The Sandman 2004 Shoot Interview

RF Video sat down for the third time with the “Hardcore Icon” The Sandman on 11/19/04 in Queens, NY for another shoot interview.
Here are some of the questions we asked The Sandman:

-How have you been?
-You recently got out of jail, why did you go to jail?
-What was jail like?
-Did any inmates know you were a wrestler? Did any of the guards?
-How was it being in jail without drinking?
-How long were you in jail?
-What’s it like to be out of jail?
-Do you think you’ll ever go to jail again?
-Did anyone mark out for you in jail where you would get really good treatment?
-How has jail affected your life?
-How do you think going to jail affected your wrestling career?
-Do you think you have a drinking problem?
-When ECW closed in 2001 did you ever think people would still be chanting ECW chants at indy shows today?
-You worked for John Collins MECW promotion against Sabu in a TLC match. What are your thoughts on that match?
-What are your thoughts on John Collins? Would you consider him a money mark?
-What are your thoughts on XPW?
-Rob Black?
-What were your thoughts on the Philly Wars?
-CZW?
-John Zandig?
-Do you feel that the ECW Arena has been whored out by all these promotions running in it?
-Have you tried going to the WWE since ECW shut down? Why do you think you’re not there?
-Do you even watch WWE?
-What were your thoughts during the ECW invasion angle in WWE in 2001?
-What are your thoughts on how WWE uses ex ECW guys?
-Do you think a former ex ECW Heavyweight Champion will ever hold a WWE World title?
-Do you think RVD is a victim of politics?
-Do you think ECW guys get typecast from not working WWE such as yourself, Mahoney and Axl?
-What are your thoughts on Eric Bischoff working for WWE?
-What are your thoughts on Paul E working for WWE?
-What are your thoughts on Paul E today?
-In 2002 and 2003 you worked for 3PW but haven’t been back since December of 2003. Why aren’t you there?
-What are your thoughts on Jasmin?
-Thoughts on Tod Gordon?
-Thoughts on BLue Meanie?
-Alot of people said Blue Meanie has changed since going out with Jasmin. Do you find that true? Is Meanie better or
-worse without Jasmin?
-What did you like about 3PW?
-What didn’t you like in 3PW?
-What matches in 3PW did you like?
-Who in 3PW didn’t you like?
-Do you think 3PW can be successful by being an ECW nostalgia fed?
-Would you go back?
-You worked for TNA. What was it like there?
-What are the politics like in TNA? How do the politics in TNA compare to WWE or ECW?
-Do you think JJ abuses his power in TNA?
-What do you think about Vince Russo?
-DO you think TNA can be a competitor to the WWE?
-Do you think TNA turned WCW Thunderish?
-What was it like working Raven there?
-Thoughts on Raven and wrestling him all over the indies.
-You been working for Frank Goodmans USA PW for some time. What are your thoughts on Frank Goodman?
-Thoughts on Eddie Graham (HAHAHAHA)
-What are your thoughts on the feud with Raven in USA PW?
-What are your thoughts on Raven the person?
-Your career has paralleled Ravens alot and you’ve been in alot of the same feds as him. Is Raven your biggest opponent?
-Thoughts on feuding with Raven all over?
-Is Raven easy to work with?
-Do you think USA PW is under utilized?
-Do you think Frank worries more about money than having a quality show?
-What are your thoughts on Jac Sabboth and working for UCW/ICW?
-Were you ever stiffed by Jac Sabboth?
-What do you think about the state of NY indy wrestling?
-Thoughts on Low Ki?
-What are your thoughts on the strong style version of wrestling?
-Do you think strong style has replaced hardcore wrestling on the indies?
-What are your thoughts on Billy Reil? Do you think he was any good? Do you think he lies alot?
-What are your thoughts on wrestling Al snow for USA PW wrestling?
-What do you think about Tough Enough and Al Snow training guys?
-Do you think the business is too exposed because of Tough Enough?
-You did a program with Shane Douglas in USA PW? What you think of it?
-Do you think Shane will be remembered as a guy who never got his break or a guy who was always bitter?
-What are your thoughts on Candido and Sunny?
-Funniest road stories?
-Funniest ribs?
-What guy never liked you for the wrong reasons?
-Do you ever see a promotion coming up and competing with the WWE?
-DO you think you’d be a good booker?
-If you were a booker what type of fed would you book?
-What has been your biggest indy moment?
-What was it like working Tony Devito in SSCW in a tlc match?
-Thoughts on working for a promoter who doesn’t leave his house?
-Any famous people ever mark out for you?
-Thoughts on the state of the indies?
-Do you think wrestling has become too regulated?
-Thoughts on wrestling in Delaware?
-Differences between NY and Philly fans?
-How many people have you found that you dont think belong in the wrestling business?
-Do you think with no commission in NJ, that there are too many backyard promotions becoming indy feds?
-Thoughts on backyard wrestling?
-What was it like being in a video game?
-What was it like having a wrestling figure made of you?
-How many people call you Hak to rib you?
-Do you regret working as Hak?
-Having worked for WCW and ECW, do you you regret never working in the WWE?
-What is something that you will always remember in your ECW career?
-The newest WWE DVD that is out is the Rise and Fall of ECW DVD. Did you watch the DVD yet? Thoughts?
-Favorite ECW moment?
-Favorite ECW angle?
-2 Cold Scorpio said there were so many drugs in the ECW locker room. How much drugs were there really in ECW?
-What do you think about WWE owning all of ECW’s footage?
-What moment do you think signaled the end of ECW?
-Who were your best friends in ECW?
-Who didn’t you like in ECW?
-Do you think ECW will ever be replicated?
-What do you think could’ve been done to save ECW?
-Do you think Paul was overburdened towards the end?
-What did you think about the earlier ECW superstars, like yourself, Sabu, Raven, Dreamer compared to the later stars,
-Credible, Simon Diamond, Corino?
-Do you think Steve Corino was a good champion?
-Is it a coincidence that every major promotion Corino is involved with as a champion fails, such as ECW, MLW, NWA NJ,
-World 1?
-Thoughts on Corino?
-Both you and Corino had your kids involved in wrestling. Could we see Colby vs Tyler?
-How is Tyler?
-Has Tyler suffered any psychological effects from being in a very dramatical angle in ECW w/Raven?
-Could Tyler wind up going into wrestling?
-Do you think you were a good role model on him?
-How do you think wrestling affected your family?
-Alot of wrestlers said they hate wrestling people who are drunk. Have you ever had a problem with someone who didn’t
-want to work with you?
-What are your thoughts on New Jack?
-New Jack has publicly came out and bashed alot of ECW guys like Paul, Dudleys, Meanie, Jasmin and others. Do you think
-he is bitter, or makes good points?
-Has your gimmick hurt you from getting booked elsewhere?
-What girls in wrestling were flat out rats?
-Do you know what Metallica thinks about your gimmick?
-Has anyone ever called you unprofessional?
-Who is the smartest person you’ve met in wrestling?
-Stupidest person you’ve ever met?
-Has any parents ever come out and complain about your gimmick?
-What are your thoughts on wrestlers who copy your gimmick by drinking and smoking during their matches?
-Who in wrestling would you like to slap in the face?
-What do you think your liver looks like?
-Do fans try to outdrink you in bars?
-How is your health?
-How’s your strip club in Delaware?
-How has your recent jail time effected your life today?
-How do you think the Sandman will be remembered?
-Words of advice to upcoming wrestlers?
-Thoughts on wrestling fans?
-Can the business ever rebound?
-Biggest Regrets?
-Biggest misconception?
-Where does the Sandman go from here?