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The Hammerlock Hangover
118 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
E53: Haircuts at Chippendales
This week, the boys recap the WWE Draft 2021, what surprised them? What didn't? Plus, a discussion on Seth Rollins' home invasion and where it lands on the long list of home invasions in wrestling. Also, with NXT's rebranding, we've been introduced to a plethora of different characters; Jeff breaks down his thoughts on Bron Breakker, Harland, Von Wagoner, and more. In our AEW Dynamite Review, Steve raves over Serena Deeb's new attitude, the boys compare expectations over the booking of Adam Page's return to those of WWE bookings, and ponder how Tony Khan can have a "big announcement" without actually showing up. All this, plus wrestling ratings, news and why an 8 year old boy can be caught up in he magic that is Brutus Beefcake.
119 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
E52: Don't Trust Fuego Del Sol
On this episode, Jeff and Steve deep dive into the REAL reason the ropes broke under Finn Balor at the end of WWE Extreme Rules. In another Hammerlock Hangover EXCLUSIVE, we break down the legendary force that helped The Tribal Chief retain his WWE Universal Title. We heap praise on WWE Raw and the booking of Lashley, The Hurt Business and The New Day. In our AEW Review, we discuss how hardcore Arn Anderson is, why Double A talks a big game but hasn't backed it up recently, share mixed reviews on Sammy Guevara vs Miro, why Sammy shouldn't trust Fuego Del Sol, put over MJF (again) while discussing if he buried Darby in the promo game, and give concrete proof on why Moxley is not a draw. Us WWE Draft predictions, the latest wrestling news, and another update on Lanny Poffo vs Jeff.
159 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
E51: You Call This Extreme?
This week, Jeff and Steve recap the last week of wrestling by doing a partial watch-along to WWE Extreme Rules. How good was the show and why is it Extreme Rules when only one match is "EXTREME?" Is Bianca Bel Air truly buried? We discuss Roman Reigns wearing a mask when entering the WWE Universe. And, our thoughts on all the shenanigans at the end of Roman vs Finn Balor. We also cover AEW Dynamite: Grandslam and bring you some perspective from inside the arena. Was Kenny Omega vs Bryan Danielson really an "instant classic?" We discuss why the match, the card order and the ratings fell short. Plus, why did Brian Pillman Jr. come out looking like Tony The Tiger to a match in which he's supposed to avenge his family? How did Steve will Arn Anderson to fall off the apron? Is Cody Rhodes turning heel, or are AEW fans turning on Cody? CM Punk exposes more than his legs, and an argument ensures on how "gangsta" Santana and Ortiz are. If that wasn't enough, we also run down some latest news on wrestling injuries, a few open wrestling related lawsuits, our thoughts on "Bearcat" Keith Lee, is Fox angry with WWE? and Dark Side of the Ring discussion regarding the Ric Flair, Tommy Dreamer and Kanyon. Finally, we provide an update on "The Genius" Lanny Poffo's pursuit of Jeff's girlfriend in Ecuador. Yes, you read that right. Enjoy!
151 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
E50: That's a Good Head!
This episode celebrates our 50th episode! We discuss Big E's epic WWE Championship win, was this hot-shot'd or long term booking? We love on the In-Dex Wedding. Steve describes his adventures in Newark, NJ as he attends AEW Dynamite Live and compares the Prudential Center to the "Kmart of Sports Arenas." Jeff opines on why NXT 2.0 is missing the mark, and we speculate as to why no one wants to acknowledge Rick Steiner by name in WWE. In our AEW review, Steve raves about about Will Hobbs' booking, while Jeff brings him back down to Earth; why this Newark show was disappointing if you went live; and we give some predictions on next week's Grand Slam show in NYC. Plus, thoughts on Jake Atlas taking a break, Bronson Reed and Big Damo's visa concerns, and we fantasy book Al Snow and Head in Baywatch!
137 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
E49: Is Lanny Poffo About To Steal My Girlfriend?
This week's episode Jeff and Steve bring you their reactions to one of the best professional wrestling PPVs in a while, AEW All Out. We discuss the epic debuts of Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, and Ruby Soho; what worked and what could've been better? Are AEW and WWE REALLY in competition if WWE is selling diversity and family programming and AEW is not? The boys also speculate on why guys like guys like Kevin Owens and Finn Balor would leave WWE for AEW. We talk about Triple H and his cardiac event, and in a Hammerlock Hangover EXCLUSIVE we tell you what REALLY happened to him and how Stephanie is involved. And if that wasn't enough, we bring you a story about how "The Genius" Lanny Poffo is potentially stealing Jeff's girlfriend.
115 minutes | Sep 4, 2021
E48: The One Where They Compare NWA 73 to the GTS
This week, Jeff catches Steve up on the week of wrestling after living "off the grid for a week." They delve into the shocking death of WCW and TNA star Daffney. The wrestling world reacts to raise awareness to mental illness and Karl Anderson takes the opportunity to dropkick WWE. NWA Empowerrr and NWA 73 are reviewed, including why is Ric Flair celebrating with a common man like Trevor Murdoch? Speaking of Ric Flair, we chop up his promo on loving WWE at an NWA show. Plus, AEW Predictions, why Cincinnati is a horrible town (Moxley related), and why Steve loves Nia and Charlotte shooting.
112 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
E47: The Punk Bump
On this episode, Jeff and Steve discuss the long awaited debut of CM Punk on AEW, his impact on wrestling, and what to expect. Also, how AEW dropped the ball with their latest episode of Dynamite, why is Malakai Black scared of Lee Johnson? We compare Arn Anderson to Mr. Miyagi; Kazarian single handedly runs off a World Champion and his three cronies, and explain why Jon Moxley cuts promos in the hallway. We also review WWE Summerslam 2021, discuss our favorite matches, and break down the good, the bad, and the ugly from WWE's 2nd biggest show of the year. We break down Becky Lynch's return; is she a heel? Did Becky bury Bianca Belair? We recap Brock Lesnar's return to face off against Roman Reigns; is Brock a babyface now? What does Paul Heyman do? We chop up wrestling news including some COVID impacts on NJPW and WWE; lots of ROH injuries, and WWE settles Saudi Arabia lawsuits. Also, we explain why Eva Marie should have slapped Doudrop harder, Steve breaks out in laugher over Reggie from St. Louis, and Jeff gets yelled at by his girlfriend. Lots of laughs and good times! Take a listen and enjoy!
154 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
E46: CM Punk Quit 3 Months Ago?
The boys are joined by Drew Yari to review the week in wrestling. From the debut of Rampage to the possible retirement match of Jericho, to AAA Triplemania & NJPW Resurgence, to ratings, NXT & Lilly, it’s all covered. The three of us give our WWE SummerSlam & Takeover predictions. The continuing Hook Goldberg debate rages on. Doudrop in and listen!
134 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
E45: Psycho Clown, The Carefully Placed Bear
This episode dives into Keith Lee's YouTube video elaborating the health issues that kept him out of action for months, and Mia Yim's sacrifice to care for him. Reviewing AEW, we talk about all the possibilities heading into Omega vs Christian on Rampage, how does Christian get 2 World Title opportunities, or maybe not? Will Omega lose most of his championships this weekend? We temper the hype on Dante Martin and Danny Garcia. Compare Dynamite to WCW Thunder and give Rampage predictions. While reviewing WWE, we welcome Randy Orton and his porn 'stache back, give thoughts on the future of RKBro, show immense gratitude to Baron Corbin's latest struggles, and why Rhea vs Nikki missed. Plus, other wrestling news including who's Psycho Clown? Why do bears need to be carefully placed? Should Ric Flair return to in-ring action? And, which mask do we book Bronson Reed into this week? Tap in for fun times!
120 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
E44: Bronson Fiend
Episode 44 finds Jeff and Steve arguing about the value of several recent WWE Releases, most notably Bray Wyatt and Ric Flair. Did Bray get a raw deal or had he already reached his pinnacle? And, what great idea does Steve have in store for Bronson Reed, and his REAL thoughts on why he was let go? Jeff rants on why WWE is "stupid." We compare the NXT In-Dex storyline to Dirty Dancing. Plus, other wrestling news and dumb wrestling tweets/takes!
91 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
E43: AEW Dynamite Review 8/4/21
On this special bonus episode of HH, Jeff and Steve are reunited for an episode of unPOPULAR Review to recap an episode of AEW Dynamite. How well has Malakai Black been booked? Where did we get a time machine to watch Jericho vs Juventud Guerrera? How big is Jon Moxley's head? All this, AEW Rankings, and lots of fun!
111 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
E42: Jeff, The One Man Gang
In an impromptu solo effort, Jeff meanders through Fyter Fest 2 through Fight for the Fallen, and everything in between. Can he stay on point without Steve? Let's find out!
80 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
E41: Feeling Kross'd
This week Jeff and Steve drop an early pod to discuss WWE Money in the Bank and Monday Night Raw Results. Steve pokes holes into Jeff's beliefs on Karrion Kross and his overall feelings on Raw being a miserable show. Jeff also shares his "excitement" for the return of Goldberg.
141 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
E40: I'll Be Your Andy Kaufman
This week, Jeff gets into Twitter trouble after criticizing the first entrant into NWA's Empowerrrrrrrrr Women's Invitational. We deep dive into the drama and set the record straight. Also, after passing away earlier this week, we look back at Mr. Wonderful's legacy. Plus, the boys run down the WWE Money in the Bank card and give predictions, argue over Goldberg vs Lashley, and review the last week in wrestling.
168 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
E39: Crusty Bread
This week, the boys discuss the AEW debut of Malakai Black/Tommy End (or whatever his name is now). Steve trashes the selling of his eye, while Jeff loves on it. Is a Cody burial next for Black? They review AEW Dyna... Errr, I mean Road Rager as Jeff schools you on why the Bucks match was garbage, we compare Moxley to crusty bread, and the boys disagree on Britt Baker's promo. Plus, NXT Great American Bash thoughts, Jimmy Uso gets arrested, and who's the impending MITB winner? All this, and Jeff regales us on his Twitter beef with NWA.
151 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
E38: Best Tag Teams
With WWE dropping their Top 50 WWE Tag Teams list this week, Jeff and Steve decided to discuss who are the best tag teams in wrestling. Who made the list, who didn't, and who placed better than others? Also, we quickly chat about recent releases, the latest developments on all the major weekly wrestling shows, Jeff gives a review of Salina De La Renta's jammies, and Great American Bash predictions.
123 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
E37: Poor Judgement
This week the boys spend a bulk of the time talking about the news of WWE hiring a writer that knows nothing about wrestling, what skills are needed for writing, and the importance of diversity. We also hear about Jeff's hard times while attempting to order wrestling tees from WWE, AEW and ROH. Plus, other wrestling news, AEW Dynamite recap, and more!
108 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
E36: WWE Raw Review 6/21/2021
This special episode is a simulcast of a recent unPOPULAR Review Show Jeff & Steve Co-hosted. In it, they review the June 21st, 2021 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. You'll hear their thoughts on Nikki Cross' new superhero gimmick, Piper Niven gets a name, reviews of Riddle, RKO and the build to Money in te Bank.
116 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
E35: Moonshine and Swampy
This week the guys review the Takeover talking points. Joe is back. Kross is a heel. LA Knight is a star. We distinguish southern from swampy-moonshine-voodoo-inbred and argue about Eva Marie. Andrade fizzles even outside AEW; appropriate amount of AEW criticism; ratings, news, and fun. Oh... and WWE Hell in a Cell predictions.
131 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
E34: Rode Them Roads
This week's episode is full of potpourri as Jeff and Steve discuss a myriad of wrestling hot topics in a lackluster week of wrestling results. Topics include two startling resignations from pro wrestling, two recent WWE Releases signing with the competition, NXT Takeover: In Your House predictions, the latest ratings, and why Cameron Grimes should be called up o he Main Roster.
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