E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 22nd September 2017

John Cena Talks Roman Reigns, His Future, and Finding Success In WWE

What’s up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. This week we’re just going to cut to the chase–JOHN CENA IS ON THE SHOW (Edge’s get). A mere two days prior to No Mercy, John talked with E&C about Roman Reigns, his future in the ring, and what it takes to succeed in the WWE. Also, John reminisced about some of the great matches he had with Edge, spoke on why he hasn’t wrestled the Undertaker at Wrestlemania, and told the story of how he started integrating rap into his promos, which may have kept his wrestling career afloat. In addition to E&C’s talk with John Cena, they honored Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and talked about Edge’s jetlag, after his flight to Ireland. Enjoy, Hosers. Here we go!




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 15th September 2017

Shelton Benjamin, Wrapping Up the Mae Young Classic with Beth Phoenix, and TOMMAY!

What’s up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness. Things got off to a rocky start this week, as Mega Matt was late to the show. E&C got things back on track, though, by discussing Kevin Owens’ headbutt heard ’round the world and catching up with TOMMAY. Tommy talked about his upcoming trip to Germany, how much he hates sitting in the middle seat on a plane, and about his favorite Subway sandwich. Then, it was time to check in with Edge’s better half, Beth Phoenix, who witnessed the final of the Mae Young Classic live and in-person. E&C&B talked about some of the other wrestlers, who they didn’t get to mention last week, that impressed them, the bright future of women’s wrestling, and about what a Heyman-Brock Lesnar-Shayna Baszler alliance could do in the WWE. And finally, we caught up with a man who recently made his return to the WWE, after a seven-year hiatus, Shelton Benjamin! Shelton recalled getting smacked in the head repeatedly by Christian and his journey through the Indies and Japan, before telling E&C how excited he is to be working with his current tag partner, Chad Gable. Enjoy, Hosers. PFFFT Here we go!




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 8th September 2017

Shane Helms and Talking Mae Young Classic with Beth Phoenix

What’s up, Hosers?! Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness.On today’s show the Rocket Strappers cut to the chase, jumping feet first into two great interviews. First, WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix joined the show to talk about the Mae Young Classic– the tournament’s highlights thus far, who could/should thrive in the WWE, and much more. Beth will be joining the show again, once the Classic wraps up, to recap the rest of the action! Then, E&C took a quick breath before engaging in one of the funniest conversations you’ll ever hear with SUGAH SHANE…SUGAH CANE…Shane Helms. There was an abundance of road stories, in addition to Shane reflecting on being an agent and becoming a dad. Enjoy, Hosers. PFFFFT HERE WE GO!




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 1st September 2017

The Usos, Reaction to Reigns-Cena Promo, and Tales From the Indies with TOMMAYYY

What’s up, Hosers? ! I say it every week, and I always mean it, but, man, this week’s show is a big one. E&C opened things up by reflecting on everything that’s gone on in Houston, while wishing the city and its residents the best. Our pal Cold Stone Andrew Pisano, who entertains you Hosers on a regular basis with his impressions, is down in Texas, and has encouraged everyone who wants to help with relief efforts to donate to JJ Watt’s fundraising page, here: http://youcaring.com/jjwatt. Every dollar helps, truly. Next, the guys broke down this week’s Roman Reigns-John Cena promo, explaining its significance and sharing some of their own promo-cutting experiences, before pivoting and giving their thoughts on the SexyStar incident. Then, it was time for the return of everyone’s favorite Indy wrestler…TOMMAY! E&C caught up with him for a few, talking baseball batting helmets, the Montreal Expos, and what he’s doing to try and help the people of Houston.And FINALLY, last but certainly not least, we had the USOS join the Pod of Awesomeness. Jimmy and Jay told stories about growing up in one of the world’s most prominent wrestling families, how they began wearing face paint, and the transition from babyface to heel tag team. It was a great time catching up with those guys! #DayOneIshThat’s about it, Hosers. Oh, also, at some point within the show E&C did a Neil Young duet. It was beautiful. Ok, now go listen! #HereWeGo




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 25th August 2017

NJPW’s Kenny Omega

What’s up, Hosers?! Welcome to the latest edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.This week E&C were joined by the HOT Kenny Omega from New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)! Kenny got into how he tore everything down and started from scratch in Japan. That new beginning leading him to hunt down an opportunity that would allow him freedom to create the overall scope in his matches. The guys also compared notes on each other’s attention to detail within their matches, all the way down to thinking through exactly how long they would be affected by repeated kicks to the leg? And most importantly, they let us know the importance of having a good dance partner in the ring. Of course they couldn’t wrap the week without a little Mayweather vs. McGregor! PFFFT Here we go!




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 18th August 2017

Daniel Bryan Talks Being a Dad, Up-and-Coming Wrestlers, and Concussions

What’s up, Hosers?! On this week’s pod, E&C were joined by a WWE legend, and the current GM of SmackDown, Daniel Bryan! Bryan talked about how life-changing fatherhood is, before delving into the current state of wrestling and some of the guys he loves to watch.Daniel also walked the guys through the timeline that led to his in-ring departure, the specific diagnosis he was given, and the progressive steps he’s currently taking to try and heal, to the point where an in-ring return could be possible. It was a fascinating talk, and one that could give hope to those who have dealt, or currently deal, with concussion issues.Before that, though, E&C caught up for a while, sending their best wishes out to the Nature Boy, talking about why they both love SummerSlam, and answering some queries that came across Mega Matt’s desk of awesomeness during this past week.PFFFT Here we go!




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 11th August 2017

NXT’s Drew McIntyre

“Don’t play a wrestler, be a wrestler.” The above quote comes from WWE vet and current NXT wrestler Drew McIntyre, who joined E&C Pod in advance of his title match against Bobby Roode, at next week’s NXT Takeover. Among the many topics covered were Drew’s time in WWE, how he persevered while being away from the company, the difference in his attitude and outlook this time around, and the whirlwind day that was Orlando’s pre-WrestleMania NXT Takeover.Also, we found out that Stone Cold’s “What?” originated on Christian’s voicemail and McIntyre revealed that E&C are partially to blame for how much he says brother brother, before he shared some kind words about Sir Thomas Dreamer (TommyTommy). Prior to sitting down with Drew, E&C caught up for a bit, talking about Christian’s current acting gig, the Tommay Challenge, and the design on Edge’s first pair of Sexton Hardcastle tights. PFFFT Here We Go.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 4th August 2017

LIVE Q&A with William Regal From London’s Film and Comic Con!

What’s up Hosers?! Welcome to the latest edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness. This week the show went international, as E&C did an impromptu podcast/Q&A at the London Film and Comic Con with William Regal! In addition to answering questions from London’s finest Hosers, Christian did some singing, the guys called Tommy (TommyTommy) on stage, and Regal hit us with a hilarious Ric Flair story.Before that, though, the guys paid tribute to the late, great Roddy Piper, talked about Shinsuke Nakamura’s upcoming title shot at SummerSlam, and about whether or not we’ll see a future fight between Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar.PFFFT Here we go, brother brother.