B. Brian Blair Apr 18, 2015 16:48:04 GMT -6
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Apr 18, 2015 16:48:04 GMT -6
B. Brian Blair On Why He Quit WWF, Vince McMahon's Reaction To Wrestlers Union, The Killer Bees
B. Brian Blair recently appeared on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling show. You can check out the full episode by clicking here:
below are some highlights:
Jack and Gerry Brisco's influence on his career:
"When I was young, I was following Jack Brisco through the aisles of a shopping center around Christmas time. I followed him from aisle to aisle and when he found out I was following him all of a sudden as I turned to see where he was, he snuck up behind me and said BOO and scared me so bad but we got to be great friends. As a kid we were very poor and my parents were divorced and I had a lot of press about my athleticism, I was very blessed to be an athlete and have a dream and a desire but those guys (Jack and Jerry Brisco) brought me up and said you can be what you want to be and I became a Killer Bee (laughs)."
Teaming with Jumpin' Jim Brunzell as part of the Killer Bees tag team:
"I am more proud of my singles career then I am the Killer Bee run, which was a great run because I love Jumpin' Jim. Jim was a great partner and we still do things together. We were on the road together for five years and never got into one argument so that's pretty strong. Jim was a Minnesota State High Jump champion and a great athlete, so we had a lot of fun."
Leaving the WWF after not receiving a promised Tag Team Championship run:
"I quit Vince at WrestleMania 5 after he had told us we were going to win the titles on three different occasions. Vince said it once and the late great George Scott said it to us twice. We saw the writing on the wall with all of the tag teams coming in at that time and I decided I wanted to be a business man and I was just beat up plus I wanted to spend some time with my wife."
Vince McMahon finding out about a proposed Wrestlers Union in the 1980s:
"Vince found out that Jimmy, Jesse Ventura and a few other guys were discussing starting a union. So Vince decided to give everyone a two-week vacation. For some reason Vince never forgot about that and I think it cost us the WWF Tag Team Championships for sure but looking back on it, I've had lot of titles and so has Jimmy so even though they are prestigious belts in my heart I feel like I did what I needed to do because every single night I worked as hard as I could for every fan that sacrificed their dollars to watch us perform. Whether it was 100 people of 5,000 people I performed to the best of my ability and always wanted to give the fans their money's worth."
B. Brian Blair also discussed his time in Championship Wrestling from Florida, road stories with Andre The Giant and Dusty Rhodes, the WWF Tag Team Scene in the 1980s, Masked Confusion and more. You can check out the full episode by clicking here: