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"mike kyoto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

03:58 min | 2 months ago

"mike kyoto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"You know, sometimes a snake, none unlike Matilda, the British bulldog bulldog, unfortunately it became the blunt of some or the butt, us and jokes. So I think Vince was the right place the right time for Jake because miss will go to the expense. And make the arrangements to have the snake on hand, because once you get to a certain point and you see the snake on television is so involved that all these angles that snake almost had a snake even had the names. Referees don't, but snakes. Damien, hey, listen, Tony chimel and Mike Kyoto used to drive those trucks all over and they had a truck that had Matilda. It had that Damien. I think it might even have Frankie in there. They had like a petting zoo on wheels that's driving these trucks around with all these animals at the time. Were you paying attention though to his work in the WWF when he was there for those 6 years prior to you joining in 92? Yeah. Oh, absolutely. I was a big fan of shakes work. Always have been. Because he thought he thought things through, things he did may have been uncomfortable, but they were, they were realistic. It made some sense. And it kept you tuned in for the next time. And so yeah, I was almost a big fan of Jake's work because he brought logic to the scenario. He was a villain, his best suited to me as a villain. I loved his heel work. And because of the promos are just spooky. Different. How the other guys have figured out that the more you screen, the more people tune out. Same way now. You got a guy that's just yellers. Like I'm over, I guess. That was good. Thank you very much. I appreciate my writing staff today. That's funny too. So, you know, he was, he was always a guy that you wanted to see what was next. And it was always fun to watch to catch up and see what's going on. If I didn't have time to watch the whole WWF show at that time. Or didn't have access to all the easy streaming and taping things. It was harder, it was more challenging. But if I could, and I made Jake was on the show, I would try to watch. Because I knew he was going to do something unpredictable and said that would make me think. And that insult my total intelligence as a wrestling fan. He had so many good feuds back in those days, JR. I mean, I think about steamboat, honky tonk, Rick rude, Andre, dibiase, all the stuff. Randy Savage. Think about when the, I know you remember this when they had the snake come out of the wedding. And then he had the snake bite, Randy's arms when he was tied up in the ropes. That's gotta be one of the highlighted feuds. Randy and Jake the snake back in those days. Yeah, you gotta hand them to savage. It was never one of my favorite people. But I'll never see a negative word about his in ring abilities and build a bell. He was a cessation. But I handed a savage for going along with that angle. I mean, you know, how are we going to do today? Well, we're going to have the snake bite. Wow. You know, and those camera shots are very graphic. Yes. What you can see that it wasn't a work. So I handed my tip my hat to Randy Savage on that deal. But and I had to Vance for condoning it and going for it. Because it was risky. And it was different. So good television in my estimation. Guys, one thing Randy and Jake never did was put the crowd to sleep..

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"mike kyoto" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

06:13 min | 2 months ago

"mike kyoto" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"No kidding. I was his driver and handler. Okay. I was the Timmy white to his Andre. Wow. Yeah, so I had that duty for almost a year when I was a kid. Oh no, sorry. He's Indian. I was thinking. Wow, so you're just driving him around, driving him around, you know? I got that duty. And it was funny because Jimmy Cordero said it. And then Scott Armstrong had it and then Johnny gave it to me. And what's that? Did you get paid extra for that? No, man. Again, I just got my hotel room. Which was cool. Which was cool. And then again, when the boys would find out, hey, kid, I'm staying here. Which was cool. So Johnny asked you to do it. Johnny asked me to do it. And at first I was hesitant to do it because I did no delete, but then at first he and I really had a communication barrier because he didn't speak English and the fact that didn't want to pay for gas. I was getting stuck pain on the gas and Johnny wasn't reimbursing me. So one day we were somewhere down in Florida, I pulled up to a gas station and I sat there for almost an hour. And he goes, we're not moving. We're not going. Until you pay for gas. We're not moving. And he did. And then after that, she and I were good, man. Yeah, yeah. I remember I said, I'll have Kellyanne talk is Jericho for ten minutes just to do it. We ended up talking for like 55 minutes. And once you get into, once again, the word of the day, cadence of his speech, and his thick accent, once you kind of get a hold of that, you could talk to him. And he told some great stories and still on my favorite though, as he was talking about how popular Kit Kat is in India. And I said, kitty cat? No, kitty cat. What? Kit Kat. Kitty cat? No. Oh, cricket. Sorry. Every time I see cricket, I think the cat. But the leap was a character, man. And he and I really became good friends. Oh, you spend a lot of time together. Yeah. So we were there. And again, he would ask me, Marty, why are they doing this? Or why did they say this? And so I would break it down for them too. But ultimately, man, he became a good giant. Yeah, yeah. And that's the thing like you said, there's no job too big or too small when you're a ref, you know, interesting company because if you're like, hey, I need to find I need to talk to, can you find Santa or tease for me? Sure. Now we can text, but still sometimes, can you find someone for me? And that's the thing too. Like I tell people, learn production. Watch what's happening in production. There's been times where I've had to be a ring announcer. I'm not a ringing answer, but do it because I've watched and I see what it is. So yeah, can I ring announce? Can I referee? And I set up a ring. Can I run production? Absolutely, I can't. Can I run errands? Absolutely. When we were down in Mexico, Timmy white always had me help him escort people because I was bilingual. So whenever we went to the meet and greets at the record stores of the radio stations or whatever, I would translate and stuff. So that helped me a lot too, man. So as a referee, there's a lot of different answers that you can wear, man. And again, I'm glad that I was able to learn a lot of different things because it's given me the longevity. It makes you more valuable. It does. It does. Sam or sound guy was our tour manager as well. Now he went back to sound, but if we need a tour manager, he can do that. He can, you know, the more things you could do the better it is. Do you remember when we went to Chile? I think it was that Mexico Chile, whatever, and Timmy white had to go into the runway of the plane and pay off the government officials. $10,000, bro but remember all the booze we drank on the plane. They wouldn't let us off the ground. It was like someone out of a godfather movie. Timmy had to go on the runway and the wind was blowing his hair. He didn't have a lot of evidence blowing it around and literally paying off the consulate $10,000 cash for us to be able to take the plane off. Yeah, because they had come and they had stopped us from boarding. And then we finally got to board, but they held us up so long that we had three runs of alcohol that we went through. And like you said, it was like almost like one of those desert scenes where we see the mob. There's somebody standing out. In the middle of nowhere. One guy gets out of each car to do the deal. And it was Timmy white, who got delegated to go out there with a $10,000 check. The last couple of things, so we talked about kind of roughing and then what makes a good rough. Who are some of your favorite all time refs? Mike chioda. Yeah, my Kyoto man. Mike has taught me and actually I reconnected with Mike recently due to his good reconnect with him. That's great. Mike Kyoto taught me a lot. Tommy young was really good. He showed me a lot. I remember I called Tommy young out of the blue. I got his number, and I called him and we talked for four hours. That's awesome. And he told me everything that he ever did was steamboat and flair and why he did this and why he did that, how we sold it. And I was like, oh my God, so I went back and I watched the shit, and I went, oh, okay, that makes sense. Timmy white was another great one. Jimmy cordas was always great to me. Jimmy cordas really looked out for me and really took care of me and made sure that I was maneuvering correctly amongst the sharks, so to speak. Sure. And Jack doan was good to me because he had Jack, man. Jack got me on the ring crew and really took care of me in that ass to win on the rink where you make extra money for that. Absolutely. And you get your hotel and carpet for. We go back to the hotel and car. We're all carnies at heart here. Yes, we are. And then points at hotels and miles and everything, bro you know that. So how about some of the modern day reps that you watch if you see WWE if you watch raw, if you watch dynamite or some of the recipes that are like, that's a pretty good ref. You know what? I really haven't watched a lot of gotcha..

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"mike kyoto" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

02:46 min | 2 months ago

"mike kyoto" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"And singers who had zero experience. On Netflix. So watching chavo drain these women in these girls on how to do professional wrestling in the way he coached him the way he broke it down and really just was so eye opening to me. So now I use that child of Guerrero approach when I'm training people now is that I like to break things down because I'll tell you you're the shits. I really will. I'll be honest with you. And the reason I'm brutally honest with people is because I tell them a, if I lie to you, you're never going to learn. Yeah. B, if I don't tell you what's happening, then you're going to continue to have bad habits and make mistakes and see if I don't help you in train you correctly than our business suffers. So you're going to continue to go and do stuff that is not going to benefit our business and you're not going to be any better for it. So I have a couple of questions about when you got to WWE. You mentioned Earl Hebner talked about were some of the refs helping you out giving you advice. Yeah, tremendously. Timmy white. Timmy white was so good. In such a good dude behind the scenes too, man. Mike Kyoto helped me out tremendously, you know? When I got there, of course, I had the developmental deal, and I had the free runner car in for your rooms. Okay, I'm right with you, Ken. You know, which was great. Let me just explain, when you have a developmental deal, you get your cars and rooms paid for. When you get signed to a real contract, see you later, buddy. Make your own reservations. Absolutely. But it was great though because Kyoto riding with me at that time was really helpful and it really taught me a lot because he had already been there for 20 years by that time, maybe 19. And writing with him 300 miles after a show and stuff and just talking the business and he would say, oh, you should have done this or try this next time or tonight when we do this show move like this and so he taught me a lot about, again, cadence and about positioning in about and it's good to have older guys like that who have the experience and I'm one of them now today, which I got no problem. But when you're coming up in the business, always learn from somebody who's has that experience and has been there and it was done something because those are the best coaches and trainers. So when you start in WWE, I'm assuming you're working opening matches or whatever. What was your big break as a referee in WWE? Was there a certain moment where like you did something really good and they were.

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"mike kyoto" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

04:39 min | 2 months ago

"mike kyoto" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"What happened? They switched the finish and didn't tell me. Oh, so. It's kind of something you should probably tell the ref. Yeah, yeah, kind of. So they switched it up. And that was the only time that I ever had that issue. But for the most part, in Kyoto, my Kyoto taught me this is that whenever in doubt, let the boys know. Kick. Right. Yeah, and the reason you do that is because the boys are bumping, they're spinning, they're dropping. They're getting dropped on their head, things of that nature, big false finish. Somebody could be a little loopy or something like that. So, you know, it doesn't hurt to remind them, especially in between the cadence. One, two, kick out, kid. Yeah, yeah. There you go. So, yeah. Kind of protecting yourself. And him, yeah. Yeah. Yeah, and then. So that's very interesting because I remember like you said, changing a finish, but you got to let the referee know. Absolutely. I think it was Charles Robinson that might have been in when I was working with steamboat and we were in Greenville, South Carolina. People are just going bananas for him. I mean, that's one of his might even be his hometown for either. But it's one of his places. I think he's from Hawaii, so no, but you know what I mean? It was one of his hometown WCW NWA Star Wars. And we went there and they were just going bananas for him. And I was like, I can't go over on him. It's a Sunday afternoon. So I told Charles, I gave him the code breaker. I said, kick out. And I said to Charles, he's kicking out. But I'm saying it to him. He's kicking out one. He's kicking out too. He's kicking out and he kicked out, but I'm giving, I said it three times just to make sure he's kicking out, he's kicking out. He's kicking out just so they make sure that he heard it. And then I picked steamboat up and I said, WrestleMania three finish. I couldn't even remember what was called a depict my first slam just roll me up. I couldn't think roll up. I couldn't remember the words I said, WrestleMania three finish. And he rolled me up, and I said, this is it, Charles, count to three. Count to three, two, count to three, three. Making sure that we're on the because, you know, I don't want anybody to get like, I didn't know if it was real or not, yeah. Yeah, and you know, that's why it's very important for referee. It's always listen. Not only to the crowd, but listen to the time that you're being given from gorilla. But listen to the boys in the match. If they're shooting somebody off or they're calling a spot or they grab a hold where we at. And sometimes the boys forget where they're at. So you got to kind of remind them because that's why as a referee. I like listening to the match. I just don't want to know the intricate details because at this point for me, I like to just know the finish and everything else I like to go do Shakespeare and do it off the feel of the crowd. But in the very beginning, I would listen to the match and I would visually see the match in my head, so I would know where to be. So whenever shoulders were going down or somebody was getting bumped or whatever, I knew where to be positioning wise, so shoulders are there. So as soon as they came and bump and landed, I knew where to be, so I was able to count on one, two, and then they'd kick out, but I always envision the match inside my head. It sounds kind of weird, but that was something that I did for myself, so I would know where to be in positioning wise as well. And that's helped me out through my career this whole time. Well, it's interesting. If anybody's ever noticed an AW that exclusively work with Aubrey and she's my ref. And I started that because right before the match that I had with hangman for the title, way back in 19, I saw her and I said, she looks great. I mean, she looks like a pro. She's fairly green, but she's got a presence to her. I think it's time I think it would be very cool for a woman in the very first men's heavyweight championship match. Now, WWE has three or four women ref course. This was a big deal. And she did a great job and I said, okay, I like the other rest, but I like working with Aubrey. We know each other's cadence. We know, and if she does something wrong, I'll tell her. There's a chemistry. There's a chemistry. You and I had it. Absolutely. Charles and I had it. Like in WWE, if I wasn't working with Marty Elias or Mike Kyoto, Charles Robinson, those are the three. And once in a while you get Chad Patton who's good. But it was always usually Charles or Marty. Those are the guys I felt most comfortable with. Absolutely. Gearheads know that some projects need so many parts, it feels like you need a whole storage unit, just to store them. That's what eBay motors 122 million parts are for. Think of it as your virtual parts garage. They've always got the right fitment at the right prices. Use the eBay motors app or visit eBay motors dot com. Let's ride. What makes a good ref? What do.

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"mike kyoto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

02:28 min | 4 months ago

"mike kyoto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Com <Speech_Male> so much going on <Speech_Male> over there. <Speech_Male> We just got to have JR <Speech_Male> on with Mike Kyoto <Speech_Male> going over rock <Speech_Male> Hogan from Russell <Speech_Male> mania 18. <Speech_Male> What a phenomenal event <Speech_Male> that was. <Speech_Male> And JR is doing <Speech_Male> all kinds of fun bone <Speech_Male> and stuff over there. <Speech_Male> So join us <Speech_Male> over there, not only do you <Speech_Male> get JR, you <Speech_Male> get Jeff Jarrett, Eric <Speech_Male> Bischoff, Tony <Speech_Male> schiavone, <Speech_Male> Kurt Angle, the list <Speech_Male> goes on and on. <Speech_Male> Conrad's adding <Speech_Male> to the group this year. <Speech_Male> It's just <Speech_Male> unbelievable <SpeakerChange> what <Speech_Male> that man has done over <Speech_Male> there to add free shows. <Speech_Male> Yeah, <Speech_Male> he's built a <Speech_Male> brand. And <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> empire. <Speech_Male> That's <Silence> good. So <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> he's like, <Speech_Male> I feel like I work with Johnny <Speech_Male> Carson because he's only <Silence> shows up every now and <Speech_Male> then. <Speech_Male> In Carson <SpeakerChange> used to be <Silence> about every <Speech_Male> week. You're getting Jay Leno <Speech_Male> now. <Speech_Male> Yeah. <Speech_Male> I don't know about that. <Speech_Male> All right. <Speech_Male> I like it. <Speech_Male> I like working with you, and <Speech_Male> I appreciate it. And I <Speech_Male> thank you so <Speech_Male> much again for <Speech_Male> this week, JR going <Speech_Male> through the retrospective <Speech_Male> of Vader, <Speech_Male> the Hall of Famer, <Speech_Male> and next week <Speech_Male> again, it's ask <Speech_Male> JR anything, <Speech_Male> get your questions in. <Speech_Male> I guarantee <Speech_Male> you it will be a <Speech_Male> great time <Speech_Male> on behalf <Speech_Male> of the voice of <Speech_Male> wrestling. You can hear them <Speech_Male> every Wednesday <Speech_Male> on dynamite. <Speech_Male> My God, <Speech_Male> he's singing the <Speech_Male> lyrics to the <Speech_Male> stories they're telling all <Speech_Male> on the screen and we love <Speech_Male> every minute of it. <Speech_Male> He is Jim <Speech_Male> Ross. I'm Paul <Speech_Male> bramwell. We'll see you next <Speech_Male> time right here <Speech_Male> on grilling <Speech_Male> JR. <Speech_Male> See, when's your not <Speech_Male> everybody on T, <Silence> BS? <SpeakerChange> <Silence> Thank you. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Distracted <Speech_Male> driving is a serious <Speech_Male> problem on our roadways, <Speech_Male> leading to the <Speech_Male> deaths of thousands of <Speech_Male> people, and injuries <Speech_Male> in the hundreds of <Speech_Male> thousands each year. you. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Distracted <Speech_Male> driving is a serious <Speech_Male> problem on our roadways, <Speech_Male> leading to the <Speech_Male> deaths of thousands of <Speech_Male> people, and injuries <Speech_Male> in the hundreds of <Speech_Male> thousands each year. <Speech_Male> When you take <Speech_Male> your eyes and your <Speech_Male> focus off the road, <Speech_Male> even for a second, <Speech_Male> it can be deadly. <Speech_Male> Not just <Speech_Male> for you, but for <Speech_Male> other drivers, pedestrians <Speech_Male> and bicyclists, <Speech_Male> sadly, <Speech_Male> many Americans <Speech_Male> use their cell phones <Speech_Male> while driving. <Speech_Male> Whether it's texting, <Speech_Male> checking email, <Speech_Male> scrolling media <Speech_Male> feeds, or <Speech_Male> any other form of distraction, <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> drivers are putting <Speech_Male> themselves and <Silence> others <SpeakerChange> at a great <Speech_Male> risk. <Speech_Male> It's important to know <Speech_Male> that 48 states <Speech_Male> have banned texting <Speech_Male> and driving. <Speech_Male> Also 25 <Speech_Male> states prohibit <Speech_Male> all drivers <Silence> from using cell phones <Speech_Male> while driving. <Speech_Male> Distracted <Speech_Male> drivers are not only putting <Speech_Male> people at risk, <Speech_Male> they're also <Silence> probably breaking the <Speech_Male> law. Look, <Speech_Male> it's dangerous to use <Speech_Male> your cell phone behind <Speech_Male> the wheel. <Speech_Male> That's why law enforcement <Speech_Male> officers write <Speech_Male> tickets <Speech_Male> and enforce hands <Speech_Male> free and anti <Speech_Male> texting and driving laws. <Speech_Male>

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"mike kyoto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

05:36 min | 6 months ago

"mike kyoto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"And there it is to that sets us up here, often the winner, he has a big time Royal Rumble moment, but Bret Hart isn't having it. He's upset. He's in Jimmy Cordero's face. He's yelling at Mike Kyoto. He grabs Mike Kyoto, flings him to the ground like trash. And he's getting into it with corded. This is at the Alamo dome, and this is going to set up this Monday Night Raw that we're here in Toronto for, which by the way, as we watch Brett here, man, I saw the feedback you and Conrad got on Bret Hart's heel turn. Heel in 1997, that was unbelievable. Did you see some of the feedback online about that show you did with Connie? I have not. I was too busy taking blue shoot, but nonetheless, all the research in. It got over. It was a big time fantastic. Seriously on that everybody liked it because we worked hard on it. It was a great topic and a great time to talk rashly. Well, here we are now we're back at this big Monday night we're all about Jerry. As I said, this is the first two hour Monday Night Raw. You and Conrad during your show that you talked about bread hall talked about Bret Hart, I can get it out. It was right after that rumble on raw, but that show featured Brett quitting, then returning for the announcement of the final four to determine who would take on Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania and I wanted to share this with you. This came straight from the observer. Don't be surprised to see either major or minor changes in regards to Monday Night Raw. The rating for the January 20th edition. That's the raw right after the Royal Rumble pay per view, where we see the world title change hands, right? So Sean wins it from Sid, a controversial rumble finish, which we just saw here highlighting the intro to all. And then you open with a hot roll by seeing Bret Hart quit all this nitro still wins the hour handily and scores a tremendous second R rating. This was a major cause of concern for both WWF and the USA Network. Do you remember how quick this comes into you guys from USA and was this kind of, hey, we're going two hours from now on. Is that how it all unfolded? Well, I think that we're going to go two hours. As we've grown to know over the years, that's still not enough fair. The issue is that was too busy running a tower relationship department and paying wrestlers. And then weekly payoffs and a lot of them bookings. So I didn't really get wasted in the USA business. This is going to win a hot start to start to show a lot of talent during right now. Jerry Briscoe and pat Patterson. Yeah, this is bright heart as just making his way down to the ring in a big onslaught here with Vader's in the ring. I think we're going to get a little stone cold as well here. But look at it's interesting because and stone cold and hard are just fighting up the ramp away here. It's a Malay to start. This hot raw in Toronto melees are always nice to start. This is the fans are invested as we speak, and that's what you look for. This is the two hour show, the infamous Thursday raw Thursday which sees Shawn Michaels loses smile. That's moved because of the Westminster dog show. How much did everyone hate the old Westminster dog show? It was a real bowel popular. It didn't even make you want to turn off those commercials on TV for the ASPCA and they starving dogs, God bless them. We should all help. We should. But sometimes the same here as bullshit and or not, I grew up as a kid until I left for college. I always had a dog. So I'm a dog guy. I'm glad you guys have been informed of that. I don't want to tell you for Christmas. Next year, nothing like that. Well, this is not a Westminster dog show. Again, that was the big deal, but let's talk about stone cold. Here he is, this is the start of 97, wins the rumble. This is the year that everything really like we said on that Royal Rumble 97, your time the rocket ship to his back. And here he is mixing it up with Vader Meltzer says in the observer that the original plan for this very episode was to air the Royal Rumble in this spot, but there's an agreement between the paper view carriers that you can't do it. And literally on January 29th, the decision is made that it will be a two hour show. From there, the next show is two days later for the World Wrestling Federation and it's in the sky dome in Toronto. Was this show? Do you remember JR always supposed to be a television shoot? I don't think so. I don't remember exactly what I'm going to swear to it, but I had to give you an answer right now. I don't think that it was originally. It was kind of thrown together. I asked because the crowd, you know, it's not well Mike. It doesn't look like a normal TV shoot is my point. The lighting. I think you're right. I think the lighting doesn't look the same. We played the hand and we were dealt. And that necessitated in the eyes of many decision makers that we go make this a raw from Toronto. We had a great advance. We had a lot of tickets sold. But like you said, the key tip off is the fact that it's not lit like a TV shoot. As we watch Vader climb not to the second group, but to the top of the rope here, the refs yell and he smacks the referee in the face and then there it is. The groin shot, the nut shot from Austin..

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"mike kyoto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

03:43 min | 6 months ago

"mike kyoto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Welcome to grilling JR. This is Paul bromwell and I'm joined by the voice of wrestling mister Jim Ross. Jim, how are you doing this week? I'm good, thanks, Paul. Just trying to figure out this new system, you've always thought and they tell me that our crack stats and we're ready to roll. So, buddy, we've been clueless. This has been comedy gold. We've been playing a little game called click this drag that fuck you for the last half hour before we got here. I've been thinking that. I know you have. It's been written all over your face, but we made it, and by the way, we're broadcasting from the Bluetooth studios. Try Bluetooth free when you use our promo code, JR at checkout, just pay $5 shipping, JR, you're a believer in the product, aren't you? It works. That's what you need to hear. It works. So he is a paying believer. He believes in it. It's good stuff, so there you go. Well, JR, listen, we're going to jump right into it today because we're doing a watch along and I'm excited. This is from 25 years ago. We're going back to the first ever two hour Monday Night Raw. It's from February 3rd, 1997. It was in the Toronto sky dome. It was actually recorded on January 31st with an attendance of 25,268, so what I'd like you guys to do if you're gonna watch along with us, this is the part where you want to fire up that peacock machine. So launch the launch the cock as Connie sometimes says. Go to Monday night he is something. And we're going to go to season 5 of Monday Night Raw, episode 5, and we're going to count it down, jam. I'm excited. We're about to do this. This follows up the show. We did recently covering the Royal Rumble 1997. Are you ready to go? Yes, I am. I sort of got I am. Please. Get this shit started. I'm ready to roll. All right, let's do it. What did you have better things to do tonight? Hey, yes, sir. Here we go. As we record this, I'm leaving town tomorrow morning for lovely Chicago. Very nice. Yes, sir. All right, well, let's talk about that as soon as we launched this. So let's do it in three, two, one and play. The revolutionary force in sports entertainment. Welcome everyone to the sky dog runner Ontario Canada. Tonight it's Royal Rumble raw world 25,000 fans are here plus Shawn Michaels psychosis and two championships on the line. The man they call Vader making his way to the ring here in the sky down to play smash mouthless stone cold, but right now let's take you back to the Royal Rumble. Yes, it was the Alabama where over 60,000 fans were on hand to witness the most controversial conclusion and Royal Rumble Match history. Austin Oliver diesel. And Falk and Vancouver. He knows what they've got to kind of know about. That's right. Nobody saw it happen. No evidence. No evidence just us. In the 25 or 30,000 people over there. Just the millions watching at home. And now they're also going to go in my next Brett. In Toronto, a lot of the fans will like it. It's a lot of the past did not. Austin is getting his hand raised by young Mike Kyoto and look at him called him Jimmy Corden..

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"mike kyoto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

06:06 min | 10 months ago

"mike kyoto" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"And we weren't allow those high school gyms. So you can imagine the dressing facilities are different. You know, and corny being a big fan of kayfabe. That was challenging because their students in and out things like that. So we didn't have catering. You know, we didn't have a big room for interviews. It was just a very low budget. But we had fun, we're doing harassment and we're having a blast at it. So I look back at those opportunities to call matches. They're smoking mound with a fondly. I really do. You know, I know corny's surge at hornets miss and things like that online digitally. Just a little bit. He's in business. He's trying to get clicks. He's trying to draw people to his side. Same as I am. Yeah. Hey, we got to do that. Bischoff, and he did plenty of that with this past week. Over the line sports podcast, JR, he wants to know and again, it's like these guys are reading our minds here. Any possibility of book number three, the first two were amazing. There's got to be a bunch more work and personal stories that you need to tell the world. Well, it's a hard thing to do. And I'm not going to settle for half assed book. If we start writing it and it's not going well, we're just going to do it. But yes, you heard me say earlier. There's offers out there now. For a 50th anniversary celebration type book. And I'm not sure what direction it's going to take. This is Paul O'Brien's idea. So he's got something in his head. He wants to he wants to utilize. And I write these books a lot like. I would tell a story. It's got to have a beginning, and you always play on the finish. So I'll always know what the last chapter is going to be about. You know, then we ride it off it goes. So the answer is yes. But a lot of deals. I have got to be dotted. He's got to be crossed before he again this next venture. 50 years. The golden voice of wrestling. Oh God. Here we go. So yeah, that's exciting, looking forward to that. Ryan is up next. He says, what's your best Steve Austin, personal drinking story? Well, let's see. There's been a lot of. Steve and I rode down. He always drove. I remember I remember he's on a try to clean out a little bit strength wine. So that's what we did, not any like wine. And we drove from Phoenix to Tucson. Because in those days you were all Monday and of course live and go to the next day another dead TV SmackDown. And so for somebody like wine, I don't know how far it is being used to Tucson for a hundred miles maybe. We drink two bottles of wine. Yeah, not smart. Drinking a driver's not cool. But, you know, we're bulletproof. You don't cold. You know, I'm Jim, Ethan Ross, and crazy. Delusions of grandeur. Right. But yeah, that was that was a dandy. And we almost got to the point where we're going to start. Taking out signs, and those big ass wine bottles and signs. But we didn't do that. Oh, good. It's like too. It's like we were sitting in the back of that goddamn plane ride from hell and actually not an idiot. Yeah, I don't want to relive that again. That's for sure. Anything from Dark Side of the Ring taught us that. We don't want to see the drive of stone cold and Jim F and Ross. I was very disappointed now, so those scenes were portrayed. But those kids got to make it live and they got to Korea controversy. But I'm not a big fan of having a question to ask way over here, and then it is edited deep in the show. There's something that fits everything. They manufacture it. And I'm not saying that was all the things they did. And I'd like those guys. To creators, hardworking young guys. But I didn't like the show. A lot of the way too negative and impacted too many people negatively. I thought yeah, so it was hard to, you know, I've offended a lot of people being on that show, which I apologize for. I talked to Mike Kyoto about it and he said there were times where he would answer something and he was like laughing. But that would be spliced into a part that was a serious topic. And it made him look kind of like an asshole, and that was kind of taken out of context of when he was talking about it. Not good. Yeah. So I get it. Jeremy is up next and he says, well, we're watching every raw in order. I came across the first of what for three weeks would be called rikishi's stinky faces before a complete switch distinct face instead. What's up with that? Really? That's really a question. That was really a question. Yeah, it got a little Gregory Shane helms in there. That's good. You like that? My favorite guys. What's up with that? The move was called stinky faces first, and then they went to stink face and he's really concerned. He really wants JR's opinion. He wants us to take minutes on this show to find out why that was changed. It was a better day in the stinky face. Stinky faces. Yeah. Thank you faces, whatever they.

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"mike kyoto" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

09:30 min | 3 years ago

"mike kyoto" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Bryan Alvarez it Mike Zimmer V. You don't just occurred to me. I the catchphrase because I can't sing. How's it going? Everybody that's Brian. That's copyright Bryan Alvarez not that he'd probably care that much as a matter of fact. I don't know about you but my wife literally things every wrestling podcast I listened to his Bryan Alvarez and whatever she catches me relisting to any podcast she always goes out to gold everybody so I think Brian has a catchphrase. He doesn't even realize it. He needs like a t shirt doesn't it you'd think Brian would capitalize utilize on that but he hasn't yet speaking of Brian by the way I don't have the the texting ability here. I don't have the tax don't text me. If you do want to message me. You can do it on twitter at Jim Valley J. M. V. A. L. L. E. Y.. You can also catch other podcast. If you're a subscriber to wrestling observer DOT COM I do the Pacific Rim podcast with Fumi Saito. He is the leading author and historian and journalist in Japan for Japanese wrestling and we do at least an hour most every week virtually every week talking about whatever's happening in Japan for example he's been at Cork and for all of the G. One shows and we'll talk about that and some of his predictions and who he thinks is GonNa take it all and that we'll see at wrestle kingdom in January Tokyo dome either way if you remember if you're a subscriber you heard me at Tokyo Dome with Dave and Fumie and I we did a show for subscribers and maybe I'm going to go back this here. Maybe we'll do some cool stuff. You're thinking about going to Tokyo Dome this year. Hopefully we can all connect. I also do the Portland wrestled cast. I grew up watching Portland wrestling as a kid and so since Portland doesn't have you know a lot of history out there particularly in the podcast era this podcast focuses specifically on Portland and if you've never heard it I put it all in one package for you so I play clips from the T._V.. Shows kind of set the stage as to what was happening thing in front of the camera and then usually do an interview with somebody who was there and talk about what was happening behind the camera so it really kind of gives you that three hundred sixty degree view of Portland wrestling so if you've never grown up with Portland you don't anything about history as they used to say on N._B._C.. It's new to you actually coming up this week. If you're subscribers the Observer I've got historian Matt Farmer and we're GonNa talk about the nineteen ninety-four show with the late Perro Aguayo on it when he wrestled for sandy bar in the Portland area and also on that show Tonya harding when she was just a media frenzy from the Olympics and she she was friends with art bars. We talk about all of that history if you're subscriber to wrestling observer dot com the phone number is a one what is it. I still still working on getting it down. It's one eight hundred eight seven eight play. You can call in right now to wrestling observe live or Jim Valley tomorrow night. Is the raw reunion show where they bring back everybody. I don't know if it's just me. I really feel like like there's they've done. This show not that long ago was it the thousand episode or something wasn't that long ago but it just feels like this is happening way too soon but as I mentioned Hulk Hogan is going to be there ric flair is going to be there. Steve Austin is going to be there. Medusa and many more seems like a lot of people are going to be there and that means probably a lot of short skits and a lot of brief cameos and you know a lot of people standing around and then suddenly the boogeyman shows up clean everybody runs off and and things like that but I hope they're going to do some big angle and use it to drive business to summer slam and not just have it be be a clown show but tomorrow night is also historical for another reason as Jerry the king lawler according to I._M._D._b.. I saw this on read it so I don't know if it's true but according to I._M._D._b.. If you go there Jerry lawler tomorrow night will be on his one thousand th episode of of Monday night raw which is crazy when you think about the guy who for years bashed Vince McMahon and batch the W._w._e.. The W._W._f.. For Hollywood wrestling and cartoon wrestling and <hes> I remember when he was the universal champion you can see this memphis stuff on youtube and he's talking about Hulk Hogan and Ric flair being company champions and that he was the one true champion because the U._S. W. A. had an open door policy. Let's see so he was the one true world champion. Jerry lawler sued the W._W._f.. They sued over Harley race being called the King of wrestling a legitimate lawsuit and now here we are twenty thirty forty years later and Jerry lawler by far the most appearances on the W._W._e.. Flagship show Monday night raw by the way next on the list of your curious is Michael Cole at six seven hundred sixty seven Monday tonight raw appearances so he's GonNa have to stick around for a long time and be the voice of Monday night raw to even come close to to that record but Jerry lawler something interesting Johnson and not even in the top ten the other wrestler that has the most appearances is triple h at seven hundred and seventy three kane at six sixty one referee. Mike Kyoto followed by J._R. Vince Lilian Garcia Chris Jericho Shawn Michaels Jack Down and Randy Orton. Those are the people with the most raw appearances. It's go to the phones right now tim in Miami. You're on wrestling observer. Live Jim Valley what's going on. What's up Jim so happy to have you aboard team? I think he'd do a terrific job. In speaking of <hes> raw twenty Fox started with the raw reunion. I got a prediction. It's not a full prediction is the prediction but I think one of the lead stories in the Observer. This week is going to be disappointed both U._S._A.. And they'll be we were in the viewership number that at this thing does because the show you're referring to <hes> Jim that they did recently was raw twenty five which was January twenty eighteen and that did a huge number they went from like three point two five million up to four and a half billion on average and so I think U._S._A.. They is probably looking at that number and thinking they can recreate that but raw twenty-five Jim they promoted that thing for months this union this thing and it was a disappointment. That's right now. I remember remember. They did the Manhattan Center her and basically did nothing in the Manhattan Center. That was a terrible show now the death thank you for everybody Tim. I appreciate that yes so I think I think that probably left a bad taste and people now but also the people that they're advertising causing a lot of the big names. We've seen them recently between hoboken twice he was at Saudi Arabia he was at Wrestlemania. We've seen Shawn michaels wrestle in the interim. You know so to be the only guy who has the potential on this thing to really boost the ratings needle is Steve Austin and I think people were even underwhelmed by his appearance of raw twenty-five because he didn't cut a promo through a couple of stunners and drank some beer and so I think they're going to be woefully disappointed in the number. My prediction is there will bump but it'll be half as big as the raw twenty-five they're going to average about two point nine million viewers for the three hours nine prediction. I'm not going to take that bet. I think you're probably right on the money. It does now that you've refresh my memory. I'm like Oh yeah that show I remember I think I left work early just to come home and watch that show. I was so excited to see it and then I was like Oh okay well that was it's not great but okay but you're right. We've seen Shawn Michaels. We saw Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemainia. We said you mentioned we saw him wrestle and I don't know what it is. I can't put my finger on it but compared to other stars. I feel like there's not got a lot of nostalgia for Steve Austin and I don't know why that is compared to so many other people of his generation earlier generations yeah and there's tremendous diminishing returns when you try to throw forty old school people literally literally there. I think it's thirty nine right now. Onto one show you like my buddy. He was paroled. Twenty five was really he loves brother Love so he was like Oh they're going to do a brother love's show he's going to get his own second was like do not. They can't write individual all segments for that many people three quarters of these people are going to be thrown back stage into a poker game or a food fight Tim in Miami. You're one hundred percent right. Thanks for calling at one eight hundred eight seven eight play away. You've got some thoughts on the Rog reunion. Do you agree with Tim. Do you have something to add I for one. I think he's got a really valid point that it probably with thirty nine people. I didn't count over thirty nine people yeah. They can't write segments segments for all of those people. He's right. There's there's GonNa be a backstage damps and then of course what are the odds by the way. I need to check five times. What.

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