(282) Moveset Radio: April 1, 2019

I bet you Dave Meltzer's not talking about Kurt Angle on Wrestling Observer Live.
26 minutes

The Co-Milk Hoses discuss the inevitable upcoming retirement of their idol Kurt Angle, potentially ending their fine radio progrem, Kurt Angle Moveset Radio, in the process.

Kurt promotional considerates himself in a somewhat old pizza ad. (:04)

Instead of Kurt's TRIP to the Grocery, RD replays his first recorded analysis of his favorite wrestler from 13 years ago, where it all began. (:06)

Obscure Kurt Angle News (:11): Younger brother and progrem guest Eric Angle was arrested for doing something stupid...a month ago. RD believes the older brother can help him back on to the right path (as long as he is sober while doing so).

Today's (Final) Kurt Angle Question of the Week (:14) comes from Casey S who asks about Kurt's ideal match that never happened. RD wishes he had gone to Japan/while in TNA to face Okata to showcase his greatness.

Current Kurt Angle News has RD wishing he beat up Ken Patera. (:18) Neither are happy about him facing Baron Corbin for his retirement match. They disagree with Dave Meltzer not five-starring his battle with Brock Lesnar due to a mistimed move or other.

For this occasion RD does the Weekly Kurt Angle Haiku:
Kurt vs. Corbin.
What a dumb way for it to end.
I'll miss his moveset.

Blade: "Yeah."




Episode 44: Pilots: March 5, 2019

32 minutes

Blade is still with RD at his home following the earlier recording of the standard radio progrem. His
Jazz Overnight sounds very sleepy now though. He entertains the people about how he can't remember most of their old episodes, unsurprisingly. However at least he's not drinking right now. Small steps and all.

Since RD has been encouraging listener participation for this show's incarnation, Zapp Fabian suggested reviewing an old episode (:04). So RD takes a look at the pilot, all the way back in August 2005. (:07)

  • The audio quality remains in high phone-buzzing over-modulated fidelity.
  • "You know."
  • The progrem was originally started before their appearance on Get In The Ring Radio...which they killed off, sending the original podcasters off the Internet.
  • RD sure talked a lot back then, at least compared to "greenhorn" Blade and in talking about WC. 
  • Someone reviewing it at the time thought of it as a "17 minute voice IM. " (:17)
  • RD links current Sunny to Maude back then. This gives Blade a coughing fit. I hope he doesn't cough straight into RD's microphone. 
    The Once and Future Bea
  • RD forgot who Clumsy Girl was. Don't feel too bad, I forgot too.
  • Neither likes how they sounded then. (:13)
  • RD still doesn't watch much of Raw.  
  • Young RD had a Tivo from 2003. 
  • Blade was partying hard at Young RD's age of 36.
  • Tim Conway and Tom Wopat are still alive...for now.
  • RD wants to ask people about Dorff. (:17)
  • Young RD: "How did we get on Don Knotts?" RD: "That's a question you'll ask a lot, RD."
  • Kerwin White was discussed a lot, for obvious reasons. (:21)
  • So too the Boogeyman.
  • Revenge of the Nerds came out in 1984. 
  • The two are not used to their old voices talking about Gooker nominees in August. (:26)
  • RD was sad he didn't make a Heidenrich Energy quip. "I'm really confused...What is wrong with you, young RD?"
  • RD is surprised Blade did not make a trashbag reference.  (:28)

Blade wants to makeup haiku for the episode, though oddly he doesn't do so here now. RD is surprised people still wanted to listen after, or paid to listen after, either then or now. I believe Vince says the same thing of his own product every day instead of relating to the middle class.

281 Chicks With Chips: March 5, 2019

Oh, Hi Blade.

85 minutes

Blade is once again visiting RD at his home after more than 10 years. He is thankful he can be Jazz Overnight instead of using a "burner" phone. He still has a Big Announcement somewhere. He was in Chicago for Cory Udler's birthday, hence the subsequent visit.

The Fruitcakes plan to record another RD&BS immediately after; in following their desire for user participation they will follow one's request by going over an old show. (:05)

Blade got lost in this very site while recently browsing it. I cannot blame him, this place is VERY extensive. (:09)

Blade went by himself to a ghetto gas station in Philadelphia. (:10) He bought their local Homegirls (Sweeties flavor) potato chips which confuses him for some reason. They turn out as sweet as the packaging. Their brother brand, Chumpies, are also sweet, albeit less so.

RD has a stroopwafel from his Dutch grocery. Blade becomes nostalgic when eating it which fills his head as he doesn't have any words. "It's...different." Then: "it's very good." RD has to explain to him what a stroopwafel is including the Wikipedia mentioned custom of placing one over a cup of coffee to loosen the syrup inside. Unfortunately, he only has Diet Mountain Lightning at the moment, which is not good hot OR cold.

RD has polished his Faxtrolla. (:22) Woman Gorgeous George has pickles which sounds like something Man Gorgeous George would have had (while he was alive of course). The Fruitcakes silent interactive a video on her Facebook page about George Frankenstein's Dill With It Pickles. Blade decides to buy some. RD abstains, as he is not a big pickle man. Ahem.

Blade: "Do you like soap?"

RD is speechless. (:28)

This is supposedly a segue to Hollywood making organic soap to sell on Etsy. Blade is confused by some of the flavors. He still has his Rock talking soap, which has a better shelf life and audience than Francine's fetish used soap.

As mentioned before in exasperation, Tam was arrested. (:34) The difference this time is that there was actually an article on WWE (you know things are bad when they have something!) which Blade reads as he calls himself a "talentless drunk". Like me RD is (still) speechless that she's still out and about afterwards her SIXTH drunk driving incident (after "video conferencing" with a judge to make things even more absurd.)

Blade recounts how he got a DWI on his 18th birthday (but not for being underage) which put him on the straight and narrow to drink at home nowadays. Good man. It is frightening that he has his head on straighter than (the older) Tam.

Maryse is expecting her second child. (:40)

As mentioned earlier Blade was in Chicago to see Cory for his birthday, and KISS (not for their birthday). (:43) For some reason (drinking at home perhaps?) he recorded Cory doing the Nintendo John for a change (having it as Blade with that different than usual audio setup would have been too obvious), alongside the Honky Tonk Mailman (thankyouverymuch) and Gene and Paul, the latter two being visited at a eerily silent "backstage". Apparently Madison Rayne is returning. Blade laughs quietly throughout. Shockingly the HTMM does not provide any stamp news.

Corey Strode (not on Patreon) asks a question about WOW. (:56) RD guesses Blade would prefer Russo WCW. Surprisingly however, he instead prefers 1988 WWF. Santana Garrett of current WOW debuted in a show with Blade - I mean the Midnight Rose. Like him I mix those two up also. Also it's his 10th anniversary.

Ed Leslie, of all people, is entering the Hall of Fame. (:60) The Fruitcakes wonder who else should be inducted. This is not a repeat from last year when they also did this, which is itself not a repeat from the month before that when they also did this. (:71)

Blade wants the Midnight Express post-roster change, Miss Elizabeth and her granny panties, and Demolition. RD wants Jim Cornette, the British Bulldogs, and the Gooker, of course.

Blade never had a problem with Roman Reigns. (:73) Big Dave Bistro has also returned. Sources are having Kofi Kingston against Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania. Blade finally has his own Becky Lynch doll, who RD now considers his favorite female wrestler ever after her master trolling online [What? There's no mention of The Room's Tommy Wiseau wanting to be special guest ring announcer at Wrestlemania 35? You're Tearing Me Apart, R.D.! -RVM Kai].

Seventeen Syllables to say about that:
Becky with a dick.
Russo bomb at Mania:
Penis on a pole.



$31.50 plus that $19.99 The Price Is Right




"Fun" With Tammy



That's odd. I don't remember having a spare TamTrolla around. Did Chris send us a spare? Or worse; is Mike calling in again? I don't want any coffee right now, thank you!

Anyway, let's see what it's sent us. Hopefully it's not more adventures in love or what have you.

...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME.


WWE HALL OF FAMER TAMMY SYTCH ARRESTED


Seriously. AGAIN.

Feels like I've been here before. 

WWE Hall of Famer Tammy "Sunny" Sytch was arrested yesterday in New Jersey and is currently incarcerated in Monmouth County Corrections in Freehold, New Jersey.  PWInsider.com is waiting for further details on the arrest.

At the time same, PWInsider.com has learned that a bench warrant was issued for Sytch in the State of Pennsylvania on 2/15.  That same day, the Carbon County Probation Department filed a motion to revoke Sytch's October 2018 parole.  Court records indicate that Sytch made payments of $120 in the months of October and November 2018 as part of a payment plan to reimburse the State of Pennsylvania for their costs in her legal cases but has not made any additional payments since that time.

To quote Brad: Wow.

These are the times I miss John Thomas, may he rest in peace. If he was on the case she wouldn't have needed to be hauled in!

Also out of all the things she has done, THIS is the tipping point? It's very...surprising. One's thoughts go to all those posts of hers looking for companionship and wondering - but no. Such a thinking won't do at all here.

[Future Update from the 25th: Apparently it wasn't a missed payment but yet ANOTHER DWI which only makes things worse. As if they could. This is hitting rock bottom and then going even further down.] 

Sytch was extradited back to Carbon County in March 2018 from the same Monmouth County Correctional Facility she is currently jailed in.   Sytch had been arrested in New Jersey last year for failing to appear in court for two DUI arrests.   While Sytch was being processed for multiple charges of Contempt - Disobedience/resistance in New Jersey, authorities learned that she was technically a fugitive from justice because a motion had been filed in August 2017 in PA requesting her February 2017 parole from the Carbon County in Pennsylvania be revoked. A bench warrant for Sytch's arrest was issued to bring her in for a hearing over the issue, but since Sytch was not living in PA at the time, she could not be located to be served or taken into custody.  

What in the - so  she was a fugitive for a crime while serving time for ANOTHER crime? I'm not sure how that would work, but I'm no Ace Attorney. I know if I had to deal with some rather...weird things in the expansive American legal justice system, I would become more crazier than usual. And I write about a deliberately awful radio progrem as a hobby, so that should tell you something.

Also for some unexplained reason I find it funny that she couldn't be brought in because she was out of town. It's not like these police departments could coordinate between themselves to better track persons of interest rather than just buying fancy weapons and looking for any excuse to try them out. (Somebody else's) tax dollars at work!

New Jersey authorities held her until PA authorities were able to come and extradite her. It was never clear whether Sytch's legal issues in New Jersey have been resolved.

If I may make a guess - no. They have not.

The article lists the three DUI charges she accrued within a month in 2015, one of them while buying "milk and eggs". Living the gimmick even now, I see.

Her three month sentence was lenient, served in rehab instead of prison, part of it paid for by WWE.

She was released without spending a day in prison but was warned by Judge Matika that if she got into trouble at any point during her five-year probation, there would be consequences. 

Alright, so how did that go?

Just 18 days into those five years, Sytch was arrested in Northampton County, PA.

Figures. Although it just seem like only a fine was paid. This time.

 On 9/12/16, Sytch was rushed from her home in Palmerton, PA to Palmerton Hospital. That day, she was charged with possession of alcohol as well as being under the influence of alcohol - both of which violated the zero tolerance of her probation.

She brought it up to her followers (in between berating them for telling her the obvious) that it had to do with her pancreas, impacted as it was by all that drinking. A couple of weeks later she was charged again for being under the influence after being taken to that same hospital from her home, and then imprisoned for five months.

It was less than six weeks after her five-year probation began.

After her release in February 2017 things cooled down - for about six months. It was then that they tried to find her to revoke her parole but couldn't.

Amazingly, Sytch had been making independent bookings and signing appearances all over the United States prior to her NJ incarceration back in February 2018, including a signing in Philadelphia, PA in January of that year.

I swear this actually happened to be written in the article.

Another set of arrests in January and February 2018 in NJ were due to more drink related mishaps, including fleeing the scene of an accident she was involved in.

Sytch has been through several personal and legal issues over the last decade, including a period in 2012 and 2013 where she was arrested arrested five times over the span of a month after, on three separaste [sic] occasions, she violated an order of protection taken out by a former boyfriend in Connecticut.   Sytch was also charged with disorderly conduct, third degree burglary, and three counts of violating a protective order.   In that case, Sytch served 114 days in jail before being released, at which point she moved to PA.

Oh, and here's that thing about her wanting to farewell tour that she later deferred for a year.

Look. I'm not going to go on a long spiel moralizing or trying to wonder why she can't be like Jake Roberts and Scott Hall who managed to turn their lives around and stay there (though I don't know how she would handle some Yoga for Regular Gals). Or how this is the opposite arc of Joanie Laurer, who tried to pull up during her chaotic days, only to OD before it finally started to get better and she got some redemption at last (like with her recent HOF entering as part of D-X). Or how it's taken a turn from a fun to laugh at trainwreck into a more and more tragic situation, with it becoming more and more clear how it will ultimately turn out, as the inevitable is unavoidable, and we all know there is only one way this is all going to end.

I will however say this:

Life is nothing more than a series of choices. It is up to you - and only you, no matter what the situation or external factors are - to choose what course of action to knowingly and willingly take.

And if you repeatedly make the wrong choices for no good reason or intent?

Then may your higher power above have mercy on your soul.

Episode 43: The Engagement Ring: February 13, 2019

40 minutes

RD wants to seduce the four other listeners. Blade remembers Miss Elizabeth for this. You're hurting me, Bladey.

Since it's Valentine's Day RD wants to discuss favorite wrestling romances this recording (unless this involves Anakin Skywalker wrestling with sand getting everywhere)

  • Blade "of course" remembers Jamie Noble and Nidia. (:04) RD thought she was pretty and reminded him of the hillbillies back home.
  • The Tough Enough people have all seem to have vanished into the Void. (:06) As an example, forget someone like Jackie Gayda leaving the business to be a mother; I cannot find Linda Miles ANYWHERE online, save for this brief post...that doesn't even load the text properly. You need an archived version for that. You know a gimmick is bad when it forces you off the Internet almost completely. To give you a sense of how damaging such a thing must be, with a little snooping around you can find Claire Lynch's 'actress' still with an online presence, albeit wisely having removed all reference that she ever played such an...award winning character. Goodness, how reputation damaging must a gimmick be to be worse than that??? (Though to be fair, at least Ms. Former Shaniqua is fine where things are now, and I cannot argue with that.)
  • RD thought Blade grew up in a horror movie. Aren't Troma movies horror movies in their own right? Blade liked the "romantic" Sullivans. (:07)
  • Building on that, RD liked the "original Precious" Patty with Jimmy Garvin feuding with Kevin Sullivan for her. If the feud had continued it would have been revealed that she would have just been Kevin's sister. (Unless he thought he was Luke Skywalker or something.)
  • RD liked the hilarity of someone like David Flair being involved with Daffney and Stacey Keibler. As unlucky with women as he is with wrestling!
  • Blade remembers Rick Steiner with "nerd" Robin Green. (:13) She would later be made over by Missy Hyatt and becoming too much even by her standards. Blade does his Jim Ross assisting Rick impression, followed by his Scott Steiner impression. RD remembers when Scott was an awkward collegiate athlete before he...got bigger.
  • RD remembers the "other Precious" Patty Stratus crashing a wedding. (:18) Despite this Blade still prefers granny pantie Miss Elizabeth.
  • RD wonders what Al Wilson is currently doing, so he checks up on him. (:20) He remains Torrie's real life father. Blade forgot RD was declared dead on Wikipedia three times. He wants WCR character appearances as tier perks.
  • On randomly wondering who should appear in the Hall of Fame, Blade knows WWE will need to make another Katie Vick outfit. (:23)
  • RD respects Mark Henry being stubborn to remain in WWE despite being put into a relationship with Mae Young. (:24) Blade was happy when he won the ECW title.
  • RD: "I still wanna know what Al Wilson's up to."
  • He argues with Blade over the tiering of some women of whom Blade follows their workouts on Instagram. "It was kinda strenuous," he admits. He likes Dawn Marie nowadays, and misses WCW's "Sour Lemon". RD does not remember another 'lost' Diva Search contestant with an unfortunate name and a Bart Simpson impression.
  • Surprisingly Blade does not have Savage and Elizabeth as his favorite wrestling couple of all time, due to complications on Savage's side of being...well, who he was. (:33) Instead he gives that to Rick "I mean Scott" Steiner and Shakira and Midajah. 
  • For RD, he chooses Enzo Amore and some KFC chicken (redundant, I know) in 2017, an "ad" so memorable that it too has fallen into the Void. (:37) My guess is it was out of some drunken shame more than WWE trying to cut ties after future endeavoring him on behalf of his personal daemons. Blade: "Wow."

Blade wants the episode to be gifted to a loved one. RD: "Tell your friends. Lie to them. Tell them the show is good."