E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness
Summary: One of wrestling’s most popular tag teams, Adam “Edge” Copeland and Jay “Christian” Reso, are teaming up once again to bring you a podcast about, well, everything. The hilarious duo will take you behind-the-scenes of the wrestling industry, talk with wrestlers and other entertainers they’ve met over the years, share fun stories about life after the biz and being dads, and, sometimes, they’ll even play the kazoo.
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, after the Birdman got tapped by Shawn Michaels (no big deal) to cover some of his classes at the Performance Center, the Strappers were able to speak with one of Christian's students--Adam Cole BAY BAY! Among a variety of topics, Cole covered the moment he fell in love with pro wrestling, his gift for cutting a great promo, and becoming the inaugural NXT North American Champion during a six-man ladder match. Also E&C reviewed Hell in a Cell, and caught up with the creator of Headlocked comics, Mike Kingston. The episode is jam-packed this week, brother brothers. HERE WE GO.
What's up, Marks?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, Edge, fresh off a plane and jet lagged, asked Christian to steer the ship. So what did the Birdman cook up? An episode that featured Tales From the Indies with TOMMAYYY, and a bunch of Twitter questions from the Hosers. Lots of questions were answered throughout the show, like... Why did Tommy take so long to call in? Did E&C execute bloodbaths on their own? And who would the guys have had as a manager, if they were able to pick a celebrity? All that, plus a promo from Paul Smackage and a brief cameo from Betty Phoenix. HERE WE GO.
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week's show has been a long time in the making, as our guest is a woman the Strappers have promised to have on, for a long time. She's fresh off of a great match at ALL IN, and voluntarily puts up with Zack Ryder on a daily basis--it's Chelsea Green! In addition to talking ALL IN, E&C and Chelsea covered a ton, from her start at Lance Storm's wrestling school to Tough Enough, and her in-ring WWE promo with Daniel Bryan....plus a bunch more. It was a great chat. Oh, and we also found out that Zack Ryder is a big cat guy now! So, there's that. Enjoy, Hosers. HERE WE GO.
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, The Strappers de Rocket spoke to the GM of WWE's 205 Live, Drake Maverick. Drake spoke about his current role, appreciating the opportunities he's received within the business, and staying in shape, should there come a time when he's wrestling again. He also explained his old moniker, Rockstar Spud, and the impact that one undersized ECW/WWE vet had on his aspiration of wrestling professionally. Also, Christian forgot his kit so he had to do the show from his phone, and the guys tell some great Owen Hart rib stories. HERE WE GO! Buy a shirt!
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week has a lot of variety. It's a buffet, an assortment, a SMORGASBORD of awesomeness. Like audio gymnasts, E&C handspring into this past weekend's events. It's a deep dive into Takeover and Summerslam, with some additional thoughts on the upcoming all women PPV, Evolution. Also, The Strappers take some Twitter and email questions, and experience an interruption from the pride of Grapevine, Paul Smackage. HERE WE GO! Buy a shirt!
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Strappers caught up with a fellow Canadian, and a man whose passion for the wrestling business is both immense and contagious, NXT announcer Mauro Ranallo. Mauro talked through some of the matches we'll be seeing this weekend at Takeover and Summerslam, before explaining why, in the age of social media and short attention spans, the Gargano-Ciampa feud is so special. The trio also covered Ranallo's lengthy resume, which includes time as the voice of Pride, Bellator, Showtime Boxing, and WWE's Smackdown. It was a great chat. Plus, E&C remembered their own Summerslam experiences and paid tribute to Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who we lost earlier this week. Rest in Power, Anvil.
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Strappers welcomed one of the most athletic and acrobatic wrestlers on earth, NXT's Ricochet. Ricochet talked about his love of NXT and debuting in a ladder match, getting to pick the brain of Shawn Michaels on a regular basis, and the unique nature of working on Lucha Underground. And before talking with Ricochet, E&C gave Tommayyy a call to hear about his latest Tales From the Indies. Here's the thing, though--Tommayy wasn't alone. Halfway through the call he tagged in a surprise guest, one of the most infamous players in MLB history and a man whose nickname mirrors that of a 90s WWF wrestler, Lenny Dykstra (AKA Nails). Yes, I'll say it again; Tommay and Lenny Dykstra joined the show together. It was pretty unbelievable. Also, Edge talks about Betty Phoenix calling The Mae Young classic with Renee Young and Michael Cole and, as promised, Flip Sunset shows up to cut a promo. HERE WE GO! Thanks to this week's sponsor, Simple Contacts ($20 off with promo code AWESOMENESS
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Strappers were joined by a man who is not only one half of the Bludgeon Brothers, but also a member of Christian's fantasy hockey league, Luke Harper! Luke talked about making the assumption that the WWE wouldn't sign him (and how he reacted when they did), his run with the Wyatt family, building chemistry with Rowan, and his aspiration of one day becoming WWE champion. Also, E&C weighed in on whether it's time for a women's tag division, and remembered the lives of Brian Christopher, Nikolai Volkoff, and Brickhouse Brown. Thanks to this week's sponsor, Buffalo Wild Wings.
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. After an unplanned vacation, one that we're very sorry about and can totally be blamed on Christian, we're BACK. And, since we missed a show, there was a lot to cover. The Strappers talked about Ciampa winning the NXT title, Reigns-Lashley, Ziggler-Rollins, Ring of Honor doing an event at the Garden, and Randy Orton's recent promo. Then, the Phoenixed One, Betty Phoenix, who was busy drifting with Vin Diesel, joined the show to talk about the Evolution PPV, the Mae Young Classic, and if she would, under the right circumstances, ever consider a return to in-ring action. Plus, E&C listen to some of your voicemails and read an email or two. HERE WE GO! Buy a shirt! Thanks to this week's sponsors, Buffalo Wild Wings. and Dollar Shave Club! (Try their $5 Starter Set)
Ohhhhh It's Friday brother, brother... and that can mean only one thing: there's a brand new episode of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness on tap! This week, the Rocket Strappers settled in for a good ol' fashioned Q&A and answered everything the Hosers had to throw at them. Like what, you say? How 'bout what's the Dustiest Rhodes thing they ever heard come out of Dusty Rhodes's mouth? If they could redo any match from their careers, which would they choose? And, why is Christian always squinting? HERE WE GO! Hey, buy a shirt! Thank you to this week's sponsor, Buffalo Wild Wings.
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Rocket Strappers get a call from Chavo Guerrero where they reminisce about their days wrestling all over the country and get the latest news from the set of GLOW where Chavo is a fight coordinator for the series. Plus, the guys talk about Jay's ADD, his phone addiction, how a tweet by Hulk Hogan lead to Adam's phone blowing up this week and his juice cleanse. All that and more in today's episode of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. Buy a shirt! Thanks to this week's sponsor, Buffalo Wild Wings.
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Rocket Strappers sat down with two long-time veterans, who have teamed up to become two-thirds of SoCal Uncensored--Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels. Among the many topics discussed were Zubaz Pants, career longevity, the transition from singles wrestling to thriving as tag partners, Zubaz pants, and the team they'd most want to face, if they could choose from any in wrestling history. Also, before getting to Kazarian and Daniels, E&C got to spend some time with...TOMMAYYYY, who covered his latest Tales From the Indies. HERE WE GO! Buy a shirt! Thanks to this week's sponsor, Buffalo Wild Wings.
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Rocket Strappers caught up with an old friend, one of wrestling's most mobile big men, an ECW legend, one half of SmackDown's inaugural tag team champions, and the proud owner of a houseboat, Rhyno! The guys reminisced about traveling together during the early days of their careers, the disastrous ring names Rhyno almost had, and reuniting, years later, in WWE. Also, Rhyno covered his reign as ECW champion, his current role in the WWE locker room, and tagging with Heath Slater. Plus, E&C share thoughts on Takeover and MITB, and pay tribute to the life of Big Van Vader. Thanks to this week's sponsor, Dollar Shave Club (Try their $5 Starter Set)
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week is a special one--an episode that people have been requesting and looking forward to for quite a while. It's time, you fudgin' marks, for THE BROOD REUNION. Gangrel joined the show, live from his vampire cave (presumably), to talk about how he got into professional wrestling, his time as one of the Blackhearts, the Vampire Warrior, and, of course, the formation of The Brood. This is a show that's definitely going to have a part two, and probably a part three as well. Also, E&C shared some thoughts on this weekend's Money in the Bank pay per-view, Nakamura wrestling Jeff Hardy, and CM Punk's latest UFC fight. HERE WE GO! Buy a shirt! Thanks to this week's sponsors, Buffalo Wild Wings and Full Sail University. To learn more about Full Sail University's Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting, go to fullsail.edu/Awesomeness.
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Strappers spoke with NXT's EC3. He talked through his career, from Ohio Valley Wrestling to TNA, where he became Heavyweight Champion, and back to WWE as a member of NXT. Also covered was the time Christian took EC3 out for ice cream. That's all of the context I'm willing to give you, you'll have to listen to the entire interview for the full story. Plus, we announce the winner of the Flip Sunset t-shirt contest, Benny and the Banditos debut a new song, and Flip joins the show to get a few things off his bronzer-filled chest. HERE WE GO! Buy a shirt! Thanks to this week's sponsors, Buffalo Wild Wings, ZipRecruiter (try it for free!), and Full Sail University. To learn more about Full Sail University's Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting, go to fullsail.edu/Awesomeness.