Blue Barred Cage

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.

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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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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. 

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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. 

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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. 


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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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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."


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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!

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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. 
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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

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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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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