Honky Tonk Man 2004 Shoot Interview

RF Video joined up with the Honky Tonk Man once again for another addition to the Shoot Interview series. Honky talks openly about just about everything to ensure #2 beats out the very first interview done in the past. Here are some questions we asked the Honky Tonk Man.

-What have you been up to since the last time we spoke?
-Why do you think you have such a controversial reputation?
-Is it deserved?
-Let’s talk about some recent names you’ve come out against —
-You had an issue with Mick Foley over him writing in his book that you hurt Jake Roberts’ neck with your guitar- why was that?
-Have you spoken to him since?
-What are your thoughts on Foley the person and the worker?
-You came out against Ric Flair for complaining about fans using insider terms? Why?
-Is it OK for fans to use those terms?
-You wrote on your website that if Arn Anderson didn’t party so much with Flair, he wouldn’t have needed rehab. Was that said to get heat or were you serious?
-What are your thoughts on Arn and Flair as people and workers?
-What was your reaction when you heard about the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Flair and the other WWE stars by the airline attendants?
-Have you read Flair’s book?
-What happened with you and Roddy Piper regarding the independent show he promoted?
-Why did you post emails that he sent you on your website?
-What is your opinion on Piper as a person and worker?
-You were very outspoken when WWE released Kevin Nash – what are your thoughts on him and his work?
-What was your reaction to the death of Elizabeth and some of your memories of working with her when you feuded with Randy Savage?
-What do you think has caused the rash of deaths of personalities from the 1980s?
-When Hulk Hogan walked out on WWE, you compared it to when you left WCW – explain why you felt that way?
-What do you think of Hogan and when was the last time you spoke to him?
-Do you think he will work with WWE again?
-Why have you been outspoken against those like Ted DiBiase who mix wrestling and religion?
-Why do you call them the “Oh Brother” tour?
-Do you feel those who are born-again Christians are hypocrites?
-Is there anyone you think is legitimate in his religious beliefs?
-How do you feel about the WWE putting some prestige back into the WWE Intercontinental championship?
-What do you think of the new crop of stars like Randy Orton?
-Did you think they were going to try and break your record with Orton?
-Is there anyone you think WWE should be pushing that they haven’t used right?
-What do you think of the rash of neck injuries in the company?
-What can be done to prevent them?
-Would you want to go back there?
-What role would you want to play in today’s WWE if they came to you asking for ideas?
-What are your thoughts on the WWE Hall of Fame?
-Is there anyone in there who doesn’t deserve to be mentioned?
-Would you ever want to be inducted?
-What are your thoughts on NWA:TNA?
-Do they have a chance to be a viable competitor?
-Have they ever approached you about coming in?
-How do you feel about Jeff Jarrett using the guitar every week?
-Let’s talk about your website. You are very outspoken on it – do you ever worry about backlash?
-Explain what your “Ass Whipping List” is?
-What are your opinions on Internet writers?
-Are there any that are credible?
-What should wrestling writers do to be credible?
-Talk about your recent tour of Switzerland -who did you work with over there?
-What independent promotions do you like working for?
-Do you think there are some good indy promoters out there or do they all want to be dimestore Vince McMahons?
-What are some of the bad independent wrestling experiences you have had?
-Is it true you once left a scheduled booking in New Jersey because no one came to pick you up at the hotel, so you flew home?
-Thoughts on working for the IWF promotion in New Jersey?
-What are your thoughts on the younger stars wrestling independently?
-Is there anyone you think will break out and become a huge star?
-What is your philosophy when you do training seminars with IWF?
-What are today’s workers lacking today? How can that change?
-You did a Northeastern independent tour this week for several different promotions – who did you work with?
-What is your relationship like with Jerry Lawler these days? Has it improved?
-Is there anyone left that you would like to work with that you haven’t had the chance?
-What do you think will be your legacy in the business when fans look back 50 years from now?
-Any regrets or mistakes that you made in your career?
-Would you ever want to write a book?
-What is the biggest misconception about the Honky Tonk Man?