X-Pac opens today’s show by talking about Neville’s future with WWE. He thinks it’d be better for the wrestling industry as a whole if Neville doesn’t return to WWE. Instead, it’d be great if Neville showed up at ALL IN, or other independent events like that. X-Pac feels that Neville is one of the best performers in the world right now, and the only reason people haven’t been talking about him lately is because he hasn’t been active in the ring.
He points out that Neville looks amazing, and he thinks Neville will be featured at the top of the card wherever he ends up. He doesn’t think WWE is going to make a move to bring Neville back right now, but there’s always a chance that he could return in the future. He adds that not everyone realizes how important Neville can be as a performer, but he’s sure that Triple H does.
Goldberg spoke out about WWE’s Hall of Fame ceremony this past week, noting that the ceremony is too long. X-Pac says he couldn’t agree with Goldberg more in this case. He points out that like a wrestling event, the Hall of Fame ceremony should have time limits for speeches. He thought it was terrible when Goldberg, last year’s headliner, had to give his speech to a mostly empty room due to the excessive length of the event.
X-Pac welcomes Pierre Carl Quellet to the show.
PCO has had a career resurgence over the last couple of years, after developing a new character and building his social media presence through insane videos. He points out that the reaction he’s received has been overwhelming, adding that the recent upswing in independent wrestling has given him the biggest break of his professional life.
He notes that with this “Frankenstein” gimmick, he had to totally fully invest himself in it. If you’re not fully invested in that type of gimmick it’ll never work. In a famous match against Walter, his chest was black and blue from chops and that picture has been floating around online ever since. He notes that the chops didn’t really bother him, and he thought that match had great drama. He informs that the crowd went insane for his big moves at the end of that match, and his career has been crazy ever since.
PCO informs that every time he enters a locker room now he acts like he’s a rookie. His goal is to leave it all in the ring and crush it every night because whether you have a good gimmick or not, independent fans won’t buy it unless you can work in the ring.
X-Pac asks PCO if he’s planning on working any big events in Montreal, Canada in the near future. PCO informs that IWF will be having its 20th anniversary in Montreal next March, and they’re reportedly trying to get Chris Jericho to work with him at that show. He’s not sure if it’s going to work out given Jericho’s schedule, but he’d love to work with Jericho.
He notes that he can still do some crazy, super-bumps without hurting himself. He was always willing to sacrifice his body to perform crazy bumps and he likes that challenge. He adds that he still gets enjoyment from taking those kind of bumps.
PCO informs that one of his greatest memories while working for WWE was his feud with Bret Hart that lasted for multiple months in 1995. He notes that Hart was a consummate professional, especially leading into big matches. He thought Hart was always easy to get along with, even though others might have had a differing point of view around that time. He adds that Hart was putting a lot into the wrestling business at that time, perhaps more than any other performer.
PCO points out that his peers have been very supportive of his comeback. He’s received multiple messages from wrestlers including one from Tommy Dreamer, congratulating him on his career resurgence. He’s well aware that he’s wrestling in front of a whole new generation of fans now, some who don’t even remember him from his WWE run in the 90s.
He says he had a blast working with Matt Riddle recently. He notes that Riddle was willing to do whatever it took to have a great match, even though he had just signed an NXT deal. He says he has so much respect for Riddle, and he wishes him all the best in WWE because he deserves it.
That sums up today’s episode of X-Pac 1, 2, 360. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!