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May 25, 2020
In a Bank Holiday Bumper edition of the show, Benno, Joe and JP welcome back Grappl Gareth to review AEW Double Or Nothing, featuring a big Stadium Stampede main event. They also talk the untimely death of Hana Kimura, social media in wrestling and talk the Dominic Cummings story dominating the UK news cycle.SHOWNOTES00:30 Intro/Cummings/Nonsense38:21 AEW Double Or Nothing 2:27:49 Hana Kimura/Social Media in wrestling Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || Gareth || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
May 19, 2020
Benno, Joe and JP are back to talk everything in wrestling this week from Will Cooling's PW Torch column detailing Progress Wrestling's financials, The Undertaker and the first two episodes of the Last Ride documentary series, Road Warrior Hawk on Dark Side of the Ring, AEW and the last build to Double Or Nothing, Benno and JP's games on TEW 2020, Jon Moxley's Cagefighter film and more!SHOWNOTES:00:10 Not Wrestling19:56 Wrestling (mostly)Will Cooling PW Torch Column: https://pwtorch.com/site/2020/05/17/cooling-progresss-finances-raise-many-questions-as-they-ask-for-support-during-coronavirus-live-events-pause/ Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
May 12, 2020
Benno, Joe and JP welcome back GRAPPL Gareth as they Stay Alert, Control the Virus and Save Lives and chat WWE's Money In The Bank PPV featuring a 0.25 star main event, UFC from the weekend and the most recent episodes of AEW Dynamite. They also talk UWF and Herb Abrams on Dark Side Of The Ring, revisit some 1997 Raw and more! Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || Gareth || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
May 9, 2020
In another special 90's flashback podcast, Benno, Joe and JP are again joined by POST Wrestling's Martin Bushby to journey back to 1997, this time visiting the WWF with In Your House Canadian Stampede!  They talk the 10 man main event, the Harts in Canada and the rise of Steve Austin, as well as the weeks leading upto the show with the ECW and USWA invasion of Raw, Ahmed Johnson joining the Nation Of Domination, Mankind, The Undertaker and Paul Bearer, Gang Warz, Sunny, Sable and more!  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || Martin ||GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
May 7, 2020
It's the debut edition of a new podcast on GRAPPL, Match of The Month!Each episode Jamesie (also of POST Wrestling's British Wrestling Experience) will welcome a guest to talk their Top 5 matches of the month. Here in episode one, we catch up on January of 2020 with GRAPPL Spotlight host Benno joining Jamesie as the two compare their favourite matches of the month, talk the month in wrestling as a whole and discuss your ratings on the GRAPPL App.Subscribe to the GRAPPL podcast feed: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter:Jamesie || Benno ||GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
May 3, 2020
This week Triple H is the cunt, as we take an entirely unplanned deep dive into the psyche of The Game himself. Also, Joe watched the WWE's Scottish Champions roundtable for some reason AND we chat the Tories, VE Day, Match Of The Day, Dark Side Of The Ring with David Schultz, this week's WWE releases of Cain Velasquez, Gerry Briscoe and Curtis Axel and sneak in some chat about Riptide and the general state of Brit Wres fandom. Also, Boris Hogan.  SHOWNOTES00:25 Not Wrestling46:30 Wrestling (mostly) Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
April 27, 2020
Vince McMahon is still a cunt as Benno, Joe and JP discuss the fallout from last week, WWE Q1 profits, WrestleMania Network numbers and the XFL lawsuit. They also talk AEW's own questionable decisions this week, Dino Bravo on Dark Side of the Ring, MLW Fusion, classic matches on GRAPPL including KENTA vs Low Ki and more. Also, "John".  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
April 24, 2020
In another special flashback edition of the podcast, Benno, Joe and JP are again joined by POST Wrestling's Martin Bushby to review some WCW, this time 3 years further in future with WCW Bash At The Beach 1997!  They discuss everything on the show from Dennis Rodman's wrestling debut and Flair vs Piper, to the existence of Steve Mongo McMichael, the Cruiserweight division, the nWo, the best and worst WCW songs from the period, as well as their fandom and favourite memories from 1997 Nitro.  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || Martin ||GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
April 19, 2020
Vince McMahon is a cunt. Benno, Joe and JP discuss.Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
April 10, 2020
Benno, Joe and JP return, rested and recovered after a two night live WrestleMania watch-along, to break down the big stories coming out of WrestleMania and their overall weekend impressions, as well as empty arena wrestling in general. They also talk the Dark Side Of The Ring Brawl for All and New Jack episodes, as well as that Gargano/Ciampa match and some quick AEW and MLW thoughts. Also, Jill Dando. SHOWNOTES 00:30 Intro/Nonsense46:10 WWE WrestleMania 36 overall thoughts, AEW, empty arena wrestling in general1:57:02 Gargano vs Ciampa2:09:15 Dark Side of the Ring, New Jack and Brawl For All, MLW Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
April 6, 2020
**WrestleMania Day 2 begins 03:30** As they continue one of the worst decisions of their lives, listen along as Benno, Joe and JP are again joined by GRAPPL Gareth and Matty Edwards, as well as Andy Ogden and Will Cooling to do a live watch-along of Day 2 of WrestleMania. Spoiler: The will to live is lost by Orton and Edge onwards. Here is the audio though! Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || Gareth|| Matt || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
April 5, 2020
**WrestleMania Day 1 begins 10:40** In an entirely unplanned, untested and largely unsynchronised live stream, Benno, Joe and JP are joined by GRAPPL Gareth and later, Matty Edwards to live stream WrestleMania. Here is that audio. Stephanie McMahon is on screen for the intro to WrestleMania at 10:40-ish. Tune into Benno's Twitter tonight for more of the same. Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Gareth| Matt || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
March 31, 2020
Benno, Joe and JP return to catch up on their last week in quarantine, discussing the conclusion of Dark Side Of The Ring Chris Benoit episodes with a look at their own reactions and fandom in 2007. They also, in lighter news discuss and preview (kind of) the upcoming "Too Big For One Night" WrestleMania 36 with card changes and all, as well as the latest episodes of AEW Dyanmite, MLW Fusion and the polarising GRAPPL ratings on the Go Shiozaki vs. Kazuyuki Fujita match from Pro Wrestling NOAH this week.Also, Woke Chubby Brown. SHOWNOTES 00:24 Intro/Nonsense39:00 Chris Benoit, Dark Side Of The Ring 1:12:25 WWE WrestleMania, card changes, Roman Reigns1:41:00 AEW Dynamite, Brodie Lee on TIJ1:58:45 Shiozaki vs. Fujita2:06:15 MLW Fusion Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
March 26, 2020
In a special edition of Spotlight, Benno, Joe and JP are joined by POST Wrestling's Martin Bushby to review WCW Spring Stampede 1994!  They discuss everything from Johnny B Badd openers, to Dustin Rhodes, the new singles runs of the Hollywood Blondes, a crazy Chicago Street Fight, and the big main event of Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat. They also discuss their own WCW fandom and some of their favourite memories from 1990's WCW and the pre-Hogan era.  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || Martin ||GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
March 24, 2020
As the UK Lockdown begins, Benno, Joe and JP chat this week's edition of AEW Dynamite from an empty arena, the latest on WrestleMania, some MLW TV, GCW, Vice Secrets Of The Ring and some retro chat on early 90's WCW, Mid 2000's ROH, classic All Japan, and everything else they've been watching while trapped at home.  All this plus lengthy talk on JP's Football Manager save, Classic Match Of The Day, Harry Redknapp, Gronk, Heineken, Baggy Jeans, Fake Tans, LA Park's cooking and more.  SHOWNOTES 00:24 Intro/Nonsense/Non-Wrestling talk35:40 Wrestling talk (mostly)  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
March 17, 2020
Benno, Joe and JP distract themselves from self-isolation and the world around them by talking Heat, the best Arnie films, Roy Chubby Brown, Jim Davidson, the Spice Boys, classic Match Of The Day, Wayne Rooney, Pods, Ben Shermans, The Word, bottles of Kaliber and more.  Also, they talk all the wrestling cancellations of the month, Smackdown vs Will Ospreay's no fans show, AEW, the Coronavirus effect on indie promoters and wrestlers, and the breaking news during the show of WrestleMania being moved to be a studio show. SHOWNOTES 00:24 Intro/Nonsense31:30 Coronavirus Cancellations, Smackdown with no fans58:40 WrestleTalk Showcase 1:16:06 Breaking News WWE WrestleMania  announced as taking place from the WWE Performance Center, AEW1:33:34 Joe watches wXw, WrestleMania 7, WCW 1994 Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
March 11, 2020
Benno, Joe and JP talk David Starr's exit from wXw and what it means for the wider European scene as Benno returns from wXw 16 Carat. They also talk a potential WWE stadium show in the UK, AEW at Craven Cottage, the Big Bossman in 90's All Japan, Qatar Pro Wrestling, Wim Wenders, Bobby Sands, Emile Heskey and most importantly, Will Cooling. SHOWNOTES 00:21 Intro/Nonsense22:30 David Starr, wXw 16 Carat 20201:25:45 WWE UK stadium show, Qatar Pro Wrestling1:45:50 90's All Japan, the best tag matches of all time2:10:11 AEW Dynamite Will Cooling on David Starr: https://www.pwtorch.com/site/2020/03/09/cooling-david-starr-the-extremist-announces-he-and-wxw-have-come-to-a-mutual-agreement-to-part-ways/Riptide Medical Info: https://www.riptidewrestling.com/medical-resource?fbclid=IwAR3c-WlYyAvnU4rRJGZOBXZuaCo5KaWF4gYKNwLL6WYM9YO5q7peBqDafwc   Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
March 4, 2020
**AEW Revolution Review starts at 55:24**Benno, Joe and JP review in full AEW's latest PPV Revolution, with a big title change, a potential MOTY candidate, a divisive Cody vs MJF match and the rest of a stacked card. They also find some time to talk PAC vs Omega, the New Japan Cup cancellation, Nick Aldis, Sonny Onoo, Goldberg, NXT Japan, World Of Sport, Benno's trip away and more. Also, Dirty Tuesday.SHOWNOTES00:15 Intro/Nonsense18:18 WWE Saudi, New Japan Cup delayed, AJPW NXT Japan rumours, Nick Aldis, Sonny Onoo55:24 AEW Revolution Full Review, Pac vs Omega Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
February 26, 2020
Benno, Joe and JP discuss the big AEW Revolution card coming up this weekend with a lengthy review of last week's AEW Dynamite and also talk Fury vs Wilder, some more Ruthless Aggression, WrestleMania, revisit ZSJ vs Ospreay on Rev Pro On Demand and talk the New Japan Cup, TNT Wrestling, All Japan and more. Also, Lasher Lemon. 00:44 Intro/Nonsense18:00 Fury/Wilder, WWE in Saudi, WrestleMania, Ruthless Aggression, Criticism in Wrestling50:10 AEW Dynamite, AEW Revolution1:26:06 ZSJ vs Ospreay on RPW On Demand1:51:45 New Japan Cup, Ishii vs Shingo, Copperbox rumours2:04:39 TNT Merseyside Massacre2:11:48 AJPW/Bonus Eastenders Chat Support GRAPPL App by ordering AEW's Revolution PPV via our refferal link HERE Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating appApp Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
February 18, 2020
In a packed show Benno, Joe and JP talk their weekend in London for a stacked Rev Pro High Stakes card, review NXT Takeover Portland from Sunday, talk WWE's revisionist history Ruthless Aggression documentary series, as well as chat Nick Gage vs Rickey Shane Page from GCW Run Rickey Run, the latest episode of AEW Dynamite, the announcement of NXT UK Takeover Dublin, and more! Also, Ovaltine. SHOWNOTES: 00:10 Intro/nonsense14:26 Rev Pro High Stakes57:22 WWE Ruthless Aggression, NXT Takeover Portland1:48:11 GCW Nick Gage vs Rickey Shane Page2:03:03 AEW Dynamite Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
February 11, 2020
Benno, Joe and JP discuss the fallout from the WWE Q4 Conference Call with big ramifications for the WWE Network, talk New Japan's final New Beginning show of the tour in Osaka with some polarising GRAPPL ratings and discuss everything else going on in the world of wrestling from Friday's Rev Pro card in York Hall, to Moxley in OTT, ROH and Impact's upcoming retro shows and more! Also, Barrymore.  SHOWNOTES: 1:44 Intro/Nonsense/Barrymore17:30 WWE Conference Call, Q4, WWE Network, XFL50:17 Moxley to OTT, final Rev Pro High Stakes card1:04:50 New Japan New Beginning in Osaka1:53:20 AEW Dynamite  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
February 5, 2020
Benno, Joe and JP are back with a news heavy show as they talk the WWE’s latest batch of signings including a rumoured signing of Tim Thatcher, the takeover of Pro Wrestling NOAH and comparisons to Brit Wres, WWE’s stock crash and firing of top executives, as well as Benno’s trip to TNT’s Death Match Tournament, the weekend’s New Japan New Beginning in Sapporo shows, the killer Aldis/Scurll segment from NWA Powerr and more! SHOWNOTES: 00:12 Intro/Nonsense/TNT26:30 NXT signings, NOAH buyout, Progress Russo booking1:04:38 WWE Stock Market crash, Vince’s Brain Worms, Rumble fallout1:23:30, NWA Powerrr, New Japan New Beginning, Rev Pro discussion Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
January 28, 2020
In a WWE heavy edition of the show, Benno, Joe, JP exercise some demons and discuss Royal Rumble weekend with reviews of the Rumble itself and the build to WrestleMania, Saturday's Worlds Collide show with NXT UK taking on NXT in a battle for the ages, as well as this week's episode of AEW Dynamite, some NWA Hard Times talk and more! Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || GrapplApp.com
January 21, 2020
After a few weeks of special episodes, Benno, Joe and JP return for a regular edition of Spotlight as they chat a cavalcade of subjects and catch up on the latest news in wrestling. Subjects covered include a catchup on AEW Dynamite with the news of AEW's new TV deal, Impact Wrestling both modern with their Hard To Kill PPV and classic with their forthcoming TNA retro show, as well as Marty Scurll's new position in ROH, Evolve, Sapolsky vs Starr, Tessa Blanchard, WrestleMania weekend and some changes in Brit Wres with a new Progress champion, as well as all of the usual nonsense! Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
January 15, 2020
In a special edition of Spotlight, fresh from their NXT UK Takeover Review over on POST Wrestling's BWE, Benno, Joe and JP are joined by GRAPPL Gareth to rank their Top 10 Matches of the Year for 2019. They also discuss the first full year of GRAPPL and reveal the Top 10 Matches in the first ever GRAPPL 100!  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL || Gareth Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
January 6, 2020
Benno, Joe and JP return to review the biggest New Japan show of the year Wrestle Kingdom, with all the matches, angles and GRAPPL ratings broken down in detail.  The guys also talk Joe and JP's return to the Electric Ballroom for Progress Chapter 100 and most importantly, break down JP's January 5th Roast Dinner.  SHOWNOTES00:08 Intro/Nonsense13:06 Wrestle Kingdom in depth review2:22:20 Progress Unboxing Live Review/Chris Brookes to Japan Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
December 29, 2019
Die Hard. Home Alone. Sopranos. Watchmen. Gedo Parenting. Brit Wres The Thick Of It. Gary Glitter. Tony Blair. Jeff Jarrett. Brookside Close. Ken Barlow. Aldi. Billy Blanks. Pierce Brosnan. Buck Zumhofe. Michael Jackson. Nick Tilsley. Sid Owen. Slayer. Arsenal Fan TV. James Mason Houlihan. Kevin Nash. Fuck Marry Kill: Naito, Okada, Tanahashi. All this, plus much more in the 2019 version of #AskRevJoe, as anything goes when we spend 3 hours answering your questions! Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
December 17, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP are back to discuss the fallout of the British General Election, but also lots of wrestling, with a packed weekend of shows from WWE, NWA, ROH and Rev Pro as well as discussion of Progress and the latest episode of AEW Dynamite. Also, the best Christmas movies, Mark Fowler's motorbike, the Bill Watts rule, Irish Passports, Big Dunc, The Thick Of It, Bray Wyatt, The Purge, Weed Tax, Die Hard, Chavo Guerrero and Gammon Dads. 00:26 Intro/Election 201915:11 WWE TLC, WWE Backstage39:20 Progress48:30 Rev Pro Uprising 1:17:30 ROH Final Battle1:27:27 NWA Into The Fire1:55:41 AEW Dynamite2:14:21 Outro/Best Christmas Movies Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
December 10, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP return after a week off to catch up, with discussion of the last couple of weeks of AEW Dynamite, WWE releases, the end of New Japan's World Tag League with card announcements for Wrestle Kingdom, as well as Joe's trip to Rev Pro Live at the Cockpit, NWA's upcoming PPV and more.Also Elix Skipper, Fludder vs Skeikh El Sham, Cameron vs Cooling, Scorsese, Netto beers, Berlin, Hunico, Charles and Eddie, Josh Bodom and Rev Joe is Dead.  SHOWNOTES05:34 Intro/Nonsense/News37:50 New Japan World Tag League, Wrestle Kingdom card52:40 AEW Dynamite1:10:18 Rev Pro Live At The Cockpit1:34:55 NWA Into The Fire Oli's World Intro: https://soundcloud.com/olisworldpodcast/britwres-is-dead-revjoe-mixWill Cooling on Question Time: https://youtu.be/IalSiKGMCqA?t=2970 Steven Fludder vs Sheikh El Sham at PCW: https://youtu.be/7L-HdK7b8eg Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
November 26, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP talk a busy weekend in wrestling with live reports of Rev Pro's British J Cup and Tetsujin's final show, as well as WWE Survivor Series, NXT Takeover, the latest episode of AEW Dynamite and a re-visit to last week's CM Punk and Brit Wres is dead discussion topics.Also, Batista, Snakebite, Hoffmeister, Jacksonville Dixie, the Rock 'n' Rockers and Eastenders vs Brexit.SHOWNOTES00:15 Intro/Nonsense/News38:18 WWE Survivor Series and NXT Takeover1:11:01 The Final Tetsujin1:31:23 Rev Pro British J Cup1:57:10 AEW DynamiteSubscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
November 19, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP go in depth on the current state of Brit Wres with NXT UK Takeover 2 being announced in Blackpool and IPW:UK going out of business and also debate CM Punk returning to WWE (on FOX) the latest episode of AEW Dynamite, some AJPW, Hiroshi Tanahashi's film debut and more! Also, Tinhead, The Irishman, Ian Wright, Lauren Branning, Corny & Phil Mitchell, Prince Andrew shoots, Randy Savage, Robbie Fowler, Battle Bowl, Gazza in China and Jimmy Five Bellies. SHOWNOTES:00:30 Intro/Nonsense43:01 Brit Wres is Dead (again), NXT Takeover, IPW UK1:25:05 CM Punk returns to wrestling1:45:01 AEW, Dynamite, Bash at the Beach Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
November 12, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP run down AEW's first PPV of the TV era Full Gear with thoughts on the big Cody Rhodes vs Chris Jericho match, the divisive Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley lights out match and the entire rest of the card.  Also, Excalibur and Jimmy Havoc, Styles and JBL, KSI and Logan Paul, Fludder and El Sham, Jericho and Trump Jr & Dec and Dixie.  SHOWNOTES:00:48 Intro/Nonsense/News46:45 AEW Full Gear Review Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
November 5, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP talk the fallout of Vince McMahon abandoning his troops in Saudi Arabia after Crown Jewel, the latest episode of AEW Dynamite with reaction to Kenny Omega’s bizarre segment and a Jon Moxley promo at last, as well as the New Japan Power Struggle card with the big return of Hiromu Takahashi, as well as MLW Superfight, the NXT invasion of Smackdown and Joe’s live take from Rev Pro live at Cockpit.Also, Skittles, Des Lynham, Portchester Castle, Terminator, David Cameron, So Cal Val, Wrestlelicious, Doc Brown, Bray Johnson, Boris Wyatt, Breaking Bad vs Sopranos and Great O'Kharns Instagram.SHOWNOTES:00:36 Intro/Nonsense24:47 WWE Lost in Saudi, Crown Jewel, Smackdown, ROH1:03:28 AEW Dynamite, Kenny Omega, NXT TV1:32:42 New Japan Power Struggle1:52:38 Rev Pro Live at the Cockpit2:04:04 MLW SuperfightSubscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
October 30, 2019
Benno, JP and Joe talk Starr vs Devlin at OTT’s 5th Anniversary, AEW Dynamite, NXT TV, NWA Powerrr and MLW’s TV on the road to their big Superfight show, as well a woeful week for WWE with Smackdown tanking on FS1, that Jordan Myles t-shirt and Crown Jewel.Also, Bleak on a plate, Daniella Westbrook, Lexi Belle, Pascal White, Rupert Murdoch, Judy Bagwell and Rise of the Footsoldier: Marbella.SHOWNOTES00:10 Intro/nonsense25:34 Smackdown rating, Crown Jewel, Jordan Myles, Progress53:25 Starr vs Devlin at OTT’s 5th Anniversary1:20:00 AEW Dynamite, NXT1:53:20 NWA Powerrr1:59:02 MLW TVSubscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
October 22, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP discuss AEW Dynamite week three, Impact’s Bound For Glory, the second episode of NWA Powerrr, NXT TV and AAA Heroes Immortales. They also talk all the news in wrestling from Progress’ new club member system, Rev Pro announcing Pac vs Red for the British J Cup, NXT Japan, New Japan USA, the closure of Breed wrestling and the continued slide of Smackdown ratings on Fox. (Also, Pro Evo, Niall Quinn, Gazza vs Snoop, The Daily Starr, Dan Maff, Scotch Eggs and Pete and Sue.)SHOWNOTES00:38 Intro/nonsense21:05 NXT Japan, New Japan in America, Club Progress, British J Cup, Breed, Smackdown rating slide56:05 AEW Dynamite Review, AAA Heroes Immortales, NXT TV1:36:51 New Japan Ospreay Family Videos1:42:55 NWA Powerrr1:50:55 Impact Bound For GlorySubscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
October 16, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP talk New Japan’s King Of Pro Wrestling, the second week of the Wednesday Night Wars with AEW vs NXT, the debut of NWA Powerrr, Smackdown and Benno’s trip to Progress Chapter 96.Also, Brick Walsh, Ian Rotten, Linsey Dawn McKenzie, Tony Storm, Robbie Mustoe, Paul Robinson (not that one) and Lo Down.00:10 Intro/nonsense27:26 Smackdown, WWE Draft36:05 NJPW King Of Pro Wrestling55:37 AEW Dynamite, NXT, AEW Dark1:35:33 NWA Powerrr1:50:08 Progress Chapter 96Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
October 9, 2019
With Benno back from Germany, he joins Joe and JP to run down AEW’s debut episode, Smackdown on FOX and that Hell In A Cell main event, as well as Benno’s trip to World Tag Festival.Also Joker, Netto, Frankie and Bennies, the No Limit Soldiers, Regal vs Brit Wres, Goldberg vs Riddle and Tory Parrott. SHOWNOTES00:21 Intro/nonsense27:21 Master P buys House Of Glory, Regal vs Brit Wres, Riddle vs Goldberg47:46 WWE Smackdown on FOX, Hell In A Cell1:20:12 AEW Dynamite debut, NXT2:06:16 wXw World Tag Festival  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
October 1, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP preview the big debut of AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan’s bad week and CM Punk to Fox rumours, as well as ROH Death Before Dishonor, some All Japan and New Japan, GRAPPL’s Top 10 matches for August and the upcoming shows from wXw, Rev Pro, Progress and more! Also, Toby Carvery, Salmon En Croute, Spitting Image, Deathmatches, Wetherspoons, Untappd, Granit Xhaka and The Real Big Tone. SHOWNOTES 00:30 Intro/nonsense20:05 CM Punk to WWE rumours, AEW UK TV Deal fallout, Dynamite Preview1:05:29 NXT on USA Week 21:13:41 New Japan Fighting Spirit Unleashed, KOPW Card, GRAPPL Top 10 for August1:24:06 ROH Death Before Dishonor1:32:30 AJPW Miyahara vs Nomura1:38:15 WxW Tag Festival, Rev Pro Cockpit, Progress Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
September 26, 2019
In a later than usual Wednesday edition of the show, Joe, JP and Benno take in a newsworthy few days in wrestling as NXT launch the first shots in the Wednesday night war and AEW’s TV deal in the UK is announced, with additional news breaking as the show is recorded.They also review Progress big September show, Still Chasing with a full breakdown of all the matches, angles and moments(!) and talk some New Japan Destruction, the latest news surrounding Rev Pro and WWE wrestlers being pulled from Southside.Also, Lusardi vs Thorne, Davidson and Davro, Live and Kicking, Lethal Weapon, Minder and Ricky Biggs.SHOWNOTES:00:30 Intro/Nonsense22:01 NXT debut on USA Network30:55 AEW UK TV Deal with ITV, the build to TNT debut (more at 2:05:14)00:59:43 WWE pull wrestlers from Southside, Rev Pro Sizzler VOD drops, J Cup1:16:15 Progress Still Chasing Review2:05:14 BREAKING NEWS: Tony Khan announces AEW TV on FITE2:08:30 New Japan Destruction tour continues, Young Lions CupSubscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
September 17, 2019
In this week's episode Benno, Joe and JP discuss everything they’ve watched from the last week with GCW Bloodsport, a catchup on New Japan’s Destruction and J-Cup shows with Ospreay vs Amazing Red, Mike Elgin vs Daisuke Sekimoto from Big Japan, some talk on Impact’s Victory Road, WWE’s Clash of Champions and Daniel Makabe vs. Carlos Romo from Breed.They also discuss the fallout from their chat about Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels, referee Aaren Wilde’s interview with ACEcast and some interesting spoilers coming out of Progress "big" show of the year, Still Chasing and the Natural Progression Series. Also, Paul Gascoigne, Matthew Kelly, Bruce Forsyth, Les Dennis, Barrymore and Bob Monkhouse.Photo Credit: Beyond Gorilla, Scott Lesh and Joe Mills SHOWNOTES: 00:30 Intro/Nonsense23:05 Bodom/Samuels re-visited, Aaren Wilde interview notes46:04 New Japan catchup, Destruction, J-Cup, Big Japan1:07:315 Progress Still Chasing/NPS spoilers1:26:35 GCW Bloodsport/Impact Victory Road1:55:58 WWE Clash of Champions2:00:45 Breed Makabe vs Romo Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
September 10, 2019
In a Brit Wres heavy show, Benno, Joe and JP discuss in detail the Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels incident at Rev Pro Summer Sizzler, the allegations levelled by referee Aaron Wilde, Rev Pro’s reaction to them and subsequent dropping of Bodom from future shows.They also discuss Rev Pro’s deal with Southside, the postponement of OWE’s UK tour, GCW being added to GRAPPL, Progress new title belt and some AEW news as announcements come for their upcoming Full Gear show. SHOWNOTES:00:30 Intro/Nonsense21:05 Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels incident at Rev Pro1:32:30 OWE UK tour postponed, Southside closure, Breed show cancellation1:42:05 AEW news, Jericho vs Cody, All Out PPV buys, Meltzer star ratings1:58:48 Upcoming Shows - Progress, GCW Bloodsport, Impact Victory Road2:09:31 Outro Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
September 3, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP are slightly late but here with a bumper episode covering one of the most packed weekends of the year with a full review of AEW All Out, a full rundown of JP and Joe’s weekend at Rev Pro Summer Sizzler, New Japan Royal Quest and Rev Pro Live at The Cockpit and a review of NXT UK Takeover Cardiff.Also, Brexit, Food on Tables, Purple Bins, Stolen Bikes, Tracey Smothers, Benno & Glen, Joe & Jay and Big Tone & Pharaoh.SHOWNOTES:00:10 Intro/nonsense17:48 AEW All Out1:23:44 Rev Pro Summer Sizzler/Live At The Cockpit2:04:06 NJPW Royal Quest2:39:44 NXT Takeover UK Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
August 28, 2019
Benno, JP and a rogue unscheduled Rev Joe, go in-depth on Progress recent attendance issues, their email to Season Ticket Holders with the alleged reasons for the decline and the overall Progress product in 2019. They also talk the upcoming Wednesday Night Wars with NXT vs AEW, a packed upcoming weekend of shows with NJPW Royal Quest, NXT UK Takeover and AEW All Out Previews and talk some Retro Impact and New Japan’s upcoming Young Lions Cup.  Also, Strippers, Cricket and Joey from Friends.SHOWNOTES:00:20 Intro/nonsense24:00 Progress attendance woes, current state of the company1:08:45 NJPW’s Young Boy Cup1:14:53 The Wednesday Night Wars, Pac vs Omega1:32:15 Retro Impact1:42:00 Summer Sizzler, Royal Quest, NXT UK, All Out Preview Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
August 17, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP are joined by Jamesie of POST Wrestling’s BWE, to detox on G1 and talk all their favourite matches, performers, stories and moments. They also as get into some GRAPPL stats from the tournament, talk Meltzer’s broken star system and answer your questions on everything Grade One Climax 2019! Also, Xbox sales, Geezer Hats, Goodfellas, DSF, Homevideos and lots and lots of Jay White. SHOWNOTES: 00:30 Intro/Nonsense 15:20 G1 Climax 29 overall thoughts 27:31 Jay White vs. Kota Ibushi revisited 53:05 Best matches of the tournament 01:14:44 MVP’s and other notable performers 01:40:25 GRAPPL vs. Meltzer 01:53:01 Your G1 questions 02:33:02 G1 Pick ‘Ems Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP ||Jamesie| GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
August 13, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP return in a full-length episode to talk a packed weekend of shows with the G1 Final (and plenty of Jay White chat), Summerslam (and plenty of Matt Riddle Watch Along chat), as well as an excellent GCW Escape from LA, a takedown of NXT Takeover and one of the only reviews you’ll likely hear anywhere on an ROH Summer Supercard that allegedly happened.Also, The Price is Right, AKI Games, the New Generation, Waylon Mercy, White Van Men, Fantasy Football, WWE jobs and Joe McMahon.00:00:24 Intro/nonsense00:13:45 G1 Climax 29 Final1:00:55 ROH Summer Supercard1:12:22 GCW Joey Janela’s Escape From LA1:32:34 NXT Takeover Toronto1:58:54 WWE SummerslamSubscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP ||Jamesie| GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
August 11, 2019
In a special bonus episode of GRAPPL Spotlight, Benno, Joe and JP check in with their thoughts on the final days of G1 Block action with Days 15 and 16 from midweek and the A Block and B Block final days. Also, Joe and JP give their brief thoughts on their Saturday night trip to United Wrestling in Oxford.Benno, Joe and JP will be back Monday night with a full length Spotlight with their thoughts from the G1 Final, Summerslam, NXT Takeover and the ROH and GCW cards from Summerslam weekend! Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP ||Jamesie| GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
August 7, 2019
**Note - G1 Week Four Coverage begins 1:42:05**Benno, Joe and JP are back from a long weekend in Liverpool and Manchester and talk their experiences out at TNT and Futureshock as well as their trip to GRAPPL Towers to watch London Rampage and Triplemania. They also talk Jim Smallman leaving Progress, the possible death of Brit Wres boom period and Week Four of New Japan's G1 29.SHOWNOTES  00:15 Intro/Nonsense05:19 Brit Wres is Dead33:43 Joe and JP in Liverpool40:40 TNT Summer Explosion59:48 London Rampage/AAA TripleMania1:18:46 Futureshock Untapped 61:42:05 G1 Climax 29 Nights 11, 12, 13 and 14Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP ||Jamesie| GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
July 30, 2019
***Note: G1 Coverage starts 1:33:35** With Joe away, Benno and JP are joined by POST Wrestling's Irish legend Jamesie to talk Week Three of the G1, Benno's trip to Sendai Girls UK and some matches they've been watching this week from AJPW Summer Action Series, 205 Live and OTT, as well as all the latest in the news from AEW, WWE, Progress, wXw, NXT UK wrestler breakdowns and more!  (Also, Irish Stuff, Glenroe, Hurling, Nick Berry, Wolverhampton Fry Ups, Misawa in Coventry, Rev JP & Britain's Jeff Jarrett.) SHOWNOTES  00:15 Intro/Irish Stuff12:59 AEW on TNT, CM Punk24:13 WWE Biz, Network changes, ICW, wXw & Progress. 52:30 Mandrews vs Starr58:25 Super Humman, Moxley to GCW1:01:20 AJPW, Kento Miyahahra vs Zeus1:08:35 Sendai Girls UK 1:23:30 Progress Devlin vs Ilya OTT Devlin vs Callum Black1:28:45 205 Live, Strickland vs Gulak1:33:35 G1 Climax 29 Days 8, 9 and 10Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP ||Jamesie| GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
July 23, 2019
**Note G1 Coverage Begins 01:01:55***JP, Joe and Benno are back and fighting through some summer bugs to talk the 2nd full week of G129 with the first top end main events of the tournament in Moxley/Ishii, Ospreay/Ibushi and Ospreay/Okada. They also talk PAC vs Ben-K from Kobe World and the latest in the news from WWE, AEW, Progress, NXT and more.  (Also, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, 1992 Nailz. Zeus. Abdullah's House Of Ribs, the South Wales Subculture, Ferries across the Mersey and The Prolapse belt.) SHOWNOTES: 00:30 Intro/Nonsense12:34 WWE Forbes article, NXT vs AEW25:00 Sha Samuels to NXT UK, Progress Cheer Up Juice, Walter vs Ilja43:14 CM Punk to Starrcast, AEW, Janela vs Enzo53:10 Pac vs Ben-K Kobe World1:01:55 G1 Week Two (Day 5, 6 and 7) Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
July 17, 2019
***Note G1 Coverage Begins 01:32:56***The summer is well and truly started as Benno, Joe and JP begin this years New Japan G1 coverage with 3 shows from the first week proper, talk AEW's Fight For The Fallen and discuss everything else they watched in a packed weekend of wrestling from Extreme Rules, to GCW's Tribute to Homicide, Evolve and more.(Also Tango and Cash, Sinbad, Mick Johnson, Liz McDonald, Dean Gaffney, the Bread streets, and TNA entrance themes revisited)SHOWNOTES00:11 Intro/Nonsense24:02 AEW Fight For The Fallen52:53 EVOLVE 10 Year Anniversary1:04:49 GCW 51501:18:50 WWE Extreme Rules1:28:35 Riptide PAC vs Cara Noir revisited1:32:56 G1 Climax 29 Week One Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
July 10, 2019
Benno, Joe & JP chat a packed week of shows as they begin their G1 coverage for this year with Night One in Dallas. They also talk GCW's Backyard Wrestling and Impact's Slammiversary on VOD and their live thoughts from Riptide Wrestling, Progress and Rev Pro. (Also Paul Merson, Worchester Sauce. Cholula, Monster Claws, Netto, Kwik Save, Triplemania, Kazaa, Brighton Hostels, Floppy Disks and Le Tis.) 00:00 Intro/Nonsense17:15 GCW Backyard Wrestling30:10 New Japan G1 Climax Night One1:07:05 Riptide Point Break1:28:20 Rev Pro Live At the Cockpit 431:39:30 Progress Chapter 92: Entertaining Friends1:58:20 Impact Slammiversary 17
July 2, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP are back after a week break to catch up on a massive two weeks of news in wrestling as they talk Rollins vs Ospreay, Dunne vs Starr and the Heyman & Bischoff news, as well as catch up on what they've been watching with AEW Fyter Fest, Rev Pro Ungovernable, OTT Wrestlerama and New Japan Southern Showdown. Also, Jim Davidson, John Virgo, Nick Berry, Bullseye, Arsenals worst XI and the Roast Rebellion.  SHOWNOTES  00:40 Intro15:19 Rollins versus Ospreay26:00 Pete Dunne versus David Starr, OTT Wrestlerama49:50 Heyman and Bischoff1:09:14 AEW vs Evolve, Fyter Fest1:50:43 Rev Pro Ungovernable2:11:04 New Japan Southern Showdown Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
June 18, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP are back to discuss New Japan's G1 Climax 29 lineup, Rev Pro's upcoming Ungovernable show and the state of their VOD and AEW selling out another building for All Out, as well as their upcoming Fyter Fest show. The guys also talk WAW's big Fightmare show from Carrow Road, re-visit their Will Ospreay and worst of TNA conversations from last week and discuss NXT UK Takeover and the latest episodes of Viceland's The Wrestlers. (Also, Home Alone, the Class of 92, Love Island, Maradona, Roast Dinners and Mike Chioda's snakeskin boots). SHOWNOTES 00:30 Intro/The Worst of TNA revisited/The Summer of Wrestling/Bloodsport20:18 Dynamite Kid vs Will Ospreay, also Maradona29:36 New Japan G1 Climax 29 Lineups44:50 Rev Pro Ungovernable/RPW On Demand/Michael Oku vs Pac1:01:16 WWE NXT UK, Pete Dunne vs Nathan Cruz1:12:30 WAW Fightmare, also Roast Dinners and the class of '921:30:27 Viceland's The Wrestlers1:37:01 AEW Fyter Fest, All Out sells out, also Love Island Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
June 10, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP discuss whether Will Ospreay is the best British Wrestler of all time, talk two big New Japan shows from this last week with the Best Of The Super Juniors Finals and Dominion, and talk OTT Banjaxed, that David Starr/Walter video, the comedy of Goldberg vs Undertaker, the Vice documentary series The Wrestlers and the very worst of TNA. (Also, Goodnight Sweetheart, Ridge Holland, Tango & Cash, Ireland Under 21's, Jay White's beard, Maradona and Joe's worst rated films of all time). SHOWNOTES 00:39 Intro/nonsense15:10 The worst of TNA19:30 OTT Walter/Starr Shaun Ryan video/Live In Belfast: Banjaxed33:20 Will Ospreay the best British Wrestler of all time, BOSJ Final57:05 Moxley New Japan debut, Jay White, Dominion Review1:36:20 Matt Riddle, Goldberg vs Undertaker, Super Showdown1:50:40 The Wrestlers documentary series on Vice1:59:30 Outro/nonsense Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
June 6, 2019
A special Bonus episode of Grappl Spotlight this week as JP interviews Riptide Producer Josh Bevan to catch up on all things Riptide as the build up to an exciting summer including the 5th July Point Break show, the Pride of Brighton tournament that is leading to the big open air theatre show on August 26th. Also discussed is how to get the best of the performers, the focus on younger talent, the effect the contract situation has had on the company, the plans for the future and much more. You can find info, tickets, great matches etc from Riptide Wrestling at the following places: Website: https://www.riptidewrestling.com/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkHPpLoK3ethwG3KmtHFL1A  Twitter: https://twitter.com/RIPTIDEwres  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiptideWres/ Tickets: https://www.riptidewrestling.com/tickets    You can also follow JP on Twitter @JPJipeee. You can follow Benno @BensonRichardE and try to contact Joe using the #RevJoe hashtag. He probably won't respond but me and Benno will send it to him anyway.   Music this week is from: Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vELJtIVKB7A (Buster by the Whitefield Brothers) Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuoN1izAjSc (Gardenia by Kyuss)
June 4, 2019
Benno, JP and Joe are back to talk that Jon Moxley interview, paranoia in the UK with NXT UK running head to head with New Japan's Royal Quest, Sunday's Rev Pro Live At The Cockpit 42, Saturday's NXT Takeover 25, some fallout from AEW Double Or Nothing and the best matches this week from the New Japan Best Of The Super Juniors 26. All this plus chat on Neil Warnock, Blue Chew, Hookie Blueys, Eric Cantana, The Wire, Billy Mitchell and Dude Where's My Car. SHOWNOTES:01:30 Intro/Nonsense9:30 Moxley on Talk Is Jericho/PWTorch37:40 Royal Quest vs Welsh Rugby vs UK Takeover vs All Out55:00 AEW Double Or Nothing fallout1:17:43 NXT Takeover 251:48:30 NJPW BOSJ2:02:50 Rev Pro Live at the Cockpit 42Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
May 27, 2019
Benno, Joe and JP are back with a full review of AEW’s first PPV Double Or Nothing, talking the best and worst matches and everything in between from the show, as well as their thoughts going forward on the company as a whole.Before that the guys talk Brexit, 1988, Roadhouse, Over The Top, Cockneys Vs Zombies, Fighting With My Family and discuss the highest rated matches on GRAPPL from this years New Japan Best Of The Super Juniors.SHOWNOTES:01:53 Intro, nonsense14:00 New Japan BOSJ24:40 Starrcast, AEW media coverage37:12 AEW Double Or Nothing review Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
May 21, 2019
**Note - This episode contains some audio issues that have been fixed as best as possible. Apologies!** Hateful Houlihan. Sarah Michelle Gellar. Freddie Prinze Junior. Sean Bean. When Saturday Comes. Miz's Dad. LeBron and Kenny Omega. Mortal Kombat. Street Fighter. Jim Rosenthal. Little Dragon. Roy Keane. Phil and Keanu. All this and more as Benno rejoins Joe and JP for an all new Spotlight. SHOWNOTES00:40 Intro4:55 WWE, Money In The Bank19:55 AEW, PAC, TNT43:55 NJPW BOSJ52:55 Progress Super Strong Style 16 Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
May 15, 2019
Hipster football shirts. Champions League. 4 Games in 4 Days. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. Men & Motors. Middle Class on Repeat. Cracker. World in Action. Death Wish. Racist ITV sitcoms. Joshi on ITV. Tony Khan rapping. Joe's love of Jay White. Shingo in Oxford. Max Branning. All this and more as Joe and JP talk the Tom Magee-Bret Hart match, WALTER-R-Truth(?), AEW-ITV PPV deal, the Double or Nothing card, highlights from NJPW's Wrestling Dontaku, BOSJ, RevPro's Epic Encounter as well as other high & lowlights from the world of wrestling.SHOWNOTES: 7:51 Intro9:35 Tom Magee-Bret Hart/WALTER-R-Truth17:30 AEW - deal with ITV, Double or Nothing card rundown 51:42 NJPW - Sanada-Okada, Evil-Ishii, White-Goto and BOSJ Day 11:23:16 RevPro's Epic EncounterEpisode Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsTluTmfefY&t=47sEpisode Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uLPDhCgS8M   Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
May 4, 2019
Irish Stuff. Ask GlenJoe. Four Days in November. New Dublin’s Gangland War. The Celtic Tiger Economy. Hurling. The Game. 50 Cent. Ja Rule. Nelly and Kelly. Sledging on Ally Pally Hill. MOX. Raul Jimenez. New Japan Knife Perverts. Pepe. Mantaur. Joe vs Horses. All this and more as Benno, Joe and JP talk everything they’ve been watching from Impact Homecoming, the NWA/ROH Crockett Cup and MLW TV, as well as some talk on All Japan’s Champions Carnival, Riptide Wrestling and the Top 5 rated matches on GRAPPL from March. The guys also talk some Rev Pro, the excellent video packages from David Starr and Jon Moxley, New Japan's new mystery man and WWE as the biggest heels in wrestling.  SHOWNOTES:05:29 Intro9:30 David Starr Progress promo, Rev Pro York Hall build. 25:30 Moxley promo, Lio Rush, Luke Harper, WWE woes) 41:00 New Japan's new British knife pervert45:15 GRAPPL's Top 5 matches in March51:00 AJPW Champions Carnival57:06 MLW TV1:03:36 NWA/ROH Crockett Cup1:18:30 Impact Rebellion1:37:15 Riptide RumbleEpisode Intro/Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il9nwElP674Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
April 30, 2019
UK Taker. Undertaker 2. Rob Van Dam. Trespass. The Long Good Friday. Helen Mirren. Gridlock'd. Suge Knight. Pissant Bodybuilders. RedmanMania 2. Swindon vs Oxford. Glenn Hoddle. Jan Åge Fjørtoft. Steve Barker. Filthy Chris Walker. John Kronus. Mustafa. Marty Janetty. All this and more as Benno, Joe & JP recap their respective weekends with Joe & JP visiting Welsh Wrestling in Kidlington and Benno attending For The Love Of Wrestling in Liverpool. SHOWNOTES 00:15 Intro 18:45 Welsh Wrestling in Kidlington 42:45 For The Love Of Wrestling Convention in Liverpool Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL  Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
April 24, 2019
4:20. Funhouse. Pat Sharp. 1993 Doink. Waylon Mercy. Ole Gunnar Solskjær. The Norweigian Indies. Diner based lunches. The Gun show. Bike Theft. Somas. Von Erich documentaries. JP and Irish Airborne. Goth Wrestling. Redman Mania. All this, and more in a new Spotlight as Benno, Joe & JP are back (and late, sorry it was Bank Holiday) to talk all the big goings on in wrestling this last week. The guys talk their trips to the last two nights of Fight Club Pro's Dream Tag Team Invitational and everything else they've been watching with a cavalcade of stuff from MLW, to Gresham vs Makabe at 321 Battle, MJF vs Ethan Page at Alpha 1 and some Mania weekend catchup from Joe. The guys also talk CM Punk doing a run in in a mask, the AEW time buy, All Japan Champions Carnival, the NJPW BOSJ lineup and much more. SHOWNOTES:00:30 Intro10:52 The Joel Redman Challenge, AJPW Champions Carnival16:45 NJPW BOSJ Line-Up22:30 CM Punk returns to Wrestling, AEW, Cody vs Dustin, Romo, A-Kid in NXT UK43:19 ZSJ vs Ibushi, Gresham vs Makabe, MJF vs Ethan Page, MLW Fusion, GCW58:35 TNT Extreme Wrestling1:14:00 Fight Club Pro DTTI Nights 2 and 3 Episode Theme: https://youtu.be/BXDFUEozkck Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL  Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
April 16, 2019
Joe meets Big Tone. $17 Dollar Beer. Mean Girls on Broadway. Jack Domino. Mr Go On. Joel Redman. Zammo. Bodyguy. WWE Game Of Thrones. Blood Runs Cold. Dude Hate. Robocop. Z-Man. Capital Combat 90. That Clown Cunt. All this, and more as Joe returns from New York and re-joins JP and Benno to talk his week away not watching wrestling at Mania weekend. The guys also talk MLW Battle Riot, some Rev Pro Live At the Cockpit, Joe's meeting with Tony Khan and Progress Breadknife as well as lots of off topic chat from Sid Viscous in Blackburn, to Mean Girls On Broadway, Zammo in Eastenders and WWE Game Of Thrones.  SHOWNOTES: 00:40 Intro/Joe in New York 23:33 Sasha Banks/Vince McMahon/AEW potentially on TNT 44:42 Big Tone at the Cockpit 51:10 MLW Battle Riot 2 1:19:45 Progress Breadknife Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL  Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
April 9, 2019
NOTE - A previous version of this episode on Podbean cut off at 39 minutes, this has now been fixed. You may need to refresh your feed and download again.  It's the fourth and final day of GRAPPL Spotlight's WrestleMania Weekend Live Streaming coverage as Benno & JP finish up with the "Granddaddy of them all" Wrestlemania 35. The guys talk their highlights and lowlights of the action from the longest WWE show on record with discussion on all the top matches. They then catch up with some matches they missed over the weekend and wrap up on their overall thoughts on a packed weekend of streaming content.  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL  Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
April 7, 2019
It's Day 3 of GRAPPL Spotlight's WrestleMania Weekend Live Streaming coverage as Benno & JP continue to talk everything they watched from the New York/New Jersey area. The guys talk their highlights of the action on Day 3 with a detailed discussion on the ROH and New Japan G1 Supercard from Madison Square Garden, Part 2 of GCW Joey Janela's Spring Break, GCW's Orange Cassidy Is Doing Something show and talk again to Rev Pro Live In New York.  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL  Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
April 6, 2019
It's Day 2 of GRAPPL Spotlight's WrestleMania Weekend Live Streaming coverage as Benno & JP continue to talk everything they watched from the New York/New Jersey area. The guys talk their highlights of the action on Day 2 with Part 1 of GCW Joey Janela's Spring Break, NXT Takeover in New York and Rev Pro Live In New York. The guys also take a phonecall from a special guest and talk some other highlights from the night including David Arquette vs Tim Thatcher from Joey Janela's Penis Party, and more!  Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL  Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
April 5, 2019
It's Day 1 of GRAPPL Spotlight's WrestleMania Weekend Live Streaming coverage as Benno & JP talk everything they watched from the New York/New Jersey area. The guys talk a packed slate of shows from GCW Josh Barnett's Bloodsport to the WrestleCon Supershow, wXw America Ist Wunderbar, IWTV Family Reunion and even a stop off at DDT Pro in NYC! Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || GRAPPL  Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
March 31, 2019
Spotlight: "Barry Grant" (Omega Man documentary, Progress & Rev Pro catchup, MLW, WWE TV & WrestleMania weekend The real Joe Lemon. Des Taviner. Omega Man. Moesha. Zammo McGuire. Theresa May. Wrestling with indicitive votes. Saved By The Bell. Renford Rejects. Limp Bizkit. Cain The Undertaker. Hookie DVD's. Joints of Gammon. Steven French & Omar from the Wire. Neville Southall. Konnan, Keys and Gray. On the piss with Dick Murdoch. Dog tags on a poll. The King of Suck style. The thriving man-baby scene. All this and more in a new Spotlight as Benno, Joe & JP discuss Okada/Sanada getting 5 Stars, breakdown the Kenny Omega documentary on TSN, catchup on some Progress and Rev Pro, as well as look at some MLW TV, NXT and even some Smackdown as the lads talk what they're looking forward to (and not) this WrestleMania weekend. SHOWNOTES: 00:13 Intro 09:52 ROH G1 Supercard/Okada vs Sanada gets 5 Stars 20:26 Omega Man documentary 50:28 Progress Chapter 85 & 86 Catchup 1:03:03 Rev Pro Live in Northampton 1:13:47 MLW Fusion/Impact 1:27:56 NXT, Takeover build 1:41:35 WWE TV & Mania build 1:55:42 Other Mania Weekend events Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || Joe || GRAPPL  Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
March 25, 2019
Big Tone Wanks Dogs. 3.75 star Spag Bol. Bravo Two Zero. Brexit. Wrestling Bucket Lists. Delaware. Barry Grant. Men Behaving Badly. Birds Of A Feather. Re-ups. 6-sided rings. No sided rings. The Reality Era. Rajah Forums. Tokyo Joe. The JP Jig. Pirates Of The Caribbean. 3 Hour films. 3 Hour podcasts. DJ Hyde’s farm. John Pollock, Jim Cornette, JP Houlihan. Martin Brennan from Sligo. All this and more as Benno, Joe and JP are here in their GRAPPL debut for a packed edition of the show, talking everything they’ve been watching in the last week from OTT Scrappermania to the New Japan Cup and ROH 17th Anniversary show. The guys also talk some AAA, the current import heavy Progress Super Strong Style 16 line-up, WrestleMania weekend and what they hope an AEW TV product would look like. SHOWNOTES: 06:13 WrestleMania weekend, House Of Glory, 7 hour Mania 16:25 AEW, Tony Khan vs Fulham fans, BTE, Jim Ross 30:23 Progress Super Strong Style lineup 47:19 New Japan Cup Final and tournament highlights 1:25:15 ROH 17th Anniversary Show 1:41:15 AAA Rey de Reyes 1:50:40 OTT Scrappermania 5 Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || Spotify  || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || Joe || GRAPPL  Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
March 20, 2019
Every Monday, Benno, Joe & JP talk the best and worst of what they've been watching from the world of wrestling. From British Wrestling to the US Indies, Japan, WWE and the rest of the world, it's all covered here on Spotlight, the official podcast of GRAPPL. First episode, this Monday 25th March 2019! Subscribe to GRAPPL Spotlight: iTunes || Android || Web || YouTube || TuneIn || Stitcher || RSS Follow us on Twitter: Benno || JP || Joe || GRAPPL  Download GRAPPL the wrestling rating app App Store || Google Play || Grappl.co
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