The good ol’ shoot interview. In wrestling terms, it’s an interview or promo that is “legit.” In other words, it goes off script or contains personal feelings and behind the scenes secrets. While they rarely happen on television anymore (other than the occasional “worked shoot”), many former wrestlers are quick to jump onto YouTube after their contracts expire and start dishing out dirt on their former bosses and co-workers.
The following 10 wrestling personalities appear unconcerned about burning down bridges, as they openly shoot on all the problems with backstage wrestling politics.
It should be noted that almost every single one of these interviews contains at least some (and often A LOT) of NSFW language.
10. Vince Russo
At one point, Vince Russo was praised as one of the best minds in the wrestling business. As one of the lead writers, he was credited for pushing the WWF towards a more edgy brand of entertainment that become known as a Attitude Era. Later, he would jump to WCW and continue to drive what has been called “crash TV” — a style of programming that focuses more on drama and less on actual wrestling.
In this interview, defends his choices to focus on storyline driven wrestling, saying that most of the guys on the WCW roster couldn’t even wrestle, including the over-the-hill main eventers like Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. He also calls wrestling fans idiots, which basically sums up why he’s currently unemployed.