Various: Mandy Rose on Future of Her Wrestling Career, Kevin Von Erich on Reason He Was Not Interested in Working for WWE, Indies

Many Rose Comments on Future of Her Wrestling Career

Monopoly Events held a recent interview with former WWE talent Mandy Rose, real name Amanda Rose Saccomanno. One of the topics discussed included Rose’s thoughts about the future of her wrestling career.

“I always tell people, I haven’t hung up the boots. There are times when I really think about it, and I’m like, ‘I would love to come back,’ if it was the right time, right place. I wouldn’t say no, but right now, I am enjoying my time and my freedom. It just has to be the right time, but I don’t think I’m done wrestling.”

Rose last wrestled in December of 2022 for WWE’s NXT brand.

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Kevin Von Erich Comments on Reasons Why He Never Worked for WWE in His Wrestling Career

A recent episode of the A2theK Wrestling Show podcast featured wrestling legend Kevin Von Erich as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Von Erich’s thoughts about the reasons why he was not interested in working for WWE during his wrestling career.

“Actually, I can go ahead and tell the truth about this now. I kind of have different values. Kerry and I were different in that way. He would work out in the gym for four hours a day, every day. I would work out an hour and a half tops. Then I did a lot of track work and swimming stuff. I just never understood…for me, I lifted weights, but it was because I wanted to be a better wrestler so I could do what I wanted to do. That’s why I lifted weights. Kerry wanted the bodybuilding thing. He wanted to look great. It’s the kind of mindset that I don’t have. Take that, and think, when he had that wreck and cut his foot off, he still had his heel, but not the end of his foot. To Kerry, he was a cripple and a freak. He was completely crushed inside about what he had done. The drugs that he had done. Kerry was like a wide-open Harley Davidson flying down the highway. He loved to have fun. He didn’t hurt anybody else, but he did hurt himself. He felt so bad and so down, the reason Kerry killed himself is because of that. He felt hopeless and he felt like he let us all down, all of his brothers.”

Von Erich also gave his thoughts about the differences in philosophy between World Class Championship Wrestling and WWE.

“We decided to come up with a wrestling show that was like pro football. Slow motion, collisions, and rock concerts with lasers and sound effects. We wanted to make a beautiful wrestling show like that, that had all of our stuff. We were boys when our dad did it and it’s all we know. We wanted to improve it. We thought we won’t have 30-minute to one-hour matches, we would have 15 to 20-minute matches filled with action. Kerry was thinking he would take that formula, go to New York, and take New York over, and ‘I’ll call you.’ ‘Kerry, I don’t want to go to New York. I’m a father and I have children and I want to be home as much as I can. If I can make the same money as New York in Texas, where I can do my real estate too, then I’m a happy man.’ I really never wanted to go to New York. It wasn’t Vince’s fault, it wasn’t anyone’s fault. They did ask me, I just didn’t want to. I wrestled all those guys anyway and by that time, I was at the end of my career. I didn’t plan on getting old in the ring. When men get old in the ring, it’s a sad thing, I didn’t want to be like that.”

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Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Former National Wrestling Alliance lead cameraman Jackie Crockett, real name Charles Jackson Crockett, passed away on Wednesday, according to PWInsider. Mike Johnson reported that prior to his passing, Crockett had been hospitalized for an undisclosed medical issue for the past month. In an official statement to PWInsider, David Crockett stated “It has been a long journey for Jackie and he went out his way.  Tonight Jackie’s breathing was very labored and when we thought he was gone, he would come back like a wrestling false finish.

As noted before, Stephanie Vaquer defeated Giulia to become the new NJPW Strong Women’s Champion at this past Saturday’s Stardom’s Cinderella Tournament 2024 event. CMLL recently announced that following her victory, Vaquer had visited the Chilean embassy in Japan in honor of her victory.

Wednesday’s New Japan Cup 2024 event for New Japan Pro Wrestling in Okayama, Japan featured EVIL and Shingo Takagi advancing to the Quarterfinal round of this year’s New Japan Cup tournament.

The New York Post reported that former wrestler Jessie Ventura and New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers are currently the frontrunners to be selected to be the potential running mate for Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Busted Open Radio recently announced that TNA Wrestling and NJPW talent Nic Nemeth has officially joined their team as their new host.

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling recently announced that Nao Kakuta will be graduating from their company this July and that more details and information will be given at a later date.

WrestleCon recently announced that Tony Schiavone will be holding a Q&A panel with Sting at their WrestleCon 2024 convention on April 4th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

WrestleCon also recently announced one new match for the card of their Mark Hitchcock Memorial Supershow 2024 event on April 4th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • 10-Man Tag Team match – Team CMLL (Mistico, Barbaro Cavernario, Star Jr., Averno, & Villano III Jr.) vs. Team Dragon Gate (Dragon Kid, Ben K, Shun Skywalker, Yamato, & Kota Minoura)

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Role Model event on March 23rd in Detroit, Michigan:

  • Danhausen vs. Matt Cardona

GCW also recently announced one new match for the card of their GCW & JCW vs. The World event on April 4th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • JCW World Championship – Syuri vs. Masha Slamovich (c)

Prestige Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Alive or Just Breathing event on May 16th in Los Angeles, California:

  • Galendo del Mal vs. Jeff Cobb