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The PWA Show: WWE TLC Preview Special

TLC

Chad & Keila take a look at the history of the TLC PPV event and give their analysis and predictions for this year’s show.

 

The PWA Show: Old School Is Cool…..

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Chad & Keila come to you with this week with the final episode of their 30s focusing heavily on the current state of the WWE. The duo discuss the recent NXT special and the future stars working on that brand. They also cover in great detail this past week’s RAW. John Cena turns in another solid performance defending the United States Title in front of a Chicago crowd that’s more worried about chanting something snarky than actually enjoying the show. Chad approves of the way Braun Strownman has been presented thus far while Keila gets a little upset at the Chi-town crowd for their chants toward Bray Wyatt. The continued misuse of WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins, is a topic yet again this week as he suffered another non-title loss on Monday. WWE’s search for their next big Latino star is also examined. Are they only looking to appeal to the large Hispanic population in response to the lowest TV ratings in almost 20 years? The lackluster build to what should be an important PPV in Hell In A Cell also leaves them scratching their proverbial heads. WWE has loaded up the go home edition of RAW next week so all hope is not quite lost just yet. The PWA Mailbag returns as listener questions are answered. Topics include the debacle that has become the Lana/Rusev/Summer Rae/Dolph Ziggler storyline with Lana announcing via Instagram that her and Rusev are officially engaged. Talk then turns to proper use of social media with Chad praising Kevin Owens for his use of Twitter to further his on screen persona rather than joining his modern counterparts and dancing on the grave of kayfabe. Which legend doesn’t get enough credit as one of the all-time greats? Apparently royalty doesn’t ensure immortality in the world of professional wrestling. Old school territories are also covered as Chad fields a question concerning which regional promotions were the most financially successful back in the day. The 29 year anniversary of the near fatal car crash that ended the career of Magnum TA is also discussed as it relates to a great article found at thepwashow.com this week. It’s a little bit of something old with a helping of something new this week on Episode 39 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 Mental Ward: Straying From the Script…..

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I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome back to, “The Mental Ward.”

The Mental Ward: Hey! You Kids Get Off My Lawn!

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I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome back to, “The Mental Ward.”

The PWA Show: Barely Legal…..

21ST BDAY

The celebration continues this week as Chad & Keila turn 21 together! This episode has it all! Find out what wrestling angle has Keila overcome with uncontrollable laughter. The duo also discuss last Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber, this past Monday’s RAW, the latest edition of the “Stone Cold Podcast” with guest Paul Heyman, a few notes from WWE Smackdown, the incredible momentum ROH has built, the continuing struggles of TNA, and news pertaining to upcoming GFW shows. “The Gimmick Table” segment returns this week with special guest, Chris DePetrillo, the Chief Marketing Officer of Figures Toy Company, as he discusses the upcoming action figure lines his company is producing for ROH, indy wrestling stars, and legends of wrestling. Collectors will love what he has to say! Former WWE developmental talent and Memphis native, Dustin Starr, joins the show to occupy “The PWA Hotseat” this week. Dustin discusses his love of Memphis wrestling growing up, breaking into pro wrestling, working in Florida Championship Wrestling before it became NXT, being a 2-Time NPC Men’s Physique Champion in his home state, ruling the ring as “The Power Couple” with his beautiful fiancee Maria Garay, his upcoming appearances for Global Force Wrestling, and his involvement in the movement to save the historic Mid-South Coliseum and perhaps construct a Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame within that venue. This interview is a great look at one of the top independent wrestling talents in the sport today! To close show, the late great Tommy Rogers of The Fantastics is discussed and Chad talks about a couple of fundraising efforts underway to help his family with funeral expenses. We hope everyone enjoys Episode 21 of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority.

The Mental Ward: Toying With My Emotions…..

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I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome back to, “The Mental Ward.”

Glam Slam: NXT (4-29-15) & WWE Smackdown (4-30-15)

NXT

Hi guys! Welcome to this week’s edition of The Glam Slam! Let’s check out all the action from NXT and WWE Smackdown from last week!

NXT (4/29/15)

Kevin Owens comes down and gets a handful of boos. Out comes William Regal, who tells Kevin he doesn’t get to use NXT as a platform to further his own agenda. Owens says he didn’t call out Mr. Regal so he doesn’t really care what he has to say. Eventually Sami Zayn comes out, but Regal stops him and says tonight won’t turn into a circus like last week. He says this is the easiest decision he’s ever had to make, and books Kevin Owens –vs- Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship at NXT Takeover on May 20th. Owens has a problem with it being a title match. Zayn gets on the mic and says everything Kevin has done throughout his career, and anything he ever will do has an asterisk next to it with the name “Sami Zayn” on it.

Glam Slam: NXT (4-22-15) & WWE Smackdown (4-23-15)

NXT

Hi guys! Welcome to this week’s edition of The Glam Slam! Time to once again cover all the action from NXT and WWE Smackdown. Let’s get to it!

NXT (4/22/15)

Finn Balor defeated Tye Dillinger. Balor winning this match didn’t do anything for Balor. It didn’t progress a storyline or prove a point. Dillinger, to put it bluntly, is a jobber. The crowd at one point was chanting “still a jobber”. It’s sad but at this point in his career it’s the brutal truth. This was just an excuse to get one of NXT’s most popular stars on the show.

Kashin In: The Brock Lesnar Destroys Everything In His Path Before Going on Spring Vacation Edition (3-30-2015)

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Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Last night’s WrestleMania lived up to its namesake as WWE delivered a strong show from start to finish. The marquee matches lived up to and exceeded expectations in some cases.

Sting losing to Triple H thanks to the help of Hunter’s Merry Henchmen was a bit of downer, but the sight of seeing so many legends that pretty much defined that Monday Night War was cool. Daniel Bryan and John Cena won the Intercontinental and U.S. Championships respectively. With two high profile superstars holding the secondary titles, it has to add some much needed prestige to the belts. Right? Right?!?