This week, Breffni & Nathan talk all the big news in wrestling this week, including AEW's new live primetime weekly show on TNT, and preview WWE Money In The Bank, live this Sunday from the XL Center in Hartford, CT, where Kofi Kingston defends his WWE Championship against Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins defends the Universal Championship against AJ Styles, two people presumably grab briefcases, and Vince McMahon battles his entire fanbase and creative team, at least according to Scott from New York's appearance on Wade Keller's podcast. We talk the fallout from this peek behind the creative curtain, and much more. The Intercontinental Breakfast | An Irish Wrestling Podcast is available on 24Wrestling.com, Transistor.fm, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and wherever good podcasts are sold. Be sure to follow us on social media via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and check out new episodes every Friday morning from 7am GMT.
This week, in our debut episode on 24Wrestling.com, Breffni and Nathan face the music and talk at length about the issues inherent on WWE television, from the supremacy of the brand over the stars who build it, to the copy/paste story tropes, to the lack of freedom and organic development of their characters, whilst also taking a look at AEW's UK PPV deal with ITV, and what this could potentially mean for their upcoming TV deal and future mainstream audience potential. The Intercontinental Breakfast | An Irish Wrestling Podcast is available on 24Wrestling.com, Transistor.fm, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and wherever good podcasts are sold. Be sure to follow us on social media via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and check out new episodes every Friday morning from 7am GMT.
This week, Breff & Nathan discuss the departure of Dean Malenko from WWE, Kurt Angle's new producer role, Jeff Hardy's knee injury, the retirement of Brock Lesnar from MMA, who we'd like to see Paul Heyman advocate for, Lillian Garcia's new announcing gig, NXT referee Tom Castor's dedication to his job, the latest peek behind the door of Bray Wyatt's Firefly Fun House, the replacement of Backlash with new PPV Stomping Grounds, another WWE Saudi Arabia show but with added Goldberg, the hot water Lio Rush finds himself in, the Money In The Bank ladder match participants and who we pick to grab the briefcases, and the immediate un-retirement of f.k.a. Dean Ambrose: Jon Moxley.
This week, we talk the weirdly wonderful debut of Bray Wyatt's Firefly Fun House, the retirement of Dean Ambrose and the legacy he leaves behind, Goldust's departure from WWE, more Superstar Shakeups with Andrade, Zelina Vega, Aleister Black, Jinder Mahal, and The B Team landing on SmackDown, with Samoa Joe and, shockingly, Cesaro heading to Raw, bringing an end to The Bar, and what this could mean for Sheamus' career, and the return of CM Punk to wrestling (under a mask).
This week, we look at the annual WWE Superstar Shakeup, and discuss all of the performers who have moved to Monday Night Raw! (because we recorded this on Tuesday before SmackDown!). We also talk all the stories of disgruntled writers, bookers, and talent with the departures of Robert Evans, newly minted Hall of Famer and SmackDown's lead writer, Road Dogg, and the unhappiness of Sasha Banks and the departing Luke Harper.
It's the biggest show of the year, it's WrestleMania 35, from Metlife Stadium, New Jersey. Join us as we run through the mammoth 7 hour 'showcase of immortals' stadium event, huge championship wins for Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston, and Seth Rollins, the retirements of Kurt Angle and Batista, the lunacy of The Miz and Shane McMahon, and possibly the most entertaining Hall of Fame ceremony in years, featuring D-Generation X (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, X-Pac, Road Dogg, and Billy Gunn), Harlem Heat, The Hart Foundation, Torrie Wilson, Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake, and more!
In a pre-recorded episode, Breff & Nathan take a look at the card for WrestleMania 35, taking place on Sunday April 7th from the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. We run through (very nearly) every match scheduled for the WWE's annual flagship show, set to be a 7 hour extravaganza.
This week; AEW rumoured to be joining Apple TV+, a look at the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019, the Women's Championship Main Event of WrestleMania 35, and we go on a bit of a rant about how the story of Becky Lynch becoming only the second non-continental-American person in history to main event wrestling's biggest annual event has not received national attention from news outlets.
This week, Breffni & Nathan talk Sue Aitchison winning the 2019 Warrior Award, The Responstable Constable, Baron Corbin, being selected as Kurt Angle's retirement match opponent, AJ Styles signing his new WWE contract, and we take a look at the "B+ Player" story behind Kofi Kingston's improbable rise to the WWE Championship main event match of WrestleMania 35.
This week, ICB lands on a new platform (Transistor) as a weekly show, with new episodes every Friday morning at 7AM GMT. Breffni & Nathan discuss the triumphant return of Roman Reigns after being declared in remission following his battle with leukemia, and we take a look at the rumoured seventeen matches we can expect to see at the mammoth WWE WrestleMania 35 in a few weeks' time. We also discuss the rise of Kofi Kingston, Becky Lynch, the return of Kevin Owens, and much, much more.
It's our Royal Rumble Preview show, ahead of WWE's first stop on the Road to WrestleMania, live on PPV on Sunday January 27th from Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona. Will Finn Balor topple Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship? Will Daniel Bryan rant his way to a successful WWE Championship defense? Will Becky Lynch reclaim the SmackDown Women's Championship? And who will win the Royal Rumble matches to stake their claim to a championship match at WrestleMania 35 this April?
This week, we return to a thunderously gentle smattering of applause in the distance to discuss the arrival of AEW: All Elite Wrestling, the signings of Chris Jericho and PAC/Neville, Double or Nothing, and how AEW, Cody and the Young Bucks may be about to usher in a whole new system of care and compensation for professional wrestlers. We also talk some of the news we've missed, including Roman Reigns' ongoing battle with leukaemia, Raw ratings woes, the opening of the NXT UK Performance Centre, and the upcoming arrivals to the main WWE roster.