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Spotlight: “GRAPPL Gedo” (New Japan G1 Climax Preview, AEW Dynamite, Miro, AJPW, ROH Pure Title, Rev Pro)

Spotlight: “GRAPPL Gedo” (New Japan G1 Climax Preview, AEW Dynamite, Miro, AJPW, ROH Pure Title, Rev Pro)

September 15, 2020

JP, Benno and Gareth return to preview the New Japan G1 Tournament, talk AEW Dynamite and the debut of Miro, All Japan’s Champions Carnival, the first instalment of the ROH Pure Title Tournament and Rev Pro’s second Epic Encounters show on FITE.

Also, GRAPPL Gedo.

SHOWNOTES

00:18 Intro

22:02 New Japan G1 Preview

52:25 AEW Dynamite, Miro

1:29:20 All Japan Champions Carnival

1:40:40 ROH Pure Title Tournament

1:51:34 Rev Pro Epic Encounters 2

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Spotlight: “Maddie” (AEW All Out 2020 Review, WWE vs. Cameo, New Japan G1 Lineup rumours)

Spotlight: “Maddie” (AEW All Out 2020 Review, WWE vs. Cameo, New Japan G1 Lineup rumours)

September 8, 2020

JP and Benno are joined by the returning GRAPPL Gareth to give a full review of AEW's All Out show talking the Matt Hardy concussion story, the MJF vs. Moxley main event, a disappointing FTR tag title win, Jim Ross, Mimosa Mayhem and everything in between.

They also discuss WWE's directive to wrestlers to end their deals on Cameo and Twitch, as well as this week's upcoming New Japan G1 announcements. Also, Maddie.

SHOWNOTES

00:14 Intro
28:15 WWE vs Cameo, New Japan G1
53:25 AEW All Out 2020

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Spotlight: “David Arquette” (New Japan Jingu Stadium, WWE Payback, AEW Dynamite, Arquette Documentary, Impact)

Spotlight: “David Arquette” (New Japan Jingu Stadium, WWE Payback, AEW Dynamite, Arquette Documentary, Impact)

September 1, 2020

JP and Benno are joined by Stephanie Chase to talk New Japan Summer Struggle in Jingu, WWE Payback, AEW Dynamite, Brock Lesnar contract season, The Collective weekender, and Impact Wrestling.

Also, David Arquette.

SHOWNOTES

00:22 Intro
22:58 Brock Lesnar WWE Contract season, The Collective weekender
40:32 New Japan Summer Struggle in Jingu
1:17:59 WWE Payback
2:05:32 AEW Dynamite, All Out
2:26:52 You Cannot Kill David Arquette
2:47:45 Impact

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GRAPPL Roundtable: AEW (w/. Sarah Flannery, Rich Fann and Suit Williams)

GRAPPL Roundtable: AEW (w/. Sarah Flannery, Rich Fann and Suit Williams)

August 29, 2020

Welcome to episode 3 of Grappl Roundtable and, in the run up to the All Out PPV, we thought it might be time to have a deep dive into AEW. The matches, the roster, the TV product, the business, the good and the bad of AEW so far.

Our guests this week are: 

Suit Williams is the co host of Smark Sports and a contributer to Voices of Wrestling

Rich Fann is the host of the Deep Dive with Rich Fann on PWTorch and also is a co host to EastCoastCast

Sarah Flannery is one ½ of the 2 Sarahs on Voices of Wrestling and co-host of the PWG podcast Journey Through Guerilla Island

Opening Music: AEW Dynamite Theme - No More Heroes

Closing Music: Tony's Theme - The Pixies 

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Spotlight: “Au Revoir Joe” (SummerSlam Weekend, NXT Takeover, AEW, GCW, Black Label Pro, Rev Pro, Joe Update)

Spotlight: “Au Revoir Joe” (SummerSlam Weekend, NXT Takeover, AEW, GCW, Black Label Pro, Rev Pro, Joe Update)

August 26, 2020

JP and Benno go it alone to discuss SummerSlam weekend with reviews of SummerSlam itself, NXT Takeover, AEW Saturday Night Dynamite, GCW’s Weekender, Black Label Pro’s Professional Wrestling Show and Rev Pro’s first Epic Encounter show on FITE.

They also give an update on Joe’s status with the podcast going forward.

SHOWNOTES

00:05 Intro
09:48 Joe Update
20:15 SummerSlam
58:20 NXT Takeover
1:31:00 AEW Dynamite
1:56:45 Black Label Pro
2:14:00 GCW
2:27:57 Rev Pro

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Spotlight: “Thunderdome” (SummerSlam Weekend, AEW releases, Indies on WWE Network, Xavier, Impact, Bret vs Austin)

Spotlight: “Thunderdome” (SummerSlam Weekend, AEW releases, Indies on WWE Network, Xavier, Impact, Bret vs Austin)

August 18, 2020

JP and Benno are joined by GRAPPL Gareth as they preview Summerslam weekend with shows from NXT, GCW, Rev Pro and more, talk AEW releasing talent and a disappointing Dynamite, Indies on the WWE Network, New Japan's KOPW fan voting, the death of Xavier, Gangrel, WrestleMania 13 and more!

Also, Thunderdome.

SHOWNOTES 

00:24 Intro
33:01 WWE Thunderdome, Indies on the Network, NJPW Fan Vote, Covid issues, Xavier
1:22:50 AEW releases, Dynamite
1:52:40 NJ Strong, Impact, Bret Hart vs Steve Austin WM13
2:22:42 Summerslam Weekend, Takeover, GCW, Beyond, BLP, Rev Pro

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Spotlight: “Buddy Landel” (New Japan Strong, Wednesday Night Wars, Kamala, Rollerball Rocco, NOAH, Rev Pro return)

Spotlight: “Buddy Landel” (New Japan Strong, Wednesday Night Wars, Kamala, Rollerball Rocco, NOAH, Rev Pro return)

August 11, 2020

Benno and JP are joined by GRAPPL Gareth to talk tournament season in New Japan with the New Japan Cup USA and six-man title finals, as well as a big win in the Wednesday Wars for AEW and some breaking news with Rev Pro announcing a return to empty arena shows. They also talk the deaths of Kamala and Rollerball Rocco, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Marty Jannetty, Raw Underground and more.

Also, Buddy Landel.

SHOWNOTES 
00:17 Intro
32:55 News, Raw Underground, Jannetty, Kamala, Rollerball Rocco, Rev Pro return
1:26:55 New Japan Strong, 6 Man tournament, G1 announcement
1:54:30 Wednesday Night Wars, NXT Cole vs Mcafee, AEW Dynamite
2:25:20 NOAH, Warrior Wrestling, Summerslam Watchalong, Landell vs Michaels

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Spotlight: “Jet and Wolf” (WWE Financials, XFL, The Rock, AEW Dynamite, New Japan, TalkNShopAMania, Stardom, Impact)

Spotlight: “Jet and Wolf” (WWE Financials, XFL, The Rock, AEW Dynamite, New Japan, TalkNShopAMania, Stardom, Impact)

August 4, 2020

This week, Stephanie Chase joins JP and Benno as they talk WWE's record profits, Summerslam on a boat, The Rock buying the XFL, as well as AEW Dynamite, Zack Ryder, Suzuki vs Nagata from New Japan Summer Struggle, Stardom, Impact, Equity and more!

 

Also, Jet and Wolf.

 
SHOWNOTES
00:09 Intro

22:23 Rock buys XFL, WWE Financials, Equity response to Speaking Out, Rollerball Rocco

1:10:33 New Japan Summer Struggle, US Tournament 

1:17:32 AEW Dynamite, Kingston, Ryder

1:57:20 TalkNShopAMania

2:16:42 Stardom

2:29:21 Impact Wrestling

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GRAPPL Roundtable: NJPW Fandom (w/. Sarah Flannery, Stephanie Chase and Lison)

GRAPPL Roundtable: NJPW Fandom (w/. Sarah Flannery, Stephanie Chase and Lison)

August 1, 2020

Its the second episode of the GRAPPL Roundtable where we take a deep dive into a specific topic in wrestling and this week we look at New Japan fandom and, particularly, its appeal to women.

 

Sarah Flannery (@SarahFlann), Stephanie Chase (@stephaniemchase) and Lison (@LisonMA) join JP to talk about their NJPW Fandom, their thoughts on the current key characters and storylines, and why these appeal to a female audience. It was a really fun conversation on a very sticky night!

 

Sarah appears on the excellent PWG retro podcast Journey Through Guerilla Island as well as on the Sarah & Sarah podcast which she promises is coming back soon!

 

Stephanie currently writes about WWE for Digital Spy and about the wider world of pro wrestling at Sportskeeda. You can find Steph's work at stephaniechase.co.uk. Her interviews are available on YouTube

 

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Spotlight: “Timbersports” (AEW Dynamite, New Japan Sengoku Lord, GCW Homecoming, AJPW, Impact)

Spotlight: “Timbersports” (AEW Dynamite, New Japan Sengoku Lord, GCW Homecoming, AJPW, Impact)

July 29, 2020

GRAPPL Gareth once again joins JP and Benno as they catch up on AEW Dynamite and talk New Japan Sengoku Lord, GCW Homecoming, All Japan, Impact Wrestling, Quildan vs Cooling, Vince McMahon buying Sunderland(?) and much more. 

Also, Timbersports.

 

SHOWNOTES 

00:20 Intro
16:22 AEW
1:09:29 New Japan
1:46:12 GCW Homecoming
2:06:57 AJPW
2:20:55 Impact 
2:29:20 Quildan


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