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Wrestling Shoot Interviews

  • "Nick Bockwinkel: The Champion's Shoot Interview"

    20 JUN. 2024 · Welcome to "Nick Bockwinkel: The Champion's Shoot Interview," a deep dive into the illustrious career of one of wrestling's most sophisticated and skilled performers, Nick Bockwinkel. As a long-time AWA Champion, owner of Houston Wrestling, and WWE Hall of Famer, Bockwinkel's legacy in the wrestling world is nothing short of legendary. In this compelling one-part shoot interview, we explore the life and career of Nick Bockwinkel, from his early days in the business to his reign as the AWA World Heavyweight Champion. Known for his technical prowess and eloquent promos, Bockwinkel set the standard for what a champion should be. With exclusive interviews and rare insights, we uncover the stories behind his greatest matches and feuds with legends like Verne Gagne and Hulk Hogan. Bockwinkel's influence extended beyond the ring as he took ownership of Houston Wrestling, shaping the promotion with his keen business acumen and wrestling expertise. His contributions to the industry earned him a rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame, cementing his status as a true icon. Join us as we celebrate the life and career of Nick Bockwinkel, exploring the highs, lows, and unforgettable moments that define his legendary status in professional wrestling. This podcast offers fans a unique opportunity to hear from the man himself, reflecting on his remarkable journey and enduring impact on the sport.
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  • "The Killer Tim Brooks Shoot Interview - Part 2: Battling Through the Ages"

    20 JUN. 2024 · In the second installment of "The Killer Tim Brooks Shoot Interview: Battling Through the Ages," we continue our journey through the storied career of Killer Tim Brooks, focusing on his peak years and contributions to the wrestling industry. Brooks' career was defined by memorable battles and alliances with some of wrestling's biggest names, including his legendary feuds with Bruiser Brody and matches in promotions such as World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and Mid-South Wrestling. We'll explore his time in these territories, his wrestling style that captivated fans, and the stories behind some of his most iconic matches. Through candid interviews, Brooks reflects on his experiences, the evolution of his in-ring persona, and the friendships and rivalries that shaped his career. We also delve into his life after wrestling, including his training school where he mentored the next generation of wrestlers. Join us for an unfiltered and engaging look at the legacy of Killer Tim Brooks, a true icon of professional wrestling.
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  • "The Killer Tim Brooks Shoot Interview - Part 1: Brawling Beginnings"

    20 JUN. 2024 · Welcome to "The Killer Tim Brooks Shoot Interview - Part 1: Brawling Beginnings," where we explore the life and career of the rugged and relentless wrestler Killer Tim Brooks. Known for his fierce brawling style and larger-than-life persona, Brooks carved out a significant place in wrestling history. In this first episode, we delve into Brooks' early years, from his humble beginnings to his rise in the wrestling world. A student of the legendary Dory Funk Jr., Brooks quickly made a name for himself with his unyielding toughness and ability to captivate audiences. Through exclusive shoot interviews, Killer Tim Brooks shares stories from his early days in various wrestling territories, including his intense matches and feuds that helped him build a formidable reputation. This episode offers an inside look at the foundation of a career that would span decades and leave a lasting impact on professional wrestling.
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    "The Erik Watts Shoot Interview - Part 2: Forging His Own Path"

    20 JUN. 2024 · In the second part of "The Erik Watts Shoot Interview: Forging His Own Path," we continue to trace Erik's journey as he navigates the turbulent waters of professional wrestling. After his controversial tenure in WCW, Erik sought to prove himself beyond the accusations of nepotism. Erik ventured into WWF, where he faced new challenges and opportunities to redefine his career. His journey didn't stop there; he also made notable appearances in TNA, where he continued to showcase his talents. Throughout this episode, Erik discusses his experiences in these major promotions, the highs and lows, and the personal growth that came with them. We'll also hear about Erik's reflections on his father's legacy, the influence of wrestling legends he grew up around, and his views on the evolution of the wrestling industry. Join us for an unfiltered and engaging look at Erik Watts' quest to forge his own path in professional wrestling.
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    "The Erik Watts Shoot Interview - Part 1: Rising in the Shadows"

    20 JUN. 2024 · Welcome to "The Erik Watts Shoot Interview - Part 1: Rising in the Shadows," where we delve into the fascinating career of second-generation wrestler Erik Watts. As the son of the legendary Cowboy Bill Watts, Erik's journey in professional wrestling was marked by high expectations and intense scrutiny. In this first episode, we explore Erik's early life, growing up alongside wrestling royalty like Dustin Rhodes and under the shadow of his father's massive influence in the industry. Erik's athletic prowess was evident early on, as he excelled as a quarterback at the University of Louisville. However, it was in the wrestling ring where he sought to make his mark. When his father took the helm at Ted Turner's WCW and Dusty Rhodes was on the booking team, Erik received a significant push. He squared off against wrestling legends like Arn Anderson of the Four Horsemen, but the fans perceived this as nepotism, leading to mixed reactions. Through candid shoot interviews, Erik shares his perspective on these early challenges, the lessons learned, and his determination to step out of his father's shadow. Locker fights with Ravishing Rick Rude and secret friendship with Sting.
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    "Inside the Ropes: The Jim Cornette Shoot Interview

    20 JUN. 2024 · Welcome to "Inside the Ropes: The Jim Cornette Shoot Interview - Part 1," where we dive into the storied career of one of wrestling’s most outspoken and influential figures, Jim Cornette. In this first episode, we explore Cornette's early beginnings, his rise to fame, and his impact as a manager and booker. Jim Cornette's journey in professional wrestling began in the 1980s, where his sharp wit and managerial prowess quickly set him apart. As the mastermind behind the legendary tag team, The Midnight Express, Cornette's innovative booking and fiery promos made him a staple in promotions like Jim Crockett Promotions and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Through exclusive shoot interviews, Cornette shares his experiences working with legends like Bobby Eaton, Dennis Condrey, and Stan Lane, and details the behind-the-scenes stories that defined his early career. This episode offers a captivating look at the rise of a wrestling icon and the creative genius that fueled his success. From his tenure at Smoky Mountain Wrestling, where he nurtured future stars, to his controversial and impactful roles in WWF (now WWE) and TNA, Cornette provides candid insights into the challenges and triumphs of running a wrestling promotion. He also delves into his time with Ring of Honor (ROH), his outspoken commentary on modern wrestling, and his unfiltered opinions that continue to resonate with fans. This episode culminates with a discussion of his extensive body of work, including his podcasts and written contributions to the wrestling world. Join us for an unvarnished look at the legacy of Jim Cornette, a true wrestling legend.
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  • "Behind the Curtain: The J.J. Dillon Shoot Interview - Part 2"

    20 JUN. 2024 · In the second part of "Behind the Curtain: The J.J. Dillon Shoot Interview," we continue our journey through J.J. Dillon's remarkable career, focusing on his behind-the-scenes contributions and his life after the Four Horsemen. Dillon played a pivotal role in the operations of Jim Crockett Promotions and later WCW, helping to shape the direction of the wrestling industry during the 1980s and 1990s. Through candid interviews, Dillon shares insights into the challenges of running a wrestling promotion, his interactions with wrestling legends, and the high-stakes decisions that influenced some of the most memorable moments in wrestling history. We also delve into his life after wrestling, including his work with WWE and his critically acclaimed autobiography, "Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls." Dillon’s reflections provide a rare glimpse into the complexities and triumphs of a career spent shaping professional wrestling.
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  • "Behind the Curtain: The J.J. Dillon Shoot Interview - Part 1"

    20 JUN. 2024 · Welcome to "Behind the Curtain: The J.J. Dillon Shoot Interview - Part 1," where we embark on an in-depth exploration of the illustrious career of James J. Dillon, one of the most influential figures in professional wrestling history. In this first installment, we trace Dillon's journey from his early days as a wrestler to his transition into a managerial role that would define his legacy. J.J. Dillon began his career in the 1960s, wrestling in various territories and honing his craft. However, it was his move to the role of manager that truly showcased his talents. As the strategic mind behind the legendary Four Horsemen, Dillon's influence was felt both inside and outside the ring. Through exclusive shoot interviews, Dillon recounts his early wrestling days, his managerial strategies, and the formation of the Four Horsemen, detailing the dynamics between Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, and other key members. This episode offers a fascinating look at the rise of one of wrestling's most iconic factions and the mastermind behind it.
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  • "Breaking the Chains: The Ivan Koloff Shoot - Part 2

    20 JUN. 2024 · In the second installment of "Breaking the Chains: The Ivan Koloff Chronicles," we continue our journey through the storied career of Ivan Koloff, focusing on his incredible run with his kayfabe nephew, Nikita Koloff, in Jim Crockett Promotions' Mid-Atlantic NWA. Fueled by the national expansion rivalry between Ted Turner's TBS station and Vince McMahon's WWF, this era was marked by intense competition and unforgettable wrestling moments. Ivan and Nikita Koloff, known collectively as The Russian Team, became one of the most feared tag teams in wrestling history. Through candid interviews, Ivan Koloff reveals the secrets behind their in-ring chemistry, the storylines that captivated fans, and the behind-the-scenes dynamics of working in the Crockett promotion during the 1980s. This episode delves into the battles, alliances, and rivalries that defined this period, showcasing the passion and determination that kept the Koloff name at the forefront of professional wrestling.
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  • Breaking the Chains: The Ivan Koloff Shoot - Part 1

    20 JUN. 2024 · Breaking the Chains: The Ivan Koloff Shoot - Part 1 Welcome to "Breaking the Chains: The Ivan Koloff Shoot - Part 1," a thrilling deep dive into the life and career of the legendary Russian Bear, Ivan Koloff. In this first installment, we focus on one of the most shocking moments in wrestling history: Ivan Koloff's victory over Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF Championship. This monumental win ended Sammartino's historic seven-year reign and solidified Koloff as a formidable force in professional wrestling. Through exclusive shoot interviews, Ivan Koloff shares his experiences and insights from that fateful night in Madison Square Garden, detailing the intense build-up, the match itself, and the aftermath that rocked the wrestling world. We'll also explore his early career, the development of his Russian Bear persona, and his rise to prominence in the WWWF during the 1970s. This episode offers a rare glimpse into the mind of a wrestling legend and the era that shaped his legacy.
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Welcome to "Wrestling Shoot Interviews," the podcast that takes you behind the curtain of the squared circle, featuring raw and uncensored conversations with the biggest names and personalities in the...

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Welcome to "Wrestling Shoot Interviews," the podcast that takes you behind the curtain of the squared circle, featuring raw and uncensored conversations with the biggest names and personalities in the industry. From legends of the ring to the architects behind the scenes, we cover the entire spectrum of professional wrestling's rich history and dynamic present.Dive into the world of Ox Baker, whose fearsome presence and Heart Punch left fans in awe, and journey through the strategic mind of Bill Watts, a master promoter and wrestler. Revel in the tales of the New World Order (NWO)'s dominance and Bret "The Hitman" Hart's technical prowess, which have captivated fans worldwide.But our canvas stretches even wider, bringing in voices like Missy Hyatt, whose pioneering persona shattered glass ceilings, and Shawn Michaels, whose in-ring storytelling is unparalleled. Hear from "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair on his illustrious career and the life lessons learned from decades on top, and Roddy Piper, whose charisma and intensity brought psychology and entertainment to new heights.Sting's transformation and enduring legacy, Sabu's death-defying style, and Rob Van Dam's innovative offense are all dissected here. We delve into the minds of Tod Gordon and Paul Heyman, the visionaries who revolutionized the industry with ECW, and Jake "The Snake" Roberts, whose dark charisma and psychological warfare left an indelible mark on fans and peers alike.Hear heartfelt stories from Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, insights from the controversial Scott Steiner, and reflections from the enigmatic Ultimate Warrior. Explore the strategic minds of Jim Cornette and Vince Russo, polar opposites whose impacts on wrestling are still debated today.Dusty Rhodes shares tales from the road and his vision for the sport, while Raven discusses the art of character work and storytelling. Sunny and Missy Hyatt open up about their experiences as pioneering women in wrestling, breaking barriers and setting the stage for future generations.From the unforgettable Kamala to the managerial genius of Gary Hart, from the high-flying Koko B. Ware to the hardcore legend Axl Rotten,"Wrestling Shoot Interviews: Legends and Trailblazers" is your unparalleled podcast series that offers an immersive journey into the lives, careers, and uncensored stories of professional wrestling's most iconic figures and unsung heroes. Each episode is a deep dive into the history, controversies, and legendary moments that have shaped the world of wrestling.The Legacy of Black Jack Mulligan - Explore the rugged life of Black Jack Mulligan, a true giant of the ring known for his imposing size and wild brawls that captivated audiences across the globe.Inside the Mind of Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan - Delve into the genius of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, the greatest manager in wrestling history, whose wit and wisdom transcended the sport.Tony Schiavone - The Voice of Wrestling - Listen to the stories of Tony Schiavone, whose distinctive voice narrated some of wrestling's most memorable moments, and his journey through the golden eras of WCW and beyond.Jesse 'The Body' Ventura - From the Ring to the Governor's Mansion - Discover the multifaceted career of Jesse Ventura, from his time as a colorful and outspoken wrestler to his tenure as the Governor of Minnesota.The Iron Sheik - Unbridled and Unmatched - Hear from the Iron Sheik, a symbol of patriotism and villainy, whose real-life struggles and triumphs are as compelling as his character in the ring.The Honky Tonk Man - Wrestling's Greatest Intercontinental Champion - Relive the reign of The Honky Tonk Man, whose charisma and controversy made him wrestling's greatest Intercontinental Champion.Fit Finlay and Steve Regal - The Craftsmen - Learn from the stories of Fit Finlay and "Lord" Steven Regal, two of the industry's greatest technicians, whose contributions to wrestling's art form span decades.The King's Court with Jerry Lawler - Enter the court of Jerry "The King" Lawler, a legend who reigned supreme in Memphis and battled Andy Kaufman in a feud that blurred the lines between entertainment and reality.Superstar Billy Graham and Bill Dundee - The Pioneers - Experience the charisma and influence of Superstar Billy Graham and "Superstar" Bill Dundee, whose flamboyant styles and promo skills set the standard for future generations.The Darkness of Kevin Sullivan and New Jack - Venture into the dark corners with Kevin Sullivan, the master of psychological terror, and New Jack, whose hardcore style and no-holds-barred interviews pushed the limits of violence and storytelling.The Road Warriors - The Legion of Doom - Join the ride with The Road Warriors, Hawk and Animal, whose sheer power and iconic look dominated tag team wrestling and left an indelible mark on the industry.Macho Man and The Dragon - Rivalries That Defined Wrestling - Feel the intensity of "Macho Man" Randy Savage and "Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat," whose legendary rivalry and WrestleMania III match are etched in wrestling lore.The Nasty Boys and The Sandman - The Rule Breakers - Get up close with The Nasty Boys and The Sandman, embodiments of chaos and rebellion whose unconventional styles and personas captivated fans of the hardcore genre."Wrestling Shoot Interviews: Legends and Trailblazers" goes beyond the ring to uncover the real stories, the unseen struggles, and the personal victories of those who lived to tell their tales. Join us as we document the journeys of these icons, providing wrestling fans with an unfiltered look into the industry's past, present, and future. 
"Wrestling Shoot Interviews" leaves no stone unturned, offering fans an all-access pass to the personalities that have shaped the world of professional wrestling.Join us as we explore the triumphs, the heartaches, the controversies, and the untold stories behind the spectacle. "Wrestling Shoot Interviews" is your definitive source for the real stories of wrestling's icons, told in their own words. This is the heart, soul, and raw emotion of wrestling, unfiltered and unleashed.
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