TIA Off-Season - Chris Jericho's Rock N Wrestling Rager at Sea & Season's Beatings Gimmick Matches

In this week's off-season episode, hop aboard the Ship of Jericho with Joaquin, Frank, Chuck and Producer Tom as they break down Chris Jericho's Rock N Wrestling Rager at Sea. Find out everything you need to know before you book your tickets, from which band and comedians will be performing to the importance of making sure Glacier is your +1.

Then, the boys pitch some holiday-themed gimmick matches for a brand new December network special called "Season's Beatings" that they just made up and isn't actually happening.

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TIA Off-Season - New Additions to the Women's Division & Joaquin's Faction Fractions

In this week's off-season episode, your boys talk about the most recent additions to the WWE women's division and ask important questions like: What are the implications of these two new stables? Why would WWE run the same angle on back-to-back nights? And what effect will this have on NXT?

Then, Joaquin springs yet another closest-to-the-pin game on Frank, Chuck and Tom as they play Faction Fractions (working title) and learn a little something about how long stables really stick together.

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TIA Off-Season - The Next Shinsuke vs Jinder & The Return of Raw Guest Hosts

On this week's off-season episode, the whole gang gathers together to figure out which unlikely duo will be the next Shinsuke vs Jinder odd-ball matchup. Then, Tom wants some suggestions for celebrities if (Vince forbid) the WWE ever brings back guest hosts to RAW.

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TIA Off-Season - Wrestlers With Acting Chops & The WWE 2K18 Stat Game

In this episode, the boys beg Joaquin to divulge juicy details about working on set with a certain Sports Entertainer. Then, Frank grabs his game show podium and his copy of WWE 2K18 for a rousing game of "GUESS THE POWER RANKINGS." Spoiler alert: The Big Dog always goes over!

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TIA Off-Season - Tumblr Imagines & Head Cannons

In this very special off-season episode, we are once again joined by Ana Espinoza who has returned once again with her a very unique game for your boys to play. Listen in this week to hear Joaquin, Frank and Chuck try and guess which wrestlers are the subject of the Imagines and Head Cannons that Ana and Producer Tom have culled from Tumblr. It's an interesting look at a side of WWE fandom that your hosts don't often get to see.

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TIA Off-Season - The King of the Thing

It is the off-season once again in TIA-land, and your boys are kicking things off by playing the first ever edition of The King of the Thing! Listen in as Joaquin, Frank and Tom battle against each other in a wrestling trivia game of Chuck's design. The categories for the game include "Ready to Rumble" "Tuning Up the Band" "Completely Unstable" "Flair for the Gold" and "Potpourri & Plunder"

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S3E11 - Season 3 Finale w/Producer Tom

It's finale time once again at TIA so of course that means Joaquin, Frank and Chuck are joined by Producer Tom to decompress before the off-season.  Listen in as your wrestleboys break a couple STAR rating ties, discuss whether technicality scoring needs to be adjusted for inflation, and give their final thoughts on what they've learned this season.

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S3E10 - Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega w/Ana Espinoza

Meltzer: The numbers all go to six. Look, right across the board, six, six, six and...

Twitter: Oh, I see. And most scores go up to five?

Meltzer: Exactly.

Twitter: Does that mean it's better? Is it any better?

Meltzer: Well, it's one better, isn't it? It's not five. You see, most blokes, you know, will be wrestling at five. You're on five here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on five on your stars. Where can you go from there? Where?

Twitter: I don't know.

Meltzer: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?

Twitter: Put it up to six.

Meltzer: Six. Exactly. One better.

Twitter: Why don't you just make five better and make five be the top number and make that a little better?

Meltzer: [pause] These go to six.

Joining your boys this week is TIA's first returning guest Ana Espinoza! (@Espinoza_Ana)

Also, for an extra deep dive on this match, check out episode 9.5 that posted last week. It's a time capsule of Joaquin, Frank and Chuck's in-the-moment thoughts on the match days after it happened - what effects has time had on their meticulous scientifically based opinions.

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S3E9.5 TIA Time Capsule - Prelude to Episode 10

Next week's final match for season 3 is Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada from Wrestle Kingdom 11 - the match that melted the internet for a few days in early 2017 when Dave Meltzer gave out his very first 6 star rating and people were discussing whether or not it was the greatest match of all time. 

Back in January of 2017 - shortly after the match took place - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck sat down to record their fresh thoughts and feelings on the match as an experiment to see how much, if at all, their opinions would change when they finally got around to reviewing it for an episode. Consider this podcast supplemental material to next week's final match when the guys re-visit Omega/Okada I and answer the questions that they posed to themselves in this time capsule recording.

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S3E9: Akira Hokuto vs Shinobu Kandori w/Sam Krumrine

On this week's episode Joaquin, Frank and Chuck are excited to finally explore the wonderful world of Joshi with an absolutely wild inter-promotional brawl. It's AJW's "Dangerous Queen" Akira Hokuto taking on LLPW's Shinobu Kandori.

A bit of a content warning for this week's pod: if you're not a fan of blood then this might not be the match for you. But if you've got the stomach for it then watch a match that garnered 5 stars from Dave Meltzer and is widely considered one of the greatest women's wrestling matches of all time.

And of course joining your boys this week to break down this Joshi classic is Sam Krumrine! (@samkrumrine)

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