Art Vandelay's Pro Wrestling Ground Broken skull sessions with Taker

18 days ago
10/8/07
Posts: 13010

Must watch if you're a fan of the business and of Undertaker and Austin. They start out talking about how Mark got in the business, how Ole Anderson said nobody would ever pay to watch Mark wrestle. Then they get into how he got into the WWE and go through stuff like the American badass and the streak, and even about his recent match with Goldberg.

Runs about two hours and it's definitely worth watching 

18 days ago
7/10/17
Posts: 166

I enjoyed that very much.  Second the watch recommendation I was able to catch it after survivor series 

17 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 22417
I've been meaning to watch this - thanks for reminding me.

And I know it'll never happen, but I'd fanboy like crazy if we got one last appearance of the American Badass.
17 days ago
11/11/11
Posts: 23655

Great watch.

 

Austin is fascinating to watch. He's an intense listener. You can see him living and visualizing everything mark says. He just looks highly tuned in to everything he is hearing. Ive noticed that in a lot of his interviews.Lot of interesting quirks he has that I think contribute to why he was a once in a lifetime character.

 

Also its always fascinating the subtleties of 'respect' the guys have to show when discussing certain matters in the business or making references to other legends in the business. Like when taker used the word jabroni in a sentence when discuss dusty and others. Wrestlers always have to add qualifiers when speaking, and then in subtle fashion put over the historical figure they are discussing.

 

Mark is a very chill dude. If I didnt know who he was I would think hes some boring loser. Fascinating listen.

17 days ago
2/29/16
Posts: 6313

His regular voice was creepy. 

17 days ago
11/11/11
Posts: 23656
Mandible_Claw -

His regular voice was creepy. 

Yeah it was totally jarring cause of how normal and boring it was

17 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 22419
Apparently, Austin wants CM Punk on the show.

But also apparently, nobody has reached out to Punk about it, yet.
17 days ago
12/6/10
Posts: 8339

I like the story about how he was afraid that they would put him inside that Survivor Series egg and Vince calling him to pitch the Undertaker gimmick

17 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 8779

was awesome.  MUST watch.  So much gold in it.  

I cant believe they got that gimmick over for this long.  Its shocking really.  

17 days ago
11/11/11
Posts: 23657

If it weren't for the fact I knew he was the under taker and his arms are covered in tats, I would think Mark calloway lived on Hank hill's street

17 days ago
8/19/03
Posts: 28078
Wiggy - I've been meaning to watch this - thanks for reminding me.

And I know it'll never happen, but I'd fanboy like crazy if we got one last appearance of the American Badass.

I always thought the American Badass UT version was very underrated work.   It came at a time when a character reimagining was in order and gave him some range.

17 days ago
8/19/03
Posts: 28079
TheBearStare -

Great watch.

 

Austin is fascinating to watch. He's an intense listener. You can see him living and visualizing everything mark says. He just looks highly tuned in to everything he is hearing. Ive noticed that in a lot of his interviews.Lot of interesting quirks he has that I think contribute to why he was a once in a lifetime character.

 

Also its always fascinating the subtleties of 'respect' the guys have to show when discussing certain matters in the business or making references to other legends in the business. Like when taker used the word jabroni in a sentence when discuss dusty and others. Wrestlers always have to add qualifiers when speaking, and then in subtle fashion put over the historical figure they are discussing.

 

Mark is a very chill dude. If I didnt know who he was I would think hes some boring loser. Fascinating listen.

I think there's only two people in the history of the business that I've never heard get shit talked by anyone- John Cena and the Undertaker.

 

I feel like Taker is severely under credited when the business is talked about and he was always highly regarded in the ring and backstage.

17 days ago
11/11/11
Posts: 23658
WaltJ -
TheBearStare -

Great watch.

 

Austin is fascinating to watch. He's an intense listener. You can see him living and visualizing everything mark says. He just looks highly tuned in to everything he is hearing. Ive noticed that in a lot of his interviews.Lot of interesting quirks he has that I think contribute to why he was a once in a lifetime character.

 

Also its always fascinating the subtleties of 'respect' the guys have to show when discussing certain matters in the business or making references to other legends in the business. Like when taker used the word jabroni in a sentence when discuss dusty and others. Wrestlers always have to add qualifiers when speaking, and then in subtle fashion put over the historical figure they are discussing.

 

Mark is a very chill dude. If I didnt know who he was I would think hes some boring loser. Fascinating listen.

I think there's only two people in the history of the business that I've never heard get shit talked by anyone- John Cena and the Undertaker.

 

I feel like Taker is severely under credited when the business is talked about and he was always highly regarded in the ring and backstage.

Foley, Owen Hart as well

 

Benoit was on that list up until the murders

17 days ago
2/29/16
Posts: 6314
TheBearStare -
WaltJ -
TheBearStare -

Great watch.

 

Austin is fascinating to watch. He's an intense listener. You can see him living and visualizing everything mark says. He just looks highly tuned in to everything he is hearing. Ive noticed that in a lot of his interviews.Lot of interesting quirks he has that I think contribute to why he was a once in a lifetime character.

 

Also its always fascinating the subtleties of 'respect' the guys have to show when discussing certain matters in the business or making references to other legends in the business. Like when taker used the word jabroni in a sentence when discuss dusty and others. Wrestlers always have to add qualifiers when speaking, and then in subtle fashion put over the historical figure they are discussing.

 

Mark is a very chill dude. If I didnt know who he was I would think hes some boring loser. Fascinating listen.

I think there's only two people in the history of the business that I've never heard get shit talked by anyone- John Cena and the Undertaker.

 

I feel like Taker is severely under credited when the business is talked about and he was always highly regarded in the ring and backstage.

Foley, Owen Hart as well

 

Benoit was on that list up until the murders

Didnt Flair bury Foley in his book? Referring to him as a glorified stuntman if I recall.

 

And Austin was mad at Owen after the piledriver because they had discussed not doing the spot prior and Owen not apologizing.

 

Other than that though.

17 days ago
3/28/10
Posts: 11537

Watching now. It’s great. 

17 days ago
2/29/16
Posts: 6315
TheBearStare -
Mandible_Claw -

His regular voice was creepy. 

Yeah it was totally jarring cause of how normal and boring it was

Almost sounds like an elderly man.

17 days ago
11/11/11
Posts: 23659
Mandible_Claw -
TheBearStare -
WaltJ -
TheBearStare -

Great watch.

 

Austin is fascinating to watch. He's an intense listener. You can see him living and visualizing everything mark says. He just looks highly tuned in to everything he is hearing. Ive noticed that in a lot of his interviews.Lot of interesting quirks he has that I think contribute to why he was a once in a lifetime character.

 

Also its always fascinating the subtleties of 'respect' the guys have to show when discussing certain matters in the business or making references to other legends in the business. Like when taker used the word jabroni in a sentence when discuss dusty and others. Wrestlers always have to add qualifiers when speaking, and then in subtle fashion put over the historical figure they are discussing.

 

Mark is a very chill dude. If I didnt know who he was I would think hes some boring loser. Fascinating listen.

I think there's only two people in the history of the business that I've never heard get shit talked by anyone- John Cena and the Undertaker.

 

I feel like Taker is severely under credited when the business is talked about and he was always highly regarded in the ring and backstage.

Foley, Owen Hart as well

 

Benoit was on that list up until the murders

Didnt Flair bury Foley in his book? Referring to him as a glorified stuntman if I recall.

 

And Austin was mad at Owen after the piledriver because they had discussed not doing the spot prior and Owen not apologizing.

 

Other than that though.

Yeah thats all professional stuff though, other than Owen not apologizing.

17 days ago
2/29/16
Posts: 6319
TheBearStare -
Mandible_Claw -
TheBearStare -
WaltJ -
TheBearStare -

Great watch.

 

Austin is fascinating to watch. He's an intense listener. You can see him living and visualizing everything mark says. He just looks highly tuned in to everything he is hearing. Ive noticed that in a lot of his interviews.Lot of interesting quirks he has that I think contribute to why he was a once in a lifetime character.

 

Also its always fascinating the subtleties of 'respect' the guys have to show when discussing certain matters in the business or making references to other legends in the business. Like when taker used the word jabroni in a sentence when discuss dusty and others. Wrestlers always have to add qualifiers when speaking, and then in subtle fashion put over the historical figure they are discussing.

 

Mark is a very chill dude. If I didnt know who he was I would think hes some boring loser. Fascinating listen.

I think there's only two people in the history of the business that I've never heard get shit talked by anyone- John Cena and the Undertaker.

 

I feel like Taker is severely under credited when the business is talked about and he was always highly regarded in the ring and backstage.

Foley, Owen Hart as well

 

Benoit was on that list up until the murders

Didnt Flair bury Foley in his book? Referring to him as a glorified stuntman if I recall.

 

And Austin was mad at Owen after the piledriver because they had discussed not doing the spot prior and Owen not apologizing.

 

Other than that though.

Yeah thats all professional stuff though, other than Owen not apologizing.

Very true.

16 days ago
10/11/18
Posts: 1426
"how Ole Anderson said nobody would ever pay to watch Mark wrestle."

And people wonder why WCW died nearly 20 years ago. Mark/Taker sure proved Ole wrong.
16 days ago
1/8/04
Posts: 13676
Link?
16 days ago
11/11/11
Posts: 23668

 

16 days ago
11/11/11
Posts: 23669
Siciliano di Brooklyn - Link?

Wwe network

15 days ago
2/4/06
Posts: 22400

I had heard he was concussed in the Brock match, but damn at not knowing where you're at hours later.

15 days ago
10/8/07
Posts: 13032
Siciliano di Brooklyn - Link?

http://watchwrestling.in/watch-wwe-steve-austin-broken-skull-session-season-1-episode-1-undertaker/

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