ATR # 54: The Return of Lucha Underground & The Rock

This week on ATR we discuss the season two premiere of Lucha Underground, how the WWE tried to sign away the show’s talent, and why it is still the best wrestling program on television; an episode of Raw that I honestly can’t decide if I liked or not highlighted by a fantastic match between Dolph Ziggler and Kevin Owens, more progression in the Charlotte/Sasha Banks/Becky Lynch feud, AJ Styles taking on Chris Jericho, Bo Dallas out rapping Flo Rida in a surprisingly entertaining Social Outcasts segment, Vince McMahon finally is honest with the audience when he says that he “doesn’t care” how they feel, and The Rock doing what The Rock does best only to get (almost) outshined by The New Day; NXT included a pretty bad match between Nia Jax and Liv Morgan, Jason Jordan & Chad Gable debuted their new team name–American Alpha–which I’m not sure if I like or not, the return of Alex Riley, and a triple threat main event with a clusterfuck of a as-yet-to-be-determined finish; and finally ROH laying the foundation for their 14th Anniversary PPV setting the main event as Jay Lethal defending the ROH World Title against Adam Cole and Kylie O’Reilly in a really good in ring promo segment thanks to Lethal and Cole, Cedric Alexander doing double duty in two matches, and a fun triple threat main event between Michael Elgin, Jay Briscoe, and Moose.

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ATR Episode 54 02-01-16

ATR # 53: Royal Rumble Reactions

This week we discuss last night’s shockingly excellent Royal Rumble PPV highlighted by the WWE debut of AJ Styles and return of Sami Zayn, an excellent women’s match with the return of Sasha Banks, a tremendous last man standing match with Kevin Owens and Dean Ambrose, and the New Day being the brilliant New Day; a fun episode of NXT highlighted by a good women’s tag match, the debut of Rich Swann, and a slightly disappointing Johnny Gargano/Samoa Joe match; and a great episode of ROH highlighted by a phenomenal triple threat Philly street fight with the Kingdom, reDRagon, and the Young Bucks.

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ATR Episode 53 01-25-16

ATR # 52: Royal Rumble Predictions with Michael from WrestlingExpress.net

This week Michael from WrestlingExpress.net joins us to discuss our thoughts on what should happen at the Royal Rumble; the possibilities for AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows in WWE and/or NXT; an unbelievably boring Raw; Michael Bennett and Maria Kanellis’ baffling jump to TNA and what that mean for Adam Cole, Matt Taven, and the Kingdom in ROH; and an excellent battle royal in NXT for the # 1 contender for the NXT Women’s Title.

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ATR Episode 52 01-17-16

ATR # 51: AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Others to WWE, TNA on Pop

This week we discuss the huge news that AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows are all (probably) leaving NJPW for WWE; rumors that WWE is interested in talents with name recognition including the likes of Michael Elgin, The Wolves, Chris Sabin, and Jay Lethal; TNA debuts on Pop with the return of James Storm, the debut of Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis, and the crowning of a new world champ; a good week of ROH TV; and Vince shows his guns and just how clueless he really is on Raw.

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ATR Episode 51 01-10-16

ATR # 50: Vince Gets Arrested; 2016 Predictions

This week on an abbreviated edition of ATR we discuss the Vince McMahon arrest angle from Raw, a hot Brooklyn crowd that gave no shits about the League of Nations, and the New Day offering to beat up your kids; plus predictions for 2016.

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ATR Episode 50 01-04-16

ATR # 49: Looking Back at 2015

This week on ATR we discuss the year that was 2015 in professional wrestling including my picks for wrestler of the year, female wrestler of the year, tag team of the year, most improved wrestler of the year, babyface of the year, heel of the year, double-cross of the year, match of the year, and my personal favorite wrestler of the year; a very boring Slammy Awards edition of Raw; the return of Sami Zayn on NXT; an extremely entertaining 10 man tag team main event on ROH; and What Culture’s piece 10 Most Under-Rated Wrestlers 2015.

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ATR Episode 49 12-23-15

ATR # 48: Thoughts on NXT TakeOver London, ROH Final Battle, & the Booking of Roman Reigns

It’s a day late but this week on an abbreviated edition of ATR I give my thoughts on NXT TakeOver London, ROH Final Battle, and the booking of Roman Reigns for his title win.

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ATR Episode 48 12-22-15