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We Watch Wrestling w/Ex-WWE Writer Matt McCarthy – Review of Ambrose movie, NOC Preview (Sept. 17, 2015)

WE WATCH WRESTLING” EPISODE #107
HOST: MATT MCCARTHY
COHOSTS: VINCE AVERILL, TOM SIBLEY DATE: SEPT. 16, 2015
RELEASE DATE: SEPT. 17, 2015

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Report by Steven Ganyo, PWPodcast reporter

TOP QUOTES

Matt: If we’re talking Kevin Nash, we’re talking a bad dye job.

Vince: All day every day I eat Kale like a mother fucker.

Tom: (On “12 Rounds 3”) Try not to pay for this movie.

HOT TOPICS ON THE SHOW

Matt and the boys saw “12 Rounds 3: Lockdown” starring Dean Ambrose, and there’s plenty to talk about! A Kevin Nash shoot video was also on the viewing docket, and they look back at this week’s Raw and ahead to Sunday’s Night of Champions!

SUBJECTS COVERED (w/Time Stamps)

*Intro* Who will join Reigns & Ambrose in the 6-man tag at NOC, and what does Beef Stroganoff sound like? 00:00-05:20 *Movie Night* From buying the tickets to the pre-show meal to the in-theater experience itself, when the boys hit the town together there’s a story around every corner. 05:20-45:55

*Youshoot with Kevin Nash* The boys watched the infamous shoot video and share their insights with you. 45:55-57:30

*Raw/NOC* Reactions to this week’s Raw and predictions/ expectations for Sunday’s Night of Champions. 57:30-1:15:30

*Mail Bag* Hear about the latest gifts the boys received from the Triple W Universe. 1:15:30-1:19:45

*Who’s Your Favorite Wrestler?* As always, the boys wrap the show by selecting their current favorite performer. 1:19:45-1:28:46

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

This week’s show started with Matt McCarthy’s impression of how he thinks Braun Strowman, or Beef Stroganoff as they’ve dubbed him, would sound if he cut a promo, and it’s over-the-top cartoonish. This led to speculation on who will round out team Sort Of Shield against team Mostly The Wyatts at NOC.

Next, the boys jumped into their latest field trip, a group outing to see 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown starring Dean Ambrose. After securing tickets well before show time, they survived an odd encounter with a fanatic drummer on their way to dinner.

Here, the show took a quick detour to how underrated Jerry Lawler was/is as an announcer, especially by comparison with what’s out there today.

Back to the A plot, we find out all 3 guys had Buffalo wings for dinner before the movie, prompting a flurry of bone-in/boneless jokes from Tom.

Soon we get to the movie review itself, and it’s not pretty. Clichéd plot, cheesy dialogue, Xena: Warrior Princess-quality effects, and budget limitations combined to make this film exactly what you thought it’d be. On the plus side, they said there were some unique action gags and some obvious Die Hard influence. That’s not a bad thing, that’s…a good thing.

Switching topics to the Kevin Nash Youshoot. Many beers were consumed and much fun was had. Highlights of the shoot video include Nash drinking wine and beer alternately, which wrestler was doing what drugs, and who was or was not a “ho-bag”.

Transition to the current WWE product, the boys anticipate Seth Rollins’ double-dip at NOC, Vince McMahon’s obsession with Twins and Randy Orton, and the Raw Charlotte and Ric Flair segment testing Vince’s nerves.

Next, friends of the show have sent in some classic wrestling-related memorabilia such as trading cards, a wrestling magazine from Japan, and VHS tapes, including a Chyna home workout video that Tom showed particular interest in.

It’s “who’s your favorite wrestler” time! Up first is Tom, who selects Kevin Nash because “he’s the best” and “cool as fuck”. Vince likes Seth Rollins this week and expects him to shine at NOC, and Matt’s been watching old ECW PPV’s and loves Sabu. They close the final minutes with Matt’s NOC predictions and random wrestling chit chat.

SCORE & REVIEW

10 out of 10: As someone who’s heard every issue of this podcast, I LOVED THIS SHOW! I’m a huge fan of McCarthy’s Vince McMahon and Kevin Nash impressions and this episode had plenty of both. The debut of the Beef Stroganoff clown voice killed me and I hope to hear more of that smooth Bray Wyatt impression in the future. I hear the majority of each show about three times as I’m reviewing it, and the impressions never failed to make me laugh. Vince’s subtle, dry humor mixes so well with the exuberance of the other two, and special recognition for Tom this week. His assessment of the Sting-Rollins interaction on Raw shows his increased understanding of the business (he’s only been watching for two years), and he was funny without only resorting to blue material. A must listen if you’re a fan, and a great introduction if you’re new.

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