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Under the Spotlight – WrestleMania XXXI: Part One

The dust has finally settled from a stellar WrestleMania weekend, and whether or not you were excited about the event to begin with, WWE delivered a showcase that exceeded all expectations.

It’s strange to think, last week I was trying my hardest to write some predictions for the 31st instalment of the Show of Shows, and it just felt so unnatural. The build-up was so lacklustre that it felt like I had to work harder to get myself excited about each match, than WWE creative did actually building towards the event.

I will admit, however, that in the final days before ‘Mania, the expertly designed promo vignettes for each bout actually did a great job of creating some last-minute hype, but up until then it was just the name “WrestleMania” that kept me intrigued.

But needless to say, I loved WrestleMania 31 to the point where I can say it was one of the best I’ve seen in years. My two favourites are 20 and 28, my first to watch live as a kid and my first to attend respectively, but apart from those, this could easily be up there with my all-time favourites.

And before we move forward and look towards Extreme Rules and even as far as SummerSlam and next year’s WrestleMania, it’s time to look back at the spectacle that came out of Levi’s Stadium last Sunday night.

Now, the last thing you need is for me to do match-by-match analyses of the show, because it would honestly just be me saying “that was bloody awesome, next” to each one. Instead, let’s discuss some of the biggest moments, highest talking points and the questionable decisions that came out of it, as well as how to go forward from them.

Big Show wins the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

There was a lot more disappointment from this result than I ever would have imagined. To be quite honest, I can’t think of anybody more deserving to win a Battle Royal dedicated to the memory of André than Big Show.

Granted, I think having Cesaro bodyslam Show over the top rope last year was genius, and Cesaro was long overdue a bit of spotlight in WWE. The way they almost repeated that finish this year was great too, because once again, Cesaro’s unparalleled strength was put on display. He looked amazing yet again, and that was even after he’d retained the Tag-Team Championship in an extremely fun, exciting opening contest with a brilliant finish.

I won’t lie, I was rooting for Cesaro, Hideo Itami and by the end, Damien Mizdow to pull off the victory, but did Big Show deserve it? Damn right he did. The only good WrestleMania moment he had to himself was winning the Intercontinental Championship in 2012, and after a brilliant career like he’s had, I think it only makes sense for him to have at least one match he can look back at as an example of where his size actually proved an advantage to him.

Big Show has been compared to André the Giant his whole career. Hell, I wrote a list of my dream matches for SLTD Wrestling for Christmas in 2013, and I had Big Show/André in my top five. It just makes sense, and I know it’s easy to look at a man as big as Paul Wight and say “that guy’s like André the Giant” but I feel like he’s prided himself on it his whole career, and not only that, but he’s tried to amass a legacy just as impressive.

There are many people who see Big Show, and this goes for Kane too, and think his day in the sun should’ve ended several years ago, and that may blind people into thinking the man doesn’t deserve big things anymore because he’s overstaying his welcome, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Especially in Kane’s case, a lot of people think that the corporate stuff they do these days is ruining the legacy they’ve created for themselves over the years.

I think it shows that they can adapt, that they know what it takes to stay around for so long in a business that thrives on new faces being introduced every year. And no, Big Show isn’t going to be on our television screens for much longer, whether that means a couple of months or a few years, but I think he’s good enough at what he does, that if he feels that he can still work every week, he should be allowed to do that.

Besides, I think he proved during the Battle Royal just how physically fit he really is, because he was knocked off the apron by Big E, and he had to rely on his upper body strength to pull himself back up. That’s a lot of man to pull up! Now, he didn’t exactly skin the cat, but it was impressive nonetheless, and it’s small feats of strength and moments like that that show me he’s not quite ready to hang the boots up just yet.

My only critique is that the Battle Royal was on the pre-show, but I still got to see it live (not for €9.99 though, bloody currency conversion), so I suppose that’s only a small thing. I wouldn’t mind the André Battle Royal being an annual thing, because it means that some of the rivalries, as we saw with Miz and Mizdow, can have their moments on the grand stage of WrestleMania. It also gets some of the lower card stars like Zack Ryder and Heath Slater on the card somehow, which is great.

It is also a nice way of introducing an NXT star or two to the crowd in a small way, as we saw with Hideo Itami, who had a lot of supporters, especially after eliminating Bo Dallas with a huge kick to the face. It was also cool to see that rather than have someone like Ryback take Itami out, and then get eliminated himself, they had to have the 400-pound giant do it, and he ended up winning the thing in the end. Hopefully when Itami makes his official debut, we can see him go one-on-one with the Big Show, because that would be a David vs. Goliath situation if I ever saw one.

Anyway, nobody should criticise WWE for giving Big Show this victory, because I cannot stress enough just how much he deserves it. Out of everyone in that match, young or old, face or heel, this man winning made the most sense. If he wins it two years in a row, then you can talk, but for now be happy for the man.

Sting plays the game, and loses

Let’s be honest here; after an entrance like that, how can you possibly lose? I don’t care if Triple H used his relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger to make that Terminator-inspired arrival a possibility, if WWE paid a fortune or if Hollywood paid for the publicity for the new film, I thought it was amazing.

Triple H has become known for his unbelievably powerful, emphatic entrances on the Grandest Stage of them all, and I don’t know if he’ll ever top what they accomplished this year. That was damn cool. The Terminator series is probably my favourite action movie franchise, and Arnie’s “it’s time to play the game” was just freaking awesome. Definitely screamed “WrestleMania” to me.

Back on the wrasslin’ side of things, I think there were a lot of mixed feelings going into this match to begin with. Some people expected it to be slow and boring due to it being Sting’s first ever match in a WWE ring, not to mention his age, other people thought that the atmosphere of WrestleMania would bring the best out of Sting and make his debut one to remember.

I for one, did not expect the nostalgia-fest that we witnessed when D-Generation X squared off against the New World Order. That was an extremely pleasant surprise, and only served to make it, what many seem to believe, the match of the night.

It wasn’t my favourite match last Sunday, but that’s only because I thought the rest of the line-up was so entertaining to witness. Without the blast from the past, and that amazing Sweet Chin Music from Mr. WrestleMania, Shawn Michaels, I’m not sure it would’ve been nearly as enjoyable. Still though, amazing stuff.
One of the most questionable decisions that came from Sunday’s event was the decision to have Triple H go over, and at first, I was confused too, but in hindsight I think it was the right decision.

It may have seemed weird to hype Sting up to the point where you treat his WWE arrival like the second coming of the Messiah (or in this case, the first), and then turn around and have him lose his debut match, on a grand stage like WrestleMania, no less.

But this was a unique case in which WWE, and Sting himself, had no idea if this would be a once-off match to say farewell to a legend who never had his day in the sun, or just the beginning. Which means this match had to be treated as a one-time thing.

If you’re looking at this match as the kingpin of WCW taking on the arguable kingpin of WWE, over a decade after WCW lost the Monday Night War, then there’s no way that Sting could’ve left that building with his arm raised.
If you think that’s a crappy way of looking at it, and I sincerely do (or I did, at least), since Sting blatantly stated that he was not going into this match to represent WCW, then you’re looking at one icon versus another. Two equals, two men who were, at different points, at the very top of the ladder in their respective companies.

You still can’t have Triple H lose here, because he’s the one who sticks around. Triple H is the one who walks around Monday Night Raw with his head held high and a grin on his face, because the Authority have once again proved their dominance. And they can throw that in the faces of the John Cenas, the Rocks and the Daniel Bryans of the world.

Sting wins the match, he goes home, and what? Treating this as a once-off means that Triple H had way more to lose in this match. And going back to my previous statement, if Sting had been right about this being a one-on-one match, then yes, he probably should’ve won.

But the second Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall walked out to trade blows with Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac, it became about WWE versus WCW again. It wasn’t just about the NWO and DX, because if it was, Shawn Michaels could’ve easily come out wearing black and white too.

Now obviously HBK’s role in DX was about a million times more impactful than his introduction to the NWO in 2002, but the fact remains that he was once a member of the legendary faction. This was obviously about WCW and the WWE again, and in this day and age, you just can’t have WCW win that battle.

Triple H is allowed to have this win, in my opinion. Seeing Sting in the WWE has been amazing, and I think there’s too much potential for them to let him go now, when a legendary final match against The Undertaker would be money in their pocket the second they announce it.

But as we saw on the WWE Network after this week’s Raw, there is no guarantee that Sting will ever face off against The Undertaker. It looks like he wants it to happen, based on his reaction to the chants of the crowd, and there have been several rumours going around that Sting and ‘Taker were fairly close this past weekend, but I don’t think anything is set in stone just yet. Meaning this win belonged to Triple H.

Bryan and Cena win gold

As far as obvious results go, John Cena’s clash with Rusev last weekend takes the cake. If you thought for one second that they would let an undefeated, anti-American powerhouse like Rusev leave WrestleMania with his streak intact, over John Cena, no less, then you need to get your head checked.

But the predictable finish didn’t hurt this match too much. Sure, out of everything on the card, I was probably least interested in this one, but that’s not the point. The biggest question was how Cena could topple the Bulgarian Brute in a believable fashion, so that Rusev could continue to dominate the rest of the roster until his next big adversary came along.

What I did like about the finish to this match was that Cena didn’t win clean. He had what I would call a babyface’s equivalent of a dirty finish, using Lana against Rusev to get the victory. It leaves the question; what would the result be if Lana wasn’t at ringside?

Well, it would’ve been the exact same, but thankfully that doesn’t need to be proven to us. At least not until the latter half of 2015 when Cena buries Rusev in a 30-second match to hype a main event against his newest opponent. I’m looking at you, Bray Wyatt…

Anyway, Cena winning the United States Championship is great in a number of ways. For all of you Cena haters out there, it keeps him away from Ric Flair’s record for at least another couple of months, but it also brings some much-desired prestige to a title that severely lacks it.

As we saw on Monday Night Raw, the reign has already started giving us spectacular matches, with Dean Ambrose’s valiant effort to win back the title. What a brilliant way to give that title some relevance, huh?

I also sense a shift in personality for John Cena too. Maybe it was just that raucous Raw crowd, but Cena seemed a little more attitudinal than usual during his pre-match promo this week. I’m not saying a heel turn is imminent, because I won’t believe that will ever happen until I see it with my own eyes, but after Cena picked up the win, I would not have been too shocked to see him turn on Ambrose. Whatever it was, I liked it.

And speaking of new champions, Daniel Bryan picked up his first Intercontinental Championship in a brutal Ladder Match, meaning he’s officially won every title there is to win on the main roster, excluding the Divas Championship. Obviously.

Again, this is much-needed in order to make a legendary title like the IC Title relevant again, and I can see we’re going to be getting some brilliant matches out of it. For example, I reckon a Fatal Four-Way will be in order at Extreme Rules, with Bad News Barrett, Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus, who has constructed this incredible new heel persona for himself.

I can’t wait to see where Sheamus takes this new-found hatred for human life. For now though, I’ll be happy to see him, Bryan, Barrett and Ziggler deliver what will undoubtedly be some superb matches over the course of the next few weeks.

There are a lot of people that think this is all leading up to Daniel Bryan taking on John Cena soon to unify the mid-card titles, but I think that’s an awful idea. Unless they decide to shorten Raw and have less content each week, which I can’t see happening, that would be counter-productive.

I would absolutely not be opposed to Cena and Bryan squaring off again somewhere down the line, but to unify the titles? No thanks.

No matter where these championship reigns lead, I do think the right men won at WrestleMania, and hope that Cena and Bryan can make the titles important again. That way, whoever ends up winning the belts next will benefit from it the way they should.

Rollins exchanges cash for gold

I don’t know if there’s a person out there that thinks Seth Rollins was undeserving of this monumental victory. Maybe Roman Reigns’ family, who’ve supposedly been so angered by their relative’s loss that they wanted to “go to war” with the WWE over it. Give me a break.

We, as fans, wanted to go to war with the WWE at the Royal Rumble this year (and last) because Daniel Bryan didn’t win the big one. Did we get over it? Yes. Was WrestleMania amazing in spite of it? You’re damn right it was. For such a tough, legendary family, it looks like some of its members need to buck up.

Anyway, I love how last year, well before The Shield imploded following its collision with Evolution, the vast majority of fans thought that Seth Rollins would be the afterthought once the dominant trio went their separate ways.

Dean Ambrose was always considered a wizard on the microphone, Roman Reigns had that sought-after look that Vince McMahon has always loved, and while Rollins had the ability, many people reckoned that he would be the one to fall behind when the other two reached success.

But despite being the only former member of The Shield not to be scheduled for a championship match at WrestleMania this year, he was the only one to walk out with championship gold, and in the main event, no less.

Seth Rollins solidified himself late last year as arguably the biggest heel in the WWE, and quite possibly the future face of the company, and last Sunday he proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

It’s actually phenomenal to think, when I went to Miami for WrestleMania 28 three years ago, the very first match I saw that weekend was Rollins squaring off against Ambrose at Axxess. I knew that was an IWC-dream match, and I loved every minute of it, but never did I think that just three years later, the winner of that match would walk out of WrestleMania with the WWE’s crown jewel. It’s spectacular.

With the news of Brock Lesnar’s new WWE contract breaking early last week, a lot of people (most of whom I think were originally expecting Reigns to win) were left guessing as to who would walk out with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Surely WWE wouldn’t allow Lesnar to keep the title when he’s done barely anything with it since SummerSlam, but surely they also wouldn’t let Reigns win the title when the vast majority of fans in Levi’s Stadium would lose their shit if he did.

In the end, no matter how many people wanted Lesnar or Reigns to win, WWE gave us the best result we could’ve possibly gotten. Whether or not you are a Seth Rollins fan, and I have no idea why you wouldn’t be, him leaving as Champion leaves us with endless possibilities for at least a few months.

I think we all figured that, no matter who left ‘Mania with the title, the next Pay-Per-View event or two would be headlined by Reigns/Rollins, because all signs seemed to be pointing in that direction. The only hint of a one-on-one rivalry they had was when Ambrose had to shoot a movie last year, but that got cut short when Roman got injured.

Lesnar re-signing or going back to UFC would’ve sparked the same result either way from a summer standpoint, he wasn’t going to be wrestling full-time anyway. But now it looks like these Pay-Per-Views will be headlined by Seth Rollins putting his title on the line against Roman Reigns.

Now whether or not Reigns defeats Rollins for that title is a story for a different day. But for now, we fans can rejoice in that the Architect of the Shield has now become the face of the WWE, after creating history at WrestleMania as the only man to ever cash in Money in the Bank on the Grandest Stage of them all, and winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to put the cherry on top.

Thanks for making it this far, guys. In the next part, I’ll be talking about The Undertaker’s return against Bray Wyatt, the potential for The Rock to clash with Triple H in the future and some of the new Superstars we were introduced to from NXT this week, Neville and Kalisto, as well as why I don’t think any NXT Divas should be brought up just yet.

If you enjoyed this blog, please feel free to leave a comment below, and if you’d like to talk to me directly, you can follow me on Twitter @AdamOB_UTS, or you can click on my name at the top of this webpage to take you right there.

Also, be sure to support all of the other MFX Ramblers here by having a look at the extensive range of blogs on the site. And as usual, don’t neglect the two head honchos, Sir Ian and Duckman, and make sure to check out their latest podcast where they will review WrestleMania themselves. I just know you’ll love it.

Auf Wiedersehen!

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MFX Show 62

MFX62 – We Go Beyond The Bell.

Normally we do a big intro here, but most of you don’t read it and this show stands on its own merits. It doesn’t need any more hype than this:

Drunk Marc Abrigo fights back. Skelly fails with an email. The MFX Galaxy are once again forced into buying merchandise. Duckman steps into the world of Total Divas. Sir Ian reviews the autobiography of Screech from Saved By The Bell…and that’s just the show opening.

IMPACT is reviewed early on a Sunday morning, which results in unrelenting hilarity and great energy. Then Dixie Carter vs. AJ Styles work/shoot rubbish happens and we give up on TNA. Sir Ian is broken. Officially.

Time for RAW – The Shield vs. The World, more of Miz’s Dad, JBL and Big Show exchange texts about beating up Miz, Gameboy returns and Ryback annoys CM Punk. One of our most fun reviews of RAW in a long time.

See, such little hype. So dive in yourself. Join Sir Ian and Duckman as we traverse the week in wrestling. No one does this like us. Mainly because they’re non smarky, professional people and we’re two idiots who spend too much time laughing about childish rubbish.

Thanks for listening. Be sure to get involved in next week’s show through all the usual channels. Oh and BUY SOME MERCH!!

PLAYLIST:

Saved By The Bell theme
The Libertines – Can’t Stand Me Now

Podcasts

MFX Show 47

MFX47 – Tigers, Lions and Chavs – Oh My!

That’s right you lucky people, it’s that time of the week you have all been waiting for – MFX IS BACK!!  The sun is shining, the summer is here and MFX is in the kind of mischievous mood that will tickle your funny bone until you can’t take it anymore.

We kick the show off this week with the results of the challenge – what WWE produced film should Duckman and Sir Ian review.  All we can say is we hate you MFX Galaxy.  You think you’re funny, but you’re not!  After we get over the terrible news of what horrendous movie you voted for us to review we lighten the mood.  It’s your comedy wrestling apps and you guys really bring out the best in MFX with your ideas.  Duckman predicts the future and also shares a funny post by the kind of wrestling fan that makes us all look bad.

Our review of IMPACT is up next.  It’s the go home show for Slammiversary and Sir Ian hated it with a passion.  But he didn’t hate it as much as his trip to Chessington World of Adventure.  This is Sir Ian at his finest!  We discuss IMPACT in depth and also wonder if the format of IMPACT needs to change now that the PPV schedule has been cut back to four in one year.

Once IMPACT has been dealt with it’s time for our review of Slammiversary.  It’s a surprisingly entertaining show, with some great matches but a slightly predictable and over booked main event.  We actually end up talking about Brick Hogan’s peach dress for longer than we should do.   Oh and Duckman finds new respect for a TNA Knockout.

We wrap the show up this week with the usual MFX review of RAW.  We review the show and somehow end up talking about Chyna’s autobiography, Adam Sandler films, what goes on inside WWE booking meetings when they’re working out Ryback’s terrible dialogue and so many random subjects you’ll just have to listen to the show and find out for yourself.

We laughed, we cried, we laughed some more.  It’s MFX47, it’s a beast of show and we promise you will come away from this podcast a better, happier and more awesome human being.

As always get in touch with the show through all the usual channels.  Thanks and enjoy the show!

PLAYLIST:

The Pigeon Detectives – I’m Not Sorry

The Dropkick Murphys – I’m Shipping Up to Boston

Presidents of the United States – Peaches

Podcasts

MFX Show 46

MFX46 – Raw is Wyatt

It’s that time of the week once again – MFX is back and we’re ready to rock the week in wrestling as only MFX can.  Join Duckman and Sir Ian Trumps for another 3 hour extravaganza of wrestling news, reviews of RAW and IMPACT and of course, jokes, loads and loads of jokes!

We kick the show off this week with a look at some of the big news stories of the week including Hulk Hogan nearly blowing his hand off, the Wrestlemania buy rate (lots of good discussions here), new WWE developmental signings and more!   And we’ve got a challenge in mind that needs the MFX Galaxy’s help.

The IMPACT review this week is ridiculously fun.  The show was pretty lame, which means the MFX review is packed full of jokes, impressions and we learn that Sir Ian Trumps hates the concept of friendship.  Oh and we discuss the new TNA Jeff Hardy Exercise App.  Yep, fun times.

We wrap the show up with our review of RAW.  We liked the show this week and our fun review reflects that.  We mark out for The Shield vs. Hell No…again.  We laugh with Ryback and marvel at how  wooden Curtis Axel and Bret Hart are.  Oh and The Wyatt Family promo gets Sir Ian out of his bed and marking out like crazy!

It’s a really fun show this week.  Plenty of good wrestling discussion with a huge side order of comedy moments and salty language.

As always, get involved in future shows through all the usual means.  Thanks and enjoy the show.

PLAYLIST:

Suede – Filmstar

War – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

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MFX Show 45

MFX45 – The comeback…again

Has it really only been five weeks since the last MFX podcast?  We don’t know about you guys, but it’s felt like five months to us.  But fear not true believers, Duckman and Sir Ian Trumps are back and we’re bringing you a bumper show as a special thank you for waiting so patiently for our return.

So what’s on the show this week?  Well, we’ve got all the news from Sir Ian’s stag week in Bulgaria, as well as his wedding.  We hear all about Sir Ian’s big day and it truly brings a tear to the eye.  Then Duckman tells his story about meeting Mick Foley, which isn’t as romantic.  We finish off the opening part of the show with the big reveal about what happened with the so called ‘network’ The Universal Takeover Sports Network and their CEO and President Bobby Johnson.  That’s right folks, we’re off the network after only one month and we both bring shovels to bury everyone involved.

Then it’s on to some wrestling chat.  We review TNA Impact from the 16th May but of course it’s MFX and we’ve been away for over a month, so everything breaks down quite quickly into chaos and mayhem.

WWE’s Extreme Rules PPV is also given the full MFX treatment.  It was a fun show with some good matches that was spoiled by one terrible finish.  We also talk in depth about Brock Lesnar and WWE’s booking of him since his return.  Plus it’s a real Shield love in as we continue to be amazed WWE haven’t ruined this great stable and angle yet!

We finish off the show this week with a review of Monday Night Raw.  We talk Ryback’s cool mobile, crappy WWE films, Danny Glover, the new Paul Heyman guy and Duckman marks out like crazy to the six man tag match.  Plus we talk in detail about WWE’s need to build new stars and how this transitional period might not be a lot of fun now, but should be worth it in the long run…we hope.

So what are you all waiting for?  It’s MFX45 and we’re back!!!  Get listening, get laughing and join us as we MFX the week in wrestling as only we can.  It’s good to be back!

Thanks for listening and be sure to interact with future shows by all the usual means.

PLAYLIST:

LL Cool J – Mamma Said Knock You Out

Bahamen – Who Let The Dogs Out?

Journey – Don’t Stop Believing

Podcasts

MFX Show 43

MFX43 – “In The Club We Call Him Bitch” plus Wrestlemania n’ stuff.

Well MFX Galaxy it’s that time of the week once again.  Time to stop watching Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.  Put down that Xbox controller and stop listening to whatever music you’re listening to.  There’s a wrestling podcast here that requires your full attention.  It’s MFX43, the final MFX before Wrestlemania and we’ve got the grand daddy of them all right here!

We kick the show off with some discussion on the sad news about Reid Flair’s passing.  One listener to the show emailed us with a controversial opinion on the tragedy which we discuss.  We lighten the mood by making fun of Shane Douglas and Extreme Rising for a while.  If it’s good enough for Stevie Richards and Danny Doring, it’s good enough for MFX.  Plus we discuss a few other random topics of wrestling news that I’m sure will keep you all thoroughly entertained.

Then it’s time for our review of IMPACT.  Another decent show from TNA, in front of a hot crowd and Taryn Terrell is in the hottest wrestling gear we’ve ever seen.   We probably spend too long talking about that.  There’s all the usual Hulk Hogan jokes and Chavo hate that you’ve come to know and love from MFX.  Another fun review of a fun wrestling show.

We then turn our attention to WWE and the final RAW before Wrestlemania.  It wasn’t a great show, it wasn’t a terrible show.  It was just a bit of a nothing show, with a horrible final angle which left Sir Ian foaming at the mouth with fury!  Once RAW is dealt with we give a full preview and predictions for Wrestlemania 29.

It’s a bumper show this week folks, packed full of wrestling discussion, crude and childish humour, plus a few nuggets of insight that you will probably ignore.

Next week it’s Wrestlemania 29 so why not get ready for the biggest show of the year with the most entertaining and downright hilarious wrestling podcast around?  The week in WWE and TNA gets the full MFX treatment.  You’re welcome!

As always, thanks for listening, be sure to get in touch with the show through all the usual channels and enjoy Wrestlemania!

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MFX Show 42

MFX42 – FAAANNN DAAANNNN GO F**K YOURSELF (The Meltdown Episode)

Well folks it’s that time of the week once again.  The most entertaining wrestling podcast on the net is back for another episode that is almost too awesome to describe.  It’s MFX42 and this week Duckman and Sir Ian Trumps are in fine form.  Actually they’re both ill and not exactly loving WWE at the moment, but that doesn’t stop them from bringing you another three hours of fun, laughter, salty language and tiny nuggets of insight into the world of WWE and TNA.

The show kicks off this week with an update on Sir Ian’s recent trip to the hospital, we then talk Arnie inducting Bruno into the WWE Hall of Fame, plus Fallon Fox vs. Hulk Hogan, Bully Ray’s recent troubles with the use of a certain word (we call cigarettes this in the UK) and we mourn Chyna’s latest career move.  Oh and a couple of MFX Galaxy members get their nicknames – sorry lads!  Plenty of laughs to be had with all of this.

Then it’s onto IMPACT and we give the show a MFX thumbs up.  Especially for the excellent videos TNA put together to explain the Aces and Eights storyline.  We also ponder Chavo insurance, as well as DOC’s fun times babysitting Garrett and Wes.  We continue to worship at the Church of Taz.  Plus all the usual Brick and Hulk Hogan jokes that make up about 75% of the review.  IMPACT was good this week and so is this review.

We wrap the show up with a RAW review that starts of kind of boring, then goes into total meltdown with Duckman and Sir Ian questioning if they should even be watching WWE anymore, before we throw the script out the window and bring the funny as hard as we possibly can.  It’s a slight train wreck of a review, but an entertaining one nonetheless.

As always be sure to get in touch with MFX through all the usual channels and be sure to spread the word about MFX.

Enjoy the show.

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MFX Show 39

 

MFX39 – UTNSN meet MFX.

Holy crap someone put us on a network!  This week marks the first MFX Wrestling Podcast on the Universal Takeover Sports Network.  We’re selling out big time people, come join us!

For those of you listening for the first time, welcome to the MFX Galaxy!  Duckman and Sir Ian Trumps are here to serve you up a once in a week-time, gratuitously NSFW, vaguely entertaining look at the week in wrestling. This week the usual MFX treatment is dished out: brash, loud, from the UK and with dashes of riotous humour .

We’re talking Old School Raw, TNA IMPACT, the elusive WWE Network.  Oh and Sir Ian goes to the movies.  He reviews a wrestling movie…well…kind of a wrestling movie…it’s set in a ring…there’s a lot of sweating.   Caution:  Chyna present.  Yep…sorry!

So what are you all waiting for?  Stop reading this, get streaming, get downloading and get some MFX goodness inside you.  Come on, you know you want too.

The week in wrestling like you’ve never heard before.  Or so our Mom’s tell us.  What, you calling our Moms liars?  Just listen to the show.  Thank us later.

Get liking MFX on Facebook, get following @MFXPodcast on Twitter.  Send emails and stuff to mfx.show@gmail.com  Check out www.mfxpodcast.com for all our past episodes and interviews!

Enjoy the show.

Playlist:

T P’au – China In Your Hand

The Baywatch Theme

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MFX Show 38

MFX 38 – The Re-run.

It’s that time of week once again, time to set phases to snark, sit back and enjoy another few hours in the company of two sarcastic wrestling fans and a cast of random characters.  Oh yeah baby, it’s MFX38!

We should point out that thanks to some weird fault on the recording, we had to redo the first part of the show this week.  Which was annoying for a number of reasons but mainly because we have a HUGE announcement regarding the future of MFX.  Exciting times folks!  Plus we talk Jack Swagger’s arrest and The Undertaker’s house show return.

Then it’s on to the usual MFX review of TNA IMPACT.  IMPACT is Hogan this week.  Which means we go into over drive.  So many jokes, so much Hogan chat and tons more.

We wrap the show up this week with an in-depth review of RAW.  The opening was great.  The ending was amazing.  The middle kind of sucked.  Oh but there’s so much more to our review of RAW than that.

As always thanks for listening and we hope you guys enjoy the show.  Be sure to check our Facebook page and Twitter for more on the HUGE announcement on the future of MFX.

PLAYLIST:

Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack

Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby

Podcasts

MFX Show 35

 

MFX35 – When a Hulk Hogan tweet goes wrong, we make with the funny.

MFX is back once again for another weekly edition of ridiculously entertaining, shocking, controversial and downright hilarious wrestling podcast wonderment.

Duckman and Sir Ian Trumps kicks things off with an in-depth discussion on TNA’s decision to take Impact away from the Impact Zone and on the road.  Sir Ian makes the case against the move from a business point of view and for once we try to discuss something in a serious manner.  No, really, we do.  We also discuss the headline making news that Bruno Sammartino will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.  Lots of praise for the efforts of HHH on this one.

Then it’s on to our usual review of Monday Night Raw where we wonder what can be done to make Jack Swagger interesting again, we struggle to work out if Bo Dallas is the ugliest woman we’ve ever seen, Sir Ian blows his top at Alberto Del Rio’s suck up promo and we LOVE Brock Lesnar and how he kills Miz.  It’s the usual joke laden and somewhat insightful look at WWE’s flagship programme.

We wrap the show up this week with our review of the first Impact from the UK.  If Jeff Hardy couldn’t get into the UK, how come a notorious biker gang like Aces and 8s could get through immigration?  It’s hard hitting questions like this that ONLY the MFX podcast has the balls to ask.  Plus an errant tweet from Hulk Hogan sends Sir Ian into comedy over drive and Duckman struggles to keep up.

As always we hope you guys enjoy the show and get some hearty laughs out of our unique brand of wrestling podcast.  If you want to get in touch with MFX drop us an email to mfx.show@gmail.com or maybe give us a follow on Twitter – @MFXPodcast.

Playlist:

The Foo Fighters – Long Road to Ruin

Aerosmith  – Dude Looks Like A Lady