Monday, March 1, 2010

Barry Windham [RF Video Shoot Interview]

The Good
As highly regarded as Barry Windham was as a worker, he seems like he's an underrated interview.  Here, shortly after being released by the WWE (where he was an agent), he is as candid as you'd want without seeming bitter or angry.  His honest is really unique as he talks about his own steroid use, recklessness of himself and the boys as well as the people who held him back.  I would argue that he is one of the most insightful workers into the true nature of wrestling today and the fact he's a free agent is a travesty because he seems like a huge asset.  Windham also throws in a couple classic road stories to give his interview some flavor.  If you like the man himself, old-school, new school or whatever, you'll enjoy this.

The Bad
The interviewer (typical RF Video issue) jumps around horribly after the going through a timeline since the last interview.  Jumping from TNA to the Iron Shiek to the Four Horsemen is an example of why most of this 2:30 interview seems disjointed.  If Barry Windham was not a helluva talker, this could have been just awful.

The Rating: ****1/2

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