REWIND-A-RAW 8/13/18: Jim Neidhart remembered, Dean Ambrose returns

August 14, 2018

John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE RAW 8/13/18:

It's SummerSlam Week as Dean Ambrose returns, Paul Heyman gives Roman Reigns an offer, and Ronda Rousey and the WWE remember Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart.

We also discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES as John recaps the life and career of Jim Neidhart, and Colt Cabana sues CM Punk over legal fees.

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

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G1 Climax 28 Final Review w/ John Pollock, Wai Ting & WH Park

August 12, 2018

John Pollock & Wai Ting are joined by live correspondent WH Park to review the G1 Climax 28 Final featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kota Ibushi.

We run down the entire card featuring Rey Mysterio, Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, Cody and The Young Bucks. Plus, we give our tournament picks for:

  • Top 10 Matches
  • Top 3 Performers
  • Worst 5 Matches
  • Worst Performer
  • Wrestler that improved his stock the most

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EGGSHELLS Podcast Companion: 1996 w/ Damian Abraham

August 11, 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 eight sees Chris Charlton and Damian Abraham look at 1996, which saw NJPW and UWFi’s inter-promotional feud continue, and Jinsei Shinzaki return to Japan after his stint as Hakushi in the WWF. 1996 also saw the Tokyo Dome’s least famous wrestling cards as JD’ Star put on a handful of matches as part of a festival over the Christmas holidays.

The podcast is an audio companion to EGGSHELLS: Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome, available now!

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REWIND-A-SMACKDOWN 8/7/18: New Day vs. The Bar, Becky & Charlotte team up

August 7, 2018

John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 8/7/18:

The New Day faces The Bar to determine no. 1 contenders for the SD Tag Team titles, Becky and Charlotte team up, AJ Styles responds to Samoa Joe, and Daniel Bryan visits the set of Miz & Mrs.

We discuss top stories from POLLOCK’S NEWS UPDATE including Raw ratings following Ronda Rousey’s first televised match, Total Bellas being renewed for Season 4, the Mae Young Classic announce team, and New Japan being unhappy with Tama Tonga.

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


**THIS WEEK ON THE DOUBLE SHOT**

John catches us up on Season 4 of Lucha Underground with a review of last week’s show and the ongoing battle between the Worldwide Underground and the Reptile Tribe. Plus, not one but TWO beheadings on the same episode.

Wai & John review Being The Elite (Ep. 114) featuring the cast announcing ALL IN’s broadcast details. Plus, an update on Joey Ryan and cameo appearances from Billy Gunn, Jack Swagger and DDP.

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REWIND-A-RAW 8/6/18: Ronda Rousey’s first TV match, Heyman Cries

August 7, 2018

John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE RAW 8/6/18:

Ronda Rousey makes her TV in-ring debut against Alicia Fox, Paul Heyman sheds tears over Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins looks for a partner, Ruby Riott returns, and Lashley doesn’t like Elias saying his name.

We also discuss top stories from POLLOCK’S NEWS UPDATE including All In announcing its broadcast information, John Cena’s first match in China, GSP weighing-in on Conor vs. Khabib and more.

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

NOTE: The Double Shot moves to Wednesday Mornings starting this week.

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UFC 227 Review - T.J. Dillashaw defends title, Henry Cejudo defeats Demetrious Johnson

August 5, 2018

John Pollock is joined by Phil Chertok & Ziggy Cao for a big review of Saturday’s UFC 227 card from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The three chat about the successful title defense by T.J. Dillashaw, earning his second victory over Cody Garbrandt and doing so even quicker than their first fight last November at UFC 217. What is next for Dillashaw at the bantamweight division and is a fight with the new flyweight champion of interest?

The 2,142-day title reign of Demetrious Johnson is over as Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo took a razor-close split decision and became the first fighter to ever beat Johnson at flyweight and become the second UFC flyweight champion in history.

Plus, a review of the entire UFC 227 card, a discussion on the announcement that Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Conor McGregor in October and next month’s UFC 228 card from Dallas featuring two title fights.

MAIN CARD 
*TJ Dillashaw (135) vs. Cody Garbrandt (134.75) – UFC bantamweight title
*Demetrious Johnson (125) vs. Henry Cejudo (124.5) – UFC flyweight title
*Thiago Santos (185.5) vs. Kevin Holland (184.75)
*JJ Aldrich (115.75) vs. Polyana Viana (115)
*Cub Swanson (145.25) vs. Renato Moicano (146)

PRELIMINARY FIGHTS 
*Pedro Munhoz (135) vs. Brett Johns (135.25)
*Montel Jackson (136) vs. Ricky Simon (135.25)
*Ricardo Ramos (135.5) vs. Kyung Ko Kang (136)
*Sheymon Moraes (146) vs. Matt Sayles (145.75)

FIGHT PASS CARD 
*Jose Torres (125) vs. Alex Perez (126)
*Zhang Weili (115.5) vs. Danielle Taylor (115.25)
*Marlon Vera (135.5) vs. Wuliji Buren (135.5)

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EGGSHELLS Podcast Companion: 1995 w/ Wai Ting

August 4, 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 five sees Chris Charlton and Wai Ting look at 1995, which saw NJPW start a hugely influential and profitable feud with UWFi. The year also saw Baseball Magazine Sha, publishers of Weekly Pro Wrestling, stage the Bridge of Dreams card, with almost every Japanese promotion represented on one show.

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REWIND-A-SMACKDOWN 7/31/18: Charlotte added to SummerSlam title match, Daniel Bryan challenges Miz

July 31, 2018

 

John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 7/31/18:

Charlotte returned to SmackDown, defeating Carmella and turning the women’s title match into a three-way match at SummerSlam. The feud between Daniel Bryan and The Miz continued with a challenge issued for SummerSlam. Samoa Joe continued his streak of great promos, The Bar took on The Usos in the tag tournament & lots more.

Plus, Pollock & Wai go through the major news stories of the day from Pollock’s News Update on the website with reaction and thoughts on the key stories.

Your feedback, comments & questions.

Plus, Café feedback from the POST Wrestling Forum.

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REWIND-A-RAW 7/30/18: Brock Lesnar hates WWE, Rousey’s first Raw match announced, Bobby Lashley sings

July 31, 2018

John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE RAW 7/30/18:

Brock Lesnar returns to Raw for the first time in three months for a show-long angle, culminating with an attack on Kurt Angle and a teased split with Paul Heyman. Plus, Ronda Rousey will wrestle on next week’s show, Bobby Lashley sings, a great match between Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre & more.

We also discuss the deaths of several performers over the weekend with Brian Lawler, Nikolai Volkoff, Brickhouse Brown & Tracy Caddell passing away.

Plus, your Café feedback to WWE Raw from the POST Wrestling Forum.


**THIS WEEK ON THE DOUBLE SHOT**

Wai reviews the season finale of Total Bellas (Season 3 Episode 10) Nikki Bella and John Cena call it quits, Cena guilt tweets & Daniel Bryan is cleared to return to wrestle.

John reviews the post-Slammiversary episode of Impact with the follow up to the PPV, Austin Aries challenges Anthony Carelli, the debut of Scarlett Bordeaux, the end of Madison Rayne, throwback match involving The Young Bucks & more.

Wai & John review Being The Elite (Ep. 113) featuring an ALL IN dream match announcement, Nick Jackson turns 29 years old, Taka Michinoku’s “tell all” about the Val Venis angle, Kenny Omega’s secret to going unbeaten in the G1 and The Young Bucks’ new children’s book revealed.

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EGGSHELLS Podcast Companion: 1994 w/ Pat Laprade & Pro Wrestling EVE

July 28, 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 six sees Chris Charlton and Pat Laprade look at 1994, which saw Hulk Hogan back in the Tokyo Dome, and Genichiro Tenryu pick up a signature win over Antonio Inoki in NJPW. Then, All Japan Women’s takes center stage in the biggest women’s wrestling event in history. To put Big Egg Universe in a broader context of women’s wrestling in the present day and a global scale, Chris is also joined by Dann and Emily Read from Europe’s largest women’s wrestling promotion, Pro Wrestling EVE.  

The podcast is an audio companion to EGGSHELLS: Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome, available now!

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