Brandon breaks down the latest wrestling mess because we love good bit of wrasslin’ drama.Continue reading “FDI Cast 152: Is it a “Work?””
Word on the street is that the heads of DC’s Cinematic Universe don’t know what to do with Superman. Can we figure something out?Continue reading “FDI Cast 149: Can We Make DCEU Superman Interesting?”
While covering the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront Red Carpet, I spoke with Bradley Constant about his NBC series, Young Rock. The show is set to return this November for its third season on Fridays at 8:30 PM.Continue reading “Bradley Constant Talks ‘Young Rock’ at the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront Red Carpet”
Let it be known that on this podcast, Bradon predicts that when old Slow Ass, Eric Clapton, recovers from COVID, he’ll write a song about it called “Nothing to Fear” or “ No Reason to Fear” and we will a groan.Continue reading “FDI Cast 143: Claptons of Fun”
We spend far too much time trying to figure out the deadliest way to attack someone with produce while Brandon discovers the most entertaining method for reading any transcript from our 45th President.Continue reading “FDI Cast 142: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”
No cold opening, no geeking on anything, no malarkey! This pod, we review Wrestlemania 38 match by ever lovin’ match! What makes us qualified to review wrasslin’ entertainment? Same thing that makes us qualified to start a podcast in the first place! AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE BECAUSE BRANDON SAID SO!Continue reading “FDI Cast 139: Kings of Pod Style”
Hey yo, today we remember Scott Hall, Razor Ramon, the Bad Guy.
Hosts Brandon and Jamie workshop terrible ideas until they become slightly less terrible. From movies to comics to music to food, the FDI Cast throws a wide net across multiple aspects of popular culture.Continue reading “FDI Cast 137: Say [Goodbye] to the Bad Guy”
We cover it all! Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Neil Pert, The Rock, John Cena, Mando Garage, and Momoa! Strap in for an off the rails episode of the ‘cast!Continue reading “FDI Cast 133: Next Time on Tatooine Chopper…”
A geeking on episode where we discuss another podcast about Cal and the Streak and Kevin Costner! Also, we talk about MAGFest of convention’s past.Continue reading “FDI Cast 130: Did Cal Ripken Scrap With Kevin Costner?”
This is a shorty, geeking on things episode.Continue reading “FDI Cast 123: The Cream of the Crop Always Rises to the Top”
We somehow survived the great Facebook, Insta, WhatsApp outage of 2021 and Brandon got married!Continue reading “FDI Cast 122: He Liked It So He Put a Ring On It!”
¡Mira! El Luchador is coming — and not just any luchador — La Mano del Destino, the champion with a mission, the fighter bent on reclaiming his rightful place in the ring, the man with the weight of revolutionary history upon him.
In La Mano del Destino, a new release from Top Cow and Image Comics, J. Gonzo creates a vivid, action-packed Luchaverse for us — an alternate 1960s Mexico that takes us into the Mexican sport lucha libre (literally “free wrestling”) and the home and memories of our hero, La Mano del Destino.Continue reading “‘La Mano del Destino’ Creates a Vivid, Action-packed Luchaverse”
Brandon has the best post second dose story ever.
Brandon popped the question! Here’s how it went down.
NBC’s newest sitcom, Young Rock, focuses on different chapters of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s life. From growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami, the show explores the many life experiences that have helped shape Dwayne into the man he is today.Continue reading “Joseph Lee Anderson, Uli Latukefu and Bradley Constant Talk NBC’s ‘Young Rock’”
Heyyyy! It’s Kuya P AKA Patrick Michael Strange and I recently had the great pleasure of speaking with ‘The Native Beast from Washington DC’ aka AEW‘s own NYLA ROSE to discuss AEW Dynamite‘s One Year Anniversary this Wednesday, October 14! Joining me in the conversation are a couple of my wrestling superfan pals’ Cosplay Superstar, Maki Roll and Award winning Filmmaker, Joe Carabeo of Astray Productions! Check it out!Continue reading “NOC Exclusive: Nyla Rose Talks AEW Dynamite’s First Anniversary”
We try to break our cold opening record (I don’t think we quite made it).
What’s this? A regular episode?
My relationship with professional wrestling is very complicated at best. I watched my first wrestling match sometime around 1983, and the larger than life characters were literal comic books that had exploded in front of me. Like most other kids in the ’80s, I wanted more. I begged my mom to buy me wrestling magazines, toys, and watched every Saturday morning.
I loved guys like Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage, but I remember my eyes widening every time there was a Black or Brown face on my screen. So naturally I had an affinity for characters like The Junkyard Dog, Koko B Ware. But what really turned me on to wrestling was a tag team called The Soul Patrol.
by Vince Vandal
I’ve been an avid fan of professional wrestling for over 25 years. I caught the tail-end of the Golden Era, into the birth of the amazing spectacle that was the Attitude Era, which led into the era of Ruthless Aggression, and finally… the PG Era. The era where actual wrestling has taken a backseat to “sports entertainment,” whatever that even means anymore. I’m not the type of guy to catch every episode of RAW and Smackdown anymore like when I was growing up, because it just doesn’t have that spark that it used to. I’ll only watch the major events (Wrestlemania and the Royal Rumble) and catch highlights if anything of note happens in-between. That being said, I still like to see the culmination of the build-ups from the previous year at the “Grandaddy of Them All” (even though Vince doesn’t let anyone call it that anymore), Wrestlemania, and see how the company is holding up. So here’s my review.
The Granddaddy of them all. Wrestlemania.
I’ll start this off by stating how special this year’s ‘Mania was for me, mainly because my favorite wrestler ever, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, had such a huge imprint on the event.
Wrestlemania IV in 1988 took place in Atlantic City, NJ, not even 90 minutes from my childhood home in Philadelphia. We had plans to attend, but tickets were sold out, so the Spectrum — the local basketball stadium — had decided to open the stadium up and broadcast Wrestlemania on the JumboTron for a small fee. I was so excited, I had to go. My mother agreed and took my cousin Howie and me to South Philly for my first Wrestlemania moment. I bought a Macho Man poster, a foam finger, and a program.