This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we try our best to avoid talking about both wrestling and American football, as it is Super Sunday in the United States. Joe explains his ghetto setup for his new board, because technical details are fun to listen to. We try desperately to figure out what movie MavenFan is on Netflix to no avail.
In the news, Axl Rotten passes away. Bret Hart announces he has prostate cancer. Finn Balor is injured at an NXT live event. Bull Dempsey takes his Bull Fit and goes home, along with Sylvester LeFort, and Marcus Louis. Lucha Underground turns down advances from WWE and TNA. CM Punk’s first UFC opponent is finally revealed. Our weekly Total Divas synopsis, and much, much more. Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we’re joined by IHWE representative Michael McCurdy, who talks to us about last night’s New Years Knockout event, which experienced a power outage and has been referred to as “New Years Blackout,” “NWA Beware of Dog,” and other lights out puns. We turn the topic to the upcoming NWA Parade of Champions event in Fort Worth, TX which kicks off WrestleMania weekend. We talk about the transition from Insane Hardcore Wrestling Entertainment to Iconic Heroes of Wrestling Excellence, and the company’s new partnership with the National Wrestling Alliance. We talk about Jim Cornette, fast food, Sunny’s new business venture, among other topics.
In the news, we find out more about the contract AJ Styles has with WWE. Shinsuke Nakamura is confirmed to also be on his way. Triple H breaks a record. Lana gets more backstage heat. The Rock causes a “nightmare” for Vince McMahon. Daniel Bryan is cleared by more doctors, but still not by the one who counts. Injury updates on Hideo Itami, Nikki Bella, and Alberto Del Rio. Awesome Kong is sent home from TNA’s UK tour. Jay Lethal and ReDragon re-sign with ROH. Lucha Underground returns to television. We preview this week’s Total Divas as only we can. All this, and much, much more on BoredWrestlingFan Radio! Tune in!
This week on the show, the guys are joined by The Long Cold Dark frontman Drew Celestino – and we actually talk about wrestling! We run through the Royal Rumble card and talk about how the show has been built up thusfar. The term “50/50 booking” is brought up quite a few times.
In the news, we find out who the Royal Rumble announce team is. Josh Brendl, the Tough Enough winner now known as Bronson Matthews in NXT, has gotten heat over a tweet regarding the Social Outcasts. AJ Styles WWE debut is looming on the horizon, and we break down possible ways to introduce him to a WWE audience. Austin Aries debuts in NXT. Daniel Bryan is cleared by everybody except the WWE’s doctor. Sunny does porn and it goes where it’s not so Sunny. Jim Ross joins New Japan on AXS, TNA make themselves look like idiots, and we preview an all new Total Divas. Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, Coester returns, Joe forgets what episode we’re doing a couple of times, and we talk about Virgil for a little while. We talk about what wrestling we’ve watched through the week, including NWA World Championship Wrestling, WCW Monday Nitro, among other stuff. Joe reveals that he once considered asking former RAW commentator Rob Bartlett to be a guest on the show. We then talk about WWE being on the cutting edge of technology, including direct phone sales in the 90’s, though Joe couldn’t remember the name of the merch guy they had (post-show research shows it was Barry Didinski). Joe tries to avoid saying “oh boy.”
In the news, we get caught up on the last couple of weeks of news, including several members of the NJPW roster giving their notices, and possibly coming to WWE. We give updates on the injuries suffered by some WWE stars. We get news on Lucha Underground including possible new talents for season 2. We find out why James Storm went back to TNA. Sunny tries to sell her WWE Hall of Fame ring. All this, plus JT Land, Land of a Thousand G’s, and a completely accurate synopsis of Total Divas.
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, the crew (minus Coester) are joined by Alex of Drunk Redhead and Patrick Walford as they present the 2015 BWF Awards. (They’re the 2015 awards because they’re for things that happened in 2015, so please no “it’s 2016” e-mails).
This year the awards take on a new format where anyone voted for can be considered a “winner,” but for the most part, majority votes still rule. Categories include the old standards such as “Match of the Year” or “Wrestler of the Year,” but also include awards for things such as “Best Animal Character” and “The Mike Rickard Award for Wrestling’s Greatest Moment.” Who won? Only one way to find out – tune in!
“I kept tonight open to be on your show, did not go to TNA,” says legendary wrestling journalist Bill Apter. “You can quote me on that on Twitter.” An interview two months in the making, Apter sits down with our own ThinkSoJoe, and jumps right in, referencing his trademark combover and how it makes him easier to spot as he’s photographing older matches.
In the 38 minute interview, Bill talks about how to be a professional pro wrestling journalist, the Championship Office Wrestling Championship, and his recent trip to England. He asks about the name “Bored Wrestling Fan,” and talks about whether or not he gets bored with the product after 50 years, praising Kevin Owens and Neville’s match from RAW this past Monday specifically. We discuss whether three hours is too long, and he tells a story about a body shop where the workers spent 15 minutes discussing RAW.
We get into a story from Bill’s new book, “Is Wrestling Fixed? I Didn’t Know It Was Broken,” where Bill tries the hotel business, an endeavor in which he compares himself to comedian Jerry Lewis. The hotel talk continues on to a chapter in Bill’s book about the late Tony Parisi, who owned hotels and restaurants in Niagara Falls.
We talk about the dangers of being a ringside photographer – particularly when Abdullah The Butcher is involved. It’s also revealed that the book title was inspired by a conversation Bill had with a young fan about Abdullah.
Bill teaches Joe how to correctly pronounced Andy Kaufman’s name, then talks about Mike Tyson borrowing subway fare from him. This leads to a discussion about the New Day, who referenced Tyson this past Monday on RAW. “The New Day is terrific” says Bill. He says they’re having fun. “Don’t you want to have fun at your job?”
The discussion turns to 1Wrestling.com, Bill’s home on the web. He talks about the innovations that the site came up with, and how it may be the oldest active pro wrestling site.
We talk about NJPW, and the rumors of Shinsuke Nakamura and members of the Bullet Club leaving and signing with WWE. At the time of the interview, we hadn’t seen any confirmation (WWE tweeted about the rumors while we were recording).
Talk turns to the Royal Rumble and the fact that the WWE Championship will be on the line in the Royal Rumble match for the first time in 23 years. We talk about possible winners, and possible programs coming out of the event. We talk about Jericho’s appearance on RAW and his interaction with The New Day.
Lastly, Joe asks when they were going to do karaoke – to which Bill responds by breaking out a flash drive. Bill raps “Moon River,” before offering up The Temptations “My Girl” for a duet. “Now I see why you don’t karaoke,” says Apter. He plugs upcoming appearances before closing us out with a rendition of Harry Connick, Jr’s “For Once In My Life.”
This episode of BWF Radio is dedicated to the memory of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister.
After a week off, most of the crew returns to work. The new season starts as G gets settled in to his new studio and Joe fixes up his old one. The guys catch up, and talk about random stuff, as per usual, and a little bit of wrestling, including a preview of New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 10.
In the news, there are possible changes coming for the Slammy Awards after several award winners weren’t available to accept their awards. Two cage matches are being advertised for SmackDown on USA. Swerved gets renewed. Injury updates on Nikki Bella and Cesaro. Mike Bennett and Maria have apparently signed a deal with TNA. News on Lucha Underground. A new streaming service is launched. Gregory Iron and Zack Gowen launch their own promotion. All this, and much more. Tune in!
Oh you thought there wasn’t going to be any Bored Wrestling Fan this week? Well I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news.
I always wanted to do that.
It’s Noyce here and this week I decided to run a solo show to give you guys, the loyal listeners, something to listen to. I start off by reading an epic poem from /r/SquaredCircle entitled Twas The Night Before Wredditmas before plunging into the news of the week.
PS If you like the sound of my voice and want it attached to your product I can be hired through Fiverr at https://www.fiverr.com/MarkNoyce. Joe is on there too but I don’t know his link so I can’t plug him (editor’s note: https://www.fiverr.com/thinksojoe. Hire us both for a dialogue!). Hard luck. I’m also available for writing gigs and come with a 99% satisfaction rating which is higher than the WWE network!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, G theorizes that Joe is on drugs, because the latter actually didn’t hate WWE RAW this week. We actually talk about wrestling for a little while before turning our attention – again – to KISS merchandise.
In the news, Joey Ryan gets some interesting endorsements after his viral video a few weeks ago. The whereabouts of Wade Barrett. SmackDown gets a new lead announcer soon. This year’s Slammy categories are revealed. Kevin Owens responds to not being Vince Russo’s “cup of tea.” Finn Balor sees the WWE main roster as a demotion. News on TNA on POP, the second season of Lucha Underground, and NJPW’s WrestleKingdom 10. All this, and much, much more! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, technical issues nearly derail the early portion of the show as Guest_214 (Joe) is unable to log in or even change his name on the live show’s chat box. G, Noyce, and Coester try to steer things back on course. We talk pro wrestling, briefly. Specifically how awful RAW was this past Monday. Then we give our WWE TLC PPV picks the best way we know how.
In the news, Shane Helms compares RAW to WCW Thunder. The New Day sell out – at the merch tables. We discuss a possible “significant change” that may be coming to WWE SmackDown. Rey Mysterio officially joins Lucha Underground, and Season Two officially gets a premiere date. Joey Ryan’s dong doesn’t have a fan in Jim Cornette. Val Venis gets his medical marijuana distribution license in Arizona. All this, and much, much more. Tune in!