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Episode 17: WWE Backlash & SmackDown 02/05/2002

This week the boys look forward to (what turned out to be) a very ill-fated show in WWE Backlash. Don’t fret we will have a review pod up soon, but in the meantime listen to the optimism of Big Poppa and The Doctor before a show that will surely go down as one of the worst of all time. Onto the main show, Mikey gives us a review of Smackdown episode 141 from the 2nd May 2002! All of the usual stars were there, including an INCREDIBLE Chris Jericho and a woeful Triple H (that’s right, the...


Episode 16: The (Not So) Greatest Royal Rumble! & RAW 29/04/2002

Join the boys for a look at the Greatest Royal Rumble PPV that aired live from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They cover every single match (some in great detail, others in not so great detail) as well as the clear political statement this event made. Spoiler alert: They weren’t happy with this event… Then in the 2nd half of the show, the Big Poppa Pod talks us through a fairly baffling RAW episode 466 from the 29th April 2002. What on earth is Hulk Hogan doing in the main event against...


Episode 15: Super Shake-up Thoughts & Smackdown 25th April 2002 Review!

There has been a shake-up boys and girls! Your boys are back with thoughts on all the movers and shakers that went down as well as a preview of the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia. Then in main portion of the show, The Doctor & Big Poppa run through the 25h April 2002 episode of Smackdown! How will Triple H respond after his arrest on RAW? What feat of strength will Mark Henry perform? What’s next for Kurt Angle & Edge? And will Hollywood Hulk Hogan finally manage to rip his t-shirt...


Episode 14: The Wrestlemania 34 Review Show!

Wrestlemania 34 is in the books and the boys have an action packed recap show here for your listening pleasure. Big Poppa Pod and The Doctor of Podanomics stayed up until 5am UK time to dissect, recap and review every single match coming out of New Orleans - including Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns, AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura and Kurt Angle / Ronda Rousey vs Triple H / Stephanie McMahon. A fun show as always, so check it out! As ever you can find us @restholdpod on Twitter, so please do...


Episode 13: The Wrestlemania 34 Preview Show!

Wrestlemania 34 is 1 week away, and the boys are back with a bumper preview show! Every match is covered, with all the latest news, thoughts and predictions for each on this weeks jam-packed show! As of recording the card is as follows: Brock Lesnar (c) (with Paul Heyman) vs. Roman Reigns John Cena vs Undertaker AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura The Miz (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Bálor Randy Orton (c) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Rusev Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia...


Episode 12: The Return of Daniel Bryan & The RAW After Backlash 2002!

24 hours removed from a decidedly underwhelming Backlash PPV, we find out exactly what kind of revenge Triple H will serve after losing the WWF Undisputed title to “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan. Spoiler alert: It involved The Undertaker and it was AMAZING. Speaking of Hogan, he addresses the crowd following his historic victory. Hulkamania is back brother! Also on the show an irate Steve Austin confronts an apologetic Flair after the latters shambolic refereeing performance the previous...


Episode 11: WWF Backlash 2002 Review!

The boys are back with the long awaited WWF Backlash 2002 review episode!! First Big Poppa Pod and The Doctor of Podanomics run through the latest news in pro-wrestling, from Elimination Chamber to Fastlane to Wrestlemania. Then it all kicks off with a HUGE card from 16 years ago, we’ve got Steve Austin vs The Undertaker in a battle to be the number 1 contender, Rob Van Dam vs Eddie Guerrero for the IC title, Edge vs Kurt Angle and the main event of Triple H vs Hulk Hogan for the WWF...


Episode 9: The SmackDown Go-Home Show!

We are just 72 hours away from Backlash 2002, headlined by a monstrous Triple H vs HollyWood Hulk Hogan match for the WWE Undisputed Championship! What do these two huge egos have to say and do to each other in front of a hot Texas crowd on this week’s edition of the Rest Hold Wrestling Podcast! The boys review the April 18th edition of SmackDown featuring a huge tag main event, an unexpectedly great opening match and a whole load of disappointing promos. Also, Big Poppa Pod and The...


Episode 8: The Royal Rumble Prediction Show!

Join your boys Tom and Mikey for another edition of the Rest Hold Wrestling podcast! This weeks episode contains thoughts, news and predictions from the world of WWE. RAW 25, 205 Live, SmackDown and The Royal Rumble are all rated and disected with consumate professionalism… kinda. Who will win this years Rumble predictions show and be crowned king of the Rumble? Tune into find out who the boys pick! A fun show as always so please do subscribe and leave us a comment if you like what you...


Episode 7: A Very RAW Build to Backlash…. WHAT?!

As the build to Backlash 2002 intensifies, the boys review an action packed RAW! What will the Undisputed Champion Triple H have to say about his Backlash opponent Hulk Hogan? Will Hollywood somehow get the last word in AGAIN? How will Ric Flair handle being Stone Cold Stunnered for the 2nd week in a row? Just how pissed off is The Undertaker this week?? It’s a crazy show as always, not to mention we get the the beginning of BookDust, the rise of Planet Stasiak, a bumper main event and of...


Episode 6: Wrestling Kingdom 12 Thoughts & An ImPACTful SmackDown!

Back again with a brand new show! The boys talk Wrestle Kingdom 12 - Alpha vs Omega, as well as a quick rundown and review of the show. This is followed by the latest episode of a solid, imPACTful SmackDown. Who will gain the upper hand between Hogan and Triple H? How hilarious will Vince be this week during a ‘legendary’ segment? What’s next for Jericho and Angle? Take a ride with Big Poppa Pod & The Doctor of Thuganomics and find out! Please do subscribe and leave us a comment if you...


Episode 5: The Wrestling Year in Review

The boys are back with a MASSIVE episode of the Rest Hold Pod, this one clocks in at over 2 and a half hours brother! Today, Tom and Mikey run through a wild 2017 month by month, PPV by PPV for all of you lovely listeners. This show also showcases the inaugural Resties™, our yearly end of year awards. With such categories as Male Wrestler of the Year, Female Wrestler of the Year, Comeback of the Year, Show of the Year and many many more! Please do subscribe and leave us a comment if you...


Episode 3: RAW - April Fools. The Beginning of the Ric Flair era!

Tom and Mikey are back once again with another episode of the Rest Hold Wrestling Podcast! Todays episode see’s the boys run through the first RAW show post the Draft lottery. Steve Austin is on the show to sign a contract, but with Flair’s RAW or McMahon’s Smackdown..? Also on the show Triple H is presented with the brand new Undisputed Championship belt! All this and more on a jam-packed show! Please do subscribe and leave us a comment if you like what you hear. We are here to listen to...


Episode 2: The Smackdown After…

In this episode, Tom and Mikey follow up a killer debut with a review of the Smackdown after the draft. The rosters haven’t come into play yet, but that doesn’t mean shenanigans won’t occur!


Episode 1: The glorious 1st episode, reviewing the very first WWE draft!

In this episode Tom and Mikey debut the very first edition of the Rest Hold Wrestling Podcast! The boys review the very first WWE Draft show back in 2002 and will be reviewing Raw and Smackdown every week from then on!