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!

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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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Aug 17, 2017

SCG Radio #123 - The Monday Night War in May 1999

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we return to the Oaken Table for the latest installment of the Monday Night War Timeline! Tackling every episode of Raw and Nitro this month, we look at all the backstage stories in the WWF and WCW with notes from the Wrestling Observer and Pro Wrestling Torch newsletters of the time. Of course, the biggest news story of all is the tragic passing of Owen Hart at the Over The Edge pay-per-view, and we talk about the show, the incident, Raw is Owen, the immediate fallout, the media coverage, the WWF's decision to continue the show, and McMahon's actions at the funeral. In addition, we're discussing everything from the God-awful direction of WCW, banking on Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Kevin Nash and Roddy Piper at a time the company stigma is in the toilet, the confusing writing leading to the reveal of the Higher Power in the WWF, the formation of The Union, Corporate Ministry all over WWF TV, the WWF's determination to find new top heels leads to big pushed for Triple H, Billy Gunn, and having a surprising meeting with a big star in ECW, Bischoff returning to television and losing his mind with insider comments galore, admitting on Nitro that WCW is in second place, and the latest attempt to work the boys and the newsletters. So much to discuss, and of course we have all the facts and figures of the month that tell the real story. A very interesting month to revisit, check it out and let us know what you think!

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Jul 20, 2017

SCG Radio #122 - The Death of TNA

It's here. Seriously.

Join the SCG panel for the funeral, wake, celebration, whatever you will, of the Death of "TNA". Talking the dizzying highs, the terrifying lows and the creamy middles, we broach every major topic and plenty of minor ones in the history of the company under Dixie Carter's watch. In addition, we take your "eulogies", ranging from delightful poems to thoughtful analysis, to one-liners to appear on the tombstone, a barrage of tremendous takes from the loyal listeners. So pour yourself some shots, find yourself a rose and listen in, as we commemorate fifteen years of Total Nonstop Action. Enjoy!

 

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Jun 14, 2017

SCG Radio #121 - The Monday Night War in April 1999

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as they return to the Monday Night War Timeline to tackle April 1999! Covering every Raw, Nitro and PPV of the month, the panel looks at all the big stories with notes from the Wrestling Observer and Pro Wrestling Torch newsletters of the time. Covering topics such as: Davey Boy Smith being fired by WCW while being in intensive care, the untimely passing of Rick Rude, WCW's last great pay-per-view Spring Stampede, WWF's counter in Backlash, a new look Nitro, DDP wins his first (and second) WCW Title, The Rock turns babyface, Ric Flair is sent to the mental home, Hulk Hogan takes another hiatus, and the Ministry of Darkness being all over television. With all the facts, figures and breakdowns that tell the real stories of the month, this another interesting episode of our successful series. Enjoy, and let us know what you think!

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Jun 8, 2017

SCG Radio #120 - Most Shocking Title Changes In History

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke, as we discuss the most shocking title changes of all time! Taking your nominations, we look at some of the most jarring moments in wrestling history, and analyse the execution and follow-up of title changes such as Bret Hart beating Ric Flair, Chris Jericho becoming Undisputed Champion, Big Show beating Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2002, Shawn Michaels winning the World Title on the same show, Sheamus dethroning John Cena at TLC, the title victories of David Arquette, Vince McMahon and Vince Russo, Jinder Mahal and JBL's rapid ascensions to the top, the Honky Tonk Man defeating Ricky Steamboat, the incident on The Main Event with Hogan and Andre, Edge cashing in Money in the Bank, the Summers Of Punk, and many many more. A really fun show this week, check it out and let us know what you think!

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May 20, 2017

SCG Radio #119 - WCW Bash At The Beach 2000 RuView

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, Kieran O'Rourke and MATT HOLT(!) for the return of The RuView! This time, we're talking WCW Bash At The Beach 2000, a show famous for Jeff Jarrett lying down for Hulk Hogan and Vince Russo's subsequent "shoot". But folks, there is so much more to discuss - the Graveyard Match, the Wedding Gown Match, a match with a Bill Clinton run-in, a match where a participant willingly loses a major championship, a new WCW World Heavyweight Champion in Booker T, and twists, turns, swerves and bullshit galore. The panel breaks it all down and discusses all the traits of Vinnie Ru's vision of pro wrestling. And to add an extra bit, one our panelists was there live in the building and shares his perspective of a very bizarre evening. A fun podcast, check it out and let us know what you think!

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May 5, 2017

SCG Radio #118 - Rebooking WCW in 1993

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as they face one of the tougher "Rebooking" challenges yet - World Championship Wrestling in 1993! Looking at a year containing Cactus Jack getting Lost in Cleveland, Paul Roma as a Horseman, the Shockmaster falling flat on the fucking arse, and luminaries such as Big Sky, the Colossal Kongs, Ice Train and Charlie Norris making frequent PPV appearances, it seems a shoo-in to improve upon it. The panel tries to tackle correctly building the Starrcade 1993 main event, how to use the Hollywood Blondes, dealing with two World Titles, utilising the UK at a time when Davey Boy Smith was on fire, and desperately trying to make some fresh names into more key players. And as always, we reach out to you, the loyal listeners, to see what you'd like to have seen in one of the more pitiful years in WCW history. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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Apr 11, 2017

SCG Radio #117 - WrestleMania 33 Weekend Review

Better late than never! Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as they talk all about WrestleMania 33, NXT TakeOver Orlando, Raw, Smackdown and the Superstar Shake-Up! Sharing a blend of live and Network perspectives, the panel discusses all things WrestleMania 33, running down the cards, hitting every talking point and sharing funny stories of Orlando trials and tribulations along the way. In addition, we talk about the landscape of the modern wrestling audience, taking them to task for some of their perspectives and reactions, as well debate the Superstar Shake-Up (in progress at time of release) this week. A hell of a lot of fun had on this show, check it out and let us know what you think!

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Mar 23, 2017

SCG Radio #116 - WrestleMania 33 Preview

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as they preview WrestleMania 33! Talking every match and angle building up to the biggest show of the year, the panel breaks down the lay of the land, what's been done well and what hasn't, an outlook on who looks to benefit and suffer, as well as analysing Raw and Smackdown before and after the "Ultimate Thrill Ride". In addition, we talk NXT Takeover and the Hall Of Fame, and the implications on the main roster from both events. Discussing topics ranging from the Broken Hardyz trademark, Brad Maddox's cameraman, Hulk Hogan, Conor McGregor, Kurt Angle and many many more, we look to attack Mania 33 from every angle. And of course, we take your feedback on the feuds you believe have shined or stunk, who should be called up from NXT, and much more. A fun show to get ready for Mania week, check it out and let us know what you think!

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