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May 31, 2020
This time, in our angriest, loudest episode ever, we discuss police brutality, fighting back against your oppressors, and the impending death of this pathetic republic. We also talk about the WWF Hardcore Title and Owen Hart's death. Whatever, who fucking cares.  If you are a pussy or just want to hear wrestling talk, we finish talking about the police and the world being on fire around like 20 minutes in or something. You know what we do here. We get to the wrestling when we're ready. Hardcore Holly vs. Al Snow (4/25/99) Hardcore Holly vs. Al Snow (5/23/99) Droz vs. Al Snow (6/7/99) D’Lo Brown vs. Al Snow (6/29/99) Big Bossman vs. Al Snow (7/25/99)
May 13, 2020
Today, we take a journey to Shangri-La with real life Juggalo and sovereign citizen @MurderBryan to discuss never going outside again, finding a community that accepts you, and analyze what it truly means to be down with the clown. Welcome 2 The Carnival. JCW Bloodymania 1 Tom Scharpling and Paul F. Tompkins Discuss the Gathering of the Juggalos Informercial - The Best Show on WFMU - July 21, 2009 Listen to Street Fight Radio
May 2, 2020
This week, we continue our journey through the history of the WWF Hardcore Title by slipping on banana peels, drowning in The Mississippi, and talking at length about how cool Gangrel's entrance music was. An essential podcast for essential and non-essential workers alike. Road Dogg vs. Al Snow (12/29/98) Gangrel vs. Road Dogg (1/12/99) Bob Holly vs. Al Snow (2/14/99) Bart Gunn vs. Bob Holly (2/16/99) Billy Gunn vs. Bob Holly (3/15/99) Billy Gunn vs. Bob Holly vs. Al Snow (3/28/99)  
April 21, 2020
This week, we begin our descent into the complete & accurate history of the WWF Hardcore Title, and ask the question that's been on everyone's mind: Was the Road Dogg an underrated super worker? Maybe? An episode so huge, it couldn't be contained in a single file.  Mr. McMahon awards Mankind the Hardcore Title Mankind vs. Ken Shamrock (11/3/98) Mankind vs. Big Bossman vs. Ken Shamrock (11/17/98) Big Bossman vs. Mankind (11/30/98) Big Bossman vs. Road Dogg (12/15/98) Mankind vs. Road Dogg (12/28/98) Wash ya damn hands, folks.
April 13, 2020
This week, we try to return to normalcy in quarantine by discussing the important things: who has good punches, who does the most drugs, and who has the fattest ass.   The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz (WWF 1/23/00) Marty Janetty & Shawn Michaels vs. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers (AWA 8/30/86) AKINO & Ayako Hamada vs. Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda (ARSION 12/11/99) Team Anarchy vs. The Devil’s Rejects (NWA Anarchy 7/22/06) Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 I'm not going to vote for Joe Biden.    
March 11, 2020
This week, we welcome returning guest and message board legend Phil Schneider (@philaschneider) to help us dissect the single weirdest match of all time and more, as we dig into the weird world of French catch wrestling. We've landed on the moon. La Complète et Exacte French Catch de Segunda Caida Tony Oliver vs. Bert Royal (2/22/57) Michel Chaisne vs. Dr. Adolf Kaiser (2/28/57) Jean-Claude Bordeaux & Francis Louis vs. Mota Dos Santos & Antonio Perero (4/24/72)  
February 29, 2020
This week, we discuss the political history of Brazil, fondly remember the underrated WWF New Generation era, and discuss why nearfalls are cheap bullshit as a concept. Also, Piratenkampf!   Steve Austin vs. Savio Vega (WWF, 5/28/96) Aquiles o Matador vs. Mr. Argentina (Brazil, 198?) Shinobu Kandori vs. Bull Nakano (AJW/LLPW/FMW, 7/14/94) Franz van Buyten vs. Frank Merckx (Belgium, 1984) Donate to Bernie Sanders
February 7, 2020
We return with a look into the career of the late Justice Pain, and attempt to dissect his value to early 2000s CZW, his willingness to fall from high surfaces, and the psychology of breaking tables accidentally on purpose. Sorry for all the vaping sounds in this one. Bernie won Iowa. I Don't Know Anything Matches discussed, with links and timestamps (thanks Siobhan): Trent Acid, Johnny Kashmere &Justice Pain vs. Nick Mondo, Wifebeater & John Zandig (H8 Club: Dead?, 7/14/01) https://vk.com/video-4499945_456239331 (1:10:31) Jay Briscoe vs. Justice Pain (September Slam, 9/08/01) https://vk.com/video-4499945_456239362 (26:03) Justice Pain vs. Wifebeater (Cage of Death III, 12/15/01) https://vk.com/video-4499945_456239400 (1:13:25) Nick Mondo vs. Justice Pain (A Higher Level of Pain, 4/13/02) https://vk.com/video-4499945_456239427 (26:15) Nick Gage & Nate Hatred vs. Justice Pain & Wifebeater (Cage of Death VI, 12/11/04) https://vk.com/video-4499945_456239613 (1:04:36)
December 31, 2019
This time, we explore the depths of children punching each other in the face, analyze MC Gainey's dick, and definitively declare what was good and what was bad in 2019. After listening, click here to view our lists of the top gross shit from 2019, plus links to most of the matches. Thanks to all of our listeners for a great first year. We look forward to touching more blood, and being touched by more blood in the years to come.
December 5, 2019
In part 2 of our series detailing the best hair/mask matches of the 2010s, we face our worst tech issues yet, talk Super Porky's MMA record, and decide whether or not AAA is the best promotion in the world. Directed by Robert B. Weide LA Park vs. El Mesías (AAA 6/18/11) Brazo de Plata vs. Rey Escorpión (CMLL 10/18/13) Averno/Chessman/Super Fly vs. Carta Brava, Jr./Mocho Cota, Jr./Tito Santana (AAA 6/3/18) Canis Lupus vs. Trauma I (IWRG 9/4/16)  
November 26, 2019
Today, we're joined by @JoshuaBishop_ to discuss the logistics of falling off a balcony, how to get a free haircut with broken glass, and and what exactly it means to have no consequences. The audio on Bishop's end isn't too hot for the first half hour of the interview. After all, he's a professional wrestler, not a professional podcaster. If you can't tough it out, his microphone sounds immensely better starting around the 34 minute mark. Joshua Bishop vs. Dominic Garrini (AIW 4/4/2019) Check out AIW on Independent Wrestling TV. Use offer code "Absolute" for 20 days free For the latest AIW shows on DVD and MP4, head to Smart Mark Video Follow our new Twitter account, @touchingblood! Please do this! I'm begging!
November 15, 2019
In part 1 of our series chronicling the best Luchas de Apuestas of the 2010s, we discuss the complexities of friendship, play a game of What's In That Bucket, and watch a man in a chicken suit almost bleed to death.   Our Twitter account got suspended for having a pic of Matt Tremont bleeding with a toilet seat hanging around his neck as our header image. I sent an appeal, but we're not optimistic. Until we decide something, enjoy me posting graphic images on my main account.   Matches discussed Arez vs. Belial vs. Impulso (WMC 2/26/17) Demus vs. Wotan (Generacion XXI 12/18/17) Black Terry vs. Makabre vs. Mr. Maldito vs. The Platino vs. Solar vs. Trauma I vs. Trauma II (Chilanga Mask 4/23/17) Comando Negro vs. El Pollo (IWRG 12/26/10)
October 30, 2019
Today, Tara (@ae2501maeth) joins us to belatedly celebrate Megumi Kudo's 50th birthday by discussing what getting blown up feels like, Shinobu Kandori's unmatched drip, and getting blood on your wedding dress.   Megumi Kudo vs. Combat Toyoda (FMW 5/5/96) Megumi Kudo vs. Shinobu Kandori (LLPW 1/5/97) Megumi Kudo vs. Shinobu Kandori (FMW 3/14/97) Megumi Kudo vs. Shark Tsuchiya (FMW 4/29/97)
October 20, 2019
Today, we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of FMW by comparing Onita matches to WW1 battles, singing Ace of Base songs, and definitively decide whether Engrish can still be funny or is just too problematic. Atsushi Onita vs. Ryuma Go (Pioneer Senshi 4/30/89) Atsushi Onita vs. Masashi Aoyagi (Ikki Kajiwara Memorial 6/2/89[???]) Atsushi Onita vs. Masashi Aoyagi (FMW 10/6/89) Atsushi Onita vs. Masashi Aoyagi (FMW 10/10/89) Atsushi Onita & Tarzan Goto vs. Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Jelly Greyman (FMW 12/10/89) Atsushi Onita vs. Masanobu Kurisu (FMW 2/12/90)   Join the Wrestling Is Gross server on Discord! Click here to do this dumb shit!
October 7, 2019
Solo episode. I (Bucky) went to the Nick Gage Invitational, met up with some dear friends, participated in illegal activities, and washed myself in royal blood. This episode was recorded on my phone. The audio is very bad. Also, the podcast itself is quite bad. Listeners beware.
September 21, 2019
We return, haphazardly, to break down a summer of deathmatch tournaments, judging by the important criteria of cocaine usage, nickname quality, and who sucks, but sucks in the right ways. This is either our best episode ever or our worst.
August 27, 2019
This week, we are joined by Colette from Athens (@colettearrand) to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of Extreme, whatever that means. Topics include: Getting a concussion! Taking two hits of LSD! Tying a long sleeve shirt around your waist! All this and more! A show so check it out! Matches discussed: The Sandman vs. Cactus Jack (ECW 2/4/95) The Sandman vs. Steve Austin vs. Mikey Whipwreck (ECW 12/9/95) The Sandman vs. Raven (ECW 12/7/96) The Sandman vs. Sabu (ECW 1/10/98)
August 17, 2019
Today, we discuss mom's spaghetti, reminisce on the significance of Jim Johnston, and pronounce "lucharesu" a lot as we celebrate the many lives of Dick Togo. This episode is dedicated to my dog. RIP Abraham. Matches discussed: Dick Togo vs. Jushin Thunder Liger (NJPW 6/17/96) Kai En Tai Deluxe (Dick Togo, TAKA Michinoku, MEN'S Teioh, Sho Funaki & Shiryu) vs. The Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada, Gran Naniwa, Masato Yakushiji & Super Delphin (Michinoku Pro 12/16/96) Dick Togo vs. Christian (WWF 10/24/98) Dick Togo vs. Tiger Mask IV (Michinoku Pro 8/25/02) Dick Togo vs. Billy Ken Kid (Osaka Pro 2/11/10) Dick Togo vs. Antonio Honda (DDT 1/30/11) The Great Chile (Dick Togo) & Hellspawn vs. XL & Limite (XNL 6/3/12) Dick Togo & Speedball Mike Bailey vs. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo (DDT 8/28/16) Dick Togo vs. Pegaso Illuminar (Wrestle-1 3/10/19)
August 12, 2019
This time, Phil Schneider (@philaschneider) joins us to argue the merits of Teddy Hart, Roman Polanski, and other problematic faves. We go deep on some Jersey indy scum, and try to figure out if this one dude is Italian or Puerto Rican. Matches discussed: Da Hit Squad vs. The Shaolin Wrecking Crew (JAPW 6/7/02) The Heavy Hitters vs. The Nigerian Nightmares (JAPW 9/20/08) Teddy Hart vs. Homicide vs. Low Ki vs. Necro Butcher (JAPW 10/28/06) Teddy Hart & Jack Evans vs. Homicide & B-Boy (JAPW 3/26/05)
July 31, 2019
We welcome @DanielMakabe on to talk about the enlightenment of modern wrestling fans, calling it in the ring with a legend who doesn't speak English, and what it feels like to touch Timothy Thatcher's body. Check him out in the Scenic City Invitational this weekend, and basically everywhere else in the world in the coming months.  Daniel Makabe vs. Negro Navarro (321 Battle 8/24/18) Daniel Makabe vs. Timothy Thatcher (321 Battle 7/28/17) Daniel Makabe vs. Timothy Thatcher (321 Battle 7/13/18) Daniel Makabe vs. Timothy Thatcher (321 Battle 7/12/19) Daniel Makabe vs. Fred Yehi (Pizza Party 4/3/19)
July 13, 2019
On this episode, we discuss sucking your own dick, the personal growth of Bam Margera, and doing coke with professional athletes, as we comb through Randy Savage’s roots in the Memphis territory. Randy Savage vs. Ron Garvin (ICW ??/??/82) Randy Savage invades Memphis (Memphis 12/10/83) Randy Savage & Lanny Poffo vs. The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Memphis 6/25/84) Randy Savage & Jerry Lawler vs. Rick Rude & King Kong Bundy (Memphis 9/17/84) Randy Savage vs. Jerry Lawler (Memphis 6/3/85) Part One Randy Savage vs. Jerry Lawler (Memphis 6/3/85) Part Two
June 25, 2019
Today, we welcome actual professional wrestler Jake Garvin (@GnarlsGarvin) on to discuss beating up your little brother, tag teaming with a Dragon Ball character come to life, getting hit with a light tube for the first time, and what it's like to spend 20 minutes in Hell, AKA West Virginia. Big Beef motherfucker. Jake Garvin vs. Dakota Bostock (IWA Mid-South 12/22/16, match starts at 43:55) Jake Garvin, Satu Jinn & Aiden Blackheart vs. Mason Cutter, Devin Cutter & Neil Diamond Cutter in... 20 MINUTES IN HELL (VOW 7/7/18)
June 18, 2019
This week, we welcome Bryan Quinby (@MurderBryan) to discuss getting free drugs from people you met online, the mainstream potential of Masashi Takeda, and what kind of wrestling union members actually want to see in 2019. RIP Roky Erickson
May 31, 2019
On this episode, we talk for 45 minutes about the infamous Dan Dority vs. Captain Turner fight from Deadwood, and then spend another 45 minutes trying to figure out how old John Zandig is. Our shortest episode yet! Click here to watch the Dan Dority vs. Captain Turner fight from S03E05 of Deadwood in glorious 360p!
May 30, 2019
This week, we discuss medieval weaponry, contemporary etiquette, and postmodern architecture as we dive into a Golden Age for yellow and black. The Audio Art returns. The most dangerous pro wrestling podcast on the planet. 火車 Matches discussed: Necro Butcher & Toby Klein vs. Nick Gage & Justice Pain (CZW 6/11/05) Necro Butcher & Toby Klein vs. Nick Gage & Justice Pain (CZW 7/9/05) Necro Butcher & Toby Klein vs. Nick Gage & JC Bailey (CZW 11/12/05) Necro Butcher, Toby Klein & Joker vs. Nick Gage, Justice Pain & John Zandig (CZW 12/10/05) 火車
May 5, 2019
This week, we welcome Connor (@isalrightnow) for our FMW Anniversary special to discuss losing limbs on the battlefield, how much electricity the human body can withstand, and why more wrestlers should cry. Matches discussed: Atsushi Onita vs. Terry Funk (FMW 5/5/93) Atsushi Onita vs. Genichiro Tenryu (FMW 5/5/94) Atsushi Onita vs. Hayabusa (FMW 5/5/95)
April 30, 2019
This week, we discuss assimilation in America, explore militaristic power fantasies, and check out some tanned asses. Also, Siobhan admits she loves Ric Flair. Matches discussed: Jim Duggan vs. Ted Dibiase (Mid-South, 3/22/85) Sgt. Slaughter & Jerry Blackwell vs. Masked Superstar, King Tonga & Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie (AWA 4/21/85) Tito Santana vs. Greg Valentine (WWF, 7/5/85) Ric Flair vs. Ricky Morton (Jim Crockett Promotions, 7/6/86)
April 19, 2019
This week on Wrestling Is Gross, we discuss spray tan, serenity, and sincerity. We watch barefooted boys step on sharp objects, and once more compare wrestling to the works of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. And I feel alright. Matches discussed: Drake Younger vs. Thumbtack Jack (Westside Dojo, 3/11/07) Drake Younger vs. Danny Havoc (CZW 6/23/12) Drake Younger vs. JC Bailey (IWA Mid-South 6/3/06) Drake Younger vs. Abdullah Kobayashi (BJW 7/30/12) Leave us a rating and/or review on iTunes. Tell your friends what a fucked up show this is. Tell your parents to watch Drake Younger take a hypodermic needle to the throat.  
April 11, 2019
This week, we celebrate the picturesque Mississippi countryside, ponder the wasted potential of Cody Rhodes, and attempt to locate Bucksnort on a map. Also discussed: Madusa's feet. Matches discussed: Sting, Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff vs. Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton & Larry Zbysko (WCW 5/17/92) Dustin Rhodes vs. Bunkhouse Buck (WCW 4/17/94) Dustin Rhodes vs. The Blacktop Bully (WCW 3/19/95) Dustin Rhodes vs. Terry Funk (WCW 3/19/00) Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns (WWE 10/6/13) Happy Birthday, Dustin.
March 22, 2019
This week, we celebrate our birthdays by discussing surly old men in sweatpants, sympathetic brain injury symptoms, and the return on investment for destroying four brand new ladders in single match. Also, Bucky does his Dusty Rhodes impersonation. Three times. Happy birthday everyone.   Matches discussed: Yumiko Hotta vs. Shinobu Kandori (LLPW 3/21/1998) Lord Steven Regal vs. The Belfast Bruiser (WCW 3/24/1996) Atsushi Onita & Tarzan Goto vs. Masanobu Kurisu & The Dragonmaster (FMW 4/1/1990) Chri$ Ca$h vs Joker (CZW 12/13/2003)   Leave us a review on iTunes. Seems like a worthwhile use of your time. Please engage with our content. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wrestling-is-gross/id1449228526?mt=2
March 15, 2019
This week, we explore the evolution of homoeroticism in wrestling since the 1960s, debate which orifice is best for hiding a foreign object, and pay tribute to an actual fucking legend. RIP Destroyer. Matches discussed: The Destroyer vs. Mil Mascaras (AJPW 7/25/74) The Destroyer vs. The Spirit (AJPW 7/25/75) The Destroyer, Jerry Blackwell & Ron Bass vs. Terry Funk, Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu (AJPW 9/14/82) The Destroyer vs. Rikidozan (JWA 12/2/63) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOKkl5djjOT_G8oR_SRjXfGmapPFDzmB8
March 8, 2019
On this episode, we invite Eric Ritz from @segundacaida on to talk about bladejob conspiracy theories, which Krassenstein bleeds black & yellow, and the correct way for a white American to say "Rush". Matches discussed: Villano V vs. Blue Panther (CMLL 9/19/2008) Villano IV & Ray Mendoza Jr. vs. Cassandro & Hijo de Pirata Morgan (Homenaje Y Despedida De Ray Mendoza Jr. 3/16/2013) Villano III vs. Rambo (AAA 9/24/1993) Villano III vs. Atlantis (CMLL 3/17/2000) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOKkl5djjOT_ZNbt8iTEk8XXdijk-WmTa RIP Dick Beyer. RIP Mark Hollis. Israel is an apartheid state.
March 1, 2019
On this week’s episode, we talk about having a moral compass, walking the fine line between humble homage and pretentious bullshit, and consider how many times a man can smash his head into the head of another before tapping into a different, undiscovered astral plane.   Matches discussed:   Ian Rotten vs. Axl Rotten (ECW 7/1/95) Ian Rotten vs. Tarek the Great (IWA Mid-South 10/4/02) Ian Rotten vs. Peter B. Beautiful (IWA Mid-South 6/1/01) Ian Rotten vs. Chris Hero (IWA Mid-South 5/4/02) Ian Rotten vs. Eddie Kingston (IWA Mid-South/NWA No Limits 7/8/05)   This week's interlude music is the theme from Robocop for the Commodore 64, composed by Jonathan Dunn. Dehumanize yourself and face to bloodshed.   Leave us a review on iTunes. Seems like a worthwhile use of your time. Please engage with our content. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wrestling-is-gross/id1449228526?mt=2
February 22, 2019
On Wrestling is Gross #4, we explore being attached at the neck or wrist to your sworn enemy, discuss which director from the New German Cinema would be most likely to film a deathmatch, and determine both the physical and meta-physical realms occupied by the White Castle of Fear. One chants out between two worlds: "Tell your fucking friends." We live inside a dream. Matches discussed: Jerry Estrada vs. La Fiera (Monterrey 1991) Roddy Piper vs. Greg Valentine (NWA 11/24/83) Franz Van Buyten vs. Dave Taylor (Hamburg 10/5/86) Sting vs. Big Van Vader (WCW 2/21/93) Interlude song is Jeff Rosenstock's cover of Neil Young's "See the Sky About to Rain" which is a song that I listened to a lot when I first got clean. Jeff if you're reading this please don't DMCA us. Thanks man. WATCH PIRATENKAMPF https://youtu.be/ssHUAyujPWk Leave us a review on iTunes! I still don't know what it does but people say it a lot on podcasts so do that I guess! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wrestling-is-gross/id1449228526?mt=2
February 8, 2019
On today's episode, we explore shitting your pants while being tortured, bleeding from your brain due to blunt force trauma, and which drugs enhance or detract from the overall sexual experience. We touch hearts, we touch minds, and we eulogize a legend. 2 and 1/2 hours of high quality bullshit. Wrestling Is Gross #3. Tell your fucking friends. Matches discussed: Nick Gage vs. Nate Hatred (CZW 8/9/03) Nick Gage vs. Nate Hatred (CZW 8/23/03) Zandig vs. The Messiah (CZW 9/13/03) Nate Hatred & The Messiah vs. Wifebeater & Nick Gage (CZW 11/15/03) Ian Knoxx, Lobo, New Jack, Nick Gage, Wifebeater & Zandig vs. The Hi-V (Adam Flash, B-Boy, Johnny Kashmere, Nate Hatred, The Messiah & Trent Acid) (CZW 12/13/03) Special thanks to our pal @leyawn for letting us use his music. While Yall Here Check Out His Bandcamp https://leyawn.bandcamp.com Nate Hatred's GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/nate-hatrednathan-kehner-memorial Leave us a review on iTunes! I don't know what it does but people say it a lot on podcasts so do that I guess! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wrestling-is-gross/id1449228526?mt=2
January 25, 2019
On the second episode, we the explore fighting for your life in a prison cell, doing pure, uncut cocaine before strenuous physical activity, and what it's like to be an anime, more specifically Dragonball character, brought to life. We also learn how to pronounce the Spanish word "deshuesadero". (The first S may or may not be silent.) We face more technical difficulties, fight away sleeplessness and delirium, and one of the hosts gets slightly too drunk. All this and more, on this week's Wrestling Is Gross. Matches discussed: Miedo Extremo vs. Ciclope vs. Drako vs. Toxico vs. Wotan vs. Lunatick Fly vs. Leviatham (Zona 23, 6/20/18) Slim J vs. Corey Hollis (Anarchy Wrestling, 7/28/18) The Hooligans & Neil Diamond Cutter vs. Jake Garvin, Satu Jinn & Aiden Blackheart (VOW, 7/7/18) Nick Gage vs. David Arquette (GCW 11/16/18) (Note: I recorded the first 26 minutes through my webcam microphone because I don't know how to do anything right.) Special thanks to ProleteR for letting us use his track "Timekeeper". While Ya'll Here Check Out His Soundcloud. https://soundcloud.com/proleter-beatmaker
January 10, 2019
In the inaugural episode of Wrestling Is Gross, we explore death and dying, art and non-art, beauty and filth. We face technical difficulties, conceptual confusion, and at least one of the two hosts had to pee really bad for the last 20 minutes. This is the podcast that had to happen, not because we wanted to do it, but because we needed to do it. Call the cops. I dare you.
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