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Minutes with the Mayor Ep. 62: Taeler Hendrix

On this edition of Minutes with the Mayor, Derek is joined by NPWL Women’s Champion Taeler Hendrix to discuss a variety of topics, including growing up as a wrestling fan while not being allowed to watch it, the evolution of women’s wrestling, who inspired her as a wrestler, and much more.

To purchase a ticket to NPWL’s next event for either yourself or for a youth who couldn’t otherwise attend, go to NPWLeague.com/tickets for more information.

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman

Special Guest: Taeler Hendrix (@taeler_hendrix)

Music by Action Bronson (@actionbronson)

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Royal Rumble 2019 Weekend in Phoenix, AZ – Events, Food Recommendations, and More!

I’m a Phoenix resident who is VERY excited for our city to be hosting the Royal Rumble a couple of weeks from now. So much so, that I put together a Twitter thread on all of the wrestling related events going on, as well as local rec’s for food, drink, and nightlife. Original link: https://twitter.com/thesteelcage/status/1082722886756921344

Below, I’ve copy/pasted the information I previously shared. If you have questions beyond what’s listed here, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Hit us up here or via Twitter for best results.

TLDR; If you came to Phoenix for #WrestleMania XXVI, things have changed. There are a ton of great options for the #RoyalRumble crowd in and around downtown Phoenix by walking, Metro light rail, or a quick Lyft ride.

Friday – Sunday:

Royal Rumble Axxess @ Phoenix Convention Center

🎟️: https://phoenix.ticketforce.com/?search=axxess

Friday, 1/25:

5pm, Downtown Phoenix – #TheRambleBeforeTheRumble at @CrescentPHX presented by Mat Mania Podcast x The Steel Cage Podcast, featuring Mega Ran, Teek Hall, Bear Ghost, and Andy Savage

🎟️: http://rumble.thesteelcage.com

📰: https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/01/02/best-local-music-phoenix-maine-ajj-co-op-rhythm-room-house-party/2436123002/

7:30pm, Downtown Phoenix – #Z1Championship at Unexpected Art presented by Zealot Wrestling, featuring Joey Ryan, Delilah Doom, and lots of other great regional talent!

🎟️: https://zealotprowrestling.yapsody.com/event/index/300411?ref=elink

8pm, Downtown Mesa (via Light Rail) – #PartyMania3 at Nile Theater presented by Party Hard Wrestling, featuring Suede Thompson, Effy, Shane Marvel, R3, and more!

🎟️: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1735150?utm_medium=bks

Saturday, 1/26:

10am, Downtown Mesa (via Light Rail) – #PancakeParty at Nile Theater presented by Party Hard Wrestling. Free with #PartyMania3 ticket stub.

4:15pm, Downtown Phoenix – #NXTTakeOver Phoenix at TSR Arena presented by WWE

🎟️: http://www.ticketmaster.com/wwe-nxt-takeover-phoenix/event/19005511E6AF71FD

*** free access to light rail with your ticket stub 4 hours before and after the event – this applies to all three TSR Arena shows // not the Royal Rumble on Sunday, though ***

8pm, Mid-Phoenix – Money in the Stank, presented by Elite Wrestling Entertainment at Ringside Sports Grill – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elite-wrestling-entertainment-presents-money-in-the-stank-tickets-50057360914

Sunday, 1/27:

10:30am, Downtown Phoenix – Sunrise Showdown, presented by Sonoran Championship Wrestling at The Duce – $15 GA at the door, $30 bottomless mimosas

1pm, Downtown Phoenix – #SomethingToWrestle (…………….with Bruce Prichard) at Stand Up Live

🎟️: http://phoenix.standuplive.com/event.cfm?id=506869&cart

4pm, Downtown Phoenix – #RoyalRumble at Chase Field, presented by WWE

🎟️: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/wwe-royal-rumble/event/1900554896C23895

9:30pm, Downtown Phoenix – Dolph Ziggler and Sarah Tiana comedy show at @standuplive

🎟️: http://phoenix.standuplive.com/event.cfm?id=520675&cart

10pm, Downtown Phoenix – Royal Rumble After Party, presented by Mat Mania and The Steel Cage at Cobra Arcade Bar featuring Mega Ran – Costume Contest + Special Guests

Monday, 1/28:

5:30pm, Downtown Phoenix – #RAW at TSR Arena, presented by WWE

🎟️: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/wwe-monday-night-raw/event/1900551C8FF35812

*** free access to light rail with your ticket stub 4 hours before and after the event – this applies to all three TSR Arena shows // not the Royal Rumble on Sunday, though ***

10pm, Downtown Phoenix – Monday Night Ran – RAW After Party, presented by Mat Mania and The Steel Cage at Cobra Arcade Bar – Trivia Contest + Special Guests

Tuesday, 1/29:

5:30pm, Downtown Phoenix – #SDLive at TSR Arena, presented by WWE

🎟️: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/wwe-smackdown-live-phoenix-arizona-01-29-2019/event/1900551C8FFA5815

*** free access to light rail with your ticket stub 4 hours before and after the event – this applies to all three TSR Arena shows // not the Royal Rumble on Sunday, though ***

🌮🌯 Mexican Food:

Carolina’s – amazing tortillas and fantastic machaca – http://www.carolinasmex.com/

Roland’s – wood-fired amazingness and full bar – http://rolandsphx.com/

Gallo Blanco – gourmet tacos and the like, full bar – http://galloblancocafe.com/

🍻🍔 Gastropubs:

The Churchill – Shipping container marketplace. Great beer selection. Excellent sandwiches, Mexican, and pizza options https://thechurchillphx.com/

Angels Trumpet Ale House – http://angelstrumpetalehouse.com/

OHSO Brewery – http://ohsobrewery.com/

🍺 Breweries:

AZ Wilderness Brewery – Great burgers. Nature-inspired beers. – https://www.azwbeer.com/

Wren House Brewery (BYO food) – https://www.wrenhousebrewing.com/

Mother Bunch Brewery – http://motherbunchbrew.com/

State 48 Brewery – https://state48brewery.com/

🍺 Taprooms / Bottle Shops:

The Whining Pig (paninis, beer, and wine) – http://www.thewhiningpig.com/

Kings Beer and Wine (BYO food) – http://www.kingsbeerwine.com/index.html

Wandering Tortoise (BYO food)

🍕 PIZZA!!!!

– Phoenix is an EXTREMELY underrated pizza town. We don’t have our own style, but we’ve got the best of the best around.

Pizzeria Bianco – Italian-style wood-fired greatness http://www.pizzeriabianco.com/

Cibo Pizzeria – Artisanal pizza and pasta – http://www.cibophoenix.com/#!

Lou Malnatis – A Chicago favorite. DEEP dish. – https://www.loumalnatis.com/arizona-phoenix

🍖 BBQ:

Little Miss BBQ – Two locations. Original is on University. New one is up in Sunnyslope. The latter is worth the drive, with an expanded menu and full bar. – https://www.littlemissbbq.com/

🍣 Sushi:

Harumi Sushi – Great sushi options. Purple rice. If you’re in the mood, this is THE place to go in Phoenix. – https://www.yelp.com/biz/harumi-sushi-phoenix

MOAR FOOD:

Welcome Diner – Southern comfort food. Biscuits, fried stuff, and it’s all so good. Beer and cocktails, too! – http://welcomediner.net/

Phoenix Public Market Cafe – Pretty much my favorite breakfast burrito around. Wonderful bakery options and more! https://cafe.phxpublicmarket.com/

Cornish Pasty Company – Think “gourmet Hot Pockets” and a wide selection of beer on tap! https://www.cornishpastyco.com/

The Duce – Food truck type fare – the sliders are fantastic, as is the Chicago Dog. Their cocktails are pricey, but for a reason – they squeeze fresh fruit juice and take extra care to make each one – WORTH IT. Get a Brown Derby. Thank me later. – http://theducephx.com/

Nightlife recommendations:

Cobra Arcade Bar – This place gets busy at night, but it’s worthwhile. Legit arcade with well-kept machines. – https://cobraarcadebar.com/

Valley Bar – It’s in an alley. It’s in the basement. It’s dark. The drinks are great. Usually live music. – https://www.valleybarphx.com/

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CJAE 80: WRESTLEKINGDOM 13!

Our favorite event of the year is here again, as WrestleKingdom 13 delivered with surprises, epics, EIGHT title changes, and a lot of goodbyes.  Join Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) and Chris Damasceno (@BrasilianFury) as they break down the exodus of the Elite, the return of Okada’s Thighs, the coronation of the Switchblade, the Uncanny Valley broached by Tiny KUSHIDA, and the Ace climbing back to the top of the mountain in a classic.

Sponsored by WrestleCrate and Lapel Yeah (@wrestlecrateusa, @LapelYeahPins).

Sponsored by WrestleCrate (@wrestlecrateusa) and Lapel Yeah (@LapelYeahPins)

Opening theme by Lemi and the Captain. Closing theme by Ayumi Nakamura (@ayumi_nakamura).

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Unfunny Nerd Tangent 66: Bumblebee

Travel back to the 80s with us as we grab a Hot Dog on a Stick, crank up the Stan Bush and squeeze into the back of a Volkswagen (we’re looking at you, Kevin Smith) for the latest offering from the Transformers franchise… Bumblebee.

With Tim still MIA in the sub-Atlantic, we invited fan-favorite, Transformers aficionado and all-round nostalgia critic, Yoshi, back on our show to give his thoughts.

And boy did he…

Everything you wanted to know about Transformers fandom is touched on in this episode, including the glorious G1 opening scenes, how Bumblebee’s character has changed over the years, and why John Cena may have been the most robotic character in the entire film.

You might wish our voice boxes had been damaged after this one, but in any case, Transform, roll out and tune your car stereo to Route… sorry… UNT 66: Bumblebee.

Hosted by: ‘Captain Boomerang’ Greig Tansley (@GreigT13).

Featuring: ‘SuperJew’ Jared Robinovitz (@SuperJew75) and from the Transmission Podcast (@trnsmissions) via YoshiCast.com –  Yoshi (@yousephtanha).

Music by: Stan Bush, John Cena and Rick Astley.

If you don’t have a Charlene like Skids, go after the very next best thing by grabbing an Unfunny Nerd Tangent shirt! Mon Milfma will help you fix your car, invent the internet or even make sure you’ve got ‘The Touch’!

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Podcast Episode 364: It’s a New Year (Yes It Is)

An era has officially passed, with the loss of Mean Gene Okerlund. But WWE moves on…

The McMahon Family shake-up continues as stars like Apollo Crews and Mustafa Ali continue foreplay before their (hopeful) breakout moments. Things like that keep us engaged and tuned in – and so far, the shake-up has proven to be successful. How long will that last, though?

As far as we can tell, the Royal Rumble build continues to keep the excitement coming. Cautious optimism prevails!

Featuring: ‘Captain Kaveman’ Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman) and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag).

Intro music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley. Outro music by Andy Savage (@pattiakassassin).

This episode is brought to you by The Muscle Hustle, available for iOS and Android devices. Visit promo.thesteelcage.com to download!

Get tickets to The Ramble Before The Rumble at Crescent Ballroom by visiting rumble.thesteelcage.com!

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