May 5, 2019

SCG Radio #151 - The Monday Night War in Jan and Feb 2000

Join Liam O'Rourke, G. John Chase and Kieran O'Rourke as we return to the Monday Night War Timeline to discuss January and February 2000! Covering every Raw, Nitro and PPV of the period, complete with notes from the insider newsletters of the time, we break down all the big angles and stories, including the ousting of WCW head writer Vince Russo, the attempted replacement of Kevin Sullivan and subsequent mutiny, the Radicalz entry to the WWF, the debut of Tazz, the sudden ascension of Too Cool, WCW behavioural issues with Scott Steiner and Scott Hall, Hulk Hogan being a prick, The Rock being incredible, Cactus Jack's last stand, the greatness of Kurt Angle, THAT ten man tag, a megapush for Sid and the Harris Boys, some fascinating ratings statistics, and much much more. A lot of fun this week, check it out!

Apr 11, 2019

SCG Radio #150 - NXT Takeover New York and WrestleMania 35

Join Liam O'Rourke, Kieran O'Rourke and....G. John Chase (!) as we talk all about the biggest weekend of the year in pro wrestling, covering NXT TakeOver: New York and WrestleMania 35! Breaking down all the matches, the outcomes, the big issues surrounding the shows and the promotion in general, we discuss Kofi Kingston's rise to prominence, the absolute greatness of NXT, formatting a seven hour show, the first women's Mania main event, Velveteen Dream ruling the world, Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole's brilliance, major defeats for Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey, and title changes galore. We also dip into some brief thoughts on the G1 Supercard, a true tale of two shows wrapped into one. A lot of fun and a great way to cap off Mania week, check it out!

Apr 4, 2019

SCG Radio #149 - The Best and Worst WrestleMania Builds Ever

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we discuss the Best and Worst WrestleMania Builds Ever! Taking your nominations and feedback, we discuss the standout hype jobs on either end of the spectrum, from the dizzying highs of WrestleMania 14, 5 and 3, to the horrifying lows of 9, 11, 31 and 18, and even the creamy middles that stood out to you such as 20, 21, 17 and 8, we look at all the hot angles and promos going in, break down the make up of what makes a great build that stands the test of time, and look at the issues WWE was dealing with in each instance. A really fun show and a great way to celebrate Mania week - check it out!

Mar 1, 2019

SCG Radio #148 - 5 For 5 - Episode 1

Introducing a new concept for SCG: 5 For 5! Reviewing five matches that were given the lofty five star rating from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, we talk about all the things that makes the performers, the matches and wrestling in general, the greatest thing since an egg-white omelette. In the debut episode, we look at Jerry Lawler Vs. Terry Funk from 1981 (the match that launched the five star system), Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr Vs. Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen from 1984, Ric Flair Vs. Ricky Steamboat from Chi-Town Rumble in 1989, Mitsuharu Misawa Vs. Jumbo Tsuruta from 1990, as well as Shawn Michaels Vs. Undertaker from Hell In A Cell, at Badd Blood 1997. A stacked show breaking down and analysing what made these classics classics, with a ton of analysis and lessons learned along the way. Let us know what you think!

Feb 19, 2019

SCG Radio #147 - The Monday Night War in December 1999

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we return to the Monday Night War Timeline, covering December 1999! Talking all the big stories of the month and covering every Raw and Nitro, Armageddon and Starrcade, we break down all the big topics of the month, including the heel turn of Stephanie McMahon, Vince Russo bringing the Montreal Screwjob and nWo 2000 to his vision of WCW, the latest with L. Brent Bozell III and the PTC starting a war with the WWF, Vince McMahon blows up at Chris Jericho backstage, WCW begins a showdown with Standards and Practices, as well as all the facts, figures and backstage gossip from the insider newsletters of the time. A blast as always, check it out and let us know what you think!

Jan 30, 2019

SCG Radio #146 - NXT Takeover Pheonix, 2019 Royal Rumble and Beyond

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as they discuss NXT Takeover, the 2019 Royal Rumble and discuss the immediate future of WWE on the road to WrestleMania 35! Breaking down the big stories of NXT, such as the dynamic hindering Tommaso Ciampa and Aleister Black, the greatness of Johnny Gargano and the immediate future of the top angle, before diving into the match-by-match of the Royal Rumble with some hideous booking, mind-boggling decisions, a Brock Lesnar tour de force, a tirade on the Women's Royal Rumble, issues with WWE trying to deal with the modern audience, and Seth Rollins' big victory, and finally giving a wide-angle lens look at what things look like for WrestleMania and the problems with the proposed addition of Charlotte to the headline Rousey Vs. Lynch match. A lot of fun discussion this week, check it out!

Jan 11, 2019

SCG Radio #145 - Wrestle Kingdom 13 and All Elite Wrestling

Happy New Year! Join Liam O'Rourke and Karl Jones as they break down Wrestle Kingdom 13, talking all the matches, the winners and losers, the greatness of Hiroshi Tanahashi, Switchblade as top heel, issues with the show, the outlook on the future and the big stories coming from the landmark event. From there, they discuss the apparent departure of Kenny Omega and the Elite, the impact it has, and the possibilities behind All Elite Wrestling. A look at the rally, the roster and whispers around the television deal are gone into, as the insanity of 2019 begins in grand fashion. A fun show, check it out and let us know what you think!

Dec 22, 2018

SCG Radio #144 - The 2018 Christmas Show

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, Kieran O'Rourke and Matt Holt for the 2018 SCG Radio Christmas Show! In our annual free format spectacular we're taking your mailbag questions, taking The Great UKFF Survey, as well as announcing the winner of our giveaway for a copy of Liam's award-winning biography on "Crazy Like A Fox - The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later". 

On the show we're talking all about favourite wrestlers, matches and promos, moments we loved and hated wrestling the most, favourite shows we've attended, as well as talking WrestleKingdom on January 4th, modern WWE, cheesiest use of music in WWF history, the new XFL, Marty Jannetty's ankle, the movies we're looking forward to the most next year, All Elite Wrestling, WCW's last chance and much, much more. A fun show, check it out, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Nov 30, 2018

SCG Radio #143 - Room 101 Pay-Per-Views and TV Shows

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we return to our Room 101 series to discuss Pay-Per-View and episodes of wrestling television! Taking your nominations, we debate whether or not a series of events deserve to be banished to oblivion, including One Night Stand 2006, Starrcade 1997, Uncensored 1999, Great American Bash 2004, TNA Lockdown 2007, WWE Crown Jewel and Evolution, Halloween Havoc 1995, In Your House 4, the WCW Simulcast and ECW Invasion episodes of Raw from 2001 and many many more. A very fun show, check it out and let us know what you think!

Nov 14, 2018

SCG Radio #142 - The Monday Night War in November 1999

We're back (at last)! Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we break down November 1999 in our Monday Night War Timeline! Talking every Raw and Nitro, Survivor Series and Mayhem, complete with backstage news and notes from the Observer and Torch Newsletters of the time, we tackle every big story of the month, including Steve Austin's career-threatening neck injury, a shameless Survivor Series bait-and-switch, Test & Stephanie's wedding, the debut of Oklahoma and Seven on one side compared to Kurt Angle on the other, mind-numbing television on Nitro with amateur hour every hour, Bret Hart becomes WCW Champion, HHH finally starting to feel like a main eventer and Kevin Nash exposed as being utterly awful in every way. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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