Axl.... Axl.... Axl... Axl, I can still hear to this day like it was just yesterday the fans chanting his name. Axl Rotten was the one guy in ECW that was always over no matter what the booker tried to do him. It did not matter if Axl was in the opening match or in the main event the guy knew how to work the crowd and get himself over.
Now for the first time in eight years, Axl sits down with RF VIDEO to reveal all of his dark secrets on why he left the business and what he went thru since our last shoot interview with him before the first ECW PPV Barely Legal. If you have seen our past shoot interview with Axl you know he is one guy who loves to shoot on people. He holds nothing back just like New Jack and The Honky Tonk Man. This is one of the most entertaining shoots of all time.
Axl talked for the very first time ever on the real reasons on why he left wrestling. You will hear about his drug addiction that lead him from shooting needles into his arms in ECW to taking heroin. What else did Axl Rotten do in ECW that nobody knew about. Did he think he was going to die? If you like to hear about wild drug stories this shoot is for you. It is as open as the Chris Candido shoot when it comes to the drug use issue.
Axl talks about Paul Heyman like nobody else has done in the past. Axl for the first time ever admits that 8 years ago he was the one guy that Paul Heyman never wanted him to do a shoot interview for us. Axl has a million stories on how he got along or actually did not get along with Paul Heyman and why he was still in the company even though they agreed to disagree.
Axl takes us though all of his top matches in ECW with Balls as his partner as they faced the Dudleys, FBI, Sabu + RVD. He talks about all of his famous single matches in ECW as well with Lance Storm, Al Snow and many more. We talk about all of his early gimmick matches with the glass, fire, thumbtacks and barbed wire. Axl talks about how Raven and Tommy Dreamer told them to tone down their matches because they could not follow them. There are alot of shocking stories that I did not even know. Axl takes us through his entire ECW run with just story after story that will make you relive the memories once again.
We talk about his relationship with Ian Rotten and how they met. He really goes into his early start in ECW and what it was like working with Ian Rotten back in the early days of ECW. There are some good stories about Paul Heyman once again and Terry Funk.
Axl talks about CZW and the booking team and why he does not like the company. This is classic as he just goes off on this subject. This part of the interview is just pure Axl. He cuts a really funny promo at this point of the interview.
Axl talks alot of being on the road and there are a million funny stories about his times in ECW. If your an ECW fan this shoot is a must. We talk about the future WWE ECW PPV and also the Hardcore Homecoming show. This is one shoot interview that you need to check out and I promise you this is one you will watch over and over again.
Here are all of the questions that we asked Axl:
What was it like to watch Barely Legal on the sidelines
What did you think of Paul working with the WWE at the time
Did you think it was a conflict of interest
Terry Funk recently said its ironic that Vince is bringing ECW back since he killed it, do you agree
Did you talk with WCW at the time
Memories of your series with the Dudleys
Are you surprised at their success in the WWE
Memories of your series with the FBI
Were you ever supposed to get the ECW tag titles with Balls
Did you feel insulted you never got it
Memories working Furnas and Kroffat
Memories of your series with Sabu and RVD
Memories of some of the matches you and Candido had
Memories of matches with Lance Storm
Thoughts/memories with Sid came in
Memories of matches with Al Snow