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Tights and Fights is the podcast that covers pro-wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves. Every week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle make sense of the chaos that is the world of sports-entertainment. Whether it's the latest headlines, a cultural analysis of an o…

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    Ep. 309: Summerslam 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 43:33

    It was the biggest party of the Summer and Vince McMahon wasn't invited! Let's talk about Summerslam and RAW on a brand new Tights and Fights.Triple H made his presence felt in the first night on RAW, allowing Becky Lynch to turn face and bringing back Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai to shake up the women's roster on WWE. The other book end of the night featured Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns for what may be the last time. And I think we can all agree that TRACTORS!!!!!Between all the great matches and the United States Championship getting a ton of love there's a change in the air that's infectious. Hell, we even loved seeing Logan Paul in our wrestling show! What a time!The Three CountHal put over Bayley recalling her injury.Danielle put over SRS calling knuck if you buck.Julian over NXT (can you believe it?).Hosted by Hal Lublin and  Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.

    Ep. 308: Life after Vince

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 46:35

    This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. This is it. The big one. The story we never thought we'd cover so soon: Vince McMahon is officially OUT from WWE and Stephanie McMahon and Triple H are in!Now that Hunter has full control of the book, we'll talk about our hopes for his creative regime and why we're more optimistic about WWE than we have been in years. Plus: The IWGP women's title is real and it's coming soon!The Main Event: Stephanie McMahonWe have seen Stephanie McMahon graduate from the damsel in distress to Triple H's fake wife to Triple H's real wife to the chief brand officer all the way to the top business person of WWE.The Three CountHal put over Baby Gargano tuning up the band and Paul Heyman's career advice.Danielle put over Ricky Starks and his future.Lindsey put over Matt Gaetz being mocked by the marks of Gen Z.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 307: Larry Steve (and Alexa Bliss)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 58:00

    This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. VINCE MCMAHON HAS RETIRED FROM ALL OF HIS ACTIVE WWE RESPONSIBILITIES. And even though the announcement happened after we recorded, Hal and producer Julian still have time to discuss their early reactions.But other than that, the wrestling world feels like it's in a bit of a slump at the moment. But while things don't feel as exciting as they should, let's find some positives before SummerSlam starts and wrestlers continue fighting sharks or whateverThe Main Event: Larry Steve (and Alexa Bliss)Alexa Bliss has been back for a few months now. And instead of competing for the world championships, she's working to find her footing and messing around with the 24/7 title in the meantime. But before we get to her, let's talk about her pet pig who touched the hearts of millions before he left us too soon: Larry Steve. The Three CountHal put over Werewolf World Wrestling.Danielle put over the insanity of this week.Lindsey put over the Sami on Broken Skull Sessions.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 308: Just one ball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 66:45

    This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. It's time to speculate about the end of TV ratings on a brand new Tights and Fights!Yup, it looks like the WWE is officially going back to TV-14 after decades of PG television. What does that mean for the show itself? Probably none of the things that we suggest.Sasha Banks is in the news again with her first public appearance at C2E2 since leaving WWE. Why does it matter how much money she's charging to work with the convention? That's the best part- it doesn't!Plus we'll talk about why we miss Rhea Ripley, why we can't wait for Ronda to head out and where Liv Morgan should go nextThe Main Event: Paul HeymanPaul Heyman has been the peak of promos as an advocate, manager and special council for WWE's biggest stars. Now that he's once again caught between his two biggest collaborators in the latest Lesnar/Reigns match, we're going to take a look at Heyman's career and legacy in wrestling so far. The Three CountHal put over Shinsuke Corbin.Danielle put over Keith Lee's “why”.Lindsey put over the G1 tournament announcement.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 307: Money in the Bank 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 61:20

    This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Money in the Bank brought with it some great matches and moments that we can't wait to discuss on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!But that's almost secondary to all the real-life Vince McMahon news that's been delivered this week. Why is all this coming out now? We'll speculate and explain why it's similar to the ousting of a certain Prime Minister.And not only that, but we've gotta talk about Christian's promo on Matt Hardy, Wardlow's big title win and so much.The Main Event: PaigePaige has had one of the most revolutionary and tumultuous WWE careers in recent memory. Now she's officially run through her last contract and is parting ways with the company. So we're going to look back on everything she accomplished.The Three CountHal put over Paul Heyman's lecture.Danielle put over an amazing thread about WWE.Lindsey put over George Carlin and wrestling.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 306: Halfway through 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 44:28

    This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Can you believe we're a full six months into the year? We're finally ready to discuss the halfway point on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!One of the biggest news items from WWE this week is that they signed Logan Paul to a contract to wrestle for the company. Don't count any of us as Paul supporters, but we'll explain why he has the carney energy to do good things in WWE.AEW just had their “Forbidden Door” PPV. And what else could get us more excited than the debut of Claudio Castignoli (formerly known as WWE's Cesaro). Between his showcase and AEW wrestlers appearing on RAW to thank John Cena, it's been a wild and crazy The Main Event: 2022 so farWe're already halfway through 2022 and have already experienced plenty of highs and lows in the world of wrestling. This week, we're talking all about what's stood out to us in the year so far, from stars, to moments behind the scenes or anything else.The Three CountHal put over John Cena granting wishes.Danielle put over the wrestling world showering Claudio with love.Julian put over Montez Ford's future.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 305: No Chance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 58:50

    This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. It's the most cursed Summer of wrestling, but let's try to brave it together on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Injuries continue to plague both AEW and WWE. Daniel Bryan is out for the foreseeable future and has promised a surprise competitor to replace him in his upcoming matches at “Forbidden Door” and “Blood & Guts.” Rhea Ripley is not medically cleared to compete at “Money in the Bank.” So Bianca Belair will face Carmella instead.But there's thankfully still some things to be happy about and a bold explanation about which pop culture franchises best explain the purpose of AEW.The Main Event: Vince McMahonVincent Kennedy McMahon has been the chief creative and business mind behind WWE for decades. Every single decision and expansion has been made with him at the center of it. With the latest scandal and investigation, he faces what may be the most significant disruption to his power yet.Full disclosure: the main event segment has been rumored to be cursed the last few weeks, with anyone who we discuss getting disappeared from TV. So we figured why not aim high?The Three CountHal put over Kevin Owens understanding movies.Danielle put overJohnny Hardy.Lindsey put over Paul Heyman and Terry Funk video games!Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 304: Tea, trauma and tragedy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 54:26

    This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. What a massive week of news. And we'll do our best to sift through it all on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Vince McMahon has stepped away from WWE, at least on a temporary basis. This comes after a Wall Street Journal report that he paid off a former employee after what the story called “an affair.” As the WWE board looks into whether he used WWE money to cover for his transgressions, Stephanie McMahon has been announced as the interim chairwoman and CEO.There's a lot to sift through and the only way we know how is with jokes speculation!Plus, the hits just keep coming: Jeff Hardy was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. He's now been suspended from AEW as he seeks rehabilitation. So we make an impassioned plea for him to get the help he needs. The Main Event: Rhea RipleyRhea Ripley has a new look and a new faction on her side with The Judgment Day. And the group's first order of business is to support Rhea in her match against Bianca Belair so that she can earn her second RAW women's title.The Three CountHal put over Big E's big accomplishment.Danielle put over MJF's celebrity encounter.Lindsey put over comedy and Wrestling.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 303: Injury Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 45:49

    There's so much that's happened across every wrestling show. We're happy to guide you along on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Hell in a Cell was a generally well received PPV, and not just for the banger of a main event. Asuka, Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch turned in a great triple threat for the RAW women's title and all three women have a lot of options in the aftermath.Somehow Kevin Owens has kept the game with Ezekiel going for months now. How much longer until it's a wrap?And all signs point to Jon Moxley standing tall as the AEW Champion for the first time in several years. But will he be able to bring a title prominence that's in danger of getting lost in a crowded field of belts on AEW?The Main Event: Injuries Injuries are a constant part of wrestling. But this past week, we've had a bunch of wrestlers get hurt and disrupt the best laid plans of marks and bookersThe Three CountHal put over Danhausen's fun time band.Julian put over Ms. Marvel/Mustafa fan art.Lindsey put over Adam Page being brave.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 302: Better than You

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 55:11

    This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Maxwell Jacob Friedman and his contract drama has taken the world by storm. Is it a work? Is it a shoot? Who cares! Let's just bask in it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights.But first: Hal's finally back! And that means we can catch him up on all the wrestling he's missed.AEW had their Double or Nothing PPV where CM Punk at last won the AEW World Championship. What do we hope for as he cements himself as the face of the company and prepares to fight Hiroshi Tanahashi?Plus, we'll look ahead to Hell in a Cell and lament that the women don't get a cell this year. Boooooo!The Main Event: MJFMaxwell Jacob Friedman has been one of the most consistent acts on AEW since the brand premiered. Now there's more drama around him and his future in the company than ever before.The Three CountHal put over Sami Zan, honorary UCE.Danielle put over Nikita Lyons' heel turnLindsey put over wrestling's presence on pride month.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 301: Butts and Cats Club

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 50:50

    This week's show is brought to you in party by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. We're just a few days away from AEW's Double or Nothing show, but there are tons of stories developing outside the fictional world of wrestling television too.Kota Abushi's troubles with New Japan have only just begun. And the latest press conference did not reflect favorably on the federation.Roman Reigns is still expected to scale back his presence in WWE for a little while; so what does that mean now that the Bloodline has all the gold?But all that aside… how about MJF's Burberry ref shirt?The Main EventHe's the AEW world champion that the company spent the most time building up and now Hangman Adam Page has a date with CM Punk in the biggest match of his career.The Three CountLindsey put over YOU!Julian put over Sasha Banks and the Mountain GoatsDanielle put over Jade Cargill's life.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 300: Spotlight on the Boss

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 57:15

    It's the 300th episode of Tights and Fights! And we had a chaotic week of wrestling news to celebrate!Stephanie McMahon has taken a leave of absence from WWE. While she hasn't been on TV as much these, days her duties behind the scenes are extensive and important. We'll explain what a big loss this is… and even speculate a little about what this could mean for the company.But there's a lot of things to celebrate from the regular TV shows too like the amazing fun that is Kevin Owens and Ezekiel, some fun stunt casting on AEW and Toxic Attraction having fun on TikTok.. The Main EventSasha Banks has been a fixture of WWE's women's for years now. She was part of the first crop of women call-ups from NXT as the company signaled it would focus on the division more. And from wigs, weaves, championships and everything in between, she's become one of the biggest stars in WWE… including when she makes headlines.The Three CountLindsey put over Kota Ibushi (the birthday boy).Julian put over Roman Reigns on AEWDanielle put over BaddieHausenHosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 299: Pizza and Buffet

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 56:21

    This week's show is brought to you in party by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. We've got so much wrestling news to catch up on this week on Tights and Fights!WWE had another PPV this weekend. While it was a tepid build, there's no denying that the match quality exceeded expectations.AEW is building to a major show of their own as well. With the Owen Hart Memorial Tournaments in full swing and CM Punk set to challenge for the AEW World Championship, what is going right on Wednesday Nights?All of this and we think it's time for a nice food analogy to explain what you get form the various wrestling shows on TV.The Main EventCharlotte Flair and Roman Reigns have run roughshod over Smackdown for a while. Now they're both set to take a sabbatical with more wrestlers stepping up to carry the burden.The Three CountLindsey put over CM Punk yelling at people about women's rights.Julian put over SoFi StadiumDanielle put over Fightful's twitter dramaHosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 298: Tights and Dice - A TTRPG adventure

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 67:28

    This episode is part of the annual #MaxFunDrive! “Tights and Fights” is possible because of our beloved Maximum Fun Members whose generous contributions go directly to this show to help it continue. Go to maximumfun.org/join to become a MaxFun Member and support this show for as little as $5 a month. Plus you'll earn great gifts including special bonus episodes of every single show on the MaxFun Network, a special patch and more.Tights and Fights listeners also get their own wrestling nickname that will be read on the show- just let us know about it @tightsfights on Twitter.Thank you for the support!As part of the #MaxFunDriveFinale, we're setting aside the news and events in the week in wrestling to play the Worldwide Wrestling Tabletop Role Playing Game.Hal Danielle and Lindsey are led on their journey by creative force, Julian Burrell to take on the personas of wrestlers and live out their dreams of superstardom!And speaking of those wrestling personas:Meet Pony Girl, Bob (Short for Kate) and Roger Cornelius Vanderbilt Esquire III M.D.- Three wrestlers who have scratched and clawed their from developmental for a chance at the main roster of the Maximum Fights Wrestling Federation.But between an audience that they need to impress, moves that they need to get right and the cruel hand of fate, do they have what it takes to achieve their goals?Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 297: Wrestling Celebrities ft. RJ City

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 68:21

    This episode is part of the annual #MaxFunDrive! To support this show for as little as $5 a month AND earn great gifts as a MaxFun Member, go to Maximumfun.org/join.It's the #MaxFunDrive and that means inviting on special Wrestle Fwiends on brand new episode of Tights and Fights.RJ City has made a name for himself as a truly unique show across the independent wrestling scene. In the past year though, he's gone more mainstream than ever.He was scene regularly on WWE's YouTube channel and now he's got a new talk show on AEW called “Hey(EW).” According to him, his new show isn't all that different from what he used to be known for… just with a massive budget. He'll tell us all about his latest project, his new wrestling persona and what the difference is between making web content for WWE vs. AEW.The Main EventWe just got done with WrestleMania which had a surprising amount of celebrities in major matches on the card. This continues a proud tradition in wrestling of bringing famous people on to have a good time and hopefully bring new eyes on the shows.The Three CountRJ put over FTR somehow getting over as faces.Danielle put over MJF on the Acafellas.Lindsey put over Danhausen cursing William Regal.Hal put over one of his best friends.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 296: Charlotte Flair

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 49:28

    Whether you're a tall blonde queen or a short and pissy brunette, this episode of Tights and Fights is for you!AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling have at last confirmed their upcoming joint show “Forbidden Door.” There's still a lot of questions about what the card will look like, but we know that there won't be any women's crossover matches. How excited are we despite that?Plus, there were some fun surprises across all the shows: Cody Rhodes is really over as a face in WWE! Naomi and Sasha Banks have gotten a lot of chances to show off the women's tag titles! And Britt Baker got the major ovation that we've come to expect from her in Brittsburgh.The Main EventIt's time for another edition of our segment "My Special Wrestler" where we invite you to share your personal stories about why a wrestler means so much to you. This time we've got an email from listener Maggie Rose who tells us about why she loves Charlotte Flair.If you want to share a story about your special wrestler email it to us at julian@maximumfun.orgThe Three CountDanielle put over good guy Roman Reigns.Lindsey put over KENTA vs. CM Punk(?).Julian put over Najee Harris on Dynamite and Hook vs. Danhausen getting the treatment that it deserves.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 295: The Debut Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 51:52

    This week's episode is brought to you by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Turn out the lights and get your spotlight ready, it's time for your debut on a brand new Tights and Fights!It looks like the bloodline is coming after all the tag team titles in the next phase of their conquest. Does this mean the end of the brand split as we know it? And if so, would this be a good thing or a bad thing for WWE programming?Plus: Sonya Deville snuck her way into a title match with Bianca Belair. We'll talk about how far Sonya has come since the her debut several years ago.While AEW had a massive show on Wednesday night, the thing that drew the ire of most fans was the first appearance of Satnam Singh. What went wrong with his first showcase and was the outrage justified?The Main EventDebuts are premium content in wrestling. It's a chance for wrestlers to introduce themselves to a brand new audience for the first time. We're gonna talk about some of our favorites from over the years; whether they were switching companies, called up to the WWE main roster or were introduced to us for the first time. The Three CountDanielle put over Montez Ford's tope shimmy.Lindsey put over the OTHER CYN.Hal put over Mojo Rawley's wedding attire.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 294: WrestleMania 38

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 70:58

    It's our annual retrospective on Night 1 and Night 2 of Ice Cream Christmas (or WrestleMania for the uninitiated) a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!There were a lot of really good title matches, but none greater than Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair. While we definitely should have had more women's matches, we can point to this one as an early contender for Match of the year. Plus: talk about a great showcase for why celebrities belong in wrestling! The Jackass team, Pat McAfee and (ugh) Logan Paul all brought the goods. We'll explain why the involvement of celebrities will always be a net good at a wrestling show.There's tons of matches to get to so let's not waste another moment!The Three CountDanielle put over Samoa Joe doing the shmoney danceLindsey put over Little Rip Rip.Hal put over Paul Heyman encouraging the Tribal Chief.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 293: King of Kings, Show of Shows

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 48:53

    Can you feel it? It's the final hours before WrestleMania weekend and we're ready to celebrate on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Even as we get closer to the biggest show of the year, matches continue to be added. What looks like it could make for a fun encounter? And most importantly: What food preparations have been made within our households?While WWE has the spotlight for now, AEW is laying to groundwork for their interactions with the Ring of Honor roster and the early days of the Owen Hart Cup. Grab a seat at the table, we're eatin' good this week!The Main Event:Triple H has officially retired from in-ring action after an extended battle with viral pneumonia that nearly killed him. That closes the book on a storied career that includes some of the most elaborate wrestlemania matches and entrances in history.The Three CountDanielle put over Naomi to Becky on twitter.Lindsey put over Seth Rollins' many potential opponentsJulian put over the upcoming game WrestleQuestHosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 292: Baddest of the bad

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 49:41

    The beacon of WrestleMania is within sight on a brand new Tights and Fights!Where do we even begin with the biggest show of the year? Against all odds it looks like a very solid two nights of wrestling that have been set up to feel as massive as they should. Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch have added a lot of grit to the final leg of their story and Seth Rollins continues to carry a feud with the specter of Cody Rhodes right up to the final RAW of the build.How hopefully are we that WWE will deliver? Well… we'll see.Plus, NXT TakeOver Stand & Deliver will be airing the morning of the first day of WrestleMania. Things are much more optimistic in the colorful world of 2.0, but who's due to finally be called up to the main roster?All of that… plus discussing some of the grossest AEW stories of the week and reminding the world that “Blackpool” is one word.The Main Event:WWE has a new series out called WWE Evil where they take a look at some of the biggest heels from their history. So we figured why not talk about some of our favorite baddest of the bad guys. The Three CountDanielle put over Keith Lee trending on twitter.Lindsey put over Toni Storm's OnlyFans accountHal put over the film “Body Slam”Bonus: All Star Rock n' Wrestling Saturday SpectacularHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 291: Don't call it a comeback

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 46:30

    Don't call it a comeback, but we're back with a brand new Tights and Fights!But first we have to acknowledge a major loss in wrestling: Whether you knew him as Scott Hall or Razor Ramon, he was a fixture of wrestling from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Tributes and testimonials have come from his friends and colleagues over the years. We'll add our voices to the mix.Despite that dark cloud, there was a lot ot enjoy from the week in wrestling as companies paid tribute to Hall. RAW is putting the pieces in place for WrestleMania in just a few weeks with stories involving Kevin Owens, Steve Austin, Roman Reigns and more going strong.Plus: Edge has some new music! The first good episode of NXT 2.0 in ages! Thunder Rosa is the new AEW Women's champion!The Main Event:There was a very scary moment on Smackdown where Ridge Holland botched a belly-to-belly suplex and broke Big E's neck. Thankfully, E will be okay. And if there's one silver lining when it comes to getting injured in wrestling: it's the opportunity for a big comeback!The Three CountDanielle put over The Young Bucks' new Twitter bio.Lindsey put over Britt Baker's time as women's champion.Hal put over Robert Roode's work as a manager on NXT 2.0.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 290: AEW Revolution with Dan Sinker

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 57:41

    Spin around and keep your bodily fluids in tact on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Dan Sinker joined us just weeks after AEW Revolution in 2020, so it only makes sense that he joins us for this years' edition of the event after it's been a whole pandemic!We're going to talk all about our favorite matches including Jade Cargill and Jurassic Express' big wins and why we need to take a break from all the blood.Plus, new champions across just about every show on TV!The Main Event:CM Punk has been back in wrestling for just over six months now. Dan Sinker will tell us about how he chronicled Punk's life and career that led him to his AEW debut foir Esquire Magazine.The Three CountDan put over theThe Jurassic Express.Lindsey put over Keith Lee on Talk is Jericho.Danielle put over The first week of WWE 2K22Hal put over the solid improvement of WWE 2K22.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 289: Knockouts World Champion Mickey James

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 40:54

    Time to celebrate some Hardcore Country on a new episode of Tights and Fights!Mickey James is the Impact Wrestling Knockouts World Champion. She's also known for her extensive career in WWE where she is also a multiple-time champion. Recently, she brought the Knockouts championship to WWE for one night at the 2022 Royal Rumble. She'll tell us how she came to be involved in the show.Plus, we'll hear about why it was so important that she come back to WWE after such a bitter exit and when we'll get to learn more about a new NWA Empowerrr PPV.The Three CountJulian put over the WWE Day of Reckoning.Lindsey put over the WWE career of Cesaro.Danielle put over Eddie Kingston's promo from last week.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 288: AEW's “Who We Are” with Josiah Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2022 47:31

    It's a new week and we brought the flow on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Josiah Williams is the voice and creative force behind the rap project “Wrestle and Flow.” After years of it mainly being a personal project, he gained new notoriety by getting a job with WWE and NXT. Now that he's no longer a part of the company, he's able to take on tons of new projects. Including the album of “Who We Are: A Celebration of Excellence” from AEW, where he raps about Mark Henry and Red Velvet.Plus, Josiah will tell us about some of his favorite wrestling stories for the week. Which, of course, means we have to talk about MJF and CM Punk and how they were part of one of the greatest wrestling segments ever. The Three CountJulian put over the end of the MJF vs. CM Punk segment.Hal put over Jericho and Eddie Kingston's promo.Josiah put over Buddy Matthews AEW debut.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Julian Burrell and Josiah WilliamsProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 287: A very merry Lindsmitless

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2022 59:39

    We're talking all about the star who arrived, left and may return once more on Tights and Fights!But lest we forget: This was a fantastic week for televised women's wrestling! Naomi reintroduced herself to the world in a great match against Charlotte; Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley were the heart of lengthy gauntlet match; Thunder Rose and Mercedes Martinez beat the breaks off each other on Dynamite!Plus, there's lots of interesting alliances and conflicts being set up across all the shows, but for some reason we still can't get enough of Brock Lesnar's little pony tail.The Main EventCody Rhodes wrestled all over the world after leaving WWE. He later was one of–if not THE major reason that AEW ever came together. Now he's leaving the company he helped found. And all reports point to him coming back to WWE.The Three CountDanielle put over The Biggest of Funerals.Lindsey put over Baby Gargano.Hal put over CM Punk stunning MJF.Hosted by Hal Lublin and  Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 286: Hindenburg

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2022 46:35

    Grab your Little Ceaser's pizza of choice! Big Boi Season is back on a brand new Tights and Fights!Keith Lee is finally back on TV with AEW! And as excited as we are to see the Limitless One, did Tony Khan bungle the response in trying to build for his debut? And what was up with the crowd being not quite as enthusiastic as we would've liked?And it seems like all of the major title holders on US TV have a lot to touch on. Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar may end up being a double champion in a few months; Adam Cole is challenging Adam Page to determine the supreme Adam of AEW; and Ronda has chosen Charlotte as her opponent at WrestleMania leaving Becky free to take on someone else more interesting…All of that, plus we'll get to talk about The World of Color that is NXT 2.0.My Special WrestlerListener Erik tell us a touching story about how a certain prizefighter helped his family heal from a terrible trauma. The Three CountDanielle put over Becky Lynch dunking on Ric Flair.Hal put over The lighter side of wrestling twitter.Julian put over CM Punk's match against Frank TurnerHosted by Hal Lublin and  Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 285: The 2022 Royal Rumble

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2022 57:01

    In 3…2…1…!!!! It's a NEW episode of Tights and Fights!A lot of lows, but there were plenty of things on the show to be excited about even though we're not thrilled with Ronda and Brock as our winners. There's still plenty to be excited about including Bad Bunny and lots of fun stories from the women's rumble.Plus, while we're usually against a DQ finish, Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins truly hit on all cylinders.The Three CountLindsey put over Brie Bella on The Real Dirty Dancing.Danielle put over Brock Lesnar with Jackass.Hal put over Sami Zayn at the Jackass premier.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 284: The Women of the Rumble

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2022 58:26

    It's the home stretch before the Royal Rumble! And that means it's our final chance to speculate wildly on a NEW episode of Tights and Fights!We're letting our imaginations run wild. Who will show up in the Rumble match? Who has the best chance to win? For the first time in a while it feels like the field is wide open!And not to be out done, AEW had another event show on TBS: “Beach Break!” Amid all the amazingly athletic spots in the TNT title match, we're still a little confused about how we got to Sammy Guevara as a two time champion… and we're still not positive about him as a face. Almost as unsure as we are about NXT 2.0!But all that aside: DANHAUSEN IS IN AEW!The Main EventThe women of WWE getting their own version of the Royal Rumble is a relatively new annual tradition we all look forward to. But even before this match, there were four women who competed in the original Rumble to give us something to cheer for.The Three CountLindsey put over Danhausen's debut in AEW.Danielle put over wrestlers respecting wrestlers.Hal put over Johnny Gargano seducing his wife.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 283: The Padding-verse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 48:17

    We're a week out from the Royal Rumble! Time to break it all down on NEW episode of Tights and Fights!There were a couple of big stories that involved real life difficulties: 1) Mustafa Ali has asked for his release, but WWE is reportedly not going to provide him with it. 2) Jon Moxley is back in a wrestling ring looking as healthy as ever after his sabbatical. Both hit our emotions hard in completely different ways.And even as the seeds for WrestleMania slowly take shape, we're excited for some of the Royal Rumble matches in their own right. Roman vs. Seth! Brock vs. Bobby! All that, plus a look at the AEW women's division… which seems to be taking baby steps towards improvement?The Main EventWALTER was one of the last major signings onto NXT. He became the longest reigning NXT UK Champion, made a few cameos on the main roster and now he's got a new name that's super problematic!The Three CountLindsey put over Maryse hitting Beth Phoenix with a brick.Danielle put over a Vegas wrestler taking down an attempted attacker on the street.Hal put over John Cena on PeacemakerHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 282: Forbidden Cat Flap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 48:03

    We're on the road to the road to WrestleMania!Danielle and Lindsey return to speculate about the women's Royal Rumble. Tons of returns were immediately revealed to get people to tune in, but will there still be room for a few surprises?Plus, we're all a little down on the state of NXT 2.0 and New Japan Pro Wrestling. But we have faith that one of those will turn the corner soon and the other one will be relegated to background viewing for the foreseeable future.Main EventMickie James got a lot of attention this week when she announced that she will be in the Royal Rumble– and she's bringing the Impact Knockout Championship with her!The Three CountLindsey put over Peacemaker on HBODanielle put over The AEW mixtapeJulian put over Macho Man Randy Savage in Spider-Man Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 281: Fragile billionaire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 57:58

    It's the first week of wrestling of 2022! Time to dive back into the craziness on a brand new Tights and Fights!WWE's Day 1 PPV was thrown for a loop when Roman Reigns announced he'd tested positive for COVID-19. The consolation prize: Brock Lesnar as our new WWE Champion! We'll explain where we think Lesnar goes from here and pour one out for Big E's time as the top champion.Plus, AEW Dynamite has a new home on TBS. How did the first show go as multiple people held gold in the company for the first time?All that and we'll even get to talk about how much we're looking forward to what's next for Liv Morgan.Main EventBig Swole left AEW a few weeks ago. This week we learned more about why on her podcast. One of the biggest issues was that she feels AEW has a big diversity and black representation issue. That prompted Tony Khan to put his whole foot in his mouth to defend his company and say that the reason he didn't renew Swole's contract was because she's a bad wrestler.The Three CountHal put over the newest Lesnar GuyJulian put over Lio Rush being a real one. Hosted by Hal Lublin and Julian BurrelProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 280: Superplexatives

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 33:54

    It's officially the end of 2021. And as we hope and pray that this dumpster fire gets a little less chaotic, we're going to look back on the year of wrestling. And perhaps most importantly, we're handing out our first ever Tights and Fights Superlatives–or as we call them “Superplexatives!”Who's the best wrestling family member? Who made us unexpectedly love us best? Which AEW/WWE interaction best exemplified peace on earth? We'll break it all down and raise a cup of cheer.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 279: Ring Side Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 38:35

    As we prepare for another broadway adaptation to release in theaters with Spielberg's West Side Story, we can't help but think how much better it would be with wrestlers.John Cena as Tony? Zelina Vega as Maria? The Anoa'i family as the Sharks? The Elite as the Jets? Nothing is off limits here, so let's have some fun!Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 278: Austin Creed

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 68:19

    This week, we're so excited to welcome Austin Creed onto Tights and Fights. Wrestling fans know him as Xavier Woods. He's part of one of WWE's greatest teams of all time: The New Day. Now he's King of the Ring. He'll explain why he thinks that title has more power than any championship.Austin's also known as a personality for the newly-revived video-game TV network “G4.” How did he land that role? His fans helped ignite a twitter campaign to make it happen. He'll tell us all about his love of video games and why he's wanted to be a professional in that space for years.The Main EventAustin Creed thinks “The Golden Girls” is the greatest TV show of all time. Not only is it incredibly funny. But it's also helped inform how he approaches storytelling in wrestling. Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 277: Johnny Gargano-TakeOver-Wrestling

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 54:08

    Wrestling always feels like a weird subject this time of year. But after we discuss some of our favorite Christmas specials, we'll talk about NXT: War Games!Overall, it was a fine show… but we just can't help but mourn for our beloved NXT Black and Gold. Is there any hope to be had as we play the waiting game for whatever the brand turns into?Plus, we have to shoutout all the women on the main roster of WWE doing such great work. Charlotte got pied! Liv and Doudrop look awesome! All that, plus MJF and CM Punk proving their two of the absolute best at manipulating a crowd.The Main EventFor the longest time, Johnny Gargano was the franchise player of NXT. He held every title that he could, main evented tons of takeovers and was part of the biggest stories on the brand. And now his future is up in the air.The Three Count:Hal put over Batista's look on DuneLindsey put over Kyle O'Reilly's NXT career.Julian put over the only WWE Christmas specialHosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 276: Seth Beastly Drop-King Rollins

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 54:58

    The year is winding down, but there's still so much wrestling to catch up on. We'll get to everything we loved on a brand new Tights and Fights!But first: Lindsey Kelk is back and better than ever!She shares tales of her lovely tour of England, including meeting some of YOU! And how she may have to write a story about the Golden Lovers now?Plus, NXT 2.0 actually had some really good matches cut through the brightly lit NXT arena. There could be some great things on the way for the NXT women's title, especially!And over on AEW, CM Punk and MJF finally had the promo-off that we've anticipated since Punk's debut. How did it go? So well that even WWE had to reference it!Main Event:Ever since he debuted with the Shield, it was clear WWE had big plans for Seth Rollins. All these years later, after multiple title wins and big PPV matches, he's got a chance for another WWE championship on the first RAW of the new year.The Three Count:Danielle put over Ryan Nemeth's video on mental healthLindsey put over Big Swole upon her leaving AEWHal put over MJF's “Tough Enough” entryReferencesBecky's promo on Survivor SeriesCM Punk and MJF's promoEdge and Miz's promoHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 275: The 2021 Thankful Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 24:59

    Happy Thanksgiving!We're rejecting the pilgrim motif and instead focusing on what we're thankful for after another year has gone by… after we talk about some of the food we're eating first.But then we'll get into it all from the great returns to all the amazing black wrestlers we got to see work this year to some of the things YOU told us you love most of all.ReferencesKenny Johnson's documentary on Effy's Big Gay BrunchWWE's feature on Becky Lynch's returnMick Foley introduces Mr. SockoHosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 274: Full Gear, Full Beer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 43:45

    Grab your letterman's jackets and dancing shoes, it's a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!There was another late-breaking case of “budget cuts” from the WWE this week. This included the faction Hit Row just weeks after they made their debuts on Smackdown! We'll lament the talent lost and try to make sense of it all.But it's not all bad news, AEW had another really good PPV this past weekend. It showcase everything that the promotion does well (like paying off long term stories) and not so well (like still having just one women's match on the show).All of that, plus a look at how to cheat on retro video games. Seriously!Main EventSometimes we're not quite sure what to pick for the main event, we let Danielle play with one of her requests. This time we're going to take a look at the wrestlers who have appeared on Dancing with the Stars! Dancing with the Superstars, if you will.The Three CountHal put over Paul Heyman's business advice for AEWDanielle put over Xavier Woods' promo on twitterJulian put over CM Punk vs. Eddie KingstonHosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle RadfordProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 273: Kevin Owens - Prize Fighter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 54:36

    Tape up your fists and play that guitar, it's a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!WWE just let another group of wrestlers go, including some who are no doubt going to be stars wherever they land. We'll take a guess as to what went wrong with some of their WWE tenure and where some stars may end up soon. Plus, as AEW prepares for Full Gear this weekend, the world is aglow about the potential of an Adam Page world title run and angry at Tony Khan's recent media call. We'll take a look at both!Main EventKevin Owens has been a fixture of WWE programming since his NXT debut in 2014. And now that he's once again turned heel and has a lot of questions surrounding his contract status we thought we'd take a look back at the Prize Fighter's career so far.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle RadfordProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 272: SummerSlam 1992

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 57:14

    This episode is an edited version of the show that was recorded LIVE as part of the London Podcast Festival!Summerslam 1992 represents a strange era of WWE. Business was down in the states, but live tours were doing great in England. So WWE decided to have one of their biggest shows in London at Wembley Stadium.We'll be talking about so much from The Ultimate Warriors weird gear of the night to Sensational Sherri's eternal attraction to one of the greatest main events in SummerSlam history.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 271: Royal Concussion Protocol

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 58:07

    Break out the ice-cold corn dogs, it's a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!We've been a little pessimistic about NXT 2.0, but we did get to see some great women's wrestling on the show this week and our first faction holding all the women's titles!Plus, AEW's gotten the TBS title off to a really good start. But we're faced with the duality of the promotion with fun things like Shida vs. Deeb and the Elite's Halloween match on one side; and the Bobby Fish vs. CM Punk on the other. We'll explain.Plus: frozen corn dogs help with swelling!Main Event: Xavier Woods has said that he had two major goals in WWE: help Kofi Kingston win the WWE championship and to win the King of the Ring tournament. And as of last week he's officially 2 for 2!The Three CountLindsey put over Bianca Belair's promo on RAW.Danielle put over The Miz's spooky dance.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 270: Ring Tones for the Block Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 47:56

    It's the second week of the Max Fun Block Party, so let's kick out the jams on a brand new Tights and Fights!As we welcome new listeners, we feel it necessary to explain some of the TnF lexicon. What's Ice Cream Christmas? When is it Big Boi Season? What does it mean to Tap Titles? All that and so much more will be explained!Plus, if you're just getting into wrestling, it can be a little hard to know where to start with all the content on TV and the internet. We'll tell you about some of the fun stuff we watched and recommend some easy things to get into.Ring TonesSo we must confess, it's really weird when wrestlers start singing. The results range from average to terrible. But at least it's usually memorable.The Three CountLindsey put over the G1 Climax.Hal put over The Miz as Genie.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 269: Wrestling 101

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 65:02

    Sharpen your pencils, take notes because there will be a test after this  brand new episode of Tights and Fights!As part of the Max Fun Block Party, we're proud to present our Wrestling 101 special! This is the episode to help everyone who's been cautiously interested in wrestling to finally learn what all the fuss is about.We'll break down what makes the artform so special, what we think is a great gateway to get into the madness and why wrestling is quite simply unlike anything else in the world. The Three CountDanielle put over Top Dolla's comments on sneaker culture in wrestling.Lindsey put over the G1 Climax.Hal put over Johnny Gargan and Candice Lerae's cricket wireless commercial.What we talked about:Super Eyepatch Wolf's video about wrestlingCM Punk's heel turnThe Rock heel turnSasha Banks vs. BayleyJohn Cena vs. CM PunkJohn Cena vs. Brock LesnarBad Bunny at WrestleManiaHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 268.5: Wrestling manners with Shmanners

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 28:58

    As part of the Max Fun Block Party, this week's episode is a special crossover episode with "Shmanners" all about the etiquette of WRESTLING, for attendees and professionals alike! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend! Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Teresa McElroy and Travis McElroy.  

    Ep. 268: Wrestling is Women's Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 51:44

    Check your draft card, it's a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!There's going to be plenty of new faces on RAW and SmackDown. The women's champions are now on each others' brands which we imagine will make for some fun hijinks in the future. Plus there are some NXT call ups that we're really excited about.And speaking of NXT 2.0… we're sorry to report that it's really not good. There's some bright spots, but there's also a bunch of really questionable characters and creative decisions that we're afraid just aren't working (and it doesn't all have to do with those lights).Where do we go from here? Unfortunately to Crown Jewel (and no, we're still not going to talk about. Looks like a good card though).Main EventAEW is officially two years old. It was founded on the promise of “AEW is for Everyone.” We've banged on about how they've failed to live up to that promise and will go into detail here. But there's also something new in the air where we may have found a lot more to focus on and enjoy as we entire Dynamite's third year. The Three CountDanielle put over Amanda Huber showcasing her son's wrestling future.Lindsey put over the G1 Climax.Hal put over Dolph Ziggler's long memory.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!

    Ep. 267: Air Frying Tater Tots

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 64:14

    After a week off from wrestling we've got a lot to catch up on a brand new Tights and Fights! Bryan Danielson is already a force to be reckoned with on AEW! He took on Kenny Omega in a match that was so good that we almost feel bad for picking at the minor nits that bothered us.But with the good of AEW, there's also some really bizarre things going on with their promos. Arn Anderson bragging about his glock? MJF recycling the “You're tempted to be a drunk” story with Darby Allin? Really weird!Plus, we're gonna talk all about WWE's Extreme Rules show. The Demon's been a bit of a mixed bag ever since Finn Balor brought it to the main roster, but we'll explain why we were in favor of its appearance on Sunday… with one exception. Also: Sasha's back! Again! Let's make some tater tots!Main EventWe're three weeks into the NXT 2.0 experiment. We've talked about the colors, the lighting and some of the new faces. And now we're going to talk about where we think this brand is headed going forward. Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!