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Wrestling 2 the MAX EP 205 Pt 2: Dragon Gate Kobe World 2016 Review, WWE Brand Split Week 1, More

Sorry for the delay, a technical issue with Sean's PC and his internet prevented us from getting this out until today. But our streak of not missing a show continues.

On this W2M episode, we discuss Dragon Gate for the first time ever on the podcast. This is a promotion Sean and Paul have enjoyed for quite a while and we are very excited to be able to give listeners a full Dragon Gate Kobe World 2016 Review. Don’t know if this will be a regular thing, but at least we can cover their

biggest show of the year right here.

However, we start the show with Gary discussing some thoughts on the first Smackdown Live of the “New Era.”

Then we get into the usual with the Wrestling News in “Quick Hits.” WWE released their most recent quarterly business numbers. WWE also confirmed they won’t be suspending Brock Lesnar. Lucha Underground announced they are returning on September 7 with Season 3. Alberto Del Rio possibly leaving WWE soon. Prince Puma appearing at AAA’s Triplemania, and more.

Next, we discuss WWE NXT and the WWE Cruiserweight Classic.

After that, is where we get into the Dragon Gate Kobe World 2016 Review.

Then we cover TNA Impact Wrestling.

Finally, we give out our W2M Power Rankings to end the show.

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(7:30-17:00) Gary discusses his thoughts on Smackdown Live with Sean and Paul

(17:00-53:55) Wrestling News: Latest WWE Network numbers, Lucha Underground returns on September 7, Brock Lesnar not getting suspended, Prince Puma on Triplemania, and a lot more.

(53:55-1:08:35) WWE NXT
(1:08:35-1:22:50) WWE Cruiserweight Classic

(1:22:50-1:50:35) Dragon Gate Kobe World 2016 Review

(1:50:35-2:13:30) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:13:30-End) W2M Power Rankings

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 203 Pt 2: NJPW G1 Climax 26 Preview, CWC Week 1, Ultima Lucha Dos Week 2, More

On this episode of W2M, Tom Reese joins the show to help cover one of the biggest events of the entire wrestling year. Of course, that’s the New Japan Pro-Wrestling G1 Climax tournament. We discuss what the odds are for each wrestler involved, points they may garner, and who has the best chance to win it all. This NJPW G1 Climax 26 Preview is going to be as all-encompassing as we can make it.

We start things though with Wrestling News in “Quick Hits.” We discuss John Cena’s performance at

the ESPY’S and how long he really has left in WWE. Moose signs a two year deal, AJ Lee’s autobiography has a name, Caristico is injured again, and more.

We get into our NJPW G1 Climax 26 Preview

Then, we discuss the big Shinsuke Nakamura and Finn Balor match from NXT. After that we touch on the first week of the Cruiserweight Classic. After that, the second week of Ultima Lucha Dos as well.

Finally, we talk about the final Tuesday night episode of TNA Impact Wrestling. Then, we do the W2M Power Rankings to end the show.

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(10:00-42:15) Wrestling News: John Cena at the ESPY'S and how he could be doing more outside of WWE. Moose signs a two year deal with TNA. AJ Lee's book has a name. The WWE Draft Center and more.

(42:15-1:31:00) NJPW G1 Climax 26 Preview

(1:31:00 1:44:55) WWE NXT
(1:44:55-2:05:10) Cruiserweight Classic
(2:05:10-2:17:45) LU Ultima Lucha Dos
(2:17:45-2:36:40) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:36:40-End) W2M Power Rankings

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 201 Pt 2: Ricochet going to WWE, NJPW G1 Climax 26 Match Card Breakdowns, PWG BOLA

On this episode of W2M, we discuss some hiring decisions WWE could be making soon. Big reports coming out this week that Ricochet going to WWE is a very big possibility. We also talk about what could have caused Moose to fall out of favor with the company. As the WWE Draft and the brand extension get closer, more moves could be coming and we try to keep you up to date with the latest.

On our Tuesday show, we discussed the NJPW G1 Climax 26 Blocks being announced, but now the full G1 match

cards have been released as well. We go through and pick out some of the matches we are most excited about, and what G1 nights that will shine after the tournament ends.

We have even more with the wrestling news in “Quick Hits.” WWE could be looking at Mascara Dorada, the first 16 entrants in the 2016 PWG Battle of Los Angeles, Stardom World website starts up, Michael Elgin winning a tournament, WWE wanting separate everything on the brand split and more.

Next, we discuss the things happening in NXT, including the return of Hideo Itami at a live event. Then, we get into the final Lucha Underground show before Ultima Lucha Dos.

After that, it is all about TNA Impact Wrestling. Finally, we get into our W2M Power Rankings, plus we have our Match and Wrestler of the Month for June 2016 too.

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(10:00-57:20) Wrestling News: Ricochet going to WWE, Stardom World starts up, first 16 announced for BOLA, WWE holding off on Moose, WWE interested in Mascara Dorada and more.

(57:20-1:17:45) WWE NXT
(1:17:45-1:29:19) Lucha Underground

(1:29:19-1:47:50) NJPW G1 Climax 26 Full Match Card Breakdown

(1:47:50-2:03:20) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:03:20-End) Superstar of the Week and Wrestler and Match of the Month for June 2016

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 201 Pt 1: ROH Best in the World 2016 Review, RAW, NJPW G1 Climax 26 Blocks

On this episode of W2M, we put a focus on Ring of Honor, not only with their TV, but we also look at their big pay-per-view they had on Friday. We are of course talking about doing a ROH Best in the World 2016 Review.

We rundown what stood out about the show, what was just there, and discuss what it means for ROH going forward.

There’s the latest WWE RAW to talk about. Not to mention, New Japan Pro-Wrestling had their Kizuna Road Show. NJPW also announced the G1 Climax 26 Blocks and

participants as well.

We start things with a discussion about WWE RAW.

Next, the Wrestling news is brought up in “Quick Hits,” where we discuss quite a few changing plans for the WWE brand extension. This is where we give our thoughts on the NJPW G1 Climax 26 Blocks announcement too, as we give some “way too early” predictions to boot.

After that, we run through some ROH TV and then get into our ROH Best in the World 2016 Review to close out the podcast.

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(8:10-53:50) WWE RAW
(53:50-1:18:40) Wrestling News: More WWE Brand Split news, Brock Lesnar being on the Cover of WWE 2K17, Kurt Angle's saga continues, Cody Rhodes in BOLA.

(1:18:40-1:38:15) NJPW G1 Climax 26 Blocks and Kizuna Road 2016 Discussion

(1:38:15-End) ROH TV & ROH Best in the World 2016 Review

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 199 Pt 2: WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Preview, NJPW Dominion 2016 Preview, More

On this W2M episode, there are two big shows happening on Sunday, (which is also Father’s Day,) and we do predictions for both. Of course, I’m talking about a WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Preview and a NJPW Dominion 2016 Preview.

We start things with Wrestling News in “Quick Hits” talking the big deal signed by WWE for RAW, Smackdown, and PPV’s to air in China, along with their first ever talent signing from China. The possibility of WWE Network going up in price, Big Damo and Noam Dar signing

with NXT, more on what’s going on with TNA and their crisis with money and more.

We do our WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Preview, then discuss NXT and Lucha Underground.

Next, is our NJPW Dominion 2016 Preview and we end things with TNA Impact Wrestling and our W2M Power Rankings.

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(7:00-46:20) Wrestling News: the WWE in China news, a possible price rise for the WWE Network, Big Damo and Noam Dar signing with WWE, TNA crisis, Eita in Super J Cup and more.

(46:20-1:10:10) WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Preview
(1:10:10-1:27:37) WWE NXT
(1:27:37-1:35:40) Lucha Underground

(1:35:40-1:51:00) NJPW Dominion 2016 Preview

(1:51:00-2:08:10) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:08:10-End) Superstar of the Week

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Wrestling 2 the MAX EXTRA: NJPW BOSJ XXIII Finals Review

On this W2M EXTRA, Tom Reese joins Sean and Paul to discuss the NJPW BOSJ XXIII Final show, go through the matches on the card, as well as the guys look back at the tournament as a whole, who impressed, who’s profile was raised by their work, and of course have their Top 5 Performers of the tournament too.

Then we finish things out by looking ahead to NJPW’s big Dominion show and what we are looking forward to the most out of the show.

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 197 Pt 2: The NXT Malaise, ROH & CMLL, NJPW BOSJ

On this episode of W2M, we discuss a malaise that may be happening with NXT. Have their shows grown to the point where they don’t really matter? Is it all just a build to the Takeover specials? Should they focus more on stories for more of the undercard? Will NXT be hit big by the upcoming brand split? We discuss these things and more.

We start with “Quick Hits” talking where the AJ vs. John Cena feud is headed, Cody Rhodes wrestling Mike Bennett and Kurt Angle, ROH wanting to work with CMLL,

Goldberg’s future in wrestling, Miami trying to get Wrestlemania again, the correlation between being an ironman and becoming injured, Pro Wrestling NOAH crowns new champions and more.

The guys talk NXT and discuss if there is a NXT malaise happening with the shows in our big topic.

After that, there’s Lucha Underground and TNA Impact Wrestling

Finally, we get into nights 9 & 10 of NJPW BOSJ and then we end it with the W2M Power Rankings, Superstar of the Month and Match of the Month for May 2016.

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(9:30-53:08) Wrestling News: Cena and AJ could be for the second "World Title," Cody Rhodes making his list happen, Goldberg's future in wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH's new champions, Miami trying to get Wrestlemania again, and more.

(53:08-1:12:45) WWE NXT
(1:12:45-1:22:40) NXT show malaise and how NXT could be affected by the brand split

(1:22:40-1:34:49) Lucha Underground
(1:34:49-1:58:35) TNA Impact Wrestling
(1:58:35-2:05:42) NJPW BOSJ Nights 9 & 10
(2:05:42-End) W2M Power Rankings, Superstar of the Month and Match of the Month for May 2016.

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 196 Pt 1: WWE RAW after Extreme Rules, Cody Rhodes Released, & NJPW BOSJ Nights 2 & 3

On this episode of W2M, we discuss the RAW after Extreme Rules, the releases of Adam Rose and Cody Rhodes, the “Shane Tell-All” Podcast, the POP TV executive interview concerning TNA, and we also have our thoughts on what went down during Night Two and Three of NJPW’s Best of the Super Juniors XXIII Tournament as well.

We start out talking about all things WWE RAW, but we do it a little bit differently than we have since we started the two show format.

Then we move on to the wrestling news

in “Quick Hits,” where we discuss the releases of Cody Rhodes and Adam Rose, the POP TV executive interview, Sasha Banks having a concussion, and we have our thoughts on the Shane McMahon Tell-All Podcast.

Finally, we end things by looking at night two and three of the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors XXIII tournament.

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(5:50-51:45) WWE RAW in the new format

(51:45-1:09:25) Shane "Tell-All" Discussion

(1:09:25-1:40:50) Wrestling News: Cody Rhodes & Adam Rose Released, Ryback trolling, POP TV President positive on TNA, Sasha Banks injury and more.

(1:40:50-End) NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Night 2 & 3 Thoughts

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 195 Pt 2: WWE Extreme Rules 2016 Preview & NJPW Best of the Super Juniors XXIII Preview

On this episode of W2M, we have a full show packed with stuff to talk about. Two huge events occur this weekend, with WWE having their second PPV in the month of May fashioned after going hardcore. So, we do a WWE Extreme Rules 2016 Preview and give our predictions on that show. There’s also a thing called the Best of the Super Juniors XXIII Tournament that starts up on Saturday morning and ends on June 7. We give our predictions on who will win each block, exact points for every wrestler

involved, and ideas on who has the best chance to win it all. Paul also has his thoughts on Lions Gate Project2 show as well. Not to mention, all the wrestling news that’s come out in the last few days and more.

We start as always, with the wrestling news in “Quick Hits” discussing Vince selling a boat load amount of WWE stock, NXT Takeover: Revenge matches, more news on TNA and their current situation with TV, the release of Alex Reyes, some news coming out of Japan, and more.

Sean gives his short recap of WWE SmackDown and then we get into the WWE Extreme Rules 2016 Preview, then we finish up WWE talk with NXT.

We discuss what’s going on with Lucha Underground

After that, we go into a double dose of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, as Paul has his thoughts on the Lions Gate Project2 show and then we go into our big Best of the Super Juniors XXIII Preview.

We finish things out with TNA Impact Wrestling and of course our W2M Power Rankings.

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(7:00-44:50) Wrestling News: Vince McMahon sells a lot of stock, TNA and POP TV situation, Alex Reyes released, NXT Takeover: Revenge, a possible storyline between Del Rio, Paige, and Charlotte, and more.

(44:50-55:40) WWE SmackDown

(55:40-1:17:05) WWE Extreme Rules 2016 Preview

(1:17:05-1:37:30) WWE NXT
(1:37:30-1:46:27) Lucha Underground

(1:46:27-1:50:25) Lions Gate Project2 Thoughts
(1:50:25-02:02:30) NJPW Best of the Super Juniors XXIII Preview

(02:02:30-02:20:00) TNA Impact Wrestling
(02:20:00-End) Superstar of the Week

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 193 Pt 2: ROH & NJPW Global Wars Preview, Ryback’s WWE Payscale Problems & More

On this episode of W2M, we breakdown and cover everything that happened on this year’s version of New Japan’s wrestling vacation in our NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2016 Review.

We also discuss two hot button issues with RyBack’s Tumblr post about WWE’s pay scale and how it should be changed to a more equal system. Should WWE change their system to something more modern? Or is the old way with incentives the way to go? Will RyBack re-sign with WWE in the end?

There’s also the Cameron instagram

post about celebrities and cyber bullying. Does Cameron have a point here? Or does her being a public figure cause her to be excluded from this? Does she deserve all the hate she gets? We discuss all of this plus even more news.

Ring of Honor also has a big PPV with New Japan called Global Wars happening on Sunday and we have a Preview of that as well.

We of course begin things with Quick Hits, where we discuss the Ryback news, Cameron’s post, Octagon Jr. quitting AAA, AAA returning to US PPV, Shane McMahon’s Tell-All Podcast, a possible Global Women’s Tournament and more.

Sean gives a short recap of SmackDown and then we mosey along to NXT as well, then ee discuss Lucha Underground too.

After that, we preview ROH and NJPW’s Global Wars show

Next, is our review of Wrestling Dontaku 2016

We finish things out with TNA Impact Wrestling, the W2M Power Rankings for this week, and Superstar and Match of the Month for April 2016 as well.

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(9:10-1:00:25) Wrestling News: RyBack's Tumblr Post and what he says about the WWE Payscale, Cameron's post about Cyber Bullying, Flamita (Octagon Jr.) leaving AAA, a Global Women's Tournament and more.

(1:00:25-1:09:20) WWE SmackDown
(1:09:20-1:22:31) WWE NXT
(1:22:31-1:33:40) Lucha Underground

(1:33:40-1:48:14) ROH & NJPW Global Wars PPV Preview

(1:48:14-2:25:20) NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2016 Review

(2:25:20-2:40:45) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:40:45-End) W2M Power Rankings, Wrestler and Match of the Month for April 2016

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