The Satellite of Hate is back in orbit as brothers Brian Mann and Nate Milton are joined by Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham to review a Nitro that Brian attended back in 2000. Also included on the June 5th edition of Nitro – Russo and Bischoff book themselves against legends, Hogan heads back to Hollywood, and the in-ring return of Goldberg.
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE Raw featuring Asuka vs Sasha Banks, Elimination Chamber qualifiers including John Cena vs Finn Balor and Kane vs Braun Strowman, Jonathan Coachman makes his return to the announce booth, Ronda Rousey’s potential WrestleMania opponent and our Royal Rumble Poll results.
John Pollock reviews both New Beginning cards from this past weekend in Sapporo. The shows included an incredible main event between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Minoru Suzuki, an unbelievable junior heavyweight tag match, Kenny Omega defending the U.S. title against Jay White, and a big closing angle involving The Bullet Club.
John Pollock is joined by Braden Herrington and Bartender Dave for an extensive review of the NXT Takeover Philadelphia card from Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The three breakdown all of the matches, discuss the incredible main event and where it ranks among NXT Takeover matches, the influx of new performers and programs coming out of this card.
John Pollock and Wai Ting travel back to March 2002 to review WrestleMania X-8 from The SkyDome in Toronto and review the show, featuring The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan, the build up the Undisputed title match starring “Lucy the Dog”, the odd pairings on the show, the changing face of the company and the status of Steve Austin during this time period.
WWE Raw celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a special edition broadcast from both the Barclays Center and Manhattan Center in New York City. Steve Austin and Mr. McMahon reunite face to face, The Bálor Club “Too Sweets” DX & The Kliq, The Undertaker returns, the APA host a poker game involving a random assortment of legends, Roman Reigns vs The Miz for the IC title, ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy vs Bray Wyatt, and a number of stars return to little fanfare.
The US title tournament reaches its unexpected conclusion as Jinder Mahal, Bobby Roode, Mojo Rawley and Xavier Woods compete in the semi-finals AND finals; the Mixed Match Challenge debuts featuring Nakamura/Natalya vs Balor/Banks; members of the roster take turns cutting promos on their cellphones in selfie mode; TJP tries to hide his tears on 205 Live.
Braun Strowman gets FIRED and responds by wreaking havoc backstage, Finn Balor takes on Seth Rollins, Asuka vs Nia Jax, Paige makes an appearance, and more. We discuss the news of the past week including Paige’s career-threatening neck injury, Chris Jericho being among the names returning for next week’s RAW 25, and the recent NXT signings of War Machine, Ricochet and Candice LeRae.
John Pollock and Wai Ting travel back to the night after WrestleMania 29 in 2013 for one of the more memorable editions of the show. It was the night Dolph Ziggler cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase, the audience revolted against Randy Orton and Sheamus, The Shield confronted The Undertaker, “Fandango-ing” was born and it all culminated with a three-minute, non-title affair between John Cena and Mark Henry!