Mahoney talks Hardcore Justice, EV 2.0, and more
Aug 22, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Recently Low Blow Radio was joined by former ECW original balls Mahoney! Here are some highlights from the near 60 minute sit down interview…
When asked about TNA Hardcore Justice Balls said the following…
“Tommy called me and asked if I knew about the rumors of the ECW reunion show. I said no because I don’t read the internet much. I don’t even have internet. Tommy asked me to appear at the show and I would be teaming with Axl. I have some issues with Axl so I was a bit apprehensive but I wouldn’t pass up this opportunity for anything so I said of course I’ll do it. I asked if it would be like One Night Stand 2006 where I get a 20 minute match with Tanaka and they come to be before the match and cut it down to 8 minutes along with all the great spots and waste Tanaka’s talent, time, money, and sanity??? Tommy said no you are going to be yourself. This is going to be you looking up north and giving them the finger. So obviously I said yea. So I show up at the building excited and pumped! If you say the PPV you say Axl and I with our new gear. For once we looked like a real tag team. No ripped jeans or anything. So we went and did it. We went put there as a 3 man unit, referring to Bubba, Devon, and I, and did what we had to do and I think the fans went home happy. We should have came back for TV the next night but thanks to a certain somebody I was f***ed over once again. But overall I had a great time and was treated very, very well.”
When asked about possibly competing for TNA in the future as apart of EV2.0 Balls had the following to say (Also comments on being held back and screwed over by Axl Rotten)…
“I hope what Bubba, Devon, and I pulled off at the PPV was enough to save my ass for any work in the future. As I said I was f***ed over by a certain somebody but that’s all I’m going to say about that at the current moment. I mean I’m also kind of nervous too. I have a wife, and a kid, and have to put food on the table and all this and that. I can’t just keep working these indies. I think another thing is that the office doesn’t understand my versatility. My amateur and actual wrestling ability. Just check out some classics I’ve had with Rob Van Dam in ECW. Speaks for itself. But nevertheless I hope to be a full time member of EV2.0 in TNA within the next month or so. This is really my only last opportunity to make some money and perform for a national audience again. I’ve just been f***ed over so many times dealing with Axl. I can honestly say now I will NEVER team with Axl Rotten again. If WWE or TNA called me up and said we want you to come in and team with Axl of course I’d have to say yes but otherwise it isn’t ever going to happen again. I can’t be his baby sitter anymore. I have a kid now. I have a family. I’m not going to deal with what I dealt with regarding Axl at Hardcore Justice at 12:00, 1:30, 4:00, and then again right before the match just to make sure the match would still be on. Axl has f***ed me over for the last time.”
When asked if he thinks it would be successful for TNA to bring back a version of ECW Balls said the following…
“Yes. If it was done right. If done intelligently it would be a money making thing for TNA and the wrestlers alike. They could do what WWE failed to do.”
Other topics included…
Thoughts On Current Day WWE And TNA
Comparing One Night Stand To Hardcore Justice
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