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Joe versus the World
129 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Joe Versus the World #91: WWF 1997, Part 4 (04/22/2020)
Joe vs the World returns to celebrate its 15th Anniversary! Joe and Justin Shapiro reunite to finish looking back at 1997 WWF, which means we cover...[checks notes]...Montreal. Yikes. Still, we also look at the first Hell in a Cell, it's gotta be the debut of Kane, Vince hassles a widow, the formation of the New Age Outlaws, Rick Rude making the rounds, and oh so much more. Two plus hours of info and laughs! Whether you listened 15 years ago or this is your first episode, thank YOU!
56 minutes | Dec 31, 2018
Joe Versus the World #90: A Predilection for Predictions 2: The Predictioning (12/31/2018)
51 minutes | Jan 8, 2018
Joe Versus the World #89: A Predilection for Predictions! (01/08/2018)
Joe is back for a very special solo show, as he reads off predictions for 2018 submitted by listeners and some of the biggest pundits out there. Will Daniel Bryan wrestle again? Will the Bullet Club show happen? Will Joe bring the Podmass back (no). And Joe gets in on the fun with 5 big predictions of his own. 50 minutes of futuristic fun!
93 minutes | Dec 14, 2017
Joe Versus the World #88: WWF 1997, Part 3 (12/13/2017)
It’s a Christmas Miracle! Joe Gagne and Justin Shapiro return to recap some 1997 WWF (well, once Justin remembers who Joe is). A lot to cover in this episode, including backstage fights, Steve Austin gets crippled, Kane is (eventually) coming, a Sid eulogy, Michael Cole: voice of a generation, light heavyweight inaction, Gang Warz, failed contests, and much much more! 90 minutes of pulse pounding audio
108 minutes | Apr 29, 2016
Joe Versus the World #87: We Heart Pro Wrestling part 2 (04/29/2016)
Joe closes out his big decade celebration by continuing the We Heart Pro Wrestling series and asks seven more people: What's your favorite match of all time? Hear about War Games, lucha, and so much more. Over 100 minutes of Pro Wrestling Love!
119 minutes | Apr 28, 2016
Joe Versus the World #86: favorite matches, part 1
Joe has an important question: What's your favorite match of all time? And he asked it to a bunch of his friends, guests new and old. Hear about Kenta Kobashi, a Royal Rumble, and even the Nasty Boys! Two hours of pro wrestling love!
142 minutes | Apr 27, 2016
Joe Versus the World #85: more GWF
One of the most popular Joe Vs. The World episodes was #49, as Rob Naylor and David Bixenspan did a deep dive on the Global Wrestling Federation. Well, with any successful endeavor, you slap on a few extras and rerelease it! So we all dive into the Global Wrestling Federation, just what it was, the roster, and all the wacky gimmicks. There are also a lot of tangents. A lot. The whole show is basically one big tangent. Rob coughs a lot. He also goes to McDonald's at one point. This all goes over 2 hours. I'm sorry and you're welcome.
121 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Joe Versus the World #84: WrestleMania XXIV to XXXII
Joe is joined by Justin Shapiro & Matt Feuerstein for part 4 of the epic History of WrestleMania series. The lads cover Manias 29-32, with topics including the end of Rock/Cena, being at Mania live, the series finale of Daniel Bryan, that Undertaker guy losing, the trouble with Roman Reigns, Shane McMahon: badass, more trouble with Roman Reigns, and so much more. We all kind of lose our minds during the 32 recap. 2 hours of majestic Mania talk!
89 minutes | Apr 25, 2016
Joe Versus the World #83: WWF 1997, Part 2
The tenth anniversary of Joe Vs. The World kicks off with a return to the WWF in 1997. Joe and Justin look at some great TV and medicore PPV's, the Vader hostage situation, the real Sunday Night Heat, Light bulb jokes, wrestlers who care, shoot interviews, Sunny Days, tag partners feuding, and glorious, glorious puns. An action packed 90 minutes to kick off the celebration!
102 minutes | Dec 11, 2015
Joe Versus the World #82: WWF 1997, Part 1
Joe vs. the World is back! Joe and Justin do a deep dive into 1997, and this show is packed! Shotgun Saturday Night, the Alamo Dome, Raw goes 2 hours, a new title, ECW invades, and the best match in company history. Also, calling up Paul, wondering if old babysitters still watch the product, grappling with attending TLC, Joe nearly chokes on his cherry Pepsi, Justin flushes a toilet, and so much more. Lost your smile? This show will give you something to listen to while you look for it!
113 minutes | Sep 23, 2015
Joe Versus the World #81: WWF 1996, Part 4
Joe Vs. The World returns! Joe (Gagne) and Justin (Shapiro) reunite to power through the final quarter of WWF 1996. They cover it all: guns, driveway brawls, a poetry reading (yes), struggling to think up some Survivor Series team names, John Stewart can book the Royal Rumble, SID stabs Bret Hart, Jake Roberts real revenge on Jerry Lawler, seeding the Karate Fighters tournament, and so much more. Plus the beginning rumbling of the JVSTW 10th anniversary! Nearly two hours of power just for you!
78 minutes | Jul 3, 2015
Joe Versus the World #80: Eddie Gilbert in 1990 USWA (feed fix)
Joe Vs. The World returns with a very special episode! Dylan Hales joins Joe to recap Hotstuff Eddie Gilbert's run in the USWA in 1990. You've seen or heard about Eddie running over Jerry Lawler with a car, but we dive into all of the angles, interviews, and matches that went along with it, as well as the disappointing end. Also featuring appearances from Kowabunga the Ninja Turtle, MC Jammer, and the New Kids!
80 minutes | Apr 15, 2015
Joe Versus the World #79: WWF 1996, Part 3
Joe Versus the World is BACK! Justin Shapiro joins Joe to review the third quarter of the WWF in 1996. Honestly, not a lot happened in-ring, but there are plenty of shenanigans to cover, including a cavalcade of new stars, lawsuits, diminishing buyrates, a little thing called the New World Order, weekly PPV's,the history of the Boiler Room Brawl, a battle of public transportation, coffee as a plot device, what’s gotten into Kurt Angle's pizza, an update on our Civil War podcast, and much much more. We somehow went for 80 minutes
104 minutes | Dec 4, 2014
Joe Versus the World #78: WWF 1996, Part 2
At last! The endless 1990’s WWF project returns with part two of our look at 1996. The Curtain Call! Austin 3:16! The Godwinns! Plus Jerry Lawler goes to Hell, figuring out podcast continuity, baseball hats, awful matches, the nadir of WWF tag wrestling, IYIHOP, where the hell will Wrestlemania be in Boston, and an extensive discussion of the time a fan punched Randy Orton in the nuts. Somehow this went 100 minutes. Enjoy!
61 minutes | Sep 30, 2014
Joe Versus the World #77: Hey Joe (Way down to Mexico way)
Joe vs the World returns! We talk to the Cubs Fan, fresh off his trip to Mexico to see some lucha libre! We talk the big CMLL Anniversary show, Atlantis vs. Ultimo Guerrero and the atmosphere, the rest of the card and the current state of CMLL. Plus a rundown of the lucha ballot for the WON HOF, a brief history of Ninja Turtles in lucha, Cubs gets called into the AAA Principals office, trying to make sense of Lucha Underground, lunch with Flamita, and a man named TACKLE. An hour of power coming right at ya!
95 minutes | Sep 10, 2014
Joe Versus the World #76: WON HOF
Joe vs. the World is back, and we're here to talk the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame! I'm joined by newly appointed voter Dylan Hales as we run down the ballot, go over new candidates, and discuss who's on the chopping block. Plus why I'm like Charlie Brown (one of many reasons, anyway), why Akira Taue is like Mick Foley, why lucha voters can't get their act together, and much much much more! An illuminating and entertaining 90 minutes of audio goodness! #voteforcaras!
79 minutes | Jul 31, 2014
Joe Versus the World #75: Developmental Heaven/Hell
Joe vs. the World returns! This week, we're joined by Dylan Hales of the Wrestling Culture podcast, as we run down the entire NXT roster. We go from A(drian Neville) to Z(ayn, Sami) and decide who stays, who gets called up, and who gets cut, plus thoughts on incoming talent, and who we would sign. Plus Bull Dempsey on Hey Dude!, what the hell are the Ascension?, nobody likes CJ Parker, and much much more! Over an hour of podcast power!
106 minutes | May 8, 2014
Joe Versus the World #74: WWF 1996, January to March
Amidst a sea of audio problems, Joe and Justin return to continue their trek through 90's WWF! The cover the first three months of 1996 and still manage to go for a hundred minutes. Steve Austin! Mick Foley! JBL! None of whom are called by those names! Plus the Raw Bowl, Billionaire Ted, Supersock, and lots more we didn't make up. Plus learn the origins of Justin's name and why Joe is like Mudhoney! A labor intensive 100 minutes as we close out the New Generation!
111 minutes | Nov 22, 2013
Joe Versus the World #73: WWF 1995 Part 2
What? Joe and Justin back already! The duo return to break down the back half of 1995, and topics include a little something called the Monday Night Wars, Justin home repair show for the WWE Network, Jacknife Mercy (your new favorite band), Real Estate Glen, Ryback's morning show, more singing than necessary, and Justin rebooks the Wild Card match for Survivor Series 1995. Almost 2 hours of awesome!
122 minutes | Oct 10, 2013
Joe Versus the World #72: WWF 1995 Part 1
At last! We've had some audio problems, but that doesn't stop Joe and Justin from their recapping duties. The first six months of the WWF in 1995 are covered, including fundamental changes affecting the WWE today, more about Fairly Legal than necessary, monthly PPV's, actors in character on WWF programming, Undertaker as a cereal mascot, and Joe and Justin fight to prevent the Tekwar! Over 2 hours of audio power!
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