Remembering Bruno Sammartino, John Cena's Breakup, and the Superstar Shakeup | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 110)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker teams up with Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling discuss the passing of WWE legend Bruno Sammartino (01:45), Chris Jericho replacing Rusev in his match against the Undertaker at 'The Greatest Royal Rumble' (09:15), and the end of John Cena and Nikki Bella's relationship (12:00). Then they dive into the Superstar Shakeup (15:00), Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn joining 'Raw' (20:00), Ronda Rousey's next foe (31:30), the Shawn Michaels–Kevin Nash Reboot (40:15), the biggest additions to 'SmackDown Live!' (43:30), and the Bullet Club (54:30).
Reliving 'WrestleMania,' Rousey Takes Over, and Lesnar Retains | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 109)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker teams up with Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling and "Mr. Pitch Perfect" Skylar Astin to break down all of the action from the last week in wrestling including Roman Reigns's stunning loss to Brock Lesnar (03:00), Ronda Rousey's surprising performance (17:15), a turn for Shinsuke Nakamura against A.J. Styles (24:15), and John Cena getting his match with the Undertaker (29:00). Then they discuss 'NXT TakeOver: New Orleans' (54:00), the new additions to the WWE main roster (01:01:30), and wrap up the show with Daniel Bryan's return to the ring (01:15:00).
'WrestleMania' Preview: Booing Ronda Rousey and Expecting the Undertaker | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 108)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling join forces with Nick Mundy from 'The Team Tiger Awesome Show' to discuss which 'NXT Takeover: New Orleans' match they are looking forward to most (07:25) before jumping into 'WrestleMania' questions on Braun Strowman's partner (13:00), who needs the Intercontinental Championship the most (29:30), what to expect from the Charlotte Flair match with Asuka (33:30), whether Ronda Rousey will bet booed (38:00), will anyone turn heel in Daniel Bryan's return (43:00), if A.J. Styles taking on Shinsuke Nakamura will be the fight of the night (49:00), the fallout after Brock Lesnar–Roman Reigns (52:00), whether Undertaker will wrestle John Cena (01:06:30), and more.
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Ronda Rousey Comes Undone, Daniel Bryan's Continued Success, and the McMahons Stealing Headlines | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 107)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling are joined by comedian Mike Lawrence to break down the lack of story line between the Undertaker and John Cena (03:00), why Daniel Bryan may be the last true underdog (10:30), Shane McMahon's vacation debacle (20:00), and Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's 'WrestleMania' preparation (23:00). Then, they discuss why Ronda Rousey's skills seems to be trending backward (32:00) before reading a passage of fan fiction about Stephanie McMahon (51:00) and running through the card for 'WrestleMania 34' (01:02:15).
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Celebrating Daniel Bryan's Return, Braun's Best Options, and a Shadowy WWE Universe | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 106)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling rejoice over Daniel Bryan's clearance to wrestle again (01:45) and ponder what his role will be at 'WrestleMania' and beyond (18:15). Then they discuss Braun Strowman's potential tag team partner (32:30), and the Ultimate Deletion match (48:15). They wrap up by guessing how long the WWE has been planning Daniel Bryan's return and giving their ideal scenario for his comeback match (01:01:00).
Read David Shoemaker's article on Daniel Bryan's return here: https://t.co/SVoAkAMVrP
Switching Gears From 'Fastlane' to the Road to 'WrestleMania' | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 105)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and comedian Dan St. Germain of 'Total F'n Marks' get together for a "loser leaves town" podcast where they cover the biggest takeaways from 'Fastlane' (01:30), the beatdown Shane McMahon received from Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens (09:30), and Ronda Rousey's upcoming debut (13:00) before looking ahead to the matches booked for 'WrestleMania' (29:00).
Read Kenny Herzog's article on the Xavier Woods bump here: https://t.co/vvK73rNOyZ
Deconstructing Cody Rhodes and Forecasting 'Fastlane' | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 104)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling are joined by writer Mike Piellucci to discuss Cody Rhodes's WWE departure (01:45), his future in the wrestling business (14:00), and Dusty Rhodes's passing (19:15). Then comedian Dan St. Germain of the podcast 'Total F'n Marks' calls in to discuss the Riott Squad's role at 'Fastlane' (30:15) and the Six-Pack Challenge Match (37:00). They wrap up the show by talking about the process that young wrestlers go through to become WWE superstars (42:30) and give their predictions for this Sunday's pay-per-view (55:15).
Read Mike Piellucci's piece on Cody Rhodes here: https://t.co/gz6B4ih172
Booking Ronda Rousey, 'WrestleMania' Speculation, and 'Elimination Chamber' Fallout With Skylar Astin | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 103)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker is joined by Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling and actor "Stone Cold" Skylar Astin to look ahead to Roman Reigns facing Brock Lesnar at 'WrestleMania 34' (02:00) and break down John Cena's promo on 'Raw Talk' (07:00). Then they discuss the Women's Elimination Chamber match (22:30), the need for new factions in the WWE (27:00), how to repair "Broken" Matt Hardy (33:00), Braun Strowman's frustrating loss at 'Elimination Chamber' (38:00), and what to do with Ronda Rousey (43:15).
‘205 Live’ vs. ‘SmackDown,’ ‘Elimination Chamber,’ and ‘WrestleMania’ Speculations | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 102)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer’s David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report’s Dave Schilling sit down to catch up on the latest in wrestling news (01:30), compare ‘205 Live’ and ‘SmackDown’ (06:40), and preview ‘Elimination Chamber’ (30:36). Then, they give their official picks for who will be the main event at ‘WrestleMania’ (53:54).
All-Star Counterparts With Trey Kerby | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 101)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling are joined by Trey Kerby of 'The Starters' to compare this year's NBA All-Stars to their WWE superstar equivalent, including Kevin Owens (07:00), Braun Strowman (09:00), Roman Reigns (16:30), A.J. Styles (22:00), Seth Rollins (29:30), Shinsuke Nakamura (34:30), and more!
Shane's 'Mania Match, a New WWE Reality Show, and 'Elimination Chamber' Ideas | The Masked Man Show (Ep. 100)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling celebrate their 100th episode by discussing Shane McMahon's promo regarding Daniel Bryan's injury (02:45) and what it means for 'WrestleMania' (06:30), the Miz's new contract (12:45), which wrestlers deserve a reality show (18:00), Booker T wanting to fight Corey Graves (23:15), Dave Meltzer reporting that John Cena isn't happy with booking (29:30), possible 'Elimination Chamber' main event scenarios (31:30), fantasy booking for Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins (40:30), the Liv Morgan experiment (56:30), and a trip down memory lane (01:06:45).
Open Mike Eagle on the Fantastic 'NXT TakeOver' and 'Royal Rumble' (Ep. 99)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling sit down with hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle to discuss 'NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia' (05:00), the debut of Drake Maverick (14:00), the Women's Royal Rumble match (17:30), the WWE's plans for Ronda Rousey (25:15), the Men's Royal Rumble match (30:00), Jonathan Coachman's return (44:00), the new graphics on 'SmackDown' (53:30), and Kenny Omega's loss (01:00:15). Then Dan St. Germain of the 'Total F'N Marks' podcast calls in to discuss his favorite moments from the 'Rumble' (01:02:15).
A Procession of Legends, and the Greatest and Most Disappointing Night in Wrestling (Ep. 98)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker teams up with Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling to break down the 25th anniversary of 'Raw' (01:00), complaints from the people in each venue (04:30), the Undertaker's vague promo (10:00), the DX reunion (12:45), Vince McMahon and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's segment (18:00), the glaring misuse of Bruce Prichard (23:30), and the Miz defeating Roman Reigns for the IC title (27:00). Then, they analyze some 'Royal Rumble' gambling odds (34:15) before giving their predictions (49:30).
Royal Rumblings and 'Raw 25' Speculations (Ep. 97)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker is joined by Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling and actor Skylar Astin to discuss Paige's injury (05:15), the WWE's newest talent acquisitions (09:30), Bobby Roode's U.S. Championship Tournament win (18:30), rumors for the Royal Rumble (22:00), Braun Strowman flipping over a semi (27:45), and WWE's Top 10 Moments in 'Raw' History (33:15).
Bruce Prichard Invades 'The Masked Man Show'! (Ep. 96)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker is joined by Nick Mundy from 'The Team Tiger Awesome Show' to discuss Jason Jordan's importance to Roman Reigns (01:30), concerns about 'WrestleMania' (07:00), and the return of the Bálor/Bullet Club and the Miz (12:00). Then Bruce Prichard of 'Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard' joins the show to talk about his return to the WWE for the 25th anniversary of 'Raw' (16:30), the method to planning the madness that is a 'Royal Rumble' (23:30), his favorite recurring "spots" from the 'Rumble' (35:30), the biggest screw up that no one noticed during a 'Royal Rumble' (39:45), and turning Hulk Hogan heel (44:15).
'Wrestle Kingdom 12' and Bullet Club Rekindlings (Ep. 95)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's David Schilling ring in 2018 by remembering Mt. Fiji from GLOW (03:00) before discussing Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho's match at 'Wrestle Kingdom 12' (12:15), Finn Bálor and the problem with babyface stables (24:30), the feud between Asuka and Alexa Bliss on 'Raw' (31:30), and "Psychic Shoemaker" (41:30).
The 2017 Masked Man Show Awards (Ep. 94)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's David Schilling wrap up the year by giving out some awards, like Worst Story Line (04:00), Worst Promo (09:15), Best Heel (24:00), Promo of the Year (28:00), Wrestler of the Year (47:45), Match of the Year (59:30), and more!
Royal Rumors and Reactions (Ep. 93)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling are joined by comedian Mike Mulloy to discuss rumors of the XFL's return (02:45), the passing of "The Z-Man" Tom Zenk (12:15), the announcement of the Women's Royal Rumble match (18:45), 'Clash of the Champions' (33:30), Rusev's potential (47:45), and the speculation surrounding Ricochet and War Machine's debut (53:30).
The Most Prestigious Preview Pod Of All-Time (Ep. 92)The Masked Man Show add
The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Bleacher Report's David Schilling, and comedian Mike Lawrence kick off the show by discussing the lead up to the Kenny Omega-Chris Jericho match at 'Wrestle Kingdom 12' (02:45) and the WWE's 'Mixed Match Challenge' (16:00). Then "the King of Sad Style" Dan St. Germain invades the show to talk about the "Yep Movement" (19:45) and to preview 'Clash of Champions' (24:30). They wrap up the show by breaking down the controversial ending to the "number one contender match" between Braun Strowman and Kane (42:15), the value of fighting Triple H (50:30), the Bray Wyatt and "Woken" Matt Hardy packages video (54:00), the latest happenings on 'Raw' (59:15), and finally, make predictions for this Sunday's PPV (01:06:00).
The Masked Man Field Trip to 'Raw' (Ep. 91)The Masked Man Show add
Fresh off a field trip to 'Raw,' The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Bleacher Report's David Schilling, and "The Silver Lake Heartthrob" Steve Kazee get together to discuss their experience on Monday night (02:00), whether Matt Hardy will be booked properly (04:00), the rise in WWE's stock price (14:00), Paige's legitimate gripe (18:45), marks buying T-shirts (30:00), Samoa Joe's role (38:30), and embarrassing entrance music (01:05:30).