RASD 10/16/18: SmackDown 1000, Evolution reunion, Mysterio vs. Nakamura

October 17, 2018
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 10/16/18:

This week was SmackDown 1000 with the return of several stars, including Rey Mysterio for a World Cup Qualifier with Shinsuke Nakamura, a reunion of Evolution and a match tease, Edge hosted The Cutting Edge with guest Becky Lynch, new SmackDown tag champions and a BIG SHOW TURN!

Wai Ting reviews this week’s Mixed Match Challenge with COUNTRY DOMINANCE vs. Natalya & Bobby Roode, and Lana & Rusev vs. The Miz & Asuka.

We discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES including John Layfield’s comments about the WWE going to Saudi Arabia, Eddie Alvarez signs with ONE Championship, Ric & Charlotte Flair being sued by Charlotte’s ex-husband & more.

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


**THIS WEEK ON THE PATREON DOUBLE SHOT**

  • Wai Ting provides his weekly review of Total Divas
  • John Pollock brings everyone up to speed on Lucha Underground with a review of their latest episode as they inch closer to Ultima Lucha IV
  • A look at the WWE’s recent “Untold” YouTube feature on Eddie Guerrero
  • Plus, a review of the newest edition of Being the Elite

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RAR 10/15/18: WWE avoids Saudi Arabia mentions, Rollins & Ziggler qualify for World Cup

October 16, 2018
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE RAW 10/15/18:

Raw was in Philadelphia as the WWE faces heavy scrutiny over the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia. The promotion avoided any mentions of the country but pushed forward with two World Cup Qualifying matches, Ronda Rousey and The Bellas cut promos for Evolution, a split amongst their top heel faction, The Undertaker & Kane responded to DX, Trish Stratus and Lita channeled Allen Iverson, and Kurt Angle was back on the show.

We announce the winners of our #POSTHaiku contest (@POSTwrestling) contest to win a copy of the “Creating the Mania: An Inside Look at How WrestleMania Comes to Life” by Jon Robinson courtesy of ECW Press.

The announcement of a special fundraising show that John & Wai will be hosting in November for the Committee to Protect Journalists

We also discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES with heavy media coverage of the WWE’s decision to go forward with the Crown Jewel event, the latest news involving the Jamal Khashoggi story, a new statement from the WWE regarding talent not wanting to go to the show, and the passing of Don Leo Jonathan.

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

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Bound for Glory 2018 POST Show w/ John Pollock & Nate Milton

October 15, 2018
John Pollock & Nate Milton are back to review Impact Wrestling’s Bound for Glory event from the Melrose Ballroom in New York.

We chat a polarizing show that featured Johnny Impact defeating Austin Aries to win the Impact title and a bizarre finish to the show, the Concrete Jungle Death match between LAX and The OGz, a great women’s match between Tessa Blanchard and Taya Valkyrie, Allie enters the UNDEAD REALM and lots more on the show.

Plus, John & Nate chat about
Impact changing their time slot on POP TV, the interest level ahead of Bound for Glory, and a big discussion at the end of the show on the WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
We also hear from listeners with their feedback & more on this show that WAS NOT sponsored by Comda.com.

Bound for Glory
Sunday, October 14th, 2018
Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York
*Austin Aries vs. Johnny Impact for the Impact title
*LAX & Konnan vs. The OGz & The King in the Concrete Jungle Death match
*Brian Cage, Pentagon Jr. & Fenix vs. Sami Callihan & oVe
*Tessa Blanchard vs. Taya Valkyrie for the Knockout’s title
*Moose & Killer Kross vs. Eddie Edwards & Tommy Dreamer
*Eli Drake’s Open Challenge
*Rich Swann & Willie Mack vs. Matt Sydal & Ethan Page
*Allie enters the “Undead Realm”

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EGGSHELLS Podcast Companion: 2005 w/ Matt Charlton

October 13, 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 17 sees Chris Charlton and Matt Charlton look at 2005. NJPW reaches their lowest ebb, business wise, with extremely poor attendance in the Dome, but some bright spots as Shinsuke Nakamura and Hiroshi Tanahashi begin their rivalry. Meanwhile, NOAH hold another classic show with a legendary bout between Kensuke Sasaki and Kenta Kobashi standing out in particular. The podcast is an audio companion to EGGSHELLS: Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome, available now!

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RASD 10/9/18: World Cup Qualifiers, Becky vs. Charlotte, MMC

October 10, 2018
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 10/9/18:

This week’s SmackDown from Indianapolis featured two World Cup Qualifying matches with Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe and Randy Orton vs. SmackDown’s newest acquisition Big Show, the latest instalment of Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair, Miz TV with AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan, and the conclusion of “One Night in Milwaukee”.

Wai Ting reviews this week’s Mixed Match Challenge with Bayley & Finn Balor vs. Braun Strowman & Ember Moon and COUNTRY DOMINANCE vs. AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair.

We discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES including the latest on Kevin Owens, Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis added to UFC 230, Dustin Poirier out of his fight with Nate Diaz, the matches announced for Power Struggle, teams for the Super Junior Tag League and more.

Enter our #POSTHaiku contest to win a copy of “Creating the Mania” by Jon Robinson from ECW Press by sending us a Haiku poem on Twitter @POSTwrestling for your chance to win a copy.

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


**THIS WEEK ON THE PATREON DOUBLE SHOT**

  • John reviews a recent interview conducted by David Penzer on the “Sitting Ringside” podcast with Impact Wrestling executive Ed Nordholm on the state of the company
  • John & Wai then preview Bound for Glory this Sunday
  • Wai reviews the latest episode of Total Divas, featuring Lana seeking publicity for an on-screen push, Naomi vs. Sugar and Natalya’s wardrobe malfunction at WrestleMania
  • A review of the UFC Fight Pass documentary, “Country Boy Can Survive: The Story of Matt Hughes’ Fight for Survival”, produced by Rory Karpf
  • Wai talks the PCO documentary, “Burn the Ships” by filmmaker Kenny Johnson
  • Plus, reviews of the latest editions of “Ten Pounds of Gold” and “Being the Elite”

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RAR 10/8/18: HBK to wrestle, DX reforms, Bellas turn, Angle returns

October 9, 2018
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE RAW 10/8/18:

Raw took place from Chicago and featured the announcement that Shawn Michaels will wrestle at Crown Jewel as part of a reformed D-Generation X, Trish Stratus will now team with Lita against Alexa Bliss & Mickie James at Evolution, Kurt Angle has his first match on Raw in almost 13 years, The Bellas attack Ronda Rousey & much more on a loaded Raw.

We announce the winners of our Instagram (@POSTwrestlingofficial) contest to win a copy of the “Creating the Mania: An Inside Look at How WrestleMania Comes to Life” by Jon Robinson courtesy of ECW Press. Plus, details of our next contest to win another copy of the book!

We also discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES with fallout from UFC 229 and the brawl involving Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor’s teams, an update on Kevin Owens and more.

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

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UFC 229 POST Show w/ John Pollock, Phil Chertok & Ziggy Cao

October 7, 2018

 

John Pollock is joined by Phil Chertok & Ziggy Cao to review the UFC 229 event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor.

They discuss the fight and then the brawl at the end of the card, the latest news coming out of the show, possible actions that could be taken and how badly this incident painted the event & the sport.

We will get around to breaking down the actual fight and a full review of the entire show.

UFC 229
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena

MAIN CARD
*Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor for the UFC lightweight title
*Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis
*Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
*Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov
*Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig

PRELIMINARY CARD
*Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga
*Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner
*Tonya Evinger vs. Aspen Ladd
*Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick

FIGHT PASS CARD
*Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya
*Nik Lentz vs. Gray Maynard
*Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin

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EGGSHELLS Podcast Companion: 2004 w/ John Carroll

October 6, 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 16 sees Chris Charlton and John Carroll look at 2004. Despite a strong start to the year, NJPW would struggle, especially through a difficult IWGP title reign for Bob Sapp. Meanwhile NOAH make their Tokyo Dome debut with a fantastic Departure card. The podcast is an audio companion to EGGSHELLS: Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome, available now!

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POST Puroresu: Neville to DG, NJPW in Long Beach, 5* GP, Observer HOF candidates

October 3, 2018

POST PURORESU is back for October with John Pollock & WH Park.

On this month’s show, the two discuss a wide range of topics, including:

--Neville’s appearance at Korakuen Hall with Dragon and the “re-birth” of PAC

--Whether Dragon Gate is the best option for PAC and the shot in the arm this provides DG

--Highlights of the Destruction tour in September, including the latest installment of Tanahashi vs. Okada

--WH’s notes on Fighting Spirit Unleashed from Long Beach

--A rundown of next week’s King of Pro Wrestling lineup at Sumo Hall

--Options for the mystery “X” member of LIJ

--A review of Stardom’s 5 Star Grand Prix final between Mayu Iwatani and Utami Hayashishita  

--AJPW’s Royal Road tournament finals

--A look at the Japanese candidates for the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame and which have the strongest cases

--WH’s Match of the Month & Performer of the Month

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RASD 10/2/18: Super Show-Down Preview, Milwaukee, Neville, MMC

October 3, 2018
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 10/2/18:

This week’s SmackDown from Portland was the final episode heading into the Super Show-Down with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair featured in the final segment, the next chapter of Aiden & Lana’s Milwaukee Meetup, Daniel Bryan is pinned again, and Samoa Joe avoids being terminated.

Wai Ting reviews this week’s Mixed Match Challenge with Bayley & Finn Balor vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox and Jimmy Uso & Naomi vs. Rusev & Lana.

We discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES including Neville/PAC’s appearance on Tuesday’s Dragon Gate card, Joey Janela gets bad news regarding his knee injury, and the disappointing UFC 230 main event for Madison Square Garden.

Also, a preview of WWE Super Show-Down, predictions for UFC 229 featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, and our Instagram contest to win a copy of “Creating the Mania” from ECW Press.

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


**THIS WEEK ON THE PATREON DOUBLE SHOT**

  • Wai reviews the latest episode of Total Divas from this past week featuring footage from this past year’s WrestleMania and Ronda Rousey’s debut.
  • John reviews last week’s episode of Lucha Underground “Kill Mil”, featuring the #1 contender’s match for Ultima Lucha IV and the return of The Mack.
  • A review of last week’s MLW Fusion show from beIN Sports with Low Ki vs. Rey Fenix for the MLW title and a show-long brawl between Sami Callihan and Jimmy Havoc.
  • Additional reviews from John & Wai on the return of Being the Elite, The Undertaker’s sit-down interview & more.

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