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Elia Markopoulos, Chaotic Wrestling

James Stewart talked to Elia Markopoulos, who has been a pro wrestler since the age of 13. He was trained by a number of outstanding wrestlers including Al Snow, Killer Kowalskis, Brian Milonas and Brian Fury. Elia is part of Chaotic wrestling and the New England Pro Wrestling academy and on Twitter @Eliamarkopoulos  Elia talked…

Thoughts on the Passing of Howard Finkel and WWE releases

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley share their thoughts on the passing of WWE Hall of Fame ring announcer Howard Finkel. They discuss the WWE releases, and who will make an impact in other companies. Riley is out on Seth Rollins and what did they think of AEW's empty arena Championship match. 

Howard Finkel with James Stewart from June 14th, 2014

WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel has passed away at age 69. On June 14th, 2014, James Stewart talked with "The Fink" about being the first employee of the World Wrestling Federation, his early WWF work as a play by play announcer, working for Vince McMahon and his favorite event in WWF history. 

Wrestlemania 36 Night 1 recap

James Stewart and Mike Riley recapped night one of Wrestlermania 36. Undertaker and AJ Styles main evented the show in a mini movie called a Boneyard Match. Braun Storwman battled Bill Goldberg for the Universal Championship. Kevin Owens had the highlight of the night and another WWE ladder match delivered. 

AEW notes and Jim Ross, Under the Black Hat Book thoughts

James Stewart gives some thoughts on All Elite Wrestling creating a new championship and talks about who might be the first TNT Champion. James also talks about his love for Jim Ross' new book, Under the Black Hat. "From legendary wrestling announcer, Jim Ross comes a candid, colorful memoir about the inner workings of the…

Wrestlemania 36 Preview

This week James Stewart, Mike Riley and Joe Murray preview WWE's Wrestlemania 36 card happening on April 5th and 6th from the WWE's performance center in Orlando, Florida.  We also share our favorite all time Wrestlemania moments.  This podcast will contain Wrestlemania related news that could be considered spoilers… Listener discretion is advised…   

What Happening With Wrestlemania Weekend

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley talk about the cancellations around the wrestling world and WWE moving Wrestlemania from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa to it's performance center.  WWE issued a statement today announcing that WrestleMania 36 and its related events for that week will no longer take place in Tampa, Florida.  “In coordination…

WWE Elimination Chamber recap - Matt Hardy and Jake Roberts to AEW

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley recapped WWE's Elimination Chamber. They talked about Matt Hardy being a free agent and where he might end up, Jake Roberts showing up in AEW and share their Wrestlemania match you should go back and watch.  Wrestling Inside the Ropes this week is brought to you by the…

AEW Revolution Recap - Jon Moxley and Goldberg are new World Champions

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley recap AEW’s Revolution Pay Per View event, Goldberg winning the WWE Universal Championship and the next moves for Roman Reigns, John Cena, The Fiend as Wrestlemania approaches.  Wrestling Inside the Ropes this week is brought to you by the The Wilbur. Jim Ross presents his “Under The Black…

AEW Revolution and WWE Super ShowDown previews

James Stewart and Mike Riley preview AEW Revolution and WWE Super ShowDown events coming up this week. They discuss where both AEW and WWE might be going after these shows. Wrestlemania on the Smackdown side of the card might be changing and changing for the better. Mike's World Famous lightning round and our Wrestlemania matches…

AEW has another strong Wednesday night show

James Stewart talked about the good and the bad of this weeks All Elite Wrestling and NXT Wednesday night shows.  AEW is building towards their pay per view event on February 29th in Chicago with great weekly TV. NXT is coming off a pay per view event and building towards NXT TakeOver Tampa.

NXT Takeover Portland Results - Updated Wrestlemania 36 rumors

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley recap NXT Takeover Portland. Adam Cole vs. Tommaso Ciampa for NXT title Johnny Gargano vs. Finn Balor Rhea Ripley vs. Bianca Belair for women's title Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly vs. Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne for tag titles Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic for North American title…