Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke, as they discuss favourite wrestlers that you soured on! Taking your nominations, we discuss individuals that were once thought of in high regard, but for whatever reason have fallen from grace in the eyes of you, the loyal listeners, and us around the oaken table. Names such as Mick Foley, Matt Hardy, Jim Ross, Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar, The Rock, Sting, Jake Roberts, Rob Van Dam, Seth Rollins, Ric Flair and Zack Ryder all get discussed, as well as many other to boot. A very fun show this week, check it out!
Join Liam O'Rourke, G. John Chase, Kieran O'Rourke and Karl Jones for THE 100TH EPISODE! This week, SCG Radio attempts to determine the four individuals who best suit the lofty honour or being carved into our theoretical Mount Rushmore of All-Around performers. Judging on criteria ranging from in-ring work, promos, effectiveness, versatility, drawing power, historical significance and many other measures of influence, we break down a litany of candidates, including Arn Anderson, Bret Hart, Eddie Guerrero, Randy Savage, The Rock, Kurt Angle, Terry Funk, Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, John Cena and many many more. As always, we have your takes on why people should or should not reach the mountain top, and have a blast doing it. A big thank you to everybody who has supported SCG Radio since it's beginning, enjoy the show!
Join Liam O'Rourke, G. John Chase and Kieran O'Rourke, as they return to their booking committee format to tackle the WWF in 1993! Talking all the problems facing the company as a time of decline, the team debate the best way to use Hulk Hogan, decide whether to go with Bret or run with somebody else as the company leader, and book all the major shows leading to WrestleMania X in 1994! And as always, we take your comments and opinions on what you felt should have been done. So with roster depth an issue and an industry-wide decline going on, are the SCG crew able to steady the ship? Does the Lex Express ride again? Listen in and let us know!
Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, G. John Chase and Kieran O'Rourke as we take a walk through the gutters and discuss all manner of debauchery inside the wrestling business! Running through the highlights of the notorious "Sleaze Thread" a decade after it's creation, we debate the validity of some ridiculous tales - did Jimmy Valiant lie beneath the glass ceiling? Did Randy Savage really do the dirty with Stephanie McMahon? And what of these questionable antics by people in power? Tammy Sytch, the Von Erichs and "Ernie" are prominently featured. An entertaining show, check out the seedy underbelly of pro wrestling...allegedly!
Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke, as they tackle October 1998 in the Monday Night War Timeline! With inside notes from the Wrestling Observer Newsletters of the time, we talk a crucial month in the War, with topics ranging from a disaster at the Halloween Havoc PPV, Hogan seeing Warrior in the mirror and an awful match to boot, Austin gets "fired", and he and Vince McMahon churn out classic stuff, The Rock's push stalls, Scott Hall continues to spiral, Chris Jericho's feud with Goldberg gets squashed, Vader Time is over, Eddie Guerrero gets a new stable, and WCW forms a plan that looks like certain doom. With fascinating facts, figures and dropped plans discussed, this show covers every Raw, Nitro and PPV of the month. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke for the latest installment of the Monday Night War Timeline! Talking every Raw, Nitro and PPV from September 1998, complete with inside news and notes from the Wrestling Observer Newsletters of the time, we look at all the top issues and stories, including Ric Flair's illustrious return to WCW and the reformation of The Four Horsemen, the meteoric rise of The Rock, the complete shambles is WCW backstage, the diabolical Hogan/Warrior feud, Steve Austin rides a zamboni, Scott Hall's issues with booze get televised, the worst commentary showing of all time, and WWF makes a play for WCW's "biggest" star. With all the facts, figures and little known plans, a really fun show this week - check it out!
We're back in court! Join us as the Prosecution of Liam O'Rourke and Karl Jones face the Defence team of Luke Edwards and Matt Holt, as Judge Chase presides over The Trial of The Undertaker! Both Taker and WWE are up on the charge of Misrepresentation of Stature, and Fraud in overstating his success and impact on WWE. We take your "witness statements" on the charge, and debate the first Decade of Destruction, the Biker/Deadman Part Deux years, as well as his time as a Special Attraction with his famed WrestleMania streak. A debate that covers every facet of Undertaker's WWE career, this was a tremendously spirited debate, check it out!
Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke, as we discuss the Best and Worst Debuts in Wrestling History! Talking all about the introductions that intrigued or underwhelmed you most, we take your nominations and cover the lofty highs provided by the debuts of Chris Jericho, Kane, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tazz, The Undertaker, The Radicalz, Mankind, Phantasio (!), Sean O'Haire and many more. But fear not, we also cover the staggering lows gifted us by the Shockmaster, Mordecai, Glacier, Seven, Bret Hart in WCW, DDP in the WWF, ROCKABILLY, Tensai and numerous others. A fun show this week, as we banter about some of the most fun memories wrestling provides - check it out!
Join Liam O'Rourke, G. John Chase, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke, as we discuss your contrarian opinions! Discussing takes that go against the grain of conventional opinion, we discuss a wide variety of topics this week - is Ric Flair a routine man with an elevated reputation? Is Shawn Michaels merely "solid"? We cover a wide number of your views on Lucha Underground and intergender wrestling, Steve Austin's heel run, Rob Van Dam, Bob Backlund, William Regal, Umaga, Tyson Vs. Austin, criticisms of Finn Balor and Sasha Banks, a debate on modern in-ring styles and a litany of other issues. With a ton more on the way next week in Part 2, this one was a great deal of fun, check it out!
Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones, Kieran O'Rourke and Matt Holt as we debate the Most Useless Tag Team or Stable in Wrestling History! Taking your nominations, we look at the utter dross that has stunk up rings, such as stables like The Cabinet, The League of Nations, The Million Dollar Corporation, S.E.X, The Truth Commission, D.O.A, The First Family, The Union, The Mean Street Posse, X-Factor and The No Limit Soldiers, and tag teams such as the Harris Boys, The Bolsheviks, The Bushwhackers, The New Blackjacks, The Young Stallions, Lo Down, The Brothers of Destruction and yes, Viscera and Charlie Haas. Listen in as we engage in a race to the bottom, and decide who deserves this thorny crown!