Episode 18 of the Iron Man Show podcast, the UK wrestling fan’s survival guide. On this week’s show, The Real Deal Simon Prior, The Fallen Angel and Old Man Joey get stuck into the following:

1. News

In the news this week:

  • Jake The Snake Roberts
  • Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt having a face-off on social media
  • Sin Cara and Simon Gotch’s backstage spat
  • the marriage of Lana and Rusev (MACHKA!).

2. WWE Battleground 2016 review

The bulk of this week’s episode was spent discussing Battleground. Despite our thoughts last week, it wasn’t that bad at all. Funny how things work out. This was the last time that a lot of these wrestlers would appear on the same card, clearing the decks for the brand split editions of Raw and Smackdown.

3. First episodes of “New Era” Raw and Smackdown

Spinning off from the Battleground review, we watched the first new episodes of Raw and Smackdown following the brand split. It’s being billed as a new era. But is it though? Well, it’s a positive start, let’s put it that way. Raw more than Smackdown, definitely.

4. Five Best… Rick Martel Matches

Old Man Joey’s task was to find five decent Rick Martel matches. Did he succeed? Tune in to find out.

And that was it, because we ran out of time.

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