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Joe versus the World #88: WWF 1997, Part 3 (12/13/2017)

Dec
14

It’s a Christmas Miracle! Joe Gagne and Justin Shapiro return to recap some 1997 WWF (well, once Justin remembers who Joe is). A lot to cover in this episode, including backstage fights, Steve Austin gets crippled, Kane is (eventually) coming, a Sid eulogy, Michael Cole: voice of a generation, light heavyweight inaction, Gang Warz, failed contests, and much much more! 90 minutes of pulse pounding audio

To listen to this show, right click to download the mp3 file here, subscribe to the RSS feed @ http://www.thecubsfan.com/joe.xml, or add it to your iTunes Podcasts by clicking here.

Previous editions:
88: WWF 1997, Part 3 (12/13/2017)
87: We Heart Pro Wrestling, part 2 (04/29/2016)
86: We Heart Pro Wrestling, part 1 (04/28/2016)
85: more GWF (04/27/2016)
84: WrestleMania XXVI (04/26/2015)
83: WWF 1997, Part 2 (04/25/2015)
82: WWF 1997, Part 1 (12/11/2015)
81: WWF 1996, Part 4 (09/23/2015)
80: Eddie Gilbert & USWA 1980 (07/03/2015)
79: WWF 1996, Part 3 (04/15/2015)
78: WWF 1996, Part 2 (12/04/2014)
77: thecubsfan [Mexico 2014] (09/30/2014)
76: WON HOF (09/10/2014)
75: NXT Roster (07/31/2014)
74: WWF 1996, January to March (05/08/2014)
73: WWF 1995, Part 2 (11/22/2013)
72: WWF 1995, Part 1 (10/11/2013)
71: thecubsfan [Mexico] (10/03/2013)
70: WWF 1994 (11/19/2012)
69: No Holds Barred: The Movie (08/09/2012)
68: WrestleManias XXII to XXVIII (04/07/2012)
67: WWF 1993 (12/21/2011)
66: WWF 1992 (06/29/2011)
65: WWF 1991 (03/05/2011)
64: WWF 1990 (11/25/2010)

63B: THE END [Part 2] (09/07)
63A: THE END [Part 1] (09/07)
62: Justin Shapiro [SummerSlam, Part 2] (08/21)
61: Justin Shapiro [SummerSlam, Part 1] (08/15)
60: Naylor and Bix [ICW/IWCCW] (07/27)
59: Mike Quackenbush [CHIKARA] (07/17)
58: Bryan Alvarez [f4w] (07/14)
57: Tanvir Raquib [Rap & Wrestling] (06/21)
56: Rob Naylor [everything] (06/14)
55: Mike Sempervive [japan] (05/30)
54: Matt Foy [ROH] (05/16)
53: Alex Koslov & thecubsfan [lucha] (05/13)
52: Justin Shapiro [the condemned] (05/06)
51: Dr. Keith Lipinski [everything] (05/02)
50: party time (04/22)
49: Rob Naylor & Bix [GWF] (04/11)
48: Dean Rasmussen [everything] (03/31)
47: Phil Schneider [Best of Japan Indies Results and more] (03/26)
46: Justin Shapiro & Matt Foy [WrestleMania, XI-XXIII] (03/22)
45: Justin Shapiro & Matt Foy [WrestleMania, I-X] (03/17)
44: Chris McLeod, Chris Dempsey, Alan Counihan, Kelvin Cabrerra, Llakor, Kid Zombie and Hobbes [potpourri!] (03/14)
43: Rob Naylor [everything] (03/07)
42: Mike Coughlin [MMA] (02/27)
41: Matt Foy [ROH] (02/21)
40: Mike Quackenbush [CHIKARA] (02/14)
39: Tanvir Raquib [WSX] (01/31)
38: Mark Coale [DVDs] (01/24)
37: Christopher Robin Zimmerman [a little bit of everything] (01/17)
36: Dr. Keith [a little bit of everything] (01/06)
35: Matt Foy & Rob Naylor [year in review, ROH] (12/27)
34: Justin Shapiro [year in review, WWE] (12/23)
33: Adam & Mike [year in review, Japan] (12/14)
32: thecubsfan [year in review, lucha] (12/07)
31: Sven Mascarenhas [wrestling video games] (11/27)
30: American Balloon (2) [wrestling in Japan] (11/23)
29: Scott Christ [TNA] (11/21)
28: Tom Feely [survivor series] (11/19)
27: Rob Naylor (2) [indy] (11/12)
26: Matt Foy (4) [ROH] (11/07)
25: Vince Verhei (2) [comebacks] (10/27)
24: Justin Shapiro (4) [the Marine] (10/21)
23: Bryan Alvarez (2) [everything] (10/10)
22: Ken Dreiling and Jesse “J-tron” Irwin [IWA-MS TPI] (10/05)
21: Matt Foy [ROH] (09/20)
20: Tanvir Raquib [09/11 RAW] (09/16)
19: Rob Naylor [News and tangents] (09/09)
18: Dean Rasmussen [DVDVR, life] (08/31)
17: Phil Schneider [Best of the 80’s Japan Indies DVD] (08/26)
16: CRZ [being CRZ] (08/17)
15: Justin Shapiro and thecubsfan [WON HOF, US, Mexico] (08/10)
14: Dr. Keith Lipinski and Mike Sempervive [WON HOF, Japan] (08/04)
13: thecubsfan [lucha] (07/24)
12: Matt Foy [ROH] (07/17)
11: Bryan Alvarez [being Bryan Alvarez] (07/12)
10: Mike Coughlin [MMA] (07/01)
9: Dr. Keith Lipinski [Japan, general wackiness] (06/27)
8: Tanvir Raquib [ECW, parallel dimensions] (06/17)
7: American Balloon [his career] (06/10)
6: Justin Shapiro [RAW, ROH] (06/03)
5: Albert Ching [Judgement Day, ECW] (05/28)
4: Vince Verhei [everything] (05/21)
3: Matt Foy [ROH] (05/14)
Bonus: Hogan Knows Best recap (05/08)
2: Justin Shapiro [WWE] (04/29)
1: thecubsfan [lucha] (04/22)

NLDS 2017: Cubs 3 – Nationals 2

Oct
14

(It is very hard to restart things when I break the habit.) (more…)

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WWE Main Event #261

Oct
02

Last week: Heath Slater defeated Dash Wilder and Lince Dorada & Mustafa Ali defeated Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari (more…)

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Joe Gagne’s Funtime Pro Wrestling Arcade #66 – FIRE PRO WRESTLING RETURNS

Jul
07

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ThROH the Years has a new home

May
27

Matt and Hobbes podcast reviewing every ROH show from the beginning can now be found on Place 2 Be Nation. Episode 5 is up now. You can find now every episode on their Soundcloud playlist or as part of the Pro Wrestling Only iTunes and RSS feeds.

I hope you’ll continue to follow them in their location. I enjoyed helping them get started and I know they’ll continue to do good work.

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ThROH the Years Episode 4: Road to the Title

May
05

Matt and Trevor return to review ROH’s Road to the Title! The best show so far? The funniest show so far? We revisit one of the more famous single minutes of indie wrestling in fifteen years! We get invaded by the British! Why would you make out next to a dumpster? All is explained on the fourth episode of ThROH The Years!

To listen to this show, right click to download. You can find the show on both the Listen and Learn feed and on it’s own dedicated feed, which is also is on iTunes.

You can find Matt and Hobbes on Twitter.

4: Road to the Title
3: Night of Appreciation
2: The Round Robin Challenge
1: The Era of Honor Begins

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Joe Gagne’s Funtime Pro Wrestling Arcade #65: BACKYARD WRESTLING 2 – THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

May
01

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ThROH the Years Episode 3: Night of Appreciation

Apr
23

Nearly 15 years to the day later, ThROH the Years covers Ring of Honor’s Night of Appreciation Event. Trevor and Matt cover a show that features a whole host of debuts, from Donnie B. on commentary to AJ Styles, to a debut of a long-running tag team rivalry. Also Donnie B., the announcer, makes his debut. Frank Tallent returns, Spanky’s pants and match fall apart, Eddie Guerrero gives an emotional farewell, and Donnie B. debuts on commentary. Did I mention that there’s this commentary guy named Donnie B.? Check it out!

To listen to this show, right click to download. You can find the show on both the Listen and Learn feed and on it’s own dedicated feed, which is also is on iTunes.

You can find Matt and Hobbes on Twitter.

3: Night of Appreciation
2: The Round Robin Challenge
1: The Era of Honor Begins

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ThROH the Years Episode 2: The Round Robin Challenge

Apr
10

Hobbes and Matt are back to discuss the second ever Ring of Honor show, The Round Robin Challenge. They run down the entire card, including a legendary main event, as well as all of the backstage wackiness. Take a trip down memory lane, and learn a whole bunch of juicy information about Hobbes in the process. Also, we challenge round robins to a fight. It’s people fist-fighting birds, so check it out!

To listen to this show, right click to download. For the moment, the show will be available on the Listen and Learn feed.  We’ll give it’s own podcast feed later on. 

You can find Matt and Hobbes on Twitter.

2: The Round Robin Challenge
1: The Era of Honor Begins

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ThROH the Years Episode 1 – The Era of Honor Begins

Mar
26

Introducing a brand new podcast called ThROH the Years. Hobbes and Matt will chronologically review the Ring of Honor events from the beginning of the promotion. In this, the first episode, we review “The Era of Honor Begins” from February 23, 2002. The event (as well as the podcasts) features some highs and lows, from one of the most offensive opening segments in wrestling history, to one of the best first main events in wrestling history, this show is memorable. Your hosts go into the background of the company, and talk about the progressive and regressive aspects of the company at the time. It’s a fascinating look at how far ROH (and wrestling in general) have come since 2002, and it also features a completely unnecessary jab at Joe Gagne, so check it out!

To listen to this show, right click to download. For the moment, the show will be available on the Listen and Learn feed.  We’ll give it’s own podcast feed later on. 

You can find Matt and Hobbes on Twitter.

1: The Era of Honor Begins