Stunt Granny Audio #100

shocked

I know, we're just as shocked as you are!

WOW! It’s a landmark edition of the Stunt Granny Audio… it’s No. 100!! Join the entire — yes, ENTIRE — gang as they shuffle through their own version of ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” with Eric putting forth topics like Ashton Kutcher as guest host of Raw, R-Truth pinning Chris Jericho and why, Wade Barrett winning WWE NXT and Undertaker breaking his orbital bone when he should have been on spring break. Like four Woody Paiges, Dusty, Jeremy, Kevin and Jordan discuss the topics at hand, then get booted one at a time for various reasons. It’s a real hummmm-dinger, and a unique show to say the least. So click and listen! (68 minutes)

Stunt Granny Audio #100

The Miz discusses Lady Gaga, being awesome

"Get me away from these turds and in the ring with Lady Gaga!"

In an interview at the Miami New Times, The Miz discusses his childhood interest in professional wrestling, including the wrestlers he loved (a list of tag teams) and hated (a Stunt Granny favorite, actually), and describes his path to WWE, from California’s UPW through WWE “Tough Enough” and more. But most importantly, The Miz talks about being willing to beat up Lady Gaga, a conversation I swear to Christ up above I had with Dusty last week.

OK, next question: If you could drag any civilian, celebrity, or whatever into the ring and give him or her a beatdown, who would it be?

I don’t know. Who’s the most popular person in the world today.

Umm … Lady Gaga?

OK. I’ll take out Lady Gaga in the ring. Then, when I beat her, I’ll be the most popular person in the entire world and that’s what I set out to be. But I want her to wear a crazy costume, too.

So here was the train of thought I had, which I conveyed to Dusty a while ago: After watching the hall of fame disc in the WrestleMania 26 DVD set, I thought more about how Wendi Richter leeched off of Cyndi Lauper’s popularity, how Lauper was incorporated into the WWF via a live, televised angle with Roddy Piper, and how Lauper’s participation in the WWF’s MTV special and at WrestleMania helped sky-rocket the WWF into the mainstream. I asked Dusty who could do that today, and I mentioned Lady Gaga as today’s Cyndi Lauper. In wondering who could play the Roddy Piper part, the Miz came to mind immediately.

My scenario involved Lady Gaga either hosting Monday Night Raw or presenting a Slammy for, say, best entrance music on a three-hour Raw special. Gaga’s appearance would draw out the Miz, saying there’s only room in WWE for one person who’s been on MTV. Blah blah blah, scuffle scuffle scuffle, maybe some agents try to remove Miz from the scene, and Gaga accidentally takes an elbow from Miz in the melee. Then through shenanigans, a female (maybe Beth Phoenix) gets involved, that can be the diva Gaga “manages,” and maybe Miz can return to talking smack to John Cena, this time mentioning his “terrible rap music,” saying Miz is the best entertainer… I don’t know, this could go a dozen different ways, but the end goal would be a working relationship with Lady Gaga and a boost to Miz’s main-event push. Come on, WWE Mole, where have you been these past couple of years? -Eric

Chris Jericho to host new ABC game show

Chris Jericho

"Hmmm, think of all the money I'm about to make..."

According to Chris Jericho’s Twitter account (which I read this morning as I set up Twitter on my new BlackBerry, the latest since one was stolen and one went haywire), the six-time world champ and nine-time Intercontinental champion, the lead singer of Fozzy and media gadfly to a level that would make Mo Rocca blush is set to host a new game show on ABC called “Downfall.” Here’s a link to the show’s page on ABC’s Web site (http://abc.go.com/shows/downfall), and here’s a short description:

In the six episode, one-hour weekly series, the addictive, action-packed Downfall will be played atop the roof of a Downtown Los Angeles high-rise, where contestants will try to quickly answer a series of trivia questions against the clock in seven rounds. Fabricated facsimiles of all prizes will be placed on the largest conveyor belt ever seen on TV with a pile of cash at the end ranging from $5,000 to $1 million. In each round, players will try to answer all the questions before their prizes and cash go over the edge, off the roof, and sent crashing 100 feet to the street below. If the cash goes over the side of the building, then the game is over and that player is eliminated.

Blah blah blah. The show will feature lifelines a la “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and even family members can be placed on this conveyor belt; if Grandma can’t help Sonny answer the question, that bitch better hope she’s a stunt granny, ’cause she’s going over the edge! Anyway, that’s pretty damn cool for Jericho, getting a few weeks of network exposure; he’s a natural for this job and could even be really hate-able and mean to the contestants to keep up his WWE heelish nature. So set aside six episodes’ worth of viewing time before the show gets canceled. -Eric

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