Bill Apter and Rock Riddle Interview Recap
By: Bob Colling of http://chroniclesoftna.proboards.com/
Jack, OIB and Barbie Richards are back with Bill Apter and Rock Riddle.
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Apter puts over Jack’s radio voice saying it is a great voice. Apter tells Riddle that he requested him to be on the show. Riddle goes into a story saying that IYH promoted him to be on the show for two years. Riddle says there is over thirteen million people listening to the radio program! Riddle puts over his interview from back in August. Riddle continues to put himself over and it is hilarious! Apter chimes in with some good one liners!
Riddle mentions that he has the copyright on the “Mr. Wonderful” name and begins to rip on Paul Orndorff. Apter mentions Wrestle Reunion. Apter puts over the talent involved in the show. RVD, Jushin Liger, Great Muta and Bruno Sammartino are mentioned. Apter also mentions that ROH and PWG will be holding shows during the event.
Riddle asks if Apter runs the Wrestle Reunion event, Apter was a host for the first two Wrestle Reunion events. Riddle also puts over Apter’s work with the Wrestle Reunion event.
Apter doesn’t like the wise guys who ruin the entertainment and when they ruin the results for the younger fans. He says that those type of people really take the fun out of it.
Riddle mentions wrestling Chavo Guerrero Sr. two years ago and how people were saying that Chavo shouldn’t have had competed at that time. Riddle tells a story about Chavo looking to suplex him from the ring to the floor, but was hesitant. It is a interesting story about the situation and the experience.
A caller asks Apter what was the biggest show that Apter had been present at to photograph. Apter says that the event where Kerry Von Erich defeated Ric Flair for the NWA World Championship comes to mind. The same caller asks if a promoter ever put restrictions on him. Apter tells a funny story involving Terry Funk, which he does a good imitation. Apter says that a woman wouldn’t allow him to take photos of the match because he was “making money of her business”. The story ends with Ivan Putski saying that he wouldn’t compete in the main event, thus Apter was allowed to photograph for the rest of the night.
Bill Apter has to leave, but does a great Dusty Rhodes imitation before leaving.
Riddle mentions that a lot of the guys involved in the Wrestle Reunion event, do not have a lot of footage of their earlier career. Riddle himself doesn’t have much footage of himself.
The hosts and Riddle also talk about the WWE/TNA head to head battle a couple of weeks ago. Riddle believes that you don’t need to tell the fans everything all you have you do get some good hype for the show. Riddle says that he watched the first hour of TNA, and caught the last two hours of Impact after watching Bret Hart’s return to WWE.
A caller asks Riddle if he would accept a job in TNA or WWE to help with the younger talent. Riddle says yes, and that he would work for either company as he as some friends in both companies and respects both companies.
Riddle goes into a story about JJ Dillon putting over his work on a show he had done with JJ Dillon managing his opponent. Riddle mentions the he was listening to the Wrestling Observer was trashing the show, but someone put him over as the greatest manager in the business. Riddle doesn’t believe that a lot of top talent today can speak for themselves, but if they had a manager they would be great.
Riddle continues to talk about Wrestle Reunion and tells some very interesting stories that would be great for real wrestling fans to listen to.
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