Man, what a week it’s been in wrestling, eh?! After everything that’s gone down, I needed someone who thinks about wrestling more intelligently than I do to bounce off of, so it was a delight to be joined by my friend, Taylor Meyers, who was in New Orleans this weekend, to help me through this strange week.
(Quick note: This episode was recorded before The Ultimate Warrior’s passing, so don’t expect it to come up, sorry.)
Continue reading Episode 26: Taylor Meyers
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)
Continue reading Episode 25: Box Brown
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!
Continue reading Episode 24: Brandon Stroud
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
Continue reading Episode 23: Tom Holzerman
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.
Continue reading Episode 22: Bryan Barrera
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.
Continue reading Episode 21: Kurtis Dros
Twenty 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.
Continue reading Episode 20: Kevin Mahon