Ian Barclay sent this in.
Today the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling welcomes a man on a mission to make a difference in the world; the former Johnny B. Badd, Wildman and Marvelous, Marc Mero.
Mero’s mission these days is one of positivity (www.thinkpoz.org). He is a leading motivational speaker with young people traveling across the United States and has brought his stories and inspirational messages to kids to help lift their spirits and bring out the best in them.
But Mero, is not one to shy away from his days as a star of the WCW and WWF for virtually all of the 1990s where he held the WCW TV Title and the WWF Intercontinental Championship under different persona’s. Mero’s jump from WCW to the WWF in 1996 is discussed as we get Mero’s side of the “heat” that was on him for signing the first guaranteed contract the World Wrestling Federation offered to an incoming talent. Mero offers a ton of insight into feuds and matches throughout his career and will no doubt bring some positivity to the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling.
Marc Mero on the 1st guarenteed contract in the WWF & “heat” with the boys
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Being associated with DDP and both making a difference outside the ring:
He is still one of my closest friends. DDP came out and actually surprised me while I was in Atlanta speaking at schools he had Jake Roberts, Scott Hall, Buff Bagwell, Erik Watts, Stevie Richards and we had so much fun just reminiscing and the laughter we had talking about the silly things we would do. Dallas is just an amazing guy. I’ve always joked with him since I’ve known him and told him never bet against DDP, he is just one of those guys that doesn’t give up. He is the Rocky of the new millennium. I couldn’t be prouder to call him a friend. Actually, I have a DVD coming out and DDP Yoga’s Studio filmed it for me at the school I spoke at and his video crew is the one that shot the video that went viral. DDP said “Hey brother, you never know it might go viral” and over 10 million people have seen this thing now.
Working with DDP in the ring:
He would call me at three o’ clock in the morning and I’d say who is calling me at this hour and when I’d pick up the phone I’d hear “Hey bro, I got a spot I want to run by you, when you reverse the hip toss go underneath” and I’m saying Dallas, its three in the morning and he said “oh I couldn’t sleep, but what do you think?” I wanted to strangle him but, that’s why I loved the guy he is just so passionate about everything he does but now he is doing it for the whole world. DDP and I had some really good matches. But my best matches with DDP were at house shows because you can go a little bit longer and we would always try new things. We had matches where people were on the edge of their seats
Wrestling Brian Pillman at Fall Brawl 1995:
We knew that it was going to be a 30 minute match and I remember that Brian really worked hard to help construct a match that would raise some eyebrows because I was still very green and Brian wanted to bring the best out of me. I would actually say that is probably one of if not the top 5 matches I’ve ever had.
Who helped you become a better in ring performer?:
Stone Cold Steve Austin at King of the Ring 96. Definitely anytime against Eddie Guerrero. Eddie was the easiest guy to wrestle. Steve Regal helped me out a lot along the way. Going back all the way to the beginning it was Raven, he helped me out in becoming a much better worker. Guys that would work with me in the ring and maybe they weren’t happy about me beating them in the ring, they were business guys and they always wanted to make it better. I know there are guys I am forgetting but there are so many guys that were instrumental in helping that were fun to work with.
Jumping to the WWF in 1996:
The WWF was such a big deal because that was going to the dance. You really knew you made it, when you made it to WrestleMania and I was the first one to get a guaranteed contract. I had so much good stuff going in but I also didn’t know how much it hurt me going in, bringing my wife at the time and the character of the “Wildman” were very difficult. I came from the flamboyant crazy Johnny B. Badd to the “Wildman” Marc Mero, and I thought what is a Wildman? Am I from a jungle? I never connected with the character and unfortunately the audience didn’t either and that was difficult because I was starting to get better as a wrestler. But I have no regrets, good, bad it all led me to where I am today.
Mero also discusses, his New York State Golden Gloves championship, the origins of the Johnny B. Badd character, the Johnny B. Badd theme song, Marvelous Marc Mero, his feud with Sable, the Brawl for All competition and his future.
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