Non-Wrestling Podcast Plug

Hey boss.
Been a long time reader – think I got onboard around your awesome King Lear rant back in the day.
So I come knocking with hat in hand asking you to plug something that benefits you in… no way really.

We've started up a new podcast company called Tall Can Audio.  At launch we have 2 shows. Tall Can Sports which covers, if you can believe it, sports. The other is Audio Whiplash which covers whatever is topical at the time.

Today's TCS was a recap of the Memorial Cup and preview of the Stanley Cup Final while the most recent Audio Whiplash focused on the good and bad of live music.

We're based in Ottawa so you can expect a lot of hockey and Tragically Hip on these shows….

We can be found by:
Searching: Tall Can Audio on iTunes or your other podcast apps.
@TallCanAudio on Twitter or @TallCanSports if that's really all you're in to.
Tall Can Audio on Facebook.
Or www.tallcanaudio.com if you are in to unimpressive websites that serve no purpose but to post the shows.

If you're still reading this… Thanks in a big bad way.
Matt

​Oddly enough, as a Canadian I was never really a fan of the Hip because they were horribly overplayed and drove me away after Road Apples.  However, after many years away from them, I've started listening to "Up To Here" again and holy shit is that a great record.  Once Gord went into a complete drug-fueled beat poetry meltdown in the later albums a lot of it became unlistenable for me (pretty much everything after "Locked in the Trunk of a Car" as far as radio singles go for me) but I can totally put the early stuff on my Google Play random playlist again and be fine with it now.  
And enjoy the plug.  ​

Tizz Shizz Podcast Plug

Talkn'shop Movie review podcast #40. With The Young Bucks, AJ Styles, and Trent Barreta sitting in with the regular Hoots reviewing the Talk'nShop Movie, dropping April 6th. (Featuring my terrible voxer promo putting over the movie)
Here's a link to the pizz kizz: http://bit.ly/1GxqgHw
Here's a link to the Talkn'Shop YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1HBiTxt
#talknshopmovie drops April 6th. It's free and hilarious and terrible.
Thank you, #smarkhoot
APmark
​OK then.​

Wrestlemania 31 review podcast (yep, it’s a plug request)

Scott,

Long time reader of your various blogs and books, second time writer.  Yours is the only wrestling blog I read (yes, I am asking you for a favor, but that is true about BoD being my only online wrestling info source).  Anyway, we reviewed Wrestlemania 31 on the podcast "Don and his Amazing Friend" this week, and I personally invite you and your readers to listen.  We had a great time discussing the show.

D&AF is not normally a wrestling show – we dissect older genre movies – but wrestling always finds its way into the conversation.  The link to the show is pasted below, as is the Twitter handle.

By the way, I also watched the Macho Man doc last night, and I couldn't agree with you more about the awesome beginning, and then surprisingly lackluster coverage of his wrestling career.  That said, it is still worth the 90 minutes.

Thanks,

Don

http://donandhisamazingfriend.blogspot.com

Twitter: @secretduck922

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Johnny Mundo on the Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast

The following is a press release from the Shining Wizards Podcast. Feel free to reproduce this in whole or part, but please credit the Shining Wizards (www.shiningwizards.com) if you do.

Recently the Shining Wizards spoke with Johnny Mundo aka John Hennigan. Here are some highlights:

On Lucha Underground:  I like a lot that you compared it to ECW, because that’s one of the comparisons that I make often.  Not necessarily that it is ECW, but ECW really felt like it was its own world.  It wasn’t WWE’s lights.  It was its own thing, and I definitely felt that way about Lucha Underground from day one.  It always had its own identity. That Identity is evolving as time goes on.  As the bigger superstars get signed, and that happens more frequently, as we got (Alberto) Del Rio now and who knows what could be happening in the next couple of weeks. This isn’t just a wrestling show.  This is a world we are creating and that appealed to me.  It’s not just a typical wrestling show that’s going to be gone the next day or move.  The Identity is not going to be changing.  So far it’s been really good. On being happy post-WWE: Oh 100%. In WWE, you’re wrestling matches with handcuffs on.  You come up with ideas constantly, and half the time you’re not allowed to do what you want.  I understand why it’s like that because it’s a business and they’re very protective of talent, angles, and the things that they’re doing, but I feel like it started to become a case where they were trying too hard to resist all this new stuff, ideas, and moves.  I think it started hurting their product, and it’s been hurting their product for a while.  And it’s really nice to not have to deal with that and to go in and say that I’ve got 5 cool ideas, and Prince Puma has 5 cool ideas, and while we’re not probably going to be able to do all of them in every match, let’s pick the coolest stuff and do it. On Lucha’s faith in him:  It means a lot.  And like I said, I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this organization.  I do think that what I’m doing in Lucha Underground is great for me and it’s really good for them too.  I’m pouring a ton of energy into Lucha Underground and going out of my way to not even have the best matches that I can have, but have the best match I can have and then some.  Taking risks and pushing myself to try things that I’ve never tried in WWE because they probably wouldn’t have been allowed or the people that I was working with might not have wanted to go that far.  To have free range and the responsibility and the trust to let me pull the wagons so to speak for Lucha Underground has been really rad. Lucha vs. WWE creative:  For one, the Lucha Underground creative team is top notch.  They are very all solid, talented people.  There’s no eccentric billionaire who’s showing up at the last minute and demanding Lucha Underground to be rewritten the day of TV.  I really feel like that is the difference.  I feel like other promotions have too many chefs in the kitchen, so to speak. There are too many people with power, and they have different agendas, and when those agendas collide, and arguing starts to happen over storylines with stuff getting changed the day of, it starts to suck for the fans because you’re following a story and a couple weeks in the whole thing gets squashed or changed and it doesn’t seem like anything ever happens or pays off.  I think Lucha Underground has done a good job so far of having their stories pay off and creating intrigue in this world they have created. Vince Russo’s involvement:  Yeah he was there.  I did an interview with him for his YouTube channel.  He was there to watch the show, though.  He is in no way going to be a part of the creative team of Lucha Underground.  Everyone there knows that’s 100% true.  Vince Russo knows that’s 100% true.  I don’t know if he’s trying to tell people he is or not, but he’s not.  He was there as a wrestling fan.  He told me and everyone there that he watched the show and he had a good time.  He interviewed some of the talent, and I had a really fun 20 minute interview with Vince Russo. Just shooting the sh*t about WCW, TNA, WWE, Lucha Underground, and when he puts it up on his channel I hope everyone watches, but he is not involved with the creative of Lucha Underground. For more with Johnny Mundo, including his thoughts on Alberto El Patron, Rey Mysterio, Russell Madness, and more, go to www.shiningwizards.com and listen to Episode 194: Mundo Underground.

Place to Be Podcast Episode 359: Mailbag with Scott Keith #5

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott welcome back Scott Keith to again dive into their respective mailbags. Scott, Justin and Scott chat about Roman Reigns, DeflateGate, the announce team shakeup, NXT, Bad News Barrett, TNA, Battlebowl, brass rings, Royal Rumble memories, shitty wrestling finishers and much more.
Also, Keith rants on the Bleacher Report Triple H article that was posted today.
So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott, Justin and Scott because it is time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!

Place to Be Podcast Episode 353: Jeff Jarrett

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott welcome in the one and only Jeff Jarrett! Jeff discusses the creation and future of Global Force Wrestling, Wrestle Kingdom #9, what keeps him energized in the business, his all time favorite wrestlers to watch and why the future of pro wrestling is bright.

Jeff also plays some wrestler name association and talks about his relationship with Owen Hart and Randy Savage, his NWA gimmick in 1998, his favorite promotor to work for, and whether or not he would ever return to WWE before wrapping with a fun nostalgic trip through his territory and early WWF days.

After that, Scott and Justin reveal their next interview guest!

So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott and Justin because it is time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!

Place to Be Podcast Episode 353: Jeff Jarrett

Podcast Plug.

Hey Scott thought you might see your way clear to plug the latest episode of the 2dcast over on Irishcomicsnews.com which is a special episode where we invited various Irish media and Star Trek types to choose the greatest Trek OF ALL TIME!!!!!!

Was wondering if you had the chance which episode/movie would you choose as best?
​Best movie:  WRATH OF KHAN
Best episode:  I'll have to be predictable and say Yesterday's Enterprise, I'm afraid.  ​

The Vince/Austin Podcast


Hey Scott, have you had a change to watch the Steve Austin/Vince McMahon podcast? What did you think of it?

​I liked it!  Vince took a little while to warm up, but by the end when he was like "I own the network, we're going another 15 minutes" it was pretty adorable.  Obviously we've covered his old man problems and such, but as an interviewer Austin is really coming into his own, walking a fine line between someone who can press guys on things and yet still be someone they respect.  I hope they keep doing this sort of thing.
Also, I watched the 30 minute preview of the Macho Man DVD on the Network, and I WANT ALL THIS.  What a great documentary so far and it's actually made with care and attention and not just slapping matches together like the original one felt like.  What a great advertisement for the DVD.  
Also, the Usos mini-doc was great stuff, 30 minutes that you wouldn't be really able to fit anywhere else, so slap it on the Network!  Definitely worth a watch.  ​

Place to Be Podcast Episode 345: Mailbag with Scott Keith #4

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott welcome back Scott Keith to again dive into their respective mailbags. Scott, Justin and Scott chat about WWE Network, PPV titles, iron man matches, World titles, TNA’s future, wrestler quirks, defining moments, wrestling figures and much more!

So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott, Justin and Scott because it is time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!http://placetobenation.com/place-to-be-podcast-episode-345-mailbag-with-scott-keith-4/

Place to Be Podcast Episode 333: WWE 2003 w/ Kevin Kelly

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott welcome back Kevin Kelly to discuss the first half of 2003 in WWE. The boys talk about Scott Steiner’s WWE issues, Triple H’s transgressions, Brock Lesnar’s ascent, Hulk Hogan’s return, The Rock’s farewell, Goldberg’s arrival, WrestleMania XIX’s legacy, Kevin’s WWE departure and much more.
Kevin also talks about some news out of Ring of Honor, including what is going on with ACH and Michael Elgin, the passing of Sean O’Haire and then announces the special guest for next week’s Kevin Kelly Show.
So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott, Justin and Kevin because it is time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!
http://placetobenation.com/place-to-be-podcast-episode-333-wwe-2003-w-kevin-kelly/

Place to Be Podcast Episode 328: Mailbag with Scott Keith #3

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott welcome back Scott Keith to again dive into their respective mailbags. Scott, Justin and Scott spend some time breaking down SummerSlam 2014 before diving into listener and reader mail. They discuss Brock Lesnar, Daniel Bryan, Demilition, wrestling supercards, Rey Mysterio, fan hijacking and much more!

So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott, Justin and Scott because it is time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!

Place to Be Podcast Episode 328: Mailbag with Scott Keith #3

Place to Be Podcast Episode 324: WWE 2002 w/ Kevin Kelly, Part Two

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott welcome back Kevin Kelly to discuss the second half of 2002 in WWE. The boys talk about Brock Lesnar, Triple H, Katie Vick, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan and much, much more. Kevin also talks about the rumors surrounding TNA as well as the impending WWE Network subscriber announcement.
So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott, Justin and Kevin because it is time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!

Curt Hawkins on the Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast

Recently the Shining Wizards Podcast spoke with Curt Hawkins. Here are some highlights:

About the creation of Create A Pro Wrestling School:  Not being booked in The WWE, I became completely paranoid and fearful of being called on the road and being out of ring shape.  And any wrestler knows that you can’t really duplicate what we do in the ring conditioning-wise.  You can’t duplicate wrestling unless you wrestle.   To be honest with you, I just wanted a place to train.  One night, Pat Buck and I were just spitballing at dinner after a training session at The Pro Wrestling Syndicate School in Rahway, NJ, and I said I’d love to open a school in New York, and Pat Said he’d love to do it with me and I was like, “ok” and it just caught fire from there.  It was something I was always going to do and it was always a dream of mine to open a wrestling school, and it might have happened a little sooner than I ever thought, but now that I have it and we’re cooking on all cylinders and I get the satisfaction of teaching guys, and seeing guys develop and understand stuff.  I can’t wait ’til these guys to have matches.
On working with top names like Edge & Undertaker:  It was a once in a lifetime, indescribable, priceless learning experience.  I can tell you honestly that I probably pitched 400 ideas the whole time I was in WWE and that was the ONE time they said, “Yeah sure” when we pitched can we be Edge’s henchmen.  You know we’ll look like him and they actually went with it.  That’s how hard it is to get things going.  I don’t know what it is or why they say yes or no.  Sometimes I feel like they need to be the ones that have the idea for it to work it but I’m forever grateful for it because the opportunity was indescribable.  I mean, I wrestled Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair in a steel cage in Chicago.  I’ve wrestled The Undertaker more times than I can remember.  I basically shadowed Edge for an entire year seeing him prepare for world title matches on PPVs and WrestleMania.  I saw it all first hand.  It was an incredible learning environment that could never be duplicated again.  I’ll always be grateful for that.
On NXT:  I loved NXT and performing and being a part of the shows.  The live arena crowd is absolutely awesome.  They are lively and passionate fans and that’s all you can ask for as a performer.  I had no interest in being a part of NXT and training or things like that because I’m ten years in and I don’t think I need to be in there going over headlocks and armdrags, or taking unnecessary bumps that I don’t need to be taking.
On his WWE release:  It was expected to an extent.  Really I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  They weren’t using me and I was just living this life of sitting and waiting around and not able to commit to things in my real life.  Like if I wanted to go a wedding, I never know if they (WWE) are going to come calling.  It was kind of annoying, to be honest with you.  And anyone that knows me knows that I’m just crazy about wrestling, and I’ve had my pulse on the Indy scene and it’s something I’ve been dying to dive into and now I finally can.
For more with Curt Hawkins, including his main run in WWE, not being used, Brian Pillman’s influence on his career, his future, and more, go to www.shiningwizards.com and listen to Episode 156: Shining Wizards Wildlife Foundation, Hawks and Fish. The Shining Wizards Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, AudioBoo, Geek Life Radio, Clutch and Wiggle Entertainment, Marks 4 Life, and the Shining Wizards Network (www.shiningwizardsnetwork.com).
 

Place to Be Podcast Episode 318: Mailbag with Scott Keith #2

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, Justin and Scott welcome back Scott Keith to again dive into their respective mailbags. With Scotty C delayed while out on the town, Justin and Scott Keith go through the giant SmarK mailbag and answer questions from Scott’s fans, hitting up topics that include the Undertaker’s potential return, greatest manager/wrestler pairings, possible future WWE Hall of Famers, the cream of the crop of the Hart Dungeon, the legacy of Shawn Michaels and much more.

After that, the PICs reunite to tackle some PTB mail before wrapping up with a special announcement about something coming to PTBN very soon!

So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott and Justin because it is time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!

Place to Be Podcast Episode 318: Mailbag with Scott Keith #2