WCR Video: Minisode Flashblack #108: Hungry Hungry Ken Patera

This WCR video features RD and Blade mentioning (on Wrestlecrap Radio episode #108) the Wrestlecrap.com induction of the "Ken Patera" story. Basically in 1986, the then professional wrestler and former Olympic weightlifter was arrested for allegedly throwing a rock (or was it a boulder?) at a fast food restaurant's window after he was denied service. I guess he just wanted something to eat?! He was HUNGRY, you know!

Apparently, Ken Patera's ordeal was adapted into a "Hungry Hungry Hippo" style game, as shown in FSinWCR's Video below:

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

261 Ron: Legacy: August 6, 2016

109 minutes

RD got another episode recorded just so he can talk about jobbers (of the week) returning on air in actual WWE rings. Blade wants to say something but can't.

RD: "It's always good whenever you say 'I can't say it.'"

This radio progrem will soon be 11 years old. RD compares it to a prison sentence.

Blade: "You know a lot of shows do really hit their stride in that 11th year, you know what I mean?"

Blade thinks the new Raw logo spells Ron. RD plays one of Ron Simmons' old WCW theme songs in response (which admittedly is a...damn good tune).

Blade threatens his Big Announcement yet again. (:08)

The Duo remember the TNA correspondents they've suffered through over the years.

Fellow Chris Dietrich sponsors the progrem with some sort of Nintendo ROM of his of Basic Championship Wrestling. Sadly neither Nintendo John nor his audience make a run-in. (:14)

Adam Frasier of Strange Kids Club interviewed Blade about wrestling. "I sound like a very intelligent man," he lies.

RD has also been writing a column once again, this time for WhatCulture.

It was Blade's turn to TRIP to the Grocery while RD sits at home in his air conditioned room sipping water. (:23) Although he didn't go to a grocery but to a corner store  (not to be confused with a coroner store or Blade's random Paul Bearer "impression"). There he found (still fresh?!?!?!) Rap Snacks, which had been discussed on the progrem a while back. As he reads the synopsis, Iggy and later me had written that back then he didn't like them. Now after trying a few he changes his opinion and thinks of them more favorably, which is good! To balance that, RD checks their site and is confounded by how "terrible" it is.

:32 The MovieTrolla still works after all this time. So I guess there's no need to send a (free) replacement just yet.

WWE is doing another animated movie with Scooby-Doo because the first one was a success...I think? Also Dusty Rhodes is in it for some reason. RD compares him to Bela Lugosi in an Ed Wood film.

RD remembered when he wrote about their Flintstones crossover which was pretty bad, Office Space reference notwithstanding.

In an attempt to "put himself over" Blade managed to get Don out of movie retirement to star in a horror movie thing with him.

Johnny Nitro/John Morrison is to star in a...Sinbad movie? Huh. (:42) This can play out in one of three ways:

  • My way: He's going to play the traditional heroic character - who is of course Arab. What, whitewashing in Hollywood? Get out of here! And yes, I know they did that with an animated version with Brad Pitt as the legendary sailor. The fact that nobody remembers let alone talks about it shows how successful it was, and how this will be. Hell, just finding its page I found another newer one featuring Patrick Stewart - the real thespian, not our TNA man who enjoys leaving now.
  • Blade's way: He's going to do his best Lou Ferrigno impression. That movie was so awesome in its badness, I'm amazed it hasn't seen more play let alone a RiffTrax/MSTing or two. A remake of that in the same so bad it's good vein? License to print money. 
  • RD's way: He's going to be portraying the COMEDIAN Sinbad. I'd pay all the money in the world to see that, just so long as it's not Jingle All The Way 3.

This of course leads into another Star Wars debate meandering which almost makes RD lose his cool. (:45) Perhaps Sinbad will make a cameo in Episode VIII.

Blade's friend and Troma Films comrade Catherine Corcoran was in a horror movie project (100 Acres Of Hell, not to be confused with the Hundred Acre Wood as RD first thinks) with Gene "Boba Foot" Snitsky. Thankfully before Blade can continue his analogy of how "his inbox exploded" they get her on to talk to her about the experience. (:48 - :66) She had a good time with the shooting and with Gene, although she did not test to see if he still had his foot fetish. As for cereals she loves Reese's Puffs and their new slogan "That is the shit!"

Blade's new TNA "correspondents" call, and the man who was formerly the Honky Tonk Mail Man pulls double duty (though not both at the same time) as...Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. What, was David Lee Roth busy? ("NO!")  (:68)

This whole nonsense makes more...sense, if you keep the following in mind:

  • Things can't get more bizarre with TNA than having the Hardy's fight because TNA is having serious money issues and needed the material no matter how bizarre it was.
  • Blade and some friends were going to see Kiss perform live in concert, and were even on the way while the duo were recording their radio progrem. Hence the band would more than not be on their minds to use for "comedy" in the loosest sense of the word. 
  • Blade's confederate probably chose those two because he could do those voices at least. I don't know how he would do Billy Gibbons for instance.
  • Blade is in the midst of a mid-life crisis and wants to (still) rock and roll all night and party every day like he used to when he was younger.
  • Blade and Don were in that recent movie with someone as the Kiss Demon. (It wasn't Dale Torberg though sadly.)
  • Both Gene and Paul were in the news recently discussing how Kiss would still carry on without them, causing much debate and argument.
  • Kiss did some concert thing for WCW that wasted money for low ratings, a symbol of the similar downfall TNA has been experiencing for the last twenty or so years.
  • No mention is made about TNA, as is the expected custom.
  • "Our" Gene is a much more pleasant character to hear than the current Ted Nugent-lite caricature we have currently. Wow, yet another like that? What a shock. I look forward to Viewing Booth Bill Cosby being his TNA successor.
  • Paul was once seen with a dissatisfied look on his face at a Raw taping.

I know I'm probably reading too much into this but hey - it's what I do, and I do it best.

While RD once again has to suffer another Tammy update this time the news is surprisingly good (for a change and while it lasts); she has been out of rehab and sober for 138 days as of this radio progremming. May she keep that way, in all seriousness. (:81)

Blade's Misfits singing gets gonged.

A Mike with a weird last name that makes me fearful on spelling it wrong, tongue twists Blade, and makes RD reference the recently deceased Peter Shaffer has this week's Question about Matt Hardy and his dilapidated boat. (:85) RD wants him to next hide behind the (dilapidated) Smackdown Fist.

Blade's further Star Wars debating gets temporarily silenced by the power of the Force.

:90 Did Blade ever tell Mike Check about the time he finally figured out how to properly use his bumper stickers? (It's also nice of him to call in without the phone ringing. Perhaps RD once again put his phone on silent.) While Mike was at Raleigh, NC's 92.7 WROL "The Roll" as Big Fred Fingers he tried supporting the (bad) minor league team there by not shaving and calling it "No Trim Till Redbirds Win". His show was titled the equally bad "Raleigh Fingers Afternoon Mustache Ride". He plays some John Anderson, the country musician, not to be confused with JON Anderson, of Brit prog rock icons Yes.

Braun Strowman's new gimmick seems to be as a fighter of jobbers - sorry, I mean "local competitors". What next, are they going to start calling wrestlers "sports entertainers"? (:100)

RD wonders which will show up first next vernal equinox: Blade's Big Announcement, his next Jobber of the Week, or that Parts Unknown Yearbook he keeps talking about.

Time to put this show to bed:
James Ellsworth on Raw.
A "local competitor".
Jobber of the year.

$28.50 plus that $19.99 The Price Is Right 

Facts & Figures (as compiled by Erik Majorwitz)


  • WrestleCrap Radio Sponsors: 4. WrestleCrapRadio.com, Basic Championship Wrestling NES Game, StrangeKids Magazine, What Culture Wrestling magazine, Drive In Movie Maniacs
  • URLs not taken: 0.
  • SPEAKING OFs: 4. Magazines, nostalgic, movies, derailing the show
  • Dave Meltzer, not talking about: 0.
  • Phone Calls & Run Ins: 3. Catherine Corcoran, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley
  • Blade Time Outs: 3 (2 Real Quick)
  • RD Time Outs: 2 (1 Real Quick, 1 Wait a Minute)
  • Krankor Laughs: 1
  • RJ Fletcher, Yes Man:  1
  • Weird Al Laughs:  1
  • WrestleCrap Gongs: 1
  • RD False Finishes: 1

  • Mike Check Radio Row: 
    • Station/Market:  92.7  WROL “ The Roll” (Raleigh, North Carolina)
    • Radio Call Sign:  Big Fred Fingers
    • Show:  Raleigh Fingers Afternoon Mustache Ride
    • Promotion: No Trim Till Redbirds Win
    • Song:  Justa Swingin’ by Jon Anderson
  • Question of the Week from: Mike
    • What would dilapidated item do you Matt Hardy to hide behind next? The Smackdown Fist (RD) or my old backyard swing set (Blade)
  • Blade Braxton’s Weekly Wrestling Haiku: Jobbers are back and Blade is smitten:
    James Ellsworth on Raw.
    A "local competitor".
    Jobber of the year.