REVIEW of Dave Castro’s WIR Dec 4, 2023

Mattew Souza (00:00):

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Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Bucks. Who won the bet? The Tao doesn’t take Betts. No, no, sorry. The Tao doesn’t take sides. It gives birth to both good and evil. The master doesn’t take sides. She welcomes both saints and sinners. The Tao is like a bellows. It is empty yet infinitely capable. Oh, like Avi. The more you use it, the more it produces. The more you talk of it, the less you understand. Hold on to the center baby. That is your doda Ching reading. You know there’s a few people in the audience. 99% are like, what the fuck? And 1% is like, oh my God, he just spoke to me. Oh my. Hey Mike McCaskey. I’m rich. Me too baby. Me too. Welcome to the club. A Rambler. What’s up? You’re at the airport. Cool. You know people think you’re weird, Audrey. Hey, how are you Paul? What’s up buddy? How you doing? How you doing? What is it? Nice part dude. What the fuck is going on with your O’Hare? But I appreciate the comment. 69th Bur Dude. Second. Hey, good to see you. Su first. SU’s first. I saw Susa before I saw any of you guys dj. I don’t like those odds. He’s always like that is really, is that the rep? I don’t think that’s true. I don’t

Mattew Souza (01:29):

Think that’s true.

Sevan Matossian (01:30):

Yeah, I’m right on time. I’m What’s up sexy folks? Susa, you covered from the party yet everyone teased me for those seven photos. They thought I printed them out and left them on the tables on. I don’t even want to know what that’s about. You’re freaking me out.

Mattew Souza (01:49):

I printed out all the photos we got from our 10 year anniversary, but there was a crap load of ’em. Of you and Mike and Mike shirtless. So I handed them to him and I was like, here you go bro. Your private collection.

Sevan Matossian (01:59):

Hey, I hope there wasn’t a white dollop on any of those photos. A white dollop. Josh, what’s up buddy? What is up? Still haven’t forgotten the invite. I need to visit you Ivana. Hey, want to love? Huh? Anytime baby. Anytime. Okay. SE fitness, whatever that means. Santa Cruz Fitness, Adam SE Fitness is all up in my dms these days. Keeping me up late at night. Extra sloppy. Hey. Okay listen, it is the Dave Castro week in review, review of the week in review the Dave Castro and I was like, Hey, I don’t want to spend a lot of time on this bullshit tonight, so I’m not going to invite a lot of people. Oh, and Susan was the only one who could come. I, wow. 22 minutes. Holy shit. Well we better not fool around. Party settle in party. Ready to party.

Mattew Souza (03:00):

Let’s do it.

Sevan Matossian (03:01):

Okay, let’s

Mattew Souza (03:02):

Go. We

Speaker 3 (03:03):

Can review December 4th, 2023. Cap. Michelle, not cap main site. Michelle Laundre is programming for main site for the next two weeks. So if you want some cool, fun programming, check out the main site. Michelle is our guest programmer of this continuing effort we have going on with main site where we bring in community,

Sevan Matossian (03:27):

Oh my god, a cis white woman’s doing main site. How exciting.

Speaker 3 (03:31):

Members to program. She’s a longtime games athlete, affiliate owner. She has her own programming platform now that she offers. Think affiliate programming, competitive programming and programming for just the average CrossFitter. She’s also coaches. She coaches Patrick Vener and I think a number of other athletes. So Michelle Lare is our current guest programmer on main site.

Sevan Matossian (03:55):

Michelle Lare. Is he saying her name right?

Mattew Souza (03:59):

I don’t know. I thought it was like Michelle Laton. Isn’t it the weird French thing when you don’t really?

Sevan Matossian (04:05):

Michelle Lara

Mattew Souza (04:07):


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Speaker 3 (04:10):

The health summit is February, early February.

Mattew Souza (04:13):


Sevan Matossian (04:13):

Health summit

Mattew Souza (04:17):

Is early

Sevan Matossian (04:19):

February. The health summit.

Speaker 3 (04:21):

It’s in Austin, Texas. So check it out. Sign up. If you haven’t, would love to see you there. We have a

Sevan Matossian (04:27):

Great, oh my god, he’s so excited.

Mattew Souza (04:30):

Wow, this is an amazing plug.

Sevan Matossian (04:35):

The Health summit in Austin. Did his dog just die? My god, what is wrong with this dude? This is at 1.25. It feels like it’s at 0.75. It

Mattew Souza (04:48):

Is. Oh no.

Sevan Matossian (04:52):

Health Summit. Austin, Texas.

Mattew Souza (04:54):

February 3rd,

Sevan Matossian (04:56):

Dave will be there. You can ask him what he’s on when he does the weekend review my god

Speaker 3 (05:01):

List of speakers. There’s going to be a couple panels. I will be on one of the panels. I don’t know the topic yet. Also I will be leading a work. How the

Sevan Matossian (05:08):

Fuck could you be on a panel already and not know the topic?

Mattew Souza (05:14):


Sevan Matossian (05:14):

That’s like noble. We got a brand, we just don’t know what we’re going to sell. I’m on a panel but I don’t know what it’s about. That’s weird, dude. That’s a little weird.

Mattew Souza (05:27):

Yeah, that’s funny. Geez. He’s

Speaker 3 (05:30):

Going to be on the day prior

Mattew Souza (05:33):

Said I think he might be on that panel of Jocko.

Sevan Matossian (05:36):

Oh, okay,

Speaker 3 (05:38):


Sevan Matossian (05:38):

Check out. Well him and then it’s going to be about energy drinks and not wanting, it’s going to be one guy telling all his seal stories and one guy who doesn’t want to tell ’em one guy who can’t get him out fast enough and the other guy doesn’t want tell a single one. Yeah,

Mattew Souza (05:51):

I don’t one leave

Sevan Matossian (05:52):

Dave alone. He doesn’t want to talk about

Mattew Souza (05:54):

Seal stories.

Speaker 3 (05:55):

Our Health summit in Austin, Texas in early February, last week I was in Fort Worth for a day checking out the venue and we were looking at layouts for different pieces of the competition, where things were going to go, where people were going to be, not much in relation to the actual competition but more into the logistics of everything and the behind the scenes and actually even spectator village, stuff like that. So a really good meeting. I think we got a lot done. So every time I go to that venue I’m excited about the event being there and the future of the games in that arena for the next year. So

Sevan Matossian (06:35):

Excited. For those of you who don’t know, what he just said was I went to fucking the game site and we said the events will be here, the warmup area will be here, the medical will be here, the media will be here. The vendor village. That’s what they did. That’s what it was. He went there and did that and then probably also did work on some thoughts on some events too

Speaker 3 (06:53):

About that. From there I flew to Texas, or not Texas, I flew to North Carolina and I went to Fort Bragg, went to a friend’s retirement. Really good event. Enjoyed it. Man had served 25, 26 years in the army and so really cool seeing him at his work

Sevan Matossian (07:13):

Getting when he says that that means it was a Delta force guy. When he says the army, that’s Dave’s way of saying Delta force. That’s the regiment. Chuck Norris was in

Speaker 3 (07:22):

Elevated by those. He served with, I had worked with the guy a long time ago, stayed in contact with him still and close friends with him and so it was really special thing to be at his retirement.

Sevan Matossian (07:31):

For those of you don’t know, Dave was a Navy seal, I think they’re called operators. There’s different teams for the Navy Seals. Dave was in the highest level team that you could be in, meaning that you got the most fighting in general. That’s what it means. You have the most skills, you have the most CEUs continued education units you can get at the health summit. Yes

Mattew Souza (07:53):


Sevan Matossian (07:53):

Can. And he also did a swap with Delta force, meaning in the second grade you might swap out with a different school somewhere. Well he swapped out some of the seals went to Delta Force and some of the Delta Force guys came to the seals. I don’t think it’s a lot of dudes who do that.

Mattew Souza (08:09):

No, it’s called dev group. Right. And the selection process for that is crazy. It’s harder than even the seals.

Sevan Matossian (08:15):

Oh, I’ve heard that term used the development group. That’s when it’s mixed. Oh, you’re talking about being SEAL team six is dev group

Mattew Souza (08:22):

Or when they mix ’em up, you’ll get a combat controller from the airports. You get one of these Delta guys or a couple of these Delta guys, a couple of SEAL team and get the tip of the spear from each part and put ’em together for

Sevan Matossian (08:31):

Mission. Okay, yeah.

Mattew Souza (08:34):

Says this guy who doesn’t know much about them.

Sevan Matossian (08:37):

I thought it shows how much. I know. I thought that US civilians call them seal team six, but Seals don’t call themselves that cells that they call themselves the development group, but what you’re saying is might right. Some smart assholes will tell us in the comments in a second. Yeah,

Mattew Souza (08:51):

Deb grew for sure

Sevan Matossian (08:53):

Anyway. Dave had a job where he got bad guys.

Speaker 3 (08:57):

Met up with some of our folks at 18th Airborne Corps with the army effort that we have going on and so that was cool

Sevan Matossian (09:01):

With that army effort. That means right there that he went to go Airborn corps to his friend’s retirement party but then build it to CrossFit. He also did some work there. The army you had

Speaker 3 (09:11):

Take the company card.

Sevan Matossian (09:14):

Okay, Adam Dev group is SEAL team six. Okay, so point not point for Suze. Okay, good. We dunno is called mixed bag of nuts, but that was Dave. The first part was talking to us. The second part was talking to Dawn and hr, just so you know, I did some work over there.

Speaker 3 (09:32):

Actually we have courses going on in Europe too right now that just started a week ago. So we have courses for third ID in Savannah, Georgia that are going on and concurrently at the same time we have courses for third ID Europe that’s

Sevan Matossian (09:45):

Cool as shit

Speaker 3 (09:45):

At multiple different locations. So really proud of the team, really happy that it’s scaling like it is and we’re able to make a powerful impact on

Sevan Matossian (09:55):

Hey, if you’re a CrossFitter and you hear this, this is fucking huge. You want army fucking guys doing this shit. You want all first responders, all law enforcement officers, all military doing CrossFit. It is critical in my opinion to the success of the brand. It is like a big fuck you to the world. It’s tip of the spear shit and those guys come out and open affiliates and join gyms and those guys tell a lot of people, those guys are great for the brand. You got this dipshit in Dubai saying CrossFit’s dead. Have you seen this fucking idiot? Oh yeah.

Speaker 3 (10:30):

That was ridiculous

Sevan Matossian (10:31):

Though. Yeah, that was so ridiculous. This is when he’s cuddled in the corner and the fucking US army comes in and saves him from fucking Iran. He won’t be saying that shit and all those guys do CrossFit. Yeah. Okay, here we go. Agree. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you. Bingo. Yeah, thank you. Thank you. Dave handled the bad own brace. Yes, thank you. Here we go.

Speaker 3 (10:52):

No soldiers. By empowering them with the knowledge they need to make themselves better war fighters. And while I was there on the way back, I stopped off at two affiliates. I actually stopped at like five, but a number of them were closed. It was at range from when after lunch to before four or five that affiliates typically aren’t open. So as I was driving from four Bag to Raleigh, I Google local affiliates or CrossFit stopped off at a couple that were closed, three or four that were closed and then ended up hitting a couple, so two that were open, great visits. They were super close to RDU, the airport and had a good time talking to both affiliate owners. There are two gyms that are 800 meters apart, so the one is here and the other one is 800 meters down the road and those two gyms get along great.


One is really big and they have a sports performance wing to it. The other is really small and they have very different looks both fundamentally doing CrossFit inside and they’re both affiliates. One with the sports performance also has a lot of non CrossFit stuff. They even have batting gauges, but really cool to see them both getting along and being so close. I’ve been to other locations where, well Miami, even in Guido Trinidad’s gym, I don’t know if the other one’s still open, but I know he is for a while. His 200 meter or 200 yard T turnaround point was another affiliate. I’ve also been to locations in San Diego where it’s like that. Now I’m not saying that I endorse that. I’m also not saying it’s a bad thing. What I’m simply doing is saying, I’m just highlighting there are instances where gyms are close to each other and everyone gets along and everyone’s doing fine. I acknowledge there are also circumstances where gyms are close together, CrossFit gyms and they do not get along, but it’s not just if they’re close together there’s issues with it. That’s not the case. I think sometimes people will make you try to believe that, but it’s not always that way.

Mattew Souza (12:43):

Is that directly to the conversation we had last time? I wonder with

Sevan Matossian (12:47):

Him on the show or

Mattew Souza (12:48):

No, because we were like, Taylor and I were talking about it and I was like, yeah, there is some of that Depends on the proximity if their is going to be more competitive.

Sevan Matossian (12:55):


Mattew Souza (12:58):

Yeah, I mean that’s just my,

Sevan Matossian (13:01):

We don’t even coincidences. Yeah. Interesting. Okay. I will say this. So Dave was visiting Jims that it sounds like the day that the email went out to affiliates, most affiliates, Susie didn’t get one to most affiliates saying that their prices were going up. By the way, Susie’s prices aren’t going up probably because he does this show and they’re terrified of him. He did not get, the prices are actually going down.

Mattew Souza (13:26):

Excuse me. They pay me now.

Sevan Matossian (13:30):

So Dave was out visiting affiliates. That being said, Dave visits affiliates all the time. He’s so good at that. What do you think about affiliates being closed during the middle of the day?

Mattew Souza (13:40):

That’s very typical. Mine is two to classes, but usually that’s the time that I’ll get in there and work out or a couple of the coaches will work out like me. Albert, when Mike coaches, he usually gets in there early, works out at that time. So we’re usually open, but most are closed classes are

Sevan Matossian (13:55):

Going on. It sounds like Annie runs a class every half hour, fucking 12 hours a day.

Mattew Souza (14:00):

Yeah. Well, with the size of her gym she would have to accommodate that many people, right?

Sevan Matossian (14:04):

A thousand. Yeah,

Mattew Souza (14:06):

That’s good for them. That’s amazing. That’s nuts.

Sevan Matossian (14:08):

And she said it’s flattened. What? It’s flattened at a thousand.

Mattew Souza (14:13):

Oh, it flattened at 250 K revenue a month. So we’re real disappointed. Hey, how bummed do you think those gyms were that watch this and was like, oh, did he stop by and I missed it?

Sevan Matossian (14:26):

Oh right, right.

Mattew Souza (14:27):

So bummed. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (14:29):

You ever stopped by your gym?

Mattew Souza (14:31):

No. You got invite a couple of times, but

Sevan Matossian (14:33):

You invited him to the tenure,

Mattew Souza (14:35):

Invited him to the tenure. You

Sevan Matossian (14:36):

Invited Greg to the tenure. Katie Hogan was there.

Mattew Souza (14:38):

Katie Hogan was there. Yes she was. Yeah, Craig Howard, you

Sevan Matossian (14:41):

Were there. The powerful Katie Hogan.

Speaker 3 (14:45):

Now I’ll dive into comments.

Sevan Matossian (14:46):

I mean that sincerely by the way too. That’s a powerful human being.

Mattew Souza (14:49):

Yeah, that was awesome. That

Sevan Matossian (14:51):

Charming, intense, beautiful present cleans more than me, all that shit. All the metrics of power

Mattew Souza (14:59):

Works her ass off for all the affiliates out here.

Sevan Matossian (15:01):

There you go. Do you like her? You like your country manager?

Mattew Souza (15:04):

Yeah, I mean she has such a huge region that the fact that she’s able to keep up with it even at a small part, it’s just nuts. They really have a large expectation of her. I mean she fulfills it, but it’s a lot of

Sevan Matossian (15:15):

Work. Yeah, imagine she came out on a Saturday to your

Mattew Souza (15:19):

Yeah, yeah,

Sevan Matossian (15:21):

She hates you.

Speaker 3 (15:23):

Let’s cross it. Affiliate fee is for licensing. Beyond that, what HQ is offering us is extra and well above and beyond 4,500 is a low barrier to entry compared to most businesses. So he’s talking about the recent changes that we made with the affiliate agreement.

Sevan Matossian (15:39):

Oh, thanks. We know we

Speaker 3 (15:42):

Raised the fee, the annual fee from 3000 to 4,500. It’ll take place. It’ll go into effect next year. And we also added a level two requirement. So every affiliate owner within a year of opening must have their L two or for those who’ve been around for a while, when they sign this licensing agreement, they must get their level two within one year. The good news is 50% of affiliate owners currently have a level two. So if it’s trending in the right direction, this move will just ensure that we get all of them to have their level two. Why the level two requirement? Because we believe the level two is a step in helping maintain a higher level of quality within the affiliates, a higher level of training within the affiliates. And one way we can impact that and make it better is to have a requirement like that.


So we think it makes a lot of sense. I think it makes a lot of sense. A lot of affiliates seem to be pretty supportive of it and again, with this goal of trying to improve the quality and the quality specifically on the product, on the floor product, the actual training, and it is cool to see the amount of support that that decision is getting. There’s been less, I don’t want to say less support, there’s been more controversy around the actual fee increase, but still a lot of support for that too. And clearly Beach House CrossFit here is showing support, so appreciate that.

Sevan Matossian (16:56):

Just to be clear, I think you can still open an affiliate with a level one. Yep.


Then you have one year to get your level two and 90% of the people who’ve communicated to me in dms, which is hundreds of them just to my account alone, not including the podcast and on Instagram in the comments have all said they’re stoked on the level two. That being said, and don’t anyone try to figure this out, you guys don’t know the most influential gym in all of CrossFit. The owner there will not be getting a level two and so we may see this come to a head. That will be very interesting to see how they with that want to see in the private chat

Mattew Souza (17:53):

Striked my curiosity. Yeah, I just realized that my shit, oh, mine is expired. I have to go get it this month.

Sevan Matossian (18:05):

Well you have a year to get it.

Mattew Souza (18:07):

No, no, no. My level two I’ve already had for five years.

Sevan Matossian (18:11):

Oh, so you might be affiliated next week. It’s Livermore Fitness.

Mattew Souza (18:15):

Yeah. Community Fitness of Livermore. CFL.

Sevan Matossian (18:21):


Mattew Souza (18:21):

This will be my third time getting You’ll

Sevan Matossian (18:22):

Never guess the gym. You guys don’t know the gym. That’s what’s amazing. Remember even Jesus had a teacher and you don’t know who that teacher is

Mattew Souza (18:31):

Very wise tonight.

Sevan Matossian (18:33):

Thank you, thank you, thank you. It’s because I’m 48 hours of just a ribeye and some sogo sticks.

Mattew Souza (18:42):

Nice clarity. Yeah, I bet I got to get on that.

Speaker 3 (18:47):

Are you ready for OU two Rock? Why does CrossFit continue to go without a media team? Do you think? They’re just,

Sevan Matossian (18:54):

Oh, that’s the guy’s name. OU two R and then they ask why is CrossFit going without a media team? Okay.

Speaker 3 (19:00):

Being stubborn. Even if they just have a strong social media team, it can grow the business for both the affiliates and headquarters. We do have a media team. I think

Mattew Souza (19:11):

Here we’re

Sevan Matossian (19:12):

Davy. Oh,

Mattew Souza (19:14):

Davy. Hey. He had a tell in that. Do you see that?

Sevan Matossian (19:19):

No, let’s rewind it. Oh, Davy

Mattew Souza (19:23):

10 seconds Watch does with the

Speaker 3 (19:24):

Jacket for that too. And clearly Beach House CrossFit here is showing support, so appreciate that.

Sevan Matossian (19:30):

Is he flexing? Showing the camo like, hey, careful.

Mattew Souza (19:33):

No, I it out. I’m bundling up and I’m securing myself.

Sevan Matossian (19:37):

Okay. I like that jacket. Okay, here we go.

Speaker 3 (19:40):

He four ou, two Rock. Why does CrossFit continue to go without a media team? Do you think they’re just being stubborn, even if they just have a strong social media team, it can grow the business for both the affiliates and headquarters? Ty? We do have a media team. I think when you say, or when people say, well, your first name, why does CrossFit continue to go without a media team? We have a media team. We don’t have the same type of media team we’ve had.

Sevan Matossian (20:02):

I’m going to try using that one too. Using that one too. Okay. We do have a media team. We don’t have the same media team.

Speaker 3 (20:10):

In the past, there’s been eras in our history where we’ve had media teams that were probably five times the size of our current one. We obviously don’t have that now. We’re not being stubborn, you said. Do you think they’re just being stubborn? Even if they just have a strong social media team, it can grow the business for both affiliates and headquarters. And I do agree media can grow the business for both affiliates and the headquarters. So again, we do have a media team. We’re not being stubborn. We do realize that media can grow. The affiliates and headquarters can grow the community. So we will continue to push. I will continue to push on our team and we will, hopefully you will see us do more media on the things that people like affiliate owners and trainers in the community want to see other than just always games content. I think we’ve, for the last several years, been a little biased towards games content. Even during the Greg era, there was a period where we were doing too much games content. Then Greg radically course corrected that by frankly getting rid of a lot of media and then went in the other direction. And so we’ve been back and forth on where we are with the status of that and a lot of work to do there and hopefully we’ll show some vast improvement in the near future. With that Mark,

Sevan Matossian (21:21):

I’m, I went over to the CrossFit YouTube station


And I’m going to click on the videos button and there’s a, oh look it, they got some rich phoning using CrossFit to train for the outdoors. Oh, is that, what is that? They got a premier coming up on December 6th. Notify me. I’m going to watch that. Notification’s on, they got a video that came out two days ago that’s three minutes long. They got a med ball clean demo. That’s three days ago. That’s cool. Then they got something six days ago. Competition is not a dirty word. Seven days ago, CrossFits, for anybody fucking, that was the video that Hiller pointed out that they bought views for. That video is so fucking bad. It’s crazy. It is so bad. You got to put out stuff that doesn’t hurt the brand. Then they got seven days ago. So they’ve really upped their media. I mean they’re putting out stuff every two days now. They got CrossFit kids, they got Olympic lifting, double unders, dramatic changes. So in the last two weeks they have 1, 2, 3, lemme see. Hold on. A 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. They have 14 pieces. They’re averaging one piece a day. This is new before that, just so you know. Then it goes three weeks, then four weeks, and then it gets really drawn out. So in the last two weeks something has happened.

Mattew Souza (23:09):

Okay, so they did update. Is some of that recycled material too? Like the med ball clean demo is that, don’t tell me Julie Che.

Sevan Matossian (23:16):

No, it’s actually Eric O’Connor who’s the longest tenured L one longest tenured seminar stuff. I dunno if it’s the longest, but most seminars, the guy’s a complete stud, cool old training partner.

Mattew Souza (23:31):

So it’s new content

Sevan Matossian (23:33):

I think. Yeah, this is impressive. Well, okay. I would still say that as far as I know, that is not true. They do have a media team, they have a marketing team and I’m not just using and that’s how they think. They don’t think like a media team. They think like a marketing team. But man, it looks like I have a lot of content to watch. I didn’t know that that was happening over there. Okay. Alright. 14. 14 videos. 14 days before that. It was like 14 videos. 14 months.

Mattew Souza (24:05):


Sevan Matossian (24:07):

All right.

Speaker 3 (24:09):

Mark average.

Sevan Matossian (24:12):

I wonder if they’ll bring back the app that we used to have. What’s crazy is I don’t get notifications when those videos are posted either.

Mattew Souza (24:21):

Yeah, either. Do

Sevan Matossian (24:22):

I and I I’ve subscribe all.

Mattew Souza (24:25):

Yeah. And turn on notifications for all.

Sevan Matossian (24:27):

Yeah. Turn on notifications for all.

Mattew Souza (24:29):

Yeah, me too. Hopefully they keep ramping that up. I’d love to see, I think at the minimum we should see three pieces of content across every platform every day.

Sevan Matossian (24:46):

The platforms you’re talking about are

Mattew Souza (24:48):

YouTube, Instagram, yeah. Facebook.

Sevan Matossian (24:52):


Mattew Souza (24:52):

Up a TikTok. Reach a younger generation every platform. There’s no reason why it doesn’t. Like they have to make an individual video for those. They could shoot a bunch of stuff and then clip it into shorts and then package it for each individual platform and then publish it that way. But it should be, yeah, it should be a lot more.

Sevan Matossian (25:14):

Fit com media. You type CrossFit into the search of YouTube. Moreson content pops up than actual CrossFit channel. Yeah, they got to fix that. And if they keep publishing every day, they will fix that dude. Tomorrow morning, Tyson beget.

Mattew Souza (25:31):

Yeah, that’s cool.

Sevan Matossian (25:31):

Got confirmation tonight. Quarterback for the Chicago Bears the next day. Greg Glassman, founder and creator of CrossFit the next day. Rich, I think I just want to have those people on every week.

Mattew Souza (25:49):

Just those three, just that rotation.

Sevan Matossian (25:52):

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday rotation.

Mattew Souza (25:55):

That’d be awesome.

Sevan Matossian (25:56):

Tyson, Greg Rich

Mattew Souza (25:59):

This week was stacked. We had Annie and Rob this morning. Crazy Tyson Tomorrow. Greg Wednesday. Rich Thursday. Mayhem Boys on Friday.

Sevan Matossian (26:07):

Tim Murray twice.

Mattew Souza (26:08):


Sevan Matossian (26:09):

Winner of Wheel Wad.

Mattew Souza (26:11):

Yep. Yeah. Congratulations.

Sevan Matossian (26:12):

Tim. Tim Murray, winner of Wheel wad. Jedi Nelson. Also champions only on this. Yeah,

Mattew Souza (26:17):

Winner’s baby. Get Hunter back on here. I

Sevan Matossian (26:23):

Haven’t seen yet. Hold on. Lemme check one more thing. We’ll talk afterwards. Okay. We’ll talk afterwards. I’ll make a little note here. Something I want to ask you about. There was something published today that I haven’t seen yet. I want to ask you about. Okay, hold on. Here we go.

Speaker 3 (26:37):

Hey, thanks for doing these great stuff and very formative. You’ve been transparent and genuine. The bomb was dropped today. Affiliate dues are going up. Please provide some general commentary on the matter, the decision making process, the survey, et cetera. Thank you in advance. So up above or previously a few minutes ago, I talk about, I gave some general commentary on the matter in terms of the decision making process. It’s a decision that’s been going on for a very long time and we’ve had a lot of meetings and dialogue on the survey obviously was to get a third party involved to kind of support with some third party perspective or to give us feedback on the direction we were going. And so that’s what the survey was for. And we have had a lot of discussion internally and ultimately we launched this week and I think it’s going as well as it can be. I think it could have gone way worse and I don’t think it’s there.

Sevan Matossian (27:29):

What’d he say?

Mattew Souza (27:30):

I think it could have gone way worse.

Sevan Matossian (27:32):

I mean, before all that I heard that last thing. I didn’t hear the stuff in between him reading it and that.

Mattew Souza (27:38):

Yeah, they had meetings. They had meetings and they taxed that ass. It have gone.

Sevan Matossian (27:47):

Oh, Davy. Davy, what’s that cord on the ground back there? A hard drive.

Mattew Souza (27:53):

Looks like it, huh?

Sevan Matossian (27:55):

Oh, Davy. Okay. So why did he even read that question?

Mattew Souza (28:01):

I mean, I think he has to, right? Everybody wants him to address it on here. He

Sevan Matossian (28:05):

Already talked about it once and he doesn’t read every question, does he?

Mattew Souza (28:10):

No. Yeah, I think he picks ’em.

Sevan Matossian (28:13):

Yeah. And no one’s ever accused him of cherry avoiding hard questions.

Mattew Souza (28:19):

I feel like he picks the hard questions.

Sevan Matossian (28:21):

Yeah, me too.

Mattew Souza (28:22):


Speaker 3 (28:28):

At Mark Krieger. Oh wow. So the first one was at Mark average. This one’s at Mark Krieger. Okay. This one’s long, so I don’t dunno how I’m going to handle it.

Sevan Matossian (28:37):

Hey, so he printed, he prints this shit out.

Mattew Souza (28:41):

Yeah. I wonder if he just does that. Just copy paste, prints it, and then just goes on this and does this lot like no readthrough or anything. I don’t know. That’s interesting. Right? Least he’s framing it that way. Good morning.

Speaker 3 (28:52):

The affiliate that I’m a member of as of December, sir first will no longer be, this makes me sad. We’ll still have the same programming, the same methodology, and most of the OGs will still be there. I have questions on topics of the games. How are the games funded? The breakdown from affiliate fees to open fees, level one fees and so on. Or do sponsors totally fund the games?

Sevan Matossian (29:12):

This guy just pivoted from my gym’s de affiliating to, he wants a breakdown of games cost.

Mattew Souza (29:18):

He wants financials. What’s

Sevan Matossian (29:19):

Wrong with you guys who write these questions? What are you tarted? If you act tarted and you ask Dave a question, then we can’t even rail on Dave. You got to at least give us something to work with. We can’t. He should just crumple that up and go next.

Speaker 3 (29:35):

Also, do you think, okay, so I’ll stop there. So no, the games aren’t, I have questions, have the games funded, soap sponsorship open all stages. We’re trying to self-fund it and not have to take from the affiliate fees or the level one to support the games. Has there been instances in the past where that has been the case? Yes, but for the most part.

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