E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 11th May 2018

Renee Young and Catching Up (In-Person!) with TOMMMAY

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

The Strappers are in the midst of filming season two of the E&C Show ,for WWE Network, but took some time this week to talk with fellow Canadian and WWE personality, Renee Young. Renee spoke about how she got her job with WWE, living in Vegas, Talking Smack, and her run-in with Jerry O’Connell.

But before catching up with Renee, E&C got to speak, in-person, with the one, the only, TOMMAAAAAYYYYYY. Tommy talked about people yelling TOMMAY at shows, shared his theory on selfies, and, at one point, got punched in the stomach by Jay.

Oh, and also, FLIP SUNSET IS BACK, BROTHER.

HERE WE GO.

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 4th May 2018

SmackDown’s New GM, Paige!

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

This week, the Strappers welcomed SmackDown’s newest GM to the show, Paige.

The former NXT and Divas Champion spoke about the cause behind her retirement, being raised in a wrestling family, and adjusting to her new role, and life, outside of the ring. Also, Paige told the story of a life-changing conversation she had with the Rock, and bonded with E&C over her love of animals.

Plus, E&C talked about the Greatest Royal Rumble and filming the upcoming season of WWE Network’s E&C Show, before being surprised by the debut of Paul Smackage’s nemesis.

OHHHHHHH IT WAS A BIG ONE, BROTHER.

HERE WE GO.

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 27th April 2018

OHHHHH IT’S TIME FOR A BIG Q&A BROTHER BROTHER

Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

This week, the Strappers loosened their ties, put on their house slippers, grabbed an ice cold glass of milk, and opened the ol’ maibag to answer questions from you, the Hosers. Paul Smackage may have answered a few questions as well, in between doing core work and practicing his small package on an old wrestling buddy.

Also, E&C were impressed with Drew McIntyre’s recent promo, and Edge got a chance to visit NXT.

HERE WE GO.

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 20th April 2018

Breezango!

What’s up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

On this week’s show, we have one of RAW’s newest tag teams, Tyler Breeze and Fandango–Breezango!

Breezy and Dango talked about their transition to RAW and the challenge of being serious in the ring as funny characters, before covering their respective backstories as singles wrestlers. Also, Christian and Breeze started the pod off by remembering the time fantasy hockey almost derailed their friendship.

All that, plus the Strappers recapped Mock Mock Mania, and talked a little NHL playoff hockey.

But most importantly, E&C kicked things off with a tribute to the legendary Bruno Sammartino, who passed away earlier this week. Our thoughts are with all of Bruno’s loved ones.

Here we go.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 13th April 2018

Newly Crowned NXT Champion, Aleister Black!

What’s up, Hosers?

Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

It’s the pod after WrestleMania, which is just as exciting as the Raw after WrestleMania, but with a few less surprises. The Strappers talked about their week in New Orleans, from shooting a new season of The E&C Show to inducting the Dudleyz into the HOF, and taking in WrestleMania in person–it was a busy one.

And don’t worry, they didn’t forget about the incredible NXT Takeover that went down the Saturday before Mania. Bird and Edge gave their thoughts on that show as well, before talking with NXT’s newest champ, Aleister Black.

Aleister talked about who he’d love to face in NXT, the journey that led him to the WWE, his constant desire to work harder, and how he’s acclimated to living in the U.S.

It was a great conversation. Enjoy, Hosers.

HERE WE GO.

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 6th April 2018

The Hardy Boyz! at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans

What’s up, Hosers?!

We’re taking the show on the road to New Orleans this week for WrestleMania 34, and it’s a big one.

The Strappers de Rocket sit down for the first time in a long time with two guys they have a long history with, none other than The Hardy Boyz, (Woken) Matt and Jeff Hardy. The guys take a walk down memory lane together and discuss some of their iconic TLC matches, The Dudley Boyz, the early days coming up together, and a lot more.

Plus, E&C talk about rumors and breaking news from WrestleMania. OHHHH, IT’S A GOOD ONE BROTHER BROTHER…

HERE WE GO!

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 30th March 2018

Beth Phoenix, TOMMAYYYY, and a Gargantuan Q&A

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

This week, we’re celebrating the one-year and one week anniversary of the show with a massive Q&A and appearances from our human interest specialists, the Phoenixed One and TOMMAYYYYYYYY.

Tommmmayyy discussed tagging with Billy Gunn and Jay being front and center in the Dudley Boyz’s Hall of Fame induction photo, before Beth joined the show to talk about her experience commentating the WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge.

Oh, and also, Paul Smackage issued an official response to Macaulay Culkin’s WrestleMania challenge. This episode had a little bit of everything, brother brother.

HERE WE GO!

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 23rd March 2018

Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bret Hart Breakdown Their WrestleMania 13 Submission Match in Our Latest “Anatomy of a Match”

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to a very special, once in a lifetime edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

First things first, it’s our one-year anniversary! And what a year it’s been–Rocket Strapping, Paul Smackage, incredible guests, and TOMMAY! Thanks for all the support, and here’s to year two.

But before starting a new year of the show, we had to celebrate year one with our second ever “Anatomy of a Match.”

Stone Cold. Bret Hart. WrestleMania 13.

These legends joined the pod together to take us through the entire experience–the in-ring psychology, the double heel-face turn, making the decision to get color, the importance of Ken Shamrock, and the bloody sharpshooter that capped everything off.

It was truly a wrestling master class from two of the best to ever lace up the boots.

And before talking to Bret and Steve, the Strappers shared their thoughts on hitting the one-year mark, Daniel Bryan’s return, and The Ultimate Deletion.

HERE WE GO!

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 16th March 2018

Good Ol’ J.R.

What’s up, Hosers?! Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

This week, the Strappers de Rocket sat down with a legend, a force, a monstrous Oklahoma Sooners fan, and one of the most respected men in the history of pro wrestling, Jim Ross.

Among the many topics discussed were: What Vince McMahon expected from his wrestlers; what he himself looked for while identifying and developing talent; and, of course, his favorite matches he’s ever called.

OHHHHHH IT’S A GOOD ONE BROTHER BROTHER, AND IF YOU SAY OTHERWISE YOU’LL HAVE TO ANSWER TO PAUL SMACKAGE…

HERE WE GO!

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 9th March 2018

Sheamus and Cesaro,The Bar!

What’s up, Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

Here on the Pod of Awesomeness, we’re always striving for excellence–some may say that we set the…wait for it… BAR real high. And…hold on, here it comes… BARring technical difficulties, I think you’ll enjoy E&C’s interview with…THE BAR, Sheamus and Cesaro.

God, that was bad.

Anyway, The Rocket Strappers talked to RAW’s tag champs about how their team was formed, the transition from singles wrestling to tag team wrestling, and who they’d like to face, going forward. Also, Sheamus and Cesaro detailed how they stay in shape on the road and discussed Cesaro’s hatred of beach balls, among other things.

This episode had it all–a lot of laughs, some ranting, Christian singing Hey Jude, and a Tony, Toni, Tone reference.

HERE WE GO!

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 2nd March 2018

BOOYAKA, BOOYAKA, Rey Mysterio!

BOOYAKA Hosers, welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

I think I gave away this week’s guest with the first word of this description, but in case you still aren’t sure, it’s Rey Mysterio!

Rey jumped on with the Rocket Strappers to catch up on old times, recall the journey that turned him into the legend he is today, and speak on his future as a professional wrestler. Also, he talked in-depth about being unmasked, and got to hear Christian react, for the first time, to his now famous pull-up blooper.

Before sitting down with Rey, the guys talked about the Elimination Chamber PPV and Portland Trail Blazers star, Damian Lillard, who left Edge off his WWE Mount Rushmore.

HERE WE GO.

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 23rd February 2018

Hacksaw Jim Duggan!

What’s up HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-sers?

That’s right, we’re starting things differently this week, because E&C got to talk to one of wrestling’s most beloved legends, Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

Hacksaw detailed his rise to WWF stardom, how he wound up with his nickname, the origin story behind the two by-four, and what it was like to share a ring with Andre the Giant. Also, Hacksaw recalled working with Edge, and revealed his all-time favorite in-ring opponent.

USA! USA! USA!

HERE WE GO!

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 16th February 2018

Answering A Ton Of Questions From The Hosers And The Return Of TOMMAYYYYY

What’s up, Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

This week, the Rocket Strappers decided to change into their finest Paul Smackage shirts, sit down somewhere comfortable, and take a ton of questions from you, the Hosers. Ohhhh there were a lot of good ones, brother brother.

Before that, though, E&C had an old friend on, a friend who they haven’t spoken with in a while, TOMMAYY (Tommy Twitch). Mr. Dreamer regaled the boys with some of his finest Tales From the Indies, while also talking about his love of Kohl’s jeggings, and going to the bathroom in his backyard.

Plus, Edge and Bird covered Edge’s new Instagram account, Bird’s cardio, and this year’s WWE Hall of Fame inductees.

HERE WE GO.

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Audio: The Steve Austin Show – Edge and Christian

This episode of The Steve Austin Show totally reeks of awesomeness as Adam “Edge” Copeland and Jay “Christian” Reso join Steve via Skype for a tremendous conversation! Be here for stories about TLC matches, injuries, breaking into the WWE in the midst of the Montreal Screwjob and Edge’s new gig on VIKINGS.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 9th February 2018

WHO WANTS TO TALK WITH ELIAS?

What’s up, Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

On today’s show we have ::guitar strum:: ELIAS!

The Rocket Strappers grabbed their guitars and took a walk with one of the WWE’s fastest rising stars, talking about his time in NXT as The Drifter, his Metal Jesus indie gimmick, and how long it takes him to write his songs, Elias also spoke on what it took to break through as a professional wrestler, and his upcoming Elimination Chamber match.

Plus, Bird and Edge talk creative XFL names, cutting promos, and what it would be like to have Michael Hayes on the show.

HERE WE GO!

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 2nd February 2018

NXT’s Johnny Gargano!

What’s up, Hosers?

Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness.

On this week’s show, we have none other than…

JOHN-NY WREST-LING (CLAPCLAP–CLAPCLAPCLAP)! Johnny Gargano sat down with the Rocket Strappers to talk about how he fell in love with wrestling, whether he prefers life as a singles or tag team wrestler, and his incredible match with Andrade Cien Almas, at the most recent NXT Takeover. Also, E&C came up with a new Gargano-based metric for rating matches, and helped Johnny with some new t-shirt slogans.

And before the interview–OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH IT WAS A BIG INTRO BROTHER BROTHER–Edge and Birdman covered both Royal Rumbles and NXT Takeover, while fighting through multiple cameos from Christian’s landline phone.

HERE WE GO.

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 26th January 2018

The Savior of Misbehavior, RAW and SmackDown Commentator, Corey Graves

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to another Pod of Awesomeness.

This week, The Rocket Strappers sat down with the busiest man in professional wrestling. The Savior of Misbehavior, RAW and SmackDown’s commentator, and quite possibly the voice of a generation, Corey Graves. Among the topics discussed were fatherhood, what it was like transitioning from in-ring performer to commentator, and how he handles the urge to go to the bathroom during a broadcast.

Also, Edge is back in Ireland, Christian talks RAW 25, and E&C recall a game they used to play with Stone Cold Steve Austin.

HERE WE GO.

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 19th January 2018

The Animal, Batista!

What’s up, Hosers?!

This week on E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness, we have the man who was supposed to come on the show last week (technical difficulties), the inspiration behind The Ballad of Little Dave Batista….Batista!

E&C kicked things off by playing his anthem, of course (sung by Brian Gewirtz), before talking everything from his last run in the WWE, to landing Guardians of the Galaxy and his love of selling in the ring. Also, in case you were wondering, yes, Christian sort of messed up Batista’s house–not as bad as Samoa Joe’s, but enough.

Plus, The Strappers discussed some new WWE signees that they’re excited about, Beth had a crazy time traveling to the Mixed Match Challenge, and Christian explained In-N-Out’s “Animal Style” to Edge.

HERE WE GO.

Hey, Hosers…

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E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 12th January 2018

A Gigantic Q&A Featuring Beth Phoenix (And the First Ever Audio Mock Mock!)

What’s up, Hosers? Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.

This week, we sat down and cracked open all of your internet letters, better known as tweets, for a Q&A. First, the Phoenixed One answered a few questions, before the Rocket Strappers went on a question-answering rampage of their own. The result? A ton of great stories, a hypothetical WrestleMania card, and the revelation that Christian will not, under any circumstances, wear shorts.

Oh, also, we had the first EVER audio mock mock, an audio run-in, and The Rocket Strappers shared their thoughts on Jericho-Omega.

It was a fun one, folks. HERE WE GO.




E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness – 5th January 2018

How Technology and Social Media Have Impacted Professional Wrestling w/ Hurricane Helms and TOMMAYY

What’s up, Hosers?!

Welcome to another edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness. Oh, and Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018 brother, brother.

On today’s show, the Strappers start off by talking about the new year–how they’re feeling, a prediction or two, and how they can take Rocket Strapping to an even higher level.

Then, it was time to catch up with Tommmmmay #TommyTwitch, regarding his latest Tales From the Indies, and he did not disappoint. I won’t ruin anything, I’ll just say these two words–ceiling dandruff. Tommy also talked House of Hardcore on Twitch, and about an upcoming Summer tour.

And finally, Sir Thomas agreed to stick around to talk tech and social media within wrestling, with E, C, and The Hurricane!

From wrestling magazines and tape trading, to Twitter handles and streaming networks, the industry has gone through a huge transformation. The group talked about the pros and cons, how they adjusted to the change as it was happening, and the wrestlers who have wisely used today’s tech and social tools to their advantage.

Enjoy, Hosers.

HERE WE GO.