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June 14, 2019
Q&A With The Rocket Strappers
Alright hosers…. we've seen your questions and The Rocket Strappers are ready to answer them in a special edition of the #EandCPod!  Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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52 min
June 7, 2019
Scotty 2 Hotty
Alright hosers…we got Scotty 2 Hotty hanging out with The Rocket Strappers this week!  Plus: Edge and Christian give their take on NXT Takeover, the Stanley Cup Finals and much more!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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89 min
May 31, 2019
MVP
Alright hosers…we got MVP hanging out with The Rocket Strappers this week!  Plus: Edge and Christian react to what their former co-workers from the WWE are saying about them!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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110 min
May 24, 2019
Ali
Alright hosers…we got Ali hanging out with The Rocket Strappers this week!  Plus: Edge and Christian get you caught up with latest wrestling news throughout the week!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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94 min
May 17, 2019
Titus O'Neil
Alright hosers…we got Titus O'Neil hanging out with The Rocket Strappers this week!  Plus: Edge and Christian preview the Money In The Bank Pay-Per-View!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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80 min
May 10, 2019
Shawn Spears aka Tye Dillinger
Alright hosers…we got the Perfect 10 hanging out with The Rocket Strappers this week!  Plus: Edge and Christian try to understand the new Wild Card rule that was announced on WWE TV this week!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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103 min
May 3, 2019
Heath Slater
Alright hosers…the Rocket Strappers are back with special guest Heath Slater!  Plus: Edge and Christian take a look at what's been going on in the world of wrestling since they've been away!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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92 min
April 26, 2019
Best of EandC Pod Part 2
Alright hosers…since we were having technical difficulties this week, we are giving you guys another Best Of episode! Enjoy the guys talk Tag Team Wrestling, Bad Gimmicks and the Mount Rushmore of Wrestling with Tommy Dreamer!     New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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78 min
April 19, 2019
Best of EandC Pod
Alright hosers…since we reached 100 episodes last week, it's fitting that we go back and revisit some of the best interviews featuring John Cena, Bautista and more! Plus: Jay has decided to change the name of the podcast!    New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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102 min
April 12, 2019
100th Episode w/Tommaso Ciampa
Alright hosers…it's episode 100 of the EandC Pod and we got Tommaso Ciampa hanging out with The Rocket Strappers!  Plus: The guys recap their time in New York for WrestleMania!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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128 min
April 5, 2019
Q&A With The Rocket Strappers
Alright hosers…we are doing a special Q&A with The Rocket Strappers this week getting you ready for WrestleMania!  Plus: The Phoenix one makes an appearance to talk about her return to the ring and much more! New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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72 min
March 29, 2019
Tony Schiavone
Alright hosers…we got former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone hanging out with the Rocket Strappers!  Plus: Edge and Christian discuss why Tommy Dreamer is not happy with them after a recent call on his podcast. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness  Download WWE SuperCard: https://wwe.2k.com/supercard/
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92 min
March 22, 2019
Rob Van Dam
Alright hosers…we got RVD hanging with The Rocket Strappers this week!  Plus: Paul Smackage makes an appearance and will Beth Phoenix do the podcast for free?  Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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99 min
March 15, 2019
Undisputed Era Member: Kyle O'Reilly
Alright hosers…we wrap up Undisputed Awesomeness with Kyle O'Reilly! Plus: E&C recap Fastlane and find out why Jay didn't help out Beth Phoenix. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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91 min
March 8, 2019
Undisputed Era Member: Bobby Fish
Alright hosers…Undisputed March rolls on with Bobby Fish! Plus: E&C preview the upcoming Pay Per View Fastlane!  Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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102 min
March 1, 2019
Undisputed Era Member: Roderick Strong
Alright hosers…this week we are talking with Roderick Strong of The Undisputed Era.  Plus: E&C recap this week in wrestling. Also, Paul Smackage and Flip Sunset make an appearance.  Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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88 min
February 22, 2019
"KofiMania" Kofi Kingston
Alright hosers…this week we’re talking with New Day member, Kofi Kingston! Plus: E&C recap Elimination Chamber and react to the news that DX will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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77 min
February 15, 2019
"The Real American" Jack Swagger
Alright hosers…this week we’re talking with former WWE Superstar and current MMA fighter Jack Swagger! Plus: E&C reveal the winner of the "five star frog splash" review challenge and preview Elimination Chamber!  Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps Follow the show on Twitter: @EandCPod Follow the show on Instagram: ecpodofawesomeness
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91 min
February 8, 2019
"The Architect" Seth Rollins
Alright hosers…this week we’re talking with the architect: Seth Rollins! He will be taking on Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania for the Universal Championship. Seth talks to the Rocket Strappers about his life in the world of professional wrestling and much more!  Plus: E&C talk about Halftime Heat and the Women's Tag Title Match at Elimination Chamber. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps
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119 min
February 1, 2019
Adam and Beth Twitter Q&A
What's up! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness.  This week, Beth joins Adam to answer your questions! Which wrestler's entrance do they wish was their own?  Favorite Royal Rumble Experiences  Who would they save in a zombie apocalypse?!? Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Friday. Follow Adam on Twitter/Instagram: @EdgeRatedR Follow Jay on Twitter/Instagram: @Christian4Peeps
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73 min
January 25, 2019
WWE’s inaugural Universal Champion—Finn Bálor
Ahead of his Universal Title match this Sunday vs Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble, Finn Bálor called in to discuss his rise in sports entertainment.
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104 min
January 18, 2019
“The Boss” Sasha Banks
Alright hosers…we’re counting down the days to WWE’s Royal Rumble PPV…and this week--ahead of her title match vs Ronda Rousey--we’re talking with a legit boss: Sasha Banks!
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81 min
January 11, 2019
E&C Twitter Q&A!
Strap in hosers…the Rated R Superstar and Captain Charisma are answering your questions this week on #ECPOA
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66 min
January 4, 2019
WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne
From his pub-based beginnings at the age of 12, to his near 600 day reign as WWE UK Champion, Pete Dunne walks E&C through his stellar career thus far.
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71 min
December 28, 2018
Inside the Brain Trust of ECSTTROA
The E&C Show “Brain Trust” look back at the inception of Season 2, the commitment of WWE Superstars’ cameo performances, and how Beth Phoenix ended up being the dark horse of ECSTTROA.
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73 min
December 21, 2018
The King of Bros: Matt Riddle
One of the most talked about signings of 2018, Matt Riddle shoots on the road that eventually led him to the WWE Performance Center. From amateur wrestling to The Ultimate Fighter, Evolve, PWG, and around the world. Find out how a WWE Network subscription brought him to NXT.
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82 min
December 14, 2018
Becky Lynch comes around...
Ahead of the first ever Women's TLC match--this Sunday at WWE's TLC PPV--"The Man" Becky Lynch stops by ECPOA to talk about her continued domination of the sports-entertainment world
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81 min
December 7, 2018
Zack Ryder co-hosts for live Twitter Q&A!
How about an impromptu Twitter Q&A?? Sounds good to us! All the answers you had no idea you needed and all in a tight 67 minutes…enjoy!
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67 min
November 30, 2018
WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry - “The World’s Strongest Man”
Joined by special co-host Tommy Dreamer, Captain Charisma catches up with “The World’s Strongest Man”: Mark Henry.
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81 min
November 16, 2018
THE RETURN - E&C are back with HBK and Nita Strauss!
The Pod Of Awesomeness returns with WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels talking all about the lead up, execution, and fall out of his match at Crown Jewel...plus: Nita Strauss calls in to discuss her debut solo album 'Controlled Chaos'
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124 min
September 21, 2018
NXT's Adam Cole, BAY BAY!
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.
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102 min
September 14, 2018
Tales From the Indies with Tommy, and Answering Your Twitter Questions!
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.
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64 min
September 7, 2018
Chelsea Green Talks #ALLIN, Training with Lance Storm, Her WWE Promo, Life with Zack Ryder, and Much More!
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.
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91 min
August 31, 2018
205 Live GM, Drake Maverick
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!
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82 min
August 24, 2018
It's a Smorgasbord! Diving Into Takeover and Summerslam Before Answering Your Twitter and Email Questions
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!
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72 min
August 17, 2018
Mauro Ranallo! Plus, Previews of NXT Takeover and Summerslam
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.
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100 min
August 10, 2018
NXT's Ricochet, Tommmaaaayyyy, and Lenny Dykstra
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
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88 min
August 3, 2018
One Half of the Bludgeon Brothers, Luke Harper
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.
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80 min
July 27, 2018
WE'RE BACK with Voicemails, Emails, and Beth Phoenix!
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)
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74 min
July 13, 2018
The Hosers Have Questions, The Rocket Strappers Have Answers!
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.
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70 min
July 6, 2018
We're Putting Everyone Else Over & Chavo Guerrero Calls In
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.
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99 min
June 29, 2018
SoCal Uncensored's Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels
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.
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97 min
June 22, 2018
ECW Legend and Inaugural SmackDown Tag Team Champion, Rhyno!
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)
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113 min
June 15, 2018
THE BROOD REUNION w/ Gangrel
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.
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123 min
June 8, 2018
NXT's EC3!
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.
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92 min
June 1, 2018
A Nice Little Q&A and Paul Smackage Has New Entrance Music
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Strappers are done taping season two of The E&C Show, and unwind with a nice little Q&A. They talk metal bands, hockey, the origin of finishing moves, and wrestling memorabilia. Also, find out what got Paul Smackage so worked up, he jumped in the Atlantic and started swimming to London. Speaking of Paul Smackage, the band Benny and the Banditos wrote him a touching tribute, that'll probably end up becoming his ring music. You'll love it. HERE WE GO! Buy a shirt! Thanks to this week's sponsors, Buffalo Wild Wings and Full Sail University. Learn more about Full Sail University's Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting, go to fullsail.edu/Awesomeness.
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66 min
May 25, 2018
Former WWE, SNL, Conan, and Ali G Writer, Tommy Blacha
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. On this week's show, the Strappers are tired, but they're soldiering on. Why? Well, because they love you, and because their friend, former WWE, Conan, SNL, Ali G (and a million other cool things) writer Tommy Blacha joined the show! Tommy had a ton of great stories to tell, from how he got his job with WWE, to writing for E&C and being an integral part of a classic Mae Young segment. It was a great chat. Also, Hosers, Flip Sunset is reviewing your t-shirt submissions with his main squeeze, Farrah. You have ONE MORE WEEK TO GET ENTIRES IN. START CREATING! HERE WE GO! Buy a shirt! Thanks to this week's sponsors, Buffalo Wild Wings and Dollar Shave Club (Use the link to try their $5 Starter Set).
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86 min
May 18, 2018
Going #ALLIN with Cody Rhodes!
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, we spoke with wrestler, wordsmith, and now promoter, Cody Rhodes! Cody talked about the process of starting #ALLIN and how it's shattered his expectations, before delving into his time with WWE, his many different gimmicks, and his overall love of the business. Also, the Strappers are still together, filming for The E&C Show, and have an exciting contest to announce for the Hosers! HERE WE GO. Buy a shirt HERE. Thanks to this week's sponsors, Buffalo Wild Wings and Full Sail University. Learn more about Full Sail University's Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting, go to fullsail.edu/Awesomeness.
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76 min
May 11, 2018
Renee Young and Catching Up (In-Person!) with TOMMMAY
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. The Strappers are in the midst of filming season two of the E&C Show ,for WWE Network, but took some time this week to talk with fellow Canadian and WWE personality, Renee Young. Renee spoke about how she got her job with WWE, living in Vegas, Talking Smack, and her run-in with Jerry O'Connell. But before catching up with Renee, E&C got to speak, in-person, with the one, the only, TOMMAAAAAYYYYYY. Tommy talked about people yelling TOMMAY at shows, shared his theory on selfies, and, at one point, got punched in the stomach by Jay. Oh, and also, FLIP SUNSET IS BACK, BROTHER. HERE WE GO. Buy a shirt HERE. Thanks to this week's sponsors, Buffalo Wild Wings and Full Sail University. Learn more about Full Sail University's Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting, go to fullsail.edu/Awesomeness.
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68 min
May 4, 2018
SmackDown's New GM, Paige!
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Strappers welcomed SmackDown's newest GM to the show, Paige. The former NXT and Divas Champion spoke about the cause behind her retirement, being raised in a wrestling family, and adjusting to her new role, and life, outside of the ring. Also, Paige told the story of a life-changing conversation she had with the Rock, and bonded with E&C over her love of animals. Plus, E&C talked about the Greatest Royal Rumble and filming the upcoming season of WWE Network's E&C Show, before being surprised by the debut of Paul Smackage's nemesis. OHHHHHHH IT WAS A BIG ONE, BROTHER. HERE WE GO. Buy a shirt HERE. Thanks to this week's sponsors, ZipRecruiter and Freshly. For $20 off your first Freshly order, click HERE.
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88 min
April 27, 2018
OHHHHH IT'S TIME FOR A BIG Q&A BROTHER BROTHER
Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Strappers loosened their ties, put on their house slippers, grabbed an ice cold glass of milk, and opened the ol' maibag to answer questions from you, the Hosers. Paul Smackage may have answered a few questions as well, in between doing core work and practicing his small package on an old wrestling buddy. Also, E&C were impressed with Drew McIntyre's recent promo, and Edge got a chance to visit NXT. HERE WE GO. Buy a shirt HERE. Special thanks to this week's sponsors, Dollar Shave Club and Buffalo Wild Wings.
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71 min
April 20, 2018
Breezango!
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. On this week's show, we have one of RAW's newest tag teams, Tyler Breeze and Fandango--Breezango! Breezy and Dango talked about their transition to RAW and the challenge of being serious in the ring as funny characters, before covering their respective backstories as singles wrestlers. Also, Christian and Breeze started the pod off by remembering the time fantasy hockey almost derailed their friendship. All that, plus the Strappers recapped Mock Mock Mania, and talked a little NHL playoff hockey. But most importantly, E&C kicked things off with a tribute to the legendary Bruno Sammartino, who passed away earlier this week. Our thoughts are with all of Bruno's loved ones. Here we go.
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90 min
April 13, 2018
Newly Crowned NXT Champion, Aleister Black!
What's up, Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. It's the pod after WrestleMania, which is just as exciting as the Raw after WrestleMania, but with a few less surprises. The Strappers talked about their week in New Orleans, from shooting a new season of The E&C Show to inducting the Dudleyz into the HOF, and taking in WrestleMania in person--it was a busy one. And don't worry, they didn't forget about the incredible NXT Takeover that went down the Saturday before Mania. Bird and Edge gave their thoughts on that show as well, before talking with NXT's newest champ, Aleister Black. Aleister talked about who he'd love to face in NXT, the journey that led him to the WWE, his constant desire to work harder, and how he's acclimated to living in the U.S. It was a great conversation. Enjoy, Hosers. HERE WE GO. Buy a shirt HERE. Thanks to this week's sponsors, Freshly and Buffalo Wild Wings. For $20 off your first Freshly order, click HERE.
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94 min
April 6, 2018
The Hardy Boyz! at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans
What's up, Hosers?! We're taking the show on the road to New Orleans this week for WrestleMania 34, and it's a big one. The Strappers de Rocket sit down for the first time in a long time with two guys they have a long history with, none other than The Hardy Boyz, (Woken) Matt and Jeff Hardy. The guys take a walk down memory lane together and discuss some of their iconic TLC matches, The Dudley Boyz, the early days coming up together, and a lot more. Plus, E&C talk about rumors and breaking news from WrestleMania. OHHHH, IT'S A GOOD ONE BROTHER BROTHER… HERE WE GO! Thanks to this week's sponsors eHarmony and Beachbody on Demand!
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77 min
March 30, 2018
Beth Phoenix, TOMMAYYYY, and a Gargantuan Q&A
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, we're celebrating the one-year and one week anniversary of the show with a massive Q&A and appearances from our human interest specialists, the Phoenixed One and TOMMAYYYYYYYY. Tommmmayyy discussed tagging with Billy Gunn and Jay being front and center in the Dudley Boyz's Hall of Fame induction photo, before Beth joined the show to talk about her experience commentating the WWE's Mixed Match Challenge. Oh, and also, Paul Smackage issued an official response to Macaulay Culkin's WrestleMania challenge. This episode had a little bit of everything, brother brother. HERE WE GO! Buy a shirt HERE. Thanks to our sponsors this week, Dollar Shave Club and Freshly. To try Dollar Shave Club's Starter Kit, click HERE. And for $25 off your first Freshly order, click HERE.
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102 min
March 23, 2018
Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bret Hart Breakdown Their WrestleMania 13 Submission Match in Our Latest "Anatomy of a Match"
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to a very special, once in a lifetime edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. First things first, it's our one-year anniversary! And what a year it's been--Rocket Strapping, Paul Smackage, incredible guests, and TOMMAY! Thanks for all the support, and here's to year two. But before starting a new year of the show, we had to celebrate year one with our second ever "Anatomy of a Match." Stone Cold. Bret Hart. WrestleMania 13. These legends joined the pod together to take us through the entire experience--the in-ring psychology, the double heel-face turn, making the decision to get color, the importance of Ken Shamrock, and the bloody sharpshooter that capped everything off. It was truly a wrestling master class from two of the best to ever lace up the boots. And before talking to Bret and Steve, the Strappers shared their thoughts on hitting the one-year mark, Daniel Bryan's return, and The Ultimate Deletion. HERE WE GO! We've got new shirts! Check them out HERE. And thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings for sponsoring this week's episode.
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137 min
March 16, 2018
Good Ol' J.R.
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Strappers de Rocket sat down with a legend, a force, a monstrous Oklahoma Sooners fan, and one of the most respected men in the history of pro wrestling, Jim Ross. Among the many topics discussed were: What Vince McMahon expected from his wrestlers; what he himself looked for while identifying and developing talent; and, of course, his favorite matches he's ever called. OHHHHHH IT'S A GOOD ONE BROTHER BROTHER, AND IF YOU SAY OTHERWISE YOU'LL HAVE TO ANSWER TO PAUL SMACKAGE... HERE WE GO! Thanks to our sponsor, Freshly. Get $25 off your first Freshly order. We've got new shirts! Check them out HERE.
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103 min
March 9, 2018
Sheamus and Cesaro,The Bar!
What's up, Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. Here on the Pod of Awesomeness, we're always striving for excellence--some may say that we set the...wait for it... BAR real high. And...hold on, here it comes... BARring technical difficulties, I think you'll enjoy E&C's interview with...THE BAR, Sheamus and Cesaro. God, that was bad. Anyway, The Rocket Strappers talked to RAW's tag champs about how their team was formed, the transition from singles wrestling to tag team wrestling, and who they'd like to face, going forward. Also, Sheamus and Cesaro detailed how they stay in shape on the road and discussed Cesaro's hatred of beach balls, among other things. This episode had it all--a lot of laughs, some ranting, Christian singing Hey Jude, and a Tony, Toni, Tone reference. HERE WE GO! We've got new shirts! Check 'em out, Hosers. Thanks to our sponsors, ZipRecruiter and Beachbody. E&C's Pod of Awesomeness is also sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclists, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/EC to support the show and see if you qualify.
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110 min
March 2, 2018
BOOYAKA, BOOYAKA, Rey Mysterio!
BOOYAKA Hosers, welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. I think I gave away this week's guest with the first word of this description, but in case you still aren't sure, it's Rey Mysterio! Rey jumped on with the Rocket Strappers to catch up on old times, recall the journey that turned him into the legend he is today, and speak on his future as a professional wrestler. Also, he talked in-depth about being unmasked, and got to hear Christian react, for the first time, to his now famous pull-up blooper. Before sitting down with Rey, the guys talked about the Elimination Chamber PPV and Portland Trail Blazers star, Damian Lillard, who left Edge off his WWE Mount Rushmore. HERE WE GO. Thanks to our sponsor, Buffalo Wild Wings. We've got new shirts! Check 'em out, Hosers.
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110 min
February 23, 2018
Hacksaw Jim Duggan!
What's up HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-sers? That's right, we're starting things differently this week, because E&C got to talk to one of wrestling's most beloved legends, Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Hacksaw detailed his rise to WWF stardom, how he wound up with his nickname, the origin story behind the two by-four, and what it was like to share a ring with Andre the Giant. Also, Hacksaw recalled working with Edge, and revealed his all-time favorite in-ring opponent. USA! USA! USA! HERE WE GO! Thanks to our sponsors, Buffalo Wild Wings and Freshly. Get $25 off your Freshly order HERE. We've got new shirts! Check 'em out, Hosers.
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86 min
February 16, 2018
Answering a Ton of Questions From the Hosers and the Return of TOMMAYYYYY
What's up, Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, the Rocket Strappers decided to change into their finest Paul Smackage shirts, sit down somewhere comfortable, and take a ton of questions from you, the Hosers. Ohhhh there were a lot of good ones, brother brother. Before that, though, E&C had an old friend on, a friend who they haven't spoken with in a while, TOMMAYY (Tommy Twitch). Mr. Dreamer regaled the boys with some of his finest Tales From the Indies, while also talking about his love of Kohl's jeggings, and going to the bathroom in his backyard. Plus, Edge and Bird covered Edge's new Instagram account, Bird's cardio, and this year's WWE Hall of Fame inductees. HERE WE GO. E&C's Pod of Awesomeness is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclists, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/EC to support the show and see if you qualify.
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111 min
February 9, 2018
WHO WANTS TO TALK WITH ELIAS?
What's up, Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. On today's show we have ::guitar strum:: ELIAS! The Rocket Strappers grabbed their guitars and took a walk with one of the WWE's fastest rising stars, talking about his time in NXT as The Drifter, his Metal Jesus indie gimmick, and how long it takes him to write his songs, Elias also spoke on what it took to break through as a professional wrestler, and his upcoming Elimination Chamber match. Plus, Bird and Edge talk creative XFL names, cutting promos, and what it would be like to have Michael Hayes on the show. HERE WE GO! Thanks to our sponsor, Freshly. Get $25 off your first Freshly order. We've got new shirts! Check them out HERE.
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86 min
February 2, 2018
NXT's Johnny Gargano!
What's up, Hosers? Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. On this week's show, we have none other than... JOHN-NY WREST-LING (CLAPCLAP--CLAPCLAPCLAP)! Johnny Gargano sat down with the Rocket Strappers to talk about how he fell in love with wrestling, whether he prefers life as a singles or tag team wrestler, and his incredible match with Andrade Cien Almas, at the most recent NXT Takeover. Also, E&C came up with a new Gargano-based metric for rating matches, and helped Johnny with some new t-shirt slogans. And before the interview--OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH IT WAS A BIG INTRO BROTHER BROTHER--Edge and Birdman covered both Royal Rumbles and NXT Takeover, while fighting through multiple cameos from Christian's landline phone. HERE WE GO. We've got new shirts! Check them out HERE.
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124 min
January 26, 2018
The Savior of Misbehavior, RAW and SmackDown Commentator, Corey Graves
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. This week, The Rocket Strappers sat down with the busiest man in professional wrestling. The Savior of Misbehavior, RAW and SmackDown's commentator, and quite possibly the voice of a generation, Corey Graves. Among the topics discussed were fatherhood, what it was like transitioning from in-ring performer to commentator, and how he handles the urge to go to the bathroom during a broadcast. Also, Edge is back in Ireland, Christian talks RAW 25, and E&C recall a game they used to play with Stone Cold Steve Austin. HERE WE GO. Also, we've got new shirts! Check them out HERE.
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94 min
January 19, 2018
The Animal, Batista!
What's up, Hosers?! This week on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness, we have the man who was supposed to come on the show last week (technical difficulties), the inspiration behind The Ballad of Little Dave Batista....Batista! E&C kicked things off by playing his anthem, of course (sung by Brian Gewirtz), before talking everything from his last run in the WWE, to landing Guardians of the Galaxy and his love of selling in the ring. Also, in case you were wondering, yes, Christian sort of messed up Batista's house--not as bad as Samoa Joe's, but enough. Plus, The Strappers discussed some new WWE signees that they're excited about, Beth had a crazy time traveling to the Mixed Match Challenge, and Christian explained In-N-Out's "Animal Style" to Edge. HERE WE GO. Hey, Hosers... BUY A SHIRT HERE!!
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97 min
January 12, 2018
A Gigantic Q&A Featuring Beth Phoenix (And the First Ever Audio Mock Mock!)
What's up, Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, we sat down and cracked open all of your internet letters, better known as tweets, for a Q&A. First, the Phoenixed One answered a few questions, before the Rocket Strappers went on a question-answering rampage of their own. The result? A ton of great stories, a hypothetical WrestleMania card, and the revelation that Christian will not, under any circumstances, wear shorts. Oh, also, we had the first EVER audio mock mock, an audio run-in, and The Rocket Strappers shared their thoughts on Jericho-Omega. It was a fun one, folks. HERE WE GO.
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112 min
January 5, 2018
How Technology and Social Media Have Impacted Professional Wrestling w/ Hurricane Helms and TOMMAYY
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. Oh, and Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018 brother, brother. On today's show, the Strappers start off by talking about the new year--how they're feeling, a prediction or two, and how they can take Rocket Strapping to an even higher level. Then, it was time to catch up with Tommmmmay #TommyTwitch, regarding his latest Tales From the Indies, and he did not disappoint. I won't ruin anything, I'll just say these two words--ceiling dandruff. Tommy also talked House of Hardcore on Twitch, and about an upcoming Summer tour. And finally, Sir Thomas agreed to stick around to talk tech and social media within wrestling, with E, C, and The Hurricane! From wrestling magazines and tape trading, to Twitter handles and streaming networks, the industry has gone through a huge transformation. The group talked about the pros and cons, how they adjusted to the change as it was happening, and the wrestlers who have wisely used today's tech and social tools to their advantage. Enjoy, Hosers. HERE WE GO.
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96 min
December 29, 2017
The Alpha Female, Jazzy Gabert, Shares Her Inspiring Story and Talks About Her Current Status with WWE
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another episode of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, The Rocket Strappers took the pod international, speaking with The Alpha Female, Germany's Jazzy Gabert. You may remember Jazzy from the The Mae Young Classic, where she was excellent, but the story behind what it took for her to reach that point in her career could be made into a movie. A tumultuous childhood, scratching and clawing to get trained as a wrestler, a stint in TNA, MMA fights--It's incredible. That said, Jazzy also talked a bit about the Women's Royal Rumble and her current status with the WWE. Plus, before the interview, Birdman and Edge covered Christmas, the Usos' "mind pictures," and Rusev Day. HERE WE GO. Hey, Hosers... BUY A SHIRT HERE!!
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113 min
December 22, 2017
The Singh Brothers and Beth Phoenix Weighs in on the First Ever Women's Royal Rumble
What's up, Ho Ho Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week the Rocket Strappers spoke with the Singh Brothers, who detailed the incredible, inspiring journey that led them to the WWE. These guys personify the word resilience. Also, the Singhs reminisced about the time they took Edge hiking to pick his brain, and Christian cooked up an alternative gimmick for them, in case they wind up needing it down the road. Before talking to the Singhs, though, E&C answered a few fan questions and caught up with Beth Phoenix, who shared her thoughts on the upcoming women's Royal Rumble! Happy Holidays, Hosers .....HERE WE GO!
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99 min
December 15, 2017
Celebrating the 10-Year Anniversary of The Edgeheads with Curt Hawkins (and Zack Ryder Too, Kind of)
Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness! This week, the Rocket Strappers are in the same room once again, at Edge's house in North Carolina, before the Birdman migrates south for the holidays. They kicked things off by talking about the WWE's upcoming mixed-tag tournament, before revealing that this episode of the pod was going to be dedicated to the 10 year anniversary of...The Edgeheads. After unsuccessfully trying to get Ryder on the phone, Hawkins called in to reminisce about being one half of the Edgeheads--how the gimmick got started; how he and Ryder picked the names they've carried into present day; what it was like being such a prominent part of a Wrestlemania match, at such a young age; and the one time that Edge actually got hot at them. Edge, Christian, and Curt also talked Zack Ryder--his wrestling figure collection and how blown up he was in his ECW match against The Bird--before calling to give him one last shot at being on the show. This one, like all the ones, was a fun one, Hosers. Long live The Edgeheads. HERE WE GO. It's the holiday season, Hosers! Give the gift of awesomeness, BUY A SHIRT HERE!!
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79 min
December 8, 2017
Bayley Talks Making the Jump From NXT to WWE, Turning Heel, and Her Chemistry With Sasha Banks
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another POD OF AWESOMENESS. It's time for some hugs, as this week E&C got a chance to catch up with RAW's Bayley. She touched on what it was like to jump from NXT to WWE, potentially turning heel one day, and her desire to see a WWE women's tag division. Also, Edge informed Bayley that she's Lyric's favorite wrestler, and Bayley told the Rocket Strappers a story about what happened when she said "PFFFT HERE WE GO" in front of Michael Hayes. Plus, Edge and Bird talk Woken Matt Hardy and ask the Hosers for fresh t-shirt ideas! HERE WE GO! BUY A SHIRT HERE!!
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74 min
December 1, 2017
Dolph Ziggler Talks Past Gimmicks, Road Stories, and Getting Into Stand-Up Comedy
What's up, Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C's POD OF AWESOMENESS This week, The Rocket Strappers spoke with a man who strapped the rocket to himself, as he's had one hell of a career in the WWE, The Showoff, Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler talked with E&C about his amateur wrestling background, his early gimmicks within WWE, and his ascent to becoming WWE Champion. He also touched on his future, told some road stories, and described what it was like the first time he got on stage to do stand-up comedy (Christian gave Dolph a great opening line to use at future shows). This was a fun episode, brother brothers. Enjoy. HERE WE GO.
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89 min
November 24, 2017
Sinn Bodhi, Formerly WWE's Kizarney, Talks Growing Up with E&C and His Bond with Jake "The Snake" Roberts
What's up, Hosers? Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. This week, E&C spoke with a man who knew them well before they were strapping rockets to people, Sinn Bodhi (formerly known as Kizarney in WWE). Bodhi, who first met the Rocket Strappers when he was simply known as "Nick," reminisced about befriending E&C, their nicknames for one another, and his own journey within professional wrestling. He also spoke at length about the relationship he's cultivated with Jake "The Snake" Roberts, and his wrestling fantasy camp, Fantasy Slam. Also, before catching up with Sinn Bodhi, Birdman and Edge gave their thoughts on last Sunday's Survivor Series and answered a few questions from the Hosers! Happy belated Thanksgiving to all the American Hosers, and for the rest of you--hopefully you used yesterday as an excuse to eat a lot, even if it wasn't officially a holiday where you are. HERE WE GO.
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134 min
November 17, 2017
Debating the Mount Rushmores of Wrestling with TOMMAYY
What's up Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. On this week's show, E&C surprised Tommy, who was in his healing cave when they called, and asked for his help in figuring out (or trying to, at least) some of wrestling's Mount Rushmores. And yes, it's pluralized--Rushmores--because EC&T broke things down into categories. So, they debated the Mount Rushmore of... The '80s The '90s ECW Cruiserweights Tag Teams NWA WCW WWF/WWE Entrance music ...just to name a few. Make sure to tell us who makes your Mount Rushmore for some of these categories, on Twitter, @EandCPod. But before debating with Tommy, The Rocket Strappers talked Daniel Bryan's Smackdown promo, what they're looking forward to at this weekend's Survivor Series, and Beth Phoenix quickly dropped in to say hi, via FaceTime! HERE WE GO.
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96 min
November 10, 2017
NJPW's Michael Elgin and TOMMAY Shares Some Big News!
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another....Pod of Awesomeness. This week, E&C's guest was none other than Big Mike, New Japan's Michael Elgin. Elgin, who's only 30, already has 14 years of wrestling experience under his belt, and told the Rocket Strappers all about it--how he started, who he feels most comfortable in the ring with, and the massive exposure that he's been offered while wrestling for NJPW. Among other things, Michael also spoke about the performers who influenced him while growing up, and the process of training up-and-coming wrestlers. Before getting to Big Mike, though, Edge and Birdman had a LOT to cover--the Jericho-Kenny Omega announcement, AJ's title win, last weekend's UFC card, ESPN's 30 for 30 on The Nature Boy, Ric Flair, and a big announcement from...TOMMAY! They also managed to answer some of your emails, and I'm pretty sure both Enya and U2's Bono were mentioned on the show as well. It's a good one, Hosers. Enjoy. HERE WE GO.
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132 min
November 3, 2017
Brian Gewirtz: Former WWE Head Writer and Current SVP of Development at Seven Bucks Productions
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.
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103 min
October 27, 2017
Sami Zayn Talks Turning Heel, Being Motivated by Kevin Owens, and the Evolution of His Character
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.
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126 min
October 20, 2017
Dustin Rhodes, AKA GOLDUST, and Tales From the Indies w/ TOMMAYYY
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.
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107 min
October 13, 2017
Kevin Owens Talks Hell in a Cell, Sami Zayn, and the Importance of Family
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.
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121 min
October 6, 2017
Remembering the WWF's Attitude Era and Answering Tons of Your Twitter Questions
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.
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101 min
September 29, 2017
The Viper, Randy Orton and Answers to Your Twitter Questions!
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.
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116 min
September 22, 2017
John Cena Talks Roman Reigns, His Future, and Finding Success in WWE
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!
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82 min
September 15, 2017
Shelton Benjamin, Wrapping Up the Mae Young Classic with Beth Phoenix, and TOMMAY!
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!
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133 min
September 8, 2017
Shane Helms and Talking Mae Young Classic with Beth Phoenix
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!
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152 min
September 1, 2017
The Usos, Reaction to Reigns-Cena Promo, and Tales From the Indies with TOMMAYYY
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
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120 min
August 25, 2017
NJPW's Kenny Omega
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!
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111 min
August 18, 2017
Daniel Bryan Talks Being a Dad, Up-and-Coming Wrestlers, and Concussions
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!
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156 min
August 11, 2017
NXT's Drew McIntyre
"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.
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88 min
August 4, 2017
LIVE Q&A with William Regal From London's Film and Comic Con!
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.
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104 min
July 28, 2017
WRESTLING INJURIES, Answering Some of Your Twitter Questions, and a Legendary Chris Jericho Story
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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121 min
July 21, 2017
The Phenomenal One, AJ Styles
WHAT'S. UP. HOSERS?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week's guest is Christian's get, and a man who, after many successful years in the business, has finally gotten the chance to display his talents within the WWE, The Phenomenal One, AJ Styles! AJ took the guys through his career before WWE, from TNA to New Japan, before touching on what it was like to debut at the 2016 Royal Rumble. He also talked wanting to face Shinsuke Nakamura at a future WrestleMania and what it was like to work with Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 33. Then, Tommy (TommyTommy) dropped by for a more serious segment, and E&C answered some of your Twitter questions. PFFFT Here We Go!
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125 min
July 14, 2017
Talking TAG TEAM WRESTLING, Tales From the Indies with TOMMAY, and Your Voicemails!
What's up, Hosers?! This week's E&C Pod is a special one, as the guys take an in-depth, extended look at tag team wrestling. The origin, how things evolved, then devolved, then evolved again, and amazing stories from their time as tag team wrestlers. I won't ruin anything, but there's some great advice from Stone Cold Steve Austin in there (the real one), Edge talks about nearly teaming with a former IC champ to create a "New" version of an old, legendary tag team, and Christian reveals what it took for him to finally cut off his long hair. And before that, we have some of your voicemails, including one that's, um, interesting? Plus TOMMAY returns to the show to talk about his Australia trip and reclaim his segment from Hobo Hank. Here we go.
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147 min
July 7, 2017
Samoa Joe and The Mean Street Posse's Pete Gas
What's up, Hosers?! In advance of Sunday's WWE Great Balls of Fire PPV, E&C sat down with the man who's going toe to toe with Brock Lesnar, Samoa Joe! And when I say the guys sat down with Joe, it's kind of true. Christian drove to his house and made himself comfortable instantly, ensuring that he'll never be asked back again. In addition to covering GBOF, Joe reminisced with E&C and talked about some of his favorite all-time opponents, before finding out that Christian was following him via LiveJournal, even before they knew each other. But before the guys talked to Joe, they had to catch up with another old friend, The Mean Street Posse's own, Pete Gas. In addition to his book "Looking at the Lights: My Path from Fan to a Wrestling Heel," Pete talked about his time with the WWE, misconceptions about his Greenwich upbringing, and not mocking Edge when he last saw him, even though Shane McMahon had asked him to. All that, plus some singing and a Great Gazoo reference. It's a jam-packed show... Here. We. Go.
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124 min
June 30, 2017
The Queen, Charlotte Flair and Tales From the Indies with Hobo Hank!
What's up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. This week, E&C are joined by a woman whose work in the WWE has been flat out jaw-dropping, The Queen, Charlotte Flair. Charlotte talked about how she's feeling after not one, but two Money in the Bank ladder matches, what it was like having her dad, the legendary Ric Flair, as her manager, how her athletic background has helped her in the ring, and the match where everything "clicked" for her as a wrestler. But before E&C spoke with The Queen, they wanted to hear some Tales From the Indies, and since TommyTommyTommy has been away for the past few weeks, they enlisted the services of Albuquerque's finest--HOBO HANK! Hank came on to talk about recently dropping his title, and was given some top notch marketing ideas that'll help him take his character to the next level. Also, the guys analyzed in-ring psychology, talked about Nia Jax's potential, and Christian needs someone to lend him a VCR so he can watch his old tryout tape. Here we go.
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120 min
June 23, 2017
Mike Kanellis on His Road to the WWE, the Connection He Has With Edge, and His New Entrance Music
What's up Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. Today, we go in depth with one of the WWE's newest superstars, Mike Kanellis! Mike took us through his entire professional career--the highs, the lows, and everything in between--and how the road he traveled down eventually led to his debut at WWE's Money in the Bank PPV. Also, he did some singing with Edge and Christian, and touched on how, at one point, Edge's Alter Bridge theme music became an integral part of his in-ring repertoire. All that, plus E&C talk Headlock on Hunger's food drive, the continuing evolution of Jinder Mahal, the women's Money in the Bank ladder match, and Christian looks up a few words on Google. Here we go!
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129 min
June 16, 2017
The GLORIOUS One, NXT Champion Bobby Roode!
What's up there, 5 Second Hosers? Welcome to the latest edition of E&C's Pod of Awesomeness. This week, Edge and Christian talk to a man who can only be described using one adjective--GLORIOUS. Fellow Canadian Bobby Roode joins the pod to talk about everything, from wrestling Edge three months into his career to the conception of his theme song (which was used by the Predators during the NHL playoffs), and his ascent to NXT Champion. Also, E&C remember some great times with Dusty Rhodes, discover a baby who laughs uncontrollably at "Here we go," attempt to sing System of a Down's "Chop Suey," and give their final thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final. Here we go.
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92 min
June 9, 2017
An In-Depth Look at Ladder Matches, Tommy's Tales From the Indies, and Voicemails!
What's up, 5 Second Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. On today's show... E&C do some catching up before listening to voicemails and welcoming Sir #TommyTommyTommy Dreamer back onto the show, to talk about his Tales From the Indies. He wrestled a few big ones in North Carolina, and gave us a House of Hardcore exclusive for his upcoming shows in Australia. Then, we had the main event: Ladder matches. E&C talk through the history of the ladder match, some of their favorites to watch, their favorites that they've been a part of, the scariest bumps they've taken, and the time a hurricane almost ruined one of their most memorable ladder matches. We've got all that, plus a bit of a mock mock challenge for the Hosers. Here we go.
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115 min
June 2, 2017
Nattie Neidhart and Talking Boone: The Bounty Hunter with John Morrison
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another Pod of Awesomeness. On this week's show E&C catch up with a couple of old friends. First, John Morrison joined the pod to talk about his movie Boone: The Bounty Hunter--the sacrifices he made to see the project through, and what it was like to do his own stunts. For more info about the film, head to http://www.boonethebountyhunter.com/ Next, the guys talked to a woman who's putting together a legendary WWE career, and comes from a long line of legends--Nattie Neidhart! Nattie bonded with Christian over their love of cats and talked working with Charlotte, how filming Total Divas helped her pen a Hall of Fame speech for Beth Phoenix, and of course, her upcoming Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Here we go.
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102 min
May 26, 2017
Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley Break Down Their Match From WWF's In Your House: Mind Games
The wait is over! It's time for the first ever ANATOMY OF A MATCH. Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley were gracious enough to join E&C's Pod of Awesomeness to talk about their 1996 bout at WWF's In Your House: Mind Games. They touched on not having wrestled each other before, why the title being on the line became a secondary storyline, and the move sequence that's fooled wrestlers and fans alike, for years. It was great to hear two legends of wrestling talk about a match that, for the most part, flies under the radar and doesn't always quite get the praise it deserves. Also, before catching up with Shawn and Mick, E&C jumped on the phone with this month's fan contest winner, DJKNOWSKILLZ, commented on Jinder Mahal winning a title, and laughed about Shane McMahon Mock Mocking a picture of Tony Chimel on TV (shout out to the 5 Second Hosers for pointing that out). Ok, enough talk, enjoy the show. Here we go!
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101 min
May 19, 2017
Bad Gimmicks, Tommy Dreamer's Tales From the Indies, Hockey with Jeremy Roenick, and Announcing the first ANATOMY OF A MATCH!
This week's Pod of Awesomeness is PACKED, like when you go on vacation with a small bag and can't get the zipper closed, so you just leave it open and hope nothing falls out. Ok, maybe no one actually does that, but you get the point. First up, we announced our inaugural Anatomy of a Match, which will be available for your listening pleasure next Friday, May 26th. It's a big one. Then, Jeremy Roenick joined the show to talk a little playoff hockey. THEN, Tommy Dreamer stopped by to deliver us some more Tales From the Indies, before the guys announced the winner of our May contest, in which we asked you, the fans, to name yourselves. And finally, E&C dug deep into the world of bad gimmicks, including some bad ones that they had over the years. Tons of announcements, a couple of guests, and tons of gimmicks. Here we go.
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130 min
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