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Talk AEW Podcast #72: Why Do Fans Dislike On-Screen Wrestling Couples?
AEW Podcast This week on Talk AEW, we discuss the on-screen romance between Sammy Guevara and real-life girlfriend Tay Conti and why wrestling fans seem to hate real-life wrestling couples. Are Sammy and Tay the new Cody and Brandi and how do we feel about them being planted in a storyline with Dan Lambert and American Top Team? All this and more! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
71:39 04/11/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #71: Who Will Join The Blackpool Combat Club and a Review of Supercard of Honor XV
AEW Podcast The alliance between Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson under the mentorship of William Regal was completely unexpected but thankfully, the Blackpool Combat Club is gearing up to be one of the hottest new factions in professional wrestling. The question now is who else will join the squad? AEW is filled with plenty of young talent, but only a select few would fit perfectly with the Regal’s group. Having a close look at the current AEW roster, we decided to dedicate our main event this week and name the five wrestlers we think would make a great fit. But first, Ricky delivers his biggest questions of the week and Mariko delivers a full breakdown of Supercard of Honor XV, Ring of Honour‘s recent pay-per-view event. All this and more! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
70:22 04/06/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #70: Discussing the Upcoming AEW Video Game
AEW Podcast In November 2020, AEW announced it had partnered with former WWE 2K developer Yuke’s and WWF No Mercy director Hideyuki “Geta” Iwashita to develop the promotion’s first console game on all major platforms. As huge fans of No Mercy (arguably the most beloved wrestling game of all time), we here at Talk AEW have been impatiently waiting for more news to drop in hopes that they will release the game sooner than later. Not much has been revealed so far and so we decided now was a good time to sit down and discuss what we would like to see included. But before we get to the main event, Ricky, Mariko, and Aaron discuss Chris Jericho’s new faction, Thunder Rosa’s big win, and Cody Rhodes signing with WWE. All this and more! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
62:36 03/21/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #69: TV Main Events vs. PPV Matches
Talk AEW Podcast This week on the TALK AEW Podcast, we sit down and discuss Tony Khan’s booking decisions and whether he should have saved some matches for pay-per-view events and some PPV matches for Dynamite. But first, Ricky addresses the question block, answering the biggest questions surrounding AEW this week. All this and more! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
64:54 03/15/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #68: AEW Revolution Review
AEW Podcast Ask any fan what their favorite match was on Sunday’s pay-per-view event, and you’ll get a wide range of answers. This week on the Talk AEW podcast, we break down AEW Revolution and explain why we think it was another rousing success for the promotion. Of course, not everything was great, and we do set aside some time to pick apart the segments and matches that we weren’t fans of.  Expect to hear a lot of praise for Hook, Jade, Eddie Kingston, and Wardlow! All this and more. Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
61:30 03/09/2022
Talk AEW Podcast: AEW Revolution 2022 Predictions
AEW Podcast On this week’s Talk AEW we break down the top questions of the week, including when is Jeff Hardy likely to show up, why aren’t AEW ready to pull the trigger on a Proud & Powerful title shot, and whether  MJF is the most sympathetic heel on the roster. Then, on The Main Event, we make our predictions for the Revolution PPV on March 6 and speculate on who we think the wild card in the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match will be. Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
80:01 02/27/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #66: Why Cody, Why?
AEW Podcast Cody Rhodes is no longer under contract to AEW. He is a free agent, and sources close to the situation have confirmed that his next destination will be back where his career started in WWE. This week on the Talk AEW Podcast we discuss the shocking news and reflect back on Cody’s journey in AEW. But first, we break down the highs and lows of this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. All this and more! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
69:20 02/18/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #65: The Limitless Keith Lee and What Makes a Good Episode of Dynamite
AEW Podcast: Keith Lee Makes His Debut! This week on the Talk AEW Podcast, we sit down and describe what we think makes a great episode of Dynamite. We touch on everything from the production values, set, lighting, direction, promos, video packages, commentary team, wrestling and so much more. But first, we set aside some time to talk about the appearance of “Switchblade” Jay White on the latest episode of Dynamite as well as our impressions of The Limitless Keith Lee, who made his in-ring debut wrestling Isiah Kassidy of Private Party. All this and more! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter  
74:13 02/12/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #64: Discussing Brandi Rhodes, Diversity in AEW and Theme Music
AEW Podcast This week on the Talk AEW Podcast, we discuss the disastrous promo Brandi Rhodes cut this past week on Dynamite opposite Dan Lambert and why we think both Brandi and her husband Cody Rhodes need to stop breaking the fourth wall. In addition to this, we set aside some time to review the hottest rivalry in AEW which came to a head in Chicago Wednesday night on Dynamite as CM Punk battled MJF in a grudge match months in the making. Make no mistake about it, it was a stellar match between one of the best wrestlers in the world and possibly the best heel working today. In our main event, we sit back and propose what licenses popular music that we think Tony Khan could purchase the rights to for certain wrestlers in AEW. Sit back, relax, and take a listen to the number one AEW fan podcast online, (or at least we like to think we are!). Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
55:41 02/07/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #63: The Career of Sammy Guevara, The Spanish God
AEW Podcast This week Sammy Guevara and Cody Rhodes tore the house down during the hotly anticipated first-ever AEW Ladder Match to determine the undisputed TNT champion. It was a phenomenal effort by both men, but it was Guevara who stole the show with three incredible spots including an awe-inspiring vertical suplex from the top of a 12-foot ladder. And if that wasn’t enough, to top it off, Sammy hit leapfrogged from the top of another ladder to deliver a cutter 30 feet in the air that brought Rhodes crashing to the mat and the crowd to their feed. It was an incredible match and an amazing end to the two-and-a-half-year-on-and-off feud between Cody Rhodes and Sammy Guevara who just so happen to have also wrestled the first-ever match on Dynamite. In honor of his incredible journey, we’ve decided to dedicate our main event to The Spanish God and look back on the career of Sammy Guevear so far. Before that, however, we discuss the ongoing feud between MJF and CM Punk and the surprise first AEW appearance by wrestler and social media icon Danhausen. All this and more! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
56:33 01/29/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #61: The AEW Mixed Tag Team Matches We Want to See
This week on Talk AEW, we start the show by discussing a few things we don’t like about AEW including the recent promos by Cody Rhodes and Dan Lambert. In our main event, Ricky, Aaron and Mariko each pick several wrestlers they would want to see in mixed tag team action along with who they think their opponents should be. All this and more.
54:23 01/25/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #61: Upper Deck AEW Trading Cards, Powerbombs, and Comebacks!
AEW Podcast All Elite Wrestling is entering the world of trading cards and we couldn’t be more excited! Upper Deck’s first AEW trading card set will feature all the company’s big names and Champions as well as Rare and Iconic cards, but is it worth the price? We have questions about which wrestlers will be featured, how much it’s worth, and where to buy the cards. Meanwhile, in our main event, we discuss several wrestlers who have been missing in action over the past six months and debate who we think will make a comeback and who will get left behind. But first, we need to talk about CM Punk’s brutal match with Wardlow. With Punk’s feud with MJF intensifying with every week, the grizzled vet found himself in deep water as the big man dominated the match, overpowering and punishing Punk with his unbridled strength and a barrage of eight powerbombs, leaving Punk helpless on the mat. What did we think of this match? Tune in and find out!! Theme Song: “Retro Soul” via www.bensound.com Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
51:59 01/17/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #60: New Year, New Champions
AEW Podcast It’s our first episode of the new year and we already have some catching up to do. We kick off the podcast addressing the biggest questions about AEW this week and discuss the first episode of AEW Dynamite on TBS. In our main event, we shift our focus to breakdown six championship matches that include: “Hangman” Adam Page defending his AEW world title against Bryan Danielson; the Lucha Bros losing their tag titles to Jurassic Express, and Jade Cargill being crowned the inaugural TBS champion. Meanwhile, AEW also presenting their first-ever AEW Battle of the Belts special event from the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. On tap, were three championship matches. Dr. Britt Baker defending her AEW Women’s Championship against Riho; Ricky Starks of Team Taz defending his FTW Championship against Matt Sydal; and with Cody Rhodes forced to pull out of the event, Sammy Guevara beat Dustin Rhodes to become the Interim TNT Champion. Theme Song: “Retro Soul” via www.bensound.com Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
62:05 01/10/2022
Talk AEW Podcast #59: AEW 2022 Predictions
AEW Podcast This week on Talk AEW, Ricky, Mariko, and Aarron discuss the latest episode of Rampage that featured the second match with Hook and saw Sammy Guevara lose the TNT Championship to Cody Rhodes. In our main event, we look ahead and drop our AEW 2022 predictions. What do we want to see? What do we think will happen? What do we think will be the biggest surprises next year? Tune in and find out. Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
55:55 12/27/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #58: The Best of AEW 2021
Talk AEW Podcast This week, Mariko, Aaron, and Ricky spend the majority of the first segment discussing the nominees for the 2021 Talk AEW Podcast Awards. We go over every category, from best promo to best match to best pay-per-view event, and everything in between. Before that, however, we begin the show gushing over how impressed we were with Hook’s in-ring debut on Rampage last week. And finally, closing off the show is a heated debate about whether or not the one-hour match between Hangman Adam Page and Brian Danielson was worth the wait. All this and more! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
78:35 12/19/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #57: The MJF, Maxwell Jacob Friedman Special
      Talk AEW Podcast This week on Talk AEW, we dedicate our main event to Malcolm Jacob Friedman, better known as M.J.F. Yes, folks, he’s better than you and we are here to remind you why that is. But first, Ricky’s got a ton of questions revolving around the recent episode of AEW Dynamite including why Dante Martin turned on Team Taz and what we expect from Hook’s in-ring debut again Fuego Del Sol on Rampage. All this and more. Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
56:44 12/11/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #56: AEW Yearbook Special
AEW Podcast: The AEW 2021 Yearbook This week on the Talk AEW Podcast, we shake things up with a little segment that we like to call The AEW Yearbook Challenge. The way it works is we each come up with four categories and ask what could possibly happen to our favourite AEW talent in the future. Have you ever thought about who might one day appear as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars? Or maybe you wondered which of your favourite AEW stars will end up in Hollywood making blockbuster action movies? If these questions are the sort of thing you think about often, then this episode is just what you need. Enjoy!   Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter
48:07 12/06/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #55: The Best AEW Promos, and the Fall of Cody Rhodes
AEW Podcast American Thanksgiving and professional wrestling and have gone hand-in-hand for decades and this week All Elite Wrestling celebrated the holiday with an amazing episode of Dynamite that started with MJF and CM Punk battling on the mic for just over 22 minutes and ended with a fantastic eight-man tag team main event fueled by three intensely personal rivalries! It was wild; it was crazy; and so, this week on Talk AEW, we decided to look back at the very best promos ever cut on AEW. Also on the card, we discuss Daniel Garcia’s ceiling and why Chris Jericho is wrong about him having a square head. We also offer Dr. Britt Baker some relationship advice and debate what Tony Khan should do with the overcrowded commentary booth on Dynamite and Rampage. In addition, we try our best to narrow down the exact moment the AEW fanbase turned on Cody Rhodes and explain how Cody can fix the situation moving forward. All this and more! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Twitter.
66:37 11/28/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #54: The Best AEW Heels, Past, Present and Future
This week on AEW Dynamite, The American Dragon Brian Danielson switched gears during a face-off with the AEW World Title Champion Hangman Adam Page, transitioning from a respected babyface into a clear, antagonizing heel. The sudden switch caught plenty of wrestling fans off guard and so we decided to dedicate this week’s episode of Talk AEW to— you guessed it— heels! In our main event, we discuss the best heels in AEW, past, present and future, and look back at the best storylines before debating who else we think would make a good heel. Before all that, however, Aaron and Mariko answer several of Ricky’s weekly rapid-fire questions including who they would want to see the World Title next and who they want to see Dante Martin wrestle. All this and more! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Follow us on Twitter.
52:59 11/22/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #53: AEW Full Gear 2021 Review
AEW Podcast After months of buildup and storyline developments, All Elite Wrestling brought us its annual pay-per-view event Full Gear, and for the most part, it did not disappoint. The fourth ever AEW Champion was crowned as Hangman Adam Page defeated Kenny Omega in the main event to win the AEW Championship. It was the culmination of AEW’s longest-running storyline, and a great way to end the night! While the main event produced a new champion, perhaps the best match was that between Darby Allin and MJF which featured a good 22 minutes of non-stop action. And a close-second was the bloody brawl between CM Punk and The Mad King Eddie Kingston! This week on Talk AEW, we review Full Gear and discuss the many highs as well as the many lows such as the terrible ten-man tag team match between American Top Team and The Inner. All that and more!         AEW Podcast After months of buildup and storyline developments, All Elite Wrestling brought us its annual pay-per-view event Full Gear, and for the most part, it did not disappoint. The fourth ever AEW Champion was crowned as Hangman Adam Page defeated Kenny Omega in the main event to win the AEW Championship. It was the culmination of AEW’s longest-running storyline, and a great way to end the night! While the main event produced a new champion, perhaps the best match was that between Darby Allin and MJF which featured a good 22 minutes of non-stop action. And a close-second was the bloody brawl between CM Punk and The Mad King Eddie Kingston! This week on Talk AEW, we review Full Gear and discuss the many highs as well as the many lows such as the terrible ten-man tag team match between American Top Team and The Inner. All that and more!                 Volume 0%                   Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram.  
83:47 11/16/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #52: AEW Full Gear 2021 Predictions
AEW Podcast: Full Gear 2021 This week on Talk AEW, we discuss the recent heated exchange between The Mad King Eddie Kingston and The Best in the World CM Punk. We explain why we think Punk came across as the heel and why we want Eddie to beat him at Full Gear. Speaking of Full Gear, in our main event we drop our predictions of who we think will win at AEW’s upcoming and highly anticipated pay-per-view event and what surprises Tony Khan might be planning. Also, on the card this week; we touch on the recent news that WWE released yet again, several talents including Ember Moon, Keith Lee, Nia Jax, and Karrion Kross (to name just a few), and debate who we’d like to see in AEW. Yes, folks, it’s another jam-packed episode. Enjoy! Links: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram.
80:19 11/08/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #51: Very Nice, Very Evil
AEW Podcast This week on Talk AEW, we try our best to catch up on two weeks of wrestling which of course includes, two installments of AEW Dynamite and two episodes of AEW Rampage. But don’t worry, we won’t bore you by recapping the events of those shows— instead, we’ve carefully selected topics that will surely bleed onto future storylines both in the ring and behind the curtain. Get ready for Ricky’s rapid-fire questions, some Danhausen love, and yet another breakdown of the ongoing Cody Rhodes messiah complex. Yes folks, this week’s episode of Talk AEW is very nice, very evil!   Listen to the show on: Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram.
61:56 11/02/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #50: The Best AEW Matches of 2021 So Far
AEW Podcast: Thanksgiving Special! This week on Talk AEW, we discuss the AEW’s gimmick matches, more specifically, the Casino Ladder Match, and if the rules make any logical sense. Surely, a blend between the Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank sounds like a great idea on paper, but does it work in real life? In our main event, Ricky, Mariko, and Aaron compile a list of the best matches of 2021 so far, which is no easy task considering there have been so many. And of course, Ricky delivers his rapid-fire questions. Get ready folks— not only does this mark our one-year anniversary special but it’s also our Thanksgiving special. Enjoy!
58:40 10/13/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #49: Two Years of AEW Dynamite
AEW Podcast It was two years ago to this day that AEW Dynamite premiered on TNT. When Dynamite premiered, it marked the first time in 18 years there was a legit competitor to Vince McMahon’s empire. And with AEW gaining momentum, the landscape of professional wrestling has certainly changed, and many would argue for the better. This week on Talk AEW, we discuss how the show has evolved over the past 24 months and how it can still improve— but before all that, we set aside time to discuss Sammy Guevara’s shocking win of the TNT Championship against God’s favourite champion, Miro. Was it too soon for Sammy to win the title? Should it have happened a week earlier at Arthur Ashe Stadium? We’ll let you know what we think of the match and the win. All that and more! Listen to the show on Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram.
62:12 10/03/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #48: Everything Great and Not-So-Great about AEW Grand Slam
AEW Podcast: AEW Grand Slam Review Grand Slam was AEW’s New York City debut and marked the first AEW event to be held in its entirety within a stadium. It was also AEW’s most attended event to date, with the promotion announcing an attendance of 20,177 people. This week on Talk AEW, we discuss why the event was lauded by fans and critics with particular praise towards the Kenny Omega vs Bryan Danielson match, referring to it as one of the best tv matches of all time. All this and more! Listen to the show on Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram.
75:08 09/26/2021
Talk AEW #47: AEW Grand Slam Predictions
AEW Podcast: Grand Slam Special, Part 1! It couldn’t be a more exciting time for wrestling fans as the AEW is heading to Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York next week for two huge Grand Slam editions of Dynamite and Rampage. In addition to that, Rampage will be a two-hour show for the first time since it launched earlier this summer. And since AEW has never held a wrestling show in New York City, the hype surrounding the event is intense, to say the least! Now that the company has unveiled all the matches, we decided to sit back and discuss what we think will happen and what we hope will happen. One thing is for sure, the two-part AEW event is nothing short of a pay-per-view caliber card. From ongoing feuds to dream matches, this is arguably the biggest television broadcast in AEW history. Listen to the show on Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram.
76:08 09/20/2021
Talk AEW #45: Deciding The 50 Best AEW Wrestlers
AEW Podcast On the heels of a monumental All Out pay-per-view, AEW hit the TNT airwaves with an explosive episode of Dynamite, followed by a stellar episode of Rampage. And this week, Talk AEW digs into both episodes by asking the tough questions on everyone’s mind including if Brian Cage has a brighter future than Powerhouse Hobbs and asking when Tony Khan should draw the line when it comes to Max Castor and MJF’s controversial promos. The gang also discusses Ruby Soho’s in-ring Dynamite debut, the end of The Dark Order and whether Ric Flair will join AEW and manage Andrade El Idolo. In our main event, Mariko, Ricky, and Arron take on the difficult task of deciding the 50 best wrestlers in AEW. Mariko isn’t happy that Ricky placed Malakai Black in the number one spot; Arron doesn’t believe Sammy Guevara belongs on the top 10; and Ricky desperately tries to make a case to include one of his favourite wrestlers, Daniel Garcia, even if he isn’t technically All-Elite, yet. All that and more. Enjoy! Listen to the show on Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram.
69:21 09/13/2021
Talk AEW #45: Just How Good Was AEW All Out 2021?
AEW Podcast: All Out 2021 This week on Talk AEW, we can’t contain our excitement as we sit down and discuss what we think is one of the greatest pay-per-view events of all time! That’s right folks, it’s clobberin’ time! All Out 2021 delivered plenty of big surprises including the first appearance of Adam Cole, Brian Danielson, Ruby Soho, and Japanese legend, Minoru Suzuki. We discuss why we think every match on the card more than exceeded our expectations and whether the AEW roster is now too bloated. We also debate if the Chris Jericho and MJF match was the best match of the night; if it was too early for Ruby Soho to get a shot at the women’s championship belt; if Bryce Remsburg is turning heel, and so much more! There were honestly so many highlights, it is pointless listing them all. You just got to tune in and find out! Listen to the show on Podbean iTunes YouTube Spotify Deezer ListenNotes iHeart Radio Pandora. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram.
76:36 09/07/2021
Talk AEW #44: 100 Episodes Of Pure Dynamite!
AEW Podcast AEW Dynamite, Episode 100 AEW Dynamite reached another milestone this week as the show celebrated its 100th episode. And what a show it was! This week on Talk AEW, we discuss how much Dynamite has evolved since it first premiered three years ago on October 2, 2019. Yes, folks, the show has greatly improved overall— from its production values to video packages, promos and bookings— and everything in between. And let’s not forget the all-star roster which now includes superstars such as CM Punk, Sting, Christian Cage, Ricky Starks, and stars in the making such as Daniel Garcia and 2.0. Take a listen!
61:41 09/03/2021
Talk AEW Podcast #43: All Out 2021 Predictions
AEW Podcast This week on Talk AEW, we start the show by discussing the Dan Lambert storyline, including his Jim Cornette-style promos and how we feel about his involvement with Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky. Also on tap is our thoughts on the killer promo by Don Callis; Colton Gunn’s impressive winning streak and our thoughts on the most recent episode of Dynamite which we felt was oddly paced and badly booked. In our main event, we look ahead and drop our predictions for AEW’s upcoming pay-per-view event, All Out. We’ll let you know who we think will win and what surprises AEW might bring. All this and more! Theme Song “Retro Soul” via www.bensound.com Listen to the show on Podbean, iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Deezer, ListenNotes, iHeart Radio, and Pandora. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram
70:57 08/28/2021