Ep. #411: June 21-27, 2012 with Colby Corino

6h 36m | Jun 26, 2023

Kris and David are joined by Colby Corino (@ColbyCorino) for the first segment of the show as we discuss the week that was June 21-27, 2012. Topics of discussion include:

  • A full rundown Ring of Honor's "Best in the World" iPPV from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, featuring thoughts on the iPPV model itself at that time, the structure of ROH as a promotion, Colby being a teenager who was going to shows like this one with his dad, and of course the show itself with analysis of all the matches and angles.
  • Claire Lynch's debut in TNA in a wild and wacky angle on Impact, plus we analyze the whole storyline that continued beyond that week. There’s all sorts of other TNA wackiness, too.
  • New Japan TV ratings starting to rise again thanks to Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi.
  • A couple of big CHIKARA shows, CZW running Tournament of Death, IWC running the Super Indie tournament, and other indie news.
  • Scott Hall no-showing an autograph signing and Ric Flair having problems with one of his wives, both of which were common occurrences in that era, sadly.
  • The debut of NXT as we know it — the first episode taped at Full Sail University using what was still FCW talent at the time — featuring a look at the future of WWE over the next decade.
  • News on Linda McMahon's second U.S. Senate campaign, featuring a pissed off Jerry McDevitt.
  • The announcement of the addition of the WWE Main Event TV show, then airing on Ion.
  • Raw and SmackDown, which were pretty damn stagnant at that time, featuring lots of Big Show in main event angles.
  • A.J. Lee’s relationship arc with CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and Kane as the portrayal of women in the promotion was approaching a turning point but still far from getting there.

…and much more.

Colby was great in the ROH section, and the rest of the show was fun as hell, too, so don't miss out!!!!


0:00:00 ROH

1:43:13 TNA

2:27:17 Int’l: NJPW, NOAH, DDT, Dragon Gate, AAA, & CMLL

2:40:19 Classic Commercial Break

2:43:51 Halftime-ish Dark Side of the Ring review

3:05:10 Other USA: Chikara, 2CW, CZW, IWC, DGUSA, Hall & Nash, & Ric Flair

3:28:50 WWE NXT

4:07:22 WWE

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