Smart Marks of Wrestling Podcast – Ep. 2 – Greg Valentine and The Genius

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On the second Smart Marks of Wrestling Podcast, we chat with Greg Valentine and The Genius about 350 Days the film and today’s wrestling landscape.

This week’s show starts with a look at the WWE news coming out of Raw and SmackDown as well as developments just over a week out of WrestleMania 35.

Here’s how the show minutes break down:

  • News: 0:00 – 43:08
  • Interview with Greg “the Hammer” Valentine – 43:09 – 1:11
  • Interview with “The Genius” Lanny Poffo – 1:11

We then move on to two special guest interviews. The first is with WWE Hall of Famer, Greg The Hammer Valentine. The second with the iconic The Genius, Lanny Poffo. Both were cast members of the 350 Days film and they spoke about their lives on the road back in the 80’s as professional wrestlers.

Poffo, (often in character), mentioned that it was easy to get caught up in throwing away money. He said the key was investing and not spending every penny the wrestlers had earned.

For Valentine, he talks about his days on the road with Roddy Piper and Ric Flair, the way wrestlers got paid, how much he traveled alone and how he was one of the lucky ones to keep his family together.

In what then became a must-listen segment, the interview touched on his take on the current wrestling product, women’s wrestling and we asked specifically his thoughts on the main event of this year’s WrestleMania. His answer was controversial to say the least.

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