It’s been a long time since I bought a wrestling DVD but there’s always that rare occasion when I do and this is one of them.
I saw that Smart Mark Video was distributing a best of Maria Manic from her days in H20 Wrestling. I’m familiar with her work in H20. Her match with Mickie Knuckles, and Terra Calaway from Sweet Dreams (2018) was one of my favorite matches from last year. And I’m glad it’s added to this DVD set.
Speaking of this set, it’s two disc with a shoot interview from Maria on disc one with matches, and the matches continue on disc two. You get a lot of content.
All the matches you see listed are briefly talked about, some in great detail. But I enjoyed hearing how she transformed from this blonde Barbie type into the Maneater that we see today. She talks about getting a call from WWE, and her signing with Ring of Honor. That’s just some of the highlights, her interview offers so much more.
I’m pleased with my purchase, and hopefully we get more best of Maria Manic DVDs in the future. Maybe from other promotions, it doesn’t have to have an interview just a collection of matches.
So I tested all you listeners to see if you would listen all the way through last episode. Good thing is you all passed and I for sure didn’t forget to put the Mindhunter discussion at the end of the episode. As a reward here is the Mindhunter discussion that is very very spoilerific. Enjoy.
It’s Slater September and we’re bringing the most requested Christian Slater Film ever to the first week. We tune in to Happy Harry Hard On’s show and talk about PUMP UP THE VOLUME. After that we time travel back to the 60’s and check out some scandalous rock and roll in PIRATE RADIO. We also discuss Ready Or Not, the new Dave Chappelle stand up special, Dunkirk, and after our outro music we do a spoilery discussion of the new season of Mindhunter.
We close out Hauergust with a very specific theme that was unintentional. First up Rutger Hauer plays a former Medical Examiner who has to team up with a female cop to stop a killer that has returned from his past in BONE DADDY. After that Hauer plays a gynecologist who has to team up with a female cop (played this time by Pam Grier) to stop a killer sort of from his past in SLOW BURN aka WILDER. After that we talk about Cooties, Invader Zim, The Crush, Teen Titans: Judas Contract, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, and Nightmare Cinema.
We take a bump on the journey that is Hauergust and have to swap out the intended movie OMEGA DOOM with one that we could easily find with WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE. Rutger Hauer faces off against Gene Simmons in a terrorist cat and mouse game. Also we talk about some killer bees in the jungle (and on a plane) in KILLER BUZZ aka FLYING VIRUS. We also talk about GLOW, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, and MONSTER SQUAD.
This episode we’re taking a look at two movies where Rutger Hauer plays the bad guy. First up he proves to be a nuisance for a young kid driving through the desert. Then Rutger Hauer is a terrorist that is a nuisance for Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams in Nighthawks. After that we talk about The Boys, The Sinner, and Freddy VS Jason.
We travel back to 1978 to look at two films that deal with telekinesis. First up we’re bedridden as we watch PATRICK. Then we get taken to a super secret facility where we wait for Kirk Douglas to break us out in THE FURY. We also talk about the band The Offspring, Crawl, and at the end of the show we get into spoilery talk about season 3 of Stranger Things.
Doug is back and shares his harrowing tales from his vacation. Oh and we talk about Beastmaster which Doug has never seen before. Then we talk about Lancelot Guardian Of Time which Doug wishes he had never seen before. After that we talk some Death of Superman, Reign Of The Supermen, Crawl, and the latest season of Stranger Things.
You may know these 23min of Ska specials on Geek Nerdery to mainly do holiday-themed shows, but it seems I missed a very important holiday, that is: the birthday of Geek Nerdery head honcho Mr. Bryan “Bitch Pants” Wolford! Here it is, a day late, cuz I suck, but he rules! The songs are unlabeled as to add to the mystery of it’s unpackaging… you know, like a present of something thematical with birthdays…
This week it’s all about giant creatures from the sky! First up we do some test piloting with The Giant Claw. After that we watch Kane from Kung-Fu and shaft track down a giant flying serpent in Q The Winged Serpent. We also talk about Aquariums, Annabelle Comes Home, and Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
We hit up 2 cities that have the worst rating on Zillow we’ve ever seen. First up some psychic shenanigans cause one girl to die, another to cough up her own guts, and for the gates of hell to be opened in City Of The Living Dead. Then infected zombie types run out of a helicopter and start drinking people’s blood in Nightmare City. We also talk about the Ghoulies Franchise, Jeff Goldblum, and have a big spoiler filled discussion about Spider-Man: Far From Home at the end of the show.
This week Noah and Doug take a look at a few more prison movies. First up we see how many eggs we can eat in Cool Hand Luke. After that we’re stuck in Midnight Express. Also we chat about eating healthy, The Twilight Zone, The Night Eats The World, and Deep Star Six.
Everyone has that one piece that is missing from their personal collection. You might have seen it once or twice in the wild or maybe it’s overpriced… For me that was the Electronic WCW Monday Nitro Arena from ToyBiz.
I got this wrestling ring for Christmas back in 2001, if I recall correctly. I remember using it as my main ring for my BCA figs. I just loved the whole look to the stage and if you had a Sting figure you could lower him in the ring.
Like some things from childhood they just disappear, sold at an yard sale, or thrown away. I have no idea what happened to my original ring.
When I started to seriously collect some of my favorite childhood wrestling merch the WCW Monday Nitro Arena was on the top of my list. And when I came searching the price everyone wanted for a complete in box was around $300-$400 and an incomplete or loose ring juggled in price from $100-$150 those online prices was to pricy for me and I didn’t want to hunt around trying to complete it.
While going through my saved searches on eBay and buying WWF Hasbro figs I came across a listing for the Nitro Arena – complete in box for under $200 and I couldn’t pass this opportunity up to have this ring in my collection.
Three weeks later… Thanks to the doofus taking his time shipping it out, I can now put this white whale to rest.
As the listing said, it’s complete in box. The box itself has minor damage but I’m fine with that and it did come with every piece. I’m so happy to have this wrestling ring in my collection, it brings back so many fun memories when I used to play with my figs in the living room.
After an unforeseen family emergency the show this week was almost canceled, but Doug grabs an old familiar friend to site down and talk about two Jim Jarmusch films. First up is the newly released zombie film The Dead Don’t Die. After that we check out what vampires do in Only Lovers Left Alive.
This week Noah is out so we are joined again by indie horror filmmaker superstar Tony Wash as we talk about some messed up movies about horror that comes out of TVs. First up we get an alien visitor in Terrorvision. After that zombies chase us down in The Video Dead. After that we talk about Brightburn, Black Mirror, and tell stories about Charles Band. All this and more. To find out more about the movies Tony Wash is involved with visit scotchworthy.com.
With the summer headed our way we decided to do an episode about those heroes we call Ice Cream Men. But what happens if their intentions are evil? First up Clint Howard shows us how to hide eyeballs in ice cream with The Ice Cream Man. After that we head over to Masters Of Horror to find out what happens if you accidentally kill the ice cream man in We All Scream For Ice Cream. We also talk about Splash Too, Good Omens, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, and clowns vs. mimes.
This week we decided giant animals was a subject that needed to be explored. What we didn’t know was that football players HATE giant animals. First up we look at some giant rabbits in Night Of The Lepus. Then we eat some weird stuff bubbling up out of the ground in Food Of The Gods. We also discuss the new Rambo trailer, Slasher, and Brightburn.
This week we look at some famous stories with a twist. First up is the King Of Cartoons in Blacula. After that Bernie Casey becomes Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde. We also talk about racism, Black Moon Rising, and John Wick Chapter 3.
A lot of this PPV was hit and miss for me. I loved the near perfect match between Cody and Dustin Rhodes, it was a bloody mess that reminded me of Austin-Hart from WrestleMania 13. Cody got the win but he had help by Brandi and a couple cheap shots to throw Dustin off his game.
The whole match was a emotional rollercoaster. Dustin hit Cody with Cody’s own finisher and having him kick out at two made the crowd go bananas. Earl Hebner was officiating said match and that kinda brought me out of the match at times. He still has that swinging arm when counting to three and he is up there in age and he seemed to be stumbling around too.
Hangman Page won the Casino Battle Royale and you talk about WWE type booking. Put over your own company guy that’s friends with bookers. Also, I’m not all that sad that PAC cancelled his match. I wanted MJF to win the battle royale, he’s the best on the mic and one heck of a worker. Put him against Jericho or Omega and said match would get five stars.
Young Buck and Lucha Bros. probably had match of the night outside of Cody-Dustin. The Bucks went over but Penta & Fenix never gave it. Sure it was a spot fest at times but I enjoyed every bit of the Bucks fighting from underneath.
Jericho-Omega was good, I liked this match better than their first in New Japan. This match felt like there was something to lose, where in New Japan it just a hardcore match seeing who can last the longest. Jericho won and he and Hangman Page will face off for the AEW World Championship in the future… But! the surprise from tonight came after the Jericho-Omega match when Jon Moxley came from the crowd and took out Jericho and a referee with a double arm DDT. He then had his sights on Omega, but Kenny fought back until they both wound up on the Double or Nothing stage where Moxley hit a double arm knocking him out.