Dirty White Boy Shoot Interview

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The days of territorial wrestling and traveling the world are over for today’s pro wrestlers. RF Video is excited to bring you one of the last of pro wrestling’s true road warriors. From New York to Alabama and Tulsa to Memphis, RF Video is proud to present one of the last of a dying breed. RF Video presents our newest Shoot Interview with the Dirty White Boy, Tony Anthony.

DWB talks about the early territorial days of pro wrestling. What were his early days as a territorial wrestler like? What was training under Steve Keirn like? Tony talks about working in Memphis in his early years. Who did he like, who gave him trouble? Who were his favorite and least favorite opponents? How did Jerry Lawler and Jerry Jarrett treat him? DWB breaks down the life of a Memphis wrestler in this Shoot Interview.

DWB talks about his long career in the southeastern part of the country. What was it like working with the Armstrongs? How did the area change when David Woods bought the territory? What are Tony’s memories of the next generation of stars like Shane Douglas, Sid Eudy, Paul Heyman, Eddie Gilbert, Tom Pritchard, and Missy Hyatt? DWB has great road stories and in ring memories of all of the above and more.

DWB talks about returning to work for Jerry Jarrett in the USWA. How had Jarrett changed? How had territorial wrestling changed? What was the dynamic like between the old World Class wrestlers and Jarrett’s wrestlers? How did the booking change? What were the Von Erichs like at this time? What prompted him to start involving his wife in the business? Did anyone make a pass at her? DWB has some great stories from this transitional time in pro wrestling.

DWB also breaks down his long career in Smokey Mountain Wrestling. DWB doesn’t have kind words for Jim Cornette. What does he think of Cornette? What does he respect and not respect about Cornette? Was Cornette a fair boss? DWB has some scathing words for his former boss in this Shoot Interview.

DWB also talks about the great collection of talent in SMW. DWB talks about his ring wars with Tracy Smothers. What was Tracy like outside of the ring? DWB also recalls some great traveling stories in SMW. DWB also talks about his matches with the Rock and Roll Express? Are they as good as some say they are? Tony offers his thoughts as someone that has been in the ring with them.

DWB also talks long and hard about his infamous WWE run. Who came up with the name T.L. Hopper? How did the gimmick come about? Did he like it? What was the intention of the gimmick? How did the rest of the locker room react to the gimmick? Did Tony try and bring his wife into the company? Tony recalls one of the most infamous gimmicks in pro wrestling.

Throughout the interview, DWB takes us through a journey as told on a long car ride. DWB recalls the wars, the road stories, the ribs, and the conflicts of his long career. Along with the miles, came classic stories which he retells here for the first time. It is with great pleasure that RF Video presents our newest Shoot Interview with the Dirty White Boy Tony Anthony.

Were you a wrestling fan growing up
Who did you enjoy watching
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
Memories of your first match
Did anyone mentor you early on
Memories meeting Steve Keirn
Memories of him as a trainer
Memories meeting Ron Wright
Early memories meeting Len Denton
How did you get into Memphis
Memories of Jerry Lawler
Memories of Jerry Jarrett
Were young guys treated well
What was the travel like
What was the party scene like
Did you like working with a mask
Fav matches during your time as the Grapplers
Memories of matches with the Fabs
How hot were the crowds then for the Fabs
Do you think Lawler was jealous of their success
Memories of matches with Dutch Mantell and Koko Ware
Memories of the Sheepherders
Memories of Bobby Eaton
Memories of Jimmy Hart
Memories of Austin Idol
How did you wind up in Central States
Is it true that the payoffs were low there
Thoughts on Bob Geigel
Thoughts on Harley Race
Memories of matches with the Oates brothers
Memories of matches with Marty Jannetty and Tommy Rogers
Did you feel that those guys would go on and make it
Memories of Bob Brown
Any good road stories
How did you wind up in Continental wrestling
Memories of matches with the Nightmares
Did you like the territory
Memories of Tom Pritchard
Early memories of Ric Flair
Did you ever wrestle for the title against Flair or Race
Memories of matches with Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden
How did things change when Eddie Gilbert and David Woods took over
Memories of Eddie as a booker
Memories of Missy Hyatt
Memories of Sid Vicious
Memories of Shane Douglas
Memories of Paul Heyman
Memories of matches with Wendell Cooley
Memories of Mr. Wrestling II
Memories of matches with Bob Armstrong
Why did you leave
How did you wind up in the USWA
Me mories of matches with Chris Champion
Was there tension between Jerry’s guys and the older World Class guys
Memories of the Von Erichs
Did you ever Kerry lose it
Thoughts on Eric Embry as a booker
Memories of matches with Dustin Rhodes
Memories of Mick Foley
Who came up with the name Dirty White Boys
How did you wind up teaming with Tom Burton
When did you get your wife involved
Did that ever cause tension being married to someon e in the business
Did you ever find any of the boys trying to hook up with her behind your back
Memories of matches with the Southern Rockers
Memories of matches with Jeff Jarrett
Memories teaming with Doug Gilbert
Did you like Doug
Any good road stories
Could you sense the territory era drying up
Did you ever try and get into the WWE or WCW at this time
How did you wind up in SMW
Initial impressions
Thoughts on Jim Co rnette
Do you think he is a good booker
Did you finally feel like you were getting the push you deserved
Did you prefer tag team or singles wrestling
Any good road stories
Memories of matches with Brian Lee
Memories of matches with Tracy Smothers
Memory of the Mighty Yankee gimmick
Memories of matches with the Rock and Roll Express
Memories of matches with Jake Roberts
Were Jake’s demons a problem
Memories of matches with Jerry Lawler
Did you like the SMW – USWA angle
Did you ever meet Rick Rubin
Memories of teaming with Tracy Smothers
Memories teaming with Paul Orndorff
Memories of matches with Ronnie Garvin
Memories of matches with Buddy Landell
Memories of matches with Al Snow and Unabomb
Are you surprised at Glen Jacobs’ success
Memories of matches with PG13
Memories of matches with Dick Slater
How did you wind up in the WWE
Who came up with the TL Hopper gimmick
Did you like it
Were there any talks to bring your wife in
Initial impressions of Vince
Did you expect a bigger push
Did you think more could have been done with the gimmick
Were you frustrated
Did you ever express frustrations
Any good road stories
Who’s idea was Uncle Cletus
Did you like the Godwinns
Why do you think you were dropped from their gimmick
Memories of matches with the Road Warriors
Do you remember any tension between Bret and Shawn during this time
Why did your run end
Did you expect to be back
Did you try and get into WCW after your run ended
Memories of doing the Tennessee indys
How did Tennessee Mountain Wrestling come about
Could a territory like that work today
Are you surprised TNA never called since you knew Jeff
What do you20miss most about working full time
Was it hard adjusting to life after wrestling
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
Thoughts on UFC and comparisons to pro wrestling
Do you want to write a book
What do you do today
Can you make a full time living today from wrestling
Fav and least fav guys to work with
Fav ribs and road stories
Thoughts on The Wrestler