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The Wrestling Purists

The Wrestling Purists

By Ryan Coddington
This is a professional wrestling podcast spanning the globe. Ryan and Jeff are two lifelong fans of professional wrestling who look at shows from the past and bring them to the present. We also make predictions!
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The Shoot, Episode 1: Nothing Elite
On this inaugural episode of “The Shoot”, Ryan & Jeff are joined by Eddy Shepard & Travis Lassiter to openly shoot on AEW, Dave Meltzer, UEW, and “Double K” Kris Keith.
02:39:53
August 14, 2022
Retro Review #35: WCW New Blood Rising (2000)
Ryan and Jeff welcome back special guest Travis Lassiter (Wrestling Ruined, NXT Evolution) to put another notch in their WCW 2000’s belt! This time, it’s New Blood Rising. SPOILER: still not good.
01:58:01
August 10, 2022
Retro Review #34: WWE Money in the Bank 2011
Ryan and Jeff, with special guest Eddy Shepard (NGW: Tennessee, Wrestling Ruined, NXT Evolution), discuss Money in the Bank 2011. The main event is CM Punk vs John Cena, for the WWE Championship, in Chicago…do you need more?
01:32:60
August 02, 2022
VCW Liberty Lottery REVIEW
Ryan and Jeff take a trip to Norfolk, VA to watch Virginia Championship Wrestling! Tonight was VCW’s Liberty Lottery event and the guys are here to share their thoughts on the show.
49:19
July 31, 2022
Retro Review #33: TNA No Surrender 2005
After a brief prologue about ROH’s Death Before Dishonor and Vince McMahon’s retirement, Ryan and Jeff discuss TNA’s No Surrender 2005!
01:53:09
July 26, 2022
Retro Review #32: WWF Invasion 2001
Ryan and Jeff talk about the 2001 PPV Invasion, as well as take a deep dive into the invasion angle as a whole.
01:45:46
July 17, 2022
Retro Review #31: WCW Bash at the Beach 2000
THAT’S WHY THIS PODCAST IS IN THE DARN SHAPE IT’S IN, BECAUSE OF EPISODES LIKE THIS! Ryan, Jeff, and guest Travis Lassiter (Wrestling Ruined, NXT Evolution) talk about the last TRUE Bash at the Beach from WCW in 2000.
01:47:46
July 13, 2022
Retro Review #30: WCW Bash at the Beach 1996
WHO’S THE THIRD MAN?! Find out as Ryan and Jeff dive deep into Bash at the Beach 1996!
01:53:56
July 04, 2022
AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door REACTIONS
Ryan and Jeff finish their weekend with Forbidden Door!
28:43
June 27, 2022
Retro Review #29: NXT Takeover: The End…of the Beginning
Ryan and Jeff welcome back Eddy Shepard (NXT: Tennessee, Wrestling Ruined, NXT Evolution) to talk about the last Takeover from Full Sail University!
01:21:16
June 26, 2022
AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door “PREDICTIONS”
Ryan shares his predictions/thoughts/opinions/excitement on AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door!
42:41
June 24, 2022
Retro Review #28: ECW One Night Stand 2005
Off of a hectic weekend of wrestling, the Purists don’t get a day off. Ryan and Jeff are here to talk about ECW One Night Stand 2005!
01:44:15
June 21, 2022
UEW Cataclysm REVIEW
Ryan and Jeff are on the road again, here to review United Elite Wrestling’s event “Cataclysm”!
51:24
June 19, 2022
IMPACT Wrestling SLAMMIVERSARY Predictions!
Ryan shares his thoughts on IMPACT Wrestling’s Slammiversary PPV, as well as Triplemania and more!
29:39
June 18, 2022
Retro Review #27: WCW Great American Bash 2000
Wow. Ummm…Ryan and Jeff are back, once again with Travis Lassiter (Wrestling Ruined). This is a really bad show. Enjoy the guys ranting a bit and really letting loose on this garbage fire!
02:18:20
June 13, 2022
In Your House & Hell in a Cell PREDICTIONS
Ryan predicts NXT 2.0’s In Your House & WWE’s Hell in a Cell events this weekend…oh, and comments on CM Punk’s announcement on Rampage!
21:22
June 04, 2022
AEW Double or Nothing 2022 REACTIONS
A very tired Ryan gives his late night thoughts on what took place at AEW’s Double or Nothing 2022!
16:24
May 30, 2022
Retro Review #26: NXT Takeover: Chicago (2017)
Ryan and Jeff are back with Eddy Shepard (NGW: Tennessee, Wrestling Ruined) to review NXT Takeover: Chicago from 2017! Oh, they go on a mini-rant on CM Punk too!
01:07:31
May 29, 2022
AEW Double or Nothing 2022 PREDICTIONS
Ryan shares his predictions for AEW’s Double or Nothing 2022!
33:53
May 28, 2022
Retro Review #25: ROH/NJPW Global Wars 2015
Ryan and Jeff are a quarter of the way to the century mark! How do they celebrate? By watching a really strong ROH/NJPW show. This time, it’s the prelude to Best in the World, Global Wars!
01:29:04
May 22, 2022
Retro Review #24: TNA Sacrifice 2007
Ryan and Jeff share what they remember about TNA, then talk about Sacrifice 2007!
01:29:51
May 17, 2022
Retro Review #23: WWE Judgment Day 2004
Ryan and Jeff discuss a below par Smackdown exclusive pay-per-view, Judgment Day 2004!
01:15:17
May 11, 2022
Under Siege & WrestleMania Backlash PREDICTIONS!
Ryan shares his predictions for IMPACT Wrestling’s Under Siege PPV & WWE’s WrestleMania Backlash premier live event!
42:47
May 07, 2022
Recent NXT releases, Roderick Strong update!
Ryan discusses some of the NXT talent released on Friday, April 29. He also provides a critical update on Roddy Strong in NXT!
21:47
May 04, 2022
Retro Review #22: WCW Slamboree 2000
Ryan and Jeff welcome Travis Lassiter (Wrestling Ruined) back to the show to talk about the WCW PPV with a Ready To Rumble tie-in, Slamboree 2000!
02:15:08
May 01, 2022
Cassie Lee & Jessica McKay (fka The IIconics, The IInspiration) STEPPING AWAY!
In an announcement earlier today, both ladies (in a joint statement) stated they are stepping away from in-ring action. Hear what Ryan thinks on this stunning news.
15:07
April 28, 2022
Retro Review #21: NXT TakeOver: Dallas (2016)
Ryan and Jeff welcome Eddy Shepard back to the pod! They discuss Takeover: Dallas!
01:28:17
April 24, 2022
Retro Review #20: WWE WrestleMania 31
Ryan and Jeff discuss their last (scheduled) WrestleMania of 2022 - the 31st edition.
01:31:08
April 18, 2022
UEW: Absolute Power REVIEW
Ryan and Jeff head to Richmond, VA to see UEW again!
45:05
April 17, 2022
AEW! Rampage, Battle of the Belts 2 PREDICTIONS!
Ryan gives his predictions for Rampage and Battle of the Belts 2!
23:34
April 14, 2022
Retro Review #19: WWE WrestleMania XXVIII
Ryan and Jeff review “Once in a Lifetime”, WrestleMania 28!
01:49:09
April 11, 2022
Jeff’s thoughts on WrestleMania!
Ryan’s in there too! This started out as us recording Retro Review #18, then we realized this is its own episode!
35:17
April 06, 2022
Retro Review #18: WWE WrestleMania 21
Ryan and Jeff discuss WrestleMania 21!
01:19:38
April 06, 2022
REACTION to WrestleMania Weekend
Ryan, very tired and potentially a little intoxicated, gives his brief reaction of the 4 major wrestling cards that took place over WrestleMania weekend!
31:18
April 04, 2022
WrestleMania 38 PREDICTIONS
The one you’ve been waiting for. Everything WrestleMania related from tonight’s Smackdown to the main event of night 2. Ryan’s giving you ALL the predictions!
44:46
April 01, 2022
March Madness #5: Best AEW Theme Song
Ryan reveals his pick for the best AEW theme song!
24:33
April 01, 2022
NXT Stand and Deliver PREDICTIONS
Ryan unfortunately predicts NXT Stand and Deliver.
15:29
April 01, 2022
IMPACT Wrestling’s Multiverse of Matches PREDICTIONS
Ryan predicts IMPACT’s Multiverse of Matches card, as a part of WrestleCon. They’ve teamed up with NWA & NJPW for a good looking card!
20:03
April 01, 2022
ROH Supercard of Honor XV PREDICTIONS
With minimal information about the new ROH under Tony Khan’s direction, Ryan does his best to provide predictions for Supercard of Honor 15!
13:42
April 01, 2022
March Madness #4: What is the BEST Wrestling Theme? (no ROH, AEW, NJPW)
Ryan takes a 64-theme bracket from Mandatory.com and selects the best wrestling theme!
58:15
April 01, 2022
Retro Review #17: WWE WrestleMania XIX (2003)
Ryan and Jeff welcome Travis Lassiter from Wrestling Ruined as they all dive head first into WrestleMania 19!
02:18:50
March 27, 2022
March Madness #3: Who is the BEST King of the Ring winner?
Ryan fills out his bracket for the BEST King of the Ring winner!
47:36
March 24, 2022
Retro Review #16: WWF WrestleMania XIV (1998)
Ryan & Jeff continue their Mania reviews by taking a look at 14. What role does Mike Tyson have on this show? Can Austin win the first world title of his career? Those questions and many more are answered on this episode of “Retro Review”!
01:57:21
March 21, 2022
March Madness, Part 2: Best ROYAL RUMBLE Winners
With March Madness now in full swing, Ryan picks a bracket to determine who is the best Royal Rumble winner.
56:12
March 19, 2022
March Madness, Part 1: Best WRESTLEMANIA Matches
It's tourney time, baby! Ryan takes a fan-made bracket that will decide which is the best Wrestlemania match of all-time. Despite a couple of big matches missing from the field, a job well done!
01:11:45
March 16, 2022
Retro Review #15: WWF Wrestlemania IX (1993)
WITH SPECIAL GUEST EDDY SHEPARD FROM WRESTLING RUINED AND NEXT GENERATION WRESTLING: TENNESSEE! Ryan, Jeff, and special guest Eddy talk about Wrestlemania 9, which is widely regarded as one of the worst, if not the worst, Mania of all-time. Do the guys agree?
01:46:28
March 14, 2022
Retro Review #14: WWF WrestleMania X (1994)
It's Wrestlemania season! Ryan and Jeff kick it off with a review of Wrestlemania 10.
01:47:60
March 06, 2022
Retro Review #13: ROH 14th Anniversary Show (2016)
Jeff finally gets his wish...LESS WCW, MORE ROH! We dive into ROH's 14th Anniversary Show from 2016, featuring many AEW stars you see today! **This was recorded before Tony Khan made his historic announcement on Dynamite regarding the purchase of ROH.**
01:21:06
March 03, 2022
Retro Review #12: TNA Against All Odds 2008
Ryan and Jeff dive back into the TNA pool to look at another pre-Hogan era PPV, featuring multiple "matches" that leave you asking yourself whether or not it is indeed a wrestling match. This is Against All Odds 2008.
01:30:05
February 20, 2022
Retro Review #11: WWE No Way Out 2003
Well, it's not WCW! Ryan and Jeff are talking No Way Out 2003, where Stone Cold makes his return and we get 2 "main event" rematches nobody asked for!
01:09:23
February 13, 2022
Retro Review #10: WCW Superbrawl Revenge 2001
This is a long one. Jeff and Ryan do their best to finish WCW Superbrawl Revenge, WCW's 2nd-to-last PPV in company's history.
01:27:05
February 09, 2022
Everything WRONG with the Royal Rumble AND Shane McMahon
Well, Vince fired his own son. Ryan talks about that, as well as what's wrong with the Royal Rumble and how to potentially fix it.
28:59
February 02, 2022
Retro Review #9: WWE Royal Rumble 2014
Ryan and Jeff get together to talk about one of the worst Royal Rumble installments of all-time, 2014!
01:41:41
January 24, 2022
UEW presents Ignition
"Hot and fresh out the kitchen"...Ryan and Jeff travel to Richmond to watch United Elite Wrestling's first show of 2022, IGNITION! Here is their uncut reaction to the show. **We couldn't remember Isaiah FRAZIER's last name, so we sincerely apologize!**
40:56
January 23, 2022
2021 Pro Wrestling Awards, presented in 2022
Ryan takes a different approach in revealing his choices for wrestling categories in 2021. He reviews PWI's list, adjusts it accordingly, then adds his own categories and winners. Come see who gets an award!
01:05:46
January 22, 2022
NXT 2.0 is just the worst
Ryan shares his controversial thoughts about NXT 2.0 and why he will never watch it again.
31:17
January 19, 2022
Retro Review #8: WWE Royal Rumble 2003
Ryan and Jeff are back with the next big "Retro Review"! This time, it's WWE's Royal Rumble 2003!
01:37:18
January 16, 2022
Retro Review #7: WWF Royal Rumble 2002
Ryan and Jeff are back at it again, as we are deep into Royal Rumble season! On this Retro Review, they talk about the 2002 edition.
01:25:27
January 10, 2022
Retro Review #6: WCW Sin 2001
Ryan and Jeff talk about the first part of the unholy WCW PPV triforce, Sin 2001!
01:28:37
January 02, 2022
Retro Review #5: WCW Starrcade 1994
Ryan and Jeff review arguably one of the worst Starrcade events in WCW history, 1994!
01:04:09
December 27, 2021
Not An Excellent Adventure, but A Bogus Journey!
Ryan and friends went to Next Generation Wrestling: Tennessee's "A Bogus Journey" show, in association with United Elite Wrestling! We normally go to Knoxville, TN to see them, but this time, they came to see us! Listen as he tells you about his experience.
31:48
November 29, 2021
Retro Review #4: TNA Turning Point 2009
Ryan and Jeff talk about one of the last PPV's that TNA put on before the Hulk Hogan era - Turning Point 2009.
01:02:54
November 28, 2021
Retro Review #3: WWF Survivor Series 2001
Ryan and Jeff discuss the end of the Invasion angle by taking a look at WWF Survivor Series 2001!
01:08:35
November 22, 2021
Retro Review #2: ECW November to Remember 1995
On this Retro Review, Ryan and Jeff talk about ECW November to Remember 1995!
01:05:50
November 16, 2021
Retro Review #1: WCW Battlebowl 1993
The journey begins! The first episode of "The Wrestling Purists" have Ryan and Jeff talk about WCW Battlebowl 1993.
01:11:23
November 08, 2021
Lost Episode #30: WCW Halloween Havoc 1997
Ryan, as himself, and Jeff review WCW Halloween Havoc 1997.
01:02:01
October 04, 2021
Lost Episode #29: ROH Best in the World 2015
Ryan, as himself, and Jeff review ROH Best in the World 2015.
01:07:35
September 20, 2021
Lost Episode #28: WWE Bad Blood 2003
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WWE Bad Blood 2003.
53:49
June 14, 2021
Lost Episode #27: WWE Backlash 2005
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WWE Backlash 2005.
41:10
June 01, 2021
Lost Episode #26: WCW Slamboree 1998
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WCW Slamboree 1998.
01:05:10
May 18, 2021
Lost Episode #25: ROH / NJPW G1 Supercard (2019)
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review the ROH / NJPW G1 Supercard from 2019.
01:12:34
May 03, 2021
Lost Episode #24: WWF WrestleMania X-Seven (2001)
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WWF WrestleMania X-Seven.
01:17:04
April 19, 2021
Lost Episode #23: WWE WrestleMania XX (2004)
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WWE WrestleMania 20.
01:25:01
April 05, 2021
Lost Episode #22: WCW Greed 2001
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WCW Greed 2001.
01:02:25
March 29, 2021
Lost Episode #21: MLW Superfight 2019
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review MLW Superfight from February 2019.
36:15
March 02, 2021
Lost Episode #20: WCW Superbrawl 2000
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WCW Superbrawl 2000.
01:00:07
February 16, 2021
Lost Episode #19: WWE Royal Rumble 2018
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WWE Royal Rumble 2018.
01:08:43
January 31, 2021
Lost Episode #18: WWF Royal Rumble 2000
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WWF Royal Rumble 2000.
58:56
January 19, 2021
Lost Episode #17: WWF Royal Rumble 1994
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WWF Royal Rumble 1994.
01:00:32
January 04, 2021
Lost Episode #16: WCW Starrcade 1997
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, and Jeff review WCW Starrcade 1997. This is the first episode where Jeff becomes a permanent co-host.
01:05:58
December 13, 2020
Lost Episode #15: WWF Survivor Series 1990
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews WWF Survivor Series 1990.
42:59
November 11, 2020
Lost Episode #14: WCW Halloween Havoc 1999
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, pairs up with Matt Lilly from Podcast World Order, to review WCW Halloween Havoc 1999.
01:16:22
October 31, 2020
Lost Episode #13: WCW Halloween Havoc 1996
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, pairs up with Patrick Lilly from Podcast World Order, to review WCW Halloween Havoc 1996.
01:09:47
October 26, 2020
Lost Episode #12: WCW Halloween Havoc 1994
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, pairs up with Dwight Parker from Podcast World Order, to review WCW Halloween Havoc 1994.
59:44
October 20, 2020
Lost Episode #11: WCW Halloween Havoc 1992
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, pairs up with Jeff for the first time, as they review WCW Halloween Havoc 1992.
01:05:18
October 12, 2020
Lost Episode #10: TNA No Surrender 2006
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews TNA No Surrender 2006.
40:24
October 05, 2020
Lost Episode #9: ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999.
39:43
September 24, 2020
Lost Episode #8: NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way (2014)
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way from 2014.
26:55
September 17, 2020
Lost Episode #7: Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Rager Wrestling at Sea (2018)
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Rager Wrestling at Sea from 2018.
34:57
September 14, 2020
Lost Episode #6: WWF Summerslam 2000
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews WWF Summerslam 2000.
44:44
September 10, 2020
Lost Episode #5: WCW Road Wild 1998
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews WCW Road Wild 1998.
44:45
September 08, 2020
Lost Episode #4: TNA Hardcore Justice 2010
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews TNA Hardcore Justice 2010.
52:30
September 02, 2020
Lost Episode #3: WWE Summerslam 2010
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews WWE Summerslam 2010.
55:46
August 03, 2020
Lost Episode #2: ECW Heat Wave 1998
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews ECW Heat Wave 1998.
47:32
July 29, 2020
Lost Episode #1: Heroes of Wrestling (1999)
Ryan, as Codd Sinclair, reviews Heroes of Wrestling 1999, a show that is considered to be the worst pro wrestling show of all-time.
52:20
July 19, 2020