Ryan Rider sent this in.
The Monster Abyss recently joined Ryan Rider for an interview on Main Event Radio. It is available for download now in the interviews section of MainEventRadio.com.
Here are some highlights:
Impact Wrestling has a great following all around the world. In Japan the United States, Canada, throught out the United Kingdom. I’m sure it’s going to work out. I’m confident in TNA and what they have planned and come January we’ll be doing our thing and doing it as strong as ever.
Monster’s Ball Match Memories: All the Monsters Ball matches. I’ve had so many of them. Me and Sabu, me and Rhino had some really good ones, me and Bully Ray, AJ Styles, all of them. I’m so proud of them. It’s kind of my match, it’s named after me and it’s neat to see all the different kind of matches that occurred in the Monster’s Ball. It’s going on 10 or 11 years that we’ve been doing it. It’s a pretty big thing and I love it.
At Bound for Glory 2007, the 4-way with Samoa Joe, Rhino, and Brother Runt. In 2008, the only tag team Monster’s Ball that’s ever been done. Me and Matt Morgan, Team 3D, LAX, and Beer Money. That one is NOT one of my best memories, that one is one of the most extreme memories. That was probably the most pain I’ve ever felt and the most injured I’ve ever been after a match. Some good memories and some bad memories to it.
Working with Bram: He’s incredible. I just can’t rave enough about the guy. He’s such a physical wrestler, he’s cut out of my mold; reminds me of a young Bruiser Brody. An incredible wrestler, his ring awareness and his acumen in the ring is just above a guy his age. Those two matches we had – Stairway to Janice and the Monster’s Ball were incredible. I was so proud of it, they were physical matches and the fans enjoyed it. We took a lot of risks, he put his body on the line, I put my body on the line and the result is what ended up happening. He’s a star on the rise.
Young talents: TNA has a bunch of guys who are on the cusp of breaking through. Ethan Carter, EC3, I really think is a star. A guy who has great acumen and awareness. Everything he does he strives for perfection. The Bromans are two great athletes, an incredible tag team together. Rockstar Spud. We have a good group of young guys who are really making their mark and are going to continue to.
Where has Joseph Park been: I don’t know where he’s been. That son of a gun kind of disappears and does his own thing. I think he might have had enough of the wrestling business. I won’t say never but I don’t see that anytime soon. I think Joseph Park is a great character; he was very entertaining in so many facets. He wasn’t a good wrestler and he wasn’t supposed to be. The character was really strong and I miss him a little bit.
Jim Mitchell: He is one of the greatest managers of all-time, one of the best talkers ever in this business. I really enjoyed our time together.