Thursday, June 26, 2014

EPISODE 27: VICKIE GUERRERO'S TREASURE TRAIL

What happens when one of your Friends gets released from the company? Nothing! You keep plugging along with another episode of Wrestling with Friends!

Unfortunately, Blake didn't make the next round of cuts, but that didn't stop Heath Slater so why should it stop us? That's right, Andy & Erik go marching out into the unknown, willing to lose to Bo Dallas in order to keep bringing you the fun and nonstop excitement we're known for. This week, we do our best to cover news from TNA, the first ever live PPV in ROH and the WWE, including Money in the Bank predictions for the Friends Cup!



We don't cut things short just because one of our Friends was cut short, either. The discussion continues with some "shoot" talking points, such as which pro wrestlers would we pick, as coaches, to replace injured members of the U.S. World Cup soccer team? Also, with a gun to our head, which wrestlers' backs would we have the hardest time shaving? All that, and our belated List segment from last week, featuring our #77 picks!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 27 - Vickie Guerrero's Treasure Trail


0:00 - 49:30: Intros, Current Promotion News & Friends Cup predictions

50:12 - 1:16:03: Shoot topics: World Cup Wrestlers & Back Shaving Nightmares

1:16:55 - 1:46:27: The List: #77

Final Song - The Rock, "Song for Vickie"


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Friday, June 20, 2014

EPISODE 26: HALLUCINATING CANADIAN MOUNTIES

It's the second week in a row of a 3-Friend double-decker sandwich! Too bad they forgot their time management skills...

We're back uninterrupted this time with another feature-packed episode of Wrestling with Friends. Beginning with the news as always, the Friends discuss recent happenings in the WWE such as Roman Reigns, Goofball and the debut of .....*heavy breathing*..... STARDUST! There's up to and including 3 talking points for TNA as well this week, rendering the discussion a success for the first time in a while, as well as a rallying cry for ROH heading into their first ever LIVE Pay-Per-View, Best in the World!



Blake then brings his Wild Card topic to the table: a discussion on 3 favorite things in wrestling today, and 3 nostalgic items we miss from the current product. It's a cathartic discussion that also allows for some praise towards our favorite fake sport, meaning you won't any of that negative hoo-haw here! Not anticipating a discussion that lasts into the wee hours of the wrestling night, however, the Friends end up holding off on their Top 100 List discussion, but we still think your wrestling appetite will be fulfilled!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 26 - Hallucinating Canadian Mounties


0:00 - 36:22: Intros & Current Promotion News

37:57 - 1:48:40: Wild Card: Top 3 Highs & Lows

Final Song - Squeeze, "Slap & Tickle"


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Friday, June 13, 2014

EPISODE 25: LEX LUGER DOESN'T WANT TO BE A PIRATE

25 episodes later and still Friends...what an accomplishment! Hopefully none of us are released in the near future...

Blake and Erik kick things off with some talking points surrounding the WWE before a run-in from Andy halfway through. From there they discuss all things Daniel Bryan, the Shield and other terrible ideas like TNA still being afloat. The updates portion is capped off with a fun discussion on House of Hardcore and the Super Juniors tournament in NJPW.



The fun stops, but only for a moment as the Friends don their black ties and once again enter Heenan's Hall for the first time in nearly two months. They cordially discuss the merits of men like "Mean" Gene Okerlund, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Lex Luger as each Friend pleads their case for their plaque in the Hall. You'll have to listen in to see who takes it home between "By-God" Gene, Stone Cold threatening his boss with a gun and Lex Luger invading the very first Nitro. Afterwards, the Friends toss up some more iconic names as they discuss their #78 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 25 - Lex Luger Doesn't Want to be a Pirate


0:00 - 41:06: Intros, Current Promotion News

42:10 - 1:21:37: Heenan's Hall: "Mean" Gene vs. Bang 3:16 vs. Luger is Nitro

1:23:18 - 1:59:58: Top 100 List: #78

Final Song - Mean Gene Okerlund, "Rock N Roll Hootchie Koo" from the album 'Piledriver'


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Draft, Listener Style: Alex

Drafts are exciting! Drafts are fun! Drafts are also good for drawing blood and sometimes pulling hair.

And that's just what one of our listeners, Alex, wants to see in his brand new promotion. That's right, given endless amounts of cash and some influential...sway, he's ready to start his own Diva's promotion! Check out Alex's own Draft picks below.

Alex's Draft


Here is my roster. I decided to take a different route and make it an all ladies organization.

Andy stole my top pick, but since she would have been my #1, I would have gotten her first.

1. AJ Lee - Building the roster around her. She's the superstar.

2. Mickie James - The veteran. Still has great looks and good skills.

3. Gail Kim - The best woman wrestler in TNA. She'd put on some slobberknockers with these other women.

4. Tamina Snuka - The hoss of the group.

5. Awesome Kong - The other hoss of the group. Honestly she'd probably destroy AJ. Then have a large women feud with Tamina.

6. Emma - I haven't seen much of her, and she has a pretty stupid gimmick right now. Deserves better.

7. Paige - I think she is undeserving as the current divas champ, but she'd put on some good matches with these other ladies.

8. Alicia Fox - Love her current push. She is underrated. Plus sexy to boot.

9. Sara Del Rey - The best indie lady out there. Why isn't she on TV?

10. Mia Yim - I wanted another Asian, and since I don't know much about Japanese wrestlers, why not an up and coming indie Asian-American?

Friday, June 6, 2014

EPISODE 24: DUKE'S CULT OF GARBAGE MEN

No chance, that's what you've got...of getting an episode with Andy involved! That's right, for the second time this week, a tight-knit threesome has been shattered!

Andy no-shows this week's episode, but that doesn't stop Blake & Erik from recapping Payback and the Friends Cup results. Raw is also a hot topic, for various reasons, one of which involved Hornswoggle in an afro! Nobody cares about TNA anymore, so the two Friends go over some Indy & ROH news and respond to some messages from the mailbag!



The second half features more fun discussion with some long-overdue topics. One features "Moonlight Wrestling", an old idea for a running segment featuring wrestlers who had day jobs. Names like IRS, Big Boss Man, Undertaker & the Goon are mentioned, among others, as they discuss the validity of men supplementing their income with some good old-fashioned fighting. This bleeds into a discussion (hardway) into Wrestling with Tropes, as Blake & Erik discuss some fun recurring gimmicks that have nothing to do with the men in the ring, but everything to do with the psychology they use.

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



or Direct Download: Episode 24 - Duke's Cult of Garbage Men


0:00 - 51:53: Intros, Current Promotion News, Listener Questions & Idle Chatter

52:56 - 1:50:13: Shootin' from the Hip: Moonlight Wrestling & Wrestling with Tropes

Final Song - The Simpsons, "The Garbage Man"


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