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Join Jimmy Stewart and Mike "Sarge" Riley for a weekly look into the world of wrestling, WWE, and more.

A Must Watch AEW show - WWE Clash of Champions Preview

Open – James Stewart and Mike Riley debate All Elite Wrestling’s MUST SEE Parking lot fight between Best Friends and Santana and Ortiz. Was it good and was it in good taste? 9:27  – Reaction to our Top 10 wrestlers since 1990 discussion 16:33 – What’s been good on AEW with MJF, The Young Bucks…

Top 10 Wrestlers since 1990 - WWE and AEW News

Open – James Stewart and Mike Riley discuss who they think the top 10 pro wrestlers are since 1990. Riley: Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena, Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Undertaker and Sting Stewart: Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena, Ric Flair, Mick Foley, Brock Lesnar, Daniel…

Roman Reigns is with Paul Heyman - AEW All Out 2020 Recap

Open – James Stewart and Mike Riley discuss the Roman Reigns / Paul Heyman pairing. This is the most interesting story in Pro Wrestling today. 8:05 – Could we see Roman Reigns against the Rock at Wrestlemania 37? 17:54 – Smackdown was amazing, Bayley has turned on Sasha Banks. 31:20 – AEW Pay Per Review…

RAW Underground, WWE Retribution, AEW Social Media issues

This Week James Stewart talks about Summer Slam, Eric Bischoff’s return to pro wrestling TV, AEW’s social media issues and answers your questions.  Could a Tag Team main event Wrestlemaina? Who’s benefited from a lack of a live audience?  Who is the retribution group? Could MJF jump to WWE? What’s the goal of RAW Underground?…

Big E Will Be A Star As A Singles Wrestler in WWE

This Week James Stewart and Mike Riley talk about Summer Slam in Boston being official canceled. The future of Big E, Keith Lee, the North American Championship. They also talk about the creative process in WWE and how performers need to step up to be successful in the current system. 

The Last Ride of the Undertaker

This Week James Stewart and Mike Riley take a deep dive into the career of The Undertaker. Mark Calaway, known for more than 30 years as WWE’s Undertaker might have wrestled his last match in wrestling. We talk about his early years, his feuds with over the course of his career, Brock beating the streak…

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.