The Wrestling Brethren Podcast

The Wrestling Brethren Podcast

A weekly look at all things professional wrestling, from WWE, RAW, and Smackdown Live to AEW Dynamite, Impact Wrestling, NJPW, independent promotions like WelterWeight Wrestling, NWA Wildside, Absolute Intense Wrestling, and more. The panel brings almost 100 years of wrestling experience in and out of the ring and discusses televised and major event results, upcoming events, live event reviews, industry rumors, and booking analysis. read less
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Swerve Got Screwed
5d ago
Swerve Got Screwed
NEWS (5/8/24–5/9/24) * Smackdown Begins on the USA Network on Friday, September 13 → In addition to that, they’ll be rolling out ‘WWE Week’ on September 9th and throughout the week, USA will air films from the Fast and the Furious franchise starring Dwayne Johnson, Blockers starring John Cena, and the Peacock documentary, Bray Wyatt: Becoming Immortal. * Starting in September and through the end of 2024, @USANetwork will serve as the exclusive linear home of @WWE Monday Night RAW and @WWE SmackDown * KOTR and QOTR First Round Matches for SD → WWE King of the Ring First Round: AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton WWE King of the Ring First Round: Tama Tonga vs. Angelo Dawkins WWE Queen of the Ring First Round: Bianca Belair vs. Candice LeRae WWE Queen of the Ring First Round: Jade Cargill vs. Piper Niven WWE Queen of the Ring First Round: Naomi vs. Nia Jax AEW Dynamite: (5/8/2024) * Dynamite video open is still The Elite only... * Orange Cassidy def. Trent - post match beating from Trent; Don Callis + Kris Stat * Announcement: From EVP, Kenny Omega - Anarchy in the Arena at DoN! * Segment: Serena Deeb + Toni Storm * Backstage: Rocky Romero approaches Orange Cassidy in the trainer’s room. Rocky says Tony Khan told him if he wins tonight, he can have a trios title match, and he wants Cassidy on his team. * Mariah May def. Harley Cameron * In-Ring Segment: Christian + Swerve Strickland * Backstage: Willow Promo * Jay White def. Rocky Romero * Training Vignette: Samoa Joe - What drives a warrior is fear; I’m not a warrior who fears – I’m who these men fear in the first place. * The Learning Tree Squash Match * NO DQ TNT TITLE MATCH: Adam Copeland def. Brody King * Backstage: Mercedes Promo * Backstage: Adam Copeland + Kyle O’Reilly * Overrun: The Elite find out their opponents
Dirty Dawg Dom
5d ago
Dirty Dawg Dom
NEWS (5/6/24–5/7/24) * Ric Flair reveals he had a legit heart attack in his “final match” in 2022 * Jerry Lawler and WWE quietly part ways; though he’s still on a Legends deal → His contract ran out and the two sides did not come to a new agreement. * Kevin Owens reveals there are 9 months left on his WWE Contract → During a recent interview this came up; mentioned he’s been in WWE 10 years * AJ Styles has had more WWE matches than TNA match → 861 vs 808 WWE RAW (5/6/24) - Hartford, CT • Judgment Day In-Ring Segment • Uso def. Bálor (KOTR 1st Round) - faces winner of Ilja/Ricochet • Backstage: Pearce + McIntyre // Pearce + Punk • CM Punk In-Ring Segment • Backstage: Ricochet - brief reunion with Braun Strowman • IYO SKY def. Natalya - faces winner of Shayna/Zelina • Damage CTRL In-Ring Segment → Dakota reveals Asuka is injured and she’s taking her place • Video Package: Ilja Dragunov • Ilja Dragunov def. Ricochet - faces Jey Uso in next round • Backstage: Sheamus • Zoey Stark def. Ivy Nile – faces winner of Lyra/Dakota • Backstage: Pearce/Awesome Truth // Bron Breakker • Chad Gable vs. Bronson Reed – No Contest (Sami Zayn) • Backstage: (before above match) Judgment Day / Carlito • Video Package: Lyra Valkyria • Backstage: Becky Lynch walking aimlessly for the second time tonight • Backstage: GUNTHER • In-Ring Interview: Michael Cole w/Becky Lynch (kind of awkward segment; mostly Cole) • Backstage: Sami Zayn • Lyra Valkyria def. Dakota Kai – faces Zoey Stark in next round • Backstage: Kofi Kingston • GUNTHER def. Sheamus – faces winner of Kofi / Rey WWE NXT (5/7/24) * Cold Open: Wes Lee “how we got here” video recap * Wes Lee def. Josh Briggs - Ivar on Commentary * Shayna Baszler def. Karmen Petrovic - did they give Xia Li’s gimmick to Petrovic? * Backstage: Kelani + Fallon * Women’s Combine Recap - Part 1 * Tyson Dupont and Tyriek Igwe def. No Quarter Catch Crew * Michin def. Arianna Grace - why did they stop calling out finisher names? Also - Michin’s first TV win since January 2023! * Backstage: Thea Hail + Ridge Holland * Supernova Sessions w/ Trick Williams - basically building to Noam Dar vs. Trick * Women’s Combine Recap - Part 2 * Backstage: Natalya + Karmen * Fallon Henley def. Kelani Jordan * Women’s Combine Recap - Part 3 → 12 Qualifiers: Sol Ruca, Thea Hail, Jaida Parker, Brinley Reece, Michin, Fallon Henley, Lash Legend, Ivy Nile, Izzi Dame, Kelani Jordan, Tatum Paxley, Wren Sinclair * Lexis King def. Duke Hudson * NXT Women’s Title: Roxanne Perez def. Chelsea Green
Draft Night 2 Recap
08-05-2024
Draft Night 2 Recap
NEWS (4/29/24–4/30/24) * WrestleMania 41 Report from WrestleVotes → Chances of WM being in Minneapolis are decreasing with each passing day. * Kamille Has Officially Signed with AEW → Has been under contract since February WWE RAW (4/29/24) - Kansas City, MO * Draft Night 2 * Show opens with arrivals of Logan Paul, Patrick Mahomes, and Judgment Day * In-Ring Promo: New Women’s World Champion Becky Lynch → Interrupted by Liv + Nia * R1 Picks: Stephanie McMahon * GUNTHER def. Xavier Woods * R2 Picks: Logan Paul + IShowSpeed * In-Ring Promo: Logan Paul / Jey Uso → Judgment Day’s Finn + JD / Patrick Mahomes / Braun Strowman * Backstage Segment: R-Truth, Gable, The Miz… Sami Zayn * Backstage Segment: Drew McIntyre / Booker T * IC Title Match: Sami Zayn vs. Bronson Reed * R3 Picks: APA * Drew/Punk * Backstage Segment: Bron Breakker // Sheamus * Candice LeRae def. Maxxine Dupri * McIntyre / Punk II * R4 Picks: Teddy Long + Alundra Blayze * Liv Morgan def. Nia Jax * R5 Picks: The Dudley Boyz * World Tag Title Match: Awesome Truth def. Alpha Academy * R6 Picks: Adam Pierce + Nick Aldis * Jey Uso + Ricochet + Andrade def. Judgment Day WWE NXT (4/30/24) - Spring Breakin’ Night 2 - Trick Williams Promo - North American Championship: Oba Femi def. Ivar - Thea Hail def. Jacy Jayne - The OC def. Tyson Dupont and Tyrick Igwe - Ava announces the Women’s NA Title will be won at Battleground in a 6-women ladder match - Ridge Holland def. Shawn Spears - NXT Tag Team Titles: Axiom and Nathan Frazer def. The Authors Of Pain - NXT Underground: Lola Vice (w/Shayna Baszler) def. Natalya (w/ Karmen Petrovic)
Dynasty, RAW, NXT
26-04-2024
Dynasty, RAW, NXT
NEWS (4/22/24–4/23/24) * One additional release from Friday night made public Monday: Von Wagner * New WWE release today: Cameron Grimes * Today, April 23, Marks 500 Days for Athena’s Reign as ROH Women’s Champion * FTC Votes to Ban Non-Compete Clauses that bar employees from working for competitors → No immediate word if this impacts wrestlers, as they are “independent contractors” and not employees. DYNASTY RECAP (4/21/24) * Title Changes: Bullet Club Gold, Willow Nightingale, Young Bucks, Swerve Strickland * MOTY Candidate: Bryan Danielson vs. Will Ospreay * Comments from Scrum: Toni Storm’s Prepared Statement * Prediction Results WWE RAW (4/22/24) * In-ring Segment: Jey Uso + Damien Priest * Awesome Truth def. DIY * Backstage: Judgment Day * In-ring Segment: Imperium + New Day * New Day def. Imperium * Vignette Promo: Andrade * In-Ring Segment: Drew McIntyre + Sheamus * Sheamus def. Shinsuke Nakamura * Backstage: Sami Zayn + Bronson Reed * In-ring Segment: Gable dresses down Alpha Academy * Backstage: Ricochet + Dom / Dom + Liv * Ricochet + Andrade def. JD + Santos * Backstage: Indi + Candice → Liv + Nia brawl → Becky’s pep talk + entrance * BATTLE ROYAL: New Women’s World Champion [Becky Lynch] WWE NXT (4/23/24) - Spring Breakin’ Night 1 * NXT WOMEN’S TITLE TRIPLE THREAT: Roxanne Perez def. Lyra Valkyria + Tatum Paxley * The D’Angelo Family def. No Quarter Catch Crew * Jaida Parker def. Fallon Henley * Contract Signing: Natalya w/Karmen Petrovic + Lola Vice * BEACH BRAWL: Sol Ruca def. Blair Davenport * Lexis King def. Baron Corbin * NXT WORLD TITLE MATCH: Trick Williams def. Ilja Dragunov / if Trick loses, he leaves NXT
Bloodline 2.0
21-04-2024
Bloodline 2.0
NEWS (4/12/24–4/13/24) * Big E Update * Jon Moxley Wins IWGP World Heavyweight Title and Becomes First Wrestler To Hold World Titles In WWE, AEW and NJPW * WWE Talent Relations Updates * WWE Draft Update WWE Smackdown (4/12/24) - Detroit, MI * In-Ring Promo: Cody Rhodes → Undisputed WWE Champion → Puts over each of the six competitors in two separate triple threat matches tonight → L.A. Knight, Bobby Lashley, Santos Escobar, Rey Mysterio, Kevin Owens, A.J. Styles * Backstage: Heyman, Jimmy, Solo arrive to find they no longer occupy the “suite” locker room for the Champion. → Kevin Owens walks past The Bloodline and says that they’re not invited, and there’s a broom closet awaiting them. → Solo tells Paul Heyman that he’ll take care of Owens… and then he’ll take care of the locker room situation. → Heyman reminds Solo that winning and losing is everything. There are consequences to losing. They lost and Cody Rhodes is the champion. If they want their locker room back, the title has to come back to The Bloodline, and that’s by order of The Tribal Chief. * Triple Threat Match: LA Knight vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Santos Escobar * In-Ring Bloodline Segment * Bron Breakker def. Cameron Grimes → Bron has new theme music * Backstage: Kayla Braxton is standing in front of the trainer’s room looking for a medical update on Jimmy Uso. * In-Ring Segment: Bayley’s Celebration → She mentions giving an opportunity to someone deserving, but before she can finish, she’s interrupted by Tiffany Stratton, who assumes she’s accepting an open challenge. → Bayley said she already had someone in mind: Naomi → Naomi comes out and says she can’t take on Bayley just yet; because she needs to put Tiffy in her place - TONIGHT! * Naomi def. Tiffany Stratton – Tiffy’s first loss on the main roster; not counting EC * Jade Cargill & Bianca BelAir def. Chelsea Green & Piper Niven (back from a broken hand) TP: Glitch interruption here You Forgot About Us * Backstage: Byron Saxton interviews Kevin Owens * MAIN EVENT – Triple Threat Match: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens vs. Rey Mysterio AEW Weekend Shows (4/12-13/24) * Collision: The House of Black vs. Matt Sydal, Dante Martin, & Action Andretti * Katsuyori Shibata def. Lee Moriarty * Daniel Garcia def. Serpentico * Toni Storm def. AZM * Main Event: BCC (CC + BD) def. Don Callis Family (Fletcher + Hobbs) Post-match: Takeshita attacks Bry-D with a brainbuster on the ramp
All Out Footage Reaction
16-04-2024
All Out Footage Reaction
NEWS (4/10/24–4/11/24) * AEW Announces their PPV Calendar for the remainder of 2024 AEW Dynamite: (4/10/2024) * Swerve Strickland beats up Samoa Joe; pushing the match to the Main Event slot * TNT Championship: Adam Copeland def. Penta El Zero Miedo → AEW Put a Countdown Clock on during this match to the “Footage” * Will Ospreay segment * Trios Match: Shane Taylor Promotions def. Hook, Chris Jericho, Shibata → Jericho / Hook falling out → STP added Anthony Ogogo to the group; hopefully TV time and opportunities coming * “Timeless” Toni Storm’s Charleston Championship Champagne Toast → Even this sucked… 30-ish seconds to throw champagne and wipe off makeup * Mariah May vs. Anna Jay → End of match goofiness * Sit-down with Mercedes Moné → Lights go out, lights go on — Mercedes attacked * MAIN EVENT: AEW World Championship Eliminator Match - Samoa Joe vs. Dustin Rhodes → aka a Samoan World Champion named Joe vs. a Rhodes; 3 days after a Samoan World Champion named Joe vs. a Rhodes… 🤔 * The Young Bucks present backstage footage from All In 2023 and will discuss → This was used as a way to tie into the YB feud with FTR → Horrid ploy that failed miserably… there were CM Punk chants WHILE THE FOOTAGE WAS SHOWING… and more chants when the YB came out to the ring later in the night. FAIL → This was reportedly done to “embarrass” CM Punk… and all it did was prove he told the truth. → The reaction by Tony Schiavone tells you all you need to know. (Editor Note: Tony has since said he was putting the Bucks over as the assholes.) The EMBARRASSMENT on Renee’s face during Ospreay’s dig at HHH tells you all you need to know.
Go-Home RAW Before WM
05-04-2024
Go-Home RAW Before WM
NEWS (4/1/24–4/2/24) * CM Punk’s Interview with Ariel Helwani on MMA Hour * WWE announces Clash at the Castle for Saturday, June 15th → Scotland - OVO Hydro Arena (smaller than the Allstate Arena) WWE RAW (4/1/24) * Show opens with in-ring segment with The Rock and Roman Reigns * Recap of Becky Lynch hijacking Rhea Ripley’s interview with Ariel Helwani on MMA Hour * Cathy Kelly interviews Becky and asks about the earlier incident. Becky says she’s going to the ring later to finish what she started. * 8-MAN TAG MATCH: The Judgment Day def. DIY + The New Day * Backstage segment w/Bloodline where it’s revealed that Roman Reigns will be inducting Paul Heyman into the HOF. * Video package: Chad Gable training Sami Zayn * Backstage segment w/The Judgment Day, as Dom brings in Legado del Fantasma; Rhea and Damien are NOT happy with this * Sami Zayn vs. Bronson Reed - No Contest - GUNTHER attacks Gable + Sami * Lia Maivia confirmed for the HOF and will be inducted by her grandson… The Rock * MATCH: Maxxine Dupri + Ivy Nile def. Indi Hartwell + Candice LeRae * Backstage segment: Jey Uso talks with Seth Rollins * Video package: Drew McIntyre Eulogizes CM Punk and Seth Rollins * MATCH: Ricochet def. Ivar * Backstage segment: Dominik introduces Andrade to Santos Escobar. Dom says if Andrade can defeat Ricochet, they will make him a full-time member of TJD. * Backstage segment with Damage CTRL * Rhea Ripley + Becky Lynch in-ring segment * MATCH: Damage CTRL (Tag champs + Dakota) def. Zoey Stark, Shayna Baszler, Tegan Nox * MAIN EVENT: Seth Rollins vs. Solo Sikoa - No Contest - Bloodline Rules turns it into a shmozz.