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Spotlight: “Ovaltine” (Rev Pro High Stakes, NXT Takeover Portland, WWE Ruthless Aggression, AEW Dynamite, GCW Gage vs RSP)

Spotlight: “Ovaltine” (Rev Pro High Stakes, NXT Takeover Portland, WWE Ruthless Aggression, AEW Dynamite, GCW Gage vs RSP)

February 18, 2020

In a packed show Benno, Joe and JP talk their weekend in London for a stacked Rev Pro High Stakes card, review NXT Takeover Portland from Sunday, talk WWE's revisionist history Ruthless Aggression documentary series, as well as chat Nick Gage vs Rickey Shane Page from GCW Run Rickey Run, the latest episode of AEW Dynamite, the announcement of NXT UK Takeover Dublin, and more!

Also, Ovaltine.

SHOWNOTES:

00:10 Intro/nonsense
14:26 Rev Pro High Stakes
57:22 WWE Ruthless Aggression, NXT Takeover Portland
1:48:11 GCW Nick Gage vs Rickey Shane Page
2:03:03 AEW Dynamite

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Spotlight: “Barrymore” (New Japan New Beginning in Osaka, AEW Dynamite, Rev Pro, OTT, WWE Q4 Earnings, XFL)

Spotlight: “Barrymore” (New Japan New Beginning in Osaka, AEW Dynamite, Rev Pro, OTT, WWE Q4 Earnings, XFL)

February 11, 2020

Benno, Joe and JP discuss the fallout from the WWE Q4 Conference Call with big ramifications for the WWE Network, talk New Japan's final New Beginning show of the tour in Osaka with some polarising GRAPPL ratings and discuss everything else going on in the world of wrestling from Friday's Rev Pro card in York Hall, to Moxley in OTT, ROH and Impact's upcoming retro shows and more! Also, Barrymore. 

SHOWNOTES:

1:44 Intro/Nonsense/Barrymore
17:30 WWE Conference Call, Q4, WWE Network, XFL
50:17 Moxley to OTT, final Rev Pro High Stakes card
1:04:50 New Japan New Beginning in Osaka
1:53:20 AEW Dynamite 

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Spotlight: “Word Life” (New Japan New Beginning in Sapporo, WWE new signings, stock crash, NOAH, TNT, Rev Pro)

Spotlight: “Word Life” (New Japan New Beginning in Sapporo, WWE new signings, stock crash, NOAH, TNT, Rev Pro)

February 5, 2020

Benno, Joe and JP are back with a news heavy show as they talk the WWE’s latest batch of signings including a rumoured signing of Tim Thatcher, the takeover of Pro Wrestling NOAH and comparisons to Brit Wres, WWE’s stock crash and firing of top executives, as well as Benno’s trip to TNT’s Death Match Tournament, the weekend’s New Japan New Beginning in Sapporo shows, the killer Aldis/Scurll segment from NWA Powerr and more!

SHOWNOTES:

00:12 Intro/Nonsense/TNT
26:30 NXT signings, NOAH buyout, Progress Russo booking
1:04:38 WWE Stock Market crash, Vince’s Brain Worms, Rumble fallout
1:23:30, NWA Powerrr, New Japan New Beginning, Rev Pro discussion

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Spotlight: “Bro” (WWE Royal Rumble Review, Worlds Collide, AEW Dynamite, NWA Hard Times)

Spotlight: “Bro” (WWE Royal Rumble Review, Worlds Collide, AEW Dynamite, NWA Hard Times)

January 28, 2020

In a WWE heavy edition of the show, Benno, Joe, JP exercise some demons and discuss Royal Rumble weekend with reviews of the Rumble itself and the build to WrestleMania, Saturday's Worlds Collide show with NXT UK taking on NXT in a battle for the ages, as well as this week's episode of AEW Dynamite, some NWA Hard Times talk and more!

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Spotlight: “Total Nonstop Bollocks” (AEW TV, Impact Hard To Kill, WrestleMania Weekend, Progress, Ring Of Honor)

Spotlight: “Total Nonstop Bollocks” (AEW TV, Impact Hard To Kill, WrestleMania Weekend, Progress, Ring Of Honor)

January 21, 2020

After a few weeks of special episodes, Benno, Joe and JP return for a regular edition of Spotlight as they chat a cavalcade of subjects and catch up on the latest news in wrestling.

Subjects covered include a catchup on AEW Dynamite with the news of AEW's new TV deal, Impact Wrestling both modern with their Hard To Kill PPV and classic with their forthcoming TNA retro show, as well as Marty Scurll's new position in ROH, Evolve, Sapolsky vs Starr, Tessa Blanchard, WrestleMania weekend and some changes in Brit Wres with a new Progress champion, as well as all of the usual nonsense!


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Spotlight: The Top 10 Matches of 2019

Spotlight: The Top 10 Matches of 2019

January 15, 2020

In a special edition of Spotlight, fresh from their NXT UK Takeover Review over on POST Wrestling's BWE, Benno, Joe and JP are joined by GRAPPL Gareth to rank their Top 10 Matches of the Year for 2019. They also discuss the first full year of GRAPPL and reveal the Top 10 Matches in the first ever GRAPPL 100! 

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Spotlight: “Biya” (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom Review Special, Progress Unboxing, JP’s Roast Dinner)

Spotlight: “Biya” (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom Review Special, Progress Unboxing, JP’s Roast Dinner)

January 6, 2020

Benno, Joe and JP return to review the biggest New Japan show of the year Wrestle Kingdom, with all the matches, angles and GRAPPL ratings broken down in detail. 

The guys also talk Joe and JP's return to the Electric Ballroom for Progress Chapter 100 and most importantly, break down JP's January 5th Roast Dinner. 

SHOWNOTES
00:08 Intro/Nonsense
13:06 Wrestle Kingdom in depth review
2:22:20 Progress Unboxing Live Review/Chris Brookes to Japan

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Spotlight: “#AskRevJoe”

Spotlight: “#AskRevJoe”

December 29, 2019

Die Hard. Home Alone. Sopranos. Watchmen. Gedo Parenting. Brit Wres The Thick Of It. Gary Glitter. Tony Blair. Jeff Jarrett. Brookside Close. Ken Barlow. Aldi. Billy Blanks. Pierce Brosnan. Buck Zumhofe. Michael Jackson. Nick Tilsley. Sid Owen. Slayer. Arsenal Fan TV. James Mason Houlihan. Kevin Nash. Fuck Marry Kill: Naito, Okada, Tanahashi.

All this, plus much more in the 2019 version of #AskRevJoe, as anything goes when we spend 3 hours answering your questions!

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Spotlight: “Gammon Dads” (WWE TLC, Rev Pro Uprising, NWA Into The Fire, ROH Final Battle, AEW Dynamite, Progress)

Spotlight: “Gammon Dads” (WWE TLC, Rev Pro Uprising, NWA Into The Fire, ROH Final Battle, AEW Dynamite, Progress)

December 17, 2019

Benno, Joe and JP are back to discuss the fallout of the British General Election, but also lots of wrestling, with a packed weekend of shows from WWE, NWA, ROH and Rev Pro as well as discussion of Progress and the latest episode of AEW Dynamite.

Also, the best Christmas movies, Mark Fowler's motorbike, the Bill Watts rule, Irish Passports, Big Dunc, The Thick Of It, Bray Wyatt, The Purge, Weed Tax, Die Hard, Chavo Guerrero and Gammon Dads.

00:26 Intro/Election 2019
15:11 WWE TLC, WWE Backstage
39:20 Progress
48:30 Rev Pro Uprising
1:17:30 ROH Final Battle
1:27:27 NWA Into The Fire
1:55:41 AEW Dynamite
2:14:21 Outro/Best Christmas Movies

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Spotlight: “Rev Joe is Dead” (Wrestle Kingdom card, AEW Dynamite, Rev Pro Live at the Cockpit, WWE releases, NWA Into The Fire)

Spotlight: “Rev Joe is Dead” (Wrestle Kingdom card, AEW Dynamite, Rev Pro Live at the Cockpit, WWE releases, NWA Into The Fire)

December 10, 2019

Benno, Joe and JP return after a week off to catch up, with discussion of the last couple of weeks of AEW Dynamite, WWE releases, the end of New Japan's World Tag League with card announcements for Wrestle Kingdom, as well as Joe's trip to Rev Pro Live at the Cockpit, NWA's upcoming PPV and more.

Also Elix Skipper, Fludder vs Skeikh El Sham, Cameron vs Cooling, Scorsese, Netto beers, Berlin, Hunico, Charles and Eddie, Josh Bodom and Rev Joe is Dead. 

SHOWNOTES
05:34 Intro/Nonsense/News
37:50 New Japan World Tag League, Wrestle Kingdom card
52:40 AEW Dynamite
1:10:18 Rev Pro Live At The Cockpit
1:34:55 NWA Into The Fire

Oli's World Intro: https://soundcloud.com/olisworldpodcast/britwres-is-dead-revjoe-mix
Will Cooling on Question Time: https://youtu.be/IalSiKGMCqA?t=2970
Steven Fludder vs Sheikh El Sham at PCW: https://youtu.be/7L-HdK7b8eg

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