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"guerrero" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"People, especially men seem to think that women are catty when they get together, a bunch of pretty women. These girls, these women on the rams cheerleaders couldn't have been closer and more supportive, and that's where I really started to think about bonding with women and this power of a group of women. And it was such a great experience for me. There's an interesting liability that comes with the path that you guys had to take too. I used to use you on HLN, didn't I? Yeah, you did. So I had no problem getting on all your shows. But I had no problem getting you booked, but I came across Leigh Anne again after years and years had seen her forever. And I said, oh, you'd be great on the show. So I bring Leanne and I got pushback on her, okay? And the pushback was, I wasn't even going to push back. It was a very subtle, oh, what's wrong with drew? What's going on here? I come to work next day and there's Leigh Anne's calendar or something or Frederick's of Hollywood calendar. Dude, what's wrong with you? I said, don't do that to her. Don't do that to her. That was a thing she did as a model as you did. She's not that. I promise you, and I made them Booker. And after that she was on the show. And so the bothers me when that history is becomes a source of judgment or anything. Really troubles me. I was like, why would I be recommending her to be a commentator on a show if you're I mean, who cares? But that's why I wrote my book. Is that I wanted to take back my narrative of what people said about me. And when I got hired by Monday Night Football, the critics mainly on the east coast that hadn't seen me for ten years in sports like a lot of the Southern California sports fans had. Bristol Connecticut ESPN and New York kind of center of the universe media. They saw this Southern California woman who was a former cheerleader former model I had been in maxim. They're like, how could you hire her for the biggest job in sports casting? How can she be on the sidelines of Monday Night Football? No, we will not allow it. We're going to diminish her wherever we can. And so every interview I did, everything, everybody that I talked to in the media, they said, well, they handed the microphone for Monday Night Football sidelines to a girl who just threw down her pom poms. She's a cheerleader. She's a lingerie. This is where other women discounted ten years of my sports car. This is where other women need to support women. They can not feed. That's why what Julian said was so important to me because it was during that point when she stood up and she said, I know this woman, she knows what. She's been covering sports for a decade. Why are they calling her a cheerleader? Because I had, at that point, been a cheerleader 15, 20 years before. But I was still being called a cheerleader in the New York media. So it was very frustrating. So one of the reasons I wrote warrior was to take back my narrative and to say, look, this was certainly part of my life that I'm proud of. I do not regret having been a cheerleader or having posed for Playboy or having been a model. I don't regret, and I'm not diminishing any of that. I would never take one of those moments back. I think that's important. I want to be able to tell you how those experiences transformed me. Yeah. No, I think that's really important. And it's a historical suite. People have to understand that this is not just a personal story. There's a personal story in a context where certain opportunities there are the only ones and you can turn that into things that are deeply meaningful. I want to ask we only have about ten minutes left just so I want to ask about the mood disorder. What happened with that? You got to dump it. Yeah, so at one point, after I'd been fired from Monday Night Football, I still I didn't realize that led to firing. Oh yeah, yeah, I was fired after one season. And it was just devastating to me. I had spent my entire year at my entire career crafting this credibility in sports, and it was completely destroyed. And that was before the days of the current canceled. That's old fashioned way of cancer. One of the originals getting canceled. And so in 2003. So I even after I was fired, they didn't let up. They were still writing. Columnists radio shock jocks that I was still the butt of jokes, this stupid girl with big boobs that didn't know sports that got to be on Monday Night Football. That was the narrative. And I fed into that. I bought it. I absorbed it like a sponge. Until finally, I was driving down PCH, and I was listening to sports radio, which I shouldn't have been doing. And there was two guys that were reading a column from a Philadelphia newspaper about me. And how stupid I was and how I should just go off and have ten kids with a baseball player because that's all it was good for. And I almost drove off the cliff. On PCH, I almost drove off the cliff. But you had a moment and intention for that moment. Oh, yeah. And it had been in my mind for a while. Suicide. I had been thinking about it. I had destroyed my mother's name. I had taken her name, Guerrero, Guerrero, warrior. I had taken her name intentionally to connect with my heritage and to connect with her memory. And now I was a laughingstock. And all over sports. And I almost drove off that cliff. And instead, I pulled over and I called my dad. And I told him,
"guerrero" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Got picked up via plan B free agency to the Atlanta Falcons. So we had been very seriously dating for over a year. He went to the falcons, and I had originally wanted to be an actress. I had taken acting classes for years. I was getting acting roles. But while you were doing the rampage while I was doing rams. And he said, well, I want you to come with me. Let's move to Atlanta. I want you to be my live in girlfriend. And let's start our life. I'm going to Atlanta. And I first didn't want to because I wanted to be an actress. But I loved this guy. But I didn't want to go just as his girlfriend. So he said, okay, and so I almost, in a way, gave him an ultimatum about, you know, you got to get me the ring. You know, I'm not going to go as the girlfriend, but I'll go as the fiance. So he got me the ring. I went to Atlanta, he was there for three seasons and I went to the Atlanta Falcons at the time they didn't have a professional cheerleading squad. They had fired them years before. They used to in the 70s and then they got rid of them. So I said, look, if I'm going to be there, I'm going to work. And so I took my background and my knowledge for being a cheerleader, but also understanding marketing, understanding promotions out in the community, charity work from my dad. I'm going to make this unit kind of ambassadors for the falcons. Genius. Where they'll go out in the community. And I think I can get them sponsors so that the team doesn't have to pay for them. So I walked in to Tom Carroll breeding and Tommy nobis Tommy nobus was the GM former player and Carol breeding was the community relations director. I walked in with these binders on how you can have a professional cheerleading squad that makes this family friendly, makes the team look great, go out in the community, do charity work, make a little bit of money for the girls, but get it paid for by sponsors. And so they hired me on the spot. I did that. It became the youngest at that point I'm 28 or 29. Youngest entertainment director in cheerleader director in the league, the only female entertainment director in the league the second year, so I'm now hiring pregame shows, halftime shows, national anthem singers, postgame bands. I'm cutting any of the music that you hear at the stadium. It's not a great job. It was an amazing job. I thought I would do it forever. Yeah. I loved it. But then Hugh millen, my at the time, fiance gets cut. So then I have to decide, and now he goes to New England. So now he's a patriot. And he's like, okay, come with me. And now we've been together several years. We're not married, still. I'm still just now I'm D fiance. And I'm like, okay, I've now made my life here in Atlanta. I've got this great job I've got these women that I responsible for, my squad, and I've got this big and the Olympics are coming. They want me to be on the entertainment committee for the Atlanta Olympics. I want to stay here and they're opening the Georgia dome. And he's like, no, I want you to come with me. It's either me or your job. And so I am in love. So I follow him to New England. And
"guerrero" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
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"guerrero" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"And I had a really great agent who set me up with an interview to be the weekend sports guy for CBS two. Jim hill is still the main anchor, but they were looking for a weekend. Dude. And so he got me an interview and I got that job. So I was the first woman to get a contract here in LA. When I got to know you, which was probably probably during the early 90s. There were, in my head, I don't know if this is true, and I don't know if it's in your head the same way. There were sort of three of you flying around here in a similar kind of. It's unfair to call it similar career trajectories, but I imagine people would have thought of you three together. Do you know who I'm thinking of? Who did you think I'm just sort of in the same zone with you? And most of them are, I think, Friends of yours now, I think. A Jillian. So Jillian is number one, I think. Angelina was a weather girl. Another Caster and then morning anchor, but she got on the NFL Fox with Terry and at the time Jim Brown, those guy JP. And so she was a very well known national figure at that point. But you sports. But you were both, I always thought that you were placing the same trail. It felt like the same thing to me. Yeah, I think people thought of us as attractive or sexy or kind of body, funny. Yeah, but sports had something to head something to offer at the table. It was not just a violin there. It's like, no, there's somebody, and that was the first time that I really happened. It didn't seem. So and by the way, you look forward to you guys. You know what I mean? Because you guys were funny and interesting and would add something to the and we were at Fox at the scene. I was on best damn sports show when she was on that. Well, that's the other person I'm thinking about. Leanne. Leanne tweed, exactly. But she wasn't a sports person, at least she wasn't at the time. She was originally hired to be a model. To come on and do the sketches. Right. And yet she ended up at the DS two, right? Didn't she end up on the edge? She did. And I have mixed feelings about what happened with her. I don't even know. Because, you know, and I write about this in my book, and I write extensively about what happened at Fox sportsnet, best damn sports show and Monday Night Football on ABC. But this kind of point in time, but first of all, there couldn't be another show like best damn sports show period. Again today, it just wouldn't be allowed. But at the time it was kind of a man cave. It was like a dude show. And like the man show was like a bunch of dudes sitting around in a basement talking about sports. They allowed one girl in the Clubhouse and that was me. I was the original co host and update anchor for best damn sports show. And it was Tom. Tom Arnold, so it was Chris rose was the host. Tom Arnold, John salley, Michael Irvin, and John kruk. Yeah. So that was the original first couple of seasons. And I would trot up and down to the update desk and do live sports updates every 12 minutes for three minutes throughout the night from three to midnight. But in this two hour show, which was a live studio audience. Drew, it was insane. It was insane. It was really hard work. But throughout this two hour show, they would do comedy sketches, and they would bring in girls to be like lingerie models or dress up in a sexy nurse costume and sit on Tom's lap and just hijinks. And then the next section we bring on Shaq and he'd be in studio. And then we'd have Ben Affleck. It was a great show. In many ways, it was also a sock show if you were a woman. Sucked. It sucked. We don't. You're a woman. The setup was sucked. That's for sure. But I thought you guys, you know, it's just real quick. But I was we were watching my wife and I were watching a sort of a Playboy documentary and there was all this obvious exploitation going on and I go, and I said, why did you guys put up with that? And she goes, it's the only move we had. Your wife is exactly right. I love your wife, by the way. She nails it because, for example, when I started in sports, there was an expectation that I needed to look good.
"guerrero" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Twitter, and Instagram at four, Lisa Guerrero, and the number four, Lisa grill. Yes, thank you very much. Straighten me out wherever you possibly can. And just the name Guerrero, which I never thought about is pertinent to the name of this book. Tell me about that. So it was really interesting. I originally called the book between a jock and a hard place. Because of my sports background and then I married an athlete and I covered sports and blah blah blah. So it was going to be kind of a Chelsea handler ish look at a woman in sports, kind of a fish out of water. But then as I kept writing it and I kept kind of really honestly going back to how I felt during a lot of these important moments of my life and career, I discovered that I had gone through a lot of trauma and that I was still recovering from a lot of the negativity and the trolling that went on earlier in my career. Now I look brave, right? I'm an investigative reporter for inside dish and I chase bad guys and people consistently say, wow, how can you do that? You look so brave. And I started to feel like I was an impostor. Like I'm not really brave. And where did that come from? I get why people think I look like Wonder Woman, right? I've got this big hair and big boobs, and I'm running around, you know, the TV screen, chasing bad guys. So I get that that's the impression. But that's not how I felt. So I started to kind of reexamine why I'm writing the book and what really did happen to me. And so I went back to when I was 8 years old and my mother was 29. So I want to start with that. Yeah. So before you talk about that original trauma. Right. Which you and I have talked about before. A lot before. You said something in the book, I thought it almost made me cry. It was so profound about your dad. Tell that with what I'm talking. I think you know what I'm talking about. So because I always knew your dad was, you know, you know I knew your dad was exceptional. Remember, I talked about my dad because he raised me. He's a social worker. He's the real deal social worker, like no bullshit guy. But I never had or thought about it this way for you. You didn't have your mom, but you did have your dad. Yeah, so when I was little and kids realized that I didn't have a mom, which was kind of unheard of that young. They would feel sorry for me. And they would look at me with pity. And I looked at them with pity because they didn't have my dad. That's incredible. So it was traumatic to lose my mother at 8, but the fact that my father was the kind of father that he was. You know, the kind of the original girl dad. And he, you know, once my mother, my mother died very quickly, she was 29 years old. She had lymphoma. And she was diagnosed at Christmas, and she was gone by Valentine's Day. So she was 29. This was 1972. But my dad was a social worker with the Salvation army, and he had done a lot of counseling. And he looked at me and he decided that what he was going to do was to put me in grief therapy for children at Balboa park's children's theater. So I went through grief trauma. A grief trauma experience as a young actor, so they teach kids who have gone through loss, how to focus their emotion into a character. So you're almost playing and pretending. And you find a safe space to funnel your grief and your feelings and your emotions into through these characters that you're playing as an actor. So at 8 years old, I became an actor and started training through the method process. There's two different ways of acting, technique, and method. This is along the lines of method acting. And so it really gave me. I did. I started acting when I was, well, as a kid, you know, I was in all the plays and everything in school, but I got discovered at 15 by a modeling agent at my high school and she pretty quickly started putting me out on auditions. And I joined Sagan after doing a national Ford Ranger commercial. And I was 15. And immediately started acting, started doing small parts in matlock in the heat of the night. TV series from the 80s, and then you get to meet Andy Griffith? I didn't meet Andy. No, no, I didn't. I wasn't in his scenes. But I parlayed that into later in my 20s or a really great career as a model and an actress and find the ended up on sunset beach, which was an errand spelling show as a lead Francesca Vargas and that kind of launched me into people's living rooms every day. But it didn't stop there. How did the turn to the NFL world go? Again, going back to my dad. He discovered quite a relief that I was very interested in sports, and he was a big sports fan, and he taught me the secret language of sports that other girls didn't know. So we lived. Did you frame it that way? Or do you think of it that way, or did you look until I realized that I was talking about a quarterback controversy when I was in elementary school that other girls didn't know, but the boys did. So, you know, he would take me to chargers games. We lived above Qualcomm stadium at the time Jack Murphy stadium. And so my first game was a charger's game. I fell in love with Dan fouts. And I told my dad, when I grow up, I want to be a quarterback for the Chargers. And he goes, great, well, you better start practicing and he went out to the backyard and taught me how to throw a perfect spiral. And it wasn't until years later that I realized wait a minute. Girls aren't NFL quarterbacks. But my dad didn't tell me that. Today they put you on testosterone. And her career took a sharp rate turn. So yeah, that's kind of what happened. So my dad knew the language of sports he taught it to me. So when I got older and became a model and an actress, I would bring the sports page with me into hair and makeup every day. And I would chat with the crew about the Lakers or the Dodgers before I got on set as a soap opera of villainous. And at the time, now we're talking now we're moving into the 90s, there were no other female sportscasters here in LA with a contract.
Manoah, Blue Jays vs Castillo, Mariners in playoff opener
"The Blue Jays are back in the postseason for the first time since 2020 with names like George Springer Vladimir Guerrero junior and Bo bouchet looking to do damage at the plate Alec manoa coming off as 16 win season gets the start in game one This is what it's all for the bright lights Postseason baseball you know So there's we dream of as a kid and for me I'm just going to go out there and have some fun and play some baseball Springer the former astral's World Series MVP as 19 postseason home runs in 63 career postseason games Guerrero junior finished with 32 home runs this season but led the American League for a second straight season and hits John leatherby Toronto
"guerrero" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"We talked earlier about Minneapolis will, unfortunately, his life ends there as well. November 13th, he's found, passed away in his hotel room. Because the story goes, his nephew chavo discovers him. You're not on the road at the time. I don't think you're suffering from a recovering from your colon surgery. How do you hear about Eddie Guerrero, this guy spent so much time with? Man, we lose him, brushing his teeth. I'm not so sure that Bruce didn't break that news to me. You know, Bruce and I are working together and gosh, you look back at when we started working together, it was 30 years. Now in today's time, but I think maybe Ruth told me, I was that surgery was rough. And. It wasn't nearly as rough as you get in that news. I'll go through another surgery, fed out to hear that. It was his heartbreaking. We were ready. 38 years so Conrad, my God. You know, you and I got old clothes, 38 years old, probably. Yeah. It was heartbreaking. There's no other way to describe it. You just wonder why things in the way they end sometimes and sometimes there are no answers. And that's what's tough. You don't know the answer. But I think it was, if I remember correctly, you know, I think that's another thing that helped change things there at WWE is gas getting full physicals, blood work, all these things. Make sure the heart's good. So some of these tragedies and God knows they were tragedies. Some good came out of it because testing and Eddie looked great. He was feeling good. No problems that I'm aware of. As I said, if there were, I would have heard about him. So he called up with it. And I think wrestlers today need to take more care of their health. I don't think they're bulletproof. And invincible. That's not to take on that deal. Every company should have a process in place. I think the big ones do. To make sure they monitor the health of their talents. There's nothing more important than any wrestling company. There's two words, talent, and television. I learned that from every boss I've ever worked for. It's all
"guerrero" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"So what I'm going to ask here on the show for the first time is you can use Twitter at JRS BBQ. I'm sure Conrad's crew will throw something out there to encourage you to participate, but I'd like to know the fans opinion of the calls that I made are made with Lawler made with haman or whom ever it may be. In Texas or Toyota tummy. They may make the book, and I think that would be pretty cool. Because that way I also get a feel for what the fans have memorialized. Yes. And so we want to write about the behind the scenes of this call is blank. But what is that call? Right. So you guys out there listening and you got an idea or you want to share with your buddies. All the help is appreciated and necessary, by the way. So I don't know how I got off the net tangent, but any book I thought was pretty compelling. And I'm glad that he was open and honest and comfortable with the sale. He started getting more comfortable with himself, Conrad, and those later years. The pressure after WrestleMania, I mean, I'm sure going into WrestleMania is huge, but it almost feels like we've heard for years and years that Vince would maybe back in the day. Look, from WrestleMania two WrestleMania. So now it's not necessarily what have you done, but what will you do for me next? And what he's going to be doing next is he's going to be in a feud with John Bradshaw layfield. The next few months. This is when we're essentially hitting the reset button on Justin hawk Bradshaw and one half of the APA, and now he's this arrogant, almost JR Ewing type character, Dallas hateable villain heel, et cetera, et cetera. Good job. That was a perfect role for JBL. Yes. Fantastic. Yeah, I'm not knocking because this is OU Texas week. But he was easy to dislike. He was a great villain. And he reinvented himself and he moved up from being a midcard tag team guy. To the most influential heel, at that time in WWE, and made a great champion. Because everybody wanted to see he'll get his ass whipped. And that's the trait you're looking for. For a heel. Well, what's great is this Judgment Day of four match in May of O four. Man, this is one of the bloodiest battles in the history of not just WWE, but all of professional wrestling, Guerrero's going to cut himself maybe way too deep and allegedly I think hits an artery. He winds up going in the shock and passing out. He's rushed to the hospital, this is an unbelievable performance. I know that, you know, wrestling a lot of people are debating these days whether or not blood has a place in it. Well, it was everywhere in May of O four, it showed you the links that Eddie was willing to go to to tell a story to get a match over it or be in the main event to be the world champ. What were you thinking watching that back and saying, this is a lot of blood. Too much. Yeah. Too much blood. And I'm not knocking those guys. They had a great effort. They told a hell of a story. It was compelling. It was exciting. And I thought, at the end of the day, in hindsight being 2020, that it was a little too much. It became, I don't want to say it became distracting. But it kind of took the eye off the prize a little bit. So let's talk a little bit about, you know, what we're doing next, because before you know it, Eddie's going to lose the title to JBL, the very next month on pay per view. Was it too soon? Did Eddie have more legs in him as a champ, was he upset that the belt's coming off? Was it just trying to try something new? Talk me through how he handled that and why do you think this Conrad was the say that the undersized baby face is more valuable to us chasing the title that he once held than he is being chased. The psychology of it. Now, there's a lot of ways to look at it a lot of right ways to look at it, but I think Eddie being the challenger was not a bad thing. It kept him in the title picture. It kept me a good pay days. It kept house bookings. A lot of wins out that equation. So, but JBL, you know, it's hard to say anything bad because he made a hell of a champion. Right. He did a good job. When you become the most hated man in a company, and your personality is driving it, because JBL looks so natural. And his role that he created, he perfected. That it was a seamless. You couldn't see through it. And so he was, again, I told this Paul Heyman back in the late 80s. Goddamn, you're easy to dislike. Right. And which was meant and he knows it to this very day as a supreme compliment. Because you don't want to lock it, you don't want your heels don't need to have any too many redeeming social qualities other than being badass is a great athlete. It's unfortunate that we don't get to see him flirt with more world title opportunities, but boy he's got the most maybe the most sports entertainment story of all coming up next. In O 5, Eddie and Rey Mysterio start a feud that people are still talking about. Dominic is allegedly actually Eddie son. And of course this was famously born out of the time where Eddie was honest about writing in his book that once one time he and Vicky were separated and what if and boy in these crazy wrestling stories? What if one of your best friends? Sons was actually your own. They have a ladder match at SummerSlam with custody of Dominic at stake, Vicki Guerrero was introduced into the storyline really for the first time here. I know that this is maybe not something that the cowboy would have done or maybe so. Personal issues draw money. That's what they like to say down in the confederate national 18 inches. He'd be all for it. What'd you think of this creatively? We're going to involve, you know, families like this. Well, I had mixed emotions mixed. I thought it might become too soap opera ish for my personal taste. But the great thing about it was the payoff. The payoff was that latter match. My God in heaven. Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio in a ladder match. How do you meet that? Yeah. Where are you going to see that again? And what's the reason for this match? Well, it had a great reason. It had a wonderful stipulation. Everybody could understand. And they let two of the greatest workers in the world and Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio go out there and do their thing. I don't know, I don't have any idea who the age it was for that match. No clue. I'm sure somebody might know. But my sense is they let Eddie and ray write the music. And let him roll. They knew what they could do. They knew what they wanted to do and it was just a phenomenal ladder match. As good a letter matches, I can remember seeing it. It's a fantastic match, especially with the benefit of hindsight knowing that Dominic's in the company now and him and ray are still doing their thing and yeah. Boy, as Tom and Owen, maybe the biggest blessing of this whole rather silly angle is Vicky Guerrero. You know, I don't think anybody would have guessed she would have been such a phenomenal character. But this is how she's introduced and, man, she became a Hall of Famer in her own right, and it all happened right here. Another star, another star was born, Conrad, Vicki had, again, we didn't know that Vicky had the acting chops. Right. The showbiz chops that she had. How would we know? And so we realized she did. And she became a beloved character in WWE just as she's a beloved character right now to AEW. I'm so glad that we have her in our company because Vicky's mature, she's remarried, who's happy. She's healthy. And she gives a lot of counsel to the ladies of AEW. And I really respect her for that. Because, you know, it's tough. It's tough. Counseling people that don't understand the business, perhaps as they will eventually, she's just a terrific in our company, and I love her for that. So she's unselfish. She's just like Eddie was. In a sense of being unselfish. Eddie selfishness was to himself and stay and get high. Eating those vodka didn't start their goddamn M and M's. Yeah. So let's talk a little bit about the unfortunate circumstance of learning that we've lost any, and only 38
"guerrero" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"Development. Amazing development. He was given yet another chance with the most prized possession that Vince had. Yeah. The WWE title. So it happens. I can't believe it happens. Brock Lesnar goes down at no way out in San Francisco. This is a big time match. One of the most famous hated Guerrero, certainly the most important match in Andy Guerrero's history, there's been other big moments many others, but man winning the WWE title, after being released, not too terribly long before, overcoming all of that. This is one of the great success stories in wrestling. I mean, this is a guy who battled himself, pulled the nose up. I mean, just a phenomenal story, but maybe the most unlikely a story. You take a look at the type of size and performer that Vince really always went with, and they look more like Brock Lesnar. And now here's the guy we're actually calling the next big thing. But he's no longer the next big thing. He's the current big thing. He's your world champ and Eddie's going to beat him. Yeah. It's like a movie, is it not Jim? Oh, it is. And it's so it may be some fans and today they weren't familiar with art for me with Eddie's work. It may sound absurd. But as I think I've mentioned earlier, Eddie Russell bigger than he was. Yes. And I think nothing proves that any better than what he did with Brock Lesnar. And the fact that Brock Lesnar had so much respect for Eddie and his abilities that Brock had no issues that I'm aware of to this very day of doing the honors. In the cow palace, I believe, is I think Michael Cole called that match. I think it was SmackDown match. It was fantastic, yeah. That's right. Yeah. And I was there. I was there. I was standing down in a shadows. Wishing I was called it, like a little ego guy. But I do wish I'd have called it. I mean, it was personal to me. But that's not how that's not how the cookie crumbled in that respect. So, but he had great, he had a great series of matches with JBL. JBL 6 6. Yeah? Who else? He had another big wins over much bigger guys. All because he understood the concept of wrestling. And how to tell a story. Around the same time the company put out a documentary, cheating death, stealing life, the anti Guerrero story, and we know he's going to have, you know, the book as well. But we're really doubling down on Eric's story. Was any comfortable? Telling the whole story warts and all about his same debate struggles with the Nixon. He seemed to be Conrad. I think he was, I think he looked at it as something that could be perceived as cathartic. And that's my take on it. He never had, I'm not aware of any issues that he had with it. And I'm sure if he had serious issues, I'd have heard about it. Right. It's such a great story. But behind the scenes, I want to talk about how he's dealing with the stress and pressure of being the top guy. Bruce has talked about on his podcast that he felt like Eddie maybe put too much pressure on himself because once upon a time. The top guy was whoever held the belt was to quote unquote get all the credit or all the blame. If business is great, it's all this guy's fault. He drew the house. If business is bad, it's all this guy's fault. He's the shits. And you don't want after working your whole career to get this spot in this opportunity. You don't want to let it slip through your fingers. And allegedly, in those days Vince would be on the phone with his champion every day. I know Bruce used to talk to Eddie on the regular you did as well. How did he deal with the stress and pressure of being the guy? Challenging. It's a loud responsibility. To go on last, especially on a pay per view where they've seen everything seemingly hard. In responsibilities are hard, you know, staying out of trouble for some people hard. So I think he put a lot of undue pressure on himself. If Eddie had just relied on his instincts and his national ability to work, a match, perform at a high level. There have been an issue but this is Eddie was not way on that way. He was wound tighter than a fiddle string. So, you know, I don't know, I don't know how to explain any better. He just, he mentally was putting so much pressure on himself that he was making himself miserable. By being the WWE Champion. What a moment it was, WrestleMania 20, he's going to defeat Kurt Angle, it's a fantastic match, and there's a closing moment of the show, one of the more memorable moments of this era. 80 Guerrero and Chris Benoit hugging in the center of the ring, one is the champ of SmackDown, one is the champ of Monday Night Raw, the confetti comes down, it was a storybook ending for these two guys, of course, that's not the end of their story, but nobody would have ever imagined that they would be in that spot. Would you agree? Standing in the ring and Madison Square Garden, at WrestleMania 20. Are you kidding? No. It's a good question, Connor. I've been an asshole. I'm good at that. No. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Right. And I didn't know they were going to have a hug. So to me it hit me, especially emotional, emotionally. Mostly hard, I'm trying to say. And I'm not a worse man. I'm a wrestling announcer. Oh, that was one of the golden moments. You know, Connie, you know, I'm writing this third book. With Paul O'Brien. And we're going over, we're trying to come up with some of what the fans perceive to be JR's best calls. Yep. And what I had in the meeting this week, I said, I want the fans to be involved in this book, or than they have in the past. So let's create a venue for them.
"guerrero" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"Wing. Yeah. So he jumps at the chance to come back, April 1st, 2002, he's back on raw. He immediately wins the intercontinental title from Rob Van Dam a few weeks later at backlash, and he's back in the game, man, and we covered a lot of Eddie's O2 comeback. A few months back here on grilling JR, so check that out in the archives, but what a cool story. To see him back up and running, he moves over to SmackDown in the summer of O two, and I think you only called one or two more matches of Eddie's career because of that. You guys just wound up on separate shows, and obviously you're still working closely with him. But man, to think about all those great matches, it would have been cool to see you be the voice of more of those if given the opportunity. It would, I'm sorry, Connie. Yeah, it would have been great. It had been a dream come true. Because it's like senior kid graduate. You know, as one of those days. You can't repeat them sometimes. But yeah, I would like to be in the SmackDown chair on that night or him just be on raw. But he was so he was SmackDown was a big priority. I mentioned earlier that rampage is a high priority right now within the confines of AEW. Yes. We want to make this Friday night show good. And build a loyal audience, and I think we're going to do that. I really do. I enjoy the opportunity. You know, I worked the other day. I did a show with excalibur at siobhan. And I loved it. Just loved it. We had so much thought. And when he cut your roster of announcers down to three, everything becomes more manageable. Yeah. You're not driving in so much traffic. So that was the goal there. And I bring that up because it's part and parcel to what SmackDown was. And Vince wanted to load up some SmackDown, hence The Rock. And rock was on SmackDown. It was his show. Right. So all of a sudden, SmackDown became a higher priority. Simply because of the array of great talent that was performing on it. So yeah, I think Eddie's presence on SmackDown was specific. He had an amazing ability to connect with his Hispanic audience. Not just Hispanic audience, but with everybody. But especially the Hispanic fan base. So he was, again, and when that happened and it was explained to him, he took great pride in knowing that he was placed in that show for a reason. Right. You're important. And you can help us build this brand. And anytime you get a person wrestling, one of the great things that we had the opportunity to do occasionally in our career has helped build a brand. Yes. I mentioned I'm going to help build a rampage as best I possibly can with every ounce of my being. And Eddie had that same approach with SmackDown. He took it emotionally. He made an emotional investment in the show. And I think it showed immensely. If anybody was more entertaining on SmackDown, it might be The Rock. Yeah. That's a big shadow to stand in. But Eddie had no intimidation of that deal, Connie. He was, he was up for the challenge. So Annie and his nephew chavo are going to form Los Guerrero's tag team around this time, what'd you think of the team here? I mean, this is a fun stuff, and certainly great for Travis as well. It was great for chavo. It's great for the tag team division, my only issue was, is that I'm not so sure that the world was ready for another tag team. Yeah. It wasn't a tag team territory, shall we say? So, but they never had a bad match. Then of course the injury bug rears its ugly head once again. Everybody's snake bit in the equation. Well, they win the SmackDown version of the tag team titles at Survivor Series O two from Madison Square Garden. And Eddie spends most of his time here as a tag team wrestler until the summer with chavo and then later tajiri after chavo Torres triceps. But somewhere around here we start to say, hey, wait a minute. Let's pull this guy out of tags. Maybe it's time to strap the rocket to him. That was my thought. We know that chavos have also going to turn on 80 and early O four, and then lose to 80 at the Royal Rumble. We know Eddie's going to win a miniature Royal Rumble on SmackDown to get a title shot. But just talk about how that how did the tide turn? Did he have to come back in and prove himself to Vince? Essentially, yeah, okay. Essentially, Conrad, he wasn't a great pass, all this forgotten. All is forgiven, but all is not forgotten. If that makes any sense to you. Yeah. So. We were finally being able to unlock that combination to this heart soul of Eddie Guerrero, and Eddie Guerrero realizing that the opportunity existed in real time to be the top guy in the territory. The WWE Champion was
"guerrero" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"Who In my conversations with Eddie, and he had talked about his brother's working for cowboy and, you know, just breaking the ice and him being impressed that I had a working knowledge of his father. Things like that. We just got to, we bonded in that respect. And that's why he's such a particularly this is such a emotional show for me because Eddie and I, we bonded. Right. And we went through some rough waters together, Conrad. I'm telling you. So in any event, I just thought that I just thought that his work with China opened everybody's eyes that he, we got a player here. We know we got a wrestling player. We know he could do it more than anybody we've gotten a roster. It's called upon. But he was just he was just a so gifted and we had some of those gifts had never been unwrapped. So the radicals get back together and then Billy Gunn defeats Eddie Guerrero for the IC title in November of 2000, we're going to see Andy takes some time off for a hamstring injury and it feels like he's kind of floundering for a bit, but he does win the European title from test at WrestleMania 17 and malinka said in WWE's 80 documentary that he'd been one Saturn could see a real problem with it. He's starting to develop around the spring of 2001, and they even said they pulled you aside and a TV taping to tell you about it without Eddie's knowledge. Right. And I'm sure that, you know, there is a contingent of our listeners, we would say, oh, they're snitches, but this comes from a loving place. You're trying to help your friend, you're trying to get him help. You got some really good friends to be looking out for you here. What do you remember about this moment when they pulled you aside and said, hey, well, when they pulled me aside, we were in a venue at a building where we had to show that night. I don't remember where it was. And we need to talk to you. So my mind went automatically to talent relations guy and they're not happy with their pay. I was like that dog is going to hit the head of the club. You know, when you see your owner pick up that club, you kind of go someplace else, or you start cowering down. And they told me what the reason was for our conversation at this point in time. And Eddie was very good about hiding things. And he was good about going off to locker room and not being seen the rest of the day. And so we had, we had to have a chat. And I didn't tell him that his friends, smart me up. Just causes another issue. Yes. I didn't trust them. He didn't trust me. I'm going behind his back, all this other shit. So, but those guys stood up for Eddie. They loved him. And they showed their love by reaching out and hopefully getting Eddie some help. it doesn't happen right away because a few weeks after this, I guess 80 showed up in Minneapolis and no condition number perform. Meltzer had this to say, this is from the July 11th, 2001 issue of the observer, Guerrero, 33 was sent home because of the belief he was in no condition to perform on raw in Minneapolis, the descriptions of his condition were really bad. He was scheduled to wrestle Matt Hardy, Jeff had replaced him in the king of the king of the ring qualifier, he's basically gotten the same directive as Sean Michaels got. There's no timetable at this point in his return, and his angle involving Matt and lida has been dropped. Guerrero has been somewhat injury plagued ever since coming back too soon after a very serious auto accident on New Year's Eve of 1998. He's kept quiet about having a very bad back as it was said to have been in a real bad situation. So perhaps you could see Meltzer trying to read the tea leaves, this guy had a bad accident, came back too fast, maybe has started to over Medicaid in order to make the towns and now his friends are worried about him, huh? Is that fair to say? Yeah. I heard you say, I think that's accurate assessment of it. The next week Meltzer would say Guerrero will return, if he successfully completes rehab, his problems are believed to involve the use of prescription painkillers, which is obviously something quite common in wrestling. Rail's problems may date back to his auto accident and coming back too quickly in WCW with four noted drug issues coming up publicly in the company in just the past three months. Jim Ross has said the company is still not thinking about doing comprehensive drug testing as it did from late 91 through early 96, and an interview with slam wrestling, JR said we do drug tests upon cause, or we take appropriate action upon calls. We have a situation where in our view Eddie Guerrero was unfit to work and we took action. He's in therapy. I don't know what else we could do with him. So, let's talk about that. What do you remember about the whole, hey, we love you. We care about you, but you gotta go get treatment. I have one option. Yeah. All right, no, I was wrong. I had two options. I can get rid of you. Yeah. Which solves nothing. Yes. It takes a great talent and bears him even deeper. And Eddie was so emotional. He was so, he was sensitive. And so he,
"guerrero" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"About. It's something creative. She is a big star. But at the same time, he probably feels like, wait a minute. Is she going to be the star and I'm standing behind her, or do you have to navigate that with him at all? No, it's never talked about. It was not an issue. They became a unit. Yeah. They became a pair. And being great workers that he was. You know, he understood his role. Everybody's got a role, Conrad, in the business. Everybody's got a role. You know, right now, you know, people say, well, JR, why aren't you going to dynamite? Well, because the decision was made to help build, we want to build rampage. We want rampage to grow. And I want to be one of the guys. It helps rampage grow. I enjoyed doing that show. I don't have a problem with it all. And we got a lot of live rampages coming up on Friday night. So TNT. And I'm excited about it. I've done one of our shows, lots of anybody else working in the business right now. And I've done two hour shows, as you well know. But, you know, it's just my role right now. And I'm happy with it. And I think Eddie just saw the same thing. This is his role right now. And can you be used like a launch pad because once we discover the Eddie Guerrero has a personality Conrad. He's got a personality and he wants to share it. We've got a better opportunity for the return on our investment. And that's what we kept talking to you about. Use this as the next place before you get to the next place. Because there are going to be another next play for you. So Eddie and China are going to split up in storyline after Guerrero accidentally, pins are in a triple threat match to win the icy title, and then he's caught in the shower with two of godfather's ladies. This, don't get me wrong, is very much sports entertainment. But it's really one of the first times we get to see any display this amazing charisma, and this is probably what helps sell Vince on adding more than anything else, right? Well, yeah. I mean, a lot of guys that were hanging or Eddie's buddies. Were not shocked that we were discovering this amazing personality from this gifted
Judge held homerless, still at 60, Jays beat Yankees in 10th
"Vladimir Guerrero junior single to left from home captain biggio from second as to rebel's magic number to clinch a wild card spot is now three Speaking through a translator Guerrero junior says it's a confident James team heading into the final week of the regular season We're not afraid to fail I mean we're having fun right now And so I mean we just thinking the most since the first year trying to go in that game and just having fun For John G finished one for 5 of the night his low hit coming in the first inning a single the right field The last that the Yankees 7 game winning streak John Leatherman to run
The latest in sports
"AP sports subject freedom the NFL will not have an annual Pro Bowl this year instead the NFL will go to a skills competition for the AFC and NFC players displaying their football and non football skills the new event will be named the Pro Bowl games It'll take place in Vegas in February The New York Giants have dropped from the unbeaten ranks They were taking down at home by Dallas 23 16 CC lamb made a one handed touchdown grabbed a snap of fourth quarter tie Prior to Ezekiel Elliott's one yard plunge that tied it They always hold it down for us you know when we move in a little slow and I mean they've been doing it all year I mean how many sex they had a day 5 6 On the baseball circuit the New York Yankees could have clinched the AL east but Toronto had other plans also Aaron judge was sitting on 60 homers coming into the game John leatherbee reports Vladimir Guerrero Ginger single to left from home Calvin vigil from second as dorrell's magic number to clinch a wild card spot is now three For John G finished one for 5 of the night his low hit coming in the first inning a single to right field The law snapped the Yankees 7 game winning streak John leather bit to run Rice elder threw his first ever complete game a 6 hit shutout as the Atlanta Braves beat Washington ain't nothing It means a lot but I at the same time it's just another win We were trying to stack the wins on top of each other here and get ready for this weekend and the next three games after that So when a lot of the braves to move within a game of the NL east leading New York mets the braves admits with that big weekend showdown beginning on Friday Baltimore beat Boston 14 to 8 and Pittsburgh beats Cincinnati Jimmy Johnson is retiring from full-time racing the 7th time NASCAR champ told the AP He will focus on family Johnson says he'll race about ten bucket races a year Seems like a division one college football coach loses his job each week Georgia Tech parted ways with Jeff Collins Collins was ten and 28 He was in his fourth season The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be practicing in South Florida this week with hurricane Ian moving over to Florida's West Coast The Buccaneers will spend the week practicing at the facility of the Miami Dolphins
Arozarena 6 RBIs, Rays beat Blue Jays, tie for AL WC lead
"The rays have caught the Blue Jays in the AL wild card standings by blasting Toronto ten to 6 Randy of rose arena did the heavy lifting by slamming his 20th home run and collecting 6 RBIs A rose arena is three run Homer gave Tampa Bay a 6 four lead in the 5th inning He added a two run single in the 8th for insurance Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero junior hit RBI singles during a four run 5th that put the Blue Jays ahead four to three The outcome allows the race to clinch the season series and move into a tie with the Blue Jays for the first AL wild card I'm Dave ferry
Vierling's RBI single in 10th lifts Phillies past Blue Jays
"Matt really instructed RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning to give the come from behind four three win over the Blue Jays Philadelphia trail three nothing when they tied the game scoring three runs in the bottom of the 8th The walk off game winner by Verily was the first of his major league career he finished with 5 hits in the win Definitely found some holes tonight Then hit all the balls hard but they found him But yeah no I'm just I'm happy for the team half we got the wound happy that I could contribute to the win Vladimir Guerrero junior Homer for Toronto Michael luongo Philadelphia
Guerrero hits 100th homer at age 23, Blue Jays beat Rays 5-1
"Vladimir Guerrero junior hit his 28th home run of the season and Ron stripling pitched into the 7th as Toronto beat the rays 5 one at roger center Guerrero junior's first earning solo shot off Tampa Bay starter and losing pitcher drew Rasmussen was the 100th of his major league career stripling scattered three hits and struck out four for his 8th win of the season Change up sororities and lefties curveballs to get ahead You know sliders been good and then fastball and out up and down just kind of keeping guys off balance The wood moves the Jays and the top spot of the American League wild card a half game ahead of Seattle John leathery to run
Springer, Guerrero lead Jays to 9-2 rout of slumping Yanks
"George Springer won 5 for 5 Vladimir Guerrero junior hit a three run Homer and the Blue Jays defeated the slumping Yankees 9 to two It was a 5 run second that put New York back on its heels early in Toronto never relented The wind helped the Jays pull within 9 games back of the Yankees and the AL east and set the tone for Springer and the Blue Jays going forward Every game from here on is huge It doesn't matter who we're playing It's pretty much you know a playoff style mentality in all hands on deck Jose berrios gave up just two runs on 6 hits for the Jays Christian Arnold New York
Twins top Blue Jays 7-3 behind clutch Polanco, strong 'pen
"The twins beat the Blue Jays 7 to three to keep their two game lead over the guardians atop the AL central Jorge Polanco had a pair of two out RBIs Jose Miranda Homer and all star Luis Arias went three for 5 with an RBI Araya is double twice and scored on both of Polanco's clutch hits Those contributions allowed Minnesota to overcome Bo bichat's home run into the RBIs Blue Jays reliever Tim maze has suffered a dislocated non throwing shoulder while trying to field a bunt attempt in the 6th inning Vladimir Guerrero junior went two for 5 with a run scored extending his career high hitting streak to 17 games for the Blue Jays I'm Dave ferry
Jays' miscues lead to Gordon run in 10th, Twins win 6-5
"Nick Gordon slams a three run Homer and scored the winning run in the tenth inning of the twins 6 5 verdict over the Blue Jays Gordon had three hits and was the automatic runner when he reached third on an error and scored on a Fielder's choice Toronto forest X ratings on ray mail tapio RBI single and I thought new Minnesota closer Jose Lopez making his twins debut Tyler O'Malley became the team's first hurler to go 6 innings since July 24th Malley allowed one hit through the first four innings before giving up homers to Matt Chapman Santiago espinal and Vladimir Guerrero junior
Hernández, Guerrero homer as Blue Jays beat Twins 9-3
"The Blue Jays won for the 12th time in 15 games a 9 three drubbing of the twins Vladimir Guerrero junior slammed a three run Homer And teoscar Hernandez went deep for the second straight day Whit merrifield added a pair of hits in his Jay's debut Merrifield revealed earlier that he's now vaccinated against COVID-19 clearing him to play in Canada Alec minoa moved to 12 and 5 allowing two runs and two hits with four walks The outcome keeps the twins one game ahead of Cleveland atop the AL central The White Sox are two games back I'm Dave ferry
Hernández hits go-ahead 3-run HR, Blue Jays beat Tigers 5-3
"To ask her Hernandez belted a go ahead three run Homer in the 6th inning of the Blue Jays 11th win in 14 games 5 three versus the tigers Detroit led three one until Bo Bichette hit a sacrifice fly in the 6th and Hernandez followed with a 424 foot drive to center Vladimir Guerrero junior scored twice and stayed in the game after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch Tigers right hander drew hutchison allowed one run into hits and 5 innings against his former team but the bullpen couldn't make it stand up Reliever Trevor Richards got two outs to receive the win I'm Dave ferry
Hernández has winning hit, Jays rally in 10th to beat Royals
"The Blue Jays pulled out a 6 5 win over the royals on a walk off single by teoscar Hernandez in the tenth inning Toronto scored three in the tenth after Vinnie passed smacked a two run Homer in the top half to put the royals ahead 5 three Vladimir Guerrero sparked the Jays come back with an RBI double and scored on pinch hitter rymel tapio space hit Guerrero had three hits and reached base four times George Springer added a two run single in the Blue Jays 11th win in their last 13 home games versus Kansas City Jordan Romano got the wind despite allowing the go ahead Homer in the tenth I'm Dave
Hernández homers twice, Jays win first game under Schneider
"The Blue Jays whip the Phillies 8 to two after making a managerial change before the game John Schneider was promoted from bench coach to interim skipper following the dismissal of Charlie Montoya Teoscar Hernandez hit a pair of two run homers to lead the Jays to just their fourth win in 13 games this month Vladimir Guerrero junior also homered and Ross stripling held the Phillies to a pair of runs over 7 innings The Phillies dropped their fourth in a row despite Bryce and stats to run blast Losing pitcher Zack Wheeler was reached for 6 runs and 7 hits over four and two thirds I'm Dave
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton Named All-Star Starters
"Aaron judge and Giancarlo Stanton will represent the Yankees and will be teammates with angel stars Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani on the AL squad So will Toronto's Alejandro Kirk and Vladimir Guerrero junior Dodgers Mookie betts and Trey Turner will make up two thirds of the NL starting outfield The AL lineup includes Astros second baseman Jose Altuve White Sox shore stopped Tim Anderson and Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers Ronald Acuna junior of the braves made the NL starting lineup as did cubs catcher Wilson Contreras Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt Padres third baseman Manny Machado and giants outfielder jock Peterson I'm Dave
Mejía HRs twice, Rays sweep doubleheader with Blue Jays
"The rays took a double header from the Blue Jays winning 6 two and 11 5 Francisco mejia Homer twice in the nightcap and Isaac parades had three hits and 5 RBIs on the afternoon Parade is smacked a three run shot in game two All 9 race starters had at least one hit in game one at Tampa Bay finished with 13 hits in the opener and 14 in game two Vladimir Guerrero hit a solo blast for his 19th Homer and Bradley Zimmer added a two run shot in the second game The teams have split the first four games of the 5 game set I'm Dave
Guerrero drives in 3, Blue Jays beat Rays 9-2 on Canada Day
"Toronto used a 5 run third inning to power their way to a 9 two win over Tampa Bay at roger center The Jays had 5 doubles in the frame to get to start a Corey Kluber Jose barrios went 5 innings and scattered 8 hits to pick up his 6th win of the season 5 good evening and I picked up for the next one I want to keep building on top of that and trying to keep my confidence again Junior went three for three on the day including his 5th home run of the campaign The J is a one four of their last 5 John leatherby
Toronto beats Boston 7-2; Red Sox win streak ends at 7 games
"George Springer and Vladimir Guerrero junior had third inning home runs as sir Ronald took care of Boston 7 two at Rogers center Springer's 14th at Guerrero junior's 18th of the campaign was followed by Matt Chapman's two run shot in the 5th off Red Sox starter caught her siebel Obviously first to have bats didn't necessarily go the way I wanted them to but you know I think I made the adjustment there that third up at Kevin goldsman with 7 shutter anything striking out ten as Boston sees it 7 game winning streak come to an end John Luther Toronto
Blue Jays rally from 5 down, end Yankees' 9-game win streak
"The Yankees 9 game winning streak is over after the Blue Jays turned an 8 three deficit into a ten 9 victory over the AL east leaders The 5 run comeback came off home runs as Taylor Hernandez belted a go ahead three run blast in the 7th One inning after Lourdes guriel junior launched a Grand Slam to get Toronto within a run Vladimir Guerrero junior hit his 17th home run and George Springer also connected for the Blue Jays Josh Donaldson Anthony Rizzo glaber Torres Kyle higashioka and marwin Gonzalez each at home runs for the Yankees who led 8 three in the 6th inning I'm the
"guerrero" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"Just don't get a lot of that. And it. And i loved that charlene was like the driving force behind getting this project made and getting it made the way she wanted it like those stories are always so cool and like give you hope Even though the president of all you know having to already be ridiculously successful in order to get a movie the way you want it made is frustrating. And not only i mean. I love using that. Little wes anderson anecdote of like someone just being like. Here's ten million dollars. See what you come up with But she you know she she got it made you got. It made the way she wanted to. And she kicks buck an ass in it And i- deducting for i. I didn't like how dolphins character was kind of like slowly. Scaled scaled down and then killed in lingerie In a way that would you know. Keep looking at very particular way when the body was found and it's just kind of a such a sausage party on the on the production side and and in terms of a sink particularly with the writer where Like like we were talking about. I a straight guy being like. Would it be cool. Like is just yeah. You can tell. That is literally what they did. They're like yeah. This is going to be hot. And cool and provocative if we make women kissed each other. Yeah the word provocative. You're like okay so they just like we just need other voices in the room here like So yeah i i'll go. I'll go three. It was a fun. Movie fucking confusing as hell But like for in in terms of the action. It's unbelievable so i will give a nipple to share lease and i will give nipple to bill skarsgard and i'll give nipple to delphin vanessa. What about you. I mean y'all covered a lot of the same reasons for like the rating. I want to give it Although i am i'm giving it a three and a half nipples and there's a there's a specific reason for the half and that's his anybody that's ever just like watched a lot of like action. Martial arts punching knows that like a lot of like male action star stars get to have their like direct to video movies where the action is dope. But the story stinks said. It's kind of middling and You know what. I want female action stars to also be able to comfortably live and just like mediocre and may cause totally either have to be incredible or we don't exist and like honestly charlene's does a million movies where it's just like are we there yet but with punching because you know she just decides to do the direct video action thing then like cool. I want that for women to so The have star is. Because i want i i love any opportunity in which women just get to have a thing and that's fine yes does vary yeah getting mediocrity accessible to. Everyone should be a priority. Do get to do it all the time. Too much amazing. Well thank you so much for being here. Come comeback anytime i would love to. This is so fun and tell us about the podcast. Oh yeah kicking and screaming is a podcast. I co host with my husband. I actually came in as the screaming. And because he was the one with the martial arts background and like loved it. But then i ended up just falling deeply in love with both genres but basically what we do is we take either a horror movie or an action martial arts movie and One of us picks one and the other one has to counter with one of the other genre to make a double feature because frequently if you like one you're going to like the other one a lot of horror. People don't realize they love martial arts yet and a lot of people that are like into kung fu movies. Don't realize that they like horror yet. So for example like there. There's one we did. Pick right of chucky and He picked a movie. Heroes of the east. Which is another really good. One with a female action star at the helm which was like a marriage based one. But i ended up finding out stuff. I didn't know that i'd love yet. Or just examining stuff that already dug and is just a fun. Little genre party so awesome thank you and then where can people follow you online your social media anything else. You wanna plug. Oh yeah you can find me under at ness britain. It's still my Ex husband's name any as g. r. I t. t. o. N. on all forms of social media You can find the actual podcast kick scream pod under kick scream pot on all forms of social media and If you're into horror. I just did a series where i interviewed some incredible women filmmakers in horror for a woman in horror series. And it's one of my favorite series of interviews. I've ever done. You can watch me slowly fall in love every single one of these filmmakers. that's awesome. Oh that's so cool And then you can follow us on twitter and instagram. At bechtel cast you can subscribe to our matron at patriot.
"guerrero" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"American spy. This whole time. Working for the cia and john goodman is her boss. She's not british intelligence at all. That was i got the when the movie ended for the fourth time. I was like hello there. I just want my life back. And i'm like what do you mean by that because i don't know a damn thing about you i. It seems like this movie is setting up more. They're like oh we'll tell you more about her later there is a sequel in development. So maybe we will find out more information about lorraine in the meantime. Let's take a quick break and then we'll come right back to discuss. Pay com has shared the results from new one poll research and they're a real wakeup call for businesses. Employees are frustrated with the tech. They use it work. How bad is it. Judging by the stats. Pretty bad. for starters. Nearly seventy percent said they're willing to take a pay cut for tech. That's twice as good. You see employees want to be productive but are hamstrung by faulty tech wasting three hours a week. Twenty days a year. That's a shocking loss. Most businesses aren't prepared for but if employees had the right tech- seventy seven percent of them said they can get more work done faster with just one log in pay calms comprehensive technology automates hr and payroll tasks in a single software reducing. The time it takes to do them to just a few seconds for employers streamlines processes eliminates waste and automatically measures usage patterns that result in real time. Roi to learn how pay com can help restore employee. Morale and productivity visit pay com dot com slash.
"guerrero" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"Like. Oh how embarrassing. Oh my god. I love okay would watch. Let's write it so into this okay. So meanwhile percival finds stockton kills him and takes the watch with the list on it but he doesn't tell the rain that he has it when they'd like meet up to make arrangements to escort spyglass to west berlin because they're providing safe passage to him and his family to the west and then shortly after that this is when we also see percival colluding with the soviets. He's talking to once. The guy's name bremmer vich and so things seem pretty shady. They're the more last names that introduced us stuff. The harder of time. I have which is why i never got. A game of thrones right. Yeah in general anything. That has a lot of names is a tough one for me Especially because there's so many like codenames to or like names of people who you don't know what codename applies to what person and it's why. I've never been sober for a bond film. I just let it take me. You need it's so like and then and then the answer to your question of like who is is always like. Oh it's the guy with the beard and then you're like well that's actually really not helpful. There's forty of those they just come on and off but wherever they want. I didn't i okay. This was like a totally straps ovation. But the moment were john. Goodman shows up at the top of the berlin wall and he's wearing a hat. I almost didn't recognize him. I'm like have i ever seen john goodman and a hat and he was unrecognizable to me in that hat interesting. Does he wear hats listeners. Sound off in the comments. I don't know that. I've ever seen the man wear a hat. Maybe an inside lewellen davis. Ooh i think i distinctly think the backseat of a car. He might be wearing a hat but also that character has like. I'm wearing a hat energy. God i feel like i had just john. Goodman is so and. he's like amazed but he's so john goodman and all of his roles and i was just completely thrown by seeing him in a winter hat. Like that's not the man. I i've come to live. I knew the shape of his head was like. Where's the top of that ed john. Anyways lot of brilliant observations people coming jamie. John goodman hat three question marks mark off. Oh god okay. So meanwhile percival in lorraine go to east berlin to meet up with spyglass to get him safely to the west except there are a bunch of soviet snipers targeting spyglass they are unsuccessful but percival shoots spyglass which no one sees so. Now we're like. Yeah def definitely percival is maybe not a good guy here right. That guy we keep hearing is the bad guy he might be. The bad guy might be bad guy. Yeah so then following. That is when we get this like huge like ten minute long amazingly choreographed fight sequence where it so much. She finds the soviets kicks the shit out of them for ten minutes. She and spyglass escaped temporarily but then spyglass is killed when their car is kind of thrown into a river and he drowns So now lorraine believes percival to be a double agent. This is even more confirmed when he goes and kills del fien which lorraine finds out about right away. She's sad she then finds and kills percival and it seems like percival is like this. Codename double agent satchel but wait but then we see lorraine editing various audio recordings. She's like cutting things together to make. It seem like ed i was. I wrote down caitlyn editing. The bechtel cast every cutting out all the stuff. That's like oh no one wants to hear that this is going to come out and i'm going to be admitting to so many crimes. Yes are even as a but really going to implicate you for some messed up stuff. I'm the one that burned down. The i'm the reason the hindenburg crashed. I mean you said it. During the recording i evidence show goodness okay. So she's like yeah. She's cutting things together to make. It seem like percival was a traitor. When it seems like lorraine was satchel all along but then we cut to a few days. Later in paris lorraine as satchel meets with the main soviet bad guy brnovich. Who's about to kill her. But she kills him and all of his cronies because wait. She's not a traitor. She's still loyal to the british crown. Oh wait no. She isn't because she's been an american spy. This whole time. Working for the cia and john goodman is her boss. She's not british intelligence at all. That was i got the when the movie ended for the fourth time..
"guerrero" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"Exactly i love if you're a good actor that's possible and if you're not a good actor and then whatever i mean if you wanna do method for you know your craft or whatever but don't i just hate when it's used as an excuse to be addicted to people because it feels like that's where it usually goes. What about yelling at a p a is going to make this movie better for you right. Yeah the only actor who should be going method and like staying in that character. All the time is ben wisha as paddington. Yeah or alpha moina with doc. I'd let him so just spitballing. Charlie's is great. I feel like i mean. We're gonna be talking about her a lot today. I am so interested to hear what your plot celebrate. This is going to be. Because i think honestly i'll learn i. Well let me just give this disclaimer. This recap might not make any sense because again. I'm not sure how. Clearly i understand this movie but i i did watch it twice to prep for this episode. I really did my best to make this. Recap is clear as possible. But shrug who knows how it's going to go So he s. Here's the recap okay. We are in berlin. It's november nineteen eighty nine right before the fall of the berlin war wall. Yep let me try that again. Everything's going right before the fall of the berlin wall. We see a man. James gascoyne get murdered by a kgb agent named boxton then we cut to lorraine that's charlotte's therein Or thrown i-. Everyone's name in this episode is just gonna really trip me up it. Has it a little bit of accent on everything. So that's my moseley. Charlie's he's in london. She's in london. She's all bunged up. She's drinking vodka on ice which growth and her hair atomic blonde. she's british intelligence so like m. i six had to google. Mis six is is that i think that's roughly equivalent to like american cia okay. That's what i learned. Julia child in an early version of that right. Okay if you want the becomes. Julia child trivia. Then i'm like. Oh wait i now. We're speaking my language. And she goes to a debriefing where toby jones is there and so is john goodman from the cia. And they're like. Hey lorraine what happened in berlin. And then the movie cuts back and forth between this like debriefing and flashbacks of like what's actually happening in the story. What would have been really helpful. Is if toby jones and john goodman turned to camera and recap the cold war. It would've been super nice because this plot requires that you have a pretty thorough understanding of the cold war. The allegiance is and exactly what was going on at the end of nineteen. Eighty nine Yes yes i admittedly know so little about the cold war that i am embarrassed to admit how little i know about it I know that it was something about communism. And i know a little bit more now because i found a website that is The cold war explained for children. So i found this really helpful resource that explains to children. What the cold war was link it in the description and now i have a slightly better understanding but Yeah i just. I did not learn about those in history class and i don't know anything about it iconic. Thank you so much okay so then. We flashback to ten days earlier where toby jones is explaining to lorraine that immunity has been promised to a stasi officer code named spyglass in exchange for a document aka the list which is hidden in a wristwatch which contains names of every active clandestine officer currently in berlin. And all the shady things that they're into. I do kind of love that. I love the riddle inside of a riddle. It's all very. Has i feel smart. It's like national treasure. There's a clue inside a clue inside a clue if like the davinci code catholic and then you put the word apple in and it goes. Guess what that's code good grief so this is and then they say like this information if it falls into the wrong hands will extend the cold war for another forty years. The stakes are high. Really high state groundhog's day. Yeah so they think the man who killed gascoyne at the beginning of the movie now has this list. and everyone's looking for him including percival. That's james mcevoy. Who is in berlin. And then i think it's a flashback. Flashback to him talking to spyglass telling him that gascoyne never showed up with the list. But spyglass is like. Hey don't worry. I memorized it. So then lorraine heads to berlin to link up with percival. There's a mysterious woman who is following her. There's a few fight scenes. Where like the kgb pretending to be british intelligence show up and try to trick her but she beats the shit out of them with a shoe. Oh felt good meanwhile boxton. The guy with the list didn't report to his like soviet powell's the main guy they're being brnovich And they're realized that he's going to basically betray them and sell it on the black market. Yes then we cut back to lorraine she's trying to find this list. But there's also this traders. Double agent with codename satchel. Who is on the list and who lorraine is trying to expose or keep hidden. I don't know at this point in the movie around like ooh. there's too many. There's too many macguffin and i'm gonna get confused. Okay there's a. There's a list is out of a watch. But now they're satchel and i'm gonna get lost..
"guerrero" Discussed on Ladies Room
"Joel let's just explain for in case our earlier didn't see what was happening. But but the u. e. feed ended up showing ericsson on the field getting cpr. Yeah and it. It seemed very graphic to a lot of people who saw it live and it is teammates. The danish players surrounded him so that he was blocked it also flashed his wife. Eric's wife who was of course distraught. Because you know she could have been washing her husband. Die on the field. I mean it was that dramatic right and yeah and there's a lot of criticism of what was shown Take that up with you. Know uefa obviously the americans are just getting whatever feed is coming out everyone else else's getting whatever feet is coming out So it's all sort of water under the bridge because he is okay but they did come out with. Medics came out and said yesterday that you know he was gone before they started cpr and he had a heart attack. And we don't know why And i think that great reminder that you know no matter how in shape you are no matter how into fitness. You are no matter. How healthy you eat. That stuff can happen to anybody like lauren. Cpr people we also need to have defense everywhere and unfortunately you know this happens. I think more often than we realize. Just because you know if it doesn't happen at the professionals quite as much as it does in sports so so great hundred percent of course was a move about what was it. Fifteen twenty years ago to have add's which were those electric fibrillation Within a certain distance from field so that that athletes young athletes can be resuscitated. I what. I also wanna point out about this story..
"guerrero" Discussed on Ladies Room
"So glad we were able to get lisa on Like i said she somebody who you know. I have looked to for years. As as someone to sort of steady me and someone who's really been through the wringer and always understands what you're talking about when you're upset And i'm so glad that we were able to get here to share her wisdom one hundred percent. I think she really illustrates that double standard. Which is women. You know who might be hired there. Looks are factor in the reason that they're hired but then also just completely set up to fail in some ways not giving the institutional supports to really be able to succeed in a very different job for her something that she had done before. I just i love her candor. You know it was a really It was a really interesting time. I think it just you know personally. I was always worried that if i didn't come across as one hundred percent journalist you know that that that would derail my career. It felt like there was a very fine line If ten with what you were wearing or any of that stuff you could just goes to show how you know. The standards for women in the business were different and as she says. You really weren't able to be yourself and a lot of ways you had to play a role or you had that or you or you would be severely punished. Yeah and playing a role. I think is something that a lot of us. Identify with if you weren't. I mean there's i mean i'm sure it's the same for women that are hired for their looks but like if you're not like i was not hired for my looks obviously and i you know it seems to me like such a small problem like oh my god if i had to go out there and wear a short skirt like fine. I'm still going to beat you with my brain but You know you don't because no one ever has said to me. Julie put on super super short skirt. So it's like a c..