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The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – A Whole New World

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It’s a whole new world these days. A world that revs up the engines for sports talk. A world that is much more accepting, even amongst the sports community, but also a world with tons of buffoonery for everyone. Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo run through this bizarre world with immense destruction and entertainment at a premium.

Major League Baseball, usually hesitant to change, has announced a new instant replay system. This new policy is stemming from mass controversy over pivotal calls in the playoffs and key games the past few seasons. It will involve managers receiving challenges, hoping to take away all the flack of the umpires. While this sounds wonderful, is there a devil’s advocate side to this coin? How will a replay system in baseball be advanced over the years?

It wouldn’t be NFL training camp if there wasn’t asinine drama. The Washington Redskins franchise is rolling in drama that would be worthy of any soap opera. Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan have a different of opinion on how RGIII’s recovery should be handled. Why is this all being way overblown? Is there a right and wrong? Maybe both coach and player are actually right and acting in the expected manner.

Professional wrestling is even discussed, as WWE star Darren Young is now openly gay. One half of the Prime Time Players tag team has come out to the world. There’s been openly gay professional wrestlers in the past, but this marks the first one to be active during his announcement. Will this be used as part of a future storyline? Any chances this is actually a “work?” Mike explains how this wouldn’t have been possible in previous, more not breaking character obsessed eras.

Despite a whole new world, the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw continue to shock the world, by conquering sports radio, one day, at a time…


The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – A Whole New World

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Promos By Hyphen: The Man Who Should Be King (and his Royal Court)

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I missed most of Raw this week. It was mostly intentional but I turned it on in time to see the aftermath of the Brock Lesnar/CM Punk confrontation. I immediately started texting my friend Erik, asking him to please tell me why my favorite wrestler (person) in the world was bleeding. (more…)

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Originally posted July 17, 2013.

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Promos By Hyphen: Payback Schmayback

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So you’ve watched Payback and Raw and you’re ready to read more about the latest in the WWE? Of course, you look to Promos By Hyphen for all the information you need.

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The Promos By Hyphen 2013 WWE Year End Awards Part 3

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Here there be a finale! Make sure to catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 if you need to.

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The Promos By Hyphen 2013 WWE Year End Awards Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of the First Annual Promos By Hyphen WWE Year End Awards. Make sure to read all the creamy goodness of Part 1.

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The Promos By Hyphen 2013 WWE Year End Awards Part 1

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I’ve wanted to do some type of awards article for the longest time now. Then that turned into doing an awards podcast, but Thomas and I never brought that to fruition (my fault, I was too busy making music). Then the idea got away from me until I realized what just passed: WrestleMania NY/NJ (XXIX!).

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The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – WrestleMania NY/NJ (XXIX!) Preview (Guest: Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley)

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WrestleMania is in the air and the “grandest stage of them all” is poised for another monumental event. With WrestleMania 29 only days away, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti welcomes a familiar wrestling talk foe – Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley, back to the HBS ring.

The ultimate media “heel” grapples with the ultimate media “baby face” (even more so than the Howitzer), as they discuss everything and anything going on in World Wrestling Entertainment, building up to the culmination of another WWE season. What do they think of the card? How does it stack up with past Wrestlemanias? How could this show have been set up differently? What will be the outcomes of each match and what will they lead to in the coming months? Will the buried and demoted stars return to the main event ranks post-mania?

John Cena and The Rock in a Wrestlemania 28 re-match. This time for the gold. Will it be better than last year’s match? Mike surely hopes so. Is their rivalry already stale? Is this now the perfect opportunity to FINALLY have Cena become a bad guy?! Maybe one day Mike and Kelen will agree on this age old wrestling argument. Not likely.

CM Punk challenges “The Streak” and the Undertaker defends Paul Bearer’s honor. Thoughts on the streak in general. And a guaranteed passionated debate on if the use of Paul Bearer’s death has been over the line. Vince McMahon loves the polarizing controversy and so does the Buzz-saw.

A long standing Randy Orton heel turn prediction will be reiterated throughout the broadcast, as the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show welcomes WRESTLEMANIA to the program.

Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti is a legendary conquer. Like most Hall of Fame conquers, the Buzz-Saw doesn’t “job” for anyone. As he does with each breath on the mic, the Buzz-Saw conquers sports radio, one day, at a time…


The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – WrestleMania NY/NJ (XXIX!) Preview (Guest: Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley)

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Some people take this wrestling stuff too far.

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The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Buzzed With The Buzz-Saw: A Chamber Of Justice (Guest: Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley)

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Professional wrestling talk returns to the Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show, and does so on the heels of another Pay Per View. The WWE’s Elimination Chamber is now in the books. Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti welcomes the ultimate “baby face” to his “heel” persona, as Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley steps back into the HBS ring. These two familiar foes go toe to toe recapping all the action. Expect candid analysis, occasional banter, predictions for what is to come in the coming months for World Wrestling Entertainment, and of course, hear how they would’ve done it all better. If CM Punk could lose his WWE Title, does that mean the Buzz-Saw could actually lose a sports talk session?!

Hear the guitar rip and soak in another installment of the HBS: Buzzed With The Buzz-Saw!


 The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Buzzed With The Buzz-Saw: A Chamber Of Justice