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Bringing you the best of Pro Wrestling’s past and present comes Cheap Popcast! Join us as we share our favorite memories of the WWF and WCW’s 80s and 90s heydays, while also looking towards each month’s biggest WWE pay-per-view matches. Whether you’re a die-hard or lapsed fan, make sure to check out Cheap Popcast, a monthly wrasslin’ show from the pop-culture loving chatterboxes of the Laser Time Network.
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Cheap Popcast has hit 100 episodes, so we’re doing a rare off-Patreon appearance as Dave and Hank discuss each of their top-10 all time favorite wrestlers! DOWNLOAD Want to get regular new episodes of Cheap Popcast? Subscribe to Laser Time’s... Read more
Cheap Popcast has a ONE NIGHT ONLY return from Patreon, as we close out the year with the return of the Poppies, where we declare our favorite wrestler, match, debut, and more with special guest Henry Gilbert. After that, we... Read more
With Money in the Bank imminent, the Cheap Popcast gang recounts John Cena’s career, chats about the final WWE lead up, NXT’s fallout from The End, and the title match set for Lucha Underground’s Ultima Lucha. DOWNLOAD CROWD QUESTION: What... Read more
On this Cheap Popcast, we’re discussing NXT Takeover: The End’s awesomeness, Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt at UFC 200, Lucha Underground’s Nunchuck battle, Mark Henry’s career and much more! DOWNLOAD CROWD QUESTION: What UFC fighter, in their prime, would you... Read more
This week’s Cheap Popcast hits almost every major wrestling company as we discuss Cena’s WWE return, “The End” of NXT, Lucha Underground’s title matches, TNA’s Hardy insanity, and WCW’s most dominant wrestler, Goldberg! DOWNLOAD CROWD QUESTION: Who do you want... Read more
In this week’s HUGE Cheap Popcast, we cover the history of the recently departed Cody Rhodes, chat up Extreme Rules and Money in the Bank qualifiers, Lucha Underground’s title matches, and the future of Smackdown and how it may relate... Read more
On this week’s Cheap Popcast, we take a look at The Miz’s career path to Extreme Rules, discuss Nakamura’s tag match and Lucha Underground’s Gift of the Gods LIVE with our listeners, and look ahead to this weekend’s show with... Read more
It’s a new era in WWE and on Cheap Popcast! We start by reflecting on the recently-released Hornswoggle, talk LIVE with our listeners about this week’s best matches, and discuss the WWE releases that hurt us the most. DOWNLOAD CROWD... Read more
The Cheap Popcast crew pays homage to the Ninth Wonder of the World by recounting Chyna’s wresting career before moving onto their prognostications for WWE’s imminent Payback PPV. DOWNLOAD CROWD QUESTION: What’s your favorite intergender or mixed-tag match? Check out... Read more
A new Cheap Popcast segment debuts as we run down the complicated kayfabe history of Kane before moving onto Raw’s excellent matches and debut, Nakamura’s next NXT match, Lucha Underground’s upcoming giant fight, and the new developments in New Japan... Read more
Now that the epic weekend of WrestleMania, Takeover, and the biggest Raw of the year is behind us, a full quartet of Cheap Popcast-ers discuss their highlights before moving onto what our listeners would have changed at ‘Mania. DOWNLOAD QUESTION... Read more
With the cards for the biggest wrestling week of the year all but set, we offer up predictions for WrestleMania 32 and NXT Takeover Dallas before moving onto Lucha Underground’s epic Aztec Warfare match and thoughts on recent NXT/WWE developments.... Read more
Dave, Hank, and Brett discuss the wonderful world of Dotflist’s weird WWE parody themes before moving onto American Alpha’s NXT dominance, Triple H’s big recent matches, and the big Lucha Underground shake-ups. DOWNLOAD QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What’s a time... Read more
Dave, Hank, and Brett relive Hulk Hogan’s weirdest in-ring moments in light of his current trial, recap Sami Zayn’s big moves on Raw and NXT, and then reveal what they’d want to see at a real WWE Hall of Fame.... Read more
Dave, Hank, Chris, and Brett talk about the rare times Oscar winners have worked with WWE before moving onto Undertaker’s return, NXT’s battle of champions, Lucha Underground ladders, and emotional speeches. DOWNLOAD QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What wrestling interview, segment,... Read more
Dave, Hank, and Brett recount Fastlane’s great moves and unfortunate pitstops, discuss Shane McMahon’s insane return, discuss the bullish ties between NXT & Lucha Underground this week, and pick apart the WWE’s PPV schedule. DOWNLOAD QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What... Read more
Dave, Hank, and Brett rev up for Fastlane with their predictions for the penultimate-to-WrestleMania show before discussing the weirdly similar episodes of NXT and Lucha Underground, New Japan’s new developments, and their dream tag teams. DOWNLOAD QUESTION OF THE WEEK:... Read more
Dave, Hank, Chris, and Brett discuss Daniel Bryan’s emotional retirement and what it means for wrestling before discussing the state of NXT’s Women’s division, Lucha Underground’s new debut teases, and much more! DOWNLOAD QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What’s your favorite... Read more
Dave and Hank discuss this week’s middling Raw, how NXT’s subtle heel turns are progressing, the insanity of Lucha Underground second season 2 episode, Sunny’s new movie, Bret’s sad diagnosis, and forgotten tag partners we wish had seen more success.... Read more
Dave, Hank, and Chris take a musical trip through 2015 to pick last year’s worst WWE PPV theme, discuss the madcap Royal Rumble and Raw Fallout, before moving onto the stellar premiere of Lucha Underground’s second season. DOWNLOAD QUESTION OF... Read more
Dave, Hank, and Brett predict what they think will happen at this year’s Royal Rumble, discuss their favorite memories from past Rumbles, and analyze the recent instances of rookies getting punished and the actions that incurred locker room wrath. DOWNLOAD... Read more
Dave, Hank, and Brett continue their weekly chatter about wrestling with the recent changes to the Royal Rumble and Brock Lensar’s role therein, NXT’s 2016 return and number one contenders, before capping things off with the inaugural question of the... Read more
We’re kicking off 2016 with a full crew discussing WWE’s most heartbreaking tag team breakups while the team of Hank and Dave split off to cover Raw’s big shakeups and New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 10. DOWNLOAD
For the final Cheap Popcast of 2015, Dave, Hank, and Brett give out 2015 awards for every conceivable category, from best t-shirt to best match of the year, before discussing Roman Reigns as WWE Champion and NXT London. Join us... Read more
The final WWE PPV of 2015 brought some surprising spots and some stupid decisions, which Dave, Hank, and Brett describe in detail. To celebrate our 64th show, Chris joins the trio for a second segment discussing the highs and lows... Read more
The WWE roster may be depleted, but we’ve got a packed show! Dave, Hank, Brett, and Grimm discuss the underwhelming Survivor Series before Chris and LaserTime poweruser Kaleb engage in a quizdown about fictional wrestlers and the works of art... Read more
A freak injury brought together Dave, Hank, Chris, and Brett for an emergency Cheap Popcast where the quartet discusses strange injuries, the WWE title picture, and does a deep dive on previous WWE Championship tournaments. DOWNLOAD
In light of WWE’s historic return to televised events at Madison Square Garden, Dave and Hank run through the recent show while Chris Antista and Wes Green join in later to discuss the venue’s long history (and possible curse). Want... Read more
Every title was defended, and every competitor over 40 almost died. Dave and Hank discuss Night of Champions, while Dave tackles the fallout from the next night’s Raw. Want to support Laser Time while getting biweekly wrestling match commentary from... Read more
This summer has not been kind for WWE and wrestling in general, so the fearsome foursome of Dave, Chris, Grimm, and Brett discuss the racists, murderers, and shit-stirrers in the news as of late. Want to support Laser Time while... Read more
It’s the biggest Cheap Popcast of the summer as the Cheap Popcast crew (including Chris) discuss SummerSlam, NXT Takeover, and the many returns and debuts that occurred on the post-SummerSlam Raw. Want to support Laser Time while getting biweekly wrestling... Read more
With so much great recent wrestling and WWE’s (second) biggest weekend of the year ahead, Dave and Hank recap New Japan’s G1 Climax before moving onto the many, many matches slated for NXT Takeover: Brooklyn and SummerSlam 2015. Want to... Read more
Dave, Chris, Brett, and Grimm discuss the life and times of the late great ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, talking about his finest interviews as well as his unforgettable film and TV work. Hulk Hogan’s fall from grace is also on the... Read more
Dave, Hank, Chris, and second-half-guest Anne Lewis discuss WWE Battleground’s better-than-expected matches and unexpected ending, before playing a game centered around wrestling’s weirdest move names. Want to support Laser Time while getting biweekly wrestling match commentary from your Cheap Popcast... Read more…
Dave and Hank take a(n imaginary) trip to Japan to discuss WWE’s Beast in the East and New Japan’s recent events before recapping this week’s Raw. Afterwards, the duo goes back in time to give out awards for the best... Read more
Happy Father’s Day! To celebrate, Dave brought HIS DAD onto Cheap Popcast so that father, son, and Chris Antista could discuss father-son wrestling memories and famous wrestling dads. DOWNLOAD CHEAP POPCAST RECOMMENDS:
The WWE’s lightning round of WWE Pay-Per-Views has concluded, so Dave, Hank, Carolyn, and Brett discuss Money in the Bank, attending impromptu house shows, and recount our favorite memories of the late, great American Dream Dusty Rhodes. Dave and Hank... Read more
Happy 50th episode! To celebrate Cheap Popcast’s anniversary, we put together a commentary for the greatest WWE match ever from a notable anniversary; Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker at WrestleMania 25 (aka The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania which was really... Read more
The Cheap Popcast crew lock themselves in a pod(cast) together to discuss the mostly disappointing Elimination Chamber card while discussing the future of NXT and TNA, while Dave rags on Raw’s meager developments. DOWNLOAD CHEAP POPCAST RECOMMENDS:
We play dress-up to discuss wrestler-cosplaying and WWE Payback (with a brief detour discussing Raw and the already packed Elimination Chamber card) before chatting about the long-running crossover between superhero movies and professional wrestlers. DOWNLOAD CHEAP POPCAST RECOMMENDS:
The Extreme team of Dave, Henry, Brett, and Carolyn chat about WWE Extreme Rules, their wrestling shame songs, and undergo another intense round of FMK with today’s WWE roster. Dave also discusses Raw and the beginning of the King of... Read more
With tax day upon us (and the end of our IRL Cartoon Commentary pack approaching soon), we discuss the rich history of wrestlers who flaunted their wealth. Join Dave, Henry, Chris, and Brett as they take a deep dive into... Read more
WrestleMania was in Cheap Popcast’s neighborhood, so Dave, Hank, Grimm, and Brett recount the highs and lows of attending NXT’s biggest event yet and possibly the best WrestleMania ever. A special guest joins the gang to talk about Raw and... Read more
WWE has all but finalized the WrestleMania card, so we’ve declared open season on predictions! Dave, Henry, Brett, and Chris discuss their hopes (and sad expectations) for each match, while also discussing their ‘Mania week plans, NJPW, and the must-watch... Read more
With the final big show before WrestleMania in the books, Dave, Henry, and Chris discuss Fastlane and Raw’s fallout (while Dave discusses “Give Divas a Chance” and ‘Mania’s ladder match). Later on, the trio discusses Hollywood sports entertainers who were... Read more
Dave, Chris, Henry, and Brett discuss NXT’s latest major event and the early match of the year contenders therein, before examining NXT’s reality show beginnings with awkward interview clips. DOWNLOAD CHEAP POPCAST RECOMMENDS:
Dave, Henry, Brett, and Grimm talk about the soaring highs and depressing lows of this year’s Royal Rumble before running through the always-awful Pay-Per-View theme songs. Chris also stops by to talk about the snowed-in Raw and Fast Lane’s potential.... Read more
Cheap Popcast kicks off 2015 with a big change of pace as Dave, Henry, Brett, and Grimm discuss New Japan Pro Wrestling’s English-language debut with Wrestle Kingdom 9 and WWE’s iffy history with Japanese wrestling. Dave also discusses new NJPW... Read moreBy Laser Time.
The last Cheap Popcast of 2014 covers a LOT of ground. Dave, Henry, Brett, and Chris discuss TLC, the return of Brock Lesnar on Raw, NXT R-Evolution, and our favorite matches and wrestlers of 2014! DOWNLOAD CHEAP POPCAST RECOMMENDS:By Laser Time.
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