Modern Alternatives PROGRESS Wrestling

PROGRESS Wrestling: Chapter 10

Feb. 17, 2021

No longer is PROGRESS just dipping their toes into story-based wrestling; they are all in with this chapter. Chapter 10 is a landmark show for the company, for so many reasons. We got the finals of the Natural Progression Series, we have the Tag Title To...

Alternatives Of The 2000'S ROH

Ring of Honor: Honor Invades Boston 2002

Feb. 10, 2021

Take a drink every time one of the commentators says “Beantown” on this show….yikes. But other than that, we got your favorite old school Ring of Honor shenanigans for you on this episode! Some of the company’s best matches so far happened on this show i...

Wrestling Wars Of The 90'S ECW

ECW November to Remember 1994

Feb. 3, 2021

Let's get EXTREME.....ly absurd with this episode. The first "Extreme Championship Wrestling" event ever is here, and what a time capsule to get into. We got a blind Sandman, Dean Malenko chloroforming his opponent, and the infamous Chris Benoit / Sabu n...

Current Era WWF / WWE

WWE Royal Rumble 2021

Feb. 1, 2021

No fans for the Rumble? No problem! Kinda. Top to bottom, a great wrestling show, and one of, if not THE best PPV of the COVID Era. Bianca and Edge get their moments, golf carts become controversial, and it's......it's Christian. We get into all of the m...

Wrestling Wars Of The 90'S WCW

WCW Fall Brawl 1994

Jan. 27, 2021

WAR GAMES! We don't actually get to hear William Regal say those iconic words on this event, but we do get him in a powdered wig so...that's something? In addition to that, we have a hilariously exhausting promo/phone call between Hulk Hogan and Ric Flai...

WWF Attitude Era WWF / WWE

WWF Unforgiven 2001

Jan. 20, 2021

You read the title, and you probably thought "Hmm, I guess this is the show where Kurt Angle won the title, but what else happened?". Admittedly, I had the same thought before watching this show, but there turned out to be a TON of noteworthy stuff that ...

Alternatives Of The 2000'S TNA

TNA Destination X 2005

Jan. 13, 2021

Have you been itching to do a deep-dive into Trytan? Or "The Outlaw" Billy Gunn? Or the battle to become the secretary of Dusty Rhodes? No? WELL THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GETTING WITH THIS EPISODE. Destination X 2005 is a classic representation of what TNA did ...

Current Era Evergreen Topics

Let's Make Wrestling Fun Again, Again

Jan. 6, 2021

Episode 50 / One Year(ish) Anniversary! The epic extravaganza spectacular is here! In this episode, The Hardest Part of the Ring speaks about tequilla, Farming Simulator (an upcoming project), The Wednesday Night Wars, and much much more. Join me in refl...

Current Era Evergreen Topics

Wrestling Roundtable: 2020 Year In Review (Presented By "A Kenny For Your Thoughts" Podcast)

Jan. 6, 2021

Bonus Episode! The year of 2020 was a crazy one for everybody, and the wrestling industry was no different. This year gave us so much to think about and enjoy in the world of wrestling, and we have a great group of guys to discuss it: The Hardest Part ...

Modern Alternatives PROGRESS Wrestling

PROGRESS Wrestling: Chapter 9

Dec. 23, 2020

My guests for this episode called this the "true start" of PROGRESS, and taking everything that happened on this show, I believe them. Ross and Matt from the "Wrestling Should Be Fun" Podcast join me today; to provide some added context to my PROGRESS wa...

Wrestling Wars Of The 90'S WCW

WCW Bash at the Beach 1994

Dec. 16, 2020

In this episode, we take a journey back to 1994 to recap Hulk Hogan's WCW debut! Not enough for you? It's Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair for the WCW World Title! Still not enough? Mr T is there!....for some reason. In addition to this monumental dream match, th...

Current Era Alternatives Of The 2000'S AEW ROH

Ring of Honor: Crowning a Champion 2002 | AEW is Changing the Landscape of Wrestling

Dec. 9, 2020

A landmark show for the company of Ring of Honor, and a landmark episode of The Apron Bump! As always, watching 2002 ROH is quite the experience; we get to take a journey through some of ROH's growing pains, while also getting to experience some of the b...

WWF Attitude Era WWF / WWE

WWF Summerslam 2001

Dec. 2, 2020

The "Invasion" is firmly underway, and we're starting to see some of ridiculousness that this storyline brought to the audience. It's becoming progressively more clear that we're not getting Goldberg, or Hogan, or Flair, or anyone that really embodies wh...

Alternatives Of The 2000'S TNA

TNA Against All Odds 2005

Nov. 25, 2020

Do you want Jeff Jarrett? Do you want a car-crash ladder match with Abyss and Jeff Hardy? Do you want to see a NASCAR commentator wrestle? Well THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU. As per usual, TNA delivers with some great matches, hilariously bad matches, and ...

Modern Alternatives PROGRESS Wrestling

PROGRESS Wrestling: Chapters 7-8

Nov. 18, 2020

Hopping across the pond once again for some UK wrasslin'! PROGRESS never fails to deliver great shows, and Chapters 7-8 are no exception. Two PROGRESS Title matches, a brutal hardcore match with Jimmy Havoc, and legendary appearances by Nigel McGuinness ...

Wrestling Wars Of The 90'S WWF New Generation Era WWF / WWE

WWF Summerslam 1994

Nov. 11, 2020

This episode is so hot, it’s scary!!! The year of 1994 is widely perceived as a down year for wrestling; and by many metrics, it is. However, the Summer of 94 sees so many impactful seeds being planted: Hogan debuting in WCW, Shane Douglas dropping the N...

Alternatives Of The 2000'S ROH

Ring of Honor: Road to the Title 2002

Nov. 4, 2020

Sixteen men. One title. Jerry Lynn. One banana. All of these plots get resolved on this show, and boy howdy is it a fun one! JD from the RedLeaf Retrocast joins me in getting to check out one of the first AJ Styles vs Christopher Daniels matches, we ...

Current Era WWF / WWE

WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 Review

Oct. 26, 2020

Best Hell in a Cell PPV of all time. So much to dig into. Three Cell matches, but each with their own identity; and that's what made this show such a success. We of course go over all the matches but I expand into topics I haven't audio-ly discussed yet ...