B Show 61 or Indian Mac Tonight and Curt Axel’s C Section Scar

-Paramount Pictures’ legal troubles

-How Friday the 13th lawsuit could affect future films

-VR and 3d tech: the future of horror or another fad?

-Avengers: Infinity War trailer drama at D23

-Is the real Ghostbusters 3 finally happening with a cg Harold Ramis?

-Is Hollywood imploding due to the big-budget environment?

-All female Ocean’s 8

-The “let’s cast a woman as the lead for everything” fad and how it is disingenuous

-Comparing Stephanie McMahon to Kathleen Kennedy

-Wonder Woman is DC’s golden goose

-Upcoming 90’s era Captain Marvel film

-Battleground thoughts

-“Great” Khali returns

-Why doesn’t WWE know what a good guy or bad guy is?

-Of course John Cena will challenge Jinder at SummerSlam

-Poor Rusev

-Who should replace Roman in the Universal Title Fatal 4-Way

-WWE’s lazy booking of the women

-How far SmackDown has fallen in 6 months

-Paige and Alberto Del Rio/Alberto El Patron update

-WWE scoffs at Raven and Buff Bagwell’s WWE Network royalty lawsuit

-TNA/Impact/Global Force Wrestling’s new contract terms

-Davey Richards and Matt Morgan leave TNA/Impact/Global Force Wrestling

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Episode 48- Mauro Ranallo vs JBL and Braun Strowman Flips an Ambulance

-It’s a Westworld After All- Disney files patent for humanoid robots

-Braun Strowman kills Roman Reigns on RAW

-Debunking Roman Reigns’ delusional rationale for fans booing him

-Andy’s ultimate tag-team, The Viking Berzerkers: Brawn Strowman and The Mountain

-Vader’s in-ring reputation

-Finn Balor injured again

-Is the American strong-style leading to unnecessary risk and injury?

-Nia Jax almost kills Charlotte twice

-WWE Superstar Shakeup

-Mauro Ranallo done with WWE

-JBL’s legacy as a bully

-Mental health considerations

-Jim Henson Workshop’s Autistic muppet

 

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Episode 47- WWE WrestleMania 33 Hangover, Raw, and SmackDown Live Thoughts

Brian and Mr. Positive take a look back at WrestleMania week and the post WrestleMania Raw and SmackDown.

-Highlights and lowlights of WrestleMania 33

-Brian’s trick to enjoying WrestleMania

-Mojo Rawley wins Andre the Giant Battle Royal

-The pros and cons of Goldberg versus Brock Lesnar

-Thoughts on Roman Reigns beating The Undertaker

-Will WWE continue to present Reigns as a hero or turn him heel?

-Austin Aries versus Neville and why the Cruiserweight division is failing

-Why complaining WWE fans still watch

-Why wrestling fans accept Brock over Goldberg, even though they’re both “part-time”

-Realistic challengers to Brock Lesnar

-Matt and Jeff Hardy WWE return and why Matt isn’t Broken

-Braun Strowman steps up to Brock Lesnar

-Finn Balor returns

-Raw is still too damn long

-Tye Dillinger debuts on SmackDown Live

-Shinsuke Nakamura debuts on SmackDown Live

-John Cena, The Miz, and the phony Nikki Bella proposal

-Charlotte Wilder’s SBNation WrestleMania 33 blog as a first time wrestling viewer

-Why Roman’s win wasn’t heroic

-How WWE is like an eager guy hitting on a girl

-Horror FX master Tom Savini designs Kalisto’s WrestleMania mask

-WWE Network subscription numbers

-WWE comments on showcasing Indy promotions on the WWE Network

-Impact Wrestling’s working relationships with several international companies

-Being proud of people getting breaks

-Kevin Smith confirms who killed Clerks 3

 

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Episode 46- The Ultimate Dumpster Fire Extravaganza of Doom in 3D or WWE WrestleMania 33 Preview

So much discussion packed into this episode. We try not to go two hours but it was so much fun we just couldn’t pull back.

First human head transplant

Urban Cowboy

Human hearts made with spinach leaves

Impromptu B Show Countdown: Horrible Matches Better Than Kane versus Great Khali at WrestleMania 23

Discussing the second Justice League trailer and upcoming Wonder Woman film

6′ 5″ World Women’s Kickboxing Champion Katya “The Destroyer” Kavaleva gets second WWE tryout

Power Rangers series rumors‎

Michael Keaton and The Spider Man Homecoming trailer

Dave Chappelle’s back to back Netflix specials and best Chappelle’s Show skits

WWE WrestleMania 33 Preview (Starts at 1:00:00)

Previewing Jim Cornette at the Rock N’ Roll Express’ WWE Hall Of Fame induction

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Episode 36- World’s Tiniest Batman, Awesome Cosplay Ideas, and Early WrestleMania Preview

-Wasps mimicking predators

-Signs of the decline of humans

-North Carolina’s abandoned Wizard of Oz amusement park

-Brian’s Alex Jones impersonation

-Best Cosplay costumes (and not so good ones)

-Pontiac Silverdome in new Transformers film

-Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s death and Nancy Argentino controversy

-Sad story of Michael Jackson

– Latoya Jackson’s Bubbles Reunion gaff

-Kurt Angle to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

-Upcoming B Show segment, Rate A Raw-dience

-Chuck Taylor

-Unbelievable childhood friend story

-Gogo Dodo is proof that 30’s animators were on LSD

-Potential Kurt Angle in-ring return

-WWE editing fan responses to cover for Roman Reigns

-WWE’s history of editing crowd response

-Reaction to Dustin Rhodes knocking fans who don’t like Roman Reigns

-Who will win the Royal Rumble?

-Predicting the WrestleMania card

-Will Joe be called up for a high-profile WrestleMania role?

-Debut idea for Samoa Joe that is too taboo for WWE

-Finn Balor return rumors

-Is it impossible in 2017 for WWE to find a hero everybody likes?

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Episode 33- 2016 Beverly Bombs and Goodbye to Carrie Fisher

What would year-end 2016 be without a wrestling awards show? Though we do have some standard categories, we hope some of ours stand out from the other shows out there. B Show Brian and Mr. Positive present awards for-

-Best Feud/Angle

-Worst Feud/Angle

-Most Misused Superstar

-MVP

-Best NXT Call-up

-The Ray Charles Award for most obvious moment of the year

-The Raymond M. “Glacier” Lloyd Award for most over-hyped superstar

-Vince Russo Award for most random, nonsensical, hard to follow, or non-contextual storyline

-B Show Podcast presents The Golden Waffle

Also on the show, discussing the death of Carrie Fisher, other celebrity deaths of 2016, pretty much #Fuck2016.

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Why WWE Needs A Negan and Three Possible Choices

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Whether people loved or hated The Walking Dead’s season opener the majority agreed Negan is a bad dude. In a single episode (arguably two) he made Rick Grimes his bitch. That’s not an easy thing to do. He’s a heel in a textbook way that reminds wrestling fans of an age before merchandise sales, catchphrases, and comedy writers dictated how WWE presents bad guys. He’s the type of heel wrestling has needed for over a decade and WWE has 3 people they could go all the way with, if they wanted to.

Before we get to the three let’s look at the top heels in WWE. AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, and Chris Jericho are all workhorses and respected by the hardcore fan base. Even the casual fans are finding it hard to boo these guys. Even if you look at TNA they’re no different with Broken Matt (Hardy) and Brother Nero (Jeff Hardy). They’re heels by means of casting but one of the most popular duos of all time and one of few entertaining aspects of iMPACT. I love what they’re doing, but that is the issue. Heat is the gas that runs the engine of wrestling and there are no true heels at the top of the wrestling business.

Indeed, there are wrestlers on the WWE undercard or middle of the pack that are gaining steam, but they will likely be fed to WWE’s chosen few. It’s the way the WWE has done business, ever since the WWF days (and some may argue, the WWWF days). I get the final destination is the big showdown where good defeats evil, but things need to breathe and develop to really get good. Russev had six months of build and a six-month US Title reign before getting pounded into oblivion by John Cena. He could have been a top tier heel for years but he’s been drifting ever since. If Walking Dead were WWE, Rick would have Negan’s head and Lucille on a shelf in his home in Alexandria, by the mid-season finale in three months. He would hug Judith and “Coral” while another bad guy knocked on the gates of Fort Grimes, ready to take the fall. If WWE would commit to a long term “heel-to-beat” it has to be without immature jokes, without “tweening”, without posing for Komen or Make-A-Wish or Conner’s Cure. They have to be as bad as Negan, and there are a few who could be that guy by WrestleMania 33.

Dean Ambrose

The charisma of The Shield was being called the next Brian Pillman just a few years ago. WWE took a crazy character and turned it into a zany caricature to make children smile. WWE doesn’t need Akeem the African Dream right now; they need a One Man Gang. Ambrose is challenging for the title as a baby face and it’s not resonating with fans. Last year, during the Roman push, I was at a Smack Down taping and the crowd was a sea of Ambrose Asylum shirts. The main event of that show, Ambrose versus Rollins, garnered the show’s highest (Sci-Fi) rating in some time. Now he’s struggling to stay relevant. He has to go in the opposite direction he’s headed and he has to make big moves.

Give him a stable. Give him a weapon. I don’t care if it’s the barb-wire bat like Negan, he’s used it before. Take him back to his Shield roots. Give him underlings. Forget the “5-Star Meltzer Matches”. Let him tell the fans he refuses to dive on his head for them. If he does risk his body it will be to injure someone or win. I’m thinking Raven and The Flock but bigger in scope and importance. Hell, have him recruit half the roster and let a baby face fight to get to him. Let him take scalps and end careers. Daniel Bryan is expecting a child soon, let Ambrose turn on Bryan and send him home for a while. Let him pull Nikki or Brie, or Cena as a surrogate of Bryan into the feud. Next time Cena leaves for a few months let it be fueled by an Ambrose hit. Instead of bringing back Goldberg to fight Lesnar in a snooze-fest you could have had Goldberg trying to get to Ambrose. Instead of Rock coming back to steamroll the Wyatts, Ambrose could sacrifice him to break the spirit of the people. Or maybe it’s for revenge after giving everything he had to the fans and being left with nothing in return. You have to go all the way, though. It’s what Bray Wyatt should have been all along. It’s right up Ambrose’s alley if they want to walk that dark path.

Brock Lesnar

When Brock was a heelish, part-time, prize-fighting champion the hardcore fan base complained the whole time and anticipated someone taking the title off of him. When they picked someone to take the belt off of him it was a convoluted mess and the effects are still being felt today. With one or two more years on Brock’s contract, how do you make the most of a guy who already seems unbeatable and works a few days a year? What else do you do with a guy who ended the WrestleMania streak? Put the title on him and make Heyman the mouthpiece. Brock doesn’t care about 5-Star matches. Brock doesn’t care about Suplex City any more. He’s in it for the money and to make everyone fear him. He’s there to rule on high and dominate the entire WWE. Instead of the WWE Universal Title being the direct focal point of Raw, it’s the number one contender spot. Brock is still the Pay Per View draw, the guy for big box office, but you’re putting importance on those fighting for the chance to fight Brock (and, indirectly, still on the title itself). Brock is Zeus (the god, not the actor/wrestler) and the contenders are dying for the right to stand on Mount Olympus, let alone fight an unbeatable champion. They could erect statues of Lesnar along the entrance way. Put beastly banners up around the arena. Turn WWE Raw into the symbolic altar of the beast. Let Heyman host an occasional sacrifice of some local talent instead of another appearance where Brock bounces in place behind a spitting, screaming Heyman. Make it big, go all the way. Find a guy the fans organically get behind and nurture his push with the fans’ growing support. Imagine if The Beast rules WWE Raw. What will happen when the Beast meets The Demon?

Paul Heyman

Though I’m reluctant to suggest a non-wrestler in this role I don’t see anybody else who is either polished enough, a big enough star, or good enough on the mic to carry this. Paul has history with the McMahons and it makes more sense for him to take over the company than anybody else. Let Brock unseat Stephanie and Triple H (I know, fat chance) and use the Universal Title/Brock to control Raw. Just when the fans are happy to be rid of The Authority they pull the rug out from under us by mauling a beloved baby face. Give Paul an army, and though I loved the original, please don’t call it the Dangerous Alliance. Don’t call it anything. Let Paul continue to be the heel he has been. Let him continue to rub the Streak in our faces. Much like the NWO, let his control and fear of his secret supporters breed paranoia across both rosters. You never know if someone is a Paul Heyman guy (or girl) until it’s too late. Let The Club take people out, not focusing on winning, but creating chaos. Paul is like pirate Davey Jones, WWE is the open sea, and Brock is his Cracken. Brock would be a focal point, not the focal point. Heyman would unleash him as necessary to keep the WWE brass and roster in constant fear. Hell, leave Brock as a special teams player/attraction/hit man and make Roman the Universal Champion. Put him over Owens, Zayne, Rollins, everyone the hardcore fans love. No GM or Commissioner or Chairman could control them. Paul Heyman has had his vengeance and ruled atop the wrestling world. And instead of changing the business as he claims he would have he just sells out and tries to maintain his power. When the time is right a baby face fights up through the army and slays the Beast. When the Beast is slain he still has to try to beat the man on top of the world.

I’m not a booker, wrestling luminary, or behind the scenes guru but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what’s not working. The three ideas above are just that: ideas. They’re opinions from a wrestling fan. If the 30 writers, Hall of Fame agents, and billionaire Chairman come up with better I say great. They should come up with better ideas than a guy who has been a passive observer for almost three decades. The point is there are serious options available to take what makes a character like Negan work and apply it to one of their own. Comedy has its place in wrestling but I’m sick of heels I can’t hate and “top” heroes I can’t like. The above scenarios would also serve to utilize stale talent to establish the new regime, allow for use of new talent who have been lost since the call up, breathe new life into acts that need a fresh approach, and establish a heel’s heel at the top of the mountain. I’m not suggesting WWE copy The Walking Dead. I’m just taking the successes TWD have had and applying it to WWE.

Did I miss someone else who could be a Negan-like heel? Let me know and state your case below or e-mail me at bshowbrian@gmail.com. We will be discussing this on an upcoming episode and if an idea strikes me we will talk about it and credit you. Leave your information with the idea so we know who to shout out and subscribe to our show so you don’t miss it.

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Episode 17 or WWE’s Class Ring Style Titles and Summer Slam Weekend

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Brian and Andy were able to get together to watch WWE Summer Slam for the first time in 15 years. This week they revisit all the happenings over Summer Slam weekend.

-NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 2 thoughts

-“Glorious” Bobby Roode

-Ember Moon’s debut

-NXT Booking Subtlteties

-Bayley versus Asuka

-Is Bayley the greatest female wrestler?

-Thoughts on Samoa Joe versus Brock Lesnar

-Brock Lesnar on PEDs

-Ways WWE not testing part-timers hurts the new generation

-Samoa Joe versus Shinsuke Nakamura

-Shinsuke Nakamura’s Entrance

-Summer Slam 2016

-Was Bret Hart right? Is Seth Rollins reckless?

-Finn Balor versus Seth Rollins

-Fugly WWE Universal Title

-Mick Foley’s comments towards fans reacting to the Universal Title

-John Cena versus AJ Styles steals the show

-Cena goes emo after losing a match clean

-The Dean Ambrose Dolph Ziggler train-wreck

-WWE injuries continue to pile up

-Aderall and wellness policy suspensions

-Roman Reigns versus Russev

-Is Roman Reigns the only option to put the WWE Universal Title on?

-Post Summer Slam Raw

-Sami Zayn-injured or master selling??

-Brock Lesnar splits Randy Orton

-Bayley gets called up

-What comics Brian and Andy are reading

-The Strain

-Fables

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Episode 14- WWE, Comic Books, Van Halen, and F*ck Bob Dylan

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-Rest in Peace, Marty Ruff-

The Dynamic Duo of Brian Jay and Andy Ruff reunite to discuss the latest crappenings and to remember Andy’s late father, Marty.

-Remembering when Van Halen was cool

-The original Van Halen debut album

-Memories of wrestling, music and sports with Andy’s dad, Marty

-JBL is WWE’s Foghorn Leghorn

-Andy’s post-WWE Draft thoughts

-Was Finn Balor versus Seth Rollins in the works for WrestleMania 32?

-Spawn of Satan Baby II

-Andy-“Fuck Bob Dylan, the crazy hippie”

-David Bowie

-Is “Weird Al” a nice d*ck?

-How WWE could showcase Bayley on NXT and WWE

-Thoughts on Nia Jax in WWE

-Post Draft Raw and SmackDown Live are the same show, thanks to Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn

-Are the small production changes enough to make the shows feel different?

-Ric Flair’s and Mick Foley’s selective candor

-WWE adding new titles to SmackDown Live

-How long before Nikki Bella beats Becky Lynch for the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship?

-No Goldberg……Please….

-Batman The Killing Joke

-Suicide Squad and Harley Quinn & The Joker

-Mark Hamill conversation between The Joker and Luke Skywalker- Star Wars Celebration 2014

-Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

-Jason Mewes’ addiction recovery

-Happy Birthday, Kevin Smith

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Episode 10-Matt and Jeff Hardy’s Final Deletion or Natalya Runs Like Super Mario

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Andy and Brian are back together this week talking about the latest in wrestling/WWE.

-TNA Final Deletion with Matt and Jeff Hardy

-WWE denies Kurt Angle Return

-Natalya runs like NES Super Mario

-Bret Hart’s Recent comments on Triple H

-Randy Orton versus Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam?

-Bobby “The Brain” Heenan joins Twitter

-Top/Favorite WWF/WWE commentary teams

-1980’s Ultimate Weenie Vince McMahon versus today’s Mr. McMahon

-When will we see Shinsuke Nakamura and Finn Balor on the main roster?

-Hilary or Trump? Which foot do I want to shoot?

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