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Brian Fritz talks with a rotating cast of top wrestling stars, media members and longtime friends about the latest happening in pro wrestling with their entertaining and educated insight.






Hurricane Irma, Kevin Owens Makes Vince Bleed, Monsters Collide (Ep. 620)

Brian and Michael are back for a mega pod! The guys discuss Hurricane Irma and Brian experiencing it first-hand in Central Florida, The Miz and Maryse's announcement, the big angle involving Kevin Owens and Vince McMahon and what this could do for KO, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman's latest interaction and what this should lead to, the Mae Young Classic, how WWE should use special tournaments going forward, the third back-and-forth between John Cena and Roman Reigns, why NXT is the...

Duration: 02:14:08

Impact Wrestling Troubles, John Cena v Roman Reigns Part Deux (Ep. 619)

Brian and Michael discuss the latest round of major issues for Impact Wrestling from Jeff Jarrett being forced out to major financial problems and why the company has been unable to get back on track for years, the week in WWE including another verbal showdown between John Cena and Roman Reigns to Kevin Owens owning SmackDown, Ric Flair back to being the 'Nature Boy', JBL stepping down from his broadcast position, and answers to your questions.

Duration: 01:28:11

John Cena Shoots on Roman Reigns, WWE Hotshotting Matches (Ep. 618)

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss John Cena shooting down Roman Reigns in their promo showdown on 'Raw' and if WWE should embrace more reality-based segments, if the WWE is giving away big matches too quickly and what their mentality is these days, how the WWE Network fits into all of this, Asuka leaving NXT her next step, Southpaw Regional Wrestling, the Sexy Star - Rosemary situation in AAA and answers to your questions.

Duration: 01:29:33

WWE SummerSlam + NXT TakeOver, Beach Balls and Daniel Bryan Returning? (Ep. 617)

Brian and Michael recap WWE ''SummerSlam' and 'NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III', Adam Cole's exciting debut, Booby Roode call-up to 'SmackDown', beach balls at WWE events and if they are fun or rude, Daniel Bryan's likely return to the ring and what company it should be with, the Brock Lesnar - Jon Jones superfight that could have been, injuries, and your questions.

Duration: 01:53:59

NJPW G1 Climax Excited, WWE SummerSlam Preview (Ep. 616)

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the NJPW G1 Climax and that promotion moving into 2018, the week in WWE from Baron Corbin's MITB cash-in flub to Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins reuniting and preview this weekend's NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III and WWE SummerSlam events including predictions for the matches and what is coming next.

Duration: 01:52:10

WWE SummerSlam Grows, Possible Superstar Shakeup with Jason Powell (Ep. 613)

Brian Fritz is joined by Jason Powell of as they discuss WWE SummerSlam which continues to grow, why it looks like Charlotte and Becky Lynch won't be on that show, if UFC champion Jon Jones should be at ringside for the main event, and a possible superstar shakeup coming and who could be on the move including NXT call-ups.

Duration: 01:27:56

John Cena and Brock Lesnar WWE Future, SummerSlam Taking Shape (Ep. 612)

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the WWE future of both John Cena and Brock Lesnar, what it could mean for the company going forward, how SummerSlam is coming together and if Cena will be a part of it, how the brand split is working, WWE cutbacks, the Hardy's moving forward with the "Broken Universe", and take your questions.

Duration: 01:57:42

Seth Rollins Talks 'Armed Response', Kenny King on 'The Bachelorette' (Ep. 611)

Brian Fritz talks with WWE superstar Seth Rollins about his upcoming movie "Armed Response", the process of making the movie, fight scenes, going through rehab while making it, his return to the ring, and Kurt Angle coming to Raw. Then, Ring of Honor's Kenny King discusses his experience of being on the current season of ABC's "The Bachelorette", making it to week six, how he left the show, and his goals now upon his return to wrestling.

Duration: 00:41:54

Battleground Review, WWE Stumbles Towards SummerSlam (Ep. 610)

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at WWE Battleground, the return of the Great Khali, storytelling issues and hotshotting matches heading towards SummerSlam, NXT debuts, GFW champion suspended, and your questions.

Duration: 01:48:22

Kurt Angle's Big Reveal, WWE Battleground Preview with Spencer Davies (Ep. 609)

Brian Fritz is joined by Spencer Davies as they discuss rumors of Brock Lesnar fighting again in UFC, the Kurt Angle — Jason Jordan storyline on Raw, the end of American Alpha, the WWE tag team scene, a preview of Battleground, SummerSlam main event, NXT television, and your questions.

Duration: 01:38:35

James Storm on Slammiversary, TNA Early Days, DCC Angle, and GFW (Ep. 608)

Brian Fritz brings on 'Cowboy" James Storm to discuss Slammiversary XV, being a TNA original, having Jeff Jarrett back in an executive role with the company, the change to GFW, his role backstage, working a few shows with NXT, being called a tag team specialist, and the DCC storyline and his plans for it.

Duration: 00:49:27

Great Balls of Fire, SummerSlam, and Del Rio Suspension with Justin Barrasso (Ep. 607)

Brian Fritz is joined by's Justin Barrasso as they discuss the suspension of Alberto Del Rio, Great Balls of Fire and the fallout from that event leading into SummerSlam, the Hardy Boyz battle for the "Broken Universe", and the upcoming NJPW G1 Climax.

Duration: 01:08:48

NJPW G1USA Special Recap with Will Pruett (Ep. 606)

Brian Fritz is joined by Will Pruett of to discuss the NJPW G1USA Special event in Long Beach, Calif., their experience over the past few days covering the event, Bullet Club dominance, how the company did in its U.S. debut, and the upcoming G1 Tournament.

Duration: 00:57:48

Big Weekend in Wrestling, Great Balls of Fire are Coming (Ep. 605)

Brian Fritz is joined by Scott Fishman as they discuss Cody becoming the ROH Champion, his title vs. title match against IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada at NJPW's debut in Long Beach, Impact Wrestling 'Slammiversary', how Great Balls of Fire looks like a loaded show, where WWE could be afterwards and into SummerSlam, the women's MITB match, Lavar Ball idiocy, and Daniel Bryan's possible return to the ring.

Duration: 01:03:47

WWE 'Money in the Bank', Austin Aries Talks New Book (Ep. 604)

Brian Fritz talks about the WWE 'Money in the Bank' including the women's ladder match, creative difficulties within the company, build-up for Brock Lesnar-Samoa Joe, and how it's all about Summerslam right now. Plus, Austin Aries talks about his new book 'Food Fight'.

Duration: 00:54:29

Okada vs Omega 2 Delights, WWE Money in the Bank Predictions (Ep. 603)

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at the NJPW Dominion show including the fantastic rematch between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega, comparing New Japan to WWE, the brawl between Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar, could this build to more than just one match, free agent John Cena, Roman Reigns announcement, a preview on Money in the Bank and your questions.

Duration: 01:09:36

EC3 on State of Impact Wrestling, India Tour, and Slammiversary (Ep. 602)

Brian Fritz brings on Ethan Carter III to discuss his weird schedule, Impact Wrestling's tapings in India and why the trip was miserable for him, new ownership, once again being a protagonist, his feud last year with Bobby Lashley and not winning the championship, and the upcoming July 2 Slammiversary pay-per-view.

Duration: 00:57:01

WWE Extreme Rules Reaction, Lost Bayley, New Japan in North America (Ep. 601)

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman look back at WWE Extreme Rules, Samoa Joe as the #1 contender for Brock Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire, what has happened with Bayley, missed opportunities with Bray Wyatt, if New Japan can make a big impact in North America heading into the Dominion show and your questions

Duration: 01:35:00

Women of Raw, WWE Extreme Rules Preview (Ep. 600)

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the awful "This is Your Life" segment from Raw and what has happened to the women's division, comparing Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler, a preview of Extreme Rules including who they think should next challenge Brock Lesnar along with your questions.

Duration: 01:36:31

Jinder Mahal Wins WWE Championship, NXT TakeOver: Chicago Reaction (Ep. 599)

Brian and Michael are back after a busy weekend and newsworthy week in professional wrestling! They'll give their reactions to the UK Championship special and NXT TakeOver: Chicago, discuss the controversial (?) decision to crown Jinder Mahal as the NEW WWE Champion at WWE Backlash, discuss the rock star status of guys like Shinsuke Nakamura, and more! Plus, your questions answered LIVE on air!

Duration: 01:54:20

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