Countdown to Meltdown: the worst pro wrestling interviews of all time: #3 George Gulas goes after Vince McMahon Jr.
By 1984, the tentacles of Vince McMahon Jr.’s World Wrestling Federation were tearing down traditional territory boundaries and swiping talent from local promotions as they attempted to gain a chokehold on the business and fans nationwide. Inspired by the young McMahon’s ambitious plans for the business following the death of his father, Vince Sr., George Gulas, son of longtime Tennessee promoter Nick Gulas, resurfaced with his own unique vision for Universal Championship Wrestling, where he’d serve as the ringleader, promoter, announcer and talent. It was an audacious move that sent shockwaves throughout an industry already reeling from the phenomenon of Hulk Hogan spreading into their respective backyards.
Turns out other promoters need not have worried. Despite a lineup that included Frankenstein (the world’s most dangerous masked wrestler) and Gulas’s Mud Rasslin’ Dolls (a natural for cards held at the Mothers Club in Fayetteville, Ark.), George’s promotion was undone in part by promos like the one posted below, where he interviews himself and his hated opponent Beautiful Bobby (decidedly not the Midnight Express’ tag specialist) who he’s scheduled to meet in a grudge bullwire match in a few short hours later that night. OK, granted, the tension between the two is so incredibly real, but how they can stand to be inches apart without losing their tempers? Guess I’m just bitter because I couldn’t get tickets to the Mothers Club that night.
I admit that I can’t help but think that Vince ripped off his Mr.McMahon character from George, as the following exchange definitely harkens memories of the classic McMahon vs. Steve Austin feud. (What? WHAT?!)