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The Jim Ross Report
"paul leveque" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"In jr with the voice of wrestling. Mr jim ross. Jim how are you man. I'm good conrad. Thanks sure jumping on here early morning near for me so you get loretta. Start today simply because sleepy. Love it so ski all good. Though life is good health is good biggest gift. We can give each other's health so feeling good and Excited about my my very day job. Business has been good there. People are enjoying guinness back to wednesday nights at Eight o'clock and seven central is we both. Don't miss our time zone. yes sir. so it's all good. This is good and So little barbecue sauce here there and yon getting ready to roll out. The new seasoning can't wait now. It's been a while to get that handled big project. You know people think ordered. They'll be there tomorrow. We it's not the way it works. Unfortunately but we're going to get Are thing is we got shipping date. Having it made now in wichita so it's an easy ship for starting on. I thirty five. So it's a good deal for us in that regards everything's good. Everything's pretty good. I know you're busy in the eight hundred podcasts. A week hire anybody else. You gotta have somebody on the so. It's all good man. I mean i'm blessed. Thanks good recording. This oklahoma. And i'm gonna be staying here a little bit more. Which is good. I backyard my buddies and all that good stuff. Certainly not overriding the beach. But it's just a different like different love so so we're gonna have pretty good man off good it an interesting show today. These are interesting points of view to me. These shows like this. The paul avec triple h hundred hers. Townsley sean paul avec always saying so is a good example of where you can get too gimmicky and the gimmicks in the packaging over over ride the talent of the raw talat and the thing i think at the end this show probably say that he was aaa says. Be brave enough to reinvent himself. And he did ashley you know. So it's a it should be a fun fun Look at his career which is pretty phenomenal. Actually when you think about it so good. He can't be judged or something he married right any fair thing about you. Conrad meredith flare sin. As you know. I won't kidding. You know what. I'm saying you can't judge man or a woman who they married not fair so anyway all good buddy all good so Let's get rolling. I'm excited to talk about it. It's hundred homes these nineteen ninety five and nineteen ninety-six. And of course. We're talking about him because just a couple of days ago as you and i are dropping this episode. Mr leveque turned fifty two years old. So ninety five really for triple h as we know in these days in. Wcw at the time. He's working under the name john. Paul leveque and The story was always eric. Bischoff offered him a two year deal. And i think paul just wanted a one year deal because his goal was to wind up in the world wrestling federation. He grew up north east of course and he was trained by killer kowalski. So probably make sense. His goal was to wind up with the right. Oh yeah it was there. Were never a doubt. Grew up in the hampshire and the rue the heart of Ww territory and then co this great ties roots back into the company so that was not a surprise him wanting to come to me. But you know come on a lot of guys who want come to wwe era And still do so But he was. I i saw him i think in wcw. I always thought he was a little bit ahead of his game. As far as the mental soundness in skillset was concerned was framed very well and he was a true student of the game and that helped him progress at a much more rapid rates and a lot of guys. Simplicity other things about it. He didn't have an ex wife. He didn't have only going life he didn't do drugs he didn't even drink so consequently he was kinda high on your list of guys. Keep an eye on. Because he didn't bring him any bad habits so he was. You could tell he was going to be out of life for what level is gonna get to attain. She remained be seen but if you could tell he had special traits and no bad habits that would prevent him growing. Did you see any of his. Wcw stuff or are you watching their program at all. yeah i. I saw quite a bit of his work. I was watching a lot of their product. Those days But he. I always thought he was someone to keep an eye on. And you know he's six four that bode oil foreign yeah A smart and again. That's i can't use that term student of the game enough because if anybody that we could talk about on our show here was a true student of the game. There are others. Don't get me wrong. But he was he would be at right at the top of my list. I can't think of anyone that trump him With a being having that descriptors student of the game. And i think the nicknames came from that those type deals you know i call him. He's best gang or then he came the game. I gave them nicknames. Cerebral assassin And that we came up so he was a special talent. You just you knew. He was going to go far but not not real yet. Not determine how far but it was pretty pretty much said understood the w. w. e. was going to be his eventual destination. Well it is. He's to give notice on january tenth. Meltzer would right That he'd be leaving the turning down a contract believed to be between fifteen hundred and eighteen hundred dollars per week. Apparently leveque decision was based on track record of wwf versus w when it comes to creating new superstars and felt that even though ww had plans to make him and steve regal the tag champs for sharia manager feuding with a baby face harlem he and ninety five he'd take his chances without the guaranteed money since titan is obviously gonna push new blood this year as hard as it. Can you know jim. It's been set ally and business. That timing is everything. And i i gotta think i mean obviously we know what the benefit of hindsight he made the right call but even at the time if you felt like maybe upside here in the next year so is.
The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"paul leveque" Discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"The first place. That is just fucking mind evolved releases and i just remember being here on the show definitely sharing my reactions right before we went on. Break everything so i remember. I actually ended my break Kind of briefly there to react to the news of the releases and everything if you guys recall and just collectively the entire wrestling community evolved or releases. Everybody homed in there on samoa. Joe alisher black with tall going towards samoa joe and rightfully so and to hear that it was actually triple h behind the scenes. That's nano under no he. I mean he pretty much snatched up samoa joe as quick as he could reactivate him. No put him back in. Wwe but durant x t. It really makes you take a step back and say okay. We'll first off. Did the proper people that were responsible for ultimately leading. Samoa joe go. Did they actually reach out to triple h in some form to let him know what was going on. Because the way this comes off when you really stop and think about it the way this comes off it's almost as if triple h was on vacation or enjoying a day off from work or whatever. Yeah yeah honey Take the kids to school. You know it's almost kind of one of those type deals and he's probably just kicking back and a you know he's playing tetris or some shit like daddy you know. He's just being a normal dad. He's being paul leveque. And then the next thing you know. He gets some private message. Or whatever who-who-whoever sean. Or whatever john michaels they did. What kind of one of those type deals remember. Triple h was very instrumental very heavily instrumental in getting samoa. Joe to the wwe. He had been eyeing him for a long time and when he finally got the opportunity to be able to work with small job. Remember look this is how this is. How much triple h loves him. Samoa joe and fucked with some samoa joe. He'll loud essentially samoa joe to continue working. His independent dates forty other promotions. That was out there while contract did officially to wwe. And this wasn't a case where samoa joe had like. All it was just one. You know one fucking day nano this. I mean there were multiple dates. That samoa joe still had out there and triple h was very kind enough to let joe wrap all those dates up before full-time under the wwe umbrella. And everything and we saw what became of samoa. Joe in that annex t realm and everything so that lets you know it you know i know sometimes triple h gets a bad rep in everything and you know but i i would like to believe in this rare instance. We can kind of take a step back. Even those of us that are the most harshest critics going comes to triple h. I'll i believe that commonsense reasoning weekend. Kinda take a step back in part one say in this particular case he had at brother had no business being released from the company because he is one of those plug plug and play guys. You know it was very rare. You get a guy like a samoa. Joe and you can pretty much. Just unplug him from this department and plug a man over here boom. He is good to go. Okay you you need as a coach okay. Great i'll you need them. Do some stuff in the ring. Oh okay gr oh You you need him as a trainer. Oslo neom as a booker. Okay cool you need him as a producer. Yeah yeah cool all you need. A commentator has a color commentator yet we can do..
Behind the Steel Curtain
"paul leveque" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"James was looking man. He's got looking thin god-like the goatee or the van dyke going and man looked man. He looked like he could go right now and guidance goods like but i like the cam sutton i like the came sutton thing brian browns in there too. So there you go. Kevin james says no east from toms river south played middle linebacker. Tom's river is in new jersey. I believe i remember being disneyland. Disneyworld in the nineteen eighties and seeing somebody with a tom's river band jacket on it was blue light blue and navy blue or light blue and a black. Is that the toms river that you played for. Was that tom's river. South is something different. Steeler tick forty-six just brought up triple h trump wages. Canadian believe it or not. Yeah leveque his leveque. Actually paul leveque dallas. I don't have. I don't have a louder milk jersey yet but you know i. I'm switching to hall of famers steeler hall of famers because may now i've got a rosy nick's sitting here doing nothing. When i made the decision i had a james a excuse me a williams events williams. What again for another year. But now i've got to retire. My bud do pre so no. If i do get a new jersey. I will get a hooker jersey if he comes just to. We're here and i have to one for my wife. Like i have so many sean davis jerseys. Because i got one for my dad for everybody had davis turkeys because it was the first davis stirs able to get. I don't have a carlos day restores. He even have a steph to georgia which jersey from all the right moves john. Where so there you go. I another one that i have that. I absolutely love that. I got because sometimes i just tried to get jerseys that nobody else has and we're going to get presley harvard. Jerseys they're going to try to look for presley. harvard jerseys i can hook you guys up with presley harvard. Jerseys if you wanna let me know they will come at a premium. But james washington jersey and damian king gives us nineteen dollars and thirty three cents. Why is he giving us nineteen thirty. Three that's the year. The steelers were founded. Yeah damian king hats off to you. that's awesome. I love the fact that we have one guy in the a post game show that gives us the steelers record after every game the even in the playoffs. He was giving us the record after every game when they were eleven and five or actually problem four. We got twelve four. You know Or i'm sorry. Eleven o five and and there's i'm sorry twelve. Oh four apologized. They mean wants to know. I'm interested on how the steelers will use teams washing in canada's offense this year i think james washington is a very pivotal player. Because he's one of those guys that is going to have to force his way in but he's more than capable than four. He's so capable forcing his way. Oh yeah because ben. Trust him now and he does stuff. That's pretty good. I still think that i was going to have the award for most receptions. So let's bring that up now who's gonna be the grabber. We'll call it the grabber award. Who's going to grab the most balls. Here's the ball grabber. Here i'm gonna go with deontay. I think he's. He's still going to get the most targets. And i think he's gonna come down there most pivotal weapon. But i think he's going to. He's going to definitely be the the catalyst for the past like he was couple of years. Really i like the entree. i'm gonna go chase claypool. Jude us going to be number to james washington. I think maybe number three though it's going to be interested. This could go one two three four four three two one right. I mean. I would not be surprised if it was james washington. I don't think it's gonna happen but if it happens not surprised well look let me to two years. You go with the quarterback situation. You led the team in yardage. Yeah who saw. Yeah i mean it's just a numbers game with him so far because they have so much Young talent the receiver position. It's hard for for somebody's going to be the when Left out a little bit. And i think it's so far it's been james washington unfortunately a i gotta bring this jersey double. Let's just hope. Joe justin just one blunt lane can get his game together if you listen to. Let's right it's lust in jane. That's his name. Gosh south bell. South balsas mick. Foley's amazing human being watched that it's so good kevin james's saint chase. We'll be the flexible we used to have. I hope so. And canaan benner. He's a top twenty route runner and excels at getting open. And i think he's still talking about james washing. No he's he's seconding johnson. He's talking about joe johnson there so something happened. Something happened with nagae harris. The other day he threw a perfect strike for the steelers. Actually for the pirates. Throwing out the first pitch. Here's the problem though. The pirates immediately traded him to the raise to get back chris archer. Yeah 'cause chris is back with the raise. Yeah well to be fair. They also got. The thirtieth best prospect in organization wasn't thinking of the future snake another future about that. That's awesome Gosh man all this nonsense. let's talk about the isaac redman war now. Usually the isaac redman award.
Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"paul leveque" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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Two one five sixty eight twelve listening to wrestling observer live with bryan alvarez and mike simple vv on the sports byline broadcasting network. Show brian elber is here wrestling observer and yes yes race racing mike veal stuff. I was done. But then i had to change of heart. Look to my two beautiful. Did you have to put that on the air mike. you know. it's all my earnings that you sent me so far here. Who let me see nothing. But what what did you say you. You look at your daughter's and had a moment of shit on your on your horrible. A father he's a husband. I just couldn't do it. So i i brought you back mike and you are your reinstated after one days suspension. But don't question my pronunciation ever again. I mean come on. That's funny should bring that up mike because There was a story that broke yesterday which We gotta talk about here. After being released by debbie last week mickie. James posted a picture on social media. Thursday afternoon showing a box we sent her. They'd had her belongings in a trash bag with her name on it. Both paul leveque and stephanie mcmahon took to twitter thursday night to publicly apologized. James and say the person responsible has been fired. It is unknown if others involved will also be relieved of their duties. They meltzer said the person involved is someone major and then moments later in what quickly became an overhaul of the teller relations. Department senior director. Mark carrano is no longer with. Wwe fired on thursday. Following the trash bag incident that went viral on wrestling. It twitter news first reported by resting confirmed by dave meltzer. You know this is a very Let's start at the beginning. So they brought in this fellow here this nick con okay and nikon helped them You know i. I've been seeing the stuff to go back even further by the way this stuff on twitter w eight their earnings call. We can talk about that a little bit later and people are like. Oh if only if only vince was as good at booking as he wasn't business and it's like do you know anything about business. You don't vince. A strongest strength is as a businessman. His strong strength strongest strength is what is his hiring other people. That are great business. One of them being nick con- like you dorks. Think that vincent all these meetings with these television executives. And he's the one that's negotiating. I mean come on get out of here. He hired a guy who's really good at his job. So this nick really get his job. So nikon he He arranges his gigantic. This gigantic television does new television deal. They're making money hand over fist. And so nikon nikon fella. He's got a lot of power now and so what has been happening of late. Is that nick. Con is going in eh. He's gutting the in. Wwe he's it's out with the old and in with the new and he's installing his guys and all of these different these different roles and there've been a lot of them over the last couple of days a lot of people that used to be doing certain jobs there now loan no longer doing those jobs. Some have been fired summer doing different jobs Etcetera etcetera so. What are those people that was not going to be released in. This overhaul was mark carrano. He'd been there for a long time. But alas martorana was now gone. And you know it's funny. Social media is is. It's the best and the worst thing that ever happened. It's the worst thing that ever happened. Usually because it's just it's a cesspool it's just you know every every idiot hasn't has a platform now and you know i always hear people go there so many eightieths nowadays. It's like no friend. There's the same number of idiots there. Actually theoretically could be less idiots nowadays for the problem is all of those idiots in the old days that could just be idiots inside their house into their close circle of friends now they can be idiots and let the whole world know what complete idiots they are. That's one of the downfalls of social media but you know what one of the the non downfalls of social media is mickie james posting a photo of her gear being sent back to her in a trash bag you guys think this is the first time that someone's gear has been sent to them in a trash bag. No this has happened before. And there've been other w e towns have now come forward and say man. I remember when my gear was sent back in a trash bag and what happened was no ever said anything and then mickie james comes out and she posts her picture on social media trash bag and everybody gets up in arms. They realize my god. They sent her stuff in a trash bag. How disrespectful and somebody gets fired. That is because of social media and when you really think about this story it is just stunning like this is a horrible business. Everybody and especially like you know ten years ago years ago. Twenty years ago thirty years ago forty years ago like quite frankly it was a it was like a ten times worse business back then than it is today but when you think that some bloke put her stuff in a trash bag and this was not the first time and he sent it. It's like it's almost comedy. It's almost funny that in twenty twenty one. Somebody thought that we all just get away with it again. Let's put oliver stuff in a trash bag. And we'll send it out there this hall of famer it.
The Show Must Go On: Wrestlemania Is Still Happening
"In the WWE. That is we say what our jobs are. Every day is to put smiles on people's faces all over the globe and we truly believe that and then this time maybe more than any other in in my memory people need those smiles right now more than anything that's WWE executive vice president. Paul Leveque better known as triple h talking about the decision to move forward with this weekend's wrestlemainia thirty six. It's the closest thing to live sports. That's happened in a wild but with no fans permitted the arena and concerns over the safety of the wrestlers and staff. What will the showcase of the immortals look like in the age of Corona virus? I mean at times. It's Friday April third this. Espn daily Greg. You're ready to talk wrassling. Damn Right Excel it talking about sports with funny named people trying to punch each other in the face. Greg Luzinski is a senior writer for. Espn you can check out. Lapsed Fan's guide to wrestlemainia on. Espn DOT COM. Yeah actually I wanted to ask you think. Most people know your name from hockey. How long have you been on the Wrestlemainia beat my wrestling a Bona Fides? Go back to when I was a we child watching Hulk Hogan and the more cartoonish W. F. which really sort of capture my heart as you know through the decades there have been times where it's been okay to say a wrestling fan and then sometimes when they've you don't mention it to a lot of people. I think we're in an okay dimension it part of wrestling right now. We're sort of a necessary to mentioned it portion because there's nothing else going on and wrestling is somehow improbably still happening. How is this even occurring? Well the way it's been occurring for the W. E. and their competition. A W which Ariza. Tnt network is that they've been holding shows in empty facilities but for me that means holding their weekly television programs raw and smackdown at the W. E. Performance Center a training facility in Orlando and what they've been doing literally holding it inside of an Empty Gymnasium. I'm the game triple agent. I would like to personally. Welcome you to the. Wwe Performance Center now. This show will be different from anything you've ever seen before. Sit Back Relax. And if you can't forget about the world around you and let. Wwe Do what we do. Let us put a smile on your face to start. That was a little bit awkward because the wrestlers would come out and they would look to the crowd. That wasn't there and they would do all of the usual pantomime they would do to get the fans excited except there was no fans getting excited. You see it doesn't matter if there's ten thousand fans at their zero fans because this is how I I remember that can only way I could describe it as it's like when you're at chucky cheese and the animatronic band starts playing into an empty room. It's still playing. It's still doing. Its own thing. But there's nobody that Iraq to it and that was like the first couple of weeks of this and also they've been utilizing more space around the performance center lake attacks in the parking lot and stuff like that to try to make it feel more than just trying to recreate something inside of an empty room derailed. Me With that chucky cheese analogy this. It's the it's the rock afire explosion ban. Greg get it right. There's nothing better than being in an empty room with the rock afire. Explosion Band and just hearing the gears clunk together. It's jarring but also satisfying so wrestlemainia. Thirty six is happening on Saturday. What was the original plan for the event the original plan was to hold wrestlemainia? Thirty six at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa and this was going to be a huge event for those who don't know it's not just simply wrestlemainia. Inside of a stadium. It is an entire city being overrun by. Wwe events you have the Access Fan Festival you have the WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony. Where wrestlers of old honored and put into a virtual hall of fame. Physical building doesn't exist quite yet and then also after Wrestlemainia the next day on Monday. It's tradition to hold Monday night raw in that same city so this isn't just simply one event on a on a on a Saturday night for The city of Tampa. It was a whole citywide sort of celebration for wrestling as of March. Third The W. E. and Tampa's mayor said there were no plans to postpone the event the W. E. said look the health safety of our fans and performance of our top priorities. But we remain committed to hosting Wrestlemainia at Raymond. James Stadium fast forward to March twelfth. Now you have Hillsborough County's commissioner less Miller saying he'll probably have to cancel wrestlemainia if the. Wwe doesn't make the decision itself because of the virus pandemic governor Rod Santa's that points that cities and counties should cancel mass gatherings over the next thirty days and so it was becoming a worse than worse. Look for W. E. to keep wrestlemainia scheduled framing Jamie Stadium on March sixteenth. They made the decision not to have upwards of sixty five seventy thousand people come to a stadium during a virus outbreak and instead moved into their performance center in Orlando. It's a two night event April fourth and April Fifth. How has wwe justified or explained their decision to go on with us? Well there's the public explanation and then there's the assumed explanation that the public explanation according to the WWe is that it is for the fans the fans are the lifeblood of the organization it is a panacea the fans to be able to hold this event. It is going to give them some comfort in a time of confusion and trouble. It's also going to be arrested for the performers themselves who you know are looking for some direction or looking for some focus in life during uncertain times. And that's sort of the the public explanation for this. If you know about the wrestling business you know that part of this is the fact that story lines that are going to have their big payoff. At wrestlemainia are a month long process. All the story lines all the action. They all run through. Vince McMahon they are on one track. And they're going to stay on that track through hell or high water. These are storylines narratives that the W has been planning to wrap up in culminate at Wrestlemainia happens every year and then they kind of moved to new stuff after that so from a function process to have wrestlemainia occur and wrap up which are the signature feuds and storylines of their season. If you will was a pretty important thing was there any blowback to all of this. Yeah I think there has been some in the rest in wrestling circles amongst wrestling reporters and and amongst the fans wondering okay. We are looking around the sports world. We're looking around the entertainment world. We're seeing literally every pro league every concert tour Disney on ice everything canceling out of concern about corona virus and yet professional wrestling roles on as a weekly television product so there is a bit of confusion. There're two why this continues while every other facet of sports entertainment seems to have stopped. What about amongst the wrestlers did any of them have reservations about participating in this one particular did so wrestler by the name of Roman reigns one of the bigger stars and WWe had a very highly publicized battle with leukemia? He left in October. Two thousand eighteen returned to WWE IN FEBRUARY. Two thousand nine thousand nine hundred and he's compromised so news started to break recently through some of the quote unquote dirt sheets in wrestling. The ones who report the rumor. Innuendo that Roman reigns was not going to be participating in his scheduled match against Goldberg for the Universal Championship at Wrestlemainia. Wwe basically said hey look. This is understandable situation. The health and safety of our performers paramount Sakiz. The biggest name that we know will not be participating but quite frankly until we see what events they air this weekend we won't know who else may have decided to pull out or had to be quarantined or any of that nature because they're being very clandestine about what the card will actually be the first wrestlemainia. That's taking place over multiple nights. It's also the first wrestlemainia that is going to be completely pretaped. So when did they take this weekend's event and what steps did they take to ensure the safety of the wrestlers in the people working on it? It's been a race against time for me. As I mentioned the performance center is in Orlando Florida Orlando Florida. Recently issued a stay at home order March twenty sixth that really closed out all the essential businesses. Just like we've seen all over the country so the WBZ has been racing. It's time to not only record wrestlemainia matches but also record. Future television matches programming as well as far as the safety of the wrestlers. It is a closed control facility. Stephanie McMahon the daughter of owner Vince McMahon who is the brand manager for WWe said to variety. Recently there's extensive testing screening. When you first come into the facility regardless of whether you're a talent crew member or anyone else if you have a temperature taken and you have a temperature over a hundred point four degrees you're automatically asked to leave also any wrestlers de out of the country or in contact anybody who's been out of the country you're not actually allowed to enter the facility. Either so they are taking some safety measures as far as trying to make sure anyone exhibiting symptoms isn't allowed in the facility or anyone who might have been exposed to corona virus through travel or relationships isn't allowed in the facility. Which is you know what you see from other companies as well but obviously there's no way to be sure without Virus testing whether anybody actually has the center of city so they tape this before the stay at home order. Does that mean this is going to be the last big event like this or is this something they're going to keep on doing? There is a lot of sort of mystery as to how these wrestling organizations are going to continue to keep on doing their thing. I'm not sure what the regulations mean for the performance in Orlando. I don't know if this is GonNa be it for their use facility or not. I can't tell you that. Eighty w their competition with also filming inside of an empty facility in Florida's well and there was news this week that they're gonNA be taking their show to some undisclosed to record matches going forward so I don't know if it's GonNa be a shell game where these companies have to start going to the few places around the country that don't have restrictions in place or what have you. But it's clear from both cases that even though they're putting a bunch of their product in the bag right now in our taping matches and episodes for future use on television. The show apparently is going to go on