The new Ring of Honor World Champion Eddie Edwards was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can feel The Mayhem every Monday evening (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, www.iTunes.com, & www.Hybrident.tv). Join The Mayhem right now on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem), and follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem).
Eddie joined The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for his exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:
Eddie Edwards/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Streaming Audio): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/032111.wax
Eddie Edwards/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Podcast on iTunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/mar11032111.mp3
Interview highlights courtesy of The Mayhem’s official correspondent, Paterson from New Jersey:
His reaction on becoming the new ROH World Champion after defeating Roderick Strong at Ring of Honor’s “Manhattan Mayhem IV” this past Saturday night in New York City & why he describes that moment as “a surreal feeling”: “It’s still sinking in now. I’m still getting text messages & calls. When I heard that three count, and just to see that crowd, and hear & feel what was going on. People are saying that the building was vibrating, and it’s crazy to think about that it was something that involved me. It was a surreal feeling, and it still is.”
His feelings on being Ring of Honor’s biggest social media story ever: the first Ring of Honor talent currently working in ROH to be trending worldwide on Twitter: “I know trending is a good thing. I don’t have a Twitter, so when (Dave) Lagana told me I was trending, I know it’s a good thing. It is an honor, especially with everything going on in the world today, and to be the first one on the roster, that’s always quite the accomplishment. I’m proud of not just myself, but for Ring of Honor as a product & the company.”
With the challenges & challengers already lining up at Edwards’ door, why he believes that he is ready for the responsibility that comes with being the ROH World Champion: “I am ready. Being put in a situation to wrestle for the championship, if you come out on top, you have a lot of responsibility, considering the guys who had the championship in the past. I have to do this thing right and prove that I’m worthy of it. I’ll defend this seven days a week and twice on Sunday if need be. I just have to go out there and be ready for anything.”
Why it is his mission statement to represent ROH well as its World Champion & to show why Ring of Honor is “the best wrestling in America”: “It’s an enormous challenge with a company like Ring of Honor, and now for me to be champion and representing the company the way I am, it’s a huge challenge. I know I have to go out there and perform the best, I have to be the best on each & every show, and it’s not at just Ring of Honor. It’s at every place that I go. I’m representing Ring of Honor. I need to show what I can do and and show people not only why I’m the champion, but why Ring of Honor is the best wrestling in America.”
Much more is contained in Eddie’s exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, including his candid thoughts & comments on the biggest compliments he has received in the days after winning the ROH World Title (including former Ring of Honor World Champions-turned WWE superstars Daniel Bryan & Seth Rollins, the reaction from Davey Richards (his American Wolves tag team partner) to his title win at “Manhattan Mayhem IV” & whether or not we are likely to see an ROH World Title Match between the two, how he is preparing for his first title defense vs. “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels & his Dream Tag Team Match (with Davey Richards) vs. Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas) at “Honor Takes Center Stage” next weekend in Atlanta, why he plans on being a fighting champion, what he learned from being ROH World Television & ROH World Tag Team Champion that he plans on incorporating into his first World Title run, plus so much more! Send congratulations Eddie’s way on his all-new official Facebook page (located at www.Facebook.com/EddieEdwards). Log on to www.GoFightLive.tv, and place your order for “Honor Takes Center Stage,” airing live Friday night, April 1st & Saturday afternoon, April 2nd from Atlanta’s legendary Center Stage. For the latest breaking ROH news & announcements, be sure to follow Ring of Honor on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/RingofHonor), on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem), or head on over to www.ROHWrestling.com.
You know, I really have to get to one of these ROH shows. They’re right there in Manhattan (the city of my birth, by the way) and all I hear is how great they are.