Vince Russo chats with Bill Apter, the ORIGINAL wrestling journalist. The heart of Pro Wrestling Illustrated going all the way back to the 70’s, Bill Apter covered pro wrestling in the days of kayfabe when NOBODY went near the locker room. His stories are absolutely legendary, and in this video interview he covers: having heat with “Classy” Freddie Blassie, Ernie Ladd asking a waitress to do something inappropriate, first magazine shoot interview EVER with Bruno Sammartino, the night “Macho Man” Randy Savage almost killed him, why the Macho Man and the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels never hooked it up in the ring, his heat with BOTH Vince McMahon’s – Jr. and Sr., the greatest of all-time per generation, the most underrated of all-time, interviewing Liberace and Bill Cosby, breaking bread with Liza Minnelli and Robert DeNiro and meeting Vince’s true inspiration —Tiny Tim. From there, Bill discusses the changes in today’s wrestling game. This interview is MONEY, if you are a wrestling fan—this is an ABSOLUTE must listen!
Originally aired on Aug. 4 & 11, 2016 – The Swerve episodes #113 & 114