This week I’m joined by the host of the host of Straight Shoot, Aubrey Sitterson to talk about growing up in the battleground between WWF and WCW, the mysticism behind Bret “The Hitman” Hart and the appeal of big fat dudes who do moonsaults.
We also delve into wrestling video games, The Ultimate Warrior and Master P and The No-Limit Soldiers, and have it out over his aversion to Chikara.
Continue reading Episode 15: Aubrey Sitterson
This week I’m joined by the artistic sensation that is Meghan Lovell, who you may know as sailorswayze. We talk about her recent and all-consuming love of pro-wrestling, the kid in her school who loved John Cena a bit too much and how she came to be tight with Big E.
It’s also fun because you get to hear me sound like the oldest, whitest dude as I try and “get down with the kids” and talk about shipping. I’m only 23!
Continue reading Episode 14: Meghan Lovell
Author and expert in super-villainy, Matt Wilson joins me this week to talk about his time growing up in *woo* Flair Country, his brother’s unique method of booking shows with action figures and the importance of production values in professional wrestling.
And of course, a good portion of the show is spent talking about the link between “heels” and supervillains” and who is the best bad guy at the moment?
Spoiler alert: It’s Bo.
Continue reading Episode 13: Matt D. Wilson
Happy New Year everyone, and welcome back to Have A Nice Day. My guest this week is the editor of action film fanzine, Kill You Last, the lovely and gracious Mr. Wil Jones.
Wil is a huge wrestling fan, and an action movie guru, so you can bet we talk at length about They Live, No Holds Barred, the continued success of The Rock and what the future holds for Batista. Also, why the Brodus Clay film is the best WWE Studios production you haven’t seen.
Continue reading Episode 12: Wil Jones
This week I’m joined by Kyle Starks, the creator of ace wrestling webcomic The Legend of Ricky Thunder!
We go into his past attending CWA shows from as young as seven months old, how an old school Jerry Lawler fan reconciles that with who The King is now and which wrestling moves are most and least fun to draw.
Also Chikara, because you guys like it when we talk about Chikara, right?
Continue reading Episode 11: Kyle Starks
What better way to celebrate ten episodes of Have A Nice Day, than with an extra-special, deluxe episode with my first guest who is actually in the wrestling industry, commentator extraordinaire, Leonard F. Chikarason?!
In this two-hour(!) chat, we go all over the place, from his teenaged run-ins with the ECW crew, to his current role as commentator for the remaining Wrestlings Is and Absolute Intense Wrestling.
He also settles the very first Have A Nice Day feud, as Leonard addresses Chris Sims’ claims that indie commentators are too cool to call an Ace Crusher a Diamond Cutter. There’s also a lot of talk about comic books, even more than I anticipated. Enjoy the show!
Continue reading Episode 10: Leonard F. Chikarason
This week I’m joined by WithLeather and The Mandible Claw’s Danielle Matheson to chat about shoe retail, The Happy Mondays, and why my friend James sucks. Oh yeah, and wrestling, that’s why we’re here, right?
This week’s episode also features my tale of getting starstruck after meeting Chuck Taylor, how not to be a dickhead wrestling fan, and the enduring brilliance of The Submission Squad.
Continue reading Episode 9: Danielle Matheson
…And now for something completely different. This past weekend I attended ThoughtBubble comics convention in Leeds, and on the drive back to Manchester, I recorded a chat with my good friend Twigg about his unique views on our beloved sport.
Listen to this week’s episode to hear why The Worm is the greatest move ever, our differing opinions on PG wrestling, and Twigg’s ultimate formula for the perfect wrestling match.
Continue reading Episode 8: Twigg
This week, I’m joined by a very special guest! One of my favourite people on the internet, ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims joins me for an extra-special, ninety minute(!) edition of the podcast, and we go all over the place, talking about Sting, Daniel Bryan, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Bo Dallas, the difference between the Stunner and the Diamond Cutter, Goldust, and the book where Torrie Wilson and Batista are wrestlers by night, international spies by later that night.
Continue reading Episode 7: Chris Sims
It only took six weeks to get around to chatting to one of my very best friends, Matthew Gibbon. In true Gibbo style, it’s kinda of antagonistic but in an odd, loving way.
This week, we’re talking about what it was like to come into wrestling just after the Attitude Era, the prevelance of formulaic matches in modern mainstream wrestling, and it wouldn’t be a chat between myself and Gibbo without some sort of bet or challenge being agreed upon by the end.
Continue reading Episode 6: Matthew Gibbon