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Ep. 287: Shawn Marek Returns – WWE Podcast Engineer

Shawn Marek was on this show in late 2018 back when he was a Producer for PodcastOne. At the time, we were both huge professional wrestling dweebs and I thought it was boss that he produced Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Podcast. Well, here we are two and a half years later and Shawn works for…

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Top 5 Favorite Pro Wrestling Spinebusters

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because the internet is incredibly un-fun in 2020 and I miss blogging. It’s Friday and these will be fun! This week’s list… Top 5 Favorite Pro…

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Things I DON’T Hate About Winter

Since I’m sick (again) and it’s snowing (again), and I’m reminded (again) of how much I hate this time of year with a burning passion, I thought a dose of good vibes would be a nice way to flip the script. I generally divide the year into two halves, the good part of the year…

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Ep. 212: Ryzin – Professional Wrestler

(Rob) Ryzin is an independent professional wrestler who I talked to on Episode 59 of this show. A lot has changed in the nearly four years since he appeared last, and we get into all of it here on this week’s show. For starters, Ryzin earned himself an official WWE tryout, which, as he explains…

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First Job: Ryzin

Rob Ryzin (now just going by the name Ryzin) is an independent professional wrestler who last year earned a tryout with the WWE. He was a guest on this show four years ago, and a lot has happened since then including the aforementioned tryout, a complete reinvention of his character, and a new book! You’ll…

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Ep. 202: Shawn Marek – Producer for PodcastOne, Wrestling Nerd

Shawn Marek is a producer for PodcastOne, the largest advertiser-supported, on-demand digital audio network. Of the eight or so shows he produces, by far and away my favorite one is The Steve Austin Show. Turns out, Shawn and I exist in just about perfect parallel dimensions considering we both began our love of professional wrestling in…

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Ep. 121: Nick Gossert – Creator, Booker and Referee at Lucha Libre & Laughs

Nick Gossert is the creator, booker and head referee for Lucha Libre & Laughs. If you’re a fan of both Mexican style lucha libre wrestling and stand-up comedy, this is the show for you. Winner of two prestigious Westword Best of Denver Awards for Best Comedy Night – here’s the writeup for their 2016 award…

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Ep. 89: Nathan Lund – Denver Comedy Champion and Fellow Wrestling Geek

Nathan Lund is a founding member of The Fine Gentleman’s Club, a commentator and comedian for Lucha Libre & Laughs, the reigning and defending Denver Comedy Champion, and, important for my purposes, a professional wrestling fan. Why? Because it’s WrestleMania week, baby! We are just a few scant days out from Sunday, April 2, and…

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Ep. 59: Rob Ryzin – Professional Wrestler

Rob Ryzin is an independent professional wrestler who currently lives in Orlando, and is pursuing his dream of earning a contract with the WWE. He sits down with Jon Eks, a lifelong pro wrestling fan himself, and talks about his early love of pro wrestling, self teaching himself the craft in high school with friend…

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