Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 55) - New Wookiee Order

Hey howdy hey friends. The second episode of the new year and while I had planned on catching up on news and schtuff with a solo episode... I ended up recording another guest episode, this time with my buddy Kevin. This round of life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff is all about professional wrestling. Basically Kevin proves his wrestling knowledge while I say “right” “okay” and “yeah” a lot while waxing nostalgic about a younger fuzzball’s wrestling memories. Apologies if this sounds like it was recorded in a wind tunnel. I’ve been having some microphone issues which I couldn’t resolve. Yet another fun conversation between friends and points to the two of us for keeping it semi short. Welcome to Level 55! Here's some of what you can find in this installment:

When wrestling became the WWE, the NYC store, and the ladies of wrestling
Objectified men wrestlers in a soap opera for men
Monday Night Raw
The Rock, John Cena, and Dave Bautista
What it’s like being a wrestling geek
Thoughts on it being fake versus scripted athletic entertainment
Beyond the Mat documentary
Compelling stories about heels and more
Moana and Slim Jims
WWE, WCW, and other companies
Kurt Angle and Jerry Lawler
Wrestling as a religion
WWE Network
Kevin’s short list comparing 13 wrestlers with comic book characters: John Cena / Brock Lesnar / Mick Foley / Bret Hart / Steve Austin / The Rock / Shawn Michaels / Kane / Vince McMahon / Undertaker / Triple H / Stephanie McMahon / Dave Bautista (there’s also a longer list after this taking it to 27 total)
WWE Comics from Boom! Studios
Pro Wrestling Guerilla
British, Canadian, and Irish wrestlers
A fun fact about wrestling & Abraham Lincoln
Kevin’s sales pitch re: wrestling awesomeness, the network, video games, and his favorite superstars now
GLOW on Netflix

Congrats on completing Level 55 of the podcast. Another great addition to the summer of guests but I always enjoy spending time with friends talking about the geek stuff we all love. Special thanks to Kevin (@thekevinoleary) for joining me. Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on iTunes, GooglePlay, Twitcher, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever Android app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail,, or by joining on Facebook ( There's also a Laugh It Up Fuzzballs group page on Facebook you can request to join if you like ( Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity and thanks for stopping by you classy folks you. Be excellent to each other, party on dudes, and may the Force be with us all.

TTFN... Wookiee out!