OSCAR REVEALS WHY HE WAS KICKED OUT OF MEN ON A MISSION, WHY P.N. NEWS FAILED, DETAILS ON THE M.O.M. REUNION, AND MORE IN HIS FIRST EVER SHOOT INTERVIEW
By World Wrestling Insanity on 2009-09-16 10:49:01
He's the most elusive former WWF star in history. 14 years ago, he left. No
interviews. No comebacks. Not even a real name online....Until now. ClubWWI.com
is about go get hopping with Oscar from Men on a Mission in his first shoot
He got the crowd moving and was a bigger part of WWE TV than many remember. With
a special rap for each pay-per-view, Oscar sold more than just Men on a Mission
to the WWF fans. A short time ago, Mabel (aka Big Daddy V, Viscera) came to the
Club. Now the man who calls himself the "Godfather of Hip Hop and Wrestling"
joins ClubWWI.com for a 30 minute shoot to discuss it all!
Oscar's full interview features tons of topics including Why He Left The
Wrestling Industry, Not Getting Along With Mabel and Mo, The Upcoming Men on a
Mission Reunion, How a Casino Run-In With Vince McMahon At WrestleMania 9 Lead
To His Debut, Why He Didn't Join WCW, The Rap Skills of "K-Truth," Being "The
Black Steven Regal," Getting His Passion Back For Wrestling, Why His Real Name
Isn't Online, Returning After 14 Years, Rapping With Randy Savage, John Cena's
Hip Hop Gimmick, TNA Possibilities, What It Would Take For a Return To
Wrestling, Proving To His Fiancée That He Has a Trading Card, Dusty Rhodes,
Frank Sinatra, Bob Backlund, Andrew Dice Clay, and More. (More detailed list on
Fans have wondered about Oscar since his sudden WWF departure 14 years ago. When
Men on a Mission turned heel, they jumped him in the ring and he was never heard
from again. James Guttman asks Oscar about why he didn't stay on with the group
when this happened. He explains:
"When the discussion came about turning heel, and I remember it was in Liberty,
New York, Vince asked me if I wanted to do it and I really kinda - it was a
mutual thing - I declined to do it. I did not want to be a heel because I've
always had this thing where - and I know it's wrestling and everything like that
- but one of my strong convictions in my entertainment career, I've always
talked to kids about saying no to drugs, yes to education and things like that.
I was never gonna be a gangsta rapper in my career. I did not want a stigma of
being on television in a negative light."
Oscar goes into detail on ClubWWI.com about his entertainment career both before
and after WWE, how performing with Andrew Dice Clay in Las Vegas lead to a
chance meeting with Vince McMahon and Randy Savage in a casino, what Oscar was
doing when he saw them, what he did when he ran up to them, how it earned him a
spot on the roster immediately, calling Titan Tower for the first time, dinner
with Frank Sinatra and Milton Berle, and more.
James points out that it wasn't like Men on a Mission had an easy gimmick. There
have been tons of hip-hop stars in wrestling that didn't achieve the same
success. Oscar speaks about seeing "K-Truth" and John Cena play the gimmick,
being the "Godfather of Wrestling and Hip-Hop," seeing the gimmick he started
evolve through the years, and more. But one name that stands out as someone who
was doing something similar to Oscar during that time period was P.N. News. The
gimmick wasn't easy and News didn't have the same success as M.O.M. Oscar tells
"Well, see the thing is, they had the right idea but P.N. News couldn't rap. The
whole thing of it, coming out going "Yo, baby. Yo, baby. Yo." I mean that wasn't
gonna happen. And then when he tried to do in between, the guy just couldn't
rap. I met him my very first day when I was in Dayton, Ohio. I ran into him
backstage. He had went to tryout for WWF. Then, after he saw me go out there and
do my thing, he said, "Oh. I see. The raps have to rhyme." I'm like, uhhhh yeah.
They kinda have to come together."
With Oscar's success cam e rough moments too. His friendship with Mo and Mabel
wasn't something that started overnight. As a non-wrestler in the WWF locker
room, he had to find ways to fit in. At first, it was rough. He speaks about
butting heads with the Men on a Mission members, why they argued at first, being
a "black Steven Regal," the different worlds he and the other MOM members came
from, returning to Pro Wrestling Ohio after 14 years, getting the passion to
return to wrestling, and more. On the subject of wrestling passion, you can
expect to see more of Oscar as his big return to PWO got him excited about the
business again. He then announces to ClubWWI.com listeners how they can see all
of Men on a Mission back together and when…
"September 26th, Mo, Mabel, and I are getting back together. We're going to be
in Pennsyvlania…We're gonna be a part of this big autograph signing even that's
getting ready to happen. So I'm gonna see them for the first time in about ten
years. I'm really excited about that."
You can check out all the topics right now on WorldWrestlingInsanity.com or head
to ClubWWI.com to hear the entire shoot right now. With over 180 stars, you'll
have plenty of superstars to put on your Ipod, Phone, burn to CD, or just listen
through your computer. Stars you can hear the minute you sign up include: Jerry
Lawler, Hillbilly Jim, Ron Simmons, Magnum T.A., Kevin Sullivan, Vince Russo,
Mr. Fuji, The Iron She ik, Rory McAllister, Jesse Ventura, Bobby Lashley,
Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Tommy Rich, Tully Blanchard, Ken Patera, Bobby Heenan, Terri
Runnels, Kevin Nash, Kenny Dykstra, Outback Jack, Paul Orndorff, Headbanger Mosh,
Terry Funk, Lance Cade, Trevor Murdoch, Eric Bischoff, Nikita Koloff, Nunzio,
John Cena Sr., Kizarny, Armando Estrada, Dangerous Danny Davis, Ronnie Garvin,
Clarence Mason, Dave Taylor Colin Delaney, Jim Mitchell, Chris Harris, Ahmed
Johnson, Glacier, Balls Mahoney, Francine, Sid Vicious, Paul Bearer, Brian
Knobbs, Bruno Sammartino, Bryan Clark, Sean Mooney, Scott D'Amore, Tito Santana,
Al Snow, Tod Gordon, JJ Dillon, Charlie Haas, Tom Prichard, Jacques Rougeau,
Paul Roma, Jim Powers, Tammy Sytch, Too Cold Scorpio, The Honky Tonk Man, Ole
Anderson, Kid Kash, Ivan Koloff, Jackie Gayda, Mr. Hughes, Scotty 2 Hotty, Dawn
Marie, John Heidenreich, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Valiant, Rick Martel, Manny
Fernandez, Bad News Brown, Nick Bockwinkel, Dory Funk Jr, Diamond Dallas Page,
Rob Conway, Sylvain Grenier, Mike Bucci, Samu, Erik Watts, Buff Bagwell, Ch
ristian Cage, Jazz, Demolition Ax and Smash, Koko B. Ware, Ricky Morton, Lance
Russell, Bruce Hart, Dustin "Goldust" Rhodes, Damian Demento, Fred "Shockmaster"
Ottman, Justin Credible, Cpl. Kirchner, One Man Gang, Scott Steiner, Shawn
Stasiak, Ted DiBiase, Ivory, Chris Masters, Elix Skipper, Kamala, Samoa Joe,
Giant Bernard, Bil l DeMott, Juvi "Juice" Guerrera, Nora "Molly Holly"
Greenwald, Nick Dinsmore, Harley Race, Bull Buchanan, D-Lo Brown, Road Warrior
Animal, Missing Link, Rikishi, Slick, Nidia, George Steele , Christy Hemme,
Disco Inferno, Paul Ellering, Vito, Steve Black man, Bushwhacker Luke, AJ
Styles, Chris Daniels, Dennis Stamp, Shawn Daivari, B.G. James, Ron Killings,
Zach Gowan, D-Ray 3000, Dan Severn, Earl and Dave Hebner, Sivi Afi, Baron Von
Raschke, Spike Dudley, Rodney Mack, Downtown Bruno, Larry Zybszko, Rick Steiner,
Mae Young, Sam Houston, and many, more.
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