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.

Listen on iTunes (iOS) / Listen on Google Play (Android) / Listen on Stitcher

Download direct or listen in your browser below:

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)

Listen on iTunes (iOS) / Listen on Google Play (Android) / Listen on Stitcher

Download direct or listen in your browser below:

S3E8: Ric Flair vs Shawn Michaels w/Brittany Brown

I'm sorry. I love you.

So grab a box of tissues and settle in for one of the most emotional matches in WrestleMania history. It's a "Career Threatening Match" for hall of famer Ric Flair as he takes on Mr. WrestleMania himself: Shawn Michaels. Who will prevail in this battle between The Nature Boy (age: 59) and The Heartbreak Kid (age: 42)?

And joining your hosts this week to view her first ever wrestling match from bell to bell is actress and model Brittany Brown (@brittbrownmeow)

Listen on iTunes (iOS) / Listen on Google Play (Android) / Listen on Stitcher

Download direct or listen in your browser below:

S3E7: Chris Hero vs Tommy End w/Doug Keller

No, this isn't leaked footage of next week's episode of NXT - but we wouldn't fault you for thinking that. This week Joaquin, Frank and Chuck are heading to beautiful Reseda, CA to watch TIA's very first PWG match. It's Chris Hero vs Tommy End from all the way back in 2015! Of course, this match was live from American Legion Post #308 so to get the authentic PWG experience be sure to turn off the AC, grab a pitcher of Croix and pile you and 400 of your closest friends into your living room.

Joining in the fray this episode is Doug Keller of the amazing nonprofit Big Class (bigclass.org)

Listen on iTunes (iOS) / Listen on Google Play (Android) / Listen on Stitcher

Download direct or listen in your browser below:

S3E6: Stan Hansen vs Dr Death Steve Williams w/Brian Ibsen

It's an epic battle of the hosses as the Bad Man from Borger, Texas trades massive, gladiator-like blows with the man they call Dr. Death. So grab your singlets and your cowboy hats and join Joaqiun, Frank and Chuck as they see who will be crowned Gaijin #1!

And coming in hot through the crowd this week to help break it all down is actor and voice-voice over artist Brian Ibsen!

Listen on iTunes (iOS) / Listen on Google Play (Android) / Listen on Stitcher

Download direct or listen in your browser below:

S3E5: Ricochet vs Will Ospreay w/Niki Blumberg

Pip pip cheerio! This week your pod boys are heading back to New Japan Pro Wrestling to watch the "controversial" high-flying showcase from the Best of the Super Juniors tournament in 2016 - it's Ricochet vs Will Ospreay. That's right, it's the match that moved Vader to take to twitter and forced Jim Cornette to declare the wrestling business dead for the second time that week.

And diving into the pod head first from the top rope to help break down all the action this week is performing arts publicist Niki Blumberg (@blumbergy)

Listen on iTunes (iOS) / Listen on Google Play (Android) / Listen on Stitcher

Download direct or listen in your browser below:

S3E4: Batista vs Triple H w/Tyler J Hutchison

Put down that infinity gauntlet and grab your nearest sledgehammer because this week your boys are stepping back inside the Devil's Duplex and watching the epic conclusion to one of the hottest feuds of the Ruthless Aggression Era: It's round 3 of Batista versus Triple H for the big gold belt.

And zooming in on a sweet-looking light cycle to help make science this week is Tyler J Hutchison (@tylerjhutchison) director/lead developer of Dream Daddy and creator of rad comics like Die Homer!

Listen on iTunes (iOS) / Listen on Google Play (Android) / Listen on Stitcher

Download direct or listen in your browser below:

S3E3: Ric Flair vs Dusty Rhodes w/Ben Mekler

It's The Gathering! Not of the Juggalos, or even the Highlanders. It's a gathering of the American Dream and The stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun!

This time, your boys sat down to talk the classic match-up that sees Ric Flair defend his World Wrestling Heavyweight Title against his long-time rival Dusty Rhodes.

Joining the fray this week is writer/director Ben Mekler (@benmekler).

Listen on iTunes (iOS) / Listen on Google Play (Android) / Listen on Stitcher

Download direct or listen in your browser below:

S3E2: DIY vs The Revival w/Sam Wachs

No flips, just fists. And apparently a poorly placed hashtag. 

This week, Joaquin, Frank and Chuck sit down to talk the 2 out of 3 falls show-stealer that was DIY vs The Revival from NXT TakeOver: Toronto.

Joining us to throw some science at this match is Pizza Collection curator Sam Wachs (@pizzacollection thepizzacollection.com)

Listen on iTunes (iOS) / Listen on Google Play (Android) / Listen on Stitcher

Download direct or listen in your browser below:

S3E1: Bret Hart vs Owen Hart w/Minhdzuy Khorami

Cain & Abel, Noel & Liam, Stannis & Renly. Throughout history there have been many great sibling rivalries, but perhaps none greater than wrestling’s quintessential blood feud: Bret & Owen. This week we kick off Season 3 with a deep dive into what might be the greatest opening match in PPV history.  Join us as we watch Bret Hart do the unthinkable and step in the ring with his little brother Owen at WrestleMania X.

Running in this week to help us out is comedian/writer/actor Minhdzuy Khorami (@Minhdzuy @MudvilleComedy)

Listen on iTunes (iOS) / Listen on Google Play (Android) / Listen on Stitcher

Download direct or listen in your browser below: