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The Raven Effect

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Join professional wrestling superstar & world class idiot, Raven, along with a motley assortment of friends, enemies, know-it-alls, know nothings, professional level morons and highly functioning sociopaths, for a veritable cornucopia of stupidity covering current events, conspiracies, pop culture, politics, general muckety-muck, and any and all topics that can be properly bantered.

Join professional wrestling superstar & world class idiot, Raven, along with a motley assortment of friends, enemies, know-it-alls, know nothings, professional level morons and highly functioning sociopaths, for a veritable cornucopia of stupidity covering current events, conspiracies, pop culture, politics, general muckety-muck, and any and all topics that can be properly bantered.
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Join professional wrestling superstar & world class idiot, Raven, along with a motley assortment of friends, enemies, know-it-alls, know nothings, professional level morons and highly functioning sociopaths, for a veritable cornucopia of stupidity covering current events, conspiracies, pop culture, politics, general muckety-muck, and any and all topics that can be properly bantered.




John Cena's in ring boners, wrestler poops his trunks, and unnamed wrestler cums

Rich and Feeney blindly agree with Raven; UFC talk leads to discussion about the fandoms of wrestling and MMA; Protecting head injuries in sports, how different sports handle it; The ups and downs of the Twitter audience influencing wrestling shows; Rich gets the small packages, and of course, all the usual perversions...


Goldberg vs. Undertaker in Saudi Arabia

It's the Eenie, Meenie, Miney and Mo show; Raven wants to talk Avengers: Endgame, provides multiple spoilers and gets Japan heat for it; Gwyneth Paltrow has no idea she was in Spiderman: Homecoming; Raven has the best, or worst near-miss in the history of man; The guys have a handwriting analysis workshop, Raven still can't read his and needs a typist; Blindspot season finale blows up some characters, Raven figures out who makes it & how...; TV show breakdowns, the increase in skin and...


We discuss commentators & what makes one great...

The AEW Tv plan.. as in should they go head to head with Raw; Raven is rejoined again with the Eenie Meanie brothers, Feeney and Bocchini, and starts to really enjoy himself with his Busby replacements. They list their all time fav commentators; they discuss the AEW PPV... or at least parts of it. Why just parts? Rich didn't see it and Feeney only saw a few matches. Believe it or not, Raven was the only one who saw the whole thing! Yeah, that's not a typo. Raven loves AEW... no, this is not...


WWE introduces 24/7 title

Rich says the 24/7 belt is like grasping at straws, while Raven explains why it isn't; Raven kiboshes Game of Thrones series finale; HBO leaves a fortune on the table by not booking a sequel; Feeney returns; someone named Johnny Smith joins the $500 tier of Patreon for one episode and gets to be a guest for 15 minutes and boy is it a head trip... in a good way.. UFC talk, boxing one punch KO, and of course, all the usual perversions..


AEW signs a Tv deal!!!

Wrestling fans get screwed by wrestling promotions constantly whether it's continuity errors, leaving storylines half finished, etc. and now HBO does the same with Game of Thrones by having characters act completely out of character; RIP Ashley Massaro; Joe Feeney joins Raven and Rich; some people need more sleep, some need less, Raven needs the most; Ric Flair back in hospital, and of course all the usual perversions...


Lars Sullivan under fire for anti-Semitic comments and tweets, how will that affect him and the locker room?

Special second co-host this week; second week in a row the show devolves into baseball talk; this week we learn why the Red Sox are called the Red Sox; Rich is proud to be from a dirty town and may be getting kickbacks from the mob; Canadians design their buildings to be death traps; Venues Raven's worked in the past; The big questions are pondered, like how do freaky finger-less aliens fly spaceships let alone build them? Ancient Sumerian civilization first; wrestling internet scuttlebutt,...


The Rating System for matches sux!

We discuss Raven's plan to overhaul, revamp and replace the ludicrous 5 star Ratings System; proper locker room etiquette is bantered about; somehow the Infield Fly Rule pops up (pun intended); Seth MacFarlane went from zero to hero and Raven wonders, why as funny as he is, that he was a zero in high school? Raven gives Rich marriage and dating advice and of course, all the usual perversions.


Raven talks about repeatedly breaking Dreamer's fingers and why:

Talent working the same town but for different promotions - some promoters have a problem with it... even for charity; Raven's solution for everything is discussed (hookers); The potential rise of new territories? The moving line of what's considered PG on TV, how do you move the goalposts? UFC talk; Which sport has the toughest athletes? Raven is still learning the proper way to say Rich's last name and immediately throws him to the wolves; the wrestling vs. slapdash debate continues;...


New Cohost debuts, along w/more wrestling talk, much, much more...

The easiest way to lose fans is don't adhere to stipulations and storyline abandonment; Would adding independent wrestling promotions add value to the WWE Network? The demise of WCW, how that affected the fan base; A breakdown of the Irish Whip; The emotional investment in wrestling; Raven already forgetting new cohost name and calling him Busby2; Busby 2 has never seen Game of Thrones.. neither had Raven til he binged the whole thing a week ago... all to get Selina to watch the 12 Monkeys...


Don't Feed the Busby ... Especially After Midnight

It's the Best of Times/Worst of Times intro for the Co-Host who is boner brothing his way through his last episode; the return of the terrible hep snaps as Busby reveals Rejected Hep Snap Characters; Payoff of "Don't Talk to Busby"; Major life questions are asked, like how do castrated guys pee? Did you know there were different types of castration? That's news to us; Wrestle-A-Mania prediction results are revealed and Raven nailed some ... he's getting ready for the new format starting next...


Most Disgusting Promotional Tactics...

Which it turns out are mostly stupid, idiotic, or just plain ridiculous. We also hear an excellent set of Hep Snaps.. why are they excellent? Cause Busby didn't write them... ha! Actually, Krista wrote them, so excellent may be the wrong word... maybe the word horrible would be more apt. We learn Busby has problems peeing and Raven doesn't, though he did.. but now takes medicine for it. Also, why are all writers bald, FanMail, and of course, all the usual perversions!


Wrestlemania Predictions

Or as Bad News Allen would say.. Wrestle-a-mania predictions; we finish our discussion on top wrestling finishing maneuvers.. well.. not exactly as we realize we need to do our Wrestle-a-mania picks as we are halfway through and we table what's left. We also chair it.. but that all the dining room props we use. Basically we talk about wrestling for the majority of the show in anticipation of the Busby-free episodes to come and I'm not sure how I feel about that, the wrestling not the Busby....


A historical look at the Best Wrestling Move of the year... Pt 1;

There is bad news afoot... not that a foot is bad news, unless you have to smell it, but yes bad news must be delivered.. but not Bad News Allen; and... there really isn't any good news either, and definitely no Good News Allen.. whatever that is; MMA Matches of the Year; Fitness Hep Snaps from Mr Fatness (Busby of course); is the 70's or 80's a worse decade? Fur tacos, re-furred tacos, or referred tacos (Ed's note.. oh yesss, that conversation is as stupid as it sounds, or possibly...


Greatest Segment in the history of the show ... or the worst ... one of the two

5 successful people, that everyone forgets are frauds; Raven does rotten Hep Snaps, and the Hokey Pokey; Busby is the Mayor of Mars, confuses Marvin the Martian with the Great Gazoo... and he calls himself Mayor of Mars, ha! We go topical (ointment style) & discuss Aunt Becky from Full House's college scandal; also Busby's Boner Broth; Circus Animal Orgies and of course all the usual perversions...


The Wrong Kind of Heat ... w/ plenty of ridiculous examples

How to write the perfect fan mail letter so it will get read on the air; Some 5star reviews are read; It turns out Busby, (no, Busby doesn't get turned out by Stephen King's clown), could only do half the show at our usual irregular taping time bc of a Top Secret project. Which brings up the questions: Will our dynamic duo be able to finish the show? Will Busby survive his super secret project? Will Raven be able to stay up past his bedtime to finish the episode (will I.. ooh, how exciting)?...


8 people history got totally wrong ... Like big time wrongo!

70 year old owner of MSG - not the preservative that comes in Chinese food and gives me constipation - but Madison Square Garden makes big time bands use his small potatoes band as an opening act... seriously; We discuss my taint smell; Busby is now a verb and we find out later in the podcast, it's also a noun; callbacks galore; FannyMail; Busby is still trying to claim Cain Velasquez beat Francis Ngannou as we briefly discuss UFC 235 which happened two days ago, but hadn't yet happened for...


Bad conspiracy theories give good conspiracy theories a bad name!

Sex wrestling clip discussed... is it a porn about wrestling or wrestling as porn? Either way, the audience was rabid; William Regal pee on a plane story as regaled by Busby; Grand Jury convened on 9-11 conspiracy theory; Busby gets plastered for his incredibly wrong UFC prediction, his pretty weak Hep Snaps and for not believing Raven when he said that slimeball political operative Roger Stone had a tattoo of Richard Nixon's face on his back; fan Mail, Newser and of course all the usual...


Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo*

*we never reference Breakin 2, we just false advertised it to get you in the door. Shame on us, shame, shame... After a stellar 100th episode, Raven and crew (meaning Busby) try to scale the bar set by a 100 previous episodes immortalized in the previous.. uh, 100 episodes(?). Trying a new show description technique whereby a narrator regales the adventures of said podcast instead of just listing stuff, or whatever, is dealt a fatal blow when the narrator falls 💤. Was it the boredom of...


Episode 100 - Yay! w/Chris Jericho

It's a fabulous show...for reals; we bring back the Name Game; the world's worst rock anthem list; we pay off the WrestleRock cliffhanger; Star testimonials; Disco crashes the show; Busby brings back Tiddles Ringside to no applause; but kills with Raveny Yelp reviews; plus so much fuckin amazing stuff and of course all the usual perversions!


Celebrity Sex Tapes Ranked ... Screech, you did not do so well

Quick Draw McGraw interviewed by Cory Maclin; Busby loses his Hep Snap music; Bill Cosby is a rapist; Worst top 20 rock anthem list ever... and we mean ever. I mean this list is such a piece of shit.. and sure we also have the Sex Tape rankings list so we have 2 lists on one show but c'mon, we're just marking time til our 100th monstrous episode next week when we give you a really Shitshow of an episode. But don't think of this ep as filler, think of every episode as filler! But filler...