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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.




CJAE 62: Underdogs!

This week, Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) welcomes writer and director Marcus Reyes (@VisualMMediaGrp) to discuss his upcoming documentary, Underdogs (@underdogsthedoc). Marcus details his journey into the New Jersey independent scene, which led to following the promotion SWF and its wrestlers for a full year, which then gave birth to his 6-part documentary series. The stories about both familiar faces and new ones, both inside and outside of the series, make this a can’t miss episode....


NXT42: 2 - Crazy in the Bank

Sprung (@jasprung) and Psyniac's (@psyniac_123) NXT podcast returns to recap the last four weeks of the WWE's most exciting show including: Ricochet and Velveteen Dream fighting over the spotlight, Aleister Black's background championship reign and the NXT Women's title apparently being taken hostage by an insane person. Special thanks to Mega Ran (@MegaRan) for the theme music, "O.P.".


MWTM 57: Markin' Out at SSS16

On this edition of Minutes with the Mayor, our Pope Benethicc LXIX aka Mark Rios is back from a spiritually fulfilling journey to the United Kingdom for PROGRESS' Super Strong Style 16 tournament. Featuring: 'The Mayor of Reseda' Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman) & Mark Rios (@ansoniisan) Music by Action Bronson (@actionbronson) & Mark Morrison


DATES 31: Crudites. Just kidding...more Oreos

This week on the DATEScast, the end is near. Tim has taken control and has steered this snack ship right into the mouth of madness at Mondelez International. Our snackologists tried their best to stay pure and wholesome, but some companies have deep pockets. So this week, our heroes become villains as they pick, eat, and rate not one but THREE different flavors of #MyOreoCreation Oreos: Pina Colada, Cherry Cola, & Kettle Corn. Now, we are contractually obligated to add the following: "This...


333: Shinsuke Counts to Ten

The title of this episode is not made in jest. For real. If Shinsuke Nakamura is counting to ten, you are in trouble. On the other hand, if Dana Brooke was counting to ten, you should probably place a bet on Jinder Mahal winning the WWE Championship. Oh, what? That was a thing? Well, wrestling sure is weird, isn’t it? Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), SPRUNG, and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag). Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.


332: It’s Lana Day!

SmackDown is back on top. RAW is hit or miss (mostly miss). Total Bellas is back on the air and Daniel Bryan is the reason to watch. All is right with the world. If you can deal with the RAW stuff. Hell, just skip RAW and listen to us talk about it instead. We’ll keep that part short, I promise. Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman) and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag). Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.


UNT 48: Deadpool 2

We're strapping on our parachutes, ignoring the wind advisory and diving mustache-first into our most anticipated No. 2 of the year: Deadpool 2. And we brought drinks to share! Did you know Ryan Reynolds owns Aviation Gin? Our special guest Micah Zahler, a Ryan Reynolds superfan and host of the upcoming Always Parched podcast, crafted us a gin-based version of Deadpool's signature cocktail. We're not embarrassed to say it — it's a SEA BREEZE. Deadpool Sea Breeze 1 oz Aviation Gin 1.25 oz...


CJAE 61: Who’s #AllIn?

Lots to cover this week as Chris (@BrasilianFury) returns to help Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) break down the 3 big happenings at Wrestling Dontaku: the surprise appearance of Chris Jericho smashing Naito, the debut of Taiji Ishimori as Bone Soldier, and the thrilling end of the Okada / Tanahashi rivalry. They also talk about All In, how the quick sellout benefits the entire wrestling business… and how wrestling Twitter could use a heaping spoonful of positivity. Opening theme by Lemi and...


331: Paychecks and Championships

To paraphrase a conversation between Corey Graves and Booker T this week on RAW, wrestlers are motivated by two things: paychecks and championships. Why is it, then, that some wrestlers seem to be wandering aimlessly, neither really entertaining the crowd (putting their jobs in jeopardy) nor going after championships (making them a footnote on every show). Wait, is that what this podcast is about this week? Maybe. Probably not. Why don’t you find out the hard way? Featuring: ‘The Mayor of...


UNT 47: The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is 20 years old, man. So of course we had to give it the Unfunny Nerd Tangent treatment. Much like a urine stained rug, since 1998, The Dude, Walter and Donny have left their indelible mark on movie goers, and we are no different. We gave up honouring Shabbos to record this show, so check it out, or we’re off the bowling team. But, seriously, whether you’re a nihilist, a failed European pop star, a nude artist or even a mysterious, moustachioed Stranger, you’re sure to...


CJAE 60: Welcome to the Boddy Shop!

What an episode this week! Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) hits the road again and has a sit-down interview with the leader of the Smoochy Gang…the proprietor of the Boddy Shop… Halston Boddy (@HalstonBoddy)! Halston opens up about how a young wrestling fan from Milwaukee, who was denied the chance to go to wrestling school at 17, came full-circle years later. With a treasure trove of life lessons, he’s here to bring the party back to pro wrestling…and his story is still being written at an...


DATES 29: Gatorade Whey Protein Bar

This week on the DATEScast, Derek and Tim take a break from eating unhealthy non-sports snacks to unhealthy sports snack. As part of our 14-part-series-that-became-a-13-part-series-that-is-now-once-again-a-14-part-series known as #DATESwithCraig, our dynamic duo activate their glutes and give Gatorade Whey Protein Bars Mint Chocolate Chip Crunch flavor a try. Also, Tim introduces a new potential sponsor that could rip this show apart at the seams. Featuring: Derek Montilla...


330: Backlash Fallout

So Backlash happened, as did so many PPVs this year. Are we getting burnt out yet on WWE's quantity over quality model? We discuss this, Rusev Day arriving, Nakamura punching dicks, Jericho in New Japan, and so many more non-wrestling related topics on this MEGA POWERS CROSSOVER edition with the Good Brothers from the Mat Mania Podcast. Featuring: 'The Mayor of Reseda' Derek (@cap_kaveman), and 'Super Jew' Jared (@SuperJew75). ...and the Mat Mania Podcast (@MatManiaPodcast) Krewe: Mega Ran...


CJAE 59: My Favorite Feud – The Hart Foundation vs. The British Bulldogs!

Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) is back, and so is My Favorite Feud! This week, the mastermind behind AndrogynArt, Jesse Ledina (@AndrogynArt) stops in to talk about the Hart Foundation vs. the British Bulldogs, and how their rivalry encapsulates so much of what it meant to be a fan during the golden age of the 1980’s. From VCR’s to Saturday mornings to LJN’s to DIY belts, this episode’s a total trip in the way-back machine. Also, we talk about how this era influenced Jesse’s art, especially...


329: Greatest Royal Rumble Results and Backlash 2018 Preview

Live from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia… It’s The Steel Cage Podcast! Oh, but for real. Two big shows from WWE two weekends in a row. Take a deep breath. Here we go! Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag) and ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman). Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.


DATES 28: Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1

This week on the DATEScast, our heroes eat the loneliest snack they've come across yet. As part of our ongoing 13-part series, Dates With Craig, Derek and Tim microwave up a hot mug of friendship and try this week's snack, Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1. Here's a snacking pro-tip: READ AND FOLLOW THE PRO-TIPS ON THE BOX. Featuring: Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman) & Tim Agne (@timagne) Music by: Polly Hall & Andrew Barkan, and Three Dog Night Inspired by: Mike and Tom Eat Snacks


UNT 46: Avengers - Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is finally here, and of course, we had to gather our stones for our very own gaUNTlet and dissect this monumental film ten years in the making. Favourites, Yoshi and Mateo cross space and time to join us once more, Jared continues his assault on (what’s left of) the DCEU and has Tim finally come around to jump on the Marvel bandwagon? Either way, we should have aimed for the head. In short, if you haven’t seen it yet, run, don’t walk to your nearest movie theatre and...


EURO 2: Matt Taylor Richards and PROGRESS Wrestling

Martin Bushby (@bushby01) is back delving into the world of European wrestling! This month he is joined by PROGRESS commentator, Matt Taylor Richards. They discuss his start in wrestling with GPW, what his training was like & working with CJ Banks & Jack Gallagher. They also chat his transition from in-ring to the commentary table, working with Fight Club Pro, and his thoughts on WWE UK & ITV World of Sport. Finally, they take a look at this year’s PROGRESS ‘Super Strong Style 16’ event....


328: Greatest Royal Rumble Preview

We weren’t going to do a show this week, but then the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia backed a truck full of money into my driveway… So here we are. It may be too early to reach a final verdict, but man… It seems like RAW is totally skippable and SmackDown is totally unmissable again. The rosters seem to work out that way, and so far… the story telling does as well. 3 hours of RAW


TWE 2: Stevie Wayne Liiiiiiiiives!

In the midst of Antonio Bay’s 138th birthday on April 21st, Zach (@realzachhiggins), Syd (@sydneespeaks) and Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) dedicate This Week’s Episode to discussing John Carpenter’s underrated, understated gem THE FOG (1980). (Don’t worry. That said 1980. Not 2005. You’re safe here!) From glowing eyes that even Visine can’t fix to priestly drinking problems, to Jamie Lee Curtis’s disdain for this movie, they’ll roll over all of it like the mysterious green mist coming into...