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Jan 28

Holds to Astonish – Mike Quackenbush

Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2017 by Al in Podcast, Wrestling

As mentioned on our last episode, Paul and I sat down this week to talk with Mike Quackenbush, the creative mind behind the heavily comic book influenced independent wrestling promotion Chikara Pro. We had a great discussion, taking in the upcoming National Pro Wrestling Day; the shifts Mike’s seen in Chikara over the past few years both in terms of the wrestlers they’ve trained and the business and distribution models independent promotions have adopted; the crossover between wrestling and comic books; the 2015 and 2016 Chikara UK tours; their 2013/2014 shutdown angle and accompanying ARG; the ins and outs of IDW’s Revolution¬†and much more besides.

The episode is here, or here on Mixcloud, or you can stream it through the embedded player below. Let us know what you think, in the comments, on Twitter, via email or on our Facebook fan page. We’ll be back with a regular episode of House to Astonish next week (probably), so keep an eye out for that. And remember, a dog is for life, not just for Christmas, and one of our t-shirts is for a good couple of years at least.

 

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  1. odessasteps says:

    Whenever i used to interact with Quack, he was always a good guy. (Admittedly, i was an advertiser for some of that time.)

    I wish they had kept doing the comic (07-08 era). And i loved the first chikara video game.

  2. Paul C says:

    That was an excellent listen, really enjoyed it thanks. Was impressed to hear how quick the number of students at their Wrestle Factory has grown in just 2 years.

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