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Since 2012, the Wrestling Is Real Podcast offers bold uncensored commentary on the storylines and TV highlights of WWE, Impact Wrestling, Ring Of Honor Wrestling, All Elite Wrestling, and Major League Wrestling… Because wrestling needs us! Hosted by @KingOfPodcasts .
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AEW Accelerates in its second year with a extended and expanded commitment by TNT and WarnerMedia to go head to head with WWE going forward.Variety reported…All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is expanding its footprint on TNT. The upstart pro wrestling promotion has signed a new multi-year deal with TNT that will keep it on the air through 2023. In addition, AEW will launch a new weekly show to go alongside its already-launched series “Dynamite,” which airs Wednesdays on the cablerPlus, we look at the ongoing build to Royal Rumble, the passing of Rocky Johnson and check out what the major independents are planning for Wrestlemania weekend.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com,Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs: When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
Tessa Blanchard wins the Impact World Title. KOP discusses Hard To Kill and the pre-ppv outcry by wrestlers and fans alike looking to cancel Tessa.Brian Cage closes out his run at Impact and moves on to AEW.Also, Marty Scurll re-signs with ROH and takes over the booking. How will this help ROH and will this foster renewed relationships with AEW and NWA?Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com,Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs: When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
Brock Lesnar rules his Wrestle Kingdom going first in the Royal Rumble match. Plus, we recap WK14 and preview Hard to Kill.KOP analyzes the bold move to put Brock Lesnar in the Royal Rumble first. What does this move mean for the WWE Wrestlemania season.KOP recaps Wrestle Kingdom 14. We talk about how the workrate encompasses everything NXT wants to be each week.Tessa Blanchard and Sami Callahan will main event a highly anticipated Impact Wrestling Hard to Kill PPV. KOP runs the down the card.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com,Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs: When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
KOP discusses the Lana and Bobby Lashley wedding. WWE fans enamored over NXT victories need to switch their focus back to the main roster.Yours truly penned the following on Twitter after the Lana/Lashley wedding segmentTonight #WWE jumped the shark. Creative just landed an all time rock bottom main event moment. But hey #NXT is winning the war on Wednesday nights over #AEW, right ?!!!This is we’re supposed to be arguing about with WWE in 2020.But hey, go ahead and brag about NXT beating AEW, right?WWE is the major leagues, right? Every wrestling star hasn’t had a relevant career unless they’ve been in WWE, right? Give me a break!KOP explains what he means by his Twitter diatribe. He explains how his criticism is different from the other wrestling podcasters.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com,Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs: When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
How do the Wednesday Night Wars mask the WWE’s bigger main event roster problem? Because WWE is playing to the lowest common denominator of the fans.Wednesday Night WarsKOP also looks back at the start of the major shuffle of the weekly TV schedule. Plus, we talk about how the Wednesday night wars has played so well to distract the fans as more than a strategic move to stifle AEW’s momentum.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com,Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs: When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
WWE is dealing with an internal war by management creating a damaging state of superstar attrition. KOP explains the ongoing struggle.WWE Superstar AttritionPlus, we see the damage being done to the fans who are in a constant state of denial. Social media for wrestling fans has become a constant stomping ground.Attrition is defined as the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness of someone or something through sustained attack or pressure.Plus, we look back at the major sea change to how we now watch wrestling each week. We look at the debut of AEW Dynamite and NWA Power along with the shuffle of programming across the TV schedule.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com,Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs: When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
KOP reviews WWE TLC 2019 and takes us through the troubles in the lack of creativity in the WWE product throughout the year.WWE TLC pales in comparison to NWA Into the Fire in the last major wrestling weekend of the year. KOP runs through the TLC Card and explains how WWE has no real momentum going into WrestleMania season.Plus, KOP continues how 2019 Year in Review. We look at the downward spiral WWE suffered. We also chronicle the rise of AEW and the major independents.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com,Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs: When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
The Villain Marty Scurll pays a last minute visit at NWA Into the Fire; PCO is Crowned World Champion at ROH Final Battle.Plus, Aron Stevens finds vindication and redemption as the new NWA National Champion. KOP reviews a tremendous Into the Fire event.Jay Lethal wins tag team gold with Jonathan Gresham over the Briscoes at Ring of Honor Wrestling’s Final Battle. KOP looks at the major changes that ROH has gone through. How much more of a land of misfits has ROH become?Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com,Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs: When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
WWE TLC Trails Behind the Buzz of NWA’s Into the Fire thanks to a lack of important matchups. KOP analyzes what WWE and AEW could learn from the NWA.Sure there were WWE Hall of Fame announcements of the NWO and Batista.Sure, WWE issued a number of releases.Sure, there is the constant bickering of AEW and WWE fans in the Twitter playground.But, this weekend is a very telling trio of supercards with WWE TLC, NWA Into the Fire, and Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s Final Battle.KOP previews and predicts each event and how each promotion depicts the different phases of success and failure with each brand.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com, and NordVPN at www.kingofpodcasts.com/vpnContact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
WWE Wimpers into TLC without much of a build. NWA is Fired Up with its Into The Fire PPV. ROH is in Ruin and looks to reverse course at Final BattleWWE and AEW fans fight over Wednesday Night ratings. While that goes on, KOP looks toward a huge three-day wrestling weekend next week.Plus, KOP looks into the NXT deflection that WWE fans use to support their brand. KOP discusses some of the stories stirring up the wrestling Twitterverse.Also, we begin our look into the year of wrestling that was in 2019, starting with the AEW announcement that has kept WWE on its toes.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com, and NordVPN at www.kingofpodcasts.com/vpnContact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
KOP celebrates episode 500 and discusses why NXT delights the WWE Fanbase, but doesn’t draw new mainstream fans.Here is a recent tweet and a few notes I put together for this episode:NXT was made an equal all through the #SurvivorSeries build. But, they exposed one of the things most #WWE Superstars are not able to do. WORK THE CROWD!Lack of promos and in-ring storytelling to ENGAGE THE CROWD.#NXT has a lot of talented wrestlers that made their name from Ring of Honor, Impact, PWG or some other esteemed promotion here and abroad. Besides I’d say Kevin Owens, Tommasso Ciampa and possibly include Adam Cole, who else on that roster can WORK A CROWD.That is why #WWE does not resonate with mainstream fans.NXT Takeover was the kitchen sink. Hungry underpaid undervalued stars are killing themselves no less than they would have in the Indies. Triple H has built out one of the best indie promotions in the world but that’s not what NXT was supposed to be built for.WWE is bringing in great wrestlers, but will never resonate to the main roster. There is nothing and no one being developed. Wrestlers are getting an amplified presence which will only benefit any other promotion outside of WWE.There is no choice but to elevate them to the main roster to add to an already bloated mid-card.NXT cannot keep up this level of wrestling. The crowd is desensitized. When the wrestlers have to kill themselves to get a show over to a crowd like Chicago that’s alarming.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com, and NordVPN at www.kingofpodcasts.com/vpnContact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
Survivor Series and NXT Takeover: War Games were both very good shows overall. But, as KOP explains, NXT is a fan’s blessing but the company’s curse.NXT is WWE’s answer to all other indie promotions. Its diehard crowd is what WWE has been able to draw in and hold onto. Its crowd is insatiable. NXT will not be able to sustain their level of extreme overkill of near falls and high spots.WWE must realize that their treatment of the black and gold brand is destroying their mainstream fanbase. KOP puts this problem into perspective. Plus, he recaps both cards.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com, and NordVPN at www.kingofpodcasts.com/vpnContact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
WWE Survivor Series Stretches the Nuance of NXT thin. Plus, how CM Punk, Tony Khan and Randy Orton tore wrestling Twitter apart.I posted this message on Twitter prior to this week’s show..As a fencesitter with no allegiance to either #WWE or #AEW. The Khan-Orton back and forth only shows me…The worse WWE is doing to get their ship back on course, the more the WWE loyalists are happy to pile on and smear on at any opportunity left open by their competition.Right now WWE does get me to look up at my TV when they start a big angle like the NXT invasion the night after Crown Jewel. But they constantly muff on the follow-through.#WWE has created this corporate Utopia where wrestlers are living inside of an Olympic village with lots of talented athletes dating each other. But everything is for the team and there cannot be one star above the bunch.Even booking, lazy storytelling, and one-dimensional character development is destroying day after day the legacy of what all the fans honor and cherish. That’s exactly why the WWE die-hards are so willing to pile on any other company that seeks to compete for WWEs audience.Plus, WWE’s Inability To Create New Stars Is Haunting The Company and How WWE locker room has been turned into an Olympic village, and how it has hurt the promotion.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com, and NordVPN at www.kingofpodcasts.com/vpnContact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
WWE SuperFans vs AEW Disciples are battling it out in the town square of social media. KOP examines the lines drawn by the Real Wednesday Night War.KOP here, these are some notes I scribbled down after watching some serious Twitter tirades by fellow wrestling fans.Everyone that watches wrestling goes on Twitter has this growing attitude. It’s about how my WWE is better than your AEW.Everyone wants to fight, bully, moan, bitch, and complain about the other’s product like they’re provoking a school-yard fight.It’s clear that some of the WWE or else fans are very upset and bitter. Establishment wrestling is being outsmarted by a new promotion closer to their own size.The fans that celebrated victory from the Monday Night Wars are triggered. Triggered by the fact that nearly 20 years later another promotion out of nowhere takes the spotlight off of their beloved product. But, they’re upset because they know they have been falling them for over a decade.Let’s sit on the fence and identify what’s wrong with both sides of the argument. Plus, Jordan Myles quits and CM Punk returns.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com, and NordVPN at www.kingofpodcasts.com/vpnContact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
AEW Full Gear Accelerates MJF to a top main event heel. By deceptively throwing in the towel MJF has instantly been elevated. KOP runs through the PPV.AEW Full GearAEW Full Gear delivers a very good showing without any title changes. Well booked with well woven storylines. KOP comments on the exciting card.Plus, KOP points out the friction and bias that is resonating within the IWC. Regardless of the WWE vs. AEW dynamic, KOP doesn’t believe is the best wresting is necessarily coming from the those two top profile promotions.KOP also comments on the damage being done to WWE and NXT due to the invasion angle.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com, and NordVPN at www.kingofpodcasts.com/vpnContact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.Related
NXT throws a lifesaver to help make waves to the wandering WWE Product. Plus, KOP previews and makes predictions for AEW Full Gear.WWE looks to build momentum for the TV product by further propping up NXT to add credibility to a malignant main roster. KOP examines how WWE is pulling out its Attitude era playbook for positive results.Plus, we look at the build to AEW Full Gear and comment on the movements being made by the major independents.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com, and NordVPN at www.kingofpodcasts.com/vpnContact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
MLW SuperFight shines a grand spotlight on PPV. WWE suffers social criticism over their Crown Jewel charter crisis and NXT stars excites Smackdown. MLW presents their first PPV with a great showcase of their unsung talent. KOP recaps the inaugural event.WWE is getting criticized left and right this weekend.Crown Jewel comes off with a c-grade PPV.Talent is left stranded with delayed charter flights leading to many missing Smackdown.Smackdown goes make-shift and NXT exposes their poorly booked main event roster.Smackdown suffers another severe ratings blow.Plus, Ring of Honor roils in controversy over comments made by former WWE Superstar Joey Mercury. The former producer and creative team member reveals issues with contracts and the treatment of talent.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com, and NordVPN at www.kingofpodcasts.com/vpnContact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
WWE Wrestlers are Emotionally Triggered on Eve of Crown Jewel on Halloween. KOP breaks it all down and tries to make sense of it all.KOP talks about the Jordan Myles t-shirt mess, the Lana/Lashley/Rusev angle and the first women’s match in Saudi Arabia.Plus Bound for Glory fallout on the impact debut on AXS TV and a preview of MLW Superfight this weekend.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon at http://www.kingofamazon.com, and NordVPN at www.kingofpodcasts.com/vpnContact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
October 2019 is the month that wrestling changed forever. KOP looks at WWEs post-draft strategy, AEW’s debut, NWA’s Power Hour, Impact’s return and more.WrestlingCrown Jewel will wrap up a whirlwind month in professional wrestling.KOP talks about some changes in WWE that might work out.AEW could not have had a better start to their TV product.NWA Power becomes an overnight sensation.Impact Wrestling finds its place back in the TV spectrum.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon (which is Amazon) http://www.kingofamazon.com, HalloweenCostumes (www.kingofpodcasts.com/halloween) and NordVPN (www,kingofpodcasts.com/vpn)Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
Impact Wrestling delivers another solid-booked Bound For Glory. Where does Impact Wrestling land now in the pecking order of the major independents?Plus, KOP overlooks the state of WWE after it second unimpressive week under the new TV deals. We also make sense of the Eric Bischoff release.Support the Wrestling is Real Podcast by:Sending a PayPal donation by going to https://www.paypal.me/kingofpodcastsVisiting his sponsors King Of Amazon (which is Amazon) http://www.kingofamazon.com, HalloweenCostumes (www.kingofpodcasts.com/halloween) and NordVPN (www,kingofpodcasts.com/vpn)Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/productionFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsSubscribe to KOP’s other programs, When I’m Not Podcasting and the Broadcasters Podcast.
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Smokey Raynes

they shoulda made it last longer and used it better, storywise, but there was another cliffhanger this year.. 1 nite in Milwaukee

Dec 27th
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