In part 2 of our mega episode, we talk Corona Virus ( and Iceland, the inevitable issue with Tessa Blanchard as Impact champ, the right and wrong way to use a legend on TV, "The Wellness Policy", and more banter.
2 Part mega show to make up for missing last weeks. In tis section we talk AEW Revolution, C2E2, Matt Hardy, The Walmart Boys, and Uncle Dave's 2019 Awards......or basically Christ Jericho appreciation.
"1-900-Hustler" Jay-z, Beanie Segal, Freeway, and Memphis Bleek
We were busy this week just like the wrestling industry, but we still couldn't let this week pass without getting some stuff off our chest. We maybe tabling AEW Revolution, C2E2, NXT, ROH, the Corona Virus, and wrestling Twitter losinf their minds, but we couldn't let a few things wait that long. Here's a collections of our individual thoughts pieced together with mad beats provided my Anchor.fm for a short episode of the Wisemen Wrestling Podcast and we'll talk to you next week.
Big show this week talking a lot of news and rumors surrounding WrestleMania as it stands, the Wednesday night shows, Cody's press call that dealt with criticisms of Nyla Rose, a question to Booker T, and some takes on boxing and baseball.
The Wisemen celebrate all the women driven wrestling news this week, talk NXT Takover Portland, discuss the state of Rusev Day and the even dire circumstances for Cedric Alexander.
"Michelle" By Raposdy X Elle Varner
We talk about the XFL, pay homage to the great J Dilla, then get straight into New Japan news. We learn about Malloy Weiss Syndrome, gush over future NJPW shows including Madison Square Garden return Summer Slam weekend. We get excited about new prospects Killer Kross and Tim Thatcher in WWE, decypher Edge's new contract whilst examining what is considered a "career ending" injury. We also take a stab at booking EC3 from purgatory to prominence. We also give props to Bianca Belair and Cody Rhodes and wag the finger at the internet for picking on Paige.
Contains music "Upside Down" by Royce Da 5'9 feat Benny the Butcher and "Playas" by Slum Village
WWE stock price takes a dive admist of some questionable moves in the front office. Meanwhile The Revival still want out, the universe may be over Becky Lynch, and Brock might just be the in-ring GOAT. The WISEMEN discuss.
"General Patton" By Big Boi
After paying respects to Kobe, we talk aboout Becky's statement, Rey Mysterio's sacrifice for Andrade and a Mania moment, FITE TV making moves, Impact's blunders, Adam Blaimed, Mustafa Ali, and all the PPVs of the weekend through the Royal Rumble.
"Hold Me Remix" by Brian McKnight feat Kobe Bryant
David Beniot wants to wrestle as his dad, Tessa denies using the N-word, Royal Rumble loses some shine, Jericho Cruise will be a hit, and there will never be an "ESPN" for pro-wrestling. Change our minds.
"Overcomer" by Royce Da 5'9" X WESTSIDEGUNN
The first time the Wisemen are recording with new toys courtesy of Rode and the Rode Podcaster Pro. Will Tessa Blanchard's historic victory be tainted with accusations of bullying and racism? Does Brock entering the Royal Rumble make the Royal Rumble interesting? Will AEW make the right adjustement to their creative before TNT steps in? And who wins in a battle of wits between The Shaun and The Angry Puerto Rican? All is answered in a 3 hour edition.
"Night Job" by BAS feat J-Cole
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We managed to watch all of Wrestle Kingdom 14 this past weekend and boy were we excited. We definitely made that pact to one day visit Japan, and we managed to talk a little bit about othe wrestling news as well. Nevermind the rapper decapitation stuff.
"Tokyo" by BROCKHAMPTON
A festive episode showcasing all the gifts Santa handed out from Killer Cross's release to Marty Scurll's NWA appearance to Rhea Ripley's NXT Women's Championship win. Then, we have a heart to heart with AEW and its stans about what's not so great about the product, why we think its that way, and how they can start 2020 fresh. Plus who's worse on Twitter: Seth Rollins or Corey Graves?
"Player's Ball" by Outkast
The Wisemen analyze and eulogize the "Women's Evolution", talk a bunch of great wrestling over the weekend, discuss Jim Ross's comments on perfromance enchacing suppliments, and talk AEW's potential C2E2 weekend takover.....all while keeping a close eye on free agent Marty Scrull.
"Glowed Up" by DJ KAYTRANADA feat. Anderson.Paak
The Wisemen follow all the traffic of those coming and going to and from the WWE, NWA, and even the wrestling business itself. We also implore wrestling fans to cease the harassment of talent, as only a wrestling fan would be interested in stealing gear from wrestlers out of their rental cars near the Logan Square area. #fortheculture
Song "Kill Jill" By Big Boi, Killer Mike, and Jeezy
Jarrod takes the wheel to talk about some of the recent econimic feats of Chris Jericho and Bray Wyatt, talk about AEW's newest hater Chris Cruise, Trisha vs the Sandman, and what's simply wrong with pro-wrestling. ACH, Mauro Renallo, and more.
Featruing "Bubblin" By Anderson.paak and the intro to "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot" by DMX.
Jarrod reviews HOG No Limit, have a conversation about AEW keeping its promises, nostalgic acts, and evaluate tag team wrestling across the board. This podcast also once again would like to send condolences to family and friends of Matt Travis.
Jarrod tries to figure out why there is no left turns in New Jersey state while the Wisemen analyze the numbers that count; the WWE stock price, Crown Jewel fallout, Wednesday night highlights, an excellent Friday Night Smackdown NXT Takeover special, and preview Joey Mercury's Jerry Macguire moment on Twitter. #fortheculture
We give Wisemen Shaun the floor to speak on his initial feelings towards the Jordan Myles situation, talk about the latest developements in the story, then talk about WWE needs for nostalgia as a draw. This podcast is and will forever be #fortheculture.
Jarrod and Ray sound off further on the t-shirt matter as well as discuss women's divisions across NXT and AEW while praising CM Punk on his grammar and wagging the finger at the WWE2K20 video game.
In this installment, Shaun and Ray tackle the most congested week in pro-wrestling television history by the numbers, being ratings. How memorable Raw was this week, evaluating the first week of NXT and AEW going head 2 head, the good and the bad of SmackDown, and making sense of a very pieced together Hell In A Cell.
The Wisemen back as a unit to tackle the biggest week in wrestling broadcast history and highlighting the surrounding news and rumors like Seth Rollins deleting his Twitter, the impending Wednesday NIght War, SmackDown Live debut expectations, and still trying to figure out whats wrong with Ring Of Honor.
A long episode for the Wisemen as they recap NXT USA debut, analyze the recent WWE returns, and discuss at length the true economy of pro-wrestling along with the substance abuse issues and mental health triggers that go along with it.
The Wisemen had a lot to discuss during a fairly slow week in wrestling counting the many things that Chris Jericho has gotten over through his career, talking the Women's revolution in pro-wrestling, evaluating the King Of the Ring tournament at this moment, and a serious situation that took place at a Revolution Pro show in the UK that no one is talking about yet. And sharing a special message to those that spend time in dark places from Killer Cross.
Intro: "Black Magic" by Little Brother
Outro: "368" by J Dilla
Wisemen Shaun asks the question as it relates to the battle royal match on the Buy In for AEW's All Out as he points out missed opportunities to showcase female talent.
Intro: "Hatshepsut" by Rapsody ft Queen Latifah
In an episode riddled with discussion of chicken sandwiches, we do manage to talk about Evolve 134, NXT's move to the USA Network, "Heels" with Stephen Anell, and a possible wrestling industry crash. We even manage to discuss the Amazon rain forest. Your welcome.
The Wisemen do some catching up with SummerSlam Easter eggs, Give some flowers to Freelance Wrestling, NXTs move to USA network on Wednesday nights, tournaments, Bray Wyatt makes the tip 5 WWE debuts of all time, and more.
Congrats to Ray and Claire! How long is Kofi keeping the WWE title? Should wrestlers unionize? Is Vince McMahon really that petty? And what is the job description for Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff? The Wisemen discuss these things and more.
The Wisemen are back talking wrestling. We say good bye to legend Harley Race, talk about the hardcore vs "casual" fan, talk about Matt Riddle's latest Twitter rant, and properly geek out over the G1 Climax.
After taking a week off, the Wisemen are back during one of the most intense periods in pro-wrestling to talk about everything but. Join us at the dinner table this week and we'll get into all that wrestling stuff next week.
The week, the Wisemen take a look at the rise and fall of popularity of wrestling factions as many faction members made waves in the news this week. We take a look back 23 years ago to date to when Hogan turned heel and the infamous NWO formed.
Jarrod shares his family vacation high points, we say good -bye to Adrian Macllum, geek out about the G1 tournament blocks, talk about Scarlett Bourdeaux and Killer Cross's contracts situation, what we learned from Tony Khan and Stone Cold Steve Austin, the next moves for WWE, and more.
We pay tribute to great wrestling dad in Dusty Rhodes, celebrate 5 years of Freelance Wrestling couple with a review of a very fun show, track the continued emancipation of Jon Moxley, do some digging into some Ring Of Honor dirty laundry, ad give R-Truth his flowers for putting the entire mainstream WWE product on his back. Happy Fathers Day!
This week, the Wisemen talk Take Over CT, the NXT UK debacle, California Law AB5, the continued emancipation of Jon Moxley, NJPW Dominion, and controversies surrounding WWE Super Saudi Cash Grab Showdown.
After taking a week off, the Wisemen do some catching up on Double or Nothing, following the emancipation of Jon Moxley, and talk about some WWE news. Ray also makes it clear we'll never ever get an Omaha Steaks sponsorship.
The Wisemen leave the mics on for a whole 2 hours as they discuss news headlined by the untimely death of Ashley Massaro, a fly on the wall spilling the beans to Wade Keller about HHH and the WWE creative team's frustrations, Vince Macmahon's genius in keeping us hooked to his product regardless of ratings and declining ticket sales, and one more glance over the Double or Nothing card before Saturday, May 25th.
Ahead of network upfronts this week, many civilians were exposed to AEW and had some questions. The Wisemen breakdown what this AEW thing is and what it means for wrestling on American cable in the fall, as well as breakdown the card for Double or Nothing......and smoe personal venting.
Conrad Thompson has had a time putting together Starcast 2 and sometimes it gets to the point where all you can do is laugh. Especially dealing with the WWE executive ego. The Wisemen also find much more to laugh at in this extended segment
What's eating Sasha Banks part 2: Electric Boogaloo! Gail Kim comments on the elephant in the room as it concerns to Sasha's stalemate with WWE, so we have to as well. When will the WWE ever have a real plan for the women on the main roster? And does it always have to involve the blondes?
Lio Rush, known for back stage and locker room heat, has stirred the pot enough for us to have a conversation about it. Is it the case of the right fight with the wrong mouth piece? Is $300K/yr a deal he should take? And what will happen to Lio when the dust settles?
The Wisemen discuss Dave Meltzer's sediments on who deserves opportunities in the WWE past and present, why it doens't happen today in the WWE, and what could remedy situation between the company and the fans.
Sasha Banks' long main roster history of backstage drama culminates with a series of stories over Mania weekend about her frustrations playing out to losing the titles and more. We take a deep dive into the troubles and offer a very possible reason.
Jarrod talks about his weekend in New York and how to have fun during Mania weekend without Wrestlemania. We go through the rundown of the G1/Supercard of Honor from Madison Square Garden and we promise to try and watch more Ring Of Honor
John Oliver cuts a 22 minute promo on his HBO late night show against the WWE and Vince Mcmahon that at least has the wrestling world buzzing at least. As good of a job that John did, we discuss what else needs to happen spawning from this to actually inspire change in the way the wrestling industry handles how they employee superstars, provide health insurance, and if unionizing is even possible.
The Wisemen discuss all of the other outside interest in pro-wrestling and WWE and what it really means in terms of money and passion. Just like with contract-gate, athletes retiring from other sports are showing or teasing interest, and even signing on. Plus, where will the recently emancipated performers from the El Rey lawsuits end up? We discuss.
Slow week for news, then BAM!! We're hit from all sides with more wrestling news than we can handle. With one of our Wisemen absent, Ray and J-Rod with his trusty lightsaber run through today's top breaking developments during another underwhelming episode of Raw as usual.
SPOILERS! NXT tapings have already occured but yet to air. The Wisemen have the Takeover card and discuss in detail what that is and their predictions. Do politics and roster call-ups ruin the outcomes of these matches? And what's next?
Wrestlemania is in New York* (Jersey) this year and is going to be over 35 hours long, but with 3 weeks left, half the card isn't even full. And Monday Night Raw in Chicago didn't do anything to remedy that issue. Will Aj and Orton steal the show? Will Brock and Rollins be a squash? Will Kofi have his moment? Will the Usos go back to being on the preshow? The Wisemen discuss with contempt.
In the latest news from WWE Contract Gate, The Good Brothers turn down a lucrative deal. Is this a negotiation tactic or is the band getting back together in AEW? Also Jushin Thunder Liger retirement announcement.