Thursday, April 5, 2007

Diana Hart Smith Interview Recap (Wants HBK vs. Harry, Davey Boy In WWE HOF, & More) (4/2 MNM)

The sister of WWE Hall Of Famer, Bret "Hitman" Hart, the wife of the late "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith, & the mother of current WWE Superstar, Harry Smith, Diana Hart Smith was one of the special guest on this past week's live edition of Monday Night Mayhem (4/2/07), which can be heard in streaming audio every week (hosted by The Big Mosh, Blade, & The Angry Hero, and heard LIVE at 9PM ET/8PM CT every Monday night) exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.ObsessedWithWrestling.com, www.ProWrestlingPress.com, www.AllWNYRadio.com, www.Showdown.net, & www.AudioWrestling.com.

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Diana's first appearance with The Mayhem is now available for FREE in Real Audio.

Here are some of the highlights from the interview, provided by The Mayhem's exclusive recapper, PWUSandman41.

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*On the heels of WrestleMania 23, Diana was very excited to join The Big Mosh, Blade, & The Angry Hero, and was very pleased to be the first post-'Mania guest on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network.

*With WrestleMania now over & done with, she very much hopes that World Wrestling Entertainment will have big plans for her son, Harry Smith. She said that she hopes WWE will have big plans for Harry Smith. Diana believes that Harry is "going to change the business, just like Davey & Dynamite did, and become an international star in the WWE."

*She also wishes that the Smith & Hart families would put any past issues aside, and at least show unity for Harry's upcoming WWE television debut/his career.

*Diana thinks a new Hart Foundation would be a compliment to the Hart Family and would show respect. She is very excited that both Nattie Neidhart & TJ Wilson are under WWE contracts, in addition to Harry, showing the hart dynasty is still alive.

*She said that Harry still has his Monday Night Mayhem T-Shirt that he wore in his first ever singles match in the United States. Diana is proud of her son in working overseas & here in the States before deciding to finally head to World Wrestling Entertainment full-time.

*Diana said that Teddy Hart terrifies her when he wrestlers, because he is death-defying. She does not think that he will go to the WWE, simply because he does not seem ready to commit to anything just yet.

*She does not appreciate when people say "wrestling is scripted or fake." A few years back, Sabu had a match with Teddy at her father's birthday show. Sabu shows up about ten minutes before his match, so him & Teddy could not go over anything at all beforehand. Still, they had a great match. In today's business, just like yester-year, you need to be able to improvise and be create to succeed.

*This summer will see the 15-year anniversary of the classic Bret "Hitman" Hart/"British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Diana remembers this match as if it were yesterday. Around the time of that event, she remembers Davey having a flesh-eating disease after banging his knee, and the doctors did not know what it was. But Bret & Davey still wrestled the match, the fans there in attendance & on Pay-Per-View loved it, and no one wanted that night to end/go home.

*She said that she hopes Harry gets a chance to wrestle "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels before he retires. Her & her family are wrestling fans still to this day, and Diana would love to see that match with HBK at this year's Survivor Series (the ten-year anniversary of the infamous "Montreal Screwjob"), but on a personal note her family might not want to have that happen.

*Diana said that she would love to see her father (Stu) in the WWE Hall Of Fame and would love to be accept the award on his behalf, for all he did in the business, and still gives to it this day in the form of his students he trained for many years (ex: Chris Benoit).

*She thinks that Owen Hart will eventually be in the WWE Hall Of Fame, but World Wrestling Entertainment would want it to be done in the proper perspective -- hence, why they have not rushed into inducting Owen just yet.

*Diana strongly believes that her late husband, Davey Boy Smith, will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame next year as part of WrestleMania 24 weekend, or in 2009 as part of WrestleMania XXV weekend. She also thinks The Dynamite Kid should be inducted as well, but that might not happen for a while, because of certain issues between both parties.

*In closing, she very much appreciates wrestling & non-wrestling fans throughout the world saying how The Hart Family were some of the "true pioneers" of the wrestling business. She wants the lineage of the family to continue in Harry, Nattie, & Teddy for years to come.

*An over one-hour interview covering plenty of additional topics (including Diana's thoughts on WrestleMania 23, if she had any hesitation about getting involved in Davey Boy's feud with Shawn Michaels, if she would ever appear again on WWE television, & more) which can be head here: (www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/040207.wax: streaming) (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/mondaynightmayhem/~3/106294680/040207.mp3: podcast).




*In addition to Diana's spectacular interview as part of this week's show, you can also hear all of the fallout from WrestleMania 23. As The Big Mosh & Blade returned from "The Motor City," they were joined by wrestling author/journalist, Scott Williams, & The Monster Factory's Jim Molineaux to recap all of the grandeur, the spectacle, & the memories of "The Grand Daddy Of Them All." And Eric Gargiulo breaks down the difficult decision in leaving CZW to become the newest voice for Pro Wrestling Unplugged. Log onto www.ProWrestlingUnplugged.com for how to purchase tickets to PWU's upcoming "More Than Enough" event & to check out the latest news going down in South Philly.

*Don't forget to check out Diana's official MySpace at: www.MySpace.com/DianaHartSmith, as well as MNM's official MySpace at: www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem.


*For those of you who missed out on The Mayhem's live coverage of "The Showcase Of The Immortals" from Detroit's Hilton Garden Inn this past Sunday morning, fear not! Monday Night Mayhem's exclusive & official WrestleMania 23 Countdown Special is now available for download (www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/040107.wax: streaming)
(http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/mondaynightmayhem/~3/106294681/040107.mp3: podcast). The program featured the best & most complete WM coverage around, with analysis & in-depth previews of the event, with the help of some special guests: The Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer, The Mayhem's National Correspondent (and former WCW/TNA announcer) Scott Hudson, former WWE Intercontinental/European Champion D-Lo Brown, Gerweck.net's Michael T, former ECW World Tag Team Champion/former WWE Intercontinental Champion Lance Storm, Figure 4 Wrestling's Dr. Keith Lipinski, ProWrestlingPress.com's Nate Stein, THQ Creative Manager for WWE's "SmackDown vs. RAW" video game Bryan Williams, & The Monster Factory's Jim Molineaux & Ed Atlas. All of this, plus the 2007 Monday Night Mayhem Hall Of Fame Ceremonies. Which six individuals were inducted into The Mayhem's hallowed halls and given the show's highest honor? You have to tune in to find out...

*We invite you fans to call into The Mayhem Line (presented by The Monster Factory) with your pre-recorded questions/comments for upcoming guests (including "Dr. Death" Steve Williams & many others) at (866) Mayhem-7...that's (866) 629-4367 Option #4. E-mail the program at MondayNightMayhem@hotmail.com, take part in the interactive chat room & The Mayhem Message Board (both located at www.MondayNightMayhem.com), as well as visiting The Mayhem on MySpace (at www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem) if you wish to interact with The Mayhem Crew as well.

*All new & old Mayhem listeners can still check out the archived programs/shows of "Your Home Of Wrestling Radio" (including the voice of Monday Night RAW himself/WWE Hall Of Famer, Jim Ross, WWE Diva, Candice Michelle, TNA President, Dixie Carter, Danny Doring's first post-WWE interview, "The Mouth Of The South" Jimmy Hart, & many others)...now available on www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.ObsessedWithWrestling.com, www.Showdown.net, & www.AudioWrestling.com. And remember, you can feel The Mayhem (live & worldwide) each & every Monday night on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network. Don't forget to stay tuned to The Mayhem in the days ahead, as a special time change is indeed in the works, as we near the beginning of "The Summer Of Mayhem 2007."

We will see everyone next Monday night at 9PM ET/8PM CT, as "The Road To Lockdown" goes though "Your Home Of Wrestling Radio," Monday Night Mayhem.
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