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Tights and Fights Ep. 53: Non-binary butts

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

The Summerslam card is filling up fast!

By beating John Cena, Shinsuke Nakamura, secured a date with Jinder Mahal for the WWE Title! And in, the most dad match of the Summer, AJ Styles will defend his US Title against Kevin Owens with Shane McMahon as the guest ref!

But has WWE managed to maximize the draw power of its stars or is there more it could be doing to get its wrestlers over?

Plus: would Brock Lesnar really leave if he loses the Universal Title? And why did so many people change their entrance music this week?

Fashion Corner

From the luscious, the thinning, to the bald… hair is an important part of a pro wrestler. We’ll take a deep dive on the hair of superstars throughout the ages.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 52: Whatever happened to the brand of tomorrow?

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

We did it. We survived the Punjabi Prison to hopefully not see it again for at least another ten years.

While that match and most of Battleground were pretty average, this was a pretty great week for RAW and Smackdown. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Samoa Joe is officially on for Summerslam! And Chris Jericho made his big return to the blue brand!

Plus, next week Shinsuke Nakamura and John Cena on deck for next week. We’ll talk about that and what’s good headed to the biggest party of the Summer.

Main Event

We’re just about a year into the modern version of the WWE Brand split. At first, Smackdown seemed to have the most momentum between the two shows for one important reason: under-used stars were getting the spotlight.

But now RAW has actually succeeded in building a really great roster of main event talent and storylines while also keeping a lot of its mid card extremely over.

We’ll discuss the biggest strengths and weaknesses of both shows.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 51: I love my fake black son

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

Intensity! Integrity! Intelligence! Interracial love!

Kurt Angle has been dominating the headlines for one reason: he’s Jason Jordan’s fake white dad. And that… is really weird. But we’ll talk about why it could be a great chance for Jason Jordan to get some star power.

Plus, RAW has actually had some really compelling stuff lately, especially in their Universal Title scene which features Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman.

But Smackdown? Between the Punjabi Prison match and canceling Talking Smack, we’ll talk about why the Blue Brand has seen better days.

Gimmick Corner

In his early main-roster WWE career, Neville was a high-flier with a generic good guy attitude and a cape. But he’s since joined 205 Live with one of the best role-changes in recent memory. We’ll talk all about why the King of the Cruiserweights is so great.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 50: Bring back the bear

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

It’s a shame that Great Balls of Fire was actually a really fun show because that means it’ll be back next year.

Samoa Joe came incredibly close to beating Brock Lesnar and winning the Universal Title… but he still lost. Now him and Roman Reigns are jockeying for the next shot at Lesnar for Summerslam. What’s the best path going forward? We’ll discuss!

And why did AJ Styles win the US Title from Kevin Owens off TV at Madison Square Garden? Why is Dixie Carter suddenly appearing on WWE-sponsored content? What the hell is on Kurt Angle’s phone?

All this and so much more on this week’s jam-packed episode!

My Special Wrestler

Emma Phipps is a comedian and writer for Reductress. She’s a relative newcomer to the world of wrestling, but one independent performer helped her learn that wrestling is for everyone: Zack Sabre Jr.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Find out more about Lindsey new book "I Heart Forever" and when she might be coming to a town near you here

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Tights and Fights Ep. 49: Because Jesus said so

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

Goodness gracious, we’re really only a few days away from Great Balls of Fire!

And we’ve really solid feuds to look forward to ahead of the damnedest named PPV of the year: Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe, Enzo vs. Big Cass.

What are our hopes? We can’t wait for you to find out!

Plus: New Japan Pro Wrestling held it’s first ever show in the United States. Chances are it will never be able to truly challenge the WWE, but what do we want from the world’s second biggest wrestling company as they expand stateside?

Main Event:

Is WWE going too far with it’s latest treatment of things like race and nationalism. Sure, the “evil foreigner” is a wrestling staple and Jinder Mahal and Rusev might not have seen the level of success they’ve currently attained without it. But sure it’s time to evolve it in some way shape or form, right?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 48: Great Big Baller Brand of fire

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

So after a really rotten week of WWE’s portrayal of women’s wrestling, we were due for a really GOOD week!

The RAW women main-evented the show, with Nia Jax looking great AND Sasha Banks winning the right to challenge Alexa Bliss for the Women’s Title.

On Smackdown, Carmella won the official redo of the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match! But was this an outcome that was worth all that other nonsense that we had to deal with last week? We’ll take a look.

Misandry Corner

It feels like we needed this right? This week we’re spotlighting the clip that lose Linda McMahon her chance at a U.S. Senate seat: Vince McMahon making Trish Stratus strip and bark like a dog.

And to wash that taste out of our mouth, we’ll recast that sexist segment with men!

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 47: The case against controversy

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

Wow, what a week it’s been.

The WWE decided that the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank match should be won by James Ellsworth. Well, not really, he won it on behalf of Carmella. But was having Ellsworth climb the ladder, retrieve that briefcase and taking the spotlight from the women good heel heat or a bridge too far? We’ll talk about it.

Plus, there were a ton of other things that happened: The men’s Money in the Bank match! Cass turning on Enzo! Baron Corbin’s tummy! So let’s dive right in.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 3: GLOW with Rebekka Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood

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Danielle, Hal, Rebekka, Kimmy and Mike
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Rebekka Johnson
Guests: 
Kimmy Gatewood

Rebekka Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood star as "Stacey" and "Dawn" in the upcoming Netflix series "GLOW."

The show is all about the 80's LA-based wrestling promotion Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. It tells the story of a group of women who were cast to learn how to wrestle and appeal to a demographic that the mainstream WWF had often ignored.

They tell Mike, Hal and Danielle what it was like to take their first bump, if they feel like they could work a legitimate match and whether they plan to continue wrestling in the future.

GLOW begins streaming on Netflix on June 23rd.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep 46: Get Benched

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

WWE has got us incredibly excited for Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar!

Paul Heyman has done his job to sell the match as the dream encounter that it is and we can’t wait to go along for the ride.

Plus, Smackdown’s tag and women’s divisions are both so much fun right now. Hopefully that rubs off on RAW soon?

And Danielle finally gets to talk about Lucha Underground once again (and Hal gets to try and figure out what she’s explaining)

Main Event:

Money! Money, money monaaaaaaay!

Money in the Bank is this Sunday! We’ll talk about our favorite winners of the big event, the best cash-ins and what we think about it being a brand exclusive pay per view for the first time ever.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 45: Samoa Joe, the contract killer

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

Joe’s gonna kill you!

It took a little while, but Samoa Joe is officially in the main event spotlight, where he deserves to be! He’ll face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship… and probably lose, but for right now, this is AWESOME!

Plus, what ever happened with Bayley? How did the RAW women’s division get to be such a rudderless ship?

On the flip side, we think Smackdown’s women’s division is looking great! They’ve got a shiny new Money in the Bank briefcase to fight over AND they’ve just debuted Lana as a title contender. We’ll explain why we’re on board.

Main Event:

Out of WWE’s 13 titles across all of its respective brands, only one of them is portrayed as a hero or babyface. Does the WWE have a problem with creating compelling good guys? And just what makes for an effective crowd-favorite these days?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The Three Count:

Danielle put over the release of Tekken 7, starring characters from New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Mike put over the newest episode of Corny’s driv-thru..

Hal put over the latest episode of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard.

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