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Posted by Jakkoaks

interesting i like it :)

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Thanks for ensuring wrestling will not be encroaching in another comics podcast.

:)

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

A wrestling podcast on COMICVINE????????????????????

That's awesome!

I sure hope you guys also talk about TNA and maybe other wrestling promotions and not just WWE. TNA has been awesome these several weeks with some nice story-lines and matches.

As for WWE, it's fun to watch during the Wrestlemania season, but after that WWE gets soooo boring and lazy. I could careless about Summerslam

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Posted by inferiorego

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

A wrestling podcast on COMICVINE????????????????????

That's awesome!

I sure hope you guys also talk about TNA and maybe other wrestling promotions and not just WWE. TNA has been awesome these several weeks with some nice story-lines and matches.

As for WWE, it's fun to watch during the Wrestlemania season, but after that WWE gets soooo boring and lazy. I could careless about Summerslam

I don't watch TNA at all, and I don't know if Corey does. If anything, we'll be mostly talking about silly gimmicks and how awful we think some promos are.

Posted by ForeverTitan

WWE is really awesome. the only thing is Stephanie McMahon acting like her father, i'm like he one wrestling no need to be the woman version of him. WrestleMania is awesome the only I want to see at SummerSlam is The WWE World Heavyweight Championship match John Cena time is up, Give others a chance.

Posted by inferiorego

If you guys have suggestions for the show, let us know. We have a format for the future, but we're willing to change things up as well.

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is this available on itunes yet?

Posted by Master_Funk

Awesome. The more wrestling podcasts, the better.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@inferiorego: Well you guys should give it a try. They are getting better and putting out a watchable product and some great wrestling matches with their NYC tapings. It would be nice to hear what you guys think as a brand new viewer. This is a wrestling podcast after-all, and not a WWE podcast right?

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is this available on itunes yet?

We submitted it today. Hopefully, there will be one soon.

@inferiorego: Well you guys should give it a try. They are getting better and putting out a watchable product and some great wrestling matches with their NYC tapings. It would be nice to hear what you guys think as a brand new viewer. This is a wrestling podcast after-all, and not a WWE podcast right?

As of right this second, it's a WWE podcast until we branch out more. I have some decent connections to people at WWE, so it's a bit easier for us to talk about the and get guests on from that company.

Posted by Child_Karl

I'm going to chant "CM Punk" instead of listening to the parts where you talk about the Divas.

Posted by BumpyBoo

Ah this was even more fun to listen to than I had hoped, great job you guys. Seems like the start of a truly awesome thing :)

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@inferiorego: You guys are gonna have actual guests/ wrestlers from the wrestling biz on this podcast? I hope you guys get CM PUNK or Chris Daniels. lol. They are huge comic readers

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I can't stand John Cena. He bores me to tears. If he wasn't treated so much like an invincible super hero then maybe I could tolerate it but I just can't get into almost any of his matches. Also, I think that Randy Orton was really entertaining when he was the snot-nosed punk "Legend Killer." His match with Benoit at Summerslam when he won his first World Heavyweight Championship was legitimately entertaining to me and I found the ending quite energetic. I don't like him anymore for somewhat similar reasons as Cena.

Posted by WheatStalker

Kinda hard to hear ... if I download the podcast, will it sound better. I have little interest in WWE, but Mat and Corey are fun to listen to, anyway. Mat, just move to the coast, easy peasy. Earthquakes aren't a real phenomenon.

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@syncig said:

I can't stand John Cena. He bores me to tears. If he wasn't treated so much like an invincible super hero then maybe I could tolerate it but I just can't get into almost any of his matches. Also, I think that Randy Orton was really entertaining when he was the snot-nosed punk "Legend Killer." His match with Benoit at Summerslam when he won his first World Heavyweight Championship was legitimately entertaining to me and I found the ending quite energetic. I don't like him anymore for somewhat similar reasons as Cena.

HELL YEAH! Join the CENA NUFF ARMY!!! He buried so many young talents!

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Posted by inferiorego

Kinda hard to hear ... if I download the podcast, will it sound better. I have little interest in WWE, but Mat and Corey are fun to listen to, anyway. Mat, just move to the coast, easy peasy. Earthquakes aren't a real phenomenon.

I'm still new to the audio editing aspect. I'll do more work with the audio starting next week. This was the week to get some kinks out.

Also, I will never move! mwahahahahaha

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WHat! THe RutHless Aggression Era (RAE), boring? Are you HigH? THe RAE was one of tHe best Eras. Brock Lesnar first came out. Orton actually cared. Cena was Hated because He was suppose to be Hated. JericHo was tHe Undisputed CHampion. THere was a Undisputed CHampionsHip. Kurt Angle was still around.

Eddie Guerrero and CHris Benoit botH actually got a solid pusH. Rey Mysterio first came out. Taker Had tHe Big Evil biker gimmick.

OH Sweet Baby Jesus! RAE was AWEsome but after listening I realized you only care about ridiculous gimmick s

-ABstract4$$#073-

Posted by ZbvmX

What in the world is going on!?! Gonna grab my headset and listen to this asap. LOL

Posted by SpadesSlick

Signing in to say this is fantastic and thank you for making this a thing I can listen to.

Posted by ZbvmX

Outstanding cast Matt & Corey! But you really got to cover Japanese Pro-Resu now :D

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Just recently got into wrestling because of the Powerbombcast, so this new podcast is easily welcomed! Glad to have a weekly show seeing as the GB podcast is "monthly" and misses some important events!

Edited by AlwaysBeClothing

I will listen to this without watching wrasslin! Who knows, this might even get me back in just like the CV podcast got me way into comics

Posted by DayMan

This really makes me want to get back into watching wrestling. Especially NXT. That show sounds like fun

Posted by Mezmero

Wow did you really have to call me out on the podcast ya jerks? That's the last time I PM you guys in confidence. Well let me tell you something Mean Corey, you may have a new podcast about wrestling but I know and all these Mez-maniacs know that in the ring I am the big bad booty daddy.

Okay fine maybe I jumped the gun on assuming you guys would be super positive on the current product. At least this premiere episode proves that you both are intelligent enough to recognize that a lot of it IS SO BAD! Oh my god is it bad. Granted there are some bright spots. The Ambrose and Rollins stuff is great, Triple H and Steph are amazing whenever they're on, and Cesaro is amazing in the ring. I mean their roster is mostly pretty good but for me it's really the writing that is failing more than anything else. I have no reason to think that it will get better anytime soon. Oh yeah and NXT is indeed fantastic.

Overall I think this is a decent start to this new podcast. Admittedly I had my doubts but you guys made me laugh a couple of times. It's not that much different from what you guys do on the comic vine podcast. You're judging the writing (again it's BAD), the art (the work in the ring), and the characters (the wrestlers themselves). My only concern now is the user questions. The first few that you guys get are going to be pretty boiler plate and that's fine for now but then in typical comicvine fashion I imagine we'll hear the same questions asked over and over again. Only time will tell. Thanks for the podcast and I'll see you both in the ring.

Posted by SynCig

@m3th: I feel the same way as you about the Ruthless Aggression Era. It is the era that I watched the most of and I loved it. Idk if I'm right, but it seemed like either Corey or possibly both of them confused the parameters of the RAE because when talking about it Corey mentioned that Miz and Cena had a main event at Wrestlemania but at that point we were already into the "PG" Era. Evolution is my all time favorite stable and I absolutely loved to hate them. Plus, Chris Jericho is my favorite wrestler ever and the RAE was the last time he performed consistently. These days he goes on hiatus quite often. I can't blame the guy but wrestling is a lot less fun for me when he isn't around.

Posted by SynCig

@madeinbangladesh: It really is a shame that so many young talents failed to get necessary pushes because the WWE was too scared to put the belt on anyone but Cena for so long. I know a lot of that isn't necessarily Cena's fault but it's hard not to blame him for it. I respect his passion for the industry but I am just beyond sick of him. If he had a heel turn then maybe I'd cut him some slack but he has been playing the same character for soooooooooooo long now.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@m3th: @syncig: I know right? haha When Matt and Corey said RA era was boring. I yelled out "WHAT!?!?!?"

RA era was amazing compared the this current PG era.

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@madeinbangladesh: It really is a shame that so many young talents failed to get necessary pushes because the WWE was too scared to put the belt on anyone but Cena for so long. I know a lot of that isn't necessarily Cena's fault but it's hard not to blame him for it. I respect his passion for the industry but I am just beyond sick of him. If he had a heel turn then maybe I'd cut him some slack but he has been playing the same character for soooooooooooo long now.

Feel the same way.I respect him outside the ring but absolutely hate him in character. He also buried at-least 10 young talents. More than Triple H used to.

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Posted by SynCig

@madeinbangladesh: Burying more talent than Triple H is some kind of twisted accomplishment. lol

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@syncig said:

@madeinbangladesh: Burying more talent than Triple H is some kind of twisted accomplishment. lol

This video sums up how twisted John Cena is lol

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@syncig said:

@madeinbangladesh: It is actually painful to listen to all of these examples.

The truth hurts, man. John Cena is cancer.

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@madeinbangladesh: Especially since I actually felt like many of the talents named could have been legitimate top guys. In the current WWE there are basically two top guys: Randy Orton and John Cena. Everything the WWE does seems to be about putting these guys over or giving them something to do between title runs. It took guys like Big Show and Chris Jericho putting John Cena over to get him to where he is today so it is astounding to me that he wouldn't do the same for some of the rising stars.

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@syncig said:

@madeinbangladesh: Especially since I actually felt like many of the talents named could have been legitimate top guys. In the current WWE there are basically two top guys: Randy Orton and John Cena. Everything the WWE does seems to be about putting these guys over or giving them something to do between title runs. It took guys like Big Show and Chris Jericho putting John Cena over to get him to where he is today so it is astounding to me that he wouldn't do the same for some of the rising stars.

Also don't forget Kurt Angle, JBL, and HHH putting over CENA. Hell, I don't even know how people say Triple HHH burys talent and not mention John Cena in the same light. HHH put over Batista, Jeff Hardy, Daniel Bryan.

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@madeinbangladesh: Agreed. Triple H may have buried talent in the past but he seemed to change as he got up there in years. The lifeblood of professional wrestling is continuously finding the next big thing and setting them up to be the top guy. During the attitude era, arguably the best time in pro wrestling, there was a wealth of talented stars who took over the spotlight in cycles as the older guys took a step down. In the current WWE we have a weird scenario where the perceived top-tier talent pool is so shallow because none of the guys can get a proper push these days. They may get pushed for a bit and then they get dropped and have to fight to the top again. I can't even count the number of times that, Dolph Ziggler for example, has seemingly been set up for a major push only to be stonewalled before he even gets a fair shot at the top. The same can be said for a number of other guys on the roster.

Also, I just want to say that it has been years since I've had a lengthy wrestling discussion with anybody. It's been a pleasure.

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@syncig said:

@madeinbangladesh: Burying more talent than Triple H is some kind of twisted accomplishment. lol

This video sums up how twisted John Cena is lol

I'm no fan of SuperCena, but this is a joke. Basically "Everything is Cena's fault personally because he has all the creative control because you're gonna tell me he doesn't?" Smh.

It's interesting, wrestling and comics definitely have a whole lot in common as far as their insular fanbases.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@foreverman: lol way to take something out of context. Did you even watch the whole video? He didn't even say it was all Cena's fault. He stated John Cena should get some of the blame and not just creative and Vince. He explains everything.

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@foreverman: lol way to take something out of context. Did you even watch the whole video? He didn't even say it was all Cena's fault. He stated John Cena should get some of the blame and not just creative and Vince. He explains everything.

Actually I did watch the video, right up to the end where the guy heaps the blame on Cena for holding other guys back with the brilliant argument of incredulously stating "tell me he isn't".

I agree on principle when it comes to guys like Barrett and Wyatt, much less so in the case of guys like Zack Ryder, but generally the blind speculating on what goes on behind the scenes is marks making pointless noise.

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@foreverman: I didn't agree with everything in that video but Cena deserves a portion of the blame. That is my stance on it. Idk how much of it because I'm not sitting in with WWE creative every week. I just think that a guy like Cena has a pretty big say when it comes to his own brand. If he wanted to help other guys out, I'm pretty sure he could. That is purely speculation on my part, I know. I just think it makes logical sense.

Posted by david_maurer

Just got around to listening to this, and I quite enjoyed it.

Looking forward to the post-Summerslam coverage, and a potential Powerbombcast crossover. :)

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@inferiorego: Heh heh awesome stuff guys, you have a loyal listener in me.

I really liked the Dean Ambrose comparison and Jack Swagger/Los Matadores gimmick/idea joke. Thanks for answering my questions as well.

Oh and I feel like I should expand on the Haku question if any are curious. So basically Haku, Meng or Tonga Fifita as in his real name, has this "Chuck Norris" - "Batman" like reputation behind the scenes that both sounds hilarious and terrifying. Jake the Snake Roberts said that if he was in a tank and had a gun and had to face an angry Haku, he would rather shoot himself with the gun than risk pissing off Haku. Million Dollar Man (Ted DiBiase) claimed he broke police handcuffs after he tried to aid them in breaking up a fight and they accidentally arrested him. Rick Steiner of the Steiner brothers recalled a time Haku endured being maced and continued to fight 8 cops.

Bobby the Brain Heenan referred to Haku as the toughest and scariest guy he ever knew and that he could actually get Andre the Giant to back down and that Andre feared him. Other credible sources refer that in his time in WCW he didn't have to worry about being fired, since no upper management wanted to have to be the one to do it, and that they also use to deal with other upset wrestlers by telling them Haku would deal with them if they didn't comply.

Other stories about bar fights with guys who mocked professional wrestling as being fake. Lot of it sounds like urban legend but a lot of older wrestlers in autobiographies/books will have stories about Haku. Always makes me laugh a bit given that he wasn't really a big star in either WWF/WWE/WCW. The guy was also known as being very polite and friendly with friends and family as well which is nice, so he wasn't a super aggressive guy, just tough.

Look forward to more podcasts, good luck guys.

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@inferiorego! I share the same sentiment towards Orton. I was clear to state that with my boring sign from two weeks ago. Also, Lemongrab.