The Blue Meanie has discussed talking wrestling with AEW President Tony Khan back in the nineties in an online chatroom.
Wrestling chat rooms were the place for die-hard wrestling fans in the nineties to communicate and trade tapes of different events. It’s well known that Tony Khan is a lifelong wrestling fan, and now former ECW star The Blue Meanie has recalled their chats.
Talking to The Wrestling Inc. Daily, Meanie reminisced about knowing Khan as a younger man:
“Tony’s a great dude. Back in the ’90s when AOL was a thing, I used to always go in the chats. There was always a chat that was myself, Mike Johnson from PWInsider, our mutual friend Jeremiah, our mutual friend Del, and Tony Khan was in that room too. We were chatting and trading tapes back in the day, and you knew he loved ECW.”
“I was just thinking about this the other night, it was on one of the last shows ECW ran at the Lulu Temple. It was the Lulu Temple, ECW arena weekend, and that was the weekend we did the KISS [parody] both nights. They aired the one from the arena, but our test run was at Lulu Temple, and Tony was there for both of those nights.”
Blue Meanie then discussed one of his favourite AEW stars, Orange Cassidy. Meanie revealed an admiration for the lackadaisical star and praised Cassidy for getting so much mileage out of so little.
“I am so jealous of Orange Cassidy. He gets so much out of doing less is more. I always say less is more. If you feel like you’re going slow, go even slower, and boy. I watch Orange Cassidy do what he does and get over and get a reaction, and I am envious. Besides the fact that he’s a great guy anyway, I like when good people do good. I love everything he’s doing now. He’s great. I just laugh because he’s just so over, and this isn’t in a bad way, but I wish I could get away with doing that stuff. And I do thumb wrestling in the ring.”
“We could have a fake-off. Seriously, before the pandemic started, I was going to start petitioning for Blue Meanie vs. Orange Cassidy. Blue vs. Orange. Stuff like that. I would love to work with him at least one time. Even if AEW comes back to Philadelphia, has a live event, have an ECW appearance and me and Orange Cassidy can do something.”
Tony Khan recently discussed who he thinks is the greatest celebrity wrestler ever.