Wrestle Buddies

Wrestle Buddies exists on the corner of professional wrestling and friendship, as GameSpot's wrestling nerds Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner dig into the best, worst, and weirdest aspects of sports entertainment. From classic storylines to bizarre matches, we're going to talk about it all with each other and some Wrestle Buddies we meet along the way, including fellow superfans and pro wrestlers.

Wrestling
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WWE's Road To Wrestlemania Is A Lie
This week, we're examining the "road to Wrestlemania" and whether or not it actually exists. Then, we dig into a variety of Wrestlemania weekend events, because we can't believe they're happening.
51 min
2
We Smell What Young Rock Is Cooking (with Josep...
This week, we love NBC's Young Rock and talk to star Joseph Lee Anderson (Rocky Johnson) about it. Plus, we're joined by TV Guide's Megan Vick for a deep-dive discussion of the show.
50 min
3
Mini Episode: 2021 WWE Elimination Chamber Pred...
Who's going to walk out of the Elimination Chamber bruised but victorious? Mat and Chris are here with their predictions for WWE's next pay-per-view!
20 min
4
The Most Important 2021 Wrestling Predictions F...
This week, we make some pretty bold predictions about what will happen in WWE and AEW in 2021, and nerd out about Bo Dallas.
57 min
5
WWE's 1995 In Review: From Shawn Michaels' Rise...
This week we look back on WWE in 1995. It's a "transitional" year, which is code for mostly bad. We still have plenty of highlights to discuss, though.
58 min
6
The Royal Rumble Happened, And We Have Mild Takes
This week, Mat and Lan Pitts are discussing the 2021 Royal Rumble and everything that happened.
27 min
7
DX Invades WCW In A Jeep With A Tube On It
This week, we look back we the time D-Generation X "invaded" WCW in a "tank." Neither of those things are true.
61 min
8
Mini Episode: 2021 WWE Royal Rumble Predictions...
Surprise! We're here to predict who we think will win this year's WWE Royal Rumble.
19 min
9
A Salute To "Man's Man" William Regal (With AEW...
This week, we welcome AEW's Scorpio Sky and James Willems from FunHaus to talk about their new podcast, Wrestling with the Week. We also look back at William Regal's "Man's Man" gimmick.
55 min
10
How The New Day Learned To Rock
This week, we look back at The New Day's WWE debut and how different they were from their current characters. We also revisit the bizarre and wonderful match between Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan.
67 min
11
Remembering AEW's Brodie Lee
This week, we remember the life and career of John Huber, known as AEW's Brodie Lee and WWE's Luke Harper.
43 min
12
The 2020 Wrestle Buddies Awards For Excellence ...
This week, we close out 2020 with the first ever Wrestle Buddies Awards. Who's the best wrestler of the year? What's the dumbest thing we've talked about? Find out!
61 min
13
Merry Christmas From WWE's Worst Toy Ever, Seve...
This week, we play with the dumbest toy WWE ever released--Bungeez--and return to Wrestlepiece Theatre one last time in 2020.
44 min
14
SEX Sells, Imposter Kane Doesn't
This week, we look back on the time unmasked Kane fought masked Kane for a solid three weeks, and teach you all about Impact's worst stable ever.
48 min
15
AEW's Kenny Omega Makes Some Kind Of Impact
This week, we discuss the partnership between AEW and Impact Wrestling, plus talk about our love for John Silver on Being the Elite.
50 min
16
Vince McMahon Wants You To Stand Back
This week, we're discussing the infamous Vince McMahon "Stand Back" performance, the Slammys, and one thing from WWF in 1995 that's better than today.
45 min
17
Thanksgiving With The Gobbledy Gooker
This week, we celebrate Thanksgiving by resurrecting the Gobbledy Gooker, pro wrestling's weirdest character, and talking about what we're thankful for.
49 min
18
AEW's Darby Allin And The Mystique Of Man Mount...
This week, we welcome AEW's TNT Champion Darby Allin to the show and revisit one of WWE's worst characters that Mat loves, Man Mountain Rock.
47 min
19
Johnny Gargano Loves Wheels And Disneyland (Wit...
This week we welcome NXT superstar to the show to talk wheels, Disneyland, and probably wrestling. Mat and Chris also celebrate Gangrel's AEW debut.
50 min
20
Mini Episode: AEW Video Game Revealed
In this mini episode, Mat and Chris are talking about the brand new All Elite Wrestling video games!
16 min
21
Electing A WWF President (With Lilian Garcia)
This week, we remember WWF president Jack Tunney and talk to former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia.
55 min
22
Halloween, But Make It Pro Wrestling
This week it's the Wrestle Buddies Halloween Spectacular, and we're celebrating in style.
46 min
23
Grabbing A Goldberger At The WCW Nitro Grill (W...
This week, we're joined by DualShockers' Mario Rivera for a deep dive on the WCW Nitro Grill and meet the Smackdown Hacker.
61 min
24
Boy Meets Vader (With AEW's Sonny Kiss & TV Gu...
This week we welcome AEW wrestler Sonny Kiss and TV Guide's Keisha Hatchett for a wide ranging discussion about wrestling, Boy Meets World, and horror video games.
68 min
25
WWE Niagara Falls: A Thing You Didn't Know Exis...
This week we talk about WWE's fabled Canadian merchandise shop and thrill ride at Niagara Falls. Then, we jump back in time to revisit Ultimate Warrior being very weird on The Arsenio Hall Show.
53 min
26
Where's The AEW Video Game? (With AEW's Kenny O...
This week, we welcome All Elite Wrestling star Kenny Omega to the show to talk about AEW's new action figures, wrestling a blow up doll, and the status of the AEW video game.
44 min
27
WWE 2K Battlegrounds (With NXT's Tyler Breeze)
This week, we welcome WWE superstar Tyler breeze to talk wrestling, video games, winning his first championship in NXT, and more. Plus, we give our thoughts on WWE's new video game.
59 min
28
Who Was Really Behind GTV? (With Impact's Brian...
This week, we welcome Impact Wrestling's Brian Myers to talk his Impact arrival, wrestling action figures, and more. Plus, Chris and Mat figure out who was behind GTV in the '90s.
46 min
29
The Shockmaster's Fall From Grace And Playing U...
This wee,, we welcome Adam Cole to talk about fighting Finn Bálor, his other wrestling stable (Left Right Left Right), and streaming games of Uno during quarantine.
47 min
30
You Cannot Kill David Arquette's WCW Title Reign
This week, we look back at the time David Arquette became a WCW Champion (Yes, it happened) and recreate a series of incredibly bad promos from the 1980s.
52 min
31
WWE Goes Beyond Thunderdome
This week, we talk arguably too long about WWE's new Thunderdome concept and remember the time Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio had a ladder match to determine custody of an actual human child.
42 min
32
Is Wrestling Fake?
This week, we respond to a random person online who felt the need to let us know wrestling is fake. Also, Chris cleaned out his closet and found some weird wrestling mementos.
74 min
33
WWE Bet Against The House On A Casino (With Rin...
This week, we welcome Ring of Honor senior official Todd Sinclair to tell us all about what it's like to be a referee. We also learn about the failed WWF Hotel and Casino and try to solve a mystery!
93 min
34
Who's The Sexiest Wrestler: Rick Rude Or Earl H...
This week, TV Guide's Keisha Hatchett joins us for an episode about sext wrestlers, from Rick Rude to Prince Iaukea To... Kane?
80 min
35
The Good Brothers Talk Shop With The Wrestle Bu...
This week, Mat and Chris are joined by Impact's Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson--The Good Brothers. We also remember our favorite WWE Studios movies ever and break down an episode of Impact.
90 min
36
Exploring WWE's Ridiculous Cookbook And Amazing...
This week, we're joined by Headlocked Comics creator Mike Kingston, Mat tells us all about the official WWE cookbook, and we look back on WWE's best Comic-Con exclusive toys.
87 min
37
WWE's Big Show Remembers The Dungeon Of Doom, W...
This week, we revisit 2005's ECW One Night Stand, Mat teaches us about referees, and WWE superstar Big Show remembers his time in the Dungeon of Doom.
72 min
38
Hulk Hogan's Pastamania Is Running Wild
This week, we talk DDT Pro's weird cast of characters, remember Hulk Hogan's failed pasta restaurant, and tell stories of looking foolish in front of wrestlers.
77 min
39
Wrestling At Its Best: The WWE's Kennel From He...
This week, we revisit WWE's ludicrous Kennel from Hell match, learn about WCW's Dungeon of Doom, and reenact one of the worst moments in wrestling history.
69 min
40
Who Is Pro Wrestling's GOAT And Remembering How...
This week, we have a very serious debate about pro wrestling's greatest of all time, remember the awful Mordecai gimmick from Smackdown, and reminisce about Chucky the doll in WCW.
68 min
41
eFeds Are Wrestling's Less Than Sexy Fan Fictio...
This week we're talking about eFeds, wrestling weddings, and dramatic reenactments with TV Guide's Keisha Hatchett!
63 min
42
The Ballad Of Singing Wrestlers And How To Buil...
This week, we're talking about our favorite singing wrestlers, what makes a stable great, and learning about jobbers.
65 min
43
The Origin Of All Elite Wrestling And The Stran...
This week, we're discussing the history of AEW, the restaurant WWE had in Times Square, and being a wrestling fan during a pandemic. Plus, GameSpot's Michael Rougeau talks about Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.
68 min
44
The Godfather Says Goodbye To His Pimpin' Ways ...
This week we're discussing terrible video games, our first live wrestling shows and none other than The Goodfather.
49 min
45
Ring Of Honor's Dalton Castle Goes To The Tiger...
This week, we welcome Ring of Honor star Dalton Castle to talk about everything from Tiger King to where his costumes come from. Mat and Chris also talk about the most dangerous weapons under the ring and remember the time Dennis Rodman was a WCW wrestler.
62 min
46
KISS got its own wrestler and the only AEW vs. ...
This week on Wrestle Buddies, we debate which company has the better empty arena shows, WWE or AEW, figure out why KISS got its own wrestler in WCW, and learn all about ring ropes.
53 min
47
RoboCop Invades World Championship Wrestling To...
This week, we're discussing Money in the Bank cash-ins, the best wrestling video games, and RoboCop invading WCW.
51 min
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Wrestle Buddies Trailer
Wrestle Buddies is a weekly podcast that exists on the corner of professional wrestling and friendship, as Mat and Chris explore the best, worst, and weirdest aspects of sports entertainment.
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