WrestleFania : It's A Wrestling Podcast!!
By Fans Not Experts
WrestleFania : It's A Wrestling Podcast!!May 28, 2023
WrestleFania 118: WWE Night of Champions 2023 Instant Reaction
I admit it – I forgot to record an episode for this yesterday BUT, I think I’m better for it. I like reacting to a show that just happened instead of talking about a show a day or 2 before it happens. I hope you like it.
I’ll be live tweeting NXT tomorrow night at @WrestleWatcher, but I admit during the show I accidentally told you to follow me at @WrestleBrand.
This is what rock bottom feels like.
WrestleFania 117: WWE Backlash 2023
Tomorrow night is WWE's Backlash live from Puerto Rico! And even though I haven't been watching the shows because of reasons discussed in this episode (one of which is why I won't be watching Smackdown tonight) - it wasn't going to stop me from talking about it.
I'll be live tweeting at @WrestleWatcher, and if you're into making bad choices you can also follow @WrestleBrand. Maybe he'll be watching as well if he's not too busy spending time with his selfish children...
WrestleFania 116: WrestleMania Goes Hollywood!
It's WrestleMania weekend! No Brandon. No Live Episode. And just me talking in my car on the way to get some breakfast. So yeah, the podcast has come to this....
I'll be live tweeting all weekend at @WrestleWatcher, and maybe - we'll hear from @WrestleBrand, if he's not to busy unpacking. We get it, Brandon, you're a homeowner now. You don't have to rub it in, prick.
Anyway enjoy the show!
WrestleFania 115: WWE Elimination Chamber (But Really It's All About Sami Zayn)
I am excited about this year's Elimination Chamber, no matter the outcome of the main event. I am just really looking forward to the Montreal crowd (which is tough to say as a lifelong Bruins fan) and how they're going to welcome their hometown boy, Sami Zayn. However it ends, it should make for a memorable night and I'll be here watching and live-tweeting.
Oh and my me I mean @WrestleWatcher, and not the guy who used to be on this show - @WrestleBrand, but is probably too busy trying to score Yellowcard tickets.
Yeah, neither to do I.
WrestleFania 114: Mike is Watching the WWE Royal Rumble with his good friends Chips, Salsa, and Fresca
Happy 2023 wrestling fans! The Royal Rumble is here and I'm ready to talk a little bit about that match as well as the other matches set for tomorrow night. Forgive me if my voice sounds scratchy - I had a camera stuck down my throat today. I talk about it more on the episode, since I have all this free time to fill up because my co-host hates all of you.
Follow me on twitter @WrestleWatcher and follow @WrestleBrand to let him know how disappointed you are in him.
WrestleFania 113: Mike is Watching Survivor Series WarGames After Probably Another Dinner of Thanksgiving Leftovers
Happy Thanksgiving Wrestling Nerds! I know, I know - the actual celebration was yesterday, but since I'm still eating turkey, I can legally still say it. Anyway, I just finished watching Smackdown and wanted to talk about tomorrow night's SurvivorSeries Wargames!
Follow me on twitter @WrestleWatcher and give thanks that @WrestleBrand is no longer a host on this show.
WrestleFania 112: Mike Plans On Watching WWE Crown Jewel After Going to a Craft Fair with His Wife and Niece
I survived the drive to Florida with my mother-in-law! But how do I top that? Well, really I can't. I get to watch Crown Jewel from the comfort of my couch - but only AFTER I go to a nice craft fair with my wife and our niece. See, I can do normal human things too. I don't just sit around watching WWE....I mean, I do that too - but it's not the only thing I do.
Follow me on twitter @WrestleWatcher and if you send me $8.00, maybe I'll get one of those cool blue checkmarks that will now seem meaningless....
WrestleFania 111: Mike Will Be Watching WWE Extreme Rules in a Motel Room He's Sharing With His Mother-in-Law Because He's Driving Her to Florida This Week
I think the title speaks for itself. Yup, tomorrow I’ll be on the road to Florida, stopping in Virginia for the night – but I have my tablet and there better be WiFi because when she falls asleep at 8pm (and she will) I would be staring at the ceiling with big white cartoon eyes if I don’t get a change to watch this show.
If you see on twitter at @WrestleWatcher then I survived day one….
WrestleFania 110: WWE Clash at the Castle is Only Hours Away
I woke up early and thought - oh shit "Clash at the Castle" is today and I didn't do an episode. So, for you few, rare people listening to this episode - I dedicate this to you.
I'll try to be there live on twitter @WrestleWatcher....
WrestleFania 109: Summerslam 2022 Is Here. Vince McMahon Is Not.
Guess what! I (yes me Mike) watched wrestling this week! I watched RAW on Monday (okay the hulu version on Tuesday), I watched Smackdown tonight - AND I even watched a little bit of AEW Dynamite.
I am getting back into the groove of things - and looking forward to Summerslam tonight night! Also - holy crap Vince McMahon retired. I can't wait to hear from Brandon has to say as he did send some audio in for this episode. I guilted him into it - he didn't want to let Gary down...
GO WRESTLING GO
WrestleFania 108: MITB 2022 Snuck Up On Mike
Since we last met, my Celtics lost the NBA Finals, I've finished watching 30 movies (and 30 podcast) in 30 days, and I've podcasted a whole hell of a lot about Stranger Things. The one thing I haven't stayed up-to-date on is....wrestling! But do you think that's going to stop me from talking about wrestling even for a few minutes?
WrestleFania 107: Mike Didn't Realize WWE's Hell in a Cell Was This Sunday
Look, I'm going to be perfectly honest. I have not been paying enough attention to wrestling this past month. I only have a very basic idea of what is going on - but will that stop me from putting up a quick episode talking about tomorrow night's Hell in a Cell show? A show that I might only have on in the background (if that) while my Celtics play game 2 of the NBA Finals?
I mean, you're reading this right now, so you already know the answer to that...
WrestleFania 106: Mike Spends a Few Minutes Talking About WrestleMania Backlash
Oh yeah, WrestleMania Backlash is tomorrow! Such a memorable show that Mike waiting until Saturday night to put up an episode about it. Which is this episode. The one you're listening to right now. Lucky.
WrestleFania 105: Brandon and Mike, Together again and talking WWE WrestleMania 38!
Holy crap, could it be? Brandon (@WrestleBrand) and Mike (@WrestleWatcher) are both on the show together!? How much did that cost us? Well you can be sure to hear every penny's worth when you listen to them talk about everything happening during WrestleMania Weekend!
WrestleFania 104: WWE Elimination Chamber 2022
Mike is back again and flying solo. Again. What else is new? Mike takes a few minutes to talk about this Saturday’s “Premium Live Event” from Saudi Arabia while also taking a few minutes to talk about the news and rumors surrounding “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Stardust, who I guess is also known as Cody Rhodes to some people….
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WrestleFania 103: WWE Royal Rumble 2022
The only actual host Mike (@WrestleWatcher) is back to talk about Saturday night's Royal Rumble PREMIUM LIVE EVENT! He tried to include Brandon (@WrestleBrand) but once again that proved to be fruitless. Go Wrestling!
WrestleFania 102: NXT New Year's Evil 2022
Mike was going to talk about NXT New Year's Evil on the last episode, but thought it'd be cooler to break it out into its own episode so he can talk about Brandon not being here yet again! We may need to stop paying this guy.
WrestleFania 101: WWE Day 1
WrestleFania 100: NXT WarGames 2021
You'd think a 100th Episode would be this great celebration, right? Well when you can't even get your co-host to record ONE WORD for you to play as a joke of him not joining the show - you start to realize that the only person you can count on is Gary! Thank you Gary for 100 episodes of listening. But you still voted for Brandon. Oh, and I talk about NXT WarGames that takes place tonight...
WrestleFania 99: WWE Survivor Series 2021
It's almost Thanksgiving, which means it's almost time for WWE Survivor Series. And sure, while there is a lot to be thankful for in the world of wrestling, there is also a lot to be frustrated with. Mike touches on the most recent WWE releases a bit before talking about Sunday night's Survivor Series event. And Brandon wasn't here again.
WrestleFania 98: WWE Crown Jewel 2021
I am not going to lie to you. I will never lie to you...Mike almost forgot to even do this episode - and Brandon? Brandon doesn't care about you anymore. Anyway, Mike talks about how he isn't all caught up on WWE because of Red Sox playoff baseball - and how he might not be that "all elite" after all.
Oh and he talks about Crown Jewel.
WrestleFania 97: Mike Sings About WWE Extreme Rules 2021
Short and to the point - Mike (@WrestleWatcher) brings you a musical number with his predictions for Sunday night's Extreme Rules. Brandon (@WrestleBrand) was not available for comment.
Wait, Is WrestleFania All Elite Now?
Baby, what a big surprise! Right before my very eyes....Did the unthinkable happen? Okay, maybe that's a little strong. But could it be? Is Mike (@WrestleWatcher) an AEW watcher now, and dare we say an AEW fan?
With the huge news coming out of Chicago and their All Out pay-per-view, Mike is finding next to impossible to ignore this wrestling company any longer.
Oh, and Brandon (@WrestleBrand)? Yeah, he was too busy becoming a father again to be reached for comment.
Also, Mike didn't ask.
WrestleFania 96: WWE SummerSlam Weekend 2021
The boys are BACK! Yes somehow Mike (@WrestleWatcher) managed to trick Brandon (@WrestleBrand) into coming on for a SummerSlam livestream - which you are now about to listen to - to talk about some recent WWE stuff, including tomorrow night's Summerslam and Sunday night's NXT Takeover.
And hell we even talk about probably the biggest story in wrestling right now - tonight's possible/probable return of CM Punk into the world of wrestling on AEW's Rampage.
But don't worry, there is a ton of nonsense along the way. Listen with the whole family!
WrestleFania 95: WWE Money in the Bank 2021
It's almost a joke to say that there are two hosts on this show, right? I mean, Brandon (@WrestleBrand) hasn't been on an episode since - well to be honest, Mike (@WrestleWatcher) cannot remember the last time his voice has made an appearance. But your trusty Mike is here to talk about tomorrow night's Money in the Bank PPV - because at least he cares.
WrestleFania 94: WWE Hell in a Cell 2021
WrestleFania 93: NXT Takeover – In Your House 2021
At least one of the hosts still cares about Gary and all the Garys out there. Mike (@WrestleWatcher) took a few moments to talk about tomorrow's NXT Takeover that will be live on The 'Cock. Meanwhile, Brandon (@WrestleBrand) is nowhere to be found or heard from. Which, let's be honest, Mike prefers.
WrestleFania 92: WWE WrestleMania Backlash
Let's be honest. There is only one match that people even remotely care about for tomorrow night's WrestleMania Backlash - and everybody just assumes what the outcome will be. But what if it wasn't that? Mike (@WrestleWatcher) takes a few minutes to talk about the upcoming show, and Brandon (@WrestleBrand) - well Brandon just doesn't care anymore. I said let's be honest, right?
WrestleFania 91: WrestleMania 37
It's Friday night. Mike (@WrestleWatcher) just finished watching Smackdown. And guess what - There's STILL not a Brandon (@WrestleBrand) in site. So Mike very tiredly sloshed his way through this weekend's WrestleMania crowd and announced that YES - the tradition continues. WrestleFania Live will return once again on Sunday at 4pm on the Fans Not Experts Youtube channel.
WrestleFania 90: NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver
It's Monday night. Mike (@WrestleWatcher) just finished watching RAW. There's not a Brandon (@WrestleBrand) in site. Mike thought it would be a perfect time to turn on the Podcasterator and record an episode talking about the upcoming two-night NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver. So he did just that. And you'll probably hear is marble mouth again before the week is through too. Happy WrestleMania week, jerks!
WrestleFania 89: WWE Fastlane 2021
Mike (@WrestleWatcher) is back and Brandon (@WrestleBrand) is nowhere to be found. Hopefully he's safe, I guess. Anyway, today Mike (also known as me) is talking about tomorrow night's big WWE Fastlane show, the first WWE PPV that you can stream on Peacock. I'm sure it will go swimmingly....
WrestleFania 88: WWE Elimination Chamber 2021
WrestleFania 87: NXT Takeover: Vengeance Day
February 14th is a time for lovers, not fighters! Unless those fighters are only pretending to fight, then it's fine! This Sunday night NXT Takeover is back so Mike (@WrestleWatcher) to talk a little bit about it while yawning and drinking Ginger Ale. Brandon (@WrestleBrand) couldn't be here tonight, mainly because he didn't want to be here and Mike didn't want him to be here. So it worked out.
WrestleFania 86: Mike and Brandon Talk to Each Other About the 2021 Royal Rumble
Does this episode actually feature dashingly handsome and witty Mike (@WrestleWatcher) and the other guy...I wanna say, Brad? Brendan? Bodie?
BRANDON!? Brandon (@WrestleBrand) is on the show too? Holy sh*t it's a miracle! Oh and they talk about the Royal Rumble AND just how up-to-date Brandon is on all things WWE.
Wait, could that title be true? Are BOTH hosts of @WrestleFaniaPod in this episode?
WrestleFania 85: WWE TLC 2020
Snoop Mikey Mike is back with a new WrestleFania episode talking about the WWE Tables Ladders and Chairs PPV. Brandon supposedly sent in audio too....
WrestleFania 84: NXT Takeover: WARGAMES 2020
Hello wrestling fans and WrestleFania fan, it's me Mike (@WrestleWatcher) here to talk about tomorrow night's big NXT show on the network! And guess who is joining me for this episode? NOBODY! I'm all alone again! My co-host cares more about spending time with his daughter than he does this podcast. Can you spell S-E-L-F-I-S-H? I can. I mean, I think that's right. Anyway, you get me for a half hour of your life. But cheer up, it could've been longer....
WrestleFania 83: Survivor Series 2020
Here we are, face to face, a couple of silver spoons….I have no idea why I started writing the theme song to the 80s sitcom, “Silver Spoons” because I am not coming face to face with anybody, let alone that (soon to be former) co-host Brandon who didn’t even bother showing up. He did text me during the show though, so I’ll share that. Oh and I talk about Survivor Series. Oh, RAW and Smackdown go face to face – so hey it DOES make sense.
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WrestleFania 82: WWE Hell in a Cell
A wise man once said, “Don’t do a podcast with your cousin Brandon.” That wise man was a fool. That wise man was me. I told myself as I gazed into the mirror on the ceiling over my bath tub – don’t do it, he will only hurt you in the end. And look where we are today.
Today I am talking about tomorrow night’s Hell in a Cell on the WWE Network – and I am doing in alone. Why?
Because the fool won.
@WrestleFaniaPod | @WrestleBrand | @WrestleWatcher
WrestleFania 81: NXT Takeover 31
Brandon lied to Mike. He said he would try to send him audio - he never tried. He said he might not be able to because he was going to be with friends - he has no friends.
He is a liar. Mike is a giver. And he's here to give you the mediocre wrestling talk you've come accustomed to over the years - talking about tomorrow night's NXT Takeover 31.
WrestleFania 80: WWE Clash of Champions
WWE is back with a new PPV on Sunday night and Mike (@WrestleWatcher) decided to call up Brandon (@WrestleBrand) to talk about it. For some reason Mike's audio sounded like shit. Brandon's sounded better - but then you had to listen to his voice, which isn't great. Anyway, they talk a little wrestling. Spoiler alert - this episode is longer than the amount of time Brandon has been watching wrestling this month....
WrestleFania 79: WWE Payback? Already?
WrestleFania 78: NXT TakeOver & WWE Summerslam
WrestleFania 77: WWE Extreme Rules Talk
WrestleFania 76: WWE Backlash Talk
WrestleFania 75: NXT Takeover - In Your House
Hi Gary. And maybe a few other people. Guess what!? Brandon and Mike took time out their daily routine of locking themselves in the bathroom for too long, but they're fine - they're fine, they'll be out soon. Don't worry about it...Wait what were we talking about - oh they're here to talk about the NXT Takeover In Your House The Reckoning Electric Boogaloo Wrestling show that will be streaming on the WWE Network tomorrow night. I assume this is not part of the free tier right? Want to make sure we're not wasting money...
WrestleFania 74: WWE Money in the Bank 2020
What do you get when you take two handsome stallions and ask them to talk about WWE’s latest Pay-Per-View? We have no idea, but we did get to hear from our favorite train wrecks Brandon and Mike – who are still locked away only venturing out of the house to get groceries and meth. Most of the time it’s just meth. We know Gary will listen – will you?
WrestleFania 73: WWE WrestleMania 36
Our handsome and courageous hosts Brandon and Mike - whilst having nothing to do but stay home all day while the world goes bananas - got together LIVE on YouTube to go over the massive WrestleMania card for the 2-night event that is going to be the weirdest and possibly most memorable WrestleMania the WWE has ever done. And we can't wait!
WrestleFania 72: WWE Elimination Chamber 2020
No doubt about it, Brandon (@WrestleBrand) does't care about your or the show anymore. But Mike (@WrestleWatcher) is still here. He still cares about you. Gary.
WrestleFania 71: NXT Takeover - Portland
Once again, Mike (@WrestleWatcher) proves that he cares more about you than Brandon (@WrestleBrand) as he is the only one here talking about Sunday night's NXT Takeover in Portland, Oregon.
Brandon cares more about going to his brother's house this weekend to celebrate the man's 40th birthday than he does about all you Garys out there. Don't forget that.
WrestleFania 70: WWE Royal Rumble 2020
In this handsome episode of WrestleFania, our important host Mike (@WrestleWatcher) talks about tonight's Royal Rumble Event. Brandon (@WrestleBrand) thinks he's too good to talk to you this month. Let that sink in.
WrestleFania 69: The WWE TLC One Minute Challenge
WrestleFania 68: NXT Takeover War Games & WWE Survivor Series 2019
WrestleFania 67: WWE Hell in a Cell 2019
To be fair, Brandon (@WrestleBrand) sent in his audio days ago. This time it was Mike (@WrestleWatcher) who waited until the last second. Mike talks about the week that was in wrestling leading up to tonight's Hell in a Cell. We have no idea what Brandon talked about because we didn't listen before posting it. It's probably podcast gold though...
WrestleFania 66: Mike & "Brandon" Talk WWE Clash of Champions
This is what happens when Brandon (@WrestleBrand) only texts Mike (@WrestleWatcher) his PPV picks and sends no audio. This is what happens.
WrestleFania Special Report: NXT Moving To the USA Network
It's been rumored. It's been talked about. It was said WWE would announce it this past Monday on RAW. Then it came out via an email and a tweet. WWE is moving it's NXT brand to the USA Network as a new live 2 hour weekly show. Why? Let's be honest - to go head-to-head with the new AEW weekly show starting in October. So our handsome idiots, Mike (@WrestleWatcher) and Brandon (@WrestleBrand), wanted to weigh in with some thoughts for your ears. You can thank us later.
WrestleFania 65 : NXT Takeover: Toronto & Summerslam 2019
WrestleFania 64 : WWE Extreme Rules 2019
WrestleFania 63 : Where The Hell Did WWE Stomping Grounds Come From??
Seriously? This PPV seemed to pop up out of nowhere - and yet, do we actually hear Mike (@WrestleWatcher) and Brandon (@WrestleBrand) talking about to TO EACH OTHER!? It's True! There was some audio recording trouble - and a lack of overall passion - but it happened. Our two hosts got together....For friggin' Stomping Grounds?
WrestleFania 62 : Shortest WWE Money in the Bank Podcast Ever?
Brandon (TWITTER REDACTED) put as little effort into this episode as possible. Mike's (@WrestleWatcher) contribution isn't much longer - but it at least took some effort. Anyway, Money in the Bank is tomorrow night - so better later than never?
WrestleFania 61 : WrestleMania 35 & NXT Takeover: New York
Brandon is dead. Mike (@WrestleWatcher) decided that rather than just ignoring the fact that Brandon (@WrestleBrand) didn't have time to record because he's SO BUSY before going IN PERSON to see NXT Takeover AND WrestleMania - his character should just be killed off the show.
So now he is dead. Could he come back to life? Well that is really up to you the listener.
For this episode we just have Mike - who literally recorded this episode in the bathroom so he wouldn't wake up his wife.
HOWEVER - on Sunday you might hear from a resurrected Brandon when WrestleFania goes LIVE for the fourth year in a row. 4pm on Sunday right before the big show. Mike will be there for sure, and hopefully he can patch in Brandon in the midst of him getting drunk in the MetLife Stadium parking lot.
Tell a friend!
WrestleFania 60 : WWE Fastlane
Welcome back smart listeners. Are you ready for some smart and thoughtful podcasting? Well we sure as shit hope not, because we don't want to set any expectations. In that way, we can always make sure we deliver what we promise - and in this case it's Mike (@WrestleWatcher) talking about WWE Fastlane alone while sitting in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot. And Brandon (@WrestleBrand) - we just assume he was talking while taking a shit.
Listen, subscribe and tell a friend!
WrestleFania 59 : WWE Elimination Chamber
In this episode featuring the most handsome podcasters in America, Mike (@WrestleWatcher) pours his heart and soul out to Gary and anyone else who might be listening. He talks for almost 30 minutes. Then Brandon (@WrestleBrand) talked for less than 10 minutes. The end.
WrestleFania 58 : Royal Rumble 2019 and NXT Takeover Phoenix
Our handsome hosts had every intention of recording this episode together - but something went horribly wrong when they were recording another show and time got the best of them. That something that went wrong is named Mike (@WrestleWatcher). He basically broke Brandon (@WrestleBrand) last night which lead to this - another episode of the two of them recording separately. Oh we're available on Spotify now!
WrestleFania 57 : Brandon And Mike Will Probably Watch WWE TLC
WrestleFania 56 : Talking WWE NXT Takeover: Wargames AND Survivor Series
WrestleFania 55 : WWE Crown Jewel Is Happening If You Like It Or Not
Yes WWE is going ahead with Crown Jewel whether you like it or not. I'll have it on in the background whilst I am working....brutha.
Again, no Brandon this time around. Gary he just doesn't care anymore.
WrestleFania 54 : Mike Talks About WWE Evolution
Also, I didn't even bother to ask Brandon to record - he's too good for us now anyway....ENJOY! GO SOX!!!!!
WrestleFania 53 : Mike Talks A Little About WWE Super Show-Down
WrestleFania 52 : WWE Hell In A Cell 2018
WrestleFania 51 : WWE NXT Takeover Brooklyn 4 & Summerslam 2018
WrestleFania 50 : WWE Extreme Rules 2018
WrestleFania 49: NXT Takeover & Money in the Bank 2018
WrestleFania 48: Brandon Forgot About WWE Backlash. Mike Didn't.
WrestleFania 47: Mike Finally Uploaded the WrestleMania 34 Show
WrestleFania 46: Mike Makes All The Right WWE Fastlane Predictions
WrestleFania 45: Brandon Discusses WWE Elimination Chamber For Almost 11 Minutes!
WrestleFania 44: Royal Rumble 2018, RAW 25, NXT Takeover, and some Enzo Talk...
The WrestleBrand Christmas Spectacular
WrestleFania 43: Mike Makes His WWE Clash of Champions Picks With Style
WrestleFania 42: Together Again For NXT Takeover and Survivor Series
WrestleFania 41: Brandon Predicts WWE TLC A Bit Too Early
WrestleFania 40: Handsome Mike Discusses WWE Hell in a Cell
WrestleFania 39 : Brandon Talks WWE No Mercy
WrestleFania 38 : Handsome Men Talking WWE Summerslam
WrestleFania Goes To Slayer
Wrestlefania 37: Mike Eats A Salad And Talks WWE Battleground
WrestleFania 36 : Goodness Gracious, Brandon Talks About WWE Great Balls of Fire
WrestleFania 35 : Mike Remembered WWE Money In the Bank Is This Sunday!
WrestleFania 34: Brandon Talks For A Couple Minutes About WWE Extreme Rules, Extremely Late. So Extreme!
WrestleFania 33: Mike Walks In The Wind, Talks NXT Takeover: Chicago & WWE Backlash....And #MoneyMahal
WrestleFania 32: Brandon Mails In His WWE Payback Predictions. Literally.
WrestleFania Presents: The Worst Excuse For A WrestleMania 33 After-Show Ever!
WrestleFania Week: NXT Takeover Orlando
WrestleFania Special Report: Brandon Discusses Last Night’s Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar Match
After last night’s shocking Survivor Series Main Event between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg – Brandon (@WrestleBrand) just had to talk about it. Enjoy this WrestleFania Special Report!