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.
Why do we always lose the ones that we love? After a bit of an accidental hiatus, the Kings of Cast return to discuss whatever is on their minds in the wild world of professional wrestling. We talk the releases of Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow, the emergence of AJ Styles as a breakout star in WWE, the women’s division, and assorted other bits of nonsense.
Also, this episode is our shortest yet, for those that would like to listen to one of our podcasts in less time than it takes to read Ulysses.
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.
Note: Lucha Underground is now available on iTunes if you’d like to watch it and don’t get El Rey Network. Support this incredible wrestling product!
While we may be celebrating 25 years of the Undertaker, it certainly doesn’t feel that way. The Deadman feels like a bit of an afterthought this year, while the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament has taken center stage. As it comes to a head tonight, the Kings of Cast discuss the injury of Seth Rollins, predict the winner of Survivor Series (it’s Roman Reigns, silly!), wonder about the future of Tyler Breeze, and make a failed reference to Schrodinger’s Cat. Enjoy and tell your friends!
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!
After several months MIA, the Kings of Cast (well, two of them) return to discuss the incredible changes that have taken place since Summerslam. Kevin Owens cleanly defeats the face of the company? The New Day is must-watch television? Damien Sandow is being horrifically wasted again? What is this world?! Plus, Dean Ambrose, potential Money in the Bank winners, madness on Lucha Underground and the potential demise of TNA. It’s quite a show, and we do it out of love. Or out of Matt’s kitchen.
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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