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Love The Graps, or #LoveTheGraps, whatever your poison, is a podcast all about UK wrestling from 2 men on the ground. Chris and Alan are regulars at all sorts of British independent wrestling companies, and through this audio outlet we get the hottest of hot takes. Often recorded late at night, after long long journeys home, each show focusses on a particular event, through the lens of 2 very tired men who insist on letting you know not only why they #LoveTheGraps, but what might also fall under the dreaded #NotMyGraps banner. Expect rambling, opinions, calls to arms, and unbridled love for the weird and wide reaching world of independent wrestling!

Love The Graps, or #LoveTheGraps, whatever your poison, is a podcast all about UK wrestling from 2 men on the ground. Chris and Alan are regulars at all sorts of British independent wrestling companies, and through this audio outlet we get the hottest of hot takes. Often recorded late at night, after long long journeys home, each show focusses on a particular event, through the lens of 2 very tired men who insist on letting you know not only why they #LoveTheGraps, but what might also fall under the dreaded #NotMyGraps banner. Expect rambling, opinions, calls to arms, and unbridled love for the weird and wide reaching world of independent wrestling!
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United Kingdom

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Love The Graps, or #LoveTheGraps, whatever your poison, is a podcast all about UK wrestling from 2 men on the ground. Chris and Alan are regulars at all sorts of British independent wrestling companies, and through this audio outlet we get the hottest of hot takes. Often recorded late at night, after long long journeys home, each show focusses on a particular event, through the lens of 2 very tired men who insist on letting you know not only why they #LoveTheGraps, but what might also fall under the dreaded #NotMyGraps banner. Expect rambling, opinions, calls to arms, and unbridled love for the weird and wide reaching world of independent wrestling!

Language:

English


Episodes

#LoveTheGraps Episode 47 - FIRSTS miniseries - ROH: Era of Honor Begins

10/22/2017
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Here's the main even you've all been waiting for, the latest installment of our FIRSTS series, this time taking in the 2002 debut show for Ring Of Honor. And it's weird. The ROH show and our show, both extremely weird. Expect lots of muddle and mixed up talk about a pretty muddled and mixed up show.

Duration:00:50:54

#LoveTheGraps Episode 45 - Riptide, Brighton - The Storm

10/6/2017
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We recorded this in the car on the way home in an attempt to get to bed at a reasonable time! We were driving back from out first ever trip to Riptide Wrestling in Brighton, a fun show with all your faves including CCK, Pete Dunne, Will Ospreay and the rest. And a fire alarm. And craft beer. And loads of Lykos masks.

Duration:00:57:39

#LoveTheGraps Episode 42 - Fight Club Pro, Wolverhampton - Project Mayhem Night 1

9/22/2017
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Another late night podcast after another late night Fight Club show. Listen to Chris and Alan chat about scramble matches, Jordan Devlin (and his head), some Japanese lads and the big old mess of a death match!

Duration:00:59:45

#LoveTheGraps Episode 39 - Chikara King of Trios, Wolverhampton: Night 3

9/3/2017
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Our third and final episode from Chikara King of Trios 2017, covering our feelings about night 3 and the weekend as a whole. Chris and Alan talk all about an amazing main event, a sweet squash and mutant ice cream halfbreeds!

Duration:00:39:42

#LoveTheGraps Episode 37 - Chikara King of Trios, Wolverhampton: Night 1

9/1/2017
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Another trip down the M6 and another podcast from Chris and Alan. This time we cover Night 1 of this landmark King of Trios tournament from Chikara. It's the 10th edition of KoT, and the first hosted outside of the US, bringing wrestling's biggest weekend tournament to the UK. Listen to us rave about Whitewolf and generations of British wrestling, and grumble about strange smells...

Duration:00:46:46

#LoveTheGraps Episode 36 - FIRSTS miniseries - GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

8/26/2017
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We kick off a new ongoing miniseries, FIRSTS, focussing on the first appearances, episodes, shows or big events in recent wrestling history. Our first episode in this series focusses on the 1986 debut episode of GLOW, the inspiration for the Netflix hit of the same name.

Duration:00:42:19

#LoveTheGraps Episode 35 - ATTACK Pro Wrestling, Cardiff - ...WinterSlam

8/20/2017
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Another very late one post-ATTACK after a drive home from Cardiff. Chris and Alan talk about funny faces, twists and turns, and problematic characters, in and out of the ring.

Duration:00:59:34

#LoveTheGraps Episode 34 - Pro Wrestling Eve, London - Fearless

8/12/2017
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Alan and Chris talk on another trip to East London for Pro Wrestling Eve's sold out show, Fearless. Topics include new talent, exciting growth, Satan, art and burlesque. Enjoy.

Duration:01:00:22

#LoveTheGraps Episode 33 - Fight Club Pro, Wolverhampton - International Tekkers

7/28/2017
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Chris and Alan are back to recording ridiculously late podcasts about Fight Club Pro. This time talking all about Keith Lee, Omari, Session Moth and loads more. I dunno. Just listen and find out I guess.

Duration:00:53:01

#LoveTheGraps Episode 7 - XWA Exclusive Series, London

7/22/2017
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'twas a rainy day in that London but we had a pretty special time at the Resistance Gallery for XWA. We talk all about Sekimoto, Basking, tea bags, Lion Boy and much, much, much more.

Duration:00:52:32

#LoveTheGraps Episode 31 - ATTACK Pro Wrestling, Bristol - The Neon Wristlock

7/16/2017
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Chris and Alan are back with another episode with a live perspective on the ATTACK! Wrestling show in Bristol. Expect facts, unwanted opinion, and some very questionable content. The episode also touches on the recent Eve and GOOD Wrestling shows which Alan made a day of. Thanksssss.

Duration:00:52:08

GIMMICKED! Episode 01

7/10/2017
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Alan & Ben talk graps in the first episode of their new, monthly podcast! Covering NJPW's G1 USA experiment, the Netflx series GLOW, and why they don't watch WWE any more!

Duration:01:24:00

#LoveTheGraps Episode 30 - Chris and Alan talk GOOD Wrestling

7/6/2017
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Another miscellaneous episode and Alan is asking Chris all about GOOD Wrestling, the promotion that Chris runs based in Milton Keynes.

Duration:00:48:56

#LoveTheGraps Episode 28 - Glossary of Graps Volume 1

7/2/2017
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Another entry into Chris and Alan's ongoing quest to make podcasts about wrestling that have very very niche appeal. It's the Glossary of Graps, an ongoing series (maybe) where we attempt to define some of the esoteric terms used around the world of British wrestling.

Duration:00:33:12

#LoveTheGraps Episode 28 - Fight Club Pro, Wolverhampton - Stranger Than Fixxion

6/23/2017
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After a couple of weeks of miscellany Chris and Alan are back to the usual routine and a late night podcast all about a trip to Fight Club Pro. Hear chat about Chris Brookes being a rotter, a couple of Australian lads, and Dan.

Duration:00:48:07

#LoveTheGraps Episode 26 - Chris and Alan at the movies - "Boone" The Bounty Hunter and more

6/16/2017
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We opened up to you, our "lovely" listeners, to tell us what wrestling related film we should watch. You chose poorly. We hate you.

Duration:01:02:05

#LoveTheGraps Episode 25 - The Great Graps Manifesto 2017

6/8/2017
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It's the day of yet another UK General Election, and rather than sit and fret about the future of the country at large, Chris and Alan have endeavoured to put together a condensed #GrapsManifesto, focusing on the things we love to see in wrestling, things we'd be grateful to see more of, and maybe a few things that are #NotMyGraps. VIVE LA REVOLUCION!

Duration:01:04:22

#LoveTheGraps Episode 25 - ATTACK Pro Wrestling, Cardiff - Press Start 5

6/2/2017
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A very special episode of Love The Graps, because we recorded it on the motorway. We had a fantastic time at the traditionally video game themed, but somewhat skewed, Press Start show from ATTACK. It got real weird guys

Duration:00:33:36

#LoveTheGraps Episode 24 - PROGRESS Super Strong Style 16: Night 3

5/29/2017
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It's the final part of our series of podcasts on the PROGRESS Super Strong Style 16 weekend. We talk about the winner and the great story which was told, some bad social media and the fantastic and fun weekend we've had with all you beautiful creatures. This episode was recorded on location on the streets of Camden, so please excuse the ambient street noise, 'unwelcome' interlopers and loud sirens.

Duration:00:28:18

#LoveTheGraps Episode 23 - PROGRESS Super Strong Style 16: Night 2

5/28/2017
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Here we are, again, in an airbnb in Camden, talking about the second night of PROGRESS Wrestling's 2017 Super Strong Style tournament. If this sounds crappy, blame Alan. Again.

Duration:00:59:32