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- the best professional wrestling podcast, featuring guests from the WWE, TNA, ROH, NJPW, and the world indys, giving you new episodes every Tuesday on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, & Podbean
- also known as “the booker” in professional wrestling; he or she is responsible for writing the story lines, angles, putting together matches and their outcomes
The Pencil was started by professional wrestling veteran Renny D. Renny D asked his best friend Travis “Durty” Mester to join him as the shows co-host. The Pencil debuted in August 2014. Each week Renny D and Mester break down the previous week’s wrestling action on the show as well as keep it entertaining and fun. Renny brings in his experience as an indy wrestler into the fold, along with his knowledge of business, to look at the product in a different light than most wrestling podcasts. The Pencil looks at the business decisions and how it affects the bottom line and the future of the company, the wrestler, and the angle.
HOST: Renny D
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Finishing Move: The Renny D Show
Theme Song: “One Finger and a Fist” by Drowning Pool
Renny D broke into the professional wrestling business in 2003 at the age of 16. He was 1/2 of a tag team known to the world as The Untouchables. Renny D’s single’s career took off around 2010 when he suffered a sever ACL tear in his left knee. After rehabbing for four months Renny D made a vow to get back into the squared circle. Renny D returned bigger and better than ever before as he dedicated himself to the gym and to the craft of professional wrestling. In September of 2013 Renny D received a try-out from the WWE. Renny D appeared on the September 3, 2013 episode of Monday Night Raw. Renny D’s last match took place on March 28, 2014 in Bloomington, MN. Renny D enjoyed some time off before starting The Pencil Podcast.
CO-HOST: Travis “Durty” Mester
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Finishing Move: The Travisty
Theme Song: “Where I Come From” by Montgomery Gentry
Mester is a longtime wrestling fan and all around sports enthusiast. Mester worked in the sports writing business for years and will take listeners outside the ring with his take on the storyline aspects of wrestling, the angles of the business that focus on hooking fans and peaking their interests, as opposed to the perfect German suplex.