TIA Off-Season - AEW Talent Acquisition Speculation Party

CREDIT: @AEWRESTLING

CREDIT: @AEWRESTLING

It's time for yet another AEW speculation party as Joaquin, Frank, Chuck, and Producer Tom once again gather together in the TIA studio. The subject this week: expiring contracts and talent acquisition.

First, Joaquin leads the gang through a list of contract expiration dates that have been reported by reputable news outlets or the talent themselves (per Fightful.com). Then, the gang discusses who they think is most likely to make the jump to AEW (both realistic and long-shot signings).

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TIA Off-Season - Watching A Shot of Brandi

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Welcome to Watching SOB! The internet’s only podcast binging, recapping and annotating YouTube’s favorite pro wrestling adjacent cooking show: Shot of Brandi

Your hosts are the boys of This is Awesome? - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck.

In this episode we are discussing Shot of Brandi episodes 1-6. Recipe highlights from this block of episodes include: Tequila Guacamole, Beer Cheese, and All In Risotto.

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Watching the Elite #14 part 2 (Being the Elite Episodes 131-132) & AEW Announcement Discussion

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Welcome to part two of episode 14 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 a set of episodes of BTE on the road to All Elite Wrestling's premiere!

In this episode we are discussing Being the Elite episodes 131-132. Highlights from this block of episodes include: A Christmas party, a look back at 2018, and a midnight reveal.

We will also be discussing the HUGE All Elite Wrestling announcement, and what it means for the wrestling world.

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Watching the Elite #14 part 1 (Being the Elite Episodes 128-130)

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Welcome to part one of episode 14 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 a set of episodes of BTE on the road to... well we're not entirely sure right now. But when we know, you'll know.

In this episode we are discussing Being the Elite episodes 128-130. Highlights from this block of episodes include: An SCU blood transfusion, final offers from H, and even more money shakes!

We will also be speculating on that the future holds for BTE and AEW as we approach the end of the Young Bucks' countdown clock!

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Watching the Elite #13 (Being the Elite Episodes 118-127)

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Welcome to episode 13 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 a set of episodes of BTE on the road to... well we're not entirely sure right now. But when we know, you'll know.

In this episode we are discussing Being the Elite episodes 118-127. Highlights from this block of episodes include: Marty's Party Planning, Ticking Clocks, Money Shakes and an exorcism even Emily Rose would be jealous of!

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TIA Off-Season - Producer Tom's eBay Game II

CREDIT: EBAY

CREDIT: EBAY

On this week's off-season episode, Producer Tom has once again thrown on his auctioneer's cap, explored the depths of eBay, and culled a list of wrestling related items that he will present to Joaquin and Chuck as we once again play Producer Tom's eBay Game (patent pending).

This episode's items include: An Undertaker-signed baseball, a Boogieman action figure (loose), an autographed issue of Muscle & Fitness AND MORE.

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TIA Off-Season - WWE Youtube Rabbit Hole & Armageddon Stats

CREDIT: WWE.COM

CREDIT: WWE.COM

Simply Ravishing! On this week's pod, your boys kick off a new off-season with a brief trip down a WWE youtube rabbit hole.

THEN, Chuck challenges Tom and Joaquin to square off in a game that's all about WWE's former December PPV mainstay: Armageddon. Grab your favorite flavor of La Croix and try to play along with the boys.

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S5E11: Season 5 Finale w/Dario Barrera

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Once again, your boys have reached the end of the season and face the off-season shenanigans ahead. But before the silliness can start, there's some housekeeping to do.

On this week's episode, Joaquin, Frank, Chuck and Producer Tom are joined by friend of the pod and muscle temple member Dario Barrera (from our WrestleMania Dispatch series) - they'll break some STAR Rating tied scores, talk about our big takeaways for the season, and even get a classic Joaquin quote or two.

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Watching the Elite - TIA Crossover Extravaganza!

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Joaquin is joined by a very special, and particularly handsome, guest (who also has access to editing episode descriptions) who's never seen Being the Elite! Join us as Joaquin recaps the series so far and then gives a grand announcement at the end of the show!

It’s Being the Elite in 60 minutes or less or your money back!

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S5E10: John Cena VS Rob Van Dam w/Adam Vaughn

CREDIT: WWE NETWORK

CREDIT: WWE NETWORK

For the last match of the season, your boys once again return to the (in)famous Hammerstein Ballroom, which just so happens to be filled to capacity with a molten hot and decidedly one-sided crowd. WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena enters the proverbial lion's den to defend his crown against arguably ECW's biggest star, Mr. Money in the Bank himself, Rob Van Dam.

Chants, signs, shirts, chairs, stairs. And one extremely problematic segment that unfortunately needs to be discussed. Welcome to One Night Stand 2006.

Joining the crew this week is actor, writer and director Adam Vaughn! (@adamgvaughn https://www.facebook.com/normalavenue/ )

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