Blue Barred Cage (general)

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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