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!
There’s so much wrestling on these days, we have to decide what to talk about and what to abandon like a pre-live episode of Smackdown. Luckily, Jason took in a local NXT show a couple weeks back and has some notes to share on his experience. The guys also briefly recap the No Mercy results and Steve confuses his son as to the look and physical features of John Cena and Gary Johnson.
WWE is truly looking to become the home of all wrestling in the world, if the news about a purchase of the TNA and Ring of Honor tape libraries are to be believed. We also present our notes on the Ospreay/Ricochet match we mentioned last week, and then run down the card for tomorrow’s No Mercy event.
The Dusty Classic is back, and this one shall be … GLORIOUS. Also, the guys lament the fact that Smackdown! is good again, run down the results for the Night of Champions Clashing, and discuss whether TNA should fight for life or give up the ghost.
Also, we’re hoping to do a homework assignment each week, giving us a chance to share some amazing matches that we might find here or there. This week’s features Ricochet vs. Will Ospreay. Enjoy and tell us what you think!