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Podcast reviewing the good times, bad times, and obscurities in the worlds of sports and pro-wrestling. Creators: Matt Marble & Tony Vicencio

Podcast reviewing the good times, bad times, and obscurities in the worlds of sports and pro-wrestling. Creators: Matt Marble & Tony Vicencio
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Phoenix, AZ

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Podcast reviewing the good times, bad times, and obscurities in the worlds of sports and pro-wrestling. Creators: Matt Marble & Tony Vicencio

Twitter:

@htapod

Language:

English

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Episodes

Episode 74 - Best Memories: Live Pro Wrestling Events

7/15/2018
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Matt and Tony have been to tons of live pro wrestling events throughout the years, but some stick out more than others. In episode 74, they sit back, relax, and reminisce about their greatest memories from all the events they've attended. You won't want to miss this episode! Apple Podcasts - Hold the Applause Twitter - @htapod Instagram - @hta_pod Website - www.htapod.com Merch - whatamaneuver.net/collections/hold-the-applause-podcast

Duration:01:03:25

Episode 73 - NBA Free Agency Rants

7/4/2018
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NBA free agency started a few days ago, and all hell broke loose! LeBron James left Cleveland... again, the Warriors somehow got stronger, and the Eastern Conference somehow became even less relevant. On episode 73 on Hold the Applause, Matt & Tony break down the first 3 days of 2018 NBA Free Agency and air their grievances with the craziness that has ensued! Apple Podcasts - Hold the Applause Twitter - @htapod Instagram - @hta_pod Website - www.htapod.com Merch -...

Duration:00:56:10

Episode 72 - New WWE TV Deals & the Potential Changes to Come!

7/1/2018
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WWE recently publicly announced their new television deals, which will begin in the fall of 2019. Both TV deals, one for Raw and one for SmackDown, total over $1 billion dollars, which is insane! In episode 72, Matt and Tony discuss the new TV deals; what they know, what they've heard, and how these deals could effect future talent and storylines. With $2 billion coming over the next 5-6 years just from TV deals, it's safe to say that the WWE is possible in the best financial position they...

Duration:01:04:17

Episode 71 - 1994 King of the Ring Rewind

6/24/2018
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In episode 71, Matt and Tony once again rewind to 1994, this time digging deep into the second annual King of the Ring event. A new King of the Ring will be crowned, the WWF Championship is up for grabs, and Roddy Piper returns after a multi-year hiatus to battle Jerry "the King" Lawler. You don't want to miss this one! Apple Podcasts - Hold the Applause Twitter - @htapod Instagram - @hta_pod Website - www.htapod.com Merch - whatamaneuver.net/collections/hold-the-applause-podcast

Duration:01:09:18

Episode 70 - Superstar Spotlight: Braun Strowman

6/17/2018
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In the latest htapod "Superstar Spotlight", Matt and Tony look into the life and career of "The Monster Among Men", Braun Strowman! From his early years as a football player, to his days as a Strongman, and on to his early developmental years in WWE, be prepared to GET THESE HANDS... on episode 70 of Hold the Applause! Apple Podcasts - Hold the Applause Twitter - @htapod Instagram - @hta_pod Website - www.htapod.com Merch - whatamaneuver.net/collections/hold-the-applause-podcast

Duration:00:43:46

Episode 69 - NBA Draft Busts (2012 - 2016)

6/9/2018
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The competitive balance in the NBA has clearly been lacking in recent years. With the Warriors and Cavs meeting in the NBA Finals for 4 straight seasons, Matt and Tony wanted to take a deeper look at what has been going on to cause this lack of competition. In episode 69 of Hold the Applause, the guys break down the top 10 picks in the NBA Drafts from the years 2012 - 2016, with the goal of determining how many "busts" the NBA has experienced in recent years through their drafts. With the...

Duration:00:56:33

Episode 68 - 1993 Royal Rumble Rewind

5/27/2018
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Last year, Tony reviewed every single Monday Night Raw from 1993, the very first year of the show's existence. All blogs are available on www.htapod.com now! What the HTA crew failed to do was review the 4 major PPVs like they are doing in 1994... so what Matt and Tony decided to do was go back in time and fix that! In episode 68 on Hold the Applause, Matt and Tony rewind and take a look at the 1993 Royal Rumble match! Who did Bret Hart defend his WWF Championship against? Who won the 30 man...

Duration:01:02:05

Episode 67 - Top 10 WORST Pro Wrestling Theme Songs

5/21/2018
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All the way back in episode 7 of Hold the Applause, Matt & Tony discussed the greatest pro wrestling theme songs of all-time... but in true hta form, the guys wondered, what are the WORST pro wrestling theme songs of all-time? So, in episode 67, a mere 60 episodes later, Matt & Tony both compiled their own top 10 lists of the WORST theme songs in professional wrestling history! Check it out now! Apple Podcasts - Hold the Applause Twitter - @htapod Instagram - @hta_pod Website -...

Duration:01:30:15

Episode 66 - Superstar Spotlight: Seth Rollins

5/13/2018
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Superstar Spotlight: Seth "freakin" Rollins! In episode 66 of Hold the Applause, the guys take a look at the career of Seth Rollins, beginning with his days on the indy scene as Tyler Black, his early days in WWE developmental, and how he has become the mega star he is today! Enjoy learning more about the King Slayer! Apple Podcasts - Hold the Applause Twitter - @htapod Instagram - @hta_pod Website - www.htapod.com Merch - whatamaneuver.net/collections/hold-the-applause-podcast

Duration:01:14:41

Episode 65 - Top 10 Intercontinental Champs!

4/30/2018
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Hold the Applause is back with another Top 10 list! This time Matt & Tony break down their personal Top 10 Intercontinental Champions of All-Time! Seeing as how they both grew up watching wrestling in different eras, this Top 10 list should prove to as entertaining and controversial as ever! If you're reading this, who is the first person that comes to mind when you think of the Intercontinental Championship? Tweet or DM the guys @htapod on Twitter and let them know! Apple Podcasts - Hold...

Duration:01:15:46

Episode 64 - MLB Rule Changes: Pros & Cons

4/22/2018
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Major League Baseball has implemented new rule changes to start the 2018 season, which has become tradition over the last handful of years. Many of these rule changes go hand in hand with pace of play, which has been Commissioner Manfred's top initiative since taking over for Bud Selig. In episode 64, Tony and Matt dive into the most recent MLB rule changes, and discuss the pros and cons of each one. How are they changing the game? Are they really beneficial, or is it just for show? This...

Duration:01:02:56

Epsiode 63 - Superstar Spotlight: Brock Lesnar

4/15/2018
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In the first Hold the Applause "Superstar Spotlight", Matt and Tony highlight the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar! Superstar Spotlights are intended to highlight one professional wrestling superstar, and go in depth into their career, both inside and outside of the squared circle. Brock Lesnar is one of the most decorated athletes over the last 2 decades, so the hta crew wanted to discuss his accomplishments and talk about their opinions of the REIGNING DEFENDING UNDISPUTED UNIVERSAL...

Duration:00:58:40

Epsiode 62 - WrestleMania X Rewind

4/2/2018
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Hold the Applause is back with a WrestleMania rewind! If you've been following Tony's retro Raw reviews on htapod.com, you'll know that WrestleMania 10 is right around the corner! In this episode, Matt and Tony go back to 1994 and discuss WrestleMania X, the cultural value, and how it holds up today! This event featured the first match in one of the most famous feuds and also one the "first ladder match" in WWE history... depending on what history books you decide to read. Tune in now! Apple...

Duration:01:08:42

Epsiode 61 - Top 10 Favorite WWE Tag Teams

3/4/2018
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After a two week hiatus, Matt and Tony are back with a new addition to the crew! Matt and Jena's baby boy, Jack, was born on February 18th, and will soon be a co-host of htapod! While that probably isn't true, its ok to set high expectations. In episode 61, the guys discuss their top 10 favorite WWE tag teams of all time! This is a very specific topic, as it only relates to WWE tag teams from the time that guys have watched professional wrestling. It also has nothing to do with BEST tag...

Duration:01:14:57

Epsiode 56 - Spring Training Phenomenon

1/7/2018
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Spring Training has become big business over the last 5 years, and Matt & Tony have first hand knowledge of the growth that the Cactus League has experienced in Arizona. In episode 56, the guys discuss why MLB Spring Training has become such an attraction, specifically in Phoenix. They'll also share a funny story from when they both worked in Spring Training 4 years ago. Tune in now! Merch - whatamaneuver.net/collections/hold…applause-podcast Apple Podcasts - Hold the Applause Twitter -...

Duration:01:15:42

Episode 54 - Forgotten nWo Members

12/17/2017
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The nWo took over the wrestling world from 1997 - 2001, and many wrestlers cycled through the many versions of the New World Order. In episode 54 of Hold the Applause, Matt and Tony discuss some of the forgotten members that wore the famous black & white or red & white shirts of the nWo! Merch - whatamaneuver.net/collections/hold…applause-podcast Apple Podcasts - Hold the Applause Twitter - @htapod Instagram - @hta_pod Website - www.htapod.com

Duration:00:55:36

Epsiode 53 - Do Athletes Have Too Much Control?

12/10/2017
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With the money being spent on professional athletes and the contracts that are currently being demanded, it feels like we are living in 3017! In this episode, Matt and Tony discuss whether the professional athlete has too much control over where they play and how much they get paid. With the recent trade of Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, this is a hot topic that always sparks a debate. Tune in now and let them know what you think! Merch -...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 51 - WarGames and What's Next

11/19/2017
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NXT TakeOver: WarGames took place this past Saturday in Houston, and it was the first time we have seen a WarGames match in over 20 years! This highly anticipated show did not disappoint! Tune in now to hear about the entire card, including the match created by Dusty Rhodes, and also what's next for the competitors in NXT. Apple Podcasts - Hold the Applause Twitter - @htapod Website - www.htapod.com

Duration:00:42:23

Epsiode 50 - HTA Year in Review!

11/12/2017
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Hold the Applause is back in business! After a little time away, the guys are back and better than ever! In this episode, Matt and Tony celebrate their 50th episode and one year anniversary on htapod! They talk about the best of/worst of in sports and pro-wrestling over that last year, and also give updates on a new hta logo, website updates, and a upcoming Hold the Applause merch store! It's has been a busy couple months in pro-wrestling as well. Hear their thoughts on Jericho/Omega,...

Duration:01:35:30

Episode 49 - Back in the Day

10/2/2017
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Back from a 2 week hiatus, Hold the Applause returns with Episode 49! Tony is still out, so Matt's wife, Jena, filled in as co-host. In this episode, Matt and Jena relive some of their favorite professional wrestling memories throughout their lifetime. How did Jena become a wrestling fan? How did Matt's fandom get to the level that it's at today? Tune in to find out! Twitter - @htapod iTunes - Hold the Applause Website - www.lifeinitnetwork.com

Duration:00:54:07