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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 16 – Who Will Survive? No, seriously, please tell me who will survive because I’m extremely scared!

Nov
16

In the post-apocalyptic rubble of November 2016, List Em and Learn stumbles out from a heap of toxic waste. Thanks to Joe Gagne for reviving this ailing and depressed show, and its equally depressed host. And if anything can cheer up Matt and America, it’s WWE’s most exciting and popular gimmick match: the Survivor Series elimination match! Matt and Joe run down the top 10 Survivor Series elimination matches. How can they pick? They’re all so good! Seriously though, some of them are actually good. Really! And the show is also good, thanks to the always cheerful Joe pulling Matt through his blues with the help of some wrestling matches that feature a variety of bone-rattling slams and pinning combinations!

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 Joe on Twitter

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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Joe vs. the World #84: WrestleMania XXIX to XXXII (04/26/2016)

Apr
26
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Joe is joined by Justin Shapiro & Matt Feuerstein for part 4 of the epic History of WrestleMania series. The lads cover Manias 29-32, with topics including the end of Rock/Cena, being at Mania live, the series finale of Daniel Bryan, that Undertaker guy losing, the trouble with Roman Reigns, Shane McMahon: badass, more trouble with Roman Reigns, and so much more. We all kind of lose our minds during the 32 recap. 2 hours of majestic Mania talk!

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.

The previous parts of this series

Previous editions:
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)

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List ‘Em and Learn Episode 15 – The Underbooker

Mar
29

List Em and Learn returns for a special Wrestlemania-week edition. In order to celebrate the anger and frustration that everyone feels toward this year’s Wrestlemania build, Joe Gagne joins the show to count down the ten worst Wrestlemania matches. If you think this year’s show might have some blunders, wait’ll you get a load of these lemons being laid by eggs. That’s how science works, right? We’ll discuss how some of the toppest stars in Wrestlemania history had some of the bottomest wars in Wrestlemania history. We have some laughs talking about some very bad things. We talk about bad things on this show, 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 Joe on Twitter

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 14 – Tooooo Sweeeeeetened

Feb
23

Hey gang, it’s List ‘Em and Learn! On this, the 14th episode, Matt is joined by his long timest friendest friend, CBR’s own Albert Ching. Albert helps Matt count down the top 10 stars in WWE history who have never held a World (or WWE) Championship in the promotion. The list of possible candidates gets smaller and smaller as the years go by, so prepared to look deep into the dark valleys of history, down a long road of tragedy and sorrow. However, at the bottom of that valley you’ll find some fun catchphrases and bone-rattling slams, which everyone things are fun! Travel down this dark, tragic, and zany fun road with us, won’t you? It’s a show with a tragic valley, 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 Albert on Twitter

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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