Chris Kanyon Shoot Interview

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One of the most controversial professional wrestlers over the last decade has been Chris Kanyon. As one of the most recognized utility players in WCW, Kanyon is remembered as having some of the hottest matches during WCW’s hottest period. Kanyon has also made headlines as of late as being one of the first openly gay wrestlers. Kanyon reveals a lot more than his sexuality in this explosive three and a half hour shot interview.

Kanyon is one of the last true road warriors in pro wrestling. Kanyon’s road to success was a long, trying journey to the top. Kanyon spent years honing his craft on the east coast independent scene. Kanyon goes into great detail on what he did to make himself stand out from the rest of the independent wrestlers. Kanyon also recalls the friendships he made on the indys which would impact his career years later.

Kanyon takes us through his long road to the top recalling memories about Smokey Mountain Wrestling, ECW, and Memphis. Kanyon also recounts his days as a WWE enhancement talent. Kanyon reveals how he was able to make the leap from WWE enhancement talent to WCW.

Kanyon’s rise in WCW was far from easy. Kanyon learned early about the political game in WCW. Did Kanyon’s relationship with DDP help or hurt him? Learn about his first serious negotiation with Eric Bischoff. What are his thoughts on Bischoff? As the celebrity trainer, Kanyon worked with everyone from Dennis Rodman to Jay Leno. Which celebrity took it seriously and which one was threatened by Hulk Hogan to do it the hard way or the easy way?

Kanyon also breaks down several of his most memorable gimmicks in WCW. Hear about the pitfalls of his run as Mortis. Hear about Kanyon’s gimmick with Raven and what kind of heat Raven got him. Hear about Kanyon’s run in the Jersey Triad and what it was like working with some of WCW’s biggest stars. Was Champagne Kanyon really Champagne Kanyone outside of the ring? Which veterans intimidated Kanyon, and which upset him? You will hear about it all in this shoot.

Kanyon is one of the few WCW wrestlers picked up by the WWE. Kanyon goes indepth on the transition and the reaction from the locker room. Which politics were worse? What was it like to work on WrestleMania? How many times has Kanyon broken down into tears in wrestling? Kanyon talks about confronting the McMahons after his release and how it all played out. Kanyon is probably one of if not the most open wrestler we have ever sat down with at RF Video.

Kanyon’s legacy transcends beyond the ring. Kanyon talks about the struggles of life after wrestling. Kanyon talks openly about his depression and his own psychological problems. Kanyon talks about the struggles of being a gay wrestler. Kanyon gives us a behind the scenes look at being a part of the Howard Stern Show. Kanyon also takes us into Hollywood and what it was like coordinating stunts on several Hollywood projects.

Kanyon is so revealing that we had to give the raw video to our attorney. We want to make sure all bases are covered before we release this shoot to the public. Needless to say, there will be some upset individuals once this shoot hits the market. Order now and make sure you are one of the first to see one of the most explosive shoot interviews of all time with Chris Kanyon.

How did you get into the business
Were you a fan growing up
What was training like
Memories of your first match
What was the NY indy scene like back then
Did you have pressure from your family to give up wrestling and pursue a job following college
How influenced were you by Japanese wrestling tapes
How did you develop your style
How did you first meet Billy Kidman
Memories of teaming with him and your gimmick on the indys
How did you get into the WWF as a job guy
How were you treated by the locker room
Did you connect with anyone there or keep to yourself
Memories of Vince
Were any of the guys extra stiff with you
How did you meet Jim Mitchell
How did you wind up training with Moolah
Were you the only guy in camp
Memories of Diamond Lil
Memories of Mae Young
Memories of some of your training
Any good stories from camp
What did you learn the most from Moolah’s school
Memories training with Afa
Memories working in Memphis
Memories of Jerry Lawler
Any good road stories
What was the groupie scene like
How did you get into WCW
Was it frustrating to just be used as an enhancement guy
Did any of the vets mentor you at all
Memories of Eric Bischoff from this time period
Any good road stories
How did the Men at Work gimmick come about
Did you like it
Thoughts on Mark Starr
How come you were replaced in the team
Fav matches you had
How did you wind up leaving
Did you leave on good terms
Did you ever think of quitting the business
Memories working the early ECW
Memories of working with Paul at this time
Thoughts on how ECW exploded
Did you consider staying around there for awhile
Thoughts on Taz, Dreamer and some of the NY crew
How did you get back into WCW
Were you signed first or did they approach you with the Mortis gimmick
Thoughts on the gimmick
Do you think it could have been bigger
Did you feel boxed in to wrestle a certain style
Is it true that you influenced the character to be more like a skeleton
Memories working with Vandenburg
Memories of your series of matches with Glacier
Thoughts on Glacier
Memories of when Bryan Clark got involved
Did you sense at anytime that the gimmick was doomed to fail
How did Bischoff change with success
Did the N.W.O guys ever try and play politics and sabotage your storyline
Memories of when Ernest Miller got involved
Thoughts on Ernest
Thoughts on Ernest in the Wrestler
Ernest accused you of being a racist in an interview for spitting on him after a match, your thoughts
Why was the angle dropped so quickly
How did you wind up being the guy to train celebrities in WCW
Thoughts on Dennis Rodman
Thoughts on Karl Malone
Thoughts on Jay Leno
Any good stories from any of these guys
Did you get a feeling that the business was being exposed too much
Memories working on the Ready to Rumble movie
Any good stories
Did you ever talk to Jesse Ventura about the Jesse Ventura story
Memories of working with Raven in the Flock
Thoughts on Scott
Thoughts on his current lawsuit
Memories of matches with DDP
Any good Raven road stories
Thoughts on Ric Flair in WCW
Memories of working with Perry Saturn
Memories of matches with Goldberg
Who did you work with in WCW that you thought would make it that didn’t
Memories of Lex Luger
Do you think working with Raven hurt or helped you with the booking
Thoughts on Hulk Hogan
Memories of the Jersey Triad
Thoughts on Bam Bam Bigelow
Any good road stories with the Triad
Memories of matches with Saturn and Benoit
Memories of working with Sting
Memories of matches with Harlem Heat
How chaotic was Nitro backstage
Memories of the Champagne Kanyon gimmick
Was it uncomfortable to play a womanizer
Were you able to play the gimmick outside of the ring and bill expensive cars and first-class airline seats to WCW
Did it bother you that some people looked at it as a Godfather ripoff
How come the character was pulled
Thoughts on Kevin Sullivan
Fav and least fav WCW bookers
Memories of the Positively Kanyon gimmick
Do you think Dallas gets a bad rap because he was too close to Eric
Thoughts on Vince Russo
Memories of the angle with Judy Bagwell
Thoughts on Buff
Thoughts on the angle with Mean Gene
What were the politics like in WCW
How did you hear WCW was sold
Memories of the final show
Did you expect to be fired
Did you expect to be retained if Bischoff bought the company
How did you find out you’d be retained
Initial memories of meeting Vince again
What was the changeover like to the WWE
Did the WWE locker room initially resent the WCW guys
Were you ribbed early on coming into the company
Memories of your first angle with the Alliance
Were you surprised that the angle was dropped so quick
Did you expect WWE to continue running WCW as a separate brand
Memories of teaming with Dallas in the WWE
Do you think that hurt you
Memories of matches with the APA
Memories of doing angles with Stephanie and Vince
How much different were things backstage in the WWE as opposed to WCW
Memories of matches with Undertaker
Thoughts on Triple H
Memories of matches with Kurt Angle
Memories of matches with Tajiri
How did you tear your ACL
How supportive was the office during your time off
Memories of working in OVW
Did any young guys initially impress you
Memories of John Cena in OVW
Memories of injuring yourself against Lance Cade
What happened when you were out and you lost all of that weight
You wrestled on some house shows as Mortis. Was there any thought to bringing it back
Who’s idea was the Boy George skit and how did it come about
How were you released
Did you leave on amicable terms
You announced a retirement. Did you plan on staying retired
What inspired you to come out of the closet
Why didn’t you do it sooner
Is there anyone now who won’t talk to you who used to be your friend in the business
Do you think people knew you were gay and didn’t say anything
Did you ever have to pretend you were straight by hooking up with a groupie, etc
What happened when you were arrested in 2004
How did Luke get involved
How come things didn’t work out with TNA
You have said that Bret Hart told you Montreal was a work. Can you elaborate
How did you get involved with the Howard Stern Show
Memories, thoughts on doing the show
What happened with DX at the house show
Did you think that would lead to being rehired
Were you surprised Ric Flair called in when you were on Stern
What do you do today
Are you surprised or disappointed at the amount of support you have received since coming out
How do you answer critics that say your homosexuality is all part of a gimmick
Will you be writing a book
Fav road stories