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Dec 31, 2012

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It's the last show of the year!!!!  On the New Year Eve's show, we bring the realness with Colt Cabana. Follow Colt at: @ColtCabana and at http://welovecolt.com and his podcast the Art of Wrestling, available on iTunes! 

*Note: There's an audio glitch from around the 20 minute mark to 27 minute mark. We apologize for this tech issue. We blame Konnan. Boom!

Topics discussed this week include:

-The Shield

-Latest on CM Punk's injury woes.

-Konnan confronts Colt Cabana about playing a Konnan hip hop song from Konnan's WCW days.

-Colt's torrid love affair with ISIS THE AMAZON?! 

-Colt calls Konnan CONAN! The whole show! #TeamKoko

-Konnan pronounces homage "O-MAJ"!

-Konnan envisions Colt's gimmick in AAA

-Colt the CABANA BOY?

-Strawberry ice cream as a sexual lubricant

-Super Porky

-The time Colt shaved Daivari's hairy butt.

-Konnan turns into a robot. LITERALLY.

-Colt Cabana's suspect Wikipedia page.

-Colt Cabana's special relationship with his mentor, the legendary Lou Thesz.

-Konnan has a MELTDOWN. No, not that kind of meltdown. You'll just have to listen.

-Colt's brother working on The Family Guy and the one time he asked his brother to hook it up.

-Colt's WWE run as Scotty Goldman

-Colt's friendship with CM Punk

-Colt's DIY mentality

-El Generico!

-Kevin Nash's booking philsophy

-Wrestlers Colt marked out for when breaking into wrestling.

-What is Colt's philosophy on dating big girls?

-The mysterious Tough Tom of Disorderly Conduct in WCW

-The 10 most jobbiest jobbers of WCW

-El Dandy's alias (according to Konnan)

-Colt & Punk doing Epic Meal Time!

-What is the deal with Colt Cabana's finger? 

-Colt's experience wrestling in Mexico

-Konnan's frustrations with enjoying a soda in Europe.

-The wonders of the bidet

-Japanese bathroom pits of DOOM

-Konnan reveals his Jewish roots! Sorta.

-Colt and the gang breakdown jewish delicacies!

-CM Punk and Konnan's conversation last year right before Money in the Bank

-TNA's feelings on Homicide talking on the microphone.

Follow the MLW Radio gang @:

Konnan @ http://twitter.com/Konnan5150

Court Bauer @ http://twitter.com/CourtBauer

Mister Saint Laurent @ http://twitter.com/MSLuniverse

Shoot us a line at: mailbag@MLW.com

Visit Major League Wrestling online at: http://MLW.com

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Dec 21, 2012

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HO! HO! HO!  The stockings are hung, the Christmas tree is lit, Larry is rocking his Christmas thong… It's Christmas Eve and the gang is all together to celebrate the holiday together! With plenty of spiked egg nog! 

Topics on this week's show include… 

-A friend of the show stops by for a few minutes to talk brownies, Mr. Perfect, thongs, Santa and more!

-Vince McMahon & Linda… Hogan?!

-Konnan is bewildered by the state of college bowl business.

-Gordon Solie drinks like a MUTHA

-Dusty Rhodes' obsession with Louis Vuitton

-The time Court got called into the princple's office by Stephanie McMahon Levesque and WHY it happened

-A young Konnan's innocence is robbed as he witnesses 2 wrestlers talking behind an arena back in the late 70s.

-First time Konnan saw someone blade as a fan

-Simon Diamond sleeps with his dog?

-World Wrestling All Star crazy road stories and RACES!

-Freebirds peeing on people back in the day.

-Dynamite pissing on a WWE Hall of Famer's leg?!

-Harley Race is a bad ass.

-Filipino JUNGLE LOVE.

-UFC fighter breaks his penis.

-Saint Laurent cooks in the nude. Really. Why? We try and find out.

-Konnan & Court talk about Homeland's season finale and the strengths and weaknesses of the writing.

-Saint Laurent's quirks.

-WWE's double standard on engaging talent that have worked for TNA and how Ric Flair's recent appearance factors into it.

-Vince McMahon's philosophy and legal matters.

-The story on Scott Steiner awkwardly dropping Konnan on his head and shoulders during a Steiner Screwdriver.

-Dealing with Scott Steiner during the WCW Monday Nitro days.

-Did WWE breakdown and discredit Court like they do outside talent given his past in pro wrestling.

-The story behind why Vince BANNED Ric Flair from cutting live promos on WWE TV.

-What former WWE/TNA writer does Konnan consider a TEDDY BEAR?

-What member of the Hogan family did Stephanie Levesque McMahon HATE?

-Brian Christopher vs. Buff Bagwell in a drinking contest!

-Saint Laurent's issues with Twitter.

-Update on Scott Hall!

-Holiday shout outs!

Follow the MLW Radio gang @:

Konnan @ http://twitter.com/Konnan5150

Court Bauer @ http://twitter.com/CourtBauer

Mister Saint Laurent @ http://twitter.com/MSLuniverse

Shoot us a line at: mailbag@MLW.com

Visit Major League Wrestling online at: http://MLW.com

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/MajorLeagueWrestling

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MLWwrestling

MLW Radio is a Court Bauer production.

MLW Radio is the official podcast of Major League Wrestling.

© 2012 Copyright MLW LLC. Commercial reproduction, distribution or transmission of any part or parts of this content by any means whatsoever without the prior written permission of MLW LLC is not permitted.   

Dec 17, 2012

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It's a mailbag@mlw.com scramble as Konnan takes on all of your questions including:

-How do you determine the value of a payday for a wrestler losing his mask in lucha libre?

-What masks are worth the most right now in lucha libre? And how much would their masks go for today if they lost them.

-Konnan working for Carlos Colon's WWC and the rival IW A Puerto Rico group.

-Working for Carlos Colon

-What Puerto Rican group did Saint Laurent work for?!

-Konnan's thoughts on Mistico 2's progress in CMLL

-What's the difference in making big money in US versus Mexico?

-Saint Laurent gives an update on his Cranky Vince detective work

-Konnan on Tony "Jobronie" Schiavone in WCW

-Konnan giving TNA a receipt for poor treatment during TNA play-by-play en Espanol!

-Konnan reminisces about his time in Australia… and Juvi getting arrested. Oh boy.

-Konnan's fights with Eric Bischoff

-How much should a Pay-Per-View cost today?

-Whose idea was it to do the Filthy Animal stable in WCW?

-The backstory on the LWO

-Konnan cutting a promo on Paul Heyman in front of the crowd in ECW about never working with a wrestler again.

-If AAA came to America, would there be an American-English product?

-What happened with El Zorro?

-Who is the next guy from Mexico WWE might go after?

-Konnan talks about Brian Pillman nearly going to AAA during the Loose Cannon angle and why it didn't happen.

-The pay structure of Mexico and how the process works.

Follow the MLW Radio gang @:

Konnan @ http://twitter.com/Konnan5150

Court Bauer @ http://twitter.com/CourtBauer

Mister Saint Laurent @ http://twitter.com/MSLuniverse

Shoot us a line at: mailbag@MLW.com

Visit Major League Wrestling online at: http://MLW.com

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/MajorLeagueWrestling

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MLWwrestling

MLW Radio is a Court Bauer production.

MLW Radio is the official podcast of Major League Wrestling.

© 2012 Copyright MLW LLC. Commercial reproduction, distribution or transmission of any part or parts of this content by any means whatsoever without the prior written permission of MLW LLC is not permitted.   

Dec 6, 2012

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It's part 2 of our bookers roundtable discussion with award winning booker Gabe Sapolsky of Dragon Gate/EVOLVE, former WWE Creative Executive/MLW booker Court Bauer, AAA booker Konnan and I Believe Wrestling booker Mister Saint Laurent.

Check out Gabe's fantastic promotions Evolve and Dragon Gate on iPPV and on demand at www.WWNLive.com! You won't find higher quality streaming content and at such an affordable price. Do it!

Topics dicussed on this week's show include… 

-Booking vs. being on a writing team. What's the difference?

-Should Gabe consider an opportunity with WWE on creative?

-Gabe shares Paul Heyman's advice on joining the WWE Creative team

-Court shares Gary Hart's point of view on the WCW creative team from the late 80s/early 90s

-Writing for a specific talent.

-Building chemistry with talent and getting assigned to work with them exclusively in WWE

-Who worked specifically with Batista at WWE from creative?

-Battling burn out and fatigue as a booker.

-When talent pulls 11th hour stuff and it causes creative headaches.

-Konnan & Gabe negotiate a talent situation on the air for AAA and Dragon Gate/Evolve!     

-Konnan asks Gabe what talent he should look at for AAA bookings in 2013.

-The time Cornette and Konnan almost battled on the mic in ROH.

-Corino vs. Homicide where Corino lost his hair in ROH and who's idea it was.

-Sabu returning to ECW and the vibe backstage right before that moment. 

-Issues with Low Ki and how he's matured over the years.

-Those times when you go online and see angles and finishes pop up on web sites.

-Blowback from AAA office about Konnan talking openly about creative plans.

-Gabe joining Paul Heyman in TNA and what Heyman's administrative and creative plans were. 

-The REAL story behind Paul Heyman and Dixie Carter at TNA.

-Was Paul Heyman going to fire everyone at TNA?

-What current major WWE stars did he Heyman envision for his version of TNA.

-What major match) did Heyman have penciled in for TNA

-Konnan shares a story about how he recommended Gabe for a gig at TNA. 

-Favorite ECW angle for Gabe.

-Fascinating note on the first ever match between Dreamer and Raven in ECW that ECW die hards will love to know.

-Rey vs. Psicosis in ECW

-The time the Brusie Bros nearly jumped Gabe backstage at ECW.  

-How did Paul treat Gabe for the first 6 months at ECW.

-The difference between Dragon Gate and EVOLVE

-Traits you look for when scouting talent.

-Jeff Hardy behind the scenes at WWE and TNA

-Hardys and their fans

-Talent depth issues today.

-How the business has changed in the development of talent.

-Fit Finlay's incredible value and contributions as a teacher in the ring.

-Does Gabe push guys hard out of the gates knowing WWE is going to sign them away?

-Booking and handling independent talent knowing that WWE can and will sign them away.

-Ricky Steamboat working with CM Punk & Samoa Joe

-Transitioning talent from the indy world to the big stage.

-The current generation of talent and what they are influenced by - for better or for worse.

-The value of in-ring teachers today.

-What's the preferred methodology for composing your booking concepts for Konnan, Court & Gabe.

-The climate of the WWE's writers room and how counter intuitive it was to the creative process.

-Gary Hart's creative environment. #IranianTobacco

-Konnan makes some cryptic AAA to U.S. comments!

-How did Gabe find CM Punk?

-MLW and ROH wars!

-ECW backstage brawl stories

-A scandalous Cranky Vince allegation by Gabe!

Follow the MLW Radio gang @:

Konnan @ http://twitter.com/Konnan5150

Court Bauer @ http://twitter.com/CourtBauer

Mister Saint Laurent @ http://twitter.com/MSLuniverse

Shoot us a line at: mailbag@MLW.com

Visit Major League Wrestling online at: http://MLW.com

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/MajorLeagueWrestling

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MLWwrestling

MLW Radio is a Court Bauer production.

MLW Radio is the official podcast of Major League Wrestling.

© 2012 Copyright MLW LLC. Commercial reproduction, distribution or transmission of any part or parts of this content by any means whatsoever without the prior written permission of MLW LLC is not permitted.   

Dec 3, 2012

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MLW Radio drops its 50th episode with part 1 of a 2 part bookers roundtable discussion. For the first time ever we get some of the top minds in booking in the same room to chop it up about their unique jobs, journeys and yes, their beefs.

The panel includes:

*Gabe Sapolsky: Our guest is the current booker of Dragon Gate USA & EVOLVE and is the co-founder of Ring of Honor. Follow him @BookitGabe and http://www.DGUSA.tv. On December 8, EVOLVE will be on iPPV via www.WWNLive.com with Johnny Gargano vs. Sami Callihan and much more!

*Konnan: AAA booker and one of Lucha Libre's preminent minds. When not booking, Konnan can be found flying high on Air Iran powered by Iranian Tobacco. #boom

*Court Bauer: Former WWE Creative Executive and Major League Wrestling (MLW) founder and booker. Today Court works as a producer and brand developer in MMA & TV.

*Mister Saint Laurent: Booking independent wrestling since he was a teenager, Saint Laurent is currently overseeing the creative for Orlando, Florida based I BELIEVE IN WRESTLING. 

Some of the topics on part 1 of this epic podcast include:

-Relationship with the wrestling media and newsletters.

-The booking lifestyle

-How the booking lifestyle changes when you become a parent.

-Being in a bubble when booking.

-Getting in the zone to book and be creative.

-Fertile environments for being creative.

-Promotion wars

-How bookers mature with age.

-The ego of being a booker.

-Court and Gabe talk for the first time since 2004.

-Konnan's time in Ring of Honor and what happened behind behind the scenes leading into it.

-How booking is such a unique position within wrestling compared to other jobs in the business.

-Developing and working with talent.

-The neurotic ways of talent and how a booker has to work with them.

-The stress of running a wrestling operation and micro-managing the entire show. 

-Booker pet peeves

-Handling talent and their input on matches and the big picture.

-Talent knowing their role in the ring and as part of a show.

-Talent that takes a booker's rejection of an angle personally.

-Personal feelings in the wrestling business blinding you from doing business the right way.

-Mistakes made as young bookers in the game.

-Talent that lashes out privately and publicly blaming Gabe for their own struggles

-Discovering talent and taking a bow for it.

-Dealing with Low Ki

-Gabe explains Special K to Konnan and how the gimmick came to be.

-Gabe stumps the crew on a question!

-When talent has a beef and it screws up the company's plans.

-Issues with Vampiro when you're the booker

-Cibernetico and Chessman drama

-The blowback from a real-life feud in WWE and how it damaged main event plans.

-Dealing with Raven in ROH and MLW.

-Booking Raven vs CM Punk

-Dusty Rhodes paranoia about the WWE offices being bugged by Vince.

-Eric Bischoff's hotel room getting de-bugged!

-WCW checking hotel phone records to see who was stooging 

Follow the MLW Radio gang @:

Konnan @ http://twitter.com/Konnan5150

Court Bauer @ http://twitter.com/CourtBauer

Mister Saint Laurent @ http://twitter.com/MSLuniverse

Shoot us a line at: mailbag@MLW.com

Visit Major League Wrestling online at: http://MLW.com

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/MajorLeagueWrestling

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MLWwrestling

MLW Radio is a Court Bauer production.

MLW Radio is the official podcast of Major League Wrestling.

© 2012 Copyright MLW LLC. Commercial reproduction, distribution or transmission of any part or parts of this content by any means whatsoever without the prior written permission of MLW LLC is not permitted.   

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