Bad News Allen Shoot Interview
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I really do not know where to start. I get asked this question alot, Who was your best shoot interview with? What is your top 3 shoots of all time? When asked that question I usually say Roddy Piper, Tully Blanchard or Road Warriors. There are just to many to choose from. But on Saturday night we now have someone who has climed into our top 3 shoots of all time spots. Now I know your thinking, I am just saying this so you go ahead and buy this interview. That is not the case at all. When we sat down with Bad News Brown or Bad News Allen I did not know what to expect. What we got was one of our top three shoots of all time. I actually had to stop the tape at one point and tell him how amazing the interview was going.
Three hours later I was blown away and so was the rest of the RF VIDEO staff. I will put it all on the line and say he is now one of our top three shoots of all time. He has some of the best road stories of all time and we never even heard them from anyone before. If your a fan of New Japan, you will love this as Bad News was there with all the top dogs and the behind the scene stories of Abby, Brody, Hansen, Tiger Jet Singh are all amazing. Find out how he almost got into a fist fight with Andre the Giant on a bus and why Hulk Hogan ducked thinking a gun was involved. What happened in a bar in Sapporo when Tom Prichard got so drunk he got naked and the Somoans started a bar room brawl.....Why Bob Orton left Japan after the Yakuza legit wanted to kill him.... You will hear so many classic stories from Calgary Stampede with Dynamite Kid, Davey Boy and Bret Hart. Finally after three shoot interviews with Bret Hart talking bad about Bad News, we now have the response from Bad News about Bret Hart. Bad News talks about why they never got along and its a great story.
Why did Andre the Giant take a crap on him in Mexico....The WWE stories are a must see as Bad News has seen it all in the locker room and held nothing back..Why him and Roddy Piper had legit heat and why his program was so short....What happened with his meeting with Vince and how Bad News did not back down. His first hand account of the fight with Dynamite and Jacques. What happened when Randy Savage stiffed him in a match....What happened in Florida when Bad News confronted a green Lex Luger....The WWF stories are so amazing and there are so many first time stories on this DVD. As a huge WWF fan I was sitting there marking out.
In the world of professional wrestling, only one man could be referred to as BAD NEWS.
Traveling around the globe, from Inoki and New Japan, the Hart Family in Stampede, south of the border to Mexico, to facing a half black body painted Roddy Piper at WrestleMania VI, Bad News Allen has seen the wrestling business like few others. RF VIDEO is proud to present a shoot interview like none you have seen before as Bad News Allen sat down and talked about his entire career. Allen went into stories that even we and I thought we had seen it all have never heard. This is seriously one of the top three greatest shoots RF VIDEO has ever taken part of as Bad News had one story after another that were simply amazing to listen to. Allen traveled through the back pages of his career and went into vivid detail about everything, including how Cowboy Bob Orton was almost murdered in Japan and exposing some of the truth on two of the cult stories about the 1980s, Tom Magee, WWEs lost hope, and of course the story about Andre losing his bowels IN THE RING! That story alone, if you have never heard it, is worth the price of the DVD. Bad News lives up to his gimmick as guys like Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes and Dr. D David Shultz are buried in a manner that is nothing less than shocking. You want Bret Hart, Dynamite Kid, and Davey Boy Smith stories from their development in Stampede to their rise in the WWE, you got em here!
This is a great look back at the "decade of decadence" as Bad News made his name in three historic promotions during this time. You'll get all the dirt on New Japan, Stampede and the then-WWF. All of the icons of the '80s are talked about on here, and Bad News doesnt hold back and this without a doubt is one of the finest RF Video shoots ever as he teed off on so many legends! Lou Thesz, Billy Robinson, Riki Choshu, Hulk Hogan, Judo Gene Lebell, Kevin Sullivan, Brian Pillman,Randy Savage, Brutis Beefcake, Larry Cameron, Pat Patterson, Vader, Rick Steamboat, Tiger Jeet Singh, Abdullah the Butcher, Dynamite Kid, Bruiser Brody, Lex Luger, Owen Hart, Bret, Antonio Inoki, Hansen, Dick Murdoch, Davey Boy Smith, JYD, Randy Savage, Hercules, Chris Benoit, both Vince McMahons, Jason the Terrible, Peter Maivia, Akira Maeda, Wahoo McDaniel…these are just some of the cast of many names we give Bad News on this shoot. For fans of Stampede pro wrestling, and for fans of early New Japan, this shoot gives it all in telling stories and if that isnt enough, you'll hear about an incident between Bad News and the legendary Andre the Giant which almost resulted in legit fight over Andre's dropping the "N" bomb. What are you waiting for?! Over two and half hours of one of the most entertaining shoots ever filmed, without a dull moment to be found!
- Were you a fan growing up
- What age did you start to study judo
- When did you realize you were good at it
- What was the process like to compete in the olympics
- What was the training like
- What kind of a career could you have had in judo
- Memories of the Pan American Games
- How did you meet Inoki
- Initial impressions of Inoki
- Did you know who he was
- What was the training like
- Did anyone try and test you in training
- What was a typical day like
- Who else was in your class
- What was it like adjusting to the culture
- What was the biggest misconception you had about the business before you started training
- Memories of your first match
- What were the politics like at the time in NJPW
- Did any of the Americans mentor you at that time on tours
- Memories of your first matches with Andre in the 70s
- When did the incident between you and Andre on the bus happen and can you tell the story
- Why did they call you Buffalo
- Memories of wrestling Jay Strongbow
- How did you wind up in New York
- Memories, impressions of Vince Sr
- Was Toots still involved then
- Memories from this time of Vince Jr
- Memories of wrestling in MSG for the first time
- In looking back through the records it seemed you only did preliminary matches in the few months you were there. Why was that?
- Memories of working in Los Angeles and Gene Lebell
- Was Gene as tough as his rep
- What was the territory like at the time
- Memories of the Guerreros
- Thoughts on Eddies current success
- Memories of Al Madril
- You went back to the WWWF in December 81 for a tag match involving Riki Choshu. Memories of that match and how did it go over with the WWWF crowd?
- Memories of Tito Santana from Japan in 80
- Memories of teaming with Hogan on the tour in 80
- What was he like back then
- Was he a better worker back then in your opinion
- Any good stories about him from that time
- Memories of wrestling Inoki
- Memories of Ken Patera
- Memories of Tom Pritchard
- Memories of Tiger Jeet Singh
- Memories of teaming with Bobby Duncam in Los Angeles
- Memories of Peter Maivia
- Did you ever crack from all of the traveling
- Did anyone from the NWA ever make a play for you since you fit the mold of a shooter that they liked to push
- Did All Japan ever try and contact you
- Memories of teaming with Abdullah The Butcher
- Is it true that Abdullah the Butcher tried to keep other black wrestlers out of Japan
- Memories of Bill Eadie
- Memories of Dick Murdoch and any good stories
- Memories of Stan Hansen and any good stories
- Memories of traveling with Freddie Blassie in Japan
- Who taught you how to do promos since you started training in Japan
- Good travel stories in general from early days in Japan
- Memories of Jim Duggan
- A lot of wrestlers dont get to go to Japan for several years into their career. You started there and worked there frequently for the first few years. How did that help you?
- How did you wind up in Calgary
- Memories of Stu Hart
- Stu stories
- Initial impressions of the Hart family
- Memories of matches with Bret
- The both of you have had negative things to say about each other over the years, where does it stem from
- Do you believe the allegations Dynamite Kid made about doing coke and drugs with Bret in his book
- Were you pressured at all to do steroids
- Memories of Davey Boy Smith
- Did you ever work out with Stu in the dungeon
- Memories of ladder matches with Bret
- Dynamite tells a story about being put with you after an altercation between you and Bret. Can you elaborate on it
- Have you ever tried to squash the heat with Bret
- Talk about the story of Dynamite wanting you to run him over with a car
- Did you ever have Visa problems
- After the series with Dynamite you were married to Bret again. Were things any different this time around?
- Memories of David Schultz from this time period
- Were you surprised when he slapped Stossel and got fired
- Good road stories from Stampede
- Memories of your series with Jim Neidhart
- Memories of Wayne Ferris from Stampede
- Memories of JYD from Stampede
- Memories of Archie Gouldie and any good stories
- What happened that you guys got Ed Whalen to quit
- What did you think of Ed as a commentator
- Memories of touring with Bret in Japan
- Any good road stories with Dave Schultz in Japan
- For almost 2 yrs in Stampede you were wrestling either Bret or Dynamite. Why was that?
- Memories of wrestling Lou Thesz & Billy Robinson
- Early memories of Mexico
- Memories of touring Australia and Jim Barnett
- You did a few shows in 84 in Canada for the WWF, how did that come about
- Memories of Mike Shaw
- Do you remember the Rock from Peter Maivia's shows
- Early memories of Chris Benoit
- Is it true you got him into Japan
- Thoughts on how his career turned out
- Memories of Tom Magee
- When could you see the writing on the wall that Stampede was in trouble
- Memories of Steve Williams from Japan
- Memories of Maeda
- Were you on the tour when he shot on Andre
- Were you on the tour when he shot on Choshu
- When Stu sold off Stampede, you were supposed to go to Vince then with Bret and Dynamite. What is the story with that?
- How do you think your career would have been different if you went then?
- How did you wind up in Florida
- Who was booking there at the time
- Thoughts on the area
- Thought on Mike Graham
- Thoughts on Lex Luger
- Thoughts on Wahoo McDaniel
- Were you there the night Brody shot on Luger
- Thoughts on Brody
- Thoughts on Brody jumping back and forth between All and New Japan
- What do you think happened in Puerto Rico
- Memories of Barry Windham
- Memories of Ron Simmons
- Memories of Kevin Sullivan
- What was the story about losing to Humperdink
- Memories of Ray Candy
- Memories of Bigelow from Japan
- Why was it on the tour of April 87 you and Maeda had several singles matches but none of them had a finish. they were either draws or count outs?
- How did you wind up going back to Stampede
- How did things change by then
- How did Stu change
- Memories of Brian Pillman
- Memories of matches with Owen Hart
- Memories and any stories about touring with Buzz Sawyer in Japan
- Memories of Cpl Kirchner from Stampede
- Memories of one of your last matches in Stampede which was with Benoit
- How did you wind up in the WWF
- Initial thoughts on Vince
- Initial thoughts on the locker room
- Were you accepted
- How had Hogan changed
- Thoughts on Savage
- What were the politics like
- Were guys paranoid about you coming in and taking their spot
- What were you promised coming into the WWF
- Did you bury the heat with Bret early on
- Thoughts on Dynamite around this time
- Did you find it ironic that your first main program there was with Bret
- Memories of your first Wrestlemania and the Battle Royal
- Memories of your series with Bret
- Were there problems between the two of you
- Memories of matches with Neidhart
- Memories of your first main event against Hogan in New Jersey
- Was that the biggest house show pay off you ever got
- What was the biggest pay off you ever got in the WWF
- Memories of working with JYD
- Was he a mess by this time
- What was the drug scene like
- Memories of matches with Patera
- Memories of matches with Ultimate Warrior
- Is it true that you called yourself the Ultimate Warrior early in your career
- Thoughts on Warrior
- Are you aware that WWE put a DVD completely burying Warrior out and thoughts
- Memories of your series with Savage
- Were there any problems between you two as far as involving Elizabeth in spots, etc
- Thoughts on how paranoid Savage would be with Liz
- How paranoid was Savage in general
- Memories of working with John Studd
- Memories of the street fights with Savage
- Memories of matches with Hercules
- Memories of working with Ron Garvin and his chops
- Did you work without a contract at this time
- Memories of matches with Owen
- Memories of matches with Beefcake
- Were you there when Jacques and Dynamite had their incident
- Did you ever see anyone crack on the road
- Did anyone complain during this time about doing a job for you
- Memories of Dusty in the WWF
- Is it true that you went to Vince about Saphire's name
- It seemed at times you would be in a feud and then just linger around the cards for months before something else. Do you think that Vince didn't knowvwhat to do with you?
- Thoughts on Pat Patterson
- Why do you think you never had a big ppv match with Hogan or Savage
- How did you find out that Roddy Piper was going to wear black face
- Did you let Vince or Roddy know how offensive that was
- What were there reactions
- Why was the match a double count out and not a decisive finish
- Do you think you should have went over since Roddy was part time and you were full time
- Thoughts on the match
- Did you give your notice after this
- How did that come about
- How did Vince react
- Memories of series with Jake Roberts
- Jake's problems have been documented. What was he like then?
- Did you find it odd you did jobs for him everywhere around the horn in the months prior to Summer Slam
- How were you treated on the way out
- You have said that the WWF was 2 1/2 years of your life you didn't enjoy. Why?
- Any good road stories and ribs from then
- Best memory of that time
- How did you wind up in New Japan again
- Was it different for you this time now that you were a former WWF star
- How much had Benoit improved by that time
- Memories of Vader
- Memories of Larry Cameron
- Memories of Chono
- Memories of Furnas and Kroffat from UWA
- Bam Bam told a story years ago about a match you all had in UWA where Andre took a shit in the ring, what do you recall about it
- What happened with a snake in Mexico
- How come you never wound up in WCW? Was there contact?
- What did you think of the whole Survivor Series incident with Bret
- Memories of UWF
- Any good stories about Danny Hodge and Lou Thesz
- How much of UWF was a work and how much a shoot
- Why did it fail
- Memories of wrestling a young Sexton Hardcastle
- Any good Tony Cordello road stories
- Early memories of Chris Jericho
- Memories wrestling a young Christian Cage
- Memories of Don Callis
- Memories of working Ricky Steamboat
- How did you like doing commentary a few years back
- Was it humbling to take a job as a mall security guard or did you enjoy it
- How is your school going?
- Are you releasing a book
- What do you think of all of the books that have come out
- What were your thoughts on the sale of WCW to Vince
- Do you think TNA can survive
- Do you like UFC and Pride
- Can you repeat the Karl Moffat/Jason the Terrible locker room story you told in an interview a few years ago
- Would you have done either if they were around in your prime
- What do you miss most about the business
- What do you think of the current product
- What do you think of the start of the current war between UFC and WWE
- Are you still active with your website?
A great shoot interview
6/26/2013 2:38 PM
I've seen many shoot interviews over the years & this 1 with Bad News is up there as 1 of the best.Bad News comes across as a down to earth guy & the stories he tells are great.The majority of stories that he tells had me laughing out loud.You can see why he was respected in the locker room if it be in Japan or in the wwf.
Awesome Excellent Great
11/7/2010 10:11 AM
1.Awesome story telling.
2.Gives lots of details.
3.Gives the names of the people who were involved in the incidents.
5.Displayed genuine emotion,especially when talking about Bruiser Brody.
6.I've watched this shoot interview 5 times from start to finish.
7.Even if you don't know anything about Bad News or didn't like him,don't let that stop you from buying this video,he talks about a fight he almost got into with Andre the Giant,he talks about how Hulk Hogan was scared to death of him because of something he might have had in his gym bag,he talks about management in the Japan promotions used him to keep Abdullah the Butcher and Brody in line,he talks about his payoff in the WWF,he talks about his confrontation with Vince McMahon,he talks about the Dynamite Kid/Jacque Rougeau fight,he talks about what Andre did to him in the ring in Mexico that had the fans throwing up,he talks about the problems he had with the Hart brothers.
8.Other than the Honky Tonk Man YouShoot this is the greatest shoot interview ever.
4/16/2010 11:47 AM
One of the five all-time greatest shoots done by RF Video. Worth it for the hilarious story of his dark match with Ultimate Warrior alone!
Best Shoot Interview ... so far
11/26/2008 12:03 AM
2 and a half hours can be a long time to sit on the couch and watch a wrestling interview for, but it just flew by. Just a great dvd, great stories.
Bad News Allen
5/7/2008 3:29 PM
This was the first "shoot" interview I ever purchased, it was also the start on an addiction. Bad News Brown was one of my all time favorites. The respect he shows for his fellow man is regal, at the same time the dicipline stories he tells are so vivid you could swear you were there. (The Blue Blazer story is worth the price of the DVD alone) RFvideo.com should be on the favorites tab of anyone who calls themselves a wrestling fan. Allen pulled no punches, threw no cheap shots, and dodged no questions, yet came off as intellegent and well spoken as any politician. I recomend this DVD for ANY SPORTS FAN.