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Boston Man Convicted Of Police Bombing Asks For Compassionate Release
"Officer officer and and the the severe severe wounding wounding of of another another asks asks for for a a compassionate compassionate release. release. WBC's WBC's Karen Karen Regal Regal says says it's it's because because of of covert covert concerns. concerns. Attorneys Attorneys for for the the now now 64 64 year year old old Alford Alford strangler strangler say say their their client client convicted of building the bomb that Killed Officer Jeremiah Hurley and severely wounded his partner Francis fully should be released because his heart issues make him more of a covert risk. Strangler did refuse the vaccine while in prison. His attorneys say their client was worried about how that would affect his heart. His attorneys also argue he has served more than enough trying for the crime of which he was convicted. But Hurley's daughter, Leanne, TN, herself, a Boston police officer. Well, the judge of a man who loved his job in his family officer fully son, Frank, a Boston firefighter, told the court of a severely wounded man with PTSD, he said of this compassionate release request. Alford Strangler chose his fate. Cameron Regal WBZ Boston's news radio. More
Ex-Northeastern Coach Solicited Nude Photos From Students
"Northeastern track and field coach, is under arrest in Chicago. WBC's Karen Regal tells us he's accused of tricking students into sending him compromising pictures. Former Northeastern track and field coach Steve Wait was picked up in Chicago, accused of using fake social media accounts to try and get female students to send him nude or partially nude photos themselves. Here's how the feds say the scheme worked with would reach out to students allegedly starting at Northeastern and say he had seen such pictures online and offered to help get those pictures off line. He said he needed similar pictures for a reverse image search at Northeastern and other institutions He allegedly used fake Internet handles like privacy protector. Federal investigators also allege he cyber stalked one Northeastern student athlete. Court paperwork reveals wife allegedly searched online for answers to questions like Can anyone trace my fake instagram account back to
Ex-Northeastern track coach charged with nude photo scheme
"General. Ah, former Northeastern track and field coach is under arrest in Chicago WBC's Karen Regal tells us he's accused of tricking students into sending him compromising photos. Former Northeastern track and field coach Steve Wait was picked up in Chicago, accused of using fake social media accounts to try and get female students to send him nude or partially nude photos themselves. Here's how the feds say the scheme worked with would reach out to students allegedly starting at Northeastern and say he had seen such pictures online and offered to help get those pictures off line. He said he needed similar pictures for a reverse image search at Northeastern and other institutions He allegedly used fake Internet handles like privacy protector. Federal investigators also alleges. Cyber stalked one Northeastern student athlete. Court paperwork reveals wife allegedly searched online for answers to questions like Can anyone trace my fake instagram
Federal judge hears arguments in Boston exam school admission case
"Austin Federal court is hearing a case today between those four and against temporary changes to admission for Boston's elite exams. Schools Devil BBC's Karen Regal is covering a group of white and Asian parents calling themselves the Boston parent Coalition for Academic Excellence argues using ZIP codes as a factor in admission to exam schools like Boston. Latin is a violation of the 14th amendment, which guarantees equal rights under the law. The attorney for the coalition argued Boston schools Seymour interested and racial balancing than academics. Boston schools hit back pointing out Those who brought this suit seem to think they're entitled to these seats and exam schools when they are not saying these seats are open to any student in this city, and that this temporary wave admission is a way to address quote the devastating effects of covert federal judge Young has taken the case
Following criticism from lawmakers, MBTA says it will accelerate plans to restore service in Boston
"Figure out how to continue their education. As the MB ta plans have returned to full service Busses and cut roots are a sticking point. As we hear from WBC's Karen Regal as the MB TA promises to return to full service as fast as possible. Team management is being pressed to restore cut bus routes and accelerate service. There's a reason that's hard right now, explains Mbita. Assistant general manager Jeff Gonna bill because Adbusters. You have to have drivers and the tea can't hold training classes right now because pandemic So if you begin thinking about the hiring process, the training process getting people to the point where they are fully start ified. In driving a bus for us and picking up
Salem Stop Sign Cam Goes Viral On Twitch
"Stop sign Cam in Salem goes viral on the think gaming platform twitch and brings a lot of unwanted attention to one neighborhood. WBC's Karen Regal Explain Caroline Costain mounted a camera that she said was designed to draw attention to people running stop signs at the intersection in front of her house. That wasn't the intention. The intention was just to get the season what the Livestream wound up on the game or platform twitch with 125,000 followers. Staying claims not to know how. Despite it being her house in her camera neighbors described to me a year of horror with people showing up to mug for the camera, with some neighbors getting unwanted deliveries of $100 of food every day for months, Anthony lives nearby, and he's furious. They know the times that my kids get home. What times I get out of my house for the answers to burglars sustained, says she's taking down the live stream out of respect for our neighbors, she says To me and her, Facebook says, as well. She has myriad house cameras, including those with night vision. Still mounted
‘A new day’: Kim Janey sworn in as Boston’s first Black, woman mayor
"Mayor Kim Janey's second day on the job coming up, having been sworn in yesterday. Here's WBC's Karen Regal, Thank you and God bless the city of Boston acting there. Kim Janey was introduced by the first black congresswoman from Massachusetts and sworn in by the first black woman to serve as the state's chief justice. And she held her first mayoral news conference. What about the pandemic? She was asked. So the pandemic first and foremost, what about the police commissioner who's been on leave over domestic violence allegations? Right now? The situation is still under investigation. What about running for mayor of Right now? I'm focused. On being mayor. But I will make a decision and an announcement in the coming weeks acting there. Janie got a high heel got in a cobblestone on City Hall Plaza as she left the news conference. That's something the other mayors didn't have to worry about. Said. Boston's first woman mayor. With
Marty Walsh Confirmed as Secretary of Labor, Says Farewell to Boston
"Press conference wrapping up at Faneuil Hall that farewell from Mayor Marty Walsh, saying goodbye to the hub because he's on his way Stout. Mayor confirmed today by the Senate to serve as our next labor secretary. WBC's match here was there at Faneuil Hall. He's with us live now, What did the mayor have to say? Well, then call the soon to be former mayor was emotional today and for good reason he got choked up while talking about going from being a door Chester kid to the mayor of Boston, And then he spoke with great pride about his accomplishments as mayor like lowering the crime rate and raising the graduation rate. Eventually, he went off script, looking straight into the camera, thanking everyone from the bottom of his heart. Now when it came time for questions He said he would not be endorsing a candidate in the mayoral race. And actually, this was funny. He said he had been planning to run for reelection and even one as far as to get bumper stickers printed. Those might be fun collector's item someday. But when all was said and done, the soon to be secretary walked out. The same way he walked into a big big applause and then my favorite part of the whole night, he crossed the street from Faneuil Hall back to City Hall, all while being serenaded by key tar Bear. And if that's not the most Boston way to end your term as mayor, I don't know what is live in Boston match. Shearer WBZ Boston's news radio here, My friend. All right, thank you so much Matt now before he was chosen as labor secretary of the Boston's mayor, Boston mayor's position rather was really the job of a lifetime for that door. Chester Kid Rock 1 20. 13 and Marty Walsh became Mira Boston on January, 2014 made Boston a place where dreams come through. In his election night speech, Walsh called Boston a city of second chances. And a few years later, he hammered that point home in a prime time speaking slot at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. My name is Marty Walsh on I'm an alcoholic mere Walsh, known for giving his personal cell phone number two people attempting recovery. Some things were promised, and some things didn't happen. Universal pre K and a Boston Olympics are huge to mortgage the future of the city away. Refused to put Boston on the hook for overruns. Walser pointed the city's first black police commissioner, William Gross, So help me God. So help me God. Congratulations, Commissioner and he dealt with covert. And in January delivered his final state of the city with tears in his eyes. This city is not just my hometown is my heart. Karen Regal WBZ Boston's news radio. So tonight at
Rollins Promises To Vacate More Convictions Because Of Massachusetts Drug Lab Scandal
"In ICU, Suffolk County, D a. Rachel Rollins announcing a plan to drop charges in thousands of cases connected to the victorious state run Hinton Laboratory. The Hinton lab is the largest drug lab scandal in the country. Two chemists were convicted of tampering with evidence and the lab itself had issues with mismanagement and subpar standards. 10,000 charges have already been dismissed. Know Rollins is unveiling the Hinton Lab initiative, which she says will work with attorneys to examine convictions extending from work down at the lab. Rollin says almost 75,000 cases are in question, and that is just Suffolk County. Erin Regal
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority GM 'Commits' To No Layoffs Or Furloughs For T Or Commuter Rail
"Or layoffs the Carmen's union for its part, it's still skeptical as we hear from WBC's Karen Regal. That letter indicates the team may bring back services faster than expected and that the commuter rail would see a significant increase in service next month with its new schedules. The letter also promised no layoffs or furloughs about 40 commuter rail employees were about to disembark thanks to layoffs, and now they will not Boston. Carmen Union President Jim ever says he's still worried then we have no covert numbers out tonight from DPH, the state now reporting 1887 newly confirmed cases on the seven day average positivity rate 2.1% and for context here that is the first time it's been above 2% since last month, officials say 43 more people have died of covert 19. I'm Nicole Davis. You're on
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh urges residents not to "put our progress at risk" on St. Patrick's Day
"Well. ST Patrick's Day is one week from today, but Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is getting the word out now to once again celebrate responsibly. WBC's Karen Regal has more people are coming down with the virus, so we want to keep it that way. More Bostonians are getting vaccinated, but so far it's only around 10% of the city. And that's not enough, says the mayor. To paint your face green and dance in the streets or whatever you do you There is a light at the end of the tunnel, as I said earlier. There's no question about it. We can see it. So don't put our progress at risk because people want to have a party at ST Patrick's Day for the train to enter the station. You have to get off the tracks. Perhaps a nice potato dish this
Female candidates are dominating the race to replace Boston Mayor Marty Walsh
"Are dominating the race to replace Mayor Marty Walsh, who is set to become the president's labor secretary hears WBC's Karen Regal City Council President Kim Jane is expected to become the first female mayor and the first mayor of color. And the majority of candidates seeking to become there are women. Counselor Andrea Campbell, who would like to be mayor says that's a big deal. That is happening, of course in the city of Boston, as we see more women entering politics in and taking over other critical leadership roles, which is important. How's Lauren candidate Michele Wu says it's been a terrible year for women during this pandemic. And that can't happen again. Transformation of what's possible in Boston and around the country if we truly invest in our communities, both of laid out plans, degree pre K and Charles care systems in the city. And Anita Assad Bey, George, counselor and candidate is working on hers, she said. It would be great to be first. But more important is the work, understanding the work that has left undone that we need to get to and get too quickly. Karen Regal
Gender Inequities Persist in Boston Politics
"Is International Women's day to day when we honor the women in our lives who have inspired us loved us made incredible strides in the world. WBZ is Karen Regal spoke with the mayoral candidates in Boston about the women who inspired them and what they want to see in the years ahead. It's a historical time in Boston politics, with women dominating the race to replace Marty Walshes mayor who was expected to resign. Any day now. Counselor Michelle Wu says this pandemic has shown how many inequities persists. We are In a moment of crisis that has revealed how much of the often invisible costs are on the shoulders of women and mothers and caregivers in our society there, Andrea Campbell says women running for office This is how change happens. Women are trained, transforming politics and transforming the world and that is happening, of course in the city of Boston as we see or women Entering politics in and taking over other critical leadership roles, which is important. Anita Asami George, counselor and candidate for mayor says to be the first elected Mayor, female Mayor, Woman mayor of Boston and excited about that Kim Janey is expected to become acting there after mayor Walls departs for Washington. Now the mayor of Boston salary is set by ordinance, but you should know, according to US census figures, Ah woman still makes about 83 cents for every dollar A man makes in the Commonwealth. For the same work. Karen Regal WBZ Boston's news radio.
New York City Movie Theaters Reopen At Reduced Capacity
"New York City. Some movie theaters can start the shell again. Theaters in New York City can reopen after being shuttered for nearly a year. AMC is opening all of its 13 theaters, but patrons should expect a different experience. There are new cleaning protocols, mask requirements and capacity limits of 25% not exceeding 50 people is that capacity restriction that will keep the nearby regal cinema closed. For now, it says it will not reopen until capacity is expanded to 50%. So they can quote operate profitably.
Boston's Fenway Vaccination Operation To Close
"Will yield to the boys of summer, says Governor Charlie Baker Eyes Convention center will open and start accepting patients on Thursday, March 18th. Fenway's last day to accept patients will be Saturday, March 27th So these sites will open overlap for a couple of weeks. Both will be operating from March 18th to March 27. Meantime, no appointments and all were available. Offend wage a lead and the Reggie Lewis Center because of limited vaccine supply with the governor in Lawrence, Karen Regal
Boston, Massachusetts teachers now eligible for Covid vaccines
"Had been calling for it, and now they've got it. Double B visas. Karen Regal has more on reaction from teachers who are Vaccine eligible M. Today. President Mariana Jimmy, speaking to reporters outside Watertown High School, celebrated the decision that will allow teachers to get vaccines at any of the states vaccination sites. It follows CBS, adding teachers which follow President Biden's directive. Jimmy was asked about vaccine supply, and she pushed the last mile plan, which brings vaccines to the people rather than the other way around. It solves the registration problem. It's on site, so there's no wait. It'll get its toe hurt immunity faster. The Baker Administration wants all schools in person by April, Governor Baker warned. Again, there is a limited amount of vaccine.
Baker Says Teachers in Mass. Will Be Eligible to Receive Vaccine Beginning March 11
"Welcoming Governor Baker's announcement today that as of March, 11th teachers can start registering to get a Corona virus vaccine shot. The Mass Teachers Association got what it wanted. After the Biden administration called for all teachers to be vaccinated, CBS posted on its Web site. It would allow teachers to be vaccinated. And now the Baker administration will open the door starting next week Empty a president Mary knew. Jimmy, speaking outside Watertown High School, calls it a joyful day. In the end, it is going to get us to reach the goal that we all want, which is full of personal. You know, The sooner that we get this started, the sooner we could get to him personally. Teachers were in the next phase of vaccinations in the Commonwealth. Karen Regal WBZ,
Boston and Greater Massachusetts are opening up vaccine eligibility to teachers next week
"Educators in Massachusetts will be eligible to sign up for a covert vaccine a week from tomorrow. Nobody VCs Karen Regal tells US teachers are excited about the move. The Mass Teachers Association got what it wanted. After the Biden administration called for all teachers to be vaccinated, CBS posted on its Web site. It would allow teachers to be vaccinated. And now the Baker administration will open the door starting next week Empty a president Mary Jimmy, speaking outside Watertown High School, calls it a joyful day. In the end, it is going to get us to reach the goal that we all not, which is fooling personally, you know, The sooner that we get this started, the sooner we could get to them personally. Teachers were in the next phase of vaccinations in the Commonwealth. Karen Regal WBZ
"regal" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Karen Regal with the update on this story, Vladimir Zukovsky was behind the wheel in June 2019 and that crash that killed seven motorcyclists. His license should have been suspended. But the mass RMB did not process that request or thousands of others. Then they focused on trucking companies themselves, specifically Westfield Transit, and if the federal agency that oversees it did their jobs. NTSB chair Robert Sumwalt question an investigator. Should they have had a drug testing program? In effect? Yes, sir. They should have. And they did not. And they did not. How about a safety plan, a written safety policies and procedures? They basically had nothing. Chairman basically had nothing except for on unsafe safety culture. The NTSB also estimated there is only one inspector for every 1800 truck drivers on the road. Karen Regal WBZ Boston's NewsRadio, Waltham, police are asking for the public's help after a syriza of unprovoked attacks on unsuspecting Men. WBC's Matt Shearer with new information while then Mayor Jeanette McCarthy is worried for the people of her city. Because last night as I was going home, I saw three gentlemen. Walking by themselves in the rain in the duck walk with its well lift since November, 10th at least 10 adult men have been attacked while walking alone in the dark. Police chief Keith McPherson believes there's a weapon involved. It's blunt force trauma, and it's a pretty serious injuries, including orbital and facial fractures. We don't believe it could be just someone's fist. State and local authorities have worked together to increase police presence in the affected areas,.
"regal" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"City's hotels easy's Karen regal with more on this story unite here local twenty six says all of its workers want to get back to work but they want to do so safely and as the state starts to make steps towards opening the union is looking for a couple of things it wants safety gear for employees intense cleaning of common areas and returning employees to have a choice says union president Carlos R. Romeo about returning to work with people with pre existing conditions with people who are living in multi generational households where there are individuals who have particular vulnerabilities of virus and so we think initial phase of re opening before you know the state of emergency is lifted and testing is ubiquitous that people should be asked to volunteer to go to work talks with the hotels are ongoing he says Karen regal WBZ Boston news radio with MLB games on hiatus it's not clear of red Sox season ticket holders will get their money back this season at the moment most teams in the league have not refunded fans for their season tickets this is because these games that may never be played this season are being treated as postponements so fans are credited for a later date but no response in fact two people have already sued the league over this policy during the pandemic that could change today as the league says teams to create their own refund policies the big question well the red Sox to do that the team says it will be making an announcement later today at Fenway Park James Rowe Haas WBZ Boston news radio meanwhile reports today that Major League Baseball is investigating various options for starting and salvaging the twenty twenty season what a scenario has the thirty teams splitting into three regional divisions and playing only within those regions Florida Arizona and Texas the hope is to start in late June and no later than July second playing a roughly one hundred game schedule any plan would require widespread testing for the virus and medical approvals from state and local officials and if conditions improve teams could switch to their home parks if fans are allowed in only a percentage of seats would likely be sold Steve Caton CBS news president trump is using the defense production act to force me to processing plants to remain open keeping the supply chain going for pork poultry and beef but A. B. C.'s Ryan burrow reports health officials warn the move is putting plant workers of rests the United food and commercial workers International Union says president trump's order forcing meat processing plants to remain open puts workers lives in jeopardy Jan McCollum is the commissioner of the Minnesota department of health at a time when we're seeing such of explosives increases in numbers of cases in the impacts on surrounding communities it seems problematic according to the union twenty food processing workers have died of cold feet ninety nationwide more than sixty five hundred have already been sickened or exposed to the virus Bryan Burrough ABC news the Boston marathon may be postponed but you can still run this weekend to help charities WBZ James Ross tells us about a socially distant race it's called the social distance dash it's a way to raise money for charities that may be struggling without the a normal fundraising events we tried to get a little bit creative in trying to figure out the best ways for them to operate some money out of the note is vice president of F. M. P. productions so we created the social distance stash much basically between may first in storage people can walk as little as a mile or Ronald up to marathon heated supports nonprofit organizations it's twenty five Bucks to register with fifteen of those dollars going to a variety of charity partners plus you earn a medal go to social distance dash dot org to register James Rowe Haas WBZ Boston news radio because realtors have been deemed essential they're still on the job WBZ's Carl Stevens spoke with one of the front lawn of a home he just sold on the north shore James Burton with marathon real estate just closed on this house and told me he's got two more closings the following day he was having a great year before the virus and for him it hasn't been a disaster since numbers less inventory out there there's also less buyer source opportunities for my clients that they'd probably would normally have only house like this would had fourteen offers but we got in there and we're the first offer and when it came back on the market I asked him if he's worried about getting the virus I'm not too terribly worried about it it does offer me opportunities because there's no traffic traffic remember that Carl Stevens WBZ Boston news radio this pandemic is taking a huge toll on the mental health of health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic we told you yesterday about an ER doctor who took her own life not a Massachusetts one hospital is trying to ease some of that stress and anxiety in a unique way it combines the call of nature with technology indoors and CVS is Tom health Hanson says these recharge rooms are now available at Mount Sinai hospital in New York sights sounds and smells from relaxing settings aim to help staff cope with the anxiety stress and trauma they're facing it gives you that chance to kind of just sit there and cut it and your brain everything else that is still correct and so focused on during the day all of these stresses and worries that they have never thought I would face in their in their healthcare career it's really weighing on Dr David Petrino worked with the company studio elsewhere to design and build the space mass cancellations sweeping changes to daily life now under way in Massachusetts market meltdown bottom falls out on wall street's self quarantine this is the time of shared sacrifice and I know first hand that we are capable of that hearing Steve are the new normal in America stay informed stay safe and stay with WBZ Boston news football wing is a true story I had a lady that was in the mid seventies and I'd so time sure and that was the lowest I've ever felt in my life I knew then that I had to do something to simply not to go to hell for celadon fear chucked me dell founded Wesley financial group to help folks cancel their time shares permanently call her and everybody that I'd sell time sure to us so this is what I said to that was a lot and this is what you need to do to cancel your time sure from that point people started referring friends to Maine to help them cancel a time sure and that's how it all started out fault the world's largest time share companies federal court if I had lost that lawsuit there would be no one helping people that have been lied to with a ball Tom sure if we take you as a client we will cancel.
"regal" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Karen regal with more on our top story as ordered by the department of public utilities Columbia gas inspected two thousand lines involuntarily inspected a few thousand more after it was revealed abandon lines that were supposed to be capped or not after the Columbia gas explosions and over tell manager Andrew Flanagan is happy the work is done when we learned that that this verification work had a had a go forward hi it was clear that was gonna be another inconvenience to residents and also obstruct our ability to move forward in a meaningful way with that road restoration program we're in the process of re paving almost twenty miles of roads that were disrupted through the gas disaster so is an inconvenience we're glad it's behind us he is also happy the DP you is continuing with his investigation into Columbia gas in Andover Karen regal WBZ Boston's news radio and good news on the south shore the Plymouth fire house head quarters will re open this Monday for permitting reviews and inspections at headquarters close after part of the ceiling collapsed during repairs scattering chunks of concrete through the station governor Baker signs the nation's most stringent ban on flavored vaping products WBZ's Mike Macklin from the state house Massachusetts is now the first state in the nation to ban the sale of flavored tobacco in vaping products and come June menthol cigarettes will also be outlawed here there will keep kids and teenagers from getting their hands on a mailing products especially flavored products that encourage young people to start using Charlie Baker's saying it was imperative.
"regal" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!
"The finest pro wrestlers and overall performers to grace the sport a pro wrestling, speaking of none other than William regal William regal joining Steve Austin on this classic episode today. They talk about William getting into pro wrestling. And the United Kingdom tackling about world sport talk about William regal having a WWF tryout in the early nineteen nineties. I was not aware that apparently took place at Royal Albert Hall. So maybe we'll see that on the network at some point. But also him getting into WCW, some his favorite matches doesn't talk a little about the WWE network as it was about to launch at our ethica already launched by the time this episode had aired, but it was about to launch when they recorded it. So they talk about it in that tents. I can't remember time without the DOJ network is a a weird thought of my head this day it Steve offered history. January fifteenth Steve had a busy day today. Starting off in nineteen ninety at the mid south Coliseum for US Wh show. I believe this was a taping of some sort. But Steve Austin went to a time. Limit draw with the dirty white boy, Tony Anthony better known as T L, hopper. Or if you want to get more granular uncle Cletus, former manager of the Godwin's also on the same show crime. Brian Lee defeated stunning Steve Austin on the same US w card if you've heard Steve talk a lot about on the podcast before he often references the time when he was riding in the car with Tom Prichard and Tom asked both him and Brian Lee would so stunning about Steve. And what's so primetime about Brian check this out on an episode of Monday night, Ron two thousand and one in Milwaukee stunk. All Steve Austin teamed with the APA Faruk and Bradshaw to defeat Christian edge and Kurt angle in a six man tag main event. So there's your day and Steve Austin history for January fifteenth coming up after the break, we'll hear from Steve Austin and William regal on another classic episode of the Steve Austin show. Every call comes with the share stories that dang you bumper when you nervous picked up a first date while the.
"regal" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Several example of what a real man's man would do and various situations. You squeeze your own goddamn, juice. I'm glad you mentioned that because Mike wants to know where those shoot oranges are working oranges. They were working oranges from oranges RS work in shit. Juice. Actually, it was juicy oranges are us. I was told that it's was your your contact. They're at work and oranges. At pace Martin Adams wants to know if you have any funny or interesting stories of William regal, we've never heard. Any good ribs. I'll Pol that on it. Feels like regal almost has like an, oh and heart sense of humor. Would there have been any sort of fun regal ribs? You can share with us. Not you know, I never think of ribs off the top of my head when I'm just put on the spotlight that. But oh, yeah. Doing a show on regal because I now two months ago. No not about ribs. But I remember just spending a lot a lot of time with with regal out in California. And. It was during the time that he was straight and I used to terrify him with my driving because I would go from the right lane all the way over to the high occupancy vehicle lane, and he didn't know what the hell that was. And he would just white knuckle himself all the way home I like to kind of scare them like that. But no regal Regal's pretty straight shooter manny's he he really does abide by the I don't ribbon. I don't wanna be rigged. Cool. Is Daniel now is regal one of the top five. Most underappreciated w talents in history. I believe he's he's up there. Yeah. Because he's he had so many setbacks that you can only imagine if he didn't have those setbacks out far he would have gone. How would Jim cornet describe the man's man? Gimmick. This is stupidest fuck it song. I've ever heard about goddamn night, mother fucker. All righty. You mother fucker. Mark Watson, though, not looking like the prototype for WWE champion did Vince ever express frustrations with Regal's physique express frustrations in the beginning when he was when he was out of shape, and he was flabby, and he was loose. That was the only time that vents really had a frustration within the fact that he wasn't muscular that didn't bother him at all. But when his is body and his issue. Affected, his work. That's when guns got pissed off Keith wants to know, what was the long term plan for the real man gimmick handed actually worked out. God. I don't think there was one. I don't think that they saw a whole lot in him. Hence, hence that gimmick. What the hell really do you do with it because it was presented in a comedic way from day one. So I don't know it just I don't think they had any plans. Craig writes, regal is known or well known rather for doing anything. No matter. How embarrassing do you? Remember any ideas, he ever said, no to no, absolutely not. He was he was willing to do what he was asked. And if he felt that there was something better. He would suggest a better idea. But no, that's the beautiful thing about regal is. He was willing to do whatever it took to get over. Well, and we're willing to do the same. We hope that you'll get over to the region theater and come see us more. We're going to be doing our thing man right before survivor series the day before the survivor series, just before annex t kicks off you'll be able to see us and then cruised over a MAC and plenty of time to see the next t- show. Tickets are on sale now at Bruce pitcher dot com and the rumor and innuendo was that. We might have a special gas just a week later on the twenty four th we're making our North Carolina debut, and we are going to have a ton of fun there. It's wrestle Cade. Tickets are on sale now. Bruce, Prichard dot com. You don't wanna miss that? We've got tons more day that are available all Bruce pitcher dot com. Lots of extra bonus footage. Lots of behind the scenes of Reuss when he's on the road. And we let a couple of bonus show slip out there that you the patrons get
"regal" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"We got him to the back. Had paramedics there in our doctor and they wrapped him up easily. But the the one thing I remember more than anything was not wanting to unwrap Joey's I because no one was sure of his I was there or not. And that was absolutely terrifying. Feeling on top of that. The paramedics wouldn't leave to take him to the hospital because of a rule that. The ambulance can't leave unless there's one there to replace it. Now, there was an ambulance in route to replace it that was a block away. But yet they stayed and they sat there for another ten or fifteen minutes before they would leave to go take Joey to get his his I fix that. Drove me nuts. That's one time that I mean, holy shit. Stephanie McMahon went absolutely beserk on the the whole EMT crew and everybody around it was not a pretty sight. But that was a scary scary night. That's all I remember really about that match. I wanted to ask you this my research found between March tenth and the twelfth regal and Taylor tagging up to take on Henry Godwin and cousin Ray on handful of house shows. This is a very brief return here for Henry Godwin in two thousand seven but cousin Ray, it was that. I think as Ray Gordy how about that Terry Gordy son who was later forget what they all. When we brought him in with ESTES. Yeah. That was great. Wasn't it? Oh, yeah. So throughout March and April regal and Taylor teaming up on all the house shows against Dusen domino, chimney, Wayne Yang, and Nunzio Kendrick and London. Is it safe to say that you guys didn't really have a lot for regal at this point creatively? Well, well, now in part of it also at the same time was regal really wanted to do this team with Dave Taylor, right? It was regal giving back today. He wanted to be in that tag team. Dave any wanted to give back and Vince and everybody else honored that because regal had been, you know, stop work guy and. We tried it out..
"regal" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"It wasn't a good worker. So we were trying to get him on the road. So that he could work with guys. It just it was it just wasn't a match didn't work. It was he was in the wrong profession. This leads to a match where burchell wants to be a pirate. And he's gonna start a rivalry with regal who's going to try to convince Burchill to return to their old team. But Riga loses to burchell in the first match where he's a pirate. And there's a stipulation where if regal loss to hit the dress like a buxom winch and lady regal is the way they would refer to him here. Boy, he's a loyal soldier. He'll do whatever is his idea. We'll just saying April second for the US title in London JBL would beat wriggle. Course there in England wrangles gotta lose she US title in England. Well, he lost the European title over there too damn, right? And every other time he wrestled in England. That's not true. Okay. Three regal or through June regal is going to be putting over the new United States champion, Bobby Lashley, and occasionally even big Vito on how shows and around. This time Booker T becomes the king of the ring and regal joins us court playing something of a town crier. What's your memories of this? And and why was regal perfect for book as angle hair because the English had kings? They have role Turkey. So as logical for the Royal king to have an English Cryer. Here you hear Ye in then what what came of that was again, another one which will do one day the Booker T Queen Sharm shit in the the king Booker stuff was some of the most fun. I've ever had producing because we would just we would get to the buildings and laugh and Purdue. That stuff but regal in the very beginning was to try and help book or get over a little more. Great American bash fit Finlay would beat him defending the US title over at no mercy. William regal would bathe him. And after the match book or called him useless slapped him, and that resulted in wriggle punching him and leaving the group and twelve days later at no mercy. He stated that while he had once been one of the world's greatest wrestlers, eight cents become a doormat, and he referred to being dressed as a book some wins for pirate the locker room incident with Fito being knighted by a false king all these different examples, and he introduces his new tag team partner Dave Taylor, and we talked about before and although they reform their previous tag team. They did not reuse. The blue bloods, gimmick. Instead, they portrayed themselves these bad ass to this tick fighters and their quickly put in jeopardy because Taylor almost immediately tear sees his meniscus in his left. Knee. So he does a little more relaxed role for a little bit. And I guess we'll fast forward here. December sixteenth. We see Armageddon. They're taming to. Challenge for the tag titles. In a ladder match that match also has basically everyone else London and Kendrick Eminem the Hardee's and London and Kendrick win the match, and this is the mass that most people remember for Joey mercury's brutal injury. What are your memories of the match and the this pretty incredible injury. Well for me, it was all about the injury because sought happen in thought. Oh, wow. That was a stiff shot, and I was at guerrilla position. So I was able to have one cameras zoom in on Joey mercury's face. And at that point. It was like get him out of there because you could tell half of his face looked like it was gone in Joey didn't want to leave. Joey didn't want to leave the match. He had taken a ladder shot straight to the face. It's shattered his orbital and his nose, and it was a horrible slash crosses face..
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"Regal was the only one in the un-american who is not afraid of heat, and you had a group of William regal Lance storm Christian and test that were going to denounce America and call themselves the on Americans and talk about how great it was to not be American coming from Canada and coming from England, but no one with the exception of regal was willing to embrace. Gimmick in. I would say the rest of those guys were. Were afraid of the heat in regal really wanted to do it. But it was extremely short lived because after watering it down will be gave a shit. The unforgiven pay per view. We had Booker T and gold and Bubba Ray Dudley. Taming with Cain to take on the evil Canadians and William regal Meltzer would say it was good. It was a good opener and got three and a quarter stars on September thirtieth edition of rawal. We would say every member of the Americans lose their matches causing the group to separate later in the night and breakaway into separate groups where regal will start taming with Lance storm. Why don't you split the group up here because nobody wanted to do it? They were on. They were uncomfortable with the he all the guys lived in Florida. I believe at the time with exception of regal, and they were like man, we've got across the border. We've got live here, and we've got families, and we don't want to be un-american. We love Americans. It's a work. It's a gimmick. But they were uncomfortable with it. So we ended it. Here's a pretty notable match Tober tenth. There's a Las Vegas showgirls match. Where regal is going to be. Gold dust and regal has said that a lot of people thought that he would hate this and he'd be horrified. Humiliated by but in reality could have been further from the truth. He had a blast doing it. And he threw in some old comedy bits that he had grown up on. And a lot of guys. Even couldn't believe that. He didn't have a problem with this. What did you think of the Las Vegas girl show match where he beat gold us? I thought it was excellent. And again, it's another example of regal embracing the shit that he's given in. It's like some guys. I don't want to dress up in address, and you have to go out where lipstick and all this other shit regal took it the other way, he took it as I get an opportunity to go out and dress up dress and put makeup on and be over the top in perform and have a performance that people will never forget. And that is the attitude that you want with an entertainer. He's working mostly how shows for the rest of two taming with Lance storm usually against hurricane spike Dudley. Or maybe the Dudley Boyz at the Armageddon pay per view on December. Fifteenth Booker T and gold to win the tag titles by beating the former champs Christian and Jericho the Dudley boys and regal and Lance storm on the five hundred thrall about a month or a week later on December twenty third there in Oklahoma..
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"We get regal and test baiting RV, D And edge. When regal pins edge after hitting him with the brass knuckles around this time. He starts to do the power of the punch gimmick or Hayes gonna use brass knuckles to knock his opponents out pretty old school idea who should we credit with it? You know, that's going to go back to to regal and fit Finlay going back to go onto the guy going into his trunks and pulling out a gimmick. But then the thing became all. We don't wanna do that old school bullshit where it's a bar soap wrapped up in tape was like let's actually have real brass knuckles in let let regal used brass knuckles. So we had a shitload brass knuckles made. And that's what regal used night after night. And you can't carry them on the on the plane scenario legal yet carry them on the trucks, and they had to have them each night for him in the gimmick box. Gimmicks gets to the Royal rumble. William regal is going to beat edge here to win the WB African or continental title. And it's a pretty good match two and a quarter stars. Of course, he's using these knuckles regal here really having. I don't know our revitalization in his wrestling career. What this feud with edge is you know, I mean, he's been sort of. Doing some funny. Ha hoste. It's all entertaining stuff, but it's not hard hitting matches. And that's what he's doing here. Now. Sure. And it was something that he enjoyed doing in when you deal with godlike edge it was rewarding. Plus he's continuing to do is backstage stuff to which helped him as well. And if you're looking to get a little help in the wrassling business, we've got a tip for you. Tell them all about the new school, Bruce. Well, my brother, Tom Prichard, Glenn Jacobs of Cain fame are going to be opening up a brand new training facility. It's the Jacobs Pritchard wrestling academy, it's gonna be a Knoxville, Tennessee. And if you go over to J P wrestling, academy dot com to get all the information. They're going to be having an open house in January, but shoot them over a text or an Email, and let them know that you're interested because this is a way for you to learn learn the right way. From the beginning. And if you happen wrestling for a while, you wanna get rid of some of those bad habits. I would highly suggest the Jacobs Pritchard wrestling academy, not just because it's my brother. But because I think it's can be one of the best training facilities out there anywhere in the world. So there you go if you haven't already go check it out. Let's talk about RV D. He's going to beat William regal in about a minute and a non title match on January twenty fourth and a couple of days later RV days going to beat him on raw by D Q. I guess we'll just start hitting some of the major paper views here. William regal Bates edge at the no way out pay per view and a brass knuckles on a pole match and the rules were that you could use brass knuckles. But only the ones that were suspended on this poll. So the referee had to search regal before the match and they didn't find any knuckles and edge. Couldn't seem to get the Knoxville matter how close it got to him. What are you remember about this brass knuckles on a pole match? I got two and one quarter star. I thought it was actually a pretty damn good match. And it was a clever way for real to have a match in. He ended up with with nuxie had hidden in his trunks that the referee didn't find and it was just a good old school wrassling match in kind of a page out of the Tennessee wrestling territory to to make a little bit different. But it was good shit regal and edge had some great matches man. Well, the great match just keep rolling wrestlemania eighteen March VO two in Toronto. We get RV the taking on William regal. And man, this is an intercontinental title math that gets two and a half stars melts. Weren't even say few moments of mess communications. But overall pretty good opener, and that's hard to argue. You talk about styles clash though, but these guys managed to pull it off..
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"Did they not they loved it the audience absolutely loved it? And we loved producing it. It was I think Vince thought it would be he he knew it would be entertaining. But just didn't know how entertaining it was going to be in a really took off. I thought that some of that shit and the stuff with to Jerry and Tori Wilson where he fell in love with her. Was alice. Just classic stuff, man. Good good. Good shit. Only Tober eighth raw regal turn heel again when he hit Kurt angle with the title bell and this allowed Austin abate him and regain the WBF title and therefore regal was joining the alliance as their Commissioner sorta late in the game though a month later for the WCW title. The rock would beat Stephen wrinkle successful defense there for the rock on November eighteenth. We finally get regal squaring off with the Jiri regal gets the win survivor series show. But the next night on raw, and this is a pretty famous angle. Steve regal has to join the Vince McMahon kiss my ass club to keep his job. After the alliance was defeated at the survivor series by team WWF regal has said about it. Vance had to think of a way to keep me on the show and his solution upset a hell of a lot of people fans came to me in the afternoon before show and told me the idea. Well, we're going to do is the kiss my ass club. You're going to have to get on your knees in the middle of the rain kiss my ass to save your job, it sounded like fun to me. But Vince, wasn't sure how real we should make it. What do you think? Should we actually do it? Or should we only teas that we're going to do it? And then I'll stop you. And we hug each other. No, I said, let's do the whole thing regal would say there were plenty of reasons why made a lot of sense because he was about to have a hard hitting program with Ed, and he wanted to reason to be as man and those aggressive as it could be would have to be. They says there's nothing like being humiliated to make someone mad and he thought that was the perfect excuse and he wrote, and I was totally at ease with actually doing it. I can look everyone on the I tell them I've never kissed anyone's backside to get a job I've stayed in work by being good at what I do being polite and professional. That's the one reason I stayed in work so long when I was heavily into my drugs because people knew what I had been like before. So he actually kissed Vince Zana's. What are you? Remember about the kiss my ass club. Israel's idea, and it was wriggles idea to actually kiss his ass. He thought that it was gonna dump a shitload heat on him. And he was right. In addition to that. I'll never forget it because there were people that on you can't you can't kiss his ass, that's g crass all this other shit. But the way regal did it how he did it in him actually doing. It was the right thing to do. It is still talked about today. And it was the only thing to do really at that time with that whole story. So it dumped a shitload of heat on them. And if you do it, right, then you can see what what what happens and it did dump shitload of heat on them. And I'll never forget real was didn't even remotely get upset. Didn't have that second of hesitation of. Well, you know, it was a love it. And then when Vince came up with the Chagos while it goes, do we do a swerve where we don't. We actually hug is like, no, I should kiss your ass. I should actually kiss your ass. Pull your pants down. And I kiss your ass. Because he knew that was for a he'll there's no more heat than that than to kiss the bosses ass. So masterfully done, and I credit a credit regal for doing it the way it should have been done. Brown number twenty six we see Rigel be big show fast forward to vengeance. On December ninth Edgewood be regal to retain the continental title into the new year..
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"So it was he was doing great. Let's get to wrestlemania seventeen. Jericho pens. William regal in seven minutes and eight seconds to retain the intercontinental title. And they get to stars. This is of the all time greats here at one of the biggest wrestlemanias ever. Why does it make sense for these guys to be the wrestlemainia opponents? I guess we should mention that one year after this jerk is going to be in the main event for the world title. Well, first of all they had a they had a great little issue. And I thought the match was excellent. It was different than everything else on the card, but it was a wrestling match. It was solid. They beat the crap out of each other. And it was a culmination of a great story. So it was I thought it was a tremendous match, and it just was called the nation for their stuff from Jericho pissing in the tea, and they just had a great rivalry there. And good fodder for each other. Skip around and go to the April nineteenth smackdown. The winner would have to kiss the losers flag. And this is the Texas flag. Not the American flag from Brancheau and he's taking on William regal. And of course, Bradshaw wins clean and regal has to kiss the Texas flag. The end the show. Not the American flag. The Texas flag. God bless Texas. Well, in Texas, you know, we're just saying that's a. On the backlash show on April twenty ninth. William regal gets the win back up over Chris Jericho, and what was billed as a duchess of coins. Vary match complete with well. Oh, women dressed as a duchess Arinc side. What the fuck is this? Well, if you don't have duchess quays berry got have the duchess there. Colored up a little bit. And and it was actually Regal's idea to try and do something different. Do do the duchess match which was rounds. And it's the way that they do matches in Germany in England and do something different for American television. And people had never seen it before. But we dressed it up by actually having having the duchess there to the judgment day, pay per view regal gets a win over Ricky. She really fast under four minutes. And I guess we should mention that. Rickie? She is going to be leaving here with a shoulder injury. And that's the reason it's it's over so quickly. But after this our hero, Mr. regal. He's doing a lot with to Jerry on TV I need to hear how in the world. Does that come together, it isn't odd pairing? But it worked. Well, during this time Paul Heyman was a part of the creative team. And Paul is up stated before sometimes it can work to your detriment to have someone pushing you all the time if they're doing it to the wrong person at the wrong time in the wrong way. So Paul was constantly all we need to do is put too cheery and super crazy in a match forty five minutes, and they will tear the house down that will be the pay per view main event. Invents would be looking at him like two guys. Don't speak English. What Duff fuck am. I going to talk about. If you will only put to Jerry in the ring against super crazy now, here's here's a funny. One for you to Jerry was. I hate to say this. But I'll use it to Jerry was what my guys Jerry was guy that I'd known from Victor, Kenyo nays, and he had traveled all over the world. I knew him from Japan. I knew him from Puerto Rico and Mexico to Jerry was my translator in Mexico. Gay. But when to Jerry was in the states. Knowingly. Okay. Very little English..
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"January twenty first he comes in at number twenty one doesn't eliminate anybody. And then is thrown out by test. The next night test beats regal for the European title and just a minute and twenty eight seconds. And of course, we know that's because of the neck injury Meltzer. Would even report that he had been suffering for from a sore neck for five or six weeks. And it turns out it was a bulging disc between five and six and that caused a stinger like effect down his right arm, whenever he would take a bump so fast forward to the February smackdown and Vince is interviewing with Trish and regal out there. And the story is they're going to pick two guys one representing triple h and one representing Austin. And the winner would have his gob able to pick the stipulations for no way out. They pick Billy Gunn represent Austin and Jericho to represent triple h at the end of the segment regal got to kiss, Trish. This is a Vince McMahon style storyline. How did the or why did they regal kissing? Trish thing. Need to happen. God damnit he's of sexuality. Everybody loves sexuality. That's all just a little Gaga. This is going to lead to some fun skits here on raw the next raw Vince comes out and before Vince goes to attack snow regal comes out and regal still acting as if Trish Stratus girlfriend, and I don't know why. But that's kind of fun. Let's get to no way out two thousand one Regal's now wrestling, but Stephanie McMahon would Pinter Stratus an eight minutes and thirty seconds. And Vince set it up telling regal, quote, you know, what to do but regal had no idea what that meant. I don't really understand. Why Rigel was the right guy for the storyline. But whenever you're programs with the McMahon's. It means they've got some confidence any and it isn't about face from where they were a few years ago. Right. Sure. It is. And I'll tell you exactly why. Because regal was good and one of the best compliments. I've ever heard for somebody. Brian go words who was the head writer of raw would say goes, you know, William regal was a guy that could make a living as a professional actor right outside outside of the wrestling business. He's just that. He was that good it everything that he was given in we now had a completely different dedicated regal clear-headed regal that was just wanting to succeed into every single thing that he could to succeed. So it was he was a joy to work with and all of the shit that you put him in. He made the most out of it and made it fun. Well, how's this for fun on February twenty sixth? This is under all Vance and Trish or tagging regal and Stephanie. And of course, Vince turns on Trish, and then they all dumped slop on her after regal gave her a neck breaker and a couple of weeks after that regal is going to be now snow for the Ryan to become the new Commissioner and about ten days after that, this is maybe my most favorite skit from this era. Chris Jericho peed in Regal's tea. And of course, they show regal drinking it and selling that. It's rather tart, this is Vince McMahon stuff is it not actually it was Brian works and Chris Jericho stuff. We all kind of center, it's shit. It's a natural, man. You're left in left in a room alone with the poverty. Of course, you're going to be in it that never have. What the hell do you do when you're left alone? There's poverty there. And the thing there later in the show wriggles gonna tame with bin wan Kurt angle to get a win over the rock, and Chris Jericho, and I guess we should mention because we just talked about him a couple of weeks ago on March twenty second on smackdown. Raven wrestles Jericho for the hardcore title, which ends up in wriggles office, and they tear up the office and regal through coffee in Jericho's face and raven then hit Jericho with pan with a pan and pinned him angle. So mad about the office being destroyed the ads raven to the big show Kane match, how do you think that regal settling into this Commissioner gig, so far absolutely lovely and we all loved and Brian love writing for him. I loved producing him. So it was the best of both worlds. He was kind of talent that you wanted to write. For because you knew that he was going to make it better..
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"Boy here is he not. No, he was a heel. So it just added more to the was plus Hayes European only here being title. That's what I mean felt like every time you guys were going over. That's like, oh, we got to put got to put a belt on Davey unless put him on last. Oh, this guy's European give it to him to on the Tober thirty three hours doing an interview running down Boston for throwing t into the into the water two hundred and thirty years ago. And he's going to read a list of one hundred twenty seven things that would improve Bostonian lives, but the undertaker comes out and giving the last ride and that gets us to survivor series. William regal would retain the European title over hardcore, Holly and five minutes, forty nine seconds. And it only gets half a star. I don't know why it wasn't very well reviewed, but he's back. He's performing the role as everybody sort of taking away. And see attitude or people feeling like, no, this is a different date. Now, he was a different guy when he came in the his eyes were clear he was their first one there. He was coming to production meetings. He was doing anything above and beyond. So he was constantly asking questions. He was studying his stuff he had suggestions. Plus, he looked great. I mean, he had gotten physically in shape and was making a commitment. So you could physically you could physically see the change. And then you could see the change in in how he was to work with now he was to deal with and it was a good change. The rebellion pay per view goes down on December second and Sheffield England and instead of regal winning here. Instead, he drops the European title to crash Holly on the commentary, both JR and TASR referring to mystique, which I guess is going to become in for a little while since they all knew him is that for so long star and a half. But a couple of days later, he wins the Bill back from crash on raw. And now, he's the European champ. Again, let's fast forward to November twenty sixth. There's a strap match with him and Steve Austin on smackdown. Of course, Austin wins on the eighteenth of December regal would beat Steve Austin by the Hugh, he's using a neck breaker and has the pen for like ten seconds. But there's no referee to count the pan Regal's about to head awesome with the belt Austin stuns him referee. Tim white gets up sees regal laid out an awesome with the bell. And just assumes Andy Hughes Austin. Talk to me a little bit. Because we mentioned it briefly before he went into meet with Vince Steve Austin had sort of out storm, and they were old rivals and running mates in WCW. What was their relationship like all his trials and tribulations because he's the top guy here. And now a guy that he sort of put his neck on the line for as really not. Not doing right by frontier. Well, Steve supported him and Steve Austin supported regal they were friends, and he was trying to help him all along the way. And also as far as working together, they enjoyed working together because it was something different for Austin. He got a wrestle in Austin enjoyed that wrestling in he enjoyed wrestling were regal because it was just such a different style. And they had a good time working together..
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"She's an honest to God Saint to chat me about because you know, we don't ever hear about a lot of wrestler wives, unless there's Rick flair. And then we hear about one two three four to tapped me up about William regal on his wife. I, you know, I think it was just true. Love. And I think that it was two people to genuine souls that came together and found their soulmate because they truly love each other and have gone through life, and she supported him through the lowest of lows in the highest of highs and right back at them. They have created a beautiful family. They're happy to give. Well, one day says that he's talking with Tony Francis. And his rating wrestling magazine, and there's an article in about an American wrestler called Steve regal and Tony says that's a good name for you. And from there he became Steve regal, and I guess over in the American magazines what they were talking about is the former Awa tag team champion with Jimmy Garvin. Mr. 'electricity Steve regal. You got any stories about the the Awa Steve regal. God I met him two times in my life. He was in Indianapolis guy think he was an offshoot of the dick the bruiser wrestling promotion Indianapolis worked in the Chicago area. He might have even been married to wanna bruisers daughters or something like that. Don't really know. But he was a smaller guy blond hair really nice couple times that I ran into him. But I never spent a h-. Whole lot of time with Steve regal back in the day. His first televised match and Southport in one thousand nine hundred eighty six which back then that's a that's a huge deal to be on TV and. He eventually becomes partners with Robbie Brookside. And Robbie is a guy that we've not really talked about here a lot on the show. But a lot of fans of the WBZ's current product are probably familiar with that name from Dan at the PC you getting good Robbie Brookside memories. I don't know when we'll talk about him again Robbie Brookside in the way that I learned about Robbie Brookside was from Steven regal William regal, and he was gathered came up with tremendous worker. But Robbie was the the guys were a lot smaller in England, they use smaller guys Robbie's physique did not lend him to be in the big time. And we had brought Robbie over a couple of times for tryouts because he was just that good of a worker today if Robbie will working in his prime, he would I think he'd be on the main roster not just like a to five live and think Robby would be on the main roster. But I am happy to say that Robbie is is training guys at the performance center in he is a tremendous teacher. And I'm glad that we were able to secure him when we did to come over and help train people because he's got good psychology and really good fundamentals. The the guys man is to do some different tours, including a tour of Israel in hundred eighty seven and we've heard a famous story about the free birds going over there. What was it about Israel in the late eighties? That wrestling promotions gravitated to cable television, and Israel was able to have cable television. But even before that they the tape trading and the tape industry was really big so Houston wrestling as a matter of fact was very first syndicated show. The best Texas wrestling that got over into Saudi Arabian also got into Israel will shortly after that of Fritz von Erich. Did it in Fritz got his show got his tapes over there and they were being syndicated. They were really be in stolen is what had happened you'd sell them. One guy to air in one territory, and then they would air them all over the place in the product of that the guys became huge stars. So the the talent if you're wrestling in, you know, the Dallas territory, Houston territory and later on. Even New York, you were a huge star in Israel. Promoter came in and said, hey, I'd like to bring you guys over they looked. They looked at the wrestling no different than they looked at Rick Springsteen or a rock rock band come on over and perform and huge money. And it was a pretty damn easy tour the time. On that tour and Israel. He strikes up a friendship with Dave Taylor..
"regal" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"That's called walking golden mile if you'd like to pick it up. It's everywhere online, Google play Barnes and noble. It's probably on Amazon to everywhere, you can find a book, I recommend it already know five when it came out. I think it's an underrated wrestling book because he's just straight up and really talks about a lot of his personal struggles and challenges, and it's a great story. But in this book, he's going to tell you about how is mom left him at a very young age and kids at school can be mean, they would tease him, and he would say that turned him into a bit of a bully. And that's something that I don't think a lot of people would openly talk about the fact that they were. A bully as a kid, but it does give you sort of a a look into the person behind the William regal character. And it has a hilarious story in here that I know you'll get a kick out of it talks about one of his earliest memories being when he went to visit the sue with his buddy, and they start making faces at the guerrillas and the guerrillas through a big pile of shit at them and hit William regal in the face. And I don't know just feels like that's a brisk Pritchard story. All by. We'll know gloves smack me in the face. I wish I could do good William re because we're eagle doesn't have the traditional English accent. And just talk about it gobsmacked him in the face. I believe it was how he told me the story in a little bit more colorful way than he did in the book. But well, you ain't never gone to zoo and had a monkey through shit your face. Well, the thing is I just I didn't know that Sean Waldman every went England as a youth. But there you go apparently he went to the zoo to who was just on the other side. They they they do. Yeah. Hypothetically ever been hit in the face by guerrilla shit. Yeah. Guerrilla used throw shit at me all the time. Well, of course. No. He was mom leaves. He becomes a deeper and closer with his dad and his grandfather's. Well is probably the biggest influence in his life. Or at least. That's what he would write in this book, and he was bored in school. And you know, you can imagine what that leads to roll Todd. He didn't really want to become a wrestler though, because he wanted to be rich and famous, and I know there are a lot of guys who get into the wrestling game for money guys. Like, lex Luger have been honest about the fact that that can grow up as wrestling fans, but regal did he wanted to be a professional wrestler? And I think the guys who wanna be arrests ler. You know from the start as a young man, they probably have a better career most of the time. Would you agree? I think that it's the guys would wanna be wrestling on every single night of the week. Whether it's in Madison Square Garden or j Frank Dobie high school in front of a couple of hundred people those are the guys that just want to do it for the art form those guys that do it because they love it. And it's not all about the money. You take a Daniel, Bryan. You take an AJ styles William regal those guys just wanted to be in the ring. They wanted to be performing no matter where it was a they could perform at the local supermarket in that was performing to them. So they they love that. And then there's guys that just want to do it when you pay me I'll perform when when when you pay me. So I it's usually the guys that had that love for the business that's going to shine. Through in the creams going to rise to the top in my opinion. Well, it's interesting is his dad took him to the wrestling shows every couple of weeks, the Dale mar Dale Martin shows, and they would say that he got to see all the stars of the day..
"regal" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"So man, eighty three weeks something to wrestle this should be fun. That's going to be an absolute blast. And it's going to be fun to get back. To Connecticut last time. I was in Connecticut was in August. But I lived there for fifteen years. So it will be fun to go back to Mohegan sun. See some friends, and I invite everybody to come on out and check us out that Mohegan sun on March first. All right enough filibustering. Let's talk about why we're really here. Why are we here? William regal come on with. This is going to be an interesting story. Nobody has the story like William regal Cy fair to say, I think that he has an extremely unique in entertaining story. Well, let's see what we can do here. Darren Matthews is his real name. And he was born on may temp nineteen sixty eight and he was born over in England surprise, I think a lot of people might be surprised by age though. Because we've joked about this before aren't Anderson has looked forty since he was nineteen and JJ Dillon has looked fifty since he was twenty nine. And so those guys sort of never age they look the same. But I've probably assumed that will regal was all. Older than he really is. No, man. He's really very young, man. I think he's just fifty now. But he was when he first came over to the United States. I want to say he was either nineteen or twenty very young, man. But he looked he even looked older. Then would he was really young later on? He went the opposite way with it and started looking, but you know, what? I mean, let's talk about wrestling, you know, that he would have been influenced Bob because as a youngster. I mean, he loved wrestling and wrestling has obviously had a storied history in England. But a lot of over here in Alabama may not know a whole lot about British wrestling chat me up. Well, the big stars and British wrestling back in the day. It was a gentleman by the name of big daddy and big daddy. I say that. Because last time I was in England someone continually kept asking could you tell us moss star is about big daddy. And I don't have a whole lot of stories about big daddy. But is last night was Crabtree. I believe he was the big star. He was the hulk HOGAN of the English wrestling scene in along with guy by the name of giant haystacks giant haystacks came over to WCW, many years later as the swamp monster or some kind of really disgusting term, but those were the two big stars. And then you had underneath that you had the guys could work because big daddy weighed in about four or five hundred pounds giant haystacks same thing for five hundred pounds. And they were big guys that didn't do a whole lot in the ring, and they had the workers underneath that guy's like fit Finlay guys. Like Steve Wright who could go in who could wrestle deliver that part of the show, and then big daddy and haystacks come out and do their their big man stuff. So let's talk about. We'll we'll talk about his personal life here for a man. This is all in his book, by the way, which is a tremendous read have you ever read Regal's book. Yes, I did. And it was a great re because I knew him and under a lot of hardships growing up with regal or going through the business. It was a lot of ups and downs. And it wasn't an easy. It wasn't an easy trip for him..
"regal" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Hale one two or three bucks in your wallet mcdonald's could be the place to go there rolling on a new dollar menu it will have the threetier israeli on at one two and three dollar options including inner chicken sandwich other options include a cheeseburger a bacon mc double the sausage mcmuffin and others why am i hungry all of a sudden growth has been a little bit slow at mcdonald's lately and the companies hoping that some customers who have been going elsewhere will come back in to check out the new menu kind of a choppy morning on wall street and that's a continuation of what we saw yesterday when the dow's way up at one point before it settled back with a gain of fifty eight points both the nasdaq and the dow finished and the sp rather finished in the red investors may be trying to figure out which sectors of the economy are going to see the most benefit from the tax reform package a package now has to go through conference committees to resolve differences in the house and senate versions right now the dow is down eighteen nasdaq is down thirty three sp is up four america's number two movie theater chain is selling out to a british company regal entertainment group and british set a world announced today that sent a world will pain about three point six billion dollars for regal appeals expected to make the combined company more competitive against the industry leader in the us which is amc entertainment regal shows movies on more than seven thousand screens in more than five hundred fifty feeders across the united states at three name brand names you might be familiar with our regal cinemas edwards theaters and united artists theaters next money update at nine 25 pat woodard koa newsradio and thanked bad koa newsradio time is 856 come up seventy still pretty slow with an accident.