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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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Oct 23, 2018

Kevin and JUSTIN are SO EXCITED that the Lethal Lottery is back that they've come out of their caves to podcast once again! The two reminiscence on the original event from 2008, discuss this Saturday's event, thoughts on interim champions, and some bold predictions for the tournament itself. Check it out!

 

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Oct 21, 2018
So it's come to this. Spider-Man 3. One of the most reviled superhero movies of all-time. Tobey McGuire goes all emo. Avi Arad tried to stuff three villains in a two hour movie. Topher Grace goes to church and becomes a crappy Venom instead of finishing That 70's Show. Will Jerome and Brian see this movie as a turd in the wind?
Oct 16, 2018

Chris, Rich, and Dylan have a lot of heavy topics this week. The trio talk about the biggest story going on in pro wrestling this week which is the ties of WWE with Saudi Arabia and how social responsibility should trickle down into indie wrestling. How indie wrestling should respond to this type of behavior and how culturally important it can be for us as fans. 

Discussion then turns to Stokely Hathaway no longer being with EVOLVE and what that means. Then the trio have some great banter about The Collective, a big endeavor by Game Changer Wrestling for Wrestlemania weekend. Dylan talks about the supershow that Powerbomb.TV is preparing for that weekend.

Send us your thoughts on any of these topics at mailbag@pwponderings.com

Oct 14, 2018
It's Doc Oc time! Jerome and Brian review one of the most popular superhero movies of all-time. Who knew Peter Parker getting shit on for two hours would be so popular? This movie might be better, but is it good enough to qualify? The answer might surprise you. But seriously, that subway scene though...
Oct 11, 2018
It's the first of two Spider-Man months in 2018. First up is the movie that started it all. Relive Tobey McGuire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Defoe, Macy Gray, and even Chad Kroger. Jerome and Brian talk about all the iconic moments, including the big upside down kiss and Bonesaw indeed being ready. This movie might be popular, but will this be good enough to make our pantheon?
Oct 8, 2018

The Podcast of Honor is back and taking the place of the Newscast for this week as Rich, Ari, and Chris GST discuss all the news around ROH. They give their overall thoughts on the Death Before Dishonor show and what the events of the show mean going forward. They discuss the influence of Jeff Cobb and how he adds to the product. They discuss the possibility of Taven vs Lethal at Final Battle and how it will really divide the fans. Plus lots of other discussion including a spoiler section at the end. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com 

 

 

Oct 2, 2018

Dylan Hales is in the host seat this week (god help us) and is joined by his dear, close, personal, long time, friend, Rich Laconi to run down the week in indie wrestling. The two man gang discuss Ring of Honor's Death Before Dishonor, Punishment Martinez leaving ROH and Jeff Cobb making a big impact in the promotion, more details on The Independent Collective organized by GCW that is coming to Wrestlemania weekend and close by looking at Beyond Wrestling's "Please Come Back" event that aired this weekend on Powerbomb.tv.

Oct 1, 2018
How many podcasts can transition from First Reformed to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? This one sure did. Jerome and Brian are joined by The Reel World's Mike Thomas to offer some takes on some of the summer blockbusters as well as some of the smaller films which hit theaters between April 27 (Thanks Disney) and Labor Day. Enjoy our reflections and check out some summer flicks you may have missed out on.
Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Keith joins Chris to preview the 2018 Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament. He discusses his favorite matches and shares some fun thoughts on the weekend as a whole

Sep 25, 2018

Chris, Rich, and Dylan are back with a packed show discussing an umber of topics. They delve into indie wrestling injuries, the prospect of indies at Wrestlemania Weekend, and some of the weekend results. Dr Keith joins Chris to preview the upcoming Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament from AAW for this weekend. Then Rich and Chris close out the show with a full preview for ROH Death Before Dishonor. 

Sep 23, 2018
Hey now, Jerome and Brian are all-stars this weekend as they discuss the 1999 borderline cult classic Mystery Men. It's an interesting archive of the late 90s, especially when you look at the cast and the fact this helped turn Smash Mouth into huge stars for a hot minute. Will this oddball film be good enough to get into the pantheon? Find out. 
 
 
 
Sep 18, 2018

Chris and Rich are back with a short Newscast with Chris discussing his time at PWG's BOLA weekend. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright He's-Not-Human moments. Rich gives his thoughts on Matt Taven in CMLL's main event and if he's lost his hair and what it could mean down the line. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com 

Sep 16, 2018
Jerome and Brian are back, and it definitely wasn't the second time they had to record this podcast. They discuss the ultimate 90s anti-hero in Spawn. Find out why the villain performances atone for a generally mediocre to bad movie and some of the worst special effects ever realized.
Sep 11, 2018

Rich takes the reigns alone this week while GST and Dylan are out roaming. He starts off by covering Glacier's December 1998 before moving on to GCW's Nick Gage Invitational and AAW. He discusses both EVOLVE 112 and EVOLVE 113, with a little anecdote about his live reaction to the second show leading to the CMLL 85th Anniversary show news that the show is being streamed on HonorClub this weekend. All that and much more on the "Richest" newscast in PWP history!

Sep 9, 2018

Jerome and Brian discuss 1994's The Shadow this week as they continue "Forgotten 90s" month. They discuss whether Alec Baldwin would make a good Batman and have a major disagreement about the villain. You may not know whether this ends up in the pantheon or pile of shame, but The Shadow knows. Listen and you'll find out too.

Sep 4, 2018
Jerome Cusson is in the host seat this week and he's joined by Rich Laconi and Dylan Hales for a lengthy and thorough discussion of one of the biggest wrestling weekends of the year.  The gang discuss AAW, Chikara's King Of Trios, and this weekends upcoming Evolve shows.  Oh yeah, they also talk just a tiny bit about a small show that took place in the Chicago land area called All In.  Enjoy!
 
 
 
Sep 4, 2018
Jerome and Brian are back with Forgotten 90s month. They kick things off by discussing 1991's The Rocketeer. Find out why this forgotten (get it?) film is worth watching and was a hint of things to come for director Joe Johnston. Then it's finally time to hear the duo's thoughts on the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films. Enjoy this extra long episode in honor of the holiday and to make-up for our unexpected break. 
 
 
 
Aug 28, 2018

The Newscast crew takes a deep dive into ALL IN and all the aspects of it including its impact on indie wrestling, the historical significance, and a full on preview with predictions. They talk about what it meant for it to succeed, what surprises could be forthcoming, and what may happen afterwards. This is the ALL IN show. Send your predictions to mailbag@pwponderings.com 

Aug 28, 2018

The biggest weekend of CHIKARA’s calendar year is upon us! Kevin and JUSTIN discuss the entire King of Trios tournament, fantasy booking from start to finish. The Rey de Voladores tournament, Tag Gauntlet, and non-tournament match hopes and dreams are also discussed. Whether you’re the most ardent CHIKARA fan, a lapsed one, or have never seen it, this is the podcast to get you ready for the biggest tournament of the year!

 

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Aug 26, 2018
Jerome and Brian discuss the solo MCU entry of the Hulk, which isn't as bad as you remember. Ed Norton may have been a pain in the ass on-screen, but he brings a great deal of humanity to the Hulk character. Plus, his relationship with Liv Tyler makes them seem like real human beings. A solid if forgettable film gets discussed here as Hulk month reaches its zenith. 
 
 
 
Aug 21, 2018

Chris, Rich, and Dylan are back to discuss some big topics in indie wrestling. They talk about the ROH Honor Re-United tour and the important stories coming out of those shows. Then they delve into the significant stride of GCW and what it has been able to do in a short period of time. This ties into the rise of Mark Stunt and how his usage in certain promotions has now lead to him being booked on ALL IN. They the crew talk about Matt Riddle and his effect on the indie scene. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

Aug 19, 2018
Jerome and Brian enter the modern era of Hulk movies by discussing one of the more controversial and divisive comic book films ever produced, the 2003 Hulk. Ang Lee had a very specific vision...that didn't always work out. The duo discusses the lack of chemistry and human emotion expressed by the two leads. They justify why Sam Elliot is easily the best performer and why this film has been forgotten. 
 
 
 
Aug 14, 2018
Rich and Dylan cover a bevy of big news topiscs this week, despite missing their leader, GST. The two discuss ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard selling out Madison Square Garden, the new All IN  match announcement of Kenny Omega vs Penta as well as a discussion of this week's EVOLVE shows. Dylan and Rich weigh in on Stokley Hathaway's departure and what he has meant to EVOLVE and his overall contribution to wrestling as a whole. All that and much more!
 
 
 
Aug 13, 2018
Jerome and Brian are continuing their Incredible Hulk month by discussing the second of the three television movies. This time, it's Daredevil making his on-screen debut. Find out whether John Rhys- Davies was really in the room with all the actors while giving his performance and what city the movie takes place in. Oh, and there's a *checks notes* landspeeder?
Aug 7, 2018

Rich and Chris are back. Unfortunately without Dylan Hales thanks to the the events that happened at SUP Graps. They talk about some big results from the weekend including SCI, AAW, EVOLVE, and others. They then talk about the Sam Adonis controversy and his usage of the term fa**ot and other words towards the fans at a Rev Pro show. They then dive into ALL IN and all the broadcast options, if it's worth $40, and more. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com

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