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

Dolph Ziggler Talks Past Gimmicks, Road Stories, and Getting Into Stand-Up Comedy

What’s up, Hosers?

Welcome to another edition of E&C’s POD OF AWESOMENESS

This week, The Rocket Strappers spoke with a man who strapped the rocket to himself, as he’s had one hell of a career in the WWE, The Showoff, Dolph Ziggler.

Ziggler talked with E&C about his amateur wrestling background, his early gimmicks within WWE, and his ascent to becoming WWE Champion. He also touched on his future, told some road stories, and described what it was like the first time he got on stage to do stand-up comedy (Christian gave Dolph a great opening line to use at future shows).

This was a fun episode, brother brothers. Enjoy.

HERE WE GO.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 24th November 2017

Sinn Bodhi, Formerly WWE’s Kizarney, Talks Growing Up with E&C and His Bond with Jake “The Snake” Roberts

What’s up, Hosers? Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness.

This week, E&C spoke with a man who knew them well before they were strapping rockets to people, Sinn Bodhi (formerly known as Kizarney in WWE). Bodhi, who first met the Rocket Strappers when he was simply known as “Nick,” reminisced about befriending E&C, their nicknames for one another, and his own journey within professional wrestling. He also spoke at length about the relationship he’s cultivated with Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and his wrestling fantasy camp, Fantasy Slam.

Also, before catching up with Sinn Bodhi, Birdman and Edge gave their thoughts on last Sunday’s Survivor Series and answered a few questions from the Hosers!

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all the American Hosers, and for the rest of you–hopefully you used yesterday as an excuse to eat a lot, even if it wasn’t officially a holiday where you are.

HERE WE GO.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 17th November 2017

Debating the Mount Rushmores of Wrestling with TOMMAYY

What’s up Hosers?!

Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness.

On this week’s show, E&C surprised Tommy, who was in his healing cave when they called, and asked for his help in figuring out (or trying to, at least) some of wrestling’s Mount Rushmores. And yes, it’s pluralized–Rushmores–because EC&T broke things down into categories. So, they debated the Mount Rushmore of…

The ’80s

The ’90s

ECW

Cruiserweights

Tag Teams

NWA

WCW

WWF/WWE

Entrance music

…just to name a few. Make sure to tell us who makes your Mount Rushmore for some of these categories, on Twitter, @EandCPod.

But before debating with Tommy, The Rocket Strappers talked Daniel Bryan’s Smackdown promo, what they’re looking forward to at this weekend’s Survivor Series, and Beth Phoenix quickly dropped in to say hi, via FaceTime!

HERE WE GO.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 10th November 2017

NJPW’s Michael Elgin and TOMMAY Shares Some Big News!

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to another….Pod of Awesomeness.

This week, E&C’s guest was none other than Big Mike, New Japan’s Michael Elgin. Elgin, who’s only 30, already has 14 years of wrestling experience under his belt, and told the Rocket Strappers all about it–how he started, who he feels most comfortable in the ring with, and the massive exposure that he’s been offered while wrestling for NJPW.

Among other things, Michael also spoke about the performers who influenced him while growing up, and the process of training up-and-coming wrestlers.

Before getting to Big Mike, though, Edge and Birdman had a LOT to cover–the Jericho-Kenny Omega announcement, AJ’s title win, last weekend’s UFC card, ESPN’s 30 for 30 on The Nature Boy, Ric Flair, and a big announcement from…TOMMAY!

They also managed to answer some of your emails, and I’m pretty sure both Enya and U2’s Bono were mentioned on the show as well.

It’s a good one, Hosers. Enjoy.

HERE WE GO.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 3rd November 2017

Brian Gewirtz: Former WWE Head Writer and Current SVP of Development at Seven Bucks Productions

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to the latest edition of….E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

On this week’s show, E&C were joined by former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz, which resulted in some of the greatest stories of all-time being told. There’s one about PF Changs, another about Wrestler’s Court, and, saving the best for last, Brian finished up by talking about what has come to be known as “The Ballad of Little Dave Bautista.”

Also, Brian told the Strappers about a podcast he’s been working on, which debuted last week, called What Really Happened? Check it out!

And before the stories commenced, Christian and Mega Matt attempted to sing to Edge, to help him celebrate his birthday. It didn’t go well.

Enjoy and…HERE WE GO.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 27th October 2017

Sami Zayn Talks Turning Heel, Being Motivated By Kevin Owens, and The Evolution Of His Character

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness.

On today’s show, E&C were joined by the stained unicorn, a man who would look great wearing an orange belt and a karate gi, Sami Zayn! Sami spoke with the guys about how much indie wrestling has changed throughout the years, the impact technology has had on the business, what it was like to turn heel, and being motivated by Kevin Owens’ success. Also, Christian and Sami briefly discussed their fantasy hockey league; and Sami told a story about a moment during his career that caused him to cry, while riding a bicycle.

But before all that, the Rocket Strappers shared some thoughts and feelings on the WWE’s most recent PPV, named after a match that will forever hold a special place in their hearts, TLC.

Enjoy! HERE WE GO.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 20th October 2017

Dustin Rhodes, AKA GOLDUST, and Tales From The Indies w/ TOMMAYYY

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness.

This week, E&C talked to a man who has persevered in more ways than one. From taking chances in the ring and thriving as a wrestler, to regaining his personal life through sobriety, Dustin Rhodes, AKA Goldust, has done it all. He talked to the guys about a lot, including the conception of the Goldust character, his backlot brawl with Roddy Piper, and how getting sober turned him on to working out every day.

And before Goldust, Tommmmmmmmmmaaaaayyy checked in to cover his stint at New York’s Comic Con with Christian. Plus, this week’s Tales From the Indies featured the first EVER (we think) podcast run-in from a very special Indie guest.

Also, the guys sang some Two Princes, and paid tribute to Gord Downie and John Dunsworth, who both passed away this past week.

Enjoy.

HERE WE GO.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 13th October 2017

Kevin Owens Talks Hell in a Cell, Sami Zayn, and the Importance of Family

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness.

On this week’s show, E&C were joined by fellow Canadian, and Pop-Up Powerbomb specialist, Kevin Owens. Kevin talked about how he felt after last Sunday’s Hell in a Cell match with Shane McMahon, the long-standing relationship he’s had with Sami Zayn, and how he wouldn’t have ascended to WWE stardom without the unwavering support of his family.

Also, before talking to Kevin, E&C shared their thoughts on the HIAC PPV, debated how long Christian has been playing Words With Friends against Kofi Kingston, and listened to some of your voicemails!

Enjoy.

HERE WE GO.