This week on W2M, we have another mega show with a NJPW G1 Climax 25 Finals Preview, Sean breaks down what happened on Nights 15 and 16 of the G1 Climax 25 as well on this show. There’s also our AAA Triplemania XXIII Review, which could also be the funniest and saddest segment we’ve ever done at the same time. In conjunction with that review, we also look at where Triplemania ranks among some of wrestling’s worst ever PPV’s. If you include all of the other stuff we normally cover, looks like there is going to be a ton of stuff here.
We begin the podcast the way we always do with Quick Hits (8:00-68:00) Where we discuss such news items as Lucha Underground moving to a new location and not returning until 2016, Chyna announcing that Playboy screwed her out of a World Title opportunity, New Japan possibly doing US PPV again for WK 10, this whole Kevin Owens and Kevin Dunn deal and more.
We breakdown WWE RAW (69:00-125:00) by storyline and wonder if Stephen Amell chose the right career path. We take a look at NXT (126:00-144:00) and see how the continuing buildup to NXT Takeover Brooklyn is going.
After that, we virtually travel to Mexico and go through a myriad of emotions as we review Triplemania XXIII (145:00-183:00) and wonder if AAA even cares about the production of their supposed biggest show of the year.
Sean takes us through the important things you need to watch from Nights 15 and 16 of the NJPW G1 Climax 25 (184:00-208:00) and then we do a NJPW G1 Climax 25 Finals Preview and go through some of the important matches happening in the last few nights of the tour.
Then we end things by checking out the first week of the GFW vs. TNA Invasion (209:00-233:30) and if it is really going to work.
Next is the weekly look at ROH TV (234:00-242:30) and then we do our Top 5 W2M Rankings (243:00-End) for the week, as well as discuss what was the best match of July 2015 and who was the best wrestler of July as well.
Wrestling 2 the MAX: NJPW G1 Climax 25 Finals Preview
Wrestling 2 the MAX is a comprehensive Pro-Wrestling podcast that covers everything from WWE, NXT, TNA Impact, and ROH to other global entities like Lucha Underground and New Japan Pro Wrestling. This show is informative, fun, and meant for every kind of pro-wrestling fan out there. Wrestling 2 the MAX airs live on Thursday nights at 11PM EST and then is available immediately after airing on-demand via LAST WORD RADIO on I-Tunes and Stitcher, Tune-In Radio, the PodBean App, Player FM, VOC Nation Radio Network, Bluburry, Youtube (via Wrestling2theMAXpod), and other podcast hosting locations. W2M also has a facebook group you can join and listeners can follow them on twitter @wrestling2max
Sean Garmer: studied Journalism at the University of North Texas. Sean loves pro-wrestling so much that he even trained to be a wrestler at the age of 17. Though he eventually had to quit wrestling to go to college, he still returned to do play-by-play commentary, help write storylines, and most of all, to watch matches. Sean started his love of pro-wrestling at the age of five after watching a Hulk Hogan match. Due to his family hating sports-entertainment, there were many years he missed. However, he returned full-time to being a fan in the late 1990’s. Since then, Sean has gone on to write for various wrestling websites in a number of capacities, but he discovered his true passion, Podcasting, two years ago when he and Gary started the Wrestling 2 the MAX Podcast.
Gary Vaughan: is a native North Texan with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. His time in college actually rekindled his love of pro wrestling he had lost somewhere along the way. Gary’s enjoyment of the sport began around 1996. As a fan, he has become a student of the wrestling business and gains knowledge through many platforms. WCW is dear to his heart because of it being his introduction to the scene. Now, Gary is a proud podcast host, as well as a writer for wrestling columns.
Paul Leazar: is a recent college graduate from the University of North Texas with an immense amount of time on his hands because nobody wants to hire the idiot with the History degree. He was born an’ raised in the great state of Texas, and began his love affair with pro wrestling at the tender age of five after watching WWF’s Summerslam 1993 pay-per-view. The relationship turned serious with the growth of independent wrestling and the internet in the early 2000’s, which has seen the love affair turn into a full blown addiction that led him to write about it sporadically for various websites, and co-host the Wrestling 2 The Max podcast.