This is a bit of a different one than usual, but it’s almost definitely the most fun I’ve had recording an episode, and I hope everyone else finds it as fun to listen to as we chat about independent wrestling, WrestleMania III and TNA.
This week I’m joined by the host of the host of Straight Shoot, Aubrey Sitterson to talk about growing up in the battleground between WWF and WCW, the mysticism behind Bret “The Hitman” Hart and the appeal of big fat dudes who do moonsaults.
We also delve into wrestling video games, The Ultimate Warrior and Master P and The No-Limit Soldiers, and have it out over his aversion to Chikara.
This week I’m joined by the artistic sensation that is Meghan Lovell, who you may know as sailorswayze. We talk about her recent and all-consuming love of pro-wrestling, the kid in her school who loved John Cena a bit too much and how she came to be tight with Big E.
It’s also fun because you get to hear me sound like the oldest, whitest dude as I try and “get down with the kids” and talk about shipping. I’m only 23!
Author and expert in super-villainy, Matt Wilson joins me this week to talk about his time growing up in *woo* Flair Country, his brother’s unique method of booking shows with action figures and the importance of production values in professional wrestling.
And of course, a good portion of the show is spent talking about the link between “heels” and supervillains” and who is the best bad guy at the moment?
Spoiler alert: It’s Bo.
Wil is a huge wrestling fan, and an action movie guru, so you can bet we talk at length about They Live, No Holds Barred, the continued success of The Rock and what the future holds for Batista. Also, why the Brodus Clay film is the best WWE Studios production you haven’t seen.
We go into his past attending CWA shows from as young as seven months old, how an old school Jerry Lawler fan reconciles that with who The King is now and which wrestling moves are most and least fun to draw.
Also Chikara, because you guys like it when we talk about Chikara, right?
What better way to celebrate ten episodes of Have A Nice Day, than with an extra-special, deluxe episode with my first guest who is actually in the wrestling industry, commentator extraordinaire, Leonard F. Chikarason?!
In this two-hour(!) chat, we go all over the place, from his teenaged run-ins with the ECW crew, to his current role as commentator for the remaining Wrestlings Is and Absolute Intense Wrestling.
He also settles the very first Have A Nice Day feud, as Leonard addresses Chris Sims’ claims that indie commentators are too cool to call an Ace Crusher a Diamond Cutter. There’s also a lot of talk about comic books, even more than I anticipated. Enjoy the show!