RASD 12/19/18: The FresNO Movement, Mustafa Ali pins Daniel Bryan, Paige out as GM

December 19, 2018

 

John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 12/19/18:

As the WWE continued their “fresh start”, SmackDown featured several performers returning from the WWE’s witness protection program, Shane McMahon provides an update on Paige, the return of Sanity, a big night for Mustafa Ali teaming with AJ Styles against Daniel Bryan and Andrade Cien Almas, plus Asuka defends her women’s title against Naomi.

We discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES with Raw’s viewership rising with the return of Vince McMahon, a look at the NXT call-ups that were announced on Raw, and why certain performers were chosen for those spots.

Plus Café feedback, comments & questions from the POST Wrestling Forum.

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**THIS WEEK ON THE PATREON DOUBLE SHOT**

  • Wai Ting and John Pollock chat Being the Elite’s latest episode Leaving the Territory as the group finishes up their final Ring of Honor commitments and give their decision to “H”
  • A review of the recent WWE Chronicle profiling Becky Lynch on the road to TLC, detailing her early days in professional wrestling, leaving the industry for several years, her love of media and her appearance on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show.
  • Plus, the two chat about the excellent tag match involving The Golden Lovers against Hiroshi Tanahashi and Will Ospreay from Korakuen Hall this past Saturday.

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RAR 12/17/18: Vince McMahon’s big announcement, Raw’s “Fresh Start”

December 18, 2018
With John Pollock feeling under the weather, Wai Ting is joined by Nate Milton to review WWE RAW 12/17/18:

Vince McMahon returns to the show to announce the new leader of Monday Night Raw, Baron Corbin receives a final chance to become Raw GM, Dean Ambrose and Ronda Rousey issue Open Challenges, and a number of NXT call-ups are announced on this “new” and “fresh” edition of Raw.

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WWE TLC 2018 POST Show w/ John Pollock & Wai Ting

December 17, 2018

John Pollock & Wai Ting review WWE TLC 2018 headlined by Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte vs. Asuka in the first-ever Women’s TLC match for the SD Women’s Championship.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, John had to step away midway through the show. Taking his place to help Wai finish the review were a few of our live listeners from the chat room! Special thanks to Brandon (unfortunately omitted here due to poor streaming quality), Hanzi and Louis.

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WWE TLC
Saturday, December 16th
SAP Center
San Jose, CA
*TLC Match for SD Women’s Title: Becky Lynch © vs. Charlotte vs. Asuka
*Intercontinental Title: Seth Rollins © vs. Dean Ambrose
*WWE Title: Daniel Bryan © vs. AJ Styles
*Raw Women’s Title: Ronda Rousey © vs. Nia Jax
*Chairs Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton
*Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor
*Tables Match: Natalya vs. Ruby Riott
*TLC Match: Baron Corbin vs. Braun Strowman
*SD Tag Team Titles: The Bar © vs. The New Day vs. The Uso’s
*Mixed Match Challenge Finals: Mahalicia (Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox) vs. Fabulous Truth (R-Truth & Carmella)
*Ladder Match: Elias vs. Bobby Lashley
*WWE Cruiserweight Title: Buddy Murphy © vs. Cedric Alexander

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POST Puroresu: WH’s Year End Awards, Dynamite Kid, Tokyo Sports Awards

December 15, 2018

 

John Pollock and WH Park present their final show of 2018 featuring WH’s Year-End picks with his Best Wrestler, Tag Team, Show, Match, and Ring Gear of 2018.

Plus, the two cover the passing of Tom “Dynamite Kid” Billington, an overview of all the key Japanese promotions and the pressing issues they face in 2019, the Tokyo Sports Awards, Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Great Voyage card this weekend, PAC wins the Open the Dream Gate championship, and a breakdown of New Japan’s World Tag League and All Japan’s Real World Tag League tournaments.

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EGGSHELLS Podcast Companion: 2014 w/ Juan Torres

December 15, 2018
The EGGSHELLS Podcast Companion is a series of shows exploring a different year in the wrestling history of the Tokyo Dome with a different guest each episode.

Episode 26 sees Chris Charlton and Juan Torres from The Lion Marks look at 2014. NJPW have a grandiose card with spectacular entrances, Great Muta has his last Tokyo Dome match, and a controversial poll sees Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura edge out Kazuchika Okada and Tetsuya Naito to take the main event spot. The podcast is an audio companion to EGGSHELLS: Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome, available now!

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ROH Final Battle 2018 POST Show w/ John Pollock & Mike Murray

December 15, 2018
John Pollock & Mike Murray are back to review Ring of Honor’s Final Battle card from the Hammerstein Ballroom. The show featured Ladder War VII, Jay Lethal defending the ROH title against Cody, the I Quit match between Bully Ray and Flip Gordon, Jeff Cobb defending the ROH Television title against Hangman Page and more.

Plus, a discussion on what Ring of Honor needed to accomplish on this show, whether there was a lost opportunity, and the way Cody, The Young Bucks, and Hangman Page were handled on this show.

ROH Final Battle
Friday, December 14th
Hammerstein Ballroom
*Jay Lethal vs. Cody for the ROH title
*Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian vs. The Young Bucks vs. The Briscoes in a Ladder War for the ROH tag titles
*Jeff Cobb vs. Hangman Page for the ROH Television title
*Sumie Sakai vs. Madison Rayne vs. Karen Q vs. Kelly Klein for the Women of Honor title
*Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Jonathan Gresham
*Marty Scurll vs. Christopher Daniels
*Bully Ray vs. Flip Gordon in an I Quit match
*Dalton Castle vs. Matt Taven 
*Kenny King vs. Eli Isom

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WWE TLC Preview, Smash Wrestling’s Sebastian Suave | Café Hangout LIVE (12/13/18)

December 14, 2018

John Pollock and Wai Ting preview Sunday’s WWE TLC PPV featuring Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte vs. Asuka in a TLC match.

We’re also joined by Smash Wrestling promoter Sebastian Suave to discuss the current state of independent wrestling as major companies begin to sign available talent to exclusive deals.

Smash Wrestling’s In Your Dreams (featuring Jimmy Havoc, Tyson Dux, Brent Banks, Tarik, Kikutaro and more) takes place this Sunday December 16th at 5pm from the Franklin Horner Community Centre in Etobicoke, ON. Tickets: https://smash-wrestling.com/

Watch this show and follow the live chat on our YouTube channel.

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POST Roundtable #7: Ariel Helwani

December 13, 2018

John Pollock and Wai Ting are joined by ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani to discuss his career in our latest POST Roundtable. We chat:

  • How a Montreal wrestling radio show gave Ariel his start
  • Transitioning from MMA Fighting to ESPN
  • The importance of never missing an episode
  • Advice for forming relationships with subjects
  • Journalism ethics
  • Coming to terms with negativity in social media 

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RASD 12/11/18: Daniel Bryan defeats SUV owner, WrestleMania Rematch, MMC semi-finals

December 12, 2018
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 12/11/18:

The final SmackDown before TLC took place from Las Vegas featuring a WrestleMania rematch between Asuka and Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan downgraded the people from sheep to parasites and took on Mustafa Ali, The Usos and The Bar squared off in a Rap Battle, and more build towards TLC.

Wai Ting reviews the the semi-finals of the Mixed Match Challenge with Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox vs. Apollo Crews & Bayley, plus R-Truth & Carmella take on The Miz & Asuka to set up Sunday’s final at TLC.  

We discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES with Raw doing their latest 2018 low, ONE Championship to announce deal with Turner Sports, Final Battle’s start time and full lineup, WWE and USA Network’s Holiday Week schedule & more.

Plus Café feedback, comments & questions from the POST Wrestling Forum.

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**THIS WEEK ON THE PATREON DOUBLE SHOT**

  • Wai Ting reviews the latest episode of Being the Elite featuring a major callback, Yujiro’s finest performance and a blood transfusion by Dr. Zahorian
  • John Pollock goes through the December 7th episode of MLW Fusion on beIN Sports featuring Rush vs. Sammy Guevara and the tease of a big match down the road
  • Wai reviews the the third episode of The Edge & Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness on the WWE Network
  • Pollock reviews the recent WWE Performance Center YouTube features on Matt Riddle

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RAR 12/10/18: Slater, Ladders & Chairs; Rollins says “Raw sucks”; Wrestle Kingdom 13 card

December 11, 2018
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE RAW 12/10/18:

Monday’s Raw took place from San Diego heading into TLC this Sunday. The show featured Seth Rollins’ announcement that “Raw sucks” because of Baron Corbin to set up a show-closing TLC match for the IC title, plus a “Face-to-Face” between Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax, Bobby Roode and Chad Gable challenging for the Raw tag titles, Drew McIntyre downplays being undefeated & more.

We also discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES with the complete card released for Wrestle Kingdom 13, New Japan returning to the U.S. in 2019, Spring Break adds a second show to WrestleMania Weekend, Becky Lynch comments on her concussion from Nia Jax, and Colt Cabana files a new lawsuit against CM Punk after the first was dismissed.

We will also go over a huge week of shows at the POST OFFICE.

Plus Café feedback, comments & questions from the POST Wrestling Forum.

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