Brian Adias Shoot Interview

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We have only read and heard about one of the most controversial territories in wrestling history. But what would it have been like to live it? RF Video is excited to sit down with a former World Class Championship Wrestling alumni and Von Erich family friend. RF Video is proud to present our newest Shoot Interview with Brian Adias.

Brian has a unique perspective on the Von Erich family. Brian grew up with Kerry Von Erich and was a friend of the family since his youth. Brian was there to experience the ups and downs with one of wrestling’s first families. Brian has some great stories he tells us about the family from his high school years and about what Kerry was like growing up.

Brian spent a lot of years on the road before headlining Star Wars. Brian talks about all of his travels around the country. Brian talks about working as a young wrestler in the Mid Atlantic region. How was he treated by his peers? Who mentored Brian in the area? How close did he remain with the Von Erich family? Brian has some great road stories from his travels.

The highlights of this interview come when talking about World Class. Brian was there in the peak years and the down years. Brian compares all of the eras and has some great anecdotes from each era. Brian talks about Fritz and the complexities of being a father and a promoter. Brian also gives some great insight on many of the talent that came through World Class during his years in the area.

Brian also gives his candid thoughts on the Von Erich family demons and drug abuse. Who does Brian think was to blame? What happened the night Kevin passed out in the middle of a match? How did the Von Erich boys change with success? Did he ever step up and express his concerns to Fritz? Brian gives a side that we have never heard=2 0before from not only a co-worker, but a family friend.

Brian is exceptionally insightful when he talks about his high school friend Kerry. Brian tells a shocking story about what Kerry said at one of his brother’s funerals. Brian also talks about the changes in Kerry. Brian talks about the suicide and signals he saw leading up to that fateful day. Brian also talks about what could have helped Kerry from going down that road. Brian’s stories about Kerry are simply riveting.

In addition to his association with the Von Erichs, Brian talks about all of the great names he encountered throughout his career. World Class fans will undoubtedly love this interview as they talk a walk down Texas memory lane. It is with great excitement that RF Video presents the Brian Adias Shoot Interview.

Were you a wrestling fan growing up
Who did you enjoy watching
Is it true that you did go to school with Kerry
Memories of Kerry in school
Did he ever talk about wanting to wrestle
How strong was he at this time
How did you get into the business
What was the training like
What was the biggest misconception of the business that you had
What was the hardest thing in training
How soon did you smarten up
Was Fritz a tough trainer
How much did Fritz kayfabe early on
Early memories of Kevin
Memories of your first match
Did anyone mentor you early on
How did you wind up in the Mid Atlantic area
Thoughts on Jim Crockett
Who was the booker at this time
Memories of Ric Flair
Memories of Rick Steamboat
Memories of Dusty Rhodes
Who did you travel with
Who did you enjoy working with most
Who did you enjoy working with least
What was the travel schedule like
How were young guys like you treated
Were you in contact with Fritz at all during this time
Fav matches from that time period
Did any of the vets mentor you
Did you make any longstanding friendships from that time
Early memories of your days in World Class
Memories of matches with Bill Irwin
Memories of the Von Erich boys from this time
Could you tell that something special was happening here
Memories of Jimmy Garvin
How did business change after Star Wars when the Freebirds turned on the Von Erichs
How did you get into Portland
Is it true that his brother used to bet on shoots or matches or something like that
Any good Don Owens stories
Memories of your first matches there
How did you develop your promos
Did you encounter racism early on
Who did you ride with
Any good road stories
Memories of Buddy Rose
Memories of the Grappler
Memories of Rip Oilver
Who were your fav and least fav opponents
Fav guys to travel with
Is it true that you had to drop a letter from your last name
Who came up with Brian Adidas/Adias
Memories of Dynamite Kid
Memories of Curt Hennig
How did you wind up wrestling in Canada
Did you like it
Memories of matches with Ivan Koloff
How did you wind up in Southwest
Memories of Joe Blanchard
Initial memories of Tully Blanchard
Who was the first promoter to see potential in you
Memories of Gino Hernandez
Good road stories
Favorite matches
Did you prefer to stay in Texas
Memories of matches with the Grappler
How did you wind up back in World Class
Did Fritz treat you differently now that you were a seasoned wrestler
How had the Von Erichs changed
The drug use by the Von Erichs has been legendary over the years. Do you think it has been overstated or were there serious problems.
Did you ever try and talk to them as friends
Had Kerry changed a lot
How much did Kerry change after the accident
Iceman Parsons in his shoot blamed Doris for their drug abuse. Do you agree?
Do you think Fritz was oblivious or he knew
Do you think Fritz should have went national
Did WWE ever approach you
Memories of matches with Buzz Sawyer
What was it like to wrestle with or against the boys in terms of heat and fan reactions
Memories teaming with Iceman Parsons
Memories of the Freebirds
Any good Freebird stories
Memories of matches with Mark Lewin
Memories of Bruiser Brody
Memories of Gary Hart
Who was your favorite booker
Memories of your run against Kevin
Was Kevin a stiff wrestler
Did you like working heel
Memories of Al Madril
Memories of Chris Adams
Memories of John Tatum and Missy Hyatt
Memories of Rick Rude
Memories of the Ultimate Warrior and wrestling him
Memories of matches with Mike Von Erich
Do you think Mike wanted to wrestle
Memories of matches with Tony Atlas
Memories of matches with Kerry
Memories of Iron Sheik when he came in
What happened the night Kevin collapsed in the match in Ft. Worth
How did things change when Mike died
Did the wrestlers worry about the boys
How did things change when Ken Mantell started booking
Did you like the Wild West feud
How did Kerry change after the accident
Memories of matches with Buddy Landell
Memories of matches with Abdullah the Butcher
How did you wind up in Global
Did you think itd succeed
How did you wind up in Global
Whyd Global fail
Memories of Mick Foley and Scott Levy from Global
Memories of a young John Hawk
Did you like doing the biker gimmick
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
Have you watched any of the documentaries on World Class
Where were you when you found out about Kerry’s death
Is it hard to adjust to life after pro wrestling
What do you do today
Fav and least fav guys to work with
Fav ribs and road stories
Favorite ribs
How did you wind up back last year
Do you still have a passion for the business
What do you miss most and least about being a full time wrestler