148 episodes

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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    • 4.6 • 29 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 Final Episode: WWE 2K23 Hands-On And New Day Talks UUDD

    The Final Episode: WWE 2K23 Hands-On And New Day Talks UUDD

    In sadly the final episode of Wrestle Buddies, Chris and Mat head to San Antonio, Texas for the Royal Rumble. The guys get a hands-on look at WWE 2K23 and talk about Wargames and Showcase Mode. Xavier Woods, Big E, and Kofi Kingston come on one last time to talk about the worst Up Up Down Down champion. And for some reason, Dog Dad Lawyer shows up to play as "Brun Beaker" against "Edge from U2" in a WWE 2K23 match. He knows nothing about wrestling, and it shows. Editor Mat comes on one last time to give his thoughts about the podcast and his future.
    Thank you for listening to us over the last three years.
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    • 59 min
    WWE 2K23 Talk With Visual Concepts

    WWE 2K23 Talk With Visual Concepts

    It's that time of year where 2K Games will be releasing the latest installment in its WWE franchise. Lynell Jinks, Bryan Williams, and Dino Zucconi come on to discuss some of the things coming in the new game, including John Cena's Showcase Mode, MyGM, and of course, WARGAMES.
    Additionally, Chris and Mat have an update about Wrestle Buddies.
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    • 33 min
    The State Of WWE And AEW In 2023

    The State Of WWE And AEW In 2023

    It's 2023 friends, and Mat and Chris are back from a well-deserved break. The two talk about what's been happening in WWE the past few weeks and Chris tells us about the recent AEW taping he attended in LA. The guys make some predictions about what's going to happen in the new year, and if WWE is being sold, who is buying. Also, the guys from Typical Wrestling Podcast show back up and suck the fun out of the show.
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    • 53 min
    AEW's Nyla Rose And Serpentico Yell At Each Other For An Hour

    AEW's Nyla Rose And Serpentico Yell At Each Other For An Hour

    AEW's Nyla Rose and Serpentico have been feuding on Twitter for months, and it all stems from a McDonald's hamburger incident. From there, t-shirts were made and mean tweets have been sent. Both wrestlers join Chris and Mat, as the Wrestle Buddies try to find common ground between the two and hope they can put their rivalry behind them, at least for the holiday season.
    Nyla on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/NylaRoseBeast
    Nyla on Twitch:
    https://www.twitch.tv/nylarosebeast
    Serpentico on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/KingSerpentico
    Serpentico on Twitch:
    https://www.twitch.tv/serpenticotv
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    • 58 min
    The 2022 Wrestle Buddies Awards For Excellence And Silliness In Wrestling

    The 2022 Wrestle Buddies Awards For Excellence And Silliness In Wrestling

    It's that time of the year again. Chris and Mat are presenting awards for some of the best moments in wrestling this past year. We're honoring Gangrel's tweets, Shane Helms existing, bad storylines, great Wrestle Buddies guests, fake wrestlers we made up, and so much more. Will your favorites win? Find out with this very classy award show that's barely even about wrestling anymore.
    Follow Wrestle Buddies:
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    http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring
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    • 37 min
    Survivor Series Wargames Predictions

    Survivor Series Wargames Predictions

    It's time for Wargames! Well, it's still Wargames, but it's Survivor Series now. For the first time ever, the Wargames match is coming to a major WWE PLE. Chris and Mat go over the card and make some predictions. However, because it's a busy week leading up to Thanksgiving, the guys recorded this episode early, when there were only three matches officially booked, so they guess what the rest of the card will look like.
    Follow Wrestle Buddies:
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    Follow Chris:
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 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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