Episode 225 – Big Bad Jew

The TLC PPV is a few days away and we’re predicting new tag team champions.

We also discuss Raw, Smackdown, Lucha Underground (why did Sexy Star lose the title so fast?), and the brand new 205Live!

Oh, and spoiler alert: Goldberg is the Big Bad Jew.

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Episode 224 – Impure Heels

WWE Survivor Series left the world in shock as Bill Goldberg pinned Brock Lesnar’s shoulders to mat, in under 90 seconds! We sound off.

Also, we discuss NXT Takeover, Aztec Warfare, Raw, Smackdown, extra large shirt sizes, body shaming and more!

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Goldberg is still ‘Da Man’

It’s a little over twelve hours after Survivor Series 2016 and I am truly shocked. In 2014, we watched Brock Lesnar defeat the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 30, the audience was stunned. Tonight, a pinfall stunned everybody once again, but unlike the sweeping sadness that washed over everyone when Lesnar defeated the Undertaker, this moment was very different. One could speculate as to why the match happened as it did, but let’s stick to the facts – it happened and it happened how it happened.

The fellow fans I was sharing a room with all sat up and leaned toward the screen after the first spear. I managed to pose the question through a gleeful, ear to ear, smile, “how fantastic would it be if this was a total squash?” Well, a second spear followed. Goldberg hoisted the Beast up into the air and delivered a jackhammer. Part of me thought, “he’ll kick out, he kicks out of everything, he’s Brock Lesnar.” The other side of me said, “This might be it, but seriously, there’s no wa- oh.” The ref counted three. The crowd was elated. This 90 second event, culminating in a wrestler that has been unbeatable for almost 3 years getting pinned to the mat, took all the energy was sucked out of the WWE Universe from the Undertaker’s streak ending and spat it right into the end of 2016 with positive momentum.

There are undoubtedly lots of mixed thoughts about what we all watched, but to me, it was an awesome ride. I think I shouted out loud, as did some of my friends. I was 12 years old again watching a superhero put a ravenous beast back in its cage. Even though it’s totally debatable if they did the right thing and if they should have had someone on the full time roster finally beat Brock clean, I came out of this match feeling great. I have no second thoughts about it. It was fun. I’ve watched this match 4 or 5 times again already.

It begs the question, “what happens now?” It was presumed that the rub Lesnar possessed needed to go to someone on the roster and really propel whoever that superstar is. In my view, this does little to tarnish Lesnar, if anything it builds Goldberg up even higher than we ever was. The mythology of the Goldberg character has remained protected after all of these years; the match at Survivor Series was really no departure from that, even if that ultimately is surprising in the context of 2016. Lesnar still is a beast and an S tier wrestler as far as kayfabe goes. Heck, we know he’s beatable, they reminded us of that going into this match. Goldberg, however, left the business 12 years ago with his legacy in tact. Goldberg never lost a one-on-one match clean, period. Who better in the business to grab that torch from Lesnar and pass it on to someone else – while also giving that superstar the distinction of being the first to beat Goldberg cleanly as well (the same rub that the Ultimate Warrior got by being the first superstar to defeat The Immortal Hulk Hogan clean)? It makes a lot of sense. Of course, this plan is contingent on Goldberg sticking around a bit longer. I, for one, look forward to Raw and what’s next …or should I say, “who’s next?”

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Episode 223 – Some Kind of ‘Sploding

What’s there to say? Survivor Series is this weekend and it’s FANTASY WARFARE COME TO LIFE!

Oh and Joey Styles got fired for being a buffoon.

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EVOLVE 72 Gallery

Pictures taken at EVOLVE 72 at La Boom! on 11/12/2016 in Queens, NY.

Episode 222 – WWE Hall of Famer Donald Trump is the Next President

Donald Trump has one the 2016 Presidential election in the United States of America. We, a humble wrestling podcast, talk about it.

Also, wrestling was a little light and uneventful this week, but we sound off on it, anyway.

No weak words this week, Denny Lugz is in ornery foul form.

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Episode 221 – Randy Orton’s Glowing Eyes

Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks main evented Hell in a Cell …in a cell! How did this history-making event go down? Also, Randy Orton’s eyes now glow because he’s part of the Wyatt family?

Now we are building toward Survivor Series, the teams are shaping up and we sound off. Also, this week on Smackdown, James Ellis… that is, Ellsworth!

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Episode 220 – No Mercy in a Cell

No Mer- I mean, Hell in a Cell is this weekend and we are unsure which match will main event. Also, Brock is supposed to get booed in his home town? What could they have done to be successful with this horrible plan?

Oh yeah, Maggle Payne joins us this week!

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Spot Monkeys: Injuries, Lawsuits, and other Nonsense feat. M2J

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