Former NWA World Champion, Ronnie Garvin recently sat down with Steve and the Scum on WGD Weekly for a great hour plus long interview. Garvin spoke about his entire run in the wrestling business from his initial start in the business and his rise to the top of the NWA, right up through his final run in the WWF can be heard in its entirety here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHTANayWgQ4.
Highlights from Ronnie’s interview with WGD Weekly included him chatting with Steve and the Scum on a variety of topics including:
Politics playing into his NWA Title run, and Dusty Rhodes “putting Crockett out of business”:
His decision to retire at 45, and his thoughts on performers who stay around too long becoming "has beens":
Being booked in an angle by Dusty Rhodes that led to him leaving Jim Crockett Promotions:
His thoughts on Vince McMahon and his effect on the business:
Why he decided to end his career during his WWF run:
In addition to these topics, the “Hands of Stone” spoke to WGD Weekly about, what made him go into wrestling, how he was paired with his “brothers” Terry and “Gorgeous” Jimmy, working in various territories and having a hand in running the ICW, battling a young Randy Savage, his one match with Andre the Giant, his classic feud with Jake Roberts in Georgia Championship Wrestling, being given the nickname “Hands of Stone” by Gordon Solie, his great run in Jim Crockett Promotions and working there with Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, the Koloffs, Dick Murdoch, and others, winning the U.S. Tag Titles with Barry Windham, the Miss Atlanta Lively gimmick, his thoughts on retiring somewhat early in life, working briefly in the AWA, his WWF feud with Greg Valentine, thoughts on working at a WrestleMania or Starrcade as opposed to house shows in the old territories, and so much more.
WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum interviews a different legend from “Wrestling’s Glory Days” every week as a part of their show. You can find all of their previous shows and get updates and information on upcoming programming on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WGDWeekly or on Twitter @WGDWeekly. All shows are available on their YouTube channel and on iTunes.
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