Popular Podcast Hilariously Makes Fun of New Hampshire Motto
The boys are back in town.
In the ever-evolving world of podcasts, where discussions range from the profound to the downright unhinged, one show has taken it upon itself to dissect the world of professional wrestling – and now, even New England state mottos.
Hosted by the trio of James Darnell, Anthony Douglas, and John Blud, the DEADLOCK Podcast is a no-holds-barred journey through the highs and lows of pro wrestling history. The podcast description tells their story perfectly: "If you enjoy wrestling, you’ll like it here. If you don’t enjoy wrestling, you’ll probably like it here even more." And true to their word, these three folks have an uncanny knack for turning even the most mundane topics into laugh-out-loud moments.
New Hampshire, a state with a motto as rugged as its landscapes, recently found itself in the crosshairs of the DEADLOCK boys. Every Monday, listeners await the release of a new episode, and this past week's installment titled "DEADLOCK Podcast: Revisiting WWE Raw 2002 Jeff Hardy Undertaker Ladder Match, Triple H New nWo Member, Obi Book Kenobi, RVD Brock Lesnar Feud" had a surprise in store for the Granite State folks.
In this episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, during which a retrospective look was being presented, the event took place at the venue known at that time as Verizon Wireless Arena (currently named the SNHU Arena) in Manchester, New Hampshire. While pro wrestler Jeff Hardy was being interviewed about an upcoming match, he made a reference to New Hampshire's state motto, "Live Free or Die," which caught the attention of the DEADLOCK boys and greatly excited and confused them.
You can listen to the moment starting at 1:02:45 of the podcast; however, please be aware that there is profanity, so it should be noted that this content is NSFW.
"Live Free or Die" is the official motto of New Hampshire, embraced by the state in 1945. The phrase finds its origins in a toast penned by General John Stark, a prominent figure in New Hampshire and a renowned soldier of the American Revolutionary War. He composed this toast on July 31, 1809. Due to his health issues, Stark had to decline an invitation to a commemorative gathering for the anniversary of the Battle of Bennington. Instead of being physically present, he conveyed his toast through a letter, which read, “Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.”
Listeners of the podcast were treated to a rollercoaster of laughter as the DEADLOCK crew dissected the New Hampshire motto with the precision of a wrestling match analysis. For those who thought state mottos were all solemn and dignified, this episode was a reminder that even the most serious phrases can get the comedic treatment.
You can check out more hilarious DEADLOCK Podcast highlights on their YouTube channel.
Who knows – maybe they'll even have a take on "Dirigo" next week.
Or maybe they won’t, brother.