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  1. Petey

    83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

    I feel like Conrad was a little more inquisitive before he fell into the formula of: read Observer tidbits, let host crap on Meltzer, read random results, rinse and repeat.
  2. Petey

    83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

    I think that's a lot of it as well. That amount of podcasts while still running your own business has to be incredibly taxing. I can understand why it's so easy to slip into the formula of "it was reported in the Observer that..." and allow Brucey/Eric to just go off.
  3. Petey

    83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

    The issue is that Conrad's not really a super knowledgeable wrestling fan, especially when compared to Brian Last. Conrad's wheelhouse is basically nWo through the end of the Attitude Era. He admits that he didn't really watch much wrestling post-80s wrestling boom and post-Attitude Era until some of the more recent stuff. I imagine he doesn't cover a lot of JCP stuff or WCW stuff because he's just not familiar with it. Yeah, he can and does fall back on old Observers/Torch's, but there's a lot of stuff that's out of his wheelhouse.
  4. Petey

    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    I think Jim's opinion is probably influenced, to a great deal, by the fact that he has no kids and I get the sense, doesn't really like them or understand why people would want them. I'm in my early 30s and don't have children but even I can understand why people want them. It's not out of the ordinary for someone, regardless of success level, to have children. What a weird thing to get bent out of shape about but everyone knows it's Corny.
  5. Petey

    83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

    He felt that the masks were a hindrance to the luchadors when trying to tell a story in the ring to an American audience because the audience couldn't see their eyes/facial expressions and it was compounded by the fact that many luchadors were unable to speak fluent English. He may have phrased things a little different since I'm just doing it off memory but it's something along those lines.
  6. Petey

    What Happened When with Tony Schiavone

    I completely agree that the episodes where Tony's watching stuff he's never seen tends to be the best. The WWE/WWF ones are pretty good because sometimes he'll point out certain things they might do from a production standpoint that differs from WCW at the time. I just wish that Conrad wouldn't shit all over the NWA stuff because it's obvious that is stuff that Tony likes to rewatch and is nostalgic for but Conrad's clearly super bored by it and his "I'm bored by this" schtick is irritating.
  7. Petey

    Grilling JR

    I think it's one of those where he feels like it just didn't age well. IIRC, Conrad said he first got into wrestling after watching the WrestleMania 4 tape and watched both WWF and NWA/WCW but ultimately was a huge Hulkamaniac as a kid. I'm a little younger than Conrad and didn't have any real exposure to Crockett until Classics on Demand. I loved watching the TBS show from that era but different strokes for different folks, I guess.
  8. Petey

    Grilling JR

    Nothing stands out in particular but anything non-NWA/WCW is usually pretty good because Tony's particularly engaged and Conrad can't fall back on "LOLWCW so stupid!" or "mid-80's Crockett ain't for me".
  9. Petey

    Grilling JR

    The Barely Legal watch-along was one of my favorite things ever. Tony's first exposure to ECW and him trying to name the wrestlers got me every time. For the most part they're whatever and of all the podcasts I listen to, WHW is the least priority but sometimes I enjoy it as a change of pace. Conrad's at his most insufferable but there are worse things.
  10. Petey

    Grilling JR

    Yea it was one of the many example of JR's "old man yells at cloud" character. A couple of days after that ep, I was listening to one of the WHW with Tony Schiavone podcast's from over the summer and Tony was talking about how he frequently includes emojis in his texts. I'll always like JR but good grief his constant rants against "push" and "war" and anytime someone directs a negative tweet at him can make his podcast insufferable. The other issue is that a lot of the WWF content has already been covered with Bruce so there's often not a lot that JR can add to those topics. That said, I do think the Crockett/WCW stuff tends to be better since JR seems to have a decent memory of that era and it hasn't been covered to death. I wish they'd focus more on that time period but my guess is that it'll never get the download numbers that WWF/E content generates.
  11. Petey

    Grilling JR

    I enjoyed it enough, if only because I felt like we had been starting to slip into Grumpy Old Man/Preachy JR and he had a different tone for this show. However, I totally agree on the jump cuts being rough. At least tease them/discuss them.
  12. Petey

    All Elite Wrestling

    I think the biggest thing was that Lois never really enjoyed living in CT and wanted to move back closer to home. At this stage of both of their lives, I can't imagine them uprooting and moving back north but I could see a situation where Tony just does random Network stuff or whatever like someone else suggested which allows Tony and Lois to stay in Georgia while still being under contract to WWE.
  13. Petey

    Grilling JR

    This podcast is tremendous and I've enjoyed each episode. It's continuing to get better as Ross and Conrad develop better chemistry. Really good stuff and I'm just sad that they didn't connect earlier.
  14. Petey

    The Jim Cornette Experience

    I had no idea either. Didn't Cornette appear at one of Bruce and Conrad's live shows not that long ago?
  15. I was arguing with my girlfriend (who is not really a wrestling fan) about Ric Flair's attractiveness. I was showing her pictures of mid-80's Flair and she didn't find him attractive at all which I found to be preposterous. Women, AMIRITE?