Former Ring of Honor Champion and TNA star Homicide was interviewed this week by John and Chad of The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast. During the interview, Homicide discussed last TNA run and what went wrong with the BD, how he feels that he can offer a lot to WWE NXT from a coaching capacity and more. You can download the full episode by clicking here, they sent us these highlights:
Becoming a trainer post retirement and his next run being his last:
"I think I would bring back what professional wrestling was supposed to be like. I know it's sports entertainment and it's about marketing and I would bring none of the cookie cutter, I would bring realistic out there and people could say I don't know if this is real or fake. When I trained I trained like the way Fit Finally and Steven Regal wrestled, but I don't do none of that stuff on TV or on the Independents. But now it's different as I make my comeback, I'm changing my style. But I would teach them to be aggressive, to have guts and not to quit and just be the best. I've got so much knowledge and so many ideas that I could bring. I've been telling people on the Independents to look for the hard camera and not just look to the left or the right, there's a reason why. It's little things like that and I think I'm good with it and I'm very confident that I could be one of those big time scouts, agents or whatever. I'm going to be one of those guys in the futue. First I'm going to have my last run and my comeback and then afterwards I am going to go behind the scenes."
What went wrong with TNA and how did it change over the time:
"The first time I went there it was pretty awesome. The staff, the camera crews and the people who write the books but when [Hulk] Hogan and Eric Bischoff came in everything just changed. I was one of those guys that was like when if you've ever seen the old Dave Chappelle sketch 'When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong,' well I was one of those guys who kept it real but sometimes in professional wrestling, especially corporate wrestling you need to play the games. Meaning sometimes you have to be quiet and sometimes you need to not say things. I would just outburst and didn't care. I didnt care if I got fired. But when I did get released it felt like freedom and like I was a slave, almost because when Hogan and Eric Bischoff came in it was like everthing was different and a lot of people were scared of losing their jobs. When I got released it was like I got woken up I had people like The Dudley Boyz, Konnan and my teacher Manny Fernandez teaching me about the game about corporate wrestling and how it really is. I look back and say maybe I made a mistake just going out there and I didn't care. Now, I am getting older and the way the wrestling industry is right now you need to keep you job and you've got to be quiet and just have to play along."
Has he heard from TNA since his last run:
"I've got respect for TNA. Even though if they are doing bad because I don't hear anything from them anymore. If they are doing good or bad, I've got respect for them because I had a lot of fun with those guys."
The BDC (The Beat Down Clan) and the calamity that led to the end of the group:
"Me and MVP and Low Ki go way back. We love the Wu Tang Clan, the Japanese culture of wrestling even anything Jiu-Jitsu. I made a joke and said we were like the Wu Tang Clan of pro wrestling and that joke became something. Myself, Samoa Joe, MVP and Low Ki just got together with the blue print of it and we knew we were different and we spoke to the management of TNA. Suddenly things were not going well. I got injured, I had a bad shoulder since my Ring of Honor days. Then Samoa Joe had the 'guys from Connecticut'. The WWE was looking at him and they gave him a great offer. So, so many things just came out. When things got a little more hectic we had our good friend Kenny King (who I think is the most underrated wrestler right now) and we brought my former LAX partner Hernandez from Lucha Underground coming back to TNA and still things didn't go very well so we just broke it off. But we feel in spirit that we are the Beat Down Clan inside the locker room of course. But we wanted to make this bigger and so big that we would go to Japan and face The Bullet Club because that is the hottest faction right now in Pro Wrestling."
A dream feud of The BDC vs. The Bullet Club and who would Homicide love to face:
"I love AJ Styles, I faced AJ Styles so many times and actually him with Christopher Daniels had great feuds with LAX. The Young Bucks are guys that are just keeping it real and I love them. But, I would say Tonga, the face paint, I know his brother and I actually trained with him at the Dudleys school in Kissimmee, Florida. He is very talented and I'd like to face him because I think he is the one who is going to break through. After AJ, The Young Bucks and all the guys in the group I think Tonga is the one who is going to break through it all."