February 11, 2015... a day that will long be remembered, as the birth of Demon Bálor! WWE Network proudly showcased the future of the WWE with NXT Takeover: Rival. What awaited the NXT Women's Champion Charlotte, as she took on "The Boss" Sasha Banks, Bailey and Becky Lynch. Who became the new #1 Contender for the NXT Championship between "The Man Gravity Forgot" Adrian Neville, and the "Demon" (?) Finn Bálor? And just who came out on top in the NXT Championship grudge match years in the making between Kevin Owens and the NXT Champion Sami Zayn?
Join us as we review the NXT event and discuss the future repercussions of the NXT rookies in the WWE Universe.
The City of Brotherly love has unleashed a Biblical vengeance upon the Roman Empire! Join @syanofflame and @strawhatrican as we discuss the monumental WWE Royal Rumble 2015 pay per view! Who came on top in the Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship between "The Beast Incarnate" Brock Lesnar, The Leader of the Cenation John Cena, and Mr. "Money in the Bank" Seth Rollins?
And more importantly, who won the Royal Rumble match and cemented his role as the challenger for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship during the main event of Wrestlemania at the "Showcase of Immortals."
A long time ago, in a VCR far far away...
The Force Awakens in the latest episode of The Syan And Rican Podcast; join us as we discuss the teaser for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, and what the staggering pre-ordering numbers for Marvel's Star Wars #1 means in the bigger picture of the Disney/Marvel owned property.
We also discuss a disturbance in the Force, as CM Punk's decision to join UFC shocked millions of voices, who screamed in terror, but then were suddenly silenced when they realized the self proclaimed "Best in the World" of pro-wrestling now has a very real chance of getting to either put up or shut up in the UFC, and enjoy his restored freedom from the WWE Universe....
The wrestling world has been shaken to its core! WWE's NXT Takeover R Evolution and Tables, Ladders, And Chairs... and Stairs have come and gone. Join us as we review both events, from highs to lows, to Main Event spectacles and a new match gimmick that we hopefully will never, eeeeeever, see again! Did Sami Zayn finally reach his goal to become the NXT World Champion? And did Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt deliver on their TLC main event? Come find out!
The Death of our Childhood has come! With the news that the much cherished "Saturday Morning Cartoons" have effectively have died off on TV @syanofflame and @strawhatrican look back and ponder on the most popular and memorable Saturday Morning Cartoons: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the 90's Fox Kids' Marvel's X-Men, The Transformers, the Nicktoons block, and special mention of The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers!
Travel back in time as we reminisce about these, and Rican's love for Mazinger Zetta and all things "Super Sentai!"
WWE Survivor Series 2014 has ended, and this year's edition had some epic encounters and an ending that had to be seen to be believed. From start of the night, to the very controversial end, (that saw one Dolph Ziggler reach new heights in the upper echelons of WWE) join @syanofflame and @strawhatrican as we go through the card, and expand on what the ending of the Big Four's event; and what it could potentially mean for the future of the WWE.
There and back again! Hell in a Cell 2014 has come and gone! But what are Syan and Rican's thoughts about the events that transpired at the annual WWE event? Did we miss our predictions, or were we spot on? And did we like the overall product on that fateful night when Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins headlined their first WWE PPV. Come listen and find out!
We're back! The Echo™ has been defeated and the sound quality of the podcast has improved! This week we discuss Survivor Series 1988 for the Old School Match of the Week. We also cover the state of current video game systems including: mobile gaming on iOS and Android, handheld gaming via PSP/PS Vita/3DS, the current "Next Gen" systems PS4/Xbox One/Wii U, the PC gaming scene and the rise of the MOBA genre.
We also discuss Sunday's upcoming WWE Hell in a Cell PPV with a quick predictions roundup!
Join us as we discuss the Comic Book into TV series phenomenon! We talk about CW's fantastic Flash Premiere and Arrow's rise to #TheBestShowOnTV status, FOX's Batman-centric Gotham, AMC's The Walking Dead and ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. We also look into future shows such as NBC's Constantine, AMC's Preacher and Netflix's Marvel lineup of: Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and the newly adquired Daredevil franchise!
Every trilogy, has an ending... but thankfully that's not the case for the third episode of The Syan & Rican Podcast! This week we look at some shonen manga/anime that are currently popular, the likes of: Naruto, Bleach, Toriko, Hajime no Ippo, One Punch Man, Space Dandy and One Piece. We also look at shows on hiatus like: Berserk, and Attack on Titan!