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!
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.
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!
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!
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!