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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 169: NXT Overrated? NJPW Power Struggle 2015 Review & 2015 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

This week on W2M, we are joined by longtime wrestling fan (since 1984) Tom Reese for a majority of the show. On this episode, we discuss some of the inductees into the 2015 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame. Who got in? Who was left out for another year? And should current wrestlers like Shinsuke Nakamura and Brock Lesnar be able to get into the HOF? We also have a NJPW Power Struggle 2015 Review and a look ahead to the NJPW World Tag League that is a mere few weeks away, along with all the stuff

we usually cover.

We did have a call-in pretty much at the beginning of the show and with him we discussed the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament and some things we like on the WWE Network. We apologize, but that portion took up the first 20 minutes of the show (2:00-20:35 to be exact.)

There was news that happened and that will be covered in Quick Hits (20:35-42:55,) with us discussing if a former wrestler is right or wrong about NXT being overrated, Is NXT overrated? find out what we think right here. There's also Michael Elgin resigning with ROH, WWE being interested in The Kingdom, Taryn Terrell continuing to say things about Christianity and wrestling, and much more.

Then we get into our questions about this week’s WWE RAW (42:55- 1:19:40) and also get into this week’s NXT (1:19:40- 1:31:45) as well.

After that, we take a look at this week’s ROH TV (1:31:45- 1:41:00) and we also do our NJPW Power Struggle 2015 Review (1:41:00-2:08:55,) where we give our thoughts on all the matches, including a fantastic match between Tomohiro Ishii and Tomoaki Honma for the NEVER Openweight Title.

After that, we give our thoughts on who was inducted into the 2015 Wrestling Observer HOF (2:08:55- 2:19:00) and if some other guys on the ballot should have been in there instead.

We finish things out with a look ahead to the NJPW World Tag League (2:19:00-2:23:30) and our thoughts on this week's TNA Impact Wrestling (2:23:30-2:30:40) and the continuing World Title Series.

Then we end it with our W2M Power Rankings (2:30:40-End) and our Superstar of the Month and Match of the Month for October.

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 168: Seth Rolling Injured, Survivor Series Tournament, NJPW Power Struggle 2015 Preview

This week on W2M, huge news came out yesterday afternoon that Seth Rollins was injured at a live event in Ireland and has torn his ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus in his right knee leaving him unable to perform for 6-9 months and leaving WWE without an active WWE World Heavyweight Champion. We discuss how this affects WWE and we also discuss the eminent tournament during our special topic this week as well.

There was this, and other news that happened and that will be covered in Quick Hits

(8:00-53:00, there's also a section here from 44:28-47:28 where we lose the live feed and have other technical difficulties), with Sting possibly being one of the members in a Wyatts vs. Undertaker team match at Survivor Series, Kota Ibushi’s back injury that will keep him out for a “long time.” There’s also a wrestling soap opera being produced by FOX, Nikki Bella topping the PWI Top 50 Women’s Wrestlers and a whole lot more.

Then we get into our questions about this week’s WWE RAW (53:00-1 hour and 36 mins) and what could have led to the “record low” rating and also get into this week’s NXT (1 hour and 36 mins-1 hour and 51 mins) as well.

This is where we do our special topic on what WWE could do with the Survivor Series World Heavyweight Championship tournament. (1 hour and 51 mins to 2 hours and 3 mins)

After that, we do a NJPW Power Struggle 2015 preview (2 hours and 3 mins to 2 hours and 17 mins,) where we give our thoughts and predictions on each of the matches.

We finish things out with our reviews of this week’s ROH TV (2 hours and 17 mins to 2 hours and 24 mins,) TNA Impact Wrestling (2 hours and 24 mins to 2 hours and 29 mins) and the continuing World Title Series, and of course the W2M Power Rankings as well (2 hours and 29 mins to the END.)

We will be back with a W2M Extra early on Monday morning reviewing the New Japan Power Struggle 2015 show, which is also the final big event before the December World Tag League and then Wrestle Kingdom 10 will be on the horizon.

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