"IN YOUR FACE!", 1970s Wrestling, Portland Oregon
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"In Your Face" is a rare collection of vintage interviews and ring footage of professional wrestlers from the Pacific Northwest.
These revealing and intimate interviews, filmed in the 1970s, were conducted far away from the screaming crowds of the Portland Sports Arena...many in their own home.
Dressed in regular street clothes, they sit back and discuss their private lives, and give us a rare insight into what it's really like to be a professional wrestler.
Interviewed are "Tough Tony" Borne; "The Royal Kangaroos" (Lord Jonathan Boyd and Norman Frederick Charles III); Johnny Eagles, "Apache" Bull Ramos; Dutch Savage; Jimmy "Superfly" Snooka; and a rare interview with promoter Elton Owen. Running time: 30-minutes.
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"In Your Face: 1970s Wrestling, Portland, OR" is a real treasure for those who want to see old time stars like Jimmy Snuka, Dutch Savage, the Royal Kangaroos (Lord Jonathan Boyd and Sir Norman Charles III), Johnny Eagles, Jesse Ventura, and of course, the incomparable Apache Bull Ramos, one of the most hated heels to ever work the Portland promotion. No shoot interviews here--the interview segments are 100% worked, which is to be expected, as these were the days of ironclad Kayfabe. In fact, it was rare for wrestlers to be interviewed on camera sitting in their living rooms at home, as is the case here. Interview segments are interspersed with high quality video of matches from the Portland Sports Arena, with notable jobbers like Haru Sasaki, Al Madrill, Erich Froelich, and Matti Suzuki making appearances. The late great Tough Tony Borne has one interview segment, but regrettably no ring time.
I'm not sure what the story is behind this feature but it was obviously done with a fair amount of financial backing and is not amateurish at all. It's one of those happy accidents that this film exists now and preserves a small piece of Portland's history. Portland Wrestling was the dirty little entertainment secret of more than a few Portland residents back in the day, its popularity was more widespread than even the wrestlers and promoters ever knew, and nothing like it will ever happen again. To be able to pay $5 to spend 3 hours in the wonderfully dank, decrepit Portland Sports Arena, surrounded by screaming fans and friends, chain smoking cigarettes and chugging beer with nobody giving a s**t, watching top notch pro wrestlers act like they were killing each other, well, it was tremendously fun, and so is this film.
This is an exciting and fast 1/2 hour 1970's documentary on north west wrestling.
There is alot of footage of Bull Ramos,Who seems to be re-incarnated by TNA's Samoa Joe,The resemblance/physique/demeanor are uncannily similar.
Jess Ventura is shown with his tie-dyed tights,no beard and that yellow stringy hair.
Jimmy Snuka looks great as usual and must have been thinking on wrassling someone like Chris Jericho someday !
Great bit about using blood capsules and blading.
ALL of these old skool `rasslers would hurt anybody currently whose not tougher than the drugs he is taking.
MOST of the wrestling legends featured have died of natural causes( in their 60s) or are just
Besides all your WWE & TNA dvds this IN YOUR FACE would add something special to your collection.