Konnan On Members Of The WWE Undercard Not Getting Opportunities; The Honky Tonk Man On Not Being Contacted For Raw 1000

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- Mister Saint Laurent reporting:


On this week's episode of MLW Radio presented by WWNLive.com, fresh off of TripleMania, AAA matchmaker Konnan spoke about the lack of new stars in WWE:

"They need to make more stars, dude. We talk about this every week. I don't know why they don't, why they haven't. They've always been behind the curve, so has wrestling in general. That hurts a lot. I have a lot of ideas of how you could change it to make it cooler, but who in that company could do that Stone Cold gimmick or that Rock gimmick? They don't have anybody and then on top of that, they're not giving enough time to make new stars."

"It's always the same guys over and over and over. It's like, alright, those guys are already stars, let's make new ones. I don't know if any of those guys are stepping up though and saying look, I've got a great gimmick, let's go with it. It just doesn't seem like it. They just don't have those big stars there and they're not making new ones like they should."

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- Wrestling News World reader Mike Buda sent in the following:

This is Mike Buda with Top Rope Radio (every Tuesday 3-5pm CT) on SportstownChicago.com. We recently interviewed Honky Tonk Man and he talked about the prestige of the Intercontinental title, his thoughts on Raw 1,000, what he could contribute to WWE, how much he made in a week working with Hulk Hogan and . Here are the highlights of the interview:

On the prestige of the Intercontinental Championship:

"They are trying and they have tried to bring it back to life with all their belts and everything to rejuvenate them a little bit...They say the public has a short memory, but in some cases, when you diminish a product, and your belts are one of your products, so far and you dig a hole so deep with them, it's hard for them to re-sprout and come back to life again."

On not being contacted for Raw 1,000:

"It's no big deal. They used a lot of guys that are already on legends contracts and I'm not one of those. My situation would have been a little bit different. As far as appearing on TV, you've got to sign all these releases and do everything. The guys they have that they used on [Raw 1,000] and most of them are on a legends deal so it's just a day at the office to call them up and have them at the last minute."

On WWE possibly signing Billy Gunn:

"Never say never when it comes to the WWE. They took Road Dogg back and he's a backstage agent now. What they call a producer; they don't call them agents anymore. I don't know what the heck they're producing. Billy's a good guy, a good talent and he's grown up now. He's matured a lot and I think another run for him, he can make something happen."

On WWE bringing back Brock Lesnar and young talent:

"Well they need a little boost I suppose because they had to use Jim Ross, Jerry "The King" Lawler and Michael Cole and several occasions they had to bring Stone Cold back and they had to bring the Rock back. It's like they have to bring back some of these guys to get some buzz going for whatever is going on with them. It's too bad because some of the young fellas have just not caught on. The audience is not gravitating to them."

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  • gustavo

    Konann talking about innovation, where everybody knows that AAA promotion is an exact copy,, a bad copy,, of WWE. This year they have triplemania xx(wrestlemania?) with the new Hall of fame inductions. Besides that, they been having the same storylines for the last 5-6 years. Storylines that are the exact same copy of the NWO, Austin-mcMahon feud, etc. The worst thing is that they dont accept criticism and feel untouchable because they're the biggest promotion in Mexico. And they use the same guys in the main events: Perro Aguayo, Cibernetico, Mesias, el Vampiro, Octagon, Chessman, Wagner. Thats not creating new stars

  • Dave Barton

    I’m glad HTM feels its no big deal, not being invited to Raw1000…he was never a regular or even a semi-regular on Raw. Longest reigning IC champ wouldn’t be reason enough to do it…although if it were, then bring in Bruno & Demolition as well! 😉

    • I wonder what the deal is with Demolition. Recognizable faces from WWE’s past who make their nostalgia rounds on the Indy circuit, but never given any love from WWE today. I’ve often wondered the same with King Kong Bundy and Mr T. Seems like a no brainer to use these guys once in a while to mix up the Hacksaw/Piper/Brett Legend cycle.

      • havoc525

        Demolition at least made it on the last game, they’re moving.

  • Thisguy

    Who is Konnan to talk about all the problems in WWE?