Wrestling House Show

Joey and chris

Wrestling House Show is a podcast that is dedicated and determined to be THE voice of the new wrestling media. Join us for discussions focusing on the past, present and future of professional wrestling.

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With stars like Jake Roberts, Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, The Hart Foundation, The Killer Bees, and more all in competition on the eighth Saturday Night’s Main Event, the show certainly sounds promising. But did the event deliver a show worth watching all these years later? Find out in the latest Wrestling House Show Super Show retro review as we take a look at the WWF/WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event that aired on November 29, 1986!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Theme Music: “Obsession” by Animotion from the album Animotion

May 31

27 min 18 sec

Though the show's subtitle (The Skywalkers) is a reference to the infamous scaffold match between The Road Warriors and The Midnight Express, was that the match most worth remembering? Find out by listening to the latest Wrestling House Show Super Show retro review as we talk about every match on NWA's Starrcade 1986 including Ric Flair vs Nikita Koloff for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, The Rock 'n' Roll Express vs The Minnesota Wrecking Crew in a cage for the NWA World Tag Team Championships, a First Blood match between Tully Blanchard and Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World TV Championship, an Indian Strap match between Rick Rude and Wahoo McDaniel, and lots more!Starrcade 1986 took place at the the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina and the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia over closed-circuit on November 27, 1986.Theme Music: "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath

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Apr 27

57 min

Jake Roberts and Ricky Steamboat fought with animals, the Dream Team challenged the British Bulldogs for the WWF Tag Titles, Kamala squashed Lanny Poffo, Roddy Piper face The Iron Sheik, and Paul Orndorff challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWF Title in a Saturday Night's Main Event that sounds like a lot of fun, but did the actual action live up to the show's potential. Listen and find out in the later WHS Super Show retro review covering the Saturday Night's Main Event that aired on October 4, 1986!iTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Opening Music: “Obsession” by Animotion from the album AnimotionClosing Music: “Take Me Home” by Phil Collins from No Jacket Required

Jan 10

29 min 39 sec

Originally a house show that was later released as WWF Coliseum home video, The Big Event took place at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Canada on August 28, 1986. With Junkyard Dog vs Adrian Adonis, Jake Roberts vs Ricky Steamboat, and Hulk Hogan vs Paul Orndorff as just a few of the show's big matches, and a live crowd of over 60,000 people (or 70,000 depending on who's counting), the show definitely had potential. But did it it live up to expectations? Find out in the Wrestling House Show's latest retro review!Episode Length: 42:01Intro Music: “Ravishing (instrumental)” by Bonnie TylerOutro Music: “I’m a Fighter” by Van Zant from the album Van Zant

Dec 2020

42 min 7 sec

In a show not so dissimilar from the previous Great American Bash covered on the previous WHS Super Show, Dusty Rhodes challenges Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship inside a steel cage! Listen as we discuss that and every other match from the July 26th, 1986 Great American Bash event!

Nov 2020

38 min 57 sec

In 1986, the Great American Bash wasn't just a show, it was a series of shows in which NWA World Heavyweight Champion had to defend his title at each one. Listen to the latest WHS Super Show retro review to hear all about the July 5th, 1986 Great American Bash from Charlotte, North Carolina, the night Ric Flair descended from the sky in a helicopter to defend his title in a steel cage. 

Nov 2020

49 min 20 sec

Airing on May 6th, 1986, less than a month after WrestleMania 2, the British Bulldogs defended their newly-won tag titles against Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik, Adrian Adonis really wanted to wrestle Paul Orndorff, and Hulk Hogan teamed with The Junkyard Dog to take on the Funk brothers. With all of those matches plus Jake "The Snake" Roberts versus Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, this has to be one of the greatest Saturday Night's Main Events of all time, right? Right?! Listen and find out as we break down all the matches in our review of the sixth WWF/WWE Saturday Night's Main Event!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Episode Length: 26:41Opening Music: “Obsession” by Animotion from the album AnimotionClosing Music: “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” by Billy Ocean from The Jewel of the Nile soundtrack (1985)

Sep 2020

26 min 44 sec

With major titles on the line and major wrestlers from around the world all under one massive dome, the AWA was aiming high with WrestleRock 1986. Listen as Joey and chris break down and rank all the matches on (the WWE Network version of) the show to let you know exactly what to cherry pick from this long and interesting piece of pro wrestling history. Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Episode Length: 54:52Intro & Outro Music: “WrestleRock Rumble”Enjoy the full experience of the “WrestleRock Rumble” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOSFpzPlO4Q

Sep 2020

54 min 59 sec

Stardom's biggest tournament of the year, the 5 Star Grand Prix, got off to a great start... but was stalled for weeks by health issues. Catch up on everything that happened in Stardom throughout the month of August 2020 in the latest WHS minisode! Listen to find out what have been the best matches from the two 5 Star GP shows that have happened so far, the reasons why everything got delayed, and a few thoughts about everyone's chances in the tournament!Hana Kimura T-shirt (proceeds go to Hana’s family): https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/we-love-hana-also-available-in-black.htmlOur Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Episode Length: 17:56Check out all the matches talked about on the show over at STARDOM WORLD!Music: “SMACK baby SMACK” by BiSH from the album THE GUERiLLA BiSH(Check out BiSH on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Rgjf4DzvFD0)

Sep 2020

17 min 58 sec

In a slightly less retro review than what has come before on the Wrestling House Show Super Show, Joey and chris take a look at WWE's Survivor Series Showdown that aired just a few days prior to the 1992 Survivor Series! Did it build up the PPV matches well, and maybe more importantly, was this show any good on its own? Plus, Joey and chris stay after the show is over and talk about all the dark matches and a very special interview added to the version of the show that was uploaded to the WWE Network!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Closing Music: “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top from the album Eliminator

Aug 2020

56 min 28 sec

With three events spread across three cities (including Uniondale, NY, Rosemont, IL, and Los Angeles, CA), WrestleMania 2 was an ambitious event loaded with title matches, special stipulations, and more than a few celebrities. Was the second WrestleMania a logical step forward, giving the WWF fans more of what made the first WrestleMania so fun? Or was the event overstuffed yet light on substance? Find out as Joey and chris take a look at WrestleMania 2 in the latest WHS Super Show retro review!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Episode Length: 1:59:24Opening Music: “America the Beautiful” by Ray CharlesClosing Music: “Do the Mario” by Lou Albano from The Super Mario Brothers Super Show!

Aug 2020

1 hr 59 min

The fifth WWE/WWF Saturday Night's Main Event had Hulk Hogan defending the WWF World Heavyweight Title against The Magnificent Muraco, The Dream Team defending the tag titles against the British Bulldogs, and Mr. T in a boxing match against Bob Orton with Roddy Piper in his corner. Find out what we thought about all of those matches and more as we continue our series of retro reviews by taking a look the Saturday Night's Main Event that aired on March 1, 1986, a show that had direct implications on the rapidly approaching Wrestlemania 2!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Episode Length: 25:12Opening Music: "Obsession" by Animotion from the album AnimotionClosing Music: "Real American" by Rick Derringer

Aug 2020

25 min 12 sec

A lot of great wrestling happened when Stardom returned to action after three months away, and it was a great jumping-on point for new fans. Catch up on everything you might have missed in this, the first Stardom Summary from the Wrestling House Show! Get caught up on what happened with every title, hear about the biggest and best rivalries, and find out the top six Stardom matches you need to see from June and July of 2020!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Episode Length: 18:40Check out all the matches talked about on the show over at STARDOM WORLD!Music: "SMACK baby SMACK" by BiSH from the album THE GUERiLLA BiSH(Check out BiSH on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Rgjf4DzvFD0)

Aug 2020

18 min 42 sec

Airing on January 4, 1986 (and taking place on December 19, 1985 from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida), the fourth Saturday Night's Main Event had Terry Funk challenging for Hulk Hogan's WWF Title, "Macho Man" Randy Savage taking on George "The Animal" Steele, and more! Much more! Including a water slide race, some harsh swimming lessons from Randy Savage, and Hulk Hogan's python protein shake! Are all the water park hijinks and wrestling worth watching? Listen to the latest Wrestling House Show Super Show retro review to find out!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Episode Length: 24:19Opening Music: “Obsession” by Animotion from the album AnimotionClosing Music: “Walk of Life” by Dire Straits from the album Brothers in Arms

Aug 2020

24 min 22 sec

New Japan Pro Wrestling returned from hiatus in June and July with the delayed New Japan Cup tournament. The matches were all good, but in this mini episode of the Wrestling House Show, chris distills good down to great. He are the top seven matches you need to see from the New Japan Cup 2020 (plus a little talk about what it was all leading up to, NJPW Dominion)!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Episode Length: 22:08Music: EVIL Bullet Club Theme covered by FusionRocker (YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfdSozdUZ9HY3MWSkUo7-ow)

Jul 2020

22 min 11 sec

Starrcade '85 was highlighted by Dusty Rhodes challenging Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight title, and Magnum T.A. and Tully Blanchard ripping each other apart in a bloody "I Quit" cage match for the NWA US Heavyweight Title. But with the show taking place in two cities, and with special stipulations being thrown around a bit too freely in its many matches, is the third annual NWA Starrcade worth watching in its entirety? Find out as we discuss every match, letting you know exactly what needs to be seen in the latest WHS Super Show retro review!

Jul 2020

45 min 45 sec

With a 16-man tournament, a WWF Title match between Hulk Hogan and Rowdy Roddy Piper, and a free Rolls-Royce for one fan, The Wrestling Classic sounds like a great show, but did WWF/WWE's first PPV truly become a classic? Find out which matches to watch and which to skip on the latest Super Show from the Wrestling House Show!

Jul 2020

52 min 29 sec

In 1985, WWF/WWE celebrated Halloween on November 2nd with the third episode of Saturday Night's Main event! Which wrestlers had the best costumes? Which pumpkin-themed games were the most fun? And what even is a "kung fu challenge?" Find out in the latest Super Show from the Wrestling House Show as we do another retro review of some classic pro wrestling!Click below to download the mp3 file of the show or subscribe to our feed so you’ll get every show as they come out! If you like what you hear please let us know with a Facebook or Twitter comment!Download the show: Right click and Save As for WHS Super Show: Saturday Night’s Main Event 3!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Episode Length: 21:32Opening theme: “Obsession” by Animotion from the album AnimotionClosing theme: “It’s Not Funny” by Run-D.M.C. from the album King of Rock

May 2020

21 min 34 sec

It's the second-ever live wedding on network TV, and it's on the second-ever Saturday Night's Main Event from the World Wrestling Federation! There are some great personalities on the show, but with a pro wrestling wedding as the main attraction of the night, is it a show worth going back to watch? Find out on the latest Wrestling House Show retro review as we talk about every match and every segment from the Saturday Night's Main Event that aired on October 5, 1985!Download the show: Right click and Save As for WHS Super Show: Saturday Night’s Main Event 2!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!!Spotify: Spotify Feed!!Episode Length: 27:41Opening theme: “Obsession” by Animotion from the album AnimotionClosing theme: “Don’t Go Messin’ With a Country Boy” by Joel Dorn

Apr 2020

27 min 45 sec

It's an early Mother's Day in the very first episode of Saturday Night's Main event from WWF! Listen as we discuss all the matches and antics in a show that featured Hulk Hogan defending his title against Bob Orton, Wendi Richter getting advice from Cyndi Lauper, Junkyard Dog putting on a show for his mother, and a big six man tag match!Click below to download the mp3 file of the show or subscribe to our feed so you'll get every show as they come out! If you like what you hear please let us know with a Facebook or Twitter comment!Download the show: Right click and Save As for WHS Super Show: Wrestlemania I!Our Feed: WHS FeediTunes: iTunes Feed!! Spotify: Spotify Feed!! Opening theme: "Obsession" by Animotion from the album AnimotionClosing theme: "She Bop" by Cyndi Lauper from the album She's So Unusual

Apr 2020

26 min 22 sec

Wrestlemania one took place on March 31, 1985 at Madison Square Garden. It was the beginning of a pro wrestling legacy that is still going strong decades later, but is this first show worth going back to if you've never seen it before? Listen as Joey and chris revisit their retrospective of the very first Wrestlemania on the latest in the series of Super Shows from the Wrestling House Show!

Oct 2019

1 hr 6 min

New Japan Pro Wrestling's 29th G1 Climax has ended, and the latest minisode of the Wrestling House Show has everything you need to know about the final night of the G1 Climax tour!

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Aug 2019

20 min 12 sec

Round nine of New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax 29 featured ten great matches and two exciting shows! Listen to the latest minisode of the Wrestling House Show to find out everything you need to know about nights 17 and 18 of the G1 Climax tour!

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Aug 2019

37 min 9 sec

Round eight of New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax 29 set up the finals with 10 more block matches during two nights of great action! Listen to the latest minisode of the Wrestling House Show to find out everything you need to know about nights 15 and 16 of the G1 Climax tour!

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Aug 2019

32 min 1 sec

Round seven of NJPW's G1 Climax 29 featured the rise of the spoilers and two more nights of great action! Listen to the latest minisode of the Wrestling House Show to find out absolutely everything you need to know about all ten block matches from nights 13 and 14 of the tournament!

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Aug 2019

31 min 10 sec

Wrestlers continue to fall off in A Block while B Block keeps getting tighter in round 6 of New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax 29! Listen to the latest minisode of the Wrestling House Show to find out absolutely everything you need to know about every G1 Climax tournament match that took place during nights 11 and 12 of the G1 Climax 29 tour!

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Aug 2019

30 min 37 sec

Listen to the latest minisode of the Wrestling House Show to find out everything you need to know about nights nine and ten of the G1 Climax 29!

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Jul 2019

30 min 21 sec

Two more great main events during the fourth round of block matches in New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax 29 highlight two more great nights of wrestling!

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Jul 2019

34 min 29 sec

Will Ospreay versus Kota Ibushi and Jon Moxley versus Tomohiro Ishii highlight another great round of action in NJPW's G1 Climax 29! Listen as chris breaks down all ten tournament matches that took place during round three of the round robin portion of the tournament!

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Jul 2019

28 min 41 sec

The second round of matches in the 29th annual G1 Climax delivered some great actions and some more surprising results! Listen to this minisode of the Wrestling House Show as chris recaps and reviews all ten tournament matches from night three and four of NJPW's G1 CLimax 29!

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Jul 2019

30 min 40 sec

B Block gets started in night 2 of New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax 19! Listen as chris recaps and reviews every match from this fun night of important matches, and talks about his the two scenarios he'd love to see happen by the end of the tournament!

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Jul 2019

27 min 40 sec

The 29th G1 Climax began in Dallas, Texas on July 6, 2019, and we were there to see it live! Check out this first of many mini episodes covering the entirety of this year's G1 Climax as Joey and chris talk about their experience seeing NJPW live in Texas and recap the first night of tournament action!

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Jul 2019

50 min 38 sec

Listen as Joey and chris discuss Starrcade from November 22, 1984! Ric Flair put the NWA Title on the line against Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat challenged Tully Blanchard for the NWA TV Title, and more! Listen to the latest Super Show as we talk about every single match and let you know what's worth seeking out and what's better left unwatched!

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Jun 2019

1 hr 1 min

Listen to episode 126 of the Wrestling House Show as we wrap up the month of May with the best matches from each week on WWE TV as well as reviews of Money in the Bank and AEW's Double or Nothing! 

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Jun 2019

2 hr 24 min

Are you tired of the dumbing down of WWE? So are we! Listen to episode 125 of the Wrestling House Show to find out what we think about some of the questionable decisions on the WWE main roster! We also discuss why you should support David Starr, the most recent WWE crackdown of the indies, ...

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May 2019

1 hr 39 min

Listen to episode 124 of the Wrestling House Show as chris and Joey discuss the ups and downs of Wrestlemania weekend! We talk about every match from Wrestlemania 35, NXT Takeover New York, and the G1 Supercard!

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May 2019

1 hr 58 min

It's Wrestlemania weekend! Listen to episode 123 of the Wrestling House Show as we discuss, preview, and predict every match on Wrestlemania and NXT Takeover New York! Also, we get excited about the NJPW and ROH G1 Supercard, and we get serious as we discuss John Oliver's recent comments on WWE and their checkered history with the health of their workers.

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Apr 2019

2 hr 23 min

In the weeks building up to the most unnecessary of shows, Fastlane, we saw some oddly-timed callups from NXT, some clear favoritism in the women's divisions, R-Truth's open challenges, and a lot of good wrestling! Listen to episode 122 of the Wrestling House Show to hear all about it plus much, much more!

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Mar 2019

1 hr 29 min

Listen to episode 121 of the Wrestling House Show as we talk about the weeks leading up to and including WWE Elimination Chamber! We cover Becky Lynch and her questionable choices, the worst RAW commentary in a very long time, air guitar culture, Dean Ambrose and his contract, and the rise of Kofi Kingston! All this plus continued excitement for AEW and much more!

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Mar 2019

1 hr 34 min

2019 has just started, and we've already seen a whole bunch of great wrestling! Listen to episode 120 of the Wrestling House Show as we recap the month of January and talk about Wrestle Kingdom 13, NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool, NXT Takeover: Phoenix, the Royal Rumble, and the first four weeks of WWE TV! 

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Feb 2019

1 hr 54 min

Wrestling House Show presents the second annual WHS Year-End Awards! The best matches, the best people, and the best of some of the worst! It's the best!

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Feb 2019

1 hr 42 min

RAW reached a breaking point heading into December 2018, but did WWE give us the worst RAW ever during that time? And what of the "fresh start?" Should we buy into it? Will it be a long-term solution or just a short-term fix? Also, how can the view of cruiserweights be so different between RAW and SmackDown? And can NXT and NXT UK be a place for journeymen (and women)? All this plus Dijak's ridiculous new name, the (sort of) return of Spanky, Mustafa Ali making waves, a discussion of TLC, and our favorite matches for the month of December, all on episode 118 of the Wrestling House Show!

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Jan 2019

1 hr 35 min

Take a gamble on episode 117 of the Wrestling House Show in which we discuss betting on wrestling, AJ Styles' crotch, The Man, rewarding people who concuss people, the greatness of NXT WarGames, the not-so-greatness of Survivor Series, Baron Corbin math, turkey punches, bad times in Liverpool, and the alternate reality of the Mixed Match Challenge! All this plus the best WWE/NXT/NXT UK matches for every week in November! Thank you for your time.

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Dec 2018

2 hr 38 min

Listen to episode 116 of the Wrestling House Show as we talk about the unfortunate departure of Roman Reigns as well as everything else worth talking about in the WWE in the month of October! 

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Dec 2018

2 hr 20 min

On an extra-special episode of the Wrestling House Show, we take an in-depth look at this year's Mae Young Classic as well as WWE Evolution!

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Nov 2018

2 hr 38 min

We take a few soapbox moments in our September wrap-up show as we build your ultimate WWE-centric supercard from the hours and hours of WWE television! We also go off on tangents about topics such as our thoughts on All In, the new guy in Dragon Gate, the Dragon Gate guy in New Japan, the pitfalls of wrestlers on social media, WWE tying up multiple titles in a single feud, Brie Bella and her kicks, Becky versus Charlotte, the break-up of Rusev Day, and much, much more!

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Oct 2018

1 hr 58 min

August had us thinking about whether or not Ronda Rousey is truly part of the RAW women's division, the greatness of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 4, the rise of Andrade Almas on the main roster, RAW fumbling with their tag teams, the reign of Roman Reigns, the best bout machine of 205 Live, a debate over the best match at Summer Slam, a complete agreement on the worst match at Summer Slam, and a as much more wrestling talk as we can fit into about two hours! Dial up the latest episode of the Wrestling House Show for all this plus a preview of our All In review!

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Sep 2018

2 hr 9 min

July was a strong month for the WWE Universe in a lot of ways, though there was plenty that could have been better. Listen to episode 112 of the Wrestling House Show as we share some gripes, observations, and yuk yuks including more on the Sasha/Bayley missed opportunity, Chris Dijak's NXT debut, obnoxious fans, Titus Worldwide's Hulu absence, how this year's Money in the Bank contract should be handled, size shaming, bingo halls, and as always, the best matches from every week in July!

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Aug 2018

2 hr

Over the span of a few weeks in the summer of 2018, the world lost some legendary pro wrestlers. To pay tribute to those men, we decided to make a special mini episode of the Wrestling House Show to share some of our memories of Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Christopher, Brickhouse Brown, and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. 

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Aug 2018

32 min 20 sec

The month of June brought wrestling fans a great NXT Takeover, an uneven Money in the Bank, a fantastic NJPW Dominion, and a whole bunch of WWE television of varying quality. Listen to episode 111 of the Wrestling House Show as we talk all about it, including the best matches, the strangest story lines, and even the Devil himself!

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Jul 2018

2 hr 12 min