Pro Grapplers Episode 5: Kevin Owens Is Still The Best

Chris Jericho discovers a Band-Aid in his food during Independence Day celebratory food fightWe’re back and knocking off the ring rust with talk of the big WWE Draft! Steve and Jason agree that the best thing about the event was Kevin Owens, while also wondering where else an announce table might go. In the second segment, it’s a deep dive into the insanity that was The Final Deletion. Put down that sandwich and step away from the craft services table, because it’s time for your match!


Pro Grapplers Episode 4: It Came Crashing Down … And It Hurts Inside

Fandango is coming to WWE RAWBREAKING: It turns out a superstar from a historically racist entertainment venue might also be racist. That doesn’t make the sting of the Hulkster’s words any less lasting. Also, we may have another superstar title for Steve (Snake Handler!) and we run down the card from Battleground! This includes such classics as broken Kane, why there’s nothing sexual about the Figure 8, the whereabouts of Fandango, and why you feel the need to punch the Miz (hint: it’s Sunday).


Pro Grapplers Episode 3: The Facest Face You Ever Faced

Booker T is SWERVED by Renee Young and HornswoggleIt’s real to us, dammit! Hear Steve’s reaction to one of the oldest (and best) wrestling memes, as well as why he tuned out to the Divas awesomeness on RAW. Jason also reports in from the first two episodes of SWERVED, including a message for Zack Ryder. In the second segment, we run down the Battleground card, Randy Orton: King of the Taunt, and how we think Rollins/Orton could truly go any which way.


Pro Grapplers Episode 2: BOOM! How’s Ya Mutha?

Stars of Money in the Bank fall off a ladderA few days late and several dollars short, but don’t count out the Pro Grapplers! We offer our late thoughts on Money in the Bank, talking about Sheamus’ chances at becoming the first male Divas Champion and detailed talk of … packages. Also, Steve brings our first Sh-indie Report, offering his perspective of the local Utah show that he saw.


Pro Grapplers Episode 1: Crazy Like I Was In High School

Join Amazin’ Jason and Steve “The Shinkicker” as they walk down memory lane and recall just why they’re currently into pro wrestling as much as they are. Hear about Jason’s mom witnessing … things and find out what Steve and Dean Ambrose have in common. Lace up your boots and dunk your head in the water tank, because it’s time to debut!


Episode 395: Reign It In (Review feat. The Last Halloween)

The Firefly MMONo matter which color you see, you can trust that we talk about wrestling, Steven Universe, and why bad things happen to good shows. That, plus looks at comics like Manly Guys Doing Manly Things, Parallax, and The Last Halloween. Stick around after the brief outro music for a discussion of the upcoming Mortal Kombat game.

The midshow music is provided by Baq5.


Digital Strips Podcast 299 – Review – Nightmare Pro Wrestling

Nightmare Pro WrestlingIt’s Halloween … ok, well, it’s getting close to Halloween, and we’re getting into the spirit with a comic review all about monsters and things that
go bump in the night. Though having now lived in a house with my wife for over three years now, I can safely say that many things go bump in the night, and are not, to my knowledge, necessarily supernatural or ooky-and- spooky in nature. Take that as you will.

It’s scary how few new webcomics I’ve been reading lately (blame a busy work season), but Steve has all the time in the world and handily picks up my slack with two different comics for our Whatcha’ Been Readin’ portion:

Our featured comic this episode weaves a tale that is set, up to this point, in a castle. And what better transition could we ask for than one from Wolfenstein 3D, titled, “My Loved Ones Are Gone” [remixed by Psycho Crusher, (14:53)]?

Steve enjoys a good many horror comics and is a casual fan of pro wrestling (or sports entertainment, as Vince McMahon would like us to refer to it). I, on the other hand, enjoy some horror but I am still deeply ensconced in the world of arm bars, drop-toe holds, suicide dives, and the occasional senton powerbomb. So yeah, I was thrilled when we agreed to take a look at something that would satisfy both our curiosities:

I take the opportunity to school Steve on the finer points of grappling and laying the smack down, while Steve helps me discuss all things WWE by the time we wrap things up. If you’re a fan or horror, you’ll love the monster homages that this comic cooks up. If you’re a fan of wrestling, the action is more than satisfying and really cranks things up when the participants are at it in the ring. If only we had a handy RSS feed with which to keep up-to-date on the comic’s updates …

Topics for Rambletronning include, but are not limited to: the horror that is Ink Outbreak (to Steve, I’m ambivalent), PvP is the SportsCenter of the Internet, and we find out what it might be like as Steve attends his first orgy. Despite all that, come on up to the castle and join us, won’t you?