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Wrestle Buddies exists on the corner of professional wrestling and friendship, as GameSpot's wrestling nerds Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner dig into the best, worst, and weirdest aspects of sports entertainment. From classic storylines to bizarre matches, we're going to talk about it all with each other and some Wrestle Buddies we meet along the way, including fellow superfans and pro wrestlers.

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    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

Wrestle Buddies exists on the corner of professional wrestling and friendship, as GameSpot's wrestling nerds Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner dig into the best, worst, and weirdest aspects of sports entertainment. From classic storylines to bizarre matches, we're going to talk about it all with each other and some Wrestle Buddies we meet along the way, including fellow superfans and pro wrestlers.

    The Scariest Wrestlers Ever

    The Scariest Wrestlers Ever

    This week, join Mat and Chris around the ol' Wrestle Buddies campfire for some ghost stories and discussions of the scariest wrestlers ever. From AEW's Abadon to The Undertaker, we're breaking down our favorite creepy wrestlers and what makes them so horrifying. After all, Halloween is just around the corner!
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    • 58 min
    The 2021 Tournament Of Beef Part 2 (With Keisha Hatchett)

    The 2021 Tournament Of Beef Part 2 (With Keisha Hatchett)

    This week, we welcome back third Wrestle Buddy Keisha Hatchett (TV Line) to help us crown the inaugural Tournament of Beef winner. Let's talk about the beefiest wrestler's around for 45 minutes and all get really silly together!
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    • 49 min
    The 2021 Tournament Of Beef Part 1 (With Greg Martinez-Thomas)

    The 2021 Tournament Of Beef Part 1 (With Greg Martinez-Thomas)

    This week, GameSpot's Greg Martinez-Thomas returns to the show for the first half of the Tournament of Beef. That's right, after so much talk about beefy boys, we're determining who the beefiest boy in all of the professional wrestling world truly is. And in case you're wondering, both men and women are eligible to be named beefiest boy. Let's go to the bracket!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    WWE Extreme Rules 2021 Predictions

    WWE Extreme Rules 2021 Predictions

    This week, Mat and Chris are joined by PredictionBot 3000 to talk about what's going to happen at WWE Extreme Rules 2021. This show is notable due to the fact that WWE has seemingly announced next to no stipulations for any of the matches we're going to see--and most of the matches are pretty underwhelming. Sounds extreme to us!
    Follow Wrestle Buddies:
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    • 23 min
    AEW Is Making Wrestling Cool Again (With Ben Howard)

    AEW Is Making Wrestling Cool Again (With Ben Howard)

    This week, mat and Chris are joined by GameSpot's Ben Howard--AKA the person who made Wrestle Buddies a reality. The rise of All Elite Wrestling has made Ben a wrestling fan again and we in-depth about what's working, what's not, and what's so exciting about AEW. Chris also wants you to know he absolutely does not hate AEW.
    Follow Wrestle Buddies:
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    • 53 min
    We Watched WWE's Super Weird Vince McMahon DVD

    We Watched WWE's Super Weird Vince McMahon DVD

    Class is in session! This week, Chris and Mat are learning an uncomfortable amount about WWE boss Vince McMahon. In 2006, WWE released a documentary about the man, which has since been lost to time. But we found an old copy on eBay and now we know about the time he pitched an incest storyline with his own daughter. Yeah, it's totally weird.
    Sources:
    https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/12-strangest-things-we-learned-from-wwes-forgotten-vince-mcmahon-documentary/2900-3773/
    https://slamwrestling.net/index.php/2001/04/03/end-of-an-era-on-tbs-solie-georgia-and-black-saturday/
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Rerun3k ,

Five stars or Get off our backs!

To quote Ben Stiller: “Do it!”.

Kimalla ,

Best

Best podcast ever, but I’m not partial.

tnnsbaw ,

Definitely recommend

A fun weekly podcast about the random things that have happened in pro wrestling over the years. The hosts have a great dynamic & are entertaining whether or not you know a lot about wrestling. Definitely recommend.

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