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GRAPPL Spotlight has moved (Find us now on RedCircle, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and more - see notes)

GRAPPL Spotlight has moved (Find us now on RedCircle, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and more - see notes)

April 17, 2021

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PODBEAN “Game Of Tones” (Sakura Genesis, State of New Japan, AEW, Arcade Anarchy, Stardom, MLW, NXT, Smackdown)

PODBEAN “Game Of Tones” (Sakura Genesis, State of New Japan, AEW, Arcade Anarchy, Stardom, MLW, NXT, Smackdown)

April 7, 2021

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Cheers - Benno

"Game Of Tones" (Sakura Genesis, State of New Japan, AEW, Arcade Anarchy, Stardom, MLW, NXT, Smackdown)

Benno, JP and Gareth discuss the current state of New Japan as Will Ospreay wins the new NJPW title at Sakura Genesis in the main event versus Kota Ibushi. They also talk about AEW Dynamite with a surprisingly strong show from last week, as well as Stardom, MLW and even some NXT and Smackdown.

 

All this plus, Gary Michael Capetta, Sid Eudy, Arn Ogden, Beans on Toast and Game Of Tones!

 

SHOWNOTES

00:22 Intro/GRAPPLMania

38:04 Sakura Genesis

1:34:32 Jericho on WWE Network, AEW Dynamite, NXT

2:24:01 Stardom

2:39:01 Smackdown

2:47:00 MLW Never Say Never

 

Thanks to our patrons for supporting the podcast, with special thanks to current Kings Of The Mountain - Robert Brockie, Carl Gac, Joe Edwards, Simon Gunn and Dylan Shah.

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If you enjoy using GRAPPL, a great way to support is to order events direct with us instead of ordering direct with the platform showing the events. We get a little kickback when people order via us which helps keeps the lights on at GRAPPL and it doesn't cost you a penny more to order this way!

If you're ordering any of The Collective events this week on FITE, we would really appreciate the support if you could order through GRAPPL using the links on our website here...

ORDER THE COLLECTIVE WITH GRAPPL!

All 12 events are exclusively live on FITE across Thursday April 8th to Saturday April 10th, including Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 6, For The Culture, The Acid Cup, Effy's Big Gay Brunch and Spring Break.

PODBEAN “SuperDelfin” (AEW Dynamite, Cody Rhodes, ROH 19th, MCW, MLW, GRAPPLmania, 00’s Internet Culture)

PODBEAN “SuperDelfin” (AEW Dynamite, Cody Rhodes, ROH 19th, MCW, MLW, GRAPPLmania, 00’s Internet Culture)

March 30, 2021

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Cheers - Benno

"SuperDelfin" (AEW Dynamite, Cody Rhodes, ROH 19th, MCW, MLW, GRAPPLmania, 00’s Internet Culture)

Benno, JP and Gareth discuss AEW with a deep dive on the ratings, an unlikely main event match on Dynamite and the strange position of Cody Rhodes. They also discuss ROH’s 19th Anniversary Show and the weight of history that comes with it, before chatting some MCW and MLW.

All this plus, The Legend Of Doom, E-Feds, Teletext, The Power Slam Hotline, IWFNewJack and Super Delfin.

SHOWNOTES

00:57 Intro/00’s internet
36:20 GRAPPLMania Weekend plans
46:36 AEW Dynamite, TV Ratings, Cody Rhodes
1:43:45 ROH 19th Anniversary
2:27:05 MCW Ballroom Brawl
2:41:09 MLW Fusion
2:54:46 Patreon Preview - Flashback: WrestleMania 8

 

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Spotlight: “SLAPPL” (Andrade, NJ Cup, Ospreay, AEW, Baker vs. Rosa, WWE Fastlane, NWA, Slapstrike)

Spotlight: “SLAPPL” (Andrade, NJ Cup, Ospreay, AEW, Baker vs. Rosa, WWE Fastlane, NWA, Slapstrike)

March 23, 2021

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Cheers - Benno

Spotlight: "SLAPPL" (Andrade, NJ Cup, Ospreay, AEW, Baker vs. Rosa, WWE Fastlane, NWA, Slapstrike)

Benno, JP and Gareth talk a newsworthy week with the release of Andrade from WWE, a potential MOTYC from AEW Dynamite with Britt Baker vs Thunder Rosa and an unfortunate end to the New Japan Cup with a controversial angle involving Will Ospreay. They also talk WWE Fastlane, the return of The Fiend and NWA’s return with Back for the Attack.

All this plus yes, the debut of Slapstrike, the worlds foremost #SLAPFIGHT promotion, here on Spotlight, the official podcast of SLAPPL.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro/SLAPPL

32:30 Andrade leaves WWE

52:25 Britt Baker vs Thunder Rosa, AEW Dynamite

1:14:05 New Japan Cup Finals, Will Ospreay and Bea Priestley

1:49:35 NWA Back for the Attack

2:04:30 WWE Fastlane

2:35:51 Patreon Preview: Deep Cut - Muhammad Hassan

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Spotlight: “Smirnoff Ice on Tap” (AEW Dynamite, New Japan Cup, NOAH Great Voyage, Impact Sacrifice, Stardom, MLW)

Spotlight: “Smirnoff Ice on Tap” (AEW Dynamite, New Japan Cup, NOAH Great Voyage, Impact Sacrifice, Stardom, MLW)

March 16, 2021

Benno, JP and Gareth catch up on everything they’ve been watching this last week with the fallout from AEW Revolution on a newsworthy AEW Dynamite, as well as the New Japan Cup, with highly rated matches Okada vs. Shingo and Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jnr. They also talk Doug Williams, WWE’s latest Covid outbreak, Impact Sacrifice, NOAH Great Voyage, Stardom Cinderella and MLW Fusion.

All this plus Fat Frogs, British Bulldogs, Slap Fights, and Smirnoff Ice on Tap.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro
21:05 Doug Williams, WWE Covid outbreak
34:55 Christian, AEW Dynamite
1:33:05 New Japan Cup
2:03:05 Impact Wrestling Sacrifice
2:16:15 Pro Wrestling NOAH Great Voyage
2:40:35 Stardom All Star Dream Cinderella
2:50:01 MLW Fusion

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Spotlight: “Well, it was an ending” (AEW Revolution Full Review featuring Stephanie Chase)

Spotlight: “Well, it was an ending” (AEW Revolution Full Review featuring Stephanie Chase)

March 9, 2021

Benno, JP and Gareth are joined by the returning Steph Chase to go in-depth on AEW Revolution, talking the debuts of Christian Cage and Ethan Page, as well as the much hyped Exploding Barbed Wire death match with Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley, the return to the ring of Sting and yeah, those fireworks.

All this, plus Shaq, Martin Freeman, the New York Dolls, Tim Lovejoy, Bobby Dempsey and Disco Stu!

SHOWNOTES
00:15 Intro
20:52 AEW Revolution Full Review

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Spotlight: “GRAPPL Sarah” (Progress Wrestling, New Japan Castle Attack, Moxley/KENTA, AEW Dynamite, Big Show, Observer Awards)

Spotlight: “GRAPPL Sarah” (Progress Wrestling, New Japan Castle Attack, Moxley/KENTA, AEW Dynamite, Big Show, Observer Awards)

March 2, 2021

Benno, JP and Gareth catch up and talk shows from New Japan and AEW with Castle Attack, the much anticipated KENTA/Moxley match on NJ Strong and the latest episode of Dynamite with build for AEW Revolution.

They also talk Progress’ latest statements on Paul Robinson leaving the company, rumours surrounding the return of Marty Scurll to New Japan, and the latest Progress show on WWE Network, Chapter 105.

SHOWNOTES

00:35 Intro
22:03 Paul Robinson, Marty Scurll
1:00:30 Progress Wrestling Chapter 105
1:32:27 AEW Dynamite, Big Show, Observer Awards
2:18:47 New Japan, Moxley/KENTA, Castle Attack

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Spotlight: “Ultracrepidarians” (Progress debuts on WWE Network, AEW Dynamite, Elimination Chamber, GCW Bloodsport, MLW)

Spotlight: “Ultracrepidarians” (Progress debuts on WWE Network, AEW Dynamite, Elimination Chamber, GCW Bloodsport, MLW)

February 23, 2021

We need to talk about Progress, again. Benno, JP and Gareth talk the Progress controversy over the weekend as Progress debuts on WWE Network and releases a statement after fan pressure regarding Paul Robinson working the shows.

They then talk Elimination Chamber, AEW Dynamite, GCW Bloodsport and MLW from this week.

Also Tiny Iron, Gazza, Young Rock, Raoul Moat and Ultracrepidarians.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 PROGRESS Wrestling

1:06:56 Young Rock, Gazza, Tiny Iron

1:18:45 WWE Elimination Chamber

1:43:00 AEW Dynamite

2:09:35 GCW Bloodsport 5

2:34:04 MLW Fusion

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Spotlight: “Brit Wres is Back” (Progress Wrestling, NXT TakeOver, Dynamite, New Japan, NOAH, Bloodsport)

Spotlight: “Brit Wres is Back” (Progress Wrestling, NXT TakeOver, Dynamite, New Japan, NOAH, Bloodsport)

February 16, 2021

Benno, JP and Gareth chat a noteworthy week in wrestling with some big news as PROGRESS Wrestling returns to mixed opinion with announcements of shows to appear on WWE Network. They also talk NXT TakeOver, New Japan New Beginning in Hiroshima, AEW Dynamite, NOAH and much more!

Also, Lykii, Purple Bins, LA Gear, Takeshi's Castle and yes, Brit Wres being back.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro

17:07 PROGRESS Wrestling returns

1:05:05 NXT TakeOver 

1:44:00 Forbidden Door, Okada AEW rumours, FinJuice to Impact

2:07:15 New Japan

2:32:04 Bloodsport

2:39:45 Pro Wrestling NOAH Destination 2021

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Spotlight: “Fiendophiles” (KENTA, Forbidden Door, AEW Dynamite, New Japan New Beginning, MLW, AJPW, Smackdown)

Spotlight: “Fiendophiles” (KENTA, Forbidden Door, AEW Dynamite, New Japan New Beginning, MLW, AJPW, Smackdown)

February 9, 2021

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Benno, JP and Gareth talk KENTA appearing in the AEW Dynamite show closing angle, as well as what it means for AEW and New Japan. They also talk the upcoming New Beginning Hiroshima cards, MLW, Smackdown, the WWE Yokozuna documentary, AJPW and more!

(Also, The Super Bowl, Rick Rude, Hook Tazson, and Fiendophiles.)

SHOWNOTES

00:43 Intro

26:20 KENTA, Forbidden Door, AEW Dynamite

1:26:11 NJPW New Beginning Tour, Hiroshima Preview 

1:40:55 AJPW, MLW, Yokozuna Documentary, Smackdown,

2:13:40 Patreon Preview - Film Club: No Holds Barred

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