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Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
« Reply #250 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.

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« Reply #251 on: June 02, 2018, 08:16:08 AM »
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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?

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« Reply #252 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?
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« Reply #253 on: June 02, 2018, 10:48:27 AM »


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.

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« Reply #254 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.
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« Reply #255 on: June 02, 2018, 11:58:59 AM »
I just figured it was a Last Action Hero reference:


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« Reply #256 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.

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« Reply #257 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.
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« Reply #258 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.
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« Reply #259 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.
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« Reply #260 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.


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Re: Wrestling audio or podcasts
« Reply #261 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.


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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.

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« Reply #263 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.

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« Reply #264 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.

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« Reply #265 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. 

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« Reply #266 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.
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« Reply #267 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/

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« Reply #268 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.

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« Reply #269 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.

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« Reply #270 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.

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« Reply #271 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.

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« Reply #272 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. 
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« Reply #273 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. 

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« Reply #275 on: August 02, 2019, 07:40:41 AM »
I listen to the Hawkins and Ryder podcast.  They both can be annoying and overbearing at times but I usually am entertained in some way.  This week there are frequent interruptions by a seemingly drunk Heath Slater and I am more amused than usual
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« Reply #276 on: August 08, 2019, 02:41:16 AM »
Haven’t seen it mentioned here yet but Conrad Thompson announced he is starting a podcast with Arn Anderson this fall.  So every weekday will have a Conrad podcast at that point.
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« Reply #277 on: August 08, 2019, 03:29:17 AM »
Arn's kind of notorious for not breaking kayfabe. So this could go in a number of directions.

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« Reply #278 on: August 08, 2019, 03:33:29 AM »
Yeah, Arn is not someone I would expect for this so I may try it out of curiosity.

I had to take a break from the Conrad podcasts for a while after getting sick of Bischoff and Bruce.  I never listen to Schiavone because it is almost all watch along and I never do the watch along, I listen on my commute.

JR is okay because he isn’t as much of a phony as the others.  It has its moments.  I’ve eased back into Bruce but I don’t know if I can go back to the Bischoff one.  That’s the one that feels the most useless and has the least amount of gems whether content or entertainment.

I will say I’m about half an hour into the Harley Race tribute from JR that got released today and there are some good things already, particularly the disguised voice story.
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« Reply #279 on: August 08, 2019, 04:38:52 AM »
Gotta mention Jaxl is literally working on a bunch of these podcasts. Local boy makes good.

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« Reply #280 on: August 08, 2019, 04:40:57 AM »
I didn't start the JR podcast until last month. It actually isn't too bad because Conrad can reign him in if he gets too negative. I also admire JR for his honesty about when Vince & crew hurt his feelings.


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« Reply #281 on: August 09, 2019, 01:18:59 PM »
Yeah, Arn is not someone I would expect for this so I may try it out of curiosity.

I had to take a break from the Conrad podcasts for a while after getting sick of Bischoff and Bruce.  I never listen to Schiavone because it is almost all watch along and I never do the watch along, I listen on my commute.

JR is okay because he isn’t as much of a phony as the others.  It has its moments.  I’ve eased back into Bruce but I don’t know if I can go back to the Bischoff one.  That’s the one that feels the most useless and has the least amount of gems whether content or entertainment.

I will say I’m about half an hour into the Harley Race tribute from JR that got released today and there are some good things already, particularly the disguised voice story.

That's what I like about J.R.'s podcast with Conrad. J.R. is the only one of Conrad's co-hosts that don't come off like a bullshitter or spend half the time whining about Meltzer. (Although to be fair, I still haven't listened to the Schiavone one yet.)
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« Reply #282 on: August 11, 2019, 07:00:53 PM »
Schiavone isn't much of a bullshitter, he's actually really self-deprecating but he absolutely spends 5-10 minutes of any given podcast bitching about Meltzer.

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« Reply #283 on: August 12, 2019, 12:57:43 AM »
I actually didn't enjoy JR's Harley episode compared to most weeks.  He and Race only crossed over for 2 years or so in WCW, so there wasn't much for personal stories. It felt like Conrad reading Race's wiki and JR saying things. I can't recall off hand the story but there was one JR comment that was clearly him just BSing when the actual story was fairly well known. 

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« Reply #284 on: August 12, 2019, 02:52:15 AM »
I agree with that, Brody.  I just don’t have a ton of history on Race myself so I enjoyed the stories like the rub-ins with the cops or the robbery at the restaurant.
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« Reply #285 on: August 13, 2019, 03:49:28 AM »
https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Immortal-Hulk-Hogan

Just hearing what Hogan's body has gone through just at 66 years old to start the podcast is pretty harrowing stuff. One of those things that we see these sports athletes/wrestlers at 20-40 years old and then hearing about the aftermath of the physical toll :(

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« Reply #286 on: August 29, 2019, 11:48:45 AM »
Anyone following the Dinner With The King fiasco?

I was lapsed on the pod and changed my device that I subscribe to the RSS to late last month and had issues downloading recent episodes.  In fact the hosting site PodAvenue doesn’t even exist anymore!

I sent a Twitter DM to Lawler’s co-host through the pod’s account about all of this and got no response, and wondered WTF happened.

And OOOOOHHHH BOY what a shit show it turned out to be once I did a little digging.

Turns out the co-host, Glenn Moore, was selling Lawler memorabilia (mostly shirts and commissioned artwork) for high-end prices without King’s consent or knowledge.  And more importantly stiffing buyers of the products complete with endless runaround style back-and-forth conversations about shipping and such, including a charity organization.

Things get murky timeline wise about when King found out, or how deep things were as one interview King said he fired Moore back in December but the pod was active through March, and Moore was still hawking stuff on the show’s behalf through June.  Then in early July news started breaking, Lawler made the rounds that included local (Memphis) TV news.

At that point Moore went radio silence/off the grid and hasn’t been heard from since (usually tweeted about wrestling and Cleveland sports)!

Interestingly, in mid-July Lawler made social media posts saying he’d try to make everything right with those whom Moore had scammed, but according to articles floating around a few weeks ago Lawler has been silent on the subject since! 

Granted its been suggested that its for the best that Lawler not get into more legal controversies while his lawsuit over Brian Christopher’s death hasn’t been resolved yet, but it is strange that King has been completely silent on the issue for over a month since saying he’d work with those that were scammed, including the charity organization.

Anyway, certainly a bizarre way for a podcast to “podfade*”

*Term for a podcast that ceases production without any notice or warning from the host (whether its an actual farewell episode, or a social media posting, etc).

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« Reply #287 on: August 29, 2019, 12:30:26 PM »
Yeah, that’s not the first time Glenn Moore has gotten into hot water. I don’t remember the particulars, but he was previously a sportswriter with cleveland.com, and I don’t think that ended amicably either. Plagiarizing, if I recall correctly.

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« Reply #288 on: August 30, 2019, 01:54:50 PM »
Yeah, that’s not the first time Glenn Moore has gotten into hot water. I don’t remember the particulars, but he was previously a sportswriter with cleveland.com, and I don’t think that ended amicably either. Plagiarizing, if I recall correctly.

Speaking of scummy, PodAvenue was shuttered, which like I  hadn’t listened since...actually right around Brian’s death I think.  Been meaning to, but a lot of things going on, and so many pods to listen to.  And I just chalked no episodes since May up to a busy early summer, or whatever, for one or both. 

BUT, their Patreon is STILL ACTIVE!  That’s scummy!  Granted when I quit last night there were just two others, so I’ll assume they were in the same boat as I am, didn’t realize that shit had gone down.  I probably should, and just might report it to Patreon, but there are other “creators” that are still active, even though the non-Patreon part of their project is completed, and I gather there is no way to get a hold of a creator whom had gone radio silent since June.

But still...couldn’t hurt to try.

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« Reply #289 on: August 30, 2019, 02:01:17 PM »
I was intrigued by the CM Punk episode of JR's show that dropped yesterday.  Haven't quite finished it yet but I'd have to say this was my least favorite episode of Grillin' JR yet.  Don't think he said anything of substance and to his credit, unlike all of Conrad's other hosts who would lie and make stuff up, JR mostly just speculates and doesn't say anything new, of substance or interesting.  Felt like I was hearing the same thing over and over again to the point I actually stopped where I left off from yesterday, listened to some of my stuff that got released today, and have to go back to finish the rest of this.

I looked back through the archive because I feel like this will be the trend in any of the biography style shows with JR.  He is probably better off sticking to event specific shows unless it is someone he would have more personal stories with, like Dusty.
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« Reply #290 on: August 30, 2019, 02:02:44 PM »
I was intrigued by the CM Punk episode of JR's show that dropped yesterday.  Haven't quite finished it yet but I'd have to say this was my least favorite episode of Grillin' JR yet.  Don't think he said anything of substance and to his credit, unlike all of Conrad's other hosts who would lie and make stuff up, JR mostly just speculates and doesn't say anything new, of substance or interesting.  Felt like I was hearing the same thing over and over again to the point I actually stopped where I left off from yesterday, listened to some of my stuff that got released today, and have to go back to finish the rest of this.

I looked back through the archive because I feel like this will be the trend in any of the biography style shows with JR.  He is probably better off sticking to event specific shows unless it is someone he would have more personal stories with, like Dusty.

Yeah, it was kinda of a meh episode, but I did get a laugh out of the revelation that Triple H thought Punk had a fat ass.
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« Reply #291 on: September 09, 2019, 03:26:12 AM »
In news that will only excite Baby Shoes, Wes Brisco is gonna have a podcast.

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« Reply #292 on: September 09, 2019, 05:17:17 AM »
In news that will only excite Baby Shoes, Wes Brisco is gonna have a podcast.

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« Reply #293 on: September 14, 2019, 01:24:07 PM »

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« Reply #294 on: September 14, 2019, 02:06:47 PM »
I'm curious to try Arn's show but I have very little expectations.

I also never did podcasts before really starting with Prichard's in late 2017.  I've found with the wrestling podcasts that I just get irritated and burned out by most of them.  I had a stretch where I couldn't listen to the Conrad podcasts anymore when it was Prichard and Bischoff (I never really listen to Schiavone since they turned to full watch alongs seeing those are like the only ones of Bruce I've never done).  I never got back to Bischoff because he usually frustrates me and never says anything new or interesting.  Even with Bruce's nonsense there is an interesting nugget here and there.  Whether it is true or not is another story.

I had enjoyed Hawkins and Ryder but they can get irritating at times.  This week's was really bad because they let the indy guy that works on Hawkins' school promotion that does their editing and stuff on and he was awful.  He hadn't really bothered me the times he's popped in here and there but he was super obnoxious when they had him on the whole show and kinda came across as the guy that has let the success of the show as I know they are now paying him which I think may be replacing his day job since they went all in on Patreon and all the merch stuff their fans tend to buy.

Maybe it is just listening to these people so much without anyone really trained on programming but it is just the same draining repetitive stuff.  JR is usually the least offensive but I usually roll my eyes or swear in the car when he starts doing his little "thimble balls" thing.
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« Reply #295 on: Today at 12:40:41 AM »
I loved Colt Cabana's because it was simple. Intro, short ads, full interview. And typically it only ran an hour. All these wrestling podcasts that are all 2+ hours and all hosted by Conrad Thompson with the same format, ad breaks, etc. are tiresome.