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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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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

List ‘Em and Learn Episode 17 – Honorable Mentions

Feb
27

List Em and Learn is back! Voices of Wrestling and Place to Be Nation are doing a list of the top 50 Ring of Honor Wrestlers of all time, and this inspired Matt, an ROH dork from way back, to make his own top 10 list. Join him and Hobbes as they list a whole bunch of guys who are famous wrestlechamps now, but who started out as pimply youngsters doing spots in a rec center. You’ve heard of all these guys, so check it out!

To listen to this show, right click to download. You can add the show to your music player of choice via it’s RSS feed: http://www.thecubsfan.com/cat/list-em-and-learn-2/feed/ You can also find the show on iTunes.

You can find Matt and Hobbes on Twitter.

17: Honorable Mentions (top 10 ROH wrestlers)
16: Who Will Survive? No, seriously, please tell me who will survive because I’m extremely scared! (10 worst WrestleMania matches)
15: The Underbooker (10 worst WrestleMania matches)
14: Tooooo Sweeeeeetened (top stars never to win a WWE/World Championship)
13: Well Then (top Royal Rumbles)
12: yearly beloved (top WWF years)
11: Stackable (the top 10 things they’re most thankful for in wrestling)
10: List ‘Em and Pizza (top 10 worst booking issue)
9: The Ring Not Taken (top 10 What Ifs)
8: Top 10 WWE Angles 2000-2015
7: These Ain’t No Holograms (top 10 greatest ECW matches)
6: Life-Affirming Life (top 10 WCW matches of the 1990s)
5: Looking Up (at) the Star(s) (ratings) (top 10 WWE PPVs since 2000)
4: Ladders and Laundry (top 10 WWF matches of the 1990s)
3: Microchips and Mood Music (Top 10 NES Games)
2: A LOT OF SAND (The Top 10 TV Dramas from 2000-2014)
1: Episode 1 (Part 1 & Part 2)

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List Em and Learn Episode 10 – List ‘Em and Pizza

Sep
29

List Em and Learn has made it to double digits. That’s right, I grew a second finger! Also, it’s the 10th episode. This time, Matt is joined by one of the internet’s most popular and controversial stars: Hobbes! Matt and Hobbes run down the top 10 worst booking decisions in the modern era of wrestling. We’ve got bad finishes, bad starts, green spinaches, smelly farts, and a whole of Sunday morning quarterbacking. We pretend that we have any idea what we’re talking about when it comes to running giant businesses, and man does it feel good. It’s a podcast where we tell people how to do their jobs, so check it out!

To listen to this show, right click to download. You can add the show to your music player of choice via it’s RSS feed: http://www.thecubsfan.com/cat/list-em-and-learn-2/feed/ You can also find the show on iTunes.

You can find Matt and Hobbes on Twitter

10: List ‘Em and Pizza (top 10 worst booking issue)
9: The Ring Not Taken (top 10 What Ifs)
8: Top 10 WWE Angles 2000-2015
7: These Ain’t No Holograms (top 10 greatest ECW matches)
6: Life-Affirming Life (top 10 WCW matches of the 1990s)
5: Looking Up (at) the Star(s) (ratings) (top 10 WWE PPVs since 2000)
4: Ladders and Laundry (top 10 WWF matches of the 1990s)
3: Microchips and Mood Music (Top 10 NES Games)
2: A LOT OF SAND (The Top 10 TV Dramas from 2000-2014)
1: Episode 1 (Part 1 & Part 2)

 

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State Of The Art Realism – Expanding On Wade’s Vision Of The Future

Apr
20

Recently in the Pro Wrestling Torch, Wade Keller unveiled his revolutionary plan for TNA, turning it 80% into UFC.

Hobbes thinks Wade has a good idea, but needs to go even further.

Wade has already proposed that referees not be in on the finishes so I propose this, don’t let the wrestlers in on the finishes either.

(so so great)

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Joe Versus The World – 44: Chris McLeod, Chris Dempsey, Alan Counihan, Kelvin Cabrerra, Llakor, Kid Zombie and Hobbes [potpourri!]

Mar
14

A special show, as seven first time guests join us to discuss a topic of their choosing for 5 minutes before THE BUZZER strikes. The total roster, with start times in brackets: Chris McLeod talks UFC 68 [2:03], Chris Dempsey on futrure UFC events [7:50], Alan Counihan speaks on the ROH 3/4 show in the UK [13:13], Kelvin Cabrerra on why only good wrestlers come from Miami [19:20], Michael “LLakor” Ryan pimps the IWS [25:38], Kid Zombie talks CZW and the Necro Butcher [31:55], and last (and least) Trevor “Hobbes” Dame talks wrestling newsletters and reads from an old PWI. 45 frantic minutes of fun!

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We want to think Chris McLeod, Chris Dempsey, Alan Counihan, Kelvin Cabrerra, Llakor, Kid Zombie and Hobbes for coming on the show.

Please visit http://www.joeversustheworld.com for an index of old episodes. If you use a non-iTunes podcatcher, check out http://feeds.feedburner.com/JoeVersusTheWorld for easy ways to add the show to My Yahoo, Google and a half dozen other places.

If you’ve got any feedback on this show or any other, we’d love to hear it. Either leave a comment below, or contact Joe at joegagne AT charter DOT net. Thanks for listening – if you enjoyed a show, we’d quite appreciated if you told your friends, or at least told us!

You can download any of our previous editions below. Right click and save them to your computer to take a listen.

Previous editions:
44: Chris McLeod, Chris Dempsey, Alan Counihan, Kelvin Cabrerra, Llakor, Kid Zombie and Hobbes [potpourri!]
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 Lipinkski [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)