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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…

AEW and NXT Notes and Opinions

James Stewart gave his thoughts on some news items coming out of this weeks Wednesday night wrestling war between AEW and NXT.  New Champions, more excellent story telling, who's taken a more hands on approach and why it's the correct move, and what a new TV deal means for the business side of pro wrestling. 

2020 WWE Royal Rumble Preview

This week James Stewart, Mike Riley and Joe Murray make their picks for the Men's and Women's Royal Rumble matches and discuss favorites and possible surprise winners to both Rumble matches.  Rumble winners: James Stewart: John Cena / Charlotte Flair Riley: Drew McIntyre / Sasha Banks Joe Murray: Kevin Owens / Ronda Rousey You can…

Tessa Blanchard - WWE Royal Rumble - Good and Bad of AEW / NXT

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley discuss the ongoing situation with Tessa Blanchard. They take a victory lap on the Brock Lesnar conversation, and wonder what’s next for the Royal Rumble men’s match. The good and bad of AEW and NXT and Mike Riley’s world famous lightning round! 

Tessa Blanchard Under Fire Amid Allegations Of Racism And Bullying

James Stewart shares his thoughts on the developing situation with Impact Wrestler Tessa Blanchard. Impact Wrestling is live on pay per view on Sunday night and it’s main event is scheduled to be Tessa Blanchard challenging Sami Callihan for the Impact Men's World Championship. I believe Tessa Blanchard was going to win the Impact Men's…

AEW New Japan Relationship - Wrestle Kingdom 14 - Brock Lesnar

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley discuss Wrestle Kingdom 14 and if there is going to be a working relationship between All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling going forward. James and Mike also talk about who should fight Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble and the World Famous Lightning round!!!! 

Rhea Ripley is the NEW NXT Women's Champion

James Stewart gave his thoughts on Rhea Ripley winning the NXT Women's Championship from Shayna Baszler. Where does Baszler go from here? James details what mistakes AEW made during their Wednesday night show. How should we read the Chris Jericho vs Jungle Boy 10 minute time limit draw? 

NXT and AEW continue strong Wednesday Night battle

James Stewart gave his insight into the recent AEW vs NXT Wednesday night battle. Both shows had a lot of good elements to them and they moved stories forward to either December 18th or into 2020. Finn Balor is the new number one challenger for Adam Cole after beating Keith Lee and Tommaso Ciampa. The…

Is Cody the number one good guy in all of wrestling? - NXT v AEW Wednesday night recap

James Stewart gave his quick thoughts following another Wednesday night showdown between NXT and AEW. What did James like and not like about the Wednesday night programming? NXT and AEW are shaping up to have big shows to end the year on December 18th. Is Cody the number one good guy in wrestling? Is Adam…

John Cena and his chase for championship number 17

This week James Stewart, Mike Riley and Joe Murray discuss 3 burning issues in the wrestling world. James talks about John Cena and his chase for his 17th championship, Mike discusses the conversation Steve Austin had with Undertaker and Joe Murray questions why Vince McMahon is mad about everything. Over / Under 98.5 sponsors Joe…