That’s So Braven #36: Raw fringes on lunacy, ‘The Anvil,’ Ben’s first live PROGRESS experience

13Aug

Benjamin Raven is back yet again with another episode of That's So Braven, in which he goes over the Monday, Aug. 12 edition of Raw just as it went off the air, the heartbreaking death of Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and Ben's first live PROGRESS experience! 

You can listen here and anywhere else you get your podcasts, but please find away to subscribe, rate and review The Court of Nerds podcast. Here is the link to our iTunes page, support us any way you can! Thanks!

Recent episodes of That's So Braven: 

That's So Braven #35: G1 Climax 28 complete results, reaction

That’s So Braven #34: Telling Ben What To Do On His Own Show

That's So Braven #33: Starrcast top-to-bottom with Conrad Thompson

That's So Braven #32: Wrestlecation 

That's So Braven #31: Ian Riccaboni joins us to talk ROH's growth, MSG show, and being on the All In broadcast team

What a killer couple of weeks if I do say so myself. If you want to join us -- whether you have a brand, product, promotion or show you want to promote on the/and at Starrcast and All In Chicago, shoot us an email at courtofnerdspodcast@gmail.com. 

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Mr. Sledge’s Neighborhood #33: Hanging with Joe Gaudet

12Aug

Sledge tries to keep up with the hilariously funny voice actor Joe Gaudet sitting at his dinner table. This episode is less about two grown men getting their kids together than it is an excuse to day drink beer during a weekday. Get some insight into the mind of a man where talking is more than just a means to convey information.... just ignore the sound of children playing in the background... Sledge did.

You can find more about Joe Gaudet and all of his amazing vocal work at:

The beers that Kevin and Joe were drinking can be found here.

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That’s So Braven #35: G1 Climax 28 complete results, reaction

12Aug

All the spoilers from the 28th G1 Climax lay ahead in this podcast. Benjamin Raven breaks down the monumental final matchup between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kota Ibushi for a shot at the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the main event at WrestleKingdom 13. 

What a night, what a match and what a tournament. Raven will lead us through the entire month of action from New Japan Pro Wrestling, so sit back, enjoy and get that damn NJPW World subscription because things like the G1 and Kevin Kelley add so much value to it for the English speaking fans. Bravo, NJPW, bravo. 

You can listen here and anywhere else you get your podcasts, but please find away to subscribe, rate and review The Court of Nerds podcast. Here is the link to our iTunes page, support us any way you can! Thanks!

Recent episodes of That's So Braven: 

That’s So Braven #34: Telling Ben What To Do On His Own Show

That's So Braven #33: Starrcast top-to-bottom with Conrad Thompson

That's So Braven #32: Wrestlecation 

That's So Braven #31: Ian Riccaboni joins us to talk ROH's growth, MSG show, and being on the All In broadcast team

What a killer couple of weeks if I do say so myself. If you want to join us -- whether you have a brand, product, promotion or show you want to promote on the/and at Starrcast and All In Chicago, shoot us an email at courtofnerdspodcast@gmail.com. 

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That’s So Braven #34: Telling Ben What To Do On His Own Show

8Aug

Ben and Drew are at it again, this time with friend and frequent collaborator Hollywood Joey Williamson! The guys chatted about ROH's championship being on the line at All In, putting titles back on the Bucks and Cody and the sad state of the RAW tag team division. 

After that, it's time for an early preview of NXT Takeover Brooklyn and SummerSlam! This time, it's Ben and Drew butting heads while Joey kept his cool. 

Be sure to check out our pal Hollywood and all his hard work!

Pre-order Starrcast and All In on FITE TV now! 

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That’s So Braven #33: Starrcast top-to-bottom with Conrad Thompson

5Aug

With Starrcast ‘18 now officially in full countdown mode as it sits less than a month away, Conrad Thompson — organizer and one of wrestling’s busiest men — joins Ben and Drew to run through the magical weekend in Chicago step-by-step.

Conrad and the guys run through some of the highlights from Starrcast, the All In card itself, the process behind this first-of-its-kind weekend and convention, and how the hell Conrad manages his time. As always with Conrad, it's a fun, informative time as we dig deep on the upcoming historic weekend.

Trough midnight Aug. 10, you can buy the weekend pass for Starrcast on FITE TV for $79.99 which is $20 off and it comes with $20 FITE TV credits so it's basically $40 off! Tickets to Starrcast are sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't be part of this historic event. Follow Starrcast @Starrcast18 and Conrad Thompson, the host of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, Something Else to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, 83 Week and What Happened When @HeyHeyItsConrad. 

 

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The Court Of Nerds #154: Lotta Cocaine In This One For Some Reason?

2Aug

PRE-LISTEN WARNINGS

1) We said swears in this one. Don't judge us. Please. 

2) We home recorded this bad boy and our AC was out, so many fans are running to keep us cool. You can hear them. We are sorry but also not sorry about this. 

 

We caught up with our friends Gavin and Dee from Tardy's about their time at San Diego Comic Con aka Comic Con International! We talked Funko being bonkers, continued expansion and had a good time chatting about some of the major trailers that dropped. Plus for some reason cocaine kept coming up. Also no cocaine was used in the making of this podcast. But lots of Arizona Golden Bear WAS used during the making of this podcast. 

Please give us money or Golden Bears, new friends at Arizona! 

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That’s So Braven #31: Wrestlecation

28Jul

 

So Sledge Screwed the pooch on the the original audio. Here is a much better version of the Wresting 101 cast done with Kevin, Stacey, Austin, and Ben.

Enjoy.

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The Court of Nerds #153: Firing a Gunn

26Jul

The Z team is back, and everyone else was sick of recording with Sledge so West Coast Avenger Gregg and Biff step in. Sledge grills Gregg about San Diego Comic Con: they talk favorite announcements, trailers, and the firing of James Gunn by Disney. 

They also get into some PC Master Race chest pounding as well. 

One of them recorded shirtless in a lucador mask... guess which one.

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That’s So Braven #31: Ian Riccaboni talks ROH’s growth, MSG show with NJPW, and being on the All In broadcast team

19Jul

On this very special episode of That's So Braven, Ben and Drew were joined by the ultra-talented Ian Riccaboni of Ring of Honor wrestling. Riccaboni has been the lead announcer for ROH since early 2017, and he just happened to give us the never-before-heard story behind the day he got the call that he would become the lead voice of ROH. 

Related: The Court of Nerds Special: Conrad Thompson talks Starrcast, All In and, oh yeah, we're All In

Riccaboni goes into great detail on not only ROH's growth, but how he found out he was on the All In broadcast team and who his biggest wrestling play-by-play influences are (WHAT A MANEUVER). The diehard Philly sports fan even finds the time to help us preview another big show in ROH's Honor for All show set for Friday, July 20 from Nashville, Tennessee, and how genius Being the Elite is and all about this Rick A. Bonnie guy. Big Billy Joel fan. 

We're super thrilled for you guys to check this one out, and we can't wait to have Ian on again as he was a great informative and entertaining talk. If you haven't signed up for Honor Club yet (what are you doing with your life?), head to ROHWrestling.com and sign up for Honor Club. 

Related: All In 2018 announces broadcast team with Cyrus, Ian Riccaboni, Sean Mooney, among others

Follow Ian on Twitter by clicking here, and make sure to stay with us for any updates regarding Starrcast and All In Chicago weekend! 

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The Court of Nerds Episode 152: SDCC Is A Thing

19Jul

Ben and Drew get down on what's going down on the West Coast this week with San Diego Comic Con. The boys pondered James Gunn's big announcement on Friday and wanted to ask YOU a question as well:

Which BIG DC movie that's expected to drop a trailer this weekend NEEDS to be a hit for the company? Shazam, Wonder Woman: 1984 or Aquaman? 

Also Ben thinks the Aquaman poster looks like Finding Nemo and Drew still doesn't fix it in post. 

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