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Rabblecast Ep. 387 - Deaths in Professional Wrestling

Death... it's a common occurrence in this thing we call, life. In this episode of The Rabblecast, Erik and Doug take a look at some of the things that contribute to early deaths in the world of professional wrestling.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 1:56pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 386 - CM Punk Joins UFC, Impact Wrestling Update

By now everyone has talked about, reported on, and formed their own opinion on the whole CM Punk/WWE story. Some think WWE screwed up and ignored one of their best talents. Others feel betrayed by CM Punk for leaving at the height of his popularity. Then, there are those that still believe that this is all a big elaborate story being told by the WWE and CM Punk will make a triumphant return.

All of this gets turned upside down with the announcement of CM Punk signing with the UFC! Does he have what it takes to battle in the Octagon? Opinions and theories are already running rampant. But we will have to wait and see when CM Punk debuts in the UFC in 2015.

All of this and more Professional Wrestling news await you in this episode.

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 385 - WWE Survivor Series Fallout, TNA's  New Home: Destination America

WWE's Survivor Series event is one that is full of history and a long line of firsts and debuts(check out Ep. 384 History of Survivor Series). This year's show did not disappoint. A few shocks, a few surprises, and a debut that no one will be forgetting anytime soon. The guys rundown the results and the fallout from Survivor Series 2014 and the following Monday Night RAW!

As for TNA, it would seem that the working relationship between Spike TV and TNA has come to an end. TNA just recently announced their new TV home for Impact Wrestling in 2015, Destination America. Not many details have been released as of yet, but it will be interesting to see if TNA can make this a pivotal point for the company as a whole. Listen in for all the details that we do know, as of now.

We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 384 - The History of WWE's Survivor Series

WWE's upcoming Survivor Series 2014 event marks 27 years for WWE's second longest running PPV. The guys take a look back at some of the earlier shows in Survivor Series history. The simultaneous debuts of both The Gobbledy Gooker and The Undertaker on the same show, the first ever WWE/WWF Casket match, the crazy teams and a whole lot more.

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 383 - NJPW's "Wrestle Kingdom", Samoa Joe Injury Update

As always, on this show we cover various WWE, TNA, and Ring of Honor news and updates. Included in this episode is a current rundown of New Japan Pro Wrestling's upcoming "Wrestle Kingdom" PPV that will be brought to the USA thanks to the effort and partnership of Jeff Jarrett's, Global Force Wrestling. Not only will this show have a mixture of some of the best talent in Pro Wrestling, it was also announced that the commentating team will get a nice boost as well in the form of former WWE announcer/Hall of Fame inductee, "Good Ole' JR", Jim Ross! NJPW "Wrestle Kingdom" will be held at the Tokyo Dome, January 4, 2015.

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 382 - Lucha Underground, WWE/TNA Updates, Daniel Bryan Update

We're back! The guys have returned to the studio to talk all things Pro Wrestling. Even though we took a brief hiatus, the wrestling world did not. In this episode we talk about Lucha Underground's debut on El Rey Network, recent TNA updates, WWE Network updates, as well as an update on Daniel Bryan injury status. There's so much to talk about and so little time.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

Where has the show gone? Will it be on iTunes? Why won't you call me?

Ok, I made up that last one. Hello Rabblecast listeners, Hernandez here. If you're reading this before listening to this episode/announcement, realize it is not an actual episode. I wanted to take some time and address why there was no show last week and why the show has been "suspended".

We are working to get things straightened out before going forward with anymore episodes. We are taking this very seriously and hope to have things back on track very soon.

We want to thank our listeners for their support during all of this and we will update everyone soon. Listen to our State of The Rabble Address for more details.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 381 - TNA Bound For Glory Card Rundown,  WWE Network Renewals

One of the most important PPV's in TNA history is almost upon us in the form of, Bound for Glory 2014! The guys do a rundown of the card and give their thoughts on what seems to be an unexpected show roster. Keep in mind this is a TNA/Wrestle-1 joint show and talent from Wrestle-1 will also be showcased on the PPV. Will this be mark in the "Win" column for TNA? Or will they miss the mark on one of their most ambitious shows to date?

WWE Network subscribers, be warned, if you have let your subscription lapse. WWE is pulling out all the stops to try and get you to renew. Even to the point of hyping a PPV that doesn't have any matches listed for it yet. Has the WWE Network lived up to the fans expectations? Will WWE have good news when it comes time to report their quarterly results?


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 380 - WWE Fans Still Ordering PPV's, TNA NY Gold Rush Results, and More!

This week, the guys cover some of the lighter news in the world of Professional Wresting. Batista's new movie role, the dress code at Hulk Hogan's restaurant, WWE fans still buying PPV's through regular means, and more!

Of course we can't forget about TNA Wrestling and the recent update to their upcoming Bound for Glory PPV in Tokyo, Japan. As well as the recent "New York Gold Rush" Tournament in which the winner is able to challenge for whichever TNA title they so choose.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 379 - WWE Night of Champions 2014 Fallout, TNA Bound for Glory Update, and More!

WWE's recent Night of Champions 2014 PPV had a ton of anticipation going for it, especially for the Main Event rematch of John Cena vs Brock Lesnar. Was John Cena able to overcome to the dominating Brock Lesnar from their previous encounter? Who walked out of Night of Champions with the WWE Heavyweight Championship? Also, we have an update on the condition of WWE Superstar, Roman Reigns who was rushed to the hospital the night before Night of Champions. Details on the emergency surgery and when we can expect Roman Reigns to be back in the ring for WWE.

TNA is getting closer to their upcoming Bound for Glory PPV. Bound for Glory will be held in Tokyo, Japan and is expected to be a big deal for TNA Wrestling. Some names have been announced for the card as well as the induction of Team 3D into the TNA Wrestling Hall of Fame. Check out the details and more on this episode.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 378 - WWE, NXT, Chikara's King of Trios, TNA Wrestling, and So Much More!

WWE's Night of Champions 2014 PPV is just a few days away and we take a look at the recent updates to the card. Chief among the various matches, the highly anticipated rematch between Brock Lesnar and John Cena. Will WWE give the fans a quick turn around of Lesnar being a "dominating beast" one match, only to have him be defeated by a "motivated" John Cena? Will this be the rumored end of Cena's long run as the top guy in the WWE?

TNA Wrestling makes the news boards with various stories. One of their top stories being the upcoming expiration of Kurt Angle's contract with the company. Angle himself has stated that he wants to make his next signing with whichever company to be a public event. Will it be TNA or did WWE finally relent and welcome one of their former Superstars back into the fold? Could there be another offer on the table from another company?


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 377 - Ring of Honor's New Champion, WWE Night of Champions Update, TNA's TV Ratings

Here is a rare treat for you loyal listeners, as all three hosts(Hernandez, Doug, and Quest) enjoy a nice chat in studio.

Some of the topics talked about on this episode...

The current story of Ring of Honor and their decision to crown a new ROH Champion so soon after Mike Elgin's recent championship victory. Was it because Elgin decided to tryout for the MLB? Or did ROH decided to change gears simply because they felt Elgin didn't have the drawing power they were looking for?

The guys do a quick rundown of the upcoming WWE Night of Champions 2014 PPV card which is still a few weeks out. Aside from the, Brock Lesnar vs John Cena rematch, is anyone else interested in this card? Quick updates on CM Punk vs WWE as well as Alberto Del Rio's status and when he will be appearing for AAA.

Round all of this out with a look at TNA's battle to regain their rating's number and viewing audience as they continue their current run on Wednesday nights for Spike TV.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 7:20pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 376 - Myke Quest Returns to the Studio to Talk Wrestling News

This week's episode is a bit of a reunion episode between Hernandez and Myke Quest. They catch up while going over some recent professional wrestling rumors and news. From WWE's recent dilemma of who will face Brock Lesnar after John Cena, to TNA's recent extension on Spike TV through the end of 2014 for Impact Wrestling.

Toss in some Ring of Honor, Chikara, Global Force Wrestling and we have a nice little show for the long time fans of the show.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

Like many of you out there, we recently watched WWE's latest PPV offering, SummerSlam 2014. We have results, reactions, and a general rundown of the card from that night as well as some of the fallout on the following Monday Night RAW. Who will be the next challenger to the WWE Title? Also, we have an update on Alberto Del Rio and what led to his release from WWE.

TNA Wrestling is once again exercising the idea of, "taking the good with the bad". Impact Wrestling has been given a new night to air on Spike TV, moving from Thursday night to Wednesday. Does this mean that the negotiations between Spike TV and TNA are going well? Also, Bully Ray is said to be done with TNA Wrestling as his contract recently expired over the weekend. Will TNA let Bully Ray leave so easily after all of the recent build up of Bully vs Dixie Carter?


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 5:43pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 374 - WWE SummerSlam Card Rundown, Vince Russo Secretly Working With TNA

WWE's SummerSlam 2014 is set to be one of the biggest shows of the year. Can it live up to the hype? Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose is sure to be a crowd pleaser, so long as WWE doesn't pull the match like they did at the previous PPV. Another match on the card many are looking forward to is the long awaited rematch of Brock Lesnar vs John Cena. Can the WWE's "Top Guy" survive the onslaught from "The Beast Incarnate"? That's just two of the matches and one news items on this episode.

TNA's recent trouble with Spike TV has a new development in the form of, Vince Russo. It was recently revealed by Mr. Russo himself that he was consulting for TNA recently, but he was told to keep it a secret. Was this one of the contributing factors as to why Spike TV decided to not renew TNA's TV contract?


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 373 - Jesse Ventura vs Widow of Chris Kyle, Global Force Wrestling Updates

The guys are back in the studio! Hernandez brings Doug up to speed on some of the recent news stories in the world of professional wrestling. The ongoing TNA Wrestling negotiations with Spike TV, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan's recent run in with a burglar at his home, and more.

Some other topics covered in this episode. The recent legal decision made in the case of former WWE Superstar/Announcer Jesse Ventura vs the widow of Chris Kyle. We also have an update on some more Global Force Wrestling news as they continue to make partnerships around the world as they gain momentum in the world of wrestling.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 372 -Danile Bryan Stops Burglar, TNA Impact Wrestling Canceled By Spike TV

Your humble show host, Hernandez ventures into the studio for another solo episode. (Bear with him, as he is practically talking to himself.)


The big news in the world of professional wrestling is the story of TNA's Impact Wrestling being canceled by Spike TV. Is it true? Does this mean the end of the number two wrestling company? Will TNA be able to find a new home for their weekly televised wrestling show?

Former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan made headlines recently after returning home to find someone robbing his home. After returning from a recent appearance at San Diego Comic Con, the recovering WWE Superstar was able to subdue one of the suspects until local police arrived. (Who said wrestling isn't real?)


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 1:55am EST

This is a solo show for your humble host, Hernandez. But that doesn't mean you don't get your pro wrestling news and rumors. In this episode, The Guatemalan Bulldozer covers the recent news in WWE regarding Jim Ross and CM Punk's contracts coming to their respective ends. Will we ever see either of these two in WWE again?

TNA Impact Wrestling is still showing their run of tapings from the Manhattan Center in NYC and they are fun to watch. The NYC fans know how to add that special something to a televised wrestling show. So much so, that TNA will be returning for another round of tapings in early August. Hernandez runs down the matches from the 7/17 show and recent happenings in TNA.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 370 - KENTA to WWE, Kurt Angle Dispels Rumors

We're back in the studio this week! On this week's slate:

WWE recently announced the signing of Japanese wrestler, KENTA to the WWE. KENTA is set to join the NXT developmental system in the very near future to begin training. WWE's Triple H had the following to say in a statement regarding the signing, "KENTA is an incredible performer who brings the crowd to its feet when he steps into the ring. WWE's signing of KENTA reflects our continued dedication to creating a diverse roster that appeals to our global fan base."


Newly "appointed" TNA authority figure, Kurt Angle commented about his upcoming contract renewal with TNA. "...I told them I need time to think about it." Angle also mentioned, "Because this next contract is going to be my last - whether WWE or TNA - this is it and where I'm going to retire." Kurt Angle has been talking about a WWE return for quite some time now. Can the two parties see eye to eye after years of being apart?


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Rabblecast Rewind: Wrestling Goes to the Movies

This week we present to you an episode from the archives. From our Blog Talk Radio days, our Wrestling in movies episode covers various different films from No Holds Barred, Ready to Rumble, Bodyslam, and many others.

You'll be shocked(and in some cases saddened) to see the marriage between Pro Wrestling and Hollywood.


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Rabblecast Ep. 369 - WWE Money in the Bank/RAW Fallout, TNA/Wrestle-1 News

WWE's Money in the Bank PPV was what many have come to expect from a WWE PPV. Excitement, surprises, and some questionable endings to more than one match. But all that led to a "reset" of sorts on the following Monday Night RAW. The anticipation of someone cashing in the "Money in the Bank" contract at any given time gave RAW a much needed boost. Not that it needed it though, with all the other great moments from this past RAW.

TNA and Wrestle-1 are continuing to help each other with announcements, upcoming shows, and the continued talent exchange. With so many "misses" on their home turf, maybe TNA can capitalize overseas in other markets. Time will tell if this recent partnership between TNA and Wrestle-1 makes any difference for either company.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 368 - TNA Taping in NYC, WWE Money in the Bank 2014 Rundown

TNA Wrestling had a big week while in New York recently. Hot off of a title change from last week's Impact Wrestling as (*Spoiler) Bobby Lashley defeated Eric Young for the TNA World Title. While in NYC, TNA announced that their upcoming Bound for Glory PPV will be held in Tokyo, Japan as a result of their teaming up with Wrestle-1 promotion. Find out what other things are going on in the world of TNA.

Meanwhile, the WWE is getting ready to hold their Money in the Bank 2014 PPV. Two special ladder matches will determine who will get a contract for a future WWE title shot and who will win the recently vacated WWE Championship! Who be next in line to be the "face" of the WWE?


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 9:01pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 367 - WWE Cuts, TNA Slammiversary 2014, and More!

It came almost out of nowhere, but it is not uncommon for WWE to cut a small group of performers post Wrestlemania. As always the speculation runs rampant as to the exact reason why. The WWE Network under performing, the renewed NBC TV deal not being as big as WWE hoped it would be, and a few others.

TNA Wrestling was forced to change the main event of their recent Slammiversary PPV. This was due to Authority figure, MVP being injured during an overseas match. This resulted in two qualifying matches as Bobby Lashley took on Samoa Joe and Austin Aries battled Kenny King to see who would earn a spot in the three-way steel cage match against current TNA Champion, Eric Young.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 366 - New Japan Pro News, Ric Flair, TNA Update

The guys cover some New Japan Pro Wrestling news, in particular the recent Best of the Super Juniors 2014 Tournament that took place over the weekend in Tokyo, Japan. Find out who won this year's tournament. As well as a quick rundown of the upcoming Dominion PPV set for June 21 in Japan.

Along with the usual wrestling news/rumors(WWE, TNA, etc.) the guys get slightly educational. But no worries, this is still a show about Professional Wrestling. But we do recommend the Peruvian Lomo Saltado dish the next time you dine out.


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 7:10pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 365 - WWE Payback Fallout, TNA News and More!

On the last episode of The Rabblecast we talked about WWE's Payback 2014. In this episode we bring you the results and the fallout from that pay per view. Find out how WWE handled not having the WWE World Heavyweight Title being defended on a pay per view.

Hernandez touches upon a few different thing that are plaguing TNA. Retaining talent, quick fire storylines, and even quicker character changes. All of these are just what we see on the surface. What else is keeping TNA from reaching a closer number two position to WWE?


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

Rabblecast Ep. 364 - WWE Payback 2014, Chikara, and more!

Erik and Doug(The Master of the Flip Phone) return to bring you some current event news. Specifically, WWE Payback 2014. The guys rundown the card and give their opinions of what to expect. Doug also gives a quick report on his recent outing to Chikara's return event, "You Only Live Twice".


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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 7:01pm EST

Do you know what Kayfabe is? Have you ever heard of Kayfabe? In this episode of The Rabblecast, Erik and Doug discuss one of the most confusing terms in professional wrestling(WWE, TNA, WCW, etc.).

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Category:Sports, Pro Wrestling, Comedy, -- posted at: 7:54pm EST

Rabblecast Rewind - The Very First Episode Of The Rabblecast

Eight years ago(5/17/06), two friends got together to record what was suppose to be a simple demo for a New Jersey radio station. That demo never reached the mail. Instead it became, The Rabblecast. A weekly excuse for two guys(James Hatton and Erik Hernandez) to get together and talk about one of their many favorite passions, professional wrestling. For eight years The Rabblecast has covered all things pro wrestling. From the big companies, the local shows, and even a few road stories from the guys themselves.

Since then the show has changed. Multiple guest(s), format changes, people have come and gone. But the idea has always been the same. Let's talk about wrestling!

With this episode, we are re-releasing our very first episode. Aside from the added intro, the audio is untouched and presented in its original form. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did back then. Thank you for listening.


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