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
This ain't the PWI 500, this ain't the Wrestling Observer, this is the Much Ado About Wrestling TOP TEN WRESTLERS OF THE YEAR! Tyler and Andrew quickly recap the matches that just missed the top matches list. Then the REST of the pod is a breakdown of the best wrestlers of the year, and what … Continue reading #12 – Top Ten Wrestlers of the Year!
You voted, we voted, democracy was exercised, AND NOW- we have our official list of TOP TEN MATCHES OF THE YEAR! Tyler and Andrew explain how the voting process went and remind us how the "Wrestling Calendar" works. Then the REST of the pod is a match-by-match analysis of the list, including comparisons to films … Continue reading #11 – Top Ten Matches of The Year!
Our scholars recover from the vast week that was WrestleMania 34, and take a look back at what was memorable for reasons both good and bad. They also talk up a contest for you all to enter, and look ahead to the Greatest Royal Rumble Please take a moment to VOTE for the Much Ado … Continue reading #10 – WrestleMania Recap
Want this article read to you? Click below to listen: Roman Wasn't Built In A Day: How to Pass the Torch to Roman Reigns By Andrew Terrance Kaberline When building a roster of wrestlers, WWE and Vince McMahon try to tick all the boxes. You got big wrestlers, small wrestlers, funny wrestlers, wrestlers who look … Continue reading How To Pass the Torch to Roman Reigns
Our scholars make it a three-peat, with their third installment this week. They take a look at wrestling shows this weekend that are more off the beaten path, starting with NXT, and moving further and further away from WWE. We introduce you to wrestlers you may not have seen, and tell you what you've been … Continue reading #09 – WrestleMania 34 Preview (NXT, ROH, and More!)
Want this article read to you? Click below to listen: Then. Now. FOREVER!: Predicting The Next 15 Years of WrestleMania By Pat Stango We're only days away from the 34th annual Wrestlemania, but rather than simply predicting who's going to win on this year's showcase the immortals (Reigns wins the title, Nakamura vs Styles gets … Continue reading Predicting The Next 15 Years of WrestleMania
Our scholars hunker down for their second podcast previewing WrestleMania 34. To get prepared, they preview the SmackDown brand's contributions to the big show, and debate if the land of opportunity has a real opportunity to main event on Sunday night. To begin the festivities, the hosts go down memory lane and talk about … Continue reading #08 – WrestleMania 34 Preview (Smackdown Matches)
Want this article read to you? Click below to listen: A Comparable Conundrum: Is WrestleMania Still the Super Bowl of Wrestling? By Andrew Terrance Kaberline Yesterday on the podcast we gave a definition of the term “WrestleMania.” It is a term that has reached a level of commonality in the cultural zeitgeist, perhaps even eclipsing … Continue reading Is WrestleMania Still The Super Bowl of Wrestling?