I'd only heard the news about Magnus that morning from Anuj, and it was pretty cool that finally a Brit was World champion for a major promotion! Magnus would be introduced by Rockstar Spud, to the sounds of Arctic Monkeys.. to deliver his first speech as TNA World Heavyweight Champion on UK soil.
Magnus coming out to "Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?" was a damn cool moment! At the time I didn't know the name of the song but I looked it up, found it and haven't stopped listening to it since! It really suited him, it has that cocky heel swagger to it. I cannot wait for the TNA Maximum iMPACT tour on February 1st, because I can only imagine what the pop will be like when a Brit returns to England, and our hometown of Wembley, finally bringing home the gold!
We were sure to grab a couple of beers while we were at the TNA Xmas party, and check out some of the merchandise at the stall near the bar. Unfortunately they didn't have a large in the Aces & Eights t-shirt which would have been pretty cool to own. Maybe we'll get the right sizes when they hit Wembley Arena.
|TNA World Heavyweight Championship|
You can check out what Magnus had to say by checking out our fan video on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4YEc-fopHQ
The highlight of the night for me had to be talking to Rockstar Spud and letting him know that in 2007 when he was wrestling in the Irish Pub in Digbeth for AWW in front of about 30 people, Rihan and I were in that crowd. And here we were, 2013 January and Spud had just won TNA British Boot camp and was wrestling in front of a sold out crowd in Wembley Arena. He said he really appreciated it! It's like we've been with him on his journey from his early days so it's nice to see how well he's doing now with TNA! A true character!
We were also given the chance to get our pictures taken with the man himself! The TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Magnus! He was nice enough to sign some cards for us also. It was pretty awesome to be in the same picture as the TNA World Heavyweight Championship belt.
Rihan had some old wrestling memorabilia with him and got that signed from the champ. It was an old promotional poster which featured Brutus Magnus and Rockstar Spud on it, I think it may have been an independent promotion from Birmingham, England. Spud would be kind enough to sign the same one!
@JadeOMalley Thank You Jade!
Jeremy Borash was kind enough to spend about 10 minutes with us after Rihan had gotten his picture taken with him, to answer a question that I had asked him. "What advice can you give me for my blog on the Road to WrestleMania?" - If there was anyone in the history of the world that knew anything about promotion it was this man. And I appreciate the ideas we discussed, and for allowing me to pick his brain a little bit. One of the things he advised me to do was to shoot videos, because it's over at the moment. May have to implement that in somehow a bit more for everyone! Rihan asked him if there would be any TNA events in the week of April 6th in New Orleans, and it may interest you to know that there sounds like there could be a very good chance /-) For the record, I'm going to go ahead and say that Jeremy Borash is a really cool guy, and down to Earth, and fun to talk to! Don't have enough nice things to say about him, a true entertainer and great communicator! If you're reading this, I'm not just blowing smoke up your ass, Thank you for your time sir, and for being an absolutely awesome host! If you don't already follow him on Twitter you can do so by going right here: @JeremyBorash
|Rihan with Jeremy Borash|
|Our friend @Cherrysparkler with Jeremy Borash|
|Jeremy Borash with Mau|
P.s. On behalf of everyone at The Road to WrestleMania 30 blog, Merry Christmas Eve!
There's plenty more to come! /-)
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