S6E5: Triple H vs Cactus Jack w/Zach Marcus

CREDIT: WWE NETWORK

CREDIT: WWE NETWORK

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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S6E4: Rick Rude vs Ricky Steamboat w/Karen Silbert

CREDIT: WWE YOUTUBE

CREDIT: WWE YOUTUBE

On this week's episode your boys are loading up the cooler and picking up some sun screen, because this episode is a real Beach Blast! Put on your favorite swimsuit and check out Rick Rude vs Ricky Steamboat in an epic 30 Minute Iron Man Challenge from WCW's Beach Blast 1992.

Classic commentary, expert pacing, airbrushed tights, lackluster entrance music and one iconic fan. There's something for everyone in this gem from Watts Era WCW.

Running in to help apply some science for this match is comedian and actress Karen Silbert (@mylifeinrattan on Instagram)

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S6E3: Masashi Takeda vs. Masaya Takahashi w/Charles Pieper

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CONTENT WARNING: The match discussed in this episode is highly graphic and should only be viewed by those comfortable with excessive blood and violence.

Christmas comes extremely early this year (or is it a little late?) and we've baked a cake to celebrate! Please mind the sharpened forks and pencils. We're watching Takeda vs Takahashi from Big Japan Death Vegas 2017 for the BJW Death Match Heavyweight Championship.

Joining your boys this week to break down this (admittedly) difficult to watch match is filmmaker Charles Pieper (@inherentcharlie The Dark Collection )

And remember, what happens in Death Vegas stays in Death Vegas, even when what happens is a Dangerous Christmas for Deathmatch Fluorescent Light Tubes Tree & Glass Plate & Alpha Deathmatch

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S6E2: Io Shirai vs Mayu Iwatani w/Geoffrey Golden

CREDIT: STARDOM TWITTER

CREDIT: STARDOM TWITTER

THUNDER ROCK EXPLODES!

On this episode, your boys head back to the World of Stardom (or is it Stardom World?) to watch the Genius of the Sky defend her World of Stardom Championship against former tag team partner and former best friend, The Sky Blue Hyper Technician.

Will Mayu be able to defeat her unstoppable former stablemate or will it once again be a case of LOLSHIRAIWINS?

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S6E1: Andrade “Cien” Almas vs Johnny Gargano w/Dave Alegre

CREDIT: WWE YOUTUBE

CREDIT: WWE YOUTUBE

The regular season begins with one of our most highly requested matches: a five star NXT instant classic that sees NXT Champion Andrade 'Cien' Almas (with the ever present Zelena Vega) defending his gold against the ultra charismatic white meat babyface challenger, Johhny Gargano (née Wrestling).

In the city of brotherly love, will Johnny Wrestling manage to complete his Rocky story? And if so will that story be more like Rocky I where the victory comes in simply showing up and giving it your all? Or the more satisfying yet far less emotionally complex Rocky's 2-4 where it's about Rocky winning the big one in the end?

Either way, we'll find out with the help of concept artist and illustrator Dave Alegre. (@scrotumnose)

And if you can, please take a minute to check out and support Joaquin's fundraiser as he again takes on the LA Marathon to raise funds for a great cause.  Info at gf.me/u/ppk4ax

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Watching the Elite #16 (Being the Elite Episodes 137-140)

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Welcome to episode 16 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 All Elite Wrestling's premiere!

In this episode we are discussing Being the Elite episodes 137-140 covering the month of February, 2019. Highlights from this block of episodes include: Joey Ryan's self-defense issues, Christopher Daniels' dental issues, and Adam Page's fitness issues.

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TIA Off-Season - The Everything is Wrestling Quote Game IV

CREDIT: WWE YOUTUBE

CREDIT: WWE YOUTUBE

Get out your buzzers and put on your game face because it's time, once again, for the fourth edition of the Everything is Wrestling Quote Game.

Who said it!? That's the question of the hour. Joaquin is your host as Chuck, Frank, Tom and returning guest AC Boral face off in a battle for the ages. Spoiler: this edition features an actual, functional lightning round.

Check out everything AC @ACBoral (Rice & Shine)

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TIA Off-Season - King of the Thing III w/AC Boral

CREDIT: IMDB

CREDIT: IMDB

It is the penultimate episode of the TIA off-season and your boys are finishing up strong with another rousing edition of the King of the Thing trivia game! The categories are: Movez with a Z, Making an Entrance, Tuning Up the Band, The Mania of WrestleMania and (as always) Potpourri & Plunder!

And because it's our biggest King of the Thing ever we are joined by a new challenger: Muscle Temple member and chef extraordinaire AC Boral! (@ACBoral Rice & Shine)

Who will be crowned this off-seasons King of the Thing?

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