The Shining Wizards
By The Shining Wizards
The Shining WizardsMay 30, 2023
Episode 639: Can You BEEF That??
A jam packed episode covering the past week in the world of pro wrestling
Tony is rocking a Beef Shirt, and well, ya just gotta listen.
We jump into Over the Top, and we cover everything from the WWE to MLW and everything in between.
Matt is fired up about AEW Double or Nothing, and he breaks down the whole card, match by match, losing his mind. Listen to see if he enjoyed anything from the show or if it was straight hate.
From there the boys talk NXT Battlegrounds and WWE Night of Champions, go over picks, talk briefly about the NWA Crockett Cup and some how once again find themselves talking about XPW.
It is then time for the Can You Beat That Championship as Mike Peterson defends the title against DHB3, will Mike retain or did we crown a new champion?
After the game, we talk a little Impact, & Best of the Super Juniors. Then wrap things up with the news that Hulk Hogan said, "Never say Never" about a return to the ring. We ponder if & when before calling it a night.
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Episode 638: Crotch the Dong Hunter
On this episode of the Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast the crew covers it all.
Over the Top right from the jump, as we cover everything that happened in the past week. We cover the "Superstar" Billy Graham death and the 2004 WWF Hall of Fame class. This someone leads us into a conversation about Ron Reese, which is fascinating in itself.
Matt tries to steer the conversation to the WWE's Night of Champions, but they somehow end up talking XPW since the show is in New Jersey this weekend. Eventually we get into the Night of Champions, and run down the card.
We then enter the world of AEW, Tony watched last week's House of Black Trio's match, HK hates a rope break in a No DQ match, Matt is over the CM Punk nonsense, & we talk so much more AEW. Tony Khan needs help, enough with the Four Pillars and we preview the AEW Double or Nothing Show.
Matt gives a little rundown of NJPW Resurgence before a surprise interview takes place.
Then it's WHAT IF.....Shawn Michaels doesn't get hurt at the 1998 Royal Rumble?
Is Austin/Tyson the main event of Wrestlemania 14? What does this mean for the future of DX? How does Owen Hart fit into this story?
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Episode 637: A Bad Luck Spanking
Episode 637 comes out of the gate hot. Tony is pissed off about Facebook and he rants and raves like a lunatic.
Matt attempts to get things back on track by sharing his thoughts about the Wrestlemania 4 finish, how 2 good guys cheated to beat a bad guy. This leads the boys on a short adventure about how they would rebook Mania 4 without a tournament before being joined by Bad Luck Fale.
There are some technical issues at the beginning of the interview with the Rouge General Bad Luck Fale, but once we get them squared away we are off to the races. We talk about a variety of subjects, from the Bullet Club, to chopping fans, spankings, the Fale Dojo, David Finlay, Winning the IWGP Tag Titles, rocking the Wizards T Shirt and much more. This was such a fun interview, we really think you'll enjoy it.
We return with Over the Top,Magenta stops by, and does what only he can do. We talk WWE, and if the Bloodline is the greatest storyline in the last 20 years of the WWE. We talk about AEW, and the Elite vs Blackpool Combat Club storyline. Matt gets shit on for liking the trios twist that the House of Black has put on their matches. We run down some of the NWA Crockett Cup tag teams and talk about Steve Maclin as the Impact World Champion.
Then Kevin hits us with his TOP 5. This one revolves around theme music.
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Episode 636: Mommy's Happy with Paul Lauria
The Shining Wizards Return with Episode 636
Over the Top leads off the show & as the boys try to transition into Backlash from Puerto Rico, they are hit with a Savio Vega bomb followed by a surprise guest who rocks the socks off the crew. It's a great surprise and something we were not ready for, and it bleeds over into our guest, ECW Legend "The Giant" Paul Lauria.
If you aren't familiar with Paul Lauria, he was on the ECW Ring Crew with Mikey Whipwreck and they used to do wrestling before the shows. This caught Paul E's eye, and the rest is history. We cover that history, Paul shares some hysterical stories with us, and we explore how it has come full circle & what Paul is up to know with Wrestling is Now.
Back from a quick break we are joined by Kate the Great from The Mark Order Podcast/Fightful/Fightful Select & every other podcast under the sun to go DOWN THE AISLE. Tonight we explore Royal Rumble 2009. ECW is running at full strength, Jack Swagger, The Matt Hardy Turn, Shawn Michaels being poor, forgettable WWE Love Triangles, what was Jim Duggan doing in 2009, Kozlov, Great Khali & much more.
We finally get to talk about Backlash, Pay Per View Picks, the women's title situation, Bad Bunny, the Bloodline, Cody and more. Plus Matt answers some of KJG's questions about the world of NJPW. We also talk about the addition of Trinity to the Impact Women's Division.
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Episode 635: YUP
The boys are back with another fun filled show.
Lots of WWE talk on this episode. The direction of Cody, the WWE Draft, who should win the new title, the latest lawsuit, bad writer ideas and more
We also check on Handsome Kevin's excitement level for the possibility of Wrestlemania 41 being in Minnesota.
We also talk about the AEW landscape. Roderick Strong is All Elite, the idea of a Saturday Night Show, and the cons.
Milwaukee Tom joins us for the latest Wizards Rewind as we go back to 2017, Tom's first ROH show in Milwaukee UnAuthorized.
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Meet Robbie X- KING OF THE CRUISERWEIGHTS
Matt and Kevin get together to talk with UK wrestling superstar Robbie X. The King of the Cruiserweights shares so much with us. It's a great introduction
to the man who is tearing it up in the UK. We talk about his near 5 star match with Will Ospreay, working with legends like Frankie Kazarian & Doug Williams. HIs feud with Lio Rush, the UK wrestling scene during the pandemic and the Me Too movement. We only scratch the surface with this future wrestling star. If you're a wrestling fan, be sure to keep your eye's peeled cause 2023 is gonna be a huge year for Robbie X.
Episode 634: Billions for Biggers
Tony, KJG & HK are back to bring you all things from the world of pro wrestling. The boys do some video game talk and catch up with each other before jumping into the wrestling world. Over the Top is a wild ride from WWE to Stardom and back to the NWA & MLW. Tony puts his degree to use and gives us a breakdown of the Rhaka Khan (Trenesha Biggers) Conspiracy Lawsuit. If you are not familiar with this one, hold on to your hats as the boys go over the list of names that she is suing & some old wild stuff from this crazy story.
The boys are covering the Chavo Guerrero Jr. quote that dropped today about using the Guerrero name to get over and Chavo going after Rey. The boys have some feelings about this, especially KJG.
The XPW is back and making noise as someone apparently set themselves on fire this weekend, and for some strange reason the boys talk about getting Snitsky at a wrestling convention to punt fake babies. At this point Matt joins the show and catches up with the boys before a quick break.
Back from the break we are talking about AEW booking moments, TNT title, Wardlow, Goldberg and Tony has the picks punishment for Matt & Kevin. They also ponder if a wrestlers hair is the same all over the body.
We roll out a new segment called Nailed it or Failed it, where we can a particular wrestler/wrestlers & talk about there call up, or change of promotion and if they Nailed it or Failed it. We talk Street Profits, Enzo/Cass, X Pac, Marc Mero & Raven.
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Episode 633: Frogs in the Toilet
We have a full house tonight
Show starts and Matt is having internet & microphone issues, he is in & out of the first 20 minutes of the show. Tony has some technical difficulties & issues with Matt and his harsh words for the committee.
Boys do a little catching up, Matt attempts to join them, and is annoyed with his internet & Streamyard. When his microphone stops working, well......ya just gotta listen
Guys hit on some Over the Top #WWE #RAW #Smackdown #AEW #AEWDynamite #AEWRampage #NWA #MLW #ROH #ImpactWrestling
Matt joins just in time for our guest Shepard Alexander. Shep is training in the #NJPW #NZDojo
We talk about living in the land down under, training at the NZ Dojo, animals, talents, 2023 goals and more. It's a great introduction to Shep.
After a quick break the boys catch up with Matt about his trip down to #NJPW this past weekend. They talk #BulletClub #JayWhite and more
This some how turns into Tony quoting Lean on Me for about 6 minutes before we talk about the #WWEDraft #ImpactRebellion The #CMPunk rumors #Cody and #DarkSideoftheRing
Then it's time for #KevinsTop5 & he hits us with 2 great topics.
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SPECIAL: Aaron Henare Interview
Matt sits down & chats it up with United Empire Member and NJPW Star Aaron Henare.
They talk about a variety of topics, becoming a member in the United Empire, Animal Organs, who's worse then House of Torture, The G1, Shingo Takagi, the Road to Dontaku, Hirooki Goto, Bad Luck Fale, Chess and much more.
This is a great way to introduce yourself to Aaron and an exclusive on the Shining Wizards Podcast
Episode 632: Bringing that BANG ENERGY
The latest episode is here and its a long one
Tony interrupts the open from Aruba to check in from his vacation
We catch up with some Easter talk, then Matt has to address the Pick situation, as there was a mix up this weekend.
We do some OVER THE TOP before we are joined by our guest, Mr Vinny Pacifico. We talk about his Bang Energy sponsorship, his time in AEW, songs to sing, goals for 2023, and much more. Its a great introduction to Vinny as he is one of the fastest rising young talents in the wrestling industry
We are back talking WWE, Mania after Raw and the disappointment that it left the fans with. Are you in on Cody/Brock? Does it feel like a Vince McMahon run show? Are you excited to see Riddle back? Thoughts on the upcoming draft . We shift gears into the news that Jay White is All Elite, before we can jump into that conversation, we are joined by the Can You Beat That Champion AL.
The showdown is on in the latest edition of Can You Beat That as Al takes on LOL Mike. Test your trivia knowledge against these guys and see if YOU can be the next challenger for the CYBT Championship .
We finish off the Jay White conversation, talk about the JAS, has it run it's course? Matt tries to explain why factions work in NJPW vs AEW. We ponder what Jay White's role will be in AEW. Kevin is sick and tired of the Tony Khan announcements, and we explore if Wembley is the best place for the 1st UK Show.
We preview the upcoming Impact Rebellion PPV, and Matt tries to get Kevin to watch Impact on a weekly basis. We touch on FTR winning the Tag Titles and resigning with AEW. Matt and Kevin speculate what this means, and both agree that the best tag team in the world needs to be featured on TV weekly.
Matt touches on NJPW before attempting to wrap up the show, then we get on the subject of socks in the house, and Kevin challenges Matt to a hot dog eating contest.
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Episode 631: Yo Do The Math
The biggest week in pro wrestling has come and gone.
We are talking all things from the past week. Wrestlemania 39 in all it's glory, the Shane McMahon injury, the matches that stole the show, did we see any Wrestlemania Moments? And of course we talk about the decision to NOT put the title on Cody.
We talk some WWE Hall of Fame, the return of Bryan Danielson in AEW, the sale of the WWE and what it means to the future
We make a Tony Khan sized announcement
Talk some Supercard of Honor, hit on some news and notes from Impact Wrestling, MLW and talk about the passing of wrestling legend Bushwacker Butch.
It's a great episode and we think you'll love it
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Episode 630: Do It In The Microphone Stupid
It is Wrestlemania week and we are chalk full of wrestling previews of the biggest week in wrestling.
We catch up quickly and our wonderful listeners remind us of the Needle in the pecker spot from the XPW show this past weekend, so we talk about that for a bit. Kevin is furious & Tony is speechless, which doesn't happen often.
We got Over the Top and cover all the major shows from the past week of TV, WWE, AEW, Impact, NWA, ROH and MLW.
Matt isn't the biggest fan of Wrestlemania week, so we dive into that, hot dogs and more.
We preview the Wrestlemania 39 card, and it seems like the gang is pretty excited, even if Omos vs Brock is on the show.
A quick break to plug Patreon's and the Wizards Network
Upon returning, Matt realizes that NXT Stand & Deliver is also this weekend, so we talk about the card, & Tony tries to guess if the name is one of an NXT Wrestler or a made up name by Kevin.
We talk about AEW, The Dream Match between Kenny Omega and Vikingo, Stu Grayson, Sting, Adam Page, Blackpool Combat Club, Jeff Cobb and more.
Bad luck has struck Impact, so we touch on the unfortunate injury to Josh Alexander and Mickie James
Run down the Ring of Honor Supercard of Honor Card
Then we hit on the Wizards Rewind back to Supercard of Honor 9, we run down the card, what worked for us, what we didn't like, who was in KRD, Jimmy Jacobs and Lacey, and much more.
It's another great show and we hope you enjoy it.
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Episode 629: P CUP
The Wizards are back with another episode covering the world of professional wrestling.
After a short open, Matt poses the question, if Ricky Steamboat had a Tag Team Partner, would you rather it be Tito Santana or KoKo B Ware circa 1991. This leads us to the 1990 IC Title Tournament, we know Mr Perfect won beating Tito Santana, but who were the other 6 men in the tournament?
We hit Over the Top and cover all the results from the week, before taking about our favorite cold snacks to eat. Matt loves an egg roll cold and there is outrage, so we bring in our guest Darin Corbin to have him add his two cents to the conversation. We talk about a variety of food related topics, Matt shares a few embarrassing stories, we do talk some wrestling, and its a great introduction to Darin if you aren't familiar with him.
After a quick commercial break, we are back talking about the Road to Wrestlemania. The Bloodline vs Sami Zayn story continues to deliver, KJG thinks it's not over at Mania, HK questions if they should have put the title on Sami at Elimination Chamber and Tony is excited for Charlotte vs Rhea. What Tony isn't excited for is the possibility of Dominik crashing Rey's Hall of Fame ceremony. This leads us to talk about the current announcements for the 2023 Hall of Fame and who else we think we go in.
We hit on the Kenny Omega/Vikingo debate. Is a dream match a bad thing? The boys weigh in, talk a little about AEW Dynamite, talk turns to the NWA as Matt watched Powerrr and Tony watched USA. Matt asks if Nick Aldis leaving the NWA is on the same level as Hulk Hogan leaving the AWA. This is right in HK & Tony's wheel house.
Matt is hot about MLW and Kevin hits us with a hell of a TOP 5
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Episode 628: Like a Xylophone
On the latest episode the boys get back it with lots of wrestling talk and talk about wrestling.
The boys go OVER THE TOP and hit on all the results from the past week. Matt is in charge of the facts, as Tony is running behind. Who's facts do you enjoy more? Matt or Tony?
Matt is confused with the Booby Hitting clip from NXT & looks for clarity from the guys. From the bad, we go to the good, the Bloodline story continues to rule, but Matt is also confused by the Charlotte Flair clip of her from Smackdown where it looks like she is wrestling in slow motion. This leads Kevin to question, why are these big returns, not hitting the mark for most fans.
We are then joined by the Animal Bob Anger. The Asgardian Space Animal talks a ton with us about wrestling, comic books, Sexxxy Beasts and more. Magenta joins the interview and it's over the top, you have to listen to believe it. It's also a great introduction to the Animal Bob Anger.
After a quick break the boys are talking AEW, the leveling up of the title and the Will Hobbs title change. Is Rampage on the same live as WCW Thunder?
We hit on some ROH, and the Reach for the Sky Ladder Match before we hit a technical difficulty and Matt completely shuts down.
Tony ponders if Vince McMahon could take a small company in this era and make it as successful as he did with the WWE.
Its another great show from your favorite wrestling podcast.
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Episode 627: Eat Your Mud Water
A huge week of wrestling and we are back to talk about some of it.
After catching up and hitting Over the Top the boys jump into AEW Revolution.
Matt has some issues with a few things from the PPV. No time clock, legal tags in a NO DQ match and a lack of explanation on the DQ during the Iron Man Match. Besides that him and Kevin enjoyed the show. Tony hated the Texas Death Match, and we have some fun arguing about that, like why would you wrap yourself in barbed wire and jump on another man? A Brick? Ohh also, is it ok to throw a drink on a child? The room is split 50/50
We are then joined by the beautiful and talented Gabby Ortiz. Gabby is a main character in the brand new AppleTV + Monster Factory show debuting on March 17th. We talk about the camera's outside the ring, being vulnerable, how she fell back in love with wrestling, lumberjacks, mountains, and so much more. It's a fantastic conversation with a future superstar, get to know her before the show drops on the 17th.
After Gabby we put a bow on Revolution, and prepare for Can You Beat That. This is a must listen to battle, do we crown a new Can You Beat That Champion? You have to listen
We wrap things up with some ROH talk and Tony hits us with a going home.
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Episode 626: Scape the Lawn
This week the boys give you all the wrestling you want and more
After catching up with each other from last week the boys jump right into WHAT IF????
This week's What If if Bret Hart left WWF for WCW in 1992
We play out a variety of situations and fantasy book how things would have looked for both the WWF and WCW in 1992 if Bret Hart had left.
After a quick break we return to talk AEW, Battle Royals, MJF, tuning out during Picture in Picture and more. Plus a quick run down of the Revolution Card and Matt's annoyed about Aussie Open
It's Wrestlemania season so we are talking WWE. Is Bray Wyatt doing it for you? Rundown the purposed Wrestlemania Card, Kevin is 100% out based on one particular match, find out which one & more.
We also talk a little Impact, where MCMG are for us, who's the man to knock Josh Alexander off his throne and the Trey Miguel/Crazzy Steve match.
We put a bow on the show with Matt gushing over Mutoh's last match and the beauty of it all.
Its Wrestling Talk and Talk About Wrestling
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Episode 625: Hacky Sack in the Park
It's a full episode on the latest edition of the Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast
We break out a new segment called Over the Top. We run down the results from all the shows from the past week, and Tony put's it OVER THE TOP with a fun fact.
Then we get down to it, as we are covering picks and talking Elimination Chamber. Matt disliked the Women's Chamber match and draws disgust from his fellow wizards. They talk Lashley/Brock, the mixed tag match, Tony thinks Finn doesn't fit in Judgement Day, Elimination Chamber match and of course the main event, Sami Zayn vs Roman Reigns. We also share our followers favorite Elimination Chambers.
We turn our attention to NJPW Battle in the Valley. Tony makes fun of Jay White, Matt loses his mind about the Pirate, and Handsome Kevin hates Mercedes entrance music. We talk about the show a little, and the big women's match before Kevin has some technical issues that lead to some hysterics later in the show
After a quick commercial break for the Shining Wizards Network and the Patreon Read, its on to the Wizards Rewind.
Back to No Way Out 2005. We go top to bottom with the card, the landscape at the time, and have lots of laughs and good times getting in the time machine to go back to 2005.
We end with the bad news about Jerry Jarrett & Richard Belzer , and end on a high note with the Richard Holliday news.
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Episode 624: Kevin Kelly's Historic Field House
It's Monday Night and the Wizards are a man down, but nothing to worry about.
After catching up on the week that was in our personal lives, with anniversaries, wrestling shows & the Super Bowl, it's on to Picks and the NWA Nuff Said PPV. Matt highlight's what he liked about the show, before losing his mind over the main event and a few other things. He declares that he will never watch the NWA again, let's see how long that lasts.
Patreon winner for the month of February, William Mercier Jr joins the boys for their interview with the voice of New Japan Pro Wrestling and Promoter of AXW Kevin Kelly. Mr Kelly joins us to promote this weekend's event at the Historic Field House in Hamburg, PA. We talk about the show, the talent, Hikuleo, Jay White, what goes into putting on a show and so much more. Its an awesome interview and a great look behind the curtain with someone who has been in the wrestling business for 30 years.
After an hour long commercial break (7 minutes) we come back to talk about a variety of topics. We cover our New Beginnings Picks and find out where we are in the standings early in the year. Talk a little about the NJPW event, what's going on in Impact Wrestling, the new AEW Tag Team Champions and the prospect of Sami Zayn vs Cody Rhodes at Wrestlemania.
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Episode 623: Diet Coke is my Shit
The boys are back with a fun filled episode
Tony is having some butt issues, and Matt is running late. They cover a some of the NXT Vengeance Day Show, Matt shows up and is having a day. Tony thinks Kota Ibushi is the star of NJPW, and we never get to finish yelling at each other cause our guest joins us.
Playboy Centerfold and Cover Girl May Valentine joins us to talk about her time in NWA, getting the Playboy gig, Aron Stevens, junk food, pickles, lettuce and so much more. It's really fun conversation with a talent who continues to get bigger and bigger. You don't want to miss out on this one.
Back from a commercial break, the boys talk a little about the relationship they had with Lanny Poffo and his influence on the wrestling business. It's Wrestlemania season, and the boys talk Rhea Ripley picking Charlotte, would you be mad if Sami took the title off of Roman and more. We hit on some of this and that from AEW, Impact Wrestling and NWA before getting to the game tonight
It's Can You Beat That as Matt defends against Shining Wizards Kevin, do we have a new champion or does Matt reign supreme?
Flashback: Wrestling with Genius - A Tribute to Lanny Poffo
The Wizards and talent from across the wrestling spectrum pay tribute and homage to “The Genius” Leaping Lanny Poffo. With readings from his book “Wrestling with Rhyme” and original creations and stories, this presentation will hopefully give you an interesting look at the man and his creativity.
Participants include: Bill Apter, Steve Corino, Brian Myers fka Curt Hawkins, PJ Black fka Justin Gabriel, Ethan Carter III, The Blue Meanie, Drake Younger, Zach Gowen, Gregory Iron, Tessa Blanchard, The Juicy Product, Drew Gulak, Danny Maff, Mr. Touchdown, Alpha Female, Jaxson James, Chris Payne, Dave D-Struction, and Matt Macintosh.
Plus stories about the Poffo family from Jeff Jarrett, and an original poem in tribute to Lanny by Rob Van Dam.
Originally aired March 26, 2015.
Episode 622: Throatmeal Cookies
It's a full house tonight. Kevin Is back from Florida & we are rocking & rolling.
With the Royal Rumble in our rearview mirror, we are officially on the Road to Wrestlemania.
We break down the Royal Rumble, what we enjoyed, what we disliked, and of course, The Bloodline story.
We are joined by current AAW World Tag Team Champion Frontman Jah C, we cover a variety of topics, from his favorite tag team partner to sharing a locker room with Jay Briscoe to cookies, movies and much more. It's a fun interview and a great introduction to Jah C if you aren't familiar with him.
After a commercial break we hit on a few things from AEW, Impact Wrestling and MLW before getting to Kevin's Top 5
HIs list, Top 5 early 1990's WWF babyface turns
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Episode 621: Dude in a Diaper
The Boys are back with another fun filled episode
They kick things over talking about the tragedy that struck the wrestling community this past week with the horrible passing of Jay Briscoe.
We redirect the show into the WWE world, talking Royal Rumble, surprise entrants, who we think wins the rumble, the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and plenty more.
Conversation takes a turn into the Far East as they talk about Muta's last match, Hakushi, the kick from Kiyomia to Okada, and a few other things before a quick break.
Back from the break the boys are all over the board, talking a little AEW, MLW, XPW and Women of Wrestling before the Wizards Rewind.
Tonight we jump back to 1996, Clash of the Champions 32. We are talking the Hulkster, Elizabeth, Macho Man, Bunkhouse Bunk, Dick Slater, Robert Parker, Sting, Lex Luger, Alex Wright and much more. We have a lot of fun on this one and have a very heated debate about one particular match. Tune in to find out.
It's a fun filled show, and we hope you enjoyed
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Episode 620: NO PORTHOLES!!!!
It's another Monday Night, and you know what that means
After Tony and Handsome Kevin held it down last week, the whole crew is back this week. For some ungodly reason, they spend the first 20 minutes talking about Matt's vacation. Did the boys hype it up too much last week? Were you disappointed? Was there a porthole?
We jump into the crazy week in the WWE, Vince McMahon is back, is the company for sale? Stephanie McMahon resigns. We have no clue what any of this means & we spend some time speculating about the future of the WWE, and what it means for the product.
We talk some Royal Rumble and the ad that Matt saw during Monday Night Football with Cody advertised. Will Big E make a return?
We discuss the Ruby Soho match, the powerbomb and Jungle Hook. Who liked it, who didn't & much more
We are then joined by the Wild Rhino, Clark Connors. We cover a variety of topics, from his return against Suzuki, being a part of the Historic Crossover show, and Wild Hips in the Super Junior Tournament. Clark shares drunk lost cell phone stories, thoughts on the Karl Fredericks news and much more. It's a really fun talk, and worth checking out.
Back from a quick break and it's time for Can You Beat That......Matt defends the title against The Captain. Is Matt's reign over, or did the Captain rock the boat?
We hit on a few notes on AEW Dynamite, Matt is outraged that NXT has a tag team called the Rockers, and Tony no longer is watching MLW or NWA, its all about WOW now.
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Episode 619: BOOYAKA!
It's the debut of the Old Man Group as Tony and Handsome Kevin get into the wrestling talk. HK comes alive when Tony's mom enters the chat. The guys get giggity over all the happenings at Wrestle Kingdom 17, including the debut of Mercedes Monè. Talk then turns to the biggest news so far in 2023: Vince McMahon has returned to the WWE, reinstated himself as Chairman, and sets the wheels in motion to either reach a media agreement or sell the company. HK wonders how one particular suitor would work out...
The guys also discuss the happenings in the WWE and AEW. HK admits to watching XPW, Tony vents his frustrations with NWA and MLW, and there's a Handsome Top 5 in honor of KJG.
Episode 618: That's Swank
Happy New Year
The Wizards are back with the 1st show of 2023
After the boys catch up about their New Years activities they dive into the world of professional wrestling
Matt got all jacked up for the Muta/Nakamura match & ended up signing up for the Pro Wrestling NOAH Streaming service. Matt talks about the show itself, gushes over the Muta/Nakamura match and ponders why Nakamura isn't a bigger star in the WWE & the guys talk about the his Royal Rumble win and why it didn't translate into him becoming the star they think he should have been.
They talk Wrestle Kingdom 17, Dragon Lee leaving AAA for NXT, and Kennan stripping Sammy & Tay of the titles
We Also talk Judas, Maki Itoh, Nick Gage, who is the face of GCW?
Mandy Rose made a million dollars with her website, and Tony asks, does this set the women's revolution back? It's a great topic of conversation
They cut Wardlow's hair, we talk some AEW, Jeff Jarrett, Karen Jarrett tweeting, Don West and what's happening on Smackdown
Then we go Down the Aisle, we talk about the 1994 Super J Cup. We talk about Ricky Fuji, Gedo, Bob Backland in WAR in 1994, and so much more.
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Episode 617: Tommy's Place
The boys are live in studio with Phil Raia from the Turnbuckle Throwbacks. It's a night of pizza, wrestling talk, and a run-in from T3.
After some great talk, the guys cover the December 22, 2017 episode of Monday Night Raw.
We hope everyone has a Happy New Year!
Episode 616: Government of the Law
It's Monday Night and the crew is back with another action packed episode
The boys cover the Mandy Rose release and share their thoughts on the whole situation, and have a pretty heated debate about if she should have been fired or not. They talk about the latest episode of AEW Dynamite and the happenings of what's going on in the WWE Universe
After a quick break they talk a little NWA and MLW before getting into Can You Beat That. We get news on the current champion and the committee makes a few announcements that will change the game going forward.
We wish you all a safe and happy holiday
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Episode 615: CHUDS
It's Wrestling Talk....and Talk About Wrestling
Matt Is the Lucky Pierre tonight with KJG & Handsome Kevin
The boys catch up, as we hear about JJ Rouge's weekend and working with Eugene aka Nick Dinsmore before they jump into Ring of Honor's Final Battle. We talk about the card, the Double Dog Collar Match, Jericho tapping to the Swing, is ROH Garbage and the newly announced Honor Club and what does that mean for ROH Weekly TV.
We come back from a quick break with some coverage of NXT Deadline & the Surviver Challenge. We hit on the world of the WWE quickly, talk about the Kurt Angle celebration.
Then it's on to AEW, Ricky Starks, and Winter Is Coming. We question KJG about Ricky Starks and ponder, who if not Ricky Starks, should have been MJF's 1st opponent in this reign.
Then we go down the aisle, sticking with ROH, we are back at Final Battle 2002, the 1st time ROH ran this event. We talk about the Ring Crew Express, Paul London, the main event and MORE!!!!
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Episode 614: BEST PIZZA CHEF
It's Wrestling Talk and Talk About Wrestling
The fellas quickly catch up with each other before being joined by the one and only Luigi Primo. The Best Pizza Chef in all the land. We talk about Pineapples on Pizza, his favorite toppings, working in AEW, going to Japan, and much more. It's a real fun interview and a great talk with one of the best characters in the professional wrestling business.
We follow up the Pizza Chef with some NWA talk, Blunt Force, Samantha Starr, The Spectaculars, Velvet Sky and more.
We run down the Ring of Honor Final Battle card. Tony can't wait (That's a lie)
This leads us to the news that Steven Regal is out of AEW and on his way back to the WWE. Worst Salad Dressings, new AEW Title Belts, Kevin's hate for Ricky Starks, a banning and more.
Then it's time for Kevin's Top 5, as he gives us the Top 5 people on TV with GO AWAY HEAT. Who's on your list? Did Kevin miss anyone?
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Episode 613: No Ears
Fresh off of the Thanksgiving Holiday the boys are back to serve up some wrestling talk....and some talk about wrestling.
Handsome Kevin is on 4th mic, and Matt attempts to throw him under the bus for his Thanksgiving tradition, and boy does that blow up in his face. Matt is in the barrel.
Our guest, Rolando Freeman joins us to talk NWA, the Spectaculars and more, but the connection isn't the best, so after a few tries, everyone thinks its best to try again in the future. Don't worry, we will get him on as a guest.
The Boys then turn their attention to WWE Survivor Series WARGAMES!!!
They cover the show, the Bloodline and much more.
Then we are joined by David Henry Bauer the 3rd, who picked tonight's Wizards Rewind. We go back to WCW Uncensored 95. Relive this shit show with us, as we have a blast talking about old WCW.
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Episode 612: 11th Anniversary Show
Kate the Great & Handsome Kevin host The Shining Wizards 11th Anniversary Show
Show is full of lots of laughs, trips down memory lane and tons of guests who pop in to celebrate with the boys.
They are also joined by Darryl Sammartino and Larry Richert to talk about the Bruno Sammartino documentary.
It's a celebration of the Wizards.
Episode 611: Meat in the Suite
It's Monday and you know what that means, the boys are back talking all things wrestling from the past week.
After quickly catching up we talk some Tales of the Territory before diving into the NWA. It's been a week for the NWA and it's fans. Hot off of Hard Times 3, the boys recap the Billy/Nick Aldis saga, talk about Hard Times 3, and ponder the decision to make Tyrus the NWA World Champion. The Wizards come up with a scenario that would make all this worth it, find out what that is.
After being down about the NWA, we gotta pick ourselves up, so we bring in our guest, Sal Rinauro. Sal addresses the elephant in the room, and gives us some great insight for someone who works for the NWA. We talk about Sal's journey in the NWA, going from May Valentines best friend to Gaagz the Gimps...partner? His TNA appearance, action figures, new members and what to expect from Sal in 2023. It's a real fun listen and Sal is really the pick us up needed.
Coming back from a quick break we are covering a ton of topics. Next week's Can You Beat That Challenge may not happen. Matt has information that the Champion Christian isn't available, and he wants answers from Tony & the Committee.
Talk quickly turns to previewing the AEW Full Gear Show this weekend. The boys will be in the house, and no one is more excited than Tony. We try and figure out which female talents Tony is talking about, and what matches he is most excited for on Saturday. And don't worry, he watched last week.
We talk some WWE, War Games, & World Cup Tournament. Hit on some Impact notes, and Kevin's trip to WrestlePro this weekend. Kevin gets a little hot at some of the comments in the chat. New Japan notes and the excitement from Matt about the Teddy Hart docuseries is a bit disturbing
Then it's time to go DOWN THE AISLE, back to WWE No Way Out 2006, its a fascinating card, who knew Tatanka was all over WWE TV in 2006, December to Dismember and more.
If you're a wrestling fan, this is the show for you. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and we have a lot of fun. Plus our interviews rock
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Episode 610: Brian Myers Mask
The boys are back and its absolute chaos. Matt is fired up from missing last week's show. Kevin can't get over Tony having a Tootsie Roll in his Top 5 last week and Tony is ready to talk AEW.
We do some catching up, before talking a little Tales from the Territories. Florida, Stampede, picking up women, Bret Hart, No Class Bobby Bass and much more.
We talk picks, Crown Jewel, Logan Paul, Buckshot Lariat and quickly run down the Crown Jewel event. We then speculate on who is going to be in the Survivor Series War Games match, while also somehow talking relationship advice. We talk a little bit about the Sasha Banks Instagram post and of course, to get Tony fired up, we present him with the Smackdown World Cup.
To keep Tony annoyed we jump into AEW, where things get a little heated. After talking about the World Title Eliminator Tournament, the Full Gear Card, and Jeff Jarrett, we stumble into a talk about Tony Khan and if trying to run AEW & ROH was too much for him to handle. It's a heated discussion, which leads us to another conversation about who's opinion carries more weight, you have to listen to this one and let us know where you land.
After a quick break, we come back to talk a little about NJPW, Battle Autumn, & World Tag League. We cover the return of MLW, Battle Riot 4 then jump into the NWA news that dropped this afternoon. Nick Aldis gave notice, then was suspended. What does this mean for the NWA? Can Billy and company right the ship? We want them to turn it around and Hard Times 3 is gonna be an interesting point for them.
We then dive into this week's Wizard Rewind. Its back to the 1987 Slammy Awards Show (Link is below)
Its quite the adventure back in time, and it is a must watch show. Its cheesy 80's WWF at its finest. And we discover who the 1st ever 2 Time Slammy Award Winner ever was.
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1987 Slammy Awards Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh-J9sRHhyg
Episode 609 - Tac Pocket
The Two Man Army celebrates Halloween with stories of candies and trick or treating. Tony opens with a rant on how bad technology treated him the past couple of days, but then turns around with an on-the-spot Top 5 favorite candies. Kevin isn't thrilled with some of the entries on the list, but agrees that it's hard to say no to any candy.
After Tony discusses what he was disappointed in and what he enjoyed in wrestling for the week, Kevin happily changes the tide of the show and jumps right in with numerous Top 5s. His thoughts lead to discussions of the 24/7 title, strange characters, and participation entrances. The boys also discuss Shinsuke Nakamura and his upcoming match with the Great Muta, as well as this weekend's Crown Jewel.
By the time the show starts wrapping, Matt does a run in. He almost missed it with a case of the bubble guts, but managed to help close the show with plugs and tales of Crowbar wrestling for New Japan.
Episode 608: Alex Kane Bomaye
In this week's episode the boys start the show with an interesting conversation. Matt just watched the Jeff Hardy ROH Debut from 2003, and that sends the boys down a rabbit hole of Jeff Hardy, and Matt Hardy. It's an unscheduled down the aisle to kick off the show.
They transition over to the Karl Anderson WWE/NJPW situation. We ponder on if it's a work or not, go over some of the Crown Jewel card, talk a little about the Triple H era so far before jumping over to picks & NXT Halloween Havoc. Somewhere along the way, Tony has to deal with his dryer, and this leads to a very strange conversation about how the Wizards do the laundry. This ate up a lot of time, that we can't get back.
We are then joined by Former MLW National Openweight Champion and Leader of the Bomaye Fight Club Alex Kane. The Suplex Assassin talks with us about a variety of subjects, from Crybaby Calvin, to working with Davey Richards, sharting, the PWI 500, BW 500 and MORE. If you aren't familiar with Alex Kane, this is the interview to check out.
After a quick break, we are joined by the Can You Beat That Champion Christian Rocco as he watches Matt and Kevin battle it out for the #1 contender ship and a chance to challenge the Champion on November 21st.
Before pulling the train into the station we hit on a few things from the NWA, AEW, Impact and ROH.
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Episode 607: Super Thunderfrog BAY BAY
The Wizards are back with another jam packed episode
We quickly catch up and decide if we are picking NXT's Halloween Havoc. Tony needs to hear the card, and Matt of course butchers some of the names. This transitions into the breaking news from last week, the return of the Good Brothers to RAW, and what that means for NJPW. We ponder the possibilities, and this brings us to the NJPW TV Title. We go over the field, the design of the belt, and the rules.
We cover the recent happenings in AEW, a few big returns and debuts on Rampage, plus Orange Cassidy winning the All Atlantic Title. Guess who didn't like it? This leads us to a conversation about the NWA and Question Mark 2. We cover some NWA, and how the Hard Times PPV continues to shape up. Is Homicide due to drop the title to Kerry Morton? What story is Tony over?
We are then joined by Super Thunderfrog. He comes in 100 miles per hour, and is honestly an amazing interview. We talk about wrestling in the mall of America, teaming with Big O Possum, challenging for World Titles, pooping your pants, wrestling figures, Halloween & MORE. This is a really fun interview and worth checking out.
Back from a quick break, we dive into Triplemania 30. After last week's interview with Sam Adonis, Kevin was sold on the show, find out what he thought about it and what he took away from the show .
We talk some Tales from the Territories, the Andy Kaufman/Jerry Lawler story, All these years later, we are still learning new things about this amazing story, and we ponder, does this work if Vince McMahon Sr decides to run the angle instead of Memphis and Lawler.
We then do our Wizards Rewind, back to the Coliseum Home Video Piledriver Music Video VHS.
It's an amazing trip down memory lane and a lot of fun.
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Episode 606: El Rudo 501 Jeans
On this week's show the boys come in hot on a conversation about Jeans. How often does Matt wash his, and what do they smell like? How many pairs of jeans do we own? We catch up with each other about the weekend, Kevin ran into someone he knew at a wrestling show, but didn't realize it, Tony rubs in the Mets loss to Matt & Kevin has something going on with his hair. Plus we talk about Columbus Day and Pizza
We transition into some wrestling talk, leading things off with the Vice Tales From the Territories debut show on the Memphis territory. We talk about what we liked about it, and the prospect of some of the upcoming shows, Portland, Mid South and Texas. Vice is also dropping a Vince McMahon 2 Hour Special in a week, so we spitball about that before heading into NWA Territory. Tony really enjoyed NWA USA over NWA Power, so we talk about each shows from the past week, EC3, and we run down the current NWA Hard Times 3 PPV in November
We then head into AEW Land, and talk about the backstage fight between Andre(Andrade) and Sammy. The verdict is that Tony Khan is to blame for this & Tony goes off on the situation and AEW. We talk Wardlow, Jericho, FTR and more.
We take some time to cover our Impact Bound For Glory Picks, and the PPV itself. What was the match of the night? Kevin has a good idea why Bully Ray won the rumble, but Matt hates it, and Tony seems indifferent.
We talk about our Extreme Rules picks, but briefly touch on the return of Bray Wyatt or the show itself as we are joined by our guest.
El Rude himself, Sam Adonis joins us ahead of AAA Triplemania XXX
We talk about why he signed the MLW Contract, and what that means for his time in AAA, the importance of Triplemania, what match he is looking forward to most on the show, Bruno, collecting action figures and more. If you aren't familiar with Sam, this is a great introduction to him.
After a short break, we are joined by Patreon supporter Brendan to take a trip Down the Aisle. Brendan takes us back to the May 2011 Rahway Rec Center for a joint Jersey All Pro/New Japan Pro Wrestling Show. It's the first round on the Intercontinental Championship Tournament and our minds are blown away with the lineup and the fact that this took place so close to home & we missed it (Well Brendan didn't, he was at the show)
It's a fantastic show and a great time
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Episode 605: PCO The MotherShip
On the Mothership Edition of the Shining Wizards, the boys discuss the life and career of Antonio Inoki. They are soon joined by friend of the show PCO to discuss his move to Impact, Honor No More, Vincent, and his upcoming opportunity in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet at Bound for Glory.
After some discussion of the NWA and Impact, Matt leaves to celebrate his Anniversary. The Two Man Army hold down the fort with not one, not two, but THREE (!) rounds of Kevin's Top 5. It was a lot of fun and the chat was more than willing to help Tony get the right answers.
Episode 604: BLK JEEZ Beeting Around the Bush
This week the boys bring you an amazing interview with BLK JEEZ.
Topics covered with BLK JEEZ include being in the NWA, BLKOUT, Tyrus challenging for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, being a mentor and a wrestler, Promos and much more. It's a great interview with a lot of excellent insight and laughs
After speaking with BLK JEEZ, Matt recounts his trip to Queens for AEW Grand Slam. We talk about the card, the trip, the crowd, and what Tony is gonna dress up as for the Full Gear PPV.
After a quick break Tony plays us another video from the committee, announcing who the next challenger is, and what the plans are heading towards the 11th Anniversary Show. Matt is not happy
We talk a little Impact, Victory Road, and the newest member of the Impact Hall of Fame. A quick gloss over of what's going on in NJPW before heading Down the Aisle
We head back to ROH 2005 for a fun and exciting trip down the aisle.
It's an action packed fun show, and if you are enjoying it, we encourage you to please take the time to rate, review and subscribe.
Episode 603: The Wild Rhino
The boys are back with the latest episode of The Shining Wizards Podcast
The crew jumps right into it with Matt talking about how he is going to yell at anyone wearing CM Punk gear at Grand Slam, and this leads them down an AEW conversation. Did Hangman go into business for himself? Are we happy to have Punk back in wrestling? How does Tony Khan deal with this? And of course we run down the Grand Slam card, Tony is super excited.
We talk about the exciting news of War Games returning at Survivor Series. Thankful that it won't be for brand supremacy and we speculate what the 5 vs 5 teams would be. We also talk about the Crown Jewel Main Event and our thoughts on Logan Paul being in the main event.
We are then joined by LA Dojo, Big 4 member Clark Connors. The Wild Rhino talks to the boys about a variety of topics, from being in the original LA Dojo Class, Best of the Super Juniors, Horsemeat, his injury recovery, pants pooping and much more. If you don't know who Clark Connors is, this is the perfect introduction to him.
Back from a quick break and plugs, we are talking about the NWA. We have 2 new Question Marks, Velvet Sky continues to crush it on commentary, the Queen Bee match and of course Tyrus in the Main Event again.
This conversation leads us to Kevin's Top 5 list. We are talking Kevin's least favorite current championship belts. Do you agree with Kevin? Did he miss one? Let us know
We talk a little White Rabbit, Bray Wyatt & Impact before pulling the train into the station.
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Episode 602: Hale Storm
It's Monday Night and the boys are back at it again.
Tony is running a bit behind because of "work"
Matt and Kevin kick off the show with some history information, catch up on the week they had, then dive right into the AEW saga. They touch on CM Punk's injury, Tony Khan, Malakai Black, Trios Titles, Grand Slam and more. Kevin has some internet issues, so Matt has to go it alone for a few minutes, putting over the latest Inside the Ropes Magazine and the Almanac that cover 1989-1990. Upon Kevin's return the boys put a bow on the AEW talk, and briefly touch on the NWA before being joined by our guest.
Landon Hale joins us to talk about being trained by Robert Gibson, going from Kentucky to Massachusetts, being a Chiropractor, his first match, Chaotic Wrestling and much more. It's a fun conversation and a great introduction to Landon if you aren't familiar with him.
Tony joins us during the interview, and once Landon exits, we are joined by the Can You Beat That Champion, Christian Rocco. He is scheduled to defend against Kate the Great, but as you know, things change, you're gonna have to hear this to believe it.
After the Can You Beat That Challenge, we hit on a few things, Tony's hate for AEW, Extreme Rules, Impact, & the Great Muta's retirement tour.
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Episode 601: PUNK-MAGIC-ALL OUT
The Boys are back with another episode
Happy Labor Day
The crew catches up with each other after a busy week. Tony saw Clerks 3, Kevin watched all the wrestling shows Live and Matt worked.
They jump right into the AEW drama. We should be talking about the show and the matches, but all the buzz is the backstage drama from the Media Scrum. We talk about the reports of punches thrown, chairs thrown, biting, hair pulling, Colt Cabana and Tony Kahn. We really should be talking about the show but this nonsense is the lead. Matt compares it to WCW, what do you think?
We are then joined by one of the hottest competitors in the NWA. "Magic" Jake Dumas. He's been on a roll lately, and we catch up with him. We talk about the similarities in magic and wrestling, magic tricks, who he'd like to face, pants shitting, and a huge announcement about what he's doing in the NWA.
After a quick break we pick our monthly Patreon winner, then get back in to AEW All Out. Someone went 15-0 with their picks!!! Find out who. We briefly run down the show, MJF's big return, Punk winning the title, Black's future and much more
We hit on some WWE Clash at the Castle, as well as picks, a quick look at NXT When Worlds Collide, some Impact news, the NWA Hard Times 3 Main Event & the latest WWE Biography
Then it's on to our Wizards Rewind back to Fully Loaded 2000. We all watched the show in preparation for tonight, so we talk about the card, the players, the matches and much more. It's a great trip down memory lane
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Episode 600: The Roast of Tony
It's Monday and your favorite podcast has returned.
It's not a normal show, as Matt & Kevin have been tasked with putting together a Roast of Shining Wizards Tony as punishment for losing the Pay Per View Picks last year.
It's a show full of laughs, great roasters and a few surprise guests. Big O Possum, Original G.L.O.W. Hollywood and our dear good friend Crowbar just to name a few.
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Episode 599: The Young Gun
The boys are back with another loaded show
Tony is back from Wildwood, Kevin is back from Boston & Matt is right where we left him last week.
We are joined by the Pale Pro Champion "The Young Gun" Chandler Hopkins to talk about his upcoming defense against Mysterious Q, his time in AEW, the upcoming CYN event, being in a relationship with a wrestler and much more. This is a great interview with Chandler and if you're not familiar with him, this is a great introduction. Get to know him, he's going to be a star in this business.
After Chandler we talk a little about 1995 WWF, The Headshrinkers & Man Mountain Rock before jumping into the NWA. We are on the road to NWA 74. Tim Storm gets gifted a title shot, Tony is a bit annoyed with Powerrr and we talk about Billy's comments about Empowered. Plus we run down the NWA 74 Card.
We jump around to a variety of topics, the AEW Trio's Tournament, Kenny Omega, the WWE Women's Tag Tournament, the NXT Women's Tag Champs, Clash at the Castle, Impact Wrestling, Punk/Page & some NJPW
We take a quick break before going Down the Aisle. We end up at the Boston Garden in 1977 for the WWWF. On the surface it doesn't seem like there is much meat on the bone, but the boys have a blast going over the card. As a bonus, they also hit on some JCP from this day in 1986.
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Episode 598: Going Rouge with Izzy James
It's Monday Night and you know what that means, another episode from your favorite podcast.
We are without Tony tonight, so our good friend and fellow podcaster Kevin Rouge from the Year of Pod sits in on 3rd Mic.
The boys catch up with what they have been up to this weekend, and Matt gets super annoyed as he has to figure out how to play a video from Tony, with the committee's announcement on the next Can You Beat That Challenger.
After Matt loses his mind, they transition into the return on Dexter Lumas, the direction the WWE is going, College athletes vs Indie talent, and Vince McMahon in NXT.
We are then joined by The GutterSnake Izzy James ahead of his Texas Bullrope match against Kaun for Pale Pro Wrestling. We talk about the wrestling landscape in Dallas, Jeff Jarrett, his move set, The Misfits, Kiss, & much more. It's a great conversation and an excellent introduction to Izzy James if you are not familiar with him.
After a quick break the boys talk some AEW Quake at the Lake, and this conversation leads us down a crazy aisle, as we talk Giant Gonzalez, The Yetti, Torito and more. It's really the best example of us just talking about random wrestling stuff. Kevin hit's us with a few things from Impact's Emergence Show before we get to Kevin's Top 5.
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Episode 597: Short Haired Balls
The boys are joined by Kyle Hessler, booker and promoter of Pale Pro Wrestling in the Dallas Fort Worth Area. They discuss a variety of topics, the transition from MMA Fighter to Promoter, scouting talent, championship reigns and more. Pale Pro has a show coming up on September 3rd, be sure to check it out. PalePro.com for tickets and more info
After Kyle exits, Tony brings up the Sasha Banks photo saga from the weekend. Matt has some off the wall takes, and may even be stretching it with his argument. We get breaking news that Rocky Jones had passed away, so we spend sometime talking about him & ECPW.
We end up talking about the WWE in a positive light, something we haven't done in a very long time. Kross's return, who should take the title from Roman, HHH already improving the product, Women's Tag Title Tournament and more. Tony hates AEW and the Trios Title, we talk some Quake on the Lake, AEW Fight Forever and some more. We bounce around with some NWA & Impact talk, the Lex Lugar documentary and the news that VICE is brining us a new show based on the territories.
After Patreon Plugs we jump into this week's Wizards Rewind. Back to August 1997, the ECW Arena, Born to Be Wired. Matt and Tony aren't super excited about the show, and Matt 100% romanticized it since it was his first trip to Philly. After spending a good amount of time talking about the show, and Kevin opening our eyes, the boys decide that it was a pretty good show. We talk a bunch of ECW & it's a great discussion and review.
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Episode 596: CPA Wrestles
It's Monday Night and You Know What That Means
Another episode of your favorite wrestling podcast.
The boys quickly catch up with each other & talk some NWA. Tony gives us his top 3 from the weekend in the world of NWA. Matt is hot about Billy and the move to put Tyrus in the main event. Tony is disgusted by the amount of titles in the NWA. So the boys discuss, how many titles is too much?
We are then joined by one of our longest friends and independent wrestlers CPA. We discuss a variety of topics from working AEW against Paul Wight, the CPA character and the Dungeon of Doom among other things
After CPA we get into some SummerSlam talk and picks before taking a quick break
Upon our return, we jump right into the Can You Beat That Challenge. The Champion Christian Rocco defends his title against Brendan Heaney in an unbelievable battle. Did Christian retain? Do we have a new champ? Listen to find out
We wrap up with some talk about Ric Flair's Last Match
If you are a wrestling fan, this is the podcast for you
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Episode 595: WATTS UP
It's Monday Night and You Know What That Means
We are back with a lot of news, wrestling talk, picks, Down the Aisle and a great guest.
Erik Watts joins us to talk about a variety of topics, from being the son of Bill Watts, why he went from football to wrestling, WCW, Tekno Team 2000 & much more.
After a break, we are joined by Tony to talk a variety of subject, Vince McMahon, HHH head of creative, Ring of Honor Death Before Dishonor, NWA, MLW, Impact, XPW & more
Plus in honor of our guest, we head Down The Aisle back to USAW 1995
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Episode 594: TV 14
It's Monday Night and You Know What That Means
The boys are back to talk all things wrestling. Tony Play's a Thunderfrog liner AGAIN, to kick off the show, and the boys are disappointed. So we decide to play a bunch of liners to see what could have been played instead of Thunderfrog.
From there we catch up with each other, Tony's got a new bathroom with a toilet as high as a tennis judges chair, Matt has a new deck and Kevin has a bunch of questions.
We jump right into the Ric Flair match announcement.
Raw reportedly going to TV 14, does this mean a new era for wrestling?
Tony brings up Mick Foley signing a new Legacy deal, and we ponder on if the Vince McMahon headlines will have any impact.
We hit on MLW Fusion's last episode of the year, a jam packed show with Hammerstone vs Holiday
We talk some AEW, and finally get to the root of why Tony isn't the biggest fan of AEW. We hit on some Dynamite and Rampage, plus some ROH Death Before Dishonor.
We wrap up the 1st half of the show with some NWA talk. Matt is hot about the Mike Knox thing and Tim Storm.
Back from the commercial break we talk some Impact Wrestling. Chelsea Green, Mickie James, Violent By Design, Honor No More, Mike Bailey's teeth and more.
Some G1 Climax talk from Night's 1 & 2
Then it's onto our Wizards Rewind. Back to Superstars of Wrestling from June 13, 1987. It's a loaded show with lots of stuff for us to talk about. Bad Promos, Title Changes, and more.
If you are a wrestling fan, this is the podcast for you.
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Episode 593: Falling off a Cliff
Monday Night, and You Know What That Means
Another episode of your favorite wrestling podcast
Right from the start, Matt is annoyed at the committee, he want's to challenge for the Can You Beat That Title. We catch up on the week that was for us, Kevin's computer kicked the bucket, Tony & Matt had uneventful weeks.
This leads us to the latest in the Vince McMahon news. He's paying 4 women much more to keep quiet then he did for the tape libraries of WCW & ECW. This leads us on an interesting conversation, then it turns into to what would you do for 7.5 Million Dollars, and what would you do for 1/2 a mortgage payment.
From Vince we go to Jordynne Grace and the Chris Benoit tweet. We discuss the tweet, what she implies & cover the apology. It's a conversation that covers it all, and it's something that really makes you think.
We are then joined by the Dominican Destroyer Vargas ahead of his huge match against Brian Myers. We talk Create a Pro/WrestlePro, tag team vs Singles, the New York Jets, and what to expect from him on July 24th and much more. It's a great introduction to Vargas
We hit on a few notes from AEW, New TNT Champion and get Tony annoyed before taking a quick break
Back from break we talk a little NWA, Tim Storm, Impact Wrestling, Kushida, Time Splitters, CHAOS, Davey Richards, MLW, and of course the MLW Top 10 before The Can You Beat That Champion Christian Rocco joins us to take on Kevin.
It's an amazing battle and something you need to listen too.
We bring the train into the station with some light wrestling chatter
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Episode 592: Big Strong Wizards
The Two Man Army starts off the festivities with stories of the July 4th weekend. After a few minutes Mims joins the show with stories of his injuries from his match with Tyrus at Alwayz Ready, as well as his recovery. We dive into his history with Crimson and becoming involved with Tried N True Wrestling, his love for the history of the NWA, and how much he loves the Television title. Plus we learn that Mims used to play Smash Brothers competitively as well. After a short break, the guys cover the NWA and MLW. Tony was not happy with Fusion from last week, and Matt joins the show to mostly concur. Unfortunately, Matt disconnected the broadcast, which leads to Kevin and Tony starting the show over. We find out who the first challenger is to Christian Rocco for the CYBT title, we talk a little WWE Money in the Bank, and Kevin hits us with two Top Fives.
Episode 591: Shook Wizards
Monday night means one thing, the latest and greatest from your favorite podcast.
We are joined by Create A Pro Champion Bryce Donovan, we talk about the journey to the championship, the crazy injury, and the comeback. Working under the Create A Pro learning tree, and what it means to have that opportunity. We talk the Shook Crew, Dog Collar Matches, NJPW, Chase Figures and more. It's a great introduction to one of the fastest rising stars in wrestling.
Tony then joins the show as the fellas gear up to talk Forbidden Door. We cover our picks, and where we stand after the Pay Per View. Matt thinks it's time for Jim Ross to take a step back and points out him calling out the referees during the event. This conversation turns into an all out war between Kevin and Tony, you gotta hear it to believe it.
After the discussion, we put a bow on the Forbidden Door, talk about our favorite matches, the Shibata moment, Zack Sabre Jr, the 4 Way dance and more.
After a quick break, we are back to talk some NWA, the latest in the Vince McMahon saga and then it's on to Down The Aisle. We are joined by the Former Can You Beat That Champion Kevin Rouge as we head to the AWA, Super Clash 4. It's a wild ride as we talk Jake the Milkman, Todd Becker, The Texas Hangmen, Tommy Jammer, Crockett Cup 1987 & MORE. It's a fun trip and great talk. Before wrapping up Kevin Rouge hits us with a question about Ali & MJF. We share photos of Tony Khan hugging Claudio, and Tony plays us a video to close the case on his referee argument.
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Episode 590: WildKat Cereal
The Two Man Army (tm) brings a double-shot of WildKat Sports in promotion for their X-Rated event. First it's the man behind WildKat himself, Luke Hawx. The boys talk Young Rock, Heels, being Stone Cold, and his upcoming tag title defense. Up next is WildKat star J. Spade. The guys talk about breakfast cereal, Luke paying rent, teaming up with Bu Ku Dao once again, and much more.
After the break the boys discuss Impact's Slammiversary and the PPV picks. Before long, they are joined by Kevin Rogue and Christian Rocco in the next Championship edition of 'Can You Beat That?' It's an exciting match, for sure.
Before the show ends, Kevin and Tony discuss the recent Vincent McMahon investigation, and they offer some brief points about what has been happening since the announcement of Stephanie McMahon as Interim CEO.
Episode 589: Champ Champ
The boys are back in town with another jam packed show
Matt is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Kevin celebrated his 39th Birthday & Tony now has a high schooler
We had to pick 2 PPV's this weekend, and Kevin was late getting their picks in, so Matt and Tony have to decide what the punishment must be for Kevin. Tune in to find out Kevin's Fate.
We get to talking about NWA's Alwayz Ready. Tony & Kevin really enjoyed the show, and we get to talking about it before we are joined by the 2 Time & Current NWA World Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch. We talk about being the NWA Champion, the big WildKat Sports show on June 25th, and the pressures that come along with being the champ.
We talk a little more NWA after Trevor, and hit on some WWE notes, the break up of Judgement Day, Riddle vs Reigns, Gunther & The Stampede Stud.
We are then joined by the Wildkat Sports World Heavyweight Champion Ryan Davidson. Ryan has been Champ for over 2 years, and is gearing up to challenge the NWA Champion Trevor Murdoch on June 25th. We talk about what it means to be the champ, who he'd like to face, horsemeat & MORE.
We hit a commercial break, and come back with a ton of news. We talk some NJPW Picks & the Dominion Show. Matt screams about Jay White, and how he is the greatest. We talk about the All Atlantic Tournament, Dominion, Kojima & much more.
We also do a little Impact talk as we are a week away from Slammiversary
Then it's time for Kevin's Top 5 before we pull this train in to the station.
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Episode 588: Hoochie Koo
Another Monday means another episode of your favorite wrestling podcast
The boys are back with another great episode. They catch up with each other, talking about dinners, house guests, and more. PLUS we get a video from the committee about who the next challenger will be for the Can You Beat That Championship.
Then they dive into the NXT & WWE PPV's from the weekend. The big topic is Cody Rhodes working hurt, and we speculate how long he will be out, and if a Royal Rumble return is now on the table. They also talk about Cody being the guy to beat Roman. They run down the PPV picks and the standings before moving into the MJF/AEW Situation. The Promo, and what the next step is. Will this turn into Tony Khan being a character on TV? Will AEW try and run back Vince/Austin with MJF/Khan? How is the story effected by the CM Punk injury? We unpack this crazy battle royal winner vs Jon Moxley vs Winner of the Dominion match situation, and Tony is annoyed by the rankings. We run down the NJPW Dominion Card and then take a quick break
After the break we are back with our Wizards Rewind, as we go back to November 7th 1987, WWF Superstars of Wrestling show. We talk about all the matches, moments, promos as we are on the road to Survivor Series 1987. We ponder what version of Jake the Snake we preferred when it came to the DDT, Out of Nowhere or Short Arm Clothesline set up. Randy Savage Promo's, the unlikely tag team of Billy Jack Haynes & Ken Patera, Sika, Strike Force and much more. It's old school wrestling talk, and it's what we do best.
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Episode 587: The Outlaw Matt Lancie
Happy Memorial Day
The boys are back and talking all things wrestling.....well sort of.
We are joined by "The Outlaw" of Wildkat Sports Matt Lancie. We talk a ton of topics, from what Wildkat means to him, to if it's appropriate to wish someone a Happy Birthday on Twitter, being a trainer at the school, Johnny Walker Black, and the HUGE X Rated Show taking place on June 25th. Matt also announces who his opponent will be, and its a big deal.
After Matt's excellent interview we find out that Kevin takes a 30 minute shows, and that's a whole conversation before we take a quick break.
We come back with some coverage of our AEW Double or Nothing Picks, the MJF situation, and do a quick gloss over the Double or Nothing PPV. For your in depth look at AEW, check out the Mark Order Podcast every Wednesday Night.
Then it's Down The Aisle. The untimely passing of Tarzan Goto sends us back to the ECW Arena, Heatwave 96. We eventually figure out who the Samoan Gangstas Party is, talk about the ECW/FMW joint show's that Goto was a part of, and talk some Doc and Gordy, there ECW runs & more.
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Episode 586: Rockett, with 2 T's
It's Monday Night and You Know What That Means........Another Episode of your favorite wrestling podcast
The gang is joined by NWA, Idolmania Sports Management & Gold Rush member Marshe Rockett. Lots of topics are discussed, from being in the NWA, how he ended up in Impact, the heartbreak of a WWE Tryout, being a member of the greatest faction in wrestling, 2022 goals and much more. Its a great interview with a great dude. Check it out
Tony is back after a quick break, and the boys talk about the strange Sasha Banks/Naomi situation. We weigh in on the topic based on what we have read in the media, and try and get a grasp on it. It's a really wild situation.
Then it's time for the Can You Beat That Championship as Kevin Rouge from the Year of Duke & Rogue makes his first title defense against Downtown Petey Brown. The committee has some really hard questions for the competitors. Did Kevin retain? Post CYBT things get wild, as RR shows up and things get strange.
We hit on a couple things, LA Knight's name change, Who tweeted this?, Hiromu in Impact & Blood Moon Rising before pulling the train into the station.
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Episode 585: AKIRA- Death Samurai
Kevin, Matt and Tony are back with another exciting episode of The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast
The soft open, the boys try and button up this nonsense about Tony & the Can You Beat That Championship committee. We get a little clarity, but we still don't have a clue what is going on.
We quickly catch up before we are joined by our guests, The Death Samurai AKIRA. He's had a shit travel day but is kind enough to join us. We talk about being a deathmatch wrestler, Jon Moxley wearing his hoodie on Dynamite, Masha, OPW, H20, wrestling his significant other and much more. Its a great interview and insight to AKIRA. A man you should have your eyes on.
After a quick break we briefly touch on the Ibushi situation, before talking about Cody Rhodes being the guy to take the title off of Roman Reigns. This turns into a conversation about guys who didn't work out in one promotion but were successful in another, and leads to us taking a premature trip Down the Aisle to talk Lex Luger and SummerSlam 1993, Tatanka, Allied Powers and more.
We get back on track with some this and that's about NJPW, Impact Wrestling, MLW, and NWA. Does seeing Jay White lose in Impact effect his stock in New Japan Pro Wrestling? We talk about the Ric Flair news, and that's an interesting conversation.
Then against Tony's wishes we do a proper down the aisle, back to a random USWA card from 1995. We talk about Gorgeous George 3, Mark Curtis, Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton in solo runs, David Jericho, & more. Its the perfect Down the Aisle to end the show
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Episode 584: Blood and Fire
It's Monday Night & the crew is back with another jam packed show
We kick it off by catching up with each other, Tony had COVID, Kevin has allergies, & Matt is always working.
We start things off with some MLW talk, as Tony really enjoyed the latest episode of MLW Fusion, from there we transition into Picks, and Wrestlemania Backlash. We talk about the show, why we all picked RK Bro/Claymore, and Kevin gives us his match of the night.
We talk a little bit of AEW, Tony thinks Bryan Danielson is being wasted in this stable with Mox/Regal/Yuta so we talk a bit about that.Tony still doesn't know the difference between Julie Hart and Jamie Hayter & we talk a bit about the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Tony claims to be the head of the Championship Committee of the Can You Beat That Championship. Matt & Kevin strongly disagree.
We are then joined by Brain R Solomon author of Blood and Fire, The Unbelievable Real Life Story Wrestling's Original Sheik. It's an unbelievable chat about the book, and the process of putting it together. From the Batman stories, to Bobo Brazil and FMW, its a really great talk, and a great preview of what to expect when you buy the book.
We hit on some NWA and NJPW talk, before Matt hits Kevin and Tony with the question, What Wrestling Truths would you like to have answered.
Then we hit the Wizards Rewind, back to May 23, 1992, WWF Superstars. It's a wild time in the WWF and none of us can really remember what happened between Wrestlemania 8 & SummerSlam 92. We have a lot of fun talking about the show, and find some interesting things out. It's a good listen.
We hit a few going home's before pulling the train into the station.
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Episode 583: Caprice of Honor
Wizards are back with another huge episode
Tony is late again, and we ponder, does he hate guests?
Caprice Coleman is supposed to join us at 7, but is no where to be found, so we do some wrestling talk and talk about wrestling. Matt doesn't understand the hatred for Sammy, talk a little Owen Hart Foundation, Punk vs Page, Wrestlemania Backlash, NXT, NXT UK and some more. Tony joins us as we are guessing the name of the UK WWE PPV. We just scratch the surface on Tony's hate for guests, when Caprice Coleman joins us.
Caprice forgot about our interview, but like the true professional he called in, and we could not have been happier. We talk about Caprice being in the NWA, working commentary with Ian Riccaboni, meeting Tony Khan, working Supercard of Honor, & much more. This is a great interview.
After a quick break, we are back to talk NJPW Wrestling Dontaku, go over our pick results, and talk about some of the highlights from the show. We talk Bullet Club, Good Brothers, Tanahashi, Okada, Naito, Best of the Super Jr's, Jay White, Juice Robinson and more.
We hit on some 3 counts for the NWA, MLW and Impact Wrestling before Kevin hits us with a Top 5. Then we pull the train into the station with some Going Homes
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Episode 582: A Starkz is Born
*****Programing Note- Maria Kanellis was advertised to be on the show, she encountered travel issues, and was unable to appear. It happens, we are working on rescheduling her, so stay tuned *
The boys are back at it this week. Everyone is here and we have a ton of wrestling to talk about. Impact had Rebellion this past weekend, and the boys made picks. We go over our picks and talk a little about Impact & Rebellion. Tony gives us his 3 Count on MLW, even though they didn't have a show, and Matt wants to know if you're #TeamHammer or #TeamHolliday. Tony also has a 3 Count on the NWA, which he gladly gives us before Matt loses his mind about NWA After Dark. Its an epic rant
After a quick break, we are joined by Billie Starkz. At 17 she is tearing it up on the Independent scene and making a name for herself in GCW, Beyond Wrestling, and all over the Mid West. We talk about balancing school & wrestling, her support system, Law and Order, and much more. We have a lot of fun and its a great talk. If you're not familiar with Billie, this is a great introduction.
Shining Wizards Kevin defends the Can You Beat That Championship against Kevin Rogue from the Year of Pod. It's the first ever CYBT Open Challenge, and it's a good one.
Episode 581: Art & War
It's Monday Night and you know what that means, an episode full of Wrestling Talk & Talk About Wrestling
Matt and Kevin are back with a loaded show, after catching up on the holiday weekend, Matt's mind is blown that a fan sold his house & gave the money to "Liz Morgan". Kevin can't believe it, and they both have a laugh about it before being joined by Big F'N Vin. We talk about his awesome beard, how he got into the wrestling game, his father (911), PWI, being one of the best big men & what 2022 has in store for him.
After Big Vin we talk about AEW, Battle of the Belts, & the Sammy/Tay hate. We put a bow on that as we get to chat with Lash LeRoux. Lash catches us up on what he's been up to since he left wrestling, his social media absence & more. We talk about how he made it in WCW, being in MIA and much more. This is a must listen to interview.
After a brief break the boys come back to talk about some WWE, a brief rundown of the Impact Rebellion card this weekend, and last week's Impact show. Matt is all caught up on the NWA & is gushing over The Gimp and the Cardona/Pope match. We do a Wizards Rewind back to WCW Saturday Night July 11, 1992, the go home show to Great American Bash 92. It's a great trip down memory lane, and a fun conversation. We hit on some going home's before we wrap it up for the night.
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Episode 580: Top Golf Moses
The Two Man Army holds down the fort tonight, Discussion starts with Tony's failed weekend attempts to go to Medieval Times and Top Golf, which leads into Moses from MCW and Shane Taylor Promotions joining the show. Moses shares his stories about learning to play golf and how much fun he had at Top Golf. Discussion turns to all things wrestling, including the end of ROH, the Moment of Solidarity, his career in MCW, and so much more.
Tony spends some time showing off his arcade collection while Kevin introduces us to his new Lance Archer figure. After the break, the boys spend time discussing some news and notes, including Sunny's latest woes and Los Parks being ousted from MLW. A quick round of 3 Counts for MLW and NWA lead to discussion of Shinjiro Otani and the horrific injury he suffered this weekend. Kevin recalls that he was the first ever WCW Cruiserweight Champion, which leads to a trip Down the Aisle. All this and plenty more, including Ezekiel and the new Lacey Evans, some off-the-cuff Going Homes, and so much more.
Episode 579: A Very Grizzled Podcast: Wrestlemania Week
We are back with a jam packed episode
Right off the bat, we are joined by Shawn Donavan, ISPW Tri State Champion & SAW Heavyweight Champion.
We talk about WrestlePro, finally being a guest on the show, the influence of Pat Buck and Tommy Fierro, being a teacher, and much more. Introduce yourself to one of the best the east coast has to offer (Interview cuts in and out due to bad WIFI)
After Mr Donavan we jump into the huge weekend that was Wrestlemania Weekend. We talk a little Impact Multiverse of Matches & Ring of Honor's SuperCard of Honor.
After a quick break to plug the network and the Patreon we jump into Wrestlemania Night's 1 & 2, picks, what we loved, did we hate anything, was that the worst Stunner we have ever seen? What's next for Roman Reigns? Cody? Far amount of WWE talk
After Tony hits us with some 3 Counts on MLW & NWA we jump into Kevin's Top 5- This week, Top 5 Undercard matches from Wrestlemania's that outshined the Main Event
Couple going home's and its a wrap on your favorite wrestling podcast
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Episode 578: Something Something Alex Coughlin
It's Wrestlemania Week and this is the perfect show to get you ready for all the events, or to listen on your trip to Dallas.
We are joined by New Japan Pro Wrestling LA Dojo graduate Alex Coughlin to talk about a variety of subjects, including training at the LA Dojo, GCW Bloodsport, Japan, learning a new language & much more.
We cover the Wrestlemania Card, talk about the Warrior Award, and the latest inductees of the WWE Hall of Fame. We also talk about Triple H, and we put Tony on the spot to see if HHH falls into his Top 15.
After the normal plugs we are back with some 3 Counts on NWA, Impact Wrestling, MLW, ROH, NJPW & NXT talking all the hot topics from the past week in wrestling, and previewing the upcoming shows during Mania Weekend.
Then it's time for DOWN THE AISLE, we hit a ECW House Show from 1995, which takes us on a wild ride, with Dudley Dudley, Norman Smiley, Mikey Whipwreck, the Pitbulls and more.
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Episode 577: King Kaun
It's Monday Night and the gang is back & in full effect
Kevin and Matt kick off the show with a quick catch up. Matt praises Kevin for taking some pictures with Ricky Morton & Jay Lethal at Wrestle Pro. Kevin talks about the show briefly and the Tony Nese/Casanova Valentine angle.
They talk a bunch of random things, ROH, Wrestlemania, and Coliseum Home Video. Tony joins in the middle of the VHS talks, and the boys go down an interesting rabbit hole.
They are then joined by Former Ring of Honor 6 Man Tag Team Champion and AEW Dark Regular Kaun. They spend almost an hour talking with Kaun about a variety of topics, including Shane Taylor Promotions, Ring of Honor, AEW, Horror Movies, Single Wrestling & much more.
After a quick break the boys run down their picks from the NWA Crockett Cup and talk about a few things from the show this week. Hit on some stuff from Impact, New Japan and AEW from this past week before Can You Beat That
Kevin Challenges Matt for the CYBT Championship. Gear up for some wrestling trivia.
It's a fun challenge & the perfect way to end the show.
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Episode 576: Hey Yo
On this episode of the podcast, we quickly catch up with each other before talking about Scott Hall. We had learned on Sunday that he was on life support, and then this morning, that he would be taken off life support. We talk about his legacy in the wrestling industry, from his time in the AWA to TNA. We talk about which version was our favorite, and cover all the groundbreaking moments he was a part of. We dive into the Raw 1993 Rumble for the vacant Intercontinental Title, Rick Martel, and who was in the rumble.
We take a quick break, plug the network and announce our Twitter contest winner
Before we can start, we find out the news we were all dreading, that Scott Hall has passed away. It's a punch in the gut for sure & we even question if we should do our throwback.
We march onward & talk WCW Uncensored 99
It's a disaster of a show, and really gives you a good idea of where WCW was at this point.
Tony hate's guests, so as soon as Anthony Henry shows up, Tony is out.
We talk about Anthony Henry's 20 year career, from recently being on AEW Dynamite, to his time in NXT, Kit Kat's, cheat days, and much more. It's a very insightful conversation, and a great introduction to Anthony if you are not familiar with him
We hit on some New Japan Cup News for our going home as the tournament winds down and the Bullet Club continues to explode
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Episode 575: The Hangover Cure with Karl Fredericks
Tony Hates Guests so he isn't here for the start of the show
Matt is stressing over AEW Figures
Kevin is ready to talk with Karl Fredericks.
Karl joins us, and we are quickly off to the races, talking shots, energy drinks, and his journey to the NJPW LA Dojo. We discuss his talks with NXT/WWE, his relationship with Alex Coughlin & Clark Connors. The hands on teaching of Shibata. HIs first trip to Japan and the strange things he eat, including RAW Chicken. We talk about being a WCW Fan, getting to wrestle with Jushin "Thunder" Liger & much more, it's over an hour of content. It's a must listen to conversation.
Tony joins us, then we take a quick break before we are back with Shining Wizards PPV Picks for the AEW Revolution PPV. We discuss the card, dislikes, the tag rules, blood, Sting, and our favorite matches.
We jump into Impact's Sacrifice from here, and Kevin gives us the rundown of the Saturday Show, and even puts it over the AEW PPV
We talk about Tony Khan buying Ring of Honor and the Vince McMahon Interview. We hit on some 3 Counts for MLW, NWA, NJPW & WWE before Kevin hits us with his Top 5 unexpected title changes on Monday Night Raw (No Money In The Bank Cash IN's)
We have a few going home notes before pulling the train into the station.
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Episode 574: Second Salami
Episode 573: Matt’s Special Bag
The boys are all back in the saddle again with tons of wrestling talk and talk about wrestling
They are joined by your favorite guest and ours, Mikko Maestro. Mikko throws down the challenge to Tombstone Jesus, and somehow figures its going to happen in New Jersey, at Matt’s house, with Matt in his corner & Tony in Tombstone’s with Kevin as the special guest referee. It’s crazy & makes no sense, you’ll have to listen to believe it.
After our friend leaves, we cover the biggest news of the past week. We talk about Cody’s exit from AEW, and what a possible WWE run would look like.
We talk about our Elimination Chamber Picks, and the show itself. The Men’s Elimination Chamber, and some this & that’s
We cover Impact’s No Surrender Show from Saturday Night, the Eddie Edwards Turn, Jay White/Bullet Club Saga, Deonna’s Open Challenge & more.
After the break we come back with some new segments
First we have THE THREE COUNT.
Where we cover NWA, MLW, ROH and NJPW, hitting on 3 topics from each promotion from the last week, it could be from the last tv show, PPV, or news & notes
Before jumping into a new segment we bring you KEVIN’S TOP 5 & it’s a good one. Top 5 Wrestlers & the Weapons they used to win matches, can you guess who’s on the list?
Then we dip our toes in DOWN THE AISLE
We will randomly pick an event, talk about who is on the card, and away we go. This first go around, its Mid South/UWF from Missouri, March 3rd 1985. We work as magic as we go down the card, and that takes us down the aisle. From BladeRunner Rock to Jack Victory to The Sheepherders. It’s a wild ride, and just a taste of what this new segment offers.
Episode 572: HorseNeck Salami
On episode 572 of The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast, Kevin is joined by Kate Hensler of fightful and The Mark Order Podcast. They do a heavy dive into AEW and are then joined by The NWA’s Sam Adonis aka El Rudo. It’s a deep discussion about his experiences in pro wrestling and his take on the landscape today. Pittsburgh independent wrestler Zeke Mercer also stops by to introduce himself to The Shining Wizards Universe and talks about his experiences being a wrestler and college student, along with inclusion & representation in pro wrestling. Kevin & Kate also talk IMPACT, Matt Cardona’s NWA title win. Shining Wizards Matt’s Jay White fail, and their trip to AC for Dynamite. All this and so much more wrestling talk!
Episode 571: THE S.A.T
The boys are back with another jam packed show!
After a quick catch up, the boys are talking a couple of hot issues from the past week, Shane McMahon & Brian Kendrick. From there we do a little WWE Elimination Chamber talk. Tony is annoyed we have picks. Matt hates Goldberg and Kevin is looking ahead to Brock vs Roman at Mania.
We are then joined by our guests, S.A.T. Jose & Joel Maximo. We talk about their resurgence after stepping out of the light for almost 10 years, Joel has some technical issues, he was upset about that, so we do apologize. We talk about the Briscoes, GCW, HOG, horse meat, Maff & tons more.
After a brief break we are back to talk MLW, NWA, Impact, NJPW, ROH and hit on some news and notes before we pull this train into the station.
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Episode 570: The Structure is Flawed
Hot off the Royal Rumble the boys have a full show
They are joined by one of the hottest up and coming tag teams in the business TSF. What does TSF stand for? You’ll have to listen to find out. We talk about all things TSF, training at the Nightmare Factory, name dropping, sandwich spots, poop pants, NWA Crockett Cup, & MUCH MORE. This is a great introduction to these guys and a really fun interview.
Post interview we deal with some technical issues, plug the patreon & jump right into the Royal Rumble, or as Matt calls its the Royal Bumble.
Boys weight in on the event, and the lack of excitement from the Rumble. No surprises, Brock, Shane O Mac, YUCK. What did you think? We want your feedback.
We talk a little NWA, AEW, ROH Hall of Fame and hit on a few more news & notes before pulling the train into the station.
If you’re a wrestling fan, this is the podcast for you!
Episode 569: I Only Love Matt
It’s Monday Night and we are back!
Right off the bat we are joined by Jazzy Gabert from Sirius Sports Entertainment. We get into the transition from Wrestler to Promoter & the uphill battles she is dealing with prior to the debut show on February 20th. Talk about the stars, tattoos, her debut show, & much more. Plus we get a scoop as Jazzy announces who the commentary team is for the debut show.
After Jazzy, Matt runs down his trip to the Hammerstein Ballroom for GCW Sunday Night. The boys talk about the whole card, and Matt gives in-depth details. Plus we go over the PPV Picks & some random things from the past week that the boys enjoyed, Impact Wrestling, NWA & MLW.
After our commercial break we are back with a good old fashion Wizards Rewind. We are talking Royal Rumble 1988 & Bunkhouse Stampede 88. We talk each show & match, go into the story as to why NWA & WWF went head to head on January 24th 1988.
Its a good old fashion wizards show full of lots of laugh, wrestling talk and talk about wrestling.
Episode 568: I Thought She Lost an EYE!!!
Its Monday Night and You Know What That Means
The boys are back, no guests and lots of wrestling to talk about.
We kick off with the biggest news of the day, Cody Rhodes is a free agent. We speculate what this means, and if it means anything. Will he show up at the Rumble? Is this a Rhodes to the Top Storyline? Is this a PR Move?
From there we hit on some AEW happenings from the last week, the debut of Brody King, the news that they floated a Lita vs Britt Baker Storyline, which leads us to Tony going on some rant, only to find out that he has no idea what female is who in AEW, its hysterical.
We go over the Royal Rumble card, and who we think will win the rumble, briefly touch on the Lita/Charlotte Flair slow motion Twist of Fate, and the Elimination Chamber. We also run down who has already been announced for the Mens & Women’s Rumble.
A little bit on NXT talk before we take a quick commercial break.
Upon our return, we talk about the post Hard to Kill Impact Show. Matt & Kevin loved the show, and they break down each segment, match, and talk about what the future holds for the storylines & the ROH Invasion.
Kevin and Tony watched the latest MLW, and both have opposite takes on the show & Azteca Underground.
The boys hammer away at the NWA this week. Why is Tyrus lazy? Who is Cyon’s Father? Does Billy realize that Velvet Sky & Austin Idol’s bickering is awful?
We wrap up with some NJPW news & notes, and the return of Kevin’s Top 5.
This is a must for any wrestling fan. Please rate, review and subscribe.
Episode 567: Primetime Living
Your favorite Pro Wrestling Podcast is back & boy do we have a show for you!
We are joined by Primetime Living Dontae Smiley. He’s an author, a musical artist and a professional wrestler, among other things. We talk about working in AEW, being the OIWA International Champion, Sir Mo, Texas, and much more. Keep your eyes on Dontae, get to know him, he’s gonna blow up in 2022
After Mr Smiley exits, we put a bow on the Shining Wizards Pay Per View Picks for 2021. Find out who the winner was, and how close it ended up being. Once that’s out of the way, the boys talk NJPW & Wrestle Kingdom Nights 1 & 2, plus they hit on some NJPW Notes. Kevin thinks the IWGP World Heavyweight Title not having the same lineage as the IWGP Championship is stupid & we discuss.
Up next is NWA Powerrr & MLW Azteca. We talk about both shows, the highs and the lows. Before talking about Mickie James in the Royal Rumble and what the could possibly mean for the future.
After a brief timeout Matt & Kevin return to talk AEW Dynamite, Rampage & Battle of the Belts. Why was the FTW Title on the show? Beach Break in Cleveland? Signs at shows? SIT DOWN
We wrap up with Impact Hard to Kill, top to bottom an amazing show, we weight in on that, the ROH Invasion, the news of the return and what exactly the future holds for ROH & Impact.
Its a full show & perfect if you’re a wrestling fan, or know someone who is a fan.
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Episode 566: Wave to Jon Alba
Kate from Fight Club joins Kevin and Tony for an amazing interview with Jon Alba, sportscaster, wrestling personality, and wrestling podcast host. Jon talks about his latest podcast with Matt Hardy, titled “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy,” as well as his dislike of the wave at sporting events. The four spent an hour discussing sports, podcasting, interviewing, wrestling, and so much more.
After the break there’s discussion of the Big Swole and Tony Kahn back and forth, WWE’s Day One social media special (or whatever phrase has supplanted PPV), the PPV pick total, and, for the first time all year, picks are made during an episode. The three then try and decide if Big E losing was a bad thing, and how they would play out the next installment of Adam Page and Bryan Danielson.
It’s a must listen to episode!
Episode 565: Sparks Against the Ropes
Its our final show of 2021
Its been a hell of a year & we go out with a bang!
The boys catch up with each other, and briefly talk about the Christmas Holiday.
They are then joined by Kayla Sparks. We talk about her resurrection in wrestling, which she credits the Shining Wizards for (We can’t take credit for this) We talk about AEW, meeting Sting AGAIN, who is on her wrestling bucket list, Against the Rope, Spice Girls and much more. It’s a real fun interview, and great if you are looking for an introduction to Kayla Sparks.
Post interview we cover a ton of news & notes. From AEW and the debut of Kyle O Reilly to the Nigerian Pastor & everything in between. WWE, NXT, MLW, NWA, Impact, NJPW, GCW & More.
Then the fellas each give us their Top 10 Matches from 2021.
It’s the must listen to podcast if you’re a wrestling fan.
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Mick Foley
Episode 564: Christmas Kayfabe
Prepare for your holidays proper with the best wrestling podcast around!
Tony, Kevin and Matt are in the holiday spirit and they have a jam packed show lined up for you.
Are gift cards a suitable gift? The boys discuss that for a bit
Jump into some wrestling talk, MLW is on the list first, Tony gives us the rundown, Matt ask’s a bunch of questions, and the boys try and figure out who is on the MLW Top 10 List for the Week.
After MLW the guys cover some NWA. A lot of promo’s this week, with a lot of interesting stories going forward. Matt loves what they are doing with Sal Rinauro & the Aron Stevens story.
We talk about all the title belts in the NWA, which leads to an interesting discussion about the NWA Women’s Tag Titles and them appearing in the WWF circa Royal Rumble 88.
We are then joined by AEW Superstar and friend of the show Sonny Kiss. We catch up with Sonny about all things AEW, Limpbizkit, Grunge, Butts, Pop Music, Pop Culture, Movies and so much more. We chat for almost 2 hours and have an amazing time. It’s a must listen too episode.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas, please have a safe and happy holiday!
Episode 563: Righteous Honor
It’s Monday Night, and the boys have a loaded show.
Vincent from Ring of Honor joins the boys to talk about Final Battle, End of an Era, the Righteous, the independent wrestling scene and what the future holds for him. Its great to catch up with him and its a great interview. Find out who’s on his independent bucket list
After Vincent Matt talks about his trip to Baltimore for Final Battle, the boys go over picks and talk about the show, and what the future holds for ROH, if there is a future.
Back from break, we hit on a few this and that’s, Jim Duggan, Jack Evans, Jeff Hardy release before being joined by the Bounty Hunter Bryan Keith.
*Disclaimer, we had audio issues with Mr Keith so the interview cuts in and out a bit, we try to salvage what we could but we had to punch out. Mr Keith will be joining us in the future.
We hit on some more news and notes from NWA, AEW, Impact, NJPW, & MLW as well as talk about a few more topics before pulling the train into the station.
Plus we have a huge guest for next week.
Episode 562: Crimson Maestro
It’s Monday Night and You Know What That Means
The Boys are back with a jam packed show. It’s Finland’s Independence Day, and Mikko Maestro who booked himself on the show back in April, is here again to join the boys. We talk about Finland’s Independence Day, his recent trip to Finland, Tuna Pizza, wrestling at taco festivals, trips back to Finland, video games & more.
After Mikko, the boys briefly talk about NWA Hard Times 2, run down the picks, the debuts, and the overall thoughts on the show. After this, Tony has to exit the show, so it’s Matt & Kevin for the last 2 hours.
After a quick break, the boys talk a little WWE, Jeff Hardy, Day 1 & Broken Skull Sessions before turning to AEW. We talk AEW Dynamite, the upcoming show in Long Island, a Wardlow face turn, the new people who worked AEW Dark & some Rampage.
We are then joined by the Baddest Bitch around Amy Crimson. If you aren’t familiar with her, we suggest you check this interview out, its a great introduction. We talk Vince Russo, Battle Arts, MMA, the Amy Crimson brand, other podcasts, food & more. Its a real fun, wholesome interview, and a great introduction to Amy Crimson.
We wind down the show with some this & that’s from NJPW news and notes, will we see Shibata at Wrestle Kingdom? NXT War Games, the fall out, and the questions we hope to have answered on Tuesday. Hit on some PWG news, AAA run through, Impact notes, & ROH Final Battle rundown before wrapping up for the night.
If you’re a wrestling fan, this is the podcast for you.
Episode 561: Hawx Aerie and a Big Deal
The Two Man Army is together talking turkey (literally) and recapping some of the week in wrestling. Tony is excited about the upcoming Hard Times 2 and chats up the go home from NWA Powerrr. Then Tony is happy to talk about MLW and the crowning of a new National Openweight Champion as well. Kevin has lots of questions but might be a convert for MLW and NWA, with the way Tony is talking about them.
After the break the boys are joined by PJ and Luke Hawx, the amazing father and son tag team Hawx Aerie. We discuss their Circle Squared appearance which led them to working with the NWA as well as PJ’s rise in pro wrestling. From there the “Big Deal” Craig Steele returns to the show to fill us in on what games he’s playing as well as what he watches on TikTok. He also talks about the return of ISPW and his continued work with WrestlePro.
It’s a great show with some amazing guests.
Episode 560: TEN
We celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary in style tonight.
We had a lot of past guests record some videos & send them our way. So we play those, we catch up with each other, talk about Thanksgiving, and have two awesome surprise guests join us to help us celebrate 10 Years. Jaka & Sunny both call in & we catch up with them & just have a real fun time.
We briefly talk Survivor Series, and picks, very briefly, before watching more videos, having more laughs and playing Can You Beat That.
Also, after 10 Years, we finally figured out that this show, was all about us.