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Hello everyone I am Mike and Welcome Back to MarkOutWrestling.com
M: Today We have a Former NWA, ECW, MLW, APW, IPHW World Heavyweight Champion, Pro Wrestling Zero-One USA Heavyweight Champion, PWF Universal Heavyweight Champion, PWF Universal Tag Team Champion, NWA North American Heavyweight Champion?awww forget it, too damn many to mention. The man has won 38 different titles with 5 of them being multiple times, Hailing from Sea Isle, NJ, the man who loves eating sushi and filet mignon watching Field of Dreams in a Mercedes 190E listening to The Eagles, an Extreme Horsemen, some say the F?N God of Professional Wrestling, The King of Old School?Mr. Steve Corino.
Steve! So do I get the spot of special ring announcer next time you come to the Virginia Area?
SC: (laughs) We are taking applications.
M: Well good, I will get that in ASAP. When you started in ECW there were some critics or maybe even some people backstage that said maybe your style was more like a manager instead of a wrestler. You then went on to become the ECW World Heavyweight Champion. How that feel to quote unquote prove them wrong and overall how was your experience in ECW?
SC: I loved ECW. It was a great time and I will always cherish the memories. Being a manager was a temporary thing until Paul worked with Rhino enough to let him talk on promos. Once Rhino was ready to go I was back in the ring. I enjoyed being the mouth piece for a while. It was like learning something new about the sport while resting my body.
M: MECW and Buff Bagwell, many fans believed that whole situation was the more entertaining parts of 2001. Have you come in contact with Buff since and did you hear Former MECW Promoter John Collins is in Federal Lock-Down?
SC: I have talked to Buff a few times and he is a good guy. Our problem was business not personal and none of us held it against each other. Collins in lock-down?
M: Yeah, he got sent to federal prison.
SC: Well I guess MECW won't be coming back for a while! (laughs)
M: Oh great, there goes my only wish to the wrestling gods! Major League Wrestling, How was your experience there and what was your impression of Court Bauer?
SC: Court is a great guy. I still talk to Court a few times a week. I really
enjoyed MLW and Court gave me the chance to push the Extreme Horsemen on TV and wrestle some of my biggest heroes. It is a shame that MLW is gone but that is the nature of the beast in this sport.
M: Also towards the end was a proposed work/shoot program with Teddy Hart, what was the deal? Work or Shoot and what are your feelings today on Teddy?
SC: It was both. Teddy and I don't like each other but this is a business and if we can make money off each other I was willing.
M: You were on the first TNA show, how was that experience and was there any interest at that time to work for them on a longer term basis seeing your history with the NWA?
SC: The first show was fun. I got to see some guys I haven't seen in a while but my Japan commitments come first and TNA knew that. I think I did maybe three more shots for them after that.
M: Yeah, some tags I believe. Why does TNA not have a relationship with Zero-One considering the NWA History?
SC: A lot of the NWA promotions do not work together and to be honest I
have no idea why. If it was me I would think that they would all work together to make the NWA bigger.
M: What are your current feelings about TNA?s product, any interest now working for them when your Japan schedule permits?
SC: I really haven't had a chance to watch them. I work in Japan so much that I really don't have time to dedicate to a company in America but if I do have time I will most likely be in ROH (Ring of Honor).
M: On the subject of Japan, you go on tour with Zero-One and my
understanding you are sort of the American Ambassador for wrestlers trying to work in Japan is this correct. How did that come to be?
SC: I have a good relationship with the office and about two years ago they asked my opinion on some American wrestlers and the next thing I knew I was the Gaijin Agent for ZERO-ONE. It is a job I enjoy.
M: Your Boy, CW Anderson told us a little story about you, himself and
Spanky in a bondage club in Japan. Would you like to tell us more or do you have another funny or interesting story to tell from Japan?
SC: Did CW tell you that he enjoyed it? He is nuts. The Bondage Club was not for me or Spanky but CW was right at home. I have the funny feeling that it wasn't his first time there!
M: (laughs) Ring of Honor, You left abruptly and recently returned. Can you go into the reasons behind both decisions and does it have anything to do with a former ROH figurehead that?s departed?
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