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

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

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

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.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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

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

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

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?

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. 62: Tango India Golf Hotel Tango Sierra

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

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!

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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

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

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

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
Guests: 
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
Guests: 
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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Jay, Des and Danielle
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
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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