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PWPonderings.com Indie Wrestling Podcast

This is the official Podcast of PWPonderings.com. On PWP Podcasts you will find a variety of shows, each with a different emphasis. Our Newscasts cover major indie wrestling results, upcoming shows, & discuss broad topics within indie wrestling. The Podcast of Honor focuses on Ring of Honor while VIVA CHIKARA is your one stop show for everything within the CHIKARA universe. We also occasionally have PWP Xtra where we go into in depth conversations with either wrestlers, bookers, or management of various promotions and get their opinion on major topics. PWPonderings.com is focused on bringing INDIE wrestling to everyone. Please check out PWPonderings.com for all of our written content and of course contact us at mailbag@PWPonderings.com with your questions or comments.
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Jun 19, 2018

For the second year in a row, Kevin Ford sits down with Tom Green, the man behind the upcoming Dynamite Cup tournament in Indiana. Kevin talks to Tom about why he decided to run the tournament again, the trials and tribulations behind this year's installment, lessons learned from the previous year, and a full breakdown of the tournament matches and what they mean to Tom. Oh, and Tom also let his four year old son book another battle royal. All this, plus information on you can participate in the show raffle and/or buy a ticket to the event, with all proceeds going to the "Together We Rise" charity. 

 
For all the information on the Dynamite Cup, including the card and information on how to purchase show tickets and raffle tickets, check out their twitter at @DynamiteCup
 
 
Jun 19, 2018

Chris, Rich, Dylan, and Jerome are here to talk about a lot of topics. Rich gives his thoughts on the two ROH shows from this past weekend. Dylan gives his thoughts on WSU crowning new champions. Then the four talk about the huge changes in wrestling that have happened in 2018, how Triple H's process is different from Vince's, how women's wrestling has changed the landscape and what is possible for the industry, ROH running MSG, the relationship between NJPW, ROH, Rev Pro, & CMLL, and more. They also discuss the new Powerslam Network to round out the discussion. What are your thoughts on any of these topics? Send your comments to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Jun 17, 2018
Jerome and Brian are back to discuss the latest Pixar/superhero box office smash, The Incredibles 2. They somehow make multiple Simpsons references and discuss how the film improves upon the first. They also go over some places where the film is weaker and answer some burning questions. Is this better than the original? Is this the best movie of the summer? What is the potential for a third film. Find out on our latest bonus episode. 
 
 
 
 
 
Jun 12, 2018

While GST is away, the kids will play! Rich and Dylan Hales man the helm for this week's show, discussing the Weekend of Tournaments, specifically the Tournament of Death and the Commonwealth Cup. Dylan discusses Jordynne Grace's performance this weekend and her place overall in the talk about best wrestler on the independents. The guys discuss New Day vs Omega and the Bucks at E32018, match ratings and NJPW's plan heading out of a Dominion. An episode you won't want to miss!

Jun 10, 2018
Jerome and Brian are back to discuss a superhero film that has no affiliation with either DC or Marvel, just the second time in 20 episodes this has happened. They discuss Pixar's entry into the genre, The Incredibles. They talk about the great voices, well thought out villains, well told story, amazing visuals, and the long lasting legacy. A great way to prepare for the sequel coming out next week. 
 
Be aware, there is an unannounced Avengers: Infinity War spoiler 37 minutes into the episode.  
Jun 6, 2018

CHIKARA’s tournament to determine the best of the mat grapplers ensues this Saturday! JUSTIN and Kevin predict the entire tournament from start to finish, and although they have different winners, the trajectory on how they get there is similar. In addition the tandem gives their thoughts on “Aniversario”, the Beyond Wrestling team for “Clan Feuds”, Matt Riddle vs. Mr. Touchdown, King of Trios, ice cream flavors, and more!


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Jun 5, 2018

On this weeks newscast Rich Laconi and Dylan Hales discuss Game Changer Wrestling's Tournament of Survival and the huge impact GCW has made on the broader independent wrestling scene. They also cover the cancellation of the ICW New York show due to licensing issues, Powerbomb.tv announcing two huge live streams for the coming weeks, and results from this weekends Ring of Honor events.

Jun 2, 2018
Jerome and Brian are kicking off Fantastic Four month with a look at the 2005 version and its (somehow) even worse sequel. Are they bad enough to make it into the pile of shame or do Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis elevate the material?
 
 
 
 
 
May 29, 2018

Chris, Rich, and Dylan are all back together and have a ton of things to talk about. They discuss the myriad of events that happened over the past weekend including ROH Honor United tour, Beyond Wrestling and WWR events, PWG, AAW, and more. They talk about why AAW is progressing at a more interesting pace than PWG and what the cause is for PWG's slump. They talk about what AIW did right with their JLIT and Chandler Biggins Memorial Tag Team Tournament. They discuss why the ROH United Tour while having tons of great wrestling felt like it fell short. They end the discussion with why the NWA/ALL IN relationship is a good thing and what its ramifications seem to be across the indie wrestling landscape. We also have an audio review of the ROH London show from Alex Gimenez. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

May 27, 2018
For the first time in this podcast project, Jerome and Brian have a pretty significant disagreement about a film. Jerome discusses the concept of fridging and why that ultimately proves to be a huge detriment. Brian discusses the pure enjoyment of some of the meta commentary. A fascinating listen as this is a time when the two co-hosts are not on the same wavelength. Be aware for spoilers: Avengers: Infinity War, Superman (1978), The Dark Knight. 
 
 
 
 
 
May 23, 2018
In this week's episode of the PWP Newscast Dylan Hales gives a brief rundown of this weekends Beyond Wrestling and Women's Wrestling Revolution events, as well as this weekends JT Lightning Tournament put on by a AIW.  Dylan also briefly touches on CM Punk being backstage at All In, the Corey Hollis and John Skyler feud concluding at PWX, and closes with a discussion of Evolve 104 and 105 results and the new talent that has come into the promotion. 
 
May 22, 2018

CHIKARA’s sixteenth birthday is this Saturday and they’re ringing it in with a stacked show! Kevin discusses some of his favorite Aniversario moments (including the best CHIKARA match of all time) and some key moments from the “Infinite Gauntlet” and latest “Hour of Power” before running down this weekend’s card with predictions. Find out why this duo is excited for the show!

 

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May 19, 2018
Jerome and Brian continue Ryan Reynolds month with a review of Deadpool. It's finally good! They break down the good, bad, and ugly of one of the more notable superhero movies in recent memory. Next week, it's a bonus review of Deadpool 2 but listen to our review of Deadpool beforehand! 
 
 
 
 
 
May 15, 2018

Chris, Rich, and Dylan are back and boy do they have a lot to talk about. Their major topic is the ALL IN where they discuss the sell out, what public perception is, is this an indie event?, and what will be the legacy of an event like this. Rich talks about all three live streamed War of the Worls events and what made him like the Lowell show most of all. Dylan breaks down the Making Towns Classic show and everything that went into making it happen. Send us your thoughts on ALL IN by emailing us at mailbag@pwponderings.com or leaving a comment below!

May 13, 2018
Jerome and Brian suck it up and review two more Ryan Reynolds's superhero vehicles. Spoiler alert: They are not very good at all. In fact, we may have one entrant into the pile of shame. They're able to breeze through these two movies in about an hour. Find out how Gambit and the Green Lantern Corps. get mishandled and why too much CGI isn't always a good thing. 
 
 
 
 
 
May 9, 2018

Chris and Rich are back with a big preview of the upcoming ROH War of the Worlds tour. They discuss the ins and outs, possible small storylines being told within the 4 show tour, and more. They also get into PWG news about BOLA, Marty Jannetty in the AIW JLIT tournament, PROGRESS running a tour of shows here in the US, and more. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

May 5, 2018
After a month frothing at the mouth over the greatness of the MCU, it's time to dial things back down as Jerome and Brian look at a movie that's not nearly as good as anything reviewed this past month. The duo completes the Blade trilogy with the worst of the series. David S. Goyer continues to get writing and directing work in the superhero genre, and this movie is evidence alone that that should probably stop. Is it bad enough to make the Pile of Shame? Find out in this episode. 
 
 
 
 
 
May 1, 2018

This Saturday is CHIKARA’s annual answer to the Royal Rumble - the Infinite Gauntlet! 33 of CHIKARA’s finest compete for a Golden Opportunity. Who do JUSTIN and Kevin think will win? Plus, predictions on the entire undercard which includes the debut of Mr. Anderson, and a look back at all three CHIKARA events from April. A packed show!

 

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May 1, 2018

Chris GST and Rich Laconi are back and they have a lot to talk about. Rich gives his reviews of the ROH Bound By Honor shows. They talk about the issues between GCW and Low Ki, details for PWG's May show, Beyond Wrestling's shows, and more. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Apr 29, 2018
Jerome and Brian have seen the MCU's latest and they discuss it in a spoilerific podcast. They draft their favorite moments and the best characters as well as answer ten burning questions. Somehow, the show ended up being only 90 minutes. Give it a listen and continue the recovery from an exhausting film going experience. 
 
 
 
 
 
Apr 25, 2018
After last week's mess, it's time to bask in the glory of one of the MCU's best, Captain America: Civil War, a movie that's two years old but has already spun off two huge hits and serves as a climax to one of the most important superhero relationships in years. 
 
 
 
 
 
Apr 24, 2018

Chris GST, Rich, Dylan, and Jerome are here this week to talk about a ton of topics. They talk about some of the major results of the weekend including the new Champions crowned at PWG. They also talk about the news of Janela/Ford/and Green for All In and what this could mean for this show They end the show talking about Keith Lee and where he might be going. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Apr 24, 2018

Jerome and Brian are back after their week off to discuss one of Marvel's weaker efforts, Avengers: Age of Ultron. There's some fun stuff, but man is this a big mess. Find out why what this film has in common with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and why Joss Whedon became a broken man. 

Apr 19, 2018

Our own Kevin Ford got a great chance to speak with former ROH and FIP Champion Erick Stevens. This is a special interview and we're proud to host it here and have it be a part of RAINN fundraiser rewards. Thank you again to Erick Stevens for speaking with us about wrestling and what he's been up to since leaving the business. You can follow him on twitter at @ericispbic and on Instagram at FamilyFoodDude

Apr 18, 2018

Chris GST is going solo this week to discuss major results of the weekend from ROH, AAW, CZW, CHIKARA, and more. He discusses the controversy between Rich Swann and Moses Malone and fan reaction to these types of situations. Chris also talks about Joey Janela leaving CZW and more. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

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