Our Impact Therapy group needed some therapy from their therapy, so we’re returning to our regularly-scheduled podcasting. This week Mad Mike and Sorg are joined by Honey Badger and Lola Bradbury to get some perspective on current things in wrestling, including:
Sorg went to a tech and podcast conference – – and saw Colt Cabana.
In case you missed it, WWE is focusing on women with their recent announcements.
We’re talking some thoughts on an all women PPV.
Is this women’s PPV in response to the Greatest Royal Rumble where there were NO women?
Who should be the commentary team for WWE Evolution?
Sometimes the WWE mold doesn’t fit. Thankfully it’s constantly evolving and we’re seeing new things.
Elias made it to some top charts with his debut CD.
RIP to Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Lawler, and Brickhouse Brown.
Kaiju has a Kickstarter – and Sorg wants everyone to get on board.
Matt Cross visited the OG Lucha Underground temple.
Cody Rhodes offered to help a fan get to All In.
Mad Mike is pitching the PERFECT John Morrison merch!
This week’s Big Question – What is your dream main event for WWE Evolution?
Honey Badger had an interesting experience at Revenge Pro.
We’ve got a special treat this week as we’re joined by Wrestle Zone’s Ross Berman! He is joined by our in-studio guest Jaye Cooper, as well as our usual group of wrestling fans with Sorg, Larry, and Bobby. This week’s topics include:
Ross has been covering the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial. We’ve got him on the podcast to share a little bit of what he’s been seeing.
Podcasters and interviewers alike have been in the crosshairs awaiting the turnout of the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial.
Podcasts, in general, are entertainment – when someone frames it as fact-checked journalism, it can cause harm.
A wrestling journalist having to switch gears to trial coverage?
Covering New Japan is what prepared Ross for the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial coverage.
Ross covers New Japan, which brings us to Larry CANCELLING his WWE Network app!
New Japan has been doing a bit lately – including some title changes and some reach to American and European audiences.
Money in the Bank is just around the corner – as in THIS WEEKEND. We’re sharing some thoughts and speculations.
AJ Styles v Nakamura for Money in the Bank? WWE is doing the same stuff we’d be seeing in New Japan!
Has anyone checked to see if Brock Lesnar is still alive? We haven’t seen him in a couple months.
We’re making some Money in the Bank predictions.
The sons of IRS are facing each other, and we’re pretty excited about it.
This week’s big question: If you had the ability to give a Money in the Bank briefcase to ANYONE in wrestling, who would it be?
NXT Takeover is ALSO this weekend. We’re sharing some thoughts and predictions.
OH: Lars Sullivan is great! I want to see him win the title at a house show!
Lars Sullivan is what Snitsky should have been.
What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?BONUS: Recommendation from our guest, Ross Berman: Check out David Starr v Mike Quackenbush if you get a chance.
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Indy Mayhem Show 189: The Oil Wrestler
We learn about the long heritage of Turkish Oil Wrestling with the people behind the upcoming film “The Oil Wrestler” narrated by Colt Cabana. We chat with the subject of the film, Gokhan Mekik and director Brian Felsen about this film that follows Gokhan as he discovers and prepares to participate in the 600 year old tournament in Turkey.
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Mid Week War 5/5/16: Ring Of Honor Wrestling
This week, Mad Mike and Eamon look at Ring Of Honor matches from Honor Rising in Japan, including an 8 Man Tag Team match & The Briscoe Brothers vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows. Also, a look at the Jay Lethal Colt Cabana match at the upcoming PPV.
Jeremy Meyer of ProWrestlingTees.com joins the show to discuss the roots of the web site, becoming the go to place for shirts for independent wrestlers, growing into the bigger names, new lines with Clotheslined Apparel, Armbar, and Wrestle Roos, and more!
Eamon Paton (@eamon2please) discusses Inspire Pro Wrestling and Chikara Pro in Battle Wars 2 and the viral video that came out of it, Michael Sorg discusses the Renegade Wrestling Alliance vs TNA Impact Wrestling in the Pittsburgh area this weekend, and more from around the indys!
Share your feelings on indy wrestling and tell us who we should talk to on the show via e-mail at[email protected]
If you are in Pittsburgh, you got to go to Slice on Broadway and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com/Twitter: @pgh_slice)
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Wrestling Mayhem Show 276: Curly Bill and His Whore-ding Rangers
DJLunchbox, Mad Mike, The WrestleFan and Sorg are back and blown away about the CM Punk promo from RAW slamming WWE on his way out. Or are we? Plus we talk about TNA IMPACT and if wrestling really matters.
We are joined this week by Jon Towers and David Fairhead, creators of the upcoming comic WZSA, World Zombie Wrestling Association, the prospect of zombies and wrestling, explore the world of wrestling comics, including those from WWE and WCW, and real zombies in wrestling. Find out more about their current projects at jonnyaxx.com
This is Episode 276 for Tuesday, June 21, 2011. You can get the episode here on Talkshoe, Blip.tv subscribe to the audio or video versions on iTunes, look us up on Youtube, Roku, or Boxee, and as always, stay tuned to www.wrestlingmayhemshow.com for the latest! The Wrestling Mayhem Show is recorded live and can be heard/viewed from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern on live.sorgatronmedia.com. Let us know what you think of the show, and your thoughts on the wrestling world by emailing us at [email protected]!
Wrestling Mayhem Show 260: They Call Him Boom Boom
WrestleFan, DJLunchbox, and Sorg welcome back an accent wearing Mayhem Missie, Mayhemer and wrestler David DiMera on a show of mayhem and wrestling talk. Jake Garrett joins us to talk Pittsburgh indy wrestling, and we pick his brain on the ups and downs of what’s out there today, been out there before, TNA, gimmicks, NWA Champ Colt Cabana, and more. We tackle Shark Boy, Jersey Shore and wrestling, and Mad Mike says nice things about TNA????
This is Episode 260 for Tuesday, March 1, 2011. You can get the episode here on Talkshoe, Blip.tvsubscribe to the audio or video versions on iTunes, look us up on Youtube, Roku, or Boxee, and as always, stay tuned to www.wrestlingmayhemshow.comfor the latest! The Wrestling Mayhem Show is recorded live and can be heard/viewed from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern on live.sorgatronmedia.com. Let us know what you think of the show, and your thoughts on the wrestling world by emailing us at [email protected]! Don’t forget you can find links related to the show’s news stories and more at our Delicious Links Page for Episode 260
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A Dozen Reasons Why Colt Cabana is AWESOME
By: Mayhem Missy
After a 3 year absence, Colt Cabana made his return to the IWC (International Wrestling Cartel) at their 8th annual Super Indy Tournament this past May. This was the first time I had seen him since his WWE release, and I was reminded of just how AWESOME he really is. Based on his performance at the two-day Super Indy event, as well as his past adventures in both WWE and ROH, I have compiled a dozen of the many reasons why Colt Cabana is one of my favorite wrestlers in the business today.
Those reasons are (in no particular order):
1. He has a very entertaining character and a ton of charisma.
Most professional wrestling fans will admit that a very large portion of the sport is the entertainment aspect. Some may evens say it’s more important than the athletic talent (see John Cena and Hulk Hogan). “Classic” Colt Cabana / Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana, the nickname change doesn’t matter – he has that loveable personality that you need to get a crowd to care about who you are.
2. He is very athletic and talented in the ring.
Yes, he has the charisma, the hilarious character, AND he is awesome when he’s in the ring doing business. He has impressive speed and agility for a guy his size. He’s a very talented athlete who’s matches I have always enjoyed watching.
3. His blogs.
Here, I am largely referring to the creative and hilariously entertaining blogs he would post on his WWE Universe page while he was with the company. The subject matter combined with the completely real and un-edited pictures made them must-reads.
4. The Second City Saints.
If this stable name doesn’t mean anything to you, then do yourself a favor and peek into the ROH history to find out what you missed. Colt Cabana + CM Punk + Ace Steel = AWESOME. The tag-team of Cabana and Punk always guaranteed you a good match and the out-of-ring antics of all three of them were just as good. The chemistry between these guys was just perfect.
5. His multiple personalities.
Colt Cabana and Matt Classic (of WSX fame) are NOT the same person, so please quit accusing him of that! (Catch my drift?)
6. His wardrobe.
Polka dots, Kamala t-shirts, and most recently new to me his ‘pro wrestling’ tights complete with wrestling moves written all over make Cabana one of the best dressed wrestlers out there. Don’t forget the headbands! Cabanarama forever!
7. The way he treats his fans.
Have you ever met the guy? The humor and charming personality you see in the ring is exactly how I’ve experienced he interacts with his fans. Personally, I haven’t encountered too many professional wrestlers who aren’t cordial to the fans, but Cabana goes above and beyond just smiling and saying thank you. I’m fairly certain I recall seeing video footage of him helping an elderly woman cross the street – it doesn’t get much nicer than that!
8. The ROH feud with Homicide.
This rivalry was intense and led to some crazy hardcore matches between the two. There was gasoline, ladders, tables, and even a ring full of chairs hand-thrown there from the ROH fans. This is a prime example of the type of competitor Cabana can be. It shows off a side of him I hadn’t seen before. Don’t let the polka dots fool you, this guy is tough!
9. “Good Times, Great Memories”
Many shenanigans were had on Cabana’s very own ROH talk show. I highly recommend the one with Bobby Heenan or the one with “Dusty Rhodes.” That is also the name of his ROH Best Of… dvd, which is well worth the money and includes those two shows I just mentioned. Good stuff!
10. “What’s Crackin’?”
Although short lived, “What’s Crackin’?” was one of the ways Colt Cabana was able to shine during his time in the WWE. It was an online show so I can’t really comment on whether it was popular or not, but it was good! Cabana took the opportunity he was given and made it an entertaining segment. Too bad it couldn’t have lasted longer.
11. His dance moves.
Whether it is a dance off with Too Cold Scorpio or a strut off with Larry Sweeney, Colt Cabana never fails to bust out a good dance move. Yet another reason that he is an AWESOME entertainer!
12. He brings his comedy into the ring.
Last but certainly not least, I wanted to mention how well Cabana is able to carry his personality with him even after the bell sounds. I think this is something that is rarely found in WWE matches. There’s no reason you can’t squeeze in some extra laughs at the beginning of a match. The Rock was funny, yes, but do you remember laughing during any of his matches? Okay okay, I know what you’re saying, “But Missy, that’s not what’s important in the world of WRESTLING.” Yes, that is a valid point. But it sure doesn’t hurt every now and then either! More people should trick their opponents into looking up to the rafters so they can step on their toes. It’s a good technical move!
Well there you have it. There are other reasons, don’t get me wrong, but as you have noticed I think I have gone on long enough. So whether it’s in the ring, out of the ring, in ROH, IWC, WWE, or WXS, and whether he’s in America, Canada, Mexico, or over in Jolly Old England, just remember one thing – COLT CABANA IS AWESOME!!!