Ep. #442: January 24-30, 2014

5h 38m | Jan 29, 2024

Kris and David are guestless as we talk about the week that was January 24-30, 2014, a Patreon request from Sean Doherty who put down the $25 for us to do it. Topics of discussion include:

  • TNA making a deal to return to Universal Studios for TV tapings.
  • MVP being revealed as the top secret “investor” in TNA in the big angle of their United Kingdom tour.
  • Prince Devitt weighing his offer to join WWE at the same time as KENTA has a tryout at the WWE Performance Center
  • CM Punk walking out of WWE less than an hour before the Raw the night after the Rumble, and we go in-depth about his interview with Ariel Helwani earlier in the weekend that foreshadowed this happening.
  • The Royal Rumble PPV — the next to last PPV before the launch of WWE Network — which had one of the wildest atmospheres of any wrestling show of the era as the fans in Pittsburgh made their feelings known to WWE about their displeasure with the booking of Daniel Bryan.
  • Batista winning the Royal Rumble in his return and the craziness of that moment.
  • The Raw after the Rumble. which was a course correction in some ways, but it wasn't enough.
  • Much more, including Smackdown, NXT, WWE getting a new TV deal, Jake the Snake going into the HOF, Sin Cara speaks out in Mexico about the new Sin Cara and tons more.

This is a STACKED show, so you better not miss it!!!


0:00:00 TNA

0:38:03 Everything That Isn’t TNA or WWE: AJPW, NJPW, NOAH, Osaka Pro, AAA, CMLL, ROH, & Jim Ross to

1:02:12 Classic Commercial Break

1:05:50 Not Exactly Halftime

1:08:27 CM Punk walks out on WWE

2:10:01 SmackDown & Royal Rumble

4:08:10 Other WWE

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