This week on Sitting Ringside, David Penzer is joined by “The Continental Love” Eddie Mansfield, whose impact on the wrestling business was monumental in 1985.
Mansfield was on his way to becoming a household name in the late 70’s and well into the 80’s until his controversial appearance on ABC’s 20/20 in 1985 derailed his run. It was the same episode that saw Mansfield former tag team partner, “Dr. D” David Schultz, slap 20/20 reporter John Stossel for saying that wrestling was fake.
You’ll hear the full story of how that episode came to be and why Mansfield says ABC and 20/20 swerved them as to what the episode was really supposed to be about, which was the only reason Mansfield was involved in the first place.
Also, you’ll hear some great stories about his time on the road with Roddy Piper, Andre The Giant, and others, his relationship with booker Ole Anderson and why it went south, and so much more.
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