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Black Bart's Shoot interview


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Black Bart's shoot is awesome for sheer BS level:

 

He claims Dusty Rhodes came up with the Undertaker gimmick, and that Black Bart was supposed to play that character.

 

He also claims he's the biggest locker room legend in today's WWE (for his antics back in the day)

 

Piper had a warrant for his arrest, so Bart pulled a car up to the ring w/ Piper in the trunk, popped it, Piper wrestled, and then hopped back in the trunk and they took off.

 

Oh God, Black Bart actually just claimed he was offered 180 grand to star in a Fox Network sitcom based on his, Dutch and Moondog Rex "Desperodos" gimmick. Flair told The TBS execs "We can't have these jabronis star in a show" So WCW released them and the Sitcom was canceled.

 

Ronnie Garvin would get sexually excited when you worked "stiff" with him.

 

He actually called himself vs Sam Houston a "Main event" match. Of course the place was sold out, and of course they had such a great match, the other 4 "Main Events" of the evening couldn't compare.

 

Vince McMahon wanted to bring him in and work the upper midcard and offered him a "job for life", Bart declined, so when he went to WWF a year or 2 later, Vince made him a jobber out of spite.

 

A week after Mike Von Erich got out of the hospital, Bart carried him in a match for 45 minutes, then asked the ref "Is this the boy who just got out of the hospital?" After the ref said yes, Bart said "Oh **** " and took Mike down and pinned him.

 

When David Von Erich died he laid in his hotel room for 2 weeks with the A/C shut off and stayed there til Fritz came to Japan 2 weeks later and snagged the body.

 

He claimed to have threatened Jose Gonzalez (Brody's killer) with a knife shortly after Brody's death.

 

Bart said in 1991 the ring crew was all 18 or 19 year old ***** men, and Vince had a tour bus for them, and would spend an odd amount of time on the bus with the gays.

 

He also says Lanny Poffo was gay, and came on to him. Vince found out Bart told Lanny off, and Bart was released shortly there after...

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The development of the Undertaker gimmick is interesting. We all know that the IWCCW team Double Trouble/The Undertakers was the direct "inspiration". By the way, is there any footage of them online? Anyways, there was a prior case of an Undertaker wrestling for the McMahons. He was the 70s WWWF undercard guy Hans Schroeder, who mostly used the gimmick in Japan for IWE. But I also found a date where Schroeder did double duty

 

WWWF @ Cherry Hill, NJ - September 4, 1974

Stan Lavdas defeated the Undertaker via disqualification

Francisco Flores defeated Davey O'Hannon

Manuel Soto defeated Jack Evans

Pat Barrett defeated Hans Schroeder

Dominic DeNucci defeated Johnny Rodz

Ivan Putski defeated Cpt. Lou Albano

 

I wonder if that gimmick was a generic masked man gimmick or a predecessor to the popular gimmick we know. Maybe the gimmick evolved when Schroeder did independent shows during the 80s.

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WWWF @ Cherry Hill, NJ - September 4, 1974

Stan Lavdas defeated the Undertaker via disqualification

Francisco Flores defeated Davey O'Hannon

Manuel Soto defeated Jack Evans

Pat Barrett defeated Hans Schroeder

Dominic DeNucci defeated Johnny Rodz

Ivan Putski defeated Cpt. Lou Albano

Anyone ever see that episode of Hogan Knows Best where Hulk makes reference to the Undertaker injuring him in Detroit in '74? Maybe he wasn't so far off!
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