30 in 30 Reborn: The ZombieTakeOver’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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The full The ZombieTakeOver (ZTO) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about ZTO’s YouTube channel:

Number of videos: 447

Frequency new videos are added: Usually a few videos a week are uploaded. However, wrestling videos are much less frequent. The last one to date for instance was added at the beginning of the month.

Frequency full shows are added: The good news is there are a ton of full shows on this channel. The bad news for pro wrestling fans is that they don’t have anything to do with pro wrestling.

Total views of the most popular video: 2,955

ZTO is a media company that has produced everything from whacky zombie logos to obscure promos by obscure bands singing even obscurer songs. In  January 2014 ZTO got that much more awesome when they started uploading full matches from the Ohio based promotion Wrestling and Respect (WAR). Some of the more heavily promoted WAR talent include Jock Samson, Sherman Tank and Chris Hall. WAR has also featured some former WWE talent. such as The Highlanders consisting of Rory McAllister and Robbie McAllister. Matches are filmed with multiple cameras, include commentary and also have onscreen graphics. The lighting and picture of clips tends to be great though looking at the varying quality of footage some of ZTO’s cameras must be better than others. Outside of the WAR stuff the channel has a ton of videos with a little something for everyone. Unless you are big into horror movies and Ohio’s underground rock scene. Then this channel has a lot for you. Lastly, The Takeover Podcast is a series featured on the channel that runs about 30 minutes and can be a fun listen though it has nothing to do with wrestling.

A recommended clip:

The Highlanders vs. Robby Starr and Ernie Ballz

This clip  from WAR 11 starts off a little weird since Robby Starr and Ernie Ballz come out to “O Fortuna” despite being neither demonic or hulking monsters. Instead they are more cookie cutter arrogant heels and demonstrate this by cutting your standard heel promo. The Highlanders apparently don’t take kindly to this and interrupt Starr and Ballz.

If you have not seen Rory McAllister or Robbie McAllister since they wrestled for the WWE one thing sticks out immediately. These two have aged very differently. Their move set is about the same though and the match consists of a ton of brawling. Robbie throws a ton of punches then rubs his nuts in Starr’s face, drawing attention to this action further by lifting up his kilt and burying Starr’s head inside of it. Rory does the same thing later on after landing 10 punches in one of the ring corners. Yeah, these guys love this spot.

As the match winds down Robbie knocks Starr and Ballz’s heads together to daze the heels. Starr then eats a double reverse suplex to put over the former WWE talent. To end on a random note the commentators also mention that The Highlanders are members of the WAR Hall of Fame. Yes, you read that right. The Highlanders are legit hall of famers.



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