Thursday, January 24, 2013


Some of the best interviews that RFVIDEO conducts are those with professional wrestlers that have nothing to lose.  This past November, RF VIDEO was lucky enough to sit down with former WWE wrestler Rene Dupree for his first ever shoot interview that will be sure to turn some heads.  You don't have to be a fan of his to love this interview as Rene held nothing back talking about some of the darker subjects that have to do with our business. Wether it was talking about his own personal demons that he has battled with over the years with drugs, or the deaths that hit him the hardest with Eddy Guerrero and Lance Cade, Rene opens up big time.

Rene has his own theory on what happened the night that Chris Benoit went over the edge, and to be honest this one sounds to be the best theory that I have heard yet. You will hear how JBL treated him backstage and in the ring. What really went down between Rene and Bob Holly over the car ticket incident and the beating that Bob gave Rene during one of their house show matches that got Bob fined. You all heard Bob's version of this story and now Rene has his chance to speak on the issue. Rene has also worked with all of the top names in the WWE and shared the locker room with the Undertaker, John Cena, Steve Austin, Randy Orton and everyone else. Rene has tons of never told before stories on all of the current talent in the WWE that you guys will love to listen too. I highly recommend this DVD just for his stories alone.

The interview starts out looking at the early career of Rene Dupree and how he grew up in a wrestling family as his father is a very famous Canadian promoter.  Rene talks about the path he took to break into the WWE at a very young age. We talk all about his time in OVW and how he got called up to the main roster.  Once Rene got there he had to face many obstacles and a few bullies along the way. The stories of his time in the WWE locker room are worth the price of this DVD alone.  They are very interesting and never before shared until his shoot interview.

We also take a look on what lead Rene to leave the company and start a career in All Japan. Rene has also worked for many indy companies over the last few years and plans on starting up another company in Canada with his father once again.  This interview is a eye opener on what goes on behind the scenes in the locker room and what the life is like on the road of a full time WWE wrestler.   One of the better interviews of 2012!!!

How did you get started in the business
Were you a fan growing up
Did you used to go to shows with your dad
Did your father smarten you up to the business
What names did you meet at a young age
What was training like for you and at what age did you start to train
You became a wrestler at age 14 around 1997 what was that like
Talk about your fathers Grand Prix Wrestling promotion
Was was the most valuable lesson your father taught you
What are some of the lessons you learned early on
Did you ever want to quit
Did any of the wrestlers ever take liberties with you
Memories of your first match with Wild Man Austin
Memories of Cuban Assassin, Leo Burke The Beast
What companies did you work for before the WWE
How did you get signed with the WWE
What was OVW like
Memories of matches with Charlie Haas
Memories of a Young John Cena when he was doing the Mr. P gimmick
Thoughts on Nova in OVW
Early Memories of Lance Cade
Memories of working with APA when you teamed with Lance Cade in OVW
Thoughts on Tommy Dreamer
What other workers were in the company when you started?
Who was the head trainer in OVW when you were there
Early memories of Sylvain Grenier
Memories of Chris Kanyon and thoughts on his passing
How did the La Resistance tag team come about
Memories of your Raw debut attacking Scott Steiner
Memories of your tag matches with Test and Scott Steiner
Was Scott Steiner easy to work with or was he a hot head
Memories of winning tag team titles from RVD and Kane at Bad Blood on June 15 2003
Did you realize you were the youngest WWE superstar to ever hold a title at the age of 19
Did you like the idea of when Rob Conway was made a third member
Memories of the angle you guys did with the Dudelys
What was it like to work with Devon and Bubba
Some of the guys say Bubba is hard to deal with did you sense that
Memories of your matches with Rosey and the Shane Helms
Memories of working with RVD and Booker T
Memories of the Raw match from Oct 13 with Booker T Shane McMahon and Dudleys vs Y2J/Christian and Rob Conway
Memories of working with Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak
How did you suffer your back injury in October of 2003
Did you like getting drafted to Smackdown on March 24 2004
Memories of working with Billy Kidman
Memories of your talk show Cafe De Rene and why was it discarded after Torrie Wilson
Memories of working with John Cena
Did you see the potential in Jonn Cena early on
Memories of winning tag titles with Kenzo Suzuki
Memories of your matches with RVD and Rey Jr
Memories of working with Eddy Guerrero and Booker T
Memories of the angle you did with Undertaker where he sacrificed you as a message to Randy Orton
Memories of working with Spike Dudley
Why did the office take you off TV for a while
Did you look at doing dark matches as a demotion
Did you like working Velocity
What called for your new look when you came back wearing black trunks and a goatee
Were you happy that you were back on Raw on July 4th 2005
Memories of your return working Val Venis and what was Val like outside the ring
Memories working with Matt Striker
Memories working with Shane Helms
Memories working with Tajiri and did he kfabe you that he knew English
How did you suffer your near career ending hernia tear
What was it like returning back to OVW after your injury and who was there at the time
Why did you back to work for your fathers company and was that something WWE approved to get you to work out in the ring your problems from the injury
Memories teaming with your brother Jeff
Were you excited to be apart of the ECW brand
Memories of your promos you shot to make your ecw debut where you were working out and looking at yourself in the mirrors
Memories of your ECW debut against Balls Mahooney
Memories of restarting your tag team again with Sylvain Grenier
What made you go to rehab and what was your drug of choice
whats your views on the WWE Welness policy
Feelings of steroids and wrestling
Do you think they target some guys more than others
What made you go to FCW when you got out of rehab why not back to the main roster
Why did you ask for your release
How much politics were there in the WWE
How miserable were you there
Thoughts on Vince as you did a interview once about how he put your dad our of business
Thoughts on HHH and Steph
Who did you travel with
What happened between you and Bob Holly, is it true he beat you up twice?  What happened when he gave you a legit stiff chair shot on Nov 21 2004
Thoughts on Undertaker and was he the locker room leader
Who had the biggest ego in the company
What was Randy Orton like outside of the ring
Who do you think is the next big name there
Thoughts on the success of CM Punk
How was JBL outside the ring was he a bully
Thoughts on Steve Austin and what was he like outside the ring
Memories of your Japan debut for Hustle
Did you like living in Japan and how did you adjust to that life style
Memories of working with Tajiri
Who are some of the guys you worked with in Hustle
Did you like your team with Tyson Tomko called Armageddon
How did you end up working for All Japan
Thoughts on Masa Chono
Thought on the Great Muta
Who are some of the key guys you work with in All Japan
Memories of matches with Wataru Sakara
How is the Japan wrestling industry is it still strong or has it lost its drawing power
Memories of some of your tours in France and what other talent worked for AWR
Memories of working with RVD in AWR
What is it like working in Mexico was it hard to adjust to that style
What are some of the other companies you worked for in Europe after you left Japan
What made you return to Candada
How did he meet his wife kanako. Was it hard being accepted by her parents being he is a foreigner?
THere were rumors about your tag partner and Pat Patterson would you address them
Are you ever going to work for Southside Wrestling again
Who did you travel with
Best ribs that you saw
Any good road stories
how does he feel about slvian grenneier and rob conway on a personal level.
What wrestlers death hit you the hardest

Friday, December 16, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Friday, July 1, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Out of nowhere

Die EWP veranstaltete im Herbst 2008 ein 3-tägiges Wrestling Festival, zu welchem auch einige internationale Stars wie Cute Kip, Kenichiro Arai und Orlando Jordan gehörten.
Aber auch der Franko-Kanadier Rene Dupree war dabei und bekam für den ersten Abend des Festivals gleich den schwersten Brocken, den man sich vorstellen konnte: Cannonball Grizzly mit seinen 183 kg Kampfgewicht!
Dupree verließ sich offensichtlich zu sehr auf seinen internationalen Status und war umso mehr erstaunt, dass Grizzly keinerlei Respekt vor ihm hatte. Und je länger der Kampf dauerte, desto besser kam Grizzly mit Dupree zurecht.
Der Franko-Kanadier sah nur noch eine Möglichkeit und wollte sich disqualifizieren lassen. Aber Grizzly verhinderte dies und setzte seinerseits den Stuhl ein, den Dupree für ihn bedacht hatte.
Der Ringrichter bekam das mit und disqualifizierte Cannonball Grizzly dafür. So geht's auch, dachte sich Dupree und verschwand schnell aus dem Ring, bevor Grizzly ihn zu fassen bekam.

Noch eine Chance

Für den selben Abend war allerdings noch eine "Over-the-Top-Rope" Battle Royal angesetzt. Und so standen sich früher oder später Cannonball Grizzly und Rene Dupree erneut gegenüber, als Grizzly als vorletztes Michael Kovac über das oberste Seil beförderte.
Grizzly wollte sich für den geklauten Sieg im Match zuvor revanchieren, aber wie damals Sid Vicious beim WWF Royal Rumble 1992 Hulk Hogan festhielt und so Ric Flair den Sieg ermöglichte, hielt diesmal Michael Kovac Cannonball Grizzly fest und ermöglichte Rene Dupree die sichere Eliminierung seines Widersachers.
Rene Dupree wurde durch seine beiden Siege am ersten Abend zum MVP der Show und Canonnball Grizzly zum traurigen Verlierer, da beide Siege Dupree's auf Grizzly's Konto gingen.

Andere Gegner, gleiche Rivalität

EWP-Präsident Jörg Vespermann hatte die Angelegenheit zwischen Dupree und Grizzly schon abgehakt und beide Wrestler in Matches gegen andere Gegner gebookt. Grizzly bestritt an der Seite von Leon Van Gasteren ein Tag Team Match gegen Robbie Brookside und Big Van Walter und sah schon wie der sichere Sieger aus, als Rene Dupree plötzlich zum Ring gelaufen kam und Grizzly, welcher außerhalb des Rings gerade einen seiner Gegner in Mangel hatte, einen stuhl über den Schädel zog!
Der Ringrichter sah dies nicht und Brookside und Walter warteten im Ring in aller Ruhe auf den siegbringenden 10-Count gegen Grizzly. Lachend verzog sich Dupree wieder und feierte für sich sein 3:0 gegen Grizzly, während die Show in die Pause ging...

Nach der Pause war Rene Dupree an der Reihe, welcher eine Art Bestrafung für "Dirty" Dan Collins sein sollte, dessen Methoden immer brutaler und hinterhältiger wurden und der am Vortag schon Ecki Eckstein übel zugesetzt hat.
Wie erwartet konnte sich Dupree auch gut gegen den Engländer behaupten und war auch fast soweit den Sieg einzufahren, als Cannonball Grizzly plötzlich zum Ring kam. Dupree bemerkte das schnell und ergriff die Flucht, was zu einem Sieg durch auszählen für Dan Collins führte.
Grizzly hatte zwar für die erste Niederlage des Kanadiers bei diesem Festival gesorgt, aber zufrieden war er noch lange nicht. In einer emotionalen Promo forderte Grizzly seinen neuen Erzfeind auch sich ihm am Folgetag zu stellen... in einem Street Fight!

Last Man Standing

Am Sanstag, den 11. Oktober, schauten viele Augen auf den Main Event der Veranstaltung, in welchem Thunder seinen World Title gegen Orlando Jordan verteidigen musste. Aber den Showsteller lieferten eindeutig Cannonball Grizzly und Rene Dupree. Im letzten Kampf der ersten Show-Hälfte sollte ihre Kurzfehde zu einem Ende kommen.
Ringsprecher Olaf Heyden verkündete vor dem Kampf die etwas seltsamen Regeln1 und die ganze Halle erwartete eine Ringschlacht...
... welche sie auch bekam!
Am Ende war es Cannonball Grizzly, der Rene Dupree außerhalb des Rings so hart bearbeitete, dass dieser es nicht mehr rechtzeitig in den Ring zurück schaffte. Grizzly war der Sieger und hatte Dupree endlich in seine Schranken verwiesen.

Der Franko-Kanadier erwies sich nach Verkündung des Kampfendes als guter Verlierer, als er Grizzly mit einem Handschlag die Ehrerbietung und das Fehdenende anbot. Grizzly nahm an und der Hangar feierte beide Wrestler für ihre beeindruckenden Leistungen ab.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Voici un clip présentant l'American Wrestling Rampage. Twisted Steel Tour

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Résultats des shows de la Tournée AWR: Rouen, Date finale!

American Wrestling Rampage
Twisted Steel Tour 2010
21/11/2010 in Rouen, France
2400 approx.

The set up .....



- Kai def. Lord Paul Tracey (accompnied by his valet Philippe) and Omen
- Sandman def.Justin Shape
- Shawn Maxer (accompanied by Rachelle Saint Clare) def. Daivari to recover the No Limits title
- La Résistance def. Johnny Moss and Bambikiller Chris Raaber in a cage match - War Games.
- Shanna def. April Hunter
- Charlie Haas, Shelton Benjamin def. Booker T and Scott Steiner

This was the last show of the tour. Everyone hopes that with the success of this tour there will be a quick turnaround to the next one!!

Following images by Pascal Varrel 


American Wrestling Rampage
Twisted Steel Tour 2010
20/11/2010 in Cournon D'Auvergnes, France
1500 approx.

- Sandman def. Justin Shape
- Kai def. Lord Paul Tracey (and his valet Philippe)
- Johnny Moss et Shanna def. BambiKiller and April Hunter
- Omen def.Shawn Maxer (and Rachelle Saint Claire)
- Charlie Haas def. Pac
- Shelton Benjamin def. Daivari in a cage match
- La Résistance def. Booker T and Scott Steiner
Next show:  21 November in Rouen - last show of the tour.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

American Wrestling Rampage
Twisted Steel Tour 2010
16/11/2010 Zénith de Lille, Lille, France
1900 approx.
reported by Vincent
images from Rooselaers Charles with thanks

click on the images to enlarge

Célian Varini arrive sur le ring.

Justin Shape interrompt le discours de Varini et critique l'équipe de France de football. Il massacre la marseillaise.

The Sandman fait son apparition dans le public. Après deux bières et une cigarette sans filtre, il arrive sur le ring.

- Justin Shape contre The Sandman.

Victoire du Sandman.

- "Lord of the manor" Sir Paul Tracey accompagné de Paul contre Kai.

Victoire de Kai.

Célian Varini parle de la résistance.

Scott Steiner et Booker T arrivent.

Scott Steiner critique la beauté des femmes Françaises, à tel point que Sarkozy est parti chercher la sienne en Italie.

La Résistance débarque et les défit pour l'honneur des français.

Le Main event sera donc La Résistance contre Scott Steiner et Booker T.

- Omen contre Shawn Maxer accompagné de Rachelle St. Claire contre "Delicious" Dunkan

Victoire de Omen

- Charlie Haas contre Pac

Victoire de Charlie Haas par soumission.

Pause et montage de la cage.

- Daivari contre Shelton Benjamin. Pas de ceinture en jeu.

Victoire de Shelton Benjamin en sortant par la porte.

Démontage de la cage tandis que Daivari chante "We are the champions".

- Christian Raber et Shanna contre Johnny Moss et April Hunter

Victoire de Shanna et Christian Raber.

- Scott Steiner et Booker T contre La Résistance.

Victoire de la résistance.



Bonne ambiance.

La BCWF a aussi mis l'ambiance.

Prochain shows: 20 Novembre 2010 à D'auvergne et le 21 Novembre à Rouen pour le dernier show de la tournée.