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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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Jul 17, 2018

Chris, Rich, and Dylan are back to talk a lot of indie wrestling. They cover major results from the weekend including CHIKARA vs Beyond Wrestling, St Louis Anarchy, and PWG. Then they delve into top stories such as ROH and NJPW running the world's most famous arena. The trio discuss Powerbomb.TV's big weekend of shows and why it's important for them to succeed. They also discuss Jeff Cobb debuting at ROH this weekend and what it could mean. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Jul 12, 2018
Jerome and Brian are back with another bonus episode as they discuss the latest from Marvel Studios. This time the Wasp is around. Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and a host of other cast members bring new life to the franchise. Some of the same problems remain, but there are still a ton of great moments to be discussed. The duo discusses possible future movies in this franchise and just how this might connect with the fourth Avengers film. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jul 11, 2018

Rich and Dylan run down the news this week including the Taeler Hendrix/Jay Lethal situation, Nick Aldis v Flip Gordon and what that means for All In, Dojo Pro, The G1 special, NOVA Pro’s American Slang event and more !

Jul 10, 2018

This weekend, CHIKARA and Beyond Wrestling compete in a Best of 5 Series! Who do JUSTIN and Kevin believe will take the series? Plus: the annual (sorta) baseball show, a King of Trios update, and more!

 

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Jul 9, 2018

Chris GST, Rich, Ari, and Chris Miccio are back to talk about a lot of controversy and more in this episode of the Podcast of Honor. They delve into the fallout from Best in the World and the transition to Jay Lethal as the new Ring of Honor World Champion. They talk about the controversy surrounding Jay Lethal and allegations from Taeler Hendrix. They then discuss upcoming ROH shows and more. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Jul 8, 2018

Jerome and Brian are back to talk about the visual wonder that is Doctor Strange. It's another origin story with some whitewashing and cultural appropriation to boot. Still, there is some fun to be found, particularly in the third act. Is it enough to get into the Pantheon? ​

Jul 3, 2018

Chris GST and Rich are here to talk about a lot of things from this past week. They discuss Rich's time as the Spanish broadcaster for ROH's Best in the World PPV, run down the show, and the ramifications from the title change that happened at the TV tapings which ROH hasn't hidden at all. They talk about the controversy stemming from certain people being booked on the NJPW/CEO Gaming convention and how Kenny Omega responded to it. The show opens with Dylan Hales providing us with an update and a special SCI announcement. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Jul 2, 2018
Jerome and Brian discuss the most inconsequential and perhaps most entertaining of the MCU movies, Ant-Man. They discuss the great casting choices, the fantastic first scene which collided a number of worlds, and whether Evangeline Lilly should have been the Wasp. They also discuss why Darren Cross may be the worst villain in MCU ever. You don't need to play a game of Telephone to hear our thoughts on this movie. 
 
 
 
Jun 27, 2018

Chris GST goes solo this week to discuss a ton of results from this past weekend including both EVOLVE shows which featured a rare WWE NXT title match. Beyond Wrestling had some fun news items coming out such as Gresham being pushed out of the Dream Team and Joey Janela announcing his last death match. Chris also talks about the Dynamite Cup, AAW, and CHIKARA. PWG's final entrants into this year's BOLA tournament are discussed along with RISE Wrestling's financial situation. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Jun 25, 2018

Chris, Rich, Ari, and Miccio are finally back with LOTS to talk about. The crew talk about the issues with the MSG deal and offer up some insight as to what other venues ROH could look into within the New York area. They look at Punishment Martinez as TV Champion and what it means for the future. Then the crew preview the Best in the World PPV with some surprising predictions for the main event. Including some long form scenarios that could play out. Tell us what you think! Send your feedback to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Jun 24, 2018
There is a recent superhero film that gas a reputation for being one of the worst movies ever produced. Just when you thought the first two Fantastic Four films were the worst way a legendary superhero team could be portrayed, there's this. Jerome and Brian discuss this disaster and try to identify where it all went wrong. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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!

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