The time is upon us! Once again, a weekend has come that brings us both a WWE event and an NXT TakeOver … takeover. After Goldberg nearly cost the WWE their Wrestlemania plans because he wanted to really sell that promo with a little hardway blood, where will he place in the Rumble match? Will Shaq be in the match? Will Curt Hawkins be in the match? Will the women stand out at all? Is Tye Dillinger the best story going in NXT right now? Answers to those questions and so much more in this super-sized episode that is appropriately bigger in Texas.
The road to the Royal Rumble continues, with not a Roadblock in sight! RAW was pretty terrible this week, so the guys instead focus on Smackdown, NXT, and even NJPW to find the good in the grappling. They wrestle with the following questions: Who will win the 2017 Royal Rumble? Is it possible that entrance themes play magically upon proximity to an entry way? Did Carmella fight an old lady? Will Tozawa save us from a lackluster 205 Live product? Is an Intergalactic Championship on the way?
Welcome to 2017, Grapplers! It seems that not much has changed, but the machine keeps rolling on. We have some Roadblock thoughts and reflections to mix in with our talk about the recent RAW and Smackdown Live goings on, including the HOT FIRE return of the King of the Cruiserweights, Neville, and why Sami Zayn is the most compelling story being told on the RAW roster right now. Also, how many entrance themes include self-voiced intros? Our report!
Steve is concerned with the massive sex problem facing Japan and he wants to discuss it with Jason. He also brings robots into the mix, which, given the geographic setting, isn’t out of the question. Proving that Steve is making great choices, he also regails us with his tales of blood, sweat, and tears, and what his son’s reaction was to seeing them all in person.
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the most historic Survivor Series in history! Who will win ownership of the cruiserweights? Which team will emerge victorious? Will Steve continue to rely on CBS Sports for his pro wrestling news? Will Bill Goldberg survive the night? Who will piss off the Undertaker? We have no answers, but listen as we ponder the possibilities!
The world is in danger, and Bo Dallas is our destructor! Will the cruiserweights save us? Or must we wait for Broken Matt Hardy to leave his current post at TNA and return home to the WWE, brokenness and all? Amidst the chaos and devastation, you’ll also find our rundown of the Clash of Champions card.
It’s real to us, dammit! Hear Steve’s reaction to one of the oldest (and best) wrestling memes, as well as why he tuned out to the Divas awesomeness on RAW. Jason also reports in from the first two episodes of SWERVED, including a message for Zack Ryder. In the second segment, we run down the Battleground card, Randy Orton: King of the Taunt, and how we think Rollins/Orton could truly go any which way.
A few days late and several dollars short, but don’t count out the Pro Grapplers! We offer our late thoughts on Money in the Bank, talking about Sheamus’ chances at becoming the first male Divas Champion and detailed talk of … packages. Also, Steve brings our first Sh-indie Report, offering his perspective of the local Utah show that he saw.
Join Amazin’ Jason and Steve “The Shinkicker” as they walk down memory lane and recall just why they’re currently into pro wrestling as much as they are. Hear about Jason’s mom witnessing … things and find out what Steve and Dean Ambrose have in common. Lace up your boots and dunk your head in the water tank, because it’s time to debut!
We have a new rival here at Digital Strips and we don’t even know their names. We found a podcast older than us and we just don’t like them.
This week, Jason brings to the table All New Issues, a comic that strikes a little too close to home in some ways and not at all in others. We talk about how much it reminds us of other comics and how in this case, that’s a good thing.
We also talk about our mysterious patron, little ways you at home can change the world by hugging garbage, why litter is horrible, why Gallager is not as horrible as you may think, why Jason can’t pronouce the name of this show, Steve gives tax advice and Jason turns around and gives career advice to Pat Bennatar.
Play at home game: count how many euthinism Steve has (Note – I’m editing this post for typos and I can’t figure out what Steve meant here, so “euthinism” stands – Jason).
Always remember: We’re a podcast. People don’t listen to me, we’re in trouble.
Show Notes, I’ll have links up later in the day.
Order of the Stick
The Untold Tales of Bigfoot
The Abomiable Charles Christopher
Girls with Slingshots
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