Big Dave Ungar covers the crazy world of pro wrestling as we head towards SummerSlam!
On Episode 253, we take a look at some of the recent build to some of the biggest events of the summer: NXT Takeover Toronto II, Summer Slam ’19, and NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff. Along the way, we question why Summer Slam is shaping up to be filled with rematches and retreads of things we have seen before? Is this what Summer Slam needs and are there enough subtle differences to make this year’s biggest party of the summer worth watching?
Meanwhile, the Main Event of NXT Takeover: Toronto II took shape as Johnny Cargano and Adam Cole each chose their respective stipulations for their huge NXT Championship match coming up in Toronto. Who has the edge now? Along the way, a tremendous Triple Threat for the North American Championship was booked and we explore why it might be the perfect matchup for those involved.
We also discuss 205 Live, ponder whether Imperium might be the most powerful faction in WWE, and discuss AEW’s big announcement of their debut episode coming to TNT on Wednesday 10/2/19. Are the Wednesday Night Wars upon us…..and is picking a fight with NXT smart on the part of AEW?
We then close out this Episode with a Watch Along. Shortly after WrestleMania, Big Rick and Big Dave got together to watch one of the greatest WrestleMania matches of all-time: “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat from WrestleMania III. So join us on Episode 253, fire up your WWE Network, and watch along with us as we relive one of the best matches ever!