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Hogan Watch
OWW Radio Producer Scott NDX reports Nick Hogan’s car accident
OWW Radio’s Theme and Intro with Live Phone Number (888 357 9876 Option 2)
Nick and Aaron hosting.
Opening

News & Discussions:
Nick discusses the upcoming interview of Dr. David Reiss in the second half of the show, discussing his credentials and the purpose of his interview.
Breaks down the first hour of the show, which is about the PPV buy rates and other industry news.
Nick discusses WWE’s potential rebranding of ECW of SyFy, calling it their televised
developmental program.
Reads an email from T-Man about how he thinks ECW is WWE’s best program.
Aaron suggests they should have changed the name a long time ago.
Nick asks will changing ECW’s name bring in more fans?
Nick goes on a to discuss RAW and how they need to be rebranded. Nick mentions that RAW hasn’t been at it’s best in years, not since 2002.
Nick says he feels RAW is no longer raw.
Nick runs down what he feels were what hurt RAW and WWE the most from 2002, such as Rock leaving and the Invasion angle becoming an family feud.
Nick says perhaps Vince did “infect” wrestling.
Commercial
Brings up the rebranding of ECW again.
Nick talks about ROH announcing Kevin Steen’s future announcement. Mentions ROH’s upcoming shows and HDNet.
Nick wants ROH to offer live PPVs, thinking that they would do better with PPVs than a show people need to pay for.
Nick mentions he thinks ROH is better than TNA.
Nick mentions Eddie Edwards has returned for elbow surgery and is working over in Japan.
Nick mentions Jim Cornette’s upcoming appearance on ROH on HDNet. He feels Cornette will help ROH where Hulk Hogan will not help TNA.
Nick runs down the final card for TNA’s PPV Final Resolution.
Nick and Aaron discuss the current Scott Steiner and Bobby Lashley feud.
Nick and Aaron break down the 3 Degrees of Pain match between Desmond Wolfe and Kurt Angle
Nick discusses Jeff Hardy’s upcoming return to court.
Nick and Aaron bicker like children.
Commerical

Shawn Sloth of Empire Wrestling Federation
Shawn Kloth of Empire Wrestling Federation calls in live.
Nick promotes EWF and discusses a young up and coming wrestler Chris Cadillac.
Promotes OWW Radio and the upcoming EWF show.
The group discusses the potential ECW rebranding and the future of the WWE.
Nick continues to tout the talents of Chris Cadillac.
WWE PPVs
Nick and Aaron discuss WWE’s claim that PPV buys have declined due to people watching the shows in groups.
Nick discusses an article by Michelle Wilson which eplains other reason why people might not be purchasing PPVs.
Nick discusses how he only watches on PPV a year and no longer a member of WWE Classics.
Nick feels the reason WWE PPV buys have dropped due to the decline in the quality of the product.
Nick brings up the redundancy of the RAW main event over the last 51 PPVs.
Nick attacks WWE for them blaming their fans for the decline in PPV buys and not the decline in quality of WWE’s product.
Nick mentions a poll held on the OWW Genesis forums that counters WWE’s claim, stating 60% of fans rather read the results online.
Commercial

Ring Psychology Discussion
Nick talks more about the WWE polls on WTR and OWW Genesis Forums about how the results of the polls differ from the information WWE spokes person released
Nick then promotes upcoming guest Dr. David Reiss who will be joining the show in the next hour
Nick discusses the art of ring psychology a study in which Dr. Reiss is a specialist in
Nick talks about certain wrestlers who mastered ring psychology, names such as Ric Flair, Jake Roberts, Ricky Steamboat and Ted Dibiase
Nick brings up a thread from OWW Genesis forum titled “Ring Psychology” which asked users a number of questions regarding the art from. Nick goes on to read some of the replies from the thread
A reply regarding Jake Roberts’ gift of giving a promo came up in the thread, one certain promo which was pointed out was Jake’s WrestleMania VI Pre-Match Interview which Nick played
Nick gets a call from Paul Horsemen4life to weigh in on the Ring Psychology topic. Paul brings up Hulk Hogan as a great ring psychologist. Paul goes on to say that Hogan’s success for his longevity in the wrestling industry came partly because Hogan made the fans believe that every challenger he faced was a strong enough threat to dethrone him. Hogan’s ability to make his foe look immensely powerful in the match played with the fans minds and kept them watching and it made the fans want for Hogan to win, and when Hogan did make his comeback, it won the fans over making the customer feel that their money was well spent, this made the customer want to come back for more
Nick goes into commercial with a voice message left on the OWW Radio Toll Free Number by wrestler Big Val Puccio giving his opinion on ring psychology. Val spoke from a villain’s perspective by delivering stiff shots and full on attack to get the crowd’s emotions. Val endorses the hard knocks philosophy of wrestling and dismisses entertainment. Val mentions names from the hard knocks, golden era; Killer Kawolski, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Gorgeous George
Commercial

OWW Radio Featured Guest ? Dr. David Reiss
Nick introduces Dr. David Reiss
Dr. Reiss grew up as wrestling with his father. Some of the first wrestlers that Dr. Reiss remembers watching were Verne Gagne and Bobo Brazil
Dr. Reiss became intrigued with the psychology of wrestling watching Bobby Heenan, The Bruiser, The Crusher and Ox Baker in Chicago. Dr. Reiss was curious with the different ?personalities? of each wrestler and how they connected with the audience
Dr. Reiss tells a funny story involving Bobby Heenan and a group of wrestlers
Dr. Reiss talks about his projects with the Cauliflower Alley Club. Reiss speaks of how he helps wrestlers discover where their babyface and heel characters come from by learning about their real life personalities
Dr. Reiss discusses how the Goldust character has different attributes which appeal to both young and old audiences
Dr. Reiss explains how much of a wrestler’s real life personality should be put into a gimmick to make it successful. However a wrestler should be careful not to implement too much of themselves into a character because the character will lose the audience or the wrestler portraying the character will lose his own self identity, Nick mentions Ric Flair as an example
Dr. Reiss speaks of the realism of wrestling, that he objects to people calling it fake. Dr. Reiss explains that even though wrestling is pre-determined, the wrestlers in the ring are still competing against one another and that the delivery of moves are still real
Dr. Reiss briefly discusses the transformation of Festus then turns his attention to the mis-portrayal of CM Punk being booed for his stance against drugs
Dr. Reiss compares fan reaction between wrestling crowds to boxing crowds, MMA crowds and movie crowds
Dr. Reiss talks about why young wrestling fans are socially isolated and seen as loners
Commercial

Dr. David Reiss Interview (Continued)
Dr. Reiss analyses the Stone Cold Steve Austin character and the psychology behind it
Dr. Reiss analyses the ?double turn? psychology behind the Steve Austin/Bret Hart, what triggered Austin to be cheered and Bret to be booed
Dr. Reiss discusses the Mickie James storyline
Dr. Reiss discusses the positive and negatives of announcing in wrestling and also talks about how fans can have more appreciation for a wrestling match when attending live events because they aren?t distracted by the announcing
Commercial

Dr. David Reiss Interview (Continued)
Dr. Reiss explains the difference of fan reaction to gimmick matches, main event matches and undercard matches
Dr. Reiss discusses the loss of meaning in certain moves due to a lack of selling due to a lack of psychology from the wrestlers involved in the match
Dr. Reiss discusses how cater a wrestling product to both adults and children without insulting the intelligence of the adults
Commercial

Dr. David Reiss Interview (Continued)
Dr. Reiss discusses WWE going PG
Dr. Reiss names some of the best ring psychologists today
Dr. Reiss discusses reintegrating the psychology back into wrestling, re-empower the delivery of big moves for fans to understand the moves, overall enhancing the entertainment value of wrestling
Dr. Reiss discusses how to make John Cena into a successful heel
Dr. Reiss discusses what made Greg Valentine a great heel and how he could maintain the fans respect for his in ring ability, the same applied for Ted Dibiase
Dr. Reiss plugs his email dmreiss@gmail.com , and you can find his articles on the Cauliflower Alley Club website http://www.caulifloweralleyclub.org/
Dr. Reiss promotes his seminars at Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion in 2010 on Ring Psychology and Dr. Reiss will also be doing individual work with wrestlers on developing their ring personas
Closing
Nick closes the show thanking Dr. David Reiss and the callers.

OWW Radio wish to thank this week’s featured guest Dr. David Reiss

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OPENING
The show opens on somber note, with the playing of a traditional Samoan Hymn “Samoana”, followed by a 10-bell salute. Nick then relays the unfortunate news of the passing of Eddie “Umaga” Fatu, and follows with voicemails from fans and various wrestling personalities paying tribute to the late grappler.

Commercial

The show returns from commercial led in by Michael Jackson’s ?Will You Be There?. Nick gives a brief biography on career of Eddie Fatu followed by twitter comments from peers in the wrestling profession Jim Ross, Howard Finkel, Paul Heyman, Jeremy Borash, Tara, Matt Morgan, Alison Danger, Maryse, TNA Online, Wrestlers Rescue, Chris Jericho, Lilian Garcia, Gregory Helms, Christopher Daniels, Shannon Moore, Dragon Gate USA, Samoa Joe, Ring of Honor, Tyler Reks, Michelle McCool, Eric Bischoff, John Layfield, Maria, Dixie Carter, Matt Hardy, Taz, and wwe.com

Commercial

The show returns from commercial led in by Christian artist Yolanda Adam’s Fragile Heart.
Nick reads tributes sent in to the OWW Radio email by fans and members of the wrestling community which included; Ben Kerin of wrestling-radio.com, Tim Winters, Dr. Mike Lano; Wrestling Journalist, Marcus Mack finishing with an email from Mara Fatu; the niece of Eddie Fatu.

Note: Unfortunately we were not able to acknowledge a tribute sent in by HWA Promoter, wrestling trainer Les Thatcher as we were unable to contact Mr. Thatcher in time before going to air, below is a copy of Mr. Thatcher’s email.

?Eddie and Mattie were the most popular tag team ever on my roster, and it is such a tragic thing for someone so talented and with yet so much more to accomplish had to be taken so very young. I don’t believe I have ever worked with an athlete so light on their feet while being so big, Eki’s agility was outstanding.

Most Sincerely
Les Thatcher?

Commercial

The show returns led in by Christian group The Katina’s The Other Side. Nick welcomes this weeks, guests, SLAM! Wrestlings, Kenai Andrews and Dr. David Reiss.
Nick, Kenai and Dave discuss how fast the news of Fatu’s passing spread, representing the effect he had on people
They discuss the bond between wrestlers and their fans
They discuss the psychical toll pro wrestling takes on the bodies of the competitors day in and day out.
Kenai discusses the support system for wrestlers, Kanai briefly mentions the support system that Rob Van Dam and his wife Sonya had after Sonya was diagnosed with colon cancer
Dave reiterates the importance of the support system between wrestlers and how so many are isolated
They discuss the importance of having a union for wrestlers in the United States

Commercial

OWW Radio returns from commercial led in by Phil Collins? Dance Into the Light. Nick discusses the influence of Samoan wrestlers and their culture in pro wrestling.
(Notes)
The basis of the Samoan community and its culture centers on God and the importance of family. In pacific islands of Samoa, Tonga, The Cook Islands, Fiji, extended families live side by side. Cousins are raised up together like siblings, and from a very young age, Christian based teachings such as respect for one’s elders and for others is taught and expected of every child. Most importantly the Biblical scripture of Jesus Christ commanding us to ?love one another as he loves us? is also instilled. The community is encouraged to be selfless and giving to everyone whether it may be people they know or complete strangers even though those living in the islands have very little over their own. This way of life in the Samoan culture is called ?Fa?aSamoa?.
When the Tsunami swept through American and Western Samoa devastating the islands in September of this year, the New Zealand media covered stories told by NZ tourists on holiday in Samoa who escaped and survived because they were saved by locals who guided them to safety, they were clothed, fed and sheltered by many of the locals.
Fa?aSamoa isn?t just restricted in the Samoan Islands, throughout the past 6 decades Samoan individuals and Samoan families have migrated and re-established communities all over the world especially in western areas such as New Zealand, Australia and the United States. Many of these families brought and still continue to bring with them the Fa’aSamoa values and for decades Fa’aSamoa has been taught and inherited down to generations and generations of family members who are born and raised in these western societies
In places such as New Zealand where one of its major cities Auckland holds the largest population of Pacific Island people in the world, the culture and values have become a part of New Zealand life enriching the New Zealand culture
The Anoa?i family have been pillars in the pro wrestling community for many years.
Over the last 30 plus years Afa & Sika have worked hard to establish a wrestling empire for their families and have since become respected members of the wrestling community. Afa & Sika are responsible not only for the training of his own children Afa’s sons Samu and Manu and Sika’s son Matthew (Rosey) but the children of their siblings, their brother’s son Rodney ?Yokozuna? Anoa?i, and their sister Vera’s 3 sons, Sam ?The Tonga Kid? Fatu, Solafatu ?Rikishi? Fatu and the man who we are paying tribute to today Edward ?Umaga? Fatu. The Wild Samoan Training school list of graduates extends further to the who’s who of the wrestling profession; The Undertaker, Batista, Michael PS Hayes, the school has also contributed in the extensive trainings of Bam Bam Bigelow, Hulk Hogan and CM Punk, and it was Afa Anoa?i whom Mickey Rourke personally approached to train him for his role in the movie The Wrestler.
The Anoa?i Family have a unique and illustrious legacy in this sport, every member of this family was and is a tough and gifted athlete who earned the accolade of WWF World Champion like Yokozuna or WWF Tag Team Champions like the Wild Samoans and the Headshrinkers, or Intercontinental Champion like Rikishi or Umaga.
This great family has given so much to this profession, but one contribution from this family that has helped enriched the industry immensely is the gift of Fa?aSamoa.
Many whom have worked with the Anoa?i Family always speak fondly of the family atmosphere and those who have trained under the Anoa?i Family have mentioned numerous of times about being taken in as members of the family by the Anoa?i clan ? an act of Fa?aSamoa that is practiced so often by many Samoans around the world.
When news of Eddie Fatu’s death was confirmed, many of Umaga’s colleagues used their twitter and facebook accounts to share their thoughts on the passing of their friend. The word that was used so commonly by the wrestlers was the word ?Uso? (or Uce for short). Uso is Samoan translation for brother. To many Samoans, the word Uso is not taken or used so lightly in the same sense as we would call each other brother or bro. Among many Samoans, uso is used sincerely, affectionately and in the highest regards and it’s quite common for Samoans to use the word towards guys who aren?t of the same race.
Nick went on to read twitter and facebook comments from wrestlers paying tribute to Eddie Fatu who used the word Uso to show the magnitude behind the meaning of the word
The word Uso is used profoundly in these comments, and obviously these comments are a testament to the impact that Umaga had in their lives and how much Fa?aSamoa has enriched the westernized wrestling profession.

Commercial

OWW Radio returns from commercial led in by Eddie Fatu’s 3 Minute Warning Theme that he and Matty Anoa?i used in the WWE when they tagging together.
Nick, Kenai and Dave discuss the Fa?aSamoa support system within the wrestling industry and the use of the word Uso
They discuss the Anoa?i family presence in the wrestling industry
They discuss Chris Jericho’s tribute to Eddie Fatu
Nick, Kenai and Dave discuss late breaking reports that Fatu was on his way back to WWE, and the role he may have played upon his return
They discuss Eddie Fatu’s reliable work ethic, the ability he possessed to put over major babyfaces while still being able to maintain his credibility as a top draw
They discuss the trust that Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan had in Eddie Fatu’s work ethic

Commercial

OWW Radio returns from commercial led in by The Umaga entrance theme. Nick, Kenai and Dave analyze the psychology behind the Umaga character, his look, his move set, his signature moves, the fusing of aerial and power moves, and the logic behind his Samoan Spike finisher.

Commercial

OWW Radio returns from commercial led in by a Samoan dance song titled ‘Tama Samoa’
Nick explains that the songs played throughout the show were a representative of Eddie Fatu. The 2 songs played featuring Yolanda Adams and The Katinas were selected by Eddie Fatu’s niece Mara Fatu Mara explained to the producers that the Yolanda Adams song was a personal favourite of Eddie Fatu’s and the Katinas song was played at Eddie, Rikishi and The Tonga Kid’s mother’s funeral in 2008
Nick, Kenai and Dave re-emphasize the Fa?aSamoa culture and support system, how it has enriched the wrestling profession
Nick runs down Eddie Fatu’s title history

CLOSING
The show ends with a touching audio montage which featuring highlights from Eddie ?Umaga? Fatu’s career, the highlights are supported by traditional Samoan hymn.

Note: On behalf of the OWW Radio Production team, we’d like to give a special thanks to following people and websites, first of all our guests Kenai Andrews from Slam Wrestling and Dr. David Reiss. Thank you to the Wrestling Observer for plugging this show, thank you Ben Kerin director of http://www.wrestling-radio.com for going out of your way to help promote this week’s special. Thanks to Mara Fatu for your contributions, it was an honour to have a representative from the Fatu Family involved with the production of this tribute. Thank to all the websites who got behind the show and helped promote it, and thank you to the many emails and voice mails sent in by wrestling fans and members of the wrestling community.

OWW Radio takes no credit for the success of this show, this was a testament to how much Eddie “Umaga” Fatu was loved by his peers and fans.

Thank you to the 2500 plus listeners who tuned into listen to this tribute show from OnlineWorldofWrestling.com, OWW Genesis and Wild Talk Radio.

Rest In Peace Edward “Umaga” Fatu
Ia manuia lau malaga

OWW Radio Production Team

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