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Podcast Episode 450: AEW Hits a Grand Slam!

Man oh man, is it a great time to be a professional wrestling fan, or what?

Derek catches back up with the usual crew to talk about the paradigm shift in the pro wrestling landscape as AEW continues to deliver. They set a high bar with All Out, and they are really attempting to live up to it with free PPV-style cards on their weekly TNT shows. This week, they’re bringing it with AEW Grand Slam from Arthur Ashe Stadium. We break down the results of night one and talk about what’s coming up with night two.

Meanwhile, NXT has gone through a rebranding exercise and has come out the other side as NXT 2.0. Ratings have been sliding overall, and the powers that be have decided to take things over. With a focus on new homegrown talent, will they bring more eyes to the product and cement their place once again in the pro wrestling landscape?

Winners of the Week!
Neo – Kenny Omega
Cap – MJF’s Mom
Beek – Ruby Soho

Featuring: Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Tio Neo’ David Valencia (@theneoecks), and ‘Uncle Beek’ Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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Unfunny Nerd Tangent 126: Shang-Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings

The MCU continues to expand with yet another hit movie, Shang Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings.

This episode, your bus-driving UNT team dives into the movie feet fist, pondering what it means for the greater MCU in general, alongside the perils of a modern day Fu Manchu, the mystery of Fin Fang Foom and more potential mispronunciations that you can shake a dragon scale at.

Now, excuse us, we have to go to Karaoke.

Hosted by: ‘Captain Boomerang’ Greig Tansley (@GreigT13).

Featuring: ‘Master of the Onion Rings’ Tim Agne (@timagne) & ‘Superjew’ Jared Robinovitz (@Superjew75).

Music by: Joel P. West & The Eagles.

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Aussie Top 3 – Episode 25: CM Punk Career Highlights

Welcome to AT3 on The Steel Cage, where our Down Under contingent fights off the Drop Bears to discuss their Top 3 of a variety of wrestling topics.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks (no, not that Rock, sorry Dwayne), you may have noticed that a certain someone has returned to the world of professional wrestling.

That’s right, CM Punk is back via AEW, so what better time for your Aussie mates to take a look at what’s come before from the Best in the World?

Urns, part-timers, Charles Manson and even that ‘other’ summer you may have forgotten about, this one is a must-listen for anyone bitten by the wrestling bug once again.

We’ll see you Down Under.

Hosted by: ‘Captain Boomerang’ Greig Tansley (@GreigT13).

Featuring: ‘Little Sherbie’ Stacey Herbert (@littlesherbie) & ‘Stinga’ Steve Wray (@stinga57).

Music courtesy of Purple Planet.

Additional Music by Living Color & Killswitch Engage.

Aussie Top 3 Logo by: Ben Grimshaw (@grim_dinoshaw).

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Podcast Episode 449: The Scene Has Changed

“The scene has changed. The game has changed.” – Jim Ross (September 5, 2021. AEW All Out. Chicago, Illinois)

Without overstating things, September 5, 2021, was a historic night for professional wrestling. AEW’s biggest show of the year, All Out, was poised to deliver a highly anticipated card, headlined by CM Punk making his in-ring return to pro wrestling.

It was so much more than that. AEW took the opportunity to showcase what it has spent the last few years building. It’s not merely competition for WWE. For many, arguably, it’s a replacement.

The AEW roster has been built meticulously, and with one night in Chicago – they showed to the world that they added the star power needed to go up against the McMahon family once and for all.

CM Punk. Ruby Soho. Adam Cole (Bay Bay!). Daniel Bryan. I mean, Bryan Danielson (gotta get used to that).

The hits just kept coming. From a solid pre-show to a wide variety of matches that each delivered in their own unique ways.. it was all killer, no filler. Well, okay. Except maybe for that Paul Wight match / piss break, which was out of character for AEW. But seriously, besides that, they spent the entire night showcasing their talent, telling interesting stories, and captivating an audience who was there with a craving for PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING.

Those two words matter. Sports entertainment has become the default, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Arguably, it’s all pro wrestling. It’s all sports entertainment. But when you present a product the way AEW did on Sunday.. *chef’s kiss*

Fans old and new, lapsed and jaded – they found something to get behind. I realize I’m coming off as a total fanboy in everything you just read. But I think they earned it. What’s next for AEW? Besides Minoru Suzuki vs Jon Moxley, that is?

One thing is for sure: Someone is gonna get their fuckin head kicked in!

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Super Jew’ Jared (@SuperJew75), FKA ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop), ‘Pipe Bomb’ Bryan Gregston (@guitarsalad), and ‘A Bomb’ Adam Hess (@ahess49)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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Aussie Top 3 – Episode 24: Greatest Summerslam Moments

Welcome to AT3 on The Steel Cage, where our Down Under contingent fights off the Drop Bears to discuss their Top 3 of a variety of wrestling topics.

Summerslam 2021 has come and gone, so to celebrate what is still seen as WWE’s second-biggest show, we took a look back at its history to determine our favourite moments.

Technical clinics, plenty of first time matches, MITB cash ins, botched invasions, ‘Holy Sh*t’ falls and that marriage, Summerslam has had it all.

So take a listen to episode 24 of AT3 and see what made our lists.

We’ll see you Down Under.

Hosted by: ‘Captain Boomerang’ Greig Tansley (@GreigT13).

Featuring: ‘Little Sherbie’ Stacey Herbert (@littlesherbie) & ‘Stinga’ Steve Wray (@stinga57).

Music courtesy of Purple Planet.

Aussie Top 3 Logo by: Ben Grimshaw (@grim_dinoshaw).

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