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
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
2
Wrestlemania Backlash Predictions
Time to find out who we think is going to win or lose.
34 min
3
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
4
Episode 100! Let's Get Into Ready To Rumble!
To celebrate this milestone, the guys
60 min
5
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
6
Wrestlemania 38 Night 2 Reactions
The guys talk about seeing Wrestlemania 38 Night 2 live.
26 min
7
Wrestlemania 38 Night 1 Reactions
The Buddies are going over their thoughts from Night 1 of WWE Wrestlemania 2022.
25 min
8
WWE's Smackadilla Ghost Kitchen Is The Worst Pa...
We ate terrible quesadillas. Just awful.
33 min
9
WWE Wrestlemania 38 Predictions
WWE's Wrestlemania 2022 is almost here, so here are some predictions.
50 min
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
AEW Revolution 2022 Predictions
Predicting the outcomes of every AEW PPV match.
44 min
15
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
16
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
17
Elimination Chamber, The Road To Wrestlemania, ...
It's a scattered week for Chris and Mat, so let's talk about everything.
45 min
18
WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Predictions
Chris, Mat, and PredictionBot 3000 are picking the winners and losers of this year's Royal Rumble.
43 min
19
Rey Mysterio Is On The WWE 2K22 Cover, And More...
We're talking about the latest 2K Games reveals.
37 min
20
The Wrestle Buddies Predict Everything That Wil...
2022 should be a big year, and here's what we think will happen.
46 min
21
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
22
The 2021 Wrestle Buddies Awards For Excellence ...
It's the 2nd annual Buddiesies award show.
41 min
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
GM Mode Is Coming To WWE 2K22! Also, Survivor S...
Learn about the new modes coming to WWE 2K22
48 min
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
The Scariest Wrestlers Ever
It's Halloween season, so let's talk about the absolute scariest wrestlers of all time.
57 min
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
Mini: AEW Video Game Revealed
In this mini episode, Mat and Chris are talking about the brand new All Elite Wrestling video games!
16 min
94
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
95
Halloween, But Make It Pro Wrestling
This week it's the Wrestle Buddies Halloween Spectacular, and we're celebrating in style.
46 min
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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