• Renee Young Comments On Having Heat With Hollywood Star
During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, WWE interviewer Renee Young commented on heat with Hollywood star Jerry O’Connell. During the same episode, hosts Edge and Christian talked about being in the acting business.
Below are the highlights:
Renee Young on heat with Hollywood star Jerry O’Connell:
“I still have Jerry O’Connell heat, which is super odd. It’s so random and so bizarre. I used to have in my Twitter bio, ‘Canadian tuxedo aficionado and I’m very afraid of Jerry O’Connell,’ which, granted, he does not know the context of this, which I will tell you know. The context of it is the he used to go on, or he still does, he’d go on The Wendy Williams Show and he just acts a fool. He’s a wildman.
He, like, does these characters, but the show that I was watching, he had, like, a borderline offensive Jheri curl happening, so I had been like, tweeted about it and did an Instagram thing, like, ‘what is going on? What is Jerry O’Connell doing?’ But I meant this out of love. He was ridiculous, but it was on The Wendy Williams Show, so whatever. I had this on my bio for a long time and then every now and then somebody would be like, ‘what’s the deal with Jerry O’Connell?’ And then, they’d, like, tag him in it. This was not that long ago, actually, only a couple of months ago, and he, like, retweeted something, ‘I don’t know. I’ve never met Renee Young.
I don’t know why she’d say that, especially in a time like this,’ meaning the #MeToo Movement. So I’m like, ‘oh my God! Dude, no, that’s not at all what I meant, so I, like, messaged him, and apologized for having said that because I didn’t want that to be misconstrued either. And then, I was like, ‘yeah, anyway, hopefully, I get to meet you,’ whatever. Then, he was backstage at a show in Anaheim and I missed seeing him, so I messaged him and was like, ‘hey dude, I missed seeing you.’ He was like, ‘yep, too bad. Anyways, real big fan.’ And just, that was the end of the message. He ‘real big fanned’ me, which means he hates my guts. Yeah.”
Christian on his show ‘Murdoch Mysteries’:
“Oh, I did a show called Murdoch Mysteries. It’s on CBC. Yeah, yeah, it was awesome because it’s period, right? It’s set in like 1905, so I got to be something completely different. [Lunchbox Larry] was the name I gave myself. My character name was Leonard Stoker. Yeah. But it was fun.
You got to speak in really proper language, and be all dressed up, and the set looked amazing. It looked exactly how you would envision 1905 looking. So it was a great experience. I had fun doing it. Yeah. Yep, we filmed it in Toronto. They have a studio specifically for that show, which was really cool. Like, all the outdoor, the street scenes, they have a whole outdoor set built. It was really awesome.”
Edge on getting into acting after retirement from pro wrestling:
“My [WWE] retirement speech was seen by an executive producer that was on Haven and they contacted WWE because they wanted a wrestling tie-in because SmackDown led into Haven, ‘can we get this guy? He just retired.’ And 42 episodes later, it’s like, ‘oh, I guess I’m an actor now. Okay. How does this work?’ And then, it just kind of snowballed from there. But, again, because wrestling was gone, it was like, ‘okay, well, now what?’ I had no idea. And it still fills that creativeÖ or it keeps that creative river flowing for me, which is cool.” Edge added, “actor. I had to mentally make that switch because I kept saying, ‘well, I’m being self-deprecating about.'”
• Possible Return & Reunion On RAW
With Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler beating up Chad Gable, it looks like WWE is building up to the return of former RAW Tag Team Champion Jason, who could make the save for his former tag team partner Gable and reform ‘American Alpha’.
It should be noted that Jordan has been cleared to return to in-ring action (he underwent a neck surgery in February) and he was backstage at this week’s RAW.
Jordan & Gable are former SmackDown Tag Team Champions and it would only make sense if they start teaming again (especially with the weak tag team division on RAW right now).