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Traverse the triple decker steel cage full of rare white bengal tigers and fingerpoke the ghost of WCW with DoubleCakes and Doc Destructo.

Latest Episodes

Slam Masters - One of the Greatest Videogames in the History of Our Sport

The current status quo of big name professional wrestling is… not something that is easy to have enthusiasm for. But we’re a podcast about WCW, which means our ability to Remember the 90s is extremely well honed. This means it’s time to talk about not something actually about WCW, but a product of the same time, when wrestling was still wrestling, it wasn’t Sports Entertainment, and it could therefore be a motif and not an extension of a larger product. Because no mortal wrestling promotion could sign Mike Haggar, he has a solar system to be mayor of, and invasions by Galactus to repel. Tonight, on what will surely go down in history as The Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, Victor Ortega never pinned nobody, he’s a vacation champion.

56 MIN2018 AUG 18
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Slam Masters - One of the Greatest Videogames in the History of Our Sport

Thunder in Paradise

In Jetta’s intro to this episode, she neglects to use the word “eulogize” to the normal intro of our show. That’s because what we have for you today isn’t a eulogy; it’s an invitation to those convened to speak up in respect for the deceased, so that we know who needs to be buried in the next few graves over. This, listeners, is the sort of thing that breaks a mind. This is only one of two movies I’ve forced myself to keep watching, and I had to at twice speed. It was still too long, and to be fair, 104 minutes of anything involving Hogan is way too long. Let alone when Chris Lemmon is with him, doing Chris Lemmon things, and supposedly cool boat that is supposedly there and that supposedly fights crime being held to the background for some sort of unbelievably boring family drama. We warned you, mess with Thunder, and you pay the price. Tonight, on what will surely go down as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, Hulk Hogan challenges the entire country of Cuba t...

93 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Thunder in Paradise

DDP vs The Machine

Quick, how do you kill time on an episode of Thunder? How about having lightning strike the transmitter and ruin the broadcast quality for an entire episode. That is one way, but another is to debut an unknown against an established talent. In a nothing spot in the middle of the show, with him under a mask and coming to the ring wearing chaps, with aggressively generic entrance music. Imagine, if you will, that individual’s name is The Machine? Why. Don’t ask so many questions, this is a thought experiment, we’re talking about having to kill time on a professional wrestling show, which is the mark of quality entertainment. Which is exactly what this episode is about, in the first of a series we would like to call Anatomy of a Bad Match. Tonight, on what will surely go down in History as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, we see new detailed fidelity in our wrestling experience through a particularly crisp Russian leg sweep.

47 MIN2018 MAY 10
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DDP vs The Machine

A Normal Episode (About the UWF)

It’s been a long time since last we reconvened. Live goes as ever it has, with its peaks and valleys, and without going into the nitty gritty, it’s nice to see some foothills for once. In the spirit of needing to get back into the swing of things, we decided to purge some wrestling vitriol. But not in the direction of WCW, because now’s the time to be positive about the things we generally feel positive about. And for all the bad there is to talk about WCW, it left a bigass footprint in the landscape, and now a lovely forest has grown on it. We love that forest. So instead, here’s an episode about the UWF. No, not that one, the other one. No, the OTHER one. Yeah. THAT one. Tonight, on what will surely go down in history as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, Terry Gordy pounded sand down A Mouse Hole (7 minutes, 38 seconds, ***½).

57 MIN2018 APR 3
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A Normal Episode (About the UWF)

The WCW Hardcore Championship

What Puerto Rico unleashed upon the world of wrestling was something that ECW picked up, WWF ran with and WCW… had. Yes, it’s the wonderful world of divisional Hardcore Wrestling, that area of kayfabe that wants you to assume there’s some official body in charge of regulating competitive Hit Each Other With Yard Implements Until One Can’t Move for Three Seconds matches. Yes, WCW had such a thing towards the end of its life. The results were, well, pretty much what you’d expect from something WCW tried at the end of its life. But that doesn’t mean we can’t squeeze an entertaining hour out of talking about that one little corner of Where the Big Boys Play, where the hottest dance was more often than not The Big Wiggle. Tonight, on what will surely go down as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, the ups and down of that division where Terry Funk nearly got kicked in the skull by a horse.

59 MIN2018 JAN 19
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The WCW Hardcore Championship

Spring Breakout

Spring Break is among our hinkiest holidays, one which carries a higher than normal percentile probability for public humiliation, an STI and misdemeanor offenses stemming from altered states and mob mentality. It is thus of total coincidence that WCW decided it would be a fertile ground to run shows at Spring Break events. But here’s where the record scratch occurs and your mind is blown, because it turns out these shows were a great idea. More than simply giving the eyes of the viewing audience at home a vacation from the same old arena shows mainstream wrestling audiences are accustomed to now, the idea of “why not put a wrestling ring in a pool?” is an incredibly basic way to say to any possible interested onlooker “hey everybody, look over here, we got some shit you want to see.” And if you’re asking what alone is the value of that, consider that it’s professional wrestling that you’re watching, and that’s actually pretty much what every part of wrestling is doing. Wre...

56 MIN2017 DEC 6
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Spring Breakout

Spooky Wrestlers!

We missed the mark by a day, but such is life. At least it’s not as late as a modern Treehouse of Horror episode, and it’s also not a modern Treehouse of Horror episode either, so that’s two points of mitigation. Instead, we have submitted for your approval two creepy wrestling gimmicks, with a distinctly, terrifyingly WCW-like quality. Namely, that they were booking trainwrecks of their own distinct flavors. First, from the neon of the early 90s, it’s WCW’s magical mastermind, the Black Scorpion! Then, from a time where Attitude was more the style, a gimmick doomed to terminate in a worked shoot, Seven! Because true fear lies in the uncertainty of existence, as so you’ll learn from these tales where Creative Truly Had Nothing for these workers. Tonight, on what will surely go down as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, Destroyer masks aren’t scary, and are in fact quite silly looking!

54 MIN2017 NOV 2
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Spooky Wrestlers!

The Television Championship

Television was a terrifying prospect, as millions of homes across the world were threatened by new technology that allowed images raging locomotives and men getting shot with old cannons to be wired into the living room. The potential for this new tech was quickly proven in its ability to contain and transport professional wrestling to the eyes of viewing audiences when a match between Rikidozan and Lou Thesz was found to have been viewed by roughly half the entire number of televisions in Japan when it aired live. Even so, wrestling is a business, and television is a tool to succeed in that business, but it’s not where the money lives, even today. Enter, the concept of the Television Championship, a belt that is just for the TV audience to get them to tune in, so in turn, they’ll show up to a show and spend money. Like many companies, WCW had such a title, and you’d be hard pressed to find one that saw the amount of talent wearing it than Billionaire Ted’s TV Belt. Guess what w...

58 MIN2017 OCT 6
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The Television Championship

HULK FOR PREZ

Anyone who lives with the intrusion of disruptive thoughts knows that scary hypotheticals are only half of the horror; the other half is the wondering how feasible your waking nightmare actually was, and also, if it’s already happened. With that framing in mind, Hulk Hogan ran for president in 1999. He didn’t run very hard and returned to wrestling very quickly, mind, but what’s that Simpsons joke about nobody being given a Nobel Prize for Attempted Chemistry? The threat existed, even if it barely happened, much like the Michelangelo Virus or Pepsi Blue. So now, we have to analyze the hypotheticals. Well, I mean we don’t have to, but we are, because this podcasting shit chose us. Tonight, on what will surely go down as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, we look at the role of legendary Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky in dismantling the Nazis’ American ally organization, the German-American FUNB.

48 MIN2017 SEP 12
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HULK FOR PREZ

WCW Logic

A common thing I caught myself saying in this episode, over and over, so as needing to restart my sentence so that it did not contain a cliche, was “trying to pull the wool over our eyes.” This was the first thing that came to mind when writing this synopsis, and though it is a really well worn cliche, it is entirely reasonable to say that WCW really tried black-bagging its audience and driving it around downtown in the trunk of its car to make some things stick. In the end, they didn’t, because it depended on a different toolset of logic and reasoning, one that apparently only WCW was working with, that unfortunately was incompatible with its audience. Namely, that as long as we saw men in tights vigorously oscillating at each other, we’d forget any of the other massive leaps we needed to negotiate to arrive at a given point in a given angle. I don’t need to tell you, that dog won’t hunt, padre. Tonight, on what will surely go down as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Ou...

71 MIN2017 JUL 25
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WCW Logic

Latest Episodes

Slam Masters - One of the Greatest Videogames in the History of Our Sport

The current status quo of big name professional wrestling is… not something that is easy to have enthusiasm for. But we’re a podcast about WCW, which means our ability to Remember the 90s is extremely well honed. This means it’s time to talk about not something actually about WCW, but a product of the same time, when wrestling was still wrestling, it wasn’t Sports Entertainment, and it could therefore be a motif and not an extension of a larger product. Because no mortal wrestling promotion could sign Mike Haggar, he has a solar system to be mayor of, and invasions by Galactus to repel. Tonight, on what will surely go down in history as The Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, Victor Ortega never pinned nobody, he’s a vacation champion.

56 MIN2018 AUG 18
Comments
Slam Masters - One of the Greatest Videogames in the History of Our Sport

Thunder in Paradise

In Jetta’s intro to this episode, she neglects to use the word “eulogize” to the normal intro of our show. That’s because what we have for you today isn’t a eulogy; it’s an invitation to those convened to speak up in respect for the deceased, so that we know who needs to be buried in the next few graves over. This, listeners, is the sort of thing that breaks a mind. This is only one of two movies I’ve forced myself to keep watching, and I had to at twice speed. It was still too long, and to be fair, 104 minutes of anything involving Hogan is way too long. Let alone when Chris Lemmon is with him, doing Chris Lemmon things, and supposedly cool boat that is supposedly there and that supposedly fights crime being held to the background for some sort of unbelievably boring family drama. We warned you, mess with Thunder, and you pay the price. Tonight, on what will surely go down as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, Hulk Hogan challenges the entire country of Cuba t...

93 MIN2018 JUN 26
Comments
Thunder in Paradise

DDP vs The Machine

Quick, how do you kill time on an episode of Thunder? How about having lightning strike the transmitter and ruin the broadcast quality for an entire episode. That is one way, but another is to debut an unknown against an established talent. In a nothing spot in the middle of the show, with him under a mask and coming to the ring wearing chaps, with aggressively generic entrance music. Imagine, if you will, that individual’s name is The Machine? Why. Don’t ask so many questions, this is a thought experiment, we’re talking about having to kill time on a professional wrestling show, which is the mark of quality entertainment. Which is exactly what this episode is about, in the first of a series we would like to call Anatomy of a Bad Match. Tonight, on what will surely go down in History as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, we see new detailed fidelity in our wrestling experience through a particularly crisp Russian leg sweep.

47 MIN2018 MAY 10
Comments
DDP vs The Machine

A Normal Episode (About the UWF)

It’s been a long time since last we reconvened. Live goes as ever it has, with its peaks and valleys, and without going into the nitty gritty, it’s nice to see some foothills for once. In the spirit of needing to get back into the swing of things, we decided to purge some wrestling vitriol. But not in the direction of WCW, because now’s the time to be positive about the things we generally feel positive about. And for all the bad there is to talk about WCW, it left a bigass footprint in the landscape, and now a lovely forest has grown on it. We love that forest. So instead, here’s an episode about the UWF. No, not that one, the other one. No, the OTHER one. Yeah. THAT one. Tonight, on what will surely go down in history as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, Terry Gordy pounded sand down A Mouse Hole (7 minutes, 38 seconds, ***½).

57 MIN2018 APR 3
Comments
A Normal Episode (About the UWF)

The WCW Hardcore Championship

What Puerto Rico unleashed upon the world of wrestling was something that ECW picked up, WWF ran with and WCW… had. Yes, it’s the wonderful world of divisional Hardcore Wrestling, that area of kayfabe that wants you to assume there’s some official body in charge of regulating competitive Hit Each Other With Yard Implements Until One Can’t Move for Three Seconds matches. Yes, WCW had such a thing towards the end of its life. The results were, well, pretty much what you’d expect from something WCW tried at the end of its life. But that doesn’t mean we can’t squeeze an entertaining hour out of talking about that one little corner of Where the Big Boys Play, where the hottest dance was more often than not The Big Wiggle. Tonight, on what will surely go down as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, the ups and down of that division where Terry Funk nearly got kicked in the skull by a horse.

59 MIN2018 JAN 19
Comments
The WCW Hardcore Championship

Spring Breakout

Spring Break is among our hinkiest holidays, one which carries a higher than normal percentile probability for public humiliation, an STI and misdemeanor offenses stemming from altered states and mob mentality. It is thus of total coincidence that WCW decided it would be a fertile ground to run shows at Spring Break events. But here’s where the record scratch occurs and your mind is blown, because it turns out these shows were a great idea. More than simply giving the eyes of the viewing audience at home a vacation from the same old arena shows mainstream wrestling audiences are accustomed to now, the idea of “why not put a wrestling ring in a pool?” is an incredibly basic way to say to any possible interested onlooker “hey everybody, look over here, we got some shit you want to see.” And if you’re asking what alone is the value of that, consider that it’s professional wrestling that you’re watching, and that’s actually pretty much what every part of wrestling is doing. Wre...

56 MIN2017 DEC 6
Comments
Spring Breakout

Spooky Wrestlers!

We missed the mark by a day, but such is life. At least it’s not as late as a modern Treehouse of Horror episode, and it’s also not a modern Treehouse of Horror episode either, so that’s two points of mitigation. Instead, we have submitted for your approval two creepy wrestling gimmicks, with a distinctly, terrifyingly WCW-like quality. Namely, that they were booking trainwrecks of their own distinct flavors. First, from the neon of the early 90s, it’s WCW’s magical mastermind, the Black Scorpion! Then, from a time where Attitude was more the style, a gimmick doomed to terminate in a worked shoot, Seven! Because true fear lies in the uncertainty of existence, as so you’ll learn from these tales where Creative Truly Had Nothing for these workers. Tonight, on what will surely go down as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, Destroyer masks aren’t scary, and are in fact quite silly looking!

54 MIN2017 NOV 2
Comments
Spooky Wrestlers!

The Television Championship

Television was a terrifying prospect, as millions of homes across the world were threatened by new technology that allowed images raging locomotives and men getting shot with old cannons to be wired into the living room. The potential for this new tech was quickly proven in its ability to contain and transport professional wrestling to the eyes of viewing audiences when a match between Rikidozan and Lou Thesz was found to have been viewed by roughly half the entire number of televisions in Japan when it aired live. Even so, wrestling is a business, and television is a tool to succeed in that business, but it’s not where the money lives, even today. Enter, the concept of the Television Championship, a belt that is just for the TV audience to get them to tune in, so in turn, they’ll show up to a show and spend money. Like many companies, WCW had such a title, and you’d be hard pressed to find one that saw the amount of talent wearing it than Billionaire Ted’s TV Belt. Guess what w...

58 MIN2017 OCT 6
Comments
The Television Championship

HULK FOR PREZ

Anyone who lives with the intrusion of disruptive thoughts knows that scary hypotheticals are only half of the horror; the other half is the wondering how feasible your waking nightmare actually was, and also, if it’s already happened. With that framing in mind, Hulk Hogan ran for president in 1999. He didn’t run very hard and returned to wrestling very quickly, mind, but what’s that Simpsons joke about nobody being given a Nobel Prize for Attempted Chemistry? The threat existed, even if it barely happened, much like the Michelangelo Virus or Pepsi Blue. So now, we have to analyze the hypotheticals. Well, I mean we don’t have to, but we are, because this podcasting shit chose us. Tonight, on what will surely go down as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport, we look at the role of legendary Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky in dismantling the Nazis’ American ally organization, the German-American FUNB.

48 MIN2017 SEP 12
Comments
HULK FOR PREZ

WCW Logic

A common thing I caught myself saying in this episode, over and over, so as needing to restart my sentence so that it did not contain a cliche, was “trying to pull the wool over our eyes.” This was the first thing that came to mind when writing this synopsis, and though it is a really well worn cliche, it is entirely reasonable to say that WCW really tried black-bagging its audience and driving it around downtown in the trunk of its car to make some things stick. In the end, they didn’t, because it depended on a different toolset of logic and reasoning, one that apparently only WCW was working with, that unfortunately was incompatible with its audience. Namely, that as long as we saw men in tights vigorously oscillating at each other, we’d forget any of the other massive leaps we needed to negotiate to arrive at a given point in a given angle. I don’t need to tell you, that dog won’t hunt, padre. Tonight, on what will surely go down as the Greatest Podcast in the History of Ou...

71 MIN2017 JUL 25
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WCW Logic
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