Shoot with Mad Dog Vachon


It is a rare opportunity to sit down with a true Hall of Fame pro wrestler. RF Video had that honor and recently and are proud to share it with you. It is with great honor that RF Video brings to you our newest Shoot Interview with Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon. The Mad Dog is truly a character in his own right. This was a rare opportunity to talk to one of the all-time greats. Mad Dog talks about life 70 years ago and watching pro wrestling as a kid. Mad Dog also has a great story about he broke into pro wrestling. Mad Dog also goes in depth about competing in the Olympics and how that changed his life. Mad Dog talks about his long road to the top. Mad Dog talks about his early territorial work in Texas and Portland. Mad Dog talks about Don Owen and how Owen impacted his career. Mad Dog also talks about changing his gimmick and why he did it. Mad Dog also talks about promoting and becoming a successful promoter with his family. One of Mad Dog's greatest rivals was Verne Gagne. Mad Dog talks about meeting Verne and his initial reaction to meeting him. Mad Dog also talks about the many ring wars with Verne. What was it like to be AWA world champion? Did Verne ever try and shoot on him? Mad Dog also breaks down all of his famous AWA opponents. Mad Dog has some great stories about all eras of his career. Mad Dog talks about breaking Andre the Giant into the business. Mad Dog talks about flying him to Canada and where things went from there. Mad Dog also talks about his infamous angle with Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash in the WWE. Why was Mad Dog's WWE career cut short in the 80s? Mad Dog also talks about his tragic accident. What happened to his leg? What kind of a toll did it take on him? Did anyone pay legally for this? How does he feel today about being in a wheel chair? Mad Dog opens up in a way that you have never seen him before on camera. This was truly an honor and a pleasure for RF Video and we are proud to bring it to you. Sit back and enjoy a conversation with one of pro wrestling's all-time great characters. It is with great excitement that RF Video presents to you a one of a kind Shoot Interview with the former AWA world champion, Mad Dog Vachon. Can you talk about your early life Were you a wrestling fan growing up Memories of wrestling back then What did you like about Yvon Robert Memories training under Jim Crowley How did you get into the Olympics What was the village like Was there a lot of partying How did the Olympics change your life What were your plans after the Olympics How did you meet Verne Gagne Initial impressions of Verne What changed your mind to go pro Was the training more difficult than you thought What was the kayfabe like for a young guy back then Memories of Larry Kasaboski Memories of your first match What are some of the things you remember you did to pay your dues Who mentored you early on What were some of the early territories you worked Did you like it What was the travel schedule like Were you tested by any veterans as a rookie Is it true that Eddie Quinn wouldn’t use you because you were too good of a shooter How important was shooting back then Did anyone test you Memories of the Texas territory Who were the bookers Memories of teaming with Pierre LaSalle Was it hard early on to make yourself stand out How did you change your look to make yourself stand out Is it true that you bought your own commercial time and if so why Did you like the gimmick change How did you get the name Mad Dog Memories of Don Owen Did his brother ever try and set up any shoots with you and the guys How instrumental were you in getting your brother in the business Did you like teaming with him Memories of matches against Chico Garcia & Chet Wallick Is it true that you met your wife after spitting a shoe string at her< /SPAN> Were you banned in the United States during this time Did you fear that you would have a hard time making a living without U.S. bookings Memories of Japan How did you wind up in the AWA Initial memories of Verne Gagne What was the Minnesota territory like travel wise Memories of Crusher Memories of Bruiser Who did you like to travel with throughout your career Memories of Red Bastien Memories of Baron Von Rachke There is a story that has often been told about you opening a plane door. What is the story? Memories of Nick Bockwinkel Memories of Ray Stevens Memories of Billy Robinson Memories of Harley Race Memories of Larry Hennig How stunned were the fans when you beat Verne for the title Did you like wrestling Verne Why did you leave Memories working for Jacques Rougeau and Hans Schmidt Did you like working in Canada Why did you try and obtain a promoting license How much opposition did you receive Memories of matches with your brother against Bruiser and Crusher Memories of the Original Sheik Memories teaming with Bob Orton Memories of teaming with Baron Von Rachke in Central States Memories of Abdullah the Butcher Memories of Stan Hansen Memories of Bruiser Brody Were you for or against Vivian and Luna getting involved How tough was it then for women to make it in wrestling Memories of Lou Thesz Did you like turning babyface in the AWA Memories teaming with Verne against Stevens and Bockwinkel Memories of Bobby Heenan As you got older in the AWA did you find any of the younger guys not wanting to sell for you Memories of Hulk Hogan from the AWA Memories of the Iron Sheik Memories of the IWA and teaming with Ivan Koloff Ivan said he was blackballed for working there. Did you have problems Memories of matches against Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis Did you have a good time when Jesse was running for Governor How did you wind up working for Vince in the early 80s How come you left so soon Did you like it there What happened in 1987 with the car accident How did you get into doing beer commercials How did you get into being a restaurant critic Were you recognized often Who’s idea was it to use your leg in the Shawn Michaels – Diesel match. Are you surprised people sti ll talk about it What makes someone a good heel in your opinion Is there anyone that made it that surprised you and made it and is there anyone who didn't make it who you thought would Do you still watch wrestling Thoughts on UFC and comparisons to pro wrestling Do you want to write a book Is it hard to adjust to life after pro wrestling What do you do today Fav and least fav guys to work with Fav ribs and road stories Favorite ribs Thoughts on the lack of kayfabe today Do you still have a passion for the business What do you miss most and least about being a full time wrestler

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