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Dec 5 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: Punk, Austin/Vince, Mailbag and more~!

The last 10 days have been too newsworthy to cover it all in an hour, so this extra large edition of the show has Les and Vic spending plenty of time on the CM Punk and Vince McMahon podcasts with subtopics like how a large ego can work for (or against) you, the perpetual wackiness that is WWE behind the scenes, how lucky WWE was that Punk’s medical issues didn’t end differently, how much confidence does the last 10 days give you about the WWE Chairman and the head of Talent Relations, and Cesaro.  Poor, poor Cesaro.  We’ll also answer your questions on favorite gimmick matches, how to train guys who come into a wrestling camp a little too heavy, does every match have to tell a story, and the late Steve Bradley.  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend~!


 


Dec 12 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: Tons of Mailbag Questions Answered, TLC PPV Picks, more~!

We close this week’s show with our WWE TLC predictions but today is all about the mailbag!  Your questions answered about favorite Christmas angles/matches, what formula would Les use to put together a wrestling tv show today, how involved was Les in the training of Dean Ambrose, Punk in UFC, Ivan Koloff in the WWE HOF, the first time Les read an Observer (the answer surprised me) and more!  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend~!



Dec 19 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: The Great Styles Clash Debate, Mailbag, Pole Matches, more~!

Les and Vic return to (reluctantly) talk a little WWE, then onto Les’ take on the great Styles Clash debate, how life does not suck if you’re the former Alberto Del Rio.  From there, it’s onto the mailbag, where we’ll discuss UFC looking an awful lot like old school pro wrestling, did promoters like beating guys in their hometowns back in the day, Christmas themed wrestling matches, and one creative idea from the mind of Les Thatcher actually links him with Vince Russo~!  Not really, but I do like tweaking Les whenever I can.

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Dec 30 Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly: Daniel Bryan Returns, What That Means for Roman Reigns, more~!

Les and Vic return from Xmas break a little earlier than usual due to New Year's travel schedules, and that puts us in position to talk Monday Night Raw.  Well, it's not a show breakdown, but we'll discuss Daniel Bryan's return and how to use him in the run to Wrestlemania, what does Bryan's return mean for Roman Reigns and why this might be the best thing that could happen to him, thoughts on the Ryback promo and how it might have been done for more long term effect, the late Al Greene, doing worked boxing matches, working with the wrestling bears, and more!  Thanks for listening and we wish you and yours a very happy new year~!