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in-depth analysis of pro wrestling news coverage from Wrestling Observer, PW Torch, PWInsider and more!

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119 –Meltzer Quibbles Over Roman Reigns Cancer Treatment | Ronda Rousey Fallout | Bruce Prichard Mystery

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet called out Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter over Meltzer’s quibbling over the type of treatment WWE Superstar Roman Reigns said he’d received for his leukemia. Les Moore takes a look at the latest controversy that erupted online. Then he looks at the reactions to how the Raw Women’s title angle has been booked leading to the WrestleMania main event, with reactions from the Pro Wrestling Torch’s Wade Keller and Todd Martin from their show earlier this week. Then, Bryan Alvarez plays Guess the Dirt with Dave Meltzer over why the booking has gotten so convoluted in the first place. Ronda Rousey’s YouTube vlog caused a stir among wrestling fans, and gave us an opportunity to listen to a rare JOUST between two wrestling media personalities from the same website! Lastly, Les takes a look at the fascinating coverage of the Bruce Prichard news, who was first reported as being the right hand man to Vince McMahon in WWE creative before D...

64 min2019 MAR 10
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119 –Meltzer Quibbles Over Roman Reigns Cancer Treatment | Ronda Rousey Fallout | Bruce Prichard Mystery

118 – Wrestling Media Reacts to the Brie Bella Blunder | WWE Philanthropy on Raw | Over-Analyzing Then, Now, Forever

Les and Hugh tackle the topic that was on a lot of minds this week: who’s to blame for that terrible situation involving Liv Morgan and Brie Bella on WWE Raw this week where Morgan was momentarily knocked unconscious from Bella’s YES! Kicks gone awry. We look at how the arguments took shape, and how wrestling media could stand to be more measured in their coverage of situations like this, rather than chime in with instant reactions on twitter that feed into the noisy debate. WWE had a long segment on Raw devoted to their charitable efforts, and many are blaming this as potentially ratings dipped for the show. Are they right? And how much to ratings matter when WWE Stock is closing in on $100 per share? Is WWE out of the John Cena business and back in the Hulk Hogan business? Wade Keller looks for clues in the WWE’s new Then, Now, Forever video on his recent podcast with Bruce Mitchell at PWTorch. THEN, the guys return for the second episode of their new spinoff podcast, Finding P...

123 min2018 SEP 30
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118 – Wrestling Media Reacts to the Brie Bella Blunder | WWE Philanthropy on Raw | Over-Analyzing Then, Now, Forever

117 – Is WWE Really Listening? | A Commentary on Dave Meltzer’s Mini-Autobiography in the Wrestling Observer | Episode 1 of Finding Pro Wrestling w/ Les Moore & Hugh Little

The guys get back together again to talk over the week in pro wrestling media, including articles by Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp and Deadspin’s David Bixenspan looking at WWE’s tendency to not listen to their fans compared to Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon’s remarks this week touting how WWE’s success is all because the company DOES listen to its fans… Meanwhile, Smackdown Live head creative writer Brian James argues with fans about the Becky Lynch storyline. It’s a fascinating dichotomy. Les offers his commentary in reaction to Dave Meltzer’s autobiography, which is at once an engaging, interesting tale of the wrestling writer’s early fandom and career writing about the business while also being a defensive, partially self-aggrandizing take from a reporter unwilling to accept even the most reasonable criticism about his work. Lastly, stick around for the pilot episode of a new, spinoff podcast from Les and Hugh called Finding Pro Wrestling, where the fellas talk about...

122 min2018 SEP 16
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117 – Is WWE Really Listening? | A Commentary on Dave Meltzer’s Mini-Autobiography in the Wrestling Observer | Episode 1 of Finding Pro Wrestling w/ Les Moore & Hugh Little

116 – All In Pulls Les & Hugh Back In | The Era of WWE Alternatives | Catching Up with Indie Wrestling | Has Wrestling Media Been Co-opted?

Coming out of last weekend’s All In show, the topic of whether wrestling media has been co-opted has been a frequently discussed point. Les unpacks the topic with his thoughts of media ethics, the differences between wrestling media and other sports and entertainment journalism, and looks at the topic of “access” for wrestling media at big shows. But first, Hugh and Les catch up with each other after 6 months off the air, and talk over what’s piquing their interests in wrestling, and what they’re interested in learning more about. Join the good brothers for the return of Talking Sheet! Les is @prowrestling Hugh is @HughLittleSheet the show is @TalkingSheetPod

88 min2018 SEP 9
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116 – All In Pulls Les & Hugh Back In | The Era of WWE Alternatives | Catching Up with Indie Wrestling | Has Wrestling Media Been Co-opted?

115 – Talking Wrestling Journalism with David Bixenspan | Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns Storyline from WWE Raw | The Justin Barrasso Report on Rey Mysterio vs John Cena at WrestleMania | WWE to Fox?

Deadspin and Fightful contributor David Bixenspan stops by to talk with Les and Hugh about wrestling journalism, including talking about Six’s recent appearance on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast to debate the subject. We talk about the journalistic practices of Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, and also how the bad habits and practices of wrestling news sites can sometimes paint Meltzer in a bad light. Then we talk some of the major topics of the week, including the Roman Reigns Raw segment that saw him “shooting” on Brock Lesnar, Justin Barrasso’s Sports Illustrated report that Rey Mysterio was penciled in for a match with John Cena at WrestleMania despite all other indications being that he’s facing the Undertaker. And, finally, reports this week hinting at the idea WWE could sign its next television deal with the Fox Network after executives attended the Smackdown show from Los Angeles on Tuesday. And, finally, Bix runs the gauntlet of Hugh’s Qs, includi...

103 min2018 MAR 5
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115 – Talking Wrestling Journalism with David Bixenspan | Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns Storyline from WWE Raw | The Justin Barrasso Report on Rey Mysterio vs John Cena at WrestleMania | WWE to Fox?

114 – Will WWE Brand Split End? | Elimination Chamber Intrigue | Elgin Booking Backlash Story | Wrestling Journalism Questioned by Sam Roberts | Bixenspan’s Deadspin Response | Wade Keller’s Response | Wrestling Media Surveys

Our show today covers the recent question by Sam Roberts on his podcast of whether journalism in wrestling exists. We look at David Bixenspan’s article on Deadspin regarding the topic, and WWE’s attitude toward wrestling reporters and websites, as well as Wade Keller’s response to the topic on twitter. But first, the question is now being asked whether or not WWE’s upcoming switch to dual-branded PPV shows could spell the end of the Raw and Smackdown brand split. We explore some of the responses to this question from last week by PW Torch’s Todd Martin as well as Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. The final hype for WWE’s Elimination Chamber is behind us, and the show is set for Sunday with a lot of intrigue as to the outcomes from the matches. What will Ronda Rousey do, and will it involve Stephanie McMahon? How will Roman Reigns win the Chamber Match without hurting Braun Strowman’s push, or cooling off Seth Rollins? What will happen when Asuka takes on Nia Jax? The ...

98 min2018 FEB 25
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114 – Will WWE Brand Split End? | Elimination Chamber Intrigue | Elgin Booking Backlash Story | Wrestling Journalism Questioned by Sam Roberts | Bixenspan’s Deadspin Response | Wade Keller’s Response | Wrestling Media Surveys

113 – WWE Announces Dual Brand PPVs | PowerBombTV | Cena & Rousey WrestleMania Plans | Bruce Mitchell on New Day & Race | F4Wonline Loses Podcast Host to PW Torch | Abbey Arthur’s Cancer Scam

Les and Hugh are back to scratch the surface of a huge week in wrestling coverage, including the bizarre case of wrestling writer Abbey Arthur apparently faking cancer, and scamming her friends and followers out of $10k through GoFundMe and Ko-fi. But first, we look at the recent upheaval and reaction to PowerBomb.tv parting ways with co-founder Adam Lash. We discuss the fear among many wrestling pundits that co-branded WWE pay per view events may mean more multi-wrestler matches, longer shows, shorter matches or all of the above! John Cena’s storyline sucks, and is unbelievable according to most Raw reviewers. Ronda Rousey is in WWE in order to increase Stephanie McMahon’s profile according to Dave Meltzer. Bruce Mitchell writes on the racial undertones of the New Day’s pancake act. Alan Counihan leaves F4Wonline to join the VIP podcast team at PWTorch. All this plus more on Talking Sheet. Les is @prowrestling Hugh is @HughLittleSheet the show is @TalkingSheetPod

129 min2018 FEB 19
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113 – WWE Announces Dual Brand PPVs | PowerBombTV | Cena & Rousey WrestleMania Plans | Bruce Mitchell on New Day & Race | F4Wonline Loses Podcast Host to PW Torch | Abbey Arthur’s Cancer Scam

112 – Ronda Rousey WrestleMania Plans and WWE Schedule | Dave Meltzer on Rousey’s Success Potential | Scherer Calls Nikki Bella “Honey” | Coachman & Borash Signings | Rollins Blocks Alvarez | Shepard Promotes Checkbook Journalism

Les Moore looks back at the week in wrestling news coverage, from a HUGE weekend from WWE with NXT Takeover and the Royal Rumble, to the signings of Ronda Rousey, Jonathan Coachman and Jeremy Borash, to a special commentary on integrity in wrestling journalism, and how one reporter this week seemingly announced his intention to engage in checkbook journalism. We look at Dave Meltzer’s analysis of Ronda Rousey in WWE, and how he believes she should be used. Mike Johnson from PWInsider took umbrage with WWE and Rousey’s use of the term “full time,” and believes it is insulting to actual full time WWE wrestlers. PWInsider’s Dave Scherer took an inappropriate and insulting shot at Nikki Bella for “dating well” getting her position in WWE, and went on to call her “honey” in one of the more disgusting examples of wrestling “analysis” this year. We examine the coverage of WWE’s signing of Jonathan Coachman and Jeremy Borash, and reactions to how they’ll be utilized in the comp...

62 min2018 FEB 4
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112 – Ronda Rousey WrestleMania Plans and WWE Schedule | Dave Meltzer on Rousey’s Success Potential | Scherer Calls Nikki Bella “Honey” | Coachman & Borash Signings | Rollins Blocks Alvarez | Shepard Promotes Checkbook Journalism

111 – Final Royal Rumble Coverage | Complete Look at Enzo Amore Story | Coverage Hits and Misses from Meltzer, Satin, Sean Ross Sapp & More | Vince McMahon’s XFL Announcement | Raw 25 Coverage Jousts & More

Les and Hugh are back to major wrestling news coverage for the week. We look at the final coverage ahead of Sunday’s Royal Rumble event on the WWE Network, including the bizarre inflation of coverage surrounding Daniel Bryan’s odds for appearing and winning, and the continued negative reaction Stephanie McMahon gets every time she’s involved in anything relating to the WWE product. The Enzo Amore situation is looked at in detail, including a look at how wrestling coverage often blurs the lines between editorializing and reporting, which isn’t always the best for certain types of stories. Sean Ross Sapp wins the week for his adept handling of the story’s nuances, and covering all the bases, find out who missed the mark by the most. Vince McMahon announced the XFL on Thursday, January 25th, the exact day first reported publicly by Brad Shepard. We look at how the story unfolded over the past month and a half, as well as encourage more detailed scrutiny of the new enterprise, simi...

99 min2018 JAN 27
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111 – Final Royal Rumble Coverage | Complete Look at Enzo Amore Story | Coverage Hits and Misses from Meltzer, Satin, Sean Ross Sapp & More | Vince McMahon’s XFL Announcement | Raw 25 Coverage Jousts & More

110 – Roman Reigns Non-Story Turns Into Story | Braun Strowman Joust | WWE Signings | Dave Meltzer’s Push for Tessa Blanchard | Rosenberg Eats Foot | Paige | Curious Case of Daniel Bryan Odds

Les Moore breaks down the coverage of the week, including a look at Roman Reigns being alleged to be a customer of jailed a steroids dealer, and how that story developed over the week. We have a coverage joust on the Braun Strowman segment from WWE Raw this past Monday with clips from Fightful, POST Wrestling, PW Torch’s Fix with Todd Martin & Bruce Mitchell Audio Show as well as F4Wonline’s Wresting Observer Radio. WWE signings were perhaps most notable this week for who wasn’t signed, after months of speculation and hints that she would be a “no brainer” by Dave Meltzer, Tessa Blanchard was not among the new wrestlers signed this week. We take a look back on the evolution of Meltzer’s coverage of her in the Observer. Peter Rosenberg doesn’t know who War Machine is, and also believes Ring of Honor is an “indie” promotion. All reports indicate that Paige is done as an in-ring performer for WWE, but not according to anything WWE has actually said. Though they have yet to den...

66 min2018 JAN 21
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110 – Roman Reigns Non-Story Turns Into Story | Braun Strowman Joust | WWE Signings | Dave Meltzer’s Push for Tessa Blanchard | Rosenberg Eats Foot | Paige | Curious Case of Daniel Bryan Odds

Latest Episodes

119 –Meltzer Quibbles Over Roman Reigns Cancer Treatment | Ronda Rousey Fallout | Bruce Prichard Mystery

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet called out Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter over Meltzer’s quibbling over the type of treatment WWE Superstar Roman Reigns said he’d received for his leukemia. Les Moore takes a look at the latest controversy that erupted online. Then he looks at the reactions to how the Raw Women’s title angle has been booked leading to the WrestleMania main event, with reactions from the Pro Wrestling Torch’s Wade Keller and Todd Martin from their show earlier this week. Then, Bryan Alvarez plays Guess the Dirt with Dave Meltzer over why the booking has gotten so convoluted in the first place. Ronda Rousey’s YouTube vlog caused a stir among wrestling fans, and gave us an opportunity to listen to a rare JOUST between two wrestling media personalities from the same website! Lastly, Les takes a look at the fascinating coverage of the Bruce Prichard news, who was first reported as being the right hand man to Vince McMahon in WWE creative before D...

64 min2019 MAR 10
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119 –Meltzer Quibbles Over Roman Reigns Cancer Treatment | Ronda Rousey Fallout | Bruce Prichard Mystery

118 – Wrestling Media Reacts to the Brie Bella Blunder | WWE Philanthropy on Raw | Over-Analyzing Then, Now, Forever

Les and Hugh tackle the topic that was on a lot of minds this week: who’s to blame for that terrible situation involving Liv Morgan and Brie Bella on WWE Raw this week where Morgan was momentarily knocked unconscious from Bella’s YES! Kicks gone awry. We look at how the arguments took shape, and how wrestling media could stand to be more measured in their coverage of situations like this, rather than chime in with instant reactions on twitter that feed into the noisy debate. WWE had a long segment on Raw devoted to their charitable efforts, and many are blaming this as potentially ratings dipped for the show. Are they right? And how much to ratings matter when WWE Stock is closing in on $100 per share? Is WWE out of the John Cena business and back in the Hulk Hogan business? Wade Keller looks for clues in the WWE’s new Then, Now, Forever video on his recent podcast with Bruce Mitchell at PWTorch. THEN, the guys return for the second episode of their new spinoff podcast, Finding P...

123 min2018 SEP 30
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118 – Wrestling Media Reacts to the Brie Bella Blunder | WWE Philanthropy on Raw | Over-Analyzing Then, Now, Forever

117 – Is WWE Really Listening? | A Commentary on Dave Meltzer’s Mini-Autobiography in the Wrestling Observer | Episode 1 of Finding Pro Wrestling w/ Les Moore & Hugh Little

The guys get back together again to talk over the week in pro wrestling media, including articles by Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp and Deadspin’s David Bixenspan looking at WWE’s tendency to not listen to their fans compared to Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon’s remarks this week touting how WWE’s success is all because the company DOES listen to its fans… Meanwhile, Smackdown Live head creative writer Brian James argues with fans about the Becky Lynch storyline. It’s a fascinating dichotomy. Les offers his commentary in reaction to Dave Meltzer’s autobiography, which is at once an engaging, interesting tale of the wrestling writer’s early fandom and career writing about the business while also being a defensive, partially self-aggrandizing take from a reporter unwilling to accept even the most reasonable criticism about his work. Lastly, stick around for the pilot episode of a new, spinoff podcast from Les and Hugh called Finding Pro Wrestling, where the fellas talk about...

122 min2018 SEP 16
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117 – Is WWE Really Listening? | A Commentary on Dave Meltzer’s Mini-Autobiography in the Wrestling Observer | Episode 1 of Finding Pro Wrestling w/ Les Moore & Hugh Little

116 – All In Pulls Les & Hugh Back In | The Era of WWE Alternatives | Catching Up with Indie Wrestling | Has Wrestling Media Been Co-opted?

Coming out of last weekend’s All In show, the topic of whether wrestling media has been co-opted has been a frequently discussed point. Les unpacks the topic with his thoughts of media ethics, the differences between wrestling media and other sports and entertainment journalism, and looks at the topic of “access” for wrestling media at big shows. But first, Hugh and Les catch up with each other after 6 months off the air, and talk over what’s piquing their interests in wrestling, and what they’re interested in learning more about. Join the good brothers for the return of Talking Sheet! Les is @prowrestling Hugh is @HughLittleSheet the show is @TalkingSheetPod

88 min2018 SEP 9
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116 – All In Pulls Les & Hugh Back In | The Era of WWE Alternatives | Catching Up with Indie Wrestling | Has Wrestling Media Been Co-opted?

115 – Talking Wrestling Journalism with David Bixenspan | Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns Storyline from WWE Raw | The Justin Barrasso Report on Rey Mysterio vs John Cena at WrestleMania | WWE to Fox?

Deadspin and Fightful contributor David Bixenspan stops by to talk with Les and Hugh about wrestling journalism, including talking about Six’s recent appearance on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast to debate the subject. We talk about the journalistic practices of Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, and also how the bad habits and practices of wrestling news sites can sometimes paint Meltzer in a bad light. Then we talk some of the major topics of the week, including the Roman Reigns Raw segment that saw him “shooting” on Brock Lesnar, Justin Barrasso’s Sports Illustrated report that Rey Mysterio was penciled in for a match with John Cena at WrestleMania despite all other indications being that he’s facing the Undertaker. And, finally, reports this week hinting at the idea WWE could sign its next television deal with the Fox Network after executives attended the Smackdown show from Los Angeles on Tuesday. And, finally, Bix runs the gauntlet of Hugh’s Qs, includi...

103 min2018 MAR 5
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115 – Talking Wrestling Journalism with David Bixenspan | Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns Storyline from WWE Raw | The Justin Barrasso Report on Rey Mysterio vs John Cena at WrestleMania | WWE to Fox?

114 – Will WWE Brand Split End? | Elimination Chamber Intrigue | Elgin Booking Backlash Story | Wrestling Journalism Questioned by Sam Roberts | Bixenspan’s Deadspin Response | Wade Keller’s Response | Wrestling Media Surveys

Our show today covers the recent question by Sam Roberts on his podcast of whether journalism in wrestling exists. We look at David Bixenspan’s article on Deadspin regarding the topic, and WWE’s attitude toward wrestling reporters and websites, as well as Wade Keller’s response to the topic on twitter. But first, the question is now being asked whether or not WWE’s upcoming switch to dual-branded PPV shows could spell the end of the Raw and Smackdown brand split. We explore some of the responses to this question from last week by PW Torch’s Todd Martin as well as Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. The final hype for WWE’s Elimination Chamber is behind us, and the show is set for Sunday with a lot of intrigue as to the outcomes from the matches. What will Ronda Rousey do, and will it involve Stephanie McMahon? How will Roman Reigns win the Chamber Match without hurting Braun Strowman’s push, or cooling off Seth Rollins? What will happen when Asuka takes on Nia Jax? The ...

98 min2018 FEB 25
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114 – Will WWE Brand Split End? | Elimination Chamber Intrigue | Elgin Booking Backlash Story | Wrestling Journalism Questioned by Sam Roberts | Bixenspan’s Deadspin Response | Wade Keller’s Response | Wrestling Media Surveys

113 – WWE Announces Dual Brand PPVs | PowerBombTV | Cena & Rousey WrestleMania Plans | Bruce Mitchell on New Day & Race | F4Wonline Loses Podcast Host to PW Torch | Abbey Arthur’s Cancer Scam

Les and Hugh are back to scratch the surface of a huge week in wrestling coverage, including the bizarre case of wrestling writer Abbey Arthur apparently faking cancer, and scamming her friends and followers out of $10k through GoFundMe and Ko-fi. But first, we look at the recent upheaval and reaction to PowerBomb.tv parting ways with co-founder Adam Lash. We discuss the fear among many wrestling pundits that co-branded WWE pay per view events may mean more multi-wrestler matches, longer shows, shorter matches or all of the above! John Cena’s storyline sucks, and is unbelievable according to most Raw reviewers. Ronda Rousey is in WWE in order to increase Stephanie McMahon’s profile according to Dave Meltzer. Bruce Mitchell writes on the racial undertones of the New Day’s pancake act. Alan Counihan leaves F4Wonline to join the VIP podcast team at PWTorch. All this plus more on Talking Sheet. Les is @prowrestling Hugh is @HughLittleSheet the show is @TalkingSheetPod

129 min2018 FEB 19
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113 – WWE Announces Dual Brand PPVs | PowerBombTV | Cena & Rousey WrestleMania Plans | Bruce Mitchell on New Day & Race | F4Wonline Loses Podcast Host to PW Torch | Abbey Arthur’s Cancer Scam

112 – Ronda Rousey WrestleMania Plans and WWE Schedule | Dave Meltzer on Rousey’s Success Potential | Scherer Calls Nikki Bella “Honey” | Coachman & Borash Signings | Rollins Blocks Alvarez | Shepard Promotes Checkbook Journalism

Les Moore looks back at the week in wrestling news coverage, from a HUGE weekend from WWE with NXT Takeover and the Royal Rumble, to the signings of Ronda Rousey, Jonathan Coachman and Jeremy Borash, to a special commentary on integrity in wrestling journalism, and how one reporter this week seemingly announced his intention to engage in checkbook journalism. We look at Dave Meltzer’s analysis of Ronda Rousey in WWE, and how he believes she should be used. Mike Johnson from PWInsider took umbrage with WWE and Rousey’s use of the term “full time,” and believes it is insulting to actual full time WWE wrestlers. PWInsider’s Dave Scherer took an inappropriate and insulting shot at Nikki Bella for “dating well” getting her position in WWE, and went on to call her “honey” in one of the more disgusting examples of wrestling “analysis” this year. We examine the coverage of WWE’s signing of Jonathan Coachman and Jeremy Borash, and reactions to how they’ll be utilized in the comp...

62 min2018 FEB 4
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112 – Ronda Rousey WrestleMania Plans and WWE Schedule | Dave Meltzer on Rousey’s Success Potential | Scherer Calls Nikki Bella “Honey” | Coachman & Borash Signings | Rollins Blocks Alvarez | Shepard Promotes Checkbook Journalism

111 – Final Royal Rumble Coverage | Complete Look at Enzo Amore Story | Coverage Hits and Misses from Meltzer, Satin, Sean Ross Sapp & More | Vince McMahon’s XFL Announcement | Raw 25 Coverage Jousts & More

Les and Hugh are back to major wrestling news coverage for the week. We look at the final coverage ahead of Sunday’s Royal Rumble event on the WWE Network, including the bizarre inflation of coverage surrounding Daniel Bryan’s odds for appearing and winning, and the continued negative reaction Stephanie McMahon gets every time she’s involved in anything relating to the WWE product. The Enzo Amore situation is looked at in detail, including a look at how wrestling coverage often blurs the lines between editorializing and reporting, which isn’t always the best for certain types of stories. Sean Ross Sapp wins the week for his adept handling of the story’s nuances, and covering all the bases, find out who missed the mark by the most. Vince McMahon announced the XFL on Thursday, January 25th, the exact day first reported publicly by Brad Shepard. We look at how the story unfolded over the past month and a half, as well as encourage more detailed scrutiny of the new enterprise, simi...

99 min2018 JAN 27
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111 – Final Royal Rumble Coverage | Complete Look at Enzo Amore Story | Coverage Hits and Misses from Meltzer, Satin, Sean Ross Sapp & More | Vince McMahon’s XFL Announcement | Raw 25 Coverage Jousts & More

110 – Roman Reigns Non-Story Turns Into Story | Braun Strowman Joust | WWE Signings | Dave Meltzer’s Push for Tessa Blanchard | Rosenberg Eats Foot | Paige | Curious Case of Daniel Bryan Odds

Les Moore breaks down the coverage of the week, including a look at Roman Reigns being alleged to be a customer of jailed a steroids dealer, and how that story developed over the week. We have a coverage joust on the Braun Strowman segment from WWE Raw this past Monday with clips from Fightful, POST Wrestling, PW Torch’s Fix with Todd Martin & Bruce Mitchell Audio Show as well as F4Wonline’s Wresting Observer Radio. WWE signings were perhaps most notable this week for who wasn’t signed, after months of speculation and hints that she would be a “no brainer” by Dave Meltzer, Tessa Blanchard was not among the new wrestlers signed this week. We take a look back on the evolution of Meltzer’s coverage of her in the Observer. Peter Rosenberg doesn’t know who War Machine is, and also believes Ring of Honor is an “indie” promotion. All reports indicate that Paige is done as an in-ring performer for WWE, but not according to anything WWE has actually said. Though they have yet to den...

66 min2018 JAN 21
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110 – Roman Reigns Non-Story Turns Into Story | Braun Strowman Joust | WWE Signings | Dave Meltzer’s Push for Tessa Blanchard | Rosenberg Eats Foot | Paige | Curious Case of Daniel Bryan Odds
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