Royal Rumble Preview with Stat Guy Greg: Ep. 95

Two men. 30 questions. One minute each. ESPN Cheap Heat’s Stat Guy Greg makes his record-breaking fifth appearance on the show to preview this year’s Royal Rumble and talk about the state of the WWE.

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Reacting to WWE Money in the Bank

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In addition to hosting The Mike Janela Show, I also co-host a weekly pro wrestling podcast with my partner Betsy Struxness. Normally we focus on the company’s most divisive superstar, Roman Reigns. But this week — after WWE made the egregious mistake of allowing a male character decide its historic and first-ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match — we spent the bulk of our episode talking about much more serious issues: equality for the sexes; our country’s political climate; the drawbacks of capitalism; and even American national identity. All this from a “fake” sport!

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Wrestlemania 33 Recap

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As a huge wrestling fan (see here, here, here), I’d never had the chance to go to a Wrestlemania before. That all changed with Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando, where I not only attended the “Showcase of the Immortals,” but also went to NXT Takeover, saw a Jim Ross panel with Mick Foley, Bruce Prichard, and Jim Cornette, AND attended the Monday Night Raw after ‘Mania.

And man did I have a lot of thoughts on all of it.

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