The WWE and Vince McMahon can spin the story however they want. Most people can connect the dots between accusations of misappropriating company funds to cover up sexual misconduct and the founder and CEO’s sudden retirement.
In discussing the Radio Hall of Fame’s recent announcement that Chris Russo and Suzyn Waldman would be inducted this year, Evan Roberts mentioned Tuesday that Russo and his former partner Mike Francesa may be eligible to be inducted twice since they have not been inducted as a team. He compared it to Triple H being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and then being inducted again as a member of Degeneration X.
The WFAN afternoon host then joked that Triple H may induct himself a third time now that he is running the company and added “Vince is out!”.
“Listen, don’t use company money to pay off women you slept with. What do you want me to tell ya?” His partner Craig Carton replied. “Use your own money.”
Carton, who is not a wrestling fan, was taken aback when Roberts told him that Vince McMahon said the reason he retired is that he is 77 years old and needs to rest.
The public statement from McMahon is pretty transparent in the eyes of Carton and Roberts. Craig Carton said McMahon is playing dumb.
“Does he not read the newspapers? Cuz even I read it!”
Since announcing his retirement, Vince McMahon has been met with more well-wishes from the wrestling industry than outsiders may have expected given the accusations against him. Very few of those well-wishers have even acknowledged the accusations.
Triple H, who is McMahon’s son-in-law, and his wife Stephanie McMahon will run the WWE alongside Nick Kahn.
Carton was flippant about the end of Vince McMahon’s time in charge of the company.
“Well, it came to an end the only way you knew it was going to come to an end.”
Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance
“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.
On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.
Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.
“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”
She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.
“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’
“This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”
Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.
“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”
WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid
Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.
Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.
The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.
The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.
Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”
“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”
On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.
The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.
The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.
“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”
McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.
“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy