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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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Dec 27, 2017

Chris GST and Dylan Waco run down some previews and thoughts for the big upcoming weekend of shows here at the end of 2017. 

Dec 27, 2017
It's Battlecade week, and we have the finish of a conversation with a man who was on many of those Battlecades: Kamakazi Kid (@darkkazi). In the second and final part of this interview Kazi has some physical regrets, talks about the great young talent of CWF and who he wishes he could work a program with. He also enlightens us on just how Brad Stutts changed CWF's Storytelling when he took over creative, the evolution of the CWF in-ring style,  and who loved to work with while he was a regular. Plus, Kazi F-bombs some CWF legends and tells another guttural yet heartwarming story about his guidance of Trevor Lee. Kazi is the best. See you all at Battlecade.
 
 
 
Dec 25, 2017

Ari Berenstein hosts the ROH Retrocast where him and his guests take a look back at some of the greatest ROH shows of the past. This time around, Chris GST and Chris Miccio join him again to discuss what some say is one of the best shows in 2006 and ROH history, Glory By Honor V Night 2 which featured the first time Pro Wrestling NOAH’s GHC title was defended in ROH with Naomichi Marifuji defending it against Nigel McGuinness and the historic ROH title defense between Bryan Danielson (WWE Daniel Bryan) and KENTA. Hope you enjoy and send your thoughts to contact@ROHWorld.com

Dec 21, 2017
This week on The CWF Road Diaries, we pick up our conversation with southern graps advocate, Dylan Hales. Host Johnny P (@Johnphilapavage) and Dylan (@DylanWaco) talk about what CWF needs to do to gain more visibility, what they are doing right in terms of visibility, and where they stand. They transition into talk of the epic Trevor Lee title reign. Discussion includes when a reign reaches the point of being a hindrance to others on the roster, when is the right time to transfer the title, who can they/is CWF getting ready, and who might be the odds on favorite to take the gold - or just be a relevant main eventer in the future. Its Christmas in...December. Enjoy! 
 
 
 
Dec 19, 2017

Chris and Rich are back to talk about the live experience from Rich's time at Final Battle. They talk about all the major news including the announcement of the Women of Honor Championship and Dalton Castle being your new ROH World Champion. They also talk about the "controversial" spot from the 6 man tag title match and other moments from the show. They talk about what this means for ROH going forward when it comes to having Dalton Castle as World Champion. They also talk about the interesting news of Oney Lorcan returning to Beyond Wrestling for an autograph session and if this is connected to Apollo Crews making an appearance for PCW. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Dec 18, 2017
We go back to the old school for this CWF Road Diaries, as Host Johnny P (@johnphilapavage) hangs out with CWF Legend Kamakazi Kid (@darkkazi). Kazi goes from a touching story about his father and his origins within the profession to a not-so sentimental story about how he started in CWF working with Ric Converse. He also touches on mentorship within the CWF locker room today and how he helps your young favorites get better. Come for the cool mask, stay for the humor and thought. 
 
 
Dec 14, 2017
This week on the CWF Road Diaries host John Philapavage (@johnphilapavage) talks to his dear, close, personal, long-time friend - and more importantly a mover and shaker in the southern independent world - Dylan Hales (@dylanwaco). Dylan is the man who introduced John to CWF, and they go into the origin story of each other's interest in the company, as well as the moment CWF broke on the internet "smart fan" stage. It gets in the weeds on wrestling internet culture from a decade ago, Stuttsy, PWO and the Death Valley Driver board. The guys talk about the southern graps movement and only manage to name check Tanahashi and Brock Lesnar once or twice the entire time. Ah, the Christmas season!
 
 
Dec 14, 2017

Rich Laconi and Dylan Hales are back with another edition of the PWP Newcast. This week the guys cover Evolve’s final shows of the year and the new format the promotion is using for events going forward, CZW’s Cage of Death including the controversial ending to the show that had fans everywhere asking “work or shoot?,” and the Kenny Omega/Chris Jericho angle that capped off the NJPW tag league.

Dec 11, 2017

Chris, Rich, Ari, and Miccio are here with your questions, submitted at <a href="http://rohforum.site/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">ROHforum.site</a>. Lots of fun topics such as where does the crew think happens if Dalton wins the title at FB, what five indie wrestlers would we want ROH to bring in, and of course the controversial question on if The Dawgs are our guilty pleasure's. This is worth the listen alone for Rich explaining why the Dawgs are so entertaining. Other questions include the Briscoes heel turn and if ROH has issues when it comes to re-signing talent. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Dec 5, 2017

Chris and Rich are back to discuss some controversial topics this week. First up is an interview with Drew Cordiero of Beyond Wrestling talking about what happened with the Youtube subscription channel and why he's partnered with Powerbomb.TV. He also discusses the importance of branding, keeping Beyond going, and more. Then the crew talks about the situation between Glory Pro, Sean Orleans, Michael Elgin and why <a href="https://wp.me/p1rVA2-1kp" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Elgin has released this statement on the situation</a>. Updates about the iPPV/VOD numbers given to FloSlam from WWNLive is also discussed in some detail and reactions to the news. Send us your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Dec 4, 2017

Chris, Ari, Miccio, and Rich are back to talk about all the news in ROH. They discuss Punishment Martinez winning the Survival of the Fittest 2017 tournament. They talk about the future young talent and how they could be booked. They also discuss how Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks are working towards creating that 10,000 seat arena and if they really want to see Daniel Bryan come back. Then the group previews Final Battle and what could happen afterwards. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Nov 30, 2017
We're back after turkey took precedent last week to finish our interview with Josh Barre (@cwftj) and roll into a just-recorded quick hit with Papa Hales (@mikeHales9). Its essentially a double episode to warm you on that cold morning drive. Show some love to Josh. Show some love to your Papa! Listen to CWF Road Diaries. 
 
 
Nov 28, 2017

Chris and Rich discuss some breaking news about Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks self funding a 10,000 seat arena to hold an event, most likely partnering with ROH. They also discuss Cody's effect on ROH and is he possibly the "best" ROH Champion because of his ability to spread the reach of ROH to more fans. They also talk about the effect of international talent on US indies and if diversity via fly-in talent makes a difference. A lot of other fun discussion. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Nov 28, 2017

The finale of CHIKARA’s eighteenth season is just around the corner, and JUSTIN and Kevin are here with a full preview! All seven matches are discussed in detail with predictions for future title challengers, who will be masked, and who will leave the finale as Grand Champion. Plus, Kevin shuns JUSTIN for the way he consumes music! Will this be the final episode of VIVA? It could be, and you’ll have to listen to find out why!

 

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Nov 21, 2017

Chris, Rich, and Dylan are back to talk about a ton of fun stuff from around the indie scene. Dylan talks about his busy weekend experience with the first ever Trios Tournament presented by the Scenic City Invitational promotion. He talks about the winners in Team Glory Pro and provides some fun backstage insights. Then the trio talk about Punishment Martinez winning the 2017 incarnation of the Survival of the Fittest tournament and some other ROH news and what we can expect to see in the near future. The guys also talk about the NWA brand appearing in tons of new places including House of Hardcore and CZW. A fun show. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Nov 20, 2017
In the second episode of the seasons host Johnny P. (@johnphilapavage) continues speaking with CWF's Josh Barre (@cwftj) about ribs played on him, shooting ringside, refereeing matches and what he's been taught to do to be the best ref he can be. Learn all the things about the CWF, brothers!
 
 
Nov 15, 2017

Chris, Rich, and Dylan are back to discuss a number of topics. The rebranding of the NWA and Tim Storm, the affect NJPW is having on a number of US indies, the boost of the indie scene thanks to creating newer talent, and more. They also discuss who some of their favorite new talents are coming up and what else can be done. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com 

Nov 14, 2017

After reflecting on the late Eddie Guerrero, JUSTIN and Kevin get into the New England triple shot coming up this weekend! With these being the last shows before CHIKARA’s season finale, the duo makes some bold predictions about potential title bouts and match-ups for December. All matches are touched on in detail, including Mike Quackenbush vs. Max Smashmaster, Keith Lee’s CHIKARA debut against Dasher Hatfield, and the first Grand Championship opportunity for the Proletariat Boar of Moldova. Kick back for 69 (nice) minutes of CHIKARA chatter!

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Nov 8, 2017
The CWF Road Diaries is back with a second season and another feed (thanks @Place2BeNation and @PWPonderings). This week host John Philapavage (@johnphilapavage) has a surprise at the beginning, a surprise at the end, and the creamy center is Joshua Bare (@cwftj). Don't know who Josh is? What he does for CWF? Well get learned up with a primer in this episode. Educate yourselves as John hits the road in North Carolina again.
 
 
Nov 7, 2017

Chris and Rich are back this week to talk all the big news coming out of NJPW and more. Kenny Omega versus Chris Jericho. The reach of Being the Elite and how it's growing the industry. Matches announced for Wrestle Kingdom 12 and how the relationship between NJPW and ROH is helping indie wrestling. They also talk about the resurgence of Jimmy Jacobs on the indie scene and CZW entering the Chinese market. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Oct 29, 2017

On this installment of the Hardcore Roundtable Christopher Lawrence and F'n Ronnie talk at length about CZW's "The Wolf of Wrestling". For more CZW action check out www.czwstudios.com 

Oct 26, 2017

Rich is joined by Kevin this week to talk about the Powerbomb TV/ Smart Mark Video relationship, Ricochet winning the PWG World Title, some ROH Final Battle discussion, and more. The duo discuss the possible Chuck Taylor participation and Kenny Omega/Cody supercard match. Kevin also discusses NOVA Pro and the goings on there. Rich also talks about Five Borough Wrestling this weekend. Send your feedback to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Oct 25, 2017

CHIKARA is playing two shows in CHIKAGO this weekend! On the afternoon show, Moose and the Carnies debut and the Osirian Portal returns!(?) In the evening, three guys look for a Grand Championship opportunity while another man goes for the gold itself, and N_R_G explodes! Of course, there’s plenty of storyline implications, and Kevin and JUSTIN talk about all of it! Impress your friends by listening to this podcast and reciting trivial knowledge to them!

 

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Oct 18, 2017

Rich Laconi and Dylan Hales are here with a new episode discussing all the news from the weekend. They covered Global Wars, the Evolve shows including Keith lee winning the WWWN title, the appearance of The End (Parrow, Odinson and Drennan). CWF Mid-Atlantic and Glory pro from a live perspective and Rich's experience at the Monster Factory Pro Wrestling Super Camp. The Fact that Rich met GLACIER and the Powerbomb show this weekend​. Send thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Oct 16, 2017

The Scenic City Invitational team returns to the Chattanooga, Tennessee area on November the 18th at Hixson High School for the first ever Scenic City Trios tournament. Doors open at 6:30, with a 7:30 bell time for the one night, 8 team, single elimination event which is a fundraiser for the schools football team.

Tickets for the event can be purchased from Dylan Hales via email at DylanWaco@gmail.com. Floor seats are $15 and general admission seating (bleachers) is $10. Advanced ticket holders will get first entry into the gym on November 18th.

In addition to the wrestling event, on Saturday November 18 from 9am - 2pm Hixson High School will also host a Toy, Comic, and Card show. Admission is a suggested donation of $2 or if you're interested in being a vendor, tables are just $20. Contact ScottCHensley@yahoo.com for more information.

The Scenic City Trios field consists of top talent and Trios teams from all over the independent wrestling scene. We are proud to have PWPonderings as an official sponsor and to exclusively announce first round matchups for the tournament on PWPonderings.

First Round:

A Case of Ducklings (Ugly Ducklings and Ethan Case) vs. Southern Motors (The Good Ol Boys and Torque)

The Rat Pack (The Gymnasty Boys and Mallaki Matthews) vs. The Nightmare Mob (Joey and Matt Lynch and Kyle Matthews)

Team Glory Pro (Myron Reed, Curt Stallion and Gary Jay) vs. Team Southern Underground Pro (AJ Gray, Kevin Ku, and Jaden Newman)

The Viking War Party (Jake Parnell, Alex Rudolph, and Frank Wyatt) vs. The Carnies (Kerry Awful, Nick Iggy, and Tripp Cassidy)

The winners of these first round matches will advance to the semi-finals, with the winners of those matches facing off in the tournament finals.

The Gunner Miller and Cyrus The Destroyer rivalry also continues at Scenic City Trios as the two big men will face off in singles action.

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