The professional wrestling enterprise is commonly a rollercoaster experience the place performers can go from highest of highs to the bottom of lows. Names together with Buff Bagwell and Muhammad Hassan can attest to this. The two are among the many preliminary set of friends on Robbie E’s podcast “Why It Ended with Robbie E.” The present on the MLW Radio Network sees the previous Impact Wrestling star and co-host Matt Koon converse with prime expertise delving into their journey inside the enterprise and past.
Here Robbie E takes trip to speak about how the podcast got here collectively, his personal profession and household life.
Where did the idea of “Why It Ended with Robbie E” come from?
I simply got here up with the concept as a result of if I wished to do a podcast I wished to do one thing totally different. I simply discover quite a lot of guys are on the identical sort of podcast telling the identical tales. I wished to do one thing that may intrigue me. So, quite a lot of the friends that we’ve got had on and are going to have on are individuals’s story that I need to hear too. I need to entertain myself, so I do know I’m placing 100 % into the interview, and I believe the followers can be additionally.
When you method the potential friends on the present in regards to the subject, has it been laborious to get them on the present? Or do they like the concept of with the ability to use the platform to share their aspect of the story of what occurred?
It’s not likely a foul factor. It’s extra of, “Hey, why did it finish?” It’s not a knock on them or something. It’s telling the story of what occurred. And in 2018 individuals discover out issues in any case. It’s been simple to get friends, however I see the place you might be coming from. I believe it’s simpler for guys, figuring out that I’m within the wrestling enterprise they usually know me slightly bit, to share their story. They know I’m a wrestler too, so I believe they’re snug speaking to me due to that.
What is the standards or packing containers that have to be checked to be thought of for a visitor look in your present?
That when followers hear a visitor is approaching they go, “Holy s—! I forgot about that man,’ or, “Holy s—! I keep in mind that man.” They need to know what occurred.
I recall listening to the Buff Bagwell episode, and also you talked about how the suggestions you obtained for the Chris Harris one was that lots of people didn’t know who Chris Harris even was earlier than they even listened to the podcast. So, it type of introduces quite a lot of people to some followers.
Yeah, there have been names who’ve been forgotten about or simply individuals who vanished and aren’t round anymore, they usually don’t know why they aren’t round anymore.
Is there a purpose why you selected Glacier to be your first visitor?
We simply wished one thing that may type of pop. I believe Glacier is a kind of, “Holy s—! What occurred to him?” guys. Even although he’s nonetheless doing independents and regionally in Georgia, he’s type of this man who has been forgotten about. I’ve been round 18 years, and I’ve in all probability been on one present with him. He will not be round a lot, so not many know his story. I believe his can be an attention-grabbing one.
Do you might have friends laid out the subsequent few weeks?
We have an inventory. I’ve been hit up by individuals who have reached out desirous to be part of it. We are attempting to maintain names which have the holy s— worth. A bunch of fellows have reached out who need to be part of it, however we wish greater names for the subsequent episodes.
So, you’ve turned down individuals?
Not turned down. Just we’ll do them finally. Before I even began this factor, I made an inventory of about 100 guys I wished. I don’t see why all of them wouldn’t need to be part of it. The factor is all of the podcasts have a cheerful ending as a result of they’re speaking about what they’re doing now. We wished guys to speak about how they’re in a cheerful place now in no matter they’re doing. Plus, those we’ve got had on to this point have reached out saying after showing they’ve gotten extra followers. They have gotten a reserving or two out of it as a result of it’s getting their identify again on the market. MLW Radio Network is an enormous platform, so it’s serving to guys a bit. People are going to need to be part of it.
Will there be a Virgil episode?
Of course, he’s on the listing. Whether we find yourself doing it, we’ll see. We need guys who haven’t completed quite a lot of podcasts earlier than. He has. Same for Buff, but when they’ve been on earlier than, we need to method the discuss from a distinct angle. We need to get questions requested that haven’t been requested earlier than.
What have you ever realized now being on the other aspect of coin the place you’re the one asking the questions?
Well, I’ve to inform you about my friends. I realized that Glacier is the nicest human being on the planet. I’ve realized that Zach Gowen is the meanest human being on the planet, in a joking approach. But in case you hearken to his interview, you’ll see what I’m speaking about. He was so in the meantime he was in WWE to everybody. He laughs about it now. I’ve realized that it’s attention-grabbing discovering out these guys tales. I didn’t assume that I’d have loved being a podcast host as a lot as I’ve.
How a lot analysis or time do you set into preparation?
Matt Koon, my cohost, does quite a lot of the geeky, dork, analysis questions. I attempt to go off it and move. I similar to conversating with guys. I don’t need to need to learn from a query. Like Zach Gowen there was a bunch of stuff I didn’t keep in mind what he did. I had no clue. I like listening to about it for the primary time, so I can ask questions that I do know followers who knew nothing about it need to ask. I’m simply reacting to quite a lot of it as we go.
Now that you’re a devoted father and appear devoted to your youngsters, how has that mindset modified the way in which you have a look at the enterprise? I do know for WrestleMania weekend you weren’t there since you had different bookings elsewhere. How has having youngsters modified what you are feeling is most vital and managing priorities?
To be truthful, WrestleMania weekend didn’t have something to do with my youngsters. I used to be in Detroit for one thing else. It’s simply so loopy WrestleMania weekend with all of the wrestling and followers. I really feel like in all places you go you might be bombarded by followers. I type of loved being booked elsewhere. It’s an excessive amount of craziness. But such as you mentioned I’m 34 and have child twins, so to go to New Orleans, I’d in all probability get myself into bother. Then it wouldn’t be price it. I hate going away now. I journey each week virtually, and each time I go away I’m excited to come back again as a result of I’m lacking them.
Do you see your self signing with one other firm full-time?
I hope. I imply I’m 34 and in one of the best form of my life. I nonetheless really feel like I’ve so much to supply. I’d hope in 2018 I’d be on somebody’s tv.
Looking at how the panorama of Impact Wrestling has modified within the final yr and two, is that a spot you’ll need to return to? Or do you need to enterprise to extra undiscovered lands?
Of course, by no means say by no means. It is what it’s. But the rationale that I left was due to their cash state of affairs they had been in. I don’t assume a lot has modified. I really like Impact. They’ve given me the platform to turn into Robbie E. I’ve so many nice reminiscences there. However, it’s not the identical place it was. Again, would I ever return? Anyone would return anyplace if the state of affairs was proper. Though with them, I left for a purpose. It looks as if it’s nonetheless the identical.
Where do you see your self then proper now inside the panorama of professional wrestling? It’s an attention-grabbing time now.
I simply need to be wrestling full-time. I need to say my job is wrestling. I drive a pleasant automotive, dwell in a pleasant home. I need to keep busy touring the world wrestling. Of course, everybody’s primary is WWE. Again, if the state of affairs is true. I’d be completely satisfied to be anyplace. There are so many choices on the market.
Would you see your self reuniting with the BroMans or do you need to do your individual factor?
Jessie [Godderz] is doing his appearing stuff and modeling. He is predicated in Cali, and I’m in Jersey. We are removed from one another, so for individuals to e-book us, flying in can be laborious since he’s West Coast. We do nonetheless discuss frequently. He nonetheless loves wrestling, however for him to depart California with a lot happening there, the state of affairs must be proper. That’s why he hasn’t been doing a lot with wrestling. But would we be open to it. Yes.
With MLW having its personal promotion, what are your ideas on how Court Bauer has been in a position to parlay his success with podcasting and produce this promotion again on a brand new tv platform?
I imply add it to the listing. WWE, Lucha Underground and the NWA resurfacing. Add it to the listing to the choices of the place guys can get their names and faces on the market and become profitable. If the state of affairs is true, I’d like to be part of it. And our podcast is getting approach larger numbers than I believe anybody thought it might. I’m already in MLW via the podcast, which is a superb factor.
Do you continue to have the Muscle & Fitness gig along with your video diaries?
Yes, Mondays on all Muscle & Fitness social media channels. Their web site at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, the “Dad Bod Destroyer” movies drops the place I do the weekly exercises with my youngsters.
That’s nice. Are they going to turn into wrestlers at some point you assume?
If they grew up desirous to turn into wrestlers, in fact I’ll by no means inform them they will’t. I’m not going to be a kind of individuals both who says I like wrestling, so you must prefer it. I don’t care. I’ve little interest in them watching me wrestle till they’re older. I discover it very odd when guys deliver their youngsters to wrestling exhibits to look at them wrestle if they’re getting beat up and stuff. I don’t need my youngsters within the viewers watching me get beat up. When they’re 5 or 6, perhaps they will come to at least one native present the place I’m beating up the man 90 % of the match. Then I appear like an excellent hero to them. I’ve no curiosity of them coming early and watching type an early age. I don’t assume it’s obligatory.
I can perceive that. So, when do new episodes of the podcast drop?
Every Wednesday at 6 a.m. ET it drops on the MLW Radio Network. Then in fact it’s on iTunes, www.whyitended.com, and in all places else you will get podcasts.
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