ClobberCast
An amateur podcast about professional wrestling.

Calvin Hansen, Toben Shelby, and Stevo

Three friends gather on an irregular basis to casually discuss and dissect simulated violence as storytelling in its many forms around the world. WWE, NJPW, PWG, Lucha Underground, Stardom, ROH, CMLL, and whatever else catches our fancy. It ain't ballet, but it is amazing, stupid, hilarious, weird, confusing, and beautiful. It's professional wrestling, and there's nothing quite like it. Let's talk about it.

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ClobberCast Episode 41: Loser Leaves Town

Calvin faces down a “loser leaves down” match. We talk about the conclusion of Lucha Underground’s third (and final?) season, New Japan’s King of Pro Wrestling, the eternal goodness of PWG’s Battle for Los Angeles, Toben’s continuing journey through PROGRESS’ history, and all the news that’s fit to shoot on. See you in the next territory, fellow marks!

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Kumiko Maekawa – Assault Kicks
  • Miyuki Fujii – Snake Attack
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

ClobberCast Episode 40: Hair As A Weapon

Five whole stars worth of Grand Prix action in Stardom! NJPW proceeds to destroy us all! We give our impressions on the now concluded Mae Young Classic! And so much more, mother fucker!

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Bas Rutten – You Call My Name
  • Masahito Kakihara – Sunset Cutter
  • Manabu Nakanishi – Seize the Tactticz
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

ClobberCast Episode 39: NWO Clowns – Mantelpiece of Bones, Skulls

Shortly after recording the last episode, AAA’s big yearly show, Triplemania, happened. Many called it one of the worst pro wrestling shows of all time. Calvin and Stevo watched it.

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

ClobberCast Episode 38: Five And A Half God Damn Hours

G1 Climax 27. The fucking G1. So good. Our favorite matches, MVPs, the death and rebirth of Daryl, the emotional return of Shibata, and more! We also cover all the dumb shit that happened at Summerslam, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, new developments from the Mae Young Classic, and a ton of other news from the world of wrestling!

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Kaz Hayashi – 和魂
  • Takuma Sano – ATTACK AND RELEASE
  • Kunio Toshima – Kunio
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

ClobberCast Episode 37: Brought Here To Do A Job

Special guest Russ is back! Him and Stevo went to NJPW’s big debut in the USA, and they lay out their experiences with the ups and downs of live wrestling. It’s also tournament season, as we talk about the lineups and prospects of NJPW’s G1, PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles, WWE’s Mae Young Classic, and more!

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

ClobberCast Episode 36: The Pirate Princess

THIS SUNDAY IN THE MOTHER FUCKING OMNI, all of us crying our eyes out! NJPW Dominion 2017! PROGRESS! PWG! And Wonder Ring Stardom, ripping our HEARTS from our GOD DAMN CHESTS.

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling – 志賀賢太郎 SOLID SKY
  • Popo – 成瀬昌由 SET UP
  • SUNAO – LURID POWER
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

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ClobberCast Episode 35: He’s Workin’ The Lump Scar

Stardom’s Cinderella Tournament, and the dreams within the heart of its winner! The Young Bucks book shit from their YouTube channel way better than Ring of Honor! Wrestling Dontaku was a ton of fun and had some dope matches! Hopefully WWE’s women’s tournament is good! Calvin and Toben have serious heat over the single pant-leg look! Our personal entrance music picks, plus some silly fantasy casting of wrestlers in all our favorite movies! (E-mail us more movies you want us to cast!)

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • nWo Japan ~ AristTrist – FLAMES OF FREEDOM
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

ClobberCast Episode 34: Now Ricochet Will Never Marry Me

First of all, Fuck JBL. We also talk about The Mania, have feelings about Shibata, and rank our cutest wrestlers. Along with all the other new happenings in NJPW, Stardom, ROH, Shimmer, PWG, and more!

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

ClobberCast Episode 33: The Crotch Quotient

Recorded LIVE during the #OctagonKingdom marathon stream, half-dead and running on fumes, our most reasonably-sized episode yet! Special guest Russ joins us to talk about a local wrestling event, the newest events of Stardom, NJPW, and Ring of Honor, along with whatever new dumb shit the WWE is doing!

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

ClobberCast Episode 32: Just Doing It Again Usually Works

Wrestle Kingdom 11. Ethical wrestling consumption under fascism. Twitter beef. Sandwich chat. The hot new heel stable: Bullet Gun. Minoru Suzuki as an assassin sent to kill Vince McMahon. The longest boy I ever did see. Dustin Rhodes’ great burden. The Royal Rumble. Would you smoke weed with Necro Butcher? They put Chris Jericho in a shark cage. FBI, all of this is a joke.

Hosts

Links

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Luis Miguel – Oro De Ley
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks