It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since CM Punk won the WWE Championship from John Cena at Money In The Bank 2011 in Chicago. One of the greatest WWE matches of the 2000s, this week we look back on that moment in time. Not just the bout itself, but also the build that preceded it, the happenings behind the scenes, and the (flawed) aftermath.
Happy Independence Day weekend! Fitting the theme, we thought it was as good of time as ever to discuss the rich history of the NWA and WCW Great American Bash PPV events (and tours). We’re joined by wrestling historian Graham Cawthon, founder of TheHistoryofWWE.com, to get into all of the details of the Bash events. We talk best moments, best matches, how the event got started, and much more.
Jim Ross joins us for a great 30 minute interview. We cover lots of topics, notably his new book (Under The Black Hat), his best WWE talent acquisitions, Steve Austin’s heel turn at WrestleMania 17, his own personal Mt. Rushmore of wrestling announcers, the refreshing changes he’s seen at AEW, and even his thoughts on the breaking news that The Revival have been released from WWE.
This episode of the podcast looks at the best Hell In A Cell matches in WWE history. We give our own personal Mt. Rushmore when it comes to greatest WWE Hell In A Cell matches. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle break down their top four cell matches of all time. A really fun discussion that looks back at some of the most iconic matches in WWE history. We finish the discussion looking at the state of the match today and whether or not it has been watered down over the years.
This episode of the podcast looks at the greatest tag team specialists in WWE history. Pro wrestling is filled with great tag team workers, but who are the best of the best? We set out on a mission to examine the top wrestlers when it comes to working across multiple great teams over the years.
Who would we put on our Mt. Rushmore? These are performers who held tag team championships with multiple partners while never becoming world champion as a singles star. It’s a great deep-dive conversation you are sure to enjoy.