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"nick bach winkle" 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 winkle" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"In the wrestler movie Some point to that as a timeframe around which he went from being more like two more scrutinized by wrestlers and his colleagues fellow promoters even and by the eighties. I mean I heard really negative things about fern within the industry. You sounds like you got to see more More disarming version of somebody who when he was around you was relaxed and and just kind of appreciated what you were able to do for him in the ring. One of the things you were known for and I know Harley race complimented for this Kenny. Is You made your opponents. Look like a million bucks in that ring and it sounds like just always appreciated that about you. Well Yeah and You know like I said. I wrestled over and many times that we had a great measures. You know I mean he. Greg my ribs once but it was Having resigned but You know but I really You know I still are three. Shared the guy and the like you see. He was a promoter and He's GonNa book you know and If he's if you don't like you he's not GonNa kill you know so it's it's it's just a scratch. My bagger got your back or something but I I love the guy you know. I'll never you know his leg. I liked the crusher bag doll. You know I- I wrestle Amal and I I loved it while you know I mean. I don't care they they'd be home in my bed neighbor day. So and Mitch Cards helped me so you know I just I just appreciate all guys. That helped me absolutely Kenny. I didn't have a chance to talk to you before the show. But if you have to go you let me know if not would be happy to have you stick around to for more show. But I don't have time okay. Great excellent very good again. If you're just joining US sod buster Kenny Jay for three decades fixture of AWA television joining us today on the people you torch life cast. You can find this show. At P W torch live cast dot com or on five days a week. Tomorrow Torch Senior columnist Bruce Mitchell and the east coast cast dotcoms Travis. Bryant will be hosting at starting at seven eastern. That's a new Friday timeslot and the new Friday duo who host this show one. Quick Personal Note Business sort of if you didn't yet you can hear me on the Steve Austin show this week spending nearly two hours with Steve. Talking about Sunday's. Wwe extreme rules pay per view. If you want incentive to listen to it go onto my twitter. Feed the feedback has been tremendous as it usually is. I've been doing the Post pay per view shows Steve Austin every month for a while now and you can check that out on my twitter feed reviews of that at the Wade. Keller that is at the way Keller But yeah about an hour. Fifty minutes it Went live on Tuesday on itunes and over at podcast one. That is a Steve Austin. Show unleashed not the explicit version but the PG family friendly version almost two hours reviewing that show Mccarthy also joining me the former president of the Nick Bach Winkle Fan club and former AWA announcer longtime independent. Wrestling announcers. Still active today. I'm make I want to give you a chance here to talk about What you've got coming up where people can hear you announcing and some I know you're huge huge supporter of the indy wrestling. Cnn I like TV chance to plug. That I appreciate that. Yeah I mean that's Since the demise of the Awa the the independent wrestling scene in the state of Minnesota way do you know that I mean so many different promotions? The one that I'm involved with right now Very proud of it of course steel domain wrestling and promoter. Ed hellier going on about sixteen seventeen years now very very proud of the fact that you know some of the alumni Adam Pearce see Punk Colt Cabana. Eysenck deal. I mean it's just Austin Aries. Yeah I mean it's it's a great alumni. I mean Sean delivery. It's really really proud of it. And we're running shows about every five six weeks richfield American Legion Just outside of Minneapolis and then once a year we do a big show at the Hopkins Pavilion. And that'll be coming up in July so very very proud of what we're doing there so that That keeps me busy and You know I'm on. I'm on facebook. Twenty four seven. You know I might sleep for ten minutes but then I'm back on there and of course they've got a I got a wrestling fan page. typically old school wrestling. It's it's kind of the emphasis called slick mix wrestling fan page of all things and old time wrestling so you get a chance to check out and yeah. I'm I'm still keeping my name out there. I'm not waiting for that. Call from Vince anymore. I ever feeling that probably isn't going to happen So I think that by the telephone but You know wait. I'd rather talk to you. You know what I'm saying. Well thank you very.
"nick bach winkle" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"I do believe that there's some people who are wondering who the heck you are and I do want to fuck you. You have to talk about I I I. I've heard that now I will say we've got some. We've got some emails in and We're GONNA get phone calls and they're plenty of people excited to talk to you today and ask questions But I I do for the way background because WWF the WWF wwe. They've gone through a lot of announcers over the years. You were there at a pivotal time and your face is going to start showing up more and more often. WWE Network Archives get added. But you got your start in pro wrestling in the AWA. Ken Do you mind. Just is giving a little bit of a background about how you ended up in the Awa and kind of work your way to The timeline of WWF. And I know we've got some stories about that. Vince McMahon job interview. Oh sure no I'll be glad to wait I was actually doing the sports on the six and ten o'clock news at the NBC affiliate in Rochester Minnesota. Although I kinda commuted still lived in the twin cities and in the mid eighties here in Minneapolis Saint Paul. There was a huge celebrity. Golf Tournament called Duff Celebrity Golf and tennis tournament and I mean they got so the the real a listers. One time they had the cash cast from hillstreet blues they had the cast from Mash so it was a national type celebrity tournament and I had been involved with it before I got started in television and they had an area at the tournament called celebrity corner where they would have someone you know. Bring up the the national celebrities onstage and interview them and talk to them so the crowd could listen and get to know. Oh them a little bit. I on a personal level and I was doing that one year and one of the guests we had was vern Donya on you and I did a thing with burn for about fifteen or twenty minutes and then saw him later that night in the clubhouse and you yeah we talked for a couple of minutes and he wanted to know a little my background and you know I told them and where I was working now and and that was it and about a week and a half later. I get a call at the television station. Rochester and the switchboard operators. Just going crazy. She goes. I don't know if this is true. But there's a man wants to talk to you and he says he's Verne Ganja and you know I took the call and realize it was vern and he said when are you going to be up in the city's next and I told him I was up all weekend. He said how about would. Would you like to have lunch on Saturday. which we did we spent some time and he said what would you think of coming to work for me? And that's how I ended ended up starting in the AWA I. How much of a wrestling fan were you at that point? What kind of experience you had with pro wrestling fan and in the level of interest that you convey I I mean I was a wrestling fan as I think you know you being from this area that that was the real heyday of the AWA? I mean in terms of the crusher and mad dog Rashawn blackjack Lanza Lanza Nick. Bach Winkle Bobby Heenan The the road warriors so I was a wrestling fan in that. When I was around on weekends I certainly would would watch all star wrestling on television and had gone to a few of the shows so I guess the easiest way to put it away? I was a fan I. I wasn't a fanatic. You know coming in you know I. I knew who the baby faces were. Who the heels were you know who are the big names? It's you know I. I certainly had name recognition and and facial recognition so. I wasn't coming into a ice cold but at the same time it was one hundred and eighty degrees from you know doing sports on the six ten o'clock news. Oh Oh Yeah I mean all that by road warrior. Hawk is quite different than sitting behind a desk or going to a local basketball game or or that kind of thing man. What commission exactly? Yes absolutely Oh I was just going to go to Scott passenger who Emailed and said he had a question but apparently I didn't get to in quite quick enough so i WanNa know our phone numbers. If you WANNA talk to. Ken resnick. The phone number is six four. Six seven two one nine eight two way that has six four four six seven two one nine eight two eight. I'm Ken when you when you signed with Awa Or started working for them you were. It was the midst midst of of a pretty big wrestling war. Gene Oakland in institution in the Awa especially in the Saint Paul Minneapolis area or aws based A Ah very popular figure and and and kind of the face of the company more than Joe Biden crusher. How did you were you aware of the pressure fresher face the day that you showed up in gene? Oakland wasn't there D Don't shoulders well to correct you. When I came same gene was still there and you know I was actually fulltime? I was working in the office as well so the plan was us for me to to. You know. Spend a couple of weeks which I did you know during the interviews just watching gene and then I started off doing the the smaller markets. Like if I remember the first interviews I did for were stationed in in Lacrosse Wisconsin. So Oh that was the plan that I was going to kind of be a backup and learn you know the I mean I knew television was fine in front of a camera. You know more than intimidated but to kind of learn that way so gene was still there for a few weeks and then all the sudden gene was just gone he left in. I was the guy so at that point. There was a lot of pressure and also so from the fact that the the wrestler's talent really didn't know me yet and there wasn't a trust built up And I was very lucky in that having worked in really work more closely with blackjack Lanza who also worked in the office. Jack Kid Kid be kind of told them. Hey this guy is okay you can trust him. Yeah he's not out to show you up he's out to put put you over so that part came came very quickly but I know in my mind I said to myself. I can't imagine what might have happened. Had I not been. They're not talking about myself but had gene just just up and left and someone have been throwing into that where you know just from the get go and I mean it was very difficult for me. Ah But I was lucky in that I was able to learn from the likes of Jack. Lanza Nick Back Winkle and Bobby Heenan and and I remember when it all happened sitting down with Jack and I never forgot the two best pieces of advice anyone ever gave me came from. I think it was Jack and Nick Bach Winkle together when we were talking Jack Acces. Let me give you tell you two things. You're following Gene Oakland. which is pretty big shoes to try and fill so be yourself be? Ken resnick. Dole's try and be gene Orland and the other a piece of advice which I never ever forgot he said to me you know what the best way to get yourself over in. This business is with with the boys and the fans and I said no tell me he said the best way to get yourself over is. Don't try and get yourself over uh-huh and those were the two things where wherever I went and even other shows that that I did you know years later I I never forgot. It always remembered those two things and when I was getting ready to tape whatever I was doing I always repeated those things in my mind right before we started searching for more great pro wrestling. Talk and join me. Jason Powell host him to flee weekly pro wrestling boone own podcast.
"nick bach winkle" 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 winkle" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Yeah. I'm sure a lot of people tune in this podcast and he thought WHOA 'EM JEFF and Chris. Jericho are about to tune each other up on the microphone but I'm a professional and so as Chris unlike some of the people in the locker room. It's professional professional wrestler not just wrestler so I got my busy. I'm ready to have a good time here. We're going to have a very casual interview sure there's a lot of things I could say about Chris Jericho I could go on on I can go on and on but what we'll say is. This Chris reminds me a lot of younger me and you know he's he's damned good. He's got a lot of promise and I'm excited to be here. Sure appreciate the little known fact is J. J.. It was originally for Jacob. I you know what you did. Tell me that and I didn't WanNa make you seem like a mark but I appreciate it. I'm going to be a mark for someone. It should be for you because that probably you just cut there just off the top of your head for the introduction of the podcast and you will get your pizzazz later. WHOA later later later bringing the brinks truck is driving up traumatic story check during the show Michael Nakazawa was gonna come in and give you the downgrade to deposit great us? What does that guy even do? Just I think it's just I literally saw this guy in the locker room earlier today. He's lathering himself up. It's nonstop. It's not what am supposed to shake your hand. No it's disgusting. It's bad enough. He's ugly but you're going to be all baby. Hold up all day. He's ugly and slippery dude. Let's even more terrible comedy yeah. We don't want that awful <hes> well. We do want us to talk about you because like I said Amazing Promo. Everybody's talking even people that don't like Awa will say this. All show is the chance but that that one game. That's what Jim Cronin invitation that this change these triple burger at Wendy's used to get one but he is a big fan of a lot of people talking about you because of your promos skills and the fact that like forgive me basically came out of nowhere. You're working some areas but now everyone's talking about you being here in a w is that something that I mean obviously doesn't surprise you know I saw it. Come and here's the thing Chris you know. There's a lot of guys on a raw so that like to do their flippy. Do's and they're cool. A little moves and that's cute. We both know that skew help both of us we can do it in our sleep with their eyes closed with both arms tied behind our back but that doesn't create cash what creates cash ashes controversy. What creates cash is characters now when I say characters I'm not saying I'm portraying anyone because I'm being myself one hundred and ten percent of the time I am twenty four seven when I say a character say somebody of intrigue somebody that makes you want to go to the edge of your seat and have no choice but to listen to so when I was on the independence I did get to work all the top tyrannies? I really did but a lot of the fans they they'd be upset because they'd go luth. Go doesn't do all four fifty shooting stores list before us. WHO've Annoy Russell listen dip shit? I can do that all day long but at the end of the day I am coming to every single show to get the winner's purse. Now I don't care or if you like what I do in the ring bell to bell all I'm worried about is getting the W and I think that's what makes me different than everybody else on the scene right now and also that's what makes you different as well. Which is why I'm saying again Chris Great Promise Great Promise been watching your stuff big fan? I appreciate they'll send you a tape and some pictures absolutely see if you can give me book. I'll try in Poughkeepsie next month. But what I'm saying is that this is what makes you stand out. What everybody is saying is that you are different? Because how old are you twenty three now okay twenty. Three's as let me do that's at twenty three. I was still learning how to tie up my my bootlaces but in this day and age when wrestling is all about the <hes> four fifty students services. I saw you practising earlier in the ring well. Here's the thing I need to make sure I have these things my back pocket just because you never know. Am I going to do it only when it's a hundred percent necessity acidy most these guys are just throwing it out there because they wanNA impress again. That's not my job. It's not my job to impress my job to win but when we're talking about all these guys because there is this of this five star match mentality schmucks schmucks the flip flops and the Fleiss what's again very impressive but what makes you stand out is kind of this old old school mentality if you're going back to the Roddy Piper's and Jake Roberts is a little bit more diabolical. You've got a real Piper feel to you in about eighty forty forty five which was the peak of Piper. Is this something that you did. These guys are influences. Where were you wrestling fan growing up and he wanted to be like them? I mean here's the thing when I was growing up. I was a huge fan again of the characters. I didn't necessarily care about what was going on. Delta bill granted. I am better than literally everybody bell to bell with the exception of people here here and there you're pretty good Chris <hes>. I was always drawn to those characters for example the Shit you did in W._C._W.. On Monday night raw I was always drawn to the characters the people that would be able to grammy by the ball on the microphone in their hand. <hes> the Rock Piper one hundred percent to me. Piper is the greatest of all time. He's my favorite I actually it doesn't matter it's an audio podcast but the back of my phone is literally. Oh your your screensaver your this. I had an artist make up like Roddy Roddy Piper yeah yeah talking with the with the kilt on talking to young is he's got the scarf a young maximal Jacob Friedman. Is this a real moment or sure so my head. I can tell you this like ever since I was a kid not saying I'm an adult now necessarily of legal age thrown yeah around. I can have fun dear. Ladies can have fun could buy me a barely absolutely and I just might appreciate but I always knew this is what I wanted to do. I was always a freak athlete. I always had the gift of Gab and I just thought to myself well to me. This is professional wrestling brings it all together it brings athleticism that brings the artistry at brings performance. It's it's everything it's everything wrapped up in a bow and I'm perfect for the job and you know a lot of people they wanna Shit talk and be like I'm Kinda cocky. You're not cocky if you can back up Chris. That's the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard in my life. If I was going out there and I was pulling trunks down now shitting bricks every single time I went through and had a microphone in Miami I didn't know what to do with it and I was scared nervous than yeah sure you can talk shit but every single time I go out there you have no choice but to stare at me. I grabbed you. I literally grabbed you. I put my hand through your TV T._v.. Set and I grab you and that's what you did. That's what Piper did. That's what the greatest wrestler of all time my mentor the Roller Coaster Cody Rhodes does every single time he steps through through the curtain. These are people that make you watch tremendous and that's what the secret is to being a star on the businesses having a connection to the crowd because you can be a great athlete which is amazing but I still always think back to. Let's see ultimate warrior. Not The best of athletes are workers but when he came out I was into it I was mesmerized. I had hulk Hogan loved Hulk Hogan because of the character and the connection that he had with the audience and you seem to understand that at this very early stage of your career what everyone else surrounding wow new is all about backflips this stuff and a lot of ways not everybody but like you said but everybody and here's the thing I love eighties wrestling or or even prior to that. I love old school stuff. I watch smokey mountain a watch like old school W._C._W.. Tapes I'll watch <hes> God the mid South. I'll watch AWA global like I just love old school wrestling because to me that's when everybody got it. That's that's when everybody understood. How how we're supposed to do what we do <hes> but obviously it makes my job easier because everybody is out there breaking their Goddamn neck and they're back and getting you know C._t.? And concussions and I'm making a chunk of cash just being myself so I'm happy about but that's my favorite the tallies the flares the arns the Buddy Land Dell's Elsa Wow Yeah Ernie ladd I love Algeria Ernie lasts discover all these old old <hes> shows and wrestler so luckily since since I I was very fortunate enough to have youtube and a very young age I was able to just I found this stuff so at first you know you're watching Monday night raw and you're like all right this stuff's pretty cool when you type in wrestling and at a nowhere here's this whole other you had no idea about it. You're eight years old and you're like who the Hell is Nick Bach winkle and you're just you just start watching away and then the network came along and holy crap like again like the reason why I'm so good is because I'm a student of the game and and I think it's so important not to get stuck in the only time zone that you live in because you can learn so much from just watching stuff even four years ago. Go just go back. Go back and learn man you know it warms the cockles of my heart M._J.. To hear you say that because I I do the same thing even after being in the business for thirty years almost now the character I had in two thousand eight suit and tie Jericho talking very quietly with big words. It's very nick walkway angle because they had just released the D._v._d.. The history of the AWA which is where I grew up watching wrestling and Winnipeg antidote forgot how can amazing incredible <unk> winkle is and no one else remembers it so when you adapt you steal it but you adapt. It's like that character was so nick bacche-wigg influence. It's but what's old is new no-one relapse and you literally just said you adapt it. If I went out there and I was trying to do an impersonation of somebody I was a fan of when I was a kid is not legitimate. No one's going to feel that I am genuinely just being M._J.. Because again I'm Jay all the time but the thing is is you do get to pick up on little things things that you enjoy and you make it your own and once you do that to me. That's that's the formula that's why at twenty three. Everyone's going holy shit houses even possible. I'll tell you how it's possible because as I care more than everybody else is because unlike everybody else I'm not watching you know random Shinde matches and going oh my golly comedian destroyer. I don't care I again. All I care about is being the best in order to be the best you have to study the best so before into Jeff starting the business and where he trained his first matches etc.. 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"nick bach winkle" 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 winkle" 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 winkle" 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 winkle" 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 winkle" Discussed on We Watch Wrestling
"It sounds like let's dress fucking hit the vodka was like well or as one has Wednesday. Coliseum. Yeah. So then they do. So then I'll bright. So then they go to Lawler versus Tommy rich. But not because they they're upset with each other. But because like time you're just like I deserve a shot at the title and lawler's like all right, man. I mean, if you feel this God if you felt that way about it. You could have come to me, Tom, you know. And law. All this whole time. Lawler is emphasizing like, yeah. I am friends with this guy. But I mean, this is how I put food on the table. Like, all right. Well, first of all the the tables at McDonald's. Put fine. And and and friendship goes out the window. So there is a certain aspect of like. All right Lawler, fucking you could make friends that you can make money. I get it. I get it. So then they have the maj before that match even starts now. Austin idol comes out, and he's like I deserve the title shot. So whichever one of you wins. I wanna face you for the title side of Bockel, and this I love I love that everything is revolving around the title that these personal feuds are occurring. But it again, it doesn't have to just always be somebody kidnapped your daughter, right, or, you know, blinded you or hit you with a fucking car. It's about the fucking being the best, you know. And so then all these other things a little bubble up to the surface because of that. Yeah. And so then that maj ends in a blood stoppage. Like Tommy rich runs into the post and is bleeding to the point where the referees. Like, no, we're not going to continue. Now, Tommy Rich's, even like your friends with the promoter. That's why you got the title shot your friends with the referee. That's why he stopped the fucking match. Then there's there's one backstage interview with with with Lawler, Lance Russell where I have never I have never seen that before this fucking kingly for outfit that fucking lawler's where it's like over his shoulders and Mike tied in the front like with cross strings, but like furry likes stretching out with the for Robert plant would wear. It's it is it is. And there is even like something of it's so brilliant too. Because like lawler's talking about like, oh, we'll we'll in Austin idol said he wanted the winner of that match. I apparently he meant that night and land sources like well. Yeah, we got some. We have comments from Austin, lawless like, well is I and he's holding his format and Lawler looks at Lance Russell's format, and he's like, well, I don't know where you have that interview schedule. But can you run it now while I'm out here because I'd love to see that. And then like well, and they both like glance at somebody off camera like trying to like, it's just so brilliant. Yeah. It's just it's so brilliant because there's so much psychology even to that. Right. You know as opposed to were just showing the replay. Because this is when we show the replay were showing the footage because you know. It can be really good. It can be really good. When it's can be really simple. It's all needs to be simple. And then they show off tonight. A wearing his outrageous outfit. I don't even remember what it was then. But here's the other thing we're still leading up to lawler's Bach WinCo swimmer, so often we get a Bach winkle interview. And believe me once I have the DVD things open. Now, I'm like why is this in this one? I gotta move around this needs to be this. This one's almost not even full can reorganize. Now. I have a fresh one for this other. But once Nick Bach winkle starts talking. I'm sure this was the case thirty fucking years ago for people everything stops. Yeah. Like, I stopped every and looked up, you know. 'cause I mean, he is he's like it needs to be said again. But he so fucking articulate and just that voice, it just it like ever if there were other people in the room. Everything would stop even non wrestling fans. I submit but settlement or attor. I mean, it's just you just like who is this. Yeah..
"nick bach winkle" 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 winkle" 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 winkle" 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 winkle" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Changed wrestling. Eight days of the Awa work for you. Dark star. So that was the late great both both late. Both great star in one Verne ganja fern ganja. The interview had not I think that was well into the interview to. So this is one Verne's memory was it a little in a little bit. Does. This is say the year when that does not I. Before two thousand five so between two thousand one and two thousand five okay? Steve Marsh who is a longtime writer here in town. Penn the father last year has a story about the Awa in the current Minneapolis, Saint Paul magazine, which is a very good read. It is good. Verne's power Verne's poll, and there's an item in there too. Where at one point. Vince McMahon is is trying to buy him out. Vern is defiant as it had to because he had a legendary successful professional career. And it's like no hit the road, buddy. Stay on the east coast. And then a few years later. It all went the other way, I've told this many times. I'm not sure why other than I think my father at times would struggle. To come up with when he had because I was with my father on. Some weekends and a Wednesday. When I lived with my mom. And my father was you know, my father as here's a hot take likes his career. And so so often we would go to sporting events. Well, I I bet atom I tended. Thirty Awa matches. What I was a kid, and then my father owned apartment complex out in Bloomington where who would stay there. The man who dethrone Vern ganja is with a great wrestlers of that era, Nick clock winkle, Nick, Bach, winkle and Nick would be he's from Beverly Hills, California any would come out either by himself because he was a great interview on his own. But then when he had Bobby I mean, it was I mean, it was an amazing comedies and is this pre weasel suit, right? But a lot of times Nick would say I've been in Beverly hill handing all week, and I'm I'm like a nine year old guy. No, I sat next you at the pool earlier in the day. It was just it was tremendous. And then because of my sister. My sister went to Robbins dill high school, which was the wrestling hotbed of town that I got to know Rick rude. And then at a party managing Rick ravishing. Rick rude. And then I also got a chance to meet this guy named James, Janice. Forty some years ago who happened to become the next. Well, not the next eventually became the governor say, you know, what why don't we reach out to Jesse tell you. Clown. Twin brother? Yes, that is correct. Maybe we should we it's been a while Jesse likes when he comes in on air show me. Let's let's reach out to go get him. Well, that's true. Because he likes to be picked up doesn't he? No, he doesn't like to be picked up. He insists on being. We'll get one of the I think somebody in the promotion staff to drive out in listened stories. 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"nick bach winkle" 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 winkle" 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 winkle" 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.