Needless Things Podcast 181 – 31 Days of Halloween: The Horror of Kane

October 6th, 2017
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LIVE from Dragon Con 2017, but the perfect way to kick off 31 Days of Halloween on the Needless Things Podcast, Dave talks to one of the most notable horror icons in the history of professional wrestling – the Big Red Machine, Kane!

As one of the longest-tenured athletes in WWE, Kane has personified evil many times throughout his career. From long-running feuds with his brother the Undertaker to Inferno Matches to being a masked monster seeking revenge upon those that have wronged him, Kane’s legacy is steeped in the macabre.

Outside of wrestling Kane portrayed one of the latest and biggest in the grand lineage of slashers, Jacob Goodnight in the See No Evil movie franchise!

Listen in as Dave and Kane discuss wrestling, film, and what it took for Glenn Jacobs to become the Devil’s Favorite Demon!

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Needless Things Podcast 154 - WrestleMania 33 Pre-Show w/ DorkDroppings.com

March 30th, 2017
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Phantom Troublemaker teams up with Noel from DorkDroppings.com for a special look at WWE and WrestleMania!

It's time for the so-called Ultimate Thrill Ride - WrestleMania 33! This is the event that WWE builds up to all year long - the most intense feuds, the most entertaining angles, and the biggest matches. In theory, this event is the culmination of a year of booking and wrestling and is the opportunity for the Superstars of the WWE to create Moments that will be remembered forever.

Listen in as Phantom and Noel discuss the current state of affairs in WWE, how it all led to Sunday's card, and how the electricity of WrestleMania propels the event itself!

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Needless Things Podcast 153 - Mikal Mosley

March 26th, 2017
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A Very Special WrestleMania Monday Episode!

Phantom Troublemaker talks to wrestler and cosplayer Mikal Mosley on this special bonus episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

 
Mikal Mosley is literally on the road to WrestleMania! While en route to Orlando for a special double-secret WWE project (Mikal's best friend is Xavier Woods - place your bets as to what he's working on), the hybrid cosplayer/wrestler got on the phone to share as much as he could about his work for the world's biggest wrestling company.

Listen in as Phantom and Mikal discuss cosplay, wrestling, and what it takes to make entrance gear and props for The Ultimate Thrill Ride, WrestleMania!

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Needless Things Podcast 101 – WrestleMania 32 Pre-Show

March 31st, 2016
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TheNeedless Things Irregulars convene to talk about this year’sShowcase of the Immortals – WrestleMania 32!

Takingplace on April 3rdin Dallas, Texas, this year’s installment of profession alwrestling’s biggest spectacle will likely go down as the mostfraught show in the history of WWE. The company’s talent have beenplagued by injuries, derailing almost all of the biggest plans forthe card. And that’s precisely what makes WrestleMania 32 sointeresting. Never before has WWE been so strained to develop acompelling card for their biggest annual event.

Addingto that is the fact that the 2016 edition is taking place in thefamed Cowboys Stadium, an 80,000 seat venue that offered thepossibility for WWE to break the legendary attendance record ofWrestleMania III. While that seems less likely thanks to a rosterdepleted of established, top-tier Superstars, WWE has been goingfull-steam ahead with a combination of old-school sizzle and hungry,young talent.

Listenin as Phantom, Sean Reid, Devlin Valek, and Scott Coles discuss thelead up to and potential fallout from this year’s WrestleMania!

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Needless Things Podcast 91 – The Royal Rumble

January 21st, 2016
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Phantom Troublemaker is joined by Sean Reid, Noel from Dork Droppings, and Marc from Unshaven Comics for a discussion about one of WWE’s signature events, the Royal Rumble!

Since 1988 the Royal Rumble has been one of wrestling’s most exciting events. Originally a television special on the USA network centered around a 20-man battle royal, the Rumble has evolved into one of the focal points of WWE’s schedule, with thirty men (or once forty!) competing to determine who will Main Event the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania!

Listen in as Phantom and the guys discuss the history of the Royal Rumble and the possibilities for this year’s edition!

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Needless Things Podcast 77 – Demons of the Ring: Supernatural Gimmicks in Wrestling

October 16th, 2015
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Phantom Troublemaker, Sean Reid, and the one and only Johnny DANGAAAAAA discuss the biggest and spookiest gimmicks from the colorful history of the greatest sport of them all – professional wrestling!

In the newest 31 Days of Halloween edition of the Needless Things Podcast the crew talks about the great horror-infused characters of the squared circle. From Vampiro to Luna Vachon to Kevin Sullivan and the Dungeon of Doom, they cover the biggest names that have delivered a chill to your spine and a Mongolian Chop to your face! And of course special tribute had to be paid to the greatest of them all – the Deadman, the Phenom, the Undetaker! Plus, Phantom once again calls upon Johnny Danger for his famed Hulk Hogan impersonation, but not in a way you would ever expect.

Listen in as Johnny, Sean, and Phantom come through hellfire and brimstone to deliver the Podcast from Hell!

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Needless Things Podcast 66 – Figures Toy Company Returns!

July 31st, 2015
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Chris DePetrillo from Figures Toy Company returns to the Needless Things Podcast!

A lot has happened – and been announced – since the last time Chris was on the show, so Phantom invited Figures’ Chief Marketing Officer back for an update. Chris had big new about Ring of Honor and Legends of Professional Wrestling, Hanna-Barbera, DC Superfriends, and more. If you love retro-themed toys, this episode is a must-hear!

Listen in as Phantom and Chris discuss licensed toys and Figures Toy Company’s slate thus far for 2015!

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s musical selection comes from Atlanta ska legends, The Go-Steadys!

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The Needless Things family would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Roderick “Rowdy Roddy Piper” Toombs. News of his passing due to a heart attack broke during the recording of this episode.

Here's hoping they have enough bubblegum in Heaven.
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Needless Things Podcast 63 – Remembering Dusty Rhodes

July 9th, 2015
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On June 11th, 2015, the world lost a legend – wrestling superstar Dusty Rhodes, The American Dream, passed away. In this episode of the Needless Things Podcast, tribute is paid to the incomparable son of a plumber.

Phantom Troublemaker, Revolution SF’s Joe Crowe, Sean Reid, Johnny Danger, and Noel Wood of Dork Droppings remember the American Dream, from the NWA to Sapphire to WCW to NXT. The crew run down their favorite memories of the Common Man, as well as how they first discovered the magic of Dusty.

Listen in as Phantom, Joe, Sean, Johnny, and Noel talk about one of the greatest professional wrestling talents of all time!

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Needless Things Podcast 51 – WrestleMania 31

March 27th, 2015

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Listen up, Phantomaniacs – it’s that magical time of year when the WWE comes to the forefront of the entertainment world and puts everything it’s got into producing the biggest, wildest, and most entertaining spectacle of the whole year!

Phantom Troublemaker put out the call to some of the Needless Things Irregulars to assemble a team of commentators with different outlooks and opinions to speculate on the big show and the events leading up to it. For your own personal reference, here’s the WrestleMania 31 card as it stood at the time of this recording:

Los Matadores v. The New Day v. The Udos v. Kidd & Cesaro (Champions) for the Tag Team Championship

The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

AJ Lee & Paige v. The Bella Twins

Randy Orton v. Seth Rollins

John Cena v. Rusev (Champion) for the United States Championship

R-Truth v. Dean Ambrose v. Luke Harper v. Dolph Ziggler v. Stardust v. Daniel Bryan v. Bad News Barrett (Champion) in a Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship

Sting v. Triple H

Bray Wyatt v. The Undertaker

Roman Reigns v. Brock Lesnar (Champion) for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Join Phantom Troublemaker, Mike Gordon of New Legend Productions, Jonathan Williams of Wrestling With Pop Culture, and Noel Wood of Dork Droppings as they take a look at the biggest show of the year!:

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Needless Things Podcast 45 – Christopher DePetrillo of Figures Toy Company

February 11th, 2015
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On today’s episode, Phantom Troublemaker talks to Christopher DePetrillo, the Chief Marketing Officer of Figures Toy Company!
Phantom talks to Christopher about the history of Figures Toy Company – from their Legends of Professional Wrestling line to their current robust roster of licenses, including The Three Stooges, Batman ’66, KISS, the characters of Robert E. Howard, and their newest acquisition – Ring of Honor wrestling!
The conversation ranges from personal preferences in toy collecting to marketing toys in a modern digital environment. Tune in as Phantom gets an education from a veteran of the toy business!:
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