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AE Double Back - The AEW Dynamite Recap Show

AE Double Back - The AEW Dynamite Recap Show

By AE Double Back

What do you do when the sports entertainment show you love is run by a maniac who works with oppressive governments, bribes government officials, and exposes his talent to unnecessary and unreasonable health risks?

Why, you start watching AEW Dynamite - a show from a promotion that gives a crap about its talent! Join us every Thursday morning as we recap the flagship show of All Elite Wrestling on TNT!
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November 23, 2022 - The Whole Pageantry Thing
November 23, 2022 - The Whole Pageantry Thing
Rating: 86% - Worth Watching We are joined by very special guest CK Kimball (@glitterpizzacat) for the fallout of Full Gear! And what a ride it was…
01:27:10
November 24, 2022
November 16, 2022 - This Is Not a Sit-Down
November 16, 2022 - This Is Not a Sit-Down
Rating: 80% - Worth Watching The go home show might’ve been a little drab, but the home (the PPVE) is gonna be great!
01:19:06
November 18, 2022
November 9, 2022 - Thumb In My Cloaca
November 9, 2022 - Thumb In My Cloaca
Rating: 88% - Worth Watching Promos from two of the best talkers in the biz! A main event from two of the best workers in the biz! This one’s got it all!
01:23:45
November 11, 2022
November 2, 2022 - The Hamburger Helper of Women’s Wrestling
November 2, 2022 - The Hamburger Helper of Women’s Wrestling
Rating: 92% - Must Watch Where did all this good will come from? Who knows - how about we just enjoy it?
01:25:06
November 06, 2022
October 26, 2022 - I Have No Idea What Is Going On
October 26, 2022 - I Have No Idea What Is Going On
Rating: 85% - Worth Watching The guy who normally writes these summaries wasn’t there to record so he has no idea what was talked about! Listen to the show and find out along with him!
01:01:16
October 29, 2022
October 18, 2022 - A Five-Foot Nothing Sunshine
October 18, 2022 - A Five-Foot Nothing Sunshine
Rating: 83% - Worth Watching It’s Tuesday and you know what that means! It’s NX- uh … I mean, it’s a Dynamite that’s been shifted for some other sportsball thing TBS loves more! Also, there are a bunch of titles at stake! And a horrible match-ending injury! And the greatest promo in the history of Tuesday night promos! This one’s got it all!
01:07:20
October 20, 2022
October 12, 2022 - The Butcher and The Blade Show (feat. other wrestlers)
October 12, 2022 - The Butcher and The Blade Show (feat. other wrestlers)
Rating: 83% - Worth Watching Grateful for three years and everyone listening. Thank you all!
01:04:55
October 13, 2022
October 5, 2022 - No Safe Harbert
October 5, 2022 - No Safe Harbert
Rating: 80% - Worth Watching Calder’s out this week, so we have a very special guest: Matt Harbert! Matt’s an LA comedian and a long-time lapsed fan. It’s the Third Anniversary episode of the show, so if there were ever a time to bring in a new fan, this should be the one, right? What does someone who last watched wrestling during the Attitude Era think about today’s wrestling product? Listen to find out!
01:53:51
October 11, 2022
September 28, 2022 - Yam City
September 28, 2022 - Yam City
Rating: 90% - Must Watch This episode is so divisive, we didn’t even notice the rare Rainbow Thumb! How could a show be so polarizing and still earn a Must Watch? You gotta listen to find out!
01:03:36
September 30, 2022
September 21, 2022 - Passionate Scissoring on TV
September 21, 2022 - Passionate Scissoring on TV
Rating: 93% - Must Watch How did we walk away feeling so bad about a show that rated so high? Was it all the unpleasant finishes? The unfortunate portmanteaus? Or was it just that there wasn’t enough Danhausen? You’ll have to listen to find out!
57:01
September 24, 2022
September 14, 2022 - Mesmerized by the Beards
September 14, 2022 - Mesmerized by the Beards
Rating: 89% - Worth Watching Even through technical difficulties, we shall prevail! We’ve got wrestling! We’ve got new Scissor Me Daddy merch! We got backflipping children’s toys! This ep’s got it all!
59:10
September 15, 2022
August 31, 2022 - Angel's Future Endeavors
August 31, 2022 - Angel's Future Endeavors
Rating: 90% - Must Watch We’ve got special guest Angel Martí (on Instagram @wuji_by_angel) sitting in for the go-home show before All Out and it’s a banger! Will we bring former professional wrestler and fan Angel back into the AEW fold? Listen to find out!
01:38:02
September 01, 2022
August 24, 2022 - What You Go to a Therapist For
August 24, 2022 - What You Go to a Therapist For
Rating: 88% - Worth Watching Despite there being an entire uninterrupted in-ring promo from Ricky Starks, this somehow missed being a perfect show. Ah well, maybe after All Out, we’ll get just a full two hours of Ricky.
54:22
August 25, 2022
August 17, 2022 - Scissor Me Forever
August 17, 2022 - Scissor Me Forever
Rating: 87% - Worth Watching You’ve certainly heard by now about the stunning return … OF THE GREATEST WRESTLING SLOGAN OF ALL TIME! What, was there another big return this episode? We hardly noticed.
57:50
August 21, 2022
August 10, 2022 - He’s a Big Candice Bergenhead
August 10, 2022 - He’s a Big Candice Bergenhead
Rating: 81% - Worth Watching Hope you like blood, because this episode’s got a TON of it! Plus tornadoes! And Starks! And the return of someone whose music sounds like duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh!
01:16:57
August 11, 2022
July 27, 2022 - Spoil The Beans
July 27, 2022 - Spoil The Beans
Rating: 87% - Worth Watching Heeeeey, we’ve got a new theme song! Based on a long-lost childhood memory of Theresa’s. Tweet at us if you know what the hell that’s from! Also … wrestling happened!
01:12:10
July 28, 2022
July 20, 2022 - Have a Munchy, Munchy, Munchy Day!
July 20, 2022 - Have a Munchy, Munchy, Munchy Day!
Rating: 86% - Worth Watching Do you love blood? Do you love Muppets? Do you love those novelty foam shark fin hats? Then boy oh boy does AEW have an episode for YOU!
01:14:05
July 21, 2022
July 13, 2022 - Laundress Barbara Weir
July 13, 2022 - Laundress Barbara Weir
Rating: 88% - Worth Watching It’s night one of 46 nights of Fyter Fest! It’s the neverending Fest - which, considering the matchups, isn’t really a bad thing?
01:19:22
July 15, 2022
July 6, 2022 - Golfing on a Sunday Morning
July 6, 2022 - Golfing on a Sunday Morning
Rating: 93% - Must Watch Twenty-one segments and STILL a 93%? Great work all around this week - certain tag team names aside - building to week one of Fyter Fest next week!
01:08:37
July 10, 2022
June 29, 2022 - Black Turtleneck Heat
June 29, 2022 - Black Turtleneck Heat
Rating: 100% - Must Watch What? What’s this? The first 100% since the Brodie Lee memorial show? To be clear, it’s a great show. But also, half of it is Blood and Guts which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Or cup of blood. Or whatever. Which makes it not the greatest show ever if you were looking for something to introduce a new fan to. But it also features some really great character stuff with Orange Cassidy and Scorpio Sky and Jade and the House of Ass and… Well, watch it and judge for yourself. Send us your thumbs @AEDoubleback on Twitter or at AEDoubleback@gmail.com which we definitely check sometimes when we remember.
01:15:32
June 30, 2022
June 22, 2022 - A TOTALLY NORMAL DAY TO RECORD A WRESTLING PODCAST
June 22, 2022 - A TOTALLY NORMAL DAY TO RECORD A WRESTLING PODCAST
Rating: 90% - Must Watch World’s on fire. Wanna talk about wrestling?
01:06:59
June 25, 2022
June 15, 2022 - Where’s Rusty the Bailiff?
June 15, 2022 - Where’s Rusty the Bailiff?
Rating: 86% - Worth Watching The world may be a topsy-turvy place, but you know what always goes down smooth? A well-placed People’s Court reference.
01:35:49
June 17, 2022
June 8, 2022 - A Friendlier Death by Cholera
June 8, 2022 - A Friendlier Death by Cholera
Rating: 83% - Worth Watching Might we - at long last - found an heir to the title of shiny bun boys? Maybe? But more importantly, we’ve got a killer opener and a killer main event and a somewhat uneven middle that still balances out to a great show!
01:18:15
June 09, 2022
June 1, 2022 - Go Back to Being Awesome
June 1, 2022 - Go Back to Being Awesome
Rating: 96% - Must Watch Send us your thumbs because we saw the show live, so can’t be relied upon to not to overthumb every single thing that happened. Do it, you [EXPLETIVE] marks!
01:11:30
June 03, 2022
May 29, 2022 - More Butt Cam!
May 29, 2022 - More Butt Cam!
Okay, look - the audio is TERRIBLE. We thought we could record outside of the theater after the PPV, then the wind kicked up and the Drunken Crab had what we can only assume was a jet engine on out front and well … we wouldn't hold it against you if you skipped this episode. But Double or Nothing was still a great show. We don’t usually thumb PPVs because they’re so damn good - if we did, it would definitely be in the Must Watch range. But we had Kevin Decent, Mike Solko, and Purple and Black Attack send us thumbs and combined, their thumbs averaged out to an 80% show, which is still worth watching. Everyone agreed that Rosa/Deeb was the match of the night. Everyone agreed that the show was SO GODDAMN LONG. And everyone agreed that AE Double Back is the best wrestling podcast recorded in front of the AMC Burbank 16 between the hours of 10p and midnight in the month of May, so suck it “Dy-no-mite! The Jimmie ‘JJ’ Walker AEW Recap Podcast”! We’re number one!
01:03:47
May 30, 2022
March 25, 2022 - A Wrestling Promotion That Admits Things Are True or Exist
March 25, 2022 - A Wrestling Promotion That Admits Things Are True or Exist
Our Rating: 89% - Worth Watching Audience Rating: 77% We asked and you responded! Tweet us with your thumbs and, if we get it in time, we’ll add you to our audience rating of the show! Thanks this week to Andy Costello, Kevin Decent, and Jerry Armstrong who all make an appearance this episode!
01:19:25
May 26, 2022
May 18, 2022 - Sonjay Doot Doot Doot
May 18, 2022 - Sonjay Doot Doot Doot
Rating: 88% - Worth Watching Wanna make your thumbs heard? If you can get us your ratings before 9:30 PST, we’ll factor them into the final numbers - tweet them to @aedoubleback on Twitter!
01:21:15
May 19, 2022
May 11, 2022 - The E.T. of Porn
May 11, 2022 - The E.T. of Porn
Rating: 82% - Worth Watching UNUSED TITLES FOR THIS EPISODE: The Bork Borks of Wrestling One Hundred and Juan “Juan” Jokes Everyone Comes Back Into the Office!
01:23:57
May 12, 2022
May 4, 2022 - More Like Ran-DUMB House, amirite?
May 4, 2022 - More Like Ran-DUMB House, amirite?
Rating: 88% - Worth Watching Would you look at that? It’s almost like AEW gives a crap about its women’s division! Who woulda thunk it in this day and age? Also, if you’re not into that Rey Fenix vs. Dante Martin match, what are you even doing here?
01:27:48
May 06, 2022
April 27, 2022 - Call the Tongue Police
April 27, 2022 - Call the Tongue Police
Rating: 83% - Worth Watching Despite its “low” rating, this is an AMAZING show. Scorp and Sammy, the return of Rey, Blackpool Combat Club with the - dare we say - impish William Regal on the announce table. Plus, the fabled DOUBLE RAINBOW!
01:13:03
April 28, 2022
April 20, 2022 - Popcorn Party!
April 20, 2022 - Popcorn Party!
Rating: 98% - Must Watch I think we can all agree that was a pretty good episode. Possibly the highest thumbed episode since the Brody Lee memorial?! Whaaaaaaaa? It’s like these folks know how to put together a wrestling show or something!
01:21:33
April 23, 2022
April 13, 2022 - They Call ‘em Haggar Slacks Because He Ain’t Got No Shirt
April 13, 2022 - They Call ‘em Haggar Slacks Because He Ain’t Got No Shirt
Rating: 90% - Must Watch The sound of those chops will ring in my ears for the rest of my life.
01:27:17
April 16, 2022
April 6, 2022 - JOE! NO SUICIDA!
April 6, 2022 - JOE! NO SUICIDA!
Rating: 84% - Worth Watching A crime is committed this episode that shall live in infamy. Historians will write of the day that AEW made Chan thumb down a Butcher and The Blade match. Oh the humanity! The humanity!
01:26:21
April 07, 2022
March 30, 2022 - Thun-TURD-ous Applause!
March 30, 2022 - Thun-TURD-ous Applause!
Rating: 93% - Must Watch What other show is gonna give you the youth pastor jokes and insufferable SJW nonsense that you crave with your wrestling jibber jabber? Nobody, that’s who!
01:19:29
March 31, 2022
March 23, 2022 - Ear of the Beholder
March 23, 2022 - Ear of the Beholder
Rating: 90% - Must Watch Dax Shepherd makes an appearance (not really)! Dynasty of Violence wrestles (although they aren't actually called that)! And the crowd gets real Rome, circa 33 AD in ways that are deeply troubling! All that AND Dark Order vs. the JAS? Mama, I'm comin' hoooooooome!
01:24:09
March 24, 2022
March 16, 2022 - Oops All Dings
March 16, 2022 - Oops All Dings
Rating: 91% - Must Watch The belts are where they belong. Everything else beyond that is just gravy. Here’s the excerpts from the Talk Is Jericho episode we mention. REGAL DESERVES HIS OWN GD HALL OF FAME. https://wrestlingnews.co/aew-news/william-regal-goes-into-great-detail-on-his-health-issues-says-hes-been-wrestling-with-a-broken-neck-since-1993
01:19:14
March 17, 2022
March 9, 2022 - The Hardest Part of the Bat
March 9, 2022 - The Hardest Part of the Bat
Rating: 93% - Must Watch A lot of things happened tonight.
01:22:01
March 10, 2022
March 6, 2022 - Who Goes to the Bathroom During a Ladder Match?!
March 6, 2022 - Who Goes to the Bathroom During a Ladder Match?!
Rating: Just Watch It, For Crying Out Loud! Despite Chan’s pissiness, this is still one of the best PPVs any of us have ever seen. Is it worth $50? Hell yeah! Is it worth $25 to watch the next one in a theater even though corona’s not over yet? Be careful and wear a mask, but still, yeah!
01:46:26
March 08, 2022
March 2, 2022 - I Gotta Check Out Their Pants
March 2, 2022 - I Gotta Check Out Their Pants
Rating: 90% - Must Watch It's Dynamite's go-home show and it's a doozy! Plus, the long-teased announcement that held the Internet Wrestling Community's attention for several days! And the fist bump that shook the world! Also: learn what "hot tamale" means! Mostly.
01:22:41
March 03, 2022
February 23, 2022 - Coming for Sandwich Jazz
February 23, 2022 - Coming for Sandwich Jazz
Rating: 97% - Must Watch Look, we shouldn’t have to sell you on this episode - just look at the rating. Buuuut, if you need enticement to listen to this podcast, let’s just say there’s a LOT of real-time Urban Dictionary searching happening.
01:18:01
February 24, 2022
February 16, 2022 - Character Up the Yaz
February 16, 2022 - Character Up the Yaz
Rating: 89% - Worth Watching Please be patient with us; we could have done an entire separate episode about our feelings on the Rhodes absconding to Parts Unknown, but we crammed it into this SUPER-SIZED episode! Plus - find out whose thumb is at fault for just missing the coveted Must Watch ranking! And … who is AEW’s Paul Reiser? The answer may surprise you (but probably not)!
01:31:17
February 17, 2022
February 9, 2022 - Return of the Lawn Dart
February 9, 2022 - Return of the Lawn Dart
Rating: 79% - Must Watch?! Normally, 79% isn’t anywhere close to a Must Watch (our metrics are
01:14:33
February 16, 2022
February 2, 2022 - Choose Your Tunnel
February 2, 2022 - Choose Your Tunnel
Rating: 83% - Worth Watching A real up and down episode, but a nice recovery considering.
01:18:41
February 03, 2022
January 26, 2022 - Funhausen
January 26, 2022 - Funhausen
Rating: 80% - Worth Watching A really great start and finish make up for some real stinker segments.
01:07:06
January 27, 2022
January 19, 2022 - Diet Buttholes
January 19, 2022 - Diet Buttholes
Rating: 93% - Must Watch The Butcher’s back! The Butcher’s back! And also some other guy … Jom Boxbey? Jim Bicklesbort? Anyway, he’s cool too.
01:22:49
January 20, 2022
January 12, 2022 - Turtles All the Way Down
January 12, 2022 - Turtles All the Way Down
Rating: 86% - Worth Watching MORE MOO SHU SIMULATION
01:26:46
January 14, 2022
January 5, 2022 - Moo Shu Forever
January 5, 2022 - Moo Shu Forever
Rating: 73% - Worth Watching Danielson/Page II? Yes. TBS Title? Absolutely. I have a Ph.D. in this shit? Again again again! But … yeah. Not AEW’s finest two hours. Maybe they’ll make up for it with Rampage on Friday (10p) and Battle of the Belts Saturday (8p)? We shall see.
01:13:06
January 06, 2022
December 29, 2021 - Mechanical Hearts
December 29, 2021 - Mechanical Hearts
Rating: 83% - Worth Watching Final show of the year and we've got six-man tags! We've got ten-man tags! We've got skin tags in places we never expected to find them because we're getting older and that's just the sort of thing that happens, y'know? Aging is a sonuvabitch and we do not recommend it nearly as much as we recommend AEW Dynamite - next week on the mother station! Check your DVRs!
01:15:05
December 30, 2021
December 22, 2021 - Wardlow’s Hooters
December 22, 2021 - Wardlow’s Hooters
Rating: 90% - Must Watch Don't forget to check us out on Knowing Is Half the Podcast - a special crossover edition where we talk about an episode of Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n Wrestling! It is much, much, MUCH worse than this week's episode of Dynamite!
01:17:09
December 23, 2021
December 15, 2021 - Jungle Bells Marko Smells
December 15, 2021 - Jungle Bells Marko Smells
Rating: 91% - Must Watch Okay, look - the notes for this show are weird. Just … make sure you know all these references, okay? Google them if you don’t, because you’ll be completely lost otherwise. I know - it’s a lot for a show about a show that’s about fake fighting. Waddaya gonna do? We’re in the Darkest Timeline here. Alice’s Restaurant by Woody Guthrie YTMND - https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/sites/ytmnd In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly Splorch - https://www.primalhardwere.com/product/OSP
57:00
December 16, 2021
December 12, 2021 - MEAT PEE
December 12, 2021 - MEAT PEE
Rating: 95% - Must Watch This show is all that and a bag of chips.
55:04
December 12, 2021
December 1, 2021 - All the Lord of the Rings Characters are Jesus, Apparently
December 1, 2021 - All the Lord of the Rings Characters are Jesus, Apparently
Rating: 73% - Worth Watching So many tangents, but this podcast still clocks in at under an hour? That probably tells you something about this week’s Dynamite. Not much there; but even at its worst, it’s still the best wrestling on television.
59:06
December 02, 2021
November 24, 2021 - She’s a DENTIST for Chrissakes!
November 24, 2021 - She’s a DENTIST for Chrissakes!
Rating: 86% - Worth Watching Characters? We got ‘em! Finally! Now all we need is airtime for women and Black wrestlers!
01:01:27
November 30, 2021
November 17, 2021 - National Hobbs Joins Team Taz Day
November 17, 2021 - National Hobbs Joins Team Taz Day
Rating: 90% - Must Watch Wish Tony had swapped this episode with last week’s episode. It’s a much better starting point for new viewers. ANYHOO.
01:11:23
November 19, 2021
November 13, 2021 - If the Trunks Don’t Fit
November 13, 2021 - If the Trunks Don’t Fit
Rating: 79% - Worth Watching Full Gear! Because Half Gear doesn’t inspire confidence!
01:16:27
November 16, 2021
November 10, 2021 REDUX
November 10, 2021 REDUX
Big TK put out the call and you responded! Well, two of you did at any rate. When Tony Khan asked fans to bring in new people to try out Dynamite, we asked OUR fans and Dennis Kanenwisher did just that! We get his thoughts on this week’s Dynamite after not watching any wrestling for a couple of years. Did the show make sense? Did he like it? Will he watch the PPV? Listen to find out! Then we got an old friend, Matt Mazany, to join us and talk about the show! Matt has his own wrestling podcast, Get It Again (as well as the amazing Art of Arting Podcast) and is a former writer for WWE! We do a little deeper dive into the episode and you’ll get a chance to hear from someone who actually knows what they’re talking about for once! Follow Dennis @denniskdraws Follow Matt @mattmazany
01:16:29
November 13, 2021
November 10, 2021 - Go Home Go Home Go Home with Bonnie Jean
November 10, 2021 - Go Home Go Home Go Home with Bonnie Jean
Rating: 94% - Must Watch Tony Khan called his shot. Did they knock it out of the park? Well, with a show that starts with Bryan Danielson and ends with A MIRROR UNIVERSE GOATEE, how could they not? Stay tuned for a bonus episode (hopefully before the PPV drops Saturday?) where we talk to a couple of guests about their thoughts on the show!
01:02:07
November 12, 2021
November 3, 2021 - Learning Morse Code
November 3, 2021 - Learning Morse Code
Rating: 88% - Worth Watching We won’t apologize for the length of this week’s show because we HAVE to talk about Rampage this past week. Holy hell, can you remember a better hour of televised wrestling? We can’t! Not only was it great - it made parts of Dynamite great! Plus talk about cinematic spiders - because if we ever stayed on topic, we’d probably die.
01:23:41
November 04, 2021
October 27, 2021 - Which One’s Egon?
October 27, 2021 - Which One’s Egon?
Rating: 95% - Must Watch Dynamite’s Halloween episode is glorious - just glorious. Stu’s Kratos! Silver’s Bambi! And clearly, as the funkiest member of the Elite, Adam Cole’s Winston!
01:19:14
October 29, 2021
October 23, 2021 - Peepers Out for Harambe
October 23, 2021 - Peepers Out for Harambe
Rating: 89% - Worth Watching Boy, these Friday/Saturday nights back to back are KILLING us! I honestly don’t *know* what it means that it’s Saturday night, JR! Does it mean Turner loves hockey more than you? Does it mean I’m gonna have to stay up all night to catch up on Rampage? Does it mean you’re live from New York with myooooosical guest Bel Biv Devoe? What? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!
01:30:34
October 26, 2021
October 16, 2021 - DC FanDome Presents: Los Super Ranas!
October 16, 2021 - DC FanDome Presents: Los Super Ranas!
Rating: 85% - Worth Watching Is it weird to say an 85% rating feels low? There were so many AMAZING segments this week, it feels like we’re selling the show short. Come for Danielson/Fish, stay for cowboy shit and 40 year-old NYC metal scene references!
01:22:02
October 17, 2021
October 6, 2021 - Fingerprints All Over It
October 6, 2021 - Fingerprints All Over It
Rating: 83% - Worth Watching Look, if you bookend your show with an 8-man tag and an 8-man ladder match with all your best wrestlers, we’re gonna thumb it up. Sorry not sorry.
01:16:42
October 11, 2021
September 29, 2021 - That Was a Valet, Arn!
September 29, 2021 - That Was a Valet, Arn!
Rating: 87% - Worth Watching Okay, let’s just get this out of the way - most of the hosts are no fan of “Spanish Food” Sammy Guevara. And if you agree with us, this episode’s gonna be rough on you. We recommend pouring yourself a stiff one, settling in, and letting us guide you though it.
01:11:33
September 30, 2021
September 22, 2021 - Bacteriophages Are the Real Heroes
September 22, 2021 - Bacteriophages Are the Real Heroes
Rating: 92% - Must Watch Two Must Watches in a row - it’s almost like AEW knows what it’s doing or something! Bookended by two AMAZING matches and only barely flagging in between, this is a hell of an episode from Arthur Ashe!
49:41
September 29, 2021
September 15, 2021 - Pill-Man and the Suzuki Incident
September 15, 2021 - Pill-Man and the Suzuki Incident
Rating: 92% Must Watch Is this the first Must Watch of the new scoring system? A slew of short, fun promos made for a great rating this week, but it’s Cole/Kazarian and Martin and Sydal/FTR match that’s the true backbone of this episode. Also, they book our dream match for next Rampage, so there’s that. Thanks for listening!
01:13:19
September 16, 2021
September 8, 2021 - Deep Seats and Kick Fighting
September 8, 2021 - Deep Seats and Kick Fighting
Rating: 88% - Worth Watching So many mini-promos, so little time! AEW follows up its monster PPV with an exceedingly nimble show that bounces around like it forgot its ritalin. But that’s not a bad thing! Tons of face time for all sorts of people and enough solid in-ring work to make even the surliest cuss smile. Thanks for listening!
01:23:28
September 11, 2021
September 5, 2021 - Did I Do That?
September 5, 2021 - Did I Do That?
Rating: 89% - Worth Watching Well, the Monday Night Wars won’t TRULY be back until WWE gives us Fake Daniel Bryan and Fake CM Punk … but damnit, this is the next best thing. An absolute banger of a pay-per-view with not one, not two, but THREE major wrestler debuts to piggyback on the enormous get of Punk. Never gonna get tired of hearing those entrances…
01:26:58
September 06, 2021
September 1, 2021 - P in V
September 1, 2021 - P in V
Rating: 83% - Worth Watching It’s the 100th episode of Dynamite, we’re heading into a PPV, and coronavirus means the women get to be on the main card! A mixed blessing to be sure, but nevertheless, there’s fun to be had. Not a lot of in-ring action this week (comparatively), but it’s all top-notch. FTR/Santana and Ortiz! Orange Cassidy and Jack Evans! Powerhouse and Brian Cage! Penelope and Tay! And a sick 8-man tag presaging all sorts of hijinks at All Out!
01:31:34
September 03, 2021
August 25, 2021 - I Want a Squish
August 25, 2021 - I Want a Squish
Rating: 76% - Worth Watching So much thickness in this episode along with enough long entrances to drive Theresa absolutely batty! From the giggly joys of a Dan Lambert promo to the epic sincerity of a CM Punk promo to an absolutely Vince McMahon-style fumbling of the ball when it comes to Malakai Black - this show has it all! Literally!
01:22:05
August 26, 2021
August 18, 2021 - Pizzas and Proposals
August 18, 2021 - Pizzas and Proposals
Rating: 85% - Worth Watching We’re covering the first Rampage AND the new Little Caesars Crazy Calzony and all on so little sleep that it’s a tiny miracle every time we manage to stay on topic. Enjoy!
01:30:14
August 19, 2021
August 11, 2021 - THERE ARE FOUR SWEARS
August 11, 2021 - THERE ARE FOUR SWEARS
Rating: 84% - Worth Watching A gimmicked apple?!
56:04
August 13, 2021
August 4, 2021 - The Tale of Genji?
August 4, 2021 - The Tale of Genji?
Rating: 89% - Worth Watching It’s been a hell of a week, y’all…
01:16:48
August 10, 2021
July 28, 2021 - I’m Not Here to Hurt Anybody Today
July 28, 2021 - I’m Not Here to Hurt Anybody Today
Rating: 83% - Worth Watching It’s Fight for the Fallen and we had an honest-to-goodness American-style deathmatch on TNT for the first time since … well, EVER! Couple that with two big deal NJPW faces, Thunder Rosa’s first Dynamite since signing with AEW, and KING HAKUUUUUUUU, it’s quite a sight to behold.
01:17:10
July 30, 2021
July 21, 2021 - Calder Thumdon
July 21, 2021 - Calder Thumdon
Rating: 79% - Worth Watching All they’d have to do was cut out three minutes of the show and it’d be a 90%+ Must Watch episode… *sigh* [thinks about what could have been] Of course, there’s still a hell of a lot to see on this second night of Fyter Fest - including one hell of a Texas Deathmatch between Mox and Lance Archer. Let’s thumb this bad boy!
01:12:26
July 22, 2021
July 14, 2021 - Listen to My Thumbs
July 14, 2021 - Listen to My Thumbs
Rating: 84% Worth Watching This podcast is cursed! Probably our fault for recording over an ancient mammoth burial ground. Technical troubles led to a VERY loose (but also pretty fun) episode. Opinions were VERY divided - and we have a rare double rainbow episode. But night one of Fyter Fest still had more great matches than you can shake a stick at - The IWGP US Championship is on the line! The FTW title is on the line! Darby Allin's spine is WAY out of line! - so dive in and find out how it all came out!
01:41:44
July 16, 2021
July 7, 2021 - Ankle Grabbers Anonymous
July 7, 2021 - Ankle Grabbers Anonymous
Rating: 84% - Worth Watching A slow start for this one, but they pull it back from the brink! You wanna see Don Callis call the audience insects? You wanna see an MMA guy get what’s coming to him? You wanna see what the mean streets of Rancho Cucamonga produced? You wanna see the surprise debut of a huge name that we all thought was still under a 90-day non-compete clause? This is the show for you! It’s also the show for you if you want to see a very, very plodding and unnecessary strap match. So it’s got everything!
01:12:10
July 08, 2021
June 30, 2021 - A Quarter Cosmoceratops on My Mother’s Side
June 30, 2021 - A Quarter Cosmoceratops on My Mother’s Side
Rating: 89% - Worth Watching The new rating system in place and appears to be working as intended! For those who don’t know, we tally up everyones thumbs each episode and render them as a percentage of possible thumbs for the show. The old system was calibrated to WWE Raw, which was a more … inconsistent product. But because Dynamite is consistently good, we had to make it harder! So here’s how it breaks down now: If the total is beneath 60%, we’ll tell you to skip the show entirely. If it’s between 60-80%, we’ll tell you which segments to watch and which to skip. 80% and above is Worth Watching and now it’ll take a score of 90% or above to grab our coveted Must Watch ranking! It’s Dynamite’s last night in Jacksonville, so pour one out as they head out on tour! Hope to see you in a (safe) arena soon!
01:32:21
July 01, 2021
June 26, 2021 - A Lot of Arms and Punches and Whatever
June 26, 2021 - A Lot of Arms and Punches and Whatever
Rating: 81% - Must Watch Is this a weird show? You be the judge! We’ve got our first double rainbow in a while (when all three hosts give a different thumb rating TWICE in an episode), so that’s weird. The Shiny Bun Boys (a moniker given by Theresa to her original WWE ship of Appollo Crews and Ricochet because of their glistening attire) might be back, and that’s weird. And we posit the existence of a “Theresa Do List” that someone in the AEW front office is surely compiling.  Plus - do you think we should change our rating system to make it harder for Dynamite to score a "Must Watch" rating? Let us know! YOUR VOTE COUNTS! And thanks for listening!
01:21:17
June 28, 2021
June 18, 2021 - Three Kids in a Meat Trenchcoat
June 18, 2021 - Three Kids in a Meat Trenchcoat
Rating: 85% - Must Watch Alternate titles for this week’s episode: Jericho’s Owie Arm The Tire Fires - Hook and Sammy Guevara Ughbarfsnooze There Is a Brutality to Cheerleading Don’t forget this week’s Dynamite airs SATURDAY and is back to its regular Wednesday night slot four days later!
01:13:11
June 21, 2021
June 11, 2021 - The Banana Bread Episode
June 11, 2021 - The Banana Bread Episode
Rating: 84% - Must Watch This Friday night schedule is madness! Everything is out of whack, but we’re still here to give you what you need! Or at least what you want. Possibly what you’re only indifferent to, but can’t be bothered to find a better substitute. Hopefully, you’re not being forced to listen to this podcast at gunpoint, but we still appreciate the downloads regardless. There are some real clunkers in this week’s Dynamite, but in our book, any show with a segment devoted to The Wingmen is a stone cold classic. Plus Team Taz hijinks! A killer match with Nyla Rose and Leyla Hirsch! And fashion tips from Theresa for the Men of the Year! What more could you ask for?
01:05:43
June 16, 2021
June 4, 2021 - Point, Counterpoint
June 4, 2021 - Point, Counterpoint
Rating: 82% - Must Watch It’s Friday and our internal clocks are aaaaall messed up! The post PPV Dynamite brings the heat (mostly) including a big name castoff from WWE, a big win for a very middling feud, and 1,500 Big Macs. What more could you ask for?
01:21:11
June 05, 2021
March 30, 2021 - All Double, No Nothing
March 30, 2021 - All Double, No Nothing
We did what most people do once they've been vaccinated near the end of a pandemic: drive an hour out of town to watch the PPV at a plush Cinemark and do a podcast on the way back! This episode was recorded on the drive from Long Beach to Hollywood (then a stop-off at Fatburger, and another loop through WeHo and back up Sunset and Hollywood Blvd. because there was JUST TOO MUCH WRASSLIN to cover!) If you like crystal clear audio, then definitely skip this one. But it does improve significantly about a third of the way through the episode, so ... y'know, whatever works for you. It was almost all thumbs up across the board - Must See!
01:15:51
May 31, 2021
May 28, 2021 - Three Dudes Stapled Together
May 28, 2021 - Three Dudes Stapled Together
Rating: 83% - Must Watch It’s the go home show for Double or Nothing and we are crammed to the gills! World class competitors The Wingmen go up against some guy … Arby’s? Darpa? Whatevs. The Inner Circle preview Stadium Stampede to close the show and a whole heap of promos, run-ins, and the occasional Simpsons reference to keep it all fresh. Don’t forget, we’ll have a special On the Road podcast Monday morning and next week’s Dynamite is *also* Friday, so spend your Wednesday night with your loved ones who refuse to watch wrestling with you!
01:18:24
May 29, 2021
March 19, 2021 - Show Off Those Marvez Beach Bods
March 19, 2021 - Show Off Those Marvez Beach Bods
Rating: 91% - Must Watch A brief moment of respite before the schedule goes all higgeldy-piggeldy. It’s the Dynamite before the Dynamite before Double or Nothing and many - though not all - the stops were pulled out. Despite being chock full of talking, this episode does not drag. Christian Cage puts in his best showing yet, Mox and Eddie versus The Acclaimed contains all the verbal fireworks you would expect, The Varsity Blonds acquit themselves well against the Young Bucks. Match of the Night, however, goes to the BRUTALIZATION of one Red Velvet at the hands of one Serena Deeb. Very happy to see her back and very happy you’re back too. Thanks for listening! Don’t forget next week’s Dynamite airs on Friday, not Wednesday!
01:22:45
May 20, 2021
May 12, 2021 - Twenty-Two ‘No’s
May 12, 2021 - Twenty-Two ‘No’s
Rating: 82% - Must Watch Twin rays of sunshine Theresa Gumprecht and Calder Holbrook are joined by Chan the Grouch this week - but this still manages to be yet another Must Watch episode. We discuss one of the possible reasons why early on. Join us!
01:12:50
May 13, 2021
May 5, 2021 - Blood and Pukka Shells
May 5, 2021 - Blood and Pukka Shells
Rating: 95% - Must Watch How AEW can regularly put out PPV-quality shows on free(ish) television is beyond us, but here we are again. From top to bottom(ish), this is all killer no filler. Omega makes the most of every moment he’s on screen this week - and he’s on it a lot. The floor is positively LITTERED with great promos. Blood and Guts lives up to precedent set by the mighty War Games PPVs of the ‘80s. For reals(ish) - if this doesn’t float your boat, you’re probably just not a fan of professional wrestling.
01:03:10
May 06, 2021
April 29, 2021 - THESE INSURANCE SAVINGS ARE WOOOOOMAZING!
April 29, 2021 - THESE INSURANCE SAVINGS ARE WOOOOOMAZING!
Rating: 83% - Must Watch If your main knock against AEW is not enough time spent in limos, on Harleys, or atop buses, boy is this the show for you! Vehicles abound this episode and the high point is a killer Penta / Orange Cassidy match that’s worth the price of admission alone. You might want to pull up shopaew.com while you’re listening to this one since we refer to it often. republicoflucha.com too. They don’t pay us, we’re just easily distracted.
01:11:21
April 29, 2021
April 21, 2021 - Another Year Closer to Death
April 21, 2021 - Another Year Closer to Death
Rating: 95% - Must Watch(ish) Hey, it’s our one year anniversary since starting AEW Dynamite! Which is crazy because it felt like we had been doing Raw for years before that, but it was only about six months - THAT’S HOW EXHAUSTING IT WAS. This year has flown by! That being said, this may have been the dullest 95% show allowed by our current understanding of the physical laws of the universe. Everything is executed properly, but it all feels like setup for something else. Nothing wrong with that particularly - Blood and Guts is coming and we’re stoked! Lotta great stuff in this show. Maybe it’s just because growing up Chinese, 95 out of a 100 is still “could be better”. Thanks for listening to us for a year - or more! We love you!
01:14:09
April 22, 2021
April 14, 2021 - Women and Tag Teams First
April 14, 2021 - Women and Tag Teams First
Rating: 86% FOUR women’s segments? What is this, Shimmer? No, it’s AEW Dynamite and we’re finally seeing the kind of great women’s action we know the promotion is capable of! Plus, you’ve got Death Triangle and Young Bucks in the front, Allin and Hardy leaping off tall objects in the back - what more could you want? Oh, you say you want Don Callis superkicking a civilian, The Butcher and The Blade Moving Company, and southwestern egg rolls? Well … you got it! Hey, the one year anniversary of our rechristening this the good ship Double Back is next week! Why not give us the gift of a review? Thanks for listening!
01:03:10
April 15, 2021
April 7, 2021 - Training Thermal Cameras at Our Buttholes
April 7, 2021 - Training Thermal Cameras at Our Buttholes
Rating: 70% - Worth Watching Even when AEW is at its lowest (correction: when *one* host is at his surliest), it’s still a pretty good show. Despite Chan making fart noises about EVERYTHING, everyone else had a good time. Death Triangle! Best Friends! Inner Circle! Pinnacle! Dark Order! Team Taz! Hardy Family Office! A former professional boxer of some renown with a facial tattoo and questionable morals! What more could you ask for?
01:18:13
April 08, 2021
March 31, 2021 - You Big, Stupid Mammals
March 31, 2021 - You Big, Stupid Mammals
Rating: 86% A slow- sorry, a *methodical* start to the night, but by the time this show ends, it’s firing on all cylinders! Great stuff from all the brothers tonight - Lucha, Good, Jackson, Mario (probably)! Shocking returns! The Pixies! And most importantly, that damn Pepsi fridge gets what’s coming to it!
01:18:55
April 01, 2021
March 24, 2021 - You Shouldn’t Listen to Us
March 24, 2021 - You Shouldn’t Listen to Us
Rating: 84% - Must Watch As we approach a year of watching AEW and reflect back on the good times and the … gooder times, we’re just thankful to have something to do during this friggin’ quarantine and we’re so happy you’ve joined us. Thanks for being here and don’t forget to Thumb Your Heart.
01:15:26
March 25, 2021
March 20, 2021 - The Simon Grimm Interview
March 20, 2021 - The Simon Grimm Interview
At long last, the Simon Grimm interview! Simon Grimm - or occasionally Simon Gotch) is a twenty-year veteran of the biz. Formerly of the Vaudevillains in WWE, he is currently (as of the time we recorded this in early March) with MLW as well as Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport. Find him on Twitter https://twitter.com/deviousjourney on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gotchstylewwe/ and buy merch at prowrestlingtees.com/simonsays We talked to him for nearly two hours - if you’d like the complete interview, it’s up in two parts on YouTube (here: https://youtu.be/7_n0MvmGbbU and here: https://youtu.be/R6JYR5lJJlQ) - he goes into waaaaay more depth about movies, wrestling history, and absolutely disgusting stories about wrestlers and promotions backstage.
01:09:02
March 20, 2021
March 17, 2021 - I Gotta Get Me One of Those Shirts
March 17, 2021 - I Gotta Get Me One of Those Shirts
Rating: 92% - Must Watch Another episode reaching the high water mark of this podcast - no show has broken 92%, but three have equaled it. This time, it’s due in great part to that AMAZING main event. It’s the first women’s main in Dynamite history and boy do Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker deliver! Absolutely a candidate for Match of the Year. Do you need more? Well, Cody and Penta will give you more! Plus, Fenix and Angelico mix it up and knock it back with a lucha-style match. And, oh yeah, three words. Moxley. Kingston. Promo.
01:17:14
March 18, 2021
March 10, 2021 - Nothing Like Good Handfighting
March 10, 2021 - Nothing Like Good Handfighting
Rating: 85% Must Watch If hearing grown men fangirl over Eddie Kingston is your thing, then boy have we got a podcast for you! It’s the first post-PPV episode of TV and all sorts of money moves are getting made! Most are amazing! Some are headscratchers. Some have made us (read: Chan) deeply, deeply ambivalent. But which are which? Cop a squat and find out!
01:11:24
March 11, 2021
March 7, 2021 - The Kab-Louisville Slugger
March 7, 2021 - The Kab-Louisville Slugger
Rating: 88% - Must Watch Considering this PPV ran nearly four hours, a near-two hour podcast feels completely reasonable. However, if you’re looking for a slightly shorter recap, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! If, however, you wanna hear three goofballs completely dork out over an amazing pay-per-view, GET ON THIS ISH! Almost every single match is a unanimous thumbs up from us and this show delivers on almost every conceivable level - plus a few inconceivable ones! You wanna hear some idiots lose their mind over a former pop idol? This is the place! You excited to hear an otherwise kind and genteel lady slowly embrace her bloodlust? Look no further! This podcast is for you!
01:50:39
March 09, 2021
March 3, 2021 - Thumb Your Heart
March 3, 2021 - Thumb Your Heart
Rating: 91% - Must Watch A hell of a go-home episode for the Revolution PPV this Sunday! Which is an even bigger accomplishment when you realize that there are at least TWO matches involving non-wrestlers that could have been an absolute disaster. We’ve got turkey tits! We’ve got loaded shoes! We’ve got Ricky Starks in slippers and Onita getting all misty over exploding rings! We’ve even got Johnny Hungee in the main event! What more could you want? Ice cream. With fudge sauce. And whipped cream. And a cherry. DQ - Hot Meats and Crazy Treats.
01:03:56
March 04, 2021
February 24, 2021 - A Lady Moose Perfume Situation
February 24, 2021 - A Lady Moose Perfume Situation
Rating: 85% - Must Watch Look - any show that starts with the Blue-Eyed Battler and Ends with The Supervisor of a Logging Camp can’t be anything less than Must See TV, right? As we approach the next AEW pay-per-view, Rev-OLD-lution (because of all the old people wrestling, you see? I GOT A DEGREE IN ENGLISH HOW DARE YOU MOCK MY WORDPLAY), there’s a lot to be wary of and a lot to be grateful for. Nyla Rose vs. Britt Baker is a killer match, possibly even better than the 20-minute Archer vs. Fenix, which is absolutely phenomenal. Mox opens the show putting the boots to Hot Young Briley- er, Ryan Nemeth - and Team Taz lays into the Varsity Blondes (YES I’M ADDING THE ‘E’ I HAVE A DEGREE IN ENGLISH) before they get laid out by Sting and the Heartbreak Kid- er, Darby Allin on a zip line. Really great stuff!
01:05:22
February 25, 2021
February 20, 2021 - The Only Wrestling Podcast Referencing Sufjan Stevens You'll Hear Today (Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 5)
February 20, 2021 - The Only Wrestling Podcast Referencing Sufjan Stevens You'll Hear Today (Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 5)
Well, if you've heard the last few episodes, you know we're going to unreservedly recommend you watch this show. Jon Moxley (former AEW champion, current IWGP United States champion) gives a hell of a performance in the main event that's still only the second or third best match on the show and it looks like he'll be facing off against the bookerman Josh Barnett in Bloodsport 6 tentatively titled "A Celebration of Violet by Hole" (we assume). Thoughts? Got some other non-WWE shows you'd like us to cover? Hit us up on Twitter @AEDoubleBack or on Instagram @AE_Doubleback or check out our YouTube page where we have our interview with Josh Barnett (https://youtu.be/HJGN4S0nnKs). Thanks for listening!
01:15:28
February 23, 2021
February 18, 2021 - [Schwarzenegger voice] It's Not a Crossface!
February 18, 2021 - [Schwarzenegger voice] It's Not a Crossface!
MMA and pro wrestling legend Josh Barnett sits down with the hosts of AE Double Back to talk about his promotion, Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport and their upcoming PPV, Bloodsport 5 - featuring AEW stalwart Jon Moxley. Josh is one of the smartest - and funniest - minds in the fight game and he shares his decades of love and experience with three goofballs who know next to nothing. Find out how hard it is to find fighters with the skills required to make it in a Bloodsport ring, who he compares to the Samsonite gorilla and, of course, who wins: Godzilla or King Kong. Bloodsport 5 airs this Saturday, February 20th at 4 p.m. PST on fite.tv and https://www.bloodsport.watch/. Jon Moxley! Simon Grimm! Super Duper Beast? AE Doubleback drops new episodes every Thursday morning after AEW Dynamite and occasionally other times (psst - like this Monday when our Bloodsport 5 recap comes out!) at https://anchor.fm/aedoubleback or wherever you get your podcasts.
56:41
February 19, 2021
February 17, 2021 - I Just Wrote Down “Belt”…?
February 17, 2021 - I Just Wrote Down “Belt”…?
Rating: 85% - Must Watch You head will ASPLODE with the craziness this episode of Dynamite delivers! From the high-speed opening match to the bonkers intensity of the closer and the next-level madness of Omega picking a stipulation for his match with Mox - it’s out of control. Also, someone thought a gender reveal segment was a good idea. Eh, can’t win ‘em all. Eddie Kingston’s in top form. Kenny Omega is off the charts. Serena Deeb and Riho tear it up like they’re on a bus and if the match goes below 4 stars, it’ll blow up. PLUS a very old man takes a powerbomb and it’s basically Mae Young Redux 2021. SHEER LUNACY, I TELL YOU!
01:09:14
February 18, 2021
February 12, 2021 - Regular Beast (Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 4)
February 12, 2021 - Regular Beast (Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 4)
Rating: 88% - Must Watch Taking a quick detour to talk about Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 4! On the heels of Jon Moxley’s announcement that he’ll be at Bloodsport 5 (next week!), we prepared by watching the show to figure out just what it is … and were blown away! If you’re curious, it’s well worth your time!
01:00:38
February 15, 2021
February 10, 2021 - Will You Too Sweet Me?
February 10, 2021 - Will You Too Sweet Me?
Rating: 90% Must Watch There’s AT LEAST one PPV-level match in this thing, maybe more. You want mad, crosspromotional brawls? We got ‘em! You want a hard-hitting women’s match? Got that too! You want Marvez wandering golf courses begging for rides? IT’S ALL THERE. Follow us on Twitter @AEDoubleback and on Instagram @AE_Doubleback! Leave us a 5-Star Frogspla- er, review on iTunes and thanks for listening!
01:06:36
February 11, 2021
February 3, 2021 - Schroedinger’s Match
February 3, 2021 - Schroedinger’s Match
Rating: 77% - Worth Watching It's a 7-11 burrito, in the words of that great sage, Calder Holbrook. Hot start! Searing hot closer! Ice chunks in the center! Come get some of this wildly uneven, but still deliciously consumable two hours of wrestling!
01:07:57
February 04, 2021
January 27, 2021 - Throwing a Desk at a Nun
January 27, 2021 - Throwing a Desk at a Nun
Rating: 77% - Worth Watching Experience the agony of a Shaq promo! Thrill to the ecstasy of Rey Fenix throwing his body at other human beings like nobody told him wrestling’s fake! Question the efficacy of slicing the horns off a dinosaur mask! Reconsider the layout of your merch table before Team Taz finds you!
01:04:11
January 28, 2021
January 20, 2021 - Take Marvez to the Dungeon!
January 20, 2021 - Take Marvez to the Dungeon!
Rating: 85% - Must Watch Whether you’re looking to see an 8-year old cane a man 44 years his elder or to see a host of perennial Dark talent working on the main show or if you’re desperate to know if it’s physically possible to gouge a masked man’s eye out with the point of a cowboy boot - this week’s Dynamite has got you covered!
01:04:19
January 21, 2021
January 13, 2021 - What Kind of Facials Are YOU Talking About?
January 13, 2021 - What Kind of Facials Are YOU Talking About?
Rating: 85% - Must Watch This is what the kids* refer to as a “banger”. Great wrestling top to bottom; great comedy front to back. There was that one weird triple splash move from Kenny and the Good Brothers - which happened during the picture in picture that they felt like they had to repeat for some reason? - but not even that could stop this train from barreling its way towards success! Just like the sign in Britt Baker’s office reads (I think - they never focus enough to see it clearly): Work. Learn. Worry. Have. Laugh. Always.
01:27:14
January 14, 2021
January 6, 2021 - Much, Much Too Sweet
January 6, 2021 - Much, Much Too Sweet
Rating: 84% - Must Watch The world is literally on fire … and so is AEW! Wow. That was definitely the worst sell job since Al Snow. If you do nothing else this week, month, or year, go watch the Omega/Fenix match. While you’re at it, you might as well watch the amazing segment that follows and, since you’re already sitting down, check out Shida/Abadon that comes right before it. And since you’ve already spent nearly an hour of your life, just finish watching the whole damn thing why don’t you? Cripes! Like your life is so great that you’ve got better things to do? Watch and listen! And take care of yourselves. We love you all.
01:11:15
January 07, 2021
December 30, 2020 - The Exalted -1
December 30, 2020 - The Exalted -1
Rating: 100% - Must Watch Okay, look. Nobody wants a show like this to happen. We’d rather sit through ten years of absolute garbage than have a reason for a show like this (hell, this show started as a WWE Raw show, so we’ve *sat* through garbage and know whereof we speak). But this show was pretty much perfect, top to bottom. No notes. All you’ll find is a celebration of life, which is what wrestling should be. Take care of yourselves out there; we love you all.
01:05:55
December 31, 2020
December 23, 2020 - Poke It With a Stick
December 23, 2020 - Poke It With a Stick
Rating: 76% - Worth Watching Here’s hoping your holidays are bashful because it’s AEW’s holiday bash and you need something to take your mind off your loneliness! Shida’s looking better than ever! Chan’s marking out over Butcher’s pants and Theresa’s brain is being a real jerkass, if you ask us. Listen as NBA Twitter shatters everyone’s rose-colored glasses and listen for two, count ‘em, TWO rainbow scores! Double rainbow!
01:19:30
December 25, 2020
December 16, 2020 - What’s Their Budget for Snow?
December 16, 2020 - What’s Their Budget for Snow?
Rating: 79% - Worth Watching Put your mouth on the rope, you sexy hooligans! Tonight’s another banger! La Sicarria versus Swole and Deeb is lighting a fire under the women’s divisions ass while The Good, The Bad, and The Hungee are just lighting fires of AWESOMENESS everywhere they go! Between that and Team Taz, Eddie Kingston, and Thunder Rosa cutting promos that could level cities, you’ve got an ep fully worth watching, then hanging with us after the fact.
01:18:09
December 17, 2020
December 9, 2020 - Chekhov’s Cup of Water
December 9, 2020 - Chekhov’s Cup of Water
Rating: 77% - Worth Watching How’s this episode only getting a 77%, but so darn entertaining to watch anyway? From front (Bucks v TH2) to back (MJF v Orange), this one’ll hit you with the weight of a thousand souls! Is it the extra “shit”? Who can say? Bonus points if you can spot where we had to edit out a three-year old in the background (there are many).
01:33:18
December 13, 2020
December 2, 2020 - Winter Came
December 2, 2020 - Winter Came
Rating: 98% - Must Watch Our highest rated episode ever! Who was the jerk who gave the lone middle thumb? You get three guesses! A diamond battle royal! An amazing match with Team Taz vs. Allin and Rhodes! And, of course, the surprise debut of [REDACTED]! Whaaaaaat? Who would've thunk it!
01:05:48
December 03, 2020
November 18, 2020 - John Wayne’s Impacted Fecal Matter: The Band
November 18, 2020 - John Wayne’s Impacted Fecal Matter: The Band
Rating: 77% - Worth Watching A lot of highs and lows this week - including one of what we’re now calling the AE Double Rainbow! That’s when there’s a thumb up, a thumb down, and a thumb in the middle. Y’know, like all the colors of the rainbow? And like that double rainbow viral vi- y’know what? You get it. Explaining it is already making it sound dumber. And explaining the explanation is making it worse. I should just stop now. This week’s podcast is almost as long as the show we’re recapping - it might *actually* be the same length if you take out commercials. Apologies, but there was a lotta poop talk we had to get through before talking about wrestling. FTW! Tweet at us: @AEDoubleback
01:23:22
November 19, 2020
November 4, 2020 - Ruddy, Sweaty, and Mad
November 4, 2020 - Ruddy, Sweaty, and Mad
Rating: 80% - Must Watch Oh, man - this one’s a doozy. Sorry and you’re welcome.
01:34:39
November 05, 2020
October 28, 2020 - Knott’s Surprising Farms
October 28, 2020 - Knott’s Surprising Farms
Rating: 64% Watch Segments What?! Is this the WORST episode of Dynamite that we’ve ever watched? It’s not a terrible episode, but it is eminently missable. High points include (according to Calder) Wardlow/Page, (according to Chan), Deeb/Hirsch, and (according to Theresa) Penta/Omega. Watch at your peril! Your spoooooooky peril!
01:10:13
October 29, 2020
October 21, 2020 - Schiavone Puts Them 1/4 of the Way to an EGOT
October 21, 2020 - Schiavone Puts Them 1/4 of the Way to an EGOT
Rating: 82% Must Watch When we say the show is a “must watch”, we mean it. But this week we REALLY REALLY mean it. If you’ve managed to avoid spoilers, continue to do so and watch at least the Jericho/MJF dinner. You may love it, you may hate it, but we guarantee, you will not have predicted it. Stick around after the episode because, due to Spectrum being THE WORST INTERNET ON THE PLANET, Theresa didn’t get to see it, so we made her watch it on YouTube and recorded her doing it. Hear a mind get blown in real time!
01:25:23
October 22, 2020
October 14, 2020 - The Heels Have Come Off the Bus
October 14, 2020 - The Heels Have Come Off the Bus
Rating: 75% Worth Watching What’s going on, AEW? Huh? Our money not good enough for you? Theresa unleashes about her experience - or non-experience - with AEW’s Heels thing. Also, all manner of sartorial atrocities are discussed including That Jacket (the best!) and That Helmet (the worst!) and the Inception of picture-in-picture commercials.
01:19:34
October 15, 2020
October 7, 2020 - He Died Shielding a Meat Sandwich
October 7, 2020 - He Died Shielding a Meat Sandwich
Rating: 81% Must Watch Look, Jericho could have got Obama and Trump to kiss on video and it STILL wouldn’t have been as mindblowing as the SNL closer. That’s just a fact.
01:01:56
October 08, 2020
September 30, 2020 - King of Kong Style
September 30, 2020 - King of Kong Style
Rating: 83% Must Watch Look, there are a lot of important and entertaining things that happened on this show, but if you take away nothing else, let it be this: if you pronounce it like that, nobody will think of your legacy as strong like cement. They’ll think of semen all over your legacy AND NOBODY WANTS THAT.
01:07:49
October 01, 2020
September 16, 2020 - The Family That Violences Together…
September 16, 2020 - The Family That Violences Together…
Rating: 92% Must Watch When Tony Khan ends up on the legends circuit hawking signed headshots for $25, hopefully he has the presence of mind to let people pay extra to throw money disdainfully at him like the Young Bucks after a superkick. That’s GOLD RIGHT THERE.
01:18:20
September 17, 2020
September 9, 2020 - Scuttlebutt Run Amok
September 9, 2020 - Scuttlebutt Run Amok
Rating: 86% Must Watch See? Look! There’s Matt Hardy! He’s totally fine! He didn’t have a concussion! That dizziness, vomiting, and passing out are totally normal things that people without concussions do!
01:08:33
September 10, 2020
September 2, 2020 - The Bleep Guy Got Fired
September 2, 2020 - The Bleep Guy Got Fired
Rating: 90% Must Watch Most of you probably won’t understand, but please just try it. Use “manvantage” in your daily life. It’s a wonderful word and it deserves greater recognition.
01:14:56
September 03, 2020
August 27, 2020 - The Demogorgon’s Got Some Competition
August 27, 2020 - The Demogorgon’s Got Some Competition
Rating: 90% Must Watch This episode has lawnmowers, sexy garbage, and the line “Big Andy plays guitar” - which is almost certainly a Jim Croce lyric. What more could you want?
01:07:22
August 27, 2020
August 22, 2020 - Free Dental Care for a Year
August 22, 2020 - Free Dental Care for a Year
Rating: 91% Must Watch Genghis Khan, Castro, Napoleon … and now, Brodie Lee. History’s greatest heels!
01:03:22
August 23, 2020
August 12, 2020 - Kiki Calls It Down the Middle
August 12, 2020 - Kiki Calls It Down the Middle
Rating: 78% Worth Watching Tag Team Appreciation Night, shockingly, ends with some tag teams not being adequately appreciated! The nerve! Also, if you’re not singing “Oh I’ve haaaad the time of my life!” after this, you’re dead inside.
01:16:29
August 13, 2020
August 5, 2020 - Orange Cassidy Smells Like Batteries
August 5, 2020 - Orange Cassidy Smells Like Batteries
Rating: 85% Too many options to pick from for episode titles this week because Jericho dropped bomb after gloriously snarky bomb like the DEMO GOD he is! The Orange/Jericho debate was wonderful, yes - but so was the MJF campaign segment! And Samy and Hardy! And *two* Dark Order matches and we haven’t even made it to the transcendent massacre that was Mox vs. Darby Allin! Wall-to-wall entertainment, y’all. Wall. To. Wall.
01:02:12
August 06, 2020
July 29, 2020 - That Demon Drink (Orange Juice)
July 29, 2020 - That Demon Drink (Orange Juice)
It's mayhem over there in Daily's Place! We've got styrofoam chests everywhere! There are skateboards with tacks! And ... is that ... CAT PEE, TONY! The Dark Order's running wild, brother! And so is MJF, whose pipe bomb promo is really more like one of those $49.99 packs of fireworks you get from that church stand on the corner? Not a lot of damage, but a delight to watch nonetheless. What more could you ask for?
01:17:05
July 30, 2020
July 22, 2020 - If the Butcher Literally Butchers, Then Where’s Archer’s Bow?
July 22, 2020 - If the Butcher Literally Butchers, Then Where’s Archer’s Bow?
Rating: 83% - Must Watch THUMBTACKS! That’s a hell of a way to start a show and it’s not even the grossest part (Jericho’s been wearing that OJ-soaked jacket all week?!). MJF, the Inner Circle, Diamante vs. Ivelisse are all big standouts this week. One segment even got the rare spectrum vote - where one person votes thumbs up, one in the middle, and one down. Which is it? And why does it involve cutting meat?
01:09:58
July 23, 2020
July 15, 2020 - No Flips, Just Tope Suicidas
July 15, 2020 - No Flips, Just Tope Suicidas
Rating: 79% - Worth Watching Fight For the Fallen is here, but I tell you what, I feel like I'm fallin' for the fightin'! [adjusts tie] [muffled cough from the otherwise silent audience] Aaaaanyway, there's tons of great stuff this episode - Sonny busts out so many splits, Cody must've thought he was in a Baskin-Robbins; FTR has car trouble; Ny- excuse me! - Nyl- EXCUSE ME! - Nyla rose gets the perfect mouthpiece; and Mox and Cage ends with a classic AEW finish and the return of the Wheeled One. Come get some!
01:06:23
July 16, 2020
July 8, 2020 - Big Swole’s Oscar Moment
July 8, 2020 - Big Swole’s Oscar Moment
Rating: 60% - Watch Segments Wow - disappointments galore! A COVID-depleted roster makes for a very bumpy second night of Fyter Fest. Still though, some fun segments - Taz gives us a little nostalgia fun, the 8-man tag offers all the flippy flippies you could ask for, Darby Allin takes a dive, and of course, Orange Cassidy and Jericho is everything you hoped it would be. Pop a squat and let’s discuss!
01:13:47
July 09, 2020
July 1, 2020 - Trenty's Mom Has Got It Going On
July 1, 2020 - Trenty's Mom Has Got It Going On
Rating: 71% - Worth Watching It’s night one of Fyter Fest and … well … it’s okay? I guess? Jericho’s on commentary with his Canada Day blazer alone is worth the price of admission AND three whole s-words; the rest is fine, but not particularly memorable. Even though it's the lowest we've yet rated an AEW Dynamite, it's still pretty good. Let’s get into it!
01:07:45
July 02, 2020
June 24, 2020 - Brian Cage, aka Perfect Potpourri
June 24, 2020 - Brian Cage, aka Perfect Potpourri
Rating: 82% - Must Watch It’s the go home show and we’ve got brawls! We’ve got grand theft auto! We’ve got hastily scrabbled together matches brought on by COVID and #SpeakingOut! And we’ve got an Orange going H.A.M. on a ham! Who could ask for anything more?
01:16:54
June 25, 2020
June 17, 2020 - Blood Is Not Thicker than Kroger Brand Homestyle
June 17, 2020 - Blood Is Not Thicker than Kroger Brand Homestyle
Rating: 83% - Must Watch You are not ready for Abadon, y’all - let’s just get that out of the way first. But hopefully you’re ready for some MJF versus Billy (not Gunn!), the surprise return of Big Swole, and Absolute Ricky Starks of NWA fame taking on Cody!
54:08
June 18, 2020
June 10, 2020 - Tony Hawk Pro Wrestler
June 10, 2020 - Tony Hawk Pro Wrestler
Rating: 85% - Must Watch Oh the zebras are out tonight, my children! Thrill as Matt Hardy becomes Damascus before your very eyes! Quiver as Colt Cabana makes a perilous decision! Guffaw and Chris Jericho’s perfect color commentary! This one has it all, kids!
51:10
June 11, 2020
June 3, 2020 - The Baddest Man on the Planet
June 3, 2020 - The Baddest Man on the Planet
Rating: 83% - Must Watch It’s all dragon punches and cabbage rolls and hands in your non-existent pockets and one shit and hour up here in Daily’s Place! You want blood? We got that! You want Britt Baker rehabbing in slo-mo to inspirational elevator music? We got that! You need an inexplicably detailed recap of the show more than halfway through? We, uh … we have that, I guess? For some reason?
01:22:16
June 04, 2020
May 27, 2020 - My Abuela Says This Episode Will Fix Anything
May 27, 2020 - My Abuela Says This Episode Will Fix Anything
Rating: 89% Fallout from AEW Double or Nothing! Turns out, it was double and not nothing! The Rev- er, the team formerly known as the Revival and currently known as FTR debut! A battle royale - as Theresa insists on calling it - to determine who faces Cody next wee for the TV titl- er, the TNT Championship! And a pep rally gets ruined by Scary Santa!
01:06:41
May 28, 2020
May 20, 2020 - You’re Looking Thick
May 20, 2020 - You’re Looking Thick
Rating: 87% Mox versus Ten! X? Hashmark hashmark hashmark hashmark slash hashmark hashmark hashmark hashmark slash? Arn and Jake mean girl each other! Will Shawn Spears murder Colin Jost and wear his skin? Possibly! (probably) And the Inner Circle try to get a jump on the Stadium Stampede, but the cavalry’s here!
01:03:15
May 28, 2020
May 13, 2020 - In Spanish
May 13, 2020 - In Spanish
Rating: 91% - Must Watch A mediocre main event can’t keep down this episode just chock fulla bangers! Pineapple Pete! Five women and a kendo stick! MJF overcoming massive obstacles to eke out a (squash) win! The death of a beloved (inanimate) icon and the birth of a new one. This show has got it all!
01:07:43
May 14, 2020
April 29, 2020 - No, Not That Hulk … The Other One
April 29, 2020 - No, Not That Hulk … The Other One
Rating: 79% - Worth Watching You can either power ahead with your shows pretending that nothing’s changed and look like idiots … or you can embrace change and get Lou goddamn Ferrigno to make you look like a million bucks. Guess which path All Elite went with?
58:17
April 30, 2020
A E What Now? - April 22, 2020
A E What Now? - April 22, 2020
Rating: 83% - Must Watch Welcome long-time AEW fans and newly converted WWE fans! This podcast was once a show about Raw - and now we’re experiencing AEW Dynamite for the first time! We are Robert Clarke-Chan, Calder Holbrook, and Theresa Gumprecht - three Los Angeles comedians trying to social distance while still enjoying fine sports entertainment. We give every match a thumbs up, thumbs down, or thumbs in the middle and this one was solid through and through. Won’t you join us as Calder attempts to explain [waves at this whole thing] to Theresa, who hasn’t seen AEW at all, and Chan, who hasn’t watched in months. How does the show look to fresh eyes?
01:05:21
April 23, 2020
April 13, 2020 - My Cat Asked Me a Question
April 13, 2020 - My Cat Asked Me a Question
Rating: 82% - Must Watch We’re still in the afterglow of Wrestlemania, which means another must watch episode! Calder is out this week, so we’ve got the kick-ass Erika Curry filling in. Who will qualify for the Moneybags match? What’s the Moneybags match? Listen to find out!
01:14:31
April 14, 2020
April 6, 2020 - The Big Who-Show?
April 6, 2020 - The Big Who-Show?
Rating: 93% - Must Watch We're back! Corona tried to kick our ass - and managed to derail us for a couple weeks - but we made it! It’s the night after Wrestlemania - and we’ve got a flash recap of both nights to kick things off (spoiler: it’s Worth Watching)! Then it’s off to the races for the best Raw we’ve seen since this podcast started! Despite all the weirdness (and there’s PLENTY of weirdness), solid wrestling, intense promos, and a near 30-minute barnburner from Aleister Black and Apollo Crews deliver everything you could want out of a wrestling show (minus the audience, of course). Plus! Calder’s got a weird hair thing! Theresa’s grandmother was a boss! And Chan needs a hug. A sweaty, sweaty hug.
01:03:11
April 07, 2020
March 16, 2020 - Austin 3:16 Says I Just Coughed On Your Ass
March 16, 2020 - Austin 3:16 Says I Just Coughed On Your Ass
Rating: 79% - Worth Watching Well, this is a weird one all around! Theresa, Chan, and Calder are all recording from their respective homes to do their part to "flatten the curve", while Raw is doing the same by replaying the nearly two-hour Royal Rumble match in its entirety! Reruns aside, there's a lot of top notch stuff here including, obviously, Stone Cold looking like he's having more fun than a man has a right to. Take care of yourselves out there!
01:01:34
March 17, 2020
March 9, 2020 - Please Stop Knocking On My Door
March 9, 2020 - Please Stop Knocking On My Door
Rating: 76% - Worth Watching A weird, but watchable episode of Raw this week as we build to a possibly canceled Wrestlemania? There’s a brief moment where it looks like maybe we could get a forty minute Aleister vs. Rollins match (since Seth used to be Tyler Black on the indies … is this Black on Black violence?), but alas, we are robbed. Edge is on fire, as is Becky, AJ, and much of the women’s division. Even poor Rowan gets a bit of a rub from Drew McIntyre - not that anything will get him out of that hole the tarantula dug for him. #NeverForget
01:16:51
March 10, 2020
March 2, 2020 - WHAT'S IN THE BO- oh. Never mind.
March 2, 2020 - WHAT'S IN THE BO- oh. Never mind.
Rating: 65% - Skip Around Lesnar and McIntyre is a hell of a start to the show. It’s immediately followed by Street Profits vs. Murphy and Rollins. Kairi vs. Shayna is fantastic, as is Carrllo/Mysterio vs. Garza/Andrade. A case can be made for Aleister Black vs. The OC, but watch anything else at your own risk. The Riott Squad match is a mess, Ricochet getting buried is a heartbreaker, and Orton RKOing Beth Phoenix is some tired-ass gaslighting. Maximum possible warning: no matter how much you want to know the secret in Rowan’s cage, DO NOT WATCH. It’s Gobbledy Gooker bad. It’s giving birth to a hand bad. Years from now, this will be referenced as one of Vince’s grandest creative failures.
01:10:50
March 03, 2020
February 24, 2020 - On the Art of Biting
February 24, 2020 - On the Art of Biting
Rating: 83% - Must Watch All killer, no filler! Even the bad stuff - the opening segment with Randy Orton, a match between Aleister Black and Erick Rowan, and a singles bout with Dawkins and Murphy - are just mediocre. And that’s great!
01:17:12
February 25, 2020
February 10, 2020 - Do They Not Have Ubers in Ontario?
February 10, 2020 - Do They Not Have Ubers in Ontario?
Rating: 55% - Skip Entirely Aside from the amazing run in from Shayna Baszler on an already fine Becky Lynch/Asuka match, this episode is a disaster. Angel Garza vs. Cedric Alexander is also good stuff, but two matches is definitely not worth three hours of your time.
01:07:30
February 11, 2020
Raw Recap - February 3, 2020
Raw Recap - February 3, 2020
This is the hour-long Raw recap for February 3, 2020. Our rating is a 51% - Skip This Episode.  HOWEVER, two segments stand out that are really worth watching. Humberto Carillo / Angel Garza / Rey Mysterio is fantastic, as is Asuka / Natalya / Becky Lynch. If you've got a moment, check them out. Angel Garza gets a really decent call-up from NXT and the Kabuki Warriors are never *not* entertaining as hell. We'll be back next Monday with a ten-minute recap of this Raw plus Smackdown and NXT. Thanks for listening!
01:04:04
February 04, 2020
November 11, 2019 - Is Imperium German for “Doughy”?
November 11, 2019 - Is Imperium German for “Doughy”?
Rating: 44% - Skip Entirely NXT UK staples “Flash” Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews have a good showing against the Viking Warriors (it’s the only match that gets thumbs up from all three hosts) and the Kabuki Warriors vs. Becky and Charlotte are fine, but otherwise … yeesh. Watch three episodes of Law and Order. What’s your flavor? SVU? CI? Original? Guaranteed, that conversation would be more interesting than this week’s Raw.
58:11
November 12, 2019
Nov 4, 2019 - Swipe Right on Them Dimples
Nov 4, 2019 - Swipe Right on Them Dimples
This week's rating: 78% - Worth Watching! Find us @WWrEcap on Twitter!
01:09:33
November 08, 2019
October 28, 2019 - Square Kinesiotape
October 28, 2019 - Square Kinesiotape
This week's rating: 88% - Must Watch! Find us @WWrEcap on Twitter!  You can find guest host Erika Curry on Instagram at iconicerikacurry and 7eleven_doesitagain.  Calder is on Twitter @clderholbrook Chan is on Twitter @999RPMs
01:28:00
November 04, 2019
Oct 21, 2019 - I Used to Know Your Mother
Oct 21, 2019 - I Used to Know Your Mother
This week's rating: 73% - Worth Watching Find us @WWrEcap on Twitter!
01:15:13
October 25, 2019
Oct 14, 2019 - Literally Burn It Down
Oct 14, 2019 - Literally Burn It Down
This week's rating: 62% - Skip Around for the Good Segments Don't forget to send us which two wrestlers you want to see hug and form a tag team to @WWrEcap on Twitter!
01:52:46
October 21, 2019
Oct 7, 2019 - The Shiny Bun Boys
Oct 7, 2019 - The Shiny Bun Boys
This week's rating: 65% - Skip Around for the Good Segments Don't forget to send us your favorite entrance music to @WWrEcap on Twitter!
01:30:43
October 11, 2019
Sep 30, 2019 - Trigger Warning: Very Old Men Threatening to Wrestle
Sep 30, 2019 - Trigger Warning: Very Old Men Threatening to Wrestle
This episode:  Mysterio Family contracts Brock-itis! Becky's business butt! RooDolph vs. The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Very old men threatening to wrestle! Prelude to a match nobody wants nor needs! Akam and Rezar present the simplest solution to getting over! They're not LARPers! Someone accidentally booked wrestling on a wrestling show! No chocolate?! Two wrestling matches on the same wrestling show?! Mysterious janitors walk among us! A lady doesn't sweat, but she sure do swat! Heyman! Kanellis! Sasha! Oh my! Rusev goes off half-cucked, but Rollins gets a mouth full of the Fiend!
01:29:40
October 03, 2019