Blue Barred Cage: Wrestling with Wrestling
It's our favorite time of year, and we're celebrating Halloween by once again convening The Midnight Express Society and telling some spoOOooky wrestling stories!  Also in this episode we have our creepy recap of TLC, an eerie report from an NXT house show, and our ghastly thoughts on the Shield reunion.  Happy Halloween!
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Category:Campfire Stories -- posted at: 9:41pm EST
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Join us humanoids as we remember one of the greatest personalities in the history of pro wrestling, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, and share our favorite moments and memories from his legendary career.  Then we break down No Mercy and Hell in a Cell and discuss the direction of both Raw and Smackdown.  Finally, we kick off the Mark Consopolis Classic with a first round battle between Eddie and David.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 7:40pm EST
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In our season four premiere we pay tribute to our friend(?) Mark Consopolis, who perished in a tragic vape liquid/Baja Blast accident, by sharing our favorite Mark moments and anecdotes.  Plus we discuss our Recently Seen. Brought to you by Magnets and Such, The Steiner Diner, The Howard Finkel Hair Club for Men, Dollywood Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes' American Dream Mobile Homes, Hacksaw the Movie, Stone Cold Creamery, and Maggles.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 4:49pm EST
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It's our season three finale! In the wake of our controversial last episode, President Jack Tunney and special investigator Leslie Nelson address the so-called #bluebarredcollusion.  Meanwhile, the crew breaks down one of the biggest weekends of the year and reviews the cards for NXT Takeover Brooklyn III and SummerSlam.  Finally, a discussion of screwjob finishes takes a dark turn, leading to a shocking admission, an assault, and ultimately tragedy. 

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Category:Special -- posted at: 6:54pm EST
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You think you know us? We're back and we're talking the Rated R Superstar, Edge! We discuss his career, our favorite matches and feuds, and his legacy in the wrestling business. Plus Justin defends his title against Chris in the most controversial Steel Quiz Match of all time. 

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Category:Storyline Spotlight -- posted at: 8:27pm EST
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Justin and Chris are holding it down in this 100% freestyle episode we like to call the "Royal Ramble." Topics include New Japan Pro Wrestling, the various incarnations of DX, the new Netflix series GLOW, and much more.  We also answer listener questions relating to the current product, our thoughts on current story lines, and possible NXT call-ups. 

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Category:Special -- posted at: 11:28pm EST
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The gang takes a look back at a one-time summer tradition, the King of the Ring, with a retrospective on the inaugural event from 1993. We delve into the beginnings of the Bret Hart/Jerry Lawler feud and bemoan/celebrate the end of Hulkamania. Plus Chris defends his Steel Quiz Match championship against the number one contender Justin, we share our recently watched, and more.

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Category:King of the Ring -- posted at: 12:28pm EST
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Enter the White Castle of Fear and get ready to play the game! Storyline Spotlight is back and we're breaking down the epic feud between Sting and Vader from early 90s WCW. Plus, a special Steel Quiz Match to determine the #1 contender for Chris' title, we share our Recently Watched, and more. 

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Category:Storyline Spotlight -- posted at: 12:07pm EST
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We're back from hiatus and catching up on all things WWE as we head into the summer! Topics include the rapid ascent of Jinder Mahal, possibilities for Money in the Bank, the weekly struggle that is Raw, NXT Takeover Chicago, and much more. Plus Chris challenges the group to a meta Steel Quiz Match. 

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Category:Special -- posted at: 9:30pm EST
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The gang is all back together, and in this episode we are discussing the past several weeks in WWE.  Chris, Justin, and Brian talk about their experience attending this year's WrestleMania and we break down our favorite moments and matches from the big show, including the return of The Hardys and Undertaker's retirement.  We also discuss the Raw and Smackdown after-Mania shows, recent returns, NXT call-ups, and the Superstar Shakeup.

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We're back for the second part of our WrestleMania Road Diary, with a quick update to discuss all of the weekend's festivities. We talk about our experience going to WrestleCon 2017, meeting some WWE superstars (including a certain Genetic Freak...), attending the Hall of Fame ceremony, and the awesomeness that was NXT Takeover: Orlando. 

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We're coming to you from the LITERAL Road to WrestleMania, which in this case is I-95! Brian, Chris, and Justin are driving to Orlando for all the WrestleMania weekend festivities, and break down the Mania card, discuss the build to this year's show, and give predictions all from Chris's car!

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Category:WrestleMania -- posted at: 4:37pm EST
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We're cruising down the Fastlane on the Road to WrestleMania, but in this episode we hit a Roadblock (driving analogies!). With just a few weeks to go before the big show, we discuss this year's build and how the card is shaping up so far. 

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Category:WrestleMania -- posted at: 9:46pm EST
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This week we are stabbing each other in the back as we take a look at the greatest betrayals in wrestling history. There is perhaps no greater trope in wrestling than the double-cross, and in this episode we're talking everything from Andre and the Barber Shop window to The Shield and the Festival of Friendship. Plus, David and Justin talk about seeing Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Ricky Morton perform stand-up and we discuss the announced entrants to the 2017 Hall of Fame.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 12:37pm EST
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Are you ready for some football? This week we are joined by a very special guest, Max Bacon of the Hoggin' the Mic podcast, to take a look back at the strange, sleazy, ill-fated experiment known as the XFL.  We keep the football theme going with a brand new Fave Five about football players turned wrestlers, and since it's an exciting time of the year for wrestling fans as well as football fans, The J-ster challenges the group to a Royal Rumble-themed Steel Quiz Match.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm EST
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In this episode we explore even more strange urban legends and conspiracy theories from the world of pro wrestling. Topics include backstage pranks by The Kliq, main event mishaps with Sycho Sid, and strange, persistent rumors surrounding the Ultimate Warrior. Plus, we make predictions for the year to come in WWE and much more. 

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Category:Urban Legends -- posted at: 8:21pm EST
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