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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 198 Pt 2: NXT Takeover: The End Review & TNA Slammiversary 2016 Preview

On this W2M episode, we headline with our NXT Takeover: The End Review, what did we like? What do we think about the results? What matches stood out? What’s next for NXT after this? Is it any clearer who could be called up for the ensuing brand extension? We also have our final rating for the show here as well. There’s also been a lot of talk about the Full Sail University crowd and that they are detrimental to the shows? Do we agree or disagree with that assessment? We try to answer all of

these questions in our review.

Then we get into the Wrestling News with “Quick HIts” talking about Triple H’s comments from the NXT Conference Call and our thoughts on the Breaking Ground Reloaded show. We also discuss Tommy End, Moose, and Roderick Strong possibly going to WWE, the CMLL Grand Prix participants, Triple H meeting with Bruce Tharpe, and even a lady that went a little crazy at an indie event and more.

We get into Lucha Underground and finally, we talk about the go-home Impact Wrestling episode that leads into our TNA Slammiversary Preview, which include our predictions on the show. Then we end things with our W2M Power Rankings as well.

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(7:50-1:09:05) NXT Takeover: The End Review, Breaking Ground Reloaded, and NXT Conference Call news

(1:09:05-1:25:00) Wrestling News: Moose, Roderick Strong, and Tommy End possibly headed to WWE, HHH meeting Bruce Tharpe, CMLL Grand Prix participants named, Booker T talks brand extension and more.

(1:25:00-1:35:25) Lucha Underground

(1:35:25-2:00:45) Go-Home Impact Wrestling leading into our TNA Slammiversary 2016 Preview

(2:00:45-The End) W2M Power Rankings

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 198 Pt 1: Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, WWE RAW, AAA Lucha Libre World Cup, Muhammad Ali, & More

On this episode of W2M, we have a pretty packed show. We discuss what the impact is of Brock returning to UFC on WWE. Could this set a precedent where UFC and WWE work together? Could WWE receive something in return from UFC, aside from just promotion for Summerslam? We also discuss how the result of the Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt fight could effect WWE as well.

There’s also some fallout from that, (which has seemingly been rectified right before going on-air) concerning Journalism ethics

and how UFC is being more WWE, and less sport when it comes to handling the media. Who was right in this situation? Could WWE themselves learn something from this? Or should they continue to do what they do?

Sadly we also have to talk about bad news, as boxing legend and a man that had a great effect on pro-wrestling as a whole in Muhammad Ali passed away over the weekend. We discuss what he meant to wrestling and the world in general, also Kimbo Slice, who almost started in wrestling, passed away on Monday night due to a heart failure.

There’s also WWE RAW to talk about, we do a preview and predictions for NXT Takeover: The End, Sean discusses the two AAA Lucha Libre World Cup shows, plus ROH returns to action and we have the last part of the NJPW BOSJ tournament as well.

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(7:58-56:00) WWE RAW

(56:00-1:33:30) Wrestling News: Brock to UFC for UFC 200, how it affects WWE, and the aftermath. Muhammad Ali and what he did for wrestling, Cody Rhodes in BOLA

(1:33:30-1:43:30) NXT Takeover: The End Preview

(1:43:30-1:51:08) Ring of Honor
(1:51:08-2:02:20)AAA Lucha Libre Victoria World Cup
(2:02:20-End) NJPW BOSJ Nights 11-13

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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 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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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 192 Pt 2: WWE Payback 2016 Preview, NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Preview & More

Sorry we are a day late, but this is one of those rare times that our schedules didn’t work out on the normal day.

Either way, we are here to deliver a WWE Payback 2016 Preview and a Wrestling Dontaku 2016 Preview as well.

We start with the Wrestling News in “Quick Hits” discussing a big potential change to the WWE Network and how we feel about WWE cracking down on multiple device logins. We also talk about a potential ROH and WWE relationship, Eric Young’s debut on NXT, Sinclair interested

in buying TNA, WWE releasing Kyle Edwards and Rich Brennan in the matter of days, Kamaitachi done with CMLL and more.

We then get into our WWE Payback 2016 Preview here.

After that we move onto discussing NXT and Lucha Underground

Next is our Wrestling Dontaku 2016 Preview

Finally, we end things on TNA Impact Wrestling and of course our W2M Power Rankings.

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(8:30-42:35) Wrestling News: WWE Network possibly adding a Premium Tier and doing away with multiple logins, Sinclair possibly buying TNA, Kamaitachi done with CMLL and headed stateside and more.

(42:35-1:14:30) WWE Payback 2016 Preview & Predictions
(1:14:30-1:27:15) WWE NXT
(1:27:15-1:34:00) Lucha Underground
(1:34:00-1:52:18) NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2016 Preview
(1:52:18-2:05:57) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:05:57-End) Superstar of the Week & Plugs

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 191 Pt. 2: Chyna Passes Away, Samoa Joe NXT Champion, Will Ospreay Contract Talk, & More

Another week and sadly once again we are talking about another wrestler passing away. So, this time, we have to discuss Joanie Laurer, better known to most as Chyna died at age 45 a few days ago. She certainly was a pioneer for the WWE and wrestling in so many ways. So, on today’s show we discuss what she meant to the business, what she did for women in wrestling, being a part of D-Generation X, our favorite Chyna moments, and anything else that comes to mind. R.I.P. Chyna

We also get into the

Wrestling News in “Quick Hits,” where we talk about Will Ospreay being offered a New Japan contract, Samoa Joe winning the NXT Championship at a House Show an update on Bray Wyatt’s injury, Jay White doing his excursion in ROH, more on the Octagon story from AAA, TNA has a new Knockouts signing and more.

Then we get into the shows with Sean doing a quick rundown of WWE SmackDown, then we get into Lucha Underground and TNA Impact Wrestling.

We also preview the two New Japan house shows on 4/23 and 4/24 and give our predictions for them.

Finally, we do our usual ending with the W2M Top 5 Power Rankings, where we rank the five best wrestlers of this week, and then crown a winner.

If you enjoyed the show, subscribe via I-Tunes, Stitcher, Tune-In, Youtube (Via the W2M Network Channel) or wherever podcasts are available. Be sure to leave us a rating and a review as well.

You can always send us any feedback or listener questions via email at wrestling2themax@gmail.com or via voicemail by calling us at (972)-591-8620. You can always try listening to us LIVE at Midnight ET on Monday nights or Thursday nights via the Spreaker website.

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(9:20-35:13) Chyna, her death, and celebrating her life

(35:13-1:20:13) Wrestling News: Samoa Joe wins NXT Title at house show, TNA hires Allison Kay, Will Ospreay offered NJPW contract, Jay White going on excursion to ROH, Bray Wyatt injury update and more.

(1:20:13-1:26:20) WWE SmackDown
(1:26:20-1:36:35) WWE NXT
(1:36:35-1:45:53) Lucha Underground
(1:45:53-2:01:00) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:01:00-2:05:45) NJPW 4/23 & 4/24 Preview
(2:05:45-End) Superstar of the Week

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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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Running Wild Podcast: NXT Takeover: Dallas Preview and Vitriol for Virgil (4/1/16)

Running Wild Podcast's Rich and Runz bring you another episode of wrestling discussion, sharing their thoughts on all the latest in the world of professional wrestling.

This week the guys discuss their NXT Takeover Dallas predictions as well as their plans for Wrestlemania week. The guys share their thoughts on Virgil, the Olive Garden supporter's appearance on Colt Cabana's podcast and the Divas division being rebranded after Mania. Rich shares his crippling fear of being a referee for the Fighting Spirit Wrestling show and the two announce a special two podcast week.


Runz runs down Lucha Underground's latest news and Rich tries to covers Ring of Honor, watching on Comet live for the first time and the Supercard of Honor.The guys also debate about what makes for a good wrestling match: does the lead up matter more, or is it the match itself that decides the worth? All that and more on a brand new Running Wild Podcast episode! 


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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 188: NXT Takeover Dallas Preview, Aztec Warfare II, NJPW Going Public & More

This week on W2M, we headline with a NXT Takeover Dallas Preview, we get super excited about Aztec Warfare II, New Japan still considering going public with an IPO, the continuing Road to Wrestlemania, and more.

Of course, we start things by discussing the wrestling news in “Quick Hits,” where we talk about Bobby Roode and Eric Young leaving TNA, TNA signing some new talent, a potential class action lawsuit for WWE over WWE Network Royalties, New Japan possibly doing shows in Australia and

New Zealand, Steve Corino doing the English commentary for Invasion Attack, Lucha Underground getting some new talent and a new TV spot, Speedball Mike Bailey legal issues, and a whole lot more.

We move on to answer our questions about WWE RAW and after that, we look at NXT as well.

Then we get into our NXT Takeover Dallas Preview

Finally, we talk about Lucha Underground, we discuss Impact on POP TV, we also talk about the international champion thing here too. We go on to ROH TV and end on our W2M Power Rankings (yes, we are actually ranking them this year.)

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(7:45-1:03:05) Wrestling News: Potential WWE Network lawsuit, Hulk vs. Gawker, Bobby Roode & Eric Young leave TNA, NJPW possibly going public, concussions, and more.

(1:03:05-1:45:25) WWE RAW
(1:45:25-1:58:10) WWE NXT

(1:58:10-2:10:30) WWE NXT Takeover Dallas Preview

(2:10:30-2:24:20) Lucha Underground: Aztec Warfare II
(2:24:20-2:42:15) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:42:15-2:49:09) Ring of Honor
(2:49:09-End) Superstar of the Week & Plugs

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