VIDEO DOWNLOAD - Pat Tanaka Shoot Interview
RF VIDEO had the privilege to sit down with a second generation superstar, Pat Tanaka. Pat was one half of the Bad Company tag team that ran rampant in the AWA and Memphis territories and later went to the WWE with long time tag team partner Paul Diamond. Pat also was in ECW and WCW as well and we touch on that too. During this tell all interview Pat talks about everything from growing up in the business, breaking into the business at a young age, road stories with some of the most notorious ribbers like Curt Henning, drug use and of course making it into the big time with the WWE. Pat holds nothing back for this one on one exclusive tell all interview.
Pat talks all about coming up in the Florida territory and being around legends like Hiro Matsuda and Eddie Graham. You will hear how Dusty Rhodes played a huge role into getting him his first break in the Crockett territory. What was it like to work TV during that time period and work with the greats like Abby, Tully Blanchard, Ric Flair.
How did Pat wind up working for Jerry Lawler and Jerry Jarrett. What was the memphis territory like during its heyday. How did he meet Paul Diamond for the very first time. Who were the guys in the locker room that he got along with. Want stories on Buddy Landel, Rocky Johnson and Bill Dundee?
Pat later left the Memphis territory and we find out why. How did he end up working for Verne Gagne? What was a young Curt Henning like out of the ring. How crazy did the ribs get in the AWA, including a never told before Henning story. How about being around the legends like Greg Gagne, Nick Bockwinkel and other top acts from MN. Pat saw a lot of big names pass thru the AWA locker rooms and he has stories on all of them. Wait until you hear his Kerry Von Erich story from SuperClash.
Pat made it to the big time when the WWE brought him into the company and find out why Paul Diamond did not come in with him at first. Pat talks about his legendary manager Mr. Fuji. What were his impressions of Hulk Hogan? Pat’s career crossed paths with The Rockers all of the map and how did he rate his matches with the Rockers, especially their classic at Wrestlemania 6. He has stories on all the vets from the WWE including Piper, Bret Hart, and so many more.
How did Pat end up working for Paul Heyman in ECW. Did he get along with Paul behind the scenes. For the first time ever Pat talks about the horrible exploding ring match that took place at the ECW arena and what went wrong. Was it true that Pat would go to the ring with Cocaine taped inside his trunks?
You will hear about his Japan tours with Sabu and how he worked for FMW and New Japan. What happened when he booked the late Chris Candido for his New Japan debut? How he ended up in WCW and what the politics were like during the Eric Bischoff reign.
This interview is just a very fun filled interview with a guy who has
nothing to loose and Pat opens up about his long career in the world of
pro wrestling. If you loved Bad Company and want to learn and hear
tons of amazing stories about the biggest names in the business this is
one interview you can’t miss.
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