When one has been on the newsstands worldwide for decades nonstop, as I have, the requests pour in on a daily basis.
“Sign with our studio, and we’ll cast you as the next James Bond.” “LeBron really wants you as point guard/captain this season.” “Come join our bleeding band and we’ll change our name to Stately Wayne Manor And The Rolling Stones, mate.”
But the most recurrent plea is “It would be a great honor and thrill for all of us wrestling fans if you would do one of those shoot interviews.”
Truth be told, I resisted for quite some time, highly concerned some may mistake me for a braggart. However, BS Video allowed me to choose my interviewer, so I went with the renowned Shemp Wally Macbeth, who sooooo is not me in disguise, even though we happen to have vaguely similar initials.
And remember, children, just like with the ones you’ve already seen, you should always believe every word in a shoot interview, because people who convincingly fib in front of a camera for a living would NEVER do so away from an arena.
The following is a sampling of some of the topics discussed, the full video “dropping” on September 31st.
Within the wrestling business
Shemp: What do you consider your greatest among the hundreds of your contributions to professional wrestling?
SWM: I introduced the letter “s” to the business. Before I became a huge global influence, “s” was never used. People would go to see Bruno Ammartino managed by Arnold Kalund, facing Upertar Graham, and the tag team the Amoan, at Madion Quare Garden. In fact, until I came along, the sport was known as pro wretling.
If you don’t believe me, go ask the star and director of all those Rocky movies. He was known as Ylveter Tallone prior to my entering the bonebending biz.
S: I understand you made your first million creating characters for the big national promotions. How did that work?
SWM: I’d come up with concepts for guys who were just coming into a company, to give the newbies something to concentrate on and polish on the road before they were actually introduced on TV. Between my concept and the TV debut, they were sometimes tweaked a teeny-weeny bit.
S: You are undoubtedly the most creative person ever to step foot in a locker room. I’d also say most influential man behind the scenes. Tell us some of your amazing characters, O Dazzling One.
S: Even though these got changed a smidge, I still got the dough because I had the copyrights. So I’ve made a bucket of bucks on the coffee king Brewer Brody, painted-face cheapskate Stingy, shoe-gazing emo wrestler The Underachiever, R&B singer Terr Funky, Dork The Clown (which I believe some guy named Frankie is still using), aging hippie Stoned Old Steve Houston, hot female grappler Braless Lesnar, mathematician Kurt Rightangle, Canadian burrito salesmen The Fart Foundation and their friend Taco Santana…just too many to list, really.
S: You are also known for many brilliant innovations on the actual in-ring-wrestling end of things. Would you kindly name a few, sir?
SWM: Well, let’s see. I invented the figure-one leglock, the 450 hair-pull, working from the horizontal base, the tombstone eye-gouge, the cross-windbreaker, the adequate kick, the Greco-Roman groin-punch, and the shooting star bite, among others. And because I came from a background in music and also revolutionized that art form, I hold the trademark on the term “The Innovator Of Violins.”
Away from the ring, I’m legendary for the night I kicked the ass of Rick Rude, Steve Williams, the Road Warriors and Haku.
S: I knew you are a legitimate badass, but those are the toughest guys to ever lace up the boots—and you beat them all at once. Amazing!
SWM: Well, I did have hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place.
S: Speaking of men who had lucrative careers in Japan, before it became the “in” thing a couple of years ago, you not only were a super-expert on Japanese wrestling but also did outstanding color commentary on some videos.
SWM: Yes, decades before that Mauro “I SCREAM EVERY FREAKING WORD” Rinaldi and Good Old J.O. were doing it. We’re talking 1987, back when a future legend on one of the tapes was known as The Just Okay Muta. In fact, Bam Bam Bigelow And Friends, my unmatched debut, was number one on the sales chart for 27 consecutive weeks, outselling Beverly Hills Cop II and Full Metal Jacket.
Not in the United States, but in Liechtenstein and Inner Mongolia.
In private life
S: You are known within wrestling as a “master swordsman,” a real panty-dropper with the ladies. Without going into graphic detail, will you drop a few names?
SWM: Ever heard of Trish Stratus, Victoria, Alicia Fox, Stacy Keibler, Dixie Carter, Lillian Garcia, Mae Young, and Christy Hemme?
S: Of course.
SWM: Well, so have I. Next question.
S: That is so cool!!! Wait, Mae Young?
SWM: I said “Next question”!
S: Everyone knows you’re a god, an earthbound deity. What is your religious affiliation?
SWM: I’m an atheist…but not practicing.
S: I understand the Pope (the one in Vatican City, not the horrible TNA commentator) got extremely upset about something you once said.
SWM: That was when I announced I’m bigger than Jesus Christ. Jesus couldn’t hold a candle to me. If he tried, it would fall through the hole in his hand. Can’t understand why the Poop just doesn’t admit it and move on.
The Pope. Isn’t he the goof who makes decrees about marriage, birth control and sex even though he’s never been on a date? Hey, that gives him something in common with 90-percent of the wrestling fans!
S: I’m going to throw out some names, Perfect Master. Please supply one-line reactions to each.
Now dying his beard with chimney soot.
The New Day
When you think of what body part “booty” represents and, in turn, what a booty-O can only be, do you really want to put them in your mouth?
Enzo A Moron
The brain of Family Guy’s Chris Griffith and the body of Stewie. (begins singing) B-b-b-b-b-bah, everybody’s heard about the nerd. Nerd nerd nerd, nerd is the word.
He used to raise the bar but now he just runs up a huge tab in it.
How do you mean?
He’s supposed to have been the big king of the indies, yet I’ve never once seen him take on El Generico. Same way that Ricochet is dodging Prince Puma now.
Went from the NWO to the KKK.
You know that classic Santana song “Oye Como Va”?
Apter sings a version called “Oy, my comb-over.”
Old and Goof
Mostly red, not over.
Not sure she’s really Snoop’s cousin, but she’s definitely a member of the Dogg family. More like Sasha Barks! woof-woof
S: What would you advise a new wrestler wondering how to treat interaction with the fans?
S: What do you think would be the single best course of action when it comes to the so-called Internet Wrestling Community?
SWM: Nothing a little genocide can’t fix. One of my current projects is: I’m putting together video clips of IWC idiots whining like little girls and making utter fools of themselves. It’s going to be called Bitchamania.
S: I understand you got tricked into joining one of those Facebook wrestling groups. What’s your opinion of them?
SWM: I call it wrestling cosplay. Bunch of nobodies getting together to fantasize they’re somebodies in wrestling even though they’ve never been involved in it at any level.
“I put out a newsletter with 137 readers 25 years ago. That makes me an expert.” “I’m a wrestling expert, too! My qualifications are: I run a rinky-dink coffee shop with seven employees and collect potato chips.”
“Gee whiz, that’s so awesome. I would blow Gedo if I was ever in the same room!” “Let’s get together and ridicule every single aspect of Raw each Monday and take cheap shots at TNA all week. We’re HUGE supporters of wrestling.”
Yeah, that’s really cool, kids.
Of course, Twitter has some real winners, too. That’s why I only allow a few hundred wrestling fans to Follow me and block the ones who keep bugging me to Follow them back. Anyone know who this @LanceStorm is? What a nuisance.
S: You’ve been known to mock podcasts and…
SWM: Only the amateur ones, which means nearly all of them.
S: So, you would do one with Colt Cabana?
SWM: One thing I really can’t stand is people who use obviously fake names.