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. 251: All Regal-ite Wrestling
Mat Ricardo is a variety performer- a career that involves a whole ton of entertaining crowds! So yeah, you could say he understands a little of what wrestlers went through this year. He’s ready to discuss the build to the latest PPV and the brilliant career of William Regal.
Ep. 250: The WWE Films situation w/ Daron Jackson
Daron Jackson is a production attorney for WWE Films. Or at least he was, up until a few days ago. Yup, not even WWE Films is immune to the sweeping layoffs that Vince McMahon has inflicted upon the company this year. Daron will tell us all about his final days with the company and even talk about a bit of wrestling too.
Ep. 249: Surrender the Sword
We had a break and a breather and now we’re back! Hal’s ready to talk all about the Philly love from wrestlers and how the NBA booted AEW from its regular time slot. Plus we’ve gotta talk about Kofi Kingston’s return to the main event scene and one of the worst stories in WWE history.
Ep. 248: We’re live pal!
In celebration of the Max Fun Drive, we recorded an episode LIVE and posted the video onto our Facebook group! We go through a bunch of our listeners’ Main Event suggestions including the rise Orange Cassidy and what made us fall in wrestling all those years ago...
Ep. 247: You can always come home
It’s the Max Fun Drive finale! Let’s celebrate with a brand newwwww Tights and Fights! There are so many fantastic wrestling returns over the years that turn us back into little baby marks even after years of learned pessimism. Let’s talk about them! Plus: A look ahead at WrestleMania: Backlash (What a name!)
Ep. 246: Blood red, Hollar mean
Clean up after your pups and try to stop the bleeding, it’s brand new #MaxFunDrive edition of Tights and Fights! We’re talking all about the return of Eva Marie, the potential end of Daniel Bryan in WWE and the amount of color on AEW and NXT.
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.
Required for WWE Fans
I’ve been a WWE fan since it was called WWF. My cousins and I used to why WWF ice cream bars from the corner store as kids. I think the hosts are funny and knowledgeable. It’s just a fun show.
Not as fun as it used to be
When I first started listening the show truly did have both the “sincerity and hilarity” it proclaims to have. Unfortunately over the past year or so it has devolved into yet another wrestling podcast hosted by people who seem to not enjoy wrestling. I’m not feeling the negative tone of the show lately as it’s the opposite of what got me listening in the first place. I’m going to unsubscribe for a few months and check back in 2021. Hoping in the meantime they find the fun in wrestling again.