I spoke to the brains of Botchamania about his current KickStarter, which he hopes will fund an awesome new book recounting the history of pro wrestling video games.
We talked about; the book, its history, the team behind it, the huge video game and wrestling names who’ve signed on to be interviewed, AKI games, THQ, CZW, being the man behind Botchamania, and so much more. This was a super fun interview and I’m glad to share it with y’all. Listen and share, if you’d be so kind!
For real; WrestleZone is the absolute dirt worst site in the wrestling game. Even worse than Bleacher Report which is just comically bad.
WrestleZone, firstly, is a leech - like most free sites. It takes news from informed, higher standard, paid subscription sites and posts it for free on the internet, on their site, meaning THEY get advertising money and much-wanted clicks for other people’s works.
The news is often misquoted, exaggerated, embellished or otherwise twisted - yet still cites other people as their sources, essentially passing the buck when the news turns out to be BS.
Secondly, they give a platform to Mark Madden to spew his sensationalist, ill-informed, click-hungry bullshit in a shameless excuse for ‘journalism.’
Let’s be real here - no news source or website is 100% perfect. In or out of wrestling. But, this attitude that no news site in wrestling is trustworthy is bullshit. People just choose to read the cheapest, most sensationalist BOLLOCKS and then get annoyed about it, despite it being obvious ahead of time that this is what they do.
If you follow them on twitter or facebook, post their shit, or take the bait when they post some attention-seeking editorial you are part of the problem. Have higher standards with what you read.
July 26th 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's first ever event. Today, PWG is regarded as one of the most entertaining wrestling companies in existence. Happy birthday PWG, and thank you.
People who wear ‘I’m a Chris Benoit guy’ tees are the lamest of the lames. You’re not edgy bro, you’re that faux-edgy douche who thinks he’s shocking people but he’s really just causing them to roll their eyes so far back into their heads they can check themselves for brain tumors.
Rewatching the excellent Barbed Wire City documentary a few days ago - this quote from New Jack stood out to me. People always talk in a quite light hearted way about Paul Heyman’s infamous silver tongue and how he rallied the troops of ECW with motivational talks and endlessly dangling carrots - but knowing what we know now about ECW, and it’s effect on the performers, should Heyman be judged more harshly for promising success to wrestlers who brutalised themselves often for literally no money?
For the past 26 years, Dave Meltzer’s homemade publication, The Wrestling Observer, has pulled back the curtain on a notoriously secretive business.
-New York Times.
I took a look at the latest retelling of the ECW story. This one however was a lot more brutal, and a lot more honest than you might expect. Read the review!
The most recent edition of the Chair Shot Podcast features a competition for listeners. We’re giving away one t-shirt from WWEShop,com, that’s ANY shirt of the winner’s choosing, shipping anywhere in the world, AND any indie show from Smart Mark Video On Demand (SMVOD.com for their library)!
To enter, just listen to the show for details, and submit your entry on our Contact Us page, making sure to send it to ‘Paul.’ When entering, make sure you let us know whether you want the shirt or the VOD, we’re giving away one of each.
This week’s show was genuinely one of the best we’ve done, I laughed a lot, and we had a good time. Please listen, share, and enter the contest! :)
The ChairShot Podcast is doing a very special give away folks! Details on how to enter are in the first few minutes of the show. You can win;
I’m glad we did the contest this week because it was one of the best episodes we’ve done in a long, long, long time. I laughed til I cried, a couple of times actually.
SO. Listen to the show for details, enjoy, and spread the word!