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The PWA Show: Change Is Good…..

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Change is the central theme of Episode 47 as Chad & Keila come together for the final time to host The PWA Show. They examine in depth the changes at the top of WWE with Roman Reigns being crowned as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. What does this shift in the creative direction of the company mean for the future? What challengers will step up to face the new champ? What does this mean for the other major players in the WWE main event picture? Changes to WWE Smackdown are also discussed as a new voice for the brand is hired just in time for the big move to the USA Network. Changes at TNA are also on the horizon as the company is on the verge of also crowning a new World Champion to coincide with their move to PopTV. The changes to the Lucha Underground roster for season 2 are also debated as the exciting product readies for a late January return to the El Rey Network. Your hosting duo also goes out with a bang spending a disturbing amount of time analyzing the nominees for next week’s WWE Slammy Awards and all the silliness that usually surrounds that event. As 2015 draws to a close a new chapter will be written concerning the future of this show. We hope that you have enjoyed what we have offered this year on The PWA Show. The record number of website visits and social media interactions  don’t lie. We appreciate your support! So one last time in 2015, sit back and enjoy some great pro wrestling discussion on The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: WrestleCade Re-Cap

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Episode 45 finds Chad & Keila back and feeling refreshed after a week off. They tackle a ton of subjects including the fallout from Survivor Series and the last two editions of Monday Night Raw. Is WWE getting what they want with an improved crowd reaction for Roman Reigns? With Sheamus as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion what does that mean for guys like Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, and others. What ECW original could be joining the Dudleys in their feud with The Wyatt Family? Which top WWE star has joined the injured list? What is the state of the Divas division as the bad blood between Paige and Charlotte continues to boil? Which top Japanese star may be headed to WWE? What does the move to POP TV mean for TNA? What’s the latest news on Global Force Wrestling? This episode also contains a review of one of the biggest annual wrestling events in the country, WrestleCade! Chad and “Halfpint” were on the scene and our roving reporter brings you some exclusive words from WrestleCade CEO and Founder Tracy Myers, ROH’s “Drop Dead Darling” Taeler Hendrix, the legendary Jim Cornette, AML Wrestling superstar “King” Shane Williams, and a very special message for Matt Hardy from former TNA World Champion EC3. This episode has it all so sit back and enjoy the latest edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Highway to Hell…..In A Cell

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Episode 38 comes to you this week with Chad & Keila excited to see “The Beast” Brock Lesnar back on RAW. The duo examine all the highs and lows from this past Monday Night in Boston. They also discuss recent comments by former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk, disparaging both the Susan G. Komen Foundation and professional wrestling as well. Chad also goes into detail about how the WWE has misused The Big Show for the better part of 15 years rendering him useless today.The Divas Revolution is again a hot topic as Keila has some advice for WWE Divas Champion, Charlotte. Chad once again voices his displeasure with John Cena who this time inadvertently cost him an opportunity to hang with “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Stephanie McMahon’s ego is also discussed and how her on screen character always gets the better of every verbal exchange. The current state of TNA is also examined including a new TNA World Heavyweight Champion being crowned at last weekend’s Bound for Glory PPV. The aftermath of that title switch has been interesting to say the least and confusing at best as the future of the company is still up in the air. Our roving reporter, Halfpint, checks in this week with an all new edition of Halfpint’s Point as he covers the importance of a good ring announcer to the overall success of a wrestling event. Enjoy lots of good discussion this week on a variety of topics as well as some shade thrown but, as always, many laughs along the way on this installment of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: On the Road Again…..

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This week Episode 37 of our podcast sees Chad and Keila covering all the news from the week that was in the pro wrestling world. They delve into this past Monday’s edition of RAW and dissect the main points including what may have contributed to the lowest rating the show has received in 18 years. The duo examines the progression of the Kane/Seth Rollins feud and how it’s managed to do the unthinkable and make Kane somewhat interesting again. The future of both the United States and Intercontinental Championships are discussed with several possible contenders emerging for both titles. Find out why the continuing “Divas Revolution” has Keila feeling somewhat nauseous this week. A WWE Wellness Policy violation results in a 30 day suspension for a very unlikely superstar. Two Hall of Fame Divas also made headlines this week for very different reasons. WWE’s super show at Madison Square Garden this weekend is also discussed with Brock Lesnar set to take The Big Show to Suplex City. Plus Chad & Keila also celebrate the return of one of their favorite gimmicks as they hope this means better things for this individual this time around. Our roving reporter, “Halfpint” joins the show to give listeners a review of all the sights and sounds surrounding an event he attended last weekend in east Tennessee for Pro Wrestling South featuring Matt Hardy, “Cowboy” James Storm, and the current TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Ethan Carter III. What did Halfpint think of this event? What would he improve? Could he even concentrate with his beloved Tennessee Volunteers blowing another late 4th quarter lead to Chad’s Florida Gators? Halfpint, ever the consummate pro, puts his disappointment aside and actually gets a quick word with EC3 concerning the future of TNA wrestling and his upcoming title defense at the Bound for Glory pay per view event this weekend. That’s two weeks…..two World Champions…..right here on The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: All Out of Bubblegum…..

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Episode 29 comes to you this week as a heartfelt tribute to the late great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Chad & Keila discuss Piper’s place in pro wrestling history and celebrate his legacy be reliving some of his most memorable moments and feuds. You will also hear plenty from the man himself as several clips are played throughout the show from some of his most infamous editions of Piper’s Pit as well as some of his best promos featuring several of Roddy’s most iconic quotes. Your co-hosting duo also touch on the week’s major news from the pro wrestling world but the main focus of this week’s show is honoring the memory of the greatest villain in pro wrestling history, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. We hope you enjoy our tribute to a man that has left an everlasting impact on professional wrestling and everyone that he ever met. For several generations of fans, there will forever be a hole in our hearts that can never be filled becuase there was only one “Hot Rod”! Let the bagpipes play as we are all out of bubblegum this week on this very special edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Full Metal Mayhem…..

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Episode 28 comes your way with tons of news and thoughts by Chad & Keila. The duo examine the controversial comments made by the legendary Hulk Hogan and the lasting effect those statements may have on his legacy. WWE RAW is also discussed at length including a series of first time matchups that anchored the most recent broadcast as well as another solid performance from John Cena, this time with a shattered nose upon his face. They also address some rumors swirling around including:the future of Sting in WWE, a potential character change for Adam Rose, and a possible new member joining the Wyatt Family. More talk about the future of TNA comes up as well as the fallout from the initial set of TV tapings from Global Force Wrestling. This week on “The PWA Hotseat”, Chad is joined by one half of the Southern Tag Team Champions, Hammerjack. The veteran brawler takes fans on a journey throughout his career from his early years growing up in a tough Baltimore neighborhood through his move to Nashville and entry into the sport of professional wrestling. He also talks at length about how his storming the ring as a fan from the crowd led to him getting noticed and thus launched his career. Not many can claim that their very first match was a no ropes barbed wire match, but Hammerjack can! His passion for the promotion side of pro wrestling is clearly evident as he discusses the successes and failures of Crossfire Wrestling, the rise of his new promotion Slam-Pro Wrestling, and the reasons why many promoters today fail. It’s a very interesting look into the man behind the mayhem. Don’t miss this episode of The PWA Show….YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Presidentially Speaking…..

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Episode 26 has arrived! Chad and Keila once again cover all the week’s major news stories from the world of professional wrestling including: the monumental debut of three NXT Divas onto the main WWE roster, the continued string of impressive matches from John Cena during the U.S. Open Challenge, more financial woes for TNA, Alberto El Patron’s odd behavior after no-showing a charity event, the upcoming G1 Climax tournament in Japan, and severe neck injuries to a couple big stars. They also give their analysis and predictions for the upcoming WWE Battleground Pay per View event. This week NWA President, Bruce Tharp, joins the show as the guest on “The PWA Hotseat”. He talks about growing up in the sport of professional wrestling as the son of one of the legendary Eddie Graham’s most trusted employees, learning under another legendary promoter in Paul Boesch, changes he has instituted since becoming the head of the NWA, what it will take to continue to drive the National Wrestling Alliance into the future, the importance of the NWA/New Japan Pro Wrestling relationship, what guys like “Ironman” Rob Conway and “Godzilla” Jax Dane have meant to the NWA brand, and the initial success of the new NWA Classics 24/7 video on demand service. He also has some very strong words for Japanese superstar, Shinsuke Nakamura. You definitely don’t want to miss what he has to say on this edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Red, White, and Blue Edition…

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Episode 25 comes to you on July 4th! As America celebrates her 239th birthday, Chad and Keila are back talking pro wrestling. The duo covers a variety of topics this week including another lackluster edition of WWE Monday Night RAW, the disappointment that has been WWE Tough Enough thus far, a WWE Hall of Famer looking to work with NXT talents, the revolving door of former World Champions leaving and returning to TNA, what a potential working relationship between TNA and GFW might mean, and much more! Chad also reads another listener e-mail and reveals a huge money making opportunity in the latest edition of “The PWA Mailbag”. Continuing with the patriotic theme this week, “The Patriot” Del Wilkes joins the show on “The PWA Hotseat. Del speaks very candidly and in great detail about his career in both football and pro wrestling as well as his life outside the ring. He talks about growing up as a huge fan of pro wrestling in South Carolina before becoming an All-American offensive lineman for the Gamecocks and blocking for Heisman Trophy winner, George Rogers. He discusses all the stops he made along the way in his wrestling career including Memphis, the AWA, GWF, WCW, the WWF, and several very successful stints in Japan working for Giant Baba’s All Japan Pro Wrestling. Del also talks about his battle with drugs and prescription painkillers and how that addiction landed him in prison. His story is one of redemption and the inspirational tale is the subject of a fantastic upcoming documentary that you can learn more about here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1244526869/del-the-patriot-wilkes-the-man-behind-the-mask. Don’t miss this awesome episode of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Babies, Bellas, & Brock’s Bogus Beatdown…..

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This week Chad and Keila return for Episode 24 after a week off with Chad adjusting to fatherhood and having a newborn daughter in his life. They have plenty to say about everything that’s making headlines in the pro wrestling world. The duo discuss the fallout from the recent WWE Money in the Bank PPV, highlights and lowlights from this past Monday’s RAW, rumors of two top WWE stars that are possibly leaving the company, a new ROH World Champion being crowned, Jeff Jarrett appearing on TNA Impact Wrestling and what that could mean for the future of Global Force Wrestling, as well as a few TNA talent departures. Keila also shares her weekly words of wisdom with some sage advice for the WWE’s Divas division while Chad takes a few moments to remember  the late great “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel to close out the show. This is a short, sweet, and fun filled edition of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!

The PWA Show: Making Headlines…..

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Episode 18 has arrived! Chad & Keila cover all the news from the professional wrestling universe including: thoughts from WWE RAW, a big Payback Pay-Per-View preview, huge Elimination Chamber news, more WWE injury news, TNA woes, ROH and NJPW commanding the eyes of the wrestling world this week, and the continued development of Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling. This week on “The PWA Hotseat” Chad is joined by “The Headliner” Chris Michaels. He takes listeners through his twenty plus year career from his beginnings in Franklin, KY to his days in OVW and TNA. Chris also talks about staying busy at this stage of his career and how much he enjoys working in Puerto Rico. You don’t want to miss this exclusive interview with one of the best professional wrestlers out there today. You’ll get all this and much more this week on The PWA show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!