17 Burst results for "Dustin Rhodes"

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

07:36 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"Oh. Remember that one. You forgot about that one, didn't you? Bunkhouse, man. Bunkhouse match. Remember that was? It was good. I have forgotten about that until right now, I just looked up the best matches Dustin Rhodes, we've been talking. And I saw this, I forgot how good that match was. It was a lot of fun. I mean, we had some gimmicks in there and we had QT manage came off a 12 foot ladder, and it's like his hip was hurting for a month after that. Sean Michaels to do it like nothing, right? But QT came off. I remember getting handcuffed. This wasn't supposed to happen, right? Because Lee was supposed to come out and help me with the key. And I was handcuffed to the corner and Blake him over and hit me and knocked my balance off. I was on the apron and it ripped the handcuff off. And squeezed my arm so tight, so this one piece is on my arm the whole match, right? And then we go over and we do a big stunt with me and butcher into this bed of nice soft landing stuff, right? But you know, it was like, I always should have made it a little bit deeper. But whatever. And we can make it back to the ring with this all this stuff going on outside the bunkhouse. I love bunkhouse as bunkhouse matches or borrow matches or fun. Bunkhouse are more fun. Gimmicks, farms, stuff. When they put a lot of those kind of props out and it was kind of cool and then, you know, we had to finish and it was a nice whole match. Yeah. Was that still when we were working for a new people? Do we have people there at that point? We had people there. We had people, yes, we had a lot of people at that one. It was one of the sellouts, I think we had. How was it for you working in front of the people? It's tough because, you know, you look for, you need the energy, right? You need somebody to scream and yell boo or yay or whatever. And when there's not, and it's just, I mean, our little roster member that was around there and the extras enhancement talent and stuff would do it. It helped. Because they knew when to cheer when to boo and things like that, but man, it's nothing like 20,000 people screaming at you, right? You just feel that energy. And it makes everything a lot easier. And it's a lot harder and it's cold when you're taking these bumps and there's no reactions and things. But we did it. Yeah, we had to. I mean, we did some unprecedented things. And we were there 35°, 32° at night. I'm in Florida. Never gets that cold in Florida, really. 110 at other points. For your blowing out smoke and they got heaters under the ring, and they didn't work. I remember uno slapping me in the face so hard it felt like needles. Yeah. I rolled out of the ring, man. I'm just like, ow, what the hell? Last couple of questions for you. Who helped you the most when you were starting out? Is there an old time or vet or someone maybe that's underrated that gave you like, for me, it was a guy called Jerry morrow, who was allegedly Calgary that no one really ever heard outside, maybe Japan. Was there somebody like that for you? There was. Harley was there. Wow. My gram, Steve kern really learned me the ropes. Florida was really like a father figure when his dad wasn't there. He was off doing his stuff, right? I went down there. And then you come up, I come up to NWA, still with Kendall. And it really wasn't anybody because that didn't last that long, but everybody took to me fine. But it wasn't really until about WCW when arn and Bobby Eaton and Barry Windham, because me and Barry had known each other since kids. And me just being around them and driving around them and learning their ways and the way they handled business and things like that and just listening to her because we worked a lot. And like I said, they were my teachers and I learned the most probably from arn and steamboat. Like some nights I would want to sell and steamboat said no. I want you to sit and watch this. And I got the best scene in the house. So learned his selling the way he used his hands. Even if his face was covered up and he's using his hands to sell and shake and you feel it and you know the greatest salesman in the business. The greatest arm drag in the business. So you learn those two things, you're going to be really good, right? And that's why I started really liking to sell because I really think you can tell a good story by selling. So many guys don't want to sell anymore. It's like, ah, I was just doing this and get up and do this and please on me sell. Even if you're going over us still like to sell, right? But I'm going to get my stuff in, but it's like, I'm going to sell, man. I have to. I think that is kind of what's missing today. The art of selling. The art of selling, right? So they were steamboat, learned a lot from sting, driving around with him, just learning, if I could have hung around a sting a lot more, I would probably better off at business. Because he was very smart in that aspect. But I hung around Barry, you know? We went out and we partied and we drank and we, you know, went to work the next day and we had great matches and all that and it was that was my life. You know, the party life, but having fun and I just wish, you know, looking back on her now. I have no regrets. None. Because those are my teachers, and all the mistakes I've made, they taught me valuable lessons and but looking back at it, you know, I wish I would have done some things differently. And maybe I would be a little more better off than I am now, but I'm really happy with where I'm at. Now, I've got my life together, so that's all that matters to me. Family, taking care of my family and that's it. Last question for you. I never have an answer to this when people ask me if I'm going to ask you how much longer you want to go. How much longer do you feel like you can go? Have you even thought about it? I have. That's a tough question, man. It's in my blood, you know? So it's like, I look at Ric Flair. And his last supposed last match. I don't want to do that. Right? So as long as I can get out of the business and still walk and even if I have because I do need a couple of knee replacements, but that's fine. I'll get knee replacements. I'll be fine. I'll be able to walk around. But I just remember getting in the business and seeing a couple of the old timers on walkers, you know, and in wheelchairs and I'm like, I don't want to get to that point. But we throw our bodies around and it eventually something's going to happen. So if I can get out of the business where I can still kind of semi enjoy walking, at least and enjoy the rest of my life, that's fine, but I love the business. So I want to be connected to it in some way. Whether it's just backstage coaching or whatever because I really love coaching. It's a lot of fun for me. A lot of people don't like it. I love it. I love putting together stuff for these kids to try to figure out. And my vision is always different than their vision. And I see them doing that's not my vision, and it makes me mad, but it's what they see my vision as being. So I understand it, and I'm patient with that. And I love to tell them, hey, man, you did this. You did this, do this next time, and then they go out and do it, and it works for them, right? So that's kind of the knowledge that I want to pass on. So my legacy now is passing on my knowledge to the younger kids. You're one of the all time greats, man. You are too. We're the last of our kind. We are. And it's great talking to you. Thanks, Doc. You too buddy.

Dustin Rhodes Sean Michaels arn Jerry morrow Steve kern Florida Bobby Eaton Barry Windham Blake Barry Lee WCW Kendall Harley Calgary steamboat Japan Ric Flair
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

08:11 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"Another one I want to talk about is thought about here I was just looking up some of your matches online is we just had our second blood and guts and whenever we have the blood and gets I always watch a couple of the other war games and another great one that you're involved in was stings, squadron, dangerous alliance, 92, I think, right? Yeah. Russell war war games. Talk about that from what you recall because that's going back like a 30 years, like you said, that's a long time ago. I think I started that one. Yeah, I think it was me and it was written. It was steamboat Wyndham Nikita Dustin and Austin. Versus rude, Steve Austin, arn Anderson Bobby and Larry. I think you might have started with Steve. Or did you start with arms? I think Steve, gotcha, because we both got some juice. It was a really good moment, man. It was fun. That's probably one of the funnest matches I've ever been involved in. And to be in a few of those was really cool. And just using both rings, it was neat, but me and Austin, man, like when he was really hungry in WCW and I was really hungry, not to not to sway off this war game story. We would be on the road doing these 25 minute matches, just trying everything we could and really working hard, blowing ourselves up, slugging, slugging each other hard, you know, just real snug work. It was so much fun. And I remember one night we were in Phoenix and it was a fair show. Okay, so they had some of the fair audience come in. And grizzly Smith was there as her agent, right? And we said, hey, can we go out and get some juice? You know, that's a fair show, but we were just hungry, having fun. So we did, we went out there and I'll never forget it, and I love Lex Luger right, but we came back and lex looked at us like we were just nuts. We're just two boys loving the business, trying to elevate. And you see where he went. You see where Austin went, you know? And I've had a great career. And I've done some amazing things, but it was just us wanting to bring and get the most magic and touch the audience. I think that's what we do as performers just try to make them feel something. And we did. And we always did, and it was really good. And it's like, and this leads to war games, right? And Austin's in there, here we are, man, two guys that just want to make this thing better and you're fighting for 5 minutes before anybody gets in there and then everybody starts rolling in. It's such a crazy match, such a, but it was really structured nicely with everybody comes in every three minutes or whatever it was 5 minutes. So there was always the flip of the coin, you know? We always lost the odds, so it was like I think was Medusa in that one, which she was on top of the cage. And Paul Heyman was there. Throwing the phone in and all that kind of stuff. So good, so visually cool, man. But I liked the cage when it was like that. Because you could do it, you could do it from atomic and their head would hit the middle. I love that with the R in a couple times. It was so cool and it's visually it's really neat. Like, oh, shit, he hit his head. And he's like, you couldn't, like, if you're on the top rope, you couldn't really jump out. You'd have to duck to do a clothes on 'cause it was pretty low, right? Ours here was a lot higher. That was very high. Yeah. So it's like, but it was cool that we could use the top. You could hang on it and kick somebody or drop kick somebody or whatever, so I loved those cages. It was dusty booking at that time frame in 92? Yes. How was that for you being in the book? The proverbial Booker's son. You know, back then, my dad is a lot of debts, probably do that, you know, in this situation. You know, he's always am. That could have been better or whatever, right? You know, they're later years, he was so proud of me and he said so a lot. But back then, when I'm trying to find my own way. And he didn't push me to the world title, you know, like, say, Eric watts. Right. They tried to really push him and they didn't bite for that. So he made me work hard for it, which I'm really glad. And yeah, I got the United States titles in the World Tag Team titles and all that. But I didn't get any farther than that. I was on my way for that, and then I got let go. But I think he did it the right way and he made me kind of took me to Florida for like a year before that. I was making 20 bucks a night, so I paid my dues, but I was working every night and learning in front of audiences and even small audiences working every night though instead of just in a training school, which is what you need. In the snake pit with my grand and Steve kearns sweating it out, which we did that at the beginning, but that's where you learn is on the road where you learners in front of people and by trial and error you're trying these things. But for me, for the first three, four years, I didn't say a word. Back then, you had 95% of the people could work, right? And everybody else that was green coming in, you just shut up and listen. That was the rules. You shut up, you do what you told, you listen, and I did that. And you're working with Barry and arns and Ricky steamboats and Bobby eating this man. They just, they led you to greatness. They made you look good. They knew what their job was. Whether they did it because it was dusty son. I don't know, but they made me and they learned me how to work and, you know, those are my teachers. Those are my real teachers in the business. So if I ever make it to the Hall of Fame one day, they're definitely going to be called out as being my teachers and I'm just glad like steamboats are still around and aren't still here with us and you know as much as a business change you know a lot of the old timers maybe get a little jaded or whatever about the business and like oh God, you know this and that but I think they also understand that there's growth and it's not 1985 anymore and the smart ones do. Yes, the smart ones do. And they grow with it. You either grow or you get the we did right before those guys now. That's true though. Yeah. You mentioned steamboat a few times it was a great one of you and steamboat because you teamed quite a bit versus on his bisco. I didn't remember that specific match, but I was a good one. Well, that's the first time we did the car angle the same thing we did with Jake when he broke my arm and the car door. It was the same set. That's in that city. Charleston was Virginia. Charleston. And he put a little piece of board. We pull up and my dad's Mercedes, like Barry was driving it, right? And we get out and we're starting to fight right there and they slam the door, I think this is a week before or whatever they said. I am the door and Barry's arm. So now I had to find a partner and had this mysterious partner and he came out in the big dragon suit, Savannah, Georgia. I remember it, and it was one of those crowds that was allowed when we won the titles at night. It was, it was so loud, and people remember those, right? Yeah. And I'm just going through, I'm just listening to Larry and arn, Larry, Larry was more of, you really had to really kick him in gear for him to want to go and do anything, right? But he was so good when he did when he was working, man, and that night was perfect. And Ricky got that comeback, hot comeback. Such a reaction when I took the thing off his head and Ricky the dragon steamboat, right? If you didn't already know that. But it was so cool. And we won the titles at night and it was just like, wow, this is one of those moments. You know, that stand out. I mean, I've had a lot of them, but not like those, you know, like the ones we've mentioned today that really just stand the test of time. I think Cody Cody and mine's match will go down for at least a decade as being one of the I really do believe that it's one of those that they remember. One of the matches of the year that year, there's another, as we wind down here, there's one more I want to talk about, which is probably your other greatest AW match, which was you in QT versus the butcher and the blade. Oh. Remember that one. You forgot about that one, didn't you? Bunkhouse, man. Bunkhouse match. Remember that was? It was good. I have forgotten about that until right now, I just looked up the best matches Dustin Rhodes, we've been

Wyndham Nikita Dustin grizzly Smith Austin arn Anderson Steve Steve Austin Eric watts Bobby Lex Luger Larry World Tag Team Paul Heyman Steve kearns arns Ricky steamboats Russell lex Barry
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

04:39 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"They're sitting in the hospital on the Benz is on a payphone while I'm waiting my time and roddy's getting his hand wrapped up and all that and I go in getting a lot of gimmicks and things and it was like, I have a concussion. We get in the car, we go to the right. We go get some beer. We fly out and then two weeks later or three weeks later is WrestleMania. They have our cars there parked in the parking lot covered up, right? So two days before WrestleMania, we have rehearsals and stuff, and I go up to vents and I say, hey, because we weren't wanting to put the intercontinental title on them, but we also, we weren't wanting to beat him either, you know? So it was like, how can we get out of this finished so I suggested, hey man, what if I, what if he pulls my suit off and I had a lingerie underneath my, my suit, right? It's like, oh God. That's a good idea. So me and Terry, we went to the fredericks of Hollywood on whatever. Yeah, Melrose drive or whatever. And I said, let me try that on right, and I put a couple of things okay, this works, and I had the garters and everything underneath, right? And it was like, such a weird stuff, but I was just really thinking outside the box. How can we make this better? And then they plugged it in and we started the fight scene, the rest of the Cayman WrestleMania day, they started the fight scene, then they went to a match. Then they came back and they see the plugged in O. J. Simpson chase scene, right? It wasn't actually roddy. It was though Jay seen. And then they go to another match and they come back, oh my God, announcers are talking, are they coming to the pond? Are you coming to arrowhead pond? It looks like they're heading this way, right? And finally, it gets time for us, and we're sitting in the back of the parking lot. I think kusama was the one who gave us the cue to go. Right. I think she was there. And I'm supposed to drive through the barricade, right? And then raised supposed to give me a count of 5 before he comes down. And the time I get down there and I open the door and get out, he slams into my door. So it didn't work like that, right? So I said, go, right? And the cameras are on us, and I bust through the barricade. He's right on me. And I'm looking in the rearview mirror and I go down that little ramp at the pond, right? And I open the door, but he's so close to me, right? I open it, and it's swung back, and he just right into the side of the door, so I crawled out the other side. And I run inside and it's when they had the tunnel entrance, right? And I'm right there right at the tunnel on Terry's air Marlene is right there and she's like, ah, and here he comes, screaming and yelling, and finding me. So I start backing out of the tunnel and as soon as I enter man, they just went all right, just this huge boo and I start backing up and his music here, this bagpipes. And it was deafening, man. It was so cool. And it was like, oh, and I'm just backing up doing the whole thing and we get back to when we started our little fight and he finally tears off all my stuff. It was just magic, right? And that really tears off your clothes. He tears off my clothes and I roll out and Terry covers me up, right? And his son comes in the ring and it's kind of the end of the map like a child. I don't know, like a unfinished mind that's a finish down. The afterwards I took my suit off and I gave it to his son and it was our kind of ripped up and all that. And I talked to him years later. He still has it, he said, cold. So that's kind of neat. It's quite the experience. But I had to do the same kind of makeup because, you know, we had three weeks earlier. We had to take pictures of it to make sure in the blood, certain things I couldn't wash it. All that kind of stuff. But nobody knew I had that stuff underneath. It said vents. And it was like such a shocking moment. And it really set the goldust character off at that point. And it was on a run and it was nice. It was really cool. It's interesting. If you know this, but the second stadium stampede was half taped and then the finish was live. That was taken from here matched with Ruth thorny, same idea. Would that be with the roddy match be the first cinematic match? I guess it could be, right? Maybe somebody might have done one in WCW or something, maybe back in those days, and they were doing a lot of crazy stuff. That's pretty cool. So there's been some historical moments in, right? And oh yeah. There's a stadium stampede. I remember y'all doing that. We finished it live, which was, I think, Tony got the direct inspiration from your match with roddy.

roddy kusama Terry WrestleMania Benz O. J. Simpson Melrose Hollywood Jay Marlene Ruth Tony
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

05:18 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"That. So that's kind of the whole background of the character, which is great, and that leads us back to the piper match we're talking about. Oh, no, it's good news. I wanted to hear that. You were saying that it was originally going to be a Miami street fight with razor Ramon. Yes, I know there was some office turmoil between him and whatever. I know he didn't really like working with the goldust character and things like that. Interesting. I don't know why. I really don't, but for whatever reasons, he left. So we're there like two weeks before WrestleMania three weeks before WrestleMania said you're going to be on a plane tomorrow morning with Vince and Bruce prichard, you and Roddy Piper and I'm like, okay, what are we doing, you know? We get to LA and we go eat it some famous restaurant and we started discussing what we're doing and I'm just the first time I'm hearing about it. And then we head over to Universal Studios, one of the back clots there. And they have this brand new white Bronco. That was the same year and everything is the O. J. Simpson stuff, right? And I'm looking and I'm like, okay, this is and he explained this to backlog brawls. A basic fight and what he wanted at the end was me driving off, roddy to move when I drove, right? And roddy didn't decide to do that. So and I had this spray painted old Cadillac and he got a brand new Bronco, which he asked Vince for and he gave it to him and I'm wondering where this gold Cadillac is. It's got to be in the ball to up there somewhere. Well, he gave Friday the Bronco. Yeah. And you had to return yours. Yeah. So we get ready to do this and they brought in all these extras, right? And they're cheering for me, which is really weird, but they're just extras. Actors or whatever the extra stuff. They have these tables set up and I'm supposed to drive in and I vent to let me get in the car and kind of spin out a little bit, trying to figure it out to come around the corner. It didn't work when we shot live. It just kind of stopped and I started revving it up and started pulling forward and it turns on this big giant fire hose sprinkler and a spray in it, right? Like I can't see or whatever. Start driving forward, I stop and he picks up a baseball bat and he starts bashing the glass and it came on this side right here on the bastion and we got cut up from it. So I crawled out the other side and he started kicking my ass. And I got one piece of offense in this and that was a nut shot. Just a low blow. And I wanted to get juice in this didn't want it at all. So I asked roddy to bust me open the hard way. And you'd think a veteran of his stature would know how to do that, right? So he gets me on top of the hood and I said, okay, go, go, go, go. And he hits me square in the forehead so hard, right? And I'm feeling and there's nothing else to do it again. He hits me again and he breaks his hand. He broke his hand on my head, and you can see it on the second shot to the forehead. And I had a back concussion from that because he threw me in this big trash can, but he broke his hand. There was blood on us from the glass and all that baseball bat. He would hit. But him being an actor, he knew how to swing it. Right. But you're in the heat of the moment, and this is a one take thing. We can't reshoot this, right? So it's like, okay, we get to hear now. You throw me into the trash can. Now I'm on the floor. You throw me in a table with all this catering food or whatever, and then there's my shot, right? And there's my uppercut, and I get in the car and he rolls kind of backwards by his Bronco. And I'm supposed to clip the Bronco and then drive off as he gets out of the way. It didn't work like that. So I revved up and I'm watching roddy, right? And I'm looking at the Bronco and it's too close for me to do this and that. And I'm looking at his eyes and I'm like, please move, please move. So I started going a little faster. And his eyes just got really bright and I'm like, move, move, move, and I keep going. And all of a sudden, he jumped up at the last second his knees went boom, boom, and he landed on top of the hood and he's holding me. So looking at me and a deer in a headlight, and I'm looking at him. I'm like, get off the car. Get off the car. I thought it just ran over and killed Roddy Piper, right? Because I heard his knees and they hit hard. Right. Was he trying to do that? I think he wanted to do that. Yeah, I just because he's a stuntman and Hollywood, he's done that kind of stuff, right? So he finally rolls off and I drive around the block and we stop take, right? He gets in the, he gets in the Bronco and chases me, right? But in the meantime, when I hit him and I cut the corner, I knocked a dumpster. It started rolling to the head, the vice president of Universal Studios Rolls Royce and the cameraman is like holding the trash can while he's filming me, right? So it keeps the Rolls Royce from getting hit. You drive off and we come back and all the extras are there and I'm treating it like a shoot and roddy's up in the bathroom. Right. And I'm watching it back with vents right there. And they're like, great job. And I'm cussing and I'm shut the fuck up. This shit ain't, you know, I'm being kayfabe. Like a $1 million. Man, I just really, it was so good. I went upstairs and vents and Bruce, they took us through the hospital.

roddy WrestleMania razor Ramon Bruce prichard Vince Roddy Piper O. J. Simpson Universal Studios baseball Miami LA Universal Studios Rolls Royce Hollywood Bruce
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

04:20 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"He's going to get, I'm going to get fired or whatever and so he was like, no, man, come on, let's do this. And it was just a simple go behind him, rub up his chest and down his legs. Kind of not grazing is, you know. And then he turned it around and he charged me and me taking a powder, and they went nuts. And they called me every name in the book, and that's the first giant reaction that I've got. And I was like, okay, that worked. I need to stay away from these rails 'cause they'll reach in the heart at me, man. It was so before it's time. And I was like, and I look at savio back in the ring and he's laughing, and I'm like, damn it, man. I roll in there. I'm like, we lock up and he takes me back at the corner, so we're gonna do it again. Turn me around. And I'm like, what are we doing, man? Turn it around and he said, turn around and stick your ass in my crotch and rub it back, you know, just kind of rub it around and I did it and he pushed me away and I took another powder and they came again and I was just like he was set and it was easy, but I was really scared to do that. That was something that was way out of my Wheelhouse. You're such a laid back guy. It's interesting to me that Vince saw that character in you. You know what I mean? Like you said that is a very flamboyant over the top character, but he knew you could play that. It's interesting to me knowing you as a person where he would have seen that. A lot of people say, hey, you know, they're like, it's venture ribbon dab of putting the polka dots on. You know, I had that in the back of my head too. Is he ribbing me for this? But at that point it's like, you know, I've been trying to follow in my dad's footsteps for so long. And it was like, it's not working, man. I got to get, I have to do something else. And we had a fallen out, which was the worst thing worst decision in my life ever. And you got one dad, one mom. So it's good to work things out, right? But we were in that downtime where we weren't speaking to each other and vented, just called me and he presented that. I said yes, and I remember my dad, dad's reaction. He told me about it, and Cody was little, and he's sitting there playing with his axiom figures and they're watching raw on that. Here I come. And Cody, Cody tells the story that he looked back at dad's face and dad's face was just like, what? He didn't know. He didn't know and now his son is dressed up like this, right? And he said, running the roads name or the legacy. I don't look at it that way. I just look at it as me step it into my own shoes. And trying to do something on my own. And did it. And it worked and got over. It went through a lot of transitions and different characters switch ups and changes. And when he took away the over the line stuff because it was pretty harsh towards the end of it or like around 98, 99, he started pulling it back a little bit and I couldn't understand why. And I was young, still, right? It was just like 26 years old or whatever. I was like, I couldn't understand why he was doing this. It's so over right now. Why? Are you doing this? So it's like, we need to do something else. So I had pitched the artist formerly known as goldust and brought in Luna and I suggested Luna because a little fit that, man, and I knew, and she was great. And it worked a little bit, but that just gave it a little more, you know, goldust a different side of goldust. Now he's just a freak. He's just this creepy freak, just we'll do anything, right? And everybody saw that I would do anything. And I would. I would do anything to continue getting this, try to get this character over because I love wrestling. I want to make whatever I have work because this is all I know, man. This is all I've ever wanted to do, and it's like, hey man, let's find a way to make this work, and then it became after that, that goldust was no longer hated, that they just kind of fell in love with the character, wherever I went. And you do a little bit of the mannerisms or whatever, and they remember that. And that's where it kind of went from there, right? And it's like, I didn't like wearing the wig anymore, you know? And stuff like that and got rid of the wig and the robe stuff, and every once in a while wear it, but I hated wearing it after

Cody savio Vince Luna goldust wrestling
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

05:04 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"Check it out now. I'd be remiss if I didn't ask you, how did you feel when Cody left AW back to WWE? Kind of down a little bit. But you know, Cody's, he's still young. I mean, there's such an age gap, 16 years, so now he's kind of in his prime now, and but watching him return on WrestleMania was just huge and, you know, I'm not gonna miss any of his stuff. And he's on the rise to become a champion, you know? And I really think he's set the tone for that in his last 8 years of work and things that he's done and build up his very professional. He's very different than I am. We're two completely opposite people. I mean, he has that creative mind like my dad had, you know, on a more I'm more the grunt, the worker and the family. But he is surpassing everything. He's doing amazing. Screaming. But yeah, well, she was still here. Yeah. And I get a text from actually quite frequently and he was a miss you guys, man. I miss you guys, and I do miss having him around. You know, I do. He was, I got much closer with him for obvious reasons in a deadly than I ever was in WWE, but I still always had a connection with him and WWE as well. Always was the type of guy, I like that guy. All right, so that's another classic for you. What other ones stand out for you that you wanted to talk about? 2014, we had a nice story build, you know, Cody lost his job and we're trying to win Cody's job back by facing the shield and we gave them their first lost loss and the crowd was just nuts, man. And it was such a good match that we brought it back for the pay per view the next weekend and beat them for the titles. I mean, it's a lightning. And we went on the road with him, Europe, all that stuff having these barn burner 25 minute matches every night. Me selling, giving Cody the tag, him coming. Boom, boom, boom. And Seth has a really creative mind of putting these intricate finishes together, right? Long elaborated Japanese finishes. 15 minutes of finish, right? But they all make sense and you have moments in between all these things and that's what makes them so great. And they were just some of the funnest matches I've ever had. I mean, the shield working with Rome and even mocks and but Seth has unreal. Yeah. No, he is so much fun. I like working with all these guys. It was the one that dusty was involved in as well. Yes. He was down there and he was like, he took his belt off and was weapon Ambrose, you know? And it was, it was magical. It was one of those magical nights. Another one was, of course, Roddy Piper. That was. I love that match. It was fun. It was talking about that. In detail about that, because I think a lot of people forget as time goes on, it happens. It happens just like obviously piper was a great talker. And what they forget sometimes is when he was hot and when he was on, he was a great worker too. Yes. Maybe not so much in the later years, but Roddy Piper in that match was the Roddy Piper that we all admired. He was. So I don't find out because I'm supposed to wrestle raise a ramone, right? From in a Miami street fight via satellite. For WrestleMania. Yes. And this is when gold dust is super hot, but as a heel. Yes. Almost the transgender type of a cross dresser. Yes. Guy at times. Very freaky. They said, androgynous. Then said that the first time when he presented that character to me, I was just agreeing with him. I had no idea what the hell that meant until we hung up the phone and I looked in the dictionary, I went, what did I just sign up for? How did he pitch it? Well, he's like, yeah, this androgynous character and he mentioned Adrian street, Adrian Adonis. So I remember them and how they presented their characters and things like that. I'm like, okay, that's kind of cool to just just flamboyant person, right? That's what I thought androgynous meant. It was flamboyant. And it's a little different than that. But he presented that, you know? And that's something my teeth into it. And it took me a good 6 months up there to try to figure out because I didn't want to touch on the over the line kind of homosexuality type thing. Yeah, I did not want to do that and savio taught me into it one night and we were in the garden and I was so nervous 'cause Ben was there. This was when he was at the curtain a lot watching the matches, right? He would just come on the road. Yes, who was over because his dad used to that. So Vince was always watching. If you had a stinker of the garden or didn't get a reaction, you were screwed. Yes. And conversely, if you had a great match, you got a great reaction that would really help your case for all across the world, but I liked it when he was on the road and it wasn't a TV setting, right? It was just a house show. He would show up and it was like, he was at a curtain. I'm like, Ben's here.

Cody Roddy Piper WrestleMania Seth WWE Ambrose Adrian Adonis Rome Europe piper Miami savio Ben Vince
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

06:21 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"And him coming out and me being from WWE and not knowing this crowd, if they're going to react to me in a good way 'cause it's more of an independent kind of crowd that have come together for this new revolution. And they responded to him and I knew he was over, right? And it was great. He's doing the best work in his career. And he hit the throne, man, and the whole thing towards hunter and the big throne with the sledgehammer and all that stuff, and then my music yet, and they responded in kind and I was like, because I was really nervous. It was 50, I hadn't worked in several months, and I was just like, man, I'm gonna blow up. I'm gonna do this. I'm gonna do that. And I walked down as soon as you leave, you know, if you stand at the and I still get nervous at the stairs, right? And then as soon as you walk through the tunnel man, it just kind of goes away. And everybody just kind of disappears. And I got in the ring and we just stood there and we stared at each other, right? When the announcements and had the big fight feel to me, at least, and then I pointed up, you know, and it was a real emotional moment. And I could see it in Cody's eyes and it was for me, definitely. They started chanting dad's name. So I knew he was there. And it's like, okay, you can see everybody in the audience, but you can't see them, right? And you can hear them, but you can't hear them. You're so laser focused on what the job is and what needs to be done. And we just, we went through it, and we could have missed a thousand things in that match or boxed a thousand things, and it wouldn't have mattered. It was just like the stars aligned for that match, and we just went through it, and there was more emotion, more investment in the audience, man, and they felt everything, and we took them on that ride, and we told a nice little story with it. And they were crying. Grown men in their cry and I was crying. Everybody was crying, man. It's like these hard ass men in the audience are crying. That's what I want to do, right? I want to invoke that emotion from somebody. And I tell the kids in my class right now all the time. It's not about the move sets that you do out there what she said to the audience is how you make them feel. It's the story. If you can make them feel something, they're not turning the channel, and that's what we want, right? They're going to come back for it. And they were there that night. The stars aligned and it was damn near perfection. And it was a good feeling that I had that behind me. I lost so much blood that night, and I was really kind of messed up with that, with dizzy and everything. And I was getting dizzy in the match. I was giving a superplex off the top, and we almost teetered. I was like, we got to go now. So I went and we made it. Otherwise, if I had to wait another second, we would have ended up on the ropes. So you really felt it. I felt it big time. I lost the most blood. I'd been out of practice, you know? A long time. We're not allowed to do that up there. Right. And it's like, all right, let's do this. But we made it work and it was, it is the funnest time I've ever been in a wrestling ring. I know Cody, he's got some other matches that he likes more than this one. But for me, that was tops. There's some great ones out there, you know, but that was the one that really stood tall. And still. You know what's great to me? Remember, it was a tube promo build, and I think it was based, what was it even based around? Who's the better roads or what was your basic? Cody was like killing the attitude era. So you just killing the old, you know, and bringing out the new Dustin or whatever. But like paddle is used to tell me like even for this week with Brian Danielson and I, it's like, there's really not anything more we need to do. The match is made. You know, there's certain matches that the match is there, you don't have to do a heat angle or a couple promos of the help of doing it, but everyone wants to see it. And it was the same with Cody versus Dustin. And the best part was after with Cody's speech where he said I can't remember the exact words, but I don't need a opponent or any to brother. What was that? What did he say again? He said, I don't need a partner in your brother or something. I don't need my brother, right? I need a partner. I need my brother for the big, you know, the Young Bucks for the fight for the fallen for the second one. Yeah. And it was a throwback from what dad said to me in the ring. One of dad's greatest promos he had, not the hard times promo, but it was like arn had turned on me and it was a throwback from that. I don't need another partner. I don't need this. I need my son. It was an emotional moment, so he did the little throwback to that. And they felt it. It was so good, man. So good. I'm glad that that thing is over. I could never duplicate that ever again, you know? Everybody's like saying, man, you guys need to have a second match. And it's like, no, I'm not touching that. I can't because it won't live up to the expectations. I don't know if you ever follow this or not, but it was given 5 stars, a 5 star rating by Meltzer, which is very hard to get. Yeah. I think you were the oldest. It actually made me mad because I was the oldest guy to have a 5 star match with Kenny at the Tokyo dome until you got it. So you got the record. I think this is my first 5 stars. So listen, we know in our hearts if it's a 5 star or whatever. But I'm just saying it was critically acclaimed as the point. You know what I mean? And I remember talking to Dave that night in the scrum and it was, it was pretty cool seeing him there because me and melcher and early on, I don't know. You know, all the guys talk about man, you don't need to be talking to melt so you don't need to be doing this or so you kind of just had this vision of Meltzer as being this evil character, right? But then I got to talk to him and know him a little differently and I thought differently of him and he's been around a long time and he's seen a lot of good stuff where these bias or not on certain things is fine. I don't care. Doesn't matter, but it was cool to receive a 5 star from it. Because it was a classic. That's why. We all know family is meant to be there for each other. And the Toyota gazo racing family may not be your typical family, but they always stick together. And now that family has grown bigger with Toyota's most exciting vehicles, GR Supra, GR 86, and the first ever GR corolla hot hatch with a turbocharged 300 HP engine and GR four all wheel drive. These GR vehicles are born on the racetrack, not in the boardroom. They are performance cars made by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Their track tested

Cody WWE Brian Danielson Dustin hunter Young Bucks wrestling Meltzer arn Tokyo dome melcher Kenny gazo Dave Toyota
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

06:49 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"What was it like working with like, for example, with Brett, and what was it like working with Owen? Did you work with the demo quite a bit? I worked with her on a few times and worked with Bret a few times of Brett so easy. You know, I mean, just really basic and very easy, but just we had a moment, right? And we knew when to take those moments and let things breathe instead of going to the next thing. And it was pretty simple, pretty simple stuff, but I swear to God, man, that stuff still works today. If you utilize it, and it's a lot of basic stuff, and there's not a lot of dives and things like that, right? We just heat, come back, shine, you know, stuff like that, and it worked. And Brett was one of those that can make things work like that. Same with Owen, but Owen was more of the jokester. You know, and you're in a live event and you've been on the road for ten days and we're just having fun and he's just, you know, trying to rip me in the ring or something, you know? And trying to break me or crack me a little bit and you having fun. He was one of those that just always, everybody loved him. He was the jokester, and he always got along with Owen man. It was just, he was such a good kid to be around. All of them were brought to, man. I love being around Brett. One of the best. It's crazy, too. When you think about that out of those ten guys, I think there's only four of you guys that are still with us because both road warriors are gone and all four of the heart foundation bets the last one. When you see that, I think right now, like you, me, Brett, you could say, staying. Kind of the last of our kind. And you have all these new kids and do they listen sometimes, you know, but it's like, if you're a big fan of pro wrestling, you're always studying. You're always watching the past because, amen, without the news, you know, without the old school there is no news school, right? So you just, that's how you grow, right? It's progress, and you take a couple of things that you've never tried before, like for me personally, and then that sticks out in their mind will Dustin did a Canadian destroyer, why would he do that? I don't know. I just did it, but that kept me alive for another month or two. And it's like, wow, man, he's 50 and he's doing this. It's whatever I can hold on to to grow my personal brand and make it better and stay in the best shape that I can. And do things smartly. But it's smart to do that. You talk about the candy destroyer. And I remember when you first started doing, why wouldn't you do it? Because it's like, why would you just want to do the same moves always? But when you do something you like that, like you said, it stands out and it's like, oh my gosh, it's like staying jumping off the freaking tunnel. It's like, why does he even have to do that? No, he does have to do that. And you have to do that, and I have to do it because that's how we are. As performers. And as athletes and as professionals, we have to keep pushing, pushing the boundaries, right? Have to. If you get complacent, you're going to be dead in the water. And it's happened a bunch to me. And I go back to ground zero and say, look, what can I do to bring some life back into my character, whatever, if it was gold dust, if it's dust in here or whatever it is, I need something. I need a spark. But she also a person has to be willing to do it with you, you know? And it takes two, I could always does. Can't just go out there and have a match with myself. I could. It would be terrible. I need two people to make this dance and the magic happen. And I think that, you know, my later years now at 53, if I slip up and they see it, you know, they're all over it. And they're the ten allowed us on social media, but they stick with me and it's like, man, maybe I do need to retire. So it's really in the back of my head. I can not go out there and mess up. And when I do, it's like hopefully I mess up really professionally and they see it, or they don't, but they don't catch it because I cover it so well. And it's like, well, I'm glad they didn't catch that one because they would definitely be eating me up, you know? I've had that I've done Lion salt. I don't know, probably here a hundred times in my career, I don't know, a thousand, maybe. And a couple of years ago here in AW emerging Jacksonville, I slipped and I barely made the rotation, but you would have thought, like, okay, Jericho needs to go. He needs to retire. He needs to quit. And it's like, it happens, you know, Wayne Gretzky, misses the net, sometimes he takes a slap shot. You said, as you get older, then suddenly you're too old. If you have a great match, you're a physical wonder. Look at this guy, like Dustin rose, he's better than he's ever been. But if you've missed one thing, oh, he's too old, get him out of the game. It's hard because I know you've had issues in the past with mental health and all the stuff we've been through. Does that bother you when you read that on social media? Does it stick in your head? No, because you know, I'm very open about it and everybody knows my dark times that I went through and stuff and I survived and came out the other end and then sticking to my guns, you know? So I've accepted it and nobody really it's more of an inspiration because on social media I try to be, I try to be more inspirational now because there's so much conflict and so much drama to crap on Twitter unless I'm not posting about a match or something like that. It's only like inspirational stuff and I think that has done me well and it's probably helped a few people along the way. Hey man, that's whatever. That's great. I'm glad. Let's talk about some of your matches that you appreciate that stick out for you. You and I have talked about the Cody match. That's really up there as well. If we really have spoke about it on the record before, let's talk about that because that was still one of the best matches in our company's history. And it was early early on, maybe the first pay per view or something first. How was that working against your brother? And this kind of goes into that because it was all time classic for sure. So a lot of people know because I've talked about it about me pitching to vents constantly, you know, like 6 years in a row, I wanted to work my brother on WrestleMania. And to be honest with you, you know, they just said it wasn't good enough to be on in that position. We had a match fast lane with stardust versus goldust and it was terrible. It was an awful, the finish came off a little awkward because his shoulder came up and there was a three count and it just, it was bad. And it wasn't in Cody's heart. It really wasn't in my heart, you know? So you go through it and then I leave and I come here and it's like this opportunity opens up to have this WrestleMania moment on double or nothing our first pay per view, you know? Let's give it all we got. And it was a two promo bill that I mean, I think the story was already there. It was already built up over the years because I had expressed it that I wanted this match. And now it was, hey, we need to deliver it.

Brett Owen Bret Dustin rose Dustin wrestling Wayne Gretzky Jacksonville Twitter Cody
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

03:29 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"And one of those opponents was you, yes, yes. Shamrock, Dustin, Austin, Austin, and the road warriors. So kind of tell me about that message. I watched it back and the crowd was just so crazy and so you've been in many arenas, right? And you've heard all kinds of reactions. Just has to rank up there with one of the loudest moments I've ever been or witnessed inside the ring. And of course, they're the heels and where the baby faces and it switched immediately. It's like, no, they love the heart foundation. They love the hearts here in this corner, and it was like, okay, well, we're going to be selling our asses off. Here we go. And we all did our little piece of business, but the whole match, it was just, it's allowed us. It has to be, like, from when I used to watch dad and or The Rock and roll and may not express it in a Charlotte coliseum, the old Charlotte coliseum, that was like some of the loudest matches I've ever heard because every girl was screaming for The Rock and roll express, right? It was like that, man. That saddle, what is it called? Saddle dome, right? Yeah. Loudly the acoustics in there were just perfect and it was sold out men just crazy. They built up for that match. It was such a wonderful part to be in a piece of that, you know? Because I think that's when Rhett and the guys are heels unless they're in Canada. Absolutely. But we had no idea the reactions were going to be that. That big, that big. It was like, no. You are not, you are not the baby faces. These guys are the baby faces. It's like, okay, well, shit. We gotta switch it on the fly, and a lot of people don't know how to do that. You just kind of go with it. How was that team put together? Because obviously the Harvard nation, there's 5. Do you remember like I said, a lot of that might be a little bit shady memories from that time frame for you too, but it was such kind of a ragtag collection of guys. Was there an angle for it, or the guys that did it? To be honest with you, I'd have to really look at it and go back because I can't remember a lot of things that happened. But I do remember that match and I just don't remember what led us up to that. Do you remember putting the match together? Kind of. Kind of. You know, it's a lot of okay. I'll do this to you. And you do this to me, type stuff. We really didn't have much of a structure. We just went out and had fun. It's like the old days when we just go out there and have fun and call stuff. And today, they don't do that, you know? Unless you're you, or, you know, if you and I were working, we would just know the finish and, you know, that's something I like. She's gone react. That's only like working with Eddie Kingston's. We called a couple things back here, but I did a lot of it out there. And that's where the magic is freedom, right? Yeah. Yes. You go out there in different towns, different arenas, right? And you have a set match that you're usually doing or whatever. It might not work in New York City as opposed to Philadelphia. And it's like you gotta switch it up, you gotta be able to be able to switch it up on the fly like that and make things work. This crowds are different. Deep South is a little different than the north. Yeah, I remember to do it was such a great spot there where I think at the end of the match, Steve gets into a little bit of pushing match with stew. And then he gets arrested. Yeah, I remember that. He was sitting on the front row. He Bruce was there too, right? All of them were there. You remember at the end of every part got in the ring? Yes. How crazy it was? It was nuts. Yeah, I remember. It was given the finger with the hand goes behind his back at that point in time, you know? Good shit. All right, sling

Charlotte coliseum heart foundation Austin Shamrock Dustin Rhett Eddie Kingston Canada New York City Philadelphia Steve Bruce
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

06:50 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"Explain that chupacabra, which means I think it means like a sucker, a bloodsucker, goat sucker. Goat sucker. Yeah, it's a Mexican bloodsucker in Mexico. Okay, so and you live in Texas and there's lots of sightings of these chupacabras in Texas. So what do you know about Thanksgiving? We always get together as a family. We have a little trailer and a side by side and we set little fires because we live out and we own my sister owns the whole cove basically and we can drive around a little stops. So we made a little fires for each little stop and we have like some s'mores and all that, you know, and we try to scare them all that kind of stuff. So we went out and made the fires and the golf carts are coming, we can hear them so we're waiting and I'm jumping in a tree because we like to scare the kids as they come by, you know? Because there's a whole trailer load of kids so they come to the first spot they come to the second and I'm sitting over there and we're lighting the fire towards the end of the end of the track there around the cove and there's a little cave that goes down a little alcove when you fall down towards the Lake. And we do a lot of hunting there. And it's perfect the way we've set it up and everything. So I'm sitting there and I'm waiting. I'm listening to them. They're probably half a mile away because it's a pretty big cope. And I hear this noise over in the trees and I'm like what the hell was that, man? I know dear sounds and a bear sounds and all the basic psych coyotes, all that. And all of a sudden I seen it kind of run by and dart us so I shine the spotlight over there on it and it saw me. I was like, I think that's a chupacabra. So I went after it, right? And they get pretty big. They get about 5 foot when they're standing on their hind feet. And I followed it and I was watching it run down and they kind of look like a cross of a real rabid coyote but bigger and there are two front bottom teeth come up kind of like a vampire, right? They don't have the two top ones, but the two bottom fangs stick way up. That's what kind of puts out the chupacabras. So I get down to the cave and I cornered him and that's the wrong thing to do and I found that out the first time and he watched Jurassic Park in that first movie where the guy Rex's Jeep and that thing that fans out, right? It made that same kind of noise and it hissed at me and it scared the shit out of me. It scared the shit, I mean, I just kind of backed out of there, man. He stood on his two hind legs and just made this evil noise that was just horrifying. So I ran back up and I was telling everybody about it and they're like, you didn't see no chupacabra. Yeah, you know, I did. So what color was it? It was like a gray and black, not striped, but you know, just real mangy looking. They look really mangy and rabid. Because sometimes they say that it could just be a coyote with mange, right? Which means it's kind of a parasite that basically eats the fur and their skin and all that. Yeah, yeah. So but it wasn't that a coyote with mange was not a coyote, man. And it stood on its back hind legs. Like Bigfoot or something. And I'm just like, you gotta be kidding me. And I had it cornered and that's the wrong thing to do and I did not have any firearms on me or anything. And it's, you know, we're here for the kids, we're lighting fires, having s'mores and doing all that, but I wanted to see it up close. And I got a really up close view of it. And it scared me. So when it went on to sign legs, you just took off running. I just kind of backed out of there, you know? Like a rattlesnake, you just kind of walk away from it and get away from a fort strikes you. And they could only do half the size of their body. If it's a 6 foot snake, they can only strike three foot. So you just kind of back out of there. That's what I did and I went back up the hill, but once I started getting up the hill, I kind of ran back and I was like, Jesus, and my heart was pounding. It was crazy. So if you told anybody that story before, a couple people, like the neighbors and stuff like that, and they see them all the time, they say. So that's the first my first encounter with an actual chupacabra though. That's unbelievable, because like you said, most people go, oh, come on. It wasn't, but you're talking to me is straight as you can. And the reason that you believe is because it jumped up on a time legs. Yes, that's the only reason it hissed at me and I saw the tube from things and I've seen pictures of them now and people have caught pictures of them. Some of them are phony and fake, but I've seen the real one and it looks a lot like them. And they have a place in odesa, Texas. I think one of the agricultural centers there or whatever other stuffed one, and it's like, that can't be real, but it is. What do you think it is? I don't know. A dog coyote mix, something, but with these big fangs. You know, it's interesting because this happens from time to time with a fine new species. And even there's a form of a rhino that they have found before that didn't think existed. There was a coelacanth, which are prehistoric fish. They thought I'd gone for millions of years. They caught one, just 50 years ago. So who's to say it's not some sort of, you know, untapped species that we had no idea about. It could be a reptilian that came up from the earth. It's crust, you know? I mean, you got aliens and reptilians that have been here forever. So they say. You got to go put your paint down and go back out there and scare the shit back out of it. I don't know about that, man. That thing scared me to death. Wow. And that was, did you say you had two? Just to one really that was up close like that. Gotcha. Yeah. Well, there you go, documented sighting of a chupacabra. And a great way to start a show we've been meaning to talk for a while about this. Yeah. And we were going to talk also about some of your favorite matches because we had the reason why this spurred spurred my memory job in memory is that we would talk a few weeks ago about how you're coming up on your 35th year in the business. And besides, besides you and sting, I have the most experience here, but you have more. You're one of the few that's been in the business longer than I have. We're all there together. Although together. Yeah, but a couple of years before I saw just thinking like 35 years and you've had such a career resurgence over the last few years since you came to AEW and, you know, people always ask me, like, what's your favorite match? I always have a bunch in my head, but I always kind of enjoy talking about them. And I thought maybe we could do the same with you. And another thing that we could just kick it right off because I just read a book, it's a great book about Davey boy and dynamite, the British bulldogs. And the whole story of their lives and their separate lives together and talked about the heart foundation, the 5 of them, when it was Brett anvil Owen, dynamite and Devi. And pillman. Pillman, yeah. And they had one of the greatest matches of one of the greatest shows Canadian stampede. No everyone remembers that show, and that match, but they forget a lot of times who the opponents were.

Texas mange Jurassic Park odesa Mexico Rex golf British bulldogs heart foundation Brett anvil Owen Davey pillman Pillman Devi
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

02:14 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"Jericho it is the pod of thunder and rock and roll. And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating a big thank you to all of you for listening to and hanging with me here on talk is Jericho. You know I love doing this show and I wouldn't be able to do it without all of you sexy beast talk is Jericho listeners so cheers and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. All right, got a good one for you today. Dustin Rhodes returns to talk as Jericho this time as a solo act. He came face to face the chupacabra and lived to tell the tale. He'll share the details coming up here. That's what we were going to start this show today. But he's also about to celebrate his 35th anniversary in the wrestling business. So we decided to break down some of his favorite all time matches. We hit the ten man tag, he had with the heart foundation, Brett Owen, the anvil, Jim neidhart, David boy Smith and Brian Pillman versus Dustin, Ken Shamrock, Steve Austin and the road warriors that was in Calgary. We got the gold dust versus savio Vega match at Madison Square Garden that really launched the popularity of the goldust character. The unbelievable backyard brawley had with Roddy Piper at WrestleMania 12. The crazy vignette pre shoot they did in LA kind of one of the precursors to the cinematic matches that we saw during the pandemic. This cinematic match that ended up with both guys being sent to the hospital. We got the 1992 WarGames match to sting squadron and the dangerous alliance and of course these huge match with his brother Cody at AW's first double or nothing pay per view. And of course we talked about what it's like for Dustin state at AW now that Cody has returned to WWE a great stuff coming up with the legendary Dustin Rhodes. And if you haven't booked your cabin yet for Chris Jericho's rock and rest in range at sea, four leaf clover, you still got time, there are cabins left at Chris Jericho cruise dot com. We set sail February 2nd for the first time ever. We're going to our own private island great stirrup K it's going to be amazing. Come hang with me. It's a pretty stock lineup of talent. We just announced a whole gaggle of AW talent over the last few days, including the acclaimed nyla rose, Vicki Guerrero, as well as Phoenix and lucha brothers Phoenix and Penta. We got Ricky Starks, top flight, Darius, joining his brother Dante Martin. Christopher

Dustin Rhodes Jericho heart foundation Brett Owen Jim neidhart David boy Smith Brian Pillman savio Vega Dustin Ken Shamrock dangerous alliance Steve Austin road warriors Roddy Piper brawley Madison Square Garden Cody wrestling Calgary
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

05:58 min | 2 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"To do. Nobody's going to tell cowboy what to do. And so his lack of or want to compromise was really, it was really hurtful at times. Well, I'll tell you what else is hurtful. Realizing you've overpaid because you didn't go to Geico. Let's talk about clash of the champions. We're finally here. It's not critically acclaimed. 72.6% thumbs down in the observer based on the readers of the observer, the show gets a 3.2 rating, a 4.8 share, it's in 1.93 million homes, and Meltzer would say it's the second lowest rating of all the clash of the champions. The only one to do worse was the June 22nd clash, which was just two days after a pay per view, and it was taped delayed with the NWA tag team tournament. The previous clash, which was the 20th anniversary special, did a 3.7. So we're down here from a 3.7 to 3.2. But a year prior, the same November clash, but from 1991, did a 4.3 rating. So we got a 26% decline, year here. It's tough and WCW here. Yeah, and look at the, here's how you can dissect that somewhat. The main event had a lot of star power and the one that got the better of the two ratings were discussing. And look at the names in it. You know, they found my spot here. Who was in the main event of the woman did the good writing Connie? Luger and Steiner. Okay. Star power. And, you know, and then who was in the main event of this last one, this is a tag match and it's going to be Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes taking on Shane Douglas and Ricky steamboat. And the magazine, our own magazine shit on it. I'm glad you said that because man, it's just, it tickles me that it doesn't just happen in the magazine. Again, that's the main event. Let's remind everybody. It's very Wyndham doing a heel turn after Dustin Rhodes. Show some sympathy for Ricky steamboat. So Dustin costs his team the tag titles. And now Shane Douglas and Ricky steamboat of the tag champs. They've got both the NWA and the WCW straps. That's the main event. It goes on last. But when you take your first commercial break here, we plug the magazine and say, don't forget to pick up the new WWE magazine where we break down how Barry Windham turned on Dustin Rhodes, a clash of the champions. Process what we just said here, guys. We give away the finish of the very show we're talking about in our very first commercial break. How does this happen? Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. And I think maybe one more line to that and nobody gave a shit. Yes. The thing about it, people were running from WCW about that time. But nobody wanted to touch it. Because it was identified as. The Titanic. It's going down. Right. And a lot of those people are going to turn her started backing away. We'll also support there. Because I'm sure in those some of those board meetings, those little dudes of the navy blue blazers, the light blue shirts and red ties that we're going to lose wrestling. We're going to make a move. And I'm sure is discussed. Because that would have been a big decision. Quite honestly. But anyway, it was so it's like, how can that happen? Somebody's not paying attention. And somebody, some bodies, didn't care enough. To want to fix it. So for a guy like me, this wrestling is alive, is it still is? For better or for worse. And I just don't. It was frustrating as shit. And sometimes these shows can end up being cathartic for me. You know, I did a thing with your casio the other day or I narrated the with him. Montreal screwjob. I think fans are really going to like it because it talks about the psychology. I talked about the psychology as it was happening. So we had visual aids, so to speak, on that deal. But it's one of the more fun things I've done. And I also know that I was the best looking guy on the set. No kidding. Castro did a good job. He's a good asset for you and me. Well, so is Geico. Let's talk about the crowd here. We got 7500 folks in the building. Only 700 of them were paying. 700 people paid $7000. This is a live special on TBS. Yeah. We gave out 14,000 free tickets. And of the 14,000 people who got free tickets. A little over half of them showed up. Hand like 5% of the folks who had an opportunity to get tickets actually gave a single dollar for them. This is just disaster and it's really a miracle that WCW continued beyond an into 93 and forward, like I know that they had never turned a profit by this point, but it doesn't even look like there's a path to profitability at this point, is there?

Dustin Rhodes Shane Douglas Ricky steamboat Barry Windham NWA WCW Geico Meltzer Luger Steiner Connie Wyndham Dustin wrestling WWE blazers navy
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

05:35 min | 8 months ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"As Kurt want a nice trip it was. Ask her what a ride it was. And if you're lucky, totally. If you're real lucky, you might survive. But I don't think so. 'cause nobody's lucky when they play with the snake. Not even you. The dirty white boy Jake the snake. Not a yeller, my goodness. So it didn't need to. Love it. That's good for him. I told a good story. Yeah. And again, you go back and say, it's much like a one of the things that makes me proud about being an Tony Khan's AW. Hall is the fact that these guys are doing these things in an improv improvisation. Yes. They're doing it and lived. They may have had mental notes of the promo he's going to give and understand knowing that I'm going to do this in the beginning. I'm going to try to maintain in the middle and this is my clothes. After that, there's nothing written down. And so I really admire those talents like Jake Roberts. He could go out there and cut a promo and tell a story that you could visualize as he was speaking. And if you go back and look at that interview again and even shutting your eyes to the point where you can say, okay, I see. I see what he's doing. I can visualize this interview. I can visualize these actions. And Jake was brilliant at that. Better than just about anybody I can think of. Taking a few mental bullet points and telling a story on live TV, one take, you don't get a chance to do it again. So impressive, man. And I think it goes to show not a lot of people can do that and do that well nowadays, unfortunately. And now you've gone to the scripted where you just make it so I can't imagine trying to memorize a script and then go out and deliver it live. And theological. Geological Paul, come on. You hear you show up for work, you fly in, you get the knot before, the morning off, you got a million things in your mind, and now you've got to memorize a script that may not be approved until later in the day which cuts down your time to memorize and interpret coffee. So it's really, I just think it's a system that's built for failure. Yeah. And if you're not talented enough to articulate your feelings in a promo form, you might want to think about another aspect of pro wrestling to be involved in. Because this may not be for you, you've got to be able to think on your own until those verbal stories and like I said, nobody was better at it, Jake. And oh, by the way, once you memorize it, then you got to deliver it like you were it yourself and make it believable. That's really hard. There's so much involved. So we talked about Jake here. Whose idea was it or made the decision JR do you remember to bring him back to the WWF in 96? He didn't wrestle at all 95, but he would return to the Royal Rumble here in January. We'll star power. He still doesn't name identity. There was a desire to see him. He and he had more importantly the DDT. And he brought that with him, even though it's the Royal Rumble or you're limited by going over the top rope, both feet touching the floor. He still had the DDT. So I just think it was an added special added attraction. To get people talking. Yeah. Any conversation at the time knowing he had was having still struggling with the drug and alcohol issues about potentially bringing him back at this point? No, not really. I didn't have him. I wasn't that role yet. I was helping JJ Dillon, but that wasn't my cross to bear. So this wasn't under my purview. But yeah, there's always going to be even today. You got somebody that's had a history of drug and alcohol abuse. They never leaves them. They still got to address those issues. And you say, well, what do I do? Well, you stay clean and sober. There you go. There's your answer. What else do you need to know? Were you having for lunch? Hey, big shout out to Dustin Rhodes, by the way, stop talking about staying clean and sober. He just celebrated a huge anniversary. I think it was 14 or 15 years, I just saw on social media. So kudos to him. And it's not an easy road to host. That's awesome. And he lived with it daily. You live with it daily, not only in your inner sanctum, and your mind, all those things, you live with it daily, and a death is in an amazing job. You've got a hell of a school down there in Texas. He's a valuable asset as a coach, AEW. And I know that the he works a lot with the ladies. Yes. And they love you. He's just terrific. So and he's improved their execution and their skill sets. No doubt. So yeah, I'm with you. Congratulations to Dustin. I know he says day one. And he just got the wrong lane one day and had a hell of a time getting out of it, but he did. And now he's a success story. Yeah, 14 years is what it was. So it can be done and kudos to him. Speaking of dealing with issues, there is a major issue you.

Jake Tony Khan Jake Roberts Kurt JJ Dillon Hall WWF wrestling Dustin Rhodes Paul Texas Dustin
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Here to see that there was the loving relationship between Dave Meltzer and Eric Bischoff started way back here in 1992. Yeah. The mannequin. Dustin Rhodes, Steve Austin, Brian Pillman, and Johnny B badd all get new contracts. Wow. Some of those names, Dustin Rhodes Steve Austin, pillman, Johnny bhat, were you part of any or all of these negotiations JR? I had info on all of them. And a lot of times it was JR, what do you think about Johnny B badd? Can we make something out of this guy? And my answer would be giving time. He'd not be my click. He's not a top guy right now. But he's got a top guy look. And a top guy gimmick. Austin, all along, I thought was going to be huge. And that kind of worked out. But all those guys are keepers Dustin. I'm amazed to watch the sporadically Russell for AW now and a shock to how good he still is. It's pretty amazing. Yeah, it is. It really is. And of course, Brian was Brian and nobody else lacking. And he had great chemistry with Austin and so we found out that putting them together would keep them both half assed sane. They enjoyed each other's company. And they enjoy the fact that there was no dominant tag team, so they were getting a chance to run with the ball a little bit. But all those are good signings. Well, we got to give the devil his due, JR. It's that time because he got it right, right here. Him and his readers. Your named best at play by play announcer by the observer readers for 1991. Yeah. Does that title mean anything to you at this point? Of course. Yeah, anytime you get an award from this voter known by fans, you can't just walk away from it, so that many things are wrestling. Well, how about this checks your cash in? That's wrestling too. How about your exposure on television every week? That's wrestling too. So yeah, it meant something. Excalibur, one of this year, last year. I told him the other day it was just kidding. I congratulated him and I said, I think he only got to win 15 more to timing. I love it. Keep him humble, JR. Well, he's done a good job. He's a smart guy, and he's trying awful hard. I never understood why we have a mask announcer. I was going to say, if you think he'll keep that forever. I don't know forever's a long time, Paul, but I think as long as he announces. I would think it's worth it. You know, and whether I like it or not, it doesn't matter. He does a good job. He's really detail oriented. He prepares like nobody else. I always say, you know, he's generally the smartest guy in the room when it comes to a lot of these things. Great voice, sounds good. Mark is a great guy. So, but yeah, I appreciated those getting a win every now and then on the melter deal. Yeah. Because he was a close it was kind of a close fraternity. For years, there was Lance, Gordon, and then I kind of come on the scene. And the game changer. Well you were Jim, you were a game changer, my friend. I was in the right place at the right time more often than not, but yeah, it means something. Different level of excitement. I have my phone kidding prodding Dave. They've been a friend of mine for 30 years. Do I finish much stock in it now? As I did then, probably not. And it's easy to say, well, you say that, because you're not winning the award anymore. And even melcher told me himself, maybe last year, he said it's just a whole different voting group. There are different demographic and the smart marks as they are called. Really. Have gravitated toward excalibur. And I get it. That's fine. Yeah. It does a hell of a job. He's on our team. I think he and Ian schiavone help a job. Fantastic. So, and it's not easy to do three men booth. But I love working with them. And he's really good. Anyway, I did, I always appreciate those awards. It's just, it's a win. It's a wind Paul. You know, it worked for me. Good. And it gave me a little satisfaction that somebody's noticed in my work. Somebody's recognizing you for what you're doing. Absolutely. That's right. There you go. Well, we've made it Jim. We're here. It's super brawl two live from Milwaukee and I'm gonna do it right. We're gonna play this awesome little intro clip..

Dustin Rhodes Johnny B Steve Austin Dave Meltzer Brian Pillman pillman Johnny bhat wrestling Eric Bischoff Brian JR. Well Dustin Russell Austin Paul Lance Ian schiavone melcher Gordon
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

05:33 min | 1 year ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"Right, am I selling too long? Am I doing this too long? Did I do something wrong? Are they seeing something that I don't see? So it's a whole different feel. So who have been kind of your biggest mentors here in AW? You have. Oh. Thank you. Oh gosh, it's a couple people. It's a big coaches your matches. Right now with Sanjay. Okay. Sanjay is the one who takes credit for my matches right now. I work with Dustin Rhodes as well. I work with QT Marshall. Billy Gunn, I'm just starting to talk to him a little bit because he wants me to be more big. Like he wants me to play up and stop selling so much down and if you remember, I just told you, I was selling like everybody else when I was training. So now I have to really focus on my character. Yeah, like my character being that I am larger than life I need to stand up with things. And I do need to not be so quick to okay, that didn't hurt that bad. You can't say that. You know? So I'm learning that and I'm learning how to start off slow, speed it up, speed it up, speed it up, speed it up, get angry get pissed. Okay, now you're hurt. All right, now you've got to sell that long. And it's harder to work longer matches too. Yeah, it is. See more weaknesses the longer matches go. Yep, yep. And it's just, I think a lot. Like I'm trying to get it over with the crowd. All right guys, I'm not as hurt right now, but I need you guys to focus on this point right now. This is where I'm hit. I need you all to see me because I'm to realize it's like a movie. You have to make it so obvious to people that, you know, you get hit. Usually you'll probably like, oh, and keep it moving, but I have to emphasize, okay, you just hit me in my chin, you keep on hitting me on my channel. I have to oversell this now. Right. So longer matches, I wouldn't say it's a tough spot for me because I love challenges and I want to be able to work 30 minute matches at one point in my life. And do things like the match that just happened on dynamite last week with Ryan. So Brian and hangman? Yes. Gotcha. It's not that it's tough. It's the okay. This is the front end of the match. This is the back of the match. All right, this is the black spot. It's nothing going on. So it's so much more than what people think. It's not just a match. It's everything you have to think about. You have to listen to the time cues. You have to think, listen to your partner. You have to listen to the crowd. You have to really just open up and take everything in. It's just not you now. Like, a squash match is about you. It's about you. Like, you literally, I'm about to do two moves. All right, I'm out see you later. In this match, all right, what story are we trying to tell? It's a story. Squash matches can be a story, but it's like, you know, you just, whatever. Longer matches or story like telling. Like, how can we both come out on top in this match? How can I make you look good? You make me look good. How can we engage the crowd and where are the moments in this match? How can we really settle and get people to see this is the moment in the match? How can we, okay, stretch this out and get people to bite on this. So it's so many different layers and formulas to these longer matches that me being less than a year in, that I'm still discovering. Literally every match I'm bringing something back. I'm bringing something back. Okay, all right, this thing looked good this match, but I'm gonna bring this back. I remember I did the chair shots. I was like, I never once held a chair, but now I know how to and now I know if you are giving me your back. Like, I'm just gonna like, I got different variations. I can do it. I know I don't want to hurt you, but I can't make myself look bad either. So I'm learning all this on the fly. And somebody flat, you can make them. I know, but if they're not, I know, but if they're not feeding me they're back then, you know, they're gonna have to take this chair. I'm not looking bad no more. But I have not, I'm not. But I'm learning on the job. I think the three way match, again, I just had it. Who was that? On the fly, it was with nyland thunder rosa. It was on the fly. So I mean, that's rare for girls for anybody to call a match for you girls to call it on the floor. And I say on the fly was more like I didn't have experience. And working a three way ever in my life. Like I've done the singles match. I've never had a three way so I'm like, okay, they're going at it. What do I do off on the side? Let me sell the cameras out on me, it's good, but we have a live crowd. So I have to just get some guys like okay, I got kicked, let me just let them do the right thing. Yeah. Just sit here. All right, that's the biggest thing for free because it feels so weird to have so weird. But all you got to remember is you're not on camera. Yeah, that's what you don't exist. Worry about it. Man, my last match with ruby, that's what I was thinking. And I was like, when Mercedes Martinez came in and they had went out on the side, I was like, it's fine. The camera's on them. That was watching me. Let me just rub my leg. We're all good. It's all good. So it's all a learning process. Like I said, I bring something back every match. And I'm learning on the job. I'm just learning on the fly. And I've been putting a very tough position but a very blessed position. I'm very thankful. And I'm just going to keep on learning and putting more tools in my toolbox and kill it. But it's a position that you can handle. It's very interesting because you're very similar to Anna Jay who's probably at about as many matches as and most of them on TV. Yes..

Sanjay Dustin Rhodes QT Marshall Billy Gunn hangman nyland thunder rosa squash Ryan Brian Mercedes Martinez ruby Anna Jay
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

"On saturdays dynamite and pretty much. The final two participants will meet up at full gear. Where we will figure out who's gonna get a future world title. Sorry about that. Who's going to get a future world title shot at the Champion they're between omega and page so for those of you. That can't read the fought there. Let me start with the far right bracket. So we're going to have dustin rhodes take on bryan danielson and they're right up under that lance archer is going to be facing eddie kingston now. Let's go over to the far left side gone.

dustin rhodes bryan danielson lance archer eddie kingston
"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Pop Culture Cosmos

Pop Culture Cosmos

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"dustin rhodes" Discussed on Pop Culture Cosmos

"A key point as well. So i mean there was all these name. Wrestlers on there is about fifty individuals. I think involved on that and it was something that again as you watched the episode and as you understand what's going on as far as that period of time. There were stewardesses harassed and accosted the allegations. Were there and i think they were seemingly very much founded and fact the wwe settled with at least two of those stewardesses. In fact one was bravely on the show telling her side of the story on the show. I give her a lot of credit for that and it really just shows a true dark side of the ring i mean vice has been accused of going tabloid and showing us up but again with professional wrestling behind the scenes. It gets pretty dark. And i think there's not too many more instances. There's maybe a couple more three. Be a couple of art. But there's not too many more instances that it gets darker than this plane ride from. Hell yeah and there's so many questions still coming out of it. Because there are some things that i was unaware of like for example. You've mentioned his name twice. Vincent man is on the plane. And i did not know that. I was unaware that i'd heard of all the other things that went on. Cutting off. michael. Hayes is pony tail and the the exposing yourself to the stewardesses and all the other stuff that went on. I was unaware of the whole situation. Between dustin rhodes and terry reynolds and how bat was a part of it. So you'll learn some new things. But i think i mean the bottom line is this turned into a train wreck of situation that my girlfriend ask vince. Mcmahon's on the plane. Why did he not do anything is painted to be that. He's jim ross. Go tell go tell the behave. It was kind of like. I'm gonna pull from my childhood. You knew that maybe the instance in my household imams coming to tell you to behave the next person that's coming. Italian ain't gonna be really nice about it is that you're still goofing off. You know what i mean to me. I'm like why was it that the scenario why wasn't a ross back. You couldn't get things under control. Vince and him go back and say it stops now or else..

dustin rhodes terry reynolds wrestling Vincent Hayes jim ross michael Mcmahon vince ross Vince