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A1 Podcast / A1 Podcast: Survivor Series and NXT War Games Predictions
« on: November 16, 2017, 01:31:04 AM »
Streaming Link courtesy Stitcher – A1 Podcast On Stitcher
Direct Link – A1 Podcast Episode 369
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It’s an all-preview show this week! Guest host Jarret along with Josh and Seth give a full preview of the WWE Survivor Series PPV, and the NXT Takeover War Games show, with predictions on all the known matches.
The matches for WWE Survivor Series
Pre-Show Match
Singles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
 Enzo Amore (c)
 vs.
 Kalisto
Survivor Series Proper
Six-man tag team match
 The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins)
 vs.
 The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods)
Champion vs Champion Non-title Showcase Match
 Raw Women’s Champion
Alexa Bliss
 vs.
 SmackDown Women’s Champion
Charlotte Flair
Champion vs Champion Non-title Showcase Match
 Intercontinental Champion
The Miz
 vs.
 United States Champion
Baron Corbin
Champions vs Champions Non-title Showcase Match
 Raw Tag Team Champions
The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus)
 vs.
 SmackDown Tag Team Champions
The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso)
Champion vs Champion Non-title Showcase Match
 Universal Champion
Brock Lesnar
 vs.
 WWE Champion
AJ Styles
Men’s traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
 Team Raw
Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor, Samoa Joe, and Triple H
 vs.
 Team SmackDown
Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and John Cena
Women’s traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
 Team Raw
Alicia Fox, Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks, and Bayley
 vs.
 Team SmackDown
Becky Lynch, Carmella, Natalya (presumably), Naomi, and Tamina
NXT Takeover War Games:
Kassius Ohno vs. Lars Sullivan
Aleistar Black vs. The Velveteen Dream
NXT Chamionship: Drew McIntyre(c) vs. Andrade Almas (w/Zelina Vega)
Four Way Match for the vacant NXT Women’s Championship: Ember Moon vs. Kairi Sane vs. Nikki Cross vs. Peyton Royce (w/ Billie Kay)
Three-Way War Games Match: Roderick Strong & The Authors Of Pain vs. Sanity vs. The Undisputed Era
All this and more in another fun filled A1 Podcast!
Summon the Rawk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Wrestling & MMA / Chris Jericho to New Japan
« on: November 06, 2017, 07:17:47 AM »


Wow

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Wrestling & MMA / Raw 10/30
« on: October 30, 2017, 10:13:53 PM »
BLOODY HELL! STEPH DOESN'T SELL FOR ANYBODY OR ANYTHING!

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Wrestling & MMA / Survivor Series: Jinder Mahal vs. Brock Lesnar
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:46:34 AM »

Yes, you read that correctly. Brock vs. Jinder will headline Survivor Series.


At least Brock F5ing The Singhs will be fun.

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General Discussion / "Dad Joke" Thread
« on: September 04, 2017, 01:45:31 PM »
Post your best (and worst) Dad Jokes.

Do you know what my grandfather said right before he kicked the bucket?

"Watch me kick this bucket."

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A1 Podcast / Classic Wrestling Memories Vol. 8: The NWO
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:47:28 PM »
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It was arguably one of the greatest angles in wrestling history… At least for a while. Join Seth and Crazy Train as they discuss the background and formation of WCW’s New World Order.

Hear what inspired the concept, and what laid the groundwork to the creation of the stable. How could the beloved “Training, Prayers, & Vitamins” Hulk Hogan turn evil and join a hideous villain group?  And how could he, in real life, be convinced to make what was such a daring move at the time?

What makes this podcast unique is you’ll get the opinion of somebody who was just a fan, and the opinion of a wrestler who was already actively in the business while this was going on.

If you’re a fan of WCW, The Monday Night War, or especially The NWO, this show is a must listen!

http://www.classicwrestlingmemories.com/vol-8-nwo/

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Wrestling & MMA / The Great Kurt Angle Mystery
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:16:37 PM »
Allegedly the payoff is this Monday.

Believe it or not, there is a rumor that the secret is Angle is having an affair with DIXIE CARTER.  :dash_mini:

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Wrestling & MMA / G1 Climax 27 Thread
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:46:21 PM »
New Japan just announced the participants in this year's G1 Climax. I'm keeping this separate from the New Japan Network thread because it's such a major event.

Announced Participants

Hiroshi Tanahashi
Togi Makabe
Michael Elgin
Kazuchika Okada
Hirooki Goto
Tomohiro Ishii
Toru Yano
YOSHI-HASHI
Kenny Omega
Bad Luck Fale
Tama Tonga
Tetsuya Naito
Sanada
EVIL
Satoshi Kojima
Yuji Nagata
Juice Robinson
Minosu Suzuki
Zack Sabre Jr.
Kota Ibushi

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http://www.classicwrestlingmemories.com/vol-4-babyface-101-makes-hero/


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Classic Wrestling Memories is back for a unique format this week. Seth and Crazy Train are not discussing a historical event or time frame, but are talking the psychology of pro wrestling. Specifically, what it takes to be a babyface. Train brings 15 years experience as a wrester, with most of those years as a babyface.

Seth lists four things a babyface would NEVER do, and four things a babyface would ALWAYS do.

Plus, both give three examples of great babyfaces with specific instances where they showed these qualities.

On top of that, Seth and Train talk arguably the greatest babyface of all time, Hulk Hogan.

In the final segment of the show, Train demonstrates a babyface interview promo.

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A1 Podcast / A1 Podcast Episode 347: Extreme Rules Review And Mockery
« on: June 08, 2017, 06:16:49 PM »
http://www.a1-wrestling.com/blog/2017/06/08/a1-podcast-extreme-rules-review-and-mockery/

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Another WWE PPV is in the history books, and boy is it a memorable one. Extreme Rules highlighted some of the best and worst elements of WWE. Join fill-in host Seth as he is joined by Jarret and Josh (with a Norko run-in at the end) to discuss an awesome main event, and an undercard that featured some of the stupidest heroes and villains currently in wrestling.
Not only that, the panel points out some stark contrasts between the PPV and Raw the following night. And where were The Hardys and Finn Balor?
All this, plus Sound-Off and other general silliness, in another fun-filled A1 Podcast!
Don’t forget our awesome sponsors Amazon Highspots and Audible.com
Theme Music: “Summon the Rawk”
 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Wrestling & MMA / Raw 6/05/17
« on: June 06, 2017, 06:05:32 AM »

So who actually hired the bear?


Other than that the Miz Celebration segment was awesome.


Joe choking out Paul E was awesome.


The women are still idiots.


Cass has been attacking Enzo all this time and has somehow fooled doctors.


Weak finish to the main event.


That's what makes an above average Raw folks...

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A1 Podcast / Classic Wrestling Memories Ep 1 - Starrcade '83
« on: May 06, 2017, 09:20:16 PM »
http://www.classicwrestlingmemories.com/episode-1-starrcade-83/

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPoster promoting the event from 1983 The inaugural episode of Classic Wrestling Memories looks at the first American Professional Wrestling Supershow, Starrcade ’83: A Flare For The Gold. Join Seth and Crazy Train as they discuss the matches and storylines to this historic event. For the final three main event matches, Seth and Train are joined by legendary sports and pro wrestling journalist Mike Mooneyham, formerly of Post and Courier.
You can get Mike’s book “Sex, Lies, and Headlocks" via our affiliate link at Amazon!

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A1 Podcast / Classic Wrestling Memories
« on: April 28, 2017, 05:30:44 PM »
I'm thrilled to announe the latest member of The A1 Podcast Family, Classic Wrestling Memories. This sister podcast to A1 talks history instead of news.

Here's the iTunes page. Feedback is always appreciated. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/classic-wrestling-memories/id1231267110

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A1 Podcast / Disaster has struck
« on: April 01, 2017, 11:15:02 AM »
Apparently Voicemeeter crashed during our HOF recording segment for our Mania show. Did you record Jarret? If so upload your end and I'll work my magic. Otherwise I'll just cut the HOF talk from the show

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Geekville / Joss Whedon is doing a Batgirl movie
« on: March 30, 2017, 02:15:05 PM »
http://www.polygon.com/2017/3/30/15125184/batgirl-joss-whedon-dc-comics

No word on whether it's Barbara Gordon or Cassandra Cain

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Wrestling & MMA / Braun Strowman
« on: March 13, 2017, 01:46:46 AM »
In this thread, we discuss The Braun Strow Man

I like Braun, but shouldn't his finisher be a bear hug?

Think about it, it's perfect. He's so strong and big that he can lift his opponents up in the air in his Bear hug.

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Wrestling & MMA / Impact Tapings begin tonight
« on: March 02, 2017, 08:11:25 PM »


Apparently the onscreen storyline is going to be that the old management sucked. Why not? That worked so well for WCW...

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General Discussion / Front Page
« on: January 15, 2017, 02:16:49 AM »
Am I the only one seeing RSS errors?

http://a1-wrestling.com

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Wrestling & MMA / WrestleKingdom 11 Thread
« on: January 03, 2017, 08:00:17 PM »
I doubt I'll be watching this live, as it starts at like 1AM. But this will air not only on the New Japan Network, but will air on AXS TV next week with Jim Ross on commentary.

New Japan Rumble - I don't know how many entrants there will be, but the following have been announced

Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Jushin Thunder liger
Manabu Nakanishi
Ryusuke Taguchi
Tiger Mask IV
Yuji Nagata

Much like The Royal Rumble, there are always surprise entrants. Last year two surprise entrants were Haku (yes, that Haku) and Kabuki (Yes THAT Kabuki)

Tiger Mask W vs. Tiger Dark - Yes, there are two Tiger masks now. The simple explanation is W is based on a current running anime version of the character. Last time around, W was Kota Ibushi under a mask. It is believed that Tiger Dark will be independent standout ACH. So on paper the match sounds great, but the Tiger Mask W mask looks ridiculous in real life.

IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)(c) vs. Roppongi Vice (Beretta & Rocky Romero) - One thing that is commonplace in New Japan is challengers established by means of a tournament win. That is the case here, as Roppongi Vice (RPG Vice for short), despite showing signs of dissension, won the Super Junior Tag Team Tournament. The Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Division is arguably better than the Heavyweight Division, as teams like The Bucks, RPG Vice, and ReDragon harken back to the great cruiserweight matches of WCW. This particular match might also be unique to American fans because technically both teams are Heels. The Bucks are part of Bullet Club, while RPG Vice is part of CHAOS.

Gauntlet Match For The NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Satoshi Kojima, Ricochet, & David Finlay(c) vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Hangman Page, & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. CHAOS (Jado, Will Ospreay, & Yoshi-Hashi) vs. Los Ingobernables De Japon (SANADA, EVIL, & BUSHI) - EVIL of LIJ pinned Kojima in a tag match in the final day of the World Tag League, BUSHI then issued the challenge on behalf of LIJ. Shortly tereafter, NJPW announced that CHAOS and Bullet Club will also have shots at the belts.

A Gauntlet Match two teams will start and compete to a fall. When that fall happens, a third team will join the match. The process continues until only one team is left. It's basically three matches right after each other with the winning team continuing on.

"The American Nightmare" Cody vs. Juice Robinson - Cody is of course the debuting Cody Rhodes sans the surname, who is the newest member of The Bullet Club. Juice Robinson is the former CJ Parker of NXT, who has really come into his own in the last year.

ROH World Championship: Kyle O'Reilly(c) vs. Adam Cole - O'Reilly won the title last month at ROH's Final Battle PPV, so this is a straight up rematch. An interesting note about this match is O'Reilly's not under ROH contract.

IWGP Tag Team Championship: The Guerrillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa) vs. CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Tano) vs. GBH (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) - A rare three-way dance for the tag titles. GBH won the World Tag League, beating GOD in the finals. Yano recently returned to New Japan after a long run at NOAH. He and Ishii attacked both GBH and GOD and stole the titles. Since they stole the belts, they were added to the match to make this three way.

IWGP Junior Heavweight Championship: KUSHIDA(c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi - Kushida is in his fourth reign as IWGP Jr Champion, and is arguably the best Cruiserweight on the planet. Takahashi wrestled internationally under the name Kamaitachi. He returned under the guise of the Ticking Time Bomb, and challenged Kushida dfor the belt. He solidified his position as a challenger by pinning Kushida in a tag match involving Naito against Kushida & Hiroshi Tanahashi.

NEVER Openweight Championship: Katsuyori Shibata(c) vs. Hirooki Goto - As I said during the World Tag League posts, Shibata and Goto are lifelong friends who won the tag titles in 2015. However that ended when Goto joined the heel CHAOS stable. Shibata and Goto have traded pinfalls in tag matches.

IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Tetsuya Naito(c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - This may wind up being the main event, as Tanahashi has main evented every WrestleKingdom for the better part of 10 years. Naito beat Elgin for the title a few months back,shortly after losing the World Title. Tanahashi has struggled a bit since returning from a shoulder injury, but managed to beat Naito's right-hand man in LIJ, Sanada. It's worth noting that Naito is 0-5 in WrestleKingdom matches.

IWGP World heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada(c) vs. Kennny Omega -
It's been a breakout year for Omega. He became the new leader of Bullet Club after AJ Styles left the company, he won the Intercontinental Championship by beating Tanahashi, then won the G1 Climax (the first Westerner to do so) and earned a World Title Shot at the biggest show of the year. If this does main event the show, he'll be the first Westerner to Main Event WrestleKingdom since Brock Lesnar in 2006.

Okada had a great 2016 as well. He assumed control of the CHAOS faction after original leader Shinsuke Nakamura left the company, lost and won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, and finally broke his losing sreak at WrestleKingdom by beating his longtime rival Hiroshi Tanahashi. This will be his third straight year headlining WrestleKingdom.

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Wrestling & MMA / WrestleTube 2017: Another New Beginning
« on: January 03, 2017, 07:00:08 PM »
Post yer rasslin' vids



Kenny Omega assumes leadership of The Bullet Club



Go Home Angle for tonight's WrestleKingdom event

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Wrestling & MMA / The A1 Royal Rumble Game
« on: January 02, 2017, 04:59:32 PM »
This is not an original idea, but I think it would be fun.

The rules are simple. Chime in below if you want to participate. Then on the night of The Royal Rumble, you will be given a number between 1 and 30. That Wrestler will then represent you in the Rumble.

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A1 Podcast / A1 Podcast Year End Awards
« on: December 30, 2016, 05:15:07 PM »
http://www.a1-wrestling.com/blog/2016/12/29/a1-podcast-year-ender-awards/

YEAR-END-AWARDS
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2016 is coming to a close, which means it’s time for our annual Year End Awards! Norko, Josh, and Seth are here to present their picks for the best of 2016. Since this is where wrestling an Pop Culture collide, many entries are in Wrestling and Non-Wrestling Categories.
The categories are as follows:
Wrestler of the Year (Male)
 Wrestler of the Year (Female)
 Promotion/Brand of the Year (Wrestling)
 Wrestling Show of the Year
 Tag Team of the Year (Wrestling)
 Heel Of The Year (Wrestling)
 Heel Of The Year (Non-Wrestling)
 Face Of The Year (Wrestling)
 Face Of The Year (Non-Wrestling)
 Match Of The Year
 Storyline Of The Year (Wrestling)
 Storyline Of The Year (Non-Wrestling)
 Feud Of The Year (Wrestling)
 Feud Of The Year (Non-Wrestling)
 Tech Of The Year
 Hottie Of The Year (Wrestling)
 Hottie Of The Year (Non-Wrestling)
 Best TV Show Of The Year
 Best Movie Of The Year
 Geekery of the Year
 Twitter Feed of the Year (Wrestling)
 Twitter Feed of the Year (Non-Wrestling)
 Instagram Feed of the Year (Wrestling)
 Instagram Feed of the Year (Non-Wrestling)
Follow along, and let us know what your picks are for the Best Of 2016!

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Wrestling & MMA / New Japan streaming Dome Shows for free
« on: December 21, 2016, 07:47:21 PM »
https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/5j7eu4/from_now_until_wk11_you_can_watch_every_january/

If you were waiting for a convenient time to check out New Japan, now's your chance. The above post links to specific matches with Meltzer ratings.

Here is a link to the New Japan page itself. There is an English Translation plugin at the top of the page http://njpwworld.com/c/t_0000_2016_41?lang=en

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