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GRAPPL 90’s Flashback: ECW Barely Legal 1997 (featuring Martin Bushby)

GRAPPL 90’s Flashback: ECW Barely Legal 1997 (featuring Martin Bushby)

June 17, 2020

In another special 90's flashback podcast, Benno, Joe and JP are again joined by POST Wrestling's Martin Bushby to journey back to 1997 and talk ECW's first PPV - Barely Legal 1997!

The guys talk the double main event of Taz vs Sabu and Terry Funk's ECW World Title win, as well as the rest of the card, their ECW fandom and discuss how well 1997 ECW holds up in 2020.

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Spotlight: “Facebook Mums” (New Japan returns, NXT Takeover In Your House, Donahue 1992 WWF scandals, Taue/Kawada vs Misawa/Kobashi, GCW)

Spotlight: “Facebook Mums” (New Japan returns, NXT Takeover In Your House, Donahue 1992 WWF scandals, Taue/Kawada vs Misawa/Kobashi, GCW)

June 10, 2020

Benno, Joe and JP chat the return of New Japan with both empty arena and fan attended shows being announced for June and July, talk NXT Takeover In Your House with that Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream match, and go back in time to talk Vince McMahon and Dave Meltzer on Donahue in 1992 and the 25 year anniversary of one of the greatest matches of all time with Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa from All Japan.

Also, Statues, Horses and Facebook Mums.

SHOWNOTES
00:15 Non Wrestling (mostly)
42:26 Wrestling (mostly)

Here is a link to some great resources to support #BlackLivesMatter

https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/resources-supporting-black-lives-matter-movement-creative-industry-01062

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Match Of The Month with Jamesie: February 2020 (featuring JP Houlihan)

Match Of The Month with Jamesie: February 2020 (featuring JP Houlihan)

June 5, 2020

In episode two of GRAPPL's newest podcast Match of The Month, host Jamesie is joined by GRAPPL Spotlight's JP Houlihan to chat February 2020!

The two run down their Top 5 matches of the month, as well as talk the month in wrestling as a whole and discuss your ratings on the GRAPPL App. They also discuss a classic match, with this months pick coming from PROGRESS wrestling with Matt Riddle vs Will Ospreay from 2016.

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Spotlight: “Do The Right Thing” (NXT Fight Pit, AEW Dynamite, Undertaker Last Ride, Owen Hart, Dark Side of the Ring)

Spotlight: “Do The Right Thing” (NXT Fight Pit, AEW Dynamite, Undertaker Last Ride, Owen Hart, Dark Side of the Ring)

June 2, 2020

Benno, Joe and JP return to talk Tyson and Gooch on AEW Dynamite, the NXT Fight Pit with WWE introducing staged crowds, the good and bad of wrestling documentaries with Owen Hart Dark Side of the Ring and Undertaker Last Ride and discuss New Japan's approach to wrestling in a pandemic.

They also talk things going on outside of wrestling with the ongoing protests in America, as well as the UK moving further out of lockdown and the return of the Premier League with no fans.

SHOWNOTES
00:30 Non Wrestling (mostly)
42:50 Wrestling (mostly)

As discussed at the start, here is a link to some great resources to support #BlackLivesMatter and sites where you can donate. 

https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/resources-supporting-black-lives-matter-movement-creative-industry-01062

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Spotlight: “Cummings” (AEW Double Or Nothing Review, Hana Kimura and Social Media in Wrestling, Dominic Cummings)

Spotlight: “Cummings” (AEW Double Or Nothing Review, Hana Kimura and Social Media in Wrestling, Dominic Cummings)

May 25, 2020

In a Bank Holiday Bumper edition of the show, Benno, Joe and JP welcome back Grappl Gareth to review AEW Double Or Nothing, featuring a big Stadium Stampede main event. They also talk the untimely death of Hana Kimura, social media in wrestling and talk the Dominic Cummings story dominating the UK news cycle.

SHOWNOTES
00:30 Intro/Cummings/Nonsense
38:21 AEW Double Or Nothing
2:27:49 Hana Kimura/Social Media in wrestling

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Spotlight: “Heroes” (Progress Wrestling Financials, The Undertaker Last Ride, Cagefighter, Road Warrior Hawk, AEW, TEW 2020)

Spotlight: “Heroes” (Progress Wrestling Financials, The Undertaker Last Ride, Cagefighter, Road Warrior Hawk, AEW, TEW 2020)

May 19, 2020

Benno, Joe and JP are back to talk everything in wrestling this week from Will Cooling's PW Torch column detailing Progress Wrestling's financials, The Undertaker and the first two episodes of the Last Ride documentary series, Road Warrior Hawk on Dark Side of the Ring, AEW and the last build to Double Or Nothing, Benno and JP's games on TEW 2020, Jon Moxley's Cagefighter film and more!

SHOWNOTES:
00:10 Not Wrestling
19:56 Wrestling (mostly)

Will Cooling PW Torch Column: https://pwtorch.com/site/2020/05/17/cooling-progresss-finances-raise-many-questions-as-they-ask-for-support-during-coronavirus-live-events-pause/

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Spotlight: “Stay Alert” (WWE Money In The Bank, AEW Dynamite, Dana White, Dark Side of the Ring, Herb Abrams, 1997 Raw, VE Day)

Spotlight: “Stay Alert” (WWE Money In The Bank, AEW Dynamite, Dana White, Dark Side of the Ring, Herb Abrams, 1997 Raw, VE Day)

May 12, 2020

Benno, Joe and JP welcome back GRAPPL Gareth as they Stay Alert, Control the Virus and Save Lives and chat WWE's Money In The Bank PPV featuring a 0.25 star main event, UFC from the weekend and the most recent episodes of AEW Dynamite. They also talk UWF and Herb Abrams on Dark Side Of The Ring, revisit some 1997 Raw and more!

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GRAPPL 90’s Flashback: WWF Canadian Stampede 1997 (featuring Martin Bushby)

GRAPPL 90’s Flashback: WWF Canadian Stampede 1997 (featuring Martin Bushby)

May 9, 2020

In another special 90's flashback podcast, Benno, Joe and JP are again joined by POST Wrestling's Martin Bushby to journey back to 1997, this time visiting the WWF with In Your House Canadian Stampede! 

They talk the 10 man main event, the Harts in Canada and the rise of Steve Austin, as well as the weeks leading upto the show with the ECW and USWA invasion of Raw, Ahmed Johnson joining the Nation Of Domination, Mankind, The Undertaker and Paul Bearer, Gang Warz, Sunny, Sable and more! 

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Match Of The Month with Jamesie: January 2020 (featuring Benno)

Match Of The Month with Jamesie: January 2020 (featuring Benno)

May 7, 2020

It's the debut edition of a new podcast on GRAPPL, Match of The Month!

Each episode Jamesie (also of POST Wrestling's British Wrestling Experience) will welcome a guest to talk their Top 5 matches of the month. Here in episode one, we catch up on January of 2020 with GRAPPL Spotlight host Benno joining Jamesie as the two compare their favourite matches of the month, talk the month in wrestling as a whole and discuss your ratings on the GRAPPL App.

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Spotlight: “Boris Hogan” (25 Years of Triple H retrospective, WWE Scottish Bollocks, Dark Side Of The Ring, David Schultz, Cain Velasquez)

Spotlight: “Boris Hogan” (25 Years of Triple H retrospective, WWE Scottish Bollocks, Dark Side Of The Ring, David Schultz, Cain Velasquez)

May 3, 2020

This week Triple H is the cunt, as we take an entirely unplanned deep dive into the psyche of The Game himself. Also, Joe watched the WWE's Scottish Champions roundtable for some reason AND we chat the Tories, VE Day, Match Of The Day, Dark Side Of The Ring with David Schultz, this week's WWE releases of Cain Velasquez, Gerry Briscoe and Curtis Axel and sneak in some chat about Riptide and the general state of Brit Wres fandom. Also, Boris Hogan. 

SHOWNOTES
00:25 Not Wrestling
46:30 Wrestling (mostly)

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