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STR.  Stomping Grounds Preview
Jeff goes over Stomping Grounds ppv on Sunday, opines on edgy babyfaces and why he thinks that Bayley may be beyond saving at this point.Coming soon, Beyond the Mat 20 years later, a look back
STR-2.  Praise be upon the Network Shows
NXT, NXT UK and 205 Live were all great wonderful professional wrestling experiences, so you get nothing but effusive praise, except for Joseph Connors.  Also, Jeff didn't wish Chris a happy birthday, hilarity ensues.
STR.  A Half Hearted Effort
Is Jeff talking about the main roster or this podcast?  Yes.  20 minutes and you're out this week as nothing really moved Jeff's needle.  He'll make it up to you later.
STR-2.  Scolding Cold
Chris and Jeff review NXT Takeover, which Jeff enjoyed a bit more than Chris did.  They also go over some eventful NXT UK and 205 Live happenings
STR-2.  Takeover preview
Jeff and Chris delve into Takeover XXV and Jeff discusses some of the points brought up on the Moxley/Jericho podcast.  Needless to say, if you've listened to Jeff's opinions on Vince's creative instincts, you're not surprised.patreon episodes: htt…
STR.  Stories We Tell Ourselves
Rob McCarron is back!  Kind of, he breaks down NXT Takeover and Jeff looks at narratives around Vince McMahon being worried about AEW.
STR-2.  NXT, NXT UK, 205
Chris and Jeff clean up the rest of the week for WWE.
STR. Shoots and Ladders
Chris joins Jeff for a MITB post mortem, Jeff's tangential involvement in the Ric Flair Roast and whiny Dolph Ziggler.
STR-2.  Remember to Forget the Forgotten.
Chris and Jeff talk about AEW's deal, and Jeff wonders how to change certain demographics in fandom. Then we talk the events of 205, NXT and NXT UK.
STR. MITB Preview
Jeff rides solo as he talks about the WWE Writers recruitment video, Jason Solomon on Wade Keller's show, the lack of effort WWE puts into UK shows, and the inexcusable timing of European tour right before Money In the Bank Our patreon is at h…
STR-2.  The Mendoza Line
Chris and Jeff discuss the return of Noam Dar, the surprising win of Raul Mendoza, and the unofficial mascots of STR, the Hunt.
STR.  Nothing Positive
The main roster was so bad this week Chris may have quit the show.  Jeff wanted to swear but didn't.  We complain a lot.  If that's not your thing, this may not be your episode. We just released a fun watch of Starrcade 92 at…
STR-2: Send for the Mansoor
Mansoor!  Southern Accents!  Lio Rush's Excuses!  All in our talk about NXT, NXT UK and 205 Live
STR.  Staring at Luggage
Brought to you through Skype (explanation on the show) Chris and Jeff go through the build of Money In the Bank and logic, or lack thereof, therein.
STR-2: NXT, 205, NXT UK, News and Notes
Dean Malenko quits, Luke Harper gets 6 more months, Q1 notes and a really fun NXT.  Also, a discussion of the loss of "sexy babyfaces"
STR.  Pee Wee's Brayhouse
Sponsored this week by Blue Chew go to and enter STR at checkout to get free shipping on your first order. Chris and Jeff go over the WWE still shaking things up and a lack of planning, the Becky interactions and why the Kevin Owens t…
STR.  Shaken, Not Stirred
SuperStar ShakeUp Analysis!  All the trades!  All the free agent moves! Vikings!
STR: Wahoowa
Jeff went to the Final Four to watch Virginia win the national championship, and is fighting off a nasty cold but managed to watch NXT, Mania, Raw and Smackdown and he struggles to get through a post-mortem with Chris, who is patient as can be.  Al…
STR: Wrestlemania and NXT Preview/Predictions
One super sized show this week, Chris and Jeff talk John Oliver, Kofi being overshadowed by Daniel Bryan's charisma, speculate whether Gargano get to the top of the mountain, and how this season of WWE ends.
STR: More Like Ornery Lorcan
Chris and Jeff explore NXT, NXT UK and 205 Live.  We ask the important questions: what could Velveteen Dream do to distract you?  Why is Walter speaking?  What exactly is Orney Lorcan so mad at?
STR 330.
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STR 330.  Coffey Brothers in Cars Drinking Coffee
Chris and Jeff go over an eventful NXT, the crowning of Tony Nese on 205 Live, and go in depth on The Hunt.
STR 329.  The Heating and the Cooling
The Raw and Smackdown review: Does a build make the feud or does the feud make the build.  That and Jeff pleads with the basketball gods
STR 328.  Lackluster to Blockbuster
Chris and Jeff go around the 2 NXT territories and 205 Live, plus HHH/Batista in The Cleanup.
STR 327.  Fastlane post-mortem
Chris and Jeff explore the conundrum of good wrestling but bad storytelling as they go through the set-up for the final push towards Wrestlemania.
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Jun 12th, 2014
Latest Episode
May 31st, 2019
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