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Wrestle Buddies: GameSpot’s Wrestling Podcast Celebrating WWE, AEW, And Extra

Wait, you are not caught up on Wrestle Buddies, GameSpot’s skilled wrestling podcast? That appears inconceivable. How do you get by way of your day with out listening to GameSpot Leisure’s Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner focus on crucial subjects in wrestling history–or, a minimum of, the subjects they suppose are essential. From Hulk Hogan’s failed pasta restaurant to the time John Cena beat up Kevin Federline, we’re speaking about virtually every part. Wrestle Buddies would not finish there, although.We additionally interview the most important stars from WWE, AEW, Affect, and Ring of Honor and each month provide up our predictions on what is going on to occur at WWE’s month-to-month pay-per-views. That is not sufficient? We additionally look again on the perfect and worst issues from a plethora of wrestling subjects, from video video games to factions, figuring out what is really wrestling’s biggest of all time (Trace: It is Gangrel).When you’re searching for a weekly recap of what is taking place on skilled wrestling, this is not the present for you. Nevertheless, if you need a celebration of the perfect, worst, and goofiest this magnificent business has to supply, you have come to the correct place. We might not care about who received or misplaced on Uncooked this week, however we actually care an excessive amount of in regards to the time Robocop invaded WCW.You’ll be able to check out all of our full-length episodes and mini bonus installments under.New episodes of Wrestle Buddies are launched each Thursday on the podcast platform or app of your selection, together with Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts. You may also preserve updated with the podcast by following it on Twitter @WrestleBuddies.Full Wrestle Buddies Episodes:This week, we rejoice one yr of the podcast with returning Wrestle Buddy Keisha Hatchett, a bunch of recollections, a particular Gangrel Watch, and one very weird promo. Particular company: TVLine’s Keisha Hatchett & GameSpot’s Michael RougeauHere it’s, our 52nd common episode! That is a full yr of Wrestle Buddies nonsense and we aren’t slowing down anytime quickly. This week, we glance again on the actually weird WWE storyline during which Vince McMahon had an illegitimate child–and it was a leprechaun. Additionally, Mat and Chris undergo their favourite (and least favourite) ending strikes in wrestling. Prepare to listen to some critical hate for The Worm.This week, we have a look at the expertise launched by WWE final week, the place we expect they may go subsequent, and gush about Bo Dallas fairly a bit. Then, to rejoice the discharge of the brand new Mortal Kombat film, we glance again on the time WCW ripped off Mortal Kombat. Glacier was like if Sub-Zero was a foul wrestler that superkicked everybody.Now and again, there is a skilled wrestling feud so dangerous that almost all want it might be stricken from the information. This week, we’re speaking in regards to the Katie Vick angle, during which WWE Champion Triple H revealed Kane by accident killed his girlfriend in highschool, regardless that it is laborious to think about Kane having a girlfriend in highschool. Don’t be concerned, this storyline will get a lot worse and grotesque from there. We’re additionally joined by two company that appear to point out up whether or not invited or not, the Smackdown Hacker and PredictionBot 3000.Wrestlemania week is right here and we’re kicking issues off with a full episode of predictions. In spite of everything, the most important present of the yr is definitely two exhibits as soon as once more and there are such a lot of matches to dig by way of. What would be the finest match? How good is the general card? Why does Mat have a robotic that loves wrestling? These are all issues we’re protecting this week.This week, Mat and Chris can see the longer term! Effectively, they’ll predict the longer term. As whole wrestling online game nerds, we glance forward on the subsequent couple of years of online game titles from WWE and AEW, in addition to a few very thrilling impartial video games. Do you know WrestleFest has an official sequel? It does, even when we’re undecided the way it’s official! Plus, we blaze by way of a bunch of listener questions and have an intense dialogue about scorching canines.This week we glance again on crucial feud in fashionable professional wrestling historical past. We’re, in fact, speaking about John Cena vs. Okay-Fed. That is proper, bear in mind when the WWE Champion fought Britney Spears’ husband? It occurred and we’re obsessive about it. Plus we introduce a brand new section. Are you prepared for Pitchfest 2000?Be a person, Hogan! As a result of this week we’re breaking down “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s rap album. You have not heard it? You are so fortunate, you coward. Prepare for lots of discuss his Hulk Hogan diss observe and us doing impressions. We’re additionally revisiting Mankind’s WWE debut and the profession is advanced into.This week, we glance again on the finger poke heard world wide. Bear in mind when Hulk Hogan received the WCW title (once more) by merely tapping on Kevin Nash? The entire thing is much weirder than you bear in mind and we’re going into element. Then, it is WBF time as we glance again on the unusual historical past of Vince McMahon’s bodybuilding enterprise, the World Bodybuilding Federation. From the creation of “bodystars” to the time the bodybuilders fought WWE wrestlers on an episode of Household Feud, there’s quite a bit to dig by way of.It was us, Austin! It was us all alongside! This week, we’re revisiting the time Vince McMahon’s most nefarious enemy was revealed to be…Vince McMahon. No, critically. He did it as a result of “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin was a bully. We additionally look again on one of many weirdest and worst matches in latter-day WCW, the “Human Torch” match between Sting and Vampiro (and the Sting stuntman). No, this had nothing to do with the Unbelievable 4.This week, Mat and Chris have their eyes set on Wrestlemania. With the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber behind us, we check out what the “street to Wrestlemania” really is and whether or not or not it means something. Then, we focus on what this yr’s Wrestlemania weekend will probably be like, from WWE’s choices to a protracted record of impartial wrestling exhibits scheduled across the large occasion. This yr’s Wrestlemania, like final yr’s, goes to be extremely distinctive and we’re curious as to what it’s going to appear to be.This week, we welcome TV Information senior editor Megan Vick to speak about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new TV collection Younger Rock. What was The Rock’s life like rising up? Seems, it was fairly wild. Then, Younger Rock star Joseph Lee Anderson stops by to speak about enjoying The Nice One’s dad Rocky Johnson and coaching with Chavo Guerrero. Particular company: Younger Rock’s Joseph Lee Anderson & TV Information’s Megan VickThis week, we reveal our skilled wrestling predictions for 2022. Who will fundamental occasion Wrestlemania? Will NXT invade Survivor Collection once more? Will WWE be bought? We discuss all of it. Then, a brand new section debuts, during which Mat and Chris rejoice the greatness of Bo Dallas and look again on one in every of his best moments.This week, Mat has accomplished his ridiculous venture of rewatching each episode of Uncooked and each pay-per-view WWE offered in 1995. Come alongside on the journey with us as he breaks down the highs, the lows, and the Man Mountain Rock.This week, Mat and Chris are having an excessive amount of enjoyable speaking in regards to the D-Era X “invasion” of WCW throughout the Angle Period. Sure, revisionist desires you to consider they did it in a tank, however that is simply not the case. Then, the Smackdown Hacker breaks into the present once more to declare himself for the Royal Rumble, regardless that he would not appear to know what that entails.This week, Mat and Chris welcome All Elite Wrestling star Scorpio Sky and Jason Willems from FunHaus to speak about their new podcast, Wrestling with the Week (Out now!), and essential subjects like wrestling, video video games, and a love of 90 Day Fiancé. Mat and Chris additionally look again on the late-’90s “Man’s Man” gimmick that William Regal was saddled with for some purpose. On the very least, it proved that consuming orange juice is manly. Particular Company: AEW’s Scorpio Sky & FunHaus’s Jason WillemsThis week, Mat and Chris head revisit SummerSlam 2005 to observe Shawn Michaels oversell each single transfer Hulk Hogan throws at him throughout their match. It is actually one of the crucial weird WWE bouts of all time and–dare we are saying it–Hogan’s finest match ever. We additionally check out The New Day’s WWE debut within the new section First Impressions. Again then, they weren’t the pancake-throwing, trombone-playing meme machines and love now.This week, we break the traditional format to speak in regards to the late Jon Huber, who finest as Mr. Brodie Lee in AEW and Luke Harper in WWE.This week, we welcome again Keisha Hatchett for the ultimate episode of 2020. It is the Wrestle Buddies Awards! That is proper, you have waited all yr for it and it is lastly time for the Buddiesies. We’ve numerous trophies to provide out, so hopefully, you are prepared for an award extra prestigious than the Slammys and the WWE Corridor of Fame put collectively. Oh, and Mat performs with WWF Bungeez once more as a result of he is actually dedicated to the bit.This week, Mat and Chris discovered absolutely the worst toy WWE ever launched, simply in time for the vacations. Do you bear in mind WWF Bungeez? It is like what if Pogs met magnets met severed heads and it is splendidly dangerous. In fact, we had to purchase and play with it. You are additionally in luck, as this episode accommodates the ultimate Wrestlepiece Theatre of 2020 as the celebrities of GameSpot After Darkish be a part of forces with the hosts of We Get pleasure from Wrestling to recreate an iconic Angle Period promo.This week, Mat takes us again to when Kane unmasked and, as a result of he had nothing else to do, started feuding with the Angle Period model of himself. Sure, it was bizarre. Then Chris spends plenty of time speaking about Affect Wrestling’s absolute worst faction ever, Sports activities Leisure Xtreme. Sure, the acronym is SEX. Sure, Vince Russo is at fault.This week, Mat and Chris have a look at Kenny Omega’s All Elite Wrestling world championship win and AEW’s new partnership with Affect Wrestling. Will it result in dream matches, even when Omega’s first Affect look wasn’t that fascinating? We additionally have a look at the present Being the Elite product and the rise of Darkish Order’s John Silver in our hearts and minds.Mini Episodes & Interviews: