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Spotlight: “Maradona” (NJPW G1 Climax Lineups, AEW Fyter Fest, WAW Fightmare, Rev Pro, The Wrestlers)

Spotlight: “Maradona” (NJPW G1 Climax Lineups, AEW Fyter Fest, WAW Fightmare, Rev Pro, The Wrestlers)

June 18, 2019

Benno, Joe and JP are back to discuss New Japan's G1 Climax 29 lineup, Rev Pro's upcoming Ungovernable show and the state of their VOD and AEW selling out another building for All Out, as well as their upcoming Fyter Fest show. The guys also talk WAW's big Fightmare show from Carrow Road, re-visit their Will Ospreay and worst of TNA conversations from last week and discuss NXT UK Takeover and the latest episodes of Viceland's The Wrestlers.

(Also, Home Alone, the Class of 92, Love Island, Maradona, Roast Dinners and Mike Chioda's snakeskin boots).

SHOWNOTES

00:30 Intro/The Worst of TNA revisited/The Summer of Wrestling/Bloodsport
20:18 Dynamite Kid vs Will Ospreay, also Maradona
29:36 New Japan G1 Climax 29 Lineups
44:50 Rev Pro Ungovernable/RPW On Demand/Michael Oku vs Pac
1:01:16 WWE NXT UK, Pete Dunne vs Nathan Cruz
1:12:30 WAW Fightmare, also Roast Dinners and the class of '92
1:30:27 Viceland's The Wrestlers
1:37:01 AEW Fyter Fest, All Out sells out, also Love Island

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Spotlight: “Goodnight Sweetheart” (Will Ospreay, NJPW Dominion, OTT Banjaxed Belfast, Goldberg/Undertaker, The Wrestlers)

Spotlight: “Goodnight Sweetheart” (Will Ospreay, NJPW Dominion, OTT Banjaxed Belfast, Goldberg/Undertaker, The Wrestlers)

June 10, 2019

Benno, Joe and JP discuss whether Will Ospreay is the best British Wrestler of all time, talk two big New Japan shows from this last week with the Best Of The Super Juniors Finals and Dominion, and talk OTT Banjaxed, that David Starr/Walter video, the comedy of Goldberg vs Undertaker, the Vice documentary series The Wrestlers and the very worst of TNA.

(Also, Goodnight Sweetheart, Ridge Holland, Tango & Cash, Ireland Under 21's, Jay White's beard, Maradona and Joe's worst rated films of all time).

SHOWNOTES

00:39 Intro/nonsense
15:10 The worst of TNA
19:30 OTT Walter/Starr Shaun Ryan video/Live In Belfast: Banjaxed
33:20 Will Ospreay the best British Wrestler of all time, BOSJ Final
57:05 Moxley New Japan debut, Jay White, Dominion Review
1:36:20 Matt Riddle, Goldberg vs Undertaker, Super Showdown
1:50:40 The Wrestlers documentary series on Vice
1:59:30 Outro/nonsense

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BONUS Grappl Spotlight Interview w/. Riptide Wrestling Producer Josh Bevan

BONUS Grappl Spotlight Interview w/. Riptide Wrestling Producer Josh Bevan

June 6, 2019

A special Bonus episode of Grappl Spotlight this week as JP interviews Riptide Producer Josh Bevan to catch up on all things Riptide as the build up to an exciting summer including the 5th July Point Break show, the Pride of Brighton tournament that is leading to the big open air theatre show on August 26th. Also discussed is how to get the best of the performers, the focus on younger talent, the effect the contract situation has had on the company, the plans for the future and much more.

You can find info, tickets, great matches etc from Riptide Wrestling at the following places:

Website: https://www.riptidewrestling.com/ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkHPpLoK3ethwG3KmtHFL1A 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RIPTIDEwres 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiptideWres/

Tickets: https://www.riptidewrestling.com/tickets 

 

You can also follow JP on Twitter @JPJipeee. You can follow Benno @BensonRichardE and try to contact Joe using the #RevJoe hashtag. He probably won't respond but me and Benno will send it to him anyway.

 

Music this week is from:

Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vELJtIVKB7A (Buster by the Whitefield Brothers)

Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuoN1izAjSc (Gardenia by Kyuss)

Spotlight: “Gunner” (Moxley on TIJ, NXT Takeover 25, NXT UK vs Royal Quest, Rev Pro Cockpit, New Japan BOSJ, AEW)

Spotlight: “Gunner” (Moxley on TIJ, NXT Takeover 25, NXT UK vs Royal Quest, Rev Pro Cockpit, New Japan BOSJ, AEW)

June 4, 2019

Benno, JP and Joe are back to talk that Jon Moxley interview, paranoia in the UK with NXT UK running head to head with New Japan's Royal Quest, Sunday's Rev Pro Live At The Cockpit 42, Saturday's NXT Takeover 25, some fallout from AEW Double Or Nothing and the best matches this week from the New Japan Best Of The Super Juniors 26. All this plus chat on Neil Warnock, Blue Chew, Hookie Blueys, Eric Cantana, The Wire, Billy Mitchell and Dude Where's My Car.

SHOWNOTES:

01:30 Intro/Nonsense
9:30 Moxley on Talk Is Jericho/PWTorch
37:40 Royal Quest vs Welsh Rugby vs UK Takeover vs All Out
55:00 AEW Double Or Nothing fallout
1:17:43 NXT Takeover 25
1:48:30 NJPW BOSJ
2:02:50 Rev Pro Live at the Cockpit 42

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Spotlight: “Jack Whitehall” (AEW Double Or Nothing Full Review, NJPW BOSJ)

Spotlight: “Jack Whitehall” (AEW Double Or Nothing Full Review, NJPW BOSJ)

May 27, 2019

Benno, Joe and JP are back with a full review of AEW’s first PPV Double Or Nothing, talking the best and worst matches and everything in between from the show, as well as their thoughts going forward on the company as a whole.

Before that the guys talk Brexit, 1988, Roadhouse, Over The Top, Cockneys Vs Zombies, Fighting With My Family and discuss the highest rated matches on GRAPPL from this years New Japan Best Of The Super Juniors.

SHOWNOTES:
01:53 Intro, nonsense
14:00 New Japan BOSJ
24:40 Starrcast, AEW media coverage
37:12 AEW Double Or Nothing review

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Spotlight: “Hateful Houlihan” (Progress Super Strong Style, AEW, PAC, NJPW BOSJ, WWE)

Spotlight: “Hateful Houlihan” (Progress Super Strong Style, AEW, PAC, NJPW BOSJ, WWE)

May 21, 2019

**Note - This episode contains some audio issues that have been fixed as best as possible. Apologies!**

Hateful Houlihan. Sarah Michelle Gellar. Freddie Prinze Junior. Sean Bean. When Saturday Comes. Miz's Dad. LeBron and Kenny Omega. Mortal Kombat. Street Fighter. Jim Rosenthal. Little Dragon. Roy Keane. Phil and Keanu.

All this and more as Benno rejoins Joe and JP for an all new Spotlight.

SHOWNOTES
00:40 Intro
4:55 WWE, Money In The Bank
19:55 AEW, PAC, TNT
43:55 NJPW BOSJ
52:55 Progress Super Strong Style 16

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Spotlight: “Jay Corbin” (Tom Magee-Bret Hart, AEW-ITV, NJPW, RevPro’s Epic Encounter)

Spotlight: “Jay Corbin” (Tom Magee-Bret Hart, AEW-ITV, NJPW, RevPro’s Epic Encounter)

May 15, 2019

Hipster football shirts. Champions League. 4 Games in 4 Days. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. Men & Motors. Middle Class on Repeat. Cracker. World in Action. Death Wish. Racist ITV sitcoms. Joshi on ITV. Tony Khan rapping. Joe's love of Jay White. Shingo in Oxford. Max Branning.

All this and more as Joe and JP talk the Tom Magee-Bret Hart match, WALTER-R-Truth(?), AEW-ITV PPV deal, the Double or Nothing card, highlights from NJPW's Wrestling Dontaku, BOSJ, RevPro's Epic Encounter as well as other high & lowlights from the world of wrestling.

SHOWNOTES:

7:51 Intro
9:35 Tom Magee-Bret Hart/WALTER-R-Truth
17:30 AEW - deal with ITV, Double or Nothing card rundown
51:42 NJPW - Sanada-Okada, Evil-Ishii, White-Goto and BOSJ Day 1
1:23:16 RevPro's Epic Encounter

Episode Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsTluTmfefY&t=47s
Episode Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uLPDhCgS8M

 

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Spotlight: “Irish Stuff” (Impact Rebellion, Crockett Cup, Champions Carnival, Riptide, Rev Pro, Progress, Moxley, Starr)

Spotlight: “Irish Stuff” (Impact Rebellion, Crockett Cup, Champions Carnival, Riptide, Rev Pro, Progress, Moxley, Starr)

May 4, 2019

Irish Stuff. Ask GlenJoe. Four Days in November. New Dublin’s Gangland War. The Celtic Tiger Economy. Hurling. The Game. 50 Cent. Ja Rule. Nelly and Kelly. Sledging on Ally Pally Hill. MOX. Raul Jimenez. New Japan Knife Perverts. Pepe. Mantaur. Joe vs Horses.

All this and more as Benno, Joe and JP talk everything they’ve been watching from Impact Homecoming, the NWA/ROH Crockett Cup and MLW TV, as well as some talk on All Japan’s Champions Carnival, Riptide Wrestling and the Top 5 rated matches on GRAPPL from March.

The guys also talk some Rev Pro, the excellent video packages from David Starr and Jon Moxley, New Japan's new mystery man and WWE as the biggest heels in wrestling. 


SHOWNOTES:

05:29 Intro
9:30 David Starr Progress promo, Rev Pro York Hall build.
25:30 Moxley promo, Lio Rush, Luke Harper, WWE woes)
41:00 New Japan's new British knife pervert
45:15 GRAPPL's Top 5 matches in March
51:00 AJPW Champions Carnival
57:06 MLW TV
1:03:36 NWA/ROH Crockett Cup
1:18:30 Impact Rebellion
1:37:15 Riptide Rumble

Episode Intro/Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il9nwElP674

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Spotlight: “Marty Jannetty” (Joe and JP at Welsh Wrestling, Benno at For The Love Of Wrestling)

Spotlight: “Marty Jannetty” (Joe and JP at Welsh Wrestling, Benno at For The Love Of Wrestling)

April 30, 2019

UK Taker. Undertaker 2. Rob Van Dam. Trespass. The Long Good Friday. Helen Mirren. Gridlock'd. Suge Knight. Pissant Bodybuilders. RedmanMania 2. Swindon vs Oxford. Glenn Hoddle. Jan Åge Fjørtoft. Steve Barker. Filthy Chris Walker. John Kronus. Mustafa. Marty Janetty.

All this and more as Benno, Joe & JP recap their respective weekends with Joe & JP visiting Welsh Wrestling in Kidlington and Benno attending For The Love Of Wrestling in Liverpool.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro

18:45 Welsh Wrestling in Kidlington

42:45 For The Love Of Wrestling Convention in Liverpool

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Spotlight: “Pat Sharp” (Fight Club Pro DTTI, AJPW, NJPW BOSJ Line Up, MLW, AEW)

Spotlight: “Pat Sharp” (Fight Club Pro DTTI, AJPW, NJPW BOSJ Line Up, MLW, AEW)

April 24, 2019

4:20. Funhouse. Pat Sharp. 1993 Doink. Waylon Mercy. Ole Gunnar Solskjær. The Norweigian Indies. Diner based lunches. The Gun show. Bike Theft. Somas. Von Erich documentaries. JP and Irish Airborne. Goth Wrestling. Redman Mania.

All this, and more in a new Spotlight as Benno, Joe & JP are back (and late, sorry it was Bank Holiday) to talk all the big goings on in wrestling this last week. The guys talk their trips to the last two nights of Fight Club Pro's Dream Tag Team Invitational and everything else they've been watching with a cavalcade of stuff from MLW, to Gresham vs Makabe at 321 Battle, MJF vs Ethan Page at Alpha 1 and some Mania weekend catchup from Joe.

The guys also talk CM Punk doing a run in in a mask, the AEW time buy, All Japan Champions Carnival, the NJPW BOSJ lineup and much more.

SHOWNOTES:
00:30 Intro
10:52 The Joel Redman Challenge, AJPW Champions Carnival
16:45 NJPW BOSJ Line-Up
22:30 CM Punk returns to Wrestling, AEW, Cody vs Dustin, Romo, A-Kid in NXT UK
43:19 ZSJ vs Ibushi, Gresham vs Makabe, MJF vs Ethan Page, MLW Fusion, GCW
58:35 TNT Extreme Wrestling
1:14:00 Fight Club Pro DTTI Nights 2 and 3

Episode Theme: https://youtu.be/BXDFUEozkck

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