The Godwinns Shoot Interview - Volume 1 DVD-R
Some of the best shoot interviews we have conducted are with wrestlers that are out of the business for good. With nothing to lose and years of frustrations, the ears will be ringing of the RF Video Shoot Interview viewers. Dennis Knight and Mark Canterbury reached the highs and lows of pro wrestling together. Now with nothing to hide and no agenda, both men sat down and fired their barrels in one of RF Video's most explosive shoot interviews.
Knight and Canterbury were some of the last of a dying breed. Both men made their careers in pro wrestling the old fashioned way. Both men came up from the dying territories, to the politics of WCW, and then to the big lights in the WWF. Knight and Canterbury combined their talents to become one of the most remembered gimmicks of the last decade, the Godwinns.
But before they slopped Triple H and the Bodydonnas, both men road the grueling roads of Memphis, TN. Both will tell you the lessons they learned and what it was like to work in one of the lowest points of one of wrestling's classic territories. How were they able to parlay their minimal experience into a deal with WCW?
While their greatest fame came in the WWE, some of their greatest stories on the shoot come from WCW. What was it like to go from working for Bill Watts to Ole Anderson? What were the pressures of working for old school bookers in a new school environment? Memories are shared of bonds that would last a lifetime with fellow wrestlers Cactus Jack, Steve Austin, and Brian Pillman. Dennis' Cactus Jack imitation will put you in stitches.
Along with more money came more frustrations in WCW. Let's just say that Dennis and Mark are not a part of the Ric Flair Fan Club. Both wrestlers let loose their controversial opinions of one of the most polarizing individuals in the business. Dennis hates two guys in the business. One is Flair and the other is Eric Bischoff, and he'll tell you exactly why.
What was it like to make the jump to New York? Mark recalls his battles with a legend in the making, Triple H. How close were they? What brought them together? How were both men accepted by the veterans in the WWF locker room? Who came up with the slop, the gimmick, the managers, and everything else we remember today as the Godwinns.
One of the most revealing segments of the interview is when they talked about their battles with the Clique. Mark's battles with Triple H reached beyond the ring later in their relationship. How was the locker room divided in the battle with the Clique? Who sided with whom? What veterans stood up and said enough is enough?
The Godwinns had some classics with the Bodydonnas. Mark and Dennis talk about the Tammy Sytch dynamic. Both men worked with one of the original divas several times with the Bodydonnas and the Smoking Gunns. How did they get along? Well let's just say time doesn't necessarily heal all wounds and you will hear exactly why. If you thought you heard all of the stories on Tammy Sytch, you haven’t heard anything until you hear these.
The Godwinns took us in the back with a lot of backstage stories. The Godwinns were a part of one of wrestling's biggest revolutions. What was it like to share the stage with HBK, Bret Hart, Steve Austin, the LOD, and more? Of course with the matches, came the ribs and you will hear about some great ones.
Dennis unleashes his frustrations on some that he felt have had a silver spoon in the business. Dennis recalls a conversation he had early in his career about injuries. Dennis talks about the advice and how he would remember it years later. Dennis then proceeds to go on a 15 minute rant about some of the whiners and cry babies he has encountered in the wrestling business.
Life in the fast lane isn't always glamorous. Dennis and Mark talk about the roller coaster ride of partying and drugs in pro wrestling. What are their thoughts on drugs and are they a necessary evil in wrestling? It is quite a somber moment when both men talk openly about the rash of deaths in pro wrestling. Which deaths hit them the hardest? Could any of them have been prevented?
Like most wrestlers from this time period, you will hear some great HBK stories. Shawn wasn't always an angle, and both men will talk about Shawn at the height of his arrogance. In addition, you will hear about the frustrations of working with one of wrestling’s most famous teams, the Road Warriors. Dennis questions the manhood of the two legends and tells you why. The two were also none too fond of the Harris Twins and in their words called them, well...you'll have to find out.
By the time we finished this interview the sun was rising and Dennis was just getting warmed up. These are two guys with a lot to say and a rare opportunity to say it. Needless to say they both took advantage of the opportunity and left no stone unturned in the interview. If you want to hear about the politics, the territories, the bookers, the backstage gossip, and the brutal truth well then this is the interview for you. Those scared of hearing the truth about some of wrestling's biggest heroes may want to skip this one. These two put the shoot back in shoot interview.
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