Mike Whipwreck Talks Winning ECW Title, Wrestling Steve Austin

Mikey Whipwreck recently appeared on the Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling Podcast. You can hear the full podcast at this link, and submitted highlights transcribed by Chad and John below.

Returning to Philadelphia and the ECW Arena this Saturday for the ICONS of Wrestling convention and meeting the old school Philly wrestling fans:

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"The Philly fans are definitely unique. You've got your New York fans that are a little more vulgar (I guess) but the Philly fans I think overall are just more rabid wrestling fans and they just f"*cking love it and they soak it up and are really appreciative too for the most part. When the wrestling is good they love it and when it is not they let you know too."  

On winning the ECW World Championship in October 1995:

"That is one of those this is not going to happen things. The TV title (okay very good), with Cactus Jack (a mark out moment for me) but now the World Champion part I thought there is no way. I said to myself this is where it would end because right now after I win this thing than the people are going to turn on me and hate my f*cking guts. I wouldn't say they hated my guts but the win I had over Steve Austin was the beginning of the change and the frustration for me. It got to a now what? Because where do I go from there? I had this character that I could only evolve to a certain point so it was there that I started to get frustrated at that point. I almost thought where do I go now?"

Wrestling Steve Austin during his brief stop in ECW: 

"I wrestled Mysterio the night before and I beat him and I thought that since I beat Rey now I'll lose to Steve the next night and when I saw Steve that afternoon he told me that he was putting me over. I thought it was a f*cking rib. I asked Paul about it and he said that it was Steve's idea to put me over because for him to beat me doesn't do anything and we can't put the belt on him so he wants to put me over. For me it was a huge holy sh*t moment. He was so great to deal with. He didn't call anything but the finish."

"The next month we did the three-way with Sandman and Austin and that was cluster f*ck central. I hated that match. I hated calling it, I hated doing it, I don't even think  I've watched it since but I still hate it now. I don't even know if it was any good or not it was just a frustrating match to call and it didn't seem to work."

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