Friday, May 30, 2014

EPISODE 23: CROTCH CHOPPING THE YELLOW JOCK STRAP

The 3 Man Band is back, just in time to talk about: the 3 Man Band! Amongst other things, of course...

Blake proves he has no interest in what Andy or Erik have to say by repeating much of the same news as last week, but once they get past that and some more TNA and Indy news, they get ready for WWE Payback. Erik and Blake have some payback of their own against Andy for his domination during last month's Friends Cup. Who will make the right predictions? You'll have to follow along!



The fun reunion continues as this stable of Friends reminisce on some stables past in the Alternate Universe. In a new sub-segment titled "Must Add One", each Friend goes back and inserts a missing member to seven different stables that would have made them that much more edgy and complete. Who else will be crotch chopping and Too Sweet-ing in this new alternate dimension? Once they return, the Friends dive into the 70s with #79 picks from the List!

Join Blake, Andy & Erik, just a couple of friends chatting about wrestling. Won't you be our friend?



or Direct Download: Episode 23 - Crotch Chopping the Yellow Jock Strap


0:00 - 46:33: Intros, Current Promotion News & Friends Cup Predictions

47:27 - 1:40:39: Alternate Universe: "Must Add One" (Stable Edition)

1:41:37 - 2:07:00: Top 100 List: #79

Final Song - "The Jock Strap King"


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Friday, May 23, 2014

EPISODE 22: BONZAI DROPPING IN OUR PANTS

The lights are up, the cameras are rolling: it's time for the first ever "shoot" style episode of Wrestling with Friends! Please send $15.99 via PayPal to RF Video for this exclusive show.

Getting 3 Friends together isn't always easy; but we wouldn't allow ourselves to be pre-empted once again by those damn poodles! So this week, it's a Blake-free show, which means no planned segment or List entries. It's a straight shoot between the remaining 2 Friends, Andy & Erik, as they buzz through recent news regarding Daniel Bryan, Kevin Steen and, sadly, still TNA.



They then dig into the reader mail bag for some questions, before discussing some hot topics that have been on our minds. From wrestlers who couldn't hold it in, to disturbing, horror-film like scenarios involving wrestlers and hotel rooms and finally wrestling matches and icons that would be the best gateway for a skeptical friend. All that and plenty of tangents as we present this Thunder-like episode to our normal epic Nitros.

Join Blake, Andy & Erik, just a couple of friends chatting about wrestling. Won't you be our friend?



or Direct Download: Episode 22 - Bonzai Dropping in our Pants


0:00 - 55:34: Intros, Current Promotion News, Listener Questions & Idle Chatter

56:49 - 1:49:50: Shootin' from the Hip: Wrestler Accidents, Hotel Roomies & Impactful Matches

Final Song - Jim Johnston (in middle school), "Sumo"


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Friday, May 16, 2014

EPISODE 21: HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN'S LUNCH BOX

Continuity? WWE doesn't need it, so why should we? We're switching things up on Wrestling With Friends, and not just because Hacksaw Jim Duggan's extra dirty and requires a longer bath time.

It was close, but there was nearly ANOTHER ten-bell salute on this episode until Blake made his appearance and put the other Friends' fears of his demise to rest. Once reunited, they get through the news featuring Daniel Bryan's injury status, whether or not TNA still exists, and the 2nd weekend of Ring of Honor's New Japan mega-shows.



Unfortunately, some of the Friends wish that the Skype drops happened more often during the Judy Bagwell Awards as things get extra contentious in the company of judge and Friend to the show, Eric "the Bikeman" Carlson from the High Fives w/ Blake & Eric podcast. Will he remain fair and balanced, despite judging an awards ceremony featuring his co-host from another show? Once again, the choices are neck and neck, between the recent John Cena Extreme Rules cage match conclusion, the discontinuity of the WWE's power structure in 2011 and Vince Russo's WCW Championship run. Will there even be a List segment featuring the #80 picks? There's only one way to find out!

Join Blake, Andy & Erik, just a couple of friends chatting about wrestling. Won't you be our friend?



or Direct Download: Episode 21 - Hacksaw Jim Duggan's Lunch Box


0:00 - 36:46: Intros & Current Promotion News

37:51 - 1:24:32: Judy Bagwell Awards: John & Little Johnny vs. WWE Power Structure vs. Russo, World Champion

1:26:25 - 2:01:30: Top 100 List: #80

Final Song - Hacksaw Jim Duggan, "USA"


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Monday, May 12, 2014

Top 5 People I’d like to see Beat Up Sheamus

By Andrew Soucek

So did Sin Cara and Sheamus really mix it up in real life? Who's to say? I'm going to say it happened, though, because the thought entertains me. With that in mind, there are a couple other people I'd like to see smack around the Celtic Warrior for reals even more than Sin Cara/Hunico.

Now, I don't condone actual violence on anyone, but I'm just saying if Sheamus had to get beat up by someone, these would be my top choices! Besides, he's been sleeping on the job lately, so someone should probably smack him around a bit just like the good old days. The AWA locker room wouldn't stand for that! Fellllllllllllllllllllllla!!!



El Torito. Yeah, I'll just get the obvious one out of the way. Having a shorter person in a bull costume take down Sheamus in a guillotine choke would finally humble that guy in ways that even The Iron Sheik couldn't.

El Dandy. The randomness of El Dandy showing up backstage at Raw and performing a real life hurricanrana on Sheamus in real life is just too good to pass up!

Meng. Meng doesn't take crap from anyone! I don't care if he's in his mid-50s and selling used cars these days, he could do a number on the Celtic Warrior with both arms tied behind his back. This is most likely because he'd just bite his face off.

Original Sin Cara. In my mind, I'm picturing Sheamus fighting with Hunico while he's dressed up as Sin Cara. That's a much more entertaining visual. Suddenly, the original Sin Cara (Mistico) jumps in to join in the ruckus. Sheamus doesn't know who is who!

Damien Sandow. This man needs some big wins badly! Bonus points if he's dressed up as Magneto while he does it.

Friday, May 9, 2014

EPISODE 20: ACES & MOUNTAIN BIKES

It's a longie, but a goodie this week on Wrestling With Friends. With excitement in the sports world at its peak, the Friends are ready to jump in with some fun of their own!

The news is capped short this week, but there's still time to clear some items from the last show, such as the fan-voted inductee to Heenan's Hall and the results to the Extreme Rules version of the Friends Cup! There's also a belated, yet touching, tribute to Lee Marshall, at Andy's request.



From there, things kick into high gear. With Andy winning the Wrestlemania Friends Cup, he chose this week's Wild Card segment: The 2014 Friends Draft! With any current & active wrestler fair game, the Friends snake their way through a no-holds barred Draft, picking and choosing men and women they think will boost their brand new (hypothetical) promotions to mainstream heights. Who will go first? Who will be given the "gimmick" of Mr. Irrelevant? Once the dust is cleared and the confetti has fallen, the Friends dip into The List and their #81 picks. It's taken 20 entire shows, but you may be surprised to see who ends up being the first wrestler to make it to each of the Friends' lists!

Join Blake, Andy & Erik, just a couple of friends chatting about wrestling. Won't you be our friend?



or Direct Download: Episode 20 - Aces & Mountain Bikes


0:00 - 22:29: Intros & Current Promotion News

22:56 - 1:49:38: Wild Card: The 2014 Friends Draft

1:50:02 - 2:20:43: Top 100 List: #81

Final Song - "The Mountain Bike Song"


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Friday, May 2, 2014

EPISODE 19: LEE MARSHALL'S TALLAHASSEE ROAD REPORT

Wrestling With Friends is coming back around again, so jump aboard this train and ride with us—choo choo!—as we chat about all the things we love about professional wrestling; including the Headbangers' boombox.

Recent events in WWE, TNA, Ring of Honor and the indies have the Friends buzzing, giving their candid thoughts and hopes for the upcoming summer of wrestling. Whether it's the two mega-cards between ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling or TNA's drawn-out death wish, they hit the highs and lows of the coming weeks. It's all capped off with an explosive Friends Cup prediction discussion for WWE Extreme Rules.



Afterwards, the Friends don their black ties (and in Blake's case, his clown shoes) to once again re-enter Heenan's Hall. Once more, three worthy nominees are considered, between CM Punk's Pipe Bomb, Ultimate Warrior's 30 second Intercontinental Title win and another great manager to stand alongside Heenan, Mrs. Cornette's baby boy Jim. And just when you thought they had the process down, a screw (job?) is in the works! Will things settle in time for their #82 picks to be discussed for The List? You'll have to tune in to find out!

Join Blake, Andy & Erik, just a couple of friends chatting about wrestling. Won't you be our friend?



or Direct Download: Episode 19 - Lee Marshall's Tallahassee Road Report


0:00 - 54:03: Intros, Current Promotion News & Friends Cup predictions

54:42 - 1:31:08: Heenan's Hall: Punk's Pipe Bomb, Ultimate Squash & James E. Cornette

1:33:07 - 2:03:07: Top 100 List: #82

Final Song - "Tony the Tiger Rap", Youtube user LifeAccording2Chris


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