Former WWE Entertainer, Trevor Murdoch Interview Highlights

Bill Behrens

The 139th edition of JGâ<80><99>s Radio Free Insanity is on the air and available right now at (Flash and MP3 download)

This week’s show features Trevor Murdoch.

Guttman begins the interview by saying that this week’s guest has shared his last name with wrestling’s biggest stars before becoming one himself. And while most shoots are sit-down interviews, this week’s guest insistsâ<80>¦he’s “Stan Dupp”. That’s because he’s the one and only Trevor Murdoch. Laughing, Trevor thanks him and adds, “Great play on words there, buddy.”

JG says that he didn’t even realize at first that Trevor played Stan in TNA at first, but before any of that, he asks Murdoch to let the listeners know what’s going on by him. Murdoch answers:

“Things are going great. I’m actually spending a lot of time with my son now. I’ve got a two year old boy at the house. He’s gonna be three in November. I’ve also got a nine year old little girl here at the house. So basically I got my job three years agoâ<80>¦and I got my son three months later. ”

Trevor goes on to talk about how WWE was his dream, but his other dream was to have his son (and a family). Now, although out of his World Wrestling Entertainment spot, he can focus on being with his children.

“I’m just loving life, playing with my kids. I just recently got married last monthâ<80>¦to a wonderful woman (I’ve been with for) six years. Mother of my kids. Wrestling on the independents. Everything’s going great. I’m really happy, man.”

– Break â<80>”

One topic that surprised James as well as listeners was Murdoch’s story of how his team with Lance Cade came about. Despite his past as “Stan Dupp” the TNA redneck, the WWE character wasn’t his from the start. In fact, someone else, another current WWE star, came up with the idea. Trevor explained:

“You know, actually, the whole idea of the trucker redneck/southern country boy was Kevin Thorn’s idea and Lance’sâ<80>¦I came in there to do a dark (match). This idea came up. I got a call from the office. ‘Trevor, we’re gonna bring you in for a dark match. We’re gonna team you up with Lance Cade. ‘ OK cool. I came in. I teamed with Lance and we’re walking back, Johnny Ace stops us. Johnny asked him right then and there. ‘Lance, I gotta know. Who do you think would work better in this situation for this tag team? Lance told him it was me.”

Murdoch goes on to discuss why Lance made that decision despite his friendship with Kevin and how the two worked well together.

– Break â<80>”

James is asking about Murdoch’s move to Smackdown. People were excited about the new gimmick, but rather than being the start of his singles runâ<80>¦it was the end. He asks Trevor what he expected when he was moved. Murdoch says that he didn’t have too many expectations, although he was excited. He wanted to do great things, but realized it didn’t always work that way. One person he was excited to work with on Smackdown with Michael Hayes, who he knew would get the Southern character.

“I had plans moving forward to work with MVP. In my opinion, I really like MVP. He’s got a really great character. I think it would have been a really good opportunity to show myself as a characterâ<80>¦.He and I could show each other the opposites of each other, you know what I’m saying?”

Trevor talks about the bittersweet nature of his move and how he and Lance Cade are still close friends so it was tough to move on from a tag team that they felt had more to offer. He adds that he and Lance are back together and if anyone wants to book them for an Independent show, they can. It’s Serious inquiries only, of course.

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