Gallows, Anderson and Rocky Romero have managed to pull in an immense level of special guest for Talk ‘N Shop A Mania – from the Young Bucks to Scott Steiner – but how easy has it been to persuade certain stars, and is there one man the trio haven’t been able to convince?
The three men behind Talk ‘N Shop A Mania recently sat down with Inside The Ropes to chat all about the event, and we asked those very questions!
KA: “I guess the only person that kayfabed us was Naked Mideon!”
LG: “Yeah, Naked Mideon kayfabed us – but, you know, maybe someday.”
So, no Naked Mideon sadly! However, Gallows, Anderson and Romero thought would speak to how they managed to convince some high profile names to join the show.
LG: “You know, it was easier than we thought it would be, because you’ve got to remember, these guys are sitting in the middle of a pandemic. A lot of them are bored off out of their minds. I mean, some of these guys showed up here not having a clue what they were even here for. They just wanted to see the boys and hang out. And then they got here and went, ‘What the f*** is this?'”
RR: “We just found out Virgil, AKA Vincent thought he was working for AEW.”
LG: “Then he just pulls up to a guy’s house!”
KA: “A payday is payday, right? And I think a lot of people found out that Talk ‘N Shop A Mania 1 did well and so it was pretty easy. But we had a lot of we had a lot of people actually asking, like, ‘Hey, if there’s room, I’d love to. I thought it was really funny.’ That was a little bit of a reward for us – meaning that, hey, if they enjoyed it and they want to be part of it, that we thought that was pretty damn cool.”
One of those names, of course, was Scott Steiner! Doc Gallows discussed how they would ask Big Poppa Pump to be part of the show.
“I met Scott in probably 2011, and we’re both Georgia guys. I went to India with him and then worked with them doing some TNA and a bunch of independent stuff so Scott and I have been friendly over the years – but trying to ask Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner to make a cameo in a Ball For A Ball Match in your front yard, that’s a little different than engaging in a serious professional wrestling match with him.
“Luckily, Scott likes us. Scott’s got a big sense of humour. And after a few, “What the f**k are you talking abouts,” we got it done and I think that’s a hell of a cameo to the point where, you know, this pay-per-view, as I said earlier, which is available via the Fite app over where you’re at, is way more vulgar than what we did the first time. It’s even more vulgar than the podcast, which we think is really funny. And within saying that, we still had to cut something that Scott Steiner said, ’cause we went, “Oh, s**t! That’s a little too far, Good Brother!” So that’s just not gonna make it. He went all the way in so I think that the Scott Steiner verbiage will be some of the classic lines out of the pay-per-view. And I hope to to hear those repeated back to all of us on Twitter on the on the night of the 13th.”
You can read the entire interview here.
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