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The Usual Suspects

Talk n’ Shop (11/22/14): It’s a full house as the show features The Young Bucks, Karl, Rocky, and Doc. The theme of the show is beatings in the ring, anchored by tales of the Bucks getting worked over by Roderick Strong and Daniel Bryan and Doc Gallows unknowingly teaming up with Skinhead Ivan and finding himself in the middle of a race riot. THUMBS UP

MLW Radio (11/23/14): No Court or Konnan this week, so Kevin Sullivan and Disco Inferno pinch hit. There’s surprisingly little about WCW, and instead we get some OK discussion about WWE and the new TNA television deal. THUMBS IN THE MIDDLE

Piper’s Pit (11/24/14): Part 2 with Bobcat Goldthwait. Outside of a great story trying to vomit on Regis and Kathie Lee Live, the show is a much more serious affair with tales of sobriety and the death of Robin Williams. THUMBS IN THE MIDDLE

Who’s Next With Goldberg (11/25/14): Bill talks to some guy from Graveyard Cars that was on episode #9. They talk about cars. A 47 minute show that legit felt about 2 hours. I can’t fathom anyone enjoying this. Brutally bad. THUMBS DOWN

Steve Austin Show (11/25/14): Bray Wyatt joins the show to talk about growing up in a wrestling family, breaking in, and the evolution of the Bray Wyatt character. There’s some interesting tidbits about how he reinvented himself and developed his character (and a Rob Naylor namedrop), but it’s never as interesting as you’d hope. THUMBS IN THE MIDDLE

Talk is Jericho (11/26/14): Rory Fox is the first guest in a brief segment to give his side of the story where his pants exploded in a match with Zack Ryder. Then Seth Rollins is on to discuss being in developmental, the Shield, his new wrestling school, and what a pain it is to have the Mon(k)ey in the Bank briefcase. Any other week this would easily be the best show. THUMBS UP

The Ross Report (11/26/14): Wade Keller joins JR to run down the Survivor Series and various other issues in the wrestling world. Keller acquits himself quite nicely, especially during the segment where he grills JR. But Ross is in super grump mode and keeps hammering his tired points, which drags the show down. THUMBS IN THE MIDDLE

Bauer & Pollock (11/26/14): No Court this week, so Alex Greenfield steps in for some good discussion on Survivor Series, TNA, what Sting means in 2014, and Lucha Underground. THUMBS UP

Art of Wrestling (11/27/14): Colt talks to CM Punk about the events that lead to Punk’s leaving the WWE. You may have heard of this one. Love or hate Punk, he’s an exceptional storyteller and the trials and tribulations he went through are amazing. Not only the best show of the week, but probably the most noteworthy podcast of the year. THUMBS UP & BEST OF THE WEEK

Steve Austin – Unleashed (11/27/14): I joked last week that we had to hear Ted Fowler on Thanksgiving. I was joking! Admittedly the show was uploaded the day before Thanksgiving, but still. Steve tells a story about Ted and him fighting bees and rats and let’s just move on. And Austin screwed up a recording AGAIN, so this isn’t even the best Ted Fowler. THUMBS DOWN

Jim Cornette Experience (11/27/14): Rip Rogers talks about training and swears a lot. I mean, a lot. The grumpy old man shtick is funny at first but wears out pretty quick, although I liked the story about scaring Sid with a fake turd. THUMBS IN THE MIDDLE

Talk is Jericho (11/28/14): Jericho talks about the Brazilian flag incident that found him suspended from the WWE, and then is joined by Renee Graziano of the tv show Mob Wives to discuss growing up in the mafia. You would think this would lead to some interesting stories but the whole outing is surprisingly dull. THUMBS DOWN