Blue Barred Cage: Wrestling with Wrestling

In this episode we celebrate the holidays and say goodbye to 2016! First, David challenges the group to a Christmas-themed Steel Quiz Match with our Christmas presents on the line. Then it's the second annual Cagey Awards, in which we celebrate the best and deride the worst of WWE from the past year. We hope all our listeners have a great holiday season and we'll see you in 2017!

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Category:Special -- posted at: 10:43am EDT
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It's our 50th episode, and to celebrate we are opening up the Blue Barred Cage mailbag!  We asked our listeners for questions and were not disappointed.  Topics (other than wrestling of course) include careers, Christmas movies, Bon Jovi, and much more.  Plus, we give our thoughts on this year's memorable Survivor Series. 

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Category:Mailbag -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT
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It's our third annual Halloween episode, and this one of chock full of the spook! First, Eddie counts down the best wrestlers from the fabled land of Parts Unknown in a new Fave Five. Then, David challenges the rest of the group to a special Halloween-themed Steel Quiz Match. Finally, we take a look back at the infamous Dungeon of Doom vs. Hulk Hogan storyline, culminating in one of the most insane PPVs of all time, Halloween Havoc 1995.

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Category:Halloween Havoc -- posted at: 4:46pm EDT
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It's October, and this time of year who doesn't love a good scary story? As a way of paying tribute to one of our favorite childhood shows, for this episode we decided to record from deep in the woods as we roughed it on a camping trip.  So grab some marshmallows and join us around the fire for the very first meeting of The MidnightExpress Society, as we present four original wrestling-themed campfire tales,  And beware - you never know who might be lurking in the woods. . .

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This week's episode is just 2 SWEEEEEEET because we are discussing the early days of the nWo and presenting our rankings of the original twenty members! Plus we delve into the current product to talk about what we love and hate about the brand split, as well the issue of whether there is simply too much wrestling to watch.  Finally, Eddie issues a challenge to the other hosts as well as all of our listeners in "Eddie's New Segment Segment."

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Category:Special -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT
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In this episode we begin a new series taking a look at underappreciated feuds called Story Line Spotlight. Our first edition examines the 1994-95 feud between Bret Hart and Bob Backlund, from Backlund's transformation into his maniacal heel persona all the way to their I Quit Match at WrestleMania XI.  Also, Eddie challenges the group to a Steel Quiz Match and debuts his riveting new segment "Eddie's New Segment Segment." 

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Category:Storyline Spotlight -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT
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It's the dog days of summer, and that means one thing: SummerSlam! We break down this year's event as well as the fallout from Raw and Smackdown, and Justin challenges the group to a SummerSlam-themed Steel Quiz Match. Plus we discuss recently watched, including SummerSlam 1990, the Cruiserweight Classic, and much more. 

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Category:SummerSlam -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT
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After the shocking ending to last week's episode, the decision has been made to "split the brand," creating two separate shows.  In this episode we conduct the first ever Blue Barred Cage Draft to determine who will appear on which show. With the hosts divided and egos running wild, can Blue Barred Cage survive for a season three?

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It's our season finale, and we're celebrating our two-year slammiversary! Mark returns for a special interview, and we take a listen to some never-before-heard segments including Urban Legends and a flashback to the year 2000.  Things take an unfortunate turn, however, when a legal issue between Eddie and Justin puts the future of Blue Barred Cage in question.

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In this episode, we first look to the future! We analyze the results of the draft and discuss how the new rosters will shape Raw and Smackdown in the new brand split.  Then, we shift our attention to the past to talk about moments and stories that had so much potential, and yet WWE (and WCW) "dropped the ball." Talking points include the Invasion, the Summer of Punk, and much more.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT
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It's our first annual Summer Movie Blockbuster episode! Each host watched and discusses a movie starring a wrestler: They Live, Suburban Commando, 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown, Santa's Slay, and No Holds Barred. Plus David challenges the group to a movie-themed Steel Quiz Match, and we count down our Fave Five quotes from Jesse Ventura in Predator!

 

tags: all out of bubblegum

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Category:Special -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT
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In this episode we go international! Eddie and David join us all the way from Peru in a special segment entitled "Peru Barred Cage." Back home, we welcome the wives back to the show! April, Christi, and Meredith join us yet again to discuss the wrestling and acting careers of the most popular crossover star the WWE has ever produced, The Rock.

tags: tooth fairy, fast 8, journey 2: the mysterious island

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In this episode of Blue Barred Cage, Chris and Justin sit down with Matt Scott (aka Honky Tonk Matt) to talk about his experiences as an independent wrestler.  We discuss how he got started, his various gimmicks, and some of his favorite stories from over the years involving guys like AJ Styles, Jim Cornette, and Matt's own namesake the Honky Tonk Man.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 11:18am EDT
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In this episode we discuss the "New Era" in WWE, and where guys like Randy Orton and John Cena will fit when they return to action. Then we use our trustworthy TMZ-like reporting skills to uncover the real reason behind the recent round of releases and unveil the #Cagespiracy to the world.  Plus our "picks of the week" and much more. 

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Category:Special -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT
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Once again we are traveling back in time and revisiting our show from the 90s, "Three Dudes with Attitudes!" This time we look back at the summer of 1998 when we had a Bagel Bite-fueled debate about Stone Cold versus Goldberg. In the present day, we talk about the "new era" of Monday Night Raw, do some fantasy booking, and fondly remember the 9th Wonder of the World, Chyna.

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Category:Flashback -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT
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In this special episode we look ahead to WrestleMania weekend. We break down the cards for TakeOver: Dallas and Mania 32, and give our predictions for the biggest wrestling weekend of the year!

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Category:WrestleMania -- posted at: 9:04am EDT
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In this special episode we look ahead to WrestleMania weekend. We break down the cards for TakeOver: Dallas and Mania 32, and give our predictions for the biggest wrestling weekend of the year!

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Category:WrestleMania -- posted at: 9:04am EDT
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In this episode we are scraping the bottom of the barrel and discussing our picks for the worst WrestleManias of all time.  Plus we have an impromptu therapy session to help Chris deal with his conflicted feelings for Y2J, we talk about the retirement of Sting and our Recently Seen, including the new documentary The Resurrection of Jake the Snake.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT
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In this episode we take a look at the current product as we head into the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania 32.  We discuss the Roman Reigns problem and how the WWE could possibly deal with it, the return of Shane McMahon and what implications that might have going forward, and attempt to make some predictions regarding what the Mania card will look like.  Plus we discuss Daniel Bryan's retirement as well as this year's Hall of Fame inductees.

tags: hey guys naps

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Category:WrestleMania -- posted at: 11:21am EDT
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Love is in the air and we are discussing the 1999 event St. Valentine's Day Massacre, featuring guys getting thrown into rivers, black barred cages, and general Attitude Era insanity.  Plus David, Chris, and Eddie compete in a belated Royal Rumble-themed game, and Justin talks about attending the Royal Rumble and recent NXT tapings.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT
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Mini Rumblesode!!!!

 
Since we are all currently riding out Snowpocalypse 2016, in this mini episode we individually discuss our predictions for the 2016 Royal Rumble from the warmth and safety of our own homes. 
 
tags: baby, it's, cold, outside
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Category:Special -- posted at: 7:05pm EDT
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Come on a sonic journey with us as we explore the original music of WWE! In this episode we are tackling the music of the Golden Age and New Generation eras, including The Wrestling Albums 1 & 2, WrestleMania: The Album, and more.  Plus we discuss our favorite self-sung entrance themes in a new Fave Five, we talk racist Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and Justin & Eddie travel to DC to attend a Smackdown taping.

tags: junior co-host

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EDT
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