Hello Tommy, got time for an interview?
Mudgett: Sure, can you hold on for a sec?
MMX.com: (Waiting) Hmmm...
No elevator music? (Rapping) "You all gonna make me loose my head...Up in
here... Up in here..." Jason Lawrence's answering machine dissed me, I
wonder if Tommy learned that trick from him?
TM: (A few
seconds later) Hello?
MMX.com: Nothing much.
This is Ese' and I'm here with Tommy, can I call you Tommy?
MMX.com: Well, Tommy, if
that is your real name, we got a real problem here. I've been getting
e-mails, calls, letters, death threats, dirty looks, and it all stems from
people who swear that I lie when I tell them that you are not Captain M.
Now, I don't know if you wanna go on the record and... go... go ahead and
give me a press release.
I'm MudgettMann, and I guess everyone thinks I am or calls me Captain M.
MMX.com: What!? No! No one
calls you Captain M., they think you're Captain M., and it looks like you
think you are too... Do you know who Captain M. is?
(Pause) Ummm... MudgettMann!!
MMX.com: No! No! No!.
Captain M. is Captain M. and MudgettMann is you. Both superheroes, but not
MMX.com: So then, you're
confirming that you may know Captain M., but you're not Capain M., you're
I guess that's how it goes.
MMX.com: I don't think
we're doing a good job of convincing the peeps...
knows Captiain M. Please leave a post confirming that MudgettMann and
Captain M. are two different people>
MMX.com: (Sigh) So, tell us
the origin of MudgettMann
one day I was racing real good and I ran into Kevin Duffy and he was like "Whoaaaa
MudgettMann." The name stuck and people have been calling me MudgettMann
MMX.com: Okay. Kewl, Kewl.
Now staying on the whole MudgettMann Kick, lets say that you were given
permission to start your own Justice League. It was You, Captain M., and
you could pick one more Superhero to be on your team. You could only choose
either Superman, Wonder Woman, or Aquaman, who would you choose?
response) Woooonnnder Woman.
MMX.com: Nice! Me too.
Some day when you're my age, you'll be proud of yourself for that one. So,
why not Aquaman?
TM: I dunno,
isn't he the one who shoots people with his eyes?
MMX.com: No, that's
Superman. Aquaman can talk to fish and swim.
superhero can't swim?
MMX.com: Ummm... I dunno.
So do you think all the other heros are rolling out to save a town and
Aquaman is like "Hey guys can I help?" And Wonder Woman is like "Sorry
Fishboy, there's no water." And then Superman's like "He he Aquaman has to
stay behind and guard the Justice League building cause he doesn;t have any
Probably. I'm pretty sure I'd make fun of him too.
MMX.com: Right on. All
right, the last celebrity/hero question. A lot of emails are coming in and
I just want to get all of this settled. Scooter looked it up in the
Internet and way back in the day on WWF there was a Female Wrestler called
Mean Jean and your mother is Mean Jean Mudgett, now is your mom the same
Mean Jean as the WWF Female Wrestler?
MMX.com: I mean we're not
going to bug her. all she has to do is like 25 exhibition matches and we'll
leave her alone.
They call her Mean Jean because she can be mean sometimes.
MMX.com: You mean that she
like hit's people or rips the tags off mattresses?
She won't let me spend the night over someone's house or something like that
and I'll call her Mean Jean. Everyone just calls her that for no reason
because it's been said once or twice, like Mudgettmann.
MMX.com: So, how old are
you and how long have you been riding?
TM: I'm 13
now and I've been riding since I was 3 or 4.
MMX.com: Now, name one
thing that Motocross has taught you about life.
TM: If you
want something really bad you have to work really hard at it and once you
get it, you'll appreciate all the work you went through to get it. When you
become good at riding, you still have to work to stay that way.
MMX.com: So, who's your
favorite Pro Rider?
TM: I like
Davey Milsaps and Brock Hepler.
MMX.com: Okay. I've got a
question for you, why do they call it "my two cents" if people only offer
you "a penny for your thoughts"?
TM: I dunno,
I guess they're trying to get it at a discount...
MMX.com: When you get on
the track, you turn into your alter-ego Mudgettmann, right?
MMX.com: How then, would
you say, Mudgettmann is different from Tommy Mudgett?
MudgettMann is limited mostly to the track, it's my personality when I
ride. Off the track people still call me MudgettMann, or Tommy, or Mudgett,
but when I get on the track, it's a different world, and I'm sure most
people feel the same way.
Duffy: Moca Swirl?
MMX.Com: Yeah get me that
and a Chil-li-to. You ever eat a Chi-li-to Tommy?
MMX.com: Kevin got me
hooked on em. When you go to Burger King or Taco Bell, you should try one.
They're a secret item. At first they try to pretend like they don't have
them, but if you bug them enough, they'll give it to you. It's worth it.
I'll try that. Are they good?
MMX.com: Yeah. Tell em'
that Ese' sent you. On another note, I heard that there's a new girl in
your life, wanna tell us about her?
(Laugh) There's... a whole bunch of em' I guess. (Laugh) I don't know what
girl you're talking about.
MMX.com: Are you telling me
that you wear a Fur Hat, Bling, and slap people after you put power in your
hand like a Pimp?
No fur hat...
bling. I just wear my MudgettMann cape.
MMX.com: How did you do at
Baltimore. Well, I got 3rd, but I tried my best. I did sweep at
MMX.com: Hey, even Superman
has a bad day sometimes?
MMX.com: Well i've seen you
race and you're usually the one to beat in your class. So who's this dude
you guys hang out with that's like a "Merill of Sandwiches". He'll ask what
I want then scream "Bam!" and it's right in front of me. He's good.
TM: When I
go racing... I think you're talking about Mr. Radford. He comes over and
hangs out with me, my mom and dad. Sometimes I just go with him to the
MMX.com: Now I've noticed
that you're personality when you race is one in that you're pretty quiet. I
never personally ever saw you talking trash, just joking with your friends
sometimes or sort of meditating by yourself. I guess everyone kind of does
their own type of focusing. You seem to just come out there to take care of
business. When people trash talk how do you think that makes them look?
if you're not good and you trash talk, then people just laugh at you. If
your'e good and you trash talk, people really won't say anything, they just
don't like being around you. I think it's funny when people do it to be
funny and make others laugh, they make it a better time, but it can get
MMX.com: I guess it's true
what they say "Not all winners are Champions".
MMX.com: So, do you help
your dad out at the shop, is part of your powers the ability to fix fenders
Sometimes I do. When it snows and stuff, I go shovel it out.
MMX.com: So, you don't do
any Bondo work or anything?
TM: I sweep
up, take out the trash, and sometimes I get to help him out on cars.
MMX.com: So where's Mudgett
Auto Body located at?
TM: It's in
Kingsford Maryland, on 140 I think.
MMX.com: Well, there's a
little shameful advertising for your dad.
MMX.com: Have you seen the
Demo for our movie yet?
TM: Yeah I
thought it was pretty neat, when's the movie coming out?
MMX.com: Hopefully in the
next month or so. We just did the "Credits" scene where you were dancing
with your bad leg and Nick did a back flip and almost took you out and the
whole "Mud Battle" at The Landing came out pretty good thanks to Zeke "2 Ns"
ZiemaN, "The Wilcom Effect", and the Sicboyz.
I can't wait.
MMX.com: Finish the
sentence "The first thing I look forward to when I arrive at the track
the track and checking it out, the excitement I feel, and seeing my friends.
MMX.com: Do you have any
hobbies besides MX?
TM: I like
to play football, basketball, and video games.
MMX.com: I see. Any advice
for people new to the sport?
riding. Ride as much as you can and on different tracks as often as you
MMX.com: What kind of bike
do you ride and what kind of gear do you wear?
TM: I ride a
Suziki RM85 and I wear MSR gear.
MMX.com: Is there anyone
you'd like to give a shout out to?
like to thank all of my sponsors, they help me out a whole lot and my mom
and dad who are at the top of that list.
MMX.com: All right Tommy,
we look forward to seeing either you or your alter-ego at the track. Thanks
a lot for your time.
you. See ya.