Since it prominently features Justin Shapiro and is for a good cause, figured I'd toss it up here.]
Not a hoax, not a dream! Joe vs. the World returns for a special reunion show, because you demanded it! Joe and Justin Shapiro reform to break down the year 1990 in the WWF. We cover it all, from what was different about the business back then (a lot), what a better (a lot), plus what to do when Challenge and Superstars air at the same time, WWF’s staunch anti-bullying policy in 1990, Bad News Brown as the Rat King, Blow Away diets, Noogies as finishers, and a lengthy and informed discussion of pooping on snakes. 90 minutes of fun for 1990!
The March of Dimes is a charity near and dear to my heart, as my own son was born very early (and is doing great today). So, if you’re able and can make any kind of contribution to them through the attached link, I would appreciate it.
This isn’t a Fritz Von Erich type of deal; I won’t say we’ll do another show if we raise X amount of dollars. I know times are tight, especially around the holidays, so if you can’t contribute, no worries. I had a ton of fun doing this show, and if we can raise some money for a good cause, all the better. Enjoy!
I tried reading the first forum post, but Ryder Frakin's terrible use of his keyboard blinded me. I will probably download it in the next few days due to boredom and to finally hear how bad Justin's West Pa accent is.
I gotta third the praise for this, great stuff, I would regularly listen to this if it was a regular thing, which came out regularly. Especially if there was an NXT Retrospective edition or something along those lines.
Highlights: the parts about Jack Tunney's hatred of bullying and a certain WWF star's attempts to circumvent his preventative measures, the shoddy work Ted DiBiase did trying to dig up dirt on The Big Bossman and the subsequent debate on the Bossman's net worth, how tense Thanksgiving must have been at the Rhodes house in 1990 and Hulk Hogan's thought process that led to becoming Tugboat's mentor.
I wouldn't say there's any bad Western PA accents, but as a listening experience goes, it's a little like getting to hear a Spider-man Era Tobey Maguire say things like "too much ass-biting" and "Andre would have pooped on that snake."
Also, I think I may change my currently terrible board name to ManWhoLikesSnakes at some point.
I don't see this as being sad at all. The WWE Hall of Fame isn't a recognition of someone's contribution to wrestling, it's Vince's personal recognition of a particular person for what may or may not be selfish reasons.