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Lacey and Mr Swanson review Hardcore Heaven, plus a whole lot of really good Hardcore TV's. RVD v Lynn 2 

Rory McNamara is joined by Bob Colling and Pete Kimber to look at a fascinating month in World Championship Wrestling. The boys break down a busy month of news before battling their way through the Slamboree Pay Per View. Topics of discussion include:

Tank Abbott's arrival. Play nice.
A GOOD Comedy Match. Really!
Kevin Fricking Nash Putting The World Title On Kevin Fricking Nash
Kevin Fricking Nash Putting Toxic Waste On Randy Fricking Savage
Eric Bischoff: On The Side Of The Angels?
Curt Hennig says "Hip Hop Music Is Not Very Good". 
 
(Stay tuned to the very end to hear a 'Was That A Timeline-Friendly Reference Or Not?' debate!)

Rory McNamara and Chris White are joined by Erick Landstrom for a very special edition of the Wrestling 20 Years Ago Podcast.

 
In the first portion of the show, the team look at the immediate aftermath of the terrible events of May 23rd 1999 in real time. They ask if the Pay Per View should have been stopped, give their opinions on the 'Raw Is Owen' show and ask if any lessons can be learned from the tragedy.
 
After that, we return to the present day to discuss the career of the great Owen Hart. His finest matches, his most memorable promos, our memories, some listener feedback and we manage to forage a path that leads to Owen Hart, WWF Champion.
 

Chris White is joined by Billy Johnson to look at THE ALL NEW WCW in April 1999. Well, there's a new Nitro set anyway. The boys discuss:

Sting returning. Again.
Spring Stampede 1999 and DDP winning the World Title for the first time
Flair going insane. Again.
Sting winning the World Title. Again.
DDP winning the World TItle. Again.
 
(Chris is a little echoey at times, but perfectly listenable)

April 99 - Volume 3 - ECW

Lacey and James Yull breakdown this months Hardcore TV and the latest in the state of ECW. A Tag title Change and a Piss Test

Rory McNamara is joined by Dan Welling and Bob Colling to look at a very eventful April 1999 for the WWF. The points of discussion include:
 
Shane Says 'Respect This'
Backlash 1999 Review
Undertaker and Stephanie in Unholy Matrimony
It IS Time To Sing-Along-With-The-Rock
SmackDown Pilot Episode
Why Are The Brood Talking? 

Wrestling 20 Years Ago Special- Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia

 

Lacey & Peter review the 1st two issues of Suspicious Behavior Productions New Wrestling Comic - Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia

 

The series is co-created and cowritten by Matt Entin and Ed Kuehnel. And realesed by Suspicious Behavior Productions. With the tag line

“When a disgruntled pro wrestler declares himself ‘galactic champ of the universe’ a planet of alien wrestlers views it as an act of war.”

 

You can follow and find out more by searching for @SBP_Comics on twitter

Rory McNamara is joined by Dan Welling and Peter Kimber to begin another century's worth of shows on the Wrestling 20 Years Ago wingding. 

 
They commemorate Episode No. 201 by - for night only! - invoking the spirit of Episode No. 1! No cuts, no pre- or post- tapes, no audio play-ins...just good old discourse the way it used to be on here. On the discussion list:

 
The Name On The Marquee Does Say Wrestling, but.....
It's Uncensored! Ish!
Rey and Kidman Have One Of The Matches Of The Month
Bret Hart The WCW Edition Is Actually Involved In Something GOOD.

March 1999 - Vol 1 - WWF. Episode 200! Wrestlemania XV| Austin vs Rock

Chris White is joined by Rory McNamara and Erick Landstrom for the 200th edition of the Wrestling 20 Years Ago Podcast! Fittingly, they celebrate by taking you through one of the worst Wrestlemanias of all time! Also on the agenda:

Jim Ross Turns Heel Again. Don't Send For Rick Bogner
Big Show but Little Prospects
The Brilliance Of The Greenwich Posse
Undertaker, Steph and all things...er..nice

March Vol 3 - ECW Living Dangerously - Taz v Sabu, RVD v Jerry Lynn

Lacey, Eric Landstrom and Bob Colling Jr bring you ECW Living Dangerously, with a Champion v Champion match to unify the ECW and FTW titles, a Match Of The Year benchmark, Dudleys being the Dudleys and the demise of the FBI

Chris White is joined by Erick Landstrom and Rory McNamara to look at The Month Before Wrestlemania Month in the WWF. Included in their discussion are the likes of:

Yet Another Media Backlash
St Valentine's Day Massacre PPV Review
The Long-Awaited Austin - McMahon Match
"The Rock Is Going To Wrestlemania!".. Oh And He Wins The WWF Title Too
Vince McMahon: Teddy Boy?

Rory McNamara is joined by Bob Colling and Billy Johnson to tackle the first month of Kevin Nash in full control of WCW (well....first month of official control anyway). 

 
The topics of discussion include:
Scott Steiner's courting techniques
The fall and fall of Bret Hart
Ric Flair, A Spotlight And A Turnip Truck
Superbrawl XI
The Other nWo Horsemen Parody 

Erick Landstrom is joined by Bob Colling to look at another eventful month of Hardcore TV. 

Topics of discussion include:
Everybody Loves Sid
The Mysterious Benefactor Is Revealed And It Is Rather Disappointing
Francine Goes Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty

"After audio meltdown with the first attempt, Rory McNamara is back to have another try at talking you through January 1999 in the WWF! He is joined by Dan Welling to discuss no fewer than three title changes - all of which end up encompassing the good, the camp and the ugly of the company - and the small matter of very possibly the worst Royal Rumble PPV in history"

Lacey is joined by Billy Johnson & Ryan Swanson to discuss ECW Guilty As Charged and some awesome TV, a Title Change and Dudleys on fine form

Rory McNamara is joined by Erick Landstrom and Dan Welling to try and put some butts in the seat for WCW in January 1999. They break down the January 4th Nitro in painstaking detail, including THAT Schiavone line and THAT title 'match'.... and then somehow manage to pick themselves up to the review the Souled Out PPV! 

 
And while you listen, why not try your hand at the "Fuck This Company" drinking game? As long as you aren't operating any heavy machinery....

Chris White is joined by Rory McNamara and Chris Lacey to round off the WWF's 1998. They look at the aptly-named Rock Bottom PPV, discuss the controversy surrounding "Undertaker's Symbol", say hello to a newcomer and heap praise on Vince McMahon getting ready to Rumble

Its that time of year again where we go rank and rate our favourite and least favourite things in the world of wrestling in 1998. Rory host a roundtable of Lacey, Chris White, Eric Landstrom and Dan Welling.

Tag Team:
Feud
Rising Star
Worst Match: 
Non-Wrestler
Worst Booking
Segment
Worst Show:
Talker:
The Wahoo Award For Unbearable Shitness Of The Year 
Best Show:
Match:
Worker:
MVP:

Lacey is joined by Billy Johnson for a whistle stop tour of ECW hardcore TV, we have title changes loads of match highlights and maybe one of the greatest moments of the year featuring Danny Doring and his ‘Dad’

Rory McNamara is joined by Chris Lacey and Billy Johnson for the first of two WWF shows this month. They review the UK-exclusive 'Capital Carnage' PPV and find time to debate whether or not Stone Cold Steve Austin is getting a bit boring (Spoiler: Only one of them thinks he is!)

 "Rory McNamara is joined by Erick Landstrom and Bob Colling to look at how World Championship Wrestling rounded off 1998. This includes Raven-As-Spoilt-Brat, Ric Flair having a heart attack in the ring, a battle over getting to control the company for 90 days....and of course Starrcade. 173......and 1. 

Merry Christmas Bill"

 
 
 
 
 
 

Lacey is joined by Eric Landstrom and Bob Colling Jr to discus the final ECW PPV of 1998 with November To Remember (or maybe forget) plus what turns out to be a exciting month of TV plus Buh Buh Ray Dudley’s promo’s go truly extreme

Rory McNamara is joined by Adam Joyce (yes, we put him on a WCW show again!) to talk about all the action south of the Mason-Dixon Line in November 1998. They discuss President Hogan, give their thoughts on the arrival of Bam Bam Bigelow, break down the World War III PPV and finish up by previewing Flair-Bischoff and Goldberg - Nash at Starrcade.

 
Warning. Could contain traces of Blaze Bayley-era Iron Maiden chat....

Chris White is joined by Erick Landstrom and Dan Welling to review Survivor Series 1998, covering the forming of the Corporation and the crowning of The Rock as the Corporate WWF Champion. 

Rory McNamara is joined by Adam Joyce and who-knows-what-else to bring you all the news and action from October 1998 in WCW. The guys talk about Sting dropping a limo from a great height, the formation of the LWO and whether or not Eric Bischoff is really in control of proceedings too.

 
Oh..and they break down the Halloween Havoc PPV too. Every match. 
Every. Single. Match. 
 
 
Listen with the light on.

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