This Week's Show
Welcome back for part two with special guests: the That Thing You Like Podcast! Brian Shirlaw (@brian_rs) and Chris Baxter(@cbax) finish our marathon discussion on wrestling with power rankings and shout outs.
Make sure to catch part one.
- Andres Alvarez(@nerdnumbers)
- Special Guest Brian Shirlaw(@brian_rs)
- Special Guest Chris Baxter(@cbax)
- Produced by Brian Foster(@boxscorebrian)
This Week's Poll
A filler rerun in our normal spot! This week's real poll has spoilers for this week's episode, so I put it below the notes, scroll down at your own peril!
A staple of the TTYL show is power rankings. In a draft like fashion, the hosts pick their three favorite characters in a pop-culture item. Sometimes, they fail, like Chris's selection in Game of Thrones... Check out 1:03:55 to see what I mean.
Brian Foster played the part of commissioner, unlike ping-pong balls, our randomizer is a bit simpler.
One key to good power rankings is constructing a good team, so we had some rules.
- Pick three wrestlers from any era.
- Two of your wrestlers have to be a tag team together, with a good reason.
- Two of your wrestlers have to be in a feud (This can also be the tag team).
Chris selected Mick Foley(@realmickfoley)
Brian selected the Rock(@TheRock)
Dre selected Triple H(@TripleH)
Brian points out the Rock is amazing on social media. Definitely worth a follow.
Triple H has a great documentary you can catch on Netflix.
Triple H tore his quad in a match. Logically, you keep going.
Dre selected Chyna(@ChynatheIcon)
Brian selected Daniel Bryan(@WWEDanielBryan)
Chris selected Bayley(@itsBayleyWWE)
Vince Russo penned a great piece on why Chyna belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Chris selected R.D. Evans(@Oh_Robert_Evans)
Brian selected A.J. Lee(@WWEAJLee)
Dre selected Andre the Giant.
A.J. Lee was not the women's champ when we recorded this podcast. Observe Brian's precognitive abilities!
Sadly, Vince McMahon has not handled openly gay wrestlers well.
Brian did throw out that the WWE is getting better in regards to female wrestling feuds. Although, calling them Divas, not the best start.
Cyndi Lauper did a music video for the Goonies, which has virtually nothing to do with the movie; that has a cameo from Andre, the Giant!
The original streak ending. Andre lost to Hogan in Wrestlemania 3.
Brian's team is Daniel Bryan and A.J. Lee as "Team Adult Relationship" to feud with the Rock.
Chris's team is Bayley and R.D. Evans as "Team Hug-Friends" to feud with crazy Cactus Jack.
Dre's team is Chyna and Andre the Giant as "Team Wonders of the World" to feud with Triple H.
We discuss the Woo vs. Yes! poll. While TTYL sides with Yes!, the poll has Woo! up by a large margin.
We agree, all great podcasts need a great Brian.
This Week's Poll
Chris shouts out Jordan Bowman(@jBowmancouver) and Wyatt Arndt(@TheStanchion). They write for the Province paper at the Legion of Blog. They have several podcasts: the Legion of Blogcast -- At the Movies...10 Years Later
Brian shouts out Erika Moen(@ErikaMoen), for her great webcomic ohjoysextoy.com, which is a perfect blend of sex-ed and funny. She also has a great Patreon Account, which lets you support her work. Seriously, an easy investment that's well worth it.
Erika Moen was on the That Thing You Like podcast, and it was amazing. Brian leaks that she'll be back on soon with a subject they'll reveal at a later date.
I shout out the Cracked Podcast, specifically the recent one on statistics, which delves into sports a ton.
I shout out the great documentary Stripped, which talks about comics. Dave Kellet(@davekellet) and Fred Schroeder(@FredSchroeder) did a great job. The sale I mention is over sadly, but it's still easily worth the cost.
Intro Music: Test Drive by Zapac
Outro Music: Turn it Up by CFO