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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.

    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.
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    • 52 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
    AEW All Out 2021 Predictions

    AEW All Out 2021 Predictions

    This week, PredictionBot 3000 and Smackdown Hacker join Mat and Chris to talk about AEW All Out 2021. We predict each match and talk about why we're so excited about the show.
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    • 54 min
    Analyzing CM Punk's And Becky Lynch's Returns

    Analyzing CM Punk's And Becky Lynch's Returns

    After a massive week in wrestling, Chris and Mat are left to figure it all out. First, we look at CM Punk's massive debut in AEW. Then, it's SummerSlam time as we analyze Becky Lynch's return--which we did not love. Finally, the Smackdown Hacker makes his long-awaited return and he has a new job. All that, plus your questions!
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    • 56 min
    WWE SummerSlam 2021 Predictions (With WWE's Nikki ASH)

    WWE SummerSlam 2021 Predictions (With WWE's Nikki ASH)

    This week, Mat and Chris are joined by none other than WWE Raw Women's Champion Niki ASH to talk about her match at SummerSlam, becoming almost a superhero, and her journey to the championship. Then, we break down the SummerSlam card and give our thoughts on every single match!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Booking CM Punk In AEW

    Booking CM Punk In AEW

    There have been plenty of rumors about CM Punk and Bryan Danielson joining AEW, and during the WWE Wines episode of the podcast, Chris and Mat discussed how they would be booked. However, that segment was cut for time, and now, it's a standalone episode. Additionally, the guys discuss wrestling's current landscape and touch upon what wrestling needs to do in order to reach new people.
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    • 33 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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