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Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) and Jimmy Korderas (@JimmyKorderas) of Right After Wrestling Radio recently spoke with Dave “Fit” Finlay. Here are some highlights:

Finlay is now available for independent bookings

Speaking about his WWE release:
“The job I had – with responsibility comes accountability. It was a simple mistake. I don’t have any hard feelings. Would I still love to be there, yes! I would love to be there. I loved my job. My ego was hurt I guess, but accountability sucks sometimes. I believe there were National Guard members in attendance so I don’t have any hard feelings about being released.”

Was he surprised by his release given that the decision to have the national anthem interrupted seemed like a typical “heel move” to get heat from the crowd?

On training younger talent and the Divas:
“I think it was a bit of a joke (being the trainer of the Divas). I have a reputation of being very tough and working with the girls is like dealing with a bunch of personalities. And working with these girls to work in ‘lingerie matches’ or ‘Thanksgiving gravy matches’ was a little embarrassing for both me and those girls sometimes. But you make the best of it and it really worked and later took off.”

His transition from wrestling in the WCW to entering the WWE as a trainer and once again actively competing again

His thoughts on ring psychology:
“I like psychology in wrestling. I liked working a body part. The little things mean so much and sometimes that’s not the truth. But less really is more. You know, guys will go over the top and do 35 backflips and a suplex off the top and then start running around and pin someone with a small-package. That’s fine and might get a great reaction every now-and-then but are they gonna come back next week and watch it again? People need to be emotionally involved in wrestling and not just the performance of a back-flip or suplex”

His reputation of being a ‘snug-worker’ with the likes of William Regal

He explains and recalls fond memories of playing a game called the “spoon” game in hotel lobbies and lounges with several young up and coming WWE superstars

All this…plus so much more!

For the full 20+ minutes interview, click this link:


Arda Ocal (@Arda_Ocal) and Jimmy Korderas (@JimmyKorderas) of Right After Wrestling Radio recently spoke with Gangrel (@gangrel13). Here are some highlights:

What Gangrel is up to today – Territory Fight League

Gangrel’s account of why the Brood was created
“The whole Brood thing was just to get Edge over. Edge always pushed Christian to come in because they’re boys from Toronto. And I don’t think they expected us to get over and they didn’t know what to do with us when it took off. They put us in the Ministry but when we would come out on the stage, the crowd would chant for the Brood and I went back to Adam (Edge) and said that this wouldn’t last long and 2 weeks later they tell us we’re gonna now feud with the Ministry. But it was just a vessel to get Edge over – they knew from day one that Edge was the future for them”

Does he still talk to and keep in contact with Edge – after his retirement

Why have vampires in wrestling never truly worked for a long period of time?

On the Brood being a conduit for future stars – Edge, Christian, Matt & Jeff Hardy; why not Gangrel?

A funny story of Gangrel spitting in the face of Donald Trump at Madison Square Garden
“Well, Vince was kinda weird with his pranks. So he invited Donald (Trump) to the show at the Garden and he put him right there by the stairs. And when I came out I got a huge pop. And when I went to drink and spew that blood the crowd was buzzing and it made me want to spew even more. So I drank it all back and when I spewed it out the crowd popped huge! And I was like ‘man that crowd is hot’. And when I got to the back, somebody said they couldn’t believe I spit on Donald Trump and I was like ‘I’m sorry, I did what!?’ But man did I ever soak him with that stuff.”

On both himself and Edge getting burnt while using the lift during the Brood entrance and who came up with the Brood entrance idea

All this…plus so much more!

For the full 20+ minutes interview, click this link: