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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


Episodes

26: Wrestlenomics Radio: Triple H beats Jinder in India, Bagwell/Raven lawsuit dropped, 205 Live house shows, latest Barrios talk

12/9/2017
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: -WWE in New Delhi, HHH beats Jinder Mahal -WWE in Abu Dhabi -Buff Bagwell & Raven (Scott Levy) WWE Network royalties lawsuit dropped -205 Live house shows announced -NXT airing on USA Network as part of WWE week -WWE stadium PPV in Australia? -Review of WWE CFO George Barrios' talk at the UBS media conference This week’s episode is brought to you by SeatGeek! Make your...

Duration: 02:51:45


Burning Spirits #55: Brennan Solo Edition: Differ Cup Memorial 2017

12/8/2017
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With Kevin burning the midnight oil and Drew trying to escape literally burning, Brennan is the sole Burning Spirit, running a solo mission from a snowy Holiday Inn in Austin Texas to review the return of the multi-promotion Differ Cup Memorial 2017 tag team tournament. Listen as Brennan pontificates upon this ragtag tag team tournament, breaking down the matches and sharing his thoughts. He also provides some brief discussion on the upcoming New Year's Eve Tag Team Shuffle!

Duration: 00:27:22


VOW Flagship: 205 Live House Shows, Global League, Q&A and more!

12/8/2017
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This week on the Voices of Wrestling flagship podcast: 205 Live goes on the road, reviewing NOAH's Global League final, a check-in on NJPW's World Tag League, WK12 airing on AXS TV and last but not least, your questions! Support our sponsor SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and use promo cod VOW for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase.

Duration: 03:23:15


Everything Evolves 13: WWN/FloSlam, EVOLVE 96/97 Previews

12/7/2017
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After a nice, long layoff, the #WrongBoyz are back in action! On this week’s episode, we share our thoughts on EVOLVE’s new beginning and break down all the matches coming up at this weekend’s EVOLVE 96 and EVOLVE 97 shows. We chat about the parallel rise of Austin Theory and Darby Allin, EVOLVE’s last round of excellent mini-docs and an ingenious plan to return Aaron B to the good graces of the promotion he once betrayed. All that and more on Everything Evolves 13!

Duration: 01:19:22


New Japan Purocast - EP 110 - WTL thoughts, Year End Award picks, and more!

12/6/2017
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In this week’s edition of the New Japan Purocast, we continue our discussion of the World Tag League, including one of the best heavyweight tag matches of the year. Plus, we give you OUR picks for the 2017 Purocast Year End Awards. A fun show as always!

Duration: 01:47:59


Wrestling Omakase #23: DDT Year in Review w/ Mort & Drew Wardlaw

12/5/2017
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It's time to get back to the Year in Review series this week on Wrestling Omakase, and we have a hell of a promotion to cover: Dramatic Dream Team! John is joined by Mort (@mortenvh) of the award-winning Real Hero Archive and Drew Wardlaw of fellow VOW podcast Burning Spirits (@_burningspirits), both returning guests, to break down a promotion all three of them love! We go month-by-month highlighting our favorite matches, moments, and shows of the year, for nearly two hours. Then we get...

Duration: 02:54:42


25: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWN's iPPV buys, WON HOF results, Broken Matt, Cody/Bucks show & merch

12/3/2017
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@BrandonThurston) discuss the week's topics in wrestling business news: -WWN's iPPV buys from 2015 and 2016 -FloSlam officially done -Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame results -NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 attendance update -Broken/Woken Matt Hardy IP coming to WWE -WWE surveys fans on celebrities -John Cena sued by Ford Motors for selling car -Cody Rhodes & Young Bucks search for 10,000-seat venue -WWE Studios changes vision Become a Patreon...

Duration: 02:52:34


Burning Spirits #54: God Bless DDT 2017

12/1/2017
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Brennan and Drew are Kevin-less yet again this week, but still somehow manage to deliver a solid top-to-bottom review of DDT's "God Bless DDT 2017" Korakuen Hall show, headlined by two very strong title matches. In addition to breaking down every match, the boys also go over the D-King Grand Prix blocks and run through the potential winners and cover some booking scenarios in the process!

Duration: 01:14:56


VOW Flagship: Styles & Suzuki, WON HOF, All-In, FloSlam/WWN & more!

12/1/2017
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Topics this week on the Voices of Wrestling flagship podcast include AJ Styles and Minoru Suzuki entering the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame, how voters reacted to Tetsuya Naito, Kota Ibushi and other candidates this year. The ongoing legal battle between FloSlam and WWN including new details and court filings, Cody and the Young Bucks going "ALL-IN" and what it could mean for the wrestling world and last but not least brief NXT TakeOver & Survivor Series 2017 thoughts. Support our...

Duration: 03:20:27


Music of the Mat #21: Stone Cold Steve Austin

11/28/2017
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OH! HELL! YEAH! On this episode of Music of the Mat, Andrew is joined by Rob McCarron (Shake Them Ropes) as they open up a can *chhh* of audio whoop-ass and discuss the theme history of Stone Cold Steve Austin. This is a jam-packed episode full of iconic themes, audio clips, and broken glass. And that's the bottom line 'cause Stone Cold said so!

Duration: 02:03:25


Wrestling Omakase #22: PWG w/ Eric Ex & Brian

11/28/2017
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We take a break from our Year in Review series this week on Omakase to take another look at another American independent wrestling mainstay: California's Pro Wrestling Guerrilla! John is joined by two fans who have been attending PWG for years: Eric (@superjew1) who has been attending since 2013, and Brian (@BrianDaBrain) who has been attending since 2006. Brian also started the PWG trading card project, which he gives us some details on during the episode. But the main topics include: how...

Duration: 01:24:16


New Japan Purocast - EP109 – WTL thoughts, WK12 news, and more!

11/27/2017
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In this week’s edition of the New Japan Purocast, we take a look at the World Tag League as a whole up to 11/26 and give our thoughts on the best matches and teams thus far. Plus, will WK 12 have a prime time slot on AXS TV? All that and much more fun!

Duration: 01:34:42


Burning Spirits #53: AJPW Joe Doering vs. Yoshitatsu & Jr. Tag Battle of Glory!

11/24/2017
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This week on Burning Spirits, Kevin is working away preparing for the holiday season, leaving Brennan & Drew to review the 11/9 AJPW Korakuen show. We break down every match on the card, including the Jr. Tag league finals and the monstrous main event of former WWE talents Joe Doering vs Yoshitatsu! A quick, fun show to listen to over the holidays!

Duration: 00:52:07


Wrestling Omakase #21: WWE Year in Review w/ Kelly Harrass & August Baker

11/21/2017
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Our 2017 Year in Review series continues this week with everyone's favorite promotion, World Wrestling Entertainment! John is joined by the only two members of the VOW family who can be reliably counted on for WWE PPV roundtables, Kelly Harrass (@comicgeekelly) & August Baker (@augustbaker12), as we break down WWE's 2017! We discuss what the top WWE and NXT contenders might be for various year end awards (MVP, Most Outstanding, Show of the Year, and more), whether the return of split brand...

Duration: 02:04:42


New Japan Purocast – Purocast Year End Awards 2017 Preview

11/20/2017
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In this week’s edition of the New Japan Purocast, we take a look at the categories and nominees for the 3rd Annual Purocast Year End Awards! Plus, WTL discussion and much more!

Duration: 01:51:29


242. WWE Survivor Series, NXT Takeover War Games Reviews

11/20/2017
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Rob and Jeff review WWE Survivor Series 2017 featuring Raw vs Smackdown, plus NXT Takeover: War Games featuring the return of a WCW classic. Also, what's next for EVERYBODY!?

Duration: 01:12:08


23: Wrestlenomics Radio: Jinder experiment done?, NJPW revenue, Zayn & Owens sent home

11/19/2017
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@BrandonThurston) discuss recent events in wrestling news, including: WWE in India, NXT vs. ROH in San Antonio, James Ellsworth, NJPW's revenue for the year, Wrestle Kingdom 12 possibly coming to PPV, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens sent home from European tour, Zayn vs. Roman Reigns as an attendance draw, WWE legal update, the NWA title and more! Become a Patreon supporter and see the show notes with exclusive detail, article links, commentary...

Duration: 02:49:07


Burning Spirits #52: BJW November Korakuen, BJW Core & Catchup

11/17/2017
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Well, the whole gang is finally back together to talk some Big Japan. But First! Brennan shares some stories and highlights from his wedding. Then we move on to discuss Big Japan's new streaming service, BJW Core. We discuss our experiences with the site, the content issues, and coverage of the promotion going forward. We then move on to the matches, covering the deathmatch title bout from 10/8, the Saikyou Tag League Finals from 10/15, and the much sought after 11/1 Korakuen show,...

Duration: 01:31:39


VOW Flagship: Survivor Series, War Games & NWA/Tim Storm

11/17/2017
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Topics on this week's Voices of Wrestling flagship podcast include a look at the much-anticipated Tim Storm/Nick Aldis match, what's next for Storm and the NWA and how their simple approach to building matches is working. We then get very WWE-heavy as we preview their upcoming weekend including NXT TakeOver: War Games, WWE Survivor Series 2017 as well as discussions about the release of James Ellsworth and changes to the WWE India Tour.

Duration: 02:45:05


Wrestling Omakase #20: AJPW Year in Review w/ Eyean

11/16/2017
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This week on Wrestling Omakase we begin our Year in Review Series! Each episode will recap a specific promotion's 2017 with passionate fans/viewers of the company, giving you match recommendations, picks for various awards (MVP/Most Outstanding/Show/Tag Team/etc.), and an overview of what the past year has looked like. It's a great way to wind down 2017, and it starts this week with All Japan! Our guest is Eyean (@skrongstyle), a very devoted AJPW fan, and together he and John break down...

Duration: 01:52:57

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