This episode of The PVDcast has literally been several weeks in the making. The Thanksgiving holiday caused havoc with getting the Survivor Series Review edition completed. But, it’s done and ready to be heard! Join me and Ringside Rand as we recap the pay-per-view, the NXT: Takeover War Games event and chat about the current storylines on RAW & Smackdown Live. We even talk about the 30 for 30 documentary on “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Hopefully, this installment was worth the wait.
On this episode of the PVDcast, I am joined by Brian Zane, the man who is behind many pro wrestling themed YouTube shows. His most popular, Wrestling With Wregret, takes a comical look at bad ideas, angles, characters and events from pro wrestling’s present and past. Brian’s involvement in pro wrestling isn’t limited to creating entertaining and informative pro wrestling YouTube shows. He is also a wrestler and manager that has been in the business for over 10 years. Brian and I discuss his various shows, as well as his career as a wrestler and manager and training under Buddy Rose and Colonel DeBeers. Check out this episode because I’m sure that you won’t regret it!
It’s time for the annual WWE fall tradition, the Survivor Series! On this edition of The PVDcast, I am joined by my resident wrestling marks, Ringside Rand and DJ Joey Blayze. We discuss the upcoming Survivor Series card, as well as the NXT Takeover event featuring the return of War Games! Mix in a little of the silliness that always happens when the three of us get together and you have one entertaining episode! Kick back and get ready to hear all of our insights, opinions and predictions on the pay-per-view that we hopefully will be thankful for when it is over.
On this mini-episode of The PVDcast, I give a status update on some of the things that have been going on with yours truly. (Hence, the very creative title for the episode!) Find out what’s been going on & hear my opinions on several other topics. Those topics include the upcoming WWE PPV, Survivor Series, the Kenny Omega – Chris Jericho match-up slated for Wrestle Kingdom 12 & Georges St. Pierre’s return to the UFC. So check out this emblematic episode that is sure to entertain!
Hey, wrestling fans! Do I have an episode of The PVDcast for you! Filmmaker Chris Bournea joins me to discuss his documentary, Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring. This documentary chronicles the lives and careers of three brave, African -American women who were trailblazers in pro wrestling, while facing racism and discrimination along the way. Chris shares his stories about making this film, why these gifted wrestlers aren’t recognized, how Columbus, Ohio fits into this tale and how influential these women were to the sport of pro wrestling. Trust me, you’ll learn a lot about this small, but important, piece of pro wrestling history by listening to the episode!
On this episode of The PVDcast, comic book creator & author, Stephen Hines stops by to talk about his projects, including his massively popular graphic novel, Zombie Fabulous. In addition to this topic, we dive into some other non-comic book subjects that are personal to Stephen. We discuss his love of music, his advocacy for mental health issues & we even manage to fit in some politics. This is one well-rounded edition of The PVDcast!
Marilyn Monroe is an icon in American pop culture. Kaity Kinloch is an Ohio girl that has modeled her life and business after this blonde bombshell. Kaity joins me on this edition of the PVDcast to discuss her career as a Marilyn Monroe look-a-like. Kaity is quite passionate about Marilyn and shares why she is a Marilyn look-a-like, her philosophy on being respectful to Marilyn, her aspirations and the misconceptions that folks have about this Hollywood great. Tune in to find out if gentlemen truly do prefer blondes!
The Dustin Batdorff Invitational (The DBI) is an annual event that features pro wrestling as the vehicle to address substance abuse issues in Northeast Ohio. In its sixth year, the DBI continues to provide a manner for charitable associations to educate the public on substance abuse issues, as well as treat those directly or indirectly impacted by them. On this episode of the PVDcast, OCW Ohio Heritage champion, “No Shame” Jimmy Shane stops by to talk about the DBI, its impact, his role in the event and what fans can expect to see this Saturday night. You can find out more about this amazing event by heading to https://www.facebook.com/DustinBatdorffInvitational or you can follow the event on Twitter @DBI_Wrestling!
There have been lots of good things happening in my life. So, I decided to talk about them on this mini-episode of The PVDcast. Some of those aforementioned good things are my relationship status, a new movie project, an upcoming podcast appearance & my enthusiasm for the upcoming hockey season. I even manage dole out my opinions on a few wrestling events. I know it’s a self-centered episode, but at least it’s only 16 minutes long!
Last weekend, I took a road trip to Michigan to check out the Monroe Comic Con. While there, I had the chance to sit down with some folks and talk about the creative spirit. My first interview is with Elysia Rotaru, most known for playing the character, Taiana Venediktov on the CW show, Arrow. We discuss her background, life in Hollywood and her many roles on various projects. My second interview is with horror comic creator extraordinaire, Dirk Manning. We talk about his various projects and the art of writing. I even stopped by Brian Lau’s table to capture some people’s reaction to purchasing Staunch Ambition. It was a great time in Monroe and made for one epic episode!