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Welcome to episode 20 of Watching the Elite - The only podcast you need to stay current with everything All Elite Wrestling! Your hosts are the boys of This is Awesome? - Joaquin, Frank and Chuck.
For the June 2019 edition of WTE we are discussing Being the Elite episodes 155-158, episodes of Road to Fyter Fest and Road to Fight for the Fallen as well as previewing the entire Fyter Fest card. Highlights from this block of episodes include: Kenny scrambling to finalize Fyter Fest, Christopher Daniels wrestling with CIMA's challenge, and Luchasaurus flexing his master's degree on Rick Knox.
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It's the final match of season six, and finality is central to all of the proceedings. We're flashing back to WrestleMania 19, specifically the semi-main event that saw The Rock clashing with Stone Cold Steve Austin in what would ultimately be the last match of their WrestleMania trilogy. We know now that, in hindsight, it was also the final match of Steve Austin's storied career.
Will The Rock, now a burgeoning movie star with an always expanding shoulder tattoo be able to defeat the bionic rattlesnake? Or will Austin once again defeat his rival as top dog in the WWE on wrestling's biggest stage?
Joining your boys in the research lab this week to don the lab coat and toss some (pseudo) science around is returning guest Ryan Saucier! (@FlyingSaucier)
[Steve Austin vs The Rock, WrestleMania 19, March 30 2003]
There is a Russian proverb that says jealousy and love are sisters. Perhaps it's that sentiment that drove Manami Toyota to demand a match against Toshiyo Yamada, the woman with whom she shares a tag team championship, a years-long friendly rivalry, and a bond borne out of respect.
Regardless, in the main event of AJW Mid-Summer Typhoon, Toyota defends her IWA Championship against Yamada, with the added stipulation that the loser will suffer the indignity of losing her hair.
Also discussed on this episode: Jackass, Terrace House, Marsupilami, and Bonkers.
Joining in this week to supply some of the much needed data points is development executive Katie Clifford!
[Manami Toyota vs Toshiyo Yamada, All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling, August 15 1992]