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IWC #80 - WWE Moves SmackDown Live! To FOX

5/25/2018
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For Episode #80 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly looks at the major ramifications of FOX picking up the broadcast rights to SmackDown Live! and what this means for the landscape of WWE. In addition, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix checks in from the road to break down this week's homework assignment: Will Ospreay versus Kenny Omega from Night 2 of Pro Wrestling Guerilla's All Star Weekend 11.

Duration:00:43:47

IWC #79 - We're All In For All In

5/16/2018
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For Episode #79 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly and "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix look at the ambitious achievement Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks have already pulled off with their All In show and what it means for the rest of the wrestling business moving forward. In addition, they break down this week's homework assignment: Will Ospreay versus KUSHIDA for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at NJPW's Wrestling Dontaku.

Duration:01:10:21

IWC #78 - WWE Fastlane Reaction & All The Exciting Happenings From NJPW Wrestling Dontaku

5/9/2018
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For Episode #78 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly attempts to break down and discuss WWE Backlash before remembering that only Seth Rollins versus The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship is worth talking about due to the rest of the card being complete garbage. Luckily, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix drops by just in the nick of time to talk about all of the exciting happenings that took place at NJPW's Wrestling Dontaku like the return of Chris Jericho, the...

Duration:01:34:47

IWC #77 - The Greatest Royal Rumble Isn't So Great For The WWE

5/3/2018
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For Episode #77 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly looks at both the creative and cultural issues the WWE ran up against by holding the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia a week before Backlash. Also, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix drops by to break down the most recent homework assignment: Zack Sabre Jr. versus Tomohiro Ishii for the Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship at Revolution Pro's WrestleMania Weekend show.

Duration:01:13:17

IWC #76 - The Legacy of Bruno Sammartino, WWE's Superstar Shake-Up & Nakamura's New Offense

4/18/2018
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For Episode #76 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly discusses the legacy of the late Bruno Sammartino, namely his historic importance in the foundation of what is now the WWE. He also takes a look at how the WWE Superstar Shake-Up has shaken out, weighing the pros and cons of both retooled rosters and what that could mean for the next year. Also, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix drops by to assign new homework and discuss his current favorite thing in wrestling: Shinsuke...

Duration:00:53:00

IWC #75 - All The Non-WWE Happenings of WrestleMania Weekend

4/15/2018
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For Episode #75 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix joins Billy Donnelly for the entire show in order to talk about a number of non-WWE events that took place in New Orleans during WrestleMania Weekend, particularly Kaiju Big Battel.

Duration:01:14:34

IWC #72 - WrestleMania Week Is Here & The Golden Lovers Face The Young Bucks

4/4/2018
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For Episode #72 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly looks at why he's gotten quite excited for this year's approach to WrestleMania and what this time of the year has come to mean to him. In addition, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix drops in to break down this week's homework - the Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) versus the Young Bucks at NJPW's Strong Style Evolved.

Duration:01:11:25

IWC #71 - The Ultimate Deletion Reveals A Major WWE Flaw & The Finals of the New Japan Cup

3/29/2018
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For Episode #71 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly looks at how the WWE's treatment of the Ultimate Deletion match epitomizes their problems of getting talent over with the WWE Universe. In addition, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix drops in to break down this week's homework - Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Zack Sabre Jr. in the finals of the New Japan Cup tournament - and talk his recent experiences at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and NJPW's Strong Style Evolved.

Duration:01:28:14

IWC #70 - Daniel Bryan Returns & The WWE Fixes Their Moolah Mistake

3/21/2018
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It's a super positive edition of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation for Episode #70 as Billy Donnelly is ecstatic about Daniel Bryan's return to in-ring action. He discusses Bryan's trials and tribulations to get to this point of being medically cleared and looks forward to what's next for Bryan as he re-enters the WWE landscape. In addition, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix drops in to talk the WWE's fixing of their Fabulous Moolah mistake by renaming the Women's Battle Royal at WrestleMania and...

Duration:01:30:24

IWC #69 - WWE Fastlane Reaction w/ USA Today's Brian Truitt

3/14/2018
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For Episode #69 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly welcomes USA Today's Brian Truitt onto the show to break down and discuss WWE Fastlane, particularly John Cena's claims of an unclear road to WrestleMania and the Asuka-Charlotte Flair confrontation. In addition, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix drops in to talk Kid Rock's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame and the problems with naming a Women's Battle Royal at WrestleMania for the Fabulous Moolah while bringing us up to speed...

Duration:02:26:17

IWC #68 - The Ronda Rousey Treatment For Other WWE Superstars & A Double Dose of NJPW Homework

3/7/2018
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For Episode #68 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly examines the positive treatment Ronda Rousey has gotten since arriving in the WWE and wonders why other WWE Superstars aren't set up for success in a similar fashion. In addition, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix drops in to break down a double dose of homework from NJPW - Kazuchika Okada versus Sanada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at New Beginning in Osaka & the Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi) versus Bullet...

Duration:01:28:24

IWC #66 - WWE Throws Down Gauntlet On Raw, Jeff Jarrett Heads to HOF & Okada's Comfy Pants

2/21/2018
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For Episode #66 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly talks about the gauntlet being thrown down on Monday Night Raw just days before the Elimination Chamber and the positives and negatives of setting up such a lengthy match. In addition, he also discusses Jeff Jarrett being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year during WrestleMania weekend. Plus, Tom Nix drops in to break down this week's homework assignment - Kazuchika Okada & Hirooki Goto versus Evil & Sanada for...

Duration:01:05:41

IWC #65 - WWE Ends Brand Exclusive PPVs, Rey Mysterio Goes To NJPW & Bullet Club Is Fine(?)

2/15/2018
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For Episode #65 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly offers up his thoughts on the WWE putting an end to brand-exclusive PPVs and what that says about the success of the brand split, Dolph Ziggler's WWE contract status, Rey Mysterio issuing a MAJOR challenge in New Japan Pro-Wrestling and whether or not Bullet Club is actually fine.

Duration:00:49:15

IWC #64 - Alexa Bliss Becomes A Feminist Babyface, Major NJPW Happenings in Sapporo & More

2/7/2018
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For Episode #64 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly has a few thoughts on Alexa Bliss becoming a feminist babyface on Monday Night Raw fighting for equal treatment between men and women Superstars. In addition, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix drops by to discuss the major happenings that took place in New Japan Pro-Wrestling at The New Beginning in Sapporo. Plus, Joey Janela elects to pick a Twitter fight with 10-year-old Izzy, and the fellas find so much wrong with his...

Duration:01:49:36

IWC #63 - WWE Royal Rumble & NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia Reaction

2/1/2018
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Episode #63 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation is the biggest show we've had to date, and it makes perfect sense why. Billy Donnelly welcomes Ashley Leckwold of Enzuigirli to the broadcast to discuss the historic first-ever Women's Royal Rumble. Plus, our resident "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix sits in to discuss Ronda Rousey's impact on the WWE Women's Division following her appearance at the Royal Rumble, in addition to a massive breakdown of the rest of the Royal Rumble card AND NXT...

Duration:03:24:44

IWC #62 - Enzo Amore Released, Raw 25, Mike Kingston Slings Comics & Mia Khalifa Visits Sabotage

1/25/2018
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There is so much show for you to listen to as part of Episode #62 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, you'd better buckle up in preparation for all the wrestling chatter on the agenda this week. Billy Donnelly has a wealth of thoughts on Enzo Amore being released from the WWE amidst rape allegations being made against him and the fan response to the accuser's claims. He also offers up his reaction to Raw 25 and the WWE's over-reliance on nostalgia for their anniversaries. Headlocked...

Duration:02:27:41

IWC #61 - Paige's Wrestling Future, Austin Aries Returns, New WWE Signings & More

1/17/2018
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For Episode #61 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly speaks about Paige's uncertain future as an in-ring competitor in light of the news of her latest injury. He also talks about Austin Aries' return to Impact Wrestling and how that company is the perfect fit for him moving forward. Also, "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix drops in to discuss the WWE's newest wave of talent signings and to break down this week's homework - "Stone Cold" Steve Austin & Triple H versus Chris Jericho...

Duration:01:48:06

IWC #60 - NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 Reaction

1/9/2018
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For Episode #60 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, Billy Donnelly and resident "Expert In Chief" Tom Nix break down and discuss New Japan Pro-Wrestling's biggest show of the year - Wrestle Kingdom 12 - with a great deal of focus on the double main event of Kazuchika Okada versus Tetsuya Naito and Kenny Omega versus Chris Jericho.

Duration:01:59:14

IWC #59 - Women's Royal Rumble, Balor Club Expansion, Wrestle Kingdom 12 Preview & More

1/3/2018
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Episode #59 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation starts off 2018 in explosive fashion as Billy Donnelly finally has the opportunity to discuss the importance of the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble. In addition, he talks about the WWE's expansion of the Balor Club as Finn Balor has reunited with Gallows & Anderson and whether it's a case of too little too late. Plus, he has some thoughts on Chris Jericho's dedication to Chris Benoit and all the horrible wrestling fans it brought out of the...

Duration:01:36:48

IWC #58 - Best of 2017

12/28/2017
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For Episode #58 of Intelligent Wrestling Conversation, it's time to recognize the Best of 2017. Billy Donnelly and "Expert in Chief" Tom Nix offer up their Awords (they don't have any trophies or plaques, so all their praise is verbal) in the categories of Top Male and Female Competitors of the Year, Promotion of the Year and the highly contested Match of the Year.

Duration:01:00:04

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