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PWTorch Livecast Tuesday with Wade Keller & Jason Powell (Sept. 8, 2015)

PWTORCH LIVECAST TUESDAY EDITION
HOSTS: WADE KELLER & JASON POWELL
AIRED LIVE SEPT. 15, 2015
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By Chris Colvin, PWPodcast reporter

TOP ITEMS

-Keller and Powell discuss what continues to plague Raw going into Fall Season.

-Ziggler/Lana/Rusev/Summer Rae chemistry.

-Odds of Sting capturing World Title at Night of Champions

-Is Rollins a true #2 player in WWE?

-Is WWE on the precipice of a Tag Team revival?

VIP-EXCLUSIVE AFTERSHOW TOPICS

-Latest Steve Austin Podcast Network Special

-Does WWE plan to push Reigns in time for Mania 32?

-The fallout of Bret Hart’s latest comments about Hogan.

-Has the 3 hour format finally killed Raw ratings?

(DIRECT LINK TO VIP AFTERSHOW (must have active membership)

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED (w/Time Stamps)

-Introduction (0:00)

-Keller welcomes Powell to show (1:56)

-Hosts discuss how Raw broke tradition by announcing matches for following week. (2:50)

-Email from Anthony from Australia concerning Ziggler segment. (5:45)

-Matt from N. Carolina calls with a question about Rollins’ potential as a flag bearer for WWE. (11:16)

-Damian from St. Louis with review of Raw focusing on Charlotte and Nikki Bella. (17:14)

-Jonathon from New York wants to know the odds of Sting winning at NOC and does Rollins get punished for his girlfriend’s racial comments.(20:46)

-Darrel from Georgia asks if Rollins is overexposed and if Balor is poised to be next #2 babyface. (27:35)

-Keller asks Powell about the mystery partner possibilities for Reigns/Ambrose at NOC. (32:20)

-Mike from Brooklyn asks about Ryback and Owens IC title match. (33:01)

-Eric from Grand Rapids has a question about the Dudley Boys chances at NOC and whether they are back full time. (37:52)

-Bruce from Hollywood, Florida questions Rusev’s chances of becoming a comedic character down the road. (42:25)

-Mike asks about the possibility of a tag team revival in WWE in light of recent booking choices. (48:20)

-Junior from Washington, D.C. delivers the call of the day with a question about the diva revolution and a passionate question about the absence of backstage brawls in today’s product. (58:15)

-Brandon (Rex) from New Orleans wants to discuss the how the writing team dynamic is affecting the WWE product overall. (1:08)

-Keller closes free show and delivers lead in to VIP aftershow. (1:12:40)

VIP AFTERSHOW

Show opening. (0:12)

-Powell and Keller discuss how the ‘WOW’ factor may be gone from Network Podcast shows.

-Email from Darrell about how Reigns will fail as a chosen babyface. (6:30)

-Boris asks about ratings and the latest Bret Hart interview. (10:34)

– DG asks if 3 hour Raw is responsible for ratings decline. (12:57)

-Powell asks Keller about TNA’s future one month from now. (16:08)

-Show closing (22:00)

OVERALL RATING

Show Quality: 8.0 – Audio Quality: 8.5

Closing Thoughts:

I enjoy the Tuesday Livecast more than the other daily Livecasts primarily because of the timeliness of the subject matter. The hosts do a great job covering multiple subjects. Wade and Jason have a great rapport that comes through in their conversations. This week’s show focused a lot on how to fix the current product with the NFL season looming and dealing with Night of Champions booking. The knowledge level of the hosts is second to none. If you are interested in a weekly show that helps to catch the listener up on current events in professional wrestling, this show is for you.

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