Sometime around the collapse of kayfabe a strange new thingy appeared on the wrestling fans radar...The Shoot Interview
Now I have to say I like a well done shoot which ideally is full of cool stories and minimal bitterness, which sometimes is the whole fn show....I get they think they were hard done by (mostly by Vince) but to make a living bitching about it is just a bit weird
There are a lot of podcasts doing these things but me personally im a fan of the video ones
As near as I can tell, the most popular companies are Kayfabe Commentaries, RF Video, Highspots and a recent discovery GNW or HannibalTV.com if you like .
Some of my favourite shoot have been done by the following contributors
JAMES .E.CORNETTE...KEVIN NASH..SEAN WALTMAN...DEMOLITION...KONNAN...RAVEN...JIM MITCHELL...HONKY TONK MAN AND DDP.
Quite possibly Cornette does the best shoots, cause his a wealth of wrestling knowledge and refuses to change with the times...I was a fan of territiories BUT I dont want them back with all those dodgy payoffs, pointless squash matches and the boys getting treated like shit, but thats another blog for another day.
Big Sexy does a great shoot as well , and when he hooks up with Waltman the resulting conversation is both profound and hilarious
Raven also is the master of the shoot and inevitably is entertaining beyond belief, his though process is brilliant when it comes to the why fors and how comes of wrestling characters.
There are a few kinds of shoot which i find vastly interesting , these are mostly Kayfabe Commentaries creations
YOUSHOOT...BREAKING KAYFABE...TIMELINES...GUEST BOOKER
Of course there are some guys that refuse to give up the old kayfaying and their shoots are both funny and annoying the three most prevalent practioners of this kind of shoot are
LARRY ZYBZKO....GREG GAGNE and ARN ANDERSON.
I tried to watch them, probably cause I own em, but its awfully hard,when you know its a work and they know its a work, but treat the viewers like fkn idiots...You have to ask why they even bother...The Larry shoot with Tom Pritchard was particularly painful , Larry spent two hours kayfabing a booker FFS...ridiculous
So anyway, heres is some shoots for your edification, enjoy them ...seeya at the matches.
JAKE THE SNAKE
NASH AND WALTMAN
TERRY FUNK and MANNY FERNANDEZ
CORNETTE and BEARER
JIM CORNETTES RING SECRETS
KAZ and DANIELS