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The Best Shoot Interview Ever-The Iron Sheik

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When old school pro wrestling fans hear the name Iron Sheik, they think Iranian, WWF Champion, athlete, heel etc. To newer fans though he is a legend because of his shoot interviews and his crazy drug fueled stories that almost all wrestlers love to tell on Sheiky Baby.

Born Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri but known as The Iron Sheik in his wrestling career, was known to be tough and a pure athlete much like Kurt Angle is known today. Sheik  was a heel most of his active wrestling career, but has his stories and legend grew all fans have grown to love the Iranian. The interview below is what put Iron Sheik back on the map after his active wrestling career was over.

In the interview, Sheik is asked about Wrestlemania 3. The Sheik goes on a wild rant about Brain B. Blair (one of the wrestlers whom him and his tag team partner wrestled against at WM3 in a tag team match). He goes on to talk about how Blair is “Gay like Michael Jackson”. He uses terms like “fag” “jew” and a few more choice words. If you have ever heard the saying “Break His Back, Fuck Him In The Ass, and Make Him Humble” you owe it to The Iron Sheik (I don’t know why you would  owe him something for hearing this though). That is what he said he would do to Brain Blair, the part I didn’t get though was why is he saying he would that to Mr. Blair than in the next sentence he calls him gay. Does it make it straight sex if you break their back and you are having sex with them to make them humble? Listen and let us know what you think about this entertaining interview.

Konnan Gives His View On The Final Deletion Match Between Matt and Jeff Hardy

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Jeff and Matt Hardy are collectively known as one of the greatest tag teams ever as the Hardy Boyz. Around 2007 the Hardy Boyz started wrestling in single competition with Jeff becoming the more popular of the two. He actually went on to win the WWE Championship while Matt won the ECW and US title’s.  Before the brothers left the WWE the two had a match at Wrestlemania in 2009 that doesn’t stand out to too many but it was good. Now both men wrestle for TNA, Total Nonstop Action. Recently on TNA’s program Impact, Matt and Jeff Hardy had a different kind of match. It was called “The Final Deletion Match”. It was for the deletion of the Hardy name from one of the brothers.  It goes back to the Hardy Boy’s roots in the backyard. It was basically a backyard brawl between the two brothers on TV with music and theatrics. The match was eventually won by Matt Hardy. Matt lit the Jeff Hardy Symbol on fire and Jeff fell from the top of it to be pinned (No your not high right now, that is what happened). If your interested in watching click here.

The match has been hailed from some and booed by others. Some considered art and some don’t know what to consider it but stupid. Whatever the case is, it brought in TNA’s highest ratings in quit some time. In the interview below WCW legend Konnan shoots on the match and gives his opinion on what they did right and what they did wrong.

Vince Russo Shoots On Why Him and Jim Cornette Feud

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So last time we heard Jim Cornette’s side of his feud with Vince Russo (You can here the interview by clicking here). In this article we take a look at the feud between Russo and Cornette from Russo’s point of view Vince Russo has not said as much about Jim Cornette as Jim as said about him. Vince’s side is a lot more condensed than Cornette’s side. So you will not here a forty minute rant like you did from Jim Cornette.

In this interview with Kenny Bolin from “The Boilin Alley”, Kenny ask Vince “Where did things go south between him and Jim Cornette”. Vince goes on to explain his side of what happened in World Wrestling Federation with Vince Mcmahon. He said that Jim was very stubborn and was not willing to budge and that is the reason Vince had to let Cornette go.

Vince also talked about working Jim in TNA. He said the reason why Jeff Jarrett brought both of them in was because he wanted both of there minds and that he could make a great product that way. He said that he was willing to get along with Jim Cornette for Jeff’s sake. He said they was getting along until Jeff Jarrett was sent home by Dixie Carter. He said once that happened there was no buffer between him and Cornette and once again Dixie choose Vince’s side over Jim and Jim was let go.

I’m sure the truth lies somewhere in the middle but it is still interesting to here the two sides talk. I can’t wait to post when the two are on a podcast together.


Jim Cornette Tells His Side Of The Feud Between Him and Vince Russo

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It’s no secret that Jim Cornette does not like Vince Russo and Russo has no love loss for Cornette either. The two men have both went back and forth in interviews over the years over the reason they don’t like each other. There feud began in WWF in the mid nineties both men had Vince Mcmahon’s ear, Cornette was a booker and Russo was the head writer. Cornette wanted to go with a more traditional style of wrestling and Russo wanted to do more shock and sex to appeal to the Male 18-35 demographic. Well we all know who Mcmahon sided with on that hence
The Attitude Era. Cornette was out of a job and Russo was the head writer .

With Russo as the head writer in WWE Vince saw record numbers or ratings, sell outs, and more. After a few years at the head of the writing team, Russo took a job with WCW, he told WCW he was the reason that WWF saw there huge success. After a short time in WCW though it was quickly apparent that Russo’s way of doing things was a bit whacky and the ratings showed that. He did not have anyone like Vince Mcmahon to direct and guide him.

Jim Cornette said that Vince Russo doesn’t know wrestling and destroyed the art of wrestling. Russo said that Cornette is out of touch and does not know what today’s modern fan wants. They shoot at each other back and forth a lot. In this interview Jim gives his side from beginning to end the problem he has with Vince Russo. Next article we will try to get Vince Russo’s side on Jim Cornette.

Ronnie Garvin Shoots On Dusty Rhodes

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“Hands Of Stone” Ronnie Garvin is a former AWA, NWA, and WWF superstar and wrestler. In 1987 Ronnie Garvin had the win of his career by beating the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair for the NWA title. Garvin lost it only two months later at Starrcade 87. The reason why he had such a short stint as champion was due to Crockett wanting Ric Flair to win the title at Starrcade and in order to win it he had to lose it first. So Ronnie was 42 at the time and decided that if he was going to win a major world title now is the time.

After winning the NWA World Title Garvin went on to feud with The Varsity Club with Kevin Sullivan. He turned heel shortly after that by hitting Dusty Rhodes and preventing him from winning Windham’s US Title. Shortly after that Garvin went on to the World Wrestling Federation. Garvin had several encounters with Greg Valentine that made up most of his time in the WWF. Shortly after he started wrestling on the independents.

In this interview with Hannibal TV Ronnie gives his true opinion on Dusty Rhodes. What few people knew about Dusty was that he was the head booker for Crockett Promotions (The National Wrestling Alliance). Ronnie tells us what it was like with Dusty booking the show. If you think its another story of how great Dusty was, your wrong. Ronnie doesn’t have a very high opinion of the way Dusty ran the card. Listen below and tell us what you think.

Steve Austin and Vince Russo Shoots On Damien Sandow

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Steve Austin like we have said is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. Vince Russo is said to be responsible for the greatest time in WWF known as the “The Attitude Era” in the late 90’s when they was competing with WCW in the Monday Night Wars. Many people feel that if it wasn’t for Russo many of the stars that we grew to love and admire wouldn’t have made it as big as they did without Russo’s direction.

Damien Sandow when he first started his run with WWE had the gimmick of an educator sort of like the Genius Lanny Poffo was in the 80’s. Believe it or not though Damien made it work and it started getting over with the fans as lame as the gimmick was. He went on to win the Money In The Bank Match in 2013. After he won the Money In the Bank it appeared his career was taking off until he cashed in his Money In The Bank on Monday Night Raw against John Cena and was beat pretty easily (Made Damien Look Bad).

After it looked like his career was going down the drain, they put him in a tag team with Curtis Axel and they acted like Hulk Hogan and The Macho Man. It shouldn’t have got over but it got over some how and the fans loved it. Hulk Hogan was in the news for saying the “N Word” and that was the end of that gimmick.

The last gimmick he was in was the Miz’s Stunt Double. Again it shouldn’t have got over but Damien made it work again. The guy had all the makings of a great WWE Superstar and could get a broom stick over so what happened to his WWE career. Listen in as Stonecold and Vince Russo elaborate.

Superstar Billy Graham Shoots On Bob Backlund

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Before there was the Hulk Hogan’s and Jesse Ventura’s in the world of wrestling, there was Superstar Billy Graham. Superstar was one of the most copied wrestlers ever and he was way ahead of his time. Without him  you would never have had Hulk Hogan’s persona of the 27 inch pythons, the bandanna’s and later on his career the feather boa, and of course is emphasis on the word “brother”. Graham rose to the top of professional wrestling by beating one of the greatest champions of all time for the belt, The Living Legend Bruno Sammartino.

Superstar continued to do what Bruno did before him and that was have sell out crowds and legendary matches. Superstar was a heel though and the people where paying to see him get beat, although later in his title run the fans where starting to cheer for him more and more. After having the title for a little more than a year, WWWF owner Vince Mcmahon Sr. decided he wanted to put the belt on a more wholesome and All American Bob Backlund. So a year into to his title reign Bob Backlund beat Superstar Billy Graham on February 20th, 1978 for the WWWF title and held that title for over 5 years until Iron Sheik beat him in 1983.

In this interview with Hannibal TV Superstar Billy Graham gives his honest opinion of Bob Backlund. He talks about when Vince decided he was going to take the title off of him. He also discusses what Bruno Sammartino thought of the title change and more. It’s an interesting excerpt from a good interview. Let us know what you think below.

Jim Ross Shoots On Dean Ambrose Being World Champion

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Even though Jim has been out of the WWE for quit some time, he still is in tune with the product and watches it weekly. Not only was the color commentator if not the greatest color commentator the sport has ever seen he also has a mind for the business. If anyone besides Vince Mcmahon could run a wrestling company I believe it would be Jim Ross.

Recently in the WWE it has undergone some huge changes within a small amount of time. There champion Roman Reigns was dethroned of his WWE title at “Money In The Bank” by Seth Rollins. He was beat cleanly by the heel. Then as Seth was celebrating. The Money in The Bank Winner Dean Ambrose came out and cashed in his contract for a WWE title match and he won. All three members of the Shield was WWE champion in the same night.

Even though Dean is over with the fans, he has had some set backs this year. His match with Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania poorly booked him and even though Brock should’ve won the match it shouldn’t have been so much of a squash match. It made Dean look very weak.

With that behind him though he is now the current face of the WWE product. Good Ol’ Jr gives his thoughts on Dean Ambrose and if he should be WWE Champion. He also talks about WWE booking and if it was a wise ideal to put the title on Ambrose. It’s an interesting interview that if you get a chance you should listen to below.


The Godfather Shoot On The Ultimate Warrior, Triple H and The Rock

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Charles Wright or as he is formly known “The Godfather” had a few gimmics before The Godfather one stuck. His first major gimmick in the WWF was Papa Shango, Shango was a voodoo doctor who could cast spells and make people sick. Shortly after his debut as Shango Wright was thrown into the main event spotlight with Sid Vicious, Hulk Hogan, and The Ultimate Warrior. As Shango interferred in the Sid Vicious vs. Hulk Hogan match at Wrestlemania 8 (I might add that Shango messed up and came to the ring too late). So there began his feud with the legendary and late Ultimate Warrior.

After the Papa Shango character didn’t get over, Charles was transformed into a prize figher or a ultimate fighter by the name of Kama. Kama when he first was introduced was apart of Ted Dibasese’s faction, his main feud at this time was with the Undertaker. After that Kama disappeared from WWF .

Around 1997 Kama reappeared again using the name Kama Mustafa and was put into the Nation of Domination along side Rocky Mavia, Mark Henry, D’Lo Brown among others. Around this time Rocky Mavia started using the name The Rock. Kama started being referred to as “The Godfather” of the Nation of Domination. They feuded with other factions in the WWF. Among those factions was Degeneration X.  Degeneration X was lead by none other than a up and coming Triple H.

So Charles has wrestled along side some big names in wrestling and he was there to watch them catapult into success. In this interview he was asked about The Ultimate Warrior, Rock, and Triple H and what he saw in them. It’s an interesting interview from The Godfather. Let us know what you think.


Kevin Nash Shoots On Working With Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart

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Kevin Nash is one of the greatest big men in the history of wrestling. Kevin rose to fame in the World Wrestling Federation has Big Daddy Cool Diesel. After a short time in the Federation Diesel went on to became a the IC Champ and then a short time later he won the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship from Bob Backlund in a house show (the last time the WWF title changed hands in a dark match). He was apart of a well known backstage group known as the kliq with Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman. The kliq called the shots in WWF from what various sources said.

During Kevin’s run in the WWF he wrestled with and along side both Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart. Both Michaels and Hart are known as WWE/F ‘s greatest wrestlers ever. The two men where very competitive with each other. Often feuding backstage and it’s even said that the two fist fought in the back before. In one of the greatest real life shoots in professional wrestling, Shawn Michaels beat Bret Hart in what’s now known as the Montreal Screwjob when Bret was leaving for WCW.

In this interview Kevin talks about Shawn and Bret and what it was like working with both. Keep in mind though Kevin is still one of Shawn’s best friends so the view might be kinda skewed. But still he trys to give an honest look at both men’s careers. Let us know what you think below.