Fretzlemania Podcast

Fretzlemania Podcast

By #MrFretz
#MrFretz from Wrestle Addict Radio's solo show.From WWE, AEW, NXT and more. Also home of the 20 Bell Salute, looking back each month 20 years ago in wrestling and pop culture. 20BS is found on the Wrestle Addict Radio Patreon
Follow me on Twitter @TheLegendaryJF.
Follow my co-host Nate on the Gamechanger Podcast @RealFNGame
Follow the fam @Addict_Wrestle.
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Fretz's Fav Five Episode 1
In a new weekly show available on the Wrestle Addict Radio Patreon, I go over my 5 fav five moments in wrestling the week of Feb 16-22, 2020. This will be available on my personal feed here the following day or so. 
26:09
February 25, 2020
20 Bell Salute Episode 6: February 2000
Listen up Krelboynes! Fretz is back for another 20 Bell Salute. This time, he goes back to February 2000, punches himself for forgetting Malcolm in the Middle debuted in January and brings up some random high school memories of the show. He pins his "places he's pooped at" app in WCW before covering WWE No Way Out. Watch along as he has a good cry watching Mick Foley's retirement match and learn about Fretz's pure hatred for Triple H.  Shout-out to my old friend Andrew who was mentioned frequently at the beginning, Follow me @TheLegendaryJF Follow Nate @RealFNGame Follow the fam @Addict_Wrestle and keep wrestling real! Oh BTW leave me a voice mail on Anchor! See below!
1:30:40
February 11, 2020
Halftime Heat Watch Along
With the Superbowl looming (go Chiefs), I decided to go back and watch the empty arena match between The Rock and Mankind for the WWE title. I have never seen the entire match so you can watch along with me! Listen in as I awkwardly cover this historic match with random references and drinking a beer.  Match: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsRA67uzzvs Follow the fam @Addict_Wrestle Follow Nate @RealFNGame Follow me @TheLegendaryJF
25:50
February 2, 2020
WWE Royal Rumble 2010 watch-along
When browsing YouTube tonight, I noticed WWE putting entire Royal Rumble Matches on their page. I was bored so naturally, I grabbed my phone and hit record. Listen as I awkwardly and painfully cover this match. Watch along with me!
54:27
January 19, 2020
20 Bell Salute Episode 5: January 2000
#MrFretz returns to the Castrol GTX powered Time Machine and goes 20 years back to January 2000. Join him as he covers movies, TV, video games and music of the month. WCW and ECW are still a thing and as always, Fretz drops by and sees what they are up to.  Then listen in as he painfully and awkwardly does a watch along of the Royal Rumble match.  Join the fam @Addict_Wrestle   Follow me @TheLegendaryJF Follow Nate @RealFNGame
1:50:29
January 9, 2020
Fretzlemania Christmas Special: WWECW December to Dismember 06 Review
It's the Fretzlemania Christmas Special! I review one of the worst PPV's of all time: ECW December to Dismember. This might be worse than Super Showdown and WCW 2000. Maybe. Thanks to everyone who nominated and voted for Wrestle Addict Radio and Fretzlemania for The Wrestling Podcast Awards. We didn't walk away with any gold but even being mentioned is enough for me. Let's make 2020 truly epic! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. Happy New Year and God bless!-JF
42:17
December 11, 2019
20 Bell Salute Episode 4: Survivor Series 1999
Dogma, Toy Story 2, Tomorrow Never Dies, Y2K Mania and Survivor Series 1999! Oh My! This month, I review a "controversial" movie in Dogma, Toy Story 2, Gary Cherone leaving Van Halen, Y2K and so much more! Then, I briefly cover WCW Mayhem 1999, ECW November to Remember and WWF Survivor Series. I go over who ran over Austin (check my archives), the Big Show's title win and classic heel Big Bossman.  Note: There will be no 20 Bell Salute in December, but I'll record special episode of the Fretzlemania Podcast covering December to Dismember as my holiday special. December is a busy month for all of us with Christmas parties, work, the Gamechanger Podcast and more. Fret (z) not, it will be back in the new year to review Royal Rumble 2000!  Follow me @TheLegendaryJF Nate @RealFNGame WAR @addict_wrestle Join our patreon today for only $5 a month for exclusive content by your favourite Wrestle Addict Radio personalities. Join the fam and keep wrestling real! Special shoutouts to DFDC Jeff Palmaccio, Kayla, Rachel Moon, Johnny Fretz, The letter Q, Wade and yes even you Slack.....but still fuck you Slack.
59:02
November 21, 2019
Re-booking Who Ran Over Stone Cold Steve Austin
In this Brucie Bonus edition of Fretzlemania, I look at one of the most intruging "who dunnit" angles in WWE history. Of course we know it turned out to be kind of a flop here is how I would book it. Thanks to everyone who nominated this podcast for the 2nd Annual Wrestlehub Podcast Awards "most informative". Please now vote by Nov 25th. Please also vote for myself and Nate the F'N Great (@RealFNGame) on the Gamechanger Podcast for Duo of the year, most informative and best comedy. Vote Wrestle Addict Radio (@Addict_Wrestle) for best brand. Also give me a one star rating on iTunes!  Follow me at @TheLegendaryJF check the pinned tweet and vote! @TheWrestleHub 
24:39
November 8, 2019
SmackDAMN!
First thanks to everyone who nominated me for Wrestle Hub Podcast Awards, they take place December 8th. I cover one HELL of a Smackdown with the NXT Invasion, The Fiend's Universal Title win, New Japan and other stuff! Follow me @TheLegendaryJF, Nate @RealFNGame, WAR @Addict_Wrestle  Vote for Fretzlemania and The Gamechanger for Wrestle Hub Awards! @TheWrestleHub. Special shoutouts to Kayla, Rachel, Wade, Ant and Slack.
32:09
November 4, 2019
20 Bell Salute Episode 3- WWE No Mercy 1999
Mr Fretz covers October 1999 in movies, tv, video games, music and of course WWE. He talks about hating Fight Club and American Beauty. Having fondness for hockey movies like Mystery Alaska and Simpsons Halloween. The big video game of the month is Wrestlemania 2000. But then there's No Mercy 99 with an amazing ladder match and literally nothing else noteworthy. Listen in if you dare!
1:03:39
October 20, 2019
WWE Backlash 2001 Review
Deep in the bowels of my PPV notebook is an event I was going to review back in April, but life happened so I review it today! Shout outs to Wrestle Addict Radio, Nate, Podcoin and my fam! 
42:31
September 23, 2019
20 Bell Salute Episode 2: WWE Unforgiven 1999
It's episode two of the 20 Bell Salute on the Wrestle Addict Radio Patreon! I look at September 1999: WWE Unforgiven, a couple good games, awesome tv shows and no notable movies! Oh and the music sucks this month. So join me in my Y2K compliant time machine and head back to the 90's!  Follow me @TheLegendaryJF Join the WAR Fam @Addict_Wrestle! 
1:02:39
September 16, 2019
Class of 98 Reunion: WWE Judgement Day 98
Fretz is bored and decided to delve into his blog to review an Attitude Era classic, Judgement Day 1998! "Screw you, you're fired!" Follow me on Twitter @TheLegendaryJF Also: @Addict_Wrestle, @RealFNGame and support Wrestle Addict Radio on Patreon! 
43:11
September 10, 2019
20 Bell Salute Episode 1-Summerslam 1999
Welcome to my new show 20 Bell Salute, where I look at wrestling 20 years ago this month! Not only do I cover wrestling but noteable movies, video games, music and TV from each month. I cover Summerslam 1999, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and much more! This is available on the Wrestle Addict Radio Patreon! 
1:09:47
August 20, 2019
Fretz's Top 10 Summerslam Matches
Fretz breaks down his favourite matches from Summerslam, the biggest party of the summer. Are they controversial? Are they predictable? Yes.  This episode is also available on the Wrestle Addict Radio Patreon! Follow me on Twitter @TheLegendaryJF. Please follow WAR on Twitter @Addict_Wrestle and be sure to look out for us on Patreon! 
28:31
August 11, 2019
Summerslam 2000
Join Fretz on a trip down memory lane to a classic and favourite PPV of the Attitude Era, Summerslam 2000! 
30:43
August 8, 2019
Broken Freakin Neck and Broken Freakin Heart: The Best of Kurt Angle
Welcome back folks! I decided to record a LONG overdue best of Kurt Angle podcast. Of course his career ended at Wrestlemania but I wanted to do a show and couldn't find the time. I break down my favourite moments using his infamous 3 I's: Intelligence, Integrity and Intensity. Follow me on Twitter @TheLegendaryJF Also find me on @Addict_Wrestle with @RealFNGame every Sunday!  Shoutouts to: Ant, Kayla, Rachel, Nikki, Danni, Isa, MJ, Phil, Warren Hayes and everyone at WAR.
41:17
August 2, 2019
WWE Stomping Grounds YEE-HAW!
There's a snake in my boot! WWE Stomping Grounds was last night and I review an...interesting show! A crap name but a good show?! Give it a listen!  These boots are made for reviewing and that's just what I'll do! Follow me @TheLegendaryJF as well as @Addict_Wrestle and @RealFNGame. Shout-outs to Nikki, Danni, Slack, #WadeCares, Ant, Rachel, Kayla, Jonn Ritland, The Derbinator and my boots! 
39:16
June 24, 2019
Re-Booking King of the Ring 1995
Re-booking the worst KOTR PPV? I go back in time to save this terrible show. Who is the king of the ring? Spoiler it’s not Mabel! Follow me on the Twitta @TheLegendaryJF and also listen to @Addict_Wrestle and @RealFNGame. Keep wrestling real!
23:06
June 16, 2019
NXT Takeover XXV Review
I review the historic 25th NXT Takeover event featuring a big announcement! 
46:58
June 3, 2019
Double or Nothing Review
I review AEW's first official show, Double or Nothing. Just wow. What a show! Shoutouts to: Wrestle Addict Radio, Nate, Kayla Kelly, Rachel Moon, Slack, Dusty Dave, Poker Chips and The Rules for Draw and Stunt Poker card from the Simpsons.  Follow me on Twitter @TheLegendaryJF and subscribe! Listen on Podcoin!
53:15
May 27, 2019
Talking Turnbuckles May 21/19
My occasional news segment called Talking Turnbuckles (until I find a better name) I review and  explicitly rant about Money in the Bank, Raw, the 24/7 Title and quickly peak into AEW's Double Or Nothing. Listen on Podcoin and follow me @TheLegendaryJF on Twitter. Shoutouts to: Nate, Ant, Phillium, Isa, Wrestle Addict Radio, Welfare Willy, King Rickie Rozay, Dusty Dave, Mr. Warren Hayes, Jonn Ritland, The Derbinator, Pea Tear Griffin, The Be Sharps and The Firefly Funhouse. Let me in. 
53:20
May 21, 2019
What If: Owen Hart Didn't Die
I fantasy book one of the biggest what if's in wrestling: Owen Hart. I go through 1999, retirement and beyond. Owen was my favourite and I always wonder what could have been. No disrespect intended. RIP Owen!  Shout outs to Ant, Phil, Isa, G-Rod, Wrestle Addict Radio, Nate, Rachel, Kayla, Slack, Bonez and you! Yes you! Listen on Podcoin, follow me on Twitter @TheLegendaryJF
28:20
May 13, 2019
Owen Hart Tribute
I cover my all time favourite wrestler, Owen Hart. From his legendary ribs to my favourite matches. Listen on Podcoin and enter my code Fretz7w6 for 300 bonus coin. Shoutout to Wrestle Addict Radio, Rant With Ant, Nate the F'N Great, Rachel Moon, Kayla, The Demon Diva,  Mr. Warren Hayes and viewers like you!
47:37
May 8, 2019
Firefly Funhouse & Retro Raw 1999 (happy birthday mom!)
Happy birthday Mother Fretz! I am back after fighting off a nasty bug. First I cover a life update: tl/dr I am on nights and uploading potentially sporadically. In a slightly groggy "I'm almost not sick anymore" voice I cover the Firefly Funhouse and where I think it'll go with Bray Wyatt. I touch on Jon Moxley briefly and cover a retro raw from May 10, 1999. Future plans for the podcast are discussed as well.  Listen on Podcoin for bonus  Shout outs to: Mom, Nate The F'N Great, Rachel Moon, Kayla, Wrestle Addict Radio, Nick Weaver, Kate Murphy and even you Slack. 
29:46
May 2, 2019
WWE Draft Dodger
I cover the WWE Superstar Shake-up and do a little fantasy booking. Listen on Podcoin!  Shoutouts to The Gamechanger Network, Wrestle Addict Radio, Fightful, Mr Warren Hayes, Podcoin, St. Viatur Bagels, Booty O's, WWF Ice Cream Bars, Kate Murphy & The Patreon Chats!  Follow me on Twitter @TheLegendaryJF and give me a one star rating on iTunes! 
29:25
April 19, 2019
Wrestlemania 35 Review
Fretzlemania/Pretzelmania/Wrestlemania/Kofimania has come and gone. Listen while I cover the show of shows, rambling on about the highs, lows, length and girth (giggedy) of this history making event. Dizzying highs, creamy middles and me (not) rapping Basic Thuganomics. This has it all!  Credit to WWE for Kofi and John Cena's themes (c) 2008 "SOS" (c) 2003 "Basic Thuganomics" Shout outs to Wrestle Addict Radio, The Gamechanger Nate, The Valkyrie, Rachel Moon, Krystina, Shayla Hyde, Isa the Demon Diva, Scott Howard, #WadeCares, My cousin Johnny, The Toronto Maple Leafs, Fretzels Pretzels, Beer, The Number 69 and YOU!  Follow me on Twitter @TheLegendaryJF
1:04:28
April 15, 2019
NXT Takeover NY Review
Despite being on nights this week, I managed to sneak in a quick review of an amazing NXT Takeover. Listen as I flub my way through an IIconic moment. follow me on twitter @TheLegendaryJF
25:23
April 11, 2019
Wrestlemania 35 Predictions
Wrestlemania is THIS SUNDAY! 3 Day Warning! (Did I just say 3 Minutes?!)  That means Fretzlemania AND Pretzelmania as well. That's right! Fretzels Pretzels are making an appearance! I break down and predict the mania 35 card in full stutter and lack of coffee mode. Everything comes full circle (take a shot Nate)! Shoutouts to Wrestle Addict Radio, Nate the F'N Great, Mr. Warren Hayes, The Toronto Maple Leafs, Cody Repass, Brother Love, The Number 2, Beer, Doritos and YOU!  Batista I Walk Alone by Saliva (c) WWE 2005 Wrestlemania theme by WWE (c) 
22:52
April 4, 2019
NXT Takeover New York Predictions
I attempt to break down and predict NXT Takeover New York BayBay! Listen while I flub my way through another one. Full circle, take a shot! Intro by www.accelerated-ideas.com Shout outs to Nate, The Valkrie, Wrestle Addict Radio, John Tavares, Jesus, Gritty, The letter X and your mom. 
18:08
April 1, 2019
Top 10(ish) Wrestlemania Matches
I break down my top 10 fav Wrestlemania matches (well 15 with honourable mentions). What are they? Well tune in and find out! Listen while I flub through my totally not controversial list!  Shout outs to Nate the Gamechanger and the Wrestle Addict Radio Network Intro Wrestlemania theme (c) WWE 
30:55
March 29, 2019
Wrestlemania X8 Reviews from the 6ix
Wrestlemania X8 from my hometown-ish of Toronto, ON. I flub my way through an iconic and underrated Wrestlemania. Lots of stories and thoughts here. From the comedy of the Hardcore title to Hogan vs Rock, Edge & Christian's (sort of) homecoming, brass knuckles and even a frying  pan! Christian's At Last theme by WWE Jim Johnston (c) 2001 Shout outs to @RealFNGame Nate the Gamechanger The Valkyrie (Danni, Kate, Christina, Nikki)  The entire Wrestle Addict Radio Network Stewart Brookes and the New Generation Project Podcast OSW Review Jonn Ritland & The Derbinator The upside down
55:01
March 18, 2019
Episode 10- Wrestlemania 19 Review
Mr. Fretz fumbles through an underrated PPV, Wrestlemania XIX. Listen as I break down the best and worst of this show.  Credit WWE for Perfect 10 theme. Shout-outs to Wrestle Addict Radio, Rant With Ant, Kings of the Rings, Nate the F'N Great, Jonn Ritland & The Derbinator. 
51:39
March 5, 2019
Blue-urns-tista
Mr. Fretz breaks down Raw and Smackdown from February 25/26th. From Roman's remission to Blue-tista to KO's return. Expect rabbit trails and nonsensical songs. Shoutout to Rant With Ant, Kings of the Rings, Kate Murphy, DFDC and Wrestle Addict Radio. #BeTheBrand. Thanks Ant for the sexy new logo!  Sorry my phone went off halfway thru. Damn telemarketers...
36:13
February 28, 2019
Low Key Favs: Paul London
In another "low key favs" segment Mr Fretz goes over the WWE run of Paul London, a man who was in his top 5 for many years. From fan plant to Cruiserweight Champion to Tag Team Champion to smiling guy in the Limo Explosion. Fretz also gives a possible sneak peak to a future episode. Listen in while I stumble thru another one! 
23:16
February 12, 2019
Low-Key favourites: Sid
In a new segment, Mr. Fretz goes over one of his guilty pleasure or "low key favourites" in Psycho Sid, Sid Justice, Lord Humongous, Sid. Follow me on Twitter @TheLegendaryJF #BeTheBrand
34:07
February 5, 2019
Retro Rumble Review '92
With the Royal Rumble just around the corner, Mr. Fretz reviews a personal favourite: The 1992 Royal Rumble! The WWE title is vacant and up for grabs in the rumble match itself! Listen in while Fretz stumbles through this classic! #BeTheBrand 
27:30
January 22, 2019
All In Review
In light of the recent AEW announcement, Mr Fretz stumbles his way through the historic All In! 
1:04:04
January 17, 2019
Wrestlemania 2000: re-re-booked, re-uploaded
A Spreaker original, I deleted and touched up a little bit. Re-booking a controversial one: Wrestlemania 2000. Intro by s3.accelerated-ideas.com
19:18
January 8, 2019
Evolution Isn't a Mystery...
I review the best PPV from WWE in 2018: Evolution. Ladies of wrestling Twitter: this is for you! Shout out to the Rant With Ant Patreon Chat and Cody Repass #WeSupportToni. I re-recorded this because like an idiot, I accidentally deleted it when messing around on Anchor. 
35:36
January 4, 2019
The Ragin Un-Climax: Re-booking Wrestlemania 15
Once again I accidentally delete the audio file for this episode, luckily I had the old one knocking about. Won't do that again! Wrestlemania 15 re-booked!
13:23
December 31, 2018