Having dinner with “Dr. D” David Schultz

Back in 1984, the WWF presented a vignette that showed a day in the life of “Dr. D” David Schultz, who was one of the new breed of heels who entered the federation in early 1984 and aligned himself with Rowdy Roddy Piper.

The premise is that Schultz invited the “television station” cameras from the WWF to his house for dinner, but that the rest of his family doesn’t know about any guests coming.

I have no idea whether the wife and boys in the clip were really Schultz’s family (certainly, wrestling logic would say there were not). But the acting is bad enough that you might think the WWF somehow roped his actual family into participating.

The funniest part is when everyone sits down for dinner and Schultz is upset at the pizza and fried chicken that’s on the table. Even now, I still crack when he starts throwing slices of bread at his wife and kids.

When his wife explains that she was just trying to get dinner ready for the kids, Schultz’s line is great: “These ain’t kids, these are TV people … I told you they was coming!”

Schultz’s big claim to fame in the WWF (and what he is best remembered for in wrestling) was a violent dressing room interview with 20/20 reporter John Stossel that was taped in December 1984 and aired in February 1985. That incident is worth its own post someday…

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