Its just another day in paradise here on The Maine Event Podcast. We invited Maine's Best Comedian voted by the readers of the Portland Phoenix, Connor McGrath, on the show to help us review the 1993 made for tv movie Thunder in Paradise. Connor is a Hulk Hogan movie expert and he definitely brings the funny to the podcast in this episode. Catch him every Thursday at Lincolns in Portland, ME and every Tuesday at Lincolns in Burlington, VT. In the meantime listen to all three of us talk about this low budget tv movie about a man named Hurricane and his boat named Thunder.
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It's Fantasy Funweek here on the podcast and we're discussing that age old question of who's on your Mount Rushmore of Wrestling. Its a fun and popular topic out on IWC so we play along. We bring in former Top Rope Report contributer, Doug Berrill, to join the fun. Listen here to find out whose faces we're sculpting out of granite.
Blood Runs Cold for our Season 2 opener. We're back and couldn't think of a more appropriate guest to kick off the new season with AND coincide with these subzero temps here in Maine than our friend Ray Lloyd, AKA Glacier. Ray had quite the resurgence in 2017. Joey Janella's Spring Break during Wrestlemania weekend, ROH's Honor Rumble entrant, a documentay produced by Uproxx. The guy cryonic kicked the crap out of 2017. Now a new year and a new adventure. He's opened The One Fall Power Factory in Georgia alongside pro wrestler QT Marshall. Atlanta's new premier training facility looks incredible and Ray talks all about it with us.
This is our final show...of season 1. We'll be back in January to kick off Season 2. However our jobs aren't done yet for this year. This week's episode is a month in review for November and we needed some assistance so we brought in local wrestling fanatic Jessica Lynn to do the heavy lifting for us. She had a November full of local shows that included Chaotic, Limitless, Pro Wrestling Takeover and Chikara. Theres so much to cover this month so we did what we do best and thats talk about wrestling. We chat about all those local shows and also whats going on in WWE and NXT at the moment. Enjoy!
This week Harmon is in Florida and Jonny is enjoying time off with family for the Thanksgiving weekend. They're bringing you an oldie but a goodie. In 2016 the guys did a podcast called It's Still Real to Me and were part of the now defunct Smark N' Mark podcasting network. Near the end of the show's run they got a chance to interview the one and only, AR Fox. The self proclaimed "Whole Foxin' Show" was the coolest guy ever and even after taking a guitar hero guitar shot to the skull he was still willing and eager to do the interview. Jonny and Harmon have since chronicled the on going and seemingly never ending feud between Fox and fellow Limitless Wrestling standout, Ace Romero.
Enjoy this blast from the past and have a great Thanksgiving. The boys will be back next week with full bellies and new content.
It's Critic week here on The Maine Event Podcast so grab your popcorn, coca-cola and some sour patch kids because we've got a blast from the past for ya. Back in the 80's and 90's when Hulkamania was running wild, Hollywood came knocking on the Hulkster's door. No Hold's Barred was wildly successful and WWF even worked it into a pretty memorable SummerSlam in 1989. Then Hogan followed it up with this gem; Suburban Commando. Both Harmon and Fashion remember watching this movie when they were young 10 year old hard core WWF fans. For one host of the podcast the nostalgia still holds strong and he loves this slapstick filled film. For the other host, he seems to have lost the kid inside and views it as a snobby adult rolling his eyes and sighing any chance he gets. Tune in to hear the two review this Hogan era cult classic.
Also, Kennebec Journal Sports Writer, David Dyer, writes in to the show with a review and shares his feelings and thoughts on the film.
And finally, Independant Wrestler, Matt Mahoney leaves us a voicemail telling us why he denied our invite to be the 3rd man this week. The dude is ruthless!
After an unsuspecting week off we're back and so is fantasy fun week. This time around we're holding a tournament consisting of made up Survivor Series teams. Greg Marston joins us for his second week in a row to be the third man. Some interesting picks all around. Teams consisted of Current Raw, Current Smackdown, Current Women, Legendary Men and Legendary Women. Who made it to he finals? Listen to find out and then head on over to our Twitter, @MaineEventPod, to vote on the final match up and crown the ultimate team of Survivors.
Greg "Gregulator" Marston fills in for the absent BBH for this Month In Review episode. Jonny and Gregulator discuss the highs and lows from the WWE PPV, TLC. They also chat about other happenings around the WWE world such as Neville's walk out, Enzo's rise and the need to shove a mic in the face of superstars immediately after a match. Also, the guys throw names of WWE superstars at eachother and discuss their current situations in the company.
Thanks to our awesome listeners and followers on Twitter, Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies won our scary movie poll and was selected as the movie of the month for October. Its terrifying. Not so much in the sense where the blood and gore will frighten you but just in the sense that this movie actually was made. The premise sounds viable enough. Some of the most famous pro wrestlers in the world get booked for a private show only to soon realize that its a revenge scheme plotted by an evil summoner of the undead. Yeah thats pretty much it. Roddy Piper tries valiantly to polish this turd but even the great Hot Rod himself can't save it. But you can save an hour and half of your life and $4 if you just listen to Jonny and Harmon review this film.......yeah "film" thats it.
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Who doesn't love a Zombie Apocalypse? Who doesn't love imagining their dream team of fellow survivors? Well, for fantasy fun week we craft teams of WWE superstars who we would want by our sides when the hoards start coming our way. Jonny and Harmon each pick five superstars along with some honorable mentions to fight and live side by side with in the face of the walking dead.