Friday, July 22, 2016


Join John Neal, Richard EwellJonathan Williams, and Bryan Silverbax as they go to Hollywood and discuss the connections between celebrities and wrestling. From Andy Kaufman to Mr. T to Dennis Rodman. The ESO PRO Crew dig through the history books to uncover some of the oddest additions to wrestling via Hollywood such as a certain WCW Champion and Robocop.

But Wait, There’s more!
We talk with Artist Bryan Silverbax about his awesome art and love of professional wrestling!
Also, John and Richard have a talk about two very popular subjects as of late. Brock Lesnar’s successful win in the octagon and what effects if will have on his future in pro wrestling along with his new Summerslam opponent in The Viper Randy Orton. The second subject is about The Final Deletion involving The Hardy Boys which has lit a fire for the good or the bad in the wrestling industry. Was it for comedy? Was it a dramatic piece? They discuss the entire directors cut on this episode!
And last but certainly not least. The very first edition of the ESO PRO Gameshow, NAME THAT WRESTLER premieres!
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Friday, July 15, 2016

ESO PRO Wrestling Roundtable Episode 30: Pro Wrestling Time Machine: Great American Bash 1988

Join “Surreal” John Neal, “The Whirlpool” Richard Ewell (, “Scary” Jerry Chandler (, “Millions” Jonathan Williams ( as they hop in to the Delorean and go back in time! All the way back to 28 years to July 10, 1988 for The Great American Bash: The Price For Freedom. This card is loaded with managers, hall of famers, and extension ladders!

From Sting and Nikita Koloff to the triple cage match Tower Of Doom. The card features the Four Horseman trying to hold on to all their titles against the likes of Lex Luger, Dusty Rhodes, and the previously mentioned Sting and Nikita Koloff. Also, we watch as the wrestling world wonders if Precious will choose Jimmy Garvin or Kevin Sullivan.
Along with the PPV discussion we have a very special interview from Dragon Con’s Director of Sci Fi Classics Track Joe Crowe who was lucky enough to talk with NWA referee Roy George. He has also worked with other major federations over the past 35 years!
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Power Rangers Issue 2: Reviewed

After a good setup in Issue One of the Power Rangers which was reviewed here on the site, the team of writer Kyle Higgins and artist Hendry Prasetya proves that they are out to create good stories with the original Power Rangers. Now, since this is issue two, expect minor spoilers but nothing that would ruin it for readers and enough for non-readers to enjoy this article. While its still obvious that the focus is the Green Ranger, this issue really started to flesh out the team. We get a good couple of pages with Billy and Trini getting some good development of their characters. We also get Jason and Kimberly interacting in a very real way. As far as Zack goes in this issue, well if you're a fan of his then you might be disappointed.

Friday, July 8, 2016

A visit to the Needless Things Podcast to discuss...

Phantom Troublemaker, Ryan Schweck, R.T. Ewell, and Mr. Beau Brown share memories of the entertainment powerhouse that was Nickelodeon in the 1980s!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Vote Loki & Batman: Reviewed

Batman #1 Review
Released June 15,2016
Art By David Finch & Matt Banning
Story By Tom King

Your Eyes do not deceive you; this is issue number one of Batman. there have been many number ones for the Caped Crusader including the previous month which I could explain but for simplicity reason I will hold off. Rebirth isn't so much of an event in the DC universe but more of an apology/reboot the past several years of things that have been going on. I didn't keep up with any titles in the New 52 including Batman but I've heard some really good things about the old run so I figured I would give this new start a chance.

In the age of the Internet it's hard for me to stay away from spoilers and this was not an exception. Even though I bought and read the book on the day after it came out the end was tad spoiled for me. That did not stop me from wanting to read the story to the end. This story reminds me of the end of an action movie except with this one, it was tough to see how the Dark Knight was or if he was going to get out of this predicament.

The pacing is excellent with some emotional scenes between Alfred and Batman over communication devices. I enjoyed the art which captured the action in the most perfect way with some cool panels. If you haven't read Batman in a while you should be able to keep up with the story lines and characters.

However, somewhat of a possible spoiler, there is someone that I have never heard of who is Robin now but that seems like it will be a good fit going into the future. Apparently, there is a whole book of different Robins.

If you want to start reading a unique Batman book I believe this will be it especially according to the end of this book. I believe Gotham City has some changes coming...

Vote Loki #1
Released June 15, 2016
Art By Langdon Foss
Story By Christopher Hastings

Vote Loki is a book I had no idea about as I walked into the comic book store but just look at that cover. That is a cover that will sell books. Without getting into politics, whoever green lit this book should get a bonus or a promotion or both. With the upcoming election in the U.S. this year, the release of this book is absolutely brilliant starring the perfect trickster to pull this storyline off. That's right, Loki, Thor's brother who in my eyes was boosted to major popularity with The Avenger's movie, is the star of this book.

This book is exactly what you would think it was about with a title like Vote Loki. During election with candidates that nobody is happy with (sound familiar), Loki shows up to try to butter up the voters. In classic trickster fashion, the reader is never exactly sure of his actions. The dialogue the writer gives him is perfect as he interacts with the humans he is or isn't trying to trick. See what I did there.

There is a character that I am not familiar with who seems to be one of the main characters who is just human but has an interesting past with Loki. It's not fully developed in this book but if I am right as to where they going, this is a brilliant move for Loki.

I am glad this book exists. It's a great mini series that will spark up debate whether serious or not so serious. I, for one can't wait to see where they go with this and I am just hoping the covers keep being as amazing as this one.


Friday, July 1, 2016

A New Cover For Fat Trapped

That's right, Fat Trapped has a new cover and the above image is just a tease. Before I reveal the image in its entirety I wanted to talk about the history of the book. It's hard to believe its been almost two years since the book was released in ebook and paperback form. Seems like just yesterday and forever all at the same time. Back in 2012 as I was gearing up to choose a cover I chose an artist to produce a cover. A cover to this day that I still love and think is a fun throwback to an older horror movie which is the vibe I went for.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Crunchy Pants

Laundry. It's something everyone has to do eventually. As a kid I probably took this for granted by changing clothes four times a day unaware how much doing laundry sucks. Sorry Mom and Memaw. Now, having done laundry on my own for quite a while, I have mixed emotions on doing laundry. I used to love it but these days I am just not feeling it. I have an older washer and dryer that came with my house that I have lived in for almost ten years. These appliances are old and don't have some of the fancier features that new ones have. Also, it seems to take my dryer four hours to get my clothes dry sometimes.

Friday, June 24, 2016


ESO PRO goes to the dogs as John “The Eel” Neal and Richard “The Buzzard” Ewell are joined by Joe “The Crow” Crowe and ESO PRO’s roving wrestler interviewer & the award winning‘s Jonathan “ Water Moccasin” Williams. To discuss the sometimes weird and wonderful connection that Pro Wrestling and the animal kingdom have had since it’s inception. From Damian the snake, and Frankie the Cockatoo, to Matilda the Bulldog to Terrible Ted the wrestling bear. And we even speak about The Weasel.

Monday, June 20, 2016


A few years ago I was contemplating going up a T Shirt size. Most of my shirts that were XXL fit just a little too tight make me feel like a bulging sausage and not in a good way. The thought that went through my head was "Maybe I should go to a XXXL." I knew this way of thinking was wrong and it was over the next couple of years I would lose 90 pounds. I joined a gym, fell in love with the group fitness classes, and more importantly did not need to go up another T Shirt size. In fact, I actually dropped almost two sizes being able to wear some large size T Shirts. Well, flash forward about three years and after having a bit of bad luck while also losing focus I have put about forty of the ninety pounds back on. The fact that I worked at an amusement part for two of those years probably didn't help my weight any.

Friday, June 17, 2016


If you didn't know, the Power Rangers are coming back in a big way. Yes, you heard me correctly, that goofy teenager and giant robot fighting show of the 1990's is gearing up for some big things. It's not the Power Rangers has ever really gone away though since they have had more spin offs then Happy Days. Along with a major release movie due out next year is a brand new comic from Boom! Studios that gives us the cast as we remembered them from way back when.

Monday, June 13, 2016


New York is one of those cities that I don't think about as a particular geeky city. That is until I got the chance to spend a few days there. When I got to thinking about it, New York City has been in my pop culture world my entire life. Everything from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Spiderman to Ghostbusters who all used the city almost as a character instead of a setting. It's easy to see why creators pick this city as a backdrop as you walk down its streets. There are all walks of life from tourists, to residents, to people who are down on their luck.

Friday, June 10, 2016

ESO PRO Wrestling Roundtable #28: The Brand Split

Join John “The Host With The Most” Morgan Neal and Richard “Grueling” Ewell as they welcome Jeff “Old Yeller” Yelton from contributor “Scary” Jerry Chandler and last but certainly not least, ESO PRO's roving wrestler interviewer & the award winning www.wrestlingwithpopculture.comJonathan Williams. On this weeks episode, the guys discuss the recent departures that have plagued WWE lately with the releases of some pretty big names and wrestlers that have been with the company for many years. Our excellent interview of the week presented by Jonathan Williams is with ROH trainer “Brutal” Bob Evans. And before our main topic we have a treat presented by Joe Crowe that will surely get you into the summertime spirit. That brings us to the main topic of the recently announced brand split with RAW and Smackdown having unique rosters. And perhaps the more surprising announcement that Smackdown will be going LIVE on Tuesday's in July.
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Alan Young 1919-2016

Forgive me for the lateness of this post as I was away when the news broke. I did not want to skip this as 2016 has brought a number of legends that have passed away. This one affected me more than the rest which may confuse most of you that know my age. Only being thirty eight years old I completely missed Mister Ed by over a decade but luckily discovered it later.