Blue Barred Cage

We are going a bit crazy in quarantine - this episode has no structure, no segments, we just turned on the mics and started talking. Topics include John Cena's nWo, the Bad Boys movie franchise, superkicks, AEW, and of course Keanu Reeves. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

Eddie and Justin review the second night of WrestleMania 36, featuring the return of Edge, Drew vs. Brock, the Firefly Funhouse, and much more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

Chris, Eddie, and Justin give their quick and dirty reactions to the first night of WrestleMania 36.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

In this episode we preview what will no doubt be a truly unique and historic event. We run down the entire card for both nights of WrestleMania 36 and make our predictions, plus we discuss the new season of Dark Side of the Ring and our "wrestling comfort viewing."

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

Safe in their respective isolation, Justin & Eddie attempt to escape the madness of 2020 by going back to 1993 to discuss the Royal Rumble and watch Monday Night Raw from January 25, 1993, featuring a Loser Leaves Town match between Mr. Perfect and Ric Flair. Fair warning, we also discuss Giant Gonzalez's merkin. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

Watch along with Eddie and Justin as they brave the second episode of Monday Night Raw, featuring several phone calls, the epic and dramatic tale of Randy Savage and the Repo Man, and some awesome stuff with Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect.

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Category:The Greatest Generation -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT

Eddie and Justin are joined by special guest (and Justin's sister) Aimee Murray to talk about an event near and dear to our hearts: the 1995 Royal Rumble! We discuss memories of our childhood fandoms, the state of the wrestling business in the mid-90s, ridiculous gimmicks, and the WWF's first main event push of Shawn Michaels. 
Check out Aimee's YouTube channel "Aimee Reads," and find her on Twitter and Instagram @aimeereadstn. And don't forget to check out Eddie & Justin's newest project "The Greatest Generation," available now on the main Blue barred Cage feed!
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Category:Royal Rumble -- posted at: 7:41am EDT

Blue Barred Cage presents an all-new podcast series, as Eddie and Justin take you on a journey through The New Generation era! Introducing The Greatest Generation, a watch-along series of WWE's most maligned (but loved by us) era. Join us as we kick off this journey with the very first episode of Monday Right Raw from January 11, 1993 - uncut, uncooked, and uncensored!

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Category:The Greatest Generation -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

The gang returns for the annual tradition of reviewing the best of the year: it's the 2019 Cagey Awards! We discuss the good and the bad from a historic year in wrestling in WWE, NXT, AEW, and more. Plus we make our predictions for the year to come and review our predictions from this time last year.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

As is our Halloween tradition, The Midnight Express Society meets yet again to spin some spooky wrestling yarns. Plus we discuss AEW, NXT, and the state of Raw and Smackdown.


Eddie and Justin have seemingly tracked down Mark in the year 1997, but before they can unlock the secrets of time travel they’re gonna have to watch an episode of Raw. Plus we discuss WWE vs. AEW and welcome the Wee Baby Todd into the world! 

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Category:Special -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

In this episode we complete our retrospective on The Hart Foundation, picking up after Canadian Stampede, discussing Bret's final title run, the feud with DX, and the Montreal Screwjob. Plus, we discuss the latest goings on in WWE and AEW as well as the big changes coming to the wrestling world in the next few months.

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Category:Storyline Spotlight -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

In the first part of our retrospective on the Hart Foundation, we look at the origins of the group dating back to 1996, discuss Bret and Austin's feud including WrestleMania 13, and the build to the Canadian Stampede event. Plus we discuss Double or Nothing, AEW's weekly show, NXT Takeover XXV, and the Jon Moxley interview.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

We're back with one of our favorite topics: urban legends and conspiracy theories! In this episode we tackle topics such as stories of backstage hazing, allegations against Fabulous Moolah, and a truly insane theory involving Vince McMahon. Plus we discuss the career of the retiring Goldust, CM Punk wrestling under a mask, and we say goodbye (for now) to Dean Ambrose.


In this episode we run down the entire card for WrestleMania 35, discuss this year's build, and make our predictions. Plus, we talk about Muppet Babies and Chris has some big news.

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Category:WrestleMania -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

In this episode the gang goes in depth on an excellent weekend of wrestling, including NXT Takeover: Phoenix and the Royal Rumble. Plus we discuss the lay of the land as we begin yet another WrestleMania season. 

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Category:Royal Rumble -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

In this episode we're back in time once again to cover the 1997 Royal Rumble, featuring Stone Cold, Bret Hart, HBK, and the first real hints of the Attitude Era. Plus we discuss the announcement of All Elite Wrestling and what it could mean for the wrestling business, NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool, and we pay tribute to late, great Mean Gene Okerlund.

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Category:Royal Rumble -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

Another year has come to a close, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for the 2018 Cagey Awards! We break down the best and worst of 2018, see how our predictions for the year panned out, and make some new predictions for 2019.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

We're in 1997, and you can join us! In a special watch-along episode, we have our very own old school Nitro Party and watch the December 1, 1997 episode of WCW Monday Nitro. So grab some pizza and beer, fire up your WWE Network, and revisit one of our favorite eras of wrestling with us.


We're celebrating Thanksgiving the only way we know how: with massive amounts of food and wrestling! In this episode we take it way back and review the second annual Survivor Series from 1988, featuring all the stars (and jobbers) from the Golden Era. Plus we discuss this year's Survivor Series and Takeover: War Games II, and list the things we're thankful for in wrestling this year.

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Category:Survivor Series -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

It's our annual Halloween Spooktacular, and The Midnight Express Society is back to tell scary wrestling-inspired stories around the campfire! Hear tales of sexorcisms, witches, Headless Four Horsemen, and more as we celebrate our favorite holiday. Plus we discuss WWE's Saudi Arabia conundrum and the shocking real-life and story line developments on this week's historic Raw.


Well, there’s time travel now. The gang is going back and forth between the present day and 1997 hunting for Mark, and watching some damn good wrestling while we do it. In our season premiere, we run down our favorite things about pro wrestling in 1997 and discuss the Super Show Down and the return of Shawn Michaels. 

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Category:Special -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

In our season four finale, we review this year’s SummerSlam and NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 4. Then we discuss the card for All In, and reveal the identity of Eddie’s Steel Quiz Match challenger in a shocking revelation that will have surprising implications for next season. 

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Category:SummerSlam -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

It’s the dog days of summer, and in this episode we’re talking about SummerSlam 1994! You know, the one with the best steel cage match ever and the Undertaker fighting himself. Plus we discuss the build to this year’s SunmerSlam and Eddie defends his Steel Quiz Match Championship in a handicap match.

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Category:SummerSlam -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

The gang is all back together, and in this episode we discuss what we’ve been watching recently including the Hardys: Woken documentary, NXT Takeover Chicago II, and Money in the Bank. Then we pay tribute to another legend gone too soon, the late great Vader, and The Weather Man challenges Medium Daddy Cool for his Steel Quiz Match championship. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

In this week's episode the guys go All In on ROH Wrestling with special guest Brandon "The Real Deal" Cox. Plus Justin takes his ball and goes home. 

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Category:Special -- posted at: 4:13pm EDT


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Category:Payback -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT

It's once again WrestleMania season and in this episode we are running down the entire card! We give our thoughts and predictions about the big show, including Ronda Rousey's in-ring debut, the WWE & Universal title pictures, and the return of Daniel Bryan.  Plus we share our recently seen, including WCW Thunder, Saturday Night, and the Ultimate Deletion.

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Category:WrestleMania -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

In this episode we are joined by our special guest Andrew “Lance” Love to discuss a seminal event of the New Generation Era: WrestleMania X. Plus, Eddie and Chris square off in the tournament finals to crown a new Steel Quiz Match Champion, we discuss our recently seen, and much more. 


The Royal Ramble is back and there is a lot to cover! In this episode we discuss a laundry list of topics including the new XFL, the Mixed Match Challenge, the Royal Rumble, the Enzo situation, Ronda Rousey, and much more.  Then we spend some time fantasy booking WrestleMania, and finally Chris and Justin square off in a first round match-up of the Mark Consopolis Classic.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

Monday Night Raw turns 25 this month, so in this episode we’re taking a look back at the creation of WWE’s flagship show and break down the very first episode. Plus Eddie and David go head-to-head in the first round of the Mark Consopolis Classic to crown a new Steel Quiz Match Champion, and we discuss the Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega match from Wrestle Kingdom 12. 

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Category:Raw -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

After a two month hiatus, we’re back! It’s our last episode of the year we’re taking a look back at the best and worst of WWE with our third annual Cagey Awards. Plus we revisit our 2017 predictions to see how those panned out and make some new ones for 2018. Happy New Year!

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Category:Special -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.


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. 


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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

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

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

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. . .


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

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

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

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?


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.


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Another year is almost gone, so we are taking a look back at the year in WWE with a brand new tradition: The Cagey Awards! We give our choices for categories such as best/worst feuds, matches, superstars, and more. Plus, we take a look back at our individual live wrestling experiences at house shows, TV tapings, and PPVs.

tags: wrestling, kwanza monster

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Category:Special -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

Keep rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin' as we discuss the legendary career of the Undertaker! This month marks 25 years since his debut, and we take a look back at the ups and downs of one of the most famous performers ever - our favorite feuds, the Streak, the cheesiest and scariest moments, and whether or not Biker Taker was amazing or awful.  Plus we discuss Seth Rollins' injury and the situation surrounding the vacant title, and Eddie does the entire show from a car going down the highway.

tags: rollin', rollin' rollin', rollin'

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Category:Special -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

It's our second annual Halloween episode, and we cue up the spook yet again! First we are joined by special guest Meredith Bell for her new segment "Dolph's Diva," then we count down our Fave Five bloody moments. Finally, David Modzelewski returns to help us break down WCW Halloween Havoc 1991, featuring the Chamber of Horrors Match, the WCW Phantom, and much more. 

tags: spook, spook

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Category:Special -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

It's our "show about nothing:" no research, no preparation, just talking about whatever comes to mind! Topics include: Raw's ratings woes, the popularity of NXT, the role of the Dudley Boyz, Table for 3, Game of Thrones, and more. Plus we play a new Eddie-created game, Wrestling Missing Link. 

tags: nothing

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT

In this episode we take an in-depth look at the most influential stable in wrestling history, The Four Horsemen. We explore the history of the group and its various incarnations, and rank all sixteen members from worst to best. Plus our Recently Watched, a Steel Quiz Match that devolves into chaos, and much more. 


After last season's shocking finale, Blue Barred Cage is back for season two! New co-host David Modzelewski joins Chris and Eddie to discuss instances of the WWE attempting to alter history or erase certain wrestlers from memory. Then we take a look back at our favorite U.S. Title reigns from 1996-2010. Plus we apparently have not heard the last from a certain former host...

tags: wcw, wwf, wwe, j-ster


It's the "season finale" of the Blue Barred Cage, so we chose to take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the first year of the show. However, things didn't go exactly as expected, and it has led to a major shake-up for the podcast. We have chosen to post this episode with the ending intact, so our fans understand what happened (we warn you, there is some very NSFW language). We hope that you will join us soon as we embark on season two. 


Tags: heel turn

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm EDT

The wrestling world is still reeling from it's second major loss in just a few months, so in this episode we pay tribute to the late, great "Rowdy" Roddy Piper by discussing our favorite moments and matches of the Rowdy One. Then we take a look back at the summer classic as we pick our favorite SummerSlam cards of all time.  Plus Justin's Komedy Korner, slow claps, biscuits and gravy potato chips, and much more!

tags: rowdy roddy piper, wwf, wrestling, bubblegum, they live

Direct download: Episode_23__SummerSlam_Faves_or_All_Out_Of_Bubblegum.mp3
Category:SummerSlam -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

We are back with more urban legends! Our friend David Modzelewski joins us once again to discuss strange conspiracy theories from the world of pro wrestling. Was the Ultimate Warrior replaced by a look-alike in 1992? Was Vince Russo sent to WCW to deliberately destroy it? Was there more to Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon's relationship than we know? We talk these and more, plus we address the Hulk Hogan scandal that got him fired from WWE and the legacy/future of Daniel Bryan.


tags: wrestling, wwf, wwe, wcw, reverse warrior


On its anniversary, we take a look back on the landmark PPV Bash at the Beach 1996 and discuss its importance to wrestling history. Also in this episode we pay tribute to the late, great Dusty Rhodes with a new Fave Five, talk about the new Tough Enough Series, and Eddie gets out of a ticket by cutting a promo on a cop.

tags: mark


In this episode, travel back with us to 1996 as we revisit the precursor to the Blue Barred Cage, "Three Dudes with Attitudes." The middle school versions of our hosts discuss the hot topics of the day, including SummerSlam, Ecto Coolers, CompuServe, and downloading pictures of Sunny on a dial-up connection. Plus in the present day, we have Justin's Komedy Korner and talk possible WrestleMania 32 matches. 

tags: jennifer lawrence, bacon number


After a short hiatus, we're back with "Wrestling What Ifs." In this episode we pose some alternate history questions and ponder how things may have gone differently for guys like Shawn Michaels, Vader, and Stone Cold. Plus we discuss the plight of Bray Wyatt, our friend Mark stops by for a chat, and we debut a new segment, Justin's Komedy Korner.

tags: paper, lettuce

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm EDT

Turn down the lights, pour a glass of wine, and get ready for our adults-only show, "Blue Barred Cage: Nights." It's a lot like the regular show, but, you know, sexier. Our friend David Modzelewski joins us once again to discuss our favorite Intercontinental Title matches, picked both by us and listeners! We also talk about the state of Monday Night Raw, Sheamus' new look, and the opening credits of Silk Stalkings, among other sexy topics.

#wwe #wwf #wcw #raw #sexy #nighttime #silkstalkings
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Category:Special -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

Wives Watching Wrestling is back! We are joined once again by April, Christi, and Meredith as we do something completely new and watch Money in the Bank 2011 as we record. In this different format we provide live commentary for both MITB ladder matches, Christian vs. Randy Orton, and John Cena vs. CM Punk.

Direct download: BBC_Ep17_WWW_2_or_Money_in_the_Bank_2011.mp3
Category:Money In The Bank -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

This week we are heading to Suplex City to discuss WrestleMania 31! We break down the card and talk about the best and worst moments from the big show. Plus in our regular retrospective we take a look back to SummerSlam 2009, featuring the infamous TLC match between CM Punk and Jeff Hardy.

#wwe #wrestlemania #suplexcity #summerslam

We are joined this week by our friend Steve Allen to discuss a quintessential Attitude Era event: Judgment Day 2000. Headlined by a 60-minute Iron Man Match between Triple H and The Rock and featuring one of the greatest surprise returns ever, this PPV is a top-to-bottom classic. Plus Steve regales us with his stories of getting to hang out with some current WWE superstars (including a certain anti-diva), and in a shocking (SHOCKING) turn of events challenges our producer Brian to a "Steve Quiz Match."


tags: wcw, wwe, wwf, www, http, colon, backslash, backslash, websitename, dot com


In this episode we are heading back to 1996 as we discuss In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage, featuring Bret Hart vs. Diesel in a BLUE BARRED CAGE match, Shawn Michaels vs. Owen Hart, a "Crybaby Match," and the Undertaker doing Undertaker things. Plus we make some early WrestleMania predictions and Justin defends his championship in a new Steel Quiz Match!

tags: wrestling, wcw, wwe, wwf, wrasslin, high fives you guys, etc


In this episode we are joined by special guest David Modzelewski as we discuss some of wrestling's most notorious urban legends! Was the Montreal Screwjob a work? Did Macho Man have a relationship with Stephanie McMahon? What really happened on the infamous Plane Ride from Hell? We talk these stories and more in our new round table discussion series... it gets pretty dirty. 
Direct download: 13_Episode_13__Urban_Legends.mp3
Category:Special -- posted at: 9:43pm EDT

We are going back to the Attitude Era to discuss one of the most famous PPVs of all time, the 1998 King of the Ring.  This event features the famous Hell in a Cell match between Mankind and The Undertaker as well as Stone Cold vs. Kane and the KOTR tournament. Plus we have our Fave Five heel turns and the world premiere of a song by a mysterious new band! Also, Eddie wears a cape. 

tags: wcw, wwf, wwe, wrestling, attitude, zordon, blue ranger, pink ranger, red ranger, black ranger, tommy

Direct download: 12_BBC_Ep12_King_of_the_Ring_1998.mp3
Category:King of the Ring -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

It's January and that means it's Royal Rumble time! In this episode we are taking a look back at the 1994 Rumble, featuring the implosion of Bret and Owen Hart, a controversial Rumble ending, and the death and resurrection of the Undertaker (seriously). Plus a completely revamped Steel Quiz Match and more. Trust us, you don't want to miss this one! #wwe #wwf #royalrumble #magnetsandsuch #jacktunney #jacktunney #jacktunney

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Category:Royal Rumble -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT

After a brief hiatus we're back, and in this episode we're looking back to the heyday of Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Magnum TA and more as we pick our favorite Starrcade matches of the 80s! Plus we've got a holiday-themed Steel Quiz Match and other banter to which there may or not be a point. #wwe #wwf #nwa #wcw #wrestling


In this episode it's all things Survivor Series! We talk last month's incredible event (and the debut of some guy) and run down our Fave Five SS teams of all time. Then it's on to the main event as we look back at Survivor Series 2002, featuring the first ever Elimination Chamber, Brock Lesnar, the Smackdown Six, and the return of the Big Bad Booty Daddy!


tags: big, bad, booty, daddy

Direct download: 09_Episode_9__Survivor_Series_2002_or_Team_RKBo.mp3
Category:Survivor Series -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

In this episode Chris gets a double dose of his man-crush Y2J as we discuss Vengeance 2001! In this classic PPV Stone Cold, The Rock, Kurt Angle, and Jericho fight to determine the first ever unified champion. Plus we have the return of the Steel Quiz Match and Justin regales us with tales the Hardyz and Lita in what we're calling White Trash Theater. 

tags : wwf, wwe, wcw, chris, jericho, sitting in a tree

Direct download: 08_Episode_8__Vengeance_2001_or_kieblergate.mp3
Category:Vengeance -- posted at: 10:42am EDT

In this episode we are joined by THREE very special guests as we introduce Wives Watching Wrestling! Christi, April, and Meredith join us to discuss one of the most memorable events of all time, WrestleMania X-Seven. Get a different perspective on classics like Stone Cold vs. The Rock, Triple H vs. Undertaker, the triple threat TLC and lots more! 

Tags: wwf, wwe, wcw, muscles, grooming, wives, ladies, dames, 

Direct download: 07_Episode_7__Wrestlemania_XSeven_or_Check_Out_My_Melody.mp3
Category:WrestleMania -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

It’s our Halloween episode, and we are confronting the horrors of WCW Halloween Havoc 1998.  We’ve got Goldberg vs. DDP, Bret Hart vs. Sting, Scott Hall vs. Kevin Nash, and in an infamous rematch that’s so bad it’s scary, Hollywood Hogan takes on The Warrior.  Plus we debut our brand new segment The Fave Five, in which we pick our five scariest moments in wrestling, and Justin makes good on his promise to do an Ultimate Warrior impression.  It’s gonna be SPOOooOOKY.


#wcw #wwe #halloween #ghosts #goblins #ghoulies #spookyspidersdelight #vincentpricevoice

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Category:Halloween Havoc -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Will Chris and Eddie finally find themselves in agreement on something as we talk Vengeance 2006 and the reunion of DX? Spoiler alert: no. Also featuring John Cena, Edge, RVD, and Randy Orton, this event is definitely polarizing. Plus, Justin and Chris go head-to-head in the Steel Quiz Match and we pay tribute to the Big Bad Booty Daddy himself Scott Steiner. Holla if ya hear me!

tags: wrestling, little debbie, Dr. Enuff, Kool Aid Guy

Direct download: 05_Episode_5__Vengeance_2006_or_Holla_If_You_Hear_Me.mp3
Category:Vengeance -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

The leaves are changing and that means it is time to take on WCW Fall Brawl 1996!  Team WCW faces Team NWO in a War Games match with the loyalty of Sting in question. Other matches feature Randy Savage, DDP, Chris Jericho, and Rey Mysterio. Plus, we debate the latest episode of Monday Night War dealing with the Montreal Screwjob, and a Steel Quiz Match tie-breaker for the ages as Eddie and Justin square off in a wrestling impersonation showdown. 

tags: bluebarredcage, fallbrawl, wrestling, pro-wrestling, wwe, wwf, wcw, ecw, nwo

Direct download: BBC_Ep4_Fall_Brawl_1996_or_Trying_to_WOOOO_You.mp3
Category:Fall Brawl -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

In this episode we explore the beginnings of the New Generation with a retrospective on Survivor Series 1992, featuring Macho Man & Mr. Perfect taking on Ric Flair & Razor Ramon, and the first PPV bout between Bret Hart & Shawn Michaels. Plus we discuss the new Monday Night War series and Chris tests Justin and Eddie with a new Steel Quiz Match. 

tags: bluebarredcage, survivorseries, wrestling, prowrestling, wwe, wwf, wcw, ecw, payperview, review


The Blue Barred Cage gets a little Hart and Soul as we discuss SummerSlam 1997, featuring Triple H vs. Mankind in a steel cage, Stone Cold vs. Owen Hart, Bret Hart vs. Undertaker, with special guest referee Shawn Michaels, and a lot more. Justin puts Chris and Eddie's wrestling knowledge to the test in our newest segment, Steel Quiz Match!

Tags: bluebarredcage, summerslam, wrestling, pro-wrestling, wwe, wwf, wcw, ecw, pay-per-view, review

Direct download: BBC_Ep2_Hart_and_Soul_SummerSlam_1997_64.mp3
Category:SummerSlam -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

In which our heroes discuss the upcoming SummerSlam card, then take a look back to 1995 and the first In Your House pay-per-view.

tags: bluebarredcage, inyourhouse, wrestling, pro-wrestling, wwe, wwf, wcw, ecw, 

Direct download: BBC_Ep1_In_Your_House_64.mp3
Category:In Your House -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT