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Edited by wumbo3000

I have never used so much Google before in my life. I know nothing about current wrestling, so every time they would blurt out a crazy name, I wanted to look up these insane wrestlers. My knowledge of wrestling is only limited to the attitude era.

Posted by Leosol

I'm literally watching Raw on mute while listening to this. Best way to experience WWE lol

Posted by InternetDetective

I WILL BREAK YOUR BACK AND MAKE YOU HUMBLE

Posted by redrum_redrum

Lets get ready to rumble!

Edited by LegendaryChopChop

I haven't listened yet, but I really hope this isn't consisted of "wrestling was dumb but awesome before, but totally stupid and boring now" with people who don't regularly watch it who somehow are expected to commentate and discuss the topic.

Posted by serjizzalot

I dont even watch wrestling but decided to give this a listen

Posted by ThePantheon

Jared Rhea?

Fuckin hell yeah. Love when he's on the bombcasts.

Posted by MormonWarrior

Any reason for me to listen to this? I've never, ever found any enjoyment whatsoever from professional wrestling. Even as a kid, I found it profoundly stupid and pointless.

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Posted by Pudge

@branthog said:

Damn. I thought this was the actual bombcast. Oh well, enjoy fake wrestling freaks! :)

Hey man, let me come over there and hit you in the head with a steel chair and then hurl you off of a ladder. It wont hurt at all right?

Edited by sociald1077

Any reason for me to listen to this? I've never, ever found any enjoyment whatsoever from professional wrestling. Even as a kid, I found it profoundly stupid and pointless.

Probably no reason to listen then. Its a lot of talk about pro wrestling.

And it's AAAAWWWWEEESSSSOOOMMMMEEEEE!!!!!

Posted by RadleyDuder

FINALLY! I've been waiting for this podcast for years! :D

Posted by Arrested_Developer

I only ever got into wrestling during The Rock era around 99 or 2000 but how can I pass up sweet sweet GB content?

Edited by MEATBALL

Christian is awesome and absolutely deserves his spot, hell I think he deserves more. Dude has barely been given an opportunity to be interesting lately, and I think he's done a decent job getting over in the few opportunities they've given him.

Christian is one of the most underrated Wrestlemania performers ever, he can talk and he is a great wrestler, and yet he has never quite hit the heights he has deserved for various reasons. He totally deserves to play a part in the Smackdown/WHC main event scene.

And that's my nerdrant. Great cast, guys. Would love to see this once a month or something.

Edited by Time_Lord

Good show I think once a week would be two much as the WWE seems to have a lot of filler each week but I guess that's the price they pay for having 8 hours of tv to fill each week. But I think you should do the cast before each PPV the only thing I would add is to give your picks for who's going to win.

Edited by Sammo21

This is good timing as I am getting back into wrestling right now.

Edited by Wuddel

What? But I hate wrestling!

Posted by Edmundus

I'm so pumped they actually went ahead and did this!

Posted by Tesla

I haven't followed wrestling since I was a child but I love listening to these guys talk about it.

Posted by Haze

Daniel Bryan and The Wyatt's have me interested in the Fed for the first time in 8 years. I can't wait for them to completely screw it up!

Posted by AlKusanagi
Posted by llexan

This is amazing.

Edited by Y2Ken

I got into wrestling back around 1996 as a young boy, and spent a lot of my primary school years deep into WCW (cause we didn't have the TV channels with WWF) and also playing the Smackdown! games religiously.

Once I hit secondary school, I didn't watch as much (although I started watching a bunch of classic matches from old PPVs), but I continued to play a whole lot of the Smackdown (and later SvR) franchise right up to around 2008/9.

When I went to Uni, I actually dropped off the games (they became replaced by SFIV and Smash Bros as the couch competition fighting games of choice). I watched a LOT of TNA in 2009-2011 though, cause I put it on just to see how it was and me and several housemates got super into watching it as a dumb thing on a Saturday.

Since leaving uni I haven't seen much, but it still holds a special place in my heart. I picked up SvR 2010 and maybe I'll grab the next one if it takes my fancy, WWE '13 seems kinda cool. Thanks for doing this guys, I look forward to more. Also great to hear Giancarlo, Jared, and Dan on the cast.

EDIT: I also love Mike Tenay. Him and Tazz together were half the reason we loved that damn show as much as we did. Just a really great play-by-play guy who always knew his business.

EDIT 2: So I just went and watched Summerslam. I think I'm back in for now, this podcast might be the motivation to pique my interest again.

Posted by mikey87144

That was really good. Alex should host more things.

Edited by dandead

I am just writing this to say that this show was great and I hope everyone comes back to do more of these as I had a lot of fun listen to y'all talk about 'rasslin'.

Edited by ImpendingFoil

Restarted my subscription, albeit monthly, for this podcast. Keep them coming and I will keep on giving you guys money.

Posted by DoakSim

Great job Alex! I'm an occasional fan of WWE, so super-interesting to hear everyone's history with the "sport!"

Posted by Adrian79

This was great, really enjoyed it. Look forward to the next one.

Posted by GERALTITUDE

zero interest in wrestling, still listening.

Posted by unordinarily

No interest in wrestling but I could listen to Jeff talking about anything.

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Edited by Hynes22

Look forward to listening, actually just got back into wrestling this should be good

Posted by Vyper

This is the best thing out of all things.

Edited by CharAznable

I really enjoyed listening to this, and I'm glad to hear a variety of perspectives instead of a room full of superfans. I haven't watched wrestling in a decade but still find it kind of amusing from afar.

Also, @alex, you did a great fuckin' job hosting this.

Posted by tourgen

Hahaha it actually happened!

I always respected pro wrestling for the crazy type of performance entertainment it is and the dedication. Stopped watching back around 1999 tho.

Edited by HubrisRanger

FANTASTIC show. Only thing that could possibly make it better is some stupid crossover and have Chris Sims from ComicsAlliance appear on this thing. But short of that? Damn near perfect.

Edited by AP

YES! I'm always torn on dog walks whether to listen to Art of Wrestling or Giant Bombcast, now its like both, at the same time! Incredible

Posted by mtfikhan

Umm so does anyone know how I can get the premium podcasts onto Pocket Casts? I don't want to download the podcast every time

Edited by greymeister

Okay, so the intro music was perfect. I don't need to listen any longer to know this is awesome.

Posted by RanmaRanma

This was so good. I love it! Keep these coming guys, more than once a month if possible.

Posted by Splid

I...I....These tears on my face. They are born of joy!

Posted by blacklab

Weird, will not play.

Posted by BGFH

I haven't been interested in wrestling in years, but I have to listen to this. Downloading now.

Edited by VarkhanMB

This was incredibly enlightening. So glad you guys are doing this. Might even get me to buy tickets to some events... dammit.

Edited by FishboneJenkins

@hassun: I believe they're playing off of the wrestling move called a Power Bomb, hence Power Bombcast.

Posted by Hassun
Posted by DougCL

fucking finally. this was really awesome. i wish it was more than monthly.

Posted by 8Bit_Archer

This is great.. Wresting is shit... But this is great!

Posted by Winternet

95% of what is been said is foreign to me, but I listened to it all anyway and I liked it.

Edited by LegendaryChopChop

The IWC continues to be a prevalent problem in terms of wrestling critique; they are much of the problem with the wrestling game today, itself. Jeff played it well, the other guys were pretty damn guilty of the terrible woes that is the Internet Wrestling Community.

I love wrestling but, damn, I can't say that this was an easy listen at times. Overly-pretentious fans of wrestling these days just, like, man. They can really grate you. Respect for the industry and being smart about it doesn't really need to go down the route of near-pretentiousness. I disagree with a lot of what WWE has done, can, and will do: But man, they know their shit and audience more than fantasy bookers, truthfully.

It got way better near the end when it wasn't complaining, actually having a pretty good discussion about the video games of the company. I did like that part quite a bit.