Thu, 18 September 2014
(sorry everyone, this episode sat finished for a few days and I realized I never threw it up.)
In this episode, we talk our excitemet for NXT Takeover 2: The Takeovering, NXT invading Raw, Jerry Springer on Raw, and more Monday night... "goodness" (well, there was some goodness).
We then talk production sheets, Graveyard matches, lots and lots of shoots and more, as it's Bash at the Beach 2000!
We name MVP and LVP, and later this week, we'll do part 2 of Mike and Rex Watch Wrestling!
Direct download: Episode_71_-_WCW_Bash_at_the_Beach_2000.mp3
Category:2000s WCW -- posted at: 9:28 AM
Tue, 9 September 2014
In this episode, we talk the WrestleCrap-esque Growing Up Bella feud, the heel turn of Gold and Stardust, and more as we kick off with Raw. Then, we talk the things TNA is doing right, even if they're not that numerous, and the really excellent Jay Lethal-ACH match on Ring of Honor TV lately, although Mike refuses to apologize. We also talk about the plans for the WWE tag division going forward, including whether The Acension and the Realest Guys in the Room should come up as heels or faces.
After a break, it's early John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar, a six-man tag Raw worthy, Goldberg's WWE debut, Teddy Long's shoe, and a picture of Kurt Angle with gold medals stapled to it. Clearly important, important stuff as it's Backlash 2003!
We name our MVPs and LVPs and then reveal what we're watching for next week, Bash at the Beach 2000. Yeah, it's that one.
Fri, 29 August 2014
(Mike's note: I want to apologize for how late this episode is in going up. Lately, life's been Brock Lesnar and I've been John Cena.)
We kick this off talking SummerSlam and the fall out on Raw. We follow that by discussing Bully Ray departing from TNA, and if he has a WWE run in him. We then turn to Twitter, where a series of tweets from a listener makes us talk about Titus O'Neill and Adrian Neville.
After the break, we talk about our favorite tag teams, why we might see team tiers differently, what makes a great tag team and more!
Next week, we'll be discussing Brock vs. Cena I(and we really mean I), as it's Backlash 2003.
Thu, 14 August 2014
In this episode, the audio cuts out poorly to get things going, but we get into Alberto Del Rio's firing from WWE and their handling of it. We then talk about Kevin Steen signing with NXT, Jessicka Havok in TNA and whether or not WWE will sign TNA-experienced signings, and more. Then it's Raw talk, about whether or not the show was just forgettable or really bad, and Dixie Carter finally goes through a table, but do we care?
After a break, it's an Iron Man Match with a terrible ending, a submission match between a pair of Canadians, and much more, as it's Judgment Day 2000!
Next week, in lieu of a traditional episode, we're going to do the news and cover SummerSlam and then talk tag teams. What makes a great one, our favorites, and some prospective ones we'd like to see.
Mon, 4 August 2014
In this episode, we talk about the reports Spike TV has cancelled Impact Wrestling, and it's effect on the wrestling business and the talent involved. We go from there to talk about Fergal Devitt joining TNA, and Rex and I disagree on Kalisto's ultimate ceiling in the company.
From there it's Battleground, our discussion on the non-match between Ambrose and Rollins, and more.
After our break, it's the Steiners being awesome, El Gigante being less so, clipped matches, funny endings, and weirdly enough, what Triple H and Stephanie role play about in bed. Yeah, it's that kind of episode.
We name our MVPs and LVPs and then reveal what we're watching next week, Judgment Day 2000.
Fri, 18 July 2014
To watch this playlist, click here!
This week, after a brief discussion of last week's Ring of Honor show, we jump right into the playlist. We left the technical hiccups and everything in, so you can follow along as you watch the matches.
Included in the playlist:
- AJ Styles vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, TNA Final Resolution 2006
Mike wraps it up solo and reveals which show we're watching for next week, WCW Japan Supershow 1!
Sun, 13 July 2014
In this episode, we announce next week's Mike and Rex Watch Wrestling, an experiment where we take a youtube playlist, almost all of it mystery, and watch it and react live. The only two matches confirmed for next week are Ricky Steamboat vs. Tiger Mask II, and AJ Styles vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi.
We talk about Rex's rather inflammatory CM Punk article, with Mike disagreeing where he falls in the all-time greats.
We talk Raw, Roman Reigns and John Cena, where they must be going with Brock Lesnar, and more. Then, because we know you like hearing us in pain, we talk about TNA and Kurt Angle being the least successful authority figure ever and Brittany's heel turn, even though it took us a few minutes to remember Santana Garrett's TNA name.
After the break, it's Great Sasuke, Mike not liking the main event as much as most, a disagreement on HHH's working prime and more, as we talk Canadian Stampede!
We name our MVPs and LVPs, and then, due to next week's unique structure, don't name an event for our next full length episode.
Direct download: Episode206720-20WWF20In20Your20House20Canadian20Stampede.mp3
Category:1990s WWE -- posted at: 6:43 AM
Tue, 8 July 2014
In this episode, we kick things off with the strange week of Emma. We talk about her potential implications and the oddness therein. We then talk Money in the Bank, why the Cena win might make sense going forward, Dean Ambrose being insanely over, and more.
Then we touch on Raw before moving on to TNA and Kurt Angle being the oddest face authority figure.
After a break, it's the NWA World Tag Team Title Tournament on the Clash of the Champions. The Malenko Brothers representing "Europe", Harley Race being racist, and some really good wrestling.
We name our MVPs and LVPs and then reveal which show we're watching next week, In Your House: Canadian Stampede!
Direct download: Episode_66_-_WCW_Clash_of_the_Champions_XIX.mp3
Category:1990s WCW -- posted at: 4:38 AM
Fri, 27 June 2014
In this episode, we kick off with Rex talking his trip to Chicago to see Chikara over the weekend. He talks about visiting the Squared Circle in Chi-town and the overall experience. Mike talks ROH Best of the World 2014 (as Rex hasn't seen it yet), his complaints with Roderick Strong and the main event. We then talk about TNA Slammiversary, and our feelings mesh about it not being as good as advertised.
It's then Raw talk with our speculation on who will win the WWE World Heavyweight Title at Money in the Bank. And of course, we gush over Stardust.
After a break, we end up with a show so bad we take several tangents off in it, ECW Living Dangerously 1999. It's Steve Corino being awesome, RVD being RVD, and more.
We name our MVPs and LVPs, talk the future of the show a little, and reveal which show we're watching next week, Clash of the Champions XIX, which at this point might as well be entitled "Mike's Revenge".
Direct download: Episode_65_-_ECW_Living_Dangerously_1999.mp3
Category:1990s ECW -- posted at: 6:07 PM
Sat, 14 June 2014
(Ed. Note: I want to apologize for the lateness of this episode. I was sick all week after recording and wasn't able to put it together until Friday night, even though it was recorded on Tuesday. I hope you all enjoy it! -M)
In this episode, we kick it off with the Raw that Mike was in the arena for, the fallout for the breakup of the Shield. Mike rants a bit about the IWC bitching over John Cena teaming with Ambrose and Reigns, and we discuss just how good Sheamus vs. Bad New Barrett was. Then we discuss an absolutely horrid episode of TNA Impact.
After a break, it's the Ding Dongs, Billy Ocean, WWE Network edits, and a great main event, as we're talking Clash of the Champions VII: Guts and Glory!
We name our MVPs and LVPs, and then reveal which show we're reviewing next week, ECW Living Dangerously 1999!
Direct download: Episode206420-20NWA20Clash20of20the20Champions20VII20-20Guts20and20Glory.mp3
Category:1980s NWA -- posted at: 7:52 AM