Del ‘The Patriot’ Wilkes Interview | ‘Pro Wrestling Stories Presents’ Podcast

In the inaugural episode of Pro Wrestling Stories Presents, we interview Del “The Patriot” Wilkes and he holds nothing back!

He played football as a linebacker for South Carolina and had a short stint in the NFL before turning to wrestling. Del talks training with The Fabulous Moolah, wrestling for Mid-South Wrestling, AWA, GWF, All Japan, WCW and WWF while feuding with and alongside Scott Steiner, Buff Bagwell, Kenta Kobashi, ‘Dr Death’ Steve Williams, Stan Hansen, Vader, Bret Hart & The Hart Foundation and more. Del shares a funny story about Scott Steiner, what the dynamics were like in both the WCW and WWF locker rooms, the pride of fighting for Baba at All Japan, the Japanese audience, his 120+ pills-a-day addiction, his view of the current product, advice to wrestlers coming up in the business today and much more.

He’s since found redemption, cleaned himself up and found God. He’s got a DVD coming out in two months and a story to tell. Tune in to hear what he has to say!

To find out more about the ‘Del “The Patriot” Wilkes: The Man Behind The Mask’ documentary and for information on how to get involved by donating to his kickstarter campaign, click here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1244526869/del-the-patriot-wilkes-the-man-behind-the-mask

 

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JP Zarka created Pro Wrestling Stories in May 2015. He is a writer and editor-in-chief here on the site, a podcast producer, the chief graphic designer of the cover art for the site’s articles, the former host of The Genius Cast with Lanny Poffo, and an elementary school teacher and assistant principal who enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his lively daughters! You can watch him on “Autopsy: The Last Hours of ” on Reelz in the United States and Channel 5 in Great Britain. Originally from Chicago, he has called London home since 2008.