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Fans old and new discuss the state of professional wrestling. Nonsense abounds! Warning: Explicit Language. Not for sensitive ears.

Fans old and new discuss the state of professional wrestling. Nonsense abounds! Warning: Explicit Language. Not for sensitive ears.


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Fans old and new discuss the state of professional wrestling. Nonsense abounds! Warning: Explicit Language. Not for sensitive ears.




406: You're a Piece of ****, Vanguard

I mean, seriously. Who yells at a drone? We’re all going a little stir crazy. But thankfully, AEW and NXT have decided to step up their games in the midst of shelter-in-place orders, quarantines, and the like. We break down some of our favorite moments from the last week or two as we all prepare for whatever the heck WrestleMania is going to be. Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Uncle Beek’ Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek), and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag) Music...


Hogsmen Pod: Numero X

The Quarantine Saga starts here...forced to evolve due to mandatory social distancing, The American Kaiju Devin Sparks and El Numero Uno Mike Camden setup shop in their respective residences to talk wrestling, personal experiences, and whatever else is going on...oh and So Cal's Resident Redneck Hunter Freeman jumped into the hangout this week. Devin talks about arriving in Japan for the first time, calling a match in Spanish, and the miscue that dictated the Arrogant Basterds’ storyline for...



This week, Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) makes the most of his quaratine time and welcomes the Big Bad Kaiju, O’Shay Edwards (@AllDamnDayOShay) to the show! Sponsored by Lapel Yeah (@LapelYeahPins) and Faces in Heels Burlesque. Opening theme by Lemi & the Captain. Closing theme by Del the Funky Homosapien (@DelHIERO).


CJAE 103: All DELETE Wrestling!

We know times are tough right now…so we’re back to (hopefully) provide a welcome distraction! Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) & Chris (@BrasilianFury) return to break down the craziness of the past 30 days: Jack getting the surprise of meeting and interviewing TERRY FUNK for his birthday, welcoming WARHORSE to Los Angeles, Jack’s birthday bash/AEW Revolution watch party at Grill ‘Em All, Faces in Heels 2, and all the AEW talk you can say grace over. Wash yo’ ass, eat yo’ vegetables, and stay...


DATES 93: Nutter Butter

This week on the DATEScast, it's no big deal but Mike from MATES stops in to talk about the end of the world and how the A-List through D-List celebrities are all going to make it out of this coronavirus situation alive. He also predicts what percentage of this podcast is going to survive and gives us an update on both Tom's whereabouts and his involvement in the Daredevil & Flash - Tango & Cash - Turner & Hooch - Saving Evan Hansen shared cinematic universe. But most importantly he's here...


Hogsmen Pod: Numero Nueve

Devin Sparks and Mike Camden talk about pro wrestling, personal experiences, and whatever else is going on...oh and So Cal's Resident Redneck Hunter Freeman, B-Boy, and “Player One” Michael Hopkins also hung out in studio this’s a full house as the boys hadn’t quite learned about social distancing at the time of recording. Plus: in his first ever podcast interview, Dominik “Prince Mysterio” talks about his path into sports entertainment and his ultimate goal of following in his dad...


DATES XCII: Millennium Falcon Ice Cream Sandwiches

This week on the DATEScast...EPISODE XCII: IT ALL STARTED WITH SWEDISH FISH...our heroes are stranded in their own homes because of the coronavirus outbreak. But that will not stop them from giggling about the name Dick's Sporting Goods. It also won't stop them from boldly going where no man has gone before. Or something like that. They make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs to pick, eat, and rate Nestle Star Wars Millennium Falcon Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches. Is double vanilla too much vanilla?...


405: Elimination Chamber Recap

What's that? It's been two weeks and we already have to recap another WWE Network Special? Ahhhhh...we must be on the Road to Wrestlemania. A road that was once clean and beautiful where you could go 85 MPH from the Royal Rumble to the Grandaddy of them All is now cluttered with traffic and trash. But despite not having that "big match" we felt was missing, Elimination Chamber provided a nice spotlight for up and coming talent, as well as some enjoyable matches. We talk about the longer term...


MWTM 66: Alex Zayne

On this edition of Minutes with the Mayor, Derek is joined by fellow taco aficionado and known flippy boy Alex Zayne to talk about recovering from a recent injury, his time in Japan eating crazy shit, wrestling at BOLA and for ROH, and so much more. And or course they talk about his go to Taco Bell order. Catch Zayne at ROH's 18th Anniversary show in Las Vegas on March 13th. Featuring: 'The Mayor of Reseda' Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman) Special Guest: Alex Zayne (@AlexZayne) Music by Action...


DATES 91: La Belle Creole Creamy Pralines

This week on the DATEScast, Derek is sick with possibly the coronavirus and Tim is his number one suspect. After arguing about who got who sick and who drank more at Jared's wedding, our snackologists make up just in time to pick, eat and rate this last remaining shred of evidence from the Jew-C's bachelor party, La Belle Creole Creamy Pralines. Or PRAHHHlines, as Tim makes everyone say it. Remember, nobody saves room for sweets in New Orleans. Featuring: Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman) & Tim...


DATES 90: Krispy Kreme Rick & Morty Dounuts

This week on the DATEScast, Tim and Derek are in the same place at the same time. While they have been brought together by their love for snacks and their hatred of Nazis in the past, they're brought together this time by their friend 'A-Bomb' Adam Hess. Their very own "Uncle Traveling Matt" has lived an adventure filled life, while our heroes have lived a cream-filled life. However, these two factors come together as Adam has supplied this week's snack all the way from down under. We are...


404: Super Showdown Recap

Despite our feelings on the WWE's Super Showdown in Saudi Arabia, some major things happened at this year's show, and your Uncle Beek and your Mayor of Reseda are here to cover it. Even if they didn't REALLY watch it. We talk about things we like, like the Monday Night Messiah touching people with both hands, the RKO/Edge build, and NXT showing off their full roster. And some things we don't like, which was everything that went down at Super Showdown including the Undertaker winning a...


CJAE 102: The Road to Faces in Heels 2!

This week, Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) welcomes Harley Harpurr (@harleyharpurr) as they begin the home stretch to Faces in Heels 2 in Los Angeles on March 3rd. They talk about Harley's burlesque troupe, the Damn Devillez, the similarites between burlesque and pro wrestling, favorite performers, and her wrestling career as part of WOW Superheroes (@wowsuperheroes)! Sponsored by Lapel Yeah (@LapelYeahPins) and Faces in Heels burlesque ( Opening theme by Lemi and the...


MWTM 65: Faye Jackson

On this edition of Minutes with the Mayor, Derek is joined by the lovely Faye Jackson to talk about her unexpected event during Mania weekend in Tampa, The Grey Sweatpants Battle Royal. Featuring more than just a handful of guys (wink), Faye discusses how this 30-man Battle Royal somehow came together after an intoxicated Sunday of drunk tweeting during the Royal Rumble. What are the rules? Who cares. They also talk about who her number one draft pick would be, her beef with Big E, and so...


UNT 93: Birds Of Prey & The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

What do you get when you cross a crazy female anti-hero with an ex-GCPD cop, the daughter of a murdered mob boss, a street urchin and a lounge singer with a ‘killer’ voice? You get the longest title for a superhero movie ever: Birds of Prey & The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. In another sausage party, we break down the latest movie from DC / Warner Brothers and try to understand its financial woes, despite what seems to be mostly positive audience reactions. Greig tries to...


DATES 89: Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough Chunks

This week on the DATEScast, Derek and Tim are airing their grievances with Ben. Jerry is cool apparently. While on the topic, the duo debate supporting people who produce things you like even though they may be terrible people. But after all is said and done, we're really here for one reason: to pick, eat, and rate Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chunks, Half Baked Chunks, and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Chunks. Bring a poncho if you're a viewer. Featuring: Derek Montilla...


MWTM 64: Effy

On this edition of Minutes with the Mayor, Derek is joined by the one and only Effy to discuss his upcoming event during THAT weekend in Tampa, Effy's Big Gay Brunch. They also talk about representation in professional wrestling, his success over the last year, busting your nut at GCW shows, and much more. For tickets to the Brunch: Featuring: 'The Mayor of Reseda' Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman) Special Guest: Effy (@EFFYLives) Music by Action Bronson...


403: Protect Yo' Neck

This week, your Uncle Beek and your Mayor of Reseda cover another wacky week of professional wrestling. We talk about Shayna out here biting people and the women of NXT dominating. Also, did we see the end of Matt Hardy's WWE career again? And will he become...the Exalted Matt Hardy? All of this and more on this week's show along with a dash of actual praise for Roman Reign and ciders. Featuring: 'The Mayor of Reseda' Derek (@cap_kaveman) and 'Uncle Beek' Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek) Music by...


UNT 92: Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

Snootch to the Nootch! Again. In this age of remakes, redos and reboots, one daring filmmaker (and the Patron Saint of Unfunny Nerd Tangent) throws his hat back into the ring to create one of his own: Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. Our trio of UNT brothers and Kevin Smith apologists (finally) sat down to discuss the latest entry into the ViewAskewniverse, its highs its lows and the general nature of reboots these days. So until we add some youth and diversity to our panel, you’ll have to listen to...


DATES 88: Thin Mints Almonds

This week on the DATEScast, it's Girl Scout Cookie season, folks. And Derek is here to fulfill all of your cookie needs and desires while promising not to say "goddamn" so much in honor of one of our favorite viewers. Goddamn it, we did it again. Anyway, once you've purchased your cookies and listened to Tim tell all of the secrets from Jared's bachelor party, check out our snackologists' ratings of this week's non-cookie Girl Scout snack, Thin Mint Almonds. Featuring: Derek Montilla...