S6E8: Mephisto & Mistico vs Carístico & Cibernético w/Aaron Mobley

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On this week's episode your boys dip their toes back into the world of Lucha Libre and finally break the TIA seal on the CMLL promotion. It's the final match of the Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increíbles 2016, a tag team tournament with a unique wrinkle: each team is comprised of a rudo and a técnico.

Who will take home the honors tonight as Mephisto & Mistico square off against Cibernético and Carístico? And what happens when the original Mistico tangles with the young star who assumed the mantle when he left for the States?

Running in this week to help sort out the STAR ratings is screenwriter Aaron Mobley!

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S6E7: Nick Bockwinkel vs Curt Hennig w/Genevieve Gearity

CREDIT: WWE NETWORK

CREDIT: WWE NETWORK

They say its good luck to find a penny. They say if you carry a nickel with a hole in it you'll never be without money. Well I'm not sure about those superstitions, but I do know that a roll of dimes will win you the AWA World Heavyweight Championship!

This week we're taking a look at the American Wrestling Association's Superclash II, where champion Nick Bockwinkel is defending against young upstart Curt Hennig. This one is shaping up to be an all time cl--

Wait...who's this fella in the tuxedo heading to the ring?

Helping fill out the incredibly empty Cow Palace with your boys this week is comedian and podcaster Genevieve Gearity! (@genevieveismyname)

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Watching the Elite #18 (Being The Elite Episodes 145-149)

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Welcome to episode 18 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 145-149 in addition to episodes of Road to Double Or Nothing, covering the month of April, 2019. Highlights from this block of episodes include: Kenny's Fyter Fest Prep, Two Fantastic Rhodes Promos, and a Surprise Ending!

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S6E6: Kazuchika Okada vs Hirooki Goto w/Caleb Negassa

CREDIT: NJPW WORLD

CREDIT: NJPW WORLD

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Hirooki Goto has had seven chances to reach the top of the New Japan mountain and claim the IWGP World Heavyweight Title. Seven times he has failed. Coming off of a stunning victory the month before at WrestleKingdom, the Aramusha has one more chance to prove it to the world - but more importantly to himself - that he can do what some state is impossible.

With new ring gear and stunning war paint, Goto heads to the ring in Osaka to take on Champion Kazuchika Okada. Is 8 the lucky number for the challenger? Or is Goto fruitlessly (but nobly) fighting against the inevitable?

Joining your boys this week to help found the Goto Fan Club is producer Caleb Negassa!

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S6E5: Triple H vs Cactus Jack w/Zach Marcus

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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

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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

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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

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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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