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Voices of Wrestling is a different type of wrestling blog. Our goal is to take an intelligent, deep look at the art of professional wrestling (past and present). We specialize in show reviews and insights from all across the world of professional wrestling.

Voices of Wrestling is a different type of wrestling blog. Our goal is to take an intelligent, deep look at the art of professional wrestling (past and present). We specialize in show reviews and insights from all across the world of professional wrestling.
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Voices of Wrestling is a different type of wrestling blog. Our goal is to take an intelligent, deep look at the art of professional wrestling (past and present). We specialize in show reviews and insights from all across the world of professional wrestling.

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English


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255. WWE Elimination Chamber, Future PPVs, Raw Gauntlet

2/21/2018
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Rob and Jeff are back heading into a potentially wild Elimination Chamber weekend. It's the next stop on the road to WrestleMania. We'll hopefully find out the direction for the Universal and Raw Women's Championships heading into Mania, plus the 2nd debut of Ronda Rousey.

Duration:01:02:10

Wrestling Omakase #34: WWE 2003-2007 w/ Andrew Rich

2/21/2018
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Wrestling Omakase is back with another historical episode, as John is joined by returning 3-time guest Andrew Rich (@AndrewTRich) from the Music of the Mat podcast to discuss a period of WWE both of them still remember well. We discuss Andrew's childhood formative days as a wrestling fan, starting around mid-2003 and going through WrestleMania 23 in 2007; a period where John attended quite a few shows live, including two Manias. Hear their thoughts on the major talents and stories of the...

Duration:01:43:42

19: EVOLVE 100/101 review, Theory/ZSJ, The Evolvepod Challenge

2/20/2018
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The Wrong Boyz are back in action with a full review of the final EVOLVE shows before Mania Weekend! On this week’s episode, we break down Austin Theory’s big title challenge (and Aaron T’s horrendously off-base prediction), evaluate a couple big performances from rising EVOLVE talents and sing the praises of AR Fox and The Skulk. Plus, you’ll learn which EVOLVE wrestler is a confirmed cop and how YOU can win your very own Wrestling Fans Against Fascism t-shirt -- for absolutely free. All...

Duration:01:55:14

Music of the Mat #27: The Songs That Built Progress (Vol. 1)

2/20/2018
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On this episode of Music of the Mat, Andrew is joined by Duncan Joyce (Then, Now, Whatever) to discuss a selection of themes that helped make UK promotion Progress Wrestling the phenomenon that it is today. They play themes for Jimmy Havoc, Marty Scurll, Ringkampf, and plenty more!

Duration:01:38:58

Sarah & Sarah #5 Makin' friends - Reverse call in show plus wXw ROH EVOLVE & OTT

2/19/2018
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Join Sarah and Sarah as they discuss all of the wrestling they watched since episode 4! Also the debut of the reverse call in segment "Call some guys"

Duration:01:51:55

36: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE UK & International w/ Will Cooling, TV Rights, Bloomberg Business article

2/17/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard Thurston (@brandonthurston) are joined by Will Cooling (@willcooling) of Fighting Spirit Magazine to talk all things WWE in the United Kingdom and other international business. How much has TV viewership of RAW and SmackDown declined recently? Will the company get another raise from their TV partners at Sky? Plus Chris and Brandon discuss a new Bloomberg Business article on WWE and play Mainstream Wrestling Article Bingo. Go to...

Duration:02:09:18

Wrestling Omakase #33: History of STARDOM w/ Sean Williams & Tara Wrist

2/17/2018
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Wrestling Omakase returns after a brief period off with an exciting new episode looking at the entire history of the World Wonder Ring, STARDOM! John is joined by returning guest Sean Williams (@TheDragonSuplex), author of the STARDOM Project blog, and new guest Tara Wrist (@ae2501maeth), longtime STARDOM and joshi fan, to discuss the entire history of this incredibly interesting joshi promotion! The three start right at the beginning in 2011 and discuss a ton of different topics as they...

Duration:02:52:48

Burning Spirits #61: AJPW/BJW/NOAH/DDT

2/16/2018
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Burning Spirits is back with another show hitting on several different promotions across the japanese wrestling landscape. We lead off with some discussion about the AJPW Yokohama Twilight Blues show, Champion Carnival blocks, and All Japan's upcoming streaming service. We then move over to the world of Big Japan where we discuss the Strong Climb blocks, as well as two title matches from 1/25\. Some quick NOAH discussion, then it's on to DDT where we breakdown some important storylines...

Duration:01:55:03

VOW Flagship: New Beginning in Osaka, EVOLVE Weekend & more!

2/16/2018
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This week on the Voices of Wrestling flagship podcast Joe and Rich recap NJPW's The New Beginning in Osaka, NJPW's 46th Anniversary Show, EVOLVE 100 & 101, the history of EVOLVE and much more. Support our sponsor SeatGeek: Download the SeatGeek app and use promo code VOW to get $20 off your first purchase.

Duration:02:25:48

18: EVOLVE 100/101 Preview, Mania Weekend business analysis

2/15/2018
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The Aarons are back with a full preview of this weekend’s EVOLVE shows! On this week’s episode, we talk EVOLVE 100 and 101, WWN’s WrestleMania Weekend ticket sales and the always convoluted internal dynamics of Catch Point. In addition, we break down EVOLVE’s performance in the Voices of Wrestling match of the year poll, The Problem With Ranking Matches and a spirited debate over whether Austin Theory will win the EVOLVE championship Saturday. Only one #WrongBoy can be Fully Wrong. Who...

Duration:01:44:35

2: BritWres Roundtable: January Roundup, Oceania-European Exchange & More

2/14/2018
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Oli and Arn are here for our first standard episode under our more conversational format. They cover all the delights of European Grappling's January and early February, including an early Match of the Year contender between Timothy Thatcher and WALTER. Plus the boys discuss the pairing between the Oceania and European region, as well as their dream imports to see in 2018.

Duration:01:16:52

254. Chamber, Fastlane, Mixed Match, 205 Live, MURPHY

2/14/2018
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This was one up and down week of WWE television, folks. The highs of Raw, featuring Braun and Elias in a musical battle... The lows of Smackdown featuring Baron and Dolph entering the World Title picture. Plus, Rusev and Lana dress for the occasion, Buddy Murphy makes weight, and Akira Tozawa is still depressed over not being named 205 Live General Manager. All that and more on an all new Shake Them Ropes!

Duration:00:56:40

35: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE 2017 top financial stories, Mookie's divisional scorecard, Mysterio in NJPW

2/11/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * Top WWE 2017 financial stories * Mookie scores each segment of WWE's business * Rey Mysterio vs. Jushin Thunder Liger announced for NJPW Long Beach show Go to patreon.com/wrestlenomics to become a Patreon supporter for this week’s exclusive bonus audio on: Check out Mookie’s work at wrestlenomics.com and indeedwrestling.com. Read Brandon’s latest at fightful.com....

Duration:02:47:04

New Japan Purocast - EP118 - "The New Beginning in Osaka" Review

2/11/2018
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In this week's episode of the New Japan Purocast, we give our thoughts on "The New Beginning in Osaka" from 2/10\. Plus, we run down the card for New Japan Road on 2/14 and much more!

Duration:01:50:56

VOW Flagship: 205 Live The Reborn, New Beginning Osaka, AJPW & more!

2/9/2018
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This week on the Voices of Wrestling flagship podcast we discuss the new and improved 205 Live, the difference Triple H has made in the product and the history of Vince McMahon's wrestling mind. Other topics include a preview of NJPW's The New Beginning In Osaka, a review of All Japan Pro Wrestling's recent Osaka show, shirtless Tongans, what Winter Sport Joe should compete in and much more. We ran out of time and were unable to discuss and wrap-up our Match of the Year. We've moved that...

Duration:03:00:11

253. WWE Raw Review, 205 Live, NXT & more!

2/8/2018
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The road to Elimination Chamber, Fastlane, and WrestleMania continues with twists and turns and Roderick Strong beating Hideo Itami WHAT!?

Duration:00:49:04

Music of the Mat #26: The Highs and Lows of Rob Van Dam

2/6/2018
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On this episode of Music of the Mat, Andrew looks at the theme history of "The Whole F'n Show" Rob Van Dam through a very specific lens: Marijuana! Yes, you read that right. Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

Duration:01:02:14

New Japan Purocast - EP117 - "The New Beginning in Osaka" Preview

2/4/2018
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In this week's episode of the New Japan Purocast, we preview the 2/5 & 2/6 Korakuen cards, and well as "The New Beginning in Osaka" on 2/10.

Duration:01:39:40

Wrestling Omakase #32: VOW 2017 Match of the Year Poll Roundtable

2/2/2018
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Omakase is back for a rare second time within a week as we break down the 2017 VOW Match of the Year poll! John is joined by five guests, all of them VOW MOTY voters, for a roundtable discussion: Josh Robinson (@MisterJoshDude), Suit Williams (@SuitWilliams), Michael Spears (@fujiiheya), Kevin Hare (@stan__hansen), and Kevin Brown (@darukinoi). Each of us go through our own top 10 match-by-match, revealing where it finished on the final list and whether or not the placement surprised us....

Duration:02:55:59

1: BritWres Roundtable: The 3rd Annual Britties; 2017 Euro Graps Awards

1/30/2018
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The BritWres Roundtable returns for their first episode of Season 2 of the show with the third annual Britties. European wrestling from 2017 is given a good once-over with a fine comb, and the three guys hand out their awards for the year. Plenty of debate is had, deals are made and friendships may possibly be broken all in the name of Euro Graps.

Duration:02:26:34

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