It's March Madness time again and so we thought its time for a tournament of our own. This week we bring in Greg "Gregulator" Marston to help us navigate our way through a 16 team bracket of our favorite submissions in the world of pro wrestling. We narrow it down to the two finalists and then let our Twitter followers take it from there. Go to @MaineEventPod on Twitter so vote in our poll for who think should take the crown as Favorite Submission.
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The King of the One Night Stands, Jock Samson, is on the show this week and he's the real deal, baby! We talk about how he broke into the business, get his thoughts on how doing less is more and what the future holds for the Ohio native. We also learn some of the things Jock loves and hates. For instance he hates Michigan, Tom Brady, Steven King and craft beer but loves The Buckeyes, The Steelers, Donald Trump and Coors Banquet Beer. In case you haven't heard, he's a lot of fun and we're thrilled to have him on the show.
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Despite the Elimination Chamber not being terrible Jonny and Harmon still find a way to have a nice little bitch fest about the current WWE product. They talk the good and the bad from Elimination Chamber and what happened on RAW and Smackdown at this point on the road WrestleMania.
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If you love seeing two wrestlers well past their prime struggle through a match, a botch every five minutes and a blatant strike to the dick every three minutes then you are in luck. We watched 1999 WCW Slamboree and all that seemed to be a pretty common theme throughout the show. It was everything you'd expect from the failing WCW days. Bam Bam vs. Knobbs. Stevie Ray vs. Konnan. Piper vs. Flair in 1999? These are the match ups that WCW was giving us. Goldberg vs. Sting sounds great on paper if Goldberg wasn't messing up every other move and Sting could stay on his feet due to strangely taping his boots.
Harmon, Jonny and Jess head on over to Catalyst For Change Wear in Westbrook where the owner Kyle hosted this viewing and recording session. The gang watches along and dishes on all the action. Its a nice trip down memory lane and a good reminder why WCW came to its eventual demise. RIP WCW.
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Super fun game Alert! It's called Champions of Time, it's made by Go.Fight.Pow and you can back it on Kickstarter right now! We had the founder of Go.Fight.Pow, Eric Konecne, on the show to chat all about it. We talk about how he came up with the game itself, producing the fun characters and even getting real wrestlers into the game such as Nikita Koloff and The Rock n' Roll Express. They fully funded their Kickstarter for Champions of Time in a company record of 5 hours. And it didn't stop there. Fans continue to back this campaign wanting to get a piece of the action. Because they shattered their initial goal so fast, Eric discusses some ideas he has for stretch goals. He wants everything he makes off this Kickstarter campaign to go right back into the game. Thats good news for us fans of tabletop games.
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This week, we were thrilled to have Roni Big Bang Nicole on the podcast. She's an independant pro wrestler trained out of The Fracture Factory under CW Anderson in North Carolina. We talk all about growing up a wrestling fan and having to sneak Monday Night Raw past Mom, the state of women's wrestling here in the states and also about her travels to Japan where she's worked with some of the most legendary female wrestlers of all time. You can hear the passion that this woman holds for wrestling in every sentence and its a beautiful thing.
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The road to Wrestlemania starts at the Royal Rumble. This year's may have been the best its been in the recent past. Even still, we've heard an array of varying thoughts and opinions on it. We bring in Dave Dyer from The Kennebec Journal to get his thoughts on the winners, the universal championship and Ronda Rousey's arrival. Also, Dave just wrote an awesome column about Vince McMahon bringing back the XFL in 2020 so we spend a good amount of time discussing the things that Vince has to do to make this a success. Enjoy!
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Harmon attended W.H.A.T down in Providence and then Jonny, Harmon and special guest Dalton Hemingway all attended Limitless Wrestling's "The World is Ours" so we thought it was only fitting to talk about our time watching live wrestling this month.
Limitless Wrestling "The World is Ours"
Youtube EXCLUSIVE (15:00)
Kalvin Strange and Xavier Bell vs. Smart Mark Sterling and Jackson Stone
Darby Allin vs. Jeff Cobb (16:47)
David Starr vs. Martin Stone vs. Fred Yehi (18:44)
MSP vs. Ashley Vox, Allie Kat and Kris Stadtlander (24:28)
Whiskey Dick vs. Brett Domino and DL Hurst (29:11)
Matt Cross vs. MJF (34:45)
Tessa Blanchard vs. Deonna Purrazzo (39:05)
Chris Dickinson vs. Eddie Kingston (44:52)
Dream Team vs. The Thick Boys and Ethan Page (50:55)
Massage NV vs. The Workhorsemen (56:48)
Josh Briggs vs. Ace Romero vs. Anthony Greene vs. JT Dunn (01:02:10)
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.