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 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

ClobberCast is on twitter: https://twitter.com/clobbercast

Email us: clobbercast@gmail.com

Music: Wrestlers by Hot Chip

Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14226960@N00/9787086231/

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

ClobberCast is now on twitter: https://twitter.com/clobbercast

Email us at clobbercast@gmail.com

Music: Wrestlers by Hot Chip

Image sources: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89165847@N00/2201273238/ and https://twitter.com/HeymanHustle/status/377164141590364160/photo/1

ClobberCast Episode 0: The Dark Match

Join Hank and Toben as they talk about pro-wrestling in a way that hopefully is friendly to fans and laymen alike. Some of you asked for it and now we’re trying to figure out why.

How is pro wrestling a thing we like? When did we fall in and out of love with it and what keeps us coming back?

Is pro wrestling kind of dumb? Yes.

Dumb in a fun way like action movies? Yes (usually).

Were most of Roddy Piper’s promos kind of racist? Yes.

For (beginners) reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_wrestling

Music: “Wrestlers” by Hot Chip.

Cover Image: “folded chairs” by Flickr user calliope

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