The Mega Powers of Podcasting are back as Mike Noringonger of the Midnight Jury rejoins Handsome Dan Lopez for Part Two of their retrospective on the first era of Hulkamania. In this edition, they cover Year Two of the phenomenon that is now sweeping the nation thanks not only to the marketing genius of Vince McMahon and the WWF, but also due to some crucial partnerships with MTV and celebrities like Cyndi Lauper and Mr. T. They discuss Hogan’s epic feud with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the inaugural WrestleMania and so much more! You’re sure to get an education!
Jay Baca joins Handsome Dan to discuss the state of TNA Impact Wrestling and what lasting effect the buzz generated by the Hardy’s Final Deletion has had on the company’s fortunes. Along the way they cover a broad range of topics about the state of professional wrestling in general and offer some cutting edge solutions to companies like TNA that you’ll only hear on this podcast. Now we’re going to school!
What would happen if the Jury hosts had the funds and ability to raid the current wrestling companies of their talent to create their ultimate fantasy roster and company? Who would Mike hire? Who would Adam pick up? Find out here as they raid the WWE, TNA, Lucha Underground, ROH, House of Hardcore, and the indies!! Do you agree with their picks? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!!
“Lucha Liaison” Jay Baca joins Handsome Dan to talk about the way championships in wrestling have lost their value, they speculate about the REAL reason behind Vince McMahon bringing his son Shane back, PLUS, find out why this week’s episode of Lucha Underground has been Dan’s favorite of the season thus far. All that and more on this week’s episode of the Final Say!
Mike and Adam discuss TNA, Lucha Underground, their backlog episodes, Cal’s absence, then review the WWF/WWE Coliseum Video “GRAND SLAMS” from 1987. Mike also entertains himself by drinking gin and remembering great moments from the 80’s and 90’s. Enjoy.
Handsome Dan discusses the legacy of some of TNA’s greatest X-Divisioners and compares it to the legacy of other superstars who were perhaps not nearly as talented. This leads right into Topic Number Two and examining the question: Can a wrestling promotion become mainstream based on talent? All that, plus the Promo of the Week. Get your thinking caps on; it’s time to raise your IQ!
The Handsome One compares Survivor Series ’89 with this year’s event to reveal some very interesting differences. You also don’t want to miss his rant on why it’s not only okay for fans to take their appreciation of wrestling more seriously, but why doing so could help elevate wrestling to the level of other mainstream entertainment. Plus, the Promo of the Week! A new Thanksgiving tradition begins here, so pull up a chair. The Mr. Rogers of Wrestling is serving up a feast for your mind!
The Mr. Rogers of Wrestling introduces the listeners to his own match rating system as he breaks down TNA’s Bound For Glory event from last month and provides insight into the subtle things that could have elevated this event and made it into something special.
Part Two of Handsome Dan’s conversation with wrestling blogger and intelligent bloke, Jimmo Workman. After crying in their beer over the sad state of WWE, the boys perk up and talk about something they actually enjoy: Lucha Underground! Come expand your noggins!
Jimmo Workman, a wrestling blogger & all-around good mate, joins The Smartest Man Not In Professional Wrestling for a scholarly discussion. They hit on multiple topics including the sad state of affairs in WWE and the gradual decline of wrestling in general. Did it happen overnight? Or was it a long time coming? And what was the cause of it all? Find the answers here!