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May 22, 2020
The Undertaker steps inside the Elimination Chamber for the final speedbump on the road to WrestleMania 25! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover Taker stepping inside "Satan's Vacation Home" at No Way Out 2009 against Jeff Hardy, The Big Show, Triple H, Vladimir Koslov, and Edge for the WWE Championship. This one has a surprising start, an incredible finish, and lots of action in between and we'll cover all of it in-depth. We'll also cover everything leading up to it including Taker qualifying against Mark "mid-size SUV" Henry, a face-off on Raw with Randy Orton, Edge planning a Canadian clam-bake, more commentary flubby-dubs, Big Show getting called out for his terrible puns, Triple H selling t-shirts, the unique place in history this PPV holds in The Undertaker's career, and so much more. Plus we'll also discuss Episode 2 of The Last Ride series on the WWE Network including Mark Calaway's vulnerability, gruesome surgery footage, Toby Keith moments, flip-flops, and what moments nearly made us cry. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support the show and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
May 15, 2020
We dive into the next year in the career of The Undertaker with another Royal Rumble Watch-Along on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they provide an alternate running commentary for the 2009 edition of the 30-man spectacular. As always we'll give you the timestamp so you can cue up the WWE Network and watch the match with us. But we also make it just as entertaining if you're only able to listen. During the match we'll cover Show and Taker's never-ending rivalry continuing somehow, the rise of The Legacy, the returns of Rob Van Dam and Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Dolph Ziggler and Santino Marella's hilariously short-lived entries, Triple H, Rey Mysterio, JTG, Mike Knox, Kane, John Morrison, The Miz, R-Truth, and more. And before we get to the match we'll cover an eventful few weeks including a brief but fun feud with Shelton Benjamin (and the confusing lyrics to his theme song), a Steel Cage showdown with The Big Show, more teases for WrestleMania 25, Taker getting snubbed at the 2008 Slammys, and we'll finally talk about the legendary one-off appearance of the mysterious HADE VANSEN!  Plus stay tuned to the end of the show as we give our review of the first episode of the incredible limited series on the WWE Network "The Last Ride" focused on the final few years of The Undertaker's career! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support the show and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
May 8, 2020
It's time to bury The Undertaker and The Big Show's rivalry with a Casket Match! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they close out 2008 with a Survivor Series showdown between The Dead Man and The World's Largest Athlete in Taker's signature match. Show and Taker are 1 and 1 in their recent rivalry and this match should settle the score. But all of the sudden The Big Show has a paralyzing fear of caskets, and the Grim Reaper has one of the most unique finishes ever set up to capitalize on it. We'll analyze the match plus we'll cover all the craziness leading up to it including a Casket Match preview against Chavo Guerrero, the 800th episode of Raw, a subtle start to the WrestleMania 25 build, Undertaker facing off with Vladimir Koslov, a tantalizing preview of a rivalry with Jeff Hardy that we never got to fully see, Big Show turning into Homer Simpson, Tazz's ridiculous analogies, and so much more. Be sure to listen to our special Watch-Along with The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast as we cover The Undertaker vs. Chris Benoit as well as Stone Cold vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle vs. Rikishi at Rebellion 2000! It's the only place you'll ever get to hear us cover this rare Undertaker PPV match - don't miss it!   Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support the show and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
May 1, 2020
The Undertaker and The Big Show vie to be the Last Man Standing on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the second in a 2008 trilogy between Taker and Show in a match the WWE Universe voted for at Cyber Sunday. The rivalry between The Phenom and The Giant just isn't quite catching on, and we theorize (with the help of some more movie analogies, of course) just why exactly that is. There's still plenty of fun to be had here, though, as we discuss things like Knockout Matches, Great Khali's face turn, Vladimir Koslov's complete lack of charisma, cameos from Joey Ryan and Matt Jackson, prizomos fizor Kizarny, a fun Undertaker and Triple H match, the incredible effort put into the Cyber Sunday set, the complete lack of effort put into the Cyber Sunday concept, the return of That Deadly Submission, JR's flubby-dubs, and much more. Plus Travis resurrects a classic segment - The Vince Russo Bro-ment Of The Week! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Be sure to listen to our special Watch-Along with The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast as we cover The Undertaker vs. Chris Benoit as well as Stone Cold vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle vs. Rikishi at Rebellion 2000! It's the only place you'll ever get to hear us cover this rare Undertaker PPV match - don't miss it!   Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support the show and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
April 24, 2020
The Dead Man gets knocked out on the premiere episode of The Big Show Show Show! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the first in a 2008 trilogy between The Demon Of Death Valley and The World's Largest Athlete at No Way Out 2008. The Big Show becomes an unlikely ally of Vickie Guerrero as The Undertaker goes on a quest for the Smackdown General Manager's soul. There's plenty of fun to be had here, but we discuss why Taker's rivalry with Show doesn't jump off the screen quite as much as his with Edge. Along the way we'll cover one of The Undertaker's shortest and greatest promos of all time, Vickie's continued natural greatness at being a heel, some final chokeslams for La Familia, Taker not mincing any words when it comes to his intentions, Big Show's goofy new catchphrase, an intense Unforgiven showdown, Super Crazy, Ryan Braddock, the Big Show's magical remote control, Eve Torres' questionable interviewing questions, the Chavo-Taker, a new Smackdown network and theme song, JR getting his X-Men mixed up, and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!    Be sure to listen to our special Watch-Along with The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast as we cover The Undertaker vs. Chris Benoit as well as Stone Cold vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle vs. Rikishi at Rebellion 2000! It's the only place you'll ever get to hear us cover this rare Undertaker PPV match - don't miss it!   Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support the show and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
April 17, 2020
The Undertaker sends Edge to hell! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they reach the incredible conclusion of Edge and Taker's epic rivalry with a pitch-perfect finale inside Hell In A Cell at SummerSlam 2008. Edge, Vickie Guerrero, and La Famila have tormented The Phenom like no one ever before. But finally The Dead Man gets his revenge in a match that touches on every aspect of their 15 month rivalry. We break down the match and the build-up, both of which are full of iconic moments, in great detail as we discuss the way this feud felt more like a great comic book movie than a traditional wrestling rivalry. Along the way we'll cover the troubled engagement of Edge and Vickie, their disastrous wedding night included a hideous Slim Jim commercial and a hilarious Triple H interruption, the rise of Alicia Fox, Edge going off the deep end with Mick Foley, Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins marking out for figures all the way back in 2008, Edge's Joker-like joy ride with Vickie, JR's glorious return to Smackdown commentary, another Punk Card pulling, a memorable promo with Edge and Vickie delivered like we've truly never seen before, the parallels of this rivalry to Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho taking on place over on Raw at the same time, how this match reignited our wrestling fandom back in the day, and why this match belongs in the pantheon of the greatest Hell In Cell matches of all time. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!    Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support the show and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
April 10, 2020
The Undertaker competes against Edge in an absolutely insane Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a match wrestling fans never thought they'd see The Dead Man participate in at One Night Stand: Extreme Rules 2008. It's a pivotal match in the rivalry between Taker and Edge's Familia as The Phenom is forced to put his nearly 20 year career on the line to get a shot at the vacant World Heavyweight Championship. Along with our in-depth analysis of this incredibly memorable match, we'll also cover the nuclear heat Vickie Guerrero was garnering around this time, another squash of Chavo, a epic botch-fest on Smackdown, how the flop of the 2008 Indiana Jones movie tied into this build, Edge's fantastic trolling of Taker, Hawkins and Ryder earning their paychecks with some wild table bumps, and how this match ripped off one of our classic backyard wrestling matches.    Plus we also give our immediate reactions to cinematic Boneyard Match between The Undertaker and AJ Styles at this year's WrestleMania 36 - recorded just minutes after we watched the match live! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!    Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support the show and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
April 3, 2020
It's a game of Keep Away with the World Heavyweight Title on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the next chapter of The Dead Man's rivalry with Edge and Vickie Guerrero and all the tricks they play on Taker heading into Judgment Day 2008. The Phenom is looking to begin a dominant reign over Smackdown thanks to "That Submission Maneuver". But Vickie and her Familia quickly use their power to dash those dreams and strip Taker of the gold. The heat is off the charts for this one, and we'll discuss just how hated La Familia was during this time. Along the way we'll also cover another showdown with The Great Khali, a Championship Chase with a perfectly booked ending, Teddy Long finally telling off Vickie, a month's worth of flubbed lines, Mick Foley coming for Travis's King Of Dad Jokes crown, the bizarre logic of the WWE's board of directors, Vickie Guerrero's first ever match, and so much more. Plus we'll preview the big Boneyard Match between The Undertaker and AJ Styles at this weekend's WrestleMania 36! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support the show and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
March 27, 2020
The Undertaker and the Giant Gonzalez face off in a battle you wish you could forget on this week's special Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White as they fill in one of the gaps on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match with yet another Royal Rumble Watch-Along, this time covering the 1993 battle royal extravaganza. As always, we'll give you the timestamp so you can watch the show in sync with our running alternate commentary - the perfect antidote to your coronavirus quarantine boredom. But we'll make just as entertaining if you can't actually watch the show with us. The Undertaker is continuing to establish himself in the early years of his career. And the World Wrestling Federation is on the precipice of changing forever as a little show called Monday Night Raw debuts just a few weeks before the Rumble. We'll discuss our memories of that and Taker's important role in the main event of that show before we get into our commentary. As the match goes along we'll cover the likes of Bob Backlund (and his epic reaction shots), Ric Flair, The Nasty Boys (and their manic energy), friend of the show Papa Shango, Yokozuna, Jerry The King Lawler, Macho Man Randy Savage, Damien Demento, Tenryu, the "youngster" Carlos Colon, Ted Dibiase, Virgil, I.R.S., Tatanka, the Natural Disasters, El Matador, and so many more! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!    Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support the show and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
March 20, 2020
The Undertaker and Edge continue their rivalry and we continue our podcast through a global pandemic! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White as they continue their journey (while social distancing, of course) through every Undertaker PPV match and cover a World Heavyweight Title rematch at Backlash 2008 between Taker and Edge. Edge and Vickie Guerrero's romance continues to be a thorn in The Dead Man's side. But it's "that deadly submission" which is truly wreaking havoc across Smackdown. We'll review their match in depth, plus along the way we'll cover The Undertaker's act of respect towards Ric Flair, a rare babyface battle between the Brothers Of Destruction, the formation of La Familia, the debut of Bam Neely (who?), Edge and Vickie's spa day (and Teddy Long being forced to watch), more awesome matches against Batista, Smackdown's new color commentator, another ECW appearance, a poorly timed Kid Rock song, and The Undertaker vs. Festus! Plus we'll also give our thoughts on The Undertaker and The O.C.'s empty arena contract signing from Raw this week. Download, enjoy, wash your hands, and Taker Easy!    Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support the show and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
March 13, 2020
The Undertaker goes for 16 and 0 - and we go 2 on 1 with The Dead Man himself! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they record a special "live" episode of the show from their hotel in New York discussing one of Taker's greatest WrestleMania matches as he faces Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship. This nearly year-long rivalry comes to a head in epic fashion under the Orlando sky as the main event at one of the most spectacular PPVs the WWE ever produced. We'll.cover the importance of this match for both men's careers and why it holds a special place in our hearts. Plus we'll cover all the build including Edge's peak heel work, a casket match rewind with Mark Henry, more blood from "that unnamed submission", an awesome old school cage match that crosses over with the Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels rivalry, the repeated lie about Edge's "undefeated" streak, another funeral for The Dead Man, and so much more.    Then Alex and Travis recap their whirlwind 24 hour trip to The Big Event in New York to finally meet The Undertaker! After 2 and a half years of podcasting and 30 years of fandom, we got to shake Taker's hand and tell him about our show. It may have only lasted 30 seconds but we made the most of it and we'll tell you all about it, including his incredible response when he found out about the only podcast dedicated solely to his career. We also got a chance to spend a few minutes with friend of the show The Godfather who finally put to rest the story of Undertaker's Survivor Series 2000 pants! We'll discuss all that and more at the end of the show, so stay tuned all the way through. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!   Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support our trip to NY and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
March 6, 2020
The Undertaker steps inside the Elimination Chamber for the first time on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a wild battle inside "Satan's Prison" at No Way Out 2008 against the likes of M.V.P., Finlay, Big Daddy V, Great Khali, and Batista. It's our first time covering this brutal structure and go in-depth on all the action in this bloody affair. We're also talking all the blood flowing from Undertaker's new submission maneuver, more hilarious Teddy Long and Edge interplay, Teddy's tag team obsession, a Brothers Of Destruction appearance, our new favorite Big 'N Beefy tag team, Finlay's new boots, Khali's marble mouth, Edge's horrendous fashion choices, and one listener's incredible story from attending the 08 Royal Rumble live. Plus we'll discuss The Dead Man's first match of 2020 in Saudi Arabia this past week, and we continue to get hyped for our trip to meet Taker in New York this weekend! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support our trip to NY and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
February 28, 2020
The Undertaker tries to win his second Royal Rumble in a row on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV as they kick off another year in the career of The Dead Man with a special Watch-Along of the 2008 Rumble match. Last year The Undertaker won it all from the #30 spot in a classic showdown with Shawn Michaels. This time Taker and HBK kick the match off in epic fashion! We'll give you the time cue on the WWE Network so you can watch it along with our running alternate commentary. But as always we'll keep it entertaining even if you can't watch the match with us. Before we get there we'll also talk about all sorts of other fun stuff going on including the horrible debut promos of Hawkins and Ryder, Matt Striker and Michael Cole competing for the dumbest comment of the week, the WWE moving to HD, and some off the rails analysis of Big Daddy V. Plus we've got some Rumble Match Riffing on the likes of Jamie Noble, Chuck Palumbo, Snitsky, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, Hornswoggle, Kane, Umaga, Batista, Triple H, and the incredible surprise return of John Cena. Plus Alex and Travis share about their recent travels to Hollywood and to AEW. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Support our trip to NY and pick up a Talking Taker shirt or other merch at TeePublic!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
February 21, 2020
It's a ballad of love and hate on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a Triple Threat for the World Heavyweight Title between The Dead Man, Batista, and Edge at Armageddon 2007. Love is in the air for Edge and Vickie Guerrero as their Rated R romance blossoms and the Ultimate Opportunist's plan to recapture the World Title comes into fruition. But the hatred of The Undertaker and Batista proves just as powerful as they stake their claims for the top of the Smackdown brand. It's a wild ride to a great PPV match and we'll discuss how it made us feel like we were watching vintage Attiude Era WWE. We'll cover a shocking tombstone for Vickie, a welcome return for Teddy Long, Edge's total commitment to his new romance, more of Batista's fiery promos, a "Nasty" dark match we can't believe really took place, Edge and Teddy's sitcom chemistry, a long-awaited answer about who controls the entrance music backstage, Big Daddy V and Mark Henry's incredible new tag team, more commentary confusion, the debut of The Edgeheads, and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
February 14, 2020
We've got a playdate inside The Dead Man's Playground on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they talk about the Hell In A Cell clash between Taker and Batista at Survivor Series 2007. It's a rubber match as the series between The Animal and The Phenom sits at one win (and two draws) apiece. We discuss how, despite the always spectacular match quality, the feud itself begins to feel a bit stale before a shocking finish to the match promises to spice things up. Along the way we'll also discuss the frequent tag matches with Undertaker and Batista, JBL's confusing and unresolved presence in their rivalry, more tension between Jamie Noble and Vickie Guerrero, some excellent commentary work for a change, the importance of short and sweet promos, the evolution of "dropping the mic", and much more. Plus Alex shares his true story of spending a day on the set of the film "Stuber" taking a bump from Batista! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
February 7, 2020
The Undertaker rocks the vote on this week's podcast! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Dead Man PPV match as they cover a Cyber Sunday affair against Batista with the fans voting on the special guest referee. Of course, it's a bit of a rigged election as the candidates are JBL, Mick Foley, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Hmmm - wonder who's gonna win that one?! Although there's no suspense with that competition, there still plenty of fun stuff for us to discuss along the way including the ridiculous wedding of Teddy Long and Kristal Marshall, Vickie Guerrero becoming the new Smackdown GM, more Mark Henry squashing, a Brothers Of Destruction reunion against Matt Hardy and M.V.P., Taker stealing the #1 Contendership, Jamie Noble stealing the show week after week, and so much more. Plus Alex unboxes his birthday present from Travis live on the air. And we reveal an upcoming trip for our two hosts that could change the course of the show forever! Stay tuned to the very end folks - download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
January 31, 2020
The Undertaker is risen - he is risen indeed! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover Unforgiven 2007 and The Dead Man's comeback match against Mark Henry. But that's not the only big story we're covering as we discuss the injury which took Taker out of action in the first place and forced him to prematurely drop the World Title in a shocking moment to Edge. Then, while The Undertaker was recovering, the wrestling world was sent into shock by the horrifying Benoit family tragedy. Alex and Travis discuss where they were when they heard the devastating news, their initial reactions, and why they stopped watching wrestling for a year afterward. It's an emotional discussion, but don't worry. We've still got plenty of ridiculousness to discuss as well on this jam-packed episode including an impressive cage match with Batista, Mr. Kennedy's epic fail, a who's who of before they were famous jobbers, Taker's accidental racism, Alter Bridge, Chuck Palumbo's parents, Teddy Long's bachelor party, Eugene with a gun, beef cases, and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
January 24, 2020
The heat rises between The Undertaker and Batista as they duel it out in Hotlanta on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a Last Man Standing battle at Backlash 2007 that we were there to see live! It's the newly crowned World Heavyweight Champion's first title defense and it's an amazing (and slightly slept on) battle that's just as good as their WrestleMania match. We'll share our memories from being at the show including our buddy Josh's sweatband obsession, stuffing ourselves with hot wings, and some misleading GPS directions. Along the way we'll also cover a perfect 5 word promo from Batista, Teddy Long's very important 3 words, the 1 word Alex and Travis can't seem to spell right, a new alliance between Finlay and Kennedy that causes problems for Taker, King Booker's confusing run-in, the WWE's European vacation, and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
January 17, 2020
The Phenom tries to make it 15-0 at WrestleMania on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover The Dead Man's historic clash with Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship at Mania 23. We'll go in-depth analyzing one of Taker's best-reviewed matches to see if it still holds up 13 years later. Plus we'll discuss all of the historical context and just why this match truly sent The Undertaker's legacy into another stratosphere. We'll also cover our memories of watching the show together live as well as all the build-up including a hidden gem of match against Finlay, Kristal Marshall saying one of the dumbest things we've ever heard, our future President hanging out with The Boogeyman, Vince McMahon's blatant lie about a "once in a lifetime" match, Teddy Long's dream coming true, and so much more. Finally, we'll talk about Kane's recent appearance on the Broken Skull Sessions and give a review of his new autobiography. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!    Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
January 10, 2020
The road to WrestleMania 23 hits a speed bump with a huge Tag Team Match...Playa! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the main event of No Way Out 2007 featuring the interpromotional clash of Taker and Batista going against Raw's Champion John Cena and Shawn Michaels. The match between Mania Main Events might have seemed kinda meaningless at the time, but we'll analyze if it's worth rewatching now that you don't have to pay $40 to see it. We'll also discuss the beginning of the build to Batista and The Undertaker's World Title Match including the unforgettable segment where The Dead Man chooses between all 3 World Champions for his WrestleMania opponent - all without saying a word. Along the way we'll also discuss Batista's payback promise, another ECW appearance, the laughable notion of Undertaker choosing Bobby Lashley, our future President showing up on Raw, Ric Flair calling out Carlito, Michael Cole shooting on Vince McMahon, what the stakes for this tag match should have been, and the best fan story we've heard in the history of our show as one listener describes how The Undertaker led to him and his wife forming their forever tag team. Plus Alex and Travis share their memories of Jushin Thunder Liger in the wake of his retirement. And Alex unboxes a very special Christmas present from Travis live on the air! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!    Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
January 3, 2020
The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels go down to the wire in the greatest Royal Rumble finish of all time! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they provide a Watch-Along alternate commentary for the 2007 Royal Rumble Match. We'll give you the time cue so you can watch the match with us, but we'll also keep it entertaining if you're only able to listen. Before we get to the match we'll pick up where we last left off in The Undertaker's timeline as we cover another Tribute To The Troops, a Beat The Clock challenge, a rare match with The Miz, and more feuding with Mr. Kennedy. Then we'll continue our Royal Rumble Watch-Along tradition! The Undertaker doesn't come in until number 30, but we've got plenty to riff on in one of the most star-studded matches we've ever covered including the likes of Ric Flair, Finlay, Rated RKO, The World's Largest Love Machine Viscera, Sabu, Giovanni Ribisi, Tommy Dreamer, King Booker, RVD, Kane, The Sandman, The Hardy Boyz, and more. And once The Dead Man does arrive, hold on to your butts because it's one of the greatest chunks of action in WWE history! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!   Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
December 27, 2019
We're watching the greatest Royal Rumble of all time on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they fill in one of the gaps of their encyclopedic exploration and take the time-traveling hearse back to 1992 for a star-studded Royal Rumble Watch-Along event! We'll give you the time stamp so you can watch with us on the WWE Network, but it's just as fun of a listen even if you aren't able to watch with us. Of course, Ric Flair's performance is what everyone remembers about this match. But The Undertaker plays a pivotal role in the storyline and the bulk of the match. We'll analyze his performance as he gets a featured role just over a year into the WWF and just a few weeks removed from his first WWF Championship reign. We've also got plenty of our signature Watch-Along riffing as we discuss the hilarious eliminations of Big Boss Man and Sgt. Slaughter, El Matador's mismatched gear, Hulk Hogan the heel, Roddy Piper the legend, newfound Barbarian appreciation, The Nasty Boys, Haku, Col. Mustafa, Sid Justice, Texas Tornado, The Macho Man, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Repo Man, I.R.S., and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
December 20, 2019
We're taking things to the EXTREME on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match for a very special detour to cover The Dead Man's two appearances in Extreme Championship Wrestling. No, it was never on PPV. And yes, it was only the WWE version of ECW. But we still think The Phenom inside the Land Of Extreme warrants a closer look! We'll analyze Taker vs. Big Show from 2006 plus the Brothers Of Destruction vs. The Miz & John Morrison from 2008. We'll also share our earliest ECW memories and dream up our fantasy original ECW opponents for The Undertaker.    Then, as a special Christmas present to all you Creatures, we're doing a Watch-Along for the main event of the 2006 ECW PPV December To Dismember! That's right - we're doing alternate commentary for the disastrous Extreme Elimination Chamber featuring ECW "Legends" like RVD, CM Punk, Test, Hardcore Holly, Big Show, and Bobby Lashley. And we're covering it because WE WERE THERE LIVE! We've got some crazy stories about the first, last, and only PPV to ever emanate from our hometown of Augusta, GA including disrupting the press conference before the show, sharing a beer (and more) with The Sandman, getting told off by The Big Show twice in one week, being rejected by Rene Dupree, and feeling the love from Balls Mahoney! Trust us - you don't want to miss this episode - it's one of our most fun yet! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!   Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
December 13, 2019
It's Mr. Kennedy's Last Ride! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover Armageddon 2006 and the final encounter in a trilogy between Kennedy and The Dead Man. It's easily our favorite match between these 2 as things get crazy in this No DQ contest including the wildest bump we've seen The Undertaker take in 16 years! We'll review the match in-depth plus discuss the all of the build including more evidence of Teddy Long as the World's Biggest Brothers Of Destruction Fan, JBL's memory loss, self-driving hearses, hearse cams, hearse vanity plates, some good old-fashioned attempted murder, Teddy calling the Ghostbusters, The End being here yet again, out of context Bible quotes, and Kane singing Christmas carols! Oh my! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show!   Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
December 6, 2019
The curse of Kennedy (Kennedy) strikes again on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the First Blood battle between The Dead Man and Mr. Kennedy at Survivor Series 2006. It's the second match in a trilogy and we're still as confused as ever as to what made this Mark With A Mouth such a rising star back in the day. This month however he's joined by another Smackdown star in the making in his fight against The Phenom - Montel Vontavious Porter! We'll discuss our thoughts on him as he teams with Kennedy against a reunited Brothers of Destruction. We'll also discuss the annoying comedian Mr. Kennedy reminds us of, Teddy Long's fascination with "See No Evil", some of the dumbest commentary flubs we've ever covered by JBL and Cole, the questionable logic of internal bleeding in a First Blood match, the Vaseline strategy, and much more. Plus Alex and Travis share some fun memories about a spontaneous trip to the Raw Homecoming show during this time to see Taker vs. John Cena live and in person! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Church!  Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
November 28, 2019
It's Mr. Kennedy vs. Mr. Dead Man on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the first match in a trilogy between Taker and Kennedy at No Mercy 2006. Mr. Kennedy was a rising star at this time and seemed set up to be a future WWE Champion. So what the heck happened? Travis and Alex try to figure out where it all went wrong and just why this guy was so beloved back then. Before we get there though we also wrap up The Great Khali rivalry with a Last Man Standing Match that gets bumped off the SummerSlam card. We'll also discuss a couple of matches with King Booker, Big Vito's big mistake, William Regal horseplayin' backstage, exploding microphones, Kennedy's A.C. Slater impersonation, who can and can't say "Taker", and our Jurassic park movie rankings.  Plus, we kick things off by giving our in-depth review and analysis of the recent "Broken Skull Sessions" special on the WWE Network with Stone Cold and The Undertaker! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
November 22, 2019
The Undertaker goes to prison! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the colossal cluster of his Punjabi Prison match at Great American Bash 2006 against The Big Show. Wait - isn't the Punjabi Prison the signature match of The Great Khali? Why yes it is - and we'll discuss the three bizarre words that led to Big Show stepping into the bamboo cage in Khali's place on the day of the show: Elevated Liver Enzymes. But before we get to the cursed PPV and the incredibly confusing Punjabi Prison, we've got a wacky build-up to discuss including a Piper's Pit filled with stuff you can't say on TV anymore, Khali's tongue, The Undertaker in ECW, another Saturday Night's Main Event, Daivari's fashion faux-pas, JBL's debut on commentary (with even more stuff you can't say on TV anymore), the break up of the Mexicools, Gunner Scott (who?), Tatanka, Simon Dean, more incomprehensible Khali promos, and some behind the scenes stories involving Dusty Rhodes and Pat Patterson crafting the big match. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
November 15, 2019
We're covering one of the bleakest moments in The Undertaker's timeline on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover his Judgment Day 2006 encounter with the dreaded Great Khali. It's hard to call this anything other than a shocking squash - The Dead Man's most devastating and surprising defeat in 16 years. We'll discuss exactly why it was so shocking and so disappointing to see the Punjabi giant run roughshod over Taker, the WWE, and the English language in his first two months. We'll also discuss Taker sliding into Teddy Long's DMs, the unexpected resurgence of Finlay, young Joey Ryan, The Gymini, "The Longest Yard", Funaki, Rey Mysterio's flop of a World Title Run, that one time Khali killed a guy (literally), our thoughts on the Terminator franchise, the brutal Smackdown roster during this time, and the cinematic spectacle that was "See No Evil". Plus Alex and Travis share about their brief time training to become backyard wrestlers that took place in early 2006 - you don't want to miss these stories! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Check out minddriftbooks.com to pick up a copy of John Doriot's new book "Intersections"! Check out the latest episode of The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast as we join Mike and JV for a Watch-Along commentary of the Fully Loaded 1999 match between The Undertaker Stone Cold Steve Austin!   Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
November 8, 2019
It's the first and only Casket Match in WrestleMania history on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they hit the Big Time of WrestleMania 22 to cover Taker vs. Mark Henry as The Dead Man tries to take The Streak to 14-0. It's an interesting match-up as we discuss the evolution of The World's Strongest Man, why we weren't all that excited or intrigued about this one at the time, and how it's a lot more fun than we remembered. We also discuss the amazing rematch between Undertaker and Kurt Angle on Smackdown, the exciting return of Saturday Night's Main Event, awkward casket poses, Mark Henry's awesome eulogy, excellent crowd signs, the best opening video ever, Shinedown, Peter Gabriel, and much more. Plus Alex and Travis reminisce about watching this one live together in Travis's college apartment back in the day! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Check out minddriftbooks.com to pick up a copy of John Doriot's new book "Intersections"! Check out the latest episode of The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast as we join Mike and JV for a Watch-Along commentary of the Fully Loaded 1999 match between The Undertaker Stone Cold Steve Austin!   Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
November 1, 2019
The Dead Man and The Wrestling Machine square off in one of the greatest matches of the decade on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they discuss Taker and Kurt Angle's breathtaking WWE Championship battle at No Way Out 2006. It's remembered as one of both men's greatest matches and we go in-depth on how these two experts of their craft painted a masterpiece on the squared circle canvas. Of course it's not all serious talk as we kick off a new year in the career of The Undertaker by discussing his continued streak of ridiculous P.T.O., an epic return at the Royal Rumble (just 2 months after an epic return at the Survivor Series), more silliness from Tazz and Cole, being a fan of MNM's entrance for different reasons, Mark Henry's rise to prominence, and one of the most jaw-dropping Tombstones you will ever see. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Check out The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast every week as Mike and JV cover the career of Stone Cold Steve Austin one PPV match at a time!   Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER   Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
October 25, 2019
The Undertaker and Randy Orton go to hell! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as the cover the final match in the 2005 Taker and Orton "quadrilogy" inside Hell In A Cell at Armageddon. It's a wild clash full of blood and drama and an even wilder build straight out of the pages of WCW! We talk about all the ridiculous mind games The Dead Man plays with Randy including a mirror hallucination, a bloody Cowboy Bob, a driverless car, a possessed announcer, and why it was all way too much of a leap storyline-wise for us. Plus we'll also cover Taker's epic Survivor Series return, one of the greatest Tombstones of all time, more attempted murder, an illegal fireworks display inside the arena, The Orton family's sports psychiatrist, Randy's early retirement, Taker's new interest in poetry, Cowboy Bob's "C"-level decision making skills, and the true story of why Massive Tool Josh Matthews blocked Alex on Twitter 8 years ago! Plus we'll cover the untimely passing of Eddie Guerrero and take a look ahead to 2006 in the career of The Undertaker. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!   Check out The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast every week as Mike and JV cover the career of Stone Cold Steve Austin one PPV match at a time!   Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
October 18, 2019
It's a very special Tag Team Crossover episode as The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast crosses over with Talking Taker! Our cohost Alex Doriot is joined by Mike and JV for a very special Watch-Along episode as they team up to cover - what else? - the first ever team up between The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin at Fully Loaded 1998 against Kane and Mankind for the WWF Tag Team Titles! We'll give you the time stamp to cue up and watch the match with us on the WWE Network, but as always you'll still enjoy things even if you aren't able to watch the action with us. Before we kick off Mike and JV tell us about growing up as wrestling fans in another part of the country, what got them into pro wrestling including a classic 80s house show memory, and we hear JV's incredible Stone Cold impression for the first time ever. Then as the action begins we discuss how on fire the pro wrestling business was during this time, Mike's hatred for Earl Hebner, the things you could do in 1998 that you can't do in 2019, some hilarious Stone Cold t-shirt memories, and much more during a pivotal match from the biggest boom period in the history of professional wrestling. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Check out The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast every week as Mike and JV cover the career of Stone Cold Steve Austin one PPV match at a time!   Check out The Extreme ECW Live Cast every week as Mike and JV go episode by episode through ECW! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
October 11, 2019
The Undertaker and Randy Orton's rivalry goes west as The Cowboy gets involved on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White as they cover they first ever Handicap Caket Match pitting The Dead Man against Randy and his dad Cowboy Bob at No Mercy 2005. If you're thinking it was crazy to see Bob Orton in a PPV main event in 2005 - you're correct! We'll talk about the Hall Of Famer wheezin' his way through not just this match but multiple others on Smackdown at the ripe old age of 54. He's not the only legend getting in on the fun either as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper inexplicably becomes part of this rivalry as well! We'll discuss all this plus cover the fiery post-match antics at No Mercy that left the crowd stunned (well, at least until the Mexicools came out to clean everything up). Plus we'll discuss Randy's retirement fund for The Undertaker, an autographed Taker DVD, some major Smackdown debuts during this time, the Raw Homecoming show, Teddy Long's timely hip-hop references, another call for the "calvary", more life-like mannequins than you can shake a stick at, The Dead Man's complete dominance of this rivalry, a horrifying superplex attempt, and more on this double-wide, double-deep edition of the podcast. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!   Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
October 4, 2019
It's Taker vs Orton, Round 2! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the second meeting between The Legend and The Legend Killer at SummerSlam 2005. It's a rivalry that put Orton on the map, and this next chapter is an important piece of the story as it truly becomes a family affair by the end of the match. Along the way we'll also discuss the buildup including a déjà vu match against JBL, Teddy Long bowing up, an alphabet lesson from The Dead Man, Mr. McMahon's first Presidential campaign ad, and the return of The Ugandan Giant Kamala! Oh my! Plus we'll discuss The Undertaker's all-time record at the summer spectacular and debate if he's the low-key "Mr. SummerSlam". Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
September 27, 2019
It's one of the most controversial moments in The Undertaker and the WWE's history on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the chaotic clash between Muhammad Hassan and The Undertaker at the 2005 Great American Bash. The match itself gives us plenty to talk about including Hassan's (very) Last Ride in the company. But what we're really here to discuss is the so-called "terrorist" angle from July 7, 2005. It's a storyline that would have had people talking no matter what. Unfortunately it just so happened to air on the same day as a major terrorist attack. We'll discuss how this through this storyline into chaos, if anything could have been done to change it, how the WWE reacted, and what did (and didn't) work about the Hassan and Daivari characters. As if that's not enough, we'll also cover the 2005 Draft, Randy Orton's WrestleMania revenge, Muhammad Hassan's attorney who would go on to NXT stardom, another raucous match with JBL, Cole and Tazz's continual stupidity, and a few things we think could have saved the Muhammad Hassan character. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
September 20, 2019
It's The Legend vs. The Legend Killer! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover one of the most important battles in The Dead Man's career as he tries to take The Streak to 13-0 at WrestleMania 21 against a young Randy Orton. This is the rare match that not only changes the careers of both performers, but also the course of the WWE itself. On this supersized episode we explain just why it's such an influential and important match that redefined WrestleMania and what The Streak would come to mean. Don't worry - it's not all serious talk either as we continue to poke fun at all the ridiculous stuff that hasn't aged well over the last 14 years. And speaking of not aging well, that means we're covering the returns of Jake The Snake and Cowboy Bob Orton, an out-of-nowhere assault on Stacy Keibler, a bizarre interlude with Carlito, a Tombstone for a Frenchman, the final burials for Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak, the classic WrestleMania Goes Hollywood trailers, and so much more. So get your popcorn ready, put your headphones on, and Taker Easy!  Get a FREE MONTH of exclusive and ad-free podcasts on Stitcher Premium when you use the code TALKINGTAKER Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
September 13, 2019
The Undertaker's rivalry with the Reigns family begins on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the battle between Roman's forgotten Uncle Luther and The Dead Man in a WCW Saturday Night main event! Just kidding - this actually happened on PPV at No Way Out 2005? How did the former "Horshu" end up in a singles match with The Phenom? We'll try to get to the bottom of it. Perhaps it was his unique promo work? We'll discuss Luther's intense interviews which revealed even more of his hard knock life here as we discuss this brief but memorable rivalry. Along the way we'll also cover The Dead Man's encounter with Rene Dupree in an underwhelming tournament, Smackdown's trip to Japan, some of the worst entrance music you'll ever hear, interactions with Mark Jindrak and The Bashams, more Michael Cole mispronunciations, and the very real and very surprising parallels between Luther Reigns' and Roman Reigns' feuds with The Phenom. Plus we'll also discuss The Undertaker's recent appearances on Smackdown and ESPN College Gameday! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
September 6, 2019
It's the return of the Casket Match - and the return of Heidenreich! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they kick off 2005 with one of El Hombre Muerto's signature matches and a Royal Rumble clash with one of his worst opponents. Is it one of the most embarrassing in-ring performances we've ever covered on the show? Or is it actually surprisingly entertaining? Our hosts were split on this one and they'll both argue their cases as we cover the match and all the wild build-up. Along the way we'll talk Taker's first Tribute To The Troops, Feretrophobia, a historic quote from Theodore Long, Heidenreich's continual lack of clothes, the temporary burial of The Dead Man's greatest rival, Taker's side-hustle creating wax figures, more poetry smackdowns, even more absurd Cole and Tazz commentary quotes, the Brothers Of Destruction reunion, WrestleMania plans with "Snitskenreich" that never came to fruition, and some shoot interview insight from the Blond Haired Psychotic Poet himself! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match - updated every week!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
August 30, 2019
¡Ay Dios Mio - Es El Hombre Muerto! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a star-studded Fatal 4 Way from Armageddon 2004 featuring Taker taking on JBL, Booker T, and Eddie Guerrero for the WWE Championship. It's a fun way to close out what's been an uneven year for the Phenom. Plus it's the only PPV encounter between Taker and the legendary Latino Heat, so we dream up what it might have been had these 2 icons ever got to have a proper rivalry. But it's not all fun and games - we still have to cover the likes of Heidenreich and The Basham Brothers. Ugh. Along the way we'll also talk the debut of Undertaker's future wife, Eddie's odd fashion choices, some ridiculous Cole and Tazz moments, Amy Weber (who?), Pilgrims and Indians, another new nickname for Taker, and why this build-up never quite clicked despite all the star power. Plus we break down our new favorite segment of all time - The Big Show's Thanksgiving! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
August 23, 2019
Our time-traveling hearse is spinning out of control as we take a detour from our encyclopedic exploration all the way back to 1991! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they give you sort of a bonus show and hit one of the matches they skipped over in the early days of the podcast as The Dead Man enters his very first Royal Rumble in just his second ever PPV appearance. We're doing this one watch-along style so we'll give you the timestamp on the WWE Network so you can cue it up and listen as we provide an alternate running commentary for this true throwback. But don't worry - as usual it's just as entertaining even if you can't watch the match along with us. The Undertaker, still flanked by Brother Love at this point, makes quite the impact as he comes in about midway through the match. We'll discuss this earliest incarnation of his character, what defining traits were already shining through, and a rivalry that begins in this match that would last over 25 years! Plus we'll riff on the likes of Hulk Hogan, The Nasty Boys, The Bushwhackers, Saba Simba, Shane McMahon, Bret Hart, Greg Valentine, Texas Tornado, Haku, Tugboat, and more! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
August 16, 2019
Roses are red, violets are blue, we suffered through Heidenreich, and we did it for you! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover The Dead Man's battle with the poet laureate of the WWE at Survivor Series 2004. We turned over a new leaf with JBL last week - could we possibly find something to like about Heidenreich this week? (Spoiler: nope.) We'll cover Taker's match with this very green giant and all the silly build including poetry smackdowns, fan beatdowns, mental breakdowns, Paul Heyman trying his best, Heidenreich's lack of street clothes and preference for straightjackets, the new season of Tough Enough, the WWE Fantasy game, Carlito's debut, diva arm wrestling, a mysterious contract signing, Snitsky and Heidenreich's meet-cute, and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
August 9, 2019
Did we...did we just become JBL fans?! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they let The Dead Man and JBL borrow their time-traveling hearse for their Last Ride Match at No Mercy 2004. As we review the buildup the match, we wrestle with the fact that the man that drove us away from Smackdown back in the day might be our new favorite wrestler. What is happening?! One guy we're definitely not becoming fans of though is Heidenreich, and we'll also discuss his disturbing introduction to the WWE and his disappointing tie-in to a shockingly great match. Plus we're also talking JBL's hilarious halo, Orlando Jordan as WWE Champion for a night, Teddy Long's tears, more bizarre analogies from Tazz, more forgettable Smackdown theme songs, a shocking Symbolization, a Bronco joyride, and most importantly the epic returns of Gangrel and Viscera - a.k.a. JBL's Middle Aged Ministry! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!    Check out our Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match!  Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
August 2, 2019
JBL tries to give The Undertaker - and us - the Summertime Blues on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV as they cover this clash between the King Of Gong Style and the Wolf Of Wall Street at SummerSlam 2004 for the WWE Championship. We both hated JBL back in the day - so much so that we quit watching Smackdown. Could 15 years of perspective finally help us turn the corner and actually start appreciating his heel work? Or will we end up like the Toronto crowd and just start doing the wave to entertain ourselves during this one? Before we get to the match we'll also talk Taker's reasoning for murdering his mentor, Paul Heyman's award-worthy apology, the looming debut of Heidenreich, The UnderToddler, Shannon Moore, Orlando Jordan, and the debut of one of Undertaker's biggest fans - General Manager Theodore Long!  Plus, make sure you stick around to the very end of the show for a very special musical performance you don't want to miss. Trust us - it's gonna be the song of the summer! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!   Check out our brand new Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match!  Pick up the BRAND NEW King Of *GONG* Style shirt & merch at TeePublic to help support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
July 26, 2019
It's the Concrete Crypt Match! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they take the podcast into "True Crime" territory to cover the Live Free Or Die debacle between The Dudley Boyz and The Dead Man at the Great American Bash 2004. It's one of the most ridiculous, infamous moments and matches in Taker's career and we hold nothing back as we try to unravel all of the absurdity of Paul Heyman trying to force The Phenom to "Do The Right Thing." What exactly is "The Right Thing"? No one seems to know! Why is no one calling the authorities when Heyman is trying to murder Paul Bearer on live television? No idea! Our heads are spinning as we find more questions than answers here. Plus we'll also discuss more shenanigans with Booker T, our new nickname for Taker, JBL's eerily relevant promos, Kurt Angle's ineptitude as general manager, trying to explain Rico's gimmick, the potential for a heel Dead Man run during this time, a forgotten classic with John Cena, Funaki's new catchphrase, The Dudleyz flop as main eventers, and if this PPV deserves to be known as the worst of all time. Do the right thing - download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Check out our brand new Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match!  Pick up a Taker Easy shirt over at TeePublic to help support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
July 19, 2019
We're putting a spell on you on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the creepy and kooky and all together ooky match between The Dead Man and Booker T at Judgment Day 2004. Taker and Paul Bearer are back to their mysterious ways and ruling strong over Smackdown. So to combat The Phenom, Booker seeks some black magic from Mama Sangry! Yes, this really happens and yes, we really pick it all apart - dirt from an unmarked grave, tree-legged dogs, stereotypical cliches and all!. Along the way we'll also talk about another Grampa Simpson moment, the rapid decline in quality of Smackdown during this period, the rise of JBL, the epic failure of Mordecai, more F.B.I. beatdowns, Alex's terrible Paul Bearer impression, Taker's odd look and incredible entrances, Booker T's great matches (or lack thereof), and a long-overdue correction regarding The Undertaker's entrance music. Plus we discuss The Graveyard Dogs match at Extreme Rules 2019 and reveal the fan's vote for the Top 10 matches of the Biker Taker era! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Check out our brand new Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match!  Pick up a Taker Easy shirt over at TeePublic to help support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
July 12, 2019
The Dead Man rises! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match for a special "live" episode as they get together in person to mark a milestone with their 100th show and cover the resurrection of The Phenom as he takes on his brother Kane at WrestleMania XX. After 4 years The Undertaker has returned to his glory days and his "old school" roots to kick off the next chapter of his career. And the best part? We were there for it! Alex and Travis reminisce about attending WrestleMania XX at Madison Square Garden and spending a weekend in New York City as unsupervised high school students. We talk about our plan to get out of school, the wrestlers we bumped into across town, our many instances of culture shock, and all the things you didn't see on TV at the show. Plus Alex interviews his parents about just what they were thinking sending 2 kids across the country to WrestleMania! Along the way to the match we'll also discuss the epic buildup including Kane's shirtless eulogy, Vince's exceptional heel work, a Royal Rumble shocker, Taker's paranormal mindgames, more announcer amnesia, misadventures with Bobby Heenan and Mean Gene, and, of course, the incredible return of Paul Bearer! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Check out our brand new Spotify Playlist highlighting all the music featured across our episodes throughout the years and see if you can remember which songs went with each match!  Don't forget to vote for your Top 10 PPV Matches from the Biker Taker run! Click on the link to vote for your Top 10 and we'll reveal the fan's vote on next week's show.  Pick up a Taker Easy shirt over at TeePublic to help support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
July 4, 2019
Big Evil rests in peace! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the final match of the Biker Taker run - a Buried Alive Match vs. Mr. McMahon at Survivor Series 2003! Yes, it's as insane as it sounds and we'll cover every minute of it as we lay to rest this iconic 3 and a half year stretch of Taker's career. We'll discuss Taker's final bike ride, defeating the WWE Champ and U.S. Champ 4 times in one night, the crazy parallels to 2019, Vince's incredible (and incredibly blasphemous) heel work, Father Frank, Taker traveling back to the graveyard, the sword of Damocles, a gaggle of maggots, an all-time gusher of a blade job, and our new sponsorship from Oops I Crapped My Pants! Alex and Travis also get to cover the Smackdown taping that was the first wrestling show they ever attended together as it falls smack dab in the middle of this buildup. Plus we close it all out by discussing our favorite moments and memories of time-traveling motorcycle ride and share both of our Top 10 PPV Matches from this run! Click on the link to vote for your Top 10! And as always, Taker Easy!  Pick up the I'm A Biker Taker Guy (Or Girl) or the T.C.B. shirt over at TeePublic to celebrate the end of this run! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
June 28, 2019
The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar get overshadowed by The McMahon Show on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the penultimate contest of the Biker Taker Era - the Biker Chain Match at No Mercy 2003. But even though BIg Evil is back in the main event scene with Lesnar, this storyline gets completely co-opted by the first ever Father-Daughter Match in WWE History. (Yuck.) We'll tear all this family drama apart before covering a match whose stipulation doesn't really make any sense. In fact, The Dead Man himself can't even explain it! This episode is jampacked with 2 months worth of build-up as we talk talk Brock's new and hilarious personality, a incredible match with Kurt Angle, Paul London's re-debut, Heidenreich, Brock and Sable's love connection, Taker's complete dominance of this feud, Blind Melon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Tazz's Keys To Victory, The F.B.I.'s continued incompetence, BIg Evil turning blue, and an answer to a theory we've long-held about Taker's backstage whereabouts. Plus we react to The Undertaker's surprise return to Raw in 2019 and his upcoming Extreme Rules match! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Pick up the newly updated Taker Easy t-shirt at TeePublic! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
June 21, 2019
People get ready, the A-Train's a-coming! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover Big Evil's battle with the former Prince Albert (and future Lord Tensai) at SummerSlam 2003. It's a match you probably forgot about, but don't skip over this one - we've got plenty of absurd and hilarious buildup to cover. Just why on earth did the WWE see so much in the nipple-pierced, hairy-chested behemoth that was The A-Train instead of someone like a Kanyon or a Chuck Palumbo? And why did The Dead Man get stuck carrying this dead weight on the 2 biggest shows of the year? We'll try to figure it out. Plus we're talking more jaw-dropping raps from John Cena, The World's Hairiest Love Machine, Sable's hotel key, the greatest moment in Matt Bloom's career, Mr. McMahon's type, maybe the weirdest Smackdown main event ever, Taker's strangest tag team partner ever, and the true reason why Travis hated Bradshaw for all these years. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Pick up the newly updated Taker Easy t-shirt at TeePublic! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
June 14, 2019
Word Life! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the classic clash between the Old School Dead Man and the New School John Cena at Vengeance 2003. John Cena is red-hot and on a rapid rise to the top at this time. But Big Evil is still the Big Dog and has a few lessons about respect to teach the Doctor Of Thuganomics. But that's not the only feud we're covering as we also take a detour to Little Italy and recap Undertaker's short-lived rivalry with the F.B.I. This episode is jam-packed as we cover Cena's intense (and un-PC) freestyles, Italian wack-jobs, more Nathan Jones, Chuck Palumbo's cigar, the greatest Last Ride ever, the reunion of the Middle Aged Ministry Of Darkness, a rare team-up between Taker and Brock Lesnar, Cena getting handsy with Stephanie, Orlando Jordan's yawner of a debut, and so much more. Plus Alex and Travis offer their initial assessment of the Saudi Arabian debacle between The Undertaker and Goldberg. And we hear about an incredible fan interaction with Taker himself! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Pick up the newly updated Taker Easy t-shirt at TeePublic! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
June 7, 2019
The Undertaker goes for 11-0! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover Big Evil's taking on the biggest handicap of his streak. No - not The Big Show and A-Train. We mean Nathan Jones! Yes, we're discussing the rapid rise and fall of the Colossus Of Boggo Road, his short-lived team-up with The Dead Man, and their WrestleMania match that wasn't - or was it? Why was the WWE so high on this bloke? What made them change their mind so quickly? How did Taker get stuck in the middle of it all? It's all very confusing and crappy and we'll try to understand just how it all went down. Along the way we'll also talk about Taker as a Tough Enough trainer, our conjuring of Bill Demott, the Full Blooded Italians, Tazz's questionable commentary, watching this show on WWE.com, the WWE's favorite band in the whole world, and arguably the single dumbest backstage segment we've covered in 95 episodes! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Pick up the newly updated Taker Easy t-shirt at TeePublic! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
May 31, 2019
It's the most Out Of The Box episode of Talking Taker ever! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every PPV match of The Undertaker's career as they unbox the first ever PPV match between Taker and The Big Show at No Way Out 2003. After a few stops and starts throughout their careers these two giants finally face off on PPV and we discuss if it lived up to the enormous hype. But more importantly we're talking about a month of some of the most bonkers build-up we've ever discussed on the show. Brian Kendrick delivering a singing telegram? Yep. Brother Love coming out of a box? Yep. Chris Kanyon impersonating Boy George? Yep. The Undertaker cuddling an adorable puppy? Yep - all these things really happened on Smackdown in 2003 and we'll discuss each one of them. Plus we'll cover the rises of The A-Train and Nathan Jones, the greatest sweater you'll ever see, The Dead Man's new catchphrase, more confusing WWE Network edits, and the debut of one of Big Evil's signature finishing moves. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Pick up a Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
May 23, 2019
We're rollin' rollin' rollin' into 2003 with another Royal Rumble Watch-Along on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the Dead Man's return to action after being tossed off the stage by his former tag team partner and riding buddy The Big Show. We'll cover this devastating attack by Aiken, SC's favorite son plus the misleading vignettes that led up to the PPV before we cue up the WWE Network and provide our signature running commentary for the big match. Taker's not in it too much, but he does make quite the impact when he arrives and goes hunting for Brock Lesnar. But don't worry - we've still got plenty to talk about riff on including the Smackdown 6, Tommy Dreamer, Bull Buchanan, Bill Demott, Maven, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Kane, A-Train, Batista, John Cena, The Hardyz, and more! We'll give you the time cue so you can sync up and watch with us. But as always if you can't watch-along don't worry - we know you'll still be able to enjoy our conversation as well as Big Evil and The Next Big Thing continue their rivalry. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Pick up a Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
May 17, 2019
WARNING - this episode is not for the squeamish or the faint of heart! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as we cover quite possibly the bloodiest match of Big Evil's career as he battles Brock Lesnar inside Hell In A Cell at No Mercy 2002. You know we're busting out our patented Blood Tracker for this one to count all the times we're seeing red during this match and the buildup to it. Unfortunately, that's not the only thing that gets messy on the road to the PPV. That's because this week we're not just Talking Taker, we're also Talking Tracy! An evil woman from the Undertaker's past has been dug up by Paul Heyman to distract The Dead Man - and it's as terrible as it sounds. We'll cover all this plus all of the drama surrounding Undertaker's cast, more Mattitude, the best/worst Smackdown intro ever, Heyman's MVP performance, Chuck Palumbo, Tajiri, giant popcorn bags, and Taker's absolute gusher of a blade job. You don't want to miss this one - download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Pick up a Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
May 10, 2019
#SaraRuinsEverything! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the first ever encounter between Big Evil and "The Next Big Thing" Brock Lesnar. It's an awesome battle between the dominant, young rookie and the Decade Of Destruction. And unfortunately it's overshadowed by the return of the Undertaker's wife Sara and her unborn child. Alex and Travis discuss the highs and lows of what was at times a truly awesome feud and at others utterly abysmal. Along the way we'll talk about The Undertaker's final Raw appearance for a while, the PG-13 word of the week, another fun triple threat with some rising stars, the rise of Matt Hardy V1 and his pivotal role in this rivalry, Taker's weird one-off entrance music, the way this match parallels a Taker's rivalry with Shawn Michaels, more great work from Paul Heyman, Stephanie McMahon's peaches, and much more. Plus we explore some of the reasons why The Undertaker gained a bad reputation with the "smart marks" during this era and if he deserved it or not. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Pick up a Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
May 3, 2019
It's time to Make America Badass Again! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they discuss an a star-spangled battle between the Dead Man and the UnAmerican Test. The Red Devil has become the Red, White, and Blue Devil now as he turns from his evil ways and lets the world know he's proud to be an American. We discuss this patriotic rivalry and debate on the value of the UnAmerican faction and why Vince McMahon was so obsessed with getting Test over. Plus there's a ton of other fun stuff for us to talk about this week including a short-lived rivalry with Chris Nowinski, a new alliance with Booker T and Goldust (and MiniDust), an epic 8-man tag, Taker's new favorite cereal, 3 Minute Warning, Sgt. Slaughter, Mae Young, Fabulous Moolah, and one ridiculous segment that Alex calls his favorite of all-time. Plus we discuss the all-time classic rib the roster played on Undertaker during this time where they attempted to get him to pull off a "Takeroonie"! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Pick up a BRAND NEW Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
April 26, 2019
Three is a magic number as we cover an underrated triple threat match, an iconic debut, and a legendary ladder match on this week's jam-packed episode! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the main event of Vengeance 2002 and Taker's defense of the Undisputed Championship against The Rock and Kurt Angle. It's a match that gets slept on but could go down as one of the greatest three-way matches ever. We'll talk about what makes it so memorable including all the stolen moves and near falls as well as a really fun build. But before we get there we'll also discuss the debut of a young kid named John Cena and his handshake with Big Evil which instantly made him a star. And to top it all off, we're also going in-depth on the one non-PPV match all you Creatures Of The Night have been waiting for us to cover since day one of the podcast: Undertaker vs. Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match from Raw! Alex and Travis analyze the incredible storytelling on display that sets this match apart makes it still hold up all these years later. All that plus Busta Rhymes, more Marc Lloyd bullying, Jerry Lawler's Crossword Puzzle Party, Jackie Gayda, Eric Bischoff, a cursed episode of Raw, and more as we begin the Ruthless Aggression era. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!   Pick up a BRAND NEW Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
April 19, 2019
It's a true game of thrones as The Prince Of Darkness fends off all sorts of challengers to his crown on the way to King Of the Ring 2002 on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they discuss the build-up to and the confrontation between Big Evil and the King Of Kings Triple H at the 2002 KOTR show. But The Game isn't the only contender the Red Devil has to deal with. Our fighting champion also faces threats from The Hardy Boyz, Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, Tommy Dreamer, and more! We'll talk about all these men's run-ins with The Dead Man plus one of Hulk Hogan's biggest tall tales, a full cup of dip spit, an even fuller bucket of puke, the answer to who is Vince's Boy, Billy and Chuck jokes that don't age well, early shades of Evolution, Lance Storm's big push, Stone Cold's walkout, The Rock's return to the company, Paul Heyman's return to commentary, another Punk Card pulling and so much more. PLUS - Stay tuned to the very end of the show as Alex gives Travis a very special audio Birthday present featuring a guest appearance from a WWE HALL OF FAMER! Seriously - you don't want to miss maybe the coolest moment in the history of this podcast. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!    Pick up a BRAND NEW Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
April 12, 2019
Somebody say something 'bout nostalgia? Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a rematch over a decade in the making between Big Evil and Hulk Hogan at Judgment Day 2002. We'll make sure to put enough gas in our time-traveling motorcycle, since apparently The Hulkster did not! Yes, before we cover the match (and 2 of the worst chokeslams you'll ever see), we're covering the hilariously botched motorcycle chase between Hogan and Taker that stalled out on Raw. What were they even thinking with this one? And just when you think it can't get any worse, we also get to cover The Red Devil hog-tying The Hulk and dragging him around on a motorcycle drive-by backstage! If that's not enough for you, we're also talking the debut of Batista, getting the F out, lumberjack Booker T, spookin' creeps out in Canada, ridiculous ovations, Yapapi straps, bags of roadkill, and so much more. Plus we share our thoughts on The Undertaker's involvement (or lack thereof) at WrestleMania and the Raw After Mania. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Pick up a BRAND NEW Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
April 5, 2019
We're making a Brexit of our own as we cover The Undertaker's final U.K. PPV on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover Insurrextion 2002 and a main event clash between Big Evil and Triple H. The initial Brand Split is in full effect (well, sort of) and this is the first ever Raw vs. Smackdown battle. But an unscripted ring malfunction happens that nearly derails the entire match. We'll discuss how these 2 ring generals never skipped a beat and kept the crowd entertained in a match that foreshadows many of their future battles. Plus we'll discuss the complete lack of disdain for the brand split rules, Taker suffering one of his worst beatdowns ever, another new nickname, Vince McMahon and Stacy Keibler's creepy affair, Hulk Hogan getting a taste of his own Yapapi strap, RegalMania running wild, and much more. Finally we'll share some listener suggestions for the WWE Creative team on how to use The Undertaker at this weekend's WrestleMania 35! Pick up a BRAND NEW Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
March 29, 2019
It's The Undertaker and Stone Cold's last dance! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the final clash in one of Taker's greatest rivalries as he battles Steve Austin with special guest referee Ric Flair at Backlash 2002. Can these legends break their streak of boring PPV matches? Before we cover the very, very, very, very, very long and controversial match, we're also talking about one of the most tumultuous five week spans in WWF history as the initial brand split and draft take place! Where did Undertaker get drafted? How did Hulk Hogan screw up the initial match announced against Triple H (somebody say something 'bout nostalgia)? We'll answer these questions plus talk about the new look for Raw that Ric Flair puts into place. Plus we're talking more Booger Red comedy with King and JR, 2 TV-MA moments, the first pairing of Booker T and Goldust, the Match After Backlash, the sad fall of Mr. Perfect and Big Bossman, the pointlessness of the nWo, the many looks of Raven, the dreadful push of Bradshaw, Mr. McMahon's excitement for Stacy Keibler, Kane calling out his Kane-a-nites, and much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Pick up a BRAND NEW Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
March 22, 2019
The Undertaker goes for 10-0 at WrestleMania! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they hit WrestleMania X8 one of The Dead Man's most legendary matches against "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair. Many still call it their favorite match of the streak, and it's easy to see why. There's so many iconic moments to discuss from the SuperDuperPlex to The Greatest Spinebuster Ever to Taker's iconic Ten-Count at the end of the match, and we'll cover it all. Plus there's an incredible build-up featuring David Flair's first (and only) WWF match, Arn Anderson getting bloody, a bathroom beatdown, boardroom boredom, Head on Space Mountain, Paul London's WWF debut, and so much more. We even have to break out the ol' patented Blood Tracker for all the color in this episode! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Pick up a BRAND NEW Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
March 15, 2019
The following podcast has been paid for by the New World Order! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a sort of forgotten encounter between two cornerstones of the WWF as The Dead Man battles The Rock at No Way Out 2002. Taker is still reeling from being eliminated by Maven at the Royal Rumble, and he wants to extract some revenge and respect on the poor young rookie. But thankfully the Tough Enough Champion has The Great One in his corner to stick up for him. We'll review this encounter that gets swept under the radar due to the debuting n.W.o.. Before we get there we'll talk about the road to the match including our name for Taker's new devastating maneuver, more great Stone Cold promos, rising tensions between Booger Red and Ric Flair, Undertaker singing some Aretha Franklin, some savage putdowns of The Coach and Investigative JournalistMichael Cole, teeth necklaces, Travis's continued disrespect for ELO, another terrible music edit on the Network, and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Pick up a BRAND NEW Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
March 8, 2019
It's the dropkick heard round the world! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they provide a Watch-Along commentary for the 2002 Royal Rumble match and Maven's iconic elimination of Booger Red. It's a perfectly played scene and maybe the most memorable Rumble moment of all time. We'll give you the time stamp on the WWE Network so you can cue up the match and watch it along with us. And it's not the only exciting part of the match as we also talk about the Rumble Returns of the likes of Mr. Perfect and Goldust, The Hurricane trying to use his Hurri-powers, Stone Cold running roughshod, and much more. But before we get there we also get to talk about Taker's reign of terror over the Hardcore division. The Conscience Of The WWF has become a big bully and we have a blast dissecting his decimation of the cruiserweights like Spike Dudley, Tajiri, and The Hardy Boyz. Plus we'll discuss The Big Show's New Year's Resolution, the importance of taking down the straps, Taker's continued demands for a little respect, Stone Cold at the top of his game, the Top Ten matches of 2001, a vicious new way to use a chair, and The Undertaker's new finisher with a name that blew our minds. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy.  Pick up a BRAND NEW Taker Care of Business shirt at TeePublic and support the show! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
March 1, 2019
R-E-S-P-E-C-T - find out what it means to The Dead Man! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover The Undertaker's quest for the Hardcore Championship against Rob Van Dam at Vengeance 2001. It's a bit of a departure for Taker and it leads to one his most fun matches ever. But before we talk about the high times with Mr. Monday Night, we also cover Booger Red's transformation into Big Evil. The Phenom is feeling disrespected, and he takes out his frustrations on an innocent JR in the most anus - whoops, we mean heinous - way possible. Plus we'll talk about Taker's new haircut, battles with Bradshaw and Tazz, more classic comedy from Christian, RVD's ugliest attire ever, two of the most bizarre sentences you'll ever hear The Undertaker utter, the return of The King, the debut of Ric Flair, William Regal and Big Show in the bathroom, and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up an  I'm A Biker Taker Guy (Or Girl) shirt on TeePublic and support the show!
February 22, 2019
We've had it with this Alliance crap! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they reach the conclusion of the Invasion storyline with a Winner Take All 5 on 5 Survivor Series match between Team WWF and Team Alliance. We've got so much to talk about during this Civil War that we decided to do a Watch-Along for the match itself. We'll give you the time cue on the WWE Network and encourage you to watch the match with us as we provide a running commentary over the match with our sometimes silly, sometimes serious observations. It's just as entertaining if you don't watch along with us either, so don't let that scare you off. But before we get to the match itself, we cover a month full of incredible moments including the best Smackdown ending ever, sing-along with The Rock and Stone Cold, Undertaker and Vince's sitcom chemistry, Paul Heyman's pipe bomb, a killer Taker and Austin match, and so much more. Plus we discuss all the wild rumors surrounding the Undertaker's future with WWE in 2019 and lay down a challenge to all our Creatures Of The Night. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! WWF FOREVER! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up an  I'm A Biker Taker Guy (Or Girl) shirt on TeePublic and support the show!
February 15, 2019
It's Booker T vs. Booger Red! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a battle between two cornerstones of their companies as Taker battles the Booker man at No Mercy 2001. It's a nice change of pace from the past few months and we spend some time reminding ourselves just how great the 5 Time WCW Champion really was - sucka! But before we get to the match we've gotta discuss J.R.'s ridiculous new nickname for The Undertaker. Where did it come from? What does it mean? We've actually got some answers for you! Plus we're talking the new tag team of T 'N T, the inexplicable power of Test's big boot, The Hurricane and his Hurricycle, Paul Heyman's fax machine, tape-trading in the early 2000s, the rise of the spinnaroonie, DDP's first yoga infomercial, Kurt Angle's ABA cosplay, and much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up an  I'm A Biker Taker Guy (Or Girl) shirt on TeePublic and support the show!
February 8, 2019
Worst. Match. EVER! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the infamous trainwreck that was The Brothers Of Destruction vs. Kronik from Unforgiven 2001. It's a disjointed mess of a match that truly lives up to its hype as one of the worst moments of The Undertaker's career. We try to figure out where it all went wrong and how one match completely derailed the careers of Brian Adams and Bryan Clarke. But before we even get there we also talk about another disastrous moment: the end of the Stalker angle and an actual match between Sara and DDP! Yike-a-roni! We're also talking another battle with Edge and Christian, a shortlived feud with X-Factor, the return of Steven Richards, vengeance for the Right To Censor, the most protected move in the tag team division, Taker being MIA for the post 9/11 Smackdown, what Kronik should have been named, and The Undertaker's legit hip-hop cred. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up an  I'm A Biker Taker Guy (Or Girl) shirt on TeePublic and support the show!
February 1, 2019
Who betta than Talking Taker?! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the SummerSlam 2001 steel cage clash between The Brothers Of Destruction and the team of DDP and Kanyon for both the WWF and WCW Tag Titles. The bad news? It's the type of burial we don't normally talk about on this podcast and we'll try to get to the bottom of how the Stalker storyline went off the rails so quickly and spectacularly. The good news? We get to talk about the Alliance MVP Kanyon! Besides reminiscing about his short-lived but fun WWF tenure we'll also discuss DDP's cartoonish shrine, the debut of the Smackdown fist, a showdown with Palumbo & O'Haire, evil ref Nick Patrick, the abundance of gimmick matches and title belts during the Invasion, and why "Stone Cold Sara" was such an epic disaster. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! What? I said Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up an  I'm A Biker Taker Guy (Or Girl) shirt on TeePublic and support the show!
January 25, 2019
Forget Talking Taker - this week we're Stalking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the origins of the infamous stalker angle which paved the way for Taker's feud with DDP and their roles in the Inaugural Brawl at Invasion in this supersized episode of the show. If you think that's a lot to jam into one episode - you're right, and we nearly lose our minds along the way trying to make sense of it all. We're talking the creepy stalker videos, the real voice behind them all, DDP's confusing character, the one-sided beatdown at King Of The Ring, the rise of the WCW and ECW coalition, and the ultimate #BlameSara moment. Was the Invasion doomed from day one? Were there any bright spots in the madness? What caused plans to change? Was there any way to save it? We try to get to the bottom of these questions and so much more as we talk about The Dead Man's role in one of the biggest storyline flops of all time. Plus we cover the most historic moment of all - Travis's WWF TV debut on the Raw where The Alliance was formed! Really! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show!
January 18, 2019
Before he was The Undertaker, he was Mean Mark! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match on this very special edition of the podcast as they take a pause before covering the 2001 WCW Invasion and explore the origins of the man who would become The Phenom in World Championship Wrestling. Our main event features our signature in-depth analysis of Mean Mark's highest profile match in the company - a United States Championship opportunity against "The Total Package" Lex Luger at Great American Bash 1990. But before we get there we'll also talk about the very beginnings of Mark Calaway's pro wrestling career including his early encounters with Bruiser Brody, his numerous failed nicknames, his days as a young tag team specialist, and an early run in New Japan. We'll also take a look at his entire tenure in WCW including his time in the Skyscrapers tag team, the two managers who would continue to play roles in his career in the WWE, and the one and only time he went one-on-one with Sting! It's a fun detour on our encyclopedic exploration as we look for early signs of The Dead Man aura, see the evolution of some of his signature moves, and ponder what might have been had Mean Mark never became The Undertaker. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
January 11, 2019
Well big whoopity doo! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a no holds barred battle between The Deadman and Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Championship at Judgment Day 2001. It's a match we've already seen numerous times - but his time it's personal! We'll break down "Bring Your Wife To Work" month in the WWF as Debra, Stephanie, and for the first time Sara get involved in the bitter rivalry between The Brothers Of Destruction and The Two Man Power Trip. Along the way talk about reevaluating our perspective on Austin's heel turn, the reemergence of Taker's nasty habit, a dip spit moment that brought about flashbacks for Travis, Kane's new chain, Austin and Triple H deceiving the police, the greatest promo Jerry Lynn ever cut, Vince McMahon's triumphant return to commentary, and more before we cover a surprisingly entertaining match. Plus hear the moment that that made Travis laugh more than he has in all 74 episodes! Grab a plate of barbecue, download, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
January 4, 2019
We're taking the time traveling motorcycle across the pond yet again on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a rare main event Handicap Match at the U.K. exclusive show Insurrextion 2001 as "Big Daddy Dead Man" takes on Stone Cold and Triple H with the WWF Championship on the line (sort of). Can this one live up to the fun of some of the other U.K. matches we've covered? Or will it fall victim to some shoddy psychology and some hardway color? And while there may be only one week of build-up to this show it's chockfull of great Taker moments including another classic carjacking, the Dead Man's new equalizer, a mystery opponent that made us laugh out loud, a one-eyed rattlesnake, and more new catchphrases. Finally, in addition to our coverage of the match, Travis gives an in-depth review of the "Undertaker: Rise Of The Deadman" graphic novel and we pay our respects to the late, great Mean Gene Okerlund. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy.  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
December 29, 2018
He who has the power has the gold; he who has the gold has the power! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover an historic clash with three titles on the line as Tag Team Champions The Brothers Of Destruction take on WWF Champ Stone Cold Steve Austin and Intercontinental Champ Triple H in the main event of Backlash 2001. It's a jam-packed episode covering a wild month in Taker's career as he squashes Big Show, decimates the Right To Censor, serves some painsicles to Edge & Christian, possesses Kaientai, dishes out some life advice to the locker room, finally shuts up Kevin Kelly, and - unfortunately - walks all over The Hardy Boyz. Of course it's all leading to a huge showdown with The Two Man Power Trip at the PPV - which means we'll also examine the controversial heel turn of Stone Cold and all the desperate attempts to get over this new character. Can these 4 legends overcome some truly bonkers booking to pull out a great match? You'll have to listen to hear our thoughts. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
December 21, 2018
It's Taker's way or the highway as we cover an all-time classic on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the epic WrestleMania 17 (or X7 or XVII or X-Seven) encounter between The Dead Man and Triple H. It's a truly memorable affair at arguably the greatest WWF show ever. It's got an incredible build-up as well that's full of intense promos and blood-soaked angles. Of course we still manage to find plenty of silliness and ridiculous stuff to laugh at as we cover Undertaker's abundance of dad jokes, Mike Chioda's incredible napping skills, Stephanie McMahon-equin, sledgehammer silliness, JR's word of the day, the debut of Paul Heyman, Motorhead rocking our faces off, the disappearance of Hak-Ishi and maybe the most disturbing "Bro"ment of the Week yet! Plus Travis and Alex share their memories of the purchase of WCW as we discuss the "closing time" of an era. Download, enjoy, grab a cookie, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
December 14, 2018
GET THE TABLES! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a crazy Tag Team Tables from No Way Out 2001. Yes - you read that right - Undertaker and Kane team up to face Edge and Christian and The Dudley Boyz in a triple threat battle for the tag team titles. But that’s not the only story here as the Brothers Of Destruction also have a few intense battles with the "Island Boys" Rikishi and Haku. It sure looked like their feud was set to go longer - was there supposed to be something more to it? We’ll try to uncover it as we explore their wild tag team First Blood match. Plus we’ve got another edition of Talking Trousers as we look at both Taker and Kane’s odd choices of attire for the PPV and wonder if we should really just #BlameSara. All that plus another Russo “Bro”ment of the week featuring some "continudity" with Travis's favorite faction, XFL memories, Smackdown Xtreme, and we find out what really turns on The Dead Man on this week’s Talking Taker! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
December 7, 2018
2001 - The Undertaker Odyssey begins! Cue up the WWE Network and watch along with us as we provide a running commentary for the 2001 Royal Rumble match on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they relive one of the best Rumble matches ever. Undertaker and Kane appear to be reunited which could spell doom for the other 28 competitors in this star-studded match. We'll give you the time cue so you can watch the match live with us. But you'll still have fun with us even if you just listen as we riff through Drew Carey's Hall Of Fame-worthy appearance, Kane's record-setting performance, the most black jeans you'll ever see in one match, Stone Cold's epic blade job, the surprising return of Haku, the Hall Of Fame credentials of each man in the match, and so much more as the match flies by. Plus before the watch-along we'll talk about Undertaker's Tag Team Title win with The Rock, an "impotent" match with Raven and another Russo "Bro"ment of the week. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
November 30, 2018
The Undertaker makes Rikishi famous! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a wild and crazy 6 Man Hell In A Cell at Armageddon 2000. The Dead Man tries to wrestle the WWF Championship away from Kurt Angle but he's also gotta deal with The Rock, Stone Cold, Triple H, and The Big Brown Machine. It's a match with a classic spot and it forces us to bust out the patented Talking Taker Blood Tracker. But it never really comes together, and we try to analyze why. Before we get there we're also talking about the long-awaited arrival of Limp Bizkit, some memorable promos leading up to the match including a classic from The Rock, the writing team change behind the scenes that shook things up going forward, Taker debuting yet another new catchphrase and nickname, Vince McMahon's Alabama hayride, "Dirty" Dean Malenko's torrid tryst, and so much more. Plus Travis shares his story from attending one last Nitro and Thunder taping from around this time and why Alex couldn't make it to the show. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
November 22, 2018
It might be a Decade Of Destruction but we're ditching Talking Taker this week for an episode of Talking Trousers! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover The Dead Man’s 10th Anniversary in the WWF at Survivor Series 2000 with a WWF Championship Match against Kurt Angle. But really we’re here to talk about Taker’s incredible and ridiculous white snakeskin pants he wore for this one night and one night only. Where did they come from? Did he borrow them from The Godfather? Did Sara sew them up as a gift? Or did The Undertaker go full “Chris Gaines” on us? We’ll try to get to the bottom of it. Plus the craziness keeps on coming as The Undertaker has some awkward interactions with William Regal and The Right To Censor, Kurt Angle pulls an old-fashioned switcheroo, we hear another new catchphrase, Travis goes on a rant about the WWF’s selective memory, and so much more as we tell the story of this underrated match. So put on your tight pants, download, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
November 16, 2018
The Undertaker takes on all comers on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a Fatal 4 Way encounter with The Rock, Kane, and Chris Benoit at Unforgiven 2000. Can this match live up to the high expectations set by the other 4 Way battles we've covered so far? We'll break it down in-depth. Along the way we'll also talk about the debuts of Old School and Taker's Yard, The Rock's incredible promos, Kane speaking up on commentary, Undertaker spitting tobacco while the WWF tells us it's whacko, why genital warts don't rule, the elevation of Edge & Christian and The Dudleyz, The Phenom's taste in fashion, and much more. Plus the Russo "Bro"ment of the week gives us the long-awaited debut of NAKED MIDEON *shudders*. Download, enjoy and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
November 9, 2018
It's The Undertaker vs. The Big Sh...err...Kane that is on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover yet another battle between the Brothers Of Destruction at SummerSlam 2000. It's a bit of a belated build to this one as original plans called for The Big Show to be involved. So what really happened to cause plans to change midcourse? We'll get to the bottom of it! We'll also discuss the short-lived "Shane Event Mafia" faction, the commentary team's selective memory, cinder block beatdowns, Undertaker's lack of motorcycle security, The Godfather's "ladies", billion dollar butt plugs, the Right To Censor, thong stinkfaces, seeing Kane's face for the first time, why this match got overshadowed at the PPV, and try to figure out if this is even actually a real match. Plus Alex and Travis share some classic memories of video games and action figures from this time in their lives as they headed to high school back in the day! Download, enjoy and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
November 2, 2018
It's true, it's true! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover Big Evil's first ever encounter with Kurt Angle at Fully Loaded 2000. It's a definite change of pace from the darkness of 1999 as we enter a new comedic era in pro wrestling. We're covering some incredibly hilarious interactions between Angle and Taker - and it's all about a little spilt milk. Along the way we'll also talk about the new Commissioner of the WWF, Edge and Christian on the wrong side of the Brothers Of Destruction, Mideon's new role backstage, Kurt Angle on a scooter, a ridiculously oversized wrench, a genetic jackhammer, the debut of The Last Ride, another Vince Russo "Bro"ment Of The Week, Kane being pulled to the dark side of chewing tobacco, and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
October 26, 2018
Are you scared? He's here! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they finally reach the Biker Taker era! We'll discuss this momentous shift as The Dead Man becomes The American Badass - how it came to be, rumors of a jump to WCW, and how it may have been leading to this transition all along. Of course we'll talk about the incredible return at Judgment Day 2000 before recapping the build to Taker's first PPV match in 9 months at King Of The Ring 2000 as he teams up with The Rock and Kane to face Triple H, Shane "Simba" McMahon, and Vince "Joe Cool" McMahon in a bizarre 6 Man Tag for the WWF Championship. Along the way we'll cover the inexcusable music edits on the WWE Network, the Mandela Effect of the missing Judgment Day promos, how this match is really all about Vince and Linda, the strange involvement of Bull Buchanan, more misuse of "Calvary", and much more. Plus we'll reveal the fan vote for Taker's Top Ten Matches of the 90s! So grab a fat dip, download, and Taker Easy!  Join our Creature Community by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up our brand new I'm A Biker Taker Guy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
October 19, 2018
After 62 episodes the time has come to bury The Dead Man on this week's Talking Taker. Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match on this special bonus show as they lay the Lord Of Darkness down for a dirt nap and break down his final 1999 appearances before aprubtly "quitting" the WWF and disappearing for 8 months. And since there's no PPV match to cover, we decide to celebrate this incredible 9 year run by digging up another Coliseum Video classic and revisiting Taker's early days before we let him rest in peace. We've got rare matches against Adam Bomb, Bam Bam Bigelow, Yokozuna and Crush along with some hilarious color commentary to discuss. It's also a ridiculously overstuffed episode covering a Tag Team Buried Alive match, Taker being responsible for one of the most memorable team-ups of all time, a new Ministry rising up, more drama with Kane, Alex nearly buying a piece of Mideon's history, the early evolution of the Biker character, Punk Cards, how to look "im-po-tent", and some loose end topics we never got to cover. Plus stay tuned to the final 25 minutes as Alex and Travis unveil their own personal Top Ten Undertaker matches we've covered so far. Their lists are suprisingly different and sure to cause some controversy for the Creatures Of The Night, so be sure to download, debate, and Taker Easy!  We want to hear from you! Vote for your Top Ten Taker matches from this era by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
October 12, 2018
An Unholy Union is formed on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the short-lived but incredibly fun team-up of Taker and Big Show as they compete for the Tag Team Titles against X-Pac and Kane at SummerSlam 1999. This one is a welcome change of pace from the slog of the Ministry storyline and we have a blast with our favorite Dead Man acting like himself again. Along the way we'll cover more the real-life heat between Show and Taker, the debut of Chris Jericho and his interaction with the Lord Of Darkness, the true definition of X-Pac heat in 1999, the Big Shot Hardcore Holly running his mouth, The Acolytes and their messed up movie references, more classic King commentary, Travis calling in the cavalry on Michael Cole, Taker taking on Chyna, and more. All that plus the story of Undertaker and Big Show's wild ride through the desert - you don't want to miss that one! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
October 5, 2018
There's more blood than the Red Cross knows what to do with on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the End Of An Era match between Taker and Stone Cold Steve Austin at Fully Loaded 1999 where Vince McMahon's career is on the line if the Lord Of Darkness loses. If you thought the plotholes in last week's show were bad, just wait til we tear this one apart! And that's not all - besides dealing with Stone Cold our favorite Dead Man faces drama in the Corporate Ministry with Vince and Triple H AND his rivalry with The Big Show continues AND Kane and X-Pac stick their noses into Taker's business. Don't worry - we'll break down the Russo-riffic storylines for you. Plus we check in on the state of the business in WCW and cover the highest rated in match cable history and the Undertaker's role in it. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
September 28, 2018
The Greater Power is revealed! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the Lord Of Darkness defending the WWF Championship against a young up-and-comer named The Rock. Whatever happened to that guy? But more importantly we're covering one of the most memorable moments in Raw history as the Ministry of Darkness's Higher Power is revealed - and you can bet we're going to drive our time-traveling hearse through all of the plotholes and insanity of it. Plus Stone Cold becomes the CEO, the Ministry begins to crumble under Taker and Triple H's tensions, The Big Show tries to chokeslam the Dead Man straight to hell, The Rock busts out a symbol of his own, and so much more on an absolutely insane and jam-packed edition of Talking Taker. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
September 21, 2018
The most tragic night in WWF history overshadows our next matchup on this week's Talking Taker. Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover Undertaker vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Championship at Over The Edge 1999. Of course we can't talk about the match or the show without covering the horrible accidental death of Owen hart. Alex and Travis both have vivid memories of that fateful night and share their experiences of finding out the news, their discussions the next day, and debate on whether the show really should have gone on. It's not all grim though - we do our best to cover this oft-forgotten match and it's important place in Taker's legacy. Plus we have some fun with a crazy casket match between Taker and Rock, Triple H's terrible fashion choices, another incredible debut we can credit to Undertaker, Stone Cold giving the Lord Of Darkness a taste of his own symbolism, Shane McMahon's chronic bursitis, the epic rematch of Vince McMahon and Mideon, and an update on the whereabouts of Lucas! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
September 14, 2018
You are formally invited to witness the unholy union of The Undertaker and Stephanie McMahon on an all new Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they head across the pond yet again for the U.K. exclusive No Mercy show from May 1999 and a triple threat WWF Title Match between Taker, Triple H and Stone Cold. But the real story here is the continued power grab by The Lord Of Darkness and his Ministry as he attempts to force Stephanie into a Black Wedding. Plus we're discussing the very first episode of Smackdown, an historic merger between The Ministry and The Corporation, two of the best episodes of Raw ever, the debut of Linda McMahon, the rise of Triple H, Paul Bearer's first ever match, the formation of the Union of People You Oughta Respect Son, and so much more. Don't sleep on this one just because you don't remember this match folks - hop in our time-traveling hearse, download, enjoy and Taker Easy!  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
September 7, 2018
It's a very special #MeToo edition of Talking Taker as The Dead Man sets his sights on nearly every woman on the WWF roster - and it's just as creepy as it sounds! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as the cover the Backlash 1999 battle against Ken Shamrock. We nearly reach our breaking point with the show as a new "shoot" revelation from Vince McMahon threatens to completely change the course of The Phenom's character. It's also the height of the Attitude Era and Vince Russo's "Crash TV" mentality and we do our best to analyze the many different threads involving the Lord Of Darkness including his pursuits of Stephanie McMahon and Ryan Shamrock, the Brood's split from The Ministry, the seeds being planted for the Corporate Ministry, and even a budding rivalry with The Big Show. Plus we discuss Taker's flip phone, a slip-up about Taker's "cross", and the whereabouts of DotCom reporter Lucas. And it all leads to three infamous words: "Where to, Stephanie?" Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
August 30, 2018
The Undertaker puts The Big Bossman, Vince McMahon, and everyone watching through Hell on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as we cover the Lord Of Darkness's Hell In A Cell battle with the law and order of the WWF. But before we get there we recap the past 3 months of the Phenom's evolution into the leader of the Ministry Of Darkness and his new mission to bring the McMahon family and the World Wrestling Federation to their knees. We're breaking down the sacrifice of Mideon, the transformation of Viscera, Bossman being symbolized, Dungeon Of Doom comparisons, an Inferno Match on free tv, flaming teddy bears, Paul Bearer's speeddial, Vince's recipe for french fries, horrible Terry Taylor commentary, even worse Michael Cole commentary, Public Enemy's arrival, Public Enemy's exit, home invasions, rage parties, and so much more on our biggest episode yet. You'll find out why this is the match that nearly made us throw in the towel, plus you're hear what made Travis lose his head laughing like never before, so download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
August 24, 2018
We're digging through all the SYMBOLISM of Undertaker and Stone Cold's elevated feud on an all new Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as we close out 1998 and hit Rock Bottom - literally and figuratively. It's another Buried Alive match as the Rattlesnake and the Phenom try to lay each other down for a dirtnap. But the more pressing talking point we're covering is the infamous Undertaker symbol incident where Steve Austin is forced to make a Jesus Christ Pose. Was this morally offensive or just downright dumb? We share our thoughts plus we'll cover the Dead Man's new promo style, Travis's personal connection with Taker's symbol, the true "Beatles" of the Attitude Era, heinous cologne commercials, Michael Cole's abominable commentary, burial wreathes as weapons, inaccurate gravesite measurements, incompetent backhoe drivers and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
August 17, 2018
The Undertaker goes off the rails as we head across the pond for another very British edition of Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover a hidden gem of the Attitude Era featuring The Phenom against Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kane, and Mankind in a ridiculously fun forgotten Fatal 4-Way. There's all sorts of shenanigans including The Stooges as biased officials, Evil Vince on commentary, Earl Hebner going nuts, and sports and film star Vinnie Jones of all people getting involved! But before we get to the match we're covering all sorts of insanity including The Undertaker's new favorite gardening tool, a hospital abduction, an embalming room incident, a walk-in freezer mishap, disorganized orderlies, bodybag confusion, Paul Bearer's award-worthy acting, TV Guide covers, Celebrity Deathmatch memories, and so much more on our biggest episode ever. Download, Taker Easy, and Let's Get It On!    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
August 10, 2018
It's a Deadly Game double shot! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White as they celebrate one year on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match by covering both of the Phenom's matches in the WWF Championship tournament at Survivor Series 98 against Kane and The Rock. The Deadly Game tournament is widely considered to be the best single night of storytelling in WWF history and we're breaking down The Undertaker's major role in it including his first ever PPV match with The People's Champ. Plus we'll cover all the buildup including the seeds planted for the Ministry Of Darkness, the worst Casket Match ever, The Godfather's offer for The Dead Man, flaming cages, Brood bonfires, awkward interactions with X-Pac and A Real Man's Man, misplaced fireballs, and just generally try to keep a handle on how many attempted murders you can squeeze into one night of wrestling. Download, grab a Crunch to munch, and Taker Easy!   Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
August 3, 2018
It's time to play judge, jury and executioner (no, not that Executioner) on an all new Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover the main event of Judgment Day 1998 featuring The Phenom battling his brother Kane yet again. This time though its for the vacant WWF Championship - plus Stone Cold Steve Austin is the special guest referee. Surely they'll be no controversy this time around, right?! We'll break down the match plus tell the story of how we got here including the Zamboni incident, the Demonic Duo destroying Vince's ankle, how The Undertaker is responsible for one of the Attitude Era's biggest stars, a major win for The Rock, the return of The Big Boss Man, Stone Cold's cement truck, Kane's casual wear, JR's terrible memory, Paul Bearer's epic trip to catering, and so much more. Download, grab an extra brownie or two, and Taker Easy!    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
July 27, 2018
We're going triple wide and triple deep as we break down Breakdown: In Your House on episode 50 of Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they tell the story of Undertaker's first ever triple threat match facing off against Kane and Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Championship. Of course it's a bit different than a typical triple threat as due to Mr. McMahon's stipulation Undertaker can't pin Kane and Kane can't pin Undertaker - but doesn't this actually benefit Stone Cold? We discuss the flawed logic of the match and the unsatisfying psychology on display as we review the match. Plus we recap another fun month of build up including Mr. McMahon's brutal language, The Brothers of Destruction's first ever tag team match and their pitiful opponents, Regis and Kathie Lee, sledgehammer wars with Mankind, the M.I.A. Paul Bearer, Stone Cold's surprising new tag team partner, the Undertaker's new fashion accessory, and the continued evolution of The Dead Man as he slowly loses his concsience to pursue his new business interests. Plus Travis shares his special connection with this PPV and we reveal the exclusive answer Vince Russo gave us to one of our most looming questions from the past! Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
July 19, 2018
Gas up the hearse and pack up the coffins - we're headed on a road trip down the Highway To Hell on this week's Talking Taker! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they hit the main event of SummerSlam 1998 featuring The Dead Man challenging Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Championship. An unfortunate concussion nearly derailed the match minutes into it, and we discuss The Undertaker's incredible ability to adapt and carry the match. But before we get there we're breaking down the continued conspiracy theories between Taker and Kane, the premiere of Heat, the Coors Light Incident, Taker and Austin's shortlived Tag Title reign, Mankind's ominous promo, an Ultimate Warrior theory, Kane's first blood, more Dollar Store Druids, a truly Double Deep Casket, another wild Hell In A Cell on Raw, the incredibly disappointing music edits on the WWE Network and so much more. Download, Taker Easy, and enjoy the ride!  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
July 13, 2018
TAG - you're it! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they cover Undertaker's first attempt at the Tag Team Titles alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin against the champs Kane and Mankind in the aptly titled Fully Loaded 1998 main event. Along the way we'll break down Kane's shortlived title reign, the looming allegations of collusion against the Brothers Of Destruction, a case of stolen identity, early glimpses of Triple H's future, weird HBK commentary, the lingering effects of Hell In A Cell, where Vince McMahon buys his suits, which Stooge takes the best chokeslam, the Brooklyn Brawler's surprise appearance, and the REAL main event of Fully Loaded. Plus we talk about about the state of the WWF/WCW War in July 1998 and Travis shares his experience of watching Goldberg win the WCW Title live inside the Georgia Dome. Download, enjoy and Taker Easy!  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
July 6, 2018
Good God Almighty - it's The Undertaker and Mankind Hell In A Cell! Cue up your WWE Network and join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they provide a live Watch Along commentary for one of the most famous matches in pro wrestling history. Before that the Creatures Of The Night provide their signature synopsis of everything building up to this iconic battle and discuss Paul Bearer's paternal revelation, Jerry Lawler's locker room talk, Kane's casual wear, DNA testing, The Dead Man's important role at Over The Edge 98, Taker's famous "shoot" promo on Raw, Stone Cold conspiracies, home invasions, Mankind's poetry, Kane's first words, and so much more. Download, enjoy, and Taker Easy!  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode of Talking Taker!
June 29, 2018
Burning down the house! Join wrestling superfans Alex Doriot and Travis White on their journey through every Undertaker PPV match as they discuss the first ever Inferno Match from the April 1998 Unforgiven event. As if a ring of fire wasn't crazy enough, we're also talking about the insane grave-robbing angle from the go-home Raw where Kane chokeslams The Undertaker into their dead parents' caskets. (Yes - really.) Was this "so bad it's good" or just flat out bad? Plus we're talking Paul Bearer's vivid dreams, Party City Halloween displays, Mayhem In Manchester, blood-curdling screams, the lack of pizza in hell, one-eyed monsters, the actual locaiton of the graveyard, Sawyer Brown, Randy Travis, and much more. Download, enjoy and Taker Easy out there as you keep digging up bones! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Pick up a Taker Easy shirt on TeePublic and support the show! Get your message heard by the Creatures Of The Night - sponsor an episode on AdvertiseCast!
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