We headline today with four mega previews from four different promotions with the WWE in Madison Square Garden show, we preview TNA Bound For Glory 2015, we do a NXT Takeover Respect Preview, and we also touch on AAA Immortal Heroes IX near the end too.
We also discuss this WWE RAW ratings slump and if it means anything for the future of the program. Has WWE become one of those shows you watch out of habit? Or can they turn it around? Either way the WWE RAW ratings slump is in full effect.
However, we start with Quick Hits (7:00-35:00) discussing some ROH talent heading to New Japan for the World Tag League, Go Shiozaki leaving All Japan to be a free agent, John Cena going on personal leave and how it could affect WWE, and more.
We are trying something different with WWE RAW (35:00-74:00) we are going to have five questions that discuss the main points of RAW and we still talk about the matches and what not, but we are trying to cover the show with the same breadth, but trying to find a new way to do it, because taking one hour or sometimes longer to cover RAW is just too long.
We do our segment on the reality of WWE’s RAW Ratings slump (74:00-79:15)
After that, we hit our first preview discussing the card on the WWE in MSG show (79:15-87:00) and then we move on to discussing the go-home episode of NXT (87:20-108:00) and then do a NXT Takeover Respect Preview (108:00-123:00) as well.
Next, we hit this week’s ROH TV (123:00-130:00) episode and then go right into this week’s go-home episode of TNA Impact Wrestling (130:20-151:15), which is their final show before their biggest show of the year TNA Bound For Glory 2015 (151:15-160:15). We preview BFG 2015 here too.
Finally, we end the show previewing AAA’s newest I-PPV, Heroes Inmmortales (Immortal Heroes IX) (160:15-170:00), and then we do our Top 5 W2M Power Rankings. (170:00- End)
We will be back on Sunday night with another W2M Special reviewing the WWE Madison Square Garden Show and doing our first “What We Watched” segment, on the 1991 edition of Halloween Havoc, which includes the Chamber of Horrors match.
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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