Halloween Havoc ’91 provides quite a bit of discussion including possible racial bias from referees and whether fans in regions other than the one of their favorite sports team are real fans. Its a dandy. Oh, and the All-American Ron Simmons challenges Lex Luger for the WCW World Title in a Best Two out of Three Falls Match. Follow us on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and Facebook, New Blood Rising Podcast!
We get into Undertaker's wild 2018 and talk the controversy surrounding Crown Jewel, then dive back into the 1991 timeline with Clash of the Champions XVI; a show that features a contract signing, presents, Bobby Bowden, a two-camera interview segment, as well as two ongoing tournaments for vacant titles.
We heard all week about how bad this show was. But how bad really is Great American Bash '91? We talk through it in depth this week on the show. Please continue to follow us on social media (Facebook: New Blood Rising Podcast, Twitter: @newbloodpod)!
Get ready for Knocksville USA!! Welcome to Clash of the Champions XV where Bobby Eaton challenges Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Title in a Best 2 out of 3 Falls match. Sting tries to get some revenge on "Stone Cold Steve La Femme" Nikita Koloff in a one on one battle. Lex Luger faces The Great Muta to decide who challenges for the World Title at The Great American Bash and The Steiners defend the IWGP Tag Team Titles against Hase and Chono. And we ponder the unlikely partnership of The Undertaker and Taka Michinoku. Please continue to engage with us on Twitter (@newbloodpod) and Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast).
Dubbed "The Return from the Land of the Rising Sun," the controversy surrounding the World Title comes to a conclusion as Ric Flair and Tatsumi Fujinami have a rematch to decide once and fall for who is the undisputed World Champion. With the World Tag Team titles on the line, The Steiner brothers defend against Lex Luger and Sting. Please continue the conversation with us on social media (@newbloodpod - Twitter, New Blood Rising Podcast - Facebook)!
We are so grateful to everyone who sent us links to make this show happen because it's awesome. WCW and NJPW crossover for Supershow '91 which features Sting vs. The Great Muta and Ric Flair putting the WCW World Title on the line against IWGP Champion Tatsumi Fujunami. Please continue to follow us on social media (Facebook: New Blood Rising Podcast, Twitter: @newbloodpod) and rate/review on iTunes!
The war wages on as The Four Horesmen and Sting's...friends(?) square off in the War Games as part of the massive WrestleWar pay per view for WCW in 1991. Also in action, Lex Luger defends his US Title against Dan Spivey, Doom defends the WCW World Tag Team Titles against The Fabulous Freebirds, and a real beauty in Big Van Vader taking on Stan Hansen. Keep following us on Twitter (@newbloodpod) and Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast).
So, it's 1991 in WCW, and with that comes some changeover both onscreen and off. Ric Flair is once again the World Heavyweight Champion, and tonight he defends against Scott Steiner. Also, Sting and Luger take on Doom and we deal with the El Cubano factor. Please rate/review on iTunes and follow us on social media (@newbloodpod, New Blood Rising Podcast)!
It is the end of 1990, and we are covering Starrcade '90 where we finally have the conclusion of the Black Scorpion angle as he takes on World Champion Sting in a steel cage. Also, Lex Luger looks to regain the US Title against Stan Hansen in a Texas Lariat Match and The Horsemen challenge Doom for the World Tag Team Titles in a street fight. Oh and there's a pretty wild tag tournament on hand as well. Please continue to follow us on Twitter (@NewBloodPod) and Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast)!
The road to Starrcade runs through Jacksonville, FL as we review Clash of the Champions XIII where a coin toss will decide which Horseman will take on a member of Doom with all kinds of stipulations attached and Sting confronts the Black Scorpion in a Danger Zone segment. Please continue to follow us on social media (FB - New Blood Rising Podcast, Twitter - @newbloodpod)!
Terror grips the UIC Pavilion as we cover Halloween Havoc '90 in our journey through Season 5. Lots of fun in this one as we cover a memorable main event with Sting defending his WCW World Title against Sid Vicious. Please continue to follow us on social media and leave us a rating/review on iTunes!
Clash of the Champions XII carries a few different titles but its an action packed 10 matches in two hours. Headlining is Sting taking on The Black Scorpion who continues to play psychological war games against the newly crowned World Champion. Lex Luger must defend his US Title against Ric Flair, and there's plenty more for us to talk about. Please continue to follow on social media (FB: New Blood Rising Podcast, Twitter: @newbloodpod).
Season 5 kicks off with a bang as we begin our journey from Sting to Hogan at Great American Bash ’90 where there a few familiar faces from our previous seasons. And, in typical New Blood fashion, we have another appearance from our friend Booger Red in the few months before he would begin his journey as one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time. How does Sting vs. Pic Flair hold up all of these years later? Keep the conversation going on Facebook and Twitter and please leave a rating/review on iTunes.
Well, we have arrived at the end of Season 4 and our look at The Undertaker's run at WrestleMania. After our last episode with the apex of The Streak, it was only fitting that we come crashing back to earth with the end, starting with Undertaker's memorable job to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX, followed by his subsequent battles against Bray Wyatt, Shane McMahon, and Roman Reigns. We also get into what Season 5 entails for the podcast. Please continue to follow us on Twitter (@newbloodpod) and Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast)! Thanks for listening to Season 4!
It's a mega episode. It's the one we've been tracking towards since Season 4 began with The Undertaker at WrestleMania. It's the double pack of Shawn Michaels and Triple H (25, 26, 27, 28) and we wrap it up with CM Punk at WrestleMania 29. This might be the most memorable pack of Undertaker matches on the biggest stage of them all. How well does WM 25 hold up after all of these years? Hear the conundrum of "stay down," stay for William and his brother-in-law recounting the WM 27 live experience, and enjoy the experiment of putting Taker and Steve Austin in a scene from Clerks. Oh, and let's not forget the special guest host as well! Enjoy, thank you for downloading, and if you can, please leave a rating/review on iTunes. For our entire catalogue, check out the Podbean app. To keep the conversation going, we are on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and on Facebook, New Blood Rising Podcast!
It's a two-man pod this week with William and Charlie charting through one of Undertaker's most important pack of WrestleMania matches. We are looking at Undertaker vs. Randy Orton (XXI), Mark Henry (XXII), Batista (XXIII), and Edge (XXIV) with Taker back in full Dead Man persona. We all know what's coming down the road in terms of Undertaker at WrestleMania but these four matches can't be ignored. Lots to discuss on this one. Please continue to follow on Twitter and Facebook and feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The next installment of Season 4 brings us to ABA/Booger Red WrestleMania matches for The Undertaker (X7, X8, XIX) and the return of The Deadman (XX). Definitely it is a case of two highly regarded matches and two, well, not so much. But how does The Undertaker progress through this period? Please rate/review on iTunes and follow us on social media (@newbloodpod)
We're back starting off with the Undertaker at WrestleMania XII and covering his matches through WrestleMania XV. Quite an interesting batch that seems to be on the ascent in terms of quality but then falls off the cliff by the time we get to Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania XV. It's interesting revisiting "the moment" that occurs at the end of that one. Please continue to rate/review on iTunes and follow on social media (Twitter: @newbloodpod, Facebook: New Blood Rising Podcast).
And thus another season has begun, and fittingly based on what you've heard in seasons 1 -3, we are now covering exclusively The Undertaker and his matches at Wrestlemania. The build, the match, and the legacy. Up first in Episode I will be the beginning of the Undertaker on the biggest stage of them all. We will chronicle his battles against Superfly Jimmy Snuka, Jake Roberts, Giant Gonzalez, and King Kong Bundy. Please continue to follow us on Twitter and Facebook! It's going to be a fun season!
We had wanted to do this type of episode, but to go through every episode of the podcast was becoming a tall order. Thanks to Phillip Goad and his unbelievable feat of listening to all 100 episodes in 3 weeks, we have a compilation show. The road to 100 has been paved with a lot of fun, laughs, and sometimes the darkest of jokes. But I don't think we would have had it any other way. Looking forward now to Season 4 in a few weeks!
We made it! 100 episodes of a podcast that started as just a review of Russo Era WCW. Fast forward two and half years and we are at the season finale of our run through all of the ECW ppvs. Not the greatest of finales but it beats December to Dismember. It's TNA's Hardcore Justice: The Final Stand. Then, we get into some nostalgia, talking about the origins of the show and all of the twists and turns and changes that have come since Halloween Havoc '99. Don't forget to keep following us on Twitter (@newbloodpod) and Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast). Thank you all for all of the support to help get us to 100! Oh, and get ready for Season 4!
Well, they all can't be winners, now can they? Episode 99 of the podcast takes us to Augusta, Georgia where WWE/ECW bring us December to Dismember. What will happen in the Extreme Elimination Chamber Match? Are the Hardy Boys still wrestling MNM? No really, are they still wrestling because it might be the longest match ever. Please continue to rate/review/subscribe on iTunes and follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@newbloodpod, New Blood Rising Podcast)!
Here we are, one year later from One Night Stand '05, and now we are on the eve of the revival of ECW in WWE. Episode 98 takes us back to Hammerstein where Rob Van Dam looks to unseat John Cena as the WWE Champion while Sabu looks to do the same to "World Champion" Rey Mysterio. We also get into some ECW on SyFy talk as a new chapter begins in WWE history. Please continue to rate/review on iTunes and follow us on social media (Facebook: New Blood Rising Podcast, Twitter: @newbloodpod)!
It is June of 2005 and ECW has returned...for one night only...for now. It's One Night Stand '05, and the wrestling world is caught up in a wave of nostalgia since WWE released the Rise and Fall of ECW DVD in 2004. William, Jason, Charlie, and Martin catch up with old friends from Season 3 and see if Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka can deliver one more time in a fun reunion show for ECW. It's a hell of an episode, probably the darkest comedically that we have ever released. Please continue to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we get closer to episode 100!
It's episode 96 of the podcast, we have reached an important moment in season 3 as we are at the end of ECW Prime: The Paul Heyman Years. It's Guilty as Charged '01, and there's a feeling of the end in the air, but it's by no means a lay up show as we get to see one last time, Rob Van Dam, returning to ECW, taking on Jerry Lynn. And Rhino is on the prowl, literally without his ECW TV title, threatening to wreak havoc in New York. Please continue to rate/review on iTunes and follow us on social media (Twitter: @newbloodpod, Facebook: New Blood Rising Podcast).
And an extreme Christmas to you too! ECW hits Hammerstein Ballroom to bring us a new ppv: Massacre on 34th Street. Rhino defends his ECW TV Title against Spike Dudley while the ECW World Title is up for grabs in a three way dance with Steve Corino, Jerry Lynn, and Justin Credible. Please continue to follow the podcast on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and on Facebook, New Blood Rising Podcast. If you can as well, please drop us a review on iTunes!
Into November of 2000 we forge with, fittingly, November to Remember '00 where we will be subjected to Double Jeopary as the ECW World Title will be on the line simultaneously, so to speak, between Justin Credible and, champion, Jerry Lynn as well as The Sandman and Steve Corino with the winner each match taking on each other. And with this show, we say goodbye to a major part of season 3's review of ECW! Please continue to follow us on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and on Facebook, New Blood Rising Podcast!
It’s an impressive double main event as we move into episode 93 of podcast in season 3. It’s ECW Anarchy Rulz ’00, and Rob Van Dam is poised to regain the belt he never actually lost in a Television Title match against Rhyno. And Jerry Lynn gets a shot at ECW’s richest prize when he battles Justin Credible. Please continue to follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@newbloodpod, New Blood Rising Podcast) as well as our friends at the Questionable Endeavor Network and 4CRonline.com.
Into the summer of 2000 we forge as inch closer and closer to episode 100. ECW invades Los Angeles, and it might not be the only company invading by the time we get to the main event that pits Tommy Dreamer against ECW World Champion Justin Credible in a Stairway to Hell match. Also, Rob Van Dam is poised to debut a new finisher called the Van Terminator. What is it? Scotty Anton will find out as the two former friends clash. Also you will hear hear the greatest Sandman story ever courtesy of our researcher, Colin Duff! Please toninue to rate and review on iTunes and check out our friends at the Questionable Endeavor Network and 4CROnline.com. Continue the conversation with us on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and on Facebook, New Blood Rising Podcast!
As if it was a Star Wars opening crawl: Mike Awesome has disappeared. Thus a new reign has begun at the top of ECW with Justin Credible as the new ECW World Champion...But the Impact Players are exploding tonight as Lance Storm is now challenging for that same title. And one year since their epic encounter at Hardcore Heaven '99, Jerry Lynn and Rob Van Dam go one on one again only a few months after RVD's leg injury. Please continue to follow us on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and on Facebook, New Blood Rising Podcast! Also, drop us a review or rating on iTunes!
We are into March of 2000 in our ECW timeline and we are on the verge of crowning a new ECW TV Champion in the wake of Rob Van Dam's injury that forced him to vacate the title he held for nearly 2 years. Not to mention, in an unlikely 3-Way dance for the ECW Tag Team Titles, champions Mike Awesome and Raven (?!) defend against Tommy Dreamer/Masato Tanaka and the Impact Players. Oh, and New Jack takes the worst bump in the history of mankind. Please continue to follow us on Twitter (@newbloodpod) and Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast) and leave us your reviews and ratings on iTunes! Also, look out for our friends at the Questionable Endeavor Network as well!
And so we are now officially into the 2000's in ECW and what better way to get the calendar year started than with Mike Awesome defending his ECW World Title against Spike Dudley. Also, we're finally getting the blow-off match to a feud that has been brewing over the past couple of years as Sabu challenges Rob Van Dam for the ECW TV Title. Please continue to follow us on Twitter (@newbloodpod) and Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast) as well as our network partners, The Questionable Endeavor Network (questendnetwork.com) and 4CRadio (4cronline.com). Also, drop us a review and rating on iTunes! Thank you for downloading!
It is the end of 1999 in ECW, and we say goodbye to Taz as he makes his (actual) final appearance in ECW in a much anticipated match-up against Rob Van Dam with the ECW TV Title on the line. Mike Awesome defends the ECW World Title against Masato Tanaka in another installment in their feud. Please continue to follow us on Twitter (@newblood) and Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast). Also, please visit our friends at the Questionable Endeavor Network (questendnetwork.com) and 4CR Radio (4cronline.com).
We are into September of 1999 as ECW, now a national presence with their Friday night TNN spot, brings us Anarchy Rulz ’99. An end of an era, a beginning of another one. Not quite Taz’s final ppv (as we thought as we were recording) but it’s definitely a ending for him as we talk his ECW World Title match against Masato Tanaka and Mike Awesome. Please continue to follow us on Twitter (@newbloodpod), Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast), and our fellow network friends at the Questionable Endeavor Network (questendnetwork.com) and 4CRadio (4cronline.com).
It’s Heat Wave ’99, and the Dudleys are bringing the heat on their way out the door. A hell of a main event too in Dayton, as rivals Jerry Lynn and Rob Van Dam team up to take on the Impact Players (Justin Credible and Lance Storm). Change is in the air in ECW as we’re heading toward the end of 1999. Please continue to follow us on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and on Facebook, New Blood Rising Podcast. Also, drop us a rating and review on iTunes when you have the chance!
This week, we’re headed to Poughkeepsie, New York for Hardcore Heaven ’99 as we are treated to possibly one of the greatest matches in ECW history, in the second installment of RVD vs. Jerry Lynn with the ECW TV Title on the line. We also have Taz pulling double duty in an interesting defense of his ECW World Title. Please continue to follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@newbloodpod, New Blood Rising Podcast) as well as visit our friends at the Questionable Endeavor Network (questendnetwork.com).
It's March of 1999 and it's time to Live Dangerously again with ECW in the aptly titled Living Dangerously '99. It's an angry crowd in Asbury Park, NJ, but we're treated to our first pay per view showdown between Rob Van Dam and Jerry Lynn for the ECW TV Title as well as another entry into the Sabu vs. Taz series with a match for the ECW World Title. Please follow us on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and Facebook, New Blood Rising Podcast.
It's a new year for ECW, and it starts with Guilty as Charged where we finally get the climax of the multiyear feud between Taz and ECW World Champion, Shane Douglas. Rob Van Dam defends his ECW TV Title against Lance Storm in an absolute barn burner, and we get our first look at Tajiri in a match against Super Crazy. Please continue to download and subscribe to us however you listen to podcasts as well as follow us on Twitter (@newbloodpod) and on Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast).
It is November 1998, and it's the marquee ECW event of the year, November to Remember. And it's a star-studded six man tag main event with the Triple Threat versus the New Triple Threat. Shane Douglas, Bam Bam Bigelow, and Chris Candido take on Rob Van Dam, Sabu, and Taz, while Tommy Dreamer and mystery partner will battle Justin Credible and Jack Victory. Please continue to follow us on Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast) and Twitter (@newbloodpod) and continue to download and subscribe anywhere you listen to podcasts!
We're back with an ECW classic in Heatwave '98 where there are more than a few classic moments to go through, even though we have to suffer through a less than stellar color commentator alongside Joey Styles. Taz, Bam Bam, RVD, Sabu, Mike Awesome, Masato Tanaka, and more go at it on one of the best ECW shows ever. Please continue to download/subscribe/rate on iTunes and follow us on social media. We're on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and on Facebook, "New Blood Rising Podcast."
Headed into May of 1998, the podcast takes a trip down to Cobb County, GA where Shane Douglas has to defend his ECW title against Al Snow. Plus, an epic clash between ECW TV Champion, Rob Van Dam, defends against Sabu. Please continue to rate/download/subscribe on iTunes as well as follow us on social media. Twitter: @newbloodpod, Facebook: New Blood Rising Podcast
We are now in March of 1998 as we cover ECW's Living Dangerously '98, which as we will talk about spans the spectrum of amazing and awful in wrestling. Please continue to download and pass along the word to subscribe or leave us a review/rating on iTunes. We are on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and Facebook, New Blood Rising Podcast!
We're back with the final ECW ppv of 1997, November to Remember. A big main event where a (now) face Shane Douglas has to challenge ECW World Champion Bam Bam Bigelow. Also on the card in a vicious Tables and Ladders match, Sabu takes on The Sandman. Please continue to download and subscribe on iTunes as well as leave us a rating! We are on Twitter, @newbloodpod, and on Facebook, New Blood Rising Podcast!
ECW heads into its second ppv as a company with a trip down south to Ft. Lauderdale for Hardcore Heaven, where we see the battle with the WWF continuing with Jerry Lawler taking on Tommy Dreamer and in the main event, a three-way dance for the ECW World Title between Sabu, Shane Douglas, and Terry Funk. Please leave us a rating/review on iTunes as well as follow us on social media. Twitter - @newbloodpod, Facebook - New Blood Rising Podcast.
And we're back! And this time, we're going back to the mid 90's when ECW was just getting started in the realm of pay-per-views. To kick things off with Season 3, we're headed to Philadelphia, PA for Barely Legal, a show that barely made it to ppv. But it's one that delivers on all fronts. Follow us on Twitter (@newbloodpod) and Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast)! We're going to the extreme!!!
A special, secret episode that bookends the MITB 2016/E3 Special with William Renken and Charlie Stabile headed to Atlanta to see Guns N' Roses and all of the conversations, diatribes, and performances that occurred. Season 3 is right around the corner of the New Blood Rising Podcast. Stay tuned as we head to ECW for our catalog of new episodes. Twitter - @newbloodpod, Facebook - New Blood Rising Podcast
Thank you to everyone who has either continued with us since Season 1 or came aboard during Season 2, but here we are at our Season Finale in Toronto for WrestleMania X8. This is a big one for us since we have gone all in with Booger Red since the end of WCW. Undertaker vs. Ric Flair, Austin vs. Scott Hall, the big one; Hogan vs. Rock. Oh yeah, and Triple H takes on Jericho for the Undisputed Championship. This is a mega episode. We wanted to exit out of this season right for you all. We will back. You will hear the details in the episode. Until then, please continue to rate/review/subscribe on iTunes, follow us on Twitter and Facebook and feel free to send us an email at email@example.com. We cannot quantify the amount of fun we’ve had over this stretch of episodes. Thank you all again for listening!
TWO EPISODES LEFT IN SEASON 2!! The podcast trucks into No Way Out 2002 where Triple H has to defend his right to face the WWF Undisputed Champion at WrestleMania X8 against Kurt Angle. Stone Cold Steve Austin takes on the champ, Chris Jericho, and, oh yeah, it's the debut of the NWO in WWF! Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@newbloodpod, New Blood Rising Podcast) and visit out t-shirt shop at What A Maneuver! (@WAManuever)!
(Repost due to accidential deletion) William Renken talks the story of Sonny Hooper aka The Greatest Stunt Man Alive on this Quick Take from the New Blood Rising Podcast’s Movies For Guys Who Like Movies. Burt Reynolds was at the top of his game when Hooper hit cinemas in 1978, and William gets into all of it during his trek home from work. Please continue to download/subscribe/rate on iTunes. Please send your feedback on Twitter (@newbloodpod), Facebook (New Blood Rising Podcast), and through email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are now into 2002 and Chris Jericho, in his first pp. defense of his new Undisputed Championship, goes one one one with The Rock in their continued rivalry. Also, it's a very big Rumble with a lot of old and a couple new faces as we start the road to WrestleMania X8! Please continue to download/subscribe/rate/review on iTunes and follow us on social media (Twitter: @newbloodpod, Facebook: New Blood Rising Podcast), and drop us an email at email@example.com!