Episode 390: WWE RAW Superstar Shake up.

Tonight’s episode of Marked Out Wrestling Podcast will feature hosts Roadie Rob, Adam Baum and Bionic Brian reacting and recapping the 2019 Superstar shake up on Monday Night RAW from April 15, 2019.

After more then a year of questionable content on WWE’s flagship show we find ourselves at a do or die moment for the juggernaut pro wrestling brand. Talent has never been the problem, the real question is, “Will they shake up the writing and creative teams as well?”

Does the WWE move towards a joining of the brands or will we continue to feature championships at a number equal to a tee-ball team participation trophy level? Is Sasha Banks leaving for AEW pastures? Will anyone pop for Lars?

In addition to our reaction to RAW we will ask Adam to recap NXT in less then a minute? Are the Street Profits finally going to get wins outside of the jobberverse? Roadie Rob debuts his “Roadie Reads the Internet” segment, Brian delivers the dirt sheets, news and rumors from the professional wrestling industry. All that and more tonight on Youtube Live, Twitch Live and Facebook Live, 11:15 PM EST.

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Joey Ryan: The Idiocracy of Pro Wrestling

In 2006 Mike Judge released a little-known sci-comedy called Idiocracy. The story was a tragic account of the dumbing down of our society and the slow decline of critical thinking or common sense. In the story Luke Wilson plays a solider, who did just enough to get by in life. Luke who eventually would be known as “Not Sure” was picked for an experiment along side a prostitute (Mya Rudolph) to go into cryo-sleep for one year. Complications occurred and the two were thrust 500 years into the future. In this time lapse we see standards lessen and curiosity fade, ie… the restaurant Fuddruckers morphs into the family friendly establishment known as “Buttfuckers”. Society is just looking for the simplest things to entertain and distract us with no care for the consequence on our society.

Now let’s talk about Joey Ryan. Let me be clear here, I am not innocent of the charges I am leveling at all of us who celebrated his rise to fame. I cheered on, retweeted and justified his new found glory with the now infamous “Dick Flip”. It was fun, new and different! I was amazed how much the fans suspended belief and as such I did as well. The problem with rooting on someone doing something below basic standards is that they feel they have room to grow, and grow he did.

We as wrestling fans slowly accept less and less, while unknowingly letting go of what wrestling is more and more. At first it was a dick in hand flip, then dick in ass flips, then butt bumps in the turnbuckle. Throw in bloody tampons, vomiting in mouths and other cringe worthy presentations; Now we have gone full blown Idiocracy. Call me a prude, call me Jim Cornette if you want but it has just gone too far!

I understand that Pro Wrestling has gone beyond headlocks, hulk ups and leg drops. I realize that false finishes are more accepted, “no selling” is now its own form of selling, punches are now wrestling moves and you are not cool unless you “Super-kick”. Where evolution is important in the industry, we must be mindful of a de-evolution as well. Just like in the movie where a farting backside becomes the accepted norm for entertainment, we now have accepted a variety of dick flips as wrestling.

Outrageous gimmicks are fun, for a moment. Crossing the accepted line can be a rush, for a moment. Making your name this way is fine, for a moment; but a moment is all it should be. Reinvent yourself and show that you have more range. Just like an aging rock band, it is OK to play your 30-year-old hit from time to time to get a pop from the crowd but it should not define you after the moment is over. You have won us over by shocking us, now shock us by being more.

After reading this, keep a couple of points in mind. I am not an English major or an expert on the industry. I don’t claim to be the moral authority and I hold not hate for Joey Ryan. I actually respect that he took a chance to make his name. I just don’t want the industry that I love to go down a path that hinders me from making my kids fans as well.

Written by Roadie Rob.

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E204: KO is a made man.

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The SmarkDown crew reacts to a loaded WWE SmackDown Live. Kevin Owens has a career defining moment as he takes down the Chairman Vince McMahon. The New Day reclaims the tag titles in an anything but street fight match. Naomi fails to regain the women’s championship and more professional wrestling conversation. Follow Marked Out Pro Wrestling Podcast on Twitter @smartmarkshow or Instagram @markedoutwrestling Comment please!

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E203: The Miz is THE MAN

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John Cena goes for shoot number three with Roman Reigns, The Miz opens up a can of Shoot on the roster hated, Liv Morgan cheating on, Enzo. Cena takes a loss to Braun Strowman after Braun shuts down Suplex City and Asuka promo video debuts. More professional wrestling conversation from a fan’s perspective  Follow Marked Out Pro Wrestling Podcast on Twitter @smartmarkshow or Instagram @markedoutwrestling Comment please!

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E202: Thank You Asuka!

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Brian, Roadie Rob and Golda react and review NXT from the WWE Network. NXT says goodbye to Asuka. Follow Marked Out Pro Wrestling Podcast on Twitter @smartmarkshow or Instagram @markedoutwrestling Comment please!

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E201 – Shane McMahon… You’re FIRED!!!

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On this rare one on one MOWP, Adam Baum and Roadie Rob go uninterrupted as they react to Tuesday Night SmackDown Live from 9/5/17. We talk about WWE making their talent work on Christmas Day and New Years Eve, extend our speed round to a debate forum, address the lack of elephants in the room and talk about all things pro wrestling. Follow Marked Out Pro Wrestling Podcast on Twitter @smartmarkshow or Instagram @markedoutwrestling Comment please!

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E200: Cena – Roman Corporate Redo

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The fan faction celebrates 200 episodes after a long day of drinking and cooking out on Labor Day. John Cena and Roman have round 2 of what was clearly a corporate reboot of the promo battle after Cena took Roman to the wood shed in a major shoot the week prior. Emma inserts herself in to the women’s title picture alongside Nia Jax. The Miz wins clean against Jeff Hardy leaving many fans stunned. We reflect on our favorite moments from our 200 episode run, some funny, others emotional. Thank you Universe for hanging with us for 200 episodes!!  Follow Marked Out Pro Wrestling Podcast on Twitter @smartmarkshow or Instagram @markedoutwrestling Comment please!

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E199: Circle of Honor

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Brian, Golda and Roadie Rob discuss the August 30, 2017 episode of NXT on the WWE Network. Follow Marked Out Pro Wrestling Podcast on Twitter @smartmarkshow or Instagram @markedoutwrestling Comment please!

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E198: The Viper Strikes the Artist

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The SmarkDown crew of Adam Baum, Brian and Golda react and review this week’s WWE SmackDown Live. Other segments include a voicemail from a loyal listener, Bobby Roode speed round, this week in wrestling history and Adam’s wrestler alias trivia. Follow Marked Out Pro Wrestling Podcast on Twitter @smartmarkshow or Instagram @markedoutwrestling Comment please!

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E197: Cena Shoots Down the 4th Wall

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The fan faction of Roadie Rob, Adam Baum, Steve Awesome, Brian and Golda react to a heated WWE Monday Night RAW. Jeff Hardy gets a singles push in a program against the Miz for the IC title, John Cena completely destroys the 4th Wall echoing everything we ave been saying about Roman Reigns for 4 years. Sasha Banks again fails to defend her RAW Women’s Championship as Nia Jax takes advantage of a celebrating Alexa Bliss. Our speed round topic is will Miz every hold the WWE Championship again? and we give you our best and worst of RAW in our RAWESOME Awards. Follow Marked Out Pro Wrestling Podcast on Twitter @smartmarkshow or Instagram @markedoutwrestling Comment please!

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