This week, BoredWrestlingFan Radio celebrates it’s 300th episode! We go back to our roots and talk about pro wrestling for once, including rundowns and recaps of WWE’s TLC PPV, RAW going Under Siege, and SmackDown Live. We discuss how we expect booking to go through Survivor Series, and try to figure out what exactly a captain of a Survivor Series team’s role is. Joe and JT lament their respective favorite football teams’ performances.
In the news, Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae will all be coming to an indie show near you after being released from their WWE contracts. WWE has a good financial quarter. We learn some of the potential names for guest referees for the Jinder Mahal/Brock Lesnar match at Survivor Series. ROH TV possibly expanding, Roman Reigns has the mumps, Riccochet and Tessa Blanchard possibly heading to Impact, the latest on Jeff Jarrett, our own Total Bellas season finale synopsis, and much more! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, the JT and Joe calculate their daily incomes. Joe makes America great again, according to Noyce and JT Trump. Joe reveals what he’ll leave JT in his will. We discuss the differences between Canadian and American variants of food. We get into the illness going around WWE that has caused major changes to tonight’s TLC card. We then run down the card and give our opinions. G pays a touching tribute to Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, who passed away this week.
In the news, viral meningitis ravages the RAW locker room and severely effects TLC. AJ Styles and Kevin Owens miss shows on the road, prompting Triple H to step in. Updates on the WWE futures of Neville and Nia Jax. Bully Ray retires. Taryn Terrell leaves Impact Wrestling. News on Samoa Joe, Kane, Brie Bella, Jim Ross, and much, much more. Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, JT gets an unexpected friend request. Joe deals with an internet troll that’s NOT Mavenfan. We talk about how boring baseball is while JT and G remind Joe of how many times he’s posted about the Yankees in the postseason on social media. Joe tweets WWE Hall of Famer and US President Donald Trump. We run down the Hell In A Cell results. Drowgoddess catches us up on the latest in NJPW and ROH, after expressing her distaste for the Comic Sans font.
In the news… well… not much, really. We have a discussion about Neville leaving, and briefly touch on Jimmy Jacobs being fired for taking a selfie with the Bullet Club, but there’s not much else, other than our own Total Bellas preview! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan, we discuss the passing of Tom Petty and the irresponsible reporting from the media, which transitions into a discussion about the terrible tragedy that took place in Las Vegas last week, and how modern technology has changed the way news is reported. We transition into football players kneeling for the national anthem, and then seamlessly into a brief touch on RAW and SmackDown before going over tonight’s Hell In A Cell card.
In the news, why AJ Styles hasn’t been wrestling on SmackDown revealed. News on Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey. An update on who Sister Abigail is. Why Sunday Night Heat and WCW Thunder are not on the Network. News on a potential Lucha Underground fourth season, Shane McMahon invests in a marijuana company, Kurt Angle as Col. Sanders, and more! Plus, we preview Total Bellas. Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we celebrate The Simpsons season premiere, while simultaneously hoping that the show ends after next season. Joe likens his reasons for watching The Simpsons to those of him watching RAW – “I just don’t know anything else.” We then discuss local music and why most of Syracuse’s scene is made up of cover bands. Our attention then turns to Michael Bay’s Transformers films, as JT recently watched the latest offering. This leads directly into the chosen break song for the week.
In the news… not much. The Young Bucks are told to cease and desist. Cesaro needs dental surgery, while Jeff Hardy needs shoulder surgery. The concussion lawsuit against WWE gets an update in favor of the sports entertainment juggernaut. Ric Flair’s claim of sleeping with over 10,000 women is refuted by Ron Jeremy, while Marty Janetty wants to sleep with one woman in particular. Also, that prick who was making misogynistic comments about women wrestlers on Twitter last week has his account suspended. Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we pay our respects to the late, great Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, who passed away this past Sunday at the age of 72. We then go on a rant about Donald Trump’s criticism of NFL players who do not stand during the National Anthem, as Joe and JT watch NFL games and discuss how that criticism seems to have backfired. We run down the WWE No Mercy card, and Drow catches us up on New Japan Pro Wrestling.
In the news, a segment on SmackDown involving Jinder Mahal even has the WWE audience saying “that’s too far.” Cody Rhodes signs a Ring of Honor contract. WWE schedules their Starrcade event against WrestleCade. Jim Cornette can’t leave the country, and therefore leaves GFW – which itself may also be re-rebranded. WWN and FloSports discontinue their working relationship. Plus news on Paige, Ric Flair, Vince McMahon, and more. Tune in!
I’m at a loss for words right now. Which is something you could never say about Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. Even when he lost the ability to speak, “The Brain” never lost the wit that earned him that nickname. I, on the other hand, get paid for my ability to speak and have been rendered speechless by the news I got just after BoredWrestlingFan Radio went off the air earlier this afternoon, when I learned that Bobby Heenan had passed away at the age of 72.
I never got to meet Bobby Heenan. I came close once, but it didn’t happen. Still, I feel like I’ve known him my entire life. My first memory of this wacky world of professional wrestling was Hulk Hogan talking about getting Heenan’s charge King Kong Bundy in a cage at WrestleMania 2. I watched him from the time I started watching wrestling until the time he retired. To this day, I find myself tweeting things Bobby said when I watch old episodes of Monday Nitro…
I said in the previous paragraph that I came close to meeting Bobby Heenan once. For a brief period of time, there was a WWE retail shop in Niagara Falls, Ontario, called – appropriately – WWE Niagara Falls. Bobby Heenan, the late Roddy Piper, and “Mean Gene” Okerlund were there for a signing, and my friends and I went. Unfortunately, we’d gotten up there late and the security guard would not let us get in line. The trio proceeded to do an episode of “Piper’s Pit” right outside the store that my friends and I were able to witness, but we were not able to get in line and meet them. Sure, it would have been great to meet Roddy Piper and Gene Okerlund, but more than anything else, I wanted to get my Bobby Heenan action figure signed.
Needless to say, I’m devastated by The Brain’s passing. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go find out what my mom is getting me for Mother’s Day…
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we talk about Star Wars, Gotham, Babylon 5, and all kinds of other films and television shows as we discuss the merits of digital media vs. those of physical media. We discuss the differences between the various versions of the original Star Wars trilogy, and Joe reveals that he owns three different physical copies of The Simpsons movie. We then talk about video games and how the shift to digital downloads has affected the trade-in industry. Then finally we get around to discussing RAW, SmackDown, the Mae Young Classic, and even 205 Live!
In the news, does Shane McMahon equal ratings? Did Vince McMahon blade on Smackdown? WWE finds out that Baron Corbin was part of a CTE lawsuit against the NFL. We rant about WWE’s Susan G Komen partnership every October. Hulk Hogan shows “tough love” to Florida, Serg Salinas tries to put Joe out of work, and more! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we go as long as we possibly can without even alluding to what is supposed to be the topic of this show. Joe talks about Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd fame). JT talks about It (much to G’s chagrin). Drow talks about how things are going in Houston weeks after Harvey.
In the news, the USA Network convinces the WWE to run live RAW events on both Christmas and New Year’s Day. An update on the Four Horsewomen of MMA vs. Four Horsewomen of WWE feud. The old story of GFW/Impact/TNA’s financial issues and struggle to survive rears it’s head again. Update on the Mayweather/McGregor buyrate. Plus news on Chris Jericho, Baron Corbin, JBL, Big Show, Jeff Jarrett, and more. Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we discuss the devastation of Hurricane Harvey as Drowgoddess returns to the show. We talk about what turned out to be a pretty crazy episode of WWE RAW, a little about SmackDown, and delve into the Mae Young Classic before talking about what’s going on in New Japan.
In the news, we discuss the Rosemary/Sexy Star situation from last week’s TripleMania event. JBL steps down from his role as commentator on SmackDown. Reports of The Undertaker’s return have apparently been greatly exaggerated. Injury updates on Samoa Joe and Xavier Woods, rumors about the vacant NXT Women’s Championship, GFW gets their TV deal renewed, and much more! Tune in!