RF Video: Brian Kendrick/Paul London Shoot & Much More

Nick Paglino

I want to welcome everyone to our debut RF VIDEO column here at Wrestlezone.com.  We want to introduce ourselves to all the WZ readers as we are "RF VIDEO," your #1 source for wrestling merchandise and DVD’s from around the wrestling world.  We are honored to be a part of Wrestlezone.com, and we are proud to bring you the latest news from the world of RF VIDEO!!!!

Here are the latest DVD releases from RF VIDEO:

Check out our latest sneak preview on youtube of our shoot with Bobby Jaggers at this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oe2A26e1kM&feature=player_embedded

 

RF VIDEO just released our most anticipated DVD of all time earlier today:

Face Off Vol. 9- The Extreme Rivalry

 

In the world of professional wrestling there has always been feuds that will be remembered forever ilke the Buzz Sawyer/Tommy Rich feud.  We had the Von Erichs/Freebirds feud in the 80′s.  Hogan and Piper battled all over the country during the 80′s and 90′s but one of the biggest feuds ever during the 90′s was with two of the most extreme athletes of all time from the land of barbed wire, Tommy Dreamer and Raven.  This was by far one of wrestling biggest and longest running feuds of all time.  These men made history for over a decade battling each other on many different continents. Now for the first time RF VIDEO was able to get these two to Face Off with each other and talk about their historic program.  What made it work and stand out and how did they get it to last so long.  All of these questions get answered during Face Off Volume 9 The Extreme Rivalry!!!!

 

-Who suggested the program? Memories of first conversations about it. Were there lots of late night calls or did it just come together quickly at shows? Tell us how it all came together?

-Did either of you have to be sold by Heyman on the program?

-Was it planned to go as long as it did when Raven first came to ECW?

-When did you realize there was chemistry between you two?

-Was the chemistry immediately there?

-What was the moment or angle or match where you two and heyman knew they were onto something? Do you think the fans got it when you did or did it take more time with them?

-Where there any original ideas at the very start of the program that were dropped?

-When was it decided that Dreamer would never beat Raven until the end. The first match between you two was on a house show in Jim Thorpe. Paul Heyman called for a DQ finish, but Raven said it was just a house show so he changed it to Dreamer pinning him. Did this screw things up at all? Was there any heat?

-Where did the whole summer camp backstory come from? Explain how the history between you two was developed.

-How much of the ideas came from Heyman, how much from Scotty and how much from Tommy? Did anyone else contribute to the ideas?

-Tommy, since Raven was the veteran back then how much of a lead did he take and when did you two start approaching things on even ground?

-Tommy, what are some of the major lessons you learned from Raven?

-Scotty, what did you think of Tommy when you first saw him? What kind of star potential did you think he had?

-Scotty, what were the biggest improvements that Tommy made during the feud and how did he change?

-Tommy, how did Scotty change during the feud?

-Was there ever a time you two had trouble working with each other outside the ring, like things got heated about certain ideas or the direction of the program?

-Did you guys ever have trouble working together in the ring like it got too stiff or you two did anything else to piss each other off?

-Describe why you needed so many other characters involved and what they added to the program?

-Now getting to individuals what did you think of the involvement of other wrestlers in the program like Sandman, Bruise Brothers, Brian Lee, Pit Bulls, Stevie Richards, Blue Meanie, Cactus Jack, Dudleys, Terry Funk, any others.

-Scotty, what did you think of Tommy taking all the insane bumps especially from Brian Lee chokeslams? Tommy, looking back do you regret those bumps? Do you think they added or took away from the program?

-How about the women in the feud. Who were the best and worst to work with- Beulah, Peaches, Francine, Kimona, Chastity, Luna Vachon, etc.

-What was the defining moments of the feud to you- things you will always remember?

-Memories of Generation X gauntlet match with Dreamer bleeding all over the place? Do you think all that blood was needed?

-Memories of the nightclub brawl with lots of potato shots? What did the nightclub owners think? (I believe this was in FL)

-Memories of chairshot heard round the world?

-Did Raven going to rehab screw up any plans?

-Were there any angles that you thought would be more effective and make more of an impact and didnt? Also, any that you thought were just minor angles but really caught on and really made the feud?

-What would you both do differently in the feud?

-Explain the difficulties in keeping it going so long?

-Did you two ever get bored working each other?

-Were there any promos or vignettes either of you did for the feud that the other hated?

-Any really bad backstage arguments over direction that you can remember?

-Was there ever a time when either of you or Paul wanted to end it?

-What did you both think of the final match? Were you both happy with how it went?

-Describe putting together that final match, especially the finishing sequence?

-Are there any angles or matches that weren’t done in the feud that you wanted to do and still regret weren’t done?

-Was there ever anyone that was almost involved in the feud and wasn’t and you wish was?

-If Raven didn’t go to WCW would the feud have continued and how would you have kept it fresh?

-Was it difficult keeping Dreamer strong and not making him a loser despite never winning until the end?

-Any house show matches that stick out to you as being especially good or bad?

-What are your favorite and least favorite matches of the whole program and why?

-Looking back now, what are your thoughts about Raven returning and teaming with Dreamer to win the tag titles? Do you think that was a good move or you two should have jumped right back into the feud against each other?

-Was the magic gone when Raven returned?

-Do you think Impact Players and Steve Corino’s group were strong enough heels or over enough for you guys?

-Were there any plans to run with it in WWE after ECW went out of business?

-What are your thoughts about you two working with each other now on indy shows?

-What is the legacy of this feud?

 

Travel through Time & Space with Brian Kendrick & Paul London in this most Excellent Adventure!

It was quite an experience to sit down with "The" Brian Kendrick and the "Intrepid Traveler" Paul London for their first ever shoot interview. They talk at great length about their careers with insight into the inner-workings of Ring of Honor, Zero One, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, UPW and other top independent promotions they worked their way through en route to WWE.

This interview is also an inside look at the politics and policies faced by two rebellious young wrestlers trying to make their mark in the business the love. They talk at great length about the challenges they’ve faced, obstacles they’ve had to overcome and give shocking never before heard insight into the inner-workings of WWE.

When was the last time, according to Shane McMahon, that he truly cared about a tag-team? And how does it feel to hear that knowing you’re currently one-half of the WWE Tag-Team Champions?! How hard is it for a free spirit to fit into the locker room? How deep are the political games? Who does favors for whom? And just what does someone have to do to get the push from the office? These are just some of the issues addressed fearlessly by London and Kendrick in what might be the most open shoot interview ever conducted by Highspots.

Both London and Kendrick have a clear and present passion for the wrestling business and talk at great length about the benefits of pro wrestling, the positive friends they’ve made, amazing experiences they’ve had on the road and the incredible journey both men took on their path to stardom. Hear all about their excellent adventures in the first ever shoot interview with Paul London and Brian Kendrick!

Topics discussed include:

  • How did they meet? How quickly did their relationship develop? Did they click right away?
  • Both give their take on training at the Texas Wrestling Academy
  •  Early memories of the likes of Bryan Danielson and Michael Shane
  • The importance of traveling on the independent circuit and sacrifices they both made to get their names out there in the public eye.
  • Kendrick talks at length about his time in Memphis under one of the original WWF developmental deals in 2000, training with the likes of William Regal, Bobby Eaton and Tracy Smothers.
  • Both talk about life on the independent circuit, how to go from being in a stand-by match to working your way into main events and both detail key events in their independent careers like matches against Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, American Dragon, Low Ki and more.
  • Both share many memories of wrestling in Japan for Zero One, including some never before insight into the Japanese night life and some of the trouble that gaijins get into after hours!
  • The differences between the independents and WWE and how tough it is to adapt.
  • How to earn respect in the locker room
  • Shocking revelations about the inner-workings of the office – How much attention did they get from head writers and Vince McMahon? How hard is it to get an idea or angle pushed through? Which agents are the most helpful and who are the most detrimental? Why were they never officially called the Hooliganz, and other ideas they pitched that never went anywhere. Including the stunning revelation direct from Shane McMahon’s mouth about how long its been since the office cared about tag-teams. You will be shocked when they talk about learning more than six months into a WWE Tag-Team Title reign how long it had been since Vince had actually watched one of their matches.
  • Find out what 80′s sitcom Brian compares WWE to.
  • Brian talks in-depth about his time spent training under Chris Benoit and offers new insight into Benoit’s personality never before documented on tape
  • Paul offers tips on how to NOT be killed by Hardcore Holly.
  • The insane training and diet when traveling with the likes of Hardcore Holly and Chris Benoit.
  • Paul compares Vince McMahon to Rumpelstiltskin.
  • Paul also gives a chronological beat-by-beat account of everything that transpired with himself, Matt Hardy and Ashley Massaro. This is by far the most detailed account of their backstage "love triangle" that’s ever been given on film as Paul details the entire story from his perspective.
  • Their experiences in "Wrestler’s Court"
  • Thoughts on virtually every tag-team they faced including MNM, Deuce ‘n’ Domino, Highlanders, Cade and Murdoch, Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes, Haas and Benjamin, William Regal and Dave Taylor.
  • Thoughts on major WWE stars like HHH, Undertaker, Randy Orton, John Cena, Batista
  • The night Brian Kendrick relieved himself off a hotel balcony onto the band Air Supply
  • Where did "The" Brian Kendrick come from? How hard was it to get the gimmick off the ground?
  • Where did Brian want the "perfect partner" angle on Raw to go?
  • The circumstances of Brian’s release and his initial thoughts on TNA so far.
  • Paul talks about the "Hybrid Dolphins" and what inspired the famous interview.
  • What does the future hold and what are both most excited about in the future?

Timeline History of WWE- 1977/1978 Billy Graham

It was before Hogan, before Ventura, and before charisma counted as much, perhaps more so, as mat skills.  It was 1977 in New York and Bruno’s run would soon come to an end.

 

Enter The Superstar…

 

Superstar Billy Graham burst onto the scene in the WWWF, unseated Bruno Sammartino, and rewrote the rulebook for pro wrestling heels.  And now he wants you to join him on a journey to that pivotal year, where he’ll tell you everything that was happening within the walls of the largest wrestling federation in the world!

 

We pick up the action in April of 1977, just before Graham gets the strap, and we follow the action into 1978, when Backlund takes it.

 

The Sammartino title change

the McMahons

the "Wiz"

Japan

Backlund

the backroom dealings

missed opportunities

Albano’s antics

working the blade

the TV Tapings

 

…all that and EVERYTHING that was happening in 1977/78 in WWE!!!

 

 

NWA Force1- No More Sorrow 4/30/10

1. Osirian Portal Vs. Kevin Cunningham & Alex Payne

2. Team F1 Vs. The New Regime

3. DJ Hyde Vs. THE HYBRID Josh Adams

4. Chris Dickinson Vs. Adam Cole Vs. Greg Excellent Vs. Ethan Page

5. HERITAGE TITLE MATCH: (c) Nicky Benz Vs. Rhett Titus

6. Sabian Vs. Lince Dorado Vs. Ryu Lee

7. NO DQ: The Monster Squad Vs. LanceAlot

8. F1 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: (c) Sami Callihan Vs. Chris Hero

 

 

NWA Force1- Enter the Dangerzone 3/26/10

1. Monster Squad Vs. Team LanceAlot & Lince Dorado

2. F1 HERITAGE TITLE: (c) Nicky Benz Vs. Greg Excellent

3. Rhett Titus Vs. Sabian Vs. Frightmare Vs. Alex Payne

4. DJ Hyde Vs. Ryu Lee

5. TRIANGLE TAG: RunAways Vs. Cole & Veritas Vs. Rich Swann & RV1

6. Niles Young Vs. Diego Demarco

7. PIZZA SHOP STREET FIGHT: Johnny Calzone Vs. Kevin Cuningham

8. F1 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: (c) Sami Callihan Vs. Ophidian

 

ICW Aftermath 5/15/10 Flushing, NY

1. The R.E.M.I.S. vs. The Natural Born Killers & All Money is Legal

2. Brittney Savage & Velvet Sky vs. Mercedes Martinez & Alicia

3. Quiet Storm vs. Bruno Marciano vs. Sabian vs. Sami Callihan

4. Motor City Machine Guns vs. The SAT

5. El Shoes vs. Earl Cooter

6. Dan Maff vs. Papadon

7. Dan Maff vs. Christopher Daniels

8. Jerry Lynn, Grim Reefer & Azrieal vs. Danny Demanto & The Heavy Hitters

9. Amazing Red vs. Super Crazy vs. Tajiri

 

COMING SOON FROM RF VIDEO……………..

 

Our newest documentary with Chris Benoit should be wrapped up this week!!!  Look for it to go on sale with in the next two weeks. 

Here are just a few of the names that will be appearing in our new Chris Benoit "Aftermath" documentary…………….

 

Kurt Angle, Iron Sheik, New Jack, HonkeyTonk Man, Road Warrior Animal, Eddy Guerrero, Bad News Allen, Superstar Billy Graham, Crime Time, DDP, Chris Masters, Jimmy Golden, Jerry Jarrett, Gary Hart, Al SNow, Joey Matthews, Mike Graham, Nick Densmore, Rikishi, Scott Hall, Sid Vicious, Torri Wilson, Sandman, Marc Mero, Steve Blackman, Gene Snitsky, Lance Storm, D Lo Brown, Ken Anderson, Jim Powers, Val Venis Nick Patrick, Bob Holly, Gary Wolfe, Chris Kanyon, Little Guido, and Balls

 

Just added to the Benoit DVD …D Lo Brown, DDP, Raven, James Mitchell, Virgil, Debra Marshall, Ted Dibase, Rhino, Demolition, Leather Face, Lenny Lane, Team 3D, Harry Smith, Larry Zybysko, Scott Steiner, Maven, Charlie Haas, Rhino

 

****Shoot Interview with Ivory

****Shoot Interview with PN News

****Face Off Volume 10 With Raven and Tommy Dreamer "The Matches"

***Face Off Volume 11 with Honky Tonk Man and Missy Hyatt

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