Behind Closed Doors, RF VIDEO’s innovative DVD series that takes a more in-depth approach on examining the inner workings of professional wrestling, makes a triumphant return with a true legend of the industry WWE Hall of Famer Greg “The Hammer” Valentine.
From the 70s through the 90s Valentine was a major player in the wrestling landscape. The Hammer has seen it all… bad wrestlers, great wrestlers, bad promoters, good bookers, and everything in between. RF VIDEO had a unique opportunity to pick the mind of a second generation wrestler on what it took to get him to the level of a top mainstream superstar that has been a three time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, NWA tag Team champion (including a reign with the Nature Boy Ric Flair), WWF IC champion, WWF Tag Team Champion, and holder of almost every mid-Atlantic title. Yes, Valentine has truly done it all since debuting in 1968. Valentine discusses ring psychology and what exactly the difference is between a good wrestler and a great one using examples from his treasured career. Valentine goes over every aspect of putting together a match; from the bumping, timely kick outs, the comeback, all the way to the pin. Want to know what the difference is between a good finish and a bad finish? The Hammer tells it like it is.
Pulling none of his legendary punches, Valentine talks about the relationship between wrestler and the “smartened up” fan. Valentine also covers all of his major feuds over the years and explains why they were successful and what could have been changed. Ric Flair. Roddy Piper. Wahoo McDaniel. Hulk Hogan. Bob Backlund. Dusty Rhodes. All of these superstars, and more, are completely examined in terms of wrestling psychology. For old school wrestling fans, this edition of Behind Closed Doors is packed with great wrestling stories on all your favorite stars from an era that we all look back on in awe.
There are questions that to this day, even with the kayfabe layer and secretive nature of the wrestling business, demand to be answered. One of those great mysteries of wrestling has finally been solved…. who chops harder? Wahoo or Rugged Ronnie Garvin? With this DVD you will finally get the answer. From his longevity in the business, to his tag team with the Honky Tonk Man, to the finer points of the industry such as the placement of matches on a show in the show, the Hammer reveals it all!