Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels from SummerSlam 2005 is discussed by Jason Mann and Dre from the Old School Wrestling Podcast. With these two egomaniacs colliding, who knows what could happen? And the match is pretty exciting, too.
The War Games match of Team WCW (Warrior, Roddy Piper & Dallas Page) v. Team Wolfpac (Kevin Nash, Sting & Lex Luger) v. Team Hollywood (Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart & Stevie Ray) at WCW Fall Brawl 1998 is discussed by Jason Mann and Will Pruett of ProWrestling.Net.
Jason Mann and former WWE writer Andrew Goldstein talk about the main event of WrestleWar 1992, the War Games battle between Sting’s Squadron (Sting, Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat and Nikita Koloff) vs. the Dangerous Alliance (Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko and Bobby Eaton, with Paul E. Dangerously and Madusa) in one of the all-time great brawls in WCW history.
Jason Mann and Mitch (aka PizzaBodySlam) discuss Triple H v. Randy Orton at WrestleMania 25, the very good and very bad storytelling heading into the match, and how self-restrictions kept this from being a cathartic good time (and maybe killed the crowd).
Jason Mann and Josh Hachat discuss The Rock v. Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 17, the mixed feelings we have about it despite its greatness, how Austin’s heel turn was a watershed moment for WWE, whether Vince McMahon should have been involved, and where the match ranks among the all-time classics.
As part of Voices of Wrestling’s WrestleMania coverage, we present to you the much-requested archives of my wrestling retrospective podcast, Wrestlespective. This is an archive of past Wrestlespective episodes covering WrestleMania main events 21 through 29.
As part of Voices of Wrestling’s WrestleMania coverage, we present to you the much-requested archives of my wrestling retrospective podcast, Wrestlespective. This is an archive of past Wrestlespective episodes covering WrestleMania main events 11 through 20.
As part of Voices of Wrestling’s WrestleMania coverage, we present to you the much-requested archives of my wrestling retrospective podcast, Wrestlespective. This is an archive of past Wrestlespective episodes covering WrestleMania main events 1 through 10.
Jason Mann and Sawyer Paul continue their tradition of review the prior year’s WrestleMania main event right before the next one. They discuss Daniel Bryan’s matches against Triple H as well as against Randy Orton and Batista, why Bryan appeals to a splintered wrestling audience, the rise of fan activism in WWE, where WrestleMania 30 rates among most satisfying wrestling shows, and much more.
Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena at Extreme Rules 2012 is discussed by Jason Mann and Lance Garrison. They talk about the novelty of such a brutal match in WWE, whether it could be done more often, the odd decision to have Lesnar lose in his return, the story of John Cena’s very bad year, and much more.
Jason Mann and Dutch Lombrowski of the Mighty Men of Mouse podcast discuss Survivor Series 1991, i.e. the set-up show for This Tuesday in Texas. They talk about the parallels between the Hulk Hogan vs. Undertaker feud and the famous Hogan vs. Andre the Giant feud, Randy Savage’s reinstatement and his brilliant feud with Jake Roberts, how Ric Flair’s main foil seemed to be Jack Tunney, Hogan possibly going into business for himself and playing off a famous paralysis, and much more.
Jason Mann and Dylan Hales of the Wrestling Culture podcast discuss Hulk Hogan vs. Vader at WCW SuperBrawl 5 in February 1995. They discuss why this feud is perceived so negatively by smart wrestling fans; how Vader’s aura was affected by the buildup, the match and the later matches; how WCW had evolved into Hogan’s image; what role Vader might have played against the New World Order; and why this is one of Hogan’s best performances.
Jason Mann and Joe Somar discuss the only two Undertaker vs. Kane pay-per-view main events, at Judgment Day 1998 and Hell in a Cell 2010. They also go through a brief history of the Undertaker vs. Kane rivalry over the years, talk about Joe witnessing the end of Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak, and much more.
Jason Mann and Charles of ProWrestlingOnly.com talk about Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger from WCW WrestleWar 1990. They talk Luger’s often-overlooked very good work early in his career, Sting’s injury forcing WCW to turn Luger and face him against Flair and the domino effect that had on their careers, whether reviving the Four Horsemen was a good idea, and much more.