The Wrestling By-Stander

You may have noticed a new Twitter feed at the left hand side of WrestlecrapRadio.com...probably not?...but it's there...>>>

Anyway, this here website has partnered with a brand new dirtsheet "Wrestling News Force" on Twitter that's full of journalistic integrity, unlike The Observer, The Torch, etc. They are known as "The Wrestling By-Stander". And just like Blade Braxton's Haiku's, they'll condense all the weeks wrestling news, from scoops from their expert stooges insiders, into 17 syllables...well, actually; 280 characters. It's "REAL" wrestling news, it's NOT "Obscure", and it's presented in the proper "the Smart Mark on social media's" point of view: "Unbiased", "Objective" and "Rational".


The NEW Mike Check Show: 8 YEARS OF WHACKIN'! (April 2019)

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


This was "The Mike Check Show's" 8th Anniversary special, in April 2019, where Mike Check decided to change his show's format to a Rated G Kids progrem due to the orders of "The President Of The United States", demanding "The MACKER" to become more Politically Correct?

Why? Well, it all started at the end of "Love On the Ropes Month" in Feburary 2019, where Mike played "Danger! High Voltage" by Electric Six and immediately switched it to an "unknown/un-watched" sex tape before his daughter entered the room (The reasoning was that his daughter catching him watching porn was easier to explain than that "Danger! High Voltage" video?). Mike's Daughter immediately switches it off when she remembers that the tape had the same title as a "film" called "1 Night In the Oval Orifice", that starred Peter North as "The President" having relations with...herself?!?! (Editor's note: This sounds just too disgusting, if true?). Anyway, "The President" is unhappy about the tape and orders "The Mike Check Show" to make some "changes" or else it would be cancelled by the end of April.

So what does Mike Check decide to do? He transforms "The Mike Check Show" into "The NEW Mike Check Show", with a "kiddie friendly" format, where Mike and his Daughter attempt to teach children about numbers and words, along with special guests and songs. Will this NEW format work? The answer is obvious:


Prologue : I Hope That Something Better Comes Along by Kermit The Frog with Rowlf The Dog
  1. Old John Bradelum by Sharon, Louis And Bram / One Is The Loneliest Number by Three Dog Night
  2. Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington Jr.
  3. Dance With 3 Count by 3 Count / 3 Minutes by Jim Johnston (A cameo by Eric Bischoff)
  4. Four by Little Jerry And The Monotones
  5. Take Five by Dave Brubeck Quartet (Guest: C.S Robocop)
  6. Six Months In A Leaky Boat by Split Enz
  7. Real American by Rick Derringer / The Grand Spectacle (Wrestlemania VII Theme) by Jim Johnston (Guest: Hulk Hogan)
  8. Eight Days A Week by The Beatles
  9. Revolution 9 by The Beatles
  10. Ten Little Indians by Bill Halley And His Comets
  11. ABC by The Jackson 5
  12. Bohemian Rhapsody by The Muppets (Guests: The Hardy Boyz)
  13. Puff The Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary
  14. Surfin’ Bird by The Trashmen
  15. Bird’s The Word by The Rivingtons / Surfin’ Bird by The Trashmen
  16. Waitin’ For The Postman by Syreeta
  17. What’s Up? / For Little Jimmy by Ron “R-Truth” Killings (Guest: R-Truth)
  18. Dream A Little Dream Of Me by The Mamas And The Papas
  19. Hugging Song by Tony Brigmon (Guest: Bayley)
  20. Water Is Wet / I like You / It’s Nice to be Nice / The Kitty Song by “Weird” Al Yankovic
  21. The Bunny Hop by Ray Anthony (Guest: Nikki Cross)
  22. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (Guest: Great Khali)
  23. BBQ Song by Maple Leaf Learning (Guest: Angry Jim)
  24. Sugartime by Kitty Wells (Guest Dixie Carter)
  25. Everybody Loves A Clown by Gary Lewis and The Playboys (Guest: Rusev)
  26. I Love You by Barney The Dinosaur (Guests: Jake Lloyd Jr. and Adam Driver Jr.)
  27. Good Planets Are Hard To Find by Steve Forbert (Guest: Daniel Bryan)
  28. Concerto No 1 in E Major (Spring) Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi / Old Mother Hubbard by Ella Fitzgerald (Guest: Sir Alec Heineken)
  29. The Toilet Song by The Wiggles (Guest: BM Punk)
  30. Getting Gay with Kids (Explicit) by Matt Stone and Trey Parker (Guests: Gay Popeye, Daniel Bryan, and Honkytonk Mailman)
Epilogue: Burning Down The House by Tom Jones with The Cardigans (Guest: "The President of The United States"...or IS IT???)

WCR Video: The Lost Wrestlecrap Radio Interactive Compilation

I (R.V.M Kai) had recently found some old Wrestlecrap Radio related YouTube videos saved on one of my old Backup drives (Created by myself and some of the other 12 listeners). Since many of them have had been "DELETED" from YouTube, probably due to copyright complaints...or Blade's "potty mouth", I decided to endure the task of re-uploading them to, YouTube's French cousin, Dailymotion. Well, after Dailymotion surprisingly DELETED a few of them due to copyright complaints, and also being unable to find the original videos in better quality to re-create the rest, I decided to instead compile and combine the following videos together in 30 second portions. So here's "The Lost Wrestlecrap Radio Interactive Compilation"


(credit: re-edited and compiled by R.V.M Kai from videos originally created by FSinWCR, et al)

Video includes portions of WCR Interactives of:
  1. BJ And The Bear (#123)
  2. Illegal Alien by Genesis (#158)
  3. Peeping Virgil (#162)
  4. "I Think She's (Tiffany) Alone Now" (#124)
  5. One Day At A Time (#117)
  6. Free Credit Car Ad (#127)
  7. Kwicky Koala (#158)
  8. Barnaby Jones (#121)
  9. Somethin' Fishy (#128)
  10. Planet Earth by Duran Duran (#139)
  11. The Marine Trailer (#37)
  12. Doritos Diaper Ad (#135)
  13. "I Think She's (Tiffany) Alone Now" (...again) (#124
  14. Hulk Hogan Experiment (#126)
  15. Spiderman and His Amazing Friends (#192)
  16. Some Sort Of Daisy Duke Tribute Video? (#159)
  17. Pasta Dude Ad (#118)
  18. Heyman Hustle (#94)
  19. Dangerous by Loverboy (#155)
  20. 12 Rounds Trailer (#135)
  21. "I Think She's (Tiffany) Alone Now" (...again,again) (#124)


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

WCR Video: WrestleCrap Radio: Behind the Scenes with Blade, Honky, Nintendo John and Kiss

Just when you thought that "WCR Videos" was dead, well it's back (...well, periodically anyway) with a video of Blade Braxton showing a "behind the scenes" look at recording (for Wrestlecrap Radio episode #281) of he, HonkyTonk Mailman and Nintendo John, meeting the longest reigning TNA Impact correspondents, Gene and Paul from Kiss, in a Chicago hotel.



(video by Blade Braxton)

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

(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, Zap 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 ramdomly did Nintendo John for a change (though Blade with that different than usual audio setup sounded like he had aged into Cranky Kong), alongside his friend'said 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."

WCR Top 10 List: 10 Further Ideas That WWE Could Steal From Stone Cold For Becky Lynch

by R.V.M Kai

Since WCR Videos will no longer be a regular feature on wrestlecrapradio.com, I've tried to think of something new to do on on this here website. Now recently, my fellow WCR co-historian, Raging_Demons and I have shocked the world by actually discussing wrestling on Twitter (RD Reynolds and Blade Braxton would be disappointed in us) and we have been in a disagreement over WWE superstar's Becky Lynch's so-called "Stone Cold" persona.


He is not a fan of it since he doesn't enjoy the fact that her look, attitude, etc, is a blatant plagiarism of a certain angry redneck...


...no, not him. I'm referring to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (and even the above's doppelganger agrees).


Actually, if anything I think that Becky takes more after Mrs Brown from BBC comedy "Mrs Brown's Boys"


I mean, they're both Irish, both head-stong, foul mouthed, and are both "The Man"...well you can take that literally in Mrs Brown's case...? Well anyway, speaking of "The Man". My colleague also dislikes that "The Man" moniker seems to be disrespectful to Ric Flair as it is taken directly from his "To be the man, you gotta beat the man" catchphrase. I would agree...kind of...but I would argue that wrestlers copying other wrestlers has been happening for years. Case in point, where do you think the idea for Ric Flair's bleach-blonde hair, figure-four finisher, and "Nature Boy" moniker all came from...hmmm..."The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers perhaps?


And also, Ric has said it himself that his "Wooo!" was taken from Jerry Lee Lewis. So, let's face it, plagiarism in pro-wrestling has been happening for years. I mean, his daughter Charlotte has taken some of her father's traits...


While Ronda Rousey, who with the Kilt and white top with "Rowdy" written on it, looks like a Roddy Piper cos-player (...I wonder if we should contact her for some Halloween Tips this year?)


I think it was Jim Cornette that said that if you rip-off one guy, it's plagiarism, but if you rip-off multiple guys it's called research. I think he was also the one who taught us the "seven year rule", in that it's okay to copy a previous story-line/gimmick as long as it didn't happen within the last seven years. So where was I? Oh, while I...kinda agree with Raging_Demons, I don't see anything wrong with what Becky Lynch has been doing as of late as long as it's not a 100% carbon copy (like say Jay Lethal's "Black Machismo"), the superstar has the talent to get it over, is entertaining and, to paraphrase Tony Schiavone: can help "put butts in the seats". [Edit: Even Steve Austin thinks "The Man's gimmick is "money"] However, I do agree that Becky's recent interactions with the McMahon family leading into Wrestlemaina 35 does remind me of a "certain feud" between a rebellious wrestler against a certain evil boss. A story-line that I stress has now been done to death at this point!!!


So, getting to the point of this whole post; it has inspired me to come up with this Top 10 list of further ideas that the WWE (un)creative team will steal from Stone Cold Steve Austin and/or his feud with Vince McMahon when it comes to Becky Lynch (and yes...in doing this I am in fact ripping off David Letterman...oh, and also from this little book of lists that you should check out, won't you.):



10. Becky comes out with a new look; shaves her head and wears a false goatee.

9. Becky steals the WWE RAW Women's title and throws it off a bridge.

8. Becky destroys Triple H and Stephanie's bus by filling it with cement.

7. Becky takes Vince McMahon hostage by threatening him with a toy shillelagh (because she's Irish, ya know), which then causes him to piss his pants.

6. Becky saves Aurora Rose Levesque (Trips and Steph's first daughter) from being sacrificed by The Undertaker.

5. Becky wears a knee brace...wait, she's already done that?...okay...two knee braces.

4. WWE creates the "Queen Of The Ring" tournament, Becky wins it and later debuts her new "Becky 3:16" catchphrase.

3. Becky drives a beer truck to the ring and sprays the McMahon family with a hose full of Guinness.

2. Becky dances an Irish Jig...okay that's nothing to do with Steve Austin, but I'm sure the WWE (un)creative team or Vince himself will eventually write her into a "Suffering Succotash" moment and ruin her whole momentum. (But she already did that in NXT and still got cheered, so...???)

And the Number 1 further idea that WWE could steal from Stone Cold for Becky Lynch is:

1. ...What?!



(*Phone Rings*)

Is that the phone?...(*picks up phone*) Hello, wrestlecrapradio.com, R.V.M Kai Speaking?

"Voice Of Chris Jericho": You stupid idiot! Are you stealing my list gimmick, Kai?!

No, I was just...

"Voice Of Chris Jericho": You know what happens when a stupid idiot like you rips off my gimmick? Do ya? Huh?

Well, I...

"Voice Of Chris Jericho": YOU JUST MADE THE LIST!!!


(*phone hangs up*)

Well, to rip-off one Mike Check..."Fascinating"?

We're Educating The Masses!

Raging_Demons here once again kiddies and boy have I got a story for you! Here's the weird part because it involves us! I know!

Now we have been providing recaps for The Fruitcakes and keeping track of the odd bunch of people, as well as their drunk, drg addicted hobo ventriloquist dummies with barely workung robots, for years on this site. Did you know however that we are now an official source of material? I think you know that already. Here's what I'm getting at. We are ALSO a source for your higher education needs!

I know you're asking "What The Hell are you talking about?!" I just found out yesterday that someone used this very site for a college paper!

So I'll explain it all and it started on Deal's Facebook page. Deal showed some love for us in a Facebook post. The next poster came from someone named "Frank" (Not sure if he is related to "Frank From LA" or not). Frank said that he used us for "a reference for a college paper on irrational characters in fiction." and that "It surprised and amused my professor."

First of all I'm shocked that we of all people are used for educational purposes! Second, and this is a big second, but I should had let Frank know that Deal and Blade handle real people whenever they call in. I (unfortunately) do work with Mike Check all the time on his show, which we produce. Also -

*phone rings*

Also -

*phone rings*

Also- ARGH! *picks up phone* WrestlCcrap Radio dot com!

Angry Jim Ross: How ya doing tonight Fake Deal?

Raging_Demons: Angry Jim Ross! Why are you calling right now?! I'm in the middle of a post here!

Angry Jim Ross: BECAUSE THAT MOTHER FU--

Raging_Demons: JIM!!!

Angry Jim Ross: Sorry. THAT MOTHER FLOPPER THE IRON SHEIK IS STEALING MY GIMMICK ON HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT!

Raging_Demons: Jim. I don't follow him on Twitter but he shows up in my timeline whenever someone that I follow "likes" one of his tweets. The Iron Sheik is just as angry as you are.

Angry Jim Ross: THEN WHAT ABOUT ZZ TOP NOT SHOWING UP AT THE EVENT!

Raging_Demons: What about ZZ Top? I don't know anything about this!

Angry Jim Ross: I promised these kids Nick and Matt that ZZ Top was going to show up to this event in Las Vegas! I was going to have ZZ Top play "Sharp Dressed Man" for Kenny Omega-!

Raging_Demons: Event in Vegas? Oh my God! The rumors are true! You are working with The Young Bucks in-

*phone click*

Raging_Demons: ...AEW.



Where was I? Oh yeah. I can't believe we were used for a college paper.



[You forget we were also quoted in the updated The Death Of WCW. Go out and buy 12 copies of it! Now!!!]

280 Fun With Tammy: February 7, 2019

Tammy's Not In Love?
75 minutes
((( recorded in left audio channel only fidelity )))

Blade ambushes his Co-Fruitcake with Tammy news. Hey, at least they're talking about wrestling! (From sources telling Blade following her on her Facebook page.) Sometime after Christmas she said she was looking for a wedding ring. RD is at least happy they talk about her earlier in the show anyway. She has had a month to make things happen after all.

[It should be noted by the way that this and Tammy's other posts are all set to FB friend visibility only. This means that ideally these updates are only meant for a limited audience and not intended for the whole world to see/hear and laugh at. Especially if they are shared by a (sometimes inebriated) bachelor in his mid 40s who keeps confusing himself with his masked and suited alter ego. So essentially Blade is giving away private stuff here no matter how private it may be. This, I admit, is poor form. Watching a train wreck may be fun as long as you're not inside it, but when it's in a closed area instead of an outdoor showing, it gets replaced with guilt. We all remember what happened to Joanie Laurer after all, and I fear the same ending too if this keeps up.

On the other hand there is literally no possibility she is a Listener or a Reader, so I suppose we have to keep calm and carry on (while watching somebody else do otherwise.)]

Another Patreon puller! The Fruitcakes are reviving the old RD & Blade Show for supporters, with the (now solidified as) 42nd released earlier. And yes, as you can see below this I will be summarizing those also. Yay me. You'll have to support them to get the episode link though to listen to the episodes themselves though. I'm not interfering in business and freeloading you know! At least today's episode (of that, not WWCR) is less than half an hour, for old times' sake.

Blade makes a Big Announcement for some reason. (:07)

RD remembers Jimmy Jack Funk being at every house show he attended. (:10) Blade went to a four hour show that angered his parents.

Like me RD prefers to drink his drink cold. (:16) At Christmas he got some "artisan" Alaskan water from his brother. He drinks that while he plays Tammy's music again for Blade's behalf. According to Blade's Facebook following she was cooking pork (to RD's surprise and active imagination) and got surprised by a video of someone...eating.

Rebel looks different with a new gimmick as a "Panda Doll".  (:22) RD prefers her to Baby Doll, as lovely and charming as she is otherwise. Blade likes BD though and remembers the time he hunted down one of her centerfolds. RD gets confused by Blade's "Eucalyptus Cry".

In May in Indiana Billy Gunn will appear in a "Bash For Babies". You know what that means, yes? It means he likes to f...ight. (:28)

Speaking of fighting Tammy found herself single a week after her engagement. This is a not a repeat from the last time this has happened. (:34) Blade does some random impression. Unsurprisingly she's reconsidered her public "retirement".

Speaking of people who should retire, Mike Check sadly does not repeat the time he spent in Brazil playing heavy metal to heavy metal miners. (:36) Blade is surprised he's been around for so long. He was once in Moscow...Idaho, also in the '80s, in KRMN "The Kremlin" as Ivan Gorbachev. RD manages to escape by the playing of Debbie Reynolds. (:40) Blade reads some "Breaking Tammy News" in which she was hospitalized (to remove her gallbladder). This is not a repeat from the last time this has happened. Blade: "You can tell I've been drinking." She wants to file for "malpractice" (though sadly not for the malpractice of her career), so of course she asks on Facebook and gets surprised when people tell her the obvious. Blade will have some of what she's having.

Speaking of Facebook, Rob Lambka asks about wrestlers having a love connection or something. (:44) Blade wanted 2006 Mickie James and Robecca Di Pietro (whatever happened to her anyway?) Speaking of people who wish they were back in 2006 (and in love), Tammy again got surprised when people tell her the obvious. Blade does an impression. So does RD.

Blade fondly remembers identifying with Adrian Adonis and watching him wrestle Tito Santana to not win the Intercontinental Title. (:52) RD tries to relay his favorite match of Jerry Lawler vs. Bret Hart at Summerslam 93 which un/fortunately did not have a Sunny run-in. Blade "says" he is too "broken" (as he characteristically and show-stopping laughs like a slow moving river) to read another post, so RD gets him to read it via Sir Alec. (:59) That's what I'm talking about. RD is surprised she 'interacts' on her pages at least. Or perhaps that's because she has nothing better to do? (I was going to say 'appear on Impact' but Joanie did that already. We all know how that turned out.)

Speaking of having nothing better to do, Tammy suddenly wants another boyfriend to break off an engagement to. (:66) She asks her Facebook followers that she likes so much for a one night stand in Lancaster, PA, that romance capital of America (and actual capital for a day), with the power of (Diamond Dan's) HOTness.

Blade: "She's on the prowl now!"
RD: "Somebody call the animal patrol!"

Tammy's in love:
Hey wealthy women.
Looking for a trophy wife?
Willing to switch teams.



$0.50 : $31.50 plus that $19.99 The Price Is Right



Bonus: you can now "listen" to the radio progrem as a YouTube video, if for some reason you prefer it that way. Warning: Satisfaction and sanity are not guaranteed. 


















"If it were in my power, and if I had the responsibility, I would try the sunny way."
- Wilfrid Laurier, 7th Prime Minister of Canada, proto-Spock cosplayer

Episode 42: The Expected Reboot: February 6, 2019

28 minutes

The RD&BS makes a return, on Patreon anyway. The Fruitcakes want to deliver more content for supporters and sponsors, hence this "long missed" radio progrem. I thought they wanted to attract more people? Then again it's better than Blade painting the Midnight Rose or going nude I suppose.

Blade breaks down laughing remembering how forgettable the show was. This one, not WWCR. The only thing RD can remember is that time when he ordered a pizza. Blade had to check this very here website to reconfirm things. He remembers getting a heat stroke while being attacked by bees, and someone using a meat scooper at Taco Bell. He is surprised if the show will have fans beyond four other listeners (besides the two of them).

RD plans to keep the revived show Patreon only. He tries to lay down some ground rules. (:05) The show now has audience participation! So expect to have a Co Hosss competition pretty soon.

For today however, Blade wanted to apologize to RD who "loves" Episode II, even though he doesn't. (:07) He could edit the films down to make them better, including a 45 minute "holiday special" out of Episode I. He has a few good things he likes visually about II however.

Blade: "The Ewoks were a Vietnam reference!"

RD thinks they should turn the show into a political debate program. I don't know, it seems more lively than that. You don't hear politicians discuss the merits of trashbagging. Deliberately publicly anyway.

Blade misses Cash-In Jango Fett and the Natalie Portman fashion show. The two run down her Episode II attire (:22). Both agree they like that white arena combat outfit. 

Blade trolls nostalgic for Episode II for some reason. RD does a Mace Windu and ends things.

Bebidas Bem no seu Mercado

[Radio static]

"WELLLLLLLL fellers."

GYAHHH! WHAT THE -

"It's me, Mike Check here, I'm back on the airwaves here on a live remote."

Give me a moment to catch my breath here. (Whew.) Much better. ... You do realize this isn't the WWCR Morning Drive you're calling into, right? Also how on earth did you even manage to reach me? I'm not exactly what you call short distance -


"Brad you're sounding a little off today. You under the weather? Is RJ treating you right? RJ are you there? You treating him right? Not bossing him around?"


Er, no. You're speaking to...(let's see here, how should I go about this...)...Primary Blake.


"Premier Blah? Oh, I remember you, you young greenhorn. You paid me to read ad copy for you that one time."


Correct. (Hah! Nailed it with the name for once! I must tell the Co-Fruitcakes about this later.) A year to the day too; time sure flies quickly. And thank you again. Truly you were worth every penny of your services. (Which wasn't much, admittedly.) Must have been some change of pace from your usual visits wasn't it?

"Yes indeed. It was very. Very. Very. Very. Very. Very. Very fascinating to do. It reminds me of the good ol' days back when I was a disc jockey, and my voice would reach millions and millions and millions of people across the globe, including some very. Very. Very. Very."

Sigh.

"Very. Very. Very pretty fillies who I could privately show my little Mike Check to if you know what -"



Er, sorry to interrupt your nostalgic trip going on there, but aren't you on the wrong website? You and your daughter are busy spinning your own golden tones somewhere else after all.


"Yep, "The Mike Check Show" where my daughter and yours truly, Mike Check, will be hosting another edition of "Love On The Ropes Month" where you'll hear all your favorite romantic tunes for the month of February. And oh, well, speaking of my daughter -"

SPEAKING OF your daughter, yes.

"Have I mentioned she's one heck of a whiz-kid, especially on the computer? Anyway my daughter she forwarded me this picture the other day over that there interweb."


"Apparently I'm the mascot of some café down in the Middle East. Down in...Dubai, I think she said?"



Well that's...quite the coincidence, I'm sure.

"I was wondering if I can ask for royalties for my fine and handsome face being used to sell coffee. I was quite the ladies man back in the day as you well know. Ahhhh, that takes me back!"


As we've learned over the years. ...Unfortunately.

"Say, do you have that feller's number, who was it? John Thomas I think? Perhaps I can ask for him to represent me instead of chasing me for child support. Instead he can learn the best lady killing action from the best - that's me, Mike Check! The Radio Romantic, they once called me back in the El Paso market!"

...Unfortunately John's no longer with us, and I'm not going to finish that line because it is a genuine tragedy. Also is that what you were trying to call us to ask for? Legal assistance? You do know I'm not an Ace Attorney by trade, and if I DID know any I would not be referring you to them. No offense, but I don't think they want the hassle of such a...complicated client. It gets in the way of business you know.

"So it's a no then?"



That it is, sorry. I hope you didn't call in just for that little query?

"Well not really. I just enjoy these little interactions with you, with RJ, even with Brad, and with all the millions of listeners worldwide. We now have some in the Mid East after all! And I even have admirers over there! Who could believe it? Fans of yours truly, they sure have some great taste! Someday I hope to see them and show them a lot of my love in return."

...I suppose so then Mike, yes. (Oh goodness, am I really going to ask him this?) Does this all remind you of the time you once worked the Dubai market?

"No, unfortunately. I have not yet had the courtesy or the privilege of working in that particular market. However since we were talking about coffee did I ever tell you about the time -"


Yes. Yes you have.

" - I once worked all the way down south of the Equator, in the São Paulo market?"



Sigh...of course you did.

"They had this one station that I had to join just because of its call sign. I didn't even need to change the thing, I still remember it to this day! Kiss FM 102.1! Although many of the listeners complained that I kept calling it KSII for some reason? I was just trying to tie it back to my earlier station. Synergy, I think you youngins call it?"

We do? First I've heard of it. Also, isn't it currently a rock and metal station? I can't imagine you being interested in such...loud music that we greenhorns like. (Unless Bruce Dickinson did a Kenny Loggins cover for some reason that I was unaware of.) And just be glad Blade - I mean, Brad - isn't here on the other end of the tin can and string to make some bad joke concerning Gene Simmons or something.

"HAH, MYAH, MYAH! That Brad! He can sure be a joker at times, isn't he?"



Jury's still out on that one. Anyway, so you were in Brazil once upon a time.

"Yes I was indeed in Brazil on Kiss 102.1, I worked there - you know those Brazilians speaking Brazilian over there have some pretty good coffee right?"


You do know the language is called Portuguese yes? (At least he didn't say they were speaking Mexican this time...)

"As you guessed correctly it was still a rock station back in those days, but target demographics of all sorts were listening to us. The main ones in particular were these big burly fellers who worked in the mines all day for gold. So when I first joined I hosted a show called -"

Oh no.

"It was called The Heavy Metal Mining Hour."



...You just had to do it, didn't you?

"I thought that would play well with that particular reference, but sadly nobody got it. Apparently they don't have the same jokes in their language as we do in good old English or something."  


...Or perhaps you were just bad at your job, that could also be a reason.

"EH HE HEM!"



Oh, pardon me. I didn't mean to interrupt like that...out loud. So anyway, I assume you next demographic targeted another well known Brazilian export of coffee, right?

"You are correct indeed Blake - er, Blah. I thought I would do something different this time to play well in that particular market so I became...Mister Tea!...since it was a pun and referred to Mr. T and -"


I get it, thank you. ...Also, it's tea not coffee.

"He was a big star back in those days - it was the 80's, so I'm showing my age a bit here - he was in a show if you've heard of it, called The A-Team? He and some other fellers riding around in a big van? Oh, those were some good times. They don't make shows like that like they used to anymore! Nowadays they all go over poor Mike Check's head."

(I wonder if they do that in their own big vans. Mike is definitely the fool to be pitied in that situation!)

"Anyway I was Mister Tea. The "Mister" was my first name, nothing else. My partner, he was also American like me, this skinny, very young greenhorn all the way from California. I think he was a college exchange student or something? Anyway he also made up a name too to match mine. Apparently he was one of those fantasy fans who liked - what was it called? Demons & Dragnets?"

I think you mean Dungeons & Dragons Mike.

"...Fascinating."



(I wish I had a daemon to call in right now and save us. MRS. DEAL! Get Sa - Stan on the line!...Wait, that won't work here.)

"Anyway, he liked Demons & Dragnets, and he went by the name of...Bob Baggins."



Oh no.


"Together we hosted -"



Oh no.


"Tea Baggins Time."



...

...

...

I think I can hear actual crickets outside.

"Sadly we did not last very long. For some reason we got a lot of complaints from those same heavy metal miners, and neither of us could understand them since we didn't speak Brazilian or anything non-English. Besides by then I was already preoccupied with some of the beautiful local women, if you know what I mean! HAH, HAH, HAH, MYAH, MYAH."

...Do you have a song request for us Mike?

"Well pardner, I'm glad you asked! Why, it's the original van jumping Mr. T here on THE WHACKER!"








Someday he HAS to run out of stuff to play...won't he?

WCR Video: Midnight Rose Lifts The Tail At Cannes Film Festival

Just when I thought that 2018 saw the last of the regular "WCR Videos" feature on wrestlecrapradio.com (as I, R.V.M Kai, have run out of videos to post), a recent Youtube clip has just appeared on Blade Braxton's channel where his alter-ego, the Midnight Rose, gets in trouble for "lifting the tail" on a carousel at the Cannes Film Festival. This was recorded during the time when Blade and the Troma Team was filming the 'Occupy Cannes' documentary in 2013.


(Video by Blade Braxton)

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

So, the 2018 Gooker...

Go and give it a vote here, if you haven't, until the 14th.

2018 was a...pretty awful year field wise, made even worse by apathy and fatigue across it all. Oh sure, the indies and other small/potentially rising promotions seem to be going along as planned for the most part, and TNA still exists (for now).

But the big fish of WWE...my goodness. It's unsurprising that all 10 nominees this year are theirs, and this was BEFORE they got the "bright" "idea" to feature more McMahon McAction on television!

So anyway, who've we got?

  • Drake Maverick's Bathroom Issues: Gotta love bathroom humor, no?
  • Kevin Owen's Bathroom Issues: Ibid.
  • Sasha-Bayley On Again/Off Again Feud: Not as bad as bowel issues, but still pretty embarrassing. Goes to show how important storylines and coherent threads are, and what happens otherwise. I hope to up above we don't find out that Vince Russo had secretly written this.
  • Sami Zayn Messing Around With Three Men In Drag: Ibid.
  • 10 Year Old Tag Team Champion Nicholas: Agreeing that it was Mostly Harmless, this is more for its position in a 100 hour long Wrestlemania more than anything.
  • Baron Cor-RAW-bin: My mindset is that Vince had him on for as long as he did because he wasn't a McMahon and his first name is Baron, making him hallucinate that he was actually a von Raschke. That could explain why he was around longer than was absolutely necessary.
  • Undertaker Defeating John Cena In Three Minutes At Wrestlemania: No time for a match that fans have been requesting for many years, we need 90 hours of Nicholas instead! That will put butts in seats!
  • The Exploitation Of Jim Neidhart: Sad, but unfortunately expected. I'm just thankful they didn't reference that time he had a particularly random appearance in TNA, where he beat up someone decades younger and in more shape than him at that point, only to disappear never to return. (I'm also thankful they didn't do this for dearly missed Piper. We would probably have had Rousey copy his WCW tenure by cutting strange promos about training in Alcatraz and/or innuendo-laced trash talk. ("I'm coming!"))

These are all bad, but admittedly there's nothing really standing out in the sea of blandess that was 2018 WWE.

Anything else then?

  • Sudden "Best In The" World Champion Shane McMahon: Now we're talking. This is pure textbook bad WWF-E here. Have a weeks long "tournament", have the final match on PPV, then have a new challenger enter and take the championship despite not competing before hand and only now appearing. (Isn't this usually done with a briefcase?) The fact that it is a McMahon doing this (even if it is the one person considered the most "normal" of the whole bunch) further adds to the hilarious awfulness that everything before that was pointless.

And by the way, where did that "win" take place at?

  • WWE Crown Jewel

Ohhhhhhhhhh boy (oh boy oh boy).

That is my pick, for obvious reasons too long to list here. But hey, that's what an induction is for right?

Again, go and vote here! It's free!