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SheetSandwich.com editor and journalistic virtuoso Les Moore and co-host Hugh Little dig deep into the world of pro wrestling insider news sites and newsletters with an unfiltered, uncensored view on the week in news, rumors and rehash. Join them as they go in-depth for analysis on all the coverage from popular news sources like Wrestling Observer, Figure Four Weekly (F4W), Pro Wrestling Torch and more!

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SheetSandwich.com editor and journalistic virtuoso Les Moore and co-host Hugh Little dig deep into the world of pro wrestling insider news sites and newsletters with an unfiltered, uncensored view on the week in news, rumors and rehash. Join them as they go in-depth for analysis on all the coverage from popular news sources like Wrestling Observer, Figure Four Weekly (F4W), Pro Wrestling Torch and more!

    119 – Meltzer Quibbles Over Roman Reigns Cancer Treatment | Ronda Rousey Fallout | Bruce Prichard Mystery

    119 – Meltzer Quibbles Over Roman Reigns Cancer Treatment | Ronda Rousey Fallout | Bruce Prichard Mystery

    Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet called out Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter over Meltzer’s quibbling over the type of treatment WWE Superstar Roman Reigns said he’d received for his leukemia. Les Moore takes a look at the latest controversy that erupted online.







    Then he looks at the reactions to how the Raw Women’s title angle has been booked leading to the WrestleMania main event, with reactions from the Pro Wrestling Torch’s Wade Keller and Todd Martin from their show earlier this week. Then, Bryan Alvarez plays Guess the Dirt with Dave Meltzer over why the booking has gotten so convoluted in the first place.







    Ronda Rousey’s YouTube vlog caused a stir among wrestling fans, and gave us an opportunity to listen to a rare JOUST between two wrestling media personalities from the same website!







    Lastly, Les takes a look at the fascinating coverage of the Bruce Prichard news, who was first reported as being the right hand man to Vince McMahon in WWE creative before Dave Meltzer did a 180 degree turn in his reporting on the nature of Prichard’s role there.







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    • 1 hr 4 min
    118 – Wrestling Media Reacts to the Brie Bella Blunder | WWE Philanthropy on Raw | Over-Analyzing Then, Now, Forever

    118 – Wrestling Media Reacts to the Brie Bella Blunder | WWE Philanthropy on Raw | Over-Analyzing Then, Now, Forever

    Les and Hugh tackle the topic that was on a lot of minds this week: who’s to blame for that terrible situation involving Liv Morgan and Brie Bella on WWE Raw this week where Morgan was momentarily knocked unconscious from Bella’s YES! Kicks gone awry.

    We look at how the arguments took shape, and how wrestling media could stand to be more measured in their coverage of situations like this, rather than chime in with instant reactions on twitter that feed into the noisy debate.

    WWE had a long segment on Raw devoted to their charitable efforts, and many are blaming this as potentially ratings dipped for the show. Are they right? And how much to ratings matter when WWE Stock is closing in on $100 per share?

    Is WWE out of the John Cena business and back in the Hulk Hogan business? Wade Keller looks for clues in the WWE’s new Then, Now, Forever video on his recent podcast with Bruce Mitchell at PWTorch.

    THEN, the guys return for the second episode of their new spinoff podcast, Finding Pro Wrestling, talk about the pro wrestling they watched from the last week that made them excited to be fans of this crazy sport.

    This week:


    Will Ospreay vs WALTER from Defiant’s Stacked ’18 card


    Will Ospreay vs Matt Riddle from OTT’s ScrapperMania 4

    Plus TONS more, including the return of HUGH’s VIEWS!

    Les is @prowrestling


    Hugh is @HughLittleSheet


    the show is @TalkingSheetPod

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    117 – Is WWE Really Listening? | A Commentary on Dave Meltzer’s Mini-Autobiography in the Wrestling Observer | Episode 1 of Finding Pro Wrestling w/ Les Moore & Hugh Little

    117 – Is WWE Really Listening? | A Commentary on Dave Meltzer’s Mini-Autobiography in the Wrestling Observer | Episode 1 of Finding Pro Wrestling w/ Les Moore & Hugh Little

    The guys get back together again to talk over the week in pro wrestling media, including articles by Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp and Deadspin’s David Bixenspan looking at WWE’s tendency to not listen to their fans compared to Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon’s remarks this week touting how WWE’s success is all because the company DOES listen to its fans… Meanwhile, Smackdown Live head creative writer Brian James argues with fans about the Becky Lynch storyline. It’s a fascinating dichotomy.

    Les offers his commentary in reaction to Dave Meltzer’s autobiography, which is at once an engaging, interesting tale of the wrestling writer’s early fandom and career writing about the business while also being a defensive, partially self-aggrandizing take from a reporter unwilling to accept even the most reasonable criticism about his work.

    Lastly, stick around for the pilot episode of a new, spinoff podcast from Les and Hugh called Finding Pro Wrestling, where the fellas talk about the wrestling they watching for the week, what they loved about it, and what they might be checking out in the near future.

    They talk over their thoughts on the Golden Lovers vs Ishii and Will Ospreay from NJPW’s Road to Dominion show last week, as well as thoughts on MLW, les talks about his newfound love of Pentagon Jr. and much more.

    Les is @prowrestling


    Hugh is @HughLittleSheet


    the show is @TalkingSheetPod

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    116 – All In Pulls Les & Hugh Back In | The Era of WWE Alternatives | Catching Up with Indie Wrestling | Has Wrestling Media Been Co-opted?

    116 – All In Pulls Les & Hugh Back In | The Era of WWE Alternatives | Catching Up with Indie Wrestling | Has Wrestling Media Been Co-opted?

    Coming out of last weekend’s All In show, the topic of whether wrestling media has been co-opted has been a frequently discussed point. Les unpacks the topic with his thoughts of media ethics, the differences between wrestling media and other sports and entertainment journalism, and looks at the topic of “access” for wrestling media at big shows.

    But first, Hugh and Les catch up with each other after 6 months off the air, and talk over what’s piquing their interests in wrestling, and what they’re interested in learning more about.

    Join the good brothers for the return of Talking Sheet!

    Les is @prowrestling


    Hugh is @HughLittleSheet


    the show is @TalkingSheetPod

    • 1 hr 28 min
    115 – Talking Wrestling Journalism with David Bixenspan | Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns Storyline from WWE Raw | The Justin Barrasso Report on Rey Mysterio vs John Cena at WrestleMania | WWE to Fox?

    115 – Talking Wrestling Journalism with David Bixenspan | Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns Storyline from WWE Raw | The Justin Barrasso Report on Rey Mysterio vs John Cena at WrestleMania | WWE to Fox?

    Deadspin and Fightful contributor David Bixenspan stops by to talk with Les and Hugh about wrestling journalism, including talking about Six’s recent appearance on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast to debate the subject. We talk about the journalistic practices of Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, and also how the bad habits and practices of wrestling news sites can sometimes paint Meltzer in a bad light.

    Then we talk some of the major topics of the week, including the Roman Reigns Raw segment that saw him “shooting” on Brock Lesnar, Justin Barrasso’s Sports Illustrated report that Rey Mysterio was penciled in for a match with John Cena at WrestleMania despite all other indications being that he’s facing the Undertaker. And, finally, reports this week hinting at the idea WWE could sign its next television deal with the Fox Network after executives attended the Smackdown show from Los Angeles on Tuesday.

    And, finally, Bix runs the gauntlet of Hugh’s Qs, including favorite wrestling mustaches, mullets, toys and more!

    All this plus more on Talking Sheet.

    Les is @prowrestling


    Hugh is @HughLittleSheet


    the show is @TalkingSheetPod

    • 1 hr 43 min
    114 – Will WWE Brand Split End? | Elimination Chamber Intrigue | Elgin Booking Backlash Story | Wrestling Journalism Questioned by Sam Roberts | Bixenspan’s Deadspin Response | Wade Keller’s Response | Wrestling Media Surveys

    114 – Will WWE Brand Split End? | Elimination Chamber Intrigue | Elgin Booking Backlash Story | Wrestling Journalism Questioned by Sam Roberts | Bixenspan’s Deadspin Response | Wade Keller’s Response | Wrestling Media Surveys

    Our show today covers the recent question by Sam Roberts on his podcast of whether journalism in wrestling exists. We look at David Bixenspan’s article on Deadspin regarding the topic, and WWE’s attitude toward wrestling reporters and websites, as well as Wade Keller’s response to the topic on twitter.

    But first, the question is now being asked whether or not WWE’s upcoming switch to dual-branded PPV shows could spell the end of the Raw and Smackdown brand split. We explore some of the responses to this question from last week by PW Torch’s Todd Martin as well as Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio.

    The final hype for WWE’s Elimination Chamber is behind us, and the show is set for Sunday with a lot of intrigue as to the outcomes from the matches. What will Ronda Rousey do, and will it involve Stephanie McMahon? How will Roman Reigns win the Chamber Match without hurting Braun Strowman’s push, or cooling off Seth Rollins? What will happen when Asuka takes on Nia Jax?

    The Michael Elgin story continues to make headlines, this time after he was booked on an AAW Pro show last weekend, prompting promoter Danny Daniels to apologize and vow not to book him again. Dave Meltzer reports that there are other promotions who won’t use Elgin for fear of backlash from fans as well… so why do some still consider this a non-story, or a small-time story that only matters to a “40 fans” on Twitter?

    Les breaks down some of the responses to part one of the recent Sheet Sandwich wrestling media survey, as well as what you can look for in upcoming installments.

    Finally, Les and Hugh talk the POWER OF POSITIVITY, with a look at the week in things they loved about wrestling, or wrestling coverage.

    All this plus more on Talking Sheet.

    Les is @prowrestling


    Hugh is @HughLittleSheet


    the show is @TalkingSheetPod

    • 1 hr 38 min

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