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Finally, Officially, the undertaker has tongue up the boots for the last time.
And, um, yeah, I mean, look it it's You could have told me this would have happened 10 years ago, and I would have believed it.
Um, this guy has been ah, literally my entire pretty much my entire existence of, um, watching wrestling, uh, involved the undertaker being a part of it, except for the very, very early years.
So, um yeah, okay.
You know, the guys alleged, you know, it's not.
I mean, the undertaker has basically been in wrestling for almost the length of my life.
Yeah, you think about it.
And that's that's an amazing That's an amazing feat.
I still remember watching Survivor Siri's 90 the first night that he showed up and just not knowing what to make of the guy.
He was different than anyone that you had seen during that time period.
It was just that was completely different.
There was no for the first few weeks of his career in W.
W e, he said absolutely nothing.
I mean, he was completely silent.
His movement was just very stoic.
I don't want to stay stiff because he moved around well in the ring, But just it was it was creepy in a lot of face.
And for a 10 year old kid growing up watching that and seeing and like Oh, man, you know this this guy's really weird.
Scott's gonna odd, but he took the W W by storm.
Just, you know, quick rise to the top in terms of, you know, title contention following year it Survivor.
Siri's be Hulk Hogan.
Don't win the WWF title.
Um, you know, I mean, that sounds like a lot to you youngsters out there, but that was big back in the day.
You know, you don't tell you is probably a very, very young lad at that point.
I'm sure he's seen replays over that, and, you know, just one of those types of athletes that just kind of stays with you all of your life.
And, you know, I don't think you really realize the impact that he's had until you look back and how long he's been in the game and how well he's played it all these years.
Uhm, Mark Calloway, who is the undertaker? Obviously, you saw the handwriting on the wall here, especially with last ride do***entary being much more candid, open breaking character, not just something that the undertaker almost never did.
Ah, he was granted one opportunity throughout his career to break character, and that was to attend his friend on hearts funeral.
That was the only time you really saw the undertaker break character and break away from what he was outside the ring on.
And bring that to the public eye.
Uh, brilliant career.
I mean, obviously, he's going to be a Hall of Famer.
No question about it.
Just the way he performed thing. Athleticism.
He showed for a guy his size.
I still remember him walking stop votes and pumping.
Does that? Um, it's Yeah.
Just pass one of those one of those great things that, you know, you look at all the time.
So hats off to mark a great career and enjoy retirement, it's certainly well deserved.
Well, I gotta ask in, I'm gonna put you on the spot, and I thought I think you're gonna know this pretty easily.
But do you remember all the players involved in the ah, debut of the undertaker? Oh, all right, let me see.
Survivor Series 90.
It s, um I'm saying he was facing three American Dream Team, which was the roads, Uh, the heart foundation that was brought Heart and Jim Night heart, Um, was one of the the team members and a man I'm trying to remember the other one, but on the opposite side, this was the $1,000,000 Dream Team.
So it was the $1,000,000 man.
That was his, um uh I believe it was his.
Um uh, Davis is mystery partner.
And I want to say it was the honky tonk man in.
Ah, Greg Valentine.
I want to say it was rhythm and blues on the other side.
I'm missing somebody.
It was Jimmy snooker.
No, no, I'm gonna I'm gonna play it. Theo.
Theo, I just wanted a place.
Coco, beware. My friends.
It's a great gorilla.
Great, Rowdy Roddy Piper on Mike.
I believe I believe cocoa with the first guy that undertaker ever.
Is that correct? I believe so.
1st 1 yet well and it just It just means it's These guys are really rockin in the ring right now.
Then, of course.
I mean, we get your namesake coming in.
It's going a little bit longer than I expected.
Yeah, Yeah. There we go.
This couple hunky Well.
Oh, here we go. All right.
What? Honky tonk Honky tonk man's original song is in our rotation.
We could have a hunka hunka hunka Oh, yeah, I know that.
That za good idea.
I got I got to get on top of that.
Everybody here it is.
So now my mystery partner Great for you coming up? Yeah.
People don't realize that not all Barrett was brother.
Look, an air comes.
I can't get over the commentary.
I mean, it's completely off the rails.
It's over the top 40 beyond belief commentary.
But hyper still pulls it off.
You see, was when he was a master of the micro.
All right, well, for the second not watching this entire match while you guys watch me watch its entire max.
I'm gonna move on.
I just wanted Yes, you were right.
I did want to play American Dream.
I didn't want to get Ah, I mean, look, I mean, the combination of all those people in that ring that's like, that's like a dream for us in an American, really is.
Really? Is the American dream.
Well, I mean, it really is, um, you know, way. Sit there.
And, you know, you talked about the people that are involved in that you got, you know, obviously undertaker you got Ah, brother love.
I mean, the list goes on and on.
It's like, how can you not enjoy that? So you can.
It's impossible not to enjoy that.
I mean, if you look at it, just look at the match in general.
That was a great survivor.
Siri's I was It was an eventful survivor series.
You had the grand finale.
Match of survival.
A lot of people didn't like that concept.
I thought it was great.
I thought it was fun.
Ah, yeah, The gobbledy**** er made his view that night, which was not one of the, uh that may be on the that may be on the toilet flush of Ah, w w history.
But, you know, it still has people talking to this day, you still see people that will mention gobbledy****.
Er that you know are as old is as we are.
Yeah, that'll remember that.
I watched it live.
And believe me, it was a complete and utter let down.
There are a lot of people that thought it was going to be the rial world's champion.
The skits stealing, wheeling, dealing, limousine riding, jet flying, Rolex wear a diamond ring with everybody Thought it was gonna be playing with everybody was wondering when he was going to make is it was always rumored that he wanted to go to W W and work for events.
He had had it with the with the powers that be in WCW at that point since taking over the N W.
And everybody was waiting for flares show up and everybody thought that was gonna be yet they thought he was gonna pop out of out of the egg.
But when it was the gobbledy****, or you can still hear like people just it was met bringing over.
I mean, there were like, maybe three or four people that were pulling and no one everybody else just kind of like rolled there.
I sat down and when that's it, I'm going to get something going here.
Let's take the kids to go get some, uh, some cotton candy or whatever.
I mean, it was just Yeah, it was It was awful.
But the undertakers debut, obviously, is the gym of that night.
It always will be and went on to a phenomenally long career.
Just 30 years, man.
That's that's like I said, I'm I'm 33.
So very I'm not gonna do the percentages.
I don't I don't have that math readily available in my head.
So, uh but But it's a very high percentage.
Let's just put it that way of my life that he was a member off, you know, just, you know, the W W in the wrestling world.
And, you know, we all saw his Ah, you know, WrestleMania.
Ah, you know, a vignette.
Basically, I wouldn't call it a match, but that was kind of his farewell.
And you don't want It was a cool way to go out.
And, you know, he's really done everything.
So hats off and like, you know, obviously wanna one of the wrestlers I enjoyed the most idea.
You know, really good friend.
That was That was his favorite wrestler.
So, um you know, obviously, uh, when When we and I told this before when we obviously wanted to go and try to learn how to wrestle.
And obviously, he was a big guy.
So he always loved the choke slams, the power bombs, all that stuff.
All the undertaker.
You know, moves.
You know, fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how you want to look at it, I was smaller and certainly was Thea the crash test, dummy, for a lot of those.
An emphasis on the word dummy.
Let's let's just put it this way.
Um, yeah, it was a lot of fun.
I've got to see him live several times.
Obviously, um, said it before is at WrestleMania 20.
When he returned as the dead man after several years as the American bad ass.
Which again, I mean, that was that was a different a real different look for him.
Something, uh, completely.
You know, we'd we'd seen variations of the dead man, the ministry undertaker, and and all these other you know, obviously the original and the evolution of that.
But we haven't seen the undertaker, not as the actual undertaker.
And then I remember the ah, the buildup for his debut.
Uh, judgment day obviously makes sense, right? Absolutely.
We'll bring the undertaker.
And it was Look, it was it was a It was pretty bad ass entrance.
Let's put it this way.
I mean, they really played on, like, the whole biker, you know, biker thing.
And look, it played.
He played it great.
You know, the the ah, you know, the glasses and the long trench coat and all that stuff.
It was a good switch for him.
And I think they did it long enough to the point where eventually you had to go back toe some variation of him being the dead man.
And, ah, I got to see that at WrestleMania 20.
So it's pretty happy with that.
I mean, to reinvent yourself after such an iconic character and playing it so well playing.
It's so close to the vest and again.
Like I said, this is a guy that was not really given the green light to break character.
He almost never, if not ever did it and to come out in with a new gim**** with a new persona and be able to pull it off without a hitch.
I still remember here in the kid rock songs Come down, you know, with the you know, the gigantic bike and just coming down and clearing you know, pick and ass taking names, clearing house and being the American badass.
Nobody really looked around and went, What are they doing? You know, man, you know, this is not the undertaker, just like he pulled it off seamlessly.
Then then to return to the dead man after that is not something that a lot of you know, It's not something that a lot of performers conduce again.
He did it and made it look easy, just part of the brilliance of Mark Allah and what he was able to do with that character.
Well, and that's the thing to you.
Go back to that debut as the American badass and it's, you know, is the rock.
First Triple H is what it was one of the I mean, they were so good.
You know, this era that that attitude into kind of like that post attitude issue era.
You know where you know, thinks shift.
They were so good at building those storylines because, I mean, if you think about it outside of a few Ah, you know, wrestlers.
During that time, it wasn't really, You know, the rock was athletic, but, you know, stone cold.
Steve Austin was an athletic triple H was, like, kind of a big muscle head, You know what I mean? Like so, like, these guys weren't necessarily high flying and captivating and stuff like that.
You had your tacticians and your guys that could do things like that.
But, you know, it was more about the drama and the buildup and how they delivered.
And I'm because they were great at it.
They were great at putting on a fight.
You know, all that stuff and this whole ah, return.
Woods was build around this Iron Man match between ironic, like Shawn Michaels was the guest referee.
Um, but this was ah, Iron Man match between the rock and Triple Age for the WWF title.
Um, yeah, it was just It was the great build up.
And then, of course, the timing of everything.
Where, like, you know, the undertaker tombstone Triple Age, and Shawn Michaels called the call that as a fall, and it gave Triple H the belt, all that stuff.
People were ****ed cause it was like the rock should.
It was just great.
It was the whole.
The whole event was great.
Thea that the, you know, debut was great and, ah, obviously you got to give credit to the writers and, like you, said Mark Callaway, for being able to pull it off.
One thing I really want to give Mark credit for was hanging around and w W e when most people were jumping ship and he mentioned this on the last ride.
If anybody has had a chance to check that out, I buy my own admission, have not had a chance to look at it in its entirety.
But I have seen clips through postings on social media and what not? And he describes his feelings about really liking the direction of W.
We had times and and thinking that, you know, the South offered a lot of a lot of benefits.
He could have gone down there, worked a much lighter schedule, got a paycheck, not having to worry about hustling as much.
It was appealing.
It was really appealing to him, especially someone that had taken the bumps in the shots that he had taken as a big man.
Ah, the undertaker had, you know, a number of, um, you know, agile moves in his repertoire. Yeah.
Nitties to go into the into the ring again.
I mentioned walking with ropes, and, you know, you're a lot harder than it looks, Let me tell.
I mean, it looks hard, but it is incredibly much harder than it looks.
And and to exclude the bunny control what you need to do that? Nothing that I'm not in that you know better.
Well, not that not to mention just the flawlessness, that he was able to do it.
I don't think I've ever remembered a time where he screwed that up.
You know what I mean? Like and then that that's a very easily you could you could easily screw up.
Oh, you absolutely can.
And don't forget folks.
I mean, it's hard enough to do like you watch high wire acts that the Syrians or whatever those those high wires or stationary those ropes or not stationary there wobbling all over the place.
So it is very, very easy to lose your balance.
And and And Mark did it phenomenally.
But when you look at a lot of that, it makes you wonder, you know why he would do that while he would put himself out there like that and he believed in W W we believed, invents.
He believed in what they were doing and said, I'm not going to abandon the ship.
I'm just going to stay with it and I'm gonna do what I do and it'll it'll pay off.
And it definitely did.
It was the right move for him.
It was the right decision for him.
And you give him a lot of credit because you have to think that if WCW was backing up a Brink's truck like they were for a lot of the talent back in those days, there were luring guys over left and right.
I mean, they had Brett Hart, you know, I mean that that's I mean, Mr W.
W e was you know, all right.
You know, I make the argument that maybe he was pushed out the door.
Maybe he was trying to phase him out.
Right? That's all behind the screwed up, Brett.
Well, in a lot of ways, by signing that contract, right? Threat did screw Brett when he came to that, because he did chase the paycheck and he said, you know, nine times over that he regrets that decision.
Even with the money that he made, what she said was phenomenal, which I mean, how could you argue with that when you look at those contracts? Uhm, Mark would have No, I don't think anybody would have blamed Mark if he did chase the paycheck at that point and say, You know what? I've done enough, and I'm gonna I'm gonna go get paid, and I'm gonna take some time off.
But he believed in what he did.
He believed in the company that he worked for, and he believed in himself.
He didn't want to sell himself out or so himself.
That's integrity toe walk away from that type of gigantic money.
Ah, and he would have made a lot more money in WWI.
No, Bischoff would've probably paid him double.
Oh, yeah, In W w e.
Um, he chose to stick around.
So for guys like him, and another guy like Shawn Michaels, who didn't do that.
Either state and since state loyal to him, you gotta go.
You gotta give a tip to the even more so in Mark's case because he really stayed that entire time.
Michael's did have a couple of hiatuses.
It was a necessary one to heal and to not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
And then he had the brief retirement where he did come back.
But it was, I think, in a lot of ways, uh, this was, you know, something that Vince will look back on and say He was really the guy that was with me throughout that entire run.
And, um, really, only this time for you to do that.
I mean, really only missed the time for injury, You know, when When he had to.
That was, um so but speaking, speaking off, Ah, another.
Ah, something that we've talked about that kind of debuted around the same time as the undertaker.
Ah, the Michael Keaton. Batman.
And it's funny that this is now ah, topic of brief discussion.
We won't spend too too much time.
Well, I don't want to say that.
Well, we'll kind of go with how it goes.
But apparently he's in talks to reprise his role as Batman.
And I believe the upcoming flash movie, Um, you know, obviously probably not.
Ah, main key role.
Just, you know, a smaller bed.
I mean, the guy's almost 70 years old, if you can believe that, Um, but it's funny, because this was the topic that we brought up last week.
And you know what? It just goes to show that more people are listening than we thought because, uh, they probably heard us talk about and revere Michael Keaton as Batman, and, um yeah, and I think they ran with it.
So I'm curious to see if this is going to know how this is gonna play out, because, uh, I'm not gonna lie like I said, I mean, he was my favorite Batman.
Now, again Now is a lot of it's about timing.
It's the first and all that nostalgia.
But, you know, I I do believe, and we had a more lengthier discussion about this last week.
I believe that this was certainly ah, good choice to have him originally.
I wish he would have done more.
I wish he would have played him.
Or, uh, but that Bannon more movies.
So, yeah, and I think there was a lot that went on with Warner Brothers.
And then what? Not I know he was scheduled to do the third Batman.
Keaton was in the pipeline to do that, Folks, it wasn't like a two and done.
I know he did the original and with Nicholson, And then he did the sequel with Michelle Pfeiffer.
Danny DeVito walking.
He was scheduled to do part three.
As a matter of fact, the Riddler was going to be the villain in that.
And it's actually gonna be Robin Williams.
Believe it or not, that was Tim Burton's vision.
Burton had aw falling out with the higher ups at Warner Brothers that prevented him from being able to direct the movies any longer.
And when Michael Keaton found out that Tim Burton wasn't going to be the director any longer, he walked away from the project and said, I really don't want to do this.
I can see where this is going.
Ironically, the same guy that took over that pathway guys passed away yesterday.
Joel Schumacher, who gets a lot of credit gets a lot of undue Ah, you know, I think lambasting for ruining that franchise.
I think that franchise was ruined by poor decisions above Joel Schumacher.
Look at some of the other body of work that he's done now.
He's done some tremendous work.
Oh, yeah, the director of some great John Grisham films, I directed A Time to Kill, which is one of my favorites by It's a Grisham adaptation.
I think he did a phenomenal job.
Schumacher, I think, was a talented director.
I just think he was in over his head and really in a genre he didn't belong in Andi.
For that reason, those movies didn't do so well.
Batman Forever with Kilmer was just not good folks, and Batman and Robin with Clooney was an absolute disaster.
I mean, I don't think cloning himself has said it.
Clooney has himself has said that he thinks he Coffin starts interviews by saying, I'd like the thing Christian Bale for resurrecting franchise.
I almost single handedly killed and you know it's true.
I mean, it really is.
I mean, people did not want to even see or hear Batman's name after that movie came out.
But Keaton, I think, is I think this is a brilliant choice by them now.
I mean, obviously he's not going to get out there and do all of those stunts that he did.
God saw him previously.
Ah, he's not going to do that.
You know, somebody pointed out that I will.
Harrison Ford did his own stunts that right around the same age when he filmed Crystal Skull Uh, yeah.
I mean, I don't think Keaton's in that kind of shape For small Harrison Ford is somebody that really prides himself on keeping himself in good shape.
Not and all about now is peace pushing eighties.
They are going to do which it looks like they are going to do Part five Indy five.
You have to wonder how they're gonna pull that off.
This is gonna be probably more of a cameo type role, probably more of a mentor type role of the Flash and an older Bruce Wayne indefinitely an older Batman.
You'll see him don the cape and cowl.
I would love to see them bring back the original suit.
I would want original 1990 with the yellow logo I think I think I've show.
I think I've shared this photo, but I actually have it sitting on my desk.
And trust me, this was purely an ego thing, because it's a picture of myself.
So I I don't really know, but I am.
I am dining that very outfit, and I'm gonna put it up to the camera if you can see it.
Um, I know you can't see it, but you can check it out later.
But yet it's like that Batman suit and everything.
Ah, those muscles are not stitched in.
That was actually me at four years old. I was pretty Jack.
So, uh, yeah, Ah ah.
And a great shag blue carpet to, um And then I'm just noticing it, Z quite it was quite Thea.
It was quite the set up there, and I believe that was my grandmother's.
Yeah, that was That was a bad comp.
It that that was that was the bad carpet.
That's that's Thea homage to Adam West Batman and blue tights that he wore on the Woman Gray.
Now, all kidding aside, folks, I would like to see the original Batmobile come back, though.
No Batmobile that I had so many of those toys, like the little Matchbox car ones.
But, you know, But that last seven or eight of those things is like five of them got, like, destroyed.
And I think I think I actually, like, you know, shot one into the water one time, is he? I just like we're weird stuff, but in any case, yeah, I think he's gonna pull this off.
I don't think they're going to do this as just a tongue and cheek ****f.
That's originally what I thought when I saw it, I was like I was going to do kind of come back and he's gonna ****k the role.
I don't think that's how they're going to do it.
And for nostalgic purposes, I think it's great.
There's always been that groundswell of fans that are our age that grew up watching Michael Keaton in the Batman role, and I think to return him to that role is something that I think will give a springboard to that franchise In a lot of ways.
People were saying that Oh, this is gonna kill the patents and the I don't think so.
I think it's actually gonna give him a little bit of a boost.
Believe it or not, people are going to get back into the character.
I think you're going to see some tie in.
There are rumors that there may be some tie into the actual of the Batman movie that's going to come out.
Um, starring Robert Pattinson.
So this, uh, this might be a ah shot in the arm for for the franchise because I know a lot of people were again this heartened by the job that Ben Affleck did, Um, in the previous two Batman incarnations, I happen to think that Affleck didn't really doing a terrible job is Batman.
I thought he did a pretty good job in that role.
I don't think he really captured the essence of Bruce Wayne the way someone like Michael Keaton or even Christian Bale did.
We'll see what Pattinson's gotten is in his ****nal.
But yeah, I'm psyched.
That was that was happy to see that the old Fanboy and me is definitely happy to see this yesterday.
Well, well in that's and we brought it up a few times.
I mean, playing you're playing two characters and one when you're cast is Batman because they're really two distinct, different characters.
And and that's that.
That's the struggle for some of these guys, where it's like, OK, you can play one role, Great.
But can you do both? And you know, it doesn't always happen.
So, yeah, I'm excited to see the cameo in it.
And Kyle Kyle made a great point.
Jim Carey was obviously the best part of Batman forever.
Um, you know Oh, yeah.
Jim Carrey was great in that it would have been going to see what Robin Williams, no doubt as the Joker or as the rigid Rather.
But, um, I mean, Jim Carrey was, uh, was was pretty.
It was pretty awesome in that movie again.
A movie that was, uh, just abomination When it comes to just, it just didn't fit.
Nicole Kidman just seemed like a fish out of water when it came.
Teoh looked beautiful in the movie, but I mean, it just didn't seem like she fit in the, uh, in the Batman world.
I thought one of my favorite actors of all time is Tommy Lee Jones.
Folks, I thought it completely mail it in in this performance over the top, outlandish when he didn't need to be outlandish and just to me was not anywhere near what Tommy Lee Jones is capable of.
Jim Carey was the anchor of this, and Val Kilmer didn't look like he was ever comfortable in that suit or a horse.
He just did not like he.
He almost looked like he didn't believe he was in this movie.
That and that's the best way that I could describe his performance is like, Am I really that man? Really, I really doing this.
I think this was the beginning of his transformation into eighties action hero, too.
Just, you know, overweight.
You know, Steven Seagal, like, you know, like I don't know, like he could eat into Ah, he tend to put Ah, I don't know.
It was just I was just It was it was very strange.
And again, really, you know, there's their stuff Balcony, Where does that I like And but at the same time, it's like, you know, that was that was I think you said it best.
He kind of just kind of mailed it in, but yeah, well, and the writing just was kind of returned to what the TV show was.
But the TV show did camp because that's exactly what it was designed to dio.
It was supposed to be campy.
It was supposed to be dumb, and people were supposed to buy into it.
And I think that's why people still have a nostalgic, you know, like about the original TV show.
I'm talking about the Adam West for board, you know, Burgess, MEREDITH old you know, Batman, Siri's Batman Forever and Batman and Robin returned to that camp, but it's still tried to maintain that level of darkness, and you can't balance that, Um, there really is only one guy.
I think that could really balance that.
And that was Tim Burton, and he did it brilliantly in the 1st 1 Did it pretty well in the 2nd 1 and then, obviously it just it fell off the rails from there.
So we'll, you know, we'll see what the flash looks like.
But I think I think it's a smart move to inject some life back into the D C world.
Because Marvel, let's face it, marvels probably been way out floor with them for a little while now.
I think that it really just, you know, beating him from pillar to post as, ah, gorilla Monsoon one said, with all the movies that have been coming out and Batman versus Superman and then a man of steel remakes and it just that hasn't been the best of times for D.
So, um, well, but that man, well, you know, Batman was obviously always my feet.
I mean, I have told us, but I'm not, you know, I was never a huge comic book guy.
I mean, there there's a few that I would read, but really, you know, not to the extent.
So, like, obviously Batman, which is my favorite a lot because of that movie.
The fact that I was, you know, have to cost him all that fun stuff.
You know, movie came out in 1989.
I was three years old.
So, you know, and you know, of course, you're at that point you're getting old enough now that you're that you're starting toe, retain things and enjoy things and really follow.
So, you know, that was one of the things I latched onto.
And, um, you know, it was it was certainly my favorite, but, you know, I I enjoy a lot of the Marvel movies now, you know, I'm not like I said, I don't know a lot of the background.
I have toe watch the movies a few times to pick up on some of that and kind of rely on other people to fill me in, but I still enjoy it.
I think they're all pretty well done.
But, you know, again, if I if someone's gonna put a gun to my head and say, Hey, you get one superhero movie that, uh, you know, that you can watch for the rest your life, I'd probably say the original Batman, because, hey, that's just how my brain works.
Nam, right there with you.
I mean, I'm not I'm never been a huge comic book guy either.
Uh, my I've always had an affinity were carrying, you know, that's yeah.
I mean, that to me has always been so again we shared after the same brain.
That really kind of I think, you know, if it's very well in, but, um, yeah, that's the one that I'll always watch those movies.
I always have a sort of of an eye out for those, but, um Yeah, this this one will be. This one will be interesting.
That's what'll intrigue it.
And again, it gets people talking about the possibility you put out a movie called The Flash.
Not many people were, you know, even that there are a lot of people that aren't even really, um, adept to that being a part of the D.
C. Comics universe.
So you know, in a lot of ways that's going to get attention to this.
And it's going to get attention from, ah, generation that's now going to take their kids to go see this movie and say, We'll see that guy played Batman when you know your your mom and dad were they for each and thats in this guy's still playing it.
It's smart marketing.
This was, I think, a good move.
And, uh, I mean, the only way they can screw this up is if they misused the character or do something dumb within, and I don't think they will.
I think they'll, uh, they'll give it.
It's just do some.
Glad to see the original Batman back on the screen.
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So we want to Ah, definitely touch on.
Definitely touch on this baseball situation because this is something we've been kind of, you know, following to to some extent.
Um, just because again that they're still fighting to figure out when they're gonna start the season.
But the owners basically put it out there like, Look, we're going to go ahead with the 60 game season.
We're gonna start around the 24th of July.
Ah, you have three days to accept it.
You know, basically, I mean, they're right, you know? So what do you think? I mean, the major League Baseball, the players association does not want to 60 game season.
They want at least 70.
There's some discrepancy in terms of revenue share and all that stuff, but, um, they're basically putting everything on the players.
Ah, you know, again, this is you know, we talked about it last week.
Are they negotiating in good faith.
I don't think so.
I'm talking about the owners because, you know, the players association just rejected a 60 game proposal.
So now they have the gall, the audacity, the unmitigated, the unmitigated goal.
Yes, um, to sit there and say, Look, here's here's the season.
This is what we're gonna do, accept it or not.
And, ah, it's gonna be interesting to see if the players ah, do, Yeah.
I mean, who knows? It's, um it could be be anything, right? I mean, I know.
I sound like I'm at a loss for words.
I am at a loss for words.
I'm really in this one.
I'll believe it when I see it.
And you know, I'm not trying to rain on anybody's parade.
I know there are a lot of stark raving baseball fans that want to see baseball back.
I'm one of them.
I do enjoy watching games.
I do enjoy having some three game of baseball being the backdrop of your summer.
It's something that just seems not right about not having baseball right now.
I'd be lying if I said I miss it terribly.
I don't there's more than enough in the world of the NFL to keep me busy in my career.
But, you know, it's always nice to be able to throw on a game, having on in the background and see what the facts are up Teoh or see with these teams, you're up to um and ah, and how the season's gonna shake out.
But look, I mean there.
Even if this 60 game season gets approved and they do move forward, no fans, obviously.
I mean, we expected that, So that's not really a revelation, and that's not really what's going to cripple the game of baseball.
But you're almost putting a lot of these players under duress.
There's going to be a ton of baseball players that are not going to want to play this season and are going to threaten to sit out or just absolutely do it without any question.
This is going to lead to collective bargaining problems.
This is going to lead to negotiation problems down the line and it's going to lead to a lot of negativity surrounding a game that already has enough negativity as it is.
So if this does indeed happen, it has to happen with buy in, and it has to happen with all the major players on board if it doesn't.
And it has any indications that this is being met halfheartedly, or that some of Major League baseball's most marquee stars air not behind this or even, dare I say, sitting out, Uh, this could get ugly in a hurry.
So, folks, I know it was good news circulating around last night.
It's a lot of people on Twitter that we're happy about it.
I still think it can work, but it's gonna have to work on all cylinders.
And if there is not a significant buy in by the Players Association than this could fail and it could fail miserably.
So keep a sharp eye on it, just like anything else.
But I'm cautiously optimistic, but I'd be lying if I said I was, you know, slam dunk ready, Teoh.
You know, tune in and ready to start investing myself in baseball again because I just think there's still too much that could go wrong.
Yeah, and and again, I mean, this is is some we've been talking about now for a couple weeks, and it's just there doesn't seem to be so sorry.
I think I need some more caffeine.
Um, no, there doesn't seem to be, Ah, eagerness from the owners, especially t get a deal done because it again they seem to be set in their ways. And that's that.
And this is what they're going to get.
And if they don't play season, they don't play season.
They don't lose that much money.
I mean, there are already losing money, but again, a relative toe, what they're worth and how much you know, again, there's other businesses they're involved with and all that.
So, um, yeah, again, we'll say it's the best thing we could do is just sit there and watch, because again, ah, there, they're blowing in opportunity here, in my opinion, and I've said this before that you know, they could be, you know, the big show in town and and play this game and keep everyone's mind off off what's going on? And, no, it's just not happening.
It doesn't seem like, uh, again, I'm very I'm far more pessimistic than you in the situation.
I don't I think it's gonna be met with a resounding note from the players on Tuesday are on Wednesday whenever the deadline is.
I don't have that in front of me.
So yeah, I think actually, I believe it's five PM tonight.
Correct us If I'm wrong.
I don't think it's Wednesday.
I think it's the 5 p.m. This evening.
And look, there's definitely a possibility that the players could You couldn't meet this with a lot of negativity and a resounding no thing is not a really a great deal.
I mean, this is the MLB p A.
Rejected the original proposal on the table.
This was MLB going in and saying, Well, you're gonna reject that.
We're going to enact it.
Take it or leave it report or, you know, get lost.
And you know, I mean, for all intents and purposes, the players Association may look at this and say, Well, if we completely rejected, are we going to be cast? Is the bad guy? If that's the case, then maybe cooler heads prevail and they say, You know what? Well, something is better than nothing, but in a lot of respects there it could backfire, and it could end up being a different argument altogether.
So again, that's why if we sound negative folks again, I know he and said he's a little more negative than I am.
I'm really not that positive.
Believe me when I tell you, I'm holding out hope that things can work.
But, you know, I really have significant doubts that it will.
We'll see what happens.
Maybe we'll be taking to the airwaves, you know, and in talking about, you know, the ratification and the moving forward of Major League Baseball.
And if that's the case, you know, play ball, folks.
But if not, um, you know, I just don't want, you know, baseball fans, you know, hopes and dreams to come crashing down if this doesn't work out because there is a significant chance that it won't Yeah, and and again, that's that's what I'm kind of just you know, that's that's the mentality I have.
I'm just like, all right, you know, it z just not gonna happen.
And and, uh, I guess I'm okay with that or not Okay with it, obviously.
But, um, you know, just a I don't know.
It's just getting tiresome, because again, I feel like they could have solved this issue.
It much longer ago.
Um, and it not even been in this situation.
So again, you know, part of it's just kind of my my bitterness or at least my, uh, I guess that I don't know.
It just it just bothers.
May I? I wish they would get this done.
I don't think there's a, ah, strong effort to be done, but it could surprise me tomorrow.
We could be talking about baseball, and, uh, who knows to it is going to myself.
Well, actually, that that actually that maybe the toll that way maybe up exactly that.
Maybe that maybe pretty pretty relevant there.
Well, actually, that that actually be a You know, this is something we could actually close to show up because we didn't actually really mention this, but, you know, we talked about the undertaker, and I want to bring it back up because I, you know, looked Teoh.
Actually. Get a few of them this time.
Oh, look, another one here goes way.
Got one more coming.
They were not doing the 21 bell salute here are way.
He is the dead man, but he is not dead.
So Well, I was going to say we could do that.
And, um, you know that that would kind of bring us to the end of show.
Maybe, but no, I figured we could We could give our favorite undertaker moments or matches with this on the backdrop.
I mean, why not, You know, off.
Turn the volume down a little bit. Obviously.
One of those favorite moments.
You know, we all talk about the buried alive matches, you know, And this is how long he's the going that there's been buried alive matches where I was young enough to believe that he actually died and came back to life.
And then there was buried alive matches where? Well done.
I know this isn't really you know, so again, that kind of is a good way to kind of sum up how long he's been a part of this.
But, you know, those are always fun to watch. Of course.
Hell, in a cell.
I mean, come on, you throwing **** Foley up? That I mean, one of the most legendary matches, um, in history, and I mean for both competitors.
I mean, we talk about that match whenever **** Foley has brought up.
You know, we all know the stories.
He climbing up the side of the the cage with a dislocated shoulder like I know how that feels.
That's not fun, you know, Not to mention getting thrown off the top of the cage and choke slam through the top.
I mean, you know you want talking to himself.
That was those **** Foley, but certainly very memorable for the undertaker as well.
So what about you, Mike? Uh, I mean, you have to put that right up there without any question.
I mean, even though, you know, it's really I think, Maura of an iconic moment for fully Teoh, you know, look at him in any other manner than to be actually the one that actually did that and throw him off the top of of the gauge.
Just, you know, to me, is eyes, you know, remarkable.
Um, you know his his first wwd title run.
And I don't count the first w w title run where he beat Hogan and then lost it, You know? What was it? Three days later in the game, today in Texas or whatever that you know, that that was I mean, you know, to finally get his moment in a WrestleMania ring to be able to win in the main event and hoist the title and make it is defeating We would sit was it wasn't at its first.
So, uh, in that way, you know, that's an iconic moment where they dim the lights and he's on the is on his knees and then, you know, holding up the WWF title that was that was probably his first really proud moment in W W.
And kind of cemented his legacy.
So that will always be one of my favorites as well.
We mentioned earlier him showing up is the dead man.
I mean, how would you excuse me? Him showing up without the dead man persona for the first time in showing up as the American badass? I mean, what type of character that's that indelible can do that and pull that off seamlessly.
He did it without a good with without a hitch.
And you know, I mean, for lack of a better term, the the the Buried Alive the last match that he had against A J.
Styles, I think, really showcased his ability to be a performer, even without fans in attendance.
This is a guy that could play to the camera as well as play to the audience.
And that's something in professional wrestling that is rare.
You don't find a lot of guys that can do that that can really play the same character, whether they're playing to a camera or whether they're playing to a live audience.
He proved that he could do it, and I thought it was It was great.
So those are some of my favorite moments from, uh, the undertakers past? No.
And look, were we brought up the **** Foley Helena So But he was.
He was part of the first hell in a cell match of bad blood.
And ah, I would say it was at 90 probably 97 again.
Shawn Michaels, you know, and that obviously has its own.
You know, nowadays I feel like, you know, there There's been so many, you know, they were great.
Those matches were great to watch, but it was because they were so rare.
You know what I mean? Now I feel like, you know, they got a whole pay per view about elimination.
You know what I mean? Edge of whatever.
Just it lost its appeal, but those early ones were so special because it didn't happen that often, you know, it was always, you know, some sort of some sort of big event.
But yeah, that's right.
I forgot I still had this in the baths like, I mean, that we talked about Gorilla Monsoon and Ah, Roddy Piper and obviously Vince McMahon and all that.
But I mean Jr Jr and very well, they've had a good long run of really awesome commentators.
They're really start, you know, that bring out, you know, the event. Because it is.
I mean, that's part of it.
There's there's a there's a art to it.
There's a way to do it that really makes the most out of it.
And that was a situation where, like I said earlier in the show, the buildup was phenomenal.
Where, you know, for weeks you were seeing like these little ah vignettes, these little like, you know, the from the like, the shining and stuff like that.
It was kind of ripped off from that.
You know, the kids in the hallway, all that **** or all that stuff. Oops.
Sorry, little slip up, my friends.
But yeah, it was The buildup was great.
The debut was great.
And of course, you know, you come down and you just, you know, looked everyone's assets Jr said it.
And it it's definitely good.
So that was definitely one of my one of my fun moment.
So, yeah, you know, no more, undertaker.
Looks like I'm gonna have to go back and watch every single one of his matches.
If you haven't, though, I highly recommend checking out cross body of work.
They've actually covered the undertakers career in three different episodes.
It's a great podcast.
Hosted, obviously by Evan Go.
Abs and Javi or Melo are to, ah, two of our wrestling writers.
And and obviously, Evan is our editor over at the f B C wrestling page.
So I highly recommend checking it out.
They did this a a few weeks ago.
So all three episodes are out on iTunes on Spotify, all those great places and of course, the full press cover Jap.
They're currently working through Shawn Michaels a three parter.
So try in Michael's hands out there.
Check that out, for sure.
But we have to say goodbye today, Mike.
It's Ah, it's been a good hour.
We talked a little undertaker, little dark things, but good dark things.
Yeah, undertakings, Good man.
And then baseball.
Yes, I think you know, I think that's Ah, that's that's really if you want to talk about alliteration, maybe killer bees Badass Batman in these ball.
I think it could be a good title when you when you upload the podcast also want to give a low, don't you? Don't tell me how to do my job, Michael.
Right? That Yeah, I'm overstepping.
Yeah, you're overstepping about.
It's absolutely I'm a habitual line stuff.
That's it. That's exactly what I am.
But not in any case.
Folks up Honorable mention If you're an undertaker fan and you want to go back and look, if you have WWD network or I think you can find it on YouTube.
WrestleMania 24 His match with ej Ah, one of my favorites of all time.
Ah, little bit more of the modern day undertaker.
But this was a guy at his peak and edge was at his physical peak as well.
These two guys put on a great show.
Definitely check that out of here If you're a fan.
Yeah, I like I said I might have to find some time here in the near future to, ah to go through all those.
So, folks, we got to say goodbye.
I got I got I got a, you know, put a little up beaten up, beaten us to it But folks give us a follow on to air at FBC Radio Live at full press radio at I g l e and 31 at MD A B a T e f e c folks, we'll see you tomorrow.