All posts by Kieran Shiach

Writer and host of Journey Into Misery. Follow @KingImpulse for terrible self-deprecating jokes and strong opinions about pop music.

Episode 25: Box Brown

It’s the last episode before “The Grandaddy of Them All” WrestleMania, and what better time than now to talk to the creator of Andre The Giant: Life and Legend, Box Brown?

In this week’s show we dig into Andre’s legacy, the level of research that’s necessary for good biography, and of course the upcoming Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale (as well as our picks for all of the WrestleMania matches)

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Episode 24: Brandon Stroud

I’m over the moon to be joined this week by Brandon Stroud, of Best and Worst fame, who despite a crippling respiratory infection toughed it out to record two hours of quality wrestling chat.

This episode covers everything from using wrestling to cope with depression, to how growing up a wrestling fan was an asset during high school (eventually), to Inspire Pro Wrestling, and Brandon’s film Meet Me There starring the one and only Goldust!

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Episode 23: Tom Holzerman

Tom Holzerman, all around ace dude and big cheese over at The Wrestling Blog to talk about all sorts of wrestling goodness, including my firmly held belief that WrestleMania 2 – 8 exist solely to tell one epic story with Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth.

We also get into the current controversy surrounding Mike Bennett and Beyond Wrestling, and surprise surprise, we jump at the opportunity to talk as much as possible about Chikara

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Episode 22: Bryan Barrera

Referring to WCW Worldwide as a “fansite” almost seems too small, it’s an indispensable archive of some of the greatest, funniest, weirdest, and perhaps best off forgotten WCW matches, magazines and memorablia. Behind it all is one Mr. Bryan Barrera who took the time to chat to me about the one time greatest force in all of professional wrestling, and what it was like to be literally the only person who watched The Fingerpoke of Doom live as it happened.

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Episode 21: Kurtis Dros

While many of you may know him better as Kayfabe, Kurtis Dros is the man behind the curtain at Drop Toehold, one of my favourite wrestling websites on the internet.

He joins me this week to talk about growing up during The Attitude Era not being a fan of wrestling, and what it was that swung him towards the light, as well as continuing success of New Japan, the ethical and financial cost of torrenting independent wrestling, and much more.

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Episode 20: Kevin Mahon

Kevin-MahonTwenty episodes! What a rush, as the Road Warriors would say. Thanks to everyone that’s joined me on this so far, both guests and listeners, and let’s crack on with another great episode.

This week I’m joined by one third of The Attitude Era Podcast, Mr. Kevin Mahon to talk all about growing up as a kid during the Era, what it’s like looking back it at it now, what are some of the forgotten gems and who are we maybe a bit too unnecessarily nostalgic over.

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Episode 19: Heinekenrana

HeinekenranaIn perhaps the most informal and loose Have A Nice Day yet, I’m joined by one-half of Drop Toehold, and good friend, Heinekenrana who stops by for a chat that goes from the importance of wrestling that you can show to your children, to the darker side of wrestling fandom (AKA “The Shield” tag on Tumblr).

Listen in just to hear me get about as excitable as I ever get when we start to talk about the imminent debut of TNA’s Willow.

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