It was a big week for 4th & Pain!
The only pro wrestling show hosted by an NFL player and a weight loss champion made big strides forward getting mentions on 106.7 The Fan, the official Washington Redskins website, a brief blurb on USA Today’s website and plenty of other wrestling and football pages.
Can Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker and weight loss champ Chuck Carroll top it?
They certainly tried!
The guys are joined by TNA Wrestling talent Mr. Anderson who is an avid NFL and Green Bay Packers fans. Like Hulk Hogan and Austin Aries, Anderson thinks Adam could have a future in pro wrestling after his days with the Redskins are over.
Adam and Chuck also got him to tell the story of how he came up with the gimmick of saying his last name twice in the ring.
Enjoy the show!
1st Down: All Things TNA — Aries New Deal, Aces & 8′s, Who Is Claire?
Adam and Chuck wondered if his Aries’ appearance on the show last week had something to do with the new long-term contract he signed with TNA recently.
Continuing the Impact analysis, the Redskin and the radio guy gave their thoughts on the Aces & 8′s invasion at Impact. Those guys are on a mission!
Also factoring in the banter: Who is Claire and how did she hook up with AJ Styles? Chuck thinks she’s in cahoots with Christopher Daniels and Kazarian, who will be a guest in the coming weeks.
2nd Down: Carriker Is Ready For Training Camp, RGIII
Adam has been in absolute Beast Mode heading into training camp. He’s been posting videos of himself doing some heavy lifting in the gym of late.
He broke down his different lifts for Chuck, who despite having lost 250 pounds, hasn’t seen a gym in about five years.
Also discussed the importance of having RGIII under contract.
3rd Down: Mr. Anderson Interview
Mr. Anderson . . . Anderson joined the show to talk about his time in TNA Wrestling and a lot about football. He and Adam bonded a few weeks ago while Carriker was backstage at Impact despite Anderson’s allegiance to the Packers.
Anderson said he didn’t play organized football growing up. By the time he had interest in playing, Anderson said his father talked him out of it because all the other kids had so much more experience than he had. It was a decision that he somewhat regrets although things seemed to turn out just fine for him.
Anderson also talked about the origin of his gimmick. The microphone fun and two-time name announcing began in high school when he was tasked with creating a fake radio advertisement for invisible underwear! No, we’re not making this up.
The teacher encouraged him to get into radio and shortly there after he began announcing for the school’s basketball games. It was there he would “add a little flare” and say the last names of the players twice.
Flash forward 15 years later he was in Ohio Valley Wrestling and it happened . . .
“I’m down at OVW and Paul Heyman suggested to me that I go out to the ring and announce myself,” Anderson told the 4th & Pain crew. “And that was just something… I threw in the last Anderson, the second Anderson and I came I came back through the curtain everybody was like, ‘That was awesome when you said your last name twice.’ And it turned out that was what it took to get me to the dance. It seems so stupid, but just saying my last name twice… It’s just those little things. ”
Also asked an answered: Is Anderson a Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers guy? If he had to choose now Rodgers is the guy. That said, Favre gave him many years of pure joy and entrainment.
Perhaps when Anderson’s wrestling days are over he will have a future as a journalist. He asked Adam a question he’d never been asked in the three years he’s been with the Redskins. The answer was SHOCKING!
4th Down: Words of Wisdom, Redskins Running Back, Drew Brees, Do Players & Cheerleaders Mix?
In the mailbag segment, Adam and Chuck were asked about Drew Brees’ new contract with the New Orleans Saints. Both guys agree Brees is much more to that turmoil-heavy team than just their quarterback.
Who is going to lead the Redskins in rushing this season? Adam and Chuck weigh in with their picks. Same goes for sacks.
Plus, do NFL cheerleaders and players mix? Not according to these two.