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 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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ClobberCast Episode 9: An Emma-tional Rollercoaster

ClobberCast is back and better than ever (?)! Hank and Toben are joined by the podcast’s mysterious new third man, former guest and Space Money Octagon co-founder Calvin Hansen. Also joining in on the wrasslin’ chatter is THE ULTIMATE MARK ULTIMATE MARKOUT of the internet.

The stable is at full strength to go over the highlights of Money in the Bank, analyze current WWE feuds, returns and developments. Also, we relive the hours-long drama of 7-2-14 regarding a favorite women’s wrestler. What are PWG BOLA, NJPW and DDT Puroresuringu and are any of them contagious? Hank and TUMUM explain. And we introduce a new segment that’s sure to end in disappointment. There’s a bunch of crazy rambling in between all that and something about empowering mud matches and Damien Sandow kissing people.

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ClobberCast Episode 8: I Have Concerns About Adam Rose’s Pants

ClobberCast reflects on Extreme Rules, tries to answer ring attire questions and discusses Scooby-Doo’s wrasslin’ adventure.

Toben and Hank welcome Meeks to the ClobberCast. After watching “Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery,” an episode of RAW and WWE’ Extreme Rules, they’re all in on wrestling – but why?
Questions must be answered! Like, is Bray Wyatt’s feud with John Cena losing steam? Does WWE have a problem portraying women? Is Kane the Devil’s favorite demon with no regard for life but also a pro wrestler contracted to abide by the rules of WWE? More importantly – is Adam Rose’s fashion consultant stealing designs from the anime Utena? What’s the secret behind Cesaro’s jacket? Is Paige wearing Doc Martens in matches more than just a baller fashion choice? All this and more will be revealed!

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ClobberCast Episode 7: Wrestling is Magic

Remembering the Ultimate Warrior; reveling in two days of pure wrestling happiness.

Hank and Toben are joined once again by Space Money Octagon co-founder – and recent wrestling convert – Calvin to talk about the magic that was WrestleMania XXX and the Monday Night RAW that followed. But first, they take some time to remember iconic wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, who passed away just days after being inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame.

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ClobberCast Episode 6: #HijackPodcast

The ClobberCast reviews the WWE Network and previews WrestleMania XXX, while battling strange and mysterious interference.

Hank and Toben are joined on this episode by Daniel Bryan enthusiast and not-jaded-yet casual wrestling fan Derek Alexander of Nothing Matters podcast. Together, they reflect on the first two weeks of the WWE Network and what classics they’ve been revisiting, argue about ECW, and figure out what type of madman would want the over-the-top service. After that, they try to predict what may happen at WrestleMania XXX and why. All the while, the trio battles strange interference from a mysterious force (it’s Skype…Skype almost broke the podcast).

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Music: Wrestlers by Hot Chip

ClobberCast Episode 5: Road to Wrestle’Meh’nia

Weighing in on a weird Royal Rumble, CM Punk’s departure, WWE Network and the milk truck incident.

Toben and Hank are joined by Calvin of the Nothing Matters podcast to review the Royal Rumble and all the weirdness surrounding it. Where was Daniel Bryan, why was the crowd so angry and how bad do we feel for Rey Mysterio? Then it’s time to talk about CM Punk walking out on the WWE and figure out what happened and why. Finally, the guys get hyped for the WWE network and answer a listener question about a classic encounter involving Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle and a milk truck.

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ClobberCast Episode 3: Halloween Havoc

Remembering WCW’s Spookiest Pay-Per-View

Join the ClobberCast gang as they celebrate what was arguably WCW’s coolest pay-per-view, Halloween Havoc.

Hank and Toben talk about the highs and lows of the event, from battles through a graveyard set, electric chair matches to monster truck sumo showdowns and more.

They also discuss some spooky wrestlers of pro wrestling’s past and present, then wrap up the show with thoughts on some recent WWE happenings.

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Music: Wrestlers by Hot Chip

ClobberCast Episode 2: Beardemic

Hank and Toben are joined by Nothing Matters podcast’s Derek to talk about some recent wrasslin happenings, but mostly to talk about the appeal of Daniel Bryan.

How’d the bearded badass make his way to the WWE? What almost ended his chance at stardom? How did losing in 18 seconds make him a star? Listen in as we sort it out.

Derek also has a barrage of “hey, I don’t really watch wrestling” questions that Toben and Hank try their best to answer.

Post Wrestlemania 28 crowd go nuts for Daniel Bryan, despite him not being in the ring: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuNNu3-6Gy8

Daniel Bryan responds to fan support: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4E6G9sczBw

The UFC fighter who inspired Daniel Bryan’s “Yes, Yes, Yes” chant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD0FnKcMSU0

Don’t worry, that UFC fighter is totally cool with it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZc_wlLcUlE

If Daniel Bryan does this, we can die happy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md_8WJzhsow

Words can’t really explain Emma’s dance on NXT: http://www.wrestleenigma.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/emmadence.gif

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Music: Wrestlers by Hot Chip

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ClobberCast Episode 1: You Want to Watch Pro Wrestling?

Hank and Toben talk about how new viewers might go about watching pro wrestling. Do you need to start with WWE RAW #1? (DO NOT DO THAT) How important is continuity? Beyond a few months, not very.

The guys cover the basics about what to watch and where. Hank reflects on the (crazy) man that was New Jack, Toben recalls the time that ICP dude fell off and bus and learns that Juggalo Championship Wrestling is a thing.

They also chat about some recent WWE storylines involving Daniel Bryan and Paul Heyman, and answer some listener questions about who from NXT has the most potential, CZW and more.

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John Morrison does a cool thing in the Royal Rumble

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Music: Wrestlers by Hot Chip

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