Athletes

A Chat With TNA Knockout ODB…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with professional wrestler ODB. Hailing from Minnesota, ODB is a former TNA Women’s Knockout Champion, TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion, and OVW Women’s Champion. She’s also the owner and proprietor of The Meat and Greet Food Truck Co. Catch ODB as she tours across Minnesota this year and tell her The Five Count sent you!

A Chat With WWE’s Xavier Woods…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with WWE Superstar Xavier Woods. Xavier is best known as part of the WWE tag team The New Day. He’s also a former TNA World Tag Team Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, and WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion. See Xavier and The New Day as part of WWE Live! in Rochester, MN on April 21 at The Mayo Civic Center!

A Chat With WWE’s Jeff Hardy…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with WWE Superstar Jeff Hardy. Known as one-half of the team “The Hardy Boyz” with his brother Matt, Jeff has wrestled for the WWE as far back as 1994. He’s also a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, WWE Champion, WWF/World Tag Team Champion, WWF/E Intercontinental Champion, and TNA World Heavyweight Champion. See Jeff Hardy as part of WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania on Mar. 2 in Minneapolis at Target Center!

A Chat With WWE Hall Of Famer Diamond Dallas Page…

The Five Count recently had another chance to speak with WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page. DDP is a former three-time WCW Heavyweight Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, and has appeared in films like Ready To Rumble and The Devil’s Rejects. He is also the creator of the DDPY yoga program. His new book “Positively Unstoppable: The Art of Owning It with the Power of Mind-Set, Motivation, and DDP Yoga” is available now!

An Evening With GLOW’s David McLane…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with wrestling promoter David McLane. David is best known as the creator and host of GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling and WOW: Women of Wrestling. He also created the World Roller Hockey League, Pro Beach Hockey and the Triple Crown of Polo. During the show he discussed how he got involved in promoting women’s wrestling, his memories of working with GLOW, and the wrestlers involved in the upcoming series of WOW: Women of Wrestling. Check out the debut on Jan. 18 on AXS TV!

During the rest of the show we argued over the meaning of key scenes in the film The Neverending Story, Dustin explained how the Tooth Fairy brought him California Raisins instead of money, and Ton lost an eye playing with a flying robot toy. Luckily, he looks even better wearing an eye patch!

An Evening With The MC5’s Wayne Kramer & UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two legends in their respective fields. First we were joined by Wayne Kramer. Wayne is best known as the founder and guitarist for the band MC5. He’s also played with the likes of Johnny Thunders, Axis of Justice, Was (Not Was), and Mudhoney. During the show he discussed the 50th anniversary tour for MC5, his memories of working with GG Allin, and his new book “The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities.” See Wayne with the MC50 tour on Oct. 23 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis!

Next we were joined by Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. Known for fights with the likes of Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture, Chuck is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and a member of the UFC Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed transitioning from MMA to acting, his new film Silencer, and coming out of retirement to once again face Tito Ortiz. See “Liddell vs. Ortiz III” on Nov. 24 from Golden Boy Promotions!

During the rest of the show we argued over who should be in charge of The Five Count’s social media presence, Ton discussed his former “working” relationship with Reba McEntire, and we paid tribute to Burt Reynolds. R.I.P. Burt!

An Evening With WWE’s Kofi Kingston & The Walking Dead’s R. Keith Harris…

This edition of The Five Count included two exclusive celebrity interviews. First we were joined by WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston. Kofi is a member of longest reigning tag team champions in WWE history, The New Day. He’s also a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, WWE United States Champion, and WWE World Tag Team Champion. During the show he discussed dealing with injuries on the road, his upcoming appearance at WWE WrestleMania, and The New Day’s new book, “The Book of Booty: Shake It. Love It. Never Be It.” New Day Rocks!

Next we were joined by actor R. Keith Harris. Keith is best known for his role as “Dr. Harlan Carson” on the TV show The Walking Dead. He’s also appeared in TV shows like Under the Dome, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek, and Beverly Hills, 90210. During the show he discussed his early days in the business, the popularity of The Walking Dead, and his new film Shifting Gears. It’s available now!

During the rest of the show we complained about the length of WrestleMania, discussed our recent interview with Eddie Money, received a call from a marijuana activist, and scheduled a Ric Flair chopping contest. Woooo!

A Chat With WWE’s Cesaro…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with WWE Superstar Cesaro. Hailing from Switzerland, Cesaro is a former ROH World Tag Team Champion, WWE Raw Tag Team Champion, WWE United States Champion, and the inaugural Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy winner. He’s currently one-half of the tag-team “The Bar” with WWE Superstar Sheamus. See Cesaro live at WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania, March 9 at Target Center in Minneapolis.

An Evening With WWE’s Luke Harper…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with WWE Superstar Luke Harper. Harper is a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, SmackDown Tag Team Champion, and NXT Tag Team Champion. He’s a former member of The Wyatt Family and current member of The Bludgeon Brothers with Erick Rowan. We were also joined by Ted Geoghegan, writer and director of the film Mohawk. During the show they discussed the making of Mohawk and Harper’s role in it, Harper discussed his future as an actor, and his current tag team with Rowan. After that, we followed the buzzards!

During the rest of the show we announced the beginning of the long-overdue overhaul of our website, discussed the dangers of misusing neti pots, and gave away tickets to WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania, March 9 at Target Center in Minneapolis. It pays to listen to The Five Count!

An Evening With WWE’s Lanny “The Genius” Poffo…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with professional wrestler Lanny Poffo. Known as “Leaping” Lanny and “The Genius” during his years with the WWE, Lanny is a former NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion, ICW World Heavyweight Champion, and manager of Mr. Perfect and The Beverly Brothers. He’s also the brother of WWE Hall of Famer Randy “Macho Man” Savage. During the show he discussed his early days in wrestling, his process for writing his poems, and his new comic book “The Genius Lanny Poffo – Wrestling’s Smartest Man.” Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we shared heart-warming stories of the days when we were roommates, discussed the future of The Five Count website, and paid tribute to Five Count alumnus Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. Yahtzee!