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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
We here at The Five Count believe there is nothing more American than punching people in the face. That’s why this Independence Day edition of the show featured exclusive interviews with two of America’s most legendary boxers. First we were joined by “The Easton Assassin” Larry Holmes. Larry was the WBC Heavyweight Champion from 1978 to 1983, The Ring Heavyweight Champion from 1980 to 1985, and the IBF Heavyweight Champion from 1983 to 1985. He’s fought everyone from to Muhammad Ali to Mike Tyson and Joe Frazier to Evander Holyfield. During the show he discussed his early days in boxing, his history with Muhammad Ali, and his legacy as a champion. It was a real knockout!
For round two we were joined by the one and only George Foreman. “Big George” is a former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, with his second reign at age 45 making him the oldest World Heavyweight Champion in boxing history. He’s also a successful entrepreneur and the man behind the George Foreman Grill. During the show he discussed his early days in boxing, his memories of “The Rumble in the Jungle” in Zaire, and his second career as an entrepreneur. George bless America!
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Terry Crews. Terry is perhaps best known for his role as “Hale Caesar” in all three of The Expendables films. He also appeared in films like The 6th Day, Friday After Next, White Chicks, Bridesmaids, and TV shows like Arrested Development, Everybody Hates Chris, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. During the show he discussed his ability to pull-off both comedy and action roles, portraying “Herbert Love” on Arrested Development, and his new TV show World’s Funniest Fails. He still remains Ton’s favorite actor!
During the rest of the show we talked about monster trucks, discussed which Brady Bunch girl we would take to prom, dissected Inspector Gadget’s family tree, and Ton voiced his displeasure for Saturday Night Live and the band Phish. That’s just a sample of the hard-hitting journalism you’ve come to expect from The Five Count!
This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Jason David Frank. Jason is best known for his role as “Tommy Oliver” from the TV show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. In addition to portraying the “Green Ranger” and “White Ranger” during the first few seasons and films, he’s also a 7th degree black belt in karate and an accomplished MMA fighter. During the show he discussed his legacy as a Power Ranger, his new reality show My Morphin Life, and once again challenged C.M. Punk to a MMA fight. The ball’s in your court, Punk!
During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite cartoon cats, mourned the loss of Leonard Nimoy, and gave away tickets to see The Hornheads, former horn section for Prince & The New Power Generation. You never know what to expect on The Five Count!
The Five Count recently had a chance to chat with WWE Superstar Jack Swagger. Jack is known as “The Real American” and is a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He’s also a former ECW World Heavyweight Champion, WWE United States Champion, and winner of the “Money in the Bank” ladder match. See Jack Swagger tonight during WWE Monday Night Raw at Target Center!