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Kick Out at Two Podcast Update

koatDue to my anniversary last week, I was out of town and unable to share the Kick Out at Two Podcast’s weekly update, so it’s time to play catch up!

Last week’s the gang finally caught up with Anthony Henry, a wrestler they’ve been raving about since they first saw him a few months ago in Chattanooga.

This week the Kick Out at Two Podcast features Dynamite Eric Walker, another “super under the radar” worker the crew discovered during their travels.

That’s the best thing about Kick Out at Two: they don’t just talk to the main event stars. They want to introduce you to the curtain jerkers, the up and comers, the names who will be at the top of the card a few years down the line. Their passion for discovering and promoting the new stars is infectious, and it will make you a fan of the indy wrestling scene.

This is not a paid endorsement I do every week. This is one indy wrestling fan pushing you to join my friends in discovering the amazing talent working the roller rinks, high school gyms, and warehouses across America. Subscribe or download to the Kick Out at Two Podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud today!

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Invasion on Kick Out at Two

This week, the Kick Out at Two Podcast is being invaded by the crew who host the IndieKast Podcast! And in turn, the Kick Out at Two Podcast crew is taking over Indie Cast for one week.

This is a great chance to check out two podcasts hosted by people who genuinely love pro wrestling. You can find the IndyKast show on the Kult of Kayfabe website.

As always, Kick Out at Two can be found on iTunes and Soundcloud. And if you missed last week with Timmy Lou Retton, please go back and check it out. The story about how he was disqualified 13 times for using pro wrestling moves in high school are worth the listen alone!


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Triple Play on Kick Out at Two Podcast This Week

There’s a reason I plug the Kick Out at Two Podcast every Thursday. Simply put, it’s the best pro wrestling podcast you’re not listening to, and by far, the best podcast that covers independent wrestling.

Righteous Jesse, the Wilkman, and Bonnaroo Brittany are die-hard fans who have traveled all night from show to show to cover the indies like no one else. Over the last four months they’ve covered Indiana, Georgia, New York, Missouri, Ohio, and Nebraska, just to name a few. They’ve interviewed a number of main event stars, but they also talk to the curtain jerkers and mid-carders, men and women who are struggling to make a name for themselves in today’s vibrant independent scene.

The more home-grown podcasts I listen to, the more I appreciate Kick Out at Two. The professionalism they bring to their commentary, interviews, and production values makes their show as listenable as any high profile podcast on the Internet. If you’ve never been to an independent show, the Kick Out at Two Podcast will give you the bug to try it out for yourself.

This week’s show features not one but three guests: Space Monkey, Curt Stallion, and soon to be NXT star Tommy End. Subscribe now on iTunes or Soundcloud, and discover all that you’ve been missing beyond TV wrestling.

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The Pro Wrestling Iowa Podcast

Iowa is the high school wrestling capital of the world. Travel to Iowa in the middle of winter and you’ll find arenas packed with fans watching high school grapplers compete in the world’s second oldest sport.

Iowa is home to the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame, and Des Moines was the home of legendary promoter Pinkie George and the birthplace of the National Wrestling Alliance. Iowa holds a central place in the history of professional wrestling, so it should come as no surprise that Iowa is home to one of the best commentary podcasts on pro wrestling.

The Pro Wrestling Iowa Podcast is a weekly program covering the national wrestling promotions as well as the local independent scene. Each week they discuss the current storylines on WWE, current events involving professional wrestlers and promotions, and independents wrestling in the Des Moines area and beyond.

This is not a rambling, ranting program made up of old timers lamenting how things used to be. This is solid, insightful discussion about what’s happening on TV and on the local scene in Des Moines from guys who know their stuff. Brad LaFratte, Dustin Smothers, and Kevin Wilder are true wrestling enthusiasts who bring a wide range of experiences and knowledge to the program as well as the Pro Wrestling Iowa website. New contributor Darnell Mitchell brings a fresh take to the program as well as a huge passion for women’s wrestling.

If you’re in or near the Des Moines area and call yourself a wrestling fan, Pro Wrestling Iowa is a must-add to your iTunes podcast subscription, but fans outside the Midwest should give it a listen as well. The Pro Wrestling Iowa team consistently gives great insight on the WWE, and independent wrestling enthusiasts will enjoy discovering what’s happening at 3X Wrestling, Impact Pro Wrestling, and others in the region.

Pro Wrestling Iowa can be heard on iTunes. You can also follow them on Twitter and read more on their website.

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Kick Out at Two Podcast: C.J. O’Doyle

The Kick Out at Two Podcast has a face that might ring a bell with NXT fans. C.J. O’Doyle was on NXT just last week on the June 15 episode. Now, he’s telling his story to the best traveling indy wrestling podcast on the planet. You can watch C.J. in action below, and you can head this week’s podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud.

Righteous Jesse tells me they have a BIG guest lined up for next week. Stay tuned.


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Kick Out at Two Podcast: La Marka

LaMarkaSome weeks the Kick Out at Two brings you names you know. Some weeks, they bring you names you will be glad you go to know first on their show.


La Marka is a unique gimmick wrestler now working for Freedom Pro Wrestling alongside the likes of Al Snow, Billy Gunn, Carlito, the Blue Meanie, Stevie Richards, Sabu, Shane Douglas, Tommy Dreamer, and Tatanka. According to FPW’s website, he is the “second best wrestler in the world.” Who is he? What gives him the right to make such a claim? You’ll have to listen this week and find out.

Download the Kick Out at Two Podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud now.

And if you haven’t listened to last week’s show with Guns N Beer, please give it a listen. It’s one of the strangest, funniest, and most entertaining interviews you will ever hear on a wrestling show.

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The Finnatic Report

BluegrassBrawlers-coverI recently did a podcast with the Finnatic report to discuss Bluegrass Brawlers, Eat Sleep Wrestle, and indie wrestling. You can download the episode on their website or through iTunes.

Also, if you’re in the Owensboro area, be sure to drop by the Daviess County Library Thursday night to hear me speak on Louisville wrestling with stories from Bluegrass Brawlers. Click here for the event page on Facebook.

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Get to know “The Big Guy”

I don’t get a lot of time to listen to podcasts, but there are a few I try to keep up with: Art of Wrestling with Colt Cabana, The Steve Austin Show, The Jim Cornette Experience, Ice Cream Headache, and Talk is Jericho.

Chris Jericho did an interview with the Big Guy, Ryback, last week. It’s one of the best, and it’s a great chance to hear from the man behind the hype. I was really impressed with his story, and many people were impressed with the shoot promo he did on the last Raw of 2014.

It’s more proof, too, that the WWE needs to take the scripts out of the hands of the new guys and let Ryback, Roman Reigns, Cesaro, and others be themselves. These are smart, talented, and funny guys, and they need to be getting over the old fashioned way – on their feet, not on script.

Listen to the Ryback interview and many others by visiting the Talk is Jericho web page.