VIDEO DOWNLOAD - Doug Sommers Shoot Interview

VIDEO DOWNLOAD - Doug Sommers Shoot Interview

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Doug Sommers is a name synonymous with wrestling and "Pretty Boy" sat down to go on record about his glorious career. Breaking into the industry at the tender age of nine years old with the help of Harley Race, Sommers learned the art of wrestling the hard way and worked his way up the ladder in all the territories. Amarillo. Dallas. Minneapolis. Mid South. Florida. Anywhere and everywhere, and Sommers has tales to show for it as he talks about working with, and for, some of the biggest names wrestling has ever produced. Terry Funk. Verne Gagne. The Von Erichs. Dusty Rhodes. Captain Redneck Dick Murdoch. Leroy McGuirk. The Gilberts. The Guerreros. Bill Watts. Calling all wrestling historians, this is one interview that shouldn't go under the radar.

Many of us fondly remember Doug from his days in the AWA and of course he spent a long time talking about his time in Gagne's Minnesota based promotion. "Pretty Boy" gives one backstage story after another that have never been heard on camera before. The Iron Sheik. The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty). Larry Zybsko. Greg Gagne. Curt Hennig. Scott Hall. Nick Bockwinkel. One name after another and no serious AWA fan should consider their collection complete without this incredible shoot. To top it off, Sommers gives his favorite road stories with his partner Buddy Rose and their manager Sherri Martel. In a word, this DVD is fun. It was fun to conduct and, for fans, it is fun to watch.

How did you get into the business
Is it true that you did ring crew as a teenager for Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Did the boys ever let you into their inner circle
Did any of the guys give you an extra hard time since you were young
How big was kayfabe back then
Did anyone mentor you
Is it true that Harley Race trained you
Any good road stories
How did you wind up starting to train
You refereed for awhile, memories of that
What helped you as a referee that you used later on to become a good worker
Who taught you how to bump and psychology
What was the training like
When did you realize you were ready
Can you talk about paying your dues back then
Memories of early matches against Danny Miller
Memories of your first match
Was it harder or easier to be taken seriously by the boys who knew you as a ring crew kid
Memories of working for Leroy McGuirk
Was he a fair booker
Memories teaming with Ron MacFarlane
Memories of matches with the Gilberts
Did you see potential in Eddie
Memories of matches with Hector Guerrero
Memories of Japan tours
Memories wrestling in Georgia
Memories teaming with Bobby Shane
Memories of matches with Alexis Smirnoff
Any good road stories
Memories of Ole Anderson
Memories of matches with Buzz Sawyer
Why do you think you weren�t pushed hard in Georgia later in your career
Memories of Jim Barnett
Memories of Gordon Solie
Memories of Dusty Rhodes
Memories of Thunderbolt Patterson
Do you think Dusty stole his gimmick
Memories of wrestling a young Bob Orton
Memories of Andre the Giant
Memories of Mr. Wrestling 2 
Memories of Tommy Rich
Memories of working the Florida territory
Good road stories
Memories of working for Bill Watts
Thoughts on Bill
Any good road stories


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