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Check out the latest edition of “Manopera: A Wrestling Symposium,” where PWO’s own Nick joins Hosts Chris Butera and “Spaceman” Frank for a discussion about WWE Royal Rumble 2018 and predictions for WWE WrestleMania 34!
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Chad Minnes, promoter of Stand Alone Wrestling, joins in to talk about his upcoming events, including LiftOff on Feb. 24 and Goldberg at Boardwalk Beatdown in August.
Plus, KC Navarro calls in to talk a little bit about his career.
Other topics include XFL, Royal Rumble, WrestlePro and Impact Wrestling.
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Check out the latest episode from our friends at the Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene, featuring Guests Jason Frazier (101 Sports In St. Louis, MS) and “Heart Throb” Jaden Roller (Dynamo Pro Wrestling).
Topics discussed include Enzo getting fired, Raw 25 recap, Royal Rumble and more!
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Check out the latest installment of The RSN Wrestling Podcast, as Hosts “Mastermind” Sal, “Big Guy” Rich and “The Knight That Runs The Site” PWO’s own Nick “shoot” on recent wrestling happenings.
Topics discussed include Royal Rumble, the Enzo Amore rape allegations/subsequent release from World Wrestling Entertainment, effects on 205 Live and the Cruiserweight Division, Raw 25 and more!
*An RSN Wrestling Podcast Exclusive*
Check out the latest episode from The RSN Wrestling Podcast, where Hosts “Mastermind” Sal, “Big Guy” Rich and “The Knight That Runs The Site” PWO’s own Nick talk about the latest happenings in wrestling news – WWE’s new signings, Roman Reigns, the return of The Curb Stomp, Braun Strowman in catering, Royal Rumble 2018 speculation/ideas for men and women and more!
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Check out the latest edition of “Manopera! A Wrestling Symposium” from our friends at The Bonesaw as PWO’s own Nicholas Jason Lopez joins a discussion with Hosts Chris Butera and “Spaceman” Frank about the best and worst of pro wrestling in 2017!
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
While its progression to realism from a cartoonish image was evident towards the latter half of 1996, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) still struggled to shake control from its rival organization – World Championship Wrestling (WCW). WCW was in a stretch where it’d dominate television ratings for 84 consecutive weeks.
This show was peppered with potential from a standout opener between Leif Cassidy (now known as Al Snow) and Flash Funk (better referred to as 2 Cold Scorpio), a passable “Armageddon Rules” match from The Undertaker and The Executioner that went all over the arena/set and a good effort from its WWF Intercontinental Championship bout between Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Marc Mero.
The rest was showered in shrouds of ridicule as enthusiastic as the sights of Fake Diesel and Razor Ramon on our screens. Even good ‘ol Jim Ross on commentary couldn’t do much for us. We’ll also investigate the ideological mess that was the WWF World Tag Team Championship match.
In the battle of “Powerbomb Vs. Sharpshooter,” powerbomb emerged victorious, but it was our collective brains that got powerbombed in the end.
You could tell how much the WWF needed a shakeup headed into 1997.
To top it off , the namesake of the show – Vader – wasn’t even on the card. Good riddance to WWF 1996.
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Check out the latest episode form our friends at the Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Réne, which features Guests Dave Unger (Attitude Of Aggression) and ACH (Ring Of Honor, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, AAW).
Ungar has been a lifelong professional wrestling fan. Ungar has attended many memorable professional wrestling events, including WCW’s Capital Combat, WCW’s The Great American Bash, the WWE’s Royal Rumble, and two WWE WrestleManias. Ungar has also been a regular contributor for the Bleacher Report and a featured columnist for the Washington Capitals hockey team. Presently, Ungar is the driving force behind the Attitude of Aggression website. Attitude of Aggression is a website, blog, and podcast about professional wrestling with a specific focus on the WWE and the WWE Network. The Attitude of Aggression also discusses current events, fantasy booking scenarios, and upcoming local, national, and international events, in order to give professional wrestling fans a comprehensive look at professional wrestling at the highest level possible.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, ACH trained for professional wrestling under the guidance of Jerry Reyes, Scot Summers, and the Kobra Kai Dojo. Also known as “The Last Dragon,” ACH has competed in professional wrestling rings all over the world, including St. Louis Anarchy, Beyond Wrestling, Absolute Intense Wrestling, AAW – Professional Wrestling Redefined, Anarchy Championship Wrestling, Chikara Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Evolve Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Impact Wrestling, The Crash, Ring of Honor Wrestling, and Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion (AAA). ACH has competed in many prestigious tournaments, including the Combat Zone Wrestling’s “Best of the Best,” Ring of Honor Wrestling’s “Top Prospect Tournament” and “Survival of the Fittest,” Pro Wrestling Guerilla’s “Best of Los Angeles,” Impact Wrestling’s “Super X Cup,” and New Japan’s “Best of the Super Juniors.” A five-time Pro Wrestling Illustrated “PWI 500” honoree, ACH is recognized as the Inspire Pro Pure Prestige Champion and the VIP Heavyweight Champion. Presently, ACH is a part of the Taguchi Japan faction and member of the “Super 69” tag team with Ryusuke Taguchi in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Other topics include the return of the XFL, Seth Rollins/Jason Jordan as WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, ROH Final Battle and the NJPW video game.
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
While January begins with a countdown from ten to one, wrestling fans most associate the month with the same countdown towards another festivity – the Royal Rumble.
Given the “Big Four” treatment, equivalent in 2017 to a NXT TakeOver event the day before, a two-hour pre-show and a five-and-a-half-hour Pay-Per-View, it was treated as a huge deal.
It probably also helped that it emanated from San Antonio’s Alamodome, with a house count of 52,020. It was practically WrestleMania without being it.
Given the Rumble’s star power of Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, The Big Show, Goldberg and The Undertaker, there was an unpredictability headed in that severely lacked the previous few years.