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.
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.
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.
In 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.
In a blatant effort to draw in new listeners, I’ve uploaded the opening three minute from this week’s episode, which is Chris Sims’ full heel promo on myself, Meg Lovell, and a bunch of other previous guests. It’s a lot of fun, and possibly my favourite thing to come out of doing the show.[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/nicedaypodcast/Promo_FULL.mp3]
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Chris Sims has turned his back on the Have A Nice Day Universe! The world’s foremost Batmanologist returns to the show to enact his rematch clause on reigning champ, Meg Lovell and he’s got some choice words for myself, Meg and a few other previous guests.
Once that’s out of his system, we sit down to talk about his new book, Down Set Fight, the WWE Network, and we even answer some listener questions.
From his time in GEKIDO, right through to being accepted as part of The Colony and then seeing his home destroyed by Condor Security, as well as his involvement in Icarus’ revolution and the return of Chikara, no stone goes unturned in this interview!