116 minutes | Apr 17th 2019

LTSSP 006 - Let Us Tell You Something, Brother! (About WrestleMania, Among Other Things)

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Tommy and Shwaggers have their first special guest (Todd Geritz) to talk about the new era of wrestling. They go all in on WrestleMania 35 with Todd's deep knowledge of the WWE and discuss some of the issues surrounding the league - and also why it's still a whole lot of fun. They also deep-dive into the NBA playoffs, the NHL playoffs, fighting in hockey, Tiger Woods, NFL player moves, Leonard Fournette's suspended license, Puig, the AAF folding, and the signs of trouble brewing on the Lakers. All that plus a hilarious lightning round involving very ugly wrestlers and jerseys!00:44 We’re having our first guest, Todd Geritz01:23 Tommy Says Sorry02:56 Shout out to our potential sponsors03:56 Congrats Tiger Woods!05:38 Tiger did some messed up stuff06:06 Do athletes get too much tabloid attention?07:33 In the 90s Jordan had like 12 side chicks09:02 Kucherov situation / Tampa Bay Lightning12:39 NHL Refs are getting bigger and stronger13:28 Is Russell Wilson ever going to leave the Seahawks?14:29 Justin’s take on Pete Carroll16:11 Ben McAdoo16:44 What’s up with halftime shows?17:38 Seahawks have a built-in advantage18:24 Chris Hogan to the Panthers19:15 Ty Montgomery to the Jets / are they gonna be good?21:48 Leonard Fournette arrested for driving on a suspended license24:05 This is the best time of year for sports24:23 Puig fighting all the Pirates26:42 Mariners on top of the league27:27 Play Moneyball29:37 Padres in first / Machado’s doing well in the regular season31:26 The Bucks are absolutely demolishing the Pistons33:43 The weird Lakers of the Steve Nash era34:48 The NBA is not in the era of the center anymore37:34 Do the Clippers stand a chance against the Warriors?39:09 Nets beat the 76ers in Game 1 / wow …40:41 You can’t be a regular season darling and win a championship42:10 Spurs beat Denver / look out for the Spurs in the post-season!42:54 Celtics beating Pacers / should they go to the Eastern Conference Finals?46:30 Raptors lost a game to the Magic - what gives?49:50 Todd Geritz joins us on the podcast to talk about the WWE / WrestleMania 35 !50:25 It was a very, very long event and people were stranded until 4 am52:55 John Cena’s appearance54:47 Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy / Bautista vs Triple H55:39 Kurt Angle’s retirement / maybe he deserved better57:26 McMahon’s odd match-up that was a great spectacle59:18 The McMahon’s have a really really weird family01:00:15 The different eras of the WWE / we’re now in a PG-era01:01:46 Wrestlers and health care and the lack thereof / the John Oliver piece01:02:20 The rise of the XFL yet again - will it take?01:03:39 The real-life tragedies to wrestlers that have happened due to the WWE01:05:27 The push to unionize wrestlers01:08:14 Chyna is in the WWE Hall of Fame posthumously01:10:00 McMahon tends to train wreck storylines01:10:53 Brock Lesnar’s fight vs Seth Rollins and the wild wild promo of Paul Heyman01:11:50 The extremely controversial ending of Rousey / Charlotte Flair / Becky Lynch’s ending01:14:55 Does Ronda know how to ‘turn off’?01:16:33 It looked like Ronda may have actually gotten hurt01:18:42 Roman Reigns and the bigger guys - can they get hurt more easily?01:20:04 Roman’s battle with leukemia / the problem with him being Vince McMahon’s guy01:22:40 This was some of the most money ever generated at a WrestleMania01:24:03 Do the wrestlers get paid more?01:25:10 Wrestling is just non-stop for the wrestlers01:26:35 Wrestling isn’t wrestling - or is it? / is wrestling a sport01:27:45 The suspension of disbelief while watching the storylines and/or dodgy camera work
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