#416 – I heard a rumor Dave is coming back to CrossFit

Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Bam. We’re live my friend. Uh, I think that’s, they’re talking to me. I’ve heard a juicy rumor. Dave, coming back is Dave coming back. I har I hearted responses and they said, ha ha ha. So it’s true. All right. Until we, until Andrew Weinstein tells the real media that they can respond, you’ll have to be stuck with us.

Mattew Ouza (00:32):

Curated the message

Sevan Matossian (00:33):

Until Lord Andrew Weinstein tells the media that they can respond and, and how to respond. You will be stuck with us. I apologize. Might be loved ones. How fun, how fun. Hey, I’m watching this Scott pan thing unfold and I can’t stop thinking just that basically. We’re never gonna hear the truth because no one wants to get sued.

Mattew Ouza (00:56):

Yep. It’s the run around game.

Sevan Matossian (00:58):

No one wants to get <laugh>. Uh, I do. I do not. I do not like, um, the, the, I know how people think and there was morning article chalk up that came out that said no, no one at HQ. Um, knew, do you have a link to that? Can you pull that up, Caleb? I can send you a link real quick too. I got it. That, that one’s a, um, I, I, I’m not saying Scott needs to soothe them either. Someone’s saying that I’m not, I’m not saying that at all. Uh, matter of fact, if you want me to be completely 100% clear about that, until people take complete responsibility and accountability for their own lives, they won’t live their highest self because you know who takes complete responsibility and accountability for everything yourself? Yeah. G O D Playa. Okay. CrossFit denies, knowledge of athletes concerns over rope length at syndicate crown.

Sevan Matossian (01:48):

And I know they’re saying CrossFit denies it, but it’s irrelevant. It, it it’s, it’s, it’s irrelevant. Um, whether they know or didn’t know, it’s a CrossFit semifinals, the rope’s too long. Everyone who, who knows anyone who’s done CrossFit knows that you shouldn’t have rope on the ground there. If you’re having, you know, if you’re concerned about rolled ankles or, or, or maybe someone should just come out and be like, that’s part of the test, that’s part of the test, the rope, you know? And there’s like a moat of alligators. You have to jump over to like in the middle, like, fuck you

Mattew Ouza (02:17):

Accuracy. Yeah. Don’t land on that part.

Sevan Matossian (02:19):

<laugh> how about someone? Just, how about someone just be like, fuck you, Scott. You should, you should figured that shit out and slow down. You took the risk, by the way. I don’t think that I don’t, I don’t, I don’t think that, but I’m just saying like, I would prefer that over just, um, but it’s a competition. Seon. Say that again? It’s a competition. Yeah. It’s a competition. And at the bottom we have a rope that could twist your ankle and in the middle, we’ll be, we have water bottles full of gonorrhea. That will be spraying. It’s your genitals. As you run by some of you aren’t even made for this show, what are you doing? All of you on here. Ha like half, you should not be listening. You are not made for this show. Go somewhere and be offended.

Mattew Ouza (02:55):

They’re finding that out quickly now. They’re <laugh> they’re here to be, what are you talking about? <laugh>

Caleb Beaver (03:01):

Yeah, somebody already

Sevan Matossian (03:02):

Offended. If I posted a picture of a Chah. Thank you, Teddy. Thank you. Oh shit. Hey, if he, let me tell you something, first of all, if Caleb snubbed you it’s because he’s shy. Caleb is he has a little bit of shyness to him. Also. I have

Caleb Beaver (03:18):

An obligation to pay attention to the

Sevan Matossian (03:19):

Athletes. Yeah. Not a lot of shyness. I mean, he’s, he’s a very confident man. I don’t mean to say he’s but he is he’s um, he is a soft spoken, uh, gentleman until, until need be otherwise

Caleb Beaver (03:32):


Sevan Matossian (03:32):

Logan, Mars. Thank you for the money. I’m waiting till a thousand dollars. Come in before I show you, uh, Dave, uh, Castro. Um, guys, I am so excited about this shirt that you can get on, um, on vindicate. Do, do we have that website? Do they have it up already? Yeah.

Caleb Beaver (03:48):


Sevan Matossian (03:48):

Yes they do. I’d like everyone to know who’s on the, um, executive team, all of the elites at CrossFit HQ, anyone who’s like, if you’re a bossy person over there, I will send you one of these shirts for free. If you boss people around over there, I’ll send you one for free.

Mattew Ouza (04:04):

Let us know. Just, uh, send us a little note. We’ll get it shipped over.

Sevan Matossian (04:09):

Yeah. Yeah. I saw something. I think I was. I thought I, uh, I thought I saw something funny on here. I wanna talk about Hiller. Look like Chevon’s taking a page outta your click bait book, uh, chase and, and, and bill. Gruner get with the program podcast, uh, in the most friendly way I would wore, I wore my OG shirt today, actually. So I will leave you guys alone.

Mattew Ouza (04:28):

<laugh> that was, that was a quick turn

Sevan Matossian (04:30):

I was about to, I was about to fucking snap. Yeah. So those are cool shirts. I can’t wait to fucking get mine. We’re gonna send them out as fast as possible. Maybe they’re hot. I wish I could tell you who thought of that? They’re a fucking genius. Anyways. I was saying anyone at CrossFit HQ who wants one of those for free? I am willing to talk, negotiate, make you pay for shipping or something. Yeah. And it’s hard to say who works at CrossFit? HQ does the director of the, uh, of the syndicate work for CrossFit HQ, cuz it is the CrossFit semifinals. But now all of a sudden you’re saying no one at CrossFit HQ knew about it. You wanna distance yourself

Mattew Ouza (05:10):

Separation. How

Caleb Beaver (05:11):

Many people were at the syndicate who worked for cross at HQ though?

Sevan Matossian (05:15):

Well, here’s the thing. Yeah,

Mattew Ouza (05:17):

You gotta get fired by the next week. Have you?

Sevan Matossian (05:19):

<laugh> I’m gonna, I’m gonna do a whole show on it later, but, but I’m, I’m gonna do a whole show on it later. I gotta have a Hiller on or, or someone onto TA me or maybe Brian onto tame me. So I don’t get like, we

Mattew Ouza (05:29):

Just let you go. We fan the

Sevan Matossian (05:30):

Fire. Nah, you guys are good. You guys TA me too, but

Mattew Ouza (05:33):

Lean in Syon what do you mean by that?

Sevan Matossian (05:36):

I don’t, I don’t, I don’t give a look. I don’t give a ADEQ, saw that I stole their feed and ran it on my YouTube account during the week and was commentating and they reported it. And when they reported it, I do believe if my understanding of how things are reported, they had the choice to either, um, have it pulled down or just monetize it, meaning they could have owned it and monetized it off my account. Um, and, and they weren’t selling the feed by the way, they weren’t making money off the feed. It was free on YouTube. Um, and they instead decided to gimme a copyright infringement. So this account got its first strike. And uh, I was just thinking about all the copyrighted music I could hear while their live stream was going. I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. Guys. Just couldn’t stop thinking about all that copyright, that Destiny’s child shit. You guys play is amazing. They must be. They’re cool with that.

Mattew Ouza (06:34):

Wonder what they’re going through for that one.

Sevan Matossian (06:36):

They’re not going through shit. They’re they’re just they.

Sevan Matossian (06:41):

Okay. Uh, so if I posted a picture of a cheetah, by the way, I really enjoyed the semifinals this weekend. I did, I did enjoy them and I’m really looking forward to next week. I’m going to fucking ride that. Uh, I’ve never been a team team guy, but I’m gonna ride that fucking Angelo, uh, de Chico, Luke Parker. And, and I don’t know the two ladies name, train hard. That’s where the drama is for me. Are those guys gonna make rich proud? Are they gonna, are they gonna not make it and sleep in the fucking back with OWS?

Mattew Ouza (07:13):

Won’t be allowed to train inside. Oh three teams potentially at the games.

Sevan Matossian (07:21):

If I posted a picture of a fucking cheetah, no one here would be like, oh, it’s click bait. Where’s the cheetah. No, I’m gonna tell you how fast cheetah runs. I’m gonna tell you it’s an endangered species. I’m gonna tell you that I’m a baller. And I bought my mom a $600,000. Cheeta coat.

Mattew Ouza (07:37):

Oh my gosh.

Sevan Matossian (07:39):

Don’t tell me it’s picture of Dave. I’m about to tell you what I know about Dave.

Mattew Ouza (07:44):


Sevan Matossian (07:44):

People think by the way, that fucking dude’s gone black on me, He’s gone fucking dark.

Mattew Ouza (07:50):

He’s the podcast where they said you should, you should be avoided at all costs.

Sevan Matossian (07:53):

Well, about a month, about a month ago, he started, he started going dark on me about a month that maybe even a little longer, he started going dark on me a little bit. He started going dark on me. I, I, I did reach out to him and I said, Hey, dude. I mean, we all know now let’s not fucking kid ourselves. I know everything you guys know. I’m gonna show you the DMS I got, uh, or a handful of them. But we all know that that’s why the show has to happen. Everyone knows that he’s coming back. The rumors are fucking everywhere. They were spreading on three continents this weekend. <laugh> I mean, everyone in their mother, um, someone DM me and said, uh, Hey, I hear Dave is going to the Mac next week.

Mattew Ouza (08:27):

They don’t even CrossFit. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (08:29):


Mattew Ouza (08:30):


Sevan Matossian (08:32):

Uh, uh, easy buddy, easy, easy, easy, gentle, gentle, whoa, gentle. She’s

Mattew Ouza (08:38):

Feisty this evening.

Sevan Matossian (08:40):

Um, the news, the, the news is spread. Every everyone, the DMS are pouring in and I straight up asked, uh, uh, Mr. Castro, uh, in a text and I called him and he refuses to answer. He doesn’t say anything. He’s and he’s, uh, he’s good at that. He’s he’s a man of very few words. He has. He has. He has. He has no comment on this. Yeah, exactly. Yep. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Travis.

Mattew Ouza (09:09):


Sevan Matossian (09:10):

Um, and, and what if I told you this? What if I told you, I knew what if I told you? I knew absolutely nothing, but we just posted it ready for this. We just posted it on the Sev on podcast, Instagram as a fishing expedition

Mattew Ouza (09:25):

To see

Sevan Matossian (09:26):

What if that’s what we done did.

Mattew Ouza (09:30):


Sevan Matossian (09:31):

I’d say we caught some fish. Thank you, RJ Seon. We know, you know nothing. I am nothing

Mattew Ouza (09:39):

One time.

Sevan Matossian (09:41):

The, say that again?

Mattew Ouza (09:43):

No, I didn’t wanna take you off on a tangent, but I got, I got in trouble one time. That way for, uh, accidentally feeding the family dog. A piece of a marijuana brownie.

Sevan Matossian (09:52):

Oh, wait, wait, wait. How does, how does that go to a fishing? Expedit tell me that leap.

Mattew Ouza (09:56):

Well, because, uh, my mom was, uh, smarter than an average marriage. She goes, yeah, we took, uh, we took the dog for it, checkup at the vet and the test starts, came back and it said that they had THC in the system and I was like, okay, well I just dropped the little piece and she’s like, you idiot. They don’t test for THC <laugh> she was,

Sevan Matossian (10:12):

Oh, that’s awesome. That’s awesome. <laugh>

Mattew Ouza (10:17):

Anyhow. Sorry to decide about that. It just came to my mind. I thought you might get a kick. Another

Sevan Matossian (10:21):

One, Mr. Michael Lyons, who looks like, uh, like a Icelandic version of our, um, homegrown Brian friend, uh, says, I would say that 96% of people want Dave back

Mattew Ouza (10:35):

The polls agree all the polls. We have taken show that it is a 90% or more by the people of the CrossFit community.

Sevan Matossian (10:43):

Uh let’s. Let’s pull up, uh, that let’s pull up that first one. We read off Caleb and then, and then we’ll just go through them in any order that they’re, that they’re there. These, I just picked a handful of DMS that came in a ton of stuff has come in. If you wanna see what people are commenting on, or you wanna join the fishing expedition, head over to the Seon podcast, Instagram account. Um, and don’t forget to get your, uh, uh, CEO shirt or T D he D C E O. Sure. My friend I’ve heard her juicy rumor Dave’s coming back. Uh, by the way, I purposely chose the people that I didn’t know or never heard of didn’t know or never heard of. So all these people I’ve have no fucking clue who they are.

Mattew Ouza (11:22):

Yeah. So con nine, these are the sources we’re sharing. He was pressured in the comments. Did you see him? He thought you were

Sevan Matossian (11:28):

<crosstalk> what? Say it again? Who, what? I don’t know, but, but I, but I made three new moderators and just fucking start crushing souls. If you have to

Mattew Ouza (11:35):


Sevan Matossian (11:37):

I’m just, just fuck it behave. Like you’re in my living room. I I’m okay with jokes and, and put downs. And, but if you start doing dumb shit, like,

Sevan Matossian (11:47):

Okay, next one, Mr. Mr. Beaver, Mr. Beaver. Uh, I heard a rumor. I, I I’ll add some, some words in here because I’m not real media. I just take the Liberty to do that. Um, uh, uh, I heard a rumor, there is a morning chalk up article being written about Dave’s return to the games this year. You’re the true media outlet. I listen to you so you can confirm or deny, well, you know, this person’s a retard cuz they think I’m the real media outlet. And I use words like retard, which proves that I’m not. Um, but, but I, but I still take it like taking Liberty Liberty. Yes. Even though this person isn’t, they they’ve shown themselves not to be intelligent. I still take this as a solid rumor. And you know, this is true because I’m sure I would guess that Andrew Weinstein told ’em about it a month ago and they’ve been working on something ever since. Okay. Let’s move on. You guys liking this. Is this fun?

Caleb Beaver (12:41):

Yes. Good going. That’s great. That’s good.

Sevan Matossian (12:44):

Look at that. That’s me with my finger. Just scratching shit out on my, on, on the, on the photos. On my iPhone. You like my

Caleb Beaver (12:51):

Redacted? Yes. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (12:52):

Yes. Redacted. Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Jordan. Thank you. That will pay for four minutes of my son’s Jitsu class. Thank you. Or one minute of his tennis class. That is very kind of you. I appreciate that. I really do though. Uh, if, if everyone had the integrity as Mr. Kerr, I could pay my mortgage this month instead of having to, uh, anyway, you know what I do A source tells me CrossFit HQ is dropping a, a source tells me CrossFit. HQ is dropping big news to do with Castro on Monday what’s today,

Caleb Beaver (13:24):

Tuesday, Tuesday,

Sevan Matossian (13:26):

Everyone get your so we can blow water with our and, and that’s

Caleb Beaver (13:33):

Get your fat talks on so we can blow. Oh, Nope. Don’t think that’s it.

Sevan Matossian (13:38):

I appreciate you trying though. It’s like, what’s that show with uh, pat sack?

Caleb Beaver (13:43):

I have no

Sevan Matossian (13:43):

Idea. And Vanna white, what was the show? Oh, wheel of fortune, fortune

Caleb Beaver (13:47):


Sevan Matossian (13:47):

Fortunes. It’s wheel it’s wheel of fortune.

Caleb Beaver (13:49):

I like to buy Ave

Sevan Matossian (13:52):

And, and, and, and the I did I send you over four Caleb?

Caleb Beaver (13:57):

Um, let me check.

Sevan Matossian (13:58):

I think I sent you over four and we just looked at three. Or did we look at all four? No,

Caleb Beaver (14:01):

I think there’s three so far. I think you might have just sent me duplicates. Let me go back and check again.

Sevan Matossian (14:08):

I, I, I think there’s four. I don’t know if we showed all four. I chose four. The only criteria I used are ones that I could try to show without revealing who sent them to me and to show you that affiliates are being told that and that, oh, maybe that’s the one that hasn’t been shown. It’s the,

Caleb Beaver (14:26):

Oh, the affiliates one.

Sevan Matossian (14:27):

Yeah. And, and that these all came from separate continents. These came from, uh, the European continent. Um, this, these came from the great prison known as Australia. And they came from, uh, Knoxville, uh, home of the free, oh my God. Castro’s coming back now. This she’s smart. That’s apostrophes. What? Great people are Nicole and Adrian. Oh, that’s not so English. Uh, every affiliate can breathe again.

Mattew Ouza (14:54):


Sevan Matossian (14:56):

Then I’m like, who told you that? And she said, great news spreads fast. All a affiliate owners were told at a Huh? That’s where it gets cut off. It’s kind of weird. I’ll read it to you one more time. OMG. Castro’s back. What? Great people are, Nicole and Adrian. Every affiliate can breathe again. Excuse me. Uh, who told you that? <laugh> great. News spreads fast. All the affiliate owners were to were told at a, so now we have questions. A what? A

Caleb Beaver (15:27):


Sevan Matossian (15:28):

Seon? Yeah. A what? Yeah. Right. That’s a good question is Chevon being trolled.

Mattew Ouza (15:33):

<laugh> is just like the Russian hosts.

Sevan Matossian (15:36):

I don’t even know what that means. I don’t know what that means, mark. Thank you. I love Australia that, uh, that, uh, I love koala bears and uh, it’s it’s home of some really cool people and nice beaches. Thank you.

Mattew Ouza (15:48):

Well, this leaves a lot of questions. Doesn’t it? Like? There’s just, there’s many different avenues. You go down what’s comes back as, as what? Like is he just gonna clean house and take over the games again? It’ll ride in like a night and shining armor and fix all the Misha that are been going down. Somebody asked me, I was told nothing as an affiliate owner. Just

Sevan Matossian (16:13):

How, how could you were say that again? You were told not

Mattew Ouza (16:16):

Real. Yeah. People in the comments were asking Matt’s affiliate owner. What? He’s been told nothing. I’ve received nothing.

Sevan Matossian (16:22):

Um, are you, did you hear anything? Are you at Liberty to say anything? Uh, Caleb, did you hear anything this week? You were at the syndicate?

Caleb Beaver (16:30):

Um, I not really. Basically. I’ve I’ve heard not much, basically. I’ve I’ve

Sevan Matossian (16:36):

Kind of pulled, have you heard something you can’t say? Have you heard something? Sounds

Mattew Ouza (16:38):


Sevan Matossian (16:39):

No. Okay. No,

Caleb Beaver (16:40):

I haven’t. I

Sevan Matossian (16:41):

Oh, you’re really wishing you had something. You’re like, oh fuck. He threw me up in alley loop and I got nothing. <laugh> I picking my

Caleb Beaver (16:47):

Nose. I’ve on quite a few times. And nobody said anything. Everybody said that it’s nothing that I’ve heard. Um, but I mean, they’re not affiliate owners and they’re not. I mean, I, I was with some craw CrossFit staff, but they didn’t say anything either. They’re also pretty tight lip though.

Sevan Matossian (17:04):

Yes. They’re very tight lip. I suspect that the people who are there at that event, um, who work for CrossFit, some of those people absolutely do not want Dave coming back. Think of, think of there, there was a power vacuum there. There’s still a power vacuum there. And I think that, uh, that he, he’s not a, um, I think some, I think some bad, I think some bad shit’s probably been done. You know what I mean? Like, um, I think you’re sick for a week and you come back and your desks, all, all your shit in your desks fucked up in the third grade. You know what I mean? Everyone? Oh,

Mattew Ouza (17:35):


Sevan Matossian (17:35):

Laundry. Yeah. Two dudes are dating your girlfriend. Carrie. Thank you. You have beautiful hair. Beautiful hair. Thank you. I

Caleb Beaver (17:40):

Appreciate it. I think the, the, the people that are like, I guess like the running, the events and stuff, they don’t, I feel like they probably feel that way. But the other people that I’ve talked to that like the affiliate owners in the area, they tend to go on the other side of things and they want him back.

Sevan Matossian (17:57):

And just to be clear, when you say the people who run the events, I bet you, the semi-final directors wish Dave was back. I bet you all. I bet you all the people in the periphery, anyone who has to communicate with HQ probably would wish that Dave was back. The communication is very clear. It’s very poignant. Uh, there’s no fucking around. And those people who are running those events, that’s how they fucking operate. Yeah,

Caleb Beaver (18:15):

Really? There was another job opening for a semifinal or an athlete relations person.

Sevan Matossian (18:20):

No, seriously

Caleb Beaver (18:21):

On LinkedIn, there was another job opening for it. Let me see if I can find it.

Sevan Matossian (18:24):

Wow. Wow. So

Mattew Ouza (18:26):

It’s create a job for it. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (18:28):

I, I wanna talk about this Dave thing just a little bit. So, um, by the way, whoever titled the show, it’s fucking hilarious. I don’t know if that’s a nod to Craig Richie, because he’s like, relax, relax. Everything’s fine. Relax, relax. And, and the title, I don’t know who titled the show, but it says, relax. Dave’s coming back. I, I have to guess that these please.

Caleb Beaver (18:49):

No, that was me. I

Sevan Matossian (18:50):

Did that. Oh. Oh, very nice. Good work. Very creative. Nice. Uh, just put in my pre-order for TD CEO shirt. Uh, the competition liaison that was thrown under the bus probably wants TDC back. Yeah.

Mattew Ouza (19:07):

Yeah. For sure.

Sevan Matossian (19:09):

Anyone who wants to get shit done at a super high level, uh, wants, wants him back. Anyone who wants the mojo, the brand, all that stuff, wants him back. The people who are butt hurt and offended by shit. And like,

Mattew Ouza (19:21):

Even they want him back <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (19:23):

Well, yeah. Well eventually they will. Right? Because, because you know, you go woke, you go broke. What?

Mattew Ouza (19:28):

Yeah. And just think about all the mishaps that have happened since he’s been gone, whether that’s just been, cuz there’s been so much internal struggle. Look, this is from the outside perspective looking in obviously, but since there’s been so much internal struggle inside HQ and it just seems like the ball’s being dropped time and time again. And they’re having really fumbled responses back to all these different videos that are coming out. And these flaws that are being pointed out now, the athletes are becoming really vocal against some of this stuff. And like, it just seems like it’s really tough for HQ to get their hands wrapped around her right now. And they need somebody who’s gonna come in and kind of like, you know, kicking the, the bar door and like the, the dust moves behind them and everybody kind of looks over their shoulder and they’re like, oh shit, no more screw around anymore. If he came back into a games, role position, right? Like

Sevan Matossian (20:10):

How could he not, I, I that’s the thing like

Mattew Ouza (20:12):

Leadership positions about right

Sevan Matossian (20:14):

Now. What, what position would you, what two positions? Could you put him in me? They don’t, they don’t currently have like, well, they have a CEO. I have to guess that it’s an interim CEO, but they have a CEO. So I have to guess either they’re gonna put ’em somewhere really high in the food chain. Like they like some, like someone who put in the money, like anyone who invested in the company. I don’t know if there’s like one guy who paid 50 million. Yeah. We

Mattew Ouza (20:35):

Still don’t know who

Sevan Matossian (20:36):

Million, but whoever that is, if you want the company to succeed that person’s gotta be like, yo, what the fuck? You don’t have the seal team. Six guy in there. Yeah.

Mattew Ouza (20:43):


Sevan Matossian (20:44):

Ridiculous. What are you fucking outta your mind? Yeah. Like that guy’s gonna live through anything he’s gonna, he would get through this rope scandal, that transgender scandal, the CEO fucking molested a kid scandal. Nothing can stop him. He already went overseas and fucking, you know, you know what he did? And he came back,

Mattew Ouza (21:03):

I think

Sevan Matossian (21:04):

Like, like, like why is he not in the fucking so he’s, he’s gotta lead something. You can’t he’s so, so he’s either gonna come back and, and lead and lead the, uh, um, um, holy cow, Frank. I knew, honestly, I would’ve wish that you would’ve said 69 69. Just donate. <laugh> uh, Frank, uh, text me. I’ll you’d come over for a handy after this we’ll be done in, uh, 30 minutes, 99, 99 gets you a handy.

Mattew Ouza (21:28):

This is like, we’re a real show now.

Sevan Matossian (21:30):

<laugh> you said that out loud. SU that’s your inside thoughts?

Mattew Ouza (21:39):

Damn Frank. Like what you’ve you got? We all worked up over here.

Sevan Matossian (21:43):

He’s all flustered over there too. We just, we just made more in one donation than get what the programming’s made in three years. <laugh> Swing from it. Chase.

Mattew Ouza (21:53):


Sevan Matossian (21:55):

Oh my goodness.

Mattew Ouza (21:56):

Oh my

Sevan Matossian (21:57):

Gosh. Don’t send me any dirty text, either a picture of your cock. Again,

Mattew Ouza (22:00):

Again, Dave comes back. He should come back in a leadership position that he could also affect the whole community as well. And what I mean by that is the L one in the affiliate owners, not just the athletes in the CrossFit games, in my opinion.

Sevan Matossian (22:15):

What would that position be? CEO. Yeah,

Mattew Ouza (22:20):

That’ll doubt. I better a doubt.

Sevan Matossian (22:21):


Mattew Ouza (22:23):

Who do you wanna go to battle with some, some tech exec or, or a seal? Six fucking,

Sevan Matossian (22:28):

I mean, I, I, you could put him in, you could put him in anywhere, right? It seems like they got a great guy running the Philly department in Gary Gaines. He he’s, he’s fucking beyond fucking creative. I hate to say it, but I, I took a ton of my vision from him when I was a media director, a ton of my vision from Greg. Like, like, like almost all of it.

Mattew Ouza (22:46):

Yeah. But is his hand, I just be Frank

Sevan Matossian (22:48):

Back too. Um, he, he could go back to work with Nicole in the training department.

Mattew Ouza (22:52):

Mm-hmm <affirmative>,

Sevan Matossian (22:53):

Uh, the tr the train. You wanna fucking invigorate the, any way you bring Dave back, it’s gonna invigorate the whole company. But the engine of that company is the train. Yeah. The whole community, the engine of that, of that, um, of that company, the engine of that company is the train department. And Nicole’s got it under wraps. Don’t get me wrong. But, but, but, but they’re still, they’re still wounded. They they’re still wounded. If you brought them back and integrated Dave in there, I don’t L I assume Nicole would be okay with it. I, I don’t know that

Mattew Ouza (23:23):

I was just thinking about the other day, the L one staff in the department is kind of like the life blood for all the affiliates and the continued growth of CrossFit. Because if you don’t constantly have a massive pipeline of people going through that L one and excited to take their CrossFit education to that next level, you lose the pipeline of qualified coaches coming through the door of affiliates. Then you get in a situation like with us in as a few people start to move out, you look around and there’s, there’s not the same people coming through the L one and excited about getting it excited about coaching. So if you pump that up and bring that back to life in a major way through media and other things like that, that we’ve discussed on here before you could reinvigorate that department reinvigorate the pipeline of new affiliate owners in coaches for the existing affiliates

Sevan Matossian (24:05):

As well. Dude, you just came up with a fucking brilliant idea. Did you hear it?

Mattew Ouza (24:10):

No, we’re gonna have to play it back. I just, I blacked out right there and forgot everything. I

Sevan Matossian (24:13):

Just said <laugh> dude. So they just raised, they just raised the, they just raised the L they just raised the L one fees, um, to whatever, whatever, whatever, 1300 bucks or 1100 bucks, what, what, what was it raised to?

Mattew Ouza (24:24):

It’s actually 150 bucks,

Sevan Matossian (24:25):

Right? Okay. 1150. They should have raised it $600, but, but whatever, cuz it’s been a thousand bucks forever, but um, and I did the math. I think they should have raised it 558 bucks or something. Okay. So they raised it to 1150. Okay. How about this? How about this? To support all the affiliates out there, you raise the L one fees to $1,300, but if you’re sponsored by an affiliate, meaning they vouch for you, you get it for 1100 bucks or a thousand bucks. And what that does better. Do you love that?

Mattew Ouza (24:59):

Yep. Because it promotes it in the affiliate now. Yes. Now it’s going to people that be good or that can utilize it. And it doesn’t matter if there’s somebody who you have in mind for a coach or just a member of the gym that you knew would just benefit twice as much from that detailed education that you get through the weekend at the L one,

Sevan Matossian (25:14):

I just plugged that from your little peanut brain. That was like,

Mattew Ouza (25:16):

Wow, that was good. Okay. Well we’ve just solved your pro your problem. Prostate. We will take the checks at anytime

Sevan Matossian (25:24):

3%. It really is. It really is a fucking brilliant idea. And, and fire up the media and fire up the media team.

Mattew Ouza (25:29):

Of course. And then you, of course you get the media rolling and then that same kind of, uh, effect happens throughout the affiliates with the media. People are sharing that content. You’re getting the stories. I remember you said, um, when you were like, yeah, I was there and I didn’t, we didn’t really know what to do. It was just kinda like whatever. And you just went right back to your roots. You started showing back up at the L one S finding some of the more heavier set people there and going right to ’em and being like, what are you doing here? And learning those stories and then showing the movements of the L one, like, we need so much more of that, uh, content coming out and being able to be distributed by the affiliates and from the company.

Sevan Matossian (26:01):

Why do you think we as an affiliate? Well, hold as an affiliate, why do you think you need more of that? Because is that your affiliate hat?

Mattew Ouza (26:08):

Yes, this is my affiliate hat. And, and the reason for it is because we really need to invest into the methodology. I mean, not only because it’s the heart thro of CrossFit, where it started from, but the reason for it is because now it could combat against some of this craziness that they’re claiming is going on outside the walls of the affiliate as well.

Sevan Matossian (26:23):

Right? Like what, like what, what do you mean? What craziness,

Mattew Ouza (26:26):

The pandemic and these monkey and all types of, if you start to have the self-confidence in what your body could do, because you’re putting out the gym and you’re safeguarding and building a hedge against sickness by eating correctly and getting processed foods outta your life and everything else and surrounding yourself with a community of like-minded people. You’re, you’re not gonna be tuned into that BS. So not only do you have that as a combating piece against what’s happening, but on top of that, now you’ve been able to reinvigorate the CrossFit community in a different way, something outside of sport, a true definition and separation.

Sevan Matossian (26:55):

I, I want I’m so sorry. You misunderstood me. Thanks Austin. For the question you’re saying Sev were both made of money like that, but my affiliate will pay for my cert, but not a lot of people have that luxury. I’m not saying that the affiliate pay for the cert at all, right. That’s not what I’m saying. Like I’m, I’m saying that if you an attend an affiliate, basically if you attend an affiliate that affiliate can give you some sort of code or number or voucher that says, Hey, I vouch for this guy. And, and, and you get a $200 off, raise the price even more, but let people know if they go through an affiliate, they get a discount. What you’re doing is, is you’re screaming to the affiliate. I mean, they have that fucking discount page. Maybe they already have this.

Mattew Ouza (27:30):

Maybe I

Sevan Matossian (27:30):

Hope so. So they have that what’s that page that you get access to where you get discounts from like shit,

Mattew Ouza (27:35):

The gift shop. So I dunno,

Sevan Matossian (27:37):

There there’s some pages in affiliate, like there’s some program you

Mattew Ouza (27:40):

Partners or something like that.

Sevan Matossian (27:41):

Yes, yes. Maybe it’s in there.

Mattew Ouza (27:43):

I, I use it so much as an affiliate owner. I know exactly what it is.

Sevan Matossian (27:46):

<laugh>. Yeah, but, but what I’m saying is, is no, not that the affiliates pay for it at all. I’m not suggesting that at all. What I’m suggesting is is that if you go to an affiliate and you get the owner to vouch for you get a discount and basically, and that kills two birds with one stone, it pushes people into affiliates, but it also, um, um, gives us more L one trainers because there is, I think that what I’m hearing from a lot of affiliates, probably a dozen in the last year is that they’re having trouble finding trainers. Sev do you talk to Nicole often? What do you, no, I don’t. I have not talked to Nicole. When I got the day I got fired. I think she probably sent me a, a very nice text. That’s that’s cool. Like, Hey, I’m really sorry. Fuck you.

Mattew Ouza (28:30):

Like when rich went over that six place team,

Sevan Matossian (28:35):

I’m I? Yeah, I’m really sorry. Um, lose my fucking number. No, um,

Mattew Ouza (28:40):

Never fucking again,

Sevan Matossian (28:41):

She sent me something nice. I don’t know what she said, but, but it was, it was very nice. I, I had a, um, I don’t even know how to describe my relationship with her. We, we were, we were all family there, so she, I would say she was like a sister. Um, nothing was perfect, but, um, I think that there was a lot of mutual, uh, respect. We both fucking grinded. I got nothing. I have only the best shit to say about her. She’s a fucking, she’s in 11 and a, in a world full of fucking twos. Um, and, and I don’t know, I don’t know what she thinks, but I do know that she takes her shit very seriously like that. Yeah. That would be my, that was the hardest thing working about with working with Nicole. She takes everything so fucking seriously. And as you guys see, I’m, I, I work hard, but, uh, I think a lot of things are funny, Nicole. Um, Nicole’s a perfectionist, so that’s, that’s what I got, but no, I have not talked to her. Um, but she, she wants whatever’s best for the company. Uh, I know she knows. Um, Dave’s an amazing leader. I know. Knows that.

Sevan Matossian (29:44):

Okay. So we don’t know, uh, we get two free spots for hosting L ones and give them to our members. You’re a good dude. That’s

Mattew Ouza (29:51):

Cool. Good dude. How come mine? My gym’s never hosted in L one. It checks all the boxes. I even tried to like apply and like enough

Sevan Matossian (29:58):


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