TSC News #4 Wrestling vs. MMA Edition: Paul Lazenby Interview, Kurt Angle vs. Daniel Puder

TSC News explores the crossover between pro wrestling and mixed martial arts and chats with athlete turned actor Paul Lazenby!

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Fred Richani hosts TSC News Episode 4 on MNN 2 (Manhattan Neighborhood Network), featuring a special look at pro wrestlers turned MMA fighters, MMA fighters turned pro wrestlers, and how successful these men were inside the cage. We also have an in-depth interview with actor/author Paul Lazenby, who discusses his recent Supergirl appearance, going from wrestling to MMA to acting to becoming Stone Cold Steve Austin’s personal stunt double, and much more!

Click here to watch Part Two of our Paul Lazenby interview in TSC News Episode 5.

Plus: A look back at CM Punk’s UFC debut, Scott Anderson’s random facts about wrestlers turned fighters and vice versa, as well as a special throwback interview clip involving a man who nearly broke WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle’s arm — former Strikeforce star and Tough Enough winner Daniel Puder! This is one episode combat sports fans don’t want to miss!

TSC News Episode 4: Wrestling Meets MMA, Paul Lazenby, Kurt Angle vs. Daniel Puder

Paul Lazenby Interview Time Codes:
  • 01:55 Paul Lazenby interview intro
  • 02:20 How many job titles does Paul Lazenby have?
  • 02:47 Supergirl appearance
  • 03:38 Prosthetics work
  • 04:40 Breaking into professional wrestling and mixed martial arts
  • 06:45 MMA fighting for Pancrase in Japan
  • 08:24 Transitioning to acting, stunt work
  • 11:00 Becoming a full-time stuntman, actor
  • 21:25 Dealing with Hollywood’s politics in comparison to combat sports
  • 22:49 Worst injury Paul had on set?
  • 24:25 Becoming “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s personal stuntman in movies
  • 26:20 Coolest thing about Steve Austin

Other Time Codes:

  • 14:30 CM Punk UFC 213 post-fight interview
  • 17:14 Daniel Puder discusses nearly breaking WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle’s arm

This episode originally aired April 13, 2017. TSC News airs on MNN 2 in NY/NJ every Thursday, 9:30am/ET on FiOS: 34, RCN: 83, Spectrum: 56 & 1996, and streams live for all viewers on MNN.org and the Livestream app! All TSC News episodes are also available on demand Fridays on YouTube.com/TheSportsCourier.

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