This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, Joe, G, Mark, and JT talk about the week in pro wrestling, starting with the 2015 edition of SummerSlam. The discussion turns to why Sting does or does not deserve a shot at the WWE Championship at Night of Champions (despite universal praise for the Dudley Boyz’ return).
In the news, the Tough Enough winners aren’t mentioned at all, because Tough Enough does not equal ratings – and apparently neither does TNA. WWE announces some matches for the upcoming Madison Square Garden special on the WWE Network. Paige is upset about the RAW crowd. Lana is not physically able to take bumps. Taz gets a new show on CBS Radio. A fan tried to stab Dean Ambrose at the SmackDown tapings. Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa will be competing in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. We preview Total Divas. All this and much, much more on BoredWrestlingFan Radio! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, the crew talk about NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, and reluctantly give predictions for SummerSlam. JT picks his predictions out of a bag and Joe reads excerpts from The Death of WCW by RD Reynolds and Bryan Alvarez (Buy it here!) instead of giving actual predictions.
In the news, Stephen Amell gives his WWE money to charity. Steve Austin and Scott Hall join the names that are in Brooklyn for SummerSlam weekend but not expected to be a part of the event. Roddy Piper’s cause of death is revealed. Eric Bischoff is announced for an upcoming WWE project. Vince McMahon celebrates 70 tomorrow, a Total Divas recap, and much, much more. Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we talk about pretty much anything other than pro wrestling. But what else is new? We spend an inordinate amount of time talking about Gene Simmons and KISS. Then Twisted Sister. And then You Can’t Do That On Television. And eventually we talk about AAA TripleMania XXIII and a bit about RAW.
In the news, Chyna claims she chose Playboy over the WWE Championship. AAA apologizes for the audio problems that plagued TripleMania. Stephen Amell credits his RAW appearance for helping him hit the million follower mark on Twitter. Lucha Underground may or may not be back for a second season, depending on who you ask. We give our Total Divas recap for last week’s episode. All this and much, much more – tune in!
This week on BWF Radio, we gush over the season – and hopefully not series – finale of Lucha Underground. Then we dive into a discussion about video games, including talking about the TNA IMPACT video game that was released in 2008 and just how bad it actually was.
In the news, Roman Reigns is attacked by a fan at a house show in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada last night. WWE’s name that was chosen for Paige, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte appears to have already been in use – and their use of it caused traffic to go up on certain x-rated websites. Superfly Jimmy Snuka is battling – apparently successfully – stomach cancer. Wrestling fans have helped Jerry Lynn pay for neck and back surgery via his GoFundMe campaign. We get an update on a potential second season for Lucha Underground. Our guest from last week, Stevie Ray, had his truck broken into in Houston and the Wildkat Heavyweight Championship stolen out of his backseat. All this, and much more! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we pay tribute to the late, great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. We talk about what Hot Rod meant to us and his influence on the world of professional wrestling. We’re then joined by ten time WCW Tag Team Champion Stevie Ray. We get Stevie’s thoughts on Roddy Piper and Dusty Rhodes, and turn the conversation to the Hulk Hogan controversy, and racism in the United States in general. We talk about his induction speech for his brother Booker T at the 2013 Hall of Fame. We find out more about his WWE Legends deal and his upcoming projects. It’s truly a must-hear interview. Thanks to Cheap-Heat for setting this interview up for us.
In the news, Kamala sticks up for Hulk Hogan, who is in the process of being removed from several projects for WWE. Mick Foley praises John Cena for finishing his match this past Monday with a broken nose. Daniel Bryan talks concussions. Adam Rose hints at Leo Krueger. Reddit makes a gift for Tyson Kidd. Sunny adds to her wrap sheet. Stephen Amell cancels an appearance scheduled for the day of SummerSlam, most likely to have a match with Stardust. All this and A LOT more! Tune in!
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015
It’s a very tough thing to be a wrestling fan who has been watching since the 1980s. Year after year, these men who were like superheroes to me when I was growing up pass away way too young. Just over a month ago, I had the unfortunate task of sitting at this very computer and writing a tribute to Dusty Rhodes as he passed at age 69. Yesterday, we lost another legendary figure, one who transcended from our pro wrestling bubble into the world of pop culture, the one and only “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
It can be argued that Roderick Toombs was the catalyst for the mainstream success that the World Wrestling Federation enjoyed in the 1980s. After all, Hulk Hogan’s rise to superstardom didn’t happen just by tearing t-shirts and saying “brother.” No, the mighty hero Hulk Hogan needed a villain, and that villain came in the form of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Piper’s crusade against MTV and rock and roll during 1984 and 1985 was the antithesis of the Rock and Wrestling movement that the WWF was building upon to launch itself into mainstream pop culture. The main event at MTV’s “The War To Settle The Score” was Piper vs. Hogan, and led to the birth of professional wrestling’s biggest event, WrestleMania, which was also headlined by Piper, who teamed with “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff to take on Hogan and “A-Team” star Mr. T.
Piper retired from professional wrestling in 1987 following a victory at WrestleMania III against “Adorable” Adrian Adonis and went on to try his hand at acting, and in 1988, “Hell Comes To Frogtown” and “They Live” were released. “They Live” produced perhaps one of Piper’s most famous quotes, “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass – and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
Piper returned to the world of professional wrestling in 1989, and has been entertaining fans ever since. Highlights include winning the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 1992, battling the nWo in 1996, winning the WCW United States Championship and becoming WCW commissioner in 1998, and feuding with Hulk Hogan and Zach Gowen in 2003.
In 2014, Piper was one of 8 WWE legends who were part of the inaugural season of WWE Legend’s House on the WWE Network. He continued to make sporadic appearances for the company up until late last year when he hosted a special edition of “Piper’s Pit” with guests Rusev and Lana.
We here at BoredWrestlingFan will always be huge fans of Roddy Piper, and we are very saddened by his passing yesterday afternoon. We would like to extend our condolenses to his family, friends, and all of our fellow Roddy Piper fans. We’ll miss you, Hot Rod.
This week, despite the absence of G, BoredWrestlingFan Radio started normally enough. Joe, JT (via phone on vacation), and Noyce discussed the week in pro wrestling as usual, including all the happenings from Battleground, RAW, Lucha Underground and NXT. We even talked a little bit about the Hulk Hogan scandal. But after the break song, things got a little strange.
In the second half while reading the news, Joe became possessed by Stone Cold Steve Austin, shouting about Alpha Brain and Pro Flowers, adding in the word “what” at random times, and doing the show with a raspy southern drawl. News stories include the fallout from the Hulk Hogan racism scandal, when the decision was made to bring back The Undertaker, and where Sting fits in with The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family at SummerSlam. Daniel Bryan is optimistic about a return, and so is his neurologist. WWE is intentionally screwing with Ring of Honor, who are moving time slots to 11PM Wednesdays. All this and much, much more (what?). Tune in!
This week’s break song was “Everything in Moderation (Especially Moderation) by NOFX. Buy it here!
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This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we get our fuck money on! Virgil tries to raise a million dollars on GoFundMe. We discuss WWE Battleground and potential outcomes that could lead to a rumored SummerSlam match. We talk about Becky Lynch, Charlotte, and Sasha Banks appearing on RAW this past Monday Night. And we lament the fact that there are only three episodes left in the first season of Lucha Underground.
In the news, Ryback is injured and out of tonight’s triple threat Intercontinental Championship match at Battleground. The Undertaker, meanwhile, has arrived in St. Louis. Jushin Thunder Liger is announced for NXT Takeover: Brooklyn in August. Tough Enough loses viewers. Lucha Underground may or may not be preparing to tape a second season. Meanwhile, Hernandez is pulled from TNA broadcasts because he’s still under contract to LU. CHIKARA jumps in the Wednesday Night Wars. We preview “Total Divas.” All this, and much, much more! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, G returns to the live broadcast, and Joe accidentally causes a fight between G and JT. We praise exactly three segments on RAW, talk Lucha Underground, NXT, Impact, and ROH, including praising Dalton Castle’s work and the production team’s work in presenting his character.
In the news, Brock Lesnar nearly killed a kid when he flung the car door on RAW – and Jamie Noble tries to sell the car as a “slightly used” Cadillac on Craigslist. We find out we have John Laurinaitis to thank for the great “Beast In The East” show last weekend. WWE announcer notes from 2008 leak to the internet as Jim Ross wonders why we’re facinated by them. Danny Davis is leaving the wrestling industry after 30+ years. Roddy Piper says Steve Austin got him kicked off of PodcastOne. Austin says he didn’t. Ric Flair says Piper lost his WWE Legends contract because of Stone Cold. Tigre Uno wants to wrestle Donald Trump. Sabu refuses to retire, and Maven returns to the ring! All this and much, much more on BoredWrestlingFan Radio! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, Joe is severely sunburnt, and G is house hunting. We actually talk about wrestling in the first half of the show for once, because some helpful bastard put the card for each show in the notes! Then we spend time reading listicles from an unafilliated website because Kayfabe News made fun of websites that do terrible listicles.
In the news, now former NXT Champion Kevin Owens is named “Wrestler of the Year” by Rolling Stone. WWE sues former talent for getting concussions. Bill Goldberg talks about his foreskin. Dolph Ziggler may or may not have signed a contract. Nobody watches Tough Enough, no matter how many women in bikinis they try to fit in an episode. GFW is doing an invasion angle with TNA because nobody else wanted to. Dixie Carter and Bob Ryder barely have any actual Twitter followers. And Total Divas is coming back tonight, we give our usual amazing preview of the show. All this and much more on BoredWrestlingFan Radio! Tune in!