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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.

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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