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99 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
#20 Empty Arena Wrestling + AAA Invading New York 9.15.2019
Heres a rundown of what we discuss this episode: - Wrestling has been moved, postponed and outright canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 - AEW Dynamite debutants & should the show have happened? - Mutterings about All Japan working with WWE to potentially form the long-rumored NXT Japan. #thanksihateit - Pro Wrestling Illustrated names AJ Styles, the Wrestler of the Decade for the 2010s. #embracedebate And finally, we review: Lucha Libre AAA Invading New York, from the Hulu Theater on Sep 15, 2019.
106 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
#19 AEW, Champion Carnival + WCW Clash of The Champions 19
Your favorite sporadic wrestling podcast is back! This episode was recorded on February 22. We talk about AEW, specifically the incredible babyface run Cody Rhodes is on. We discuss the Champion Carnival participants, debutants, likely winners, and the injury potentially keeping out one of the tournament favorites. Then we review WCW Clash Of The Champions 19 from summer 1992, featuring Jushin Thunder Liger, Bryan Pullman, Steve Austin, The Steiners, Rick Rude, Steve Williams and more! Strap in for some talk about good old wrasslin, and an NWA tag team tournament.
120 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
#18 Wrestling Awards 2019
Our 2019 award show is here! Doc & DJM give out accolades for the following categories: News Story Of The Year Most Improved Tag Team Of The Year (Top 3) Female Wrestler Of The Year (Top 5) Male Wrestler Of The Year (Top 5) Match Of The Year (Top 5) Happy end of 2019! And here's hoping 2020 gives us just as much good grapps.
106 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
#17 AEW Dynamite Review, CM Punk + Makai Episode 54 12.21.2018 Review
Doc attended the Dynamite show in Nashville TN, and here he gives his thoughts on the live show. Then, he and DJM discuss the return of CM Punk to WWE. How do they feel about that? What could the future hold? Spoilers: not wrestling. Finally, the boys review Episode 54 of Makai, an extremely unique wrestling promotion that more people should check out.
100 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
#16 WWE Japan, New Japan USA + WRESTLE-1 WRESTLE WARS 03.21.2019
This episode we talk: NJPW USA WWE attempting to buy STARDOM and NOAH Busihroad buying STARDOM and what that may mean for the joshi scene The new week in American wrestling And then we review Keiji Mutoh's WRESTLE-1 promotion, specifically the WRESTLE WARS show from March 21, 2019!
110 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
#15 Anthem Buys AXS, CMLL/ROH News + NOAH Destiny 2005
We're back to talk wrestling news from around the world and review one of the greatest shows of all time! News Anthem buys AXS American wrestling television week G1 moving to the fall next year Ultimo Dragon joins Dragon Gate ROH/CMLL comings and goings Ikemen Jiro too WWE? AJPW Royal Road fallout Then we review NOAH's classic Destiny show from 2005 in the Tokyo Dome! Music “Fujimi no Ereki Man” by The High Lows "Grand Sword" by Osamu Suzuki
86 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
#14 Wednesday Night Wars, Injury Scares + BASARA 03.21.2019
Doc & DJM talk news and do some fantasy booking in this week's episode before reviewing BASARA # 91 from 03.21.2019. The main event is currently free on YouTube! Music: “Fujimi no Ereki Man” by The High Lows “Sokko ROCK ON TRIBUTE (ORIGINAL)” by NG HEAD, TAKE-T, ARM STRONG
91 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
#13 Harley Race, Wrestling Wars + PWG 200
Grappleicious is back to talk about July's wrestling news and review PWG's 200th episode! Music: “Fujimi no Ereki Man” by The High Lows AAW Trey Miguel Theme
86 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
#12 Jun Akiyama Steps Down, State of AEW + Dragon Gate Truth Gate 02-10-19
With Kobe World on everyone's minds, Doc & DJM finally dive into Dragon Gate! They take a look at the Truth Gate Show from 02.10.19 featuring PAC vs Kzy in a MOTY contender. There's also a whole bunch of topical topics including: Jun Akiyama stepping down as AJPW president NXT possibly on FS1 The state of AEW New Japan possibly souring on their ROH partnership Chris Charlton vs TV Asahi and more! Music: “Fujimi no Ereki Man” by The High Lows "Sterness" Jun Akiyama NOAH theme
66 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
#11 Bischoff, Heyman, Rollins + G1
WE'RE BACK! But we're not he only ones: Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman have come back into all our lives as WWE Executive Directors of Smackdown and Raw respectively. Doc & DJM sound off about the decisions to bring these guys in, how much power they think they'll have, what it may mean for Raw and Smackdown, and more. Then, the boys dissect the Seth Rollins Twitter kerfuffle before moving on to talk about the most prestigious tournament in wrestling, 2019 G1 Climax. Who will win and who will impress? Find out what Doc & DJM are predicting on this eleventh installment of Grappleicious!! Music: “Fujimi no Ereki Man” by The High Lows "I'm Back" by WWE
104 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
#10 AEW Double Or Nothing
For our tenth episode, Doc & DJM had to discuss what the wrestling world has been buzzing about: AEW's Double Or Nothing show from May 25 in Las Vegas. The boys talk about big picture and small details as they break down AEW's first ever PPV and how they felt about it. Then, as always, they cover a few headlines, including: The Best of Super Junior tournament El Phantasmo's "heel tactics" Title change in STARDOM King of DDT tournament winner IMPACT ups and downs Music "Cyberhero Disco" by Fearofdark "Kingdom" by Downstait
102 minutes | May 14, 2019
#9 Champion Carnival Thoughts, Stardom, BOSJ Talk + All Japan Dream Power Series 3.19.19
Doc & DJM are reunited in a bumper episode of Grappleicious with plenty of topics to discuss including: Champion Carnival discussion STARDOM title change The "Toni Storm Thing" Best Of The Super Juniors preview (ish) Okada vs Jericho The passing of Silver King MUCH MUCH MORE After talking about the latest news, the boys review All Japan's Dream Power Series Show from Korakuen Hall on March 19, 2019. Other Notes Jake Lee vs Suwama Champion Carnival Night 13 NJPW Time's Up Video Shakespeare In The Squared Circle Firefly Funhouse Music "Cyberhero Disco" by Fearofdark " Quartet in F Major, K. 370: I. Allegro " by Mozart Zeus's Theme Music from AJPW
17 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
#8 AEW Real News & Fakes News, G1 + ROH Tag Feud
Doc is away on assignment, so DJM provides a brief, solo news episode so that it won't be too long between full Grappleicious joints. News: G1 Dallas talent announcement Leva Bates signs with AEW Gallows + Anderson WWE status Tag title program in ROH Music: "Cyberhero Disco" by Fearofdark "Raging Against the Dying of the Light Blues in 7/8" by Frost*
77 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
#7 John Oliver, Visa Problems + OTT Homecoming 2 Review
On our seventh episode, Doc peddles his (true) conspiracy theory about wrestling visa issues, DJM rants on "puro weebs", and both boys lavish praise on The Kings of The North. News items: John Oliver's wrestling episode Dragon Gate visa issues re: WrestleCon KUSHIDA signs for NXT Michael Elgin contract not renewed Jim Ross signs big money deal for AEW The show review this week was for Ireland's Over The Top Wrestling's "Homecoming 2" show from February 17, 2019. Listen to find out why it gets a double thumbs up from Doc & DJM. Music: Fearofdark "Cyberhero Disco"
82 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
#6 NJPW U.S. Expansion + David Starr vs Sinclair & Wrestle Kingdom 9 Review
On the sixth episode of Grappleicious, DJM & Doc come in hot discussing David Starr's promo on Sinclair Broadcasting, ROH and Jay Lethal NJPW's U.S. expansion woes The review this week is of an absolute classic puro show, Wrestle Kingdom 9 from Tokyo Dome. Music Fearofdark "Cyberdisco Hero" Joan Jett "Do You Wanna Touch Me?"
92 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
#5 Liger's Retirement, Puro Tournaments + ROH Final Battle 2005 Review
On this episode Doc & DJM discuss a bit of news, preview The New Japan Cup and All Japan's Champion Carnival, and top it all off with a review of ROH Final Battle 2005, which has possible the greatest double main event ever. This episode's headlines include: Jushin Thunder Liger's retirement RIP King Kong Bundy AEW & IMPACT signings Doc is very very excited about puroresu tournaments, so he has a lot to say about The Cup and The Carnival. Who do the boys see making surprise runs? Who do they see winning? Who do they think has a good chance of winning that would disappoint them if they did? Also, DJM has loads of fun showing Doc "his era" of ROH, and Doc is very very into Kenta now! Music Fearofdark "Cyberdisco Hero" Sum 41 "Grab The Devil By The Horns" 弘妃由実 " 怒りの獣神 "
52 minutes | Mar 2, 2019
#4 NJPW Cuttrhoat Era + Kenny Omega Thoughts
Doc is riding solo this week to bring you a full plate of wrestling news. DJM will return for Episode 5! On this episode, Doc discusses: Jay White's title win and the booking surrounding it Kota Ibushi's NJPW deal Kenny Omega's Meltzer Interview Young Bucks Sporting News interview Young Lions looking set for excursion And more! No review this episode, but DJM and Doc will take an in-depth look at Ring Of Honor Final Battle 2005 next time. Please tolerate Doc's first solo outing! Music Fearofdark "Cyberdisco Hero" Yonosuke Kitamura "Switchblade"
90 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
#3 Double Or Nothing News, AEW Rumors + PROGRESS Chapter 76 "Hello Wembley!" Review
In our first segment on this edition of Grappleicious, Doc & DJM talk through mostly AEW-related wrestling news: new signing, the Double Or Nothing card, and rumored, potential signings. We also discuss the best possible landing spot for Katsuya Kitamura, who should replace Kenny and Hangman in the G1, Doc's match of the month and more! Our second segment is a review of PROGRESS Chapter 76 "Hello Wembley!" the biggest indy wrestling show held in England in over a decade. We talk about why we love Walter, the glorious Thunderbastard match, and Eddie Dennis making us feel things. Music Fearofdark "Cyberdisco Hero" Run The Jewels "Close Your Eyes And Meow To Fluff (Geoff Barrow Remix)"
100 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
#2 ROH News, AEW Wishlist + Impact Wrestling Slammiversary XVI 7.22.18 Review
There's a full plate of news this week! Doc & DJM discuss: ROH news good and bad IMPACT's departures from creative NJPW rumors The Netpro Wrestling Awards DDT's full Judgment card So Much More! We also review IMPACT Slammiversary XVI from July 2018. Join us to find out who we think should be made ROH champ, Twitter questions, and a whole lot more! Music Fearofdark "Cyberdisco Hero" Jimmy Hart "American Made"
66 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
#1 NJPW Goings & Comings + DDT Maji Manji Super 1.3.2019 Review
WELCOME WRESTLING FANS OF ALL STRIPES, to a brand new wrestling podcast, Grappleicious! Doc & DJM are here to being you news and insights on all the latest happens from pro wrestling around the world as well as reviews of individual wrestling shows past and present. On this inaugural edition of the pod, we discuss: Kenny Omega's (apparent) departure from NJPW KUSHIDA's (actual) departure from NJPW All Elite Wrestling news of all sorts STRONGHEARTS news And a whole lot more! We also review DDT's 1.3.2019 Maji Manji Super show from Korakuen Hall, which was a really solid show! Join us as DJM reveals his favorite match from 2018, Doc gets turned onto Dragon Gate, and so much more on this first episode of GRAPPLEICIOUS! Music: Fearofdark "Cyberdisco Hero" MISIA " Into The Light"
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