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!
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!
As Handsome Dan & the Midnight Jury’s Mike Noringonger wrap up the year 1985 in their retrospective of Hulkamania, quite a discussion ensues about several topics such as enhancement matches, gimmicks, championships, tag teams, and more and how they relate to the business of professional wrestling then and now. Also this week, another installment of My Musical Journey. Pull up a chair, because class is in session!
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!
King Noringonger of the Midnight Jury joins Handsome Dan to form the Mega-Powers of Podcasting for Part 1 of our brand new ongoing series on Hulkamania. In this debut edition, they cover a whole wealth of topics as they discuss the events leading up to the birth of Hulkamania as well as the first year of Hulk Hogan’s inaugural reign as World Wrestling Federation Champion. Hulkamania is running wild on the Final Say and you’ll definitely want to come along for the ride!
The Smartest Man Not In Professional Wrestling is back just in time to get you up to speed on Lucha Underground Season 3 before the show resumes this Wednesday night. WLW Studios’ “Lucha Liaison” Jay Baca joins the discussion as they cover questions left unanswered from the first half of Season 3 plus, some of their front-runners for the Lucha Underground Year-End Awards. You don’t want to miss it!
Handsome Dan & Jay Baca conclude their countdown of the Top 20 Greatest Managers in Professional Wrestling of All-Time. Listen in to find out who they’ve each got listed as their Number One. It’s the Final Countdown on the Final Say!
Handsome Dan shares some thoughts on the current political landscape, then the countdown continues as we make our way toward Number 1! Jay Baca re-joins the discussion to talk Wrestling Greatest Managers. We slow it way down as we discuss the truly elite names at Nos. 5 and 4.