|Show: The Interactive
Guest: "Kwee-Wee" "Angry" Alan Funk
Your Hosts: Patrick Kelley & James Walsh
He played Kwee-Wee in WCW and made his mark as the fashionable wrestler in
touch with his feminine side that somehow got a lot of tale. And now, a few
gimmicks and 8 years later, he's ready to step into the Epicenter. But, we're
not getting Kwee-Wee, the Funkster, or Bruce. We're getting "Angry" Alan
Funk! And, "Angry" he is!
In one of the funniest interviews we've conducted in quite some time, Alan
Funk lets loose on all the individuals he's come in contact with including
Vince Russo, Sonny Siaki, and tells a personal story on Lex Luger and has
a public challenge for him.
In addition to this great interview, we debut a new segment where we catch
you up on some of the names you've not heard in quite some time and tell
you where they are now. This one's a blast!
Plus! A complete rundown of Slammiversary!
- Before the interview begins with Funk talking about how much respect he
has for wrestling, but hes also become very frustrated and specifically
mentions Vince Russo and Jeff Jarrett not returning his calls about coming
back to TNA. He says it seems like nobody is your friend.
- He says that he was in OVW when guys like Orton, Cena, Batista, and Lesnar
were treated much better when they were coming up and says that the former
WCW guys were pushed out.
- The interview officially begins Funk doing his Funkster character
which is an impression of Hulk Hogan. He says that he loved watching Hogan
as a kid and he was his inspiration. He is then asked about the rumors of
Funk having a Hulk-mobile while he was in the Power Plant, but
he says it was never true: Are you kidding? I would have got ribbed
like a motherf***er
- He says that he had a Hulk Hogan car while he was in High School and talked
about it in WCW Magazine once, which is probably where the rumors started.
He came up with The Funkster character as a tribute to Hogan, but has heard
that Hogan didnt care for it. He performed as The Funkster with Savage
during his hype for the rap album. He feels that nobody could have emulated
Hogan as well as he did.
- When asked about Terry Funk, Alan says he wishes they had done an angle
where they were related, and he says that he feels they might actually be
- The discussion shifts towards his horrible injury in a tag match. He says
that he thought hed never wrestle again, but has since made 100% recovery
and that hes in the best shape in his life.
- He worked at a supplement store, but is currently the owner of a tanning
salon. James called the supplement store first and Funk tells him that it
was most likely Brad Armstrong that he talked to.
- When asked about his experience to finally get on TV with WCW, he says
it was great. He said he was most worried about not messing up, but wishes
he could have that moment back.
- When he got the Kwee-Wee gimmick, he says that it was an opportunity to
actually do something, and he actually enjoyed the character, but wishes
that hed been allowed to do what he wanted with it.
- He feels that playing comedy characters made people underestimate him in
the ring, and then talks about Brad Armstrong, who he feels is one of the
best ever to never get a break. Funk then says guys wanted to work with both
him and Armstrong because they knew they could make guys looks good.
- He said that the Angry Alan Funk character was the most like him and wishes
he had been allowed to do that character most of the time. He feels that
it was getting over towards the end of WCW, but once the company ended that
was it. He then talks about the great match he had with Jason Jett from WCW
Greed, the final WCW PPV.
- He says that Kevin Nash let him know what was going on when WCW was purchased
by WWF. He says it took the wrestlers by surprise and it was very shocking.
- While playing the Kwee-Wee character he came out with B.B. for one show,
but there was no follow up to it. Apparently what happened was that she was
dating Hardcore Holly and he got really jealous which led to her quitting.
He says that he still keeps in touch with B.B. as she actually went dress
shopping with him in preparation for the Miss TNA contest.
- When talking about the Miss TNA angle, he says that he was getting on TV
every week, but for some reason they just stopped it. Going back even earlier
than that, The Rainbow Express was supposed to be the top tag team in TNA
and were supposed to win the tag belts, but for some reason plans were changed
and the belts were put on AJ & Lynn instead.
- He is then asked about Brian Adams, he says that he was a great friend
and always tried to help the younger guys that were coming up.
- The interview then shifts towards the Benoit tragedy and he felt the news
media are people who dont understand the wrestling business at all
and arent qualified to give an educated opinion about it. His personal
opinion is that steroids dont have that effect on people: Either
youre an asshole or youre not
- When asked why hes not with either WWE or TNA, he honestly doesnt
know. He doesnt play the political game, but feels he can have a good
match with just about anybody. Hes not angry about it, but hes
confused about some of the guys that are on the show now and feels that he
worked just as hard to get a spot and doesnt have it.
- When asked about Johnny Stamboli he jokingly says Hes a hell
of a nice guy, but hes dumber than a f***ing box of rocks But
also says that they get along well and that there is anything he wouldnt
say to his face.
- When asked about TNA, he says he doesnt watch the show, but feels
they have some great talents and some guys that shouldnt be on the
- When asked about the slipping ratings, he feels that they need to get back
to the core of wrestling and that needs to be the focused on as opposed to
the entertainment aspect of it. He also talks about some of the lack of respect
in wrestling today and how too many guys refuse to lose and he feels it is
an unfortunate side of the business.
- Word Associations: Hear Alan Funks thoughts on Sharmell, Sonny Siaki,
Lenny Lane, Lodi, Meng, Vince Russo, and Jeff Jarrett. Be sure to check these
out. Some of these answers are priceless so check it out!
- When asked where he wants to be in 5 years, he says hes got some
projects and says he would like to keep his tanning salon as well. He would
love to do something wrestling related, but hopes to keep himself busy.
- The interview ends with Funk shooting on Lex Luger. According to Funk,
Luger wasn't the nicest guy backstage at WCW. Funk saw him several times
after it and talked to him but was always short until Luger asked him in
a supermarket if he thought he acted like a jerk backstage at WCW... Funk
told Luger he was the biggest asshole he ever met to which Luger responded
by crying and hugging Funk. They became friends. But, Funk is pissed at Luger
as a few weeks back, they were to get together for lunch and Luger didn't
come to the door to meet him and wouldn't answer his calls and basically
stood up Funk on their gathering... Funk says if Lex reads this, he wants
him to know he's pissed about it! We, of course, welcome Lex Luger on the
show to tell his side of the story. If you're out there, give us a call!
Smile This was absolutely classic, so be sure to check this out as well!
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