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Shooting with the Legends

"Shooting with the Legends" is a series of all-new, original videos shot by Scott Teal, the publisher of the highly-rated "Whatever Happened to ...?" magazine and "Shooting with the Legends" books.   These sit-down style interviews were shot with professional wrestlers who remember what wrestling was like before the national expansion by Vince McMahon and the WWF/WWE.   The questions are hard-hitting and the personalities interviewed hold nothing back.   They share their stories about life on the road as a pro wrestler.   They also give their opinion on pro wrestling both as it was yesterday and as it is today.

As a rule, each interview runs at least three to four hours.  Wrestling matches, if included on the video, will be noted on the information page for each video.

We hope the interviews bring back your favorite wrestling memories, allow you to travel back through the history of the sport, and make you feel as if you're in the ring and on the road with the wrestlers themselves.

We hope you find something exciting in our offerings.   We will be adding new interviews as often as we can, so check in frequently.   All titles are available on both VHS tape and DVD-R.   Check the descriptions for your prefered format.

All videos are NTSC video and are encoded for Region 1 (U.S. and Canada) only.   They may not work on DVD players in other countries.


Archie Gouldie DVD    Shooting with the Legends #13: Archie Gouldie
Archie played football for the CFL, but found his niche as a professional wrestler known as the Mongolian Stomper.  As one of the biggest stars to ever appear in Calgary, Archie held the Stampede version of the North American heavyweight title a total of eight times between 1968 and 1984.  He was a main event wrestler in every territory in which he appeared before settling down in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Archie tells his story here for the first time anywhere.  Running time: 118 minutes.

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Duke Myers, v1 DVD    Shooting with the Legends #11: Duke Myers, volume 1
Dukeís introduction to professional wrestling took place when he was an inmate at a Federal Penitentiary.  After learning the lucha style from Mexican champion Antonio Segura, he was released from prison and continued his training with Soldat Gorky.  Duke main evented shows in many of the major territories, including Calgary, Amarillo, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.  Duke tells story after story about his time on the road.  Running time: 248 minutes.

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  Duke Myers, v2 DVD    Shooting with the Legends #12: Duke Myers, volume 2
Dukeís introduction to professional wrestling took place when he was an inmate at a Federal Penitentiary.  After learning the lucha style from Mexican champion Antonio Segura, he was released from prison and continued his training with Soldat Gorky.  Duke main evented shows in many of the major territories, including Calgary, Amarillo, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.  In this volume, Duke tells even more about his time on the road and in the ring.  Running time: 218 minutes.

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Dennis Hall DVD    Shooting with the Legends #9: Dennis Hall
Dennis' first professional match was wrestling inmates at Pendleton Reformatory Prison in Indiana. A few years later, he was trading holds with superstars like Buddy Rogers, Yukon Eric, Ray Stevens, Don Eagle, and Bill Miller. With Les Thatcher and Roger Kirby, Dennis became one of the three wrestling "cousins," and made a name for himself as a main eventer in the southern states. Running time: 270 minutes.

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  Charlie Smith DVD    Shooting with the Legends #10: Charlie Smith
Charlie Smith embodies the true meaning of the words "wrestling legends." He got his start in wrestling in the Atlanta, Georgia area in the late 1950s, first wrestling at Lakewood Boys Club, and then refereeing for Ray Gunkel and Don McIntyre's promotion. For more than two decades, he made his living traveling from town to town, setting up the ring and refereeing in towns, both big and small, throughout the state. In later years, he promoted and booked shows in many of the smaller towns. Running time: 189 minutes.

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Bobby Simmons DVD    Shooting with the Legends #7: Bobby Simmons
Bobby Simmons got his start refereeing for Ann Gunkelís ASWA promotion during the Georgia wrestling wars.  He later went to work for Georgia Championship Wrestling and refereed some of the most historic matches of the 70s and 80s.  As an office employee, he was behind-the-scenes during the heyday of the Atlanta territory.  This is not just Bobbyís story, but an indepth look at the pro wrestling business of one of the most talked-about territories of all time. Running time: 250 minutes.

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  Mac McMurray DVD    Shooting with the Legends #8: Mac McMurray
Mac was introduced to the wrestling business when he became friends with Ron Fuller. Starting out as Fuller's right-hand man, Mac became a ten percent owner of the Knoxville, Tennessee, territory when Southeastern Championship Wrestling was originally formed. His career as a referee in Georgia began in Knoxville and ended as an official in Florida for the WWF. Running time: 150 minutes.

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Bob Roop, Volume 1 DVD    Shooting with the Legends #5: Bob Roop, Volume 1
As a freshman on his high school wrestling team, a 0-22-1 record didnít daunt Bobís determination.   He went on to wrestle a perfect 27-0 record in his senior year, win the State title, earn four National AAU All-American rankings, and win a position on the 1968 U.S. Olympic team.   Bob made his pro wrestling debut in Florida in 1969 and went on to win titles in Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia.   Best known as the tag team partner of Bob Orton, Jr., he was also a member of Kevin Sullivanís Army of Darkness.   This interview features never-before-told stories about Eddie Graham, Terry Funk, Ron Fuller, Dick Murdock, Jack Brisco, Hiro Matsuda, and many more. Running time: 236 minutes.

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  Bob Roop, Volume 2 DVD    Shooting with the Legends #6: Bob Roop, Volume 2
The second volume of Bob Roop's shoot interview is just as interesting as the first.   Bob tells stories that he witnessed first-hand, including accounts concerning Lex Luger, Eddie Graham, Bobby Shane, Fritz von Erich, Professor Tanaka, wrestling in Puerto Rico, and gives a primer on blood and blading. Running time: 120 minutes.

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Ole Anderson, Volume 1 DVD    Shooting with the Legends #3: Ole Anderson, Volume 1
From his days in amateur wrestling, to the time when he hooked up with Gene and Lars Anderson as the Minnesota Wrecking Crew, Ole had a successful 30-plus years as a pro wrestler.   Ole tells stories about his travels and feuds with people like Tony Atlas, the Road Warriors, Ric and Scott Steiner, Gene Anderson, Ric Flair, Wahoo McDaniel, Andre the Giant, the Four Horsemen, and many more.   As a former wrestler, booker, promoter, owner, and executive producer, Ole has a keen insight into the inner workings of the wrestling business as it was during the '70s and '80s. Running time: 236 minutes.

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  Ole Anderson, Volume 2 DVD    Shooting with the Legends #4: Ole Anderson, Volume 2
More road stories and tales of the wrestling business from someone who did it all — wrestler, booker, promoter, owner, and executive producer.   Ole shares his memories of people like Thunderbolt Patterson, Harley Race, Mr. Wrestling #2, Roddy Piper, Roddy Garvin, Dick the Bruiser, and many more.   For the first time, Ole tells inside stories about blood and blading, including one about his partner, Gene Anderson, who cut Bearcat Wright from one side of his head to the other.   The stories don't get any better than this! Running time: 176 minutes.

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Don Fargo DVD    Shooting with the Legends #1: Don Fargo
Don Fargo, along with wrestling "brother" Jackie Fargo, headlined Madison Square Garden on March 30, 1957.  Their match against Argentina Rocca and Miguel Perez drew 20,125 people and over $60,000, the biggest attendance and gate in the Garden up to that time.   Besides teaming with Jackie, Don formed several tag teams during his career with wrestling's finest talents, including Greg Valentine, Ray Stevens, Rene Goulet, Jim Dillon, Ron Garfield, Eric Pederson, Chris Colt, and several others.   In this no-holds barred interview, Don relates his career and tells tales of the road that he experienced during his career as a pro wrestler.   If you enjoy this interview just half as much as Don enjoyed telling it, you'll have a ball. Running time: 199 minutes.

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  The Great Mephisto DVD    Shooting with the Legends #2: The Great Mephisto
The Great Mephisto started wrestling under his real name, Frankie Cain, but he was better known to wrestling fans under other names.   His career skyrocketed in the mid-60s when he and Rocky Smith, together with a young referee from Tennessee named J.C. 'Jimmy' Dykes as their manager, joined forces to form a tag team known as The Infernos.   The Infernos are a legend in wrestling circles and considered by many as the most famous masked tag team in the history of professional wrestling.   In the early '70s, Frankie removed the mask and began wrestling as The Great Mephisto. Running time: 236 minutes.

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