After a long hiatus, the Smartest Man Not In Professional Wrestling is back and he’s raising your wrestling IQ with a discussion on WWE’s WrestleMania 23 from 2007. Dan will do his best to preserve the old ways as he covers ring psychology and storytelling, promos, and how many things in wrestling have lost their meaning. It’s a concentrated dose of wisdom on the Final Say!
WLW Studios’ Lucha Liason Jay Baca joins Handsome Dan once again discuss one of his favorite films. This time it’s 1984’s “Conan The Destroyer” starring the Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Dan also gives his thoughts on this year’s Royal Rumble event. Plus, another installment of My Musical Journey this time featuring “Hands On The Wheel” off of Willie Nelson’s amazing album, Red Headed Stranger. All that and more on this edition of the Final Say!
A holiday tradition continues as for the third year in a row, Handsome Dan shares some of his favorite movie clips, music, and memories of Christmas past. Raise your Christmas IQ and lift your holiday spirit with the Smartest Man Not In Professional Wrestling.
WLW Studios’ Lucha Liaison Jay Baca was on location in Houston for WWE NXT’s War Games. Find out what he thought about the event and WWE’s attempt at resurrecting an iconic match concept. But first, Dan and Jay discuss 1982’s Fantasy-Adventure film, “The Beastmaster” starring Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, and Rip Torn. A new era of the Final Say begins now!
The Mega-Powers explode! And it nearly causes a rift between the Mega-Powers of Podcasting as Mike Noringonger of the Midnight Jury and Handsome Dan take very different sides on the rivalry between Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage. They debate who was right and who was wrong as they recount the events leading up to their epic showdown at WrestleMania V including the Royal Rumble and the Main Event. Along the way they also discuss the Royal Rumble as a concept, their thoughts on Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, the legacy of the “Macho Man’s” first WWF World Championship run, and the main event match at WrestleMania V and how it ranks among Hogan’s and Savage’s best. Get an education courtesy of the Final Say!
The tension between the Mega Powers, Hulk Hogan and Randy “Macho Man” Savage is growing and so is the intensity in the studio as Mike Noringonger of the Midnight Jury returns to the co-host’s chair. Mike is firmly on the side of Hulkamania, but Handsome Dan does his best to play devil’s advocate in favor of the Macho Man. Also this episode, Mike shares a story about the first WWF house show he attended, how we’ve moved backwards as a society with regard to racism, and how the solution to this problem might just be a full-scale alien invasion. Plus, lots of side trips down Memory Lane. All that and more in this week’s edition of the Final Say!
The conversation gets in-depth between Dan and Mike Noringonger of the Midnight Jury as they discuss the continuation of the Hulk Hogan-Andre the Giant feud including the contract signing at the inaugural Royal Rumble, their chaotic rematch at the Main Event, and their inconclusive third encounter in the WWF Championship tournament at WrestleMania IV. That all leads into a discussion about the eventual winner of the tournament, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and whether or not he got the title reign he deserved. Plus, Handsome Dan gives his take on the situation involved Joey Ryan’s followers and WLW Studios’ episodes getting pulled from iTunes and Stitcher Radio. All this, a new edition of My Musical Journey, and much, much more!
The feud between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant rages beyond WrestleMania 3 and into the inaugural Survivor Series event which Dan & Mike discuss at length in this episode. Plus, the next installment of My Musical Journey. All that and more on the Final Say!
With Hulk Hogan at the top of his game, he faces his greatest challenge to date, that of the “Eighth Wonder of the World” Andre the Giant! Mike Noringonger of the Midnight Jury and Handsome Dan go in-depth on the significance of what may arguably be the most important event in professional wrestling history, WrestleMania III. That and much more in this edition of the Final Say!
In this week’s edition of our Hulkamania Retrospective we cover a critical year, 1986 which means Handsome Dan & Mike Noringonger of the Midnight Jury cover Hogan’s feud with King Kong Bundy, their WrestleMania 2 main event, and then the pivotal feud between Hogan and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff. Along the way, Mike reveals what might be his favorite match of all time. Plus, another edition of My Musical Journey. All this and more on the Final Say!