— Sunsports‘ WrestleCast has won another two prestigious Wrestling Radio Awards as their “highly-controversial” chat with former WWE star Mr. Kennedy was voted Male Interview Of The Year while its in-depth Bret Hart podcast picked up a prize for being AudioWrestling.com Editor’s Choice Male Interview Of The Year.
In an interesting note, WrestleCast host Simon ‘LilsBoy’ Rothstein reveals that WWE demanded they edit its chat with Kennedy regarding his controversial remarks on the use of steroids last March.
“We stood firm, pointing out that everything said was clearly Ken’s own opinion and he was more than happy to have his views air – even though most would disagree with them,” Rothstein said. “It actually cost us pre-arranged interviews at WrestleMania, which WWE pulled as a result, but this Award says standing up to them was worth it.”
On the subject of steroids, Kennedy explained why he fell foul of the WWE‘s Wellness Policy shortly after saying he didn’t take them in his last chat with WrestleCast in August 2007. He explained how “vigorous” the company is over testing for banned substances, including having an independent official watching their wrestlers give urine samples on an almost weekly basis. But he also adds that, while he knows they’re for the good of his health, he feels the tests are “a little much” and expresses his own personal view that: “If you’re not hurting anybody – then what’s the big deal?”
— WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James released her first country music single, Are You With Me?!, today ahead of her first album release on Mar. 23. She’s appearing on local radio stations today promoting the new single, the album, and her venture into the world of country music.
Those of you in the Arizona area can catch her today on KRDE 94.1 FM at 4:30 p.m.
— WWE Monday Night Raw on June 14th, 2010 will be held at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tickets go on sale April 9th, 2010 at 10 AM. (Thanks to Devin Cutting)