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Fresh update on "kurt" discussed on CBS Sports Radio
"National League save leader in 2001. You could see his plaque on the wall on San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame and also, you could go out to right field and you see a plaque for 300 saves. The public walk out in right field, So let me bring him in. Let's play smoke on the water and bring Robinette and how you doing today, Rob? I'm doing good. Thanks for having me on great job. Thank you, man. Thanks for joining me and you know this weekend, the Giants are playing the Marlins, and the first thing I thought was the 97 World Series team that she played on. So I started looking back and let's just talk about your starting staff Kevin Brown 16 and eight Alex Fernandez 17 and 12 al leader 11 and nine And we'll von Hernandez, nine and three. What about that starting staff going out against all these other teams? It was pretty good man. Those guys were all all horses, and those guys saw glutton and knew how to pitch. Our veteran guys they've been around for Forever, And it was definitely It was definitely pretty good starting staff for sure. And you know what? You know, we talk about the different ways. Baseball has been played 237 innings for Brown to 20 for Fernandez. Those numbers. You won't see any more course. Baseball's changed special with the starting pitching When you think of numbers like that, especially Kevin Brown, you know. Do you think about these guys going out 678 innings because that was the mindset of the starters back then. Yeah, You know that that for me that that was baseball Me, That's what those guys did You condition yourself the off season to go out and pitch seven year 80 appearances or go out pitched 200 plus innings and and You know, and not taking away from these guys the way it is, But the numbers dictate how these guys go. There's no I there's no eye candy. There's no eye looking at are the Dutch deal in like a You know, Kevin Brown looks well tired. They were not world. You let go five innings. You know back then it was, you know, we want the horse out there. We want that guy going 78 innings, and if you can complete it great, So it's a little different now and You know, it's a little harder for me to watch, but it's definitely definitely going on. And then you look in the bullpen. Jay Powell was. You're really a guy that came in before you. He was seven and two. He was in 74 games. You're in 73 games. That right there just tells you, you two are the horses out of the bullpen. Course. He was seven and two year two saves 3.2, but your numbers were fabulous. Nine and three. That just tells me a lot right there. 35 saves that year 81 strikeouts. When you start thinking of these numbers, I mean, do you really remember 73 games coming in always at the end of the game because you were definitely the best closer they had in many years. Yeah, you know that. Listen, I like pitching a lot. I You know, I was always trying to get in there every other day. Or every third day, at least. And and, uh, you know, so for me, I was a guy that wanted to get one of the ball one to get us much as possible. I didn't like the big 345 day layoffs. Um, you know, I felt like with my mechanics and my stuff I need to go out there and stay sharp and stay focused. And so for me. It was many pitches as many. Paris is like you get I wanted and you know, for for a few years, I was always the top top couple guys, you know, in appearances and and and for me, That's what I like that. Like, you know, the way I looked at. I was getting paid that day. I want to go out pitch. Your capture was Charles Johnson are pretty big target. Was he easy to work with? Was he a guy that you could maneuver? Was it a guy that could work with you? Charles. Great man. He for me. I was fortunate to have some great great catchers in the game. You know Pudge and Benito and Charles and Brian Johnson from guys that that knew how to how to catch knew how to call a game and you had a block balls and throw guys out for me. You know he was a He was one of the top guys out there. He's blocked everything and he had a great arm called the great game and definitely took took control of what was going on out there and for me You know we could get a situation. You know it made the game where things get going really quick and everything speeds up a little bit when it's when it's going bad, and he was always guy that would come out and calm me down a little bit. Just give you a breather and You know whether it was just a stupid question or whether hey, listen. Slow down. A little bit of whatever you do is always he was. Oh, he always knew what need to be that time. You know, I reflect on a lot of things. And one of the biggest things Buster Posey is doing now for the Giants is that same thing that communication side and you are short man. I was a starter. It's always easy to work with catchers when they communicate with you and my right on that right page with Charles Johnson. For sure. And he was that way. You know, I was, unfortunately, never had chanced. Oh, have Buster back there, but I've watched Buster Bunch and and he does the same thing he calls a great game he controls What's going on out there, that the tempo of it, you know if it's if that picture's out there, you know. Working too fast and tunnel. He slows it down. That was what Charles Charles, same thing kind of slowing it down. Make sure that you weren't getting out of. You know you work it into rusty. You weren't getting ahead of yourself and Charles was great with that way. We're talking Robinette an extra innings and we're talking about the 1997 world Syria's team, Of course, Robin and was part of it. A big part of I started looking at this roster, and my eyes has kept getting bigger and bigger. Jeffco nine. Bobby Bania, Edgar Renteria, Moises Alou, Devon White, Gary Sheffield, Cliff Floyd, Jim Eisenreich, Kurt Abbott, John Cangelosi, Craig Counsell, Darren Daulton. What the hell was that clubhouse like with all these guys? You know, it was pretty awful. I mean, it was pretty It was it was. It was unbelievable to see how you like, Say a lot of these guys. Veteran guys have been around a long time. And you know, I was still kind of still kind of my way up. So for me to sit there and watch You know, Watch those guys. I mean, I still remember. Playoffs, Man walk getting in getting the ballpark it wonder 1 30. Dalton was already You know you had a lather. He had a full uniform on he had gloves on. He had a patent middle, the clubhouse, taking swings and just get ready and and just just you walking to go away. We got six hours and he's already Lathered up and ready to go, man, like like the game's gonna start in 10 minutes, and you know, so for me, it was great and then you know, then, on the flip side after the game, there's always guys around around icing and Have the beer and just talk and talk about what happened that day and kind of went through the whole. You know what we get good What We did bad what we need to get better. So it was definitely club full of veteran guys that I sat there and listened to and just really admired..
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Little more I versatile and rob As far as his promise skills and everything rob was good too. Don't get me wrong. Rob was exceptional. But steve was very very talented. And i'm surprised and make but what happened. I think was. He went to vw and they were thinking about putting it on tv. They came out with a character that was a college student. Wanted him because he was so young so why him the be like a dumb ass college students. That's what they were going to start with them. And then they asked them to go to puerto rico for a while. I guess for a favor for somebody down there and they forgot about it for a few years and then i think bruce brought back though. Vw and things just fizzled out. And i'm just surprised and shocked. That steve browley didn't make it big. He was the reason i made in the company. And i think his talents would a people with absolutely loved them. He passed away. I think fourteen or fifteen years ago. Unfortunate yeah i think he passed away in a way but even when you went in the hall of fame i think on stage. You called him an unsung hero in your career. Right yes yes and he was he. I had the thank him especially him being up in heaven lord. I very grateful for what he did for me. That's a good story man. I'm glad we got to do. When frank wants to know with hindsight being twenty twenty given the fact that the ninety six olympics took place in. Wwe's backyard defined it. Strange you've got an offer from them or did someone from wcw reach out. And maybe i'm just missed remembering know. Somebody did approach me. I am not sure who it was. Somebody called me and told me that they were interested and that they heard i was interested in dobie. 'cause i just met with That week this was the same week. This is right after the olympics. When vince offer me that multimillion dollar deal and somebody called me and they said hey if you if you want advice call ric flair so i call rick flair to gave me his number. And i'm like rick how you doing. It's kurt angle. He's like. Oh my god kurt angle. I watched the olympics. I really appreciate your russ and my son's a wrestler. We started talking about wrestling. And i say what would it be smart to go to. Wcw said hell no. He said no. They're not gonna use you. Right you got wbz vince. We'll take care of you care of you don't come the wcw. They're gonna bury. You and rick was working for wcw at the time. So i thought you know he doesn't want me to take his spot or he's being honest and i think he was being honest. Yeah jeremy's lizard says aa recently told the story about where he wrestled sina said cena went out in the crowd and used a foam finger to flip you off and you beat the holy hill on sina for it. Do you remember this match. Was this all planned or are you trying to teach a lesson that night you know what. I didn't agree with what he did. And i wanted to send a little message to him. I just worked a little more snug You know i. I wanted him to know that You know when you go off and do stuff like that you know. We have a timeframe. And i have the match map out my head. Because john had less experience. I was calling the match. And it's not what. I wanted to do at that particular time. Because john was hovering between baby and face at the time and i was two and i didn't want the crowd to be rocked. Either way i wanted to be a half baby half face for both of us. John you know wanted to turn baby face and give me flipped me off with a big finger and So i sent him a message at night that you don't do that You know we we gotta you know if you're gonna do eh tell me i don't just go do it. And he didn't tell me. I but other you know i didn't have a problem with john. John was great to work with he was Exceptional athletes Had a great personality He had a great you know i guess work ethic he was just he was willing to work hard to make it and he did app. You finally made the decision. You know that one decision that you've been on the fence about do i become a member of ad free shows. Do i take the plunge and become part of the coolest most bad ass wrestling community out there. My friends the answer is yes. Yes yes and what cool do i have to tell you about this week. You asked if you were living under a rock. Then you need to know that conrad's team just got bigger another. Wwe hall of famer is now part of the family who might ask well. That's j e double jay double r e double t. That's right jeff. Jarrett is in the fold and his new weekly podcast makes its debut. Worldwide on tuesday may fourth my world with jeff jarrett. But maybe you're like me and you have no patience and wanna hear it early. An ad free will then add free. Shows is the place for you. Jeff and conrad already hosted a one hour interactive event for all members of at ratio. No matter their membership level and the best part jeff announced he will be back for more virtual events and qna sessions going forward. So don't we as slap nuts. Go to add. Free shows dot com and sign up today and join the wrestling movement. That is lighting the world on fire. Again that's bad. Free shows dot com. Another one from jeremy here during your pursuit of olympic gold. What did your weekly training regiment consist of. Oh gosh i would train nine to ten hours a day. It was really difficult. Because i got into this thing. It was called exhaust training. And that's when the train to your exhausted that's when the training begins so you train till you can't stand up anymore and then you start training again and it worked extremely well. My conditioning went through the roof. I i was never got tired. I would wear my opponents down. It was the only way i was going to win the olympic gold medal. Because i wasn't the best wasn't the strongest wasn't the biggest wasn't the most technical. What i did have is. I had lungs and i could. I had endurance. And if i could keep the match close long enough. I would wear my opponents down and get tired. And that's that's when it really kicked in. And that's when i would win the matches so trained myself to do that and You know in the mornings i would. I would train for about two hours. I would run on. Run seven miles. I would do. Twenty two hundred yard hill. Sprints go back and do sprint and jog on the air. Dine for thirty minutes and then i would do a half hour sauna in the afternoon i would. I would Go over technique wrestling. I would russ alive for an hour and a half two hours. And then i would do conditioning again at night. I'll do my playa metrics isometrics by heavy weight training and more conditioning. So i was doing nine to ten hours a day every single day of the week. I took one day off a month and that was it. it's no wonder he broke your neck. Hindsight isn't yeah suits. Ironic avenue in w. o. For life says you could go back and visit one thousand nine hundred ninety.
Fresh update on "kurt" discussed on Programming
"If a caution comes out, continues to change that's going to change about every other lap or so Dylan now Austin Dillon in the free pass position. No longer Elliot no longer Kozlowski no longer Kurt Busch or Ryan Blaney. It belongs at the moment. Tow Austin Dillon, Matt DiBenedetto trying to stay on Lead lap 10 cars on the lead lap and what we understand right now, and we can see it from the tower. Here. We look down it Kyle Busch's crew, Ben Bayshore and the group getting ready. Bring those cars onto pit road. Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell is on the pit lane as they get their service. Rusty. It's that time, and it's a difficult decision for a crew chief to have to bring a car in Running at the front of the field with just 63 laps to go well, from what we see it all day long. There's no way they can stay on these tires. He's tired. Do everything in the world for speed for expect them down Pit road about another. Oh, I'm guessing about 8 to 10 laps right now. And then they're taking to from there to the end on the tires I got and not tell you what, though. Well, they're gonna need Dr Boyer. Now, quick, these tires grippy, but they were all quickly. Absolutely money. Stop time coming up. This could be What determines who goes to Victory Lane and who goes man? Oh, man. We were so close. In a few moments ago, I was getting ready to talk to you. We were watching those green flag stops, and Kyle Busch's crew is just across the way. And so underrated. Watching these guys go to work as William Byron. Mrs. The entrance to pit road and Hill have to drive all the way around. You cannot make a mistake right now, Alex. No. Byron is in the top 10 on the lead lap. He was running seventh when he tried to Whoa! That Chevrolet down. He misses the entrance to pit road. The smart thing to do get it back up on the race track, so you don't have a commitment line violation. Force yourself to do a pass through penalty a swell so Here comes William Byron. This time, Alex Bowman. Also they're all of them. Coming down the pit lane. The last count goes to now 59 to go in the race. William Byron and Alex Bowman are on pit road. His goods, including Google for William Byron pounding on top of the war wagon over here after he missed that stuff, so four tires and feel for him, Alex Bowman is in a swell also Eric Jones, making a four tire pit stop. We're waiting the leader Logano coming up here in just a few history standing by speed post down here with that taste crystal clear in his way out of here. Taste. Elliott in the car has not been good of backing down in the race track..
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Being a team player is probably the reason why. Hey is conrad thompson. I know what you're thinking. This guy has another podcast. Listen i get it but let me explain for years. I've been asked if you can have a podcast with anyone in wrestling today. Not me and i'll be consistent. That one of those names was jeff. Jarrett and hear me out here jeff. Jarrett is a third generation. Promoter the group in the memphis territory. Broken the business.
Martinsville Cup Recap
"The final lap with kerry murphy is is on nascar cup series race recap from martinsville speedway which started on saturday under the lights and ended on sunday under the lights after heavy rains. Let's take a look ten to one. Kyle busch somehow kind of top ten with a mangled number eighteen race car. Then got kevin harvick tyler. Radic number eight. Christopher bell joey. Logano kyle larson william byron number four denny. Hamlin led more than half of the race and ends up third. Ouch and in second chase elliott comes up one spot short of the win. So let's head to victory lane. Our martin tricks. Junior has become the seasons. I race winner with twenty nine. Th career win third career martinsville win third of the last four races at this track and now with three grandfather clock trophies in his house. I'm not sure how he's going to get any sleep with that. Other stories on the day ryan blaney won. Both of stages led a ton of laps in this race. Only to get busted for leaving the pillbox equipment. The air hose and the gun. You're not supposed to bring that with you late in the race while running up front about forty three laps to go and a massive talladega like wreck bush. Chris butcher banged fenders took out the likes of kurt. Busch brad keselowski kyle busch cole. Custer alex bowman daniels wars and many others on lap. Three eighty six up next to the cup. Series is yet another short-track richmond. Raceway sunday three pm eastern on fox and martin tricks junior has won two of the last three at this track. Nineteen car again
The Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
"Without further. Ado i present to you. The case of more murray mars early life more was born on may fourth nineteen eighty two in hanson massachusetts. The fourth child of fred and laurie. She had two brothers an older brother. Fred and a younger brother. Kurt and two sisters kathleen and julie. Both older parents divorced when she was six and moved in with her mother. After her parents split she graduated from whitman. Hanson regional high school where. She was a star athlete on the school. Track team an excellent student. She scored a fourteen twenty on her. Sat and was accepted a west point which the united states military academy where she studied chemical engineering for three semesters she was released from west point on an honor violation for stealing five dollars worth of makeup after her dismissal from west point she transferred to the university of massachusetts amherst to study events prior to her disappearance in november of two thousand three free months before her disappearance maura admitted to using stolen credit card to order food from several restaurants. Discharge was dismissed after three months of good behavior on saturday february seventh two thousand and four two days before her disappearance morris. Father fred awry. Am i to take more a car. Shopping and later went to dinner with mara and whatever friends when they were done with dinner more dropped her father office motel room and borrowed his toyota corolla to return to campus to attend dorm party. She arrived at the party at ten thirty. Pm and left at two thirty the following morning at three thirty that morning one day before she disappeared she struck a guardrail on route. Nine in hadley causing nearly ten thousand dollars worth of damage to her father's car. No field sobriety test was conducted so she went to that party and probably got drunk and started driving. Her dad's car ran into a guardrail. One day before she disappeared and cost ten thousand dollars worth of damage to his core. The cops didn't feel the need to do any kind of sobriety test interesting.
U.S. gains 916,000 new jobs in March
"Hundred sixteen thousand new jobs in this economy in march restaurants and hotels education construction manufacturing. Honestly i could just go on naming industries. They have all added jobs. We're down to an unemployment rate of six percent even and that is with a whole bunch of people getting back into the labor force so marketplace's mitchell hartman gets us going with the goods of this very good jobs. Report positive comments were a dime. A dozen as i did. My economist calls today starting with nicole. Golden at the atlantic council definitely signs of a boom. Very happy to see it. What's michael farren at the mercatus center pumped up. Is the trajectory. Two hundred and thirty. Three thousand jobs added in january than four hundred sixty eight thousand in february and doubling again to more than nine hundred thousand in march. You think marches number is high april. And may's numbers are going to be positively eye-popping as larger and larger proportions of the population are vaccinated and more of the economy reopens the breadth of job growth. Is what impressed kurt. Long at the national association of federally insured credit unions not just hard hit bars and restaurants but retail transportation. The building trades finance. A lot of businesses are looking ahead to really strong consumer demand and they don't want to be caught flat-footed without the necessary employees. Getting everyone back to work especially unemployed. Parents will require more rebound in services for those workers says nicole golden at the atlantic council. We need childcare to come back because it employs a lot of women and in particular minority women and because the burden of care and school closures have pushed so many millions of women out of the labor force. Childcare jobs are still fifteen percent below pre pandemic
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"From traveling with them. Well i learned how to have fun. It was team iraq. We call ourselves rhino edge christian and kurt. That's crazy thing. Is you know when i started i you know. I didn't have the painkiller issue back. Then so we drank. We didn't take drugs. We you know we we went to the shows. Went to eat went to work out but we had a lot of fun together. We just had all had great chemistry. We'll have great personalities and we just had a blast. You know it was a lot of fun travel with those guys. And i actually it to this day They were my best friends. Rhino edging christian. We had a blast t wreck. Do you remember there being a time. Where somebody maybe one of the old timers or one of the top guys tried to I don't know twist your arm to come drink at the hotel bar because it feels like for years and years. That was what a lot of the guys did. Right at the end of the show or before the show the night before. Everybody's hanging out at the hotel bar and sometimes peer pressure is a real thing especially if they know you don't drink then almost becomes a game where they want to try to get you to drink and stuff like that happened in the first year. No and the reason is because i never went to the hotel's shitty hotels that we're only thirty nine dollars a night and nobody. There wasn't a bar there. You didn't have to worry about anybody. Pressuring you is went to sleep. So i didn't have to worry. I wasn't booked at the tv hotel which is what a lot of talent do. And that's where they ended up drinking. I would book myself. You know You know days in attell dance. Yeah so i did the simple basic hotel. So i wouldn't have to do that. You talked about money a little earlier. So i can't help but wonder since you've talked about how your family didn't exactly grow up wealthy. You know you guys were Just normal americans like all of us. Was there one guilty pleasure. Where when you the cash starts rolling in you're like hey man. I'm excited to finally be able to buy blank. What was blank the call. I bought my momma car being. Oh that's cool. That was that was a cool thing. I gave everybody my family after my wrestlemainia payoff. I gave everybody in my family Ten thousand dollars all my siblings by five siblings and my mom so that was sixty grand. And i gave out. That was really cool to do that because they all need the money as time man. That's awesome such a great story and I just can't thank you enough for sharing your experience and being so transparent with all of us. We've had a blast here and by the way the best way to support the show is to go pick up some chicken. Snacks baby over at physically fit dot com. Use promo code angle pod you get twenty percents off and over at kurt. Angle brand dot com. You can get a great deal on all your autograph goods. You're looking for eight by tens or birthday cards or milk cartons or whatever it is they've got it over at kurt. Angle brand dot com. We'll be back next week. Getting close to wrestlemania season. It's wrestlemainia twenty two coming up next week right here on the kurt angle. Show i gotta tell you. One of my favorite things do every single day as a go. Read the reviews for save with conrad dot com. Check this one out from paulo and riverbank california. He left us a five star review and he had this to say derek in the team or easy to work with and very accessible whole process was smooth and relatively fast him. I was able to save money and reduce my interest rate by about one percent no gimmicks conrad and his team will drop. Kick your costs and put you over with more money in your pocket it over to save with conrad dot com brother love when people work wrestling lingo into the reviews and it would cut a little promo. Thanks for that follow. You put a smile on my face today. And that's what we'd like to do for your family smile on your face with how much money you can save. You only perfect credit or money out of your pockets to do this and dude. If we can't save you some cash we won't waste your time. So what are you waiting for it yourself. A quick quote right now. Interest rates are on the rise. And you don't wanna miss. This waiting will only cost you money to save with conrad dot com and molest number six zero eight four equal housing lender and oh yeah no house payments for two months come get you some of that main gene save with conrad dot com..
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Because it was hilarious. Let's talk a little bit about The raw the happened on september eighteenth. It's the last raw. That's going to air on the usa network until oh five and they're in chicago and the show opens stephanie. Cutting a promo asking. If mick foley can cancel the triple h kurt angle matt scheduled for unforgiven but you appear and say the mass has to happen and you show a video montage of the times that triple h has accidentally stephanie. Triple h comes out in alludes. The you might be gay since you've just wanted to be stephanie's friend and aaa shows a clip of you at the ninety six olympics and i. It's a shot of your opponent's head and your crotch and then shot of you crying. After winning the olympic gold medal it triple h is encouraging you to come out of the closet on on smackdown before the paper you hit him in the ribs with a sledgehammer to get some sort of revenge but this segment while it may have been entertaining at the tom boy. This wouldn't fly twenty twenty one. What no no. Nothing gay combat. No way this was not going to happen. Not now but you know we. We have a lot more freedom to express ourselves differently and to say things that were offensive. That wouldn't fly right now. I kind of liked it. But i you know at the same time i i understand why things have changed. I just i just think that it was a lot easier in the time in the business back then to be able to do this And now you don't have a lot of choices yeah i. It's a different tom. Steyer society's changed let's talk about unforgiven. Two thousand september twenty four th were in philadelphia. The show sold out two hours. And we've got eighteen thousand fans in the building. Eight hundred and twenty two thousand dollar gate. The businesses just white hot and the semi main event is triple h versus you with mick foley as the special guest referee. Where about nine months worth of build here and i guess this is a little unusual because technically it's a heel vs heel match. Did you find that style of not. He'll versus baby face but he'll versus. He'll is that harder than he'll versus baby face or is it easier than baby face versus baby face. Or both i think he'll versus. He'll is the toughest one because the fans are not gonna cheer either one of you and you know when you're when you have a double baby face match. The fans are going to choose what side they want to cheer. When you're a heel versus heel they don't want to cheer for either of you so it's a lot harder to do. The green can be a lot more quiet than it usually is and even though triple h was a big name in the business. He was creating a lot of heat. With stephanie. And i was creating a lot of heat by trying to tear up their their relationships so Yeah the the. This was a really tough match to do. And i understand why The fans didn't respond the way they were were expected to you because we were both heels. The moscow seventeen minutes and twenty six seconds. It's a no match gets three and a quarter stars from the observer Meltzer would say Anger got a near fall with a belly to belly suplex. It was scary quiet. Considering who it was and how good it was angle misdemeanor assault aaa did a one armed pedigree still selling the left arm. Stephanie was called in triple h to make a choice. And she kicked angle. Low triple h then delivered a pedigree for the pin and stephanie acted like she felt guilty about what she and triple h quote unquote forced to kiss honor while he was all bloody and she acted repulsed. Lots of unpack here. Did you think this was the right way to unwind this storyline now because they didn't go any further with it was kind of died down after that. So you know him. You know getting frick shua. Stephanie would have pissed me off. Even more and i would have Energetic even more. And by then i wasn't the story kind of died off after that so i'm not sure why they ended it like they did but i would happen was austin was returning. He named an opponent and triple h was available. Because vince wanted me to rest of the rock the next month so i think that they had the end the story line abruptly and go blagent stone cold eventually so i don't i don't know any other reason because that the storyline could've continued when he when he repulsed stephanie. By kissing her would all blindly and forced himself honor that was just another storyline to continue it and continue the program and we didn't do that so i would imagine it's because i was we become world. I think it was a last second decision. Events wanted me to be world champion and he wanted higher to go off with the program with stone cold so i don't know any other reason that okay. 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Equal housing lender. Get yourself a quote right now. Interest rates are on the rise. And you don't wanna miss it. Waiting will only cost you money. Hurry save with conrad dot com. There's a famous story out there and it might be bullshit as with a lot of things in wrestling becomes telephone telegram taylor wrestler but there is a famous story that once upon a time in creative meeting Apparently according to the legend triple h spoke up and said something like he wanted this angle done because a guy like me referencing triple h would not lose a girl to a guy like him saying the quote unquote kurt angle character and i think some of the folks were sort of taken aback by that. Like what the fuck its wrestling. Who cares but also to you bring up a great point that perhaps he just thought an in these in this era especially you're paid based on where you are on the card and if you're in the main event and pay per view bonuses and whatnot so if he thinks relates has a shot to wrestle steve austin well that's gonna be more money than.
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Or torn quads on paper view. So he he's a bad ass in his own right and so he has to not that anybody doubted any of that from you. But to know that you're gonna take this justice seriously as you did the olympics and even when it's probably against better judgment and all conventional wisdom to continue the match. You did what needed to be done for the good of his business. You probably had a feather in your cap for whatever was going to come with events in the future right well. That's why you know. A couple months. Later i got held. The you know the handed. The world title dobie championship. I believe it really occurred because of the summerslam rematch. I really do. I think the events might wanna hold off until after wrestlemania the following year to give me the title but when he saw what i did and i stepped up he said let's give it to them now. So that's that's how that's how it occurred. This is probably an uncomfortable. Conversation have but after an injury like that in a match like that. And you're going to go to the hospital. What does that look like someone in the office take you to the call an ambulance. What's that process like that night after a big injury like this and you need to go get checked out. Is anyone with you. Is anyone helping arrange anything or you just flying solo here. We had a trainer name. Chris and he would. He would go with us than hospital so he he was with me and the paramedics are always there at the arena so i had an ambulance there to take me so you know. Everything's right there for you to get you to the hospital and yet they're going to let have a trainer go with you know nobody else came with me so i expect anyone else to days off after the injury. You're working on all the very next night. Although not in a match but there is a huge argument in the ring with you in triple h e shoves you out of the ring and He grabbed your head when you hit the floor. Probably not the most advisable thing i mean. I'm not a doctor. You suffer a concussion that night right you had to you know i. I don't think i should have done anything. Physical the next night Although it wasn't that much you know the spot. That idea wasn't that hard to do. So i you know. I'm not sure why grabbed my head. May because vince wanted me to pretend the concussion was still affecting me. Yeah but I don't remember what we should also mention to that. Because i could see how out of context what we just said could be taken as a sort of shitting on wbz. But we didn't know what we know about head trauma back then that we know now back then people used to say things like oh you got your bell rancor yeah. They're afraid as you got your bell rung. You know you got dinged but you know it's it's a very serious now especially concussions so you if you have any inkling of concussion you're not going to be cleared to wrestle to do anything for a while. Yeah so a lot of fans online sometimes saying oh miss. You know the way things used to be safe you performers will this is. This is a great improvement from where it used to be right. The whole the whole drug program. They have a concussion program How they have a created a more doctors coming to the arenas trainers everything's available for you. So you know. They're they're they're catering has is excellent five-star catering now Back when i started you got pizza and there are a lot different things. Everything's available to the talent and this is the best. This company has ever been able to produce for the talent you go. It can be a little frustrating. Especially if you're in a hurry or running late to find yourself at a railway crossing waiting for a train and if the signals are going the trains not even there yet you may feel a bit tempted to try and sneak across the tracks will don't ever to the naked eye. Trains often appear to be further away and moving slower than they are and they can't stop quickly and even if the engineer hits the emergency brakes right away. It could take a train over a mile to stop over a mile to stop by that time. It's too late. And the result is a potential deadly crash. The point is you can't know how quickly the train will arrive. The train can't stop quickly and even if it sees you an ends in disaster if the signals are on the train is on its way and you just need to remember one thing stop. Trains can't paid for by nitsa on august. Twenty four th on smackdown someone reports the triple h or someone reports as to the police for spousal abuse and then he's taken into questioning and of course you're the prom suspect as to who ratted him out but it wasn't you Foley mexico stephanie. Your partner for the night and the main event against the rock and lita who won by the way the idea is folly has may has decided to make a tense situation even worse. He's playing both sides against the middle here and we get some really fun segments with him i. He's talking to you from behind a desk and the camera pans over to show his desk on motorized cart. That drives off. How great was mick foley. And his commissioner oil. He was awesome. He had a great personality. He's he's one of the funniest guys have ever met. And you know he always produced always came up with material. A lot of stuff you came up with was on his own he he would come up with his own creative stuff and he was really good at that. He did extremely well with it. There are after that we find out the test called the cops to triple. H back for stealing stephanie. One year prior and it starts to get a little more convoluted from here on august. Twenty ninth you're working with eddie guerrero. In the main event on smackdown in two days later on the thirty first and stephanie. Is your manager here. Of course aaa gets involved but through the beginning of your first title reign. You're working with stephanie. Is your manager. How was it working with stephanie. Asher remainder of course she probably under stripes that night at summerslam saying get your ass in the ring but how was she here. You know stephanie was great to work with. She never missed the spot during a match. Her promo skills were really good The only the reason i didn't feel comfortable. There's my managers because she was engaged to triple h and just didn't feel right but other than that chest avenue was a great manager. She was awesome on september fourth row. You're in a triple threat. Match with eddie guerrero in the intercontinental champion china. She does a good job here and you had a really snug clothesline and the crowd reacts almost with an audible gasp like. They didn't want to see that. But the answers even defend you a little bit and then she hits a snug clothesline on you eventually though you hit her with the bell a knockout eddie accidentally pincer and wins the title. It's one of the more unique major title changes in history. How would you describe this match. What do you remember about this. I you know any stole the show with that one. I mean when he coverage china and was holding her like you know she was hurt because Here with the title he was holding her. And with the red rev counter. Three and eddie's head popped up. Like oh i just penned her in pender. It was just a great way to switch the title. I mean it was really creative and it seemed like any didn't really try to do it. And then he was just trying to protect china and he ended up being the intercontinental champion..
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Stephanie was expected me to pull them out. Because that's what. I was told to do before the match when we were playing the match earlier. But i i was just remembering whatever she told me so. She didn't tell me to do something. I wasn't going to do it. So i only trip the rock. I didn't pull them out. And then she looked at me said pull out so i pulled him out. She looked at me against fromm into the steps. I through steph. She looks at me and says getting the damn ring. So i couldn't remember anything that i had to do. And she had to keep reminding me when i got in the ring triple h took over and he was telling me what to do and and how to do it and you know there is even a point where he was going to hit me with a hammer a sledgehammer and he went up. Grab because they knew. I wasn't gonna dock and was behind me so grab my head. We went to hit me with the he pulled my head down and hit the rock with it because was was supposed to happen but i get a dog. Because i didn't know ryan so like the whole match was like that. It was a frigging nightmare for triple h in the rock. They had to carry me that whole matching. I don't even remember anything. I remember going through the table. Hit the floor and now it's that's it. I don't remember any other part of the match. It really is pretty remarkable when you think about today. no. I mean and i'm just thinking about it from your perspective. You're finally in the main event of a pay per view so this is probably going to be you know. I don't want you to tell us a number but this is your biggest payday in wrestling right and your unconscious for it. I don't remember what it was like. Hey i hope it went well unbelievable thing but of course it happens to me so i'm not surprised but in a weird way. We all know that vince. Vince is a tough guy and has respect for tough guys. I mean and i know some people will say elvin cena tough guy well fuck and walked around on broken or torn quads on paper view. So he he's a bad ass in his own right and so he has to not that anybody doubted any of that from you. But to know that you're gonna take this justice seriously as you did the olympics and even when it's probably against better judgment and all conventional wisdom to continue the match. You did what needed to be done for the good of his business. You probably had a feather in your cap for whatever was going to come with events in the future right well. That's why you know. A couple months. Later i got held. The you know the handed. The world title dobie championship. I believe it really occurred because of the summerslam rematch. I really do. I think the events might wanna hold off until after wrestlemania the following year to give me the title but when he saw what i did and i stepped up he said let's give it to them now. So that's that's how that's how it occurred. This is probably an uncomfortable. Conversation have but after an injury like that in a match like that. And you're going to go to the hospital. What does that look like someone in the office take you to the call an ambulance. What's that process like that night after a big injury like this and you need to go get checked out. Is anyone with you. Is anyone helping arrange anything or you just flying solo here. We had a trainer name. Chris and he would. He would go with us than hospital so he he was with me and the paramedics are always there at the arena so i had an ambulance there to take me so you know. Everything's right there for you to get you to the hospital and yet they're going to let have a trainer go with you know nobody else came with me so i expect anyone else to days off after the injury. You're working on all the very next night. Although not in a match but there is a huge argument in the ring with you in triple h e shoves you out of the ring and He grabbed your head when you hit the floor. Probably not the most advisable thing i mean. I'm not a doctor. You suffer a concussion that night right you had to you know i. I don't think i should have done anything. Physical the next night Although it wasn't that much you know the spot. That idea wasn't that hard to do. So i you know. I'm not sure why grabbed my head. May because vince wanted me to pretend the concussion was still affecting me. Yeah but I don't remember what we should also mention to that. Because i could see how out of context what we just said could be taken as a sort of shitting on wbz. But we didn't know what we know about head trauma back then that we know now back then people used to say things like oh you got your bell rancor yeah. They're afraid as you got your bell rung. You know you got dinged but you know it's it's a very serious now especially concussions so you if you have any inkling of concussion you're not going to be cleared to wrestle to do anything for a while. Yeah so a lot of fans online sometimes saying oh miss. You know the way things used to be safe you performers will this is. This is a great improvement from where it used to be right. The whole the whole drug program. They have a concussion program How they have a created a more doctors coming to the arenas trainers everything's available for you. So you know. They're they're they're catering has is excellent five-star catering now Back when i started you got pizza and there are a lot different things. Everything's available to the talent and this is the best. This company has ever been able to produce for the talent you go. It can be a little frustrating. Especially if you're in a hurry or running late to find yourself at a railway crossing waiting for a train and if the signals are going the trains not even there yet you may feel a bit tempted to try and sneak across the tracks will don't ever to the naked eye. Trains often appear to be further away and moving slower than they are and they can't stop quickly and even if the engineer hits the emergency brakes right away. It could take a train over a mile to stop over a mile to stop by that time. It's too late. And the result is a potential deadly crash. The point is you can't know how quickly the train will arrive. The train can't stop quickly and even if it sees you an ends in disaster if the signals are on the train is on its way and you just need to remember one thing stop. Trains can't paid for by nitsa on august. Twenty four th on smackdown someone reports the triple h or someone reports as to the police for spousal abuse and then he's taken into questioning and of course you're the prom suspect as to who ratted him out but it wasn't you Foley mexico stephanie. Your partner for the night and the main event against the rock and lita who won by the way the idea is folly has may has decided to make a tense situation even worse. He's playing both sides against the middle here and we get some really fun segments with him i. He's talking to you from behind a desk and the camera pans over to show his desk on motorized cart. That drives off. How great was mick foley. And his commissioner oil. He was awesome. He had a great personality. He's he's one of the funniest guys have ever met. And you know he always produced always came up with material. A lot of stuff you came up with was on his own he he would come up with his own creative stuff and he was really good at that. He did extremely well with it. There are after that we find out the test called the cops to triple. H back for stealing stephanie. One year prior and it starts to get a little more convoluted from here on august. Twenty ninth you're working with eddie guerrero. In the main event on smackdown in two days later on the thirty first and stephanie. Is your manager here. Of course aaa gets involved but through the beginning of your first title reign. You're working with stephanie. Is your manager. How was it working with stephanie. Asher remainder of course she probably under stripes that night at summerslam saying get your ass in the ring but.
Tech CEOs to testify before Congress
"Tech titans. They're gonna be next up on the congressional hot seat CEOs of Facebook, alphabet and Twitter, all set to appear before a House panel on Thursday. And they're going to testify about the spread of false information on their platforms. Joining us now to discuss this we have Kurt Wagner, Bloomberg's technology reporter now could it seems to be at the core off. This is a decades old law that predates social Media. Tell us about Section 2 30 of the Communications Decency Act. What's the significance of it? Well, this is really important and it really kind of build the foundation for the Internet as we know it, and that means that these platforms like Facebook and Twitter and Google Are basically exempt from legal liability for the stuff that their users post. So if you were to go on Facebook and, you know, share something that breaks the law as long as Facebook Makes a goodwill effort to take that down. The company is not really in any legal issue because of that, and that has enabled you know these platforms to thrive and basically enabled people to go and build all my own communities. But now we're revisiting that because of ah lot of different things that have happened in the world over the last, you know, couple decades. And so these companies are worried that this law could be revoked and suddenly they might be legally liable for everything their users post into them. That's a huge threat not just to their business model, but they're going to try to argue that that's a threat to You know, free speech in general, and so that's I think what we're
Microsoft to reopen its headquarters to more employees on March 29
"Is welcoming workers back to its suburban Seattle headquarters. That will happen on March 29th as the tech giant starts to reopen more facilities it largely shuttered during the Corona virus pandemic, executive vice president Kurt Del Veins said and opposed on the company's corporate blogged that Microsoft has been monitoring local health data and decided it can bring more employees back to its Redmond, Washington, campus Workers will have the choice to return to headquarters. Continue working remotely or do a combination of both
From Domestic Violence abuser to Family Man, A.W Burgess Speaks
"W burgess how you doing. I'm doing phanom. A w burgess of course brother works and the community helping to end domestic violence. He himself has been involved in domestic violence. He's gonna get all that. And i'm just glad you're here man. I'm glad you so transparent because this is a story that can help a whole lot of people because people think that people can't change yes you hit a just tell everybody if you can change anybody could change right indeed much stories. Pretty pretty simple. I think that My store is no different than many folks but where it differs is the accountability piece and the transparency piece. I believe that children learn what you know. And from where they live and then they go on to live what they learned you know. What's the old saying. Her people hurt people. yes Well i believe that's that's a fact also believe that they hurt people because they haven't learned what the it is in. You know that's causing them to hurt others in first if almost they're hurting themselves to begin with and then they go on to hurt other other folks. You know so i. I just believe that we have to speak life into our children's lives because again is beginning in those four walls in those four walls at the house and then obviously is coming out to the halls of work school churches so currently kirk franklin and his son going back and forth. You heard about that right. No have not all men him and his son going back and forth his son put out a audiotape. A to the world of kirk franklin cussing his son out like a sailor. You soon as thirty. Three's is first born and a lot of people trying to figure out what are the dynamics. End our relationship and he was just talking about hurt. People hurt people. Kurt was really angry and his son. Said he's put hands on him before. An therapy sessions What kind of anger is that between family members. So son in a father well again. You know you're talking about agassi physical abuse but it starts with emotional abuse and again i take it back to the root cause of it. Meaning where did kurt actually get. Those methods of solving problems You know so. What did he witness child or what happened to him. Yeah did somebody do something that his parents put a family member or even a coach or maybe even a choir director someone in the choir. They put hands on him. There is a route costs for that anger. You know i'd venture to say that many men today. Bj their anger comes from a source. Meaning many men are have been molested as children at spoke at a conference. Had a gentleman literally come up to me with his wife and he said. Hey w i gotta be honest after hearing you speak i wanna i wanna get to the root of it. I'm gonna go ahead and Tell my story. This was the seventy seven year old man and he looks wife. Looks at me. Says a w have been married for fifty two years and i've been abused my wife for fifty four years fifty four years says he looks at her looks at me says honey this is it. I gotta go. I gotta get it out. He said when i was nine years old he says sixty eight years ago. My girl cousin molested lau goes on to say. I thought i was hurting her Because there were times. When i was bleeding and i didn't know i was bleeding. You know and. I thought that i caused her to bleed. Yeah and He said but the thing when she was finished with me eight w she would pass me onto my brother my other my my god cousin and he would molest wow man he's always says i'm here to tell you. He looks at his wife. Looks at me and he says honey. I'm gay and this is a man has been married for fifty. Two years abused her for fifty four and he says to her. I hate women at those days. You know it wasn't favorable for someone to come out as a gay man so he went through the motions and the facades. And i think when you when you said that about kirk franklin. I'll talk about my life. One of the common ingredients of an abuser is. You are a hero at work in the public uh-huh but you are zero at home. And i think what his son was. Probably trying to show the world like most abusers is as my daddy like i do. I don't see who he really is when he's not cameras on and so you know and so. That's why you know if you look at the photos. That i have out there. You'll see me all dressed up you'll see this mask of a wolfson and that's the hypocrisy half man half animal. You're an animal and that's what you abuser sees day. See the the wolf in you.
Kurt Becker's Stroll Through Racing History: Grindstone
"Only made six career starts but one of them resulted in a victory in the kentucky derby and burst onto the racing. Cd twenty five years ago this month with a win in the louisiana derby. His name was grindstone. A foal from the first crop of nineteen ninety kentucky derby winner dreidel rhinestones was owned and bred by lexington kentucky. Native william tian in the name of his overbrook farm center d wayne lukas grindstone raced twice as juvenile before undergoing surgery for a bone chip in a knee. But after a seven month layoff. He returned to the races with a runner-up relation allowance company at santa anita in february of nineteen ninety-six to start his three-year-old campaign. Despite having made just three career starts grindstone went to new orleans on march seventeen for the great three louisiana derby at a mile and a sixteen despite having nothing more than a maiden special weight victory to his name. Rhinestone was dispatched the two to one second choice behind local favorites arbs magic and it was arbs. Maverick stood and rhinestones way in the final furlong. Tony bentley had. The call takes me puts up. Magic hangs on the inside but it will be grindstone with the lead and sar magic. Grindstone when bill. Louisiana derby by war with terry daily with these victory that day grindstone was now part of discussions for the upcoming kentucky derby but he was lightly raced and no winner of the louisiana derby had won the kentucky. Derby splash gold. In nineteen twenty four grindstone stone would have one more prep race before heading to churchill downs. It would be the arkansas derby on april thirteen. It would be step up to a great two and a stretch out to a mile. An eight rhinestone would enter the starting gate as the eight to five favorite at once again. He would have to deal with the magic in the stretch. Terry wallace brings them home. Describe magic magic comes back. Takes at the magic of turn upset. Rhinestone was only eaten the neck that day but he would be heading to the kentucky derby with a lot of questions surrounding for one thing. Rhinestone had only made five career starts. No horse had won the kentucky. Derby on five starts or less since brokers tip in nineteen thirty-three for another. He wasn't even necessarily the best in these trainers d wayne. Lukas would be sending record. Five horses to the derby and lucas himself was reluctant to rank one above another. As for the rest of the lineup there was unbridled som- who would be the post time favorite. There was avenir from the west coast being trapped by a young trainer. By the name of bob baffert. There were skip away. Who had just set a stakes record in the bluegrass at keeneland. On the first saturday in may nineteen ninety-six. Rhinestone would have to overcome history. He would have to overcome highly talented and more experienced bows and he would have to make a furious. Run in the final furlong. But jockey jerry. Bailey had him in high gear. Dave johnson of abc sports with the goal of cracked late cabinet on the side of town. And here's optima to guide wasn't cabin on the inside was it baby. Mcquaid noted in the top urban grindstone and hit the wire together and it took five minutes for the placing judges to confirm the result of that photo. Finish but the winner of the one hundred twenty second run for the roses was grindstone. As one sports writer. Put it the kentucky. Derby distance is seventy nine thousand inches and by getting his nose in front of the wire grindstone had led only the final four but it was all that he needed five days later. Lucas announced that grindstone had been retired from racing. Following the discovery of another bone chip in the colts need may grindstone the first horse and seventy years to be retired immediately following win in the kentucky derby but he also has become the first horse in seventy two years to win both the louisiana derby and the kentucky derby he had won the first million dollar kentucky derby in history he had given lucas consecutive win and a triple crown race and he had made. Wt young kentucky derby winning owner and brief. I was never proud to stand next to mr young said lucas. Adding this is absolutely the happiest. I've ever been in my life. As a stallion grindstone would become the sire of belmont winter bird stone and the grand sire of classic winners mine that bird and summer bird following his stallion career in kentucky he would relocate to oregon and twenty ten where he would sire more stakes winners in the pacific northwest but the legacy of brian stone began twenty five years ago. This month with a win in the louisiana derby.
Wet Notes - 3-14-21
"This is wet notes on scuba shack radio for sunday march fourteenth. Two thousand and twenty one starting off today. I want to give everyone an update on dive magazine. When the pandemic eight last year it caused the magazine to suspend publication and there was a disclaimer out on our website about the magazine. Being on hiatus well. I really liked this magazine. So i went out and check their website and i did not see this disclaimer anymore. So i reached out to the editor. Catherine castle garcia to check on the status. Catherine got back to me and she indicated that they are still in a holding pattern and are aiming to start publication again in the third or fourth quarter this year in the interim catherine and her husband are working on growing their business deeply designs and they are working on a feature length wildlife film. Let's dive training magazine. Hits discreet again. This year i really enjoy that publication. Now for those of us who love going to and diving into caymans. There's hope there. It sounds like they're making good progress down in the caymans on vaccinating population and according to the premier alden mcglaughlin if the cove nineteen vaccine vaccination rates. Keep up at the space. They are thinking that they'll be able to open the borders again in either late april or early may and with the penetration of the vaccine. There won't be any need to quarantine when you're entering the islands now. This is certainly something to look forward to. You don't have to twist my arm to head down. The sunset house where little cayman beach resort in the fight against plastic pollution. Back in february the ocean cleanup which is a nonprofit that was established in two thousand thirteen with the mission of developing technologies. That will rid the world ocean of plastics signed a memorandum of understanding with thailand and that memorandum of understanding was to deploy interceptors in. Thailand's rivers now. Rivers provide the highways for plastics to enter the ocean and intercepting plastics in the river. Before it gets to the ocean is just common sense. But a complex solution the ocean cleanup interceptor program is pretty cool. And they want to expand deployments to the thousand most polluting rivers around the world. Well that's certainly some good news coming out of thailand and hopefully the rest of the world you can check them out on the ocean. Cleanup dot com last week on. Noah's ocean podcast. The show featured another noah program ocean today on this episode. Kurt man discussed what ocean today is all about. Essentially is a series of short videos. That take complex science and present them in understandable one to three minute videos they cover deep sea exploration climate change marine life and more. These videos are thoroughly vetted with scientists to ensure that they get the science right. The videos are also being placed in kiosks at the smithsonian as well as thirty four other locations. I checked out five part series on shipwrecks. Pretty cool check out ocean today. Dot noah dot gov for more while the first quarter edition of alert diver magazine from divers alert network arrived last week. And it's an incredible one hundred pages of information the feature. This quarter include sure diving in monterey bay an article on diving in la paz mexico and an article on the power of american marine sanctuaries in addition to the feature articles. You'll find all the standard stuff. Most of that is in short concise articles. The research education and medicine section is really fantastic. I love going through that. Wanted to short articles also discussed turning tank valves on all the way versus a quarter. Turn back there's so much more to absorb in this publication also. I noted in in the letters to the editor. One of our divers submitted. A letter sent to them about doing pre dive. Safety checks so alert. Diver magazine is a great benefit to your dan membership and finally. I came across an article a couple of days ago titled this net flicks. Original will make you think twice before ordering the fisher today and it was a short article about the new. Netflix documentary called c. Spiracy and that would premiere on march twenty fourth this year. The film will present the urgency of protecting the world's oceans primarily focused on the dire implications of commercial fishing. This documentary was directed by ali to breezy and assistant director. Lucy to breezy. You can go to netflix and search on c. spiracy and watch the trailer in the article. They state that twenty. Four thousand fishery workers die each year while on the job. That's a lot. I just didn't realize how dangerous the fishing industry was now. One of the quotes from the spiracy. Instagram page says this film will radically transform the way we think and act on ocean conservancy conservation forever so mark your calendars and be sure to catch see spiracy on net flicks available march twenty fourth. Well that's it for wet notes for march fourteenth two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shock radio
'No Way Out 2001' and the Match That Made Kurt Angle
"What did you think of the match when it was all said and done. I love the batch the this match transcended me from You know the funny goofy kurt angle to a more serious competitor. This is when i started using more offense because as a heel you bump and sell you bump feeding sell and you don't get much offense in this match i was. I got a lot more offense. I started transitioning into the wrestling machine.
The Most Distant Black Hole Ever Seen
"Astronomers of sudden you record for the most distant quasar ever found the quasar dating back some thirty point one. Three billion years is a thousand times more luminous than the milky way galaxy and is powered by the earliest known supermassive black hole a true monster more than one point six billion times. The mass of the sun the newly discovered quasar jazeera three one three minus eighteen o six and reported in the physical journal letters and on the pre press physics website archive dot. Org doesn't just provide new insights into the evolution of massive galaxies in the universe. It also raises profound questions. About how such massive black holes could have existed just six hundred thirty million years after the big bang. And that's a point underlined by the study's lead author for enjoying from the university of arizona. Who says black holes created by the very first massive stars simply could not have grown that large in only a few hundred million years the most distant quasars a crucial for understanding how the earliest black holes formed and for understanding cosmic realization the last major phase transition of the universe from the cosmic dark ages before the first stars quasars a powerful jets of mass and energy generated by black holes feeding on surrounding material as matter falls into a black hole it forms an accretion disc around the black hole event horizon a point of no return beyond which material falls forever into the singularity a place of infinite density and zero volume scientists understanding of the laws of physics breaks down material on the creation disc is ripped apart of the subatomic level by friction and gravitational forces releasing huge amounts of energy radiating out across the electromagnetic spectrum. The amount of energy emitted by quasars is enormous with massive examples such as this one being visible right across the entire universe. J zero three one three minus eighteen. O six was first spotted in data from the pan stars new kurt hemisphere survey with follow up specter from the keg in north telescopes to measure the size of its central supermassive black hole measurements from spectral lines that originate from the guests around the quasars. Accretion disk allowed astronomers to determine the black mass and study its rapid growth influences. Its environment for such distant. Quasars important spiritual lines are red shifted to knee infrared wavelength by the physical expansion of the universe over the past thirteen point eight billion years. The and jim nine north observations and covered an extremely fast emitting from the quasar in the form of high-velocity winds travelling at twenty percent the speed of light the energy released by such an extreme. I city flow easily. Large enough to impact star formation in the entire quasars galaxy as for the galaxy itself. Well it's undergoing a spirit of star formation producing you stars two hundred times faster than the milky way the combination of this intense star formation a luminous quasar and the high velocity outflow makes jazeera three one three minus eighteen. O six antos galaxy a promising natural barberie for understanding the growth of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies in the early universe.
Ty Gibbs wins Daytona Xfinity
"Eighteen. Year old. Thai gibbs the grandson of coach joe gibbs shocked the nascar world with his incredible road course win at daytona. Drivers are continuing to talk about this. They are impressed and here is kurt busch. I i saw something special and to into the series. I never run a race there with those guys. You know these these cars in the tire and the track and they put them in there to go get road course. Experience expecting him to you know just run around there and gain laughs rate and had never done a live. Pitstop is what. I had heard on the broadcast as well. I mean that was something special. I stopped coach gibbs on pit road the next day and we've been in the sport. A longtime coaches seen a lot of different moments in sports. And i said coach. I saw some special. I haven't seen some special longtime asked wanted to say congrats. He's got it. And i know exactly you guys know exactly what to do with them to make him a star but i just wanted to say data on social and i wanted to stop. Coach gives and say wow. That was something special kid drove. Mike of veteran didn't put a wheel out of place and brought home the win. I mean it's like boom. You're first start up. Kids
Senate Democrats make plans for another stimulus package
"With some breaking news this morning in washington that could impact future stimulus measures in the more joins us with the latest along. Well andrew the covid relief package is still winding. Its way through congress but today ten democratic senators are going to be laying down a marker for the next stimulus package. They're calling on president biden to make sure that his massive infrastructure investment plan includes an extension of unemployment benefits and recurring stimulus payments. And importantly. they wanna tie those benefits to broader economic conditions. Now this idea of all stabilisers does have the backing of key committee chairman including bernie sanders widened shared brown and others and in a new letter to president biden. They wrote this crisis is far from over and families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. Families should not be at the mercy of constantly shifting legislative timelines and add hawk solutions now enhanced unemployment benefits will run out in just two weeks. The kurt cobaine relief. Bill would extend them through the end of august but after that both workers and lawmakers are going to face another cliff some guys. I've talked to unemployed workers about this and they tell me that they've been burned by some of these arbitrary cutoff dates for their benefits and frustrated by the fact that lawmakers promises to make some of these benefits retroactive have not panned out so are starting to see that debate about what comes after covert relief heat up on capitol hill
Byron Wins Florida Stretch of the NASCAR Homestead Cup
"The florida stretch of the nascar cup series scheduled for twenty twenty one rolled on from homestead miami speedway over the weekend sunday as a matter of fact cup series racing race. Recap style ten to one here. We go kyle busch at number ten. You've got alex. Bowen that forty eight car. Kurt busch recovered from well. We'll talk about it in a second. Ryan newman michael mcdowell continues history. Can you believe this of all top. Ten's here in twenty twenty one. Same thing for kevin harvick at number five. Then you've got kyle larson notching top five martin tricks junior and tyler rettig. He actually ties his best career cup series finished at number two two victory now. He won stage two. He led the most laps at one hundred and two. He started the race. thirty first. And william byron wins the race taking his second career
Byron Prevails at Homestead for Second Cup Victory
"Year old Hendrick Motor Sports driver William Byron captured his second NASCAR Cup series win yesterday at the Homestead Miami Speedway, winning the Dixie Vodka 400 firing letter race High 102 of the races 267 Labs and beat second place finisher Tyler Reddick to the line by 2.7 seconds. Claim that checkered flag, not a lot of great people around me. Keep me pushing and we had a great offseason to prepare. My Rudy's come in and done a phenomenal job, and he knows how to how to push the right buttons with me and you know, I know exactly what he means when he says that, so I just had to go to work, and luckily we had enough car there. At the end behind Byron and Reddick were Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick completed the top five. Six through 10 went to Michael McDowell, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch. After three races firing joins Michael McDowell and Christopher Bella's drivers locked into the playoffs following their wins the prior two weeks and Daytona NASCAR Cup series heads out West this coming weekend to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kurt Angle Revisits 'WrestleMania Goes Hollywood' and the Thrill of Entertaining
"I'm curious in a segment like this because you've had some of the best matches wrestling history. But you've also had some really comedic home runs. You have a preference. I mean. obviously there's got to be shouldn't say obviously i don't know but there's gotta be a bunch of adrenaline in the middle of a match and you can feel that crowd but when you're doing an entertaining skit like this and you know it's hitting. How does that compare worry. You like man. I got him there in the palm of my hand. I it's it's like hitting a grand slam. It's like winning the super bowl. It's like winning. Olympic gold medal When you when you nail it and you know you did You can't be happier. It's i. I enjoy doing that more in the wrestling. And you know how much. I love getting shirt wrestling so Yeah being entertaining is was the most important thing to me. And i got away from it after a while and i got more into the more intense wrestling machine kurt angle and that was. Because vince mcmahon want me to start portray myself as more serious right But i love. I love making an ass out of myself in. Throw myself out there that that that was really. You know that that's the biggest test to show your confidence that if you can go out there and perform and do stuff. You're not used to doing and you can do a pretty well. That's that's a sign of somebody that has talent
Bell Wins at Wild Daytona Road Course
"That's car cup series road course racing from daytona. This thing was packed with actual. Let's run them down. Five to one rack is lousy kurt busch denny hamlin number. Three and joy lagana led ten laps in this thing but he just couldn't hold off the winner to victory lane. Christopher bell picks up his very first career cup series win as number twenty car. Crosses the stripe. I that's how winning works. He is essentially now locked into the playoffs and the all star race at texas ariza plenty of opportunities to make a mistake. But i would. I would say that this was equal to a you know my my first goal winter ride the i've been in opposition so many times and i was nervous and just focusing on march so that it was it was definitely there but i was thankful that i was able to go up not make mistakes
Bell snags first Cup victory in another surprise Gibbs win
"After a lackluster year in twenty twenty Christopher bell proved to the world he could overtake and hold off the best drivers in NASCAR on the Daytona international speedway road course securing his first Cup series victory bell was trailing join the Ghana with five laps to go but he continued to press and put himself in position for the win coming to the white flag lap bill chase down the gun on the front straight she came and never looked back bills teammate Denny Hamlin finished third after leading five laps during the race Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five jury Jordan Daytona beach Florida
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"The whole bag but don't eat too. Here's the deal. There's only one hundred thirty calories in the serving. There's tons of different flavors. You got brown sugar. Cinnamon pretzel pieces sour cream and onion. You've also got spicy buffalo and blue cheese There's something there's something for everybody go check it out is physically fit dot com and notice at the top. You can click where to buy here in alabama. There's three within driving distance of me. But if you don't see your state or your city selected no big deal scroll to the bottom and click order now online and standing on both placed an order. It was here very very fast. Can't recommend enough. These are only nine ninety nine. Why not check them out. I think you're gonna dig it. It's physically fit dot com and let's do a couple of questions kurt. We had People on twitter. Yes sir Let's let's say it a few here. This was from a great friend of the show. He says knowing this would be your last wrestlemainia What was going through your mind. Walking down the long ramp. Well i was just hoping that i would make through the mass I was it was. It was a mixed feelings day for me. I have very mixed feelings was excited to get my match out of the way and i was also Want to soak in the moment. And i walked out. That's when i felt it in That's when i forgot everything i was doing and just said enjoy this just for a minute in while you're walking dhabi here. You got eighty two thousand fans screaming for years telling you that you sock which is ironic. But i understand why But i soaked it in. And then i performed the best i could you know. I don't want anybody to think that. I didn't perform the best i could. I want anybody who thinks. I wrestled half ass. I wrestled at my abilities at the time. And i did the best i could. And you know that that's it was. It was really cool moment bomb it but it was also sad because i was i knew i was never gonna wrestling and i knew that now famous usually tell you the retired. But they're not i. I stuck the my promise. Remember that i didn't return. I haven't returned it at all. And i don't expect you. Here's a fun one from Tyler he says. Why was there never match with daniel bryan on the retirement match leading the wrestlemainia. I know you have wrestled. Daniel bryan but i think a lot of fans would have liked to have seen that one more time. I think i had been the rumble or battle royale in saudi arabia. But yeah he he was the number one guy that i wanted He was my dream match a current wrestlers that were wrestling today I asked for him. But unfortunately i didn't get him. I believe he was on the other show at the time and So they didn't have any plans of trading him over or letting him russell match with me. I understand i mean he wasn't on same show and it is what it is but i would have love the rest of the he's another one that would have made me look incredible That's why i wanted to wrestle them. Yeah you have to understand when you could become a seasoned veteran. You find out the anais that can carry your backed right. Okay gary you on their back and and daniel was one of those got he. He has the ability to make anybody look incredible and that's why he has great matches. It's not because he looks good because he makes his opponent look better than they are. Zack has an interesting question. He says what was your inspiration for. Your last match is gear. The half black was a little odd to see. okay. I will be honest. Black makes you look thinner. I gained a lot of way. I had a lot of way might midsection. I even made the stripes. Go up and wave the up and downs so would be it would be horizontal. Larry look whiter. So i did. Try to trick the feds in the thing. I was thinner than that was worked. Well but i tried to hide it. You know what's funny is i. Don't even think about the practical application. I'm thinking well maybe it was like you know. This is his funeral attire. He's closing his last match. And it's coming to an end. No just look for the funeral. That's hilarious Here's a fascinating question. Jason says in retrospect as kirk glad he got to retire in front of a stadium full of fans since we know just eleven months. After this. we'd be in the co videira. How i thank god every day. Yeah like i you know. I would have still retired. You know with the covid you know as long as you know had a wrestlemainia right without the fans. It would have been a lot more difficult. A lot would a saw but you still performing for millions of people watching at home so it would have been harder to get motivated in front of you know. i know. it's been kinda hard when i started when you're when you go arena arenas empty and your resi feels kind of weird. I remember when i did the match with matt. Riddle and terry thatcher thatcher I forget his first. Let's yes and you know it was an empty arena and it was like this is so weird. I can't imagine wrestling in this know. And i thought maybe what happened with last. You mean tim thatcher. Yes tim thatcher is a bad absent next now. Yeah yes so it was just weird I is just a weird environment and I'm sure the rest has got used to it but it was. You know it's hard to perform in front of an empty arena. It just you know even though you have the cameras on you. You don't have people reacting very quickly after you do something. So i think that's why they brought in a lot of the annex t rushers go around the ring and cheer them on and make it more exciting than they put up screens in the arena. You know the fans are there But to wrestle during the covid I wouldn't have been happy with that. So i'm very grateful. I got the performance of eighty two thousand fans. It was awesome. And we're grateful that we got to spend some time with you today and we're all grateful for physically fit dot com. Go check it out right now where to buy. I'm telling you you're not going to be disappointed. And tell your friends about your new favourite wrassling podcasts. Where every sunday at six am and We debuted on super and we did record downloads. Kurt how about that. Wow great thank you fans thank you very much and if you haven't already throw us a follow on twitter you can ask any questions you'd like. And see what's coming down the pike on new episodes. It's a angle pod. Of course you can get all these shows early in ad free of an ad free shows dot com including the video. And you don't wanna miss that it's ad free shows dot com until next time. I am a hey. Hey it's conrad. He is at kurt angle and we are out of time. We'll see an actually grow here on the show.
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Some often does a big arch in german suplex. It sticks them for a near fall. It's impressive that you know chad's got to be one hundred seventy pounds right supposed to do something like that. That's a talent you want to utilize. He's the real deal he you know. He might not look that big but his his strength shows you know his technique shows he his ability shows in those matches. And you know you can't if you if you put rains on the kid He's not going to succeed but if you let him go let him do his thing. He's to be a huge star. And i think that some day they're going to the license correctly you don't like the shortage e thing i know he sounds like a little kid slash rapper. Yeah i you know. It just doesn't make sense. I understand short thing but it just you know. Yeah degrades him. It doesn't focus on his strengths. It highlights a negative. And i think that's sort of been a concern that a lot of hardcore fans have is. Hey because he's five eight and he's not six foot for whatever. Vince is never going to really get behind him. Do you think he'll ever get a fair shake in or will he have to go to a new japan or w or somewhere else. I'll tell ya is gonna get a fair shake. People get injured wrestlers get injured the main event wrestlers especially because they're the ones putting in the most the most effort the most work. Eventually he's gonna get called up into a spot and he's gonna blow their minds and they're going to keep them at that spot. It's going to happen eventually. It just it has been happened yet. But you look at what they've been doing with you. Know alexander with the you know the the the hurt hurt business the hurt business. Yeah you know he. He got a little trouble last year. He you know he didn't do something events for being widened to do and you now he. If you don't listen to your boss you know things get a little bit. You know the pressing for you and he you know he didn't listen the one night and you know they they They you know scolded him for a good half year before we started using them again so and and rightfully so he should have lessened that that is his job is to listen to vents tells you do. He didn't do that so you know i thought. Wow this kid's career is over. You know when that happened and vince events. You gave another chance. And i think the chad gables gonna get that chance. I think goal wrestlers eventually do unless they ended up quitting or they get fired. Well another guy who's had a bit of a stop-and-go run there. You wrestled twenty fifth. Your oh pal. Samoa joe you go eight minutes and fifty five seconds you get the pin here. You had some matches with tna. I think he was probably your first opponent when he first showed up and tna and fans like myself or super excited about that pairing. Why do you think that samoa joe. He's had a couple of sniffs. In the main event debbie they put him against brock listener. I thought great balls of fire pay per view for years ago. But it doesn't feel like vince is really put the rockets strap the rocket ship to him. Or whatever that phrase is. Do you think that will happen for joe or at this point. Joe has shown them enough other things commentary. He can do that. Maybe his career may take a different direction. You know what's crazy is samoa. Joe is so talented. He his work ethic and what he does in the ring is unreal. And at the same time he so articulate he can put his chops he can put sentences together. He'd get real creative sweaty. He's smart he's quick I got inducted into a hall of fame. He did speeds for me. And i i was blown away his speech. The guy is just a talented individual that he can do many different facets of the business. You know he could be a reporter. He could be a commentator. He could be you know a wrestler. He could be a manager. He could be a producer. Joe joe has many talents in You know he. He can do whatever he wants. He's that counted. I don't think he got a really great run things he had decent run in. Wwe but i don't know. I don't know if his career is over. I know he had an injury. And that's the reason. Why started commentary. But i don't know if his injury is healed or what's going on right now. Let's talk about the next day on. Smackdown live you. Get one more throwback to tna days the a j styles match. You mentioned a moment ago wasn't really a match you wanna talk about aj for a minute. He came in and very quickly W you got behind him. I mean he's had an incredible multiple time world champion He's main eventing tons of pay per views. He's working on top everywhere. He goes but a lot of people probably wouldn't have predicted that for him when he was in. Tna when you first saw the news that he had left tna and now he left new. Japan is coming the wb. Did you expect him to succeed. The way did or did you think vincent system might not see the value. I knew events would see value what. Aj needed because he did try out for the. W i think back when he started wrestling back. No one yeah. Yeah and he. He was good but he didn't have a name and he built up his name in. Tna in new japan pro wrestling a build enough big building up big enough that many fans knew who he was and the the the gauge was when he came out at the royal rumble and the fans were so excited it was aj styles and you know a lot of fans feel duggleby personalities. Don't think that. Wwe fans watched tna wrestling. I think they do because they knew exactly who. Aj was and you know. I think vents saw the reaction that while. This guy's a star already. He hasn't even been here. This is first day. He's a star. I think that he had to build a name for himself and he did it right You know it's a shame today. Jay ends up. And w when he's in his forties right. You know vince. I was told vince when he met up with. Aj after After aj won the world title Started was rested for the company won the world title. Vince went to and said. I wish i would have hired you ten years ago and that that is that that tells you exactly how ben skills about aj so aj star. He is you know when he came into. Wwe at that particular time. He was the number one taught best wrestler in the world. The best performance just from a wrestling standpoint..
Historic Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow, Dangerously Cold Temperatures To Dallas Area
"President Biden has declared an emergency in Texas and ordered federal assistance the state among those in the grip of an unusual winter storm system. Texas Public Radio's Jerry Clayton reports. The storm is bringing snow ice and near record low temperatures. Forecasters say the entire state will be affected. Kurt van Spy Brooke is with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. We have winter storm warnings out for the entire state of Texas from Amarillo and El Paso, all the way East to the Sabine and even down in the deep South Texas and the real Grande Valley. Vance by Brooke says dangerously cold temperatures will rival weather records as far back his 1986 with lows in the single digits. The state Department of Transportation is discouraging travel statewide. Texas is also dealing with higher than normal power generation outages due to frozen wind turbines and limited natural gas
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Have a thomas. My coach was incredible. Is the best move i ever made. Conrad continues to bring you the best in wrestling style. From bruce prichard creating in the wwe to eric. Bischoff running wcw. Plus jim ross. Aren't anderson and tony shivani. And now of course kurt angle enters the mix each and every week. But i can assure you there's even more and you can find it at free shows dot com. Conrad does not slow down. As he's created even more great content with his conversations with conrad series which are available in both audio and video exclusively at ad. Free shows dot com. The wrestling world was a buzz over his conversation with wcw executive. Jim heard and are now talking about his latest masterpiece or the first time ever exclusively on ad. Free shoes dot com. You can hear the first of his two part interview with the owner of jim. Crockett promotions jim crockett bigger than wrestling. That the four horsemen thing came out. They were like that. That was that was was was the future of the business or matter where he he was going to start the horsemen his thoughts on magnum. It's just scratching the surface on what you were here during this three hour special. And it's only part one to join the family now and catch up on conversations with conrad and so much more at ad free shows dot com all ad free to sign up. Today joined the fastest growing wrestling community. Again over shows dot com the very first match. We could find. You worked was on august twentieth and salem massachusetts for the world wrestling alliance in front of around three hundred fifty fans as lots of future stars on the card. The hardy boyz the head banger. Scott taylor edge and christian and kurt angle And in your first match you lost tom. Prichard would beat you that night in a match. Was tom your first official match or a in training match rather like this for my for spot show for show. Yes we do matches at the warehouse practice matches. My my first match was christian. But by i show match was against tom and i you know i lost that match. So you know my whole concept of never. Wanting to lose went went out the window. I think that was more of a stick to me From the upper tiers of wwi to let me know. You're not going to be undefeated right. Yeah i'm pretty sure. Bruce probably remembered. I can't lose and tom the now to meet you. He did mention your first lock. Training match was with christian. And i think in your book. He said that christian really helped she threw the match. He was calling the spots and taking good care of you. He had been on the independence for a long time. How important was christian as a resource and training camp here. Well good christian was vital for me because he he was also very knowledgeable and he was a young guy that i could grow relationship with an have a strong relationship with and learn more from him. He he had a tryout match that match the have christian. It was only my second month so we did five days of training the first month. We did five trading days of training second month. And that's when we had that match and it was christians tryout match for tv and it was against me. And i didn't know what i was doing so christian had to rely on me but you know because he couldn't rely on me had to rely w on himself because he had to carry me through the match and it was his trial match it on tv. Which didn't make any sense. I didn't know why was me but We ended up having a great match. He talked me through the whole thing. I was when i started. I was a great listener and in order to be a great leader. You need to be a great fall. You have to learn how to listen. You have to keep your mouth shut. Listened to the advice and take it as it is and i was really good at that so i became a great leader. A couple of years later and you know christian taught me that. Let's talk about something that happened at camp here. And then we'll move on to memphis. But i think it was mentioned in our something to wrestle. Podcast with bruce than at some point during this camp guys are practicing doing a promo and you gave what most would describe as a white meat baby face. Promo basically what. A good guy would have been in the eighties. Maybe like a bob. Back on type. And bruce apparently is here stands up and says that was a great. He'll promo and supposedly dory. Junior gets a little upset with bruce over this but looking back that's probably the framework for your initial character right. Yes it was. It was olympic. Melissa i i take care of my body i do all the right things. I mean educated. Young man Went to college Have you know medals and trophies and great. you know. I'm the kid that your parents want you to date and you know just all the white meat bat that goes with it and you know because of characters like stone cold. Steve austin broke the bold. You know the bad asses. The bag is became the good guys and the good guys turned out being the bad guys. you know my character w when i started it was a bit. You know white meat baby face but it was there. Was that little things where you're like. Is this guy for real is he is he. Feed me bullshitter fee. Or is he the real deal. Because you know. I preached and you know it was his idea to have that and you know when the rock was trying to be a baby-faced first time in backfired thence use the same mold for me. But you know it's going to backfire on me. He didn't always going to backfire on the rock so he is that same old to make me who. I was and worked extremely well. I became the top on the business within my first year it was. It was pretty quick. And i couldn't be more excited about it. I you know i. I wanted to go to tv. I look forward to go on. tv every week. My care too. When i started i i love doing it. I love making an asom. I self i love the crowd. Booing me and You know not respecting me. And i love you know having these matches and cheating the win and preaching that. I don't cheat to win you know it's just a really cool thing to do and You know i was a bit overwhelmed my first year. Let's talk about Independence before you get down to memphis the wvu booked on some random. Independent shows in the northeast. Any fun or interesting stories from working those shows with like east coast wrestling association or.
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Know the the the head sports anchor of the weekday sports sports anchor albie oxygen writer. He said i've been doing this for seventeen years. That never happened to me. And i thought well. That's that's my luck by first time. The teleprompter goes black so it was. It was a crazy experience. So a typical kurt angle. Fashion you start coming in late Staying late rather coming in early. I mean you're putting in the extra time to really work at it and get better but whoop just when you start to get comfortable the station manager pulls you and says okay. Now you are onsite reporters. You're going to be out in the field. Go into games talking to athletes but here. There's no teleprompter so all the stuff you've been working on doesn't matter anymore but i think when when i read your book i sort of get the impression you didn't like the way felt to be in the locker room not as a athlete but as a reporter and maybe some of the way those folks treated you when maybe before they would've treated you totally differently and you just throw the towel in on broadcasting. What can you tell us about that. Yes i got kinda demoted to a sports reporter from sports anchor right and i started out in the field and covering sports and you know interviewing athletes and and it just got really weird You know these athletes no longer looked at me as As appear they were you know they were short with me and they were not row respectful. And you know. I just felt like This wasn't for me. And i don't want to be in this position. I you know. I i actually wide respect from other athletes Having this job just was a little Very humbling and i. it just wasn't for me and You know. I knew it wasn't the right fit. I was just trying to find something to do and find something to keep me busy. And i thought sports i will do it for a year or two or three and i wasn't surprised when i quit so it was one year and i was done somewhere in here as you mentioned earlier. Dave hawk friend of yours. A former pro bodybuilder. He's bringing you a new snack. It's not chicken snacks. This is an ostrich meat snack. That's like a beef jerky style product that they was trying to sell the wwe of course b. doesn't bite and eventually you start watching monday night. Raw raw is war in the fall of ninety eight because they thought maybe that's worth another look and that's when you call jr and as you said that original offer had been rescinded now they're gonna have to earn your stripes and part of that involved. A training camp run by doctor. Tom prichard and dory funk junior. What can you tell us about that training camp. The trachea was great. It was it was strictly physical. It was it was all about training Learning to take bombs learning how to sell learning how to tell a story in a match There was a lot of technique involved dory funk is incredible technician so he he likes the basic wrestle moves. And so does tom. Tom prichard also You couldn't ask for any better trainers so they They had a dory funk dojo and they would have once a month for five days so it wasn't a lot of training. I needed more than that. If i was gonna be You know when i was signed with. Wwe in you know. Having five days a month just wasn't enough and so after a couple of months ago that They up centimeter memphis to be a part of a memphis championship wrestling. Before we get to memphis. I wanna mention emma. Research found that you impressed everyone so much on day one with the way you quote unquote attacked that. That were got back to jim. Ross and jim actually the camp with contract in hand and at the time it was the biggest deal that someone in developmental had gotten was that the fifty two thousand dollar deal that was it. Yes i'm not sure it's the biggest the of it I didn't know it was. I thought it was basically. Oh but the thing is. You're right about that. And i i was only there for an hour i i was picking up on everything so quickly that the first day. Jr came over and to the warehouse. Were wrestling ring was and offer me a contract the same day that i started. It wasn't the next day or third day. It was that day. So i was doing. Something right You know that was the fastest signing or tryout by anybody in history of pro wrestling. So i was very confident that i was onto something and i was in the right place in my life. Do you remember one thing in particular you. Did that really impressed dr. tom and dory. I think it was letting people lead me in other words when you're an amateur wrestler you're very aggressive I'll give you a great example. I was at the dory funk doja tank abbott came in and when tank was in the ring he was Squared up with a wrestler and tank was attacking them in the russ was running away from them and try to get distance in tank was just trying to smother them. And you know they're like no no no no. No you gotta arrest. You gotta take your time you gotta tie up you you know you. You have to You know show your technique and it's not it's not a fight it's not trying to knock them out fast as possible as tangles. Try to do right. I took the approach. I'm gonna learn this. So i'm going to take a defensive approach. I'm not going to be aggressive. And i'm going to slow down and let them do what they wanna do to me. I'm gonna bump and i'm going to sell. I'm not gonna do anything offensive. Nothing on offense everything defense. And i think they noticed that i turn that switch off of my head and i was able to pick up the technique involved that you need it to sell and take bumps and it was you know i just decided i was learning something new and i had to forget everything i ever did amateur. Because all the rules of amateur wrestling are the complete. Opposite of pro wrestling you show. No emotion amateur essence. You don't show your opponent that you're scared or you're angry or you're upset or you're excited you know you don't show the crowd you can show the crowd when you celebrate after you win. But they they don't show emotion matches and they're not come to story. They're trying to get the match over with as quickly as possible right. They can pin you and five seconds. They're going to pin you so the system is different. You know you either go for the kill right away or you're telling a story in arrested match and i. I was getting that. Because i turned off my instincts for amateur wrestling and decided this is something new and work i read or actually bruce told us to that. When you're working with tom. Prichard within fifteen or twenty minutes. Tom was telling people you were taking flat back. Bombs better than a lot of pros. And that's when it came out the the phrase attacking the matt. Tom said that you were not scared. Or shy away from taking a bob and that's really one of the first hurdle that anyone has to overcome and learning wrestling..
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Rest of their lives is tremendous. What a great story I want to mention that will sort of common for you at the time to do the sort of motivational speeches research. I saw in just eight months us folk at two hundred and sixty schools. That might be some kinda record The the gist a lot. I assume you're agent ralph. He was lying and all that up. Now it was my wrestling manager. I i started with at the beginning. Oh actually no you know who was. It was dave hawk. My my new manager. I didn't have them. When i started doing the speeches he. He's the first school i did. His kids went to that school so he put together the speeches for the elementary school. Where i was going and high school so it was a school district. It was north Northeast school district and pittsburgh and he has kids went there and so he set up the speeches and he did such a good job. I said hey you you want to work with me. And we'll continue to keep doing speeches at different schools. So he start doing that for me and things worked out really well so i made him my manager. He didn't have any experience in managed department. But you know he worked hard and he. He was learning quickly so i decided to use them as my manager. Well right off of the olympics. And you're an industry in and of yourself you've got paid. Engagements sponsors commercial deals these motivational speaking appearances. And sometimes you're so busy that you start making appearances at seven in the morning and it goes until ten at night. So just being kurt angle as a fulltime job here is not yes it was. It was very difficult. Because i didn't have any free time. It was no hidden a pavement working. Make as much as i can Try to put the put away a nest egg You know. I was always trying to hustle after the olympics. To make as much as i could while i could and the problem was i didn't create a brand i just scattered it all together in you know. My brain was in different areas. It wasn't altogether and then formulate a brand. I everything was separate so i you know i had a hard time juggling everything and it was just getting overwhelming so i wanted to focus on one thing and that's where i decided to go to the pro wrestling department and stop doing the speeches somewhere in here. You even started to make trips out to la though. I think you started taking some acting classes you host. Mtv's beach house with jenny. Mccarthy did an appearance at nike town. With gabriel reese and shack and even played basketball at san links house. Ben stiller so you had some cool hollywood moments. I think you even appeared on conan o'brien and jay leno so you had feels like some momentum to do some stuff in la. Did you ever consider moving out there pursuing that full-time while jimmy miller who Successful hollywood agent out there wanted me to come out. And i just felt like this the first time i made any type of money If i go out there. I'm might just spend it all you know and the thing is i wasn't confident confident enough to be an actor back then because i didn't believe in myself and i wasn't willing to take the chats you know all my life. I always took chances and here. I had my first set of miami. That i had a good bit of money and ninety more to let go of it. I wanna take a chance of spending it. So i passed on going out to l. a. and i took a sportscasting job in pittsburgh for fox news and it was. That was a very humbling experience. As well i. It was a startup station. And i didn't know anything about score casting so This this was going to be learning experience for me. Save conrad dot com saving money fast and easy. Just ask matthew up delaware. We hooked him up. He gave us a five star review. And here's what he had to say. I'm a first time home buyer. In the first time refinancing and of course he puts in parentheses here after continual encouragement to do so from conrad on his podcast. 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It's no cost no obligation and if we can't save you some cash we won't waste your time in more than forty states. So what are you waiting for. Save with conrad dot com o and did i mention no house payments for two months come in molest number six hundred zero eight. Four equal housing lender save with conrad dot com. Yeah i think it was Fox fifty three in pittsburgh and as a sportscaster. I think you're tagline is going to be and that's the angle on sports which is kind of a fun little play on word and the The story read was. You're walking to the producer and the printed copies of your script. Goes flying all over the new set and they tell you don't worry about that. Just read the teleprompter but then it goes black. So you're about to pitch to football and the director cuts golf This has to be a tough spot to me and for a guy who already admits. Hey i'm not super comfortable with this and now it's not going well and it's live tv pal right yes. This is my first one. The air and i did very little You know Would what's it called her seeing very little hartson so You know going into the studio. And i was in a rush and i had my scripts together and iran. The producer. My scripts went. The air. Just went all over the floor and producers said. Forget about him we're late. You got to read the teleprompter. Just read the prompter and i went to time for the angle on sports. And you know the guy said my name. And i pop up in the teleprompters completely pitch black i was like. Oh my gosh. What am i going to do and a producer saying kurt say something. He's telling my ear. Say something anything. And i was like Okay the nfl had games today. Let's cut to the highlights and it ended up being gulf highlight. I had the wrong first story. So and every time i went the next one i would say and now it's football. It'd be baseball or basketball so it was all out of order and there is no way i was going to be able to recover and it was the worst eight minutes of my life and you.
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Morning cartoons one of the best parts of growing up so was eating cereal. Eventually we have to give that up realize it's full sugar and other junk probably shouldn't be eating besides if you want to become a wrestling machine olympic gold medalist in your hero. It's true it's true. You got to cut down on carbs. Sugar unhealthy food put. You're probably gonna think man. I can't eat anything anymore. If you've been drinking protein shakes powders. Well here's another way to get your protein before or after your workouts and right here the new year. We're all trying to eat a little better. A healthy breakfast does have to be boring. Thanks to magic spoon. They've got all the amazing flavor. Sheila without all the bad stuff. Check this out. Zero sugar zero sugar thirteen to fourteen grams of protein and of course only four net grams of carbs in each serving is only a hundred and forty calories in each serving by the way. It's kito friendly. It's gluten free grain. 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So if you don't like it for any reason the refund your money no questions asked remember you get your next delicious bowl of gilfry cereal at magic spoon dot com forward slash angle and use the promo code angle to save five dollars off and we thank magic spoon for sponsoring our podcast and an awesome breakfast. Well after you do the cw experiment you become a spokesperson for pizza. Chain called the pizza outlet and the commercial which aired throughout nineteen ninety seven. Showed you getting a pizza delivered and telling the driver to keep the change and then a tomato and a green pepper have a wrestling match on top of the pizza while an onion referees course the pepper wins and then it gets on kurt shoulder cries and kurtz acting like he's about to cry and says oh man that was beautiful a little tribute to you crying. When you won the olympics but pizza outlet i think was founded in eighty eight and It's like a a cheap pizza alternative near the university of pittsburgh. And i don't know i don't think when you think about stuff you have endorsed over the years. Pizza would have been the deal. How did this come together. You know what they came to me. They came to my manager and said they wanted to commercial and They had some things plan. They wanted to have a wrestling match with all the vegetables on the pizza. And they they want me to cheer them on and i thought it was a great idea. I was a great endorsement. I got a lot of money for it and you know it was. It was pretty cool to do it. I mean it was my first commercial. So i was. I was elated about it. And it's funny because you know we use that same commercial in. Wwe years later. Yeah and it was you know is more to make fun of me which was pretty cool. I think the rock was the one that brought to my attention. That i did this years ago. That's right and It was i don. I don't mind making make myself look at house right. I like to be made fun of. I like to You know put myself in those situations where you know on the butt of a joke. So that was cool. I love doing that. I think that's the reason i was so successful. And wwe was a wasn't afraid to make an asset myself Lot lot of wrestlers have that conscious decision to the always look cool. They're not gonna want to look bad. And i didn't mind doing the looking bad part. I i thought that it would make my character much bigger and better and it did well of course if you're looking to be bigger and better in a good way to go to physically fit dot com. That's what kurtz endorsing these days. It's not pizza. it's chicken snacks. And they've got a ton of different flavors. We've gotten great feedback. Just from last week's episode. Kerr people are digging chicken snacks. You can pick up yours right now. Physically fit dot com. You'll want to click at the top where it says where to buy and you might even see a store near you but if you don't don't worry scroll down to the bottom click order now online and man. You got everything from honey mustard to brown sugar to sour cream and onion too spicy buffalo people love and chicken snacks and it's a healthy snack. Kurt yes it's high protein low carbohydrate We've done a great job Engineering this it's made from real meat white meat chicken And we flavor the the way we made them into checks next type of texture and we flavored them different flavors honey. Barbecue and saracho. You know. compo- cinnamon swirl And then we have the plant protein. Which is the smart snacks for people. Like plant protein and You can get those that physically fit dot com so check them out if you haven't already let's talk about another unfortunate incident that Maybe in hindsight it's kind of fun and involve the boy scouts. You're supposed to do an appearance in pittsburgh and he couldn't make it so you recorded a message and send a bunch of autographs but the trouble is you just record it over an old tape in one of your friends cameras not thinking twice about it and maybe you should've used another tape. You want to tell that story Yes this was the most embarrassing thing i've ever done i. I was told by the boy. Scouts of america to Send them a videotape tape to motivate. The kids. And i ended up. I ended up getting a vhs tape from my friend and we recorded the the speech and the thing was the tape was halfway through. It was the wasn't rewound to the beginning so is halfway through. We started it recorded. It's starting halfway through the tape. And i did the speech about five minutes long and we send it to the boy scouts and they got the voice down. Scout director put in the v. h. s. and turn it on and rebounded all the way to the beginning so where he went past where my speech was he went to the beginning of the tape and when he turned it on it was up a parade down downtown and there was graffiti on the wall. There's a picture of a penis There's a picture of a middle finger the f. word shit just all kinds of stuff and these poor kids you know eight nine years old. We're like what the hell's this draft to turn it off real quick. You know he calls me and says what the hell did you give me. And i said i don't know i recorded on the tape a well. We wanted to the beginning in it. You know it was. It was graffiti. I don't know what to say. And i you know i told them i'm sorry you know. He said well. I need to. I need you to write the boy scouts a letter of an policy so i decided apology letter to the boy scouts for Basically probably ruined some of the kids psyche.
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Really what's your relationship like with shane. Back then You know we're good friends. We don't see each other a lot but you know every once in a while we'll run into each other signing but back then he knew a friend of mine and got my my member from his friend and my friend our friend and mutual friend and he called me and he said hey. We have this Company that is more geared toward your type of wrestling. Your olympic wrestling Then pro wrestling. And it's called e. c. w. a. k. So he's telling me. This is looks more like wrestling pro wrestling. So i was like. Oh okay that's cool so you guys are starting to pro amateur. Wrestling late is now. It's it's pro wrestling but it's it looks more like amateurism. And that's why they put the tas- match in there. Just the make me happy when they were doing him in. Guido did amateur wrestling at the show that i went to win shame. Shane asked me to be a part of the ec. W show so. I was going to be in philadelphia and You know they're gonna pay me a good amount of money. So i decided that i would do it and i was excited because i thought it was more toward geared toward amateur wrestling so when i get there are meeting. The boys yeah. They're all tattooed up long hair. You know got their gear on and you know torn jeans and you know ravens got you know. He's holding a chair and sam man's hold a candle stick in in someone else's home old the ladder and i might supposed to be amateur right. This is worse than a wwe so it was. It was a very wide open eye opening experience to be a part of the show. And you know what happened during the show was just crazy. Let's talk about that before. We do want to mention they. Have you do an interview. And then they have. You helped do some commentary on the mass with tassels lido joey styles here Tasr is going to say the kurt. Angle's the best amateur wrestler in the world. But i'm gonna show you the difference between the best amateur in the best professional wrestler. So that's a nice little piece of storytelling. And tying union i guess. But then it's time for the world title. Match and sandman retains as c. W title pinning scorpio after scorpio. Mr move off the top rope. But that's not the real story. It's what happened after the match raven hits the ring along with stevie richards. Blue mini supernova. And of course lori fullington san man's wife and they destroy saying man caning him in the eye a bust him open and finally raven pull out across from under the ring. Yes a crucifix is going to happen. They tie the sandman to the cross put barbed wire on his head like it's the crown of thorns put on jesus a crucify him at the cw arena and the angle is even too extreme for ec. W because after intermission comes out in the ring out of character and said he was coming out as scott levy and apologizing to anyone who may have been offended by what happened. And it's in the observer from what we're told angle backstage was really upset about the angle thinking might ruin his image and feeling double crossed about being there and there were some fans who freaked out about it but it is doubtful that angle will ever be back and the rumor and innuendo was that you told heyman you're leaving and this better never air on tv or else you'd have your attorney get involved. What do you remember about seeing a crucifixion at the w. raina. Well you have to understand. I'm a i'm a christian kid from pittsburgh you know catholic christian and you know the c. The crucifixion was really offensive. You know but but back then. I do want to say this because i need if this off my chest i didn't understand the storytelling pro wrestling. And how you want to get the wow factor and you know surprise people and get them excited or getting pissed off. A lot of emotion is involved in pro wrestling hall story so back then. I didn't get all that. I've even understand it When i saw it i was like oh my god this is is the crucifixion. This is someone portraying jesus on the cross austin. I can't believe i'm here right so i went out. I was really upset. And i went to paul heyman i said. Hey i can't be on the same shows this right. You can't air this show with me on if you do. You're gonna hear from my attorney. And paul said i didn't. I didn't even know what's going to happen. And i was like here. He's the promoter it's the main event and he doesn't know this is going to happen. He's full of shit. So yeah and paul. I love paul. He's a great guy but you know he. He basically lied to me. And i understand why he just try. Take the heat off of themselves right and you know i i. I was serious. I told him. I'm gonna sue you if i end up on the same show so i know they have this it on the same shows beer if they might have they took the crucifixion offer. It never air now. Okay so i you know. I won that battle but It definitely scared me away from pro wrestling. I was like terrified. That was that was my last straw and And that. I think that was what ninety six though right. Yeah late ninety six. So that was my introduction of pro wrestling. that's it was. It was overwhelming. I'm sure he thought on your ride back boy. My agent was right. This is trash. I don't need to do this. Yes i definitely thought that this was not the thing. I wanted to do I don't like offending people But at the same time. When i got to wwi My my attitude changed now. When i started i started getting what it's all about and understanding it. It was ashby and early. Nineteen ninety eight. I started watching it on tv. I started watching monday night raw. And what caught me was austin and rock undertaker triple h It was it was a fun show to watch and they were very athletic I i was really surprised at their athleticism. And you know siham go through the ring the the issue was. I still thought it was a bunch stunts. I'd another psychology and storytelling involved. So i just thought that. I was gonna go back to w eventually and and get a job in. Do my stunts and go home. That's i thought you know. Pro wrestlers were hollywood. Stuntman basically was at so. I thought i didn't understand that There was you know some wrestling involved in pro wrestling and So it was. It was a i opening experience for me saturday.
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"There's not a lot of fame or or or glory or cash in training for the olympics. I mean these guys are dedicating their entire life to something. And it's not like they're hanging out at the ritz. Carlton doing so right. Yeah it's you're not making hardly any money You know back then at that time. Usa wrestling was paying a stipend for the number one man on the olympic team. A thousand dollars a month. So that's all you got. I mean it was. It was pretty bad back then. Now it's there's money involved so they they make a lot more money they they actually. When i won the go the olympics in ninety six. I made thirty five grand. That was it that was from the olympic committee. That was my prize for winning a gold medal. Dedicating your whole life to this. Here's thirty five grand. yes now. i heard it's up to you know. I heard rumors that it's up to five hundred thousand to win. Some say was to fifty. But it's a lot more money now. And i think the stipends are lot higher the monthly stipend but My my club foxcatcher. The thing was if you were involved in a club then you say wrestling. The olympic committee didn't pay you. The club paid you right. So i i couldn't get from both so i went with my club fox catcher and they would pay me two thousand dollars but i had to fundraise. I didn't have a lot of money. You know i wasn't coaching anymore. I wasn't I was my full time. Job was training right so fundraising. I was selling posters and you know wrestling memorabilia and whatever i could to earn a buck to take care of my costs of travel and food and everything so it was a really hard time to be a an amateur athlete. An olympic athlete back. Then and that's why a lot of athletes After college they retire because Backs then you you. You know if you had a family and and you just graduate college and you're married and have a kid you're not making enough money by doing amateur wrestling so you're going to have to quit and get a job so You know it was really difficult. I at a hard time making ends meet. But i we. We worked at out my family. We were a team and we. We made sure that. I made just enough to you. Know take care of the bills so after your family is helps sort of support you like this and they hear that you have a half a million dollar offer but you're not going to pursue it. How did that go over. That was that was not good. Thought i was crazy. Why wouldn't you take it. And i said i route centers. Toby not you right or like damrau so you know it was. It was a difficult time. It was you know my family. They weren't that upset but they were. You know they they. They weren't very happy that i that i made that decision. It weighed on my mind. I mean you know those next two years that i sat idle You know it may be thank you know how upset they were widened. Take the deal and You know i. I noticed a things. Were closing up for me because a couple years passed since the olympics. Nobody's knocking on my door anymore. So it's time to make a move. And that's what i did. Let's let's talk about on the way there. It's reported in the observer that you're going to attempt to pursue the olympics again in the year two thousand That happens on september. Thirtieth is when dave reports that on the fourteenth of october. It's reported that you've officially decided against doing any pro wrestling before we talk about what's going to happen next which is going to be probably the most talked about on the show. I want to ask about two thousand. Because i had read at the tom. I remember reading that you were going to try to do it again. Was that the initial plan to pursue the olympics. One more time in the year two thousand. Well the plan was not to pursue the olympics. I i broke my neck before the for the olympics in nineteen ninety six and when i got done i won the gold. I just want my neck heal up and and retire from amateur wrestling and look for something else but you know the more i look the more things. Were not coming up the right way. There were not that many opportunities for me and it was really tough to accept. I mean i just wanna go many olympics. And i'm not getting much money for being who i am and what i accomplished and so i decided you know. I'm going to try for pro wrestling. I actually called the. Wb you know in nineteen ninety eight and Asked if that contract still stood. Jj said hell no. You're going to have to try out and if you do make it you're gonna get a training contract and that training contract was fifty two thousand dollars a year so it went from five hundred grand a year and fifty two thousand dollars a year. Well they had the leverage at the time my gas before us and you know what. That's that's my life. I've always been the underdog I didn't expect anything different. I knew the good lord was gonna make me work for it. He always has to know always. Well so i. I knew it wasn't going to be an easy ride. I knew that. I'd have to suck it up and accept less money and try out instead of i had a guaranteed offer whether i was good at it or not and i turned it down now. I have to try out right. If i'm good enough though siamese to a training track that's not even close to the first contract so it was a really humbling experience before we get there. You make a now infamous appearance at the cw arena has. The story has been told. You had a friendship or at least An acquaintance and shane. Douglas who is also Pittsburgh guy and he's one of the main guys one of the top stars the dc yesterday. Oh.
"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"For myself as a pro football player. Yeah you know that was my mindset. I you know. I figured that i would do something i would you know. I guess you'd be more in athletics. Right continue so i was a great football player in high school and i you know deciding to wrestle in college was move. I made and thank god i did. It was the right move. But you know i it was. It was a really difficult time for me. In ninety three ninety four and i had to get myself straight and i did one position. Did you play in highschool in football. I was full back in la backer inside linebacker state so i did pretty well. I got recruited. A lot of colleges recruited me. But i passed on them and went with the wrestling was we said earlier. Kurt didn't always want to become a professional wrestler. In your book you even said your first reaction to being presented. That opportunity was alma life. I've been told never to watch pro wrestling. It was garbage. Everyone told me that was the unanimous feeling of anyone involved in amateur wrestling so deep down. I knew i'd never accept their offer but i have to admit the money. Get my attention. I hated a waste of time. But i was curious. So i accepted their invitation to a tour of their facilities in stanford connecticut. So you didn't watch wrestling as a kid. What was your exposure to it as a kid i. I knew a handful of wrestlers. I always told not to watch it. That it was a bunch of trash veal and they were fake. And yeah you know. So i was. I was geared away from it. I was you know directed away from it. And you know i knew bruno. Martino and hall cogan The undertaker You know stone cold. Steve austin. I you know i've heard of him. The rock that Other than that. I didn't i wasn't that educated pro wrestling and I couldn oh you know what i was going to get myself into so It was it was a little weird You know be in that position and not know what to do. We're going to talk about your invite to talk with them. Mcmahon's but i i wanna mention new also had a trip to new york to be on live with regis and kathie lee which was a big deal and you noted in your book that that appearance was a lot of fun and rage just put on a wrestling singlet and you got him on the mat and you are It's a comedy segment. And i think you said something. That was pretty funny. I just wanna know one thing regis. Where's your microphone and any laughed. You don't wanna know angle. How great was regis. Man regis was so entertaining. I i was always a fan of his. My mother he was he was her favorite Talk show host. And i go up there and you know the beyond his show regis and kathy lee That was a huge hit for me because my mother thought i was the greatest thing in the world being on regis show But he was really funny. Very friendly One of the kind of guys ever met and he never forgot you met. You want always remember who you are. He was he was a really great man and i. I really enjoyed being on his show. Well once you finish the show you jump in a stretch limo and you're headed to the w. w. h. q. and of course essence stanford connecticut. You wrote in your book. You were impressed with the facility. There titan towers as it was called at the time. And you're even impressed with the presentation by the mcmahon's and i wanna mention bruce and i have covered your career over on the something the wrestle podcast and i think that's you had those olympic games. Those olympic matches online july thirtieth and thirty first in roughly a little over a month later here. You are meeting with vince. I think it was september. Fifth nineteen ninety six and at the time meltzer wrote. They must feel that. There's a decent shot of getting him because the fact that it was announced on television when there is no deal done at this point interest has also been expressed in matt ghaffari who took the silver in greco roman super heavyweight division before ultimately losing. But either way though. Tell us about your Your first meeting with vince here on september fifth nineteen ninety-six. Well i. I didn't know what i was getting into. And you know going up there and you know get them give me a whole limbo treatment and first class. You know airfare and Treating me like an important person It was it was pretty cool You know they show up and going to vince. His office and talked to him was a bit overwhelming. I i knew of him. I knew who lee was and You know what he's accomplished in his life and a to me with him and you know he he straight up just gave me a deal. Tenure deal this is what it is. This is what you're gonna get You know take it or leave it. And i i asked him if i could talk to my agent first before i decide but You know so then said okay. That's fine meeting. wasn't that long. It was relatively short but You know. I told him. I was interested but i didn't know if i was going to sign her. Not you wrote in your book despite the interest and positively You were more likely to join the circus. The world wrestling federation. Today's episode is sponsored by blue. Let's talk about something. We can all use a little more right now of sex. What about great. Six ghazni can improve your performance and get the extra confidence and bad. Listen up it's blue dot com. That's blue like the color. Blue blue shoe brings you the world's first able with the same. Fda approved active. Ingredients has both agra and you can take them anytime day or night even on a full stomach. C can be ready whenever an opportunity arises blue is made in. The usa prescribed online by licensed physicians. So you don't have to go to the doctor or wait in line. 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"kurt" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Gone right thompson and you're listening to the current angles show and of course we couldn't do it without the hall of famer and the olympian himself. Mr kurt angle. Kurt how are you man. I'm doing great welcome to my show. I i'm so tickled to have you here man. I think we We got some clicks last week with the announcement that you're doing a podcast now. I was a little overwhelmed with the response. Thanks are over at sports illustrated to who helped break the news were you at thanks suggestion. That was really awesome. The the story that he you know he put out and the response was incredible. I was really excited. I i didn't know what to expect but boy we're we're excited to have you here and of course you get all these shows early in ad free over an ad free shows dot com including video of the show. Last week we talked about kurt's wrestlemainia main event wrestlemania. Nineteen one of the more conic wrestlemanias of all time. Certainly people wanted to hear about The the bites but the story leading up to the pay per view. I thought was even more interesting. So we're going to double down on that talk today and our topic will be from the olympics to the wwf. What a journey. That was I'm sure another time. We'll tell the whole story of getting to the olympics and winning the golden ninety six. But when you look back it doesn't exactly feel like this. Was the original plan. You win that championship or that. Gold medal in nineteen ninety-six which you don't debut in the wb until nineteen ninety nine so we're going to try to fill the gaps here okay as we get ready for a big anniversary moment. I'm sure we'll talk about the olympics. A little more. But he wrote in your book that you're supposed to stay in atlanta for the remainder of the olympic games are games but everything changed once. You won the gold The rooney family owned the pittsburgh. Steelers flu you back to pittsburgh because they wanted to honor you. Halftime of a preseason game at three rivers stadium. But before you get to the game you go play music with jimmy buffett's band my goodness you become a rockstar overnight. When you win the goal. I became a celebrity. I overwhelmed oh you know everybody. Why two piece of kurt angle. It was it was very exciting. You know being in atlanta and representing my country olympic games was one of the greatest things i ever did and Have in my you know my. Nfl team fly me back to pittsburgh to introduce me at while. The preseason games and celebrate my olympic victory was unforgettable sixty thousand fans in the arena in the stadium. It was so cool. And you know while. I was there Jimmy buffett. Somehow his management team Contacted my manager and said we like we already played drums. We like them that. Come out and play a few songs. The amphitheater in pittsburgh. So i went out there after the game. The the the highlight was you know being at the. I guess it was three rivers stadium back then it wasn't high skilled yet being the nfl. Football game a preseason game against the rams that was very member. It's pretty unbelievable. You know that you win the gold medal. And jimmy buffett's ban wants no compla- the drums and oh by the way we want to. Arnie you at an nfl not just in the nfl. Stadium your nfl stadium. And we've done our research. And i can't believe i hadn't heard this before back in ninety three. You even try it out for the steelers as a fullback before you pursued the olympics. Is that right. Yes i tried it out. Would what happened was was nine hundred. Ninety four and i wasn't having really good luck making the olympic team in the world team. You know the olympics in the world's is every year you have olympics every four years and the world's every year so they have olympic teams in world. Team tryouts and the first two years. A ninety three ninety four. I did make the team. I was either second or third and i. i didn't think i was. I wasn't confident enough to beat the guy that was in front of me. And i decided that i was going to quit wrestling and try out for pro football. And i you know. I had someone contact the steelers. And they were open to have a tryout with me and i went down there to the three were stadium and Did the all the you know the whole The display what they do. I you know put me through the wringer basically what they did and you know. The forty yard dash the shovel rhyme Doing pass routes catching with one hand catch with the other A lot of different You know i guess. The word is almost like a combine. It's pretty much combine. So i did that and they. They weren't interested. The thing is. I tried out in a skill position. A skill position is either backfield quarterback running back wide receiver defensive back. It's it's a position with more skill than than the line and You know the not many Athletes have ever made a pro team not playing college football. I didn't play college football so knew the odds were stacked against me. And when i try data. I did pretty well. I didn't run a very fast. Forty was a four seven. And i think that's what really hurt me but They decided not to you. Know go forward. So i didn't have a choice i went. I decided i was going to go back to wrestling. And i did. I made myself a promise that i would do everything i could possible to make you know. Make my dream come true and a was to get a bi was going to lack the confidence. That was my problem back. Then as i was. My confidence was really hurting at the time i needed to building it up. Did you just decided i know. I want to make a living as a professional athlete. So and i'm sure we're going to talk about it another time or maybe later today but there's not a ton of opportunities to make money and in a in a wrestling sport outside of professional wrestling and i know we're gonna talk about that in a moment but did you just think. Hey if this isn't working out exactly as hoped to really make the olympic team. Maybe i can still make.