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Spotlight: “UK Undertaker” (WWE Survivor Series, Ospreay Documentary, AEW Dynamite, NOAH The Chronicle, MLW Fusion, NJPW)

Spotlight: “UK Undertaker” (WWE Survivor Series, Ospreay Documentary, AEW Dynamite, NOAH The Chronicle, MLW Fusion, NJPW)

November 25, 2020

Benno, JP and Gareth chat the momentous retirement (really this time) of The Undertaker, some red vs blue brand with WWE Survivor Series, as well as the Ospreay documentary, MLW Fusion’s return, NOAH The Chronicle, New Japan and more! Also, UK Undertaker.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro
28:34 Undertaker, WWE Survivor Series
1:15:04 Ospreay Documentary
1:44:22 AEW
1:57:58 MLW, NOAH, New Japan

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Spotlight: “Open The Jeff Gate” (AEW Dynamite, NJPW Tag League/BOSJ, Zelina Vega, TalkNShopAMania 2, Rev Pro, Flair/Steamboat, Eddie/Rey)

Spotlight: “Open The Jeff Gate” (AEW Dynamite, NJPW Tag League/BOSJ, Zelina Vega, TalkNShopAMania 2, Rev Pro, Flair/Steamboat, Eddie/Rey)

November 17, 2020

Benno, JP and Gareth catch up on a busy week of wrestling as they talk AEW Dynamite and New Japan’s Tag League and BOSJ tournaments, as well as highlights (and lowlights) of Talk N Shop A Mania, Impact Turning Point, Dragon Gate’s Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival and Rev Pro Epic Encounters 5.

They also talk Zelina Vega, Alex Zayne and some classic 5 Star matches with Eddie Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio from Halloween Havoc 97 and the Flair/Steamboat trilogy. All this, plus Trump, Shaq, Tokyo Joshi Pro, Dexter Fritzl and Opening the Jeff Gate!

SHOWNOTES:

00:15 Intro
21:10 5 Star Matches - Rey vs. Eddie Guerrero, Flair vs Steamboat
44:40 AEW Dynamite, AEW Games
1:24:30 New Japan Tag League and BOSJ, Alex Zayne
1:44:10 Zelina Vega
1:54:20 Dragon Gate
2:10:25 Rev Pro
2:28:30 TalkNShopAMania
2:34:40 Turning Point

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Spotlight: “Lex Luger for Hipsters” (AEW Full Gear Full Review, New Japan Power Struggle)

Spotlight: “Lex Luger for Hipsters” (AEW Full Gear Full Review, New Japan Power Struggle)

November 10, 2020

Benno, JP and Gareth are joined by Stephanie Chase for a special live recording of Spotlight as they review AEW’s Full Gear PPV from the weekend and talk highlights of New Japan Power Struggle.

They also talk Titanic, Trump, Levesque vs Jarrett, Steph’s Mum and Lex Luger for Hipsters

00:15 Intro
37:05 AEW Full Gear Review
2:41:35 NJPW Power Struggle

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Spotlight: “Tracy Smothers” (AEW Full Gear Preview, WALTER vs Ilja, ROH Pure Title, NJPW BOSJ, J-Cup, Power Struggle Preview)

Spotlight: “Tracy Smothers” (AEW Full Gear Preview, WALTER vs Ilja, ROH Pure Title, NJPW BOSJ, J-Cup, Power Struggle Preview)

November 4, 2020

Benno, JP and Gareth preview AEW Full Gear and New Japan Power Struggle, as well as talk the BOSJ and J-Cup Line ups, the finals of the ROH Pure Title tournament and yes, a possible 5-Star match from NXT UK!

They also talk Lockdown 2.0, Trump vs Biden, Vince Mcmahon on Netflix, and memories of Tracy Smothers.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro
25:18 Tracy Smothers, Vince McMahon Netflix documentary
50:34 NXT UK Ilja Dragunov vs WALTER
1:21:40 ROH Pure Title tournament
1:36:28 AEW Full Gear Preview, Dynamite
2:11:09 NJPW Power Struggle, BOSJ, J-Cup

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GRAPPL Roundtable: G1 Climax 30 ( w/. Alan 4L, Sarah 4L, Sarah Flannery and Benno)

GRAPPL Roundtable: G1 Climax 30 ( w/. Alan 4L, Sarah 4L, Sarah Flannery and Benno)

October 29, 2020

After a brief haitus to watch the G1, the fourth episode of the GRAPPL Roundtable is back! And, unsurprisingly, we take a deep dive into the highs and lows of the G1 tournament, the New Japan landscape and a quick roundup on the Champions Carnival and N1 Victory tournaments.

And this month we have another crackerjack panel as our roundtable not only has returning champion and Hiromu stan Sarah Flannery (@SarahFlann) been joined by her 2 Sarahs co-host Sarah4L (@SarahFourL) but also the Kensuke Sasaki to Sarah4L's Akira Hokuto, Puro expert and the nicest man in professional wrestling™ (@Alan 4L)! They join our own Grappl Spotlight host and co-host of BWE Benno (@BensonRichardE) who is making his long-awaited chance to just be a guest for once and settle down with a beer!

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Spotlight: “Brit Wres Is Dead (again)” (WWE Hell In A Cell, Impact Bound For Glory, AEW Dynamite, Brit Wres vs Cooling)

Spotlight: “Brit Wres Is Dead (again)” (WWE Hell In A Cell, Impact Bound For Glory, AEW Dynamite, Brit Wres vs Cooling)

October 27, 2020

Benno, JP and Gareth talk a double PPV weekend with Impact's Bound For Glory and WWE's Hell In A Cell, as well as a much talked-about episode of AEW Dynamite. 

They also talk Marcus Rashford vs the Tories, UFC 254, Borat and yes, Brit Wres being dead, again.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro
26:33 Brit Wres is Dead
55:05 WWE Hell In A Cell
1:37:37 Bound For Glory
2:06:01 AEW Dynamite

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Spotlight: “Dangerous Twink” (New Japan G1 Climax Final Review, AEW Dynamite, Ben Carter)

Spotlight: “Dangerous Twink” (New Japan G1 Climax Final Review, AEW Dynamite, Ben Carter)

October 19, 2020

Benno, JP, Gareth and Steph talk the G1 Final with a full review of the final tournament days with an eventful end to the A Block and not so eventful end to the B Block and the 35-minute final match that has split GRAPPL. 

They also chat Jay White, Steph's mum's thoughts on the tournament, AEW Dynamite, Benno's run-in with Ben Carter Twitter and Dangerous Twinks? 

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro
20:52 Ben Carter
39:35 NJPW G1 Final Review, A & B Block Finals
2:55:55 AEW Dynamite

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Spotlight: “Monty Brown” (New Japan G1 Climax Week Four, Final Weekend Preview, GCW Collective, N1 Final, AEW)

Spotlight: “Monty Brown” (New Japan G1 Climax Week Four, Final Weekend Preview, GCW Collective, N1 Final, AEW)

October 15, 2020

Benno, JP and Gareth talk the penultimate week of New Japan’s G1 Climax 30 and talk the highlights and lowlights of Days 11-16 as well as preview the final weekend and talk the possible scenarios coming out of the final days.

They also chat GCW’s Collective weekend with talk of Bloodsport, For The Culture, Spring Break and more highlights from the big weekender, the N1 final, and finally, Monty Brown.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro
18:44 GCW Collective
1:03:08 N1 Final, AEW
1:13:48 New Japan G1 Week Four (Day 11-16)
2:38:39 Monty Brown

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Spotlight: “Gunnersaurus” (New Japan G1 Climax Week Three, NXT Takeover, AEW Dynamite, BOSJ, Tag League announcements)

Spotlight: “Gunnersaurus” (New Japan G1 Climax Week Three, NXT Takeover, AEW Dynamite, BOSJ, Tag League announcements)

October 7, 2020

Benno, JP and Gareth talk the halfway point of New Japan’s G1 Climax 30 with reviews of Days 7-10 as they continue the Jay One love-in, marvel over Tomohiro Ishii and talk his hall of fame credentials, as well as talk some surprising performances from Taichi and Yoshi Hashi, and the differences in the A and B Block at this midpoint.

They also talk NXT Takeover headlined by a well-received match on GRAPPL in Finn Balor vs. Kyle O’Reilly, last week’s AEW Dynamite, New Japan's BOSJ and Tag League announcements, and Gunnersaurus.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro
30:47 NXT Takeover, AEW Dynamite
1:28:50 New Japan G1 Week Three (Day 7-10)

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Spotlight: “Khan vs Carragher” (New Japan G1 Climax Week Two, AEW, ROH, Clash Of Champions, Road Warriors)

Spotlight: “Khan vs Carragher” (New Japan G1 Climax Week Two, AEW, ROH, Clash Of Champions, Road Warriors)

September 30, 2020

Benno, JP and Gareth talk Week Two of New Japan’s G1 Climax 30 with reviews of Days 3-6 with two shows apiece from the A and B Block. They talk some highly rated matches in Ishii/Ibushu and Ospreay/Shingo as well as some other highlights and some lowlights from the tournament so far (mainly from the B Block).

They also talk Road Warrior Animal, the ROH Pure Title, AEW, Ben Carter and WWE Clash Of Champions. Also, Khan vs Carragher.

SHOWNOTES

00:15 Intro
22:35 Road Warrior Animal, Clash Of Champions, AEW, ROH
1:17:15 New Japan G1 Week 2 (Day 3-6)

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