New Shoot Interview DVD out with 1980s WWF headliner King Kong Bundy
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Former 1980s WWF wrestler King Kong Bundy has a new Shoot DVD interview out covering his career in the territory era leading to his run with Hulk Hogan in WWE.
Pro Wrestling Diary recorded the shoot interview with Bundy. They're advertising it as "one of the most explosive shoot interviews ever."
Bundy chronicles his runs throughout the territories of Texas, Mid South, the Carolinas and everywhere in between. And, of course, his run on top with the WWE - most notably headlining WrestleMania II vs. Hulk Hogan as well as his hot feud with Andre the Giant.
Radican's Notes: I will be publishing a review of Bundy's shoot in the near future. The DVD is currently available for purchase through Pro Wrestling Diary and features over four hours of footage on two discs.
RADICAN'S DVD REVIEW SERIES, "TINY" (ZEUS) LISTER SHOOT INTERVIEW
PWDiary's shoot with Tiny Lister is a crazy ride from start to finish. Watching the shoot, you're never quite sure if Tiny is going to kill the interviewer or tell another story about a famous person he's known. Lister's shoot covers much more territory than just his days wrestling as "Zeus" in the WWE.
One of the most interesting parts of the interview is when Lister talks about working with young children and talking to them about integrity. Lister says he speaks to young children all the time about the dangers of drinking and doing drugs.
When Lister isn't talking about drinking, he's taking credit for getting President Obama elected into the White House. It's never quite clear whether Lister is serious or joking, but he comes off as a complete lunatic during these segments of the interview.
To the shock of everyone, Lister admits he wasn't a wrestler when he was brought into the WWE by Hulk Hogan. Lister said he was able to get through his time in WWE because Hogan, Sensational Sherri, and Randy Savage took care of him.
Lister eventually followed Hogan to WCW and he discusses his time there. "When you work with Hulk, you're going to get paid," said Lister of working in WCW. Lister is asked about whether or not other wrestlers were jealous of the pushes he got in WCW and WWE. His answers are interesting and give you a glimpse into the power structures of both companies.
Lister is clearly proud about the numerous roles he's had in various movies, as he drops names constantly. The real highlight of the shoot is Lister legitimately scaring the living daylights out of the interview several times. I laughed as Lister forced the interviewer, to raise his hand in order to ask him a question. At other points during the interview, Lister yells at the production people off camera.
This was a legitimately entertaining shoot given how unpredictable Lister is. The production values are fantastic once again as they were with PWDiary's shoot with Sgt. Slaughter, as there are transitions between shots, pictures, and multiple camera angles. I give this shoot a strong recommendation if you're looking to be entertained for a couple of hours.
RADICAN'S DVD REVIEW SERIES
PWDIARY'S SGT. SLAUGHTER SHOOT INTERVIEW
RELEASED BY PWDIARY.COM
BY SEAN RADICAN, TORCH COLUMNIST
The Sgt. Slaughter Shoot Interview is among the best looking shoot interviews I've ever seen from a production standpoint. The Slaughter Shoot interview comes packaged in a 2 disc set and lasts for nearly 4 hours.
Most of the first disc covers Slaughter's various gimmicks while working in the territories and most notably the AWA before adopting the Sgt. Slaughter persona and heading to the WWE. Slaughter is simply fascinating to listen to as he recounts the beginning of his career and the various personas he had before becoming Sgt. Slaughter.
PWDiary did a fantastic job with production during this portion of the interview as photos of Slaughter's various gimmicks were shown while he discussed them. Slaughter also brought one of his old U.S. title belts and he tells some great stories about the belt as it's displayed up close for the viewer to look at it.
The second disc is where Slaughter begins recounting his beginnings of his Sgt. Slaughter gimmick and the impression it made on Vince McMahon Sr. He also talks about some of his feuds during that time and the heat he was able to get with his character against the likes of the Iron Sheik and others.
One of the most interesting parts of this release is Slaughter's discussion of whether or not he regretted leaving the WWE at one point to go back to the AWA. Slaughter looks back at that time and has a lot of interesting things to say about his tenure in AWA before going back to the WWE that fans of that particular era will find very interesting.
One of my favorite angles that took place while I was growing up was when Slaughter as the then WWF Champion adopted the persona of an Iraqi sympathizer and headlined WrestleMania VII against Hulk Hogan. I had so many memories of that angle and listening to Slaughter talk about what went into making that angle was very interesting to listen to. There was even some interesting comparisons made by Slaughter in relation to the Mohammad Hassan and why Hassan was never able to make his gimmick work, although Slaughter wasn't correct in his assessment of why Hassan's character never worked.
Slaughter also talks about his involvement with G.I. Joe and tells some interesting stories about some of the biggest backstage happenings in the WWE from his perspective while working backstage as an agent. While Slaughter doesn't have a lot of bad things to say about anyone, he certainly manages to keep the interview engaging throughout and even discusses his current role in the WWE towards the end of the interview.
As I stated earlier, this shoot looks fantastic and is just a shade below Wade Keller's Ultimate Insider's DVDs from a production standpoint. The shoot is shot from multiple camera angles and the photos blended in while Slaughter is talking really add to the stories he tells. It's obvious this shoot had a lot of money put into it, as it comes across like something you could buy at a major retail not only because of the production, but also because of the artwork.
Overall thoughts: I give this shoot a high recommendation. It's the best shoot interview release in 2009. KayfabeCommentaries doesn't do straight shoot interviews, but this shoot fits the bill and more if that's what you're looking for. Sgt. Slaughter has never done a shoot interview, so this is a great place for fans of his career to go to hear a lot of great road stories, backstage stories, and Slaughters thoughts about everything that has happened during his career.
You can purchase this release by visiting PWDIARY'S ONLINE STORE
By- Chris Cash
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