“Big Cat” Andy Nichols and Dr. Lewis Feinman continue their discussion with former WWE, WCW, ECW, and independent superstar, Tom Brandi aka Salvatore Sincere aka Johnny Gunn.
Tom talks about how WWE missed the booat on Colt Cabana, working the Savoldi circuit, Jumping Joe Savoldi, getting burned in the early days of ECW and why he’s glad he didn’t stay, “Hotstuff” Eddie Gilbert, new school writing vs old school booking, how he was chosen for The Patriot gimmick, who owns the gimmick, his relationship with Steve Corino, Dennis Coraluzzo, wrestling conventions, where his life is now compared the the lives of some of the bigger stars, Honky Tonk Man, and more.
AYP Wrestling Podcast: Tom Brandi part 2
“Big Cat” Andy Nichols and Dr. Lewis Feinman return with a very rare podcast appearance by Tom Brandi! The former Johnny Gunn says he only does about one a year, AND WE’VE GOT HIM!
Tom talks about his longevity in the business and how he’s still going strong 29 years later, his thoughts on today’s WWE and its staleness, flaws of the WWE Network, WWE’s need to rebrand established talent from other promotions, WWE’s need to squash talent, the lack of competition, TNA’s position and who they should hire if they want to improve, the WWE’s mishandling of the Wyatt Family and The Shield, the difference between TV and independent booking, Tom Zenk, second generation wrestlers, his initial signing with Vince, as part of a crew of five guys who were “just above jobber status,” and more!
AYP Wrestling Podcast: Tom Brandi Part 1
The Big Cat aka Andy speaks to wrestling veteran THE STRO about his career, including his time in WCW, SMW, WWC, USWA, UWFI, and more. We discuss his upcoming match with his former AAA tag partner, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, shocking plans for his feud with David Flair in WCW which never happened, mentoring young wrestlers on the indie wrestling circuit, working with Eddie and Doug Gilbert, his thoughts on today’s wrestling product, his current and future film and television projects, including the FOX hit Sleepy Hollow.
AYP Wrestling Podcast: Special Interview with The Stro