Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 10: Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson on GLOW season 2

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Guests: 
Rebekka Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford

Before their back on Netflix in GLOW, Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson are BACK in the Nation of Conversation!

They chat with Hal and Danielle all about what will change with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in the second season, how the show has been a huge hit with WWE women wrestlers like Natalia, Charlotte Flair and more, what it's like to get actual injuries from wrestling and how they keep their wardrobe fresh as they tour the press junkets around the country.

Plus Kimmy and Rebekka will have a bit of fun at the expense of our hosts as Hal and Danielle get an up-close and personal look at the Beatdown Biddies in action.

Season 2 of GLOW premiers on Netflix on June 29th!

Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 95: Chris Jericho's Greatest Rivalry Ever(?) w/ Adam Pranica

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Guests: 
Adam Pranica
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Adam Pranica officially joins the Nation of Conversation!

He’s the host of other amazing shows on the Maximum Fun Network, Like The Greatest Generation and Friendly Fire, but he also used to be a HUGE wrestling fan. It all started when he learned that his grandfather could very easily be mistaken for Ric Flair and blossomed from there.

Even though he’s lapsed as a fan over the years, he’s still got great memories of being huge fan when wrestling was at its zenith in pop culture; think back to the Nitro and Thunder days. Now, he’s ready to rekindle his fandom with Mike, Hal and Danielle!

The Beat Down

In this brand new segment, the panel takes a special look at each story beat of a significant wrestling saga and explains what made it so special.

For this first installment, in honor of his big win against Tetsuya Naito at Dominion, the team will examine Chris Jericho’s 2008 rivalry against Shawn Michaels. It led to tons of great matches, a brand new version of the Jericho character and was so great that Y2J has since called it the best story of his career.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford ,Mike Eagle and Adam Pranica

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 94: The Doctrine of Two Dudes with Aubrey Sitterson

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Guests: 
Aubrey Sitterson
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Aubrey Sitterson officially joins the Nation of Conversation!

He’s a comic book writer and editor who actually used to work for WWE’s web team. But nowadays, he’s a bigger fan of New Japan Pro Wrestling.

In that spirit, he’s got a lot to say about Hiromu Takahashi winning the 2018 Best of the Super Juniors tournament, Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada IV and Chris Jericho vs. Tetsuya Naito!

Plus, the team will discuss tons of things from WWE, including Baron Corbin’s new job as the constable of RAW, Becky Lynch scoring the tap-out victory against Charlotte and the biggest cliches that both main shows revisited this week.

Aubrey’s upcoming comic book is The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling. It’s available for pre-order now

Hosted by Danielle Radford ,Mike Eagle and Aubrey Sitterson.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 93: #CookieDreams and Britney Young from Netflix's GLOW

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Mike, Hal, Danielle, Britney and Lindsey
Guests: 
Britney Young
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

It’s a brand new week in wrestling as Money in the Bank is finally on the horizon!

The stage is set for those who will compete in the ladder matches on June 17th, but who’s in the best position to get that golden ticket for the world title match? And has WWE been building this up the contest for all of the entrants in the right way?

Plus, NXT red-hot angle between Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa has continued to pick up steam, and has now incorporated Candice LeRae, Gargano’s real-life wife. But she’s someone who’s known around the country for standing on her own; shouldn’t she be plowing her own path rather than just following in her man’s story?

All of this, plus a look whether or not the Universal Title is relevant, the B-Team barbecue vs. Naomi and Lana’s dance-off and Julian stan’s for the cruiserweight championship match between Cedric Alexander and Buddy Murphy.

Britney Young from GLOW

The Netflix series GLOW returns on June 29th! Lindsey Kelk sat down with Britney Young who stars in the show as Carmen Wade aka Machu Picchu. Young tells us all about what it was like to make the show in a post-#MeToo world, why she loves Lucha Underground and what it was like to get in the ring with Kia Stevens.

Britney can be found on Twitter and Instagram.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford ,Mike Eagle and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 92: Simon Grimm (a.k.a. Simon Gotch) advises against advice in wrestling

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Guests: 
Simon Grimm
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Simon Grimm is ready to join the Nation of Conversation!

Grimm formerly wrestled for WWE under the name Simon Gotch. There he was a member of the NXT Tag-team champion Vaudvillains. From there, he made his way to the Smackdown live main roster along with his partner, Aiden English.

Then he was let go by the WWE, a decision he says he couldn’t be happier about. Why? Because the independent wrestling scene is thriving. And Grimm sees tons of talented wrestlers that he can’t wait to work with.

Grimm will tell Hal, Mike and Danielle all about what it’s like to transition to the indies after being in the WWE, why he doesn’t believe in giving advice to wrestlers and he’ll even discuss what he thinks about that, "Bobby Lashley’s sisters" segment that was on Monday Night RAW this week.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford , and Simon Grimm.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 91: Mick Foley's music from Tip to Tip w/ Brian Fernandes

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Guests: 
Brian Fernandes
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Brian “Sunny D” Fernandes is here to make his Tights and Fights debut!

Whether you’re familiar with him as the creator of the Tights and Fights logo or the producer of “Jordan, Jesse, Go!,” you should know that he’s rediscovered his longtime fandom for wrestling specifically for THIS show!

He’ll chat with Hal, Danielle and Mike all about some of the week’s biggest stories, from Ronda Rousey getting a RAW woman’s title opportunity, the sell-out of the upcoming “All In” event in Chicago, which modern wrestlers spoke to him as a lapsed fan and tons more

Ring Tones

Like the rest of the team, Brian is a huge fan of the hardcore legend, Mick Foley. And what better way to celebrate that than a look at his entrance music from every phase of his career? The team will listen to Mankind, Dude Love, Cactus Jack and more for a complete retrospective on our favorite person to wrestle in sweatpants.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Brian Fernandes.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 90: WWE Backlash and Suddenly Dinosaurs

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin, Mike Eagle & Lindsey Kelk

It seems like everyone’s got opinions on Sunday’s WWE show Backlash.

Audiences in attendance walked out on the main event of Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns. But was the match really all that bad? Or has WWE just put Roman in such a poor position after WrestleMania that this level of disconnect between the product and the fans is understandable?

Contributing to the disappointment in the show was that the WWE championship match between Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles did not close out the evening. Is this feud still working after two matches ending in non-finishes? And who should come away with the WWE title at this point?

Plus, we look at the upcoming fourth installment in the much-loved Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada series. After a respective record 1-1-1, is it time for Kenny to finally get that IWGP title? And with Chris Jericho officially setting his sights on New Japan’s Intercontinental Title, there’s a lot to keep an eye on in the land of the rising sun.

All of this and a look at the latest in NXT, 205 Live and the… unusual entrance of Mandy Rose.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Mike Eagle, and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 89: Strong Style Me, Daddy

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

As always Hal, Danielle and Lindsey breakdown the latest in the world of wrestling. And this week that includes Greatest Royal Rumble live from Saudi Arabia.

Everyone on the panel has seen at least a little of the event, but was the show and the payday worth preventing the entire women’s roster from performing at the show?

Greatest Royal Rumble was also the precursor to this Sunday’s BackLash event. With Roman Reigns losing once again, how much have they damaged his presentation and the perception of the Universal Title?

And with Shinsuke Nakamura set for what could be his final match for the WWE title against AJ Styles, does he need to win that strap to cement his positioning as the top heel on Smackdown?

All this plus a look at which feuds could go on forever, why WWE needs women’s tag team titles and who the uncrowned king of 205 Live is.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 88: A Royal Rumble Without any Queens

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Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk
Guests: 
Daryl Takahashi

With Daryl Takahashi looking on with love, Danielle and Lindsey take control of the show!

The two will break down the problems that have arisen with the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia; it’s WWE’s second major live event to air this month on the Network… but it will not feature a single women’s match. How much is that undercutting WWE’s supposed “women’s evolution?” And is the company doing everything they could be to make sure women are being properly used on their programming to make up for this absence?

The Saudi Arabian show will be host to other matches, including Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship. But what is it about this match that’s not clicking, compared to the build for their WrestleMania match?

Plus, why Shinsuke Nakamura’s new music is so amazing, who we wish was getting a shot at the Cruiserweight Championship and why it may be time to give Impact Wrestling another shot after so long.

Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 87: Shook Superstars

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Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

Mike and Lindsey have survived their trip to New Orleans and WrestleMania and are here to regale Danielle Radford with stories of Ice Cream Christmas!

They’ll talk all about why they learned about the wonderful parts of wrestling… And some of the worst parts of the fandom.

But we can’t dwell on the past for too long, because there’s a ton of new things to deal with as well, especially the Superstar shake-up! RAW and Smackdown is full of new stars. But which are set up for success and which are we most concerned about?

All of that plus, a requiem for the relationship between John Cena and Nikki Bella, the life and career of Burno Sammartino and a look at what WWE programming is like a mini-ice cream Christmas every week.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford , Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 9: w/ comic writer Box Brown and filmmaker Chris Bournea

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Guests: 
Julian Burrell
Guests: 
Box Brown
Guests: 
Chris Bournea

Welcome to our big finale of the Max Fun Drive!

In that spirit, here’s producer Julian Burrell interviewing two people from the world of wrestling.

First, in honor of the HBO’s "Andre the Giant" documentary, comic writer and artist Box Brown joins the show to discuss his time writing his own biography of the 8th Wonder of the World entitled "Andre the Giant: Life and Legend". Brown discusses what made Andre so special and why it was important to show Andre in the book with all of his flaws intact.

Next, Chris Bournea joins the program to discuss his new film "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring." In it, he covers the lesser discussed black women of the 50’s and 60’s. He’ll talk about some of the biggest women wrestlers of this time and how he sought them out to uncover one of wrestling’s best-kept secrets.

Hosted and produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 86: The NXT: TakeOver New Orleans and WrestleMania 34 Special

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Julian Burrell

We’ve survived the biggest weekend of wrestling of the year!

Hal and Danielle are joined by Producer Julian Burrell to break down the biggest Ice Cream Christmas of all time.

The team will have a deep dive into a few of the biggest events from Lucha vs. Impact and Supercard of Honor in addition to what they consider the show of the weekend NXT TakeOver: New Orleans.

Saturday’s NXT event featured amazing matches from beginning to end, including what may go down to be one of the greatest wrestling matches in WWE history. We’ll try not to get too excited.

And the biggest show of the weekend was none other than WrestleMania. And while the team agrees that it was on the positive side of shows, there are a few issues that they had with it. That includes that the wrong match closed out the show and why Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar did nothing for either competitor or the live audience.

Plus, a look at the stars who got called up from NXT to the main roster, where NXT could be heading in the future and where this Mania ranks in the all-time history of the event.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford ,Julian Burrell

Produced by Jesus Ambrosio for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 8: Kia Stevens on being a wrestler and playing one on TV

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Kia Stevens

Welcome to our special EXTRA episode as part of the Max Fun Drive!

Hal, Danielle and Mike are joined by Kia Stevens. Stevens has wrestled around the world as Awesome Kong and Amazing Kong. She also wrestled for WWE under the name Karma where she was one of three women who entered the original Royal Rumble. Between all of the promotions she’s appeared at, she’s won a total of 13 championships.

But these days, she might be more well known for playing Tamme’ “The Welfare Queen” Dawson for the Netflix series “GLOW”

She tells the team all about the highlights of her career, what it’s like to teach a group of actors how to wrestle, and why her career in acting all got started when she was passed over for the lead role a grade-school play.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford , Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 85: WrestleMania's proper English school-yard brawl

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

Happy Max Fun Drive!

We’re on the cusp of WrestleMania/ Ice Cream Christmas and boy is it ever an amazing time to be a wrestling fan!

This weekend will be a cornucopia of events in New Orleans. Whether you’re invested in Supercard of Honor and the culmination of Kenny Omega vs. Cody Rhodes for the soul of Bullet Club, Impact Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground’s crossover show, or NXT TakeOver: New Orleans which will feature Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa’s grudge match, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone.

But of course, the biggest event of the weekend will be WrestleMania 34. Over six hours of wrestling LIVE in the Super Dome! Between Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and more, the team is HYPED.

But there are still some concerns: Why is the Cruiserweight Title Match on the pre-show when it has the potential to be one of the best matches of Mania? Could WWE use Carmella’s money in the bank cash-in to disrupt Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair? And how will anyone survive a week with SO MUCH wrestling?!

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 84: Gronk-a-donk-a-doo, a Merry Ice Cream Christmas to you

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

FINALLY… Mike Eagle as come BACK to Tights and Fights!

Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford will catch up Mike up with everything he hasn’t gotten to express an opinion on from the two months he’s been gone, in addition to what’s happened this week.

That includes Daniel Bryan’s return to wrestling, Asuka moving to Smackdown to face Charlotte for the women’s title, Bayley and Sasha Banks’s rivalry reaching a fever pitch, The Ultimate Deletion, John Cena challenging the Undertaker and much more.

Plus, how we’re hoping WWE handles Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles, the minor problem with Brock Lesnar constantly beating up Roman Reigns and what special holiday we learned WrestleMania falls on (besides Rusev Day).

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 83: Welcome back, Daniel Bryan!

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

The leader of the “Yes Movement” is back!

Daniel Bryan became one of the most beloved stars of WWE throughout 2013 on the road to WrestleMania XXX. But, two years ago Daniel Bryan was forced to retire at the peak of his career and ability.

Now’s he’s officially been cleared to compete by a number of neurologist. And as exciting as it is to see him back doing what he does best… it’s understandable to be nervous. The Nation of Conversation breaks down how they’re feeling now that Daniel is officially back and how WWE can balance showing off one of their best wrestlers with keeping him safe.

And the Nation is heavily divided on the Ultimate Deletion between Woken Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt. Was it the pinnacle of the Hardy Compound series, a fun lark that didn’t live up to its predecessors or a terrible use of the final segment of RAW?

Plus, Brock Lesnar finally showed up to confront and beatdown Roman Reigns before their Universal Title match at WrestleMania. The team is unanimously onboard with the match… but there’s a definite disconnect between the story and the audience.

All this, plus some thoughts on Mark Henry entering the Hall of Fame, who Braun Strowman’s WrestleMania partner could be and the value in supporting the people you love.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 82: Keep Moolah out of WrestleMania Forever

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Katie Willert

Katie Willert is the newest member of the nation of conversation!

She joins Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford to discuss the latest on the road to Wrestlemania. Everything from John Cena challenging the Undertaker, Roman Reigns being “temporarily suspended” and Asuka calling out Charlotte Flair for a match for the women’s title.

Plus, why does Danielle take MAJOR issue with the storyline between Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax? And who do we think Sami and Kevin should face in their feud with Shane?

Main Event:

NOTE: THIS WAS RECORDED BEFORE WWE DECIDED TO RENAME THE FABULOUS MOOLAH MEMORIAL BATTLE ROYAL.

WWE decided to have a catch-all women’s rumble at WrestleMania. It sounds like it could be fun, but they also decided to have The Fabulous Moolah as the namesake for the event. We’ll fill you in on why the “Fabulous” Moolah is such an awful figure from wrestling’s past who’s not worth immortalizing.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Katie Willert.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 81: Fast Lane and the broken music of Matt Hardy

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Jay Washington

Jay Washington is officially back in the Nation of Conversation!

RAW has us asking all sorts of questions including who’s going to face women’s champion Alexa Bliss at WrestleMania. At first glance, it looks like Asuka. But Jay thinks the seeds are being planted for the Empress of Tomorrow to face Charlotte, leaving Nia Jax to take on Alexa.

And after Roman Reigns fired the first salvo in against Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman was quick to shoot back… but is this feud clicking on all levels like it should be? And if we do, in fact get Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles, which of those matches closes out Mania?

Plus, what we think of John Cena being involved in the Fast Lane main event, why the Mixed Match Challenge is still so much fun, and why Hal may finally be close to giving up on Smackdown.

Ring Tones:

He’s been Xtreme, he’s been V.1, he’s been broken and awoken… We’re taking a special musical journey through the career of Matt Hardy. Is his music getting us in the right mood for the latest phase of his career? We’ll take deep dive.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford ,and Jay Washington

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 80: The Elimination Chamber of Secrets

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Julian Burrell
Guests: 
Des Delgadillo

When the chips are down, Tights and Fights has decided to tag in producer Julian Burrell to fill in the host seat!
He sits with Hal Lublin and the returning Des Delgadillo to discuss Elimination Chamber and the solidifying card for WrestleMania.

We now know that Roman Reigns will face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title and the Alexa Bliss will be the women’s champion going into the biggest WWE show of the year. But how excited are we for these match-ups? And what will RAW look like once they’ve played out in April?

Plus, Des was actually at Smackdown in the Staples Center this past Tuesday. Even though Smackdown has been an inferior product overall than RAW this year, was it any better live?

But, of course, we all know that one of WWE’s best products these is none other than 205 Live. Des and Julian will discuss what’s made the show so much fun to watch after it was reinvigorated last month.
Main Event

Commentary is one of the most important elements to a televised wrestling show; The wrestlers provide the music and the commentators provide the lyrics. But what makes for a great commentator? And which commentators are doing their best work these days? We’ll do a deep dive to find out.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Julian Burrell and Des Delgadillo.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 79: How can we enjoy Ronda Rousey wrestling?

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

Woooooo! We're back! And just in time for Elimination Chamber and one of the best RAW's this year!
Seth Rollins put on an absolute CLINIC on Monday night. Even though he came up short in the match, he still endeared himself to the audience. But how confident are we that WWE is going to properly follow up on this?

And with Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin in the mix for Smackdown's WWE Title, are we at all enthused... or does this just fill like padding until we get to the proper matches at Wrestlemania?

Plus, we'll talk about Buddy Murphy's debut on 205 Live, how much fun the Mixed Match Challenge is, and why we're still waiting to get excited for Sasha Banks vs. Bayley.

Main Event:

With Ronda Rousey set to sign her WWE contract this Sunday, how much are we expecting from her? Should she be used in a similar way to how other UFC fighters have been showcased in WWE? And could her success mean more success for the rest of the women's division?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford , and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 7: The Greatest Hits feat. Box Brown and Hannibal Buress

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Guests: 
Julian Burrell
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Box Brown
Guests: 
Hannibal Buress

Welcome to the very first “Greatest hits collection of Tights and Fights!

Producer Julian Burrell has collected three of the best segments from the show’s archives for your enjoyment.

Misandry Corner

Danielle Radford leads the team to discuss some of the sexist history of wrestling’s past. In this inaugural edition of the segment, the spotlight is on WWE’s most sordid Diva’s moments: a water balloon wet T-Shirt contest. How terrible was this? And which men would we like to see recast in it?

My Special Wrestler

Comic Creator Box Brown joins the program to discuss one of the greatest heels of all time: Ravishing Rick Rude.

Ring Tones

Comedian Hannibal Buress joins the program to discuss the music of Triple H. This will include every phase of his career from his time as Hunter Hearst Healmsley to his joining DX to becoming the cerebral assassin to his modern day role as the WWE’s chief executive of talent relations.

Hosted by Julian Burrell, Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 78: Preserve Fwendship for WrestleMania and Beyond

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Welcome everyone to our official post-Royal Rumble decompression. Most of WWE is in a bit of a holding pattern as the final WrestleMania picture takes shape.

But there are still tons of things happening throughout both shows. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens are seemingly headed for a break-up which we are very much NOT in favor. We’ll explain how we’d like to see their partnership developed alongside the WWE Title scene with AJ Styles.

Plus, Jason Jordan is dealing with a neck injury that’s going to have him out of the ring for a number of months. But where does this leave his character and Seth Rollins before he’s able to head back to the ring?

And we’ll take a closer look at where everyone else is heading into the final weeks before the biggest show in wrestling, including Asuka, Nia Jax and everyone on the Smackdown Top 10 (Whatever that ends up being like!).

Main Event: Gimmick Corner

For the past 15 years or so, WWE television has had one man at the forefront: John Cena. He’s been the franchise player for WWE up until a few years ago. So it’s hard to believe that he started out as a generic babyface with ruthless aggression and eventually became the doctor of thuganomics with some impressive (?) rap skills. We’ll take a look at what makes him tick and whether or not he’s lost a step as he ascended the card.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 77: The TakeOver: Philadelphia and Royal Rumble special

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NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia

NXT’s hot streak of quality events continues!

Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas and Johnny Gargano tore the house down in the NXT Title match. They both seem destined for big stories in the coming months before the next TakeOver but, for now, we can just bask in the afterglow of how special this match was.

Plus Ember Moon retained her woman’s title against Shayna Baszler in a hard-hitting match. But will Moon lose that title to Baszler in the coming months to head to the main roster or should she stick around NXT a bit longer?

Not to be outdone, Undisputed Era’s Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly retained their tag titles over The Authors of Pain while their leader Adam Cole came up short against Aleister Black. Where does this trio go next to keep their footing in NXT?

All that… and we’ll even discuss the return of the XFL, the latest rifts in Bullet Club and why Kenny Omega’s reunion with Kota Ibushi brought tears to our eyes.

Royal Rumble

Oh, what a Royal Rumble it was!

It’s great to finally have a Big 4 weekend that everyone’s given rave reviews too. We had not one, but TWO great Royal Rumble matches, including the first-ever women’s event. Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka have been near-unanimously praised as the right winners of the contests and there were tons of legends who returned to keep the crowd engaged.

But significantly, UFC star Ronda Rousey made her debut after Asuka’s big win. With reports coming out that she’s a full-time wrestler now, how optimistic are we that we’ll enjoy what she brings to the table?

And now that we’re pretty sure Nakamura will face AJ Styles for the WWE championship, where does that leave best friends Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens? And how does Roman Reigns get his long-expected match with Brock?

Welcome to the Road to WrestleMania!

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Tights and Fights Ep. 76: The De-reviving the Revival at RAW 25

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It was an incredibly eventful week for WWE, but not entirely for the reasons that the company wanted it to be.

Enzo Amore has been fired following the revelations that he has been accused and is under investigation for rape and kept the situation from his employers. In this era of #MeToo, this sort of thing can’t stand in wrestling. But how scared are we that this could be just the start of WWE stars, past and present, being called out for similar heinous actions?

And in much lighter news, WWE celebrated the 25th anniversary of RAW! Unfortunately, people watching it from the Manhattan Center, it wasn’t nearly as entertaining. But between all of the legends and Miz winning back the Intercontinental Title, which of the hosts had fun, and who hated it?

Plus, Sami Zayn picked up a major win against AJ Styles in the main event of Smackdown. Is this the signature win he needed as a heel or is this undone by taking a big loss on Sunday?

All that, and we continue to be excited about the Royal Rumble and feel like the Mixed Match Challenge is still providing a ton of things to love.

Main Event

Every time there’s a major anniversary or occasion in WWE, it’s a safe bet that we’re going to be treated to a wealth of nostalgia. And while a little bit of that is fun, when does it cross the line? And how big of a problem is it when a young team like the Revival is destroyed by a group of older wrestlers for the purposes of a nostalgia pop?

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Tights and Fights Ep. 75: You are tearing me apart, Strowman! Ft. Mega Ran

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Noted wrestling fan, video-game aficionado and rapper Mega Ran officially joins the Nation of Conversation.

And we’re going to continue to talk all about his experience with Wrestle Kingdom 12 since he saw it LIVE in the Tokyo Dome!

Plus, we’ll take a look at how much fun it was to see Braun Strowman tear up the ($12 million) production trucks, why AJ Styles is delivering some of the worst promos of his career and why the Revival is set to take a hit from every single legend next week on RAW.

And we’ll keep looking ahead to the Royal Rumble, including who would be a great winner for the first ever Woman’s edition of the event.

Main Event

Seth Rollins’s signature finishing move has at last returned! After a brief stint with the Pedigree and (ugh) King’s Landing, the Curb Stomp is back with a vengeance. What makes it such an effective finisher? And who could stand to get a new finisher in the next few weeks?

Hosted by Hal LublinMike Eagle and Mega Ran.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 74: Oh hi, Marks. It's Wrestle Kingdom 12!

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We’ve already got a ton of things to deal with that have overturned what we expected from the Road to Wrestlemania!

Balor Club is officially a thing and is beginning to get going as force on RAW. As they beat up Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan, and throw up the too sweets, Finn and company look like they’re having tons of fun again.

Plus, Jason finally gets to develop more as a character as Seth and Roman try to teach him how to be at the cool kids table. Could we finally be at a point where WWE remembers how to get multiple stories going at one time on RAW?

And Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens look excited for their chance to be co-WWE Champions! While we all love AJ Styles, wouldn’t it be great to see the pair of friends get this just to see how much fun they would have together?

All this and a look at Samoa Joe’s injury, the current state of the Riott Squad and Absolution and whether Titus Brand is actually set to get some wins in the next few weeks.

Main Event

It’s New Japan’s annual equivalent to WrestleMania: Wrestle Kingdom! The full team joins up to discuss what they enjoyed from the major wrestling show, how it compares as an experience to WrestleMania and geek out about Daryl Takahashi in a mask. They’ll also break down that Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho match that took the world by storm.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 73: Brock-oli Lesnar and the Women's Royal Rumble

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Welcome to the first episode of the year 2018!

And unlike the rest of society, there’s a whole host of things we get to look forward to in the New Year*. We’re well on the road to WrestleMania, as evidenced by all the news about the Royal Rumble that’s been coming out in recent weeks.

But we also don’t know what’s going on with a lot of RAW’s most prominent characters. What will Jason Jordan’s current story with Seth Rollins evolve into? Will Samoa Joe continue to pursue the Intercontinental title after losing to Roman Reigns? And will Brock Lesnar vs. Kane amount to anything exciting?

Plus, on Smackdown, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have finally seen some renewed success in their new alliance. They’ve beaten WWE Champion AJ Styles in back to back weeks. But is it okay for AJ to be taking losses like that?

*Yes, including Wrestle Kingdom. But we’ll get to that next week!

Main Event

Women in the Royal Rumble were always treated as a novelty. Only gals like Kharma, Beth Phoenix and Chyna were ever afforded the honor of joining in the male-dominated event. But now that we’ll have a full Women’s Royal Rumble, what can we expect? And how confident are we that they won’t ruin this?

Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 6: The Singalong special

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Because YOU helped make it happen:

Here's a special music-filled episode of Tights and Fights!

Tons of hits are explored from the Honkey Tonk Man theme, the RAW intro song, Bray Wyatt's theme and tons more.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 72: Royalty Rumbling in Equality

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It’s our final full episode of the year, so let’s close it out in style!

Looking ahead to next year, WWE has confirmed that the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble is set for the January PPV. How hopeful are we that WWE has learned its lesson from the last few women’s “firsts” that they decided to institute?

And at this week's Clash of Champions event, AJ Styles retained his title over Jinder Mahal. Is this a sign that he’s going to be the top champion going into WrestleMania?

Plus, how devastating Dean Ambrose’s injury is for WWE storylines, The third RAW debut of the Revival, Dolph Ziggler’s US Title win, and a lot more.

Main Event

It’s our annual best of wrestling list! What was the most exciting part of 2017? Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada? Braun Strowman? The Mae Young Classic? We’ll break down all of this and so much more.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 71: When Kevin Owens beat up Jay Washington

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Jay Washington joins the team for the week to make the Tights and Fights triple threat a fatal fourway!

WWE’s rolling out a new Facebook exclusive show: The Mixed Match Challenge. It’ll run Tuesday nights with matches between mixed male and female tag teams. How likely are we to watch? We’ll tell you about it.

And how great does Samoa Joe look? He’s probably the first guy who’s become a threat to the Shield entirely on his own. But what’s his path going forward? Could it possibly include beating Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Title?

And did Kevin Owens REALLY beat up Jay once?

All that plus what we think of Cedric Alexander, Chris Jericho attacking Kenny Omega, why Mike love Sonya Deville and why Kane vs. Braun Strowman is already losing some of its shine.

Main Event

It’s our annual worst of wrestling list! What was the most disappointing part of 2017? Bray Wyatt’s title reign and booking? Roman Reigns and Undertaker’s match at WrestleMania? The Women’s Money in the Bank storyline? We’ll revisit the painful memory for you.

Tights and Fights Ep. 70: Bray Wyatt should not be playing Xbox

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We’re officially just a few weeks away from Clash of Champions, the final Pay-per-view of the year! But why does Smackdown feel so directionless outside of a few feuds going into the event?

Maybe it has something to do with how much Shane McMahon has been inserting his influence into the Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn angle? Or maybe it’s because the tag team division hasn’t gotten another two teams hot yet for a big match?

But at least RAW has looked really good this week! Jason Jordan seems to finally be developing a character and Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns are on a collision course for the Intercontinental Title.

We’ll talk about all this plus The Bar retaining the RAW tag titles from the Shield, the differences between the Riott Squad and Absolution and more.

Gimmick Corner

When a wrestler named Husky Harris was sent back to NXT, he came up with a character named Bray Wyatt. He was a mysterious cult-like figure that seemed larger than life. But over the past few years, things haven’t gone as well as they could have with him. He’s taken losses, been in the worst WWE Title match in recent memory and lost much of his mystique. But could a pairing with Awoken Matt Hardy finally help right his ship? We’ll find out.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 69: BREAKING: Matt Hardy is at last breaking!

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We’re entering the final month of 2017, but there’s a lot being put in place before we’re full steam ahead on the road to WrestleMania!

Roman Reigns had his first title defense against Elias. It was a great match, but now that Samoa Joe is in the mix, where does the IC title competition go from here?

And AJ Styles is continuing his feud with Jinder Mahal. Most people want AJ to be the champ, but where does Jinder fit in now that he’s on the outs with his henchmen the Singh Brothers?

All that, plus a look at the Riott Squad and Absolution, another spotlight on the Velveteen Dream and a requiem for the Hype Bros. after they got bludgeoned by the Brothers of the Bludgeoning.

Main Event

Matt Hardy’s broken universe may finally be making a comeback! But has the window of excitement closed for the concept? What does a WWE version of the broken gimmick look like? And is there anything else in WWE that they could draw their inspiration from in the recreation of the hottest concept of 2016?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford ,Mike Eagle and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 68: The 2017 NXT TakeOver and Survivor Series Special

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NXT TakeOver: War Games

Rarely is there ever a TakeOver that doesn’t deliver the goods and everyone definitely kept up the tradition this time.

The War Games match itself was a hard-hitting, and slightly hard to follow, affair. The Undisputed Era looked great, Roddy Strong was an adorable little member of the Authors of Pain and SaNitY looked as crazy as ever.

But that crazy match over-shadowed that Andrade “Cien” Almas is the NEW NXT Champion! He completed one of the strongest career turn-arounds in recent memory. How excited are we? We’ll talk about it.

And every year, there always seems to be one person from NXT that steps up their game and raises their stock to a new high. This year, that was Velveteen Dream. He lost to Aleister Black, but he won the hearts of millions, including all of us.

All of that, plus a look at the brand new NXT women’s champion, Ember Moon!

Survivor Series

It may be the least loved of WWE’s Big 4 PPV’s but Survivor Series week had a TON of great matches!

But let’s be real, the worst one was the main event on Sunday. Between Triple H “turning” on his team, Shane chasing away Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens and Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode being the first two people eliminated, this wasn’t the best showcase for the current stars of the WWE.

But there was still plenty to enjoy, including the best Brock Lesnar match yet against AJ Styles.

And this has also been a big week for the Shield! The trio beat the New Day and Roman Reigns won the Intercontinental Championship from the Miz, becoming the second Shield member to be a Grand Slam Champion. But why is that this reunion feels a bit… lesser than we expected it to?

Luckily, the women’s roster is staying new and exciting! After two great matches on Sunday, we’ve had SIX new stars added to the main roster: ON RAW, Paige, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville made their presence felt and on Smackdown, Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan made their debuts. How do we make sure every one of them is showcased properly and not lost in the shuffle?

All that and plenty more in this look at what we loved most and why from an exhaustive 12+ hours of wrestling this past week.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 67: The art of part-time wrestler

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It’s the final stop before the last Big 4 WWE show of the year!

Survivor Series continues to have tons of wrenches thrown into it at the 11th hour. Turns out Alexa Bliss will be facing Charlotte on Sunday after she beat Natalia for the Smackdown Women’s title. Between this, Roman Reigns returning, and Jason Jordan being replaced on the RAW team, there’s a lot going on. But is all of this serving to make for a better show, or is it just showing how haphazardly WWE is putting this together?

Speaking of Roman he and the Shield finally had their first match as a unit in years. They’re all set to face the New Day in few days. Should they have wait for a bit longer for that Shield reunion? How about that RAW invasion? What are the stakes as we approach Sunday?

And how excited is Danielle to have a fourth season of Lucha Underground confirmed?!

Main Event

Triple H is officially the fifth member of Monday Night RAW’s Survivor Series team! Between him, Kurt Angle, Shane McMahon and John Cena, that’s FOUR part-time wrestlers split across each team. Is this the best way to utilize a partite performer in WWE? What is? Should a part-timer ever be champion? We’ll talk about it.

Tights and Fights Ep. 66: The newly phenomenal Survivor Series

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So much for that Jinder Mahal/Brock Lesnar match that got built up for two weeks!

WWE went ahead and decided to pull the trigger on AJ Styles winning the WWE Championship for the second time in his WWE career. But where does the Phenomenal One go from here? And does the Modern Day Maharaja get that title back before the India tour in December?

And how about Chris Jericho! He’s set to face Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January! What could this mean for his future in WWE? And will the New Day face the Shield? Is The Bar going to lose to the Usos?

Misandry Corner

Chyna was one of the most dominant figures of the attitude era. She regularly was portrayed as tougher than any of the guys and even managed to become the Intercontinental Champion! So is her excommunication from WWE lore warranted? We’ll take a look at some of her greatest moments.

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Tights and Fights Ep 65: Braun Strowman's magic healing garbage

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Two WWE legends are set to be in the ring once again!

Shane McMahon and Kurt Angle will be the captains for each of their respective brands. So what can we hope for this match now that the nostalgia pop has worn off for both of them? We’ll take a look.

Plus, Nia Jax, Stephanie McMahon and Samoa Joe are finally back on TV! What’s the best way to make sure they succeed? How did Braun Strowman Survive death by trash compactor? Wouldn’t we all love a friendship like Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens?

Main Event

Darren Young, Summer Rae and Emma have all been fired from WWE. This sort of thing comes frequently in the modern WWE. But is this a sign of a really stacked roster, or that WWE isn’t putting people in the best position to succeed? And out of the three of them which one has the best shot to continue their work as a wrestler?

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Tights and Fights Ep. 64: From Tables, Ladders & Chairs to Measles, Mumps & Meningitis

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WHAT A CRAZY SEVEN DAYS IT’S BEEN!

We were all set to have TLC show built around the first official match of the Shield 2.0 and a Demon vs. Sister Abigail encounter. But a sudden viral meningitis outbreak meant that the WWE had to reach deep into the deck to keep fans happy.

Kurt Angle made his official return to replace Roman Reigns in their main event match and Finn Balor finally got to wrestle AJ Styles for the first time ever! We’ll break down what we thought about WWE’s last-minute scramble.

Plus, how about Alicia Fox the last few shows? She’s stepped up in a big way to prove how much charisma she’s got and crazied her way to the Captain of the RAW Survivor Series team! And what about Kane’s first singles match on RAW? Or Sami Zayn’s adorably obnoxious skank routine? It’s all here and so much more!

Main Event

Now that Smackdown has officially put RAW #UnderSiege, it’s time to take a look at the classic invasion angle. Which ones throughout the course of history worked best? Are they completely ruined if the follow-up doesn’t work? And will this do anything to generate some interest in Survivor Series?

Tights and Fights Ep. 63: For the love of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens

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What a month for friendship!

The Shield has made their full return to form this week, complete with tactical vests, NATO music and through-the-crowd entrance. But now they’ll have to face a 5th person this Sunday: The returning Devil’s favorite demon, Kane! Its the excitement of a Shield reunion enough to justify these constant additional antics? We’ll talk it out!

And Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens have the sort of friendship that we could all hope to achieve. Their added characters might even be enough to elevate Smackdown beyond the mirth that it’s been stuck in for the last few months!

Plus, a look at AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal, Mahal vs. Brock Lesnar and why there are so few matches involving Tables, Ladders or Chairs before this Sunday’s TLC show.

Main Event

It’s looking more and more like Neville is completely done with the WWE. He was arguably 205 Live’s biggest star attraction, so what does this say about WWE’s purple brand? With such a thriving indie scene, how many more cruiserweight are going to follow suit and leave a brand that has an obvious ceiling?

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Tights and Fights Ep. 62: Tango India Golf Hotel Tango Sierra

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Nothing is incorruptible in this world. Not even Sami Zayn!

Sami officially decided that friendship is more important than his principle when he saved Kevin Owens from Shane McMahon at Hell in a Cell. Where could this lead his character? We’ll talk about it.

Plus, what a great match The Usos and New Day had! What fresh feuds await them now that this rivalry is over? And why Emma the first sacrificial lamb to Asuka? Will Kalisto amount to anything as the cruiserweight champion? What on Earth is Sister Abigail?

Main Event

After three years as separate superstars, the Shield is back together again! But what will this new iteration of the most famous faction in recent memory look like? Where do they go now that they’re back on the side of justice with individual aspirations? We’ll help you figure it out!

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Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 5: The Mae Young Classic Special

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WWE's made tournaments a regular part of their network. There's been one based on the Cruiserweights, the United Kingdom, tag teams and more. 

But the Mae Young Classic isn't just a way to continue that idea; it's WWE's most prolific showcase of women's wrestling yet.

Our two-lady team is ready to sit down together and digest everything they enjoyed from the tournament, what could have been done better and why this should be the first WWE tournament to come back for a repeat performance.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 61: The Undertaker's butt obsession

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Sierra, Hotel, etc. etc.

This week, the team discusses the upcoming Shield reunion. Sure, it’s an inherently exciting thing, but would it have been better if it was a little less telegraphed and little more of a surprise?

And the crowd seems to be coming around to Roman Reigns lately. We’ll take a look at what that can possibly be attributed to, as he prepares to reunite with the hounds of justice.

Plus, a look at WWE’s plans with Mickie James, the upcoming resurrection of Sister Abigail, and a recommendation for anyone looking for a great match as Lucha Underground winds down its latest (and final?) season

Ring Tones

He’s been called the Deadman, the American Badass and the Last Outlaw, but he’ll always be known as the Undertaker! We’ll take a look at every phase of his music from the original MIDI version of Death March to his country rocker phase, back to the fully instrumental version of his classic theme.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford ,Mike Eagle and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 60: No Mercy and the benevolent king of the cruiserweights

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Danielle, Hal and Lindsey
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

Two-thirds of WWE’s No Mercy was really great and one-third of it… was just fine!

But there’s plenty of stuff to break down all over the show including! Braun Strowman lost to Brock Lesnar. How badly did losing so decisively hurt the character of Strowman?

Plus, the status of Roman Reigns as “The Guy,” after beating John Cena; Shaemus and the Thwith Thuperman Thetharo losing their match (and teeth); Nia Jax being an absolute beast in her 5-way match; and a bunch more.

Main Event

Enzo defeated Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship on Sunday. Afterwards, they were part of one of the most rare and difficult to achieve tactics for booking: The double-turn, when a babyface and heel each switch roles by the end of the match. How has this been used successfully in the past? And will it be followed up well in this instance?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 59: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan: Jack of all trades, master of most

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Danielle, Des and Hal
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Des Delgadillo
Guests: 
Hal Lublin

This week, the team bids a fond farewell to the late great Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. He’ll always be remembered for his hilarious commentary, being a great bad guy… and that one time he wore a weasel suit.

Plus Bayley and Charlotte made their big returns to TV this week, both for very different reasons; But which one is best set up for success in the next few weeks?

And did Roman Reigns finally get a verbal win over John Cena before their big match at No Mercy? We’ll take a look and determine the final results

Main Event

WWE had a great chance to make a new star when they gave Jinder Mahal the WWE title earlier in the Summer. But from the beginning, his time at the top has been tinged with racism. It was bad enough when it was just Randy Orton saying this sort of stuff, but now Jinder is using outright offensive language against Shinsuke Nakamura. How bad is this beyond heel heat? We’ll explain.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Des Delgadillo.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 58: Kevin Owens did it the hard way

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Des, Mike and Danielle
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Des Delgadillo

With Hal out for the week, Danielle is stepping into the hosting chair with Des Delgadillo back for another week of graps!

Boy did Kevin Owens have a big week. He made Vince McMahon bleed (hard-way?) after one helluva headbutt and is set to take on Shane McMahon at Hell in a Cell. We’ll discuss how great it is to have the vicious side of KO back for us to enjoy.

Plus, is anyone having a better year than Braun Strowman? He’s set to take on Brock Lesnar after surviving and thriving at his first trip to Suplex City! How good is this build? We’ll figure it out!

And what’s up with Goldust and Kalisto getting on TV this week? What’s with the New Day’s 4th title win? And how scared are we that WWE will screw up Asuka? It’s all here and more!

Main Event

WWE occasionally pulls out a tool called the “worked shoot,” where they make a promo seem like it’s off-script… when it’s actually totally scripted. That’s been popping up in a few places: Enzo vs. Miz, Owens vs. Shane and ESPECIALLY Roman Reigns vs. John Cena. But is this fun “insider-friendly” style good or is it going too far?

Hosted by Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Des Delgadillo.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 57: Roman Reigns and John Cena join Full Shell University

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Danielle Radford
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Des Delgadillo
Guests: 
Jay Washington

This week, Danielle steps into the hosting seat with Mike and Hal absent.

In their place are the newest members of the Nation of Conversation: Des Delgadillo, the famous blind wrestling fan, and Jay Washington, a former wrestler and a current internet personality.

The new team will discuss Roman Reigns and John Cena’s face-off, Alexa Bliss winning the title back from Sasha Banks and Finn Balor’s feud with Bray Wyatt continuing, post demon.

Main Event

Earlier this week at TripleMania, Sexy Star went into business for herself as she finished her match with Rosemary: Sexy applied a legitimate arm bar to Rosemary and refused to release it even after the match ended. We’ll discuss how this violates the trusts that wrestlers place in one another and what it means for Sexy Star’s career.

Plus: there’s been a ton of injuries in the WWE this year. Now that Xavier Woods and Samoa Joe have joined that club, we’ll take a look at why this might be happening and how bad it could be for some of these wrestler’s careers.

Hosted by Danielle Radford, Des Delgadillo and Jay Washington.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 56: The NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III and SummerSlam special

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

It's been a full weekend of wrestling and, thankfully there were tons of great matches.

Most of them were on TakeOver Brooklyn III. Drew McIntyre beat Bobby Roode (to allow Roode to make his debut on Smackdown later); Asuka beat Ember Moon for her biggest victory yet; Andrade “Cien” Almas beat Johnny Gargano, and Aleister Black beat Hideo Itami. Best TakeOver yet? It’s definitely up there!

And then SummerSlam… was okay. There was a great Universal Title match between Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman along with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins’s reunion win. We’ll talk about what else worked… and what didn’t.

Plus: Big Cass and Asuka are injured! John Cena will probably face Roman Reigns! Shelton Benjamin made his big return!

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 55: Slam your Summer at night

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

It’s time to for the biggest… longest… most exhausting… Party of the Summer!

We’re all set for a big weekend, especially after a ton of crazy stuff has gone down this week. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins are friends again! Baron Corbin failed to cash in his Money in the Bank! Akira Tozowa has brought the Cruiserweight title to the Titus Brand!

Plus we found out that a bunch of people on Lucha Underground are actually immortal! (Which is just a normal day at the temple apparently!)

Main Event

How has SummerSlam evolved over the years from a fun fringe show to WrestleMania Jr.? And what makes the event unique in the Big 4? We’ll explain.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 4: The Lucha Underground Special

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

It's time for another bonus episode of Tights and Fights!

This week, we're delving into the temple for our very first extended look at Lucha Underground.

What caught Hal and Mike's eyes as relative newcomers to the brand? Is there anything that they thought this promotion does BETTER than WWE? And do they plan to watch any more now that they've gotten a full taste?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 54: The Chinforcer and Bray's baby boys

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

We’re getting closer and closer to SummerSlam weekend and boy will there be a lot of wrestling had; six hours worth that Sunday alone, in fact!

Luckily the Universal Title match is hitting all the right notes, especially Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman who have both helped create the feud of the year so far! That includes the great chair spot from this Monday that we’re totally going to gush about.

But there are a couple of other matches on the card that we’re not so sure about. Specifically John Cena vs. Baron Corbin and Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt. But there’s always hope as long as they work on it for the next two weeks.

Plus: When will WWE let Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins’s love run free? How great is it for the New Day to recapture their edge against the Usos? And can we survive 6 (!!!!) hours of SummerSlam?

Main Event

This week, Bayley was very audibly booed by the crowd as she announced her injury. It’s not the first time that a babyface has been abandoned by the audience that they were once loved by. We’ll take a look at how this happens and what can be done to rebuild her appeal.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 53: Non-binary butts

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

The Summerslam card is filling up fast!

By beating John Cena, Shinsuke Nakamura, secured a date with Jinder Mahal for the WWE Title! And in, the most dad match of the Summer, AJ Styles will defend his US Title against Kevin Owens with Shane McMahon as the guest ref!

But has WWE managed to maximize the draw power of its stars or is there more it could be doing to get its wrestlers over?

Plus: would Brock Lesnar really leave if he loses the Universal Title? And why did so many people change their entrance music this week?

Fashion Corner

From the luscious, the thinning, to the bald… hair is an important part of a pro wrestler. We’ll take a deep dive on the hair of superstars throughout the ages.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 52: Whatever happened to the brand of tomorrow?

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle

We did it. We survived the Punjabi Prison to hopefully not see it again for at least another ten years.

While that match and most of Battleground were pretty average, this was a pretty great week for RAW and Smackdown. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Samoa Joe is officially on for Summerslam! And Chris Jericho made his big return to the blue brand!

Plus, next week Shinsuke Nakamura and John Cena on deck for next week. We’ll talk about that and what’s good headed to the biggest party of the Summer.

Main Event

We’re just about a year into the modern version of the WWE Brand split. At first, Smackdown seemed to have the most momentum between the two shows for one important reason: under-used stars were getting the spotlight.

But now RAW has actually succeeded in building a really great roster of main event talent and storylines while also keeping a lot of its mid card extremely over.

We’ll discuss the biggest strengths and weaknesses of both shows.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 51: I love my fake black son

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle

Intensity! Integrity! Intelligence! Interracial love!

Kurt Angle has been dominating the headlines for one reason: he’s Jason Jordan’s fake white dad. And that… is really weird. But we’ll talk about why it could be a great chance for Jason Jordan to get some star power.

Plus, RAW has actually had some really compelling stuff lately, especially in their Universal Title scene which features Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman.

But Smackdown? Between the Punjabi Prison match and canceling Talking Smack, we’ll talk about why the Blue Brand has seen better days.

Gimmick Corner

In his early main-roster WWE career, Neville was a high-flier with a generic good guy attitude and a cape. But he’s since joined 205 Live with one of the best role-changes in recent memory. We’ll talk all about why the King of the Cruiserweights is so great.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 50: Bring back the bear

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk
Guests: 
Emma Phipps

It’s a shame that Great Balls of Fire was actually a really fun show because that means it’ll be back next year.

Samoa Joe came incredibly close to beating Brock Lesnar and winning the Universal Title… but he still lost. Now him and Roman Reigns are jockeying for the next shot at Lesnar for Summerslam. What’s the best path going forward? We’ll discuss!

And why did AJ Styles win the US Title from Kevin Owens off TV at Madison Square Garden? Why is Dixie Carter suddenly appearing on WWE-sponsored content? What the hell is on Kurt Angle’s phone?

All this and so much more on this week’s jam-packed episode!

My Special Wrestler

Emma Phipps is a comedian and writer for Reductress. She’s a relative newcomer to the world of wrestling, but one independent performer helped her learn that wrestling is for everyone: Zack Sabre Jr.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Find out more about Lindsey new book "I Heart Forever" and when she might be coming to a town near you here

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Tights and Fights Ep. 49: Because Jesus said so

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Goodness gracious, we’re really only a few days away from Great Balls of Fire!

And we’ve really solid feuds to look forward to ahead of the damnedest named PPV of the year: Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe, Enzo vs. Big Cass.

What are our hopes? We can’t wait for you to find out!

Plus: New Japan Pro Wrestling held it’s first ever show in the United States. Chances are it will never be able to truly challenge the WWE, but what do we want from the world’s second biggest wrestling company as they expand stateside?

Main Event:

Is WWE going too far with it’s latest treatment of things like race and nationalism. Sure, the “evil foreigner” is a wrestling staple and Jinder Mahal and Rusev might not have seen the level of success they’ve currently attained without it. But sure it’s time to evolve it in some way shape or form, right?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 48: Great Big Baller Brand of fire

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

So after a really rotten week of WWE’s portrayal of women’s wrestling, we were due for a really GOOD week!

The RAW women main-evented the show, with Nia Jax looking great AND Sasha Banks winning the right to challenge Alexa Bliss for the Women’s Title.

On Smackdown, Carmella won the official redo of the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match! But was this an outcome that was worth all that other nonsense that we had to deal with last week? We’ll take a look.

Misandry Corner

It feels like we needed this right? This week we’re spotlighting the clip that lose Linda McMahon her chance at a U.S. Senate seat: Vince McMahon making Trish Stratus strip and bark like a dog.

And to wash that taste out of our mouth, we’ll recast that sexist segment with men!

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 47: The case against controversy

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Wow, what a week it’s been.

The WWE decided that the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank match should be won by James Ellsworth. Well, not really, he won it on behalf of Carmella. But was having Ellsworth climb the ladder, retrieve that briefcase and taking the spotlight from the women good heel heat or a bridge too far? We’ll talk about it.

Plus, there were a ton of other things that happened: The men’s Money in the Bank match! Cass turning on Enzo! Baron Corbin’s tummy! So let’s dive right in.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 3: GLOW with Rebekka Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Rebekka Johnson
Guests: 
Kimmy Gatewood

Rebekka Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood star as "Stacey" and "Dawn" in the upcoming Netflix series "GLOW."

The show is all about the 80's LA-based wrestling promotion Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. It tells the story of a group of women who were cast to learn how to wrestle and appeal to a demographic that the mainstream WWF had often ignored.

They tell Mike, Hal and Danielle what it was like to take their first bump, if they feel like they could work a legitimate match and whether they plan to continue wrestling in the future.

GLOW begins streaming on Netflix on June 23rd.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep 46: Get Benched

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

WWE has got us incredibly excited for Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar!

Paul Heyman has done his job to sell the match as the dream encounter that it is and we can’t wait to go along for the ride.

Plus, Smackdown’s tag and women’s divisions are both so much fun right now. Hopefully that rubs off on RAW soon?

And Danielle finally gets to talk about Lucha Underground once again (and Hal gets to try and figure out what she’s explaining)

Main Event:

Money! Money, money monaaaaaaay!

Money in the Bank is this Sunday! We’ll talk about our favorite winners of the big event, the best cash-ins and what we think about it being a brand exclusive pay per view for the first time ever.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 45: Samoa Joe, the contract killer

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle

Joe’s gonna kill you!

It took a little while, but Samoa Joe is officially in the main event spotlight, where he deserves to be! He’ll face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship… and probably lose, but for right now, this is AWESOME!

Plus, what ever happened with Bayley? How did the RAW women’s division get to be such a rudderless ship?

On the flip side, we think Smackdown’s women’s division is looking great! They’ve got a shiny new Money in the Bank briefcase to fight over AND they’ve just debuted Lana as a title contender. We’ll explain why we’re on board.

Main Event:

Out of WWE’s 13 titles across all of its respective brands, only one of them is portrayed as a hero or babyface. Does the WWE have a problem with creating compelling good guys? And just what makes for an effective crowd-favorite these days?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over the release of Tekken 7, starring characters from New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Mike put over the newest episode of Corny’s driv-thru..

Hal put over the latest episode of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard.

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Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 2: The Total Divas Special

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Because you demanded it: Here's a Tights and Fights special devoted entirely to Total Divas!

We're breaking down Season 2: Episode 2 of one of the most popular shows on the E! Network. We'll discuss things like Daniel Bryan's bus, Nikki Bella and John Cena's sexual habits and why Cameron is such a snake.

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Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 44: That Hal over there

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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle

Since this week’s storyline developments from WWE were lacking, at least there were some pretty solid matches.

Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins had a great RAW main-event match; Finn Balor and Samoa Joe are looking great going into Extreme Rules; Bray Wyatt… is at least doing stuff.

Plus: The New Day returned and set their sights on the Usos! Alexa Bliss was forced to try to make a bad segment work! The first ever Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match is coming!

And we’ll even talk a little bit about New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Battle of Super Juniors tournament (fair warning: we haven’t seen much of it).

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Brie Bella low-key mentioning that she wanted to return to the ring.

Mike put over The recent Table for Three featuring Eric Bischoff, Michael Hayes and Jim Cornette..

Hal put over Dolph Ziggler explaining how he could be the winner of Money in the Bank.

Tights and Fights Ep. 43: The TakeOver: Chicago and Backlash Special

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle

All hail the Maharaja!

Jinder Mahal is officially the WWE champion! His big win the biggest shocker from BackLash on Sunday, and it seems like fans are divided on whether it’s a good thing. We’ll explain why we’re firmly on board to enjoy this ride as long as it lasts.

But there were also some great pure wrestling matches from WWE this week. AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens may have been the best match on Sunday, but Pete Dunn vs. Tyler Bate may have been the best match of the weekend.

Plus, we’ll talk about the possibility of Finn Balor vs. Brock Lesnar, the upcoming Money in the Bank PPV and Mike’s plan to make Goldust vs. R-Truth interesting.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 42: The last clash before Backlash

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Lindsey Kelk

We’re tagging in Lindsey Kelk to talk with us about the last show before WWE’s big PPV weekend!

And while Smackdown didn’t have that much happening, how can you not love the Usos and Breezango constantly putting together brilliant promos? But we’ll explain why that’s good… and a potential problem for the tag team scene.

And Braun Strowman is officially out of wrestling until he gets his elbow fixed. How big of a bummer is this? A pretty big one, but we’ll all get to be sad together.

Plus: Adam Cole has had his final match in Ring of Honor! And he’s been fired from Bullet Club! Now that Marty Scurll is his replacement, we’ll explain what makes him Scurll so compelling and why we’re looking forward to seeing Cole in NXT soon.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Paul Heyman introducing Desiigner.

Lindsey put over The Fashion Files..

Hal put over Erick Rowan on Talking Smack.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 41: The sounds of a king with Hannibal Buress

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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Hannibal Buress

This week, the team is joined by comedian and podcaster Hannibal Buress to take a special look at the music of Triple H! From his early WWF days as Hunter Hearst Helmsley to the modern King of Kings, we promise you’ll never hear his music the same way again.

Plus, Nation of Conversation will still break down all the news of the week. That includes whether WWE is using Samoa Joe the right way, what we think about Sheamus and Cesaro as the No. 1 contenders for the tag-team championships and why the Fashion Files continue to be the greatest thing in wrestling today.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over GQ’s feature on The Rock.

Mike put over The Raven Effect podcast..

Hal put over Dolph Ziggler on Talking Smack.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 40: The Passion of Roman Reigns

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Mike, Hal and Danielle
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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Payback was on its way to being a really solid show!

There were plenty of smartly told stories in the ring, great moments throughout… and then the House of Horrors match happened. Then the quality went as backward as Bray Wyatt’s tractor. We’ll tell you exactly how we felt in this week’s main event.

And Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman had an amazing main event to the show! But what’s keeping Mike from fully embracing him as a performer? And why is everyone going after the Secondary titles on RAW and Smackdown instead of the world titles? There’s a lot to get to, the Nation can’t wait to go through it all with you!

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Corey Graves’s comments to Tom Phillips

Mike put over The YouTube Series Wrestling Shorts..

Hal put over AJ Styles on Talking Smack.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 39: Survivors of the house of horrors

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Chris Cubas

It’s a tale of two WWE shows…

You’ve got Smackdown which has set up a lot of stars, including Jinder Mahal, The Singh brothers and Breezango, for the spotlight that’s eluded them in their careers. But is that push coming too fast and too soon? We’ll take a look.

On the other hand, you’ve got RAW, which is treading water going into the first post-Wrestlemania Pay Per View “Payback.” But there were still a few things worth noting this week, including the much-hyped Dumpster Match between Kalisto and Braun Strowman.

My Special Wrestler

Chris Cubas is a stand-up comedian who had previously lapsed as a wrestling fan for a number of years. But who finally brought back the excitement for him? None other than the hardcore legend, Mick Foley.

Visit Chris online to find out about all of his ongoing projects.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Screenjunkies’s coverage of the upcoming Vince McMahon biopic

Mike put over Table for three starring Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash and AJ Styles..

Hal put over JBL on Talking Smack.

Tight and Fights Ep. 38: Hindered no more

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

The Superstar shake-up has led to some new developments that we all expected and ones that we absolutely couldn’t have seen coming.

Jinder Mahal has officially become the Number 1 contender for the WWE Title! He’s got the Bollywood Boyz as his new heaters and it looks like him and his veins are set for the big time. We’ll tell you how we feel about his major push.

Plus, Alexa Bliss and Charlotte have set their sights on their respective brand's major titles. Is it the right move to get them in the spotlight so soon? Probably! We’ll explain.

Plus, more geeking out about Braun Strowman, a look at the U.S. Title competition and a lot more.

Fashion Corner

As WWE has tried to move away from the standard objectification of its female athletes, the fashion of the women has changed. But that doesn’t mean that the sexiness factor has been completely eliminated. Does WWE need to completely eliminate that if they want things to be on a truly equal level? We’ll take a look.

The Three Count:

Hal put over Edge and Christian’s Pod of Awesomeness.

Danielle put over Referee John Cone and his great bump from the exploding ring.

Mike put over 3-Minute warning in honor of Rosey Ano’ai’s recent passing.

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The Three Count:

Hal put over Edge and Christian’s Pod of Awesomeness

Danielle put over Referee John Cone and his great bump from the exploding ring.

Mike put over 3-Minute warning in honor of Rosey Anoa'i’s recent passing.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 37: Mr. Strowman's wild ride

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Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

HOW SHOOK ARE YOU?!

Thanks to the Superstar Shake-up, let’s say very!

So many wrestlers have switched shows, including guys who elevated themselves in the last year like The Miz, Kevin Owens, Alexa Bliss, Charlotte and more.

But was this the best thing to do, especially when the brand split is less than a year old? We’ll take a look.

Plus, Braun Strowman flipped over a freakin’ ambulance! With Roman Reigns (supposedly) inside! We’ll talk about that and explain why we’re going to miss Mauro Renallo so much on Smackdown.

Hosted by Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

If you loved hearing Lindsey, go read her books! And check out her videos on YouTube where she asks today’s biggest wrestlers questions from our Facebook group!

The Three Count:

Danielle put over The Webcomic Botched Spot

Lindsey put over Kevin Owens on Talking Smack.

Mike put over Seth Rollins’s promo on RAW.

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Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 1: Tales from Wrestlemania

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Julian Burrell
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk
Guests: 
Charlotte Wilder
Guests: 
Seth Rollins
Guests: 
Alexa Bliss
Guests: 
Kalisto
Guests: 
Titus O'Neil
Guests: 
Cesaro
Guests: 
Shaemus

As a thank you for making our first Max Fun Drive such a great success, we're happy to provide you with this special BONUS episode of Tights and Fights.

Julian Burrell, producer of the show, chats with Charlotte Wilder. She recently wrote an article for SB Nation detailing her experience of watching Wrestlemania as a complete wrestling outsider. She tells Julian all about which matches caught her eye, whether she'll keep watching wrestling... and how she feels about Roman Reigns.

Next, author Lindsey Kelk was at Wrestlemania in Orlando! Before the show got started, she spoke with some wrestlers from WWE's current roster and asked them some of YOUR Facebook questions! Those interviewed include Seth Rollins, Alex Bliss, Cesaro, Shaemus and more.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Julian Burrell and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 36: The 2017 Wrestlemania 33 Special

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Wrestlemania is the longest, most exciting and most exhausting WWE event every single year. The 33rd edition of the show was no different.

In fact, between Mania, the Hall of Fame, RAW, Smackdown, TakeOver: Orlando and the pre and post-shows for those events, there were over 24 hours (!!!!!) of WWE content on TV in the past seven days.

New champions were crowned, new stars debuted, old stars retired, and a lot more.

It’s can all be overwhelming, but luckily the Nation of Conversation is here to break down all of the things that happened… or at least the stuff that we cared about.

Hosted by , Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 35: Rusev's Tank! It's Wrestlemania week!

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

Happy Max Fun Drive finale week! And HAPPY WRESTLEMANIA!

This week our show is dedicated to the show of shows. Wrestlemania 33 starts this Sunday for a 57 hour wrestling extravaganza!

We’re gonna take a look at some of the biggest matches on the card. We’ve got the RAW Women’s match between Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Bayley and Nia Jax which is now an elimination match! The RAW Tag Title match which is now ladder match! The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal… which is also happening!

Main Event:

As the WWE loves to remind us, Wrestlemania is made up of moments. What are our favorite ones? And does framing EVERYTHING as a Wrestlemania moment become a little forced after a while?

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Hosted by , Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Sami Zayn making Kevin Owens cry.

Lindsey put over Goldberg on the first ever Edge and Christian Pod of Awesome.

Hal put over Bruce Prichard’s Johnny Ace impersonation.

If you loved hearing Lindsey this month on the show, go read her books!

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Tights and Fights Ep. 34: I'd rather be at Lethal Leap Year

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

Happy Max Fun Drive! be sure to donate to show us how important Tights and Fights is to you at maximumfun.org/donate.

It’s not paranoia! It’s the USOS!

Now that they’ve become three-time tag team champions after defeating American Alpha, what’s next for the Usos? Can they rebuild the Smackdown tag team division?

Plus: what needs to happen between Roman Reigns and the Undertaker to get us invested in their big match? Why are the Miz and Maryse making their match against John Cena and Nikki Bella so compelling?

And how great is South Paw Regional wrestling?! Seriously!

Misandry Corner:

An examination and recasting of one of the most famous GIFs in wrestling: Stacy Keibler's audition as Vince McMahon's secretary.

The Three Count:

Danielle Put over Southpaw Regional Wrestling.

Lindsey put over The greatest wrestling community in the world.

Hal put over The Usos on Talking Smack.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 33: High-Definition Nonsense

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Hal Lublin’s returned from his great boat adventure as we inch closer and closer to Wrestlemania!

We’ve gotten more matches confirmed for the show of shows! Seth Rollins vs. Triple H looks like it will happen; AJ Styles put Shane McMahon’s head through a car window (a fact that WWE replays wouldn’t let us forget); and both RAW and Smackdown Tag Team Champions got the chance to perform!

We’ll break all that down and so much more.

Main Event

The rise of the smart mark has changed the business of pro wrestling, for better and for worse. How can WWE better address the storylines that fans want to see? How can fans temper the expectations so that they enjoy wrestling more? The Nation of Conversation will explore both options.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Rich Swann and Sean Hayes’s masterful impressions of Bret Hart and Steve Austin.

Mike put over The final segment of RAW featuring Seth Rollins and Triple H

Hal put over Corey Graves on Talking Smack

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle .

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Tights and Fights Ep. 32: Wake up! It's reading time!

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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle
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Lindsey Kelk

So… Fast Lane. It wasn’t the best-received show in recent memory, but it did give us plenty to discuss as we head into the last few weeks before Wrestlemania.

Goldberg is now the WWE Universal Champion. But what does this mean for Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho? Does this take the wind out of their scheduled match, even if it is for the U.S. Title?

Plus, now we know what’s scheduled for the RAW and Smackdown women’s division. We’ll break down the positives and the negatives of the what’s on the docket.

And with Wrestlemania just under a month away, there’s sure to be plenty of great memories… and some bitter disappointments. We’ll break down the latter in this week’s main event.

Hosted by Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The Three Count:

Mike put over Jack Gallagher’s headbutt.

Lindsey put over Daniel Bryan on Talking Smack

Danielle put over Ryback’s new book “Wake up It’s Feeding Time."

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Tights and Fights Ep 31: She kept the receipts

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle

This week Smackdown and RAW both took turns on the road to Wrestlemania… And the Nation of Conversation was not in favor of all of them.

The team explains their frustrations with Seth Rollins and Randy Orton and how they're divided on how much they’re looking forward to John Cena & Nikki Bella versus The Miz and Maryse.

Plus, a celebration Ring of Honor's 15th anniversary and a look at what the latest departures from Impact Wrestling could mean for the show as it continues to fight for an identity.

Ring Tones

To kick off our brand new segment, we're doing a deep dive into the music of none other than The Rock. We go into his time from Rocky Maiavia to the Nation of Domination to Hollywood Rock to today.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Paul Heyman’s feud with CW Anderson.

Mike put over Bruce Prichard’s explanation of how Vince McMahon helped him at the Houston wrestling territory.

Hal put over Dean Ambrose’s promo on Smackdown.

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Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 30: Too confortable to be dangerous

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

The road to Wrestlemania is far from stable!

Will Bray Wyatt’s opponent for the WWE Title be Luke Harper and AJ Styles? Who will hold the Universal Title after Kevin Owens and Goldberg face each other? Is Naomi out of Wrestlemania completely?

Hal and Danielle are going to break down some of the biggest points of contention as we move towards the WWE’s biggest event of the year.

Then, Mike Eagle joins the show to discuss one of the under-discussed points of professional wrestling: The fashion.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Rusev’s impression of Dusty Rhodes on the Talk is Jericho podcast.

Mike (and Julian) put over The Usos’ promo on Smackdown.

Hal put over Luke Harper’s promo on Smackdown.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 29: Friends to the end (but the end is now)

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Wow, a bunch of things happened on WWE TV this week!

There have been THREE Champions crowned since Sunday: Bray Wyatt finally captured the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber; Naomi beat Alexa Bliss for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, and Bayley defeated Charlotte for the RAW Women’s Championship.

Which one are we most excited for? We’ll explain.

And was Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens’ Festival of Friendship the best RAW segment ever? Right now it’s kind of hard to think otherwise. We’ll gush about it and speculate about what could come next.

Plus, in a new segment, Danielle breaks down the past and present of misogyny and misandry in wrestling.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Bella Brains on YouTube.

Mike put over The return of Gillberg.

Hal put over Alexa Bliss’ continued promo perfection on Talking Smack.

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Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 28: Go Samoa Joe Go

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Jarrett Williams
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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Even in a quiet week of wrestling, the WWE machine keeps on moving.

Samoa Joe made his big debut against a Samoan Joe (who you may know better as Roman Reigns). We’ll talk about what we thought of Joe’s first RAW main event.

Plus, Smackdown’s got a Pay Per View this Sunday: Elimination Chamber. This year’s participants are AJ Styles, The Miz, John Cena, Bray Wyatt and Baron Corbin and Dean Ambrose. Who’s looking strong? And who should win the WWE Title to take on Randy Orton at Wrestlemania?

My Special Wrestler:

Jarrett Williams is the comics artist behind the Super Pro KO series. He’s here to tell you about one of the most loved… and hated superstars in WWE history: Triple H.

Williams just released the third installment in the Super Pro KO series. It’s entitled Gold for Glory.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Sami Zayn’s recent article using his work to erase the stigma on Muslims AND the new WWE Champions mobile game.

Mike put over The Rock and Roll express being put in the WWE Hall of Fame.

Hal put over Tye Dillinger’s recent promo after entering into the Royal Rumble.

If you wanna talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook or @TightsFights on Twitter.

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Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 27: The 2017 Royal Rumble Special

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

For the last two years, the Royal Rumble has been a controversial affair. The previous winners have led to many accusations that the WWE doesn’t understand its audience anymore. Was this year any different? Well… kinda.

We’re breaking down everything we cared about from the Rumble… including what was probably the biggest troll job the company has ever done: Roman Reigns at Number 30.

Plus, a Big Four Pay Per View on Sunday means that we also get a new NXT TakeOver on Saturday. And while there was noticeably less stay power on this week’s show than usual, most people on the card raised their stock on the developmental brand.

We’ll break down all the biggest happenings from both shows, including the debut of Samoa Joe… and the injury of Seth Rollins.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 26: From Rumble, with love

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

The Royal Rumble is when the road to Wrestlemania really starts to heat up.

And it also happens to be Hal’s favorite pay per view.

The Nation of Conversation will reminisce about some of their favorite Rumble winners and moments throughout the years. And they’ll decide if the fact that so few of them have had success at Wrestlemania is hurting the idea of the show.

Plus, from the World title to the Universal title, the feuds for Sunday’s show are really getting good. And why was there only 1 women’s match on WWE TV this week? All this and a lot more on this week’s show.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

The Three Count:

Danielle put over New Day renewing the memes of black twitter..

Mike put over Chris Jericho’s recent podcast with Perry Saturn..

Hal put over Baron Corbin’s commentary on Smackdown..

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Tights and Fights Ep. 25: Rather proper UK wrestling

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Greetings grapple fans!

WWE has crowned its inaugural United Kingdom Champion: Tyler Bate. The Nation of Conversation will discuss what they thought of the tournament and whether or not they’re on board for the eventual UK-centric WWE Network show that’s set to launch this year.

Plus the crowd at the UK tournament was as lively as any in recent memory. But that energy doesn’t always translate well with some people watching the action in the US. When does a crowd reaction get in the way of us enjoying the product as a viewer? We’ll discuss.

Plus, why we’re so excited for Kurt Angle to return, why this year’s Royal Rumble could be one of the best in recent memory and so much more.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Cody’s recent appearance at Seattle’s Defy wrestling..

Mike put over Bruce Prichard’s rib on Ravishing Rick Rude..

Hal put over Baron Corbin’s appearance on Talking Smack..

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Tights and Fights Ep. 24: My kingdom for good wrestling

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mira Waters
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

Mike Eagle is out for the week, but we’ve got another Chicagoan stepping in in his stead: Mira Waters from the website Fight Booth.

The team discusses Wrestle Kingdom 11 and why it hopefully set the tone for a great year of wrestling. And yes, they’ll talk about that great main event for the IWGP Championship.

Plus, while Smackdown’s women’s title picture is heating up, Danielle and Mira have MAJOR beef with how a certain announcer has been treating the overall division.

Also on the docket: Chris Jericho’s big title win on RAW, The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels returning to TV, how WWE can best use American Alpha in the future and much more.

My Special Wrestler:

Lindsey Kelk is an accomplished author, but she’s also quite the wrestling fan. She’s covered Wrestlemania for Cosmopolitan and interviewed plenty of popular wrestlers in the WWE and beyond.

But there’s one superstar who’s always had her attention since she was a kid: Bret “The Hitman” Hart. She’ll explain why.

Lindsey Kelk’s newest book is entitled We Were on a Break.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over The upcoming collaboration between WWE and the Jetsons..

Mira put over Chris Jericho’s entire line of work (including his constant search for friendship)..

Hal put over Alexa Bliss’s promos on Talking Smack..

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mira Waters

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 23: Rumbling into a new year

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

It’s the first the first episode of 2017!

To celebrate, we’re looking back on some of the most significant events that defined 2016. That includes happenings like the reintroduction of the Women’s Title, AJ Styles’s coming out party and more.

Plus, God help us, the WWE has ANOTHER new show that debuted this week on the WWE Network. Bring it to the Table is, apparently, WWE’s way of addressing and bashing the opinions of fans. We’ll explain why that may not be the best idea going forward.

And of course, we’ll break down the first 2017 episodes of RAW and Smackdown*.

*Authors note: Next we’ll be talking Wrestle Kingdom XI next week, promise!

The Three Count:

Danielle put over The Mack’s big moment as the Hollywood Champion.

Mike put over Teddy Hart on the latest edition of Talk is Jericho.

Hal put over The last time that he’ll appreciate Bruce Prichard’s impressions on Something to Wrestle…. With Bruce Prichard..

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 22: Holiday extras

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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Before Tights and Fights properly launched, the Nation of Conversation recorded several pilot episodes to help work out the format of the show.

This week, with the show on holiday hiatus, we’re sharing a sampling of some of our favorite moments from those pilot sessions.

You’ll hear about the team’s favorite merchandise, what they thought about the very first Final Deletion, why Goldberg is such a rude podcast guest and much much more.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 21: The sun sets on a New Day

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle

*This week’s episode was recorded on Monday evening, which means this week’s RAW and Smackdown had not occurred yet for us to discuss them.

Roadblock: End of the Line wasn’t the best show, both from a wrestling and a naming perspective. But between the multiple title changes and the interesting story-telling decisions, there are plenty of things for the Nation of Conversation to talk about.

Plus: WWE is instituting the first-ever United Kingdom Championship. How do they make it work? Naturally, we’ve got the answers.

And whatever Total Nonstop Deletion is, one thing is certain: It’s going to make Hal’s head hurt.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 20: Back in black excellence

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle

In a move that’s been over a year in the making, The New Day has official become the longest reigning WWE World Tag Team Champions in history.

There’s been ups and downs throughout their tenure, but the team will explain why their record breaking night on Monday restored a lot of their love for the RAW’s flagship team… and who they hope eventually beats them.

And wrestling intersects with the real world more than almost any form of entertainment. But is there a that needs to exist between drawing inspiration for a storyline and exploiting real-world events?

Plus, a look at all the matches that are coming up at the RAW-exclusive December PPV Roadblock: End of The Line: Redemption: Age of Extinction: The Force Awakens.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over Kofi Kingston’s explanation for the recent Black Excellence photo.

Mike put over Vice’s recent look into the backstage business of WWE.

Hal put over The magic that is Jack Gallagher.

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Tights and Fights Ep: 19: Tables, ladders and chairs (ad nauseam)

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Box Brown
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Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

This past Sunday was TLC (Tables, Ladders and Chairs), December’s Smackdown exclusive PPV. And between a table match, a ladder match, a chairs match AND and tables, ladders and chairs match, it all got to be a little exhausting.

But The Nation of Conversation breaks down the results and explains why they’re on board for the big moment in the show’s main event between Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles.

Plus: Comic creator Box Brown joins us for the latest installment of our series “My Special Wrestler.” His comic biography “Andre the Giant: Life and Legend” earned him praise from comic and wrestling fans alike.

He’ll tell you all about why Ravishing Rick Rude, one of the most sleazy characters ever to grace the wrestling ring, is actually very under-appreciated.

Brown’s newest comic is entitled Tetris: The Games People Play.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over The Black Lotus Triad on Lucha Underground.

Mike put over The break-up of Heath Slater and Rhyno on Talking Smack.

Hal put over The Miz’s promo after he defeated Dolph Ziggler in a Ladder match to retain his Intercontinental Title.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 18: Not all title reigns are created equal

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Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle (The collective Intercontinental Champion)
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

In an effort to prove the investment into the Cruiserweight division was worthwhile, WWE finally gave the performers in the division their own show: 205 Live! And while it’s a step up from what we had before, there’s still room to improve.

And some major performers on RAW seem to be changing up pushing characters in more interesting directions. How encouraging is this? We’ll try to figure that out.

Plus: Not every championship reign is created equal. To explain why, the Nation of Conversation breaks down some recent examples including Sasha, Sexy Star, The New Day and Charlotte.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over Sasha Banks and her vengeful kendo stick attack.

Mike put over The new feud between wrestling podcasts Killing the Town and Keeping it 100.

Hal put over The Vader episode of Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 17 The 2016 Survivor Series Special

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Mike Eagle, Hal Lublin and Danielle Radfor (AKA, The New Faith of Cheer)
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

This year the WWE has really been pushing the boundaries of how much wrestling they can squeeze into a single week.

NXT TakeOver Toronto aired on Saturday featuring a ton of great matches, including what Hal thinks may have been the match of the year. NXT is clearly in a reloading stage right now, but the team explains why they’re still on board for the brand.

Plus: Survivor Series, the forgotten WWE big four pay-per-view, happened on Sunday. And everyone, including the Nation of Conversation, has something to say about the finish to Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg match. And with the show featuring three tradition Survivor Series elimination matches, has the concept been revitalized or run into the ground?

But before all of that, we just had to talk about Lucha Underground’s Aztec Warfare 3. Sexy Star became the first women to ever hold the Lucha Underground Championship and Danielle was live in the temple to see it happen.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 16: Starring Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana

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Hal Lublin, Mike Eagle, Colt Cabana and Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Colt Cabana
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

This week the Nation of Conversation is joined by Independent Wrestler and host of the Art of Wrestling podcast, Colt Cabana.

He’s got a brand new documentary out called Wrestling Road Diaries 3. In it he’s joined by fellow wrestlers Grado from Scotland and Kikutaro from Japan. The three of them travel around the country spreading the joy that is comedic wrestling.

Cabana’s tells us all about what comedy adds to wrestling, how to have the best interactions with him as a fan and why he has more fun wrestling in front of smaller crowds as opposed to arena crowds.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 15: Nero watched wrestling as Rome burned

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Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Hal Lublin (AKA the Vaud-villains and Ol' Blue Pants)
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

As the world turns, we may as well keep enjoying wrestling.

This week, the team discusses live-audiences “hijacking” WWE TV. When is it acceptable? And when does it just get in the way of how good the product can be?

Plus: Tons of stories are being built towards Survivor Series. We’ll take a look at Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, the cruiserweight division and anyone else who will be involved in WWE’s only Sunday show in November.

And comedian and newly minted author Asterios Kokkinos joins the show to tell us about his special wrestler: Daniel Bryan.

Asterios has a new book out: Toys 4 Cheap Catalog: The Magic of Toys Will Shut Up Your Child.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over Sasha Banks and Bayley as her OTP.

Mike put over Kurt Angle on The Steve Austin Show podcast.

Hal put over The magic that is the big bad booty daddy, Scott Steiner.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 14: A Boss and a queen walk into a cell...

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Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Mira Waters

We’ve gone to Hell (in a cell) and back again and the Nation of Conversation is ready to explain how… adequate the show was. And there’s plenty of other news to tackle like Dolph Ziggler’s Intercontinental open challenge, the brand new Cruiserweight show 205 live and why Mike thinks Talking Smack is even better than Smackdown.

Plus, Hal and Danielle break down Sasha and Charlotte’s Women’s Title match that main evented the Hell in a Cell Pay Per View. Why did some folks online say that match didn’t live up to expectations? What does it mean for the future of WWE’s Women’s division?

For some help answering those questions, they’re joined by Mira Waters from Fight Booth. She recently wrote an article entitled ‘Sexism in WWE is Over, What a Relief,’ about the match and the internet’s skewed reaction to it.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over Lucha Underground’s latest and greatest angle.

Mike put over The Killing the Town podcast by Lance Storm and Cyrus.

Hal put over Daniel Bryan’s tone deaf singing on Talking Smack.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 13: WWE is your crazy lover

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Mike Eagle, Danielle Radford, Hal Lublin (AKA The 3 Person Band)
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

So much of Monday Night RAW has revolved around the upcoming Hell in a Cell Pay-per-view which will feature three (!!!!) iterations of the titular match. Sure those matches could be good… but the Nation of Conversation has some concerns.

But one thing they haven’t been concerned about is Talking Smack, the best show WWE produces. But does that mean there should be ANOTHER version of that show, but for RAW? Don’t worry, we’ll decide

Plus: A look at Total Bellas; a show that Danielle is a total fan of; what Mike thinks is fundamentally wrong with WWE’s flagship show; the return of Hal Gets Woke; and a lot more.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over Lucha Underground’s upcoming tour.

Mike put over Daniel Bryan burying RAW’s upcoming Pay Per View on Talking Smack.

Hal put over Jericho losing (and subsequently recovering) the List of Jericho.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 12: The goldest of bergs

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Hal Lublin, Rachel Sam Evans and Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Rachel Sam Evans

Rachel Sam Evans joins the crew once again to discuss the man they call Bill Goldberg.

And Hal opens the show telling the story about the time that Goldberg did him a major favor for his job… by putting him in a fireman’s carry.

And Goldberg’s appearance has a lot of fans split. But the Nation of Conversation will explain why his upcoming match with Brock Lesnar could be a lot of fun… as long as the competitors don’t fall into the same traps that plagued the LAST time they wrestled.

Plus, the man with no chin got himself a big win; The team discusses why James Ellsworth continues to be one of the most compelling characters on WWE television.

All that, including a look at the various tournaments of WWE, why Mike is incredibly disappointed with the Cruiserweight division, why Survivor Series is the only Big-4 Pay-per-view that’s seriously lacking an identity.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Rachel Sam Evans and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Mike put over Baron Corbin speaking from the heart on Talking Smack.

Rachel put over Paul Heyman getting catty about Bill Goldberg.

Hal put over Alexa Bliss earning old-school heat in a post-match promo.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 11: Hellsworth in a Cellsworth

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

The Nation of Conversation has a TON of wrestling news to cover and memories to enjoy.

First: Why did chinless-hero James Ellsworth get a huge win over WWE Champion AJ Styles? And why is everyone on the team totally on board for it?

What’s the best wrestling video game of all time? Is WWE overusing the Hell in a Cell match concept? What did the group think of, ‘No Mercy,’ the second Smackdown-exclusive Pay-per-view of the modern era?

Plus: There’s all sorts of rumors that the WWE Network may introduce a brand new tiered-pricing model. We’ll break down what each level could include and whether or not we think it’s best for business.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over Kevin Owens roasting a heckler.

Mike put over James Ellsworth wrestling AJ Styles this week on Smackdown.

Hal put over The Miz praising the Intercontinental Championship.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 10: The good, the bad and the Boss

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Rachel Sam Evans, Danielle Radford (aka the Younger Bucks) with Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Rachel Sam Evans

With Mike Eagle out for the week, that means Rachel Sam Evans is in!

And that also means a greater amount of Luch Underground and Indie wrestlign chatter than Hal can handle.

The team also takes a loot at this past Monday Night RAW, aka the first RAW that was headlined by a women’s title match in over a decade.

Plus: Smackdown’s special Dolph-umentary, the latest on WWE buying up TNA’s video library, Goldberg’s potential return to the WWE and a lot more.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Rachel Sam Evans.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over This week’s saga between Ric Flair and Halle Berry.

Rachel put over Lucha Underground Head Dario Cueto encouraging the refs to count faster.

Hal put over The faux WWE 24 special “The Success of a Failure”.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 9: Total Nonstop Buyouts?

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Danielle Radford, Hal Lublin and Mike Eagle (AKA The Nation of Conversation)
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

The first ever RAW Pay Per View, “Clash of Champions,” has come and gone… so why do Mike, Hal and Danielle feel unfulfilled? They’ll explain.

Plus, is it time for the suicide dive to be banned from WWE the same way that Pile-driver has been? A certain spiked-swiss Superman may think so after what happened this weekend.

And there are plenty of rumors about a sale of TNA on the horizon. One of the potential buyers is none other than Vince McMahon and WWE. We'll discuss what WWE has to gain but purchasing the brand.

All that, including why Hal is so taken with Ziggler’s tears from Smackdown, why Danielle might have found another wrestler to love almost as much as Sasha Banks, why Mike is struggling to continue to watch RAW... And we'll finally talk about Lucha Underground for a little bit.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over Bianca Blair’s performance at the NXT combine.

Mike put over John Cena on talking smack.

Hal put over Jericho’s dumb heel moment from this week’s Highlight Reel.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 8: Cruisers get RAW

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Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

This week on Tights and Fights: The Cruiserweight have arrived on the main roster! The leaders of the Nation of Conversation explain their biggest takeaways from the ten week-long Cruiserweight Classic tournament and where they hope the division goes from here.

Plus Mike still doesn’t care for how Dean Ambrose is being presented, what it would mean for John Cena to become a 16 time champion, what Hal thinks RAW’s women’s division could learn from its Smackdown counterpart and why Danielle found a weapons of mass destruction so much fun.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over The Weapons of Mass Destruction match between Marty the Moth and Killshot on Lucha Underground.

Mike put over the podcast "Something to Wrestle With" on the MLW network.

Hal put over The List of Jericho.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 7: An equal and opposite Backlash

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

This week on Tights and Fights: Mike Eagle makes his triumphant return to the program as he joins us from Canada.

Mike will tell us all about his experience at PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles… including seeing indie tag team The Young Bucks sport some wrestling gear featuring the likeness one of the business’s most well known insiders.

Plus the team breaks down what happened when CM Punk made is much-anticipated UFC debut, why Backlash may have been one of the best PPV’s of the year and a look at how the WWE’s doing when it comes to getting talent from the performance center in Florida to the main roster.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Daniel Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over Kevin Owens revealing more about the backstage mannerisms of Sami Zayn on the latest week’s “Talk is Jericho” podcast.

Mike put over Chris Jericho hitting Sami Zayn with an iPhone in the latest edition of the highlight reel.

Hal put over One of Mauro Renallo’s latest Mauro-isms.

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Tights and Fights Ep 6: The Broken Episode

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Hal Lublin, Rachel Evans and Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Rachel Evans

This week on Tights and Fights, we’re introducing a new member of the Nation of Conversation: Rachel Evans from the YouTube series “Snarled” and “Afterbuzz TV!”

The team start out by examining what’s going on with Seth Rollins. Now that he’s on the outs with Triple H and The Authority, could it be that he’s finally headed for the face turn that people have been wanting for him?

Plus, you wouldn’t expect an accented Matt Hardy who’s best friends with a dilapidated boat to be the thing that revived TNA in the eyes of many fans… but that’s exactly what happened. The Nation will take a look at what’s making the “Broken” gimmick work and whether or not TNA can count on it to carry the TNA brand.

All of that and a lot more on this weeks episode.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Daniel Radford and Rachel Evans.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over Chris Jericho recognizing Kevin Owens as the “longest reigning Universal champion in WWE history.”

Rachel put over the Season 3 of Lucha Underground on El Rey

Hal put over Dean Ambrose’s promo on AJ Styles ahead of their big match up at Backlash.

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Ep. 5: KO-Mania's running wild!

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

This week: a celebration of the new Universal Champion: Kevin Owens!

His coronation as the champion of the Universe had the entire wrestling world buzzing and the leaders of the Nation of Conversation are no different.

Hal, Mike and Danielle will discuss why the're so stoked to see the prize fighter as the new top guy on RAW and how they would position him to succeed in the coming weeks.

Plus, a progress report of RAW and Smackdown in the month following the draft. What is each show doing well and what should they fix going forward? They’ll break it down.

All that and a lot more on this KO-mania-centric episode of Tights and Fights.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Daniel Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count (KO-mania edition):

Danielle put over young Owen Steen being “speechless” at his Dad’s big title win

Mike put over the huge crowd pop that came after Triple H pedigreed Rollins

Hal put over Kevin Owens’s mic skills during the “group therapy session” that opened RAW.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 4: The SummerSlam Special

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

There was a ton of pro-wrestling that happened this week. It was intense, exciting and exhausting and now the leaders of the Nation of Conversation are ready to talk about all of the things they enjoyed most. From TakeOver to SummerSlam to the Universal Championship, this extended episode is a tribute to the Biggest Party of the Summer.

Hal will explain why Brock Lesnar needs to make major changes if he wants to continue to interest Hal as a regular part of the WWE roster.

Mike will explain how he personally knows the violin player who played Shinsuke Nakamura's music at Brooklyn... and why he has some twitter beef with him.

Danielle will talk about the first thing that the WWE has made that felt like it was made just for her.

All that, and a lot more is coming up on this special episode of Tights and Fights.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximumfun.org

The Three Count

Danielle put over the latest episode of WWE 24, "Women's Evolution"

Mike put over the back stage fight between Chris Jericho and Brock Lesnar (in the inaugural edition of Kayfabe theater).

Hal put over the Miz's promo on Talking Smack

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Tights and Fights Ep 3: Peak Wrestling (and Other Fulfilled Desires)

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

On this week's episode of Tights and Fights, the leaders of the Nation of Conversation take a look at whether 12+ hours of wrestling in one weekend means there's too much content for anyone to possibly consume... and whether they will any way.

Plus, TNA's got a new president: Billy Corgan (Yeah the Smashing Pumpkins guy). They'll break down what went wrong in the Impact Zone and how TNA can hook them again as wrestling viewers.

All that and a look at why people in the crowd think they can jump into the ring during a live event, the team's favorite Summerslam moments and whether or not WWE should be giving away PPV attractions on free TV.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell.

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The Three Count:

Danielle put over the heckler in Dolph Ziggler's opening promo.

Mike put over Nia Jax's banter after she shoved a local wrestler out of the ring.

Hal put over Heath Slater's continued quest for a contract on Raw and Smackdown.

Tights and Fights Ep. 2: How great is the Cruiserweight Classic?

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

This week on Tights and Fights, the Nation of Conversation breaks down what made round one of the Cruiserweight Classic so awesome. Does this mean the new Cruiserweight division on RAW will follow suit? Well... they'll discuss.

And Danielle was at RAW live in Anaheim! She’ll tell you about what you didn’t see if you were watching on TV. Plus, the team talk about whether there’s hope for Cesaro to finally get the push he deserves, what the best championship belt design of all time is and whether or not Ziggler is worthy of making the Superkick his permanent finish.

All that… AND how you’ll be able to find Danielle in season 3 of Lucha Underground.

With Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell

The Three Count:

Danielle put over The Rock's epic Facebook rant against his Fast and Furious co-stars.

Mike put over Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano's #GLORIOUSBOMB.

Hal put over Heath Slater and his quest to get a contract for his ever expanding family.

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Tights and Fights Episode 1: Should we really add MORE belts to the WWE?

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Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Tights and Fights, the podcast from The Maximum Fun Network that discusses wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves.

This week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle discuss who they hope is the next superstar to make a big return to RAW or Smackdown and their thoughts on the latest angles on WWE TV this week.

Plus, they’ll break down the benefits of downfalls of adding MORE championships to Smackdown and share some recommendations from the world of wrestling that you should check out.

Hosts: Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Producer: Julian Burrell