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RECAP AND REVIEW: Talk is Jericho with Kizarny on how he should have debuted in WWE, finding out about his release, what he wishes he would have told Vince McMahon, running Freakshow Wrestling

Talk is Jericho

Release Date: May 16, 2018

Recap By: Caitlin Lavelle

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Timestamps

0:00- Intro (starts at 0:33)
2:33- Interview begins
3:30- Bodhi on why and how he lost his hair
7:00- Bodhi on growing up with Edge & Christian
12:55- Ad
15:08- Interview Resumes
15:30- Bodhi on his first WWE tryout
20:45- Bodhi on joining Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW)
25:00- Bodhi on what went wrong in WWE
31:55- Bodhi on how he should have debuted in WWE
36:05- Bodhi on his WWE release
38:30- Bodhi on the origins of Freak Show Wrestling
44:30- Bodhi on his Guinness World Record
45:30- Bodhi & Jericho run through Freakshow Wrestling’s roster of gimmicks
58:00-Bodhi on promoting vs. wrestling
1:04:55- Bodhi on the Snake Pit & Fantasy Slam
1:07:55- Outro

0:00 Intro (starts at 0:33)

Today, Chris Jericho is talking to Sinn Bodhi (FKA WWE’s Kizarny), founder and promoter of Las Vegas’s Freakshow Wrestling. 

2:33 Interview begins

3:30 Bodhi on why and how he lost his hair

Bodhi explains that he shaved his head to benefit Locks of Love. He incorporated this into a hair-vs-hair match for Freakshow Wrestling, where Bodhi faced P.J. Black (FKA WWE’s Justin Gabriel), with Brutus the Barber Beefcake as special guest referee. Beefcake shaved Bodhi’s head at the end of the match. 

7:00 Bodhi on growing up with Edge & Christian

Bodhi explains that he grew up in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada with Edge & Christian, but says that he doesn’t feel comfortable bothering them about wrestling. 

12:55- Ad

15:08- Interview Resumes

15:30- Bodhi on his first WWE tryout

Bodhi talks about his first WWE dark match tryout against Flesh Gordon. He says Gordon got very nervous, and Bodhi didn’t know what to do. Bodhi believes this situation “put a black mark” on him, and says that afterwards he “just went away and tried to keep learning”. 

20:45- Bodhi on joining Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW)

Bodhi says that he wrestled Al Snow on several independent shows, and that Snow invited Bodhi to OVW. Snow offered Bodhi an opportunity to bump for the developmental talent while learning and being on OVW TV. 

Bodhi says that he was called up to the main roster six months after joining OVW. 

25:00- Bodhi on what went wrong in WWE

Bodhi says the WWE “Turns you from an ass kicking world traveler to little kid who just wants to comply and be noticed and helpful.” 

Bodhi says that the Kizarny name came directly from Vince McMahon. Bodhi explains that McMahon was dead set on the Kizarny character being a babyface. 

Bodhi says he would have liked to start his WWE run as a bad guy and earn the opportunity to turn babyface. Bodhi wishes he would have told Vince that he could do something different and asked for the opportunity to put his money where his mouth is. 

31:55- Bodhi on how he should have debuted in WWE

Bodhi says, “I should have killed somebody in ten seconds. Instead of me coming out to a Jumbotron of digital Ferris Wheels and squeaking out a ten-minute victory, just have unicycles and midgets and cats and penguins, and come out in a Batman 2 Danny DeVito mobile, a big duck or some weird thing. Have the sunroof pop up, the baby face look under it and a big boxing glove pop up and knock him out.” 

36:05- Bodhi on his WWE release

Bodhi calls his WWE release stupefying. Bodhi says he was in a tattoo parlor with Angelina Love when he got a call from Johnny Ace notifying him of his release, and that he wasn’t given a reason for being let go. 

38:30- Bodhi on the origins of Freak Show Wrestling 

Bodhi explains that around 2009-2010, he started performing a sideshow act called Dynamite Death Monkiez, which he describes as an Itchy-and-Scratchy-esque comedy-horror act. Bodhi and his then-wife Stacy Carter decided to move to Las Vegas, where Bodhi started working with local promotion Future Stars of Wrestling. Bodhi currently runs Freakshow Wrestling in partnership with Future Stars of Wrestling’s owner Joe DeFalco. 

44:30- Bodhi on his Guinness World Record

Bodhi says he’s tied for a Guinness World Record for most watermelons cut in half on a naked human belly with a ninja sword (tied at 47 watermelons). 

45:30 Bodhi & Jericho run through Freakshow Wrestling’s roster of gimmicks

This includes the Ghost of Macho Man, Andrea the Giant, the Depressler and even God. 

58:00-Bodhi on promoting vs. wrestling 

Bodhi says, “I can wrestle for different promoters every night of the week. I’m in good working shape. But putting on a show is hard. It takes out of your pocket book, takes out of your soul, takes out of everything that you’re doing.” 

1:04:55- Bodhi on the Snake Pit & Fantasy Slam 

Bodhi works at the Snake Pit, a wrestling school where Jake the Snake Roberts and D’Lo Brown also teach. 

Bodhi also helps run Fantasy Slam, where fans come to experience wrestling. Jericho and Bodhi compare Fantasy Slam to pro-wrestling’s version of rock and roll fantasy camp. 

1:07:55 Outro

Rating: 6/10

Overall, this is an entertaining conversation and a cool dive into one of the most unique promotions I’ve ever heard of. Jericho and Bodhi aren’t breaking any news, but they have a fun talk that’s worth the listen if you’ve got the time.

Writer Bio

Caitlin is a wrestling fan who hopes to one day discover that she is the illegitimate daughter of Vincent Kennedy McMahon and the rightful Anonymous RAW General Manager. Until then, she’ll keep on living in Orlando, Florida with her husband and son.

 

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