On a recent John Arezzi podcast, the co-host Bob Smith (who was a writer for PWI *and* the early '90s WCW Magazine) was talking about how WCW barely had any involvement in its own magazine. All of the wrestlers assumed it was just one of those Apter mags (which I mean, it *kind of was* at that point) and brushed the writers off.Well... WCW couldn't make the mag business work in 1990/91ish meanwhile the Apters kept PWI, Inside Wrestling and The Wrestler running for over a decade plus all at once.
Is Lanny Paffo gay? I don't know if he was ever married or anything.
Lanny cites Bill Eadie, Rick Martel and Tito Santana as the only 3 guys who can claim to have gotten married and stayed with their wives for a long time. Lanny lost a bundle in his divorce and will never marry again.
WWE.COM: One of the odder rumors is that Gorilla Monsoon was trained by your dad.
HART: That’s true. Monsoon did train with my dad. He started his training up here and then went back to New York. My dad had a great story about Gorilla. He had Gorilla in some kind of submission hold. It took him a long time to get him in the hold, because he was such a tough customer. My dad brought his forearm across his face and busted Gorilla’s nose. Blood was pouring out of nostrils. Blood was everywhere. Gorilla was furious, but my dad wouldn’t let him up. Gorilla said that he was pushed to the limit that day in The Dungeon. Then, for years, he would talk about The Dungeon during my matches. My dad always had a lot of respect for Gorilla.