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!
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
- 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.