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Music and professional wrestling have intertwined for decades. Join wrestling fan Andrew Rich as he explores the relationship between the suplex and the soundtrack.

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Music and professional wrestling have intertwined for decades. Join wrestling fan Andrew Rich as he explores the relationship between the suplex and the soundtrack.

    Music of the Mat #145: Masters of Dragongate Vol. 4

    Music of the Mat #145: Masters of Dragongate Vol. 4

    On this episode of Music of the Mat, Andrew is joined once again by Mike Spears (Open the Voice Gate, Spearsovations) for a fourth grab bag of Dragongate themes! As always, Andrew and Mike catch up on the happenings in DG since the last time they spoke (and boy oh boy have there been some happenings lately) before delving into the themes. This time around they play songs for Yuki Yoshioka, Diamante, Madoka Kikuta, Kzy, Jacky Funky Kamei, and more!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Music of the Mat #144: Hip Hop Themes (Vol. 3)

    Music of the Mat #144: Hip Hop Themes (Vol. 3)

    On this episode of Music of the Mat, Andrew is joined by the returning Suit Williams (Voices of Wrestling, Smark Sports) to discuss another batch of hip hop wrestling themes. Andrew and Suit go over themes for John Cena, LAX, Sasha Banks, Fred Rosser, Keith Lee, and more!

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Music of the Mat #143: WWF No Mercy

    Music of the Mat #143: WWF No Mercy

    Dig dig diggity, dig diggity dog. On this episode of Music of the Mat, Andrew gives some thoughts on the music of the critically acclaimed video game WWF No Mercy. As part of a series of beloved wrestling games for the Nintendo 64 by the AKI Corporation, No Mercy came out in late 2000 and still maintains a devoted fanbase to this day. Andrew goes over his own history with playing No Mercy and similar AKI wrestling games, and talks about the game's distinct and funky music.
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    • 36 min
    Music of the Mat #142: Davey Boy Smith

    Music of the Mat #142: Davey Boy Smith

    On this episode of Music of the Mat, Andrew is joined once again by James Truepenny (The Truepenny Show) to discuss the themes of "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith! Making his bones in World of Sport and Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, Davey Boy would go on to become one of the biggest British wrestlers of all time, both as a member of The British Bulldogs with Dynamite Kid and later on as a singles star in WWF and WCW. Andrew chats with James about the triumphs and tragedies of Davey Boy's life and career, some of the lesser-known theme songs he's had over the years, seeing Davey Boy live on a local UK show, and more!
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Music of the Mat #141: Music Memories with Joe Gagne

    Music of the Mat #141: Music Memories with Joe Gagne

    On this episode of Music of the Mat, it's the latest installment of Music Memories! Andrew is joined once again by fellow Massachusetts dude Joe Gagne (5 Star Match Game), who shares three memories from his wrestling fandom that are strongly linked to music in some way. Andrew and Joe chat about discovering ECW via the internet in 1995, going to ROH shows during the Special K days, reflecting on Finn Balor and the NXT Black and Gold era, and more!
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    • 33 min
    Music of the Mat #140: Ozzy Osbourne

    Music of the Mat #140: Ozzy Osbourne

    ALL ABOOOOOOOARD HAHAHAHAHA! On this episode of Music of the Mat, Andrew is joined once again by Chris Novembrino (Shake Them Ropes, Don't Worry About the Government) to discuss the use of Ozzy Osbourne's music in pro wrestling. As a heavy metal icon, Ozzy has had a legendary 50+ year career with both his solo work and as a founding member of Black Sabbath, the most influential metal band of all time. Andrew and Chris play a selection of Sabbath and Ozzy solo material that was used in wrestling throughout the years, the similarities between Ozzy and wrestling, the differences between some of Ozzy's guitarists, and much more!
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    • 1 hr 35 min

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19 Ratings

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