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No Count Outs

No Count Outs

By Matthew Dahlberg
Matt and Tyler bring you wrestling podcast for the fans! Join them as they talk their favorite story lines, discuss the culture of wrestling, and even have some fun making the rules!
No Count Outs: WWE Culture and Sting's First Match
The Undertaker spoke to Joe Rogan about WWE's Culture inside the locker room culture then and now. WWE has set the top championship matches for the Royal Rumble. Kevin Owens will face Roman Reigns and Drew McIntire will face Goldberg.  Raw had some confusing angles involving Alexa Bliss and Randy Orton. On Wednesday NXT the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic was featured heavily with the men and women. Lucha House Party advanced over Imperium as well as Leon Ruff and Kushida beat The Way. Big upset on the women's side as Toni Storm's momentum was halted as she and Mercedes Martinez lost to Carter and Catanzaro. During the week, AEW and Impact continued to intermingle. Private Party became the new number one contenders for Impact tag titles. MJF and Chris Jericho defeated the rest of the Inner Circle in tag competition. Sting's first match was teased as Darby Allin accepted a street fight against Team Taz. Follow the show @NoCountOutsPod . Keep tabs on hosts Matt Dahlberg (@M_broski21) and Tyler Pearson (@T_pearson10four). Email the show at!
January 22, 2021
No Count Outs: Bullet Club Returns and Kota Ibushi Ascends
AEW Dynamite's last 30 minutes blew the roof off of Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida. The was a war for the AEW World Championship title between Rey Fenix and Kenny Omega. Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson joined the retaining champ Omega and beat down Fenix.  In response, Jon Moxley and a smorgasbord of AEW wrestlers tried to stop the run ins. The Young Bucks sifted through the chaos and joined the rest of their former associates for the Bullet Club Return and a too sweet in the center of the ring.Across the Pacific, NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom lived up to the hype and overcame the challenges with the world pandemic, Kota Ibushi was undoubtedly  the star of the show. He bested Naito in night one and Jay White in night two to hold the top two belts in Japan. Follow the show @NoCountOutsPod . Keep on tabs with the hosts Matt Dahlberg @M_broski21 and Tyler Pearson @T_pearson10four. Email the
January 8, 2021
No Count Outs: You Know What That Means
The loss of John Huber (Mr. Brodie Lee) was felt around the wrestling world. AEW and WWE honored the loss of a wrestler, father, and man. Many wrestlers, such as Big E and Eddie Kingston, shared stories of their time spent with the Exalted One, Big Rig, and Luke Harper. He held many personas but his legacy has just one face. Dynamite featured a card built by Minus One, Huber's son Brodie. This included a main event of his favorite stars: Orange Cassidy, Cody Rhodes, and Preston Vance.
January 1, 2021
No Count Outs: Fire and Flair
WWE's TLC Pay-Per-View opened with Drew McIntire and AJ Styles  in a traditional TLC match. McIntire retained despite numerous obstacles including a potential money in the bank cash in by Morrison. Charlotte Flair made her return to assist Asuka in capturing the Women's Tag Team Titles.  Roman Reigns fought off Kevin Owens with the help of Jey Uso. Randy Orton set The Fiend ablaze in a Firefly Inferno match. In AEW the Acclaim secured a tag team championship match with the Young Bucks after winning over former champs SCU. Kenny Omega was confronted by a new challenger, Rey Fenix.
December 22, 2020
No Count Outs: Impact and Impasse
War games packed the action but was not without incident. After some scary spots Candice LeRae's team won despite the team captain breaking her arm. The match included great highlights from Ember Moon, Io Shirai and Raquel Gonzalez. Pat McAfee and his team lost to Adam Cole and the rest of Undisputed Era. Johnny Gargano stood tall over Ruff and Priest in the North American Championship match. On AEW Sting and Kenny Omega explained their actions from Winter Is Coming. The Young Bucks kept rolling over TH2 and  the Inner Circle contemplated breaking up for good.  Tommy "Zeus" Lister and Pat Patterson passed away.
December 12, 2020
No Count Outs: Winter is Here
Sting has made his awe inspiring return to the world of pro wrestling on AEW Dynamite, what will the repercussions be?  Kenny Omega is the new AEW champion and Don Callis is bringing Omega with him on Impact. Orange Cassidy and MJF outlasted all other competitors in the Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal, after some controversy between him and other inner circle member Sammy Guevara. On WWE programming NXT prepped for war games. Shotzi Blackheart faced Raquel Gonzalez and won after securing the briefcase. Imperium appeared and promised to go after the NXT tag titles currently held by Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. A.J. Styles is the next contender for Drew McIntyre's championship.
December 4, 2020
No Count Outs: Brotherly Relations
Survivor Series led the way for another strong week for professional wrestling on WWE and AEW programming. In singles champion vs champion matches Roman Reigns beat Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley defeated Sami Zayn. Asuka fell to Sasha Banks and Street Profits knocked off the New Day.  NXT saw Toni Storm turn heel and the build for War Games begin to take shape. AEW had the last word in preparation for Winter is Coming. Jon Moxley suckered Kenny Omega, Abadon frightened Hikaru Shida, and the Dark Order once again tried to lure Adam Page into their fold.
November 29, 2020
No Count Outs: A New Inmate to The Asylum
Drew McIntyre regained the WWE championship over Randy Orton setting up a champion vs. champion match with Roman Reigns.  Elsewhere on Raw the New Day retained their title over the Hurt Business.  NXT also had two title defenses, both Leon Ruff and Io Shirai held on to their gold over Johnny Gargano and Rhea Ripley respectively. On dynamite Jon Moxley inadvertently revealed his wife Renee was pregnant with their first child in a promo for Kenny Omega.  Will Hobbs turned heel,  and the death triangle reunited with the return of Pac in a match against the Blade.  Finally the legend and legacy of the Undertaker is discussed in a preview for a possible last ride on Survivor Series.
November 20, 2020
No Count Outs: Fully Pac'd Show
The Full Gear Pay-Per-View finally happend. New champions crowned in the Young Bucks and Darby Allin in their respective matches against FTR and Cody Rhodes. Other champs had better fortune. Hikaru Shida and Jon Moxley kept their titles. WWE had high stakes matches of their own. Johnny Gargano lost his North American title to Leon Ruff.  Sasha Banks overcame her past to hold on to her belt over her long rival Bayley.  On Dynamite, Pac made his return to break up Eddie Kingston's family.
November 13, 2020
No Count Outs: This is Real
In the go home show for AEW Full Gear, Jon Moxley had a war of words with Eddie Kingston. The Young Bucks narrowly avoided severe injury as Adam Page and Kenny Omega saved Nick and Matt from a viscous assault from FTR. Cody and Darby Allin continued to circle each other days before their Pay-Per-View collision. NXT was chock full of shenanigans. Dakota Kai, with assistance from Raquel Gonzales, gave Ember Moon her first defeat since her comeback. Toni Storm defeated Shotzi Blackheart with interference from Candice LeRae. Halloween continues to haunt Cameron Grimes as he lost to the timesplitter Kushida after the return of Zombies.
November 6, 2020
No Count Outs: Hell and Havoc
Hell in The Cell and Halloween Havoc, and Dynamite all were great shows in terms of work, story and atmosphere.  HIAC featured Roman Reigns defeating his fellow Samoan, Jey Uso in a brutal but dramatic match. Sasha Banks  got her revenge on Bayley, and Randy Orton secured his 14th world championship over Drew McIntyre. Wednesday night was no ordinary NXT. For the first time in over 20 years Halloween Havoc returned to the WWE. Johnny Gargano beat  North American Champ, Damian Priest in a Devil's Playground match.  Johnny's better half, Candice LeRae was unsuccessful in her attempt of dethroning Io Shirai. Pat McAfee returned to reveal he was the mastermind behind Ridge Holland's attack and recruited the already deadly combo of Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan. AEW continued to build toward full gear, as the finals of the number one contender tournament for the AEW championship was set with Kenny Omega winning over Penta el Zero Miedo and Hangman securing his spot over Wardlow. MJF tried to convince Chris Jericho he belongs in the Inner Circle which sets up a confrontation at Full Gear against Le Champion. Eddie Kingston made another statement in his win over Matt Sydal as he looks ahead to Jon Moxley.
November 2, 2020
No Count Outs: The Dastardly Debonairs
NXT versus AEW on Wednesday dominated discussion this week. As a last minute replacement for Undisputed Era's injured Strong and Fish, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch defeated Breezango to become the new tag team champs. Kushida outlasted Tommaso Ciampa and Velveteen Dream in a triple threat match. Ember Moon won her return match but was attacked by Dakota Kai afterwards. Dynamite's world title tournament featured all four first round matches. Moving on was Jungleboy, Rey Fenix, Adam Page and a refocused and refurbished Kenny Omega as the fearsome cleaner, who destroyed Sonny Kiss in just a few seconds. MJF and Chris Jericho had dinner and then performed an unexpected musical number. Elsewhere on WWE programming Mustafa Ali was revealed to be the hacker.
October 23, 2020
No Count Outs: The Monster Mashup
The WWE draft separated New Day members Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods from Big E. The superstar shakeup switched brands for many notable names like Charlotte Flair, Miz and Morrison, Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio. On the Wednesday night wars NXT had its sights on Halloween Havoc with Shotzi Blackheart as the host and competing in on of two number one contenders' matches on the Card. Every Championship was defended on AEW including a brutal match  between Jon Moxley and Lance Archer.
October 16, 2020
No Count Outs: Kevin Lee Davidson
Kevin Lee Davidson been wrestling in top level promotions such as Evolve, Ring of Honor, IWA-Mid South, Glory Pro, and AAW. I catch up with KLD on what wrestling has meant to him, how he improves and perfects his craft and of course some of his greatest opponents and matches. X-Pac, Scott Norton, Buff Bagwell, and PCO were big highlights in his independent career, but KLD also learned from some of the greatest teachers in wrestling like Norman Smiley, Michael Elgin, and Eddie Kingston.
October 8, 2020
No Count Outs: The Season of The Twitch
NXT Takeover 31 saw the return of Ember Moon, and Toni Storm. Along with a stacked card matches that included Io Sharai versus Candice LaRae, and Kyle O'Reilly facing off against Finn Balor. WWE continues to crack down on talent revenue, this time a proposed takeover of wrestler's Twitch accounts.  AEW kept fans on their toes, teasing a possible feud between MJF and Chris Jericho a week before his 30th anniversary show. Cody, fakes out the crowd during his promo against Brodie Lee, and Jon Moxley faces an unexpected opponent in The Butcher.
October 6, 2020
No Count Outs: Which One Are You?
Clash of Champions "Gold Rush" Featured an ad-libbed card the had a few misses, but overall a solid Pay-Per-View. Asuka worked double duty, Randy Orton was forced to face his ghosts against Drew McIntyre, and Roman Reigns asserted his dominance over Jey Uso. AEW scrambled with booking as well. Eddie Kingston fought Jon Moxley for the world title and Brodie Lee extinguished Orange Cassidy. Cody made his return with a new look and a familiar attitude.
September 29, 2020
No Count Outs: Street Fights and Scores to Settle
The Street-Fight between Chuck and Trent and  Santana & Ortiz took the wrestling world by storm last week. Meanwhile Sasha Banks returns to Smackdown to confront Bayley on her betrayal. Jon Moxley survives an ambush attack from an unlikely ally in Will Hobbs, and Damian Priest has his first title defense against Timothy Thatcher. All that and plus a Sue-studded Being The Elite.
September 22, 2020
No Count Outs: The End of The Elite
The Elite have officially broken up. Matt and Tyler discuss what that means for The Young Bucks, Adam Page, and Kenny Omega going forward. Finn Balor is the new NXT Champion, Asuka defends her title against Mickie James, the guys talk about their favorite segments from Being The Elite.
September 17, 2020
No Count Outs: A Bitter Taste
This week on No Count Outs, Tyler and Matt express their frustration towards WWE and AEW. Matt Hardy versus Sammy Guevara cut short after a botched table spot that ruined the rest of All Out. In WWE there was a non finish between Adam Cole, Finn Balor, Tammaso Ciampa, and Johnny Gargano. A returning Jey Uso became the number one contender to Roman Reigns' Universal Title. All of that plus a full break down of All Out and controversial WWE news that took social media by storm.  
September 8, 2020
No Count Outs: Payback and Payoffs
Roman Reigns is the New Universal Champ! Matt and Tyler discuss his recent alignment with Paul Heyman and what that means going forward. Hangman Page betrays the Young Bucks and costs them a title opportunity and the end of an era for the elite. Moxley outwits MJF in a contract signing. Dominik impresses again as the Mysterio's fight Rollins and Murphy.
September 1, 2020
No Count Outs: Wreck Everyone and Le(av)e
Summerslam at the Thunderdome featured the debut of Dominik Mysterio, the return of Roman Reigns and multiple title changes. On Raw, the action continued with Randy Orton facing Keith Lee, that left Tyler and Matt underwhelmed to say the least. They vent it out on this episode of No Count Outs.  
August 26, 2020
No Count Outs: Saturday Night Special
2 huge shows, 1 mega episode. Dynamite and Takeover thrill Matt and Tyler. They go overtime, gushing over Keith Lee, Brodie Lee, Pat McAfee and more. Big title changes, major payoffs. All in this edition of No Count Outs. 
August 24, 2020
No Count Outs: The W.O.W. Episode
This Week Tyler and Matt talk about the Women Of Wrestling in the news, matches, story-line and culture. Plus previewing Summer Slam and just how out of touch is Vince McMahon.
August 20, 2020
No Count Outs: Retribution and Returns
This week Matt and Tyler discuss the purpose of Retribution and Raw Underground, mourn the loss of Kamala, and much more!
August 12, 2020
No Count Outs: So Long to the Best Elbow in the Game
This week on No Count-Outs: Tyler and Matt discuss Kairi Sane's final appearance on Raw, Matt Cardona showed up on Dynamite and much more!
August 4, 2020
No Count Outs: Mumbo Jumbo
This week on No Count outs the guys focus on Cody's time as the TNT Champion. Naomi, Big E, and others in WWE teased big moments in the future, but will Vince pull the trigger on any of them? Plus all the action and more from AEW, and WWE.
July 27, 2020
4 Pay-Per-Views, One Jam-Packed Podcast
This week on Matt and Tyler talked about WWE's Extreme Rules, NJPW's Dominion, AEW's Fight For the Fallen, and Impact's Slammiversary.
July 21, 2020
No Count Outs: The AKIRA Way
Matt sits down with AKIRA, a rising star on the Indie wrestling scene.
July 13, 2020
No Count Outs: I’m All About the Ride
The guys get into whether Ric Flair's appearances make sense during COVID, the meteoric rise of Keith Lee, Chris Jericho's G.O.A.T. credentials, and MUCH more!
July 12, 2020
No Count Outs: I Do That When I’m Drunk
The guys talk Penelope Ford's ability level, MJF, and Tyler gives Matt his props for calling Cody Rhodes' turn plus much more!
July 7, 2020
No Count Outs: I Had to Hit the Pose
Matt and Tyler return with episode #2 of the No Count Outs wrestling pod!
June 29, 2020
No Count Outs: Oh, Has the Poo Hit the Fan…
For the premiere, the guys lament the WWE's COVID response, fawn over Britt Baker, and play fantasy matchmaker!
June 25, 2020