Maverick Deals: Summerslam and Chill

Every week in the world of wrestling garners some level of debate. It’s why we podcast. It’s why we blog. It’s why we Tweet. The wrestling fan is so overloaded with programming and information, and so vocal about the product they consume, it’s hard to tell if anybody is actually enjoying anything anymore.  

All too often we take the things we love much too seriously. I’ve been known to throw things during a N.Y. Giants loss, hell we’re all human. Wrestling fans are no different. In the age of social media and the internet, we are all guilty of having a quick trigger when commenting on the current state of wrestling affairs. What scares me though is as a die hard fan, have we forgotten how to enjoy wrestling for what it is?  

All I see everyday is fans arguing. If you like a different wrestler or watch a different promotion, it’s almost like putting a target on your back. When I was a kid, being a wrestling fan was like being part of a secret club. We had our own language, our own stories to tell. There was a sense of family. That doesn’t exist anymore. It’s too much “my dad can beat up your dad” or “This person doesn’t deserve to be champion.”  We have forgotten how to come together as fans, and just have fun. We are still part of that small family who can find joy in the absurd.  So as the 30th edition of Summerslam looms over this weekend’s horizon, I ask only one favor of you. Have fun!! Don’t get caught up in results. Don’t worry about guys getting “buried.” Don’t concern yourself with who’s walking in or out of Brooklyn as championship. We are primed to have some great matches on Sunday. Get comfortable, and for a few hours allow yourself to remember why you became a wrestling fan to begin with. Trust me, its not to argue with some jabroni in Cleveland about who deserves to be Intercontinental Champion. 
Here are my quick picks for Sunday:

Hardy’s & Jordan, Orton, Big Cass, Corbin, Balor, Styles, New Day, Rollins & Ambrose, Natty, Alexa, Tozawa, Mahal, Strowman. 

Enjoy Takeover as well, kids. We will be back in September with fresh podcasts! Until then follow me on Twitter @ddtarchives and my co-host @TheCourageous_1 

Until next time, it’s the Maverick signing off. 

TO OUR FAITHFUL LISTENERS…

This week’s episode of the “DDT Archives” will be our last show on the Tapped Out Network.  We want to thank Nick and Myron for this opportunity. We have enjoyed working with them, and are proud to call them friends and colleagues. We are taking the month of August off to regroup, and will return this fall with brand new content that we know you will enjoy.

Thank you to our recent followers and supporters who have enjoyed the podcast over the last few months on the network. We are even more thankful to those of you who listened during the HSLB days. Our voices will be back soon enough, bigger, better, and more entertaining than ever. We look forward to the future with all of you in our corner. Thank You! 

– The Lotta Brothers 

Episode 29:Four Horsemen vs. DX

On this weeks show, Gregg and Chris debate who was the greatest stable in the history of pro wrestling!  Was it the Four Horsemen, or De-generation X?! Stay tuned at the end of the show for a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT about the future of the podcast!

Episode 29:Four Horsemen vs. DX

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Episode 28:SuperBrawl III

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On this week’s show, Gregg and Chris travel back to February 1993, and revisit WCW SuperBrawl III!  So many future stars competed on this night, including a young Chris Benoit, and the man who would become “Stone Cold” Steve Austin!  The boys break down the whole show, all while trying to figure out what the hell a “White Castle of Fear” is!  Be sure to catch this event on the WWE Network, then join us to hear all about it!

Episode 28:SuperBrawl III

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Episode 27:WWF Insurrextion ’02

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On this week’s show, Gregg and Chris take their act international!  They revisit the 2002 U.K. and Canada only PPV “Insurrextion.”  There are a lot of fun matches on this card, so be sure to catch it on the WWE Network, then join us for the break down!!

Episode 27:WWF Insurrextion ’02

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Episode 26:The Bobby Eaton Invitational

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On this weeks show, Gregg and Chris show their appreciation for some of the great performers of all time, that may not get all the love they deserve.  They each picked 5 superstars who they consider are the most “Underrated” in history.  Who would be on your list?

Episode 26:The Bobby Eaton Invitational

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Easter Bonus Show!

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Happy Easter from Gregg and Chris!  As a “thank you” to all that support the show, we’re giving you a little something extra this weekend!  The boys discuss a few trending topics in WWE right now, as well as preview their next episode coming next week!

Easter Bonus Show!

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Episode 25:ECW Barely Legal ’97

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April 13, 1997 was a turning point in the history of professional wrestling.  It marked the 1st PPV event for Extreme Championship Wrestling, “Barely Legal.”  If  you were an east coast wrestling fan in the 90’s, like Chris and Gregg were, ECW will always hold a special place in your heart.  The boys go back in time and relive this historic event, breaking down the entire card.  Come along for ride as we get EXTREME!!!

Episode 25: ECW Barely Legal ’97

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Episode 24:Are You Ready for the Fallout?

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Gregg and Chris have finally decompressed from the epic weekend that was Wrestlemania.  You’ll hear their takes on all the big ‘Mania moments.  They also touch on the Post-Wrestlemania editions of Raw and Smackdown.

Note: This is an incomplete show due to some technical difficulties.  We apologize for that.  Trust me, however, there is still plenty of HSLB to enjoy this week!

Episode 24:Are You Ready for the Fallout?

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Episode 23:Wrestlemania 33 Preview

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Happy Wrestlemania Day! Gregg and Chris preview the 33rd edition of the “Show of Shows!”  We break down every match on the card, and give our picks on who will walk away victorious.

Note:This show is raw and unedited.  No music, no intro, none of our usual bells and whistles.  A small price to pay for actually being in the same room while recording!

Episode 23:Wrestlemania 33 Preview

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