The Apron Bump Podcast

The Apron Bump Podcast

Pro Wrestling commentary and tomfoolery for fans who want to be fans. A blend of the old and new, the mainstream and non-mainstream. This podcast focuses on evergreen topics and revisiting shows that no other podcast is really diving deep on. Sure we like to review current PPVs and other major happenings; but we also love to go back and re-live the golden era of TNA and ROH, the wrestling wars of the 90s, and modern alternatives like PROGRESS and NWA Powerrr. The goal of this podcast is to reflect on the things we love about wrestling, as well as poke fun at the hilarity that often ensues. Let's not take things too seriously. Let's have fun.

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May 5, 2021 91 min

Tito Ortiz! If this was TNA in May 2005, that would be the extent of this description. Because that it almost completely what they relied on to build this show. Even though we get an amazing moment with AJ Styles in the main event, and a fantastic (and impromptu) Clockwork Orange match between Raven and X-Pac. Of course, we get more Shocker, Trytan, and the return of Zach Gowen. But the whole show feels like it's still stunned ...

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Got a hankerin' for Mantaur? Dick Murdoch? IRS vs Undertaker? Well all your prayers have been answered with this episode! Royal Rumble kicks off the ACCLAIMED year of 1995 for wrestling, and we begin the road to Wrestlemania 11. Bret and Diesel have a classic on this show....but otherwise, there's lots to beat up about this event. 

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Joined by an Alliance member, Justin Credible! Justin and Hard recap the culmination of the infamous Invasion storyline. Justin's run in WWF was hindered by this storyline, and by several other outside forces that are discussed in this episode. Survivor Series 2001 has unification title matches, an Immunity Battle Royal, a "Winner Take All" 5 on 5 Elimination match, and much much more. Let's get some first-hand insi...

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Wrestlemania! NXT Takeover! Ponchos! Just shooting the shit about a huge week in wrestling for probably too long. But I just love wrestling, okay? Shut your ass.   Ft: Some dickhead birds outside my window chirping throughout  

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April 7, 2021 132 min

The inaugural ROH Tag Team Champions are crowned! Paul London vs Michael Shane in a MOTY-worthy street fight! A major ROH Title match! Christopher Street Connection and their bananas! This show clearly has it all. We also see the debuts of CM Punk and Colt Cabana! Lots to get into with this show, a major event in the history of ROH. 

 

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March 31, 2021 81 min

Ready to hear about Brutus Beefcake main eventing the biggest show of the year? WELL TOO BAD, THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GETTING. The culmination of the acclaimed "masked man attacking Hulk Hogan" storyline, the Three Faces of Fear running roughshod, and Mr. T. The equation for a perfect wrestling show. We also get a glimpse into the future with a match between Alex Wright and Jean Paul Levesque, and Harlem Heat! This is a ...

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March 24, 2021 73 min

PROGRESS continues to prove it's one of the best TRUE alternatives in professional wrestling. Not just in the UK, but around the world. Chapter 11 brings us more of naughty Jimmy Havoc, threats of murder, two different tournaments going on at the same time, and Tommy End! If nothing else, we'll provide you Aleister Black when WWE won't. So much good wrestling on this show. Enjoy! 

 

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March 17, 2021 77 min

How can you go wrong with insane Bob Backlund? Or with ample amounts of little people? Well, listen to this podcast and you'll find out. We got 5 vs 5 matches, Yokozuna vs Undertaker in a Casket Match, and most importantly, Chuck Norris. Join myself, the Monday Night Chores, Queasy, Sleazy, and Cheesey on this colorful ride through peak New Generation Era.

 

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March 10, 2021 112 min

This Invasion storyline sure has NO MERCY on it's fanbase. Join myself and JD from Red Leaf Retrocast as we getting into some previously untapped topics regarding the Invasion storyline and our in-depth recap of the final stop before Survivor Series: Winner Takes All. On this show, we get to see the product of people like RVD, Hurricane, and Tajiri organically capturing the hearts of the audience. We also discuss a hidden gem i...

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March 8, 2021 67 min

This episode is more explosive than the main event was.

 

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March 3, 2021 97 min

Nobody in! Nobody out! Nobody getting over! If you're checking out this episode because you want to relive the insanity and chaos that was TNA in mid-2005.....you've come to the right place.  The FIRST EVER Lockdown PPV in the history of TNA, and they certainly had some kinks to iron out. We got a classic between Abyss and AJ Styles, we got the world renowned Shocker competing, and we have a tragic injury right at the begin...

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February 24, 2021 84 min

BOOOOOOO! No no, that's not that crowd's reaction to Hogan, that's a ghost sound. Because Halloween. Get it? Well you'll also get a smashing (pumpkins) episode here covering one of WCW's more prominent PPVs! This show has everything: Career vs Career in a Steel Cage, Honky Tonk Man, Arn Anderson vs Dustin Rhodes, and piledrivers through pumpkins. Strap in, folks!

 

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February 17, 2021 65 min

No longer is PROGRESS just dipping their toes into story-based wrestling; they are all in with this chapter. Chapter 10 is a landmark show for the company, for so many reasons. We got the finals of the Natural Progression Series, we have the Tag Title Tournament kicking off, and we have Adam Cole vs Adam Cole (no, that is not a typo). But the ending stretch of this show is some of the most entertaining wrestling I've seen in qu...

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February 10, 2021 96 min

Take a drink every time one of the commentators says “Beantown” on this show….yikes. But other than that, we got your favorite old school Ring of Honor shenanigans for you on this episode! Some of the company’s best matches so far happened on this show in Mark Briscoe vs Jay Briscoe and the first ever ROH Title defense by Low Ki against AJ Styles. We also see the tag division take shape, we see a Boston Massacre Street Fight (becau...

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February 3, 2021 108 min

Let's get EXTREME.....ly absurd with this episode. The first "Extreme Championship Wrestling" event ever is here, and what a time capsule to get into. We got a blind Sandman, Dean Malenko chloroforming his opponent, and the infamous Chris Benoit / Sabu neck break spot. A monumental show for the company and for the wrestling industry.

 

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February 1, 2021 61 min

No fans for the Rumble? No problem! Kinda. Top to bottom, a great wrestling show, and one of, if not THE best PPV of the COVID Era. Bianca and Edge get their moments, golf carts become controversial, and it's......it's Christian. We get into all of the matches from the first WWE PPV of 2021, we discuss some of the shortcomings of WWE in general, and much much more. Subscribe!

 

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January 27, 2021 80 min

WAR GAMES! We don't actually get to hear William Regal say those iconic words on this event, but we do get him in a powdered wig so...that's something? In addition to that, we have a hilariously exhausting promo/phone call between Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, we have Terry Funk being a shirtless madman, and Jim Duggan sparks something that will go on to change wrestling forever -- Stone Cold Steve Austin.

 

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January 20, 2021 128 min

You read the title, and you probably thought "Hmm, I guess this is the show where Kurt Angle won the title, but what else happened?". Admittedly, I had the same thought before watching this show, but there turned out to be a TON of noteworthy stuff that occurred at Unforgiven 2001. Edge and Christian have their first match against each other in their breakup feud, Stephanie McMahon tries to have intercourse with RVD, and th...

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January 13, 2021 100 min

Have you been itching to do a deep-dive into Trytan? Or "The Outlaw" Billy Gunn? Or the battle to become the secretary of Dusty Rhodes? No? WELL THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GETTING WITH THIS EPISODE. Destination X 2005 is a classic representation of what TNA did wrong. They had a great amount of talent but didn't always know how to utilize them. However, on this show we do get to see a great Ultimate X (with overly convo...

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Bonus Episode! The year of 2020 was a crazy one for everybody, and the wrestling industry was no different. This year gave us so much to think about and enjoy in the world of wrestling, and we have a great group of guys to discuss it:

 

The Hardest Part of the Ring

Kenny from "A Kenny For Your Thoughts" Podcast

Matt Ridder from "Smackin' It Raw" Podcast

Joey from "The Angle" Podcast

 

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