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
1
The White Rabbit, IKEA Furniture, and Extreme R...
It's a random week of random talk.
48 min
2
There's Nothing Worse Than A Papa Shango Curse
Was the Papa Shango vs. Ultimate Warrior feud as bad as we remember?
48 min
3
The Suite Life With Mat At AEW's All Out
Mat discusses his time at All Out in a fancy boy suite.
50 min
4
Serpentico Is The CEO Of Snakeman Industries An...
King Serpentico joins Wrestle Buddies to discuss the origin of his feud with Nyla Rose
46 min
5
WWE Clash At The Castle Predictions
Ahead of the Welsh WWE event, Mat and Chris are predicting the outcomes of each match.
23 min
6
AEW Fight Forever At GamesCom And The Future Of...
Heroism, hunting, hiking.
64 min
7
Billy Corgan On Elevating NWA And Bringing It I...
The President of NWA is here to talk about the company
54 min
8
Summerslam Predictions
Let's find out who is going to win each match for the WWE 2022 PPV.
38 min
9
AEW's Adam Cole Finally Opens Up... About How M...
The fifth member of the Wrestle Buddies, Adam Cole, is back, and we're talking about video games.
51 min
10
Hey WWE And AEW: Your PPV Preshows Have A Serio...
34 min
11
Money In The Bank Predictions And Forbidden Doo...
Mat's alone and discussing both of the events
35 min
12
Lots Of Alleged Vince McMahon Talk
With Vince McMahon in the news, lets talk about him stepping down as CEO.
32 min
13
There's Just Too Many Titles
AEW and WWE have too many championship titles.
35 min
14
WWE Hell In A Cell Predictions
With the upcoming 2022 PPV, Mat is predicting the winners... alone.
19 min
15
Double Or Nothing Predictions, Chris And Mat Te...
After predicting the AEW PPV, the Wrestle Buddies decide to find out if they truly know each other.
49 min
16
Revisiting When Nikki Bella Wished Brie Died In...
The guys are looking back at a feud from 2014 that was filled with awkward moments and great vignettes.
40 min
17
Wrestlemania Backlash Predictions
Time to find out who we think is going to win or lose.
34 min
18
AEW's Adam Cole Still Hasn't Played Little Nemo...
Adam Cole returns to the podcast and talks Elden Ring, Halo, and more video games.
59 min
19
Episode 100! Let's Get Into Ready To Rumble!
To celebrate this milestone, the guys
60 min
20
Wrestlemania Recovery (With WWE's Becky Lynch, ...
We're home from Wrestlemania and slowly coming back to life. While there, though, we spoke to TONS of WWE superstars for your listening pleasure.
49 min
21
Wrestlemania 38 Night 2 Reactions
The guys talk about seeing Wrestlemania 38 Night 2 live.
26 min
22
Wrestlemania 38 Night 1 Reactions
The Buddies are going over their thoughts from Night 1 of WWE Wrestlemania 2022.
25 min
23
WWE's Smackadilla Ghost Kitchen Is The Worst Pa...
We ate terrible quesadillas. Just awful.
33 min
24
WWE Wrestlemania 38 Predictions
WWE's Wrestlemania 2022 is almost here, so here are some predictions.
50 min
25
WWE's Old Syndicated Shows And Our WrestleMania...
This week we look back at WWE's history of syndicated programming--including Shotgun Saturday Night--and talk about how we're going to the showcase of the immortals!
43 min
26
Our WWE 2K22 Review And Chris Goes To AEW Revol...
This week, we discuss our WWE 2K22 thoughts, Chris is on the scene at AEW Revolution, and we remember a friend.
54 min
27
WWE 2K22 Deep Dive (With Visual Concepts Lynell...
We finally got our hands on WWE 2K22 and we have so many thoughts. Who better to tell than the people that made the game, Lynell Jinks And Christina Diem Pham of Visual Concepts?
54 min
28
Remember When Big Boss Man Crashed Big Show's D...
This week we're looking back on one of the strangest feuds every and yes, of course, it's got Big Boss Man in it.
35 min
29
AEW Revolution 2022 Predictions
Predicting the outcomes of every AEW PPV match.
44 min
30
Sell Me A House, Mordecai!
Former Vampire/Reverse Undertaker Kevin Fertig sells houses for a living, and we just found out about it.
32 min
31
We Played WWE 2K22 MyGM Early
2K Games gave Chris and Mat an early look at MyGM, and the guys have some thoughts.
42 min
32
Elimination Chamber, The Road To Wrestlemania, ...
It's a scattered week for Chris and Mat, so let's talk about everything.
45 min
33
WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Predictions
Chris, Mat, and PredictionBot 3000 are picking the winners and losers of this year's Royal Rumble.
43 min
34
Rey Mysterio Is On The WWE 2K22 Cover, And More...
We're talking about the latest 2K Games reveals.
37 min
35
The Wrestle Buddies Predict Everything That Wil...
2022 should be a big year, and here's what we think will happen.
46 min
36
WWE Day One Predictions
WWE's first PPV of the year is on January 1, and we're predicting the winners and losers.
39 min
37
The 2021 Wrestle Buddies Awards For Excellence ...
It's the 2nd annual Buddiesies award show.
41 min
38
Interview: Ring Of Honor's Shane Taylor
ROH's Shane Taylor comes on to discuss his upcoming PPV match, representation, and future goals.
24 min
39
Who Votes For Men Of The Year? (With AEW's Etha...
All Elite Wrestling's Ethan Page visits and discusses how he became a Man of the Year.
48 min
40
All Aboard The Lex Express!
This week we revisit the most American thing WWE ever did, putting Lex Luger on a tour bus.
48 min
41
Vince McMahon's Cleopatra Egg And A Slice Of WW...
This week, we look back at WWE Survivor Series, which was brought to you by Red Notice and Pizza Hut, and have a lot to say about Vince's pretty egg.
47 min
42
GM Mode Is Coming To WWE 2K22! Also, Survivor S...
Learn about the new modes coming to WWE 2K22
48 min
43
AEW's Native Beast On Mental Health, Cosplay, A...
Nyla Rose discusses normalizing the discussion of mental health and working with Tag Me In.
42 min
44
MLW's CEO Loves Two Things: Wrestling And Pugs ...
Major League Wrestling's CEO Court Bauer comes on to talk about the MLW.
53 min
45
Chucky Returns To Wrestling And Chris Is On The...
Mat discusses Chucky from Child's Play on NXT and decides to call Chris while he's driving to Florida.
24 min
46
Talking Wrestling And Comics (With Headlocked C...
Mat and Chris are joined by comic book creator Michael Kingston to talk comics, wrestling, and so much more,
47 min
47
The Scariest Wrestlers Ever
It's Halloween season, so let's talk about the absolute scariest wrestlers of all time.
57 min
48
The 2021 Tournament Of Beef Part 2 (With Keisha...
This week, it's the finale of the Tournament of Beef, in which we crown wrestling's beefiest boy! And TV Line's Keisha Hatchett is back!
47 min
49
The 2021 Tournament Of Beef Part 1 (With Greg M...
This week, the first installment of our new annual event, the Tournament of Beef. We look at the men and women throughout the professional wrestling industry to figure out who is truly the beefiest boy.
65 min
50
WWE Extreme Rules 2021 Predictions
It's time to get extreme! This week, we take a look at WWE's upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view and, wow, it doesn't look good.
22 min
51
AEW Is Making Wrestling Cool Again (With Ben Ho...
This week, we're joined by GameSpot's Ben Howard to talk all things AEW and how it made him love wrestling again.
52 min
52
We Watched WWE's Super Weird Vince McMahon DVD
This week, we look back on the forgotten WWE DVD that reveals many truly strange things about Vince McMahon.
52 min
53
AEW All Out 2021 Predictions
For the first timer ever, we're giving our predictions for an AEW and we're really excited about it. CM Punk is back!
53 min
54
Analyzing CM Punk's And Becky Lynch's Returns
This week, we look at Becky Lynch's SummerSlam return and CM Punk's AEW debut. Plus, the Smackdown Hacker makes his return.
54 min
55
WWE SummerSlam 2021 Predictions (With WWE's Nik...
It's SummerSlam week and we have a lot to say about it. We're not alone, though! Raw Women's Champion Nikki ASH stops by to preview her title defense.
67 min
56
Booking CM Punk In AEW
Prior to the August 20 episode of Rampage, the guys discuss how they'd book CM Punk and Bryan Danielson on AEW.
32 min
57
Let's Talk About Heels On Starz (With Stephen A...
Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig of Starz's Heels come on to talk about the show, and we give our opinions of the episodes we've watched.
36 min
58
WWE Wines + Wrestle Buddies = Friendship
This week, we twy out the new line of WWE wines, based on Undertaker and the Ultimate Warrior. We also take a look at a wide range of wrestling branded alcohol. Who knew there was so much?
56 min
59
Let's Talk About WWE's San Diego Comic-Con Toys...
This week, we talk about WWE's super cool SDCC exclusive toys from Mattel and gush about wrestling shows with crowds.
39 min
60
WWE Money In The Bank 2021 Predictions
It's time to climb ladders and earn title shots! Come along as we predict the winners and losers of the WWE 2021 Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
50 min
61
Interview: WWE's Johnny Gargano of NXT
In this special episode, WWE star Johnny Gargano stops by to talk about his NXT Championship match and his desire to visit Avengers Campus.
14 min
62
Interview: Ring Of Honor's Dalton Castle
Ring of Honor star Dalton Castle is back on the show to talk about Best in the World, wanting a Golden Globe award, and his army of "rescued" dogs!
16 min
63
We Watch Impact Wrestling's First Episode So Yo...
This week, Mat and Chris break down the first ever episode of Impact Wrestling, back when it was known as TNA. It's not very good?
68 min
64
Breaking Down WWE's Latest Wrestler Releases
This week, we look at the latest round of talent released by WWE and spend a long time talking about how perfect Tyler Breeze is.
43 min
65
GCW's Infamous Invisible Man Match (With DC Com...
This week we're joined by DC Comics writer Joshua Williamson to talk about the iconic Invisible Man vs. Invisible Stan match and so much more.
52 min
66
WWE Hell In A Cell 2021 Predictions
This week, we figure out who will win at the upcoming Hell in a Cell pay-per-view and also try to fix the flaws on the card.
31 min
67
The Best (And Worst) WWE Wrestles To Crossover ...
This week, we take a look at our favorite wrestlers to pivot to acting in movies--and the ones that didn't do so well.
58 min
68
WWE's Best Worst Merchandise Ever
This week, we take a look at the absolute worst WWE merchandise ever released--and explain why we want to buy pretty much all of it.
59 min
69
AEW's Cody Rhodes Is The American Dream (With C...
This week, we welcome AEW star and EVP Cody Rhodes to talk about all kinds of stuff, including becoming a dad and how he's like Batman.
48 min
70
We Bought Hulk Hogan's Ultimate Grill
This week, we watch the informercial for Hulk Hogan's ripoff of the George Foreman grill. Oh yeah, and Chris actually bought the dumb thing.
55 min
71
WWE Wrestlemania Backlash 2021 Predictions
Are you ready for Wrestlemania Backlash, the not as exciting as Wrestlemania-est of pay-per-views? We are!
26 min
72
It's A Celebration! (With TVLine's Keisha Hatch...
This week, we celebrate one year of the podcast with returning Wrestle Buddy Keisha Hatchett, a bunch of memories, a special Gangrel Watch, and one very bizarre promo.
47 min
73
Mini: A Very Serious Debate About Cody Rhodes' ...
A quick aside, where Mat and Chris argue about whether or not Crossrhodes and Sister Abigail are the same move.
16 min
74
The Rise And Fall Of WWE's Hornswoggle McMahon
This week we talk about Vince McMahon's other other child, the often forgotten leprechaun Hornswoggle. Yes, 'Swoggle was once revealed to be Vince's kid, but that's just the beginning of the story.
61 min
75
Interview: AEW's Jake Hager Of The Inner Circle
In thie mini episode, we welcome AEW star Jake Hager to talk about Blood And Guts, his MMA return, and longform storytelling.
20 min
76
WWE's Latest Releases And WCW's Bad Mortal Komb...
Test your might as we dig into the time WCW ripped off Mortal Kombat. Remember Glacier? We also discuss WWE's recent talent releases.
47 min
77
Worst WWE Storyline Ever: Katie Vick Edition
It's been a long time coming but we're finally going to talk about the WWE feud between Triple H and Kane that introduced a mannequin named Katie Vick.
39 min
78
Mini: WWE Wrestlemania 2021 Review And Results
Wrestlemania 37 is over and we have so many thoughts, from the misuse of The Fiend to the rise of Bianca Belair
63 min
79
Mini: WWE 2K22 Was Announced At Wrestlemania, L...
A new WWE video game is officially happening! We've seen the first footage of WWE 2K22, so let's dig into it.
26 min
80
WWE Wrestlemania 2021 Predictions
Happy Wrestlemania week! We're celebrating with our predictions for the show and our new friend, a robot that has some very strange ideas about who will win.
50 min
81
Interview: WWE's Xavier Woods Talks Wrestlemani...
Surprise! We've got a special interview with none other WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods to talk Wresatlemania, UpUpDownDown, and the rise of Big E.
29 min
82
The Future Of WWE And AEW's Video Games Looks G...
This week, we talk about all of the upcoming wrestling video games, from WWE 2K22 and AEW's first game, to the indie games we're dying for.
55 min
83
That Time WWE Made John Cena Fight Britney Spea...
This week, we revisit John Cena's feud with Kevin "K-Fed" Federline on WWE Raw and create our own wrestlers in a new segment!
53 min
84
Mick Foley's WWE Origin Story And "Macho Man" R...
This week, we are caring way too much about Randy Savage's terrible rap album and revisiting Mick Foley's first WWE match as Mankind (and our other favorite Foley highlights).
46 min
85
Mini: WWE Fastlane 2021 Predictions
Join us as we look at WWE's last pay-per-view before Wrestlemania and figure out who will win.
28 min
86
The Finger Poke Of Doom And Vince's Beefy Sweat...
This week, we revisit yet another lowlight in WCW history, the dreaded finger poke of doom. Then it's time to learn all about the time WWE boss Vince McMahon launched a bodybuilding company.
65 min
87
WWE's Higher Power And WCW's Disastrous Human T...
This week, we look back on two incredible gems: WWE's Corporate Ministry (and its "higher power") and the time WCW made Vampire and Sting try to set each other on fire.
55 min
88
Interview: WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Shayna...
On a special episode, WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Shayna Baszler stops by to talk about defending her title on NXT, wrestling in front of fans again, and her love of magic tricks.
24 min
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
Mini: The Royal Rumble Happened, And We Have Mi...
This week, Mat and Lan Pitts are discussing the 2021 Royal Rumble and everything that happened.
27 min
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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