Indy Mayhem Show 89: “Old School” Burt Legrande

“Old School” Burt Legrande discusses getting into announcing, how to shake hands with Raven, turning the rules heel, working as a manager, and his brushes with some of the people making names in WWE these days and more!

 Michael Sorg (@sorgatron) continues to discuss IWC Aftershock form the weekend, look back at IWC Super Indy 2 over a decade ago, and more indy wrestling talk!

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5 Reasons You Should Be Watching NXT!

5 Reasons to watch wwe nxt!As a cord cutter, It’s been hard to get my fix of WWE officially.  I was a big fan of the Youtube channel that posted Smackdown, Superstars, and the like days after broadcast (but no RAW!).  The rise of WWE programming, all of it, as a perk to subscribing to Hulu Plus, it was one of a few reasons I re-signed up for the service in the last week or so.

One of the added bonuses is being perhaps the only way to get NXT that’s not living in Florida with cable.  And boy has that been interesting.  I started from the beginning of the calendar year, and here’s what I’ve discovered in 3 episodes:

1. All those guys from the indies.  Seeing Seth Rollins (formerly ROH’s Tyler Black) vs Corey Graves for the NXT belt (WMS Friend of the Show Sterling James Keenan), Kassius Ohno (formerly Chris Hero) mixing it up with Team Neon Adventure Go! (our name for Kidd & Gabriel) it’s just a pleasure to see.  And this isn’t like the original NXT where it felt like they were all cookie cutter muscle guys with different skin tons and heads copy and pasted.  There really feels like a variety of developed characters, including the Shield guys being acknowledged for what’s happening on the main shows.

My wonderfully pale butterfly...

My wonderfully pale butterfly…

2. I have a new lady wrestler crush on Paige.  Because of her wrestling.  And a little of her paleness.  Ok.  Maybe one over the other.  But the lady wrestling feels more fleshed out and has a space from the couple matches I saw.

3. It still feels bigger than IMPACT.  It’s a smaller studio, and it shows on TV, but things still feel like they have weight.  I don’t know if it’s seeing a WWE logo on things, presentation, talent, use of space, or…

4. Regal and Ross behind the mic.  William Regal was what I talked people into watching NXT in it’s latter day as the faux competition show floundering on  He’s just as quirky as ever.  (though I know there’s a better word for “quirky” when it’s in a British accent).

And Jim Ross can sell me a skinny kid wrestling in a Metallica t-shirt in his mom’s backyard wrestling on a ring made out of a trampoline and non-functional droopy ring ropes.

5. This is the future.  Look at the guys coming up now as apposed to before.  Antonio Cessaro has been killing it.  Shield’s made an impact.  Big E.  Big E!  That guy has been iffy with me on his initial appearance.  But seeing him over as hell and doing some alright big man matches, and being on the mic in NXT has me sold on this guy!

And watching this and being the guy in your group that says “finally he’s here!  Wait till you see this shit!” makes you feel good.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 241: Through A Child’s Eyes

DJLunchboxWrestleFan2000Mad Mike, and Sorg are getting political right along with WWE as we talk, in depth, at the company’s “Stand Up for WWE” campaign that’s blitzed television and social networks over the weekend.  All this, and we talk about all of the TNA, Ring of Honor, and WWE news fit for the airwaves!  And! Mad Mike has an epiphany of why wrestling is so magical…

This is Episode 241 for Tuesday, October 19, 2010. You can get the episode here on subscribe to the audio or videoversions on iTunes, look us up on YoutubeRoku, 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 Talkshoe.comand 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 241!

WMS Gold Bonus Content: A special message from Hotwheelz for the Mayhemers from the weekend’s wrestling show, cameos by some friends, John Cena Dance Party, and much more…Not on Gold?  iPhone users can pick up the app right here!