Friday, August 29, 2014

EPISODE 34: DISTRACTED BY VENTURA'S DEAD BODY

This week, we're closing the blinds and following the money on Wrestling With Friends with a special conspiracy-themed episode.

It all begins with a discussion on the conspiracy of why WWE suddenly sucks so much, what the heck Jeff Jarrett is doing in Japan when he should be getting his slow-moving promotion off the ground, and just what Alberto Del Rio is actually planning now that he's back in Mexico for AAA JUST before their new television show airs...hmmm...how convenient...FOLLOW THE MONEY!



The tin-foil hats really come out during the second segment, as Jesse Ventura comes on the show to guide the Friends through a mine-field of wrestling conspiracies. Three of the biggest people and events in wrestling are put under the hot lamp as the Friends attempt to expose the truth. What was Vince Russo really doing in WCW? How much did Bret Hart really know about the Montreal Screwjob? And just how many of Macho Man's Slim Jims did Stephanie McMahon really snap into? The Friends offer the evidence, but it's up to you to decide what's coincidence...and what's fact. FOLLOW THE MONEY!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 34 - Distracted by Ventura's Dead Body


0:00 - 40:44: Intros & Current Promotion News

41:15 - 1:33:38: Wild Card: Wrestling Conspiracies

1:36:18 - 2:12:42: The List: #72

Final Song - Randy Savage, "I'm Back"


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Friday, August 15, 2014

EPISODE 33: JUMPING THE JOHN TENTA

We're excited to bring you this episode of Wrestling With Friends during Shark Week! Unfortunately, Erik's problems with his microphone make it sound like he's recording from inside a shark tank. We apologize for the sound quality—please don't bite our heads off!

The biggest event of the Summer is around the corner, and the Friends are prepared to face it head on. They talk about all the major stories going into WWE Summerslam, as well as make their latest predictions in the Friends Cup, which is quickly turning into its final laps with Andy in the clear lead. Will Blake & Erik catch up? Is TNA still a business? All that, and some exciting changes in the Indy world are all on tap this week!



The Friends traded in their Geo Prism since last month—will their new mode of transportation get them to the Alternate Universe safely? If you're hoping to hear them talk about some modern-day nWo factions using current-day wrestlers, then let's pray for them! And if they're to make it back to talk about their #73 picks from The List, then they'll need about as much courage as John Tenta to complete the trip!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 33 - Jumping the John Tenta


0:00 - 46:55: Intros, Friends Cup & Current Promotion News

48:12 - 1:18:15: Alternate Universe: Modern Day nWo

1:19:50 - 1:52:51: The List: #73

Final Song - Big John Tenta, "Music Goes Round and Round"


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Friday, August 8, 2014

EPISODE 32: ONE-TAKE MCMAHON

You've come to the right place to get your weekly wrestling fix, and this week, it's not simply Wrestling With Friends...as in the second hour we're switching to FRIENDS ARE WAR!

That's right—though things seem relatively cordial at first, with some chit-chat about the latest happenings (aka recent firings) at WWE, what TNA is still even trying to do and fun with the Indies, things naturally turn bloody and violent as the Friends make the corner to the second segment this week.



Because, once again, it's time for the Judy Bagwell Awards! And for this installment, the friends aren't taking any prisoners in their Canadian Hotboxes. It's a bloody battle of bogus Bagwell picks as the long-dead memories of Dr. Heiny operating on Jim Ross, Robocop in WCW and Santino's love "sickness" are all brought to the fore. Guest judge Jered makes his second appearance, and you better believe he doesn't take this honor lightly! Will there be a return to The List and the Friends' #74 picks? We may never know!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 32 - One-Take McMahon


0:00 - 37:08: Intros & Current Promotion News

37:52 - 1:32:02: Judy Bagwell Awards: Robocop in WCW//Dr. Heiny//Santino's Date

1:33:53 - 2:06:31: The List: #74

Final Song - DJ Mayhem & MC Mouthmaster Murf, "Robocop Rap"


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Saturday, August 2, 2014

EPISODE 31: CONTROLLABLE WEEPING FOR THE PATRIOT

The Friends are playing musical chairs with your hearts this week, and hopefully each one finds a spot in one of you out there!

The current news discussion is in rare form this week, tackling everything from wrestlers in film and a sudden, dramatic change in the answer to Blake's recurring question: Is TNA still in business? The Friends keep it short and sweet this week for a change, but that doesn't mean they don't take the chance to discuss the hot Divas angles and cool Indy shows going on currently.



Andy then puts his Wild Card topic choice on the table: Favorite Wrestling Entrance Themes. Proposing a challenge to the other Friends, they've each come up with 30 of the most rousing, sing along, snap along songs from their childhood through present day. Will your favorite make the list? Each Friend covers off on 5 from their own respective lists, leading to this being the most musically-packed episode yet with 15 themes to jam out to! With this concert-like experience running into multiple encores, the Friends use their discretion and push the List off for another week—but expect it to be back...with a vengeance!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 31: Controllable Weeping for the Patriot


0:00 - 26:06: Intros & Current Promotion News

27:20 - 1:52:31: Wild Card: Top #30 Entrance Themes (30-26)

Final Song - Jimmy Hart, "Steinerlined"


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