Here is one for the pro-wrestling crowd. This is a veritable treasure trove, and I'm shocked that it made its way online. Well, I'm not shocked; I just can't believe it exists at all. The video above is handheld backstage footage of wrestlers essentially waiting for their match at 1988's The Great American Bash. Out of character. I mean, this is "fly on the wall" material. As you might have guessed, the boys didn't wait around in measured peace. They goofed off and raised H-E--gracious gosh, I don't know if I can type it. Double hockey sticks. There.
You get a peek into their real personalities. Road Warrior Hawk is the class clown. It's obvious that he kept everyone entertained on the road. I'm sure the cocaine helped (we see him snort a bump* of blow at one point and "chase" it with water!). Lex Luger is stoned into oblivion. He holds onto his cock for dear life (!?). Dr. Death is certifiably insane, and Dusty is...well, he's Dusty. Paul Ellering is seen sitting far afield from the babyface buffoonery reading a book. Because of course. It's so surreal to consider that he's still pegging away in the industry, now managing NXT's The Authors of Pain.
Heels and faces dressed in different locker rooms in those days. God, can you imagine the debauchery on the evil side of the building? Actually, it looked the same, if shoot interviews are any indication. I almost forgot! Jim Cornette cameos and performs stand-up, so to speak. His Rodney Dangerfield impersonation is spot-on. Yeah, you need to click play as soon as possible.
*That's right. I know the street slang. I live on that fucking street, and it's called Google Blvd. Step to me, bitch!
Posted by Dom Coccaro at 4:21 AM