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Countdown to meltdown-the worst pro wrestling interviews of all time: #6 Ken Patera is the world’s strongest, most articulate man

October 14th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

KFR readers, how does it feel? How does it feel watching Ken Patera trying to cut a promo? How does it feel as he twists and cracks words until they are reduced to proverbial rubble? OLD SCHOOL SAMMY!…John Keating!…William Burnett!…Sean D.!…Eric Plunk!..Neal Snow! How does it feel……BOYS?!? How does it feel, Scott Bowden, to present this promo? It feels FANTASTIC! (I must say, I’m digging that cool NWA sign in the background-looks like a 3rd-grader’s art project…or maybe something Randy Hales put together yesterday.)

Eventually, Patera hit his stride as a promo guy in the WWF, no longer anybody’s red-headed whipping boy (or dirty yard dog). You’ll have to click through to watch this one at YouTube as embedding is disabled. (If Gene Okerlund can’t keep a straight face, what chance do you have?)

In retirement, Patera has found an inner peace most never know. Today, he’s capable of speaking on a variety of subjects, including foreign policy.

  1. October 14th, 2010 at 13:27 | #1

    The middle one is one of my favorite bad promos ever

  2. Cal
    October 14th, 2010 at 19:02 | #2

    Oddly, he actually cut some really good promos in his career… But man did he ever cut some bad ones…

    I’m going to blame the drugs.

  3. William Burnett – Little Rock
    October 15th, 2010 at 01:36 | #3

    It’s too early in the morning (4:30 A.M.) to be watching this guy struggle with his promos. My guess is he did a dozen that day & these were the BEST ones !!

    Scott — You were digging the NWA sign. I fixed on the little microphone, held so lightly between the thumb & two fingers. Too “gentle” for a man so angry.

    The shirt didn’t do much for him either.

  4. wagdaddy
    October 15th, 2010 at 07:27 | #4


    Continue to love and read your thoughts and posts…..I am interested by your continuing comments aboout Randy Hales-do you have heat w/him? I would love a long, in-depth blog about him, your thoughts about what he did in Memphis wrestling, how well (or not) he did it, etc. The last I heard, he was working at a Sonic in Jonesboro, AR…..seriously.

  5. admin
    October 15th, 2010 at 08:50 | #5

    Nah, wagdaddy, just a little innocent ribbing. I’m not sure anyone other than you, Hales and Hales’s mother would enjoy reading an in-depth column about him, but maybe if I ever get hard up for material.

  6. Cal
    October 16th, 2010 at 00:09 | #6

    I wouldn’t mind reading about Randy X.

  7. Eric Plunk
    October 16th, 2010 at 10:10 | #7

    Patera looks like Flair’s retarded brother in that NWA promo. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen Gene lose composure in the WWF promo. Great finds!

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