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Busy Wrestling Weekend Recap, WWE Turns Back the Clock Heading to SummerSlam (Ep. 740)

BTR podcast July 17, 2019

Brian Fritz and Connor Casey discuss the busy weekend in wrestling including AEW Fight for the Fallen, plusses and minuses of the show, and where they are leading up to All Out. Then they dive into WWE Extreme Rules and Brock Lesnar once again the Universal Champion, how WWE has turned back the clock, why history matters, how SummerSlam is ...

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The Man is Suspended, Elimination Chamber, New IWGP Champion | (Ep. 716)

Brian Fritz and Stew Myrick discuss the latest twist in the Becky Lynch storyline with her being replaced by Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania, the reaction to the angle, and if it would be better to have 1-on-1 match between Lynch and Ronda Rousey or a triple threat match including Charlotte. Plus, they talk the week in WWE TV, Sunday’s Elimination ...

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All Elite Wrestling News, WK13 Preview, Best of 2018

Brian Fritz and Stew Myrick discuss All Elite Wrestling, what we know about it right now and speculation about the group as it comes together, the growing talent wars between promotions, and the political ramifications between AEW and other groups. Plus, they preview NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 including their predictions, take a look back at the best matches and wrestlers ...

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WWE Crown Jewel Controversy and Setup, Evolution, NJPW WK13 Matches

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the WWE Crown Jewel controversy and if WWE should do the show considering the politics surrounding it, what they would do if a change was made, looking back at the Super Show-Down event and Shawn Michaels upcoming return to the ring, matches for Crown Jewel and Evolution, NXT UK television announcement, the NJPW King ...

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Comparing ROH and NJPW, WWE Ratings, Super Show-Down

Brian Fritz and Mike Sempervive discuss the ROH ‘Death Before Dishonor” and NJPW “Fighting Spirit Unleashed” shows and compare the two companies, how Wrestle Kingdom is shaping up, the upcoming WWE Super Show-Down event including The Undertaker facing Triple H, if any titles will change on that show, the week in WWE storylines and the decline in “RAW” and “SmackDown” ...

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Paul Heyman Performance + Pairing, Pancake Power and Free Agent Rumors

Brian Fritz and Joe Roderick discuss Paul Heyman’s dramatic performance on RAW and who he could be paired with next along with SummerSlam scenarios, a pancake story from attending SmackDown, the super-sized SummerSlam card, big names including Kenny Omega, Daniel Bryan, The Young Bucks, and Shinsuke Nakamura possibly becoming free agents, All In on WGN and its lineup, and an ...

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Tragic Weekend, Brock Lesnar on WWE TV, Daniel Bryan, + NJPW G1 Update

Brian Fritz is joined by Mike Sempervive to discuss the passing of “Grandmaster Sexay” Brian Christopher, Nikolai Volkoff, and Brickhouse Brown, Brock Lesnar returning to WWE TV, who Paul Heyman could align himself with, how badass Samoa Joe has been, the future of Elias and Daniel Bryan, other “RAW” and “SmackDown” happenings from the past week, and how the NJPW G1 ...

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Pro Wrestling in MMA, Brock Lesnar in WWE, and Cutting Dangerous Moves

Brian Fritz is joined by Dave LaGreca of the “Busted Open” show on SiriusXM as they discuss the role of pro wrestling in MMA, Brock Lesnar’s return to the UFC and confrontation with Daniel Cormier, when he will defend the WWE Universal Championship and the problem WWE has created, the NJPW G1 Special, cutting down on dangerous moves, the Roman Reigns ...

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Kevin Kelly on Growth of NJPW, Calling Okada-Omega 4, and Upcoming G1 Climax

Brian Fritz is joined by the voice of New Japan Pro Wrestling Kevin Kelly to discuss the growth of the brand and how hot it is right now, calling the historic Kazuchika Okada – Kenny Omega 4 match at Dominion, Okada’s incredible run as the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, and the upcoming G1 Climax tournament including who are the favorites and ...

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NJPW vs. WWE Presentation Style, MITB Preview

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the buzz coming off NJPW Dominion and the incredible championship match between Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada, differences in presentation between New Japan and the WWE, the growth of non-WWE wrestling around the world and those promotions trying to capitalize off it, the possible future of Omega and The Young Bucks. Ring of Honor ...

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ROH COO Joe Koff on Growth, Young Bucks, + Working with NJPW

Brian Fritz talks with Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff about the company’s growth, where it has gone over the past year, working with the likes of Cody and the Young Bucks, keeping its talent now compared to years past, its relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling, working with other promotions and exchanging talent, its Honor Rising streaming service, Supercard ...

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Hangman Page and Jay White Talk NJPW Strong Style Evolved

  Brian Fritz talks with Adam “Hangman” Page and “Switchblade” Jay White who will be squaring off for the NJPW IWGP United States Championship at the March 25 Strong Style Evolved event in Long Beach, Calif. that will be airing live on AXS TV beginning at 8 p.m. ET. First, “Hangman” Page talk about comparisons between the two, moving up the card, Bullet ...

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Booking John Cena, NEW IMPROVED 205 Live, Bullet Club Redefining in ’18

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman discuss the current WWE booking for John Cena leading into WrestleMania and this point in his career, RAW and SmackDown television and the difficult position of closing in on Mania but having to fill three months, the new and improved ‘205 Live’, the ‘is it real’ feud between Booker T and Corey Graves, the latest ‘what ...

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