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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.




302.5: Ultima Lucha Tres

In the summer of 2016, Derek and Josh made a pilgrimage to Boyle Heights, California, to visit Lucha Underground’s Temple. It is exactly as you’d expect – a warehouse in the midst of an industrial district. A taco truck sat outside, as Believers gathered to worship the extreme violence of lucha libre. The event took two days to record, and aired over the past four weeks on the El Rey Network. A LOT of amazing things happened, from a MOTY (2016? 2017?) candidate in Hell of War to a fantastic...

Duration: 01:53:55

302: TLC 2017 Preview

Tables, Ladders, and Chairs is this weekend! …and boy, does it seem underwhelming. That said, we’ll be tuning in (so you don’t have to) and we’ll report back next week with just how bad The Demon vs Sister Abigail turns out to be. We’re also quite interested in seeing how long they’ll let Brock Lesnar laugh without any dialog on cable TV when he responds to Jinder Mahal’s challenge. Yep, it’s one of those weeks, folks. Featuring: ‘Super Jew’ Jared (@SuperJew75), Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage...

Duration: 01:41:49


On this edition of the DATEScast, Tim delivers a Halloween snack home run as he brings a new bold and exciting candy to the table, Lucha Grande Nerds in Guava & Mango Chile and Laffy Taffy in Guava & Pineapple. The Lucha Nerds won the 2017 National Confectioners Association Most Innovative New Product in the Sweet Snacks category, so of course our certified snackologists had to put it through the official PER system of snack ratings. Will the candy live up to the hype of Tim storing it for...

Duration: 00:48:16

CJAE 38: Halloween Havoc 2017!

Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) is back with a special bonus episode, as he interviews Ted from the vintage pro wrestling merch website and Instagram, (@wrestling4sale). They talk about his early memories as a fan, what drew him to collecting and selling vintage merchandise from WWF, WCW and more, and the holy grail items in his impressive personal treasury. They also drop the details on the Wrestling4Sale Pop Up Shop on October 21-22, only at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, and why everyone...

Duration: 01:10:16

UNT 31: Rick & Morty

For Episode 31 (C-137), Unfunny Nerd Tangent whipped out the portal gun and crossed the multiverse to bring you an entire show devoted to everyone’s favorite nihilistic, intellectual grandpa and his nervous little grandson: Rick & Morty. Just like the wait between Seasons 2 & 3, we lingered entirely too long on the topic of the Mulan Szechuan Sauce debacle of 2017, but we did manage to definitively rank the Top 7 episodes of this groundbreaking animated show. The Big Giant Head in the sky...

Duration: 02:09:56

CJAE 37: The Ultimate Victory of Billy Ostrich!

This week, Captain Jack Heartless (@JackHeartless) welcomes Joshua Gavin (@TheLumberJew) back to the show! They talk about the ongoing WWN drama, including the emergence of @LeakyGabe, Rich Swann’s uncanny mastery of impressions, a head-to-head comparison of EVIL and Braun’s chair-throwing prowess, and Will Ospreay being great as usual. Oh, and there’s a review of NJPW’s King of Pro Wrestling PPV in there, too. We liked a lot about it. Enjoy! Opening theme by Lemi and the Captain. Closing...

Duration: 01:58:27

301: Hell in a Cell 2017 Results

The SHIELD has reunited, and at the very least – we have mixed feelings about it. Neville might be on his way out, and we are all pretty much on the same page about it. Asuka is coming, and WHAT THE HELL ARE THE WOMEN THINKING WANTING TO FACE HER??? Meanwhile, over on the blue brand, Sami Zayn is having a fantastic coming out party of sorts as the heel we always wanted to complement Kevin Owens. And the tag division is HOT HOT HOT (except whatever it is Harper and Rowan are calling...

Duration: 01:43:48

300: Hell in a Cell 2017 Preview

Welcome to hell. That’s how I felt watching WWE programming this week. Zing! No, but really. This Sunday’s event is sure to be an exciting one. As Hell in a Cell draws near, we’re starting to get worried about Shane McMahon. Also, The Usos and The New Day seek to continue reinventing the tag team scene in WWE. No matter what happens on the rest of the card, you can’t go wrong with that! Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘The...

Duration: 01:32:37

DATES 10: Apple Pie Oreo

On this edition of the DATEScast, Derek and Tim come back around to their first love...good ol' American sandwich cookies. And nothing could be more freaking American than this week's snack, Apple Pie Oreo cookies. Other topics of the conversation include the wonderful array of snacks you might be missing out on at Disneyland, Tim's hidden mutant powers, and why it is important to never attempt a snack rating with the proper certifications and training. Featuring: Derek Montilla...

Duration: 00:52:21

UNT 30: Austin Powers

The original Austin Powers mmmmovie is 20 years old, which only leaves us with one question: Do we make you UNTy, baby? Episode 30 is upon us, and we've gone back to the swinging sixties, man. Well, and also the seventies, but the less said about Goldmember the better. As we wedding-tackled the winning topic of our shagadelic listener poll and dived mole-first into the Austin Powers Trilogy, a number of groovy topics poked out at us like Fat Bastard’s turtle head. Jared celebrates his time...

Duration: 01:34:25

299: No Mercy 2017 Results

Though the RAW tag team division may be a bit shallow, tag team wrestling in WWE right now is on FIRE! The Usos and New Day set the bar, but The Bar may have just elevated it in a gutsy performance on Sunday with Ambrose and Rollins. Man alive. No Mercy provided a good amount of fun action with some dissatisfactory results mixed in, but everything ultimately worked out all right with a solid RAW follow up the next night. SmackDown was indeed in our hometown this week, as well, but nobody...

Duration: 01:43:11

CJAE 36: Humanoids for Heenan!

David Hayes (@davie06) returns to join Captain Jack Heartless (@JackHeartless) LIVE in studio this week. They talk about the mass exodus from WhatCulture, and by extension, WCPW, the ongoing saga of GFW (or is it Impact?) & Anthem, and Jack closes the book on a longstanding issue, with the help of Wrestling Twitter. Most importantly, Dave & the Captain pay respect and say farewell to the greatest manager, and arguably the most well-rounded performer in the history of professional wrestling...

Duration: 01:16:13


That's no moon. On this episode of the DATEScast, Tim invites Derek on a flavorless journey through time and space. Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents,our heroes race home aboard their starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save their people and restore snacking freedom to the galaxy with this week's snack, Popchips Star Wars Galaxy Puffs. They may not look like much, but do they have it where it counts? Will Tim find Derek's lack of faith disturbing? And what role do GMOs...

Duration: 00:50:19

298: No Mercy 2017 Preview

Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman are going to collide, one-on-one, in Los Angeles, this weekend. I’d make a joke about natural disasters, but it’s probably too soon for that sort of thing. In addition, John Cena and Roman Reigns will be looking to settle their beef, as we all don our multi-colored CeNation gear. The Miz goes toe to toe with Kurt Angle’s son. And finally, the women are all fighting each other because that’s just what WWE does when they get lazy about writing proper...

Duration: 02:00:05

297: Headbutt. Frogsplash.

A few years back, Bill Simmons made reference to modern pro wrestling as “The Reality Era”. I believe WWE is finally learning how to blend the excitement of moments we saw in the last year on Talking Smack with fantastic in-ring action. From EVERYTHING involved with Cena vs Reigns to most things The Miz touches, as well as Kevin Owens and his interactions with the McMahons on SmackDown – it’s been the most engaging and exciting content on WWE programming in a while. More, please! Except...

Duration: 01:34:30

UNT 28: The Defenders

After years of Marvel shows appearing on Netflix, finally, it all led to this. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and their supporting characters all came together to star in The Defenders, what Netflix would describe as their ‘TV Avengers’. Together as the worst incarnation of The Hand since that thing at the end of Cabin in the Woods, Greig, Tim and Jared give their opinions and review this latest ‘grim & gritty’ superhero escapade. Hosted by: ‘Captain Boomerang’ Greig...

Duration: 01:10:00

CJAE 35: Enjoy Every Sandwich

Hot off the heels of PWG’s 2017 edition of The Battle of Los Angeles, Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) has a special interview with Joshua Gavin (@TheLumberJew). They talk about Josh’s time working for WWN, the owners of EVOLVE, SHINE, and FIP, and he shoots on some of the crappy things that can happen – and, as you’ll hear, continue to happen – in the business of professional wrestling. Despite the bad stuff, Josh professes his continued love of the business, thanks to promotions such as...

Duration: 01:21:08

MWTM 50: BOLA 2017

This week, Derek is joined by Jared and Bryan from The Steel Cage Podcast to talk about their annual tradition of attending PWG's Battle of Los Angeles tournament. The guys talk about their favorite matches of the weekend, who truly impressed them, and tips on what to do and not to do when vacationing in Reseda. Oh. And Derek met Ronda Rousey. Featuring: 'The Mayor of Reseda' Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman), ‘Super Jew’ Jared Robinovitz (@SuperJew75), & 'Pipe Bomb' Bryan Gregston...

Duration: 01:23:41

296: The Four Horsewomen Meet The Four Horsewomen

We made it back, you guys! PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles weekend was a heck of a thing, as per usual. We saw a lot of great wrestling, sweated our asses off, and drank a bunch of Straw-Ber-Ritas. More on that on another episode of the show, though! In this episode, we talk about the beginning and end of RAW… Mostly because those were the best parts of the show (by far!) and well, we had more Mae Young Classic to talk about. From Toni Storm to Dakota Kai, Shayna Baszler to Piper Niven, and...

Duration: 01:58:29

CJAE 34: The Mystical Butthole Powers of Jushin “Thunder” Liger

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s BOLA weekend is finally here, and Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) has spared no expense this time around, as he flew his brother David (@DarthCinema) from Boston to LA for the tournament! They talk about what brought David back to pro wrestling after more than 10 years away, the beauty of becoming a fan in the internet age, his excitement over seeing his first-ever live wrestling event, and they run down every announced match for the weekend. Enjoy! Opening music by...

Duration: 00:49:13

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