Toddy (and friends) from the THRIFTY Podcast joins us to talk some of our favorite things this week! As usual, our guest is joined by a shake-up of our own talent pool. This week we’ve got Bobby F-Jtown, Larry, and Sorg talking this week in wrestling, including:
Toddy brought some friends for this week’s podcast – just about all of his Wrestling Buddy pals.
We’ve got Bobby meeting Toddy and comparing their collectibles.
We’re learning that Funko Pops are formidable when stacked.
Is CM Punk going to be at All In?
10K tickets for All In sold in under 30 minutes?!?!
King of Trios is the same weekend as All In. THIS is why we <3 wrestling.
The Rey Mysterio backpack may be the scariest thing we’ve seen in a while.
This week’s Big Question: What is the most singable/earworm WWE entrance music?
It’s Episode 619 – so we have to spend some time talking about Mr. 619 himself, Rey Mysterio.
What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
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Wrestling Mayhem Show 577: Squiggly Foofoofarts v. Julio Slamaknockknock
We’ve got Sorg, Larry, Chad the Shad and Dudders in studio, with Rizz and Mad Mike on the digital front for Wrestling Mayhem Show 577. The crew is talking about what’s happening in pro wrestling this week, including:
We’re either talking Joy of Painting or GLOW.
Dammit DJ Lunchbox! You started all of this you dirty bastard!
We’re talking some GLOW, because that’s what we do when wrestling things are part of mainstream TV.
GLOW represents Indy Wrestling better than any of that Tough Enough stuff.
Sorg may have just learned that Awesome Kong is on GLOW.
We’re talking some of the GLOW stereotypes and how wrestling typecasts.
GLOW throws some reference to the Guerrero family.
GLOW – The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is a great option for GLOW if you have younger viewers.
How many Lucha Underground faces have you seen on GLOW?
We’re loving Marc Maron as Sam Sylvia in GLOW.
Katie and Larry had an opportunity to check out Kaiju Big Battel this past weekend.
Kaiju Big Battel PLUS King of Trios? You may have actually HEARD our squees of joy.
Sea World Order is a thing. You really need to tune in to see what we’re talking about. You’ll appreciate it.
Mauro Ranallo is coming to NXT? Thank you WWE!
New show goal: Get blocked by Josh Matthews. We already are, but let us know if you join our elite club!
TNA talent has recently appeared on WWE. We’re talking about a few – including Maria and Mike Bennett.
Rizz is talking the Punjabi Prison Match, but he’s more excited about the Great Khali reference.
We just drew a line in the sand. We will not mess with Game of Thrones fans.
Sorg is thanking Slice for giving us amazing pizza AND a box that acts as a shield.
We found some photos on our old My Space page. If you find them, you’ll know what we’re talking about.
This week’s Big Question: What is your one cross-over angle for Lucha Underground and TNA for Slammiversary?
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Chikara King of Trios 2016 Recap
Sorg and Rizz went on a road trip to Chikara King of Trios 2016. We talk about the wrestlers, the awesome girls of Team JWP and Team Sendai Girls, the WWE Cruiserweight Classic participants of Drew Gulak, Johnny Gargano, Cedric Alexander and Anthony Nese, D-Generation X’s X-Pac and Billy Gunn surprise appearances, Lucha Underground’s Aerostar, the WWE Divas Mickie James, Victoria, and Jazz, and so much more!
What Wrestlefan Watched Volume 2: Apartment Wrestling and Perfect Commentary!
In the last column, I showed you the serious, intense and competitive style of the Japanese known as puroresu. Now let’s take a completely different route. Because, not only is Japan known for their competitive wrestling, but also for some of the best comedic wrestling in the world today. Take for example this match from the Dramatic Dream Team promotion in Japan. This is the same company that is known for having competitors like YOSHIHIKO, which is an inflatable sex doll, and Misutero, who is an invisible wrestler (Both of them having wins under their belt by the way). But this time, we have a series of matches the likes of which we have never seen before. I give you, Apartment Complex Wrestling.
This hour long episode of DDT’s programming is used to show rising Japanese wrestler Kota Ibushi compete in a series of trials that occur all throughout various wrestlers apartment buildings. Kota Ibushi may sound familiar to some of you from the tours he has done in America including winning Chikara’s 2009 Rey De Voladores tournament at King Of Trios weekend, which included a phenomenal four way encounter involving Ibushi, El Generico, Jigsaw and Nick Jackson of the Young Bucks, that many considered Match of the Year. But instead of wrestling 4 guys, he wrestles around 12 in a series of encounters, each which its own level of hilarity. Let me just run through some of the highlights.
1. This whole series gives the assumption that no matter what pro wrestlers are doing, they are constantly in their wrestling gear, instead of putting on real people clothes when they go about their daily life’s.
2. Japanese housing facilities are notorious for being extremely small, so the fact that they are able to perform all of they signatures maneuvers in a tiny, cramped space is outstanding to me.
3. When Ibushi begins to wrestle a man, who is in the act of being disciplined and whipped by a dominatrix, he applies a figure four-leg lock as the female drips hot candle wax onto the man’s chest. Ibushi wins due to his opponent passing out by either pain or excitement, I cannot tell.
4. As he continues, Ibushi finds fellow wrestler Michael Nakazawa bounded and gagged in his opponents closet and forms a team with him as they progress. They encounter a room filled with water guns, water balloons and buckets upon buckets of H20, as they begin battle with another opponent. The wet and wild action gets out of hand and Ibushi calms down the situation in the most logical way possible, by shooting fireworks at both men and finally getting the pin.
5. Ibushi and Nakazawa later encounter Danshoku Dino and another male wrestler in the act of lovemaking. For those that do not know, Danshoku Dino is the homosexual Japanese wrestler known for his finisher being a piledriver where he sticks his opponent’s head into the front of his tights. A tag team match begins as Dino’s main form of attack is trying to “butt fuck” Nakazawa, which I believe counts as a submission hold. This match also includes a fisherman’s suplex through a wall for god’s sakes.
6. After many more showdowns, it finally ends, as Ibushi must face an evil version (I am assuming because he has face paint) of Michael Nakazawa on the rooftop, which ends with him lawn darting Nakazawa into a wooden fence for the win.
This entire match and the rest of DDT are proof that humor in pro wrestling is multifaceted. Sometimes it’s the characters that are funny, sometimes it’s the actions in a match that are funny and sometimes its taking wrestlers and placing them in situations that can only be conceived through some drug induced state of hypnosis that makes wrestling truly hilarious.
Next, I switch to WCW Superbrawl 3 from February of 1993 (A show that occurred when I was only 4 months away from entering this world), which featured a contest between highflying athlete 2 Cold Scorpio and the WCW PPV debut of Chris Benoit.
What more can you say about these two guys? Both men went back and forth with very hard-hitting and combative offense throughout. Chris Benoit got to show a very cocky, arrogant side that was normally not seen during his wrestling career and 2 Cold Scorpio was able to display the innovative offense that made him famous. It is fair to say that the style 2 Cold Scorpio utilized during his days in WCW, ECW and WWF paved the way for the stars of today that are constantly trying to mesmerize crowds with things they have never seen before. The ending to this matchup is also very unique as Scorpio is able to pin Benoit with a roll up with 1 second remaining in the 20-minute time limit. Time limit draws have been so overplayed and improperly used in modern wrestling, but this was used to perfection and caused such an excitement and shock from the crowd that it was overall effective. But, there is one important aspect that makes this match something special that I want to address, and that is the effectiveness of the commentary team.
Tony Schiavone and Jesse “The Body” Ventura are on call for this show, and their performance is a great example of what a well-done wrestling announce team should be like. The biggest key to it is that Ventura plays the role of the heel announcer, as Schiavone is the face, but none of this inhibits the actual match. Both men in the early going pick who they believe will win and for what reasons, Ventura choosing Benoit and Schiavone choosing Scorpio. However, they do not fall into the trend that is seen a lot today and defend their guy whether they are right or wrong. In fact, Ventura, while still being a heel, notes times when Benoit makes mistakes, such as not going for the cover soon enough or when Benoit hits a top rope back suplex and takes some of the damage to his head. Not only that, when Ventura would bring up a valid point involving the match that is about something either Benoit or Scorpio is doing, Schiavone will make sure to agree with Ventura and provide analysis. Both are working together in order to tell the story of the match that the wrestlers are providing for them to tell and they do it flawlessly. The two do bicker from time to time, with Ventura dishing out insults to Schiavone, but it never overtakes the wrestling and only occurs during the downtime in the ring. Some people may not consider this stuff important, but it truly is the little things like commentary that can propel a great match into one to remember.
Also, I want to explore more from Superbrawl 3 since the main event is Sting versus Big Van Vader in a “White Castle Of Fear Strap Match”, which I can only assume involves sliders and crinkle cut fries.
Well, that’s all I have this time. Tell me what you thought of these matches and if you have any suggestions of things I should watch, send them into [email protected] and I will watch it. Because trust me, I will watch anything once.
Wrestling Mayhem Show 340: It’s Alright If The Puppy Is In On It
This week Sorg, Chachi, Papa Lunchbox, Rizz, and,Wrestlefan, discuss IWC and more in the Indy Minute, Fondly Remember Money in the Bank, Murder in TNA, JR and Punk awkwardness, Daivari Choking on a Train, Sarah Del Rey’s new job, Kelly Kelly leaving, Great wrestlers in horrible matches, Jack Swagger of Mars! and so much more!
You can get this 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 8:30 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]!
WMS Gold Bonus Content: Reading prep, angry lash outs, and a look at some future plans.
Wrestling Mayhem Show 266: Bitches Be Fallin’ From Trees
Mad Mike, DJLunchbox, Chachi, Wrestlefan, and Sorg are back again and tackling the fan mail where we talk R-Truth’s smoking habit, stolen moves, and a debate on whether Macho Man or Shawn Michaels had the better elbow drop. All this and a breakdown of the TNA Lockdown PPV, Tough Enough, and a deconstruction on just what sort of wrestling fan Chachi may be…
This is Episode 265 for Tuesday, April 19, 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.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 266
WMS Gold Bonus Content: We reminisce about the computers we grew up with, Velvet Sky, Sorg rants, and more!Not on Gold? iPhone users can pick up the app right here! Android users can get it here!
Wrestling Mayhem Show 265: The Sweet and The Sour
Mad Mike, DJLunchbox, Chachi, Wrestlefan, and Sorg are reeling from the news of friend of the show Larry Sweeney’s passing, Edge’s retirement, and other friend of the show Matt Cross getting eliminated from Tough Enough so soon. The fanmail takes over on this special edition of the Wrestling Mayhem Show
This is Episode 265 for Tuesday, April 12, 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 265
WMS Gold Bonus Content: Wrestlefan explores the proper Burrito, a story about working with kids, and more! Not on Gold? iPhone users can pick up the app right here! Android users can get it here!
Wrestling Mayhem Show 261: The Fanciest of All Nights
WrestleFan, DJLunchbox, Mad Mike, and Sorg are ready for the classiest of all Mayhem weeks. It’s the Mayhemmies! We unveil the fan voted winners and receive acceptance speeches that probably should have been played out by music long before. We also get mad at TNA’s latest shenanigans, find joy in Netflix’s latest WWE offerings on instant streaming, and much more!
This is Episode 261 for Tuesday, March 15, 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 261
WMS Gold Bonus Content: More crazyness as you take a look behind the curtain of the Mayhemmies preperations, and more! Not on Gold? iPhone users can pick up the app right here! Android users can get it here!
Wrestling Mayhem Show 217: Mayhem A-Go-Go
This week, we’re premiering our footage from Chikara’s Fanclave, where we were fortunate enough to be allowed to talk with a number of talented people from the weekend’s King of Trios! We have footage of Mike Quackenbush, Christopher Daniels, Johnny Gargano, Matt Cross, Daisuke Sekimoto of Big Japan, Bryce Remsberg, and a surprising fan. All this and clips from Chikareoke, and my battle with Stever the Turtleweiner!
Sorg, DJLunchbox, and Mad Mike talk about TNA’s move back to Tuesdays, the fall of the TNA Knockouts division, WWE’s post Draft progress, Bubba’s Army, and how not to get what you want from WWE…
This week, we’re premiering our footage from Chikara’s Fanclave, where we were fortunate enough to be allowed to talk with a number of talented people from the weekend’s King of Trios! We have footage of Mike Quackenbush, Christopher Daniels, Johnny Gargano, Matt Cross, Daisuke Sekimoto of Big Japan, Bryce Remsberg, and a surprising fan. All this and clips from Chikareoke, and my battle with Stever the Turtleweiner! Also, be sure to catch the Chikara Podcast A-Go-Go for more Conclave footage, and some cameos by WMS crew….
If you want a small preview, fans with the WMS Gold app on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad got a preview in WMS 216’s bonus content! Drop by and grab it if you have a compatible device!
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