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  • The Meltzer 5-Star Project: #168 - The Young Bucks vs. The Lucha Brothers (AEW, 05-09-2021)

    16/09/2021 Duração: 31min

    AEW's All Out 2021 is being touted as one of the best wreslting PPVs of all time, and this match is usually cited as the best on the card. It's a re-match from the Escaleras de la Muerte match at the first All Out two years earlier, but this time the Young Bucks are defending their AEW World tag team titles in a steel cage. Can they top a match that already broke the star ratings system in the eyes of Mr. Meltzer? He thought so, giving this match the equivalent of eleven and a half out of ten. Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) are here to offer a second and third opinion. https://pateron.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • LMTYS at the Movies: #001 - You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2019)

    09/09/2021 Duração: 53min

    The first episode in a new series on the LMTYS feed. Regular co-hosts Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) watch films and TV shows that at some point, whether it bet he premise or one particular episode, take place within the world of wrestling through the eyes of creatives who most likely have never been directly involved in wrestling. They discuss them both as works of art within themselves, and how they present pro wrestling, positive, negative, and anywhere in between. For the first episode, it's the 2018 documentary that was a spritiual sequel to the 2000 "comedy" wrestling movie 'Ready to Rumble', which Lorcan and Simon discussed on Lorcan's 21st Film podcast a week earlier. The titular actor decides to return to the world of wrestling that shunned him during his first foray, to claim some sort of redemption, maybe more for and from himself than for or from wrestling fans. https://patreon.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • The Meltzer 5-Star Project: #167 - WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov (WWE, 22-08-2021)

    02/09/2021 Duração: 36min

    A rematch of what many considered the best match of 2020, the NXT UK Championship is on the line as WALTER looks to extend his two year-plus reign by once again vanquishing his longtime rival Ilja Dragunov. A style of wrestling truly unique compared to everything else we see in today's wrestling, Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) are here to wince and weigh in on their thoughts.

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #022 - Bull Nakano vs. Aja Kong (AJW, 14-11-1990)

    26/08/2021 Duração: 29min

    Despite all the joshi that Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) had to watch for the Meltzer Five-Star Project, what is somewhat surprising is that this MOTW is the first time that they were watching and reviewing a match involving Bull Nakano - perhaps the most famous female Japanese wrestler outside of Japan until Asuka joined the WWE. Whilst the majority of joshi that the LMTYS boys have had to watch often follows the David vs. Goliath model, this time it's the equivalent of a kaiju battle as the dominant monster of the promotion faces her young upstart rival in a construction designed to keep these matches contained, but both the match, and even the cage itself, often run the risk of falling apart! https://patreon.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #021 - Atsushi Onita vs. Terry Funk (FMW, 05-05-1993)

    19/08/2021 Duração: 35min

    One of the more surreal moments of recent years in wrestling has been the appearance of Atsushi Onita on mainstream U.S. television hyping an upcoming exploding ring barbed wire deathmatch on pay-per-view. The increased prominence of deathmatch wrestling can ultimately be linked to this match, and these two men, in particular. Onita was retired from wrestling until he reinvented himself as the ace of ultra-violent wrestling in Japan's lower class world of puroresu. However, for him to reach the peak of the wild brawlers, he had to face the man he had idolised in his early years as a trainee in the All Japan dojo - the now-middle-aged and crazy Terry Funk. Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) are donning their hazmat suits and getting a front row seat to the spectacular special effects extravaganza. [email protected] https://twitter.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod https://patreon.com/lmtyspod

  • LMTYS #40 - Double Team Moves

    12/08/2021 Duração: 46min

    More than five seconds is required to cover the topic of double team wrestling moves. But should more than five seconds be allowed for them to be implemented? That's the point of contention for Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) on this episode. https://patreon.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • The Meltzer 5-Star Project: #166 - Shingo Takagi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (NJPW, 25-07-2021)

    05/08/2021 Duração: 32min

    A podcast of two parts this time. Tanahashi challenges Takagi for another New Japan title, except this time it's the biggest title on the biggest stage, as Takagi attempts to make his first defense of his newly acquired IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at the Tokyo Dome. That is followed by a discussion between Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) about Dave Meltzer's controversial rating, and reasoning for it, to the Jericho-Gage deathmatch. https://twitter.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #020 - Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera (WCW, 08-08-1998)

    29/07/2021 Duração: 41min

    1998 was a big year in wrestling. Among the major events of that year was the emergence of Chris Jericho. After turning heel in January, this match saw the end of the story of 'The Man of 1,004 Holds' against the cruiserweight division. Does it hold up? What of the Jericho we know now was already there, and what was yet to come? Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) are here to find out. https://twitter.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod https://patreon.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #019 - Shawn Michaels vs. Buddy Landel (SMW, 04-08-1995)

    22/07/2021 Duração: 34min

    Whilst a promotion having their title defended in a different promotion is quite the in thing in 2021, the WWF has rarely been one to loan their gold belts out to other promotions. This week, the LMTYS boys Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) look at one of these rare instances where the recently face-turned Shawn Michaels defends his Intercontinental championship in the Tennessee territory of Smokey Mountain Wrestling, as the promotion's owner and top heel manager Jim Cornette leads his top singles star 'Nature Boy' Buddy Landel in as the challenger. An unusual twist took place in the build-up to this match, as reality became a factor in the match, Landel's personal struggles becoming public knowledge and this match being fought with Landel vowing to not have any heel shenanigans on his part. This episode does a deeper dive on a man Dave Meltzer himself described in his 2015 obituary as "one of the great 'What if's' of professional wrestling

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #018 - Cactus Jack vs. Eddie Gilbert (TWA, 03-08-1991)

    15/07/2021 Duração: 36min

    The hardcore wrestling movement came into being by taking inspiration from numerous sources, but when considering the true hub of activity, like New York was with the punk movement, Seattle was with grunge, Coventry was with British ska, etc., Philadelphia is probably seen as the most important location for its birth and growth thanks to its association with ECW. But a couple of years before there was ECW, there was the TWA, which hosted a series of bloody brawls between Cactus Jack and Eddie Gilbert that become the talk of the tape trading and newsletter world. Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) are at ground zero (almost literally with the single hardcam shot footage) to see what aged well, what didn't, and what led both to and from this event.

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #017 - Shinya Hashimoto vs. Hiroshi Hase (NJPW, 13-12-1994)

    01/07/2021 Duração: 37min

    The only member of New Japan's legendary Three Musketeers that Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) had yet to watch in action for this podcast is the defending champion in this one. On the opposite corner to him is the soon-to-be politician Hiroshi Hase. Around this time NJPW's rival promotion All Japan were having matches rated five stars by Meltzer on a regular basis. New Japan could merely achieve 4+ stars. Lorcan and Simon refrained from gouging their eyes out before watching this one. Will that be their biggest mistake? https://patreon.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • The Meltzer 5-Star Project: #165 - Utami Hayashishita vs. Syuri (ST★RDOM, 12-06-2021)

    24/06/2021 Duração: 30min

    It's been so long since Dave Meltzer rated a women's wrestling match five stars (or higher) that the defending champion in this match wasn't even born when the last one was wrestled. Utami Hayashishita has had a remarkable ascent to the top of the biggest women's wrestling promotion in Japan, but she's facing the stiff kicks of Syuri in this latest title defence. It's a battle of survival, and Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) are here to work it all out for you.

  • LMTYS #39 - Strike Exchanges

    17/06/2021 Duração: 44min

    TAKE THIS example of interesting discourse centred around a particular aspect of many pro wrestling matches.

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #016 - Johnny Mundo vs. Gabriel Kidd (WCPW, 30-11-2016)

    10/06/2021 Duração: 23min

    The era of wrestling where being obnoxiously certain of the superiority of your opinion could actually make you an OK living is where we're returning to this time. Yet again, Simon (@simoncross3) has picked an event that he attended live, but this time Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) doesn't have as many kind words to say about the promotion that it is, as opposed to 2016 NXT. What he does have many words for, though, are both WhatCulture and the fanbase that it cultivated. The match itself sees the once and future John Morrison face a young upstart who now is plying his trade in the New Japan's Young Lions division. And Simon knew him back when he was a member of Lads Vegas! https://patreon.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #015 - Akira Maeda vs. Volk Han (RINGS, 07-12-2021)

    03/06/2021 Duração: 29min

    With a mixture of trepidation and a very obnoxious sighing, Simon (@simoncross3) has to take another chance on watching the shoot-style pro wrestling of the late 80s and early 90s that was a prototypical presentation of what would eventually become mixed martial arts. This time it's Akira Maeda's debut RINGS show. The fall of the Iron Curtain saw an influx of Russian wrestlers, many of them trained in the sambo style that eventually would bring Khabib Nurmagamedov to the UFC. Volk Han, also of Dagestan, literally wrestled his first match and within the year was one of the most popular foreign workers in Japan. Let's see if the LMTYS boys are also as taken on first look. https://patreon.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #014 - Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE, 01-04-2016)

    27/05/2021 Duração: 51min

    After the previous Match of the Week saw Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) recount his adventures around attending an ROH event, Simon (@simoncross3) takes his turn to recount his favourite live match wrestling experience. No disrespect to a theatre in the outskirts of Liverpool, but Simon's trip to Dallas for WrestleMania 32, including this NXT Takeover event, is a bit of a one-up. It's a debut and a farewell, as Shinsuke Nakamura wrestles his first match as a WWE employee against the departing-for-Raw Sami Zayn. NXT was as hot as a U.S. wrestling promotion had felt in many years, and the BOWOB lads are here to remind you why and see if the excitement was earned in hindsight. https://patreon.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #013 - The Briscoe Brothers vs. SHINGO & Naruki Doi (ROH, 03-03-2007)

    20/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    A pairing of episodes this time from LMTYS lads, as they take it in turns to discuss the favourite match they both saw live. It's Lorcan's turn (@lorcanmullan) this week, as we travel back to 2007, where a young Lorcan on a whim took a journey to Liverpool in order to see his favourite promotion live and a title match between the Delaware siblings Jay and Mark Briscoe, and the Dragon Gate duo of SHINGO (soon to regain his surname of Takagi) and Naruki Doi. It's non-stop moves and Lorcan lapped it up at the time. Will it be the same experience for him with fourteen years of hindsight? What will Simon (@simoncross3) feel about the match without having the live experience to affect his opinion. https://patreon.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • The Meltzer 5-Star Project: #164 - Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi (NJPW, 04-05-2021)

    13/05/2021 Duração: 31min

    For the fourth time, Will Ospreay and Shingo Takagi have fought each other in a singles match. For the fourth time, it has achieved or surpasssed the five-star score for Dave Meltzer. This match, the first for a championship in the form of Ospreay's IWGP World Heavyweight title, is the top rated of all four, and sees Meltzer hand out the rare (but nowhere near as rare as it used to be) sixth full star. Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) are here yet again to see what made this one some much more specialier than it already is. Wait a minute... specialier is not even a word. And six out of five isn't a rating! NONE OF THIS MAKES SENSE ANYMORE!!!! https://patreon.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • LMTYS #38 - Championship Belts

    06/05/2021 Duração: 01h14min

    Has there been a single wrestling fan who hasn't dreamt of wrapping the same championship belt around their waist, or draped over their shoulder, that was held by their favourite wrestler? If they do exist, they're not the sort of people Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) want to associate themselves with during this conversation. https://patreon.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod [email protected]

  • LMTYS Match of the Week #012 - Thunder Rosa vs. Britt Baker (AEW, 11-03-2021)

    29/04/2021 Duração: 39min

    It's the most recent MOTW by a long distance this week, as Lorcan (@lorcanmullan) and Simon (@simoncross3) travel back in time to March 2021. At first it appeared it might have been one for the Meltzer Five-Star Project, but after Big Dave gave it a paltry 4.75* rating, the LMTYS boys themselves decided there was enough within the match, and the entire build-up, reaction, and surrounding wrestling culture that it represented, to be worthy of discussion. Is it worthy for your ears? Listen to find out! https://patreon.com/lmtyspod https://facebook.com/lmtyspod https://twitter.com/lmtyspd [email protected]

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