Episodes

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…

Evergreen Topics

Grinding My Gears: Match Psychology

July 22, 2020

Do you hate it when 8 guys (who are all fighting each other) hug together on the floor, just so someone else can jump on top of them? Me too. That's the type of stuff we get into in this episode. High flyers, powerhouses, he…

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

WWF Wrestlemania X

July 15, 2020

Overall, not a strong show, but an incredibly interesting time capsule to open. Bret and Owen had arguably one of the greatest matches of all-time, the first ever ladder match occurs, and Fink has hair. Through the good and …

WWF Attitude Era WWF / WWE

WWF Backlash 2001

July 7, 2020

WWF is in the middle of 2001 and is really hitting on all cylinders. With Wrestlemania 17 in the rear view mirror, we get a look at heel Stone Cold, an amazing Ultimate Submission match, arguably the great Hardcore Match of …

Alternatives Of The 2000'S TNA

TNA Turning Point 2004

July 1, 2020

Cookiegate, Macho Man, and one of the greatest matches in TNA history, would more could you ask for? At the surface, this may just seem like any other TNA PPV, but this turned out to be one of the most pivotal shows in the c…

Evergreen Topics

Grinding My Gears: Commentary

June 24, 2020

Boy oh boy, this is a topic than I know all of you can get behind. Commentary has always had it's quirks and it's downright detrimental qualities to it. From modern day, all the way back to when mics were first utilized in w…