It's finale time again at TIA so that means the booth expands from three men to four. Joaquin, Frank, Chuck and Producer Tom gather together to reflect on what they've learned in the second leg of their informal research project with zero methodology.
Also, in a first for This Is Awesome, your boys are joined by cartoonist, illustrator and professional wrestler Andy Belanger aka Bob "The Animal" Anger! They talk Andy's origins as a pro wrestler, his philosophy in the ring, and the importance of character inside the squared circle.
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See you in the off-season!
This week, your boys head across the pond to the Electric Ballroom in Camden and watch a No Disqualification match for the PROGRESS Championship as the extraordinary Will Ospreay challenges the maniacal Jimmy Havoc.
Joaquin, Frank and Chuck ask the big questions for the final match of the season. Questions like: Why is a British guy willingly drinking a Budweiser? How many AFI songs is enough AFI songs? And does using an axe raise or lower the technicality of a match?
Crashing the party this week to help your boys make sense of the insanity is TV's Jason Gibbs!
[Will Ospreay vs Jimmy Havoc, July 26 2015, PROGRESS Ch. 20, PROGRESS Wrestling]
This week, your boys are celebrating Billy Zane month by watching a match from his favorite Halloween Havoc Pay-Per-View.
It's title vs mask for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship as Rey Misterio Jr and Eddy Guerrero throw down! So grab a purple La Croix and your Phantom skull rings and join your boys Joaquin, Frank and Chuck as they Slam Evil and break down all of the action.
Running in this week to chat wrestling is graphic designer and denizen of the internet, Matt James!
[Rey Misterio Jr vs Eddy Guerrero, Oct 26 1997, Halloween Havoc, WCW]
It's Sports Entertainment at its most sports entertainmentiest!
This week Joaqiun, Frank and Chuck are checking out Dude Love vs Steve Austin for the WWF Championship with Vince McMahon as the special guest referee from Over the Edge 1998. Come for the wrestling, stay for the stooges, blimps and Undertakers. And don't forget to write down the number to the Briscoe Bros body shop because this one is a car wreck.
Descending from the internet to join your boys is Dreamworks storyboard artist Bryan Mann.
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[Dude Love vs Stone Cold Steve Austin, May 31 1998, Over the Edge, WWF]