Join pro wrestling historians Big D and Brandon Draven for a wacky and fun journey through the history of professional wrestling with the Kayfabulous Lucha Bros Wrestling Podcast - brought to you SuperfriendsUniverse.com. On most weeks you'll hear D and Draven pick a random show from the past, give…
Boy oh boy what a MAJOR news item this was! Brandon Draven and Big D discuss the craziest weekend in a long time in the business as we discuss WWE's Clash of the Castle from Wales with some questionable decisions, AEW All Out 2022 and of course, the BIG main event, not, not a wrestling match, CM Punk SHOOTING on the EVPs like Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks as well as Hangman Page during the Media Scrum AND the legit fight they go into. We discuss both sides of this complex issue, what Tony Khan can and should do, and why this is a deeper issue than people realize with AEW. A must-listen!
Over 3 hours of content on this massive edition of the KLB. We talk about modern times, including the GOOD week of wrestling we've had with Raw and Dynamite both being good shows, the Triple H era, Kevin Nash's wacky podcast, Tony Khan is becoming like Vince, the FALL of Alex Jones,and then we get to the main event: the first WWF Raw is War from MSG from 9-22-97 featuring the FIRST Vince McMahon Stunner, Bret Hart vs Goldust, and the WWF DEBUT of Cactus Jack!
Supreme Leader is dead. Long Live the Supreme Leader. Episode 223 of the KLB finds Big D and Draven discussing Triple H's takeover of WWE creative and the first few shows under his regime. We review Summerslam 2023, the Ric Flair's Last Match PPV, AND what Triple H did on Raw. Is this a good direction for the company? All this and more.
Vince McMahon has RETIRED from WWE? This is the biggest story since the death of WCW as we discuss the ramifications of Vince stepping down going back to 1982 and even before that. We discuss the pros and cons of the business going forward and the major change and what it means for WWE.
This could be the best episode in KLB history! 3 Hours of wackiness as we go back to 1999, the Attitude Era, and review Big D's FAVORITE EPISODE of WWF Raw is War, LIVE from Anaheim California and the Arrowhead Pond from September 13, 1999. We examine Triple H's character turn at Summerslam and how they were building him up as a top heel. We also discuss the entire era and the build up to Unforgiven. Plus, we discuss Vince Kennedy McMahon aka VKM's 12 million dollar affairs, the bizaare booking of Raw, Summerslam 2022 having no buzz, Forbidden Door actually being amazing, how to seduce a woman using Adam Sandler charisma, Draven tells one of the wackiest true stories of his life involving Mexico and VIAGRA, and so much more.
On part 2 of our look back at 2002, we examine all of the insanity that was WWF... or is it WWE in 2002! We'll discuss getting the F out, Hulk Hogan returns to the WWF after 9 years, the departure of Rock and Austin as full time stars, the OVW Graduating class of 2002, Eric Bischoff, the birth of the brand extension, the Plane Ride from Hell, and much more! What a packed show this was!
It is 2022. 2002 was 20 years ago. Welcome to PART 1 of our look back at 2002 in wrestling as we discuss how 2002 was such a major year of change for wrestling and impacted the business to this day. On this edition, we discuss the birth of Ring of Honor, the birth of TNA/Impact AND Chikara, the closing of a few we discuss the world of Pride/K-1, the meteoric rise of Bob Sapp in Japan, the closing of many companies in 2002, and more. NEXT WEEK - we deep dive into all of the WWE changes that happened and why 2002 was a historic year for the business.
Special BONUS edition of the KLB as D and Draven discuss the recent happenings in wrestling INCLUDING Forbidden Door being an overpriced house show, the return of Brock Lesnar, again, Matt Riddle's time in the sun, Vince McMahon and Johnny Ace allegedly exchanging paralegal partners, and a tribute to the passing of referees Dave Hebner and Tim White.
Wrestling is kind of trash right now. KLB SUPER ASTROS Big D and Brandon Draven discuss the state of both AEW and WWE and some of the big problems that we see looming; AEW's EXTREMELY overrated booker and big mistakes and WWE's lack of giving a damn is concerning. We discuss where the business is headed in 2022.
Big D and Draven are BACK from Las Vegas, Nevada for AEW Double or Nothing 2022 and discuss VEGAS including D's first time there, Casinos, Women, meeting GG and Dave Meltzer for the first time (for D), Peruvian women on weed, and a hell of a lot more w/ MANY SCOOPS!
Sasha Banks and Naomi Uso are OUTTA THERE like Robbie and Scotty would do their enemies and we discuss the story and what it means. PLUS we preview AEW Double or Nothing in Vegas AND the first ever (and probably last) KLB Brawl 4 All for 2022. Who will be the winner? On top of that, we also discuss WWE's summer plans with Roman Reigns. A FUN show! Download it!
The REAL Lucha Bros return after a sabbatical to catch up on the state of wrestling in 2022. We discuss WWE, AEW, and where the business is headed. Topics include: Roman Reigns leaving?, AEW's questionable booking and business practices, brief reviews on Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania, our obituary on Scott Hall, and much more.
Our MASSIVE Final Show for 2021 has arrived. FOUR HOURS of discussion about the year that was 2021 in pro wrestling, a look at the US AND Japan and companies, the Thunderdome, Wrestlemania 37, the return of the crowds, the AEW signees and their growth, the rise of Nick Khan, Roman Reigns legendary run, AND some Spider-Man talk at the very end! A tremendous show.
On this edition of the KLB, we discuss the recent news of Jeff Hardy's release, AEW in Florida, HUGE inside info on Vinny being pissed at Seth Rollins and THEN Montez Ford THEN we discuss the Alphas and Beta of AEW (mostly) and some WWE. People love when we do this and we did it again PLUS Big D's story of Cluster B's and MUCH MORE!
The KLB discusses 2021 since MIDSOMMAR, discussing AEW vs WWE's fantasy war, the ratings vs DEMOS, booking of talent, the future of Roman Reigns, and then looks back at RING OF HONOR from its birth in 2002 to its POSSIBLE end in 2022... we discuss the memories of the early days of the company, how it evolved into an internet sensation, the stars that came from there, the future of the talent and much more.
The KLB UNITE Face to Face as we BOTH attended Wrestlemania 37 LIVE from Tampa Florida in Raymond James Stadium. On this epic 3 hour special, we discuss the ENTIRE Wrestlemania weekend including the TWO main events for each night, the booking of both shows, surviving a THUNDER STORM live, movies, TV, buffets, the people of Tampa, and the 2nd G1 Climax Winner.
Welcome to a very special and very long episode of the KLB as we review and recap our memories of the strangest year in our lifetime and not just because of wrestling, but because of life: 2020. We go into WWE and AEW's major changes in the year, the people who broke out, the people who failed, and the people who succeeded in our eyes. Thanks for your support as always through these hard times.
MADLY IN ANGER WITH YOU! MECHA SAIYAN requested that we cover Summerslam 2003 and THIS IS THE SHOW. First we discuss the passing of Bob Ryder and Pat Patterson, Kenny Omega's AEW Title win and Impact invasion and THEN we go back 17 years to a simpler time. The night Vinny celebrated a birthday and we saw Lesnar vs. Angle, a 4 Way for the US Title, and the SECOND EVER Elimination Chamber.
PART 2 of our look back at WRASSLIN Monday Night Wars from 2000 - the April 10th REBOOT show featuring the birth of the New Blood vs Millionaire's Club feud and a BUNCH of stuff. We examine Mike Awesome's contract with ECW and the situation there, discuss Spring Stampede, and OTHER SUCH TOPICS.
On the latest KLB, D and Draven review the most infamous reboot show of the Monday Night War - the RUSSO and BISCHOFF reboot WCW Monday Nitro 4-10-2000 Part 1, the night that begins the New Blood vs Millionaire's Club angle that would consume the spring and summer of WCW. We discuss all of the behind the scenes and review the show BUT, part 2 is coming next week so stay tuned for that.
Welcome to the 2020 KLB Draft as Draven and D draft to our respective shows TALENT from WWE, AEW, and now, the entire wrestling world to build our dream rosters and our big Wrestlemania 37 Show for 2021. Check out our wacky picks and banter in a very fun show as we always have with the KLB Draft!
KLB is back with a MONSTROUS show as we not only take up a lot of time answering your questions, discuss horror movies, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and tons more, but we WRAP UP our bookers discussion. Tony Khan is dissected, both pros and cons. Kevin Nash (as a booker) is buried. Pat + Vince + Pool gets PLENTY of time. An insightful show that went OVER 3 hours!
KLB returns with A SUPER SHOW, over TWO hours of us discussing the BEST BOOKERS in wrestling and this time, after discussing the great Jerry Lawler and Jerry Jarrett from Mephis, we go INTERNATIONAL: Mexico, Japan, etc. Inoki-san. Baba-san. TAKADA-SAN. Rikidozan-sama are discussed! Jado-san. Gedo-san. Then we get to south of the border and a lot more!
We begin our look at history's great bookers, many of which from the territorial era as on this edition, we begin by discussion legends like Sam Mushnick and Bill Watts and later evolve into discussing more recent favorites like Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara as we give you the pros and cons of the bookers of the business.
After saying our farewell with an obituary for the legendary Kimala aka Kamaa, Draven and D discuss the History of Bookers in pro wrestling, the men who put together wrestling shows and tell stories. We discuss various booking philosophies and explain what can work, what doesn't, and go in depth about how the business has been successful and impact of bookers since the start. This will be the first of a multi part series.
Our ECW Heat Wave 98 Review officially continues or begins with PART 2 as we delve into the show and discuss... HAKUSHI *bless you*, and HAYABUSA vs. RVD & Sabu AND we delve into FMW's past and mark out over our memories, plus Justin Credible vs Jerry Lynn, Lance Storm vs Chris Candido, Taz vs Bam Bam BAGALOW II, the reign of Shane Douglas, New Jack, and so much more.
Draven and D discuss the BEST PAY PER VIEWS of the decade of 2000-2009 and this time as we continue into the LATE 2000s when things began to get very interesting. Plus, HOW to get into TNA Wrestling and stories of being there PLUS JUVI CALLS IN, and he is VERY upset at Double G's marriage.
Draven and D discuss the BEST PAY PER VIEWS of the decade of 2000-2009 and this time, the game gets good because TNA and ROH delivered some quality shows during this time so we discuss all of that, WWE, the Ruthless Aggression Era, and a lot more. Part 2 is next week!
PART 1 of our review of the August 9th, 1999 edition of RAW IS WAR. We get through some pre-show shenanigans, answering questions from the marks, then get into the DEEP Attitude Era. The time when anything went and BOY was this show Crash TV! Rock was feuding with 3 different people, Big Show was feuding with 4, Jericho was coming, and GOVERNOR JESSE VENTURA made his RETURN on this edition of Raw. Vince Russo and Eddie Bear gave us a lot to talk about. Plus, the WWF Debut of CHRIS JERICHO.
Part 1 of the GREATEST WRESTLING PODCAST EVER as we go over matches that are obviously NOT AS GOOD AS the GREATEST WRESTLING MATCH EVER between Edge vs Randy Orton, we discuss many matches from all over the world and the history of the business.
As if the business couldn't get any more bad this year, we have a big story on our hands as D and Draven discuss the current pro wrestling climate with allegations set forth about sexual misconduct in the business as we take a deep look into it.
Part 2 of 2 of the KLB's look at Wrestlemania VII: Superstars and Stripes Forever! We discuss the second half of this epic show, where they obviously ran out of time and rushed through several matches. We discuss Virgil vs Ted Dibiase in an angle that would not work nowadays, we discuss the Boss Man vs The Heenan Family featuring several KLB favorites, we discuss the Wrestlemania debut of the Legion of Doom, and finall we discuss Bob Slaughter vs The Immortal Slime in the Main Event where Hulk Hogan single handedly ended the Persian Gulf War.
Part 1 of 2 of the KLB's look at Wrestlemania VII: Superstars and Stripes Forever! We discuss the first half of this GIGANTIC show, the final 4 hour Wrestlemania, and discuss the changes of the venue and the REAL story, the AMAZING opening match, the Nasty Boys vs the Hart Foundation (in their swan song) in the best Nasty Boys match ever, Bulldog vs Warlord in the never ending feud, HIGH Willie Nelson the merch weasel, Dino Bravo vs Kerry Von Erich in a dark match (and no, not one before the show), and a whole lot more! PLUS, we discuss Randy Savage vs The Ultimate Warrior; one of the classics of all time and one of the best angles ever. MANY PUNS on this show! Part 2 is coming next week. Thanks for your support.
Heavyweight Draven and Light Heavyweight Big D discuss the Best PPVs from 1990 to 1999 from WWF, WCW, ECW, and yes, even international. We discuss some hidden gems in wrestling, Draven's dietary challenge, the Zack Snyder Cut coming out, and so much more.
On the latest KLB we go in depth into the Owen Hart tragedy that happened at WWF Over The Edge 99 and we go into the Dark Side of the Ring documentary and give thoughts PLUS we discuss the Road Warriors episode and their history and then talk a bit about Shad Gaspard.