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Episode 01: ECW Barely Legal

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Damien and Desmond talk wrestling. A lot. They needed a reason to bullshit regularly. Okay, another reason to bullshit regularly. So, why not go through the pay-per-views of ECW, the little wrestling promotion that could? See, Desmond is a lapsed fan whose final days were in the Attitude Era, and Damien is the fount of knowledge. That's the framework. This episode discusses the beginnings of Extreme Championship Wrestling, and, in particular, its first true PPV: 1997's Barely Legal. There's lots of critical talk about the ECW stable. Except New Jack. The producers of this podcast respect and admire Mr. Jack in every way and mean no disrespect in any way. [ 3:05:52 || 89.7 MB ]

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Surprise!

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As promised, here's Raven as Scotty the Body.

 

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HE HELD A TITLE?

Raven kind of used to look like Tito Santana if you squint.

Edited by Dread

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He had to put something around that ever-swiveling waist.

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If the Three Men and a Baby movie starred Tito Santana, Mike Awesome and Rick Rude, the baby would grow up to be Scotty the Body.

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He had to put something around that ever-swiveling waist.

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Also, you're on notice. Don't start a podcast with a D title without my involvement. Ha!

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Um. 

Fuck yes. 

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I only found out that this was a thing today, and there's already a Des/Dubs aftershow convo going! TOO excited!!!

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Hahaha!

I only found out that this was a thing today, and there's already a Des/Dubs aftershow convo going! TOO excited!!!

No one knew about this before today except Dubs, Mike and I. Even then, Mike hasn't known for that long.

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Going to save this for the road trip to the Twin Cities next week. Can't wait to hear you guys.

Also Tom and I will be out back after closing, bring your knives :)

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Hahaha!

I only found out that this was a thing today, and there's already a Des/Dubs aftershow convo going! TOO excited!!!

No one knew about this before today except Dubs, Mike and I. Even then, Mike hasn't known for that long.

Yup. Only found out about two-ish weeks ago when I received an e-mail entitled "Surprise!" :D

Also Tom and I will be out back after closing, bring your knives :)

To be fair, Cure is given a lot of credit.

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Very excited to listen to this. Couple of my favourite hosts on a subject that's right in my wheelhouse. Plus now us grizzled veterans get to pass down all our wisdom about the wrestling podcasting game to you young whippersnappers.

1. Make sure you know the house so Mike pays you properly.

2. Protect the business at all times, people have to believe you're a real wrestling podcast host. If someone walks up to you in real life you're only allowed to answer them with an anecdote about Paul Heyman's booking or Terry Funk being a crazy old man.

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As promised, here's Raven as Scotty the Body.

 

Oh good god. And I thought Brodus Clay didn't suit that gimmick. Raven doing it with like a Rick Rude edge is just surreal.

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I was reviewing wrestling when you were still learning how to SPELL YOUR NAME.

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I was reviewing wrestling when you were still learning how to SPELL YOUR NAME.

It's got an H in there somewhere right?

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I was reviewing wrestling when you were still learning how to SPELL YOUR NAME.

It's got an H in there somewhere right?

I shit my pants watching Hogan versus Macho Man live before you were even born! To be fair, I was like 2 and a half.

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He dances wayyyy better than I do.

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There are just... so many things to look at in that few seconds.

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The thing is, he actually has stolen my moves. I wish I was lying. I'm pretty sure I've done all of those things on the dance floor.

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Okay, now taking bets on which show covering their August 1997 PPV will be posted first, you guys and Hardcore Heaven, or A Cure For The Common Podcast and SummerSlam!

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Actually a better race would be November's Survivor Series and November To Remember (oddly, according to New Blood Rising podcast, usually considered the WrestleMania or Starrcade of the promotion).

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I'm about half way through listening now. This show has been great so far. It's nice to hear a wrestling show that's actually, y'know, enthusiastic about what they're watching.

Just in regards to Dick Togo; he "retired" a few years back, but has made a few comebacks since then. He opened a wrestling school in Vietnam and helped create their first wrestling promotion. He actually returned to the US last year and had a really fun match with Chris Hero (which is available for free on Floslam http://www.floslam.tv/video/1019677-evolve-74-chris-hero-vs-dick-togo#.WNsyA52Q9aQ) and I know he's announced for an upcoming PWG show.
 

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