• Murakami vs. Nagata with Filthy Tom Lawlor

    Phil is joined by pro wrestler and ex-UFC fighter Filthy Tom Lawlor to talk about Kazunari Murakami vs. Yuji Nagata from New Japan December 2002. We talk about the beauty of simplistic wrestling, who hit Tom the hardest in the ring, and overlaps between MMA and pro-wrestling.

    1h 8m - Mar 17, 2022
  • Tenryu vs. Fujinami with David Bixenspan

    Phil talks with writer and podcaster David Bixenspan about Genichiro Tenryu vs. Tatsumi Fujinami from the New Japan Dome show. We debate whether Tenryu was protecting Fujinami or abusing him, and how much a broke bloody nose hurts

    1h 21m - Mar 10, 2022
  • 2021 Year in Blood with Eric Ritz

    Special Episode of Way of the Blade Pod as Eric and I look back on the best bloody matches of 2021, we talk about Mickie Knuckles and Tank's triumphant comeback, the greatness of CM Punk and Eddie Kingston and the all time iconic year of Black Terry

    1h 25m - Mar 3, 2022
  • Slaughter vs. Sheik with Owen Ellickson

    Phil is joined by TV Writer(The Office, Superstore) and DVDVR veteran Owen Ellickson to talk bombastic 80s wrestling, NBA conspiracy theories and much more

    1h 15m - Feb 24, 2022
  • Kawada vs. Taue with Alan Counihan

    Phil talks with Alan Counihan of the Pro-Wrestling torch about the nasty fist fight between Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue. We talk about the 4 Pillars era of All Japan, the weird Kawada US and Canadian excursion and much more

    1h 23m - Feb 17, 2022
  • Savage/Adonis vs. Santana/Bruno with Lee Benaka

    Phil talks with wrestling historian and member of the board of the Pro Wrestling Studies Association about the cage match with Tito Santana and Bruno Sammartino against Randy Savage and Adrian Adonis. We discusses the academic study of pro-wrestling and a long aside on the career of Evad Sullivan

    58m - Feb 10, 2022
  • Fenix vs. Mil Muertes with Mike Dikk

    Phil is joined by podcaster Mike Dikk to talk about the wild Lucha Underground casket match between Fenix and Mil Muertes, we talk about the Lucha Underground experiment, where we diverge in our wrestling opinions and much more

    1h 9m - Feb 3, 2022
  • Gringos VIP vs. Chico Che/Dr. Cerebro/Black Terry with Gringo Loco

    We talk with Gringo Loco about his wild brawls in IWRG, coming to Mexico as a teenager to wrestle, working with a pacemaker, and much more

    1h 4m - Jan 27, 2022
  • Jimmy Jacobs vs. BJ Whitmer with Jimmy Jacobs

    Phil is joined by indy wrestling legend Jimmy Jacobs to discuss his gory I Quit match with BJ Whitmer from IWA-MS. We discusses the Jimmy loves Lacey storyline, starting wrestling at 15, and his first and bloodiest blade jobs

    58m - Jan 20, 2022
  • Necro Butcher vs. Samoa Joe with Necro Butcher

    Phil is joined by indy wrestling icon the Necro Butcher to discusses his all time war with Samoa Joe, we talk about his tape trading past, the origin of the barfight spot and much more

    56m - Jan 13, 2022
  • CZW vs. ROH with Matt Whittle

    Phil talks with Matt Whittle the lead singer of the indy rock band Seagulls about ROH vs. CZW in the Cage of Death. We discuss being a wrestling fan in Philly during this era, which guys in this match might have voted for Trump and much more

    1h 23m - Jan 6, 2022
  • Marlin vs. Gilbert with Eric Ritz

    Phil talks with fellow Segunda Caida writer Eric Ritz about the Cowboy Boot Match between Eddie Marlin and Tommy Gilbert. They talk about the greatness of old man fist fights, minimalist wrestling and one of the greatest highspots in wrestling history.

    1h 15m - Dec 30, 2021
  • Pirata vs. Faron with JR Goldberg

    Phil welcomes back writer JR Goldberg to talk about the gruesome hair vs. hair match between Pirata Morgan and El Faron. We talk about how the structure of this match is similar to biblical literary criticism, discusses the biggest gaps between wrestling brothers and much more

    1h 11m - Dec 23, 2021
  • Hokuto vs. Kandori with Daniel Makabe

    The wrestling genius Daniel Makabe returns to talk about the epic war between Akira Hokuto and Shinobu Kandori from AJW Dreamslam 4/2/93. We talk about the variety of styles in Joshi wrestling, the beauty of big emotive wrestling and fantasy book a Daniel Makabe version of this match.

    1h 12m - Dec 16, 2021
  • Sangre Chicana vs. MS1 with Tom Karro-Gassner

    Phil is joined by fellow Segunda Caida founder and Death Valley Driver alum Tom Karro-Gassner to discusses the greatest match in wrestling history MS1 vs. Sangre Chicana

    1h 2m - Dec 9, 2021
  • Terry Funk vs. Ric Flair with David Shoemaker

    Phil talks with the Ringer's Masked Man David Shoemaker about Flair vs. Funk from the 1989 Great American Bash. We talk about the difference between Funk in a bar fight and Gary Hart in a bar fight, the elite level of 1989 NWA and much more.

    1h 8m - Dec 2, 2021
  • Cody vs. Dustin Rhodes with Dustin Rhodes

    Phil is joined by the iconic Dustin Rhodes to talk about his match against his brother Cody at AEW Double or Nothing 5/25/19. We talk about emotion in professional wrestling, Dustin's early career and the Rhodes family tradition.

    1h 7m - Nov 24, 2021
  • Homicide vs. Steve Corino with Julius Smokes

    Phil talks to Big Apple legend The Devil's Son in Law Julius Smokes about Homicide vs. Steve Corino from 9/16/03. We talk about the art of being a hype man, the early days of the Doghouse and being part of the Corino vs. Homicide feud

    44m - Nov 18, 2021
  • Nick Bockwinkle vs. Curt Hennig with Matt DiCarlo

    Phil welcomes his fellow Segunda Caida writer Matt DiCarlo to discusses Nick Bockwinkly vs. Curt Hennig from New Years Eve 1986. We talk about how to craft a great long match, the mastery of Bockwinkle and much more

    1h 0m - Nov 11, 2021
  • El Hijo Del Santo vs. Espanto Jr. with K. Thor Jensen

    Phil talks with writer, cartoonist and famous Twitter person K. Thor Jensen about El Hijo Del Santo vs. Espanto Jr. mascara contra mascara from 8/31/86. We talk about the greatness of Santo's emoting, Espanto having a career match, Disney kid's career arcs much more

    1h 7m - Nov 4, 2021
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