A man who has been to the top of the wrestling mountain - and seen it all...
From one half of the hottest tag teams of the last year in ECW, to Special K daze, the independents, OVW, to becoming one half of the greatest tag team gimmick of the last few years in the WWE. This man has been everywhere.
Always the talk of the wrestling world, a man who many rumors and stories have been spoken of.
Now, he comes back to discuss it all...
Joey Matthews, formerly Joey Mercury of the fan favorite MNM tag team, sat down to discuss all aspects of his controversy-filled career. Fans who only know Joey by what they've seen on TV or read in the 'sheets will get a whole new understanding of the man as he displays how intelligent and creative he is throughout the interview. In an industry full of looking the other way, Joey was also refreshingly honest about his drug problems and the issue of drugs in wrestling, including how they led to him being released by the WWE literally overnight. Joey gave us exclusive details on how everything went down during his WWE stay, including a shocking plane trip to England, finding out who his real friends were while in rehab, and giving the true story on an oft-rumored story involving Stephanie McMahon.
Joey covered his entire career, including his time in the legendary OMEGA promotion, which also produced Matt Hardy, Gregory Helms, Shannon Moore, and Jeff Hardy. Joey discussed being in MCW and how Axl Rotten would use his status to bully other wrestlers with impunity. Joey described his cup of coffee stay in WCW along with how he got his first big break in ECW. You'll get backstage stories on the infamous ECW locker room along with details on Joey's early matches with the FBI and the Danny Doring & Roadkill team. This is a first hand perspective on what being on the road was like in ECW from someone who was still young enough not to have seen it all before. Joey also gives his thoughts on Paul Heyman and these are not to be missed!
We talked about Joey's past relationship with Mickie James and what exactly happened to them. Joey describes going down to OVW, on his own dime, and how he had problems getting in the door the first night along with the hurdles he had to overcome in the weeks and months ahead in the WWE developmental territory. Working under Jim Cornette, Joey gives fantastic stories on the life he led while in OVW and all the people he met down there, including Johnny Nitro and Melina. How exactly did MNM form and how did Matthews get used even though he wasn't under WWE contract? What ribs did MNM have to suffer through as they were rising through the ranks? What exactly did he say in his controversial locker room speech in front of Lance Storm and Bobby Lashley? This shoot answers those questions and many more!
MNM fans, WWE fan, and ECW fans are going to love this interview as Joey lets every cat out of the bag. He talks about working with all the top tag teams and dishes the scoop on everything that went down behind the curtain, including the heat Melina was drawing for dating Batista. This is a blockbuster shoot for WWE locker room talk as you get a unique access to such a private club!
From the end of ECW, from the hight of MNM, from stories in his time in OVW, TNA, ROH, XPW, 3PW. This shoot has it all!
How did you break into the business
Were you discouraged because of your size
What was the hardest part about training
Thoughts on Jimmy Cicero
Thoughts on Bob Starr
Thoughts on MEWF
Initial memories of meeting Axl Rotten
How did you get involved with Omega
Memories of Matt and Jeff
Are you surprised at th