MR. FUJI REVEALS WHY HE NEVER TURNED GOOD, THE ONE TIME WWF TRIED IT AS A JOKE, THE NEXT GENERATION OF FUJIS IN WRESTLING, AND MORE By www.WorldWrestlingInsanity.com
He’s thrown more salt than Emeril Lagasse and has lead more men to wrestling gold than him too. That’s right. WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji has come to ClubWWI.com for a rare 33 minute uncut shoot interview that any wrestling fan needs to check out…boy-san.
Fuji’s accomplishments in pro wrestling are too numerous to list and followers of the industry over the past 40 years know his name immediately. Whether terrorizing heroes from inside the ring or from his protégé’s corner, the star of “Fuji Vice” has faced them all. In his 33 Minute ClubWWI.com shoot, Fuji speaks to James Guttman about a ton of topics including: Why He Never Went To WCW, Improving “Fuji Vice,” The Advice That Yokozuna Didn’t Follow, Genuinely “Managing” His Wrestlers, What Vince McMahon Told Him When He First Took Over WWF, Not Watching TNA, The Death of Crush, Wrestling Mean Gene, Baby Randy Orton, His Son’s WWE Tryout, Why He Was Happy To Change Outfits From Tuxedo To Kimono, Steroids, The Toll Drugs Take On Your Body, “Master” Fuji, His Previous Career In Aluminum Siding, Don Muraco, Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, Bob Orton, Demolition, The Destroyer, and More.
Fuji stays away from no subject including his thoughts on Vince McMahon. Knowing both Vince Jr and Vince Sr, Mr. F had a chance to witness VKM’s rise to the top of the industry. He talked about the things Vince told him when he first took over, his business sense, the job he’s done cleaning drugs out of the locker room, his family, and more. On the subject of him personally, Fuji has good things to say.
“He’s a darn good man.”
Mr. McMahon may be a “good guy,” but Mr. Fuji wasn’t. Bringing deviousness to a new level, Fuji paid for his evil ways. He tells ClubWWI.com listeners about some of the things he went through as a villain in the days before the curtain was lifted to the public.
“People would throw chairs and every damn thing. I got stabbed twice. On my arm and I have a big scar on my stomach.”
James says that something like that in the 60s and 70s was like an Oscar for a heel. Fuji agrees.
“Right. That was my job. I made them hate my guts real bad. I was really good at that.”
But what about turning good? There were few natural heels like Mr. Fuji, but one would guess that the idea of making him a hero must have come up once or twice. During the ClubWWI.com shoot, JG asked about it and the evil Fuji reveals that the one time it happened, it wasn’t actually real…
“They tried that one time. Against the Powers of Pain and Demolition. And then I screwed the Demolition big time – my team, you know what I mean? So I told the Powers of Pain, pick me up on your shoulder and carry me out. The People and the roof raised up. They said finally Fuji became a good guy, really. But we just did it as a joke, know what I mean? It worked but I went back to the same way.”
But those of you longing to cheer for a Fuji may not have to wait long. His son is on his way to WWE this week for a tryout with the company and Papa Fuji couldn’t be prouder.
“My son growing up (would say), ‘Daddy. You’re a wrestler. I’d like to be a wrestler like you.’ (I said) You be serious about that because I don’t want you to waste my time, you know what I mean?’ So he has a good job. So he says, ‘I’m serious about this.’ OK. So I took him to the ring, worked out with him and I watch him and he picked up fast. He flies like a bird.. He’s a big boy too. 6’1. 290.”
Read all the topics from Fuji’s interview right now on WorldWrestlingInsanity.com and listen to the full 33 minute uncut shoot on ClubWWI.com. Mr. Fuji joins over 160 stars on ClubWWI including tons of Hall of Famers, Champions, and every surviving major WWF heel manager of the 1980s WWF. Among the 160 names on ClubWWI.com you can hear RIGHT NOW are: Bobby Lashley, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Bobby Heenan, Terri Runnels, Kevin Nash, The Iron Sheik, Jesse Ventura, Kenny Dykstra, Outback Jack, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, Vince Russo, Lance Cade, Trevor Murdoch, Eric Bischoff, Nikita Koloff, Nunzio, John Cena Sr., Kizarny, 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, Nick 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 Black man, 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..
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