Wrestling from A to Z with Jim Cornette DVD-R
Are you ready for the ultimate Jim Cornette shoot interview that takes you in a time machine back to the 80's, when wrestling was wrestling and not sports entertainment? This DVD is unlike anything RF Video has ever done with Jim before as we've presented him with a new concept; Wrestling from A to Z hosted by Jim Cornette takes an in-depth look at all the talent that Jim was able to share the locker rooms with in Memphis, Mid Atlantic and Mid South!
This interview is nearly 5 1/2 hours long, but wait, there's more... This interview was conducted at Jim Cornette's home in KY where he gives us a private tour of his man cave that is loaded with some of the rarest wrestling memorabilia ever known to man. Not only does he have so much of his own personal stuff in this man cave but he has collected books, posters, costumes, and everything under the sun! If you're an old school fan, you'll be amazed as Jim takes us on a tour of this huge room and tells us insider stories on so many of the pieces that he has collected, which makes this DVD worth the price alone. He also has tons of his stuff from Memphis, Mid South, WWF, Smoky Mountain, and of course, the NWA! There are pay stubs, pictures, bloody suits, tennis rackets, and so many other rare items. You will be blown away by his stories on his personal collection, as I personally was.
Grab a cold beer because you're about to get all brand new stories, never heard before, as Jim talks about all the talent that he has shared the locker rooms with, including some of the biggest names in the business. Wrestling from A to Z leaves no stone uncovered and only Jim can tell hilarious stories on the biggest events in the business. There are tons of Jim Cornette moments throughout this DVD.
Here are just a few of the topics that were talked about with Jim on this brand new ground breaking concept that RF Video filmed at the man cave of one of pro wrestling's greatest managers of all time!
The first territory you worked was Memphis. Jerry Jarrett said that as a photographer, he realized that you were getting under his skin and if you could do that, you would be a great manager – so we’ll start with Jerry.
What are your memories of working for him and how he first guided and advised your career? What was the secret to his genius?
Talk about Jerry Jarrett and Jerry Lawler trading off when it came to the booking position and how that prolonged the health of the territory over time?
We want to get your overview, history and favorite memories of the following talents and personalities who were important to the general Memphis scene and were working there in different roles, some in front of the camera, some behind the scenes before you debuted:
The Fargo Brothers
Don and Al Green
Eddie and Tommy Marlin
The Von Brauners
You debuted in Memphis in 1982. We’d like you to talk about your favorite memories of each of these personalities from the era that you worked with and their importance to Memphis Wrestling history: Bill Dundee Jimmy Hart Jerry Lawler Dutch Mantel Lance Russell Dave Brown Dennis Condrey Koko Ware Sherri Martel The Moondogs Randy Rose Bobby Eaton Austin Idol Norvell Austin Bill Dundee Randy Savage Eddie Marlin Jimmy Valiant The Fabulous Ones, as a team and as individuals – Stan Lane and Steve Keirn Kamala Plowboy Frazier Rock N’ Roll Express as a team and as individuals – Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson Eddie Gilbert Wayne Ferris Mongolian Stomper Andy Kaufman Bobby Fulton Terry Taylor WMC-TV and their studios What were the most important lessons you learned in Memphis? What is the legacy of the territory? MID-SOUTH Bill Watts brought you into Mid-South. Discuss how Watts scouted you and made a “trade” to bring you and the Midnights to the Mid-South territory. Talk about what it was like working for Watts, compare him to Jerry Jarrett and what made the Mid-South territory click in comparison to Memphis. Again, let’s talk about some important personalities, some from outside the ring and some competitors in the ring and discuss them and their importance to the Mid-South territory as well as their own legacies within the context of Oklahoma and the Mid-South area: Leroy McGirk Grizzly Smith Danny Hodge Bad Leroy Brown Ernie Ladd Buck Robley Boyd Pierce Killer Karl Kox Dick Murdoch Ray Candy Andre The Giant & Dusty Rhodes as special guest stars at the Superdome events Junkyard Dog The Fabulous Freebirds Paul Orndorff Talk about Ernie Ladd specifically as a booker and why you believe, to date, he’s the only black man who’s been given a chance to book a major promotion for any length of time? You came to Mid-South in 1984. Let’s discuss some of the personalities from that era and favorite memories of working with them: Bill Dundee specifically as a booker Junkyard Dog Pork Chop Cash Bobby and Dennis as the Midnight Express Jim Ross Terry Taylor Paul Orndorff Ray Candy Ted DiBiase Magnum TA Mr. Wrestling II The Rock N’ Roll Express Pork Chop Cash Butch Reed Steve Williams The Irish McNeils Boys Club-Shreveport, Louisiana (TV was filmed there for years) The Superdome These names were after you had moved on, but you can’t discuss Mid-South and the UWF without: Eddie Gilbert Big Bubba Rogers Skandar Akbar One Man Gang What's the legacy of Mid-South? CHARLOTTE – JIM CROCKETT PROMOTIONS What led to you, Bobby and Dennis moving on to work for Jim Crockett Promotions? Talk about each member of the Crockett family and where the promotion was when you entered there in August 1985: Jim Crockett Jr. Jackie Crockett David Crockett Francis Crockett Dusty Rhodes was the booker when you debuted. Talk about Dusty, not as a wrestler, but as a booker and how he interacted with Crockett to make the JCP machine run. Discuss your own insight into his genius and his creativity, as well as his drive. Now discuss Dusty as a wrestler, and how his placement as a main event talker helped and/or hindered his booking at times – and how you, as a main event performer later in SMW, used what you saw first hand to temper how you may have used yourself in Smoky. Let’s talk about some incredible Charlotte personalities who were a big part of that territory before the era you worked in the territory: Jim Crockett Sr. George Scott Rip Hawk Johnny Weaver Penny Banner Swede Hanson Paul Jones Ivan Koloff Thunderbolt Patterson Sandy Scott Blackjack Mulligan Gary Hart Nelson Royal Now let’s talk about some of the amazing talent, personalities and events from the era you worked for JCP, 1985 through 1988: Ric Flair Magnum TA Tully Blanchard The Road Warriors Arn Anderson Nikita Koloff Ole Anderson Wahoo McDaniel JJ Dillon Big Bubba Rogers The Midnight Express, this time both Dennis & Bobby then Bobby & Stan Lane Baby Doll The Rock N’ Roll Express, including Dusty pushing Ricky as a singles challenger for the NWA title Tony Schiavone Bob Caudle Jimmy Valiant & Big Mama Tommy Young George South Ron & Jimmy Garvin as a team Michael Hayes & Jim Garvin as a team Precious Sting Lex Luger Barry Windham The Varsity Club – Steiner, Rotund and Kevin Sullivan as a singles talent Al Perez The Fantastics WTBS Techwood Drive Studios The Mulkeys The Italian Stallion Misty Blue Simmes Larry Zbyszko as the Western States Heritage champion Memories of working your first Starrcade Memories of the Crockett Cup events Working your first PPV event – The Bunkhouse Stampede in NY The purchase of Florida and UWF? To close out this DVD, what killed JCP and what was it like living through the end of it – and seeing it purchased by Turner? Do you think there was anything, in hindsight, that could have turned the tide and saved JCP from the end? What is the legacy of JCP in the Mid-Atlantic region?