Tugboat Shoot Interview DVD

Tugboat Shoot Interview DVD

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US Steel. Tugboat. Typhoon. Shockmaster. The man has been known by many names, and all of them have made an impact one way or the other. The man behind the names, Fred Ottman, is the latest guest in RF VIDEO's shoot interview series. A down to Earth, humble guy, Ottman talks about his entire career; from his buzz-worthy stint in Florida, to his top-of-the-card run in WWE, all the way to his epically disastrous appearance in WCW. No stone was left unturned as we asked every question possible to a man who has been in some of the biggest locker rooms in wrestling history.

Ottman started his career between Memphis and Texas, and we got him to discuss what it was like working for two of wrestling's biggest all time stars in Jerry Lawler and Bruiser Brody. What were both men like outside the ring? What were the politics going on behind the scenes? What was it like working with guys like Gary Hart and Bill Dundee? Working with Dusty Rhodes in Florida, we got the scoop on how Ottman got the name US Steel along with what he thought about all the guys in the territory such as Oliver Humperdink. Ottman explains in detail the offers he received from WCW and WWF and explained why he went to New York.

Working for Vince McMahon opened up a whole can of worms and Ottman told us what it was like to work with Hogan right off the bat. We got a ton of backstage WWF stories as all the big names were still there including Andre the Giant, Iron Sheik, Honky Tonk Man, Ted DiBiase, the Road Warriors and Randy Savage. What really happened the night Nailz attacked McMahon? You'll hear that story along with insane tales of what Lex Luger and Ultimate Warrior would do behind the scenes.

No Ottman shoot would be complete without talking about one of wrestling's most unforgettable debutsSHOCKMASTER. Ottman speaks of that infamous Clash of the Champions moment and is hilarious as he recalls the event. This is truly a must see moment on the DVD. We also covered all his major matches and feuds in WCW including Steven Regal, Ricky Steamboat, Sid Vicious, and appearing in War Games. Tugboat fans and basically anyone who grew up during the 90s will enjoy this interview as Ottman was in the two biggest wrestling companies during a fantastic time. You'll get Von Erich stories, where the name Tugboat came from, and stories of working with all those fantastic WWF tag teams of the era.

Howd you get started
Was the training more difficult than you thought
Memories of your first match
How did you get into Memphis
Who gave you the name Big Bubba the Belt Collector
Memories of matches with Jerry Lawler
Thoughts on Lawler
Was he fair to you
Thoughts on Bill Dundee
Do you think part of the problem today is that there aren�t places like Memphis
Who did you work with down there
Any good road stories
Why did you leave
Memories of Texas All Star Wrestling
Memories of Gary Hart
Memories of Bruiser Brody
Memories of matches with Al Madril
Memories of matches with John Boyd
Why did you go back to Memphis
Did you have more respect now that you were more experienced
How did you wind up in Florida
Initial impressions of Dusty Rhodes
Who�s idea was US Steel
Is it true that you were sued because of that name
Memories of matches with Dusty
Memories of a young Dustin
Memories of being managed by Oliver Humperdink
Memories of Dallas Page
You wrestled in the WWF as the Big Steel Man with Slick, was that a tryout
How did you wind up going to the WWE
Did you have any negotiations with WCW
Was Dusty upset
Were you surprised when he went later
How difficult was it for him to run a territory in 1989
Initial memories and thoughts of Vince McMahon
Memories of Pat Patterson
What was the dynamic of the locker room back then
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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shocking...(eye roll), 4.9.2010
Reviewer: Ryan Tourgee (Cranston, RI)

Ottman seems like a laid back guy who enjoyed his time in the business. Shockmaster story is hilarious.