Monday, November 24, 2014

EPISODE 46: THE THROES OF ULTIMO PASSION

It's a special Thanksgiving appetizer for your ears this week, as the Wrestling Friends get together on their journey into the unknown!

For the first time, the Friends are splitting up the News & Current Events from their established discussion topics, hopefully to create a more well-rounded and easier listening experience for you. Why? Because they're friendly, damn it! So be sure to join us here every TWO weeks for the rotating segment and new entries to the Top 100 Wrestlers List!



This week, Blake and Andy team up to discuss their chosen Wild Card topic of favorite gimmick matches, coming off the heels of a festive Survivor Series. What are some of their favorite matches? Why? And when will all 3 of them finally clash in Erik's backyard Elimination Chamber? Tune in for that answer, as well as for the #63 picks on their List!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 46 - The Throes of Ultimo Passion



0:00 - 36:02: Wild Card: Favorite Gimmick Matches

37:00 - 1:01:00: The List: #63

Final Song - Kurt Angle, "Sexy Boy"


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Friday, November 21, 2014

EPISODE 45: CM CUDDLE

We're in a deep freeze right now, folks! Good thing we all have our own favorite wrestlers to snuggle and sleep in with! Who's yours? Mine is Blackjack Mulligan.

It's time to freshen up this place after nearly a year of hanging around on the Internet. Tune in for some more details—however, we think you're going to like the changes. Don't worry, it involves even more friendliness! On this episode, we dedicate our time solely to news & current events, as well as our Friends Cup predictions for Survivor Series. How are you doing in your predictions? We'd love to know!



The show ends with an extra treat: Geekparty.com writer Blake Steil's thoughts on the new WWE 2K15 video game for the next gen consoles! You'll want to hear his thoughts, alongside a possible differing opinion from Andrew. Should you spend your hard-earned money on this new video game? Let Blake & Andy make that decision for you!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 45 - CM Cuddle


0:00 - 43:56: Intros & Current Promotion News

45:21 - 1:13:41: Friends Cup: Survivor Series

1:14:39 - 1:38:00: WWE 2K15 Talk

Final Song - Chris Morrison, "Cats!"


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Monday, November 17, 2014

THE BIG PUSH

By Guest Writer, Kraig Khaos


So here we are. The era of Lesnar. An unstoppable, all demolishing beast with a thirst for violence. But what if, at the same time, we were also at the height of Ultimate Warrior mania?

The Ultimate Warrior. A painted face, mountain of muscle with an intense energy that has never been matched.

Now imagine this. John Cena. Wearing his jean shorts, his red Cena shirt with matching hat and wristbands is walking down the street, on his way to the grocery store to buy some Fruity Pebbles. While wearing his headphones that is playing Color Me Bad's "I Wanna Sex You Up", he neglects to look both ways before crossing the street. After one step, he is immediately ran over by Stone Cold Steve Austin's monster truck and flattened into a pile of street pizza. So now, the WWE Championship is vacant, and Vinnie Mac and company have the difficult decision of who to put the belt on. Warrior, or Lesnar. Who will get the big push that make them a WWE Legend? Let's look at the stats...

OVER:

Who is more over with the crowd? The fans will watch any match with Brock Lesnar in it, just because he is in it. Whether a heel or a face, people wanna see Lesnar in the ring, because you KNOW, he gonna hurt somebody.

And while you may see a Lesnar shirt here and there, his popularity pales in comparison to the Warrior's merch sales. At every event the Warrior was at, be it Saturday Night Main Event or Popfart, Nebraska, you would seen hundreds of kids with Warrior painted faces. You would see Warrior paint shaped foamed fingers, banners, shirts, neon tassels dangling from arms. And just about the biggest "pop" any wrestler in history has ever received.

WINNER: Warrior

LONGEVITY:

Who would last longer in the WWE? While Brock Lesnar has left WWE to pursue other interests, he always left on good terms. And he has been with the company on and off for almost 4 times as long as the Warrior was with the company. Lesnar also doesn't seem the type of person to pull any shenanigans. Such as, oh, I don't know, maybe geting fired for holding up a Pay-Per-View main event hours before the match by refusing to wrestle until he was given more money.

WINNER: Lesnar

THE JOB:

Lesnar understands that someone can't win every match or hold a title forever.

He is obviously willing to do what management needs him to do. Be it beating John Cena within an inch of his life and winning. Or beating Triple H within an inch of his life, and still letting Triple H win. It is said that Warrior absolutely hated to lose in order to get someone else over or for whatever reason. It is widely speculated that Warrior would throw fits of rage when asked to take a dive for someone.

WINNER: Lesnar

RESPECT:

Other wrestlers respect Lesnar due to his work in the ring and his many accomplishments. Warrior was said not to care about hurting others in the ring due to his lack of technical wrestling skills. It seems that Warrior gained no respect in wrestling until Hall of Fame induction and subsequent passing.

WINNER: Lesnar

BELIEVABILITY:

Who are the fans more likely to believe in winning the match. Can the Warrior's strength, energy, intensity, and raw power beat Brock Lesnar's wrestling ability, brutality, and ringside Paul Heyman? That question, is for each wrestling fan to decide for themselves...

Friday, November 14, 2014

EPISODE 44: DEAN RUSEV'S CLASS IS IN SESSION

What do 3 Friends do when there's ample amounts of wrestling to talk about each week? They get together and podcast about it, of course! And now, you're lucky enough to hear them do so for the 44th time!

There's been lots of action heading into this year's installment of the Survivor Series, and the Friends are willing to dissect it all for you. From the construction of its main event teams to some noticeable absences, it's sure to be an interesting throwback to Survivors Series of old. And if you're a fan of news, it's extra-padded this week with updates on TNA's existence and future endeavors, as well as a mini-review of the new Lucha Underground and whatever the hell Global Force is up to these days. Lastly, Ring of Honor's busy autumn keeps getting busier, and we're here to get you primed, pumped and lubed for all the exciting Indy action coming up!



The Friends attempt to be on their best behavior when they bring new co-host Mr. Wrestling II into Heenan's Hall for the first time. Once inside, they'll laugh, they'll cry, and they'll create some fond memories by going over their own memories of some great event of wrestling past, including: a brutal chairshot to Ken Shamrock's melon, the match that kicked off one of the hottest feuds in wrestling history between the Freebirds and Von Erics, and the final showdown of Sting and Ric Flair. As the tears dry, the Friends close off another monumental show with the List and some special, "Goldeneye" 64 picks.

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



or Direct Download: Episode 44 - Dean Rusev's Class is in Session


0:00 - 41:46: Intros & Current Promotion News

42:54 - 1:22:56: Heenan's Hall: Shamrocked//Freebird v Von Erich//Last Nitro Match

1:23:53 - 1:58:59: The List: Nintendo 64

Final Song - Michael P.S. Hayes, "Badstreet USA"


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Friday, November 7, 2014

EPISODE 43: THE GEORGE HACKENSCHMIDT TEASE

We see you there licking your chops and getting hungry for another episode of Wrestling With Friends. Well, never fear, as Blake, Andy, Erik AND Mr. Wrestling II are all hear to satisfy your cravings!

The first course is served up with a savory plate of news with discussions on NXT happenings, Bo Dallas' departure, Randy Orton the movie star, TNA's latest (last?) champion and some upcoming Ring of Honor event morsels. Whew! Hope you're still hungry for more!



The next course sees the Friends braving space travel once more on their visit to another Alternate Universe. In this one, the Survivor Series is gearing up, but only with participants that each Friend thinks would make up their personal Dream Team. This delicious meal ends with a divine dessert of #65 picks from the List. Plan for some nap time after this feast!

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or Direct Download: Episode 43 - The George Hackenschmidt Tease


0:00 - 29:18: Intros & Current Promotion News

30:35 - 1:17:56: Alternate Universe: Survivor Series Dream Teams

1:18:58 - 1:48:05: The List #65

Final Song - Static-X, "Love Dump"


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