Watching The Elite #21 (All Elite Wrestling July 2019)

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Welcome to episode 21 of Watching the Elite - The only podcast you need to stay current with everything All Elite Wrestling! Your hosts are the boys of This is Awesome? - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck.

For the July 2019 edition of WTE we are discussing Being the Elite episodes 159-163, episodes of Road to Fight for the Fallen and Road to All Out as well as covering the entire Fight for the Fallen show. Highlights from this block of episodes include: Shawn Spears allying with a Horsemen legend, Rick Knox refereeing outside the squared circle and an above average Fight for the Fallen card.

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TIA Off-Season: Tom's "The Jetson's & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!" Report & The Cameo Game

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On this week's off-season episode Producer Tom is finally making good on the bet that he lost many, many episodes ago - he's watched "The Jetson's & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!" and is giving his full report.

Then, Joaquin has grown tired of coming up with bits to open the show, so he's come up with a solution - The Cameo game! Chuck & Tom face off in a game of Joaquin's design, with the winner choosing a wrestler off of Cameo who (fingers crossed) will do a brief intro for the rest of the off-season.

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S6E11: Season 6 Finale w/Producer Tom

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It is the finale for season six and the entire gang has come together to take care of some housekeeping before they dive headfirst into the off-season.

On the agenda: three tie-breakers for the TIA Big Board. Frank, Joaquin and Chuck present their arguments for which match goes over, but ultimately the decision resides in the hands of Producer Tom.

Then, the boys talk big picture thoughts for the season and the resource project as a whole.

The three ties to be broken are:

S5E04 Aztec Warfare 1 vs S6E3: Masashi Taked OR Masaya Takahashi

S2E10 Will Ospreay vs Jimmy Havoc OR S6E10 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock

S4E08 The Young Bucks vs The World's Cutest Tag Team OR S6E05 Triple H vs Cactus Jack

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TIA Off-Season - Broken AC 4th of July Spectacular

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Happy 4th of July to all of our listeners in the US of A! Happy Thursday to everyone else!

In celebration of the day that the American hero Lex Luger slammed Yokozuna on the deck of the USS Intrepid your boys are cracking some Croix and trying to pretend like the AC isn't broken by discussing their favorite use of fireworks (aka pyro) in wrestling.

THEN - Joaquin and Frank go head to head in a light quiz of Charlie's design about everyone's favorite July (but mostly June) tradition: The Great American Bash!

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Watching the Elite - AEW Fyter Fest Recap

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Welcome to the Watching the Elite - The only podcast you need to stay current with everything All Elite Wrestling! Your hosts are the boys of This is Awesome? - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck.

This is our special Fyter Fest recap show where we break down everything that happened at what was being billed as The Most Luxurious Gaming & Wrestling Festival of All Time. We also close out our coverage for the month of June 2019 with a classic Superlatives party.

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Watching The Elite #20 (Fyter Fest Preview, All Elite Wrestling June 2019)

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:::SKIP TO TIMECODE 01:19:51 FOR OUR FYTER FEST PREVIEW:::

Welcome to episode 20 of Watching the Elite - The only podcast you need to stay current with everything All Elite Wrestling! Your hosts are the boys of This is Awesome? - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck. 

For the June 2019 edition of WTE we are discussing Being the Elite episodes 155-158, episodes of Road to Fyter Fest and Road to Fight for the Fallen as well as previewing the entire Fyter Fest card. Highlights from this block of episodes include: Kenny scrambling to finalize Fyter Fest, Christopher Daniels wrestling with CIMA's challenge, and Luchasaurus flexing his master's degree on Rick Knox.

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S6E10: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock w/Ryan Saucier

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It's the final match of season six, and finality is central to all of the proceedings. We're flashing back to WrestleMania 19, specifically the semi-main event that saw The Rock clashing with Stone Cold Steve Austin in what would ultimately be the last match of their WrestleMania trilogy. We know now that, in hindsight, it was also the final match of Steve Austin's storied career.

Will The Rock, now a burgeoning movie star with an always expanding shoulder tattoo be able to defeat the bionic rattlesnake? Or will Austin once again defeat his rival as top dog in the WWE on wrestling's biggest stage?

Joining your boys in the research lab this week to don the lab coat and toss some (pseudo) science around is returning guest Ryan Saucier! (@FlyingSaucier)

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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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