BAM! Another new episode! Joey Pink returns for another Wrestlemania Special!
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As part of Wrestlemania Week here On the Stick, the new OOG is all about the original Fire Pro game!
Joe and Eric get together with guests Ethan Cheng, Nick Rycar and Jeremy Signor to talk about the history of WWF games, starting with Microleague Wrestling all the way up through the Smackdown vs. Raw series. Madness ensues! Much shorter than last year’s Wrestlemania podcast!
Just dropping in to do some link dropping. The first edition of The Virtually Squared Circle, a monthly column on wrestling games, is now up at FairtoFlair.com, you can read it here. In other wrestling-related news, I did a podcast with Jason Mann of Wrestlespective (also a FairtoFlair editor) about Hulk Hogan vs. Roddy Piper at Starrcade ’96. We also recorded one on Sid vs. Scott Steiner at Starrcade 2000 that’s not up yet, but if that interests you, stay tuned to that site and it will be up sooner rather than later.
UPDATE: The podcast about the Starrcade 2000 main event is now up and can be found here.
Hey, remember these? Well, it’s been awhile, but this digression between Joe, Eric and Ethan about pro wrestling fit the bill, so if you’ve got a spare seven minutes and want to hear us talk about how bad we think Kevin Nash’s match at tonight’s pay-per-view will be or how great we think Colt Cabana is, take a listen to this.
- Steven Regal embarrasses Goldberg
- Why Colt Cabana is Great
- Colt Cabana’s website, home of the Art of Wrestling Podcast
I’m taking a break from podcast and video editing to drop some actual written content into the site. I know we haven’t done a lot of writing here lately, and that is something that’s going to change soon. Right now, I want to talk about “The Game Doctor” Bill Kunkel for a minute.
Hey guys, I’m just dropping an entry here to mention two things. First, the 100th episode of Jason Mann’s Wrestlespective Radio just went up today and I guest on it to talk about Triple H vs. Kurt Angle vs. The Rock at Summerslam 2000, so if that interests you, you can find it on the Fair to Flair website right here. Also, if you’ve forgotten, I wrote an article in the first Fair to Flair Quarterly, which is a print on demand publication you can buy as a PDF or hard copy there.
The second thing is that our sister podcast, The Action Cast!, did a videogame episode last month, all about videogames based on action movies. You can find that right here, in case you haven’t had the chance. Both Eric and I are regulars over there, so you should check it out.
Hey, guys. We’ve got a lot of awesome stuff in the pipeline for you fine people, including a new episode of Same Name, Different Game that will be late because I’ve been too sick to shoot my parts and record voiceovers. But look on the bright side; TWO new episodes of SNDG in July. Also, a podcast with now former GamePro editor Ray Barnholt will be going up shortly.
For now, though, I just wanted to drop a couple of links on you guys. First, I mentioned it in episode 37, but I wanted to mention it with some more written context. I now write for Fair to Flair Quarterly, which is available as a PDF, ePub or plain ol’ paper magazine here. It’s an academic look at the world of professional wrestling, and it’s a damn fine magazine if I do say so myself (and I do). I also wrote an article for our buddy CJ Lowery over at Pre-Sonic Genesis, where he takes an exhaustive look at the Sega Genesis library before the release of Sonic the Hedgehog (in case the name of the site was just too damn obtuse for you). It’s a damn fine site if I do say so myself (and I do). I wrote about Truxton, which is neither historically significant nor interesting from a gameplay perspective, but I still managed to write over a thousand words on it anyways (disclaimer: the people who run this site are fucking NERDS).
The big event is tonight! So, while you’re out running errands this afternoon getting ready for the party I know you’re having (or going to, hey come to my house!), why not take a listen as me and Eric are joined by podcast allies Ethan Cheng, Nick Rycar and Jeremy Signor as we go over the rich history of Wrestlemania… for three hours. Hey, it’s long, but it’s thorough. Get it here or on iTunes.
And so, we bring this year’s Wrestlemania Week to a close. Thanks for joining us for it, and enjoy tonight’s Wrestlemania!
EDIT: If you downloaded the podcast before seeing this message, download it again. The sound quality was ass on the first upload. It’s fixed now.
Wrestlemania Week continues as my pro wrestling alter-ego takes a look at two Wrestlemania games in this month’s Same Name, Different Game!