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Here is another very special Shoot interview from Chris and JB at Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! We have the pleasure of chatting with former WCW and WWF superstar, the amazing Maxx Payne! It was an emotional and enlightening look back at the career of one of the greatest and most underrated characters in wrestling history. From his tag team with th…
 
Chat, Grapple and Cheap Pops want to welcome you to the first episode of 2022! We are Chris Dread and Jordan (JB) and this episode is a special one that focuses on the many PR disasters surrounding AEW, and also a look at how the company runs in general. Love AEW or hate them, strap in for a proper chat about the issues we see with AEW and its owne…
 
The final day of the year brings our last episode of 2021, and as with previous years it's a doozy. For the third straight year, Dean and Liam have implored you to ask them ANYTHING related to World Championship Wrestling. And after doing it solo in 2019 and inviting a guest in 2020, this time - for the first time in the show's history - there are …
 
Welcome to the End of Year 2021 Episode of our wrestling podcast Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! We are Chris Dread and Jordan (JB) and this year we are joined by our brothers from across the pond in the good old US of A. The amazing Bishop from Terrible Wrestling Takes Podcast and the Co Host with the most, JustInTime211. In this episode we give out…
 
It's the first episode of Monday Nitro following the lengthy stint at Disney and the first since Hollywood Hogan regained the WCW World title at Hog Wild as the show arrives in what Larry Zbyszko calls 'the middle of nowhere' - Casper, Wyoming. Join Dean and Liam through an erratic 90 minutes of wrestling TV littered with PPV rematches and some ver…
 
This is a special 3 Hour Supershow Shoot interview episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! In this video the boys Interview the amazing Erik Watts! This interview covers everything from Eriks runs in WCW, WWF, All Japan and NWA TNA, so many great stories about him growing up around Mid South Wrestling with his father the great Cowboy Bill …
 
An old favourite guest returns to the podcast to help Dean and Liam look back at the infamous WCW debuts of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash... kinda. Superbrawl 1 sees Oz and The Diamond Studd make their bows during a very strange transitional period for the company, but thankfully an utterly weird PPV is saved late on by several strong matches, includin…
 
This is a special Shoot interview episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! In this video the boys Interview British Wrestling Superstar and former and FIRST EVER WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Mr Joel Redman aka Oliver Grey. We Chat to Joel about his career in the UK, USA and Japan, why Dusty Rhodes picked the name Grey, his Salisbury based wres…
 
The WCW roster deals with the aftermath of the New World Order's legendary backstage assault from the previous Nitro in this final episode before Hog Wild on PPV, which is also the last of the Disney/MGM tapings due to the 1996 Olympics. Join Dean and Liam as they watch through the babyfaces standing up in defiance while the heels get even more sin…
 
Welcome to Episode 34 of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! Chris Dread & JB are back to review another classic pay per view, this time its WCW Fall Brawl from 1997. This event was pushed for its main event of Team NWO vs Team WCW, but the rest of the card had some amazing wrestling matches on it. A great cruiserweight championship match, A great TV Cha…
 
This is a special Shoot interview episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! In this video the boys Interview former WCW superstar KWEE WEE! AKA Allan Funk. Allan talks about his entry into the wrestling business via the famous Powerplant Wrestling school, THAT Louis Theroux training session, WCW in its final moments, him taking arguably the …
 
All Elite Wrestling's recent All Out 2021 PPV earned the biggest buyrate for a non-WWE wrestling PPV since WCW produced their inaugural Mayhem show in way back in 1999. And when Dean and Liam shared this trivia with a fellow podcaster they met at Hooked On's All Out watch party, the trio decided to cover Mayhem for an episode. Then, they realised i…
 
This is a VERY special Shoot interview episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! In this video the boys Interview an absolute LEGEND of WCW. He is a second generation superstar, former WCW Cruiserweight Champion, TV Champion and Tag Team Champion. He is none other than 'Das Wonderkind' himself, Mr Alex Wright. We talk to Alex about everythin…
 
Today marks four years since the very first episode of Because WCW looked at the infamous Starrcade 1997 PPV (which also means we have lasted longer than the promotion did after that botched Sting/Hogan main event), and to celebrate our 4th birthday we spoke to a member of wrestling media who knows World Championship Wrestling extremely well - the …
 
This is another very special Shoot interview episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! In this video the boys Interview the voice of British Wrestling, the amazing Dean Ayass. When it comes to wrestling in the UK, there is nothing Dean hasn't done. He's been a manager, commentator, MC, booker and everything in between. It was great to talk w…
 
Dean and Liam arrive at one of the most iconic editions of Monday Nitro, as Scott Hall and Kevin Nash bring a regularly-scheduled episode to its knees with a sneak attack so rough and severe that wrestling writers would spent the next decade or more attempting to replicate it on a weekly basis, to diminishing returns and diluted effects. Re-live th…
 
Welcome to Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! Chris Dread & JB are back with a very special episode of Its a Shoot, Brother! Wrestling News. The boys are joined this week by their buddy from across the pond and fellow podcaster Bishop, from the Terrible Wrestling Takes Podcast. They discuss all the happenings in the world of wrestling and also t…
 
Welcome to Episode 33 of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! Chris Dread & JB are here to review the classic UK WWF event from 1991, Battle Royal at the Albert Hall. Most of the WWFs top tier stars didn't appear at this event, such as Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan or Randy Savage, but it DID give us the UK debut of the incredible "Real World Champion" Ric Flair,…
 
Somehow, some way, Because WCW made it to the 100-episode mark. So, Dean and Liam decided to celebrate by bringing on a very, very special guest! Former United States (sorry, CANADIAN) heavyweight champion, Triple Crown title winner and globally-respected wrestler and trainer Lance Storm joins the podcast to discuss his brief-but-memorable tenure a…
 
Welcome to Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! Chris Dread & JB are back with another episode Its a Shoot, Brother! Its the boys just shooting on the various articles of wrestling news of the week. Talking points and hot takes galore from Chris and JB. So join us for our version of the wrestling world news, and we hope you enjoy the episode. Reme…
 
Days after learning of the passing of beloved wrestling legend 'Beautiful' Bobby Eaton, Dean and Liam decided to rewatch one of the few shows Eaton main evented: a 1991 challenge of WCW champion Ric Flair on a TV special. Joining the duo is returning former guest Darren Goss of Discovery Wrestling, but before they can get to Flair vs Eaton, first t…
 
This is another very special Shoot interview episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! In this video the boys Interview the former WWF star and first guest EVER on the Bobby Heenan Show, John DiGiacomo AKA Jamison! Jamison was part of the late 80s, early 90s 'Golden Era' of the WWF and he worked with all the major superstars of the time. Thi…
 
The Disney tapings continue in the wake of the New World Order's formation, and Ric Flair is conspicuous by his absence. Fortunately, in Flair's place is new arrival The Leprechaun. Yes, you read that right. Join Dean and Liam as they breeze through a fast-paced two-hour Nitro, which is a blessing considering how much intolerable guff is on this ep…
 
Welcome to Episode 32 of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! Chris Dread & JB are here to review possibly one of the most hated PPVs of all time.... WCW Uncensored 1996. Most of the hate for this event comes from the weird main event. The Alliance to end Hulkamania Vs The Mega Powers, Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage. 8 vs 2. There are some slithers…
 
Eight days after the infamous conclusion of BATB '96, 'Hollywood' Hulk Hogan makes his first appearance in the infamous all-black garb. Well, if you ignore his temporary midlife crisis period in late '95. The battle lines are drawn in WCW as the New World Order make their presence known on another episode that really struggles to cope with the new …
 
Dean and Liam, for the first time in a while, review a classic major WCW show as a two-man act and for the occasion, they covered the second Clash event in the podcast's run so far. Join them as they debate whether Cactus Jack turned babyface at or before this show; whether 2 Cold Scorpio's hideous music video is the craziest WCW ever produced (and…
 
Welcome to Episode 31 of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! While everyone else is watching NXT Takeover, In Your House, Chris Dread & JB are here to review the ORIGINAL and first instalment of the WWF IN Your House series from 1995, In Your House 1. This event followed soon after Wrestlemania 11 and just before the King Of The Ring. It was a fairly sho…
 
It's the day after Bash At The Beach 1996 and everything has changed on Nitro. Not only is beloved hero Hulk Hogan now a villain in league with The Outsiders, but WCW are filming their Monday night TV show at Disney in broad daylight! An intriguing and unique episode begins the steady move into the promotion's absolute peak. Join Dean and Liam for …
 
Welcome to a very special episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! Chris Dread & JB are back with a special bitesize episode! This bitesize episode, aside from some news of the week, focuses on the current AEW push of Anthony Ogogo and angle involving Anthony and Cody Rhodes. We hope you enjoy the episode, and remember to hit those Like & S…
 
It's the end of an era on the Watchalong series, as Dean and Liam cover the final episode of Monday Nitro prior to the arrival of the New World Order and professional wrestling being turned on its head. A mostly-enjoyable run of pre-Hollywood Hogan television finishes up with a decent enough offering, featuring the biggest Ric Flair's Banquet Table…
 
This is another very special Shoot interview episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! In this video the boys Interview one of the best Heels in the business, the amazing Chris Hamrick. A man who has wrestled so many people in his long career, been in pretty much every major promotion and also has a bump named after him that he invented! Thi…
 
Because WCW continues its chronicles of the company's bizarre obsession of anchoring its flagship year-end pay-per-view offering with a myriad of side concepts as Starrcade finds itself once again piggybacking a Battlebowl and a Lethal Lottery. Nonetheless, this curiously-booked smattering of double duty, triple duty and wholly uninspiring encounte…
 
It took a month, but Nitro are finally starting to figure out how to make their two-hour shows run as smoothly as their mostly-enjoyable 60-minute bursts. Join Dean and Liam as those two no-good outsiders continue to make their presence known, spoiling an intriguing triangle main event for the tag team titles, while the rest of the show features a …
 
Welcome to a very special episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! Chris Dread & JB are back with a new show called, Its a Shoot, Brother! Its the boys just shooting on the various articles of wrestling news of the week. This show has been slightly delayed being put out due to it being Wrestlemania week and a lot of stuff going on, but it i…
 
We let our special guests pick a pay-per-view or special WCW event to cover when they appear on the show, and many of them pick shows from the early 1990s. Who can blame them? To many of us growing up at that time, it was a true glory period, surpassed only by the nWo's peak months. Our latest third chair was no exception, as Dave Bradshaw - who ha…
 
It's the night after the 1996 Great American Bash (recently reviewed in episode 88), and the battle lines are starting to form in the wake of The Outsiders' attack on Eric Bischoff. Even WCW's resident villains are issuing threats to Hall and Nash - what has become of pro wrestling!? Join Dean and Liam as they once again attempt to speed up Nitro's…
 
It was indeed an entire two decades ago on this very day that World Championship Wrestling staged its final live event, the 'series finale' edition of Monday Nitro, from Panama City Beach, Florida. This poignant landmark has prompted Dean and Liam to reflect back on the final few months of the company, whether Eric Bischoff could have truly turned …
 
Welcome to Episode 30 of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! Chris Dread & JB are back with a review of WWE Vengeance 2002. This event was the first event under the new WWE name after the former WWF had to change due to losing a lawsuit against the World Wildlife Fund. Its also not long after the WWE bought WCW out, and now have many former WCW s…
 
Welcome to Episode 29 of our wrestling podcast Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! We are Chris Dread and Jordan (JB) In Episode 29 we review WCW and their LAST PPV EVER! WCW Greed from 2001, just 5 DAYS before they were purchased by Vince McMahon and the WWF. The company was in a complete mess at this point and this event is pretty much proof of that. I…
 
Once again, Dean and Liam look back at a PPV in line with their ongoing Nitro Watchalong series, and it happens to be one of the more enjoyable efforts WCW ever put behind a paywall. The Giant vs Lex Luger, Sting vs Lord Steven Regal, a surprisingly fun battle between The Horsemen and two NFL stars plus the iconic Falls Count Anywhere bout between …
 
This is another very special Shoot interview episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! In this video we Interview the former WCW and New Japan Pro Wrestling Manager, the amazing Sonny Onoo! In this interview Sonny talks about his career in kickboxing and karate, his introduction into the world of pro wrestling with his long time friend Eric …
 
Welcome to Episode 28 of our wrestling podcast Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! We are Chris Dread and Jordan (JB) In Episode 28 we review WWF Wrestlemania 5 from 1989. Wrestlemania 5 was the biggest grossing event for many years for the WWF. This was due to the HUGE angle of the Mega Powers, Hulk Hogan and Macho Man, splitting up and having a showdow…
 
Nitro's move to two hours continues to experience some teething pain, as WCW delivers another one-hour episode stretched out the extra length as the hard sell for the 1996 Great American Bash begins. That said, a great old-school tag team main event featuring Sting and Lex Luger defending the tag titles against the Horsemen, plus perhaps the greate…
 
This is a very special Shoot interview episode of Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops Podcast!! In this video we Interview former WWF Superstar Mike Droese AKA Duke The Dumpster Droese. In this interview Mike talks about everything! From his career in the WWF, his start in Florida and also what he is doing now. We hope you enjoy this Interview and please, …
 
One week after the shocking Nitro appearance of Scott Hall, WCW broadcast their second two-hour Monday night offering - though it could have easily fit inside the old one-hour timeslot if they removed all the repeated promo videos for the absent Hulk Hogan. Nonetheless, an old-school bout pitting Ric Flair and Arn Anderson against The Rock 'n' Roll…
 
Welcome to a very special Episode of our wrestling podcast Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! We are Chris Dread and Jordan (JB) In this episode we Interview one of the most memorable and most loved superstars the WWE have ever had. We have Mr Anthony Carelli AKA The amazing Santino Marella on for a chat! He tells us about his start in japan, his time i…
 
A new year means new horizons for Because WCW, as for the first time we review a Clash Of The Champions event! The two-hour TV specials had a Saturday Night's Main Event/In Your House vibe, but were eventually replaced by monthly three-hour PPVs. Dean and Liam start with one of the very best Clash shows of the 1990-2001 WCW era, as the 17th edition…
 
Welcome to the 2021 WWE Royal Rumble Preview Episode of our wrestling podcast Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! We are Chris Dread and Jordan (JB) In this episode we break down, discuss and generally chat about the upcoming WWE Royal Rumble event. We give you our thoughts on each match, our predictions, and we also speculate about who may show up in cl…
 
Hey, yo! After an extended Christmas break, Dean and Liam are back with not just any Monday Nitro Watchalong, but the May 27, 1996 episode. As Nitro moves from one hour to two, they mark the occasion with the arrival of one Scott Hall. The company's greatest ever storyline is underway! Tune in for that plus Ric Flair and Woman's glorious cheating t…
 
Welcome to Episode 27 of our wrestling podcast Chat Grapple and Cheap Pops!! We are Chris Dread and Jordan (JB) In Episode 27 we review an episode of WWF Saturday Nights Main Event from March 1989 in the lead up to Wrestlemania 5. In this episode it focuses on many of the superstars that feature in the up and coming Wrestlemania event and also the …
 
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