Athletes

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!

An Evening With WWE’s “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with pro wrestling legend “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. Ted is a former Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion, Mid-South Tag Team Champion, WWF North American Heavyweight Champion, WWF Tag Team Champion, and WWF King of the Ring. He’s also a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the trials and tribulations of portraying the “Million Dollar Man” character, the circumstances surrounding his decision to devote his life to Jesus, and his new documentary The Price of Fame. See it in select theaters on Nov. 7.

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite yoga techniques, planned Ton’s upcoming garage sale, paid tribute to the late Fats Domino, and explained what we did during Halloween. Ton dressed as Keanu Reeves!

A Chat With WWE’s Braun Strowman…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with WWE Superstar Braun Strowman. Standing at 6′ 8″ and weighing 385 lbs., Braun has had high-profile feuds with everyone from Brock Lesnar to Roman Reigns in his young career. He’s also a former member of The Wyatt Family. You can see “The Monster Among Men” Oct. 21 at Verizon Center in Mankato with WWE Live. See him Oct. 22 at Target Center in Minneapolis for WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.

An Evening With WWE’s Charlotte Flair…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair. Charlotte is a former WWE Divas Champion, NXT Women’s Champion, and WWE Raw Women’s Champion. She’s also the daughter of the legendary “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. During the show she gave an update on her father’s current health, discussed how far the women have come in the WWE over the last few years, and described her new book “Second Nature: The Legacy of Ric Flair and the Rise of Charlotte.” Wooo!

During the rest of the show we discussed getting He-Man-related tattoos, Ton warned his daughter’s potential suitors about the amount of weapons he owns, and Teri T. from Minnesota 93 made her return to the show after a decade absence. She mostly came looking for sandwiches.

A Chat With WWE’s AJ Styles…

The Five Count had another opportunity to speak with “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles. With a career dating back to 1998, AJ is a former IWGP Heavyweight Champion, NWA World Heavyweight Champion, TNA World Heavyweight Champion, and WWE Champion. He’s considered by many to be the best wrestler in the world today. See him with WWE Live on Sept. 4 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

A Chat With WWE’s Bobby Roode…

The Five Count had the opportunity to speak with WWE’s Bobby Roode. Wrestling professionally since 1998, Bobby is the current WWE NXT Champion. He’s also a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion, TNA World Tag Team Champion, and NWA World Tag Team Champion. See Bobby Roode live when WWE Presents NXT Live! At Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul on July 29.