The Shining Wizards
By The Shining Wizards
Three friends and lifelong wrestling fans get together every week to give you the best wrestling podcast around. Featuring interviews with your favorite wrestlers past and present. Enjoy the laughs and wrestling talk as we cover it all. From WWE,AEW, Impact,NWA, MLW, GCW, NJPW, ROH, and more! It's wrestling talk... and talk about wrestling!
Episode 614: BEST PIZZA CHEF
It's Wrestling Talk and Talk About Wrestling The fellas quickly catch up with each other before being joined by the one and only Luigi Primo. The Best Pizza Chef in all the land. We talk about Pineapples on Pizza, his favorite toppings, working in AEW, going to Japan, and much more. It's a real fun interview and a great talk with one of the best characters in the professional wrestling business. We follow up the Pizza Chef with some NWA talk, Blunt Force, Samantha Starr, The Spectaculars, Velvet Sky and more. We run down the Ring of Honor Final Battle card. Tony can't wait (That's a lie) This leads us to the news that Steven Regal is out of AEW and on his way back to the WWE. Worst Salad Dressings, new AEW Title Belts, Kevin's hate for Ricky Starks, a banning and more. Then it's time for Kevin's Top 5, as he gives us the Top 5 people on TV with GO AWAY HEAT. Who's on your list? Did Kevin miss anyone? If you enjoy the show, please remember to rate, review and subscribe.
December 06, 2022
Episode 613: No Ears
Fresh off of the Thanksgiving Holiday the boys are back to serve up some wrestling talk....and some talk about wrestling. Handsome Kevin is on 4th mic, and Matt attempts to throw him under the bus for his Thanksgiving tradition, and boy does that blow up in his face. Matt is in the barrel. Our guest, Rolando Freeman joins us to talk NWA, the Spectaculars and more, but the connection isn't the best, so after a few tries, everyone thinks its best to try again in the future. Don't worry, we will get him on as a guest. The Boys then turn their attention to WWE Survivor Series WARGAMES!!! They cover the show, the Bloodline and much more. Then we are joined by David Henry Bauer the 3rd, who picked tonight's Wizards Rewind. We go back to WCW Uncensored 95. Relive this shit show with us, as we have a blast talking about old WCW. Remember to rate, review and subscribe. Plus don't miss our Wizards After Dark vehicle exclusively on Youtube
November 29, 2022
Episode 612: 11th Anniversary Show
Kate the Great & Handsome Kevin host The Shining Wizards 11th Anniversary Show Show is full of lots of laughs, trips down memory lane and tons of guests who pop in to celebrate with the boys. They are also joined by Darryl Sammartino and Larry Richert to talk about the Bruno Sammartino documentary. It's a celebration of the Wizards.
November 22, 2022
Episode 611: Meat in the Suite
It's Monday and you know what that means, the boys are back talking all things wrestling from the past week. After quickly catching up we talk some Tales of the Territory before diving into the NWA. It's been a week for the NWA and it's fans. Hot off of Hard Times 3, the boys recap the Billy/Nick Aldis saga, talk about Hard Times 3, and ponder the decision to make Tyrus the NWA World Champion. The Wizards come up with a scenario that would make all this worth it, find out what that is. After being down about the NWA, we gotta pick ourselves up, so we bring in our guest, Sal Rinauro. Sal addresses the elephant in the room, and gives us some great insight for someone who works for the NWA. We talk about Sal's journey in the NWA, going from May Valentines best friend to Gaagz the Gimps...partner? His TNA appearance, action figures, new members and what to expect from Sal in 2023. It's a real fun listen and Sal is really the pick us up needed. Coming back from a quick break we are covering a ton of topics. Next week's Can You Beat That Challenge may not happen. Matt has information that the Champion Christian isn't available, and he wants answers from Tony & the Committee. Talk quickly turns to previewing the AEW Full Gear Show this weekend. The boys will be in the house, and no one is more excited than Tony. We try and figure out which female talents Tony is talking about, and what matches he is most excited for on Saturday. And don't worry, he watched last week. We talk some WWE, War Games, & World Cup Tournament. Hit on some Impact notes, and Kevin's trip to WrestlePro this weekend. Kevin gets a little hot at some of the comments in the chat. New Japan notes and the excitement from Matt about the Teddy Hart docuseries is a bit disturbing Then it's time to go DOWN THE AISLE, back to WWE No Way Out 2006, its a fascinating card, who knew Tatanka was all over WWE TV in 2006, December to Dismember and more. If you're a wrestling fan, this is the show for you. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and we have a lot of fun. Plus our interviews rock Be sure to rate, review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
November 15, 2022
Episode 610: Brian Myers Mask
No Guest No Rules The boys are back and its absolute chaos. Matt is fired up from missing last week's show. Kevin can't get over Tony having a Tootsie Roll in his Top 5 last week and Tony is ready to talk AEW. We do some catching up, before talking a little Tales from the Territories. Florida, Stampede, picking up women, Bret Hart, No Class Bobby Bass and much more. We talk picks, Crown Jewel, Logan Paul, Buckshot Lariat and quickly run down the Crown Jewel event. We then speculate on who is going to be in the Survivor Series War Games match, while also somehow talking relationship advice. We talk a little bit about the Sasha Banks Instagram post and of course, to get Tony fired up, we present him with the Smackdown World Cup. To keep Tony annoyed we jump into AEW, where things get a little heated. After talking about the World Title Eliminator Tournament, the Full Gear Card, and Jeff Jarrett, we stumble into a talk about Tony Khan and if trying to run AEW & ROH was too much for him to handle. It's a heated discussion, which leads us to another conversation about who's opinion carries more weight, you have to listen to this one and let us know where you land. After a quick break, we come back to talk a little about NJPW, Battle Autumn, & World Tag League. We cover the return of MLW, Battle Riot 4 then jump into the NWA news that dropped this afternoon. Nick Aldis gave notice, then was suspended. What does this mean for the NWA? Can Billy and company right the ship? We want them to turn it around and Hard Times 3 is gonna be an interesting point for them. We then dive into this week's Wizard Rewind. Its back to the 1987 Slammy Awards Show (Link is below) Its quite the adventure back in time, and it is a must watch show. Its cheesy 80's WWF at its finest. And we discover who the 1st ever 2 Time Slammy Award Winner ever was. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review. 1987 Slammy Awards Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh-J9sRHhyg
November 08, 2022
Episode 609 - Tac Pocket
The Two Man Army celebrates Halloween with stories of candies and trick or treating. Tony opens with a rant on how bad technology treated him the past couple of days, but then turns around with an on-the-spot Top 5 favorite candies. Kevin isn't thrilled with some of the entries on the list, but agrees that it's hard to say no to any candy. After Tony discusses what he was disappointed in and what he enjoyed in wrestling for the week, Kevin happily changes the tide of the show and jumps right in with numerous Top 5s. His thoughts lead to discussions of the 24/7 title, strange characters, and participation entrances. The boys also discuss Shinsuke Nakamura and his upcoming match with the Great Muta, as well as this weekend's Crown Jewel. By the time the show starts wrapping, Matt does a run in. He almost missed it with a case of the bubble guts, but managed to help close the show with plugs and tales of Crowbar wrestling for New Japan.
November 01, 2022
Episode 608: Alex Kane Bomaye
In this week's episode the boys start the show with an interesting conversation. Matt just watched the Jeff Hardy ROH Debut from 2003, and that sends the boys down a rabbit hole of Jeff Hardy, and Matt Hardy. It's an unscheduled down the aisle to kick off the show. They transition over to the Karl Anderson WWE/NJPW situation. We ponder on if it's a work or not, go over some of the Crown Jewel card, talk a little about the Triple H era so far before jumping over to picks & NXT Halloween Havoc. Somewhere along the way, Tony has to deal with his dryer, and this leads to a very strange conversation about how the Wizards do the laundry. This ate up a lot of time, that we can't get back. We are then joined by Former MLW National Openweight Champion and Leader of the Bomaye Fight Club Alex Kane. The Suplex Assassin talks with us about a variety of subjects, from Crybaby Calvin, to working with Davey Richards, sharting, the PWI 500, BW 500 and MORE. If you aren't familiar with Alex Kane, this is the interview to check out. After a quick break, we are joined by the Can You Beat That Champion Christian Rocco as he watches Matt and Kevin battle it out for the #1 contender ship and a chance to challenge the Champion on November 21st. Before pulling the train into the station we hit on a few things from the NWA, AEW, Impact and ROH. As always, if you enjoy the show, please remember to rate, review and subscribe wherever you listen.
October 25, 2022
Episode 607: Super Thunderfrog BAY BAY
The Wizards are back with another jam packed episode We quickly catch up and decide if we are picking NXT's Halloween Havoc. Tony needs to hear the card, and Matt of course butchers some of the names. This transitions into the breaking news from last week, the return of the Good Brothers to RAW, and what that means for NJPW. We ponder the possibilities, and this brings us to the NJPW TV Title. We go over the field, the design of the belt, and the rules. We cover the recent happenings in AEW, a few big returns and debuts on Rampage, plus Orange Cassidy winning the All Atlantic Title. Guess who didn't like it? This leads us to a conversation about the NWA and Question Mark 2. We cover some NWA, and how the Hard Times PPV continues to shape up. Is Homicide due to drop the title to Kerry Morton? What story is Tony over? We are then joined by Super Thunderfrog. He comes in 100 miles per hour, and is honestly an amazing interview. We talk about wrestling in the mall of America, teaming with Big O Possum, challenging for World Titles, pooping your pants, wrestling figures, Halloween & MORE. This is a really fun interview and worth checking out. Back from a quick break, we dive into Triplemania 30. After last week's interview with Sam Adonis, Kevin was sold on the show, find out what he thought about it and what he took away from the show . We talk some Tales from the Territories, the Andy Kaufman/Jerry Lawler story, All these years later, we are still learning new things about this amazing story, and we ponder, does this work if Vince McMahon Sr decides to run the angle instead of Memphis and Lawler. We then do our Wizards Rewind, back to the Coliseum Home Video Piledriver Music Video VHS. It's an amazing trip down memory lane and a lot of fun. If you enjoy the podcast, and the show, please remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe.
October 18, 2022
Episode 606: El Rudo 501 Jeans
On this week's show the boys come in hot on a conversation about Jeans. How often does Matt wash his, and what do they smell like? How many pairs of jeans do we own? We catch up with each other about the weekend, Kevin ran into someone he knew at a wrestling show, but didn't realize it, Tony rubs in the Mets loss to Matt & Kevin has something going on with his hair. Plus we talk about Columbus Day and Pizza We transition into some wrestling talk, leading things off with the Vice Tales From the Territories debut show on the Memphis territory. We talk about what we liked about it, and the prospect of some of the upcoming shows, Portland, Mid South and Texas. Vice is also dropping a Vince McMahon 2 Hour Special in a week, so we spitball about that before heading into NWA Territory. Tony really enjoyed NWA USA over NWA Power, so we talk about each shows from the past week, EC3, and we run down the current NWA Hard Times 3 PPV in November We then head into AEW Land, and talk about the backstage fight between Andre(Andrade) and Sammy. The verdict is that Tony Khan is to blame for this & Tony goes off on the situation and AEW. We talk Wardlow, Jericho, FTR and more. We take some time to cover our Impact Bound For Glory Picks, and the PPV itself. What was the match of the night? Kevin has a good idea why Bully Ray won the rumble, but Matt hates it, and Tony seems indifferent. We talk about our Extreme Rules picks, but briefly touch on the return of Bray Wyatt or the show itself as we are joined by our guest. El Rude himself, Sam Adonis joins us ahead of AAA Triplemania XXX We talk about why he signed the MLW Contract, and what that means for his time in AAA, the importance of Triplemania, what match he is looking forward to most on the show, Bruno, collecting action figures and more. If you aren't familiar with Sam, this is a great introduction to him. After a short break, we are joined by Patreon supporter Brendan to take a trip Down the Aisle. Brendan takes us back to the May 2011 Rahway Rec Center for a joint Jersey All Pro/New Japan Pro Wrestling Show. It's the first round on the Intercontinental Championship Tournament and our minds are blown away with the lineup and the fact that this took place so close to home & we missed it (Well Brendan didn't, he was at the show) It's a fantastic show and a great time If you are a fan of the show, please remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
October 11, 2022
Episode 605: PCO The MotherShip
On the Mothership Edition of the Shining Wizards, the boys discuss the life and career of Antonio Inoki. They are soon joined by friend of the show PCO to discuss his move to Impact, Honor No More, Vincent, and his upcoming opportunity in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet at Bound for Glory. After some discussion of the NWA and Impact, Matt leaves to celebrate his Anniversary. The Two Man Army hold down the fort with not one, not two, but THREE (!) rounds of Kevin's Top 5. It was a lot of fun and the chat was more than willing to help Tony get the right answers.
October 04, 2022
Episode 604: BLK JEEZ Beeting Around the Bush
This week the boys bring you an amazing interview with BLK JEEZ. Topics covered with BLK JEEZ include being in the NWA, BLKOUT, Tyrus challenging for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, being a mentor and a wrestler, Promos and much more. It's a great interview with a lot of excellent insight and laughs After speaking with BLK JEEZ, Matt recounts his trip to Queens for AEW Grand Slam. We talk about the card, the trip, the crowd, and what Tony is gonna dress up as for the Full Gear PPV. After a quick break Tony plays us another video from the committee, announcing who the next challenger is, and what the plans are heading towards the 11th Anniversary Show. Matt is not happy We talk a little Impact, Victory Road, and the newest member of the Impact Hall of Fame. A quick gloss over of what's going on in NJPW before heading Down the Aisle We head back to ROH 2005 for a fun and exciting trip down the aisle. It's an action packed fun show, and if you are enjoying it, we encourage you to please take the time to rate, review and subscribe. http://www.shiningwizards.com/ http://www.youtube.com/theshiningwizards http://www.twitter.com/wizardspodcast http://www.facebook.com/wizardspodcast http://www.instagram.com/wizardspodcast http://www.prowrestlingtees.com/shiningwizards http://www.patreon.com/wizardspodcast
September 27, 2022
Episode 603: The Wild Rhino
The boys are back with the latest episode of The Shining Wizards Podcast The crew jumps right into it with Matt talking about how he is going to yell at anyone wearing CM Punk gear at Grand Slam, and this leads them down an AEW conversation. Did Hangman go into business for himself? Are we happy to have Punk back in wrestling? How does Tony Khan deal with this? And of course we run down the Grand Slam card, Tony is super excited. We talk about the exciting news of War Games returning at Survivor Series. Thankful that it won't be for brand supremacy and we speculate what the 5 vs 5 teams would be. We also talk about the Crown Jewel Main Event and our thoughts on Logan Paul being in the main event. We are then joined by LA Dojo, Big 4 member Clark Connors. The Wild Rhino talks to the boys about a variety of topics, from being in the original LA Dojo Class, Best of the Super Juniors, Horsemeat, his injury recovery, pants pooping and much more. If you don't know who Clark Connors is, this is the perfect introduction to him. Back from a quick break and plugs, we are talking about the NWA. We have 2 new Question Marks, Velvet Sky continues to crush it on commentary, the Queen Bee match and of course Tyrus in the Main Event again. This conversation leads us to Kevin's Top 5 list. We are talking Kevin's least favorite current championship belts. Do you agree with Kevin? Did he miss one? Let us know We talk a little White Rabbit, Bray Wyatt & Impact before pulling the train into the station. Please remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe wherever you listen to the show.
September 20, 2022
Episode 602: Hale Storm
It's Monday Night and the boys are back at it again. Tony is running a bit behind because of "work" Matt and Kevin kick off the show with some history information, catch up on the week they had, then dive right into the AEW saga. They touch on CM Punk's injury, Tony Khan, Malakai Black, Trios Titles, Grand Slam and more. Kevin has some internet issues, so Matt has to go it alone for a few minutes, putting over the latest Inside the Ropes Magazine and the Almanac that cover 1989-1990. Upon Kevin's return the boys put a bow on the AEW talk, and briefly touch on the NWA before being joined by our guest. Landon Hale joins us to talk about being trained by Robert Gibson, going from Kentucky to Massachusetts, being a Chiropractor, his first match, Chaotic Wrestling and much more. It's a fun conversation and a great introduction to Landon if you aren't familiar with him. Tony joins us during the interview, and once Landon exits, we are joined by the Can You Beat That Champion, Christian Rocco. He is scheduled to defend against Kate the Great, but as you know, things change, you're gonna have to hear this to believe it. After the Can You Beat That Challenge, we hit on a few things, Tony's hate for AEW, Extreme Rules, Impact, & the Great Muta's retirement tour. If you enjoy the show, please remember to rate, review and subscribe.
September 13, 2022
Episode 601: PUNK-MAGIC-ALL OUT
The Boys are back with another episode Happy Labor Day The crew catches up with each other after a busy week. Tony saw Clerks 3, Kevin watched all the wrestling shows Live and Matt worked. They jump right into the AEW drama. We should be talking about the show and the matches, but all the buzz is the backstage drama from the Media Scrum. We talk about the reports of punches thrown, chairs thrown, biting, hair pulling, Colt Cabana and Tony Kahn. We really should be talking about the show but this nonsense is the lead. Matt compares it to WCW, what do you think? We are then joined by one of the hottest competitors in the NWA. "Magic" Jake Dumas. He's been on a roll lately, and we catch up with him. We talk about the similarities in magic and wrestling, magic tricks, who he'd like to face, pants shitting, and a huge announcement about what he's doing in the NWA. After a quick break we pick our monthly Patreon winner, then get back in to AEW All Out. Someone went 15-0 with their picks!!! Find out who. We briefly run down the show, MJF's big return, Punk winning the title, Black's future and much more We hit on some WWE Clash at the Castle, as well as picks, a quick look at NXT When Worlds Collide, some Impact news, the NWA Hard Times 3 Main Event & the latest WWE Biography Then it's on to our Wizards Rewind back to Fully Loaded 2000. We all watched the show in preparation for tonight, so we talk about the card, the players, the matches and much more. It's a great trip down memory lane If you enjoyed the show, please remember to rate, review and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
September 06, 2022
Episode 600: The Roast of Tony
It's Monday and your favorite podcast has returned. It's not a normal show, as Matt & Kevin have been tasked with putting together a Roast of Shining Wizards Tony as punishment for losing the Pay Per View Picks last year. It's a show full of laughs, great roasters and a few surprise guests. Big O Possum, Original G.L.O.W. Hollywood and our dear good friend Crowbar just to name a few. Remember if you enjoy the show, please, Rate, Review and Subscribe.
August 30, 2022
Episode 599: The Young Gun
The boys are back with another loaded show Tony is back from Wildwood, Kevin is back from Boston & Matt is right where we left him last week. We are joined by the Pale Pro Champion "The Young Gun" Chandler Hopkins to talk about his upcoming defense against Mysterious Q, his time in AEW, the upcoming CYN event, being in a relationship with a wrestler and much more. This is a great interview with Chandler and if you're not familiar with him, this is a great introduction. Get to know him, he's going to be a star in this business. After Chandler we talk a little about 1995 WWF, The Headshrinkers & Man Mountain Rock before jumping into the NWA. We are on the road to NWA 74. Tim Storm gets gifted a title shot, Tony is a bit annoyed with Powerrr and we talk about Billy's comments about Empowered. Plus we run down the NWA 74 Card. We jump around to a variety of topics, the AEW Trio's Tournament, Kenny Omega, the WWE Women's Tag Tournament, the NXT Women's Tag Champs, Clash at the Castle, Impact Wrestling, Punk/Page & some NJPW We take a quick break before going Down the Aisle. We end up at the Boston Garden in 1977 for the WWWF. On the surface it doesn't seem like there is much meat on the bone, but the boys have a blast going over the card. As a bonus, they also hit on some JCP from this day in 1986. If you are a fan of the show, please remember to rate, review and subscribe.
August 23, 2022
Episode 598: Going Rouge with Izzy James
It's Monday Night and you know what that means, another episode from your favorite podcast. We are without Tony tonight, so our good friend and fellow podcaster Kevin Rouge from the Year of Pod sits in on 3rd Mic. The boys catch up with what they have been up to this weekend, and Matt gets super annoyed as he has to figure out how to play a video from Tony, with the committee's announcement on the next Can You Beat That Challenger. After Matt loses his mind, they transition into the return on Dexter Lumas, the direction the WWE is going, College athletes vs Indie talent, and Vince McMahon in NXT. We are then joined by The GutterSnake Izzy James ahead of his Texas Bullrope match against Kaun for Pale Pro Wrestling. We talk about the wrestling landscape in Dallas, Jeff Jarrett, his move set, The Misfits, Kiss, & much more. It's a great conversation and an excellent introduction to Izzy James if you are not familiar with him. After a quick break the boys talk some AEW Quake at the Lake, and this conversation leads us down a crazy aisle, as we talk Giant Gonzalez, The Yetti, Torito and more. It's really the best example of us just talking about random wrestling stuff. Kevin hit's us with a few things from Impact's Emergence Show before we get to Kevin's Top 5. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe wherever you get podcasts.
August 16, 2022
Episode 597: Short Haired Balls
Episode 597 The boys are joined by Kyle Hessler, booker and promoter of Pale Pro Wrestling in the Dallas Fort Worth Area. They discuss a variety of topics, the transition from MMA Fighter to Promoter, scouting talent, championship reigns and more. Pale Pro has a show coming up on September 3rd, be sure to check it out. PalePro.com for tickets and more info After Kyle exits, Tony brings up the Sasha Banks photo saga from the weekend. Matt has some off the wall takes, and may even be stretching it with his argument. We get breaking news that Rocky Jones had passed away, so we spend sometime talking about him & ECPW. We end up talking about the WWE in a positive light, something we haven't done in a very long time. Kross's return, who should take the title from Roman, HHH already improving the product, Women's Tag Title Tournament and more. Tony hates AEW and the Trios Title, we talk some Quake on the Lake, AEW Fight Forever and some more. We bounce around with some NWA & Impact talk, the Lex Lugar documentary and the news that VICE is brining us a new show based on the territories. After Patreon Plugs we jump into this week's Wizards Rewind. Back to August 1997, the ECW Arena, Born to Be Wired. Matt and Tony aren't super excited about the show, and Matt 100% romanticized it since it was his first trip to Philly. After spending a good amount of time talking about the show, and Kevin opening our eyes, the boys decide that it was a pretty good show. We talk a bunch of ECW & it's a great discussion and review. If you enjoy the show, please remember to rate, review and subscribe. Links to where to find the podcast are below www.ShiningWizards.com https://www.youtube.com/theshiningwizards https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-shining-wizards-wrestling-podcast-episodes https://anchor.fm/the-shining-wizards https://player.fm/series/the-shining-wizards https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Shining-Wizards-Podcast/B08JJQ1QSX
August 09, 2022
Episode 596: CPA Wrestles
It's Monday Night and You Know What That Means Another episode of your favorite wrestling podcast. The boys quickly catch up with each other & talk some NWA. Tony gives us his top 3 from the weekend in the world of NWA. Matt is hot about Billy and the move to put Tyrus in the main event. Tony is disgusted by the amount of titles in the NWA. So the boys discuss, how many titles is too much? We are then joined by one of our longest friends and independent wrestlers CPA. We discuss a variety of topics from working AEW against Paul Wight, the CPA character and the Dungeon of Doom among other things After CPA we get into some SummerSlam talk and picks before taking a quick break Upon our return, we jump right into the Can You Beat That Challenge. The Champion Christian Rocco defends his title against Brendan Heaney in an unbelievable battle. Did Christian retain? Do we have a new champ? Listen to find out We wrap up with some talk about Ric Flair's Last Match If you are a wrestling fan, this is the podcast for you Be sure to leave a review, rate the show & subscribe wherever you listen to the show.
August 02, 2022
Episode 595: WATTS UP
It's Monday Night and You Know What That Means We are back with a lot of news, wrestling talk, picks, Down the Aisle and a great guest. Erik Watts joins us to talk about a variety of topics, from being the son of Bill Watts, why he went from football to wrestling, WCW, Tekno Team 2000 & much more. After a break, we are joined by Tony to talk a variety of subject, Vince McMahon, HHH head of creative, Ring of Honor Death Before Dishonor, NWA, MLW, Impact, XPW & more Plus in honor of our guest, we head Down The Aisle back to USAW 1995 If you enjoy the show, please remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe.
July 26, 2022
Episode 594: TV 14
It's Monday Night and You Know What That Means The boys are back to talk all things wrestling. Tony Play's a Thunderfrog liner AGAIN, to kick off the show, and the boys are disappointed. So we decide to play a bunch of liners to see what could have been played instead of Thunderfrog. From there we catch up with each other, Tony's got a new bathroom with a toilet as high as a tennis judges chair, Matt has a new deck and Kevin has a bunch of questions. We jump right into the Ric Flair match announcement. Raw reportedly going to TV 14, does this mean a new era for wrestling? Tony brings up Mick Foley signing a new Legacy deal, and we ponder on if the Vince McMahon headlines will have any impact. We hit on MLW Fusion's last episode of the year, a jam packed show with Hammerstone vs Holiday We talk some AEW, and finally get to the root of why Tony isn't the biggest fan of AEW. We hit on some Dynamite and Rampage, plus some ROH Death Before Dishonor. We wrap up the 1st half of the show with some NWA talk. Matt is hot about the Mike Knox thing and Tim Storm. Back from the commercial break we talk some Impact Wrestling. Chelsea Green, Mickie James, Violent By Design, Honor No More, Mike Bailey's teeth and more. Some G1 Climax talk from Night's 1 & 2 Then it's onto our Wizards Rewind. Back to Superstars of Wrestling from June 13, 1987. It's a loaded show with lots of stuff for us to talk about. Bad Promos, Title Changes, and more. If you are a wrestling fan, this is the podcast for you. Please remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe
July 19, 2022
Episode 593: Falling off a Cliff
Monday Night, and You Know What That Means Another episode of your favorite wrestling podcast Right from the start, Matt is annoyed at the committee, he want's to challenge for the Can You Beat That Title. We catch up on the week that was for us, Kevin's computer kicked the bucket, Tony & Matt had uneventful weeks. This leads us to the latest in the Vince McMahon news. He's paying 4 women much more to keep quiet then he did for the tape libraries of WCW & ECW. This leads us on an interesting conversation, then it turns into to what would you do for 7.5 Million Dollars, and what would you do for 1/2 a mortgage payment. From Vince we go to Jordynne Grace and the Chris Benoit tweet. We discuss the tweet, what she implies & cover the apology. It's a conversation that covers it all, and it's something that really makes you think. We are then joined by the Dominican Destroyer Vargas ahead of his huge match against Brian Myers. We talk Create a Pro/WrestlePro, tag team vs Singles, the New York Jets, and what to expect from him on July 24th and much more. It's a great introduction to Vargas We hit on a few notes from AEW, New TNT Champion and get Tony annoyed before taking a quick break Back from break we talk a little NWA, Tim Storm, Impact Wrestling, Kushida, Time Splitters, CHAOS, Davey Richards, MLW, and of course the MLW Top 10 before The Can You Beat That Champion Christian Rocco joins us to take on Kevin. It's an amazing battle and something you need to listen too. We bring the train into the station with some light wrestling chatter If you enjoy what you are listening too, be sure to rate, review and subscribe.
July 12, 2022
Episode 592: Big Strong Wizards
The Two Man Army starts off the festivities with stories of the July 4th weekend. After a few minutes Mims joins the show with stories of his injuries from his match with Tyrus at Alwayz Ready, as well as his recovery. We dive into his history with Crimson and becoming involved with Tried N True Wrestling, his love for the history of the NWA, and how much he loves the Television title. Plus we learn that Mims used to play Smash Brothers competitively as well. After a short break, the guys cover the NWA and MLW. Tony was not happy with Fusion from last week, and Matt joins the show to mostly concur. Unfortunately, Matt disconnected the broadcast, which leads to Kevin and Tony starting the show over. We find out who the first challenger is to Christian Rocco for the CYBT title, we talk a little WWE Money in the Bank, and Kevin hits us with two Top Fives.
July 06, 2022
Episode 591: Shook Wizards
Monday night means one thing, the latest and greatest from your favorite podcast. We are joined by Create A Pro Champion Bryce Donovan, we talk about the journey to the championship, the crazy injury, and the comeback. Working under the Create A Pro learning tree, and what it means to have that opportunity. We talk the Shook Crew, Dog Collar Matches, NJPW, Chase Figures and more. It's a great introduction to one of the fastest rising stars in wrestling. Tony then joins the show as the fellas gear up to talk Forbidden Door. We cover our picks, and where we stand after the Pay Per View. Matt thinks it's time for Jim Ross to take a step back and points out him calling out the referees during the event. This conversation turns into an all out war between Kevin and Tony, you gotta hear it to believe it. After the discussion, we put a bow on the Forbidden Door, talk about our favorite matches, the Shibata moment, Zack Sabre Jr, the 4 Way dance and more. After a quick break, we are back to talk some NWA, the latest in the Vince McMahon saga and then it's on to Down The Aisle. We are joined by the Former Can You Beat That Champion Kevin Rouge as we head to the AWA, Super Clash 4. It's a wild ride as we talk Jake the Milkman, Todd Becker, The Texas Hangmen, Tommy Jammer, Crockett Cup 1987 & MORE. It's a fun trip and great talk. Before wrapping up Kevin Rouge hits us with a question about Ali & MJF. We share photos of Tony Khan hugging Claudio, and Tony plays us a video to close the case on his referee argument. If you are a fan, please remember to rate, review and subscribe. http://www.shiningwizards.com/ http://www.youtube.com/theshiningwizards http://www.twitter.com/wizardspodcast http://www.facebook.com/wizardspodcast http://www.instagram.com/wizardspodcast http://www.prowrestlingtees.com/shiningwizards http://www.patreon.com/wizardspodcast
June 28, 2022
Episode 590: WildKat Cereal
The Two Man Army (tm) brings a double-shot of WildKat Sports in promotion for their X-Rated event. First it's the man behind WildKat himself, Luke Hawx. The boys talk Young Rock, Heels, being Stone Cold, and his upcoming tag title defense. Up next is WildKat star J. Spade. The guys talk about breakfast cereal, Luke paying rent, teaming up with Bu Ku Dao once again, and much more. After the break the boys discuss Impact's Slammiversary and the PPV picks. Before long, they are joined by Kevin Rogue and Christian Rocco in the next Championship edition of 'Can You Beat That?' It's an exciting match, for sure. Before the show ends, Kevin and Tony discuss the recent Vincent McMahon investigation, and they offer some brief points about what has been happening since the announcement of Stephanie McMahon as Interim CEO.
June 21, 2022
Episode 589: Champ Champ
The boys are back in town with another jam packed show Matt is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Kevin celebrated his 39th Birthday & Tony now has a high schooler We had to pick 2 PPV's this weekend, and Kevin was late getting their picks in, so Matt and Tony have to decide what the punishment must be for Kevin. Tune in to find out Kevin's Fate. We get to talking about NWA's Alwayz Ready. Tony & Kevin really enjoyed the show, and we get to talking about it before we are joined by the 2 Time & Current NWA World Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch. We talk about being the NWA Champion, the big WildKat Sports show on June 25th, and the pressures that come along with being the champ. We talk a little more NWA after Trevor, and hit on some WWE notes, the break up of Judgement Day, Riddle vs Reigns, Gunther & The Stampede Stud. We are then joined by the Wildkat Sports World Heavyweight Champion Ryan Davidson. Ryan has been Champ for over 2 years, and is gearing up to challenge the NWA Champion Trevor Murdoch on June 25th. We talk about what it means to be the champ, who he'd like to face, horsemeat & MORE. We hit a commercial break, and come back with a ton of news. We talk some NJPW Picks & the Dominion Show. Matt screams about Jay White, and how he is the greatest. We talk about the All Atlantic Tournament, Dominion, Kojima & much more. We also do a little Impact talk as we are a week away from Slammiversary Then it's time for Kevin's Top 5 before we pull this train in to the station. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review anywhere you listen to podcasts Follow us on social media https://www.youtube.com/user/TheShiningWIzards https://twitter.com/wizardspodcast https://www.facebook.com/wizardspodcast https://www.instagram.com/wizardspodcast/ Support The Show https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/shiningwizards https://www.patreon.com/wizardspodcast
June 14, 2022
Episode 588: Hoochie Koo
Another Monday means another episode of your favorite wrestling podcast The boys are back with another great episode. They catch up with each other, talking about dinners, house guests, and more. PLUS we get a video from the committee about who the next challenger will be for the Can You Beat That Championship. Then they dive into the NXT & WWE PPV's from the weekend. The big topic is Cody Rhodes working hurt, and we speculate how long he will be out, and if a Royal Rumble return is now on the table. They also talk about Cody being the guy to beat Roman. They run down the PPV picks and the standings before moving into the MJF/AEW Situation. The Promo, and what the next step is. Will this turn into Tony Khan being a character on TV? Will AEW try and run back Vince/Austin with MJF/Khan? How is the story effected by the CM Punk injury? We unpack this crazy battle royal winner vs Jon Moxley vs Winner of the Dominion match situation, and Tony is annoyed by the rankings. We run down the NJPW Dominion Card and then take a quick break After the break we are back with our Wizards Rewind, as we go back to November 7th 1987, WWF Superstars of Wrestling show. We talk about all the matches, moments, promos as we are on the road to Survivor Series 1987. We ponder what version of Jake the Snake we preferred when it came to the DDT, Out of Nowhere or Short Arm Clothesline set up. Randy Savage Promo's, the unlikely tag team of Billy Jack Haynes & Ken Patera, Sika, Strike Force and much more. It's old school wrestling talk, and it's what we do best. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe so you don't miss a minute of The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast
June 07, 2022
Episode 587: The Outlaw Matt Lancie
Happy Memorial Day The boys are back and talking all things wrestling.....well sort of. We are joined by "The Outlaw" of Wildkat Sports Matt Lancie. We talk a ton of topics, from what Wildkat means to him, to if it's appropriate to wish someone a Happy Birthday on Twitter, being a trainer at the school, Johnny Walker Black, and the HUGE X Rated Show taking place on June 25th. Matt also announces who his opponent will be, and its a big deal. After Matt's excellent interview we find out that Kevin takes a 30 minute shows, and that's a whole conversation before we take a quick break. We come back with some coverage of our AEW Double or Nothing Picks, the MJF situation, and do a quick gloss over the Double or Nothing PPV. For your in depth look at AEW, check out the Mark Order Podcast every Wednesday Night. Then it's Down The Aisle. The untimely passing of Tarzan Goto sends us back to the ECW Arena, Heatwave 96. We eventually figure out who the Samoan Gangstas Party is, talk about the ECW/FMW joint show's that Goto was a part of, and talk some Doc and Gordy, there ECW runs & more. If you enjoy the show, please remember to rate, review and subscribe so you never miss an episode
May 31, 2022
Episode 586: Rockett, with 2 T's
It's Monday Night and You Know What That Means........Another Episode of your favorite wrestling podcast The gang is joined by NWA, Idolmania Sports Management & Gold Rush member Marshe Rockett. Lots of topics are discussed, from being in the NWA, how he ended up in Impact, the heartbreak of a WWE Tryout, being a member of the greatest faction in wrestling, 2022 goals and much more. Its a great interview with a great dude. Check it out Tony is back after a quick break, and the boys talk about the strange Sasha Banks/Naomi situation. We weigh in on the topic based on what we have read in the media, and try and get a grasp on it. It's a really wild situation. Then it's time for the Can You Beat That Championship as Kevin Rouge from the Year of Duke & Rogue makes his first title defense against Downtown Petey Brown. The committee has some really hard questions for the competitors. Did Kevin retain? Post CYBT things get wild, as RR shows up and things get strange. We hit on a couple things, LA Knight's name change, Who tweeted this?, Hiromu in Impact & Blood Moon Rising before pulling the train into the station. If you enjoy the show, please remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe whenever you get your podcasts.
May 24, 2022
Episode 585: AKIRA- Death Samurai
Kevin, Matt and Tony are back with another exciting episode of The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast The soft open, the boys try and button up this nonsense about Tony & the Can You Beat That Championship committee. We get a little clarity, but we still don't have a clue what is going on. We quickly catch up before we are joined by our guests, The Death Samurai AKIRA. He's had a shit travel day but is kind enough to join us. We talk about being a deathmatch wrestler, Jon Moxley wearing his hoodie on Dynamite, Masha, OPW, H20, wrestling his significant other and much more. Its a great interview and insight to AKIRA. A man you should have your eyes on. After a quick break we briefly touch on the Ibushi situation, before talking about Cody Rhodes being the guy to take the title off of Roman Reigns. This turns into a conversation about guys who didn't work out in one promotion but were successful in another, and leads to us taking a premature trip Down the Aisle to talk Lex Luger and SummerSlam 1993, Tatanka, Allied Powers and more. We get back on track with some this and that's about NJPW, Impact Wrestling, MLW, and NWA. Does seeing Jay White lose in Impact effect his stock in New Japan Pro Wrestling? We talk about the Ric Flair news, and that's an interesting conversation. Then against Tony's wishes we do a proper down the aisle, back to a random USWA card from 1995. We talk about Gorgeous George 3, Mark Curtis, Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton in solo runs, David Jericho, & more. Its the perfect Down the Aisle to end the show Remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe if you enjoy this show.
May 17, 2022
Episode 584: Blood and Fire
It's Monday Night & the crew is back with another jam packed show We kick it off by catching up with each other, Tony had COVID, Kevin has allergies, & Matt is always working. We start things off with some MLW talk, as Tony really enjoyed the latest episode of MLW Fusion, from there we transition into Picks, and Wrestlemania Backlash. We talk about the show, why we all picked RK Bro/Claymore, and Kevin gives us his match of the night. We talk a little bit of AEW, Tony thinks Bryan Danielson is being wasted in this stable with Mox/Regal/Yuta so we talk a bit about that.Tony still doesn't know the difference between Julie Hart and Jamie Hayter & we talk a bit about the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. Tony claims to be the head of the Championship Committee of the Can You Beat That Championship. Matt & Kevin strongly disagree. We are then joined by Brain R Solomon author of Blood and Fire, The Unbelievable Real Life Story Wrestling's Original Sheik. It's an unbelievable chat about the book, and the process of putting it together. From the Batman stories, to Bobo Brazil and FMW, its a really great talk, and a great preview of what to expect when you buy the book. We hit on some NWA and NJPW talk, before Matt hits Kevin and Tony with the question, What Wrestling Truths would you like to have answered. Then we hit the Wizards Rewind, back to May 23, 1992, WWF Superstars. It's a wild time in the WWF and none of us can really remember what happened between Wrestlemania 8 & SummerSlam 92. We have a lot of fun talking about the show, and find some interesting things out. It's a good listen. We hit a few going home's before pulling the train into the station. We hope you enjoy, and remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe
May 10, 2022
Episode 583: Caprice of Honor
Wizards are back with another huge episode Tony is late again, and we ponder, does he hate guests? Caprice Coleman is supposed to join us at 7, but is no where to be found, so we do some wrestling talk and talk about wrestling. Matt doesn't understand the hatred for Sammy, talk a little Owen Hart Foundation, Punk vs Page, Wrestlemania Backlash, NXT, NXT UK and some more. Tony joins us as we are guessing the name of the UK WWE PPV. We just scratch the surface on Tony's hate for guests, when Caprice Coleman joins us. Caprice forgot about our interview, but like the true professional he called in, and we could not have been happier. We talk about Caprice being in the NWA, working commentary with Ian Riccaboni, meeting Tony Khan, working Supercard of Honor, & much more. This is a great interview. After a quick break, we are back to talk NJPW Wrestling Dontaku, go over our pick results, and talk about some of the highlights from the show. We talk Bullet Club, Good Brothers, Tanahashi, Okada, Naito, Best of the Super Jr's, Jay White, Juice Robinson and more. We hit on some 3 counts for the NWA, MLW and Impact Wrestling before Kevin hits us with a Top 5. Then we pull the train into the station with some Going Homes It's a must listen to episode, and if you enjoy it, please remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe.
May 03, 2022
Episode 582: A Starkz is Born
*****Programing Note- Maria Kanellis was advertised to be on the show, she encountered travel issues, and was unable to appear. It happens, we are working on rescheduling her, so stay tuned * The boys are back at it this week. Everyone is here and we have a ton of wrestling to talk about. Impact had Rebellion this past weekend, and the boys made picks. We go over our picks and talk a little about Impact & Rebellion. Tony gives us his 3 Count on MLW, even though they didn't have a show, and Matt wants to know if you're #TeamHammer or #TeamHolliday. Tony also has a 3 Count on the NWA, which he gladly gives us before Matt loses his mind about NWA After Dark. Its an epic rant After a quick break, we are joined by Billie Starkz. At 17 she is tearing it up on the Independent scene and making a name for herself in GCW, Beyond Wrestling, and all over the Mid West. We talk about balancing school & wrestling, her support system, Law and Order, and much more. We have a lot of fun and its a great talk. If you're not familiar with Billie, this is a great introduction. Shining Wizards Kevin defends the Can You Beat That Championship against Kevin Rogue from the Year of Pod. It's the first ever CYBT Open Challenge, and it's a good one.
April 26, 2022
Episode 581: Art & War
It's Monday Night and you know what that means, an episode full of Wrestling Talk & Talk About Wrestling Matt and Kevin are back with a loaded show, after catching up on the holiday weekend, Matt's mind is blown that a fan sold his house & gave the money to "Liz Morgan". Kevin can't believe it, and they both have a laugh about it before being joined by Big F'N Vin. We talk about his awesome beard, how he got into the wrestling game, his father (911), PWI, being one of the best big men & what 2022 has in store for him. After Big Vin we talk about AEW, Battle of the Belts, & the Sammy/Tay hate. We put a bow on that as we get to chat with Lash LeRoux. Lash catches us up on what he's been up to since he left wrestling, his social media absence & more. We talk about how he made it in WCW, being in MIA and much more. This is a must listen to interview. After a brief break the boys come back to talk about some WWE, a brief rundown of the Impact Rebellion card this weekend, and last week's Impact show. Matt is all caught up on the NWA & is gushing over The Gimp and the Cardona/Pope match. We do a Wizards Rewind back to WCW Saturday Night July 11, 1992, the go home show to Great American Bash 92. It's a great trip down memory lane, and a fun conversation. We hit on some going home's before we wrap it up for the night. If you enjoy the show, please remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe.
April 19, 2022
Episode 580: Top Golf Moses
The Two Man Army holds down the fort tonight, Discussion starts with Tony's failed weekend attempts to go to Medieval Times and Top Golf, which leads into Moses from MCW and Shane Taylor Promotions joining the show. Moses shares his stories about learning to play golf and how much fun he had at Top Golf. Discussion turns to all things wrestling, including the end of ROH, the Moment of Solidarity, his career in MCW, and so much more. Tony spends some time showing off his arcade collection while Kevin introduces us to his new Lance Archer figure. After the break, the boys spend time discussing some news and notes, including Sunny's latest woes and Los Parks being ousted from MLW. A quick round of 3 Counts for MLW and NWA lead to discussion of Shinjiro Otani and the horrific injury he suffered this weekend. Kevin recalls that he was the first ever WCW Cruiserweight Champion, which leads to a trip Down the Aisle. All this and plenty more, including Ezekiel and the new Lacey Evans, some off-the-cuff Going Homes, and so much more.
April 12, 2022
Episode 579: A Very Grizzled Podcast: Wrestlemania Week
We are back with a jam packed episode Right off the bat, we are joined by Shawn Donavan, ISPW Tri State Champion & SAW Heavyweight Champion. We talk about WrestlePro, finally being a guest on the show, the influence of Pat Buck and Tommy Fierro, being a teacher, and much more. Introduce yourself to one of the best the east coast has to offer (Interview cuts in and out due to bad WIFI) After Mr Donavan we jump into the huge weekend that was Wrestlemania Weekend. We talk a little Impact Multiverse of Matches & Ring of Honor's SuperCard of Honor. After a quick break to plug the network and the Patreon we jump into Wrestlemania Night's 1 & 2, picks, what we loved, did we hate anything, was that the worst Stunner we have ever seen? What's next for Roman Reigns? Cody? Far amount of WWE talk After Tony hits us with some 3 Counts on MLW & NWA we jump into Kevin's Top 5- This week, Top 5 Undercard matches from Wrestlemania's that outshined the Main Event Couple going home's and its a wrap on your favorite wrestling podcast Remember to Rate, Review, And Subscribe on all platforms
April 05, 2022
Episode 578: Something Something Alex Coughlin
It's Wrestlemania Week and this is the perfect show to get you ready for all the events, or to listen on your trip to Dallas. We are joined by New Japan Pro Wrestling LA Dojo graduate Alex Coughlin to talk about a variety of subjects, including training at the LA Dojo, GCW Bloodsport, Japan, learning a new language & much more. We cover the Wrestlemania Card, talk about the Warrior Award, and the latest inductees of the WWE Hall of Fame. We also talk about Triple H, and we put Tony on the spot to see if HHH falls into his Top 15. After the normal plugs we are back with some 3 Counts on NWA, Impact Wrestling, MLW, ROH, NJPW & NXT talking all the hot topics from the past week in wrestling, and previewing the upcoming shows during Mania Weekend. Then it's time for DOWN THE AISLE, we hit a ECW House Show from 1995, which takes us on a wild ride, with Dudley Dudley, Norman Smiley, Mikey Whipwreck, the Pitbulls and more. If you enjoy the show, please remember to rate, review and subscribe
March 29, 2022
Episode 577: King Kaun
It's Monday Night and the gang is back & in full effect Kevin and Matt kick off the show with a quick catch up. Matt praises Kevin for taking some pictures with Ricky Morton & Jay Lethal at Wrestle Pro. Kevin talks about the show briefly and the Tony Nese/Casanova Valentine angle. They talk a bunch of random things, ROH, Wrestlemania, and Coliseum Home Video. Tony joins in the middle of the VHS talks, and the boys go down an interesting rabbit hole. They are then joined by Former Ring of Honor 6 Man Tag Team Champion and AEW Dark Regular Kaun. They spend almost an hour talking with Kaun about a variety of topics, including Shane Taylor Promotions, Ring of Honor, AEW, Horror Movies, Single Wrestling & much more. After a quick break the boys run down their picks from the NWA Crockett Cup and talk about a few things from the show this week. Hit on some stuff from Impact, New Japan and AEW from this past week before Can You Beat That Kevin Challenges Matt for the CYBT Championship. Gear up for some wrestling trivia. It's a fun challenge & the perfect way to end the show. If you enjoy the Wizards, remember to Rate, Review and Subscribe.
March 22, 2022
Episode 576: Hey Yo
On this episode of the podcast, we quickly catch up with each other before talking about Scott Hall. We had learned on Sunday that he was on life support, and then this morning, that he would be taken off life support. We talk about his legacy in the wrestling industry, from his time in the AWA to TNA. We talk about which version was our favorite, and cover all the groundbreaking moments he was a part of. We dive into the Raw 1993 Rumble for the vacant Intercontinental Title, Rick Martel, and who was in the rumble. We take a quick break, plug the network and announce our Twitter contest winner Before we can start, we find out the news we were all dreading, that Scott Hall has passed away. It's a punch in the gut for sure & we even question if we should do our throwback. We march onward & talk WCW Uncensored 99 It's a disaster of a show, and really gives you a good idea of where WCW was at this point. Tony hate's guests, so as soon as Anthony Henry shows up, Tony is out. We talk about Anthony Henry's 20 year career, from recently being on AEW Dynamite, to his time in NXT, Kit Kat's, cheat days, and much more. It's a very insightful conversation, and a great introduction to Anthony if you are not familiar with him We hit on some New Japan Cup News for our going home as the tournament winds down and the Bullet Club continues to explode Please remember if you are enjoying this show to Rate, Review and Subscribe.
March 15, 2022
Episode 575: The Hangover Cure with Karl Fredericks
Tony Hates Guests so he isn't here for the start of the show Matt is stressing over AEW Figures Kevin is ready to talk with Karl Fredericks. Karl joins us, and we are quickly off to the races, talking shots, energy drinks, and his journey to the NJPW LA Dojo. We discuss his talks with NXT/WWE, his relationship with Alex Coughlin & Clark Connors. The hands on teaching of Shibata. HIs first trip to Japan and the strange things he eat, including RAW Chicken. We talk about being a WCW Fan, getting to wrestle with Jushin "Thunder" Liger & much more, it's over an hour of content. It's a must listen to conversation. Tony joins us, then we take a quick break before we are back with Shining Wizards PPV Picks for the AEW Revolution PPV. We discuss the card, dislikes, the tag rules, blood, Sting, and our favorite matches. We jump into Impact's Sacrifice from here, and Kevin gives us the rundown of the Saturday Show, and even puts it over the AEW PPV We talk about Tony Khan buying Ring of Honor and the Vince McMahon Interview. We hit on some 3 Counts for MLW, NWA, NJPW & WWE before Kevin hits us with his Top 5 unexpected title changes on Monday Night Raw (No Money In The Bank Cash IN's) We have a few going home notes before pulling the train into the station. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe everywhere you get your podcasts.
March 08, 2022
Episode 574: Second Salami
It's Monday Night and You Know What That Means A jam packed show First we are joined by the up and coming Kidd Bandit. 8 months in the game, and from the Nightmare Factory. We talk about AEW Dark, Prestige Wrestling, Mike Bailey, Anime, Doritos and more. Keep you eye on this kid, he's gonna be a star After Bandit, we have a few minutes to talk about Wrestlemania. Matt isn't even interested in the event, and confesses that he hasn't been in years. Tony is all in on Roman/Brock, and Kevin is on the fence. Paul Logan, Pat McAfee vs Vince McMahon, Austin vs Owens. We hit on a few of these things before being joined by our next guest. Steve "Monsta" Mack joins us next to celebrate 25 years in the wrestling business. We talk about Ring of Honor, the love and the heartache. Where he is currently working, who he sees as the future, video games, story telling and more. It was great to catch up with our dear good friend. After a quick break the boys are back to talk all things wrestling, AEW, AEW Revolution & Tony Khan's big announcement. Tony is so fed up with the big announcements, it's an interesting talk. From AEW we move on to the NWA, MLW, Impact, GCW & NJPW. We cover a little bit about each promotion from this past week before ending the show on a down note, with the news of the recent Sunny arrest. It's your must listen to show if you're a wrestling fan. It's Wrestling Talk......and Talk About Wrestling
March 01, 2022
Episode 573: Matt’s Special Bag
The boys are all back in the saddle again with tons of wrestling talk and talk about wrestling They are joined by your favorite guest and ours, Mikko Maestro. Mikko throws down the challenge to Tombstone Jesus, and somehow figures its going to happen in New Jersey, at Matt’s house, with Matt in his corner & Tony in Tombstone’s with Kevin as the special guest referee. It’s crazy & makes no sense, you’ll have to listen to believe it. After our friend leaves, we cover the biggest news of the past week. We talk about Cody’s exit from AEW, and what a possible WWE run would look like. We talk about our Elimination Chamber Picks, and the show itself. The Men’s Elimination Chamber, and some this & that’s We cover Impact’s No Surrender Show from Saturday Night, the Eddie Edwards Turn, Jay White/Bullet Club Saga, Deonna’s Open Challenge & more. After the break we come back with some new segments First we have THE THREE COUNT. Where we cover NWA, MLW, ROH and NJPW, hitting on 3 topics from each promotion from the last week, it could be from the last tv show, PPV, or news & notes Before jumping into a new segment we bring you KEVIN’S TOP 5 & it’s a good one. Top 5 Wrestlers & the Weapons they used to win matches, can you guess who’s on the list? Then we dip our toes in DOWN THE AISLE We will randomly pick an event, talk about who is on the card, and away we go. This first go around, its Mid South/UWF from Missouri, March 3rd 1985. We work as magic as we go down the card, and that takes us down the aisle. From BladeRunner Rock to Jack Victory to The Sheepherders. It’s a wild ride, and just a taste of what this new segment offers.
February 22, 2022
Episode 572: HorseNeck Salami
On episode 572 of The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast, Kevin is joined by Kate Hensler of fightful and The Mark Order Podcast. They do a heavy dive into AEW and are then joined by The NWA’s Sam Adonis aka El Rudo. It’s a deep discussion about his experiences in pro wrestling and his take on the landscape today. Pittsburgh independent wrestler Zeke Mercer also stops by to introduce himself to The Shining Wizards Universe and talks about his experiences being a wrestler and college student, along with inclusion & representation in pro wrestling. Kevin & Kate also talk IMPACT, Matt Cardona’s NWA title win. Shining Wizards Matt’s Jay White fail, and their trip to AC for Dynamite. All this and so much more wrestling talk!
February 15, 2022
Episode 571: THE S.A.T
The boys are back with another jam packed show! After a quick catch up, the boys are talking a couple of hot issues from the past week, Shane McMahon & Brian Kendrick. From there we do a little WWE Elimination Chamber talk. Tony is annoyed we have picks. Matt hates Goldberg and Kevin is looking ahead to Brock vs Roman at Mania. We are then joined by our guests, S.A.T. Jose & Joel Maximo. We talk about their resurgence after stepping out of the light for almost 10 years, Joel has some technical issues, he was upset about that, so we do apologize. We talk about the Briscoes, GCW, HOG, horse meat, Maff & tons more. After a brief break we are back to talk MLW, NWA, Impact, NJPW, ROH and hit on some news and notes before we pull this train into the station. This is a must listen to show if you are a wrestling fan. Please Rate, Review and Subscribe.
February 08, 2022
Episode 570: The Structure is Flawed
Hot off the Royal Rumble the boys have a full show They are joined by one of the hottest up and coming tag teams in the business TSF. What does TSF stand for? You’ll have to listen to find out. We talk about all things TSF, training at the Nightmare Factory, name dropping, sandwich spots, poop pants, NWA Crockett Cup, & MUCH MORE. This is a great introduction to these guys and a really fun interview. Post interview we deal with some technical issues, plug the patreon & jump right into the Royal Rumble, or as Matt calls its the Royal Bumble. Boys weight in on the event, and the lack of excitement from the Rumble. No surprises, Brock, Shane O Mac, YUCK. What did you think? We want your feedback. We talk a little NWA, AEW, ROH Hall of Fame and hit on a few more news & notes before pulling the train into the station. If you’re a wrestling fan, this is the podcast for you!
February 01, 2022
Episode 569: I Only Love Matt
It’s Monday Night and we are back! Right off the bat we are joined by Jazzy Gabert from Sirius Sports Entertainment. We get into the transition from Wrestler to Promoter & the uphill battles she is dealing with prior to the debut show on February 20th. Talk about the stars, tattoos, her debut show, & much more. Plus we get a scoop as Jazzy announces who the commentary team is for the debut show. After Jazzy, Matt runs down his trip to the Hammerstein Ballroom for GCW Sunday Night. The boys talk about the whole card, and Matt gives in-depth details. Plus we go over the PPV Picks & some random things from the past week that the boys enjoyed, Impact Wrestling, NWA & MLW. After our commercial break we are back with a good old fashion Wizards Rewind. We are talking Royal Rumble 1988 & Bunkhouse Stampede 88. We talk each show & match, go into the story as to why NWA & WWF went head to head on January 24th 1988. Its a good old fashion wizards show full of lots of laugh, wrestling talk and talk about wrestling.
January 25, 2022
Episode 568: I Thought She Lost an EYE!!!
Its Monday Night and You Know What That Means The boys are back, no guests and lots of wrestling to talk about. We kick off with the biggest news of the day, Cody Rhodes is a free agent. We speculate what this means, and if it means anything. Will he show up at the Rumble? Is this a Rhodes to the Top Storyline? Is this a PR Move? From there we hit on some AEW happenings from the last week, the debut of Brody King, the news that they floated a Lita vs Britt Baker Storyline, which leads us to Tony going on some rant, only to find out that he has no idea what female is who in AEW, its hysterical. We go over the Royal Rumble card, and who we think will win the rumble, briefly touch on the Lita/Charlotte Flair slow motion Twist of Fate, and the Elimination Chamber. We also run down who has already been announced for the Mens & Women’s Rumble. A little bit on NXT talk before we take a quick commercial break. Upon our return, we talk about the post Hard to Kill Impact Show. Matt & Kevin loved the show, and they break down each segment, match, and talk about what the future holds for the storylines & the ROH Invasion. Kevin and Tony watched the latest MLW, and both have opposite takes on the show & Azteca Underground. The boys hammer away at the NWA this week. Why is Tyrus lazy? Who is Cyon’s Father? Does Billy realize that Velvet Sky & Austin Idol’s bickering is awful? We wrap up with some NJPW news & notes, and the return of Kevin’s Top 5. This is a must for any wrestling fan. Please rate, review and subscribe.
January 18, 2022
Episode 567: Primetime Living
Your favorite Pro Wrestling Podcast is back & boy do we have a show for you! We are joined by Primetime Living Dontae Smiley. He’s an author, a musical artist and a professional wrestler, among other things. We talk about working in AEW, being the OIWA International Champion, Sir Mo, Texas, and much more. Keep your eyes on Dontae, get to know him, he’s gonna blow up in 2022 After Mr Smiley exits, we put a bow on the Shining Wizards Pay Per View Picks for 2021. Find out who the winner was, and how close it ended up being. Once that’s out of the way, the boys talk NJPW & Wrestle Kingdom Nights 1 & 2, plus they hit on some NJPW Notes. Kevin thinks the IWGP World Heavyweight Title not having the same lineage as the IWGP Championship is stupid & we discuss. Up next is NWA Powerrr & MLW Azteca. We talk about both shows, the highs and the lows. Before talking about Mickie James in the Royal Rumble and what the could possibly mean for the future. After a brief timeout Matt & Kevin return to talk AEW Dynamite, Rampage & Battle of the Belts. Why was the FTW Title on the show? Beach Break in Cleveland? Signs at shows? SIT DOWN We wrap up with Impact Hard to Kill, top to bottom an amazing show, we weight in on that, the ROH Invasion, the news of the return and what exactly the future holds for ROH & Impact. Its a full show & perfect if you’re a wrestling fan, or know someone who is a fan. Listen, Subscribe, Rate & Review!
January 11, 2022
Episode 566: Wave to Jon Alba
Kate from Fight Club joins Kevin and Tony for an amazing interview with Jon Alba, sportscaster, wrestling personality, and wrestling podcast host. Jon talks about his latest podcast with Matt Hardy, titled “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy,” as well as his dislike of the wave at sporting events. The four spent an hour discussing sports, podcasting, interviewing, wrestling, and so much more. After the break there’s discussion of the Big Swole and Tony Kahn back and forth, WWE’s Day One social media special (or whatever phrase has supplanted PPV), the PPV pick total, and, for the first time all year, picks are made during an episode. The three then try and decide if Big E losing was a bad thing, and how they would play out the next installment of Adam Page and Bryan Danielson. It’s a must listen to episode!
January 04, 2022
Episode 565: Sparks Against the Ropes
Its our final show of 2021 Its been a hell of a year & we go out with a bang! The boys catch up with each other, and briefly talk about the Christmas Holiday. They are then joined by Kayla Sparks. We talk about her resurrection in wrestling, which she credits the Shining Wizards for (We can’t take credit for this) We talk about AEW, meeting Sting AGAIN, who is on her wrestling bucket list, Against the Rope, Spice Girls and much more. It’s a real fun interview, and great if you are looking for an introduction to Kayla Sparks. Post interview we cover a ton of news & notes. From AEW and the debut of Kyle O Reilly to the Nigerian Pastor & everything in between. WWE, NXT, MLW, NWA, Impact, NJPW, GCW & More. Then the fellas each give us their Top 10 Matches from 2021. It’s the must listen to podcast if you’re a wrestling fan. Rate, Review & Subscribe
December 28, 2021
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Mick Foley
Celebrate Christmas with this rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, with Santa enthusiast and hardcore legend, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley.
December 25, 2021
Episode 564: Christmas Kayfabe
Prepare for your holidays proper with the best wrestling podcast around! Tony, Kevin and Matt are in the holiday spirit and they have a jam packed show lined up for you. Are gift cards a suitable gift? The boys discuss that for a bit Jump into some wrestling talk, MLW is on the list first, Tony gives us the rundown, Matt ask’s a bunch of questions, and the boys try and figure out who is on the MLW Top 10 List for the Week. After MLW the guys cover some NWA. A lot of promo’s this week, with a lot of interesting stories going forward. Matt loves what they are doing with Sal Rinauro & the Aron Stevens story. We talk about all the title belts in the NWA, which leads to an interesting discussion about the NWA Women’s Tag Titles and them appearing in the WWF circa Royal Rumble 88. We are then joined by AEW Superstar and friend of the show Sonny Kiss. We catch up with Sonny about all things AEW, Limpbizkit, Grunge, Butts, Pop Music, Pop Culture, Movies and so much more. We chat for almost 2 hours and have an amazing time. It’s a must listen too episode. We wish you all a Merry Christmas, please have a safe and happy holiday!
December 21, 2021
Episode 563: Righteous Honor
It’s Monday Night, and the boys have a loaded show. Vincent from Ring of Honor joins the boys to talk about Final Battle, End of an Era, the Righteous, the independent wrestling scene and what the future holds for him. Its great to catch up with him and its a great interview. Find out who’s on his independent bucket list After Vincent Matt talks about his trip to Baltimore for Final Battle, the boys go over picks and talk about the show, and what the future holds for ROH, if there is a future. Back from break, we hit on a few this and that’s, Jim Duggan, Jack Evans, Jeff Hardy release before being joined by the Bounty Hunter Bryan Keith. *Disclaimer, we had audio issues with Mr Keith so the interview cuts in and out a bit, we try to salvage what we could but we had to punch out. Mr Keith will be joining us in the future. We hit on some more news and notes from NWA, AEW, Impact, NJPW, & MLW as well as talk about a few more topics before pulling the train into the station. Plus we have a huge guest for next week.
December 14, 2021
Episode 562: Crimson Maestro
It’s Monday Night and You Know What That Means The Boys are back with a jam packed show. It’s Finland’s Independence Day, and Mikko Maestro who booked himself on the show back in April, is here again to join the boys. We talk about Finland’s Independence Day, his recent trip to Finland, Tuna Pizza, wrestling at taco festivals, trips back to Finland, video games & more. After Mikko, the boys briefly talk about NWA Hard Times 2, run down the picks, the debuts, and the overall thoughts on the show. After this, Tony has to exit the show, so it’s Matt & Kevin for the last 2 hours. After a quick break, the boys talk a little WWE, Jeff Hardy, Day 1 & Broken Skull Sessions before turning to AEW. We talk AEW Dynamite, the upcoming show in Long Island, a Wardlow face turn, the new people who worked AEW Dark & some Rampage. We are then joined by the Baddest Bitch around Amy Crimson. If you aren’t familiar with her, we suggest you check this interview out, its a great introduction. We talk Vince Russo, Battle Arts, MMA, the Amy Crimson brand, other podcasts, food & more. Its a real fun, wholesome interview, and a great introduction to Amy Crimson. We wind down the show with some this & that’s from NJPW news and notes, will we see Shibata at Wrestle Kingdom? NXT War Games, the fall out, and the questions we hope to have answered on Tuesday. Hit on some PWG news, AAA run through, Impact notes, & ROH Final Battle rundown before wrapping up for the night. If you’re a wrestling fan, this is the podcast for you.
December 07, 2021
Episode 561: Hawx Aerie and a Big Deal
The Two Man Army is together talking turkey (literally) and recapping some of the week in wrestling. Tony is excited about the upcoming Hard Times 2 and chats up the go home from NWA Powerrr. Then Tony is happy to talk about MLW and the crowning of a new National Openweight Champion as well. Kevin has lots of questions but might be a convert for MLW and NWA, with the way Tony is talking about them. After the break the boys are joined by PJ and Luke Hawx, the amazing father and son tag team Hawx Aerie. We discuss their Circle Squared appearance which led them to working with the NWA as well as PJ’s rise in pro wrestling. From there the “Big Deal” Craig Steele returns to the show to fill us in on what games he’s playing as well as what he watches on TikTok. He also talks about the return of ISPW and his continued work with WrestlePro. It’s a great show with some amazing guests.
November 30, 2021
Episode 560: TEN
We celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary in style tonight. We had a lot of past guests record some videos & send them our way. So we play those, we catch up with each other, talk about Thanksgiving, and have two awesome surprise guests join us to help us celebrate 10 Years. Jaka & Sunny both call in & we catch up with them & just have a real fun time. We briefly talk Survivor Series, and picks, very briefly, before watching more videos, having more laughs and playing Can You Beat That. Also, after 10 Years, we finally figured out that this show, was all about us. Enjoy!
November 23, 2021
Episode 559: Frightmare after Full Gear
It’s Monday Night and You Know What That Means We are a week away from our 10 Year Anniversary Show The Boys are back in town hot off of AEW Full Gear Matt is super annoyed at the whole Bleacher Report situation, and takes us on a journey full of trials and tribulations. The boys catch up before they take a deep dive into AEW Full Gear. We touch on...
November 16, 2021
Episode 558: Rust, Rocco & Timumbula
We got another jam packed show of The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast We are joined by Monster Factory Student and Longtime fan Christian Rocco. We go way back to when Christian was in his early teens, now at 21, he’s training to be a professional wrestler at The Monster Factory. We catch up with him, hit him with some trivia, talk about Virgil & have a real fun time. We...
November 09, 2021
Episode 557: Parrow and the Liverpool Lip
It’s Monday and You Know what that means Your favorite weekly podcast about wrestling is back. We kick off the show with an awesome talk with Parrow. He’s one half of the Tag Team THE END, he’s gay, and he’s a force in the world of professional wrestling. We talk about the NWA, the tag team division, working for Billy Corgan, All Japan Pro Wrestling, No Peace Underground and more....
November 02, 2021
Episode 556 : A Comedian & A Ninja Walk into a Podcast
It’s Monday Night, and You Know What That Means. It’s another episode of The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast Matt and Kevin kick off the show & catch up quickly before jumping into the world of the WWE. Some Crown Jewel talk, quickly turns into the Becky/Charlotte saga, and its not too long before the boys are joined by Late Tony. Tony says his piece and the boys talk some more...
October 26, 2021
Episode 555: The Fantastical Kerry Morton
It’s Monday Night, and you know what that means Kevin and Matt are back with a jam packed show. Kevin recounts his weekend at WrestlePro, & the pressures of working backstage with the show airing live on FITE TV. We can’t get too much into it, as we are joined by our guest for the night. Future Legend Kerry Morton, the son of Ricky Morton. Son and Father are on...
October 19, 2021
Episode 554: Into the Helly Belly of the Warbeast
It’s Monday Night, You Know What That Means We are back with another full & fun episode. Kevin and Tony catch up on this & that before briefly talking about MLW Fightland. They are then joined by MLW’s Josef Samael. They talk Contra Unit, PCW Ultra’s All Systems Go, the longevity of Contra in the MLW, Reggie Parks, Belts and more. If you’re an MLW Fan, this is a must listen...
October 12, 2021
Episode 553: Meat Castle of Fear
It’s Monday & You Know What That Means The boys are back & ready to rock n roll. Kevin is annoyed at people with coupons, and the boys agree. We jump right into Dark Side of the Ring, FMW, Tony can’t figure out why he’s ok with 90’s death matches, but can’t watch the newer stuff. We go over the remaining Dark Side Shows, and that leads us into NWA...
October 05, 2021
Episode 552: Not America’s Sweetheart
Its Monday Night, You know what that means, The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast is back Matt and Kevin kick off the show & briefly catch up with each other. Jon Alba was supposed to join us, but Davienne sent him packing from Limitless Wrestling this weekend & put him out of commission, so she joined us. The Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Champion took time out of her busy schedule to talk about...
September 28, 2021
Episode 551: The Sauce, Yakuza & Alex Zayne
It’s Monday Night, and you know what that means We are back at full force after a few crazy weeks, and we have a jam packed show. Kevin & Tony are blown away by the Stream Yard, and Matt is ready to throw himself out a window. Alex Zayne, the Sauce joins the show, and we are quickly off and running. We of course have to talk about his wrestling...
September 21, 2021
Episode 550: KJG & KTG
On episode 550 of The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast, Kate The Great joins KJG for an unprecedented edition of the show. We dive deep into Matt, Tony, and Kevin’s ROH’s Death Before Dishonor PPV Picks and get a first hand analysis from Kate who was in the house in Philly! We also have a very important conversation about eating gas station food, which you’ll have to hear to believe. Kate and Kevin...
September 14, 2021
Episode 549: AEW and the Cinematic Masterpiece
Kevin and Tony are back and the Two Man Army is causing chaos! So much happening this past week to talk about! Kevin tells tales of his weekend playing cards with members of Kevin Smith’s crew, and while it sounded amazing, it meant that Kevin became the first person to miss a night of picks! The boys cover the weekend of New Japan, as well as the upcoming G1 Climax...
September 07, 2021
Episode 548: NWA and Jack Cartwheel
It’s Monday Night, You Know What That Means Matt and Kevin kick off the show, as Matt brings up that his recall on WWF in 1992 is terrible, and he completely forgot about Randy Savage vs Warrior at SummerSlam 1992. This leads him and Kevin down a rabbit hole of WWF Magazines and SummerSlam 1992 & 1993. Tony joins in on the conversation, as we try and figure out what...
August 31, 2021
Episode 547: Mickie James – Empowerrr
Tony’s back from vacation, Matt survived a hellish week at work, Kevin is on the way back from Boston after being stuck there last night, and Kate from Fightful & the Mark Order Podcast is sitting in on this HUGE episode. Wrestling Legend Mickie James joins us to talk all things NWA, NWA Empowerrr & NWA 73. We talk about the process of coming up with the PPV, if it...
August 24, 2021
Episode 546: Dropping Bombs & Rok’s
Its Monday Night, you know what that means The Shining Wizards are back. Tony is in the Great Lakes or the Finger Lakes, but he’s not with us. Kate the Great from the Mark Order Podcast & Fightful sits in with us as we talk all things wrestling After the usual small talk we jump right into AEW Rampage and the huge title change that opened up the show, and...
August 17, 2021
Episode 545: Kate from Fight Club
The boys are joined live in studio by Kate from Fightful and the Mark Order Podcast. Surprisingly, the show opens with NWA talk, where the room is split on opinions on the new NWA TV Champion Tyrus. Matt still doesn’t think Trevor Murdoch deserves a title show, but all questions will be answered at NWA73. Discussion finds its way to poop which leads to Mount Rushmores of poop collecting from...
August 10, 2021
Episode 544: 4 STARS
We are back, with another hell of a Monday Night Show We are talking all things wrestling form the past week, the big Bray Wyatt release, and all the speculation around it Adam Cole isn’t signed after SummerSlam, Ric Flair got his release, where is Barry Windham? We somehow go down a Starrcade rabbit hole before jumping into NWA, the Championship Series, and NWA Powerrr Then its off to AEW...
August 03, 2021
Episode 543: $10 Fantasy
It’s Monday, You Know What That Means Tony’s kitchen is still a mess, so we are back over zoom. Matt’s gonna send his penis picture to Sunny for $10 & let her rate it. Tony’s irate about the Nick Gage/Matt Cardona Match Kevin’s just happy to be here We fantasy book a bit of AEW if both CM Punk and Bryan Danielson join the promotion. Who moves the needle more?...
July 27, 2021
Episode 542: O’Shay Edwards and Slice Boogie
It’s a Two Man Army presentation and Kevin and Tony discuss everything wrestling! What did they learn? If you’re paying $4 a taco to get it delivered, it’s not worth it. However, if you’re not paying for it, get the lasagna from Kuwait. The boys discuss everything that happened on PPV this weekend, getting into some notes on Impact’s Slammiversary and WWE’s Money in the bank. Ring of Honor star...
July 20, 2021
Episode 541: Matt of Honor
The boys are BACK in Studio A for the first live together show in sixteen months, and it’s like they never missed a beat. Big thanks to Ryan Arthur from The Alementary Brewery for supplying the tasty beverages for the evening! Show him some love over at www.alementary.com! First, Matt shares all the stories of his fun weekend at the Ring of Honor Best in the World 2021 in Baltimore,...
July 13, 2021
Episode 540: The Afro Punk
Its Monday, You Know What That Means The boys are back fresh off of the 4th of July weekend. We catch up with what we did over the weekend, talk a little about the Lex Luger Icons show that didn’t air on Peacock ,take a real wild dive down the hole of competitive eating, and we try to figure out how long it would take us to eat a hotdog,...
July 06, 2021
Episode 539: Thought About It
It’s Monday Night, You Know What That Means The boys are back in town, Kevin is running behind as he’s on the way back from his weekend in AC. Matt and Tony catch up, break some balls, and kill time before Kevin arrives. Kevin recaps his weekend in AC, crushing it at the comedy show, seeing lots of familiar faces, making new friends, and experiencing wild wrestling. Plus a shaving...
June 29, 2021
Episode 538: Best Budz
The Two Man Army starts the show talking some tales of Father’s Day activities. The wrestling talk starts with Impact and NWA as Tony and Kevin begin to wonder if Matt is a millionaire. Discussion switches to the origins of “booger eater” nickname for Trevor Murdoch which leads to a rather interesting discussion of snacking. Chad Minnes joins us to promote the upcoming Boardwalk Budz weekend in Atlantic City, where...
June 22, 2021
Episode 537: Is That VSK
It’s Monday, You know what that means The boys are back Tony’s got his Father’s Day Gift Early Matt is still dealing with the Tree Removal process, its a saga Kevin is back from his Major Figure Podcast Birthday Weekend Extravaganza Once we are all caught up we are talking Dynamite Kid Dark Side of the Ring, did they do anything to change Matt’s perspective of the Legend? Its on...
June 15, 2021
Episode 536: The Whole Funkin’ Show
Tonight the Two Man Army kicks off the show hot with guest Allan Funk aka Kwee Wee. We discuss his time in WCW, his tours of Japan, the unfortunate injury he suffered in Finland, and his career in TNA. Allan also tells us great stories of his travels with Kevin Nash and Mike Sanders, and there’s plenty of other stories with Lex Luger, the Wall, and oh so much more....
June 08, 2021
Episode 535: Small Nips, Big Bellies
Its Monday Night, and You Know What That Means No Guest Tonight We kick off the show talking NWA Powerrr from last week. We find out who is in the Main Event for When Our Shadows Fall, with the winner coming out of the battle royal that we had strong feelings about. Plus we talk Kamille & Thunder Rosa, the Tag Team Titles, Chris Masters, and Austin Idol We dive...
June 01, 2021
Episode 534: The Road Is Bright
It’s Monday Night, You Know What That Means The boys are back with a full episode, we kick things off talking Dark Side of the Ring, Collision in Korea, before talking about the A & E Ultimate Warrior Documentary & who was drafted in the MLW Open Draft We are then joined by New Texas Pro Wrestling Owner, Kiefer Bartek to talk about the upcoming show this weekend, Bomaye. We...
May 25, 2021
Episode 533: Jax Dane & Kasey Catal
Its Monday, You Know What That Means We have returned, Tony is running late so Kevin and Matt kick off the show. Talk quickly turns to collecting things, as Matt is looking for a VCR & may start collecting VHS Tapes. Kevin is annoyed at the commercials for Peacock on the Peacock app during a WWE Event. We are then joined by former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jax Dane. We...
May 18, 2021
Episode 532: Blood, Guts and Wrestling Talk
Its Monday Night, You Know What That Means The boys are back with another jam packed episode. Tony is ready for the Thunderdome at 9pm, and we have a full show with Mike Speer and Perch the Ref. We come in hot talking about the A & E WWE Biography series. Matt finally got around to the Macho Man and he hated it, plus we dive into the Booker T...
May 11, 2021
Episode 531: LaGreca’s Pain and Ice Train
We are off and running this week with Busted Open’s Dave LaGreca. Fresh off his ass whipping at Mission Pro Wrestling courtesy of Thunder Rosa. The boys have some fun with Dave, but at the end of the day, Dave did an amazing job with this story, cut a killer promo, and took a beating like a champ. Plus Mission Pro Wrestling got a nice rub. Dave also busts on...
May 04, 2021
Episode 530: Seeing REDD
We are back and picking up where we left off last week The boys catch up, and we find out that Tony likes to watch movies in bits and pieces. We rag on him for a while, before we turn our attention to the Mickie James garbage bag situation. We are then joined by Redd Davis, independent wrestler & from the 1st graduating class of the Rhodes Wrestling Academy. We...
April 27, 2021
Episode 529: Tony Appreciation Night
Tony won the 2020 PPV Picks for the Year So our punishment was to have a show dedicated to Tony Matt and Kevin put together a star studded list of guests. We do very little pro wrestling talk, we kick off with some catching up, then its some talk about WWF VHS tapes and the recent releases before our first guest joins us. After some technical difficulties J George joins...
April 20, 2021
Episode 528: LaGreca MANIA
Coming out of the busiest week of the wrestling year the boys are all back for another epic show. We are joined by our great friend and host of Busted Open Radio on SirusXM David LaGreca. We catch up with Dave on Busted Open, his ongoing feuds with Sami Callihan and Thunder Rosa, and of course Wrestlemania. We get a run in from one of Dave’s rivals as Thunder Rosa...
April 13, 2021
Episode 527: I Wanna Be Like Mike
Kevin and Matt are back for the latest episode We catch up with each other about our Easter’s, and the past week, sports wise, and what not Michael Bennett joins us to talk about his time in the WWE, his return to Ring of Honor, who he is dying to wrestle, being an inspiration in the wrestling community, Matt Taven, Japan and much more. Back from commercial break, we are...
April 06, 2021
Valet32 Tournament Final Four Results, Championship Preview!
The Final Four is in the books! We’ve got results from the two matchups and a preview of the #valet32 Finals!
April 05, 2021
Episode 526: LIST A MANIA
Hot off the ROH 19th Anniversary Show the boys have a ton to talk about, some how they get to talking about what TV shows they watch, poo stories, and a ton of other non wrestling related things. Once they get that out of their systems, its on to picks and the Ring of Honor 19th Anniversary Show. They talk about all the matches, how we did in the picks...
March 30, 2021
Valet32 Tournament Elite 8 Results, Final Four Preview
The Elite 8 is in the books and we have all the results! There is plenty to analyze in the stats and we say goodbye to some of the movers and shakers, and one entrant continues to move forward after very close voting in the early rounds. Plus, we introduce the stats of the division winners and cover the matchups for the Final 4!
March 29, 2021
Episode 525: H.O.G. in the WOODS
We got a jam packed show for you Right out of the gate we are joined by ROH Superstar Josh “The Goods” Woods to talk about this Friday’s 19th Anniversary Show, his relationship with Silas Young, The Pure Division, Cats, and DC Movies. After an excellent conversation with Mr Woods we are joined by WWE Legend Henry O Godwinn. We talk about being a part of the Undertaker’s send off...
March 23, 2021
Valet32 Tournament Round of 16 Results, Elite 8 Preview
The Round of 16 comes to an end and we have all the results! More breakdown of the voting results with some interesting statistics from the second round. Plus upsets! Tony also breaks down the Elite 8 with who’s moving on and who they defeated to get there.
March 22, 2021
Episode 524: Tracy Williams, Night Moves
The boys are off and rocking on this episode. They start off the show with the usual banter, catch up with each other, and play some strange version of Name That Tune before jumping into some NWA talk before turning our attention to Impact Wrestling, and the monthly Impact Plus Special Sacrifice. They go over the card, the title changes, and what it means for Impact going forward We cover...
March 16, 2021
Valet32 Tournament Round One Results, Round of 16 Preview
The Round of 32 closes and we have all the results! Plus, Tony provides a breakdown of the voting results with some interesting statistics from the first round. We preview the Round of 16 and the matchups for this week of voting!
March 15, 2021
Episode 523: Barbed Wire Explosion
Fresh off the AEW Revolution PPV, we have a loaded show We first address why we don’t have a guest on the show tonight, then we do something we haven’t done in what seems like YEARS. We talk about last week’s Monday Night Raw. Tony watched the show, Matt is convinced that he will never get to face Bobby Lashley & Kevin believes Bob & Matt will one day be...
March 09, 2021
Valet32 Tournament Round One, Part Two Preview
The #Valet32 tournament continues with the second half of the first round with action from the Sensational and First Lady regions, and we bring you some information on the second sixteen participants!
March 08, 2021
Episode 522: We Watch Wrestling with Vince Averill
We had a huge week and wrestling, and so much to talk about. We are joined by Vince Averill, Co Host of the We Watch Wrestling Podcast. We talk about his podcast, stand up comedy, Chicken Sandwiches, NJPW, WWE, NWA, Cat Buttholes Too Much Wrestling, and a ton of other topics. He’s an awesome guest, and hosts an awesome podcast, we suggest you check it out. After Vince we follow...
March 02, 2021
Valet32 Tournament Round One, Part One Preview
The #Valet32 tournament begins with first-round action in the Fallen Angel and Original Diva divisions, and we bring you some information on the first sixteen participants! Be sure to vote on Facebook and Twitter! Facebook Twitter
March 01, 2021
Episode 521: Tombstone Jesus
Fresh off of the Elimination Chamber the boys hit the air running on all cylinders One of the boys went perfect with the picks, they cover the show, The Miz cashing in and some NXT news and notes. Matt and Tony jump down the AEW rabbit hole, talking the Women’s Eliminator from Japan last week, AEW Dynamite and the announcement of the Exploding Barbed Wire Match. After the break Kevin...
February 23, 2021
Episode 520: Sammy The Bull
The boys are back with another exciting episode. They talk about the past week, Valentines Day & such before they jump into the wrestling talk. Tons to cover this week, but we have to tie up some loose ends from last week, The Hulk Hogan theme song debate and the poll on twitter. That takes us into NXT Vengeance Day and another Wizard is perfect with his picks. The boys...
February 16, 2021
Episode 519: Fat Guys Don’t Fold
Its Monday, You Know What That Means Another episode with the boys, we catch up on the Super Bowl, this and that, then dive into a discussion about Hulk Hogan’s Theme Songs, Real American vs American Made, then Tony hits us with Voodoo Child, its a fun conversation. A brief touch on some NWA news, before we are joined by CW Anderson CW Anderson joins us to talk ECW, NWA,...
February 09, 2021
Episode 518: Beer City Rumble
Hot off the Royal Rumble and stuck inside from the massive snowstorm that was dumped on us, the boys got a lot to talk about. We jump right into the picks, and the 2021 Royal Rumble. Talk about the pre show tag match, Goldberg/Drew, gloss over Sasha/Carmella and get to the Women’s Royal Rumble. Everyone is on the same page with who won, its everything else that creates tons to...
February 02, 2021
Episode 517: Sparks Will Fly Again
It’s Royal Rumble week. Who is Bad Bunny? Matt has zero interest in the event. Tony can’t remember who won it the last few years and Kevin shows brief glimpses of Corporate Kevin. We are joined by Kayla Sparks, who started training at 13 years old, we talk about a variety of topics, from training as a 13 year old to retiring at 17, the Undertaker, The Godfather, the Spice...
January 26, 2021
Episode 516: Use the Hatch
It’s Monday. You know what that means Kevin, Matt and Tony are back, we kick off the show with the crowning of the 2020 Shining Wizards Picks Champion. Once the gloating and shit talking is done, we go over some facts from the 2020 Picks, then dive right into Impact’s Hard to Kill. We cover the card from front to back. Whats the next chapter in AEW vs Impact....
January 19, 2021
Episode 515: Maestro’s Birthday Christmas.
January 11th, 2021, its the Mikko Maestro Birthday Bash Boys are ready to celebrate and kick off the show with Kevin’s Top 5 List of Greatest Royal Rumble Eliminations that DIDN’T win the Rumble. Someone how we get into talking about Shawn Michaels from 1997, and that leads us down an interesting rabbit hole. We are then joined by the special guest Mr Mikko Maestro to celebrate his birthday. We...
January 12, 2021
Episode 514: Brody King
Its the 1st show of 2021, the boys talk about their New Years celebrations and start to get into the biggest show of the year for NJPW, Wrestle Kingdom 15 before they are joined by ROH Superstar Brody King. The boys talk some NJPW, ROH, God’s Hate, Brodie Lee, Wrestle Kingdom and much more. Its a must listen to episode Coming back from the break the boys finish up Wrestle...
January 05, 2021
Episode 513: It’s Monday. You Snow what that means
Its a very powerful and emotional episode. We are fresh off of Christmas and the untimely passing of Jon Huber aka Brodie Lee/Luke Harper. Matt is super emotional and he doesn’t know why, he kinda goes off the rails a bit. He’s done with the cancer in the world of pro wrestling. The boys calm the Fartquake down and share their feelings about Brodie and reflect on his career and...
December 29, 2020
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Mick Foley
Celebrate Christmas with this rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, with Santa enthusiast and hardcore legend, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley.
December 25, 2020
Episode 512: Moonshine Christmas
Its our Christmas Episode, as best as we can via zoom No presents sadly, but tons of wrestling talk and an excellent guest Indy Superstar Moonshine Mantel joins us to talk Chicago Bulls, SWE, Teddy Long, Ricky Starks, Kevin Sullivan, COVID and much more. Moonshine is going to be a huge star, so keep your eyes on him. After we talk with Moonshine we cover Picks, 1st its Ring of...
December 22, 2020
Episode 511: Reindeer Stew – The Mikko Maestro Story
Its a jam packed show, we start hot with the Impact/AEW Show Tuesday night, or shall we say Impact Show with Kenny Omega at the end. The question is raised, did Impact drop the ball with the show itself, we hit on a few Impact topics, including the happenings from Impact Resolution. We are joined by our Finnish friend Mikko Maestro for a bit, covering a range of topics that...
December 15, 2020
Episode 510: Fully Loaded
Logan Creed, Sledge & Gabby Ortiz All 3 were guests tonight on the show. We are fully loaded, talking about AEW, STING and AEW vs Impact. We are joined by Logan Creed who grew up an NWA fan, and he weights in on the Sting talk. We move to MLW, and what the future holds for the big man, life for a wrestling during a pandemic and more. More AEW...
December 08, 2020
Episode 509: Wizards Mad Libs
Season 10 Kicks off with a fun show. No guests, just the 3 of us clowns. We catch up with each other, talk a little about Thanksgiving. Tony finds a WWE Mad Libs so we fill that out while Kevin’s basement fills with water. We read the Mad Libs and realize its terrible. Tony watched UWN this week, so we run through that. Kevin watched Impact, and someone how we...
December 01, 2020
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Note: we have a cleaned up version now posted. Enjoy! Its the 9 Year Anniversary of The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast. We all booked surprise guests to celebrate 9 years and didn’t tell each other who we booked. We started the show with Finlands over Mikko Maestro, followed up by Duke the Dumpster Droese, and Chris Hammrick. We had a little break as the 7:45 guest didn’t call in before...
November 24, 2020
Episode 507: The Wonderful World of the Wizards
No guests lined up tonight, we start the only way we know how, talking about our assholes. This gets us to an awesome story from Kate the Great about her meeting Thunder Rosa. We jump into some Talk N Shop A Mania 2, Impact Turning Point, the Knockouts Tournament and some WWE talk & Zelina Vega & her whole situation before we jump into a break. Coming out we talk...
November 17, 2020
Episode 506: Talk N Shop with Rocky & Watts
Another Monday Night, another jam packed show. The boys catch up with each other, and talk turns to Zeus the Human Wrecking Machine. This somehow leads us down a Hulk Hogan/Ultimate Warrior rabbit hole before being joined by WATTS. Eric Watts has been a regular at Championship Wrestling from Hollywood & United Wrestling Network as well as being featured on AEW Dark recently. Talks turn to the UWN Title Tournament,...
November 10, 2020
Episode 504: Chamber of Horrors
The boys are back for another HUGE Show. Tons of wrestling to talk about as Impact’s Bound for Glory, and WWE Hell in a Cell were this weekend. We go over our picks, and talk about each event in depth. We also talk a little UWN, NWA TV Title and AEW. Tony hates the rankings and Orange Cassidy. We bang out some news and notes before taking a break, and...
October 27, 2020