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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


Wrestling 2 the MAX EXTRA: WWE Mock Draft

We were rather fortunate with this W2M EXTRA, as literally hours before we were set to do our WWE Mock Draft, WWE released the official rules for the draft. Of course, the WWE Draft takes place on the first live Smackdown on Tuesday night.

So, we take our shot at trying to predict what’s going to happen with this WWE Mock Draft. Paul makes his return after his one week trip to reunite the W2M trio. However, to sort of mimic the commissioner and general manager scenario proposed on last week’s

WWE RAW, we’ve added a fourth person for this episode. Sean and Gary’s co-host on the Football 2 the MAX podcast Randy Isbelle.

How will the real WWE Draft rules affect this WWE Mock Draft? Will anyone decide to split tag teams? Who will be the six drafted from NXT? We try to figure it all out. Gary and Paul pick for RAW, (including the extra picks,) and Sean and Randy pick for Smackdown. If anything, this promises to be a fun special episode.


Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 203: Cruiserweight Classic Predictions, WWE RAW, Brock Lesnar

We make Cruiserweight Classic Predictions, discuss the ins and outs of WWE RAW, and talk about Brock Lesnar’s big win at UFC 200 over Mark Hunt.

Paul is on a one week vacation, so Gary and Sean are joined by the "fourth co-host" Chris Lemchi. The guys discuss RAW and the evident McMahon Authority figure problem. Why having double the amount of authority figures is not good and how it really doesn’t promote change either. WWE also still hasn’t given much in the way of specifics for

the WWE Draft and that’s also a concern.

Then we get into the wrestling news in “Quick Hits,” where we talk about the UFC $4 Billion sale affecting WWE. TNA sale rumors have popped up again this week. Moose could also be very close to heading to TNA as well. The final lineup for PWG’s BOLA 2016 is out. WWE even has some new WWE Network shows they have asked about too.

Next, we get into those Cruiserweight Classic Predictions.

Finally, we end things with a look at Ring of Honor’s television show.

Don’t forget to join us on the Friday morning Part 2 show, as Tom Reese joins the guys to give a full NJPW G1 Climax 26 Preview. We also have the big Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Finn Balor showdown on NXT. Not to mention, the second hour of Ultima Lucha Dos, the Destination X TNA show, and more.

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(10:00-1:08:43) WWE RAW

(1:08:43-1:35:10) Wrestling News: TNA sale rumors again, The whole BOLA 2016 lineup is out, UFC Sale affecting WWE, Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, WWE Network shows.

(1:35:10-1:48:00) Cruiserweight Classic Predictions

(1:48:00-End) Ring of Honor TV


Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 202 Pt 2: The Final Deletion, Super J Cup, Ultima Lucha Dos, More

On this episode of W2M, we laugh, cry, and have a ton of fun with the FINAL DELETION on TNA Impact Wrestling. We also discuss TNA deciding to move to Thursday nights starting on July 21 too.

We also discuss the Super J Cup lineup. New Japan is thinking about doing their own show in the United States. There's also the first part of Ultima Lucha Dos as well.

We cover the rest of the wrestling news in "Quick Hits." WWE confirms Brock Lesnar's Summerslam opponent is indeed

Randy Orton. The Cruiserweight Classic Bracketology special was a hit. ROH announces an upcoming tour of England. WWE even has some comic books coming out soon.

After that, we get into NXT. Then there's Ultima Lucha Dos.

Next is the FINAL DELETION and the rest of TNA Impact Wrestling. Finally, we do our W2M Power Rankings to end the show.

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(10:00-50:45) Wrestling News: Super J Cup, Brock Lesnar's Summerslam Opponent, ROH going to the UK, Cruiserweight Classic Bracketology, WWE comics and more.

(50:45-1:05:45) WWE NXT
(1:05:45-1:14:00) Ultima Lucha Dos Pt. 1
(1:14:00-1:49:40) TNA Impact Wrestling: FINAL DELETION
(1:49:40-End) W2M Power Rankings