Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Rock and Smash Express!

I'm a huge fan of the one and only Jim Cornette, legendary wrestling manager and personality from the days of the NWA (National Wrestling Alliance), Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and the WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation)... where he managed the likes of Yokozuna, Vader, the British Bulldog and the late, great Owen Hart. For a large part of Jim's career, he managed the legendary Midnight Express tag-team in their wars with the recently inducted WWE 2017 Hall of Famer's Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson, the Rock N' Roll express. Jim is certainly one of the all-time great managers in professional wrestling... and one of my favourites when it comes to cutting a promo!
I love listening to Jim's two weekly podcasts... Jim Cornette's Drive-Thru and the Jim Cornette Experience, both co-hosted by the captain of the 6:05 podcast (the MOTHERSHIP!), the Great Brian Last. These shows are essential listening if you're a fan of the good old days of pre-"sports entertainment" wrestling, and Jim and Brian are often joined by the WWE HoF mentionee Kenny StarMaker Bolin (these episodes are comedy gold!). On this weeks episode of the Drive-Thru, Jim and Brian answer a question about which Marvel superheroes Jim could have seen himself managing? Jim is an old-school Marvel fan, and his answer inspired me to do the following drawing...

"It's Clobberin' time, Mother Forkers!"
You can find the Jim Cornette Experience, Drive-Thru and 6:05 Podcasts on various podcast providers including iTunes, and also check out the Arcadian Vanguard channel on YouTube, for classic clips from all shows!

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