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Award-winning comedy writer Marc Haynes has watched every single Wrestlemania. Broadcaster Pete Donaldson hasn’t. Join them both every week as they subject the greatest spectacle in sports entertainment to the kind of scrutiny that ruins them entirely. A hilarious and surprisingly insightful look into some of the most preposterous, glamorous and over-the-top sporting events the world has ever seen – from Hulk Hogan and Mr T at Madison Square Garden way back in 1985 to Roman Reigns and The Undertaker going head-to-head in April 2017 – Wrestle Me is a must-listen accompaniment to The Grandest Stage of Them All. Say your prayers, take your vitamins and pop your human growth hormone while it's still technically legal. It's Wrestle Me!

Award-winning comedy writer Marc Haynes has watched every single Wrestlemania. Broadcaster Pete Donaldson hasn’t. Join them both every week as they subject the greatest spectacle in sports entertainment to the kind of scrutiny that ruins them entirely. A hilarious and surprisingly insightful look into some of the most preposterous, glamorous and over-the-top sporting events the world has ever seen – from Hulk Hogan and Mr T at Madison Square Garden way back in 1985 to Roman Reigns and The Undertaker going head-to-head in April 2017 – Wrestle Me is a must-listen accompaniment to The Grandest Stage of Them All. Say your prayers, take your vitamins and pop your human growth hormone while it's still technically legal. It's Wrestle Me!
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Award-winning comedy writer Marc Haynes has watched every single Wrestlemania. Broadcaster Pete Donaldson hasn’t. Join them both every week as they subject the greatest spectacle in sports entertainment to the kind of scrutiny that ruins them entirely. A hilarious and surprisingly insightful look into some of the most preposterous, glamorous and over-the-top sporting events the world has ever seen – from Hulk Hogan and Mr T at Madison Square Garden way back in 1985 to Roman Reigns and The Undertaker going head-to-head in April 2017 – Wrestle Me is a must-listen accompaniment to The Grandest Stage of Them All. Say your prayers, take your vitamins and pop your human growth hormone while it's still technically legal. It's Wrestle Me!

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Episodes

12 Days of WrestleMeMas #3: Andre The Giant vs Akira Maeda

12/12/2018
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Andre The Giant vs Akira Maeda Merry Christmas you lot! Pete and Marc are back for 12 brand new shows, taking in legendary matches from the last forty years of professional wrestling. Andre gets a shoeing in this one, the poor giant sod. Another episode in two days! show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - rate and review us on the ol' iTunes - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:21:15

12 Days of WrestleMeMas #1: Inoki vs Antonio shoot match

12/10/2018
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Antonio Inoki vs The Great Antonio Merry Christmas you lot! Pete and Marc are back for 12 brand new shows, taking in legendary matches from the last forty years of professional wrestling. First up, a horrible shoot match from 1977, where two men called Antonio have an actual fight. Another episode in two days! show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - rate and review us on the ol' iTunes - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:27:02

James “Tiny” Weeks - Starrcade 1983 Part 3

12/6/2018
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We all stand for our national anthem. In the dark. Stay tuned for some well-earned Christmas fun! show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:44:43

The Johnny Weaver memorial episode: Starrcade 1983 Part 2

11/29/2018
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Is Abdullah The Butcher the bleediest bleeder of all time? Either way, you don't want any of it on you. Here's the great man in Japan, doing a lemonade commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W_IWeotB-c show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:37:51

Dusty's Diamond - Starrcade 1983 Part 1

11/22/2018
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Marc and Pete take a well-earned trip back to 1983 and the positively ancient inaugural Starrcade event. Possibly the only televised event as poorly executed as the first Wrestlemania. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:43:40

Shawn Michaels gets his bum out: Wrestlemania XIV part 2

11/15/2018
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Terry Funk buys a chainsaw then gets powerbombed into a massive bin. Respect. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:53:57

Oh say can you see: Wrestlemania XIV part 1

11/8/2018
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Pete and Marc drink in the Rage-era twangs of Chris Warren's DX Band and their rather novel rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner. Incredible. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:49:19

Of Montreal: Survivor Series 97 part 4

11/1/2018
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One of the most talked-about events in wrestling history, The Montreal Screwjob...gets talked about some more. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:41:48

Ass 3:16: Survivor Series 97 part 3

10/25/2018
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Jimmy Saville's wrestling career gets a mention, if you've listened to 40 episodes waiting for that... show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:34:35

Rosa Parks' tour of duty: Survivor Series 97 part 2

10/18/2018
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A cameraman wants a peek at our favourite pan-sexual Oscar, and gets only the top of Doug Furnas' head. Shame. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:35:14

Jam Master Paul Jay: Survivor Series 97 part 1

10/11/2018
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Pete and Marc turn their attention to one of the most notorious pay-per-views in professional wrestling history, Survivor Series '97. It's fucking more grubby than either of them could have imagined. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:48:26

Scissor brothers - Wrestlemania 13 part 3!

10/4/2018
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"He'd been good to me" says Sycho Sid. Tony Chimel takes a tumble again in our final chunk of Wrestlemania 13, and Shawn Michaels uses a laptop to search for pictures of ladies, presumably. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:01:14:16

Everyone hates Rocky: Wrestlemania 13 part 2!

9/27/2018
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Lawler edges it up a bit with some dreadful patter, Pete goes off on one about Funko Pops. Next week: the final chunk of Wrestlemania 13 in an AOL dial-up internet-bothering hour and five dose. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:39:18

Big Baby Doll: Wrestlemania 13 part 1!

9/20/2018
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Pete and Marc take a look at Wrestlemania 13, the first appearance of The Rock (and his Dad.) The Sony Playstation blimp makes an appearance, and sees too much. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:49:08

Tony Chimel's face: Wrestlemania 12 part 2!

9/13/2018
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The Piper-Goldust festivities continue. Marc writes a bare-bone outline for a CBeebies show. Tony takes one for the team, and all kinds of mad shit happens behind the scenes. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:01:00:08

Faceboobs: Wrestlemania 12 part 1!

9/6/2018
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The celeb-free grapplefest that was Wrestlemania XII rolls around, and Pete and Marc are marvelling at how underwhelming Triple H and Stone Cold's first Wrestlemanias were. Pete reviews Dave Bautista's latest film, and we get more proof, if proof be needed show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:01:00:56

SummerSlam ’89 Part 3

8/30/2018
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In our final SummerSlam show... oh boy. Desecration of a corpse and terrorist tittle-tattle. Please come and see our live show on the 9th September. We won't do this, we promise. https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/wrestle-me/ show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:31:16

SummerSlam ’89 Part 2

8/23/2018
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Warrior delivers one of his greatest monologues, and Rick's soul gets served. We're doing a live show on the 9th September in Kings Cross London, come see us! https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/wrestle-me/ show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:30:34

SummerSlam ’89 Part 1

8/16/2018
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Pete goes deep into the whereabouts of Koko B. Ware's magnificent macaw, and Marc and Pete take a look at SummerSlam 89. We're doing a live show on the 9th September in Kings Cross London, come see us! https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/wrestle-me/ show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod

Duration:00:50:14

Wrestle Me: SummerSlam ’88 Part 2

8/9/2018
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In this week’s SummerSlam special, Marc wonders why The Honky Tonk Man spent so many wasted hours in airless recording studios – he then goes on to express his love for the actor Daisy Ridley in perhaps the worst way possible. show@wrestlemepod.com if you'd like to say hello - and you can find us on Twitter @wrestlemepod.

Duration:00:37:12