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!
The last PPV of the year brings us our second Roadblock of the year, but this one is the End of the Line! We have updates on Zack Ryder, James Ellsworth, and Sami Zayn, in addition to our predictions for the big night. Who can afford to eat a loss, Rusev or Cass? Will the New Day lose so soon after making history? Will Sami survive Strowman? Will the cruiserweights deliver? Will we care by the end of the Ironwoman match? Will HHH start the build to Wrestlemania? And will someone please give us a break and not announce a new belt and/or show for a few months?
It’s mid-December, just a few days from Christmas, so it must be time to recap a WWE PPV! TLC is in the books, and the guys want to talk about the delusions of James Ellsworth, the effectiveness of any random kendo stick, AJ Styles’ butt hole, and how much Mandarin Steve knows. Ok, only one of them want to talk about that.
Before we can snuggle up and stay warm and cozy for the holidays, it’s time to get the first of two WWE PPVs out of the way. TLC is tomorrow and we’ve got the card plus our predictions, hopes, and dreams to go over. Will The Undertaker make an appearance? Will we see a giant pile of steel chairs? Will AJ Styles Clash someone through something?
Well, that was quite a match, huh? Jason and Steve break down the Lesnar/Goldberg classic, and lament the fact that nothing has changed after a pretty good show. They also discuss Sami Zayn’s transformation into Mick Foley, the New Day’s slow heel turn burn, Steve’s shame in the women’s wrestling game, and why the Royal Rumble match is probably the perfect next move for Bill Goldberg’s ride off into the sunset.
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!
Jason enjoyed Hell in a Cell a fair bit more than Steve, but both men agreed that the show was better than they expected. Highlights: TJ Perkins tried to Cesaro himself, all three Cell matches brought something good to the table, coordinating, competing outfits, Roman Reigns’ unnecessary accessories, and streaks are dumb and ruin everything. The guys also talk briefly about the Owen Hart/British Bulldog match they watched and Steve finds out that Jason has never seen an Owen Hart match before. A news lightning round wraps things up!
Woof. Talk about a terrible go home episode of RAW to take us to Hell in a Cell. Steve and Jason take turns hating on all things Monday Night, including Lesnar’s bizarre non-promo, repetition, and MAKING HERSTORY. Also, both guys agree that Smackdown is the better show now. Join us all for this weird, WTF-ish build-up to tomorrow’s event!
Everyone loves a good underdog story, and WWE has concocted a fun one with James Ellsworth! Also, Goldberg returned and cut a really long promo, just like you’d expect him to do based on his previous matches and feuds. Finally, we run down the week’s NXT doings, which are always good news and never crushingly depressing. Also, we have another match for you to watch and tell us about! Check out The British Bulldog vs. Owen Hart in a match emanating from Germany to crown the first-ever European Champion!