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An Evening With The King Of Kong’s Billy Mitchell & Steve Wiebe…

This was another jam-packed, two-hour episode of The Five Count. During the first hour we played some of our favorite yuletide classics, warned the listeners of the dangers of osteoporosis, and took a trip to Pac-Ville to celebrate Christmas with Pac-Man. It was breathtaking.

The second hour included two exclusive interviews with Donkey Kong masters. Our first guest was Steve Wiebe. Steve is best known as the main focus in the documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. He has held the record for highest score in Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. on several occasions and was the first person to achieve more than a million points in a public game of Donkey Kong. During the show he discussed his mastery of the Atari 2600, the harsh mistress known as Donkey Kong, and his rivalry with Billy Mitchell.

After that we were joined by Steve’s arch-nemesis in The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Billy Mitchell. Billy is considered by many to be the greatest arcade game player of all-time. He has held the record for highest scores in Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., BurgerTime, and was the first person to achieve a perfect score in Pac-Man. During the show he discussed his days as part of the U.S. National Video Game Team, meeting Namco founder Masaya Nakamura, and why creative editing in The King of Kong cast him in an unfavorable light. It was an arcade Christmas on The Five Count! Grab some quarters!

An Evening With WWE’s Booker T…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. Booker T is a former six-time World Heavyweight Champion, former 10-time WCW World Tag Team Champion as one-half of the team Harlem Heat, and a former WWE King of the Ring. During the show he told tales of his 20+ years in the wrestling business, discussed his current role as the general manager for WWE’s SmackDown, and talked about his new book, Booker T: From Prison to Promise. We could dig that, sucka!

An Evening With Jesse “The Body” Ventura…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Jesse “The Body” 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. During the show he discussed his days in professional wrestling, recording his numerous hit records, and why the United States ain’t what it used to be. We didn’t have time to bleed the entire show!

An Evening With Chuck Wepner & Dan “The Beast” Severn…

This installment of The Five Count was our special celebration of our great nation’s independence. The celebration included exclusive interviews with two American heroes. First up was former heavyweight boxing champion Chuck Wepner. Known as the Bayonee Bleeder, Chuck is best known for going 15 rounds with then heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in 1975. He also went toe-to-toe with guys like Sonny Liston, Ernie Terrell, and George Foreman, and has been cited as the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone’s film Rocky. During the show he discussed how he started out in boxing, going the distance with Ali, and being the inspiration for Rocky Balboa. After that he announced an open challenge to Godzilla!

Next up we were joined by 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. During the show he shared stories about his time in the octagon, working for Vince McMahon and the WWE, and why he’s still able to tie competitors in knots today. God bless America!

An Evening With WWE’s Diamond Dallas Page…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with 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 DDPYOGA program. During the show he explained how he got started in wrestling, discussed forming a tag team with Jay Leno, and tried to talk Ton into joining his yoga program. When Ton refused, DDP offered him a Diamond Cutter as a consolation prize. Feel the bang!

An Evening With WWE’s “Mean” Gene Okerlund…

This installment of The Five Count featured a a special interview with “Mean” Gene Okerlund. “Mean” Gene is one of the most recognizable announcers in professional wrestling. His career has spanned five decades and included tenures with the AWA, WCW, and WWE. He is also a member of the WWE Hall Of Fame. During the show he discussed how he started in the business working for the American Wrestling Association in Minnesota, what it was like being part of the World Wrestling Federation during the height of Hulkamania, and why he thinks today’s product ain’t what it used to be. Amen, brother!

An Evening With Butterbean & The Brady Bunch’s Robbie Rist…

We were joined by two more celebrity guests for this special Father’s Day edition of The Five Count. First up we chatted with our good pal Butterbean. Butterbean is a five-time World Toughman Heavyweight Champion. During his boxing career he held the IBA Super-Heavyweight title and the WAA Heavyweight title. He also competed at WWE’s Wrestlemania XV. During the show he chatted about his career in the ring, why he’s proud to be an American, and announced an open challenge to Mike Tyson. Let us know if you accept, Mike.

Next up we were joined on the show by Robbie Rist. Robbie is best known for his role as “Cousin Oliver” on the TV show The Brady Bunch. He also appeared in the film Iron Eagle and provided the voice of “Michelangelo” for all three of the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. During the show he discussed what it was like on the set of The Brady Bunch, being known as “Cousin Oliver” after so many years, and why he’s so popular is Spain. Dustin pissed him off by asking about his sex life.

An Evening With WWE’s “Road Warrior” Animal…

This episode of The Five Count featured a special interview with “Road Warrior” Animal. Animal is a member of the WWE Hall Of Fame as one half of The Road Warriors. Also known as the Legion of Doom, Animal and his partner Hawk dominated tag-team wrestling for more than two decades. During the show he talked about his early days in the wrestling business, his ties to other Minnesota-born wrestlers of the ’80s, and why he and his partner Hawk are remembered as legends of the squared-circle. Oh, what a rush!

An Evening With WWE’s Sheamus & Grim Reaper’s Steve Grimmett…

This was a jam-packed edition of The Five Count. This installment of “Scare-A-Thon 2010” was filled to the brim with celebrity action as we had not one, but two megastars on the show. First up was Steve Grimmett, lead singer for the metal band Grim Reaper. Grim Reaper is best known for their legendary albums See You In Hell, Fear No Evil, and Rock You To Hell. They are also the only band to have all of their music videos featured on Beavis & Butt-Head. During the show he talked about being part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, punching Def Leppard in the face, and having Grim Reaper’s music videos torn to shreds by Beavis & Butt-Head. It rocked!

After that we were joined by WWE Superstar Sheamus. “The Celtic Warrior” is a multi-time WWE Champion, the 2010 King of the Ring, the 2012 Royal Rumble winner, and has feuded with numerous WWE Superstars including Randy Orton, Triple H, and John Cena. “The Celtic Warrior” discussed how he started in the wrestling business, his hatred for The Miz, and his upcoming appearance at WWE’s Bragging Rights PPV in Minneapolis. It was an amazing show, Fella!

An Evening With WWE’s Paul Bearer…

This edition of The Five Count featured a special interview with WWE’s Paul Bearer. Paul is a professional wrestling legend and was a staple for more than 30 years in companies like WWE, WCW, and TNA. He managed guys like The Ultimate Warrior, Kane, Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Mick Foley, and The Undertaker. During the show he talked about life in the wrestling business, told stories about his days on the road with The Undertaker, and helped us understand how the wrestling business and the funeral business go hand in hand. Oh, yes!