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!
Matt Cross discusses his career with various cutting edge promotions (Wrestling Society X, Lucha Underground), his goal of wanting to be the most traveled independent wrestler ever, his serious leg injury in January, his new wrestling apparel line (Wrestling is Forever), his history with X Division champion Sonjay Dutt and what matches he’s looking forward to at Nova Pro’s American Slang.
Donst joins the SCSO and talks which wrestler inspired him as a kid growing up, his wrestling documentaries (Wrestle Donst Wrestle, Two Donst Two), finding one’s identity in wrestling, his thoughts on specific jeans for street fights, coming back from a cancer diagnosis in 2015, who he’d like to face in a dream match up and he has some fighting words for his opponent at American Slang, ” The Product” David Starr.
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!
“Second to None” DeJaun O’Neal joins the SCSO to talk about his career, traveling to Canada to wrestle, Nova Pro’s Box of Chocolates/Hi Fidelity, growing up in Boston, the influence Bob Evans and Beau Crockett have had on him and so much more.
I discuss RAW, Smackdown and give my thoughts on the godawful Lavar Ball segment from this past week. Jay Baca takes fans to the Lucha Lounge to talk Wrestle Circus and Lucha Underground.
Sean is joined by Headlocked Comics creator Michael Kingston this week to talk his inspiration for writing comics, the process of developing a story and bringing it to life, the talented team behind Headlocked, his favorite moment with Headlocked and working alongside such talent as Jerry “The King” Lawler, Booker T, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Rob Van Dam and many more.
Sean also talks Money in the Bank, RAW, Smackdown and Jay Baca takes fans to the Lucha Lounge to talk all things Lucha Underground and this weekend’s WrestleCircus show.
Sean talks RAW/ Smackdown and previews Money in the Bank. He is joined by the head trainer and owner of the One Fall Power Factory, Q.T. Marshall. Q.T. talks his time at the World Famous Monster Factory in New Jersey with Danny Cage and Matthew Riddle, his journeys to Florida and Puerto Rico and why Georgia is the home of his new school. Marshall also talks about the inspiration for his movie, The Wrestler: The Q.T. Marshall Story, his time in ROH, Impact and NXT and coming back from a serious neck fusion surgery.
Sean is joined by the North Carolina-based Tracer X and Nova Pro’s Mike E King to talk all sorts of independent wrestling this week. Tracer X discusses his career, injuries he has sustained, his influences in wrestling, the women’s MITB announcement, and much much more.
Mike joins Sean to hype up Nova Pro’s first ever “double shot” on Saturday, June 10th. Nova Pro will be hosting a tryout event (Life is Like a Box of Chocolates) and select stars voted by fans will get a chance later that night to be a part of Hi Fidelity. Mike and Sean run down that card and talk about the futures of company staples Innocent Isaiah and Logan Easton Laroux.
All that and Jay Baca discusses the season premiere of Lucha Underground.