While this episode will be too late for NXT Takeover War Games, the Kings of Cast take the opportunity to discuss the match as concept and whether older wrestling is any good (Matt says no, which is why we don’t like him). We also perform a post-mortem of the first-ever Jinder Mahal title reign and break down what, if anything, worked. Additionally, praise is given to Johnny Gargano and Andrade Almas, Shane McMahon is shown to be the villain he is, and we spend a little time figuring out which teams of five will strive to survive.
Note: Due to some technical issues, this episode contains no musical intro or outro. Furthermore, Ivan’s mic apparently cut out
Holy heck, a new podcast! And it’s only been four months.
In this intrepid installment, the Kings of Cast discuss the unlikely ascension of Jinder Mahal, Smackdown’s diminishing of great stars, and the importance of characters worth watching in wrestling. Finally, we run through the cards for NXT: Takeover Brooklyn III and Summerslam, both taking place in our very backyard of New York City!
Matt was right. We should have gone right into the card instead of talking about what other nonsense was on our minds.
The Kings of Cast break down every match for Takeover: Orlando and Wrestlemania 33 in excruciating detail, while also taking a little time to discuss Lucha Underground, racism in wrestling, and how Sunday night is the most important night in Bray Wyatt’s career.
It’s January, so you know what that means! The Royal Rumble is upon us, and even though we’ve been crushingly disappointed the last few years, that doesn’t mean that we’ll feel the same way this year, right? Right? Someone please tell us that it will all be okay.
Anyway, the guys talk a bit about the best and worst of 2016, the WWE UK Championship Tournament, and what in the wide wide world of sports is going to happen in the most unpredictable rumble in ages.
It’s here, whether you want it or not. The podcast, naturally, you want, but Wrestlemania 32 is here, preceded by its scrappy younger sibling, NXT Takeover: Dallas. Will it be like this past summer, when the success of Takeover: Brooklyn overshadowed the larger Summerslam, or does the grandaddy of them all have a few more tricks up its wily sleeve?
The Kings of Cast break down both cards in agonizing detail, and, hopefully, entertain you along the way in another one of their marathon jaw-jacking sessions.
Well, maybe not forever. Still, things look grim as the boys talk about the retirement of Daniel Bryan and express his importance in their wrestling lives, the re-rise of Roman Reigns, the return of the Mac, why Undertaker would want to kill Shane-O in the first place, and how NXT Takeover: Dallas is almost certainly going to be better than Wrestlemania. Also, Ivan goes on a bit of a rant about how awesome Lucha Underground is.
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A few hours before Hell in a Cell begins, listen to the Kings of Cast break down the card! They also gush about Takeover: Respect, wonder if they’ve we’ve witnessed Sting’s final match, create the Wyatt Family Jugband Jamboree, and decide who the next John Cena is. The answer, of course, is his Latino cousin, Juan Cena.
Alternatively, listen to the show AFTER Hell in a Cell, and see how wrong we were. The choice is yours! People Power!
The Kings of Cast are back with a new wrasslin’ show to discuss a massive weekend of delightful playfighting. Ivan nearly cries over Sasha Banks vs. Bayley at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, Matt tears into the Bella Twins, and Dave luckily doesn’t mention the possibility of Fandango: future world champion. Also, per the title, everyone swoons over how The New Day has gone from an unfortunate situation for three talented guys into the most entertaining part of any show. It’s a typically long show, with a ton to talk about, so dive right in!
After what turned out to be quite a Wrestlemania, Ivan, Dave, and Matt sat down and talked for an exhaustive amount of time about the show and the implications thereof. The best part of the podcast is how Ivan starts out by saying that this won’t be a typical long podcast, and it turns out to be super, super long. Still, there’s a lot of entertainment here, and if you’re looking for funny and insightful wrestling discussion, you’ve come to the right place.
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Brock is sticking around, having turned down UFC for three more years in the WWE. Reigns says he can, and he will, but the biggest question is whether or not he should. Ivan and Dave spend some time talking about NXT and the current state of WWE before diving headlong into Wrestlemania predictions. Excitement is…tempered, but still there. Wrestlemania is this Sunday, people. Let’s get good and disappointed!