Episodes

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 m…

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 d…

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 a…

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 t…

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 getti…

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 …

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,…

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 ap…

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…

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 Christ…

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 h…

WWF Attitude Era WWF / WWE

WWF Invasion 2001

Oct. 21, 2020

What a wacky one this episode is! A few road bumps in this one but it all fits into the theme of the Invasion and what a fumbling that was for WWF. Although, was it really bad? Or just bad timing? Did WWF actually carry this…

Wrestling Wars Of The 90'S WCW

WCW Slamboree 1994

Oct. 14, 2020

WCW in 1994, what a spectacle. And not in a good way. But definitely in a car-crash entertaining way. We got Sting vs Vader for the International World Title that Rick Rude had to vacate due to injury, another insane street …

Alternatives Of The 2000'S TNA

TNA Final Resolution 2005

Oct. 7, 2020

There may not be anything more fun than watching peak TNA; and that's what we got for ya today! We'll (attempt to) ignore the nonsense with Johnny Fairplay and focus on some of the gold we're given on this show: A classic ma…

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

WWF King of the Ring 1994

Sept. 30, 2020

Art Donovan. Do you need any more reason to listen to this episode or watch this show? Well, you shouldn't; but King of the Ring 1994 also is the official beginning of the New Generation Era, contains the best 5 minute match…

Alternatives Of The 2000'S ROH

Ring of Honor: Night of Appreciation 2002

Sept. 23, 2020

Time for a couple of Asians to talk reminisce about Ring of Honor! Charlie from GetCho Podcast joins The Hardest Part of the Ring for this episode and we have way too much fun talking about ROH's third ever show! This promot…

WWF Attitude Era WWF / WWE

WWF King of the Ring 2001

Sept. 16, 2020

You don't know how strong glass can be until you watch King of the Ring 2001. Concussions, broken necks, broken backs, broken tailbones, and broken hands aside.....this was an amazing show. And yes, all of those injuries ACT…

Current Era AEW

AEW All Out 2020 Review

Sept. 8, 2020

A very noteworthy show in the history of AEW…good and bad. We got to see great tag team wrestling, a horrific table spot, and that no one in AEW knows what mimosas look like. Great wrestling, but unfortunately hindered by th…

Modern Alternatives PROGRESS Wrestling

PROGRESS Wrestling: Chapters 5-6

Sept. 2, 2020

Time to....PROGRESS in these chapters! (How many times can I make that joke?). This edition of PROGRESS covers Chapters 5 and 6; two chapters filled with violence, absurdity, and some good-natured tag team wrestling. Oh, and…

Current Era WWF / WWE

WWE Summerslam 2020 and NXT Takeover XXX Review

Aug. 26, 2020

With special guest, Buryingsmarks! Woooo baby we got a loaded one for you today. Huge weekend in wrestling, lots to cover. Buryingsmarks and myself review Takeover and Summerslam in their entirety; as well as touch on some o…

Wrestling Wars Of The 90'S WCW

WCW Spring Stampede 1994

Aug. 19, 2020

Listen to a guy who has NEVER watched WCW start his journey with Spring Stampede 1994. Did you guys know that Stone Cold wrestled Great Muta? I do now. And it was hilariously disappointing. This show had so many car crash mo…

Alternatives Of The 2000'S ROH

Ring of Honor: Round Robin Challenge 2002

Aug. 12, 2020

The second ever show for ROH. Dragon. Daniels. Ki. Three awesome matches to see who the best in Ring of Honor is. Although there is no title yet, the journey is absolutely entertaining. That entertainment manifests through s…

WWF Attitude Era WWF / WWE

WWF Judgment Day 2001

Aug. 5, 2020

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ Attitude Era PPV review? I know I do. I have ZERO relocation of this show and that makes this episode all the more enjoyable; like watching it for the first time. And a very polarizing DJ Storms i…

Modern Alternatives PROGRESS Wrestling

PROGRESS Wrestling: An Introduction - Chapters 1-4

July 29, 2020

Let’s listen to a dumb American discuss a UK-based wrestling promotion! In all serious though, PROGRESS is a promotion that I’ve loosely followed in the past, have heard amazing things, and now I’m diving in headfirst with C…