Al Perez Shoot Interview DVD-R
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Al Perez was touted as a future star in the 1980s after working in many territories including World Class, Mid-South, Southwest and the big two of WWF and NWA. Perezgives the inside scoop on his entire career in this entertaining and informative shoot. He has worked with just about all the big names and he tells all about it on this shoot. Here is what Perez talked about:
-His start in the business.
-Who did he learn the most from?
-Working the California territories.
-Memories of Roddy Piper and Buzz Sawyer back then.
-His stay in Southwest Championship Wrestling.
-Thoughts on Joe Blanchard.
-Working Bobby Jaggers, Scott Casey, Bob Sweetan, Sheepherders, Adrian Street, Manny Fernandez and more.
-What was the locker room like?
-How Southwest changed when it got the USA deal.
-Working Puerto Rico.
-Thoughts on Carlos Colon, Invader 1 and Abdullah The Butcher.
-Going to Bill Watts Mid-South.
-Teaming with Wendell Cooley.
-Bill Watts as a booker and boss.
-Working with Steve Williams and Ted Dibiase.
-His run with the Mid-South tag team titles.
-How things changed when Eddie Gilbert came in.
-Working Dutch Mantel, Bill Dundee and Tom Prichard.
-Why did he leave Mid-South?
-Does he think Mid-South could have gone national.
-Working a young Rick Steiner.
-Being around Jake Roberts.
-Going to work for Jim Crocketts NWA.
-His impression of Dusty Rhodes.
-Working with Gary Hart.
-Memories of his series of matches vs. Nikita Koloff.
-Teaming with Larry Zybysko.
-Dusty Rhodes as a booker.
-Working with Sting and The Fantastics.
-Thoughts on Ric Flair.
-What was the drug scene like?
-Did success go to anyones head.
-Working the Tower Of Doom match.
-Going to WWF.
-Thoughts and memories of Vince McMahon.
-Perez compares the WCW and WWF locker rooms.
-Thoughts on Hulk Hogan.
-Who did he travel with in WWF?
-Drug and alcohol scene in WWF.
-Adjusting to the WWF travel schedule.
-Leaving WWF (great story)
-Going to Dusty Rhodes new promotion. -Memories of a young Dallas Page.
-Matches with Mike Graham.
-His cousin Lou Perez and what happened to him.
-Going to World Class.
-Perez goes into lots of details about all the Von Erichs in and out of the ring.
-What did he think of the Fritz Von Erich heart attack angle?
-Working Tony Atlas.
-Perez compares the different Von Erichs to each other.
-Working Cactus Jack back then.
-How things changed when World Class became USWA.
-Eric Embry as USWA booker.
-What Jerry Lawler was like in USWA.
-Differences between USWA and World Class.
-Why he thinks World Class closed.
-Can a territory be successful today?
-Thoughts on Joe Pedicino.
-The money situation.
-Thoughts on guys like Scott Levy (Raven) and Marcus Bagwell back then.
-Did he think they would achieve success.
-Was Doug Gilbert really crazy?
-Working Soultaker, now known as Godfather.
-Going to work in All Japan.
-Memories of Giant Baba.
-Working a young Jun Akiyama.
-Thoughts on Misawa.
-Did he enjoy working in Japan?