EP 153 | RIP Vader, All In Broadcasted, ROH/MSG Update, Big Cass Fired, Rousey’s Success | 06/20/18

Brian Isley re-joins the panel as the third man as the trio discusses some of the hot topics in the world of professional wrestling.
 
First, Vaughn, Nick and Brian reminisce about the life and career of Leon White, better known to wrestling fans as Vader (or Big Van Vader). Earlier in the week, the big man passed away at the age of 63 due to ongoing health issues. The guys discuss their thoughts on the career of Vader and his impact on the wrestling business from early on in his career, to his days in WCW with great matches against Sting and a slew of others, to his days in the WWF as The Mastodon and his career after leaving the company. They also talk about his appearances on "Boy Meets World" as both a wrestler from WCW and WWF, which was pretty unique back in the day.
 
The guys briefly discuss All-In and Cody Rhodes' and The Young Bucks' decision to agree to a licensing deal to broadcast the show. On what platform will they broadcast? They talk about it.
 
WWE blocking Ring of Honor from running an event at Madison Square Garden? Talk about petty. But it's nothing the guys didn't see coming. They discuss the report that Ring of Honor was blocked by WWE from running MSG and if that means WWE is planning a MSG show of their own down the road during WrestleMania 35 weekend, or any other upcoming dates.
 
Big Cass was unceremoniously released from WWE and not even wished luck on his future endeavors. What happened? What went wrong? The guys talk about it, including the revelation that Carmella is the last one standing from their previous trio of Enzo/Cass/Carmella in NXT.
 
Ronda Rousey has proven her worth inside the ring and out. She wrestled a great match against Nia Jax at Money in the Bank, and had another awesome showing on Raw the night after before "being suspended" for 30 days. Powerbombing Alexa Bliss through a table was clearly a sign that Rousey's days as Raw Women's Champion are closer than we think, according to Nick. The guys discuss her progress and how good she's gotten in such a short time both on the mic, which was the glaring weakness upon her debut, to in the ring, which hasn't been a weakness yet.
 
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