Lucha Afterground Season 3 Episode 30: “Bloodlines”

August 14, 2017

We've got Cueto Cup and Gift of the Gods action in this week's episode, plus HUGE plot developments involving Captain Vazquez and Katrina. 

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Our Vantage Point #44 - Brawl for All, Rushmore/Death Valley: SummerSlam Main Events, WCW Monday Nitro 10/9/95 Review

August 14, 2017

It's Our Vantage Point, the Retro Wrestling Podcast! With our 40 years of combined wrestling fandom, we'll talk about things we remember and things we wish we didn't!

IN THIS EPISODE:
- Why Did They Bother: Brawl For All
- Mount Rushmore/Death Valley: SummerSlam Main Rvents!
- WCW Monday Nitro 10/9/1995 Review
AND SO MUCH MORE!

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Mission: Indiepossible Live Watch Party: DDT Street Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome!

August 11, 2017

It was a morning like every other he had ever known. The warm sun woke him, shining through his bedroom window. Rubbing his eyes and sitting up, it took him a moment to realize what day it was! His eyes widened with joy as he sprung from his bed.

“Wake up! Wake up! It is my birthday! Presents! Cakes! Oh what a day!”, he shouted rapturously, his voice filling the empty hallways of his home. Sprinting down the hall and into the kitchen, he found no one. Thinking they must be in the family room, he hurried there, again, finding nothing except the quiet furniture and looming silence.

“Mother? Father? Where are you? It’s my birthd----“

His proclamation was cut off by the chilling scream of his mother. He ran down another hallway towards the entryway of the home and there he saw her, crumpled on the ground. As he came closer, he realized she was cradling his father in her arms. He was weak, fighting for breath.

“Father? Wha…..what happened?”

“S,son. C,come close…….” The boy pressed his forehead to his fathers, tears welling in his eyes.

 “This was n,no acc-accident……a……a……avenge meeeeee.”, his father whispered with his last gasp.

20 YEARS LATER

It was time. The training was complete. In the darkness, he stood. Sunlight was no longer his friend, for it is only welcomed by those who carry lighter burdens. Preparing for his journey, he dressed quickly. A brief glance into a mirror flashed him back to that birthday. It was the worst day of his life, but it was also the day that defined his life ever since. Living high on Mount Fuji, he had studied, prepared, trained and sacrificied for this moment. His fathers killer would be on prominent display, and he would expose him this day.

“Happy birthday to me…..” he grimly said as he strode out of his shack. A taxicab waiting for him, he hustled into the backseat. “TOKYO DOME. NOW.”

You see, listeners, what this man learned is that the one who took his fathers life sought to take another, but there was only one way to stop it. TAKE IT’S POWER AWAY FROM IT….and only he was prepared to do so.

The moment arrived. The killer was thirsty for blood. He sensed his victim and STRUCK!

……..

Nothing.

“Thinking I was going to….DIE?”, said our hero as he stood unharmed, staring at the deadly assassin.

“No….not you. It can’t be!”, the demonic monster replied, recognizing who he had attacked.

“Your killing days are over, FLIGHT OF STAIRS. NEVER AGAIN WILL YOU TAKE A LIFE.”

Super Porky Hulk Hogan stood to his feet, a smile creeping on his face.

“And now…..I will render you powerless again. Excuse me, I’ve got to fall down you and not die AGAIN.”

“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” shrieked the stairs, as it’s stranglehold over life and death slipped from it’s icy cold grasps.

Super Porky Hulk Hogan looked up to the sky, where his father appeared in a cloud and said, “Stairway injuries represent a leading cause of accidents. National Safety Council statistics rank stairway injuries second only to motor vehicle accidents among leading causes of accidents.  The council’s statistical report, titled Injury Facts 2015, reports falls are the leading cause of injury-related death in adults age 65 and older.

Each year stairway accidents cause over one million injuries and 12,000 deaths. One half of those stairway deaths occur in the home.  Most people underestimate the risk of falling and sustaining injuries at home.  After all we feel safest at home.  Statistics prove otherwise, showing the greatest risk of falling on stairs comes at home.”

ALSO SOME GUYS COSPLAY AS SHINSUKE NAKAMURA AND HIROSHI TANAHASHI!

 

It’s the Live Watch!

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PodBlast: Lucha Forever Lucha Live 5: Runnin Through a Wheat Field

August 9, 2017

Timothy and Quentin are back to discuss the Lucha Forever Lucha Live 5 Show. Listen as they describe the bizarre origin of the title and the strengths and weaknesses of the promotion overall. How does Lucha Forever stack up against the thriving indie European scene? Does Lucha Forever display some of the best under the radar European talent in the best light? 

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For Your Consideration #8: The Clash of the Titans

August 9, 2017
It’s a Titans of Wrestling reunion as Will is joined by Pete, Parv and Kelly to discuss wrestlers for the GWWE project. Most people watching wrestling haven’t seen much footage prior to the Rock n Wrestling days but these guys have done the homework and will tell you who you should be considering from the WWWF for your GWWE lists. We discussed the following wrestlers…
 
Pedro Morales
Johnny Rodz
Mr. Fuji
Ken Patera
Dominic Denucci
Pat Patterson 
Tony Atlas
Larry Zbyszko
Sgt. Slaughter
Ivan Koloff
Bob Backlund
Andre the Giant
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Shoot Faction Podcast #1

August 8, 2017
The Shoot Faction Podcast is hosted by Smash Mouth Pro Wrestling and Revolutionary Strong champion Amazing Maria as well as filmmaker Gezus Zaire, director of "New Girls in Town" featuring Mia Yim and Shayna Baszler as well as "High Heels" featuring Amazing Maria and Booker T., available on Amazon Video.
 
On this episode, we share our experiences of watching pro wrestling with our grandmothers who didn't know it was predetermined, blowing an allowance on a Hulk Hogan action figure, Rick Rude's muscles and watching Savage vs. Steamboat during WrestleMania III. Amazing Maria, a real life heel, also shares a touching moment as one of her best friends, Sarah Logan participates in the Mae Young Classic. 
 
Please feel free to send opinions about the show to @rebellifemedia and @amazing_maria on Twitter. 
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PTBN’s Greatest WWE Wrestler Ever Pod Blast Series: Pete Dunne

August 8, 2017

Timothy breaks down the GWWE case for Pete Dunne. Listen to his argument for quality over quantity and how it pertains to Dunne's candiacy on the whole. 

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Place to Be Podcast Episode 458: The Big Event

August 7, 2017

In this episode of the Place to Be Podcast, we head north of the border for a huge night of action as Scott, JT and John D'Amato relive The Big Event!

The boys discuss a night full of shit commentary, Hoss Funk's farewell, King Tonga transitioning into Haku, Ted Arcidi's heel turn, the never-ending Junkyard Dog/Jimmy Hart feud, the arrival of Dick Slater, Lou Albano's last hurrah, the big Snake Pit showdown, another installment of the Billy Jack Haynes/Hercules feud, a hot Rougeau Brothers/Dream Team bout, Harley Race's coronation as King, an epic atmosphere for the main event and more, including end of show awards!

So fire up this action-packed episode and join Scott, Justin & John as it’s time for another edition of the PTB Podcast!

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Our Vantage Point #43 - WWECW, Rushmore/Death Valley: Pushes, WCCW 12/10/82 Review

August 7, 2017

It's Our Vantage Point, the Retro Wrestling Podcast! With our 40 years of combined wrestling fan-dom, we'll talk about things we remember and things we wish we didn't!

IN THIS EPISODE:
- Why Did They Bother: ECW - The WWE Version
- Mount Rushmore/Death Valley: Pushes
- World Class Championship Wrestling 12/10/1982
AND SO MUCH MORE!

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Lucha Afterground Season 3 Episode 29: “The Hunger Inside”

August 6, 2017

This episode: Max and Trav create a LU themed softball team, discuss Matanza's feeding habits, and Max wants to touch Pindar's back. Also, they wax poetic about monkey flips, Kobra Moon's stellar managerial work, and Dante Fox.  Also, some wrestling happened.  

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