Former WWE Employee On HBK/Taker, Bret/Vince, WM26

Matt Boone


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The return of “Noonan Speaks” (MNM Streaming Audio): http://www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/032910.wax

The return of “Noonan Speaks” (MNM Podcast On ITunes): http://www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/mar10/032910.mp3

Interview highlights courtesy of The Mayhem’s official correspondent, Paterson From New Jersey:

Where Batista goes from here after losing the WWE Championship to John Cena at WrestleMania XXVI: I would like to say I know exactly and I might know exactly what his plans are, but that’s a little difficult to say on the radio. Everyone knows my relationship with Dave. I think the question is have we seen the last of him? For now, we have not seen the last of him, but I do believe there are big things in his future. We have to realize guys, and I’m not here to preach in any way, but we forget sometimes that ‘Taker, and Shawn (Michaels), and Bret (Hart), and Dave, & some of these guys are either pushing or well into their 40′s. Most of them have had major surgeries, most of them are beat up literally & figuratively by the lifestyle, and right about now is where they sit back post-WrestleMania and reassess. Let’s put it this way, we have seen on TMZ for a couple of weeks Dave spending a lot of time in Los Angeles, California. What do they do in Los Angeles, California? Oh, they do stuff like TV & movies. So I don’t know for sure, but I’m sure there’s a reason he’s been spending so much time in LA and been on TMZ. I just think huge things are gonna happen in his life.”

Placing Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker as the night’s main event, why that decision was a slap in the face to Batista & Chris Jericho, & why one of the two championship matches should have gone on last: “I personally believe, even though ‘Taker & Shawn are the guys, it was a slap in the face for the two belts & to the two champs that one of those belts were not put in the main event. ‘Taker & Shawn has been done before, and it has been done so well. They didn’t need to do it again. I’m not saying they didn’t have to do the match, they did not need to put them in the main event. I think you belittle the belts by not putting them in the main event, and then for Jericho & Edge, to put on a Divas match in after them.”

The No Holds Barred Match Between Bret “The Hitman” Hart/Vince McMahon being “anti-climatic” in the eyes of many & why Vince might want this one back: “He was stroked & concussed, but he was still in a big match at WrestleMania, so whatever. Now I don’t think Vince McMahon is the type of guy ever who said ‘Oh I wish I could take that one back,’ but guess what? I bet you he wishes he could have this one back, because that should have been the dark match before the show. The things I have read about this match, and the total stroked, and concussed, and ludicrousness of the whole thing is mind-boggling. I have read so many descriptions, I have read so many replies to the match. I really think he probably should have re-thought the whole thing & made it a dark match and put the Battle Royal right after the Divas match before the World Championship match. I mean I don’t know what the hell is going on here. They screw up the biggest show of the year every year.”

Randy Orton’s early WrestleMania night, his Triple-Threat Match against Cody Rhodes/Ted DiBiase, & why Orton will never be stuck in the middle of a ‘Mania card for a long time to come: “We’ve said this 850 times. I was there when one of the greatest classes in wrestling came up. Brock, Cena, Orton, Batista, Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, & the rest of the guys. Orton has been up & down, up & down, and right now at this moment, Randy Orton is the future of the company. He still has tremendous youth, he has an unbelievable body, he has a great work ethic, he has great talent, and he could be one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. I think he’s a natural heel, however as a babyface, I wish him well. But I think this is gonna be the last time in a long time you see Randy Orton stuck in the middle of a WrestleMania card…the last time in many, many years. The future is now. The future is all about guys like him, DiBiase, & maybe the Sheamus kid. Orton is the future. Maybe the maturity issues have finally disappeared, and he has become a man, and he is ready. Maybe that’s why the babyface thing happened. I think big things are in store.”

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