WWE Extreme Rules, Evolve 10th Anniversary & AEW Fight for the Fallen.....THAT, is a strong weekend of wrestling. Lets talk though.....why are these mid season, non-major PPVs worth our time? Are they? We breakdown the show and the build-up, as well as the AEW card and limited story line.
We. Are. Back!
Back again to get into the details of the pro wrestling world. Since we've been gone, the IWC has done nothing but piss us off, so we all get to enjoy some rants about some of the nonsense that people believe (even ourselves). Also.....AEW is real, but we all must be able to accept and understand that we MUST BE PATIENT with our real, objective views of how "great" they will be. Join our discussion. Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @CaEWrestling.
What has the build to WWE WrestleMania felt like to you? Lackluster? Full of unexpected outcome? Amazing? Any of those can certainly describe parts of the card to this point. We discuss the ups and downs as we are now two weeks away from WrestleMania 35. Have a listen, and let us know your thoughts on the build so far!
Episode 62 is a retrospective look at a class PPV, a segment we call the "Pay-Per-REview"
The Big Show was a main event guy, HHH was the top guy in the company, The Rock was the most over he had been, and Mick Foley was just here to retire for the first (second? Fourth?) time. That was your main event scene, with a McMahon in every corner! Plus, a triangle ladder match that stole the show and 3 years too soon triple threat match with three legends! Give it a listen!
The news of D-Generation X being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year hit us right in the feels; especially regarding Chyna! We discuss the good, bad(s) and GREAT that came from the Elimination Chamber PPV. Plus, how do you think the departure of Kenny Omega hurt (or helped) NJPW? Did he leave them high and dry?
2019, The Undertaker is taking non-WWE bookings. Believe it!
Wrestle Talk 101 - some mid week wrestling talk to fill the void! Should Charlotte Flair be added into the Becky Lynch vs Ronda Rousey feud; potentially as the WrestleMania 35 main event? We discuss both sides of that answer, as we begin to approach the biggest event in all of wrestling. Plus, with another announcement coming from AEW, hear what we expect and want from the reveal.
Dean Ambrose, and the potential of his pending move away from WWE is all the talk right now in the wrestling world. In episode 59 we take a retrospective look at his career to this point.
*disclaimer: die hard Ambrose fans beware - this content may not suit you!
WWE Royal Rumble & NXT Takeover are finally here and it is time that we discuss the build, the potential and give our predictions for the weekend! Let us know your thoughts by hitting us up on Twitter @CaEWrestling and subscribing to the show on YouTube - Six Star Productions
Episode 57, lets talk about the business end of what AEW can be, and what we think the biggest benefit of them to the wrestler is. Money, sure....exposure, yeah of course....but how about health insurance?
Plus, why did the change to Finn Balor happen? Is Braun Stroman now no longer a believable "monster"?
Wrestle Kingdom 13 was last night and what an impressive show it was. We recap the show, but also discuss the amazing potential of AEW this year as well as where Kenny Omega will be wrestling on February 1st! Enjoy!
2018 was a very long year, with many ups, but perhaps more downs. Episode 55 we talk the goods, greats and awful parts of wrestling from 2018 in WWE, NJPW, ROH & Impact. Plus, some solid debate of what 2019 can and should have in store for us as fans.
Tables, Ladders & Chairs! WWE TLC 2018 is here and so are our predictions. We discussion the build and huge card that we will see. Plus, with a lot riding on this card, how will it effect the Royal Rumble. Also, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 is weeks away and the build is getting hot
Did you that its time for WWE Survivor Series? You may not, due to this lackluster build for a major PPV. We discuss this weekends events to include NXT War Games. Also, we tell you why FANS are still the biggest problem with the wrestling product. Plus.....Kenny Omega should be considered a FLOP of an IWGP Champion in this reign.
Hands down the greatest WWE SummerSlam event to ever take place. We review and discuss SummerSlam 2002 from a 2018 perspective. The transition to Brock as the "Next Big Thing", to a card PACKED with hall of famers and world champions. Let us know what you think of SUmmerSlam 2002.
Another freelance episode of CaE, where we discuss the topics that are currently going on in Pro Wrestling. "Wrestle Talk 101" is our best way to "just talk wrestling". We discuss the Roman Reigns circumstance, the fallout and changes because of his loss to the business, as well as NXT improvements. Plus, are WWE Evolution and Crown Jewel even necessary? Hear our thoughts and let us know yours. Follow us on Twitter @CaEWrestling; @KennyOakSports; @Chrisbequick
50! Episode 50! We talk perhaps the best all around era in Pro Wrestling, the Ruthless Aggression Era! From the rise of OVW stars John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton and Dave Bautista, to the continued success of Angle and Eddie Guerrero! An era full of improved ring work and amazing feuds! Take a listen, and let us know your thoughts!
The most revered and controversial era of professional wrestling. Yet, also perhaps, one of the most lackluster eras considering match quality? An era based on sheer entertainment of the audience, we discuss the good and the bad of our generations favorite time in wrestling. Join us!
We have the most REAL discussion we have had to date here in episode 48. We discuss the single most controversial subject in wrestling history, Chris Benoit. His legacy, his wrestling career and the horrible events in 2007, are all topics here in episode 48.
He's been made into a God like figure since his departure from WWE, CM Punk. Was he as good as he said he was? Should he have main evented a WrestleMania? The discussion about Punk gets very real here in episode 47. Plus, is NXT really a "developmental" show, or has it become so popular that it should be considered the third brand of WWE? Episode 47 also introduces our Love & Hate segment where we discussion our current opinions on the state of wrestling. Join us.
Episode 46! How can IMPACT Wrestling, give us watchable TV each week? Are they ok with simply being an "Indy Promotion"? Let us know what you like or don't like about IMPACT. Plus, hear our far too soon WWE SummerSlam predictions.
The greatness that is the transition to Tommaso Ciampa as NXT Champion, the build to NXT TakeOver Brooklyn 4 & WWE SummerSlam, the future that is the Velveteen Dream, and what can only be called "the Daniel Bryan affect". Join Ken and Chris as they return from hiatus and bring you great wrestling banter.
Our in-depth recap of the best NXT TakeOver to date. The product that just keeps upstaging itself every time. Also, we finally discuss where the wresting product as a whole is going over the next 5-10 years and who we think can become the face of the products. Let us know who you think is the future face of wrestling.
We discuss our greatest heel and face characters on episode 43. A comprehensive list and discussion of the best to ever do it! Who makes your list of best heels or faces? Also, recent updates and news regarding Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks "All in" wrestling show and the sold out status.
Back again with one of our original shows, the Pay-Per-REview. In this episode we go way back to 1998 to the WCW Spring Stampede from Denver Colorado. A key PPV in the unfolding of the original NWO and moving towards the NWO Black & White vs NWO Red & Black storyline. We review the entire PPV to include tremendous matches from Booker T & Chris Benoit, as well as Chris Jericho defending his WCW Cruiserweight Title.
Maybe the biggest "house show" in WWE history is upon us now, and it is The Greatest Royal Rumble event from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Check out our thoughts on the events and hear our predictions for the 10 match card! Also, we discuss the major points of the WWE SuperStar Shakeup and where the wins and losses came in the SuperStar exchange. Follow us on Twitter @CaEWrestling, @ChrisBeQuick, and @KennyOakSports.
WrestleMania season has come and gone, as well as the BEST NXT TakeOver to date. Episode 40, we recap the weekend full of wrestling to include the Raw & Smackdown after WrestleMania. Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch with the world of pro wrestling.
Its time! Finally, WrestleMania 34 is upon us and we can discuss the card in its entirety. We give you our run down of the entire card, as well as give you our match predictions! Also, NXT TakeOver New Orleans and their matches as well are discussed in our most detailed show yet.
The Return of Daniel Bryan! Something many of us thought would never be said, but it is now a reality. We talk our expectations of Daniel Bryan and potential feuds, as well as the continued Road to WrestleMania as well as the Hall of Fame. Plus, a special Wrestling Talk 101 conversation about the most dominant wrestlers of the past 20 years; inspired by the ESPN article about dominant athletes.
Episode 36 brings us one-step closer to WWE WrestleMania 34, as well as a recap of WW Fastlane. In this episode, we highlight the Fastlane PV and the storyline development that occurred there, as well as bring you some of the predicted matches of the WrestleMania card thus far. Join in the conversation.
We are back at it again here with the second installment of our Wrestling Talk 101. In this episode, we catch up on the fallout from WWE Elimination Chamber, give you our predictions for WWE Fastlane, and discuss WrestleMania and NXT TakeOver New Orleans! #WhyWeLoveWrestling
The first edition of our "Wrestling Talk 101" series, where we act like fans and discuss topics that we have been wanting to talk about for some time. Like all fans, we all have opinions about certain things...here in our Wrestling Talk 101, we bring you ours, in hopes to get your opinions in return.
Our recap of the 2018 WWE Royal Rumble. A show packed with star power, but one that had several missed opportunities for storyline advancement. Also, we get into detail about the continued road to WrestleMania 34, including the upcoming Elimination Chamber and Fastlane PPVs.
The first of the four major PPVs for WWE is here! The Royal Rumble! Always an entertaining event, filled with possible surprises, returns and great moments. Check out our predictions for the entire card and let us know yours as well.
The WWE Royal Rumble is upon us and we discuss our favorite Royal Rumble matches of all time. From way back in 1988 with "Hacksaw", to the most recent winner Randy Orton, Ken and I give you our top 5 matches ever! Join the conversation on Twitter @CaEWrestling and let us know your favorite Royal Rumble Match!
Better late than never. In episode 30 we recap the great event that was NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12. The great storylines and matches were a tremendous success for the NJPW brand! Also we recap this weeks updates from WWE Raw & Smackdown, as well as news from the dreaded Impact Wrestling.
FINALLY.....we get to discuss NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 after weeks of plugging it on the show and wanting to discuss it! Hopefully, and likely the best wrestling event to take place in 2018! Hear our predictions for each match and give us yours as well!
Its the end of another great year in wrestling! We bring you our selections for seven primary categories for 2017! Including match of the year, male and female wrestlers of the year, tag team of the year, rivalry of the year, moment for year, and worst moment of the year! Let us know your awards for 2017 on twitter @CaEWrestling.
Our Christmas Special Episode! Episode 27 brings our top 10 wishes that we want and hope to see happen in 2018. Discussions ranging from The Miz in the WWE or Universal Title picture, to Braun Stroman having the most dominant year ever going over Brock Lesnar. Let us know your wishes for 2018.
Episode 26 is all about our predictions for WWE Clash of Champions. We discuss the storylines leading up to Clash of Champions and provide our picks for each match, Also, recent updates from Ring of Honor to include Cody Rhodes dropping the ROH Championship to Dalton Castle and potential impacts to the Wrestle Kingdom 12 card!
Episode 25, the quarter century mark! This topics episode is based around the guys who worked, but never found the spotlight, or who were always a step behind their tag partner, stable member or family member. I history, most notably, Marty Jannetty is known as the guy who never came close to the success as his tag team partner. In this episode we discuss many of the less fortunate members who never had a chance to be compared to their star partners.
Wrestling's Gimmick matches. Always used as a great amplifier to matches and feuds. Some wrestlers have even made their career based around gimmick matches. Let us know your favorites. Also, a short review of the "lacklusterly" advertised WWE StarCade House Show.
Episode 23, the fallout from an exciting weekend of wrestling. NXT TakeOver: WarGames, and WWE Survivor Series were both great events with some memorable situation as well as storyline development as we move to the Royal Rumble and ultimately to WWE WrestleMania! Hear our recap of the matches, the moments, and the highs and lows.
Episode 22 is here! The build up to WWE Survivor Series 2017 as well as NXT TakeOver War Games! Hear our build up, match predictions and our continued discussion of the importance of "Go Home" shows before a major PPV! Follow our discussions, live tweets and polls this Saturday and Sunday on Twitter! Find us on Twitter @CaEWrestling.
With TLC days away we bring you some harsh predictions and some of the lack-luster storyline build to this PPV. Plus, the news of Kurt Angles return to the ring. Can it bring a victory over The Miz, The Bar, Braun and Kane? Also, our far too early discussion of NXT Takeover: War Games and Survivor Series!
Preview time!!! WWE Hell in a Cell preview, we talk about the lackluster build to most of the card as well as the tremendous KO vs Shane McMahon build over the past few weeks. Hear our predictions for the show and send us yours as well. Find us on Twitter @CaEWrestling or Facebook search Collar & Elbow Wrestling!
Episode 18 of the Collar & Elbow Wrestling Podcast is here and its the final discussion before SummerSlam! We discuss the "Go Home" Raw and Smackdown Live shows leading up to SummerSlam 2017 as well as give our predictions for each match; to include the NXT Championships!
Episode 17 brings you the updates of the NJPW G1 Climax and the discussion of Omega and Okada moving forward in the Heavyweight scene. We get into the second part of our SummerSlam preview discussion as we near the PPV. Also, we mark out for The Miz and get into the WWE IC title picture and how to continue making the IC title look strong.
Part two of our four part series focused on WrestleMania! In this episode we discuss WrestleMania 10-19 and the majority of the Attitude Era. From HBK vs Razor Ramon for the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania 10, to the trilogy of Rock vs Austin! Lets us know your favorite matches and moments of this era.
The grandest stage of them all, its WrestleMania. Join us for our four part series focused on recapping the historic WrestleMania. In this episode, we start way back in 1985 at the very first event and walk through time all the way to WrestleMania 9. Many celebrities, legendary wrestling icons and a few of the greatest matches of all time. Keep up with us throughout this series to hear about your favorite WresteMania's of all time.
Episode 13! Our look back at WCW during its greater times, how they got there, and how they fell so hard. From Georgia Championship Wrestling through the NWA and on through the Bischoff and NWO led Monday Night Wars, we touch on it all!
WCW Monday Nitro was at one time a powerhouse of primetime television broadcasting, and the leader in the Professional Wrestling and Entertainment world. Though it was short lived, there were many successes in their time as the best wrestling show on TV. In this episode, we talk about the culminating show of Monday Nitro, how the show came to that point, and the matches and performers themselves from that night. And not to mention, a whole lot of Vince McMahon!
The worst moments in wrestling history. What comes to mind when you hear that? A terrible storyline? A bad booking decision? In episode 11, we discuss some of our ideas that could be considered some of the worst moments ever in wrestling. Join in on the conversation at let us know what you think is the worst moment in wrestling history.
Episode 10 is all about tag team and factions! Here we bring up some of the best and most influential teams ever in wrestling. We also highlight the benefits of tag teams, and how it can both build or prolong a wrestlers career if done properly! Let us know what you think, and keep a look out for our future episode of our favorite tag teams and tag matches of all time.
Here in episode 9 we talk about the elimination chamber match itself as well as some of the history of one of best "gimmick" matches that WWE puts on. We also talk about some of the ways forward for Smackdown with and after this PPV as it leads to WrestleMania 33.
Collar & Elbow Wrestling Podcast Episode 8! Another great show and another great edition of our Pay-Per-ReView. In this episode we break down ECW's very first PPV, Barely Legal 97! Some solid matches, great legendary talent and the typical ECW crowd make this PPV one for ECW diehards to remember forever!
Episode 7 is another edition of our topic conversations. In this episode we discuss some of the most underrated wrestlers of all time. From not getting a push, to being surrounded by too much talent in their prime, we go back and forth on why some of our favorite performers never reached their potential peak!
Collar & Elbow Wrestling Podcast Episode 6! In episode 6, we have selected our top 3 matches each in WWE history. From major WrestleMania matches, through an NXT classic, and all the way down to an episode of Raw, this discussion has a little bit of everything! Listen to our criteria for selecting our favorite matches, and let us know yours! Featuring Stone Cole vs The Rock; HBK vs Kurt Angle; HBK vs HHH; Bayley vs Sasha Banks; John Cena vs CM Punk and The Undertaker vs Jeff Hardy.
Our first topic show discussion on the Collar & Elbow Wrestling Podcast. In this episode we discuss and argue our top three favorite wrestlers of all time. Ken: Daniel Bryan, Edge, Shawn Michaels Chris: The Rock, Kurt Angle, The Undertaker
Episode two and the second edition of our Pay-Per-REview segment. In this episode we review the WWE Royal Rumble 2001. This PPV was packed full with quality matches and finishes with one of the better Royal Rumble matches in history, headlined by The Undertaker, The Rock, Big Show, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kane and every hardcore weapon imaginable.
In our inaugural episode of the Collar & Elbow Wrestling Podcast, we do our first edition of Pay-Per-REview and its Backlash 2000. This PPV was solid throughout, but capitalized successfully on the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin, ending in an epic and dramatic finish to the WWE Title main event. Follow us on Facebook "Collar & Elbow Wrestling" or on Twitter https://twitter.com/CaEWrestling