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Wrestling Interviews

Our Q&A with Ilja Dragunov: Carmelo Hayes has a certain aura about him

Before their rematch on Saturday night at WWE NXT No Mercy, we had a chance to chat with the Unbesiegbar One about HIM. We also talked his epic rivalry with GUNTHER, the legacy of NXT UK, and much more. Check it out!

Chelsea Green: ‘They would’ve had to drag the belt away from me’ [Exclusive]

WWE’s resident ‘Karen’ talked to us about her journey to winning the The WWE Women’s Tag titles, and what she’s done to ensure her reign continues despite it featuring the latest examples the championship is cursed.

Jon Moxley: Bryan Danielson is the best pure pro wrestler who’s ever lived

Jon Moxley doesn’t care much for the ‘Greatest of All Time’ debates. But that said, in our interview with Mox he gave us three wrestlers he puts on a pedestal — two of whom currently work with him at AEW.

Renee Paquette: ‘I will crap my pants’ if Edge comes to AEW

The multi-talented AEW star is no different than any other wrestling fan when it comes to Edge. Adam Copeland leaving WWE would be shocking, but she’d welcome her fellow Canadian with open arms. That, All In talk, and more from my conversation with the one and only Renee Paquette.

Chad Gable’s ready for GUNTHER & our exclusive Q&A with Maxxine Dupri!

On the eve of the Alpha Academy headmaster’s well-deserved and long-overdue title shot on the Aug. 21 Raw, we’re reflecting on his journey with added insight from Master Gable. Plus, a longer chat with his newest trainee about her rapid rise in WWE!

Zoey Stark: Becky Lynch & Trish Stratus well worth the wait [Exclusive]

Zoey Stark does not believe Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus being left off the SummerSlam card was a slight against anyone and is predicting tonight’s marquee match-up on Raw is going to be well worth the wait.

Baszler explains why SummerSlam feud allowed her & Rousey to shine [Exclusive]

We had a chance to talk to Shayna in Detroit ahead of her MMA Rules fight with Ronda, and covered how an MMA-style build brought out the best in both of them, if their WWE Women’s Tag title run was a success, and much more. Check it out!

Cody Rhodes reflects on 10 year absence from WWE SummerSlam [Exclusive]

It’s been eight years since Cody Runnels performed at the Biggest Party of the Summer, but it’s been a decade since he was able to walk out onto one of WWE’s biggest stages as Cody Rhodes. We asked him to reflect on his triumphant return during a media scrum Friday night in Detroit.

Roxanne Perez ready to unleash a different side at GAB [Exclusive Interview]

We got a chance to talk to WWE NXT’s Prodigy about her ‘sweet & innocent’ image, her Weapons Wild match with Blair Davenport this weekend, what main roster star she’d like to challenge, and more!

Samoa Joe: Doling out punishment for your enjoyment [Exclusive]

We got a chance to talk to the ROH World Television Champion about his rivalry and recent match with the ‘very choppable’ CM Punk, how much he has left in the tank, what keeps him performing at this stage in his career, and more!

Our chat with the Heels cast about season 2 & why it’s a must-watch for wrestling fans

We loved season one of Starz’s Stephen Amell-led pro wrestling drama, and have been anticipating returning to the DWL since it ended. Our talks with Amell, Alexander Ludwig, Mary McCormack & others only have us more excited for the July 28 premiere.

Jimmy Yang’s ready for one last run, and his daughter’s following in his footsteps

The WCW & WWE veteran talked to us about his upcoming match for Pro Wrestling NOAH in Tokyo — on a card that will also feature his 20 year old daughter Jazzy!

Tougher Wheeler Yuta ready for Kenny Omega; Blood & Guts [Exclusive]

We got a chance to talk to the BCC’s youngest member about facing Omega after his Forbidden Door classic, Bryan Danielson’s greatness & the best piece of advice he’s gotten from the American Dragon, returning to Blood and Guts, and more!

The legendary Ken Patera shares memorable stories from his unforgettable career

The Olympic weightlifter-turned-iconic villain talked with us in a Cageside Seats exclusive.

Paul Orndorff’s son confirms Hulk Hogan’s story: ‘Dad could be difficult’

M. G0MEZ of Cageside Seats has an exclusive conversation with the son of Mr. Wonderful.

GUNTHER trying not to focus on Honky Tonk Man’s record; Praises rival

While promoting an upcoming SuperShow in Cincinnati, GUNTHER opened up about possibly becoming the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time, working with Sami Zayn and more!

Winning TBS Championship a new beginning for Kris Statlander [Exclusive]

For our second ‘Going Over’ feature, we got a chance to talk to the AEW star & new champ about recovering from her second knee surgery, the magnitude of being the one to end Jade Cargill’s undefeated streak, and much more.

Zoey Stark’s ready to make the most of her golden opportunity (Exclusive interview)

Rick Ucchino’s new interview series kicks off with the recent NXT call-up telling us about her wrestling journey — including starting on the main roster working with Trish Stratus & Becky Lynch, Triple H trusting her working with those legends, and more!

Our Q&A with Carmelo Hayes and Grayson Waller ahead of NXT Spring Breakin’

Where would Carmelo Hayes be today if a neighbor didn’t make him a generous offer when he was a young man? And Grayson Waller used to mold young minds? We recently caught up with both competitors in tonight’s NXT Championship bout.

One-on-One: Zoey Stark’s ACL recovery crushed doctor’s expectations

In the second interview in our series that shines a spotlight on the Superstars of NXT, we spoke with the former Women’s Tag champ about her recent ACL injury and how she was able to come back so quickly. Plus, could a main roster call up be in the works?

Our Q&A with NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn

We were fortunate enough to get some of the new champs’ time to talk about moving to the U.S., NXT UK’s future after being shuttered, filming their promo videos, potentially working with Becky Lynch, and more! Check it out here.

Our interview with Rhea Ripley on possibly making history at WrestleMania, more!

If The Nightmare can beat The Queen tonight, she’ll have won five different women’s titles in WWE. At a press junket this week, we got to talk to one of the company’s fastest rising stars about that, and much more.

We got to talk to Big E!

The chance to chat with the former WWE champ brought me back to Cageside — thanks Snickers!

Exclusive: ‘D***head’ tweet provides origin story for WWE’s Superhero Tag Team

We talked to Braun Strowman & Ricochet about how the big man’s controversial social media posts eventually led to their landing on the WrestleMania 39 card.

Exclusive: Britt Baker & Adam Cole talk second chances, rivalries & AEW: All Access

The AEW power couple will be at the center of the new reality show that premieres on TNT tonight, and we got a chance to chat with them and get more insight into some of the behind-the-scenes dramas that up until we’d only read rumors about.

Exclusive: Mia Yim knows patience will pay off, puts over Dakota Kai

We got another chance to talk to the Michin of The OC, and covered her approach to achieving her WWE dreams on a crowded, talented roster, her friendship with someone trying to do the same in Dakota Kai, her future with the AJ Styles-led group, and more.

Exclusive: Montez Ford wants an ‘US’ title match against Angelo Dawkins at ‘Mania

We got a chance to speak to Tez ahead of Elimination Chamber, where he guarantees a showstealing U.S. title match. And once he wins the belt in Montreal, Ford is on board for a Street Profits showcase in Hollywood.

Piper Niven says she went ‘for real, crazy’ during WWE absence

During our exclusive interview with the former Doudrop, we talked about her time off from WWE, including why she was out and how much of a struggle that was for her.

Exclusive: Bianca Belair on hitting another big milestone at Royal Rumble

The EST of WWE opened up to us about her chemistry with Alexa Bliss, that Scary Movie spot on Raw, 300 days as Raw Women’s Champion, and shattering those glass ceilings in hopes that one day there are no more shatter.

Carmelo Hayes: Our Q&A with the Man Who Don’t Miss ahead of NXT Deadline

The A-Champ says there’s a few things he needs to do in NXT before he heads to the main roster. He has a chance to check off one of those bucket list items at NXT Deadline. We talked to Melo about confidence, Bron Breakker, William Regal & more!

Mia Yim tells us we’ll see just how Michin she is at Survivor Series

Cageside Seats had a chance to catch up with Mia Yim ahead of Survivor Series: WarGames. We talked about why she came back to WWE, the Michin name change confusion, her rivalry with Rhea Ripley, and a whole lot more.

Exclusive: Halloween Havoc will end a long drought for Apollo Crews

In our exclusive chat with the former Intercontinental & U.S. champ before his match with Grayson Waller on Saturday’s PLE, Crews explains why a return to NXT ws exactly what he needed to find his passion for pro wrestling once again.


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