Podcast Episode 172: RIP Curb Stomp. RIP Mizdow.

So that's what a Russian chain looks like.
So that’s what a Russian chain looks like.

Months after the “RKO Vines” thing went viral, WWE finally decides to cash in on the “RKO Out of Nowhere” bit. My gut reaction was that it was another “typical WWE” missing the boat moment.. But ultimately, the timing may have been right. Randy Orton played the role quite well, and there’s at least some intrigue going into the steel cage match for the championship this Sunday at Extreme Rules.

Unfortunately, “typical [corporate] WWE” did rear its ugly head this week, with the passing of the Curb Stomp – Seth Rollins’ unique finisher that we have seemingly seen the last of. The reasons for this are up for debate, as none of us knows for sure – but the one sure thing is that the removal is unnecessary. Seth Rollins has definitely lost some of the wind from his sails. Can he recover?

Hosted By: ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop)

Featuring: ‘A Bomb’ Adam Hess (@ahess49), Derek (@cap_kaveman), and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag).

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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For most of the last 30+ years of my life, I've been watching WWE. As a kid, Monday Night Raw hooked me from the start. From Bret Hart and Razor Ramon, to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.. I've witnessed the ups and downs and I'm proud to have enjoyed pro wrestling through the years. Though I now watch in a much different fashion than I did when I was a kid (finding out Vince McMahon was the owner and Jack Tunney no more than a figurehead was like finding out Santa Claus did not exist), I feel like I have a much greater appreciation for the hard work pro wrestlers do and the things they sacrifice to entertain us. It's still real to me, dammit!