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Hops and Box Office Flops: This Pod Will Rule You!


In our second episode of Hops and Box Office Flops, my co-host (the Irate Lover, aka Mike Awesome) and I grapple with the much-maligned big time wrasslin’ extravaganza Ready to Rumble, starring David Arquette, Scott Caan, and a who’s who of late 90s wrestling superstardom. If you’ve ever wondered why World Championship Wrestling (WCW) went bully up, look no further. This movie is illustrative of the fading star of the once prominent promotion. From its tone-deaf humor to its utter disdain for sports entertainment and its fans, there are reasons abound demonstrating why this was a bomb and failed to again ingratiate the company to its lost fandom.

And we go deep — covering everything from David Arquette’s recent death match stabbing to Slamboree 2000, the actual WCW PPV that featured the three-tiered cage from the climax of the film!

You can listen to the latest episode of Hops and Box Office Flops right here:

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*Hops and Box Office Flops is currently available on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.


Thomas L. Kelly

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