What A Rush Podcast with Road Warrior Animal, Joe Laurinaitis
Summary: Road Warrior Animal and host Joe Roderick talk about the old days of professional wrestling and the current product you see week-to-week.
Joe and Joe come to you from a Red Roof Inn in Rockford, Illinois this week as Animal is making some appearances and Joe just happens to be visiting family. The guys open by talking about wrestling on Christmas Day and then Animal talks about working with the Great Kabuki, who wrestled his final match after 53 years. The guys are then joined by WWE Hall of Famer, Charles Wright, aka The Godfather, aka Papa Shango, aka Kama Mustafa. Joe and Charles talk about their friendship that started in the 1990s and the journeys it has taken them on. Including stories about The Rock and The Undertaker. Charles also discusses a few of his other business ventures outside of the wrestling ring, and how one of them is helping him drop some weight and get back into great shape.
This week on the What A Rush Podcast, Joe Laurinaitis and Joe Roderick chat with the Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase. Ted’s movie, The Price of Fame will be available on Amazon on December 22nd. Along with promoting the movie that Ted worked on with Ted Jr, the Million Dollar Man also talks with Animal about the first time they met and Ted’s initial thoughts of the Road Warriors and how their careers often times crossed in various territories and companies. The 2 WWE Hall of Famers also talked about what it was like to wrestle Hulk Hogan and discuss the importance of family and faith. Joe also tells a story of a rib Curt Henning pulled on Ted 25 years ago that Ted never knew.
If you’ve ever wanted to watch a PPV with a WWE Hall of Famer, here’s your chance. It’s In Your House: Degeneration X from December 7, 1997. Hit play when they hit play and watch along almost 20 years after the Legion of Doom faced off against the (not yet named) New Age Outlaws, along with a loaded card that provides nearly 3 hours of stories. Hear Joe also tell stories about Taka Michinoku, Brian Christopher, Savio Vega, the Harris Brothers, Sable, Luna, Chyna, Undertaker, and Ken Shamrock. If you loved the Attitude Era, you’re going to love this episode!
Joe and Joe are back for Episode 2 of the What A Rush Podcast and they welcome their first guest. It wouldn’t be a Road Warrior/Legion of Doom show, without Precious Paul Ellering. The longtime friend and manager of Hawk and Animal joins the show to talk about his current run in NXT along with comparing his new team, the Authors of Pain, with his old team. Paul also talks about his daughter Rachael, who has been wrestling for a year now, and Joe and Paul tell stories from the road and their careers. You’ll never believe who performed surgery on Paul back in 1982! Join us for an hour-long thrill ride as these 2 old friends reminisce with stories from their 30+ years together in the ring and on the road.
In the debut episode of the What A Rush Podcast, Joe Laurinaitis (Road Warrior Animal) talks about what fans can expect from this new podcast. Joe spent this past weekend in Winston Salem, North Carolina, so the guys talk about memories from the territory days of wrestling in the Carolinas. Included are stories of Joe’s first match vs Rick Rude, a famous Road Warrior storyline, and a personal memory of Joe that occurred while he was in Greensboro. Joe also talks briefly about the current product, and lets his UK fans know that he’ll be at the Wales Comic Con this weekend.
A Greeting from Road Warrior Animal