E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness show

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.

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 Brian Gewirtz: Former WWE Head Writer and Current SVP of Development at Seven Bucks Productions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:43:24

What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to the latest edition of....E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. On this week's show, E&C were joined by former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz, which resulted in some of the greatest stories of all-time being told. There's one about PF Changs, another about Wrestler's Court, and, saving the best for last, Brian finished up by talking about what has come to be known as "The Ballad of Little Dave Bautista." Also, Brian told the Strappers about a podcast he's been working on, which debuted last week, called What Really Happened? Check it out! And before the stories commenced, Christian and Mega Matt attempted to sing to Edge, to help him celebrate his birthday. It didn't go well. Enjoy and...HERE WE GO.

 Sami Zayn Talks Turning Heel, Being Motivated by Kevin Owens, and the Evolution of His Character | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:06:36

What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. On today's show, E&C were joined by the stained unicorn, a man who would look great wearing an orange belt and a karate gi, Sami Zayn! Sami spoke with the guys about how much indie wrestling has changed throughout the years, the impact technology has had on the business, what it was like to turn heel, and being motivated by Kevin Owens' success. Also, Christian and Sami briefly discussed their fantasy hockey league; and Sami told a story about a moment during his career that caused him to cry, while riding a bicycle. But before all that, the Rocket Strappers shared some thoughts and feelings on the WWE's most recent PPV, named after a match that will forever hold a special place in their hearts, TLC. Enjoy! HERE WE GO.

 Dustin Rhodes, AKA GOLDUST, and Tales From the Indies w/ TOMMAYYY | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:47:55

What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. This week, E&C talked to a man who has persevered in more ways than one. From taking chances in the ring and thriving as a wrestler, to regaining his personal life through sobriety, Dustin Rhodes, AKA Goldust, has done it all. He talked to the guys about a lot, including the conception of the Goldust character, his backlot brawl with Roddy Piper, and how getting sober turned him on to working out every day. And before Goldust, Tommmmmmmmmmaaaaayyy checked in to cover his stint at New York's Comic Con with Christian. Plus, this week's Tales From the Indies featured the first EVER (we think) podcast run-in from a very special Indie guest. Also, the guys sang some Two Princes, and paid tribute to Gord Downie and John Dunsworth, who both passed away this past week. Enjoy. HERE WE GO.

 Kevin Owens Talks Hell in a Cell, Sami Zayn, and the Importance of Family | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:01:29

What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. On this week's show, E&C were joined by fellow Canadian, and Pop-Up Powerbomb specialist, Kevin Owens. Kevin talked about how he felt after last Sunday's Hell in a Cell match with Shane McMahon, the long-standing relationship he's had with Sami Zayn, and how he wouldn't have ascended to WWE stardom without the unwavering support of his family. Also, before talking to Kevin, E&C shared their thoughts on the HIAC PPV, debated how long Christian has been playing Words With Friends against Kofi Kingston, and listened to some of your voicemails! Enjoy. HERE WE GO.

 Remembering the WWF's Attitude Era and Answering Tons of Your Twitter Questions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:41:00

What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. This week, E&C go in-depth on what it was like to experience the WWF's Attitude Era. How did it start? When did it end? Had social media been around, would it have been an enhancement or a hindrance? Was there a "line" when it came to content and what was allowed? They covered it all and paid tribute to one of wrestling's most popular eras, while also detailing the the ways in which today's brand has evolved since then. Also, E&C answered more of your Twitter questions, sang some Pearl Jam, talked about the time they ran into Lenny Kravitz at the gym, and paid tribute to the late, great Lance Russell. Enjoy. HERE WE GO.

 The Viper, Randy Orton and Answers to Your Twitter Questions! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:56:57

Hosers, welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. If you listened last week, you know that Edge had one of the biggest gets in show history--John Cena. Well, in the spirit of competition, after that interview, the E half of E&C threw down the gauntlet, challenging the Birdman to snag a big-time get of his own, for this week's show. How did Christian respond? He put on his finest toque and threatened to slap Edge's ass before hitting us with... AN RKO OUT OF NOWHERE. This week's guest is none other than The Viper, The Legend Killer, The Apex Predator, Randy Orton! This was Randy's first podcast so there was a lot to cover, from the impact E&C had on his career being a dad and getting to share his passion for wrestling with his children. And before Randy jumped on the phone, the Rocket Strappers kicked things off by answering a handful of your Twitter questions! Oh, and yeah, singing Stone Cold DID in fact sing Randy's theme for us. Shout out to Andrew Pisano. Enjoy, Hosers. PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT...............Here we go.

 John Cena Talks Roman Reigns, His Future, and Finding Success in WWE | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:17

What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. This week we're just going to cut to the chase--JOHN CENA IS ON THE SHOW (Edge's get). A mere two days prior to No Mercy, John talked with E&C about Roman Reigns, his future in the ring, and what it takes to succeed in the WWE. Also, John reminisced about some of the great matches he had with Edge, spoke on why he hasn't wrestled the Undertaker at Wrestlemania, and told the story of how he started integrating rap into his promos, which may have kept his wrestling career afloat. In addition to E&C's talk with John Cena, they honored Bobby "The Brain" Heenan and talked about Edge's jetlag, after his flight to Ireland. Enjoy, Hosers. Here we go!

 Shelton Benjamin, Wrapping Up the Mae Young Classic with Beth Phoenix, and TOMMAY! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:13:36

What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. Things got off to a rocky start this week, as Mega Matt was late to the show. E&C got things back on track, though, by discussing Kevin Owens' headbutt heard 'round the world and catching up with TOMMAY. Tommy talked about his upcoming trip to Germany, how much he hates sitting in the middle seat on a plane, and about his favorite Subway sandwich. Then, it was time to check in with Edge's better half, Beth Phoenix, who witnessed the final of the Mae Young Classic live and in-person. E&C&B talked about some of the other wrestlers, who they didn't get to mention last week, that impressed them, the bright future of women's wrestling, and about what a Heyman-Brock Lesnar-Shayna Baszler alliance could do in the WWE. And finally, we caught up with a man who recently made his return to the WWE, after a seven-year hiatus, Shelton Benjamin! Shelton recalled getting smacked in the head repeatedly by Christian and his journey through the Indies and Japan, before telling E&C how excited he is to be working with his current tag partner, Chad Gable. Enjoy, Hosers. PFFFT Here we go!

 Shane Helms and Talking Mae Young Classic with Beth Phoenix | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:32:28

What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. On today's show the Rocket Strappers cut to the chase, jumping feet first into two great interviews. First, WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix joined the show to talk about the Mae Young Classic-- the tournament's highlights thus far, who could/should thrive in the WWE, and much more. Beth will be joining the show again, once the Classic wraps up, to recap the rest of the action! Then, E&C took a quick breath before engaging in one of the funniest conversations you'll ever hear with SUGAH SHANE...SUGAH CANE...Shane Helms. There was an abundance of road stories, in addition to Shane reflecting on being an agent and becoming a dad. Enjoy, Hosers. PFFFFT HERE WE GO!

 The Usos, Reaction to Reigns-Cena Promo, and Tales From the Indies with TOMMAYYY | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:00:47

What's up, Hosers?! I say it every week, and I always mean it, but, man, this week's show is a big one. E&C opened things up by reflecting on everything that's gone on in Houston, while wishing the city and its residents the best. Our pal Cold Stone Andrew Pisano, who entertains you Hosers on a regular basis with his impressions, is down in Texas, and has encouraged everyone who wants to help with relief efforts to donate to JJ Watt's fundraising page, here: http://youcaring.com/jjwatt  Every dollar helps, truly. Next, the guys broke down this week's Roman Reigns-John Cena promo, explaining its significance and sharing some of their own promo-cutting experiences, before pivoting and giving their thoughts on the SexyStar incident. Then, it was time for the return of everyone's favorite Indy wrestler...TOMMAY! E&C caught up with him for a few, talking baseball batting helmets, the Montreal Expos, and what he's doing to try and help the people of Houston. And FINALLY, last but certainly not least, we had the USOS join the Pod of Awesomeness. Jimmy and Jay told stories about growing up in one of the world's most prominent wrestling families, how they began wearing face paint, and the transition from babyface to heel tag team. It was a great time catching up with those guys! #DayOneIsh That's about it, Hosers. Oh, also, at some point within the show E&C did a Neil Young duet. It was beautiful. Ok, now go listen! #HereWeGo

 NJPW's Kenny Omega | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:51:58

What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to the latest edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week E&C were joined by Kenny Omega from New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)! Kenny talked about his journey, from Deep South to his time as part of the Bullet Club, and how his initial New Japan persona was supposed to be similar to Steve Austin's Ringmaster. Also, he touched on having freedom in the ring, and how it unlocked the Kenny Omega we know today. The guys also compared notes on each other’s attention to detail within their matches, all the way down to thinking through exactly how long they would be affected by repeated kicks to the leg? And most importantly, they let us know the importance of having a good dance partner in the ring. Of course they couldn’t wrap the week without a little Mayweather vs. McGregor! PFFFT Here we go!

 Daniel Bryan Talks Being a Dad, Up-and-Coming Wrestlers, and Concussions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:36:39

What's up, Hosers?! On this week's pod, E&C were joined by a WWE legend, and the current GM of SmackDown, Daniel Bryan! Bryan talked about how life-changing fatherhood is, before delving into the current state of wrestling and some of the guys he loves to watch. Daniel also walked the guys through the timeline that led to his in-ring departure, the specific diagnosis he was given, and the progressive steps he's currently taking to try and heal, to the point where an in-ring return could be possible. It was a fascinating talk, and one that could give hope to those who have dealt, or currently deal, with concussion issues. Before that, though, E&C caught up for a while, sending their best wishes out to the Nature Boy, talking about why they both love SummerSlam, and answering some queries that came across Mega Matt's desk of awesomeness during this past week. PFFFT Here we go!

 NXT's Drew McIntyre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:39

"Don't play a wrestler, be a wrestler." The above quote comes from WWE vet and current NXT wrestler Drew McIntyre, who joined E&C Pod in advance of his title match against Bobby Roode, at next week's NXT Takeover. Among the many topics covered were Drew's time in WWE, how he persevered while being away from the company, the difference in his attitude and outlook this time around, and the whirlwind day that was Orlando's pre-WrestleMania NXT Takeover. Also, we found out that Stone Cold's "What?" originated on Christian's voicemail and McIntyre revealed that E&C are partially to blame for how much he says brother brother, before he shared some kind words about Sir Thomas Dreamer (TommyTommy). Prior to sitting down with Drew, E&C caught up for a bit, talking about Christian's current acting gig, the Tommay Challenge, and the design on Edge's first pair of Sexton Hardcastle tights. PFFFT Here We Go.

 LIVE Q&A with William Regal From London's Film and Comic Con! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:44:59

What's up Hosers?! Welcome to the latest edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week the show went international, as E&C did an impromptu podcast/Q&A at the London Film and Comic Con with William Regal! In addition to answering questions from London's finest Hosers, Christian did some singing, the guys called Tommy (TommyTommy) on stage, and Regal hit us with a hilarious Ric Flair story. Before that, though, the guys paid tribute to the late, great Roddy Piper, talked about Shinsuke Nakamura's upcoming title shot at SummerSlam, and about whether or not we'll see a future fight between Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar. PFFFT Here we go, brother brother.

 WRESTLING INJURIES, Answering Some of Your Twitter Questions, and a Legendary Chris Jericho Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:01:09

What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week's show is all E&C, front to back, top to bottom. The guys start things off by giving their thoughts on the WWE's latest PPV, Battleground, before answering some epic Twitter questions. And epic isn't hyperbole in this case, as your questions resulted in some GREAT stories, including an all-timer from Christian about a Chris Jericho rib. After that we got down to business and talked wrestling injuries--the challenges that wrestlers face when injured, how injuries alter storylines, and how E&C dealt with injuries over the course of their respective in-ring careers. PFFFT Here we go!


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