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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-shoot-interview-with-tully-blanchard/

Tully Blanchard touches on his father's early days as a football player, wrestler and promoter. Next Tully's own background in sports, and how it came together when he became a wrestler himself is touched upon. Blanchard covers the many legends of the sport who served as teachers for him as he grew into a regional star and eventually a nationally known heel. The sad story of Blanchard's friend Gino Hernandez and his fall into a world of drugs in the Dallas underground is gone over, which then transitions into Tully's own woeful tale of drugs wrecking his life. Talk of the glory days of the Horsemen drawing big money and living the high life leads into talk of the downfall of JCP. Blanchard's WWF run and his limited return to wrestling finish out the interview. Along the way we hear stories on the Magnum TA feud, why Blanchard refused to put over Terry Funk in WCW, the injury that ended his dabbling with indy dates, helping prisoners reform their lives and more!!
 

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The "Philadelphia is Horsemen Country" comment is weird, given that Philly is much more associated with WWF as a wrestling city than NWA/WCW, not to mention Funk was more over there being an ECW guy.
 

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Philadelphia was actually a decent hotspot for JCP/WCW as well. I think there was a brief time in the late '80s where NWA WAS hotter than WWE. Some of the Spectrum house shows on Network have pitiful attendance
 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-tully-j-j-and-magnum-discuss-the-horseman-era/

Magnum TA, JJ Dillon and Tully Blanchard discuss their memories of the Four Horsemen's legendary first run in JCP. Topics include how the men kept their egos in check while working in a group atmosphere, party life, Dusty Rhodes' booking, Blanchard and Magnum's wars, the car wreck that ended Magnum's career, the exodus of Horsemen members to the WWF in 1988/89, and more!
 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-alibis-rick-steiner-shoot-interview/

Rick Steiner covers his days as an NCAA wrestler, how Verne Gagne and George Steele brought him into wrestling, the Olympian who was meant to be Steiner's first tag team partner, Scott Steiner's rampage in the CNN towers, shooting with other pro wrestlers who had legit backgrounds, performing dangerous ribs while driving town to town, the Steiners failed WWF run, getting heat for abusing a midget, beating up Konnan in WCW, Rick and Meng fighting marines in a bar, Bill Watts roughing up his talent, how his TNA run convinced him to retire and more!!
 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-alibis-bruce-hart-shoot-interview/

Bruce Hart covers the Dungeon training camps, discovering the Dynamite Kid, the night a Canadian reporter tried to expose the Stampede business as phony (spoiler: David Schultz is involved), the locker room fight that left Bruce with a broken jaw, Brian Pillman's locker room fights with much larger men, Bruce's aborted WWF run, the Montreal Screwjob, Owen's death, his thoughts on the next generation of Harts in wrestling and more!
 

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Dave Meltzer talks up his past as a writer, how he was able to get promoters and wrestlers to give him information - in spite of kayfabe, Billy Graham's WWWF title run, Bill Watts being a racist, Bruiser Brody's murder, the Montreal Screwjob, McMahon's steroid trial, and other bits from history!
 

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Sid Vicious walks us down memory lane...Stories include: How he debuted as a main event wrestler, his flirtation with the USFL and a pro football career, his opinions on why some well regarded workers were actually not very good, Kevin Owens being fat, how Virgil's big penis lead to Jerry Jarrett firing him, his misadventures with the drugged up Von Erichs, the Rock and Roll Express' drug usage, how a fan helped Sid find his finisher, SOFTBALL, the squeegee street fight, an absurd story about being in a WCW PPV main event and not knowing the finish, his many backstage issues with Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan: the pansy, how Sid almost saved the Shockmaster from infamy, the stabbing incident with Arn Anderson, why he never went back to the WWF after 1997 despite their offers and more!
 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-barry-windham-shoot-interview-2/

Barry Windham covers his early years being the son of a vagabond father playing in the NFL and pro wrestling, the wrestlers who he went to college with, breaking in with the Funk family, drinking with Dick Murdoch, Jim Crockett's financial struggles leading him to the WWF, why he ended up leaving the WWF in the middle of a boom period, Ric Flair partying with a teenage Windham, wrestling Stan Hansen and Brody in Japan, why he went back to the WWF briefly in 1989, butting heads with Jim Herd, why he turned down the NWA world title, feuding with his friend Dusty Rhodes, Windham's role in Brian Pillman's career altering car accident, being given the "Stalker" gimmick, JBL being a backstage bully, being an agent for the WWE, NXT, and more!!
 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-bruno-sammartino-and-jim-cornette-shoot-interview/

In the wake of Bruno Sammartino's recent passing, I felt it was time to review his sit down interview with Jim Cornette. Topics include his boyhood days running from the Nazis and battling a serious illness, his trek to America, being discovered by wrestling promoters, how he was blackballed from wrestling in his early years, some impressive feats of strength he pulled off in the ring and in the gym, how Buddy Rogers turned Bruno into a heel, how he found his way back into wrestling and ultimately the WWWF title scene, the epic match with Lou Thesz that never came to pass, Stan Hansen breaking his neck and how Vince Sr pressured him to return quickly from the injury, his angle with Larry Zbyszko, thoughts on Bob Backlund and Hulk Hogan, a proposed stadium show where he'd face Andre, plus more!
 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-back-to-the-territories-houston-wrestling-w-bruce-prichard-and-jim-cornette/

Bruce Prichard covers the history of Houston wrestling, with Jim Cornette by his side! Topics include: How Harley Race caused Paul Boesch to create his own World title after the NWA champ screwed him over, how Grizzly Smith ruined kayfabe for Bruce when he was still a kid, Boesch's heat with Gary Hart, the truth behind the rumors of Gino Hernandez being Boesch's son, the night Bruiser Brody tried to kill the Houston territory, legends who got over huge in Houston before the WWWF brought them in to be big city megastars, Tully Blanchard as a booker causing heat in the office and the locker room, the Jack Brisco/Race/Dory Funk world title backstage mess, the night Wahoo and Pat O' Connor got into a shoot in the ring, Bruce's involvement in JCP buying out the UWF, how Prichard ended up in the WWF, Boesch's strained relationship with the WWF, the Boesch family holding the WWF up for money, and more!!!
 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-the-fabulous-ones-shoot-interview/

The Fabulous Ones sit down in 2018 and share their memories from their successful years as a team. Topics include: Lane's early years learning under Bill Watts, Eddie Graham and the Fullers, Jerry Jarrett's MTV inspirations when pushing the Fabs, getting heat with Lawler for becoming Memphis' top act, Lane chasing the rats, Andy Kaufman in Memphis, dangerous ribs that were played on others, why they never made a WWF run, Bruiser Brody shooting on them in the AWA, how the AWA locker room roughed up the Road Warriors to avenge their stiff moves, the night Lane choked out a TV announcer who was mocking wrestling, the Road Warriors refusing to lose the AWA straps to them and how the Fabs got revenge, Dick Murdoch and Blackjack Mulligan threatening Stan Lane for refusing to do a fireball spot, their less successful returns to Memphis, Lane going to the NWA to join the Midnight Express, Jim Herd driving Jim Cornette and Lane out, plus more!
 

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Diana Hart Smith delivers a rare interview covering her courtship with Davey Boy, debunking some Hart family rumors, the recent issues with Jake the Snake, the Bulldog's injuries, how she felt about being a heel valet in the WWF, Owen's death, and more!
 

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My brother’s father-in-law lives in Calgary and was dating her a couple years ago. My brother said she was very nice and loved the fact my nephew wants to be a wrestler.
 

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Wanted to get comments on this, since you rarely if ever see Sting spoken of in a negative light

https://youtu.be/pDc35vCwlEQ
 

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Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat covers his current WWE duties, the injury he suffered at the hands of the NXT kids that nearly killed him, training with Verne Gagne, Eddie Graham giving him his first push, finding stardom in JCP, his plan for a heel run that never came to be, his son's journey in the business, "The Final Conflict", the Wrestlemania 3 classic, his reboot as a fire breathing dragon and more!
 

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Lamar Odom said:
Wanted to get comments on this, since you rarely if ever see Sting spoken of in a negative light

https://youtu.be/pDc35vCwlEQ
Given even his friends in the business think Vamp's full of shit half the time? That's what I think about it.
 

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"Gorgeous George" reveals what her life was like as the valet and girlfriend of "Macho Man" Randy Savage. She reveals his rampant drug use, the lengths he went to in order to keep tabs on her, his complicated relationship with Lanny, the real reason she feels may have sparked his death, the truth behind the Stephanie rumor, Savage wanting to have sex with her teenage sister and more. Plus George tells of her time in ECW, her abrupt firing from TNA and her infamous webcam video. .
 

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A look at a recent panel which saw Stan Hansen, Tony Garea, promoter Herb Simmons, Barbara Goodish and dirt sheet writer Bruce Mitchell convene to speak on their lives and experiences of Bruiser Brody. We hear from his widow on how they met, his run ins with promoters, how he and Hansen revolutionized Japanese wrestling, the kind soul that was under his rough exterior, several other wrestlers come from the audience to tell their own stories of dealing with Brody, plus more memories!
 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-dr-d-david-schultz-shoot-interview-review/

David Schultz recently sat down for a new shoot interview. Topics include his early days as a boxer, his days in the military, learning to shoot with Herb Welch, dealing with Jerry Jarrett and Jerry Lawler, working stiff with the Hart family in Stampede, the truth behind his run in with Mr. T that led to his firing, his version of the John Stossel attack, plus some tall tales about beating up wrestlers when asked by Vince McMahon, his bounty hunting successes, confronting outlaw wrestlers, using racism in promos and more!
 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/in-the-office-with-pat-patterson-and-bruce-prichard/

Bruce Prichard and Pat Patterson sit down to discuss Patterson's long career, including their 20 years together as Vince McMahon's right hand men.
Topics include:
- How Pat broke into the business.
- Patterson dealing with homophobic promoters and wrestlers.
- Drinking with Mad Dog Vachon
- Bobby Heenan ribs
- Bob Backlund working stiff due to his fear of Patterson double crossing him
- Laying out the Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels "Iron Man" match.
- Ribbing Jim Barnett and Jim Ross
- Vince McMahon being Vince McMahon
- The celebrity who wanted to fight Mr. Wonderful at Wrestlemania 1
- Macho Man's heat with Patterson over the Legends Battle Royal in 1987
- Dick Ebersol over ruling McMahon
- Jerry Jarrett's backstage role in the WWF
- Fart and shit ribs
- Drunken Bobby Heenan and more!
 

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Kamala discusses his early career before discovering his Ugandan heritage, working with Lawler, dealing with the Von Erichs, Andre the giant racist, pay scales for the many places he worked at, injures from working barefoot, refusing to do jobs for most of the industries biggest promoters, his recent severe medical issues and more!!
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktQjaMdIOZ8

I think 11:40 of this video is the most sympathy I'll ever feel for Marty Jannetty.
 

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https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ken-Shamrock-CLASSIC

The Austin/Shamrock stuff is great stuff especially as somebody who doesn't know much about Shamrock beyond his UFC/WWF run. TIL included Shamrock being trained in pro wrestling prior to becoming part of UFC.
 

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Harley Quinn said:
https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ken-Shamrock-CLASSIC

The Austin/Shamrock stuff is great stuff especially as somebody who doesn't know much about Shamrock beyond his UFC/WWF run. TIL included Shamrock being trained in pro wrestling prior to becoming part of UFC.

WWF magazine admitted Shamrock was trained by Dean Malenko in an article even though Dean was in WCW at the time. IIRC He fought as Wayne Shamrock in early Pancrase to take the fans off the scent that he was a phony wrestler on the side.
 
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