Tights and Fights

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

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Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle
Guests: 
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.

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

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.

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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Mike, Danielle and Hal
Guests: 
Jarrett Williams
Guests: 
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.

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.

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.

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

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

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.

Tights and Fights Ep. 25: Rather proper UK wrestling

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

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

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.

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

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Danielle Radford, Mira Waters and Hal Lublin
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.

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

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.

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

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Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Hal Lublin
Guests: 
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.

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

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.

Tights and Fights Ep. 22: Holiday extras

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Guests: 
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.

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

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.

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

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Mike Eagle, Danielle Radford and very distraught Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
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.

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

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.

Tights and Fights Ep. 20: Back in black excellence

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

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

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.

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