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Wrestling Observer Live (June 2005) – Terry Funk and Goldberg

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The guests on today’s Wrestling Observer Live are Terry Funk and Goldberg from June 2005, only a few short weeks before the historic first ECW One Night Stand.

In a fun episode, Funk tells us why he turned down Vince McMahon’s offer of being a part of his ECW reunion show in favour of doing Shane Douglas’ Hardcore Homing show even though McMahon offered him 3 times the money. They also talk about the situation with the real life love triangle of Edge/Lita/Matt Hardy that was all the news back then.

Then on to Bill Goldberg, where Dave talks to him about his new movie The Longest Yard which features no less than six wrestlers, the possibility of him going to TNA and why he thinks his tenure in the WWE failed.

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Wrestling Observer Live – Edge (6th June 2000)

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Edge is the guest today. He talks about his early career and his growing up with Christian as they both hit the business at the same time. The two awesome ladder matches at No Mercy and Wrestlemania 2000 are discussed along with him once being knocked down by a fan during his entrance through the crowd.

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Wrestling Observer Live – Kurt Angle (15th June 2000)

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I got the idea for this feature from the currently defunct thewrestlingblog.com, which I was a frequent visitor of until it suffered server problems sometime last year.

Basically, every couple of days (probably 3 times a week), I will post a Wrestling Observer Live classic episode either from the great Eyada days up to 2002, or the more recent episodes from the Sports Byline.

You will get to hear interviews with legends like Ric Flair, Bret Hart and Eddie Guerrero where they discuss various wrestling topics that range from Montreal, to Guerrero’s addiction problems and Flair’s distain at WCW.

It’s truly fascinating to re-listen to some of these great interviews and delve into the past of those wrestling days gone by. Especially with the advent of hindsight, you can see how dumb some idea’s were or how accurate some predictions were from the great Dave Meltzer or the guests he has on the show.

The first guest today is Kurt Angle from June 2000, just weeks before he won the King of the Ring and started to become the star he is today. The topics discussed include Angle’s past frustration at having to wait months for his debut, why he chose pro wrestling after the 96 olympics, his first appearance in ECW and how close he came to signing with Paul Heyman in the 90’s before the infamous crucifixation angle.

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