Myself and Sherlock Homeboy bring you that all-important dose of Monday morning merriment to kick the holiday season off right. Much chatter about Black Friday in England and the U.S., why I feel bad for British folk this time of year, a disappointing lack of funny Black Friday incidents, and more.
Plus, since we’re trying to sound like we know what we’re talking about, we look at the recently departed Paul Walker‘s career and realize we have no idea what we’re talking about.
We also entertain the idea of Chikara‘s latest scavenger hunt, titles maybe being unified in WWE, the return of the Turkey Bowl to TNA, why TNA had the best Impact all year (as if you needed more than dancing turkeys), and other stuff I probably forgot.
It’s a rip-roarin’ good time to start your Monday morning, so tune in, have a laugh, and tell your friends!
I watch a lot of pro wrestling. Some might say I watch an unhealthy amount of pro wrestling. Those people are probably right. But there are few wrestling promotions that make this fanatic stop and appreciate the color and finesse upon which wrestling is built. Marion Fontaine’s Olde Wrestling is such a promotion.
If you had the pleasure of attending Fontaine’s “Extravaganza of Wrestling Exhibitions,” you had the pleasure of stepping into part wrestling show and part historical reenactment, and your imagination was hoisted back to the roaring 1920s. The place was alive with a ringmaster, a newspaper boy, and even a ragtime band that played these mastodons of masculinity to the squared circle.
Mustachioed marvel Marion Fontaine spoke with me about his throwback promotion, the spark behind the idea, enticing a ragtime band to work with a wrestling show, his fascination with old-timiness, and telegraphs. Because you can’t have the 1920s without telegraphs.
If, like me, you weren’t among the fortunate few to attend this grand time-shift of a spectacle, you’re in luck. Olde Wrestling’s “Extravaganza of Wrestling Exhibitions” is set for DVD release next week, and you can pre-order right now. Just head to OldeWrestling.com/Movie and grab this amazing artifact. There’s a limited quantity, so act fast or lose out on this incredible opportunity.
Then we turn our divided attention to a lackluster Survivor Series, highlighted by its exciting opening match before cascading down into a valley of boringness. Roman Reigns and his bad-assery got the spotlight on this night. Does this mean the Shield falls apart soon? Plus, is a title unification bout in WWE’s plans? Oh, and Ryback loses, again.
It’s all here for your listening pleasure, so tune in!
With Absolute Intense Wrestling gaining such a measure of momentum in 2013, we couldn’t think of a more fitting way to ring in the Thanksgiving holiday than with a brand new concept for AIW’s podcasts. Myself, AIW color commentator Paul Rodgers, and a special guest form a panel tasked with breaking down everything in the AIW Universe.
For our first episode, we had to bring in Mr. Podcast Journalism himself, Agent Aaron Bauer. After “Double Dare” earlier this month, we have a new Absolute Champion. Plus, the Double Dare Tag Team Tournament put tag wrestling to the test, but only one team emerged victorious and equipped to challenge The Batiri on Nov. 29 at “Hell on Earth 9.”
Plus, Kevin Steen brings his brash and violent ways to AIW, and Cleveland‘s own Johnny Gargano looks to meet Steen head-on. And, of course, a huge eight-man tag has control of AIW hanging in the balance as #Nixon does battle with Chest Flexor, Euthanazia, and a mystery partner. Things are bound to get chaotic.
Remember, tickets to “Hell on Earth 9″ are available right now at Shop.AIWrestling.com. If you’re in the Cleveland area on Black Friday, watching live wrestling is so much cooler than waiting in lines for a gift you’ll probably never play with.
Let AIW management know what you think of the show. Send them some love on @AIWrestling, or on Tumblr here.
Space, time, and nerds everywhere are set to converge on their television sets for an extraordinary event tomorrow, as “The Day of the Doctor” will be upon us.
The first in our series of podcasts that have nothing to do with wrestling and everything to do with fun, myself and Phil Stamper dive into all things Doctor Who. Phil has a scoop, sort of, about tomorrow’s big story, and we talk a bit about this important Doctor Who short.
Plus, why is Doctor Who so awesome? How does Phil think SyFy handled Doctor Who when they had the rights? What were Matt Smith‘s handicaps as The Doctor, and how will Peter Capaldi overcome them?
We had a good time chatting a great TV show. Check it out. And be sure to check out Phil’s Twitter page, @PSPhenom.
In 2002 Shawn Michaels returned to the squared circle. Was he as good as before? You’re damn right he was! Could he become champion of the world once again? In one of the most emotional matches I have ever watched, Shawn Michaels proved all of the doubters wrong once again. One of the times a tear dropped from my eye while watching wrestling.
In 2003, TNA Wrestling was hell bent on continuing the then recently defunct WCW‘s tradition of nonsensical authority storylines and War Games. On this special pay-per-view event, TNA also hosted what would become a tradition in the company: The Super X Cup tournament, matching up talented performers from all over the world.
This time on Throwback Vibes, we look at this card with the benefit of hindsight. Where would the X-division be today without the X Cup? Would the X-Division have kept the company afloat if TNA had emphasized it for a longer time? Why is Terry Taylor the MVP of this show? Does Teddy Hart need his cats to be crazy? All of these answers and so much more on this month’s exciting Throwback Vibes!
If ever one entrance has defined an era, a generation, then the Undertaker’s debut in 1990 was that moment. Little did we know this man would become one of the greatest of all time and give us so much pleasure over the years. Fast forward one more year and he’s ready to kill Holkamania and become the then WWF Champion.
If Raw was the flagship show, Smackdown sure had the talent in 2003. This match showcases that talent, with Kurt Angle captaining one team and Brock lesnar on the other. It’s a who’s who of past and present superstars.