Brian Blair Credits Vince McMahon For Creating Wrestling Landscape Where Nostalgia Is Popular

Former Killer Bee B. Brian Blair was recently interviewed by Interactive Wrestling Radio on Wrestling Epicenter. You can see the full interview at this link or above, and check out highlights below.

On wishing more people knew his career aside from the "Killer Bees" in the WWF:
"Absolutely. I feel strongly about my singles career. I was with the WWF/WWE before they went mainstream with WrestleMania 1. I worked for VInce (McMahon) Sr. on 2 different tours. He was the first person to send me to Japan. I spent 2 and a half years of my career in New Japan Pro Wrestling thanks to VInce McMahon Sr! Before they did do WrestleMania 1, Tito Santana and I were helping to build someone to be the number one heel. That was "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. He was being built to be the number one heel along with Roddy Piper, to create WrestleMania 1... After that, I went back to Florida to become the Florida Heavyweight Champion for the second time. It was great being Florida Champion because you got to wrestle the World Champion so on two occasions, I had runs with Ric Flair, Dory Funk Jr, Terry Funk. They were all World Champions. I wish everybody could have seen the territory days. They were tremendous."

Memories of George "The Animal" Steele Frightening his Girlfriend:
"I'll never forget coming from Madison Square Garden one night. George needed a ride. My wife, who at the time was my girlfriend, was with us. George got in the back seat and started acting like his gimmick and biting the head rest. She started freaking out. It was the funniest thing I had ever seen!"

On being surprised that the nostalgia for the 80's wrestling scene is still strong:
"Yes, I am, James. Nobody has ever asked me that question in my life. If you look baseball and you look at football, the legends are certainly appreciated. But, Vince (McMahon) is a master marketer. Everything is about TV and if you're off TV for a while, people forget you. Fortunately, he created such a deep impression going into over 180 countries that people still love to see the legends. Thank God!"

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