Former WCW Star Discusses His Run In WCW, WWE, More

Matt Boone

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Michael Myers lives again on the airwaves of The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network! The Big Mosh, Blade, "The Chairman Of The Board" Todd Vincent, along with special guest host/former WWE Head Of Security & the star of the critically-acclaimed "Noonan Speaks," Jimmy Noonan, welcomed Tyler Mane to The Mayhem airwaves to promote the release of Halloween II (now available on DVD & Blu-Ray). Prior to donning the costume of one of Hollywood’s most-notorious serial killers, Tyler was best-known for his time in World Championship Wrestling as Nitron (the bodyguard of Woman), plus Big Sky (who teamed up with Kevin Nash’s pre-Diesel WCW persona, Vinnie Vegas). Mosh asked Tyler how being in the wrestling industry helped him make that transition into the world Hollywood. "It definitely helped me, and it was great stepping stone because let’s face it, I’m not playing the romantic leads. So having that ability with my martial arts background…it all helps."

During his time in World Championship Wrestling, some enhancement talent had the opportunity to go to the WWE to work for Vince McMahon. Tyler Maine was asked if he had the opportunity to go "up north" & work. "No. At that time, I was wrestling all around the world and from there I transitioned into film because it was something I always wanted to do. I knew I didn’t want to be taking bumps for the rest of my life. So it was time for me to transition out of the ring & into film work. I got to talk to Vince briefly when I did The Scorpion King at the premiere. I was glad to make the transition & get out of the ring."

Tyler was also asked if he stays in touch with anyone from the wrestling world. "Every so often I run into one of them. I ran into Kevin a couple of months ago when he was in Los Angeles, and we did lunch together. Everybody is just so busy going in different directions, that I see them when I can. I would’ve loved to talk to (‘Dr. Death’) St eve Williams one more time before he passed. There’s so many things that I wished I could’ve done and talked to some of these guys that are all gone. But it is what it is."
 
More is discussed this exclusive interview with Tyler Mane, including what is was like for him getting the call to play the role of Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s "Halloween" franchise, the similarities & differences between both Halloween movies, how his wrestling background assisted him during the filming of Halloween II, what projects he has lined up his sleeve in 2010 (and if those will include a return to the comic world after his success in X-Men), plus his vivid memories of the Nitron & Big Sky characters in WCW.

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