Tuesday, January 26, 2016

EPISODE #81: 2016 NEW YEAR'S WRESTLE-LUTIONS!

It may be the end of January, but it's not too late to make some changes around here. And we're starting with you, wrestling industry!

Andrew & Erik have done the dirty work of coming up with some brand new Wrestle-Lutions for the year of 2016. Most of the wrestling world chose not to listen to our ideas from last year, and look where it got them. Will this year be any different?



Tune in to hear where we ended up in 2015, and where we're going in 2016. And if you've got any changes you'd like to see, let us know about them! We know a few bent ears in the industry...

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



or Direct Download: Episode 81 - 2016 New Year's Wrestle-lutions!



0:00 - 5:31: Intros
6:32 - 16:34: 2015 Wrestle-lutions Recap
17:48 - 53:03: 2016 Wrestle-lutions


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, January 22, 2016

FRIENDS NEWS EPISODE #24: ROOTY TOOTY ROYAL RUMBLE

Come on, everyone...chant along with us! Rooty Tooty Rick! Rooty Tooty Rick!

Okay, we won't make you chant that in the middle of work. But we WILL force you to listen to our latest news installment of Wrestling With Friends, featuring headlines leading up to the WWE Royal Rumble. This episode is just 30 minutes long, thanks to a technical glitch that occurred when we tried to use Rick Steiner's garden shed as a recording studio. However, we do still have Friends Cup predictions for the big show, so head on over to check them out soon!



Talking Points: Social Job Squad, Clarissa Explains a Pop-Up Powerbomb, The State of Jericho, AXSing Ross about AXS, Bullet Club or Hot Dog Club?

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



or Direct Download: Friends News Episode 24: Rooty Tooty Royal Rumble



0:00 - 31:15: Intros & Current wrestling news



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, January 12, 2016

EPISODE #80: THE 2015 FRIENDIES AWARDS!

Run away from the sunny beaches of LA and into the cold, barren wasteland of Minnesota for the only awards show that matters - the 2015 Friendies Awards!

Our red carpet may not be so fashionable with all those heavy parkas, but our crowd is filled with some of the greatest wrestling stars of 2015. We've got plenty of awards to give out tonight (27 to be exact), all voted on by you, the discerning fan! Who is the worst announcer of the year? What was the most shocking moment of 2015? Who will walk away with the inaugural Tom Magee Award? It's all here!



Thanks again for voting in our latest Friendies. Though we will allow you to bring your grandma along for the ceremony, we do apologize for some of the actions you may witness. But hey, that's wrestling. We wouldn't want it any other way!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 80 - The 2015 Friendies Awards!



0:00 - 3:31 - Intros
5:59 - 1:10:48 - The 2015 Friendies Awards!
Musical Interludes from: Todd Pettengill courtesy of the 1996 WWF Slammy Awards


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!

Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 WRESTLING PREDICTIONS

Episode 79: Big Bad 2016 Predictions

Below are some incredible predictions made by the Friends during the show. Be sure to keep checking back here to see which ones come to fruition, and which ones deserve to be flushed for the turds that they are!

Erik:
  1. Braun Strowman and Neville will find their momentum tragically stalled by extended injuries
  2. John Cena will Main Event Wrestlemania to boost ratings, even in a non-title match
  3. Christian, Hillbilly Jim and Sable will be the latest overlooked inductees into the Hall of Fame
  4. 2016 will see more tragedy when names like Balls Mahoney, Abdullah the Butcher, Jimmy Valiant, The Boogeyman, Kamala and Jake Roberts leave us for the wrestling ring in the sky
  5. Vince will buy the TNA tape library, instigating a vicious attack at his home by the hands of Bram


Andy:
  1. Monday Night Raw will draw under 2.0 throughout the year at least 5 separate times
  2. Hulk Hogan makes his triumphant return by showing up for the night at either TNA or Global Force
  3. Shane McMahon returns for a touching reunion that leave fans craving the only good McMahon
  4. Cameron, Adam Rose, The Ascension, Jack Swagger, Fandango and D-Von are this year's pink slip recipients
  5. Dixie Carter & Serge divorce when Serge's infidelity is revealed and their split bankrupts TNA


Blake:
  1. Johnny Gargano, Tomasso Ciampa, reDRagon and AJ Styles wrestle for NXT with long-standing contracts
  2. The New Day, The League of Nation and The Wyatt Family do not last through 2016 as entire units
  3. Daniel Bryan leaves WWE when he no longer wishes to heed doctor's advice and wrestles elsewhere
  4. Owen Hart is inducted into the Hall of Fame after his long-standing absence is rectified
  5. Dean Ambrose turns heel just as Seth Rollins becomes one of the biggest babyfaces in the company


Eric "The Bikeman" Carlson:
  1. 2016 is the year of Roman Reigns holding the title for at least 60% of the year (219 days)
  2. 2016 is the year of Stardust as a supernatural heel threat, or 'Big Bad', of the company
  3. 2016 is the year of Kevin Owens winning his own title shot, either at Royal Rumble or Money in the Bank
  4. 2016 is the year of Raw going back to 2 hours on a regular basis
  5. 2016 is the year of Ric Flair not losing his status as winningest World Champion in history

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

EPISODE #79: BIG BAD 2016 PREDICTIONS

Before the last of the confetti falls on your New Year, the Friends have returned with their 2016 Predictions!

After being holed up for over a week analyzing and crunching numbers, the Friends—along with their good pal Eric "The Bikeman"—return for their annual prediction ceremony. Life, death and pink slips are once again the theme of the night as the Friends rub their crystal ball. They also look into it, too. They're not creeps who only like to rub balls.



Be sure to write in with your 2016 wrestling predictions! Also, there's still time to vote in the 2015 Friendies Awards! You can do that right HERE!

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



or Direct Download: Episode 79 - Big Bad 2016 Predictions



0:00 - 7:05 - Intros
6:12 - 21:09 - 2015 Prediction Review
22:30 - 1:20:21 - 2016 Predictions
Musical Interludes from: Motorhead, "Overkill", "Killed By Death"


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!

Monday, January 4, 2016

THE FRIENDIES 2015 ARE HERE! MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Feel like the wrestling world just won't listen to you?

Never fear! That's what FRIENDS are for! And that's what the Friendies Awards are all about. More interactive than even the Teen Choice Awards, each vote counts immensely towards giving these people, matches and events the awards they deserve.

Please vote in a ranking style ("1" is your favorite/best choice, followed by "2", etc...). We will tally up all votes after they're weighted and announce them on the show!