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It's time for that Thanksgiving tradition! Not just Survivor Series, but talking about controversial things with the people you love. This week we are giving the Survivor Series 97 and it's amazeballs ending the JFK/Oliver Stone treatment...back...and to the left. Was it the best wrestling finish ever? was it real? What even is real? Also, we talk …
 
She's back! Dr. Jess joins us to talk WrestleMania 25! The Silver Anniversary, if you're bad at math! We talk about wrestling aiding our vocabulary development and the WWE modifying the historical records. We don't understand the placement of the Kid Rock segment, or its length, or its existence. We have a 25-woman battle royal that is won by a man…
 
Slim Jim presents: Halloween Havoc 1997! We get into the dated main event, the rickety cage, and Styrofoam tombstones, and all the advertising! Wowza! Rich also talks about his fun at CelebFest 5 and the juicy gossip he got out of Bret Hart and the incredible stories from Jimmy Hart. Tim has a few too many beers and Rich sings to show off his new m…
 
This week, we are uncooked, uncut, and uncensored! The shows that started it all! We talk how Raw is the template for the modern wrestling presentation. We are baffled by the choice of having Rob Bartlett in the roll of offensive commentary. We marvel at how even from the beginning, the matches didn't matter. We enjoyed Doink making children cry an…
 
It's another We Were There episode!! This time, Tim attended the 2011 event Capital Punishment from the then Verizon Center in Washington, DC. We continue to not like Edge. We note that CM Punk and Rey Mysterio steal the show. We complain whenever possible about Michael Cole who is now heel??? Rich also shares the tales of his military service (sic…
 
We take the plunge into the beautiful world of High-Definition television! Tim has COVID and in true show fashion, caught it at an indie-wrestling show. We talk John Legend and Jesus Christ Superstar. We discuss Harry Potter a little bit, and how much of a hellhole Orlando can be. Also, we talk about WrestleMania 24. There's a discussion of Edge's …
 
We have a special episode this week! Dr. Jessica Krenek joined us in studio to discuss her work in studying non-male wrestling fans and topics surrounding that, such as gatekeeping and inter-gender wrestling. Dr. Jess then sticks around to break down the action of the 1996 Royal Rumble. We probe deep into the contradictory messaging the WWF was pre…
 
Tim and Rich get into all the gory details of Starrcade '85! Rich and Tim appreciate the honesty in Abdullah's approach to violence. Rich compares JJ Dillon to classic American art and the auditory delights of a microphone pounding on Magnum TA's skull. Tim and Rich both revel in the production differences between this and the first WrestleMania. A…
 
We decided it was time to get back to our roots. It was time to get into the first WrestleMania from 1985. We acknowledge the singing genius of Gene Okerlund, the terrified looks of Alfred Hayes, and compare this event to the shelling of Fort Sumter. We calculate the rate of inflation and gasp at Andre the Giant body slamming Big John Studd. We rev…
 
Tim and Rich explore WrestleMania 23. They complain about it taking almost four hours to present eight matches, the decline of the Intercontinental Title, and the appearance of a former President. Tim explores Greek Mythology and Rich vents about rude concertgoers. There's discussion of how the WWE product has become sterile, audiences don't follow…
 
This week, Tim and Rich dash to jolly old England for a 1991 WWF show at Royal Albert Hall. Tim gets worked up about Bob Dylan. Rich is fired up about British royals and French organists. They both got all hot for Ric Flair vs Tito Santana. They also talk about just what exactly is a Samovar? Could the British Bulldog replace Hulk Hogan? Thanks for…
 
We're back with a "Not Just WrestleManias" show all about WCW Super Brawl III, coming to you from Asheville, NC, February 21, 1993. Vader and Sting venture into the White Castle of Fear, located on the highway out next to the Chik Fil A of Anxiety and the Burger King of Trepidation. Plus, Cactus Jack chases Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff with a poop…
 
It's another "Not Just WrestleManias," another barn burner of a WCW show, and another all-time classic Flair vs. Steamboat match! Rich and Tim gawk at Ricky's chubby cowboy baby, wonder about the profitability of waxing salons on Bad Street, USA, test out some new nicknames for Michael "P.S." Hayes, and ask, "What the hell's the Iron Sheik doing he…
 
Rich & Tim go "Big Time" and talk WrestleMania 22, live from Chicago, April 2, 2006! Mick Foley and Edge get philosophical and study Friedrich Nietzsche together, and we call in a Silver Alert on Ric Flair's behalf, impersonate Vince McMahon's conversations with God, and take WWE to task for ripping off Single White Female. We also answer some list…
 
It's a special "Profiles in Bad-Assery" edition of All the WrestleManias, and we're profiling the Ax and the Smash(er), the walking disaster -- Demolition! We delve into the Satanic Panic of the 80s, celebrate the musical genius of Jimmy Hart, and glorify brutality and violence for its own sake. We'll tell you all about the histories of Ax and Smas…
 
It's a special Grab-Bag Edition of All the WrestleManias! We're covering three events this time -- CelebFest 4 from Baltimore, at which Rich & Tim hang out with Sting, Greg the Hammer, Haku, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Demolition! Then we review WrestleMania Backlash, and take a listener-requested look back at the 1993 Coliseum Home Video release, Smack …
 
We're back with another "Not Just WrestleManias" episode, just for you, fans! This time we're getting into an AWA show, WrestleRock 86, direct from the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN, April 20, 1986. There's a whole lot goin' on here, only a small portion of which we understand. So instead we'll ask you some questions -- do you: Wa…
 
All the WrestleManias goes Hollywood! Rich & Tim get into WrestleMania 21, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, April 3, 2005. We've got double main events, but Kurt Angle comes out of nowhere to steal the show, for the third WrestleMania in a row! We're starting to really like this guy. Plus, did Tim actually enjoy an Undertaker match?!? We…
 
This week, it gets personal... We deep dive the King of the Ring 1994 from the Baltimore Arena, where an innocent, darling 13 year old child named Rich experiences his first live WWF show, and boy did he pick a great one to see! Hear about the circumstances leading to his attendance, including a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Randy "Macho M…
 
Rich & Tim get into WrestleMania VII, live from the LA Memorial Sports Arena, March 24, 1991. Macho Man and Ultimate Warrior wrestle, but Queen Sherri and Miss Elizabeth steal the show. And the main event is #patrioticAF. Plus, we've got the single greatest promo line in the history of pro wrestling. (We won't spoil it.) Get in touch @WrestleManiaP…
 
We've made it through 20 WrestleManias, so it's time for a look back! What did we learn from WrestleManias 11-20 and the rise and fall of the Attitude Era? Who were the standout stars and the most dastardly heels? Who had the best and bloodiest matches? Who was the worst special guest referee of the decade? (Spoiler alert, it's "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.…
 
We're back with a full review for WrestleMania XX, live from Madison Square Garden, March 14, 2004! We've got 3 amazing matches and... some other stuff. Tim gets oiled up, Rich tells a "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka story, and both of us flip our cowboy hats over the return of the "Deadman" version of The Undertaker. Listen on all major podcast outlets, an…
 
It's finally here, WrestleMania 38! Live this weekend from Dallas, TX for two full nights of spectacle, fireworks, product placement, random celebrities, and maybe even a little wrestling. Rich and Tim break down their predictions on who will win, who will lose, who should probably start polishing their resume, and whether Cody Rhodes will make an …
 
On this Popcorn Match, Rich flies solo to dig into the history of possibly the most famous and acclaimed of wrestling families, the Anoa'i. Roman Reigns, the Wild Samoans, the Usos, Rikishi, Rosey, Yokozuna, Umaga -- how much talent can one family tree hold? Send us your thoughts on Twitter @WrestlemaniaPod, or by email at allthewrestlemanias@gmail…
 
We're going way back with our first NWA/WCW show, live from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, February 20, 1989! We've got 4 title matches and an absolute all-star roster, including Sting, Lex Luger, vintage Road Warriors, two (two!) versions of The Midnight Express, and Hacksaw Butch Reed. Come for the all-time classic main event, featuring Ricky "The …
 
We're back with a listener-requested look at WrestleMania VIII from the Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN, way back in 1992. The main event's a stinker, but we've got two (two!) matches for the ages, Undertaker auditions for a part in Unforgiven, and we fanboy hard over Tito Santana. (Tito, call us!) Send us your comments at wrestlemaniablog@gmail.com…
 
We break down WrestleMania XIX from Seattle's SafeCo Field, 2003. Nu Metal still sucks, Hogan and Vince get down and dirty, Rock and Austin face off yet again, and Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar steal the show. Plus, one of these stars "Had a baby brother, who was perfect in every way!" Check it out and send us your comments @wrestlemaniapod on Twitte…
 
On a special "Not Just WrestleManias" edition of "All the WrestleManias," we dive into the 1985 Wrestling Classic, a forgotten gem and WWF's first pay per view after the success of the first WrestleMania. There's a 16-man tournament, fun with arts and crafts, Junkyard Dog's incredible theme music ("Grab them cakes!"), a Macho Man promo for the ages…
 
We're back with a special Black History Month edition of All the WrestleManias! On this Popcorn Match episode we're talking about Black representation in the WWE and WrestleMania, and the history of Black wrestlers going back to the very beginnings of the business. We learned about Viro Small, who took "go-away heat" to a whole new level by getting…
 
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