Chris Hero talks ROH World Title, WGTT, and more
May 5, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
One-half of The Kings of Wrestling & former two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion Chris Hero was the featured guest on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can feel The Mayhem every Monday evening (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, www.Geekweek.com, www.Hybrident.tv, & www.iTunes.com). Join The Mayhem right now on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem), and follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem).
Chris joined The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for his exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (to promote “ROH Revolution” weekend in Dearborn, MI & Toronto, Ontario, Canada), which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:
Chris Hero/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Streaming Audio): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/050211.wax
Chris Hero/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Podcast on iTunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/may11/050211.mp3
Interview highlights courtesy of Paterson, MNM’s associate producer & official correspondent:
His reaction to himself & Claudio Castagnoli losing the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Titles to Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas) at ROH’s “Honor Takes Center Stage: Chapter I” in Atlanta & what he believes that The Kings of Wrestling need to place their focus on specifically in their quest to regain the belts: “It was a shock to us. We had the belts for a record-breaking 363 days, and perhaps we were a little overconfident. That happens every now & then, especially when you don’t lose a title in damn near a year. We just have to be a little more aggressive, especially with guys with the size and experience as Haas & Benjamin.”
Why he did not think twice about returning to Japan (as part of his Pro Wrestling NOAH tour) shortly after the devastating earthquake & tsunami that rocked the country & what impact did his recent stay there have on himself & his tag team partner: “A lot of people thought we were crazy for going back without any hesitation, but just going back to Japan, and being able to entertain, and do what we love is such an honor that barring an current earthquake or tsunami, we would never turn down that opportunity. Claudio & I waited very long to gain an established spot over there, so it’s not like we’re gonna get all scared and cop out at the last second. While we were over there, we experienced about a half dozen aftershocks. It was a little unsettling, but it wasn’t the end of the world.”
How he has been mentally & physically preparing for his Ring of Honor World Title Match (vs. Eddie Edwards) this Saturday night in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at “ROH Revolution: Canada”: “It’s been a rough couple of weeks, not overly rough. Claudio & I have been wrestling nearly five times a week recently, so it’s been a hectic schedule, not to mention the travel. Fortunately, Claudio & I both spent plenty of time in the gym and plenty of time training as well, so we are coming into the weekend in tip-top shape. Last time I wrestled Eddie Edwards, he separated his shoulde, and that was in Dearborn, Michigan. I’ve seen Eddie in all facets. I’ve seen him grow. I was extremely happy that he was able to get that title shot and win the belt. Here’s my title shot. It’s going to be a big weekend for all of us, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”
Much more is contained in Chris’ exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, including his candid thoughts & comments on the atmosphere of Ring of Honor’s Atlanta debut during WrestleMania weekend, squaring off once again with The American Wolves (ROH World Champion Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) this Friday night, what he feels were the greatest challenges that himself & Claudio Castagnoli faced when they held the ROH World Tag Team Titles, the return of Jay Lethal to the Ring of Honor roster after a five-year absence, plus so much more! Log on to Chris’ official website (located at www.TheChrisHero.com), and follow “That Young Knockout Kid” right now on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/TheChrisHero). For the latest breaking ROH news & announcements and to get the up-to-the-minute results during this weekend’s events in Dearborn, MI (“ROH Revolution: USA”) & Toronto, Ontario, Canada (“ROH Revolution: Canada”), be sure to follow Ring of Honor on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/RingofHonor), on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/RingofHonor), or head on over to www.ROHWrestling.com. And remember to place your order for ROH’s “Best In The World 2011” at www.GoFightLive.tv, emanating from New York City’s Manhattan Center on Sunday afternoon, June 26th.