When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, esteemed skilled wrestling group Ring of Honor took a five-month hiatus. Later, the wrestling group returned for followers — albeit holding its tv tapings and pay-per-view occasions in empty arenas. In July, ROH lastly welcomes again stay crowds to its wrestling occasions, beginning with the 2021 version of its long-running Greatest within the World PPV, which is ready to air Sunday, July 11. Among the many wrestlers performing on the occasion shall be none apart from the very good, very evil, Danhausen.
Nonetheless, Greatest within the World will not be the one factor Danhausen has upcoming in July. Danhausen will seem on a variant cowl for Image Comics‘ Commanders in Disaster #10 by Steve Orlando, L.A. Thornhill and Davide Tinto, which hits comedian stands on Wednesday, July 7. In an interview with CBR, Danhausen mentioned superheroes, wrestling, promoting his «Danhausen Coffeehausen» by means of Michigan’s Rootless Espresso Co. and his aspirations.
CBR: Firstly, you even have a variant cowl look developing for Commanders in Disaster #10. How did that come about, precisely?
Danhausen: Oh, sure, nicely, Danhausen has comedian e book cowl popping out from Picture Comics, written by Steve Orlando, nice buddy of Danhausen, which is how we received to that time. Danhausen met Steve Orlando at Past Wrestling in Massachusetts. Steve drove up, stated, «Good day, Danhausen. How are you?» Met Danhausen and a fellow wrestler, Effy, Danhausen’s tag staff companion on the time, and gave us some comedian books. Stated, «These are what I’ve written, they’re fairly good.» Danhausen took a glance, learn them, great stuff.
Stored in contact right here and there all through the months. Danhausen had Steve on his present Goodnighthausen with Danhausen. Then, saved in contact once more, discuss wrestling right here and there, comedian books. And he stated, «Would you wish to be on my comedian e book cowl? Our Commanders in Disaster, we do variant covers, and also you appear fairly putting. Would you wish to be on?» Danhausen stated, «Completely!» So, that is the place we’re. Now, Danhausen is on, what’s it? Subject #10, cowl D — «D» for Danhausen, in all probability.
What are your future plans, if any, for working on the earth of comics?
We will type of wait and see because it comes — similar to this one did. This sort of was sprung on Danhausen out of nowhere, nevertheless it was fairly good. So, perhaps if this one does nicely, it’s going to result in Danhausen being on extra comedian e book covers. After which it’s going to lead, in flip, to Danhausen being in his personal comedian e book, which might be fairly good. That is a aim of Danhausen’s. It is on the written-out, printed-out bucket listing.
What’s your historical past with comics and superheroes, and who’re a few of your favorites?
Nicely, Danhausen, as a small youngster, used to go to a comic book store referred to as Comics and Extra in Madison Heights, Michigan, on a regular basis. Truly, the very first thing Danhausen collected was Morbius within the early ’90s. So, bizarre how that works out. Danhausen loved the covers, purchased these on a regular basis, took a break from it, got here again I imagine when Batman: Hush got here out. Began studying that and Inexperienced Lantern: Rebirth and so forth and so forth, stuff like that.
What else, what else… Daredevil is considered one of Danhausen’s favorites. The X-Males, Danhausen loves. He loves Nightcrawler, Colossus, Psylocke, all of them. Danhausen likes all the traditional ones too, like Batman and so forth and so forth, Spider-Man. Danhausen’s a fan of all of these. However they’ve all the time been constantly in Danhausen’s life. He likes the best way they appear, the colours, the artwork, all of that.
Because you talked about Morbius, I’ve to ask, what do you concentrate on the brand new film that is coming out early next year?
Danhausen will wait and see. Danhausen would love if [Morbius] appeared like he did within the ’90s. Very scary, I assume. He would not look so scary on this new one. Seems extra just like the Spider-Man cartoon. So, we’ll wait and see. Hopefully, it’s good. Danhausen hopes it is good, however shall maintain his reservations and his opinions till the film is out.
Nicely, you are undoubtedly increasing past the world of wrestling. Inform me about Danhausen Coffeehausen.
Oh, sure. That is one other instance of somebody coming to Danhausen and saying, «Would you want to do that?» And Danhausen, being the entrepreneur that he’s, stated, «However after all.» So, it was Danhausen’s buddy Jono, and Sean, got here up — they run Rootless Espresso Co. in Flint, Michigan. And Danhausen went to do a video on easy methods to discover ways to roast his personal espresso. They usually introduced him with this bag of «Danhausen Coffeehausen.»
So, that led to that. Danhausen stated, «, if you wish to launch this, we may in all probability promote many luggage.» And we did. So, now we’re ready, however hopefully it will get introduced in grocery shops. That might be fairly good. ‘Trigger we’re the best-selling espresso on the web site. It was on day one, we bought so many. So, shall develop and preserve shifting on with… perhaps Danhausen cereal, who is aware of?
You have additionally expressed curiosity in breaking out into TV, be it by means of speak exhibits or cartoons, however have you considered having your individual wrestling speak present? Like we noticed on Wrestling With Wregret, you are an excellent interviewer. So, have you considered having your individual Piper’s Pit, so to talk?
That’d be fairly good if somebody would give Danhausen a platform to take action. Nobody has but, although. So, Danhausen gave it to himself. That’s on Patreon, the place Danhausen has interviewed Austin Creed, aka Xavier Woods. We have had Renee Paquette on, we have had Matt Hardy. We’ll have future visitors as nicely — Jake One thing and Ethan Web page. We combine it in, too. We have had Ron Funches and Steve Orlando. Combined all of it up.
However, if somebody needs to present Danhausen his personal wrestling speak present — on tv, as an alternative of simply the web — Danhausen will all the time accomplish that.
Extra on wrestling, this month, Ring of Honor is lastly going to start out working exhibits in entrance of stay crowds once more, beginning with Greatest within the World. How excited are you to lastly get again in entrance of a stay viewers?
There’s nothing fairly like a stay crowd in entrance of Danhausen. That is the place Danhausen will get all of his powers from. So, he is been type of at half-capacity these final tapings and such. Now, to be in entrance of a stay pay-per-view crowd, first one again, Greatest within the World, as you stated, then Danhausen shall be at full energy. So, he can’t look ahead to something greater than this. The fanhausens made Danhausen, the fanhausens are the explanation Danhausen is at Ring of Honor. So, it is gonna be a pleasant come full-circle to have them again watching.
I noticed that you simply weren’t but booked for the present. So, what are the chances followers can count on to see Danhausen at Greatest within the World in some capability?
Truly, as you are talking, Danhausen — nicely, he checked it earlier than coming to this assembly — they’ve introduced Danhausen has a match. It actually simply occurred about 10 minutes in the past previous to recording. It’s Danhausen and PCO versus Beer Metropolis Bruiser and Brian Milonas — The Bouncers! So, we will have a tag staff match of some type.
Now that crowds are coming again, who’re another opponents you’d wish to face within the ring?
Nicely, some may result in Danhausen being decimated, however Brody King, Jonathan Gresham. Want to do some stuff with Dalton Citadel. These are three that come to thoughts immediately. The Briscoes could be fairly good. They have been there for a very long time, it would be good to wrestle them. So, sure… Most individuals.
Do you suppose there are any massive inter-promotional matches in your future? In any case, I believe you continue to have a rating to settle with Jon Moxley after he stole your prime spot in PWI 500.
Oh, sure, we should kick down the forbidden door. Maybe we may get Ethan Web page to crack it open for Danhausen. However sure, he does need to get again to Jon Moxley. Additionally, Danhausen has fairly the profitable tag staff with Orange Cassidy. We’re undefeated, at present.
Truly, this was the final match Danhausen had at the start shut down: Orange Cassidy and Danhausen teamed up in a mall, after which we gained. After which a couple of week later, every little thing closed. Too highly effective, in case you ask Danhausen. However [inaudible] to get again to it. It’s extremely profitable.
It is humorous you point out Orange Cassidy, I used to be really going to deliver him up. When do you suppose we will count on to see you guys collectively within the ring once more?
Orange Cassidy and Danhausen… Hopefully, somebody on the independents’ books it, ‘trigger that is the one solution to see it proper now. Except, once more, Tony Elite and Dave Honor determine to collaborate and say, «Hey, let’s make some cash with this Orangehausen.» We will wait and see. Danhausen will tag staff with Orange Cassidy any day of the week.
You have got a lot of impartial bookings developing. Which stand out to you as a few of your most anticipated?
There may be one… There’s August. That is going a bit additional, however there’s With out A Trigger Wrestling, in Everett, Washington, Danhausen believes. But it surely’s the primary time Danhausen is coming to the west coast. So, he is trying ahead to that one fairly a bit, as a result of it is a main debut, it is a complete new space for Danhausen.
After which, we have got, in July, we have now numerous comedian e book shops — that one’s gonna be good. We have got Third Eye Comics, we have got Comics and Extra, we have got some toy shops developing in New York Metropolis — Hasttel Toys, I imagine. As wrestling goes, Danhausen’s very excited to return to Limitless Wrestling in Maine, as a result of they have been shut down for fairly a very long time. Danhausen shall be there for his or her first present again with followers, similar to this Greatest within the World pay-per-view.
What would you say are a few of the similarities, and perhaps a few of the variations, between the professional wrestling scene and the comedian e book scene.
Similarities are that, as creators, you need to do, what’s it referred to as, «the grind» — the place you are pitching issues always. Danhausen pitches them to promoters. He sends his wrestling matches or his promotional movies. And comedian e book creators should ship their concepts, and possibly their scripts, all of the art work submitting. So, it is a whole lot of denials, in all probability. Numerous noes that you simply simply need to preserve spinning round and going previous till you change into profitable. It is type of, «Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing… All the things.»
So, there’s a whole lot of that. After which there’s the D.I.Y. side of getting to push every little thing your self till you make it, which Danhausen’s nonetheless doing. Nonetheless pushing every little thing himself, even when he has Ring of Honor with him. That is a pleasant enhance, however you need to preserve working onerous. And it appears… As Danhausen stated, he is mates with Steve Orlando, who’s always working, always pushing issues to new corporations. He is received, what, Picture Comics, DC Comics, Marvel. Danhausen likes that. Gotta work for every little thing you probably can. Like, Danhausen has a espresso, he is received this comedian cowl, he does the wrestling, so on and so forth.
What are a few of your favourite titles by Orlando to this point? As a result of he is definitely been busy over the past couple of years.
Oh, sure, sure he has. Danhausen loves the Martian Manhunter, we have got Midnighter… He is carried out a beautiful Marvel Lady, carried out small Batmans right here and there — Danhausen’s an enormous fanhausen of Batman. However, after all, we have the Commanders in Crisis. Danhausen’s been shopping for them weekly, however he is on a busy schedule, so Steve has despatched Danhausen the commerce paperback, which shall be a lot simpler for Danhausen to journey with, so he will not bend his little comedian e book corners. So, he is ready for that to all come out and he likes to learn it all of sudden.
So, you’ll say you favor trades to single points?
Sure, however that is solely since Danhausen began wrestling on a busy schedule. Previous to that, Danhausen appreciated to gather every little thing, as a result of the covers. However now it is simply a lot extra handy for Danhausen to solely purchase commerce paperbacks.
Basically, over the subsequent yr or so and past, what are your targets, each in wrestling and out of wrestling?
In wrestling — type of related — in wrestling, Danhausen want to be featured on TV, tv, weekly. Relatively than, «Right here he’s generally, right here he’s another occasions.» Want to try this. Want to win some championships. Want to do some extra debuts, probably in Europe. That might be fairly good, Danhausen’s by no means been there.
Exterior of wrestling, Danhausen want to get his personal comedian e book, as I imagine we have stated, an motion determine — we have now one popping out with Zombie Sailor Toys, within the fall or one thing. It’s a retro-style Danhausen, like three three-fourths inches or no matter. Danhausen needs a six-inch, like an ultimate-style of determine. That is a aim for Danhausen… Additionally, we must always attempt to get Danhausen within the grocery shops with this espresso. Oh! We should always get Danhausen his personal tv present, on TV, non-wrestling-related. Get him a cartoon, a sitcom.
Nicely, there’s a gap on TBS now that Conan O’Brien is shifting over to HBO Max.
That is true! Let Danhausen say, although, no person can change Conan. However, having stated that, if there’s an open timeslot, Danhausen will fortunately fill the void.
You have made no secret of the truth that you are an enormous fan of Conan. How have been you launched to him?
Nicely, he wrote Danhausen’s favourite episode of The Simpsons, which is «Marge vs. the Monorail.» After which, Danhausen would simply see him periodically all through his life on late-night and go, «Oh, this fellow’s fascinating.» Danhausen wasn’t notably a fan of late-night, however he was a fan of Conan. So, that type of sucked Danhausen into the world of late-night tv.
After which, simply all through his skits — reminiscent of old-timey baseball, taking Jordan Schlansky to Italy, the espresso retailers, going to the Taco Bell manufacturing unit, so on and so forth — Danhausen would simply watch him do these issues. What’s the present… The place he travels the world? It is slipping Danhausen’s thoughts proper now. That is one, although. The place he goes to completely different nations and continents and embraces their tradition and learns. It is a great present.
You talked about «Marge vs. the Monorail.» What are a few of your different favourite Conan Simpsons episodes, or simply your favourite Simpsons episodes typically?
«Twisted World of Marge Simpson.» That one’s good, it is about pretzels. «The Springfield Information,» the place they suppose that Mr. Burns is an alien. This one’s all the time troublesome for Danhausen, as a result of he likes all of them, largely. «Metropolis of New York vs. Homer Simpson» — that one’s fairly good. Oh, «Cape Feare» with Sideshow Bob! That is considered one of them.
This reply will change on a regular basis, particularly as a result of Danhausen’s remembering them as he is speaking. «You Only Move Twice» with Hank Scorpio — that is considered one of Danhausen’s all-time favorites. Only a great Albert Brooks voicing Hank Scorpio.
You talked about motion figures. I do know you acquire a whole lot of superhero figures, however have been you actually massive into wrestling figures developing?
Sure, as a toddler, sure. We had lots of the Bone Crunching Motion Figures. After which we had the Titan Tron Dwell ones, the place you’d stick the little metallic factor to the Titan Tron and it might play their music. Then we type of received out of it, as a result of we have been gathering Marvel Legends. And now, Danhausen largely collects Marvel Legends… DC animated Batman figures, we acquire these nonetheless, too. After which Hasbro’s been sucking Danhausen into these G.I. Joes.
Nicely, you are doing all your cowl for Picture Comics, so are you into McFarlane Toys in any respect?
Sure! Danhausen has simply gotten the Batman Beyond, really. Danhausen’s an enormous fan of Batman Past. He noticed that one, needed to have it.
Settle the controversy: would you say that Batman Past surpassed Batman: The Animated Sequence?
Ooh, that is a tricky query. I believe Danhausen nonetheless prefers Batman: The Animated Sequence. However — nicely, sure, really, sure, as a result of his favourite episodes of Batman Past are those the place they type of contact on outdated Batman: The Animated Sequence issues. Particularly when Bruce Wayne goes into the Lazarus pit, comes out youthful, groups with Terry McGinnis to struggle Ra’s al Ghul.
I additionally perceive you are an enormous fan of Mark Hamill’s Joker.
Would you say Batman Past: Return of the Joker is your favourite Mark Hamill efficiency, or is there a special one?
«Joker’s Favor» is sort of good. What’s it, Charlie Puckett? «Misplaced a bit weight; misplaced a bit hair too.» That one’s good, however sure, Return of the Joker is great. Additionally, Batman: Masks of the Illusion is phenomenal.
Masks of the Illusion is a highly regarded one. Basically, Mark Hamill or no, what’s your favourite Batman animated movie?
Undoubtedly Masks of the Illusion — must be. Most likely the second could be Return of the Joker. Public Enemies — what’s it, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies — with Ed McGuinness’ artwork. That one’s fairly good, although. After which I imagine a Long Halloween cartoon has simply come out. Danhausen has not seen it but, however he loves that e book. So, he shall be watching that as nicely.
You talked about you learn Batman: Hush. What did you consider the animated adaptation of that?
They changed a bit too much for Danhausen’s liking. What’s it, the start is Bane as an alternative of Killer Croc in it? He trailed off, he didn’t end watching it. You begin off with a complete completely different factor, Danhausen loses curiosity. This isn’t what he learn. May do some modifications, however whenever you begin off immediately with massive modifications, it is simply… Eh.
Going again to wrestling, Ring of Honor has been residence to a few of the greatest names in wrestling ever, actually — your Samoa Joes, your CM Punks, your Bryan Danielsons. When all is claimed and carried out, the place is Danhausen going to fall within the legacy of Ring of Honor?
Legend of the enterprise. We’ll put Danhausen up there. Put him up there with the Samoa Joes and the CM Punks — Pepsiman. What is that this t-shirt. Is that this a classic t-shirt you’ve gotten on?
This can be a Clotheslined CM Punk shirt.
Oh, sure. Great. Nice finest buddy of Danhausen, that fellow. Sure, however we’ll put him with the El Genericos, the Kevin Steens. Oh sure, Danhausen’s an enormous fanhausen of El Generico.
And also you say you wish to be on TV weekly. Do you suppose that is going to be troublesome to regulate to, or are you itching for it?
Oh, no, no, no. Danhausen’s prepared for it! Primed and prepared. Let’s get to it ASAP.
What do you suppose the subsequent few months maintain for the wrestling enterprise now that we’re having stay exhibits once more?
Danhausen believes we’ll be going into one other increase interval. Proper earlier than we shut down, Danhausen was on exhibits that have been bought out weekly — impartial exhibits. And now that we’re coming again — it has been what, a yr and a half, virtually — imagine it may promote out like that [snaps]. They’re clamoring to return again to those exhibits and simply do one thing. So, it is our jobs to get them to wish to come again. However I imagine they don’t seem to be going to want as a lot of a push to get proper again these first few months.
ROH Greatest within the World 2021 airs stay on pay-per-view on Sunday, July 11 at 7 p.m. EDT.
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