GRAPPL Spotlight
Spotlight: “Tory Parrott” (AEW Dynamite, Smackdown on FOX, HIAC, NXT TV, wXw World Tag Festival, NXT UK Spoilers)

Spotlight: “Tory Parrott” (AEW Dynamite, Smackdown on FOX, HIAC, NXT TV, wXw World Tag Festival, NXT UK Spoilers)

October 9, 2019

With Benno back from Germany, he joins Joe and JP to run down AEW’s debut episode, Smackdown on FOX and that Hell In A Cell main event, as well as Benno’s trip to World Tag Festival.

Also Joker, Netto, Frankie and Bennies, the No Limit Soldiers, Regal vs Brit Wres, Goldberg vs Riddle and Tory Parrott.

SHOWNOTES
00:21 Intro/nonsense
27:21 Master P buys House Of Glory, Regal vs Brit Wres, Riddle vs Goldberg
47:46 WWE Smackdown on FOX, Hell In A Cell
1:20:12 AEW Dynamite debut, NXT
2:06:16 wXw World Tag Festival 

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Spotlight: “The Real Big Tone” (AEW Dynamite preview, CM Punk rumours, NXT TV Week 2, ROH Death Before Dishonor, AJPW, NJPW, wXw)

Spotlight: “The Real Big Tone” (AEW Dynamite preview, CM Punk rumours, NXT TV Week 2, ROH Death Before Dishonor, AJPW, NJPW, wXw)

October 1, 2019

Benno, Joe and JP preview the big debut of AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan’s bad week and CM Punk to Fox rumours, as well as ROH Death Before Dishonor, some All Japan and New Japan, GRAPPL’s Top 10 matches for August and the upcoming shows from wXw, Rev Pro, Progress and more!

Also, Toby Carvery, Salmon En Croute, Spitting Image, Deathmatches, Wetherspoons, Untappd, Granit Xhaka and The Real Big Tone.

SHOWNOTES

00:30 Intro/nonsense
20:05 CM Punk to WWE rumours, AEW UK TV Deal fallout, Dynamite Preview
1:05:29 NXT on USA Week 2
1:13:41 New Japan Fighting Spirit Unleashed, KOPW Card, GRAPPL Top 10 for August
1:24:06 ROH Death Before Dishonor
1:32:30 AJPW Miyahara vs Nomura
1:38:15 WxW Tag Festival, Rev Pro Cockpit, Progress

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Spotlight: “Ricky Biggs” (Progress Still Chasing, AEW on ITV, NXT on USA, Rev Pro, Southside, NJPW Destruction, Young Lions)

Spotlight: “Ricky Biggs” (Progress Still Chasing, AEW on ITV, NXT on USA, Rev Pro, Southside, NJPW Destruction, Young Lions)

September 26, 2019

In a later than usual Wednesday edition of the show, Joe, JP and Benno take in a newsworthy few days in wrestling as NXT launch the first shots in the Wednesday night war and AEW’s TV deal in the UK is announced, with additional news breaking as the show is recorded.

They also review Progress big September show, Still Chasing with a full breakdown of all the matches, angles and moments(!) and talk some New Japan Destruction, the latest news surrounding Rev Pro and WWE wrestlers being pulled from Southside.

Also, Lusardi vs Thorne, Davidson and Davro, Live and Kicking, Lethal Weapon, Minder and Ricky Biggs.

SHOWNOTES:
00:30 Intro/Nonsense
22:01 NXT debut on USA Network
30:55 AEW UK TV Deal with ITV, the build to TNT debut (more at 2:05:14)
00:59:43 WWE pull wrestlers from Southside, Rev Pro Sizzler VOD drops, J Cup
1:16:15 Progress Still Chasing Review
2:05:14 BREAKING NEWS: Tony Khan announces AEW TV on FITE
2:08:30 New Japan Destruction tour continues, Young Lions Cup

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Spotlight: “Bob Monkhouse” (GCW Bloodsport, New Japan catchup, Rev Pro fallout, Progress, WWE, Impact)

Spotlight: “Bob Monkhouse” (GCW Bloodsport, New Japan catchup, Rev Pro fallout, Progress, WWE, Impact)

September 17, 2019

In this week's episode Benno, Joe and JP discuss everything they’ve watched from the last week with GCW Bloodsport, a catchup on New Japan’s Destruction and J-Cup shows with Ospreay vs Amazing Red, Mike Elgin vs Daisuke Sekimoto from Big Japan, some talk on Impact’s Victory Road, WWE’s Clash of Champions and Daniel Makabe vs. Carlos Romo from Breed.

They also discuss the fallout from their chat about Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels, referee Aaren Wilde’s interview with ACEcast and some interesting spoilers coming out of Progress "big" show of the year, Still Chasing and the Natural Progression Series.

Also, Paul Gascoigne, Matthew Kelly, Bruce Forsyth, Les Dennis, Barrymore and Bob Monkhouse.

Photo Credit: Beyond Gorilla, Scott Lesh and Joe Mills

SHOWNOTES:

00:30 Intro/Nonsense
23:05 Bodom/Samuels re-visited, Aaren Wilde interview notes
46:04 New Japan catchup, Destruction, J-Cup, Big Japan
1:07:315 Progress Still Chasing/NPS spoilers
1:26:35 GCW Bloodsport/Impact Victory Road
1:55:58 WWE Clash of Champions
2:00:45 Breed Makabe vs Romo

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Spotlight: “Bro-exit” (Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels incident at Rev Pro, OWE UK, Southside, AEW, Progress, GCW)

Spotlight: “Bro-exit” (Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels incident at Rev Pro, OWE UK, Southside, AEW, Progress, GCW)

September 10, 2019

In a Brit Wres heavy show, Benno, Joe and JP discuss in detail the Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels incident at Rev Pro Summer Sizzler, the allegations levelled by referee Aaron Wilde, Rev Pro’s reaction to them and subsequent dropping of Bodom from future shows.

They also discuss Rev Pro’s deal with Southside, the postponement of OWE’s UK tour, GCW being added to GRAPPL, Progress new title belt and some AEW news as announcements come for their upcoming Full Gear show.

SHOWNOTES:
00:30 Intro/Nonsense
21:05 Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels incident at Rev Pro
1:32:30 OWE UK tour postponed, Southside closure, Breed show cancellation
1:42:05 AEW news, Jericho vs Cody, All Out PPV buys, Meltzer star ratings
1:58:48 Upcoming Shows - Progress, GCW Bloodsport, Impact Victory Road
2:09:31 Outro

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Spotlight: “Big Tone and Pharaoh” (AEW All Out, NJPW Royal Quest, NXT UK Takeover, Rev Pro Summer Sizzler, Live at The Cockpit)

Spotlight: “Big Tone and Pharaoh” (AEW All Out, NJPW Royal Quest, NXT UK Takeover, Rev Pro Summer Sizzler, Live at The Cockpit)

September 3, 2019

Benno, Joe and JP are slightly late but here with a bumper episode covering one of the most packed weekends of the year with a full review of AEW All Out, a full rundown of JP and Joe’s weekend at Rev Pro Summer Sizzler, New Japan Royal Quest and Rev Pro Live at The Cockpit and a review of NXT UK Takeover Cardiff.

Also, Brexit, Food on Tables, Purple Bins, Stolen Bikes, Tracey Smothers, Benno & Glen, Joe & Jay and Big Tone & Pharaoh.

SHOWNOTES:
00:10 Intro/nonsense
17:48 AEW All Out
1:23:44 Rev Pro Summer Sizzler/Live At The Cockpit
2:04:06 NJPW Royal Quest
2:39:44 NXT Takeover UK

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Spotlight: “Strippers, Cricket and Joey from Friends” (Progress Attendance Woes, Wednesday Night Wars, Retro Impact, NJPW Royal Quest, NXT UK Takeover and AEW All Out Previews)

Spotlight: “Strippers, Cricket and Joey from Friends” (Progress Attendance Woes, Wednesday Night Wars, Retro Impact, NJPW Royal Quest, NXT UK Takeover and AEW All Out Previews)

August 27, 2019

Benno, JP and a rogue unscheduled Rev Joe, go in-depth on Progress recent attendance issues, their email to Season Ticket Holders with the alleged reasons for the decline and the overall Progress product in 2019.

They also talk the upcoming Wednesday Night Wars with NXT vs AEW, a packed upcoming weekend of shows with NJPW Royal Quest, NXT UK Takeover and AEW All Out Previews and talk some Retro Impact and New Japan’s upcoming Young Lions Cup. 

Also, Strippers, Cricket and Joey from Friends.

SHOWNOTES:
00:20 Intro/nonsense
24:00 Progress attendance woes, current state of the company
1:08:45 NJPW’s Young Boy Cup
1:14:53 The Wednesday Night Wars, Pac vs Omega
1:32:15 Retro Impact
1:42:00 Summer Sizzler, Royal Quest, NXT UK, All Out Preview

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Spotlight Bonus Episode: The G1 Wrap Up Show – feat. Jamesie

Spotlight Bonus Episode: The G1 Wrap Up Show – feat. Jamesie

August 17, 2019

Benno, Joe and JP are joined by Jamesie of POST Wrestling’s BWE, to detox on G1 and talk all their favourite matches, performers, stories and moments. They also as get into some GRAPPL stats from the tournament, talk Meltzer’s broken star system and answer your questions on everything Grade One Climax 2019!

Also, Xbox sales, Geezer Hats, Goodfellas, DSF, Homevideos and lots and lots of Jay White.

SHOWNOTES:
00:30 Intro/Nonsense
15:20 G1 Climax 29 overall thoughts
27:31 Jay White vs. Kota Ibushi revisited
53:05 Best matches of the tournament
01:14:44 MVP’s and other notable performers
01:40:25 GRAPPL vs. Meltzer
01:53:01 Your G1 questions
02:33:02 G1 Pick ‘Ems

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Spotlight: “Joe McMahon” (G1 Climax Final, Summerslam, GCW Joey Janela’s Escape From LA, ROH Summer Supercard, NXT Takeover)

Spotlight: “Joe McMahon” (G1 Climax Final, Summerslam, GCW Joey Janela’s Escape From LA, ROH Summer Supercard, NXT Takeover)

August 13, 2019

Benno, Joe and JP return in a full-length episode to talk a packed weekend of shows with the G1 Final (and plenty of Jay White chat), Summerslam (and plenty of Matt Riddle Watch Along chat), as well as an excellent GCW Escape from LA, a takedown of NXT Takeover and one of the only reviews you’ll likely hear anywhere on an ROH Summer Supercard that allegedly happened.

Also, The Price is Right, AKI Games, the New Generation, Waylon Mercy, White Van Men, Fantasy Football, WWE jobs and Joe McMahon.

00:00:24 Intro/nonsense
00:13:45 G1 Climax 29 Final
1:00:55 ROH Summer Supercard
1:12:22 GCW Joey Janela’s Escape From LA
1:32:34 NXT Takeover Toronto
1:58:54 WWE Summerslam

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Spotlight Bonus Episode: G1 Recap and Final Preview (Day 15-18)

Spotlight Bonus Episode: G1 Recap and Final Preview (Day 15-18)

August 11, 2019

In a special bonus episode of GRAPPL Spotlight, Benno, Joe and JP check in with their thoughts on the final days of G1 Block action with Days 15 and 16 from midweek and the A Block and B Block final days. Also, Joe and JP give their brief thoughts on their Saturday night trip to United Wrestling in Oxford.

Benno, Joe and JP will be back Monday night with a full length Spotlight with their thoughts from the G1 Final, Summerslam, NXT Takeover and the ROH and GCW cards from Summerslam weekend!

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