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Three thousand arrested at Navalny protests
"Russian. Police arrested more than three thousand people on saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of leader. Alexina valmy the kremlin's most prominent fo- according to a group that counts political detentions the protests in scores of cities in temperatures as low as minus fifty highlighted. How navalny has built influence far beyond the political and cultural centers of moscow and saint petersburg in moscow. An estimated fifteen thousand demonstrators gathered in and around pushkin square in the city centre where clashes with police broke out and demonstrators. Were roughly dragged off by helmeted riot officers to police buses detention trunks later someone to protest near the jail when val is held police made an undetermined number of arrests there. The protests stretched across russia's vast territory navalny and his anti-corruption campaign have built an extensive network of support despite official government repression and being routinely ignored by state media. Navalny was arrested on january seventeen when he returns to moscow from germany where he'd spent five months recovering from a severe nerve agent poisoning. That he blames on the kremlin in which russian authorities deny authorities. Say he stay in. Germany violated terms of a suspended sentence in a two thousand fourteen criminal conviction on the valley says the conviction was from made up charges. The forty four year old activists is well known nationally for his reports on the corruption that has flourished under president vladimir putin's government
President Trump Might Abuse Pardon Powers in Remaining Days in Office
"Trump still controls the pardon power for the next thirteen days or twelve days by the time people listen to this garrett. How likely do you think it is that in trump's final couple weeks the most imaginatively spiteful use of the pardon. He could come up with other than perhaps pardoning south in his children rudy. Giuliani is a kind of blanket. Amnesty to all the people who the justice department would want to prosecute in. Fbi one arrest. I think that that is not necessarily a sure-fire thing. But i would certainly put it into the more likely than not category that we're going to see in the next thirteen days and in fact i think we might even see it much more quickly than that because i think one of the challenges that we are seeing right now is rising calls for the invocation of the twenty fifth amendment by mike pence or the impeachment of the president. Both of which. I think are a highly unlikely scenarios but donald trump might very quickly feel that he has a real ticking clock a against his presidency and might be tempted. Act and remember. We have seen blanket. Amnesties like that before. Jimmy carter granted blanket amnesty to vietnam war draft dodgers as president to try to reset that political debate and allow people who had been caught up in that war for all variety of reasons to be able to re enter society in an open way but not to sort of quibble with at the premise. Of your question ben. But i i guess. I'm not really clear. Trump issuing those kinds of blanket pardons is certainly plausible. It certainly would be a grotesque abuse of power but they almost certainly would be val part. And to the extent that there are certain martin's it seems overwhelmingly unlikely that a new attorney general or deputy attorney general would be inclined to want to prosecute anyway and an attempt to sort of test those legal questions and so you know i don't know that trump issued a blanket. Pardon would would complicate things right. It would be a hideous abuse office. But what choice would the fbi or the justice department have but to say. We can't continue to investigate or prosecute people who who are covered by this pardon. Oh i think that's exactly right. I think they would have no choice but to say exactly that they would say exactly. That and the result would be that you had an attack on the capital for which. Nobody could be prosecuted. And i understand as we've been talking the first Case has now been announced or at least it has shown up on the docket of the court. Here in dc. Is that right Yeah i think that that first set of discrete federal charges have filed Against at least two individuals and in these appear to be pretty traditional sort of a salt charges for trespass and assaulting capitol police officers
Lawmakers vow to investigate police after Capitol breach
"Lawmakers vowed to investigate yesterday security breach of the capital members of Congress want to look into how much a lack of preparedness allowed a mob to occupy and vandalize the capital in an interview with MSNBC representative Val Demings a former Florida police chief said it was quote painfully obvious that the capitol police were not prepared another democratic congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio suggested there could be leadership changes for the capitol police who were in charge of Congress they ended up having to turn to other law enforcement for help with the mob that overwhelmed the complex and sent lawmakers into hiding I'm Shelley Adler
Dallas Cowboys Strength And Conditioning Coordinator Markus Paul Passes Away At 54
"Conditioning coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys passed away on Wednesday. The 54 year old collapsed Tuesday in his office at Team headquarters. He was treated by team medical staff and transported to a hospital in placed on life support. He was surrounded by family as he passed Marcus Paul was in his 21st season, is a strength and conditioning coach before he joined Dallas in 2018. He spent 11 years in the roll with the Giants prior to coaching. He played for Syracuse, where he was team captain and a two time all American defensive back market. Paul's cause of death is still pending from the Texas USA Radio News Bureau. I'm Val d'Or. US radio
Victim Of Hate Crime Receives New Car Thanks To Los Angeles Police Department Officers
"LAPD officers team up to buy the victim of a hate crime. A car applause from onlookers as the disabled 62 year old woman was handed the keys to her shiny, newer model Chrysler. Theo l. A Police Protection League badge of Hearts and East L. A auto sales pooled money together to replace her car. Her old one was destroyed by gang members with history of hate crimes towards people who are black. Captain Rex to Bill tells KNX. They also got one of the suspects were able to obtain a blood sample from the damage to the car. One of the suspects cut himself during while he's damaging the car. So we got a blood, no hit, and we also obtained latent prints from the car. Filed hate crime and gang enhancement. Charges to police also had enough money left over to buy the woman. A new wheelchair. Emily, Val DAYS KNX 10 70 News
Diwali Came Early This Year: Hindus Celebrate Kamala Harris Victory
"A new meaning today with Vice President elect Kamila Harris being of Indian descent. Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. It's a celebration of an ancient victory of Lord Rama. But this year there's another reason for Indian Americans to celebrate. Indian community is obviously very related, as Kamala Harris is achievement. And having been elected to serve as vice president. Jack Farmer is a board member of the Pasadena Hindu temple, he tells can ex he hopes Vice President elect Harris makes it easier for highly skilled people like scientists and engineers. Money. You are Indian to get work immigration visas. She can be a good ambassador to make international relations between India and China and India and Pakistan. Better right now, they're not on very good terms. Hopefully, that will be improved because of covered the majority of Los Angeles Diwali celebrations will be online, Emily Val DAYS Kay Next 10 70 news radio Covert 19 has
Election 2020: Cities And Businesses Prepare For Post-Election Unrest, Violence
"Bracing for protests and potential civil unrest following results. With a beefed up police and secret service presence outside the White House. Many D C businesses are already boarded up with plywood to protect from potential looting and violence from the Texas use a radio news bureau I'm Val d'Or. Former White House
Lori Loughlin Starts Prison Sentence In Northern California For Role In College Admissions Scandal
"Well off elites were using their money and fame to get their Children into prominent colleges are now paying the price Use. Radio News, Val d'Or, explains. Actress Lori Laughlin reported a federal prison in Northern California Friday. Two started two months sentence for her role in the cheating scandal. It's the same federal lockup where Felicity husband served her 11 days October a year ago. Husband quickly pled guilty to paying Rick Singer to inflator daughters s A T score to get into college in addition to a $30,000 fine. Ready performed 250 hours of community service and one year of supervised release. Laughlin and her husband, Massimo, generally just admitted in May to paying $500,000 to scam their daughters onto the USC crew team generally will serve five months in prison 250 hours of community service with a fine of $250,000 from the Texas USA Radio
Apple posts best September sales in history despite late iPhone debut, but stock dips
"Shares dropping back after the company reported iPhone sales that missed Wall Street estimates. Sales of the iPhone falling 21% on anticipation of it's me. Val's still fiscal fourth quarter sales coming in a $64.7 billion, and that record for the period on beat the Bloomberg and this estimates of 63 a half billion
Yup.io: Build Influence and Earn Money for Rating Content
"So tell us near what is Yup? Yup A is a second layer social capital. That reward users based on the engagement in opinions that they give on. Jane and through this actually reflects and represents influence and social capital offer all participants for all data points all you are else across the web. So it's really a I. think a lot of people will understand what social capital is currently. I happy to jump into that. So essentially, the way it works is that Yup is tracking your activity across the web. You rate things when you like them when you follow certain users is tracking those actions in actually do them directly from our products for from the sites, the platforms that you love at every post, all that kind of stuff you're tracking in your scoring. Exactly and what other influential users engage in a similar way they like the same piece of content they support the same user they You know they think or rate a certain pieces of content or our are Asian in a certain way that you actually get rewarded in tokens and you actually build influence for yourself in a particular category, and so you know just to just to take out back a bit really Yup, is predicated on one important site, and it's that influence will be one of the fastest growing asset classes of the twenty s that market is highly inefficient so that you are influence. Online has become this ridiculously valuable thing from economic stamp in a social standpoint, but the actual market itself and and the way that functions is highly inefficient still, and we see this inefficiency in sort of two main ways that I think people understand. One is influence largely illiquid. So if you're a small time influence and let's say you have eight thousand followers, even you care about your and you wanna be able to monetize that but it's very easy for you to do show do. So that is even more the case for curator's rather than breeders, and this is an important aspect of what we do which. If. You're liking things. If you re tweeting things if you're the one who's rating things, there is close to knowing for you'd actually be able to monetize not. And we think that that's really corden problem here on the second that is largely missed priced. So you know from a market standpoint, the metrics step determine the value of influence on mine are enormously inaccurate. So actually looking trying to measure social value based on the amount of likes that something has received their followers or stream counts or views is proven to be incredibly inaccurate and. Misleading that most of US treat those as being much more true when valuable than they actually are, and that that is sort of leading to a lot of the problems that we see around insolence online. So. Fake News Mission Yeah E. IT almost makes me think of like the black box or the kind of the shrouded val behind like advertising analytics right? So if I'm an advertiser. I just have to trust essentially what the platform that I'm advertising on tells me what they, how many views I got how long the average view wasn't all that kind of stuff but it's like behind a walled garden of data and so is Yup, kind of coming at it saying like, Hey, we're going bring down the whole vale in everybody's GonNa see everything. Regarding the engagement of a certain piece of content or something like that might on the right track nothin'
Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays
"Clayton Kershaw, Cody Ballenger, Mookie Betts and Los Angeles Dodgers left. Tampa Bay Rays stuck in neutral to start a most strange World Series played amid the pandemic. Kershaw dominated for six innings. Val Injured Vets Homer and the Dodgers chase a wild Tyler Glass snow in the fifth inning for 8 to 3 win Tuesday night. First Siri's held at a neutral site in Texas. Game two is tonight. Seattle's Blake Snell will get the start for Tampa Bay. This is the first World Series entirely at one ball park since 1944 between the Cardinals and Browns at Sportsman's Park in ST Louis. Sanders come Oh news.
New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern wins second term in election landslide
"In New Zealand resounded Lee handed Prime Minister Jacinda ARD earn a second term in today's national election. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports are Dern's handling of the Corona virus pandemic helped to secure a rare landslide victory for her center left party. With most votes tallied. Prime minister are Dern's Labour Party is projected to win an outright majority of parliamentary seats, making it the first party to govern alone in 24 years are Dern's go hard and go early approach to the pandemic helped crush the virus in New Zealand and propelled her party to victory are Dern's trademark empathy and compassion were the accelerants. In a powerful speech that emphasized the need to see each other's perspectives and an increasingly polarized world are durn reached out with an inclusive Val. We will not take your support for granted. And I can promise you we will be a party that governs for every New Zealand A Julie McCarthy, NPR news
China to test entire city of 9 million amid new cases
"The Chinese city of Qing DAO says its entire population of nine million people will be tested for covert 19 after a handful of new infections were discovered. Health officials say the testing program will be completed within five days. China correspondent Stephen McDonald reports from Beijing. The Chinese authorities now have a strategy of mass testing. Even when a new Corona virus cluster appears to be relatively minor this week in the coastal city of Qingdao, more than nine million residents will be checked after a dozen locally transmitted infections were found to have links to hospital treating covered patients who've arrived from overseas. Amongst those who've tested positive taxi driver and staff working of the Ching Doubt Chest hospital, which is now being locked down the apartment blocks of those who've been infected. Val's had been placed under restrictive
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Released From Hospital After COVID-19 Diagnosis
"And former New Jersey governor Chris Christie says he's beaten covert and he's on the mend. Use a radio networks. Val d'Or has the story. Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie has been released from a New Jersey hospital after testing positive for covert last week. Christy was admitted to the hospital last week, just hours after releasing the news of his diagnosis, the ones to Republican presidential candidate who is 58 years old. Is overweight and has asthma, putting him in a more serious risk than those without contributing factors who end up infected with the virus
Being a carer with Penny Wincer
"Penny tell us about your family my family here in London me on my two kids are my son opposite ten and Mrs Eight and offer is autistic and has learning difficulties and the rest of my family. All right. So. You had your children over here in England and went from your family. Let me and you become a single mom early on about five years ago said, the kids were three and five, and that is still around and he's he's with them every other weekend main Keira but that's not really only experience as a Keira So part of the reason I wrote the book about caring in general rather than just being a parent to a disabled child. was because it's not the first time I've been Akara I was a carrot to my mom when I was a teenager and I think it's when I started putting all of those pieces together when I had my son. It was funny. A few people have said Oh when he was diagnosed, you must be my aunt kind of Thomas Thomas can handle this. I was actually at first. It was kind of the opposite because I had looked someone else before and I knew how hard it was, and so I think at first I was a bit overwhelmed because this was like this was my child now. So this is forever I'm going to be. Supporting him in some way or another forever. I think in some ways, it was more overwhelming in the beginning but then quite quickly I realized I meant so much from my experience my mom and they were even though the two things are really different my mom. Had Depression and she died by suicide when I was twenty two and obviously they're really different situations but at the same time. There was a lot there had in common, and in fact, actually was when I went back to Australia a couple of years ago and I was catching up with A. Friend and she's one of my oldest friends in the world and we grew up in same street together apparent each other really well, and her mom has Alzheimer's and it's early onset. So it was probably about twelve thirteen years ago. So she's coming to the end stage is now and we would just having a catch up. and talking about days and. I couldn't stop off at how much there is in common between looking after a parent or child if you're looking for someone that has a cognitive impairment and so. Actually when I I'm just really interested in caring in general because we talk about parents over here looking after autistic child or or toppled down senior Muslim you know that and then there's people looking elderly. Parent or this to on we all have stuff in common. We all need a huge amount of support that we're getting from the government and from society, and there's often this common problem of not really up to speak about what's happening inside your house for lots of different reasons and I just thought that's that's my talk about I want to talk about caring. Both on a personal level, but also on a political level as val. So how old were you when you started looking off your mom? Then she was eleven when she started getting panic attacks and things like that. So it happened a bit gradually she was really well when I was young before then and then so between eleven and thirteen gradually got west, and by the time I was about thirteen she was. In and out of hospital and in bed for weeks at a time and just from then on, I just gradually took on more responsibility. But that's what's kind of interesting about it. Because people I didn't know what word I didn't know the word care when I, when I was teenager I didn't know that's what I was doing, and in fact, I think I was probably like fifty even heard the word young. And I think and it's interesting 'cause I. Didn't I didn't really talk about my experiences at the time with anyone outside of the house. Particularly if people knew what was going on, we had we did have a bit of support as a family, but I didn't really talk about with friends that didn't talk about it with openly with anyone I. Don't think my teachers school particularly new but I didn't I didn't have language talk about it and I think that's still a massive problem even much better at talking about depression and different mental illnesses now I think particularly. For the kids of people who have mental illnesses, it's really difficult for them to talk about I. think part of that's because it's not happening to you directly. It's somebody else but you massively affected by what's what's happening. So like for me, I think like a lot of people. Being, careless. Cap Someone WHO's dying o? Washing them fading them. Physical Health and of course, lots of people do that kind of caring. But carrying his sorry much broader than that and it can be providing emotion really huge amount of emotional sport somebody could be running much more financial support. It could be taking on extra responsibilities for them. So they can consider the energy something else or it can be lots of different things as a parent. Now, lot of my caring responsibilities. Having arguments with Farsi and going through. Extensive. Legal wrangles to get education and things like that. That says much of my experiences Akara as actually looking to my son is and so it's kind of carrying very broad and I think we sometimes talk about it in very narrow terms and so. I think why that's problematic is that it can take a really long time for Congress to identify to self identifies A. and. So they can be taking on more and more responsibility over years and years and years, and actually a guard. Or guards anyone else help until they are falling apart and having our own Ben out and having their own mental health problems because they can't cope with the responsibilities anymore.
‘The Simpsons’ Season Premiere: Here’s Who Took Over Carl’s Voice From Hank Azaria (EXCLUSIVE)
"If you're a fan of the Simpsons, you'll probably notice your he might notice. One character will be sounding a bit different in the season 32 premiere on Sunday. Kelly collision. Homer Simpson's nuclear plant co worker and Lenny Leonard's best friend. Why didn't realize it was Carl Carlson and Lenny Leonard? Yeah, there are a couple. Yeah, they they will not be voiced by Carl will not be voiced by hankers area. At least in the season premiere episode, Karl will be a voiced by actor. Alex Desert or deserved award. According to Variety, although it's unclear whether it's a permanent replacement, Mr Desert or Desert also voices Swarm on Disney Ecstasy, Spiderman maximum venom. Mr Bo Jenkins on adult Swim's Mr Pickles. You can also be seen in the flash Becker better close also around for why that one character because Carl is African American. Carl's blacks. Oh, that's something hankers area, said that he's not going to do any more is not going to do a poo. He's not going to do car always not going to do. This actor. Also, by the way, is in a school band called Hep Cat. Have You ever Heard of them? I have heard of hepcat. Yes, well, he's in that band. The switch comes as the producers for the Simpson said earlier this summer. That it will no longer have white actors. Voices on white characters makes this area has been the voice of Carl, who's black since the beginning of the show, except Carl's first appearance, where he was voiced by Harry Shearer. Sharer previously said in an interview. I don't care, Val voice
Pence vows to fill bench seat this year
"From Vice President Mike Parents and Trump is going to do his duty and we're gonna have one more strong conservative on the highest court in the land. Hence vowing during a Val a rally in New Hampshire that the vacancy on the Supreme Court from Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be filled this year.
US stocks fall as market decline extends for third week
"Headquarters. I'm Charlie turned out to be a losing day, losing week three in a row for the U. S stock market. The doll the mean as back all declining on this Friday, September 18th sound of the closing Val and the New York Stock Exchange. It's onto the weekend technology shares push stocks to a six week low. As investors search for new catalyst to give direction to global markets. The dollar strengthened Treasuries little changed as some P 500 index down for a third day after fluctuating between gains and losses. Here are the closing numbers We have the S and P 500 index falling 37 points today lower by 1.1%. Now Industrials Down 244 points. That was a drop of 9/10 of 1%. NASDAQ was down 116 a drop there of 1.1%. So it was
"val" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
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"val" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Man. That's fascinating when you really think about it Ken Wants to know if you have any out of that old little two year round. That's fascinating just you know how things could have been different than what if what if what if surpassing talked to me about Vowel ribs. Lots of questions about that. Any ribs unveil no but An unintentional rib was val and I were in Mexico and the headhunters took me vows like hey man we'll go down to the market. Got All these great deals and all this stuff and vow got the head hunters the Dominican tag team Take me into the market in Mexico City so we go down there and I got a pair of alligator boots and custom made everything so they were GonNa make them vows like a man. Don't worry about a thing. Although when they're ready I'll go pick them up and bring them to you. So we were in San Antonio Texas and bowel had can issue due dates in in Mexico and he goes he picks up my boots and he comes back across the board and they stop in in the. What's this boots for my boss. This is val telling me that. Story suggest says yeah. They confiscated should boots. 'cause they were fucking alligator crocodile. Whatever they were I said well I hope you fucking didn't let them take them. Hayes is now man he goes a fucking legalzoom. Got Up to like two hundred bucks and the guy finally gave me the boots back us. We'll hate that song you you know you but I gave him two hundred bucks. He did but he did. He did get stopped. He didn't pay the got two hundred bucks but he did get stopped with my boots and he was like I. You gotta give them too many signals. I begged and pleaded and finally the guy gave me the boots back interesting question from just John. He writes any adult film companies. Trying to get Valvano us to appear in one of their films. No brand obviously I had some connections. Obviously it's engineered. Jim Coronado said one of the early this when the new midnight express pitched was Adam Copeland. Sean Morley Bruce Recall who would have picked them as a team and does he think they would have worked better than using park gun and Bob. Holly who are already established as other characters remember. I don't remember the Valby bitch that I would. Pj says what if it was sweet? Sean and adorable Adam. I I definitely remember because Bob. Holly was always Because Bob Holly was one of the guys cornet he had one bring in as like a part of the midnight express or one of those teams down there for smoky mountain wrestling. So Bob Bob being a part of it at all was for the new Midnight Express. That was always a consideration. Now picking some other ones. I those names might have been mentioned but I. I don't remember bow embargoed. Lots of questions like this. And you may remember Val had Well one of the worst pieces of Merch ever. It's a shirt that on the front said I'm cocked and on the back said locked and ready to unload and the font was A dripping white liquid and Charlie nickel wants to know who came up with the idea to Valvano shirt with a same in font is that is it a seaman fault. Could not have been just gooey cinnamon roll icing. Why would it be cinnamon realizing he's not a why not because he slings yogurt for living? Do you been that DP Yoga. I don't even know what you're saying. Lots of people wanted since you saw. Both up-close Jenner Jameson Pam Anderson both beautiful. I mean In bow to the to the nicest celebrities never met. That's why we're both grade dismal abysmal rights who had to explain the big. Bow Boesky nicknamed events. And did he give a shit? Of course. He's referencing the movie at the had really taken on cult status a couple years prior the big Lebowski. So the big vow. Boesky SORT OF PIVOT TO I. Just don't imagine. Vince McMahon ever sat and watched the big Lebowski. I was actually Vinci's idea really. Yeah Paulie that O'Brien words Paul Rosenberg writes in. It's just finished listening to Glenn Jacobs Audio Book and Val helped him find his party and how he was being a libertarian view. A lot was beating the locker room. Do you think his political view cost him any trouble with management sponsors the boys etc. Lots of people convinced that Vowel had a glass ceiling based on political views. You said no a few more times. You'll say it one more time it's fucking stupid. Lots of people complementing vow on his sailing. Do you think he was one of the more underrated sellers of this era Lots of people in our in our Twitter questions think he did a phenomenal job with that was one of the best of their and saying he was a great worker. That was raided. You think realistically I mean I know we've talked about this a few different ways. This'll be my last week. That sort of slice it up. You think he could have been a main of inner without this. Gimmick yes all the intangibles feel like. They're they're like he has a cool presence about him his delivery was there he? Handsome sort of natural charisma is entering. Work was good. He had to get off. Anthony sold good if lucky checked all the boxes. But then just was a victim of agreeing to a short sighted gimmick again. The short sighted gimmick did well for him so absolutely. It did and we're hoping that we're doing well for you. We got lots of fun. Stuff coming your way on the docket We're GONNA be revisiting one of your favorites hacksaw. Jim Duggan off air. You were telling me that you think that'll be one of our longer shows. Because you've got so much history with him as far as Hacksaw Doug Man. I go back to the days when he first broke in on a big big stage but probably brought him into San Antonio Though some crazy shit and then from there his time in mid south when he really broke out as a star was with Doug and throughout all of that and is wwe. Ron and I love Jim. Duggan to death loves wife Deborah Great people and that one's going to be sure Salvi be one of our longer ones. We may go like an hour and five minutes on that one. I can't wait next week. May young raw is hand. Baby is going to be hard to beat that. Ask a question right now. Following us amp Richard show the following. Week HASHTAG ASK BRUCE. Anything then. Wrestlemainia Eleven wrestlemainia twenty. One course. We'll talk about Paul Bear Hacksaw. Jim duggan backlash. Oh five and more lots of fun stuff coming up but maybe nothing more fun than tomorrow. Tomorrow it's your birthday and it says my birthday out a happy birthday to me. That says that are not happy birthday to you. Happy for the rest of the words at birth to thank you. Happy Birthday to thank you. Happy Birthday Bruce. Too much discretion fever to Dhaka and many more. Your mother's appreciate you being with us so close to your birthday now. You had a lot of personal stuff going on this week. Appreciate all the prayers that we've got on social media as well Your family had a bit of a medical emergency. They kicked out onto..
"val" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Had the look The for whatever reason while no I am not for whatever reason Lanced just he was playing wrestler and wasn't full of a lot of personality so you had to inject it. You had to give him a character yet to give him something in a believe that let Lance Kinda over thought everything The good Godley had the tools. Look like a million bucks but just that it factor that personality in connection to the audience was just never there and I guess the same thing about about trevor. You look at driver. And he had a unique look he could go in the ring however they're just will something that he was. He was pretending he was playing a character. Instead of being the character so again the audience never really connected with him and they were two guys that on the surface that everyone looked at said. Wow there's huge upside. Unfortunately we tried a lot with them and it just never really came out. Let's Let's talk a little bit about March. Two thousand six. Venus is GONNA suffer a K. fehb injury at the hands of Spirit squad what's allows him to take time off illegitimate elbow surgery where he has like a dozen or more bone spurs removed. Bunch of Bone Spurs. That are going to be shaved down a nerve. That's going to be transplanted major issue here with the elbow. Okay tell us about this now. It was just. It was one of those freak deals in his vows. Elba can't swelling up. And like what the Hell is this? We thought that you know Maybe ruptured a Bursa sac and just went in and it was. It was one of those old accumulated injuries that he just had to get fixed up but it finally had reached the point. Where with all maybe is getting infected. Maybe he's going to get staff and he just get fixed so luckily you know he had this time. We got her. When he returns valve against a feud with Eugene on heat when you gene interrupts and attacks during Kiss Cam segment on December fourth That leads to a match on the following episode of Heat. Where Val and Eugene Go at it. Of course Eugene pick up the win on the December eighteenth raw vows. A number one contender's battle royal which edge wins in February of Seven. He's given a video program entitled Sex University on. Wwe DOT COM. Which lasts until April? I think the archives have even been removed from the website. Whose idea was the sex university. Jesus Christ I don't Conrad I'm one hundred percent blank on that. I don't even know I don't remember any of that at all thank you. That's something that I'd probably would. Jesus Christ sex you you love it given to Brian. Yes that was onto your right in my notes here. I love it and Lehto seven. He begins a feud with santino. Morella during the feud Morella would give. Al Sneak attack causing him an injury and they have a match on October. Fifteenth on Rob. Morella wins here and then on the February eighteenth ate raw. He would lose to Mr Kennedy and money in the Bank qualifying match fast forward to April fourteenth. Heat he's GonNa Face Nikki. He loses in that actually becomes his last. Wwe match he would spend the rest of two thousand eight out of action due to an injury We know that you leave at survivor. Series two thousand and eight. He's right behind you. He's released on January ninth two thousand nine. I'll be honest given that creative really have had anything for them consistently in a long time anyhow His Fair share of injuries. That kept him sidelined. I'm surprised you lasted as long as he did January ninth two thousand nine or you surprised. He was released ended. You keep in contact with him after you were gone. I didn't keep in contact with mother than seeing him at conventions and signings and things of that nature however I was not surprised he was gone. I think it was time had a hell of Iran and had been there for quite a while. So it's time people must move on so it was vows time and any did just that but every time I'd seems like Holy Shit Some bitches always kept himself in great shape how I did see a picture of him last year where he had a little bit of a of a belly on him very shocked and surprised to see that because he just was a workout fanatic But he's a great guy and life goes on from their vowel go to work for a Japan for a while and work a lot of independent shows and humidity finds his way to TNA makes his debut their January fourth two thousand ten which was the first WWe TNA head to head. Monday night war or I failed attempt to restart the Monday night war by TNA INVESTED. When he got there he sees a lot of different people with very different visions for the company shift. You'RE AHEAD ONE. Hulk had a different one etc and val fills when the rest of the company has that problem. It's going to cost the company a lot of issues and eventually he's only there for a few months and I think these days. He works as a bud tender at health for life for marijuana dispensary in Mesa Arizona. And that's obviously something. He's been an advocate for for a long time. What do you think Vows legacy will be and in wrestling. Wb I think is the biggest porn star ever to be pro in. That's how people are going to view. Him Sean. Morley will will always be val Venus. So that's how people remember him. I think for the most part people remember that character fondly because it was a fun character and it was Sun Hill Ladies and it was always something. So Tha that you know Kudos to him because he will always be recognized and he always will be a megastar in that vein and that's his legacy but as far as a human being Sean Morley is one of the most upbeat always has a smile on. His face was always very unselfish and realistic. In the way that he looked at the business and the way that he looked at his career in from my vantage point working with Valle over the years it was always a pleasure. And you like someone who who comes with a great attitude and someone who is always willing to try and make it better. And that's what vow did wind up in the WWE Hall of fame. I mean the character was such a big part and and really the PICO. Wbz Do you think you'll wind up getting spot there? I do think that the vow would be deserving of it for everything that he's done in the business for as long as he's done it and again he had a he had career prior to the wwe and he really made his name and wwe. But it's yes I think. His contributions are warranted. While we took twitter said Hello Ladies and Gentlemen Bruce and Conrad are taking a look back at val Venus historic career. Wbz GOTTA question. Leave him here Hashtag. Ask Bruce if he'd like to ask a question for our show. You've gotta follow us on twitter. It's aperture show next week. We've got may young and Ralph is hand baby coming your way. If you've got a question about one of those you definitely WanNa follow us on twitter at Richard. Show I. We got a ton of questions. We're going to get through a handful here rapid fire. Are you ready? How Fun to have a handful of questions? We have already answered. Got Three hundred eight so like over hundreds and hundreds of their so many hundreds and hundreds. Yeah it's a lot by the way I feel like we've buried the lead here. One of your very good friends. It was announced earlier. This week is going to be joining the wwe hall of fame. John Bradshaw Learfield Of course he doesn't listen to the PODCAST. I don't think he knows how. But I'm sure he'll get lots of tweets about whatever you're about to say congratulating him or shitting on him whichever you choose no shit on. I'm so happy that he's going into the hall of fame and it's about damn time Let's talk about Adam. Adam wants to know Bruce. What was your all time favorite Valvoline US adult film? Oh the The coming on America. I don't fucking know that's actually that's actually real real. I'm trying to think of it like David anyways. Wait let's back that hey kids. That's back before porn when you had to actually watch the movie coming on. America was actually real porn. It was like a story. You know my goodness. I don't have the following question. Who had the best towel entrance? Gimmick Mr Perfect Taza or Valvano. Oh God I think. Bow By. Far the specially the first one. But I would task a towel gimmick towel over his head like Mike Tyson. The Ebola wrestling has too interesting questions. Sean I always seem to be an outspoken character. At least on social media was his outspoken. Nature a factor in falling out of favor and politics and never getting the pushy deserved so lots of rumor. Innuendo there but was vow. Outspoken in polarizing backstage is a fair question about the business. No was he outspoken about his politics. Yes definitely and I think that if anything that helped his career more than benching question now it didn't hurt him at all on paper. Do you think they'll handy weaknesses? Being a former porn star Gimmick wise. That's it I mean realistically. We didn't really talk about this. But if you had to fantasy book what other sort of Gimmick could you put him with? I mean we've talked about this had ceiling and ultimately that's the story of Alvin s if he wasn't the the the the porn star. Gimmick Sean Morley could have had a different ruin. Here do you. Could you imagine him? In any other incarnation. I mean. Clearly he's not going to be Kane right so no but but I could have seen him as wrestling version of the big The Big Boesky. Yes based off the big Lebowski and because he looked Kinda like Jeff Bridges and and he had that same kind of laid back Hilo. Let's go back to the poor thing but yes I. I do think that he could have done something else. Ken Wants to know. Deval ever get a bunch of female attention at bars and things like that. My knowledge yes Lots and lots of questions like this CD rights. Where did val get his towels from porn-star towels are US man? We we got so many gimmicks on this show at this point. It's just it's ridiculous canwest West that I was always polite. Yeah you you're the gimmick. I'm not a gimmick how. How M- argument? Ira Gimmick Pal kin west to know if Ansari so never got his spot in creative with the vowel Venus character have.
"val" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"This is something that you guys are doing. Essentially to To parody or or or make fun or create a character for the Call the parent Teacher Council. Something like that. I think so they were. They were in the paper pretty rare taking you gossip task for the content of the show. So I guess it's kind of smart. Let's take our pimp character the godfather and make him the good father unless take our porn star character unless my him one of them to Vast heated enjoy doing right to censor. Everybody understood by. The group was created to take shots at the P. T. C. with the WWE'S RTC so politically. He understands it but he didn't enjoy doing it. And I guess there's really no comparison when you're coming out and wrestling and Address shirt and a tie versus doing porn star. Gimmick the porn star Gimmick has to be more fun. I would think so but at the same time. I think this was one of those situations where you took the characters that were probably the lightning rods of those that wanted to attack us. You change it up in. Let them become the people that are attacking us. I thought it worked. I I hated it. I I hated it I however it worked. It was one of those situations where you take guys that you really weren't going to be doing a whole lot with you. Chain completely. Overhaul their gimmick and make them the antagonists in the situation Stevie and ivory. We weren't doing really anything with but it actually made them mean something. It gave them a gave them something to talk about. And I think that it did more for their careers than anyone but it also kind of took you out of the valve. Venus FOUR-STAR CHANGES. Look cut his hair the whole nine yards. It was it was different so that was one way to kind of transition and move forward without. Let's let's also remember that. The VALVANO GIMMICK had essentially ran. Its course creatives out of ideas. So this is the next best thing The rest of this group Steven Richards. He's pretty much the leader. Ivories also here Bull Buchanan. We can sort of figure out why Godfather and And Valor there. Why why we need Stevie Richards? Aubrey and Bull Buchanan. Why were they the right players for this group? Well then wasn't there really wasn't anything for Stevie at the time and it was an opportunity to see if stevie can hang in this role and I think that it was something that was closer to who he is and was able gave him a chance to to Kinda shine he also had the big guns all around him so that Steven didn't have to do a lot of work in the ring. And you believe that you believe with Allen Godfather Ball. It was just put in okay. We're big very began in there. Needed needed something for him. So is another big big muscle guy for CV to have the CAN TAKE. Bob's we should. We should mention that. Val is in hot group here tons of heat on this. He'll group. I don't think he's in any particular feuds himself just bouncing around and sort of random matches but he does get a big match For the world title against the Rock on the October Twelfth smackdown. Of course the rock winds at no mercy valid team up with Steven Richards to face China and MR s after interference from Eddie. Rtc would pick up the win and then on the November sixth episode of Raw has another big opponent. The undertaker course. The undertaker wins and then starts a feud with China culminating in a mass at the Armageddon. Pay Per view. Which vow would win man? It's fascinating how often balance Chana work together Did they just have good chemistry to? She enjoyed working with him. What was it about these two that the costly brought them back together. Both of those because val look bad. No Ego vow was just such a true professional every every definition of the words thousand like. Hey what's my job. What do you need me to do? And that went out and did it val enjoyed working with China China enjoyed working with al. And because because there was no ego there they got each other over in the process so it was good chemistry and it worked at the two thousand and one royal rumble. Wow what competing. The match he comes in at number twenty doesn't limit. Anyone is eliminated himself by the undertaker fast forward to Wrestlemainia sixteen and the right to censor is going to wrestle TASR and the APA RTC loses and then the next night vow would wrestle Kane for the hardcore title but even have a losing effort there as well and not too terribly long after this We would see. Rtc disbanding before the infamous invasion storyline. I guess the RTC thing just sorta ran its course as well. Yeah I think so and also once the I guess allow mouse had kind of gone away and you didn't WanNa bring any more attention to divide it so now it's time to go back and look at changing upper. We've got as well so kind of like the P. T. C. Course the RTC ran his courses. Well let's keep it moving here Balhass undergo surgery for hip problems. He's out for quite a while and even once. He's rehabilitated and ready to go. He's told us not really anything for him really. So He's on the shelf for an extended period of time. Is He like wearing you? Guys out frustrated ready to get back on the road or is there just nothing for him to do and it's better to just sit tight until we have something instead of just throwing it back out there cold. Well he was frustrated and I think there was a feeling of you know outside. Outta mind right in. It wasn't like hey what if we do this. What if we do that? So where? There's not a lot of stimulation for those ideas it you you do get put on the backburner so the first thing that we needed to have happened was for thou get healthy and be ready to go and that's where our head was at but it was. There wasn't a whole lot as far as when you think of Al Venus Then we we've been down that road we didn't WANNA get into the same situation. We found ourselves before where we did everything we could do with the park's star character. Now what so? The thinking was actually on the other way. How do we bring him in his someone else and move forward with? So that's that's Kinda came up with the the Sean Morley do we bring him in a Sean Morley? We bring minutes who he is and try to do something with him from there. After a long absence he returns at the Royal Rumble to pay per view is a part of the rumble match. Of course he comes back with the porn star. Gimmick comes in at number twenty. He's eliminated by Steve Austin I guess eventually you guys just even though you wanted to. Maybe try something else. Let's just go with what the audience knows and the Royal Rumbles? Probably the right place to do it. You know over the years we've seen GOLD COME BACK THERE MR perfect comeback. They're diesel comeback. They're anytime you sort of bring back A character the fans seen in a long time. They're going to get a big reaction here. They're not sure because it's a surprise and they're happy to see him Beyond that it was. Okay what do you do now? Let's keep it moving after the The return here. He's going to get drafted by smackdown. And this is where he'll start to be known as the big Bow Boesky. He's involved in King of the Ring Tournament. He Beats Christian but loses to Chris. Jericho speaking of Jericho. Valla said that before he signed with the WWF he had a match with WCW. Try Out match and after the match. Jericho came up to him and said whatever you do. Don't come here if you have an offer to go to the WEF. You should go there. And of course it was offered to him and he winds up taking a GIG. She Renault about that chance meeting Jericho and WCW. In the advice game. He never heard of it around the same time once. He's been drafted and he's now the big Bow Boesky and we're doing the king of the ring thing somewhere in here is where he gets hard at the gym and machine literally falls on him and hearts his neck This is not something you ever want to hear for your the office. That talent has gotten themselves injured. Like this He returns to smack down in September and he makes his last televised appearances. Valvoline US on October. Twenty six billion pay per view or he would team with Chuck Palumbo in a loss to Reverend Yvonne. And Ron Simmons. We're trying some things here. He returns to TV on November eighteenth on raw using his real name. Here's you mentioned Sean. Morley and he's going to be appointed raw chief of staff by Raw Eric Bischoff. And he's going to act as bischoff assistant going by the name. Chief Morley this This is a good spot on though some of our listeners. My son I don't know about that but a guarantees you're going to be on TV and you're going to have a lot of TV time right. Yeah we thought that was his verbal skills that he would be able to to do when you you know if you know Sean. Morley he's very political and he's very educated and he knows what he's talking about so It was during the time of the Libertarian Party really making an emergence and values to extol virtues of Libertarian Party and and was one of their biggest advocates so it was like Goddamn and sky. Just take that same passion and be Sean so we put them in this role and I think that hey did a great job as chief of staff with Bischoff and it was a move that right direction changes look up a little bit. -An the guy when it was time could also go in the ring so to me. I thought it worked. I thought it was good stuff for him. Let's talk about the March. Twenty fourth two thousand three raw he and Lance Storm. We're going to win the TAG titles after storms partner William Regal is sidelined with an illness. was we talked about in our William Regal show also available in the archives storm and Morley would successfully defend these world tag team titles on an episode of Heat Prior Wrestlemainia Nineteen Against Rob Van dam and Kane with a little help from the Dudley Boyz but then they would lose on the next night to Kane and Rv de raw and later on Morley would be fired from his job. Eric Bischoff after he lost a match to Jerry lawler where? Jr's job on the line. It's quickly rehired though by the coach. Steve Austin and then he would return to the original Valvoline ISCHEMIC and participate in a battle royal at the Judgment Day pay per view for the newly reinstated intercontinental title which was won by Christian. So there I guess we should remind everybody very briefly you guys got rid of the intercontinental title. Probably not the best idea. Bring it back here though and This is a good time. I guess is good. As any since foul Venus that character won the intercontinental title? Let's have him come in this battle royal as well. Yeah I guess so. It just was searching brawley vessel It was it was searching trying to figure out. Okay what are we gonNA do next for the next year so we don't really see val involved in much in fact? He seems to have essentially demoted to heat. He's wrestling grand matches their no real storyline to any of them. And then eventually reforms attack team with Lance storm this time they're baby faces but it doesn't last very long But they will compete at the Armageddon pay per view in a tag team. Turmoil mass for the world titles which ultimately has one Bob Tista and ric flair It is notable that vow would be the person to defeat seeing Ponkin his very first trial match on. May Ninth Two thousand five which ultimately led to punt getting a contract and being sent to developmental invalid said that he told Park. He wanted to turn heel during the match because no one their new park. The wrestled mostly a baby face match and Eventually Val turned his back and punk shot blocked the knee and immediately became a heel and the crowds is. They booed him the rest of the mind. So Nice to know that our pal vowels was helping a young punk here in oh five. He formed a team with Viscera called V. Squared. And they get a push winning several matches including over then tag team champions. Lance cade and Trevor Murdoch. Lot of names here. We haven't spent a lot of time talking about first. Let's talk about how in the world is val Venus teaming with Viscera is this just. Hey we don't have anything for either one of these guys. Let's just throw it against the wall and see what sticks Viscera vow route listening to you while Davey said earlier. Shit that people like the double vis vis squared a Villanova. Would they were going to be managed by Vivian? But she just wouldn't wouldn't sign them contract Children for betrayed but To talk about a lot Lance cade Trevor Murdoch Trevor Murdoch's pop back up on the scene recently working for the end of UA. On Youtube on power and Lance cade no longer with us but man in this era and felt like these guys had a ton of potential and then for whatever reason you know it didn't wind up being a long term thing. What can you tell us about Lance cade and Trevor Murdoch? Will God man? You know you could landscape and I thought that Lance would be huge huge star with CNN size. He had the look The for whatever reason while no I am not for whatever reason.
"val" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"And let him say hello to the people. It's been a while he's cold. Yeah I get it. It's what saved by Venus's Life Shrink. Yes saved his life At the Armageddon pay per view val is going to pin the British bulldog triple threat match also including dealer. Brown and he wins the European title after this. He's in the royal rumble. It comes in at that royal rumble. Two thousand pay per view number twenty one with the help of our snow. He eliminates his brother-in-law edge before eliminating Kane and he winds up losing the European titled Occurred Angle on February Tenth. Two thousand on smackdown as fast forward King of the ring in June at the event. He's in the tournament here he's GonNa Defeat Eddie. Guerrero in the quarterfinals. That's a real thing. And then he was defeated by Ricky. She in the semis and around this time. We saw valve officially turned heel and start to be managed by newcomer named Trish stratus and test and our were also part of the group. Is The decision made here? Let's just give a straw something new? Let's give Ou- something new to try on Canadian contingent with the Hot Chick. Alba wasn't Canadian but yes it was. It was it was. Let's try something different with them. And we felt that as far as all those guys in that group they all kinda needed something needs something a little bit different and Trish was new on the scene and felt that she could inject low more charisma to that group. I don't know that Albert and tests had all had all the total package. I do think that vow could have stood on his own and continued on his own just with a fresh coat of paint but it was. It was decided there and if anything I think the vowel helped Trish elevate trish as well from their vow would be to win his second. Intercontinental title starts a brief feud with him they even Russell in a cage match at fully loaded. Pay Per view or key. She goes to the top and heads. Vowel the splash but TASR interferes history. She with a camera and vow pin Zim Man. Pretty big deal. Here for Ricky Splash off the top of the cage. Let's see nervous about that. And more importantly westbound nervous to take all the above. Yes I think that Especially size. We were worried about him and his knees but he felt very confident doing it and vowel being the trooper. That he is I. Don't worry I'll be there for it. So they're all nervous yes but also on board from San Point of what can we do? It'll be spectacular. People be talking about and it was fake tackler so it was pretty cool. Shit I mean non not even say it. I'm going on what who on next. Hit IT OUT NOW. Always talking about task. Anyway I'm not we will get tweets brother Let's get summer slam. Two Thousand and Trish Taken Eddie Guerrero in China and the steps are the first person to Japan would win the title. China ends up Painting Trish to win the intercontinental which causes vowed to lose it this becomes China's second reign as intercontinental champion. Why go with China as the champion and and we'll have values in this manner well because it's one way for vowel not to have to lose and it was Trish who actually was one the lost the match so it's just a different way of doing it and felt that this is one way to get the title off of out and not hurt him. Well that's going to be really the end. The vowel Venus the character because not too long after this he undergoes a gimmick change.
"val" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"So after. I got back to the hotel amid phone. Call One person who could take my mind off. All my aches and pains to be Boesky Stan Brown. Why which featured val in bed with Dustin wife Terry Ronald's vowel said. They're both fine with the angle very professional during it. But this I think is Sort of the beginning of the end for their relationship We know these days Dustin Interior no longer and I think they both moved on and remarried and happily ever after. But what was gonNA tears relationship like at the time and you think they were really in a good place to be doing this comfortable with the angle. What can you speak to you about that? Well as far as what they told us and everything along the way they were completely fine with doing it. They were all business all the way and willing to do whatever it took and it just It's unfortunate when real-life happens sometimes and your work life and your on air live has to be you know something different. So it's it can be a little Kabukicho should a little tough and I wouldn't wish it on anybody. But you know you choose you. Choose to live your life in in the open publicly. In those are the circumstances it's just. It's it's tough it really is however. I do think that the the stuff that Valentine he did and that was just pure gold pun intended but it was. It was really good stuff. And that's something that warrants. WanNa go back and look at stuff go back and look at the valve. Venus and Terry Ronald's good good stuff indeed Valladares and are going to wrestle each other at the breakdown pay per view which Venus Wins Enduring Feud Dustin GonNa do promos reset. He's returning things of that. Nature on the Tober twelth. Raw Bowel would participate in tournament for the intercontinental title. Here we would see him. Pick UP A win over Mark Maryland the I ring or first round rather before losing to. Ken shamrock in the Semis. I think this is pretty much. Well documented. We've talked about Ken a lot but Vasquez. Ken was the most intense guy he'd ever worked with in his career. And he said working with kin helped vow learn how to control his intensity. I think that's really one of the intangibles of Sort of a big time performer. When you can hit that next year we've seen it with stone cold and Ken Shamrock. Had IT How underrated do you think that is to the development of a top guy? Well I think everybody needs different gears and you've got to be able to kick in when the Times right but if you come in in fifth gear and there's no upper down that's not good either in some guys just have a hard time getting out of the second year but it's you need you need to have range and you need to know when to kick it in and wind hold back so it's I do think you know when you look at a guy like bowel bowel had that I think bowels very good at giving your entire range throughout his match and building up for the big payoff. If you will maybe had a lot of practice. After Val lost the clocks he really wasn't a porn star by like talking about him like he was after Valdosta. Can we see the return of gold dust and vowed end up losing the gold us at the Judgment Day? Pay Per view to face each other again at capital carnage. Vow goes on to win that match and effectively in the feud and later material. She's pregnant bowel dumpster. What he'll at the end of the year. He starts a short-lived tag team with the Godfather. I think it was unofficially titled Supply and demand which is Kinda funny Then began teaming on the December seventh row against the ACOLYTES. The team only last week which I think includes a match against Mark Injury and dealer Brown rock-bottom pay per view and match at the with the Brood at Royal Rumble. Talk to me about this tag team. I mean the the gimmicks feel like they should work you. Have I guess a porn star and appear? This feels like that could have been a a viable tag team. Why don't we see more of that? They think to me. It was a clash. It was kind of a clash. Gimmicks both Kinda very similar But it just didn't work because they were also kind of very much alike so for whatever reason it just didn't it didn't click well in this incarnation but when you know when we get later on in when we change their characters up in right to censor than those characters did jail. I just don't think these Characters Gel Godfather N- and Vowel porn-star. Let's keep moving here Vow Compete in the royal rumble. Massey enters number twenty four does eliminate anyone and he himself was eliminated by triple h and on the February. I ninety nine role he starts a feud with year continental champion. Ken shamrock after vow. Made a film starring him and Shamrocks Cafe Sister Ryan called Saving Ryan's privates that off saving private Ryan of Course Ryan Shamrock was portrayed by Alicia Webb Tummy again. How you guys found her. A buddy of mine was a DJ and he also played in rock band and in met her at a club. Lead became friends. And when I was looking for someone that had kind of a nice wholesome luck but could fit in this role he said. Hey I've got a girl and introduce me to leashes. We were in Houston so she came down to the show and she was perfect for it so we introduce shamrock sister. One time only was another just needed a one shot and then agitation down after that Do everything subsequent from there. But that's how we found her not too long after this. We get to say. Valentine's Day massacre big pay per view. Going Down Tennessee vow would defeat shamrock. What the Hell special guest referee Billy. Gunn to win the Intercontinental Championship House. First title win in the company. And I gotta say it's a big one. The intercontinental title was essentially known as the second biggest single title in the company worth right behind the world title and once upon a time it meant. Hey this guy could be the guy. He could be on his way Before him you saw Shawn Michaels win the air continental in the world and Bret Hart sort of the same thing that could have been a precursor to the big belt. Did you think row was ready for the intercontinental title? Push at this moment. I think that VAL is intercontinental. Champion was about as high as he was gonna go as far as championships are concerned. Because I didn't see him as the wwe champion but You know a little. Ron gives them a little stamp credibility. And something you can always go back to former intercontinental champion. And was what was a few days later he breaks up with Ryan eventually loses the intercontinental title to row dog after only a one month reign as champion. Was that always the plan? Just Silas put the title on Him and get to the next step or did something happened where you guys pivoted away from him being the champ. I don't really remember but I do remember as far as Ryan goes that that was supposed to be this one off thing that ended up more more more appearances in different appearances than eventually where she became part of the roster but it was none of that was really planned. That was back when things were going week by week. And you would just find out on Monday. We'll tell you doing wrestlemania. Fifteen vowel would make his wrestlemania debut. Where he's involved in a four way match for the intercontinental title also in the match. Gold shamrock and road. Dogg eventually won the match and we don't really see val and much of storyline for the rest of Nineteen Ninety eight or even early ninety nine. Why do you think that is? Do you think the game it could run. Its course was Russo. Souring on it. It feels weird that you know after this big push featured spots and all the vignettes and fanfare. He's just not there. I think that you know the gimmick itself. It was Kinda hard you had to. He came kind of hard to get But anyway he had come in with a lot of fanfare and win into stories right away. Then you have to kind of continue in the same thing. That's difficult to do with that type of character so you do need to cool. Moslo bitten kind of bring it back around a little bit later date but I don't know that they could have continued Any more than they did at that stage so you just realized. Hey we've sort of paint ourselves into a corner where there's not really much we can do with this character. We've essentially done at all and Is this another classic example of Creative? Has Nothing for you. He won the creative had. Nothing formed because Sean Morley was a hell of talent and I think that the issue became the valvoline ass- character in that Gimmick was so strong that it's a hard one to get out of. Well we know eventually we are going to get out of it but do you think that maybe we could have done it a little sooner. I mean you obviously pivoted with gold dust here and you try to few different versions with him. That didn't work either. Shit's not arguing that. Because eventually he goes back to the goalless character. Was that a lesson. You were learning the way I was trying to position. The question is after you've seen what was working with gold dust when it started to not work and you pivoted to something else. You realized that wasn't working so you went back. Is that the reason you decided? Hey you know what let's just. Let's keep book at him on House shows. Let's keep getting him out there. But we're not gonNA have any substantial storylines until they come up with something but we know this character was hot once upon a time. So we don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater so to speak. Well wasn't in creative at the time so to answer that. But I will go back to my original comment of the valve Venus Gimmick that. It's an interesting gimmick however it short term. And you're not going to be able to do much past a certain point And that's just it just happened. It was a self fulfilling prophecy so we did it. One of the strongest characters in in the history of the company. No doubt about it Unfortunately I just don't know you know you certainly couldn't have vowel Venus today. I don't think maybe cut but I don't think it's GonNa sustain something that you can. You can do and have a serious program for the long term at the over the ads. Ninety non pay-per-view vow and the Cole Bass would defeat Jeff Jira Deborah This is obviously the night that owing harp passed away. This match was on right after the incident clearly. Aband- spot the next night on the Owen Hart Tribute Raw Valez defeated by the Rock. Venus then finds himself in the King of the Ring Tournament Nineteen Ninety nine. He's eliminated in the first round by China. This is an era where China's getting the big singles push Some guys would take issue with that and weren't really keen on losing to a a female where was on. Do you remember him. Putting up much of a stink about losing the China Remember Vow. Putting up much of a stink is for losing anybody. Vow was in all the way through. His career was one hundred percent professional great to work with from their Valla. Godfather try to restart their tag team on the July twelfth. Raw Valid Godfather would defeat or face. The hardy boys for the titles but of course the hardy boyz retained by giving themselves queued the next week on Raw. It's Vallon Godfather against draws and Albert against the acolytes. And they're all in there with the hardy's making it a fatal four way elimination tag match for the tag titles. Of course the hardy's retain The team again doesn't last very long. Just sort of vanish like it did the first time. Did you guys just think that the chemistry was off? I mean because you clearly went back to the wheel here and try it again but sort of the same results. We see it a week or so or a week or two and then we're gonNA again. Yeah just wasn't something clicked and I don't think it was anything the audience really wanted to see. There are several months here ninety nine where vows not any real fuse? He's just wrestling and random. Match is at this point. You've got to wonder starting. Think about another gimmick for how he does start a brief feud with mankind. Mankind's belief the vow disrespected mixed book have a Nice Day. They wrestle at the new mercy. Pay Per view val wins by Pinfall when he put the testicular claw on mic Getting a win over Mick Foley on pay per view is a big deal. And what did you think of the testicular claw instead of the mandible claw? I hated the testicular claw. Personally however I did think that the the language was started with MC in vow could've brought vowel back up into the mainstream and it was just dropped it was thought out well and didn't have anything that you rebuilding too. But I thought that both mic and vow worked really well together. I thought that could have been on could have been an interesting program. Based on the whole thing of Mick finding this book and then mixing the Dow was really stuffing and it. Just there could have been something there. There could have been more a story however for whatever reason? I don't know why it just was dropped cold. Turkey almost like it never happened so I thought that there could have been more there around this same time Vince. Russo and Ed Ferrara leave the World Wrestling Federation ago joined world championship wrestling. Do you think that when they leave vow understandably nervous because this was something Russo had fingerprints all in and now that he's leaving? You gotTa wonder where that leaves vow does feel like he was a big supporter of out. You remember having a conversation with him about Rousseau leaving so he's supported he was a supporter for Val.
"val" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Jackie Judd V. I think it was explained here that in in Cafe Bland Mrs Yamaguchi is Actually Talk Sister. Either way they drag vow backstage a tie arms above his head. They pull his trunks down. We see Yamaguchi. San's hold a sword and we see Mrs Yamaguchi screaming and then the scene as cutoff. Burs book this Shit Ventures so definitely with help from Brian Words but you miss the best part now. Choppy Chop. We actually said choppy choppy. Pp on Monday night raw sure did choppy choppy PP. But feels like a vincent with that was a cliffhanger. Man That was a fucking cliffhanger. The next week on raw goods shit choppy chop EP. People tune in to see what was left. Or do we get a glimpse of it or anything or we bug in got hung up in the Salami cage. What's happening all right? I guess we should explain some context not too terribly long before this. A handful of years prior A lady named Lorraina was upset with her husband. John Wayne and Lorraina Cutoff. John Wayne Bobbitt's penis and allegedly so mad. She kept the penis jumped in her car and threw it out the window. Obviously they recover his penis. Emt's you governor. Raimondo factor. Reattach it I think they had to give the pain of CPR. I'm not sure I wasn't there. And they reattach it and then John Wayne was a John Wayne. Bobbitt was a curiosity in American pop culture. But the guy who had his penis cut off and then reattached. I upset angry wife so he got into porn so everybody can see what the damage was like and what he was doing with these days and the next week on raw after they castrated valvoline. Ass- vow comes to the ring with John Wayne Bobbitt. This is real life. It makes me wonder. How foreign advance did you guys know you had John Wayne? It feels like hey what if I mean you got stoned in these meanings. What's going on here not yet I was doing lockdown relations during this time so credits cargo elsewhere. But I'm why wouldn't you have? John Wayne Bobbitt. Well I mean listen I understand. It's a pop culture thing and you guys really liked that idea of of rubbing up against pop culture. I understand it but it does feel like well. We should make it. They should have something in common. What if we cut off vows penis and then it becomes? What if we with a sword but what if we said choppy chop? Up and it was they were ever embedded in our fucking history in our lives in our memory forever and ever and ever choppy chop. I in God bless while the Yamaguchi may he rest in peace wonderful human being wonderful guy and He was Mr Yamaguchi San and great great guy. We did a lot. Manny Gong Gong Wrestling the magazine. In Japan and booked in Ref did everything there was to do in the wrestling business and Sorely missed but action absolutely loved Yamaguchi Son so as they walked to the rain shadow. Fan Holding up a sign that says Venus. Where's your penis and Lawley lawler would interview val? Who's GONNA Walk Gingerly? Hold an ice. Pack up to scratch and vow says he's half the man who used to be and he tells the ladies they'd have to take a rain check but then changed his tune says he's ready to fight. He ripped off his pants and reveals his wrestling tights and that his full package is still intact an Vowel has some trouble getting his jeans struggling with getting the snaps down and he says thanks to a cold. Butcher's block a little shrinkage. My good friend John Wayne Bobbitt. Who just happened the cut the lights just at the appropriate Tom? The Big Bell. Boesky is still standing and full attention. Cocked Rock and ready to unload and lawler asked Bob. If he'd been hanging around with foul. Bob Tries to tell a joke barely gets a one liner out about a bartender. And then he tells says that He told Mrs Yamaguchi that no woman is worth the trouble. She's brought him and she begins crying. And what I mean eventually. He's compelling shit he says issues out from under his bed and hit the road and tosses her a battery and JR says. What's she gonNa do that? Oh so it's a really silly segment where I don't know. Do you want to explain all of this? Yeah I think that's somebody else's showed explain all of it but it was now fit the character and it was cheesy stick. However that's a lot of what we're doing at the time and I I remember John Wayne Bobbitt and a terrible say but John Light Bob. Who's not the sharpest knife in the drawer? He was about as dull and not really bright people. I've ever met just kinda there. I don't know if that happens when you choppy chop your PP or gesture. That's just who he was. But but John was void of any personality. Val says that John Wayne Bobbitt may have been one of the dumbest people he never met said. John would make Dick Jokes constantly. I guess this was always just supposed to be a one off or did you guys have bigger plans Bob. It when this didn't go so well you cut it off. Nah was cut that off man and all you had seriously all you had to do was try to talk to Him. Two minutes and you'd walk away gone yet. No no never. I'm surprised we got what we got out of it. Well then challenges The four Japanese wrestlers to a match which they accepted under the conditions that must be gone spinning that Venus would have to all four of them individually in one match. The Massey ends with Takemitsu hitting the Mitch drive around vow and getting the three count. This ends vows undefeated streak and the would end a week. Later after Venus fights mentioned Acura to a no contest he does feel like after this this big buildup of pretty memorable segment. Here doesn't really go anywhere win. It ends with A No contest was the the bloom off. The rose choppy CHOP EP. Was the hot spot. I guess so you know I never really understood what the hell they were. GonNa do beyond that anyway so it just was this during time. Lot of sensationalism. A lot of a splash and not a whole lot of rhyme or reason things. Let's talk a little bit about what's next for him at summer. Slam ninety eight vowels going to Wrestle D. low for the European title dealer would retain after winning by Q. And vow says it's one of his favorite matches during his WWF career. I think these are two pretty underrated performers valve innocent dealer Brown. Would you agree? Yes definitely I think that Deals great worker and he was coming up at the time. Where you put you put too great workers in there that WanNa work until the story and that's GonNa get. I think that they they both were kind of just coming into their own at this time. Next off we get Bow starting a feud with Dustin Ronald Justin had stopped gold dust Or doing the golden character a few months prior to this and now he's going around seemingly preaching in various segments on raw and He's sort of the born again. Version of Dustin Rhodes or Dustin Ronald and we did a full show on gold dust where we talk about this great details available now. In the archives the September fourteenth raw we would see vow show Dustin. His new porn movie even needed a little. Tlc.
"val" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"One of them via latest video in title. Ooh So let me introduce you. My Co Star. I'm sure you all know the lush it Jenna. Jane Ran Ladies when vow. Bean is finally crosses enemy lines enters into the warning wrestling federation admire my silencer and you'll all be left beach on bow born and go back down and no This is amazing to me in this. This character feels like it would have been right up. Russo's Allie was Russo. One of the folks tagging along in this Shoot at your house. How involved was he in the valve in his character. I don't remember if Roussel's at the House I know Russa was a part of all the early ones. I don't remember I. It was at the house he may have been. Let's talk about the Gimmick Cell Phone Valve comes to the ring. He's wearing a white towel. He'd often licks his thumb. And then get the ring and make some sort of gyrations. And then he'd say a few things on the microphone usually little sexual innuendo. They always start with. Hello ladies this creation of this. I mean this sort of I don't know character traits the mannerisms of the valve character. We've seen you know behind the scenes. Footage of Vince McMahon Showing Mick Foley. Hey here's dude. Love would walk this. This sort of thing happen to that level without Venus and and who sort of saying. Hey here's what I have in mind. Yeah that was a majority of that. Was Vince McMahon. In the Rose Lot of input lot of people who thought that they New Porn Star should walk talk and act so they'll have a lot of people suggesting what he should do. Throughout his tenure there Russo has said it was weeks and weeks of building valvoline in different locations with different verbiage. I use Venus an example. Because I beg anybody to go back and watch. Valvoline is his first appearance in front of a live crowd. It was the biggest pop I've ever heard for somebody they were seeing for the first time. Why because we set the table for Valvoline us. We built the anticipation for Venus. And there's a series of yet that would even come up and say val is coming. I mean really really good stuff to build the debut. Do you think this is probably the best one that you guys did? In this era I think that it was really great. I thought that the again the anticipation plus vows video wall the hotdog going in the explosions grew the whole day. All all of it was absolutely just first class. Great Great Bill Great Anticipation and yes. Mel Got an incredible reaction when he came out because they wanted to see him live so badly and they knew who he was. He was a star before he ever walked in his curtains. Let's let's break this down for minute. In any other era will they porn star character not have been viewed almost like a ravishing rick? Rude character and it would have been a. He'll but now. In this era a porn star is a good guy. Why would of course be a bad guy? Well it just feels like you know the way. He's positioned And this is this is I Dunno it feels very similar to a ravishing rick. Rude stock character. The big reveal the gyrations talking trash to the ladies. It feels like a heel character but he's getting cheered like wildly here. Yeah 'cause he had a large penis amass the move if you have a big penis. Everyone cheers story. Well then they get nickname. Don't take what do you mean asking. I would not `self okay. I assume you're talking about space mountain. I don't know what the Johnson what I'm talking about. What are you talking about Dot Com? I'll be opposites quiet game as long as you want to. Well I mean there's the con- radison than there is something else but I saw heard for me. Well okay. Let's keep it moving here because we've got this shale talking about okay concocted source wrecks the nickname. He gave them a penis in two thousand sixteen. Now I've never seen it. But the legend lives on what's retired now married Because of the vignettes and how he's been built up and he's got this huge reaction it does feel like you guys have positioned him To be a top guy This formula it doesn't feel like it's very consistent though like how do you are? You're the three o'clock train coming through. Talk to me about how you decide. Who GETS THE VIGNETTE TREE? Mitton who does? Because sometimes we're getting these wonderful vignettes for valvoline that work in our home run and everybody agrees some of the stuff you did but then other guys they don't get the vignette treatment at all. How much is that say about? What the potential upside is or the value that may be Vinci's or is it really just a producer behind the scenes who really believes in championing. For what's the dynamic there? A lot of it depends on the character themselves whether the whether or not that they lend themselves to Vignette for example edge. Did all the stuff in the train and it was. This loner type deal. A million dollar. Man TB TB D. A. Biasio lend itself to the vignettes and everything to build up valvoline in order to appreciate and understand that character you needed. The vignettes is a precursor to bring him in and know who he is before he starts Russell if he comes in Asia's another wrestler and then you have to tell a back story. It's a little more difficult than you. Tell the story of the character. Now when he Russell's okay I get it. He's supporting guy. Let's keep moving here. The the big debut we were talking about earlier where versa said no way at her to pop like that before its May eighteenth. Nineteen Ninety eight is raw is going to get a win over Scorpio. His finisher is a Splash off the top rope. Called the money shot Do you want to explain to some of our younger listeners? Who may not be familiar with that terminology? What the money shot is yeah. It was a leap off the top rope. Big Splash can like get barrel. Jimmy Snuka and guys like that well but this is sort of Innuendo here. You're explaining what the money shot as a reference to it. I I I don't know what what what are you referring to. Well in an adult film when they they go home when they hit their finish shots fired man down That is commonly referred to that industry as the money shot. Get Out of here where they would spill some DNA not long after his debut. He's putting unsanitary dental. It dies and it does make me wonder. Is that a Russo. Or a McMahon idea. You know what? Let's give it to Brian there. You go I like it. I like it too. Not Long. After his debut putting the Nangle with Chi and the imagine the heat. We're going to get for that one. Yes Brian came without Venus. Let's just stick with that. Go with it for the record on. Not sure he was even there but that may have been got his job he wrote in and said what. If this new porn stars character finish was called the money shot. Yes I like it Antiwar mets hat while he did it. Anyway kind. I want him at my Bar Mitzvah. Anytime you reference Brian's religion I can just think of Michael Hayes and him wondering the celebrate Thanksgiving too. That's like the funniest Brian Story ever. let's keep it going here. Talk about kind. I THE STORY LINE IS GOING TO BE. Vow is going to be having an affair with. Yamaguchi San's cafe wife and I don't think we ever really get her name through this. Entire process is just referred to as Mrs Gucci. That was her name. Papua how you guys found her. She was an actress. She came through a An actress and agency toes only be used. One time he Max's pay per view debut at fully loaded defeating Jeff Jarrett on the August third raw has tag team partner Taco meat. You would eventually betray him which leads to him. And kinda tying up valvano backstage where Yamaguchi son is going to attempt to castrate him with a sword..
"val" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Eight ant eggs Larry arnn worms and fraud worms mick. Foley wrote a whole book about it and you just talk about lucky. It was a great day. It was a great day. Let's talk a little bit about These vignettes I feel like he buried the lead. You slept in Dame. Someone's at Your House. Who Tell this story Asiedu Jenna theirs? Period of time the Jenner really wanted to get into the business and we should add context. Jameson is the biggest porn star in the world in this era This is in the VHS era. She's on more box covers selling more stuff. She's a regular on the Howard. Stern show she just been in the movie? Private Parts Howard Stern's movie so her profile was bowed as high as it can get a porn will probably always be a a subculture in in America. But it's about as big of a name as you could get an era fair. Say Yes the biggest so Jenna Through Paul Heyman as a matter of fact Paul's I it used Jennifer things E C W and he says man she really loved to do something and I said well Shit. Let's I don't know I'll be happy to talk to her. So Janai became friends. She would call the house. I think I was married at Sun. nonetheless we my wife and I were together and living in the same house so gentle would call. She lived in California so what she would call. It would be late. Maybe one o'clock twelve o'clock midnight. Sometimes my wife answered the phone. Hi It's Jenas Broussard. I got calls like that. All the time and talent relations you know just people looking to get into the business or whatever just having to deal with email talent different so it's never been an issue and when val came. Oh my God I this is dabbling in Jenin's world but holy shit if he got blessed by the biggest porn star in the world and was to appear with her so that you can't you can't buy that you can't that was instant credibility so vince did know who she was and we finally got approval. GotTa you know we can do this. And okay fine shoot them. So we brought Janet in scared to my house. We shot vignettes Back in my backyard. That's one that you see with Ou- rising up in the Army helmet Then we shot some stuff in my Jacuzzi was shot. Some stuff in the bed and then we shot some stuff in the living room. I believe the midway through this goddamn thing my life looks in a because Jenas walking around naked basically for for the majority of it because she was naked. Most of the stuff I've looks and he says how do you know this woman again? Thus thus give context. I don't think the kids have been born yet. Your well no year or two at most Maybe less than an now striding through your house is the world's biggest porn star basically naked and your wife was trying to be a homemaker. Do whatever she's doing and here comes her husband following a naked porn-star we'll vowel zir too in the NFL tire crew. But I remember she just asked me this. How do you know this again? A sows generally you've talked to Jenna. She's reduce some stuff in the business valley's porn-star and Blah Blah Blah and says will what does she do again as she just. She does videos and things like that. What kind of videos adult videos? You know Wait a minute. She's a fucking porn star. Not Well if you WANNA put it that way I mean okay. He says she had a porn star in our bed. Pretty cool. She didn't see it that way now but she liked Jenna. I mean she likes Jenna and then she was just was i. I probably could have been a little more forthcoming with all the details rather than hurt putting pieces together. But General is Great. And I remember Vince. Looking at the at the videos and thinking that prevents. Rousseau Vince McMahon and insane gme she looks like a porn star. We don't want to hear that. As she is a porn star she is the single largest porn star in the world. Everyone will know who know who she is. And this will help vow more than anything. Got Dem Nah. This is tragic. He's fucking some. We only aired.
"val" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"I mean I don't know but I think that's when you're trying to do something. Catchy something people are GonNa Remember. It's a lot easier to remember. That way. Feels like a a perhaps a Vince? Mcmahon is on any of the of Brian. Keywords thing I gotTa Talk to you about that too yeah. It's probably a Brian Keyword thing even though he wasn't there. I'm pretty sure it's him Brian. I think we're giving him enough props here on the show. Now he just every shitty gimmick that we come up with go. That sounds like A. Brian Works idea well. Hey Ryan love you talk to me a little bit about other names? We've heard that other names considered for stone. Cold Steve Austin hilarious like Chile MC freeze dino. If another name was considered for valve Venus was it like was POW penis the original Paul Penis and they moved to val Venus or any other names. You Remember Dick and large. I don't know looking Paulina's there was already a Mike gayness so you could had a Bali nece my you know I for me when I when I go back and remember I remember. Just hearing. Valvoline is laughing. Goddamn fucking Porn Star. Real real question here. the movie boogie nights came out a year prior to the Valve. Venus character. Do you think they're being a porn movie in the mainstream obviously signed a porn movie? But it's a movie about the adult film industry. Do you think the boogie nights made this a little more palatable for the office and maybe their perception that hey mainstream. America is ready for this. This was a big box office and Big Academy Award Bob Blah Blah. Do you think lutely yes absolutely. And if we had to fast forward does that movie also play a part if you had to guess in the naming of Off sickly the main cared. Your boogie nights was dirk. Go AHEAD NOTHING TO DO. With the they had nothing to adopt sigler. I named Sigler and they had nothing to do with the movie at all. So Dirk Bigler had nothing to do with Dolph Ziglar absolutely not had do ziglar really. You didn't even spell truly sprout nine now but that's what it was based off of after talking to dolphin his aspirations wanting to be in a wait. Wait are you about the Dolphin Zig Ziglar yes. I love that motherfucker so much more now. I had no idea listen I was a big Zig Ziglar guy see at the top man. I still have still have. The Mirror is a kid with the dog. Zig Ziglar Zig Ziglar see you at the top Bumper sticker thing. I guess that's a little secret that we haven't shared with everybody but a ton and I mean a ton a very successful people have what's called a positive mental attitude and and very early in their impression will years of their life or listening Zig Ziglar so shout out to you as you city Mississippi. If you're not in loop and you're not happy with Your Life Right now get zig ziglar in your life. Just see what happens. Absolutely I and you know how I got. I did ZIG ziglar. Highschool is of course it was called a richer life and it was credited course. But they wouldn't tell you what it was. You had to like just blindly go in and do it in my counselor told me says. Braschi should he goes. I think you would really love this course in went in it was zig ziglar at the top is entire course taught in high school credited class and again to this day. I still go back to almasy exit or Shit Tapes the books and everything. And and it's just so that's going back to dos Sigler Dolph Briscoe was the governor of Texas and I always thought that was a cool name and we used to think that he was related to the briscoes even the spelled his name differently but I liked the name. Because it sounded like Jack Brisco Saddam. Sigler was governor of Texas in Zig Ziglar. Being the ziglar as how came up with Sigler Zenonas whereas nine came from or did he found out listening to this show. Yeah don't heal. I told him that way back win. Way Way way back when well. Let's talk about how he's going to start off with the standard three year contract later it's adjusted to five years but the original call from Vincent Van and he says Hey. I'm here with Vance Rousseau. And they pitch him on the idea that vowel become a former film star now turned pro wrestler. And He's thinking along the lines of Jesse Ventura. And then Vince says no no no an adult film star turned pro. Wrestler and McMahon encourages him to think about it for a day and calling back but now says he knew right away. He wanted to do it before we would ever see val debut on TV we would see a series of vignettes hyping his debut. And I gotTa Tell You I love when you guys do the Vignette trip treatment for some of these characters. I grew up on these with Mr Perfect and the million dollar man and so now to see this. Come back with this series of vignettes. I thought was was was pretty fun. Vasquez these are all filmed. In two days he still under contract Mexico at the time and even while the vignettes are playing on. Tv He's still going back and forth to Mexico to finish up before coming to work with the WWF. But these vignettes. This is something you probably would have had a hand. In since I think that was your forte at the time. What do you remember about the The vowel Venus Finance. They you know it was something that they knocked out. I didn't the only ones that I did. Were the Vignettes with Jenna Jameson. In vow and we shot those actually in my home in Monroe Connecticut but the original vignettes were shot. Those were done really quick with guys from the studio. They were all shot in and around the studios matter of fact and I thought they were some of the best shit. It was good. It was nice to go back to what worked in in introducing a character through vignettes to where you anticipate their arrival on the scene and during this time we didn't have vowel because vowels finishing his commitments. I think he had one last trip to Japan and he was going to finish up in. Em L. L. When you finish up in Mexico is mass man. You could lose your mask. In fact vowed never quote him. I never WANNA go back. He was looking forward to working with Rial Halas Go. Junior and rial was second generation. Big Guy Big Big Guy. In Mexico he was specially big considering the Muslim blue doors were much smaller than him. But Ryo was a big fan favorite large in size and stature and working with steel his nemesis steel was a he'll still was a he'll mother fucker They had this great great deal going on and they finally built up to the mask vs mask match. In a I went I actually was negotiating with the AM L. L. at the time. Paco Alonso and traveled to Mexico to meet with POKKA. Oh and his office. And what have you with vowel and with Victor and it was It was there that we see. There was a hell of a lunch on this first meeting that we had. I had lion val had ostrich White Lion Lion L. O. N. U. Eight Lyon L. I. O. N. LION. Yes aren't About had ostrich we had ant eggs and eggs ant eggs and if you ever get the opportunity to have an edge in a fine in a good good Mexican restaurant but like a Scott to be a pretty high end Mexican restaurant for them to do them right Most incredible God love ant eggs and we also have fried worms. And just I'm I'm one of those off. Try Pretty much anything in I ate at all. I mean I'd love. The annex of the worms were great. The lion was good Vow game some of his ostrich he ate some alliance and But the the guys sitting around. They're drinking and they're just like pounding Tequila out of the bottle on the table pounding and pouring shots and shit and going around. And everybody's doing shots. Everybody's drinking beer. Everybody Straight Tequila I remember Victor Keno. As passed out at the table like literally passed out dead Laurel Bowel was teetotaler at the time. But I'm doing my best to keep up and keep going with everybody in. That was an incredible line that was denied that the Palko showed up at the arena with a new like half gallon of Tequila bottle in his hand and he drank the rest of that and then he ended up passing out that night but we got to the arena and bowels bowels nervous about the finish. Nobody had a Finnish for this match. So they'd come to me and they asked me about finishing us. Well how about you know Because when I went in I walked into the building. The auditing several people outside. They knew who I was was I got down. That's weird What if you introduced me as a WWF official? And I'm here you know. Bob were talking to buckle Alonzo and am L. L. and in Unity State. The beginning of the night just stablishment. I'm there and then it the right time it somehow Forget it was longtime ago. A lot of Tequila somehow in the finish of the match them yet I would fought. Ryo and have steel. Go over to where. They thought that. You're GONNA UNMASK steal. Another referee comes down reverses the Decision Bing Bing Bang restart match riot a- Some Big Steel. Bam BLASTS HIM BLAST May and Yon Mass Steel and they looked at me and they said a male. You don't want to live the way man said the and never get Outta here. Live if you do that. He goes you fuck Ryan. Take riles mask Assem. We're not going to get that far us. We just get to the right before we unmask said than Pakalitha. The other guy comes out says now. Fuck you motherfucker We're starting this match over again. You nail me then fucking bom. Steel comes into defend me. You've nail steel. Roll him up. One-two-three fucking take his mask off your then. They realized that the reason the WWF geyser protecting him is because it's Alvin. Get to pops. Halley had. We'll think about it so I go out and I'm sitting in the audience. The first match of the night no one had done anything and a guy ringside gets hit and no one had done shit. I don't even think they had touched yet. Someone throw a coke bottle and hit someone in the front row and they were carrying them out from like this big Gash in their head and I turn around a pocket gossip. Yeah Hey you know what man? I don't think we. We need to come up with another Finnish other than that bullshit earlier. I'm not going to the Ray. That so Lucia sleigh did some bullshit or steel lane. I'm asked him. The Dad was a wild crowd that night. So I can't believe you..
"val" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
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"val" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt
"Welcome to another edition of the business of Sports with Andrew. Grant this college sports edition all about the NCAA and the topic does your which is his name. Image and likeness and whether college athletes can profit off of that name image and likeness that they bring with them in have while they're participating sitting in cf Lennox. It's a big topic. It's gone a lot of ways I've had a previous podcast with Andy Schwartz an economist from cal Berkeley as well as Gabe ABC Feldman sports law scholar from two lane. We've talked about it at length. I've talked about at length but it was time to get the Yes to talk about it. That's Val Ackerman. And she is of course extremely impressive background working with the NBA working with the WNBA working with USA basketball. Maybe one of the most accomplished pushed women in all of the business of sports. Now Commissioner of the biggies conference which full disclosure I am part of in my work for Villanova Villanova Law More Sports Law program which I run for the past six years. I wanted to get val on talk about her. And her co author Gene Smith the Athletic Director at Ohio State in the recommendations to the NCAA Board of Governors and the three divisions on what they're going to do about this this issue were still in the formative stages but with litigation going still continuing from the abandoned case. Which I'll talk about in a minute and of course states jumping ping on some more aggressively than others California? I now hear about Florida Illinois. Another's wanted to have her talk about it here from the person responsible at at the top level for these recommendations so wanted to give you a little bit of setup again. What we're talking about here is is not the university paying so the fair pay to play act as it's named in California is really a misnomer? There's no pay to play. There's a pay to play lawsuit out there. Jeffrey Kessler the Allston case that case that issue is unresolved this is not that this is name image likeness profiting off your name image likeness so it has nothing to do with pay for play never in these recommendations as you'll hear from val is the issue the paper played discussed it's not even a thought by the NCAA. It's not even a thought by California by Illinois by Florida by these states contemplating eating something for college athletics so full disclosure. I am at Villanova. I've known val for a long time. And I know the Deputy Commissioner Vincent Castro the former aide did Villanova very well as well. But I think it's important to hear what they're talking about. There's a lot of information out there. There's a lot of misinformation misinformation out there about what athletes currently have a lot of people. Don't even know that student athletes at universities have NJ universities have have cost of attendance. Not All sports but the sports you would think of that require that and val talks about different numbers involved with this now in the billions being parceled out for cost of attendance as prescribed by the o'bannon case that I mentioned the sort of the start of this movement to have student athletes treated more equitably now again the NCAA invalid never going to get to pay for play at least not not any time soon. But they're talking about some changes and this is a move now. Maybe it's brought on by all the thought of exploitation tation which I think is an unfair word and all the thought of what's been going on but we have a move by the NCAA. It's not a move like California. It's not a move like like other states. It's not move that people think is enough some people but it is a move so I wanted to know where it's coming from. How are we going to deal with endorsements mint with players players coming in with value? How they leave with value the important words here as also kind of mentioned in the abandoned case are tethered to education? So I asked val about that is foul about the benefits that she contemplates in in in lieu of. You've kind of monetary compensation so they're just not there where there is other companies paying these athletes not the university eighty or some kind of third party. Trust that I've talked about where money comes in. The athlete only gets it upon separation from the university graduation or otherwise. But they don't really you know we're not there yet so I wanna be clear and I wanted to be clear in talking to Val Ackerman all about this so again..
"val" Discussed on Couples Therapy
"And we're back with. I am I knew singing it. It was painful the year. Out of I'm I'm more down here. Singh. The phantom of. And do you one more? Are you gonna lay moves? Gotta go lay. Ms I stole that bread. Could feed my family he stole that Brid. Is that what John Val? John does. Here's the bread Steeler. Sean. That sounds on. All right. I remember, I feel John. John. Hey, sean. Stole that Brad. What? That was gorgeous. Right. This voicemail comes to us straight from Kate. I end the end, I only this is Kate. I love her. So okay. Here's my question. How do you handle a recurring situation where you have a dear beloved really really close friend who just keep dating people that are bad for them. Like, okay. I have a a very good best friend. Okay. Who just every time? I hope he doesn't listen. New woman. They are always mean to him and run for him and let him in bad situations, and it's been going on for years now. And I just kind of try to stay on back and get giving facing do this stuff. But I'm wondering if you guys would have an idea of. Should I just detached with love? That I intervene probably not. But. Let me know eleven. No. If you have any thoughts experiences to share on that topic. Thank you. This has been a long voice, man. Oh, man. Oh, when your friend dates bad people Trevan experience with this kind of. Yeah. Yeah. Man. I knew a lot of people's I've known someone who's made a mistake. Definitely. The hard part with friends dating bad. People is. Because you're only around them for a part of the time you're not privy to the entirety of their relationship..
"val" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"And truth finders the list just goes on non val does why and they're really you can go from side to side and i've got links on my site and i'll put a i i actually have a really good tip that we did because the way that you opt out of these various sites it depends from site to site believe it or not sometimes they want you to fax them information because they want to make it difficult for you to remove them yourself okay other times it's just click here than the double click here and then say a haiku and do the hokey pokey and then maybe we'll take you off the database right and then you're jumping through all these hoops and then only to find out that another website has popped up and they have your information to it reminds me of a gentleman who called and he was having trouble finding a job he'd called us from chicago i believe a couple of weeks ago and he felt that he was getting discriminated against anytime he would go look for a job because somebody go online they see exactly how old he is and so he wanted to remove that information off the internet it's virtually impossible for you to do that i mean i wish i wish there was a magic bullet if i could invent the magic bullet i could i could be a billionaire right now that would go through every site every place and assure you that your your home addressing and i think that's what you're concerned about your home address your privacy your age your relatives all this stuff would not be accessible to anybody with a smartphone or a web browser but no i don't i don't know what my somebody us yeah my identity to set something up oh that is still associated with me well in that case which you can do if you run a dating site and they're using your picture is typically a dating site will have a spot for you to fill out a trouble ticket but you know where somebody else's is impersonate you fraud and so on those dating sites somewhere in that support section it will say how to file a complaint and that's the place where you need to go if you know that somebody or you believe that somebody and you see it i mean that's your picture that your face that your beautiful smile but somebody else is using it is that that's where you have to fill out the complaint on that particular site but i'll tell you what to do as i mentioned we do have that tip over at commando dot com that walks you through the top sites how to remove your personal information also had to remove your personal information from some of these massive database companies too because these sites are popping up 'cause they're buying the database from somebody else and so then they start making.
"val" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"And truth fighter i mean the list just goes on non val does right and they're really you can go from site to site and i've got links on my site and i'll put a i i actually have a really good tip that we did because the way that you opt out of these various sites it depends from site to site believe it or not sometimes they want you to fax them information because they wanna make it difficult for you to remove them yourself okay other times it's just you know click here than the double click here and then say a haiku and do the hokey pokey and then maybe we'll take you off the database right and then you're jumping through all these hoops and then only to find out that another website has popped up and they have your information to it reminds me of a gentleman who called and he was having trouble finding a job he'd called us from chicago i believe a couple of weeks ago and he felt that he was getting discriminated against anytime he would go look for a job because somebody go online they say exactly how old he is and so he wanted to remove that information off the internet you know it's it's virtually impossible for you to do that i mean i wish i wish there was a magic bullet and if i could invent the magic bullet i could i could be a billionaire right now that would go through every site every place and assure you that your your home address it and i think that's what you're concerned about your home address your privacy your age your relatives all this stuff would not be accessible to anybody with a smartphone or a web browser but the no i don't i don't know what my user yeah my identity to set something up associated with me picture starts well in that case which you can do is if you're gonna dating site and they're using your picture is that typically a dating site will have a spot for you to fill out i don't wanna say a trouble ticket but you know where somebody else is impersonated fraud and so on those dating sites somewhere in that supports section and we'll say how to file a complaint and that's the place where you need to go if you know that somebody or you believe that somebody and you see it i mean that's your picture that your face set your beautiful smile but somebody else was using it is that that's where you have to fill out the complaint on that particular site but i'll tell you what we'll do as i mentioned we do have that tip over at commando dot com that walks you through the top sites how to remove your personal information also had to remove your personal information from some of these massive database companies too because these sites are popping up 'cause they're buying the database from somebody else and so then they start making advertising revenues and subscriptions and things like that i'll put that free for the taking for everyone over at commander dot com that's komal indio dot com and once you're there there's that.
"val" Discussed on WiLD 94.9
"Val was who can you believe now in hits more family telling me that move put them with them family family rule i'm a two parent no to compensate she says she crazy feel me you bet says hits opponent family better.
"val" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"The reasons val really wanted to your story and as much as we've spoke of how great my opinion of psychedelics hasn't changed really but val did have this i told you and this bad experience because we took them to many times we did too many things into shia and they're yeah actually thought of you before when i was going through all this was like should've called i know almost did i was so like within myself i couldn't really talk to anybody but pete but and that's actually was really frightening usually we were pretty good calming each other down but i was talking to her and i was like it we'll get to it it was so stranger things i was talking to her and i was i was in your show you're not there i it was we'll get to that i really do feel convinced you're here thank you i feel really good to talk about how you got back to because that's that's exciting we were both in the upside down she was in the tree that kind looked like vagina but it was dusty jan that's that's the good kind of upside down there is no escaping on hold yeah yeah delivering so we took too many drugs that reliance it's not so i've been on sarah tones theory i don't know i mean and we also just had like a heavy serotonin time in our lives because it was our wedding and then we went to bore a bora and we did drugs there and then we went to maui like less than a month later and some drugs there and then we had this is my protectors i it was all ceremony was all of course it wasn't like we were going to arrive this was we were sitting by the ocean we meditated it was it was to touch god really i'm saying that because you know we'd love to have kids maybe they'll hear this i just wanna be your parents aren't full shit we were doing this to get to know awareness better.