I’m over the moon to be joined this week by Brandon Stroud, of Best and Worst fame, who despite a crippling respiratory infection toughed it out to record two hours of quality wrestling chat.
This episode covers everything from using wrestling to cope with depression, to how growing up a wrestling fan was an asset during high school (eventually), to Inspire Pro Wrestling, and Brandon’s film Meet Me There starring the one and only Goldust!
Continue reading Episode 24: Brandon Stroud
Tom Holzerman, all around ace dude and big cheese over at The Wrestling Blog to talk about all sorts of wrestling goodness, including my firmly held belief that WrestleMania 2 – 8 exist solely to tell one epic story with Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth.
We also get into the current controversy surrounding Mike Bennett and Beyond Wrestling, and surprise surprise, we jump at the opportunity to talk as much as possible about Chikara
Continue reading Episode 23: Tom Holzerman
Referring to WCW Worldwide as a “fansite” almost seems too small, it’s an indispensable archive of some of the greatest, funniest, weirdest, and perhaps best off forgotten WCW matches, magazines and memorablia. Behind it all is one Mr. Bryan Barrera who took the time to chat to me about the one time greatest force in all of professional wrestling, and what it was like to be literally the only person who watched The Fingerpoke of Doom live as it happened.
Continue reading Episode 22: Bryan Barrera
While many of you may know him better as Kayfabe, Kurtis Dros is the man behind the curtain at Drop Toehold, one of my favourite wrestling websites on the internet.
He joins me this week to talk about growing up during The Attitude Era not being a fan of wrestling, and what it was that swung him towards the light, as well as continuing success of New Japan, the ethical and financial cost of torrenting independent wrestling, and much more.
Continue reading Episode 21: Kurtis Dros
Twenty episodes! What a rush, as the Road Warriors would say. Thanks to everyone that’s joined me on this so far, both guests and listeners, and let’s crack on with another great episode.
This week I’m joined by one third of The Attitude Era Podcast, Mr. Kevin Mahon to talk all about growing up as a kid during the Era, what it’s like looking back it at it now, what are some of the forgotten gems and who are we maybe a bit too unnecessarily nostalgic over.
Continue reading Episode 20: Kevin Mahon
In perhaps the most informal and loose Have A Nice Day yet, I’m joined by one-half of Drop Toehold, and good friend, Heinekenrana who stops by for a chat that goes from the importance of wrestling that you can show to your children, to the darker side of wrestling fandom (AKA “The Shield” tag on Tumblr).
Listen in just to hear me get about as excitable as I ever get when we start to talk about the imminent debut of TNA’s Willow.
Continue reading Episode 19: Heinekenrana
In a blatant effort to draw in new listeners, I’ve uploaded the opening three minute from this week’s episode, which is Chris Sims’ full heel promo on myself, Meg Lovell, and a bunch of other previous guests. It’s a lot of fun, and possibly my favourite thing to come out of doing the show.
If you enjoyed that, you can listen to the full episode, and if you can find old episodes on this very website. Alternatively, you can subscribe on iTunes, and if you like what I’ve got going here, ratings and reviews are always appreciated.
Chris Sims has turned his back on the Have A Nice Day Universe! The world’s foremost Batmanologist returns to the show to enact his rematch clause on reigning champ, Meg Lovell and he’s got some choice words for myself, Meg and a few other previous guests.
Once that’s out of his system, we sit down to talk about his new book, Down Set Fight, the WWE Network, and we even answer some listener questions.
Continue reading Episode 18: “Hollywood” Chris Sims
It’s a super special show this week as I’m joined by the Big Blue Bruiser himself, AssailANT, who shares his thoughts and feelings about the last few years of his life in Chikara.
From his time in GEKIDO, right through to being accepted as part of The Colony and then seeing his home destroyed by Condor Security, as well as his involvement in Icarus’ revolution and the return of Chikara, no stone goes unturned in this interview!
Continue reading Episode 17: AssailANT
I can’t put into words how thrilled I am to welcome the very first pro wrestler guest to this week’s show, in the form of The Submission Squad’s own Evan Gelistico!
This is a bit of a different one than usual, but it’s almost definitely the most fun I’ve had recording an episode, and I hope everyone else finds it as fun to listen to as we chat about independent wrestling, WrestleMania III and TNA.
Continue reading Episode 16: Evan Gelistico