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#21 Posted on 28.10.05 2052.23
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Well, Oleg is an actor. Officially, he is a member of SAG. He's been in The 25th Hour as one of the Russian dudes. He was also in season 2 of The Wire. Not big roles at all. But you gotta wonder. Do a google search on him and you'll find his 8x10 photo for acting. Color me unimpressed.
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#22 Posted on 28.10.05 2203.38
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I still think it's an interesting story. It's still a Jarrett delivering a big FU to TNA.
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#23 Posted on 28.10.05 2219.25
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that guy actually used to compete in UFC, I remember him getting his ass handed to him by Dan Severen. I was actually shocked when I saw him in movies because I recognized him from before....not sure if he would be any good as a wrestler, but he is 6' 6...so he is halfway in the door with Vince already
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#24 Posted on 28.10.05 2256.29
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    Originally posted by fmill
    that guy actually used to compete in UFC, I remember him getting his ass handed to him by Dan Severen. I was actually shocked when I saw him in movies because I recognized him from before....not sure if he would be any good as a wrestler, but he is 6' 6...so he is halfway in the door with Vince already
That's Oleg Taktarov, not Oleg Prudius.
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#25 Posted on 29.10.05 0026.17
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if he was also in that Ed Burns movie with De Niro (15 minutes?) I am pretty sure it's the same guy...maybe just using a stage name, I remember him being credited there with Taktarov

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#26 Posted on 29.10.05 0110.46
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    Originally posted by fmill
    if he was also in that Ed Burns movie with De Niro (15 minutes?) I am pretty sure it's the same guy...maybe just using a stage name, I remember him being credited there with Taktarov

    (edited by fmill on 29.10.05 0629)


It's not. You're confusing the two because both have pursued acting careers.

IMDB Entries:
Oleg Aleksandrovich Prudius - fairly limited, no mention of his appearance on "The Wire," though that could be because of the role being so small.
Oleg Taktarov - includes a credit for his appearance in "15 Minutes."
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#27 Posted on 29.10.05 0131.13
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http://www.carrycompany.com/images/Talent/8x10/prudius.jpg

Pretty impressive looking fellow.
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#28 Posted on 29.10.05 0148.46
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    Originally posted by too-old-now
      Originally posted by MDK
      I thought the Jarrett's did not have a good relationship with WWE, after Jeff apparently 'held the WWE to ransom' over the IC Title when his contract run out.



    From everything I read, and remember from the time it went down, was that this was huge mistake on the part of WWE failing to re-work the tail end of Jarrett's contract which expired one day before the PPV.

    Jarret had no contractual obligation to work, and didn't have his agreement with WCW inked yet. Since his expiring contract permitted WWE to pay him 3 months later, he was looking to get paid a little more timely. Not the "holding up for ransom" it has been called.


What's more, Jarrett actually wrestled the aforementioned PPV after his contract expired and dropped the intercontinental title to Chyna. I would think this would have to have created some goodwill towards Jarrett - after all, he could have shown up on WCW tv with the intercontinental title and thrown it in the trash if he wanted - but he didn't.
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#29 Posted on 29.10.05 1333.33
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    Originally posted by StrawsManArgument
    From everything I read, and remember from the time it went down, was that this was huge mistake on the part of WWE failing to re-work the tail end of Jarrett's contract which expired one day before the PPV.

    Jarret had no contractual obligation to work, and didn't have his agreement with WCW inked yet. Since his expiring contract permitted WWE to pay him 3 months later, he was looking to get paid a little more timely. Not the "holding up for ransom" it has been called.


It was indeed a WWE oversight that Jeff's contract expired a day before the PPV where he was supposed to drop the title (not to mention a timely example of Vince McMahon putting Jim Ross in a position to take all the heat on a talent relations move while he got to play the hands off innocent). However, the "holding up for ransom" description of what happened comes from Jeff's, well, holding of them up for ransom. It was over money already owed to him, yes, but he did say 'pay me all my money up front or I won't go out and drop the title.'

IIRC, there's also some (perhaps justifiable) paranoia on WWE's part over Jarrett's departure about the nature of Vince Russo leaving that same month, and Russo delaying the IC title change from the September PPV to the October PPV, putting his broseph Jarrett in a much stronger position of negotiating strength than he would've been if he'd already dropped the belt at Unforgiven.

It's true that Jeff was doing them a favor by working an extra date that he wasn't obligated for -- and I'm not sure whether he, knowing he had all the leverage in the situation, asked for more to sweeten the deal -- but suffice to say that for a company of control freaks, demanding to be paid up front the money you're owed is seen as mutinous behavior, because, you know, nobody tells them what to do or when to pay their talent or puts them in a situation where they don't dictate what's going on. Mutinous enough to where you'd be not only blackballed from the promotion after they got a monopoly on the wrestling business, but see that blackballing publicly announced on live TV by Vince McMahon on the final Nitro. GOONNEE.

(edited by JustinShapiro on 29.10.05 1441)
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