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The Monkey-Flip Podcast

The Monkey-Flip Podcast

By Grizz, Hank Calhoun, and Hammer

A show about the good, the bad, and the ugly of current professional wrestling.
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When Fans Attack
When Fans Attack
Season 3 Episode 3 - When Fans Attack!: Straight from the editing room comes a new episode of the podcast.  In this episode the gang takes a look at a viral video of a fight between a wrestler and a fan. They also discuss their experiences with fans in the past and share some thoughts on WrestleMania Backlash. Warning: This episode may feel a little chaotic because of the editing that needed to be done to cut out 23 minutes of content due to what we feel is an unwarranted copyright claim.
28:36
May 17, 2022
The Great Cage Match Debate
The Great Cage Match Debate
Season 3 Episode 2 - The Great Cage Match Debate: The gang discuss injuries, other entertainment platforms and stars crossing over into wrestling, and have a lively debate on the history and purpose of cage matches.
52:04
April 26, 2022
A Rose By Any Other Name...
A Rose By Any Other Name...
In the season 3 premiere episode the illness shortened gang talk about WrestleMania 38, and give their opinion on who is the most overrated and underrated talent on T.V. today.
39:22
April 10, 2022
Personality Transplant - Season 2 Finale
Personality Transplant - Season 2 Finale
In this episode (the season 2 finale) of the podcast the crew talks about the WWE roster cuts, poorly utilized talent in AEW, and how Twitter is kayfabe AF
39:51
November 21, 2021
Crime and No Punishment
Crime and No Punishment
Crime and No Punishment - Do some of the Wrestling story lines go too far and cross over from competition to outright crime? The crew tackle this subject and much more on this episode of The Monkey-Flip Podcast!
37:43
October 18, 2021
Kenny Omega's Classy New Nickname
Kenny Omega's Classy New Nickname
Grizz and Sheila catch up on missed events of the last month by going over Sheila's notes. Topics include Kenny Omega vs Bryan Danielson, How Beth Phoenix would have bounced Seth Rollins, and the WWE Draft as well as other topics in this extra long edition of the show.
01:04:40
October 03, 2021
Worst Show Ever (Take It Home)
Worst Show Ever (Take It Home)
Worst Show Ever (Take It Home)  -  In the aftermath of the One Chip Challenge,  the crew tries to keep it together to get through an actual show.  Will Grizz be able to keep his eyes open?  Will Hammer slowly slink out of the bottom of the frame?  And will Sheila go absolutely mental over male wrestlers who paint their faces not using finishing spray to keep it from smearing?  You'll have to watch to find out!
36:01
September 05, 2021
CM Punk, CM Punk
CM Punk, CM Punk
The crew talk about the return of CM Punk, the 5 labors of Jericho, the "Love her or Lose Her" match, and Championship Contender's matches. All that and more on this episode of the Monkey-Flip Podcast.
38:53
August 22, 2021
The Speedo Squid
The Speedo Squid
In this episode the crew talk about returning players in the WWE, piped in crowd noise, what it means to be buried, and take a deep look into the Uso's legal issues.
36:23
July 25, 2021
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
In this episode the cast talk about the fact that there is not much to talk about.
34:51
July 14, 2021
Keep Sport in "Sports Entertainment"
Keep Sport in "Sports Entertainment"
In this episode the gang touches on WWE releases, Hell In A Cell and gimmick PPVs, and the trend of removing the Sports from "Sports Entertainment".
35:21
June 27, 2021
Cody Rhodes: Super Diva
Cody Rhodes: Super Diva
The crew talk about horrible traffic, which wrestling show is their current favorite, the introduction of Brock Anderson and the Super Diva Cody Rhodes.
53:42
June 14, 2021
Fighting Jey Uso
Fighting Jey Uso
In this episode of The Monkey-Flip Podcast we talk about how good it is to be back, how much Jey Uso is too much Jey Uso, the return of the live show, and much more!
55:53
May 30, 2021
2020 Season Finale
2020 Season Finale
In this, the final episode of 2020... Grizz reflects on NXT, the effect of COVID-19 on wrestling and if he is being unfair to the wrestling writers, and the decision to cut the season off short.
27:00
December 13, 2020
Redneck Is in Fact a Culture
Redneck Is in Fact a Culture
After a short hiatus, the show is back and better than ever with new permanent co-host Hank Calhoun! Discussion topics include the crew's excitement about the upcoming NXT WarGames event, speculation on what might happen with the WWE brands when Vince McMahon retires, and finally culture and the finer things in life. All this and more on the return episode of the Monkey-Flip Podcast!
01:41:24
December 06, 2020
It's a Pink Dingy!
It's a Pink Dingy!
In this episode of The Monkey-Flip Podcast, Grizz wishes hammer well in his recovery efforts, guest Dusty Dillinger shares some memories of the EWF in Marion Indiana, and the crew discuss ring psychology. All this and more!
01:25:38
November 15, 2020
Dusty Dillinger
Dusty Dillinger
In this episode Grizz, Hank Calhoun, and Hammer have a chat with phone-in guest, friend and mentor Dusty Dillinger. This episode is a must listen for people in the wrestling business and fans alike.
01:26:54
November 08, 2020
The Bloodbath in Hazard
The Bloodbath in Hazard
In this XL, spooky Halloween edition of the Monkey-Flip Podcast: Friend of the show Eric Hollingsworth fills in as co-host while Hammer recovers from hig attempt to go full Dawkins, they discuss 3 excellent matches for the week, and Grizz tells the gory tale of the Bloodbath in Hazard KY.
02:05:01
November 01, 2020
KOs and Ribs
KOs and Ribs
In this week's show, Grizz gives a sincere apology for his role in a wrestling travesty, the crew talks getting knocked out in the ring, road stories and ribs with special guest Hank Calhoun. All this and more in episode 12!
01:29:15
October 25, 2020
If You Love Something, Beat It with a Chair
If You Love Something, Beat It with a Chair
The week the crew talk about the Roman Reigns and Jey Uso angle from Smackdown, Alexa and the Fiend, discuss an actual question from an actual fan, and add a new segment to the show where they pick which show was the best this week. All of this and more on episode 11 of The Monkey-Flip Podcast!
01:26:59
October 18, 2020
Hold My Belt for Me, Will Ya?
Hold My Belt for Me, Will Ya?
Episode topics include: How Raw actually made Grizz care about RETRIBUTION, New Day and the Draft, the Friday Night Messiah, and the lack of security. All this and more on the 10th episode of The Monkey-Flip Podcast!
01:07:04
October 11, 2020
Happy Birthday, I Got You this Ass Whoopin'.
Happy Birthday, I Got You this Ass Whoopin'.
In this episode Grizz tries to put pressure on Hammer by springing on him that he will handle the bulk of the show but Sheila bails him out. Topics include the fan effect on sports, the F-Word of professional wrestling (fake), and dumpster diving for the Intercontinental Championship. Plus, Grizz shares a story of two great friends trying to cheer him out of a major depression episode in the strangest way possible. All this and more!
01:14:57
October 04, 2020
Pin Him! That's the Whole Point!
Pin Him! That's the Whole Point!
The crew talk about RETRIBUTION getting a WWE contract, the return of Cody on AEW, and what to do when you are in that pesky situation where you have beaten your opponent so much that they can't stand up anymore. Plus Grizz tells a quick sleepy-time road story. All this and more on episode #8 of The Monkey-Flip Podcast.
01:15:16
September 27, 2020
The Tycho Toy Company
The Tycho Toy Company
On this episode of the Monkey-Flip Podcast the crew welcome a special guest, ex pro wrestler and current author Eric Hollingsworth. Topics include Eric's take on current wrestling, how he would book RETRIBUTION and Raw Underground, and a past story from the EWF arena that is INSANE! You can find Eric's books on Amazon at http://amazon.com/author/erichollingsworth
01:29:49
September 20, 2020
A 25 lb Betamax VCR to the Skull
A 25 lb Betamax VCR to the Skull
In this X-Large episode the cast talks about Matt Hardy, Grizz getting knocked out by a 25 lb Betamax VCR, Smackdown's amazing turn around in the quality of it's programming, and more. This episode also contains bonus content in the form of a hilarious musical challenge between Hammer and Grizz. Bonus content starts a 2:02:20
02:45:30
September 13, 2020
Less Springer More Lawler
Less Springer More Lawler
Grizz, Hammer, Sheila talk about gimmick matches, comedy in pro wrestling... and 80's pop star Tiffany? All that and more on episode #5 of The Monkey-Flip Podcast.
01:07:15
August 30, 2020
We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
In this episode, the guys talk about the new Thunderdome set for Smackdown, if it actually made an impact, and give predictions on Adam Cole vs Pat McAfee. All this and more!
01:16:24
August 23, 2020
Hammer's COVID-19 Self Exam
Hammer's COVID-19 Self Exam
In this episode the Monkey-Flip crew talk about how they really didn't like the last show and have decided to once again go in without preparation. They talk about if wins and losses can truly matter in pro wrestling, take a look back at some of the times and people from EWF wrestling in Marion, and Hammer shares his COVID-19 self examination strategy. All this an more!
01:17:04
August 16, 2020
The Night the Lights Went Out in Orlando
The Night the Lights Went Out in Orlando
The guys mostly talk about the 8/3/2020 episode of Monday Night Raw. Hammer shares his excitement for Pat McAfee vs Adam Cole and a story about his neck injury. Grizz shares his plan to thwart RETRIBUTION. And of course the guys talk about Raw Underground.
01:02:26
August 09, 2020
The Suspension of the Suspension of Belief
The Suspension of the Suspension of Belief
In this (the first ever!) episode of the Monkey-Flip Podcast we talk about: Current wrestling story-lines and how they do not connect to wrestling as a sporting event; If reinstating managers would improve current wrestling; Tag-team rules and the lack thereof; Stupid gimmick matches and the movies; Do wins and losses truly matter?; To use rules or not to use rules: that is the question and it has an answer; Dangerous moves that mean absolutely nothing; and Brian Cage...
01:11:09
August 02, 2020