It took almost a decade to land one of RFVIDEO's biggest shoot interviews of all time, and it was well worth the wait. RF VIDEO sat down with one of wrestlings most colorful personalities of all time when former governor of MN, movie star and one of pro wrestlings most vocal icons took the RF VIDEO hot seat to conduct his very first pro wrestling shoot interview!!!
Jesse "The Body" Ventura proved why he is one of the best talkers of all time when he sat down with Rob Feinstein from RF VIDEO for his first ever exclusive shoot interview about his career in the wrestling business. We talked about his start in the wrestling business from his training with Ed Sharky and being a huge Superstar Billy Graham fan growing up. Jesse will take us down the path that he choose to make it into the business by talking about his training and how he broke into the business. We look closely at the early promotions that he worked for in Portland for Don Owens and how he met some of wrestlings biggest names like Jimmy Snuka and Buddy Rose during that time period. Jesse talks about working for Bob Geigel territory and has many behind the scene stories about his early days as he was about to become a break out star for the AWA.
Jesse had one amazing story after the other when discussing his early days working for Verge Gagne and the AWA. Jesse worked with the biggest names in the AWA like Adrian Adonis, Bobby Heenan, Hulk Hogan, High Flyers and many other top stars during that era. Jesse has an amazing gift for telling stories about his heyday in the business and it shines all thru out this DVD.
Why did Jesse quit the AWA and you will hear the famous story on how he let Verge find out he was going to the WWF. Jesse has so many thoughts on the AWA that he shares for the very first time during this shoot interview. DId Jesse like being paired with Bobby Heenan as their manager? What did he think of Vernge Gagne as a promoter. Should Verne Gagne have taken the million dollar deal that Vince put on the table to sell the company? What was Bruiser Brody like outside the ring? How did he get along with Hulk Hogan in the AWA? You will hear all of this and so much more!!!
What about his brief run in Memphis TN, we covered it!!! His matches with Jerry Lawler, Austin Idol and Stan Hansen….. What was it like to work with Vince SR in the WWWF and how did he like being put with Freddie Blassie? Jesse talks about his matches with Bob Backland in 1981 and his arm wrestling matches with Tony Atlas. What was Andre the Giant like to work with? Jesse talks on the difference between Vince Sr and Vince Jr as we learn how Jesse went to work for Vince JR after leaving the AWA. What was it like working in the WWF around the Hogan boom? How did Hogan change as he was now the top guy in the WWF? Was Randy Savage really paranoid behind the scenes in the WWF
We talk about all of the top talent in the WWF during the 80's from his famous team with Adrian Adonis, to battling Roddy Piper for the top heel spot in the company. What did he think of Mr. T coming over to the WWF and why he loved Mr T. Everyone knows that Jesse was the first guy to try to start a wrestling union to protect the wrestlers back in the 80's and Jesse talks about his top secret locker room meeting to the wrestlers that got stooged off by Hulk Hogan to the office. Jesse talks about the fall out and the phone call he got from Vince the next day. Jesse talks about his history of having heat with Hulk Hogan and we address the rumors that Hogan said about Jesse for being a wife swapper. This gets really heated at times as Jesse has some words for the Hulkster that you must hear for yourself. How did Jesse and Vince wind up having their fall out? What happened when Jesse went to shoot the movie the Predator and why he had a love/hate relationship with Vince after that was shot. How did Jesse end up in the WWF as an announcer and what would have happened if Jesse never got sick and worked a program with Hulk Hogan that was scheduled. Jesse talks about hosting the Body Shop and recounts some funny moments on the set.
There is no arguing that Jesse was one of the best color guys of all time. You will hear from Jesse, on how Vince McMahon gave him total control for being the first ever heel announcer and how it effected the other announcers like Bruno Sammartino. What was it like to work with Gorilla Monsoon? How did he like working with Vince during his SNME run and doing weekly TV with Vince. What did Jesse think of John Stosel getting slapped by DR D David Shultz on 20/20? Jesse has tons of behind the scene stories during the time period that he was the lead color guy for WWF TV. His stories are some of the most entertaining stories that we have ever captured. Jesse talks about his lawsuits against the WWF for royalties and how it effected his relationship with Vince after he won the case. Jesse for the first time ever talks about the phone call he got from Vince when the trial was over and how the phone call went down. What went wrong with the XFL? What did Jesse think about steroids in pro wrestling and drugs and what exactly did Jesse do when it came to making those choices?
Jesse tells us why he was never scared of quitting the WWF and why he eventually left for WCW. Jesse tells us for the first time why his WCW run was a major let down and blames Jim Ross for wing hard to work with. Jesse for the first time ever lets everyone know what Jim Ross did to Jesse when they worked together and in a shocking turn of events, we read Jesse some quotes that Jim Ross said about Jesse and their time working together and we get an amazing reaction from Jesse.
What was it like to work with Bill Watts and why he was past his time when he took over in WCW. What did Jesse think about Eric Bischoff and get ready for some answers that I think Eric will not real like. Jesse was being very open and honest when he talked about EricBischoff. You want a shoot, you got it!!
We talked about the difference in working for WCW and WWF and why Jesse sat out on his contract during his final days in WCW. Why did Jesse go back and do Summerslam and how was it to work with Vince again on Raw!!! How was Jesse treated by the younger guys when he returned to the WWF. Who does Jesse talk to in the business today? What happened when Ric Flair asked Jesse for advice to run for mayor in NC? This is a great story!!!
Jesse talks with us about how he got into politics and we cover some incredible out of the ring stories about his views on the world. The interview is 99% all wrestling talk and I can assure you that this is a very different interview than you have ever seen him take part in, as this was about his entire wrestling career from start to finish and Jesse even told us that he has never done a interview like this one before. We cover all new material that has never been talked about before as this was his first ever wrestling shoot interview with anyone.
There is only one Jesse the Body Ventura and RFVIDEO the King of Shoots was able to land one of the biggest names of all time for a blow away interview that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the time that it starts until the ending. I highly recommend this interview as his stories are among the best that we have ever recorded and we talk about pro wrestling during it's biggest run during the 80's with all the top wrestlers being talked about.