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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.




353: Smackdown Live 1000

Well, it's finally happened. Everyone has abandoned Derek. But the show must go on, and the Big Show must turn, as this one-man pod talks about the historic 1,000th episode of Smackdown Live. He fondly looks back on attending the fifth anniversary of Smackdown along with the fun we had this week. He also discusses some not-so-fun things, such as the continuing controversy surrounding Crown Jewel aka Crown Royal, the SD Live women being relegated to a Battle Royal at Evolution, and voicing...


DATES 48: Red Hot Corn Chips

This week on the DATEScast, our snackologists return to one of the great snacking capitals of our country (thanks to the founder & proprietor of The Steel Cage, Mr. Joshua Schlag) to try a variation of one of their favorites all-time snacks. Going back to a St. Louis favorite by a spicy little company known as Old Vienna, our certified snackologists pick, eat, and rate Red Hot Corn Chips! Do they live up to the the Red Hot Hype or do they get lost in their big brother's shadow? Also, will...


CJAE 75: Roddy vs. the Gorn!

Halloween comes a little early to Captain Jack’s Armbar Emporium! We continue the tradition of watching along with Roddy Piper vehicles on major holidays, as Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) and special guest Christopher Lapin watch the 1988 disasterpiece Hell Comes to Frogtown. Grab a copy of this piece of work, hit play, and join in as we talk about Piper’s 1987-88 in Hollywood, hero mutants, background mutants, lost Fondas, phalluses on wheels, and atomic codpieces. Sponsored by WrestleCrate...


352: The Crown Jewel Heist

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. The political landscape is a war zone, and not the kind that used to follow the first hour of RAW. The kind WWE doesn't want to be involved in. But here we are, discussing the fate of Crown Jewel, the ramifications of holding events in Saudi Arabia on other shows like the all women's network special Evolution, fallout from Super Showdown, and more. Featuring your two favorite members of The Steel Cage. Featuring: 'The Mayor...


DATES (LIVE) 47: The Mala

This week on the DATEScast, our snackologists are honored to be invited by the Phoenix Rising FC, Phoenix's first place USL soccer team, to PER LIVE from this past Saturday's game against Reno. The duo had to traverse a Donkey Kong-esque setup that included climbing ladders in a press box to rate this week's snack, The Mala Pizza. The Mala by Venezia's Pizza (yes, from Breaking Bad and yes, pizza can be a snack) is named after the Phoenix Rising FC's stars Doueugui Mala and has toppings that...


UNT 59: Venom

It took Sony over ten years to make it, but they finally got their Venom movie out in theatres. Critics of course, hated it, but what did WE think of it? Well, WE sat down and discussed the movie, its villain, its somewhat oddly-sexy moment, as well as its possible connection to the MCU. WE also went on some serious tangents with topics like Cameron Diaz, Little Shop of Horrors and Pink Unicorns popping up in conversation. So check out UNT 59 – Venom, because WE said so... or risk rolling...


MWTM 60: PACstasauca Showdown Under

On this edition of Minutes with the Mayor, Derek is joined by friend of the show and Cruisermom extraordinaire, Justine aka Pastasauca, to discuss an exciting week in her wrestlelife. The discussion includes the return of PAC fka Neville fka PAC to the wrestling world with his reemergence in Dragon Gate, a live report from Justine on the WWE Super Showdown from Melbourne, Australia, her trip to a video game mecca with WWE Superstars, and much more. Featuring: 'The Mayor of Reseda' Derek...


351: Super Show-Down (Under)

October 2018. A month where WWE doesn’t have a “normal” monthly PPV. We have this big Australian show coming up this weekend, and we have a women’s show at the end of the month, but combined with (another) Saudi Arabian show at the beginning of November – that’s it until Survivor Series. Kinda crazy. That said, we break down the way this show was booked, but we also take a bit of an aside to talk NXT, 205, and more! Featuring: ‘Captain Boomerang’ Greig Tansley (@greigT13), ‘The Mayor of...


DATES 46: SuperPretzel PretzelDogs

This week on the DATEScast, our snackologists try to be mature about eating this week's snack, SuperPretzel PretzelDogs, and of course they fail miserably. But they still manage to pick, eat, and rate while making childish jokes about tiny wieners. Featuring: Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman) & Tim Agne (@timagne) Music by: Polly Hall & Andrew Barkan, and Buzz Poets Inspired by: Mike and Tom Eat Snacks


EURO 6: Simon Miller

After a month’s break – Martin (@bushby01) is back to chat the world of European wrestling. Joining him is Simon Miller (@simonmiller316). They chat about Simon’s career with What Culture, training to be a wrestler at the Al Snow academy, his first match and the injury that has sidelined him all summer. They also talk about his time in competitive bodybuilding, editing, becoming “YouTube famous”, and much much more. Music by Rainbowdragoneyes (@rnbwdragoneyes).


CJAE 74: BOLA 2018!

After sharing tales of both traveling and botches (POOR WRESTLER B!), Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) and Chris (@BrasilianFury) break it down to the brass tacks, past the Bismarck dance and the cabbage patch… They came. They saw. They went to BOLA. And it RULED. With no less than 8(!) must-see contests, breakout performances from Ilja Dragunov, Puma King, Robbie Eagles, T-Hawk, Darby Allin, and a BIG reminder that Shingo Takagi is still a beast, this was the best Battle of Los Angeles to...


350: RIP, TruthTV

Derek’s off living the dream, hanging out with pro baseball players and Daniel Bryan, like it’s no big deal. On this week’s episode, you KNOW we talk about that, but we also dive into R-Truth’s resurgence as a comedic performer, Stone Cold Becky Lynch, the ridiculousness of Randy Orton, and of course – the now infamous injury that Liv Morgan faced in her match involving Brie Bella. Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman) and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag). Music by...


DATES 45: Pumpkin Pie Perfect Bars

This week on the DATEScast, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES BECAUSE IT IS PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON, YOU BASIC BITCHES! Our snackologists talk about a variety of topics centered around the fall pumpkin spice season, and, as usual, a variety of topics that have nothing to do with snacking. Like people watching confused children leaving Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Most importantly, they pick, eat, and rate a HEALTHY snack to get your fall season started right, Pumpkin Pie Perfect Bars. Featuring: Derek Montilla...


349: Hell in a Cell 2018 Results & Aftermath

We survived Hell in a Cell and lived to tell about it thanks to Brock kicking in the door. We talk about the good, including Becky "F'n" Lynch being back on top of the mountain and the magic created by Ambrose, Rollins, McIntyre, & Ziggler, and the bad, which is ending a PPV with a shitty DQ finish. We also discuss our monster Jeff Cobb winning PWG's BOLA, the aftermath on RAW and Smackdown, confiscating signs at wrestling shows, and more Featuring: 'The Mayor of Reseda' Derek...


UNT 58: The Predator Series

What’s better than one ‘Yo Mama’ joke? A whole UNT worth of them! With the newest addition to the franchise, The Predator, out in theatres, we sat down for our usual ‘Group B’ therapy session and discussed, reminisced and hypothesized about all things Predator. We welcome newcomer and Yautja expert - Vance into the fold. Jared and Mateo compete for the best/worst ‘Yo Mama’ jokes. Greig wants to see more from Olivia Munn (it’s not what you think), while Tim’s Porta-Potty-related PTSD has him...


MWTM 59: Hollywood from GLOW

On this edition of Minutes with the Mayor, Derek is joined by Jeanne Basone aka Hollywood from the original GLOW wrestling promotion. Topics include her start as one of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, her thoughts on the Netflix series, the original cast's involvement with the project, the current Women's Wrestling revolution, and so much more. Don't forget to catch Jeanne (and probably Derek) on GLOW: The Cruise 2019. You can also catch her at the L.A. Comic Con October 26-28. Featuring:...


DATES 44: Trolli Sour Brite Weird Beards

This week on the DATEScast, our certified snackologists talk about their love for the game of basketball, and, in Derek's case, when that love died. We also learn about his real-life feud with Chucky Brown, Robert Horry, and most NBA players who played for a team in the state of Texas. Except for one man...ASU Alumni James Edward Harden Jr. Our heroes talk about how much they love this weirdly talented bearded man, and they put a snack he endorses through the PER system, Trolli Sour Brite...


348: Hell in a Cell 2018 Preview

Big weekend in pro wrestling coming up! PWG’s annual mega-tournament weekend will go down in downtown Los Angeles. Meanwhile, WWE’s Hell in a Cell takes place in San Antonio. No matter how you like your wrestling, there’s something for you. Though, if you can’t be at The Globe Theatre, you’ll have to wait a bit for the Blu-ray or VOD to catch the Battle of Los Angeles. As for WWE… On Sunday, we’re going straight to hell on the WWE Network. Enjoy the show. Whoooo!!! Featuring: Beek...


UNT 57: Saga

Hey nerds, are you looking for your next obsession, something on the level of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, or even Star Wars? Pause the Netflix, head to your local comic-book shop and pick up Saga. This epic sci-fi fantasy from writer Brian K. Vaughn and artist Fiona Staples has everything — sex, drugs, war, weird aliens, more sex, friendship, betrayal, rocketships, even more sex, cool weapons, magic, talking animals, gut-wrenching death and (as DATES viewers know) #robotdicks. Best of...



ALL IN finally happened… and it. Was. Awesome. While Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) watched it on FITE, the crew from The Strap podcast (@TheStrap) were there LIVE and in living color! Sarah (@TheSarahVanB) stops by to compare live notes, both for the big event and for Starrcast, and discuss the fallout. Highlights include murdered Joeys, dick druids, Pharoah being the BEST BOY, Kenny vs Penta, a lightning round of a main event, and a Rhodes, wearing the crimson mask, as NWA World’s...