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By WorldWrestlingInsanity.com

He’s one of wrestling’s most well known legends and accomplished stars. Now, WWE Hall of Famer Greg “The Hammer” Valentine has joined ClubWWI.com to talk about it his entire career with James Guttman.

From the early days of being billed as the brother of his father, Johnny Valentine, to the strange story of Rhythm and Blues, Greg doesn’t hold back on anything and speaks about a number of topics – some of which may be surprising to today’s fans.

Among the topics Valentine covered in his 51 ClubWWI.com minute shoot interview include taking the WWF Title from Bob Backlund, upsetting Ricky Steamboat in the WrestleMania 4 opening round, the only person who has his Rhythm and Blues Hasbro Figure, who came up with the idea to dye his hair, breaking Wahoo’s leg, the Roddy Piper Dog Collar Match, Ric Flair‘s retirement, the Andersons, Ron Garvin, innovative match finishes, the shin guard, Tito Santana, and much more.

In an interesting moment, James asked Valentine about Brutus Beefcake. Many people have said that Greg harbored resentment towards Brutus and didn’t like teaming with him due to a lack of chemistry. It’s even mentioned on his Wikipedia page. The truth, however, is the exact opposite:

“I disagree with anyone saying that we didn’t have chemistry because, I don’t know what you call it or the word for it, but we were exact opposites. He was still a lot green….and I myself was a seasoned veteran so it was a good combination. We looked different. I think that combination was fantastic. The Dream Team had so many fans ’cause we didn’t look the same. It wasn’t two blondes. It wasn’t two guys with black hair with spandex on. It was Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake, a newcomer who everybody thought was Hulk Hogan‘s half brother. It was a combination I was very proud of.”

Guttman says that’s one of the reasons he does interviews. He wants to clear up false information like that. For so long, fans would repeat that Valentine didn’t like Brutus and now Greg can correct that. The Hammer agrees:

“I enjoyed it. He was my favorite partner because I was the boss, but he rose to the occasion. That’s my favorite. I’ve been with Flair and Honky Tonk Man, that was fun too, but (The Dream Team) drew serious money.”

Valentine went on during his 51 minute ClubWWI.com shoot to discuss the premature breakup of the Dream Team, “The New Dream” Team, why it didn’t work, and much more.

If you’re looking for uncut interviews with wrestling’s top names, look no further than ClubWWI.com. Over 100 stars have joined James Guttman for exclusive shoot interviews…all of which are available the moment you sign up. You get hundred of hours of audio immediately for less than five dollars a month. Other guests include: Jesse Ventura, Jerry Lawler, Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, 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, Tammy Sytch, Too Cold Scorpio, Ole Anderson, Kid Kash, Ivan Koloff, Jackie Gayda, John Heidenreich, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Valiant, 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, Slick, Nidia, George Steele, Christy Hemme, Disco Inferno, Paul Ellering, Vito, Steve Blackman, 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.