Black Bart Shoot Interview

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When you think of Texas bad asses, there is only one true cowboy and his by far one of the toughest man who has ever stepped inside the squared circle. That man? Black Bart. This is one shoot where you do not need to necessarily be a fan of Bart to enjoy all the wild, and revealing stories that pack this DVD. Every fan of NWA and Fritz Von Erich’s World Class are going to love Bart’s pull-no-punches approach to story telling and you’ll be picking your jaw up off the floor throughout.

Bart knocked us all dead in the RF VIDEO studios and all of us agree it is one of the most entertaining shoots in years. We guarantee this one is a keeper and it starts out on a high note with Bart talking about how he broke into the business and paid his dues the old school way. Just wait until you hear the story about Bart working a young Brutus Beefcake and why Beefcake was legit crying backstage after the match. And then there is the story of Bart, Sgt. Slaughter, and Don Kernodle in a limo being chased on the highway by rednecks. Just incredible stuff and all of were shocked and how great Bart could weave a story. This is exactly what shoot interviews were intended to be, sometimes hilarious, sometimes shocking, but always entertaining.

Bart’s relationship with Dusty Rhodes, his brutal matches against Black Jack Mulligan, why Eddie Graham committed suicide, Kevin Sullivan living his gimmick, and what Vince McMahon did to him after refusing a WWF job offer are just a sample of the fantastic stories you will hear on this DVD. If you like Von Erich stories, and what wrestling fan doesn’t, than this is one interview you will want to watch as Bart has nothing to lose and talks about all the infamous drug stories. This is possibly the first interview ever that goes into great detail on the subject of David Von Erich’s OD in Japan as Bart was with David on that infamous tour.

We cover anything and everything on this incredible shoot, ranging from Crockett and the NWA to working with the Necro Butcher (and you won’t believe what Bart says on that particular subject). Tons of major scoops are revealed and when challenge any nay-sayer to sample the first ten minutes of this interview and not get hooked. It’s THAT GOOD!
Howd you get started
Was the training more difficult than you thought
Is it true you trained for 3 years before you wrestled
Is it true that you tried to get into the Dallas territory
What was the kayfabe like for a young guy back then
Memories of working for Jim Crockett early in your career
Did anyone mentor you back then
Talk about paying your dues back then
Thoughts on Jim Crockett
Memories of wrestling a young Ed Leslie in the Crockett area
What was it like to watch guys like Steamboat, Flair, Dory Funk, Jack Brisco, Roddy Piper on a nightly basis
You wrestled on the undercard of the famous Steamboat/Youngvblood-Slaughter/Kernoodle match, legend has it that thousands were turned away. What do you remember about it
Memories of the Alabama territory
Memories of the Armstrongs
Who gave you the name Black Bart
Memories of matches with Rick Gibson
Memories of matches with Buck Robley
When did you meet Ron Bass
How did you wind up in Florida
Whos idea was it to put you with Ron Bass
Memories of JJ Dillon
Memories of Dusty
Thoughts on Dusty as a booker
Thoughts on Eddie Graham
Memories of matches with Windham and Rotunda
How hot was the Florida territory
Memories of Blackjack Mulligan
Memories of matches with Mike Davis
Memories of teaming with Kendo Nagasaki
Memories of Billy Jack Haynes
Memories of Kevin Sullivan
Favorite road trips
Memories of when Superstar Graham came through
Memories of when you found out that Eddie Graham had died
Billy Jack thinks Eddie killed himself because Dusty left the area and took his guys, your thoughts
Memories of when JYD would come through
Memories of when Ric Flair would come through
Memories teaming with Angelo Mosca
How did you wind up leaving and going to Crockett
How different was it then coming back as a name now
Memories of matches with Ron Garvin
When did you get your confidence as a wrestler
Memories wrestling Dusty and Manny Fernandez
Memories wrestling Ricky Steamboat
Memories of Magnum TA
Memories of matches with Sam Houston
Memories working with Bob Backlund
Memories of matches with Dick Slater
Did you notice a lot of politics being played between Flair and Dusty
Memories of the Bunkhouse Stampedes
Do you think you would have been pushed more if Ron Bass stuck around
Memories of matches with Buzz Sawyer
Memories of your match with Ron Bass at Starrcade
Is it true that everyone was stiffed on their Starrcade 85 payoffs
Memories of matches with Terry Taylor
Whod you like to travel with in the territory after Ron Bass left
Were you surprised Ron went to the WWF
You left in 1987 and went to World Class, how did that come about
Was Dusty upset that you gave notice
Initial impressions of Fritz Von Erich
How bad was the drug scene involving the Von Erichs
Memories of matches with the Von Erichs
Memories of matches with Jim Hellwig in Texas
Are you surprised that he went as far as he did
Memories of matches with Bruiser Brody
Memories of matches with Chris Adams
As someone who always wanted to wrestle in Dallas, what was that like for you
Howd you wind up back in Crocketts territory
How had things changed
Was there a rivalry in the locker room between the UWF and the Crockett clique
Memories of teaming with Eddie Gilbert
Memories of teaming with Big Bubba
Memories of matches with Steve Williams
You wound up back in World Class in 1988. How did that come about
How bad of shape was the territory in as compared to the last time you were there
Could you tell something was different about Kerry this time around with a fake foot
Why do you think World Class never turned around
Memories of Ken Mantell
Do you think Fritz was out of touch
Memories of matches with Bill Irwin
Memories of Dusty’s PWF
Memories of teaming with Bobby Jaggers
Memories of a young Dustin Rhodes
Memories of wrestling in Memphis
What happened when you were called for a tryout by Ron Bass to the WWF
Do you regret it
What happened when Vince called you again
Did it bother you that you werent pushed
What do you remember about the night you were let go by Vince
How did you wind up back in WCW
Memories of the Desperados
How did you wind up in Global
Whyd Global fail
Memories of Mick Foley and Scott Levy from Global
Memories of training Bobby Duncam Jr
Memories of a young John Hawk
Memories training the Steiners
Memories training Sting
Memories training Necro Butcher
In an interview you said that Vince sent some people after you to see if you were a switch hitter, can you elaborate on that
What happened between you and Necro the night you two had your fallout
Are you surprised at how things turned out for him
Memories working with the Undertaker before he got the gimmick
Now your son wants to wrestle, your thoughts
You are coming back from a back injury, how did that happen
How hard was the recovery
What makes someone a good heel in your opinion
Is there anyone that made it that surprised you and is there anyone who didn’t make it who you thought would
Do you still watch wrestling
What are your thoughts on all of the deaths of the past few years and which in particular hit you hardest
Do you want to write a book
What do you think about the media attention pro wrestling is getting now in regards to drug abuse
Do people recognize you
Fav and least fav guys to work with
Fav ribs and road stories
Thoughts on the lack of kayfabe today
What do you miss most and least about being a full time wrestler