Manny Fernandez 2010 Shoot Interview

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RF VIDEO conducted a brand new shoot interview with a true legend in pro wrestling, former NWA tag team champion…The Raging Bull Manny Fernandez! This exclusive new interview had one story after another that we have never heard before, and that’s after conducting hundreds of shoots. It was incredible with road stories and backstage insider details from NWA, AWA, Florida, South West Championship wrestling. Just pure gold throughout the interview.

In this DVD you were hear Manny let his true feelings air on Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes, and they are quite shocking to say the least! Everything Fernandez let out was right from the heart and the entire interview is very compelling. Manny talks about breaking in and being trained by the legendary Funks and Dick Murdoch in the Amarillo territory. As you can imagine, this was no easy task and Manny describes every brutal thing he had to go through in order to get his break. The Bull also talks about all the top guys in and around Texas at the time including the greats such as Bruiser Brody, Gino Hernandez, and the Von Erichs. Wait till you hear the story of how Manny almost beat up The Sandman for insulting Mil Mascaras!

Many found his way to Florida and we were able to get some great stories on Don Muraco, Eddie Graham, Dusty Rhodes, and an incredible 90 minute Broadway with Harley Race. Then it was up to Crockett and the NWA where Manny really earned his stripes and we get all the goods on guys such as Abdullah the Butcher, Rick Rude, and the Rock N Roll Express among many others. This was amazing as Manny talked about what got him into Dusty Rhodes’ doghouse, why he never got to feud against the Road Warriors, and what led to his fallout with the company.

Which wrestlers was once caught on camera stealing from the locker room? Why exactly was Manny kicked out of AWA’s SuperClash and who did he piss off? Why did the riot squad have to intervene between Manny and Jerry Jarrett in Memphis? How will Matt Hardy react to Manny’s “open challenge” and harsh words? Which of today’s top indy and major league stars were personally trained by Manny and what does he truly think of them? All this and much, much more is covered in this fantastic new shoot interview!

Is it true you were a Navy Seal before you got into the business
Memories of time spent in Vietnam
Do you think Jesse Ventura was a real Seal
How did you break into the business
Were you discouraged from being too old to start
what was the training like
memories of your first match
memories of working the Amarillo territory
initial impressions of Dory funk Sr
Memories of the Funks
How grueling was the travel schedule
Early memories of David Von Erich
Who did you travel with
Did anyone mentor you
Memories of Dick Murdoch
Memories of Brute Bernard
Memories teaming with Ricky Romero
Memories of going to Florida
Did anyone ever try to get one over on you early in your career
Memories of Eddie Graham
Memories of Karl Gotch
Is this the place you really learned how to shoot
Memories of Hiro Matsuda
Memories of Don Muraco from this time period
Memories of working in Southwest Wrestling
Memories of Joe Blanchard
Memories of Tully
Memories of Gino Hernandez
Memories wrestling Nick Bockwinkel for the AWA title
Memories of Adrian Adonis
Memories teaming with and wrestling Mil Mascaras
Memories of Bob Sweetan
Memories teaming with Chavo Guerrero
Memories of Bobby Jaggers
Memories of barbed wire matches with Killer Brooks
Who were your favorite opponents in the area
Who did you travel with
Memories of working for Ole Anderson in Georgia
How did you wind up in Kansas City
Thoughts on Bob Geigel
Thoughts on Harley Race
Kansas City had a rep for not paying well, is that true
Memories of matches with Baron Von Rachke
Memories of matches with Ray Hernandez
Memories of matches with Ox Baker
Memories of matches with Bob Orton JR
How did you wind up in Crockett’s territory
Initial impressions of Crockett
How well did you and Dusty get a long at this point
Memories of teaming with Thunderbolt Patterson
Do you think Dusty stole his gimmick from TBolt
Memories of matches with the Andersons
How political was it to hold the NWA tag team belts
Memories teaming with Dusty
Did you do most of the selling in the match or Dusty
Memories of matches with the Russians
Memories of matches with Wahoo
How hot was the territory right now
Memories of your series with Abdullah the Butcher
Is it true you were pressured to give up your Japan deal
Was Abby hard to work with
Memories teaming with Jimmy Valiant
Memories of the program with Paul Jones
Whos idea was it to turn you heel
Were you in favor for it
Did you like the turn
Whos idea was it to team you with Rick Rude
How green was he at the time
Memories of matches with the Rock N Roll Express
How over as babyfaces were they
Memories of matches with the Road Warriors
How come you guys were never programmed in a real long feud
Do you think you could have made a lot of money with them
How did you find out Rick Rude was leaving for the WWF
Were you offered to come
Whos idea was it to team you with Ivan
Did you find yourself frustrated being kept out of the big picture with Dusty and the Horsemen
Memories of matches with Jimmy Garvin
Memories of matches with the Freebirds
Why did you wind up leaving
Did you find it harder to make money at that time then you thought
You went to Memphis for a little while, memories of Jerry Lawler
Did you ever feel cheated out of your money in Memphis
Memories of matches with Billy Travis
Was it hard to go from sold out NWA crowds to smaller Memphis crowds
Memories teaming with Jeff Jarrett
Are you surprised at how successful he has become
Memories of working for the AWA
Memories of Verne Gagne
How out of touch was Verne
Memories of matches with Wahoo in the AWA
You wrestled a bit in Puerto Rico and are known for having a bloody match with the Invader. Is there a story behind it.
Who do you consider the toughest guys in the business during your time
Did you save your money during your peak or did you blow it
Matt Hardy tells a story in his book that you had a reputation for showing up unbooked at shows and bullying your way onto shows, is that true
Matt also says he saw you once as a janitor at a hotel, is that true
Do you think your reputation for trouble is warranted
What kind of injuries do you have today
Was it hard to come to grips when you were no longer able to work fulltime anymore
Who were your favorite and least fav opponents
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
Thoughts on UFC and comparisons to pro wrestling
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
Do you think you were ahead of your time
Fav ribs and road stories
Memories of training Homicide
Who else did you train
Thoughts on the lack of kayfabe today
What do you miss most and least about being a full time wrestler