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!
Wanting to finish out the series, the Jury does their best, but can only finish episodes 3-8. The guys leave the final two episodes open ended for you to discover on your own. Spoilers are here, but the biggest swerves are kept a secret so we suggest finishing out the series and reporting back your thoughts to us on Twitter @MidnightJury!
A.C. Hawkes (CWF, Nova Pro, AML)-a former trainee from Lance Storm’s Wrestling Academy- stops by the SCSO to talk his career, moving from Florida to Canada to train, wrestling around the country, balancing his job and wrestling, Nova Pro, marketing himself and much more. A.C. also talks WWE (RAW/Smackdown) with Sean.
Jay Baca finishes off the week with the Lucha Lounge, including his Wrestle Circus preview.
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!
Adam makes his return after 3 weeks and true to form, is ready to fight logic and nitpick even the smallest things. Mike and Cal try to keep on track, but the Jury only gets through the first two episodes of the NETFLIX series GLOW before they have to end the show and pick it up next week. This episode is NOT spoiler free.
“The Rock and Role Model” Matt “Sex” Sells joins Sean for Episode 40 of the SCSO to break down WWE Battleground. The two also talk about Ring of Honor, “It’s Never Sunny in Mattlanta”, Capitol Wrestling, wrestling psychology/philosophy and so much more.
Jay Baca finishes up the show with a trip to the Lucha Lounge.
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!