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Wrestling 2 the MAX EP 208 Pt 1: ROH Death Before Dishonor 2016 Preview, TNA Has a New President, More

On this W2M episode, we give our thoughts and predictions in our ROH Death Before Dishonor 2016 Preview. There’s also some big news coming out of TNA with Billy Corgan becoming the new TNA President, while Dixie Carter moves into a Chairman position. TNA is also creating a new championship that includes three rounds, MMA rules, and even judges. Could this be a revolutionary thing for wrestling? Or do we think this is going to be something that falls flat on its face? Either way, it is nice to

hear TNA is trying something different.

We also get into the wrestling news in “Quick Hits.” Shawn Michaels becoming a NXT coach. Sarah Amato and Adam Pearce moving up to the main roster. Goldberg appearing for 2K at Summerslam. WWE’s big schedule for the WWE Network this week. WWE exploring avenues for more LGBT characters and more.

Next, we discuss the latest Ring of Honor TV.

Finally, we have our ROH Death Before Dishonor 2016 Preview.

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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 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 EXTRA: WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Review, NJPW Dominion 2016 Review

On this W2M EXTRA, we do a WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Review and a NJPW Dominion 2016 Review as well.

Due to Father’s Day, everyone’s schedules didn’t match up on our normal night, but don’t fret, because we are still doing this podcast and our regular Tuesday one as well.

On a memorable night for both companies, WWE and NJPW put on two enjoyable shows and we are here to discuss them. What did we like? What wasn’t so great? What was the best match on both shows? Did the Money in the

Bank contract get cashed-in? How did the first ever Ladder Match in NJPW history turn out? Plus, we have our final ratings for both events as well.

Gary, Sean, and Paul do the WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Review, then the guys are joined by Longtime wrestling fan and our NJPW correspondent Tom Reese for the NJPW Dominion 2016 Review as well. So, much to talk about from these events. You don’t want to miss it.

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(04:20-1:04:20) WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Review

(1:04:20-End) NJPW Dominion 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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Wrestling 2 the MAX EXTRA: NJPW BOSJ XXIII Finals Review

On this W2M EXTRA, Tom Reese joins Sean and Paul to discuss the NJPW BOSJ XXIII Final show, go through the matches on the card, as well as the guys look back at the tournament as a whole, who impressed, who’s profile was raised by their work, and of course have their Top 5 Performers of the tournament too.

Then we finish things out by looking ahead to NJPW’s big Dominion show and what we are looking forward to the most out of the show.

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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 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 192 Pt. 1: Go-Home RAW to WWE Payback, Finn Balor Mind Games, NJPW House Show Reviews

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of W2M, where we examine the go-home edition of RAW. How did we like Stephanie McMahon’s return? Will the future of RAW really be decided at PayBack? Did the show make us interested in the PPV happening on Sunday? We discuss all of these things and of course have our final rating as well.

We also move into “Quick Hits” covering news from over the weekend. We talk about Finn Balor toying with the minds of the fans, Velvet Sky leaves TNA again, TNA will have a PPV

and it’s Slammiversary, EDGE and Christian Show may not go past Season 1, WWE Films snags Wesley Snipes, and a few other things.

We finish out looking at the two New Japan Road To Wrestling Dontaku shows from Saturday and Sunday too.

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(5:30-51:10) WWE RAW

(51:10-1:17:27) Wrestling News: Finn Balor will he or won't he go to the main roster after WWE PayBack, Velvet Sky leaves TNA, TNA has PPV again, WWE Films snags Wesley Snipes and more.

(1:17:27-End) New Japan Pro-Wrestling Road to Wrestling Dontaku 4.23 & 4.24 Thoughts

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