Tights and Fights is the podcast that covers pro-wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves. Every week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk make sense of the chaos that is the world of sports-entertainment. Whether it's the latest headlines, a cultural analysis of an old angle or a debate about which wrestler has the best merch, Tights and Fights will examine every corner of the squared-circle for your enjoyment.
Ep. 335: Royal Rumble 2023
This year's winners were Cody Rhodes and Rhea Ripley and goodness did they earn their spots in a pair of really great Royal Rumbles. What they lacked in surprises the two matches more than made up for in setting up the participants to look strong.
Ep. 334: The 2000 Royal Rumble
We’re so close– SO close– to the 2023 Royal Rumble. To celebrate, we take a look back at the Royal Rumble from 2000. It’s widely regarded as one of the greatest WWE PPVs ever… even if the Rumble itself is pretty weak.
Ep. 333: The entrance music of Cody Rhodes
Woooaaaaa–OOOH! Cody Rhodes will make his return at the Royal Rumble. We take the opportunity to discuss his entrance music from over the years (goodness there’s been a bunch of it). Plus: Rhea Ripley vs. Solo Sikoa for Mania?
Ep. 332: WWE’s Sale
Quick! If we all pool our money together we can each buy a little bit of WWE! It’s gotta be better than all of the alternatives that we discuss on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights… But through all the rumors, at least we still have Kevin Owens.
Ep. 331: Virus McMahon
It’s a new year and it’s already making headlines! Vince McMahon back in WWE? Sasha Banks finally returning to wrestle in New Japan? Let’s get to everything!
Ep. 330: 2022 Year in Review
It was the most consequential year in wrestling history. We’ll run down some of the major headlines and even talk about some of the actual wrestling.
Great podcast! As a fan of Open Mike Eagle I was so delighted to discover the early episodes of this podcast. I have been making my way through the archives of this show while also listening to the new episodes when they drop. Around 130 episodes in and I’m sad to know that Mikes time as a host on the show is likely coming to an end. As much as I love what he’s doing currently, I’m really going to miss hearing him talk about wrestling. That being said, at the same time I am excited to hear more from Hal, Danielle, and Lindsey. You all are amazing!
Loved for years
What used to be a wonderful, fun focused escape from the world has become a wwe review sandwich among a rant (or two or three) about what other companies are doing wrong. I get they were all brought up on wwf/e, but it’s tough to listen to their negativity towards Tony Kahn after the company has existed less than 10% as long as their favorite. Maybe just stick with reviewing the E so it can be fun for you guys and wait until you feel positively about other things. I just don’t like feeling defensive, and combative about what I watch. I hope the best for all the hosts, as i’ve thoroughly enjoyed all their work at different times.
I love this podcast and the hosts a lot. There are many ways to watch and enjoy wrestling, and I feel like their specific ways match mine perfectly. They get it. They are delightful, and they are nice. They get the humor, they criticize what I also feel needs criticism. I’m sort of a new fan to WWE, people have tried to get me to watch it my entire life and I resisted but I get it now and I’m obsessed.
Tights and Fights just makes it even better and amplified my love and obsession. I have only listened to about 10 episodes so far, but I’ll be listening every single week for as long as the podcast exists. It’s just great. Thanks!
I had heard Hal Lublin on some PFT podcasts over the years and listened because I’d heard of him, but the first three eps I heard he wasn’t even in it and I was already this hooked to it because of the other phenomenal hosts. I agree with Lindsay so consistently.