Tuesday, December 29, 2015

THE FRIENDIES 2015: NOMINATION ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Could it really be time for The Friendies? Well, yeah, because it's the end of the year stupid! Just kidding, you're not stupid...unless you're stupid excited to see who nabbed a nomination for this year! We've got all your favorite awards from last year, plus a few more sparkling new ones, so let's get right into it.

Biggest Shocker

Daniel Bryan's early Rumble exit

Seth Rollins cashes in at the Wrestlemania 31 Main Event

Samoa Joe arrives in NXT


Worst Line of the Year

"Owen Hart didn't defy gravity" - Booker T

"Your brother didn't have much fight in him, either" - Paige, referring to Charlotte's dead younger brother, Reid

"Nothing but a sniveling little suck-up sell-out sufferin' succotash, son!" - Roman Reigns to Seth Rollins


Best Line of the Year

"Welcome to Suplex City, bitch!" - Brock Lesnar to Roman Reigns

"I'm not a f*cking sports entertainer, I'm a wrestler!" - Alberto el Patron on ROH debut

"I'm gonna send Blue Pants back to the clearance rack where she belongs" - Alexa Bliss


Most Overlooked/Underrated

Johnny Gargano (NXT/Independent)

Alex Shelley (New Japan Pro Wrestling/Ring of Honor/Independent)

Asuka (NXT)


Heel of the Year

Pentagon Jr. (Lucha Underground)

Seth Rollins (WWE)

Kevin Owens (WWE)


Face of the Year

Finn Balor (NXT)

Prince Puma (Lucha Underground)

John Cena (WWE)


Most Screwed Over

Kevin Owens

Damien Sandow

Rusev


Worst Wrestling TV Show

Total Divas

WWE Raw

Tough Enough


Best Wrestling TV Show

NXT

Ring of Honor

Lucha Underground


Tom Magee Award (Most Deserving of an Upcoming Push)

Apollo Crews (NXT)

Chad Gable (NXT)

Dalton Castle (Ring of Honor)


Erik Watts Memorial Award (Most Overpushed)

Mahabali Shera (TNA)

Eva Marie (NXT)

Roman Reigns (WWE)


Biggest Character Improvement

John Cena

Big Ryk (formerly Ezekiel Jackson)

Drew Galloway


Best New Finisher

Prince Puma: 630-degree Splash

Neville: Red Arrow

Kevin Owens: Pop-Up Powerbomb


Worst Feud of the Year

Miz vs. Mizdow

Rusev & Summer Rae vs. Dolph Ziggler & Lana

Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns


Best Feud of the Year

Kevin Owens vs. John Cena

Bayley vs. Sasha Banks

Pentagon Jr. vs. Vampiro


Worst Commentator of the Year

JBL (WWE)

Byron Saxton (WWE/NXT)

Booker T (WWE)


Best Commentator of the Year

Matt Stryker (Lucha Underground)

Corey Graves (NXT)

Steve Corino (Ring of Honor)


Brother Love Award (Best Non-Wrestler Role)

Dario Cueto (Lucha Underground)

Paul Heyman (WWE)

Truth Martini (Ring of Honor)


Dammit, We're Going to Make This Work (Worst Story)

Roman Reigns Against All Odds

Wyatt Family vs. The Brothers of Destruction

The Summer Love Quadrangle (Ziggler/Summer/Rusev/Lana)


Biggest Attitude Adjustment (Disappointment)

Daniel Bryan's early Rumble exit

Kevin Owens' fall from grace

Sting loses to HHH at Wrestlemania


And now, for the Biggies...


Get the "F" Off My TV

Stephanie McMahon

Mojo Rawley

Dolph Ziggler

The Big Show

Santino


Judy Bagwell Moment of the Year

James Storm has a ghost barn

Hulk Hogan's racist rant

Bray Wyatt obtains the power of lightning

Eva Marie doesn't kick out

Kane talks to Geoffrey the Giraffe


Heenan's Hall Moment of the Year

Bayley wins the NXT title in Brooklyn

NWO confronts DX at Wrestlemania

Kevin Owens debuts on Raw and destroys John Cena

Lucha Underground season one conclusion montage

Angelico's leap


Match of the Year

Fenix vs. Mil Muertes: Grave Consequences (Lucha Underground)

John Cena vs. Kevin Owens: Title vs. Title (Elimination Chamber)

John Cena vs. Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (Royal Rumble)

Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn)

John Cena vs. Cesaro (Monday Night Raw: 06/06/2015)


Woman Wrestler of the Year

Bayley (NXT)

Sasha Banks (WWE/NXT)

Sexy Star (Lucha Underground)

Charlotte (WWE/NXT)

Nikki Bella (WWE)


Tag Team of the Year

Angelico/Ivelisse/Son of Havoc (Lucha Underground)

The Young Bucks (Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling/Independent)

The New Day (WWE)

Cesaro/Kidd (WWE)

reDRagon (Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling)


Mr. Wrestling II Wrestler of the Year Award

Prince Puma (Lucha Underground)

John Cena (WWE)

Seth Rollins (WWE)

Brock Lesnar (WWE)

Jay Lethal (Ring of Honor)


Keep your eyes posted here for the fan vote poll! Then, some time in 2016 and whenever we get to it, we'll meet you all in some fancy ballroom for the official 2016 Friendie Awards!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

EPISODE #78: THE LIST (#46) ONE-WAY TICKET TO WEINERVILLE

It's our last episode of the year, but you won't find it under your tree...your stocking would be much warmer!

We're busting out the categories for the 2015 Friendies Awards, coming up very soon! Many of your favorites are returning, like 'Get the F off my TV!' and 'Best TV Show', as well as some new ones to respect the growth of women's wrestling this year (and the growth in Andy's pants as a result!). Keep an eye on the site for the nominations later this week!



Who else would you want to spend time with this holiday season besides your Friends? If you said our #46 List picks, we wouldn't blame you! We've got a snake handler, a hardcore legend and a master of the kazoo. And none of them have been on Santa's "Nice" list! (Even though one of them portrays a Santa!)

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



or Direct Download: Episode 78 - The List (#46) One-Way Ticket to Weinerville



0:00 - 7:05 - Intros
9:33 - 23:19 - 2015 Friendies Preview
24:44 - 59:53 - The List (#46)
Musical Interludes from: Megadeth "Crush 'Em", Kiss "God of Thunder"


Remember! We want you, our wrestling friends, to send us feedback on any of the segments we cover. E-mail us at wrestlingwithfriends@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter (@wrestle_friends)

Also, subscribe to us on iTunes or find us on Stitcher Smart Radio. While you're there, we'd sure think it sweet of you to leave us a little review. Thanks, friends!

Friday, December 11, 2015

FRIENDS NEWS EPISODE 23: TABLES, LADDERS AND TATER TOTS FRIENDS CUP

Have you been good little boys and girls this year? Then I suppose we can give you the greatest gift of all this season, another episode of Wrestling With Friends!

Because we're in such a giving mood, we give our takes on a few hot-button items over the past few weeks in the WWE and beyond. Do we think the entire WWE deserves a lump of coal in their stocking this year, after the lumps of...something else...they've been giving us these past few months? Tune in to hear our discussion, as well as to see where we all land in the final Friends Cup of the year!



Talking Points: Tater Tot factory, Raw ratings, Cane Dewey save WWE?, Dick flippin'

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



or Direct Download: Friends News Episode 23: Tables, Ladders and Tater Tots Friends Cup



0:00 - 3:12: Intros

5:04 - 21:22: Current Promotional News

23:01 - 57:50: TLC 2015 Friends Cup

Musical Interludes by: Bloodhound Gang, "Mope", "Magna Cum Nada"


Remember! We want you, our wrestling friends, to send us feedback on any of the segments we cover. E-mail us at wrestlingwithfriends@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter (@wrestle_friends)

Also, subscribe to us on iTunes or find us on Stitcher Smart Radio. While you're there, we'd sure think it sweet of you to leave us a little review. Thanks, friends!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

EPISODE #77: A JAM-UP HEENAN'S HALL: CENA SQUASH, TLC & DOUBTING EL DANDY

Congratulations! We've all made it to the 100th episode spectacular 2-year special episode of Wrestling With Friends!

That's right, between these classic shows, our news editions and the one-off Fireside Chat, we've made it to a milestone. And we're doing it up in style, as we invite you all back into Heenan's Hall to decide the latest recipient of the most recognized plaque in the wrestling business!



We've got Cena's squash at the hands of Brock Lesnar, the first TLC match at Summerslam 2000 and Bret Hart's most famously infamous promo of all time. And if that's not enough, we're also Stumping the Professor! We can't let him rest just because we're at the Big 1-0-0!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 77 - A Jam-Up Heenan's Hall



0:00 - 18:01 - Intros & 100th Episode Celebration
21:21 - 31:31 - Stump the Professor
33:56 - 1:09:50 - Heenan's Hall (Cena Squash//Tag Team TLC//Doubting El Dandy)
Musical Interludes from: A Place to Bury Strangers, "In Your Heart"


Remember! We want you, our wrestling friends, to send us feedback on any of the segments we cover. E-mail us at wrestlingwithfriends@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter (@wrestle_friends)

Also, subscribe to us on iTunes or find us on Stitcher Smart Radio. While you're there, we'd sure think it sweet of you to leave us a little review. Thanks, friends!