Rick Martel Shoot Interview

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Behold! The very first shoot interview to reek of arrogance!

Rick Martel, former member of the Can-Am Connection and Strike Force stopped by the lavish RF VIDEO studios to record an incendiary new shoot interview, the first “The Model” has ever done! Trust us, this shoot is hot and you won’t believe the subjects Martel shared his thoughts on. A former AWA World Heavyweight champion, multiple time WWF Tag Team champion and WCW television champion pedigree shows that “the Model” has been around the block and been a major player at each stop along the way.

Let Rick take you all over the wrestling map in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. From beating Jumbo Tsuruta for the AWA title and beating Mr. Fuji for the Commonwealth championship in New Zealand, to losing a loser leaves town match to Playboy Buddy
Rose. Rick Martel has been everywhere, and just when you thought he was finished, made a sensational comeback out of nowhere for WCW in 1998. Martel brings a fresh perspective when asked about his heyday in the World Wrestling Federation. You’ll hear all the stories about Rick’s feuds with Tatanka, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Hart Foundation and Nick Bockwinkle along with Martel talking about the infamous “Arrogance” perfume and the “Yes, I am a model” pin. All the classics are covered, including WrestleRock! On a more serious note, Martel laid all the cards on the table when talking about Bruiser Brody, Dino Bravo, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels and everything else from the insane wrestling scene of the ’80s.

Let’s face it, Rick is the only wrestler on Earth who could come out to the song “Girls in cars” without making you want to barf and you are going to love listening to a true French Canadian talking about the state of wrestling from the ’70s to today. Road stories, WrestleMania 3, the infamous blindfold match at WrestleMania 7, WWE hall of fame, and a look back at Martel’s entire career. Yes, this is truly the definitive Rick Martel interview and you can find it in the new release section.

Were you a fan growing up
Who did you like watching
How did you wind up in the business
Talk about your brother if you can for a minute
What do you remember about spending time on the road with your brother before you got in the business
Memories of your first match
How did you wind up in New Zealand
Who did you learn from over there
Memories of Curtis Iaukea
Memories of your first meetings with Mr. Fuji
Were you ever the victim of Fujis ribs
Would you compare your career to that of Chris Benoit in that you were taught different styles
Which is your favorite
How did you wind up in Portland
Memories of Don OWens
Memories of Roddy Piper
How crazy was Roddy back then
Memories of your series with Buddy Rose
How did you wind up in the WWWF
Memories of your initial meeting with Vince Sr.
How did you wind up with Tony Garea
Memories/thoughts on Garea
Memories of your series with the Samoans
Memories of your series with the Moondogs
What was the drug and party scene like back then
Memories of Bob Backlund
Memories of Hulk Hogan back then
Memories of Andre The Giant
What do you remember about Vince Jr from back then
Any good road stories
Why did you leave the WWWF
Did you leave on good terms
What do you remember about working with Dino Bravo in Montreal
What were the biggest problems with owning a company
What do you think happened to Dino years later
Memories of your series with Billy Robinson
Memories of wrestling in Hawaii
Did you ever meet Rock when he was younger
How did you wind up in the AWA
Memories/thoughts on Verne
Any good Verne stories
Memories of your series with Nick Bockwinkel
How did your title vs title match with Ric Flair come about and memories of the match
Thoughts on Bruiser Brody
Do you think he was bad for business
How did Verne change when the AWA went national on ESPN
Memories of the Freebirds
Were things very political when the AWA and NWA started combining for shows in the northeast
Memories of matches with Jumbo Tsuruta
Memories of Wrestlerock
Memories of Shawn Michaels from this time period
Memories of your series with Stan Hansen
What do you think of the way Stan left the AWA
Why did you wind up leaving
How did you meet Tom Zenk
What were your initial impressions
How influential was he to your physique change
What did you tell him of the expectations going to the WWF
Why didn’t it work out in the WWF with you two
Did you think that he would be held against you by Vince
Have you two reconciled
How did you two wind up back in the WWF
How did Vince change
How crazy was the WWF drug and party scene as compared to years past
Were you ever a victim of politics in the WWF
Memories of wrestling at Wrestlemania 3
How did Hogan change
Memories of your series with the Hart Foundation
Are you surprised at Brets success
In 1988 you and Tito kind of disappeared for awhile. Why was that?
Memories of matches with Tully and Arn
Did Dusty ever try and recruit you for the NWA in the late 80s
Whos idea was it to turn you heel
Who came up with the Model gimmick
Did Vince think you could be a heel
Did you like doing the gimmick
Were there ever any plans to do a program with you and Hogan
Memories of the blind fold match
Thoughts on Jake
Memories of series with Tatanka
Memories of your matches with Shawn Michaels
In 94 you had a 6 man match that was scheduled for Wrestlemania but wound up on Raw instead. What happened?
Why did you leave?
How did you meet Don Callis
Talk about the Super Models
What did you do for work between your runs in WWF and WCW
Did you meet with both companies about the gimmick
Why do you think the gimmick never got signed
Were there ever any plans or attempts to get you into ECW
How did you wind up in WCW
Thoughts on Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo
Is there any truth to the rumor that you were supposed to win a belt on your first night in WCW but you forgot your trunks
Memories of your series with Perry Saturn
What were the politics like in WCW
Memories and thoughts on Booker T
You left pretty quickly, what happened
Can you still wrestle
Do you think that the WWE today places too much of an emphasis on size and look rather than ability
Why do you think the business is in a decline?
What are you doing today?
Have you ever refused to do a job and why
Favorite and least favorite opponents
In your opinion most overrated and underrated workers
Can you still be a main draw in 2005
Future plans
Advice for young guys
Can the business turn itself around
Thoughts on newsletters and the internet
Best ribs you ever saw
Road stories from all areas
Are you surprised by guys like Terry Funk and Flair who have been around this long
Any talks with NWATNA
Thoughts on the lack of kayfabe today in wrestling
Who are some of the guys you worked with that you thought had great potential that never realized it
Are you surprised that Bret Hart came back to a DVD with the WWE
Is there anyone you didn’t get a chance to work with that you wished you would have
Can a good television writer write good wrestling
Can a newsletter or an internet reporter objectively critique a match
Did you ever feel pressured to take steroids
What was your favorite time in your career
What is your favorite moment in your career
What do you think is wrong with the business today
Is your nephew still in the business
Where were your favorite places to wrestle early in your career such as countries or territories
Would you like to be in the WWE Hall of Fame
Any good Tony Condello road stories
Any thoughts on writing a book