In celebration of our first birthday here at the podcast, we present a special retrospective of our favorite feature, The Kayfabe 5000! Subscribe to our show on iTunes We jump back in from the very beginning of Tyler's crazy invention, hearing the best questions and answers! (01:55) Then, we play our favorite version of the Kayfabe … Continue reading The Best of The Kayfabe 5000!
Our scholars remember the great factions in history and explore how they're used to regenerate a roster and main event scene. Subscribe to our show on iTunes Tyler and Andrew talk briefly about the pro wrestling world colliding with the geo-political world with WWE's Crown Jewel event, and if it will actually happen. (00:35) Then … Continue reading #19 – Factions
Our scholars throw on their tuxes and talk a long walk down the aisle through the complicated history of on-air weddings in pro wrestling! Tyler and Andrew talk about what they've learned from going to so many weddings as of late, and how the wedding has been a climactic storytelling element since the days … Continue reading #18 – Wrestling Weddings
A Betting Guide to Hell In A Cell 2018 By Andrew Terrance Kaberline If you’ve learned anything from our podcast this year, it should be that pro wrestling is theatre. It’s not fake, but it’s scripted. It’s not competition, but it’s athletic. It’s not real sports, but you can gamble on it- Wait, what? You … Continue reading Pro Wrestling Gambling – A Fantasy Sport
Our scholars do an intense review of everything that made up the unique wrestling extravaganza that was ALL IN! Tyler and Andrew give their initial thoughts of the storytelling of ALL IN, including the effectiveness of the WGN pre-show, the pacing of the evening, the emphasis on fun, their references to wrestling history, and … Continue reading #17 – ALL IN
A Minute-by-Minute Breakdown Of The Content We Normally Fast Forward By Andrew Terrance Kaberline The time was the early 2000s. ECW and WCW were no more. I was a pre-teen and burgeoning wrestling fan who just wanted to see as much content as I could lay my eyes on. It’s a small miracle that I … Continue reading Deep Thoughts On The NXT TakeOver Brooklyn Pre-Show
Our scholars recount the history of WWE SUMMERSLAM and preview the weekend's festivities, while touching on Weddings in wrestling, NOT TOUCHING anything to do with Randy Orton, and trying to see how many times they can say "biggest party of the summer." The boys are back! And now they have tickets to a particular … Continue reading #16 – The Biggest Party of the Summer… SummerSlam 2018!
Our scholars give an extensive history of WWE EXTREME RULES and preview tonight's show, while touching on the Brock Lesnar sighting in UFC, and exploring the possibilities in Ring of Honor and New Japan booking Madison Square Garden The hosts react to the appearance of the WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a UFC … Continue reading #15 – Extreme Rules 2018 Preview (Plus Brock to UFC and ROH to MSG)
Our scholars dive deep into one of the most important behind the scenes wrestling personalities, Dave Meltzer, and explore his match star rating review system The hosts go back to the classroom, and provide the Word of the Day, Dave Meltzer, (our first proper noun) and explore his position within the wrestling world, how … Continue reading #14 – Meltzer and the Five Stars
Our scholars take off their trendy Humanities berets and don their starchy Business suits, talking through exactly how wrestling companies make money, and why that might all be changing in October 2019 The hosts go back to the classroom, and provide the Word of the Day, DRAW, and jump into the history of top … Continue reading #13 – Drawing Money