Football, Wrestling, Dusty Rhodes discussed on First Match
Buddy cody mackey. I said listen the way. We're shooting this today. I thought it was production genius. Go we're having a hardcore match. I said for the finish I'm going to a brick drop on you gonNA throw a brick at you but I'm a throat right beside you you roll away you sell cover you well. I wasn't good at the art of the brick. Drop yes I through the brick too hard because I was excited. The kids out there the brick bounces up. Knox's two front teeth out and shit show of trouble. I was in for that Kodak. His parents came to pick them up that day. Damn well you got some true color. That way then didn't you real colored. I'm still trying to film it but like I don't want terrible. So what were you going by in the backyard wrestling world? What was your name is some of the names that you kicked around. So I was the booker and the promoter. Of course put myself of course did like any good booker would do. I was killer Khan but not like the. Wwf Guy Changed the spelling. Because I was. I was an escaped convict from jail. That was my gimmick but I had bleached blond hair and face pay and then we had my friend. Cody Maggie was pretty boy floyd. He was an old gangster and then we had g money. Who was my friend Bob? Who then he I- repackaged because I told him it wasn't getting over so law and he was like a big boss. Man. Rip Off right then. We had a German. My friend Jerry side. It was hines neck. He was he was a German. He'll and his girlfriend liked to participate. So we named her von sluts. Nick and she was she was his valet fucking insane. We all had tights gimmicks. A lifestyle bitch up shoe no no look. I remember when like the replica. Titles came out and the one the E C W one went on sale for like one hundred bucks and I saved my money and I bought it and I took the mailbox letters. Like you see promotions do sometimes we had a real pop cw title so once. I had a real replica belt. Not The one that I made out of cardboard like I never lost the puck and title again. I was carried everywhere. What's what was the family's reaction to all this going on again. Your Dad wants you to play football and go that way. You'RE GONNA do in this Alabama. Yeah if you'RE GONNA put much effort into wrestling eating put much effort in school so my grades were good enough. I did get a division to scholarship and graduated at seventeen so I go to Fairmont State College in West Virginia and show up when I go sign up at the gym Big Weightlifting Kid and first thing I did because every time I went to find any pro wrestlers guy that King Kong bundy like wrestling technique book or whatever but I met him find any of them. My My dad's deal was listened graduate college. I'll pay for your company in the country. Great deal can't wait. That long. Time is pressing so the guy the owner of slams Jim goes together is a wrestler. Who Comes in here? But he's actually a pharmaceutical rep. But I was like I don't know what that means. He's clearly making money wrestling so then I asked every day and then one day. This dude walks up to me and he goes. Hey I'm lance a heard you're interested in pro wrestling. Yeah he goes. I'm a pro wrestler and I was like only shit. Did we just become best friends? Because I'm obsessed with becoming a pro wrestler and Lance who? I haven't talked to in years but I kept up with. He was a good dude but he didn't know much about wrestling either like he was wrestling. Mason Dixon wrestling in West Virginia. It was called. But like he had really been formally trained he'd been shown some stuff and he was a big powerlifter guys and put them on the shows. So I went and I met the promoter for Mason Dixon and I helped set the ring up which was going nuts that I was around real ring and he goes well. You know you're a big kid and we need some big guys guys. WanNa use the ring during the week. Find a place to put it up and you can train. I was like Oh cool. Who's going to train US train each other so anyway like we go down there. He's like look we're GONNA we. There's a couple of other kids who are interested. Wish Ricky something is one kid's name Academy of the kid's name now but lance new like he knew how to hit the roads how to lock up. How do basic maneuvers and stuff? It was just like we needed some psychology and everything so the first day of bump and we're hitting the robes locking up training our selves and then like Lancing. Okay guys lockup can keep the gym for week. Because we're paying the fifty Bucks Week. The Gym in the ring and as soon as lance cleared the doors. I grabbed his two kids. And it here fucking stone. Cold stunners sharp super PLEXUS CHOKE SLAMS POWER BOMBS. Just Kill Them. I was going nuts for like another hour so basically we did that for about two weeks and then I go to set the ring up and stone West. Virginia and Jim Hawkins the promoter who was a great dude. Got Me into wrestling goes. They were short guys for the battle. Royal I was like I go. I got black running tights and I've got black high tech boots because like what Russell doesn't have that have. How old are you at this point? I just turned eighteen. So he goes. Well I'll put lance in there with us to land can lead you. I got two assassins masks and go cool great so we became the new millennium assassins wonder too and so my first match was a battle royal at the stone. Volunteer Fire Hone Stone West Virginia. And then the next week we were like the. Annadale or something fire hall that was outside of Clarksburg and we had a tag match and one of the guys was Called the praying Mantis. I remember praying Mantis head. He's about twenty pounds tights and a little shirt with praying mantis on it. So you just wear it out the praying mantis. Because you know. I didn't know no psychology anything. I just had been wrestling. Everybody that would allow me to since I was a kid so like train for size so outside of the backyard stuff in a very short time in Jim you're just kind of thrown into it into it and then I started wrestling every weekend and I had to hide the fact that I didn't know what I was doing and I had to wrestle under a mask when I was because of my scholarship for football wrestled under a mask. A little out of Super D- Tattoo an arm because I thought my name is going to be Human Cadillac Dorian Deville which lands I came up with for the rest of my life never and never made it but I got to put it on my list here though Dorian so I would tape up that that bicep. That had the Super D. on it and I would wear my mask and I'd Russell and I started going and I met some guys in the Carolinas Carolina's on weekends when football out of season and I remember I had this was my second season at Fairmont wants football. I wouldn't Russell during football season but as soon as football season was over him back to it. Numb I. This is in the Middle West Virginia shaved my whole body. I'd bleached a little bit here. I had white. I look like a six foot six. Chris. Candido got all these gear made. My mom got me boots for Christmas. So I was pumped. I went wrestled in North Carolina. That weekend and I came back and I got called into the head coach. Call me like seven. Am I need you my office right now? Well precursor to this so yeah. I've wrestled in north coming into the following weekend. We're back in West Virginia. So we're at some mall like outside outside of Wvu and they got the ring set up in Centre Court hellacious battle royal. And there's a smattering people around the ring. And I look out and there's Rusty Elliot the head coach for Fairmont state. Oh shit brother throw me over the top throws over the top under the back? I don't take off my mask or anything grabbed my clothes. Grab my bag. Run out to my Hyundai accent. My drive back to the dorm. Take my shit off in the car. Run up and like I've gotten away with this Monday morning. The call come in because I go in league guys but I got bleach blond hair Hogan Tan shape. Body all the coaches. Are We know about the wrestling? You what what what wrestling is like we know about the wrestling. And then the O line coach apper dating. You need to figure out. You wouldn't be dusty Rhodes or contributed football team and I got. I WANNA be dusty. Rhodes what kind of vision to football. Or BE DUSTY. Rhodes like competition and they were just a Ura fucking moron. You got the week off from training you have one week. I want your decision next week. I fucking quit going to class. I was at the tanning bed every day. I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to wrestle next. This is going to be great next Monday. Coming on quit. And I'm a real challenge is that is that why you're quitting challenges. Step up go. No because he said I could be dusty. Rhodes play football and I want to be dusty. Rhodes that's what I said. Quit and they were like you say thank you. Thank you for making me make a decision. So at this point I think the most I've been paid for a match. Maybe twenty bucks and it all came crashing down when. I had to call my dad and tell him. I didn't have football scholarship anymore than I was born on. The road is a pro wrestler and he was like what the fuck is wrong with you and says defense once he cooled down. I moved home and I ruled enrolled in the local junior college there. He took me and was like if you're GONNA do this. You really going to do it. And that was like two thousand three so he took me to his office supply guy and like he got me Business Dorian. Deville business cards made with my parents home phone number and my email and I was passing them out and he took me and got me a suit. And he's like you gotta look professional and man and he supported it and then you know when I was twenty one I got my first deal and went to developmental. Whatever but another funny story. I don't know if I've told this one very often publicly. He goes. You gotTa make something happen. Because he didn't have indies worked. Really like I moved to New Jersey. There was a lot going on northeast and I've lived in a freaking garage. Apartment owned by Hells Angel. Who went to prison while I was living there for some crazy shit and it's a whole nother story so I moved home from there and there was a. I grew up in western Maryland. There was a WW show. In Frederick Maryland at the Minor League ballparks and my dad like he's ready to go so I have my tape in my resume computer bag whereby suit and we were waiting like outwear like the fans wait to see the boys commend or whenever. I was nervous shit. Because I'd be I'd seen this I've been going and paying to see this stuff but I've never been this close other than when I was a kid way now back for two but now like I'm like how do I get in there and you know my dad's bigger than I am standing behind me It's just a local security gate opens and he just gives me this giant shove and stumbled past the lady keep fucking going so I was like oh no and I remember like petits like a young Batista was in there and he walked by me and I saw Stevie Richards. You'll probably be cool. Okay Man. What's up hey and I didn't know what to do. I'd never been back there before. Door that said trainer I was like maybe I can hide and hearing calm down a little bit and Rodney. Mack came in. He's like a kid. What are you doing and I was like looking for Art Anderson. Because I've seen arm show but I know he was an agent for what I want to give them a tape. Does anybody know you're back here and I go now? I guess. Good luck so ten then Tim. White still.