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Brian Knobbs

Brian Knobbs



Get ready for a shoot interview that’s as nasty as it wants to be.. Why? Because if anyone steps up, they find themselves with an arm pit in their face. That’s right. The one and only “Nasty Boy” Brian Knobbs joined ClubWWI.com for a 59 minute shoot interview that takes “in your face” to a whole new level.



Knobbs has a reputation within the business as a no-nonsense brawler who doesn’t dance around the issues. He brings that same outlook to his Club shoot and no topic is off limits. During his discussion with James Guttman, Brian talks about: The Rumored Brawl Between The Nastys and Ken Shamrock, What Ken Said About It In His Book, What Brian Remembers From It, Leaving WCW for WWF, How Jim Herd Tried To Play The Steiners Against Them For It, Why It Didn’t Work, The Three Legendary WWF Wrestlers That George Steele Lined Up To Stretch The Nastys Out Before They Broke In To The Business, Playing Little League With Jerry Saggs, Babysitting on Hogan Knows Best, What Jerry Lawler Made Him and Saggs Do, The Night Wahoo McDaniel Tried To Break His Nose, Rooming With The Rockers, The Pit Stop, The Dying Art of Tag Team Wrestling, L.O.D., The Hart Foundation, Brooke Knows Best, and so much more.


Also, during his ClubWWI.com shoot, Brian Knobbs gives exclusive details on Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Wrestling on CMT. The Nasty Boy reveals his role on the show, the roles of others, celebrities involved, what you can expect to see, and more. The show debuts in October and Knobbs believes that fans will really love it. He even goes on to say, “I’ll stake my reputation on it.”


The reputation of a “Nasty Boy” is a big deal. But there was a time when there almost was no “Nasty Boy” to speak of. Why? Well, because that wasn’t the original name that Knobbs and Saggs planned to use when breaking into the wrestling business. After shooting down a false rumor about an early ’90s gimmick change, Brian revealed how the Nastys became…well, Nasty.

“How we got our name back then was when we first got in we wanted to be called the Mercenaries. We went out with Donna Gagne, Verne’s daughter, and she saw how we acted out in the bars. And she goes, ‘You guys got the wrong gimmick. You shouldn’t be the Mercenaries. You should call yourself “The Nasty Boys.” And she said this while we were out because we were all rowdy and crazy. We looked at each other and went, ‘Hey. That ain’t a bad name.’ That night, the Nasty Boys were born. Me and Saggs thought about it and became the Nasty Boys.”

The discussion doesn’t end there. It’s the Nastiest Hour you’ll hear complete with the man who made Nasty an artform…Brian Knobbs. But it doesn’t end there, Brian is one of over 125 guests to join ClubWWI.com for less than five dollars a month.




By WorldWrestlingInsanity.com


The 128th 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 WWF and WCW Tag Team Champion “Nasty Boy” Brian Knobbs.


Brian joined James Guttman on ClubWWI.com for a huge 59 minute shoot interview that covered many backstage rumors and stories from his entire career. From the AWA to WCW to the WWF and back, Knobbs has taken them all on. Now you can hear it all from the straight shooter yourself not only on ClubWWI.com, but on today’s Radio Free Insanity (always free and always on WorldWrestlingInsanity.com)

Among the topics Brian Knobbs and James discussed in the full 59 minute ClubWWI.com shoot are:

Playing Little League With Jerry Saggs
Breaking Into The Business Together
His Facial Expressions
Verne Gagne
Brad Rheingans
Being Trained Without a Pro Wrestling Ring
The Night Wahoo McDaniel Tried To Break His Nose=
Working With Young Teams
Bagwell and Too Cold Scorpio
Harlem Heat
Who Came Up With The Nasty Boys Name
The Original Name They Wanted To Use
Heading To Memphis
What Jerry Lawler Had Them Do
Where Their Outfits Came From
Their Initial WCW Run
Gene Anderson
Dealing With Jim Herd
How Jim Tried To Play The Steiners Against Them
Working With The Steiners
What WWF Offered Them To Join
The Wrestler That Reached Out For Vince
Winning the Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania
Travelling With Jimmy Hart For Ten Days
Why That Didn’t Happen Again
Working The Legion of Doom
Getting Fired From The AWA
Rooming With The Rockers
Working The Bushwhackers
The Pitstop
The Wrestler Who Didn’t Want To Take It
The Night He Tried To Do It To The Ultimate Warrior
The Downfall of Tag Wrestling
The Diva Division
Steve Keirn and Tom Prichard
Being In Your Face With Vince McMahon and Others
Today’s Fans
His Post -Game Tampa Bay Wrestling Matches
The Hart Foundation
The Rumored Nasty Boys vs. Ken Shamrock Brawl
What Ken Said In His Book About It
What Brian Remembers From It
Hulk Hogan
Hogan Knows Best
Whether The Hogans Are Misunderstood
The Episode Where He Babysat The Hogan Kids
Exclusive Details on Hulk Hogan’s “Celebrity Wrestling” Reality Show
The People Involved
Brian’s Role
Reality TV
Brooke Knows Best


…and More!
James Guttman also speaks about the next uncut shoot interview on ClubWWI.com. Scheduled to go online sometime today, it may even be up by the time you read this. Check WorldWrestlingInsanity.com throughout the day for the announcement.


James mentions that the final work is being done for his second book, “World Wrestling Insanity Presents: Shoot First…Ask Questions Later.” It’s available for preorder on Amazon.com and features all the stories behind the shoots you’ve heard him conduct through the years. From backstage stories to things he’s learned about the world of wrestling, J.G. lays it all on the line. This book will feature many surprises and no matter your opinion of the first book, this is one title that you will definitely want to add to your collection. More details will be given in the next few months.
With that, James cues up the clip from Brian’s massive ClubWWI shoot and plays his response to one of the most talked about stories from the Nasty Career – Ken Shamrock.

There were many rumors that The Nasty Boys had gotten into a legit brawl with Ken Shamrock one night. With their reputations, it’s a tale that has followed them around. Rarely have we heard a response…until now.

“No, actually, he got mad at us, you know? It was all over something that happened at the bar. I was drunker than hell so by the time everything happened and I was at the hotel room, as I was already passed out in my bed so I really don’t know what went on. All I know is Ken really got his ass kicked by Saggs. And I woke up the next day and knew we were in a different room so I knew something had happened. So I went, ‘Saggs…did something happen last night?’ And he was still up and started screaming at me. (irate voice) ‘You dumb…You got Shamrock all wound up…he came up here banging on the door! You were passed out drunk!…’ So that’s what happened there. I was sleeping through the whole thing. ”

James says that the magic of the Internet is that there are so many stories that may or may not be true. He asks Brian if he’s ever heard a story that’s so outlandish about himself that he can’t believe it. Knobbs says he hears it a lot. He says that there’s no ill will years later, but apparently Ken wrote in his book that both the Nasties had jumped him. Brian’s thoughts?

“That would be a good thing to write in your book, but I was sleeping! I don’t remember anything and everyone who was there can testify to that.”

Knobbs then names the other wrestlers who were there and what they did to help him in his drunken stupor. Brian speaks on about the subject of the Nasty Reputation he and Saggs have created.

Aside from Brian Knobbs, over 125 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, Bryan Clark, 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, Baron Von Raschke, Spike Dudley, Rodney Mack, Downtown Bruno, 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.