When Jonathan Davenport responded to an online post looking for a graphic artist to design characters for an upcoming project, he had no way of knowing that the poster was Xavier Woods and that the project would lead to Davenport designing ring gear for the New Day and other WWE wrestlers.
After George Floyd was killed by police last summer, Davenport and New Day wanted to design ring gear depicting heroes of black history. From there, Davenport and Big E teamed up with Andreas Hale to create Our Heroes Rock, an animated show that uses hip hop and science fiction to teach kids about black history.
We talked to Davenport about the Kickstarter campaign for Our Heroes Rock, designing ring gear for the New Day and how hard it is not to geek out and ask a million questions when texting pro wrestlers.
This week’s music:
Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
They discuss Reddit’s takeover of the stock market, WWE wrestler The Undertaker’s efforts to destroy 30 years of goodwill and the makers of Cyberpunk 2077 humble request for players to stop having sex with Keanu Reeves.
Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle spend the bulk of this week’s show ranking wrestlers who left the squared circle to pursue a career in film and television. From The Rock’s impressive movie career to Dave Bautista’s role as Drax in the MCU to Roddy Piper in They Live and Andre the Giant’s iconic role in The Princess Bride, they come up with their top five.
They also talk about John Water’s plans to donate his artwork after his death in exchange for having a bathroom named after him.