Crowbar Press



2 DVD–R set


Running Time
3 hours, 33 minutes

Wrestling footage
14 minutes

Publisher: Crowbar Press

Cover: Full color

Item #: swtl-01

Price: $17.95


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Don Fargo, along with wrestling "brother" Jackie Fargo, headlined Madison Square Garden on March 30, 1957.  Their match against Argentina Rocca and Miguel Perez drew 20,125 people and over $60,000, the biggest attendance and gate in the Garden up to that time.

Besides teaming with Jackie, Don formed several tag teams during his career with wrestling's finest talents, including Greg Valentine, Ray Stevens, Rene Goulet, Jim Dillon, Ron Garfield, Eric Pederson, Chris Colt, and several others.

In this no-holds barred interview, Don relates his career and tells tales of the road that he experienced during his career as a pro wrestler.  If you enjoy this interview just half as much as Don enjoyed telling it, you'll have a ball.

Don talks about:
•  Hell's Kitchen
•  1st wrestling lesson
•  Mr. Pittsburgh 1941
•  Training in Columbus, Ohio
•  $60 per week
•  Florida, 1st territory
•  The bull and the convertible
•  Bobby Davis, 16-year-old manager
•  To New York as Don Juan the Magnificent
•  Honey Boy Dickie Bishop
•  The Fabulous Fargos are born!
•  Selling 200 photos to 22,000 fans
•  "We'll burn our tights in the ring ...!"
•  Street fight with Nick Kozak
•  Buddy Rogers and Joe Louis on Harleys
•  Don and Ray Stevens
•  Blood capsules
•  Buddy Rogers' training secrets
•  Ribs
•  Picking up a hitchhiker
•  The Jones Boys
•  Firing Bobby Davis, then getting fired
•  On the road to Nashville ... culture shock!
•  Jack Pfefer — Master manager
•  Jack Pfefer — Outlaw promoter
•  Jack Pfefer — The name game
•  Killing Gorgeous George's gimmick
•  Pickles and beer
•  Sneaking women into the hotel
•  "Where's my cigar?"
•  Storming into Nick Gulas' office
•  Naked in the dressing room
•  Naked at 100 mph
•  Naked &mdash busted!
•  Raining $$$$ in New York
•  Spending money like it had no end
•  Lighting cigars with $100 bills
•  Eddie Graham teaches kids to swim
•  Dick Steinborn and Don go to jail
•  Lenny Montana and the diving board
•  Johnny Valentine's car
•  Roughhouse Fargo
•  Ricky Starr to Skull Murphy — "Get your best hold."
•  Crashing Vince McMahon Sr's party (naked!)
•  Bull Curry's disguise
•  Advice to a future WWWF superstar
•  Kola Kwariani and Argentina Rocca
•  High-stakes poker game
•  Luis Martinez loses a finger
•  Wrestling Ginger, the bear
•  Showing respect to Lou Thesz
•  Sgt Jacques Goulet and Private Don Fargo
•  Dick the Bruiser and Wilbur Snyder
•  Johnny Fargo (Greg Valentine) and douche powder
•  Running into Rene Goulet's car
•  The Dalton Gang rides into town
•  Unnecessary round trip
•  Jim Dalton goes to jail for littering
•  The floating ring
•  Trailer park brawl with Sputnik
•  Chris Colt and Joe Cocker
•  Billy Hines in church
•  Don’s Stu Hart imitation
•  Midget locked in the car trunk
•  Jackie and Don split with Pfefer
•  The Faggot Brothers
•  The Mr. Americas
•  Walking out of Madison Square Garden
•  $1,000 challenge
•  Back suplex in Al Lovelock's bar
•  Don Garfield and Las Vegas Louie
•  Jay York, aka Little Boy Blue
•  Dogfight!
•  "We don't wanna be like you, Dad!"

When It Was Real

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