TIA Off-Season - The King of the Thing II

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This week's off-season adventure sees the stunning return of This is Awesome's definitely-not-ripped-off trivia game "King of the Thing"!

This new round of thinkers and thunkers pits Joaquin, Frank and Producer Tom against one another in a battle of wits with five categories: Tuning Up the Band, Living the Gimmick, Hot Tags, Completely Unstable and Potpourri & Plunder.

Who will be crowned this off-season KING of the THING.

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TIA Off-Season - RAW Theme Song Power Ranking

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On this week's off-season offering, your boys are in listicle mode as they gather together once again in the studio to rank each and every Raw theme, starting all the way back with the original 1993 classic.

On this journey, strange alliances will be formed & broken, multiple co-hosts will come to the defense of Nickelback, and Joaquin will desperately try to get his patent pending SLAP theme rating system over.

Below, you'll find a full youtube playlist of each and every Raw Theme if you're more of a visual learner.

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TIA Off-Season - Let's Read: The WCW Nitro Grill Menu

  CREDIT: WCW WORLDWIDE

CREDIT: WCW WORLDWIDE

Most wrestling fans are aware of WWE's tourist trap slash eat-a-torium WWF New York (aka The World), but did you know that WCW also dipped their toes into running a themed restaurant? Well they did. And your boys pulled up the menu to see how many bad puns Eric Bischoff's chefs could come up with.

On this week's off-season episode, Joaquin, Chuck and Producer Tom dive deep into the menu of WCW's Las Vegas restaurant: The WCW Nitro Grill. Where the Big Boys Eat!

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TIA Off-Season - Debate-a-Mania - Favorites vs Underdogs, Ziggler Career Moves

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CREDIT: CAGESIDESEATS

The off-season continues to keep it weird! This week, Joaquin moderates the first ever TIA Debate-a-Mania with Chuck and Producer Tom going head to head in a war of words scheduled for two topics.

First, your boys debate the merits of cheering favorites vs underdogs through the lens of a hypothetical match-up between Daniel Bryan and the Big Dog Roman Reigns.

Then, Chuck and Tom takes sides on the issue of Dolph Ziggler's career outlook. Should be stick it out in the WWE and see if he can crack the ceiling, or should he go the Cody route and explore new frontiers?

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TIA Off-Season - The Everything is Wrestling Quote Game 3: New Challenger Approaching

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CREDIT: WWE NETWORK

Recorded shortly after the season 4 finale, Aubrey Sitterson (@aubreysitterson) is once again in studio for the 3rd edition of Joaquin's Everything is Wrestling Quote Game!

The rules are tweaked, there's a 4th player entering the game, and there's even a theme: all the quotes are motivational.

It's standing room only and the stakes have never been higher. Who will win bragging rights in the Greatest quote game yet?

Be sure to check out Aubrey's upcoming book The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling available for pre-order now! (http://amzn.to/2Ex7DIi)

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TIA Off-Season - Wish You Had Been There Moments & The Greatest PPV Hat Game

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In this week's off-season offering, the boys make like Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap and journey into the past to talk about the moments in wrestling history that they wish they could have been there for (oh boy). 

THEN, the gang dusts off the old hat for a new game! Taking a cue from The Greatest Royal Rumble, Joaquin has filled the hat with upgraded show names and each of your boys will take turns pitching how to upgrade every PPV on the calendar. 

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S4E11 - Season 4 Finale w/Aubrey Sitterson

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CREDIT: GOOGLE IMAGES

For this season's final episode we are excited to be joined by writer, podcaster and master of the heart punch Aubrey Sitterson! (@aubreysitterson)

Aubrey joins your boys to talk big picture about our research project with zero methodology before digressing into topics like the importance of Atmosphere, the excellence of Triple H, and the 2008 Royal Rumble. Then, your boys have a look at our STAR ratings and break a tie on the Big Boardâ„¢

Be sure to check out Aubrey's upcoming book The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling available for pre-order now! (http://amzn.to/2Ex7DIi)

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TIA Off-Season - Spring Cleaning and The Wonderful Insanity of Hype Vignettes

After yet another week of prepping the anticipated season 4 finale, Joaquin, Frank, Chuck and Producer Tom sit down to talk about the how to tune up the WWE productions and then break down the mind blowing art of wrestling hype vignettes.

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TIA Off-Season - HBO's documentary film "Andre the Giant" Roundtable

  CREDIT: "ANDRE THE GIANT" DOC

CREDIT: "ANDRE THE GIANT" DOC

This week we begin the off-season slightly prematurely with a bit of a preview pod for what's to come after next week's season finale. Joaquin, Frank, Chuck and even Producer Tom recently watched HBO's documentary film "Andre the Giant" and wanted to share their thoughts and stray observations.

They discuss their favorite talking head performances, the honesty of Hulk Hogan & Vincent K. McMahon, Dave Shoemaker's close-ups, the mistreatment of everyone's favorite referee/bar owner Tim White, and much more.

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S4E10: Miyu Yamashita vs Meiko Satomura w/Jimmy Chang

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For the final match of the season Joaquin, Frank & Chuck are finally exploring the world of modern Joshi as they sit down and watch a wonderful gem of a match from Tokyo Joshi Pro. In this contest, the only thing they have more of than kicks... is streamers.

It's the young ace of TJP, Miyu Yamashita, squaring off against the well-respected veteran, Meiko Satomura. 

Joining in for the super kick party is cartoonist and game designer Jimmy Chang! (@jimmythechang / secretitemworld.com)

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