GRAPPL Spotlight
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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Spotlight: “Brit Wres Is Dead” (Smallman leaves Progress, Joe & JP’s trip to Liverpool, AAA Triplemania, G1 Week Four, TNT, Futureshock, London Rampage)

Spotlight: “Brit Wres Is Dead” (Smallman leaves Progress, Joe & JP’s trip to Liverpool, AAA Triplemania, G1 Week Four, TNT, Futureshock, London Rampage)

August 7, 2019

**Note - G1 Week Four Coverage begins 1:42:05**

Benno, Joe and JP are back from a long weekend in Liverpool and Manchester and talk their experiences out at TNT and Futureshock as well as their trip to GRAPPL Towers to watch London Rampage and Triplemania. They also talk Jim Smallman leaving Progress, the possible death of Brit Wres boom period and Week Four of New Japan's G1 29.

SHOWNOTES 

00:15 Intro/Nonsense
05:19 Brit Wres is Dead
33:43 Joe and JP in Liverpool
40:40 TNT Summer Explosion
59:48 London Rampage/AAA TripleMania
1:18:46 Futureshock Untapped 6
1:42:05 G1 Climax 29 Nights 11, 12, 13 and 14

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Spotlight: “Glenroe” (G1 Week Three, Sendai Girls UK, AEW on TNT, AJPW, 205 Live, Progress, OTT) 

Spotlight: “Glenroe” (G1 Week Three, Sendai Girls UK, AEW on TNT, AJPW, 205 Live, Progress, OTT) 

July 30, 2019

***Note: G1 Coverage starts 1:33:35**

With Joe away, Benno and JP are joined by POST Wrestling's Irish legend Jamesie to talk Week Three of the G1, Benno's trip to Sendai Girls UK and some matches they've been watching this week from AJPW Summer Action Series, 205 Live and OTT, as well as all the latest in the news from AEW, WWE, Progress, wXw, NXT UK wrestler breakdowns and more! 

(Also, Irish Stuff, Glenroe, Hurling, Nick Berry, Wolverhampton Fry Ups, Misawa in Coventry, Rev JP & Britain's Jeff Jarrett.)

SHOWNOTES 

00:15 Intro/Irish Stuff
12:59 AEW on TNT, CM Punk
24:13 WWE Biz, Network changes, ICW, wXw & Progress. 
52:30 Mandrews vs Starr
58:25 Super Humman, Moxley to GCW
1:01:20 AJPW, Kento Miyahahra vs Zeus
1:08:35 Sendai Girls UK 
1:23:30 Progress Devlin vs Ilya OTT Devlin vs Callum Black
1:28:45 205 Live, Strickland vs Gulak
1:33:35 G1 Climax 29 Days 8, 9 and 10

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Spotlight: “Hoytamania” (New Japan G1 Week Two, PAC vs Ben-K, WWE, Progress, AEW, NXT) 

Spotlight: “Hoytamania” (New Japan G1 Week Two, PAC vs Ben-K, WWE, Progress, AEW, NXT) 

July 23, 2019

**Note G1 Coverage Begins 01:01:55***

JP, Joe and Benno are back and fighting through some summer bugs to talk the 2nd full week of G129 with the first top end main events of the tournament in Moxley/Ishii, Ospreay/Ibushi and Ospreay/Okada. They also talk PAC vs Ben-K from Kobe World and the latest in the news from WWE, AEW, Progress, NXT and more. 

(Also, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, 1992 Nailz. Zeus. Abdullah's House Of Ribs, the South Wales Subculture, Ferries across the Mersey and The Prolapse belt.)

SHOWNOTES:

00:30 Intro/Nonsense
12:34 WWE Forbes article, NXT vs AEW
25:00 Sha Samuels to NXT UK, Progress Cheer Up Juice, Walter vs Ilja
43:14 CM Punk to Starrcast, AEW, Janela vs Enzo
53:10 Pac vs Ben-K Kobe World
1:01:55 G1 Week Two (Day 5, 6 and 7)

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Spotlight: “Tango & Cash” (G1 Climax Week One, AEW Fight For The Fallen, Extreme Rules, GCW 5150, Evolve)

Spotlight: “Tango & Cash” (G1 Climax Week One, AEW Fight For The Fallen, Extreme Rules, GCW 5150, Evolve)

July 17, 2019

***Note G1 Coverage Begins 01:32:56***

The summer is well and truly started as Benno, Joe and JP begin this years New Japan G1 coverage with 3 shows from the first week proper, talk AEW's Fight For The Fallen and discuss everything else they watched in a packed weekend of wrestling from Extreme Rules, to GCW's Tribute to Homicide, Evolve and more.

(Also Tango and Cash, Sinbad, Mick Johnson, Liz McDonald, Dean Gaffney, the Bread streets, and TNA entrance themes revisited)

SHOWNOTES
00:11 Intro/Nonsense
24:02 AEW Fight For The Fallen
52:53 EVOLVE 10 Year Anniversary
1:04:49 GCW 5150
1:18:50 WWE Extreme Rules
1:28:35 Riptide PAC vs Cara Noir revisited
1:32:56 G1 Climax 29 Week One

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Spotlight: “Le Tis” (G1 Dallas, Backyard Wrestling, Riptide, Slammiversary, Progress, Rev Pro)

Spotlight: “Le Tis” (G1 Dallas, Backyard Wrestling, Riptide, Slammiversary, Progress, Rev Pro)

July 10, 2019

Benno, Joe & JP chat a packed week of shows as they begin their G1 coverage for this year with Night One in Dallas. They also talk GCW's Backyard Wrestling and Impact's Slammiversary on VOD and their live thoughts from Riptide Wrestling, Progress and Rev Pro.

(Also Paul Merson, Worchester Sauce. Cholula, Monster Claws, Netto, Kwik Save, Triplemania, Kazaa, Brighton Hostels, Floppy Disks and Le Tis.)

00:00 Intro/Nonsense
17:15 GCW Backyard Wrestling
30:10 New Japan G1 Climax Night One
1:07:05 Riptide Point Break
1:28:20 Rev Pro Live At the Cockpit 43
1:39:30 Progress Chapter 92: Entertaining Friends
1:58:20 Impact Slammiversary 17

Spotlight: “Roast Rebellion” (Rollins vs Ospreay, AEW Fyter Fest, OTT Wrestlerama, RPW Ungovernable, Heyman & Bischoff, New Japan) 

Spotlight: “Roast Rebellion” (Rollins vs Ospreay, AEW Fyter Fest, OTT Wrestlerama, RPW Ungovernable, Heyman & Bischoff, New Japan) 

July 2, 2019

Benno, Joe and JP are back after a week break to catch up on a massive two weeks of news in wrestling as they talk Rollins vs Ospreay, Dunne vs Starr and the Heyman & Bischoff news, as well as catch up on what they've been watching with AEW Fyter Fest, Rev Pro Ungovernable, OTT Wrestlerama and New Japan Southern Showdown.

Also, Jim Davidson, John Virgo, Nick Berry, Bullseye, Arsenals worst XI and the Roast Rebellion. 

SHOWNOTES 

00:40 Intro
15:19 Rollins versus Ospreay
26:00 Pete Dunne versus David Starr, OTT Wrestlerama
49:50 Heyman and Bischoff
1:09:14 AEW vs Evolve, Fyter Fest
1:50:43 Rev Pro Ungovernable
2:11:04 New Japan Southern Showdown

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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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