As The Heel Turns – episode 1
The first As The Heel Turns pro wrestling podcast is hosted by Alex Lee, Connor Dorion and Dario Passarelli.
Episode 1 breakdown
Introduction of the crew and discussion of the May 11, 2015 edition of Monday Night Raw in Cincinnati, Ohio. We discuss the return of Triple H (and argue about his role in the WWE), the soon to be concluded Rusev/John Cena feud, what to do with Lana, Cena’s sensational US Title defence against Neville aka “The Man That Gravity Forgot”, unwarranted crowd negativity and how it influences the product, the whereabouts of The Lucha Dragons, and Damien Sandow’s new role as “Macho Mandow”.
Continuing our RAW discussion, we discuss Daniel Bryan’s latest stint on the IR and how it affects his future with the company. This is the second time in a year that he has had to forfeit a title. Will he still be relevant when he comes back? Are his main event days over? What does this mean for the upcoming WWE Network exclusive Elimination Chamber special event on May 31?
A preview of the upcoming WWE PPV Payback, Sunday May 17. We give our opinion on what should/what will happen, including the potential for a Shield and/or Wyatt Family reunion, the need for a top babyface, and why they refuse to utilize Dolph Ziggler.
A quick segment on Ontario independent promotion Smash Wrestling and their show Gold, also happening this Sunday. We run down the important matches and highlight some workers who might not be familiar to the mainstream audience. Highlights from last month’s show The Art of War are brought up as well as the importance of supporting independent wrestling. We also look ahead to next month’s Smash Wrestling shows on June 6.