Wrestling Is Real Wrestling Podcast

Wrestling Is Real Wrestling Podcast

Since 2012, the Wrestling Is Real Podcast offers bold uncensored commentary on the storylines and TV highlights of WWE, Impact Wrestling, Ring Of Honor Wrestling, All Elite Wrestling, and Major League Wrestling… Because wrestling needs us! Hosted by @KingOfPodcasts .

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June 27, 2022 34 min
AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2022 delivered a showcase of straightup wrestling that compared the pedigree of AEW's top wrestlers compared to their New Japan counterparts. KOP analyzes the card.

Bishamon (Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi) defeated The Factory (Aaron Solo and QT Marshall)
Lance Archer defeated Nick Comoroto
Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) defeated Suzuki-gun (El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
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While AEW plans for Forbidden Door this weekend, WWE flips over the bad publicity with Vince McMahon trolling the press. KOP follows up on the story and the lack or follow-up by the Wall Street Journal

WWE must be better than business as usual after Vince McMahon allegations https://nypost.com/2022/06/21/wwe-cant-be-business-as-usual-amid-vince-mcmahon-allegations/

New Details On WWE's Investigation Into Vince McMahon https://933...
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Impact Wrestling Slammiversary 2022 is held exactly 20 years to the date of Impact's very first event. We run through the highlights and refect on the legacy of IMPACT Wrestling and TNA.

IMPACT Media Digital Championship Match: Rich Swann (c) vs. Brian Myers (pre-show)-missed this. Rich Swann retained.

Reverse Battle Royale (pre-show)-Amused by the concept since I never saw this before.
Pre-show match they set Maclin and Bey in a...
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WWE Board Probes Secret $3 Million Hush Pact by CEO Vince McMahon, Sources Say
Company says relationship was consensual and is cooperating with the inquiry. This after Stephanie McMahon took a leave of absence as Chief Brand Officer. KOP looks into the details.

WWE Board Probes CEO Vince McMahon Secret Settlement Agreements – WSJ Report https://deadline.com/2022/06/wwe-board-probes-ceo-vince-mcmahon-secret-misconduct-settlements-wsj-...
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We look at how WWE and AEW have shuffled their summer plans to make up for injuries for their respective main eventers. WWE with Cody Rhodes and the AEW World Champion CM Punk.

Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins feud has not ended
https://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/cody-rhodes-plans-on-wrestling-at-money-in-the-bank-wwe-raw-star-turns-face/

WWE was surprised that news leaked about Cody Rhodes’ injury
https://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/wwe-was-...
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Cody Rhodes endures a grueling Hell in Cell match suffering a gruesome looking torn pectoral muscle injury to complete his first return feud over Seth Rollins.

-Bianca Belair (c) defeated Asuka and Becky Lynch-Triple threat match for the WWE Raw Women's Championship-feud will continue. Bianca is a bonafide star. Crowd was hot for the match. Bianca taking Becky's pin will further storyline. Lots of Asuka and Becky focused on...
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Wrestling's Summer of Disgruntlement, Disagreement and Dissension

The IWC is consumed by stories of Disgruntlement, Disagreement and Dissension with the looming stories of MJF, Sasha Banks and Naomi and how both WWE and AEW are handling this. KOP analyzes the latest.

AEW Dynamite Results (6/1) – MJF Speaks, The Forbidden Door Opens, Double Or Nothing Fallout
https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2022/06/aew-dynamite-results-6-1-mjf-s...
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Buy-In: HOOKHAUSEN (HOOK & Danhausen) vs. Tony Nese & 'Smart' Mark Sterling-Tony Nese already ranked #5 with a 16-2 record. Interesting to see how effective the quietly being ranked push can be. Hook controls the match. Tags Danhausen who takes the pin.

MJF vs. Wardlow-MJF starts the show off after all the suspicious absence and backstage reporting of a disgruntled MJF. Nevertheless he never left and he made the mat...
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AEW Double or Nothing Weekend is here and we look at the direction of AEW leading into their annual Vegas extravaganza. Plus, WWE fans are consumed with palace intrigue, roster morale and the progress of rebuilding and reloading their roster.

AEW Double Or Nothing 2022

AEW World Heavyweight Championship: Hangman Page (c) vs. CM Punk
AEW Women's World Championship: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Serena Deeb
Owen Hart Foundation Men's Tou...
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Sasha Banks and Naomi reportedly walked out of the arena, just hours before they were due to headline the show in a main event match. KOP looks at the coverage and questions the validity of the walkout.

Two of WWE’s biggest stars walked out on the company live on air - here’s why https://www.nationalworld.com/sport/other-sport/sasha-banks-and-naomi-wwe-raw-wrestler-walkout-explained-witter-aew-3697336

Original Plans for Sasha Banks...
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Roman Reigns not expected to be off WWE TV all summer https://nypost.com/2022/05/10/roman-reigns-not-expected-to-be-off-wwe-tv-all-summer/

Roman Reigns not advertised for WWE TV or house shows in July or August https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2022/5/10/23065161/roman-reigns-wwe-status-not-advertised-raw-smackdown-tv-house-shows-july-august

Roman Reigns no longer working small market WWE house shows
https://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/...
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Ronda makes Charlotte drop the Smackdown Women's title and several good one on one feuds (Cody conquers Rollins and Edge over Styles) make for a well-booked WrestleMania Backlash.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022-Sold Out

Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins-not a bad mark to start with this match. Great idea to have these two feud. They work very well together. Good long match, very strategic and smart. This feud can continue.
Bobby Las...
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AEW is responsible for the change in NXT and the overall approach WWE is taking to evolve their sports entertainment model. KOP explains the changes and how AEW has played a role.

NXT Black and White to NXT 2.0:

“It was a different animal down there (NXT). It was a wrestling show, and so the tempo was faster, the speed was faster, and the wrestling was more important”

“On the main roster, it’s about flamboyance and entertainment beca...
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1-WWE is finally booking new talent with the help of veterans being repackaged as advocates or as enhancement opponents for up and coming stars. Syncs into their plan of building out more stadium shows in the future.

2-NXT 2.0 has successfully replaced the black and gold with new stars and no HHH. It's all about appeal. That's how they did it. Attractiveness, Athleticism, Ambition

3-AEW is the promotion building the most news...
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Taya Valkyrie, Ace Austin and Josh Alexander all become repeat champions at Rebellion. KOP runs through the packed card in front of a sold out show.

Pre-show
Eddie Edwards defeated Chris Bey
The Influence (Madison Rayne and Tenille Dashwood) (c) defeated The IInspiration (Cassie Lee and Jessie McKay)for the Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Championship

Main card
Steve Maclin defeated Chris Sabin and Jay White-Maclin now dawns facepaint...
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KOP looks at the recent headlines surrounding the departure of Cody Rhodes, the speculation of more talent returning to WWE and the booking decisions of Tony Khan and the Thursday morning quarterbacking of podcasters from fans to those who have been inside the ring.

FTR shoots down idea AEW roster is becoming overcrowded, talks winning Ring of Honor tag titles https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/other-sports/2022/04/07/ftr-shoots-down...
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Cody Rhodes WWE Return gives a reminder of how John Cena was booked in his prime. KOP discusses how WWE is looking to create a similar path with the returning superstar.

Cody Rhodes near the top of internal WWE depth chart
https://www.pwtorch.com/site/2022/04/12/cody-rhodes-near-the-top-of-internal-wwe-depth-chart/

WWE Reportedly View Cody Rhodes As The Number Two Babyface On Raw
https://cultaholic.com/posts/report-wwe-see-cody-rhodes...
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WWE Raw recap & reactions (April 4, 2022): The real season premiere https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2022/4/5/23010803/wwe-raw-recap-reactions-april-4-2022-cody-rhodes-roman-reigns-bianca-belair-bron-breakker

NXT star Nash Carter has been released by WWE
https://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/nxt-star-nash-carter-has-been-released-by-wwe/

WWE NXT 2.0 (4/5/22) ratings stay steady for post-Stand & Deliver show
https://wrestlingnews.c...
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RK-Bro (c) defeated Alpha Academy and Street Profits in a triple threat for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship-RK-Bro still no signs of a breakup.
Bobby Lashley defeated Omos-Lashley kept strong and giving Omos his first loss a notch.
Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville in an Anything Goes Match- cartoon hardcore match ala coyote vs. road runner. Good toss to the mouse trap table, Wee Man slam and lots of gimmicks.
Sasha Banks & Naom...
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Smackdown start for the first 90 minutes.
The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) (c) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Drew McIntyre defeated Happy Corbin (with Madcap Moss)
The Miz and Logan Paul defeated Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio-Logan adapted pretty well.
Bianca Belair defeated Becky Lynch (c) for the WWE Raw Women's Championship-
Bianca gets her redemption in grand style...
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