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Title: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: JAxlMorrison on February 05, 2013, 03:11:59 AM
I listened to the F4W updates pretty regularly until I got rid of my subscription last month.

Right now it is all about the Colt Cabana Art Of Wrestling show, and the MLW Podcasts.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Epic Reine on February 05, 2013, 03:14:24 AM
I'll listen to Cabana's show once in awhile but I really gotta set aside time to listen to it. That's pretty much it.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: JAxlMorrison on February 05, 2013, 03:28:26 AM
I do alot of walking, so I always need something at the ready to entertain me, plus I can throw headphones on after 5 at work.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 05, 2013, 04:27:35 AM
Place to Be is pretty entertaining

http://placetobe.podbean.com/ (http://placetobe.podbean.com/)

They do year by year recaps of WWF/E PPVS, all of 96 and 97 are in the archives, among other things.  They also have Kevin Kelly on a lot talking about various stuff from his time in WWE, and have had a few other guests (a two part interview with Bruno "Harvey Whippleman" Lauer for example)

I listen to MLW, and Cabana depending on the guest.

DDP and RVD have shows on blogtalkradio

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rvdradio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rvdradio)

RVD's isn't wrestling focused, but he has various other wrestlers on talking on different topics.  He did a show with MVP, Booker T, Sandman and Chuck Zito talking about the American prison system that was pretty cool.

Haven't had the time to check out DDP's yet.  Looks like he's had a lot of good guests, but I'm not sure how wrestling heavy it is

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ddpradio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ddpradio)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: JAxlMorrison on February 05, 2013, 04:29:56 AM
Tremendous, thanks for the heads up on all of them.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: stevejrogers on February 05, 2013, 05:11:35 AM
http://jerryvonkramer.ipage.com/podcast/where-the-big-boys-play/ (http://jerryvonkramer.ipage.com/podcast/where-the-big-boys-play/)

Where The Big Boys Play are doing what The Place To Be does, but with the JCP/WCW PPV/supercard shows (though unlike TPTB which has a bunch of other things going on, usually weekly headlines shows, NFL talk, special interviews and movies and special event stuff outside their WWF/WWE PPV coverage, they are strictly focused on their topic).  They just did their Clash of The Champions 6 show, so they are right in the middle of 1989 Flair-Steamboat and Flair-Funk coverage.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: stevejrogers on February 05, 2013, 05:14:02 AM
http://whatamaneuver.onthestick.com/ (http://whatamaneuver.onthestick.com/)

What A Maneuver is just wrapping up a week-by-week look at 1996 in the Monday Night Wars (Raw, Nitro and PPVs).

I believe they are moving on proper to 1997 once they finish off 1996.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: stevejrogers on February 05, 2013, 05:18:07 AM
http://wrestlespective.com/ (http://wrestlespective.com/)

Fine podcast that looks at random (though they did series going straight through with Wrestlemanias, SummerSlams and Starrcades) PPV Main Events.  Mostly though, their early episodes are mostly them trying to find their focus, but the last few years they've hit a stride with looking at the Main Events of cards and now sprinkle in a random topic or two every now and then.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: cheex incarnate on February 05, 2013, 09:41:59 AM
Sorry no links, I'm on my phone, but Live Audio Wrestling and Afterbuzz TV Monday Night RAW are both pretty entertaining shows
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: oldskool on February 05, 2013, 10:22:32 AM
I pretty much gave up watching wrestling in favor of the Live Audio Wrestling podcasts. They review Raw & Impact each week, do a weekly old show on Wednesdays, and the radio show Sunday night goes up Monday morning with a good summary of the previous week (and GREAT reviews of WWE/TNA PPVs, very in-depth), a brief foray into the Dave Meltzer speculation station, along with the radio show staples. A few shows in you'll think Agnew is an asshole for shitting on callers & going on a tirade about it, and then about 20 shows later you realize the callers he's shitting on are complete garbage & that's why the same handful of callers seem to get in every week. They also occasionally get guest interviews. Title Bout Trivia usually entertains me as well.

This review not at all influenced by being one of the four second-place finishers in their Rumble pool & getting a DVD sent to me.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Monsoon Classic on February 05, 2013, 11:09:09 PM
http://placetobe.podbean.com/mf/web/byjcrd/PTBEpisode172.mp3 (http://placetobe.podbean.com/mf/web/byjcrd/PTBEpisode172.mp3)

http://placetobe.podbean.com/mf/web/sv9xku/PTBEpisode178.mp3 (http://placetobe.podbean.com/mf/web/sv9xku/PTBEpisode178.mp3)

(Just posting these links here so I can easily download them at work)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on February 05, 2013, 11:50:44 PM
The latest MLW gets really good when Konnan explains what "strawberry" and "peel my potatoes" meant, but it goes into overdrive when they spend a good amount of time discussing whether or not Kevin Nash is a piece of shit (spoiler: he is)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Monsoon Classic on February 05, 2013, 11:51:27 PM
I love Konnan's podcasts as much as I hated him in WCW.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on February 05, 2013, 11:52:59 PM
Hey, peel my potatoes, you strawberry.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Monsoon Classic on February 05, 2013, 11:59:47 PM
They don't grow potatoes in Tehran.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on February 06, 2013, 01:48:11 AM
I love Konnan's podcasts as much as I hated him in WCW.
Ditto. I could take or leave the other two hosts but I'm surprised how often I find myself agreeing with Konnan. He's incredibly insightful for a guy who constantly sounds like he was just woken up from a nap.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on February 06, 2013, 04:29:33 AM
Whenever Konnan says "Boom, Iranian tobacco" this is code for "Hey, I just hit the bong" so he's not napping!
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: JAxlMorrison on February 06, 2013, 05:33:59 AM
I love Konnan's podcasts as much as I hated him in WCW.

Same. His presence kept me from listening, but listening to the Booker's Roundtable with he, Gabe, and Court made me a fan of the show.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on February 06, 2013, 06:14:59 AM
I guess super stoned people sound a lot like people who just woke up from a nap.

And I like that Konnan manages to criticizes NASH in a rational way without sounding like a whiny old geezer like DOINK or Ricky Morton.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Monsoon Classic on February 06, 2013, 10:03:42 AM
http://wrestlespective.com/ (http://wrestlespective.com/)

Fine podcast that looks at random (though they did series going straight through with Wrestlemanias, SummerSlams and Starrcades) PPV Main Events.  Mostly though, their early episodes are mostly them trying to find their focus, but the last few years they've hit a stride with looking at the Main Events of cards and now sprinkle in a random topic or two every now and then.

I was actually on one of these podcasts. I did so well that I think he trashed the mp3 when he remodeled the site. It was about the mockumentary Kayfabe.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: stevejrogers on February 06, 2013, 12:27:36 PM
It's still on the feed

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Wrestlespective (http://feeds.feedburner.com/Wrestlespective)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Monsoon Classic on February 06, 2013, 12:42:47 PM
Ah, good eye.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Marie I on February 09, 2013, 02:52:39 AM
I could take or leave the other two hosts but I'm surprised how often I find myself agreeing with Konnan. He's incredibly insightful for a guy who constantly sounds like he was just woken up from a nap.

I like Court for the most part, but MSL is pretty unbearable at times. He's awful at segues. Admittedly, Konnan is bad at them too, interrupts a little too much, and repeats stories too often, but at least he's entertaining. MSL is also is a big mark for himself, for someone who has done nothing noteworthy in the "business". Dude has his own messageboard too, with like 5 members. It's hilarious.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on February 09, 2013, 03:05:36 AM
MSL sort of reminds me of that guy at TOTSM who bragged about how Honky Tonk Man slept on his couch.

I'm catching up on an older episode where it's just Court and MSL taping live at Downtown Disney and MSL just bragged about ruining the original XWF TV tapings and OWNING David Penzer then proceeded to brag about knowing executives at Disney. What a guy.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Monsoon Classic on February 09, 2013, 12:22:24 PM
He's also the king of street basketball.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: JAxlMorrison on February 11, 2013, 03:59:51 AM
I could take or leave the other two hosts but I'm surprised how often I find myself agreeing with Konnan. He's incredibly insightful for a guy who constantly sounds like he was just woken up from a nap.

I like Court for the most part, but MSL is pretty unbearable at times. He's awful at segues. Admittedly, Konnan is bad at them too, interrupts a little too much, and repeats stories too often, but at least he's entertaining. MSL is also is a big mark for himself, for someone who has done nothing noteworthy in the "business". Dude has his own messageboard too, with like 5 members. It's hilarious.

Yeah. What kind of asshole would belong to that....

.........

........
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Marie I on February 25, 2013, 12:15:31 AM
For the MLW listeners, what do you think of the new semi regular Alice? I liked her first guest appearance, but that was pretty much it. Good radio voice, but she's kind of annoying.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on March 25, 2013, 10:00:46 PM
I was going to post this in the X-Pac disaster thread but it felt wrong to post it there

Scott Hall did a 4+ hour talk with Wade Keller.  He says he's been sober for 60 days living in DDP's yoga commune, and he sounded really good.  Upbeat, positive, it's a really good listen.  Waltman calls in and hangs around for a lot of the talk, they take calls from listeners, answer e-mails, Hall has lots of good thoughts and ideas re: wrestling, it's p cool.  He really seems to be doing ok for now, and it's nice to hear compared to the horror stories of recent years about how fucked up he's been.  Hopefully he's turned a corner.

For the MLW listeners, what do you think of the new semi regular Alice? I liked her first guest appearance, but that was pretty much it. Good radio voice, but she's kind of annoying.

She's ok.  Chimed in and out on the Jericho ones.  Didn't add much, but didn't hurt them either
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: stevejrogers on April 11, 2013, 01:04:57 AM
BAH GAWD!  STONE COLD!  STONE COLD!  AUSTIN HAS A PODCAST!

http://www.podcastone.com/program?action=viewProgram&programID=436 (http://www.podcastone.com/program?action=viewProgram&programID=436)

Shawn Michaels in on the most recent show to talk wrestling and hunting.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Brodypedia on June 15, 2013, 01:10:59 PM
Dave gave a nice interview with Colt Cabana this week.  Learned quite a bit about Dave's wrestling history.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: stevejrogers on July 31, 2013, 10:48:57 AM
I know Scooter is not looked upon too fondly around these parts but he is due to be a guest on The Place To Be Podcast in the near future.

Speaking of early titans of the IWC, CRZ is also slated to be interviewed on that podcast as well.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 31, 2013, 02:49:46 PM
CRZ is also going to be running for mayor of Minneapolis - https://www.facebook.com/CRZforMayor

Fun fact - the current mayor is R.T. Rybak.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on August 22, 2013, 02:22:12 PM
Downloaded a few Steve Austin Show episodes.  5 minutes in and he's ranting about crack heads in Priuses cutting him off. 

I'm gonna like this.  He sounds so comfortable.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Dramatic Pizza on August 22, 2013, 02:35:00 PM
Downloaded a few Steve Austin Show episodes.  5 minutes in and he's ranting about crack heads in Priuses cutting him off. 

I'm gonna like this.  He sounds so comfortable.

Austin talking about a dream he had in which he goes down on a female sasquatch made me laugh so hard.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Marie I on August 22, 2013, 03:06:38 PM
Haha yeah, I'm listening to Austin's Samoe Joe episode right now. Surreal hearing Austin saying all of this shit. Going to add his show to the list of podcasts I listen to.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Joe on September 26, 2013, 03:34:32 PM
Since having this new job I've listen to a lot of MLW & Stone Cold's podcasts. The only thing it seems like MLW has went the way of subscription for the old shows.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: chuck on September 27, 2013, 08:51:49 PM
Just as a heads up, The Steve Austin show now has two feeds. ICatcher was only downloading the Thurs hardcore show for me. I had to subscribe to another feed to get the Tues "family-friendly" shows.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on September 28, 2013, 09:35:06 AM
Kane was on Ron Paul's youtube videocast

I'm curious about it, but you have to subscribe to Ron Paul's youtube channel to see it.  No thanks.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on February 05, 2014, 02:54:09 PM
Chris Jericho has a two part episode on his podcast with bps' 2nd favorite wrestler Chavo Guerrero Jr where Chavo talks publicly for the first time about the Chris Benoit double murder-suicide.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Wrestlecuck on February 05, 2014, 02:59:49 PM
Chris Jericho has a two part episode on his podcast with bps' 2nd favorite wrestler Chavo Guerrero Jr where Chavo talks publicly for the first time about the Chris Benoit triple murder.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: SBofn on February 06, 2014, 11:04:14 AM
Comic podcast Housetoastonish.com did a one-off episode of "Holds to Astonish," mostly about Chikara.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: stevejrogers on February 06, 2014, 03:02:01 PM
Kane was on Ron Paul's youtube videocast

I'm curious about it, but you have to subscribe to Ron Paul's youtube channel to see it.  No thanks.

Kane...I mean Glenn was on a Libertarian podcast a while back called Lions of Liberty.

http://lionsofliberty.com/podcast/ (http://lionsofliberty.com/podcast/)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: stevejrogers on February 06, 2014, 03:06:41 PM
Kevin Kelly has a podcast, and while he has had Adam Cole and A.J. Styles on his show, he talks about various other topics.

http://placetobenation.com/kevinkelly/ (http://placetobenation.com/kevinkelly/)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on February 06, 2014, 03:17:53 PM
I really only like Kevin Kelly as a podcast guest or when he's getting verbally humiliated by The Rock so I think I might enjoy that.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 07, 2014, 03:12:25 AM
I downloaded the MLW Radio app. Listening to the Bad Influence one.

Yeah, Konnan is a great host. I'm glad he's got this gig.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on February 07, 2014, 02:48:37 PM
Chris Jericho has a two part episode on his podcast with bps' 2nd favorite wrestler Chavo Guerrero Jr where Chavo talks publicly for the first time about the Chris Benoit double murder-suicide.

This is fascinating to listen to.  How Chavo didn't go off the deep end himself after all that I'll never know.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Max Power on February 07, 2014, 03:06:41 PM
I enjoy cheap heat on espn radio's podcast section. Typical smark/mark comments, but a pretty good selections of guests.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on February 07, 2014, 03:09:48 PM
Chris Jericho has a two part episode on his podcast with bps' 2nd favorite wrestler Chavo Guerrero Jr where Chavo talks publicly for the first time about the Chris Benoit double murder-suicide.

This is fascinating to listen to.  How Chavo didn't go off the deep end himself after all that I'll never know.
I think Chavo Guerrero Jr is one of the most fascinating figures in pro wrestling history, to be honest. He was a very good wrestler from '98 to '03 or so. Eventually gets saddled with an horribly offensive gimmick by WWE. Then has what essentially is his big brother and one of his best friends die within a year and half of each other. Gets saddled with embarrassing/boring gimmicks for the rest of his career that earn the IWC's scorn.

I never got why people here (by people, I mean bps) vehemently hated Chavo. I don't care how shitty the matches with Hornswoggle or how boring most of his '05 and later matches were, he deserves some modicum of respect for not going postal.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 07, 2014, 04:44:52 PM
Chavo was one of the best at making his opponents look good. I don't watch the shows anymore but do listen to Austin and Jericho's podcast's. The first dozen minutes or so of Jericho shows are skippable. It was very emotional listening to Chavo talk about losing Eddie and Benoit one after the other.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on February 08, 2014, 02:12:33 AM
I hate how many commercials are in Jericho's podcast. And it's not just Jericho reading off ads, it's actual commercials!

I don't mind Austin's as much because Austin reading the copy for a Cougar Dating site or consolidating student loans is hilarious.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: samoarowe on February 08, 2014, 03:17:14 AM
I'm constantly listening to the PWTorch Livecast and the PWTorch VIP audio shows.

Monday Livecast is Bruce Mitchell and Travis Bryant hosting. They have an okay chemistry, the only problem with this show is that whatever discussion they have is made obsolete by Raw afterwards, so it's something you'd have to listen to live.

Tuesday Livecast is Wade Keller and Jason Powell. This is the must-listen to show of the week, as they have good discussions and get to react to Raw.

Wednesday Livecast is Pat McNeil and special guests. These episodes are usually pretty awkward as McNeil isn't a great interviewer and often seems disinterested.

Thursday Livecast is James Caldwell and usually Greg Parks. They're likable personalities but their analysis tends to be fairly generic.

Friday Livecast is a Wade Keller interview. These are usually great.

Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 08, 2014, 05:51:22 AM
I hate how many commercials are in Jericho's podcast. And it's not just Jericho reading off ads, it's actual commercials!

I don't mind Austin's as much because Austin reading the copy for a Cougar Dating site or consolidating student loans is hilarious.

Both shows are pretty commercial heavy. I just can't stand the dozen minutes or so of Jericho banter at the start of the show when he's talking about tv shows he's watching and giving out just wrong information.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on February 08, 2014, 06:40:16 AM
Jericho's pretty bad at casual banter. He just can't get out of "rock frontman" or promo mode. I imagine he'd be mildly annoying to talk to if I were sober.

http://www.djcougar.com/podcasts/wrestling/RasslinMania7.mp3
I can't believe I haven't lamely thrown in a plug for the very, irregularly done podast I do with my friends. This is our last episode, the Best of 2013 show from early January. One before that was in like May or June. Yikes.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: The Dames on February 08, 2014, 07:14:21 PM
Jericho's "comedy" bit with Oates' Mustache a few weeks ago was some of the worst stuff I've ever heard.  If he didn't have some really interesting guests on after that, I probably would have deleted it from my feed.

With that being said, the interviews with Chavo, Edge & Austin were great.  The one with Bret was good, but the audio was pretty shitty.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on February 11, 2014, 07:10:57 AM
I just subscribed to the PBTN podcast. Why are all these things so damn long? They're all two and a half-three hours, which even if it's really, really good is too much of a slog. They have some interesting/unique ideas but cut that shit down...
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on February 11, 2014, 07:14:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBsLiJvt_rc
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: alkeiper on February 11, 2014, 01:05:10 PM
That plug had me cracking up when I heard the podcast. I'm glad it's been preserved.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 12, 2014, 04:54:17 AM
Kane was on Ron Paul's youtube videocast

I'm curious about it, but you have to subscribe to Ron Paul's youtube channel to see it.  No thanks.

Kane...I mean Glenn was on a Libertarian podcast a while back called Lions of Liberty.

http://lionsofliberty.com/podcast/ (http://lionsofliberty.com/podcast/)

I wanted to listen to this and the process of downloading it as an MP3 v streaming is totally convoluted and not user friendly, but I figured it out.  Interesting looking website though, a lot of those podcast topics interest me
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on February 13, 2014, 06:47:00 AM
Both shows are pretty commercial heavy. I just can't stand the dozen minutes or so of Jericho banter at the start of the show when he's talking about tv shows he's watching and giving out just wrong information.
Boy, would you hate The Tony Kornheiser Show...

The only wrestling-related podcasts I listen to on anything resembling a regular basis are Colt's and the WOW one from Ringbelles and, in both cases, only when the guest is someone I've heard of. I really enjoyed Colt's last two (after being really disappointed by the Ambrose one) with Sharpe and Quackenbush. But, I have to say... I respect and admire what Quack is doing with Chikara, but that shit sounds way too avant-garde for me. I can't imagine enjoying a promotion that was running shows like that.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Monsoon Classic on February 13, 2014, 09:02:49 AM
I love the Tony Kornheiser Show. Information for life.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on February 13, 2014, 09:07:52 AM
I tried listening to Austin's call in podcast but that first caller was like everything I hate about "smart" fans.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Marie I on February 13, 2014, 09:21:06 AM
I really enjoyed Colt's last two (after being really disappointed by the Ambrose one) with Sharpe and Quackenbush. But, I have to say... I respect and admire what Quack is doing with Chikara, but that shit sounds way too avant-garde for me. I can't imagine enjoying a promotion that was running shows like that.[/color]

It really isn't that avant-garde. You just can't go in there expecting 5 star "work rate" or traditional wrestling. I love Chikara but have been following it only casually for the past 6 or 7 years. You don't need to know every little detail or watch every show to get the gist of their storylines. Quack made every Chikara fan sound like a diehard interactive never miss a show type during that interview, but it's really easy to just watch here and there and enjoy it for what it is. It's just fun in my opinion.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on February 13, 2014, 10:26:56 AM
You don't consider the notion of secret shows and scavenger hunts and paid actors pretending to be security officers for a non-existent corporation, going to fans' houses, to be too high-concept for professional wrestling? That sounds like something Sascha Baron Cohen would do.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: alkeiper on February 13, 2014, 11:25:02 AM
I thought it all sounded ridiculous too.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Marie I on February 13, 2014, 11:37:30 AM
To me, that's all a minimal part of it.

They did all of that during the 8 or 9 months Chikara was "shut down" but a very small group of people actually followed any of that or knew it was even going on. You don't have to take part or follow all of that to enjoy or understand Chikara. That group of super hardcore dedicated Chikara fans does not represent the majority of fans who attend those shows. It's not what Quack would like people to believe, but I'd bet most people who follow Chikara to some degree don't dig too deep.




Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 13, 2014, 11:44:44 AM
I think the stuff Chikara has done, like the scavenger hunt and the fake closing, is fucking brilliant.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Marie I on February 13, 2014, 12:04:08 PM
I consider myself to be a Chikara fan and didn't even know about the scavenger hunt until the interview. Definitely dig Quack's approach to wrestling, but he sells the idea way bigger than it is, understandably to create buzz. And it's been working for them in recent weeks. I'm looking forward to be at the return show.

His first interview with Colt a few years ago is also pretty good. Talks a lot about the independent wrestling scene in the 90's.

Colt's new interview with Sonjay Dutt isn't bad either, but Colt comes across so ignorant and self centered in a bunch of these.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Angle-plex on February 14, 2014, 02:47:23 AM
I feel like Stone Cold's podcast is getting worse than it was when it started. He's way overplaying the "Working man" shit lately and his southern accent has gotten ridiculous in the last few.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Epic Reine on February 14, 2014, 02:49:04 AM
I like the behind the scenes WWE guys he's been bringing in lately. I enjoyed the one with Jim Johnson and the new one with the guy who designs the championship belts.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Epic Reine on February 14, 2014, 07:17:54 AM
Don Callis/Cyrus is on Jim Cornette's latest podcast. Pretty interesting. I never knew much about the man's career until now.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Hektik on February 15, 2014, 12:40:33 AM
Good interview.  I didn't know that Joey Styles & Don Callis were going to be the commentary team for the Fusient owned WCW.  It makes me think that Bischoff probably wanted to pick best parts of the ECW carcass for the new WCW.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: BPSS on February 15, 2014, 02:54:51 AM
Renee Young is apparently hosting an official WWE podcast.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on February 15, 2014, 09:13:56 PM
Renee is pretty funny so that could be pretty good even with all the hoops she'll have to jump through to stay on the companies good side.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Angle-plex on February 18, 2014, 07:19:13 AM
Cena is up on Austin's podcast and its an awesome interview.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 18, 2014, 03:15:25 PM
I don't watch the product anymore, but I couldn't agree more when Austin was telling him about his STF. "You gotta snug that thing up for me"
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: pujoljunkie on February 19, 2014, 04:16:38 AM
JR's first podcast went up today. Starting it now. It has Stone Cold style advertisements. So funny. "Hey y'all...have you played Deer Hunter 2014? It's on the, uh, y'know, App Store! And also on, uh, Google...Play?"
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 20, 2014, 01:13:04 AM
I listened to the new Jericho with Darren McCarty yesterday. It went

Commercial
Commercial
A painfully unfunny bit of banter
Commercial
Guest
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Commercial
Guest
More banter

I bailed out before it ended entirely, but it wouldn't have shocked me had it ended on a commercial.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 20, 2014, 12:27:08 PM
I like how Bauer and Pollock keep referring to Sam Shaw as a Dexter rip-off when he's pretty obviously Patrick Bateman.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on February 21, 2014, 12:33:39 PM
WWE dropped the hammer on OSWReview :(
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 25, 2014, 05:29:14 PM
Regal was on Austin's latest show. He mentioned liking Savage/Steamboat at Mania 3 but his feelings changed on it after talking about the match with Steamboat. Austin understood and cut the story off there. Anyone know what that is all about?

I didn't know until a while back, but Austin has two shows. Just one called The Steve Austin show, which is PG-13ish. And the Unleashed show. I didn't know about the friendlier show until recently.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: "Pro Bowler" Benjy "Ball Return" Roberts on February 25, 2014, 08:23:15 PM
Regal was on Austin's latest show. He mentioned liking Savage/Steamboat at Mania 3 but his feelings changed on it after talking about the match with Steamboat. Austin understood and cut the story off there. Anyone know what that is all about?

I didn't know until a while back, but Austin has two shows. Just one called The Steve Austin show, which is PG-13ish. And the Unleashed show. I didn't know about the friendlier show until recently.

I think it was the fact that Savage made Steamboat walk through the match a whole bunch of times before Mania.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 04, 2014, 03:20:37 PM
Has anyone listened to Garcia on the Austin show? I feel like that's one that could be super interesting, or she could just bore me with her personal story.

JR's podcast so far has been spotty. It's a slam dunk when you have Austin on for your first two, but it doesn't seem to flow that great yet. And his volume at the beginning is a bit much "HEY, EVERYBODY! IT'S GOOD 'OL JR!" And in the first two before shooting to his sponsors he spends a minute or so telling you how great they are... But he would send to a sponsor, and then it would come right back to him. There was no mid-show ad
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on March 04, 2014, 03:43:48 PM
The Garcia one was super interesting since she talks about getting Montezuma's Revenge the day before her debut and how she wrote cue cards for the show (since she knew nothing of the product) and was told 20 minutes before the show she can't use them.  Plus, she and Austin have a tremendous rapport.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on March 07, 2014, 07:41:15 AM
I didn't think I'd be interested in the Mike Bennett episode of Colt Cabana's podcast but it opens with five minutes of discussion about how wacky Brutus Beefcake is backstage at indy shows.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 07, 2014, 07:54:47 AM
Does it get to the point where they discuss why Bennett is hated by ROH fans (being bland and dull and not because he doesn't do a thousand flips)?
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on March 07, 2014, 08:02:04 AM
Yeah, they talk about it, albeit in sort of veiled terms.

Also a good story about John Cena threatening to break Bennett's fingers after Cena mistakenly thought Bennett did the "U Can't See Me" during a Sunday Night Heat match Bennett did with Cryme Time in the mid '00s.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Marie I on March 07, 2014, 08:33:46 AM
Yeah, I liked the Bennett interview. People are way too hard on the guy. Wish he would have talked about the pretty good Lance Storm feud (unless I just wasn't paying close enough attention)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on March 07, 2014, 08:45:29 AM
I'm a new regular watcher of ROH but I think Bennett would be accepted fine by the IWC if he were a WWE midcarder but he just seems like an odd, odd choice for ROH main eventer.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 07, 2014, 08:48:22 AM
That's why he gets the X-Pac heat in ROH, for the most part. He works a WWE style and doesn't have the charisma or grasp of psychology to really pull it off, so he may stand out in ROH but it's for the wrong reasons.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Marie I on March 07, 2014, 09:18:06 AM
Is he really a ROH main eventer though? The guy was featured prominently at first, but he's pretty much always been a midcard guy with an occasional upper midcard angle. His detractors really exaggerate his spot on the card.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Harley Quinn on March 07, 2014, 09:44:53 AM
Cena is up on Austin's podcast and its an awesome interview.

Really, really fantastic podcast and worth listening if you are a Cena Fan or a Cena Hater: http://www.podcastone.com/pg/jsp/program/episode.jsp?programID=542&pid=387958
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Epic Reine on March 11, 2014, 06:35:46 AM
Christopher Nowinski is going to be on Talk is Jericho this Friday. If he actually talks about his early life and wrestling career then that may be a great listen. If all he talks about are concussion then....no thank you.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on March 11, 2014, 06:59:56 AM
I still don't get why Steve Austin has a PG-13 rated pocast and a slightly more adult podcast. Are there really kids out there that want to listen to a "Stone Cold" Steve Austin podcast? If so, I guess I have a little more hope for the young generation!
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Monsoon Classic on March 11, 2014, 07:23:50 AM
I just assume it's a Raw / Warzone type deal where he can say he has two of the leading podcasts or something like that.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on March 11, 2014, 07:27:21 AM
Brody on Facebook told me the PG-13 podcast might be around so he can sell it into syndication like Marc Maron did with old episodes of WTF.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 12, 2014, 03:25:30 PM
I still don't get why Steve Austin has a PG-13 rated pocast and a slightly more adult podcast. Are there really kids out there that want to listen to a "Stone Cold" Steve Austin podcast? If so, I guess I have a little more hope for the young generation!

I don't mind it. The only thing that annoyed me was that I didn't know about it sooner. He never talked about the friendly show until they were 20 episodes or so in.

RVD on Jericho was pretty damn good until he got into legalizing pot talk. Then goddamn, it got boring.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: chuck on March 13, 2014, 12:35:42 AM
Austin's interview of The Big Show interview is pretty good even though Show puts himself over a little too hard. The story about Austin telling Vince he wasn't jobbing to Big Show right in front of his face was epic.

Anyone else listening to The Jim Cornette experience? It is hit or miss with me but the eps with Starmaker Kenny Bolin are hilarious.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 13, 2014, 01:56:44 AM
I'm the opposite on Bolin. I think he's an annoying piece of shit.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Epic Reine on March 15, 2014, 04:48:57 AM
Christopher Nowinski is going to be on Talk is Jericho this Friday. If he actually talks about his early life and wrestling career then that may be a great listen. If all he talks about are concussion then....no thank you.

So when he talked about being a wrestling fan and getting into the business, I thought that was cool. Then it went into concussions and I was like zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Fun fact I didn't know, Nowinski actually trained at the WCW Power Plant for a day.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on March 22, 2014, 03:32:35 PM
Did anyone else know that Renee Young has a "History of WM" podcast on podcastone?

I just discovered this, listened to the first episode with Shawn Michaels, and it's pretty great.  Surprised WWE hasn't promoted it on tv yet that I've seen

The other eps are Edge, Cody & Dustin, Bret, Foley and Piper.  Great lineup of guests and she's a really easy going and informed host in the HBK one, just like she is in all her WWE backstage stuff.  Very high hopes for this show
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on March 22, 2014, 04:21:39 PM
I unsubscribed to the Steve Austin Show.  There's too much ads and bullshit before the meat of the show and he doesn't seem to have the enthusiasm he had in the beginning.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on March 22, 2014, 05:30:23 PM
Same reason I stopped watching tv and listening to the radio and driving on the interstates
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on March 24, 2014, 03:23:32 PM
Me and KOAB's favorite wrestler BUFF is on Colt Cabana's podcast this weekend. It's interesting to hear a guy everybody hates defending himself.

Buff is going on and on about how he's a legit badass.  ::)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 24, 2014, 04:29:05 PM
Yeah. Everyone at WCW was shocked that the pretty boy was SUCH A BADASS. He basically blew himself for an hour.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on March 24, 2014, 04:32:47 PM
It was an hour of that and talk about overcoming addiction to Somas. Required listening for KOAB.

One of the weakest AOWs...but still I kind of liked it because I like all things terrible.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: HSJ on March 25, 2014, 02:57:20 AM
Speaking of Colt, a good friend of mine just had Cabana on his podcast - Pop Cultivation. It's an interesting listen since Cabana says he hates doing other peoples podcasts and they don't really talk too much about wrestling, but about comedy and podcasting (with some wrestling thrown in). It's awkward at first since the host is a fan of Cabanas, but when they loosen up and get going, some real interesting tidbits come out.

It's a really good podcast and he gets some interesting guests (including myself - Mr. Episode 43).

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/pop-cultivation-with-giancarlo-dittamo/episode/32984200?fb_action_ids=10202484245971002&fb_action_types=stitcherradio%3Alisten_to&fb_ref=fbfs&autoplay=true
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Brodypedia on March 28, 2014, 06:30:58 PM
Big Show on Austin's show revealed that Pat Patterson threw away his audition tape in 1995 because he thought the tape was of Kurgan and they already turned him down.

Patterson and Vince were watching HHavoc together when Vince found out and blew a gasket.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Ed on March 28, 2014, 07:58:01 PM
Yet they still hired Kurgan anyway...
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on March 28, 2014, 08:02:43 PM
"Patterson and Vince were watching HHavoc together"

Would pay anything for an MST3K style version of this.  Even without Vince losing it.  I want to hear them commentate the Giant coming back from the dead after a monster truck fight.  Mostly because I'm not sure he won't say "we should have thought of that".
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Ed on March 28, 2014, 08:18:13 PM
I want to hear Vince's take on The YETAY~!
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Epic Reine on March 29, 2014, 04:09:52 AM
Jericho's opening monologues are starting to become really annoying.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 29, 2014, 04:27:28 AM
Jericho's opening monologues are starting to become really annoying.

I skip past until I start hearing the guest's voice. His banter is shit.

I'm also insanely tired of Austin's "swig of water/beer/diet Dr. Pepper/Camel Piss/Red Bull/coffee for the workin' man." You're taking a drink cause you're thirsty, no other reason. Hearing this a dozen times a show is getting old.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on April 04, 2014, 10:49:02 AM
New OSW!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDAmewecRXA
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Brodypedia on April 06, 2014, 02:51:22 AM
http://www.podcastone.com/Pipers-Pit-with-Roddy-Piper
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 24, 2014, 04:31:55 AM
It sounds like everyone got a talking to about pimping the sponsors EVEN MORE. On the latest Jericho, Ross, and Austin podcasts they all went into a routine about how they all pick their own sponsors and how important it is for the listeners to check them out... to keep the show free. Goddamn, I hate PodcastOne. Every other podcast I listen to manages to be free with half as many ads.

Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Epic Reine on April 25, 2014, 04:11:03 AM
I just started Santino on Talk in Jericho and he's in character. Help me.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 25, 2014, 04:41:52 AM
Court Bauer really needs to either turn the volume on his mic up or speak louder.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on April 25, 2014, 10:11:07 AM
He should just turn it off.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on April 25, 2014, 12:45:35 PM
I just started Santino on Talk in Jericho and he's in character. Help me.

I was curious if he was going to kayfabe it.  That sounds like fucking awful audio.

Re: Ads.  I've started to just skip 15 minutes into the show to skip all their ads and dumb banter.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: chuck on April 26, 2014, 12:00:23 AM
They all seem to use the WTF formula of podcasting. Don't they know everyone skips ahead to Maron's interviews too?

I quit listening to Jericho because of his dumb banter and I don't like his interview style. I skip ahead to Cornette & JR's interviews and only listen to Colt's podcast when there is a guest I am interested in. It may be because I am an Austin mark but his podcast is the only one I can listen to from beginning to end.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 26, 2014, 02:20:47 AM
They all seem to use the WTF formula of podcasting. Don't they know everyone skips ahead to Maron's interviews too?

I quit listening to Jericho because of his dumb banter and I don't like his interview style. I skip ahead to Cornette & JR's interviews and only listen to Colt's podcast when there is a guest I am interested in. It may be because I am an Austin mark but his podcast is the only one I can listen to from beginning to end.

I'm pretty much the exact same in all things said here. Austin's banter is at least entertaining.

I really don't like JR's show. When Foley was on he read a question from a fan. The question was pretty much asking if Mick would have been able to get over without hardcore wrestling. Then JR smugly interjects "As if they know what OVER means." I just thought to myself, wow, what an asshole.

He also will not make the slightest joke, without explaining it after.

He mentioned the Totally Divas show having legs and followed it up with "Legs... Divas... See what I did there."

He did a Terry Funk impression and after said "There's a little Terry Funk" as if it weren't very obvious

And Foley made a joke about how The Undertake shouldn't ever tweet. To which JR followed up with "OMG. HIAC 98" Which was alright by itself, but he couldn't help himself and said to say "Folks that means Oh my god, hell in a cell 1998"

He also kept talking over Mick and DDP during their interviews


I tried listening to Piper's podcast. But he's really awkward.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: oldskool on April 26, 2014, 04:38:07 AM
I enjoyed the first couple of JR's shows because for whatever reason, he'd set up a commercial break and then it'd immediately go back to content without any commercials and I found that pretty funny. Since then I haven't listened to a single one.

Honestly every so often a show catches my attention but by & large the LAW stuff is all I listen to. I gave up on their review-an-impact, and I'm starting to pass on review-a-raw (why spend 1.5 hours listening to two exhausted guys recording a podcast at like midnight to talk about a show that probably sucked when I can read a recap in ~5 minutes) but they did a really good review of the WWE Scooby Doo movie on wednesday, King & the Fish usually has at least something interesting discussed (and Court, for all his faults, does a killer Dusty impression that cracks me up every time) and the Sunday LAW has Meltzer so at least 10-15 minutes of the show is really interesting, no matter how the rest of the show turns out.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: stevejrogers on May 17, 2014, 04:50:19 AM
Steve Corino follows his ROH commentary team partner Kevin Kelly with his own Place To Be Nation podcast:

http://placetobenation.com/stevecorino/ (http://placetobenation.com/stevecorino/)

I know neither show is an official ROH show (and ROH is only a little part of each, though Kelly has ROH talent on as guests, and no doubt Corino will as well), but I'm a bit surprised that ROH hasn't put links for either show on their website.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Epic Reine on May 17, 2014, 04:51:52 AM
Austin and Jericho have been shilling Jon Hamm's new flick "Million Dollar Arm" like crazy these last few weeks. Jericho is pretty funny when he does it because you can tell he could care less about the movie while he insists on taking his wife and kids to see it.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: alkeiper on May 17, 2014, 10:11:32 AM
It sounds like everyone got a talking to about pimping the sponsors EVEN MORE. On the latest Jericho, Ross, and Austin podcasts they all went into a routine about how they all pick their own sponsors and how important it is for the listeners to check them out... to keep the show free. Goddamn, I hate PodcastOne. Every other podcast I listen to manages to be free with half as many ads.


Which means Austin uses COUGAR LIFE for realz?

Austin's podcast I only enjoy when he has a guest on. His opening monologues for a couple weeks droned on for 10-15 minutes about LA traffic. Yeah, traffic sucks and everyone is a bad driver except you. I get it. I haven't tried Jericho or JR's podcasts. No real desire.

I appreciate Colt's podcasts even more now that I've listened to Austin's. His commercial break is short, his sponsors are people who listeners would have a genuine interest in. And his format is crisp. He keeps things moving and doesn't waste much time before getting to his interview. And often he'll have a guest I'm not familiar with, but it gets me interested by the end of the interview. It's the only podcast I won't skip an episode of.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on May 17, 2014, 10:25:09 AM
Jericho tends to talk over his guests too much and unless he knows the guest he's not that great an interviewer, something Austin is really good at.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Angle-plex on May 17, 2014, 11:32:26 AM
Austin is awful when solo.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 17, 2014, 11:37:38 AM
Austin had a good three parter with Bischoff recently.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Epic Reine on May 20, 2014, 05:24:30 AM
Goldberg just tweeted that he's getting his own podcast on PodcastOne soon. Terry Crews will be his first guest.

PCO sure has a thing for wrestlers.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on May 20, 2014, 09:00:41 AM
One of these wrestlers should explain to them how bubbles burst
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Angle-plex on May 20, 2014, 09:10:12 AM
At this rate, I will have a podcast on Podcast One before the end of September.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on May 20, 2014, 09:21:25 AM
If I had a podcast I wouldn't know whether to shit or wind my watch.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Angle-plex on May 20, 2014, 09:36:19 AM
Save time save money
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 20, 2014, 02:57:14 PM
Don't forget to push the sponsors, Bill.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: ravman77 on May 20, 2014, 11:01:42 PM
Swig of beer for the non-selling man
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on May 21, 2014, 02:50:08 AM
man, give these guys a break with the sponsor shilling.  they're free damn podcasts.   FREE.  at least guys like Austin, Jericho, Rogan, Aukerman, Maron are entertaining when they shill these products/services and make me laugh during their pitches sometimes.  I can't afford the clothes at Bonobos, I don't want to join the Dollar Shave Club, I don't "hate going to the post office" and I don't need Barkbox for my dawg.....but who gives a fuck.  I don't.  FREE AUDIO.  NO OBLIGATION.  suck it up.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 21, 2014, 03:37:46 AM
I understand the podcasts need sponsors. But the Podcast One shows throw so many sponsors at you that I can barely retain any of them. And it just brings the shows to a halt. Austin has gotten alright with transitioning his sponsors in, but Ross is awful at it. Nerdist starts the show with a single sponsor and that's it. Carolla and Mohr have a few, but they weave them into the show pretty well. And I've actually used theirs before. I at least retain them with fewer reads and a little flow behind them.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on May 21, 2014, 04:22:46 AM
Jericho tried to make his ad break flow from his interview with Bryan with a fake "Ha ha, that's a good story!", but the audio quality changed so abruptly that you could tell it was recorded separately.

And they CONSTANTLY talk about how this costs money and the podcast is free so we need sponsors.  I KNOW.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on May 21, 2014, 04:29:44 AM
(http://mediamargins.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/FirstWorldProblems-Pickles-460.jpg)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: UterusJuice on May 23, 2014, 02:18:03 PM
My favourite podcast episode ever is Domino talking about his Nigerian nightmare on AOW.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 23, 2014, 02:57:03 PM
Austin has said that Vader is coming in for a two parter. Looking forward to that.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on May 06, 2015, 09:03:06 AM
Lot of interesting stuff last few days for pro wrestling podcasts, especially if you're one of the few dozen remaining TNA fans like myself. Billy Corgan on Jericho's podcast, Dixie Carter on Austin's, Samoa Joe on JR's (Samoa Joe thinks Punk will come out of retirement for one more match with him. OK, Joe), and the debut episode of Flair's podcast with Kurt Angle.


Flair & Angle on the same podcast. Wonder who will outcrazy the other!
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on May 06, 2015, 09:17:15 AM
Flair & Angle on the same podcast. Wonder who will outcrazy the other!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-t53ljWxi4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-t53ljWxi4)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on May 08, 2015, 02:34:50 PM
Chris Jericho has Dean Ambrose on to discuss the paranormal on the newest episode of Talk is Jericho.


Paging Brody...
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Brodypedia on May 08, 2015, 10:11:34 PM
Chris Jericho has Dean Ambrose on to discuss the paranormal on the newest episode of Talk is Jericho.


Paging Brody...

Had it downloaded already :)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 02, 2015, 03:25:01 PM
Piper had Charles Wright (Godfather, Papa Shango) on this week. I'd realized that he's a guy I never hear from, so I listened and it was pretty good. Piper is an awkward podcast host, but he's growing on me.

Flair's in the game now with "WOOOO Nation"... and yeah, you hear the hell out of "WOOOOOO!"
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: UncleJoeyMark on June 03, 2015, 12:20:40 AM
These Guys: Seriously, it's like every one of us with our best friend from Middle and High school going back and reviewing old shows in depth. Vince impressions and all:

http://www.wrestlezone.com/tag/the-lapsed-fan (http://www.wrestlezone.com/tag/the-lapsed-fan)

Super long poidcasts, usually take 2 days of commute to get through, but damn if they aren't good fun.

My favorites are the 92 rumble, the epic 7+ hour Wrestlemania X-7, and Survivor Series 91
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Ed on June 03, 2015, 01:10:08 AM
Still got lots of love for OSW Review. I'll get around to listening to the Attitude Era and New Generation podcasts eventually.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Dramatic Pizza on June 18, 2015, 08:06:11 AM
The Flair podcast is surprisingly good. I figured he'd just put himself over and/or ramble incoherently, but he's had some great and funny conversations with Bret, Steamboat, Foley, etc. His co-host is also a billion times better than the lady on Cornette's podcast and does a great job keeping Ric dialed in.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 18, 2015, 04:13:04 PM
Yeah. I listened to the David Crockett episode on Flair's podcast today. His cohost does a very good job. Flair said he was a wrestling encyclopedia, and it sounds like it. Piper says the same thing about his cohost and that guy sucks.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 07, 2015, 03:17:09 PM
My favorites are the 92 rumble, the epic 7+ hour Wrestlemania X-7, and Survivor Series 91

I don't listen to podcasts but I have to start do research because I've been asked to be a host on one.  Maybe it's my current state of not being familiar but how the hell do they talk seven hours on Wrestlemania X-7?  I mean, it is a classic but I doubt I could go on about it for half an hour and that's beyond doing running commentary, that's twice the length of the show itself!
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 13, 2015, 03:45:22 PM
If you're taking Piper seriously, apparently Austin got upset that the podcast Piper did where he had Will Sasso playing Austin and goofed around. I gave up early on that episode, found it annoying. Seems like Piper was removed from Podcast One and he just posted this.

@R_Roddy_Piper: I JUST HEARD THAT PODCASTONE HAS PUT SIS AND DECEASE, SAYING I CAN NOT DO ANOTHER PODCAST ANY WHERE! Because of Steve's feelings? Really?
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on July 13, 2015, 10:32:18 PM
Yeah. That'll hold up.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Harley Quinn on July 14, 2015, 05:49:29 AM
Listening to the Austin/Del Wilkes interview and it's a fascinating subject given the history of wrestlers and pill addictions.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: The Dames on July 24, 2015, 04:48:16 AM
I fucking adore The Lapsed Fan. 
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Jingus on July 24, 2015, 07:46:31 AM
I fucking adore The Lapsed Fan. 
Who? 

(Googles, listens)

Holy fucking shit, this is the single greatest fan-produced wrestling podcast I've ever heard in my life.  Incredibly smart, highbrow, deeply analytical and yet still funny and entertaining.  (I'd totally buy a copy of their proposed ROH-fanbase book; Ring of Honor: An Ass Every Seventy-Two Inches.)  I'm almost an hour into their ECW Barely Legal review, and they haven't even started actually discussing the content of the show yet; they've just done an exhausting, insanely in-depth job of setting the scene and describing all the business, creative, and political background which led up to the broadcast of ECW's first ppv.  Including an exclusive interview clip with Paul Heyman talking about getting the show on the air, just to keep it feeling firsthand and less like "two nobodies talk about whatever".  And the chemistry between the two nobodies who host the show makes it very different from usual, with one hardcore smark who knows everything that explains all the details to a barely-even-casual fan who's never watched most of this shit before.  Highest recommendation, thank you guys for mentioning it, and why the hell haven't I heard of this before? 
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on August 13, 2015, 10:52:15 AM
Sasha Banks on Jericho's podcast is the best, even if her story about learning about Eddie's death was the most heartbreaking thing.

I tried the Lapsed Fan podcast.  There is such a thing as getting *too* in-depth about something and they take so damn long to get to any kind of point.  I listened to the X-7 episode and two hours in they haven't even started talking about the fucking show.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: ViciousFish on August 13, 2015, 12:00:28 PM
Cornette lost his shit on a podcast about The Young Bucks super kicking that 8 year kid in the video that's gone viral. If you listen to him, The Bucks are the reason guys aren't making money in the business and The Bucks aren't wrestlers.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qxlek4eMiRk (https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qxlek4eMiRk)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Jingus on August 13, 2015, 12:52:29 PM
Some old friends of mine are doing a podcast called TNA: The Early Years (http://shoutengine.com/TNATheEarlyYears/).  It covers guess-what, but also with bonus episodes about random shit from the first ROH show to the Women Of Wrestling ppv.  They're pretty amusing guys, so it's worth a listen.  One bonus difference from most other amateur podcasts is that these dudes all worked the indies at some point or another; one of the regular hosts was a flippity cruiserweight, one is a manager & referee, another was/is an announcer, and their occasional guest hosts are all workers too.  So you're getting the snarky opinions of semi-veterans who've actually been there and done that. 

I tried the Lapsed Fan podcast.  There is such a thing as getting *too* in-depth about something and they take so damn long to get to any kind of point.  I listened to the X-7 episode and two hours in they haven't even started talking about the fucking show.
Yeah, admittedly their casts are usually longer than whatever show they're actually reviewing was.  They do kinda lose me whenever they just stop the review dead in its tracks to do impressions of Vince or Jim Barnett for twenty minutes straight.  But I still like them, because there's just nobody else out there who is willing to take ALL the time they want to analyze things and not keep hurrying the show along as if they're worried about the ratings going down if they don't jump frenetically from topic to topic. 

Cornette lost his shit on a podcast about The Young Bucks super kicking that 8 year kid in the video that's gone viral. If you listen to him, The Bucks are the reason guys aren't making money in the business and The Bucks aren't wrestlers.
No surprise there.  Cornette is a super-traditionalist, guaranteed to bitch and moan about anything that Bill Watts wouldn't approve of.  And he's wrong, of course, on multiple levels.  There have been plenty of old-school angles where a heel beat up some kid to get cheap heat.  And wrestling's ever-dwindling popularity is due to a hell of a lot more problems than just whatever the spot monkeys are doing. 
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Ed on August 13, 2015, 12:56:37 PM
Still got love for OSW Review.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 14, 2015, 06:39:02 AM
Mark Henry on Jericho's podcast is a lot of fun: http://podcastone.com/pg/jsp/program/episode.jsp?programID=593&pid=526097

Starts about 16:30 in.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 22, 2015, 04:38:18 AM
I'm liking Flair's podcast more and more. I credit his co-host for a lot of that. However he had two shit shows in a row a while back. He had Kevin Sullivan on a while ago, and was obviously hammered throughout the interview. I couldn't finish it, he slurs to begin with, but this was just really messy sounding. Then the next week he had JJ Dillon on, and he'd throw a question to JJ, and while he was talking you could hear Flair chewing into the mic, it was fucking gross sounding.

The next week he had Cornette on, who does go over the top with his opinions, but I like hearing. And Flair started the show by saying that his bosses told him he couldn't drink before the show or eat while the show was going on.

I find that I only listen to Ross when he has a good guest on. He's still not very good about not talking over his guest, lording the conversation, stating the obvious and then selling his opinion like it's just his thought that's going against the majority (which it's not),  and saying a lame joke and letting everyone know that he told a joke. But he keeps getting good guests

Jericho's probably got the best back and forth with his guests. But I can't do any of the 12-20 minute banter that comes before.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Tino Standard on August 22, 2015, 08:24:36 AM
Sounds like a lot of those issues with Flair's pod could be fixed with better production. When we record a podcast at my office, we use directional microphones that only pick up audio from people speaking right in front of them. Then in post-production, we cut audio from those who aren't speaking, so in this case, if Flair is chewing while someone else is talking (which,yes, you shouldn't do anyway), his mic would be dead.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 02, 2015, 04:18:58 AM
One thing that always makes me laugh on Flair's podcast is that he seems to love killing the mood now and then with

Flair: "Have you heard about wrestler (fill in the blank)?"
Guest: "No. Why?"
Flair: "Oh, he's in bad health. Really sick."

He does this a lot. For some reason I get a kick out of it.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Monsoon Classic on September 02, 2015, 04:21:32 AM
Terry Funk's "Don't ya have any good Goddamn news?" to Flair after getting buzzkilled one too many times by him was great.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on September 02, 2015, 04:55:22 AM
I've become a fan of Talking Sheet (www.sheetsandwich.com).........but 'Les Moore' has become increasingly bitchy and whiny the more podcasts they've done, specifically when it comes to Alvarez and Meltzer.  Meltzer and Alvarez are by far my favorite guys to listen to.....so that's become a bit annoying.  Still enjoy the show though

Between the Sheets is good too.....but Bix gets on my nerves sometimes with his little tics.  His giggling school girl laugh annoys the shit out of me, but he does know a lot about wrestling history and has been around the IWC forever, so I can tolerate it.  the one thing that's a little weird about the format is they just jump around to random weeks in history.  One week it's 87, then it's 95, then it's 92.....with no real rhyme or reason

I also really like Exile on Badstreet.  A lot of the PWO-PTBN podcasts are good, if you've got a couple hours to kill and are a wrestling history nerd like me
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Venkman on September 02, 2015, 05:08:06 AM
Now admittedly I'm saying this without visiting the site often or ever listening to an audio show, but from what I gathered sheetsandwich started out as kind of a joke website, "reporting the reporters" and generally having a good time reporting nonsense like Todd Martin drama.

Something happened with Piper news Alvarez reported where he misspoke and Les took him to task, Bryan made a comment he insists was a joke but Les has kind of gone off the deep ending taking himself, the website, and audio shows too seriously.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on September 02, 2015, 05:13:30 AM
yea, it was a jokey lighthearted podcast at the start.....but Les has definitely started taking it too seriously and it sucks the fun out of it sometimes.  You can tell when he goes on these rants about stupid shit 'Hugh Little' just kinda tunes him out and wants to be like "dude, chill out, shut the fuck up"
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on September 02, 2015, 05:17:51 AM
also, 'Selia Bloom' is 'Les Moore's' wife or live in GF, right?  she's gotta be.  I never go on ~THE BOARD so I don't know if this has been speculated/discussed

I do like that they use these gimmick names and try to be all mysterious
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on September 02, 2015, 06:00:47 AM
A lot of the PWO-PTBN podcasts are good, if you've got a couple hours to kill and are a wrestling history nerd like me
I really loved listening to the trial of Paul Heyman that had "evidence gathering" on PWO. It was interesting to have multiple arguments for and against something, using wrestling history as evidence.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on September 02, 2015, 07:29:55 AM
A lot of the PWO-PTBN podcasts are good, if you've got a couple hours to kill and are a wrestling history nerd like me
I really loved listening to the trial of Paul Heyman that had "evidence gathering" on PWO. It was interesting to have multiple arguments for and against something, using wrestling history as evidence.

I haven't heard that one but def interested.  I'm a huge Heyman/ECW fan/supporter.....but I'm willing to entertain differing opinions on him for better or worse.  There's good and bad to say about ECW as a promotion and it's impact on wrestling, but you can't deny that it was revolutionary at the time and directly impacted the way WCW and WWF booked in the "Monday Night Wars" "Attitude Era" days.  ECW was just f'n cool, and it came around at the perfect time when when WCW and WWF were pumping out cartoon crap and young people who grew up as fans in the 80's were sick of it and wanted a cutting edge alternative.  It's been 20 years since the heyday of ECW and no other promotion has come along that had that kind of impact, and there's been a lot of them that have tried.  Maybe ROH, but not at the same level, and Gabe was a Heyman disciple anyway who took one aspect of ECW and streamline it to create a "super indy" promotion with it's own style and voice

Link to podcast?
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on September 02, 2015, 07:33:02 AM
Here you go (http://s60.podbean.com/pb/bd34e013ea5e559c468d53d4cba8e055/55e75c9a/data1/blogs60/683039/uploads/SCGRadio43-TheTrialOfPaulHeyman.mp3). It's a damn good 90 minute discussion, and I like it for more than just my inclusion as part of the defense's evidence.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Amy pats fan on September 02, 2015, 07:36:56 AM
sweet
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Dramatic Pizza on September 13, 2015, 09:50:01 AM
Stone Cold's interview with Jake The Snake is an amazing listen. Steve's befuddled reaction at Jake saying how stupid the sledgehammer is as a weapon is hilarious. The amount of rasp and grizzle coming from their voices made me grow a beard. Jake is still one of the best minds in the business at understanding what makes a heel and a babyface.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Harley Quinn on September 22, 2015, 04:32:34 AM
Stone Cold's interview with Jake The Snake is an amazing listen. Steve's befuddled reaction at Jake saying how stupid the sledgehammer is as a weapon is hilarious. The amount of rasp and grizzle coming from their voices made me grow a beard. Jake is still one of the best minds in the business at understanding what makes a heel and a babyface.

His knowledge is amazing even little details such as referees selling the acts of wrestlers, the use of heel stuff and it being just about the motion of it to work the crowd into a frenzy, etc. A lot of truth bombs dropped in this one. His style of blading being different from presumably Ric Flair's style, etc.

Also his mention of 5'7" dudes/short dudes doing mic promos talking like they're 300 pound ass kickers made me laugh.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 23, 2015, 01:52:34 AM
Terry Funk's "Don't ya have any good Goddamn news?" to Flair after getting buzzkilled one too many times by him was great.

Ol' gossipy Ric does it again. Last week on on his podcast Bischoff was talking about Black Jack Mulligan and butted in "actually he's dying as we speak. Weighs almost 500 pounds"

He loves gossiping about guys in bad health
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Dramatic Pizza on September 23, 2015, 05:46:26 AM
Terry Funk's "Don't ya have any good Goddamn news?" to Flair after getting buzzkilled one too many times by him was great.

Ol' gossipy Ric does it again. Last week on on his podcast Bischoff was talking about Black Jack Mulligan and butted in "actually he's dying as we speak. Weighs almost 500 pounds"

He loves gossiping about guys in bad health

I'm 90 seconds into part II of the Bischoff interview and Flair brings up their good friend John Taylor "who's in very bad shape and has advanced alzheimer's".
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Epic Reine on September 26, 2015, 02:04:04 AM
I'm not gonna lie, I really enjoyed ICP on Talk is Jericho this week. A lot of interesting stories.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: BorneAgain on October 02, 2015, 10:20:10 AM
Bill Apter was on Talk is Jericho and put forth the theory Benoit got in some trouble with bad people who killed his family, then after he got home, killed him and framed Benoit for the crime.

Eddie Ellner is then reported to have chimed in, praising the killers as classic smart rulebreakers, but that remains unconfirmed.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 03, 2015, 04:07:16 AM
I haven't ever listened to Jericho's podcast but I am surprised he let Benoit come up.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Jingus on October 03, 2015, 04:52:22 AM
He's mentioned Benoit several times on there.  And mentioned him a bunch in the autobiographies.  He's not Cripplerphobic when it comes to talking about the hard topics. 
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 03, 2015, 10:28:20 AM
I know he's brought him up before but I am just surprised he would let someone sit around talking conspiracy theories.  How did he react to that?
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Dramatic Pizza on October 07, 2015, 05:04:36 AM
Oooh boy, Hogan's on Flair's podcast. Get ready for the bs.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 07, 2015, 03:16:28 PM
I'm hating JR's podcast more and more. I only listen because he gets good guests that I'm not seeing anywhere else.

He does the same 4 shitty impressions multiple times in every episode. Then takes a moment to let you know just which impression he did. He thinks his listeners who've downloaded his podcast just don't get how the internet works when it comes to subscribing and that using his amazon banner doesn't cost you any more, folks. No hidden charges.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Cyrus The Virus on October 08, 2015, 09:46:56 AM
Hogan on Flair's podcast was great for all the reasons you'd expect.

He talked about how much he looked forward to working with Bret Hart in WCW but then Bret "fell off his bike and had a stroke".... Which happened a year after WCW was sold.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: BorneAgain on October 08, 2015, 10:10:03 AM
We need the ultimate combined bullshit Hulk/Bret story with the former saying Hogan/Bret was going to run at the Silverdome as the main event for Starrcade 2001 and Bret adding how when it didn't happen, half the locker room walked up to him with tears in their eyes about such a great match being canceled.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 11, 2015, 08:58:20 AM
Hogan on Flair's podcast was great for all the reasons you'd expect.

He talked about how much he looked forward to working with Bret Hart in WCW but then Bret "fell off his bike and had a stroke".... Which happened a year after WCW was sold.

Hogan has such good stories. It's a shame you never know how many of them are true cause he's such a bullshitter.

As soon as they started talking about Harley I was waiting to see if Ric was going to let me know if he was in poor health. He didn't let me down
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Cyrus The Virus on October 11, 2015, 10:08:10 AM
Yeah I don't get that. He does that to others not just Harley.

Its like its Flair's way of stroking his own ego over the fact that he's in relatively good health while others aren't. Its definitely signs of a deep insecurity.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 11, 2015, 12:34:56 PM
Oh, I know he does it to others. This thread it littered with me talking about Ric going all gossip Gerty on wrestlers in poor health
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Tino Standard on October 11, 2015, 12:42:16 PM
I haven't listened to it yet, but Richard Deitsch, the sports media industry reporter for SI, has Heyman on his latest episode and people whose opinions I trust say it's good.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: BreakingMad on October 12, 2015, 01:17:01 AM
Finally heard Hogan on Flairs. THe latest controversy isn't touched on at all, which is a waste.

Elsewhere, being a Hogan interview there is the usual BS. He said the reason he didn't work a programme with Bret in WCW is because Bret got hurt riding a bike. That happened in 2002, a year after WCW shut its doors. So full of BS it's unreal.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on October 14, 2015, 05:56:02 AM
Mr. Anderson now has a podcast which is a sign to me that probably every wrestler is gonna get a podcast now at some point.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: hyperchord24 on October 14, 2015, 06:04:43 AM
There are tons of stories from the road and I'm sure people will never tire of hearing of HHH's ego or Vince is crazy or maybe just maybe they'll hear something never made public that you'll only hear on ___'s podcast brought to you by _____.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on October 14, 2015, 06:08:50 AM
http://www.kayfabenews.com/professional-wrestlers-now-legally-required-host-podcasts/
This Kayfabe News article sums it up.

I'd totally listen to Pod Me More with Ryback btw.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on October 14, 2015, 09:53:13 AM
The Jericho 25th anniversary episode is really fun since it's just four friends bullshitting for two hours.  Jericho's podcast is best without the stupid skits and Fozzy stuff.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 14, 2015, 11:08:24 AM
Jericho's first twenty minutes are unlistenable garbage. Which is too bad because of all the wrestler podcasts he has the best back and forth with his guests.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Cyrus The Virus on October 14, 2015, 01:19:45 PM
The Jericho 25th anniversary episode is really fun since it's just four friends bullshitting for two hours.  Jericho's podcast is best without the stupid skits and Fozzy stuff.

Agreed. I was in tears during the Bulldog Bob Brown stories.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on October 17, 2015, 12:27:56 PM
Cheap Heat was (as usual) hit or miss this week, but worth a listen to me, just to hear them replay the Bret "El Dandy" promo.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 02, 2015, 04:49:26 PM
The Jericho 25th anniversary episode is really fun since it's just four friends bullshitting for two hours.  Jericho's podcast is best without the stupid skits and Fozzy stuff.

There was a dig at Justin Credible here that seemed a little gay-ish. I don't remember this exactly. Does anyone know the talk behind it? They mentioned PJ and then I think Jericho or Storm said something like "well we didn't say his name" Then Don chimed in shortly after with a "that's incredible" line.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on November 25, 2015, 10:08:16 AM
I was listening to Wade Keller on Austin's podcast and I had to turn it off because it sounded like two old men bitching about how things aren't like they were in THEIR day.  Keller apparently thinks the audience should be stupid and be unable to separate the characters from the people playing them.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Cyrus The Virus on November 26, 2015, 01:44:43 AM
The "wrestling audience is stupid" has been a talking point of "internet wrestling journalists" for at least a decade.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Jingus on November 26, 2015, 01:51:56 AM
Yeah, because "internet wrestling journalists" are all identical clones living in a Borg-like collective hivemind, with identical personalities and opinions and absolutely no dissension.  Those People are All Alike!!! 
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Cyrus The Virus on November 26, 2015, 02:16:13 AM
Not sure what that has to do with what I just posted but, umm, yeah sure.

In regards to thinking that wrestling fans are stupid and can only handle simple paint by the numbers wrestling angles then yeah-- Meltzer, Keller, Powell-- all pretty much in the same boat.

When the TNA title tournament started there were people up in arms with "there's goes TNA over complicating things again" when it was a world-cup style tournament that anyone could understand.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 26, 2015, 02:55:33 AM
I don't think it was the World Cup style tournament that people complained about, it was more jobbing your hottest act to a past his prime tag wrestler to strip the title and air matches that were filmed in months in advance, then reverse engineering a tournament for a world title out of pre-taped matches while also including scrubs and women.

Or in other words beep bloop NXT beep beep.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on March 12, 2016, 04:56:21 AM
Jericho's podcast with high school rivals Xavier Woods and Cody Rhodes is the best thing ever.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on June 25, 2016, 08:51:53 AM
Fascinating Talk is Jericho with Nancy Benoit's sister this week.  Super chilling how she talked about Benoit researching how to break a neck as his wife and son lay dead in the same house.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 31, 2017, 03:35:42 AM
Old bump. But Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson have been putting out the best wrestling podcast for a few months now. Basically they take one WWE/WWF topic that Bruce was there for and do 2-3 hours on it.

Dusty's WWF Run
Royal Rumble 97
The Steroid Trial

And so on. Very good listens.

And now Conrad is doing the same thing, but with Tony Schiavone and WCW topics. First episode just dropped. Goldberg in WCW. Listening to it later today.



Killing the Town with Storm and Cyrus has also been solid
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: devo on January 31, 2017, 10:19:57 AM
Everybody should be listening to Tights and Fights, which is a fairly new podcast (only about six months old) and one of the funnier shows that I listen to (wrestling-related or not). It follows the basic recap/analysis format for the most part, but the playfulness with which they discuss the topic and the terrific rapport between the trio of hosts really sets it apart from the competition.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on January 31, 2017, 10:23:02 AM
I listened to the first Killing the Town and it was OK, but I'm afraid that, given the participants, it's gonna get into "old men grumbling about the state of the buisness" territory real quick.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: devo on January 31, 2017, 11:54:07 AM
I listen to Killing the Town - there's some element of that, but it's not as bad as you might think. If anything, it's the retro ECW segments that I skip as they very much require knowledge of the shows in question and I've never been a fan of the promotion.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Tino Standard on January 31, 2017, 12:40:48 PM
Checked out the Prichard one today for the first time. When they are on topic (in this case, the 94 Rumble), this is outstanding, but holy shit, the frequency with which they interrupt the discussion for live reads and ads is brutal. Really hurts the flow and the storytelling.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 31, 2017, 01:30:41 PM
Jericho has the worst live read breaks. You'll hear the audio quality change and Jericho will say something like "haha. That's great, X-PAC. I couldn't agree more. I want to know more about your nwo days, but first..." then truecar or something. He'll always start out with a fake laugh like he's continuing the story. Some bs. Then the read.

I get that podcasts need sponsors. And if they're all at the beginning or end everyone will skip them. It's free, so I don't bitch too much these days, but some transitions are just bad.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on February 01, 2017, 07:42:43 AM
Everybody should be listening to Tights and Fights, which is a fairly new podcast (only about six months old) and one of the funnier shows that I listen to (wrestling-related or not). It follows the basic recap/analysis format for the most part, but the playfulness with which they discuss the topic and the terrific rapport between the trio of hosts really sets it apart from the competition.

I listened to their latest episode today and I highly recommend it.  It definitely has a lighter tone and yeah, it seems like the hosts are old friends just shooting the shit about wrestling and they just happen to be recording it.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on February 19, 2017, 12:19:06 PM
Rusev and Lana on TIJ is awesome so far.  Rusev worked at Wendy's for a week!
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Tino Standard on February 24, 2017, 10:11:10 AM
I'm about 25 minutes into this week's Bruce Prichard pod. I'll spoiler tag this revelation for those planning to listen this weekend but wow:

Spoiler: show
With business lagging and the company in need of a jolt, Prichard and Pat Patterson pitched an idea to bring in Scott Steiner as a single to be a surprise entrant in the Rumble, win it and then win the title at WM9. Vince didn't see Scott as a single so he nixed it, and the Steiner brothers wanted to stay a team anyway, so that's what they did, and the Bret-Yoko match plotted out in December 1992 went on.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 24, 2017, 11:09:00 AM
I don't keep up with Pritch's podcast or many rasslin' ones, but who is the guest? Would like to know if it's worth listening to before spillering.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 24, 2017, 11:11:34 AM
Bill Watts tried to break the Steiners up too. They weren't having it.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Tino Standard on February 24, 2017, 11:51:46 AM
I don't keep up with Pritch's podcast or many rasslin' ones, but who is the guest? Would like to know if it's worth listening to before spillering.

The format is a guy named Conrad Thompson interviewing Bruce about a different WWE historical subject every week with no other guests. The live reads start to kill the flow of the conversation on some episodes, but otherwise it's a terrific format. Also of note: Conrad recently started one with Tony Schiavone doing the same thing with WCW history.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 26, 2017, 01:33:46 PM
Is that the same Conrad that helps Flair run his podcast?
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Tino Standard on February 26, 2017, 03:09:37 PM
Yup, same Conrad.

So, I just finished off this week's Prichard pod. Worth getting through the whole thing just for the part at the end with the payoff to the ongoing discussion about why Hogan got the belt at WM9. Long story short: Bruce tells some good stories, but you probably shouldn't take Brother Love's word as gospel on these shows, even if he hasn't been with WWE since 2008 and doesn't seem to be headed back any time soon.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: BorneAgain on February 26, 2017, 09:53:49 PM
Tony's really fun on his show with Conrad. Comes across as likable, and unlike Bruce, isn't couching his language to make sure he doesn't piss off his old employers. I was greatly amused to learn he and Teddy Long were big In Living Color Fans and the latter constantly quoting "Homie Don't Play That" to Schiavone.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Tino Standard on February 27, 2017, 01:07:12 AM
Haven't listened to Schiavone's show yet, but I look forward to checking it out. I'm surprised that with WWE's longstanding obsession with the Monday night wars they have never brought in Schiavone, if only for a one-off or maybe a HOF induction at some point. Has that been addressed on his pod?
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 27, 2017, 01:46:31 AM
I honestly can't see them putting Tony in the Hall.

I wouldn't hate it if they did but can't see them doing it.  Especially when other more prevalent guys from that era that have been in the fold, on projects and on good terms, like Bischoff are still not in.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on March 20, 2017, 11:50:42 AM
So I tried to get into The Lapsed Fan again with the first AWA episode.  One would think that these are 4-5 hours because they go incredibly in-depth into the subject like Dan Carlin, right? 

No, it's because every 20 minutes they launch into comedy that would make WWE writers blush and completely derail the show.  I made it 90 minutes in before deleting it.  It's great when they actually discuss the history and backgrounds of things, just stop trying to be Chris Rock because it sounds like Sandler.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on March 24, 2017, 09:51:09 AM
Edge and Christian's podcast dropped today.  They start by playing voicemails they got from fans.  It's.....not the way I'd start a new podcast.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 31, 2017, 04:47:37 AM
I was digging it!
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Dramatic Pizza on March 31, 2017, 04:54:03 AM
I've been really loving the Tony Schiavone podcast lately. Didn't realize Tony was Cornette levels of crass, which is pretty funny, and he's very open and honest with what he remembers. His chemistry with Conrad is much easier to listen to then Conrad and Bruce Prichard arguing every episode.

I might go back to the Prichard podcast but it was getting tiring with Conrad trying to represent the smart wrestling fans and grilling the "evil WWE corporate puppet" every episode. They didn't have that gimmick in the first few episodes where it was really good.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 31, 2017, 06:30:15 AM
I gave Schiavone a try and loved when he was talking but Conrad, no matter his level of connection or how much he knows about wrestling, has one of the most insufferably annoying voices I've yet to hear.

I've been digging into Squared Circle Gazette a bit more, loving the Monday Night War timeline. Hearing some of the WON/F4W notes about the going's on backstage during this era, when I didn't have any internet access at all is interesting.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on April 18, 2017, 08:45:10 AM
Edge & Christian's show has been pretty good so far.  I've skipped the voicemail stuff, but the interviews with Shane and Beth have been good (haven't listened to The Revival episode yet).
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Tino Standard on April 25, 2017, 08:55:06 AM
A little over a week ago, I had the opportunity to interview Kurt Angle about his recovery from addiction and the program he is involved with now to help others stay clean after getting out of treatment. My story went up today:

https://www.addictionpro.com/article/prescription-drug-abuse/olympian-turned-wwe-star-kurt-angle-relentless-recovery

I'm posting this in the wrestling podcasts thread because after we wrapped up the main part of our call, Angle let me hit him with some wrestling questions for the podcast I host in my spare time. We covered a lot of stuff in 25 minutes.

Stream: http://www.thenailpodcast.com/2017/04/episode-070-kurt-angle-on-his-return-to.html

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nail-in-the-coffin/id1052352853

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/I2hxgwm46b2nprgyfiko7hlomgi

Not gonna lie: It was a little surreal having Kurt Angle calling me at work, but he was really awesome to work with. Hope you guys enjoy the story and the pod.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 25, 2017, 08:56:33 AM
That's awesome! I'll listen to the podcast and read the article as well, I'm a big Angle fan.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 26, 2017, 12:03:17 AM
It's not wrestling-centric, but Ken Anderson (Anderson) has a podcast called Push The Button with comedian David Vox Mullen that's worth a listen. The entire focus is discussion on hot button issues and the kicker is that it's reasonable discourse, not just HOT TAKES.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 10, 2017, 07:27:31 AM
Jim Duggan and Sean Mooney started a podcast
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on June 10, 2017, 12:25:02 PM
Late to the party but seconded on the Schiavone podcast. Highest recommendation. I'm actually going to the live show before GBOF in Dallas to meet him.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on June 13, 2017, 06:31:04 AM
Recently got into the Raven Effect (Raven) and Killing the Town (Lance Storm/Don Callis). The former is entertaining as hell if you're into Raven's sense of humor, and he's just wrapping up stories from his stint in Portland, the latter is a fairly typical breakdown of current wrestling that's elevated with Don's sardonic wit and their rundown of ECW shows.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: strummer on June 13, 2017, 01:39:57 PM
I've been listening to Raven as well. Say what you want but Scott Levy can make even the most mundane wrestling story sound interesting
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Gert on May 21, 2018, 04:33:56 PM
Anyone listened to 83 Weeks w/Eric Bischoff? I have liked the first two episodes, and the Bret Hart episode was good although, I kind of think Conrad described well fans v. people in the business thoughts about Bret Hart.

I'm about to listen to the BATB 2000 show. I think there is going to be a lot of BS going on here. I am dubious to see with what he can say as constructive criticism towards Hulk, especially with Hulk's creative control.

 
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Detective Ventriloquist on May 23, 2018, 10:57:40 AM
Anyone listened to 83 Weeks w/Eric Bischoff? I have liked the first two episodes, and the Bret Hart episode was good although, I kind of think Conrad described well fans v. people in the business thoughts about Bret Hart.

I'm about to listen to the BATB 2000 show. I think there is going to be a lot of BS going on here. I am dubious to see with what he can say as constructive criticism towards Hulk, especially with Hulk's creative control.

I've enjoyed it a lot. I don't know how much is true or not, but I do like that when he knows he fucked up, he'll admit it. Like announcing Mick Foley as champion being the big nail in WCW's coffin as far as ratings goes. Doesn't make an excuse, says he just fucked up and wouldn't do it again.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Thrasher on May 23, 2018, 01:19:53 PM
Anyone listened to 83 Weeks w/Eric Bischoff? I have liked the first two episodes, and the Bret Hart episode was good although, I kind of think Conrad described well fans v. people in the business thoughts about Bret Hart.

I'm about to listen to the BATB 2000 show. I think there is going to be a lot of BS going on here. I am dubious to see with what he can say as constructive criticism towards Hulk, especially with Hulk's creative control.

I'm halfway through the Hart episode. Bischoff shoots down most of what's in Bret's book. I agree that Hart didn't deserve a $3 million contract that was reported.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Damaramu on May 23, 2018, 01:26:59 PM
Meltzer said that he was full of it on the Bret stuff and apparently you can easily find statements he made before that contradict a lot of what he said on the podcast.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on May 23, 2018, 01:34:04 PM
Yeah Bischoff has directly contradicted most of it in the past multiple times. Based on what Bischoff had paid other guys who jumped Bret probably did deserve what he got or close to it. Hindsight is the main reason he doesn't seem to have deserved it.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Thrasher on May 27, 2018, 04:19:55 PM
https://www.patreon.com/whwmonday/memberships

You know I think this site needs a Patreon. It's just so weird that people will pay huge monthly fee to someone who entertains them.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on May 29, 2018, 08:32:05 AM
I tried listening to Schiavone's podcast, but he is bitter with a capital B and the comedy is cringeworthy.  I love their idea of commentating over full PPVs though.  Do any other podcasts do that who aren't hosted by jaded old fucks?

Maybe I'll give it another shot but it definitely didn't leave a good first impression.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Baby Shoes on May 29, 2018, 09:03:30 AM
Prichard has done a couple watch alongs.  Those are the only shows I haven’t really done because I listen to hem while I drive my long commute.  I did their one on the first Survivor Series and I think they have done about three others.

I went from no podcasts at the end of last summer when I wanted to hear an Edge and Christian show interview that led me through E&C and all of Prichard, due to all the hype.  Kinda have cooled down on my interest in that one these days as they are becoming the same.

I’ve fallen behind because I’ve been away on vacation past few weeks but I had listened to the first couple Bischoff when they first aired, as I think Conrad works hard, which then led me to a couple Schiavone.  I never found him bitter in the ones I’ve listened to but again, I’ve picked around the watch along.  I think I did try some of the early ones and heard him getting really creepy about Debra, so that was cool.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Thrasher on May 29, 2018, 09:03:52 AM
After listening to Bischoff's podcasts, I find Conrad insufferable on Tony's. Too many inside jokes are thrown out there so they can sell t shirts.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Detective Ventriloquist on May 29, 2018, 12:32:12 PM
I tried listening to Schiavone's podcast, but he is bitter with a capital B and the comedy is cringeworthy.  I love their idea of commentating over full PPVs though.  Do any other podcasts do that who aren't hosted by jaded old fucks?

Maybe I'll give it another shot but it definitely didn't leave a good first impression.

Not really talking over a PPV, but a couple buddies of mine have a podcast where they take a really shitty PPV, talk about it, then rebook it. One of my friends is a booker for Fully Loaded Wrestling, and he's really good a rebooking those shit shows. They just did December to Dismember from WWECW and they rebooked it to something that could have actually worked.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: JHawk on May 29, 2018, 12:52:08 PM
I tried listening to Schiavone's podcast, but he is bitter with a capital B and the comedy is cringeworthy.  I love their idea of commentating over full PPVs though.  Do any other podcasts do that who aren't hosted by jaded old fucks?

Maybe I'll give it another shot but it definitely didn't leave a good first impression.
I actually have one called Not Ready for Prime Time Wrestling where we do something similar.  We rarely do full PPVs (my co-host has attention issues) and there's too much dead air particularly when we watch something we like, but we are positive when warranted (and jaded when we're not).

I'm actually a big fan of Tony's podcast and wish I could have gotten mine launched before they switched to the watch along format.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on May 29, 2018, 12:58:06 PM
I listened to more of the episode (it was the Slamboree '93 one) and it was better, but I much prefer them to talk more about the actual show than shilling stuff.  I know they have to and there's only so much you can talk about barnburners like the Slamboree '93 card, but it was getting a bit much at points (save that shit for the end of the show).  Plus, Tony has the crotchety old man "guys back then knew how to WORK, goddamnit!" attitude and that's a put off to me.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: JHawk on May 29, 2018, 01:03:40 PM
My biggest issue with all of Conrad's podcasts is

Conrad:  "It was reported in the Observer..."

Bruce/Tony/Eric:  "Fuck Dave Meltzer!"

::bunch of fanboys hate tweet Meltzer because he was "wrong" about something that was proven right decades ago::
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Damaramu on May 29, 2018, 02:27:41 PM
And Meltzer can't help but respond so everyone ends up having to see that shit and be annoyed by it.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on June 02, 2018, 07:30:58 AM
So after listening to more, I've done a 360 (brother) on Schiavone's podcast.  It's pretty good the 90% of the time they rag on how stupid WCW was and talk about that era which makes the 10% of "Fuck Meltzer/I'm old and cranky" much more palatable.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on June 02, 2018, 08:16:08 AM
https://www.patreon.com/whwmonday/memberships

You know I think this site needs a Patreon. It's just so weird that people will pay huge monthly fee to someone who entertains them.

Is it really that much weirder than how many people expect to be entertained for free?
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Detective Ventriloquist on June 02, 2018, 10:22:46 AM
So after listening to more, I've done a 360 (brother) on Schiavone's podcast.  It's pretty good the 90% of the time they rag on how stupid WCW was and talk about that era which makes the 10% of "Fuck Meltzer/I'm old and cranky" much more palatable.

I hope this was a joke about something. I think you mean 180?
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on June 02, 2018, 10:48:27 AM
https://youtu.be/nnWDdbXH3DM

I watched this video before posting and somehow had it in my head that Hogan once said "he did a 360 turn brother and went against me". 

IT WAS A HORRIBLE JOKE, OK?  STOP SHAMING ME!

In other news, I started listening to the Halloween Havoc '95 episode and I'm fully on board.  "Call the hotline, 1-900-909-9900.  Don't get your parent's permission because fuck them!"  DGAF Tony Schiavone is kinda great.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Detective Ventriloquist on June 02, 2018, 11:47:17 AM
Haha. No problem. It just reminded me of Jason Kidd's interview when he joined the Nets and said his joining the team was going to turn them around  360 degrees.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: BorneAgain on June 02, 2018, 11:58:59 AM
I just figured it was a Last Action Hero reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiCF1QdyxhM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiCF1QdyxhM)
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on June 06, 2018, 11:42:40 AM
Because I listen to way too many fucking podcasts (though honestly I've unsubscribed from a bunch and a few update only once a month or so) I also started listening to Keep it 2000 because they're doing what I started doing (watching 2000 Nitro chronologically) but lasted MUCH longer than I did.  Plus, they basically set it up as MST3K with Russo and Nash as the Mads and I appreciate that.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Damaramu on June 20, 2018, 01:15:02 AM
My biggest issue with all of Conrad's podcasts is

Conrad:  "It was reported in the Observer..."

Bruce/Tony/Eric:  "Fuck Dave Meltzer!"

::bunch of fanboys hate tweet Meltzer because he was "wrong" about something that was proven right decades ago::

I tried to give 83 Weeks another honest listen, but I can't get past the constant Meltzer/Alvarez/Anyone Critical of Eric bashing. If you listen to him he was a damn angel and everything that happened at WCW was out of his control and Dave just made stuff up and lied.

I know there's plenty of things you can criticize Dave on but I do not believe for one second he makes things up or lies. I do believe that Eric is completely full of shit though because some of his statements on this show contradict his book and things he's said in the past.

Also they take some of what Dave said (like Mabel being the third man) completely out of context and all the fanboys rush to hate tweet without actually seeing the context in the Observer. I remember seeing someone tweet the actual passage from the Observer which completely contradicted what Eric said and people were still misreading it, ignoring it and propping Eric up. It was mind boggling.


I need to find some podcasts outside of wrestling. Something more history oriented. Video game stuff too that isn't filled with nerd rage incels.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 20, 2018, 01:55:22 PM
My favorite is still Edge and Christian.  It is goofy most of the time but I just enjoy it.  I usually listen when I drive and as I had a few things going on where I wasn't really driving for the past month, I fell way behind but I've been steamrolling through theirs.  They keep it pretty short as I think they roughly are close to an hour or hour and a half with the longest one I can recall being two hours.

So in the past week I caught up on the Cody episode, Tommy Blancha, a quick Q&A show, mostly through the EC3 show from two weeks ago which is super fun (because I am an EC3 mark) and then last week which I should start tomorrow was a Brood reunion with Gangrel.  They usually are candid enough you get some fun, expected stories.

I feel like having this big gap the shows Conrad produces are going to feel like a chore to get back on track because I feel like the success of Something to Wrestle has made Bruce more insufferable lately.  The early episodes he was too defensive and then there was a really good stretch where he was open and still felt as humble as he could be, even though he could be a dumbass on a lot of things.  Basically since WWE let him come back this year for RAW 25 I feel like he has gotten less likable.

Bischoff is Bischoff but I only listened to like the first two before I got sidetracked but I know some of the episodes they have make me curious, even to hear his bullshit side of the story.  I guess some of his comments pissed Bret off but then Bret went on a bunch of other rants right after making him sound as nuts as he usually sounds too.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: LaParkaYourCar on June 21, 2018, 08:35:08 AM
My favorite is still Edge and Christian.  It is goofy most of the time but I just enjoy it.  I usually listen when I drive and as I had a few things going on where I wasn't really driving for the past month, I fell way behind but I've been steamrolling through theirs.  They keep it pretty short as I think they roughly are close to an hour or hour and a half with the longest one I can recall being two hours.

So in the past week I caught up on the Cody episode, Tommy Blancha, a quick Q&A show, mostly through the EC3 show from two weeks ago which is super fun (because I am an EC3 mark) and then last week which I should start tomorrow was a Brood reunion with Gangrel.  They usually are candid enough you get some fun, expected stories.

I feel like having this big gap the shows Conrad produces are going to feel like a chore to get back on track because I feel like the success of Something to Wrestle has made Bruce more insufferable lately.  The early episodes he was too defensive and then there was a really good stretch where he was open and still felt as humble as he could be, even though he could be a dumbass on a lot of things.  Basically since WWE let him come back this year for RAW 25 I feel like he has gotten less likable.

Bischoff is Bischoff but I only listened to like the first two before I got sidetracked but I know some of the episodes they have make me curious, even to hear his bullshit side of the story.  I guess some of his comments pissed Bret off but then Bret went on a bunch of other rants right after making him sound as nuts as he usually sounds too.

I love Edge & Christian's. The problem is I listen to podcasts in my car because I do a lot of driving for my job and Christian is so soft spoken that I sometimes can't hear him over the road noise. The guy needs to learn to project his voice more. I haven't listened to Bischoff's but I had to stop listening to Prichard's. He became insufferable. I think Jim Cornette put it best when he called Prichard's podcast "the sports entertainment of podcasts" because of all the bullshitting Bruce does.

I see a lot of people mentioning wrestler hosted podcasts, but I recently started listening to PPV review podcasts and I love The New Generation Project and Attitude Era podcasts. New Gen especially has great hosts. Their chemistry and humor is perfect. They're British, so sometimes you have to put up with cricket talk at the start, but once they get into the actual show it's great.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Gert on June 21, 2018, 11:18:24 AM
My favorite is still Edge and Christian.  It is goofy most of the time but I just enjoy it.  I usually listen when I drive and as I had a few things going on where I wasn't really driving for the past month, I fell way behind but I've been steamrolling through theirs.  They keep it pretty short as I think they roughly are close to an hour or hour and a half with the longest one I can recall being two hours.

So in the past week I caught up on the Cody episode, Tommy Blancha, a quick Q&A show, mostly through the EC3 show from two weeks ago which is super fun (because I am an EC3 mark) and then last week which I should start tomorrow was a Brood reunion with Gangrel.  They usually are candid enough you get some fun, expected stories.

I feel like having this big gap the shows Conrad produces are going to feel like a chore to get back on track because I feel like the success of Something to Wrestle has made Bruce more insufferable lately.  The early episodes he was too defensive and then there was a really good stretch where he was open and still felt as humble as he could be, even though he could be a dumbass on a lot of things.  Basically since WWE let him come back this year for RAW 25 I feel like he has gotten less likable.

Bischoff is Bischoff but I only listened to like the first two before I got sidetracked but I know some of the episodes they have make me curious, even to hear his bullshit side of the story.  I guess some of his comments pissed Bret off but then Bret went on a bunch of other rants right after making him sound as nuts as he usually sounds too.

That's an interesting take and one I had not really thought of in regards to Bruce. I think with Bruce it's the combination of being so deep in the inner circle and now being back on the payroll that he is more insufferable. I don't blame him for that and I hate the "sell out" comments he and Conrad receive. That said his over the top Meltzer bashing does get tiring. Anybody who left the company on bad terms is all on them.

I like the Bischoff podcasts, although I do worry now that since Hogan was on the last podcast that Conrad won't hold Bischoff's feet to the fire enough in regards to Hogan. While I agree with both EB's and Tony's stance that Hogan saved WCW from a quicker death, I think neither will be honest about how Hogan was a detriment to the company.

If you do listen to 83 Weeks, listen to Talk is Jericho where he does a 2 hour podcast talking about Bischoff's thoughts with Conrad.

Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Thrasher on June 21, 2018, 06:35:54 PM
If you do listen to 83 Weeks, listen to Talk is Jericho where he does a 2 hour podcast talking about Bischoff's thoughts with Conrad.

I did that. Jericho talks about how disorganized WCW was. I didn't know he was responsible for all that stuff in DC when he was feuding with Malenko. I also didn't know the Goldberg was scheduled time off the same time Jericho was supposed to face him on PPV.

I used to listen to TIJ a long time ago and I ended up listening to his episode about Benoit. I was surprised that Jericho and Dave got events and dates wrong. I figured both would do their homework. He talked about when the Radicalz left and it's funny that Saturn ends up getting the Benoit treatment cause he isn't mentioned in the group. All those guys alledgely re upped with WCW before they left because they thought if they were going to be miserable they should get paid. This doesn't make sense because they could have talked to Vince sooner and jumped earlier. Jericho mused about how they were pigeoned holed as midcarders.  I think Benoit had few runs in the main event as Horseman so they all weren't midcarders. Also, Jericho thought Hogan should have worked with Benoit.


I can only imagine...
"Brother I ain't never taken a German Suplex and I never will."
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcastshttp://culturecrossfire.com/forums/Themes/default
Post by: God King Emperor Kamala on July 29, 2018, 03:54:41 PM
I am listening to the Ultimo Dragon episode of Talk is Jericho.

It is weird how effective Jericho's attempt to speak Japanese accented broken English is on episodes of his show where he speaks to Japanese wrestlers. He did same thing on Nakamura episode.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Harley Quinn on July 30, 2018, 07:04:24 AM
Been watching the podcasts? on WWE Network of Prichard and Conrad and they're mostly okay although I'm not a fan of Conrad at all. He's way too scripted, just adhering right to the questions he wants to ask, rather than being more freelance and letting Prichard branch off comments/remarks that he makes and maybe pursuing different tracks.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Thrasher on July 30, 2018, 07:57:21 AM
https://www.patreon.com/whwmonday/memberships

You know I think this site needs a Patreon. It's just so weird that people will pay huge monthly fee to someone who entertains them.

Is it really that much weirder than how many people expect to be entertained for free?

No but there are ads on the podcast and they sell shirts.

Why not get another mortgage? http://www.savewithbruce.com/
I can't believe this is real and people sign up with them.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 31, 2018, 12:29:27 AM
https://www.patreon.com/whwmonday/memberships

You know I think this site needs a Patreon. It's just so weird that people will pay huge monthly fee to someone who entertains them.

Is it really that much weirder than how many people expect to be entertained for free?

I chip in on patreon for a couple different show. None of the wrestling ones though. Holy balls, the something to wrestle patreon tiers start at $9. Far and away the highest starting level I’ve seen on a patreon. We Hate Movies is my favorite podcast and their tiers end at $8 for all the extra content they offer. 
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Thrasher on July 31, 2018, 03:12:44 PM
That's actually what I object to the most is that the tiers are too high for the content produced but I guess if a bunch of marks want to spend money then fine.

I was thinking the other day, isn't Bischoff above doing a podcast? He produces shows and he ran a successful promotion for 1.75 years. I couldn't see Vince or Verne doing a podcast on a weekly basis.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: snuffbox on August 17, 2018, 02:35:16 AM
I'm finally getting with the 90s. I listen to 2 podcasts now. Been following Sean Mooney's since last year (several episodes behind but oh well). And now I'm listening to the 'Jobbing With Josh' podcast linked below. He covers the national scene generally and the Upper Midwest indies specifically.

https://prowrestlingiowa.podbean.com/e/jobbing-with-josh-episode-13/
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: KingPK on August 17, 2018, 03:51:14 AM
I've kinda fell off Schiavone's podcast because I've become one of those people who think Conrad is a fucking dingus.  Plus, the whole "Rifftrax a PPV" format can be hit or miss with them struggling to fill the time and going off on uninteresting tangents.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Dramatic Pizza on August 17, 2018, 04:47:49 AM
I stopped listening to Schiavone's podcast months ago. I can't stand Conrad and his sense of humor is awful. It feels like a shitty shock jock radio show with all the trying to hard to be edgy jokes and the MST 3000/Rifftrax format doesn't work for three hour ppvs.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Thrasher on August 17, 2018, 06:36:13 AM
I stopped listening to Schiavone's podcast months ago. I can't stand Conrad and his sense of humor is awful. It feels like a shitty shock jock radio show with all the trying to hard to be edgy jokes and the MST 3000/Rifftrax format doesn't work for three hour ppvs.

Conrad: Look who we have here, Brutus "The Fucking" Barber Beefcake. That's a great idea for a shirt.

https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/whw
What a great selection of crap.

The podcast has 5 million shirts and none of them have drawn a dime.



By the way, Bill Apter has a podcast now. It's called The Apter Chat and his first guest is the biggest name in pro wrestling till he was outed as a racist, Hulk Hogan.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Gert on December 11, 2018, 06:11:55 PM
83 Weeks finally covered Starrcade '97; which was pretty much the most important thing for Bischoff to cover.

First, it was unreal how much gate and merchandise money WCW was making around this time. Second I think EB is very much like Greg Anderson to Hulk Hogan's Barry Bonds. Totally sat on the grenade for much of he controversial stuff. I think Conrad was actually very fair in raking EB through the coals.

Hogan is easily EB's biggest blind spot. He is such a mark for Hogan and he can say they are such great friends, but even as he tries to tip toe around not being involved in the finishes, he pretty much acknowledges how they changed the finish during the day and can't really dispute Nick Patrick's version of the events of the day.

Great podcast, and I wish Conrad would have asked one or two more questions regarding the six man tag and the Sting-Hogan match.
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 25, 2019, 12:11:26 PM
I've probably mentioned I mainly listen to Prichard and Edge and Christian and if I am caught up, I sprinkle in Bischoff with the occasional Schiavone if it isn't a watch along.  I listen during my long commute so even Prichard, I haven't done any of the several watch alongs.

I was pretty burnt out on Bischoff so I decided to try out the Major Wrestling Figures podcast, which is the newish podcast that Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins do about their love of WWE toys.  I had been Zack Ryder since his ECW run and loved when he did Z! True Long Island story, so I figured I'd listen.  They talk a lot about the WWE toys that I grew up on and I collect stuff from the current line as display pieces here and there because they at times makes some really unique and cool stuff.

The show is actually better than I expected. They are complete dorks but the podcasts are short and it has a mix of some the nostalgia of the toys while they also go on some tangents with some behind the scenes junk too. 
Title: Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
Post by: Brodypedia on February 02, 2019, 05:22:36 AM
I've kinda fell off Schiavone's podcast because I've become one of those people who think Conrad is a fucking dingus.  Plus, the whole "Rifftrax a PPV" format can be hit or miss with them struggling to fill the time and going off on uninteresting tangents.

This week's Clash ep is worth it for around the 55 min mark where Conrad tells of how he and Bruce had recently been to a Colorado show where their ride was a former indy geek who was a "dick dancer". The driver got drunk later on and proceeded to tell them about how he sexual dominated an old man after the dude offered him enough money. 

/Wrasslin!