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Best of 2016 with Righteous Jesse

The Kick Out at Two Podcast released their final episode of the year today, an interview with Tier 1 Champion Darius Carter! If you haven’t already subscribed, you can find Kick Out at Two on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.

Righteous Jesse was also happy to chime in with his favorite match of 2016, Brett Ison vs. Lee Byford:

This match is a favorite of mine for a few reasons- 1. It’s no secret that Brett Ison is my best friend. Getting to see my best friend wrestle in another state for another promotion and get a positive response from the crowd was such a great feeling. 2. It’s Brett Ison vs Lee Byford. If you aren’t familiar with these two they’ve been rivals and partners. I knew this would be a knock down, drag out fight. I was 200% right. These two men gave it everything they had and captured the crowds attention. The match took place at Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment at Famous Pub. I highly recommend this match to anyone who might doubt that strong style has a place in the south.

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The Last Mark Standing Truly Stands Out

Trina never set out to be a podcaster. Or a ring announcer. Or any of the other things she’s become in the last year. She was a childhood fan who simply never outgrew her love for the insanity that is professional wrestling. One night, just for kicks, she began live Tweeting during Raw. Soon she had a following, and before long, she ran into Damian.

Damian is a licensed counselor, an expert on human behavior. He also had aspirations of becoming a broadcaster and had dabbled in podcasting. Like Trina, Damian has a deep love for the sport of pro wrestling, and when the two met online, something clicked.

Trina lives in the Midwest; Damian lives on the East Coast. Modern technology and social media brought them together, and a unique partnership was forged. Now the two are co-hosts for one of the best commentaries on both the WWE and independent wrestling, The Last Mark Standing Podcast.

“The Marky Smark” Trina and Damian “Sawlty G” are more than just commentators. They are self-described promoters of professional wrestling who want to reignite the flame in lapsed fans and encourage casual fans to dig deeper. They don’t just watch the Network and the weekly WWE offerings; they are in the high school gyms and warehouses and roller rinks where independent wrestling happens.

Trina and Damian have a passion for pro wrestling that is infectious. They also bring a unique perspective to the sport, commenting on everything from ring politics to sexism in and out of the ring to proper fan etiquette. They are devoted fans who owe a lot to pro wrestling, and they have dedicated themselves to giving back to the sport that means so much to them.

The best things in professional wrestling often happen organically. The rise of Stone Cold Steve Austin and the birth of Austin 3:16; the “Yes” chants that led to the rise of Daniel Bryan; and the recent emergence of James Ellsworth. The Last Mark Podcast was not in the plans of either Trina or Damian. It evolved organically, beginning with Trina’s live Tweeting, and it continues to rise today.

Visit the Last Mark Standing website to find out how you can subscribe and follow the Last Mark Standing Podcast. This one’s on my weekly must-hear list, along with Kick Out at Two and Gilbert Gottfried. It’s a great listen if you love the sport of pro wrestling.

You can also follow Trina, Damian, and the podcast on Twitter.

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Michael Elgin on Kick Out at Two

koatFirst off… I know, I’ve been slacking. I posted once between the last KOAT podcast update and now. It’s a great article about New Origins Wrestling, if you haven’t seen it. But I haven’t posted anything else.

Truth be told, last weekend I met with a former WWF star who has an amazing story to tell. Won’t say more until it’s a signed deal, but it looks like I will be assisting with an amazing autobiography in 2017.

The gang at Kick Out at Two is never slacking, and this weekend, they are joined by Michael Elgin. Elgin is signed with New Japan and Ring of Honor and can be seen all over the indies. He’s one of the top names to know if you’re looking for something beyond WWE and proof that no matter how many names the WWE signs, the indies are only getting started in their revival.

You can download the Kick Out at Two Podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud!

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Kick Out at Two with Veda Scott and Papa Hales

No Guys November continues (partially) on the Kick Out at Two Podcast. Bonnaroo Brittany and the gang welcome their second female guest Veda Scott this week. Veda is the current FWE Women’s Champion and a regular for Women of Honor. She’s one of the hottest names on the indie circuit and a regular in PWI’s list of the Top 50 Females in Wrestling.

And, as a special bonus, KOAT fans will finally get to her from one of the gang’s favorite people in the independent wrestling world when Papa Hales joins the show.

Download Kick Out at Two every Friday on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud.

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No Guys November Kicks off on Kick Out at Two

maryelizabethmonroeWith over 50+ episodes released, the Kick Out at Two has yet to have a female guest. That changes in a big way starting this week in what Bonnaroo Brittany has declared to be, “No Guys November.”

Their first guest this month is a great one too. Kelly Klein was one of my first interviews here on Eat Sleep Wrestle, and she’s gone on to become one of the driving forces for ROH’s Women of Honor division.

Kelly is the total package: an athletic woman with a solid work ethic and a an incredible mind for the business. She’s been trained by the very best, and it shows in everything she does in the ring. Kelly is a true star and a name you need to know.

Listen to Kelly and the gang by downloading the podcast from iTunes of Soundcloud. And if you like the show, pick up a T-shirt. The new design (see below) is now available on Teespring.

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Spyder Nate Webb on Kick Out at Two

On the Halloween edition of the Kick Out at Two Podcast, Righteous Jesse and the gang welcome 17 year veteran Spyder Nate Webb to the show.

The Indianapolis native has worked with numerous promotions over the years including CZW, IWA Mid-South, and Ring of Honor.

“At the end of the podcast he basically cuts a promo on the fact that he has to go to court for being a good civilian,” says Righteous Jesse. “It’s amazing.”

Download and subscribe to the Kick Out at Two Podcast on iTunes and on Soundcloud!

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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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Timmy Lou Retton on Kick Out at Two


His name will make you smile.

His photos will make you laugh.

His work in the ring will make you cheer.

I’m very excited for this week’s Kick Out at Two Podcast because they’re featuring one of the most talented young wrestlers I’ve seen this year. Timmy Lou Retton, as the name suggests, is a red, white, and blue phenomenon. He’s a gymnast who can leap, tumble, and do the splits, but he’s also a great athlete and a brilliant young talent. The sky’s the limit for this kid, and when you see him in action, you will become a fan!

Download the Kick Out at Two Podcast every Friday on iTunes and Soundcloud!