The Ringside RundownSep 27, 2023
Episode 99 - Should Have Counted to Three
This week on the Ringside Rundown Shay and Erik sit down to talk about what's been happening in pro wrestling! Jade Cargill is officially with the WWE. How does that affect AEW? Speaking of AEW we touch on the success of Grand Slam week and the build for the WrestleDream PPV. We also discuss the layoffs in WWE, who they missed the boat on, and who could be brought back.
Episode 98 - Taking Care of Business
This week on the Ringside Rundown Shay and Erik flex their booking muscles. How would we book a Halloween Horrors match between Shotzi and Bayley? Roderick Strong and Samoa Joe will be wrestling for a shot at MJF's World Title, how do we book it? Plus Nia Jax and Jade Cargill returned to TV this week and the internet has feelings about it.
Check out the episode and let us know what you think!
Episode 97 - Hostile Working Environment
This was a big weekend for wrestling as WWE had Payback PLE and AEW had their All Out PPV from Chicago so Shay and Erik discussed that. CM Punk got fired by AEW, so we think that nightmare is over. We hope.
Episode 96 - It Just Never Ends
This week Shay and Erik give their thoughts on the historic event from AEW, All In from London! Our favorite matches and moments we break down the whole thing. CM Punk is back with more drama so we have to talk about that. WWE has Payback and AEW has All Out this weekend so safe to say we're going to be quite busy!
Don't forget our plans for Episode 100! Details at the end of the episode!
Episode 95 - Are You All In?
Shay and Erik get hyped for AEW's All In PPV this week on the Ringside Rundown. We also discuss the Shayna Baszler vignette on WWE Raw, Edge possibly retiring, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Death Match, and more.
Also, get the scoop on our plans for Episode 100!
Episode 94 - No King of Mine
CM Punk is at it again. Shay and Erik break down the big stories this week in the world of wrestling. We are less than two weeks away from AEW All In. Has Tony Khan lost control of his roster?
Episode 93 - Say A Prayer For Women's Wrestling
This week you guys wanted to know our thoughts on WWE SummerSlam. Shay and Erik also discuss the bad luck in Women's Wrestling. Lots of injuries and lots of drama and we cover all of it. Listen to the episode and let us know what you think!
Episode 92 - Not All Fans Should Be Bookers
This week AEW has broken Erik. Expect epic rants about CM Punk and the makeshift tag team of MJF and Adam Cole. Erik and Shay get ready for WWE SummerSlam and tell you why Rhonda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler could be a sleeper match. Sit down, get comfortable, and listen to some audio goodness. When you're done share it with all of your wrestling friends!
Episode 91 - When Kayfabe Goes Wrong
As always, we gave another great episode in store for you! Shay and Erik sit down and have a lengthy conversation about kayfabe in wrestling particularly with Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio. Why and it works and how we would feel as their significant others being in this hot storyline. We also give our thoughts on AEW's Blood and Guts. All that plus predictions for NXT Great American Bash, what wrestlers we wish to interview, AEW All Out and All In, and so much more!
Pop in those headphones and enjoy this wrestling audio goodness! Don't hesitate to find us on Twitter and let us know what you thought of the episode!
Episode 90 - Business is Boomin'
Another week, another excellent episode of the Ringside Rundown! This week Shay and Erik discuss Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville's big Tag Team Championship win. Can Chelsea and Sonya be the anchor the division desperately needs? We also talk about the brilliance of Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio, Ricky Starks' supposed heel turn, and understanding why a loss in wrestling isn't always a loss.
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Episode 89 - No Gimmicks Needed
You guys keep asking the questions so we keep bringing the answers! This week Shay and Erik sit down to talk about what has been happening in wrestling! Memorable factions, wrestling movies, documentaries, Chyna's impact during her career, matches we wish we were in attendance for, and so much more!
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Episode 88 - Shoes Off If You Hate Roman
This week Shay and Erik are in the studio talking about everything that went down at WWE Money in the Bank! Everyone wants to know Shay's thoughts on Shayna Baszler turning on Ronda Rousey. Also biggest pops of the night, WrestleMania in London, and the big hits and misses during this Triple H era. We can't forget about AEW! Yes, we have thoughts on the Collision ratings but more importantly why it isn't as bad as you think.
Tune in! Tell your friends!
Episode 87 - The Art of Violence
This week on the Ringside Rundown Shay and Erik recap AEW Forbidden Door and give you their predictions for WWE Money in the Bank. Plus we answer questions about Jungle Boy and Hook, unsigned talent, and wrestlers turned actors. It's a chonky episode so get comfy!
Episode 86 - They've Neutered the WarDog
Did you know Wardlow has lost the TNT Championship 3 times during the entirety of Orange Cassidy's International Championship reign? Shay and Erik sit down to talk about that plus CM Punk, and the debut of AEW Collision. On the WWE side, Shay books a finish for a failed Money in the Bank cash-in, yelling more about Charlotte Flair and gushing over The Bloodline storyline.
Episode 85 - Mom's Mia Copa
This week Shay and Erik dive deep into what's been going on in wrestling! They discuss the MJF and Adam Cole promo segment from last week's AEW Dynamite, Orange Cassidy's title reign, and potential Kota Ibushi matches at Forbidden Door. On the WWE side, they heavily discuss the Women's Division: Rhea Ripley's dominance, Thea Hail vs. Tiffany Stratton, and more. Erik has heat with Shay's mom for willing Charlotte's return into existence! Check out all the fun and tell your friends!
Episode 84 - Use Your Google
This week on the show Erik and Shay discuss the matches announced so far for AEW Forbidden Door. Erik rants about fans asking who Okada is rather than doing their own research. We talk anticipation for the new AEW Fight Forever video game and why in 2023 championship title reigns are important to getting your product over. It's another great episode in the books, give it a listen!
Episode 83 - A Prophecy Fulfilled
Kris Statlander is back and Shay is stoked! This week Shay and Erik talk about the past weekend in wrestling. WWE had Night of Champions, NXT had Battleground and AEW had Double or Nothing. We talk about each show and what could be the next steps for each product. Pop in those headphones, grab yourself a drink, and tap in!
Episode 82 - Everyone Has a PPV This Weekend
With WWE, AEW, and NXT all running PPVs this weekend, Shay and Erik bring you a massive episode! We break down each show and give our predictions. In the mailbag segment, we answer questions about CM Punk vs. wrestling journalists, Why All In is successful despite lackluster US crowds and our Mt. Rushmore of promos and feuds. What an episode ladies and gentlemen. Don't sleep on this one!
Episode 81 - Competition Is Good
This week was a big week in wrestling so Shay and Erik got right to it! We answer your questions about Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio, which NXT draftees will benefit from being called up to the main roster. London is a hot spot this summer for WWE and AEW, which wrestlers would help us survive a zombie apocalypse and more!
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Episode 80 - There Are No Martyrs in Wrestling
Boy, do we have an episode for you! Shay and Erik sit down to discuss the WWE Draft, potential matches, and predictions for the new rosters. Over on the AEW side, Shay and Erik talk about Britt Baker's new shirt, Britt's unwillingness to be Champion, early success for All In at Wembley Stadium, and oh yeah, that guy CM Punk just showing up backstage at different promotions like wrestling's Carmen San Diego or something.
Another beefy episode! Give it a listen!
Episode 79 - The Punk Discourse
We're back this week and I think Shay is trying to get the show canceled! We open the mailbag and answer your questions about upcoming contracts and their negotiations. Shay gives us a first-hand account of this week's AEW Dynamite and Rampage, Shay and Erik debate CM Punk, and we go back in time to book 2004 Undertaker against top AEW stars. A fun episode, give it a listen wrestling fans!
Episode 78 - WrestleMania Recap and Reactions
In this episode, Shay and Erik recap both nights of WrestleMania 39. They also answer questions about WWE's merger under a new company Endeavor, and if Vince McMahon is back affecting WWE creatively. Pop in those headphones and tell us what you think of the episode!
Episode 77 - WrestleMania Preview and Predictions
This episode is full of predictions for WWE's WrestleMania weekend! Shay and Erik break down and predict the winners and losers for NXT Stand and Deliver plus a complete analysis and predictions for all the matches on the WrestleMania card. We also answer questions regarding the CM Punk drama in AEW, fan etiquette, women in wrestling needing more TV time, and more. Tune in, this is a good one!
Episode 76 - Post Traumatic McMahon Disorder
This week Shay and Erik found out that our listeners are terrified Vince McMahon is returning to take over creative for WWE. We try and comfort you guys all the while answering questions about Jade Cargill, Karrion Kross, Johnny Gargano, and what wrestlers could play classic movie monsters like The Mummy, Frankenstein, and Dracula. As always it's a fun one so listen up and tell us what you thought of the episode!
Episode 75 - Chasing Lightning
This week on the Ringside Rundown Shay and Erik answer your wrestling questions! We answer questions about betting on wrestling, our thoughts on the Outcasts of AEW, if AEW is on the same level as WWE in terms of their product, and what they can do differently, if WWE's Women's Division is in trouble, and so much more! Listen to the episode and tell us what you think!
Episode 74 - AEW Revolution 2023 Recap
This week Shay and Erik recap AEW Revolution! Get our thoughts on each match including poll results voted by our Twitter followers for each match. We also have a colossal mailbag segment with many questions regarding the WrestleMania build-up. Don't be afraid to follow us on social media and let us know what you thought of the episode!
Episode 73 - Bumps on the Road to WrestleMania
This week on the Ringside Rundown Shay and Erik let you know their excitement level for Omos vs. Lesnar and the rest of the current card for WrestleMania. Is there a problem in wrestling with bloated rosters? We look at MJF's promo from this past week and his match against Danielson at Revolution. All this and more this week on the Ringside Rundown!
Episode 72 - WWE Elimination Chamber 2023 Recap
Shay and Erik sit down to bring you their thoughts on WWE's Elimination Chamber PLE. Did Sami Zayn pull off the impossible or will it be 902 days and counting for Roman Reigns as WWE Undisputed Champion? Also, we get asked who we'd turn heel or face from both AEW and WWE rosters. Let us know what you think of the episode!
Episode 71 - The Enemy of My Enemy
Episode 70 - Rumble Young Man Rumble
Get comfortable because Shay and Erik are back with a new episode! Get our thoughts on WWE's Royal Rumble as well as what we think of Sami Zayn's exit from The Bloodline. We also speak on who can dethrone Jade Cargill over in AEW plus what's going on with Daddy Ass and The Acclaimed? Listen to the show and let us know what you think!
Episode 69 - We Still Exist
Shay and Erik are back with another episode of wrestling goodness! Get our thoughts on Bray Wyatt and the Mt. Dew Pitch Black Match, Sami Zayn going on trial, what surprises we would like to see at this year's Royal Rumble, and we honor the life and career of Jay Briscoe. Pop in those headphones and let us know what you thought of the episode!
Episode 68 - In a Perfect Wrestling World
Shay and Erik are back this week taking your questions on all things wrestling! Adam Cole returns, the women have a wild street fight, Prison Dominik is actually pretty good, who would be the pillars of our wrestling company, and more!
Episode 67 - Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone! We have a mega episode for you this week with something special. Joining Shay and Erik on this episode is Joshi Wrestling expert Jeff Merchant! Learn about the biggest names in Joshi Wrestling plus our thoughts on Mercedes Mone debut in Japan, the sell of WWE, CM Punk possibly coming back to AEW, our wishlist for 2023 and so much more!
Episode 66 - There's No Morals in Money
In this week's episode, Shay and Erik discuss the release of Mandy Rose, Who could be Uncle Howdy, How Sasha Banks will do outside of the WWE, who we associate the NXT Women's Title with and so much more. Please give it a listen and let us know what you think!
Episode 65 - WWE Survivor Series 2022 Recap
Shay and Erik break down WWE Survivor Series 2022 and answer your questions on Charlotte, how we would book Shanya Baszler vs. Rhonda Rousey, and our Mt. Rushmore of Punchable Faces in wrestling.
Episode 64 - AEW Full Gear Recap
Shay and Erik break down AEW Full Gear match by match with analysis and poll results from Twitter.
Episode 63 - Gearing Up For Full Gear
This week on the Ringside Rundown Shay and Erik answer questions on who we think will be in War games, Britt Baker and Saraya's match at Full Gear, their epic promo this past week on Dynamite, Sarah Logan's return, if there are other surprise returns in the works, and so much more!
Episode 62 - Another Crown Jewel Show!
Shay and Erik are back this week breaking down WWE's Live Event from Saudi Arabia, Crown Jewel. Match-by-match breakdown plus fire emoji poll results. Kick back, listen, and let us know what you think.
Episode 61 - You're Not Being Very Ucey Today
We're baaaaack! Shay and Erik are back and in this episode, we take your questions on things like Bray Wyatt, who is the GOAT of Women's Wrestling, would we like to see CM Punk in WWE, is MJF a good guy, and so much more in this episode where we play 21 questions.
Episode 60 - Mailbag Episode!
This week Shay and Erik got close to 30 questions in their mailbag and they answered them all in one colossal episode! We got questions about Saraya joining the AEW roster, Chris Jericho winning the ROH Championship, the White Rabbit mystery, and so much more!
Episode 59 - Ringside Rundown After Dark II
Shay and Erik are up late bringing you some wrestling audio content! We recap everything that went down for WWE and AEW this week. Why does Logan Paul get a title shot? Who do we think will get the W in the Moxley vs. Danielson match? What title do we wish WWE would bring back, Joshi wrestling, and so much more!
Episode 58 - He Who Shall Not Be Named
Shay and Erik are back recapping the week in WWE and AEW! WWE continues its hot streak of good programming while AEW figures out a way to move on without their biggest players due to suspension. Kick back and pop in those headphones and enjoy another episode of the Ringside Rundown!
Episode 57 - Poor Mama Cabana
Shay and Erik break down the weekend in wrestling with recaps of WWE Clash at the Castle and AEW All Out. They also discuss the press conference drama after All Out and what it means going forward.
Episode 56 - Are the Inmates Running the Asylum?
Shay and Erik are back from break! They discuss the ongoing backstage drama in AEW and if it's hurting the product. They also give their predictions from WWE's Clash at the Castle and AEW's All Out.
Episode 55 - Change is Good
There is a new shift in creative direction for the WWE and we have a lot to say about it! How did Triple H's first week of creative control go? What's with the booing of Liv Morgan? What's the AEW title picture going to look like come All Out? Who currently is a viable threat to Roman Reigns and his WWE Championship? All this and more is discussed so pop in those headphones and kick back with the Ringside Rundown!
Episode 54 - WWE SummerSlam 2022 Recap
Shay and Erik run down the SummerSlam card giving you their thoughts on each match plus Twitter poll results. They also answer questions in the mailbag segment involving Hook, Danhausen, and whether AEW should be concerned with WWE's new creative direction.
Episode 53 - We're in the Wrestling Upside Down
Boy, do we have an episode for you! Shay and Erik discuss the retirement of Vince McMahon and what that means for the WWE going forward. Shay and Erik also recap Saturday night's Death Before Dishonor PPV giving you our thoughts on each match.
Episode 52 - Bad For Business
This week Shay and Erik have a massive episode for you! Vince is in hot water again, the latest on Sasha Banks and Naomi, and we say goodbye to Paige in the WWE. All this plus recaps and we answer some of your questions in a fun mailbag segment.
Episode 51 - AEW Forbidden Door and WWE Money in the Bank Recap and Results
Shay and Erik break down AEW's Forbidden Door and WWE's Money in the Bank PPVs! We also answer questions regarding The Usos, Killer Kross, Theory, and more.
Episode 50 - AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door Preview and Predictions
AEW and NJPW have a huge inter-promotional PPV tomorrow titled, Forbidden Door! Shay and Erik give you a preview and predictions for the show and as always answer your questions in the mailbag segment. Pop in those headphones and enjoy the show!