Bryan Clark Interview with ClubWWI

Adam Bomb aka Bryan Clark

Adam Bomb aka Bryan Clark

BRYAN CLARK REVEALS THE ORIGINAL CHARACTER WWE OFFERED HIM BEFORE “ADAM BOMB”…AND THE HUGE STAR WHO EVENTUALLY PLAYED IT

By WorldWrestlingInsanity.comHe hasn’t spoken out since his retirement in 2002. Now, the wrestler who made Nuclear Meltdowns famous, Bryan Clark, breaks his silence in an incredibly jam-packed and hard hitting 57 minute shoot…only on ClubWWI.com.

Many fans remember Bryan from his days as WWF’s Adam Bomb or as a member of WCW Tag Champion Team Kronik, with Bryan “Crush” Adams. However, Clark covers his entire career on ClubWWI.com including everything from the early days training under Ox Baker, Jody Hamilton, and The Sarge to his retirement in 2002. Also, he speaks about his former partner Crush publicly for the first time since his passing last year.

 

Clark doesn’t mince any words and if you’re a fan of shoot interviews that put all the cards on the table, this is one you can’t pass up. Among the countless topics discussed, you can hear Bryan talk about: The False Promises WWE Made To Him, Unhappiness With Johnny “Raven” Polo As His Manager, What Turned Him Against WWE, Kanyon: “Very Strange Person,” How Kanyon and Jim Mitchell Argued “Like Two Old Women,” Insane WCW Politics, Why It Was Unfair To Blame Kronik For Their Match Against Kane and Undertaker, Listening To “J.R.’s Mouth,” The Downfall of The Natural Born Thrillers, Working For Bischoff in WCW vs. Working For McMahon in WWE, Memories of Byran “Crush” Adams, The Ribs Adams Played, Heat With Bam Bam Bigelow, His Upcoming WWE Legends Figure, and Much More.

One of the many surprising revelations to come out during this shoot is the original gimmick WWE pitched him before “Adam Bomb.” James Guttman asked Bryan if Bomb was the first offer. He answers:

“Actually, no. They actually came up to me, it’s pretty funny, I don’t know if people know this or not. But they actually pitched me the Ringmaster gimmick, which was later pitched to Steve Austin. So I’m guessing that they had like a catalog of these names, you know. And they said, ‘No, no. You’re gonna be Adam Bomb.’ I was like, ‘OK.’ Because I liked Adam Bomb better than the Ringmaster. Yeah that’s one of those things that they came up with. I don’t know if Vince and Linda sit at home at night, have a few drinks and come up with these good and bad gimmicks. Who knows what the hell they do..”

Clark doesn’t end his talk about Adam Bomb there. He also discusses how he approached the character, the contact lenses he wore, his issues with Johnny Polo and Harvey Whippleman, false promises, who made them, what turned him against WWE, and much more. This is one ClubWWI.com you definitely don’t want to miss.

(JG Note: Special thanks to our good friend Georgiann Makropoulos over at www.Wrestlingfigs.com for helping to set this up!)

Remember, ClubWWI is not only the only Club that lets you get Bombed on Kronik, it also features hundreds of hours of audios from our columnists and over 120 shoot interviews…all for less than five bucks a month! Other guests include: Jesse Ventura, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, Ahmed Johnson, Bobby Heenan, Kevin Nash, The Iron Sheik, Sid Vicious, Terri Runnels, Paul Bearer, Bruno Sammartino, Sean Mooney, Scott D’Amore, Tito Santana, Al Snow, Tod Gordon, Charlie Haas, Tom Prichard, Jacques Rougeau, Paul Roma, Tammy Sytch, Too Cold Scorpio, Ole Anderson, Kid Kash, Ivan Koloff, Jackie Gayda, Scotty 2 Hotty, Dawn Marie, John Heidenreich, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Valiant, Rick Martel, Bad News Brown, Nick Bockwinkel, Dory Funk Jr, Diamond Dallas Page, Rob Conway, Sylvain Grenier, Buff Bagwell, Christian Cage, Jazz, Demolition Ax and Smash, Koko B. Ware, Ricky Morton, Dustin Rhodes, Damian Demento, Fred “Shockmaster” Ottman, 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, Nick Dinsmore, Harley Race, Bull Buchanan, D-Lo Brown, Road Warrior Animal, 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, Dan Severn, Earl and Dave Hebner, Spike Dudley, Rodney Mack, Larry Zybszko, Rick Steiner, Mae Young, and many, more.

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BRYAN CLARK DISCUSSES KRONIK’S INFAMOUS FINAL WWE MATCH, WHO’S REALLY AT FAULT FOR IT, AND HAVING TO LISTEN TO “JIM ROSS’S MOUTH”
By WorldWrestlingInsanity.com

 

The 124th edition of JG’s Radio Free Insanity is on the air and available right now at WorldWrestlingInsanity.com (Flash and MP3 download) This week’s show features former WCW Tag Team Champion Bryan Clark.

 

Bryan joined James Guttman on ClubWWI.com for a 57 minute shoot interview that covered his entire career.. From his early days in Smoky Mountain to his final stint with WWE, Clark spoke openly and candidly in a rare appearance.

 

On ClubWWI.com, Bryan speaks about a ton of subjects too including:

 

Growing Up as a Fan
His Athletic Background
Breaking Into Wrestling
What He Learned From Ox Baker
Training Under The Sarge and Jody Hamilton
His Initial Appearance With WCW
Looking Back On It Now
Living Up To Expectations
Smoky Mountain Wrestling
Praise For Jim Cornette
Traveling With Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff
What Orndorff Was Like
Getting To Work With Kevin Sullivan
Winning His First Title
The Night Stalker Gimmick
“Adam Bomb”
The Original Gimmick WWE Offered Him
The Mega Star Who Ended Up Playing It
Adam Bomb – The Garbage Pail Kid
Who’s Idea The Yellow Contact Lenses Were
Wrestling With Them In
The Times He Wouldn’t Wear Them
Conflicting Personalities With Johnny “Raven” Polo
The First Day They Were Together
Worry Over Raven’s Heat
What People Did To His Cane
Harvey Wippleman
Who Bryan Could Have Picked To Manage Adam Bomb
The New Attitude Era
The Broken Promises from WWF
Putting Mable Over At the First In Your House
What They Promised Him
Whether It was An Out-and-Out Lie
What Turned Bryan Against WWF
Blood Runs Cold
Playing Wrath
Training For It
Why It Didn’t Get Over
Working WCW For Eric Bischoff vs. Working WWF For Vince McMahon
Working With Quirky Chris Kanyon
Kanyon: “Very Strange Person”
How Chris and James Vanderberg Were Like “Two Old Ladies Fighting”
Happiness Over Moving On
Kronik
Why He and Bryan “Crush” Adams Clicked
The Physical Similarities
The Similar Career Experiences
Where The Kronik Name Came From
Whether It Caused Trouble With Standards and Practices
The Drug Reference
Having a Hand In The Music and Entrance
Battling the Locker Room Alongside Adams
Dealing With Politics From WCW’s “Seniors”
The Downfall of The Natural Born Killers
The Role Kevin Nash Played In It
The Only Person in TNA Clark Speaks To
People He Lost Respect For in WCW
People Resting On The Past
The End of WCW
When He Knew It Was Over
Heat With Bam Bam Bigelow
The WCW Product At The End
What He Wanted To Do After It Was Over
Returning To WWE
Not Wanting To
The Controversy Over Kronik’s Match Against Undertaker and Kane
Why It Was Unfair To Blame Them For It
Jim Ross’s “Mouth” After It
How They Were Set Up To Fail
Why Stevie Richards Wasn’t a Good Sign
Finishing Kronik’s Career in Japan
Memories of Bryan Adams
The Ribs Adams Pulled
His Upcoming Legends Figure

…and More!

 

Special Thanks to Georgiann Makropoulos of WrestlingFigs.com for helping to set this up. Anyone interested in booking Bryan can contact Georgiann through WrestleFigs.

 

James then tells listeners that the next uncut shoot interview is on the way in the next day. It’s not a first…more like a fourth or so. He says it’ll make sense when the interview goes up.

 

With that, JG cues up clips from Bryan Clark’s ClubWWI.com shoot.

 

James Guttman asks Bryan about the end of WCW and whether or not he and Bryan “Crush” Adams figured they’d be back with WWE at some point. Was it something Clark was open to?

 

“I really didn’t want to go back just because of my experience up there. I didn’t like it at all. Bryan, he was real good friends with (Under)Taker and I think he pulled some strings to get us in there. But we also had the option of Japan because Bryan had a real good relationship with Japan because when he was in the N.W.O., he was working in Japan constantly. So that was, Japan was definitely our best option. But yeah, we went up to New York for maybe a couple of weeks. It didn’t turn out well. There were a few reasons that a lot of people probably don’t know about. I had been in a car accident – I don’t know – maybe two weeks before that. I had a herniated disc in my neck and I ended up going anyway….I still went, you know, just because I had an obligation to Bryan and we had been out of the ring for about a year. We were rusty, like a lot of guys who went there and were not ready. All they had to do was put us on some house shows, let us work for a couple of weeks, like they probably would have done most people. But they didn’t do that with us.”

 

Clark explains that Kronik worked one house show, one TV taping, and then they were thrown on PPV. He admits that their timing was off at the time but at least he was paid a year’s salary for two weeks worth of work.

 

“And then having to listen to Jim Ross’s mouth. I can go on and on about him. Nothing positive.”

 

Aside from Clark, over 120 star interviews are available on ClubWWI.com for less than five dollars a month. Among the other guests you can hear from are: Jesse Ventura, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, Ahmed Johnson, Bobby Heenan, Terri Runnels, Kevin Nash, The Iron Sheik, Sid Vicious, Paul Bearer, Bruno Sammartino, Sean Mooney, Scott D’Amore, Tito Santana, Al Snow, Tod Gordon, Charlie Haas, Tom Prichard, Jacques Rougeau, Paul Roma, Tammy Sytch, Too Cold Scorpio, Ole Anderson, Kid Kash, Ivan Koloff, Jackie Gayda, Scotty 2 Hotty, Dawn Marie, John Heidenreich, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Valiant, Rick Martel, Bad News Brown, Nick Bockwinkel, Dory Funk Jr, Diamond Dallas Page, Rob Conway, Sylvain Grenier, Buff Bagwell, Christian Cage, Jazz, Demolition Ax and Smash, Koko B. Ware, Ricky Morton, Dustin Rhodes, Damian Demento, Fred “Shockmaster” Ottman, 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, Nick Dinsmore, Harley Race, Bull Buchanan, D-Lo Brown, Road Warrior Animal, 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, Dan Severn, Earl and Dave Hebner, Spike Dudley, Rodney Mack, 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 for pre-order on Amazon.com.