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Close To The Mark: A Pro Wrestling Podcast
60 minutes | Aug 19, 2018
The SummerSlam Preview Show
Corey and Charles run down the card for the Biggest Party of the Summer and give their predictions and desires for tonight's major WWE pay-per-view extravaganza.
59 minutes | Aug 19, 2018
What Happened to the Hot Tag?
Corey and Charles talk about the advantages and disadvantages of being part of a tag team vs being a singles star in WWE and why green talents could benefit from time in a tag team, and why Vince doesn't put as much stock in building team identities in the reality era.
118 minutes | Aug 12, 2018
The Harbingers of Failure
Corey and Charles are back with another Close To The Mark wrestling podcast talking the week in sports entertainment worldwide including the G1 in New Japan, the ROH-NJPW MSG Supershow, the last week before SummerSlam, the Mae Young, All In, and even some Dragon Ball Z. Don't miss it!
176 minutes | Jul 29, 2018
The Final Boss of Wrestling Podcasts
Corey and Charles are back to discuss what's going on in pro wrestling, from Japan to our own backyard. We have a special guest, Adam Helms, promoter of Battleground Championship Wrestling here to tell us about their big event August 18th in Summerville, South Carolina. Head to Facebook and Twitter to follow us and BCW and come out to the event to see Big Game James defend his championship against Mikael Judas and meet your illustrious show hosts live! We also talk G1, our own tournament, and babyfaces and heels vs "One against all" booking. Our best episode yet -- or at least our best ever wrestling rant, so check it out!
96 minutes | Jul 22, 2018
Theme Tournament Special!
A solo episode of Close To The Mark as Charles is on his own to talk about the #CTTMWTT, the wrestling theme tournament taking place live on Facebook and Twitter to decide who has the greatest theme song of all time. Round 1 is over and we reveal all the winners and losers and discuss the future of this year's competition and fan contests as well as ideas for the future! Listen, subscribe and follow, enter, vote, and win!
205 minutes | Jul 15, 2018
Extreme Rules Livecast
An audio recording of our Facebook Live simulcast of Extreme Rules. This is a very different recording than our usual podcast, likely to be a unique episode, but we'll be back with the wrestling week in review next Sunday!
117 minutes | Jul 8, 2018
The Week In Sports Entertainment
Corey and Charles are back with a Sunday show again! We talk about the UFC pay-per-view (and that surprise appearance by Brock Lesnar) and the rest of the week in sports entertainment, if you agree that the whole post-fight angle was a work or think it was a shoot. We also recap Raw and SmackDown, 205 Live, NXT and talk about the Close To The Mark Wrestling Theme Tournament happening now on Twitter and Facebook!
118 minutes | Jul 3, 2018
The Week In Wrestling: July 1
Finally....Corey and Charles....are BACK in the studioooo! We show up a few days later than usual but we brought backup, with our buddy James calling into the show to discuss his Hall of Pain fandom and current WWE. And the Entrance Theme Tournament is live with the first round going on on Facebook and Twitter!
119 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
The Week In Wrestling: Elation and Frustration
Corey and Charles discuss Raw, Smackdown, 205Live, NXT, and even a little New Japan and CMLL. There's some joy, some laughter, and some pain...actually, the Smackdown recap has a lot of anger being vented. Tune in and find out why this show went off the rails for a while and what we thought of the week in wrestling.
59 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
Money In The Bank Review
Corey and Charles cover the Money In The Bank Pay-Per-View. It was a 3 out of 5 show, we were 7 out of 9 on predictions, but do you agree with our highs and lows?
66 minutes | Jun 20, 2018
Money in the Bank: A Prognostication
Corey and Charles run down the card for Money In The Bank, make our predictions, and speculate on the real estate and cellular purchases of The Bludgeon Brothers.
113 minutes | Jun 20, 2018
Dominion, Takeover, and The Legend of Dan Matha (7 🌟 Episode)
Corey and Charles talk about NJPW's Dominion PPV, NXT Takeover Chicago, and dog Dan Matha some more. We respect you for real though, Dan. 6'7", 293 pounds. You're a beast.
118 minutes | Jun 3, 2018
The Week in Wrestling, or We Learn It Stands for Closetothe Mark Punk
Corey and Charles are back with episode six, in a week where not much happened and our big stories in the world of wrestling take place largely outside the ring. We do manage to cover the big matches on Raw, SmackDown, 205 Live and NXT as well as the CM Punk court case, the Cena-Bella relationship angle, and an extended guest segment with caller Rusty who we had a blast talking with.
50 minutes | Jun 2, 2018
The Inferno Match
Corey and Charles invite several guests on to the show for our own version of the Hot Ones hot sauce challenge, but we dial it up to 11... And then to 14. Spoilers, your hosts are left standing tall.
111 minutes | May 27, 2018
The Week in Wrestling, or How We Forgot The Subtitle We Said We'd Use
Corey and Charles recap the big news of the week as we return to the Close to the Mark Podcast's weekly schedule. We talk the Raw and SmackDown TV deals, the shows this week and setup for Money in the Bank, as well as NXT, 205 Live, New Japan and more. It's the best sports entertainment podcast in the world so listen and preach the word.
98 minutes | May 13, 2018
Commas in the Bank
Corey and Charles are still trying to make a living with this wrestling podcast. This episode we talk about Raw, SmackDown, NXT, 205 Live, and a bit of New Japan Dontaku. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to send us you thoughts!
59 minutes | May 13, 2018
Backlash, A National Tragedy
Corey and Charles talk Backlash. We're very sorry it happened, and we have no idea where we're going from here.
148 minutes | May 6, 2018
Backlash and Lashley's Back...but what's his entrance theme?
Another pro wrestling discussion from Corey and Charles. This week we recap WWE Raw, SmackDown, NXT, 205 live. We also chat about the usage of Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey, we preview the Backlash pay-per-view, and discuss the entrance themes of Cedric Alexander and others. Intro 0:00 First Half Raw Recap 6:51 Raw Recap Wrap-Up 25:37 SmackDown NXT 205 Live 50:50 Backlash Preview 1:29:10 Zeroing In, Brock and Ronda 2:07:09 Bonus Call with Ray 2:28:18
107 minutes | Apr 29, 2018
SNES Super Greatest Royal Rumble
Our second episode, and greatest ever! This podcast takes no L's. Corey and Charles are back to discuss the Greatest Royal Rumble and other goings-on in the world of pro wrestling. Email your thoughts to email@example.com.
91 minutes | Apr 19, 2018
The Kick-Off Show
Our first episode on the Close to the Mark Podcast. We appreciate you giving it a listen! Show starts at 0:30 We discuss the Superstar Shakeup, and our second segment on that and wrap-up starts at 20:38. The Problem with Roman Reigns starts at 43:47. Tune in next week for the Resurrection of Dolph Ziggler. Share your thoughts and ideas by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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