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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Episode 16.5 “The TNA Problem”

In this special bonus mini-episode, the boys discuss the recent rumors about how ‘Impact’ is paying its talent. We talk about what this could do to morale, as well as some possible repercussions we may already be seeing throughout the industry as a reaction to these kinds of policies. Originally part of our lengthy TNA discussion from Episode 16: “Taker’s Body”, it was cut from the final episode for time, but now it can all be yours for the low low price of Free.99

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Mike’s MOTW 3/22/13

Here are the matches I picked for your viewing enjoyment on Episode 16. I have been on a serious NJPW kick lately (thanks to Bret Hart’s book that I am currently in the middle of) and so I went down a bit of a rabbit hole last week on youtube looking up all these classic match-ups from the 80s/90s. Black Tiger (at the time played by Eddie Guerrero, but both before and after him, played by various other non-Japanese wrestlers) vs arguably the greatest Jr. Heavyweight in Japan’s history – Jyushin Liger. They had a long running feud with multiple matches. The one featured here is the 2nd time they fought for the IWGP Jr. Title. Eddie’s work outside of WWE (Japan, Mexico, ECW, and early WCW) is my favorite part of his career, as much as I do love and respect his later years on the grand stage in WWE. Eddie was one of the greats and going back to this old stuff always serves to remind me of that. I mention on the show how I was ORIGINALLY going to pick a Bret Hart match from NJPW since that’s what got me started down this path in the first place, so I have also included links to the Tiger Mask I vs Bret Hart NJPW match from 1982. Worth it just to see Bret before the ‘Hitman’ gimmick/character is fully formed, and seeing all the little traces of what would later become all his trademark stuff. Great stuff. NJPW history is littered with tons of classic moments/matches, so if you’re not that familiar with Japanese wrestling (or PuroResu) you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy.

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Episode 16: Taker’s Body

This week the boys discuss the big improvements to Impact Wrestling – huge Lockdown PPV, the Bully Ray heel turn, their first Impact on the road from Chicago, etc. We also discuss our thoughts on the Mania 29 card thus far, and we read tweets/emails from the listeners who chime in with their thoughts about the various matches/attractions announced for ‘Wrestlemania 29’. Jam packed show on the ‘Road to Wrestlemania’

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The Warrior Show

When you think “reality TV” I’m sure you immediately think of the Ultimate Warrior.  You don’t?  Well you probably should start right now.  This amazing pilot is perhaps one of the best reality TV trainwrecks ever devised.  You have the Warrior doing his usual incoherent, and motivational(?) screaming.  This time instead of directing his rants at the fans or Hogan, he’s decided to give a rigorous bootcamp training session to the very confused band “Asking Alexandria.”  What results resembles a psychopath putting chains on a bunch of college aged kids in a dimly lit parking lot.  Enjoy!

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Episode 15: HHH Will Violate You

This week on the program, the boys discuss the possibility of Mark Henry/Ryback at Mania 29, the Brock/HHH & Punk/Undertaker feuds, Bret Hart’s comments about HHH and much more. ‘The Professor’ Will Murray also brings us a new segment called ‘Pure Quality’ in which he discusses the amazing Ivelisse Velez. Listen to it or prepare to be violated.

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