Dominic Bianco, Wrestling Legend: 3rd September 2004
Australia enjoys an illustrious professional wrestling
continue our interview series with the greats of Australia's
Bianco discusses the wrestling business, his career,
and some of the highlights.
are delighted to bring yet another great of Australian
wrestling back into the public eye.
How did you get your break in
jigged school when I was 13 y/o, went to paddo p.c.y.c
and meet Kevin Martin, he was training weight lifting
at the time, so he took me to meet Mr Hal Morgan,
and Mr Jim Deakin at Wentworth dog track, there was
the gym, in a tunnel under the train tracks.
are the highlights of your wrestling career?
are many,I was very lucky to wrestle many fine wrestlers,
there was one time when I and Mario Milano reached
the main event in Japan and Korea for the heavyweight
tag-team tile in front of of a full house at the Toyko
makes a great wrestler?
respect for your body, hard training, and always thank
God for want you have in life.
is the wrestling business one of the most competitive
in the world?
wrestling reaches a lot of people of all walks and
reaches the masses
the largest and smallest crowd you ever performed
the Tokyo Dome full house. I think it holds about
60,000, and the leas, 24 people.
a few funny stories from the road?
many to mention. One time when Mario Milano and Haystacks
Calhoun were just ready to leave to USA and Haystacks
said to Mario, "I'm going to the toilet, I'll
be a minute or two, when he left to go Mario put laxative
in his food, when he came back Haystacks finished
his food and went on to the plain, after 2 hours,
Haystacks had to go the toilet and couldn't go because
of his size. The att;s called the captain, he said
that he had to go at the back of the plan where there's
a cargo area with a curtain. Anyway, when he finished
Mario was in tears laughter. The captain had to land
the plane in Hawaii to air the plane.
the pinnacle of your wrestling career, what training
regime did you follow?
weight training, shoot fighting.
friends do you still make contact with from the wrestling
Milano, and most are dead.
have been your main supporters over the years?
media coverage have you enjoyed in your career?
films, TV commercials
promoters have you found reasonable to deal with?
Baba and Steve Rackman.
needs to be done to get Australian wrestling back
to the success it used to enjoy?
needs to be run my me.
keeps you busy these days?
have plenty on my plate.
note: We look forward to continuing to collaborate
with Dominic Bianco and others in the Australian sports
- History of the Heavyweight Title
in progress: The Glory Days of Australian Professional