Athletes

An Evening With CM Punk…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with CM Punk. CM Punk is a former WWE Champion, WWE World Heavyweight Champion, ECW Champion, ROH World Champion, and WWE Intercontinental Champion. He also competed in the UFC and wrote for Marvel Comics. During the show he discussed why he’ll probably never return to the wrestling ring, his current career as an actor, and the release of his new film The Girl on the Third Floor. It’s clobberin’ time!

During the rest of the show we played our favorite Halloween jams, begged for money for the KMSU pledge drive, answered a letter from a woman who needed to quickly wire 6.5 million dollars to our bank account, and learned how to prepare the perfect Moroccan meal for a dinner party from our friend Vincent Price. Happy Halloween!

A Chat With WOW-Women Of Wrestling’s Teal Piper…

The Five Count recently had a chance to chat with professional wrestler Teal Piper. Teal is currently a member of WOW-Women of Wrestling. She’s also the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. See Teal and the rest of the WOW wrestlers when WOW’s second season premiers Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. CT on AXS TV!

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.