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Lets just get it out of the way.  We're asking anyone who can to help us take the show on the road.

If you don't want to go there: here's what it says

If you're here you probably know who we are.  If not: here's our description from "Four friends were bored one day and decided to start the most stupid and delicious fan wrestling podcast in the history of the world. We interview our friends, we drink, we talk shit and we give the best reviews of ring gear you'll ever hear. We may be down a member or two. We may be jaded and cynical. Kayfabe may be dead. But we are always stupid and delicious."

While we've had some changes and are down to 2 full time members, the SADPodcast crew is still chugging along.  We recorded episode 88 (official, not counting bonus episodes like review shows or special interviews) last week.  It's been one of the best times of our lives. We've met some amazing people and been not just witnesses, but a part of something bigger than us.  It's gotten straight up surreal.  And that's how we love it.

Now here's the dilemma.  We want to grow this show.  We want to quit our day jobs. We want to do this as a full time gig.  Now, we've had a blast doing the show this long, and we're not stopping.  But we know to grow as much as we want, we have to do more.  We have to start doing interviews with some bigger names rather than just our buddies.

So that leaves us here: While we are located in a great apartment studio, sometimes it's going to be easier to record before or after shows in different locations.  While our tech guru could pack up the mixer, his laptop, and the mics every time, it'd be much easier to have a portable recorder.

After research and talking to other more famous podcasters, We've discovered the need to purchase the Zoom H6 portable recorder.  It'd be a huge help to get to interview everyone we love to watch in the ring.  And reach more people through them.  

The donations will go directly to helping us purchase a portable recorder and replace or upgrade some much needed equipment.  This will cover a portable recorder, a new mic cord (1 broke a while back and hasnt been replaced), and any extra money will be used for memory cards and mic upgrades.  Any extra after that will be used to fund our hosting fees each month.  

So thank you in advance, even small amounts will help. 

Rock and Roll Tim."


Tl;dr version:

We want to do more interviews.  We need a portable recorder.  We love you all.

Cruiserweight Classic might just be...well..classic.

I get it.  You’re a wrestling fan.  Maybe you’re new to the Universe, maybe you remember the days of Bruno Sammartino.  Maybe you’re someone who watched in the Monday Night Wars and Attitude Era.  Maybe you’re just someone who is cautiously amused by this athletic soap opera that entertains the world.  Each week, there seems to be a whirlwind of things to watch.  Even if you just partake in WWE programming, you have NXT (1 hour), RAW (3 hours), Smackdown (2 hours), sometimes a pay-per-view (3+ hours), and any other miscellaneous content you want to watch from the network.  For some of you more hardcore folks, throw in a live show (8 hours counting travel for me this past weekend), a PWG or two (3 hours), a NJPW show (4 hours +), that’s not even to mention all the local indie matches you could check out, Lucha Underground, AAA, or even the dumpster fire of TNA.  To be honest, there’s a ton of choices! It’s established, it has high quality standards, and it is easily accessible.  Flip on your cable box, or use a website and you can watch all the things I listed and more.  So with so much time needed to just consume the wrestling that is already being produced, why should you be excited about this Cruiserweight Classic thing?  Isn’t it just guys who didn’t make the cut in WWE vying for attention?  Aren’t they all just going to be Daniel Bryan or Rey Mysterio ripoffs?  Won’t I have to go out of my way to get the network for this?  From the way things are looking, the CWC is about to be the most interesting thing WWE has been a part of since, well, ever.  Let look at some reasons shall we?

1.       It all starts with the talent.  The list of 30 competitors is varied in style and training from all over the world.  Whatever style you like: Japanese, American, Lucha, or European they all have several representatives.  Not 1 guy just to represent, but several.  You have grapplers, high flyers, brawlers, comedy, and just straight up ass kickers.  You have guys who have been on the indie scene for years, and guys who are a little bit fresher.  There is literally something for everyone between these 30 guys.  

2.       The potential for all-time great matches. There are guys who have never faced each other in this tournament. There are guys who have gone toe to toe in the squared circle who knows how many times.  But if you put guys of this caliber together, magic happens.  For example, let’s look at my two favorite competitors in this: Zack Sabre Jr and Cedric Alexander.  They went up against each other in a National Guard Armory in Hickory NC (courtesy of PWX, thanks Brian).  I was lucky enough to be there live and words can’t describe how good it was.  There wasn’t a crazy spot off a ladder, it wasn’t a hardcore match, it wasn’t some crazy refreshing ending to a story.  It was two of the best in the world in the same place and putting on a show.  The possibility is there for them to meet again in this tournament.  I’m already fantasy booking this tournament in my head.

3.       WWE isn’t afraid of discussing the indies on the network.  Some of these guys have long histories with pre-established stories.   Many of them qualified at indie events.  Let me repeat that: WWE allowed people to qualify for an event of theirs at 4 separate indie shows.  This is revolutionary.  Imagine if you will a world where WWE and the indies aren’t totally separate universes.  Where they facilitate and assist one another with one solitary idea in mind: entertain the fans.  I know some purists will say WWE was the death of the territories and they’ll never forgive them but look: Vince will be gone someday.  They have the biggest budget and highest production value.  If a mutually beneficial relationship can be acquired, all that will mean is more great matches for us to watch.

4.       The announced commentary team is Daniel Bryan and Mauro Ranallo.  In the past few months, Mauro Ranallo has become a refreshing commentary alternative on Smackdown.  Even through usually worse matches (which will have to change after the draft), Mauro’s delivery just raises the in-ring work to an excitement level that hasn’t really been around since the days of JR in WWE.  Then, add in you have not only a former WWE champion, but a guy who travelled the indies for 10 years, being THE draw.  Being THE guy people came to see based solely on his ring work.  He knows what these guys go through, he knows the work inside and out, and I personally can’t wait to see how great this commentary team can be.

5.       The stories that could be told.  Tournaments are natural story vehicles.  It’s part of why my podcast mates and I enjoy them so much.  Think about March Madness every year.  Basketball is completely unscripted but how many stories weave its way naturally into the commentary of NCAA basketball each and every year?  WWE knows ahead of time what is going to happen and can prepare.  I expect the video package team to be heavily involved and when have they ever done a bad job? 

6.       To see where it all leads.  I want to see if this tournament reaches casual fans or just hardcore smarks.  I want to see if the exposure for some of these guys leads to bigger and better things (I’d love to see Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn).  I want to see if this can revolutionize the way things are done in the world of professional wrestling.  I think it just might.

Those are my 6 main reasons.  What are your reasons to be excited about the CWC?  Let us know on Twitter or anywhere else you can find us!



If you've made it here by now you probably know who we are.  If you don't, check the about page.  This is our website we're going to use to maybe spew some things that were too long to fit on the show, or maybe we just got drunk and forgot to say.  First let me say thanks for being a listener, follower, or acquaintance.  However you got here, we appreciate you.  Secondly let me say, this show is one of our favorite things to do so despite a slight change based on last week's episode (episode 72: I must have him).  We are not going anywhere.  The Stupid and Delicious Podcast is the best there is, was, and ever will be!