Shoot with Jim Powers


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of the biggest show in the world? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the roads, wrestle in the ring, and share the locker room during the biggest era in pro wrestling? RF Video sits down with a man who has been in and out of the ring with wrestling's biggest stars. RF Video is proud to present our newest Shoot Interview with the "Young Stallion" Jim Powers. Jim Powers wrestled a who's who list of pro wrestling greats in the WWE. Powers was an enhancement wrestler in the Hogan-era of the WWE. Powers has stories about being in the ring with guys like Dynamite Kid, Bret Hart, Ric Flair, and more. Powers not only saw it all in the ring, he saw it all outside of the rin g. Powers recounts in great detail the night Jacques Rougeau knocked out the Dybamite Kid. Powers also talks about witnessing a WWE star stealing medication from another WWE star. Powers names the wrestlers and more in this exclusive story on the RF Video Shoot Interview. Powers also comments on all of the rumors about the WWE during this time. Powers tells about his own experience with a homosexual WWE employee. What did this office member proposition and how did Jim respond? You will be shocked when you hear about WWE superstar went to Vince McMahon on Jim's behalf and what happened next. Powers also talks about all of the frustrations of his role in the WWE. How does someone with such a great look and so much talent stay on the bottom of the cards? What finally led to Powers cracking and making his frustrations known to the WWE? How did Vince McMahon respond to this tirade from Powers? Powers also brings into a day in the life of a WWE pro wrestler during this time period. Powers talks about the drugs he needed just to function day to day on the road. How did Powers stay in shape, eat, sleep, and wrestle on such a hellacious schedule? Powers goes beyond the spotlight and opens us up to a very dark side of the pro wrestling industry. Powers also talks about traveling with two of pro wrestling's most infamous personalities. What was it like to travel with Roddy Piper and the Ultimate Warrior? Powers talks about it and has some great road stories to boot. You will think much differently about the Warrior after you hear Jim's stories. Jim goes into great detail about his one run in the WWE. How did the Young Stallions come about? What was the original intent of the gimmick? Did he like Paul Roma? What was the plan after beating the Hart Foundation? Powers' frustrations didnít get any easier during his time as part of the Young Stallions. Powers also talks about making the career decision to jump to WCW. Why did he leave the WWE? How was WCW different than the WWE? How was Eric Bischoff different than Vince McMahon? Had Hulk Hogan changed? What happened to his push? Was it bad luck, bad timing, or politics? Powers was recently in the news as part of the Iron Sheik Roast. Powers stood between an enraged Scott Hall and a comedian after an Owen Hart joke. Why did Powers intervene? How bad was Scott Hall that night? What does Jim Powers think of the Sheik? Hear about that night first hand from the man that may have saved a comedian from the beating of a lifetime. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear about life in the fast lane of the WWE. Hear from a man that shared the ring, the car, and the locker room with all of pro wrestling's most infamous characters. Jim Powers will bring you into the closed world of Vince McMahon's WWE in a way never told before in RF Video history. It is with great honor and excitement that RF Video presents the Jim Powers Shoot Interview. Were you a wrestling fan growing up Who did you enjoy watching What did you do before getting into the business How did you get into the business What was the training like What was the biggest misconception of the business that you had What was the hardest thing in training Memories of John Studd Memories of working in World Class Memories of the Von Erichs Memories of Fritz Memories of your Star Wars match against Brian Adidas Did you feel a lot of pressure in the WWF at that time Did it take a while for the locker room to accept you Did anyone try and take liberties with you as a job guy Could a job guy like yourself make a decent living back then Who were your favorite guys to work with Memories of Hulk Hogan Memories of Randy Savage Favorite traveling partners Memories of the Ultimate Warrior Memories wrestling Ric Flair when he first came in Most will see you had the talent and the look yet you were never pushed to that next level. Why do you think that was? You once told a story about watching 123 Kidís push and getting angry, can you talk about that Were you ever told to expect a push or were you told it was never going to come Do you ever think back at something you may have did to bury yourself What was the partying lifestyle like back then Did you ever try and develop your promo skills early on Memories of Andre the Giant Why do you think you and Paul Roma wasnít pushed hard Did you pay drastically increase with the push You once said you and Roma had personality conflicts, can you expand Did you expect a big push after going over the Hart Foundation Were the Hart Foundation okay with putting you guys over Was it frustrating when he had a run as Power and Glory and you never got another chance Are you surprised Roma became a Horseman How did you wind up leaving the WWE If you didnít get into WCW, did you have a backup plan Did you ever tour Japan How did you get into WCW Did you expect to finally get that big push Initial impressions of Bischoff Were you treated differently there Initial impressions of the locker room Favorite traveling partners Memories being paired with Teddy Long Were you surprised it ended so quick Did you ever feel pressure to use steroids throughout your career Did you enjoy WCW more than the WWE What happened to the Young Lions stable What are your memories about the angle with Nick20Patrick Was it going to go anywhere Whoís idea was it to pair you with Bobby Walker What are your thoughts on his lawsuit Do you think you would have been more successful if the team never came about Can you talk about the injury you suffered against Wrath Did you feel pressure to work hurt How did WCW and management change since you arrived What was the difference in a Monday Nitro production as opposed to RAW If there was anything you could have done differently in either place what would it have been Did yo u ever attempt to go back to the WWE Is it true that you were going to help train guys at one point for the WWE Do you think they were just messing with you Memories of acting in The Wrestler Memories of Mickey Rourke Thoughts on the movie Do you still wrestle today Do you think you could fit into the WWE or TNA today Thoughts on all of the wrestler deaths Why do you think Vince hasnít brought back Randy Savage What is missing in todayís wrestling Can you still make a living in wrestling Memories of the AWF Did you think they had a shot Memories of the Iron Sheik roast and the Scott Hall incident Have you talked to TNA Favorite road stories Do you prefer working with vets or younger guys on indy shows What makes someone a good worker In your career who did you find was overrated and underrated Favorite matches overall Good ribs and road stories Fav and least favorite guys to work with Do you see yourself with another WWE run? Is there anyone you wished to work with that you havent Do you ever want to write a book

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