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 18: Good Brother

Extreme Rules, injury watch 2015, Joshi, and anything else Pentagon Jr. can sacrifice to his dark master.

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Music: The Mountain Goats – Choked Out / Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

ClobberCast Episode 15: Exclusive Wrasslin Hot Takez with the Shooterz Club

 

After a mandatory cooling off period, ClobberCast tackles the Royal Rumble and BOY ARE WE STILL FIRED UP AND/OR APATHETIC. Special guests Socks Mahoney and RobbyDude join in on to offer hot takes on the winner of the Rumble, The Rock’s value in 2015, and Rusev’s pending face turn thanks to hip-hop.

Is the WWE hurting itself and its fan base by playing against common sense? Hot takes! Or are we just dumb for not liking the wrestlers we’re being told to like? Who cares? At least NXT is still amazing! Also, f*** The Rock. Hot takes! Have you been watching New Japan and Lucha Underground? You should if you want wrestling to make you happy. Hot takes!

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ClobberCast Episode 14: The Road To Not Being Ready

Leading up to the first PPV of 2015, the Royal Rumble, and the beginning of the road to Wrestlemania, Toben and Calvin assemble some thoughts and predictions on what might emerge from within that squared circle. They also talk about the upcoming wrestling-themed Mountain Goats album, and the first song from it, “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”.

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ClobberCast Episode 13: Wrasslin’ Radio Roundup

It’s been a banner month for podcasts about wrestling. Things were said, feelings hurt, staph infections revealed. Hank, Toben and Calvin break down the key takeaways from the talkies. Oh, CM Punk is a mixed martial artist now, too. Also, the gang actually watched wrestling: good, bad, guerilla, underground. What tickled our fancy? What drove us to rage? What sent us into catatonic apathy? Plus, unseal our Slammy Award predictions to hear just how accurately we called WWE’s most rigged competition.

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ClobberCast Episode 12: Dr. Calvin’s Feelgood Super Funtime Wrestling Experiment

Enough grumbling! It’s time to get the rundown on which wrestling things warmed our hearts over the past month. On our previous episode, Calvin vowed to sample more wrestling and report back on what he liked: NXT? How you doin’? NJPW? How you doin’? TNA? How you… it’s alright. WWE RAW? How could you be worse? Hank and Toben also liked things, and do their best not to complain about too many things. Plus, an important (disheartening) update on our favorite prediction for a WWE wrestler.

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ClobberCast Episode 11: What the F*** is a Flag Match?!

Seriously, what are the rules for a flag match?

Did SummerSlam deliver as WWE’s 2nd most important PPV of the year? Who amongst the ClobberCast was underwhelmed? Did the shocking results of the main event get us pumped for what’s next? Did the G1 Climax feature the best wrestling in the world? What makes for a 5-star match? Should you watch TNA? Will you watch AAA or GFW? When will Damien Sandow fulfill our absurd prediction? What’s a flag match?! Hank, Toben and Calvin have the “answers” to those questions and more.

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ClobberCast Bonus: New Japan Built Rhodes Tough

In this bonus episode of the ClobberCast, Hank Peters introduces the listeners to the world of New Japan Pro Wrestling and talks about the G1 Climax Tournament. Hank also tries to get Socks Mahoney to talk about the recent cancellation of TNA Impact Wrestling by Spike TV, but quickly spirals into a conversation about bad wrestling t-shirts. Also Hank forgets to upload this episode to tumblr about 3 days late.

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ClobberCast Episode 10: Sad Wrestlers dot tumblr dot com

The ClobberCast runs mild on Battleground, as Toben and Calvin dissect why they felt WWE’s latest PPV event failed to deliver in some key areas. However, they’re mostly cool with the direction of current feuds, even if they worry about John Cena hustling, loyaling and respecting his way to an odds-overcoming victory at SummerSlam.

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