Wrestling 2 the MAX: WWE Fast Lane 2016 Preview, Global Cruiserweight Series, Honor Rising 2/19 & More

This week on W2M, we headline with a WWE Fast Lane 2016 Preview, Sean gives his thoughts on the first ROH/NJPW Honor Rising show, we discuss the Global Cruiserweight Tournament, how Youtube could be affecting RAW ratings, and more.

Of course, we start things by discussing the wrestling news in “Quick Hits,” here we talk about the Global Cruiserweight Tournament, AAA’s English show, Lucha Underground losing money, Undertaker’s opponent for Wrestlemania, two Divas matches at WM 32, John Cena coming back for WM 32 and more.

We move on to answer our questions about the go-home edition of WWE RAW, then we get into our WWE Fast Lane 2016 Preview and predictions, next is a look at how Youtube could be making RAW ratings irrelevant and what it says about how people are viewing the show.

After that, we go into NXT and Sean gives his thoughts on the 2/19 ROH/NJPW Honor Rising Show.

Finally, we talk about Lucha Underground, we discuss Impact on POP TV, and end with our W2M Power Rankings (yes, we are actually ranking them this year.)

We will be back late Sunday night with a W2M Special reviewing WWE Fast Lane 2016 and discussing the two ROH/NJPW Honor Rising shows.

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(8:15-49:40) Wrestling News: Global Cruiserweight Tournament, Undertaker Opponent, Brie Bella retiring, AAA English show, Lucha Underground news, & more.
(49:40-1:21:15) WWE RAW
(1:21:15-1:38:00) WWE Fast Lane Predictions
(1:38:00-1:52:15) How Youtube, Hulu, and other media is making RAW TV ratings irrelevant
(1:52:15-2:03:15) WWE NXT
(2:03:15-2:11:10) Sean’s thoughts on the 2/19 ROH/NJPW Honor Rising Show
(2:11:10-2:20:40) Lucha Underground
(2:20:40-2:38:45) TNA Impact Wrestling
(2:38:45-End) Superstar of the Week

WWE Fast Lane 2016 Preview, Global Cruiserweight Series, Honor Rising 2/19 & 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 who has a History degree, but works at a Comic Book store. 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.