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Rabblecast 431 - WWE TLC 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This week's episode could very well be one of the oddest mixes of topics for most shows. We start off with the recent events from WWE's TLC 2015 PPV and the following Monday Night RAW. We watched as a bunch of WWE Superstars went above and beyond the call to perform and entertain us as a viewing audience. Can WWE pull out of the ratings slump that they currently find themselves in?

The topic of discussion then switches to one of the most anticipated movie releases in recent memory, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We will state this up front, there are NO SPOILERS for the movie on this episode. However, there are a few predictions made solely based on rumors. We will find out if J. J. Abrams & company can deliver on one of the most iconic movie franchises of our time.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Rabblecast 430 - Rambo The TV Series, Remember Pootie Tang?

Sometimes when we get together to record the show, we don't know where things will go. This week's episode is a great example of that as we talk about the 2001 movie, Pootie Tang, starring Lance Crouther. If you have never watched it, do yourself a favor and look it up. How else can you understand what you're about to listen to.

We also talk about the upcoming TV series, Rambo: New Blood which is still in development. The basic premise of the series, John Rambo(originally played by Sylvester Stallone) has a son. The show is suppose to focus on JR. Rambo while looking into the relationship between father and son. Is everyone excited to see a continuation of the Rambo story?

Also on this episode, "Horrible Events in History" returns as Doug brings us another entry in his show segment.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Rabblecast 429 - WWE's Ratings, Marvel's Jessica Jones, and More!

On this week's episode, the guys make a quick stop in wrestling territory to talk about recent developments WWE television and their recent fall in ratings. Is the WWE Network helping or hurting their viewership?

Hernandez gives a quick reaction to Marvel's Jessica Jones. After which, talk moves into how differently Marvel and DC are approaching both their TV and Film properties. Marvel continues to elevate their characters with each new entry into their cinematic universe, which involves both TV and Film. Whereas DC is gearing up to make a big impact with the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Meanwhile, their TV universe is being kept separate from the Film universe.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

Rabblecast 428 - WWE Survivor Series, Superman Lives and More!

WWE recently showcased, Survivor Series 2015! On this week's episode, the guys give their thoughts on how the PPV turned out. Did the matches deliver? Who came out on top in the WWE World Heavy Weight Championship tournament?

But we don't stop there. The guys also delve  a little bit into the recent documentary by Jon Schnepp, The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happended. Mainly focusing on what tends to happen in the world of Hollywood. How movie scripts can start out as one thing, and then after many hands touch the project(s), it becomes something very different.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

Rabblecast 427 - Puscifer, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, WWE

Here comes another episode packed with a lot of different things. Jimmy recounts his weekend of fun/work. After attending the Erotica Expo in NJ, he then headed out to see one of his favorite bands, Puscifer. We also have a follow up, after Doug went on a tour of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco. The famous campsite used to depict, Camp Crystal Lake in the Friday the 13th films. But it wouldn't be a show without a bunch of other topics. WWE's upcoming Survivor Series PPV, the recent UFC upset between Rhonda Rousey and Holly Holm, and more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

Rabblecast 426 - Gunnar Hansen, George Barris, and More!

This week we report on two names in the realm of film and TV that recently passed away. Gunnar Hansen, played Leatherface in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. We talk about the film itself and what Hansen contributed to TCM. George Barris might not be well known to most fans. He was the creator of the original Batmobile for the 1966 Batman TV show. George Barris was able to leave his lasting mark on the mythology of one of the most iconic characters of all time.

There was so much to talk about, we couldn't even fit it all in this episode!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

Rabblecast 425 - Wrestling, Peaches, Ash vs The Evil Dead

This week, the guys catch up on a variety of different topics. Which topics, you ask? How about the recent Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker match from WWE's Hell in a Cell PPV. Then there's Jimmy's recent trip to a live Peaches show, warning comments may contain laser butt plugs... you've been warned. And let's not forget the recent premiere of Ash vs The Evil Dead on Starz!

Want more? That's not enough? Well, you're in luck! Doug also brings us the next installment of his "Horrible Events in History". The "Bald Man", fills us in on the CSA(Covenant, Sword, and Arm of our Lord) and some of the group's history.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

Rabblecast 424 - Holly Ween, Cosplay Burlesque

Our special guest this week is the wonderful, Holly Ween! One of the hardest working Burlesque performers in NJ, on stage or off. As the head of the Cosplay Burlesque performance group, Holly shares some of her stories with us and how the troupe got started. Listen in as we close out the month of October with a lovely lady that loves all things Halloween.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:40pm EST

Rabblecast 423 - Christian Murray of Yestercades

The Rabblecast loves gaming, especially retro gaming. This week we welcome into the studio, Christian Murray from Yestercades! Yestercades offers gaming fans the ability to play classic arcade cabinets/pinball as well as a variety of modern and classic home consoles. Currently celebrating their four year anniversary at their Red Bank, NJ location while getting ready to re-open their Somerville location(also in NJ). Christian joins us in studio and talks about his love of gaming, how Yestercades began, and how he ended up working at a place that clearly makes his inner child squeal with joy.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

Rabblecast 422 - NYCC '15, Friday The 13th, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco

With New York Comic Con 2015 behind us, the guys catch up with each other and see how the past week treated everyone. Erik talks about some of the fun stories from NYCC '15. Meanwhile, Doug fills us in on his trip to a recent Exhumed Films outing and whether he was able to obtain tickets for the upcoming Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco Tour(the site of the original Friday the 13th movies). And let's not forget, it is October, so Jimmy starts off a conversation about different Horror films.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:20pm EST

Rabblecast 421 - From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, It Follows, More Scary Fun

Heading into NYCC '15 weekend, Hernandez finds himself in a mad dash to get ready for one of the biggest conventions of the year. To get ready for the show, Hernandez has been asked to catch up and watch, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series from El Rey Network.

Keeping in line with October/Horror theme of this month's shows, Jimmy and Doug give us their review of a recent horror film, It Follows(2014) from Northern Lights Films. And Doug gets excited about a possible trip to Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, the original filming location for the Friday the 13th movies.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:04am EST

Rabblecast 420 - Jason Meehan: NJ Zombie King, Brew Master

This week we welcome the amazing, Jason Meehan into the studio! Known as one of the founders of the NJ Asbury Park Zombie Walk, an event that will celebrate its 8th anniversary this year. The "Zombie King" joins us in studio to talk about what he has been up to recently. Zombies however, are not the only thing on Jason's mind. Photography, working as a Brew Master at Demented Brewing, Event organizing... these are just a few of the things that Jason talks about in this episode.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

Rabblecast 419 - Wrestling, A Video Game Con, and The Stock Market!

If you're a regular listener to the podcast, you know that some of them are not considered "grown up" topics. Professional wrestling has always been something near and dear to us. As such, we touch upon WWE's latest PPV, Night of Champions.

Video games is another subject that we all enjoy. Be it classic games, new games, even those of the board game variety. Hernandez talks about a recent trip to the very first, A Video Game Con that was held in Parsipanny, NJ.

And we wrap it all up with the recent news about a former hedge fund manager, Martin Shkreli buying the rights to a drug called, Daraprim. With all of the news about the drug's price hike, Jimmy decided to do some research and what he comes up with is a scheme which sounds very similar to something out of a classic Hollywood movie.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

Rabblecast 418 - What Are You Watching?

The entertainment industry has a never ending stream of TV shows, movies, and music. In the "digital age", even more so. In this episode, the guys take a look at a few of the upcoming shows and movies. All while talking about some past favorites in a variety of formats.

Some of the things talked about in this episode: Review(Andy Daly), The Bastard Executioner, Black Mass, Babymetal, Godzilla vs King Kong, and The Jungle Book(live action film).

And don't forget, Doug brings us another "Horrible Event in History". Because he likes to educate us and the listeners.

 

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Category:Comedy, Sports, Movies, TV -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

Rabblecast 417 - A Conversation On Yvonne Craig & Wes Craven

In recent pop culture news, we were saddened by the passing of both, Yvonne Craig and Wes Craven.

Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as, Batgirl on the 1966 Batman TV series. Fans loved her as the first on-screen portrayal of the Batgirl character. She also made a lasting impression to Star Trek fans as, Orion Slave Girl Marta in the episode "Whom Gods Destroy".

Wes Craven became synonymous with the horror genre with various films such as, Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, The Serpent and The Rainbow, among others. Wes Craven is the creator of the, Nightmare on Elm Street series and its villain, Freddy Kruger.

We give our little nod to these to greats as we talk about their careers and accomplishments in the entertainment industry.

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Category:Comedy, Sports, Movies, TV -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

Rabblecast 416 - w/Special Guest Richie Knucklez

Do you remember playing your first arcade game? Not a video game re-release or greatest hits collection. A stand-up cabinet in a physical arcade. Maybe it was Donkey Kong, Asteroids, or Space Invaders? There is nothing quite like the arcade experience, and our guest, Richie Knucklez knows all about it. Richie Knucklez, one of the most familiar names in the arcade scene(especially in NJ) joins us in studio to talk about his early days. From playing music in his band, Knuckle Sandwich, to how he started collecting/restoring arcade cabinets to eventually opening his own arcade. Find out how Richie carved out his place in the pantheon of video game history.

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Category:Comedy, Movies, Games -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Rabblecast 415 - Summerslam Results and Fallout

The biggest event of the summer, WWE's Summerslam 2015 was poised to be the second biggest PPV event for the company. "Wrestlemania in the summer time" was the main push. The big match-ups, the celebrity appearances, and a "blockbuster" main event all came together for the first ever four hour Summerslam!

This week, we tackle to different matches and the fallout that it led to on the following Monday Night RAW!

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Category:Pro Wrestling, Movies, Comedy -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

Rabblecast 414 - A Grab Bag of News and Conversation

The guys let their inner nerd come out to play as they cover a variety of different news bits and talk about some of their personal interests. 80's music, MTV VJ's, Bachelor parties, The Church of Latter Day Hacksaws, movie news and more!

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Category:Pro Wrestling, Movies, Comedy -- posted at: 9:45pm EST

Rabblecast 413 - Who Watched the New Fantastic Four Movie?

The new Fantastic Four movie from 20th Century Fox Studios quickly became a polarizing prospect. From its initial announcement, the "die hard comic book fans" took sides. "Too soon...", "Give it back to Marvel/Disney...", "Why are they rebooting another superhero film..", were just some of the out cries from fans. But that did not stop 20th Century Fox from pushing forward with Josh Trank in the director's chair.

Josh Trank previously directed, Chronicle(2012) for 20th Century Fox which was praised as a great success for the studio and for the young director. As such, hopes were running high for a reboot/relaunch of "Marvel's First Family". The day before the domestic release, Trank took to social media, distancing himself from the film and placing blame on 20th Century Fox for the negative reviews. Who is to blame? Who watched the new Fantastic Four movie?

This week's "Horrible Event in History", The Axe Man of New Orleans.

 

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Category:Movies, Comics, Comedy -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

Rabblecast 412 - Rowdy Roddy Piper Passes Away, Hulk Hogan/WWE Split

The controversy involving WWE Hall of Famer, Hulk Hogan has been covered in depth by many different media outlets. The guys chime in with their thoughts. Was WWE right in their decision to get rid of one of the most recognizable names in the world of professional wrestling? Is this the last time we'll see Hulk Hogan in the WWE?

In other news, we are saddened to report on the passing of one of the greatest performers in WWE history, Rowdy Roddy Piper(real name, Roderick Toombs). From his early days in the territories, to his large contributions to the WWE. We discuss his wrestling history and his career outside of the "squared circle".  Rest in peace Hot Rod.

Finally, Doug files another entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file. This time, the Rosewood massacre.

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Category:Pro Wrestling, Movies, Comedy -- posted at: 4:31pm EST

Rabblecast 411 - Mark Post, Integrity Martial Arts

On this week's episode, we welcome Mark Post into the studio! Mark started, Integrity Martial Arts(IMA) over five years ago in the living room of his apartment with just a few friends at the time. Since then, IMA has become a burgeoning destination for anyone looking to learn, improve their training, or just work out in a martial arts atmosphere that doesn't bow to most traditional restrictions.

Mark and guys talk about his early days in martial arts training and competition as well as some of the history of martial arts itself.

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

Rabblecast 410 - WWE Battleground, TNA/Lucha Underground, and More!

The Rabblecast returns to very familiar territory as the guys go over the recent WWE Network PPV. Find out how Battleground 2015 held up as WWE now begins the road to Summer Slam with a huge return match of The Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar. Did we mention that The Deadman is back?

But that's not all, we touch on a few other things as well. And don't forget Doug's next entry to the "Horrible Events in History" file.

 

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Category:Pro Wrestling, Movies, Comedy -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

Rabblecast 409 - SDCC News Stories, Satoru Iwata, Gaming Reflections

Pro Wrestling takes a back seat this week as the guys talk about the recent passing of, Satoru Iwata(CEO of Nintendo). Iwata's passing led to a discussion and reflection about everyone's past gaming experiences. But that's not all, the guys also delve into some of the top stories from the recent San Diego Comic Con event. Zack Snyder's, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and David Ayer's, Suicide Squad for Warner Bros/DC were easily two of the most talked about upcoming movies out of SDCC.

And let's not forget Doug's favorite part of the show, "Horrible Events in History"!

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Category:Comedy, Sports, Movies, TV -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

Rabblecast 408 - 19th Anniversary of the NWO, A New NJPW Champion, and More!

We hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July weekend! After a week off, the guys returned to the studio to bring you a brand new episode of The Rabblecast!

On this episode, Hernandez and Doug educate Jimmy on the history of the NWO and their origins, as well as more wrestling news. Stories about sunburn come into play, and Doug presents another entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file!

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Category:Comedy, Sports, Movies, TV -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

Rabblecast 407 - "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel, Spider-Man Movie News...

This week, the guys touch upon some more recent passing's. "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel(former NWA National Heavyweight Champion) and Dick Van Patten(best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the ABC television comedy-drama Eight Is Enough).

Then the guys dive into a bunch of Marvel movies news and rumors! Who is the new Spider-Man? Who will helm the web-slinger's next adventure?

And once again, Doug brings us another "Horrible Events in History".

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Category:Comedy, Sports, Movies, TV -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Rabblecast 406 - Dusty Rhodes, Christopher Lee, Money In The Bank and Much More!

This week's episode is a great example of an episode that had a prior layout, but due to current events and the passing of a few entertainers, everything was thrown out the window. Well, maybe not everything. This episode could almost be considered a two-for-one.

We do a quick recap of WWE's Money in the Bank PPV and weigh in on some of the match results. This most recent PPV being the third PPV in six weeks on the WWE Network. We also report on the passing of WWE Superstar/NXT Trainer, Dusty Rhodes(real name Virgil Runnels), Christopher Lee, and other notable deaths in the past week.

From there, the show continues into a general conversation entailing movies, TV, celebrities, and another entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file.

 

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Category:Comedy, Sports, Movies, TV -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Rabblecast 405 - Mad Max: Fury Road and Other Musings

The guys get together and talk about, Mad Max: Fury Road and recent musings. Doug presents another entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file. (Originally recorded on May 26th, 2015)

 

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Category:Movies, Comics, Comedy -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

Rabblecast 404 - Body Slam The Movie Part 2!

The second and final part to our Body Slam episode is here! And we hope you enjoy what we have to say. Lights, camera, Body Slam!

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

Rabblecast 403 - Body Slam The Movie Part 1...

They guys gather at the studio to go over and share their notes on the 1986 direct to VHS cult film, Body Slam! We find out what happens when a "down on his luck" music manager decides to make the jump into the world of professional wrestling. Taking two singles competitors and a local garage band to brand new heights.

Starring: Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper, and Capt. Lou Albano

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

This week, Hernandez does a fill-in episode all by his lonesome. What's on his mind? Glad you asked. Wrestling, comics, movies... what more could you ask for? Covered in this thrilling episode: The debut of Samoa Joe at NXT's Unstoppable special, Destination America cancelling TNA's Impact Wrestling, and the ongoing development of Marvel and DC movies and TV shows.

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Category:Pro Wrestling, Movies, Comedy -- posted at: 5:25pm EST

We're back! Some of you may have missed us. After a little over month of time off, we have returned to the studio to catch up and get things rolling once again. Doug and Hernandez are joined by the one and only, "Spankmaster" himself, Jimmy!

We talk some wrestling as well as few other points. If you've never listened to the show before, this is a great jumping on point. Coffee, guns, The Doomsday clock, are just some of the various things that were brought up during the show.

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

400 episodes! Who would have thought? Erik and Doug take a little time to look back at some of the history of the show with the help of some emails from friends and listeners. But that's not all...

WWE and AJ Lee part ways. AJ Lee recently returned to WWE television after starting the #GiveDivasAChance trend on Twitter, only to announce her in-ring retirement the weekend after Wrestlemania 31. What led to her departure? Will she continue wrestling elsewhere?

FMW(Frontier Martial-arts Wrestling) recently made an announcement of a return! Known for some of its brutal matches and relationship with ECW in the 1990's, the promotion is looking to start back up in April and continue into the month of May with multiple dates to be announced. Can FMW regain the following from their heyday?

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

It's over! WWE's Wrestlemania 31 arrived rather quietly and left with a big bang! Titles changed hands, surprises shocked us, and now it all begins... again. Join us as we do a rundown of one of the best Wrestlemania's in recent history. Chime in and let us know your thoughts, email us: Rabblecast@gmail.com

 

Just one more show from 400!

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

Join show host, Hernandez as he gives a rundown of the upcoming WWE Wrestlemania 31 card. The build to this year's Wrestlemania has not been an easy journey for the WWE. In fact, many critics have already written this year's Wrestlemania off for being too predictable. Well, that all changed when WWE and Brock Lesnar announced that the two have come to a new agreement keeping Brock Lesnar in the WWE after Wrestlemania 31. What will happen now? Who will leave Wrestlemania a champion? Will leave defeated?

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

Spring is in the air, as is the hype for Wrestlemania 31! WWE is counting down to their final days before their biggest event of the year. What will change between now and then? Can anything else be added to the already packed card? Time will tell as we march closer and closer to "Showcase of the Immortals".

Although the majority of the attention has been given to WWE and their annual event, there are a number of other companies trying their best to take a slice of the wrestling pie that same weekend. Companies, like Ring of Honor, Evolve, and other smaller promotions. Is there such a thing as too much wrestling in one weekend?

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

WWE's developmental center, NXT has gained a lot of attention since its launch. It is the staging ground for the "future" of the WWE. On more than a few occasions there have been concerns of just how that future was being trained. A memo released by former NXT developmental wrestler, Austin Matelson (aka Austin Draven and Judas Devlin) to the WWE details some of the training conditions that he claims took place. He alleged that he participated in drills that "were hazardous to our safety," an unprofessional work environment, the use of homophobic slurs and other derogatory comments.

And now we have recently learned that Bill DeMott(aka Hugh Morris in the WCW) has stepped down as head NXT trainer after an investigation by the WWE was unable to confirm any of the allegations. What does this mean for NXT? Who will take over as the new head trainer?

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 395 - Rey Mysterio Joins AAA, Update on Brock Lesnar Walk Out

The WWE and Rey Mysterio(Jr.) have parted ways. While this might seem like a sad occasion to some, others are excited! Mostly due to the announcement of Rey Mysterio joining up with AAA in Mexico and the possibility of Mysterio appearing on the burgeoning show, Lucha Undergroundon the El Rey Network. What led to Rey Mysterio's departure from the WWE? How can Mysterio help AAA? It's safe to say that we have not seen the last of Rey Mysterio and his high flying moves.

In other WWE news, Brock Lesnar caused a bit of a stir when he walked out on a recent episode of Monday Night RAW. Rumors swirled and many questioned if WWE's main event for Wrestlemania was in jeopardy. While nothing specific has been reported on the incident, it has been rumored that WWE is planning a back plan just in case terms can not be reached between both parties. Will Brock Lesnar fulfill his contractual obligations? Furthermore, will Brock Lesnar stay in the WWE following Wrestlemania 31?

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 6:47pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 394 - WWE Fast Lane Fallout, CM Punk Sued for Defamation

This week we take a look at WWE's Fast Lane PPV and the tentative Wrestlemania card as a result of the latest PPV offering from the WWE. With a little less than five weeks remaining, is the WWE on the right track for their biggest show of the year? What will change between now and Wrestlemania 31?

It's been months since CM Punk opened up about his final days in the WWE on, Colt Cabana's Art of Wrestling podcast. Many of CM Punk's friends and co-workers warned him of the potential backlash of his words. Now, CM Punk and Colt Cabana are being hit with a defamation of character lawsuit from WWE's doctor, Chris Amann due to the comments about how CM Punk's medical situation was handled during his final days with the company.

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 393 - WWE Fast Lane Rundown, Samoa Joe Leaves TNA

The "final stop" on the "road to Wrestlemania" is here. WWE's Fast Lane PPV hopes to bring some clarity to the matches leading into Wrestlemania itself. Who will go on to face WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar in the biggest show of the year? Will it be the former Shield member, Roman Reigns? Or the leader of the "Yes! Movement", Daniel Bryan?

TNA Wrestling suffered a blow this week with the departure of another high profile talent in, Samoa Joe. From early reports, the situation echoes the departure of another past TNA talent, AJ Styles. How will TNA deal with the loss of another fan favorite performer? Where will Samoa Joe end up?

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 6:14pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 392 - Seth Rollins Exposed, TNA Ratings Increase, NXT News!

You have seen it happen before, when celebrities/performers take intimate photos of themselves or someone they are involved with and somehow those images get "leaked" online. The "future of the WWE", Seth Rollins is the latest victim of this type of scenario. Was his phone hacked? Did someone play a prank? More importantly, how will the WWE respond?

TNA has seen some success with their recent, Lethal Lockdown themed episode on Destination America. The concept, every match takes place inside of a steel cage. Ratings went up for the "number 2" wrestling promotion, but will it last? Also, can Jeff Hardy continue to beat up his body with crazy stunts? His fall from the cage was one of the most talked about moments when TNA originally taped this round of Impact Wrestling shows from the Manhattan Center.

Let's not forget about WWE's development center, NXT and their recent news. Triple H had some very revealing things to say about his vision for NXT and how things will move forward for those training for the opportunity to make it to RAW and Smackdown.

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 5:41pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 391 - WWE/TNA News, Chyna's Hall of Fame Candidacy

After a bumpy start, the WWE is back on track for their "Road to Wrestlemania" season. Will Roman Reigns make it to Wrestlemania to face off against, Brock Lesnar? Or will the creative minds in WWE come up with a "plan B" that will play out at the Fast Lane PPV? One thing is for sure, WWE definitely heard the reaction of the fans and they are trying to keep things steady heading into the Wrestlemania PPV event.

Also, on the "Stone Cold" Steve Austin podcast with special guest, Triple H it was asked if former WWE Diva, Chyna would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Triple H mentioned it being a difficult choice to bring her back into WWE because of her recent lifestyle, implying adult films and substance abuse issues. Should Chyna be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?

 

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 7:18pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 390 - 2015 Royal Rumble Fallout, RAW Canceled Due To Storm

The Royal Rumble match is one of the most interesting events in the wrestling world. With so much going on and so many moving parts it's amazing how anything can get accomplished. But the fans of the WWE beg to differ as they voiced their opinions during the final moments of the 2015 Rumble match. Is WWE repeating last year's mistake by forcibly picking Roman Reigns over Daniel Bryan?

To make things even more interesting, the next day, WWE was forced to cancel their LIVE Monday Night RAW event due to Winter Storm Juno which threatened to dump "historic" amounts of snow on the northeast. All of this and more!

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_390.mp3
Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 7:01pm EST

On this episode of The Rabblecast, we take a look at the upcoming card for WWE's Royal Rumble 2015! We couldn't help noticing that there are a few open spots for the Rumble match itself. This of course starts the speculation of, who might be returning for as a "surprise" entrant?

The Royal Rumble is one of the original "big four" pay per view's for the WWE. Who will emerge from the 30-man event to begin their march on the "Road to Wrestlemania"?

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_389.mp3
Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 7:59pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 388 - New Year Ponderings

The Rabblecast kicks off 2015 with a brand new episode! But things take an odd turn with a little introspection.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_388.mp3
Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

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