NWF Presents: NWF Saturday Night May 23, 2015
Hosted by: Mike Tenay
Special Guest: Chief Executive Officer of NWF, Aaron Kendrick
Tonight, the inception of the National Wrestling Federation took place as “The Professor” Mike Tenay hosted Saturday Night LIVE from the NWF studios in Los Angeles, California. Tenay sat down behind the desk and peered into the hearts of wrestling fans across the country as he spoke of the late Owen Hart.
Hart, who was an accomplished professional wrestler for his father’s promotion at home in Calgary, Alberta, made his name in the World Wrestling Federation as he was a multiple time Tag Team Champion, King Of The Ring, Intercontinental Champion, as well as being the recipient of many other accolades in the industry. Tenay said it best when he proclaimed, “There’s never been another professional athlete who accomplised so much that was taken too soon.” Owen was tragically killed in an accident on live television sixteen years ago today.
Next, Mike Tenay was joined by the CEO of the National Wrestling Federation, Aaron Kendrick. Kendrick came in all smiles as he got to sit down with his favorite commentator and inspiration for learning the knowledge of professional wrestling. We have an exclsusive diary of the entire interview below:
Key: MT- Mike Tenay, AK- Aaron Kendrick
MT: Ok, here we go with the first exclusive interview for the National Wrestling Federation and I couldn’t be more thrilled for it to be with my new employer(Tenay laughs), a great young mind and entrepenuer, Aaron Kendrick. Aaron, thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedule to sit down with me here tonight on Saturday Night.
AK: Thank you very much for agreeing to this gig! There’s not a man I’d rather sit down here and talk to our audience than “The Professor.” And speaking of our audience, how about the talk going on in the online wrestling community about the NWF already. So much talk about Initiation coming up in June. And with the announcement of our super roster combining WWE, TNA, and Ring Of Honor, as well as the inclusion of two original NWF creations, Lojax and Derek Levy. So much going on, Mike. It’s my pleasure to be here to talk about it all with you.
MT: You pretty much went down my list of topics to discuss right there. And of course, the roster is packed full of athletes from the big three promotions in the country... My question to you is- Why? What is the purpose of bringing in WWE, TNA, and Ring Of Honor talents instead of your own?
AK: Well, right now, we only have Derek Levy and Lojax as our “home-grown” guys. But, and that’s the word of the night, I am also going to be an in-ring talent. Our sister promotion, Pro Wrestling Syndicate is where I also ply my trade. I’m a three-time World Champion, and I plan to repeat some of that past right here in NWF. As for bringing in WWE, TNA, and ROH, it’s all about giving the fans what they want. If you want AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan, you may get it. If you want Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Roode, you may get it. If you want Kurt Angle vs. Sami Zayn, you’re going to get it.
MT: We are?
AK: Yes. I am proud to announce the first match officially signed for NWF Initiation- Kurt Angle, TNA World Heavyweight Champion taking on the sensational Sami Zayn from NXT. You’ve got arguably the greatest of all time taking on the future of the business. That’s the kind of thing you’re going to get from NWF.
MT: I can’t wait for that. Aaron, you announced that we will crown four champions including two Tag Team Champions, a World Television Champion, and a World Champion. How will these championships be decided?
AK: Well, we don’t have all of the participants lined up for each contest yet, but I will say that included in the TV Title Match will be both Derek Levy and Lojax, along with eight other athletes. The TV Title Match will be contested in Turmoil fashion. The rules to the Turmoil Match are simple; Two men start, and the winner of that match faces another participant, and this pattern continues until all ten participants have entered and nine have been defeated.
MT: Certainly a creative way to find out who can handle the most time on TV with the man lasting to the end of the segment, so to speak.
AK: Absolutely. The Tag Team Championship Match will be decided in a Four Corners Elimination Tag Team Match with the last team standing being crowned Champions, and the World Championship Match, well, that one takes on a different approach.
MT: How so?
AK: It’s all about finding the one man that can put this company on his back and taking us to levels that others can’t. It’s about finding THE man. How do you do that? You level the crops. Let’s put everyone in there worthy of a shot and see who outlasts everyone else. We will have a thirty man Over-The-Top-Rope Battle Royal. When it narrows down to the final two participants, the Battle Royal ceases and the World Championship will be lowered from the ceiling and those two gentlemen will then commence in a Ladder Match.
MT: Wow. That sounds very interesting, and I can definitely see the pattern of the “survival of the fittest” being the theme of the night.
AK: The key to being initiated into this company is survival of the fittest. This is where the best come to be the best. That is NWF Initiation.
MT: Aaron, what’s next from here? What about after Initiation?
AK: We will have another Pay Per-View in July, there’s no question. But right now, Initiation is what we’re focussing on. And Mike, I can’t wait. I can’t wait for everyone to see what happens.
MT: No question about that. Aaron Kendrick, thank you very much.
AK: Thanks for having me.
Special thanks to everyone who saw the show tonight. Be sure to tune in next week as Mike Tenay sits down with a heavy supporter of the National Wrestling Federation, Bret “Hitman” Hart.
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