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What else could the world need more in 2021, than yet another podcast featuring 3 white guys in their 30's talking about wrestling?! Actually a lot more, but we're hoping you'll settle for this. Ben, Tom and Sam are 3 long-time friends from Bristol who have each been watching wrestling for the last 30 years and here, each week, they will select a wrestling show from the past at random and then talk about it. It's a heady mix of in-depth analysis, juvenile humour and everything in between.

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    Bonus: War Games @ Survivor Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 28:10


    Following this weekend's Survivor Series premium live event, which saw War Games take centre stage at the show as the Bloodline fought the Brawling Brutes in the main event, we at the show thought we'd put a little bonus edition of the show out to specifically discuss that main event- whether we're happy with War Games being drafted in to replace the traditional elimination tag format, whether the match was any good, what the future is for Sami Zayn, who will be Roman Reign's next challenger and more... This episode of The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you by Tom, Matt and Tinky.

    WWE Wrestlemania IV

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 147:15


    At Wrestlemania IV, WWE presented a 14-man tournament to crown a new champion following the controversy that came about during Andre the Giant's victory against Hulk Hogan at the most watched wrestling show in American history, The Main Event. Hogan, Andre, Ted Dibiase, Greg Valentine, Ricky Steamboat, One Man Gang, Rick Rude, Jake Roberts and others lined up in the tournament in an attempt to win the belt, but Randy Savage would rise above them all, beating 4 men in one night and not only winning the big one, but in the process setting up the main event of the following year's event. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Stephen, Alex and Tinky. 

    WWE Wrestlemania III

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 138:54


    It's time for the big one on the Random Wrestling Review this time as we take on Wrestlemania 3- the night of Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant's iconic stare down in front of an alleged crowd of 93,000. Underneath, Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat's Intercontinental Title match is often thought of as stealing the show, but what will we think of it? All our thoughts on those two massive matches, plus Junkyard Dog versus Harley Race and a contest that was billed as the final in Roddy Piper's career... The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Tom, Matt and Tinky.

    WWE Wrestlemania II

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 157:16


    So we move on to Wrestlemania 2 on the Random Wrestling Review, an ambitious attempt by the WWE to run a show over 3 locations across the United States, each with its own main event, beginning with a boxing match between Roddy Piper and Mr T from New York, then a WWE vs. NFL Battle Royal in Chicago and finally Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy in a cage from Los Angeles. In between all that there is the usual programme of nonsense, celebrity appearances and the small matter of in-ring action that Wrestlemania tends to throw up... The Random Wrestling Review is this week brought to you by Matt, Stephen and Tinky. 

    REPOST: WWE Wrestlemania I

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 130:27


    Originally recorded and released in April earlier this year, today we repost our review of Wrestlemania 1 as we kick off the new era of The Random Wrestling Review where we will be covering every Wrestlemania ever in order! The very first 'Mania featured a star-studded main event pitting Hulk Hogan and Mr T, with Jimmy Snuka in their corner against Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff, with Bob Orton Jr in their corner, and saw special guest referees Pat Patterson and Muhammad Ali as well as celebrity involvement galore! The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt and Tinky. 

    WWE No Mercy 2001

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 131:10


    In the latest episode of The Random Wrestling Review we turn our attention to late Invasion period WWE, as Steve Austin defends the WWE Title against Kurt Angle and Rob Van Dam in a triple threat match. Also, The Rock's WCW Title is on the line as he battles against Chris Jericho, and also Christian and Edge fight one another in a ladder match over the Intercontinental Title. The WCW and WWE Tag titles are also on the line as the battle between the two companies nears its conclusion. This week also, there are a number of MAJOR announcements that will shake the foundations of the podcast to its core AND signal the end of the first phase of the show. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WCW Fall Brawl 1994

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 116:22


    The Random Wrestling Review is back once again with WCW for Fall Brawl 1994- and that means War Games as Dusty Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes and The Nasty Boys face The Stud Stable in the annual double ring, double cage battle. On the undercard Sting, Big Van Vader and The Guardian Angel would face off in a unique 'Triangle' match, Pretty Wonderful defended their tag titles against Stars & Stripes and Steve Austin would be both awarded, and then lose, the United States title... The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, James and Tinky.

    WWE Unforgiven 2003

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 136:56


    WWE's Unforgiven 2003 pay-per-view was meant to herald the age of Bill Goldberg in the company with his World Heavyweight Title victory in the main event against defending champion Triple H, however, despite crowning Goldberg, the title reign didn't go as hoped and the man himself would be out of the company less than a year later. In addition to that, our hosts discuss the Last Man Standing madness which saw Kane go up against Shane McMahon, the Intercontinental Title 3-way match between Christian, Chris Jericho and Rob Van Dam, and also a coming-of-age style bout for Randy Orton as he battled Shawn Michaels. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt and Tinky. 

    NWA Clash of the Champions 8: Fall Brawl '89

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 119:35


    This week on the Random Wrestling Review we settle into the end of the summer and take a look at NWA Clash of the Champions 8: Fall Brawl '89, a night where Ric Flair and Sting join forces against Gary Hart's team of The Great Muta and Dick Slater, Lex Luger defends the United States title against 'Wildfire' Tommy Rich, and the Tag Titles are on the line as The Steiner Brothers challenge the Champions, The Fabulous Freebirds.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt and Tinky.

    AEW All Out 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 173:14


    Last Sunday AEW presented their annual pay-per-view All Out headlined by the World Title collision between Jon Moxley and CM Punk- little did they know however that the REAL news coming out of the show would be what took place immediately after it- specifically, CM Punk's foul-mouthed rant about his peers in the company and his former friend, Colt Cabana, and the physical backstage altercation with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks that would follow. On this week's show we break the whole thing down- the media scrum, the backstage fight and yes, even the 11 match pay-per-view, in a bumper episode of the podcast. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Matt, Stephen and Tinky. 

    WWE In Your House 17: Ground Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 132:19


    Following inadvertently costing The Undertaker the WWE Title at SummerSlam, Shawn Michaels was defiant and attacked The Dead Man as opposed to making an earnest apology. This would lead to the pair facing each other in the main event of this show in what would be their first ever televised singles encounter. Underneath, Bret Hart's anti-American rhetoric had raised the ire of former WCW midcard wrestler, The Patriot who, after having beaten Hart shortly before Hart won the title, was now challenging the Hitman here. Other matches included Goldust against Brian Pillman in an 'indecent proposal' match, the WWE's first ever triple threat match and much more. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE SummerSlam 1992

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 154:27


    It's 30 years since arguably the biggest show in the history of British wrestling as WWE filled Wembley Stadium with over 80,000 people to watch the 1992 edition of SummerSlam! The show was most memorable for the two singles title matches that took place- firstly, for the WWE Title, Randy Savage defending against Ultimate Warrior and also, Bret Hart putting the Intercontinental Title on the line against 'British Bulldog' Davey Boy Smith in what has long been considered one of the best WWE matches of the era. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Matt, Stephen and Tinky.

    ECW Heat Wave 1998

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 108:17


    The Random Wrestling Review checks in with ECW again, this time by reviewing an event largely considered one of their very best pay-per-views, Heat Wave 1998. The night would feature 6 matches including a 6-man main event which saw The Dudleys (Bubba, D-Von and Dick) go up against The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer and Spike Dudley. Also, Rob Van Dam and Sabu defend their tag titles against Jinsei Shinzaki & Hayabusa, Taz putting the FTW title on the line opposite Bam Bam Bigelow and Mike Awesome versus Masato Tanaka. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Tom, Matt and Tinky.

    WWE SummerSlam 1991

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 125:43


    It's time for the Match Made In Heaven- Randy Savage and Elizabeth's long awaited wedding ceremony, and the Match Made In Hell- Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior against the trio of Sgt. Slaughter, Gen. Adnan and Col. Mustafa, in a double main event. Underneath, Bret Hart and Mr Perfect square off for Perfect's Intercontinental Title, The Mountie and Big Bossman battle where the loser will have to spend a night in jail and Ted Dibiase puts his Million Dollar Title on the line against former employee, Virgil. The Random Wrestling Review is brought you this week by Old Man, Gavin and Tinky.

    WWE Fully Loaded 1999

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 142:59


    This week on The Random Wrestling Review we return to the Attitude Era for a show that sold itself on the premise that it would be the 'end of an era' due to the stipulation of the main event between Undertaker and Steve Austin. According to that stipulation, if Austin successfully defended his WWE Title, Vince McMahon would be gone from WWE forever, while if Undertaker won, Austin would never receive another title shot. Underneath, The Rock and Triple H squared off to be named number 1 contender to the title, X-Pac and Road Dogg took on Chyna and Billy Gunn where the winners would get the naming rights to the D-Generation X brand, and Kane fought The Big Show. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom, Matt and Tinky.

    WWE SummerSlam 2013

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 131:17


    With WWE putting this year's edition of SummerSlam on in late July, our own SummerSlam season begins early, with a look back at the 2013 edition of the show which featured a double main event of John Cena versus Daniel Bryan for the WWE Title and the No-Disqualification match between CM Punk and Brock Lesnar. The night though was perhaps best remembered for what happened immediately after the WWE Title match, with Randy Orton's Money in the Bank cash-in, and Triple H's heel turn- our hosts discuss all of the above, and everything else on the show. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt and Tinky.

    WWE Great American Bash 2006

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 100:50


    Due to a number of injuries and other problems, WWE had to reshuffle their Great American Bash 2006 pay-per-view at the last minute- scheduled matches featuring Mark Henry, Lashley, Great Khali and Super Crazy were unable to happen, and their places taken by other opponents. What this meant in practice was, that the much hyped Punjabi Prison Match would now see Undertaker take on Big Show and Batista battling Mr Kennedy. Also on the show, Rey Mysterio would defend his World Heavyweight Title against King Booker.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man and Tinky.  

    Bonus: The RWR Match Hall of Fame Induction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 124:35


    Back in June, we asked an exclusive panel of voters to choose the matches that would make up our first Random Wrestling Review Match Hall of Fame class. They had 40 matches that we covered during 2021 to choose from and here are the results... The Random Wrestling Review is this week brought to you by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WCW Bash At The Beach 1997

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 122:52


    In mid-1997, WCW was on fire on the back of the super-hot NWO story and in July of that year, the company added one of mainstream sports' hottest stars, Dennis Rodman, to their roster as he and Hollywood Hogan took on Lex Luger and The Giant in the main event of Bash At The Beach. In addition to this tag match, the night would play host to a bout between Ric Flair and Roddy Piper, a US Title match where Jeff Jarrett defended against Steve McMichael, and DDP teaming with a mystery partner against the NWO pairing of Randy Savage and Scott Hall. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt and Tinky. 

    WCW Great American Bash 1991

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 114:04


    Just two weeks before WCW's Great American Bash pay-per-view in 1991, Ric Flair who was at the time WCW Champion, walked out on the company, throwing the show into chaos. Not only were WCW forced to strip The Nature Boy of the title, but also change the scheduled main event, drafting Barry Windham in to replace Flair in a cage match against Lex Luger, in a match that would fill the title vacancy. In addition to that contest, Rick Steiner & Missy Hyatt were set to do battle with Arn Anderson & Paul E Dangerously in a unique mixed-tag match, and Sting would face Nikita Koloff in a Russian Chain Match. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Tom, Matt and Tinky.

    WWE Vengeance 2005

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 126:19


    Vengeance 2005 played host to the final match in the series between World Heavyweight Champion Batista, and Triple H, this time in a Hell in a Cell. This came at a time when John Cena had just been drafted over to the Raw brand, and was defending his WWE Title in a triple threat match against both Chris Jericho and Christian, and the very real personal lives of Lita and Edge were just coming to the fore, as Edge wrapped up his feud with Kane. Add on top of that, a dream rematch between Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle, and it all makes for a fascinating look back to the period.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt and Tinky.

    WWE Money In The Bank 2016

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 123:20


    It's the time of the year again when a bunch of WWE stars attempt to climb a ladder and grab the Money in the Bank briefcase that entitles them to a WWE Title shot at a time of their choosing, and what better way to make that than by going back to the 2016 edition of the show. On the card, Roman Reigns defended his WWE Title against Seth Rollins, John Cena and AJ Styles take each other on in a 'dream match' and not forgetting the Money in the Bank ladder match itself, Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio put it all on the line to earn the guaranteed title shot.  The Random Wrestling Review is this week brought to you by Old Man, Tom, Matt and Tinky. 

    WWE King of the Ring 1993

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 126:34


    In 1993, WWE decided to make their almost annual, King of the Ring tournament, the centre piece of a new Pay-Per-View event. The tournament would play host to one of the greatest nights in the career of Bret Hart as he faced Razor Ramon, Mr Perfect and Bam Bam Bigelow over the course of the night to take the crown and prove himself, by far and away, the best wrestler in the WWF. On the same evening, Hulk Hogan would make his last pay-per-view appearance for the company for 9 years, when he faced Yokozuna in a match for the WWF Title.  The Random Wrestling Review is this week brought to you by Old Man, Matt and Tinky. 

    WWE Extreme Rules 2017

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 100:45


    This week on The Random Wrestling Review, we take a look back just 5 years to the 2017 edition of Extreme Rules which played host to a main event featuring Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt vying for victory in a fatal 5-way match for a shot at Brock Lesnar's WWE Title. Underneath, Dean Ambrose and The Miz waged war in an opening 20-minute contest, Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss in a kendo stick on a pole match and a tag team title cage match between The Hardy Boyz and The Bar. This week's episode of The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE In Your House 22: Over The Edge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 142:06


    Coming out of Wrestlemania 14, WWE were on a hot streak with the super over, and massively popular Steve Austin leading the charge as the company begun to chase down, and overtake WCW, in the Monday night wars. At In Your House 22: Over The Edge, Austin's feud with Vince McMahon was in full flow, and the WWE's Chairman had lined up Dude Love as the chosen one to unseat 'Stone Cold' as WWE Champion. In order to ensure victory for Love, McMahon had booked himself as special guest referee, and his cronies Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco as the special guest ring announcer and timekeeper. On the undercard, The Rock would defend the Intercontinental Title opposite Faarooq, D-Generation X and The Nation would battle one another in a 6-Man Tag match, and Kane took on Vader in a mask vs. mask confrontation. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Matt, Stephen and Tinky.

    NXT Takeover: XXV

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 107:42


    On this week's episode of The Random Wrestling Review, we look back at the NXT's 25th Takeover show, a night where Johnny Gargano defended the NXT Title opposite Adam Cole in a highly rated contest. Also on the show, the NXT Tag Titles are on the line in a 4-way ladder match, Io Shirai challenges Shayna Baszler for her NXT Women's Title and Riddle squares up to Roderick Strong. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom, Matt, Stephen and Tinky. 

    WWE Over The Limit 2012

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 135:47


    With WWE in the midst of John Laurinaitus' reign of terror, John Cena had the chance to defeat him in the main event of Over The Limit 2012 to remove him from his role as GM of Raw and Smackdown. In addition to that, CM Punk defended his WWE Title against Daniel Bryan and World Champion Sheamus faced the challenge of a 4-way match for his belt, opposite Randy Orton, Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt, James and Tinky.

    WWE In Your House 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 109:56


    In 1995, WWE took the plunge and implemented the monthly pay-per-view schedule that remains to this day by introducing the In Your House events which would take place between the company's big 5. The first In Your House featured Bret Hart pulling double duty, Diesel defending the WWF Title against Sid and the company giving away a house!  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt and Tinky. 

    AWA SuperClash II

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 96:00


    It's time for The Random Wrestling Review's annual check in with the AWA, this time going back to 1987 and their SuperClash II event which was headlined by the AWA World Title collision between Nick Bockwinkel and Curt Hennig. In addition, the AWA Women's Title is on the line as Sherri Martel defends against Madusa Micelli, Jerry 'Crusher' Blackwell takes on Boris Zhukov, and the duo of The Terrorist and The Mercenary battle Jimmy Snuka and Russ Francis.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom, Stephen and Tinky.

    WWE Extreme Rules 2015

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 117:15


    This week on the Random Wrestling Review, we take a look back at WWE's Extreme Rules event from 2015. Just one month after cashing in his Money In The Bank briefcase at Wrestlemania 31 to win the WWE Title, Seth Rollins was defending the belt against the man who had defeated him earlier that night, Randy Orton, in a steel cage match. Orton would not only have to contend with his opponent however, but also the attention of The Authority, with Kane inserted as the special guest gapekeeper of the cage door. Also on the show, Roman Reigns battles The Big Show in a Last Man Standing match and John Cena and Rusev fight over the United States Title.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt and Tinky. 

    TNA Lockdown 2009

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 120:50


    For the first time on The Random Wrestling Review, our heroes take on Total Nonstop Action, the once main alternative to WWE in US wrestling. On this occasion, we take a look at the 2009 edition of their annual all-cage match pay-per-view, Lockdown featuring a main event between TNA World Champion and Mick Foley. Additionally, the card hosted the Lethal Lockdown bout, where Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels and Samoa Joe battled Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Booker T and Scott Steiner of the Main Event Mafia. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WCW Spring Stampede 1999

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 123:10


    In the spring of 1999, WCW was still just about hanging on in the Monday Night War against WWE and that April they put out their annual Spring Stampede show featuring stars a plenty- in the main event for example, Ric Flair defended his WCW World Title in a four-way match against Hulk Hogan, Sting and Diamond Dallas Page, with Randy Savage acting as the special guest referee. Underneath, Bill Goldberg faced Kevin Nash to try to avenge suffering his first ever loss to Nash back at the previous year's Starrcade pay-per-view, Scott Steiner and Booker T squared off in the final of the US Title Tournament, and Billy Kidman challenged Rey Mysterio Jr for the Cruiserweight Championship. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE Wrestlemania I

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 130:27


    What better way to end this year's Wrestlemania trilogy of episodes than to go back to the place it all began, Wrestlemania I. Featuring a star-studded main event which saw Hulk Hogan and Mr T, with Jimmy Snuka in their corner, face Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff, with Bob Orton Jr in their corner. The match also includes Muhammad Ali and Pat Patterson as special guest referees, and appearances from Liberace and Billy Martin. In addition to the main event, Andre the Giant and Big John Studd battle one another in a $15,000 slam challenge contest, Wendi Richter looks to reclaim her Women's Title from Leilani Kai and The US Express defended the Tag Titles against Nikolai Volkoff and Iron Sheik.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt and Tinky.

    WWE Wrestlemania XXVI

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 113:34


    This week on The Random Wrestling Review our heroes take on a show that they personally attended- Wrestlemania XXVI, a night which would turn out to be the final match in Shawn Michaels' career, as he faced The Undertaker in the career vs. streak main event of the show. In addition to this, John Cena and Batista battled over the WWE Title, Chris Jericho defended the World Heavyweight Title against Edge, and Bret Hart looked to gain vengeance for the infamous Montreal Screw Job in an equally infamous match versus Vince McMahon.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE Wrestlemania X

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 139:34


    In the first of this year's 3-part Wrestlemania extravaganza, we look back to Wrestlemania X, a night that is largely remembered for two of Wrestlemania's greatest matches- the dramatic opener between brothers Bret and Owen Hart, and the innovative ladder match between Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon over the Intercontinental Title. In addition to those two contests, the show sees all the usual celebrity appearances, a Bill Clinton impersonator, two world title matches, a falls-count-anywhere match with the strangest rules ever and a 10-man tag match get cancelled as the heel team couldn't decide on a team captain...  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Matt, Tom and Tinky.

    ECW Living Dangerously 2000

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 115:33


    With Rob Van Dam picking up an injury that would keep him out of action for months, he was forced to vacate the ECW Television Title after a record setting 23 months. At Living Dangerously 2000, ECW were looking to fill that vacancy with the semi-finals and finals of the tournament to crown a new champion, involving Rhyno, Sandman, Super Crazy and Little Guido. In addition, the show would also play host to one of the most dangerous stunts in the history of the company as New Jack and Vic Grimes took 'Living Dangerously' to a whole new, literal meaning, and the ECW Tag Titles were up for grabs in a 3-way dance featuirng Mike Awesome & Raven vs. Tommy Dreamer and Masato Tanaka vs. The Impact Players.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WCW Superbrawl II

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 129:51


    WCW Superbrawl II would see Lex Luger defending his WCW World Heavyweight Title just a couple of months before signing for Vince McMahon's World Bodybuilding Federation, with Sting as his opponent. In addition to that main event, Ricky Steamboat was defending the US Title against Rick Rude, Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton put their tag titles on the line against The Steiner Brothers, and Brian Pillman challenged WCW Light-Heavyweight Champion Jushin 'Thunder' Liger in a celebrated contest.    The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tinky and Matt.

    WWE Elimination Chamber 2011

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 118:43


    WWE were on the Road to Wrestlemania 27 when they presented the 2011 edition of the Elimination Chamber and were finalising the card with a pair of Chamber matches and WWE Title contest. In the Chamber matches, firstly Edge defends the World Heavyweight Title against Rey Mysterio Jr, Kane, The Big Show, Drew McIntyre and Wade Barrett, and then John Cena, CM Punk, John Morrison, Randy Orton, Sheamus and R-Truth battled it out to determine who would challenge for the WWE Title at that year's 'Mania- against either The Miz or Jerry Lawler.   The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE Saturday Night's Main Event 5 (February 1986)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 92:58


    With Wrestlemania 2 just a few weeks away, WWE were making a major pitch for pay-per-view buys with the latest episode of Saturday Night's Main Event. This one featured hype for all the main matches at the big show, including Mr T facing Bob Orton Jr in a boxing match, Hulk Hogan defending the WWE Title against Magnificent Muraco and The British Bulldogs having a shot at The Dream Team's Tag Team belts. On top of all that, the show includes the unveiling of the 'Real American' Hulk Hogan music video! The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tinky and Matt.

    WCW Superbrawl VI

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 120:39


    It's back to World Championship Wrestling for this week's episode of The Random Wrestling Review as we go back to 1996 and Superbrawl VI that took place just a few months before the arrival of the NWO. At this event, WCW presented a double cage match main event, with Hulk Hogan and The Giant facing off in one match, and Randy Savage defending the WCW Title against Ric Flair in the other.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Tinky, Matt and Stephen.

    WWE Royal Rumble 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2022 182:43


    Last Saturday, WWE presented it's annual Royal Rumble show, featuring both the Men and Women's Royal Rumble matches, as well as Roman Reigns defending the Universal Title against Seth Rollins and the WWE Title match between Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley. During the show, the company provided a boat load of surprises and clearly signposted their vision for this year's Wrestlemania- but was it any good? The Random Wrestling Review breaks it all down for you! The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE Royal Rumble 2004

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022 141:33


    This week on The Random Wrestling Review, we take a look back at the night Chris Benoit entered the Rumble match at number 1 and went all the way to the end and booked his place in the main event of Wrestlemania 20. On the way, things heated up in the Mick Foley and Randy Orton feud, Shawn Michaels and Triple H faced one off in a Last Man Standing Match and Eddie & Chavo battled each other following the break up of Los Guerreros The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Tinky, Tom and Matt.

    WWE Royal Rumble 1990

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 141:26


    Royal Rumble season is back on The Random Wrestling Review and begins this year with the 1990 edition of the spectacular. Featuring the big face off in the Rumble between the two biggest stars in the industry at the time, Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior, the 30-man rumble match takes centre stage here. In addition, Greg Valentine and Ronnie Garvin face each other in a submission match, and The Genius takes on Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Tinky, James Truepenny and Matt Roberts.

    WCW Sin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 127:58


    This week, we take a look at one of WCW's last pay-per-views, their January 2001 offer, Sin, a night that's infamous mainly for the hideous leg break suffered by Sid Vicious in the main event for the WCW title where he was up against defending Champion Scott Steiner, Jeff Jarrett and a Mystery Opponent. It was also the night of Goldberg's final ever WCW match as he and Sarge battled Totally Buffed in a contest with the stipulation that if Goldberg's team lost, he'd be banned from the company.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE New Year's Revolution 2007

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 108:18


    After a one week break, The Random Wrestling Review is back and in line with the beginning of 2022 we cover WWE's New Year's Revolution 2007 where John Cena was set to defend the WWE Title against Umaga. In addition to that, D-Generation X were up against Rated RKO in a contest for the latter's Tag Team Title, Jeff Hardy and Johnny Nitro squared off in a cage match for the Intercontinental Title and Ric Flair fought Kenny Dykstra.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Old Man, Tinky and James Truepenny. 

    AWA Christmas Night 1984

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 89:22


    It's the Christmas special of The Random Wrestling Review, and this week the podcast goes back further than it has ever gone before and explores a promotion it hasn't looked at previously with AWA's Christmas Night 1984 show. The card includes an AWA Title match between Rick Martel and Jimmy Garvin, Nick Bockwinkel taking on Curt Hennig and a tag contest pitting Greg Gagne & Jerry Blackwell against Bruiser Brody and The Masked Superstar The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE Armageddon 2008

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 116:08


    Come the end of 2008, Jeff Hardy was riding a wave of popularity and had been a nearly-man on a number of occasions as regards to winning the WWE Title. Running into Armageddon he would have another chance to win the gold as he faced Champion, Edge, and Triple H in a triple-threat match. In addition to this, Batista and Randy Orton would do battle, John Cena defended the World Heavyweight Title against Chris Jericho, and CM Punk faced Rey Mysterio in the final of a tournament to name a new number 1 contender to the Intercontinental Title. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE Saturday Night‘s Main Event 14 (January 1988)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 78:57


    It's time for another Saturday Night's Main Event episode and this time around Hulk Hogan is facing the challenge of King Kong Bundy in a rematch from the previous SNME but this time, Bundy has Andre the Giant in his corner and is gunning for Hogan's WWE Title. In addition to this Strike Force defend their recently won tag titles against The Bolsheviks and Jake Roberts battles Sika.  The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE Armageddon 1999

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 131:46


    For WWE's final pay-per-view of the last millennium the company served up a main event which saw Triple H face Vince McMahon in a match where if Vince McMahon won Triple H's marriage to Stephanie would be annulled but if Triple H won, not only would the marriage stand, but also Triple H would receive a future WWE Title shot. Underneath, Chyna and Chris Jericho battled over the Intercontinental Title, The Rock N Sock Connection challenged the New Age Outlaws for the tag team straps and Kane and X-Pac fought one another in a steel cage. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    NWA Starrcade 1986: Night of the Skywalkers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 141:50


    It's time for NWA/WCW's equivalent of Wrestlemania as we take a look back at Starrcade from 1986, subtitled 'Night of the Skywalkers' due to the Scaffold Match set to take place between The Road Warriors and Midnight Express. Also on the show, Ric Flair defends his NWA World Title against Nikita Koloff, The Rock N Roll Express defended their Tag Titles against The Minnesota Wrecking Crew, and Dusty Rhodes put his Television Title on the line in a first blood match versus Tully Blanchard. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

    WWE Survivor Series 1993

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 109:27


    In the final part of our trilogy of Survivor Series episodes we take a look back at the Survivor Series 1993 a night where the Foreign Fanatics, led by Yokozuna and including Crush, Ludvig Borga and Jacques of the Quebecers, take on the All Americans of Lex Luger, Undertaker and The Steiner Brothers in the main event. In addition, the Hart family come together, as four of the brothers take on Shawn Michaels and his Knights of the Squared Circle, and Razor Ramon teams with 1-2-3 Kid, Marty Jannetty and Randy Savage against IRS, Diesel, Rick Martel and Adam Bomb. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you by Old Man, Tom and Tinky.

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