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The first shoot interview ever, Looking For Mr. Gilbert.

Shortly after leaving ECW in late 1993, Eddie Gilbert sat down with Bob Barnett and conducted a filmed shoot interview titled “Looking For Mr. Gilbert.” Gilbert spoke openly about his life and career at a time when professional wrestlers rarely appeared on film out of character and almost never spoke publicly about the behind-the-scenes machinations of the wrestling business. The footage from the interview was later marketed on home video and sold through wrestling newsletters, as well as at independent wrestling shows, the first of its kind. “Looking For Mr. Gilbert” is now considered the first professional wrestling “shoot video”, and in the decades since, countless professional wrestlers have conducted sit-down shoot interviews, most notably in RF Video’s Shoot Interview series and Kayfabe Commentaries’ YouShoot interview series. 

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