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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 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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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 190: NXT Call-ups to WWE, Balls Mahoney Passes, & More

This week on W2M, we have a special topic on the impact of new guys from NXT will have on the main roster and how far we think each of them can go now

that they are in the big leagues.

Of course, we start things by discussing the wrestling news in “Quick Hits,” where we talk about the sad passing of Balls Mahoney, more on the situation between Ricochet, Lucha Underground, and him potentially going to WWE, King Cuerno wanting to go to WWE, TNA losing their immediate replay of Impact Wrestling and more.

We move on to answer our questions about WWE RAW and after that, is where we have our special topic about the NXT Call-ups to WWE. Then we look this week's NXT as well.

Finally, we talk about two episodes of Lucha Underground, we discuss Impact on POP TV, we go on to ROH TV and end on our W2M Power Rankings (yes, we are actually ranking them this year.) We also have our Match and Wrestler of the Month for March 2016 on this episode too.

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(10:15-47:50) Wrestling News: The passing of Balls Mahoney, more on Ricochet possibly going to WWE, TNA losing their replay, Total Bellas, WWE Network demographics and more.

(47:50-1:38:22) WWE RAW

(1:38:22-1:45:43) Special Topic: How the NXT Call-ups to WWE will fair, how far can they go on the main roster? Who's going to be lost in the shuffle?

(1:45:43-2:06:45) WWE NXT
(2:06:45-2:23:10) Lucha Underground
(2:23:10-2:36:10) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:36:10-2:44:00) Ring of Honor
(2:44:00-End) Superstar of the Week, plus Match and Wrestler of the Month for March 2016.

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 184: Shane McMahon Returns, Kota Ibushi Freelance, ROH 14th Anniversary & More

This week on W2M, we headline with a big discussion on Shane McMahon returning and everything that has sprouted out of his appearance. Could WWE be headed for another brand split? Will Shane McMahon actually wrestle at Wrestlemania 32? Will the Undertaker be his opponent? Or could it be someone else? Is Shane back for good? So much to tap into with this and a whole lot more. We will try to break it down from all angles, as much as we can anyway.

Of course, we start things by discussing the

wrestling news in “Quick Hits,” here we talk about the New Japan’s President resigning, Kota Ibushi going freelance and what this means for New Japan and could he be involved in the Global Cruiserweight Series, the New Japan Cup brackets are out and we go over that too. We also discuss Godfather in the WWE Hall of Fame, Shinsuke Nakamura officially signing with WWE, Tyson Kidd possibly having to retire, and more.

We move on to answer our questions about WWE RAW, this is also where we talk all things Shane McMahon and what it means for WWE, what about Roman Reigns, how do we feel about fake blood and more. After that, we go into talking about NXT.

We briefly discuss the Honor Rising shows, then go into this week’s ROH and then we preview the ROH 14th Anniversary show that happens on Friday night. We will be doing a W2M Extra for it on Sunday night.

Finally, we talk about Lucha Underground, we discuss Impact on POP TV, and end on our W2M Power Rankings (yes, we are actually ranking them this year.)

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(7:05-43:20) Wrestling News: Kota Ibushi Freelance, NJPW President resigns, Godfather in WWE HOF, New Japan Cup Predictions, Tyson Kidd, & More.

(43:20-1:52:55) WWE RAW: Shane McMahon Talk, Roman Reigns, Fake Blood, Wrestlemania 32 main event, & More.
(1:52:55-2:02:10) WWE NXT

(2:02:10-2:34:50) Honor Rising Talk, ROH TV, (We get a call-in here during the middle of ROH TV Talk that takes to a lot of different topics as well)

(2:34:50-2:52:20) ROH 14th Anniversary Preview
(2:52:20-3:19:45) Lucha Underground & random talk with call-ins
(3:19:45-3:31:00) TNA Impact Wrestling
(3:31:00-End) Superstar of the Week

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 183: WWE Fast Lane 2016 Preview, Global Cruiserweight Tournament, Honor Rising 2/19 & More

This week on W2M, we headline with a WWE Fast Lane 2016 Preview, Sean gives his thoughts on the first ROH/NJPW Honor Rising show, we discuss the Global Cruiserweight Tournament, how Youtube could be affecting RAW ratings, and more.

Of course, we start things by discussing the wrestling news in “Quick Hits,” here we talk about the Global Cruiserweight Tournament, AAA’s English show, Lucha Underground losing money, Undertaker’s opponent for Wrestlemania, two Divas matches at WM 32, John Cena

coming back for WM 32 and more.

We move on to answer our questions about the go-home edition of WWE RAW, then we get into our WWE Fast Lane 2016 Preview and predictions, next is a look at how Youtube could be making RAW ratings irrelevant, and what it says about how people are viewing the show.

After that, we go into NXT and Sean gives his thoughts on the 2/19 ROH/NJPW Honor Rising Show.

Finally, we talk about Lucha Underground, we discuss Impact on POP TV, and end on our W2M Power Rankings (yes, we are actually ranking them this year.)

We will be back late Sunday night with a W2M Special reviewing WWE Fast Lane 2016 and discussing the two ROH/NJPW Honor Rising shows.

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(8:15-49:40) Wrestling News: Global Cruiserweight Tournament, Undertaker Opponent, Brie Bella retiring, AAA English show, Lucha Underground news, & more.
(49:40-1:21:15) WWE RAW
(1:21:15-1:38:00) WWE Fast Lane Predictions
(1:38:00-1:52:15) How Youtube, Hulu, and other media is making RAW TV ratings irrelevant
(1:52:15-2:03:15) WWE NXT
(2:03:15-2:11:10) Sean's thoughts on the 2/19 ROH/NJPW Honor Rising Show
(2:11:10-2:20:40) Lucha Underground
(2:20:40-2:38:45) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:38:45-End) Superstar of the Week

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 180: WWE Royal Rumble Fallout, Lucha Underground Returns,& AJ Styles Week

his week on W2M, Lucha Underground returns to television and we got it covered, we discuss the week that AJ Styles has had in WWE, Shinsuke Nakamura has been confirmed to be coming to NXT Takeover Dallas and we go over the rest the card for that, we also discuss who could show up from NXT on the RAW after Wrestlemania 32.

Speaking of Nakamura, we also preview the NJPW Road to New Beginning 1/30, which is his final appearance for New Japan before he heads to WWE. That’s not all though, we

have a bunch more stuff on the show.

Of course, we start things by discussing the wrestling news in “Quick Hits,” we discuss the NXT Takeover stuff here, Gallows and Anderson possibly coming to the main roster directly, Ultima Lucha being four hours, Sheamus being injured, Sinclair buying the Tennis Channel and what that could mean for Ring of Honor, ReDragon and Jay Lethal re-signing with ROH, Jeff Hardy re-signing with TNA and more.

We move on to answer our questions about WWE RAW and then move onto this week’s NXT.

We are so happy that Lucha Underground is back and we have the first review of Season 2 right here.

This is where we preview the 1/30 NJPW New Beginning Show and Sean gives some information on some former stars that could return to New Japan soon.

Then we finish out with a look at this week’s ROH TV, we discuss Impact on POP TV, and our W2M Power Rankings (yes, we are actually ranking them this year.)

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(7:50-44:20) Wrestling News
(44:20-1:20:45) WWE RAW
(1:20:45-1:35:27) WWE NXT
(1:47:50-2:01:20) Lucha Underground
(2:01:20-2:14:05) NJPW 1/30 Road To New Beginning
(2:14:05-2:22:25) Ring of Honor
(2:22:25-2:45:00) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:45:00-End) Superstar of the Week

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Running Wild Podcast-Kalisto’s big week-(1/16/16)

Running Wild Podcast's Rich and Runz breakdown Monday Night RAW, Kalisto's big week and where the Bullet Club will end up. They also discuss ROH's new angles going into 2016 and SPOILERS for both ROH and TNA. All that and more on a brand new Running Wild Podcast episode! 


Follow us on Twitter @RunningWildLWOS


Send your emails to: RunningWildPodcast@gmail.com


Read wrestling articles over at Last Word on Sports:

http://lastwordonsports.com/category/lwosxtra/pro-wrestling/

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Running Wild Podcast: Wrestling News That Shook The World (1/9/16)

Running Wild Podcast's longest episode ever! Big news this week as Rich and Runz debut on Last Word on Sports Radio and the Wrestling 2 the Max team. The Guys discuss Cena's injury and the implications thereof, Wrestle Kingdom 10 results,Roman's Royal Rumble title defense and field listener trivia. A must listen to episode for sure. All that and more on a brand new Running Wild Podcast episode! 


Follow us on Twitter @RunningWildLWOS


Send your emails to: RunningWildPodcast@gmail.com


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http://lastwordonsports.com/category/lwosxtra/pro-wrestling/

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 177: John Cena injured, NJPW New Year Dash Review, & AJ Styles to WWE

This week on W2M, we headline with a discussion on the HUGE John Cena injury and what does WWE do now for Wrestlemania 32? could WWE bring back Daniel Bryan? And what does it mean for all of this possible influx of talent from New Japan like AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura? (12:35-57:43)

Speaking of NJPW, we do a NJPW New Year’s Dash Review, discuss what the results mean for their future, could it be the end of the Bullet Club as we know it? What’s the outlook heading towards New Beginning?

We talk about all of that and more.

We move on to answer questions about WWE RAW (57:43-1:29:18), we discuss a few NXT news bits and then go over the NXT Awards and who we think should win each one (1:29:18-1:50:15)

After that, Sean gives his thoughts on NJPW's New Year’s Dash (1:50:15-2:06:55)and what some of the results may indicate for NJPW.

Then we do a special first ever book review as we discuss Chris Charlton’s (of Japanese Audio Wrestling) Lion’s Pride: The Turbulent History of New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2:06:55-2:17:45,) which you can pick up through Amazon for $9.99 on Kindle or wherever else you find books.

Then we finish out with a look at this week’s ROH TV(2:17:45-2:25:15,) the debut episode of Impact on POP TV (2:25:15-2:47:15,) and our W2M Power Rankings (yes, we are actually ranking them this year.) (2:47:15-End)

Our Question of the Week: Who steps up for WWE in the absence of John Cena? (Only choose one person)

(you can respond to the Question of the Week on the W2M Facebook Group, the W2M Twitter by tweeting @wrestling2max, sending an email: wrestling2themax@gmail.com, or even leaving a voicemail at (972)-591-8620

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Extra # 23: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10 Review, AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura to WWE

Well, it is the beginning of January so not only is it another year on the planet, it means that New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom show has taken place. This year NJPW's biggest show of the year, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10 from the Tokyo Dome featured two heavily publicized matches and a meaty undercard as well.

Did the show stack up to the lofty expectations set by last year's wonderful WK 9? Did Kazuchika Okada usher in the new era of NJPW? Or did Hiroshi Tanahashi

cement himself as the ace yet again? was the Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles dream match really epic? What about the NEVER Title match and the rest of the card?

Well, we break it down match by match, discuss the decisions, the match quality, what it means for the rest of the year of NJPW, in our NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10 Review (3:00-1:22:00.)

At the end of the review, we give our final ratings and also discuss the HUGE news (1:22:00-End) that broke today about Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Doc Gallows, and Karl Anderson all giving notice to NJPW and possibly heading for WWE. What will this do to New Japan? What does it bring to NXT and WWE? Who are the next in line to step up and be the leaders for NJPW? We try to answer all that and more.

Whether this is your first time listening or you listen every week, it would help us greatly if you visited this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2DKX36Y and took a survey we made about the podcast.

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