John Pollock is joined by Phil Chertok & Ziggy Cao to review Saturday’s UFC 227 card from Los Angeles where T.J. Dillashaw defended his title against Cody Garbrandt in successful fashion, while Henry Cejudo ended the 2,142 flyweight title reign of Demetrious Johnson. Plus, the UFC announces Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor & more.
Episode seven sees Chris Charlton and Wai Ting look at 1995, which saw NJPW start a hugely influential and profitable feud with UWFi. The year also saw Baseball Magazine Sha, publishers of Weekly Pro Wrestling, stage the Bridge of Dreams card, with almost every Japanese promotion represented on one show.
John Pollock and Wai Ting review Being The Elite, the popular YouTube series starring The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and The Bullet Club. We discuss the series’ beginnings as a travel vlog, its evolution into scripted variety show, its role in the creation of All In, and the show’s future as its cast deals with upcoming contract renewals.
John Pollock & Wai Ting review a strong edition of SmackDown, featuring the return of Charlotte and a change to the women’s title match at SummerSlam, an excellent Samoa Joe promo, Randy Orton attacks Jeff Hardy again, Daniel Bryan challenges The Miz and a run through of the major stories of the day.
John Pollock & Wai Ting review Monday’s Raw from Miami with the return of Brock Lesnar for a show long story leading to an attack on Kurt Angle, a break from Paul Heyman & chants of “We Want Roman”. Plus, Ronda Rousey’s first Raw match announced, Bobby Lashley sings & the build for SummerSlam continues.
John Pollock & Wai Ting review every tournament match from the G1 Climax 28. Day 9 (July 27) is headlined by Kazuchika Okada vs. YOSHI-HASHI and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Togi Makabe. We discuss what we thought was perhaps the worst match of the G1 thus far, our pick for A Block’s MVP halfway into the tournament, and a Baseball Mogul update.