Killing the Town
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Recap By: Dust
Paul Lazenby joins Cyrus while Lance is away for an ‘extended’ hiatus. Not sure when Lance will be back.
Jericho will join Cyrus next week to discuss the current situation and recent flare up in NJPW.
Cyrus recounts going to a Chris Jericho/Fozzy concert with D’Amore in Orlando and blagging his way through layers of security to the stage by pretending to be a Sony exec and Jericho’s manager to avoid ‘parking like a mark’. Cyrus wanted to prove to D’Amore he can get in anywhere while pulling a ‘Paul Heyman’ with fake calls.
Cyrus discusses being kayfabed in NJPW by the office and Jericho before the attack on Naito in Fukuoka. Says he didn’t know what and didn’t want to know what was going to happen. I’ll let you see what happened instead of describing it.
(NJPW does their Youtube stuff so much better than WWE!)
Cyrus talks about working hard on Impact while being in Japan.
Discusses matches he commented on, especially Tanahashi vs Okada. Talks about sometimes not appreciating Okada matches. Talks the build to Jericho vs Naito and Okada vs Omega at Osaka. Lazenby compliments long-term booking.
Cyrus talks about being super-elite at Air Canada… again. Cyrus is a super complainer at hotels and airports.
Still strange to hear Alice Radley after ads…
21:40 Guerillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) interview.
Tonga is sick and tired.
Tama jokes around.
Tama talks about coming in for a try-out in 2011 and being brought in by Hatori after his father (Tong Fifita aka Meng aka Haku, baddest guy ever) trained him.
Meng’s English is not too good and he had problems with training his kids.
Cyrus was trained by Bad News Allen.
Tanga talks about being in their father’s shadow and not being able to handle situations like his father recommended in the current corporate environment. Talks about being aware of surroundings and having to be calmer. Tanga talks starting with NXT under Tom Prichard, Smiley and Dusty Rhodes. Tanga only went through the dojo system for a month unlike Tama. Tama talks about adding their giant youngest brother (Taula, 6’8”).
Tama is the wild guy in the team despite spending 6 years in the USAF as a crew chief on B2 bombers. Tama didn’t want to watch tape and builds his own style.
Tanga played college football and having a degree. Tanga and Tama got bored with their lives and built a tag team.
Tanga is the ring general.
Tama spends a lot of time in Japan and loves being on the road.
The brothers are looking to improve themselves. Tama doesn’t have a big goal. Tanga says he weighs 240 lbs and talks going down in weight to lhw.
Their favorite opponents are against Ishii.
Cyrus and Lazenby will be working together going forward.
Not an Attitude Era fan, watches old wrestling but likes Nakamura/Styles/Kevin Owens, listens to too many podcasts. @twitdust