Blue Barred Cage

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