This is one hell of a shoot interview. Bill Watts is the man who made wrestling famous with his Mid South territory and the UWF. This is our first interview with a wrestling promoter. Bill Watts has a major reputation in this business for being a tough guy to work for. In this shoot interview we asked him about how he got started in the business. You will hear how he became a booker in Florida and then in OK. He talks about how he bought the territory in OK and made it a success. He talks about why he turned the Mid South into UWF. The problems he went through with the UWF while going head to head with the WWF and NWA. We asked him about pushing his son too soon and you will love his answer. He tells stories about a ton of wrestlers that he has worked with like the Ultimate Warrior, Sting, Lex Luger, Rick Steiner and more. You will hear tons of stories of JYD--Freebirds--Ted Dibiase-Dusty Rhodes-Jim Ross-- Steve Williams--Eddie Gilbert and Missy Hyatt--Rock N Roll Xpress--Jim Cornette and more. He tells for the first time why he sold the UWF and what went wrong. He talks about his battles with the WWF and about how Vince and him talked during the battle on the phone. Hear what REALLY happened when he went to WCW. He talks about his problems with Scott Steiner and Paul Heyman. He talks about the interview he did that lead to problems with him in WCW. You will learn about all the road blocks he had to deal with in WCW with the politics. Talks about Jake Roberts. He talks about his views on drugs and steroids. Talks about why he quit WCW. Talks about how he got into the WWF a few years back and why he left after a few months. This was without a doubt the best shoot interview ever. We have never interviewed someone as open as Bill Watts. You will be shocked at what he has to say about today's wrestling. This one is a video you will watch a million times. There are a million stories about the UWF and Mid South Wrestling as well. This video contains tons of profanity and is a total shoot!!!!!! All comments are Bill Watt's views.4hrs
This interview was conducted in his home town of Jackson, MS. Ted DiBiase is a true legend of professional wrestling. He has seen and done it all, and he will share his stories with you on this shoot interview. He talks about his early days in the Mid-South and Georgia territories. From the infamous piledriver angle with the Freebirds to his quest to be the NWA World Champion are just some of the items that are discussed. Find out all of the details on just what happened in the finals days of the demise of Georgia Championship Wrestling, to the reasons why he never beat Flair or Race for the NWA Title. He then talks about his days in the UWF and relationship with Bill Watts, Jim Ross and the other UWF superstars. Find out about his switching companies to go to the WWF, and his relationship with Vince McMahon. Tons of stories about Hulk Hogan and just what it is like to be "The Million Dollar Man" are included. Ted also goes back to the days of the infamous WWF title change with Hogan and Andre, and the Hebner Brothers. What was it like to wrestle Hulk Hogan in Hulk's Madison Square Garden debut in 1979, and what was it like to be on top of the WWF for so many years? Well, here is your chance to find out! Also discussed is his final days in the WWF, his short managerial career in the WCW as a part of the N.W.O., and his days in All Japan when he teamed up with the legendary Stan Hansen. From the Junkyard Dog to Randy Savage, from Eric Bischoff to Jim Barnett, from Dusty Rhodes to Giant Baba, these stories are a who's who in professional wrestling.
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This video that was conducted in the RF Video offices was done with one of the most controversial wrestlers in the business. Jake talks about the horror stories about growing up and being in the business with his father. Speaking of horror, Jake also talks about the heat between Bill Watts and himself during his Mid-South days and what actually led to the downfall between the two. Topics are switched as Jake talks about his life in World Class, with more of those amazing Von Erich stories that we are accustomed to on these RF Video Shoot Interviews. The Snake then talks about life in the WWF and the whole concept of bringing a live snake to the ring. More actual snake stories are told like when the snake, not Jake, but the actual snake goes to the bathroom in the ring, and what guys were actually afraid to work with the animal. Find out the reasons why Jake never had a program with Hulk Hogan, and why he left the WWF the first time. Also find out what happened when Jake went to WCW when Bill Watts was in charge, and that disasterous match at Halloween Havoc with Sting. Jake then talks about his demons and his much publicized drug use. Does Jake use drugs? Well it is not really a secret, but he tells us exactly what he does! Also find out how he felt when he returned to the WWF, and they incorporated his drug use into his character. Jake also discussed Beyond The Mat, and how he felt he was deceived and lied to about that project. Great wrestling stories are included with one of the most personal interviews we have ever done, as there is no holding back on this one
Cowboy Bob Orton visited the RF Video offices and opened up about his entire career. From growing up the son of a wrestler to being one of WWF’s top stars during the wrestling boom to working everywhere from AWA to Alabama to NWA to Japan to WCW to watching his own son become a wrestler, Orton has been through it all. He discusses everything right here in this open and honest shoot. Orton is a true veteran of the ring wars and he tells what its like in the ring and behind the scenes on this RF Video release. Here is what Orton talks about:
-Growing up with his dad as a wrestler.
-Did his father encourage him to enter the business?
-Was his path into the business similar to his son Randy.
-His initial feelings upon entering the business.
-Early work in Alabama.
-Orton shares some road stories and talks about the personalities in the territory.
-Protecting kayfabe in the old days.
-How close was he to his father?
-Jumping from the Fullers to the Poffos.
-Why did everyone dislike the Fullers so much?
-Memories of Randy Savage back then.
-What was the war like between Poffo’s group and Lawler’s group.
-Orton talks about all the names back then like Ronnie Garvin, Buddy Landell, Boris Malenko, Bill Watts, Ole Anderson, Paul Orndorff, Kerry Von Erich, Bob Sweetan and more.
-Working for Joe Blanchard.
-The push Tully Blanchard got back then.
-Working for Antonio Inoki.
-Orton talks about more names like Greg Valentine, Briscos, Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy Valiant, Johnny Weaver, Harley Race, Roddy Piper and more.
-How did he come up with the superplex?
-Getting hired by WWF.
-His thoughts on Vince McMahon. -The feud vs. Jimmy Snuka and Tonga Kid.
-What was Andre The Giant like?
-Orton talks about many of the big WWF names of that era like Jake Roberts, Junkyard Dog, British Bulldogs, Tito Santana, Don Muraco, Hillbilly Jim, Adrian Adonis and more.
-Was he disappointed he didn’t have a match on the first Wrestlemania?
-What was it like working Wrestlemania 3?
-Was there a lot of competition in the WWF locker room back then for the top spots?
-Memories of his matches vs. Ricky Steamboat.
-Orton discusses leaving WWF.
-Going to Japan with Scott Hall and Dick Murdoch.
-His short run in AWA working for Vern Gagne.
-Working with Wahoo McDaniel.
-Thoughts on his short run in WCW.
-What were Terry Funk and Ric Flair like.
-How did the WCW locker room compare to the WWF locker room.
-His feud vs. Murdoch.
-What were the younger guys like Sting, Lex Luger and The Steiners like towards the veterans?
-Working for Herb Abrams.
-Orton talks about WWN, AWF and the Heros Of Wrestling PPV.
-What advice does he give his son now?
-Orton talks a lot about his son Randy, who is under WWF contract.
-Does he have any regrets?
-Orton talks about himself as a worker and the modern era.
-What does he think of veterans trying to hang onto their spot?
-Orton discusses his problems with alcohol and pills plus drug use in the business
Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff has seen and done it all in the wrestling business. He was in the first Wrestlemania main event, he has worked everywhere from the old-school territories to WWF during its first big boom period to WCW during its demise.
Here is what Orndorff talked about:
-His start in the business. -Body building. -Going to work for Bill Watts.
-What was Watts like?
-His matches with Ernie Ladd, Andre The Giant, Bruiser Brody and Dusty Rhodes in that time period.
-Working the Superdome.
-Going to Mid-Atlantic.
-How did he leave things with Watts?
-Orndorff compares the Mid-South and Mid-Atlantic locker rooms.
-Working Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat and Jimmy Snuka.
-Going back to Mid-South and Bill Watts.
-His first matches vs. Hulk Hogan.
-Working in Alabama with Ron Fuller, Dick Slater and David Schultz.
-His series of matches vs. Jake Roberts in Mid-South.
-What was Jake like?
-Paul tells some road stories from back in the day.
-Early matches with Ted Dibiase, Dusty Rhodes and Dick Murdoch.
-Going to work in Georgia.
-What happened with Tony Atlas?
-Orndorff compares Bill Watts and Ole Anderson as bosses.
-Working Larry Zbysko, Masked Superstar and Buzz Sawyer.
-Going to Japan.
-Did he like Japan or the United States better?
-Going to WWF.
-First impressions of Vince McMahon.
-How did he end up in a group with Roddy Piper and David Schultz. -Traveling in WWF.
-Did he and Piper ever fight about who would be the top heel?
-His WWF program with Hulk Hogan.
-How was Hogan different than earlier in his career?
-How did Jimmy Snuka change from before?
-Orndorff talks about when WWF exploded in popularity.
-How did things change during this period?
-Who did he like and not like to work in WWF?
-Memories of Terry Funk, Lou Albano, Big John Studd, JYD, Tonga Kid, Rocky Johnson, Jay Strongbow, Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura.
-His babyface turn.
-Traveling with Bob Orton and Roddy Piper.
-Working on Saturday Night Live.
-The insane schedule.
-His matches teaming with Hogan vs. Piper and Orton.
-What was Andre The Giant like in WWF?
--Working Don Muraco at the second Wrestlemania.
-Turning heel and feuding with Hogan again.
-Wrestling Hogan in front of one of the largest crowds ever in Toronto.
-Teaming with Harley Race.
-What was it like when Iron Sheik and Jim Duggan were busted together when they were feuding?
-Why wasn’t he on Wrestlemania III?
-Angle where he fired Heenan and took Oliver Humperdink as his manager.
-His feud with Rick Rude.
-How did things change during the WWF boom?
-Orndorff tells why he left WWF.
-Coming back and wrestling Kerry Von Erich.
-Orndorff compares WCW to WWF.
-Paul talks about Sting, Lex Luger, Steiners, Arn Anderson, El Gigante and Sid Vicious.
-What was Bill Watts like in WCW?
-Memories of Too Cold Scorpio, Dustin Rhodes and Ricky Steamboat.
-Teaming with Shockmaster.
-Thoughts on Eric Bischoff as boss.
-Teaming with Steve Austin.
-Did he think Austin would be as successful as he became?
-What were the plans for him and Paul Roma as a team?
-Thoughts on when Hogan came into WCW.
-How was their relationship?
-Orndorff gives him opinion on Renegade and Randy Savage.
-The locker room fight with Vader.
-What did he think of ECW?
-How was the business changing?
-Paul discusses WCW’s attempt at shoot angles.
-How did Bischoff change with success?
-The success of Bill Goldberg.
-Did the new generation of talent respect him?
-Paul goes into detail about working at the Power Plant?
-He talks about using rough techniques during training.
-Who were his favorite and least favorite students at the Power Plant?
-Thoughts on when Vince Russo replaced Bischoff.
-Orndorff compares Russo and Bischoff.
-Working with Terry Funk again.
-Did he resent the top guys who were making lots of money?
-Lots more on all the inside happenings of WCW.
-Did he think he would be back to WWF?
-Paul discusses ribs and rats.
-How does he rate himself as a worker?
-Could he still draw money today?
-Does he miss teaching? -All this and much more including some classic matches!!! .