Friday, March 27, 2015

FRIENDS NEWS EPISODE 13: PLUG ME INTO TRAVEL DESTINATION

How do you kick off Wrestlemania weekend? Why, by listening to the latest News droppings from Wrestling With Friends, of course!

The pot is bubbling over with interesting news bits from all over the wrestling world, not just the WWE. But the Friends find a way to navigate through just in time for the choppy waters of the Friends Cup! With 9 matches on the card, plus bonus points, you can believe things are about to get shaken up!



Talking Points: Stealing Baby Signs, Re-Upping with the Beast, Title Tugs-o-war, Wrestling Isn't Wrestling isn't discussed, Sting's (TNA) DVD, Global Takeover Begins in Sin City, Life and Death of Perro Aguayo, Jr.

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



or Direct Download: Friends News Episode 13: Plug Me Into Travel Destination



0:00 - 7:06: Intros

8:18 - 43:56: Current Promotional News

44:54 - 1:32:51: Wrestlemania Friends Cup

Final Song - Anti-Flag, "Die For Your Government"


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

FANTASY FEUD PT. 2: PILLMAN VS. WYATT

By Guest Columnist, Kraig Khaos



THE FEUD CONTINUES


...On the following Smackdown, we are told by Michael Cole that Flyin Brian Pillman was taken to the hospital for a possible concussion and internal bruising. But that he has since, been given a good bill of health and will return to action on Monday Night RAW. We are then shown footage of the past RAW and the vicious attack from Bray Wyatt. Later that evening, we are treated to a Bray Wyatt promo video. In the video, he once again claims that he will show the world how much of a monster he is when he destroys Brian Pillman. And also, very cryptically, he speaks of showing the world the true Brian Pillman.

At the beginning of RAW, Lilian Garcia interviews Brian backstage. She asks him about his match tonight and if he has any concerns of Bray Wyatt interfering again. Pillman states that he "has no idea what that guys problem is. But if he wants a fight, I can give him one."



Later in the night we return from commercial break to see Brian Pillman enthusiastically making his entrance to the ring. After standing on the 2nd turnbuckle and pointing to some fans his music fades out. We are then exposed to the grand entrance of the immortal one. The Legend. Yep, you guessed it, Curtis Axle. Axlemania runs wild all the way to the ring. Once in the ring, Axle proceeds to tear his shirt off and do some all too familiar 80’s style muscle flexing. Not 2 seconds later, Flyin Brian drop kicks Curtis in the face and the bell rings, thus starting the match.

The fact that the powers that be have decided NOT to make a match between Wyatt and Pillman after Wyatt’s attack seems a little absurd. Almost as if they were planning something more with them two. As if building towards something.

During the match, Curtis Axle proves that he can jobber to the stars just as good as anyone. It’s a series of quick shots and a high spot or two on Brian’s behalf. Flyin Brian does a flying cross body on Axle and knocks him to the mat. Just as Pillman is ready to pin Axle, the lights go out and Bray Wyatt’s music starts to play. Thousands of cellphones light up the arena.

Pillman looks toward the Titantron screen in a fighting stance, ready for Bray to rush out. As the house lights turn back on, Curtis Axle, from behind, rolls up Pillman in a school boy for the 1-2-3. The bell rings and Pillman looks around in disbelief as Axle raises his hands in victory.

Suddenly Bray Wyatt appears on the big screen. He mocks Brian saying that Pillman is easily swayed and distracted and will have no choice but to follow him to Hell and follow the buzzards.He laughs as the screen flashes off.

Angry and frustrated, Pillman starts beating the holy living Hell out of Curtis Axle. He tosses Axle out of the ring and then, yelling, leaves the ring and goes to the back.

As refs and medical staff attend to Axle, Michael Cole and Booker T state their surprise at Brian Pillman’s behavior in attacking Axle. JBL says that Pillman is frustrated and Wyatt is getting into Pillman’s head and under his skin. We are then shown, on replay, the distracted Pillman losing the match to Axle, then the attack on Axle from Pillman. We then roll to a camera backstage showing Pillman flipping the catering table and yelling for Bray Wyatt. He then disappears through a door. Once again, Michael Cole sees fit to once again show us the ending footage to the Axle/Pillman match. We then see the backstage area again and see Paige walking down the hallway. We are told that she is set to go 1 on 1 with Nikki Bella, NEXT! We cut to commercial...

Stay tuned for the exciting next installment of this Fantasy Feud! For now, visit Kraig Khaos' podcast page HERE.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

EPISODE 52: SWEET CHIN MUSIC LESSONS

We wouldn't let you get through Wrestlemania week without another classic episode of Wrestling With Friends, would we?

Tune in to this episode to hear where the Friends are off to next on their trip through the stars and into an Alternate Universe. Which feuds do they believe should have happened at a Wrestlemania event? It's all here!



The List also gets some polishing up before the big event, with some rather interesting selections being that the Friends are already on #58!

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 52 - Sweet Chin Music Lessons



0:00 - 6:47: Intros

7:45 - 36:53: Alternate Universe: Realigning Wrestlemania

37:50 - 1:13:47: The List: #58

Final Song - Men on a Mission, "Wrestlemania X Song"


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Sunday, March 22, 2015

FANTASY FEUD PT. 1: PILLMAN VS. WYATT

By Guest Columnist, Kraig Khaos


As wrestling fans, we often fantasize about things that never were or never can be. Whether it be a push that a wrestler never got,a tag team that never came together, a story line that never got wrote, an underground x-rated film that the Fabulous Moolah never made, or in this case a feud that will never happen.

For years, fans were certain that a match between HHH and Sting would never happen. But this year has seen that change. Aside from this rare happening, there are thousands of great "What If" matches that we will never see. Whether it be because one of the wrestlers is retired, one of them is permanently injured or in this case, the two wrestlers are from different eras, and one of them is doing high spots in Heaven. I bring to you a feud that would be so dynamic as to be mentioned in the same famous feuds as Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart, Stone Cold vs The Rock. Ladies and gentleman, I bring you a babyface Flyin' Brian Pillman vs Bray Wyatt.


Brian Pillman. A high flying,good looking, superb ring technician that did more for cruiserweights than he was given credit for. A very over face for WCW before turning heel with his loose canon character and going to WWE for a famously controversial feud with Steve Austin. And months later passing away much too young in a hotel room.

Bray Wyatt. A brutal monster who has proven time and again that not only can he talk the talk, but he can walk upside down like a possessed man in the ring. A heel who embraces the true meaning of the word and has captured the fascination of all who see him in action.

THE FEUD STARTS


The feud would start out with Bray Wyatt on Raw cutting one of his famous promos. His points of reason being his disgust for Brian Pillman's underdog all American persona. And Wyatt talks about how he will show the world that dreams don't really come true and the underdog never wins when he destroys Brian.

Later that night, Flyin Brian comes out to a huge pop as he makes his way to the ring to face everyone's favorite heel jobber, Heath Slater. The match is going good for about 5 minutes. Slater gets in a lucky move or two, but soon enough, Slater is laid out in the middle of the ring as Pillman climbs the top rope for an "Air Pillman" finishing maneuver. But, as Brian stands on the top turnbuckle looking down at Slater, Bray Wyatt comes from behind and pushes Pillman from the top tunbuckle onto the floor outside the ring. The ref rings the bell for a DQ. From then on, it's a flurry of fists and kicks as Bray Wyatt demolishes Brian.

Pillman makes a few attemps to fight back, but is quickly thwarted when Wyatt tosses him into a ring post. Bray Wyatt's brutal onslaught of punishment is brought to an end when he gives Pillman a "Sister Abigail" onto the steel ring steps. Bray slowly walks away screaming "Follow, the buzzards!" as medics attend to Pillman, then carry him away on a stretcher. We cut to a commercial for whatever new crap show the USA network is peddling and promo for the new HHH workout video. We return with Michael Cole replaying the last few minutes of the Pillman beatdown and describing how disturbing it is to watch. He also tells us that Brian has been taken to a nearby medical facility and that we will be kept updated on Brian Pillman's condition...


Stay tuned later this week for Pt. 2 of this Fantasy Feud. For now, visit Kraig Khaos' podcast page HERE.

Friday, March 20, 2015

FRIENDS NEWS EPISODE 12: THE TOBY KEITH INVESTMENT//WRESTLEMANIA BOOK YOUR BUST

On this rabble-rousing episode of Wrestling with Friends, the Friends find out they're getting old when they don't feel the same magical Wrestlemania spirit they did in their youth.

But that won't stop them from keeping their spirits up as they fire off some more weekly wrestling news from the WWE, TNA, ROH and more. They also attempt to re-animate the Podcast to Wrestlemania from last year with a special Wrestlemania edition of Book Your Bust, featuring their challenges from last week in El Torito, Xavier Woods and...The Bunny. Things get heated, so make sure to pack along some ice water on this trip!



Talking Points: Kevin Dunn hates cosplay, Roman Reigns hates you, Tightwad Toby, Promoting New Japan, Jimmy Jacobs Farewell, Galloway & PJ to steal the show?, Blockbusters, Steam.

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



or Direct Download: Friends News Episode 12: The Toby Keith Investment//Wrestlemania Book Your Bust



0:00 - 6:28: Intros

6:53 - 39:09: Current Promotional News

40:13 - 1:24:05: Wrestlemania Book Your Bust

Final Song - Schnuffel Bunny, "Snuggle Song"


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Friday, March 13, 2015

FRIENDS NEWS EPISODE 11: HUGH MUST HAVE A HUGH G RECTION

It's time to catch up after two weeks of goofing off. There's too much at stake!

What don't the Friends talk about in this episode? It's jam-packed with two weeks worth of news from the WWE and the Road to Wrestlemania, as well as TNA and springtime plans for Ring of Honor and the Indy world during this most exciting of times of the year. There's a lot of controversies to cover, the biggest of which perhaps being who the Friends pick for each other on another round of Book Your Bust!



Talking Points: Sting's Voice, Taker Fake Out, No More Mysterio, Nothing Hugh Morrus About Bill DeMott, TNA's new slogan, Samoa Surprise & Triple-A Triple Threat.

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



or Direct Download: Friends News Episode 11: Hugh Must Have a Hugh G Rection



0:00 - 5:26: Intros

6:21 - 35:01: Current WWE News

36:31 - 1:01:47: Other Promotional News & Book Your Bust

Final Song - Jimmy Hart, "Hugh Morrus"


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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

EPISODE 51: NITRO THEATER

We're hoisting the red curtain for a special treat on this classic edition of Wrestling With Friends; an episode thought to be lost to the ages and to corrupted data files. Enjoy as the Friends don their makeup and costumes and put on another great show for you!

This episode sees the Friends ready to dish out a new Judy Bagwell Award with the help from our first international judge (not object) to the show, Alex Klimkewicz! Alex has a hard docket to sort through on his first round of judging, between Big Show's ever-flowing tears, Howard Finkel's not-so-classic tuxedo/evening gown tussle with Lillian Garcia and an unwelcome visitor to Nitro in the form of Chucky. One Friend is willing to pull out all the stops to claim victory...whom will it be??



If you've missed the List, then have no fear: we're tumbling into the 50s for the first time with our #59 picks! As we head toward the mid-point, you can believe things are about to pick up. Get on board for this fun-filled episode...of fun!

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 51 - Nitro Theater



0:00 - 3:19: Intros

4:08 - 37:28: Judy Bagwell Awards: Big Show Baby//Finkel & Garcia Tuxedo Gown//Chucky Rips Rick

38:42 - 1:14:49: The List: #59

Final Song - Mancini, "Child's Play 2"


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