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Shake Them Ropes is a pro wrestling podcast hosted by Jeff Hawkins and Chris Novembrino. Each week, we dive into the top stories in professional wrestling and opine on whatever's on our mind from the week in professional wrestling television (and sometimes even Jeff's beloved 80s wrestling) with a light hearted take on the performance aspects of the product. Check us out on Twitter @ShakeThemRopes!

Shake Them Ropes is a pro wrestling podcast hosted by Jeff Hawkins and Chris Novembrino. Each week, we dive into the top stories in professional wrestling and opine on whatever's on our mind from the week in professional wrestling television (and sometimes even Jeff's beloved 80s wrestling) with a light hearted take on the performance aspects of the product. Check us out on Twitter @ShakeThemRopes!

Location:

Fort Wayne, IN

Description:

Shake Them Ropes is a pro wrestling podcast hosted by Jeff Hawkins and Chris Novembrino. Each week, we dive into the top stories in professional wrestling and opine on whatever's on our mind from the week in professional wrestling television (and sometimes even Jeff's beloved 80s wrestling) with a light hearted take on the performance aspects of the product. Check us out on Twitter @ShakeThemRopes!

Language:

English


Episodes

STR. Salute to Air Conditioning

6/25/2022
This week we celebrate air conditioning. In the news, Tim White, more on Stephanie becoming acting CEO, HHH "is back," Muto's retirement tour, Ric Flair's "retirement" match and more. Then THE LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Forbidden Door, Christian Cage, Elias/Ezekiel, Omos/Riddle and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/shake-them-ropes-pro-wrestling-podcast-wwe-nxt-njpw/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out:...

Duration:01:22:47

STR. Wince McMahon

6/18/2022
This week, Vince McMahon. A lot of Vince. the Wall Street Journal reports on Vince and his NDAs, stepping down except still running creative, Vince and Oliver Luck. Jeff Hardy's drunk driving arrest, Dave Hebner passes away, Tony Khan blows off media opportunities, and Mutoh wants five final matches. Then the LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Is Forbidden Door a supercard? What's the story told? And a lot of meandering, but Jeff watched Starrcade 85 this week so he liked something. Support...

Duration:01:14:49

STR. The Door of Obligation

6/11/2022
This week we ask who wants to be a main eventer, as CM Punk and Cody go down with injuries and Roman won't be on yet another PPV. Then the LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Good Wrestling and Bad Storytelling, NXT having a good upside but bad storytelling, AEW having bad storytelling. Sense a theme? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/shake-them-ropes-pro-wrestling-podcast-wwe-nxt-njpw/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out:...

Duration:01:00:59

STR. Maxwell Jacob Not Freed, Man

6/3/2022
This week we talk the MJF promo to start, and why everything it did overshadowed what should have been Wardlow's coming out. Then the news including Sammy and Tay getting engaged, a Ric Flair documentary, wrestlers getting cast in movies and of course our LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Ice Cold Takes on Double or Nothing, what's entertaining Jeff in WWE, and previews of Hell in a Cell and NXT: In Your House. Also, Chris makes a pitch for "The Whacker." Support this podcast at —...

Duration:01:14:57

STR. Double or Nothing

5/27/2022
This week, we have parking grievances, then get into the news: Naomi/Sasha vs. WWE, MITB gets downsized, Kota Ibushi isn't happy and weddings! Then, the LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: NXT 2.0 ends with constructive criticism, the Page/Punk go home: are people making sense in their heads and the Double or Nothing preview Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/shake-them-ropes-pro-wrestling-podcast-wwe-nxt-njpw/donations Advertising Inquiries:...

Duration:01:11:31

STR. Wonder Twins Powers

5/21/2022
This week, we talk Sasha and Naomi walking out, Stephanie taking a sabbatical, Nicole Savoy retiring, television upfronts, the in-ring return of Ric Flair and PWG booking Chris' favorite wrestler and their first women's match since 2011. Plus, the LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM in which we talk of all the things the Patriotic Wrestling Federation, and a lot of AEW Dynamite: The perfection of Wardlow/MJF, the great match of Page/Takeshita, Serena Deeb and JAS/Regal promos and why, contrary...

Duration:01:23:23

STR. Manuka Honey not Monica Honey

5/14/2022
This week the boys talk Roman Reigns new deal, Kota Ibushi wanting out of his deal, goings on in Turner, and more in the news. Then, THE LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Backlash ice cold takes; WWE's good wrestling but bad storytelling; great stuff on AEW; Dax Harwood's very good year; Lacey Evans' story being a swerve; was Darby/Hardy in poor taste given who was in the audience, and more deep questions about a not so deep subject. Support this podcast at —...

Duration:00:59:56

STR. Chris Hates Farmers

5/7/2022
This week we talk George Perez and MULTIVERSES! NXT Cuts, contracts expiring, Freddie Prinze Jr, Tessa Blanchard, WWE Q1, injury updates and tv deals. Then a Backlash preview, then the LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Trent's promo on Rampage, the really good of W Morrissey and Adam Page, the bad of Dynamite: presentation of women, Jeff Hardy; Jeff watched DEFY, the good and bad of NXT Spring Break and the ugly of NXT UK. Plus as the title says, Chris hates farmers. Support this podcast...

Duration:01:28:57

STR. Jeff's Last Year in a Demo that Matters

4/29/2022
We record early on a Friday as it's Jeff's birthday (and then the NXT cuts came, so we'll get to that next week). So instead we talk Bret Hart might still be part of the Owen, COVID hits NJPW and WWE, Discovery and if AEW, and Becky Lynch's thoughts on AEW's women's division. We then transition into the LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Was Dynamite a bit formulaic? WWE's character shifts with no explanation, Cash/Dax, Sky/Sammy, Gacy and his Druids, W. Morrissey, Shida/Deeb and...

Duration:01:14:05

STR. Cheese Platter

4/23/2022
This week the guys talk Tony Khan's Forbidden Door, Bret Hart re-signing with WWE, talent leaving WWE and AEW, new names, and a discussion of what is the point of NXT 2.0 if they aren't doing the mission statement? Then THE LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: A discussion of hate in promos, and why WWE's characterization of babyfaces forces the issue to turn them heel; Jade vs. Marina; the randomness of NXT character choices, good comedy and bad promos in wrestling this week, and...

Duration:01:19:49

STR. Satnum? Damn Near Killed Em

4/16/2022
This week the boys talk all the news including Shinjiro Otani, the UK Stadium show, and Vince issues a memo about names. Then THE LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Week two of the Cody Rhodes story in WWE and Wheeler Yuta in AEW; is Marina Shafir the person to dethrone Jade after her debut on Wednesday; the greatness of the MJF/Dean match; did NXT lose sight of what made Cameron Grimes popular and much much more. Support this podcast at —...

Duration:01:02:40

STR. Post Mania Exhaustion

4/9/2022
This week we talk the release of Nash Carter, Tony Khan's campaign about online criticism, then the LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM! This week: the boys gush about FTR, then ICE COLD TAKES on Wrestlemania weekend and the NXT show, talking about the terrible follow ups on television. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/shake-them-ropes-pro-wrestling-podcast-wwe-nxt-njpw/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out:...

Duration:01:22:08

STR. Wrestlemania Preview

4/1/2022
This week Chris and Jeff discuss the death of Rocky King, the WWE/Fanatics deal, the Steiners going into the Hall of Fame and then THE LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Toni Storm, FTR as babyfaces, Vince McMahon's merchandise, Mania ticket sales and previews of NXT: Stand and Deliver and both nights of Wrestlemania. Plus: artists whose work you hate but you think are great human beings, and what exactly is The Burlington Trip? Support this podcast at —...

Duration:01:37:46

STR. Boarmentum

3/26/2022
This week we talk AEW star building, HHH retiring from the ring, and Toni Storm's OnlyFans. Then the LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM about the Mania build, acting notes on the promos this week, opining on cheap heat, and a moment of silence for Duke Hudson's chest (and more!) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/shake-them-ropes-pro-wrestling-podcast-wwe-nxt-njpw/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:22:03

STR. Bad Guys

3/20/2022
This week, the boys talk the life of the late Scott Hall and opine on his complicated legacy; Tony Khan wanting to bring back ROH as a television show, and WWE meets MLW in court about Court. Then THE LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: The build to Wrestlemania, Happy Brock, Austin Theory, Sports Entertainers, the Butcher, and sheer competency being welcome on NXT 2.0 Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/shake-them-ropes-pro-wrestling-podcast-wwe-nxt-njpw/donations Advertising...

Duration:01:22:17

STR. Butch

3/12/2022
This week the guys give an update on Big E, talk the Hall of Fame inductions of Sid and Vader, and other minor news. Then the LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Revolution, FTR/Tully, the Pat McAfee video and more! Plus, yes, we talk about Pete Dunne. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/shake-them-ropes-pro-wrestling-podcast-wwe-nxt-njpw/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:27:00

STR. Dead Weight

3/5/2022
This week we discuss AEW buying ROH, WWE and Russia, and compare the problems with AEW Media Call and the Pat McAfee and Vince McMahon interview as being the two sides of whatever the hell "wrestling media" means (go listen to Lanza's rant on the Flagship). Then THE LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: AEW Revolution Preview with our analysis of Dynamite, what the hell is NXT letting their women do each other, and Jeff gushes about the tag team of Gordy and Snuka. Support this podcast at —...

Duration:01:26:52

STR. Quadrennial

2/26/2022
The boys talk all the comings and goings in WWE and AEW, then THE LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: the awesome MJF promo, the debut of Nikkita Lyons, and how JR almost tanked the House of Black. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/shake-them-ropes-pro-wrestling-podcast-wwe-nxt-njpw/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:13:26

STR. Dragon Kai

2/19/2022
This week, we talk all things Cody Rhodes. Well, Jeff does and Chris tries to be made to care. But, Jeff makes the case that it's a loss for AEW and why some of the popular narratives of what Cody is going to do may not make sense. Then, we preview the show in Saudi Arabia, which devolves in tasteless jokes. Then the LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: The Creed Brothers, the two Adams, John Creese, GUNTHER, and more! Support this podcast at —...

Duration:01:23:56

STR. Eight Years and 500 Episodes Later

2/12/2022
This week we celebrate the 500th episode and 8th anniversary of Shake Them Ropes. Candy Devine, Rok-C and AEW signings are the news, so we do a lot of LAZY RIVER OF WRESTLING CRITICISM: Naomi/Charlotte, Grizzled Young Veterans, Heel Celebrations, FTR vs. Moxley and Punk! A show plagued by a demon in Chris's computer that would not relent, but we got through it. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/shake-them-ropes-pro-wrestling-podcast-wwe-nxt-njpw/donations Advertising...

Duration:01:14:47