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Mike Gallagher Runs Into 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:52 min | 3 weeks ago

Mike Gallagher Runs Into 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair

"If you're watching us on Salem news channel, this guy comes down the aisle and he sits next to me right across the aisle and he's got all these big expensive rings on and a big gold watch and he's an older gentleman with like very flamboyant. He's got like a blue Paisley sport coat that looked like like he's in show business. And everybody in the plane is talking about him. Everybody's watching him. Everybody's looking at him and my seatmate really nice guy. He was a criminal defense attorney from Pittsburgh, Steve was my seat mate who didn't have a mask on incidentally, so I didn't have to ask and I know people got mad at me 'cause I was ready to ask if it was a little old lady with the mask on. Would you feel more comfortable if I wore a mask? Now that we don't have a mask mandate for now, but I'd have to worry about that. And nobody had a mask on, including the guy. So if you're watching on the Salem news channel, we'll try to put the first sneaky picture up. I snuck a picture, the poor guy is like closing his. If you can see him over my shoulder, kind of white hair blond white hair and then after I realized who he was and the guy next to me says, that's Rick nature boy flair. That's a superstar of the W and I think he was a superstar back in the day when it was still the WWF, right? World Wrestling Federation. Yep, Ric Flair, so he's a great guy. He was polite to everybody nice, great personality, and then I took a selfie with him and it's so funny. The selfie is even funnier because there's a guy behind me that looks like where's Waldo and he's looking over my right shoulder. It's the creepiest picture, but Ric Flair was very gracious, I said, mister flair, which he has not called me mister flair, I'm Rick.

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Talk Is Jericho

05:00 min | 6 months ago

"wwf" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"And John Cena, personality wise, very different from the Austin on and on. So you needed to have that extra piece that Hogan had. And in wrestling, it was going to be hard for us to find a whole Cogan for every generation. So Russ needed to be built on other things, whether it was whatever with the action or the charisma or the personalities, it had to be other things it was. And in the 60s and 70s, every territory had a different style because of the talented hat and the proclivity and preferences of the promoter running it. It was never going to be just one thing. You weren't just going to replace Hogan with somebody else because to Hogan's credit, he had an X Factor that, I mean, nobody has that chance, no matter what we say about John Cena or whoever. Yeah, last question for you guys. Let's play fantasy what if which is always interesting to do? Let's say Vince does get convicted and he has to go to jail for, I don't know, let's say two years. What do you think would have happened with the WWE? And I'm sure he still would have been able to make some decisions from behind bars or whatever. But do you think the company would have stayed okay until Vince got out? Would have crumbled? What do you think would have happened? I think it would have lost TV stations and I think it would have crumbled might be too strong a word, because it even then, you know, you remember this is 94 and Vince didn't really turn it around until the scenes of the turnaround were in 97, but the turnaround itself was probably 98. So it's years later. This, I think, lengthens that time frame. Because I think it goes down much further for a couple of years and you have to rebuild the syndication, cable has to get bigger. Who know? I mean, here's one of the things had this happened because they were in 97. They were on the verge of being canceled by USA Network when so that happens. They're off TV, and it's like, in that era with no TV, you're done. So to say that they've been completely done would they have but they would have been hurt really bad. And WW to the equation in Ted Turner. Hogan during a trial was yelling outside the courtroom by my pay per view. Pay per view match. Yeah. Coming weekend. He was working for the competition while he testified and gotten some gotcha. So you can't ask that question outside of the context of there's a bunch of money that Turner's investing. They would see this vulnerability. They already have Hulk Hogan. And they've got sting and they've got the money and they've got the clearance and they got the core fan base in the southeast. That's expanded nationally. We see what they did with nitro, Eric Bischoff was a visionary. So what happened to WWF is one question, what happened to the wrestling business is another, it might have cleared, I don't know if a lack of competition, Dave would have cleared the way for a WW to succeed or if it was a competition that caused Bischoff to push as hard as he did in that Monday night war era. So it's a big I don't know, but WW certainly would have had more of the feel to themselves to do things right and success. Yes. Yes. WCW. You know, it's like they would have dominated far greater than they did when they dominated. Now the question is, would they have still self destructed at the end? And it's like, most of the self destruction because of the pressure of Vince coming back. And I think a lot of it was because I just saw it in that whole company and you were there at the time. You know, when you went from the top top and all of a sudden, this is gaining and you can't stop Vince because Austin and rock are just on fire and no matter what you can't keep going back to Hogan, they had mortgaged the next generation in favor of Hogan and national these guys. So do they do this without that pressure? And if there's nobody else, if there's no, if there's no Washington there's no rock, does Hogan just be by being Hogan have, you know, three more years of shelf life is the cool guy on top. Man, you don't know, but I'll just say it could have been. It easily could have been that WCW would have won the war and WWF would have gone out of business. But what WW put cruiser weights on television to I mean, it's such an underrated what you were doing. There's so many they've done that if it wasn't if they weren't fighting WWE and giving stuff that. Yeah, you don't know. You don't know. Yeah, I mean, Bischoff counter program WWE, a lot of what you did Chris and Eddie Guerrero and ultimately all that stuff was in Rey Mysterio was counter programming the WWE doing something WWF couldn't match. Yeah. Yeah. And so if you don't have that that contrast that Eric Bischoff would brag about on commentary, you know, this is where the big boys play was the motto, but it's also where the undercard is really exciting in the stars of tomorrow. Wrestling is way better. So, you know, it is. There's too many butterflies. There's too many questions about. But it would be what I think we could say, though, as it would have been, whatever it was, it would have been markedly different than how it turned out. It changed everything. In the long run, especially with Jarrett, taking over, we really missed out on that Dundee Jerry. Main event. Yeah. Guys, thank you so much. This has been very, very cool. It's always great talking with you Dave. And we'd love to do this again, but more history of this business because there's always so many crazy stories to tell. Yeah, that's awesome. Great. Thank you guys. For the real story behind some of wrestling's biggest moments, it's something to wrestle with Bruce prichard..

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Talk Is Jericho

05:47 min | 6 months ago

"wwf" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"Reasons, but not wanting to be drug tested, played a part in a lot of these guys too. And they were doing so at that point you have to, you know, I guess that's where the without just the Bret Hart Shawn Michaels era and the era that allowed guys like you to be big stars that you didn't have to be so muscular. Does that even happen, or do they just keep going? My thought is that they keep going with 6 foot 5 muscular guys forever. Maybe ten years later, who knows? I mean, fans change and things like that. But it would have gone for much more, much more time. And then the Brett Eric comes in and Shawn Michaels era. And that changes also the mentality of like this whole generation of wrestlers that grew up, you know, you grow up and you look in the mirror and go like, I could never look like ultimate warrior. I just couldn't. I could never look like Hulk Hogan. I sure as hell couldn't look like the road warriors are warlord or even macho man or Paul warendorf, right? I can't look like these guys. Bryan Blair. I mean, right? Even the thing. And Chris, you know, because you were the smart guy and now you're like a big guy. You know what I mean? The whole world has changed. So a lot of these guys that are now in wrestling that are doing really well, we'll look at, oh, you know, Sean's not that big. And Mick Foley was another one who I think that ushered in a whole bunch of guys, I can look like Mick Foley, and I probably can fall off at things, not realizing that there's more life than wrestling the net, but it ushered in mix also 6 foot three too. You know, he's a big guy. Yeah, but Nick mixed thing, I think that really made him was his promos. And of course, and his horse. But you opened up this whole world of people who would have gone, I could never be in wrestling who are now going like, I think I can be in. And some of these guys ended up being giant giant stars and it's like a whole, you know, it changed the it absolutely changed the entire world and the face of wrestling and wrestling change and became more athletic and the match became far more important than just the walk in and the pose and things like that. Yeah, and business went down for a while. You know, for several years until the fans didn't expect that from their wrestlers anymore. And so yeah, I mean, it didn't kill the business because, you know, the businesses had some great high points since then. But it absolutely changed the business gigantic. Yes. The fan base was built on larger than life stars. And when that changed, there was injustice on who the fan base was. But I mean, I saw the rise of hulk mania in the AWA. I saw like it was very organic. The whole mania was not created by Vince McMahon it wasn't created by veranda, was just something that sort of happened because hulk was home. And so you know, the wrestling fans of different territories that are in styles of wrestling were raised on different styles, but when I saw the British bulldogs and Bret Hart in the ring for the first time, that changed my perception what progress and could be. And I think getting rid of or downplaying the musculature and the work rate that came along with that, which was not particularly exciting. I think ultimately, it changed the business, was it for the better in the short run? No. But it made wrestling a much more diverse than I think appealing product overall, then what the WWF was promoting in that 84 to 92 ranch otherwise. Because without Hogan, that lumbering muscular style isn't all that exciting. You need a special person like Hogan to make that work. But one of the things that they did have is that they did have those underneath guys to give you a good show underneath, and then Hogan did Hogan did to Hogan routine, okay? But yeah, as far as up and down the entire card and going to a show, there's so much more to a show now than there was then. And then it was like, you went to the show to see these larger than life guys you saw on TV in the flesh. These 6 foot three, 270 pound guys with abs. And you know, now you go to see you go to see the match. We go to see the show, the whole thing, but then it was very much you're going to see these larger than life TV guys. But that's the thing, but basically, as we can almost end it off on this, I'll ask you one more question. It's still boils down to no matter what the package is. And you mentioned Hogan and being as big as he was and all the undercard guys building up, it was still Hogan with the unbelievable charisma and the unbelievable connection to the office. Yes. And part of that connection was his size, but for every hog, and there was just as many warlords and Barbarians and Hercules Hernandez and the guys that were just as big, but had no connection. But look at samples guy who you guys might not even remember him, okay? You remember mason Ryan when he came in. Yeah, of course. Okay, so you do remember been there? Okay, so I remember when mason Ryan came in and Batista, who was gigantic, just goes, oh my God. Look at this guy. And if he'd come along in the Hogan era, he is as boring as he was. Just because of that, he would have been a big man of enter and he would have joined. He was just he would have drawn big money a rod carries another one. That would draw grubs here. Yeah, he would try and fit big money as an opponent for Hogan. But when they came along, because they didn't connect with the audience in the audience to change most fans when I mentioned those two names either barely or don't even know who they are or just kind of, oh yeah, yeah, rod Perry, the guy, I mean, Robert, the guy with the big arms. And most people don't even remember that, you know, it's just you're right, you're right, though. There were tons of people with muscles and you know, poor warlord is always the first example people give, because he was so big, but he just didn't have that charisma. But like Luger, you know, was kind of in the middle. Perfect. He was somebody who had charisma. He had a good look, but Vince tried. And it just didn't connect, you know, part of partially because the next big star is never a copy of the dream star. It's always something completely different. It's very different..

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Talk Is Jericho

05:00 min | 6 months ago

"wwf" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"Let's talk a little bit about how this finally rapped. Actually, first of all, just for people to haven't heard it, please tell me the great quote from nails from Kevin wacho, what he was on the stand answering the question about Vince. So more of a Venice cross examining him and I forgot the word that she used even though I used it on the show. So she goes like, he's got it. What was the word? Personal animosity. Yeah. Okay, so let's you have a personal experience. I pulled it up on my back issue here on the website. Well, McDavid asked Waco's to describe his outfit. Did it reveal your musculature? Yes, it did. Walk out said. Of course, no, it did. Laura he asked two questions a lot else. Isn't it a fact you have a personal animosity against man? Walk out said no. Brevetti said, do you hate Vince McMahon? What gold said, yes. The conclusion was, Kevin walkouts did not know what the word animosity meant. More said that she was she goes obviously he doesn't even know what the word animosity means. Let me rephrase that. Do you hate Vincent man? Yeah. So Vince, so let's get to the final. We kind of talked about a little bit, but you guys are you were in the in the courtroom when the verdict is given. And so McDavid is nervous. Vince is obviously nervous as well. So kind of tell us the moment where they said the actual verdict. I was stayed through closing arguments. I didn't know how long the jury was going to be out. So I flew back to earth the issue. I was live on the phone with people as soon as a verdict was read and I think John resi was there and he described everything to me. And then I just wrote the details of the verdict being read. So I got to see Vince McMahon during the trial when the jury wasn't pressed. Hold his wrists up. Like, why don't you just cuff me right now, judge? No way. When the judge, the judge ruled something against Vince. And so yeah, he just wants his arm, and he's got the neck brace on too. And he's got his arms up like just take me to prison type of a reaction here. That was the only time Vince was the Vince that we know. You know, where he's just like, you know, because the restaurant, he's just sitting there. You know, he's basically just sitting there and pretty stoic for most of the trial. And Vince was never on the stand. You know, because, you know, he didn't have to testify against himself. So that was an interesting thing because I don't think anyone expected Vince not to be on the stand when that trial started. That was going to be the big part of the trial was Vince. But when Vince was found not guilty, he looked toward the sky smiled and shook both fists in front of his chest singling victory. Then he got up and hug Linda and his attorneys, Shane joined in the celebration and he just acted like a wait was lifted off his shoulders. That was how it was described to me. But if you watch any, I don't know, TV sitcom like freaking, I don't know three company in Jack trippers to go to court. He puts the damn neck brace on or whether it's like, you know, any type of movie that you see, Vince shows up and he's splitting dark side of the right. Anything. He shows up with a neck brace. I'm like, that is the worst thing it's so obvious. I've got a neck brace. So why was he in a neck brace? He had next surgery from all the behind the neck presses that he did when he was younger and messed up. So he needed the surgery. And the TV. Yeah, so the key was, I mean, he could have had it done at any time. Right. But it was like, so it's not like he didn't need it, and it's not like the surgery was fake. I mean, it was real, but he chose the time right before the trial, of course. To get it done and I mean in his excuse was, well, I'm going to be it's the only time I'm going to be off TV because he never wanted to be on TV as an announcer with a neck brace. So that was his rationale was like, I'm going to be off TV. So now I'll have the surgery. But you know, I mean, obviously the fact that there was the trial there, both played a part of it. But obviously if the neck brace was gonna make Vince look less sympathetic, he would not have had surgery. I mean, he's of course, you know, the visual. But walking him walk into that courtroom with that neck brace on. I'll never forget. I mean, everybody just looked at each other like, is he serious? Yeah. What's the name? That one's reaction exactly. I'm just looking at going like, oh my God. I mean, I just remember I came to me and he walks in there and it's just this reaction of, oh my God, he's really doing this. You know? But, David, I never heard the story that Vince took off the neck brace at the party afterwards and not guilty. It was the most funny I've ever seen Jerry McDavid B you know? And he was just like, no, and he had to correct him. He wanted to make sure the audience or the documentary crew knew. He really needed the neck brace. I'm not saying it was fake, but it was sort of funny to play into the perception that it was fake and Vince took off the party when they were drinking it. We don't need for this prop anymore. As we start to wind down, talk about how the trial did affect business because there was a whole change in the attitude of the WWE after that. And it did affect them, didn't it? Well, the change really started after the zoon trial. And then after Hogan left and also when they start steroid testing, and then you have all these road warriors and people like this, you know, Sid Vicious. You know, that they were built on are all gone because did they not want to be drug tested?.

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Talk Is Jericho

01:30 min | 6 months ago

"wwf" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"I mean, even as big as Austin was an Austin actually drew more money than Hogan, they could also gone for a year with a neck injury and business state huge. Hogan carried the company. I mean, more than John Cena could even imagine John Cena was never closed. Austin was never close as far as just being so integral between giant success and failure. That was Hogan. If you go to a WWE event, someone said hey, WWE's Intel, let's go. And then you think, oh, we're going to buy tickets, but who's on the show? And you have to question why you're committed buying tickets. Back then, it was WWF in town. Yeah, it's Hogan on the show. And that determined whether you want or not. Right? Because that was the difference between 4000 people and 10,000 people. As a fan, especially during Hogan speaking, being 16, 17 years old, he was a cultural phenomenon for that age group the way that I don't know Harry Styles or one direction would be like everybody in that time frame knew who he was, and I vividly remember sitting in the Winnipeg arena because you know this, they would announce the next car to intermission. So that you would then go to the box office and buy tickets to an intermission. And anytime it didn't matter who it was, and it was always Howard that would build up to it. We've got Tito versus, you know, versus Morocco. He'd be like, that's cool, and they've got the British bulldogs versus hammer Valentin right on and one man gang versus, hulk, Hogan. Kids will be running. Kids have been running to the box office. Yeah, you're right. You will never get that type of phenomenon in wrestling in the modern age, which is just a different time frame now. So it really was a big deal for.

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Talk Is Jericho

06:38 min | 6 months ago

"wwf" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"On our sinew hall at that point in time. Mister Farr is how bad he looked with everything. I think that if that didn't happen, perhaps the media just came right after the Tory and trial. So this is a 91. There's two separate trials there's the horror and then there's the Vince trial. Actually, it was only 91. Yeah, so the zorian trial. So it's a couple of weeks after this horrid trial Hogan goes on. So I think that if Hogan would have gone on there, I don't know what he could have said. I mean, because if he'd said, yes, I used steroids for ever since I was 230 pounds or whatever. In that position at that point in time, it would have looked really bad. So I mean, I think he was scared to death because whatever he would say. So he said the thing he said, which was I used steroids three times in my life to rehab a torn bicep, which nobody bought. And nobody. Yeah, nobody bought it. And I think that that is where the second run of media stuff. Because I do remember when I was on Donahue, with Vince, I did say to him once, and I go, you know, if Hogan would have told the truth on Arsenio, none of us ever would have been here. And because at that moment, that's what I thought. And I think it's probably true. So I think if that doesn't happen, they still it's one of those things you don't know, because would much like it still written even if Hogan would have told the truth, yes, he would have. And I think it was mushrooms writing that led the government. And a lot of the stuff was the underage ring boy stuff, which actually, you know, it was one of the things that got investigated, but never charged. And that was different from the steroid stuff. So I do think that it would have ended up somewhere even without that. But from a media standpoint that hurt Vince a lot, yes. And yeah, the just reaction when Hogan said that on our ceno across the whole wrestling industry, it was just like he can't be serious. You have to pick the scope of your lie and have it within the realm of believability and Hogan was so outside of it that it just really hurt his credibility, and then it made people lose faith that Hogan was a good guy who just, you know, like when you would lie that it showed a contempt for his fan base that he would say something so ridiculous. By the way, if you look at it, also, you know, and this is the key thing. You know, because of what happened. Our senior hall thing did. And I think Vince was hoping it would go away and it didn't. If you remember in 82 at WrestleMania then she kept hog until 82 WrestleMania. And then the idea was he would go to WrestleMania and he would retire, which he didn't do. But Vincent actually told me he was like, WrestleMania's gonna be his last date, and then he's gone. I remember he told me that before restaurant I go, what? What? Hogan's gone because the whole company is built on Hogan and the fear was for me when he told me that, was, I don't know, your business is going to drop like crazy without Hulk Hogan because it was all built on Hulk Hogan. He was the biggest star they had. And I'm trying to remember at that point warrior was already gone as well because he had been fired in August. So it was like what are you going to do? And then it was kind of like, I don't know if he'll ever be back, which of course he knew he would be back. I think the idea was go away for 9 months, come back. Everyone's so glad to see you back. Don't forget about the steroid thing, which is what happened to a degree. But even when Hogan came back, the second time, his popularity was nowhere close to what it was before, and he couldn't bring business when south the Met Hogan left business went south. And he only brought it up slightly. And then him and Vince had the falling out over the Bret Hart thing. You know, where Vince wanted him to drop the title to Bret Hart and he didn't feel it. So then he was gone. And then, you know, they had bad years really until, you know, the emergence of the Bret Hart Shawn Michaels and the emergence of stone cold and DX and everything like that where they had the big comeback, but they had several really bad years. And if Hogan never goes on Arsenio Hall, Hogan's popularity stays, Hogan's always going to be around as the Bruno, even if they made somebody else champion. He'd be there full time. And if Hogan was there with no taint, I mean, he just still drawn bigger than anybody else and that they would not have had that decline in business for years. Why would they have put him in that position to do our studio in the first place where he could get asked that question? He went on to do the thing. I think Vince just felt there was so much media that they both Vince and Hogan both on the same day did media. Hogan went on a senior hall and Vince did a press conference. And Vince did a Vince was like, yes, I used deckard to ravel in from doctor Saharan. I used it for like Vince's thing was I used it for a short period of time. So he admitted you so I was doing it for bodybuilding, and I stopped doing it. That's what he said. I stopped doing it. I've looked at ways my whole life. I started doing it. I didn't feel natural, so I stopped. So that was Vince's thing. And I think he probably wanted Hogan to say, yeah, we didn't know what, you know, we didn't know the side effects. And I was young and all this, but that's what Arnold said around the same time. That was right. That was the go to thing was we didn't know. We didn't know. So I think that's what we know, now we know. Yeah. And Hogan just won in the full denial thing and that didn't work and Vince did tell me like, you know, which was another thing on the Donny show. Because that's about a week later. And he just goes, I was devastated. You know, I told him to tell the truth. And I never knew Vince was like working me. Really until the trial because during the trial, I think it came out in the Hogan testimony where they asked about that and Hogan said, yeah, it was my decision. You know, Hogan said, I lied on her studio hall. You know, they go like we sent our troops. No, I lied. And then it was like, did Vince tell you to lie? And that's one of the things he just goes no Vince told me to tell the truth. And because it was under oath, I thought, okay, this was probably telling me the truth when he told me that he goes, I told Hogan, I told Hogan to tell the truth and I was devastated when he didn't tell the truth. Anyway, obviously, with wine site, he was devastated. And Hogan told me when I interviewed him that I said, what's the biggest mistake you've made? Just a very broad general topic. He goes, oh, what I said on our senior. I should not have said what I said the way. He completely, I think he sincerely regrets that. I think he knows the chain reaction that resulted from that. And he owns that. I mean, I do, I mean, there's a lot of things Hogan says for PR reasons. I believe there's very he's very sincere. He owned that that was a big mistake that blew up and caused a lot of problems. And I mean, again, from earlier, it's like, I don't think unless you were around between 84 and 92 and followed resting closely to understand the enormity of Hogan..

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Talk Is Jericho

02:37 min | 6 months ago

"wwf" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"But they gave Hogan immunity and he testified in the trial, the McMahon trial and the idea was he was the star witness his what he said would carry the most weight because he's the one who the jury go from sleepy to wow, Hulk Hogan's in our presence. We're going to pay attention to him. And the media. And this was the day it was going to get the most coverage. And Sean O'Shea was the whole trial was just chill. Matter of fact, all business, and when Hogan testified his body language changed. She was clearly surprised by what Hogan said, it damaged his case. Hogan was expected to be the witness who would steal the case or the prosecution. And instead, Hogan just shocked everyone, what I interviewed, Hogan, what was a 2002 about this? And he just asked me, he goes, did am I the reason I didn't go to prison? And his testimony had to do with charges that were dropped. So probably not, but the fact is, is the prosecution at the end appealed to the jury. There's a big memo. You have enough to send a message to corporate America. You can't push steroids whether you say it directly or not. It's still a conspiracy. We argue that we've explained why this case. And in the back of the jury's mind, there's, you know, with Hogan had said, whether it applied to the charges that were dropped or not, if we're going to come out against it, man, that could have swayed a couple members of the jury to hold out. It might have changed things. So Hogan talked wanted credit for having saved Vincent man from going to prison. It's kind of what it comes down to. And that's I think what his rationalization was. Maybe he didn't even know the nuance of legalities too. So the key thing is with mcdivitt is that he could not cross examine Hogan because of their prior relationship. So Laura betti examined Hogan and she came in the courtroom and she had this giant what we call weight. It was this big thing she brought in, which had like all of these books and it said Hogan exam and it was just like, oh my God, like she had like the stuff she was gonna kill this guy absolutely killed this guy on God knows what I mean was books full of evidence or notes on Hulk Hogan. And then as soon as Hulk Hogan just like flipped in a sense of so they did not, they were ready for Hogan to be a big witness against them and to kill her Cogan and cross examination on everything they knew on Hogan that he'd never probably done bad since he was in 6th grade that they had in these files. And they didn't have to go to them because Hogan was beneficial to them. But they were they did not know ahead of time what Hulk Hogan would do, and they were absolutely ready to just tear him up. Like, I mean, I still can these big these big booklets with a Hogan ex examination on it. But pages might have been blank, but it was intimidating. It looks scary as hell..

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Talk Is Jericho

04:42 min | 6 months ago

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"That was kind of circus like, because I don't think that you expect 300 pound apa in a trial like whispering stuff through the jury. Adam Hopkins who's worked for WWE in the apartment media relations for decades. He was a fan who attended the trial. Because he lived in Long Island. So he was there in the local media. were talking to Dave and me constantly about what does this mean? What does that mean? We were kind of the filter for and to create context and filter through what's incredible and what didn't. And a lot of our quotes showed up in the newspapers and TV reports during that three week period, too, because of that, but it felt like a serious trial. I mean, the judge was a character, you know, but, you know, as we've seen with recent trials in television, Neil, judges, can sometimes be, et cetera, but it was it felt like what I'd seen on television, you know, who testified four vents and who testified against him. Well, nobody testified specifically for Vince in the sense that they didn't protect the defense. Oh. Yeah, 80% of defense. But, you know, like they had Doug sages who was the CFO at the time. Hogan ended up being, you know, very good. He was even supposed to be the key witness against Vince. He got immunity because they had found something on Hogan and the thing is and I'm sure there were other people who they found stuff on who, you know, and the idea was is that, you know, we won't press do anything on you because they want events. They didn't want Hogan. If they wanted Hogan, they'd actually would have gotten Hogan on stuff that he had done, perhaps. Because that's why he was granted immunity. So he came in there and the Hogan thing was so interesting because David could not cross examine Hogan because mcdivitt represented Hogan and got him. Mcdevitt got Hogan out of this orient trial. He was supposed to testify at the azorian trial, and then got him out, which was another thing that cost a lot of outrage. But he wasn't going to be able to do this. And this is interesting. Why did was your perception of why Hogan got out of testifying different than the way it was covered in the vice documentary? I thought it was essentially what it was. So they originally had, I think it was 5 wrestlers, and I was Blair piper, martel, and I think there was one other guy and Hogan. And then mcdivitt's basic thing was he went to the judge and said, look, all these guys are going to testify to the same thing. And you don't need Hogan, the case is going to be exactly the same. And I think everyone needs a horror and was getting convicted. This morning case was an open shut case. You know, I mean, they had the tape of the guy and, you know, all the evidence and all the wrestlers going to testify. So he argued, you don't need Hogan and that there was a medical issue. And actually on the show, which really surprised me, you know, kind of intimated what it was, Hogan was a urologist. And he was, you know, he did have a doctor patient relationship with Hogan outside of being just a drug dealer Hogan. And he was looking to have kids at the time, so he went to Saharan, you know, I mean, he'd been taking steroids for whatever it was 1112 straight years. And so, you know, it's sometimes it can be difficult to have kids on that. And I think that argument was just like, look, he's a big public figure. And if it comes out in this case, that this giant mitral Hulk Hogan can't have kids because he's been doing steroids for 12 years. It could kill his career. And perhaps if that time it could have killed his career, it certainly would have killed his endorsement career at the time. So it was like, you don't need to kill this guy's career. Because the case is going to end the same way. And he convinced the judge and the judge says, okay, Hogan doesn't have to testify and they drop the count. And I remember mushnik was on the show. The dark side show, and he was just like, because the truth is going to like in his career, he got off. You know, it's like he was so incredulous of that. And he got special treatment, because he was a bigger star, so he had the most to lose, but these other wrestlers had, quote, less to lose. So they had to testify. And it just, it felt very unfair. It felt like the celebrity was getting special treatment at the time. I thought it was interesting to use the day that Jerry McDavid said, oh yeah, there was a very personal medical issue hoping to dealing with. And I don't remember that coming out at the time as the reason. It was a medical issue that what came out in the trial when he got it was a medical condition that could have caused embarrassment, but the specifics of did not come out, but we all put figured. Okay, Brooke was conceived right around this time or Nick. I forget which one, but it was like the time frame and the fact of what the normal thing was. I mean, nobody had ever told me, but I knew it, but I didn't know anything had ever said it specifically until mcdevitt said it on the show like the river it was. Almost three decades later..

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Talk Is Jericho

06:44 min | 6 months ago

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"And you can now once again make you kind of joke, so we kick their ass, but you mentioned that mcdivitt was worried. And Fritz actually get to trial. I mean, that's a big deal because then all bets are off, right? You never know what could happen. They were legitimately worried. I mean, however they felt about the case day to day before I Jerry McDavid, you know, when the documentary said, we were celebrating when the indictment came through, because we can finally prove our innocence. And yeah, I don't know about that. I was happy to be there. Shane and Stephanie were stressed out. It was a Vince was preparing hiring Jared Jarrett to run fill in for him to a degree. If he went to prison because he trusted the Jerry be careful with money, and you know, he had run a company before. I think Vince rods himself with people who he likes to have around him but he doesn't necessarily trust him to run the company if something happens to him. So some of that was going on. So they were preparing for the worst. I mean, I saw Vince McMahon for three weeks, that is most vulnerable. And scared. And, you know, he was a different person the second to not guilty verdict was right. I mean, there will Vince came back with all the bravado and confidence in front of the microphone once he was found not guilty, but that was completely different person sitting in that courtroom for three weeks. But we should bring out that they did offer Vince blue bargain deals. I mean, I don't think that they were necessarily wanting to go to trial either. I think that they wanted him, you know, just to show like, okay, we worked as hard and we got him on this thing, and it's like, they probably offered him something where you don't have to go to jail, but maybe you have to pay a fine or something and Vince and mcdivitt were confident enough to turn down those you maybe it wasn't. Maybe they did say, okay, you have to go for 6 months. I don't know. But they offered him a they did offer Vince a plea bargain deal and Vincent mcdivitt and you know, they did turn it down and take their luck and risk their everything at trial. So they were confident to that degree. What kind of a sentence was he facing if he was convicted? God, well, I don't remember how long it was some big finds at first they were talking about confiscation of the entire Titan towers, which would have been gigantic. But at the very end, you know, because the idea that that building was used for drug dealing. But that later, that was thrown out. But I think the fines would about a half a $1 million and I don't remember how long the prison sentence would have been, but it was, I mean, it was significant enough time frame. I don't know if you remember the exact time frame weed. No, I was I mean it was years but not I don't think it was up, I don't think it was like more than 6 years. Gotcha. It wasn't like a 30 year old. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, but still, I mean, still, even if it's 5 years in prison for Vince McMahon or three or three years, I mean, that's still significant and in a business that's not that was not nearly as stable as it is now where, you know, in three years, you know, the whole thing could turn around. I mean, it could be with more Vince there or all the other thing is the stigma of the guilty verdict because if you remember back then, it was also well rod did exist. The key television was the syndicated television that went into the markets where you built your house shows because it was a house show and pay per view business. So there would be TV stations who had were either being paid by Vince or had barter deals with Vince, who might go, you know what? I don't know if we want to be in business with this guy because KTVU in San Francisco, which was one of the strongest independent stations that they had in their that they had. They did cancel over the indictment. They did cancel the show and Vince had to scramble and get other television here. And do you know how that goes? That could be a domino effect of San Francisco. Just go like this. And then all of a sudden it's like, there's a guilty verdict. I could see a lot of stations just going like of course. You know, like, you know, they were just found guilty of being a drug sport and it's not like it's the Olympics or anything. It's like, they're not that significant to us. And they would have to like, you know, they would be hurt bad and they're syndicated department. So it had been devastating. Had he found guilty I think. There are a lot of unknowns. I just looked up my cover story in the first two third of the week before the trial it's said. Vince faces up to 11 years in prison at 1.5 million in fines, cutting all three counts. I think once two counts were dropped during the trial. It was 500. 500,000, yeah. So 11 years is scary. If you're a Vincent man, granted, that would be max. Yeah. Are you in the court, the whole trial? A court reporter or what was your I was doing the first two letter but I was there from jury selection through closing arguments at the trial for all three weeks. I flew back in the middle and put out a 24 page double issue covering everything for the first two weeks. And then flew right back after working all weekend. 'cause I mean, I didn't have a laptop then. It was I had to actually travel to work on the computer that's 300 pounds sitting at my desk with a so yeah, how did you get in there? Did you have to apply or you just show up? I didn't know. I was fresh out of college and I never covered a trial before. I'd done some in journalism school, you know, just for writing a paper for class. But I just showed up outside the courtroom like two hours early, hoping to get a seat and manage to I mean, it wasn't a turnaway car. It was full, but I don't think they turned people away. And so yeah, you can go to a court. There were a lot of fans there every day. Yeah. And wrestlers. And yeah, a few wrestlers and everything. Yeah. So I was talking to wait. I think pretty much every night, and then after a couple days it was kind of like, I don't remember exactly what it was, but it was like, okay, I gotta go. It was very Dave Meltzer like. It was, oh God, okay. I need to be there. I gotta call my. I gotta call my travel. I'll see you tomorrow. So then you were there two day in the courtroom. I missed the first couple days, but I was there for a couple of weeks, yeah. So tell us kind of some of the stories that happened in the courtroom because you mentioned there was a lot of testifying. There was wrestlers there. And as we know, I mean, God knows we've seen this at funerals, unfortunately where it just turns into a whole freaking circus because whenever the boys are involved, they always gotta make it about themselves. I'm sure there's plenty of examples of that happening in this courtroom as well. It didn't seem like a circus. It's not like a serious trial, but sometimes our circus like with to me a circus when you attach to pro wrestling, you imagine like a bunch of people showing up in costumes and are there and having fake matches. Fans having like, you know, backyard rest, it wasn't like it was just a trial. You wouldn't know it was a wrestling trial. Other than offer. Yes. Yes. Well, tell that story. Okay, so alpha, who's like, really the only he would be in the it was like in the back row and he was like, mouthing not guilty. Like to the jury like that. So that came out and yeah, yeah..

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Talk Is Jericho

04:57 min | 6 months ago

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"And you are not that big, but you're a great wrestler. And you go up there. I mean, you're gonna figure it out in 5 seconds, right? About what it takes. This doesn't have to be like, hey, Chris. He may say he may say, hey, Chris, put on 15 pounds. He may say that, 'cause he probably did say that some people, but does he need to tell you, hey, Chris, go to doctor Saroyan directly. He doesn't need to say that. You're gonna find it out from the boys. And when they put waltz on the stand, he wore a prison outfit. And it really hurt the credibility. I think it suggests that the jury, some people are out to get them. And then yeah, I mean, I remember being interviewed out in front of the courtroom by the media and they're like, what does this Kevin walk hold character? What do you think of his testimony? And I think they included a clip in the documentary of me saying, you know, you can't see if he has any muscles. He's wearing this gigantic loose horn soup. There's no way for McMahon would tell him to get on steroids. And I think that worked into the jury's head of gear. Some people got to get them. But yeah, I mean, you don't have to tell somebody to get on steroids when you want to keep up with your peers. And Vince knew what he wasn't dominant. It was the culture of the time. I mean, I started in 1990. And most of the guys were dabbling because we got to get as big as you can because you would see I remember meeting Davey and dynamite in both 86 87. They could barely button their shirts, and I was taller than dynamite and almost as tall as Davey and I was like, holy shit, these guys are like 50 pounds heavier than me. I got to get big because once again, that was the attitude and the culture of what was going on. Funny quick story about Jake Roberts, she said that he got he did talk as Jericho last year and said that he got hurt and got on the gas, so when he came back, he was looking all big and just like, what are you doing? You're a snake. Snakes don't have big drops and get off the gas. That actually works if Jake could have been on the stand and say no Vince told me not to do steroids. You know? So how do we finally lead to this big trial then? Were the FBI was involved in all the things that we were talking about at the beginning? I mean, it just didn't investigation on Vince and interviewed a zillion people and you know that that was the basic charges where a distribution charge would actually there were two distribution charges. One of which, the problem was, another problem was just that the crimes had to be in the eastern district of New York. So basically Long Island. So somehow, with the distribution to Hulk Hogan, okay, what happened is is that zahran would send FedEx packages to Vince with steroids and whatever else. Probably just steroids when it came to events. And Hulk Hogan, you know, he would give stuff to Hogan. They would distribute it, but you do it at Vince's office in Stamford, Connecticut. That's not good enough for this case. They had to find a way to tie it into Long Island. And the problem is is that they couldn't. They attempted to tie it in with the idea that Vince's limo driver Jim Stewart had delivered a package of steroids from Stanford to the national coliseum, which is in Long Island and gave it to Hogan. The problem was, and this is like just so ridiculous is that the package came 6 days after the show in Long Island that Hulk Hogan was on. So how did this even get to trial? When this came out, it's kind of like, how does this even get to trial and become a charge? Because it is absolutely impossible. Even if even if this actually happened, you know, it was like, it couldn't have happened with that time frame. The judge was upset with Sean will say that. I mean, he told him when the jury wasn't present, I expected. You gave the impression you would present too much stronger case on the two distribution counts. So in any ended up dropping, I'm in the case got a lot weaker at that point, and I mean, how do you get the dates that wrong when you're putting a case together if that's what those counts absolutely needed to sustain themselves? I remember there was one point in the trial when they threw out because of there was another thing where they did in fact have evidence through oh God, there's the secretary of Emily feinberg. She kind of testified that Hogan was there and they did in the office distribute steroids. No, it wasn't as if Vince was the drug dealer and go in here, pay me for the steroids. It was he sent the steroids to the office and gave Hogan the steroids. So they were they were wanting that to be a distribution charge, but they could not do it. And I remember like the judge said, if the department in Connecticut wants to go after him for that, they can go after him, so it could be there, but the Connecticut obviously then is located in Connecticut and he's got all kinds of friends and nobody there wanted to go after him for that. But I remember Tony valente who was like Shawn ouch sidekick. Just like got so excited. Oh, yeah. Now maybe this way, we can get him, but it was, you know, even then it was just kind of like, you think that the Connecticut department's going to go up to Vince? Has so much financial ties to that region. That wasn't going to happen. And it was still weak, you know, the case would still have been weak..

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Talk Is Jericho

06:59 min | 6 months ago

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"Race and Jay white do you see the pictures on the shoulders and the traps and but as a kid that was part of the appeal, obviously in the 80s we didn't know now what we know what we know now. But I will tell you to this day that was still one of the reasons why I got so much in the wrestling. One was because of the connection of Hulk Hogan and the athleticism of steamboat and savage. But just the fact that all these guys were so fucking huge, do you think at the time, obviously, once again, this is the 80s and wrestling is first breaking in. Would they have gotten as big as they did, meaning the WWF without those big muscled up bodies in your opinions? Well, the thing is, is that and I think now because so much of this is built on the brand, whether it's AWS or WWE, it's a brand business back then in the 80s, it was a superstar business. And it's hard for people who are not around then for me to explain how big Hulk Hogan was. Because I mean, I forget about the steroids, okay? You take Hulk Hogan out of the picture and they would not have succeeded going nationally if they would have had whether it was a carry von Erich or snooker or somebody else. They would say it was not enough of a drawing thing where they would have I don't think they would have succeeded. You take Hogan had the first WrestleMania take mister Tia to the first WrestleMania. And even piper out of the first WrestleMania any one of the three, I think it doesn't work. And Vince gambled the whole thing on that first WrestleMania. Right. And because of that, so as I say, if Hulk Hogan, if hulk Logan never existed, I think Vince would have tried this and I think he would have come up short. And that's the difference. So yeah, and Hulk Hogan, that's what the whole cologne appeal was and not, you know, and then you also had orange dwarf and Randy Savage and you know, even piper went from being like a kind of a skinny guy, you know, to being like, you know, a 230 pound guy. You're like all of those guys. And you know piper was one of the guys who was actually involved in the orient trial. And, you know, he was just talking about like, I mean, and granted, you know, he's from a different school, he's going like, how do I compete with these giant monsters unless I'm, you know, and he didn't. He acted like, because he was in a fight with him, but you know, but it was the thing where a lot of the guys that were just normal physique dies that were very good in their territory. They would go up there and yeah, they would transform their physiques to because that's what the business was in the 80s. And it trickled down to the other promotions too. I mean, it went from wade would know like when we were both actually AWA territories, both me and wade for certain wade grew up on it and the AWA came to San Francisco. Too. Yeah, yeah. So I grew up on like not grew up, but I saw Greg gagne, just as an example of a 180 pound guy. And he was a good worker and he was pushed. And we had no problems with Greg gagne, being a babyface, except in certain circumstances when he went against the cool heel, but for the most part, he was acceptable at that size fighting Jerry Blackwell or John stud or these monster guys. Because that's just how you were grown up. Oh, this is how it was. But once the big steroid thing came, I remember like even people in the query WA cities and certainly out here, they started like, Greg gagne, look at all these guys in WWF. And it was like his stock just plummeted. I remember Greg anecdotal the high flyers were the number one tag team in the AWA. And for years, for years, and when the road warriors came in, they brought one team in after another, the fabulous ones, and I remember my perception as a teenager, was like none of these guys are credible anymore. I mean, they put crusher and baron von raschke who looked 70 then. Both of them. And they put them against them and they were like, it was like Barron Vader actually had credibility with a claw and he would no sell and it was just but all of a sudden when you put these world warrior types and same with Hulk Hogan, on your screen, suddenly it just changes the perception of wrestlers across the board. They had Jesse Ventura around that time too. But when he was Hulk Hogan asking his physique, but he wasn't. He was the exception to the rule where with WWF at that time, it was the rule and they wanted the whole roster to leap off the screen. You also had to look at what pop culture was doing, look at action movies. That's what Arnold and Stallone wrote their peaks, and they were jacked up. So you would see Hogan and savage and orange or from those guys. Those guys look like the action heroes that were watching, whereas the Greg gagne is in the Bruce hartz and those type of guys you'd be like, those guys just like look like drunks in the bar that you can get a fight with on a Friday night. You know? And that kind of the perception is reality and you learn that even as a fan back in those days. You know, when wood brought up crusher, it's like for decades, crusher was the guy. I mean, he was like, like, when it came to the big blow off and the villain and I mean, and it could be with superstar Graham and it could be with Jesse because he drew money with both those guys. And it was okay, even though he was older and everything like that. But when I remember the same thing when we saw the crusher and baron von raschke against the road warriors, and there was like 1500 people there, the people just didn't buy the match anymore. And the baron to this day is kind of a cultural icon and crusher. Crusher is as well, but I can remember when the road warriors showed up against them. It was like all the young fans. I mean, the younger fans just didn't buy it at all anymore. You couldn't buy it because look at them. We just had Barron at the pay per view last week, and he's 81 and he still looks good because like you said, wait, he looked like he was 81 when he was 41. He looked exactly the same. I was like, you look great, man. He's like, yeah, you've never changed. It's like actors like, yeah, asthma, when you're a kid, you think he's 70, and then he's like, still 70 when you're 50. It's just crazy. It was another one. When I was a kid, JJ looked old and now, I see him. It's like, you have an interesting Wilford Brimley in the thing, was like 36 years old. He looked exactly the same when he was selling oatmeal in his 70s, so you can see the difference. But I guess one of the contentions for the trial was that were they accusing Vince of suggesting that the guys get on steroids when they came to WWE? They tried. That was a weak part of the case is they put Kevin walkout to nails up there. And walkout said, oh yeah, Vince told me to take steroids. They couldn't get people to say that directly, because everybody still wanted a job in this business in case this man has found not guilty. And by the way, Vince was not dumb enough to do that. He didn't have to do it. That's the whole thing. The financial incentive to keep up with your peers to get a push was very apparent. Yeah, I mean, Chris, you know, you're a wrestler. I mean, you came a couple of years later, but it was still part of the business. But okay, you come up in the let's say you're coming WWE signs you in 1985..

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Talk Is Jericho

02:12 min | 6 months ago

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"Which is probably why years later in 2001, when they did the 9 11 thing and she compared it to the 9 11 to what they did, you know, the government did to her father. And I could see it in her, I think she was 18 years old or 17 at the time. And you could just see like, this guy is making her father look like the worst piece of shit in the universe. And I think that's what O'Shea's idea was is like, we don't have the technical thing to convict him. So let's just make him look like the worst guy. And they'll convict him just because this guy's a bad guy. And it didn't work, but that was what he was working for. One of those shades closing lines was we didn't say be like Hulk Hogan take his vitamins all the while they were pumping him up with steroids. They're big, rich powerful, their corporate drug dealers, just because they're rich doesn't give them a free pass. That's the kind of pitch he was making to the jury at the end. So let's just back up a bit. Also, I want to say I'm talking about McDavid. I'm actually very surprised that they got him on camera to discuss this. Because obviously, I was assuming I'd have to get permission or at least Vince's blessing to be involved. It could just show up on his own. Yeah, but I think that they are trying to publicize this time period because they're doing their own television series about this time period, which is going to be. So I think that the narrative is Vince was this a pressed guy and we killed him in court and you know, I think that they wanted that thing rather than like a show which would be if it's me and so much and it can wade. I mean, you know, even though, you know, I would say at the end, the verdict was the right verdict. The fact is is that the company would not have looked like this underdog, you know, like McDonald's at different time, a different, very different frame of the show of what it would be if he was not there. Thank you fairway meat market for supporting talk is Jericho and making dinner at my house so unbelievably tasty and easy. Fairway meat Marcus quality meat comes straight from America's heartland and lands right on my grill. We've already finished off one ferry Butch's holiday collection box. We already ordered a second. Each and every cut is done by fairways highly experienced team of butchers so that you get the exact same quality they put into every in store customer experience. Fairway is such a great selection too from ribs.

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04:48 min | 6 months ago

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"Many times and the debuting wade Keller are here to discuss this because both you guys were on that documentary. And how did you feel first of all, did they do a good job explaining kind of the insanity of this whole time frame? Wade? I thought they did a good job. I think it's a complicated story. I think with Jerry mcdevitt being a big part of it, it became a lot about Jerry mcdevitt. I think it would have been a different documentary, had he said no. Not necessarily in the angle they took, but in terms of the focus of the story. But yeah, I think it's a complicated story and the goal of the documentary makers is to entertain and inform and not get too bogged down in the legal esque. So I took that into account. This wasn't meant for a legal class. It isn't a book. It's so I think there are some things that we're amplified that maybe we're more entertaining, but not super important. But overall, I thought, if you watch that, you got a pretty good idea of what was at stake and why Vince McMahon ultimately was found not guilty. What do you think, Dave? Yeah, I mean, I thought there are certain technical aspects and certainly when you look at something like this, you can always say, well, I would have done this. I would tweak this. I mean, overall, I thought it was a really good show. You know, there were certain things like wade said with it, it became very much a Jerry mcdivitt show, and in that sense it was there were certain aspects like the trial was not, I mean, I think it's a very key aspects of the trial that we're not gotten into that actually probably played the difference between guilty and not guilty that weren't really talked about because they were very I mean, they would have been hard to discuss but not impossible and I'm sure it was Jerry mcdevitt's greatest legal win probably of his entire career. And he was not nearly as confident when this trial was over as he kind of acted on the show like I just kicked their ass in everything because I remember in a way it actually knows better than me because he was there longer, but I remember when I was leaving on the last day of the trial. And I did not wait for the verdict because I saw him and I go, hey, you know, I'm taking off going back home. And he goes, aren't you going to wait for the verdict? I already know what the verdict is going to be. And he was like, he smoking and he was nervous as hell. I mean, he was so nervous. And I go like, you know, Vince is going to get acquitted and he just really, really think so. And I go, yeah, yeah, yeah. I mean, because I think he was so close that he didn't see it, but now with the benefit of hindsight now, it's like, oh man, we kicked their ass and they kind of did in the sense that the prosecution had a very weak case. But I'm just saying like, he came out very confident and way could actually discuss this better than me, but he was so nervous when that trial was over. I bet his strategy and everything. Jury deliberations, Laura berti just yelled out the F word at one point. When she heard that the jury wanted more testimony to be read back in the specific testimony than it was. There were some I think some still some question about how the jury is going to feel. Because I think Sean O'Shea, in closing arguments, he was like very stoic throughout the whole trial. And then closing arguments and suddenly cut this wrestling promo. And it was dramatic and full of just bravado and emotion and he was trying to get the jury, I think to make a decision on the emotions of this big company creating this financial incentive for wrestlers to keep up with each other so they could all look a certain way so that this corporate entity could make money off of them risking their health. And that was if he had a lawn aside, I think he probably would have been a little calmer and just said, hey, it's what happened. Here's where it was sold. It's in our jurisdiction. Here's the letter of the law. Judges instructions to the jury. He wanted to get the jury to make ultimately an emotional decision. And I think in the end, he gave them a couple things to work with that if they wanted to find Vince guilty and that was just their determination. I think the jury could have justified it, or at least he was giving them that. But ultimately, I mean, you know, they asked for some readback and you know, I don't think people looked at the prosecution's case and thought what was the jury thinking ultimately? Yeah, I think that he didn't have the tie in for a conspiracy, which was the key thing. So what he was looking for was to get people to just go this guy here, Vince McMahon is a really bad guy and we need to teach him a lesson. And that was like the basic focus of it. It's like this guy made all this money off the back of these guys and just went in there and goes like, you know, they're supposed to be prescribed for medical reasons and none of these guys like it's kind of like these guys are taking this stuff for medical reasons, but they never get healthy. Why do they never get healthy? And it was a very I mean, I remember Stephanie being there. And being so upset watching this, which is probably why years later in 2001, when they did the 9 11 thing and she compared it to the 9 11 to what they did, you know, the government did to her father..

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"wwf" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

01:45 min | 6 months ago

"wwf" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho

"A great time and speaking of which we're having a great time in Europe on the fozzy, save the world tour. I had a killer show at the legendary cavern club in Liverpool, a few nights ago, go listen to the cavern club episode from last Friday. So many amazing stories about the club and the birth of The Beatles, all the other stuff that happened at this crazy place. It was such a great show. Speaking of amazing stories, we're taking a deep dive into the pretty dark story of WWE history, the steroid trials in the early 90s. Dark Side of the Ring covered it. And the new season with WWE lawyer Jerry mcdivitt, who represented Vince McMahon and the WWE during that trial. So today I got two guys to cover the trial from a media perspective. I'm talking about Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Multiple guests here on to August Jericho. And for the first time, wade Keller makes his debut, the editor of pro wrestling torch, long-term arresting newsletter, both were in the courtroom for the trial and wade was there to see the verdict red. Dave and wade remember the trial, the witnesses the crazy stories in the courtroom Hulk Hogan's involvement and the aftermath. They share their thoughts and opinions about what happened then versus how it's remembered today. And what a guilty verdict may have meant for the WWF at the time. They break down Hogan's controversial appearance on the Arsenio Hall show where he made it to doing steroids only three times. And how that impacted the WWE and Vince personally. It's an incredible story and it's starting now on talk is Jericho. So this season of Dark Side of the Ring, there's a lot of really interesting topics. And most of them I know things about but the one that really got me because I didn't really know much about it was the WWF steroid trials from the early 90s and Dave Meltzer who has been.

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Professional Wrestling (MM #3777)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 10 months ago

Professional Wrestling (MM #3777)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I'm not just cursing the Olympics these days. I'm also cursing one of my dearest friends, a lifelong friend who we saw last week and we got to talking about TV apps and we're talking about the things we watch. So they could write down some things that they could check out and he was telling me that classic wrestling was available on peacock. Like, most people, I was into wrestling as a kid but kind of stopped paying attention. I got to be an adult. He told me I could watch all these classic wrestling episodes from the early 1980s, free WWF. Yeah, the national wrestling Alliance that I used to watch growing up in Virginia, they've got them on T. In fact that's what's on the TV, right? Knee watching some old wrestlers and just watching it how different it was and how simple and not quite as cartoonish. It was cartoonish, don't get me wrong but it's not quite the same thing. And after I get done here, after I get done with like nine Seasons, so the entire 1980s I'll be going back to the Mid-South wrestling. It's great to have on during the day where you don't really have to pay attention where it really doesn't matter. But yet, it takes me back into a time that what was much simpler, I just didn't realize it was quite so simple at the time.

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Professional Wrestling (MM #3777)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 10 months ago

Professional Wrestling (MM #3777)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I'm not just cursing the Olympics these days. I'm also cursing one of my dearest friends, a lifelong friend who we saw last week and we got to talking about TV apps and we're talking about the things we watch. So they could write down some things that they could check out and he was telling me that classic wrestling was available on peacock. Like, most people, I was into wrestling as a kid but kind of stopped paying attention. I got to be an adult. He told me I could watch all these classic wrestling episodes from the early 1980s, free WWF. Yeah, the national wrestling Alliance that I used to watch growing up in Virginia, they've got them on T. In fact that's what's on the TV, right? Knee watching some old wrestlers and just watching it how different it was and how simple and not quite as cartoonish. It was cartoonish, don't get me wrong but it's not quite the same thing. And after I get done here, after I get done with like nine Seasons, so the entire 1980s I'll be going back to the Mid-South wrestling. It's great to have on during the day where you don't really have to pay attention where it really doesn't matter. But yet, it takes me back into a time that what was much simpler, I just didn't realize it was quite so simple at the time.

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How the Olympics Is Working to Be More Environmentally-Friendly

Environment: NPR

02:01 min | 11 months ago

How the Olympics Is Working to Be More Environmentally-Friendly

"Organizers. Have pledged the games will be safe from the pandemic. they also say they'll be environmentally friendly. Npr's anthony kuhn takes a closer look at that claim last month. Grandiose music's welded a ceremony to unveil symbols of olympic sustainability when simple comes courtesy of olympic sponsor procter and gamble stanislav vesa. Ceo of png's. Japan subsidiary introduced the podiums on which athletes will get their medals. The tokyo atlanta twenty podiums are made for use plastic packages directly collected by consumers and then recycled even the gold silver and bronze part of the symbolism. They'll be extracted from recycled cell phones and other gadgets to make the athletes medals but some analysts say the symbolism of sustainability exaggerates the reality unfortunately the data show that stability in all dimensions is decreasing over time from nineteen ninety. Two to twenty twenty. That's fan daniel wolf. At the university of lausanne switzerland he co authored. A study of the sustainability of recent olympic games wolf define sustainable as having limited ecological impact promoting social justice and being economically efficient. These goals he says tend to take a back seat to the ambition to put on dazzling mega events but wolf and some environmental groups. Do give olympic organizers credit for at least trying. Monaco konishi is the climate and energy project leader at wwf japan. She praises the games energy plan. So the extra electricity that is required for the tokyo olympic will be one hundred percent renewable energy and that could be a very good role model for the future olympics. The games will of course still produce carbon emissions. But she says the organizers have already secured more than enough carbon credits to try to offset the greenhouse gases. The games

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"wwf" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

09:24 min | 11 months ago

"wwf" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"She should not be. He should not be blamed. V the sole cause of her issues. It's just not fair and more importantly it's just not accurate well. The store here is drugs and alcohol in excess like anything else in excess is not going to end well he wound up getting a dui in april of oh three and then in may is when miss elizabeth left us and when the police were there they find all kinds of stuff anabolic steroids oxycodones etc and even makes the confidential program that the wb was putting together at the time. It's like a headline story. They're looking for dirt and boy they had it. But you know playing the nine one one call and and all of that. I just felt like it was in poor taste and almost felt vindictive You know for this is our receipt. Now i know you're gonna say now that's not true and i understand that but still the guy leaves maybe not on the best terms. He doesn't come back. But here's a story where someone who's not under our employees had something tragic happen. Well let's just let's exploit it. in hindsight. I wish the company wouldn't have played the nine one one call. Can we agree on that. Yeah but they're going to go back to this as a news item and we're just reporting the news. You're not a news company. You're fucking wrestling company. I i'm with you. I'm with you. I'm not. I'm not defending him in that respect whatsoever and they took some liberties no doubt about it and i'm sure there was vindictiveness Involved in this. I mean the embarrassment of walking out of a of wwf and then showing up on your rivals. Television show unannounced unknown you. was hard for some folks. Wwf to get over. And i'm sure included the top of the list. mr mcmahon. well let's let's talk about lexus legacy but before we do. I want to ask because this is the question everybody wants to know. Why do you think lex luger's not in the wwe hall of fame so if things we just talked about the embarrassed thrown on the company I believe he will be. I believe so too. I believe that lex luger will be in a wwe hall of fame. I think it'll be a popular decision. When it occurs cost. He'll be allowed in his two or three minutes allocated which we've talked about before is ridiculous. Don't don't In so damn many people have a manageable number of people and and so they have the appropriate time using common sense and logic to tell their story He's got a hell of a story to tell he's got a hell of a story to tell so. I believe that lex will be in the wwe hall of fame at some point in time. It's just not take on it. I don't have any insider knowledge and all that shit haven't talked today or anybody else about it. Just a matter of i think who heads will prevail at some point in time and he'll be he'll be deducted i think it's the the the burning of the bridges How he conducted himself on his exit. Things like that contributed to to him. But if you wanna story conrad if they wanna tell stories and they wanna visual as lex obviously thank god. It's still alive. Here's a guy wrote. it'd be rolled onto the stage. Tell a story. He's in a wheelchair. So if you're looking for a story this could be a great story tremendous and a story of success because lex down true happiness in his faith and many heathens Don't give a shit about faith a to any degree So i think he'll be in and And i think it'll be a i think it'd be a great induction. I truly believe that. I think it'd be great so we'll see we'll see but i think that the some old wounds just don't heal quickly as others and when you embarrass a company to some degree on. Here's the thing this put the warrior in. Yeah so. I don't know that elected anything anymore. Egregious by a long shot or order to w w w e yeah and they feel that warrior award they do and we're debating debating or discussing liger going to the hall of fame. Seems like a no brainer. It isn't over rainer. I'm with you on that. And i hope that it doesn't happen posthumously under two it won't it won't conrad. I don't think. I think. I think this is smart enough to know that. He doesn't like posthumous indexes. And i think that I don't think he likes wheelchairs on the stage. Either a might not man he might not but it's a story. It's a real story. Yeah that was that he didn't right right and so i don't know i deserving tenure you know I i just think there's a lot of reasons that you would do it but we'll see we'll see. Let's let's say this though we've talked about a little bit of negativity in a dark place in luger's life. But i i want to hit the reset. His his book wrestling with the devil and his appearances. You gotta go out of your way to to see and meet this person. He's a human being. He's turned his life around. He's pulled the nose up. I i realized that he has some physical challenges. But this is still very much a success story. You know the goal in life for everyone listening to this is to be happy x. Lou is happy in twenty twenty one and we are happy for him. And i'm happy that this story has a happy ending. Certainly their trials and tribulations along the way but lex luger is a testament to the human spirit of of perseverance and positively in the power of those things. And i'm just. I'm glad that he's with us and i hope that he gets his moment. Onstage real soon. And i wanna ask you jim in terms of his legacy and wrestling. What what do you think that will ultimately wind up being will it be the. Wcw run the first time. Will it be beating hogan on nitro for the world title Will it be. You know the lex express. What do you think he'll be most remembered for interesting question. And there's a lot of right answers probably on it. I equate it to. I don't remember a football player that went to oklahoma. Marcus depre- i do from philadelphia mississippi Argue the greatest high school running back history He went to ou and Got the wrong people got implants to transfer and all this other shit so he went so he transferred the thirty for thirty on on. Marcus yep it was called something along. The lines of the greatest story never told are the something along those lines. And i kinda think. That's what we are here with luger. In my view the best route never was. Yeah yeah that's it. The best. That never was. I kind of get that deal with lex. had everything look size demeanor athletic ability all these things but it never happened and we i show. We did on this and so somebody's watching today. It has watched part one. There's a lot of errors booking lugar. Yeah and you're getting right to the altar. And then the the wedding's off more than once he got left standing at the altar many many times i think that affected fans confidence and I think some fans are smart enough to know that if he was they didn't go all the way with him for some ten years something believable and realistic. There's something wrong here and So i think that's where i would say is legacy is the greatest that never was well and we hope this was a good experience for you. I i love talking about lex luger. I think he's one of the great stories in professional wrestling. And i'm glad we got to do his story justice or at least a hope we did. We're going to be back next week with another great episode of grill in jr. And we're going tell you all about it. But i i think it's time we talk about grilling season because it is upon us. Of course we did this. Show sort of Right before fourth of july to Get you in the mood for the lex express but around these parts..

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Wrestlemania 37 Review Special (Part 1) ft. Pro Wrestling Insider Shane Peacher (Ball & Buds Podcast Episode #14)

Ball & Buds

03:33 min | 1 year ago

Wrestlemania 37 Review Special (Part 1) ft. Pro Wrestling Insider Shane Peacher (Ball & Buds Podcast Episode #14)

"It felt like the old wwf. You know where they would have the pre match interviews and they just did like a thousand one before the before the show. It was great. It was awesome. I was actually happy that the rain happened. So let's start from the top. And i know you told me to talk about this and i was gonna ask you anyways. How do you. Because you are the biggest cogan hogan fan in the world titus and hulk hogan forever pirates soups. What are you kidding. Me ho me. tease john. Now i love hulk you know that man that was ridiculous and i love the whole a guest host. I guess but i mean it's just so scripted in horrible but it was so tacking it was it was eight hogan and it was hilarious and i loved it anyways just because it was hawk. I'm biased though osos soobee. you're biased. I love to do though even though it was awkward as well like they really tried to force this pairing together and it was like really didn't need to do this right and then of course you know you. They forced it because of the whole inward situation. Because if you remember when it first happened in hall they let hawk come back like titus kind of had an issue if you remember if you remember that whole scenario so i think they did. I think it was forced because that which is awkward. And i think hilarious because although titus forgave. I don't think he forgets to say i heard that. China's said technically forgiving him. But i heard that he was also still feeling that obviously so i was really awkward but it was kind of funny to me and i'm sure well speaking of they let that happen. Also because titus was in tampa so they actually tried to prop him up in his hometown but biggie. They took the championship from. Why do wwf keep letting or keep wanting to humiliate the wrestlers by having them losing their hometown. Do they think that this is good. Because it's not no. I don't know if it's hometown thing. I just think if you look back after the fat none of the world championship changed and so they had to change the littler titles. I think that's really it. You know what i mean. Because how many mania is does a world title never changed especially nixon had to one for each show. You know what i mean you have the world title and then undisputed title. Neither changed hands. And that's rare for mania. You always usually have a title change Meanwhile when i heard it will trump ender explanation is. I'm gonna beat you so it sounds like a drum is like okay. These kids don't even know what the matches but it was just a weapons manage. You know why. Why why you know what i'm saying. I mean they had like a whole bunch of guys around the ding beating drums. And you know the exact same thing you know. Maybe the an open pit you know like the african wrestling. I don't know if you've ever seen it looks like we're like scooting around in dirt. Yes can you know single knees wrestling that whack. I know the the matches it was kinda. Get his get his turn to because kofi had a big wrestlemainia match aside from the tag team for when he went for the title. This is big east big match. But of course he's got to lose because he's in results were rating so far right now the only result i think that was correct was owens. This was correct if it wasn't in his hometown but

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World celebrates “Earth Hour” by turning off non-essential lights

Mortgage Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

World celebrates “Earth Hour” by turning off non-essential lights

"Annual Earth our functions, Tanya J. Powers explains. There may be fewer lights burning on Planet Earth this evening. That's because tonight marks Earth Hour 2021 when people around the world are encouraged to turn off their lights for an hour at 8 30 local time Earth Hour started in 2007 and Sydney, Australia by the WWF as something symbolic and it's grown into a global environmental awareness event. The earth. Our website says it's held each year on the last Saturday of March and more than 180 countries and territories because of the pandemic Organizer's are recommending people take part online and virtually you can find out more at earth hour dot ord Tanya Dre

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Earth Hour 2021 Shines a Virtual Spotlight on the Natural World

The Sustainable Futures Report

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Earth Hour 2021 Shines a Virtual Spotlight on the Natural World

"Urged to mark earth hour on saturday earth our is an initiative of wwf the world wildlife fund which started in two thousand seven eight thirty on saturday. Turn off the lights. Silver dog and think of nature wildlife and by diversity and the threats which they all face this year because across the world. Most of us are under lockdown. Wwf he's launching. A video asks everyone to share that video on saturday to send it varley across the world to raise awareness of the damage that we are doing to our environment. The effect not damages having not only on the climate but on our health our food supplies and ultimately on asa viable long before survival becomes an megyn issue. The world will become an uncomfortable and dangerous place to live if we don't take action.

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Extinction: Freshwater fish in 'catastrophic' decline

BBC World Service

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Extinction: Freshwater fish in 'catastrophic' decline

"$6 billion in Asia. Three major nature conservation organizations have warned that nearly a third of freshwater fish are risk of extinction. Freshwater fish provide the main source of protein for 200 million people across Asia, Africa and South America. Is Helen Greeks. More than half the world's Fisher found in lakes, rivers and wetlands from carbon Mino two giant catfish. They face a number of threats, including pollution on sustainable fishing on the damning and draining of rivers and wetlands. Conservation groups say 80 species and known to have become extinct 16 in the last year alone. According to the WWF, much of the declines driven by the poor state of rivers,

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The History Of Kayfabe

Everything Everywhere Daily

05:11 min | 1 year ago

The History Of Kayfabe

"Earned. Modern professional wrestling began back in the early twentieth century. When carnivals would put on catch wrestling exhibitions this was real wrestling. The competitors were actually wrestling with each other and there would be prize money to the winner. The wrestlers would often competing against locals. Who would win a prize. If they could defeat the carnival strongman so they really did have to know how to wrestle and fight. Unfortunately many of the competitive matches were really boring the bouts rough and nothing more than wrestling holds. Which could last for over an hour watching grown men grab each other for. That long really wasn't that entertaining. The whole point of carnival wrestling wasn't terrestrial it was to make money. Eventually the promoters figure out they could sell more tickets if they made the matches more interesting and that is how started the word k. Fame but self comes from kearney. Talk which is a pig. Latin type of language which was spoken by carnival workers k. Fehb just means fake. As the carnivals began predetermining the winners of fights it was a shortstop to adopting the tropes which were used in all good dramas good versus evil heroic comebacks treachery and betrayal. All of those became part of professional wrestling in order to put on a better show and sell tickets. However at no point did they ever say that the performance was predetermined people had to think they were watching illegitimate competition. So a bad guy and a good guy couldn't be seen together before or after a show the head to commit to their characters all the time. This is the primary difference that separates k. fehb from acting actors perform role and. Everyone knows that they're watching performance in k. Fehb the performer is living the role even when they're not performing and they're trying to convince the audience that israel for decades keeping cafe was the single biggest rule in professional wrestling. It was the wrestling equivalent to magicians not. Divulging the secrets. The primary care mechanism was having baby faces which were the good guys in heels which were the bad guys. The bad guys had to be bad guys all the time. If they were asked for autographs by fans at an airport they would often refuse to sign an insult. The fans just to keep k fehb when wrestlers travelled between cities heels and faces would often have to travel in separate cars and stay in different rooms. Just to keep k fehb. They would even have different locker rooms backstage. Occasionally they would screw up. Wrestlers would get in big trouble if they broke k. Fehb in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven. The iron sheik. Who was a heel was traveling with. Hacksaw jim duggan. Who has a face. They were both pulled over and arrested for possession of marijuana and cocaine when the arrests made the news to cause controversy. Because these two guys were supposed to be enemies yet. They were traveling with each other on rare occasions. A wrestler may go off script and try to really injure another performer. Any sort of predetermined match or storyline is called a work in wrestling circles. And something which is real or off script is called a shoot in two thousand and four for example. The wwe was running a reality show where the contestants compete to become professional wrestlers. One of the contestants was daniel putter. Who is a real life. Mma fighter on an episode of monday night raw wrestler. Kurt angle issued a challenge for one of the contestants to come out and fight him. According to the script putter was supposed to come out and quickly lose however he decided to actually fight for real on live. Tv when angle wasn't expecting it. Putter tried to put england submission hold instead of losing however kurt angle is a real life olympic gold medalist in amateur wrestling and would have none of it. Technically fehb died in professional wrestling in nineteen eighty nine. When vince mcmahon the owner of the then. Wwf testified before the new jersey state legislature that wrestling was scripted in the matches predetermined this was done in order to avoid being taxed and regulated. Like a real sport today in professional wrestling cave is pretty much dead the. Wwe hosts our own documentaries where wrestlers talked out of character and will often break cafe within their own shows however as cafe has died in professional wrestling it seemingly has taken off in other parts of our culture one of the best examples would be mohammed ali yes that mohammed ali to be sure. All of his boxing matches were real and he was one of the greatest boxers in history however the persona. he created of the arrogant loud rhyming. Fighter was total k. fehb he recalled in a nineteen sixty nine associated press interview about a chance encounter with professional wrestler gorgeous george in nineteen sixty one in las vegas. He said quote. I got it from seeing gorgeous. George russell in las vegas. I saw his aides spraying deodorant and opponents corner to contain the smell. I also saw thirteen thousand full seats. I talked with gorgeous for about five minutes after the match and started being a big mouth and a brighter. He told me people would come to see me. Get beat others would come to see me. When i'd get coming and going and quote alley began creating poems about how pretty was and how ugly. His opponents were his interviews with sportscasters. Like howard cosell. Legendary gorgeous georgia's prediction was absolutely true. Love him or hate him. You couldn't ignore. mohammed. Ali

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WWF: Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn

BBC World Service

01:09 min | 1 year ago

WWF: Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn

"Group. WWF has warned that humans are destroying nature at a rate never seen before global populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians have fallen by more than two thirds. The past 50 years. The authors described the decline as catastrophic and blamed burning forests, overfishing and the destruction of wildlife habitats but stopped to Mike Barrett from WWF said new modeling evidence suggested the tide could be turned if urgent action were taken. We can actually still reverse these trends, but only if we act ambitiously on DH. Imagine if we don't We also research but these kinds again to continue to send home off of this century. We know what has to be done with. The solution is primarily about fixing the food system is about what we how we produce it. Charity at the center of a scandal involving the Canadian Prime minister, Justin Trudeau has announced its winding down its operations in Canada. The W W E E charity charity came came under under scrutiny scrutiny after after the the government government selected selected it it to to run run a a voluntary voluntary student student work work program. program. It It later later emerged emerged the the prime prime minister's minister's family family members members had had for for years years been been paid paid for speaking at W events.

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson is Buying an Entire Football League

Business Wars Daily

03:58 min | 1 year ago

Dwayne The Rock Johnson is Buying an Entire Football League

"For many of us, Monday nights sieve Longman, Monday, night football. So today's a good day to consider a shakeup in the football world. The potential revival of a would be competitor to the National Football League last week actor and former pro wrestler Dwayne the Rock Johnson with other investors bought a start-up Football League called the xfl this take some explanation especially to those who aren't avid sports fans. Let's start with the xfl contrary to popular belief. The NFL doesn't football is just had a monopoly for the most part for so long that most. Most people consider it an institution for the last couple of decades though rivals have attempted to build new leagues to compete with the. NFL. The XFL is one of those its roots began way back in the year two, thousand when World Wrestling Federation chairman. Vince. McMahon decided to build a league that could compete with the NFL NBC Cohen the League and planned to carry its games the XFL plan to extend the football season by playing games from just after the Super Bowl in February. Until late April. Now, at the time league owners, hopes were high that the Saturday night games could Wu and elusive audience TV. Teenage boys according to CNN. Vince McMahon. WWF had been almost magical in its ability to appeal to twelve to twenty four year. Old Males who typically don't stay home watching TV on Saturday nights. The xfl hoped McMahon could bring that WWF formula to football and win that desirable TV audience, and for one brief moment, it looked like their hopes were within reach the first game in two thousand, one drew more than fifteen million viewers a massive audience. That gold ring looked close and yet it turned out to be so far away as the season wore on audiences spell like a botched handoff after that single season, the xfl shutdown. Sometimes in life timing really is everything, and so it goes for Vince McMahon who decided that twenty twenty would be the right time to revive the xfl it launched in February, pitching the Seattle dragons against the DC defenders teams played five games among both players and owners. Optimism rained TV audiences varied by geography, but were decent enough that by March believe was well into planning the twenty twenty, one season. And then Kobe came along the League canceled the season March twentieth less than a month. Later, the XFL filed for bankruptcy sports writers added the xfl lists of other WanNa, NFL competitors who'd also tried to make a go of it over the years. The XFL seemed to be just another failed startup, but perhaps they declared the league's death too soon. Let's get back to Dwayne Johnson better known as the Rock Johnson actually started his career as a football player, but never made it to the NFL instead, he joined Vince McMahon's wwf where he quickly rose to superstardom before retiring to become an actor, he's now the highest paid actor in the world according to Forbes. With his business partner Danny Garcia who also happens to be his ex wife, the rock led the fifteen million dollar purchase of the. xfl. Out of Bankruptcy Sports Management Company redbird capital as a third partner. Johnson says the purchase was actually Garcia's idea she loves football and when the XFL declared bankruptcy, she saw their chance to own not just a team but an entire league not to get too grand about this. Consider that the salary of a single NFL football star say. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak. Prescott is thirty, one million dollars. That's more than double what the partners paid for the xfl which has eight teams. Still, the deal made headlines. Perhaps it's a bit of hopeful light entertainment amidst the onslaught of grim. News in two thousand, twenty, Garcia. Johnson. Say They plan to produce multimedia content for fans year round, not just during the active spring season at production time, they hadn't yet said when the League will start to play again.

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New Gas And Chemical Facilities Crowd Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley'

Environment: NPR

06:11 min | 2 years ago

New Gas And Chemical Facilities Crowd Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley'

"There's an industrial corridor in southeastern Louisiana. That people call cancer alley. It has more than one hundred and forty chemical factories and oil refineries and now there's a boom in natural gas and so industry. There is expanding so our efforts to stop it. Here's Teagan Wenlin of member station. Wwf New Orleans on a sunny Saturday. Morning I meet Sharon Levin a little tour of her neighborhood house right there terrence. Oh Great. She grew up here in rural welcome. Louisiana in Saint James Parish along the Mississippi River and most of the kids have stuck around too but now she's on a mission to stop a proposed chemical mega-complex less than a mile from her house. We drive just around a curve and see a big empty field where there's some construction underway in the distance. There's a metal fence get you see locate beggar defense back there. That silver thing is new L. shape. That's where the grapes are. That's what I saw. There used to be a plantation here so when the giant factory was approved state. Archaeologists investigated the site and found graves of enslaved people. We stopped to look. I'm pretty sure a lot of us here. Have ancestors are buried in that group in one of those gravesites? Levine's hoping the historic graves will force the company Formosa Petrochemical To Stop Building. The Taiwanese company is one of the biggest plastic manufacturers in the world. And this is a good place to build. The river provides quick access to an international port and the state offers tax breaks gave Mosa twelve million dollar grant. But Levine sees the plant as a threat to a place. She loves model Morning Coffee Back at her house which he built on family land with her husband. She describes how the rich fertile soil along. The river made for a great farming fifty years ago. It was wonderful back then. Beautiful Plan and everything Nice. My Dad grew all of our best doubles in foods. They take the vegetables to New Orleans and sell them at the French market. We had to get up early in the moment will pick low beams. I used to hate that now. Her country home is surrounded by giant factories. There are more than ten in Saint James Parish their smoke stacks forming huge clouds that cast shadows over miles. Levin thinks all of that industry is making her family and neighbors sick off. The Putin. Don't doubt we go slowly die. Her husband died of heart problems. Many of her neighbors have died of cancer. She says the air often smells bad. It's hard to link specific illnesses to certain pollutants even though Saint James Parish where she lives has an above average rate of cancer for Louisiana. Which has one of the highest rates of cancer in the country. According to an analysis by Propublica the Formosa Complex would more than double toxic air emissions here. Levin organized her neighbors to fight the plant forming a group called rise. Saint James last fall she marched with other environmental advocates all along the Mississippi River up to the capital Baton Rouge. They got lots of media coverage they delivered their demands to lawmakers no new development in the region. Matthew Block has governor John Bel Edwards chief counsel waspishly. The governor does not agree that there should be some moratorium on manufacturing facilities but his office did agree to do a small public health study. It'll survey people within a one and a half mile radius around a single plant five miles away from where living lives. There's no question that this is limited studied. It doesn't pretend to be otherwise but it's also A start in how we can start to look at these communities and whether or not there there is arisen a higher incidence of cancer and then we can make decisions from there but the study won't look at future emissions from the Formosa plant or a handful of others being built advocates. Say It's the only public health. Study the state's ever done in the region and that it's not enough. They accused lawmakers of putting profit over people's lives. The plants have brought a lot of jobs. And money says economist. Laurence Scott Nothing I've ever seen before a spokesperson for most petrochemical says the new plants in Levine's neighborhood would create twelve hundred new high paying jobs. Scott says Louisiana competes with other places for these plants and when communities like Saint James Push back? It's bad for business. One thing for sure is the larger the pushback the more expensive. It is to locate here and that is one of the factors that has to be considered when the right of return on investment here versus Texas. This tension between economic growth and health concerns has played out for years. Beverly Right is the director of the deep South Center for Environmental Justice and has advocated for people in the chemical corridor for more than three decades. It's hard for me to stay calm about this. She says they've won. A few fights stopping some plants from being built getting relocation money for an entire community in one case yet since the nineties. More and more plants have been built. I look at all of our work that we did. I mean this is my life years and watching it just being washed away and a lot of the people that we work with auditing gone now rise. Saint James is suing the US army core to stop the Formosa Plant. They've appealed to the state to revoke the permit. And they're leveraging the historic gravesites. As a reason the company shouldn't be allowed to build still as much as it pains. Her right says the best way for people in the region to protect their health. Maybe just move sitting at our kitchen table Sharon. Levin says she would never consider it. We were here first. The chemical plants tried to invade our privacy and our property. Why don't they go somewhere and not come to us? This is our home. This is not their home. She neatly packed up her flyers and the P. Con Cluster. She made for meeting tonight. She's organizing her neighbors to continue to fight. The Formosa Plant even as construction is underway. Just down the road

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An Interview with WWE Legend Kurt Angle

TKO with Carl Frampton

13:15 min | 2 years ago

An Interview with WWE Legend Kurt Angle

"Incredibly pleased society. We've got joining us. Who never quite expected? That's phones on silent everyone. I never expected that we would have on. Tko wwe wrestling legend. Kurt Angle first of all. Thank you so much for for taking the time to join us. Thanks for having me on. And let's see you're over here with them. WWe promoting the new bt sport. Yes exclusively in the UK for the two thousand and twenty busy day few. Yeah we started early morning and we're GONNA go out tonight we just have like a a gathering at bt. Not and. I think it ends at eleven o'clock but we started early morning and this is normal for for sports entertainers. Yeah do a lot of media so going a huge wrestling fan on A. You didn't have sky in your house. Yes so I was like an a young kid by Cole I was Afam. wrassling bottom was on the subway channels and I didn't have sky the watch it as much as other guys. Yeah but I was obviously a world of high beg ables. Did you know when you first joined. Because obviously in these this day and age social media the Internet you know how truly global the companies and how far you're reaches but were you aware in in the late ninety s just how many people were watching worldwide now. I I didn't watch wrestling. I didn't grow up watching it. I start watching it it would. I started so when I saw the company late ninety eight. That's when I started watching I do WanNa come on those days. But he's okay. You got quite like to find Natalie about your amateur wrestling career because as a professional sportsman. That's something that you were known for his part of your. WWe character but actually that was a huge part of your career and your life you were in a family of rest is your brother's arrest sits right yeah had four brothers. They all wrestled. They were all very successful. I was the youngest. Didn't really like wrestling. The START WITH I. I like team sports. I didn't like it depending solely on me but the more I watched my brothers and growing up I start liking wrestling. I started getting better and eventually I got better than they were and then I became came the best of my family by win the Olympic medal. Yeah 'cause wrestling in America's be of a high school institution because we have it starts when you're serve in elementary school visit. Almost every school has a program right so junior high high school college. It's very big over there. So it's it's part of our culture because a lot of people call for boxing to be put into schools as part of the curric- it used to be in the schools and there's a call for it become back and installs obviously a lot of discipline and everything else and you see the the problems that society has these with Nayef Cram and gang culture and everything else. I think. Think that programs like that rather than in the states and boxing programs and the stats are in the UK. Only going to help us. What point did you? What age did you think this could really be serious for me as a career I would say around thirteen fourteen? I started having a lot more success and got to the high school level and I lost success there and it just carried over to college and I didn't really. Oh you think about Olympics. When I was younger I just thought about that season and if I could win the championship that year and every year I continue to win which Olympic I'm big city one nine hundred ninety six Atlanta Atlanta well? Is that your proudest moment. Out of everything you've done in your career. Olympic gold medal surpasses says anything. Yeah it was You know even bigger than anything. I've accomplishing wwe. Yeah Yeah Imagine. That was a kind of Golden Olympics for the US esteem cousteau was the homeland picked. Michael Johnson it like the basketball team is Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal came one. Those guys Gail Devers. Even Andre Agassi won the tennis and we're legends in that team. What was it like to be off in the Olympic Village? Seeing those people it was pretty cool. You know you knew it was special when you went to opening ceremonies and you saw the athletes there and the guys you mentioned they were the guys and girls that were participating that were already professionals professionals and they made it you know viable for pros to end up competing in the Olympics and so you saw basketball and tennis. Ns and now even golf. So the the pros are going and winning medals as well now so those of it because one of the things the Olympics exp boxing is one of the only sports where there is a kind of. There's another trajectory and other policy if you win a medal for of sports certainly minority sports. That aren't necessarily a lot of TV coverage the Olympic medal can often be the kind of end of the road. There isn't anywhere else. I speak to go resting very well. Be One of those is and and so for you that amazing so the question I was going to ask you without. FMA How to beg then as it was Ni- would you have took that pop rather than the wwe without a doubt. Yeah wow it wasn't at that point. UFC struggling they offered me a ten fight. Deal for one hundred fifty grand and that was our biggest contract they ever offered. This was in ninety seven and then sound very good to me so I decided decide to go pro wrestling and by two thousand one two thousand and two you have see was kicking in high gear but I was already drawn in and a pro wrestling scene. So how how did the what was the chain of events that let you to the door of of the W W well in one thousand nine hundred sixty minutes man offer me a contract. I flew up to meet with them and I wasn't interested. I had a lot of people. Tell me you know you grew up. You never watched the Fake what you did was real a lot of my peers. Were telling me don't do it. So my agent through the contract the way and I'd say in one thousand nine hundred star watching Watching stone. Don't go Steve Austin the Rock and however flannel. They weren't how entertaining they were. I thought man I could do this. I think it'd be a lot of fun and you have see at the time. Time wasn't going anywhere so I went with a wwe. What was the the early memories? Because I imagine wrestling's one of the toughest sports there is a is a amateur wrestling but of red. If in a few places that is a pro wrestling were were incredibly tough. What were your first memories of some of the first lessons and training training sessions? You did all the first day. When I started training I quit? I took three bumps and my neck the pain I was getting my neck and back it was like this isn't normal. You don't it's like self abuse and you know we bump on plywood. It's a lot like this and There's no spring underneath It is self mutilation. You're you're basically beating that crap on yourself because you're allowing. I mean people were throwing around and take your head off with a clothesline and the object. You're bumping on his plywood so it was very abusive in the first day. I I didn't like it and I decided to hang in there. I came back the next day and I continued on. I got used to bumping and and used the pain so eventually didn't bother me as much but I'm paying for it. Now see a leg generation before ours. My Dad's generation. They would not really look favorably upon the tablet Ali. But what these guys do is take some serious stick their body. There's some serious injuries and stuff. It's you know your two weight world champion. And you've taken many punches to the head and body is is anyone WanNa taking a lifetime. What is what is pain to you guys? How do you manage pain? Do you ever get used to it as ever become less painful or do you just become used to living in that place. It's something you get used to. And as a young boxer I think Jimmy Moore. My trainer is spoke about this and said that you can tell from a very young age or someone hazard or not and it's normally a kids barn and if they take a punch annoys on they don't cry and they punch back it's like you can't make the Paean it's like I don't know what obviously adrenaline carries you through a lot of it but it's not like a real specific. If you punch me in the arm Ni- I would feel feel more pain than actually punching ahead fate strange sensation. It's not nice but it's very very hard up. Manassas gray but law detainees. I've not been able describe pain amateur wrestling pro wrestling. What are the worst kind of pain that you can describe? And how do you deal with those. I think the worst pain I had and I still have it now as an amateur wrestling right before the Olympics I got thrown on my head and I broke my neck and I didn't know it. I kept wrestling again that day. I ended up winning the US Open and that put me in a good position to make the Olympic team for the Olympic. Trials made me the top guy so I didn't have the Russell the mini tournament Face the winner of the mini tournament. I was the guy that the mini tournament faced. So Oh i I I couldn't get passed by any doctor doctor. Wood Passer would allow me to wrestle so I eventually found a doctor and and he said the only thing you can do. You can't train you just would just stick in a neck with Nova game and you won't feel the pain. And he was right every match. I had at the trials and the Olympics. I got twelve shots. Novacaine the back of my neck couldn't feel it for about an hour and Russell and then an hour later I'd be in a lot of pain. You won the Olympic Games uh-huh with a broken neck that's insane quotes and wwe also. Yeah yeah I broke both my hands. The last vote doesn't ideal and it wasn't wasn't nice but it's hard to imagine when the pinnacle of Your Sport Olympic Games to be competing against the top guys in the world with a broken neck does that. I can't imagine boxing. We're broken hand. We are called you a few weeks ago and you said this is the most pain I think I've ever been in the radon especially she'll have a little bit of bone removed from the right time but there there was a a tendon that had ripped and it needed stitch together without that Han was give me more than than the left hand which has seven unscrews and appropriate and at night. He's but just because it had to have some work done the Tandon It was It wasn't wasn't nice. I WanNa ask you a question. Did you know ahead had a time that you're gonNA be suffering after your career from the injuries. Would you go back and when you do it all over again I we do it all over again because obviously enjoyed every bit of my career. I've been very successful more successful than I probably would have imagined. I've been lucky enough that my injuries alot. My last night I broke Mahan but previous my husband really suffered injuries but I would one hundred percent hop gum heart do it all over again. What about you? I don't know I mean I'm I'm hurting pretty badly my knees my back my neck. Sometimes I think about you know what when I go back my quality of life right now socks so I do have a lot of suffering. I had a painkiller addiction overcame about six years ago and you know stay clean and struggle. In the way I have been very difficult. was there a lot of pressure even when you had injuries week in week out to go and perform Tom. Did you ever feel that. You couldn't say no part of the problem no I I. Nobody ever forced me to do anything. There are a lot of times. I had a a great doctor that you gave me off had three neck surgeries and he was very easy to manipulate. So you know when I broke my neck and I had surgery I would talk him into clear Amina go back early and At the time he didn't have their wellness policy L. A. C. set where they had their doctor clear. You we go to our own doctor and I was able to do that a couple of times where I should have. I've been back and I did so I broke my neck four more times and WWF and It caused me to go into a downward spiral painkiller. Alert addiction in just almost room my life so it was. It was very difficult. Can I just say you have one of the strongest biggest looking knocks. Have you seen as well. Yeah Rick out again. Yeah wow so. How many times are you performing when when you when you arrested him? Mm to twice a week. You'll be performing five days a week. You for forming five

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Bischoff attempts to revive the Monday Night Wars

The Jim Ross Report

02:33 min | 2 years ago

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.

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Boeing CEO admits mistakes on 737MAX safety system.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

06:02 min | 2 years ago

Boeing CEO admits mistakes on 737MAX safety system.

"Coming up on five minute news Boeing Co admits mistakes on key seven three seven Max safety system threat to US Elections in twenty twenty not limited to Russia and Greta Tune Berg Rejects Environmental Award. It's when Day October thirty I'm Anthony Davis Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muhlenberg acknowledged the company made mistakes in the development of a key safety system known as cast at the center of two fatal 737 Max Crashes at a US House hearing today lawmakers released Boeing documents that showed the Johnny had considered adding an m. cast alert on the flight control panel of the seven thirty seven Max and other Boeing document warned that if a pilot failed to respond in more than in ten seconds to the software activation could lead to a catastrophic failure Muhlenberg acknowledged we made some mistakes on the development of emphasis an anti stole system that automatically pushed the plane's nose down leaving pilots fighting for control U S representative Peter Defazio who heads the house transportation and infrastructure committee holding the hearing pressed Muhlenberg on why the company had not required data from crucial f oh senses when it's originally designed the APP plane Muhlenberg said the company had repeatedly asked the same question last week Indonesian invested data's found Boeing failed to grasp risks in the design of 'em casts the seven thirty-seven Max if it returns will have a number of new safety odds it will take data from the attack senses and not let 'em CASS activates more than once before situation has been resolved Muhlenberg began his opening remarks by turning and looking directly at family members of the victim seated closely behind him as he apologized for the three hundred forty six lives lost in crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia Russia interfered in the two thousand sixteen election and may try to sway next year's vote as well but it's not the only nation with an eye on US politics American officials sounding the law about foreign efforts to disrupt the twenty twenty election include multiple countries in that warning concerns abound totally about possible hacking of campaigns but also about the spread of disinformation on social media and potential efforts to breach voting databases and even Alta votes unfortunately it's not just Russia anymore in particular China Iran a couple of others studied what the Russians did in two thousand Sixteen and said James Lewis a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington US intelligence agencies reported Russian Chinese and Iranian influence activities targeting last year's midterms and senior FBI official loss week singled out Beijing as a Hilla costs of concern any foreign effort to interfere in the twenty twenty election won't Necessarily Mirror Russia's attack twenty sixteen when Kremlin linked tree intelligence officers hacked democratic emails and shared them with wikileaks to try and help Donald Trump Defeat Hillary Clinton America's -versities might have a stake in the twenty twenty vote trump for instance speaks well of North Korean leader Kim Jon while deepening tensions with ron by withdrawing the US from nuclear deal he has also engaged China in a trade war Greta tune burg has turned down an environmental award and prize money because the climate movements does not need any more award yeah she said the offer was a great honor and thanks the Nordic Council which said it respected her decision but she said politicians and the people in power our need to listen to the current best available science instagram post explaining her decision to turn down the prize money of five hundred house and Krona Miss Tune Berg said the Nordic countries have a great reputation around the world when it comes to climate and environmental issues there is no lack of talking about this there is no lack of beautiful words but she said Nordic energy consumption told a whole other story she reference to support from the WWF and the global footprint network which says Sweden along with most of the Nordic region lives as if the world has the resources of four planets the gap between what science said and what was needed to limit global temperature increase and what was being implemented was gigantic said Miss Tune bug we belong to the countries that have the possibility to do the most and yet our country's still basically do nothing she added. uh-huh you can subscribe to five minute news with your favorite podcast. APP Ask your smart speed cat or enable five minute news as your Amazon Alexa Flash briefing skill follow US on twitter at Five Min News five minute news is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering honest verified and truthful world news

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NFL Week 8 Monday Night Football Betting Picks: Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers

Bet The Board

12:53 min | 2 years ago

NFL Week 8 Monday Night Football Betting Picks: Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers

"Welcome in to the the board podcast powered by Fox bet week eight Monday night football edition dolphins steelers y'all are pretty excited for which would be a barn burner of a football game I'm your host firm joined by my colleague coast the one the only pain insider lots of enthusiasm I'm trying pain I'm not a premature whistle blower like we saw in Nashville but I still haven't positive mindsets get this thing going believe it you can achieve it and it wasn't the results were looking for either the college or professional football rain six but we persevere we continue to plow ahead and no we have a long season left in front of us so as we do every Monday we'll start the good the bad and the ugly we of course Dr Chow waiting in the wings to break down what the JJ watt injury means for the Houston Texans and he'll update us and some of our favorite quarterbacks the pain. Let's go glass half full what did you see this weekend that had you excited and brimming with optimism where do we start so much Scott the forty niners because I always leave things are more impressive when prior to the game it's not supposed to look that way so we a significant professional money come in on Carolina so it makes the win even more impressive to me personally because I just feel like they exceeded expectation and I managed and I think we both did here right to avoid this game now we dead value is certainly on Carolina like numbers wise right when you look at the number got six six and a half earlier in the week like Mason Rudolph was catching that same number in his first start ever on the road so value is I get it but I think we talked Thursday which is like a horrific matchup right Carolina doesn't have left tackle Bosa continues to like full-blown just eat out there I think he's got the highest pressure rate he's on pace to set the highest pressure rate for any rookie in NFL history right now kyle kind of talked about this the one above it average pass defense he played he struggled against earlier in the season which was Jacksonville the forty niners would obviously be even tougher than that he was the most inaccurate quarterback in terms of completion percentage expectation of sixteen percent below expectations the worst so far this week and we saw that at there wasn't very good can't stop the run we talked about that Cohen Short once he went out for the season and there was a big check mark there offensively from what I'm what I'm seeing from the forty niners is is Kyle Shanahan is just ahead of his time with what he's doing even though it's very basic right it's I think he's in this concerts jokingly kind of the real inventor of the exotic smashmouth right the ball is just like spread around there's all these interchangeable parts wide receivers are getting handoffs but like at its core it's very simple offense and I think the scary part here todd is like you look or seven and no right now in the NFC but they're without their left tackle there without the right tackle there without their versatile full-back call us check and I think I could wrong about this and it's probably not worth the money was paid but I feel like Jimmy G. has another gear that we haven't seen yet either which makes this forty-nine seem really scary well and I think some of that's got to be by design if you're Kyle Shanahan why reveal all your cards when you don't have to right now and then there's no doubt that Jimmy G. High profile passing attack is somewhere there I imagine as they can can you to build chemistry with Emmanuel Sanders able to get into the end zone and his forty niners debut it makes his team even scarier and I know pain we don't talk a lot about futures here because guys don't have access turn prices and you Never WanNa do hyperbole but right now when you look at the NFC or the forty niners the team to beat the more complete package outside of experience levels than the New Orleans saints tough to you obviously love with the saints are doing especially defensively that front seven has really taken another step I do feel like whoever gets home field advantage because the saints home field advantage so massive you'd give the you'd leaned that way with ever team had home field advantage certainly the games get a little bit tougher here in the next few weeks off for the forty niners so we'll see what they're made of but man ah X. still kind of leaned saints especially if they were the team that got home field advantage going to be interesting NFC playoff picture definitely a number of teams on their best day more than capable of putting up crooked numbers and more importantly getting stops on the defensive side but aside from the forty niners pain or are there any other teams and our individual performances that really stood out to you Daniel Jones right if you're a giants fan you have to pretty encouraged in whether you could've met seventeen or six I mean that's it's kind of a relevant at this point you know and I liked I saw accuracy wise again delivered a completion percentage five and a half percent greater than expectations four touchdowns no picks and I think that that last part there with the no picks is really impressive when you look at how aggressive he was six most aggressive quarterback in week eight so far obviously two games tonight but of all the quarterbacks that have played so far six most aggressive and the other thing is when you look at how he's doing it right now in general young quarterback he's been pressured a shit ton right forty six percent of its drawbacks pressured on the season most in the NFL among qualifying quarterbacks and he's this young young he hasn't flinched yet so I I really like I think you have to be happy for your giants fan of what the future could be with Daniel Jones so fantastic performance although in a loss did did get back door there so I know a lot of giants backers were happy that was the sharp side again closed five and a half some places so Daniel Jones got the pros money and look good again that he did one ill advised throw cost him dearly early in the game came back up the fumble yeah it was the fumble that probably could have gone I mean you it's a turnover no matter how you slice it but interception fumble just not sure he's doing it to throw but for anybody to watch that game was interesting there was a bad penalty at the tail end of the first half where the giants allegedly rough the ultimate leads the three for the lions and changed the dynamic a little bit in that context wonder if the giants would have actually had a chance to win that game outright if things had played differently but for alliance do nothing but bad luck I guess they wrote a break or two in that extra appointments made things a little wonky to some of the decision making it the nail to me how to chase a two and it's one of those things where you just start chasing points and you open that Pandora's box and if you don't convert things continue to create that downward spiral but a good performance from Daniel Jones you mentioned his second career game over three hundred yards four touchdowns then a nice job against a depleted lions secondary with the good I want to add one other into it of course it was in a losing effort Mike Evans yet again puts up Gargantuan numbers eleven catches hundred ninety eight yards and two touchdowns but one of those things that I'm not quite sure why the bucks don't look for Evans and crunch time when he was the stat stuffer all game long and the titans apparently had no answer in their secondary starting to get doubled a little bit dried movement of the slot to get them open and got doubled again so you know he had forty four percent of the buccaneers area are gesture die but obviously not enough however no you want to praise him and you probably didn't turn on the game quick enough but he did have the bad drop on the opening drive in the end zone the bucks were forced to settle for three instead of seven I did I did see that drop bring it up I do want to ask you about that when you throw through a little bit of congestion I know Matt Melons in your hands catch the ball all right so I wanted to find out so you your opinion is now well documented around Mike Evans if you're going to be elite God damn elite all right so that that's where I'm going with it was just really annoying game not going to complain right side wrong result and you go into halftime with the two hundred fifteen yards seventy one yard edge you trail that's a problem and then I thought we were gold right you fight your way back you blow you get up six late in the third quarter and then you know you hope officials can do their job good for Devon white by the way rookie did a fantastic job there sniff out fake laid to feel them out it was like a WWF and I believe they're wwe now but I'm old so wwf like a clothesline he just sent the snapper into orbit there in the all clearly comes out its return for a touchdown of course they blow their whistle so you can't you can't review it and it was a turnover on downs anyways because it was fourth down so said of a seven air when bucks up three with under Ford ago we were still down four in the problem is that you know you're not gonna your situation where it's four down territory or not kicking field goal to cover the spread for the good guys chase kicked to feel go forty eight yarder right through the UPRIGHTS two minutes to go get outta dodge with a one point loss single text bruce and eh lepers no team bet the board it's all about covering the number not winning games outraged good guy might have done it now if the good come the bad and this one is tough for me to kind of put down pain because I think they were very good for three quarters but it's the kind of game that you have to win on the road you're at the tail end of it's been a mammoth road trip the Oakland raiders finishing the game against Houston Texans were nearly two yards per play better as far as net is concerned and you look they did give up some penalty yards and everything else they had the football a lot less but they had an excellent chance to win the game on the road they outscored in the fourth quarter and to Shawn Watts and make some let real place to get the Texans the outright victory Deshaun Watson in Hopkins it's like the Russell Wilson Lockwood combination those two geysers like carrying goddamn franchise right now because Bill Brian is just continues to be a mess anyways I hate being singular play guy but you're one and you have a chance to kind of I don't WanNa say ice the game with your offense but certainly go up eight or if you decided to be a savage go for the to to put it up nine and there is a plan like second and six from the Houston twenty four in Gruden calls a run play and you'll lose a yard and now you're backed up to third wall and then you Veasley incomplete there and and you settle for a field goal only go for I love Josh Jacobs but the Texans Defense is superior against the run than it is pass in the Texans secondary isn't link absolute shambles with injuries right and they were down another starter who got injured in the game and as an offense you got tyrone Williams back and Jones who you trade four finally like kind of got into the fold now that he understands the offense after you were healthy as you've been at receiver like virtually all season attack the weakness man put it in the air instead then do that in that one specific drive could've put him up potentially two scores if they'd went for two and you rely on your defense against Watson and you got burn so to me there is some some mismanagement there was some playcalling late in that game as you kind of alluded to but they did blow sure well you mentioned mismanagement pain and it's funny you use such a word choice where do we want to go to Chicago bears and how they handled their performance against the chargers so I didn't watch the game because I couldn't dedicate enough time to it I'm GonNa go back and actually watch today it's one of those games that was really intriguing to me because guys that uh yeah I work with love the charger so much and they with the chargers plus four and a half and plus four I didn't see it so when there's games that's where my guys like adamant that this is the side and I don't see it myself on my I gotTa really pay close attention to this and because I have add I can't 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Bahamas devastated by hurricane Dorian.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

05:58 min | 2 years ago

Bahamas devastated by hurricane Dorian.

"Coming up on the news a Bahamas Commas slammed by category five Harkin Dorian general election discussions in number ten amid brexit battle and Berlin zoo celebrates red birth of panda twins. It's Monday September Timbuktu. I'm Anthony Davis Hurricane. Dorian has caused unprecedented unprecedented devastation in the Bahamas. The country's leader has said the storm the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record remains extremely dangerous said that Prime Minister Hubert menace some thirteen thousand houses of fear damaged or destroyed according to the International Red Cross pictures showed surging floodwaters what is upturned cars and snapped trees. Dorian is the most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas since records began and will later move dangerously close is to the US East Coast according to forecasters it hit the Bahamas as a category five hurricane but it's now weakened to a category four with maximum sustained twins near one hundred and fifty five miles an hour says the US National Hurricane Center in its latest update Dorian will however remain a powerful hurricane during during the next couple of days. The storm is crawling over Grand Bahama with a population of around fifty thousand people and is only sixty miles east of West Palm Beach in Florida. Dorian is traveling west of just over one mile an hour. NHCD said it added that the hurricane would continue to pound Grand Bahama the island through much of Monday the winds at the core of the storm spinning so fast that the center is collapsing on itself stalling over the area and weakening the storms. I this is making it expand and caused damage over large area and could raise water levels by as much as twenty three feet in parts heart. Grand Bahama Island Donald Trump yesterday marveled over hurricane Dorian size incorrectly telling the public about its potential off off and suggesting he's never heard of a category five storm before Dorian in fact is the fourth category five storm to happen under his watch. speculation is mounting that Boris Johnson could call a snap general election in the UK if back bench rebels succeed in passing a bill to delay brexit today the UK Prime Minister has made a statement outside number ten urging politicians not to undermine his negotiations with the EU as opposition and Tory rebels MP's publish a bill designed to rule out a no deal brexit on thirty first of October Toba despite Mr Johnson claiming he didn't want to hold a general election polling day would most likely be before the thirty first of October though the date would ultimately talk be in the control of the government who could decide to change the date at the last minute allowing the UK to crash out of the E U by default without a deal real first minister of Scotland Nicholas Sturgeon tweeted plainly obvious from that statement that Johnson has no plan to get a deal if MP's blink blink tomorrow he will drive the UK off the no deal cliff on thirty first of October. He must not get away with it. Mr Johnson ended his speech h with MP should vote with the government against Corbin's pointless delay. I want everyone to know there are no circumstances in which I will ask Brussels to delay allay. We are leaving on October thirty first. No IFS or buts we will not accept any attempts to go back on promises or scrub that referendum throughout the press conference protesters' could be heard outside Downing Street chanting stop. The coup Berlin Zoo said it's resident Pandang Mang has delivered twins the first time one of the endangered animals has given birth in the country. Mingming became a mom twice. We are so happy we are speechless. The zoo tweeted today posting video of mango guiding reading one of her pink cubs to feed pandas on notoriously difficult to breed making such births rab. The Panda delivered its first cub on Saturday evening running about an hour later. A second baby was born. The sexes have not been determined. The zoo said they weighed one hundred thirty six and one hundred eighty six six grams. The zoo pays fifteen million dollars a year in a fifteen year contract to host them with most of the money going towards the conservation and breeding research program Graham in China. The cubs born in Berlin must be returned to China within four years after they have been weaned about one thousand eight hundred sixty four pandas this remain in the wild in China up from around two thousand in the late nineteen seventies according to the environmental group. WWF just over four hundred pandas live in zoos around the world in conservation projects setup with Beijing you can subscribe to the news with your favorite podcast. APP or ask Your Smart Speaker to play the news with Anthony Davis podcast leave us a review on. I tunes yes and follow us on twitter. At the news underscore podcast for daily updates. 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How Was Andr the Giant Larger than Life?

BrainStuff

06:02 min | 3 years ago

How Was Andr the Giant Larger than Life?

"Today's episode is brought to you by the Capital, One card with Capital, One saver card. You can earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment. That means four percent on checking out that new French restaurant and four percent on bowling with your friends. You'll also earn two percent cashback at grocery stores, and one percent on all other purchases. Now, when you go out you cash in Capital, One, what's in your wallet terms apply? Welcome to brainstorm a production of iheartradio. Hey, brain stuff. Lauren Vogel bomb here. Fans knew Andre the giant as the eighth wonder of the world, but friends and loved ones had their own designation. We spoke by Email with Benjamin Brown. An archivist for world, wrestling, entertainment, or the WWE. He said, under the giant was and still is affectionately referred to as boss, symbolizing, the respect he commanded and was appropriately given long before the towering icon, became a pop culture, phenomenon under the giant was Andrew SAAF, a French kid who led up somewhat average life until puberty hit born in Grenoble, France in nineteen Forty-six resolve was beautiful baby has older brother and Thuan said an HBO documentary about Andre's life, quote, he was normal his life changing transformation began in his early teens when it became evident that Roussel mauve had to Terry Glenn disorder called acrimoniously the sorter. According to the mayo clinic occurs, when the Patou itary gland produces too much growth hormone during adulthood, causing the bones to increase in size. It typically affects middle aged. Notes, but can happen at any age and what it strikes, still developing kids like it did, and muffs case it can cause a condition called, gigantism, which results in, abnormal increases in height and exaggerated bone growth, Roussel, muffs major physical, transformation occurred in the time between his departure from home at age fourteen to seek employment outside of granola and his first return visit at age nineteen nineteen Eighty-one Sports Illustrated profile reported indeed during the five years young Andre had been estranged from his parents, he'd grown so large that even as mother and father failed at first and even second glance to recognize him or to connect the giant. They had seen on television with the gangly dreamer, who would hide himself to Paris so long before. Of continued to grow by the age of twelve he hit six feet, that's one point eight meters and two hundred and forty pounds or a hundred kilos and rapidly grew from there. So he set his sights on a career that allowed him to use his size to his advantage. Wrestling after training with French champion Frank. Val wa who later became his manager worse enough begin competing under the name zone. Fair in Montreal and monster off in Japan. The young giant began making a name for himself, as a baby-faced colossal, competitor and bell wa introduced him to legendary wrestling promoter and Smick man senior as the founder of the world, wide, wrestling federation, or WWF, which later became the WWE McMahon made a few suggestions to increase Russa muffs. Potential success, including a name change McMahon dubbed, the wrestler, Andre the giant and sent him off to compete around the world. On March twenty sixth nineteen Seventy-three under the giant made has WWF debut at New York City's Madison Square Garden. He went onto wrestle more than three hundred days a year and rose to fame is one of the industry's most respected competitors. Brown said under the giant surpassed the often one dimensional nature of attraction wrestler to become a massive draw wherever he went in the world. Andre was both the leader of the locker room and measuring stick for all those who came after Andre the giant was intelligent multi-lingual an exceptional in ring talent. While the wrestler, success is indisputable his eventual size is up for debate most sources claim. He reached a height of seven feet four inches. That's two point two meters, though, according to biography dot com. He was more likely closer to six feet eleven inches or one point nine meters. It's full size Rousseff weighed about five hundred pounds, that's two hundred and twenty six kilos, the wrestler's unique physicality led to plenty of opportunities outside of the ring, including a memorable role in the nineteen eighty seven film the prince. Bride and resolves love for food and drink was no joke. There are many stories of him drinking more than one hundred beers. In one sitting though, it supposedly wasn't the norm. His best friend Tim white told WWE had go into a restaurant and eat twelve stakes and fifteen lobsters just to quote put on a show and have some laughs. Roussel offer main, too formidable competitor throughout his career taking on titans, like hulk HOGAN, and macho man, Randy savage, but by the early nineteen ninety s the effects of his Akra medically and the massive physical wear and tear of his career had led to severe effects on his health mega is known to cause everything from high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease to spinal cord compression vision loss, resume of grappled with chronic pain, and could no longer endure the rigors of wrestling, he retreated to his North Carolina ranch. But flew home to France at early nineteen Ninety-three when his father passed away, on January twenty seventh nineteen Ninety-three Andre the giant died and asleep congestive heart failure. The wrestler was never married, but he was survived by a daughter Robin. Christianson Russa mauve born in nineteen Seventy-nine under the giant continues to be heralded by wrestling fans as one of the sport's greatest competitors. Brown said this quote is from Tim white Andres best friend who called me while I was writing this, once he befriended, you he was your friend for life. Space episode was written by Michelle Constantinople ski and produced by Tyler click brain stuff is a production with I heart radio. How stuff works for more on this, and lots of other massive topics. Visit our home. Planet has works dot com. And for more podcast iheartradio, I heart radio app, apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. Today's episode is brought to you by the Capital One saver card earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment. Two percent at grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. Now when you go out you cash in what's in your wallet terms apply.

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"wwf" Discussed on We Watch Wrestling

We Watch Wrestling

04:41 min | 3 years ago

"wwf" Discussed on We Watch Wrestling

"I mean, they always do good job at that stuff. You got peace through a little bit of hyperbole. But no. But I mean, then I went into the collection, and I started watching, you know, they have three different, and it's all the same thing. But they've three different back to back. Andre interviews from Awa. And it's he asked them the same questions they compare their boots compare hands. This you know, the famous clipper Andrea puts his hand on his face. It ends with him. Putting on Andrey's sport coat, which is just a riot. You know? Yeah. And there we talked about there there are those clips where he like they show him sort of laying out what what they do or like leading the guy. That's really cool stuff him and savage, and he's like he's I will hit these yet. They try they start. And then he's like hold on. Bing, bang, boom. They do that. Right. Yeah. You know, what was the other one? Oh, they they had two different. They two different ones with. Jesse Ventura when he introduces Mr. SADO as his tag partner, and it starts with one. I was like, oh, this is great. You know? And then they show another one. I was like why would they do this again? And then I realize it's going on. I was like I wonder if this this must be the first take because it's not as tight, and then so you start trying to break the piece of wood with his head, and he can't break it. And then the whole thing goes to shit. I was just like oh my God. They had this fucking out. Take just sitting there. It was brilliant. Yeah. Those those ninety two nine thousand nine hundred superstars are pretty good. I've started dip, and I was watching one when you got here. I got into it. Yeah. I went to the which is interesting. This is what I said to you. Because my collection of WWF superstars for whatever reason. You know, when I'm when I'm ordering the should from Bill Ali. Yeah. Like, I stopped at ninety two. Yeah. I don't know why. And it's funny when I start watching. Ninety two. I was like I remember watching all the ship. Yes. They debuted nails. Ridgely? He was just convict. Yeah. But I watched that first one they put up. April eighteenth or whatever ninety two and. So much so much because you know, what it was too is. I think what it came down to is. I didn't. You know, Mr. perfect was, you know, find for what he was. But once Jesse Ventura was off superstars I was just like. That's the reason I didn't continue the collection that far. So I was watching I dipped in a little later. So the one that I was watching the one ripe ripe before the survivor series. And so you've got macho and 'perfect teaming up against flair and razor. Oh, right. And that stuff is really cool like the promos. We know what's crazy is just watching a full episode. I was like God damn I got like people complain about like other so much talk on raw. Now. It's like the it was all talk. It was all talk. Yeah. It was you know, they'd start off with McMahon and perfect the episode. I watched you know. When they go into a match, but they're going to have somebody in the little box talking. And the matches nothing just to squash. Yeah. You know, as as my friend, Mike nervous to refer to the job guys, slam jam Joe Jack off, right? There's and then immediately they go to Sean mooning. Right. But so, you know, the model then was Martell was Rick markdown Macomb pay pay pay to see top right talk them in. Right. So you got a little wrestling. But you got those promos, and you knew who the guys were because you because he did get to see them. Yeah. But yeah, it was much more. Like if you really wanna see the shit. You gotta pay to see it, which is, but you can still do that type of show. I think with superstar superstar matches. Because it's just it's the long injuring promo segment. I think is dead. I think is. Definitely put say put that in his tomb as well, please. I just think it's I cannot think of anything more boring. Yeah. You know? No..

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"wwf" Discussed on The Big Podcast With Shaq

The Big Podcast With Shaq

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"wwf" Discussed on The Big Podcast With Shaq

"But until then I'm a stay all up big y'all, and I'm gonna be relentless witty. Why are you like just a Stephen a I'm a stay all up being y'all? If Stephen thinks that is a great business model, and by the way, I do believe we need more minority voices in sports radio. Sports radio is way too white been in the industry since its infancy. But I would say this if he thinks it's such a great idea put his money behind it. Start a serious channel or something like that just black sports talk and see if it works and see if it's profitable. What do you want to call the channel? A black Knebworth. Okay. I like that last last one. We finally we lost a legend last week. When mean Jean Oakland passed away at the age of seventy six long. Yeah. WWF announcer mean gene Oakland on? Yeah. That's the way seventy six years old. I thought he was much older. I wish seventy six I would've thought he was around a long was he was a hustler, man. He had hustled, gene. Yes. Thanks to Kevin on Twitter. A couple of other people for tagging in this classic mean, Jean Oakland clip from the nineties as he makes his borderline farewell professional wrestling wants my belt, but I wanted to and I had to fight inch branch to get this. And I'm not to lay down my back and let someone cover me. I thank you very much. Gene. Can't even hold it together me, gene o mean Jean together. Really good to let some girl cover me. Oh god. Yeah. All right. That is this week's addition. Of borderline every car comes with a sheriff stories. He got great ding in your bumper. When you nervous picked up the first date and it worked out, well, the luxury package, you got after that big promotion, it was worth it. Or the mileage you say by riding your bike all summer be does that every week to the studio, but you can't put a price tag on your stories. But now with truecar you can at least find out what your car's worth when it's time to sell.

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"wwf" Discussed on Movie Crush

Movie Crush

02:51 min | 3 years ago

"wwf" Discussed on Movie Crush

"It's a lot of politics. But it also. Goes into some real cool behind the scenes stuff about how fake reality shows are and the idea of like Franken biting where you can like cut up things. People say have a cut away where it's they're back and literally manufacturer a sentence by extreme together bits of other things. They've said, oh, yeah. Like anyone that still thinks reality shows are not completely holy manufactured are just living in a dream. They're they're basically in the same boat as people still think professional wrestling Israel. No one thinks that Andy Warhol was a big fan of WWF. Really? Yeah. I didn't. But that doesn't surprise me mean, gene, gene, the just passed away. There's incredible clip. I recommend everybody. Check it out where where he's like doing his post-match interview thing, and you see hulk HOGAN in the background and Cindy Lauper is there and then Andy Warhol comes up and means laser gentlemen, it real new New York luminary, Mr. Andy Warhol, have you ever seen so much bedlam in chaos in your life, sir? And he goes, I just can't even believe it. I just as exciting exciting. I don't even know what to say. Yeah. But the real answer is. Yes. Anywhere housing that much bedlam. No. Apparently, he was genuinely fan make sense considering what how fascinated he was by gross commercialism. So I I I was like that seems wrong. But then I was like no that seems absolutely. Like Salvador Dali if he was alive would probably be into WW just the way he responded is just so exciting. I can barely contain myself. Yeah. It shows Andy your magnanimous personality. He didn't strike me as someone who was a lot of fun to hang out with. I think he's kind of toyed with people a little bit. And it was of always had like recorder, and like camera was kind of like trying to like it out of my make people kind of like, you know, be his subjects all the time. I don't know. It's as an interesting fellow is a monument, not come too much. Go draw soup can draw at Diddy. It wasn't just kind of like Xerox through like, oh, did he just blow up like, I don't know. Did you call me on this? But a lot of what he did was definitely commodifying other images. And but I think he probably had some artistic shops as far as being able to draw, but I don't think of him as being a painter exactly I think more is being like graphic like a print maker something, you know. Hey, everyone wanna talk to you about a a great new show on a dull swim, gorgeous Lee animated brand new called Tig tone, TI GTO, any it's about a fantasy hero named tick down who goes on these quests where he has to kill lots and lots of people and has a little side kick name healthy, and it's really kind of great mostly sacrificing healthy while taking advantage of help. He's powers and rejuvenation. What's going on?.

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