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OUTBACK JACK REVEALS THE WWF CHAMPIONSHIP HE WAS SUPPOSED TO WIN, THE OTHER WRESTLER INVOLVED, THOUGHTS ON VINCE MCMAHON’S EGO, AND MORE By WorldWrestlingInsanity.com
It’s been over two decades since he’s been in a WWF ring, but he’s still someone fans talk about to this day. That’s right. In a long overdue interview with the Insanity, the one and only, Outback Jack has come to ClubWWI.com for a 31 minute uncut shoot interview that will tie all your kangaroos down.
Outback Jack is legendary for his brief run in WWF during a time when the business was booming. Fans still sing his theme song to this day and despite his years out of the spotlight, he remains one of the most asked about people in the business. In his 31 minute ClubWWI.com shoot, Outback discusses: Vince McMahon’s Ego, The Feud He Proposed Against Skinner, McMahon’s Reaction, Why He Never Went To WCW, Why He Feuded With Killer Khan For Four Months, The Secret of Khan’s Green Mist, Losing His Sight, Why He Never Turned Heel, The Heaviest Laziest Man He Ever Had To Work With, The 1987 Slammy’s Travelling With Andre The Giant, Drinking Beer, His Greatest Match, Stu Hart, Randy Savage, Lou Thesz, The Kangaroos, The Funks, and More.
Outback has been keeping busy down in Florida lately. He tells James Guttman about his current days.
“Well, the world of Outback Jack spins a little irregular. Not the same as everyone else’s. I’ve obviously aged a little bit, as you said, we’re two decades gone since I first got here. I’ve got a bit of an eye problem at present. I’m actually blind in one eye and mostly blind in the other. So I mostly lead myself around in circles.”
Despite that, Jack is still one of the happiest go-lucky people you’ll talk to. Keeping the enthusiasm he was known for, Outback’s interview was full of stories and memories. One topic that often comes up is original plans. JG asks if there were any ideas for his character that didn’t play out. Jack tells ClubWWI.com listeners:
“At one point there, Hillbilly Jim and I were paired together and there was talk that he and I were going to be tag team champions. I just don’t quite know what happened. I don’t know if Jim got injured or if we somehow fell out of favor with the powers that be.”
Guttman says that there are so many people behind the scenes, it’s hard to tell how an idea like that dies. Jack talks about all the cooks stirring the broth and how the industry is one of “egos.” Prime example:
“There’s egos all up the line. All you have to do is look at Vince McMahon to see that he hauls around an 18 wheeler with his ego in it.”
Outback’s shoot doesn’t end there. You can hear the full shoot on ClubWWI.com along with over 160 others including: Bobby Lashley, John Cena Sr.,Kizarny, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Bobby Heenan, Terri Runnels, Kevin Nash, The Iron Sheik, Jesse Ventura, Kenny Dykstra, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, Vince Russo, Lance Cade, Trevor Murdoch, Eric Bischoff, Nikita Koloff, Nunzio, Armando Estrada, Dangerous Danny Davis, Ronnie Garvin, Colin Delaney, Jim Mitchell, Chris Harris, Ahmed Johnson,Glacier, Balls Mahoney, Francine, Sid Vicious, Paul Bearer, Brian Knobbs, Bruno Sammartino, Bryan Clark, Sean Mooney, Scott D’Amore, Tito Santana, Al Snow, Tod Gordon, JJ Dillon, Charlie Haas, Tom Prichard, Jacques Rougeau, Paul Roma, Jim Powers, Tammy Sytch, Too Cold Scorpio, The Honky Tonk Man, Ole Anderson, Kid Kash, Ivan Koloff, Jackie Gayda, Mr. Hughes, Scotty 2 Hotty, Dawn Marie, John Heidenreich, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Valiant, Rick Martel, Manny Fernandez, Bad News Brown,
Nick Bockwinkel, Dory Funk Jr, Diamond Dallas Page, Rob Conway, Sylvain Grenier, Mike Bucci, Samu, Erik Watts, Buff Bagwell, Christian Cage, Jazz, Demolition Ax and Smash, Koko B. Ware, Ricky Morton, Lance Russell, Bruce Hart, Dustin “Goldust” Rhodes, Damian Demento, Fred “Shockmaster” Ottman, Justin Credible, Cpl. Kirchner, One Man Gang, Scott Steiner, Shawn Stasiak, Ted DiBiase, Ivory, Chris Masters, Elix Skipper, Kamala, Samoa Joe, Giant Bernard, Bill DeMott, Juvi “Juice” Guerrera, Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald, Ni ck Dinsmore, Harley Race, Bull Buchanan, D-Lo Brown, Road Warrior A nimal, Missing Link, Rikishi, Slick, Nidia, George Steele, Christy Hemme, Disco Inferno, Paul Ellering, Vito, Steve Blackman, Bushwhacker Luke, AJ Styles, Chris Daniels, Dennis Stamp, Shawn Daivari, Kevin Sullivan, B.G. James, Ron Killings, Zach Gowan, D-Ray 3000, Dan Severn, Earl and Dave Hebner, Sivi Afi, Baron Von Raschke, Spike Dudley, Rodney Mack, Downtown Bruno, Larry Zybszko, Rick Steiner, Mae Young, and many, more.
James Guttman’s second book, “World Wrestling Insanity Presents: Shoot First…Ask Questions Later,” is available at BarnesandNoble.com or wherever books or sold.