Episode 12: A Farewell To Butts

Derek says a few bad words. He previews the Stardom Cinderella tournament (and gives his picks). Also muses about Tokyo Joshi Pro, Marvelous, MLw, and Kris Wolf.
(Yes, it’s in England)

This week, Eyeball previews (and gives his picks on) the Stardom Cinderella tournament. You can also follow Derek on Twitter @PrivateEyeball and let him know if you want into the Stardom Cinderella Pick’em Challenge (there would be a link but Audioboom is being weird).

Also, Derek digs into Marvelous’s recent show and rambles about MLW just to waste some time.
Thanks for everything, Kris!!

Episode 11 – Korean BBQ

Fun episode this week. Not a lot of talking points from me (other than a long look at the Stardom Draft, I suppose). Then I was joined for my third guest on the show proper.

Derek talks about the Stardom Draft, Tokyo Joshi Pro’s recent show, and is joined by George (of Puro Pourri Podcast fame) who tells us all the story of Rikidozan.

This week, I talk for a while about the Stardom Draft. Jungle Kyona has lost her faction, and a select group of people are back on the “she should go elsewhere” thing. She’s fine where she is, trust me. Also, who won the draft? I announce the big winner, because why not?

I also touch on the recent Tokyo Joshi Pro show where we have a new challenger for Miyu Yamashita’s title.

Finally, I was joined by @PuroPodcast‘s George, who talked my ear off about Rikidozan. Be sure to check out his novel “The Rise and Fall of Rikidozan” when it releases.

Also, I’m starting a monthly Stardom Pick’em League. I’m beta testing it with the Cinderella Tournament. Click here to sign up.

And follow me on Twitter. And follow the show on Twitter. Leave a review, tell people about it, tell Reddit and social media about it. All that jazz.

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Episode 10 – A Controversial Episode

WARNING: This episode is very controversial!

Hot off the heels of a big weekend in pro wrestling, I sit in a hot, hot room and discuss three of the shows that aired this weekend:

Stardom, from New York City
Marvelous, March 30
Marvelous, April 8

And then, ‘ol controversial Derek is joined by Dylan Fox, from the Eastern Lariat podcast, to talk about the recent Ice Ribbon Korakuen show, featuring a bizarrely well-built match between a Japanese woman and a giant panda. It’s a great conversation and I think Dylan upstaged me. I’m okay with that.

And be sure to follow the podcast on Twitter, and follow myself on Twitter. And sub to the show, leave a review, and do all that other controversial stuff I always post here and nobody reads.
“Motivator” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Episode 9 – Nagisa Nozaki

This week’s episode title makes no sense if you don’t listen to the show. No I will not explain it.

Apr 2, 12:25 PM

Eyeball talks about TJPW, Stardom, and SEAdLINNNG. Two of those show have potential match of the year contenders?
(The episode title only makes sense if you listen this week)

Anyhoo, this week I go over a lot of things:

  • A review of Stardom’s Korakuen show
  • A preview(?) of Stardom’s New York show
  • A review of SEAdLINNNG’s March Korakuen
  • Some quick hits (including Pinano Pipipipi’s retirement and Hikaru Shida’s next OZ Academy challenger)
  • A review of Tokyo Joshi Pro’s Hakata Starlanes show

And maybe some other ranting.

Anyhoo, be sure to sub to the show. If you like what you hear, leave a review. Share it on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Tumblr, Instagram, Livejournal, or wherever else people share things. Follow me on Twitter @PrivateEyeball and follow the show @EyeballPodcast.

See y’all next week.

Episiode 8 – Everything Eyeball

The newest episode of the podcast is here. This time, I got kind of lazy and there weren’t a lot of things I wanted to talk about (except MLW, but that’s not a big loss) so I instead was joined by Aaron Bentley of the Everything Elite podcast. I had a bit of a rough start, trying to shake off nerves and getting used to talking *to* someone, rather than *at* a microphone, but it was a hell of a lot of fun to do.


Derek is joined by Aaron Bentley from the Everything Elite podcast. Together, they preview Stardom and TJPW, and also get distracted with other things, such as Goya Kong potentially winning the red belt.

Because the show is a learning process (and because I didn’t want to talk about a bunch of things I didn’t want to watch), this week takes a different approach. I am joined by Aaron Bentley, one of the hosts of Everything Elite, an AEW-focused podcast. But we don’t talk much about AEW (except for a half-assed fake AEW invasion in Stardom which 100% doesn’t exist).

Instead, we preview Stardom’s March Korakuen show, touch on some thoughts/predictions for the Stardom New York show, talk about two-shots, and briefly touch on TJPW’s Hakata show, and make our pick as to who should retire Jushin Thunder Liger.

Aaron is really good at this podcast thing and I think I got outstaged. Whoops.

Anyhoo, be sure to sub to the show if you like it. Also leave a review if you like it. ALSO, follow me on Twitter @PrivateEyeball and follow the show on Twitter @EyeballPodcast. And be cool, and follow Aaron @aaronlikethecar and Everything Elite @EverythingAEW.

Don’t forget to get d. 

Episode 6 – A Week of Things That Happened

Oops, I forgot to post last week’s episode on here.

Lots of stuff this week: Two joshi show reviews, another Stardom title match, a brief rant, an MLW Fusion chat, and Derek went to a local show!!

Lots of stuff on the show this week:

  1. Review of the rest of the Stardom Nagoya show
  2. The 3-way High Speed title match from the March 9 Stardom show
  3. Mayu Iwatani vs. Kelly Klein — THE REMATCH!!!
  4. Marvelous, February 13 review
  5. A rant about Sendai Girls
  6. A review of MLW Fusion #48
  7. Derek’s adventure at the recent Pro Wrestling Revolution show–the United States debut of Jun Akiyama!
If you dig it, be sure to sub to the show and leave a review wherever you can. Follow the podcast on Twitter @EyeballPodcast and follow Derek @PrivateEyeball.

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(This week’s episode image via @1MoreRobotRock on Twitter)

Episode 4 – Looking Back On The Future, The Future, The Future

Episode 4 of the podcast is online. I’m very happy with this one. Two reviews I was super into and one preview for a show that should be very good.

A detailed breakdown of the most recent Tokyo Joshi Pro show, as well as a review of Stardom’s February Korakuen show and a preview of their upcoming Nagoya show.

Only three topics of discussion for this week’s episode:

*A detailed breakdown of last weekend’s big Tokyo Joshi Pro show.
*A less-detailed breakdown of Stardom’s February Korakuen Hall show
*A preview of this weekend’s Stardom show from Nagoya (main-evented by Momo Watanabe vs. Jungle Kyona)

There’s also a plug for a much-talked-about Lucha match, Cavernario vs. Titán. For your convenience, check out the match here, starting at the 1:04:55 mark.

And be sure to follow the show on Twitter @EyeballPodcast, follow me on Twitter @PrivateEyeball (I’m working on a side project that should rule), subscribe to the podcast and leave a review.

Episode 3 – “You May Only Rage This Month”

I’ll admit that I’m not super content with my vocal performance in this episode. Especially early on. My throat was scratchy all day, and although I tried to cut out most of the coughing, I probably left some in there.

This week, I had some focus on Ice Ribbon, a promotion I don’t watch much of (but had a great main event) and Tokyo Joshi Pro, a promotion where I watch big shows and select other matches. And even though I had some OZ Academy in there, I still felt off.

Maybe I felt too good after episode 2. Time to keep the pressure on.

…and watch more lucha

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Episode 2 – “X Marks The Spot”

The second real episode of the podcast is out! I’m finishing up with a cold, so I was a tad stuffy and a tad stumbly-over-wordsy, but I made it through and I had a hell of a time doing it. Still hovering around just over that one-hour mark. But if that turns out to be the norm when solo, that leaves me almost 30 minutes if I implement interviews, guests, and other special segments in the future.

It’s an option.

Here’s the show:

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An assortment of thoughts on launching a podcast

The PrivateEyeball Show was kind of an impulse move. But it wasn’t completely. In all honesty, I had been toying with doing a podcast for quite some time. Like, 10+ years. I recorded a test episode of a mostly-nonsense podcast when I was in college. People were listening to podcasts at the time, but not nearly in the same quantities as they are now. In the end, I had no real direction, goal, theme, or desire to do a show that only my parents would probably listen to.

But after having my podcasting debut on Wrestling Omakase last month, then guesting on Meet the Press Slam, I decided to pull the trigger and record myself. I wasn’t too happy with the Omakase appearance. I felt I could do better. I knew I could do better. And one of the things constantly holding me back was the mindset of “well, if I can find someone who wants to do a podcast with me, then maybe I’ll do it” or sometimes “maybe I can weasel my way into a show that already exists.”

In the end, I decided to do a solo show. Continue reading “An assortment of thoughts on launching a podcast”