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Paul London Discusses Matt Hardy, Twitter, More

September 15, 2010 | Posted by Larry Csonka

Transcript credit: WorldWrestlingInsanity.com

After featuring over 250 big name stars, ClubWWI.com has had its fair share of controversial shoot interviews. This is one of them as the longest reigning WWE Tag Champion ever Paul London joins James Guttman for a one hour shoot interview that is going to leave many cages rattled across the wrestling industry!

Few wrestlers have the following that Paul London does. From his amazing work in Ring of Honor to his time with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla to his big success in WWE, Paul has always been an Internet favorite. When he’s out of the ring, though, no one shoots like London. Straight forward. Hard hitting. In your face. Paul tells it like it is and doesn’t just lift the backstage curtain…he tears it down and sets it on fire. Covering topics like WWE’s Manson Family atmosphere to the insane story of Billy Gunn and Luther Reigns refusing to pay $10 to a gym to wrestling WWE Wrestling Buddies on a backyard trampoline, this interview will leave you speechless.

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Paul London has a reputation around the business for going against the grain at times. James Guttman brings up how WWE wants stars who don’t think like that. They’d rather you be dependent on them for exposure and obsessed with the fame you get from being on TV. It makes you easier to control and more willing to do whatever it takes to stay there. London appears to be the direct opposite of that. JG asks him about this and Paul couldn’t agree more.

“I love you. I love you. You get it. The Twitter Effect, I call it. The Twitter Effect…Sadly, James, being a professional wrestler is all I ever wanted to with my life. Aside from acting, but to me it was the best of both worlds. I can be an actor and an athlete? This is awesome…Being around it all the time. The sunglasses. The botoxed lips. It just digusts me. You know, it’s like hanging out with a bunch of puppets. A bunch of cattle.”

Paul talks in-depth to ClubWWI.com listeners about that very attitude, guys wearing their L.A.M.S., egos, politics in both WWE and TNA, the horrible TNA angle he recently saw, biting his lip backstage, Mr. McMahon kiss-ups, and more.

One name that springs to mind immediately is Matt Hardy. James acknowledges that Paul London and Hardy have a pretty well documented past. But regardless, Matt is an example of The Twitter Effect. It seems that, even to his own professional determent, Matt jumps on Twitter because he seems to relish in getting attention from his fans. Recently, he’s been speaking out against internet rumors and it doesn’t seem to be doing him any favors. London responds…

“Matt Hardy, he’s definitely one of those guys who’s very phony to his fanbase. I think he tells them what he thinks they want to hear so they continue to kiss his ass. But he’s very much one of those guys who won’t even take his sunglasses off to talk to somebody, like if he ran into a fan at an airport or something like that. It’s disgusting. When the camera’s on you and people are watching, of course they’re going to be fan friendly and ‘I love my fans! Hey!’ and all that stuff. But when it gets down to it, they couldn’t be nastier about their fans and talk nastier about their fans. And it’s not just that goof, but most of those guys.”

The backstage environment at WWE seems downright depressing when you hear about it from someone who doesn’t subscribe to the star-struck appraoch. With so many guys paranoid over spots and how to get over, London never fell into that situation. Rather than worrying about pushes or wins, he took the initiative and got over even by losing sometimes. JG and Paul discuss his amazing Royal Rumble elimination bump at the hands of Snitsky, getting in trouble for it, false praise from Pat Patterson and “the big schlep” Michael Hayes, why more guys don’t do things like that, and more. Then the ClubWWI.com interview shifts to Paul’s demeanor in the locker room. As many have heard, he sometimes could have what others describe as “a maniacal look” on his face. While that may seem over-the-top or funny, it takes a big turn when you hear about the reaction it got from some of the other stars…

“I was noted as having a maniacal sadistic look on my face several times staring off into the distance. Then someone would bring it up to me and say, “Are you ok?” I was like, “Yeah. Yeah. I’m ok. I was off thinking on something.” Now I’ve had this conversation at least three times when I was there with a top guy – different guys each time – they said, ‘You look like you’re ready to kill somebody. If you ever come to work and decide to Columbine this place, start with me.’ I’m not kidding you. I’m not kidding you. One of them is no longer alive. So, it’s bizarre.”

It does not end there. Paul London’s one hour shoot interview will shock and enlighten. He’s one of the most unique personalities in pro wrestling and you can hear it all right now…only on ClubWWI.com!

Remember, Paul London is just one of well over 250 stars you can hear in uncut shoot interviews as soon as you sign up to ClubWWI.com. Others include: Sivi Afi , Aaron Aguliera, Skandar Akbar, Brent Albright, Bill Alfonso, Ole Anderson, Road Warrior Animal, Tony “T.L. Hopper” Anthony, Awesome Kong, Baby Doll, Buff Bagwell, Doug Basham, Paul Bearer, Giant Bernard, Big Daddy V, Eric Bischoff, Steve Blackman, Brian Blair, Tully Blanchard, Nick Bockwinkel, “The Boogeyman” Marty Wright, Bad News Brown, D-Lo Brown, “Jumping” Jim Brunzell, Mike “Simon Dean” Bucci, Bull Buchanan, Big Bully Busick, Lance Cade , Christian, John Cena Sr., Chaz “Headbanger Mosh” , Bryan “Adam Bomb” Clark, Rob Conway, Jim Cornette, Justin Credible, Austin “Consequences” Creed, D-Ray 3000, Scott D’Amore, Christopher Daniels, Shawn Daivari, Dangerous Danny Davis, Dawn Marie, Damian Demento, Colin Delaney, Brother Devon, Demolition Ax, Demolition Smash, Bill DeMott, Ted DiBiase, J.J. Dillon, Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore, Disco Inferno, “Domino” Cliff Compton, Shane Douglas, Spike Dudley, Hacksaw Jim Duggan , Kenny Dykstra, Bobby Eaton, Paul Ellering, Armando Estrada,, Manny Fernandez , Fifi The Maid, Francine, Mr. Fuji, Dory Funk Jr., Terry Funk, Greg Gagne, Ronnie Garvin ,Jackie Gayda, Joel Gertner, Glacier, Sylvain Grenier, Tod Gordon, Zach Gowen, Juventud Guerrera, Chalie Haas, Chris Harris , Bruce Hart , Jimmy Hart, Diva Search’s Jessica Hatch, Dave Hebner, Earl Hebner, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Jon Heidenreich, Christy Hemme, Hillbilly Jim, Molly Holly , The Honky Tonk Man, Tim Horner , Scotty 2 Hotty, Sam Houston, Mr. Hughes, The Iron Sheik, Ivory, B.G. James, Jazz, Ahmed Johnson, Judge Jeff Jones, Orlando Jordan, Kamala, Kid Kash, Kevin Kelly, Pat “Simon Diamond” Kenney, Ron Killings, Cpl. Kirschner, Kizarny, Kevin Kleinrock, Brian Knobbs, Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff,, Bobby Lashley, Bruno “Harvey Wippleman” Lauer, Jerry “The King” Lawler, “The Total Package” Lex Luger, Buschwhacker Luke, Rodney Mack, Magnum T.A., Balls Mahoney, Rick Martel, Clarence Mason , “Masterpiece” Chris Masters, Robbie McAllister, Rory McAllister, Matt Morgan, Ernest Miller, Missing Link, Father James Mitchell, Mo From Men on a Mission , Sean Mooney, Ricky Morton, Don Muraco, Trevor Murdoch, Kevin Nash, Nidia, “The Berzerker” John Nord, Nunzio, ODB, One Man Gang, Sonny Onoo, Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff, Oscar From Men on a Mission , Fred “Typhoon/Tugboat/Shockmaster” Ottman, Pierre-Carl Ouellet, Outback Jack, Diamond Dallas Page, Ken Patera, Nick Patrick, Jim Powers, Tom Prichard, Ivan Putski, Harley Race, Baron Von Raschke, “The Yeti” Ron Reis , Rhino, Dustin Rhodes, Tommy Rich, Rikishi, Paul Roma, “Super Hero in Training” Rosie, Jacques Rougeau, Terri Runnels, Lance Russell, Mike Sanders, Samoa Joe, Bruno Sammartino, Samu, Tito Santana, Dan “The Beast” Severn, Ron Simmons, Elix Skipper, Slick, Tracey Smothers, Al Snow, Sim “Deuce” Snuka, Dennis Stamp, George “The Animal” Steele, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Idol Stevens, The Stro, AJ Styles, Dave “Evad” Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan, Dave Taylor, Sylvester Terkay, Kevin Thorn, ECW’s Tiffany, Too Cold Scorpio, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Jimmy Valiant, Johnny Valiant, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Sid Vicious, Vito, Nikolai Volkoff, Koko B. Ware, Erik Watts, Steve “Dr. Death” Williams, David Young, Mae Young , Larry Zybszko, and More.


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