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#1 Flyin' Brian

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 05:48 PM

Just listed to the first episode of this with Glacier. Quick listen and Ray Lloyd sounds like a good dude. Some interesting stories covering Ray's career before the Glacier gimmick and some behind the scenes stories of the Blood Runs Cold stuff. I think this is a good idea for a podcast and I'm looking forward to see what else comes out of it.

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 05:28 PM

In theory, this could be one of my new favorite podcasts. In execution, I think it could still use a little work.

To be totally fair, I've only listened to a few episodes so far - and I've enjoyed most of them, for the most part. The shorter run time is a refreshing change of pace, to be sure. The guests and their stories have remained positive and more celebratory in nature than you might believe going in, which is nice. There isn't a lot of bitterness or resentment to be found here from anything I've heard.

Definitely looking forward to consuming more of these and getting all caught up. I love the project itself for its sheer potential, if nothing else. The hosts themselves? I could almost take 'em or leave 'em, although they'll occasionally bust out a quality talking point from time to time. I still feel like the line of questioning could use some tightening up and some follow through at various points.

But yeah. The conversations are light and easy listening. The main drawback is in the lack of deep dives or continued discussion on certain subjects at times when the conversation might call for it. But hopefully that improves over time. Here's hoping more people give this a shot.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:58 PM

I caught the 2nd episode with Muhammad Hassan. I do really like the concept. I did lose interest as it went on, and I think part of that is due to the hosts. Hopefully they grow into it. Going to try to catch up on it now that I'm on the road more for work. 



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 03:55 PM

Wow. That Justin Credible episode sure was... something.

It was almost legitimately uncomfortable to hear - sort of like getting stuck somewhere late at night and listening to someone you barely know ramble on about their bad luck and feel sorry for themselves. I don't know. It was just kind of a depressing conversation - the kind I would normally turn off a few minutes into it, but I was driving and just stuck with it.

For starters, Credible sounded tee totally hammered. He was slurring his words, making bizarre remarks about people & things, constantly putting himself down in hopes of scoring any kind of a compliment, etc. It was just awkward and uncomfortable all around.

It's even more unsettling for anyone who recently heard his appearance on the Austin podcast recently. He sounded clean, sober, and filled with a renewed sense of optimism. He mentioned being 90 days sober. He sounded humble & hopeful there.

Here? He's talking about how he fell off the wagon on Mania weekend. And he sounds increasingly trashed as the interview wears on.

I don't know where his head's at, but you get a good idea that he's not doing so well at the moment. It's a shame, too. Addiction & substance abuse is something that's very real and very close to home with me, so I love hearing stuff like Del Wilkes speaking about overcoming his issues - or Shane Douglas basically exiling himself for a cold turkey detox off Oxycontin - but this was basically the opposite end of that spectrum.

At one point, Credible literally breaks down crying and says, "I just want people to like me. That's all I've ever wanted..."

All things considered, it's among the strangest wrestling podcasts I've ever heard. I'm still not quite sure what I think of it overall. But my first, natural reaction is that I'm just left feeling really, really uncomfortable by it.

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

I will say this though - as far as things I hadn't heard before, Credible did mention that he was "assigned to" HBK during his first championship reign.

He then goes on to say HBK was as heavy a drug user as him, suggesting that's why Shawn's eyes are crossed.

Incredible.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:45 AM

Incrrrredibly entertaining interview with Marty Jannetty on last week's episode.

 

The first half of the show is crazy fun, filled with great stories of Marty's early days. I haven't heard many of his shoot interviews, so a lot of this was new & fresh to me. So many fun stories - Shawn calling his mama & crying about his ring gear, the casino story with Curt Hennig, the "blade job" of Buddy Rose, etc. - were tremendous material for somebody who hasn't heard them anywhere before.

 

The run time is a little long (near the 3-hour mark), but don't let that deter you. It's breezy enough, mostly due to Marty's style of storytelling. It's a conversation that flies by - something like taking a seat on a bar stool next to a rambler. He's really talkative, but it's all told in a light-hearted way that keeps you dialed in and on the hook.

 

The Chuck Austin stuff is sad & disheartening from almost every angle, of course - but Marty can't help himself & even cracks off a couple of jokes throughout. He's such an upbeat and enthusiastic guy that he doesn't ever let the mood get too bogged down during the downswings. The story about Shawn crawfishing in court and then being presented with video evidence to the contrary was a hoot, too.

 

The interview *does* finally begin to drag a bit when they reach more familiar territory - the breakup of the Rockers, the IC Title exchange, etc. - but it's not enough to make this one a miss. Overall, the interview was a fucking blast. Glad I gave it a shot. Highly recommended if you catch some free time & care to hear some engaging, entertaining stuff from an all-around light-hearted, funny guy.






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