Athletes

A Chat With WWE’s Baron Corbin…

The Five Count recently had a chance to chat with WWE Superstar Baron Corbin. A former offensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts, Baron started his wrestling career with the WWE in 2012. He’s an “André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal” winner and currently wrestles for the SmackDown Live brand. You can see WWE SmackDown Live at Xcel Energy Center on Feb. 28.

An Evening With WWE’s Kurt Angle…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with wrestling legend Kurt Angle. Kurt is a former WWF/WWE Champion, WCW World Heavyweight Champion, TNA World Heavyweight Champion, IWGP Heavyweight Champion, and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. He also won a freestyle wrestling gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. During the show he discussed his recent induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, transitioning from Olympic wrestling to professional wrestling, stories from his time on the road with WWE, and his new #AngleStrong Recovery App. Oh, it’s true! It’s damn true!

During the rest of the show we reminisced about our favorite Super Bowl halftime shows, Ton discussed the intricate details of his house remodeling project, we tried to figure out who Apollo Creed beat for the heavyweight title, and we argued over who would win in a fight between Robocop and Harry Potter. It came to blows!

An Evening With WWE’s Xavier Woods…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview WWE’s 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 and a current WWE Tag Team Champion. During the show he discussed being part of The New Day, the state of tag team wrestling today, his YouTube channel UpUpDownDown, and why his dream opponent is 2 Cold Scorpio. See Xavier and The New Day at WWE Monday Night Raw on Oct. 24 at Target Center in Minneapolis.

During the rest of the show we spoke with a time traveler on the phone, Dustin discussed his excitement over seeing Vanilla Ice in concert, Ton prepared his last will and testament in case he dies before next week’s show, and we listened to some spooky Halloween stories. We’re you favorite radio hollow weenies!

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A Chat With WWE’s Riddick Moss…

We recently had a chance to speak with WWE wrestler Riddick Moss. Riddick has been wrestling since 2014 and currently wrestlers for NXT. He’s also a former player for the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team. See him wrestler at WWE Presents: NXT Live – #NXTRoadTrip on Sept. 18 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul.

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A Chat With UFC Hall Of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn…

We recently had the opportunity to conduct our second exclusive interview with Dan “The Beast” Severn. Dan is a former two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, UFC Superfight Champion, and a member of the UFC Hall of Fame. He’s considered one of the pioneers of the UFC, helping make mixed martial arts what it is today. His new book “The Realest Guy in the Room: The Life and Times of Dan Severn” is available now!

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An Evening With WWE’s Tommy Dreamer…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with “The Innovator of Violence” Tommy Dreamer. Wrestling since the early ’90s, Tommy is a former ECW World Heavyweight Champion, ECW World Tag Team Champion, and WWE Hardcore Champion. He’s best known for his feuds with the likes of Raven, The Sandman, and Jerry “The King” Lawler. During the show he discussed his House of Hardcore promotion, his relationship with wrestling legend Terry Funk, and working with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper on the film The Bet. It’s available now on DVD!

During the rest of the show we announced our new 9 p.m. CT start time, discussed all the marriages Ton has broken up over the years, planned our trip to Paisley Park to take VIP tours, and we gave away tickets to see WWE Presents: NXT Live – #NXTRoadTrip on Sept. 18 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. Ton also tore phone books in half!

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A Chat With Gov. Jesse Ventura…

The Five Count recently had the opportunity to speak again with the one and only Jesse Ventura. Jesse served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. He’s also a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and has appeared in several films including Predator, The Running Man, Demolition Man, Batman & Robin, No Holds Barred, and Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe. His new book “Sh*t Politicians Say” is available now!

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An Evening With WWE’s AJ Styles & NJPW’s Jim Ross…

This installment of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with heavyweights in the world of professional wrestling. First we were joined by WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross. Working for companies like Mid-South Wrestling, WCW and WWF/WWE since the mid-‘70s, “Good ‘Ol JR” has called some of the greatest matches in wrestling history. He’s currently the new voice of New Japan Pro Wrestling. During the show he discussed his new venture as the voice of NJPW, his thoughts on this year’s Wrestlemania, and why he loves fans from Minnesota. Hear him every Friday night on NJPW’s weekly show on AXS TV!

After that we were joined by “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles. With a career dating back to 1998, AJ is a former IWGP Heavyweight Champion, NWA World Heavyweight Champion, and TNA World Heavyweight Champion. He currently wrestles for WWE. During the show he discussed his thoughts on signing with the WWE, how he thinks the newly-signed talent from NJPW will fare in the WWE, and his excitement for this year’s Wrestlemania. It was phenomenal!

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A Chat With WWE’s Charlotte Flair…

We recently had a chance to interview WWE Diva Charlotte Flair. Charlotte is the current WWE Divas Champion and a former NXT Women’s Champion. She’s also the daughter of the legendary “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Check out our exclusive interview with her in the video below! See her live at Target Center for WWE Raw tonight!

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An Evening With WWE’s Bob Backlund…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund. Bob is a two-time WWWF/WWF Heavyweight Champion, with his first reign lasting nearly six years. He’s also a former WWF Tag Team Champion, NWA Georgia Tag Team Champion, and NWA Western States Heavyweight Champion. During the show he discussed his early days in the wrestling business, his feuds with guys like “Superstar” Billy Graham and Harley Race, the development of the “Mr. Backlund” character, and his new book Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling’s World Champion. It’s Mr. Backlund to you!

During the rest of the show we discussed the convenience of calling cards, compared Ton to Scrappy-Doo, played some spooky tunes, and commemorated the upcoming Back to the Future anniversary on 10/21/15. Great Scott!

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