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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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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.

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. 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.

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 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.

Join us on Facebook and Twitter to get wrestling recommendations from the Nation of Conversation all week long!

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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 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.

Keep the conversation going on our newly launched Facebook and Twitter pages!

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.

Send your #GLORIOUSBOMBS to us on Twitter!

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

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 223: Chop for Chop with Colt Cabana

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Guests: 
Colt Cabana

Pro wrestler Colt Cabana of the Art of Wrestling podcast joins us to talk about wrestling in Japan, at the Gathering of the Juggalos, and about the porn studio upstairs from our new digs.

Mick Foley Visits UCBW

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We don't do a lot of wrestling coverage here at MaximumFun.org, but this is genuinely fun stuff. Our friend Charlie Todd (the founder of Improv Everywhere) runs a comedy wrestling league at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York called UCBW. This week wrestling legend Mick Foley stopped by to do a little comedy, but then he got wrapped up in the grand finale. You can find further details at The Apiary and at Charlie's blog.

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