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All About The Fans

July 19th, 2021

WWE is officially back with fans, and already we can feel the difference. We discuss the impact fans have on the performers and why this is such a big deal. Also: Is IMPACT the right choice for Buddy Murphy? Is Goldberg still a draw? Who wins in the Mandy Rose/Aliyah trade? Will we see a match between Samoa Joe and Karrion Kross? Why is there so much hate for Cody Rhodes? What is IMPACT doing creatively that WWE should explore? Plus, Alfonz Stevens tells us why we shouldn’t sleep on ROH. 

Episode 263: Bye Bye Bayley

July 11th, 2021

We were all shocked to hear that Bayley will be out of action for nine months.  How big of a loss is this, not only for Smackdown, but the entire women's division?  Who will step up and fill that big void?  With all the recent, and upcoming call ups, can NXT still thrive with the loss of some big names? How big of an impact will Aleister, oops, Malakai Black have in AEW?  We don't know about you, but we are officially rooting on Joe Gacy in the NXT Breakout Tournament! 

Episode 262: Rated R for Return

June 27th, 2021

The chopping block came to NXT this week as several names were added to the list of Future Endeavored in 2021.  We once again play the guessing game of who will end up where.  Which match stole the show at Hell in a Cell?  Will AEW airing on different nights actually help bring in new viewers?  How good is the NXT Women's Tag Division and why isn't crossing over into the main roster?  Which surprised you more, Edge's return or the debut of Diamond Mine?  Green Man is back and brings with him a dream match scenario, For Your Consideration.

Episode 261: NY State of Mind

June 20th, 2021

Becky Lynch has been spotted at the Performance Center, are we close to seeing the return of The Man?  With ratings dipping, Fox and NBCU have been pitching ideas for themed episodes.  Could the return of special gimmicks help them see the numbers they want?  AEW is coming to NYC for the first time, what went into selecting the venue and how smart of a move was it?  is LA Knight poised to be the next big thing?  Should some people stay in NXT rather than go to the main roster?  How impressive was the debut of Eva Maria?

Episode 260: Rush Decision

June 13th, 2021

Triple H made some comments that rubbed people the wrong way this week.  Were his comments out of line or does he have a point?  Braun Strowman is reportedly asking for five figures for an independent appearance, is this too high of a price for the former Universal Champion and is any promotion willing to cough up the money?  Lio Rush announced his surprise retirement, but have we in fact seen the last of the Man of the Hour?  Is Tony Khan a believable authority figure?  With the success of heel Roman Reigns, is there any regret in the WWE on not turning Cena heel when they had the chance?

Episode 259: For Sale, Call Vince

June 6th, 2021

Our AEW correspondent was in attendance for Double or Nothing, he offers his first hand account of how hot the crowd was and which match stole the show.  Some surprising names were released this week, a lot of people are saying AEW should sign them but should they?  Could all these recent cuts be part of a bigger plan, is Vince preparing to sell?  If so, which company is best equipped to buy them and is it a smart move to sell at this time?  Impact may have won the week with the help of that epic iron man match, but can we talk about how great Pat McAfee is doing on commentary?

Episode 258: The Britt Baker Era

May 30th, 2021

This week a bunch of WWE employees received their pink slips, including Adnan Virk.  What went wrong and how will his replacement Jimmy Smith fare?  Could we see the WWE become the exclusive North American partner for New Japan Pro Wrestling?  What would that mean for AEW and Jon Moxley?  How will Finn Balor be handled on his second stint on the main roster?  Cardi B will host SummerSlam, are hosts effective or even needed?  AEW finally upgraded their Women's Championship belt, what better way to usher in the Britt Baker era?  If God created the universe, does that mean aliens go to heaven?  If so, Papa Puddy is in store for one major party!

Episode 257: Zombies, Live Shows, and Backlash

May 23rd, 2021

WWE is making it's return to live crowds this summer! With other sports already bringing fans back, why did WWE wait so long? Also: Will we see Velveteen Dream signed to another promotion? Why is The Miz's injury so significant? Is Bronson Reed worth the hype? Is the AEW Women's Division vastly underrated? Just how vital is Don Callis to Kenny Omega's success? Plus, we take a look at Wrestlemania Backlash. Who stole the show? What grade does it get? And, ZOMBIES?!

Episode 256: No Zoom for You

May 16th, 2021

As things slowly return to normal, Marc Chouen joins MJP in person after 14 months on Zoom.  AEW is reportedly having some issues with their EVPs backstage, is the honeymoon period over?  Is RAW salvable and what should be done to help the red brand rise to prominence?  Zelina Vega is on her way back to the WWE, how should she be used upon her return?  Could Britt Baker be the best woman in the business today?  Are the Young Bucks trying to hard to generate heat?  Rick Recon made his AEW debut, remember that name, because we are sure you will be hearing more of it in the future.  We were saddened to learn that New Jack passed away, we look back and pay our respects to the ECW original.

Episode 255: There Will Be Blood

May 9th, 2021

The first Blood and Guts match is in the books, did it live up to the hype?  Aside from the ample amount of blood that was spilled, we also saw the return of chair shots to the head.  Are they here to stay or is the risk factor too high these days?  Will Cesaro ever win a World Championship in the WWE?  Daniel Bryan contract expired, will we ever see him in the ring again or have we seen one of the best hang up his boots for the last time?  Both MJF and Moose are primed for championship picture, but who will be the first to get their hands on some gold?  And amongst all the promotions today, who has the best commentary team?

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