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!

Sep 11, 2018

SCG Radio #141 - Dissecting ALL IN

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as they discuss the biggest independent wrestling show of all time - All In! A week removed from the hoopla and hyperbole of the moment, the crew takes to the Oaken Table to not only review the show, the performers and the totality of the night, but a wider look at what the show really means for professional wrestling, and the perspectives that need to be used going forward. A really fun show talking about an extremely unique event, check it out!

Aug 25, 2018

SCG Radio #140 - NXT TakeOver Brooklyn, Summerslam 2018 and Beyond

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as they break down NXT TakeOver Brooklyn, WWE Summerslam 2018 and Beyond! Breaking down every match, every angle and the current vibe of the product, the crew looks at what feels like it's working and what doesn't, the best performances, stars and pitfalls, modern day booking, as well as diving into sidebar topics such as the Dave Meltzer/Peyton Royce controversy, Hulk Hogan's views on brotherhood, ITV's World of Sport and much more. A fun show, check it out!

Jul 10, 2018

SCG Radio #139 - Rebooking WCW in July 1998

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, Luke Edwards and Kieran O'Rourke, as they attempt their loftiest Rebooking show yet, this time WCW in July 1998! Tackling all the major issues of the time, the panel looks to hash out a plan to tackle the rising momentum of the WWF, one week following Goldberg's title win at the Georgia Dome. What happens to the nWo, and how do we deal with Hulk Hogan? Who on the enormous roster do we cut? Who do we push? What happens to the titles? What major matches do we build for Starrcade 1998? In addition, we have suggestions from you, the loyal listeners, on what you'd have done to keep the ship on track. An entertaining and thought-provoking show as always, check it out!

Jun 17, 2018

SCG Radio #138 - The Monday Night War in October 1999

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke for the latest in our Monday Night War Timeline series, this time covering October 1999! Talking every Raw, Nitro and PPV of the month with backstage notes from the Observer and Torch Newsletters of the time, we break down every major story, including the shocking defection of WWF lead writer Vince Russo to WCW, all the fallout and implications of Russo's first WCW television shows, IC Champion Jeff Jarrett makes the jump as well after a huge conflict with Jim Ross when his contract expires the day before No Mercy, "real life" politics used on air in storylines with Hulk Hogan laying down for Sting at Halloween Havoc, Ric Flair gets benched, Bret Hart and Chris Benoit do battle in the famed Owen Hart Tribute match, the Hardyz and Edge and Christian tear the house down in a landmark ladder match, the WWF continues to struggle with depth on the heel side, and both sides air some hideous angles. This, and all the facts, figures, ratings and gossip you know and love - check it out and let us know what you think!

Jun 4, 2018

SCG Radio #137 - The Monday Night War in September 1999

SCG Radio returns this week to the Monday Night War Timeline, covering September 1999! Running down every Raw, Nitro and PPV of the month with backstage news notes from the Observer and Torch newsletters of the time, we tackle every major story, including the firing of Eric Bischoff as Executive Vice President, Vince McMahon returning from a six week retirement to become WWF World Champion, the shocking signing of Taz to the WWF, the heel turn of Sting, Shawn Michaels being sent home for pissing off the wrong guy, Triple H being booked shockingly poorly, illogical booking, nonsensical television and crazy backstage politics. As always, we have all the facts, figures and ratings to provide the ultimate insight on a fascinating period - check it out!

May 23, 2018

SCG Radio #136 - The Monday Night War in August 1999

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we return to the Monday Night War Timeline to talk August 1999! Covering every Raw, Nitro and PPV of the month, complete with notes from the Observer and Torch Newsletters of the time, we discuss every big story there is, including controversy around Steve Austin and the Summerslam main event, the awkward crowning of a new WWF Champion, WCW's dipping into the 2's for Nitro ratings, Bischoff pissing money away on KISS, Hulk Hogan returning to the red and yellow, the final (yet still awful) Road Wild PPV, Raven walking out on WCW, the WWF debut and fast demotion of Chris Jericho, Sid "Millenium Man" Vicious dominating Nitro, and all of the insane backstage politics, facts and figures you've come to know and love from the Timeline. Check it out and let us know what you think!

May 13, 2018

SCG Radio #135 - The Worst Turns in Wrestling History

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we debate the Worst Turns in Wrestling History! Taking nominations from you, the loyal listeners (!), we discuss everything from the obvious and glaring candidates, such as Steve Austin at WrestleMania X7, Rikishi doing it for The Rock, Goldberg at GAB 2000 and the disasterous Hogan/Flair double-turn of 1999, to the personal and obscure choice that have plauged your wrestling fandom, including Tatanka joining the Million Dollar Corporation, Dusty Rhodes joining the nWo, Eugene's two week stint as the hateable special needs grappler, Heel Godfather from 2002, Ahmed Johnson joining the Nation before being booted out weeks later, Brother Bruti becoming The Butcher, "Nature Boy" AJ Styles, Michael Cole and so many more. A fun show as always, let us know what you think!

Apr 16, 2018

SCG Radio #134 - WrestleMania 34 Weekend and Beyond

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we discuss WrestleMania 34 Weekend and Beyond! Covering all the big topics of discussion from the biggest weekend of the year in pro wrestling, we discuss all things NXT TakeOver New Orleans and Mania itself, looking at Ronda Rousey's blowaway debut match, mind-boggling decision, a crowd that needs to look in the mirror, the fate of Daniel Bryan, the ongoing trials and tribulations of Roman Reigns, and some spectacular rants at The Undertaker, Paige and yes, the crowd the night after WrestleMania on Raw. Breaking down the show to its pro and cons, big picture and nuances, check it out and let us know what you think!

Apr 4, 2018

SCG Radio #133 - 2002 By The Quarter: Part 1

Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, G. John Chase and Kieran O'Rourke for the first in a four part series, dubbed "2002 By The Quarter". Looking at an extremely turbulent year in the WWF/WWE, we first break down January to March, hitting all the big talking points and breaking them down, discussing the return of Triple H as the top babyface, the debut of the New World Order, the struggling Undisputed Title run of Chris Jericho, WrestleMania X8 and the bizarre dynamic the company found themselves in, the growing discontent of Steve Austin and the launch of the Brand Extension, featuring the first ever WWF Draft show. All this and more within the space of three months, and of course we have comments from you, the loyal listeners! Check it out and let us know what you think!

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