Sorry that we are out a day later than usual. Gary had some technical issues with his computer that forced us to start the sports podcast really late. By the time we finished, Paul fell asleep waiting on us and we decided to do the show for Saturday morning instead.
This week we headline with a special topic asking if TV shows highlighted by major or minor title defenses still create a buzz. Do Championship Shows Still Draw? We examine some recent championship shows and see if they did all that well and look back at history to see why they might have fallen off.
However, we begin with Quick Hits (9:00-57:15) where we talk about the content on the Owen Hart DVD, if the WWE really are considering bringing back the Hardy Boyz, the huge main event announced for NXT Takeover in October, Amanda being a regular on Total Divas, TNA bringing back a big name former talent and could it be Hulk Hogan?
Then we go through our review of WWE RAW (58:15-93:00) by storyline and then we discuss what happened on the Stone Cold Podcast with EDGE & Christian (93:30-100:00) and we talk this week’s NXT (100:30-117:30) as well.
We stop to have our conversation about Championship shows (117:45-135:00) and that also leads us right into ROH TV (135:00-141:00) because they had a pretty big TV show this week, which featured two title matches. After that, we do the TNA Impact (141:00-161) review as well.
Finally, we finish it off with our W2M Power Rankings (161:30-End) and our W2M Match of the Month and Wrestler of the Month for August 2015.
We also announce the return of an old segment that will be coming to you at random, twice a month, starting in October.
Just in case you didn’t know, we now have a W2M Network Facebook Page. It would really help a lot if you like the page and get your friends to do so as well. It’s really there so that you can keep up with everything going on with the podcast.
Wrestling 2 the MAX: Owen Hart DVD, Championship Shows & More
Wrestling 2 the MAX is the “Every Wrestling Fan” Pro-Wrestling podcast because it 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 early Friday mornings at 1AM EST (on Spreaker.com) and then is available immediately after airing on-demand via I-Tunes, Stitcher, LAST WORD RADIO on I-Tunes and Stitcher, Tune-In Radio, Youtube (Via W2M Network) the PodBean App, The Spreaker App, Player FM, VOC Nation Radio Network, Bluburry, Downcast, 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