The Nasty Boys’ Brian Knobbs Gives Hulk Hogan Update, Tells Story Of How TNA Fired Him, Talks Promoting The Legends of Wrestling, More

WrestleZone Radio is proud present this exclusive interview with The Nasty Boys’ Brian Knobbs. Brian’s interview is to promote tomorrow’s The Legends of Wrestling event in Miami, FL. 

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You can find the full audio from Brian’s interview with WrestleZone Radio as well as some transcribed quotes from it below:

On how his friend Hulk Hogan is doing amidst all of the controversy surrounding him in the headlines:

BK: He is doing great. He is really doing great. You know what? He’s just sitting back and taking it all in. In today’s society everybody thinks they’re politically correct and it just isn’t that way. It was a mistake he made. He apologized for it. It happened. It was privately taped so it shouldn’t have even got out there. It wasn’t how he felt. It was just a situation that was going on with his family at the time. They kind of ambushed him. He’s usually good at that. He’s usually up and knows what is going on. When a friend of yours stabs you in the back like that Bubba the Love Sponge did there’s nothing you can do about it. He’s still the greatest guy in the world. One of the greatest entertainers in our business. Our business would not be our business without Hulk Hogan. 

On his release from TNA in 2010:

BK: The way they got rid of us I thought was really classless. They never called us. They actually put it on the internet that we were let go. They never called me and Saggs. To this day we’ve never gotten a call from Dixie Carter or any of their people in the office that they were letting us go. They just put it out on the internet. After all these years in the business I thought that was very classless for somebody to do that to us. Who put in their time. Who put their blood, sweat and tears. Laid it out there every time we were out there in the ring for the fans. I can just name all of the injuries that I have but you know what? I still love pro wrestling to the bottom of my heart. I would never take it back. I am not complaining at all. They should have treated that situation 100% better. You see where they are at now. They are snooping around trying to find a place to put their wrestling product because right now it just ain’t up to par. I don’t watch it but they didn’t do us right, that’s for sure.

On what he loves about promoting The Legends of Wrestling:

BK: It’s about the boys. My friends. Which are from Chavo Guerrero to Goldberg to Koko to Jimmy Hart… anybody on our list are friends of mine, personally. It’s to show them a good time, too. It used to be we went out and wrestled and had a good time. That’s with Ric Flair… he’s on there too… he’s one of my main mentors. It’s also showing them a good time. Showing them first class treatment all the way around. Staying in nice hotels. Wrestling in a nice venue. Signing autographs in a beautiful convention center. That’s what we are doing down here at the Miccosukee tribe. That’s another thing. It’s about the fans but it’s also about treating my friends right too. Today, in this wrestling world, there are a lot of independents out there and everybody picks this guy or that guy. Sometimes they just don’t treat the wrestlers right. On The Legends of Wrestling show they are always treated first class. You can ask from Mick Foley to Kevin Nash to Bill Goldberg to Bret Hart to Kurt Angle to Ric Flair… ask them all, “What do you think of The Legends of Wrestling?” You won’t hear a bad word said about us. We are out there to not only treat the fans right but to treat the boys right too. 

During the interview some of the other topics Brian talks candidly about include:

  • Why he helped found The Legends of Wrestling
  • What it has been like transitioning from an in-ring performer to a promoter
  • Getting to finally be himself on the reality TV show Hogan Knows Best
  • If fans are willing to forgive Hulk Hogan for his comments
  • What current tag teams he likes
  • Why he thinks the pro wrestling business should have more managers
  • His desire to be inducted in to the WWE Hall of Fame with his partner Jerry Saggs
  • The Nasty Boys big WWF Tag Team Championship win over The Hart Foundation at WrestleMania VII
  • How he thinks The Nasty Boys brief run in TNA went
  • His memories of filming Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling
  • More…

We will have more transcribed quotes from Brian’s interview with WrestleZone Radio coming out later this week. You can listen to the full archives for WrestleZone Radio including more interviews from Superstars appearing at The Legends of Wrestling below: