112 minutes | May 5, 2015
The Main Event #101
It's a Fatal Four Way at PAYBACK and Sami Zayn makes his WWE Main Roster debut from Montreal! We've got the 101st episode of the Main Event with Token Tom Clark, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe. We're moving towards WWE Payback and this week's RAW from Montreal was...dare I say...AWESOME? Or at least the screaming eagles in the crowd there thought it was. Steve Mesa and I have an awesome guest for you this week. He's from Ronin Pro Wrestling and is one-third of Three Equally Charming Heterosexuals, Trevor Read. Trevor's got a show in Florida this weekend to tell us about, as well as his unique insight into the world of pro wrestling. He's worth a listen! RAW hit on most all cylinders this week, without a doubt. a refreshing change from the ho hum meh of the past few weeks, heck, since the third hour of the post Wrestlemania 31 RAW. We'll tell you where it shined for most of the three hours and where it slightly dipped for all of one match. From Seth Rollins' mouth, to Kane's push and on to John Cena putting over Sami Zayn like the Champ he is, RAW was a fun show, even though Ryback talked too much. And did we mention Sami Zayn was on the show?
92 minutes | Apr 28, 2015
The Main Event #100
Who will be the next King of the Ring? And it's now a 3 way dance at Payback after Roman Reigns and Randy Orton get the opportunity to meet the WWE World Heavyweight champion, Seth Rollins after a landslide vote on the WWE App. This is the 100th episode of the Main Event with Token Tom Clark, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe. Token Tom and his co-host, Steve Mesa, are hot on the heels of a solid RAW, which was much better than recent offerings and, dare I say it, better than Extreme Rules? At least Ryback got a split lip, allowing us to see more blood on RAW than we did at the PPV. With us only 3 weeks away from the next WWE PPV event, Payback, the creative gears haven't wasted any time setting up our next big WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. We'll see Roman Reigns and Randy Orton alongside Seth Rollins and now it looks like Ryback and Bray Wyatt will have a feeding frenzy, as well. But the scariest thing regards our darling Daniel Bryan's injuries that have taken him off the road. Might we see the end of D Bry? Token Tom hopes so, and it's only because he fears for the safety of the man that we all love so much. But we're not all about RAW, oh no. It's been a busy week for wrestling, so that means we have a ton to talk about on this landmark 100th episode. First off, we lost a legend in Verne Gagne and we'll be talking about his legacy. Billy Corrigan, the musician formerly involved with Resistance Pro in Chicago has now attached himself to TNA. Sara Del Rey takes kudos for her work at the performance center and House of Hardcore is taping in Toronto. Regional promotions have started going to war with NXT over their booking practices. Is it just smart booking or is NXT trying to kill the indies?
83 minutes | Apr 27, 2015
The Main Event – Post-WWE Extreme Rules Edition 2015
This Main Event special edition is all about an RKO out of nowhere that sent the WWE's Extreme Rules PPV home, as Seth Rollins retained his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against The Viper Randy Orton. Well, not all about just that. All in all, Extreme Rules 2015 edition was an up and down affair, and should have been called WHIPLASH in honor of the movie that tested your endurance for "rushing and dragging." It wasn't a bad Pay Per View, but it wasn't great, either folks. It was a night where a few big spots seemed to redeem some matches that were otherwise boring and bloodless. We're short an editor in chief this time around, as the typical host of the PPV recaps is busy moving into his brand new house. With this in mind, the regular Main Event team of Token Tom Clark & Steve Mesa are here to fill you in on the follow up to Wrestlemania 31. Wait, I'm sorry. That's WWE 2K15 United States Champion, Steve Mesa. Then there is Daniel Bryan, whose absence had the greatest effect on Extreme Rules. His injury absence from the PPV moved the card around, gave Neville a PPV win over Bad News Barrett and allowed the tag teams to show off on the card instead of the kick off match. What does this say about the future of Daniel Bryan in the WWE. Should he retire? Token Tom thinks so and he'll explain why. And, of course, we'll go over our PPV forecast, made last week on the regular Main Event with Science Fiction dot com's Ben Silverio. Token Tom pushes Steve to become a Japanese wrestling bookie after he matches Dolphins1925 in his predictions. What has happened to the once infallible Dolphins1925? Is the WWE feeding him incorrect information? Has he become part of the WWE juggernaut, feeding us most of the truth?
113 minutes | Apr 21, 2015
The Main Event #99
Can you believe we're up to the 99th episode of The Main Event with Token Tom Clark, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe? I can't, but we are there so let's roll with it, shall we? With this penultimate episode before we hit the milestone of 100, we're going home to Extreme Rules as WWE RAW tightens things up for us as we head into the post WrestleMania PPV. To help us out on our predictions for Extreme Rules, we've enlisted a regular guest on the show, Ben Silverio, head writer from ScienceFiction.com and host of his own entertainment podcast, POST CREDITS. Ben shares his opinions of Superman (why not!), the matches on the card and the unextremeness of a PPV called Extreme Rules. But that's not all. Yours truly and our co-host, WWE2K15 United States Champ, Steve Mesa, have all the news and discussion on everything that has happened in pro wrestling the past week from RAW to the banning of the Curb Stomp finisher to Tazz leaving TNA and to GFW hitting the ballparks. Somebody please tell why are people drudging back up the conspiracy theories behind the Chris Benoit tragedy? We'll address that, as well, without holding back. Plus we've got Ring of Honor talk, NXT's traveling show that is coming to my neck of the woods in May and Mick Foley's comedy special that will be appearing on the WWE Network. 99 episodes in and we're not slowing down one bit! The Main Event with Token Tom and Steve Mesa, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe and you can only hear it on This Is Infamous Radio!
100 minutes | Apr 14, 2015
The Main Event #98
It's the 98th episode of the Main Event with Token Tom Clark, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe. We're banning RKO's as we get closer to Extreme Rules and a milestone for our podcast here, as we near our 100th entry into the annals of pro wrestling. This week is a wee bit special in its own right, regardless. We've got RAW to talk about, indy shenanigans and a whole lot more with Token Tom and Steve Mesa. Now, as we started recording the show this week, Steve was is in a Mortal Kombat tournament. As Scorpion. So, this week, for the first half of the show, we welcome back to the Main Event one of our favorite guests, he's from Between The Ropes, Michael A Wiseman. We'll talk about RAW and more with Mike, including a topic that has now become a rather sensitive subject. You see, I hate to inform you all, but wrestling isn't sports, in fact it isn't "real," according to some. Yes, that shadow still looms across pro wrestling to this day. So, according to some, it shouldn't be covered in the national mainstream media. After seeing an article criticizing ESPN for covering WrestleMania, Michael A. Wiseman wrote a piece on this for Between the Ropes last week and it caught my eye. And I'm with Mr. Wiseman on this, sharing the mindset that, yeah we know what the "E" in WWE stands for, but I also know it is SPORTS Entertainment.
100 minutes | Apr 7, 2015
The Main Event #97
We're up to the 97th Episode of the Main Event with Token Tom, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe. This week your hosts, Token Tom Clark and the WWE 2K15 United States Champion, Steve Mesa, have a ton to talk about from RAW to AJ Lee to the Daniel Bryan Syndrome and more. In fact, it's so much to talk about, we had to bring Scott Fishman back to the show to get in on the action. Scott is a contributor to the Miami Herald and has joined us previously on The Main Event, providing his unique insight into the world of professional wrestling. RAW this week wasn't bad, and though the matches looked like the same old same old on paper, it was the way the story was told that made it entertaining. Action packed throughout the night with entertaining promos from the likes of the Prime Time Players and New Day. But it was two matches in particular that made Tom and Steve has that old Miller Light argument over which was better. Did Rollins vs. Neville taste great or was Cena vs. Stardust less filling? We'll let you decide. The coolest Chuck Taylors ever made are gone from the WWE, folks, as we all know, hanging up in a locker. AJ Lee has accomplished much in her short wrestling career, and her retirement is going to have an effect on the WWE Divas division. Not only o Steve and Tom get into her accomplishments and what she meant to women's wrestling, Scott Fishman also provides us with his comments on AJ's impact on the WWE and what the future might hold for her. Justin Roberts made some interesting allegations last week regarding the Ultimate Warrior and the Hall of Fame. Tom and Steve question if former WWE announcers should be burning as many bridges as they have appeared to have recently. Between Roberts and Josh Matthews, what is going on with the disgruntled announcers and should they be so bitter? We also revisit an article Tom wrote last week, wherein he theorizes why many journalists are biased to Daniel Bryan and how that, in turn, influences our opinion of the WWE product as a whole. Does the Daniel Bryan Syndrome exist and is there a way to avoid falling into its trap? The indy promotions light up this time of year as they all produce their own WrestleManias. We'll talk about two in particular, NWA Ring Warriors and their upcoming show in Florida, and New York's Squared Circle Wrestling's recent Living On The Edge 10. The latter was not without some controversy regarding the WWE, and we'll get into why this promotion, in particular,
101 minutes | Mar 31, 2015
The Main Event #96
Coming in hot on the heels of WrestleMania 31 and the post Mania WWE RAW, you've got the 96th episode of The Main Event with Token Tom, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe. First and foremost, Steve Mesa is back in the co-pilot's seat and is on board to share with us all his personal WrestleMania experience, as he was in San Jose for the Showcase of the Immortals. We've also got Josh Brunsting from Criterion Cast joining us in a pre-RAW segment, following up on WrestleMania 31, providing us with his unique insight into wrestling and the Show of Shows. Steve had quite the adventure while out in California, taking in NXT, the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, WrestleMania and RAW. And did we mention he also took second place in the WWE 2K15 video game tournament? That would be cool, if hadn't been the defending champion. Maybe next year Steve can turn in his Money in the Bank briefcase for a rematch? You can catch the video of his match below. And is that Steve with Sami Zayn? I think it is. Then there was the RAW after WrestleMania, traditionally a hot show, and it started out exactly in that manner, with some brash critics prematurely calling it the best RAW ever. That was until the last hour, when it fell apart and instead of delivering a KO punch, went out with an unsatisfied whimper. Why? What happened? Was it the "new" announce team instated after Brock Lesnar's rampage (rest in peace Michael Cole's show)? Was it the crowd, which had been on fire all night until it degraded into misogynic and vulgar chants? Or was it the booking, which had been stellar and well paced until the final hour? We'll go over all the contributing factors that caused RAW to implode before its 3 hour course had run.
102 minutes | Mar 29, 2015
The Main Event Post-WrestleMania 31 Edition
WrestleMania 31 has come and gone, but that doesn't mean it's over! The Main Event Special Edition is here to get into the nitty gritty of a memorable card that some are calling the best WrestleMania in recent history, from start to fantastic finish. Billy Donnelly was at the Showcase of the Immortals in San Jose, so your normal Main Event host, Token Tom Clark (me!), is in the captain's chair. This time around. I'm joined by fellow This Is Infamous staffer and wrestling writing peer, the writing rambler himself, Larry Gallagher. Together we're going to dig deep into the most memorable card that I can recall watching in some time, and we're not alone in that assessment. But why was it so good, when the build up to it was panned, and ripe with public outcry? It would seem this is a clear case of the game outperforming the hype. It may have been a rocky road there, but we got to it and it was best WWE experience in some time. From the kick-off to The Rock to Seth Rollins finally making good on his promise to cash in the Money In The Bank contract and win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WrestleMania 31 was one for the ages. Bray Wyatt became the 2 in 22-1 in his effort to usurp the Undertaker's reign, Daniel Bryan won the Intercontinental championship, John Cena brought the United states Championship back to where it belongs, in the arms of a patriot. And don't think we forgot regular co-host, Steve Mesa. Kudos to him for taking second place in the WWE 2K15 Path of the Warrior DLC & 2K Tournament, #RKOOuttaNowhere! All this and more as Larry and I review WrestleMania 31, and you can only hear it on The Main Event. The most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the in universe.
113 minutes | Mar 24, 2015
The Main Event #95
The 95th episode of The Main Event with Token Tom Clark and Steve Mesa, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe, is going home to WrestleMania 31 this week! We've got so much to talk about and so little time to do it in, so let's get into the little details of what you can expect in this week's show, shall we? Since WrestleMania is in California, we felt it would be awesome to change things up this week with our special guest. We've invited actor, writer and producer Dan Abramovici (BEN'S AT HOME) to join us and he is a pure wrestling fan, through and through. He'll help us make our WrestleMania predictions and talk about his life long love affair with the squared circle. Typically the path to WrestleMania is chock full of news and things happening as people start their pilgrimage to the venue. Yet this road to WrestleMania has been as bumpy as the pothole ridden highways of the north east. The news this week is bittersweet, too, centering on the in ring death of Mexican worker Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, aka Hijo del Perro Aquayo. We'll talk that and how it affects everyone involved from Rey Mysterio to Konnan to us as fans. And of course the Go Home RAW happened, a fun and exciting show up until the last half hour when things were under whelming, to say the least. We'll tell you why, as soon as Steve and I stop fighting over the Yu Gi Oh binder. Not sure what I'm talking about? Then you didn't see the last 30 seconds of RAW. The Main Event with Token Tom, your source for all your sports entertainment talk. The most infamous podcast in the universe. And you can only hear it on This Is Infamous Radio.
79 minutes | Mar 17, 2015
The Main Event #94
Saint Patricks Day shenanigans are afoot as the Main Event goes green this week with the 94th episode of The Main Event with Token Tom Clark, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe. We're less than two weeks away from the show of shows, the 31st WrestleMania, which means Token Tom and his co-host Steve Mesa have a ton to talk about this week as we all get ourselves ready for our favorite sports entertainment event of the year. We'll talk about RAW and the how the main event picture is shaping up for WrestleMania. The shadow of Sting hangs over the Authority as they try to play Randy Orton for a fool, and the WWE Universe loves the Vigilante on his decade long quest for redemption against HHH. Token Tom, however, isn't quite as excited for Sting's return. But is that an indication that he's still a Sting fan, or anti-fan? And what's up with 4 actual matches in 3 hours, once again contributing to the fatigue factor of watching RAW? Is the WWE being sexist by making an "Interspecies" tag match? What does this have to say about the lone woman in the match? NXT will be making their debut as part of your WrestleMania experience this year, selling out San Jose University in less than two hours. What does this say about WWE's influence on how you spend your money at WrestleMania? We'll revisit an article Tom wrote last week on This Is Infamous on the subject and get more in depth on how the WWE might be the death of the indy wrestling scene. That's not all! Tom and Steve gab about everything in between, too, from indy shows we saw over the weekend to Max Landis' hilarious WRESTLING ISN'T WRESTLING video. The Main Event, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe, and you can only hear it on This Is Infamous Radio...
129 minutes | Mar 10, 2015
The Main Event #93
This week, on the 93rd episode of the Main Event with Token Tom Clark, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe, we've got a ton to talk about. In our longest episode ever, we give you over 2 hours of talk on the biggest news in the world of pro wrestling. Token Tom and co-host Steve Mesa have some things to say, and so do their guests this week, literally from around the world. Of course we'll talk about this week's RAW, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. RAW seemed to have a different production mindset this week, that was obvious if you paid attention. With nine matches throughout the night, they really picked up steam heading to WrestleMania, but did any one care when we got to the climax of the night, Randy Orton's belated face turn? Should this have happened weeks ago? We'll answer that and more as we get into not only Randy Orton but the weird Sting promo and Bray Wyatt's summoning of the Undertaker by lightening. We had so many important guests on tap this week that we had to narrow them down to two! First, from England and www.kingimpulse.com we have Kieran Shiach discussing his top ten reasons the WWE is shooting itself in the foot with this year's Wrestlemania. Then, the wonderful Brian Fritz from Between The Ropes joins us for the first time to help us dissect the sudden resignation of WWE trainer Bill Demott following allegations of abuse. Both Brian and Kieran have much to say about both Bill Demott and the WWE's current WrestleMania woes. From the Bill Demott scandal to Samoa Joe's abrupt departure from TNA, the Main Event has all the commentary you need on pro wrestling this week. We don't call ourselves the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe for nothing.
85 minutes | Mar 3, 2015
The Main Event #92
It's the 92nd episode of the Main Event with Token Tom Clark and his co-host, Steve Mesa, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe. This stands to be a special episode, peeps & perps. We will, as usual, review this week's RAW and talk about how the card for WrestleMania 31 is shaping up, but that's not all. This week our special guest's reputation precedes him. He is a former editor and writer for Marvel Comics, he loves heavy metal and hosts his very own internet wrestling talk show, Straight Shoot. Yes, our guest this week is none other than Aubrey Sitterson. What he has to say may shock you, or it may not, regardless of the effect, he's entertaining and worth the listen! #DeathToFalseWrestling is his mantra, and it will be yours, as well, after all is said and done. We're less than 4 weeks away from WrestleMania and coming out of a RAW from Newark, NJ. It was a night of solid matches with a lot of talking in between leading up to our main event. One could call it the night that Roman Reigns finally got over with the crowd. However, it was also the night that saw the loudest pop ever for Curtis Axel. What is going on in New Jersey? Maybe it was RAW special guest Jon Stewart having a Daily Show effect on crowd? Who knows! I do know this much, that was one of the best celebrity segments in the history of RAW and we'll tell you why. What's a work? Is it anything that happens on TV? Are we as journalists, in spite of our objectiveness and our understanding of how the machine works under the hood, still simple marks? Do Vince and other promoters manipulate us as easily as they do the IWC and the little old ladies from Pasadena? Does the fact that we are marks cloud our judgment when it comes to talking about wrestling? We'll answer these questions and more on this week's Main Event with Token Tom, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe.
71 minutes | Feb 24, 2015
The Main Event #91
The 91st episode of The Main Event with Token Tom Clark has paid the toll for the Fastlane and we're on our way to Wrestlemania 31. This week Tom and his co-host, wrestling journalist Steve Mesa take you on a trip through the past week leading up to WWE's most recent PPV offering, through said Fastlane, then on to WWE RAW and beyond. Say what you will, WWE has stayed the course and will be putting Roman Reigns in the main event at Wrestlemania. Its a card that promises to be entertaining, however the story getting there isn't very good, making it a rough and rocky road to the show of shows. Even getting past Fastlane has been a challenge to WWE's creative forces, and the results of the PPV essentially washed away everything that occurred before. Happy birthday WWE Network, and though the purists are once again upset that people are getting the Network for free for a day, that's all moot. The best gift the Network has given us the past year is NXT on a regular basis. We'll get into last week's NXT show and tell you all why Owens vs. Neville was the best match on TV this week. We can't forget Twitter, oh no. Fastlane was a social media blitz, competing with a UFC fight, the Oscars and The Walking Dead. What's up with TNA announcer Josh Matthews as we ask him the question, "Why are you burning bridges?" The answer is surprising in itself! And is Vince Russo a Roman Reigns mark? We'll get into all this and more on this week's Main Event with Token Tom, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe.
110 minutes | Feb 23, 2015
The Main Event – Post-WWE Fastlane Edition 2015
We're down to the homestretch on the road to WrestleMania now that the WWE managed to get through February and its Fastlane pay-per-view, and that means another special edition of The Main Event podcast. It's time to go post-game on the show, as we look at what worked and what didn't with the company finally making the determination as to who will be facing off with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. In addition, we'll discuss John Cena's one-on-one with Rusev, and whether or not this accomplished what it should have, Sting standing face-to-face with Triple H in a WWE ring and plenty more, as we move up and down the card and see if Fastlane provided a smooth ride toward the biggest show of the year.
93 minutes | Feb 17, 2015
The Main Event #90
We're going home on the Fastlane to Wrestlemania this week on the 90th episode of the Main Event with Token Tom Clark, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe. This week certainly has been an interesting one, to say the least, but This Is Infamous pro wrestling analyst Token Tom and his co-host, journalist Steve Mesa, have made sure to fire up the Flux Capacitor in order to give you all the news and insight as WWE moves to their February PPV event and more. Michael A. Wiseman from Between The Ropes joins us this week as we travel about time, trying to make out the paradox that is WWE Fastlane. Will it be a stellar entry into the annals of WWE programming, or is it just a rest stop on the way to the biggest wrestling show of the year? Did the RAW go home show fill up our tank with enough fuel to get to California or did the bell ring and tell us to stop? We'll find out as we dissect RAW before and after it happens and see how Fastlane stacks up against NXT Takeover RIVAL. Hey, I told you this week was all about time traveling. We'll make our predictions for Fastlane and also talk about Steve's adventures this weekend. He got to see TNA live and visited the Shock Pop Con, where he ran into some WWE Hall of Famers. And before I forget, as a service reminder, we'd like to remind our listeners to not use Money In The Bank as your password on your social media accounts.
93 minutes | Feb 10, 2015
The Main Event #89
Welcome to the 89th Episode of the Main Event with Token Tom Clark, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe. It's a huge show this week with tons for us to get into from a revealing Seth Rollins getting hacked to a RAW that was formulaic and by the numbers. Steve Mesa and I can't cover all this alone, so we brought back Ben Silverio from ScienceFiction.com to talk Chikara and National Pro Wrestling Day with us, as well as NWA stalwart and member of The Empire, Golden Boy Greg Anthony. We talk to Greg about his career and what the future holds for this 14 year veteran. Seth Rollins should really watch his phone, or his passwords. We'll discuss the possible ramifications of his alleged account hacking and talk about how social media can ruin you in this modern day. RAW moves towards the Fastlane to Wrestlemania as more matches for that were built up, but the important PPV event this week isn't a main roster event, oh no. NXT Takeover: Rival comes this Thursday and we preview the card and make our predictions.
76 minutes | Feb 3, 2015
The Main Event #88
As the WWE Universe starts heading on the Fastlane to Wrestlemania, the Maine Event's 88th episode goes into passing mode. Yes, it's time to go 10 miles above the posted speed limit with all the talk that we can muster about the world of pro wrestling as yours truly, the one and only Token Tom Clark, and my co-host Steve Mesa get into the nitty gritty of all that is wrestling this week. First, WWE RAW was a much improved product with entertaining matches, albeit the show did start off a bit over wordy and over booked. With the announcement that HHH would shake the world of the WWE to it's foundations, the end of which resulted in the backpeddling of WWE booking as, for the second year in a row, we have again witnessed the nullification of the Royal Rumble's outcome. But despite that convulsion, the show recovered with a string of stellar matches throughout the night, providing us with the strongest RAW of 2015. So much for #CancelWWENetwork as the sports entertainment juggernaut announced it had breached the goal of achieving a million subscribers for the WWE Network last week. That makes you wonder if the WWE took the cancellation page down that night, or if all that page crashing was simply nonsense. When dealing with the IWC, one must tread gently. All this and much more, including Vince Russo tweets, our comments on the Royal Rumble finish to the Superbowl and HHH's comments on Steve Austin's podcast, on this week's Main Event with Token Tom and Steve, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe, and you can only hear on it This Is Infamous
116 minutes | Jan 27, 2015
The Main Event #87
It's the 87th episode of the Main Event with Token Tom Clark, coming on the heels of both the Royal Rumble and Juno, the storm of the century! This has been a weird week of wrestling and it's only just begun. Between the conflicting emotions of the WWE Universe regarding the outcome of the Royal Rumble to a winter storm that knocked out the east coast and forced the WWE to postpone RAW this week, it has certainly gotten off to a bumpy, snowy start. Joining Token Tom is not only his intrepid co-host from South Florida, Steve Mesa, but also wrestling journalist and contributor to the Miami Herald, Scott Fishman. The weather didn't only impact RAW this week, oh no, it also stung us here at The Main Event as the snow and wind interfered with words from Criterion Cast's Josh Brunsting making us unable to use the material. Because of this, we've decided to include this month's Special Edition: Fantasy Booking comes at you with our best panel of experts yet! We're not holding back any punches as we book a month of NXT. But can we do it better than HHH and Steven Regal? We'll leave that up to you, the listener to decide. Token Tom Clark and Steve Mesa aren't alone for this portion, either. Our esteemed panel includes Michael A. Wiseman from Between The Ropes, north east indy wrestling star and walking freak show Lenn Oddity, southern wrestling expert JW Anderson, and from IYFW in upstate New York; director of talent relations Maxx Burton and spokesperson Walter Ball. Balor vs. Itami? Owens vs. Zayn? Neville vs. Corbin? The possibilities are endless. We bring people up to NT for tryouts and give a new approach to some NXT gimmicks and angles that may not be working at the moment. All this and we'll see how this stands up against the next month of NXT tapings, on the Main Event, the most infamous pro wrestling podcast in the universe!
121 minutes | Jan 25, 2015
The Main Event – Post-Royal Rumble Edition 2015
The road to WrestleMania begins every year with one of the WWE's main pay-per-views, the Royal Rumble. 30 competitors enter into a match where the only way to be eliminated is to be thrown over the top rope and have both feet touch the floor until one is left standing alone at the end... Their reward for outlasting everyone else - a championship match headlining WrestleMania. In 2014, the WWE made a huge mistake in their planned WrestleMania main event, one that they'd need to course correct in the weeks that followed in order to give their vocal fans what they had been calling for. Did they learn anything from history in laying the groundwork for WrestleMania 31? There is plenty of real talk trying to figure out the creative decisions the WWE made to kick off this year in this special post-Royal Rumble edition of The Main Event, as no one appears happy with the direction the conpany has chosen to take as they head toward their biggest show of the year. We analyze and discuss why that is, where the WWE may have gone wrong and if there is a real possibility to fix what may be broken once again. To sum up this year's show - "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." So it's time for a history lesson, kids, as we break down the 2015 Royal Rumble.
68 minutes | Jan 20, 2015
The Main Event #86
The 86th Episode of the Main Event goes home this week, to the Royal Rumble that is! Your hosts, Token Tom Clark & Steve Mesa give their predictions for this weekend's ROYAL RUMBLE PPV, the first time the classic battle royal will be shown on the WWE Network. And who is joining Tom & Steve to talk about it all? Why, we've got special guest wrestling analyst Michael A. Wiseman from BETWEEN THE ROPES stopping by to put his two-cents in on Macho Man, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and the future of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, among other things. This week's RAW was pretty good, a more cohesive matter than the previous two weeks since the Authority returned. Perhaps it was the returning WWE Legends, especially Sting, that did it. I'm not sure, but overall a better product than we've been force fed lately. And what about that #RAWlternative internet show that went about? Another quality offering of great independent matches from around the country featuring talent as diverse as Kevin (Owens) Steen, The Young Bucks, Chris Hero and friend of The Main Event, Colin Delaney. But the very presence of this movement begs to ask the question, is RAW for you, the "pure wrestling fan? And if not, why all the fuss?