Mar 9, 2017

SCG Radio #115 - The Monday Night War in March 1999

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke for the latest installment of the Monday Night War Timeline, this time covering March 1999! Discussing every Raw, Nitro and PPV of the month, as well as going over all the backstage notes from the Observer and Torch Newsletters of the time, the panel talks all the major news, such as - WrestleMania 15 and the build going in (including the beer bash and Austin Vs. Big Show for free), WCW booking a full hour of video packages on Nitro, the double turn of Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan at Uncensored, the debut of the Mean Street Posse(!), Bret Hart's angle with Goldberg and the steel plate and the insane politics behind it, Sable's star exploding even further, HHH splits from DX, the Ministry's reign of terrible television continues, WCW's ridiculous idea for the Spring Stampede main event, Jim Ross turns heel, and The Rock takes steps towards being a mega babyface. Above all else, we are talking about the month that finally sees the chickens coming home to roost for WCW, as the numbers tell the true story. With all the facts, figures and analysis you could want for the month, this is one episode of the Timeline you won't want to miss...

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Mar 2, 2017

SCG Radio #114 - The Monday Night War in February 1999

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as they return to the Monday Night War Timeline to talk February 1999! Covering every Raw, Nitro, and PPV of the month, complete with backstage news and notes from the Observer and Torch Newsletters of the time, the panel go through an incredible month that marks the beginning of a noticeable turn in the tide. Talking about Kevin Nash's new direction that leads to tanking ratings and a massive internal implosion, Rey Mysterio Jr. losing his mask, Goldberg challenging Steve Austin, the debut of Paul Wight in the WWF, Austin Vs. Vince in a cage, the beginnings of a backlash to the WWF's Attitude, Bret Hart in a backstage tug-of-war, Ric Flair getting destroyed repeatedly, the Ministry of Darkness continuing their reign of terror targeting teddy bears, Sable gets nuclear heat and WrestleMania's main event is set. And of course, all the facts, figures, ratings and buyrates to give the accurate breakdown of what happened and when. No revisionism here, check it out and let us know what you think!

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Feb 23, 2017

SCG Radio #113 - The Monday Night War in January 1999

It's back! Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we return to the Monday Night War Timeline to talk January 1999! Discussing every Raw, Nitro and PPV of the month, along with detailed backstage notes from the Wrestling Observer and Pro Wrestling Torch newsletters of the time, we break down all the top stories. Analysing January 4th, Tony Schiavone, the Fingerpoke of Doom, the reformation of the nWo, Mankind winning the WWF Title, madness at the Royal Rumble, Halftime Heat, Ric Flair as WCW President, the backlash to the WWF's content, Mark Henry gets a handful, the birth of the Ministry of Darkness, the continued neutering of Bill Goldberg, Sable creates a stir backstage, Russo's work coming to light and much, much more. In addition, we have all the facts and figures of the time which reveal some interesting realities that contradict the WWF's narrative of the month. A very fun show this week, check it out and join us next week as we look at February 1999!

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Feb 10, 2017

SCG Radio #112 - Room 101 Tag Teams

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, Kieran O'Rourke and Luke Edwards as they look to debate which Tag Teams deserve to go into Room 101! Taking your nominations for duos you wish to banish to oblivion, the panel looks at the strengths and weaknesses of teams such as The Nasty Boys, The Bushwhackers, The New Day, Mexican America, Demolition, The Rock and Roll Express, The Ascension, Rene Dupree and Kenzo Suzuki, The ShowGunns, Public Enemy, The New Dream Team, The Natural Disasters, The Legion of Doom, Kronik, and many many more. Of, and of course, The Harris Boys. The panel separates the wheat from the chaff and disposes of the wretched refuse forevermore! A really fun show this week, check it out!

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Feb 2, 2017

SCG Radio #111 - NXT TakeOver, 2017 Royal Rumble and Beyond

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we break down NXT TakeOver: San Antonio and the 2017 Royal Rumble! Breaking down all the matches, the crew takes your feedback on the big events, and discuss the road to WrestleMania 33. Looking at possible matches and likely directions, we evaluate how well the Royal Rumble set up the next two months of WWE programming, debating disappointment in the Rumble, the choice of Randy Orton as the winner, the utter brilliance of Goldberg and Brock Lesnar's interplay, the hilarious failures of Roman Reigns, BRAUN STROWMAN, Big Match John finally gets a round of applause, Undertaker looking a bit worse for wear, and a live reaction of John Cena's proposed Mania direction. A lot of fun this week, check it out and let us know what you think!

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Jan 26, 2017

SCG Radio #110 - Wrestlers You Turned A Corner On

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we discuss the wrestlers or acts you once loathed but managed to win you over. We discuss how these individuals finally won you over, and break down the career arcs of individuals such as Mark Henry, The Miz, Ronnie Garvin, Chris Masters, Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Rusev, Samoa Joe, Umaga, Braun Strowman, Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens and yes, John Cena. And to round out the show, we give our predictions on this year's Royal Rumble this coming Sunday - check it out and enjoy!

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Jan 19, 2017

SCG Radio #109 - WCW Spring Stampede 2000 RuView

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke for our second RuView! This time covering WCW Spring Stampede 2000, the guys cover all 14 (!) matches, all the interviews, angles, swerves, twists, turns, and tournaments. Featuring Jeff Jarrett Vs. DDP for the vacant WCW Title, an 8 man tournament with 9 men in it for the vacant US Title, a 4 team tournament with 5 teams in it for the vacant Tag Titles, a 6 man match for the Cruiserweight Title with 8 people wrestling in the ring, and all the fun and games you expect from Vinnie Ru. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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Jan 7, 2017

SCG Radio #108 - NJPW WrestleKingdom 11 Review

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, G. John Chase and Kieran O'Rourke as we talk all things WrestleKingdom 11! Breaking down every match, we look at the finer aspects of a tremendous show, as well as dish out criticism where needed, and take your feedback on the big event. Talking six star ratings, the utter greatness of Hiroshi Tanahashi, the growth of Tetsuya Naito, underused talent, the impending rise of the Juniors and much more, we look at all things New Japan, as SCG kicks off 2017 with a bang!

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Dec 21, 2016

SCG Radio #107 - The 2016 Christmas Show

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, Kieran O'Rourke, Luke Edwards and Matt Holt for the 2016 Christmas Show! With festive joy and yuletide cheer abound, we take to the mailbag for your Year End Awards and general topics of discussion! Talking everything from WWE's UK Title and the World of Sport return to most embarrassing moments as a fan, overlooked storylines, the diamonds of 2016, favourite pieces of merchandise, least favourite wrestlers ever, an overview of the product today and going forward and the main pitfalls, as well as plenty of fun banter about the panel's interactions in the world of wrestling. In addition, we toss out a few predictions for the year ahead and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wherever you are across the world!

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Dec 1, 2016

SCG Radio #106 - The Monday Night War in December 1998

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we tackle December 1998 in our Monday Night War Timeline series! Talking all the big stories in WCW and WWF during this month with notes from the Observer and Torch Newsletters of the time, we break down ever Raw, Nitro and PPV. We talk all about Kevin Nash ending Goldberg's streak at Starrcade, Ric Flair stealing every show he's on, Eric Bischoff announces a landmark deal with NBC, the rise of DX and Mankind in Steve Austin's absence, fuck finishes galore, the awkward use of Shawn Michaels, Sexual Chocolate bringing the ratings, all the facts and figures of the month, as well as a breakdown of where things stand when evaluating 1998 as a whole. The final cap on 1998 in our series, and we promise it's a good one!

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