Pro Wrestling Mat Men is a weekly pro wrestling news and speculation podcast hosted by Andrew Zarian, Rich Stambolian. They are passionate about pro wrestling and about presenting their love for the product in a mature and well worded way with a big dose of laughter and goofing off. Wrestling fans unite and let cooler heads prevail while these boys regale you with their take on the squared circle.
Today on Mat Men we discuss Triple H's next possible opponent being announced on Smackdown? Andrew has the low down. Plus is the new day breaking up? We have details on this and all the recent happenings in the world of Pro Wrestling.
Today on Mat Men we discuss all the recent firings from WWE. Major stars have been let go by WWE and more is to come. We have all the latest news and who possibly is next to get fired. This is the largest round of cuts we know about. How will this impact AEW?
Wrestlemania 36 is all said and done but where do we go from here? Andrew and Rich break down the results of this really strange Wrestlemania and discuss where the WWE goes from here. A lot of of the original plans are out the window and we discuss what they were.
Today we are joined by The Blue Meanie! Meanie and Andrew discuss his new podcast “In the mind of The Meanie” and go over his Pro Wrestling career.
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We are joined by our friend Stevie Richards. Stevie and Andrew discuss the current state of pro wrestling and how the recent worlds events have impacted the industry. Plus Wrestlemania is here and Stevie has some thoughts on what could make it better.
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Today on Mat Men we have a lot of breaking news! Wrestlemania was taped over the past two days and we are finding out that Roman Reigns will not be wrestling on the show. Bill Goldberg will have a new opponent and we have all the details regarding the Universal title match.
Today we go over all the breaking news coming out of the WWE side and how this will impact wrestling moving forward. Wrestlemania is now being planned on being two nights. What does this mean? AEW broadcasted live from an empty arena last night and it was a home run. what did AEW do that made the show so much better than WWE's production from the performance center?
We are back for a quarantined episode of Mat Men. We have all the latest Wrestlemania news. Monday night raw results and more. as the world grinds to a halt Wrestling in continuing with empty arena shows.
Jon Moxley has won the AEW World title and we have all the news coming out or the AEW Revolution PPV. there were many ups but also some downs. NJPW has cancelled a bunch of shows this month and more might be coming. What will this mean for business in Japan? WWE Elimination Chamber is this week and there is very little hype going into it. What can WWE do to turn this around. All this and a lot more news along with your mail bag questions.
Wrestlemania is shaping up with some more matches. NXT Takeover was this past Sunday and it was a great show. We cover the matches and news coming out of it. We have learned that The British Bulldog, Liger, and The Bellas will be inducted into the Hall of Fame! We have a lot of details around this. NJPW is canceling a lot of shows in Japan due to the Corona Virus. We have a lot of news and rumors along with all your questions today on the show.
We are back with a lot of news this week on the show. Wrestlemania plans are starting to shape up and the big story is the possible AJ Styles vs Undertaker match. What do we know about this? We break it down. Also John Cena is returning to Smackdown to possibly set up his Wrestlemania opponent. All this and your mailbag questions.
Today on the show we are back with more news and rumors coming out of WWE and AEW. There is news that WWE will be handing down more suspensions this week. Who will it be and why are we seeing so many suspensions after 2 years of none. We also answer all your mailbag questions and this weeks "What If" Segment.
Today We are joined by NJPW Star Rocky Romero to discuss NJPW's New Beginning USA tour that kicks off Friday Jan 24th. Rocky also talks about what its been like for him in Pro Wrestling and what he is looking forward to in the coming years.
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The weekend was filled with Pro Wrestling Debate and Controversy and we have all the latest news. Monday Night Raw this week was a display of the good, the bad and the ugly. We have all the latest news leading up to Royal Rumble in 2 weeks. AEW needs a shot in the arm and we have an idea what it will be. Marty Scurll Signs with ROH for a big-money deal but what does this mean for him and AEW?
We are back with another Mat Men! NJPW WrestleKingdom was an amazing two day even and we have all the latest news. Brock Lesnar returns to Raw and announces he will be entering the Royal Rumble at #1. Where will this lead? We also have all your latest Pro Wrestling news and Rumors.
Today on Mat Men we have some huge news regarding AEW and NJPW possibly working together in the very near future. All the details that are leading up to WrestleKingdom 14 and much more. This is our first show of 2020 and you will not want to miss it.
Survivor Series is over and we are back to the brand split. Today the guys discuss everything that happened during survivor series weekend and what WWE has in store for the rest of 2019. We also answer your mailbag questions, news and rumors and much more.
Today on Mat Men the guys are back to discuss the leadup to NXT Takeover and Survivor Series. How did WWE to build these two blockbuster PPVs? WWE superstars were all over NXT TV this week and we have the ratings. Did it help or hurt? AEW Also had another great episode and we have the latest news.
This week on Mat Men we discuss all the latest news regarding Eric Bischoff's firing from WWE after only 3 months. What went wrong? What was the issue? Bruce Prichard is the new Executive Director of Smackdown. How will this change the show? NXT Japan is happening? Andrew has breaking news. Plus AEW, Raw recap and a lot more on todays show.
Today on Mat Men we discuss the Ups and downs of WWE last week. Why was the Hell in a Cell ending so terrible? Andrew has all the latest backstage news regarding what went down. AEW is going into its second week of TV on TBS and all eyes are on their TV ratings. Can they keep the momentum going.
A new era of NXT has begun and last night was the first look at it. NXT debut on USA was last night and we have all the news from that show. Also Brock Lesnar is back and will be facing Kofi on the first Smackdown on Fox show. This would be Lesnar's first match on Smackdown since leaving the company in 2004. We also have all the latest AEW, NJPW news along with your mailbag questions.
NXT as we know it is over and the guys discuss the pros and cons of leaving the WWE Network and heading to USA Network. NXT will hair hour 1 on USA and Hour 2 on the WWE Network for the first two weeks. How will this impact ratings? We also have WWE Night of Champions this Sunday and we have all the latest news. The guys also discuss AEW, Impact moving to AXS, New Japan and your mailbag questions
This week on Mat Men the guys discuss the fall out from All Out. Chris Jericho is the first ever AEW World Champion and has misplaced the title. The Police were able to recover it and we have the latest news surrounding it. We also discuss NXT, Raw Smackdown and a lot more.
We are back with huge news regarding next weeks AEW Double or Nothing PPV. Jon Moxley is out of main event match with Kenny Omega due to a sever Elbow Injury. Jon announced on twitter that he has a MRSA infection in his elbow. Replacing him is PAC. We have all this new and a lot more also including all your mailbag questions.
We are back with another episode of Mat Men. This week we discuss the latest news surrounding NXT possibly heading over to the USA Network this fall. What happened to the FS1 deal? We have the answer. AEW has sold more venues out and is expected to sell out the net set of buildings they announce this week. How will NXT going live impact them? THE NJPW G1 final is over and Ibushi is the winner. Will he become IWGP champion at Wrestle Kingdom? All this and your mailbag questions on today's show.
Its almost time for the event of the summer! Summerslam is this Sunday and we have all the latest news going into this blockbuster event. We review all the announced matches and surprises for Summerslam and go into detail regarding all the last-minute changes. AEW has announced more dates for their TV tapings and we have all the latest news. G1 finals are around the corner. Who will win? This and all the latest news and rumors and your mailbag questions
Today on Mat Men we break down all the latest news around Bill Goldberg's return at SummerSlam. Roman Reigns was attacked by someone at Smackdown and it seems to be Daniel Bryan. We also discuss all the latest G1 results and AEW selling out its first show on TNT. This and all latest news and rumors.
This week on Mat Men The guys discuss Raw Reunion and the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Will Austin be back with WWE in a larger on Screen role? TNT officially announces that AEW will air on Wednesday nights from 8-10pm ET but its not all good news for them. WWE is currently negotiation with Fox to bring NXT to FS1 on Wednesday nights from 9-10pm ET. The Wednesday night war is starting. We also have all the latest news and rumors and of course answering your mailbag questions.
The war has begun. AEW Fight for the Fallen is going to be going head to head with Evolve's 10-year anniversary show on the WWE Network. WWE has launched a proxy war against AEW and this is just the beginning There is a very big possibility of NXT going on FS1 to battle AEW on Weds nights.
We have a lot of news today on a special 4th of July show. AEW Fyter Fest viewership is in. how did they do? Paul Heyman is officially in charge of raw and we have seen many changes already. Eric Bischoff will be taking over Smackdown in a few weeks. What can we expect from him? All this and of course everything else happening in Pro Wrestling.
WWE Stomping Grounds takes place Saturday and we have all the details leading up to what many expect to be one of the most underwhelming WWE PPVs in recent years. AEW Fyter Fest takes place next week and we have all the details! We also discuss NJPW's G1 Tournament that starts soon and breaks down both Block A and B. Q&A segment at the end of the show.
This week We are joined by Harry Terjanian from Capitol Wrestling to discuss all he latest WWE, NJPW, AEW news and rumors. We are a few days away from WWE Stomping ground and it could possibly be one of the worst WWE PPVs in years. Will it disappoint or surprise everyone. We also discuss the current state of indie wrestling and how having another major company in the world of Pro Wrestling effects it.
We are back this week discussing the large decline in viewership WWE is facing leading into the summer season. What can WWE do to prevent this from happening? A lot of AEW news along with everything that's Happening in NJPW.
The guys are back with another episode of Mat Men. We review NXT Takeover 25 and see how it stacked up against AEW Double or nothing. We also preview the WWE Show in Saudi Arabia this Friday and discuss who some of the big names possible are that are planning on leaving WWE once their current contracts expire. This and we also answer all your questions during our mailbag segment at the end of the show
Glenn Rubenstein from Wrestling inc. joins Andrew Zarian to discuss all the latest happenings in the world of pro wrestling. We’re almost a week separated from the monumental AEW PPV and people are still talking about it. Will this cause the new boom period for pro wrestling. NXT Takeover is on Saturday and is expected to be a great showing for WWE. Is this the answer to AEW’s PPV last week? How will it stack up?
We are one day away from AEW's first PPV "Double or Nothing" There is a lot of buzz happening right now regarding it and we have some news about a big surprise at the event. Rich and Andrew break down what this could be and if it will lead to crowning the first AEW World Champion. We also discuss everything currently happening in the WWE and why the WWE 24/7 title looks terrible. All this and more on today's show.
AEW has officially been announced to be airing this fall on TNT. We have all the latest AEW News and Rumors. We have all the details from TNT expectations to what the deal breaks down to. Andrew also has all the latest regarding how AEW will be getting paid for their TV show and it possibly being the second best wrestling TV deal of all time.
WWE Ratings on the worst its ever been and it seems like they don't really know what to do to drive it up. Is the years of not creating superstars finally catching up. WWE fans have always had FOMO (Fear of Missing out) but now that you can watch the content nearly on every social media platform they have to rethink how they push content out. Expect to see many WWE Superstars from the past on TV leading up to the Saudi Arabia show. Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, and Triple H are scheduled to appear. Who else do you think will be there? AEW Double or nothing is only a few weeks away and we have all the latest TV and PPV provider information this week.
Today on our Mat Men Interview series we sit down with JD From NY. JD creates daily content on Youtube that covers all things Pro Wrestling. Andrew and JD discuss his passion for Pro Wrestling and how he has gone from a passionate fan to actually working in the business. JD currently is the lead play by play form HOG.
Check our JD’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/jdfromny206
Today on our Mat Men interview series we are joined by founder and owner of Wrestlinginc.com Raj Giri. Andrew and Raj discuss his start in covering pro wrestling and what it really takes to turn a hobby into a full-time job. Raj has been covering pro wrestling for over 22 years and has turned Wrestlinginc.com into one of the largest pro wrestling news websites. Over the past few years, they have expanded into video and podcasts and continue to break many of the biggest stories in the industry.
A lot of breaking news out of Wrestlemania week and we got you covered. Warner Media (Turner) Will announce that AEW will be on TBS This fall on May 15th. What other details will we find out? The Road Dogg has stepped down as head writer of Smackdown. How will this change the direction of the brand? Next week is the superstar shakeup. Who will go where. We have all this and Mail Bag questions at the end of the show.
Is this the best NXT Takeover of all time? As we continue our coverage of Wrestlemania week in NYC we go over tonights NXT Takeover card along with all the latest rumors and news going into Wrestlemania 35. The guys also break down the big indy events happening all around NYC this week for Wrestlemania.
Today we are joined by former WWE Superstar Chris Masters. Chris will be Wrestling April 3rd for UPWA in Wayne NJ during Wrestlemania Week in NYC. We discussed how Chris got his start in Pro Wrestling and what he does to keep in shape. We go into discussing life after WWE and how pro wrestling has evolved over the past decade.
We are joined by Conrad Thompson, the host of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard and What happened when with Tony Schiavone. We ask Conrad about his passion for podcasting and pro wrestling and how he started out his podcasting empire. The guys also discuss Starrcast II and everything else that Conrad is up to including answers to many of the rumors surrounding Bruce and even the Undertaker. This is one of our favorite interviews and a must listen for anyone who is a fan of Conrad's.