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Start off 2014 with a deluxe-sized episode of “The Dusty Finish”. This episode the boys are starting the year off big discussing Brock Lesnar, the return of Batista, the controversial Daniel Bryan turn, and much more. Plus we finally get to Part 1 of the long-awaited “Biggest Dropped Balls/Missed Opportunities in Wrestling History” conversation. It’s an episode I am sure everyone will want to chime in on – so give it a listen, then give us a shout (via Twitter/Email/FB etc. Don’t actually shout, that’s rude, man.) 2014 is going to be a huge year for TDF podcast, and we’re setting the tone with one of our strongest eps yet. Give it a listen, and tell your friends.
We discuss the Title Unification at TLC, handicap matches, Sin Cara swapping, Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania and more. (Not too much more, that’s pretty much it.)
The Dusty boys give their ‘Survivor Series’ predictions, as well as discussing people being punished for their ‘bad attitude’ backstage and why the weekly free TV has become so much better than the PPVs. A can’t miss discussion. Check it out, you marks.
This week hear what the Dusty boys think of Curtis Axel, the continued rise of The Shield, the return of CM PUNK, the potential of The Wyatt Family on RAW, and much much more! Plus, just in time for all your summer celebrations: find out how Berserker and Mr. Fuji throw a party! HUSS! HUSS!
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.