And now, for (another) something completely different.

With the bi-annual updating of the longest running radio wrestling podcast in the history of the entire known multiverses causing Mike Check to have some...fascinating misadventures, regular updates about the wrestling progrem (besides good old flashbacks and reminiscences; of which you can hopefully see a few below on the very page you're reading this) are quite rare, if ever. I mean, how would we know about how the characters and callers-in are doing (if RD & Blade are able to get around to voicing them)?

One point of mystery in particular; RD as the so-called Stewart Patrick Stewart, he of the Pontiac shilling and leaving nows. The whole thing is basically a very stretched 'joke' in the loosest sense of the word based on the real Captain Picard/Professor X/Neo-Nazi leader (if you haven't yet seen Green Room then what are you waiting for? One of the best horror movies of the year by far, and I'm not the biggest fan of them) voicing over some Pontiac car commercials during the 90's back when Pontiac, car commercials, and Pontiac car commercials were still a thing. Sadly, besides he now doing some ads for another car-related company (alongside his fellow Enterprise rival being the Priceline Negotiator), I always thought he was the only Enterprise-D flag officer doing such a thing.


"The Temporal Prime Directive can kiss my ass!"

Yes, that is indeed Jonathan Frakes, IN CHARACTER as Commander William Thomas Riker, on the ACTUAL Enterprise-D Bridge set, doing a corporate commercial for enterprise automation solutions (...get it???) from Boole & Babbage, a systems management company now owned by the mega-corporation BMC. This was actually part of a multi-year deal done between B&B (not Berman & Braga thankfully) and Paramount, also during the heyday of The Next Generation, to use Star Trek licensing as part of their marketing and advertising, and of which Frakes was more than happy to be a part of.

Sadly while there is a lot of mentioning of "data" Brent Spiner does not make a cameo appearance, marketing deal related or otherwise. Though to make up for it, this is one of the few (albeit in the 90's) times where using Cleveland in a business related sense could actually be taken seriously. Perhaps in the 24th century both Cleveland and Detroit are the financial centers of the UFP.

Knowing and seeing this, it's a wonder if Frakes Jon doesn't become a WWCR character in 2020.

However I sincerely hope and pray to the Emperor his catchphrase is NOT "I'm coming now." Save that sort of stuff for Risa, pal!

WCW Video: Song: We Are Wrestlecrap Radio

The "number 1" song from Casey Kasem's Top 10 Wrestlecrap Radio Countdown, as featured on WCR's 2016 April fool's episode #259, was: "We Are Wrestlecrap Radio" by W.C.R. for 12 Listeners (a parody of "We Are The World" by U.S.A. For Africa). And now you can watch the video right here on...THE WHACKER!!

(Video by R.V.M Kai)

And be sure to visit here for the WCR Video archives!


*(NOTE: For more MIKE CHECK SHOW Anniversary specials, click here)

During the month of April 2016, THE MIKE CHECK SHOW celebrated its 5th Anniversary by having former WWE superstar Mick Foley host "THIS IS YOUR LIFE" for the ole radio DJ; Mike Check. Why did this take place you ask? Well basically, Mike once worked the Long Island, New York market and hated it whenever his local Paper Boy, a young Mick Foley, would damage Mike's windows by throwing newspapers at them. So years later, "Mrs. Foley's baby boy" attempts to make amends by presenting Mike with a month long surprise party...that unfortunately didn't turn out the way it was hoped.

So while we at now have the job of having to "clean up the shrapnel" that this debacle of a show caused (which included explosions, fights, heart attacks, lawsuits, etc); you can re-live your favorite special guests (all invited and "uninvited") and "fascinating" moments by checking out the guest-list below:

[NOTE NOTE: The hosts/guests on this show are ALL FICTIONAL or FICTIONALIZED PARODIES of real-life people. I.E. It's NOT really Mick Foley and Ringo Starr is NOT really a jerk...that we know of??? :) ]

(*For those interested; some related songs that were played for the show's lead-up included: Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town by Fred Astaire, Silver Bells by Twisted Sister, The First Noel by The Supremes, Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads, Stuck With You by Huey Lewis and The News, The Byroad To Glenroe by Mick Lally, Together Forever by Rick Astley, The Villain by Mel Tillis, and Winter by Tori Amos.*)

Pre-Show with Host: Mick Foley: (Song: Happy, Happy Birthday Baby by Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson)

Day 1: Ric Flair Ringo Starr (Songs: Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss / I’m the Greatest by Ringo Starr)

Day 2: Mike Check's Daughter (Song: The Stripper by David Rose and His Orchestra)

Day 3: RD Reynolds (Song: Wrestlemania Rap by Men On A Mission)

Day 4: "Angry" Jim Ross (Song: Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top)

Day 5: Cassius Weave and Suzie Shuffle (Song: Thunder Island by Jay Ferguson)

Day 6: Wink Martindale (Song: Black Land Farmer by Wink Martindale)

Day 7: Billy Ceps aka "Hulk Hogan" (Songs: American Made / Beach Patrol by Hulk Hogan And The Wrestling Boot Band)

Day 8: Ringo Starr returns (Song: If You’ve Got Trouble by The Beatles)

Day 9: Gay Popeye and Ringo Starr (Song: Yellow Submarine by The Beatles)

Day 10: Pierce Noble aka "Sir Alec Heineken" (Songs: Concerto No 1 in E Major (Spring) Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi / Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel)

Day 11: Mick Jagger (Song: You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones)

Day 12: Dixie Carter (Song: A Spoonful Of Sugar by Julie Andrews)

Day 13: Blade Braxton (Song: We Are 138 by The ;Misfits)

Day 14: David Lee Roth (Song: California Girls by David Lee Roth)

Day 15: The Midnight Rose (Song: She’s on Fire by Amy Holland)

Day 16: The 12th Doctor and Clara (Song: Gallifreyan Buccaneer by Colin Baker)

Day 17: Jake Lloyd Sr and Jr [featuring: Huey Foley] (Songs: Anakin’s Theme by John Williams / Problem Child by AC/DC)

Day 18: Chin Shima aka "Angry Jim's Japanese Cousin" Jimichrio Rosschu [featuring: Ringo Starr] (Song: Cherry Bomb by The Runaways)

Day 19: 'Sheriff' Harry Dickwell (Song: Back On The Chain Gang by The Pretenders)

Day 20: Harry Dickwell returns (Song: I Fought The Law by The Clash)

Day 21: Harry Dickwell...again (Songs: Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley / I’m a Lonesome Fugitive by Merle Haggard)

Day 22: Harry Dickwell and Angry Jim (Song: Informer by Snow)

Day 23: Harry Dickwell...yep, he's still there! (Song: Dirty Harry by Adam Ant)

Day 24: Harry Dickwell and..."Sir Alec"??? (Song: I Shot The Sheriff by Eric Clapton)

Day 25: Ringo Starr and Iron "Mark" Tyson (Song: I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince)

Day 26: Cactus Jack (Song: Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by Dionne Warwick)

Day 27: Dude Love and Mankind (Song: Have Mercy Baby by Billy Ward and The Dominoes)

Day 28: Yurple The Clown (Song: Be A Clown by Judy Garland)

Day 29: Noelle Foley and Ringo Starr [featuring: Mister Socko] (Song: Sock It To Me Baby by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels)

Day 30 (The Finale): Ringo Starr and Angry Jim [Featuring: The Boogeyman] (Song: Back Off Boogaloo by Ringo Starr)

Post Show with Jimichiro Rosschu, Ringo Starr, The "T-008 Model" Terminator and Gay Popeye. (Song: Octopus’s Garden by The Beatles)

(*Edited in April 2017:*)
On Christmas Day, December 2016, Mick Foley attempts to make amends for the disaster that his "THIS IS YOUR LIFE" celebration had caused and sends Mike Check a Christmas song. He then spends the rest of the month (in-between his WWE RAW General Manager duties, I guess?) celebrating his "Festival Of Friendship" with Mike (before Jericho and Owens did it on RAW the following year):

Dec 26: Thank You For Being A Friend by Andrew Gold
Dec 27: You’re A Friend Of Mine by Clarence Clemons with Jackson Browne
Dec 28: Friends by Dragon Sound
Dec 29: Friends by Whodini
Dec 30: With A Little Help From My Friends by Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band