Sirus “The Virus” LaVey

Heels of Wrestling Interview Sirus “The Virus” LaVey

Heels! We’re back this week and we’re sitting down with Sirus “The Virus” LaVey a veteran of the Mississippi circuit, Sirus has quite a few stories to tell. A fan of old school wrestling, we really spend a good amount of time contrasting old school and new school wrestling. We can’t wait to have him back on the show.

Interview with Sirus “The Virus” LaVey

Heels of Wrestling is brought to you by co-hosts Markus X. Murden, Esq. and Jose Miranda. Follow us on our social media pages, and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes when they drop.

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The Rock and Co. Buy the XFL

Finally The Rock has Come Back To Football

XFL Logo
Did you miss us already?

The Rock is no stranger to the gridiron, and now he has come back to take ownership. The XFL has been given a third chance at life, this time under the helm of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. An investment group including The Rock, his ex-wife Dany Garcia, and Redbird Capital have agreed to purchase the suspended football league from Vince McMahon for $15 million dollars. Just this year, McMahon was poised to bring back the XFL in full force when Covid-19 put a stop to all audience attendance at sporting events and the league had to cease operations.

Is The Rock Beating a Dead Horse?

The first time the XFL debuted, the league garnered itself some notice for being associated with the blazing hot WWE at the time. The XFL also had the added benefit of trying to back up the “Xtreme” in its name with unique jersey names along with weekly bounties and awards for winning every week. The league was attempting to set itself apart from your average Sunday afternoon offering from the NFL.

The league eventually folded due to low viewership and waning interest. Vince McMahon then announced a comeback for the league back in 2018 for 2020. You can read my thoughts about the launch back in 2018, The Return of the XFL. Sad to say, my predictions were not too far off, but Covid completely derailed what could have been a decent product. Maybe it could have worked out in the end?

As of the publishing of this article only the buying of XFL has been announced. The Rock could want to gut the league for all we know. But what if he does want to have his own gridiron league? What can the now Most Electrifying sports league owner do to make sure this is a success?

Make the XFL an Arena Football League

So, this one may not be as obvious as it seems, but its simplicity is what makes it genius. If XFL is an arena league, they can move into a Covid bubble and begin competition relatively soon.

Amway Center
Come to Orlando, I’ll buy some tickets! (vaccine must be included)

The NFL is horribly lagging with their Covid protocols and getting the league up and running. The XFL at its inception and heart is an interrupter league to the NFL. It should either be there as an alternative to the NFL or a filler when the NFL is not operating. Now is the time it can be the latter. Even if the XFL were to come back with 8 teams, in an arena, it can still be football for the craving fans.

The AFL was a fantastic product when it was going. I would imagine that renting arenas would be cheaper than stadiums in both the short term and the long term. In addition, it would create a visual separation for the league against the NFL, another branding opportunity.

Make The Rock the Face of the League

The Rock
He once sold us on a movie with him as the Tooth Fairy.

This one is the no brainer. The Rock is a marketing magnate. I can’t think of anything he doesn’t touch that at least garners some kind of cultural status. The Titan Games, his show on NBC is doing respectable ratings. Ballers on HBO is somehow still going along. And he elevated The Fast and The Furious franchise to new heights as well. Oh, and he has his own Tequila

As you can see the list is endless. The man has a Midas touch. Put him on some posters, run some commercials during his own programming, and you will bring in people.

He Hate Me
Will They Hate You a Third Time?

The Rock has two other strikes at the XFL wheel to look at to see what failed. It has been a struggle for a secondary league to stay open against the NFL. The USFL tried and failed back in the ’90s. The XFL has been limping through this new millennium, but the star power of The Rock may be the crutch it needs to start cooking for the people again.

The Golden Idol Aaron James

Heels Interview Mr. Emeral Coast

Have you met The Golden Idol Aaron James? Well you’re about to in our newest interview.

Aaron James
The Golden Idol aka Mr. Emerald Coast

Aaron James is an independent wrestler who calls Victory Championship Wrestling his home. Tune in to learn a little bit more about Mr James and his wrestling journey as well as his and our current opinions on NXT, AEW, NJPW, and WWE.

If you would like to contact Aaron James you can reach him by email at bookeltonjames@gmail.com or reach him on Facebook or Twitter @theGoldenIdolAaronJames

Heels of Wrestling is brought to you by co-hosts Markus X. Murden, Esq. and Jose Miranda. Follow us on our social media pages, and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes when they drop.

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Heels: In Memory of Hana, Larry, and Shad

We look back at a tough week in wrestling.

Heels! This week was a tough one, as we lost so much in our community. We lost an up and coming star in Hana Kimura, a stall worth of wrestling journalism in Larry Csenko, and WWE superstar Shad Gaspard. Please join us as we honor them. We then dive into the week in wrestling as usual. And remember, even though we’re heels, we’re still human. Be nice to each other when you can.

Heels of Wrestling is brought to you by co-hosts Markus X. Murden, Esq. and Christopher Thompson. Follow us on our social media pages, and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes when they drop.

If you can’t wait until our next episode, head over to our Heels of Wrestling archives or rewind some of our old episodes on our Soundcloud, iTunes, or any other podcast stations. Peace.

Heels: WWE Money in the Bank 2020 Review Show

The Heels cover WWE’s Money in the Bank 2020 and the fallout on Raw and Smackdown. AEW’s upcoming Double or Nothing is also discussed.

Heels! We’re back this week with our review of WWE’s Money in the Bank 2020 pay-per-view from last week. We also give our opinions on the Raw and Smackdown after shows including WWE’s new brand invitational rule. We also hit on AEW’s Casino Ladder Match and if NXT can get back to being over in WWE.

Heels of Wrestling is brought to you by co-hosts Markus X. Murden, Esq. and Christopher Thompson. Follow us on our social media pages, and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes when they drop.

If you can’t wait until our next episode head over to our Heels of Wrestling archives or rewind some of our old episodes on our Soundcloud, iTunes, or any other podcast stations. Peace.

WWE’s Money in the Bank 2020 Preview Show

Heels of Wrestling’s 2020 Money in the Bank Preview Show

The Heels are back, and this week, we’re here to break down WWE’s Money in the Bank. This year’s edition of the PPV will be the first time that the Money in the Bank briefcases will be suspended on top of WWE’s Titan Towers for the superstars to grab. WWE’s slated the PPV with a grip of highly anticipated matchups.

Who will both figuratively and literally climb on top of WWE to get their shot of the title? With both the Men’s and Women’s match happening at the same time, how chaotic will the matches become? Listen in below to find out.

Heels of Wrestling is brought to you by co-hosts Markus X. Murden, Esq. and Christopher Thompson. Follow us on our social media pages, and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes when they drop.

If you can’t wait until our next episode head over to our Heels of Wrestling archives or rewind some of our old episodes on our Soundcloud , iTunes or any other podcast stations. Peace.

Essential Wresting

Is Wrestling Essential?

Wrestling has carved itself a niche in being the only essential sport actual running; is this good shit for the business?

Heels! Markus Murden and Chris Thompson are back, and this week, we have special guest Nick Scelsa from the Lookback Podcast. We begin by talking about the impact of the “essential” empty arena shows on the wrestling business as a whole and then transition into what we would do to fix the situation. We then delve into the ultimate rumor, would Vince McMahon sell WWE to Disney, and what would change because of it?

We also discuss our predictions and what we’re most looking forward to for WWE’s next pay per view, Money in the Bank.

Tune in and don’t forget to check out the Lookback Podcasts at the link above.

Markus X. Murden, Esq.

Senior Editor and Host of The Heels of Wrestling Podcast. Follow me @MXMurden and @TheHowPod

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