On this week's episode your boys are loading up the cooler and picking up some sun screen, because this episode is a real Beach Blast! Put on your favorite swimsuit and check out Rick Rude vs Ricky Steamboat in an epic 30 Minute Iron Man Challenge from WCW's Beach Blast 1992.
Classic commentary, expert pacing, airbrushed tights, lackluster entrance music and one iconic fan. There's something for everyone in this gem from Watts Era WCW.
Running in to help apply some science for this match is comedian and actress Karen Silbert (@mylifeinrattan on Instagram)
[Rick Rude vs Ricky Steamboat, WCW Beach Blast 1992, June 20 1992]
CONTENT WARNING: The match discussed in this episode is highly graphic and should only be viewed by those comfortable with excessive blood and violence.
Christmas comes extremely early this year (or is it a little late?) and we've baked a cake to celebrate! Please mind the sharpened forks and pencils. We're watching Takeda vs Takahashi from Big Japan Death Vegas 2017 for the BJW Death Match Heavyweight Championship.
Joining your boys this week to break down this (admittedly) difficult to watch match is filmmaker Charles Pieper (@inherentcharlie The Dark Collection )
And remember, what happens in Death Vegas stays in Death Vegas, even when what happens is a Dangerous Christmas for Deathmatch Fluorescent Light Tubes Tree & Glass Plate & Alpha Deathmatch
[Masashi Takeda vs. Masaya Takahashi, BJW Death Vegas 2017, December 17 2017]
THUNDER ROCK EXPLODES!
On this episode, your boys head back to the World of Stardom (or is it Stardom World?) to watch the Genius of the Sky defend her World of Stardom Championship against former tag team partner and former best friend, The Sky Blue Hyper Technician.
Will Mayu be able to defeat her unstoppable former stablemate or will it once again be a case of LOLSHIRAIWINS?
Joining in on this week's analysis is writer and Muscle Temple member Geoffrey Golden! (@geoffreygolden geoffreygolden.com)
[Io Shirai vs Mayu Iwatani, Stardom Year-End Climax, December 12 2016]
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The regular season begins with one of our most highly requested matches: a five star NXT instant classic that sees NXT Champion Andrade 'Cien' Almas (with the ever present Zelena Vega) defending his gold against the ultra charismatic white meat babyface challenger, Johhny Gargano (née Wrestling).
In the city of brotherly love, will Johnny Wrestling manage to complete his Rocky story? And if so will that story be more like Rocky I where the victory comes in simply showing up and giving it your all? Or the more satisfying yet far less emotionally complex Rocky's 2-4 where it's about Rocky winning the big one in the end?
Either way, we'll find out with the help of concept artist and illustrator Dave Alegre. (@scrotumnose)
[Andrade Almas vs Johnny Gargano, NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia, January 27 2018]
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