Buddy Landel Shoot Interview
The name “Nature Boy” genuinely comes with controversy. Whether it was Buddy Rogers or Ric Flair, there is no shortage of stories about the “Nature Boy.” RF Video’s newest Shoot Interview is no different. RF Video is proud to present our newest Shoot Interview with the “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel.
There aren’t many pro wrestlers that have been involved in more controversy than Buddy Landel. Buddy worked for all of the major territories and promotions around the country. Buddy has countless stories about the promoters, his opponents, road trips, drugs, and more from all of these territories. Buddy recounts them all in great detail in his own unique way in this exciting Shoot Interview.
Buddy’s name has been mentioned involving one of the biggest urban legends in pro wrestling. We have talked about it with other players, but we finally get to ask the player himself about one of pro wrestling’s most infamous tales. Did Buddy Landel no-show the night he was supposed to win the NWA world title? What are the circumstances surrounding this story? Hear what Buddy has to say from start to finish and you decide for yourself, whether this is true or urban legend.
Buddy also talks about his infamous partying stories. Buddy was a notorious partier in his days on the road. Buddy talks about all of the drugs, fights, and travels as one of wrestling’s true road warriors. Buddy recounts the bar incident that cost him his job in WCW and how Dusty Rhodes reacted to the news. Buddy is brutally honest in opening up about his past issues with drugs, the jobs it cost him, and where he would be if he had stayed clean.
Buddy is one of the first pro wrestlers to openly embrace being a born again Christian. Buddy has preached the gospel to many of his fellow wrestlers. In Buddy’s mind, find out who he thinks is sincere or a phony when it comes to religion and wrestling. Do they mix? Buddy names some interesting ex-pro wrestlers who preach the good word, yet fail to live up their reputations.
Buddy talks about his many miles spent on the road going from territory to territory. Buddy has some interesting insight into Bill Watts. Does Buddy respect Bill or does he have a vendetta with his former boss? Who were Buddy’s favorite and least favorite bookers to work for? Is the story Billy Jack Haynes told us about wrestlers being stiffed on their Starrcade pay? What promoter fired Buddy in the middle of a big program and why? Buddy also opens up about his relationships with the other Nature Boys and has some interesting things to say about one in particular.
What separated Buddy from his peers? How did Buddy make himself stand out? How did he come up with the Nature Boy gimmick? How did the other Nature Boys react? Who helped make Buddy a better wrestler? Did Buddy enjoy his many matches with Jerry Lawler and why or why not? Buddy also goes back in time to the Billy and Buddy episode and talks about how that came about, if anyone was mad, and why the program worked so well with the King.
You won’t hear stories like this anywhere else. It is rare that we find a wrestler as open and honest about their troubles, highs, and lows as Buddy Landel. Whether you are a fan of Buddy’s or not, you will love hearing the stories about all of the other great wrestlers from his time period as told as only Buddy can. It is truly with great honor and excitement that RF Video presents our brand new Shoot Interview with the “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel.