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Best of Low Blows 2021
Rick presents some of our favourite moments from 2021 while also making an important announcement about the future of Low Blows.
Best of Low Blows 2021
Rick presents some of our favourite moments from 2021 while also making an important announcement about the future of Low Blows.
Low Blows Special: G1 Climax 31 Final Preview (w/Ben Givan)
The voice of Irish wrestling, Ben Givan, stops by to join Rick for a Low Blows Special as they give a big breakdown with everything you need to know ahead of the final Block nights in the G1 Climax 31 tournament starting on Monday. Hear their wild Wrestle Kingdom 16 fantasy booking scenarios, their thoughts/disappointment with NJPW on what's been a rough year, their matches/MVP/upset/breakout of the tournament, plus the setup you need to enjoy the final night of action even if you haven't watched anything so far.
Ask Low Blows 1/10: The Plaster Master
Our goodbye (for now at least) show... @TristanMCarroll: Why did Cian kill Low Blows? What the fuck? @KentoCCFC: Have any of you a favourite moment from the many ridiculous hypothetical scenarios you've found yourself in while on deserts/up mountains/in cars/abducted by an alien? Believe me, I'll miss coming up with them and hearing the confusion in yer voices when seeing them ❤ @seanmacsamhrain: Anyone else sick of these cryptic tweets from wrestlers? Like, what do you think he’s saying here? @Pop_Cult_Pod: If this was the end of Low Blows and it was going to be rebooted as Low Blows 2.0 with new hosts. Who from the Irish wrestling scene would you want as hosts? @davebandana: I'll miss the shows while you guys are away. So what I'd like to know is what in today's world of pro wrestling do you hope to see change by the time the show returns if it does? P.S. Thank you for reminding me why I'm a wrestling fan every week. All the best. Sign of the horns @joestodge: Who has been the guest you always wanted on, but never got. @RoscommDan: In good season finale style, value 5 members of the fight factory roster in euros €. As a guide, LJ clearly is top and worth €10. Go! (And thank you for the great content and multiple death threats from Phil) @cluelessnerd: How do you think the addition of the zoom chat has impacted you individually and the show the most since you started it? For me, being in the zoom every week kept me from falling completely out of love with wrestling, thank you all for that ❤ @Keith Hanley: Off the back of this announcement, I just want to thank everyone @HashtagLowBlows for all they have done during lockdown. @AMTRick @katey_harvey @CorporateCian made Wednesday night zoom calls a must and really helped with my mental health. With that being said. What was your favourite lockdown zoom call moment? @Scott_Aspill: What was the one hot take another co host has said that just made you wanna hop the table (or through the screen) and start throwing fists?!? @SimpsonsWWE: What has been your favourite moments looking back on the history of low blows? @chloe_lynch: Do you remember the first time ye met each other @eoin_davis1: What 3 words would you use to describe your co-hosts
Low Blows 323: They All Have Lovely Lips
Returns in wrestling that didn't need to happen, but you're glad they didWe're going on hiatusQueen vs Cian on Royal Rumble Saturdays, new AEW Championship belt, Ronda's baby name & moreRyker/Kross, Omega/Danielson ending, mouth commercials & Orange Cassidy in the worst of the weekThe Hurt Business, Balor/Reigns was gas, ZSJ takes over the G1, Christopher Daniels & invasions galore in AEW in the best of the week
Ask Low Blows 24/9: The Spider Skinned The Cat
@Davebandana: It turns out that it's difficult to get a good Internet connection on my new place. So what I'd like to know is what is the most difficult thing that you ever got that you originally thought would be easy and simple? @cluelessnerd: is there anything you look at and think its so simple yet so effective? I re-watched Halloween over the weekend and the wide shots of Michael Myers looming in the background is so simple yet so effective! Some fantastic cinematography, such iconic movie stills @seanmacsamhrain: Any thoughts on the announcements made during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase? With the standard of the two Spider-Man games so far, Wolverine should be unreal. @seanmacsamhrain: Could WWE do a CM Punk-New Nexus style thing with Sheamus and Retribution? It would probably end up being horrible but I always thought Sheamus would be a good faction leader. @HenderTheGreat: After past week this just had to be asked.... PWU Top 20 (no order needed as its kinda short notice) - Factions/Teams can count as 1...members can count individually so for example you could have Queens Court and Katey as separate entries @joestodge: can you over simplify the story of a popular movie. @Bryanamaniac: Wrestling Category Game!! ! You have to name wrestling moves that have the following in their title A Girl's name A Boy's name Food/Drink Animal Place Colour
Low Blows 322: Max To The Max
What 'new normal' do you want wrestling to take on?Queen vs Cian on AEW ratings, Owen Hart project, Brian Danielson not saying yes, bad WWE ideas and moreSay Something Stupid on Dark Side of the Ring revelations, slap contests, Rosario Dawson, Vince hating hometowns and moreG1 opening weekend over-delivers, a banging episode of Raw, Baker/Soho promo, Option C, more Bron Breaker talk & more in the best episode of RawDid a stacked Raw ruin WWE Extreme Rules or is there still stuff to get excited for?
Jelly-Filled Donut 26: Girls Like Girly Things
The Monday Madness Crew are back to discuss S1E26 of Pokemon Indigo League, 'Pokemon Scent-sation'. A new record for Brock being creepy? Why Ash might have COVID BurkeBot takes her retail-related trauma out on this episode Gender fluid Pikachu can play both sides at will Either Team Rocket's timing is amazing or the writing is awful A glass-smashing edition of 'Who's That Pokemon?' A 3-vs-3 'Battle Mode' Did Team Rocket play a perfect game?
Ask Low Blows 17/9: The Clap Has Happened
@KentoCCFC: You've been abducted by aliens You can show them one: TV show (one episode) Film Wrestling match Irish comedian Who/what do you choose? @Scott_Aspill: have everyone download the app Letterboxd and company each other’s MCU ranking @SimpsonsWWE: The Olympia theatre is to be renamed under a new sponsorship deal with Three, can you ruin the aura of venue with a sponsorship deal? @TerryVsMartina: I am pretty sure we have all been aggressive towards someone in the past you dont make it to 33 years old and not make mistakes With wrestling coming back were do you draw the line at giving someone a 2nd chance Obviously pedos and rapists dont deserve a 2nd chance just before someone takes me up wrong on what I am saying @cluelessnerd: with more reports coming out seemly every week about talents contracts being up (KO and Sami Zayn being the lastest) how difficult do you think it'll be for WWE to retain talent now after a ppv like All Out/Bryan and Cole jumping ship to AEW? @joestodge: What/who do you think there should there be a dark side of the ring on? My shout is Ian Rotten, everything that lad has done has been scummy and carny as fuck. @RoscommDan: What’s a goodbye that you think should have happened but in the end, it didn’t? Some examples some people might give (not me)... *Lingard should have left Utd. *Phil retiring after the M.May match. *Samoa Joe should have never gone back to NXT @Bryanamaniac: You are in a tag team match your partner is one of your co-host, your opponents are the other co-host & a partner of your choosing . Who is your partner and who is your opponent's partner
Low Blows 321: The PWU 500
Who is clearly cursed in wrestling?#QueenVsCian on PWI 500 hot takes, Adam Cole WWE main roster plans, Samoa Joe injury, GM Mode is back & Al Snow.Zelina gets cut, Dustin Rhodes/Malakai Black, Sting vs Tully and Malibu Stacy has a new hat in the worst of the weekReturn to MSG, Big E's title win, NXT 2.0, MJF, Nick Aldis & more in the best of the week
Jelly-Filled Donut 25: Capture Ash‘s Hat
The Monday Madness crew begin to look at the Pokemon episodes you deliberately didn't remember, beginning with 'Primeape Goes Bananas'. Ash's badge strategy shows how dense he is Was Oak's Japanese poetry any better than his English? The moment that named the podcast! Pikachu's food coma Ash and Mankey are intellectual equals This episode hit very close to home for BurkeBot A judge's decision is required for 'Who's That Pokemon' How does one go about becoming a Primeape? Was Pikachu jealous of Ash's hat? What Premier League football team is Ash the equivalent of?
Ask Low Blows 10/9: God Swings It
@KentoCCFC: You're now heading on a sail around the country. Pick your sailing mates with the caveat of there being no life jackets, or food, but there are fishing rods. @jmolloy1985: recent underhanded acts by a respectable national journalist have left me doubting the integrity of the profession. Are there any journalists you admire/read regularly who you think could restore my trust? @spudinho90: Did the performance against Portugal earn Stephen Kenny enough goodwill to forgive the Azerbaijan result and based on him saying he’s working toward a longer term development as opposed to immediate results, are you happy to carry on with him or do you want a change? Personally I’d give him the next euros campaign and based on the names being floated to replace him it only strengthens that believe @davebandana: I went to see the Irish national football team play this week. So what I'd like to know is what is your all-time Irish XI? P.S. Do your own research this time, @katey_harvey . Smiling face with open mouth and tightly-closed eyes @Scott_Aspill: So Shang Chi thoughts?!? Can’t wait to see where the MCU goes from here. @EMSProWrestling: Thoughts on the movement in F1 at the moment. Russell to Mercedes Bottas to Alpha Romeo 2 seats at Williams and the 2nd at Alpha Romeo and Kimi's retirement (Sorry @katey_harvey ) @cluelessnerd: it'll be talked about on the main show, but how big a game changer do you think All Out was? @Eoin_Davis1: Where do Cole, Bryan, and Punk rank when compared to other talent acquisitions like Hogan, Hall, and Nash in WCW or Christian, Angle, and Steiner in TNA? @RoscommDan: Justy & Phil are the oldest combined tag champs in Titanic Wrestling’s history, do you know any other obscure Irish wrestling facts?
Low Blows 320: The Gavin Bazunu of Wrestling
Promotions that shit themselves on a worldwide platform?RIP DaffneyQueen vs Cian on Daniel Bryan in AEW, new-look NXT, Miz on 'Dancing In The Stars', Undertaker's Netflix special & moreG1 announcements, Tian Sha, ROH's struggle for relevance, Billy Gunn & more in the worst of the weekWill Cian go over 40 minutes reviewing All Out? NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam, Index wedding parties, tag-team turmoil & more in the best of the week
Jelly-Filled Donut 24: Make It Double
The Monday Madness crew complete one of the all-time great Pokemon arcs by looking back at 'Haunter vs Kadabra'. What did Haunter think was happening here? Which Harry Potter character is Haunter reminiscent of? Would Ash, Brock and Misty make the plushie range? Do Team Rocket have their own drink? Battle Mode: Haunter vs Kadabra Sabrina's Dad needs to stop spoiling things A conspiracy theory about why Haunter stayed
Ask Low Blows 3/9:‘1 Minute‘ Spoilers
@Cluelessnerd: given the back log of questions for ask low blows, can we all expect a pass from being a multiple question walker by @CorporateCian ??? @Cluelessnerd: have you ever thought if a film was made at a different time a certain actor would be great in a role? I think it the Captain America films came out in the late 1990's Brendan Fraser would make a great Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier @cluelessnerd: thoughts on the spiderman no way home teaser trailer? It looks so good! @cluelessnerd: havent followed much wrestling lately, but bits I do, it's all about the ratings numbers between wwe and aew, does anyone else find it annoying that in 2021 people are still caught up in ratings? Can't they just enjoy having wrestling on several days a week @Bryanamaniac: Pick a character from either a comic book film or TV series and replace their actor with a pro wrestler. @Scott_Aspill: Should wrestling have an off season? Personally took a month off watching wrestling/ following news sites and i feel way better now getting back to watching than i did before this. I think it could benefit both fans and those in the ring/on the road if there was one. Almost feel as if im re discovering what i like about this wacky form of entertainment instead of constantly arguing what promotion is better than what. I just enjoy what i enjoy now. @KevinWriteStuff: think it's pretty clever of Aew to have other companies title matches on their shows involving their talent because it means they don't have to introduce a bunch of their own secondary titles. Your thoughts? @joestodge: What’s the most kayfabe shattering moment you’ve personally ever seen a wrestler involved in? I seen the Ballymun bruiser buying loads of 5liters of water in a Lidl before, totally smashed “the man with the golden can” persona.
Low Blows 319: Have You Had Enough Yet?
Wrestling transfers that got sabotaged last minute?Queen vs Cian on Samoe Joe slating the forbidden door, IIconics new name, Gangrel, Cena on BSR and WWE not signing indie wrestlers.Charlotte/Nia, AEW Dark, Punk's shoes, Tommy Dreamer & NXT UK stipulations in the worst of the weekNWA Empower, Katey's wrestling weekender, Becky's return promo plus a couple of standout matches in the best of the weekAEW All Out quick picks
Jelly-Filled Donut 23: Angry-Napping
The Monday Madness Crew take a trip to Lavender Town for 'The Tower of Terror'. This episode doesn't translate well into Nordy A deep-dive into the history of psychic Pokemon Behind the music of Lavender Town Why is Gastly a comedy ghost? The art of angry-napping Does Gastly count as a captured Pokemon? Two new entries into the Pokedex: Haunter and Gastly
Jelly-Filled Donut 22: A Dash of Nonce
The Monday Madness crew continue their run of good episodes as they're headed to Saffron City for 'Abra and the Psychic Showdown'. The difference in Saffron City between the game and TV show Girls can't read maps Is there a link between this episode and Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Maybe James is TOO comfortable in his sexuality Scientists do not equal psychics!! Pokemon's extra characters are all awful Battle Mode: Pikachu vs Abra!! Ash has become a main character in a video game What animal is Abra based on?
Low Blows 318: The Ranger of Power
Wrestling companies who went back on what made them famous?"Why is it okay to watch AEW but not OTT?"Queen vs Cian on will McMahons run WWE in 10 years, Reigns comments on Punk, Bray Wyatt to AEW, Becky heel turn & WWE Day 1Raw sends Cian into a meltdown, AEW's 'Dream Match', Cole/KOR, Heels is cringe, how Cian ruined SummerSlam for himself & more in the worst of the weekThe feeling of CM Punk's return, Rick fires back at Becky comeback critics, Ilja/WALTER & much more in a bumper edition of 'This Is Awesome'
Low Blows 317: Mrs Brown's Fellas
Satisfying ends to wrestling dynastiesCorporate Cian took his ball & went homeRIP Dominic Denucci, Gargano/Candice baby, NXT new direction, Sasha/Bianca rumours & more in the news of the week#SaySomethingStupid on Sheamus, AEW Rampage, Irish wrestling comeback vids and Roderick Strong's new gimmickChristian/Omega, BT Sports NXT UK promo, John Cena, NJPW Resurgence & Indi Hartwell/Dexter LumisWhat would be the funniest way AEW could troll us about CM Punk's comeback?WWE SummerSlam Quick Picks
Jelly-Filled Donut 21: A Spread of Butterfree
The Monday Madness crew recap the very emotional Pokemon episode 'Bye Bye Butterfree'... Brock is an expert on mating seasons Bad jokes about Butterfree Is Butterfree a shiny Pokemon card? Can BurkeBot narrow the gap in 'Who's That Pokemon?' Whose strategy to deal with the helicopter was the worst? How Pikachu was influenced by GTA Did you cry when you first watched this? Was Butterfree underused or did Ash (not) use him fairly?