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"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on Pardon My Take

Pardon My Take

11:12 min | 6 months ago

"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on Pardon My Take

"Really flexible and really athletic Not able to do a lot of these things. Yeah I read that you can still do the splits at fifty two. Which is that I. Do I interview Randy Guitar? Or but he has a great gym called extreme tour his son Orion get sore trains. Me and I have achieved code so I do a little bit of training and I just do some cardio. Stop Stretching and stuff like that but it's really important as you get older to remain flexible and to keep your body moving route to prevent injury hangups dining shocked to kill myself a million times a during the show so. I'm just always trying to be like focused and in the moment and you know hypersensitive to being physically set. How did you get into you? Know Magic like what at what point in Your Life. We like. This is it. This is my career. Because you gotta say it's not a lot of kids don't grow up. I'm going to be a magician. They're not that stupid. I was. I was six. My installers showed me a car trek and I was obsessed with magic in the power that gave you as a young kid when adults didn't understand how you were doing accomplishing certain things. And by the time I was you know. Let's handle Evans. Twelve years old. I was performing private parties on my bicycle as playing in bars by barely fourteen. Was You know Fridays? Incites could never get away with it today but in New York as to go into bars and closer magic I always knew this is what I wanted to do. Always had a big dream took me eight year. Eighteen years to become an overnight success but never gave up and no matter what it is. You want a life you just have to put that sweat equity in put blinders on believing yourself. No one else does. Don't waste your time on. Social media was seen to negatively breeds. Nothing positive and eventually can happen. You just gotTa really really you got to really be able to believe it envision it you know yeah. I have a very important question for EFI. Like good. Went lead off with actually is magic real Now I'm an entertainer artist. I use a lot of things that I'd be are real because I try to blurred line between reality and like when I hang by four fishhooks through my back from a helicopter over the Valley of fire or hang for six hours of It's real is no pain medication. No numbers nothing. When Frank Muir chocolate Dell or Ryan Aranda tour or Or who else will my missing Pge Van Zandt when a punched me in the stomach You know as hard as they could That was completely real. That wasn't like some type of tricks. So I do do tricks. And allusions Really can't fly unlimited. Even though I do it in a way that's never been done I try to blurred outline and let the audience determine what is real and what is oddity. It's a bit more fun for them to be able to determine what is what were you nervous when you got punched in the I mean. That's Houdini got caught right. Well that's what I was doing. I was kind of paying homage because Houdini in his day in age said that he could take any man's punch in a couple of college kids soil. Houdini after a show they were like. Is it true Mr Houdini Take any man's points news like yes you can prepare. Welcome and essentially Ruptured his appendix and on Halloween in Nineteen Twenty six. He died of So I wanted to do that. And today are fighters are way more scientific stronger faster and I just thought it was even more difficult to do that test today than it would be. You know nearly eighty years ago or something so I got you know. Ufc Champs you know and and Just wanted to see However however however I would have had a wreck reacted excuse me and and it was definitely An interesting experience. Frank Mayor is like two fifty or something bad and he hit me the first time he's holding back and I said you can't do that because it just doesn't look believable and I wanted to be legit and he like look that media site you got this look at this. I and I was like Shit. He is let loose and he was just here. Actually before. This whole thing went dow-. Hbo Cobra Virus Ucla Training at my gym with him in order in his coach so But he he chocolate del end and And and they all they all they all hit hard when you get a free shot. You know it's definitely something. I'm concerned about but leave the techniques. So I I was hoping it was going to work and it. I have talked with those Basically his knuckles in my in my stomach like he just stood there the the after effects or like a few hours. You just like this big red mark of his knuckles. It was so how do you do it? How you how'd you take? Its muscle control reeling distance. It's like commonsense things that you just have to feel really confident about when you put yourself you know literally at the end of somebody. That's a high level athlete like near their punch. You know so just practice. You know so you you looted to a second ago but you worked for eighteen years before because you said becoming an overnight success but at some point along the way I'm sure there was some discouragment some encouragements. What was one point where you're like? I can do this for a living. I can be extremely successful. Well I knew I could do for a living when I was a teenager because I was doing. Like twelve birthday artie. So weekend or is doing firehouse shows. I've played at windows of the World. I was in corporate events and I was also playing with my banning clubs so I knew I could do it for a living but I was just miserable performing you know as a babysitter basically doing magic for kids birthday parties and I never was happy with it so I just figured I would take that leap. Because it wasn't about money was always about living my dream. You know you get one life you have to choose how you live it so I just really were hard in just one for and it just it when your different than you're not like everybody else it? It's more difficult to succeed. But once you succeed in everybody like kind of copies you because you proven a road that can work and you pave the road so it was a very very difficult process. But once I along the way saw certain indications you know because there was no one big thing that really happened. It was a small small things that evolved and transformed into a big thing but it was a series of small breaks that allow them to get the big great which was really my mind. Free Television series. You know on a I need act in two thousand and five eight three specials before that I had a six hundred shows on Broadway and forty third on its at the. Wwe McMahon's aid me a break back in two thousand two thousand one. So and I still. I still work with today. You know Stephanie Band and triple H or call with was hanging with me. A Probably two months ago or something so it was a series of a lot of things were you can never give up. That's the one common ingredient you know you just gotTa work hard. Doesn't matter if you want to be the best basketball player anime guy football play you never can give up and you just have to put that time in. If it were easy everybody would be successful. But the It the harder it is to achieve something the greater the reward. So you have the world record in a couple of things and I want to just walk through them to like. Explain the level of panic or how you mentally got over it. So the first one was you were submerged underwater. And had the fastest time to escape from a straitjacket at two minutes and thirty seconds. How the hell do you train for that? And was there any moment where where you're like? Fuck I'm underwater for two minutes and thirty seconds this socks. I'm going to die right. I did over a thousand demonstrations on TV alone. And so so I think you're combining to different things but let me take one each one so I was the first Guy New Young Award. Twenty four hours. I did it in Times Square at the wwe and on Good Morning. America lie to hide everything And so I only was underwater for twelve hours in friends pool to see 'cause I didn't have money back and I want to see if I could do twelve hours and I came out. I was able to do it but I might. Skin drive me crazy. Because of the chlorine it's strove me not sweet. So when you say you're you're under your in like one of those clear boxes underwater. Yeah basically I had Houdini water. It was like a phone booth filled up with water and I always underwater for the very first hour upside down with eighteen pounds of chains and I was recreating what Houdini Did in y you know. Short time I wanted to do for twenty four hours so the first hour I was upside down the remaining twenty three hours right side up but I wasn't really prepared. I didn't have the money in science. United site just forced it S- and Y'all have a permanent scar on my nose because the mask or away and it was the most miserable experience you can imagine but I did it and it served its purpose. And then the one that you're talking about. I didn't tying swear in it was Got To straitjackets. I wanted to be the first person to try to straitjackets at the same bullshit. Straitjackets you get that you see. Everything inherited these magic using lake. Legitimate Cozy straitjackets. I two of them. I worked with Randy tour these Jim because I wanted him to. Constantly choked me out. I wanted to know what it was delights. What signs would be to know when I was going to go on conscious because the idea was not only going to have to straitjackets on I was going to hang upside down above twenty thousand people? You KNOW THIRTY THIRTY FEET. Thirty stories up and essentially have fifty pounds await basically hanging from one end of a rope. The other end was in new surround my nap and so I had to be very gingerly. Getting that straightjacket up is I was fighting against myself. If I moved a lot the news would get hydro at fifty pounds. I would pass out go unconscious and I wouldn't have been able to accomplish my mission so I had to be very methodical Randy tour and you any out a bunch of times. He talked about the crowder arteries. I did turn my neck and different different techniques and essentially on got that I first jacket off to the point that I could get the road with my teeth. Offer my mouth drop the way everything off and then I got out of glass jacket but I did pay a small Christ side ripped my bicep off of my phone. Complete Ariza.

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"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

11:05 min | 6 months ago

"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on The Lead

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That not only would they be closing operations but they clarified that. This wasn't a suspension. All of League employees were laid off and that they would not be planning to hold a twenty twenty one season also the XFL had already cancelled it season about a month ago due to corona virus. But at that time they had said that they would be back in. Twenty twenty one. What changed in the last month? It's pretty difficult to tell what change because the XFL had enough financial backing to run for three years. Having that runway built out was a critical part of their development strategy given everything. That's happened with other alternative leagues over the years and so whatever has changed hasn't leaked out. It hasn't gotten to any of the employees that I've talked to in. Certainly this has caught broadcast partners by surprise. You've negotiated a longer term contracts with the XFL. Vince McMahon the WWe basically financed his ability to start the xfl with the wwe shutdown with sources of revenue completely dried with his investment income. Completely down I'm speculating but I don't think I'm wrong. You have to make choices the XFL is just the latest league to fail in an era where the NFL is just so dominant. What challenges have these alternative leagues faced in general and what makes it so hard to compete with the NFL? One of the biggest issues is the ability to acquire talent players that want to play professional football. Want to play in the NFL. There's no question about it and so if you've got the ability to choose between the two leagues you'll play in the NFL. That's a big part of it. They're just going to have a higher level of play. And then the second thing is that. It's very difficult to convince somebody to invest in a very expensive venture like sports and take on losses for a long period of time before they can establish themselves as a brain as time goes on the closer we get to the current era the more the NFL has dominated what it means to play. Professional football in the sixties there was no understanding that the NFL was the only game in town. And now it's it's a given that the NFL is definitely who you WanNa go to in the NFL's modern era. The closest any league has come to rivaling the NFL or at least surviving for a few years at the same time was the usfl back in the early eighties. Usfl has attracted top quality. Players like heisman trophy winners. Doug Flutie and Herschel Walker Steve. Young Jim Kelly ended up signing out of college with the USFL. For gobs of money is not the shootout at OK corral but should come close they express was Steve. Young the gamblers with Jim. Kelly expect about a thousand yards on offense. The perhaps as sixty point the astrodome. Houston how did the USFL manage to do as well as it did and survived for three seasons? How did it mark itself? It seems to be the marketing hook of almost every competing league. It's more fun gone out of football. That has become predictable. Present thirty seconds of football style. And how much more open it is in terms of you know throwing the ball which in one thousand eighty was actually a pretty big sell because the NFL was not throwing the ball as much and then in two thousand one the xfl tried to build on what the USFL had started at least in terms of marketing itself as an alternative to the NFL. How did the first iteration of the XFL bill itself somewhat like the USA fell but a little bit more direct Directly calling the NFL? The no fun league. This is where football is played for the of of the game new indoor feels no prima donnas no wimps here. The rules are fiercer. The clock is faster and halftime is a break not a vacation. It was well in line with the type of promotions that you'd see in wrestling which makes sense given that the xfl in two thousand one Was founded by. Vince McMahon. The owner of I think was the WWF at the time but now it's the WWe McMahon's world created world out. If I'm going to be embarrassed I'll tell you why I'm not going to be embarrassed. And so we he announced the xfl there was a lot of bombast. There was a lot of attitude. Era Style Wwf promotion which directly called out the NFL HOLD NFL football for Pansies via League for Pantywaisty. Pick our cameras into the locker rooms onto the sidelines where the NFL is afraid to go for. Fear that they would hurt. Bear Cam guarantees some. If it was just in the way that they wanted the players to approach the game they gave players license to have a lot more personality. There was the ability for players to Kinda choose the names on the back of the Jersey. Got The most popular nickname sports as rod smart. He hates me. He the game football he has a falling nickname was could well. I'll tell you what J. are so popular. My wife and mother-in-law twenty-five years never liked football. Tell very sorry. He hit me also the rules themselves. Were much more in line with what you would expect somebody who complains about how soft the NFL is. There's a famous advertisement for the xfl where there's no there's nothing confirmed about the xfl yet. No Stadium's no names no players signed and so they have to do a lot to try and make sure that it captures audience. Attention extreme training has begun and so they do a bunch of hyperbole players tackling mack trucks Howard serves on the field players one through a minefield and at the end of every one of these commercial segments. They mentioned this didn't mention no catches the XFL NBC. That were eight and a player in silhouette catches a punt and gibbs destroyed by a wrecking ball. And then also these seemingly did not have much of a concussion. Protocol Jeff Brom. Who is currently the head coach of Purdue Football But was at the time quarterback for the Orlando rage at the end of his career. He Been Info quarterback for about six or seven teams ended up receiving a fairly nasty hit game. I saw his head one way in his body. And I'm like Oh goodness knows. I decided I was like man ended up having to go to the hospital. Which if you've ever watched a wwe skit where where player undergoing hospital shot the exact same way. But he legitimately went to. The hospital ended up getting a neck. Brace in so He'd clearly had suffered from a concussion. He clearly suffered from potentially other injuries than six days later he's on the sidelines. Suited up ready to go and the reporter asks him. Jeff Ron how in the world are you starting this game tonight? After taking that hit just six days ago well let me let me answer that question by asking you questions one is this. There is not the xfl yes it is to do our. Doron not currently have a pulse. Yes I do is play football which is so emblematic of the way. The xfl seemed to glorify the fact that the players were subject to a ton of potential injury and reentry. Vince McMahon doesn't just borrow marketing tips and techniques from wrestling. He borrows wrestlers to promote the XFL. Yep The rock cut a promotion for the xfl smell what the rock is. The Rock says he's all about the XFL or wait a minute. The rockets inside. He's about the XFL. No no no no no the rocks pumped the Raucous gaped about the xfl. It's cut exactly like arrests and promotion. It's about the xfl and the Rock actually appears several times over the course of the several weeks season of the two thousand one xfl year and he would take attitude are wrestlers like the Rock and use them to promote the XFL product and one of those promotions. There's this very cringes skit. From two thousand one some have called it. An unprecedented television event others have called it a desperate Koi to increase sagging ratings in any event. Xfl Founder Chairman at noted racketeer noted Raconteur. Vince McMahon has ordered a camera into the locker room of the Orlando rage cheerleaders at halftime capture the essence. Whatever it is they do. Yeah it's it's maybe the most well-known skit I think from the xfl as ratings have been dropping off they came up with this idea to you know quote unquote send a camera person into the cheerleaders locker room which was embarrassing for everyone involved only other that door he sheer of paradise. Want you to get in there and I want you to go. Get me some ratings. Hey wait wait wait wait wait. I..

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"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Welcome to brain stuff. A production of iheartradio. Hey rain stuff. Lauren Vogel bone 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 Andre Roussev, a French kid who led up somewhat average life until puberty hits. Born in Grenoble France in nineteen forty six was a beautiful baby has older brother and Thuan set 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 mov had a Terry, Glenn disorder called acrobatically 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 adults but can happen at any age. And what strikes still developing kids like did and Russa's case it can cause a condition called, gigantism, which results in, abnormal increases in height and exaggerated bone growth, Russa, 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 connect the giant. They had seen on television with the gangly dreamer, who would hide himself to Paris so long before. Where's the most continued to grow by the age of twelve he hit six feet? That's one point eight meters and two hundred 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 bell wa who later became his manager or some 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. Ends McMahon senior as the founder of the world wide wrestling federation, or WWF, which later became the WWE McMahon made a few suggestions to increase Roosevelt's. 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 six nineteen Seventy-three under the giant mate has WWF debut at New York City's Madison Square Garden. He went on to 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 claimed 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. Full-size Russa, match wait 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 filmed, the prince. Bride and most love for food, and drink was no joke. There are many stories of have 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 states and fifteen lobsters just to quote put on a show and have some laughs. Off remained a formidable competitor throughout his career taken on titans, like hulk HOGAN, and macho man, Randy savage, but by the early nineteen ninety s the effects that has Akra, mentally and the massive physical wear and tear of his career had led to severe affects his health acrobatically is known to cause everything from high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease to spinal cord, compression and vision loss. We're Smith grappled with chronic pain, and could no longer endure, the rigors of wrestling, she 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 with ever married, but who survived by a daughter, Robin Christians immersive off born in nineteen seventy nine Andre the giant continues to be heralded by wrestling fans is one of the sport's greatest competitors. Brown said this from ten white Andres best friend, who called me while he was writing this, once he befriended, you he was your friend for life. This episode was written by Michelle consciousness, the produced by Tyler Klay brain stuff is.

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"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on BrainStuff

BrainStuff

06:03 min | 1 year ago

"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on BrainStuff

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

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How Was Andr the Giant Larger than Life?

BrainStuff

06:02 min | 1 year ago

How Was Andr the Giant Larger than Life?

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

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"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

Pat Gray Unleashed

04:48 min | 1 year ago

"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

"Sense of this cat can't stop it. Drive. You nuts is really amazing, truly Jeb Bush. I mean, she's okay. But that's not a great choice. But you saw it coming because she always fills in. Most of the time since the announcement the announcement of just like leaving in April of twenty two when we're announcing this in two thousand fifteen of vinyl. Good three four years in the making the stones the stones touring for the last time again. So we're talking a little bit about the new American alliance football. Yeah. And how exciting it is. And how they already been billed out Hickey put some money into help with the payroll, and and the bailout because it was ready to fold so now this past weekend, we got nobody's watching. Nobody cares coming across the TV screens and. Here's the clip grows. All right there off the air. I think it's different. Make it to. Now, though, somebody from the control room says that right? That's Ron Woodson on a fall was Rod Woodson and he's talking about he's talking. He's talking to them on the set of Abbasi's watch about their shore about the league. Well, they claim that it was just she had told the story before this happened about when she first started one of her had guy said always think about nobody's watching. Nobody's listening cares. Just do it. You know, she was telling us story. That's how you get through it. And to think that and so when they were getting ready to come back. He was saying that back to her. No, okay. Was this on the supposed to be somebody just this? Now, this was supposed to be heard. And the same thing happens. We're same thing happened during a game. How'd that how another game where an announcer was supposed to be on the air? And he said the same thing that's pretty Bush last weekend. At sure is now, of course, of course, you know, people are are watching. I mean, the numbers aren't terrible. What are the the for the first week? They had two little over two million viewers for the debut. That's probably like NBA basketball. And they were the they were the number eight cable program of the day ahead of millions. Who who is Adam SpongeBob squarepants? Probably. Yeah. I mean, two million bucks. Right. Yeah. I'm sure but they're starting to grow a little bit. What channels where is it? TV when it TV. I will say didn't see it on NFL. NFL network is understand that CBS. They're also trying to prop this lead. It's kind of interesting there. But now, they realize this petition for it, and you have this. And then now you have the story of them being sued. We had the story of the which was being considered the bailout help them with the payroll hockey, the laws you have the lawsuit now because there's a guy that says it the deal he owns fifty percent of the league part of the contest was his the whole concept was his and they're saying, no, no. So that lawsuit is going on because he and his they're claiming that they went to WWE McMahon and tried to get the XFL deal. Yeah. And McMahon said, no, we're not gonna do it. He started his only right XFL of starting up next year. Right. So he's starting his own deal. So this isn't gonna work. I know Vanessa saying that he had a handshake deal with these guys and fifty percent of the league as his so that's in court now. Well, and on top of that, we get the other great story coming out of Florida the Orlando team, which is caused by Steve Spurrier. Now the ball coach they play in Orlando. Good news, though, is that because they're in Florida state of Florida doesn't allow professional athletes to be covered under its workers compensation laws and since the alliance of American football officials the startup hasn't been able to find insurance companies to cover all eight teams in the league. The Orlando team is now staying in Jacksonville and busing to Georgia and practicing high school stadium in Georgia. Shing back to Jacksonville to live playing in Orlando or playing wherever they traveled to play..

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"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

"I think the were I think unsuccessful is the wrong word for what's gone on with Becky Lynch's character. Yeah. I think I think it's worked out well for Becky I would say that the strategy that went into turning her has been unsuccess-. Awful because it's had the opposite reaction. If I go bring my car in foreign oil change and the mechanic attempts to change the oil, and all of a sudden, it's like a Lamborghini. I'm like, okay. Okay. I don't really trust you with my cars. But thank you like, it's sort of right? Okay. Yeah. I have to say I feel like I because I was thinking the exact same thing. But I was thinking Ferrario. It's like actually what this is. Yeah. I was thinking to myself. You know, if that happened more than once, I would stay at this mechanic for the rest of my life. It seems great. Yes. And then we'd have to come up with a new word of successor unsuccess- because it wasn't unsuccessful changing of the oil because the mechanic set out to do something and utterly failed to accomplish his said task, but he's still into something better. So anyway, not to you. Now, you now you have a Lamborghini that needs an oil change. I wanna Nuba Catic altitude for sure, so I guess that's my point. Here is their goal. Their intent was for fans to be booming Becky by now, and they're not so from their mission standpoint, they weren't successful at their mission. That said it ended up in a good spot. And so that's good for Becky, I still would argue from maybe part of what got Becky over. No, Brian James doesn't get to take credit for this. I mean, maybe someday he can talk me out of it. But into believing that this was a master plan. Good luck. But but he doesn't get take credit for. But maybe to get to the point that becky's that there had to be a moment. We're fans got outraged that the Becky they loved look like it was being taken away in the end. It was a signal from the powers and WWE McMahon and company that that defense like you don't get us. You're you're going to push somebody. We don't like again and want us to Becky, and we're not we're not gonna take it anymore. And there's like this outrage among part of the fan base. Maybe that was part of rising getting Becky star to higher level. But Becky as a baby face did not. Have that? She was quirky, but she didn't have the edge in the Conor McGregor swagger that she has. Now, I I believe that they could look at Becky and say she needs to have a transformation, but it transformations don't have to be face to heal or heal deface. It can be something we book back in a way that causes a different version of Becky Lynch to come out that is according to traditional definitions, historically, he'll ish, but the Nelson never talked bad about her. She always works from a set of principles and her opponents are heels, but we give her everything else. That's made her popular right now, I think that would have been a smoother path to this point. And I think, but don't know that it would have been as successful as this one possibly. But I also think that part of this has to feel organic and part of this has to feel fan created, which is it does, you know? And I think it needs to have been given a direction by WWE that. Maybe wasn't the direction it actually went in. So that we could fully embrace it. And I think while you you can't say that the powers that be saw this one coming in orchestrated. It what you can say is they did something that they don't do all the time. And quite frankly, I don't think do most of the time, which is they rode the wave that they they listened. They changed course. And they they made decisions that made it so that we can get to a place now where the man is one of the most talked about things in wrestling. Yes..

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"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on WWL

WWL

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"wwe mcmahon" Discussed on WWL

"For the big easy with wrestlemainia bringing huge crowds to town from around the globe for the main event at the superdome along with other matches and activities at the smoothie king center and convention center a louisiana state trooper shot at a man who allegedly tried to get in the trooper's vehicle with him and uptown new orleans all of the bullets missed the suspect who police caught a short time later and china's commerce ministry says beijing is prepared to fight the us at any cost as a trade dispute escalates with president donald trump ordering the us trade representative to consider slapping an additional one hundred billion in tariffs on chinese goods on wall street the dow jones industrial averages have fallen one hundred and seventy eight points in trading so far the nasdaq is down forty and the price of oil is down thirty two cents at sixty three twenty two a barrel steve geller got our wwl sports victories in three of the remaining four games and the pelicans will be assured a spot in the nba postseason but coach alvin gentry says the playoffs have basically come early for his team all margin for error long gone so actually we're in a playoff situation right now every counts appel start a three game road trip at the sinking son's house tonight phoenix owns the worst record in the nba i'm steve geller now here's mark menard with a wrestlemainia memory wrestlemania thirty four will feature the wwe debut of former ufc star ronda rousey she got a harsh welcome monday from the heiress to the company stephanie mcmahon stephanie courtesy of wwe mcmahon will team with husband triple h against browsing incur angle sunday night right here in new orleans wwl sports today on sports talk with us mcallister and kristian garic talk lsu baseball against texas am with former pitcher scott sanders at five twenty and four games left for the pelicans how do they finish in or out of the play offs then we'll take you to college station for aggies.

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