It was an absolutely massive Royal Rumble weekend— and it had relatively little to do with the wrestling itself. We’ll talk about it all on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!
Cody Rhodes and Bayley are the winners of the 2023 rumbles. Cody gets a chance to finally finish his story while Bayley gets the singles showcase that she earned years ago.
The women’s rumble kicked off the show and had tons of surprises. Jordynne Grace came out with the TNA Knockouts championship belt in tow; Naomi made her long-awaited return; and Jade Cargill finally debuted.
The men’s rumble was comparatively light on surprises; that probably has to do with the fact that it was heavily reworked in light of the massive news from the Wall Street Journal. Speaking of which…
The Main Event
Vince McMahon has once again left WWE. After details of his harassment lawsuit were published in the Wall Street Journal in 2022, he left the company only to force his way back in the following year. Last Thursday even more horrific details were published in a follow-up story. We discuss everything that we saw in the report and how WWE handled it breaking on one of their biggest weekends of the year.
The Three Count
Danielle put over Paddington in the Rumble.
Lindsey put over anything from R-Truth.
Hal put over one specific instance from R-Truth.
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Tights and Fights is the podcast that covers pro-wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves. Every week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk make sense of the chaos that is the world of sports-entertainment. Whether it’s the latest headlines, a cultural analysis of an old angle or a debate about which wrestler has the best merch, Tights and Fights will examine every corner of the squared-circle for your enjoyment.
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