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ROH Exclusive Blog: Backstage Interviews With Terry Funk, Homicide and WGTT

Terry Funk and Myself Backstage at Ring of Honor "Glory By Honor IX"
Terry Funk and Myself Backstage at Ring of Honor "Glory By Honor IX"
Jersey Strong JayCorrespondent IINovember 4, 2010

When Ring of Honor last invaded New York City for Glory By Honor in September, The Wrestling Roundtable brought our smash hit online show backstage for a couple of exclusive interviews.

As you will see in the video below, I personally had the chance to interview WWE Hall of Famer, Terry Funk.

Wrestling Roundtable BLOG: Glory By Honor IX
[Here is the link to the video.  Bleacher Report was having technical problems embedding it.]

In the video, there is just one question out of the three that I asked the WWE Legend. 

There aren't enough good words I could say about Terry Funk.  When we approached him backstage, he did not hesitate to meet us halfway and talk to us. 

I have had the pleasure to meet many wrestling personalities over the past few years during my association with The Wrestling Roundtable.  There is no doubt in my mind that Terry Funk is one of the nicest guys I have met. 

A confession I have to make is that this was the first interview that I have EVER conducted with anyone.  Terry has done it so many times over his career that he unknowingly walked me through it. 

I asked him about what wrestling talent that he had his eye on for the future and he heavily put over the Ring of Honor locker room.  He also had a very insightful point of view on the EV2.0 faction that TNA debuted around the time of this interview. 

He explained how much he liked and respected guys like Sabu, Raven and Dreamer, but went on to let me know that trying to re-create the past in wrestling is something that hasn't been done effectively. 

Those are the questions that didn't make the video.

Next, I interviewed Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team consisting of Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin. 

This was the first time these two have teamed up since their WWE careers.  They both seemed happy to be back together for this major Ring of Honor iPPV

We approached them before the show when the wrestlers were getting warmed up. 

They both stood out and looked as big as ever, especially Charlie Haas as you will see in the video. 

We asked them if they could give us an interview either before or after the show.  They kindly told us to catch up with them after the show and they didn't go back on their word.

Both guys were nice and definitely seemed excited to continue their post-WWE careers.

Lastly, I had the overwhelming task over interviewing my personal favorite wrestler. 

Homicide is vastly underrated in the broad scope of professional wrestling.  The amount of blood and sweat he has given to the business has been unappreciated for the majority of his career.

Since he has finally been released from the living hell that is TNA, Homicide has been reborn.  He seemed overjoyed to be able to get back on the Independent scene and do what he loves to do: wrestle.

We caught up with Homicide very shortly after he left ringside.  His debut was a complete surprise to most and it left many questions unanswered.

In conclusion, this was one of the highlights of my life when it comes to being a wrestling fan. 

I actually got to fill the shoes of legendary interview guys like Gene Okerlaund and Sean Mooney.  Kevin Kelly and The Coach.  Tony Schivanoe and Missy Hyatt.  You get the point. 

The Wrestling Roundtable has opened the door for me and I will continue to walk through it.  We plan on conducting more exclusive interviews in the future.

Wrestling Roundtable BLOG: Glory By Honor IX
[Here is the link to the video.  Bleacher Report was having technical problems embedding it.]

Jason Alletto
The Wrestling Roundtable
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