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Tights and Fights Ep. 63: For the love of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens

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Hal, Lindsey and Danielle
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk
Guests: 
Danielle Radford

What a month for friendship!

The Shield has made their full return to form this week, complete with tactical vests, NATO music and through-the-crowd entrance. But now they’ll have to face a 5th person this Sunday: The returning Devil’s favorite demon, Kane! Its the excitement of a Shield reunion enough to justify these constant additional antics? We’ll talk it out!

And Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens have the sort of friendship that we could all hope to achieve. Their added characters might even be enough to elevate Smackdown beyond the mirth that it’s been stuck in for the last few months!

Plus, a look at AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal, Mahal vs. Brock Lesnar and why there are so few matches involving Tables, Ladders or Chairs before this Sunday’s TLC show.

Main Event

It’s looking more and more like Neville is completely done with the WWE. He was arguably 205 Live’s biggest star attraction, so what does this say about WWE’s purple brand? With such a thriving indie scene, how many more cruiserweight are going to follow suit and leave a brand that has an obvious ceiling?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford ,Mike Eagle and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 62: Tango India Golf Hotel Tango Sierra

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Mike, Hal, Danielle
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

Nothing is incorruptible in this world. Not even Sami Zayn!

Sami officially decided that friendship is more important than his principle when he saved Kevin Owens from Shane McMahon at Hell in a Cell. Where could this lead his character? We’ll talk about it.

Plus, what a great match The Usos and New Day had! What fresh feuds await them now that this rivalry is over? And why Emma the first sacrificial lamb to Asuka? Will Kalisto amount to anything as the cruiserweight champion? What on Earth is Sister Abigail?

Main Event

After three years as separate superstars, the Shield is back together again! But what will this new iteration of the most famous faction in recent memory look like? Where do they go now that they’re back on the side of justice with individual aspirations? We’ll help you figure it out!

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 61: The Undertaker's butt obsession

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Danielle, Mike, Hal and Lindsey
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

Sierra, Hotel, etc. etc.

This week, the team discusses the upcoming Shield reunion. Sure, it’s an inherently exciting thing, but would it have been better if it was a little less telegraphed and little more of a surprise?

And the crowd seems to be coming around to Roman Reigns lately. We’ll take a look at what that can possibly be attributed to, as he prepares to reunite with the hounds of justice.

Plus, a look at WWE’s plans with Mickie James, the upcoming resurrection of Sister Abigail, and a recommendation for anyone looking for a great match as Lucha Underground winds down its latest (and final?) season

Ring Tones

He’s been called the Deadman, the American Badass and the Last Outlaw, but he’ll always be known as the Undertaker! We’ll take a look at every phase of his music from the original MIDI version of Death March to his country rocker phase, back to the fully instrumental version of his classic theme.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford ,Mike Eagle and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Tights and Fights Ep. 60: No Mercy and the benevolent king of the cruiserweights

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Danielle, Hal and Lindsey
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

Two-thirds of WWE’s No Mercy was really great and one-third of it… was just fine!

But there’s plenty of stuff to break down all over the show including! Braun Strowman lost to Brock Lesnar. How badly did losing so decisively hurt the character of Strowman?

Plus, the status of Roman Reigns as “The Guy,” after beating John Cena; Shaemus and the Thwith Thuperman Thetharo losing their match (and teeth); Nia Jax being an absolute beast in her 5-way match; and a bunch more.

Main Event

Enzo defeated Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship on Sunday. Afterwards, they were part of one of the most rare and difficult to achieve tactics for booking: The double-turn, when a babyface and heel each switch roles by the end of the match. How has this been used successfully in the past? And will it be followed up well in this instance?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 59: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan: Jack of all trades, master of most

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Danielle, Des and Hal
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Des Delgadillo
Guests: 
Hal Lublin

This week, the team bids a fond farewell to the late great Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. He’ll always be remembered for his hilarious commentary, being a great bad guy… and that one time he wore a weasel suit.

Plus Bayley and Charlotte made their big returns to TV this week, both for very different reasons; But which one is best set up for success in the next few weeks?

And did Roman Reigns finally get a verbal win over John Cena before their big match at No Mercy? We’ll take a look and determine the final results

Main Event

WWE had a great chance to make a new star when they gave Jinder Mahal the WWE title earlier in the Summer. But from the beginning, his time at the top has been tinged with racism. It was bad enough when it was just Randy Orton saying this sort of stuff, but now Jinder is using outright offensive language against Shinsuke Nakamura. How bad is this beyond heel heat? We’ll explain.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Des Delgadillo.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 58: Kevin Owens did it the hard way

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Des, Mike and Danielle
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Des Delgadillo

With Hal out for the week, Danielle is stepping into the hosting chair with Des Delgadillo back for another week of graps!

Boy did Kevin Owens have a big week. He made Vince McMahon bleed (hard-way?) after one helluva headbutt and is set to take on Shane McMahon at Hell in a Cell. We’ll discuss how great it is to have the vicious side of KO back for us to enjoy.

Plus, is anyone having a better year than Braun Strowman? He’s set to take on Brock Lesnar after surviving and thriving at his first trip to Suplex City! How good is this build? We’ll figure it out!

And what’s up with Goldust and Kalisto getting on TV this week? What’s with the New Day’s 4th title win? And how scared are we that WWE will screw up Asuka? It’s all here and more!

Main Event

WWE occasionally pulls out a tool called the “worked shoot,” where they make a promo seem like it’s off-script… when it’s actually totally scripted. That’s been popping up in a few places: Enzo vs. Miz, Owens vs. Shane and ESPECIALLY Roman Reigns vs. John Cena. But is this fun “insider-friendly” style good or is it going too far?

Hosted by Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Des Delgadillo.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 57: Roman Reigns and John Cena join Full Shell University

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Jay, Des and Danielle
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Des Delgadillo
Guests: 
Jay Washington

This week, Danielle steps into the hosting seat with Mike and Hal absent.

In their place are the newest members of the Nation of Conversation: Des Delgadillo, the famous blind wrestling fan, and Jay Washington, a former wrestler and a current internet personality.

The new team will discuss Roman Reigns and John Cena’s face-off, Alexa Bliss winning the title back from Sasha Banks and Finn Balor’s feud with Bray Wyatt continuing, post demon.

Main Event

Earlier this week at TripleMania, Sexy Star went into business for herself as she finished her match with Rosemary: Sexy applied a legitimate arm bar to Rosemary and refused to release it even after the match ended. We’ll discuss how this violates the trusts that wrestlers place in one another and what it means for Sexy Star’s career.

Plus: there’s been a ton of injuries in the WWE this year. Now that Xavier Woods and Samoa Joe have joined that club, we’ll take a look at why this might be happening and how bad it could be for some of these wrestler’s careers.

Hosted by Danielle Radford, Des Delgadillo and Jay Washington.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 56: The NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III and SummerSlam special

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Hal, Danielle and Mike
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

It's been a full weekend of wrestling and, thankfully there were tons of great matches.

Most of them were on TakeOver Brooklyn III. Drew McIntyre beat Bobby Roode (to allow Roode to make his debut on Smackdown later); Asuka beat Ember Moon for her biggest victory yet; Andrade “Cien” Almas beat Johnny Gargano, and Aleister Black beat Hideo Itami. Best TakeOver yet? It’s definitely up there!

And then SummerSlam… was okay. There was a great Universal Title match between Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman along with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins’s reunion win. We’ll talk about what else worked… and what didn’t.

Plus: Big Cass and Asuka are injured! John Cena will probably face Roman Reigns! Shelton Benjamin made his big return!

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 55: Slam your Summer at night

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Danielle, Hal and Mike
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

It’s time to for the biggest… longest… most exhausting… Party of the Summer!

We’re all set for a big weekend, especially after a ton of crazy stuff has gone down this week. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins are friends again! Baron Corbin failed to cash in his Money in the Bank! Akira Tozowa has brought the Cruiserweight title to the Titus Brand!

Plus we found out that a bunch of people on Lucha Underground are actually immortal! (Which is just a normal day at the temple apparently!)

Main Event

How has SummerSlam evolved over the years from a fun fringe show to WrestleMania Jr.? And what makes the event unique in the Big 4? We’ll explain.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 54: The Chinforcer and Bray's baby boys

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Hal, Danielle and Mike
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

We’re getting closer and closer to SummerSlam weekend and boy will there be a lot of wrestling had; six hours worth that Sunday alone, in fact!

Luckily the Universal Title match is hitting all the right notes, especially Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman who have both helped create the feud of the year so far! That includes the great chair spot from this Monday that we’re totally going to gush about.

But there are a couple of other matches on the card that we’re not so sure about. Specifically John Cena vs. Baron Corbin and Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt. But there’s always hope as long as they work on it for the next two weeks.

Plus: When will WWE let Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins’s love run free? How great is it for the New Day to recapture their edge against the Usos? And can we survive 6 (!!!!) hours of SummerSlam?

Main Event

This week, Bayley was very audibly booed by the crowd as she announced her injury. It’s not the first time that a babyface has been abandoned by the audience that they were once loved by. We’ll take a look at how this happens and what can be done to rebuild her appeal.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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