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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
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
"wwf" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"The future, and also we not this APP that some of the staff is still saying that that got mets Martin. Work is my work and. Responsibility, so we have to work a lot with that idea. Do because it is A. And I think it happens with many would many topics I mean there's an expert of that topic. And why? Why do I have to border to start looking for information, understand the on to be very clear that that our role is a supportive role and now real clements modernisation eat is not made by a single person that knows everything and do the whole job. It is more like about be linked up these a along the whole staff. They will be able to manage tool to respond for climate change risk in their daily work because I'm not. The one who is doing they must important conservation work in India office so we. We are now like about how to deal with those are. and. We have come up with some strategies to that in that situation where someone says oh well, this is your role and responsibility and. You get Kinda dig, and maybe to a specific example with someone. Yes, I think this has to has to not with the about race. We mentioned at the beginning I mean. When you start like talk with people in terms that like make realized the Platinum smart approach is not very sophisticated that do not do not need to have a PhD. The made to read like fifteen papers. You don't need to I mean it's more like a thing of attitude than taking the right approach because this is a very. They had like no I'm not. I never meant to be as expert as you will. Because I have not invest seniors on knowing on these issues and I think the first thing to say is that is easy. Easy it's an easy thing and you are perfecting able to go that within within two months within six months. You have to do a lot of effort, but it is not like a rocket science fixing so democrats are wrong. Interpretation of we're expecting them to do at one important. Stay Up. We are working with marina and I think is very variable for a valuable for me to having heard in the in team. Is that I? Am very familiar with the concepts and with topics and for me. It's like come on. Why don't you understand? On Madonna told me now is not that easy. Perhaps we got. We have to find this way or this way and for me. I mean I do not consider myself. I'm expert. Look I'm not knowledgeable about the topic so for me now at this point is difficult to see why they don't get the. So Madina is helping a lot with that and to try to make things even simpler I mean if we want to be leaders in conservation, windy into red cadmus changes about leadership as annexation and. Technical staff were very good team. We have the. So Sean. We just heard from WWF offices on what they have done since the workshop in Nairobi. What do you mean takeaways from what we heard? Well first of all after listening to these four women. I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to work with them and I'm really proud of what they're doing. Saving Nature is never been easy and climate changes making it that much more difficult. We've heard some of the challenges. They're facing and getting some of their colleagues on board, but they're not giving up shifting the paradigm of how we approach conservation is an enormous task and what's happening in some of the offices. Really gives me hope that WWF is moving in the right direction. So are there any common themes that emerged from these discussions that make you want to make some revisions to the process WWF is developing. Sure the one obstacle everyone ran into was using the red flag. Words words like preserve protect conserve as a way to identify where work is at the greatest risk to climate change, and we really wanted this to be a fairly simple exercises, a way to get people to question the viability of their conservation goals, and to rethink how they might make their goals more open ended inflexible, but a lot of people seem to think this was just a rather pointless exercise in semantics, so we're going to have to make some changes there to make sure that people understand why we're doing all this in the first place. But there's a mother takeaways as well I. Think we learned just how crucial support is from leadership without some kind of mandate from the top? This work is really hard to sustain, and we also heard the importance of not doing this alone. Almost all of our offices have just one single adaptation officer to try to get everyone else on board and I think one of the reasons why Mexico's been so successful is because they have a partnership, Nell and Madonna are working together and supporting each other and learning from one another. Another I think that's really important. And finally we heard from many of our staff. How much they appreciated the approach. WWF Mexico is taking. They didn't do long planning workshops. They didn't use a lot of heavy science upfront. They just had simple one our conversations with their colleagues to talk about what they're already seeing in their work, and how climate changes are affecting it so putting the conservation experts in the driver's seat and empowering them to use the knowledge already have a really powerful way to get. People started down this path. That's great. This whole process has been great I. It's been an honor for me to be part of it, but what's next, so we're going to take all this learning and I'm currently writing some guidance for our office to us, and we're going to keep learning from each other as we move forward. We're going to have regular calls like you heard from Melissa and our. Our colleagues earlier and we're going to have regular. CHECK INS to strengthen community of practice, and finally we really need to focus on what's happening with the national adaptation plans pending on how countries helped there. People adapt climate change. Naps can come yet another threat to conservation and by working with governments in the adaptation planning process. We're really hoping to create new opportunities for nature. Okay Sean so the journey of this podcast is almost over so any last final thoughts. While, the journey of the podcast is almost over, but the adaptation journey never ends I really hope your listeners whether they're working in conservation like music or an urban planning or some company, or really in any field enjoyed this episode and taken away some ideas that can use their own work and I really hope they'll share their experiences with you and your audience the only way we're going to adapt as you get out there and try stuff learn from our successes and mistakes.
"wwf" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"Looking around the room, there's people from all over the planet here coming together. That's strength of this approach. WWF should be proud. We've got people from central. America Asia all coming up a conservation strategies all trying to come up with adaptation strategies. I am Maggie Command and I am the wildlife practice leader for WWF International. So, what do you think of the workshop so far well? The workshop has been great for me. It's been especially important going through the various countries, strategies and trying to see where climate should be placed in the strategies where it's missing or people implied that it's there and the consideration may not be there because last year. Year the wildlife practice developed their strategy, and in going through it, we withdrew some of these comments that are being placed in now because we assumed that climate was ever present in people's minds, and that we talk when we talked about resilient ecosystems that people would be thinking about the effects of climate change I'm learning that that's not always true, and when you're trying to change people's approaches and. Especially, just introducing something new to how we go about doing things, those statements might need to be in there. So I'm going back to our strategy to look at it with a bit of a different.
"wwf" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"These elephants. Going to kill them, so you typically find that at the end of the day, the impacts of climate change that Uganda is facing will undo some of our conservation efforts. My name is cal. Don't cheat widening and I am currently the senior many John Climate Change Program in WWF South Africa. What are the changes in climate and weather in south? Africa that people are most concerned about 'em in South Africa. We are mostly concerned about the recent drought that has hit most of our Tell C. which is Cape Town. It took Queenie. Queenie, as when s parts of the Eastern Cape province, we even heard about that here. United States that Capetown was. There was even a potential date where you guys were going to run out of water and when you're dealing with a situation where humans aren't even to have access to water. How does that make your job more challenging when you're focuses on wildlife? Allah job is was made more challenging from the basic thick that I'm within the Arianne Capetown. saw a lot of people running out of water and the. Heavy set up various points web. People can come with. KITSON continues to collect water so from them. Basic human leads side as that. Something that is very real and serious and experiencing it through our stuff turnout way you would have a lot of people struggling with what especially those that are coming from townships. What townships! Mainly people that way you'll find a lot of black communities in that, and you'll find that they will have challenges coming to work because they didn't have water to really prepare themselves infra intact. Emily's so that is actually me. Norwick, quite difficult, but at the same time we also. Playing a role in terms of wicked close with this city to come up with measures to help this see to cope with the. Ambition that Kennedy experiencing 'em resulting from water shortages. Alright those fantastic I hope everyone learned what WWF. Offices around the world are going through what the varies climate change impacts that they're dealing with so Shaun. What's next so next? We're off to Nairobi Kenya to listen in on a three day workshop that we held in April you've learned about the climate change impact, some of our offices are facing and what we were. Were doing it. That workshop is to look to see if our offices are actually addressing those threats in their conservation strategies, and your listeners will find out what we learned there, and how we're developing a process to move forward and help offices really get a handle on how they're going to manage these threats going forward. Okay adapters pack your bags. We're going to Kanye I am here with John Martin the World.
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
"wwf" Discussed on Sports Wars
"The guys. Slamming him to the canvas his father Rocky Johnson. He's been training his son for months. Not just the move but how to tell a story in the ring. Wrestling Psychology Training has been long and tough as Dwayne gets up off the dirty met. He thinks back to win. His training began. He remembers. It wasn't an easy sell to his father who at first wanted no part of training his son in the ways of the family business. He told Dwayne I won't do it. Dwayne asked him why not rocky tells him. You wanted to play football. I want you to play football. The wrestling business. It's to heart. Don't want you to have to go through what I did. On one hand. Dwayne knew he was right. But it's not like football. Had Been All that easy. His Dad's supported him after he signed a contract to make a measly hundred fifty dollars a week with the practice. Squad for the Calgary stampede of the Canadian Football League Dwayne was sleeping on dirty mattresses and scalping his complementary game tickets for food money then as if it couldn't get any worse he was cut on the day he was let go. Dwayne looked in his wallet. He had exactly seven dollars to his name. He was totally broke which is why he decided it was time for a change so then he asked his father to show him the ways of wrestling. Dwayne tells his dad. Football wasn't my blood. Dad that chapter's done with it's closed. I WanNa know what's next and wrestling is in my blood. Arbel Rocky tells them fine. I'll train but if you think I'm GonNa take it easy on you. You're Dwayne accepted. Because it was an option it was the path it could be a career and really without this. There's nothing else. The training began the next day. And it hurt. Usually all this training and behind the scenes work is done for an audience of no one today though it's an audience of exactly one hat patterson. Wwf Legend longtime friend of Duan's father rocky is the right hand man to Vince McMahon. He's here watching with keen interest. And now he's seen enough he goes to the nearest phone calls his boss and stresses to him that he needs to come watch rocky. Johnson's kid in the ring because this kid needs a wwf contract yesterday just days later. Dwayne Johnson is offered that contract just like the contract. Steve Austin signed himself a short time ago. It's now early. Nineteen ninety six and Dwayne Johnson. As well as Steve Austin are both heading to the World Wrestling Federation. It's January eighth. Nineteen ninety-six at the biggest wrestling event of the week. Monday night raw a national TV wrestling showcase on the USA network. Steve Austin is making his debut in a wwf rain he's just been introduced to the Newark Delaware. Crowd as the new million dollar champion. Called the ringmaster because you see. He's the master of the wrestling ring. Yeah and the crowd is going mild. Yeah no one. Watching is reacting to him at all. Steve Obviously knows the problem. The new gimmick is total crap. This might have worked a few years ago and fans cheered for wrestlers who were clowns garbage men but the business has changed. The fans are craving a little more reality. More human attitude in the crazy made up world of pro wrestling. This isn't that and Steve knows it. The crowd is still yawning. They SHOULD BE THINK STEVE. He just tore up extreme championship wrestling with almost nothing but his uncensored words he found his voice his identity as performed by speaking the uncensored truth at all costs even if that meant tearing down his former company and bosses in a way that no wrestling fan had ever heard before the WWF didn't want to give him a contract before so he pushed boundaries broke traditions and raise so much hell that the WWF had no choice but to pay attention to him. Now he's the Damn ringmaster he knows the WWF brought him in to be a good hand. A term used for reliable veterans that everyone backstage trust to deliver solid matches and to keep it safe in the ring. He's there to make other wrestlers. Look good not to be the star of the show. It sucks but he had to take the job. He just needed one final chance but he knows he can't waste it like this. This is all I needed. Steve thinks they opened the door. Now I'm GonNa bust it wide open. I'm going to show them the Real Steve Austin. It's a sweaty Memphis summer day in Nineteen ninety-six. Johnson is driving his pickup truck up Union Avenue to his first match with the United States Wrestling Association the WWF sent him here after signing him almost like a minor league assignment. It's a training ground a test to see if the promise he showed in his tryout is legitimate in the real world. So Johnson's career starts tonight as a guy called Flex Cavanna. He chose that name himself because it just sounded cool to him he catches his own face in the rear view mirror and smiles as he raises an eyebrow V. Eyebrow Flex coven. Yeah that's right that's a cool name. Indeed what's not so cool making forty bucks match and living in the guest room of a local elderly couple. That agreed to take him in. Somehow he's more broke now than he was in Canada. Sharp the mattress. He's sleeping on wasn't pulled from a dumpster. So there's that it's how we lived in Calgary but he did lie down on this Memphis mattress. In wonder I really make the right decision. Dwayne could have tried to hang on in football but at least it was a little more money. He could have gone back home to get a real job he even seriously considered joining the FBI. Something steady and normal dwayne then flips through the Radio. Looking for a distraction as drives past the world famous recording studios of Sun Records. Where some of his all time favourite icons recorded so many of their hits stars like Elvis Presley Johnny Cash Jerry Lee Lewis Songs. Dwayne SORRY FLEX. Cavanna has always loved man. That's where they started their journeys just hustling trying to get something going. He thinks they went in there every day. No promise of success and the just grinded out. He then sees the arena in the distance. Oh Yeah Flex Kvant says to himself. I'm in the right spot. It's now September of Nineteen ninety-six. Dwayne Johnson is in Lexington Kentucky for another small show before the match begins. Dwayne gets on the phone with Jim. Ross Ross is a wwf hall of fame announcer and vice president of talent relations. And he has some good news. Dwayne THE DAYS OF FLEX. Cavanna are sadly numbered. Word has come down from. Vince McMahon himself. It's time to get the kid up to the big leagues Ross. Then tells him we. WanNa call rocky my via pay homage to your legacy your father and grandfather twain pauses considering the weight of the family name and he makes up his mind he tells. Ross I don't WanNa do that. Sir. I appreciate that but I wanna get to the top of this business on my own. I don't want my success to be only because of my family. Name Ross response. Vince really wants to market was the first ever third generation stars. So get used to it below. You're going to be a classic Good Guy. A blue chip and the fans will absolutely love that A good guy thinks twain fans will love me. I'm not even sure who he is. But I'll just smile kiss babies and get the crowd to cheer for me just like I saw Hogan do back in the eighties. He tells Ross are. I'll be rocking my Avia. A good guy just a few weeks later in November nineteen ninety six rocky. My Avia is pacing backstage at Madison Square Garden. His first match is mere moments away. He takes one last. Look around the locker room. Wrestlers like Steve Austin. Think tonight. We'll be there moment. Well things Dwayne I'm GonNa go make this night my mom. I'm going to steal the show with a performance. These fans will remember forever. Rocky Maya via has just won his first match and the WWF and it was at a pay per view. Those days on the football field now seem forever ago. He raises his hands in the air. He's so pumped up and inexperienced that he doesn't know where to look for the main camera for his big introduction to the world watching at home meaning that the camera can't see his winning heroic smile. Dwayne IS EMOTIONAL. But not just for that win. That was planned. Rookie knows wrestling isn't about wins and losses. It's about fan reaction that priceless connection with everyone watching. That's what leads to bigger matches and more money. Those are the real victories in wrestling. The more people feel any strong emotion about you the better. That's what he feels. He really one tonight. In fact sometimes in wrestling a loss can be worth a lot more about thirty minutes after rocky. My Avia got his first win. Steve Austin is trudging out of the same ring a loser in his big match. But he's smiling as he returns backstage he knows that he's shoving his wrestling persona closer and closer to who he really wants to be. In the ring the matches are getting bigger backstage. Respect getting stronger tonight. The fans are all in and aren't going to remember that Steve Austin lost. They're just gonNA remember him as he walks backstage. He sees the rookie that Maya vehicle celebrating his big win. Steve's got nothing against the kid. Sure he's probably here because of his daddy but these the look and he's not a bad dude good for him. Think Steve It's a great start but it's just that a start he thinks rocky has a long way to go to catch up where I'm heading now the top guy. Wwf.
"wwf" Discussed on Sports Wars
"Sports wars is brought to you by capital one. You know how it feels when you've saved enough for that long awaited home edition now. Imagine saving enough for an addition on that addition. That's the feeling with capital one. Where a new savings account earns five times. The national average capital one is helping you earn more towards your savings goals. This is banking reimagined. What's in your Wallet Capital One? Na member FDIC from wondering. I'm Dan Rubenstein. And this is sports. Wars Dwayne the Rock Johnson and stone. Cold Steve Austin are two of the biggest names ever in professional wrestling a wild world full of larger than life characters telling over the top stories through unbelievable athletic feats and crazy melodrama to the delight of a fan base. That just can't get enough. The number one spot in professional wrestling is a time honored money-making position in both wrestling and pop culture in the eighties. It was hulk Hogan a champion in the ring. He was everywhere outside of it. Posters t-shirts Saturday morning cartoons a generation of kids near. Tv's definitely heard Hulk Hogan telling you to train and say your prayers and take your vitamins yet. As Hulk Hogan's career started to wind down the industry. He helped make huge around. The world suddenly had a vacuum at the top a space reserved for that one unique performer. That can pull in the most fans anchor all the big events and stand out on a roster of larger than life personalities. After Hogan Steve. Austin DWAYNE THE ROCK. Johnson emerged from the giant pile of names and their drive to be. The new guy changed the industry all over again and took wrestling to new heights and their rivalry for the top spot began in nineteen ninety six a time during which wrestling was starved for new star power and on the brink of extinction in one corner a grizzled veteran on his last legs in the other a bright eyed rookie with everything to lose from opposite ends of the road. Steve Austin and dwayne Johnson arrive to the WWF with high hopes of reaching the top and unlike traditional sports rivals competing in contests with unknown outcomes. Austin and the rock could only reach the top spot by working with each other. This is episode one. The WWF comes calling bull. It's early nineteen eighty-four wrestling fans and Madison Square Garden are going wild. As usual. One of the younger fans in the arena is in the front row next to his mother. Leaning forward eyes glued on the action. He's just twelve years old but Dwayne Johnson has already watched countless wrestling matches in his young life. His father rocky was one of the most popular and electrifying pro wrestlers in the late seventies early eighties and Dwayne. Who GOES BY DEWEY? These days looks up to his famous. Dad Rocky is on the night slate of matches but tonight. That's not who do is here to watch. He's here to see his idol Hulk Hogan he's not alone everyone in MSG is here to get a glimpse of Hogan doing his thing because he's the WWF. Top Guy the top guy isn't simply a passing complimentary. The champion at the top of the industry's ranks. He's the building block of the entire wrestling company. He's the face of the WWF franchise in and out of the ring. He's everything to the. Wwf Vince McMahon the head of the WWF chose Hogan the tall bleached blond collection of muscles and catchphrases to be his top guy and in just a few months. That decision has already changed the business. By helping to tear down the decades old tradition of regional wrestling territories and establishing the WWF am the huckster as the national wrestling brand young. Dewey Johnson though doesn't care about marketing or business details he doesn't have to. He just has to understand what he sees right in front of a larger than life hero taller than the skyscrapers that surround the arena. That is what the top guy really is. Also sitting close enough to see the sweat pouring off of hulk as the top guy off his headband and tosses it into the adoring crowd as the headband flies. Through the air the tall still growing Dewey Johnson reaches up to his thrilled surprise catches it. It's as if an actual Greek God has come down to earth and giving him a piece of his legend do we can't believe it soon. The match is underway in the huckster and his opponent start to tangle Hogan clotheslines. The Guy with his twenty. Four INCH. Arms Dewey cheers. Hogan's the good guy after all the baby face but Hogan then picks up his opponent for another moved and he gets his is gouged by his opponent. The Guy Hulk is fighting is bad guy a villain or what people in the pro wrestling business call heels do. We is furious. I- gouging that's illegal. Do we rains down booze with the rest of the crowd. That's wrestling though. It's two fighters working together to capture the audience. One move at a time and with each swing of momentum and emotion fans like Dewey Johnson are pulled deeper into the drama Hogan finally goes for his signature leg. Drop his big leg crashing down on his opponent's chest and the REF starts his count. Dewey Council along with the other eighteen thousand screaming fans losing their collective minds.
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
"wwf" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"That and the number of markets that they were running how shows in was huge but they had not changed the old territorial system where you would do specific specific interviews for every single market for their monthly or every other month shows I talk about the production schedule and what it was like literally doing an interview you with every main event wrestler for every individual. How Show I? I mean every market the show aired on we did market specific interviews. And you're right in a lot of people don't know in those days. It was the norm with the talent roster. There would often be you too. How show sometimes three nights in different parts of the country so there would be days when we would have to do a hundred hundred plus interviews to cover all of the markets because remember beside they had? WWF Superstars Stars and they had wwf challenge that aired all over in a lot of markets. Got Two shows and come depending on the matches you would have to do interviews for both of those shows for a specific market. I remember I think the most was I my record was one night at the meadowlands. And you know when there we would obviously do interviews during the day when there was how show at night because the talent was there. We did started about eleven o'clock in the morning and we're still going when the show started. We had a hundred and Thirteen interviews and there were it was obviously more than that in terms of an actual number. Because there's some interviews that you don't hit the timing mark mark. Just weren't that good and you Redo but I remember towards the end. I was so exhausted. One of our camera camera guys took one of the huge black cases that the cameras were transported and turned it on its side so I could lean against it where you would start with a two shot and I would interact and then they would go into a hike shot of the talent so I could just lean back and rest against the camera case. Because we've I've been doing interviews for like ten hours.
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.
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
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 do that with like watching games so two one on and watch today but as I'm like tracking the play by play and now that I'm like looking at the data we just download it charges were not decide and we had this debate all week long and you may see something different but the charges were not decide but I'll let you share what you saw from the data I mean I'm just looking at just like two hundred and thirty one total yards of offense in the year two thousand nineteen on the road and you're only getting what would have been like three point two closing number I don it doesn't look like just by all the data that that was the right side
"wwf" Discussed on Business Wars
"On the last episode. WCW dominated Monday nights inspiring Ted Turner to give it a second primetime show on Thursdays meanwhile Vince McMahon man became wrestling fans most hated figure and pull the curtain down on WWF Day says PG entertainment a final fight looms but the biggest blows will be landed outside the ring. This is episode six down for the count. It's April Thirteenth Nineteen Ninety eight and the atmosphere backstage at the core state center in Philadelphia is electric. WWF Arise Broadcasting Live from the center and the team knows tonight could be the night the night when WCW he w loses its title for eighty three weeks in a row WCW Monday nitro has beaten wwf raw in the ratings but WCW's lead is shrinking fast last week Nitra one out by less than one hundred thousand viewers and tonight Ross serving up a three hour showcase with a new attitude. The artist formerly known as gold dust sets the tone the gender bending ending wrestler arrives in drag pretending to be the female grappler. Sabo entering the ring to fight the braided haired Nina Luna knocks gold dust down in tears off his dress and wig then the real sables storms into the ring and attacks Luna it later in the show viewers meet bow Venus who's sleazy wrestling character is an adult film star. He reclines in his dressing room wearing nothing but a towel to women's stroke his chest he winks at at the camera and promises that the rocket in his pocket will take female wrestling fans to exciting new heights next. There's a standoff between wrestler. Owen Hart right and degeneration ex gang of rule breaking wrestlers who are WWF's answer to WCW'S IN W. O. The D generation xers nominate a bad ass billy gunn to fight hard while pointing at their crotches and thrusting human hearts direction you got two words form the creative but what the audience is really waiting for us the main event of fight between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon. You See McMahon's no longer just the boss. He's now a central character in the WWF shows the evil tycoon trying to turn Austin into a suit wearing corporate drone. The monthly middle aged McMahon enters the ring in a black vest and sweatpants the crowd reacts by Chanting Austin's Three Sixteen Catchphrase Austin smiles and grabs it might have you a woman down with one arm of us in this arena but before the fight it can start a tie-dyed hippie wrestler played by Mick Foley Intervenes fully forces the clash be postponed setting the stage for the Austin in McMahon's feud to keep running for months to come that night. WCW's winning streak and four point five million households watched Roz wild antics. That's four hundred thousand more homes than Nitro the following following afternoon. WCW Boss Eric Bischoff gathers his team at WCW head office in Atlanta WWF got the better of US last night but it's their only victory in more than eighteen months we have millions of fans businesses solid and continues to grow. I'm not stopping until alive driven a stake through Vince McMahon's heart but his team knows. WWF's Ratings Win no fluke McMahon's igniting controversy traverse and making WCW. Look Tame and he's just getting started two weeks later. WWF Sends Degeneration Generation X. to Norfolk Virginia in an army jeep with a mounted gun their mission to gate crash the live broadcast of WCW Nitro atro- shadowed by a camera crew is filming it all for that night's episode of WWF Farrah on arrival. They aimed the gun at the arena. Where W you see W we'll perform that evening starts thanks after firing a blank shot they drive I towards the arenas underground loading bay but as they approach the venue security brings down the gate but the coward by a bunch of the by May the competition for Monday night is too close to call one week nitro regains lead lead then raw pulls ahead the following Monday it creates a pressure cooker battle with both companies vying to be the must watch wrestling show raw airs airs a skit where degeneration experts to blow up Turner Broadcasting. CNN's Center Bischoff hits back by challenging McMahon to get in the ring with him consider this an open invitation Vista Fan. You sell up slammed. It'll be McMahon doesn't bite instead. He just keeps keeps pushing. The limits in one pay per view presentation sable removes her top to reveal to black latex handprints covering her breasts on another show viewers are introduced to the Godfather superfly pimp who is followed into the ring by entourage of women. He calls the whole train. The company also runs with story line that ends with a Japanese wrestler pretending to castrate bow Venus with a sword but as McMahon continues to raise as the stakes with his tasteless antics bishops about to get gagged. It's July nineteen ninety eight and Bischoff has been summoned to a meeting with Turner Network Executives. He walks into a conference room inside Turner Broadcasting's Tech would campus in downtown Atlanta. He has no idea why he's here around. The long table are fifteen or more turner executives. Bischoff doesn't recognize any of them thirty. Something woman introduces herself. I'm Terry tingled senior vice president of standards and practices Mrs Terry Tingle here right thanks Bischoff. This has got to be a prank but it's not tingles job is to keep Turner Broadcasting astings programming on the straight and narrow and she's here to rein in. WCW and Bischoff from now on WCW is as a family friendly show nitro will no longer be aimed at eighteen to thirty four year old guys no more scenes with wrestlers insulting each other ahead of matches. No more Monica Lewinsky Jokes Bischoff is dumbfounded. Who are these people to be bossing him around tingle bears down harder. You also also need to send me your scripts two weeks in advance so I can review them before broadcast bishops snaps out of his shock not a chance I I we don't have scripts there outlined with bullet points and production directions second what we're doing works. That's why. WWF is copying us. If we do what you're suggesting I promise you are ratings will fall and advertising sales executive steps in what you need to understand. Eric is it our business businesses selling airtime to advertisers. They do not want to be linked to controversial shows no matter how strong ratings are even if. WCW ratings are cut in half half. We can sell more airtime. NITRO was family friendly. Bischoff browns all this. This is bullcrap regardless of what you think. This is what's happening. Bischoff leaves stunned the battle for wrestling dominance is at a crucial sean juncture and he's just been kneecapped by his own team with a WCW barred from bad language sexual references his wild stunts and anything else that could be considered unsuitable for nine year olds the WWF starts creeping ahead in the Monday night ratings with help from it's latest latest superstar wrestler Dwayne the Rock Johnson as the egotistical henchmen of Mr McMahon. The Rock is electrifying. WWF fans with his razor sharp jibes at rival wrestlers and his gimmick of referring to himself in the third person and my day hey it's January fourth nineteen ninety nine and bishops. WCW production truck at the Georgia Dome Atlanta overseeing the first Monday nitro episode of the year. He's hoping tonight will be a game changer a launchpad forgetting nitro back on threes next to make that happen. He's lined up a high profile fight between former N. W. O. Allies Hollywood Hogan and Kevin Nash a fight right that will start a story arc about the return of the N. W. O. that Bischoff hopes will reverse the sagging interest in WCW among wrestling fans bishops checking to make sure that everything's ready for the big moment when he glances at the subtitled feed of WWF raw playing on a monitor so the announcer is saying something about his Hogan vs Nash Fight Bischoff space drops as the wwf he w fs announcer reveals that Nash is going to take a die then hand Hogan the championship belt Bishop figures two can play this game. He grabs a headset and barks orders to the announcer during the live commentary. Tell the audience not to switch channels. Tell the Mick Foley will win the WWF title belt from the rock tonight. We know that because they're show isn't live moments later. The announcer issues the retaliatory spoiler. If you're even the big.
"wwf" Discussed on Business Wars
"On the last episode WCW concord Monday nights by inventing the N. w. o. a band of renegade wrestlers who WanNa take control of the company the WWF is down but not out out. It's boss. Vince McMahon is planning a comeback soaked in controversy but to make it work. He will shatter the boundaries of good taste and leave. The fans and wrestlers alike stunned. This is episode five shock tactics. It's November Fifth Nineteen Ninety six and in a conference room in midtown Manhattan in Hatton Vince McMahon is getting shooed out by USA CEO K. Koplowitz. She's on the warpath over yesterday's episode of Monday night. Aw the one where Stone Cold Steve Austin broke into the home of pistol packing Brian Pullman your stunt lit up our switchboard like time square we got not hundreds but thousands of complaints and I am sick of hearing complaints about your show. She grabs a remote control from the table and presses is play the TV behind starts playing. WWF's most outrageous moments from the past year footage androgynous wrestler gold dust pushing an opponent's on its face toward his crotch. Steve Austin giving fans the Middle Finger Roddy Piper beating gold dust with a baseball bat and promising to make a man out of him and last night's offering Brian Pill mean dropping the f word on live TV koplowitz pauses the video and turns back to McMahon. That stuff is not fun and it's not for kids not to mention. It breaches the standards in the contract that you signed with us. McMahon hold his hands up. You're Ri- You're right. We took things too far. Yesterday we wanted to get audience attention and it came across as more real than anticipated. I promise that the swearing was unintentional. That was unacceptable. I'll make public apology on the next episode but McMahon's remorse only goes so far the home invasions not help raw cut into WCW Monday nitro lead in the ratings during one quarter hour segment raw even tied with nitro convinces McMahon that he can win by outdoing WCW on outrage he figures that even if WCW chief Eric Bischoff follow suit the higher ups at Turner Broadcasting Asti will stop him even so McMahon knows. This is a high wire business strategy. He's got a dial up up the sex and violence without USA shutting him down and he's not the only man it's January nine hundred ninety seven and a police convoy heads through the dark snow covered streets in downtown Cedar Rapids Iowa behind the cops are garbage trucks and hanging off the back of the are the rebel wrestlers of the N. w. o. WCW's pretend enemies within BISCHOFF. Thanks garbage trucks trucks are a good fit for N. W. Os image gritty anti-establishment cool wrestlers cling to the dust cards whooping and cheering and trying to ignore the freezing reason cold it's twenty below zero and they're wearing jeans t shirts and leather jackets the procession of garbage truck stops at the five seasons center arena and the NWF squad swarm in through backstage door viewers at home see the w. co-stars entered the arenas swaggering and posing like a street gang leading them is Hollywood Hogan as Hulk Hogan is now no tonight right is a WCW pay per view but it's not billed as one instead. It's branded as an N. W. O. Show since its inception six months ago the N W O's renegade wrestlers have been electrifying fans. They're manufactured rebellion is lighting a fire under WCW TV ratings live ticket sales and merchandising revenues black t-shirt stamped with the WWL's quite spray painted logo are are now must have items for WCW fans WCW thought would lose a million dollars nineteen ninety-six but thanks to the N. W. wwl it delivered profits of more than three point five million dollars now bischoff wants to build on that momentum he plans to split WCW and N. W. O. into two separate wrestling promotions. WCW shows will cater to the the PG FAMILY AUDIENCE IN W. O. Will be the alternative for young adults together. They will assault the WWF from two fronts. It's Bischoff hopes this dual attack will push the WWF into being too edgy for families but to juvenile for everyone else however for the plan to work. He's got to be sure the N. W. O. can stand alone from the WCW and that's what tonight all about over the next two and a half hours viewers get a taste of wrestling in W. O. style. There's is an industrial looking set in strobe lights explosions thundering drums and crunching guitar riffs. It's enough to make the everyday families in the Iowa arena look like hostages in Maryland Manson video. As the show continues the audiences expression slowly changes from bewildered two board. They expected a wrestling show instead. They're enduring cringe. Inducing sideshows like the Miss in W. O. contest where local Nicol female bikers straddle motorcycles while answering Innuendo laden questions by the main event. The audience seems half asleep. They chat among among themselves in cheer halfheartedly. Even the firecrackers signaling the entrance of Hollywood Hogan failed to ignite any enthusiasm when Hogan celebrates his victory by Yanking off his opponents trucks to expose his buttocks comatose crowd barely responds the pay per view use sales compound the disappointment only one hundred and seventy thousand people paid for the show far below. The two hundred and fifty thousand buys the average. WCW would you pay per view gets. It's a setback that forces. Bischoff to shelve his plan to crush the WWF between the WCW and the end of what you owe but while Bischoff hits a roadblock in Iowa Vince McMahon has been making friends. It's February twenty fourth nineteen ninety-seven and backstage at the Manhattan Center in New York City. WWF Announcer Jerry lawler is trying to wrap his as head around McMahon's latest stunt. I don't get why do you want easy w here they're small enough to live in an F. R. McMahon's has been flirting with the idea of bringing extreme championship wrestling onto his show for months EC. W is an underground wrestling promotion that works out of a former Bingo Bingo Hall in Philadelphia and it's one a cult following with its brutal anything goes brand of wrestling McMahon peers over his thin rim spectacles at the round-faced ex-wrestler yes easy. W. Isn't on par with us not even close but they bring energy and unpredictability. We need that EC. CW will also show viewers what a sham in W. O. is. I still don't like it. I hate what they do good. It's supposed to be a rivalry rate. US THAT E C W matches vicious and bloody wrestlers battled rings with Matt's covered in thumb tacks in ropes made a barbed wire wrestlers have been set on fire bashed with frying pans cut with knives and punctured with staple guns. One fighter Hadarim stubbed a cigarette out on his opponents. I the cigarette incident was faked. Given the promotions reputation for violence. The crowd left the match convince. It was real. McMahon doesn't want anything that extreme but he does want e C. W Street cred to RUB OFF ON. WWF HALF IN RETURN E C W gets to hawk its first ever pay per view to the million plus viewers of Monday night raw eight minutes into that night's show the e C W invasion begins to e CW wrestlers storm into the Ring Ravis Rabba scared looking ring attendant and kick him to the floor next a man wearing a black trenchcoat in baseball cap enters the rate. He's Paul Hainault the boss of e c w what did I tell you McMahon after the dramatic entrance Heyman joins McMahon and lawler at the ringside announcers desk as viewers watch a mix of WWF matches and safe for Primetime E C. W belts the three announcers trade insults. Hey McMahon. I gotTa tell you something you and I could announcer. WWF thing does not work out for you. Yeah we give you a job any joke crossover with E C. W doesn't didn't do much for Ross ratings but it sends a message to hard core fans that WWF is moving on from its reputation as a kids wrestling show and it's just as well because the WCW is about doing crease the pressure. It's summer nineteen nineteen ninety-seven and in the C. N. N. center in Atlanta. WCW Boss Eric Bischoff and a group of senior Turner Broadcasting Executives are grappling with Ted head-turners latest edict Turner's so pleased with Monday nitro ratings that he's decided there should be a second prime time. WCW You show he wants a live two hour broadcast every Thursday to soak up AD dollars from car dealerships movie studios and other advertisers. That's been big in the.
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?
"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.
WWE legend King Kong Bundy dies at 61
"Pro wrestling legend, King Kong Bundy has died. The New Jersey native whose real name was Christopher Palese. Wrestled for what was then donors the WWF of the nineteen eighties and nineties he faced off against opponents like hulk HOGAN, he died Monday. He was sixty one.
"wwf" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"And to try to make things even simpler. I mean, if we went to via leaders in conservation, we need to into red cat much inches about leadership as renovation unethnical stuff. This is why we're very good team. We have the. So Sean, we just heard from three WWF offices on what they have done since the click snap workshop in Nairobi. What do you mean? Takeaways from what we heard a first of all after listening to these four women, I am incredibly honoured to the opportunity to work with them. And I'm really proud of what they're doing saving nature is never been easy climate changes making it that much more difficult. We've heard some of the challenges facing in getting some of their colleagues on board. But they're not giving up shifting the paradigm of how we approach conservation isn't enormous task. And what's happening in some of the offices really gives me hope that WWF is moving in the right direction. So are there any common themes that emerged from these discussions that make you want to make some revisions to the process WWF is developing. Sure, the one obstacle everyone ran into was using the red flag words words like preserve protect conserve as a way to identify where work is at the greatest risk to climate change. And we really wanted this. To be a fairly simple exercises away to get people to question the viability of their conservation goals and to rethink how they might make their goals. More open ended inflexible, but a lot of people seem to think this was just a rather pointless exercise in semantics, so we're going to have to make some changes there to make sure that people understand why we're doing all this in the first place, but there's some other takeaways as well, I think we learned just how crucial supporters from leadership without some kind of mandate from the top. This work is really hard to sustain. And we also heard the importance of not doing this alone. Almost all of our offices have just one single at uptake officer to try to get everyone else on board. And I think one of the reasons why Mexico's been successful is because they have a partnership Nell and Madonna are working together and supporting each other and learning from one another I think that's really important. And finally, we heard from many of our staff how much they appreciated the approach WWF, Mexico is taking they didn't do long planning. Workshops. They didn't use a lot of heavy science up front. They just had simple one hour conversations with their colleagues to talk about what they're already seeing in their work, and how climate changes are affecting it. So putting the conservation experts in the driver seat and empowering them to use the knowledge that they already have. I think is really powerful way to get people started down this path. That's great. This whole process has been great. I it's been an honor for me to be part of it. But what's next for click snap? So we're gonna take all this learning. And I'm currently writing some guidance for our office to us, and we're going to keep learning from each other. As we move forward. We're going to have regular calls like you heard from Melissa and our colleagues earlier, and we're going to have regular check ins strengthen our community of practice, and we're also going to expand the number of offices. Participating click snap Wf brazil-cameroon and memoir have already joined this year and hoping to also get Wf US onboard twenty nineteen and finally we really need. To focus on what's happening with the national adaptation plans, pending on how countries help there people adapt climate change. Naps could become yet another threat to conservation. And by working with governments in the add up planning process. We're really hoping to create new opportunities for nature. Okay. Sean. So the journey of this podcast is almost over. So any last final thoughts while the journey of the putt cast is almost over but the ad uptaken journey. Never ends. I really hope your listeners whether they're working in conservation like me or urban planning or at some company or really in any field. Enjoyed this episode and taken away some ideas that can use their own work. And I really hope they'll share their experiences with you in your audience. The only way we're going to adapt to get out there and try stuff. Learn from her successes.
"wwf" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"And when you're trying to change people's approaches, and especially just introducing something new to how we go about doing things. Those statements might need to be in there. So I'm going back to our strategy to look at it with a bit of a different different look to it. Okay. Maybe a little bit more background on that. So your position it's sort of a higher level in WWF. And of course, the difference between these higher level strategies. And then we see on the ground must be really useful for you to come to these kind of workshops to maybe give a little bit more background on what you are trying to do in your position. Okay. Well, the wildlife strategy the wildlife practice strategy is informed by all of these strategies that I'm reading through here at this workshop, and it's really great to see how they're thinking about incorporating climate change issues into their country strategies and those all. Lead up to the to fulfilling the overarching wildlife practice strategy. Okay. I just don't know enough about WBF, even after my relationship with Sean. So there's a wildlife strategy. But is there a sort of a broader adaptation strategy in our those linked up or those two different things or they won in the same. No. There is a non abroad or at patient strategy, but the wildlife practice strategy incorporates aspects of adept tation, I've looked through the conservation strategies. I've read them in some of them are very different. There's themes that are very similar, but as as you dealing with a larger broader strategy are there things that kind of stand out for you positive and negative on some of these guess countrywide strategies mainly positive because a lot of people are thinking about landscape protected area management. That's one of the primary outcomes of the wildlife practice strategy. Which is vital habitats conserved, and certainly with affective management being employed in those protected areas thinking about connective, which brings in issues of climate change insuring that protected areas are connected to allow for new and different migrations. Perhaps so has been positive seeing things like that incorporated into these strategies that I've been reviewing today. I think so I'm gonna challenge from the Mexico office. And the is go out our at of Titian expert as she could be here. So shit needs. So this is our journey huge spikes, not willing. So basically are convinced writers are these four areas, and we had ten outcomes eight nine and seven which is a lot. So the with did as a nation. We have rules in the outcomes for each team in what we did was we sat down on the night. We we. The goal coordinator. Basically, the expert on that theme. We sat down with them. And we did this. So we decided we were going into comments to the goals, and then we went into more detail outcome level, and we ask this questions. So I one was to identify haven't fear conservation or well-being target. These helps prioritize piece of extremists resembling you for your outcome of various species and in the future..
Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov to both face NSAC complaints after brawl
"Title fight. Looked more like the WWF the UFC USA's. Rick Vincent explains. Hobby Mugo meta spoke to the media after defeating Conor McGregor by submission in the fourth round of their lightweight title fight at UFC two nine after the fight chaos. Ensued? When new Magomedov left the octagon to attack a member of mcgregor's team. Talked about MacGregor's past transgressions against him. I know understand how people can talk about. I jump on the cage. What about talk about my religion? He talked about my country. He talk about my father. You see president Dana white tells ESPN, he's withholding hobbies check. Because of the incident
Brawl erupts after Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Conor McGregor
"Title fight. Looked more like the WWF the UFC USA's. Rick Vincent explains. Hobby Mugo meta spoke to the media after defeating Conor McGregor by submission in the fourth round of their lightweight title fight at UFC two nine after the fight chaos. Ensued? When new Magomedov left the octagon to attack a member of mcgregor's team. Talked about MacGregor's past transgressions against him. I know understand how people can talk about. I jump on the cage. What about talk about my religion? He talked about my country. He talk about my father. You see president Dana white tells ESPN, he's withholding hobbies check. Because of the incident
Shane Black The Predator discussion
"Hey, listen. Not with me. Happy. New con- with big is Troy from talk nerdy to me with your daily Noubir giving you all the news that's fit to know. We're going to start with statues. Sideshow prime. One studios has new logo deluxe statue out sting is a monster is thirty nine inches tall. He has couple interchangeable handing down his laser rifle a shotgun orange us, behold a cigar. The other hand, of course has his icon of chain in hook. This statue also has dog between his legs down here at the bottom. And if you know logo, you know he loves his space dolphins and those are on the side there. Movable it is a huge statute limit. Seven hundred fifty pieces made the price is going to be up there. It's a one thousand eight hundred ninety nine. You can pre-order it right now is coming out the end of twenty nineteen beginning of twenty twenty and. They have a payment plan so you don't have to pay it all at once. You can make payments. Okay. If you're near a local comic shop that has is going to be participating local comic shop day, which is going to be November seventeenth. They have released to the special comics are coming out. Local comic shop day usually has exclusive comics for those participating stores. One of those is alien cz three, William Gibson's alien, three, unproductive screenplay. That in the I'm looking at it, the cover looks pretty good. It is going to be a part of one of the alien things that were not produced good story. The another book that was leased was image. Comics is going to be putting out a hardcover collection of the first six issues of Gideon falls by Jeff Lemaire. Getting falls pretty popular comic special. You can pick it up exclusive collection in hardcover. That's hard to pass up. So comic shop day go to your local comic store in CBO picking up November seventeenth, which is a Saturday, no skew should work. Video game players the WWE to k nineteen. His revealed some of their roster if you like the old eighties, nineties throwback, wrestlers you're going to be very happy, the WWF WCW era. They're bringing in. Tons of the old care designing rowdy. Roddy piper. Jake, the snake Roberts Ted DB Ozzy the million dollar man ultimate warrior ravishing Rick rude, Mr.. Perfect. DP Bret Hart leader and Ricky steamboat dragon, just the name of few. They are saying they still have a few more to announce for this than game will become an out Tober fifth. So if you're a wrestling video game fan, you don't wanna pick up w w e two k nineteen on October. Fifth. Stephen King fans, you're good. You're getting a lot of Stephen King lately. Well, they're doing some more. They're going to remake pet cemetery. If you're familiar repet- cemetery, that's the the show where the guys kid this year be spoilers books out forever and so's the first movie guys kid is he buries him in the. Indian burial ground which is supposed to bring them back to life and it does, but it brings them back different something wrong with them. So just looking at how they upgraded it from the first interruption of the movie that came out to the one just killed it. The box office is past year. I'm thinking pet cemetery will be the same thing. It's they're saying if he loved the book ago, the movie. So I'm thinking it's going to stay pretty true to the story. It was a very, very freaky. Scary book. I can't wait to see how they're going to make this modernize pet cemetery, but we'll have to wait till April fifth of twenty nineteen to see this movie. Okay. Gnocchi been reading affinity wars. You've seen that they have a kind of. A weird offshoot from that cone, Infinity warps were Gamarra's. She's gotten them vanity stones, and she's kind of folded the universe in on itself. And a lot of the characters have been combined merged as you had cabinet. American doctor strange were merged form soldier supreme thorn. Ironman merged, have iron hammer, and they revealed a new one. Just the other day wolverine was merged with Emma frost. His appearance didn't really change much still has the wolverine look except the. He's got the blonde hair a got the Pat. He's wearing a passionate like he did when he was when he was patched. I patch. The big differences you tell him his speech patterns is much got much more manners speaks more eloquently, but those still moving in, he gets his rage every once in a while. So if you like the idea of them merging two characters for a new one. There. He go Infinity warps with a p. they're doing and they've got other ones too, like they have ghost panther weapon Hex. Wolverine is not the only one to get merged bunch of our if that's your thing than you want to pick up infinitive warps. Okay, Batman. If you've been reading Justice league, you saw Batman is just been decimated. I mean, lex Luther. When he had the totality doorknob, he crushed Batman, broke all his arms legs. This left him in a bad way. And you saw the last Justice league issue. He had a a full body, armor suit that allowed him to keep moving around even though pretty much most the bones as body were were broken. He's gone one step further. Now he has his own little hover wheelchair. So he looks a lot like professor x with a big bat symbol on his chest. Sure. He's still pretty deadly. Even with that full body armor, he wolf to bunch of of legion of doom. He was pretty instrumental and then justly getting the totality away from lex Luther on. Now, he's taking easy. He's he's sitting instead of standing. But this, this hover chairs pretty armored up. I'm sure he's got it full of all kinds of weapons. So certainly Justice league. You're gonna see a bad just won't stop fighting and they're getting the totality transfer out how to get it to fix the source law. 'cause it's supposedly a battery used for creating universes. So they to figure out how to use it to fix our multi-diverse. Justice league Scott Snyder for you going with this. Don't worry that one to you. Okay. Harvey awards, their New York Comecon. They're going to have the presentation of twenty eighteen hall of fame in duck dis. It looks like there's only two of now, Dave Gibbons, if you tell me that's because he was the artist on the watchman. Alan Moore was the guy with the story. Dave Gibbons brought it to life on the page. He's at other stuff, but that's what is most known for. You know, he doesn't work on green lantern give me liberty and Kingsman, but he's getting a Harvey award at near Comecon during the thirtieth an award ceremony, October fifth. That's going to be end all bras chest. Yeah. Ross Chaz is going to get an award also. She'll be inducted. She did a lot of work for the New Yorker. She's also received the Reuben award, which is a pretty high award. So we've got those two pretty prominent people being inducted into the Harvey awards hall of fame, they both deserve it. Congratulations. The Oscars. There's
"wwf" Discussed on Man Points! Podcast
"He was acquitted it was kind of like everybody's still kinda thought he did it but he still wrestled for like twenty years many came out with a book and either i think i wanna say with key indirectly said he killed her or he mentioned something that like nobody would have known and so they reopened the case and then he died for you know anything could happen so just really w w f and boy back it was really more fun is because it was on apologetically offensive because i mean i didn't really get into the steve awesome to rock 'cause they were okay but it was there's nothing better than the junkyard dog like was that mitchum kyar dole junk he used my favorite one on the cartoon i love junkyard dog cartoony oh the wwf cartoon was amazing yeah really rowdy roddy piper who who was the most patriotic guy american guy was like whole cogan with this blondhaired jim duggan who he talked to right which one was randy says macho man we mean which do kit twenty is i mean the use or wwf wwf crazy that was in his craig yeah he went over to debussy w and then wwf well.
"wwf" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Proceeds from the concerto goto the wwf conservation organization that among other efforts to hope the decline of insects i bet what k conservation expert wwf regards the musical approach is a good example of an effective way to push an issue it's not necessarily at the top of everyone's worry list but which desperately needs to be and moreover address collusion lies in second is immense as only insects insects provide an incredible ecological service you could go so far as to say that without insects there would be no human life on earth just take the bees as an example but only honeybees but wild bees eighty percent of our fruit fields disappear without these just imagine all that fruit would be gum there would be no apples pears strawberries that'd be nothing without insects yeah the need for program to protect the country's insects is cited in germany's new coalition contract and though vodka says the conservation community welcomes the nod of recognition he says it has to be fleshed out into a concrete and workable solution that returns life to what he describes as the nation's agricultural desert's so mine mrs spinning vinegar posted first of all we need to use far less pesticides secondly farming lands have been cleared there are huge fields barely any hedges verges no flower strips that has to be promoted with incentives and thirdly we need to use a fewer fertilizers in most areas in germany have been over fertilized and that has an impact on biological diversity there are fewer plants so the habitat changes which is bad for the insects isn't for common leave him swollen missy and a lot of this negative fueling the insect.
"wwf" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"Network and just being taken in by these larger than life characters up to to no good and quickly stumbled upon guys like brutus beefcake and whole cogan and just just fell into this world and loved it and some people aged out but i never did i kind of i was fascinated with it and then when you discovered there was something beyond wwf that there was a world championship wrestling that was another revelation and just fascinated by what seemed like a more realistic product but i also liked wwf because it was so larger than life so i just i just fixed obsessed with wrestling growing up in in my high school yearbook they said most likely to be wwf champion i fell short of that goal but i got kinda in that ballpark but you know just stayed with me and in even in college i would email the samoans begging for an opportunity it didn't even know what i've selling i didn't have anything other than free free labor here and and finally sam moon office at our k come come to allentown and maybe you can help design posters or something and i i went from that to kind of running different aspects of the operation and learning it at a very grassroots level and then just asked hey can i can i help help book the show i had no idea how to book and they're like sounds good you have a computer let's now we can.
"wwf" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Play got the best really right paradis yeah and yeah it's it's well first of all it's sad because i anybody's anytime anybody loses their job at sad my places closed down you know there's some of my some of my friends lost their some of my friends in the industry lost their jobs last week oh boy but anyway now did you dan when you were a kid did you ever go to toys did you buy a lot do you remember an and i just remember all my gi joe stuff came from toys r us yeah i'm thinking my most vivid memories are like ninety seven ninety eight the height of wwf attitude looking for wrestling action figures while you're eating your your.
"wwf" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"The report in the dirt sheets that the one of the primary reasons for him warning that may be take a buyout income in is because he'd been working on his autobiography and he wanted to have the wwf machine behind it sorta push sales of course we remember that book doesn't even come out until a four i believe do you remember that book being in the works a long time before it actually came out i remember that was part of the discussions is some of the different things that we could do with rig uh also being a part of the wasn't the wwf network at the time it was the legends channel that we had on some cable companies and direct tv things of that nature and heaven rick be a huge addition to that but rick yeah i mean is far as vince looking at rick his commodity day saw a lot of things that rick could help us within the book was one of them uh one of the things i have always been curious about is this iconic brawl which i guess we should maybe talk about longform some tom or maybe we could do it now this is not only the raw where flare comes back but jerry law or comes back to of course we remember that lawler had done a walk out i'm sure will cover that long form and some tom but he's coming back here and this is after he had quit in protest uh we in february when his thenwife stacy carter was fired do you remember how everything sort of came together for him to make a return to the broadcast booth for the wnbf yeah ed king was out of work you know any and he hid i'll never forget jerry when he quit telling jr and i got a standing offer for w c w for three hundred thousand dollars sitting on my desk at home i could walk out of here i could beyond nitro next week and we should we really don't want you to do that game we'd like for you to stay.
"wwf" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"And it wasn't it wasn't a slight it was an oversight if anything but there there was definitely a rub their joe wants to know if sav it's never went to wc w what do you think his legacy would be now i think that randy's legacy still is going to be his time in the wwf in his time as wwf champion inches being the macho man tony wants to now did randy ever take offence to anyone doing impressions of his voice yes randy like roddy piper and a lot of the guys back in the day hated when a anybody would ever imitate them so i i used to get under randy skin quite a bit when i go on you what do you do when you think that's funny the randy ever complained to the office about hogan refusing to leave the ring and russell mania four talking about no racean after an no uh eighty funny stories about rainy savage using um the throne during the macho king entrances god i think randy was a per was the first one than ever took a bump on the that we called it the sedan and i think randy was the first one that ever took a bump when the guys lifted up one side and they didn't have the guys on the other side weren't ready in rainy just did ask over teakettles in came down was pretty pissed off uh dan wants that i what did vance generally think of savages color commentary and turn was it a role savagery to embrace ordered hey become disenfranchised.
"wwf" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"The what i wouldn't put a if we separate the good and bad label from it i think what we see as vincic man going back to his comfort zone regressing to the mean of of of what he wants to promote and what he's most comfortable promoting if you watch the wwf in the mid to late as into the early nineties i mean i back then when i was doing the torch i recall wwe and talk to the are people they the in and there were controversies going on there phrase was hey we are wholesome entertain wholesome family entertainment that was their phrase deployment of bureaucrat say that will time we are in and say to all the media wwf is wholesome family entertainment it did gut replace later by we bring smiles to people's faces that's what it's all about this is not new so everything that you described was something that he did not because competition brought out the best in vince although that's one way to frame it and and i think you can look and say that's true but i would say it just force in as you said forcement s out of a comfort zone he was forced to do something different than what he wanted to do and what his natural inclination is to do because of competition when that competition has gone he reverts back to what he did even before on park before benoi before going public being publicly traded isn't the cause of this or the even a factor i think he would be right back your if it was a privately held company i think he's just going back to what he's familiar with because he doesn't have competition forcing him to do something to compete with people who as you put a todd are are which are forcing him to do a product that's more appealing to more people.