Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #176: Secret Origins — WWE Referee Jason Ayers

In the debut of Secret Origins, a new recurring fifth-week feature, the Hard-Traveling Fanboys welcome a special first-time guest: WWE SmackDown Live official Jason Ayers! Greg and Nick grill Jason about his love of comics, from its beginnings through its ups, downs and recent resurgence. In the process, he explains how comics help cope with the travel involved with being a wrestling referee, the Marvel Comics stories that defined his youth, his fandom of Jonathan Hickman, the joys of back-issue digging, and the hilarity of the early ’90s WCW comic.

Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. In Secret Origins, the boys talk with guests to uncover their personal history with comic books and the stories that turned them into fans.

Author: Greg Phillips and Nick Duke

Greg and Nick share two passions above all others, both of which involve people in spandex punching each other. Reporters by day, they also insist on being called "Two Dudes with Attitude" but can't decide who is Kevin Nash and who is Shawn Michaels.