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 39- WWE, The XFL, and Unmade George Lucas Films

Get well, Mr. Positive. Brian and Andy bounce around with an ADHD afflicted conversation this week:

-The cancelled Constantine series

-Goofing on Tomi Lahren

-Stephen Wright Jokes

-Stephanie McMahon’s battered passive aggressive husband: the fourth face of Foley

-Forgettable road to WrestleMania

-Samoa Joe versus Roman Reigns

-WWE: please light the world on fire

-George Lucas’ Apocalypse Now

-George Lucas’ sequel trilogy treatments versus original 6 film Star Wars concept

-The frightening ET 2 that almost was

-Gaming Historian

-Growing up in the late 80’s/early 90’s

-Discussing ESPN’s This Was the XFL

-Showing some love to the Wrestling Roundtable

-Modern Day All In The Family/ Jeffersons reboot

-Wolverine: Return to the old costume?

-Alex Jones on the Joe Rogan Experience

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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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Episode 30-WWE Illuminati Transsexual Conspiracy Theories or Aquaman’s Lobster Bake

-Outrage over WWE Raw’s near Cinnemax soft-core segment with Enzo and Lana

-Live review of ridiculous Youtube WWE Conspiracy videos- “Charlotte Flair is a man” and “All WWE Wrestlers are Transexuals/Illuminati Conspiracy”

-TLC 2016 recap and thoughts

-Is AJ Styles currently the “Best in the World”?

-Comic characters that get the shaft in every timeline

-Poor Aquaman

-News on an upcoming B Show special- The First Annual Beverly Bombs

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Episode 27-Evolve is Wrestling’s Safe Space and James E. Limbaugh

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-Gabe Sapolsky, Evolve wrestling, and others cut ties with Joey Styles over political joke

-Was Gabe justified in dismissing Styles?

-Why are people so outraged if “PG Kills WWE”?

-Jim Cornette : is he serious, working us, or too used to being “that guy”

-The Hannibal/ Abdullah the Butcher saga

-Why can’t we like different wrestling styles without treating each other like sub-humans?

-How good Joey Ryan is

-Lucha Underground

-Comparing WWE and Indie wrestling to Pop and Alternative music

-Krymsyn Grayce

-Happy Birthday “Macho Man” Randy Savage

-Savage as Bonesaw McGraw

-Get well Vader; battling heart failure

-Vader and Dr. D slapping reporters in defense of wrestling

-Sin Cara, shit starter or  WWE’s Kenny from South Park

-The greatness of Ron Killings/R Truth and Little Jimmy

-Stephanie McMahon ignores Raw audience telling her SmackDown Live is a better show than Raw

-Possible opponents for Undertaker at WrestleMania

-Is Shane McMahon only in the Survivor Series tag match to build to a match with Brock?

-Good and bad Shane McMahon feuds

-Bring back War Games

-Remembering ECW’s failed Extreme Elimination Chamber

-TNA’s Lethal Lockdown

-Remembering TNA’s Planet Jarrett

-Japan’s robot dinosaurs and their impending world destruction

-Quick recap of They’re All Dead discussion on horror scores and soundtracks

-What happened with Global Force Wrestling? Why it was a good idea in theory.

-Two-minute Survivor Series speed preview

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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 22: Who’s the Babyface or Sasha Banks and Charlotte Main Event Raw

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Andy returns and Mr. Sheldon Positive comes on board for an interesting episode.

-Is Eric Bischoff suing “Broken” Matt Hardy?

-Delete or JeriKO- what’s the best thing in wrestling?

-Potential for Broken Matt and Jeff Hardy versus JeriKO

-Sasha Banks and Charlotte main event Raw

-Did their Raw match top Lita vs. Trish Stratus?

-WWE’s inconsistent character development is hurting Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins

-Braun Strowman: Mortal Kombat boss

-Idea for R Truth after Goldust leaves

-WWE’s time-honored tradition: racial insensitivities and exploitation

-Connor’s Cure: Stephanie’s image builder

-The greatness of JeriKO

-South Park season 20

-John Williams and Danny Elfman scored our childhood

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Episode 20- The List of Jericho and OPP

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IWE and MWO’s Mr. Positive joins Brian again this week for lots of wrestling talk.

-Was this week’s Raw the best since the brand split?

-Debut of the Raw Cruiserweights

-Thoughts on Baron Corbin

-Gran Metalik

-Brian doesn’t get the hype about Zack Sabre Jr.

-Jim Cornette’s podcast rants

-The List of Jericho

-Why Jericho is Raw’s MVP

-Could a “co-Universal Champion” angle with Owens and Jericho be effective?

-WWE Universal Title angle ideas

-Is the Kevin Owens/Seth Rollins feud just leading to another Triple H versus Stephanie angle?

-Big Show

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Episode 18- Heyman Wants a Lapdance or Whacked By Mickie Mouse

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-Kevin Owens is the WWE Universal Champion

-Potential storylines and challengers for Kevin Owens going forward

-Paul Heyman’s fist full of dollars

-AJ Styles- best thing on SmackDown, best work of his career

-The Miz/Daniel Bryan situation

-Daniel Bryan return rumors

-Remembering the Mick Foley versus Triple H feud

-17th Anniversary of Mankind’s “Rock, This is Your Life” segment

-Thoughts on Suicide Squad

-Random comic talk

-Remembering Mr. Fuji

-Remembering Gene Wilder

-Disney to release documentary on first African American animator

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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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