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He’s a multiple world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy, and a New York Times best-selling author. Listen in as Chris Jericho interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, entertainment, comedy, and the paranormal. Don’t miss his unique, engaging, weekly take on all things pop culture…

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    Sweeping The Leg with Martin Kove

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 55:31

    Martin Kove is Sensei John Kreese on “Cobra Kai” and the “Karate Kid” trilogy, and has a great story about how he landed the role in the first place! He talks about the casts' initial reaction to the “Karate Kid” script and movie, his then-wife's review of the Kreese character, bringing Sensei Kreese back to the “Cobra Kai” series, and working with his son, Jesse on the show too. Martin also talks about his friendship and working relationship with Sylvester Stallone, his love of Westerns, and doing “Dancing With The Stars.” Plus, Martin and his son Jesse talk about the projects they're filming together, and their new podcast, “Kicking It With The Koves,” which focuses on Cobra Kai & Karate Kid trilogy!

    The Anatomy Of A Pro Wrestling Referee

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 68:16

    So what exactly does it take to be a great pro wrestling referee? Former WWE ref Marty Elias has a few thoughts about that. Marty breaks down the skills and knowledge needed to be a top ref in the biz, how he learned and who he learned from, the importance of in-ring chemistry, and what he instills in the students he trains at Rocky Mountain ProWrestling in Colorado. Marty talks about the worst bumps he's taken in the ring both accidentally and by design, some of his favorite matches (Jericho vs Steamboat in Japan, Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 25), how being a jack-of-all-trades at WWE helped his career, and what it was like being the Great Khali's talent handler for a year. Marty also details his big return to the ring as referee for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide in Mexico.

    Max Creeps - The Most Influential Punk Band of All Time

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 48:40

    The long-awaited, highly-anticipated, and critically-acclaimed Max Creeps album “Nein” has finally arrived! And we're celebrating its release with an exclusive interview with the most influential punk rock band in history! Max Blastic and PC Bullshit of Max Creeps share their unbelievable story from their first meeting at David Bowie's 1973 concert at the Hammersmith Odeon to their time on a working cattle boat to their unfortunate falling out and ultimate break-up. They discuss the circumstances that led to their reunion, their songwriting process, how they feel about bands like The Clash, the Sex Pistols, and the Germs stealing their song ideas back in the day, why they don't consider “Nein” their debut album, and how it feels to have influenced everyone from Slash to Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to Henry Rollins and Fozzy.Purchase Max Creeps "Nein" album - https://shop.maxcreeps.com/Max Creeps on Night Flight - Tune in at 11PM ET on NFTV http://nightflightplus.com/signup

    Busted Open's Favorite Matches of All Time

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 65:19

    It's favorite match time with Busted Open's Dave LaGreca and Gabby LaSpisa! They run down their respective lists and explain why they chose the matches they did. That means plenty of stories about Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, The Undertaker, Bret and Owen Hart, Thunder Rosa, Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Hulk Hogan, the Stadium Stampede, Kevin Owens and the Festival of Friendship, Wrestlemania 3, Wrestlemania 25, and Eddie Guerrero and Art Barr in Mexico. And Jericho weighs in with details on what really happened behind the scenes before his big match with CM Punk at Wrestlemania 28.

    Fozzy's Boombox EXPLODES

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 82:30

    The new Fozzy album, “Boombox” is here, and the band's celebrating its release with a killer behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album! Guitarists Rich Ward and Billy Grey, bassist P.J. Farley, and drummer Grant Brooks talk favorite songs and performances, album artwork, and touring. Grant and PJ also recount how they came to join the band during the middle of a pandemic! And Rich Ward and Chris detail the creative process with producer Johnny Andrews, why Chris recorded his vocals at his house in Tampa, and why the pandemic lockdown was the best thing to happen to “Boombox!”

    Spittin Knowledge with Swerve Strickland

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 63:41

    Swerve Strickland's signed with AEW about a month ago, and explains how and why that happens. He talks about his time at WWE, the formation of Hit Row with Ashanti “Thee” Adonis, Top Dolla & B-Fab, what led to the faction's demise, and Swerve's ultimate release from WWE. He speaks to the fall out from social media rap during Hit Row's feud with Jinder Mahal, the rap cypher he did on live TV, his relationship with Triple H, what he learned from Shawn Michaels, and the feedback he received from Willian Regal. He has stories from his run with Lucha Underground including the inspiration behind the Lt. Jermaine Strickland character, the evolution of his masked Killshot gimmick, and what he thinks led to Lucha Underground's cancellation. Plus, Swerve just attended the GRAMMY Awards, befriended one of Kanye West's producers and songwriters, and shares how he plans to elevate his own rap game! 

    The Greatest NHL Fights & Fighters Of All Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 67:40

    Sandy Bowens is a life-long, diehard NHL fan! Actually, he's a life-long diehard fan of hockey FIGHTS! So much so that he's actually kept written notebooks detailing every single NHL fight that has occurred since the late 60s to present day along with thousands of hours of hockey fight footage captured on VHS tape. He has amassed quite a collection of fights and fighters, and the knowledge to back it up. He can rattle off the great enforcers, the knockouts, how many fights various players had over the course of their career (including the great Teddy Irvine). He even worked for teams like the Los Angeles Kings, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the New York Rangers – taping game footage so they could scout opponents and players. He's seen some incredible games and crazy fights in-person, and has almost got into a couple of fights himself with hockey refs who had the nerve to stop the fights on the ice! Sandy's got favorite fights, favorite fighters, best fighting teams, best bench-clearing brawls, and stats for days! He's telling stories about Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Dave Schultz, Bert Wilson from the Rangers, and Colorado's Berry Beck. And he's even got a very good reason why he basically stopped watching the NHL in 2012. 

    Jake The Snake Roberts, Triplemania & AAA

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 56:11

    Jake “The Snake” Roberts returns to give a detailed look at his time wrestling AAA in Mexico! He talks about the crazy fans and the stuff they used to throw at the wrestlers in the ring including full cans of beer, piss-filled bottles, and the food they were eating! He remembers working with Konnan and The Sensational Sherri Martel, the riots that started at the TV station after his promos would air, and the lengths they'd have to go to in order to safely exit the arenas after shows. You'll hear the story of his infamous hair vs hair match, the one 6-man match he had with Eddie Guerrero, and how Jake used get his paydays out of Mexico and back to the states! He tells even more tales about living and traveling with the snakes, what it was like to film those snake vignettes with Ultimate Warrior, and how Jake ended up being the setup man for Hulk Hogan. Plus, Jake makes the case as to why he's the real inventor of the DDT and not Diamond Dallas Page!

    Inside The WCW Creative Team with Bob Mould

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 62:33

    Bob Mould is a critically-acclaimed musician and founding frontman of indie rock band, Husker Du, and also served on the WCW creative team in the late 90s! Bob is a life-long wrestling fan who befriended legendary promoter Jim Barnett, and ultimately got offered a job at WCW. Bob shares some great stories about pitching ideas to Hulk Hogan, working with Kevin Nash, Dusty Rhodes, Kevin Sullivan, Vampiro, and what happened when Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara came to WCW. He talks about the guys he thought should have made it, the ones he tried hard to help, and what he thinks led to the demise of WCW. Plus, Bob talks music and touring, including his most recent album, “Blue Hearts,” and his new EP, “The Ocean,” which are both available now at BobMould.com, and how he came “this close” to producing Nirvana's “Nevermind” album.

    Classic Album Clash: Nitro – The Best/Worst and Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 93:04

    Nitro was a short-lived, over-the-top metal band from Hollywood, California fronted by singer Jim Gillette and guitarist Michael Angelo Batio. They formed in 1988 and broke up in 1993, but in that five years they managed to release two albums – 1989's “O.F.R.” and 1992's “Nitro II: Hot, Wet, Drippin' With Sweat.” And those are the albums being put to the test in the Classic Album Clash!  Andy, Nick, and the mysterious Chris L. from the “Pod of Thunder” podcast return to share Nitro stories, trivia, production notes, and a do a detailed deep-dive track-by-track breakdown as they pit the two albums against each other to determine a best and favorite!

    Regal Part 2 – The Origin of a Wrestling Villain

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 84:10

    William Regal makes his highly-anticipated return, and this time he's telling stories about the British wrestling scene, and the guys who influenced him and schooled him when he was first getting started at the age of 15. He's got some great stories about Shirley Crabtree aka Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks (whom William wrestled a lot in his early years and even traveled with), Les Thornton, and Sid Cooper. He remembers the first time Tiger Mask came to Britain and what he learned and took back with him to Japan. Regal talks about his first holiday camps, his first trip overseas, and he even gives a lesson in British slang! He breaks down the British spots that continue to influence guys to this day like the Dick Beyer, the Tony Charles and the International spot, and he shares some stories from his WWE days about Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley.

    Fozzy Presents: GFM - The Sisters of BeautyCore

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 64:52

    GFM is a vibe, and that's why they're one of the bands opening for Fozzy on the current “Save The World Tour.” GFM, which stands for Gold Frankincense & Myrrh, are the English sisters, and they've been playing since grade school! 21-year-old singer/bassist Maggie, 20-year-old guitarist CJ, and 18-year-old drummer Lulu! Their parents introduced them to music and instruments almost as soon as they could walk and talk, and encouraged them to play and start a band. The girls talk about their love of metal and hard rock, the role that faith has played in their music and career, how their parents taught them about songwriting, performing and the logistics of touring, and what inspired the cheerleading uniforms they wear onstage. Their energy is off the charts, their enthusiasm is crazy infectious, their story is unbelievable, and their music kicks ass!

    Abdullah The Butcher Needs Your Help

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 54:22

    After entertaining fans at the highest possible level in wrestling, and putting on some incredible and memorable matches around the globe, 81-year-old wrestling legend Abdullah The Butcher finds himself with some serious legal issues, and no resources to speak of. Please donate to his GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-to-help-abdullah-the-butcher Abdullah along with his student Diafullah Dobashi, referee Danny Lincoln, and caretaker Malikah, explain Abdullah's legal troubles, and how the fact that Abdullah cannot read or write landed him in this tough situation.Abdullah also shares tons of stories from his days at Stampede Wrestling in Calgary with Stu Hart, his years working for Baba at All Japan Pro Wrestling, his trip to New Zealand that helped revitalize the business down under, and his run at WCW and the infamous electric chair match! He talks about working with Stan Hansen, Hulk Hogan, and Bruiser Brody, why he didn't enjoy working for Inoki at New Japan Pro Wrestling, and why he never got a shot at WWF despite a promising conversation with Vince McMahon Sr. 

    Dee Snider's Stand for the Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 60:24

    Dee Snider is spearheading a very important campaign in https://worldunited.live/. He is working to communicate the truth of Russia's invasion of Ukraine directly to the Russian people via the Trusted Messenger program! He's enlisted the help of actors, celebrities and fellow musicians like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Marx, and Chris Jericho to spread the word via their own personal recorded messages distributed on social media in hopes that some will seep through the informational blockade that Russia has constructed between its country and the outside world. Dee's also released a new video for “Stand” with powerful images from Ukraine, and explains how and why the song and video are a perfect rallying cry for what's happening today. Dee and Chris share their own family ties to Ukraine and explain why this is such an important cause and undertaking. Plus, Dee reveals WorldUnited.Live's plans for a peaceful mass protest, and eventual benefit concert to aid the Ukranian people. 

    Chad Smith, 2 Bottles of Water & a Pack of Cigarettes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 66:19

    It's “Unlimited Love” day! The long-awaited, highly-anticipated, brand-new Red Hot Chili Peppers album has finally arrived, and drummer Chad Smith returns to share some stories from the studio! He talks about reuniting with former guitarist John Frusciante and what's that done for the Peppers, bringing longtime producer Rick Rubin back into the fold, writing and recording during a pandemic, and the band's upcoming (and first-ever) stadium tour! Chad also has some crazy tales about recording an album with Ozzy Osbourne, his original Chili Peppers audition, and the time he discovered he could ride his 10-speed bike to the Creem magazine headquarters! And then there's that second Ozzy album that's already finished and awaiting release, but you didn't hear that from us! 

    Woody Farmer's Bay Area Wrestling

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 61:15

    “Woody Farmer's Bay Area Wresting” is a new documentary available on YouTube, and it tells the true story about a little wrestling school turned promotion based in Newark, California, which is just East of San Francisco, run by Woody Farmer. Woody secured a TV deal for Bay Area Wrestling almost before he had a true promotion up and running, and taped the shows in a tiny studio at the TV station. He soon landed a network deal with The Sports Channel, and had talent like Mae Young, Mike Lockwood (aka Crash Holly), Radical Robbie Lee, and a young Chris Jericho wrestling matches in his tiny studio! Documentary filmmakers Paul Ponte and Jesus Cruz, along with the voice of Bay Area Wrestling, Pat Kelly, and wrestler Shane Kody (who is also Woody Farmer's son), discuss Bay Area Wrestling from its formation to landing their TV deal to Chris Jericho's three-match run, and what came after! They recount some of their favorite performers and matches, remember the unique personalities, and share some of the hilarious moments both in front of and behind the camera.

    How To Escape A Religious Cult

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 49:19

    Actress, singer & “Trust Me: Cults, Extreme Belief, and the Abuse Of Power” podcast host, Lola Blanc, was only 12-years old when she and her mom unknowingly joined a religious cult run by a man who claimed to be the new LDS (Church Of Latter-day Saints) Prophet. He split them up, and sex trafficked her mom all in the name of God. Lola recounts the story of how her mom met this self-proclaimed Prophet and fell under his spell, why he separated Lola from her mom, and how they eventually were able to escape. She talks about the harrowing experiences they both faced, especially her mom, how they were able to pick up the pieces and heal despite the ordeal, and why their former cult leader is still leading his cult to this day.Listen to Lola's mom's harrowing story: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/trust-me-cults-extreme-belief-and-the-abuse-of-power/id1534370789

    Trademark Everything! Pro Wrestling Patent Lawyer Mike Dockins

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 68:17

    Mike Dockins aka the “Gimmick Attorney” is the lawyer who helps many of your favorite wrestlers (including Chris Jericho) trademark their names, catchphrases, and even make-up and facepaint. Mike explains how he got started as a trademark and patent attorney, when and where wrestling became his specialty, who he counts among his many clients, and what it's like going toe-to-toe with WWE. He has stories about Cody Rhodes, Gallows & Anderson, Danhausen, Matt Hardy, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Clint Bobski.

    The Haunting of the Amityville Horror House

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 57:46

    John and Jamie from the True Crimecast podcast return to talk about the murder case that is believed to have started the infamous Amityville Horror movie franchise! They share the details and circumstances surrounding the DeFeo Family murders that may have been the root cause of the scary hauntings and paranormal events that drove the Lutz family out of the Amityville house after just 28 days! In 1974, Ronald DeFeo was convicted of killing his parents and four siblings in the Amityville house while they slept. The Lutz family purchased the DeFeo home in Amityville, Long Island, New York, in 1975 and immediately started experiencing strange, paranormal events as soon as they moved in. After 28 torturous days, the Lutz' fled the house with the clothes on their backs and never returned. The Lutz family's story became the smash film, “Amityville Horror,” and the DeFeo murders were used as the basis for the movie's sequel. 

    The Tribulations of William Regal

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 79:13

    In the first of an impromptu two-parter, William Regal chronicles the health issues that he's suffered over the last couple of years that nearly cost him his life! You'll hear how through the workings of science and modern medicine, some excellent doctors, and a bit of fate (or maybe divine intervention), Regal defied the odds, beat death, and lived to tell the tale of not only his extremely rare heart surgery, but also the neck injury he's been suffering from for 30 years that he didn't really know he had! And in between his surgeries, hospital stays, and doctor visits, he managed to scout talent for WWE, hold tryouts, and produce some incredible events for NXT. He talks about his program with Bryan Danielson, working in the ring with Cesaro, and his last unofficial match with Sami Zayn.

    Far Beyond Driven - The Story of Jose Mangin & The Pantera Limo

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 62:17

    Pantera brothers Vinnie Paul and Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott loved riding in limos so they got one of their own! Vinnie used it extensively after Dime's death, and when Vinnie Paul passed in 2018, the limo was given to longtime, diehard Pantera fan and SiriusXM Octane host, Jose Mangin! Jose explains how he found about the generous gift, what it took to get the limo from Texas to Southern California with almost no notice, and how he went about getting the limo fully restored! Jose spared no expense when it came to the restoration and added some amazing tributes to the Abbott brothers in the limo's interior along with a very cool salute to the fans who contributed to the GoFundMe to help raise money for the process. Jose walks us through the year-plus long journey to get the limo restored and running again, and shares the feedback he got from Dime's widow, Rita, and the rest of the Pantera family. Jose & Chris detail the adventures they each had in the limo with Vinnie Paul, and Jose reveals his plans for the limo's future and how YOU can experience it (and party in it) for yourself! 

    DDP, The Guardians of Justice & The Heel of Hollywood

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 62:30

    Diamond Dallas Page plays Nighthawk in the new Netflix series, “Guardians of Justice,” about a team of troubled superheroes fighting against evil in the world and in themselves! Series creator Adi Shankar and DDP explain what it took to get the series made, why it spent 7 years in development, what inspired all of the various animation styles in the episodes, and which storylines and characters come directly from Adi's own life as an immigrant kid finding his way in America. They talk casting, last-minute shooting, going from YouTube to Netflix, and the lessons Adi learned from Kanye West! 

    Keith Lee - Bask In His AEW Glory

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 62:46

    AEW Revolution is this Sunday, March 6th and one of AEW's newest signings, Keith Lee, is an entrant in the Face of The Revolution Ladder Match! It'll be the first-ever ladder match in his 18-year wrestling career, and he shares exactly how he feels about that! Keith also gets real about his serious battle with COVID and the post-infection complication that nearly forced him to give up wrestling forever. He discusses the circumstances surrounding his release from WWE, the three failed tryouts it took to get there in the first place, his matches with Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar, and the catch phrase inspired directly by the late, great Dusty Rhodes! Keith remembers his time at Ring of Honor and the match with Dominik Dijakovic that changed his wrestling career in an instant, their final indie bout at PWG, and why they didn't have a bigger feud at NXT. He tells the story of “Bask In My Glory” and the Bearcat gimmick, and reveals what Vince McMahon said to him in the middle of a live Monday Night RAW.

    James Bondcast - Episode 007

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 70:59

    Last Fall marked the end of an era for the James Bond movie franchise! Daniel Craig played the 007 British secret agent for the last time on film in “No Time To Die!” And despite what happened during that movie, the end credits assured fans, “James Bond will return!” But who will be the latest to take on one of the most iconic roles in Hollywood history?  That's just one topic discussed by the James Bond super fan panel including Brad Gilmore (host of the “Back From The Future” podcast and author of the new book, “Bond, James Bond: Exploring the Shaken And Stirred History of Ian Fleming's 007”), Michael Boyd (scholarly writer of all things Ian Fleming and James Bond), and TIJ alum Don Callis! The foursome breakdown the 60-year history of the James Bond movie franchise. They analyze who played Bond best (Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig). They talk about the Bond girls, the Bond villains, the Bond theme songs, the many gadgets and cars, and the surrounding cast of characters. They also get into the campiness of the early movies, the pop culture references and mimicry, and they share tons of trivia and behind-the-scenes stories from franchise. Plus, they speak to the evolution of the Bond character, the scripts, and they share their favorite Bond films including a combined Top 10 List! 

    Britt, Medusa & Jazz - Evolution of Women's Wrestling LIVE

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 68:38

    Medusa, Jazz, and Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D., three generations of incredible, pioneering female wrestlers, were on the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea Triple Whammy last October, and of course that meant there had to be a live podcast about the evolution of women's wrestling! Medusa came up in the AWA in the 80s, spent three years wrestling in Japan before going to WWE, and then jumping ship to WCW in one of the most historic moments in all of wrestling (think WWE title belt and a trash can). Jazz wrestled during the Attitude Era of WWE, was on the roster when the Divas arrives, and has plenty of stories about trying to be taken seriously as a worker during the time of bikini models and “tits and ass.” And current AEW Women's World Champion, Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. has a completely different experience, and once she credits to the pioneers like Medusa and Jazz who blazed the path before her, and allowed her to main event on AEW DYNAMITE in an Unsanctioned Lights Out match against Thunder Rosa. 

    Killer Show - Analyzing the Great White Station Fire Tragedy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 71:00

    “America's Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List” is a new documentary on the Reelz network. It's the story of the infamous Great White concert fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island on the night of February 20th, 2003. Great White's onstage pyrotechnics ignited a fast-moving blaze that killed 100 people and injured over 200 more. This new documentary is told through the eyes of the survivors and the victims' families, and recounts the events from the night of the tragic fire to the criminal case and trial, and the civil lawsuit that followed. Great White frontman Jack Russell is featured in the documentary, and you'll hear why his participation was a MUST for filmmaker, David Bellino. David's producing partner, and the attorney who litigated the civil suit on behalf of the victims' family members and the survivors, John Barylick, wrote the book on which the documentary is partially based – “Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America's Deadliest Rock Concert.” Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has been a tireless advocate for the survivors and victims' families, and was instrumental in bringing together his fellow musicians to stage a benefit concert in 2008 that was broadcast on VH-1. And Mike Ricardi was at the concert that night with his best friend, Jim Gahan. Mike made it out. Jim did not. David Bellino, John Barylick, Dee Snider, and Mike Ricardi discuss the events of that night, the making of the documentary, the importance of telling this story and remembering the survivors, the victims and all of the families impacted by this unbelievable tragedy, the personal ties they each have to this story, and how they've all found hope, and in Mike's case, some healing, through this project. Tune in this Sunday February 27th at 3pm Eastern on Reelz to watch the documentary or visit Reelz.com for information on how to watch it on demand. 

    Steve O Forever

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 54:38

    “Jackass Forever” topped the box office on its opening weekend. Fans love it. Critics love it. And the guys loved filming all of the ridiculous stunts and pranks for it! Steve O relives some of his gnarliest moments from the film including the multiple bee stings on his junk. He also talks about the guys' chemistry, the new cast members, director Jeff Tremaine, Bam Margera, and Spike Jonze. Steve O shares the history of Jackass, some of his worst injuries and grossest stunts, and what it was like to film “Jackass Forever” stone cold sober. And he shares some details about his current comedy tour, “The Bucket List Tour,” his upcoming new book, “A Hard Kick In The Nuts: What I've Learned From A Lifetime of Bad Decisions,” and how he comes up with the crazy ass (and in some cases illegal) stunts for his YouTube channel.

    The House of Brody King

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 60:21

    Brody King is the newest addition to AEW's House of Black, and explains where the idea for him to join Malakai Black actually came from.Brody talks about his relatively late start in wrestling, what and who inspired his name and gimmick, and how he's managed to achieve so much success in just 7 years. He speaks to his training in California, his first PWG show, how he got signed to Ring of Honor, and what it was like starting there on Cody, The Young Bucks, Hangman Adam Page, and SCU's last day! Brody has stories about wrestling in Japan, the historic New Japan ROH show at Madison Square Garden, and what really happened with that Enzo & Cass run-in. You'll hear about Villain Enterprises, Violence Unlimited, and what he learned from everyone from Rocky Romero to Homicide. Brody also talks about his pre-wrestling career as a rigger in Hollywood working on TV and movie sets including Spider-man, Pirates of The Carribean, RuPaul's Drag Race, and Parks & Recreation. Plus, his band, God's Hate, is still recording and touring and hopes to be back on the road this year! 

    Tyson vs Douglas - The Biggest Upset In Boxing History

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 56:52

    February 11, 1990. Tokyo, Japan. Iron Mike Tyson versus Buster Douglas. A knockout in the 8th round. One fighter goes down… but not the one expected! Shock, chaos and controversy ensue! Some call it the biggest upset in sports history! But how did it happen? What was Buster Douglas even doing in the ring with Mike Tyson in the first place? Johnny Sig, host of the podcast “A Sitdown with Johnny Sig,” tells the story of the fight that forever changed Mike Tyson's career and boxing legacy. Johnny explains the circumstances surrounding the fight, the adversity that Mike Tyson was facing at that time in his life (divorce from wife Robin Givens, loss of his longtime father figure Cus D'Amato, introduction of Don King, and a new and incompetent corner team), and Buster Douglas' personal motivation (loss of his mother). He breaks down the fight itself, Tyson's boxing style, Buster Douglas' under-rated performance, the 8th round controversy, and the impact it had on both the fans and the sport.

    Aliens, Illuminati, Occult & The Hollywood Connection

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 57:21

    “Conspiracy Theories and Unpopular Culture” podcast host and founder of IlluminatiWatcher.com, Isaac Weishaupt returns to explain how aliens, UFOs, the Occult, and Hollywood are all part of a secret agenda to bring about a New World Order. Isaac reveals how members of the Occult (like Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons) have been communicating with aliens for years, how likely it is that humans already have alien DNA in their makeup, and how Hollywood has been using movies (like E.T. and the John Carpenter Apocalypse Trilogy) to prepare the masses to accept this new religion of the New World Order. He describes Project Mockingbird and Project Blue Beam and how the CIA and the Pentagon factor into both. He discusses the conspiracy theories surrounding 5G and technology, and where Lucifer and Satan fit into this picture. And if you want to dive deeper into Isaac's theories, check out his books, “Aliens, UFOs, & The Occutl: Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II.”

    Jade Cargill Presents That Bitch Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 59:39

    Jade Cargill is the current and first AEW TBS Champion, a feat she accomplished with just 23 matches under her belt! Jade chronicles her journey to pro wrestling, her rapid ascent at AEW, and how she feels about “learning on the fly on the job!” She talks about her WWE tryout (before she had any wrestling training at all), the limited training she did do between that tryout and signing with AEW, and why every match is a still a learning experience. She details her first-ever match which happened to be with Cody Rhodes, Shaquille O'Neal, and Red Velvet on live TV! She speaks to the help she's received from Chris Jericho, what she's currently learning from Billy Gunn, and why she calls Chyna and Macho Man Randy Savage her biggest influences. Plus, Jade breaks down her TBS Championship tournament run including her matches against Serena Deeb and Ruby Soho.

    Chef Kristen Kish Teaches Jericho How To Be Le Chompion

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 55:34

    Top Chef Season 10 winner Chef Kristen Kish stars on “Fast Foodies” on TruTV. “Fast Foodies” is a different kind of cooking competition show where three chefs (Kristen Kish, Jeremy Ford and Justin Sutherland) have to perfectly recreate and then completely reimagine a celebrity's favorite fast food dish! That's how Chris Jericho met Kristen! He challenged the chef to recreate & then reimagine the Cracker Barrell pancake breakfast (and if you want to see who was crowned “Fast Foodies” Chompion tune into the episode Thursday, February 3rd at 10/9 Central on TruTV). Kristen talks about the dish she made for Jericho, how she got involved in “Fast Foodies” in the first place, and what she loves most about the show. She also talks extensively about her experience on Top Chef, and how she actually got voted off the show! You'll hear what transpired that allowed her to eventually win the whole thing, how she dealt with the near instant fame that followed her victory, and what she did immediately following the show. Kristen shares how she developed her own food point-of-view and flavors, the first thing she ever tried to cook as a kid, and why she calls Chef Emeril Lagasse “Uncle Emeril.”

    Ice Nine Kills Murders Spencer Charnas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 55:04

    Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills is telling stories about his band's crazy creative, critically-acclaimed new album, “Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood.” Each song on the album was inspired by a different horror movie (including Pet Sematary, Child's Play, American Psycho, Resident Evil, and more), and the music videos tell a murder story of their own! Spencer talks about the theme approach to writing, the preparation he did for each song, his favorite horror movies, the band's love of puns, and how they were able to get great guest vocalists (like Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddox) and actors (like Bill Moseley) to participate in the project. He speaks to the band's incredible live shows that involve a mini-murder on stage, his hopes to turn it all into a true horror movie screenplay of his own, and why the “Psychos” (INK fans) make it all worthwhile!

    Ice Nine Kills Murders Spencer Charnas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 60:30

    Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills is telling stories about his band's crazy creative, critically-acclaimed new album, “Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood.” Each song on the album was inspired by a different horror movie (including Pet Sematary, Child's Play, American Psycho, Resident Evil, and more), and the music videos tell a murder story of their own! Spencer talks about the theme approach to writing, the preparation he did for each song, his favorite horror movies, the band's love of puns, and how they were able to get great guest vocalists (like Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddox) and actors (like Bill Moseley) to participate in the project. He speaks to the band's incredible live shows that involve a mini-murder on stage, his hopes to turn it all into a true horror movie screenplay of his own, and why the “Psychos” (INK fans) make it all worthwhile!

    The Return of reDRagon - Fish & O'Reilly's AEW Invasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 66:26

    reDRagon is back and ready to take on the stacked AEW Tag Team division! Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly talk about their recent reunion, how their respective journeys to AEW happened, and the match they're looking forward to most at AEW. They also recount the first time they ever met, how they initially got put together at Ring Of Honor, the origin of reDRagon and story behind the name, and some of their legendary matches in both ROH and NJPW. They talk about their jump to NXT, their relationship with Triple H, the immediate chemistry they had with Adam Cole and Roderick Strong, how the Undisputed Era came together, and why they didn't initially like the name. They also discuss the changes at NXT after the re-brand, the differences between the locker rooms, and rediscovering their love of pro wrestling.

    The Return of reDRagon - Fish & O'Reilly's AEW Invasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 70:27

    reDRagon is back and ready to take on the stacked AEW Tag Team division! Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly talk about their recent reunion, how their respective journeys to AEW happened, and the match they're looking forward to most at AEW. They also recount the first time they ever met, how they initially got put together at Ring Of Honor, the origin of reDRagon and story behind the name, and some of their legendary matches in both ROH and NJPW. They talk about their jump to NXT, their relationship with Triple H, the immediate chemistry they had with Adam Cole and Roderick Strong, how the Undisputed Era came together, and why they didn't initially like the name. They also discuss the changes at NXT after the re-brand, the differences between the locker rooms, and rediscovering their love of pro wrestling.

    Tiger King 2 - Who Killed Carole Baskin's Husband?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 60:53

    “Tiger King 2” on Netflix delves into the mystery behind the disappearance of Carole Baskin's husband, Don Lewis. Don went missing in 1997, and people speculated that Carole may have killed him. YouTuber Ripper Jack developed an interest in Don Lewis' missing persons case after seeing the original “Tiger King” documentary series, and started both a Facebook Group (called Don Lewis Cold Case), and a YouTube channel in order to investigate Don's disappearance. Ripper's done extensive interviews with witnesses and people who knew Don, examined thousands of public documents, taken many trips to Florida, and shared some interesting evidence with law enforcement. Ripper, who's featured in “Tiger King 2,” recounts Don Lewis' last couple of days, what Carole and Don's longtime friend and employee Kenny Farr were doing the last day Don was reportedly seen alive, and Ripper pokes holes in Carole's late-night cat milk run story the night before Don disappeared. Plus, Ripper exclusively reveals new evidence recently uncovered in the case!

    Tiger King 2 - Who Killed Carole Baskin's Husband?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 67:17

    “Tiger King 2” on Netflix delves into the mystery behind the disappearance of Carole Baskin's husband, Don Lewis. Don went missing in 1997, and people speculated that Carole may have killed him. YouTuber Ripper Jack developed an interest in Don Lewis' missing persons case after seeing the original “Tiger King” documentary series, and started both a Facebook Group (called Don Lewis Cold Case), and a YouTube channel in order to investigate Don's disappearance. Ripper's done extensive interviews with witnesses and people who knew Don, examined thousands of public documents, taken many trips to Florida, and shared some interesting evidence with law enforcement. Ripper, who's featured in “Tiger King 2,” recounts Don Lewis' last couple of days, what Carole and Don's longtime friend and employee Kenny Farr were doing the last day Don was reportedly seen alive, and Ripper pokes holes in Carole's late-night cat milk run story the night before Don disappeared. Plus, Ripper exclusively reveals new evidence recently uncovered in the case!

    The Too Cool Career of Scotty 2 Hotty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 70:47

    What does the WWE Attitude Era and current KISS concerts have in common? Scotty 2 Hotty will tell ya! The former NXT coach and NXT live event producer talks about his latest run at WWE in Performance Center, including how it started, the talent he helped develop, and the recent changes that prompted him to leave. He also shares stories from his first run at WWE as a performer from his tryout to signing his first contract to the formation of Too Sexy with Brian Christopher and Rikishi. Scotty reveals what inspired him to do the worm in the ring, and why Big Show, Jericho, Chyna, and the Dudleys were the most fun to dance with. He talks stinkface, the Zoo Crew with Albert, Dean Malenko, the karate chop at the end of the worm, and being released from WWE in 2007. Plus, Scotty shares why he decided to return to the indies this year, his plans for the next 12 months, and what he hopes to accomplish as a performer this time around.

    The Too Cool Career of Scotty 2 Hotty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 69:17

    What does the WWE Attitude Era and current KISS concerts have in common? Scotty 2 Hotty will tell ya! The former NXT coach and NXT live event producer talks about his latest run at WWE in Performance Center, including how it started, the talent he helped develop, and the recent changes that prompted him to leave. He also shares stories from his first run at WWE as a performer from his tryout to signing his first contract to the formation of Too Sexy with Brian Christopher and Rikishi. Scotty reveals what inspired him to do the worm in the ring, and why Big Show, Jericho, Chyna, and the Dudleys were the most fun to dance with. He talks stinkface, the Zoo Crew with Albert, Dean Malenko, the karate chop at the end of the worm, and being released from WWE in 2007. Plus, Scotty shares why he decided to return to the indies this year, his plans for the next 12 months, and what he hopes to accomplish as a performer this time around.

    An Hour with Bruce Dickinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 61:42

    It's the return of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, and he's dishing the details on his brand-new one-man show, “An Evening with Bruce Dickinson,” which kicks off THIS Monday, January 17th, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He's doing 34 dates, crisscrossing the States, and all the ticket info is at IronMaiden.com! You'll hear what inspired this outing, how his love of theater, acting and improv influenced the show, what he adapted from English writer/actor Quentin Crisp, and why Bruce is dead-set on having the audience involved in every show. Bruce also speaks about his love of fencing, and what keeps him competing to this day. He has stories about rehabbing a recent Achilles injury, and how that impacted the “Senjutsu” sessions and subsequent tour. Plus, Bruce is also talking about his podcast, “Psycho Schizo Espresso,” breaking down the origin of 666, and revealing some details about of Iron Maiden's future plans!

    An Hour with Bruce Dickinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 63:11

    It's the return of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, and he's dishing the details on his brand-new one-man show, “An Evening with Bruce Dickinson,” which kicks off THIS Monday, January 17th, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He's doing 34 dates, crisscrossing the States, and all the ticket info is at IronMaiden.com! You'll hear what inspired this outing, how his love of theater, acting and improv influenced the show, what he adapted from English writer/actor Quentin Crisp, and why Bruce is dead-set on having the audience involved in every show. Bruce also speaks about his love of fencing, and what keeps him competing to this day. He has stories about rehabbing a recent Achilles injury, and how that impacted the “Senjutsu” sessions and subsequent tour. Plus, Bruce is also talking about his podcast, “Psycho Schizo Espresso,” breaking down the origin of 666, and revealing some details about of Iron Maiden's future plans!

    ROH Champion Jonathan Gresham Heads To Terminus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 54:39

    Reigning Ring of Honor World Champion, Jonathan Gresham, is defending the title at his own show this Sunday, January 16th! His brand new promotion, Terminus, is hosting their first-ever live event at the Kroc Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Jonathan explains how he and Baron Black came to start their own promotion, the meaning behind the Terminus name, what he's liking and not liking about being a promoter, and the inspiration behind their company's first card (which features Jay Lethal, Daniel Garcia, Lee Moriarty, Moose, Bandido, Alex Coughlin, Impact Digital Champion Jordynne Grace, and so many more)! Jonathan also speaks to Ring of Honors final show, the circumstances that led to him winning the championship, and what he thinks the future has in store for ROH. He also shares thoughts on today's in-ring psychology, his definition of modern grappling, and the importance of rules in wrestling. Plus, he recounts his early days coming up in the biz, working in Japan, flirting with WWE, and the really nice thing that Kenny Omega did for him during Jonathan's first trip to Japan. 

    ROH Champion Jonathan Gresham Heads To Terminus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 50:20

    Reigning Ring of Honor World Champion, Jonathan Gresham, is defending the title at his own show this Sunday, January 16th! His brand new promotion, Terminus, is hosting their first-ever live event at the Kroc Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Jonathan explains how he and Baron Black came to start their own promotion, the meaning behind the Terminus name, what he's liking and not liking about being a promoter, and the inspiration behind their company's first card (which features Jay Lethal, Daniel Garcia, Lee Moriarty, Moose, Bandido, Alex Coughlin, Impact Digital Champion Jordynne Grace, and so many more)! Jonathan also speaks to Ring of Honors final show, the circumstances that led to him winning the championship, and what he thinks the future has in store for ROH. He also shares thoughts on today's in-ring psychology, his definition of modern grappling, and the importance of rules in wrestling. Plus, he recounts his early days coming up in the biz, working in Japan, flirting with WWE, and the really nice thing that Kenny Omega did for him during Jonathan's first trip to Japan. 

    Unchained - The Life & Times of Edward Van Halen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 66:16

    There's a new biography out about the life and career of the late, great Eddie Van Halen. It's called “Unchained: The Edward Van Halen Story,” and was written by journalist and former editor of Kerrang! magazine, Paul Brannigan. Paul spent 7 years researching and writing the book about the legendary guitarist, and interviewed countless people to help him tell the story including Sammy Hagar, Ozzy Osbourne, and KISS. Paul reveals tidbits from his research and interviews, and even recounts his own sit-down with Eddie at 5150 around the time of “Van Halen III's” release. He also shares some of the things that surprised him most, a few of his favorite moments, and offers his own thoughts on why this prolific musician didn't really release anything new during the last 20 years of his life. “Unchained: The Edward Van Halen Story” is available now at Amazon, VanHalenStore.com, and wherever you buy books!

    Unchained - The Life & Times of Edward Van Halen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 61:13

    There's a new biography out about the life and career of the late, great Eddie Van Halen. It's called “Unchained: The Edward Van Halen Story,” and was written by journalist and former editor of Kerrang! magazine, Paul Brannigan. Paul spent 7 years researching and writing the book about the legendary guitarist, and interviewed countless people to help him tell the story including Sammy Hagar, Ozzy Osbourne, and KISS. Paul reveals tidbits from his research and interviews, and even recounts his own sit-down with Eddie at 5150 around the time of “Van Halen III's” release. He also shares some of the things that surprised him most, a few of his favorite moments, and offers his own thoughts on why this prolific musician didn't really release anything new during the last 20 years of his life. “Unchained: The Edward Van Halen Story” is available now at Amazon, VanHalenStore.com, and wherever you buy books!

    Keith Mitchell - 40 Years of Production from WCW to AEW

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 74:21

    Keith Mitchell is one of the true behind-the-scenes pioneers in wrestling! Keith is a longtime TV producer who helped launch video packages and ring music entrances for wrestlers. Keith got his start in World Class Wrestling with the Von Erichs in the 80s before moving on to WCW followed by TNA and ultimately landing at AEW in 2019. And after 40 years in the biz, Keith retired last week after AEW Dynamite's New Year's Smash. Keith tells his wrestling story from his early days in TV sports production to his first introduction to the Von Erichs and the friendship with Kerry and David that followed to his days at WCW and the night that Vince and Shane McMahon took control of the company to meeting Tony Khan and helping AEW launch on TNT.

    Keith Mitchell - 40 Years of Production from WCW to AEW

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 77:35

    Keith Mitchell is one of the true behind-the-scenes pioneers in wrestling! Keith is a longtime TV producer who helped launch video packages and ring music entrances for wrestlers. Keith got his start in World Class Wrestling with the Von Erichs in the 80s before moving on to WCW followed by TNA and ultimately landing at AEW in 2019. And after 40 years in the biz, Keith retired last week after AEW Dynamite's New Year's Smash. Keith tells his wrestling story from his early days in TV sports production to his first introduction to the Von Erichs and the friendship with Kerry and David that followed to his days at WCW and the night that Vince and Shane McMahon took control of the company to meeting Tony Khan and helping AEW launch on TNT.

    Through Heaven And Hell with Robert & Michael Sweet - LIVE

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 73:45

    Stryper killed it onstage at the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea Triple Whammy last October, and again during their live Talk Is Jericho podcast appearance on the ship! Brothers Robert and Michael Sweet tell stories from their early days including hanging out on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, changing the band's name from Rock's Regime to Stryper, what inspired the Stryper name, who influenced their song lyrics, and how they were able to tour with mainstream metal and rock bands during the 80s! They talk about the difference between Christian Rock and being Christians IN a rock band, how they had to constantly fight against being pigeonholed, and what MTV did their for their popularity and sales in the era of DialMTV. They also have some great tales about stealing road signs to hang in the studio, throwing bibles to fans at live shows, and being mobbed and arrested in Australia!

    Through Heaven And Hell with Robert & Michael Sweet

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 75:14

    Stryper killed it onstage at the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea Triple Whammy last October, and again during their live Talk Is Jericho podcast appearance on the ship! Brothers Robert and Michael Sweet tell stories from their early days including hanging out on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, changing the band's name from Rock's Regime to Stryper, what inspired the Stryper name, who influenced their song lyrics, and how they were able to tour with mainstream metal and rock bands during the 80s! They talk about the difference between Christian Rock and being Christians IN a rock band, how they had to constantly fight against being pigeonholed, and what MTV did their for their popularity and sales in the era of DialMTV. They also have some great tales about stealing road signs to hang in the studio, throwing bibles to fans at live shows, and being mobbed and arrested in Australia!

    The Evolution of The Painmaker

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 54:15

    Chris Jericho wrestled Kenny Omega in an epic match at the Tokyo Dome in January 2018, and unknowingly created what was soon to become The Painmaker! Chris tells the story about how that trip to Japan gave rise to The Painmaker's signature spiked jacket, and black makeup look. He explains what inspired the clothes, the wrestling style, and the backstory of this titular character that's now become an animated, multiple-chapter, collectible NFT! He breaks down The Painmaker's wrestling style, favorite matches, greatest battles, and biggest foes! You'll also discover how The Painmaker evolved into an NFT, what may happen to this intergalactic serial killer in an upcoming graphic novel, and whether the incredible story may hit a movie screen near you in the not-so-distant future!

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