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"shawn michaels" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

01:45 min | Last week

"shawn michaels" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"Next one I'm fairly confident you have watched this one back and it's you and Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 19. And a WrestleMania 18 Sean hadn't come back. He was still retired, and then you get to have this match. You grew up idolizing him as a wrestler. I mean, you can't really ask for a WrestleMania moment. Well, here's the thing. Once again, I mentioned before about how certain matches aren't destined to be classics because they just don't have the time or the buildup. This match of Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho was given all of the tools to become a classic match. And in my opinion, it is a classic. Every year, like I said, right off the gate, people want to steal the show. Everybody wants to have the best match on WrestleMania. And I can honestly say, for WrestleMania 19, the best match on the show was Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho. And that's not my opinion. That's just what everybody and critics and fans and everybody thinks. So we have achieved this goal that seemingly on the table. Shaw has done it many times. That's probably the one and only time that I did it. And I remember somebody was saying, well, you know, Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle is pretty good too. And that was the one where Brock did a shooting star press and landed on his head. And I wish I could do a better Shawn Michaels impression, but I can't, but you've got that really deep talk here or good voice. Well, let me ask you this. How could there not be better than ours when the finish was the guy landing on his head? Doesn't count. So we had done this, it was another you'll find this out quite a bit. There's a lot of years where certain matches are marked

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

01:37 min | 6 months ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Whatever stepped into the ring. The black glove. Anyone gets in their way. Black cloth. They're not the Lake. Jack lands at all costs. That's all that matters. All right again, hard and fast. Don't say I didn't warn you. Objection. Oh, let's hear what's still to come. Johnson. Collide. They'll get it on the mankind and Farouk. But up next Shawn Michaels the WWF champion is the hitman far behind. Oh, this is going to be good. We might get a little good audio stuff here. So the new black jacks, this is the hope to really start Bradshaw's career and save windhams as that is at the goal here with that group. We need to do something those guys that makes a sense. We had Jack lands at all the TVs. And on most of the house shows, he was our lead agent. So you're looking for lightning in a bottle. We didn't have a guarantee that all was going to be right with the world when JBL and Barry got together. I will tell you, I was very optimistic. About that duo. And I was intrigued by what they might become. You just try to find guys, get them on the field. And then the position of the best play. And that's kind of what we were doing there without question. Well, here we go. This is what Dave Meltzer calls the best part of the show. Are you ready for this? Sure. It's Shawn Michaels with his.

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

01:45 min | 10 months ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Be real thrilled about it. But I knew when I climbed back through the ropes after that 60 minute match, I knew what was at stake and I lost and I have no excuse for it. You know, I consider Shawn Michaels my opponent, not my enemy. But Shawn Michaels is just something about you that really bugs me. About you that bugs me. Shawn Michaels, you might be a little younger than I am. Might be a little more. You might even be a little more popular, popular. Oh, there's people out there that might think that Shawn Michaels is even a little bit cuter than I am. Trump might look at the great wrestler and he's done a great job as champion. Look at my head of hair Conrad. But there's two things that Shawn Michaels will never ever be. He will never ever be as tough as me. Lager respect. And he will never, ever be as smart as me. I'm not so certain of a concurrent with I think Richard Nixon said it best. And again, it may be true. You learn from defeat and you come back and you beat him the next time. Which is why I've decided to accept the challenge. Of the best wrestler in the WWF today..

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35 Years of Wrestlemania Book Review

The Rack Radio Show

05:29 min | 3 years ago

35 Years of Wrestlemania Book Review

"We're back with the WWE thirty five years of Wrestlemainia book by our Good Buddy Brian Shield and the we got this from the wonderful people over decay publishing so thank you very much for sending this to us because well this is well worth the read and the flip through and just to absorb all the knowledge because this gorgeous book covers thirty five years of Wrestlemainia. You have some gorgeous pictures in here. You have some gorgeous stories in here and you have lots of take her. There's so much undertaker in this book. I'm so happy the build up history to twenty they wanna know and then it skips the Johnson versus per year for some reason yeah twenty one and then they just stopped right there there. Never nothing else happened and that's it. That's the end of it right there if nothing else happened if you really if you read the book th-. There may be more maybe that maybe more yeah yeah no kidding. There's plenty. There's plenty more but now they can still be in denial over many years mile for the rest of her life. This has a some nice awesome pictures throughout the Bo- you get some nice little rhinos about every single match backstories on all the matches and how they came together for every single Russell in so we can pick them random muscle. Maybe you can find out about let's say just flipped to Russell Twenty six you you can learn about cody. Rhodes anywhere in deviancy. The attendance figures get the handled entire card. It's pretty cool. You get look at. Some of the tickets. were put out for events different. Thanks for everything. It's a really cool book. I mean you can say this metal books. They're always well put together the very they are very colorful. They stand out and the best of all they're. They're always always easy reads. They are because they have some wonderful writers over there. Decay say you'll go brian go but just to kind of give you the official the official little readout on this book it chronicles every match and key moments across wrestlemanias history history and it's you're up to date guide on to be action both in the ring and behind the scenes. That's pretty coal and you know it allows. Wb Feigns to re we live or in some cases discover the most exciting matches celebrity appearances and controversies in the Vince storied history the key matches of every wrestlemainia are explored in depth with spectacular full color photographs of unforgettable moments vital stats and quotes from WBZ superstars and you know get ready for the greatest spectacle in sports entertainment and that's it and as if that isn't enough ladies and gentlemen there's more now there's more oh my God there's more because as if a book about Wrestlemainia isn't great enough they happened to get a Ford from Mr Wrestlemainia himself the heartbreak kid Shawn Michaels. He has a little nice little few things to say about the greatest event in sports entertainment in this book as well which is pretty cool. PRU So have the book open. I'm on page sixty four eighty four. She's like I'm on page. Eighty four right and it's interesting you you mentioned trump right. There's a shot at him. In Razor Ramon in the missile Metro Russell mainly attendant here and they love the shot they took because knowing the match knowing how transpires is where Shawn's climbing up ladder and this moment moments before a full moon. Oh okay all right so it's like he's about to pull the pull on Sean and pulled down his tights and you see the full moon. You don't see the full moon here you know working prophecy the full moon it just one of those memories. Let's like Oh. I remember that spot what wait wait so for Wrestlemainia twelve okay they had. OJ Simpson's Bronco there yeah yeah yeah yeah it was it was a whole do between between gold us and Roddy Piper Hollywood match back on match. It started with the the the recreation of the chase. okay all right. y'All got you now. I just happened to see the White Bronco and I'm like wait C. C. You learn things you'll learn things reading this book so everybody should check this out. Go pick it up. It's available at all. You're fine. Local booksellers is everywhere. It's also available on Amazon. Dot Com as well so please go support this book support our friends at decay amd Brian Shields because you know he's an award winning author there and he deserves all the things because he's a super awesome guy and also support the team behind Brian 'cause they're super awesome people's well. We can't forget the writing staff to and the designers and everybody else that that made this book possible so thank you very much everybody that was involved in this book because it's fabulous is also book as she said go check it out also got her mentioned the Miller. He's the author of this book. Go check him out on social. Go Check Brian Shields out on social. Tell Me Love the bug. Tell me about the book show pictures holding up the book saying. Hey I've bought it tangled in the photos and all that fun stuff going. Tell them we sent you. We send you as well but are in advance. If anybody actually does it that'd be awesome if like everybody that her that did that and they're Schwimmer's blew up and they're like wait. What what the racks sent them. Wha Anyway so yeah go out the book right now. All fine books was everywhere her for us.

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

"If Shawn Michaels was coming out of retirement for this wrestlemainia, we'd be talking in a completely different way about this lineup. And what a big moment that was in a way, it would maybe Bigfoot Kurt angle a little bit. And what he's doing? But whatever they've got eight hours to tell their stories, so they can do it. And then undertaker and Kane there's undertaker wrestled on stadium shows last year, but won't be on many this year like that hurts the wrestlemainia brand that used a card that could have added to wrestlemainia this year. Hopefully, in a way made up for the debacle that was last year's undertaker match. And now. That might be is that going to be the end of take or are they saving him for a big payday where maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder keep them away for a year or two and then have kind of that final. Actual advertised retirement match for him. Like Kurt angle is doing this year. Man. I it's just weird that to think of meaning without taker. I mean, I think we've seen with him working those stadium shows it's time do the last RAI it's it's definitely time. Yeah. Yeah. There's nobody else jumps out in a big way. Who you can't imagine being an ultimate match or the Andre the giant battle Royal other than I guess, you know, the icy title situation with Bobby Lashley and Braun strowman, they'll probably be something regarding that. But otherwise, we've really covered the basis of the top stars Osco defending the title on the kick off actually probably won't be just because the rays. But yeah, I mean, I it's hard to imagine them heating anything up this quickly with her. Yeah. I might be Manny Rosen, Sony DeVille and also in a democrat and whose side is is developed on. She's and she's already beaten both of them. Awesome. Yeah. Well, now, it's two on one. But are they going to get along and be able to work against her? Yeah. But you know, big deal. Yeah. It's ultimately it's not that big of a deal while the Wade Keller pro wrestling post shows and Wade Keller pro wrestling, podcasts and PW..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

04:01 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"I mean, I ever wrestlemainia man, I came back, and I just thought to myself, what would your mazing? I mean, he dude he again, he delivered me every time. It's not from a cocky aspect. I'm so proud the finish of my career, and and those wrestlemanias and one after another and and again, and I don't I didn't do that alone. You know, what I mean he loud me to perform that way. You know, just just because you know, just out of that a mercy and grace in the and and that's why I am the way that I out coming back. We'll keep it the way that it is because I feel honored to have been able to to do it the way that I did. It and I don't wanna mess with that. You know, I wanna keep it as as is. And certainly letter when no that I appreciated. I appreciate it doing it as much as I hope that they did. And then get as much as the Lord allowed me to do man. I I don't wanna I don't wanna take advantage of that. I want to honor it the right way in the beginning of the book. You know, it's it's a post wrestlemania was at twenty five or twenty six your about your in your hotel room. You just showered you kind of collecting yourself before you go. Join your family was at the twenty five or twenty six match twenty five. Okay. So you're yet to have out of the match. But so you had that the other match twenty five twenty six to classics with undertaker now with that being done. And again in the beginning of the book and a business were never never really means. Never are you cool with not having a match or is there a chance that ultimately if like you say in the book, you know, if there's a story line, you can tell ourselves that. That you'd be game for that. Are you good with what you've done and you are done? I I am good with what I've done in front of just it just has like, you know, come up with phenomenal storylines, and I'd be crazy trimmed down and it'd be enemy NB about one more. And I'd be crazy to turn them down. Right. But I won. Because I've said I am. And and and and I sat on the bed at the end of every wrestlemainia like, I describing that first book. Yeah. Because I was just amazed in that. If it was player or seen a tanker again, it was just a or Jericho. I was just dude they told me after my match with you. I never wrestle again. That was done. I'm a different man. Steve, you know. But I don't forget about those days and to have come, you know, all that all this way. I'm not I'm not I don't wanna ruin it. I mean, I I guess I'm Mark for too much. I guess that's the one thing about this job. That I will be marked flora via fan of or whatever I don't I don't wanna ruin those moments. And and and so, and and and I and I love the way I feel about I love the way that I feel about the business and then the appreciation for those don't have to relive them. All the time. I don't talk twenty four seven everybody else. Does. I keep them, you know, and tried to put it on the page, but I keep them in my heart, man. And it's the greatest feeling ever. I'm good with that. I am so good with that before I got out of the business of wrestling. You know power on was going to have to leave. He that nerve problem in his neck, and he looked at me. And he goes, Steve he goes there is laugh after wrestling. And I said is there, and he said you damn right through his brother, and there is and there is for the boys. There's there's always something to do. But a lot of the guys have a hard time with it. Now that you're done with the wrestling business. You're you're doing the hunting show McMillan Reverend mentions with Keith Mark. And. You you've been quite some time now with your family life, your relationship with God being from my standpoint in in a perfect place. Obviously, you have a different stand on that you found life after wrestling, and what's the biggest part of your life. Now. I mean as just being Shawn Michaels has just been a father like you wanted to be filing for your kids..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:23 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"Tell me if I said something if I took a dumb stupid Bob on the floor or something like that. But no one really, you know, said, hey, dude, you really gotta stop that. 'cause I was just like, you know, you get in a business you try to get noticed. And you get you know, I was in in Dallas, Texas. You know, wrestling Chris Adams at a Chevrolet dealer. Hershey of getting suplex on the parking lot, right? And under smartest thing in the world. But the reason I asked that it because I tell everybody story, rainy savage, branding when I started my singles career Randy pulled me aside. And he said he get same thing. You just said did pick your spots. You know, you're not going to last forever doing that stuff the whole kitten caboodle, you know, I didn't sit in. But in my mind, I'm thinking to myself old man on superman don't tell me what to do, and, you know. Oh, my way. And then of course, when take taker ni-, and and and especially marketing kill it, Mark. And our last two we're we're we're we're really pitted me now. Hey, we're gonna tell the story we're pick I five forgetting all that kind of stuff, and I to go to the young guys and tell them the same thing. And all that I always try to tell them the other side. Which is I understand if in your mind right now, you're looking at me saying old man don't tell me what to do a last forever. That's okay, too. I did the same thing. But just so, you know, if the evolution. It's the growth, it's the gross growth of a wrestler. I think we're once for me. And so to answer your question. Yeah. There are times. I wish I'd have done that. But as you know, see, I don't know about again. I wasn't the biggest guy. I don't know. If I'd have got where I got if I'd had I had gone about it the way that I did. I just don't know. And so and and again, I'm you know, I don't know where I'm not gonna. On the door fifty this year. And then we both are and and again, the cold days and the damn days, I feel it. But at the same time, it isn't horrific will see when as years go by if you if you begin the hunch over begin the not being able to get up stairs and things like that. I don't I don't know what it holds. But right now, I'm still at that point to where I feel good enough that I I don't I can't condemn the way that I work I'm thankful that I not to condemn the way that she worked but just looking back and pick and spots. But and to your point it is the growth of being arrested as no one, you know, when it's time to take that bump, you you were able to operate at such a high level at twenty five and twenty six with undertaker. You know, you did what the two thousand eight match with flair for his retirement match. You're able to you know, finish at a very high level. But what was it like for you to an we'll start to take thing home because I know you've got a busy day. But what was it like coming back? You know, as a changed man as a Christian when you walked back into the doors of WWE and a lot of people were skeptical. I know, but but how was that for you at the early stages being around the temptations and all the shenanigans and BS that go with that business, well from a personal standpoint and the spirit standpoint, it was it was it was good..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:46 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"But to cover them your line of work, a hall of fame guy, you with all the talent in the world it to get into one hundred hunting industry, and then have to pay dues was it an ego chick or is like, you know, sometimes you wanna bang your head on the walls. But I'm Shawn Michaels. How was that process for you? Because I mean, you certainly there there's many parallels, but there's many learning lessons as well. It was it was a little. And and you and I've talked about it along the way, I've told you I don't mind doing it. But it it seems as if it done more out of we're gonna show you as opposed to know, this is what we do. So it's it's been it's been challenging. I certainly haven't minded doing it because I don't claim to know everything about, you know, hunting fishing in the outdoors. I I know that I enjoy but I've learned over the years have gotten better over the years. And and that's something we try to bring the show. So it's it's been a challenge. But at the same time to your point. I it keeps you humble I mean, and and and I don't spend a lot of time. Honestly complaining about stuff or wondering why things are the way they are. I I one thing must pay brings me as I figure. I'm in the situations. I'm in for a reason, and I'm called, you know, to to meet those challenges the best I can and and obviously nine times. Out of ten th then, you know, the challenges is to do. Well, victim be successful in it to being joint enjoying myself in it anyway. And so I just figured that's what this was. And I also I've enjoyed as you know, we're we're still a little competitive. And now who knows it could certainly be if if they'd have just rolled over and gave me everything under the sun, I might not have appreciated as much as I do. And and so I figured that stuff happens for a reason. So I'm going to you know, continue to move along. And and again, I guess more important than anything. It's fun. And as you know, when we were wrestling all those years, it hardly seemed like work. I know it was it was the impede do something you enjoy. And this is the same thing. So even at its most difficult, it's not that. But was it was it more time intensive than you anticipated at main because some of these trips you guys going out to the Yukon. I mean yeller literally in the middle of nowhere would no communication and total survival mode and in being being away from the family and a big part of you know, you looking forward or being able to embrace getting out of pro wrestling was spending time with your family. How time intensive is it, and is it more work than you thought. It would be well, I guess there's two two answers that question one. I think it is more time intensive than I thought it would be. But compared to what we used to do and not even in the ballpark. So, but but because I I didn't know that much about it. It's all turned out to be far more difficult than than I thought. But I. Most of that has to do with of the unknown. I didn't I just simply didn't you know? I knew that I wanted to do it. But didn't really have a great idea as to how it all went. So I mean, it certainly does keep you busy. But not not to the extent anywhere that that the pro wrestling gig did and on on in the area of going to places like you've got gotta be honest..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:51 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"But it's a big part of me a big part of who. I am. It's just an activity that I love it enjoy. Well, and same with me, as you know, we both we both when we had the opportunity to have time. We both went and got places where where we where we could even if we couldn't get on on with you get out and sit on the front porch be able to just sit there and look at the at at the just fastness of the of the beauty and just to take it in and the see, you know, to see the deer running in the distance or to you know, to see upon over there again just to sit there and take it yet has nothing to do it. Just an again for me. I think it's because in all of there's there's built there's it's built in bed in from day. One to have some type of yearning for the outdoors. Like, you said today that I you know, the day that I sorta gave into that yearning and went ahead and checked it out. You know, it's been a part of my life ever since. And that's not trying to push on anybody to just like you said, but I tell you. What if you take it in one time? I think you'll find that. It's it's everything we say that it is you went on a hunting trip, and it was going to be a one off with Keith Mark, your your partner, your friend new co host on MacMillan river adventures and you shared your desire to maybe delve into the hunting industry or do hunting show. And y'all y'all struck up a conversation is may one of we do this together and the two of you have become the best friends of enjoyed a very successful show on the outdoor channel. How was this year film and four yard you currently in production? What's going on with that? We are. We are productive with probably we've still got a few more keeping real busy this year. So our fall was a little bit scattered. We got we got a lot done though. The spring is gonna be busy. We get thirty coming up, and you know, bear and some other some other hunts. We've still got to do. But what? And we're also we're very excited. 'cause we're one where we're ending sort of one contract tenure with the the outdoor channel. And and talking about a new one. And let's as if the show is going to continue to go where we're gonna make some few changes going forward and trying to expand the show beyond just the hunting realm. We've you know, obviously, I don't want to say too much now because a lot of its in in negotiation form, but but but making it a giving it a much bigger presence on the outdoor channel one that has had and also going beyond just a hunting aspect and capture. More of what you and I talked about earlier is the outdoors and just the outdoor lifestyle and again. Yeah, it's one of those things I very rare as, you know, Steve, you you you feel like in the wrestling business. There's only certain people that you can. Hang out with a metal understand you and nine times out of ten. You're never gonna meet those folks out in the general population. Right. And I felt very fortunate and you've been around Keith. And I know I know you well enough to know that not gonna let just anybody, you know, in into your circle either. And because he's the guy he is the same guy that you met. Yeah. He guys that you go. Yeah. He might have made it our line of work. And and that's that's a compliment. We could give him. He he's not stable. Hey, how was it for you to come out of such a high prove our on in the world of professional wrestling as to count pro wrestling, if you wanna come sports entertainment, more power to you?.

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"You think you are who you wanna be? It's it's quite the, you know. No mind game. Right. And I guess I just wanted to speak all the, and and at least they if it if it goes on with you don't feel bad because it's gone on. It goes on with all of us. And and and and it's and it's okay. And know, and and it does in if you want a in regards to hunting, I want to jump in real quick. And you know, I'm a man when my parents got a divorce in Austin, Texas, and my mom moved down to Victoria. And she met Ken Williams, and they got married and my dad adopted a smear my three mile the two brothers. And then we had another brother and a sister. And he was a guy that turned me on a hunting. So I remember tramps in behind him in a single file line. You know, probably seven or eight years old, and we were stepping on every stick that you could step on. I just always remember him turning back with that, you know, that look on his face and that finger in front of his mouth saying sh-, but my I I love hunting, and I know you do too and for the people out there that really aren't in hunting trying to sell you on it. But the point I wanted to make is is is a place for myself. And are they gonna go at and millions of other people just to go out and enjoy mother nature is not always as not ever about putting something on the ground. You know, it's one thing to hunt for meat, but it's it's just an activity that I love it. And my wife goes out sits in a deer stand and doesn't take a gun just because she's not a hundred but she gets out there. And you know, maybe she'll feed the road with the Bronx or something like that and sitting in a deer stand and enjoy the peace and quiet and get a video camera out, and and film some deer. But there's so many there's a number of anti hunters out there who just don't get it..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:11 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"So it was all again, I found pretty deepening and a little a little heavy, but it was it was it was a real life changing experience. And and and I guess the the lesson of all of it. I guess symbolic of all of this. You know, the the piece in the serenity that being so I guess counter to what I had been doing for much of my life because things just totally counter to what you're doing. And you're of man, I I read this book, and I you know, like, I called you. I just felt like your heart. And so were were on each page as I flipped in Renton this book. And I really thought you know, it was you put it all on the line. And I guess, you know, it you want to show. Or share your faith with everybody else. But in doing so letting down this macho guard that everybody perceives as tach to the guy known as the heartbreak kid, Shawn Michaels, and I just I just really it really resonated with me, and I really appreciated it. But tell me about that first time that you were in that deer stand because you you had an experience which kind of you know, continue to shape your life and your path with God. It wasn't. It was it was just taking that time to sit in their watch. You know, watch the sunrise, listen, you know, listening and see the animals or wildlife begin to to wake up in the morning. It was a fascinating experience. And and I have to say again, the biggest the biggest reason, and this is the biggest reason for wanting to do the book because you did call me a couple of weeks ago. And it's one of the absolute said a lot a lot of nice stuff to me in the years since Russell fourteen but that was about the nicest, and the and the reason I wrote it because every now, and then there's gotta you know, you don't how we are as men, and sometimes we're not gonna do anything for one dude raises his if one of us I wanted to do your tough. You know, you wanna toughest dudes. I know you're tough nut to crack your good man, though. And that's what this book was about. Which is just speaking the men and just saying, hey, if it makes you feel any better, you know? I've been there, and I've been in emissions where what you don't know everything doing your best. Sometimes your best isn't good enough. Sometimes it is and just being open and honest and just wants to just if it touches you somewhere, if it makes you look at one aspect of your life and think about either changing or we're just appreciating, and and and maybe, you know, complaining a little less about it, even that's that. That's what I that's what I wanted to do with this, and again, and also as you know, because man, the wrestling business, it's a cynical business. I mean my goodness. There's a lot of negativity a ton of seem and again, still so very thankful for and appreciative of all the things that go along with it. And the the opinions and the ups and the downs that can begin to weigh on you it weighs on your psyche. It weighs on who..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:33 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"It it. It's pretty low on the list. He wants to you know, he's more concerned with the character. The man the heart the father the husband, then how many championships I held or how many matches of the year I had. And so to find out that he loved me as I was that. There was no ch I didn't have to change it. It'd have to be something that I wasn't even in my worst form, the even the showing Michael's that that, you know, in, and let's do it is, you know, Michael, Sean Hickinbotham that Steve Williams at the time faced at wrestlemainia fourteen. Even that. For every bit of his faults. You know, God above loved me. Anyway. And I guess it was knowing that is the first time again other than that, my wife, and obviously the innocence of of an, you know, a child it's time, they're the only ones that love you like that and strangely enough. They're the ones that I've committed my life to since the moment, I learned that. And so, and as you know, I've tried to be that kind of friend to people since then, and you know, and that's the thing that you, and I have hey, there's been we we don't talk that much. But there have been times as you know, I've called you coming back from something just out of the balloon that. Hey, can I get your advice on something? Can you help me out with something? This is an area that I think, you know, better than me, and I'm not I wanna make sure I'm handling it. Right. And you know, and you're a guy trusted put me in the right in the right direction. And so. So it's it's just about. I don't know. It's it's I guess it's humility humility they didn't have before and not being frayed to ask for help not minute to ask for how that's interesting, you know, as long as I knew hours, considered you kind of a city slicker, you know, I was kind of in hunting a little bit before you. And I didn't know at the time. She were military so grown up kind of all over place in Arizona, then down to San Antonio. But then all of a sudden man, I just heard word on the street you got into hunting. And I guess your for Ray into hunting was due to the fact that you're reading a book by Christian author who was a hundred is that what got you into the lifestyle of hunting. Well, it was it was a combination of things and again all of them sort of happening at the same time. Again, there's all these changes are going about with me at the same time. I had this brother-in-law who, you know, had been asking me for years to go hunting. And as you know, w w just you don't have the time. No. And finally getting that opportunity, but at the same time reading this book, but it was more of a it was more than outdoor survival book. Gotcha. And the guy was a Christian author. And so it was the combination of the two some of the things that guy was saying on on the pages about being out there in the appreciation, and then physically being out there and being in a blind and taking the time again, as you know, I'll I'll bet even have even, you know, roll stone cold, some of his most peaceful joyful, and and and dare I say spiritual moments are are in a deer blind, man. Waking up in the morning and seeing the sunrise and all that kind of stuff. It is and just and again having that time to decompress and being away from the business and taking that stuff in and again allowing yourself to just be able to do appreciate that..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:26 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"Steve almost didn't show. Once you got out, and you got back home and you unwound. How did you deal with the sudden retirement where again, I don't I don't have to self-medication. Yeah. I yeah. I just think I don't. Similar to to the way you did. And because I can remember I did my school. And obviously, that's when I got married and we're starting to family, so I could be gin to see a little bit of a life outside again. And for me. That's when I got into hunting and the outdoors. So there started to at least be this shift of seeing a life outside of and that it was possible. I still wasn't at the place where I was doing it correctly. And also a small little opportunity I met a one of the the GM for one of the news stations in San Antonio. And heck and the guy offered me a job and had a long range plans with me eventually being the the sports caster for one of the the news stations in in San Antonio. So in some respects getting to. His opportunity of a life away. But as you know, it's not it's not in that field. Where certainly at that time. You all your passion, all your desire? All your everything is still there. It's one thing again for me, many years later to go into the match the undertaker knowing and being peace with the idea that I'm ready step away. And and all of that as opposed to being forced and then having to be forced into sort of liking another job. Right. That again. So it's I I was I was much like you. It was it was sort of grounding yourself in your in your sorrows and again escaping from the reality at the end of the day. That's what becomes you're just escaping from having to face. What is the inevitable? But now you don't have to do that. And for a long time in the business of professional. Wrestling was your identity Elseneer thumbing through the book to try to come up with the words, and you can help me out here. But you know for a long time. You know, many of considered you to be the best of all time. And certainly maybe someone will come by and erase sadder you'll be three or four on a less rather than number one. But now in in your relationship with God, God will always view you as you are as Shawn Michaels. You your you won't judge you I'm paraphrasing that, but can you clear that up for me because it's like that that I think that I think that's why my salvation and and and coming to the Lord was so what people are termed as radical. And and that become the project of my life that it is is because that affirmation from him. Finally, put me at peace with everything at the the the competition of everything was over. And also the realization of the reality of where wrestling and my job or and again any job where that measures up on the priority list of the creator of the universe..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"Okay. No this falls on anybody else. But you and so when it comes to in your mind that being over when does the future hold, and what am I without the stuff? And as you know that was also before and soon before I even have the ability to even again because if you didn't wrestle in the job, it's not like we were doing a bunch of number of on air characters that time like, well, if you can't wrestle you could still have a career doing this career doing that. I mean, we had I hadn't at least mentally stepped into that frame of mind where I can't even see that stuff as a possibility for where you could extend your your your your life in that job to you know, different roles. You know, what I mean, I was so clearly a performer that was very tough for me to see. My life not performing. And so it was a huge question, Mark. And what in the heck is a future hold. And if it's over thirty three man, not good. Thank thirty three is mantis a baby. I feel like I never want to make it. So, you know, sound like I'm making excuses. No, no, no. It is what it is. How exclusive? You feel like a thirty three man, you feel like you've got the whole world head of you. And for my sampling, I had peaked, and then was you know, on the other side of that. So how you know how how sad is that? You know, I get the at the thirty three you've you've had your your big run. And you're on the downside. And somebody's telling you, it's over college football NFL football the greatest time of the year..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:59 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"I'm not really sure what to do this is incorporate motion. Yeah. Exactly. I wanna talk to you about resume and fourteen and we talked about this last time, we talked was probably over a year and a half ago on a podcast, and I didn't go back and realize that show, but you know, from from a standpoint of pain one to ten what were you that night going into the ring, can you? Vaguely, I think at the time, and this is again, guess I'm not good at it. Again at the time. I I would have put myself in in the eight range so many years removed. I I don't know. I say well, gosh, I don't think you know. I think going in there now like for me the time that for cartilage in my knee. I can't remember I think that's probably the most pain ever when did it on Monday night, raw was a triple threat match with the edge. And then while I think in the next night was going to be that first time they were doing at taboo, Tuesday with computer stuff, and and all of that. And we had we had the Monday night raw. And I tore the cartilage in my knee. I can't re recall because it's more recent. I can't recall anything being that thing. Right. That is just the worst. You know, torn, you know, torn my Elena match, and it didn't hurt nearly as much right? You know? I mean and. You know, the meniscus is a little is not quite as severe surgeries. And then she all, but man, telling you, I tore that thing. And and so to me that was that was a ten out of ten, and I can't consciously recall my back being quite that bad. But at the same time, you know, one I was doing with actually no aid. And obviously in our match fourteen. I was whatever was three bikes in probably you know, to so much reverence. Thanks for can right. Because so, and you know, and and that would probably be an undersell. I got on the bike standpoint on the Soma standpoint, you know, probably just the two, but on the vikes you like three to five for heaven's sakes. Be perfectly honest. You know, Russia may nineteen Russell the rock and Seattle. And I knew that was going to be my last match, and I was going to ride off into the sunset. It's not something we talked about because what's going to be best for business. No pun. Attended. And I would go down the road that I would go down and w w would keep rolling along. So you knew wrestlemania fourteen was going to be theoretically your last match. Oh, yeah now. So then what frame of mind were you in prior to the match other than the pain aspect other than you were frazzled from running hard and having the run that you had had. But from reading the book, you know, you didn't get a chance to leave the game on your terms. So what were your feelings prematch will anger, Steve? I mean, like, you you ever and so much of it gets get sort in there together. 'cause yes, you know, the attitude was dad, and you know, the situation the injury. I mean, everything for me at that time in a word suck. But you, and I had, you know, worked with each other previously, and certainly even even at its worst the experience was never that that it was for you that day. And and that, you know, and obviously, you know, a lot of that has to do you would me in my attitude, but I mean, none of it. None of it was positive and certainly that didn't help. But I didn't even think again, then with 'cause I'm trying to think of, you know, even one in my mind at that time one positive thing, I could have grasped out of that day. And so you can't you can't really new I can look back on it now. And and say, I think know so much of it has to do with not getting to go out of Maya terms..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:33 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"I don't I don't want to dig up any dirt. I want to get any dirt. I just I want to have positive conversations or humorous conversations are in depth conversations. But you know, the dirty details or some of the skeletons. And then there's no reason to go there. But let me ask you a couple of wrestling questions real quick. Because in the book, you know, there's a fuller, but triple h and he is he says in a Ford thirty seconds in. And this is when you called triple h and you want to come back and have one more match because you wanted to leave on your terms and triple h set thirty seconds into the match. I knew Sean was still the best I've ever stepped into the ring with now, many people have called you the best ever in the history of the business as I've gone on record saying this for you being that guy, are you just being you who would be the best guy. That you ever stepped into the ring with just and I'm looking at from a formats when I say, you just your execution. Your timing. Your Atlantic ability, your psychology, your storytelling, and that's why say you. But since so many of the guys consider you to be that guy who would be the best for you. I I don't know how this is going to come across. But I don't know. I there there are so many guys that I went in there with and it just felt fantastic and went fantastic. So and I don't know for me. What way what came first chicken or the right? Is it? Yes, I'm the common denominator in in a lot of those respects. I'd like to think it's because that's what I enjoy most about the job was adapting to someone else's whatever. Right 'cause whatever their string slaves. Oh, yeah. I mean taker Jericho angle again and again the list of honor. I don't know. I know that sounds cliche. But it's true. And there were just so many times that you weren't in there for very long, and you just said other. So was so fantastic. This is going to be a brief and to me it was more noticeable when that wasn't the situation. And that's when you really sit back and go, all right? You have to really give this some thought. And and some work was going to have to be put into the other stuff ever felt like work. What was the most fun or the most challenging thing for you to do then and trying to work with someone and we won't name any names. But this maybe wasn't. The greatest technical worker. A really wasn't that great of a worker to begin with? But was over and you try to work around their weaknesses. How long did it take you to come up with, you know, just kind of like a game plan, rightly or wrongly? I always felt that if it was in a situation like that, the very least you could do it. I'd probably sort of got that from, you know, watching flair Hennig that if you're at a loss, if you just flew, you take a lot of bumps brother. Go ahead and take about whipping gets tossed around trying to dazzle them more from that aspect, and that would at least camouflage or take the focus off, you know, might not be your technically sound or you know, as they say, you know, the catches catch chance I think that the technical aspect of work or the psychology of you were flying around and and thinking pretty serious about weapon and taking some decent thumbs that was sort of the high sign for..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

02:22 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"This is the Steve Austin show. Gimme a hell. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Now, here's Steve Austin. All right up with Steve Austin show. I occurred. I don't make Asian recharging batteries. But just because I am recharged batteries. We've still got business take care up. In the meantime, we'll be playing some of the most requested Steve Austin show classics and been locked away in the archives. I got a great one for you this week. And here's my producer shown to tell you all about it. Welcome to another classic episode of the Steve Austin show. It's producer Sean bringing you episode number one ninety five with the heartbreak kid. Shawn Michaels, the w hall of Famer is here on the show today in retro form. This was released originally on February seventeenth two thousand fifteen and this is the third time that Shawn Michaels appeared on the Steve Austin show this time Stephen Shana talk about a Shaun's book at the time wrestling for my life, the legend, the reality and the faith of WWE superstar of which Steve did the foreword for also they talk about. Sean retiring at wrestlemania twenty six if whether or not he might come back eventually did last year at crown jewel, and maybe we'll see him again who knows and they talk about Shawn's Christian faith recovery from drug abuse, the importance of his family also Shawn's hunting show that he did MacMillan river adventures as well as the time that Shawn Michaels almost became a sportscaster and San Antonio interesting stories on this episode so good stuff with the heartbreak kid. Shawn Michaels coming up right now. It's this day in Steve Austin history. We have to events that happened on February fifth in nineteen Ninety-four in live oak, Florida, Dustin Rhodes pinned WWE US champion Steve Austin in a non title match after Colonel Robert Parker accidentally hit Steve Austin with his shoe also in one thousand nine hundred nine at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Steve Austin, defeated big boss man, mankind and the rock in a fatal four way that is your day. Steve awesome. In history for February fifth coming up after the break. We're going to hear from Shawn Michaels on a classic episode of the Steve Austin show. Here's a relationship tip. You all well to the like Valentine's Day unless there's a surprise bouquet of roses involved and this season..

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"shawn michaels" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

03:36 min | 3 years ago

"shawn michaels" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

"Let me ask you is this a triple threat match at wrestlemania with been, woah, Shawn Michaels and hunter because perhaps Vince doesn't think that been was a big enough star for a singles match. I think that that play little bit into it a really do. But I also think that all those guys felt that Ben wa being rubbed up with both hundred Sean was even more for Chris on the backside. Did it did more for Chris to win over both guys? What was that? We alternately set along. Do you think that vents felt like honor verses been woah wouldn't have been enough as a minute of it? I think that he probably felt what the hell do I do, Sean? And that's probably what fed into it more than anything. And then the failing that this will be bigger for Chris to be with both guys. But I bet it started in. I don't know. But I'm I know a lot of the different things we talked about. But I'm pretty sure that Vincent things will then what the hell do you do Sean resume, and we have to have Shawn and Shawn and anything else didn't fit, but this still fit with all the finishes that we had in with Chris entering and here. It was a good way. It served all masters. Would have been interesting to me see, Sean and been wa rather than hunter and been wall by I mean, either way I'm not I'm not upset with what we got. That's for sure. I guess we're ready, man. I is it time for us to talk about the Royal rumble. Holy cow already started. Okay. It'll have to you're on now. I guess we could talk about Eric Bischoff coming out to the ring and saying he's the dominant GM and WWE and a said Paul Heyman. Smackdown may be the favorite here in Philadelphia because he ransom small shows. A bingo hall, but he's a more respected figure for what he's done in. Wrestling Heyman comes out and he's ready to. Far off some words. But instead he fires awesome shots attacks Bischoff, which is kind of fun and that brings out sheriff Austin to the ring on his ATV Heyman. Bischoff stood up and began shouting Austin pointing each other about who started it and eventually Austin gave Bischoff stunner a call. For beers starts. Drinking gives Heyman Steiner hayman's thrilled to get the approval, which of course, means Heyman gets a stunner. What did you think of this segment? It is sort of fun to know what these guys represented for wrestling. And now they're in the ring drinking beers stone, cold and catching stunners. I thought it was great for Philadelphia. And it was nice little let me up people get happy after the after the finish. They just had. So it was it was filler. It was nice little respite. Now, get ready for the Royal rumble it self, and I always would shiver whenever state was on that four Wheeler ride down to ringside because he wet so fast, and he wouldn't hit the brakes and coming around there. And you see the guys scurrying to get steps out of the way. 'cause they knew he wasn't breaking. And he was good on that thing. But it was scary. Every time he did it. Let's talk about the interview that we see backstage snacks. Because there's some really good stuff..

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