This week, The Doc breaks down the career of Dean Ambrose in WWE. Where does the Lunatic Fringe rank historically?
The Doc is joined by Lordsofpain.net’s Sir Samuel Brown for June’s Sunday Wrestling Conversation, which is a Doc Says staple. Simply, the host and his guest shoot the breeze about a wrestling topic. Today, that topic is Jon Moxley / Dean Ambrose, who is Sir Sam’s favorite wrestler. Doc finds both Mox’s recent career turn and his historical stature in WWE fascinating.
The discussion begins with focus on AEW and New Japan and what the gentlemen are hoping that Mox achieves in each promotion. Doc personally cannot wait to see Moxley vs. Kenny Omega, for instance. Sir Sam, meanwhile, is abuzz this week with Mox’s performance against Juice Robinson at the Best of the Super Juniors Final in NJPW.
Predominantly, the theme of the conversation is on contextualizing what Ambrose accomplished in WWE. Doc has long posited that The Lunatic Fringe was, based on achievements and his push, the third wheel of The Shield, someone who left a lot on the table for a variety of reasons, but Sir Sam and others have often countered that Ambrose was a lot closer historically to Rollins and Reigns than folks like Chad Matthews gave him credit for. The host and guest bring several criterion from Doc’s WrestleMania Era rankings formula to the forefront to shape the conversation beyond mere opinion.
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The Chairshot’s Kevin Carroll states “Jon Moxley is Home”
Read Kevin’s column: http://thechairshot.com/2019/06/kevin-jon-moxley-is-home/
The Doc Says…The WWE Decade in Review – 2011: The Rise of CM Punk
WWE in 2011 shifted to the Reality Era, a period highlighted by the rise of CM Punk
Reflecting back to 2011 in WWE, when CM Punk changed the game and The Reality Era began
This week, The Doc continues his WWE Decade in Review series, highlighting 2011. Perhaps no year of the past ten has proven to be as interesting. The top end talent drop-off that defined 2010 ignited an anxiety that had been growing for a long time. Born of those feelings of angst was “The Pipe Bomb” and the rise to superstardom of CM Punk. The wider industry has never been the same.
2011 was not all about The Voice of the Voiceless, however. An amazing rivalry, incredibly underrated in the “of all-time” conversation, took place right around the same time that Punk was peaking. The WWE standard-bearer for the several years leading up to 2011 turned a new corner in his career and further elevated his status. An incredibly unique match at WrestleMania largely without peer in WWE lore contended for best of the year. It was a very memorable twelve months.
On this episode, a plethora of topics are packed into the 2011-in-review conversation, including the Wrestler of the Year, the most underrated matches and moments, and the top mid-carder.
Also, Doc reveals the details and group stage results of the WWE Women’s World Cup tournament!
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The Chairshot’s Valentin Humez explores the likelihood of Kota Ibushi headlining WrestleKingdom 14
Read Valentin’s column: http://thechairshot.com/2019/06/kota-ibushi-headlining-wrestle-kingdom-14-all-but-a-done-deal/
DWI Podcast #204 It’s Tucker MoFo
The MVP has returned! Christopher Platt is on the DWI Podcast!
We’ve got WWE Stomping Ground this weekend. Will Brock Lesnar make an appearance and possibly cash in? Can the women’s right bring gold to Lacey Evans? And can KofiMania continue its run with the WWE Title?
In a very last call, we give our quick thoughts on the NBA Draft and the new landscape of the league!
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