Out of control is one way to describe it. Completely insane is another. One thing everyone can agree on is that the shoot was a Must Watch in every way possibly and finally we have found another wrestling superstar who recorded a shoot interview that you won't be able to tear yourself away from no matter how hard you try!
Ken Patera, Olympic athlete and wrestling strongman sat down for career defining interview that even had our eyes bugging out, and we've seen everything! We're sure you've heard the rumors that Patera has the potential to go postal if asked the wrong questions and we were more than ready to pepper Ken with the questions YOU wanted asked, even at the risk to our health! We asked Ken point blank about his infamous arrest after attacking a McDonald's and were able to get his side of this incredible story. After getting that question out of the way, we knew we could ask anything, and the interview really picked up steam as Ken answered everything we threw his way.
Patera talked about starting his career in weightlifting and how it got him into the Olympics. The conversation moved over into wrestling, and Ken talked about breaking into the business through Verne Gagne's AWA and just gave us a ton of stories centering on Verne Gagne's much loved promotion. How did Patera meet Ric Flair and exactly why did Flair want to quit the business during a time when the two shared an apartment together? You'll get the answer to that along with a lot more AWA stuff.
We know what you want, WWF dirt and Patera held nothing back as he talked about leaving Minnesota for New York and working for the biggest circus in wrestling. Every big name of the era is talked about including: Bob Backlund, Superstar Billy Graham, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Big John Studd, Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, Ivan Putski and so many more that all long time wrestling fans are going to be completely marking out. Even we couldn't believe what Patera said about Bobby Heenan and Hulk Hogan!
But that's not all! Patera has a special message for Sheiky Baby and this is something you'll want to hear for yourself! One great story after another flowed from a man who clearly had a lot to air out after holding it in for so long. Ken goes off on Billy Jack Haynes and has a frank discussion on the controversial subject of drugs in wrestling, including owning up to his own demons. We covered Patera's time in jail and this is one subject that will have many fans glued to their screens. You want crazy ring rat stories and tales of absolutely insane ribs? This DVD has both in spades and best of all is the Sheik-worthy rants that Patera goes off on that have nothing to do with the subject at hand. Politics, stock investment these subjects sound innocuous but they become hilarious when Patera loses his mind talking about them! This is the one shoot interview you'll be telling all your friends about and quoting for months!
How did you get into power lifting
What was the training like for that back in your day
What do you remember about the Olympics
What was steroid use like back then
How did you break into the business
Memories of first meeting Verne Gagne
Did Verne try and get cute with you and stretch you
How hard was the training