WWE's Talk Show Segments
Ever since Roddy Piper talk show segment Piper's Pit graced the televisions screens in the 80's, there have been over a dozen talk show segments.
Some faded away in mediocrity whiles others were as good as Piper's Pit.
This is a collection of some of the best and worst and plain unmemorable Talks shows ever to appear in WWE!
Piper's Pit is the first and arguably best of all the talk shows and the one that started it all.
You got the host, Roddy Piper, who would change the questions just when you think you know the answers.
One of the most charismatic wrestlers of the 80's and one of the best Mic workers of his time, it was only natural for him to get his own talk show.
What is most remembered is Piper's interview of Jimmy Snuka. Piper tries making Snuka feel at home by offering him bananas and coconuts.
Snuka accuses Piper of insulting him and Piper responds to that by smashing a coconut shell over Snuka's head and giving him a beat down.
To top it off Piper shoved a banana down his throat and left before Snuka could retaliate!
Very few talk shows since the Piper's Pit have a memorable moment like this.
The Miz is awesome is what The Miz and his devoted fans say. His show called Miz TV was not awesome.
It only lasted for two segments, the first segment had Ashley and Melina in a cat-fight but in the last segment ever to air had Batista powerbombing the Miz!
The Dirt Sheet
The Miz found success on The Dirt Sheet with former tag team partner John Morrison. Unlike Miz TV, where no one cared that it got canceled, The Dirt sheet was comic gold and was very entertaining.
The chemistry between The Miz and John Morrison was phenomenal.
Their comic routine on the show was to mock and make fun of other WWE wrestlers. They mocked Evan Bourne, Ricky Ortiz, DX, Elijah Burke, CM Punk and countless others.
Their are over 60 episodes of The Dirt Sheet as their are too many gems to pick I would advise you all to Google to see this awesome show!
The Abraham Washington Show
This would take the place as the most annoying and boring talk show in the entire WWE history. The Abraham Washington Show was shown on ECW.
Abraham interviewed Christian, Matt Hardy, Tommy Dreamer, Sheamus, Gregory Helms, John Morrison, Zack Ryder, Goldust, Trent Barreta, Caylen Croft, and Maria.
This show was not good and the jokes Washington should have stayed in the 90's. The interviews were rarely entertaining as Washington would make lame jokes at his guests.
Having Tony Atlas laugh like an idiot as Washington's sidekick was not good television.
This talk show will truly be forgotten by many wrestling fans.
The VIP Lounge put a little twist on the look of WWE talk shows. You had a bouncer with a clipboard giving the nod on whether you have access into the VIP Lounge. In the ring you have love seats and sometimes a flat-screen TV.
You also have MVP as the host who can be at times an arrogant, self-obsessed pro wrestler.
His talk show was the platform for his feud with Matt Hardy. MVP even mixed it up with Michael Hayes during one of his VIP lounge,
The Cutting Edge
The Cutting Edge is really just a way for Edge to verbally and physically pick fights.
There only have been a few good moments that came from The Cutting Edge.
Edge once called out all seven of his Money in the Bank opponents out so he could run each of them down. He also formed Rated-RKO with Randy Orton on one edition of The Cutting Edge in 2006.
The Cutting Edge was the last time Mick Foley was seen on WWE programming, as Edge jumped off a ladder holding a chair and crashed into Foley, who was laid out on a table.
Mr. Wrestlemania has done it all and even had his very own talk show called the Heartbreak Hotel. This Talk show is only a footnote in Shawn Michaels' legendary career but a memorable one.
HBK used this as a way to mouth off about Bret Hart and even about Doink the Clown.
HBK used the heartbreak hotel as a way to fuel the sibling rivalry between two WWE Legends, Bret and Owen Hart.
Chris Jericho can be a fun-loving Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla or a self-righteous honest man who love to call wrestling fans parasites.
Jericho is a very charismatic person and one of the best Mic workers of his time, so he is a natural person to host his very own talk show!
His talk show can even rival the Piper's Pit in greatness! He had WWE legends like Steve Austin and powerful, beautiful Divas like Trish Stratus appeared on his show.
If any wrestlers get on Y2J's nerves, which seems to happens a lot, Jericho would just get into their face and unleash his clever vocabulary upon that wrestler.
The supposed final Highlight Reel ended in a bang as Chris Jericho put Shawn Michaels through The Highlight Reel's "Jeritron 6000."
The highlight Reel came back earlier this year with Edge as a guest.
This was ironic as we all know that Shawn Michaels put his former Tag team partner through a Barber shop window on Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake's talk show.
Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake's talk show was set in a Barber shop with candy cane-triped poles and all the accessories that any barber shop needs.
There is not much remembered for this show, and the only event is is remembered for is that one cataclysmic moment where Shawn Michaels tossed his partner Marty Jannetty through the infamous barber shop window.
Shawn Michaels went on to have one hell of a singles career and Marty Jannetty ended up having a non-noteworthy singles career.
Carlito's Cabana had a nice soothing Caribbean theme with palm trees and a hammock. Refreshments were coconuts with straws in them. You would think this would make guests relaxed while getting interviewed on this set.
Carlito is a guy who loves to belittle and usually gets into a confrontation with his guest. His way of showing his guest out the ring is by spitting an apple in their face.
MNM debuted on Carlito's Cabana by giving Rey Mysterio a beat down.
With Carlito releases, Carlito's Cabana is done for good (unless WWE hires Carlito back).
Brother Love Show
The host of the Brother Love Show gave off a sleazy atmosphere and with his obnoxious voice would spew his catchphrase to the masses saying "I Love YEEEEW!."
Brother Love had Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior on his show.
Many fans will probably remember seeing Steve Austin being introduced as Ted DiBiase's new Million Dollar Champion.
At the end of the Brother Love Show you will feel the urge to see someone kick that red-faced buffoon's ass all over WWE.
Jerry "The King" Lawler did not have the crowd chant "Jerry, Jerry, Jerry" like on the The Jerry Springer Show but instead the crowd chanted "Burger King!"!
It's not easy to be King.
Lawler interviewed WWE wrestlers and Hollywood celebrities and would get frequent beat downs from his guests.
Lawler even played a boorish Klingon to William Shatner's Captain Kirk as Shatner was promoting a TV show called "Tekwar" at the time.
Matt Striker's Classroom
Matt Striker was once upon a time a high school teacher. The decision to carry on his teachings to WWE was not the smartest move.
No one in their right mind wanted to tune in and see Striker giving one of his patronizing lectures and showboating his intellectual brilliance with the aid of his handy dandy chalk board.
Matt Striker introduced a Big Daddy V to his classroom and Big Daddy V tossed The Boogeyman into Striker's chalkboard.
The show was underrated, as Striker is above average on the Mic and with his announcing duties now day show the full potential of his abilities.
I guess his show was underrated as we wanted to see Striker's condescending self get his ass kicked.
Undertaker's Funeral Parlor
Now back in the early 90's, The Undertaker was not the talkative type.....hell he talked less back then then he does now.
Hosting duties fell to Paul Bearer and the Phenom was regulated to being the guy who stuff the guest into his homemade coffins.
The Funeral Parlor that is remember most is the one where The Undertaker and Ric Flair jumped Hulk Hogan and that moment propelled the Deadman to epic heights as this moment had led him to his first world championship win at Survivor Series 91.
The Snake Pit
Jake "The Snake" Roberts" set was tailor-made for his pet snake Damien who relaxed on a stone slab while Jake conducted interviews.
The set was a swamp/forest-like setting that contrasted with the upbeat primary colors of the 80's, and that a good thing as it differentiates with Piper's pit.
The Honky Tonk Man attacked Jake with his trusty guitar and in that same instant made Jake a fan favorite and ignited a very long feud.
I apologize if I left out any other Talk shows from WWE past as It's hard to remember them all.
Please feel free to state your opinion in the comment section on these talks shows.