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"wcw" Discussed on Business Wars
"For primetime w bouts the three announcers trade insults mcmahon got something you and me amount thing. Does that work out for you. We give you a job any of your shows. You need an announcer crossover with e c. W doesn't do much for ross ratings but it sends a message to hard core fans that wwf moving on from its reputation as kids wrestling show. And it's just as well because the wcw is about to increase the pressure. It's summer nineteen ninety-seven and in the cnn center in atlanta wcw boss. Eric bischoff and a group of senior turner broadcasting executives are grappling with ted turner's latest edict turner's so pleased with monday nitro ratings that he's decided there should be a second primetime. Wcw show wants a live. Two hour broadcast every thursday to soak up ad dollars from car dealerships movie studios and other advertisers that spend big in the lead up to the weekend. Now it's up to bischoff and these executives to make turner's orders reality one executive asks bischoff to estimate the cost of the new show. Well we're we're going to need a bigger production team. Maybe forty people will need to expand our roster of talent to if we just use the same wrestlers over and over the fans will lose interest. All together. I guess we're looking at twelve to fifteen million a year to make the show the executives around the table recoil. Since time warner took over life at turner broadcasting has gotten more corporate. They've got double digit profit growth targets to meet the cost of wcw. Thursday night show could be the difference between hitting or missing their targets. The head of tbs the turner network that will broadcast wcw's new show jumps in first off. Eric you cannot hire more staff time. Warner's imposed a recruitment freeze. Also i'm not paying for the show. Bishops jaw drops. Why but you're the network. Wcw is the production company. Technically you're buying the show from us. I don't care i'm not paying for it. bischoff freezes. He doesn't wanna put the bill after all he's only just steer. Wcw into the black after years in the red. He's not even sure he wants to make this show. Given the extra workload it will pile on his overstretched team. But what choice does he have. Ted turner wants this show and it's his name above the door besides turner's always been wcw's biggest champion. Surely he would understand if wcw falls back into the red but what the turner broadcasting executives in. The room aren't telling bischoff. Is that time warner regards turner as yesterday's man. Having bought his company last fall. Time warner is already freezing. Turner out and stripping him of his power and as turner's power seeps away those within turner broadcasting who want to kill off. Wcw are sharpening their knives. Where's my order. Where's my order whereas my order break free from customer support monotony. Welcome to entercom for customer support the business messenger that uses chat bots shared inboxes apps and more inter calms business messenger resolves questions that can be answered automatically so customer support. Feels like groundhog day. And more like help is on the way go to entercom dot com slash support to learn more about inner calms business. Messenger for customer support. If you're working around the clock to build your dream e commerce business you need an e commerce marketing platform that works just as hard as you do. That means you need video with flavio. You'll delight customers and drive revenue at the same time with personalized email. An sms marketing campaigns. That you can design and send in minutes plus building a marketing campaign is just a drag and drop away. You can get started with your first campaign in under an hour to get started with a free trial of clavijo. Visit klay the o. Dot com slash. Listen that's k. L. a. v. i. y. o. dot com.
"wcw" Discussed on ARN
"Geico dot com today. that's cocco dot com really stinker of a match. It's hard to believe that all this talents hearing wcw and we just can't figure out what to put on the pay per view so many great performers on the main event show and to your point. No it's not fault. Fall of these terrible gimmicks. Just sorta are what they are. I mean but i don't know hard. Imagine any guerrero and crispin wa and all these guys are in the company and not here And the mass goes way to freaking long wind. Even mention that they gave this sixteen minutes on it's a dud rating whoever time this show should have drug out back and shot. Don't tell you what i mean. This is nobody's fault. This is everybody's fault it took a like. I say it takes a village to raise a child. It took a damn metropolis to make this match. And this not this match with this. Show be the sticker it was. It was a community of effort of everybody in the building had to be. It was just bomb after bomb after bomb lex. Luger jimmy hart are going to be doing an interview with me. Gene jimmy says is the last time he's going to walk to the ring with legs and tells him he loves him. Gene says blowed out your ass which is kind of fun Is supposed to be in the match with sting versus the road. Warriors of course sting and luger tag champs at the time we also see loch ness come out and he's gonna wind up using ray stereo's music was kind of ironic Tony says this is truly a battle of titanic proportions dot dot dot in many ways. So you can guess what's next is the giant and loch ness monster. Two minutes and thirty four seconds. The giant took one great bump which supposedly wasn't planned. Loch ness is the worst. And i think this is the last. We'll see of him one star. According to the observer boy ness people had big plans for him doesn't really work out. He had a big career in europe supposedly right giant haystacks. He had been a big star all over england and well not very good here now. Now i gotta fail in. There was little water. Went under the bridge. From the time he was star till he had this match. Yep big show or the giant. He was called at that time. Took a great bump better we as he would try pull something out of nothing and if it was involuntary show what But i would have you know. You don't have to giants in a match with the same gimmick decade. Get really really or in quickly so if it went what two minutes of two minutes thirty four seconds and by the way these are big boys not saying the giant couldn't go more time but it's worth mentioning here too long too long. Loch ness is forty. Nine years old here is gonna turn fifty later the same year. He's a big boy pounds. Maybe my over. That gotta be you know. He could probably only fall down one town right now being smart ass. You know that age. That sounds one bump is probably only had him so get to it. It twenty seconds not too long after this. Unfortunately he was diagnosed with cancer and he leaves. Wcw goes back to his home. In england a passed away Late ninety eight of lymphoma Next up was an interview with staying in booker. T. done by mean gene sting is trying to to be a gangster here and he says straight. Oh gee right. Which booker t. says. Don't make me knock you out right now. Of course it sting and booker t taking on the road. Warriors dude twenty nine minutes thirty three seconds chicago streetfight. This is just way too damn long. But it gets three and a half stars in the observer. What'd you think it was long. I i did think it was a great elevation for booker. Yes victim being in that match booker always had from the first time. I was in the ring with him and stevie you just knew you know those guys were good for a very good team but booker was going to be a single and you just knew it. Just he had that baby fae. Stevie ray was the bulldozer but the all the excitement came from booker he could do it all man and you knew it from day one and getting a rub with staying in the road warriors in that match. That's the one good thing that came out of the show besides The match we talked about with regal and family that was the two shining stars of the whole show just booker being in that mix and being able to last in that. Mix and compete. You mean it wasn't the main event let's talk about. It can't believe this is real. Do we have to. Unfortunately tony's going to give us a rundown of the rules and he says rules. I understand are very simple and macho man. Randy savage will start at the top as a gauntlet once. They get through a cage if they win in that particular case. Those men would be eliminated till their work their way down to the bottom if they can pin hawk or beat macho man randy savage at anytime but hogan and savage moscow through every man to win their match and bobby replied rules. You're talking about rules. They don't care about roles aren't gonna be any rules. They're going to get that cage and go after the big white tiger hulk hogan and tear the yellow and ran office carcass. And you know it so here we are as a reminder. This is the similar style. Cage that you guys did back in nineteen eighty-eight. I assume that's where this idea comes. Around just sullivan warms up. One of his old ideas would you. Would you guess us the same so this is three cages. Small went beggar. One biggest one right. Yeah and you gotta drop down from the aca and all would like to work. That's right and then you gotta drop down from the middle one to the bottom one and then you have a decision right. Yep.
"wcw" Discussed on ARN
"Com. Today that's geiko dot com. The guys Did some hard work here but melted it in love the finish. He says after several more near falls grow in for press and upon landing he hit gr he and his growing on conan's head selling it as a low blow and conan rolled over the pin. The finish was weak and then answers tried to sell it as conan doing it that was the idea admit they screwed up the finish because based on what happened it was guerrero who christ himself rather than conan overtly. Your accidentally doing it. The negative about doing a low blow finished was that they do about thirty more low blows for the rest of the show and none of them lead to a pin. I don't know maybe anti had a more sensitive groin area. I don't know no or no thought was put into it done or the rest of the show or what you had planned. You know. that's yeah that's and that's the first match on the show. Yeah that's though. He opened the pay per view. And that's the thing that's weird that mascots eighteen minutes but we can't move the steiner's and nasty so the main card give them ten minutes feels we check check on that. I mean again. It would just was not all the thought i think for this show was headed towards that last match and how they were gonna pull that off and a lot of stuff got skipped over. The first match of the night is critical. It's important on any show because it sets the mood for the night and that was a flat confusing. Finish to me as a reminder the winner of the match for go on the next night to nitro and defeat j. l. so jerry lynn gonna wind up in the losers column the next day Conan one this. Us title from one man gang back in january he's gonna lose it to rick. Flair bash at the beach. Ninety six This version of conan where. He is the traditional Lucia garb before he becomes canine and joins. The nwa has a darker side. Did you think that was a good fit for. Wcw at the time. i mean obviously. He's key to bring in a lot of the other cruiserweights but it always felt like wcw. Didn't know exactly how to book this version of conan. No and you know. When he was in mexico he was chat. Yeah could body biggest guy there. S body there. I would assume at the time. Yeah which made him special and he did just enough lucia stuff. But i imagine you know he did some strongman stuff and all that other stuff will now. You're on the locker room with you. Know the steiner's and the road wars and all those guys i'm sure he had a man that style somewhat A cruiserweight you know just thinking about it. And i know the stories were different and all that but eddie needed a cruiserweight. It could have been jerry lynn and dean right. It a triple threat. If you wanted to open that show take some of that time you know. Take fifteen minutes and let those reopen the show. Now you got you got something to go holy shit. Did you see that you know. Just hindsight being twenty twenty Stories being what they were it was a title match was a us title. Conan was the us. Yeah right so you know in those days. Maybe somebody thought just having opening up with Us championship would be a big deal. But you know that title had been watered down so much conran. It didn't have a lot of value to be honest with you. Let's talk about the next match here. This is tony. Shivani is favourite. Ww match believe it or not. It's belfast bruiser. Beating steve regal by deke and seventeen minutes and thirty three seconds three and a quarter stars. That's right tony. Shivani made a comeback on this match. He got it over is being brutal. Even though a lot of what was taking place we'll go over the heads of many. If not most viewers. This was a super stiff. All japan impact type of match with no hot moves. No build no psychology in a horrible finish. It really wasn't an entertaining match but on a believability scale. It was more believable than almost anything you would see in the united states short of a ufc match and in fact it was brutal than more than most of them. Not this is a match the year but it is a must see match the two who have wrestled each other for years just pounded the crap out of each other families. Offense was the most believable north america. At one point bruiser threw a punch to regal's knows which broke his nose and pretty well maced messed up his face to the point he might need surgery. He was bleeding from the nose. Heavily when bobby. Eaton and david taylor interfered for the d. Q after the match taylor slapped finley incredible har- incredibly hard three and a quarter stars. These guys i mean. Obviously they know locking trust each other but boy they are pulling no punches. It's potato city. What'd you think. Watching this one back before i get to that. Let me just back up one little bit. And just say you know the announcers for for the adding match. Yeah one of the one of the reasons that might not feel so good. If you're sitting home is be honest. We are announcers just like me sitting here today. Don't know all the names of a lot of those moves. Right is hard to call that match when it's a moves and they have their own names and remember. This was just the beginning of the lucia era to america right so i just want to say you know those guys you know had a rough time calling not knowing what to call the move. Not knowing them. I get it to this day. I don't know what happens to the names are though so just trying to cover. The you know the lack of probably lucia knowledge. Yeah dr now team hat. Just say it goes. They're all very seldom to those guys. Not know what they're looking at right. Maybe that would've added to the drama of that match now. Moving on this is supposed to be uncensored. Anything goes no q. Know anything correct. Well that's the way it's marketed. But it's not feeling that way so far is it now now. No it's number one. I should've stopped. You know own eddie. And and and conan matchdays should have stopped it. Let any get stuff together. A little bit but the match should have continued. What's he did because if it was accidental conan could have backed off a at in maine for that to happen. And then go wherever you wanted to go. But don't let that be the ans- to week on this match. These guys gotta ct. Yes they understood what that pay for. View was based on uncensored. Anything goes be as as you won't. And you know what they used. These discs their knees and their fate and occasional head but pledged in the right place but a legitimate one. And i'm going to take a couple minutes.
"wcw" Discussed on The Wrestling Radio by Arnob Chakraborty
"Food with beginning in nine hundred ninety eight what eric bischoff and others in. Wcw probably saw as a big win for the company. Actually i did the boost that we did. We just spider needed at that. Have you ever seen shawn. michaels in deputy. I see shawn michaels here. And i saw unsee. Sean gives waiting. Wcw being in shawn michaels. Seeing that sting was in big trouble the teams the summarizes i- old enabled rasa we go psalm indices. How would i my. When i can still remember the wb stars wcw like that. I just mold at. Who is deputy w there are so many law would up and i bowled so or posthouse wold superstars right. I just say that. The i sold a great mood is now challenges criteria challenges over. How what. I just say that i. I do know why we would. Just turn the lighter. He's also ramos. Stereo is also. W w as a whole nap even and seventeen hold non raven vamp. He'll sting the some less goldberg everything say. Ww the argument could be made that the biggest reason nobis wfan was because wwi began so successful degeneration x began the faces of the attitude. Era the wwe. D twelve to make st walston in up to the biggest bevy faces in the business. wwe pushed youngest..
"wcw" Discussed on The Wrestling Radio by Arnob Chakraborty
"Announces that tony shuani he'd he's following aid and it could just say that attic bischoff was also the eagles on on a w i can just say about that. Wcw was telecast on tnt tbs first of all wcw. monday natural stella concert on. tnt can just say that tnt's right down to the costing aid aggressively wcw dente one pay-per-view this wcw thunder be monday. Night fidai smackdown. Aws dynamite aid your dog and just like the wcw monday nitro and wcw. Tunder was telecast on a on tnt and tvs. there's something everything okay. Wwe has never captured some multiples fans in the wrestling industry has never been has hot as it was when. Wcw debbie absolute best. There is no one big reason why. Ywca debbie a fade. One could reasonably say that there were far more than fifteen reasons for wide receiver. You fade as it did in only a fee waivers to troll matter matters that wcw promotion. That was young into the ground. Falling years of poor decisions and also a lack of long-term vision was. Wcw made may have always been this destined to fall to number two behind the wwe. The company should still exist in some capacity as of the spring of two thousand sixteen. That it doesn't is a shame as there has now been early alert placement for wcw since the company shut for shut down for good fifteen years said you do excessively the saddest thing at. I don't really miss. Wcw dose days. I think nobody can say about it loser. They do with a big win. Wwe now losing the losing the promotions degreed losing after i just stabled at w. w. was not losing ratings the viewership aberdeen and the promotional of trying to win. If you're bringing legends for one time you made on a one time for bringing a legends. But it doesn't matter that homage legend suit being up and put up on promotion for stipulations. For everything and wwe. What i just say that there are all things if you bring the w. w. legends. wc double-agents w have legends. He see doug is. Everybody should really watched what everybody knows that he came on for one day. But he's not playing a match even supposed to play a match. If w we supposed to play a magic against the legends. Ben i i pulled sable that. Yeah i think it's a good match offer longtime he's back for one moment but i see these match is a promotion. We played legends matching jassam. Many some of them can just vote that and so i will see is royal rumble also replayed nobody can say that they really never tried to put the legitimacy to the royal rumble into wrestlemania matching. Do the tap team match in saliva. 'this match what i just say w we have to exert a wonderful piece of job. Let's see number food. Hiring bret hart brad. Hard was also part of the wcw. He came and he has so many of us including goldberg goals. Tempting born say that a sting flair model. Wcw staus okay. Let's see like that. What probably seemed like no brainer. In nineteen ninety seven ultimately had a role in the demise of wcw w willing to bret hart millions of dollars. The montreal's job may never have happened without heart losing to shawn michaels in montreal as deep. The mr mcmahon corrector may never have seen the light of day st walston those would not have had. He'll authority figured.
"wcw" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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"wcw" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff
"Liked the flock out Chris. Jericho here showing up with a little drop claiming by the way he must have had his. He must've had his ticky with them and taking a laundry Bravo because he got his sticky. He had his ticky. Chris had his titty with Shirt over at Eric Bischoff DOT COM says a ticky. The back story. What areas referring to there is a famously aimlessly? Wouldn't and Eric Jerko were at odds at the end of his. WCW Ryan about you know. Would he resign or what. He not resigned. And bischoff said something like no ticky new laundry about dropping the title the to Conan so. Yeah Nice Nice. Little pull around there by the way Air BISCHOFF DOT com so many shirts over there We do have a new. One that says make wrestling unpredictable again in the word unpredictable Looks like it's Cut out letters using a ransom. No but my favorite is bish pleased. which has your cartoon face straight straight out of catering that's hilarious especially for a fat guy like me but the one I think you're most embarrassed about is It looks like a hand-drawn sign and it says Tehrik Donkey show where the big boys play. Because you introduced a whole new generation folks to Tijuana Donkey show and people were googling Matt in droves by the way do not Google that if you haven't already but do go check out Eric. BISCHOFF DOT COM. See some of those new shirts Chris. Great Air I have to hand it to looking at I I had really great air still do as a.
"wcw" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff
"I'm doing well happy New Year to you too Megan to all of our listeners on all four corners owners of the globe happy New Year Man. I'm excited about the New Year and I'm excited about today's episode because this is one of the most critical moments in the history and a story of WCW and we get some make you relive it and pain staking agony. Of course we're talking about the debut edition of Thunder and.
"wcw" Discussed on ARN
"But can be sure to get through in twenty nineteen Let's talk about Dusty Rhodes for a minute because I felt like you said something pretty very important there when he said well. You know I've been here before when I first came to Jim. Crockett and houses were down. But we saw you know what leadership proper leadership did. Eh Dusty Rhodes was the guy with the book back then now you're leaving him and the WWF and you're back here in WCW talk to me a little bit about what you thought of the committee or when you knew they were booking documentary. Had you heard that ahead of time. who in your opinion really had quote unquote the book. Well I knew I knew rick had a lot of influence. Cornet I think was on that Committee I knew he was a smart guy in a what other names you know. It was heard headed up. Obviously heard was the boss. Rick Cornell who else who else was on the committee I mean from here. It's like Kevin Sullivan and Jim Cornet. And Maybe Hey Greg Ganja and and there's been lots of people balked committee that just floated in and out but the big ones that we would hear a lot. We're only Anderson Jim Cornet ric flair. Dr Jim heard basically. You had to be named Jim to get us to get us about at the table. Well let's just say it was you know Cornet and Rick if you were to let them sit down and write to show and then do what was written. I would have been felt very good about it. But the fact that you got Jim heard at the forefront and making the final call on stuff heaven you know being pizza salesman does not put you in a position position to be a genius in this business. Whoever said that they could transfer from that industry to our industry? You know must've have been awesome. Heavy duty drugs Because he didn't know anything about our business and he would see the stars walk in and he would see Luger and staying and they all looked looked like a trillion bucks. And there's my stars okay. Well great that's your stars. Who Do you want to handle them with you? Know what programs do you WanNa WanNa do with them dotted outed outed I and he would shoot stuff down. You know I would hear horror stories about okay. They would be bringing up different talent while at gone looks looks terrible that it is our drawn money. All that guy looks great but it can't work and then you would get cornet you get rick. Where the counterpoint? Well Yeah it looks great right but you know you gotTa have somebody to work with them to make them look great. You know the guys grain and all these stories you're going back and forth and the main thing was when oh you got leadership at the very top. And they're coming up with ideas that they think is GonNa be brilliant but have no wrestling background Tom. That's where you're GONNA fail. Yeah we know that The heard years we're not always the best years and we'll get into that another time I did a quick little google search here and it looks like the The nineteen ninety very early nineteen ninety booking committee Surat. When you're there are coming back with Jim Ross Kevin Sullivan Rick flair Terry Funk and Jim Cornet it's been written that flare? Cornet and Sullivan were in charge of the matches and Jr and Fox were Georgia for the television production piece so the committee is going to be something. That's been trot several times ops throughout wrestling history and lots of people have strong opinions about whether or not it needs to be one guy and whether or not that Gosh should be on TV or should it be committee your old school. What say you do? You prefer a single source or committee. I'll tell you what. Say me here in that list of names. Knowing that gem heard such a screw up that he could throw a wrench which in the they attempted good works of those guys as brilliant as they were in the business. He was shitty idiot enough that he could screw up all their good intentions. Now that takes something my gosh. Let's talk about Kevin Sullivan Terry Funk Jim Ross RIC flair and Jim Cornet Yeah and Jim heard was able to thwart all of that. Wow that's a big word and a smooth running machine without Jim heard there. Yeah I hear that you are so unhappy to this day. Eight Pizza Hut no Brooklyn Pizza couple of miles from the house ocean. Yeah let's talk about this show It's a little controversial for whatever reason because a ric flair what hand great mood has first pinfall awesome. WCW there had been cancer. dicky's things like that but players the I got to beat Muna and he does it with a A cradle so it's a clean pan and it takes all of one minute and fifty five seconds. Wow It's been written. That may be the way Moody was handled on this show. Because that's not his only loss He's GONNA go on to lose the LEX Luger and lose to sting. So he's over three here on the evening to claim pin falls and a few. But it's been written or speculated that this is why Moody wound up leaving. WCW and Gary Hart sort of saw the writing on the wall. You've told just before the mood who had a reputation for maybe being a little lazy or a little selfish or whatever do you think I mean. Clearly they're trying to send a message here who was down on motor for him to go over three here. Well here in that for the first time. Maybe I had it all wrong. I thought he was mad about having to put me over for or the TV title shortly. Thereafter I know that there was an issue there but hey he went out on that particular day and worked Asaf and I had what we thought we had. What I thought was a very good match But no one that he got beat three times in one night. I guess you know. I doubt that it was even by design. It was just shortsightedness on. Whoever's putting the show together you know unless he had heat let me just put to this not knowing? I can't make an ignorant comment locked up unless he had heat If they were trying to wake him up there trying to wake Gary Hart up they were trying to prove a point. Not sure but it seemed like a a terrible waste of tremendous talent to have him get beat like that three times in one night. I didn't make a lot of sense to me. Let's talk about the The main event here or down to the finals and it's Ric flair and sting and they're gonNA go fifteen minutes fifty four seconds four and a quarter star match according to The Observer and flare gross with a figure four sting catches them with an inside cradle. He gets the pen so sting. Actually wins ends. The iron man tournament here at future shock and the finish of this is interesting because this is what causes you and all Lita come on down. Join Rick and you affectively offer you personally. Offer sting shot want to be in the four horsemen and. This is the first time that we see sting in this limelight where yes he just be ric flair but now immediately the horsemen are asking him to join. You gotta think that wouldn't have been the creative had totally come along and we know we're going to get the big payoff with the whole sting. flair title change. What's maybe you know? It was a a happy circumstance for staying in that regard. What did you think about these storyline ads thing to the horsemen here? Well you know you're right if tell me what it came back. The whole direction would have been different. But you're trying to trying to patch holes and you're trying to create the you know some buzz you know I would like to thank coming back was a big deal and there were gonna you know even coming back as a single still thought. The Horseman had value. I had value. And that we're going to try to build something here just backing up and were all Monday morning. quarterbacks axe and just looking at a blank screen and picture and in my mind right now I would have probably had staying wind with his Finnish not a small package. Now in our and Anderson's Mon- sitting back there watching that while he just had rick tap out to his hold Scorpion. Why God that is impressive? Why I'd like to have that guy's a horseman automate that win? A little more impactful than just a small package. That's Monday morning quarterback stuff Wouldn't have been my decision at any point but just throwing that out there and what made that a little bit bigger. You know when when you're riding shows and you're building top talent little pieces along. The way are very important. That it's building the building and escalating to Crescendo. And you know that would have been a good launching pad. I know it was different. And right out the get-go proposing doing that to stay. Probably had some people. No no no no but a few people or maybe more than a few going I never thought about that. That's that's interesting and if you get it that kind of reaction and get people interesting you get people watching. Yeah that's worth mentioning. You guys are going to pay this off tremendously the future. We're going to talk about it another time but you see the whole concept of this. Winning the tournament really becomes. Hey will now that. He's won the tournament. He's in line for a title shot. But of course these dastardly horseman who are getting cheers by the way. Because they haven't seen this group back together again and well it's just hard to hate them for long. It becomes a situation where it's like. Well we asked you to join because you're good but you don't WanNa try and take the belt off our leader of the group Ric flair. So let's just let that title shot. Pretend like that never happened. I mean that's not as important as being a horseman and of course when he doesn't relinquish the shot we're off to the races and the next year is sort of set. But I can't help but wonder just in the back of your mind you're thinking man. What if off? Because you've got to assume the original plans would have been. The Samoan Swat team would not have been in this tournament and it would have been aren't entirely. Maybe I'm off base on that but it feels like if you had the Steiner's doom the road warriors.
"wcw" Discussed on ARN
"That and As we got up and started to walk out he started pulling tennis shoes off. And I just kinda glanced at him and he went. I can't go the gym now so at least he gave us. I think you have. It was general concern that he was gonNA lose this because him going to jam was a big deal. Right and I'm a huge deal because oh so that was something. He did every television in the early afternoon. So you know we at least knew that we had had some impact and when we walked out of there You know you know it. Is You tell one person they tell a person somebody else tells the person all brain busters put their they put their notice saying you know there's a little bit of a buzz around right Well you saw the lines start to form outside of his office awesome of guys that were disgruntled. Come to find out that wanted to leave. Well the contract that we had signed with that which everyone had signed which which is almost so ridiculous. It's nobody would believe it. But it was spore ten days of one hundred fifty a day. That's that's all. We guaranteed in a year's time so fifteen hundred dollars contract rally correct. Nikolai wouldn't worth the paper. It was it was red now. Now obviously but you would have to get a lawyer and fight it and you know how that goes has pockets are deeper than your pockets and all that so. You're kind of stuck with is it But when that line kinda formed and I don't even remember who was in that line but there were some discount O- people that their money was down in two. We heard that he was heard saying you know. Tell those guys. I'm not talk. Anybody else today or something like that that these contracts tracks or legitimate. You can't just break this. You're not you know these guys aren't just going to break their contract. You know it was something like that liked liked. I won't stop this bleeding right here right and we kind of heard that second hand so that Kinda put us in a situation where you're okay. It's it's either Jewish riderless. Go three weeks later I have another meeting. We walk in and it's a different look on his face. Take as over reviewed all the figures out on. You're you're right about that. We're going to go ahead and let you put turnover Shan and we'll apply the last three weeks towards the ninety days. Wow Yeah I mean you know we were you know. At that point custom money had have not come up at all. I shorted excited again. It was like when I was what's made the decision to leave. You know Jim Crockett promotions that night. Once I had made that decision committed I started to feel good about it. 'cause I thought plenty about it and with the travel schedule up there being what it was and being dog tired and fatigued and talking to a three year old is crying on the phone on Danny. When you're GONNA come home you've been gone a long time? It was the right decision. And so context of that for a minute. You know you told me before here on the show that you know the the travel schedule was just beyond compare you know what she we're used to with. Jim Crockett promotions. And you know you had a wife and a young kid home and you re missing a lot of critical stuff because you know maybe maybe once upon a time a lot of the towns you working or drives and you were centrally located in Charlotte. Well now there's no such thing you're on an airplane every single day the first thing in the morning first flight out of five or six. AM So the quality life is way way different. Your money's down and you're missing your family. You're getting pressure from every angle here. You're not affect the roof caved in. Add One more thing to that if you can believe this now now just like it's hard to believe the fifteen hundred dollar contract. We signed somebody in their office. Came up with the bright idea that okay another the way to save money is we will fly these guys out to the first day of their loop whether that be a ten day Lou. Twelve Day loop five day Lou. Whatever it may be but will make them by their own plane ticket home? Wait a minute wait a and now you have to buy your own hair shake your head. Stick your finger in your ear ringing out yes you have to buy Your own plane ticket home. I WanNa fly you on this loop and may end with you. Ended up in Calgary Canada seven hundred dollars for back then. Now this is eighty eight eighty nine whatever the year was dollars. Seven hundred bucks. We ended up one time during this period. In Calgary it costs US seven hundred bucks to get home. The only is that immoral. That could possibly even be illegal. Who knows but it happens? It's a very real thing. So what are you supposed to think my God. You're talking about getting kicked in the ass if there was a question of if we made the right decision or not that Oughta but it up for you help me understand. I mean on some of these loops. Maybe it was a smaller. But if you're were complaining that get your money's down between road expenses of of hotels and eating on the road things like that. If you've got to pay your eight hundred dollar way home there had to be some weeks where you were just barely breaking even even leaving the House doing this. Well Yeah I mean you wouldn't do much better right and you know that's that's that's the truth and you know here's a way it Kinda shook out this was the scheduling. At that time. It was like ten days on three days off five days on own three days off and then it would start over again and it would go as much as that ten days could shoot up to seventeen seventeen eighteen days on three days off. The five days usually stayed the same. But you know we kind of did the math and it was like you're gone gone now. Twenty four days a month. The YADDA Travel Day home being had a free day and he had to start getting ready to go back on the road at third day And your take off again and it was just I mean it was skip in here and there and you name it you know there was no rhyme or reason season two the scheduling or or the rounding. It was just insane. I fumble so so let's talk about it. You put your not it's in He tries to resend it. Talks you stay and her another TV. You feel like at that point when you when you're officially out He pulls you back in and promises to fix it at the decks. TV So we've had three meetings now and now maybe because there's been and Some underground railroad action going amongst the boys and everybody's Doing the whisper campaign. He feels like he needs to set an example. Maybe that example becomes did you guys and you're on your way out. When does the whole? Hey we need to take a drug test thing. Become an issue. At based on the tally side of the equation. Well those happen periodically all the time you know drug task could be anytime just random first thing happened they wanted to get the belts off of us. Oh wait dropped him back to demolition. So make sure those were done very business like which I enjoyed working with those guys? No problem their water. Respect for both of them We got that done and we got a few weeks into this thing and here was the one that really let you know. They can do what they WANNA do. The actual drug test that tally they claim failed. Was I'd like to drug tests ago. It wasn't the last one that he had taken. Does that make sense right. So they went back and said okay. Okay well if he had failed that one wanted they continue to let them work up until the point that he took this other suppose a drug test that he failed talk. You know that that was a little honky their warranty whatever. You WanNa call it a little strange. So they said okay there were just gonna I think he had like of the three months about half that time was left. Still so they said tally home. They put Hakuna in his place. And we continued to work the bookings which was with demolition. Mostly but some other got you know few guys scattered scattered here and there for those last few weeks so tell he just went home early and said okay. I'm fine with it's fascinating to me the way this is all sort of comes together and come to a head at the same time. I know we're getting away in the weeds but obviously the drug testing you know situation has changed not just in Wbz but in all sports and not even sports just employment at the methods are are way different now what was drug testing like back in ninety nine and the WWF. What he may just this is far as the mechanics of it? I mean like you know you don't it is it is quote unquote random. Nobody gets a heads up you show up the TV or sometimes maybe thought of TV and a random guy in a lab coat approaches you and says hey nature to go fill this up a little plastic cup and then he follows you in the bathroom at that simple. Yeah you walk in. It's usually on live events and it was usually the you know like a the first day back from being off. Go say new some guys go home and party then they got sneaky and it was like the first day back you know or the last day you know like like the last day of a loop they were just walk in and there'd be a list on the wall and in the production office or wherever it was like a live event that'd be a list of names and there will be guys whereas like you said in the in the coach standing there with a Plastic Cup they would follow in the bathroom and have to watch P. and still way to cheat it that I saw I mean I didn't have that many up there is no reason for it obviously it definitely was not on the gas you can look at me Dale but you know the reason to you know to retested me very often but anyway That was big news as you could imagine also talk about how that complicates things but first let's double back and talk about demolition for a minute. He said that you know you knew you knew you needed to drop the belts the demolition and handle that very businesslike also told us when you first come into the company here girlfriend Berry Darsur. Who'd worked with Jim? Crockett promotions. He had to pull you aside and sort of give you the lay of the land with the Stahl mashes that you guys were working up there and sometimes you had to be a little selfish and things like that. He's probably had a different experience with the WWF because he was the one calling telling pulling you man or making so much money up here and then that's not exactly your experience. How often were you comparing notes with Barry about and I know that's sort of taboo and and and it's not advisable for God's to sort of trade deals like that but were you getting some feedback like hey man I got such and such for that show or hey what's yours? Look like this week or or when did you have an understanding that hey for whatever reason. Vince does not see us at the demolition level. Well prior to US quitting and you know like the the previous conversation we had gotta remember business was.
Bischoff attempts to revive the Monday Night Wars
"Where we're living out around quite a bit here but eventually it's an ask. The BISCHOFF IS GONNA make a bold move and he's GonNa put. WCW programming head to head on Monday night of against Monday night raw with Nitro when you first hear the news that hey we've got real competition and WCW on Monday night and they're going to be live every week whereas we're taping shows in advance at this point what's your what's your take on that. Do you think this is real competition or is wwe still perpetually going to be a little big brother other of of the WWF. I thought the WF headed a massive head. Start as they do right now. No company is going to threaten. WBZ market share anytime. Anytime soon. Luckily mine or your lifetime. Conrad quite frankly. But that's not a sad sad tale to tell because there's plenty of money out there revenues to to earn in the entertainment world that cutting a W for example can can enjoy enjoy and make significant profits over time. So I I just I think that On what we're talking about Tran thought this left I was thinking about something else is nitro. Oh Yeah Yeah my issue is this. I I questioned where they have the in-house personnel to pull it off in a big way and of course a lot of that stuff was You Know David Crockett part of getting a credit for some of the. Because he was one of the you know one of the producers there an onsite people but giving the staff have to gather to do the the you know to to the rigging the lighting everything I didn't know they were. They were ready to do that because everything had always been such a smaller scale Ale and then to be able to do it live every Monday. A major us a whole different world so I didn't know that that was going to be as successful as it was and it was a pleasant surprise actually because it made the business look better overall because they hate they had great production values in the show's look clean slick. You might not agree with creative. Hell that's normal. You can say that any heir any show with the the the show look good and I thought that was a step in the right direction for them. So so you could. You can tolerate a good-looking show. That might not be the greatest creative for a little longer now forever a little longer than he can. The other way around.
"wcw" Discussed on Business Wars
"On the last episode. WCW dominated Monday nights inspiring Ted Turner to give it a second primetime show on Thursdays meanwhile Vince McMahon man became wrestling fans most hated figure and pull the curtain down on WWF Day says PG entertainment a final fight looms but the biggest blows will be landed outside the ring. This is episode six down for the count. It's April Thirteenth Nineteen Ninety eight and the atmosphere backstage at the core state center in Philadelphia is electric. WWF Arise Broadcasting Live from the center and the team knows tonight could be the night the night when WCW he w loses its title for eighty three weeks in a row WCW Monday nitro has beaten wwf raw in the ratings but WCW's lead is shrinking fast last week Nitra one out by less than one hundred thousand viewers and tonight Ross serving up a three hour showcase with a new attitude. The artist formerly known as gold dust sets the tone the gender bending ending wrestler arrives in drag pretending to be the female grappler. Sabo entering the ring to fight the braided haired Nina Luna knocks gold dust down in tears off his dress and wig then the real sables storms into the ring and attacks Luna it later in the show viewers meet bow Venus who's sleazy wrestling character is an adult film star. He reclines in his dressing room wearing nothing but a towel to women's stroke his chest he winks at at the camera and promises that the rocket in his pocket will take female wrestling fans to exciting new heights next. There's a standoff between wrestler. Owen Hart right and degeneration ex gang of rule breaking wrestlers who are WWF's answer to WCW'S IN W. O. The D generation xers nominate a bad ass billy gunn to fight hard while pointing at their crotches and thrusting human hearts direction you got two words form the creative but what the audience is really waiting for us the main event of fight between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon. You See McMahon's no longer just the boss. He's now a central character in the WWF shows the evil tycoon trying to turn Austin into a suit wearing corporate drone. The monthly middle aged McMahon enters the ring in a black vest and sweatpants the crowd reacts by Chanting Austin's Three Sixteen Catchphrase Austin smiles and grabs it might have you a woman down with one arm of us in this arena but before the fight it can start a tie-dyed hippie wrestler played by Mick Foley Intervenes fully forces the clash be postponed setting the stage for the Austin in McMahon's feud to keep running for months to come that night. WCW's winning streak and four point five million households watched Roz wild antics. That's four hundred thousand more homes than Nitro the following following afternoon. WCW Boss Eric Bischoff gathers his team at WCW head office in Atlanta WWF got the better of US last night but it's their only victory in more than eighteen months we have millions of fans businesses solid and continues to grow. I'm not stopping until alive driven a stake through Vince McMahon's heart but his team knows. WWF's Ratings Win no fluke McMahon's igniting controversy traverse and making WCW. Look Tame and he's just getting started two weeks later. WWF Sends Degeneration Generation X. to Norfolk Virginia in an army jeep with a mounted gun their mission to gate crash the live broadcast of WCW Nitro atro- shadowed by a camera crew is filming it all for that night's episode of WWF Farrah on arrival. They aimed the gun at the arena. Where W you see W we'll perform that evening starts thanks after firing a blank shot they drive I towards the arenas underground loading bay but as they approach the venue security brings down the gate but the coward by a bunch of the by May the competition for Monday night is too close to call one week nitro regains lead lead then raw pulls ahead the following Monday it creates a pressure cooker battle with both companies vying to be the must watch wrestling show raw airs airs a skit where degeneration experts to blow up Turner Broadcasting. CNN's Center Bischoff hits back by challenging McMahon to get in the ring with him consider this an open invitation Vista Fan. You sell up slammed. It'll be McMahon doesn't bite instead. He just keeps keeps pushing. The limits in one pay per view presentation sable removes her top to reveal to black latex handprints covering her breasts on another show viewers are introduced to the Godfather superfly pimp who is followed into the ring by entourage of women. He calls the whole train. The company also runs with story line that ends with a Japanese wrestler pretending to castrate bow Venus with a sword but as McMahon continues to raise as the stakes with his tasteless antics bishops about to get gagged. It's July nineteen ninety eight and Bischoff has been summoned to a meeting with Turner Network Executives. He walks into a conference room inside Turner Broadcasting's Tech would campus in downtown Atlanta. He has no idea why he's here around. The long table are fifteen or more turner executives. Bischoff doesn't recognize any of them thirty. Something woman introduces herself. I'm Terry tingled senior vice president of standards and practices Mrs Terry Tingle here right thanks Bischoff. This has got to be a prank but it's not tingles job is to keep Turner Broadcasting astings programming on the straight and narrow and she's here to rein in. WCW and Bischoff from now on WCW is as a family friendly show nitro will no longer be aimed at eighteen to thirty four year old guys no more scenes with wrestlers insulting each other ahead of matches. No more Monica Lewinsky Jokes Bischoff is dumbfounded. Who are these people to be bossing him around tingle bears down harder. You also also need to send me your scripts two weeks in advance so I can review them before broadcast bishops snaps out of his shock not a chance I I we don't have scripts there outlined with bullet points and production directions second what we're doing works. That's why. WWF is copying us. If we do what you're suggesting I promise you are ratings will fall and advertising sales executive steps in what you need to understand. Eric is it our business businesses selling airtime to advertisers. They do not want to be linked to controversial shows no matter how strong ratings are even if. WCW ratings are cut in half half. We can sell more airtime. NITRO was family friendly. Bischoff browns all this. This is bullcrap regardless of what you think. This is what's happening. Bischoff leaves stunned the battle for wrestling dominance is at a crucial sean juncture and he's just been kneecapped by his own team with a WCW barred from bad language sexual references his wild stunts and anything else that could be considered unsuitable for nine year olds the WWF starts creeping ahead in the Monday night ratings with help from it's latest latest superstar wrestler Dwayne the Rock Johnson as the egotistical henchmen of Mr McMahon. The Rock is electrifying. WWF fans with his razor sharp jibes at rival wrestlers and his gimmick of referring to himself in the third person and my day hey it's January fourth nineteen ninety nine and bishops. WCW production truck at the Georgia Dome Atlanta overseeing the first Monday nitro episode of the year. He's hoping tonight will be a game changer a launchpad forgetting nitro back on threes next to make that happen. He's lined up a high profile fight between former N. W. O. Allies Hollywood Hogan and Kevin Nash a fight right that will start a story arc about the return of the N. W. O. that Bischoff hopes will reverse the sagging interest in WCW among wrestling fans bishops checking to make sure that everything's ready for the big moment when he glances at the subtitled feed of WWF raw playing on a monitor so the announcer is saying something about his Hogan vs Nash Fight Bischoff space drops as the wwf he w fs announcer reveals that Nash is going to take a die then hand Hogan the championship belt Bishop figures two can play this game. He grabs a headset and barks orders to the announcer during the live commentary. Tell the audience not to switch channels. Tell the Mick Foley will win the WWF title belt from the rock tonight. We know that because they're show isn't live moments later. The announcer issues the retaliatory spoiler. If you're even the big.
"wcw" Discussed on Business Wars
"On the last episode WCW concord Monday nights by inventing the N. w. o. a band of renegade wrestlers who WanNa take control of the company the WWF is down but not out out. It's boss. Vince McMahon is planning a comeback soaked in controversy but to make it work. He will shatter the boundaries of good taste and leave. The fans and wrestlers alike stunned. This is episode five shock tactics. It's November Fifth Nineteen Ninety six and in a conference room in midtown Manhattan in Hatton Vince McMahon is getting shooed out by USA CEO K. Koplowitz. She's on the warpath over yesterday's episode of Monday night. Aw the one where Stone Cold Steve Austin broke into the home of pistol packing Brian Pullman your stunt lit up our switchboard like time square we got not hundreds but thousands of complaints and I am sick of hearing complaints about your show. She grabs a remote control from the table and presses is play the TV behind starts playing. WWF's most outrageous moments from the past year footage androgynous wrestler gold dust pushing an opponent's on its face toward his crotch. Steve Austin giving fans the Middle Finger Roddy Piper beating gold dust with a baseball bat and promising to make a man out of him and last night's offering Brian Pill mean dropping the f word on live TV koplowitz pauses the video and turns back to McMahon. That stuff is not fun and it's not for kids not to mention. It breaches the standards in the contract that you signed with us. McMahon hold his hands up. You're Ri- You're right. We took things too far. Yesterday we wanted to get audience attention and it came across as more real than anticipated. I promise that the swearing was unintentional. That was unacceptable. I'll make public apology on the next episode but McMahon's remorse only goes so far the home invasions not help raw cut into WCW Monday nitro lead in the ratings during one quarter hour segment raw even tied with nitro convinces McMahon that he can win by outdoing WCW on outrage he figures that even if WCW chief Eric Bischoff follow suit the higher ups at Turner Broadcasting Asti will stop him even so McMahon knows. This is a high wire business strategy. He's got a dial up up the sex and violence without USA shutting him down and he's not the only man it's January nine hundred ninety seven and a police convoy heads through the dark snow covered streets in downtown Cedar Rapids Iowa behind the cops are garbage trucks and hanging off the back of the are the rebel wrestlers of the N. w. o. WCW's pretend enemies within BISCHOFF. Thanks garbage trucks trucks are a good fit for N. W. Os image gritty anti-establishment cool wrestlers cling to the dust cards whooping and cheering and trying to ignore the freezing reason cold it's twenty below zero and they're wearing jeans t shirts and leather jackets the procession of garbage truck stops at the five seasons center arena and the NWF squad swarm in through backstage door viewers at home see the w. co-stars entered the arenas swaggering and posing like a street gang leading them is Hollywood Hogan as Hulk Hogan is now no tonight right is a WCW pay per view but it's not billed as one instead. It's branded as an N. W. O. Show since its inception six months ago the N W O's renegade wrestlers have been electrifying fans. They're manufactured rebellion is lighting a fire under WCW TV ratings live ticket sales and merchandising revenues black t-shirt stamped with the WWL's quite spray painted logo are are now must have items for WCW fans WCW thought would lose a million dollars nineteen ninety-six but thanks to the N. W. wwl it delivered profits of more than three point five million dollars now bischoff wants to build on that momentum he plans to split WCW and N. W. O. into two separate wrestling promotions. WCW shows will cater to the the PG FAMILY AUDIENCE IN W. O. Will be the alternative for young adults together. They will assault the WWF from two fronts. It's Bischoff hopes this dual attack will push the WWF into being too edgy for families but to juvenile for everyone else however for the plan to work. He's got to be sure the N. W. O. can stand alone from the WCW and that's what tonight all about over the next two and a half hours viewers get a taste of wrestling in W. O. style. There's is an industrial looking set in strobe lights explosions thundering drums and crunching guitar riffs. It's enough to make the everyday families in the Iowa arena look like hostages in Maryland Manson video. As the show continues the audiences expression slowly changes from bewildered two board. They expected a wrestling show instead. They're enduring cringe. Inducing sideshows like the Miss in W. O. contest where local Nicol female bikers straddle motorcycles while answering Innuendo laden questions by the main event. The audience seems half asleep. They chat among among themselves in cheer halfheartedly. Even the firecrackers signaling the entrance of Hollywood Hogan failed to ignite any enthusiasm when Hogan celebrates his victory by Yanking off his opponents trucks to expose his buttocks comatose crowd barely responds the pay per view use sales compound the disappointment only one hundred and seventy thousand people paid for the show far below. The two hundred and fifty thousand buys the average. WCW would you pay per view gets. It's a setback that forces. Bischoff to shelve his plan to crush the WWF between the WCW and the end of what you owe but while Bischoff hits a roadblock in Iowa Vince McMahon has been making friends. It's February twenty fourth nineteen ninety-seven and backstage at the Manhattan Center in New York City. WWF Announcer Jerry lawler is trying to wrap his as head around McMahon's latest stunt. I don't get why do you want easy w here they're small enough to live in an F. R. McMahon's has been flirting with the idea of bringing extreme championship wrestling onto his show for months EC. W is an underground wrestling promotion that works out of a former Bingo Bingo Hall in Philadelphia and it's one a cult following with its brutal anything goes brand of wrestling McMahon peers over his thin rim spectacles at the round-faced ex-wrestler yes easy. W. Isn't on par with us not even close but they bring energy and unpredictability. We need that EC. CW will also show viewers what a sham in W. O. is. I still don't like it. I hate what they do good. It's supposed to be a rivalry rate. US THAT E C W matches vicious and bloody wrestlers battled rings with Matt's covered in thumb tacks in ropes made a barbed wire wrestlers have been set on fire bashed with frying pans cut with knives and punctured with staple guns. One fighter Hadarim stubbed a cigarette out on his opponents. I the cigarette incident was faked. Given the promotions reputation for violence. The crowd left the match convince. It was real. McMahon doesn't want anything that extreme but he does want e C. W Street cred to RUB OFF ON. WWF HALF IN RETURN E C W gets to hawk its first ever pay per view to the million plus viewers of Monday night raw eight minutes into that night's show the e C W invasion begins to e CW wrestlers storm into the Ring Ravis Rabba scared looking ring attendant and kick him to the floor next a man wearing a black trenchcoat in baseball cap enters the rate. He's Paul Hainault the boss of e c w what did I tell you McMahon after the dramatic entrance Heyman joins McMahon and lawler at the ringside announcers desk as viewers watch a mix of WWF matches and safe for Primetime E C. W belts the three announcers trade insults. Hey McMahon. I gotTa tell you something you and I could announcer. WWF thing does not work out for you. Yeah we give you a job any joke crossover with E C. W doesn't didn't do much for Ross ratings but it sends a message to hard core fans that WWF is moving on from its reputation as a kids wrestling show and it's just as well because the WCW is about doing crease the pressure. It's summer nineteen nineteen ninety-seven and in the C. N. N. center in Atlanta. WCW Boss Eric Bischoff and a group of senior Turner Broadcasting Executives are grappling with Ted head-turners latest edict Turner's so pleased with Monday nitro ratings that he's decided there should be a second prime time. WCW You show he wants a live two hour broadcast every Thursday to soak up AD dollars from car dealerships movie studios and other advertisers. That's been big in the.
"wcw" Discussed on Business Wars
"It's February twentieth nineteen ninety-six and in Huntington West Virginia Hall and his close Pow Kevin Nash or in the showers cleaning up after a WWF TV. Taping Hall Leans over and let's Nash in on his plan with my contract ends in two months. I'm Outta here I'm going to. WCW Mesh shocked hall is closest buddy in the WWF. Actually giving you seven hundred fifty k. a year guaranteed and get this. I'll do no more board than one hundred and twenty shows a year nashes jaw drops. WWF wrestlers only get paid when they perform to earn that much money in the WWF he'd need to be its biggest star and do at least three hundred shows a year hall smiles at his friend. You know you should come with me eight days later. Nash resigns from the WWF after securing his own lucrative deal with Turner's crew in Atlanta with Hall and Nash Heading for the Exit McMahon's fury at Turner Boils over by mid-march McMahon's using his billionaire Ted sketches to issue a call to arms to WWF fans one sketch urges viewers to call them the Federal Trade Commission to block Turner Broadcasting's proposed merger with Time Warner the following day. Ed McMahon is summoned to the Manhattan headquarters of the USA Network the cable network that broadcasts raw when the WWF Sheaf entered the Conference Room USA CEO Koplowitz is at the head of the table wearing a red business suit around the table. Are Her senior executives. She narrows her eyes at the Dimple Chin. WRESTLING MOGUL VINCE BILLIONAIRE TED is finished. Hang hang on hang on there. This is my show and it's on my network. It's finished Turner Broadcasting Controls fifteen percent of the cable stations serving USA. I will not jeopardize access for your childish spat. I will wash my hands of you in an instant. Is that clear McMahon nods. He can't risk losing his prime time slot on. USA Koplowitz isn't done yet. Though from now on you will send us raw scripts in advance. McMahon man opens his mouth to object. KOPLOWITZ slaps him down. Really you want to argue with me on this. Maybe you forgotten that your show's those ratings are in the PISS. McMahon slowly shuts his mouth. It's memorial Royal Day. Nineteen ninety-six and Eric Bischoff is driving through the streets of Macon Georgia. He's heading to the Macon Coliseum were tonight's edition of Nitro is being filmed and he's got Scott Hall in the passenger seat as he drives bischoff talks hall through his entrance. I want you to interrupt. Steve Dolls fight with lawler you enter the ring thing demand. Mike and Start spouting off hall nuts. I want you angry. Tell the crowd how. WCW disrespected you and now you come to get revenge. Okay say you're bringing a friend but do not mention your name or Nashes. I want people to think you're still razor. Ramon nashes ashes still diesel. I want them to be unsure whether you're still with the WWF hall nods again okay but but where's this angle going you you were. Nash will be the outsiders a rebel faction that wants to take over. WCW three hours later Paul invades the ring chewing toothpick shock ripples through the crowd the mainstream media largely ignores developments in the wrestling world so most of the audience still think he's with the WWF as the crowd boos hauled smears into the camera and delivers a warning to bishop and the W did you see W I got a challenge for him for billionaire tent for the not Zoll Man Dan and for anybody else in Awe WCW who you want to go to war you want a war you get.
"wcw" Discussed on Business Wars
"On the last episode Vince McMahon battle to nurse the WWF back to financial health as WCW owner owner Ted Turner declared all out war now W C W is determined to end WWF's long reign as TV's wrestling champ up with Monday nitro. This is episode Fort New World Order. It's November nineteenth nineteen ninety-five and fourteen thousand baying wrestling fans are in the US air arena in landover Merrill. They're here for WWF. Annual survivor series show which is also being broadcast across the nation as a twenty five five dollar pay per view as the fans cheer on the action up in the B. I. P. Booth Michael Workman's on a charm offensive or Atlanta's. WWF VP the of distribution and he's entertaining group of TV executives from Canada. His mission is to reassure them that WWF his family friendly a lot of the fights are just wacky fun with crazy over the top characters that kids like but with WCW luring away older fans with Edgier your action the WWF has to walk a fine line to keep both audiences Canadian TV stations have been talking about only broadcasting being violent shows after nine pm if that happens to WWF will it can kiss Canada's preteen viewers and the AD dollars. They generate goodbye. Ortmann already checked the script for tonight. Show good clean fights just what he needs to sell wwf Canadians but what he's not been told is that WWF boss Vince McMahon has made a last minute change the Canadians watch such as a tall wrestler with a greasy main of black hair enters the rape portman gives the executives the lowdown on the action. That's killing Nash. His ring name is diesel. He's fighting Bret Hart tonight. The Canadians nod at the mention of WWF biggest star Bret Hart hearts Canadian in back home. He's a national hero moments. Later Heart Bounds into the ring dressed in a bright pink Leotard Nash quickly dominance. He sends part crashing onto the mat part tries to get up but nash stops hardens lower back heart rides in agony around around the mat before tumbling out of the ring but Nash isn't letting off he climbs over the roads grabs a metal chair and advances just toward heart as the Canadian TV executives widsom. VIP Booth Nash thrashes part with a chair Portman Ortmann gives them an awkward grin of course this is a paper view and a pay per views are edgier. We don't put this sort of thing being in free. TV shows after the show. Werthmann hunts McMahon down backstage. What was that out there. How was I supposed to explain that to the Canadians Canadians McMahon drapes his arm across wortman shoulder. The guys just got carried away. He won't happen again. I promise but this was not just unchecked exuberance faced with the threat from WCW McMahon's making changes to counter WCW edgier image. He's adding some grit to WWF's formula. He's also streamlining his roster. McMahon wants to cast WCW WCW as the retirement gig for aging has bins and make WWF has the place with the best new wrestling talent among the first to go is Deborah Micheli the WWF women's champion. She immediately phones WCW boss Eric Bischoff off. I was hoping you might have a place for me. Bischoff is about to say he'll think about it when he has brainwave. Now hold up. I I don't remember you losing the women's belt. You still got it yeah good. You're in and bring the belt with you. Ah Listen. I'm not so sure about the bell you come with the belt or you don't come at all your choice in. December nineteen ninety-five five Celli turns up on WCW Nitro Belt in hand she spurns the old persona McMahon Gaber and dumps her. WWF title belt into a trash can fellow wrestlers are appalled by this done to them treating a championship belt like that added a sacrilege but for the viewers at home. It's another water cooler moment that evening. WCW's Nitro nope narrowly beats WWF's raw in the ratings for the third week in a row. It's New Year's. Here's Day nineteen ninety-six and WWF headquarters in Stamford Connecticut Vince McMahon's got new orders for Rawes production team. We're going on the attack. We're doing a series of comedy sketches during Rocco Billionaire Ted every week. It'll highlight how WCW just a bunch of WWF rejects. What are the production team looks doubtful. Why are we telling all our viewers. There's another wrestling show they can watch. Being man is in budging. It'll be great. I think it'd be the funniest skit we've ever done. I can see Ted Turner and a cheap suit and a toupee Hulk Hogan using a Walker Macho. Oh man reborn as Nacho man the following Monday viewers of raw meat Ted Turner's Doppler billionaire Ted aimable in the sketch he and his team bat around ideas for WCW's new slogan. How about this is where the good ole boys play or even just the old boys always play who you call an old brother? What did I just tell you guys. This is now time to start telling the truth yes. Nacho man and how about this is with big boys please. I liked that as just dishonest enough to work. What if the sketch only convinces Bischoff that he's got. WWF on the ropes he always assume that WCW was destined to be the Pepsi Cola wrestling always the runner up never the champion but now now nitro was matching raw in the ratings and ticket sales for WCW live events have grown from hundreds to several thousand show once what's bishops only goal was to make WCW profitable but now that the fights going his way he's out to crush WWF. Well you F but to do that. He needs a solid lead in the TV. Ratings BISCHOFF believes television is the path to victory victory if he can win on TV then revenues from advertisers pay per view buys live shows and merchandising will follow what he needs is a story arc that will keep people hooked on Nitro like the one he recently saw Japan. The country's top to wrestling companies collaborated on a joint storyline where the wrestlers went to war with each other to establish who was the greatest the fans loved it but Bischoff knows McMahon would never green light a WCW verses wwf crossover so when when Bischoff here's that wrestler Scott Hall is fed up with the constant tours and backbiting within the WWF he sees an opportunity hall is one of the brightest stars of WWF new generation a two hundred eighty seven pound wrestler with a five o'clock shadow in curl dangling down his forehead with Hall Bischoff could create the impression that WWF is invading WCW.
"wcw" Discussed on Business Wars
"On the last episode a steroid scandal engulfed the WWF breath scaring away family viewers and advertisers alike but while Vince McMahon's been busy battling to repair WWF battered image a new the threat is emerging and that's because after years of false starts Ted Turner's WCW is finally ready to rumble. This is episode three Primetime. It's April title Nineteen ninety-four and Vince McMahon and one of his top executives are in the living room of his Penthouse Condo in Boca Raton Florida on the coffee table in front of them is a faxed copy of the contract. WCW's offering Hulk Hogan the celebrity wrestler is now just a signature away from joining WCW W. But Hogan wants to give the man who made him a superstar a chance to keep him so he sent the contract to McMahon Bay demand can barely believe his eyes as he skims over the contract two million dollars for six months work. McMahon's sinks into his couch. The WWF executive turns to his boss. You gotTa make a counteroffer no no we can't afford to match that deal. Let alone beat it. McMahon's colleague isn't surprised ever since Dr George Zaharias conviction in Nineteen ninety-one for illegally supplying steroids to wwf wrestlers McMahon's wrestling promotions spin in a tailspin the glory two years of the nineteen eighties or long gone the bumper profits. WWF once made from pay per views ticket sales and merchandising are evaporating writing fast. WWF's TV shows are losing viewers to in the past twelve months one hundred local TV stations have taken wwf off the air and with its national reach and reputation crumbling major advertisers are leaving to with its revenues and in profits falling wwf cutting cost to the bone there have been so many layoffs that whole floors of the company's headquarters are now empty. Live events are being dialed back. Salaries are being slashed by as much as forty percent staffers or even being encouraged to bring their own pens and pencils to work. Losing Hogan is a hard blow but McMahon covers with his usual Bravado Hogan's forty for Christ's sake. He's yesterday's. Today's guy. He's not worth. We need to focus on developing the next generation of wrestlers not that being manned can dwell on the hoaxers exit for along. He's got a more urgent concern. Staying out of Prison Sean O'Shea the assistant. US Attorney in New York Org is itching to put McMahon behind bars. He's been crawling all over McMahon and the WWF for months demanding company records questioning Xinning employees and probing their finances now the thirty something prosecutors persuaded a grand jury to indict McMahon for conspiring with Doctors Orian Torian to supply wrestlers with Steroids McMahon is pleading his innocence but the pressure's getting to him he worries that O'Shea will find some way to turn the jury against him in court destroying him his family and everything that he's worked so hard to build but as McMahon braces himself for the worst. WCW is on the verge of a breakthrough July Seventeenth nineteen ninety four and at the Orlando Orlando Arena in Florida. WCW's annual bash at the beach pay per view is underway. The arenas packed with fourteen thousand frenzied fans. They're they're all here to witness a wrestling title fight they've been playing out in their imagination for years a clash between WCW champion Ric flair and five-time. I'm WWF champion Hulk Hogan and now that the two men both worked for WCW that dream fight is finally about to happen. Ric flair would have to admit it all the batches his head and he's made some great one fifth the biggest names as pyrotechnics explode flare enters the arena he strides to the ring wearing a flowing purple bathrobe covered enough sequence to make liberace jealous next Hogan makes his WCW debut wearing a banana yellow Bandanna with matching tank top trunks he hauls himself into the ring cups his hand to his ear on on Q. His fans wore even of course the outcome of this fights already decided but that doesn't make the scripted twists and turns any less thrilling layer pins Hogan face down on the Mat as the referee starts counting him out but then before the third and final count Hogan breaks free and throws flare out of the Rick flair gets back within the Roach said delivers liberty punch after punch to Hogan Hogan barely registers the blows Blair's manager intervenes she heads to the ringside and flings him set of brass knuckles he puts them on and not spoken down with a powerful punch but Hogan doesn't stay down for long. He gets gets up. Slaps flared the Matt then delivers his famous leg drop move to claim victory but it's not just a victory for Hogan Hogan. It's also a victory for WCW. More than two hundred and thirty thousand homes bought the pay per view. It's WCW'S SEE WS biggest earner in years but Vince McMahon's much too busy to focus on WCW triumphant pay per view performance. It's July Twentieth Nineteen Ninety four and in a long island courthouse in Uniondale New York. The closing arguments in the case against McMahon are underway prosecutors Sean O'Shea paces before the jury in his pin striped suit. This is about a corporate drug pusher. This corporation conspired to pump up their wrestlers with a chemical cocktail performance enhancing drugs to keep their cash registers going. It's shameful. It's illegal after O'Shea finishes. WWF Attorney Jerry McDevitt springs to his feet. You've just heard some harsh rhetoric from the government and that's because if you don't have evidence you fall back on tough off language to support your case. The truth is the government has not produced any evidence of a violation of the nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight law against non-medical trafficking trafficking of anabolic steroids the WWF never hired doctors a hoary and after the law changed and before one thousand nine hundred eighty eight it was not not illegal to buy and possess steroids for personal use but the final words go to say he rises with fury in his is is determined to land a knockout punch before the jury retires they say we investigated the WWF because we don't respect wrestling but do you you know who has no respect for wrestling Vance McMahon. He used wrestlers like slabs of meat. He pumped them up with steroids for profit traffic. McMahon and his legal team are stunned by Shays fiery closing statement until now they thought they'd shredded the government's flimsy flimsy case but the viciousness of O'Shea spinal words worrisome. There's no telling how the jury might respond two days later. McMahon is back in court. The jury has reached a decision as the jurors entered the courtroom. McMahon braces himself for the worst.
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"Grinning Eric Bischoff the executive vice president of WCW Bischoff hopes today will be the day when he convinces the world's most famous wrestler to come work for him he elites Hogan to the elevators and presses the call button. When the elevator doors open the skinny businessman inside steps back his jaw drops at the side of the six foot seven inch three hundred pounds superstar in spandex Hogan looms over him unintentionally imposing you go up up the man gulps and nods Hogan and Bischoff step inside is the man presses up against the back wall of the elevator moments later they arrive on the fourteenth floor the executive suite of Turner Broadcasting The parent company of CNN Hogan and Bischoff Stripe down the corridor to Ted Turner's Corner Corner Office the cable TV moguls eyes light up the moment he sees Hogan Turner loves wrestling and getting Hogan would be a major coup who he's determined to make it happen whatever the cost missed a Hogan? What a pleasure to meet you. I have long admired the work you do. Hogan's smiles at Turner likewise brother the moment they sit down. Turner starts gushing about wrestling he recalls how he started Turner Broadcasting Casting in one thousand nine sixty nine buying Atlanta TV station we had just one show we could depend on for ratings and advertisers that show was Georgia Championship ship wrassling wrassling. TV Ratings winner always has been always will be. That's why I bought WCW. I want the Bass wrassling show around and that's why I want you. Hogan is well aware that Turner wants him. WCW's offering him two million dollars alerts for six months work plus a juicy slice of pay per view sales the timing's good for Hogan to his New TV series thunder in Paradise Paradise is losing viewers fast. A high profile return to the ring could give the series a much needed boost well brother I am. I am also very excited about this. Deal real excited. I like you. I liked this guy. Eric here and I like what you're offering so send my attorney. The contracts and outside on the dotted line smiles break out across the room but it's Bischoff who's happiest of all he knows. WCW needs needs star power to have any chance of challenging the WWF but now he's got Hogan. He needs to find a way to weaponize awesome. Business Wars is sponsored by audible audible has the world's largest selection of audio books and and audio entertainment including audible originals audible originals are stories created exclusively for audio including documentaries exclusive audiobooks and scripted shows that you can't hear anywhere else right now. I'm listening to an audible original called it burns the scandal-plagued race to breed the world's hottest Chili. Sometimes sometimes you just need to hear a story that completely jolt you out of your own head in this one is really doing that for me. It's wild. It's funny. It's about so much more than Chili's with convenient audible APP. You can listen anytime anywhere on any device Mobile Alexa Enabled Bluetooth and more as a member you can easily exchange any title you don't love at any time plus you get to keep your library of listens. Even if you cancel start listening with a thirty day audible trial choose one audio book and into audible originals absolutely free visit audible dot com slash. BWI or text B W two five hundred five hundred that's audible dot com slash vw or text B W two five hundred five hundred from what I'm David Brown and this is business wars.
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"It's February nineteen ninety-three and in CNN center in Atlanta WCW executive producer cowboy bill watts lots is riding up the elevator. Turner Broadcasting's executive suite he exits the elevator strides down the quarters of the buildings fourteenth fourteenth floor and enters the Office of Bill Shaw. Shaw is the senior executive at Turner Broadcasting who oversees WCW and he's not happy as what's takes. His seat shop pushes a sheet of paper across the desk him. You want to explain this breath. Watts picks up the sheet of paper. It's a faxed copy of an interview he did for a wrestling newsletter in Nineteen ninety-one. A paragraph is marked with yellow highlighter the part where watts defends in nineteen sixties restaurant owner who opted to shut down his Atlanta eatery rather than comply with a court order to serve African Americans well. I don't deny that I said that but anyone who thinks I'm a big is an idiot. I believe in freedom. He should have the freedom to discriminate. Shaw glares. What's the cowboy gets gets the message. You know what I'm done with this. Damn business. I'm out its May nineteen ninety-three and and there's a new face in Shaw's office guy who resembles a bulked up Ken doll he's Eric Bischoff and he wants to fill the cowboys now empty boots on paper. Bishop shouldn't stand a chance at becoming. WCW's executive producer. He's their promotions backup announcer a guy so low in the pecking order that Shaw had never heard of him until his resume landed on his desk but shaw's curious. He wants to know why Bischoff reckons he could run the show a ride Eric. This is your moment. Tell me how are you going to fix. WCW BISCHOFF straightens up and makes his case the old ways won't work if they did all those regional promoters the WWF wiped out would still be around. We need to you think like a TV production company not a wrestling promotion. We need production values to match. WWF and we can't just focus on the south to beat WWF. We've got to think and Act National Shaw Notch P agrees wholeheartedly with Bishops Analysis Alice's okay. So how would you take. WCW Out of the red and into the black we cut back on live events every time we do one. We lose money. That's going to continue until we sort out the TV shows. Maybe we stopped live shows altogether shaw smiles. He's impressed by bishops bold old ideas although he feels that stopping live events completely is a step too far a few days later. Bischoff gets the job but now that he's talked his way into. WCW's driving seat. He's got to deliver its fall. Nineteen ninety-three and Bischoff is is at Disney World in Orlando Florida but he's not on vacation instead. He's touring Disney. MGM Studios. He's been hunting for a permanent TV suit location for WCW for weeks and now he's found the ideal home. It's facilities are first rate. It's Disneyworld location means. There will always be a studio audience on hand. Bischoff also loves that. WCW's TV shows could open with the words coming to you from the Disney Disney Mgm Studios in Orlando Florida but he's getting ahead of himself he might wanNA bring wrestling to Disneyworld but Disney isn't sure it wants this is muscle heads hanging around the magic kingdom a couple of weeks later bishops back in Orlando trying to convince a conference room full of Disney executives to let WCW through their gates but it's not going well. Several of the executives have turned around in their seats putting their backs to him bischoff soldiers on. I promise you that. WCW is very much a family friendly production. It won't be out of place in Disneyworld the Disney any team looked doubtful bischoff can sense the opportunity slipping away from him but then out of the blue one Disney executive. You've come to the rescue. I know this is outside our comfort zone but I think this could be good at the studio will be in constant use generating income plus. I think it will be an added attraction for guests. The intervention defrosts the room after more discussion. Russian the Disney executives agree to let. WCW used the studio but there are conditions. We don't want wrestlers wandering around the theme park frightening our guests they get bussed in and out each day and they don't leave the studio when here and the curtains on the bus windows must be drawn so people. I don't see them arrive. Bischoff interrupts noted the curtains. I'll accept the rest but I that's going too far. The Disney executives confer briefly fine fine no curtains. I think we have a deal getting into Disneyworld is a big boost for Bischoff but an even bigger boost it is just around the corner thanks to Rick flair earlier that year he quit. WWF to rejoin w will you see W after McMahon started pushing younger wrestlers to the four fifths December nineteen ninety-three and flares in the living room of his Atlanta home putting bags of ice on his strained muscles last night the brash wrestling star foot in one of the greatest performances of his career a roller coaster championship ship fight with rival wrestler Baiter that had the audience of WCW Star Kate pay per view on the edge of their seats as he applies another the rice bag his phone rings. He reaches over and grabs the handsome. This is rick. Hey records the huckster last night brother. Wow Wow you nearly had me crying. It was so good they suck. Tell me brother what's going on in. WCW That's creating shows. How's that good flare sinks back into the couch well? We've got this new guy in charge names Eric Bischoff. He's got some really great ideas. After a moment of silence Hogan response. You should give me his number. It's two in the morning. The following day and and Bishoff is awakened by a phone call her Eric Bischoff speaking. He recognizes the voice on the line immediately Brunner honor. We should talk it's Hogan and he's about to give Bischoff in the WCW the Lego. They Been Frayne for on the next episode. hulkamania comes to Atlanta Vince McMahon Vases prison and Ted Turner declares all out war from wondering this in business wars hope. You enjoyed this episode. Please subscribe on spotify stitcher apple podcast Google podcast iheartradio or wherever you get your podcast casts you'll find a link on the episode notes just tap or Swipe the cover art and you'll see some offers from our sponsors. You can support our show by supporting them. We hope you yeah well. If you like what you've heard we would love it. If you give us a five star rating and tell your friends how to subscribe to another way you can support by answering a short survey at wondering dot Com. 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Silver King, Lucha Libre Wrestler, Dies in Ring at London Match
"The silver. King is dead. Former WCW wrestler, Silver King has died after reportedly suffering a medical issue as they put it in the ring during a show in London. Fifty one year old whose real name is Cesar Barone passed away following an incident at the roundhouse venue in east London in front of a horrified. Audience baron was performing at the greatest show of Lucia libra with former WWE cruiserweight star Giunta good era. Sure when tragedy struck their own was performing and footage of the social media shows from sh- shared on social media shows Baronne claps in the ring as with Guerrero, attempting to roll him over to pin him as part of the show before realizing something's gone horribly wrong. And they haven't Zack's exact cause of death. But probably. Heart
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"Hey, listen. Not with me. Happy. New con- with big is Troy from talk nerdy to me with your daily Noubir giving you all the news that's fit to know. We're going to start with statues. Sideshow prime. One studios has new logo deluxe statue out sting is a monster is thirty nine inches tall. He has couple interchangeable handing down his laser rifle a shotgun orange us, behold a cigar. The other hand, of course has his icon of chain in hook. This statue also has dog between his legs down here at the bottom. And if you know logo, you know he loves his space dolphins and those are on the side there. Movable it is a huge statute limit. Seven hundred fifty pieces made the price is going to be up there. It's a one thousand eight hundred ninety nine. You can pre-order it right now is coming out the end of twenty nineteen beginning of twenty twenty and. They have a payment plan so you don't have to pay it all at once. You can make payments. Okay. If you're near a local comic shop that has is going to be participating local comic shop day, which is going to be November seventeenth. They have released to the special comics are coming out. Local comic shop day usually has exclusive comics for those participating stores. One of those is alien cz three, William Gibson's alien, three, unproductive screenplay. That in the I'm looking at it, the cover looks pretty good. It is going to be a part of one of the alien things that were not produced good story. The another book that was leased was image. Comics is going to be putting out a hardcover collection of the first six issues of Gideon falls by Jeff Lemaire. Getting falls pretty popular comic special. You can pick it up exclusive collection in hardcover. That's hard to pass up. So comic shop day go to your local comic store in CBO picking up November seventeenth, which is a Saturday, no skew should work. Video game players the WWE to k nineteen. His revealed some of their roster if you like the old eighties, nineties throwback, wrestlers you're going to be very happy, the WWF WCW era. They're bringing in. Tons of the old care designing rowdy. Roddy piper. Jake, the snake Roberts Ted DB Ozzy the million dollar man ultimate warrior ravishing Rick rude, Mr.. Perfect. DP Bret Hart leader and Ricky steamboat dragon, just the name of few. They are saying they still have a few more to announce for this than game will become an out Tober fifth. So if you're a wrestling video game fan, you don't wanna pick up w w e two k nineteen on October. Fifth. Stephen King fans, you're good. You're getting a lot of Stephen King lately. Well, they're doing some more. They're going to remake pet cemetery. If you're familiar repet- cemetery, that's the the show where the guys kid this year be spoilers books out forever and so's the first movie guys kid is he buries him in the. Indian burial ground which is supposed to bring them back to life and it does, but it brings them back different something wrong with them. So just looking at how they upgraded it from the first interruption of the movie that came out to the one just killed it. The box office is past year. I'm thinking pet cemetery will be the same thing. It's they're saying if he loved the book ago, the movie. So I'm thinking it's going to stay pretty true to the story. It was a very, very freaky. Scary book. I can't wait to see how they're going to make this modernize pet cemetery, but we'll have to wait till April fifth of twenty nineteen to see this movie. Okay. Gnocchi been reading affinity wars. You've seen that they have a kind of. A weird offshoot from that cone, Infinity warps were Gamarra's. She's gotten them vanity stones, and she's kind of folded the universe in on itself. And a lot of the characters have been combined merged as you had cabinet. American doctor strange were merged form soldier supreme thorn. Ironman merged, have iron hammer, and they revealed a new one. Just the other day wolverine was merged with Emma frost. His appearance didn't really change much still has the wolverine look except the. He's got the blonde hair a got the Pat. He's wearing a passionate like he did when he was when he was patched. I patch. The big differences you tell him his speech patterns is much got much more manners speaks more eloquently, but those still moving in, he gets his rage every once in a while. So if you like the idea of them merging two characters for a new one. There. He go Infinity warps with a p. they're doing and they've got other ones too, like they have ghost panther weapon Hex. Wolverine is not the only one to get merged bunch of our if that's your thing than you want to pick up infinitive warps. Okay, Batman. If you've been reading Justice league, you saw Batman is just been decimated. I mean, lex Luther. When he had the totality doorknob, he crushed Batman, broke all his arms legs. This left him in a bad way. And you saw the last Justice league issue. He had a a full body, armor suit that allowed him to keep moving around even though pretty much most the bones as body were were broken. He's gone one step further. Now he has his own little hover wheelchair. So he looks a lot like professor x with a big bat symbol on his chest. Sure. He's still pretty deadly. Even with that full body armor, he wolf to bunch of of legion of doom. He was pretty instrumental and then justly getting the totality away from lex Luther on. Now, he's taking easy. He's he's sitting instead of standing. But this, this hover chairs pretty armored up. I'm sure he's got it full of all kinds of weapons. So certainly Justice league. You're gonna see a bad just won't stop fighting and they're getting the totality transfer out how to get it to fix the source law. 'cause it's supposedly a battery used for creating universes. So they to figure out how to use it to fix our multi-diverse. Justice league Scott Snyder for you going with this. Don't worry that one to you. Okay. Harvey awards, their New York Comecon. They're going to have the presentation of twenty eighteen hall of fame in duck dis. It looks like there's only two of now, Dave Gibbons, if you tell me that's because he was the artist on the watchman. Alan Moore was the guy with the story. Dave Gibbons brought it to life on the page. He's at other stuff, but that's what is most known for. You know, he doesn't work on green lantern give me liberty and Kingsman, but he's getting a Harvey award at near Comecon during the thirtieth an award ceremony, October fifth. That's going to be end all bras chest. Yeah. Ross Chaz is going to get an award also. She'll be inducted. She did a lot of work for the New Yorker. She's also received the Reuben award, which is a pretty high award. So we've got those two pretty prominent people being inducted into the Harvey awards hall of fame, they both deserve it. Congratulations. The Oscars. There's
Former WWE Star Vader Dies Aged 63
"Right now it's time to really let you know what is really trending online this afternoon the mile high club trending a man and a woman were caught having relations in the back of a plane on its way to mexico and now the video has gone viral maybe more ways than one i g tv trending that stands for instagram television it's going to be a new hub on that social media platform instagram and it's going to be dedicated to long form video creators can upload clips between fifteen seconds and sixty minutes long we'll be interesting to see what people do with that all yes donny it's the twenty first century i'm sorry added to the list of things i will never bothered with donna you still have a foot from for crying out loud hey bug it's got big numbers dominator trending the first photos of linda hamilton in characterised sarah connor on the set of the upcoming six terminator movie have been published she is looking fierce by the way with the short white bob and aviator glasses the movie is out in theaters next year also trending would be vaber former wwe and wcw wrestler big van vader has passed away at the age of sixty three and fans are putting up many dedications and memorials to the late wrestler online today that's a turning here at mytalk now you know what we now see more at mytalk one zero seven one dot com.