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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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An Evening With Boxers George Foreman & Larry Holmes…

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!

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An Evening With The Expendables’ Terry Crews…

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!

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An Evening With Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Jason David Frank…

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!

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A Chat With WWE’s Jack Swagger…

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!

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An Evening With WWE’s Chris Jericho…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with WWE’s Chris Jericho. Chris has won more than 30 major championships, including a record nine WWE Intercontinental Championships and the first-ever Undisputed WWF Championship. He’s also a New York Times bestselling author and vocalist for the band Fozzy. During the show he discussed Fozzy’s new album, the release of his new book, and his desire to return to the WWE in the near future. We also gave away tickets to see Fozzy on Nov. 22 at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis.

For the rest of the show we paid our respects to the late Big Bank Hank and, with the help of TV’s Emmanuel Lewis, learned the difference between a good touch and a bad touch. It’s your body, good listeners!

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A Chat With WWE’s Mick Foley…

Surprise! The Five Count had the chance for a quick chat with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley. Known as “The Hardcore Legend” throughout the wrestling world, Mick is a three-time WWF Heavyweight Champion, TNA World Heavyweight Champion, and the first-ever WWF Hardcore Champion. He’s also a multi-time New York Times bestselling author. You can catch Mick as a Santa Claus in the new film I Am Santa Claus. Check out a special screening of it tonight at Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis.

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An Evening With Clint Howard & Wrestler Amazing Kong…

We had another double-bill for this pledge-drive edition of The Five Count! We were joined first by professional wrestler Amazing Kong. In addition to wrestling around the world, Kong has also wrestled as “Awesome Kong” in TNA and “Kharma” in WWE. She’s a former five-time Women’s Champion and is only the third woman to appear in the WWE Royal Rumble. During the show she discussed her days wrestling in Japan, her thoughts on the state of women’s wrestling, and her Good Karma Tracker Kickstarter campaign. She was a lot nicer on the phone than in the ring!

After that we were joined by legendary actor Clint Howard. Clint has appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows spanning a career of more than 50 years. He’s appeared in films like Apollo 13, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, The Wraith, Ice Cream Man, The Waterboy, and TV shows like Star Trek, Gentle Ben, Seinfeld, and The Andy Griffith Show. During the show he discussed the secrets to his longevity, shared stories about his band The Kempsters, and announced the making of the upcoming film Ice Cream Man 2. It was a happy, happy, happy day!

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A Chat With WWE’s The Miz…

We recently sat down for an exclusive interview with the WWE’s most must-see superstar The Miz. The Miz is a former WWE Champion, WWE Intercontinental Champion, WWE United States Champion, and WWE Tag Team Champion. He’s also appeared in films like The Marine 3: Homefront, The Marine 4: Moving Target, Christmas Bounty, and was a cast member on MTV’s The Real World: Back to New York.

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An Evening With Lou Ferrigno…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Lou Ferrigno. Lou is best known for his role as “The Hulk” from the TV show The Incredible Hulk. He’s also appeared in several films like Pumping Iron, Hercules, The Avengers, and I Love You, Man. During the show he discussed his bodybuilding days with Arnold Schwarzenegger, what it was like behind “The Hulk” makeup, and his appearance at the Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con. Our clothes were destroyed after all the “hulking up” we did!

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