We’re back from our hiatus a week early to bring you this extra special chat with Justin Nottke (AKA “The Handlebar Haberdasher” Marion Fontaine) ahead of the next big Olde Wrestling show on August 1st.
In this episode we get into the genesis and future of Olde Wrestling as a promotion, Justin’s history as a backyard wrestling kid and I have the utmost pleasure to introduce Justin to the wonder that is WCW’s Arachnaman.
Continue reading Episode 38: Justin Nottke
I’m joined this week by new friend and awesome writer dude Andrew Johnson to talk about the importance of VHS cover art and the impact it can have on a child’s brain, and the crushing guilt that came from a private chat with one of his (and my) personal heroes
This episode also contains one of the scummiest stories about an ECW original, and make sure you listen to the end, because… I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news.
Continue reading Episode 37: Andrew Johnson
This week we’re welcoming back Meg Lovell back to the show to talk all about her awesome wrestling webcomic, Tagged! It’s a shorter episode than usual because of Circumstances, and I apologise for that but it just means we get to focus solely on Meg’s awesome work, her process and the future of the story. Also, we mourn over the loss of 3MB. Gone too soon, but still in our hearts. Continue reading Episode 36: Tagged!
It’s a great show this week, as I delve into one of professional wrestling’s most overlooked and underappreciated aspects, photography, with indie wrestling shutterbug Zia Hilty!
Over the course of the episode we chat about the New Generation of WWE, the best and worst of WCW, Marty Jannetty’s hair, Rick Rude punching a bear and what it’s like to be on the receiving end of Tursas’ rage!
Continue reading Episode 35: Zia Hilty
We’re settling back into our regular, tried and true format this week, as I’m joined by the artist of Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective, Kevin Warren!
This one’s a long time coming, because after thirty-four weeks of podcasting, we finally get around to talking about e-feds! Plus, we get into the appeal of “cool-guy-heels”, the Monday Night Wars, and Kevin’s reactions to his first CHIKARA ever show.
Continue reading Episode 34: Kevin Warren
The internet’s NXT expert Brandon Stroud joins me again this week to talk all about WWE’s so-called minor leagues ahead of this week’s two-hour special, NXT Takeover.
Over the course of the episode, Brandon recounts the lost greatness that was NXT Redemption, we chat about how Triple H is the world’s biggest smark and I stumble upon the real reason why most NXT wrestlers seem to falter when called up to the big leagues.
Continue reading Episode 33: NXT Takeover
With CHIKARA’s You Only Live Twice only days away, I was lucky enough to chat with “The Master of 1000 Holds” himself, Mike Quackenbush ahead of CHIKARA’s big comeback on May 25th. Over the course of the episode, we get into his commitment to storytelling, the relationship between CHIKARA and its fans, the necessity of accessibility and availability of wrestling content and… Scott Steiner?! Continue reading Episode 32: Mike Quackenbush
You Only Live Twice is only two weeks away, so I sat back down with previous guest Leonard F. Chikarason for an in-depth chat about his own thoughts and feeling on CHIKARA’s shut-down and ressurection, as well as the future of the promotion.
We also talked a bunch about comic books, so keep listening through the end music for another twenty minutes of chat from myself and Mr. Chikarason.
Continue reading Episode 31: Leonard F. Chikarason II
It’s week two of CHIKARA month at Have A Nice Day, and this week I’m joined by Babs of the CHIKARA in 15 Minutes or Less podcast.
We get into the pitfalls of being a female wrestling fan in the early nineties, and bond over a mutual love of John Morrison. It’s mostly CHIKARA though, as we go over Babs’ history with the company, the inspiration for her podcast, and look forward to You Only Live Twice and beyond.
Continue reading Episode 30: Babs
We’re breaking from format somewhat this week, and myself, Heinekenrana and Danielle Matheson sit down to talk about all things CHIKARA. We got a good bunch of listener questions, and while we don’t cover everything, there’s a lot here to get you ready for May 25th.
One word of warning, well two, this episode isn’t exactly as family friendly as CHIKARA is, so please be aware of that. Also, it gets kinda heavy when we start talking about the tragic loss of Larry Sweeney.
Continue reading Episode 29: CHIKARAPALOOZA