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Episode 39: Kayfabe is Dead with Lynx Kinetic
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May 03, 2017 11:58 PM PDT
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Mega Ran's guest this week is Lynx Kinetic, 1/2 of the Mat Mania duo. Lynx gives his thoughts on Payback, including the House Of Horrors match and its fallout, as well as a controversial photo leak that leads us to the question: Is Kayfabe really dead? We also take a walk through Lynx's musical history and play new and classic tracks.

Catch Lynx at PHX Wrestling's event at The Nile Theater May 6, and catch Mega Ran's UK tour:

May 10 Manchester @ The Castle
May 11 London @ Surya (w/Professor Elemental)
May 12 Brighton @ Yellow Book Bar (w/Professor Elemental) -
May 13 Leicester @ Soundhouse
May 14 Cambridge @ Museum of Computing History
May 16 Preston @ Ships and Giggles
May 18 Glasgow @ Nice N Sleazy
May 19 - Nottingham @ National Videogame Museum
May 20 - London @ Four Quarters Bar
May 21 - Newcastle @ Kommunity ncl (w/BType)
May 22 - Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club (w/Wheatus)

tickets at megaran.com/shows

Episode 36: Royal Roulette with R8ed R
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January 20, 2017 02:03 PM PST
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Russell “R8ed R” Tyson is a rapper, wrestling journalist and most importantly, a fan for life. He and Ran talk about Raw and Smackdown’s latest storylines, and offer some hot takes on his favorite wrestler (shouldn’t be a surprise), the Royal Rumble, WrestleKingdom, Kenny Omega, new music, and much more.

JUST ANNOUNCED! Mega Ran will be in San Antonio for PAX South and Royal Rumble related activities.

1/27 at PAX South in the Jamspace 6:30 PM
1/28 at The Korova, with MURS, 7PM.

Episode 35: MURS
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January 04, 2017 06:32 PM PST
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Underground rap legend MURS joins the Mania for a chat about the year 2016 in wrestling, what they want to see at the Royal Rumble, if we want Hulk Hogan back, and much more! also, Ran plays his new track "Year In Gaming 2016" as well as MURS' surprise fantasy entrance music. Happy New Year Maniacs!

Episode 34: RoadBlock Excellence w/Randy Cruz
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December 17, 2016 11:22 AM PST
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Mr. Randy Cruz is back to guest on this week's Mat Mania, which is all about the upcoming Roadblock: End Of The Line PPV. We also discuss the #BlackExcellence Tweet that got the internet in a frenzy, and on the 29th Birthday of Mega Man, Ran tells the story about how his Mega Man fandom began.

Song Selections by Mega Ran & DJ DN3 and RUN-DMC.

Get in touch with Randy Cruz at @IamRandyRuz on twitter and peep his Cruz Control Podcast on SoundCloud and iTunes!

Episode 33: Survivor Shock w/Ellis Mbeh
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November 19, 2016 11:34 AM PST
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Ellis broke the internet with his reaction to the Undertaker's loss at Wrestlemania 30, and he's here on Mat Mania to talk about actually MEETING 'Taker, and give Survivor Series 2016 predictions. Also MC Lars joins Mega Ran for the intro to discuss Trump and Pence, Kanye and Hamilton, and upcoming UK dates which are below.

Get in touch with Ellis on Twitter at @EllisMbeh

MC Lars "The Graduate" 10th Anniversary Tour Dates
with mc chris, Mega Ran and Koo Koo Kanga Roo:

26 NOV @ THE KEY CLUB, LEEDS
27 NOV @ FAC21, MANCHESTER
28 NOV @ THE BODEGA, NOTTINGHAM
29 NOV @ THE KLA, BRISTOL
30 NOV @ SURYA, LONDON
1 DEC @ RAINBOW CELLAR,BIRMINGHAM
2 DEC @ NICE N SLEAZY, GLASGOW
3 DEC @ JOINERS, SOUTHAMPTON
4 DEC @ COBBLESTONES, BRIDGEWATER
5 DEC @ SOUNDHOUSE, LEICESTER
6 DEC @ THE SCENE, SWANSEA

tickets at nerdcoretour.com

Episode 32: GoldBrock
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November 12, 2016 11:15 AM PST
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On the 32nd episode of Mat Mania, Ran is live from Kansas City, closing out a huge tour with MC Lars and mc chris. Lars joins the podcast, as well as special guest Rob Aurelius, who attended the Brooklyn show. Rob is a brand ambassador to many WWE stars and a huge fan. we talk Brock vs Goldberg, business etiquette and so much more. hit Rob up at @RobAurelius on all social platforms.
Rob will be assisting WWE vet Brooklyn Brawler with his House of Hardcore debut on 12/16 in Philly.

Remaining shows at NerdcoreTour.com

Episode 31: Mansplaining In A Cell?
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October 24, 2016 10:47 PM PDT
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Today's episode features TWO guests, Ran's tour and van-mate MC Lars, who talks ICP and wrestling terminology while debuting a NEW, never before heard song, and Steve F of TheFansPodcast, who gets us ready for Hell In A Cell's TRIPLE MAIN EVENT and final Raw broadcast before it. Did Mick Foley's emotional promo steal the thunder from the women and worse, come off as sexist?

Remaining tour dates at nerdcoretour.com
10/25 – Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT
10/26 – The Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA
10/27 – Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
10/28 – The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
10/29 – Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH
10/31 – Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
11/1 – Riot Room - Columbus, OH
11/2 – Diamond Pub and Billiards - Louisville, KY
11/3 – The Stache at Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
11/4 – The Irving Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
11/5 – Subterranean - Chicago, IL
11/7 – Gabe’s - Iowa City, IA
11/8 – 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
11/9 – High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
11/10 – Fubar -St. Louis, MO
11/11 – The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
11/12 – The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
11/14 – Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
11/15 – Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
11/18 – Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
11/19 – El Corazon - Seattle, WA
11/20 – WOW Hall - Eugene, OR

Get more MC Lars at @mclars on twitter, and Steve at @TheFanPodcast

Music selections: "Console Wars" by MC Lars and Mega Ran and "Faint" by Linkin Park.

Episode 30: Matt Conn and Clash Of Champions
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September 29, 2016 11:19 AM PDT
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Mega sits down with Matt Conn, CEO of MidBoss, creators of the Gaymer X Convention and producer of Read Only Memories, a new cyberpunk adventure game. Ran and Matt talk Clash of Champions 2016, and grade each match, talk about why we feel new times are coming for The New Day, and learn about the Deluxe version of "Read Only Memories," coming soon!

Music selection: "Cruisin USA" (T.J. Perkins) by Mega Ran feat. KadeshFlow and 1UP.

Contact Matt and Midboss on twitter at @MattConn

Episode 29: Roknowledge
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September 21, 2016 12:51 PM PDT
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Ran and special guest Roknowledge chat about EVERYTHING, from Smackdown and Raw’s indie champs, CM Punk’s early exit, the possible return of Hulk Hogan, our thoughts on AJ Styles and Kevin Owens as champs, the anniversary of Steve Austin’s release from WCW, Ryback’s shoot podcast and who we think in the WWE would give Conor McGregor the toughest match…it might surprise you.

Contact Rok at @Roknowledge on Twitter and hear him every Friday on Rhyme and Reason Radio, Friday Nights 12am-2am. KNRJ/101.1 The Beat Phoenix, or Stream at http://azthebeat.com

Music selection by R8ted R and Ghostface Killah

Episode 28: SummerSlam with Caitlynn French
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August 22, 2016 10:41 AM PDT
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Caitlynn is a renowned voice actor as well as pre-school teacher and HUGE wrestling fan. Her and I watched SummerSlam 2016 from Mizucon in Miami, and had some thoughts on that, as well as NXT Takeover, and more. She talks about why she's not a Brock Lesnar fan, what happened to Sasha, Cena's wristband theories, and what her most challenging voice role was.

Get in touch with Caitlynn at @CaitlynnFrenchV on twitter or www.facebook.com/CaitlynnFrenchVO.

Music by BABYMETAL and Wale.

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