Today WrestleRumble.com presents today’s Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling featuring wrestling legend, “Outlaw” Ron Bass. Ron Bass, a true old school tough guy and former “brass-knuckle” champion wrestled in all of the major territories including Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, New York and also internationally for Giant Baba’s All Japan Pro Wrestling. In the following excerpts from episode #221 John and Chad hear some hilarious stories of the Outlaw’s travels in Japan with Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen as well as his feud in the WWE with Brutus Beefcake and their vicious blading angle that is still recognized by one of the most vicious ever produced by WWE.
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Happy (post) Thanksgiving weekend from The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling. Today's episode features ring veteran "Mean" Mike Masters AKA Rocky Jones and is available for download at this link. Masters started his wrestling career being mentored by Bruno Sammartino and competed in the New York territory for many years but also had stops along the way in Georgia, Hawaii, California, Portland, Puerto Rico and Japan where he faced a long list of Hall of Fame opponents.
Masters discusses battling the legendary Mil Mascaras in a Hair vs. Mask contest in 1981: "The whole set up to the match was (I think I was the champion at the time) first they sent his brother in Dos Caras and I supposedly break his leg in a match and now Mil comes in to avenge his brother. Mike Labell who was the promoter out there called me into the office and said would you do a hair match with Mil Mascaras? When he said we will pay you X amount of dollars, I said for that amount of money you can shave my ass on TV." "It got over really big but he wasn't easy to work with because he didn't like to sell. It was very difficult to work with him but we had a good match and at the end the audience popped and we got them a huge pop and he did his signature off the top rope and hit me with the flying body press and after I try to get out of the ring and a couple of the refs grab me and hold me down. They had a barber who wasn't smart to the business and he started shaving my head and since they had the camera right in my face I'm saying I'm going to kill you and I'm watching this guy with this buzzer start to shake and I had to say "hey amigo, calm down" it's all cool don't worry because I thought I was going to lose an ear."