TJR Wrestling Podcast #97: WWE Raw/Smackdown Review, News, Q&A & More!

June 23, 2017

This is Episode #97 of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde. This is our second podcast this week.

We do our usual Raw and Smackdown reviews. We know about the controversial Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match; did they do enough to fix it in Smackdown? Also, was the Enzo and Cass break-up that shocking on Raw? What did we think of the Braun Strowman return? And is Samoa Joe being perfectly booked or what? As we finished our podcast (which was recorded on Thursday afternoon), we were hit with some pleasant breaking news.

Thanks for listening!

SOUNDTRACK
"True Love" (Mike and Maria Kanellis's theme)
"Taking It Back" (Samoa Joe's NXT debut theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #96: 2017 WWE Money In The Bank Review

June 20, 2017

We are on Episode #96 of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde. This is the first of two podcasts this week.

The 2017 edition of Money In The Bank was just finished. Did we like the way the historic women's Money In The Bank ladder match finished? Did we like the finish of the Smackdown tag title match? Did we like the finish of the Fashion Police case? Did we think Lana was a finished product as a wrestler? Did we like the repeated finish of the WWE title match? Did we like ANY of the finishes?

Thank you so much for listening!

SOUNDTRACK
"Amazing" (Naomi's theme)
"Ravishing" (Lana's theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #95: WWE Extreme Rules 2017 and Raw/Smackdown Review

June 8, 2017

How's it going, professional wrestling watchers? This is Episode #95 of the TJR Wrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by the great John Canton and Rey Moralde.

Kurt Zamora, TJRWrestling.Net writer and host of The Match Beyond, joins the show as we looked at this week's action. Was Extreme Rules good? Was it surprising? Was it confusing? It was followed by a Raw that had one of the best segments in quite some time. And then Smackdown had its usual good show as well. We crammed all of this in nearly a two-hour package.

On a side note, we're working on the sound quality. As of late, it hasn't been great. But we're doing the best we can and we feel like it has improved. Thanks for your patience.

And thanks for listening.

SOUNDTRACK
"This Is Extreme" (ECW theme)
"Crush U Up" (Samoa Joe's TNA theme)

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John Canton: @johnreport
Rey Moralde: @thenolookpass
Kurt Zamora: @KTankTMB

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #94: Raw/Smackdown Review and 2017 WWE Extreme Rules Preview

June 1, 2017

This is Episode #94 of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

We did our usual Raw and Smackdown reviews. While Raw is just old hat at this point, we were intrigued with the sudden involvement of Corey Graves into storylines. As for Smackdown, let's just say Money In The Bank got more interesting. And before we forget, Raw has their June Pay-Per-View coming up this Sunday. Extreme Rules is the next offering but too bad that there isn't someone's mother on a forklift in a match.

Thanks for listening. We appreciate you more than you'll ever know.

SOUNDTRACK
"The Second Coming" (Seth Rollins' theme, 16-bit version)
"Force of Greatness" (Nia Jax's theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #93: Raw/Smackdown Review, Q&A, and WWE Women’s Tournament News

May 25, 2017

Welcome to Episode #93 of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde. This is the second podcast for the week.

After a busy weekend of wrestling, we did our usual reviews of Raw and Smackdown. There's some news as well as WWE has given a name to their upcoming women's tournament. We also do a little Q&A from readers and listeners.

Thank you for listening. You guys are the best.

SOUNDTRACK
"Catch Your Breath" (Finn Balor's theme, 16-bit version)
"Gold Lust" (Goldust's theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #92: WWE NXT Takeover: Chicago and WWE Backlash Review

May 23, 2017

This is Episode #92 of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

It is the first of two podcasts this week as we went over two huge events over the weekend. First, we went over NXT Takeover: Chicago, which had four title matches and a huge angle to end the show. And then we went over Smackdown's first PPV since WrestleMania, Backlash. Everyone seems to be hot over the new WWE champion. It's kind of hilarious.

Thanks for listening. We'll have another pod this week.

SOUNDTRACK
"Celtic Invasion" (Becky Lynch's theme)
"Chrome Hearts" (#DIY's theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #91: Raw/Smackdown Review, WWE Backlash and NXT Takeover: Chicago Preview

May 18, 2017

This is the 91st episode of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

It's kind of a down period for WWE but they also have a lot of action coming up this weekend. First, we went over Raw and Smackdown. We disagreed on how Raw was. And then we went over the card for Smackdown's upcoming PPV, Backlash, which has the main roster debut of one Shinsuke Nakamura. We also briefly went over the upcoming NXT Takeover that's going to be in Chicago.

Thank you for listening, people.

SOUNDTRACK
"Warped Mind" (Alex Wright's theme)
"Disco Inferno" (Disco Inferno's theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #90: WWE Raw/Smackdown Review and Early Backlash Predictions

May 11, 2017

We are at the 90th episode of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

WWE is in the middle of their European tour and they made a stop at London to do their Raw and Smackdown shows. We noticed that the crowd was unusually different for Raw while they were a bit more normal on Smackdown. SD is setting up their card for Backlash, which is 10 days away as of this writing (11 when we recorded). Backlash will have Randy Orton vs Jinder Mahal for the WWE title, but everyone is excited for Shinsuke Nakamura's first main roster match which will be against Dolph Ziggler.

Thanks for listening, guys.

SOUNDTRACK
"Real Man's Man (Steven Regal's WWF theme)
"Promenade" (William Regal's first WWF/E theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #89: WWE Raw/Smackdown Review. NXT and Backlash Early Preview

May 5, 2017

Yo. This is the 89th episode of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

This is our second podcast of the week as we talk about the WWE Payback fallout. We went over what were the hot and cold angles of Raw and Smackdown. We even briefly talked about NXT as Takeover: Chicago is coming up. And we talked a little bit about the upcoming Smackdown pay-per-view, Backlash. Didn't we have Backlash at September last year? This is all so confusing.

Thanks for listening!

SOUNDTRACK
"The Future" (Asuka's theme)
"Tokiwakita (Time Has Come)" (Hideo Itami's theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #88: 2017 WWE Payback Review and Great Balls of Fire!

May 3, 2017

We are at the 88th episode of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

TJRWrestling.Net writer Matty J. Douglas joins us for a review of Payback. What matches did we like? What matches did we not like (the House of Horrors)? Actually, the less said about the House of Horrors, the better our lives will be.

Also, we spent way too much time talking about the July Raw Pay-Per-View, Great Balls of Fire. How can you take that seriously? GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!

Thank you for listening!

SOUNDTRACK
"Written In My Face" (Sheamus's theme)
"Burned" (Kane's theme)

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John Canton: @johnreport
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TJR Wrestling Podcast #87: 2017 WWE Payback Preview and Raw/Smackdown Recap

April 27, 2017

 Welcome to the 87th episode of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

We went off the rails a little bit on how gimmicks are these days in WWE before getting into a little bit of news. There will be biopic of Vince McMahon soon! How crazy is that? I bet Vince will play every version of him in the movie.

Then we talked about Raw and Smackdown. Raw took a few steps back as their storytelling continues to be shoddy. And Smackdown had a few nice moments. Then we previewed the upcoming supposedly Raw-exclusive PPV, Payback, when that show involves two current Smackdown superstars. That Superstar Shake-up really muddled things up.

Thanks for listening. We seriously appreciate it.

SOUNDTRACK
"You Look Fly Tonight" (Too Cool and Rikishi's theme)
"Glass Shatters" by Disturbed (Stone Cold Steve Austin's theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #86: Ranting on WWE’s Lack of Details, JINDER Wins, Raw/Smackdown Review & More!

April 21, 2017

Yo. This is Episode #86 of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

We started off with a bit of rant as we have felt for a long time that the WWE lacks storytelling. Why did the Superstar Shake-up happen? How DID they do the Superstar Shake-up? Why are guys like Jinder Mahal, after losing forever, suddenly getting chances at the most important belt of a brand? We want to know why such things happen!

We also went over the first Raw and Smackdowns post-shake-up. And we went over the suddenly packed Payback card.

Thank you for listening, wrestling fans!

SOUNDTRACK
"Sher (Lion)" (Jinder Mahal's theme)
"3 Minute Warning"

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #85: WWE Raw/Smackdown and Superstar Shake-Up Review

April 14, 2017

What's up, guys? This is Episode #85 of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

It was our usual Raw/Smackdown review but we knew that this week was the "Superstar Shake-up." That meant some talent switched brands to freshen the shows and give us new match-ups. We talked about all the transactions and how they fit in their new brands. We also talked a bit of news (including Mauro Ranallo not returning to WWE) and a little early preview of the next WWE Pay-Per-View, Payback.

Thanks for listening, wrestling fans!

SOUNDTRACK
"The Truth Reigns" (Roman Reigns's theme)
"Retaliation" (Dean Ambrose's theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #84: Interview With Ex-WWE Ring Announcer Justin Roberts, Smackdown, WWE News, NXT & More!

April 7, 2017

What is up, prograps fans? This is Episode #84 of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

This is the second podcast this week and it's a good one. Former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts stops by as we talked about his time with WWE as well as how he became a ring announcer, some stories from his stint there, and even his gimmick if he were a performer, among other things. Also, Justin just released a book called Best Seat In The House and you can find a copy of it through JustinRobertsBook.Com as well as online stores like Amazon and Barnes and Noble

After the interview with Justin, we talked about the Smackdown After Mania as well as a review of NXT Takeover.

Thank you so much for listening. And many thanks to Justin Roberts for his time.

SOUNDTRACK
"The Rising Sun" (Shinsuke Nakamura's theme, Lee England Jr's remix)
"Broken Dreams" by Shaman's Harvest (Drew McIntyre's theme)

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TJR Wrestling Podcast #83: WWE WrestleMania 33 and the Raw After Mania Review

April 5, 2017

How's it going? It is Episode #83 of the TJRWrestling Podcast. Brought to you by TJRWrestling.Net. Hosted by John Canton and Rey Moralde.

WrestleMania 33 was just over with. And so was the Raw after Mania. And we talked about both events. Was Mania better than what we expected? And did we guess the surprises correctly? Also, did we like the Raw after? Was THAT better than what we expected? And did we like the fresh faces that were added to that roster?

This was the first of two podcasts this week. Thanks for listening!

SOUNDTRACK
"Rest In Peace" (Undertaker's theme)
"Loaded" by Zack Tempest (Hardy Boys' theme)

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