Jonathan and Kristina Snowden love pro wrestling. They want you to love it too. Join them every week as they discuss the five things they enjoyed most over the past seven days, take a look back at a classic match and answer your questions.
Let's be honest—if you're like us, it's hard to remember what happened last week, let alone last January. With that in mind, we took a few days and went over everything that happened in the world of Pro Wrestling in 2021 for this never-ending retrospective. Who was wrestler of the year? What was the best match we saw, both live and on television? Who had the best outfit? We GET INTO IT! Jonathan even changes his mind mid-podcast. It's kind of a wild ride. All this, plus Kristina's Golden Lovers deep dive and another road trip to see AEW Dynamite in Jacksonville, including a wild street fight between Tay Conti/Anna Jay and Bunny/Penelope Ford. She's a bleeder!
The Snowdens have an argument, divorce, reconcile, talk about celebrity hall passes, AEW Full Gear and answer about a million of your questions. AEW Full Gear, an AEW Argument, What the Hell is With WWE? Is MJF Actually Good? Shooters, Favorite MMA Fighters, Eddie Kingston vs. CM Punk, Okada and the Fake Kenny in New Japan, Celebrity Hall Passes and MORE!
ROAD TRIP! We go to Orlando to see AEW and get treated to an amazing piece of pro wrestling courtesy of Bryan Danielson and Dustin Rhodes. We also talk about the Elite, the future of the promotion and whether or not Hangman Page has a future as a long-term babyface champion. Plus comedy wrestling, death matches and YOUR QUESTIONS! Thanks for listening!
Last weekend was one of the best wrestling weekends of the year despite not having a big WWE or AEW event. Jon Moxley fought Nick Gage for the love of the game in GCW, Tony Khan trolled the world—but with a purpose, a brief discussion of Alex Shelley's underrated career, Maki Itoh growing into her personality and YOU QUESTIONS! We talk women's wrestling in AEW, favorite title belts, booking a modern All Japan and MUCH MORE!
Jonathan Snowden once covered wrestling for Bleacher Report's prestigious B/R Mag. But his fandom is nothing compared to his wife Kristina's. She's a Golden Lovers superfan extraordinaire and passionate supporter of wrestling around the world. Every week (or so) they get together to discuss their five favorite matches and moments and take questions from listeners. This week, the duo discussed Omega vs. Danielson from AEW's Grand Slam from New York City, the fall of Cody Rhodes, the new NXT, how Zack Sabre Jr reflects Jonathan's mood and much, much more.
AEW's All Out, simply put, was an amazing night of professional wrestling. We break it down into our five favorite parts and discuss whether or not it's the greatest wrestling supercard of all-time. Just being in the conversation is high praise indeed! All that plus a slew of your questions. Join us, won't you?
Are we late? Well, yes. We went to the beach. What are you going to do? But we're back to talk CM Punk, the most amazing match of the year at NXT Takeover, the return of Brock Lesnar, Jeff Jarrett's great new podcast and all of your questions. Ever wanted to know Jonathan's favorite shootstyle matches or whether Kristina ever feels divorce is imminent? This may be the episode for you!
The Kenny Omega show rolled on, seamlessly traveling from Pittsburgh to Mexico without missing a beat. Meanwhile, in Japan, the great Masato Tanaka (Yes THAT Masato Tanaka) delivered a great match for NOAH! Isn't wrestling in 2021 wild? All this plus your questions talking MMA, fantasy booking, favorite matches and even a bit about our time in the Army! It's Illegal Double Team, delivered right to your ear holes!
Who would make up wrestling's Suicide Squad? That's one of many wacky questions the Snowdens answered from you, our beloved listeners. We talk about Jonathan's history of tape trading back in olden times, discuss the differences between 80s wrestling and today, IWTV100, the future of the death match on the national scene and much more—including our top 5 moments of the week!
It's been quite a week for pro wrestling, with great matches popping up in AEW, New Japan, MLW and indie-favorite GCW. From this wealth of goodness, we've selected a top five that includes a Disney World surprise, Nick Gage and two different men with extremely outrageous tans. All this, plus YOUR QUESTIONS! Thanks for listening!
Wrestling crowds are back— and so is Illegal Double Team. Kristina has pledged the team will record at least once a week. And, what the boss wants, the boss gets. In this episode, the pair look at the two big reveals from this weekend, talk about the great staff at Daily's Place in Jacksonville and a final road trip to see AEW Dynamite, share their hopes and dreams for the Hangman Page and Kenny Omega feud (plus break down why it's more gray than being portrayed) and discuss the women's wrestling matches that rocked their respective worlds. That plus your questions! Join us, won't you?
Did you think Illegal Double Team was done? Well, we couldn't NOT talk about AEW's incredible Double or Nothing pay per view. Kristina and Jonathan make individual top fives, fantasy book Kenny Omega, worry about our beloved New Japan Pro Wrestling and take your questions.
The Snowdens are back to talk about WrestleMania week, one surprisingly owned by the WWE for the first time in forever. We discuss our five favorite things of the week, including Bianca's whip and our trip to DUVAL for an AEW house show. All this plus Jon Moxley's insane match with Josh Barnett, a review of Daily Place's food offerings and assorted nonsense.
What better way to kick off our second season than to preview the hottest seven days in all of professional wrestling—WrestleMania week! We'll talk about the five things we're looking forward to most (like the always entertaining BloodSport and SpringBreak events) and share some thoughts about why WrestleMania itself might not be doing it for everyone this year. And that's in addition to our regular top five, which includes a fantastic episode of AEW Dynamite highlighted by the return of SUE, a classic death match between Toru Sugiura and Takayuki Ueki and much more! All this, plus your questions, can you believe this is free?
After a year slowly going crazy, stuck in a house growing ever smaller, the Snowden family was finally released into the world. And where else would they go but Duuuuuval? When friend of the podcast Tony Khan confirmed the first exploding barbed wire death match in mainstream wrestling history, we knew it was time to once again venture out in public. We talk about our trip to AEW Revolution, discuss the late, great WWE Network and pay tribute toThunder Rosa vs. Britt Baker. All this, plus New Japan, Daniel Bryan and an hour of your questions!
Just when we think we're out, professional wrestling yanks us back in. There's not much better than two big men slapping meat. That's what we discuss here! Of particular note, we break down death match psychology, why we love Kenny Omega's goofy ass, how book publishing works for some reason and discuss the parallel paths of the Golden Lovers. All this, plus your questions! Can you believe this is free!?
The cursed year 2020 is now firmly in the rearview mirror. The Snowdens take a look at the year that was, giving out their prestigious and very important awards for Best Male and Female wrestler, Match of the Year and other assorted categories they totally haven't already forgotten. Then the discussion moves to Wrestle Kingdom, where the GOD OF PRO WRESTLING Kota Ibushi emerged as the IWGP Champion! Rejoicing? There was much! Projections of future events? You bet! All this, plus your wonderful questions!
After months on the shelf with a variety of personal issues to include getting goddamn COVID, the Snowdens are back to talk about their beloved pro wrestling. We talk Kenny Omega's weird title push, how Kristina predicted Ibushi losing the briefcase, our love for WWE women's wrestling and which matches we expect to steal the show at Wrestle Kingdom 15. All this plus YOUR QUESTIONS!
September was a fantastic month of professional wrestling. Not only is WWE hitting a high point creatively but promotions around the world are in the midst of tremendous tournaments to crown champions or contenders. The Snowdens, as you might imagine, are working hard to watch it all—but it turns out it isn't humanly possible. But trying is half the battle. All this, plus a look at the first eight nights of the G1 Climax 30!
What a month it's been for Sasha Banks and Bayley as WWE's dynamic duo continue to carve their names into wrestling history. We are witness to the kind of greatness never seen before in the WWE women's division—hope you're paying attention! Meanwhile, across the state of Florida in Duval, MJF makes his case as wrestling's top prospect and way across the deep blue sea, the stalwarts of New Japan Pro Wrestling prepare for the latest version of the G-1 Climax. And friends, let me tell you, there is no one more excited about this than Kristina Snowden. All this plus YOUR QUESTIONS!
After months of meandering in the era of COVID-19, professional wrestling is starting to find its way again. New Japan held its first major show in forever at historic Jingu Stadium and, friends, it was a banger. As enjoyable in its own way was Tokyo Joshi Pro on WrestleUniverse.com where some of your favorites from Dynamite still put in work. Can AEW All Out top them both? We have some thoughts. All this plus your questions!
It's been more than a month since we did this weekly podcast. What can we say? It's a weird time in the world and the wrestling media landscape has left one of us mildly despondent about the future. But we persist! Whatever...the important thing is that we are back and happy to talk about the only thing on this planet that provides consistent joy. And that's the great SPORT of professional wrestling.
In this episode we talk about AEW's incredible Fyter Fest and New Japan's unexpected shenanigans and Lucha Underground. All this plus Kristina's most embarrassing fan girl moments and YOUR QUESTIONS!
New Japan is back. NXT is delivering minor classics. AEW is doing AEW things. Is it just us, or is wrestling starting to feel like wrestling again? In this episode the Snowdens discuss the first night of Fyter Fest/Great American Bash and take a look forward at some incredible mat action coming our way soon!
Another early morning, another New Japan Cup event to discuss. Today our beloved Kota Ibushi runs into Taichi and his Iron Glove of Doom, Yoshi-Hashi totally pulls a Yoshi-Hashi, and the Snowdens make their New Japan Cup quarterfinal predictions!
Toru Yano, vile trickster and all-around degenerate, looked to continue his run to the top of New Japan Pro Wrestling. Sure, it's been delayed over a decade—but his ascension seems inevitable. Standing in the way at this year's New Japan Cup was Hiromu Takahashi, IWGP Junior champion and glorious wrestling weirdo. Who emerged to face Ishii in the quarterfinals? We discuss. All this, plus a right side bracket prediction that changes AS WE ARE DELIVERING IT! Who else is this flexible in their thinking? There are the Snowdens and then there is everyone else!
The Snowdens are back just a day after their last episode. Why? Because the New Japan Cup doesn't stop and we don't either. In this episode we talk about the final first round matches and take a look at tomorrow's round two action.
Two old men tried to kill each other in a wrestling ring. And the Snowdens, sickos that they are, loved every minute. Relive New Japan Cup Day Two and Day Three with Kristina and Jonathan as they talk BUSTED BRACKETS, wrestling genius, Taichi's general despicableness and the glory that is New Japan Pro Wrestling. All this, plus a guest appearance from a shrieking child!
Despite the audience numbers clearly indicating YOU DO NOT CARE, we are covering the New Japan Cup every single day anyway. I mean, whatever right? In this episode, we watch Day One and celebrate the Junior Heavyweights and discuss our thoughts on the right side of the bracket. What does the future hold for Ibushi and Sanada? Can the Dangerous Tekkers prevail? And what about poor old Tenzan? Some thoughts, we've got them!
Ready for the New Japan Cup? Jonathan and Kristina are! They are back to share a little historical perspective and rundown the left side of the bracket. The Snowdens will be in action ALL MONTH LONG with same day mini-podcasts as the tournament continues. Plus a top five from the first normal-ish week wrestling fans have had in ages!
In this episode the Snowdens talk AEW storylines, DDT madness, the return of their beloved New Japan Pro Wrestling and the epic NXT Takeover match between Charlotte Flair, Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley. All this plus your questions and a rare disagreement—is FTR good for AEW or will the tag team bring disharmony to a fandom built on positivity. We work through our feelings and sort it out live on the air for your pleasure. Join us, won't you?
We were pretty sad about missing out on a second family trip to Las Vegas for Double or Nothing—until the bell rang. The wrestlers of AEW proceeded to leave jaws on the ground with an absolutely epic performance that culminated with the indescribable Stadium Stampede match. Despite calling it "indescribable" in the previous sentence, be assured we gave it our best shot! That plus the rest of our Top Five and your questions, including Kristina's chance to re-live the time she trolled poor Jonathan with her Kenny Omega fandom.
The Snowdens are back! You think the Coronavirus was going to stop us from talking about pro wrestling? Are you out of your mind? In this episode we tackle the greatness of AEW's empty arena offerings, the release of Jonathan's new book about Ken Shamrock and much, much more! Join us, won't you?
The weirdest time of our lives was matched by a WrestleMania that met this moment in history square on. In this episode the Snowdens pick a Top Five from WrestleMania 36 and Jonathan breaks down the FireFly Funhouse segment in detail. The greatest artistic moment in the history of WWE. This plus your questions! Thanks for joining us!
Last time we gathered for the podcast, the world was still relatively sane. We were talking about WrestleMania plans, had just booked our trip to AEW's Double or Nothing and, mostly, it was business as usual for the sport of kings. That, of course, is no longer true. In this episode the Snowdens grapple with COVID-19, come up with a Top Five and take your Questions! Thanks for listening. Take care of each other.
Another live AEW event means one thing—another incredible night of wrestling for the Snowden family. We talk about Cody's incredible cage match against Wardlow, the latest from New Japan and DEBUT a part of Jonathan's interview with John Cena from back in 2003 for the Armed Forces Network. All this plus your questions, a discussion of the WWE Ruthless Aggression documentary series and much more!
This week the Snowden's top five includes a match from Absolute Intense Wrestling, the best of New Japan's incredible show in Osaka, the demise of Riho and the first of 39 segments reviewing the best matches of 1980-2019 as selected by Pro Wrestling Illustrated and the Wrestling Observer! All this, plus YOUR QUESTIONS! We are back to being weekly friends!
What happens when the Snowdens travel to Huntsville to see AEW? Chaos friends, chaos. From the epic lashing of Cody Rhodes to the infamous projectile vomit, we talk about the good, bad and ugly of our trip. Plus the top 5 and all of your questions!
I suppose it was bound to happen. After a year of wild, wacky, but ultimately fulfilling wrestling experiences, Team Snowden is forced to deal with an inevitable truth—sometimes people are jerks. They talk about their experience at a New Japan Pro Wrestling show in Atlanta, pick a Top Five for the week and take on your questions!
As a wrestling writer for Bleacher Report, Jonathan gets a lot of pretty cool opportunities—like talking to Stone Cold Steve Austin or hanging out with Cody Rhodes and his entourage for a day. But this weekend thing escalated, as he joined the boys (and girls) in the back for the first time at a WWE event. From being summoned by Triple H to interviewing Drew McIntyre just minutes after the Rumble, he breaks down the weekend in detail. That plus our top five, Kenny Omega's title win and a ton of YOUR questions! Join us won't you?
Only two weeks late thanks to the scourge of the flu, the Snowdens FINALLY check in with their road report from the first AEW Dynamite of the year in Jacksonville. What's it like to attend one of these shows live? Strap in and find out. Plus we discuss New Japan Pro Wrestling's incredible two night Wrestle Kingdom in the Tokyo Dome and answer many of your questions! Join us, won't you?
We've watched a lot of wrestling in 2019. If you listen to this podcast, it's quite likely you did too. What were the five best matches of the year? Who was the best wrestler? Our favorite moments? Jonathan and Kristina both sound off in the final episode of 2019.
Two nights of Wrestle Kingdom? We wondered how New Japan would pull off Dome shows on consecutive evenings—but you've got to love it when a plan comes together. This plus our top five and your questions!
For the first time ever, the Snowdens travel to see a WWE television product. The result? Much fun was had, believe it or not. We also talk about our Top 5, our very weird Golden Lovers and answer your questions. Join us, won't you?
The Snowden family got on a plane and flew to Baltimore, Maryland, for AEW's latest pay-per-view Full Gear. What's it like to attend big time wrestling in person? And what did we love most about the night? If you were wondering, wonder no more! That plus your questions on the latest episode of what may be the world's only pro wrestling podcast.
Kenny Omega had one of the greatest weeks in recent wrestling history, wrestling three distinct matches on television, each a masterpiece in its own right. We talk about that, Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho lighting the screen on fire and New Japan's upcoming adventures. All this, plus your questions! Join us, won't you?
The first shots were fired in the Wednesday Night Wrestling Wars and, of course, the Snowdens were there on the front lines celebrating all the excellence. Cody! Kenny! Shayna! Jake Hager! It was hard limiting ourselves to just five great things—so, we answered many, many of your questions about wrestling and life.
Jonathan's big Cody Rhodes story is out in the world on Bleacher Report—which means he FINALLY had the time for a podcast. He and Kristina talk about Jay White's continued excellence, the amazing promotional work of AEW and Jonathan's tortured status as a TOTALLY CO-OPTED member of the wrestling media. This and your questions!
This is a show about our love of wrestling. Which, I guess, describes all our shows. So, more specifically, we are enjoying the Young Lion Cup, King of the Ring, Kota Two Belts and Blind Kenny King. Also, Jonathan visited the Rhodes' family and we answer YOUR questions.
We traveled to the Sears Center, in the general vicinity of Chicago, to enjoy our fourth live All Elite Wrestling event. Jonathan fell in love with southern style wrestling all over again thanks to Cody Rhodes, Kristina begrudgingly stood up throughout a certifiably insane ladder match and then HANGMAN Adam Page entered the arena on a horse. A darn horse. All this plus our top five and your questions!
In this episode, the Snowdens travel to Atlanta to see Ring of Honor LIVE, share their top five for the week, including Kenny Omega's epic promo targeting Jon Moxley and take your questions. So many questions! The final podcast before getting on the plane for All Out!