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The Steel Cage Network of podcasts features weekly shows recapping the suite of WWE content, as well as everything else in the world of pro wrestling: New Japan (NJPW), British Wrestling, and the independent circuit. Also, join us for the occasional Unfunny Nerd Tangent - where we'll touch on our favorite TV shows and movies, as well as our wacky snack ratings podcast, Derek & Tim Eat Snacks. Our contributors come from all around the world. Often snarky, sometimes insightful, always opinionated.
 
Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Kevin Smith - with all today's geeky entertainment, who can focus? Go off on a tangent with us and our 'unfunny' friends as we smash open new movies and TV shows as well as the classics that made us nerds in the first place. Spoilers abound, so listen AFTER you watch. Part of The Steel Cage Network.
 
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It’s time for wrrrrrrestling news! (doot doot doot do doot… sing it with us now, it’s Cena’s theme)Let’s start with the big thing everyone is talking about this week: Are Brian Danielson and/or CM Punk going to AEW? There have been reports of CM Punk training and consulting. Reliable sources say it’s happening, with a Goldberg or Lesnar-type of dea…
 
With more variants than you can poke a pruning baton at, the MCU continues to expand with the new television series, Loki.We delved into the secret files of the TVA to find the answers to this mysterious show, and were still left with questions about its glorious purpose. But we did find Throg, and Tim brought Josta for everyone!We may have had som…
 
With more variants than you can poke a pruning baton at, the MCU continues to expand with the new television series, Loki.We delved into the secret files of the TVA to find the answers to this mysterious show, and were still left with questions about its glorious purpose. But we did find Throg, and Tim brought Josta for everyone!We may have had som…
 
It's been a long time coming, but the MCU is back on the big screen! Phase Four kicks off in Budapest style with the release of Black Widow.We squeezed our dad bods into our old superhero suits to sit down and discuss the long-awaited MCU solo movie for Scarlet Johansson and the Black Widow character, daring to try and connect the dots between Dr. …
 
It's been a long time coming, but the MCU is back on the big screen! Phase Four kicks off in Budapest style with the release of Black Widow.We squeezed our dad bods into our old superhero suits to sit down and discuss the long-awaited MCU solo movie for Scarlet Johansson and the Black Widow character, daring to try and connect the dots between Dr. …
 
This week, we are dedicating the show to our Uncle Beek and our good boy Bronx. We love you.The crowds are finally returning to pro wrestling, and we are both excited and apprehensive about it. If you're attending SummerSlam, Neo is going to be traveling to Mexico for TripleMania 2021 and plans on bringing back all new variants of the Coronavirus w…
 
Welcome to AT3 on The Steel Cage, where our Down Under contingent fights off the Drop Bears to discuss their Top 3 of a variety of wrestling topics.There’s no doubt that ever since NXT became the breeding ground for future WWE talent, a host of amazing performers have received that illustrious call-up to the main rosters of either Raw or Smackdown.…
 
Big Trouble in Little China turns 35 this year, so when some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye and asks you if you paid your dues; you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time lik…
 
Big Trouble in Little China turns 35 this year, so when some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye and asks you if you paid your dues; you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time lik…
 
Welcome to AT3 on The Steel Cage, where our Down Under contingent fights off the Drop Bears to discuss their Top 3 of a variety of wrestling topics.Every match needs an ending, and more often than not, these endings are highlighted by the use of a finishing move, an often-devastating maneuver unique to that wrestler's particular set of skills.But w…
 
There are wars brewing again in the wrestling world. As “media”, we will give you all the coverage… but on our own damn time.Sadly, Monday Night RAW continues to tank. They might as well be playing reruns. Hell, that’s not a bad idea…As far as WWE goes, thank goodness for Smackdown and NXT! And Drew McIntyre. We love you Drew!We ultimately want all…
 
What do you do when the internet in Arizona is under siege by an alien probe of unknown origins? You slingshot around the sun with a look back at Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.The fourth entry into the Star Trek series of films has reached its 35th anniversary, so along with Caleb from the Autopod Decepticast, Greig took a quick look back at what i…
 
What do you do when the internet in Arizona is under siege by an alien probe of unknown origins? You slingshot around the sun with a look back at Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.The fourth entry into the Star Trek series of films has reached its 35th anniversary, so along with Caleb from the Autopod Decepticast, Greig took a quick look back at what i…
 
Here it is, everyone…the end of the line. Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) & Lemi Atom (@lemiatom) have made it to the finish line of our miniseries about the first – and greatest – cast in the history of Saturday Night Live. From lounge singers to Douchebags, baby moguls to Update anchors, with a Hall of Fame’s worth of musical guests thrown in for g…
 
It never ends. Yep, Black Wednesday has reared its ugly head once again. WWE let go another batch of employees and “independent contractors.” We truly wish them all the best in their future endeavors. Except Drake Worst. Fuck that guy and his Q bullshit.There is a lot of speculation as to why these cuts are happening. We already had the big post-Ma…
 
Welcome to AT3 on The Steel Cage, where our Down Under contingent fights off the Drop Bears to discuss their Top 3 of a variety of wrestling topics.They say absence makes the heart grown fonder. We don't who 'they' are, but they must be wrestling fans, because sometimes, a great return can be one of the most memorable things a wrestler can achieve.…
 
Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) welcomes back Alamo’s own Lauren Knight (@ThatMovieIsFine), as they talk about the big reason Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi left Saturday Night Live at the end of the 4th season: they were off to shoot a movie with John Landis for Universal!But it wasn’t just any movie…41 years later, it’s regarded as the best SNL movie…
 
Another cartoon? Yep, but this one isn’t what you think. Cue the splatter, it’s time to talk Invincible.What do you get when you cross The Walking Dead with Booster Gold, thrown together with some graphic violence that would make Rorschach blush, garnished by a mustachioed man who used to run a newspaper, talk to bats and is obsessed with tempo?You…
 
Hello everyone! Welcome back. We chat about the post-show of Wrestlemania Backlash and really want to make sense of the zombie angle! Will Miz and Morrison come back as Zombies?Nope. Because Raw happened. They are fine.Welp WWE is at it again letting go of people. Some bad. One good. Fuck you. Drake Wuertz.Come back, buddy.Winners of the week!Neo –…
 
Another cartoon? Yep, but this one isn’t what you think. Cue the splatter, it’s time to talk Invincible.What do you get when you cross The Walking Dead with Booster Gold, thrown together with some graphic violence that would make Rorschach blush, garnished by a mustachioed man who used to run a newspaper, talk to bats and is obsessed with tempo?You…
 
Mmmm! Does this Wrestlemania taste better than before? Welcome to Wrestlemania Backlash! Now with zombies! Couple of firsts for this PPV: first ever Zombie Lumberjack Match and first ever father and son SmackDown Tag Team Title champions with Rey and Dominik Mysterio. Congrats raza! Lots of title matches, but this show proves that it is only contin…
 
Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) and Lemi Atom (@lemiatom) have reached the vaunted 4th season of Saturday Night Live, and everything’s changing. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi have just returned from filming Animal House and 1941, along with recording a Blues Brothers live album. Everyone on the cast is taking outside gigs, starting production companie…
 
Welcome to AT3 on The Steel Cage, where our Down Under contingent fights off the Drop Bears to discuss their Top 3 of a variety of wrestling topics.Just when you think you’ve got the answers, we change the questions, because… when your podcast celebrates its one-year anniversary, it’s time to pay the piper. Pay tribute to the piper, that is, as we …
 
How are you feeling when RAW comes on? Are you sports entertained!? When you watch Rhea Ripley paired with Nia Jax and Shayna Bazler slipping and sliding!? David Lagreca is our Avatarthis week.The question of the week; however, where is Daniel Bryan going? Straight to the top against Kenny Omega! One of the things however WWE is finally getting rig…
 
Are you ready for another Mortal Kombat movie? Neither were we, but we reviewed it anyway. So "Get Over Here!" and check it out!We'd like to say we all sat down and eloquently discussed the cultural impact that the groundbreaking Mortal Kombat had on early nineties video games, a legacy that holds true even today... but mostly we talked about Fatal…
 
Are you ready for another Mortal Kombat movie? Neither were we, but we reviewed it anyway. So "Get Over Here!" and check it out!We'd like to say we all sat down and eloquently discussed the cultural impact that the groundbreaking Mortal Kombat had on early nineties video games, a legacy that holds true even today... but mostly we talked about Fatal…
 
The Golden Age of the Golden Age begins here!Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) and Lemi (@lemiatom) are back and talking more SNL, specifically the wonders of Season 3. Roseanne Rosannadanna, the Festrunk Brothers, King Tut, The Blues Brothers and the Nerds all make their respective debuts this season! Bill Murray has a fistfight with a returning Chevy…
 
Are you a Falcon, a Winter Soldier, a U.S. Agent or a Flag Smasher? Well, if you watched the latest Disney+ / Marvel Television show, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, you might be a little of everything. We know we are.If you're ready for the new Captain America (and more Marvel Easter eggs than you can poke a vibranium shield at) then get ready …
 
Are you a Falcon, a Winter Soldier, a U.S. Agent or a Flag Smasher? Well, if you watched the latest Disney+ / Marvel Television show, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, you might be a little of everything. We know we are.If you're ready for the new Captain America (and more Marvel Easter eggs than you can poke a vibranium shield at) then get ready …
 
AKA MatMania Podcast 197RAW is being tossed in the trash, just ask Mickie James! But we do our best together with the Mat Mania Podcast crew to roll up our sleeves and dig through the junk on WWE. To find the good stuff on NXT and Smackdown. NXT continues to be the diamond in the rough as the show continues to provide classic matches, memorable sto…
 
Welcome to AT3 on The Steel Cage, where our Down Under contingent fights off the Drop Bears to discuss their Top 3 of a variety of wrestling topics.Sometimes a wrestling faction can create new, main event stars. Sometimes, they unite unusual characters into unique, exciting alliances.And sometimes... they suck.As AT3 turns 18, we threw some shade a…
 
We pull out all the stops as we react to the climax of the cinematic MonsterVerse: Godzilla Vs Kong!In the mighty tradition of Alien Vs Predator, Freddy Vs Jason and of course... Batman V Superman, comes the tip-touching titans that will not stop, no matter how much splash-back is involved.If that last sentence doesn't make any sense to you, check …
 
We pull out all the stops as we react to the climax of the cinematic MonsterVerse: Godzilla Vs Kong!In the mighty tradition of Alien Vs Predator, Freddy Vs Jason and of course... Batman V Superman, comes the tip-touching titans that will not stop, no matter how much splash-back is involved.If that last sentence doesn't make any sense to you, check …
 
This week on the DATEScast, Derek is rich now and Tim refuses to be funny, so the end of the podcast is imminent. But before they wrap things up forever, they want to make sure to rate every cereal they can because, as everyone knows, cereal is a snack, Craig. Our snackologists are ready to do their job (well, Tim is, Derek is rich so he doesn't ca…
 
We return to tales of Studio 8H this week, as Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) and returning guest Lemi Atom (@lemiatom) move on to discuss Season 2 of Saturday Night Live. Better hosts, better musical guests, a cast departure AND a cast member debut, a new show title, a disastrous night at Mardi Gras…this season had EVERYTHING. Buckle up and enjoy th…
 
Wrestlemania 37 is here, and, in the words of the Macho Man GIF, "you may not like it...but accept it". WWE takes over the entire first week of April with all things WWE, but this time with crowds. And maybe some COVID, so please stay safe! If you are one of the absolute safe ones staying home, pull out your big ol' Peacock and enjoy "TheGrandaddy …
 
Welcome Wrestlemania Week! We are in the thick of it Bay Bay! It is already on and poppin'! From indie shows, Hall of Fames, and all things WWE, there will be something for everyone. Speaking of, be sure to tune in and follow GCW Wrestling to catch Mega Ran out there as well. He will be hosting and promoting for GCW Wrestling. Check out www.megaran…
 
This week, Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) welcomes Alamo Drafthouse’s resident action movie expert Lauren Knight (@ThatMovieIsFine) back to the show! The main topic of discussion is the separate premieres they attended for the new Bob Odenkirk film NOBODY.Join them as they answer the burning questions: how do premieres happen during a pandemic? What…
 
It is the calm before the storm in WWE. While a lot of matches have been announced for WrestleMania, we can’t seem to wrap our heads around the card. Don’t get us wrong.. We are excited for at least a couple of matches, but there’s something that just isn’t sitting right with us… brother.We’ll get into that, and a whole lot more. No matter what hap…
 
On this edition of Minutes with the Mayor, Derek is joined by comedian and podcaster Dan St. Germain from the Wrestle Roasts podcast. You may have seen Dan being funny in numerous places, including his own Comedy Central Half Hour Special, or his stand up appearances on Conan, The Tonight Show, Best Week Ever, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, or a bunch…
 
It's finally here. After four years and one really annoying hashtag, DC, Warner Bros. and HBO released the Snyder Cut, now forever known as Zack Snyder's Justice League. A (four hour) movie we thought we'd never see. But is it any good?For this 'Agne Cut' of a movie we've already reviewed, we formed a League of our own when Tim, Jared and Greig sat…
 
Captain Jack returns to start a miniseries months in the making on CJAE this week! Lemi Atom (@lemiatom) returns as our Special Guest (along with a few more surprises) as we begin our journey through the first 5 seasons of Saturday Night Live, covering the exploits of the legendary original group of Not Ready For Prime Time Players, the musical gue…
 
It's finally here. After four years and one really annoying hashtag, DC, Warner Bros. and HBO released the Snyder Cut, now forever known as Zack Snyder's Justice League. A (four hour) movie we thought we'd never see. But is it any good?For this 'Agne Cut' of a movie we've already reviewed, we formed a League of our own when Tim, Jared and Greig sat…
 
NXT can be summed up in one word... WALTER! And thank goodness! There was a recent COVID outbreak at the NXT Performance Center, and we wish everyone a speedy recovery. But WALTER is the saving grace for the NXT show, and the coup de gras was Finn vs Karrion Kross announced for NXT Stand and Deliver. Mania week is developing very nicely. AEW just g…
 
Wednesday night is Women’s Night! Thank you to Thunder Rosa and Dr. Britt Baker for the (deep breath, this is a mouthful) Unsanctioned Anything Goes Lights Out Match (phew) that headlined AEW’s St. Patrick’s Day Slam on AEW Dynamite. It was a match that will undoubtedly live on as a standout in wrestling history. The whole show, though, was packed …
 
We’re back, and talkin’ wrestling again!Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) and Chris (@BrasilianFury) chop it up regarding all the happenings of both AEW Revolution and the following episode of Dynamite, with a sprinkle of IMPACT! for good measure. Grab a cold one and settle in!Sponsored by Slingshot House (@slingshothouse) and Faces in Heels Burlesque.…
 
Welcome to AT3 on The Steel Cage, where our Down Under contingent fights off the Drop Bears to discuss their Top 3 of a variety of wrestling topics.Tag Teams come in many forms, and some obviously work better than others. Whether it's two main event level talents, a well-trained pair of brothers or just two guys who had nothing better to do; wrestl…
 
Hello and welcome to Monday Night Hurt Business! And brother, business is a-booming!Congrats to Bob Lashley and really the entire Hurt Business, they are holding all the gold, but for how long?The Revolution was televised, and everyone will remember the end. It sucks that people are going to really hang on the ‘botch’ because this was the first tim…
 
What is UNT if not podcasting persevering? That’s right, we watched WandaVision (and so did you) so we put together an Avengers-level crossover to talk about it.What did the MCU do for their first ever television series? Did they play it safe? Give us a bunch of comic book splash page images, or bring in a bunch of big-name supervillains like Magne…
 
What is UNT if not podcasting persevering? That’s right, we watched WandaVision (and so did you) so we put together an Avengers-level crossover to talk about it.What did the MCU do for their first ever television series? Did they play it safe? Give us a bunch of comic book splash page images, or bring in a bunch of big-name supervillains like Magne…
 
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