Rockin’ Rebel Shoot Interview
Rockin’ Rebel, one of indy wrestling’s most notrorious personalities, sat down with RF VIDEO and let everything out of the bag in one of our most hilarious shoot interviews ever! Rebel has worked all of the major indys in the Northeast, including Joel Goodhart’s TWA, ECW, PWU, and CZW and was told us one gut bustingly funny story after another during the course of this entertaining and informative shoot.
Always outspoken, Rebel held nothing back as he talked about everything under the sun. From the controversial Joel Goodhart, to being in ECW during the Eddie Gilbert/Paul Heyman transition, Rebel has been in the thick of things and offers his first hand opinions during this exclusive shoot. Besides some incredible stories about his wrestling career, one of the greatest ribs we’ve ever heard about came during Rebel’s ECW tenure in Wildwood, NJ.
Working with the WWF in the late ’80s, Rebel walked us through his experience along with giving his advice to talent looking to get work in New York. Rebel also talked about all of the mega indy promoters and promotions that he worked with around the Northeast and this interview would mean nothing if Rebel did not talk about what it was like to work for John Zandig and CZW. This is where the shoot gets really intense as Rebel finally gets to publicly air his problems with CZW and give his side of the story. What exactly does Rebel think of with the CZW front office (or lack thereof) and would he ever go back to CZW? You’ll find out the answers to those questions and many more in this great shoot!
Rebel gives his views on PWU and why he had the falling out with certain people in that company. He goes into great depth of why he pulled out of the promotion the way he did and how he landed to work for 3PW. This story is really interesting and makes alot of sense.
We covered his time in 3PW, PWF for Steve Corino and many other indy promtions from around this way. This will go down as a cult shoot interview that you will want to get especially if you are from the North East area because he talks about the old school days of Philly wrestling that everyone will love to listen too.
Here is a complete list of topics that we covered with The Rockin’ Rebel:
Were you a fan growing up
Who did you like watching
What did you do before wrestling?
Were you a fan prior?
How did you break in?
How did your training differ from the way guys are trained today
Memories of your first matches
Were you always into physical fitness
What was the biggest misconception you had about the business before you got in it and started working
What was the steroid scene like when you entered as compared to now
Did you have any mentors early on
What were your goals when you got into the business
Were you frustrated early on
Talk about the PA Indy scene when you first started
Who did you think would make it that didn’t and vice versa
Did any promoters rip you off early on
How did you stay motivated
What were payoffs like back then
Did Joel Goodhart and Carmella Panfill’s radio show have any influence on your career
When did you start sending tapes to WWF and WCW
You did jobs for the WWE early on, how did you get that gig
Talk about the experiences
What was the locker room like and how were you as enhancement treated
How pivotal to ECW and even the indy scene now was TWA
Talk about Joel as a booker
How did the idea come about for a school
Do you remember working with Sabu in the battle royal at Winter Challenge 2
Talk about your memories of going to Memphis
Memories of training the Sandman
Memories of training Stevie Richards
Stevie used to call you the most evil man he had ever know in regards to his training, your thoughts
Memories of training Francine
Memories of wrestling in Puerto Rico
How did you find out the TWA was done
Memories and thoughts on Eddie Gilbert as a booker
Thoughts on Tod back then
You also started doing jobs for WCW, how did that come about
Talk about the experiences
and so much more!