It’s the final week of pay-per-view picks for the boys, and it’s NWA’s Hard Times and NXT’s Worlds Collide to close out the year. Tony is needing a miracle while Kevin and Matt battle it for first place, but anything can happen. Joe Galli, voice of the NWA, joins us to talk about his career in reporting as well as commentating, and we discuss everything in the world of Into the Fire and Hard Times. Two of the three Wizards actually decide to begin Season Two, so we do some picks for the Royal Rumble. Plus, plenty of NXT, AEW, Impact, WWE, ROH, and so much more.
The boys are back together and the conversation jumps right in with Tessa Blanchard’s Impact World Title win. Kevin and Matt think it’s a great thing. Tony still disagrees with the call and asks why there isn’t championship equality across the board. But it may be the fact that with only two PPVs to go for the pick extravaganza he finds himself woefully behind Matt and Kevin. There’s more coverage of NXT:UK and Impact as the weekend was hot. Discussion shifts to MLW and AEW for a bit, and NWA Power rounds out the first half of the show. The guys welcome MLW’s newest ring announcer, Mark Adam Haggerty, to the studio to discuss his meteoric rise as a ring announcer. There’s plenty of stories about his grind, the opportunities that were presented to him, his travels and experiences around the country, and so much more. This episode is can’t-miss!
The Two Man Group returns from New Years and there’s some new equipment getting a test drive. There’s coverage of New Japan’s WrestleKingdom 14 and some of the fallout, as Tony sulks over Ibushi’s two losses and Naito’s ascension to double champion. Plus, find out how bad the guys ate it with their picks. Kevin and Tony wonder what a new season of Legends House might look like. There’s a little bit in the way of news and notes and, thankfully, no local news. Plenty of NWA discussion including what fans like and what they accept. Tony brings Kevin up to speed on MLW for a bit. And then, as we get closer to the conclusion of the PPV Pick Extravaganza Thing, there’s coverage of NXT UK Takeover and Impact’s Hard to Kill, including Tessa challenging Sami Callihan for the Impact Championship.
It’s the end of the year and the end of the decade! But before we get into the roaring 20s it’s time to look back at the past decade, at least a little bit. The guys cover MLW and AEW before getting into some “best off” with MLW and WWE. Matt’s dream comes true as WrestleKingdom gets extensive coverage, and it’s the first time the event takes place over two days. There are plenty of picks to go around, and there’s lots of analysis provided for each match (well, maybe not so much for all the eight-man tags, but still…) The show closes out with discussion of the Jordan Oliver Game Changer sequence as well as some favorite moments of the 10s. Have a happy and safe New Year with the Wizards!
The Shining Wizards and the Turnbuckle Throwbacks get together for some Christmas cheer and wrestling talk. There’s coverage of the NWA, MLW, AEW and WWE, some discussion of the year’s “Best ofs,” gift exchanging, and so much more. Plus, the throwback of the week is Starrcade 1999. which was probably better than most thought but still not a good show. Enjoy the episode and enjoy the Holidays!
It was a loaded week of wrestling on PPV, including NWA’s Into the Fire, ROH’S Final Battle, and WWE’s TLC. OF course, the guys have you covered with coverage of it all, including all the surprise wins, title changes, special guests, and much more. “The Kid” Vinny Pacifico called in to discuss his wrestling career and his success in the Ring of Honor Dojo, as well as his time in ECPW. Plus, all the news and notes you can handle!
The show starts hot with talk of Teddy Hart and his departure from MLW, which leads to ACH and the releases from WWE the past week as well. There’s plenty of MLW talk as well, which leads to discussing the announced inductees for the WWE Hall of Fame. We fall down the NWO rabbit hole, then get pulled out by Batista talk. Discussion shifts to the Ring of Honor Final Battle and we are joined on the hotline by Vincent. There’s plenty of talk of serial killers, scary movies, and how Vincent is going to destroy Matt Taven at Final Battle. We also cover NWA’s Into the Fire PPV, and of course, we make picks! Finally, there’s a heated debate about the WWE women’s scene. Is Nikki Cross more over than Charlotte? Is Ronda Rousey going to win the Royal Rumble? All this and MORE!
The terrible New Jersey weather forces the boys to do a show over Skype. Matt & Kevin kick it off talking Thanksgiving, The Fiend’s Belt, The Fiend, AEW & more. Tony calls in to chat a little bit about NWA, MLW & more. Before Richard Holliday we talk about Smackdown & Raw, then The Most Marketable Man joins us to talk Opera Cup, the Dynasty & more.
The Wizards kick off Season 9 of the show with a presentation of the Two Man Group. Injustice member and new MLW Middleweight Champion Myron Reed joined us to talk about his match with Teddy Hart, the Injustice movement, and his career. Kevin and Tony then discuss AEW and the ranking system as well as the upcoming Thanksgiving episode of Dynamite featuring Scorpio Sky challenging Chris Jericho for the Championship. Then they get into War Games and Survivor Series, where Tony isn’t happy with the change in the standings and Kevin is quite proud of his NXT knowledge. Corey Graves puts Mauro Ranallo on blast on Twitter for being a microphone hog, and Tony was disappointed in Mauro’s commentary, but for different reasons. MLW has a possible huge gaffe in production this week, NWA calls an audible and airs a lot of canned and different bits, and Kevin isn’t really a fan of the new Intercontinental belt. Plus some insight to the 8th Anniversary Show!
Live from the Alementary Brewing Company in Hackensack, NJ, the Shining Wizards celebrate their 8th Anniversary. With special guests Dave LaGreca from SiriusXM’s Busted Open, Impact Wrestling’s Fallah Bahh, Ring of Honor’s L.S.G., and wrestling legend Crowbar. Plus many surprises.
The boys are in Studio on a Monday night as they get ready for the 8th Anniversary show next week. Kevin has become an AEW expert, picking a perfect PPV two weeks in a row. Matt and Kevin analyze the show while Tony is the butt of endless jokes. Vince, Paul Heyman, and Jim Ross have an interesting conversation about some nonsense. The boys also revisit NWA Power from last week and comment once again about how great it is to be a wrestling fan these days. Kevin asks if there’s anyone that can be signed that can “move the needle” which leads to a list of people to consider. Matt questions the authenticity of wrestling ratings in the 90s, while Tony wonders if the audience is split between shows or if there are many fans that enjoy multiple products. And there’s plenty of plugs for next week’s live show, featuring Dave LaGreca, Crowbar, LSG, and Fallah Bahh at the Alementary Brewing Company in Hackensack, New Jersey on Thursday, November 21st. Cheap plug!
Another Wizard pulls off perfection and the standings are tighter than ever in the PPV Pick Extravaganza thing! American Loser’s KP Burke joined the boys tonight for a crazy amount of recap coverage, including MLW’s Saturday Night Superfight, New Japan’s Power Struggle, and WWE’s Crown Jewel. History was made in Saudi Arabia and on SmackDown, ROH is put on blast by Joey Mercury, the boys try the Burn or Bliss chocolates with disastrous results, and AEW is heading into its next PPV. Plenty of coverage, plenty of plugs, plenty of good times!
Another Monday, another early week show! The guys get into detail about the Jordan Myles t-shirt fiasco which leads into talk about Lashley, Hulk Hogan, Smackdown, and a whole bunch of other intertwined topics. Crown Jewel returns this week, and boy are the picks coming hot and fast! We follow week three of AEW and NXT head-to-head, NWA Powerrr, more MLW from Mexico and picks for Saturday Night Superfight. Plus, go on an adventure with Kevin and Mr. McMahon through the Oranges and Stamford!
It’s another rainy night in Studio A, and the boys open with some disappointments. Kevin tries his best to make Raw sound good, but it doesn’t really work. Tony jumps right in with some MehMLW coverage, and Matt agrees the shows from Mexico haven’t been living up to the MLW standard. Some recapping of NWA Powerrr and a bit of time on AEW Dynamite, including whether Christopher Daniels is seriously hurt. Matt also becomes obsessed with Smiley Kylie Rae. Pay Per View picks take us to Impact Bound for Glory coverage. New Japan is making America a second home. Plus we announce the rest of the guest list for our 8th Anniversary Show.
On a Monday night, the boys decided to spend the lazy evening together, and boy was there a lot to cover. Kevin spends a significant amount of time explaining the WWE Draft while Tony and Matt try and make sense of it. There’s coverage of heel Bayley, NWA Power’s debut episode, AEW’s second Dynamite and NXT on USA, Jew Japan’s King of Pro-Wrestling, CMLL’s Aniversario, ROH’s Glory By Honor… it’s really a lot of coverage. Plus we also cover Impact’s Bound for Glory and Kevin introduces his new character, Corporate Kevin. And the guys partake in some hot jerky and White Claws as well. Join us!
The boys unpack the most insane week in wrestling! We cover the first AEW Dynamite episode, the head-to-head episode of NXT, the debut of Smackdown on Fox, and the last-minute card of Hell in a Cell, including the finish everyone is talking about (and our picks). Do we care about Cain Velasquez or Tyson Fury? Was there a stoppage in the Cell? Plus, we get into MLW, RAW, and the debut of NWA Power. There’s also the upcoming New Japan King of Pro-Wrestling picks, news and notes on Jeff Hardy, Kylie Rae, Randy Orton, and Master P!
The Two Man Group is back! Kevin and Tony cover everything you need to know about the most exciting week in wrestling! Impact returns to network tv! The NWA is coming to YouTube! Smackdown is moving to Friday, and the War of Wednesday nights with a preview of AEW Dynamite and NXT on USA! Plus, coverage of Raw and the obsession of the cuckold storylines! Brock Lesnar destroying the Mystery family! Team Hogan vs Team Flair! THE RETURN OF PYRO!!! Plus, a recap of Death Before Dishonor with an update on the Shining Wizards PPV Pick Extravaganza, Matt’s notes from his New Japan weekend, and so much more!
The boys aren’t playing games this week… well, maybe a little bit. Tony and Kevin spend some time discussing Raw and the awfulness of Seth Rollins promos. When Matt arrives the guys jump to some New Japan discussion after announcing the 8th Anniversary show. Apparently, Matt ate it hard on the Kobe picks while Tony gave lead back to Kevin in the PPV Pick Extravaganza. ROH’s Brian Milonas called in to discuss his tag match with his Bouncer partner the Beer City Bruiser against Silas Young and Vinny Marseglia at Death Before Dishonor. Plus, the guys make their own picks for the show and discuss a whole lot more.
Nothing but perfection at Night of Champions for one of the Wizards, as the guys get right into discussing the PPV and the fallout, as well as the current stats for the PPV pick extravaganza thing. Kevin talks about the final WrestlePro for Pat Buck and the unfortunate incidents with Big Cass. There’s talk about the development of the Fiend, a little bit of the New Japan Kobe show (and more picks!), the NWA and Tim Storm’s challenge, and more. Plus, Kevin Gill calls in to discuss Game Changer Wrestling and the Nick Gage Invitational. It’s a banger for sure!
We open the show with some Patreon talk, and Tony introduces everyone to T3’s favorite thing in wrestling. The guys then welcome the Thunderheart, JGeorge to studio. They talk a bit about collecting action figures, and JGeorge tells some great Teddy Hart travel stories. They play the “Who’s on the WCW cards?” game as well. It seems like everyone is being signed by RCA Wrestling, including Thunderheart and the Wizards, and the crew spends some time looking at the other signees. For some reason, JGeorge seems obsessed with restarting PWS as well. And no show would be complete without PPV picks, and the guys discuss Night of Champions.
Studio B is the location for this gem of a show. Matt is joined by Anthony & Danny, better known as AOP & Dark Helmet himself Ryan Arthur. We talk about a bunch of nonsense to kick off the show, fantasy football, podcasts, bus rides, CM Punk, Starrcast & more. Then talk turns to AEW & we are off & running all over the place, talking WWE, ROH, NJPW, All Out, NXT UK Takeover, Royal Quest, TV Deals and so much more.
The Two Man Group (TM) returns as Kevin and Tony bring the biggest news of the week to you! We analyze that Conrad Thompson mean when he said the Golden Age of Podcasting is over. We talk about Arn Anderson’s and Tony Schiavone’s new gigs. Will AEW continue to let contracted talent work elsewhere in light of Jon Moxley’s injury? There’s a triple threat of picks for the week as the guys analyze New Japan’s Royal Quest, NXT: UK Cardiff, and AEW’s All Out, including Matt’s hilarious news and notes. All this and more, including ECW’s 25th Anniversary!
The boys are back together, and Tony is all full of piss and vinegar over lots of things, including the word “banger” and Jay White. There’s discussion of the history of LAX in TNA/Impact as well as debate over the more significant moment in history between the Montreal Screwjob and the Curtain Call. Oh, and there’s plenty of Jim Cornette Butterface impressions to go around as well. Then, batten down the hatches, as Santana and Ortiz, fresh off their run in Impact Wrestling as LAX, join the boys in studio. The hottest free-agents in wrestling tell stories of their experiences, from how they were brought into Impact, meeting and working with Konnan, their concrete jungle match with the OGs, working with the Lucha Bros., and so much more. Plus, Twitter “name this team” action, penis stories, Matt and his misprounounced “would you rathers,” and plenty of other stories. It’s a don’t-miss episode!
Studio B is the location for our latest episode. Kate the Great & Dark Helmet Ryan Arthur join Matt to share some wrestling stories, where they stopped & started watching wrestling, who got them back into wrestling & much more. Talk turns towards SummerSlam, NXT Toronto, ROH, G1 Climax, AEW and much more.
For the fifth consecutive year, Tony travels to Spain and taps his pal from England, the Wrestling Monkey himself, Bazza Smith, do to the wrestling talk. There’s plenty of analysis of David Starr’s appearance on the show, including We the Independent, Equity, and the changes that have been made and have also been called for with respect to the independent wrestler. Plus, the guys talk about what’s been happening in the UK, including the tragedy of Lionheart, the closing of Defiant Wrestling, the effect of NXT and NJPW on the UK independent scent, a possible reunion of the High Cinco boys, and so much more.
A special thanks to our Patreon producers as well: “Queen of the Wizards” Kathy Hummer, Cindy Ardon
“The AOP” Dan Russoniello and Anthony Russoniello, Mike Martinelli, “Dark Helmet” Ryan Arthur, “The Shauns” Shaun To and Shaun Coelho, “Kratzo” Manuel Krotochvil, Bret Ciminello, Alex “My Pal” Vasquez, Kate “The Great” Hensler, Matt Garifo (no relation), Matt Mellinger, and William Mercier, Jr.
Studio B is the location on this rainy Wednesday evening. Josef Samael called in to start the show to talk MLW, Contra Unit, PCW Ultra, Jacob Fatu and more. Talk turns to Raw & Smackdown, the WWE Network, and if you’re a real wrestling fan or not. After the break talk turns to G1 Climax, Ring of Honor, NXT Toronto, AEW, Impact and Harley Race. Plus we make our picks for the shows this weekend, and we get a special guest to read Tony’s Picks. Plus a bunch more of wrestling talk. Its a 4 hour show, but its so much fun. Listen and Enjoy.
The crew is back together, and Matt comes right out of the gate complaining about how much he disliked Raw. It’s probably the longest time Raw was discussed in a long time. There’s the usual rabbit holes, of course, to fill in the gaps. We discuss the ongoings of MLW as well, and Matt isn’t crazy about this week’s episode. We feature the finals of the Sting of the Ring, with the roads traveled by Sting and Jeff Hardy to get there. Plenty of coverage from the G1 Climax follows, and there’s battles about who is better, who’s doing better, and who really stinks. Ryan joined in for a few minute to talk G1 as well. It’s a thought-provoking show, to say the least. And there’s plenty of stuttering!
Meat 2 Meat (TM) kicks off a special Thursday night episode talking about the Raw Reunion and the G1 Climax tournament. The NWA and ROH end their relationship, rather amicably, as Billy Corgan plans for expansion. Speaking of expansion, AEW announced the debut of their Wednesday night show on TNT. MLW moves along as the Dynasty are tag champions and Jacob Fatu becomes World Champion. Jimmy Uso gets busted for another DUI, the Sting of the Ring enters the Final Four, and so much more.
“The Product” David Starr makes his return to the Shining Wizards to talk about We The Independent, his new project with James Musselwhite. Its their attempt to unionize professional wrestling, to help provide benefits and rights, to help bring about best practices for the business, and to bring empowerment to the independent wrestler. There’s also plenty of talk about the Sting of the Ring, as David can completely understand why Adrian Street didn’t do well but agrees that Jeff Hardy shouldn’t have made it this far. We discuss his travels, living in the UK, British words and what they mean, selling gear, meat donuts, water slides and roller coasters, and more.
Studio B is the place on this Monday Night Episode of the podcast. Matt & Kevin are joined by Kate the Great and “Dark Helmet” Ryan Arthur to talk about all the wrestling from the weekend. AEW Fight for the Fallen is up first and they talk about all the matches & the future of AEW. Colin West from Synergy Wrestling calls in to talk about the upcoming Garden State Invitational, how he picked these 8 talents, the Wrestling Party and late night singing. After the break, we talk Sting of the Ring, we pick up the action from the weekend, Evolve 131, WWE Extreme Rules, and the G1 are the topics of conversation, plus what our wrestler valentines would say inside & more.
The Two Man Group (TM) is back bringing you TONS of wrestling action. Kevin went to Raw and some old friends got TV time. MLW’s King of Colosseum saw the crowning of a new champion and Tony actually liked a member of CONTRA. Impact’s Slammiversary tore the house down, and Tessa and Sami was an all-around huge surprise. Matt ran away with the picks and made up some ground. The G1 Climax started and out of the gate it was amazing. A surprise watch along in the middle of the episode saw Raw from August 18, 1997, where the Undertaker and Mankind teamed up to take on Shawn Michaels and Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Kevin finds out that Fritz Von Erich was, well, a bad guy. Massive coverage of the results of Round One of the Sting of the Ring tournament, picks for AEW’s Fight for the Fallen and WWE’s Extreme Rules, and so much more!
It’s another hot summer night outside of Studio A, and the wrestling talk is even hotter! We’ve got PPV results from Fyter Fest and Best in the World! There’s a couple of new producers in WWE, and Raw starts off with a bang. On the hotline, Kit Osbourne joins us to talk about eating hot dogs on the 4th of July and his upcoming title defense against Nick Gage. We’ve got MLW coverage as Mance Warner declares war on Promociones Dorado, Austin Aries makes his debut, and Tom Lawler deals with CONTRA again. It’s time for more Impact coverage leading into Slammiversary, and we announce the brackets for the Sting of the Ring Tournament.
The boys are back and hitting the ground running! After Matt opens the show with his recent bathroom incident, “All Ego” Ethan Page calls in to talk about Impact, social media, and yes, his own bathroom mishaps. Oh, and don’t worry, this episode has plenty of coverage from Stomping Grounds, and a plethora of picks for upcoming Ring of Honor and AEW shows! We have some fun with Television champions, WCW trading cards, and placing painted wrestlers in the elusive Sting of the Ring tournament! Enjoy!
Matt and Kevin are joined by one half of our AOP Anthony in Studio B to talk about wrestling. We get in to the nuts and bolts of Monday Night Raw, Seth Rollins, what Matt Hates about WWE and the direction the WWE is going. Kevin gets some late Birthday gifts. We talk MLW TV, The Sami Callihan incident, Contra Unit and more. We turn our attention to AEW and we dive deep into what they are doing and what it could mean for the wrestling business. Plus NJPW G1 Climax talk, Stomping Ground picks, murder and more.
The Two Man Group rocked it again this week along with Kate the Great in studio with plenty of coverage of SuperShowdown and Dominion. Plus, a great interview with MLW’s Salina de la Renta, who told amazing stories of her time in Mexico, growing up in Puerto Rico, being the leader of Promociones Dorado, and so much more.
The guys are back together to cover a little bit of RAW and a lot of bit of NXT Takeover XXV. First, Kevin finds out that he has a rare purple heart Bret Hart, which is kinda funny because no one remembered Bret being in the service. They rapid-fire thoughts on RAW before getting into Takeover coverage with Matt as we have yet another week of PPV Picks. MLW’s Fury Road happened over the weekend and aired on Fury. During the show, tonight’s guest Alex Hammerstone became the first holder of the National Openweight Championship, defeating Brian Pillman, Jr. They chat about cheat days, his best friends in Dynasty Bro, MJF and Richard Holliday, and his complete lack of fear in the ring. Oh, and to close the show, there’s a great discussion about the Bully Ray incident. All that, plus picks for Super Showdown in Saudi Arabia, Going Homes, and so much more!
It’s the recap of All Elite Wrestling’s Double or Nothing, and the results are in! Kevin regains the lead in the Wizards Pay Per View Picks Extravaganza and Tony takes a bath and Matt hangs on to last place. After lenghty talk about all the good and the bad of the show, the guys think about the future of the company. Talk briefly goes to Raw, where there’s a handful of bright spots but a whole lot of same old stuff. Our favorite new show, MLW Fusion, dominates the show for a bit as Tony doesn’t understand why CONTRA dominated and decimated the entire show, but Kevin and Matt seemed to enjoy it. Some news and notes, and more PPV picks, this time for NXT Takeover XXV, and we round out the show as usual with our Going Home!
The Two Man Group is back! Kevin and Tony welcome the one and only Barry Horowitz to the show. He discuses his training under Boris Malenko, his time with Global, working with all of the top stars, guys he learned from, his victory over Skip, and so much more. The boys then recap Money in the Bank and cover Raw and the upcoming Saudi Arabia show. MLW is on the list again, and the boys are enjoying it more and more. They also discuss the unfortunate events surrounding the death of Ashley Massaro. Plus, a recap of PPV picks and some fresh picks for the upcoming Double or Nothing.
Kasey Catal and Gino Gotz make the trip up to the NEW Studio B in the mountains of Morristown. The show starts off on a real downer with the news of Ashley Massaro passing away. The gang does there best to rebound, talking WCW, WWF, ECW and a bunch of non wrestling related things. They come back hot after break and dive into what Gino and Kasey are up to these days, and the struggles of being in the wrestling business. They also talk about ECW, WWECW, WSU, WWR, Deathmatches, and much more. Its a fun, Raw, episode that we hope you enjoy. BONUS Thursday Show.
The guys are joined in-studio this week by the Queen of the Wizards, Ms. Kathy Hummer. She joins in for all the wrestling talk, bringing gifts and celebrating her birthday, too. There’s plenty of coverage for Raw, MLW, and Impact Wrestling, as well as all the news and notes you can handle. WWE is going back to Saudi Arabia with Undertaker vs. Goldberg, the Von Erich boys and Austin Aries are going to MLW, the WWE does Bret Hart vs Tom Magee, documentary style, and more. Plus, the new Ring of Honor TV Champion Shane Taylor calls in on the hotline to talk about his title win, his current rise within the company, and more.
This week, there’s a Raw “Wild Card” shake-up, which means some SmackDown talent took over the show and hosted the main event. Is the WWE feeling the pressure from FOX and Universal? Tony and Matt go back and forth on last week’s MLW episode, and it’s clear they have completely different opinions about the show. Kevin gleefully, and continuously, ruins everything Tony brings to the table, including his new liners. Plus, in the second hour the guys are joined by the Five-Tool Player, Anthony Bowens. He shares stories of his appearance at the upcoming GLAAD Awards, his time in Alaska with WrestlePro, his character changes, and so much more.
The boys are back together to tackle the latest in the wrestling world. We get caught up on Impact Rebellion and the standings in the Wizards Pay Per View Pick Bonanza. Raw was pretty bad with very little in terms of bright spots. Why do people hate on AEW? The Undertaker and Kurt Angle pull off Starrcast, and the WWE rebuffs Conrad Thompson’s counteroffer, even though it would have brought a huge donation to Connor’s Cure. Values of WWE figures, new vacation-edition liners, NWA Crockett Cup results, and so much more!
Kevin and Matt get together at the Brown Bear Pub in West Orange and are joined by friends of the show, Kate the Great, Rich McDonald and AOP (Anthony and Danny) We talk Raw, AEW, Porn, Lana, Rusev, James Dean, Max Hardcore, Favorite PPV’s and so much more. Plus we make our Impact Wrestling PPV picks and more. Its a crazy mess of fun, wrestling talk and so much more.
There’s a Superstar Shakeup happening in the WWE and we got you covered! The guys have plenty of opinions and thoughts on the way things are breaking down. The “Retrosexual” Anthony Greene joins the guys to talk about his career and becoming a World Champion. Plus, Luke Harper asks for his release, Conrad Thompson and JR will be doing some podcast “grilling,” Vince doesn’t like war, and so much more.
It’s the episode where the listener learns how to open clogged shower drains! WWE crowns the first African-born WWE Champion! Becky Lynch becomes a double champion! WrestleMania is 10 hours long! G1 was awesome with tons of title changes! All this and more on the recap of Mania weekend!
It’s that time of the year again! Spring has begun to change the weather, the flowers are blooming, and there’s the smell of tons of professional wrestling in the air. The boys bring you awesome coverage of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 2019, the NJPW/ROH G1, and WrestleMania 35. Plus, our wonderful Patreon faithful bring the hard-hitting questions that get the most thorough answers possible. It’s gonna be a long, eventful week, so get out there and have some fun watching some wrestling!
This one is filled with action-packed action from the start! Kevin and Tony do some obligatory WWE Hall of Fame talk about the newest inductees, the Hart Foundation. Then they are joined on the hotline by the Alien, Kris Statlander, to talk about her getting into the business by accident, her thoughts on inter gender wrestling, becoming the first female graduate from Create-a-Pro Academy, and so much more. The second half of the show becomes a free-for-all, as Matt joins the boys and immediately starts arguing about how awful the first half of the show was. The consensus is that Raw was pretty bad overall, and that Mania is pretty lackluster for the most part. There were some big happenings during SmackDown that the guys talked about, which will probably impact the main event of WrestleMania. Plus, all the tomfoolery and local talk you can handle!
There’s lots of gloating this week as an unlikely Ring of Honor expert emerges from the group. The guys cover the 17th Anniversary and all the happenings, as well as what it’s like for the guys to watch a PPV together. From a great show to a disappointment in Monday Night Raw, the guys dissect all the progression, or lack thereof, toward WrestleMania. Kurt Angle announced his opponent for his final match, and the world lets out a collective sigh. Impact has some big storyline developments, too. Plus, the guys discuss the shortest WrestleMania matches, an early 90s Ric Flair-led Horsemen in the WWF, and so much more.
Kevin and Matt bring you the latest from the NEW Studio B. They take an adventure into Kevin’s weekend, where he was the ring girl for WrestlePro. We shift gears and talk about WWE Fastlane 2019 before taking a short break. We are joined by the Gatekeeper Kelly Klein and discuss her quest to become the first 2 time Women of Honor Champion this Friday at Ring of Honor’s 17th Anniversary Show, being the champion at the MSG Show and what song she would sing after she wins Friday Night. We talk about RAW, Harlem Heat in the Hall of Fame, Jushin Thunder Liger retiring, New Japan Cup and Impact. Plus some news and notes, and Picks for the Ring of Honor Show.
The Two Man Group is back, as the show starts with a career highlight of King Kong Bundy and a little bit of knowledge on Luke Perry. Then it’s time to go deep diving into the WWE Hall of Fame’s past on the mention of Harley Race and the impending induction of Torrie Wilson. Years ago, there were some pretty impressive Hall of Fame classes. Fastlane (the real one) is coming soon, and it’s time for more picks in the Shining Wizards Pay Per View Pick Bonanza, or whatever we called it this week. More on Ronda Rowsey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte, more on the Shield, more on so much more! Plus, we answer a plethora of Patreon questions!
It’s the return of the Two Man Group! This week, Kevin and Tony welcome the returning Rob Van Dam to discuss his new documentary “Headstrong.” It was supposed to detail a week of stand up comedy but turned into a cautionary tale about CTE and concussions. The boys also discuss a bombshell of a Raw episode. Lio Rush was given a title shot. Becky Lynch was arrested. Ronda Rousey walks out without her title. Roman Reigns returned to announce his leukemia was in remission. The Shield tease a get together. And Ric Flair’s birthday was ruined by a returning Batista. All this and so much more!
Tony and Matt, a/k/a Meat to Meat, bring you the fallout from Elimination Chamber. The women allegedly make history and the guys argue about women’s tag teams of the 80s. Kofi Kingston had a career night as the WWE Universe chanted his name, and everyone believed he was going to become the new WWE Champion. The Mix disappointed Shane, and the Man made short work of Ronda Rousey with the help of her crutch. Jay White becomes the IWGP Champion, the Undertaker is announced for Starrcast 2, Pedro Morales passed away, and so much more. Plus updated PPV Picks!
With the impending snow storm about to strike the Northeast, the boys got together early to bring you the weekly wrestling goodness! Plenty of news from All Elite Wrestling as some of our local friends, and Kenny Omega, sign with the company at their ticket selling extravaganza. Plus, transgendered performer, Nyla Rose joins the roster as the guys try and figure out exactly what that means. There’s new Impact tag champs as the Lucha Bros and LAX tear the house down once again. Some of the Wizards think that Randy Orton might be the next name to head to All Elite, and there’s some discussion as to who would make waves if they did. Drew Gulak stepped up to NXT and took on Matt Riddle. The guys give their predictions for Elimination Chamber, discuss the Crockett Cup, how Cody is like Dusty when it comes to promotion, and so much more!
It’s the return of the Two Man Group! Kevin and Tony welcome Danny Cage, owner of the World Famous Monster Factory and the operations manager of the Ring of Honor Dojo. They discuss his transition from wrestler to trainer, how he became involved with Ring of Honor, and so much more. Kevin quizzes Tony on his Four Horsemen acumen. The guys discuss the standouts of NXT. Plus, coverage of Raw, news and notes, and tons of laughs!
It’s the fallout from NXT Takeover Arizona, The Royal Rumble, and ROH’s Road to the G1 and Tag Wars! The Man surprises everyone by surviving her loss to Asuka and winning for the women, while Seth Rollins solidified his collision course with Brock Lesnar. The War Raider finally win NXT gold, as does Johnny Gargano. Villain Enterprises secured the Tag Wars and earned its way into the Crockett Cup. There’s plenty of news to cover, including the updated story of Dean Ambrose, Nia Jax and her dip into men’s competition, and a clip of Brock and Vince McMahon after WrestleMania 34. Matt’s Top Five Hated Wrestlers of the week, the Wizards PPV Picks standings, and so much more!
Matt and Kevin are back in Studio B. Its a long show, but they talk so much wrestling. Superstars is a hot topic and the boys gush over how happy they are that its on the WWE Network. They talk about Internet trolls, and people who overreact on social media. They talk about the Major Reunion on Raw and Kevin’s boner plus we talk a little 205 Live and NXT before being joined by Mark Adam Haggerty. Mark is the MC at Pro Wrestling Day and has been everywhere in the Northeast as an announcer. After we speak with Mark, we talk Monday Night Raw. Matt hates everything about Raw, especially Finn. Bryan Idol calls in to talk about A$AP Yam Day, and what it was like to be involved in such an awesome event. Wrestling in front of 19000 people. Bryan also shares with us that he is half man, half cat & we talk about AEW . We get into Patreon questions, and they are good, Plus NXT Takeover and Royal Rumble predictions. Its a loaded show. Sit back, relax and enjoy
It’s the return of the Two Man Group! Kevin and Tony break down all the ins and outs of NXT UK and Raw as we continue the road to the Royal Rumble. We got some news and notes about All Elite Wrestling, Ring of Honor, the debut of Walter and Nikki Cross, all the new championships, and so much more. Plus, a history lesson of the WWF Women’s Tag Team Titles and awful Moolah. Oh, and some talk of Rumbles past, too!
It’s the first show of 2019, and boy do we start the year off right! Breaking news as we start with all the details of All Elite Wrestling and highlights from their big press conference this afternoon, including everyone who is “all in.” Matt leads the charge of New Japan, covering WrestleKingdom and the fallout. There’s a tribute to “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and our first guest of the new year, Priscilla Kelly, most recently gaining notoriety for the “tampon spot.” An amazing interview is followed-up immediately with another amazing interview with her husband, Darby Allin, which includes some amazing stories that need to be heard. Impact’s Homecoming, Raw, and our Going Home segment round out a killer way to begin 2019.
It’s a Year in Review! Join the Wizards as they drop the ball on the Best Ofs and Worst Ofs for 2018. Relive the greatness and the tragedy, the good and the bad, the greatest and the not-so-great. Plus, join us as the ball drops and we welcome a new year of wrestling!
It’s the Shining Wizards and the Turnbuckle Throwbacks, together for some Christmas cheer and wrestling misery. First there’s some review of wrestling in 2018, then there’s some holiday cheer as they guys exchange gifts. Finally, there’s plenty of misery as the guys cover Starrcade 1998, where Jerry Flynn is in the semi main, Norman Smiley wiggles awfully against Prince Iaukea, and Kevin Nash ends the streak of Goldberg and becomes WCW World Champion. How awful was it? Ruin your Christmas and find out!!!
Maybe the last show ever in Studio B. Matt and Kevin talk about the holidays, then have an extensive conversation about WWE TLC & Monday Night Raw. Smackdown starts and the boys get a little distracted, a mic breaks, so they take a break. When they return they cover Ring of Honor Final Battle 2018, Impact Wrestling, some news and notes and the history of TLC. Its a fun and full show and the perfect way to end the year. Sit back and enjoy.
Studio B is the place and LSG joins Matt and Kevin in studio. Matt sounds like a frog, so that’s fun. LSG talks about his recent trip to Germany, WXW, ROH, Monster Factory and much more. We talk all sorts of nerdy things, comics, action figures, sports, tv shows, and we briefly touch on some wrestling. Monday Night Raw, Final Battle 2018 and TLC 2018.
The Wizards kick off Season Eight with the return of “Lowlife” Louie Ramos. There’s plenty of disgusting talk, par for the course, but the guys get BEAN-BOOZLED and eat some gross jelly beans. Louie talks about the current stars of the hardcore scene, shares his two-cents about Nick Gage and David Arquette, tells the story of the origins of Masada’s skewers, and so much more. Plus, Matt introduces a new segment called the Five Count, the return of Going home, and so much more. Plus, we finally present Louie with the 2016 “Dilly” Award!
Celebrating two milestones in one episode is hard work, but if anyone can handle it, it’s your boys the Shining Wizards. And the guys brought out the heavy guns for this one, as SiriusXM Busted Open’s Dave LaGreca joins them to do some wrestling talk. There’s plenty of walks down memory lane, from first wrestling shows to magazine and figure collecting, to the old arenas and spot shows. The guys cover an awful edition of RAW, spend some time talking about current storylines, touch a bit on Impact, and so much more. Plus, there’s some discussion of bucket list guests and true mark out moments as well. It’s been a long road, but we’re finally here!
Special thanks to everyone that has supported us over the past seven years, all of the prior and current shows on the Shining Wizards Network, the Rant and all of the folks that are part of Rant EM Radio, all of the promotions and talent that have spent time working with us over the years, and extra special thanks to all the fans that have supported us and continue to support us, as you are all the reason we enjoy doing this every week.
Kevin and Tony were given the daunting task of making Matt’s birthday special… again. Of course, Matt is late to his own party, but complete with a bathroom break and his name in lights, he was ready for the night. Jazzy Gabert, Matt’s wrestling sweetheart, joined us all they way from Germany to start things off. From there, it’s an interview redemption as Matt once again speaks with Tripp Cassidy. This time, he’s quite happy with his performance. The biggest surprise of the night comes next, and after almost seven years of trying, Colt Cabana spends some time with us. He talks of his stand up career, inviting Abdullah the Butcher to Thanksgiving, and lots more. After some wrestling talk, and a few tech glitches, Mikey Whipwreck joins us to tell stories of crock pots and Jerry Lynn. The show then becomes Fantastic, as Bobby Fulton joins us to talk about tag team wrestling, the Hart Family, and how he’s still going into his 50s. Plus he does a killer Stu Hart impression. After the traditional “we tried to get” list, NWA World’s Champion Nick Aldis wraps the night with tales of Impact, being a Gladiator, how proud he is of his wife, the coming together of Ten Pounds of Gold, his matches with Cody, and so much more. Join us in wishing Matt a very Happy Birthday.
The boys have a few big shows (wellllllll) coming up in the next few weeks, but before we get there, it’s one more stop on the wrestling road. First there’s plenty of buildup to Survivor Series, and there’s general disappointment over the “brand supremacy” battles. It didn’t help that Becky Lynch is injured and off the show. Plus, no one really cares about Shane McMahon, although Tony thinks Stephanie is doing her best to build something. Plenty of coverage of Impact follows, along with Kevin and Matt’s adventures buying action figures at the local toy fair. Then boys were joined on the hotline by Ugly Ducklings member Rob Killjoy to talk about the upcoming WHAT show, as well as what it’s like to be a duck. Then there’s talk of the old wrestling convention Tony and Matt went to 20 years ago, which led to talk about IWCCW and the Savoldis. Plus, a crazy-long Go Home segment!
Sizzling Stan Stylez joins Matt and Kevin in Studio B to talk about Stan Stylez Intergender Bonanza 2. Its a lot of fun, a lot of shaking of the shake weight, even some whipped cream. Plus we talk about putting together the show, and dream matches. We also get to talk to “The Most Marketable Man” Richard Holliday about Wrestling Has A Tomorrow and training under the Paul Roma tree among other things. We break down WWE Crown Jewel and Raw. NXT, 205 Live and Impact are discussed as well. Matt hates the idea of Raw vs Smackdown, we discuss that. Plus NJPW Power Struggle and Ring of Honor’s Survival of the Fittest 2018. Its a packed show.
With an early start time, the guys are joined by superfan Manny Kratzo from Austria to open the show. Friend of the show Jerry Lynn joined us on the hotline to talk about his new podcast, Front Row Material, with friend of the show Mikey Whipwreck. Then, there’s a whirlwind of wrestling coverage, including Evolution, Raw, the upcoming Crown Jewel, Impact, 205 Live, NXT, and so much more. Finally, the Wizard Rewind features a look back at WCW’s Halloween Havoc 1990, including Sting defending the World Title against Sid Vicious, Lex Luger defending the US title against Stan Hansen, and, of course, the Black Scorpion. Plus a new segment, Going Home. Happy Halloween!
Terrible news this week as Roman Reigns relinquishes the Universal Championship after announcing he is battling leukemia. Despite the somber beginning, Raw turned into an eventful and exciting show. NWA70 took place, and we saw the crowning of a few new champions. Fallout from Bound for Glory shows us the first challenger for Johnny Impact, Plus, ROH commentator Ian Riccaboni and wrestling superstar Jimmy Rave join us on the hotline. Plus, Patreon questions, predictions for Evolution, concerns over Crown Jewel, and much more!
Concerns over WWE traveling to Saudi Arabia continue to dominate the news. Despite this, WWE continues to move forward building to both Evolution and Crown Jewel. Impact impresses with Bound for Glory this past weekend, although the ending of the show left a lot of questions to be answered. Lance Hoyt, star of New Japan and KES member, tells stories of his relationship with Curt Hawkins, his social life in Japan, the different foods he has tried, and of course his wrestling career. Ring of Honor, wrestling around the indies, and so much more is covered as the Wizards head toward Episode 400.
The road to Episode 400 continues, as the boys welcome their Patreon supporters and start right in with coverage of Super Showdown from Down Under. Coverage then continues with Impact wrestling before this weekend’s Bound for Glory show from Queens, NY. Unfortunately, Jake Crist wasn’t able to join us, so the guys covered RAW for a bit. Matt Taven, ROH World Champion called in to discuss the future of the promotion, including the upcoming supershow at MSG in April. Plus, coverage of New Japan, predictions for Bound for Glory, Patreon questions, and more!
Matt and Kevin are in Studio B. Kevin is overwhelmed by Matt’s recent action figure purchases. They are all laid out on the table for Kevin to see. They talk about Action Figures and The Major Figure Wrestling Podcast for a bit. Talk turns to Ring of Honor’s Death Before Dishonor and NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed. The NWA Title is a hot topic, and what the boys are doing to try and be healthy is an interesting conversation. They talk SPORTS as well. Then they cover RAW, predictions for the Super Show Down and Impact. News and notes wrap up a super fun show.
Is Dean Ambrose having second thoughts about being in the Shield? Is Drew McIntyre being used by Dolph Ziggler? Does Braun Strowman care either way? Was it Brie Bella’s fault Liv Morgan was concussed? All these questions and more as the Wizards recap Raw! Plus, Rene Dupree joins the guys to discuss Sylvan Granier and La Resistance, Vince McMahon ogling him, his new career in the UK and Japan, and plenty of other topics. Plus, Matt recaps his week watching wrestling while trying not to butcher the English language. We’re rocketing to 400!
Tony, Kevin, and Matt are back in Studio A, where Tony flubs the intro and gets mocked for his email writing skills. Matt gets compared to a Teletubby, and even though Kevin nails some great lines, Matt still finds a way to bury him for one bomb. After some Impact and CMLL discussion the guys are joined by the Last Professional Broadcaster Sam Roberts for some inside information on his days working with WWE and some Hell in a Cell discussion as well. The guys then put their own spin on the show, and they also discuss bits of Raw and Smackdown as well as the upcoming shows in Australia, Long Island, and Saudi Arabia. There’s plenty of wrestling talk… and talk about wrestling to go around!
Matt and Kevin are back on Tuesday Nights with another episode. Kevin is a bit sleepy from celebrating the Jets victory last night but the boys plow on. They talk about WrestlePro from this past weekend and then dive into Monday Night Raw. They weight the faces and heels on the Raw brand. Matt watched Impact, Impact vs UK, and ROH TV so he has a lot to talk about. The boys are joined by 1/3 of the Maine State Posse Aiden Aggro. They talk about Limitless Wrestling, the Freebirds rule, the tag teams in the northeast and the New England wrestling landscape. The boys also talk about the most Iconic moments in WWF/WWE History and some news and notes.
Bonus show this week as Matt and Kevin are at the Brown Bar Pub in West Orange. Matt has to talk about Monday Night Raw and the Shawn Michaels/Undertaker Stuff. Talk turns to Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley briefly before Kevin brings it back around to HBK/Taker and what it would take for Matt to actually enjoy the match. They discuss dusting off Legends, The Rock, Wrestlemania, some Smackdown, who is the next superstar and briefly touch on Joey Ryan and his penis brigade. Plus action figure talk and more. Countdown to 400 and 7 Years is on.
The boys are back for a laborious Labor Day celebration! They discuss their trip to Chicago for All In Weekend including thoughts on the card and the shenanigans that ensued! Plus, there’s coverage of a new, awful WWE Top 10 list, as well as coverage of the PWI 500 Top Ten. Back to work! Back to school! Take the Wizards with you! Don’t forget to buy a pink and black at www.shiningwizards.com/merch, or browse our whole collection at www.prowrestlingtees.com/shiningwizards.
The Summer Schedule continues to screw with us. A last minute change forces us to the Brown Bear Pub in West Orange to record our latest episode. Matt and Kevin talk about action figures, name drop, and what happened on last week’s Raw and Smackdown. Matt watched Lucha Underground, NXT, Impact and Triplemania. Conversation turns towards the idea of The Bullet Club/Elite heading to Impact possibly. We talk about ALL In and some other things here and there.
It’s a wrestling weekend recap from Studio A! Matt, Kevin and Tony discuss everything happening at SummerSlam and NXT Brooklyn, with match-by-match insight the way the Wizards bring it to you. What was up with Ronda’s makeup and hair? Why did Braun Strowman have to be at ringside? Was Baron Corbin worth the wrath of the demon? Was Becky happy for her friend, Charlotte? What’s been more done in wrestling, domestic issues or besties? All of the hard-hitting questions, plus some news, notes, and plugs for our friends. Don’t miss it! Wrestling!
Monday Shows are fun. Circumstances beyond our control changed the orignal plans for this episode, but Kevin showed up early and we banged out a show for you. We cover the lose of Jim “The Anvil’ Neidhart, recall our favorite memories and go down this strange rabbit hole where we talk about Hero’s of Wrestling, ECW and more strange stuff. We cover MSG selling out for ROH/NJPW, talk a little WWE SummerSlam 2018, NXT Brooklyn Takeover 4 and ALL IN, Randy Orton rumors, NJPW G1 Climax ,Impact talk and more.
Tony takes his yearly trip to Spain, and that means one thing: it’s time for a show with your favorite bloke from London, Bazza Smith! Of course, what’s a live show at 6AM East without some discussion of what’s happening on the British wrestling scene? The saga of Sam Adonis and inappropriate comments sparks conversation about outrage and forgiveness. A story that is some six years old comes to light once again, and apparently (and allegedly) Randy Orton liked to haze people with his balls. Who knew? Ring of Honor sold out Madison Square Garden, independent wrestlers are either being overbooked or stolen away by WWE, Renee Young is going to be a commentator, the Survivor Series should return to its roots, and so much more! Join Bazza and Tony for their fourth annual show from across the pond!
The Summer Schedule continues and we give you another Monday Night Show. Kevin and Matt talk about last weeks Monday Night Raw, Brock Lesnar and a variety of other things. Including if Kurt Angle is a Top 10 WWE Superstar. We are joined on the phone line by Chikara Pro wrestler Frantik who spends about 20 minutes yelling at Matt and Kevin. He also talks about King of Trios and Professor Nicodemus, A LOT. Talk turns to more Raw, Smackdown, NXT and Impact Wrestling before JT Dunn calls in. The Juice updates the boys on everything he has going on, including his work with X Pac, Limitless Wrestling, Wrestling Has A Tomorrow, and more. He also calls out Nick Gage and Matt Tremont, and threatens to stick someone’s head up his own ass. News, notes, G1, Mae Young and more. Its a full show and a good time. Enjoy
Studio B is the place, and we are in your face. Kasey Catal and Brandon Kirk were in studio and it was a glorious time. We talk about the process of picking your entrance music, CZW, Death Matches, being on Monday Night Raw, where to buy jeans, how to keep them so white, being a female in wrestling and so much more. Its a fun time and a super fun listen.
The Two Man Group is back! Tony and Kevin discuss the upcoming all women PPV WWE Evolution, including their first thoughts on the announcement, along with some thoughts on long-term booking. Then, there’s in-depth coverage of Impact Slammiversary as well. In the Main Event, all the way from Hawaii, the Metal Maniac joins the show with the story of his introduction to the wrestling business and the beginning of his relationship with Jimmy Snuka. Plus, he discusses Don Muraco, Lia Maivia, Tod Gordon, Angelo Savoldi, and so much more. It’s an interview you can’t miss!
The boys are back to talk about huge news in the world of Ring of Honor, as they will debut at MSG during Mania weekend. And what better way to discuss this momentous occasion than to be joined by Cary Silkin, former owner and current ambassador of Ring of Honor. The boys also clean up Extreme Rules and discuss crowd reactions, and a bit of the follow up of Raw. Is Kurt Angle a pushover? Is the B-Team legit? Will Ronda Rousey face reprecussions? Plus, a hot take on the return of the Immortal Hulk Hogan to WWE, as well as possibilities for SummerSlam and if the Hulkster will ever be forgiven. The boys also cover the next developmental class, some other nonsense that Tony brings up about women’s wrestling, the Kiss demon, love and hate for Conrad Thompson, and so much more.
The Two Man Group is back in Studio A! Despite not watching NJPW at the Cow Palace (or a lot of it, anyway) the guys welcome friend of the show Kevin Gill to give us the 411 on all the happenings of the show. KG offers plenty of behind-the-scenes insight as well as his perspective on the show and some of the standout talent. Later in the show, the “Bad Apple” Matt Macintosh joins the guys to talk about his relationship with Capitol Wrestling, as well as a bit of his career history and his place in wrestling as well. Kevin and Tony also cover the happenings of Newark, surgery for lots of wrestlers, moving of pay-per-views on the calendar, a possible twice-a-year WrestleMania, and a quick round of pics for Extreme Rules. Plus, the guys discuss UFC and Dan Cromier, and a new favorite soundbyte!
Studio B is the place. The Amazing Graysons are in studio and we cover everything under the sun. Talking WrestlePro, NorthEast Wrestling, Chaotic Wrestling, Action Figures, Comic Books and so much more. Its a great time and worth a listen. Sit back, listen and enjoy.
It’s a Studio A party! Tony doesn’t understand the ESPN body worshipping issue, or the Spartan athletes, but Kevin and Matt do their best to explain why Charlotte Flair was involved, and naked. So the conversation moves from Charlotte to Paige, where apparently someone mistook a pie face for a literal pie in the face. Did the man they call Vader deserve more than a graphic on Raw? The guys try to figure out whether he deserved based on a discussion of his career. Was Cody right when he said going to WWE was like going to wrestling school again? Can Bayley be a killer heel with her bubbly music? Is Bobby Lashley next in line for Brock or just another stepping stone for Roman Reigns? Is Big Cass a big dummy? Do dogs think Shinsuke Nakamura is delicious? All this and MORE!
Matt and Kevin are working Summer Hours and give you a Monday Show. They discuss the fallout from Kevin’s Birthday Extravaganza. Talk turns to Money in the Bank and NXT Takeover Chicago. Ring of Honor is on the TV, while we wait for RAW to start. We cover some Impact Wrestling, Lucha Underground and NJPW. We talk about action figures, the G1, WWE Hidden Gems and more. Then they argue about if WWE performers get paid or not at house shows.
We celebrate Kevin’s Birthday in style. 10 star studded guests join us to wish Kevin a Happy Birthday. WWE Hall of Fame members Road Warrior Animal, Jeff Jarrett, and Mick Foley. Brutus Beefcake calls from the ER. Big Vito, Simon Diamond and Ryan Wing all call. Comedian Jason Saenz joins us and wrote a song for Kevin. Comedians Candice Eisenberger and KP Burke join the fun. And of course, WWE Superstar Curt Hawkins left a voicemail. Plus we give Kevin some gifts, talk about his weekend at Wrestlepro, the guests we didn’t get and just have a good time. Enjoy Kevin’s Birthday Bash
Tony rides solo against Matt’s wishes and desires. There’s some in-depth analysis of the decision in the case of Dr. Chris Amman vs. CM Punk and the current situation between MSG and WWE. Terrible news regarding Rockin’ Rebel and his wife, Brian Christopher arrested for trying to skip on his hotel bill, and Lio Rush gets the call to 205 Live. Bear Bronson, current CAP Champion, calls in to discuss his upcoming match at WrestlePro against Dan Maff and his title defense against Johnny Clash, as well as tons of other topics, including the great crop of new talent coming through CAP, the guys that are currently there, and more. Then the Abominable CPA joins Tony to talk about CAP’s Thy Kingdom Come show, where he and Kip Stevens defend the CAP Tag Titles against the Shook Crew. But the two talk about a myriad of other topics as well, including the Mets, Mr. Bungle and Faith No More, Columbia House Club, DiscMans and iPods, relationships, Tinder, and so much more. Tony also drops a great t-shirt idea in his lap. Plus as a special bonus we hear from Matt and Phil Raia. Enjoy!
The Two Man Group is back for your post-Memorial Day chill out. After copious amounts of weather and holiday banter, Kevin counts down all of the Money in the Bank cash-ins, from worst to best. While the guys try to remember some of them, there’s a general consensus that, for once, WWE actually got one right. They cover some news and notes, including Big Show passing the big man torch to Braun Strowman, Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins having a great match at the Nassau Coliseum, what they can eventually do with the members of the New Day, the signing of Io Shirai by WWE, and potential opponents for Triple H five years from now, when he possibly calls it a career. Plus, what if there was a tag team called the Gondoliers? Who would play them? All this and MORE!
The guys hit up Studio A, and the big news is lots of money. One billion dollars from FOX to the WWE for SmackDown Live rights over five years. What does this mean for the business? We analyze possibilities for the future, all while watching WWE stock skyrocket! We check in on Matt Cappotelli and Tom Magee. Tony watches Lou Thesz vs Ray Gunkel from the Sportatorium in 1951, where Thesz wins the second fall with a pioneering maneuver. Tony also watched CMLL and was pretty impressed with the action and the appearance of Caristico. Max Caster, fresh of his appearance on RAW, joins the boys to talk about his career in the ring as well as his rap career and his gender fluidity. Have you slammed your grandma lately? There’s RAW talk, there’s Impact talk, there’s podcasting talk, and so much more!!!!
It’s another action-packed episode of the Shining Wizards! The boys talk about All In and which talent brought the fans to the yard, a true sellout in about a half an hour. The Roman Reigns experiment has failed and is over, at least according to Tony. Kevin and Matt believe he’s in a better place moving down to a feud with Jinder. Ronda Rousey doesn’t earn a title shot against Nia Jax, but she’s getting one anyway at Money in the Bank. Brock Lesnar is close to breaking CM Punk’s 434 day title reign, but his numbers just don’t match up. Justin Credible tweets some horrible news about his wife. AJ and Nakamura have a match to decide about another match. We are introduced to the talented Jason Saenz and his great music. There’s a little Impact, a little Japan, a little news and notes, and so much more.
Tony welcomes Rant EM Radio Hall of Fame Dave “Mega” Powers back to the show. The guys find out you can be arrested in Saudi Arabia for besmirching professional wrestling. Tony brings up the passing of friend of the show Big Bully Busick. There’s plenty of discussion on the direction of Roman Reigns, and some discussion of Backlash and the current WWE in general. Tony researches Indian and Native American wrestlers, and we get a history of Mintu and Billu Yadav. Finally, Dave weighs in on the World Champion potential of Tito Santana, and in the process rebooks Tito’s later WWF years into an amazing character that could’ve been the face of the company. All this and more!
The boys are back in Studio A and they’re wreaking havoc and turning wrestling talk upside-down! Once again, Matt professes his love for Nia Jax and Tony says otherwise. Of course, conversation turns to Paige (lol) before the conversation moves to the Greatest Royal Rumble! Where does Titus O’Neil’s slide rank in the history of botches? What else happened to make the show botcheriffic? Kevin felt the need to revisit the 1992 Royal Rumble and once again argue that there was no way Tito Santana could’ve been World Champion. So Tony brings it back to 1988 and the World Title tournament from WrestleMania 4 and who could’ve been champion from that list. Matt desperately tries to take us back to the 1990s but gets sidetracked about Ahmed Johnson, and discussion turns to whether he was destined to be World Champion. As you can see, there’s a theme. But don’t fret! There’s also coverage of Backlash! Plus, Matt feels the need to attack the IWC, of course. It’s a great time.
The Two Man Group is back! Kevin and Tony talk about the passing of the Living Legend, Bruno Sammartino, sharing some interviews, stories, facts, and tidbits. There was plenty of spitballing throughout, including some behind the scenes stories. The guys then run the gamut of current stories, including Impact Redemption along with new champions and new title belts, Raw, and the upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble from Saudi Arabia. Zach Ryder is hurt, confusing Stan Stasiak and Stan Hansen, some updates on a former President, the treatment of women, Beaky Buzzard and the Foot, and oh, so much more.
Studio B is the spot for the latest episode and we are joined by EC Negro. The Pro Wrestling Magic Champion is in studio and we are talking Pro Wrestling and Doing shots of tequila. We talk about his time in Jersey All Pro Wrestling, Chris Candido, Homicide, Louie Ramos and so much more. Plus Now You Create Wrestling, and the April 20th show. We take a bunch of phone calls, talk very little about the Superstar Shakeup, some Rusev talk and more. Its a fun show. Enjoy
Tony celebrates his 75th birthday with a litany of surprise guests, graciously booked by Matt and Kevin (and KP Burke): The Unpredictable JGeorge, Cauliflower Brown, Matthew Ryan Shapiro, Tracy Smothers, Sonny Onoo, Dave Millican, Brian O’Halloran, Eric Bischoff, Coreen and Snowy from Radioactive Metal, “Shinsuke Nakamura” and “Bret Hart.” It was an amazing evening. Plus, the first hour is a bonus show with Kevin and Matt talking the past week of wrestling.