Interview: WCW Superstar Alex Wright on the Hardway Podcast
May 23, 2012 - by Atlee Greene
PRESS RELEASE: Former WCW Superstar “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright (Berlyn) is on the Hardway Podcast!
On May 23, 2012, WCW gets relived on the Hardway Podcast, as “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright sits down with Jon Harder talks about his illustrious WCW reign.
Debuting in the company at 18 years old, Alex talks about what got him into WCW back in 1994. Alex talks about how in his first PPV match in the company, he faced Jean-Paul Lévesque, a man you’d ultimately come to know as Triple H. Also, Alex discusses the Paul Roma incident from Superbrawl V in 1995 in full detail, as well as the behind the scenes dealing with Eric Bischoff during this time.
When the Cruiserweight Division took off, so did another side of “Das Wunderkind”. Alex talks about his experiences wrestling Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Ultimo Dragon, and Chris Jericho. Speaking of Jericho, Alex actually discusses the backstage fight with Hardbody Harrison that was written about in “A Lion’s Tale”! Furthermore, Alex speaks on being linked to Disco Inferno in singles and tag team action. Even more spectacularly, Alex talks about “the Best European Wrestler” storyline and how it was to wrestle Finlay and the British Bulldog, especially with the back history revolving Alex getting into the industry.
In 1999, Alex transformed into Berlyn and goes into detail with Jon about the character change.
“I should have saved the character for the WWE.”
Also, Alex talks about why it possibly didn’t work and his own detailed opinions on Vince Russo. Lastly, Alex states why he didn’t accept the buyout from his Time Warner contract when WWE bought WCW in 2001:
“…and they couldn’t buy me, so I sat out my contract, because the offer the WWE gave to me wasn’t good enough.”
But there is more to Alex Wright than just WCW. Alex discusses his time in New Japan Pro Wrestling (including a funny Koji Kanemoto story from Starrcade 1995), being the son of legendary British wrestler Steve Wright, in which “…the pressure was very high on me because of the name Wright…”, and running his own wrestling school in Germany, The Wright Stuff (http://www.prowrestlingschool.de/), and his own wrestling promotion, New European Championship Wrestling!
THIS IS A MUST LISTEN INTERVIEW! Alex Wright does an hour interview on the Hardway and trust me, it does not disappoint!
The Hardway Podcast has been around since September 2011. Over the past six months, established personalities such as Jay Lethal, Lenny Leonard, Bill Carr (FCW’s Bobby Dutch), and NOAH’s Bobby Fish, amongst others. To listen to previous Hardway episodes, you can at http://TheJonHarder.com, the official website of Jon Harder.