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Skandar Akbar takes you on a journey throughout the career of the legendary manager of Devastation Inc.
Akbar had success in some of the greatest territories with some of wrestling's most famous feuds. His Devastation Inc. faction waged war with The Von Erichs in World Class and dominated Bill Watts' UWF. Akbar talks about it all from his start in the 1960s with Lou Thesz all the way up to what he's doing today.
Akbar goes into detail and talks about all the famous names he's worked with including Danny Hodge, Ox Baker, Junkyard Dog, Kamala, Missing Link, Hacksaw Duggan, Ted Dibiase, Andre The Giant, Bruiser Brody, Sting, Bradshaw and many more!!!
What did Akbar do to keep his gimmick believable at all times? Why didn't he ever go to WWF or WCW? What was the business like in the territory days? How did the Arab community feel about his gimmick? How far did fans go to try to hurt him? You'll learn about it all from booking to managing as Akbar shares wrestling history in this Straight Shoot.
- His start in the business.
- What Lou Thesz was like and how he helped him.
- What Fritz Von Erich was like.
- The development of the Skandar Akbar name and gimmick.
- Who he learned the most from.
- Working in Australia.
- Tagging with Ox Baker.
- Akbar also talks about other legends and stories from his early days.
- Why he retired and went into managing in 1977.
- Why he had to wear a bullet proof vest at ringside.
- The story on when a woman threw her baby at him.
- Working in Mid-South.
- What Bill Watts was like.
- His feud against Junkyard Dog.
- Akbar talks about all the Mid-South legends including Ernie Ladd, Ted Dibiase, King Kong Bundy, Hacksaw Duggan, Magnum TA, Kamala, Andre The Giant, Missing Link and many more!!!
- Akbar not only talks about what it was like to work the biggest names, but discusses what they are like outside the ring.
- Going to World Class.
- Working with the Von Erichs.
- Working with Bruiser Brody.
- The story of Brody's death.
- What the Von Erichs were like outside the ring.
- The death of the Von Erichs.
- What killed the World Class territory.
- What Fritz Von Erich was like in world Class.
- Akbar talks about all the legends of World Class including Chris Adams, Geno Hernandez, Iceman King Parsons and more.
- Leaving World Class.
- Going back to Mid-South.
- The fireball angle with Jim Duggan.
- Working with Bill Watts.
- His thoughts on Mid-South turning into UWF and going into syndication.
- Managing One Man Gang vs. Duggan.
- What The Fabulous Freebirds were like.
- What it was like when WWF started raiding talent.
- Akbar also talks about other stars from UWF/Mid-South.
- Why he never went to WWF or NWA.
- Going back to the Dallas territory in 1989.
- Why things weren't the same.
- How his booking got Eric Embry over.
- What WCCW talent like Cactus Jack and Percy Pringle were like back then.
- What Jeff Jarrett was like.
- Why WCCW failed.
- Working with Great Muta as Black Ninja.
- What he's up to these days.
- Some stories of various places where Akbar booked.
- The reaction of the Arab community to his gimmick.
- Some crazy fans stories.
- Lots more!!!