Weekly breakdown of this weeks AEW Dynamite episode, plus hot takes on everything going on in the pro-wrestling industry!
We dive into GCW's monster go-home double shot weekend leading into the Hammerstein show on Sunday January 23rd. Both events, Most Notrious & Say You Will delivered with crazy action and tons of story set-up for this coming weekend's historic event. The Briscoes, Matt Cardona, Atticus Cogar, Matthew Justice, Tony Deppen, Allie Katch, AJ Gray, Jeff Jarrett, Effy, Ricky Morton & many more were all in action. Come hang with Mike & Chad as they break it all down!
We hit the open road this week with Monte Hellman's 1971 film, Two Lane Blacktop. We get into the oddball cast, Kris Kristofferson's involvement, Route 66 Americana, how the open road spells freedom, and more! Hang with us for a little while, man. FIND US: theturnbuckletavern.com
It's Monday morning and there is no better way to kick off the week than to have your Tavern crew bring three new debate topics for your listening pleasure! This week we are joined by friend of the show Kenny from Da Call Up Podcast and J-Boney Khan himself. Our topics include best Royal Rumble moment, has the Intercontinental Championship lost its purpose, and whether or not Tony Khan was wrong for tweeting about the Big Swole situation. Stay safe out there and get ready for another week at The Tavern!
It is time for your weekly figure fix with The Turnbuckle Tavern. This week we do a deep dive into all things figure related and we do so with the man behind the Major Bendies from the Major Wrestling Figure Podcast! If you like what you are hearing here, please make you way over to Youtube to check all this talking, in video form. Go to theturnbuckletavern.com for all things Tavern related!
This week on Visits The Tavern we sit down and talk with ROW Champ, Will Allday! We talk about everything from early wrestling fandom and what made him want to become a professional wrestler, to what brought him to train with WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T. We talk about all the promotions he has worked with and his goals over the next 3 years. There is a little bit for everyone in this interview so don't miss out. For all things Tavern, visit us at theturnbuckletavern.com. Have a great weekend!
It's Thursday morning, and you know what that means! It is time for the best AEW review in all the land. This week, Chad was on assignment as he took third row and was in person for Dynamite. Snead and The Staple hold down the bar as we had an exciting night of wrestling. We have story time with Adam Cole, Punk and Wardlow go to war, MJF has words for Punk, we see action from Shida, Deeb, Sammy, and Daniel Garcia, and we see the debut of one Brody King! This is one review you don't want to miss!
Today we are joined by the newest member of The Pod Foundation, John Soileau aka J-Bone! We deep dive into his pro wrestling fandom, talk about how his podcast came about, collecting wrestling figures and so much more! Coming Down The Aisle http://www.comingdowntheaislepod.com ----- Find all of our social media and links at: http://www.theturnbuckledebate.com ----- Follow Tom on social media at: @TheOGFigKid
It's time to get RAW and time to get DOWN! The #1 source for all things WWE at the Tavern is back for some more news, rumors, and reviews, hosted by Young Anthony, J-Bone, and Marco! On this week's episode: why is MLW suing the WWE? Is the Forbidden Door finally open for the company?? Why was that Nikki Cross/Rhea Ripley segment so long??? All of this and more, including a Predictions Championship Ceremony, as we welcome you to the RAWDOWN!
This week we highlight Robert Altman's 1971 anti-western, McCabe & Mrs. Miller. We dive into what makes this an anti-western, the unique sound design, Robert Altman clashing with Warren Beatty, and so much more. Journey back to ‘71 with us, movie fans!
It's Monday morning, and you know what that means! The Debate team is primed and ready to kick off the week with three new debate topics. This week we bring you the 4 pillars of The Tavern as Snead, Chad, Tom and Mike bring the heat. We discuss if AEW's Battle of the Belts was a success, if Mickie James joining the WWE Women Royal Rumble signals a change in philosophy for WWE working with other promotions, and round it out by asking if quality story or quality wrestling is more important. Have a great week!
Welcome to 2022 and your first Fig Night podcast of the year! In this episode, Tom and Mike look ahead to all the great figures and figure accessories that are on the horizon for 2022. As always, if you like what you are listening to here, make sure to go over to YouTube and check out the video version to see all the things you hear us talking about. While you are there make sure to hit the subscribe button and head over to TheTurnbuckleTavern.com for all your Tavern needs! We hope your 2022 is the best!
Welcome to 2022 with The Tavern! To kick it off we had the pleasure of sitting down with the CEO of Shane Taylor Promotions, The Baddest Of All Time, Shane Taylor! We talk about everything from his time with ROH and recently training with the legendary CT Fletcher to creative freedom and what that means to him and who is on notice now that ROH has closed up shop for the foreseeable future...the answer is everyone and you don't want to miss what is said! Visit theturnbuckletavern.com for all Tavern needs!
Happy New Year and welcome to 2022 with The Tavern! We hope you had a safe and happy transition into the new year and are excited about what this year is going to bring. This week break down the first AEW Dynamite of the year and the first show on TBS. We saw Adam Page and Danielson go to war, Jade crowned TBS champion, MJF and Punk have a war of words, Jurassic Express win the tag titles and much more! Make sure to follow all things Tavern at theturnbuckletavern.com and we look forward to 2022 with you!
Chad from the The Turnbuckle Tavern Flagship show joins me to take a look back at AEW in 2021! We discuss the new additions, title changes, going from Daily's Place to hitting the road and so much more! ----- Find all of our social media and links at: http://www.theturnbuckledebate.com ----- Follow Tom on social media at: @TheOGFigKid
It is time for Rawdown! The Turnbuckle Tavern's edition of all things WWE. This week Tom, The MVP Marco and J-Bone breakdown the action from Day 1 PPV, Raw and NXT New Years Evil. We talk about the possibility of Romans Covid positive result being a work? Also, will we see the titles unified at Wrestlemania? How long will Bron Breakker stay in NXT? Sit back and listen to the #1 WWE review podcast in all the land! Find our links at theturnbuckletavern.com and Pod Foundation on Twitter and IG @podfoundation.
After a huge GCW double shot weekend, Mike and Chad are here to talk GCW: Til Infinity & GCW: Die 4 This! A lot of great action, car crash chaos, and interesting stories leading into GCW's Hammerstein show on January 23rd. Death match dream match in Alex Colon vs John Wayne Murdoch, Joey Janela & Scotty Too Hotty put on a clinic, and Jeff Jarrett even shows up with a guitar shot! Plus tons of other fun matches! Great weekend! Come hang with the fellas! Website: theturnbuckletavern.com
The 2nd film from Panos Cosmatos, the 2018 film, MANDY! Chad and Hoch argue about the virtues of this movie. One hates it, one loves it. This modern exploitation film is layered in Heavy Metal rock opera vibes, astrology, acid trip violence, sex, drugs, and vengeance. From the slain goddess to the avenging knight to the nightmarish hippie cult and the demonic-biker henchman they summon, MANDY is an experience all its own. INSTAGRAM: @thebrokenVCR WEBSITE: https://linktr.ee/BrokenVCR
It is time to start another week with The Tavern Team and a brand new Turnbuckle Debate. This week Snead, Chad, and J-BoneyKhan are joined by our first guest ever, and every-20-episode guest...Chick Foley's own, Sheena Phelps! Listen as we debate who will be the breakout star of 2022, if Bryan Danielson is wrestler of the year, and if Cody Rhodes' current run is cringe or are we here for it. Make sure you are following us at theturnbuckletavern.com for all your Tavern needs and have a great week!
Happy New Year from your entire Tavern crew! Join the fellas as they break down the best figs of 2021 and end the year on a high note. Don't forget, if you like what you are listening to here, make sure to go over to YouTube and check out the video version to see everything the guys are talking about. While you are there, go ahead and subscribe so you don't miss out on any Tavern content. We wish you a safe and happy new year full of great wrestling and great collecting!
It's Thursday morning and you know what that means! It is time again for The Tavern to break down all things AEW! This week is the last show of 2021 and the last Dynamite on TNT. We see action from Wardlow, Best Friends, Bobby Fish, Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Jade Cargill and more as we also heard from CM Punk in his first appearance at Daily's Place, and MJF having Smart Mark breakdown Wardlow's contract. It was a night jam packed with excitement and we can't wait to bring you all the highlights!
It is time for a new adventure at The Tavern and it comes in the form of GCW. Join Mike and Chad as they break down GCW's Blood On The Hills! Be sure to join us on YouTube any time there is a GCW event for a full on breakdown, and while you are there, make sure to smash that subscribe button! Head over to theturnbuckletavern.com for all you Tavern needs!
The 13th and final film from Stanley Kubrick is on deck this week. Chad and Hoch dive into the hypnotic, dream-like fantasy that is EYES WIDE SHUT. Ritualistic sex cult orgies, The Illuminati, the erotic vs the mundane, Sydney Pollack, Rainbow motifs, Christmas trees, and more! Let's get weird! Instagram: @thebrokenvcr Website: https://linktr.ee/BrokenVCR
It's Monday morning, and you know what that means! Time to start the last week of the year, and The Tavern is here with a brand new debate! This week we are joined by the hosts of Rawdown, Young Anthony and J-Boney Khan, and we have three new topics to get the debate going. This week we debate if Kevin Owens made a mistake by re-signing with WWE, whether you need to be signed to a company to be successful in the wrestling industry, and if 60 minute time limit draws are good or bad. Have a good week!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the entire Turnbuckle Tavern crew! This week on Fig Night, Tom and Mike breakdown the recent AEW figure reveals as well as unbox the new Britt Baker Ringside exclusive Blood and Guts figure. If you like what you are listening to on this podcast, make sure to follow us on YouTube and catch the visual action to accompany this audio. While we are talking Ringside Collectibles, make sure when you visit them you are using code TAVERN at checkout to save yourself 10%!
It's Thursday morning, and you know what that means. It is time for your weekly dose of The Tavern as we give you the most in-depth breakdown of AEW Dynamite in all the land. This week was the Holiday Bash edition of AEW Dynamite, and we were gifted the arrival of Kyle O'Reilly! We hear from Bryan Danielson and Adam Page, saw action from MJF, FTR, Sting, Darby Allin, CM Punk, Wardlow, Adam Cole, Orange Cassidy, Malakai Black and more! From The Tavern family to yours, we hope you have a great holiday season!
This week Tom & Mike celebrate the holidays by watching the WWECW version of December to Dismember, Elimination Chamber Match! From The Turnbuckle Tavern Family we would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The 1990 holiday classic Home Alone gets an hour of attention this week. We talk John Hughes, the spirit of Christmas, the Chicago setting, John Williams incredible score, the Three Stooges-like slapstick stunt work, fan theories, play selected clips from the movie, and much more! Instagram: @thebrokenvcr theturnbuckletavern.com
Welcome to another week at The Tavern! It is time to kick the week off and there is no better way than with a new set of debate questions from the best debate team in the world. This week we are joined by Tommy from The Run In Podcast and we tackle three new topics. We discuss whether or not Jeff Hardy should sign with AEW given their influx of former WWE talent, if Nick Khan succeeding Vince McMahon will be good or bad for business, and if there are any more hateable heels. We hope you have a great week!
Your Saturday figure-fix is in! This week your favorite figure crew here at The Tavern pays tribute to Jon Huber, also known to all of us as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper, on his birthday. We take a look back at all the figure joy he gave us over his career and talk about what a tragedy it is that his career was cut so short. If you like what you are listening to here, make sure to go over to YouTube and watch the video version and click subscribe while you are there!
This week on Visits The Tavern we sit down and talk with ROH and NWA star Beer City Bruiser! Bruiser stopped by and shared stories about the final ROH tapings and what the atmosphere was like for that, seeing Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen go at it when he was 7 years old and becoming a fan for life, training with the legend Harley Race, conversations with Rock N Roll Express, comic books, the paranormal and so much more! Be sure to check Bruiser out on social media and go check him out in a town near you!
It's Thursday morning, and you know what that means! It's time for your weekly Dynamite breakdown with the best in the game...The Turnbuckle Tavern! Winter Is Coming, and it came strong right out of the gate with "Hangman" Adam Page and Bryan Danielson going to a 60 minute time-limit draw in a match-of-the-year quality matchup. We saw MJF and Dante Martin for the Dynamite Diamond Ring, Wardlow, Matt Sydal, Shida, Deeb, and much more. Grab yourself a refreshment and buckle up, you do not want to miss this!
Bob Clark's 1974 film BLACK CHRISTMAS is up for discussion this week. We dive into the beautiful look of the film & how it elevates it, the camera itself being “the killer”, the theory of John Carpenter's Halloween being it's unofficial sequel, Bob Clark's masterful detail for Christmas films, and much more. Put us in your ears with this non-traditional Christmas classic! Instagram: @thebrokenVCR Find us: https://linktr.ee/BrokenVCR
Another new week, another new episode of The Turnbuckle Debate! This week we come to you with the original crew of Snead, Chad, and Tom as we have three brand new debate topics to kick the week off in style. This week we debate if fans jumping the guardrail is a good or bad thing, will GCW outlast ECW's run given the comparison of the two companies, and if it is a massive mistake by AEW if Cody does not turn heel. Make sure to visit theturnbuckletavern.com for all your Tavern needs and have a great week!
It is time again to kick the weekend off with your figure fix from The Tavern! This week Tom, Mike, and Boney Khan himself, J-Bone take an in-depth look at the Bone Crunching line of figures and so much more from around the world of wrestling figures. As always, if you enjoy what you are listening to here, please go to YouTube and check out the video version and see what the guys are talking about. Also, please go to theturnbuckletavern.com for all your Tavern needs! Have a great weekend!
This week on Visits The Tavern, we sit and talk with The Iron Demon, Shane Mercer! You have seen Shane on GCW, AEW, and many other independent promotions and we had a blast talking about his career. We talk about everything from the vibe of GCW, preparing for a deathmatch, working on AEW Dark, medieval weaponry, early fandom and so much more. You can catch Shane on GCW's The WRLD at The Hammerstein Ballroom on January 23rd and at a show close to you by following his social media to catch where he will be!
It's Thursday morning, and you know what that means! The Tavern is here for all your AEW needs as we bring you the best Dynamite review you can find. We hear from CM Punk, see MJF get a hometown crowd welcome as he competes in the Dynamite Diamond Ring battle royal, see Trent return in Sue's minivan to reunite with Best Friends, see Cody challenge Sammy for the TNT Title and watch action from The Young Bucks, Bryan Danielson, and more! Head over to TheTurnbuckleTavern.com for all your Tavern needs!
TheOGFigKid and Mike Belcaster take another deep dive into the archives when they look at Hulk Hogan & Roddy Piper taking on Harley Race and Paul Orndorff from November of 1986 at Madison Square Garden! Then they look at November 2 Remember from 1995 with Raven & Cactus Jack taking on Terry Funk & Tommy Dreamer! Check out www.theTurnbuckleTavern.com for all of our links!
John McTiernan's 1988 film, Die Hard, is on the table this week for Hoch and Chad to discuss. Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman headline this action classic. The fellas dissect whether this film is a Christmas movie, the importance of story being told through walkie-talkies, and much much more. Stop in and let's nerd out. Instagram: @TheBrokenVCR theturnbuckletavern.com
It's Monday morning and it is time to kick off another week at The Tavern and we begin with a new set of debate topics! This week we are joined by Justin from In Ring Art and it was a great time. Our three new topics include what is the best wrestling chant of all time, will AEW/NJPW have a super show in 2022, and has AEW mishandled Adam Cole since his arrival? Grab a cold one and lets kick the week off right!
It is time to kick off your Saturday with all the latest news from around the wrestling figure world with Fig Night At The Tavern! Join Tom and Mike on this audio version of our YouTube hit show and get all the latest details on what has been going on, along with some fun segments like Toys in the Attic! As always, if you like what you are hearing here, go over to YouTube to see all that is talked about in this version, and while you are there go ahead and hit that subscribe button! Have a great weekend!
This week we had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with The Human Monster Truck, Perry Von Vicious! We talk about everything from his drive and passion for professional wrestling and what drives him to be the best that he can, to his chickens that you see on social media and the art of 3D printing and how he has made his own action figures of himself. There is no shortage of fun in this interview and we can't wait to talk with Perry again and bring you a part 2. Kick back and lets have some fun!
It's Thursday morning, and you know what that means! It is time, once again, for the most in-depth breakdown of the latest AEW Dynamite. This week we saw Bryan Danielson and Hangman face to face, MJF and CM Punk in a war of words, Cody Rhodes and Andrade catch fire, hear from Miro about his new quest, see Darby Allin and Sting face The Gunn Club in Stings first match in Atlanta in 14 years, and much more! On Call The Hoch, we get in the slip and start the third round of the Entrance Theme Invitational!
This week we talk with Young Anthony of the Titantron Podcast. We learn what it is like for someone in the 2000's to fall in love with wrestling and how they view the business. We talk his favorite era, his favorite wrestlers, what he thinks of the industry today. He fills is on podcasting and we talk about how he came aboard the Tavern when he's not even old enough to drink! ------ Get all of your links for the Titantron Podcast at: https://linktr.ee/thetitantronpodcast ----- Find all of our social media and links at: http://www.theturnbuckledebate.com ----- Follow Tom on social media at: @TheOGFigKid
Clint Eastwood's 1971 directorial debut is on the docket. This female stalker film influenced an entire subgenre of cinema and exudes the dreamlike atmosphere of its Central California Coastline locale. Jessica Walter gives the performance of her career. Pop this 70s gem in and join Chad & Hoch for an hour of film nerd exploration! Every Tuesday | Apple & Spotify theturnbuckletavern.com Instagram @thebrokenVCR
What a better way to come back after a long Thanksgiving weekend than to start the week with your favorite debaters! This week we are joined by debate-veteran, Battle from The Battleground Podcast! Our topics of debate this week include whether or not The Rock will main event WrestleMania next year, if AEW's existence has hurt or helped Impact Wrestling, and if The Elite never left ROH, would it be as strong as AEW is now? We had a great Thanksgiving at The Tavern, and we hope you did too...now lets debate!
Happy Thanksgiving from our fig family to yours! In this special holiday edition, Tom and Mike do a special unboxing of the Britt Baker AEW Unmatched chase figure, cover news about the Danhausen figure release from Zombie Sailor Toys, and more! As always, if you enjoy what you are listening to on this audio version, please visit The Turnbuckle Tavern over on YouTube and give us a like and a subscribe for all your visual figure needs. Happy Thanksgiving!
In honor of Native American Heritage Day, we got to sit down and talk with Navajo Warrior! He has a storied career that spans from the 90's to today. We talk about his first matches in WWF in 1993, wrestling Yokozuna and learning from Fatu, the Reservation Tour that he did with a young John Cena, working with Championship Wrestling From Hollywood, what it means to bring a character to the ring that honors his heritage and so much more. We hope you enjoy our time with Navajo Warrior as much as we did!
Happy Thanksgiving from your Tavern crew! Let us be your after-dinner entertainment as we give you the best AEW Dynamite breakdown in the game today. This week the Chicago crowd was hot as we kicked off with MJF and CM Punk in a war of words, we saw action from Cody, Bryan Danielson, Malakai Black, FTR, Lucha Brothers, Thunder Rosa, Gunn Club and more. Make sure you going to theturnbuckletavern.com for all things Tavern related and have a great holiday!
This week Matt from The Extra Cooler show joins TheOGFigKid. We deep dive into Matt's early days as a fan, what brought him back to wrestling after tapping out for a bit and where he stands now. We talk the origins of The ExtraCooler Show and so much more. ------ ExtraCooler Podcast: https://www.extracoolerart.com/podcast @Mattsinthecooler on IG! @ExtraCoolerShow on Twitter! ----- Find all of our social media and links at: http://www.theturnbuckledebate.com ----- Follow Tom on social media at: @TheOGFigKid
Happy Thanksgiving! In the spirit of the holiday, join us as we revisit John Hughes' 1987 film, “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles.” It's the holiday trip from Hell when Steven Martin's uptight “Neal” is tethered to John Candy's annoying “Del” from New York to Chicago. Will they make it home in time for Thanksgiving? Get in the holiday mood with the Broken VCR!
It is time for your Monday morning debate fix and we are kicking it old school. This week we roll with the original 3-man crew of Snead, Chad and Tom as we tackle three new topics. We debate who will be joining the House of Black in AEW, if it is lazy booking to lean on the past, and whether or not Full Gear was AEW's best PPV so far. We had a blast going retro with the crew and we hope you all enjoy as well. Grab a drink and lets get to it!