17 Burst results for "Nick Bach"
"nick bach" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!
"Of the match people were going in Sane I've never seen that could believe it. First Time you see our our imagining. God. That match, these guys that were wrestlers wrestled. and not dog sometimes Joe Crazy and they'd come back into wrestling. I was I was unbelievable. So why did why did you consider because Donna ones were running Portland and so he was a promoter and you start a mantra went to Boston but you consider Portland to really be where you kinda. Started feeling you're filling your own, you had television exposure you were getting over. At what year was this business? Why we who is teaching you? What was clicking with you was it the reps was at the time in a ring. Now, one of the guys I worked with you know and some of the old timers and I took a lot of bumps for. Else. I have. I've learned all that but some guys important little territory for example, Nick Bach mink over there at one time that but Martin was. A good worker and he was there there's all these guys that I didn't know you know what I mean and Pepper Martin goes to promote one night. He says, let me work at program but the kit. dammit. He's good. So pepper Martin which atop baby face, we couldn't wait to work on each other first match we had its don't. He's talking to me into ring. I can't do that. I'm talking to him he doesn't listen to me. That her next I let me the batch. became the best friend he was so good. Tell me the story about Nikko Zach because in your book, you said this Guy could sell his Oh my God. He taught you a different level of work. Because would sell sell sell, and because he was so great at selling that people would go crazy when he made his comeback, you that was an eye opener for you at right I'm your life exactly put a reverse headlock on Emma you hold onto it and you don't East Strand Dryness Brian he's got. that the pull, the hair, my God, they go crazy people the head. Oh. Hey, sometime for fifteen minutes and he would fight it and fight back down. Said, you gotta get out. Stay, there they know they want you out man oh Jesus that easy. So you went to San Francisco after Portland and I WANNA, get into high end up going to work for Roy Shire. But first, let me switch gears for a second get into some football football is back. Pre season has started and I know yellow scout and players and stats to get in on fantasy football action, and you know the best place to do that. It's. A draft kings dot com and use my Promo Code unleashed. You can play for free with your first deposit. So put your.
"nick bach" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"In a way that maximized what can had an and. I want to go to Kenny Hogan Second Foot. Make your thoughts on that and that Verne. Maybe gets a bad rap for not you know yes. He didn't keep going around and they had business disputes. But Hogan was when it gets everything for an stood for and yet he still of course the money was everything pushed him to the top. I think you hit it right on the head. Their money was everything and as much as vern wanted to maintain that old school mentality. You know all of a sudden my God the cash registers are overflowing everywhere with Hulk Hogan so I mean he basically had no choice. I mean this guy's there. Hey let's let's ride tidier and you know. Certainly money talks to But not including putting Hogan over is the champion and that I think is is really came here to Wayne was kind of damned if you do damned if you don't because you know here. This guy is on top. And he's feuding with everybody from David Schultz. Jesse Ventura Mr Saito. You know right on down the line right. Yeah but Bach. We go again Joe. It came time. Switch the strap and that wasn't going to happen You Know Verne still went with the old guard. He still went with the wrestler And I mean that from a from a technical standpoint. He went was a wrestler as opposed to the big muscular blond guy from Venice Beach But again it goes back to you know again what you said a little bit earlier on you know the burn you know. Maybe he got a bad rap because he didn't hang on to hold onto long. Maybe got a bad rap because he He didn't the strap on them. Maybe in retrospect he should have done that but in terms of what he created with whole Cogan. Absolutely it's documented. That's another part of Oregon legacy that people should absolutely recognize and You know again boy. The Times were changing back. Then I think the whole thing was so rule wind for Verne back in the day and again when he retired and he came back in. Nineteen eighty-six for wrestle rock. You know how old was he was sixty some years old when he came back or sixty sixty when he came back restaurants and you know the whole wrestling world is just like flying away from him and he did everything he could. You know you mentioned earlier. The part about you know. Burn keep up with the times and he should have done this and that you know what you know. Since he really tried given the the parameters of what trying was to burn Ganja he left the old studio the small studio format he went out to Atlantic city. He went out to the showboat in Las Vegas. He tried different things. Yeah he went with the midnight rockers. You know and he I mean he really tried as best as he could while he was gritting his teeth. You know to to kind of go with the flow. But you know it just wasn't to be people who say you know did burn hang onto long? Was He with old school mentality. You know who didn't Vince outlast? In the scheme of things and everybody everybody's gone I mean some people it took longer than others but he outlasted everybody. Nobody kept up with them. And I wil as far as giving Hogan the belt VIN vern liked. He worked with people in the especially in the seventies but even the sixties who were friends of his or the crusher. You know a love hate relationship with businesswise over the years but you know he. Nick Bach Winkle were there was a trust there. And there wasn't with Stan. Hansen Stan. Hansen came in after Hulk. Hogan was part of kind of parallel. The Road Warrior era the Post Hogan Road Warrior and Stan Hansen and Rick. Martel Awa kind of before the last chapter of Bisco in the rockers and buddy rose and Doug somers and Hanson walked out and didn't come in and they had to just hand at boxing title different title belt than the one Hanson left with no showed and maybe vern looked at that and said you know what had I given Hogan Belt. That probably would happen earlier with Hulk. Now you could say that's Burns fault for the weekend business with talent but vern may have looked at the Hansen incident as as kind of a validation of his unwillingness to go all the way with Hogan before he felt more comfortable on a business relationship and friendship with them because hope was of a different generation in vern was used to working with his generation Bach winkle crusher Stevens Patterson Robinson and Macau did that play into it that was just a different generation. Verne was having a hand over the keys to the shift to somebody that he just didn't know where trust besides the fact that hope wasn't that amateur stand out. That was a great point weight. And if you think about it and you mentioned Stan Hansen. That's a perfect example. And then bruiser brody bringing in bruiser brody. I mean there's guys came in that were totally hundred and eighty different than what Verne was used to and guys would never in a million years think I would bring in the road. Warriors perfect example. You know you go back to to Jesse Ventura one thousand nine hundred eighty four. You Know Jesse. All of a sudden he's gone. You know one day you know verbs portion of the next day he's gone Brody is walking out in the middle of matches. Dan Hansen runs over a title belt. I is this is. This is the generation that burn was dealing with and and so clearly you can understand why he turns to the Bach wiggles he turns to the Baron von Raschke sadly to the detriment of the AWA. Because you know the guys were you know into their fifties at the time. Although you know an argument could be said that Nicholas still phenomenal. Even you know in one thousand nine hundred eighty six when he wrestled. Kurt Nicholas Fifty two years old or whatever. It was When they went to a one hour Broadway but but again I mean just Yeah totally Generational Mick Nichols Auditorium. I want to jump in and say this to wrestling fake wrestling fans love undertaker at age fifty wrestling. Wrestlemainia fans have been clamoring for five years for sting who finally at age fifty five the same year as verts retirement match the same age showed up at Wrestlemainia for the first time in wrestled triple h triple H in his mid forties still put himself on TV. All the time more than Virginia did. Probably I duNno. Ratio-wise maybe similar. It happens in every generation and and so many different territories and different settings the legendary wrestlers when they left wrong power end up. Still THE FANS. Don't pay to see him and obviously when somebody whether it's it's undertaker and staying don't have a stake in the company or somebody like AAA who does. There's a temptation to either take the payday. Or keep your grip on that power that comes from being the star of the show because nobody can take that away from you vern. Ganja though was criticised late sixties through the say mid seventies because he had so much talent to work with the WHO were big stars but he held on as champion and I guess one question I want I want to give to you. Make did did vern deserve criticism. During that time. For hanging on too long because billy superstar Billy Graham Nick Bog winkle Ray Stevens crusher billy Robinson you can list big names should vern have given a turn to them on top especially when crusher was by a lot of metrics bigger draw vernon certain markets Yes I I think he probably should have given them a turn here. Here's the thing I mean you go back a little bit. A little bit farther than that. Like to the sixties he would give crusher attorney and he would have mad. Dog was on top for a couple of years. So you know as it got into the late sixties into the early seventies then vern started to cling to the biltmore and put himself on top more and for longer periods of time. And and that kind of thing and you know that was not a good thing And and part of the problem to wade is back then and again. You're talking one thousand. Nine hundred seventy two. I think is a perfect example. Seventy two seventy three. When he had all that talent that you're talking about vern defended the AWA title. I believe and this is not just in the twin cities. This is like all over the horn a dozen times or fifteen times the entire year and I think that added to the perception of wait a minute now. You know you're getting on in years burn. You don't look so good when you're in the rain you know and you know you you get ring rust. I mean let's face it. You know you wrestle. You know that infrequently and you're on top so bad added to the perception that maybe he should have passed the title around because he did have tremendous talent back. Then so yeah. Is there in all different? Hang onto long. Yeah but as you said he certainly not alone every every major promotion Especially when the guy owns the company. They've done the same thing everywhere and I think with burn sad to say the last ten years of his career because he rustled so infrequently. It was more glaring that he wasn't passing the title around. Yeah Yeah now is not the time to for razors at the drug store. Harry's no sometimes it's better to stay inside and that's why they shipped directly to you so.
"nick bach" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"It's not uncommon to hear about tough guys and professional wrestling so arly race is one of the many tough men professional wrestling but but it is pretty unusual to hear someone carried as much respect in professional wrestling is hardly raced in and got a lot of that is because of the respect that harley harley had for the business and the gaas in it so to elaborate on that until a couple of really great stories. Let's welcome great friend of the show host of what it happened win. Mr tony shivani well a couple of things about harley. I hardly was brought into w._c._w. Be the manager of a big van dater sure and he became like really managed to they brought him in because they thought that leon was a little bit <hes> well. Two out of control at times had a lot to learn about being on top in the business especially in w._c._w. Thought harley would be communist influence to him and and good help lead him in the right direction and not not so sure that it always happened that way but i know harley did have an impact on leon's life. I don't think there's any question about that but the the story that i know about harley race is one. That's been well told old in <hes> in world championship wrestling and especially mid atlantic championship wrestling ricky steamboat rick flair had great foods and some of the best feuds since some of the best matches they've ever had happened in jim crockett promotions back before they became big international stars on turner broadcasting and back in the seventies when ricky steamboat defeated ric flair for the mid atlantic television championship they had this angle where flare attack steamboat and took steamboats face and rubbed it across the floor of the television studios so to make him look make it look like he was really hurt. They brought steamboat in the back and harley race just happened to be there because the world champion was in town at that time and he was doing tv a harley was there and <hes> <hes> as as the story goes he asked for someone to get some sandpaper so they went out to a local hardware store to get sandpaper harley took the sandpaper and sanded steamboats face the the right side of his face sanded off his eyebrow and then grabs steamboat by the head and said kid this is going to hurt standby and punched him as hard as he could in the eye to swell up the i'm black and the eye and and dan he told steamboat go out and do your interview so harley was was was truly legitimately one of the toughest roughest this rugged guys at ever stepped into the wrestling ring and i think that story just shows you exactly the the extent he would go through to make sure the the injuries that came across on t._v. Legit well. It'll thinking had permeate some of the other territories because something happened in in this era when harvey's champi you would think man that i can't really have happened right not politics the way it were of course he's making the loop he being harley and picking up wins over pat patterson and dusty rhodes and dory funk and dick the bruiser and angelo ofo and the original chic but they need as a couple of title versus title title matches against superstar billy graham of the w. w._w._f. And the awa world champion nick bach winkle that seems like that is almost like a fever a dream as much as as these territories would be divided just a few years later but but it actually happened champ versus chain it did happen for pay days cash and creative the cash. The talents are gonna make make them happy happy for sure. The <hes> <hes> money's gonna make was a great bonus cost normally in those big <hes> glorify matches like in in the in the northeast with a superstar billy graham and and and then awa or wherever may be with nick balk winkle. They're great pay days there and the houses and then remember that a piece of that. There's a piece of that house came back to the n._w._e._a. So the n._w._e._a..
"nick bach" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"And Greg and GM when they're there on Sunday, they will also be happy to sign the books and you can ask them questions. But the movie starts at six okay, so doors doors open at the Parkway Sunday, five o'clock the movie, the wrestler, okay, George after watching this again, among the wrestlers who did the best job acting. Wow. You know, I sat through all of the tapings of the matches, and, and I guess, if got just a moment, I'll tell you a quick story. Yeah. Vern ganja in the movie, of course, is the aging champion and the concept of the movie is they don't want him to die in the ring, and they want him to lose the title before, too young challenger, which is played by Billy Robbins, and they I mean how many times those to wrestle? Probably a good dozen or so times over the course of of three year period. It was one of those classic matches because baby faces. Yeah, they're good. Guys won match in particular during the taping Verne was wrestling against Nick Bach winkle. And it was supposed to be one of these in the story line that Nick was a top challenger and could could Vern topple him well, during which we saw wrestling all the time. Exactly. And during the teaming Vern delivered a drop kick to Nick and legitimately knocked him out. I mean Nick jolted back and he was out. They had to stop the filming and Nick was shaken a little bit revived and Nick and true character when he finally came to, and they were ready to start the taping again he turned to the crowd, and he said that will never happen. You know, it was such a great atmosphere in the old, Saint Paul auditory him right in that era. They actually pumped smoke into the arena because in those days, you'd have the fans that would be having their heaters to Gars your and it was just the time. And so it was very if you watch the movie there's just so much Minnesota history in it. Like I said the landmark center you can go downtown there, and in Saint Paul right now and, and it the landscape of that area has changed so much, but it is a fun movie. And in the end, we won't tell the ending, but it's just a classic and it'll be on the big screen, and, you know, Chad when it first debuted, it was they aired this thing they had premiers all over the country because the wrestlers at the premier's aired at the man theater. In Bloomington, when it they knew and it was like they had red carpet out all the wrestlers were there in their tuxedos, with their wives or significant others, and it was just a huge event. It got covered by all major wrestling magazines of the time. Got coverage on television at the time, and it's just a really if you're a fan of wrestling, you're gonna enjoy seeing it. If you've never seen it, you're gonna love it and just remember that the things they tell you in there. They sorta broke that wrestling wasn't real, but they never really set it. Wow away. And talking about the risks that wrestlers take even though you know that the fans for those that don't believe that it's real three arranged finishes but it's a story line and it's a soap opera and it's told so. Well, there's a locker room seeing where the bruiser the crusher. I mean who can get better memories than those to correct? And they come into the locker room after Edward Asner character. The promoter is beat up by the gang and the crusher and the bruiser clean house in only the way. Well, we'll finish right there George because we gotta get going here. So reminder, the wrestler, this Sunday, Father's Day. But it's late or not guarantee a lot of fathers. We'll have fun seeing this at the Parkway, legendary theatre. Doors open at five George will be there. Gregogna our guy, Jim Brown sell. It'll be well worth the watches for phenomenal 'cause Georgetown about, and the movie starts six, George, always a pleasure. Thanks so much for reaching out. I really enjoy the conversation as always. Chad. Thank you so much. Well worth checking out again, Parkway this Sunday. Doors open at five film starts at six. It's two fifty one. That is the Linda's construction timeshare time to create a more energy, efficient home. We season guard windows,.
"nick bach" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"I love doing this. Let me know when I can come back, I will absolutely less, you wait a sec. I don't know if I've ever asked you who's your favorite wrestler. I can't ever answer that, well, what was your favorite wet wrestler? When you were six years old. I didn't watch until I was probably eight or nine. And when you're right, I think I would say, oh man, 'cause they don't like looking back like and I'm not trying to get the answer because I went through and gone. He was no no. It's it, it sounds like a simple question. Yeah. And people who don't understand, you know, they, they just don't know how loaded the question is, it's great. It is, like my I didn't like I'd like to say, oh, there was one guy that made me watch wrestling, but I kind of, like when I tuned in and started seeing the Awa. And it was my only choice, it was Bobby the brain Heenan cutting promos for Nick winkle. It was just even Tura in Adrian a Donaldson. This kind of odd couple dynamic. Just worked in a way that just it just worked and Jesse being colorful and talking about Turkey town, one and Turkey town to Minneapolis Saint Paul and, and Adrian donnas from, from Brooklyn, New York. And then you had the crusher and mad dog. And these enduring ganja older baby faces near the end and they were they were compelling to me. But it crusher Jerry Blackwell, one of my favorite restaurants, even though he's a hero time. Crusher jerry. Like when I look back at what made me a fan of wrestling, it wasn't so much. I love her in ganja. It was the he'll promos that it wasn't like I was some ironic fan who liked to cheer heels it wasn't that at all. But the wrestlers who made me watch wrestling, and get addicted to it every week where let me tell you something being Jean. What do you mean on time, those black hole promos and what he could do in the ring for a big guy? So it really was mostly the colorful, Awa heels Bobby Heenan, and Jesse Ventura and crusher Blackwell. And then the baby faces were kind of for me. They were. Playing Dino Bravo against crusher Blackwell, or the high flyers. Ganja. Bruns Zell against the east west connection Kurd Haning. My first wrestling show and made eighty one Kurt heading if, if Adrian if credential lasts ten minutes in the ring with Adrian a Don. It's been Larry extending would get his hand on Adrian afterwards crusher against Jesse and opposed down and crush your and it was based on fan. Cheers and Jesse dead. The, you know, the, the rear deltoid latte, pose and all the bodybuilding stuff in the be like he'd pose like he was drinking the finishing off a cake, and it has the ring. A bell toys me g look at the rear down. So if of course, crusher got the pan cheers and Jesse Ventura through fit. So like it, I didn't have like a favorite wrestler. But I was cheering like mad as a ten year old. When I went to the to see gone ganja and his retirement match against Nick Bach winkle. So in that sense, the high fliers for ganja crusher and mad dog were my favorite baby faces, and then I got to experience as a kid through kids gla-, you know, through the lens of a kid, whole coconut, jojoba, mania, being born, and I was a hoax maniac. You know, when in the birth of that in the Awa, so those are the early ones, but when you get once I get into doing the newsletter, it's just it's hard to say I appreciate I appreciate so many wrestlers but saying, I have favorite. It's just kinda hard to hard to pinpoint or even look at it in that way, if that makes sense, I know it makes perfect sense because it's you can't you get to the point where it's like, you know, you've seen so much wrestling that freight train as your favorite wrestler. You know. Yeah. Or like you know it's, it's. It becomes say..
"nick bach" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"I hope that's okay static right now sock about tank Abbott. He makes the news here because allegedly he had meetings with you guys before he wound up showing up WCW, and one of the things that makes its way into the newsletters is that tells you guys in your meeting in Connecticut. He'd be a bigger star. Steve Austin, chat me up. What do you remember about talking to Tang cabinet? Well, it was an adventure. He's he was a very charismatic guy. I mean he had a lot of charisma. There's no doubt about that. He's one of those car wreck type people that you can't take your eyes off. Of course, you don't know how he's going to what is going to do next in the scenario, we were all a lot of us. There Bruce was myself there. Maybe a few others were that were becoming m eighth bans civically you, you USC fans. And, you know, he's about brawler. He kind of reminded me of dick, the bruiser kind of character. Way back in the day, a or not, he's not a whole by ho wrestler. That's why when dick, the bruiser tinning over Snyder, that sets a combination because we'll was silky smooth like Nick Bach winkle and the and the bruiser was brawler. So that's kind of that's kind of the, the thing there. He he had a reputation. We felt like he wanted way too much money and we kind of chuckled at where we're glad the guy's got confidence in his ability with right? No way in hell, he's going to be the next on coast eve, Austin lease in our view. And so we didn't explore that opportunity much farther. One of the opportunities you guys were looking for is the turn. Billy Gunn into a singles heel wrestler. And of course, you're going to try that in June. He's going to win the king of the ring. But Wade Keller would report that there are some who believe the new age outlaws as the team are more valuable than the some of the parts and it's inevitable that they want back up together after you've had a guy like Billy Gunn, who had these on success with smoking guidance. And then tried the rockabilly gimmick in the singles thing it's just miss..
"nick bach" Discussed on Poop Culture
"You can watch this event on the WWE network right now, I checked it out earlier empty seats everywhere. So it's like the lesson x t live show. I went to why. All right. Give me give us the lineup. Right. So the lineup. It opens up with you guys. Remember general add non okay, this was back before when he was Sheikh add on he went against a buck some poll never heard of them. Sounds like a shitty GI Joe off character DJ Pearson wrestled super ninja if you haven't seen the super ninja match you gotta check it out because it's on the WW network. And if you look on super ninja hands he's got swastikas on the back of both of his. It's about that. Yeah. That's weird worth knowing stars Astakhov or what are the? Yeah. Did they think they're growing stars? I don't know, but they are blatantly swastikas. They are big white block. He's lost the cause. And it's creepy is this all over the internet. Or is this something that Mark James came up with watched it on the w? This is something I came up with about five thirty tonight when I was watching on the network, and I'm like what the fuck does that ninja have swastikas on his how much did you partake at five thirty when you watched it? Nothing at five thirty g's an hour and ten minutes lead. I'm gonna say that they weren't swastikas. I don't know about that come on. I'm going is right now curiosity that would be all over the internet is is it all over the internet. If not then I go to the WWE network right now. Go to Awa eighty seven may second. It's the second match in super ninja. You can't miss it. He's got daggers on his forearms swastikas on his fists. That's probably my favorite motley Crue album to be honest. Okay. I I I agree with Mark. I'm looking at a picture right now. Yeah. I just about to send it to the the group chat. Those are definitely maybe this is like an educational thing. Like, he didn't know what the hell you is putting on and thought it was a symbol for Chinese star. But that's Philly swastika. Okay. The gentlemen, who played the character of super ninja was shouldn't see Toco who is a Japanese wrestler. So the Japanese had. No clue swastikas. We're old. That I just got a tweet from land storm from twenty-six this way found the picture. He wrote not sure why the super ninjas Nazi Awa super class to. Thank you, Mark James. Not fucking crazy. Oh, hold on here. No clarification from Samoa Joe from Samoa Joe it says, it's actually a Buddhist symbol he worked a small town in Japan. And you found them everywhere. Interesting. Yes. That technically that is true. But this is nineteen eighty-seven people should've fucking known better. Just weird. He did follow up again and said that being said super ninja, isn't Japanese. So that's a pretty boneheaded move. All right. So go on with your second story. Good stuff there. All right, Sherri, Martel defeated Medusa. But the big match on here was curt Henning defeated Nick Bach winkle to win the Awa world heavyweight championship his first heavyweight championship title run. He held it for over a year. And then finally dropped it. And then left to go up north to New York to the WWF. We all saw the midnight rockers Marty Janetti. Shawn Michaels and re Stevens in a six man tag match defeat, buddy Wolfe, Doug suburbs, and Kevin Kelly and then Jimmy Snuka and Russ Francis. Yes. The NFL's Russ Francis. From the New England Patriots defeated the terrorists that are known as super ninja Brian knobs and the mercenary which is Ron fuller. I could see why that corridor had two thousand people. Shawn Michaels on it Kurt Haning. Nick, balk wellcoll, Sherri, Martel Jimmy.
"nick bach" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"Hi, Ken rats, Nick now. Join me is a veteran Awa and WWF announcer. Ken good to have you back on the podcast today. My pleasure. Wade good to talk you. I just wish it was for a little better circumstances. Yeah. Well, let's let's make this a celebration of what Gino Kurland meant to wrestling fans, but also a realistic look at at what the man was like behind the scenes to work with and there's almost like a lot of people are focused on obviously his WWF days and even hosting tea and Tuesday night titans at the end of that shows, Ron and then WCW that's natural. That's where he had the largest national audience. But you have a tremendous insight. First person insight into gene Oakland in his. Awa days too in the sense that you were his replacement you add to fill some pretty big shoes. When gene went to the WWF. So I guess my first question for you is is what was your first exposure to gene as you're and talk about that a little bit. And then also your first interaction with him on a professional level, obviously being from Minnesota like gene was in living here. My first exposure as a wrestling fan and viewer was watching him on the Awa and even back, then I mean, he brought a different look to to the interviews. I mean, he he was more involved himself as a personality, and and was fun to watch. And then my first. Time meeting him was when Verne hired me I been doing sports for an NBC affiliate and met at a actually a celebrity golf and tennis charity tournament, and he called me later we had lunch. And that's when he hired me. So I was initially hired just to work with gene being the office kind of take some of the the interview load off of him because as you well know in those days every interview was markets Pacific. Unlike today, so on a interview day, you sometimes would have, you know, fifty or sixty interviews you had to do. So I it was very cordial gene tried to give me a lot of tips. And I kinda broke in doing some. Of the smaller markets, and gene was very good. You know, afterwards critiquing what I did. And and giving me tips, but in a trying to be very helpful way. And then it was just a very short time later when he just told Vern he was done and was going to WWF. So then all of a sudden, I was V guy and and doing all of them. You this is mostly about, gene. But I gotta ask you this about you. Or that had in this is in a way potentially about Jean that at the feel big pressure. I know gene had to feel big pressure replacing Mario O'Neill. And gene was beloved. I was at the age where Jeanne was I wasn't the adults who missed Mario Neil. And thought gene was this over the top carnival Barker like some of the people of of the Martin O'Neill generation thought he was my voice and face of the Awa he was the guy who interacted brilliantly on interviews with wrestlers. He's the one who made me beg my mom to take me to wrestling shows before she she even could fathom doing such a thing. And understood what this thing was all about. There's my generation then saw you show up, and we're like who's this guy with the mustache? How how did you feel about that? You're right there were huge shoes to fill and I was still learning on the job. And suddenly there was no more time for a learning curve. But I was so incredibly lucky that I had been around enough where I got such a amazing help and guidance. I mean, just think about being able to learn from the likes of of blackjack Lanza, and Bobby Heenan and Nick Bach winkle and the crusher, and luckily I had been around enough where they were trying to help me already knowing me, and with my, you know, best interest in as a side note. I'm sure you're aware of the story, but you know, Jean was. As like an emergency replacement for Mario Neil when there was a sag strike and Mario Neal is a member of sag after and couldn't be on air talent. And they knew gene a little bit..
"nick bach" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"And I mean, there was that moment in annexed t where he did that at an annex t show on a pre show. And I was like, oh my God look at this guy. That's who he should be. But once backstage he makes a funny face in laughs in an accent. And Vince, go see Stu Swiss and we have to turn him into a comedy figure, and you didn't have to do that. Right. Yeah. No, absolutely. Comparative Nick Bach. When I always thought that was perfect. You know, you have Paul Heyman or whoever do the bulk of the talking while he stands her in the student, and it was just. Yeah. Perfect. Perfect idea of what to do with him. Nick, L has cleared up a controversy here. He says at TLC are truth cult, Stamford, Connecticut. The cultural epic center of the United States or something like that. And I remember laughing at TLC. So when Corey graves said epic center, he was making fun of our truth. So yeah, I didn't know what that was all about I missed that. So when when Corey graves said epic center and then Tom Phillips at odds epicenter. I didn't know if Tom Phillips was in on it or if he was literally correct Inc. Corker has got gotta wrong. But Corey said it as a reference to our truth. So actually, okay. I didn't know that. Thank you, nichole. Yes. From the department of clarifications very much. Okay. Andy in Columbus. Ohio says I'd like to wait. And that's how it is. It's Columbus, Ohio. That's how they say. I like to weigh in on one on what I think the problem is with the WWE product four my sins. I decided a few weeks ago to go back to the very first episode of Monday night, raw in February nineteen Ninety-three income through to the modern era. Wait a few weeks ago? You watched everything whatever. Doing this is that over all is that overall meat and potatoes of the product was much better or beans and rice for Daniel Brenton. He really did this in. I'm seeing if he clarifies let's see maybe had plowed through Kim's convenience on Netflix quickly, my Gok, direct, mend it. There's a real nice charm to that. I do like it. And I think that's the reason because it's a Korean family, and I have no idea if they do this with Korean pronunciations, but when CHU is named come up. I wonder if it's like a sun plus silence cease somehow, which they probably don't even do in career. I have you. There's not many like broadcast network shows. I watched but I started watching mom when it was like unreal runs. Have you watched that at all? No, I don't even know if it's on CBS. And Nick, I think Nick is one airing the reruns. It's it's like really funny. Cool give it a shot. Yeah. Let me know what you think. I it's weird because it has like a CBS sitcom or ABC succumb vibe to it. And then it's just like consistently really like laugh out loud funny. So. I enjoy a good sitcom. Yeah. Definitely. Yes. Yes back. But, but it's not it's not a wish, you know. The new episode a Christmas special and then begins in January DVR. So hopefully, you do to demand at least. Yeah. Okay..
"nick bach" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!
"So I don't really get headaches. I'm very fortunate like even when I've had concussions like I don't seem to really struggle with headaches afterwards. But during training, I struggled with headaches because when you're taking that many bumps, you know, your head kind of kind of off the mat? And so, yeah, I remember having to take Tylenol or something like I had everybody had bought bottle over the counter, of course, pain pills. But like it was intense, and we were sore and we were bruised. It wasn't the most painful part of my career because of the path I chose. But it was that's a rough way too. You know, when you're training that much each day. So when did you did you Russell for a little bit kind of? Let's call that pro style. Yeah. You know, did you have a bunch of matches like that? And then graduate into the the majority of the matches. I've had in my career are just regular non death matches. But it's simply the fact that that stuff gets more attention. So that's kind of what's risen to the surface. But yet the vast majority of the matches I had were regular wrestling matches. And especially when I moved to Minnesota, and I was living there. I found a couple of companies that would want to do the extreme stuff. But that crowd that fan base wasn't quite ready for it. It was more. Just like remember the old, I guess like, Nick, Bach winkle, and the claw. And all those local guys, you know, that's still their idea of what wrestling is in. So they let me do some high spots in some flips and kicks and all that stuff. But most of them didn't want to really do the blood and the the weapons. So we'll man you your career basically lasted I mean, you went on your pretty much tenure hide you made your comeback, which was baseless and all for low Monte, Rory. But your basic career lasted four or five years. Yeah. Yeah. It was it was just under five years when I mean do debt was red land at about nine thousand RPM's. Yeah. So you've got a lot of miles on you and a short period of time. Yeah. What what concerns me a little bit is? You know, I I have Kurt wrestlers that the the guys that were inspired by death match. Tell me like I look up to you. And what you did. But the thing is most people when they get into wrestling. They're thinking this is going to be a career. This is going to be a longer term. You know venture. My initial goal was to only wrestle for about one to two years. It was going to be a break after high school, then I was going to go to art school and continue on with life. So I actually did it longer than I had planned on. But I was burning the candle at both ends, you know. And I knew it wasn't. You know a. Viable way to have a long-term. Wrestling crew actually plan to get into business for a year or two and then get out. Yeah. That was never heard. It's bizarre. It's it's it takes you more years to really lied. I didn't understand like I in my mind, I was watching EC CW and start lifting weights and trying to put weight on in my mind, I'm gonna finish school..
"nick bach" Discussed on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness
"That was. Yeah. I mean, we literally talked to Sean probably every single week for two hours for tenure straight. It was really nice to just have him on to be able to talk about what's up. We, you know, coming off the crown jewel the movies St. the movie, it was it's always great to talk to Sean and catch up, and like he said anytime that I or you or both of us go to an event. Now, we always find each other find a couch just go sit down and talk for about an hour before. All we're still on the road. Right when chunk. Yeah. Back, and you know, you, and I would always kind of sneak away and find a little room, and he would always you guys had your own Romo. I'll be back and he'd go get his pick. End that you know, that kind of relationship with that that we just, you know, enjoyed each other's company and hanging out and talking well end, what's really nice too. Is you know, as much as he had said, you know, the older generation kept their their cards to themselves, and that's true. But he also mentioned Nick Bach winkle giving him advice Patterson, and and those great minds and those great talents did because they were confident in their ability, and and didn't protect it. And now he's carrying that on. And I do feel that from a generational standpoint. This generation or our generation is is is open to that. And wanting to really just hey, he wanted vice great here, here's some and it's exciting. I know even you know, both of us being down that we talked about how exciting it was to sit in with them. And just kind of see how wide open every. Is to try try stuff, and listen and make it thrown. Oh, I'm back. This is post and next week at is that you know, this right now. Oh, who Flemish they my gut over gained O'Brien on himself, Mr. small package haw specimen special message for next week. But who he's going thirty goals? I guess I guess he's not happy that that Dana Brian is comb, so Mr. small package that was like a random small package that you know, drive by. Yeah. He just came in hit one small package and left. He didn't hold it for for days. They were talking earlier but road work. I think it's going to put the road work in. Yeah. Oh, there you go. Okay. All right. What was pretty solid affair here. For the for the first up so bad. It was. Yeah. Yeah. I pod back new home. Hope everybody's on board. And and having fun with us again that we should probably think west road one team w said Westworld like the TV show didn't like I did early. We need to think Westwood One team who know for helping with the show's relaunch Kelley Hurley with Floyd and Kurt hemming in Culver city, Robert mothers, and Tim CBN in New York City and Eric wiler in Denver. So thanks you guys for for helping us out and getting us back on the airwaves. Brother wouldn't Debbie WTN? OB WW dub dub who know. Who knows one Westwood One? Okay. I see I thought I was going for the WW thing, you know. Remember, it is subscribing apple podcast, Google podcast bought a fi tune in Stitcher, or however, you listen your podcast..
"nick bach" Discussed on We Watch Wrestling
"But if they didn't have that or the, it wasn't loud enough because they didn't think, but it wasn't until that moment. I, I really truly appreciate it like, oh, they are drowning in a sea of booze and not like you and I used to, yeah, real real booze real boost. That was amazing. A loved that. And then Leo rush came out and he's great in that role, but it breaks my heart. I'm like, this is the best you can do with Leo rush. Just have him out there talking. Maybe he's like, maybe, you know, he's making himself well, maybe making more money. He certainly not out there with Joey Nella fucked up his knee, something awful. I hate that. Hate that. It felt like it was inevitable though. Do you know how he did it? See it is that thing with wrestlers where it's like they do such crazy crazy, fuck and shit all the time. And every time you like, oh, God, you got to can't can't keep doing that. And then when they injure themselves, the worst is the routine stuff they do all the time. Yeah. And so he was wrestling. I think psychosis. If you saw them luta door was on nitro and stuff, and he do thing. We just like a cross body, you know, to the outside onto him, like off the the ring or whatever. And he just the way he landed. It's like Seth Rollins when he when he fucked up his knee, the knee stuff. I know like he his knee is fucked like surgery out for a year as like with undertaker's saying that interview. Just like exactly. He's big flips and stuff you, you run the risk more so of catastrophic damage as opposed to definitely. But then you get somebody because there's wear and tear it and it's going to wear you, and it's going to tear you because like Sony undertaker it's both high sockets, right, right. But then it's like, you know, he's got new knees, new hips, new, whatever, because it's just from doing that. It's like you don't have to do a fucking moon salt off the balcony into of, you know, bed of snakes type that are on fire. I will pay to see that. But because I mean you get you get like, you know, like. I don't know. Like Nick Bach, winkle. He was a guy back in the seventies and eighties, maybe even sixties but seventies navy's for sure. And then you know, that's not. Swan dives on the concrete era. Yeah, no. But then he's a guy is just from wrestling and doing what they do just a very standard style. And then you know, he winds up when when he's an old man, like he doesn't remember anything who anybody is stuff like that. You know, even Jim Knight heart that was the case with him. It's just it's, it's a rough rough deal. Guess we all got to do something, but y'all, Amy got to do something. But then there are other guys that it's just like the shit that they do like fucking. Like Tanaka still fucking out there still at it, and this is a guy him and Mike awesome every fucking night. Just obliterating each other. Just the most brutal outrageous unnecessary hardcore matches that you can imagine. Then he's fit as a fiddle. You never know the uncertainty is the most uncertain thing about the thing that is uncertain. While sure words you've ever wrestling Marty. Yeah. Yeah, he's just are you ready for this? What Vince is favorite wrestler? Yeah, will Osprey. Oh my God. Can you fucking believe it? He's just doing that to fuck with my asked him. I said, are you fucking with me? And he said, no, it's legit and quite a cliffhanger for next week. What of we're gonna hear his full explanation? Oh, well, he might be. I'm gonna make this about me. I think.
"nick bach" Discussed on Bunny Ears
"And then it was easy w that it was WCW which led to finally get a Dobie and had back to back Japan, but each one of those places you learn. And so when you did have some issues, like for example, w when I first went, there was hard at first. There's a lot of politics, but I know crazy. Right. But I still knew, okay. As long as I stick to my guns and just get some confidence, I'll be able to get over because they'd been over everywhere else and getting over is not. It's not a magic elixir or some kind of a formula. You just, you just know how to do it. It's it's, it's the George Plumpton factor. It's it's it with t a little George Plumpton reference. Here's one for George Plumpton when I was a kid living in Winnipeg. He was the spokesman for in television. I remember which was the console? Yes, it was. It was the, it was the kind of the Pepsi to Atari coach. It was the alternative, and it was really crazy because you know the joystick and television a little dial like a little spinach. Use it with your thumb, and it was never really easy to use. So I was always an Atari guy, but George Plumpton was. Also in the the ads in the magazines, print ads books. Books and stuff. The kids in there. Factor it with the capital IT either you got it don't thing. And. Every step of the way you kept on testing your. Yeah, and you can always see that. I mean, it's like anything else in show business. If you know even an acting, if you know how to connect with the audience, you'll always have a gig, and that's how you become a star is you can go recite the lines. I remember I went studied acting on here with the guy called Kirk bolts, who was he's? He's Marvin Nash and just watch the last night Reservoir Dogs. The Coppa gets his ear cut off. Okay. Yeah, he's a great actor and he said, listen, he said, you can learn your script and it means nothing or you can recite a Chinese menu and make people cry. It's not the words as you know, you're very Kamba. Shocker, it's the feeling and the vibe and making people taking people on a journey to make him feel something. And that's what we do in residency. Also you do with music, you do with your words, you do with your body, everything look just, Just yeah. look. Yeah. I mean, I mean, yesterday I took my daughter is all my kids to see Jurassic world share to have you seen it. I loved it. They loved it. I loved it. I liked Chris Pratt, not being a spoiler but the whole premise of the movie is that the island that they're on is imploding volcanic, it's going to get destroyed. So they basically have to save the dining and bring them on the mainland in the find Disney fashion, some get left behind on the boat. There's a couple of dinosaurs in the smoke kind of like. My girls would not stop crying, it's it's not real. It's dinosaurs, but they didn't give shit. They believe everything. Those things don't even exist if something that was rendered on a computer. That's right. Feel something. Yeah. And there's a famous wrestler, a hall of Famer, Nick Bach, winkle and my model lot of my two thousand eight character off of him suit and tie big word talking. I noticed you can see, right. It's not. It's all it was just me. But he told me years ago, I had the pleasure of medium in nineteen Ninety-two. And he said, you know, I could. I could tell people for thirty minutes at wrestling isn't real that it's a show and then I can go have a match for thirty minutes and have people call me a fucking liar at the end of it. And that's storytelling, the suspension of disbelief and it's a ballet, I mean story with your body. So it really is. And that's, like I said, that's one thing that I really. To me now, more than ever I really enjoy about about wrestling is is I don't have to ever wrestle again if I never another matchup done everything you can wrestle after this..
"nick bach" Discussed on Cheap Heat
"Argue Cody Rhodes, we'll tell you better living and live a better lifestyle. That's a reasonable point to make. But if the WWE is your goal and you are going to live that life every day, I don't know how you could do it much better than the MS has done it over the last decade. I wanna give him one compliment four, twenty sixteen. We were like, the MS is for reality. Star turn wrestler, men. He's pretty damn good. Now we're finally going, no, he's the modern day. Nick Bach, WinCo. He's an all time where he's all Famer. He's nap salute legend, and here's get enough credit for making that trend. I think you're absolutely right when it's all said, the idea that the MS isn't going to be in the hall of fame is absurd. He absolutely will be very tasks around like that. He's not good in the rain a little bit too often misses, totally fine. I mean, he's not Kenny omega, he's he's good. He's he's stuck from his early days, honestly. Like, yeah, the early days he had two things he does. Now he has like eight, that's all you need. Wrestling fans in their head have two categories, the guys who can work in the guys who can't. He's the Kenny omega of the guys who can't work like that's really the honest. This is why miss this? Why miss him by the way? Can you stand up Daniel Bryan and show everyone your shirt, this phenomenal turn around and show this? When can we start? So. All right anymore. Absolute pressing questions. Yes, just very loud but have a lot of time. We gotta wrap this right in the middle here. Yes. I want to get my swift. So I'm just gonna say mod cannery as the one and all black power rankings tonight, Henry. And I don't want to say anything else about it. No details at all. But can you answer the question that I asked you at the end of cheap, eat with just either one or two words? I don't remember the question. What was it. Hogan. What did they know the podcast better than you man. I know you don't keep stats for wrestling, but at least that's for show for God's sake. Know that Greg, no, Hobo dangling off a roof. They both got to go. I'm going to step on her. Step on his head with the other do little mash, and then let them go on. Gonna pop guys on a sincere note. I know there are a million of this weekend and I know a lot of you may be going too many of them. God bless you, but the fact that you spend money and took time to come hang out with us after all these years means a lot. Thank you very much guys. Shut up the car on the sound, the entire building, Zach, lender gold side, the Dipper Steen Mike top shell premium. Thank you very much. If you're VIP we're gonna hang out and meet everyone up here and some all. If you wanna buy vintage teas, but we blind barber at noon tomorrow or sometime after, Yup, wrestling of the building by the way, sunny. So free.
"nick bach" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"Comeback and everything like that but he would dominate the match but the matches were superheated terry funk just thought he was the greatest nick bach wink will to start it was like going into combat and it was silly and the guy wouldn't go back and forth with you and he just would like throw up his hands and you know he boggling always told me that he greatly respected brody as a worker and thought that he was you know incredibly talented but that you know he didn't he didn't like working with them at all and he thought that he was too stubborn and you know boggling go had ways to make the match better and brody with you know i don't think brody listen to him as much as he probably should have i would think too like they definitely had issues i i remember like you know he would talk about working with brody and hanson and tag matches in japan and it was just like you know it wasn't enjoyable to him at all that type of style whereas like for the folks you know they loved it because and they knew brody from from college and everything like that and they just accepted brody for what brody was and made the best of it i guess more of the brawling wild style whereas boxing was more of a technical guy yeah yeah and i think that you know in forty wasn't gonna sit there and do technical moves it's brody was all action i mean that's the one thing he was big and well conditioned and him and handsome both they were like all action they never stopped and that's really what got them over and that toughness thing where you couldn't sell who much an enemy and a guy that's is probably shouldn't have anyway but you couldn't still too much but but i will say brody and hanson could take that mentality to a great degree where i could see that you know the ideas is like man i a lot of guys would work with them and not necessarily they wouldn't look good themselves even though the match itself would get over and you could go like they're really selfish and they're really big and strong so there's not really a lot we're going to be able to do with them so you know you like i said they but they themselves were over and they were cells will big draws and obviously bob a loved them because he kept him on top and push them like crazy and never bob it you know pretty much never wanted to beat them and didn't want any any other thing is a lot of people don't realize the nature of the business then in japan it's like brody and hanson and like andrei like hulk hogan these guys were big celebrities in japan and when they worked in the united states it it got covered in the japanese wrestling magazines got covered in the japanese newspapers if it's a big show in a major city you know and they were making their big money in japan the promoters in japan did not want in the newspaper that stan hansen was.
"nick bach" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"It why what really oh guys whatever so the ring crew may dodge major bullets if others did not get hurt because there are plenty of opportunities there so the pitkin goofy award goes to the ring crew on saturday night in san francisco and it might have been a union crew hell i don't know all i know is that the the situation was inet it was dangerous and it was necessary so jets you folk are the pit coon goofy award winners other week on the jim report is remove on here on the program thank you very much for joining us thank you very much subscribing to apple podcasts it isn't important that you leave us a five star review when you check in that doesn't cost you money dixie about a minute or two time that's about it so we've freesheet that so subscribe for freed apple podcast show drops every wednesday as you guys know and right now is time for this week in wrastling well thirty eight years ago in the awa home the cog cuss kaminsky farc chicago it was vern gun in defeating nick bach waco to cash for the awa world heavyweight title and smart booking burnham's owner burns.
"nick bach" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
"Right so the moment i saw the first wrestling thing like eight there was magazine store in town i sorta remembered that i'd seen a magazine i made my mom take me and there were the three magazines per wrestling illustrated the wrestler and wrestling right inside inside wrestling inside wrestling the wrestler and pro wrestling illustrated yeah those three magazines and i remember buying those three magazines and then i started cutting on pictures of these people and i just covered my whole room pictures of these wrestles in you know abdul the butcher with his face bleeding or nick bach winkle with that hair and so easy you would come into my room and and i looked like a really strange kid who had this and i had just stacks and stacks in the magazines i subscribed to all them i go to anywhere i heard there was a new wrestling magazine i mean i still could tell you the names of the guys wrote for those magazine of course i was you probably know bill apter but like i don't i don't think i could really talk to made up stories right yeah yeah totally make him oh no oh did they used to made up all this really sit and had an interview with well you know it's interesting because a lot of those guys like the george i always get nepal napolitano i was actually just food wrestlemainia with him and so i was talking to him in the airport is the first time i've actually had a conversation with him but i mean there were guys that would that would travel place to place and this idea i think they were more kafe abe interviews happening than you think that actual interviews as opposed to write i write it always but i'm sure a lot of it was also like okay.