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Portland Wrestlecast: Dr. D's real-life rivalry with Buddy Rose


Before he infamously slapped reporter John Stossel on ABC's 20/20, David Schultz came through Portland. And on this episode of the Portland Wrestlecast, Dr. D talks to me about his feud with Playboy Buddy Rose.

While it wasn't unusual for a wrestler to come into Portland as a heel and then turn babyface to feud with Rose, it was unusual that Schultz never became a good guy during his entire Portland run. Hear Schultz talk about his real-life issues with Buddy and if he was ever supposed to turn.

In addition, Schultz gives his thoughts on the other wrestlers in the territory at the time, including Dizzy Hogan (Brutus Beefcake), Rocky Johnson, Hack Sawyer (Brett Wayne Sawyer), Dutch Savage. and more. Dr. D didn't seem to like his time in Portland very much -- and he will tell us why as we take you back to the summer of 1981.

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