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Mike and Andrew preview what could be an eventful Friday night, as Rampage and Smackdown go head to head. What does it all mean? Would it even be considered a win for AEW if they beat Smackdown?
With AEW Dynamite moved to Saturday night this week, we jump back two years to the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Post-show episode immediately following the second-ever episode of AEW Dynamite. After a new introduction by host Wade Keller discussing today's news from Tony Khan about a potential streaming network along with Wade's updated thoughts on the Rampage vs. Smackdown battle this Friday. Then the Oct. 9, 2019 post-show features PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch's Joel Dehnel who discuss AEW Dynamite on TNT with live callers and mailbag questions, plus an on-site correspondent from Boston. They discuss Chris Jericho's stellar in-ring promo establishing his Inner Circle faction and shouting down “We The People” chants, Jon Moxley vs. Shawn Spears (w/Tully Blanchard), Young Bucks vs. Private Party, Jericho & Sammy Guevara vs. Dustin Rhodes & Adam Page, and more. Should Moxley and Kenny Omega have cut signature promos by now? Is the roster diversified enough in terms of size? Are there too many snide insider references? Could AEW beat Raw or Smackdown in the ratings?
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland discuss all things in Ring of Honor including ROH announcing that Final Battle will take place with fans in attendance, the Briscoes appearing in GCW, a review of this week's television show (SOS vs. Dalton Castle and Dak Draper, Willow vs. Angelina Love vs. Miranda Alize and OGK vs. Bandido and Rey Horus), a discussion of ROH Week by Week and Women's Wednesday, and a review of FTR vs. LSG and Lee Moriarty from AEW Dark Elevation. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss the implications of ROH wrestlers becoming available to wrestle independent matches.
Kelly Wells, Tom Stoup, and Nate Lindberg cover Carmelo Hayes cashing in his title shot, the Halloween Havoc card taking shape, the lack of subtlety in high-concept gimmicks, and more.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Rich Fann, PWTorch columnist. They open with a conversation about whether Tony Khan is setting himself and AEW fans up for disappointment by building up Friday's battle between Rampage and Smackdown, and also what's going on with Rampage viewership continuing to drop despite C.M. Punk wrestling last Friday. They assess the progress and predict the futures of WWE's King of the Ring and Queen's Crown Tournament matches, discuss Jon Moxley vs. Nick Gage and how Renee is dealing with Jon's violent matches, MLW's efforts to fit into the crowded U.S. pro wrestling landscape including reaction to the Fightland special, and more. They also answer Mailbag questions on an alternate scenario with Aleister Black in WWE, the women's tag match on Raw last night, and Rich's Justice League of Japanese wrestlers. Some non-wrestling topics include thoughts on Squid Game and how to cut a peanut butter & jelly sandwich creatively.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch.com's Bruce Hazelwood to review WWE Monday Night Raw with live calls and emails. They discuss the hodgepodge of unsatisfying endings and predictable sequences throughout the show, how few wrestlers were positioned to be likable and admirable, the King and Queen tournament matches, and more segment and match analysis. Topics include Jimmy Smith's continued struggles with English language, Bobby Lashley's standout mic work, Bianca Belair showing how to be cool and side with fairness and against cheating, the stench of Crown Jewel on everything, and more. The show includes live callers and emails, plus an on-site correspondent joins who attended in San Francisco to talk about the in-arena experience and crowd reactions.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey review the latest UFC Fight Night, headlined by Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern. They give a quick preview of the UFC's upcoming Fight Night, headlined by Aspen Ladd vs. Norma Dumont. Rick gives an extended review of the massive boxing bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. The show closes with Robert giving a quick preview of Junior dos Santos' pro wrestling debut in AEW.
The gang comes together to discuss the last week in fight news. They discuss the excellent Fury/Wilder fight and break down some of the new fight announcements including Masvidal v. Edwards. The gang next makes their picks for this weekend's Bellator and UFC big fights. All that and very Ted Lasso edition of "Stuff We Like."
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Brandon LeClair for a review of MLW Fightland. They also talk WWE Draft night two and the Queen's Crown/King of the Ring tournament. They take calls and emails on AEW's TBS Title, Impact Knockouts Knockdown, "Rhodes to the Top," and more.
In the first of a double-header Post-show Flashback five years ago (10-10-16), PWTorch editor Wade Keller went live right after WWE Monday Night Raw went off the air and talked with callers about all of the news coming out of the show including all of the Hell in a Cell matches announced because three is always better than one, how they bungled the announcement of the Women's Title HIAC match, the Brock Lesnar-Goldberg hype including Paul Heyman, the mess of a set-up for the mixed tag match, and more with callers.Then in the second podcast from five years ago (10-11-16), Wade went live right after WWE Smackdown Live with PWTorch columnist Greg Parks discussing the show with callers. They cover No Mercy fallout, big Survivor Series developments, the celebrations by Dolph Ziggler and A.J. Styles, Becky Lynch, looking ahead to Nov. 8 Smackdown, and much more.
This week, JP Houlihan of GRAPPLApp joins to talk about the recent purchase of Newcastle United by the Saudi Government and how similar it is to the WWE programming with regard to whitewashing the regime's issues, Arsenal chat, "Rhodes to the Top" episode one, particularly JP's thoughts on the Cody "won't go heel" thoughts, Big E's weekend and how strongly it reinforces the WWE Champ being himself, WrestleUniverse's current sale and promotions to watch during the 9.99 yen in 2022 for wrestling now deal, and more. After we finish wrestling, a spoiler warning is given and the Deep Dive "lights out" podcast talks Squid Game, and a bonus interview with MLW's Alicia Atout is featured, where Alicia discusses MLW Fightland's media roundtable, her start as an interviewer, and how Alicia tolerates Natalia Klass.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents an Interview Classic from five years ago (10-5-2016) with long-time pro wrestling radio show host and book author John Arezzi about the reported Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar match set for Survivor Series and the prospects of Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks in a Hell in a Cell match. They also delve into the changes in how pro wrestling delivers its product to fans over the decades to put in perspective WWE Network in its early stages. They also take live calls on a range of current events stemming from Raw and Smackdown.
PWTorch Assistant Editor Zack Heydorn guest hosts for Wade Keller and is joined by PWTorch.com contributor, Alex McDonald, to break down WWE Smackdown with listener calls, emails, and an on-site correspondent. Discussion points include the success and failures of the King of the Ring and Queen's Crown tournament matches, the weak depth in the mid-card of the Smackdown women's division, all the nuance between Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman, Reigns getting a babyface reaction in the building, Edge vs. Seth inside Hell in a Cell taking place at Crown Jewel, and more. Enjoy!
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Sept. 25, 2016 episode featuring PWTorch contributor Jim Valley 's interview with Queen Kong from the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. She talks about her training, a weird meeting with the Fabulous Moolah, her thoughts on David McClane from GLOW, wrestling a real bear and writing the iconic GLOW rap theme song. From acting to Roller Derby to wrestling, she's lived an amazing life. Parental Guidance Suggested.
In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (10-4-2011), Wade is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell. They present analysis of WWE Hell in a Cell fallout on Raw, the big Walk Out angle with Triple H, and much more including live calls and interactive emails. Also in the VIP Aftershow they debate whether Bobby Roode is a good top star for TNA going forward, is Hurricane Helms's charity event in bad taste, and more from Raw.
In this episode of new Dailycast show "Honor Speak," Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland discuss all things in Ring of Honor including Jonathan Gresham entering the World Title chance and recruiting Josh Woods to join the Foundation, a review of this week's television show (The Briscoes vs. Taylor Rust and Alex Zayne and Vlnce Unltd vs. Four Unknown Opponents), a discussion of ROH Week by Week and Women's Wednesday, and a review of Jonathan Gresham vs. Minoru Suzuki from GCW. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss their favorite matches in ROH involving Hispanic wrestlers in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by former PWTorch Newsletter columnist Eric Krol to discuss the 2nd anniversary episode of AEW Dynamite with live callers, emails, and an on-site correspondent, Patrick Moynahan from Philadelphia, Pa. They discuss the return of Hangman Page, the Sammy Guevera defense of the TNT Title against Bobby Fish making his AEW debut, the revealing of the TBS Title and Britt Baker's response, the C.M. Punk promo and his impact on ratings and PPV buys so far, and much more.
Mike and Andrew begin this week's show with a LIVE REACTION to the Casino Ladder Match, as they started recording before Dynamite ended. Then they take listener emails, react to Twitch comments, and talk about Hangman Page becoming the No. 1 contender, including what happens to Bryan Danielson now.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a Bonus Mailbag edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. Mailbag questions include: Could a billionaire start a third major promotion with the talent out there? Is AEW booking young rising stars to have enough wins? Will WWE pay a price for not being the promotion young wrestlers aspire to work for? Did AEW's wrestler EVPs earn their executive titles and do the EVPs even get along with each other anymore? Does Jason stand by his comments ten years ago about Cody Rhodes's potential? Is Cody avoiding trying to be a top wrestler in AEW for fear of failure given deep roster of top stars in AEW? Did USA Network overpay for WWE and does "Dark Side of the Ring" hurt their image to get a new TV deal? Were announcers too harsh on Dana Brooke before she took a beating on Raw from Shayna Baszler? And also reaction to the first episode of "Rhodes to the Top" including early impressions of Cody and Brandi and the behind the scenes look at AEW.
Nate Lindberg and Tom Stoup dive into the mailbag and take your calls to discuss Rose vs. Moon, Jones vs. Knight, Gacy vs. Jiro, Jade vs. Monet, Dunne vs. Grimes, Blade vs. DeAngelo, Indi Hartwell vs. Mae Ying, GYV vs. MSK. vs. Briggs & Jensen vs. Hayes & Williams, and more.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They thoroughly review the reshuffled WWE roster after the draft beginning with Raw's men's division, tag team division, and women's division, then Smackdown's mens, tag team, and women's division. They isolate key wrestlers and look at potential opponents including Becky Lynch, Big E, Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, and Bobby Lashley. Then they ask whether AEW Rampage's ratings indicate it's more of a burden already for Tony Khan than a success, and different ways to read the ratings so far with the additions of C.M. Punk, Bryan Danielson, and Adam Cole. Then some thoughts on Impact not benefiting greatly from AEW wrestlers crossing over, and AEW Dynamite in general.
#516. After a late goal secured victory over Villareal in the Champions League, United came back down to earth with dropped points at home to Everton. Was it more evidence that United have failed to progress this season despite three big-name acquisitions or another blip in an otherwise record of progress under Ole? Ed & Paul are leaning towards the former. For backers, some chat about the Champions League.No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon Music and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! Talk to us on Twitter and Instagram. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing extra content and rewards, check out our Patreon page. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch.com's Brandon LeClair to review WWE Monday Night Raw with live calls and emails. They discuss the latest WWE Draft picks and also how WWE missed some opportunities to make the draft execution more special. They also talk about the content of Raw in the ring and on the mic including the debut of Austin Theory, whether Becky Lynch is shifting away from trying to get booed already, Big E-Drew McIntyre segment, Goldberg doubling down on death threats against Bobby Lashley, whether Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch should appear together on TV, Shayna Baszler's trajectory, the weak Smackdown main event men's depth chart, and much more.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey review the most recent UFC Fight Night, headlined by Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker. They give a quick rundown of the upcoming UFC Fight Night, headlined by Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez. Rick gives his preview of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III. The show closes with the guys giving their take on the UFC offering UFC 267 at no cost.
The gang comes together to discuss the lackluster fight between Johnny Walker and Thiago Santos. They also discuss Corey Sandhagen's insertion into the UFC 267 title fight. The gang also makes their pick for this weekend's Mackenzie Dern v. Marina Rodriguez fight. All that and an extended edition of "Stuff We Like."
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Jon Mezzera to break down, with callers, the first night of the WWE Draft. They also preview night two, taking place Monday on Raw. Other topics include the NJPW G1, WWE's upcoming King of the Ring/Queen's Crown tournaments, and more.
In a podcast from five years ago (10-3-16), PWTorch editor Wade Keller went live right after WWE Smackdown Live with PWTorch senior editor Bruce Mitchell discussing the show with callers. They begin with a spirited pro and con discussion on the merits of the closing segment with A.J. Styles, Dean Ambrose, and John Cena. Then they take calls on that topics, the Miz-Dolph Ziggler storyline, the Baron Corbin-Jack Swagger finish, and more in the lead-up to No Mercy. At the end of the show they hear from a fan who attended Smackdown in person in San Diego with some off-air news and observations.Then, a bonus episode from the prior night when PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill went live right after WWE Monday Night Raw went off the air and discussed this episode with callers for an hour including the latest on the Cruiserweight Division, the Women's Title change, the latest with Seth Rollins, Ashton Kutcher's involvement, and more.
This week marks the return of Brandon, and we chat Stanford-Oregon to start, which then jumps into why Brandon is getting into AEW, what still sticks in his craw regarding the promotion, Hit Row coming to Smackdown, "Heels" and thoughts on Wild Bill's similarity to Ric Flair, Armed Anderson (of course!), and a spoiler-free/spoiler-ish review of "Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage."
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents an Interview Classic from five years ago (9-29-2016) with Kevin Eck, former WWE creative team member from 2011-2014 and also a long-time journalist who currently writes a popular blog on pro wrestling. Keller begins with an update on TNA's ownership situation with developments ongoing during the show, then gets insights from Kevin on how WWE management is likely to evaluate TNA wrestlers should WWE acquire TNA or that talent become available to sign, including Bobby Lashley, EC3, Drew Galloway, Gail Kim, and Abyss. Also, in-depth discussions on the Cruiserweight Division, Dolph Ziggler, A.J. Styles, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Mike Chiari from Ring Rust Radio and Bleacher Report to discuss WWE Friday Night Smackdown with live callers and on-site correspondents to discuss the WWE Draft's first night in great depth, including assessing the order, what fresh match-ups could occur, and who might be next to be drafted on Monday. They also discuss the Roman Reigns-Brock Lesnar angle, the Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair match, the Seth Rollins home invasion of Edge and Beth Phoenix's house, Crown Jewel's line-up and hype, the King of the Ring and Queen's Crown tournaments, and more. They also talk with three on-site correspondents with details on what happened off live TV, crowd reactions, and the live show experience.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Sept. 30, 2016 episode with Travis Bryant of the East Coast Cast hosting a Friday wrap-up episode with live calls discussing the latest news & events, including Jamie Noble stabbed, the Dusty Rhodes Tag Classic, recent WWE booking choices, and more.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Todd Martin, a PWTorch VIP analyst. This is a simulcast of this week's PWTorch VIP podcast, "The Fix with Todd & Wade," which we do roughly every three weeks. The following topics are covered in roughly this order:- A review of AEW Rampage and AEW Dynamite including thoughts on Sammy Guevara's TNT Title win and Miro's future, MJF's harsh promo on Darby Allin, C.M. Punk on commentary, and everything else on those shows.- Reaction to the premiere episode of "Rhodes to the Top" including how Brandi Rhdoes came across, what felt real and what felt contrived, whether Darby showed too much of his real self, analysis of the Cody-Brandi dynamic, behind the scenes glimpses of AEW operations, and more.- Reviews of Smackdown and Raw including the latest with Roman Reigns, Big E's push as WWE Champion, Doudrop's character, Drew McIntyre's appearance at the end of Raw, what's up with Shayna Baszler, and more.- Review of NXT 2.0 and a reaction to the drop in viewership.- Thoughts on the latest New Japan G1 tournament happenings
In the debut of new Dailycast show "Honor Speak," Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland discuss all things in Ring of Honor including Rush potentially leaving the promotion, Trish Adora staying in ROH, a review of this week's television show (PJ Black vs. Brian Johnson and Jay Lethal vs. Kenny King vs. Shane Taylor vs. Brody King), and a discussion of ROH Week by Week (Eli Isom vs. Ryan Mooney). In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin preview the next two weeks of ROH TV.
PWTorch assistant editor Zack Heydorn guest hosts for Wade Keller and is joined by Joel Dehnel of PWTorch.com to discuss AEW Dynamite with an onsite correspondent, callers, and emails. Discussion points include Sammy Guevara as TNT Championship, Guevara's future as a babyface, Miro's ceiling in AEW, Arn Anderson's promo on Cody Rhodes, Cody as a heel, Jungle Boy vs. Adam Cole, "Rhodes to the Top" reality show, pros and cons of going with Danielson vs. Omega at Full Gear, and more.
Mike and Andrew begin this week's show talking about Sammy Guevara's big win and Cody's new show. They also talk about what's next for Miro, Darby Allin, Arn Anderson, and the TNT Title.
In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (9-27-2011), Wade is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell. They present analysis of what about C.M. Punk rubs people the wrong way behind the scenes and on camera, WWE Hell in a Cell hype on Raw, Ring of Honor's semi-national TV debut pros and cons, Cena, Miz-Truth, and more, plus in the previously VIP-exclusive Aftershow, subjects subjects include Chris Jericho, Mick Foley, Undertaker, and Vince McMahon. Plus, some Minnesota VIking talk after an 0-3 start.
Nate Lindberg, Tom Stoup, and Kevin Cattani talk about more of the NXT 2.0 changes, Gonzalez vs. Monet, B-Fab vs. Lopez, Quinn vs. Lorcan, Toxic Attraction vs. Shirai & Stark, Boa vs. Chase, Waller vs. Strong, Holland vs. KOR, Bron Breakker's upside, and more.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special WWE Draft Special edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Nick Barbati from the PWTorch VIP podcast "Nick & Tom's Intercontinental Adventure" and PWTorch.com's Smackdown Hits & Misses column. They predict how Raw and Smackdown men's and women's rosters will be redistributed in the draft and make their cases for some potential surprises in terms of heel/face turns and brand placement. Also, a jump back to Wade's 2011 Draft Analysis including the John Cena "psych!" angle where he switched brands twice, plus familiar names in the draft including Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, and many others.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch.com's Robert Vallejos to review WWE Monday Night Raw with live calls and emails. They discuss a pre-draft "lame duck" episode storyline-wise and try to make sense of what happened and determine what matters and ultimately doesn't matter, including cross-signals and head-scratching women's segments throughout. Also, was it bait and switch or a bonus to have Big E vs. Bobby Lashley twice, thoughts on the reuniting of Hurt Business, what Drew McIntyre's appearance might be about, the standout A.J. Styles vs. Riddle and Sheamus vs. Damian Priest matches, plus Goldberg's boneheaded statement that he hopes to murder Bobby Lashley in Saudi Arabia and is Vince McMahon on the verge of outright cutting Karrion Kross. Oh, some Jimmy Smith bashing and sympathy for Corey Graves holding it together as well as he does each week.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey review UFC 266. Rick gives his thoughts on Anthony Joshua getting upset by Oleksandr Usyk. They give a preview of the upcoming UFC Fight Night, headlined by Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker, discuss Brian Danielson's debut match in AEW, and close the show by reviewing the latest edition of "Dark Side of the Ring."
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks breaks down, with callers (including an on-site correspondent) and emailers, the WWE Extreme Rules PPV. Topics include how the show affects the upcoming WWE Draft, the ending of the main event, the Smackdown Women's Title scene, and more.
In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (9-20-2011), Wade is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell. They discuss Raw featuring the follow-up to the Night of Champions PPV and the announcement of two Hell in a Cell PPV main events. They take live calls on a range of subjects and then in the VIP Aftershow they talk Night of Champions top to bottom, ROH's new TV show and potential growth, Matt Hardy's latest headlines, and Sting vs. Flair last Thursday.
Today's guest is Tony Blauer. Tony has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades. He founded Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) in 1985 and it has grown into one of the world's leading consulting companies specializing in the research and development of performance psychology, personal safety, and close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military, and professional self-defense instructors. His research on the neuroscience of fear and the startle-flinch led to the development of the SPEAR System®, a modern personal defense system based on physiology, physics, and psychology. It has been used by defensive tactics and combative trainers all over the world for over 30 years. After decades of interviewing victims of violent encounters and studying violence, he created the KNOW FEAR® program which focuses on managing fear through self-awareness, resiliency, and a 'movement' mindset. This program has also been integrated by psychologists helping Vets to deal with PTSD. In part one of my interview with Tony, we define fear and Tony's personal journey in dealing with fear over the years. We unravel his origin story, get into scenario based self-defense training a bit, and set the stage for part II where we'll dive deeper into the fear management and self-defense systems he's created.Timestamps00:03:58 How he defines fear 00:07:27 Reframing fear in the moment 00:10:38 Where he grew up and his parents00:12:19 Dealing with a lot of fear growing up00:25:51 Self-awareness in fear management 00:32:51 Discovering and studying martial arts00:41:44 How often he would train martial arts00:43:25 Martial arts progression00:46:50 Why does he have so many haters? 00:55:50 Opening his first self-defense school01:08:31 His driving force01:11:01 Advice on managing fear in our day-to-day lives
In a podcast from five years ago (9-26-16), PWTorch editor Wade Keller went live right after WWE Monday Night Raw went off the air and was joined by James Caldwell, his last appearance on the Livecast as assistant editor of the Torch. They talked about Raw and the progression of key storylines coming out of the Clash. They also talked with callers about their opinions on the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate. They also shared memories of James's time with the Torch.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Sept. 25, 2016 episode following WWE's Night of Champions with host PWTorch assistant editor James Caldwell and PWTorch columnist Greg Parks. They discuss the first Raw-brand PPV featuring all titles on the line, plus two live correspondents in Indianapolis with their in-person perspectives. Matches included Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Title, Rusev vs. Roman Reigns for the U.S. Title, Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley for the Raw Women's Title, Chris Jericho vs. Sami Zayn, Cesaro vs. Sheamus in their Best of Seven Series final, T.J. Perkins vs. The Brian Kendrick for the Cruiserweight Title.
This week's super-sized Deep Dive goes to the movies! Brother Nate Milton of the Nubian Wrestling Advocates (NWA) of Post Wrestling joins Rich and fellow Torch teammate Sam McCoy to discuss odd couple tag teams, but via the conceit of odd couple buddy action films "Demolition Man" and "The Hitman's Bodyguard." Nate and Sam break down the history, their favorite tag teams of this format, what wrestling can glean from such films, and of course, what in God's name do we do with the three seashells?
Mike and Andrew begin this week's show talking about Cody Rhodes, who believes he's still a babyface but is clearly not. Then they shift to a beautiful match between Kenny Omega and Bryan Danielson. Was this AEW's biggest night? Maybe. The guys discuss if this show will outdraw Raw, and share thoughts on every other match on the card.