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Prepare for a Hall of Fame ClubWWI.com shoot interview that is truly Magnificent as the original WWF version of “The Rock,” the one and only “Magnificent” Don Muraco, joins James Guttman for an uncut shoot interview that no wrestling fan should miss!

One of the greatest villains in wrestling history, Don Muraco spent years terrorizing everyone from Jack Brisco to Jimmy Snuka to Roddy Piper. Now the legendary Hawaiian powerhouse grants an exclusive interview on location from his beachfront paradise with ClubWWI.com to discuss it all. Get all the stories straight from Muraco himself as the co-star of “Fuji Vice” shoots on all things Muraco. From the stories of his memorable skits with former ClubWWI guest Mr. Fuji to training a young Ric Flair, Don shoots on it all.  For a full list of topics, head to: http://www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com

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Don Muraco has a history of being one of the most intense stars in wrestling history.  The former WWF Intercontinental Champion’s promos were some of the most memorable in history.  During the interview, James Guttman cites a particular promo he had just seen where Don seemed to almost spit out his anger about Tito Santana.  Muraco says he’s always believed in keeping things as real as possible and reveals a recent suggestion he made to someone at WWE in an effort to play off reality today…

“I was talking to Howard Finkel several weeks ago when the Tiger Woods thing was going down.  I said Vince really missed the boat on that.  He should have been running around (like that).  That’s how millionaires and billionaires live.  Howard said (Vince) didn’t want to muddy the waters of the senatorial race his wife was in, so he didn’t push it too far.  But that would have been my call if I was Vince there.  That would have been funny.  That would have been apropos.”

Don goes on to discuss rumors of Woods hosting Raw, his relationship with Vince McMahon, the TNT skit where McMahon purposely messed with his teleprompter, his history with Roddy Piper and Adrian Adonis, the groundbreaking TV they were all doing long before their WWF days, and more.

Don expressed the respect he has for what the McMahon family did for the wrestling business.  The company expanded by leaps and bounds when Muraco was there and the travel schedule could sometimes be horrendous.  They took all sorts of transportation to the next show rather ththan flying.  Don then tells ClubWWI.com members about a very recent newsbit he heard that couldn’t help but make him smile:

“Yeah.  That organization Vince put together really turned into an international thing.  I just read yesterday that the guys were having problems getting around because of the volcano in Iceland.  They’re going by boat and ferry and plane and car to get to the next town or something.  Welcome to our world, guys!  (laughs)”

The difference in travel isn’t just limited to today.  Back in the ’80s, WWF had a schedule unlike any other.  Muraco tells the story of a big NWA star who was shocked by it when he jumped to WWF.  That’s when James points out that Don never jumped to WCW.  Muraco says he was in the NWA, but never in WCW after Ted Turner bought it.  The reason:

“No.  I kind of stepped out of the business after ’88.  I was still connected, you know, overseas and doing stuff with individual promotions but I didn’t (go to WCW).  I went to ECW, for a little while, because of Bob Artese.  That was just a starting up thing at the time.  But other than that, I pretty much got out of the business after ’88.”

The Magnificent Muraco’s 35 minute interview goes on from there and for any fan of classic wrestling, this is an interview that’s on the can’t miss list.  Remember, Don is just one of well over 250 stars you can hear in uncut shoot interviews as soon as you sign up to ClubWWI.com.  Others include: Sivi Afi , Aaron Aguliera, Skandar Akbar, Brent Albright, Ole Anderson, Road Warrior Animal, Tony “T.L. Hopper” Anthony, Buff Bagwell, Doug Basham, Paul Bearer, Giant Bernard, Big Daddy V, Eric Bischoff, Steve Blackman, Brian Blair, Tully Blanchard, Nick Bockwinkel, “The Boogeyman” Marty Wright, Bad News Brown, D-Lo Brown, “Jumping” Jim Brunzell, Mike “Simon Dean” Bucci, Bull Buchanan, Lance Cade , Christian, John Cena Sr., Chaz “Headbanger Mosh” , Bryan “Adam Bomb” Clark, Rob Conway, Jim Cornette, Justin Credible, Austin “Consequences” Creed, D-Ray 3000, Scott D’Amore , Christopher Daniels, Shawn Daivari, Dangerous Danny Davis, Dawn Marie, Damian Demento,  Colin Delaney, Brother Devon, Demolition Ax, Demolition Smash, Bill DeMott, Ted DiBiase, J.J. Dillon, Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore, Disco Inferno, Spike Dudley, Hacksaw Jim Duggan , Kenny Dykstra, Bobby Eaton, Paul Ellering, Armando Estrada,, Manny Fernandez , Fifi The Maid, Francine, Mr. Fuji, Dory Funk Jr., Terry Funk, Greg Gagne, Ronnie Garvin ,Jackie Gayda, Joel Gertner, Glacier, Sylvain Grenier, Tod Gordon, Zach Gowen, Juventud Guerrera, Chalie Haas, Chris Harris , Bruce Hart , Jimmy Hart, Diva Search’s Jessica Hatch, Dave Hebner, Earl Hebner, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Jon Heidenreich, Christy Hemme, Hillbilly Jim, Molly Holly , The Honky Tonk Man, Tim Horner , Scotty 2 Hotty, Sam Houston, Mr. Hughes, The Iron Sheik, Ivory, B.G. James, Jazz, Ahmed Johnson, Judge Jeff Jones, Orlando Jordan, Kamala, Kid Kash, Kevin Kelly, Pat “Simon Diamond” Kenney, Ron Killings, Cpl. Kirschner, Kizarny, Kevin Kleinrock, Brian Knobbs, Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff,, Bobby  Lashley, Bruno “Harvey Wippleman” Lauer, Jerry “The King” Lawler, “The Total Package” Lex Luger, Buschwhacker Luke, Rodney Mack, Magnum T.A. , Balls Mahoney, Rick Martel, Clarence Mason , “Masterpiece” Chris Masters, Robbie McAllister, Rory McAllister, Matt Morgan, Ernest Miller, Missing Link, Father James Mitchell, Mo From Men on a Mission , Sean Mooney, Ricky Morton, Trevor Murdoch, Kevin Nash, Nidia, Nunzio, One Man Gang, Sonny Onoo, Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff, Oscar From Men on a Mission , Fred “Typhoon/Tugboat/Shockmaster” Ottman, Pierre-Carl Ouellet, Outback Jack, Diamond Dallas Page, Ken Patera, Nick Patrick, Jim Powers, Tom Prichard, Ivan Putski, Harley Race, Baron Von Raschke, “The Yeti” Ron Reis , Rhino, Dustin Rhodes, Tommy Rich, Rikishi, Paul Roma, “Super Hero in Training” Rosie, Jacques Rougeau, Terri Runnels, Lance Russell, Samoa Joe, Bruno Sammartino, Samu, Tito Santana, Dan “The Beast” Severn, Ron Simmons, Elix Skipper, Slick, Tracey  Smothers, Al Snow, Sim “Deuce” Snuka, Dennis Stamp, George “The Animal” Steele, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Idol Stevens, The Stro, AJ Styles, Dave “Evad” Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan, Dave Taylor, Sylvester Terkay, ECW’s Tiffany, Too Cold Scorpio, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Jimmy Valiant, Johnny Valiant, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Sid Vicious, Vito, Nikolai Volkoff, Koko B. Ware, Erik Watts, Steve “Dr. Death” Williams, David Young, Mae Young , Larry Zybszko, and More.