Episode 18 - SummerSlam 2018 Predictions

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This week, the guys discuss the SummerSlam 2018 card, giving their thoughts and predictions on the scheduled matches between Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan and the Miz, AJ Styles and Samoa, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins and more.

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Episode 17 - NXT TakeOver Brooklyn 4 Predictions

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This week, the guys discuss the NXT TakeOver Brooklyn 4 card, giving their thoughts and predictions on the scheduled matches between EC3 and Velveteen Dream, Undisputed Era and Moustache Mountain, Adam Cole and Ricochet, Shayna Baszler and Kairi Sane, and Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano.

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Episode 16 - Ladies and Gentleman, My Name Is Paul Heyman

Welcome back to Hardly Kayfabe. Join Chris Chavez, Johnny Townsend and Matt Johnson each week as they discuss everything pro wrestling: the matches, the story lines and the superstars that make the headlines and keep fans coming back for more.

This week, Corey Graves's brother Sam Adonis gets himself banned from a UK promotion, Renee Young takes on commentary for Monday Night RAW and an update on the Pennsylvanian Nazi wrestler. Also, Aleister Black is ruled out for NXT Takeover, Miz and Daniel Bryan turn it up a notch, AJ Styles answers Samoa Joe, Ronda Rousey continues to impress and more. And, the guys take a look at the career of Paul Heyman, from his early days shooting photos for wrestling magazines to his emotional breakdowns following Brock Lesnar's turn on him.

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Episode 15 - When Heels Reign Supreme

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This week, the world of professional wrestling is left rocked with the passing of Nikolai Volkoff and Brian Christopher Lawler, Aleister Black's NXT Takeover status is uncertain after suffering an injury in Las Vegas, and Kane becomes a mayor. Also, the guys discuss gimmicks that buried careers, commercial-free RAW and Smackdown, and heels as champions.

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Episode 14 - The Horsmen Cometh

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This week, a Pennsylvania teacher who finds himself the center of controversy over his Nazi gimmick, Adam Cole's Twitter gets hacked by teenagers, Tama Tonga and Roman Reigns throw shade at each other, RAW continues to depress, NXT continues to impress, and Randy Orton and the Miz elevate Smackdown Live. All this, plus the first installment of Hardly Kayfabe Wrestlepedia in which Chris and Johnny take an in depth look at wrestling's greatest stable - The Four Horsemen.

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Episode 13 - I Suddenly Care About Randy Orton

Welcome back to Hardly Kayfabe. Join Chris Chavez and Johnny Townsend each week as they discuss everything pro wrestling: the matches, the story lines and the superstars that make the headlines and keep fans coming back for more.

This week, the guys discuss the news that Stephanie McMahon will make a historic announcement on Monday Night RAW, leading many fans to speculate that the WWE will be holding an all women's PPV event or will finally create a Women's Tag Team Title. They also give their thoughts on Jose Conseco's bid at the world of professional wrestling, Cain Velasquez traininig at the WWE Performance Center, and AJ Styles's comments at San Diego Comic Con. Also, Monday Night RAW falls short, the women dominate NXT and Randy Orton has a thing for earlobes. All this, plus a look at the 25 most memorable moments over 25 years of Monday Night RAW.

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Episode 12 - To the Extreme

Welcome back to Hardly Kayfabe. Join Chris Chavez and Johnny Townsend each week as they discuss everything pro wrestling: the matches, the story lines and the superstars that make the headlines and keep fans coming back for more.

This week, the guys talk about 350 Days, a new documentary detailing the grueling life of professional wrestlers on the road. They also discuss the events from NJPW's G1 in San Francisco that saw Hiromu Takahashi suffer a broken neck, Jim Ross suffer bruised ribs and lungs, and a near career-ending spots and botches during the highly anticipated Cody Rhodes and Kenny Omega bout. Also, Brock Lesnar brings WWE to UFC, Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live have pretty decent weeks, and predictions for Extreme Rules. All this, plus a chance at winning a Funko Pop 2 Pack featuring "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and I.R.S. 

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Episode 11 - How to Fly and Go Viral

Welcome back to Hardly Kayfabe. Join Chris Chavez and Johnny Townsend each week as they discuss everything pro wrestling: the matches, the story lines and the superstars that make the headlines and keep fans coming back for more.

This week, the guys are joined by guest Matt Johnson host of the 2-Pt Conversation and one half of the Push Start Podcast. Together, they discuss Bray Wyatt's recent car accident, accusations of sexual misconduct levied at ROH Champion Jay Lethal, and Empire State Wrestling's Anthony Gaines goes airborne and then viral. Also, a quick review of the week's wrestling, Funko Pop rumors, and some of the scariest wrestlers in history are all touched on in this week's episode of Hardly Kayfabe.

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Episode 10 - Beyond Human - 20 Years Since Hell in a Cell

Welcome back to Hardly Kayfabe. Join Chris Chavez and Johnny Townsend each week as they discuss everything pro wrestling: the matches, the story lines and the superstars that make the headlines and keep fans coming back for more.

This week, the guys discuss the news that Smackdown Live will be moving to FOX, Shinsuke Nakamura gets bitten by a dog, while Oney Lorcan and Lars Sullivan suffer broken bones. Also, no more hugs from Bayley, Kevin Owens is terrified of Braun Strowman and Team Hell No return. All this, plus the guys play a "Make Me Choose" game before watching the infamous Undertaker vs Mankind Hell in a Cell match from 1998's King of the Ring.

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Episode 9 - NXT Dominates

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This week, the guys discuss the results of NXT Takeover Chicago II and Money in the Bank, as well as the release of Big Cass, Paige's response to a douchebag, the announcement of the UK Tournament, and the passing of Big Van Vader. The guys then watch the classic match between Vader and Sting at Starcade '92.

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Episode 8 - Money in the Bank Predictions

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This week, the guys discuss why NXT supersedes RAW and Smackdown Live before getting into their predictions for who will win some of the matches they are looking forward to during this weekend's Money in the Bank and NXT Takeover Chicago events.

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Episode 7 - NXT 452 Commentary

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On this episode, Chris and Johnny watch this week's NXT together, commenting and reacting to some of the most exciting and engaging matches and story lines currently playing out in all of professional wrestling. Fire up your network and watch along.

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Episode 6 - The Battle For Nickel City

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On this episode, the guys had a table at Nickel City Con 2018 in Buffalo, NY, where they spoke with a pair local wrestlers currently embroiled in a bitter feud. Nickel City Wrestling's Shadokat and Rochester's own Tyger Smith join the show to discuss local wrestling and cut a promo or two for the upcoming Summer Slugfest.

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Episode 5 - Changing It Up

Welcome back to Hardly Kayfabe. Join Chris Chavez, Brandon Fuller and Johnny Townsend each week as they discuss everything pro wrestling: the matches, the story lines and the superstars that make headlines and keep fans coming back for more.

On this episode, the guys decide to change it up and restructure the show. Instead of weekly wrap ups, they just want to talk wrestling. This week, they run down their favorite current wrestlers who are great on mic, as well as their favorite tag-teams of all time (or, if you're Chris, current tag-teams).

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Episode 4 - Week After Backlash

Welcome to Hardly Kayfabe, a weekly wrap up of the WWE's RAW, Smackdown Live and NXT programs. Join Chris Chavez, Brandon Fuller and Johnny Townsend each week as they discuss the matches, story lines and superstars that make the headlines and keep the fans coming back for more.

On this episode, the guys discuss the let down that was Backlash before getting into the week's events as RAW, Smackdown Live and NXT prepare for the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view. AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura address their double disqualification match, Braun Strowman takes on Kevin Owens, Bludgeon Brothers face the Usos, The New Day and Rusev Day, Charlotte Flair squares off against Carmella, and more.

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Episode 3 - The Greatest Royal Rumble

Welcome to Hardly Kayfabe, a weekly wrap up of the WWE's RAW, Smackdown Live and NXT programs. Join Chris Chavez, Brandon Fuller and Johnny Townsend each week as they discuss the matches, story lines and superstars that make the headlines and keep the fans coming back for more.

On this episode, the guys discuss the week's events leading up to and including the WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble. Matches included John Cena vs Triple H, Jeff Hardy vs Jinder Mahal, The Bludgeon Brothers vs The Usos, and a fatal four way ladder match for the Intercontinental Title featuring Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe and the Miz. Also, The Undertaker looks to bury Rusev, AJ Styles squares off against Shinsuke Nakamura, and Brock Lesnar faces Roman Reigns in a steel cage. All this, plus the 50-man Royal Rumble event.

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Episode 2 - Superstar Shakeup

Welcome to Hardly Kayfabe, a weekly wrap up of the WWE's RAW, Smackdown Live and NXT programs. Join Chris Chavez, Brandon Fuller and Johnny Townsend each week as they discuss the matches, story lines and superstars that make the headlines and keep the fans coming back for more.

On this episode, the guys discuss the Superstar Shakeup that saw fan favorites (and some not so favorites) switch from RAW to Smackdown Live and vice versa, with a few NXT call ups to round out the brand restructuring. And, over on NXT, Johnny Gargano sets his sights on Aleister Black's NXT Championship title while Candice LeRae looks to settle her beef with Zelina Vega.

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Episode 1 - Wrestlemania 34 Weekend

Welcome to Hardly Kayfabe, a weekly wrap up of the WWE's RAW, Smackdown Live and NXT programs. Join Chris Chavez, Brandon Fuller and Johnny Townsend each week as they discuss the matches, story lines and superstars that make the headlines and keep the fans coming back for more.
 On this first episode, the guys tackle Wrestlemania 34. It was a packed weekend, with NXT Takeover proving to be one of WWE's hottest events. The big show didn't disappoint, with a triple threat match for the Intercontinental Title and a Women's Championship match that saw history come to an end. Listen to this first episode of Hardly Kayfabe to see what the guys thought of wrestling's biggest weekends.

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