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Wrestling 2 the MAX EXTRA: WWE No Mercy 2016 Review

On this Wrestling 2 the MAX EXTRA: WWE No Mercy 2016 Review.

Sean and Paul are joined by Wrestling Unwrapped’s Patrick Ketza and Harry Broadhurst to discuss all things WWE No Mercy 2016. The guys talk about the weird decision to have the “main event” start the show. Of course, they cover all the matches. They cover the results. Plus, the other weird match position decisions on the show as well. They may even get into a little of the post-show Talking Smack too. So, be sure to join them for a WWE No Mercy 2016 Review.

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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 EXTRA: WWE Draft Results, Super J Cup Predictions, Brock Lesnar

The WWE Draft has been anticipated for a long while by wrestling fans worldwide. The first Smackdown Live has come and gone, and it looks like Smackdown may still be the B Show. We go over the WWE Draft Results, we analyze how the rosters shape up, and discuss the NXT choices made as well. All of this, plus Super J Cup predictions, another possible Brock Lesnar USADA violation, and more.

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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.

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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 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

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Wrestling 2 the MAX Episode 202 Pt 1: WWE RAW, NJPW Kizuna Road 2016 Review, More

On this episode of W2M, we look at the final New Japan Pro-Wrestling show before the G1 Climax 26. So, there’s a NJPW Kizuna Road 2016 Review to do.

Harry Broadhurst also joins us to discuss WWE RAW. This is why the conversation lasts a bit longer than usual for that segment as well.

After that, we get into the wrestling news in “Quick Hits.” we talk about Brock Lesnar’s potential Summerslam opponent. Tajiri could be returning to WWE TV after the Cruiserweight Classic. Roderick Strong is

back in Evolve. There are more participants added to PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles 2016 and more.

Finally, we get into that NJPW Kizuna Road 2016 Review to finish things out.

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(8:00-1:21:55) WWE RAW

(1:21:55-1:41:55) Wrestling News: Brock Lesnar's Summerslam opponent, Tajiri staying with WWE, Roderick Strong returning to EVOLVE, the next four in PWG BOLA and more.

(1:41:55-End) NJPW Kizuna Road 2016 Review

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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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