Tom Brandi Shoot Interview

Philadelphias own Tom Brandi comes home…to RF Video for this exciting edition of the RF Video Shoot Interview series. Yes, the man who spent the 1990s all over the North American Wrestling Landscape tells all. From working WCW as Johnny Gunn and the WWF as the one and only Salvatore Sincere, Brandi has seen troubled times for both organizations and finally reveals all. Brandi also discusses in great detail his independent wrestling days as the Patriot, including any friction between himself and the original Patriot Del Wilkes. Everything you ever wanted to know about Tom Brandi but were afraid to ask. Go through Brandi’s entire career: his training, his WCW run, his WWE run, his stay in ECW, listen to him talk about all of the top stars!!! Listen up as Brandi talks about such controversial figures such as Bill Watts, Ric Flair, Kevin Nash, Dennis Coraluzzo, Paul Heyman, Tommy Dreamer, Shawn Michaels, the Cliq and much, much more are covered as Brandi goes through the entire gamut of wrestling in this enlightening two plus hour shoot. Did we forget to mention this shoot has your recommended daily allowance of Tom Zenk stories?!
RF Video is about to release the most honest, and interesting shoot in quite some time. Unexpectedly it comes from the man formally known as Salvatore Sincere, Tom Brandi. He was in WCW and the WWF in a very interesting era. He holds nothing back and shoots on everyone from Pat Patterson, to Shawn Michaels, to Tom Zenk, and so many more. He takes you inside the locker room of the WWF in the mid to late 90’s revealing some stories, that have yet been told. Plus he talks openly about local indy talent, promoters, and reveals an unreal amount of information. He talks about one individual that became one of the WWF’s & Hollywood’s biggest stars and reveals a side we’ve never heard. Forget what your pre-conceived thoughts might be, make sure you check this one out.

Were you a fan growing up
Who did you like watching
What did you do before wrestling?
Were you a fan prior?
How did you break in?
How did your training differ from the way guys are trained today
Memories of your first matches
Were you always into physical fitness
What was the biggest misconception you had about the business before you got in it and started working
What was the steroid scene like when you entered as compared to now
Did you have any mentors early on
What were your goals when you got into the business
Were you frustrated early on
Talk about the PA Indy scene when you first started
Who did you think would make it that didn’t and vice versa
Did any promoters rip you off early on
How did you stay motivated
What were payoffs like back then
Did Joel Goodhart and Carmella Panfill’s radio show have any influence on your career
When did you start sending tapes to WWF and WCW
How were you contacted about coming to WCW
Tom Zenk said this about how you got into WCW on a radio show “He sent in photos of himself to the office. That’s normal. What’s not normal is that Watts went up to all the female employees and showed them the photo, asking them, “Is this guy good-looking? Is this guy good-looking?” The women said Yes, and Brandi was hired. ”
What were your impressions of Bill Watts
Do you think he was fair
Whos idea was it to team you with Tom Zenk
Thoughts on Zenk
Zenk has a reputation of being kind of a brat or pain in the ass, is that accurate
What was the locker room like at the time
Who did you ride with
Do you think the Steiners were bullies
Did it mean anything to you to wrestle on a pay per view from Philadelphia
What was Jake Roberts like
Thoughts on Sting
Thoughts on Lex Luger
Who were your fav and least fav guys to work with and why
Memories workin with the Wrecking Crew
Thoughts on working with Sid and Vader
Thoughts on Ric Flair
How bad were politics in WCW
Do you think Erik Watts deserved his push
Memories working with Kevin Nash
Are you surprised at his success
Memories of Shane Douglas
Memories of Ric Flair
How did things change when Watts was fired
How did your tenure with WCW come to an end
What were your career plans at that time
What was it like going back to the indys
How did you wind up working the NWA Title tournament
Thoughts/memories of Dennis Coraluzzo
How did you wind up working for ECW
Did you think it would blow up in the way it did
Thoughts on Paul Heyman
Thoughts on Tommy Dreamer
How come you guys only held them for one show
Thoughts on working with Taz and Kevin Sullivan
What did you think when you first saw Sabu
How did you wind up in the WWF
Initial impressions of Vince McMahon
What were you promised upon entering
What was the locker room like
What were the politics like
What were the Clique like in terms of power
Thoughts on Shawn Michaels
Did Kevin Nash and Scott Hall change from WCW
Did Bill Watts being there help you originally
Fav and least fav guys to work with
Do you think you were held back for any reason
Any good road stories and ribs
Memories on working the Undertaker
Memories on working with Rocky
Did you think he would be a success
Same question with Steve Austin
Thoughts on Bret Hart
How come your time with WWE came to an end
Did you try and get back into ECW
How did you wind up getting the Patriot gimmick
Did the stories about Del Wilkes drug use a couple of years ago hurt the Patriot gimmick for those that got you confused
What happened with the AWF
Did you think it would be successful
Who are your fav and least fav indy guys to work with
Who do you think is the best worker not in the WWE today
When critics say your gimmick was a cheap rip off, what do you say
Any regrets
What is the biggest problem with the majority of talents on the indys and indy wrestling itself
Is there anyone you didn’t get a chance to work with that you wished you would have
How much longer do you anticipate yourself wrestling for
If you could make a tape of 4 matches to last forever for your grandkids, etc, which would they be.
Does it bother you when you see less talented guys on television while you cant get booked full time in the WWE or TNA
Would you be interested in becoming a road agent or writer/booker at some point
What makes a great match
What makes a great angle
Do you think the new style of wrestling has passed you by
What makes someone a good worker
In your career who did you find was overrated and underrated
Who do you enjoy watching
What advice would you guys to talent wanting to get a job in the WWE
Would you like to go back
Who has taught you the most and why
Any promoters who have ripped you off over the years that you wanna put out there