WEEKLY GOODS (Aug. 26-30)

Hello AW Universe, Every Friday, I look back on the week that was in the world of (mostly WWE) wrestling. Here are the GOODS from the week that was. Oh Sasha. Your heel turn has been a wonderful change of pace. But… Oh my, that promo to open Monday Night Raw was painful to sit through. It’s…


Throwback Thursday – Bret and Owen: 25 years later

If you’re one of the cool kids like me then you for sure know today is the 25th anniversary of Bret and Owen Hart’s iconic cage match at Summerslam 94. For those of you who inexplicably haven’t seen it, I have half a mind to call your mothers. The entire angle is an absolute masterpiece, following…


Mr. Nick’s Notes: SmackDown Live August 27, 2019

Tonight on SmackDown Live Daniel Bryan & Rowan demand an apology from Roman Reigns after being falsely accused to trying to murder him. The show begins with a dramatic recap of the events leading up to tonight. I can’t overstate how amazing Daniel Bryan has been during this program. Also, Roman can’t act at all….


Mr. Nick’s Notes: RAW August 26, 2019

The August 26th edition of Monday Night Raw is focused around the Raw Tag Team Titles. Who will face Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman at Clash of Champions? Monday Night Raw starts off with Sasha Banks and Michael Cole can’t help himself and HAS to say “It’s Boss Time” eventhough Sasha is a heel now….


The Week’s Goods – August 19th – 23rd, 2019

Another week in the world of (mostly WWE) wrestling, bringing us closer to October and the beginning of the Wednesday Night Wars and (hopefully) a fresh look for SmackDown Live! as it moves to both a new network and night. Until then, here are some thoughts from a humble writer/fan’s on the week: First and…


Discover. Progress.: Uncle Jim and Uncle Paul

Discover. Progress. is a weekly (sort of) podcast about wrestling, hosted by David and Adam. It’s not your typical wrestling podcast, as there’s very little discussion about the main WWE programming.  Instead, most of the conversations circle around NXT, NXT UK, Progress Wrestling (hence the name), DEFY Wrestling, and various other independent promotions. On this…


Throwback Thursday – 1993 King of the Ring

The first-ever pay per view King of the Ring winner was none other than Bret “Hitman” Hart, when he won the 1993 tournament by beating Razor Ramon, Mr. Perfect, and Bam Bam Bigelow (Bret’s busy night also included telling off Hulk Hogan in a much-publicized backstage altercation during the event). During the coronation ceremony, however,…


Mr. Nick’s Notes: NXT August 21, 2019

The Takeover: Toronto recaps are done and it’s time to start digging into the new feuds. The Undisputed Era kick off the show, but only one of them have gold…sure it’s the most important belt but still. The way the Era walk and act in the ring during their promos always remind me of early…


Mr. Nick’s Notes: SmackDown Live August 20, 2019

Tonight we learn who has attempted to murder Roman Reigns. Does Daniel Bryan have all the answers? SmackDown Live kicks off with Randy Orton. He paces in the ring as they hype the rest of the show and then show a recap of his action on RAW last night. The younger Orton wouldn’t have waited…


KotR: Breaking Down The Smackdown Field

Monday night saw the kick-off of the 2019 King Of The Ring tournament on RAW and tonight we continue the shenanigans over on Smackdown. As I did yesterday, I’ll look over the field on the Smackdown side of the bracket and go over each individual and why he should and shouldn’t be the last man…