Hulk Hogan's Pastamania, DDT Pro Wrestling, And More | Wrestle Buddies Episode 10
On this week's Wrestle Buddies we go back to the first WCW Nitro and the debut of Hulk Hogan's pasta restaurant, and talk about the weirdest Japanese wrestling ever.
This week on Wrestle Buddies, GameSpot's professional wrestling podcast, Chris E. Hayner and Mat Elfring are finally discussing one of the most important topics in the history of wrestling: pasta. Of course, that's not all we talk about.
First up, Mat and Chris dive deep into DDT Pro, a Japanese comedy wrestling company that captures our imaginations during Wrestlemania weekend in 2019. If you love Legos and bicycles used as weapons, an inflatable doll that's the most popular wrestler on the roster, and matches that end because someone farts loudly, this is the company for you.
Next, it's a pasta celebration, as Chris takes Mat and the listeners to the Mall of America in 1995 to celebrate the opening of Hulk Hogan's Pastamania, which happened on the debut episode of WCW Nitro. Once upon a time, Hulk Hogan opened a quick-service pasta restaurant at the Mall of America. It didn't last long, but it'll live forever in our hearts and on the WWE Network.
Finally, Chris and Mat remember the times they made themselves look like fools in front of professional wrestlers they love. Whether it's Mat's awkward encounter with Becky Lynch or the time Chris might have accidentally insulted John Cena, these stories are incredibly cringe-worthy.
All that plus a new installment of Gangrel Watch and plenty of tangential conversations can be heard on the latest episode.