Pro Wrestling Diaries Shoot Interview with King Kong Bundy, Disc Two

This disc runs at 54 minutes long

Bundy said that it was the office’s idea to have him elbow drop Little Beaver but said that when Beaver slapped him with his moccasin, it stung like hell. Bundy makes a joke about how it wasn’t the first time he was a little hard on the Beaver but said he did slam him hard that night and the other midgets missed the cue and he had to again yell that he was going to splash Beaver in order for them to come in and stop the assault. He then talks about how Bret Hart said in his book that he (Bundy) hated the midget angle because he thought he was a serious heel. Bundy claims to have never said anything like that then goes on to say how Bret mailed him a copy of his book and recalls how Bret once called him to say he wanted to send him his book. Bundy said he told Bret that he was a real fucking asshole when he had the belt, to which Bret replied that it went with the territory. Bundy said that was bullshit because plenty of champs did not act like that then says that the point to all of this was that Bret did not want to initiate any sort of contact with Bundy at all and just wanted him to have a copy of his book so he could read his ramblings of his glorious career. He then jokes about how Bret talks about his legacy, like he is Tom Brady or something, and talks about he became the champ because someone gave it to him. Bundy then laughs at the ridiculous of Bret and said that he used to be friends with him before he became the champ.
He is asked about several other guys. Bundy said that Butch always joked about how he was racist and said that he was a good guy. Bundy did not like Hercules and said how he had to give him $200 once because he slapped around his girlfriend and needed to get out of town. He also recalls one time that Hercules once said while high that it would be a great idea to get a gun and shoot some cops. Bundy said George Steele was a good guy but turned into a stooge when he became an agent. He said that Don Muraco was a good guy. Bundy said that Superstar Billy Graham was an asshole and said how he started the steroid controversy and complained about not being able to work due to injuries, prompting Bundy to say he should get a regular job. Bundy likes Tito Santana but said he never liked to lose and that he was cheap. But not nearly as cheap as Nikolai Volkoff, who was also a nice guy. He likes the Wild Samoans. Bundy said Billy Jack Haynes was a good guy and once beat the shit out of Iron Mike Sharpe. He said that Haynes was a very tough guy.
Bundy talks about the Honky Tonk Man and said that he is ignorant and arrogant and likes it that way. He calls Jake Roberts a mess and said that he lent him money once and it took him 40 phone calls to get it back. Bundy said that Roberts is a typical wrestler’s kid.
He talks about Bam Bam Bigelow and how he became broke chasing his dream of owning two homes filled with all sorts of luxuries.
On why he left the WWF in the 80’s, he said that it was time to go. He then got a few film roles. Bundy said that he was supposed to be “Running Man” and said that the “big, fat guy wearing lights” and was offered $12,500 a week for ten weeks but this was when he was doing the Machines angle with Andre and couldn’t leave then shortly after that, Andre ended the angle to film the “Princess Bride.”
When asked about “Married with Children,” Bundy said that the creators were big wrestling fans and that was why the neighbors were the “Rhoades,” after Dusty (although spelled differently).
In between his return to the WWF, Bundy worked for a computer company and then owned a bar. He then decided to go back and worked a match in ECW when the WWF called. He was managed by Ted DiBiase, who Bundy liked but said was not a good manager. Bundy said that his match against the Undertaker sucked. He also said that the Undertaker kept saying that he should be on top and Bundy said that he was a sour guy.
Bundy puts over the Bam Bam/ Lawrence Taylor match from WrestleMania and said that LT was gassed after the match.
On being released from the WWF, Bundy said that they wanted to put him in a program with Henry Goodwin and he thought it was terrible.
When asked about today’s wrestling, he says that stuff looks choreographed and goes off on internet fans who love smaller wrestlers because of the highspots. He said that when you watch wrestling, you want to see someone bigger than life, not someone as short as Rey Mysterio because if you look at a guy and think you can kick their ass, then something is wrong with the business.
Bundy goes back to the WWF during his last run and said how there was no money at all in the WWF and that they were doing shows and RAW’s in high school gymnasiums then goes back to Bret Hart in his book crowing about how he was a great champion.
He is asked what makes a good heel. Bundy said that there are two types of heels, the monster heel and the sneaky heel. He said both of them can draw heat. He also said that you have to be a guy who doesn’t mind getting beat.
His favorite place to wrestle was in Toronto. The worst was the Nassau Coliseum as people would throw batteries at you.
When asked about how wrestling has changed, Bundy said that the business is deader than Elvis and you no longer see people wearing wrestling shirts. He said the hottest period was with The Rock and Austin with the second best being the “Hulkamania” era.
Bundy said he was never a fan of women’s wrestling and joked how they are better at cooking and housecleaning.
He talks about doing stand-up comedy and how he keeps getting better at it and has performed over 50 times but he had foot problems and could not stand on stage for a while.
Now, they talk about the Iron Sheik’s roast and the incident in which Scott Hall attacked a comic after they made reference to Owen Hart’s death. Bundy said that everything goes in a roast but the comic probably should not have said that. Bundy then said that Hall is a moron and that it was a combination of booze and people in the crowd egging him on by chanting “Razor.” Bundy said that he mocked Hall when he went on as he pretending to act drunk and act pissed over someone making a joke about the Fabulous Moolah’s pussy.
Bundy said that he might write a book someday then likes the books that Catcus and The Rock did but slams Bret some more over his book. He said that Bret had a picture in his book and a caption that read Heartthrob, or at least that is what the guys told me which has Bundy go off on a funny bit about what the fuck does that even mean and if guys came up to Bret saying that he was sexy and had a nice ass.
When asked about the WWE Hall of Fame, Bundy sarcastically said that he is not worthy when you have men who have had the careers like Koko B. Ware did are included. Bundy said that he put over Koko more than he did and how guys like Pete Rose and Johnny Rodz are not included. Bundy said that he doesn’t care and is not bitter at all that he is not included.
He says that on the independent scene today, there are some guys that have far-fetched match ideas. He tells a story about how some guy who was so fat that it made him look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, complained that his match went on before Jimmy Snuka’s. Bundy said it was ridiculous for him to think he was worthy of main-eventing over Snuka.
Bundy is asked his three favorite matches and said it was WrestleMania 1-3 stuff, with the 3rd being his favorite.
He is asked how he wants to be remembered and said that he did the best he could to make his opponent look good. He then said that Chris Jericho stole the “Jerichoholics” phrase from him when he used the “Bundyholics” and jokes how he will shove his “woodpecker head” up his ass.
Final Thoughts:  Bundy certainly wasn’t afraid to dish the dirt here. Also, he ripped Bret Hart to shreds for his book, which was pretty funny.
I thought Bundy came off as a likable guy in this shoot. Being that he is currently involved in stand-up comedy he was trying to channel that in talking about some of the other wrestlers, especially Bret.
This shoot also included extra bonus features and matches, which I did not really explore.
I give this a high recommendation.
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