Mar 13, 2018

SCG Radio #132 - The Monday Night War in July 1999

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we return to the Monday Night War Timeline to talk all about July 1999! Covering every Raw, Nitro and PPV, we discuss all the big stories on the month, including the build-up to The End of an Era at Fully Loaded, the developing elevation of Triple H, the continued failure of Billy Gunn, Steve Austin shooting down plans to work with Jeff Jarrett, assholes crapping on Bret Hart, WCW's utter desperation with the return of Hulk Hogan to take the World Title, a dreadful Bash at the Beach show, Megadeth performing live on Nitro, Goldberg returning unadvertised, Dennis Rodman in a terrible feud with Randy Savage and an awful lot of Sid Vicious. With all the facts, figures and backstage scoops from the Observer and Torch Newsletters of the time, we relive a very foreboding month in the war. A huge, jam-packed show, check it out and let us know what you think!


Mar 4, 2018

SCG Radio #131 - WCW Nitro April 17th 2000 RuView

That's right, we're back! Join the panel as we return to our RuView format to breakdown and analyse another piece of Vince Russo written and produced pro wrestling - this time tackling the April 17th 2000 episode of WCW Nitro, a show jam-packed with everything you love about Vinnie Ru. From inside jokes, smarky bullshit, WWF references, turns, nonsense, vehicle driving into things, angles that make no sense and false drama, get a whiff of Russo's cheesy broth one day after Spring Stampede 2000, seven days into the run of Russo and Bischoff. Featuring Hogan Vs. The Law, 99 Red Balloons, God helping Terry Funk win a match, Vampiro being bloody awful, and NO DISQUALIFICATIONS BECAUSE NOBODY TUNES IN TO SEE THAT SHIT (followed by three DQs in a row). It's wacky, it's fun, it's crazy, it's outrageous, it's Vince Russo's Fun House!


Feb 2, 2018

SCG Radio #130 - Royal Rumble 2018 and NXT TakeOver Philly

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we break down NXT TakeOver Philly and the 2018 Royal Rumble! Talking all the matches, angles and outcomes, the panel discuss the greatness of Johnny Wrestling, the brilliant production of Shayna Baszler, the future for Adam Cole, Aleister Black and Velveteen Dream (D-R-E-A-M), as well as all the big talking points of the Rumble PPV, looking at the debut of Ronda Rousey, some strong takes on the Women's Royal Rumble, the rise of Shinsuke Nakamura, Brock Lesnar punching Braun Strowman in the face and much, much more. We also give a live reaction to the Smackdown graphics used this past week, discuss potential WrestleMania directions and of course, take your feedback on WWE's second biggest show of the year. Check it out and let us know what you think!


Jan 25, 2018

SCG Radio #129 - The SCG Top 25 Raw Matches and Moments in History

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, Kieran O'Rourke and G. John Chase as they look to rank the Top 25 Matches and Moments in the history of Monday Night Raw to commemorate the 25 year milestone of the show. Narrowing 25 years of matches, promos, angles and show-long stories into around 150 options, the panel sent their own rankings, which were then scored up, producing the totals that form the definitive SCG rankings. Listen in as we debate some of the best segments WWE ever produced, questioning their placement, justifying their positions and, in some cases, holding them to scrutiny. We won't ruin the list here - check out the show and let us know what you think!


Jan 13, 2018

Wrestling Observer Radio with Liam O’Rourke

AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY - Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer is back today with special guest Liam O'Rourke to talk his new book on the life and times of Brian Pillman! Tons to discuss including Brian's life growing up, his time in WCW during a very volatile period, the amazing story of getting his release from WCW to negotiate with WWE, and tons more! A fun show as always so check it out~!


Jan 12, 2018

SCG Radio #128 - NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, Kieran O'Rourke and G. John Chase as they talk all about New Japan Pro Wrestling's biggest show of the year, Wrestle Kingdom 12! Talking through all the matches, the panel discusses (among other things) the greatness of Minoru Suzuki, the brilliance of Kazuchika Okada, the not-so-cutting-edge debut match for the Switchblade character, the difficult balancing act New Japan has with Tetsuya Naito, the fantastic Jericho/Omega production, and speak of New Japan's phenomenal standing in the wrestling world as it looks ahead to a very interesting 2018. So much to discuss, check it out and let us know what you think!


Dec 24, 2017

SCG Radio #127 - The 2017 Christmas Show

Our fourth annual Christmas show, join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, Luke Edwards and Kieran O'Rourke as we delve into the mailbag to take questions and comments from you, the loyal listeners! With you steering the ship, we discuss all manner of wrestling topics, such as the women's Royal Rumble, Vince bringing back the XFL, The Okada Vs. Omega series, dream matches that fell short or hit expectations, an inspired-debate about the current indy wrestling boom, 2017's surprises and fuck-ups, talking Chris Jericho, Jinder Mahal, Shinsuke Nakamura, Joey Ryan, potential Mania matches and future top WWE stars and everything in between. Get out the mince pies and mulled wine, kick back, and have a Merry Christmas with us!


Dec 18, 2017

SCG Radio #126 - Talking Crazy Like A Fox

Join us for a very special episode of SCG Radio, as Matt Holt takes to the hosting chair to talk to Liam O'Rourke about his newly released and highly touted book on Brian Pillman: 'Crazy Like A Fox - The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later'. Holt quizzes Liam on all things to do with the conception, construction and execution of the book, the major lessons learned along the way, key insights into why the book turned out the way it did, and delving into the mindset and mentality of Pillman, one of professional wrestling's most captivating stories. A fireside chat talking about the book Dave Meltzer has dubbed "the best biography of a wrestler ever done", check it out and let us know what you think! 


Nov 25, 2017

SCG Radio #125 - NXT WarGames and Survivor Series 2017

Join Liam O'Rourke, G. John Chase and Karl Jones as we return to the Oaken Table to discuss all things NXT WarGames and the 2017 Survivor Series. Spitballing about both shows as well as taking your feedback, we discuss everything from the flawed presentation of the main event to the greatness of Styles Vs. Lesnar, issues with Raw Vs. Smackdown, the birth of a star in the Velveteen Dream, the strengths and weaknesses of the revived War Games concept, as we as cover the current lay of the land as WWE looks to embark on their biggest period of the year. A lot of fun, check out the show and let us know what you think!


Oct 28, 2017

SCG Radio #124 - The Monday Night War in June 1999

We are back! Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, Kieran O'Rourke and G. John Chase as we return to the Monday Night War Timeline to talk June 1999! Covering every Raw, Nitro and PPV from the period, we discuss every major story with notes from the Wrestling Observer and PWTorch Newsletters of the period. Talking fallout from the death of Owen Hart, Sable leaving the WWF and suing them for over a million dollars, WCW's hiring Master P and Dennis Rodman, the push of Buff Bagwell, the reveal of the Greater Power, the dismal efforts of the Undertaker, Mr. Ass winning the King of the Ring, Steve Austin becomes the new WWF CEO, the horrible signings by WCW of Sid Vicious and Swoll, the infamous WHITE HUMMER, and Chris Jericho finally signs with the WWF. Talking all the facts, figures, ratings and buyrates of the month as well as walking through the shows, join us for a fun trip down memory lane. Check it out and let us know what you think!


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