Your Questions Wanted – WrestleCrap Radio to Be Joined by the Legendary Bill Apter!

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This week we are going to be interviewing the legendary Bill Apter!  He has written a great new book out we’re going to discuss and we’ll certainly dive into the legendary APTER MAGS!  But hey, what questions would YOU want answered?  Let us know in the comments section below!

The top three questions we receive here (and on Facebook) will not only be asked, but you’ll receive a free copy of Bill’s new book!

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15 Responses to "Your Questions Wanted – WrestleCrap Radio to Be Joined by the Legendary Bill Apter!"
  1. Matt McGovern says:

    How can a wrestling mark like me become a wrestling journalist?

  2. Sean Bateman says:

    How would you book Micheal Elgin vs Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship?

  3. TV's Mr. Neil says:

    RD, are you SURE this guy is actually Bill Apter???

  4. Joseph S.W. Hasan says:

    You seem like a pretty casual dresser. Did you learn nothing from your interview segments with Ric Flair in the early 1980’s?

  5. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    Was it hard to write articles for the magazines when business was down in WWE in the mid-90’s?

  6. John C says:

    How long would Bruiser Brody have been able to last in the corporate world of WWE in this modern age of sports entertainment?

    Who was the best worker to never be granted a World Title reign in the big three of NWA, AWA, or WWF/WWE?

  7. CP says:

    Why has it been so easy for some independent stars to cross over to the big time and find continued success while others just don’t “pack the gear”, so to speak? And who’s more to blame when they don’t?

  8. Gotchism For Life says:

    How did it feel when kayfabe died and wrestling went from being a sport to being a cartoon with jacked up roid boys?

  9. Mark Smart says:

    #1) What’s your opinion on the current state of the industry?

    #2) In your opinion, how does this era compare to past eras like the 70s, 80s and 90s…..and do you foresee another boom like in the late 90s?

    #3) What’s your pick for this year’s Gooker award?

  10. Brandon says:

    If Villano I, Ii,III, IV and V were pitted in a handicap match against Andre the Giant, who would he eat first and why?

  11. Mav says:

    When the Internet revealed the business in the mid-’90s, what was lost forever?

    As a kid, I knew wrestling was fixed, but I had no idea how it was fixed.

    Like watching a magician. You had no idea how it was done.

    Then guys started revealing the secrets of the industry, and you learn about pushes, and heat and all the other “behind the curtains” stuff. It’s fascinating for me to look back at the late-’80s with the lens I have now.

    But I worry that everything is too exposed. And that because everyone is now in on the joke, the connection to this faux sport won’t be as strong going forward. And something more real like UFC could continue to overtake pro wrestling.

    So when kayfabe was shattered forever, how did that change things and what does it mean going forward?

  12. Mr 'Excitement Personified' says:

    1. The ‘Most Popular’ and ‘Most Hated’ top 10s in PWI – who put them together, and were you ever leaned on by promotions or wrestlers to alter them?

    2. Were any wrestlers pissed off by what words you put in their mouth in the ‘Press Conference’ sections and other articles? In fact, did the talent have any input in what you wrote?

    3. How much insider stuff did you actually know? You obviously knew more than the fans, but were you being tipped off by promotions and wrestlers, or did you have to react to heel turns and talent moving to other feds on the fly?

    4. Was there a specific moment when you realised the game was up for kayfabe?

    5. Would Eddie Ellner have made a better job of booking the WWF and WCW than Vic Venom did?

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