S6E9: Manami Toyota vs Toshiyo Yamada w/Katie Clifford

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There is a Russian proverb that says jealousy and love are sisters. Perhaps it's that sentiment that drove Manami Toyota to demand a match against Toshiyo Yamada, the woman with whom she shares a tag team championship, a years-long friendly rivalry, and a bond borne out of respect.

Regardless, in the main event of AJW Mid-Summer Typhoon, Toyota defends her IWA Championship against Yamada, with the added stipulation that the loser will suffer the indignity of losing her hair.

Also discussed on this episode: Jackass, Terrace House, Marsupilami, and Bonkers.

Joining in this week to supply some of the much needed data points is development executive Katie Clifford!

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Watching The Elite #19 Part 2 (Double or Nothing Recap, All Elite Wrestling May 2019)

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Welcome to episode 19 - part 2 - of Watching the Elite! The internet’s only podcast binging, recapping and annotating YouTube’s favorite pro wrestling show: Being The Elite and discussing all things AEW!

Your hosts are the boys of This is Awesome? - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck. Each episode we cover a month of AEW activity and episodes of BTE.

In this episode we are discussing Double or Nothin (AEW's first PPV event), Being the Elite episode 154 and an assortment of other pieces to finish our coverage of the month of May, 2019. Highlights from this block of episodes include: The Rhodes brothers' bloody brawl, a peel behind the curtain of Double or Nothing, and the surprise debut of Jon Moxley!

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Watching the Elite - All Elite Wrestling Double Or Nothing Preview

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Welcome to the WTE Double Or Nothing Preview Show! Your hosts are the boys of This is Awesome? - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck.

In this episode we are breaking down the entire card of Double Or Nothing happening on May 25th, 2019! We'll discuss every match, hit you with some of our predictions, and even give you the cliffs notes for what BTE and RTDON content to binge in preparation for each contest.

But first, your boys have some unfinished business from the month of May. We start by discussing BTE 153 and RTDON 16 as well as the ITV special "Before the Bell".

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Watching The Elite #19 Part 1 (BTE 150-152, All Elite Wrestling May 2019)

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Welcome to episode 19 (part 1) of Watching the Elite! The internet’s only podcast binging, recapping and annotating YouTube’s favorite pro wrestling show: Being The Elite and discussing all things AEW!

Your hosts are the boys of This is Awesome? - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck. Each episode we cover a month of AEW activity and episodes of BTE on the road to Double or Nothing!

In this episode we are discussing Being the Elite episodes 150-152 in addition to episodes of Road to Double Or Nothing, covering most of the month of May, 2019. Highlights from this block of episodes include: AEW signing a TV deal, The Best Friends demanding tag team action, and Hangman's Full Gear Challenge coming to an end.

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S6E8: Mephisto & Mistico vs Carístico & Cibernético w/Aaron Mobley

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On this week's episode your boys dip their toes back into the world of Lucha Libre and finally break the TIA seal on the CMLL promotion. It's the final match of the Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increíbles 2016, a tag team tournament with a unique wrinkle: each team is comprised of a rudo and a técnico.

Who will take home the honors tonight as Mephisto & Mistico square off against Cibernético and Carístico? And what happens when the original Mistico tangles with the young star who assumed the mantle when he left for the States?

Running in this week to help sort out the STAR ratings is screenwriter Aaron Mobley!

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S6E7: Nick Bockwinkel vs Curt Hennig w/Genevieve Gearity

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They say its good luck to find a penny. They say if you carry a nickel with a hole in it you'll never be without money. Well I'm not sure about those superstitions, but I do know that a roll of dimes will win you the AWA World Heavyweight Championship!

This week we're taking a look at the American Wrestling Association's Superclash II, where champion Nick Bockwinkel is defending against young upstart Curt Hennig. This one is shaping up to be an all time cl--

Wait...who's this fella in the tuxedo heading to the ring?

Helping fill out the incredibly empty Cow Palace with your boys this week is comedian and podcaster Genevieve Gearity! (@genevieveismyname)

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Watching the Elite #18 (Being The Elite Episodes 145-149)

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Welcome to episode 18 of Watching the Elite! The internet’s only podcast binging, recapping and annotating YouTube’s favorite pro wrestling show: Being The Elite

Your hosts are the boys of This is Awesome? - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck. Each episode we cover the past month of BTE on the road to Double or Nothing!

In this episode we are discussing Being the Elite episodes 145-149 in addition to episodes of Road to Double Or Nothing, covering the month of April, 2019. Highlights from this block of episodes include: Kenny's Fyter Fest Prep, Two Fantastic Rhodes Promos, and a Surprise Ending!

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S6E6: Kazuchika Okada vs Hirooki Goto w/Caleb Negassa

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Hirooki Goto has had seven chances to reach the top of the New Japan mountain and claim the IWGP World Heavyweight Title. Seven times he has failed. Coming off of a stunning victory the month before at WrestleKingdom, the Aramusha has one more chance to prove it to the world - but more importantly to himself - that he can do what some state is impossible.

With new ring gear and stunning war paint, Goto heads to the ring in Osaka to take on Champion Kazuchika Okada. Is 8 the lucky number for the challenger? Or is Goto fruitlessly (but nobly) fighting against the inevitable?

Joining your boys this week to help found the Goto Fan Club is producer Caleb Negassa!

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S6E5: Triple H vs Cactus Jack w/Zach Marcus

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Of the three faces of Foley, it is said that Cactus Jack is the most vile, the most sadistic, the most willing to sacrifice his body. Well, in this week's offering Triple H will find out just how true that sentiment is. Your boys are back in Attitude Era, getting granular on a street fight for the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship. Its Triple H vs Cactus Jack from Royal Rumble 2000.

This one is BYOP (that's "bring your own plunder" for the uninitiated).

Running in this week to help adjudicate some STAR ratings is Muscle Temple founder, writer & story artist Zach Marcus! (@zach2themax)

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Watching the Elite #17 (Being the Elite Episodes 141-144)

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Welcome to episode 17 of Watching the Elite! The internet’s only podcast binging, recapping and annotating YouTube’s favorite pro wrestling show: Being The Elite

Your hosts are the boys of This is Awesome? - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck. Each episode we cover the past month of BTE on the road to Double or Nothing!

In this episode we are discussing Being the Elite episodes 141-144 in addition to episodes of Road to Double Or Nothing, covering the month of March, 2019. Highlights from this block of episodes include: Michael Nakazawa, Michael Nakazawa, Michael Nakazawa, and Michael Nakazawa

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