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91 minutes | 2 years ago
Wrestle Kingdom 13: Last Minute Preview & Predictions
It's Wrestle Kingdom day!!!! To celebrate, the 3 Stiff-keteers have gathered together to enjoy Wrestle Kingdom and the entire week of. So, just before the event, you can check in with the lads to see what they are thinking regarding the amazing Tokyo Dome card, BTE, AEW, the future of both companies and hear them drop some juicy hints regarding Double or Nothing. Plus all the the tips, new nicknames and a grand old time as the lads enjoy recording in the same room for the first time as We Work Stiff. Oh, and if this isn't enough stiff goodness, you can get real time WK feedback, by following us on twitter, where well be live tweeting our reactions - @weworkstiff
170 minutes | 2 years ago
The First Annual ‘Stiffies’: 2018 NJPW Award Show
2019 is going to be huge for We Work Stiff - as we launch our new banner show and attempt to break the sound barrier. So, just when you thought we were done, the Stiff Boys gather for fun as we reflect on 2018 with the MOST comprehensive NJPW award show possible. From Stiffest Workers to Dad Bods. From the Biggest Disappointments to Scott Norton level Wrestler of the Year... (and every other kind of category that is open to interpretation) we cover the biggest and best from a story-rich year of NJPW wrestling. Want to discuss or debate our very prestigious and incredibly serious selections? Well then follow us on all the socials: @weworkstiff
74 minutes | 2 years ago
Free Patreon Episode: Cody tells all!
The podcast has been on a technology imposed hiatus but makes its triumphant return with Josh and Dave answering all of Redd's questions about a crazy World Series of Wrestling event in Melbourne - including a meet and greet where Dave found out some huge news from Cody. We hint to this big stuff in the episode, but, we promised Cody - who was at peak Cowboy when shooting with us - we wouldn't give it all away. However, like the BTE boys, we are dropping some hints....and subtlety ain't our thing.
36 minutes | 2 years ago
Free Patreon Week: Stiff Observer Radio –‘Samoan Joe’
This is a tough edition of the Stiff Observer. Josh's $5 tier weekly show on Patreon. Cancer is no laughing matter. But also our podcast could never be confused with a serious show. So how do we tackle this issue? With good and transparent intentions. We kid. We joke. But we are Australians - that's how we set up the serious stuff. And we have plenty of serious chat in here. Josh had many thoughts. On why wrestling fans need to grow up. On how sad it was that Roman had to qualify his statements. On the boos. On the role of WWE in positioning humanity outside the universe. And Dave and Redd force the discussion to go in interesting places that we hope reflect the spectrum of fan responses. Coming off of last week's Crown Jewel talk this week's Stiff O is not any easier - with more questions than answers - but we hope to explore the RAW nature of this reality in a way that doesn't negate Roman/Joe's future struggle.
35 minutes | 2 years ago
Free Patreon Week: Stiff Notes – NJPW Fire Pros and Cons
On this free $2 Patron tier Stiff Notes, Redd explores the great highs of Fire Pro Wold. His love for the game and its relevance for fans of all kinds of pro-wrestling - but especially New Japan fans. Trying to convince Dave to get on board and Josh to pick the game back up. Then Josh ruins the positive chat by discussing the big news amongst the online wrestling community this week – New Japan’s continued and extended crackdown on online content creators. We discuss the potential impact this could have on the popularity of the product. Music Credit: “I’m Japanese” – Gefilte Fist
42 minutes | 2 years ago
Free Patreon Week: Stiff Notes – Josh’s Adventure to WWE SSD
Whilst Dave appeared to have a life affirming sojourn to Japan, Josh had his own revelatory journey in the past few weeks. On this shorter edition of our $2 weekly Patreon show, Stiff Notes, recorded last week, you can listen as Josh details his WWE live super show experience, explains why he was there, discusses some of the surprises at the show, talks about the real heartbreak on the show, and realises that there is no going back now. Music Credit: “I’m Japanese” – Gefilte Fist
72 minutes | 2 years ago
Free Patreon Week: Stiff Notes – Dave’s Adventure to KOPW
In what is probably the most awesome happening since the shows inception Dave travelled to Japan and attended King of Pro Wrestling live! So, listen along as Josh and Redd sit captivated by Dave’s stories and experiences– from meeting potential future Mrs Redd’s on the street of Japan, to investigating the mystery of Scott Norton by inspecting some ‘flash’ jocks to witnessing his boys crowning heel moment – it’s all here. This is a Stiff Notes roundtable for anyone interested in attending a New Japan event anytime in the future - or people who, like Dave, are weirdly fascinated by the psychology of crowds. Music Credit: “I’m Japanese” – Gefilte Fist
37 minutes | 2 years ago
Free Patreon Week: Stiff Notes – BTE w Meltzer vs BCOG w Meij
We have spoken alot about Tama Tonga during G1 and the Being the Elite crew on our last BFF season - but we have never talked about them like this. In this free Stiff Notes we return to some well tread topics, but, in light of recent happenings our loyalties may surprise long time listeners. We talk New Japans modern business practices, Meltzers 'sources', the Elite contract situation and Tama Tonga's fire Twitter game as we try and figure out who to believe and who to like in this brave new world of work-shoot pro wrestling. Music Credit: “I’m Japanese” – Gefilte Fist
45 minutes | 2 years ago
Free Patreon Week: Stiff Notes – UFC 229
As you are likely aware, thanks to the repeated intros for this week’s podcasts, free Patreon week continues, this time with a traditional $2 tier Stiff Notes. On this edition, Dave dives deep into his former flame – the UFC – and discusses what the crazy events of UFC 229 mean for the future of combat sports. The boys tag alone, linking the many crazy happenings to the world of pro-wrestling, as Dave goes about psychoanalysing fighters and drawing some truly inspired comparisons. Music Credit: “I’m Japanese” – Gefilte Fist
26 minutes | 2 years ago
Free Patreon Week: Stiff Observer Radio
Free Patreon week continues with the launch of a new $5 Patron tier exclusive show: Stiff Observer Radio. Sure it's a cheap pun masquerading as a serious pro-wrestling show - but it will be the home to Josh's sarcasm riddled weekly rants. On this first episode there was only really one topic worth getting irrationally worked up over. The boys join Josh to launch the show as he goes off on WWE and the Crown Jewel. No not, Chase Owens, the next event in WWE's tone deaf relationship with Saudi Arabia. We discuss the geopolitics of the region, WWEs role as propaganda agent and then try and link this to the potential financial and creative decline of the company. If you are mad or upset about this decision to leverage your fandom against your morals, join us in a vent that achieves very little but highlights a lot.
119 minutes | 2 years ago
Free Patreon Week: Best of the Stiff Notes
Been eagerly anticipating the new season of We Work Stiff? Hopefully you are not alone. We can't wait to launch our 3 Stiff-keteers season, but before then, we wanted to do something different. We have decided to open up our Patreon feed for all our listeners this week, spamming your pod feeds every day with heaps of new Stiff goodness. Our Patreon feed is Uncut, Uncooked, Uncensored - it's STIFF - but its also scarsely popualted. We are creating content we are really proud of and want to share this with as many of you as possible. Over the next 7 days, you will hear 5 episodes from 2 different show types, and a supercut of our previous Patreon Stiff Notes shows. Each episode giving you a different example of the type of stuff we like to explore when not talking New Japan long form storytelling (although we always find ourselves circling back to our love for the Lionmark). This first podcast is a supercut of some of the best bits from our already recorded Stiff Notes. Our Patreon only show - available at the $2 tier. We cover topics like: Dave Meltzer....sexist???, Vietnamese Toilets, Pulling off Macho Man tights, Brian Pillman's, Best WCW Posters and WWF Promos and much more. So, if you like the show, give this a listen and consider joining us on Patreon - any support is greatly appreciated. We want to grow the Stiff Community and we can't wait to have you listen to, comment on and help guide our content on Patreon. Music Credit: “I’m Japanese” – Gefilte Fist
79 minutes | 2 years ago
Go Home Stiff: The Young Lions System
What's this? An early release? Yep. The Stiff Lads just couldn't wait to get this dose of Go Home Stiff goodness out to our 'growing' fan base. With Dave in Japan, Josh (yes Josh) heading to WWE Super Showdown in Melbourne, and Redd going as deep as humanly possible into FirePro World for PS4, this episode needs to come out right now. And what an episode. We have peaked with this roundtable exploration of the Young Lions system in New Japan. By exploring the history of the process, the many aspects surrounding Young Boy development (what did we just write?!?!) we cover the good, the bad and the ugly of the NJPW dojo. Look, it can get weird, with all this boy talk, but, trust us, if you have ever had any questions about this system - you are not alone - and we try to answer these, and our own, queries on this journey. A journey that will lead us into what we hope will be our best season yet.
94 minutes | 2 years ago
Big Fight Feel: Also Flip Gordon
Yep. We actually did it. To make sure we could give our fans an episode before Dave left for Japan we decided to close our first Being The Elite story arc with an epsiode dedicated to BTE young boy - Flip Gordon. Although young in the business, and prone to put cereal into milk, Flip's story, as shown in his match at the BOSJ in 2018, is actually kind of telling for where wrestling is going. Match: Will Osprey v Flip Gordon, NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors XXV - Day 13, June 3rd 2018
90 minutes | 2 years ago
Going Home Stiff: Being the Elite
In preparation for the conclusion to our All In story arc (with a special episode next week), the Stiff Boys get together to talk all things Being The Elite. From it's origins, to when they first discovered it, the boys dive deep into what Josh calls 'The Mad Max of Wrestling YouTube Vlogs' (don't worry, no-one knew what he was talking about) to chart its rise from a simple insight into the lives of the Young Bucks to now being the most powerfully concise storytelling device in all of wrestling.
116 minutes | 2 years ago
Big Fight Feel: Cody
The Stiff Boys return to the Big Fight Feel with this redemption pod on Cody. Not only for his career, but, for ours. Listen as they go All In on the man largely responsible for one of the biggest fight feelings in recent memory. The career of Cody is in the spotlight as he challenges for his fathers belt and this makes for a perfect companion podcast for this historic moment. Charting his rise from WWE Sports Entertainer to NWA Pro-Wrestler, the lads use the structure of the match to question Cody's wrestling influences, the challenge of following in the footsteps of greatness, his rise to stardom, the similarities between Cody and the Bucks, and talk a lot about early 90's WCW. Josh is in heaven! Dave makes a bold character comparison and Redd asks a question no one was prepared for. Match: Cody v Nick Aldis, ALL IN, September 1st, 2018 Music Credit: “Stone Pitbull” by May’s
127 minutes | 2 years ago
Going Home Stiff: ALL IN
A new week. A new show. We think that this will be the last of the big changes for We Work Stiff. Thanks for going on this journey of evolution with us - we hope you dig it. We are now moving to fortnightly Big Fight Feel podcasts - our new banner podcast - but to make sure you get your fix of Stiff, we are putting a roundtable podcast format in between Big Fights. The Go Home Stiff show. These are the build shows that sell you on our PPV (BFF) if you will. This week, as we prepare for a Cody 'Big Fight Feel' we gather to discuss the awesomeness of sunshine, rainbow and inflatable dick positivity that was All IN. We review the show in our fashion, talk the big stories, the great moments and set about grounding what will be a great Cody BFF. So, download, listen, join us, like, subscribe, share, comment, suggest - all that good modern social media stuff. Follow us @weworkstiff on all the socials.
139 minutes | 2 years ago
Big Fight Feel: The Young Bucks
Your friendly neighbourhood conspiracy bookers are back. With a new format. A new name. A new direction. The Big Fight Feel. Yeah, we know, that's a lot of changes. We will explain in the podcast, but, rest assured, we are working to make this podcast the best it can be. We were so inspired by going deep into the #ALLIN guys that we realised we could do so much more. This is that. Sort of. Well, we are working towards it. This week, we are going All In and throwing our own Superkick party, exploring the Young Bucks career whilst breaking down one of their key NJPW matches. It's new, it's different. But if you liked our other stuff, this is just more of that good stuff. Match: Golden☆Lovers (Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi) vs The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) - Strong Style Evolved, March 25, 2018 Music Credit: "Stone Pitbull" by May's
141 minutes | 3 years ago
Stiff-1 Climax: Final Reflections
In the final instalment of the 2018 Stiff-1 the boys are back to break down the highs and lows, the big fight feels and the clubbing blows from each of their illustrious boy stables. In this, Dave drops a surprise revelation regarding the Switchblade, Redd absolutely buries one his boys and Josh rejoices in not having to talk about one stable in particular for a while. The lads also offer their favourite matches, boys and stories, announce the Stiff-1 winner, outline the future direction of the Balls Deep series and offer up the Podcast's G1 MVP and Match of the 'tournament'. One is obvious, the other.... surprising. Music Credit: “I’m Japanese” – Gefilte Fist "Warriors Way" - Matthew Lee Massie
136 minutes | 3 years ago
Stiff-1 Climax: Night 12-15 Roundtable
The Stiff boys are back like a strong Ishii comeback. From selling the mid point fatigue to now riding high and anticipating the finals, Dave, Josh and Redd check back in to lend their thoughts on the G1 with 4 events remaining. Listen along as Josh goes weirdly positive, defends the wonderful women of wrestling twitter, and gets the boys to go deep into the psychology behind modern wrestling, heels, and the Era of Choice. Redd says what could be the most out of context offensive thing ever uttered on the program and Dave sits back, offers some advice for the young boy system and then basks in the glory of a boy stable run akin to Okada's title reign. Music Credit: “I’m Japanese” – Gefilte Fist
122 minutes | 3 years ago
Stiff-1 Climax: Mid Point Roundtable
As the G1 draws ever closer to its thrilling climax, the Stiff Boys gather for a roundtable discussion on the Stiff-1 just past the mid point. Going All In on each others stables the boys discuss the highs and low blows of the 'tournament' so far. In this, Josh loses all perspective and finds a new favourite wrestler, Dave continues his Jay-1 talk and Redd explains the wrestling fatigue that can hit you when you commit to watching all the undercard tags. Plus, we talk about the podcast, the possible plans for future Balls Deep episodes and give everyone an insight into our wrestling philosophies - it is basically an episode where we riff about stiff. Music Credit: “I’m Japanese” – Gefilte Fist
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