On this episode of Jobber’s Court, the roundtable opens with their discussion about the WWE Universal Championship and the WWE World Championship being defended during RAW and Smackdown Live. We give the pros and cons. Also some potential ideas to help build storylines with additional WWE Network Specials.
We then turn the topic onto celebrities in Sports Entertainment. The crew discusses good guests and bad guests. What we expect to see, and what we don’t want to see with celebrity guests. We also take a few moments to talk about an article which was posted on the Wrestling 2 the MAX Facebook Group. It was by Ryan Smith concerning the Brand Split and how it has already failed. Here’s the article: Brand Split Has Failed
The back half of the podcast focuses on our Instant Classic Match of the Week. This week, features a strong style match-up of Kota Ibushi and Shinsuke Nakamura from New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 9. We discuss Jim Ross‘ commentary vs. Mauro Ranallo’s. We also give our thoughts on this fantastic match.
After that, we open up our new Fantasy Booking Tournament. This will pit different United States Champions against each other. Of course, we give our opinions on who we think would win. This week’s pairing is “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka from his 1979 title reign vs. Konnan and his World Championship Wrestling US Title run in 1996.
Jobber’s Court: TV Title Defenses, Celebrities, Nakamura vs. Ibushi WK9
About Jobber’s Court
The union of Robert “King Rathsquatch” with Cedric “The Wise Old Owl of Wrestling” and The Man of 1004 Nicknames Cody Howk form the Jobber’s Court. Each week, they provide their perspectives on wrestling topics roundtable style. Robert and his crew also interview performers on the Independent circuit and really try to dig into wrestling past and present to help educate others who may not have been exposed to wrestling in the past.
“King RATHSQAUTCH” Robert Rath is a weather forecaster in United States Air Force, where he has served for 15 years. Although his day job relies on serving our country, in his off time, he is a passionate wrestling and football fan. The RATHSQUATCH may sound like a beastly creature of your nightmares, but in reality, Robert “The RATHSQUATCH” Rath is a writer, thinker, nerd, and wrestling expert all wrapped in one.
Robert’s wrestling fandom began back in 1988 when he first saw Demolition on TV, but his true obsession with wrestling started in 1992. When he watched Randy Savage get bit on the arm from a King Cobra at the hands of Jake “The Snake” Roberts. From that moment, Robert couldn’t turn away. In addition to wrestling, Robert is a huge fan of the Michigan Wolverines football and NFL football in general. Robert also has a passion for sports gaming, role-playing games, and strategy board games.
Cedric aka ‘The Wise Old of Wrestling’ has been a network technician and a weather forecaster in the United States Air Force, among other traits. But his true passion has been watching and studying various sports. One in particular, the world of sport entertainment/pro wrestling, which he has followed for over three decades has led him to be part of the “Jobber’s Court” podcast. He along with King Rathsquatch and The Man of a 1004 Nicknames. Here, he’s able to share his experiences, knowledge, create new segments, and show his unique analysis of wrestling. Whether it is from the past, present or future. He’s also contemplating new ways to share his passion by venturing into the world of writing articles.
The man of 1004 nicknames has gone by many names, Mr. Howkstanding, Howk-a-licious, the Howk-Break-Kid, Howkamania, the Howkertaker, you get the point, but his real name is Cody Howk. He is a weather forecaster serving active duty in the United States Air Force, but his true passion has always been professional wrestling. The Ayatollah of Howk n Rolla became a wrestling fan when he was six years old when a friend invited him over to watch Wrestlemania X. Watching the organized chaos that occurred during the Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon Ladder match will forever be engraved into his mind.
Since then, he has attended as many Indy shows and televised shows as he can. This includes one ECW show, multiple WWE shows, and several local promotions in the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama area. In 2015, The Doctor of Howk-a-nomics started training to be a wrestler in Mississippi but unfortunately, he was transferred to Alaska just two weeks in and moved to a location where there are no local wrestling promotions. Now, he is forced to wait until he can move back to a location more suited to meet his wrestling needs.