Tights and Fights

Tights and Fights

By Maximum Fun

Tights and Fights is the podcast that covers pro-wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves. Every week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk make sense of the chaos that is the world of sports-entertainment. Whether it's the latest headlines, a cultural analysis of an old angle or a debate about which wrestler has the best merch, Tights and Fights will examine every corner of the squared-circle for your enjoyment.

Episodes

Rerun: WrestleMania 33

This episode originally aired 2018The team revisits WrestleMania 33. An event that was mostly forgettable, but had a lasting impact on the modern landscape of wrestling. Bear witness to such matches as Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho-- a match that Vince McMahon hated and that lead to Jericho leaving WWE and appearing in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Plus, Roman Reigns becomes just the second man to defeat the Undertaker at WrestleMania. And in perhaps the most surprising Mania return ever: The Hardyz return to WWE and win the RAW tag team championships. 
24/02/24·32m 59s

Ep. 385: Heel Rock with LaToya Ferguson

Rocky’s gone to the dark side! We’ll discuss it all on a brand new episode of the Tights and Fights podcast!LaToya Ferguson is a writer and podcaster who rejoins the show after an extended absence. We’re in the final days before Elimination Chamber, the last show before WrestleMania. We’ll discuss everything from the increased focus on tag teams in WWE, Bayley’s relationship with Dakota Kai and how to properly balance watching wrestling with your mother and dog.The Main EventAfter a chaotic week deciding the main event of WrestleMania 40, not only does Cody have his match back. But for the first time in over a decade, the Rock is officially a heel. Latoya was actually involved in the "WWE Evil," a series that took a look back on the bad guys in wrestling. So what better person to talk about Rocky's return to the dark side and where he stacks up with the villains of the past.The Three CountLaToya put over Queen Aminata.Lindsey put over Rhea Ripley trending in two companies.Hal put over they're in the judgment day.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
17/02/24·43m 56s

Ep. 384: The Main Event of WrestleMania XL

What a chaotic week for wrestling, and this time it was for reasons that are more fun to talk about–so let’s do just that on a brand new episode of the Tights and Fights podcast!There were some fun wrestling developments: The tag titles are getting a lot of love. Bayley will face Iyo Sky for the WWE women’s championship. But we know what everyone REALLY wants to talk about…The Main EventWhen Cody Rhodes won the Royal Rumble for the second year in a row, it was heavily implied that he would take on Roman Reigns to try and finish the story at WrestleMania in Philadelphia. But Cody would surprise everyone on Smackdown by  saying that WrestleMania was NOT where he would face Roman, but that he got in contact with The Rock to "take everything" away from the champion.We're recording this on Friday. Thursday was WWE big play to pivot at their WrestleMania kick off event in Las Vegas. The Rock played up his family ties, his heeldom and his alliance with Roman Reigns… And Cody reversed course and chose Roman as his opponent at WrestleMania.The Three CountDanielle put over believing in Batista.Lindsey put over Bayley deserving respect as the rumble winner.Hal put over Brody Lee Jr. learning to wrestle.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!
10/02/24·46m 12s

Ep. 383: The 2023 Royal Rumble & The End of Vince McMahon

It was an absolutely massive Royal Rumble weekend— and it had relatively little to do with the wrestling itself. We’ll talk about it all on a brand new episode of  Tights and Fights!Cody Rhodes and Bayley are the winners of the 2023 rumbles. Cody gets a chance to finally finish his story while Bayley gets the singles showcase that she earned years ago.The women’s rumble kicked off the show and had tons of surprises. Jordynne Grace came out with the TNA Knockouts championship belt in tow; Naomi made her long-awaited return; and Jade Cargill finally debuted.The men’s rumble was comparatively light on surprises; that probably has to do with the fact that it was heavily reworked in light of the massive news from the Wall Street Journal. Speaking of which…The Main EventVince McMahon has once again left WWE. After details of his harassment lawsuit were published in the Wall Street Journal in 2022, he left the company only to force his way back in the following year. Last Thursday even more horrific details were published in a follow-up story. We discuss everything that we saw in the report and how WWE handled it breaking on one of their biggest weekends of the year.The Three CountDanielle put over Paddington in the Rumble.Lindsey put over anything from R-Truth.Hal put over one specific instance from R-Truth.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
02/02/24·59m 13s

Ep. 382: The 2018 Royal Rumble

Note: This episode was recorded BEFORE the article about Vince McMahon was published in the Wall Street JournalIt’s Royal Rumble weekend and it’s time to celebrate on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!There’s a lot of changes coming to WWE near the end of the year. We already knew about Smackdown moving to USA Network and NXT moving to the CW. Now we’ve learned that RAW will make the jump to Netflix. We’ll discuss what this means for us.The Main Event2018 was a massive Royal Rumble: Shinsuke Nakamura’s biggest win ever! Asuka wins the first ever women’s Rumble! Ronda Rousey debuts in WWE! We were excited about two of those. In a segment previously recorded in 2018, Hal, Danielle, Lindsey and Mike Eagle discuss the event.The Three CountLindsey put over Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins on GQ.Julian put over the new era of TNA.Danielle put over refs in the new WWE 2K24 videogame.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
27/01/24·1h 3m

Ep. 381: The 2005 Royal Rumble

You’re gonna want to sit down for this brand new episode of Tights and Fights!As people begin to shout their intentions to win the Royal Rumble, there is one name that stands out to Hal, Danielle and Lindsey: Gunther. Where does the Intercontinental Champion fit into the big match?Plus, Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley looks like it’s finally happening. As long as there are more promos like Monday on the horizon, sign us up. The Main EventThe year was 2005. WWE was ready to crown two brand new stars at Wrestlemania 21. That effort began in earnest at the 2005 Royal Rumble match. The match went on to become one of the most impressive and chaotic in the history of the event. The Three CountHal put over Grayson Waller standing up for the wrestling business.Lindsey put over the Wrestling family’s journey to RAW.Danielle put over director Dave Meyers.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
20/01/24·53m 26s

Ep. 380: The Iron Claw + The Legacy of the Von Erichs

Welcome back Darnell Mitchell for the second time to Tights and Fights!And welcome friends to spinning-their-wheels season, the time of year just before WrestleMania where everyone pretends that they have a chance to win the Royal Rumble and have a title match at the WWE’s biggest show of the year. Jinder Mahal is getting a lot of attention, both on TV and in his title match; but is it possible that he might actually deliver despite whatever misgivings people may have about him getting this spot?Plus, Darnell is a professional fashion expert so let’s get his take on Scarlett’s new look and the suit game of the Street Profits and Bobby Lashley.The Main EventFor years, the story of the Von Erichs was one of the most tragic in wrestling. They were one of wrestling's most famous families before nearly all of them tragically died in rapid succession. Now more people than ever will know their story with the release of the film The Iron Claw.The Three CountDarnell put over R-Truth working with the Judgment Day.Lindsey put over the WWE’s Live tour stopping in Los Angeles.Danielle put over Tony Atlas on Twitter.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
13/01/24·1h 2m

Ep. 379: The Rock vs. Roman (?) with Darnell Mitchell

Welcome to the first episode of Tights and Fights in the year 2024!We’re joined once again by our old pal Darnell Mitchell. He has a lot of experience booking wrestling shows as well as watching as a fan. He’ll explain how his fandom evolved after the pandemic.Darnell, Hal and Danielle will take a look at the first major news of the year: the dismissal of Kevin Dunn from WWE. He’s one of the company's longest tenured producers who many wrestlers have some intense feelings about. Plus the team takes a look at WWE Day 1, a night that featured a lot of women’s wrestling. The Main EventAfter years of ghosting WWE, The Rock is finally back for more than a brief one-off: He all but confirmed that he's got his sights set on the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns.The Three CountDarnell put over Toni Storm in the AEW World’s End media scrum.Danielle put over the Maximum Male Models recounting a journey through France.Hal put over Cody paying for The Wrestle Club to WrestleMania (hopefully not Scott’s Tots Style).Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
06/01/24·58m 48s

Ep. 378: 2023 Review and Superplexatives

It’s the end of the year and there’s so much wrestling to look back on on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights.From the mercurial CM Punk news cycle to live events from around the world, there’s so much to discuss. Plus: we give out another round of recognitions from wrestling known as “Superplexatives”-- we’re making up the categories and spotlighting the winners. Best slow clap moment of the year? Best wrestler in a non-wrestling setting? And those are just the beginning!The Three CountLindsey and put over The Iron Claw puppy interviewDanielle put over the same thing that Lindsey did, duh.Hal put over Bayley hating Michael Cole for Christmas.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
30/12/23·44m 33s

Ep. 377: Wrestling Recast - WWElf

It’s time for another edition of Wrestling Recast where Tights and Fights takes famous movies and stage shows and reimagines them to feature wrestlers in every role.This time, it’s the 2003 film Elf. Will Ferrell’s holiday classic celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. But which wrestlers would endear it to an audience of marks? John Cena as Buddy! Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat as Papa Elf! And of course… Mick Foley as Santa Claus.The Three CountJulian put over WWE’s (far inferior) version of Elf.Danielle put over Toni Storm getting the TCM intro. Hal put over CM Punk and Seth Rollins' first meeting.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Julian BurrellProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
23/12/23·44m 29s

Ep. 376: The Evolution and Legacy of Randy Orton

Do you hear voices in your head?! They counsel you, they understand that it’s a brand new episode of the Tights and Fights podcast!This week is a super sized Main Event devoted to the recently returned Randy Orton.He’s been with the WWE for more than 20 years and, despite just recovering from double fusion back surgery, he insists that he has more left in the tank; he aims to wrestle for another decade.This show covers some of Randy Orton’s biggest events from the Randy News Network to his time in Evolution to all those RKOs outta nowhere.The Three CountLindsey put over reactions to The Iron Claw from non-wrestling fans.Danielle put over Liv Morgan ruining relationships. Hal put over Zelina Vega’s live stream prank calls.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
16/12/23·49m 49s

375: What’s up R-Truth

People over there, what’s up?! It’s a brand new episode of the Tights and Fights podcast!Danielle is back and she can’t keep CM Punk’s name out of her mouth. She’ll speculate about how he fits in to WWE.Meanwhile, Lindsey laments that Seth Rollins has been allowed steam roll through all of our favorite baby faces, including his latest victim Jey Uso. Maybe that’s all in service of making him look as good as possible for a certain Pepsi drinker on the roster?The Main Event: R-TruthR-Truth is hardly ever a big part of WWE. But he's almost always a special part of the show. He's wrestled for decades, won champions and has some of the best comedic senses of anyone in the game. Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The Three CountLindsey put over DIY vs. ImperiumJulian put over Tony Khan’s awful twitter habitDanielle put over Otis putting over Lash LegendThe music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
09/12/23·48m 19s

Ep. 374 Survivor Series: War Games 2023

It’s time to share war stories on the latest episode of the Tights and Fights podcast!Hal and Lindsey discuss the women once again stealing the show in the women’s version of War Games. Risks were taken and even though it not clear if everyone was on equal footing in terms of their star power, there was still a lot to enjoy. There were also some matches that flew lower on the radar between the IC title bought, Santos Escobar vs. Dragon Lee and Rhea Ripley vs. Zoe Stark.The Main Event: R-Truth, Randy Orton and CM PunkSaturday featured the return of three major stars for WWE. We start at the least problematic co-worker and go through each of them to decide how they fit into the current WWE landscape… and whether signing them could be a massive mistake. Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Ice Cream Christmas shirt is available now!
02/12/23·57m 20s

Ep. 373: Thankful for wrestling 2023

It’s our annual tradition: the team gathers around the table to discuss everything that they’re thankful for from the last year of wrestling. We’ll touch on everything from Rhea Ripley, the parade of international wrestling shows, Toni Storm finding herself and so much more.Plus, we’ll hear from listeners about what they’re thankful for and discuss what food we’re excited to dig into as the holiday season draws close.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Julian BurrellProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
23/11/23·44m 36s

Rerun: Wrestling Holiday Recommendations

This episode originally aired in 2020Now that Thanksgiving is upon us, the holiday season in the air! And that means all those Christmas and Winter solstice specials that you've been holding off on viewing since January are officially fair game.Hal, Danielle and Lindsey share some of their favorite modern and classic specials to enjoy. Then, we're joined by special wrestle friends RJ City, Colt Cabana, James Durbin and Emma Phipps to discuss their favorite specials as well. Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now! 
18/11/23·54m 25s

Ep. 372.5: WWECW

Hal Lublin is joined by producer Julian Burrell to talk about one of the most memorable failures that WWE ever attempted: The resurrection of the ECW brand and promotion. In 2006, a year after a successful ECW “One Night Stand” PPV, WWE decided to bring back Extreme Championship Wrestling as their third brand. First they wanted it to be a web exclusive show that Shane McMahon would be in charge of. But they eventually got Sci-Fi Network to buy in and settled on ECW, the weekly TV show.The Three Count:Julian put over the eternal joy of Money PlaneHal put over the Miz’s most memorable promo.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Julian BurrellProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
11/11/23·40m 20s

Ep. 372: Tag Team Wrestling

Tag made! It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Halloween has come and gone and while that means we got to have a lot of fun this week… it also means that wrestling got sent to the back burner for Lindsey.But never fear, Hal and Danielle will catch her up on some of the biggest news. Not the least of which is LA Knight and his path to Roman’s hit list and increasing his star power before the road to Mania.The Main Event: Tag Team WrestlingTag team wrestling is one of the biggest parts of wrestling history. Stars can be created as teams rise to the top together and when they inevitably break up. So we're going to take a look at the art of fwendship and teamwork.The Three Count:Danielle put over Bayley finally getting to take on Michael Cole.Lindsey put over Finn finally having a carb.Hal put over the chancla challenge.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
04/11/23·52m 41s

Ep. 371: Spooky scary wrestling w/ James A. Janisse

It’s the spookiest time of year! But don’t be scared because we’ve brought on the owner and advocate of the Halloween season James A. Janisse! He’s best known for “The Kill Count” series on his YouTube channel “Dead Meat.” We catch up on all the latest wrestling that he’s gotten a chance to see despite his busy schedule this month.That includes the character development of LA Knight and Drew McIntyre, Halloween Havoc on NXT, Jade Cargill being treated like royalty on WWE TV and so much more.The Main Event: Horror and wrestlingThe intersection of horror and wrestling is a long and storied one. We discuss some of the biggest wrestlers that dipped into the macabre including The Boogeyman, Bray Wyatt, Papa Shango and more. Spin the wheel, make the deal!The Three Count:James put over Too Cool Rumble.Lindsey put over Rhea and Dom Dom (again).Hal put over his mother showing love for wrestling.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
28/10/23·1h 17m

Ep. 370 Jonny Loquasto

This week, we’re joined by Jonny Loquasto! He’s got a new comedy special out on YouTube entitled “Saudi Stepdad”Jonny is a frequent commentator and on-camera interviewer for a number of combat sports and wrestling organizations– including NXT!He’ll tell us about  what it was like being part of the WWE system, learning the science of voice work on commentary and what it was like rooming with LA Knight.Plus, we’ll talk more about the season premieres of RAW and Smackdown– trust us, they are in fact real things!The Three Count:Danielle put over Dom and Rhea in a haunted jail.Lindsey put over Nick Aldis.Hal put over Roman Reigns missing us on TikTok.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
21/10/23·58m 7s

Ep. 369: The Tuesday Night War

Can you believe it?! Everyone’s back together, just in time to discuss a big honkin’ week of wrestling on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!This past week was WWE’s FastLane event. It was mostly an enjoyable time, but the team agrees that it was the “smallest” feeling PLE of the year from the company. They explain more.But never fear, even the smallest of PLE’s have at least a few things for us to get into: Is Seth Rollins still working as the World Heavyweight Champion? Or did we just make the jump from Cody island into Colby island?The Main Event: The Tuesday Night WarNXT absolutely loaded up the show with main roster stars as they took on AEW in a "Tuesday Night War." Most of the RAW and Smackdown stars played supporting roles as the NXT folks wrestled all night.The Three Count:Danielle put over The Iron Claw trailer.Lindsey put over the Cody/Jey presser.Hal put over John Cena hanging out with older people.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
14/10/23·50m 46s

Ep. 368: NXT No Mercy + AEW WrestleDream

It was yet another crowded weekend of westling– the kind that can only be covered by Hal and Julian on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Across both NXT and AEW shows, championships were won, debuts were made and long awaited returns finally happened. And perhaps most significantly, NXT and AEW will be head-to-head once again next Tuesday. NXT has loaded up the deck with stars like John Cena, Paul Heyman, Becky Lynch and more. Does AEW actually need to make any changes or will they keep the course?But perhaps the biggest news for All Elite: Adam Copeland (fka Edge) made his debut! He’ll wrap up his full time in-ring career with the company, but what will he do while here? The team speculates.Ring Tones: The Undertaker (rerun)We’re kicking off Spooky SZN with a look back at a segment from 2017. It centers on the Undertaker and his entrance music over the years. Plus: It was the first time Hal, Danielle, Lindsey and Mike Eagle ever podcasted together. The Three Count:Julian put over WWE NFL BeltsHal put over Adam Copeland’s goodbye to WWE and hello to AEW.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk, Mike Eagle and Julian BurrellProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
07/10/23·56m 36s

Ep. 367: Jumping ship

When it was confirmed that WWE was merging with UFC under the TKO banner, layoffs felt inevitable. Last week it was confirmed that several wrestlers and people behind the scenes were being let go. That included major names like Mustafa Ali, Matt Riddle, Dolph Ziggler and many more.Which names came as a surprise? And who do we expect to land in another company soon?In more exciting news: we’re getting ready for a big series of shows for the next couple of weeks: AEW WrestleDream! WWE FastLane! NXT No Mercy!Which stars have the momentum going into their respective shows?The Main Event: To Leave and Die in WWEWrestling history is full of people who jumped ship from the indies or other companies to WWE. And every once in a while WWE likes to pound their corporate chest that they got the "Hottest Free Agent in the business" to make the jump.This is our topic of conversation because WWE made quite a big deal out of Jade Cargill officially arriving at the Performance Center.The Three Count:Julian put over Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door (a wrestling game!)Hal put over John Cena's TikTok.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford,Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
30/09/23·47m 33s

Ep. 366: Jade Cargill to WWE

Lindsey Kelk returns from her brief COVID hiatus to join us on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!We talked a lot about Bryan Danielson last week, but what’s one more conversation? Does Lindsey believe that he’s on his way out to build houses for the needy or will he always have one foot in the business despite himself?And when there’s a workers’ strike on the way, the wrestlers will play! The Rock and John Cena have decided to make time for the WWE now that their schedules have cleared up. How much can we expect from them? And do we still hope all the great wrestlers we have now won’t take a back seat to Dwayne on the road to Mania (No it’s never to early to think about it!)The Main Event: Jade CargillBy the standards of its women's division, AEW invested a lot in Jade Cargill. She went on a lengthy undefeated streak and was their inaugural TBS champion. But it also felt like they put a ceiling on what she was allowed to achieve. Now word is that she's left the company and will make her way to the WWE Performance Center. The Three Count:Lindsey put over About Face Eye shadowsticks.Danielle put over Katy Perry and the spinner Belt. Hal put over Fruity Pebbles with marshmallows.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
23/09/23·48m 4s

CORRECTION

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16/09/23·44s

Ep. 365: Bryan Danielson w/ Janet Varney

If you want to hear another conversation with Janet Varney about wrestling, go to Maximumfun.org/join and become a MaxFun Member for as little as $5 a month. You’ll get to hear that and hundreds of other episodes from MaxFun shows as part of the Bonus Content feed!This week, we are joined by Janet Varney from the amazing MaxFun podcast The JV Club with Janet Varney. She’s not a longtime wrestling fan, but she did learn a lot about Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan for our conversation. Danielson announced that he intends to wind down his work as a full time wrestler soon. So what better time to celebrate his legacy?Ring Tones: Daniel Bryan/ Bryan DanielsonFor every phase of his career, Bryan searched for entrance music that matched his character as an intense wrestler and a sympathetic babyface. We take a look at all of his iconic themes. Or at least the ones we could afford to play clips of. The Three Count:Danielle put over Taylor Bateman.Janet put over her conversation with Colt Cabana on The JV Club. Hal put over We Got This with Wrestlers.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Janet Varney. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook, BlueSky and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
16/09/23·1h

Ep. 364: CM Punk fired + the Intercontinental Championship

Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are ready to discuss another week in wrestling news both within and outside the ring.CM Punk has been fired from AEW. He was inarguably the promotions biggest star and the favorite of Tony Khan. Now that he’s no longer All Elite, should we expect him to wrestle somewhere else soon? And now AEW can focus on the important task: getting their scripted stories to match the compelling drama of their behind the scenes antics.Plus: WWE’s latest Saturday show Payback! No Bloodline? No overseas venue? No problem! It wasn’t quite as compelling as other shows we’ve seen from the company this year, but there was still a lot to enjoy.The Main Event: The legacy of the Intercontinental ChampionshipThe Intercontinental Championship is one of the longest running championships in WWE. It's been held by tons of all-timers as the "workrate" or "stepping stone" title before someone is ready to hold the world championship.The Three Count:Danielle put over Christian stealing another belt.Lindsey put over The Judgment Day on the Bump. Hal put over Gunther's Chops.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
09/09/23·1h 4m

Ep. 363: All In + Terry Funk + Bray Wyatt

Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are back– and just in time for the most attended wrestling show in history and all the fallout that came with it.All In was a big success from AEW according to most metrics. The stadium was full of fans ready to watch a series of well-received matches.It looks like Mercedes Mone’ is in the wings to make at least an appearance in AEW soon. What should we look forward to if the women’s division continues the pessimistic trajectory that it’s been on for years?And of course, we have to talk about CM Punk’s annual tradition of fighting his colleagues at PPV events. Is this the end for CM Punk’s return to wrestling? We’ve got a long investigation that will tell us for sure!The Main Event: Remembering Terry Funk and Bray Wyatt. Last week was a rough one for wrestling fans. We lost Hardcore icon and WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk just days before we lost one of the biggest stars of today Bray Wyatt. The Three Count:Danielle: put over Moxley being a real one.Lindsey put over Zoey Stark showing what she can do. Hal put over MJF on wrestling tribalism.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
02/09/23·59m 12s

Ep. 362: Gargano & Ciampa - DIY

Danielle Radford and Hal Lublin are back after the Los Angeles Hurriquake to discuss a ton of wrestling!Have we seen the last of Edge? If so, does that mean the end of his career… or just the end of his time in WWE? No one seems to know– including Edge himself!Plus, Chad Gable just might be the one to take the Intercontinental Title off of Gunther– just in time for Gunther to move onto some World Championship aspirations.And speaking of the World Heavyweight title, it’s time for us to discuss how enthused we are about the job Seth is doing as champion and how we think this feud against Shinsuke Nakamura is gonna do.The Main Event:  DIYFor years, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa were the central wrestlers for NXT, first as a tag team, then as bitter enemies. It was a story that took a lot of twists and turns, including real life problems that disrupted it along the way.The Three Count:Danielle: put over Dom and Rhea horseplay. (again)Hal put over Billy Corgan showing LA Knight love.Julian put over Johnny Gargano’s fashion choices at TakeOver.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle RadfordProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
26/08/23·45m 28s

Ep. 361: Rerun - Rob Van Dam

Lindsey Kelk and Julian Burrell join forces on a special episode of Tights and Fights! Shinsuke Nakamura is next in line for a shot at Seth Rollins’ World Heavyweight Championship. But is there something about this feud that just feels like it’s not clicking as a prospect?Plus: The team shares thoughts on Jimmy’s explanation for attacking his brother Jey Uso, discovers what the “JD” in JD McDonnaugh stands for and hopes that we’ve just seen the beginning of an Indi Hartwell/Candice LeRae tag team forming. The Main Event:  Rerun - Rob Van DamRob Van Dam is a wrestling legend. A WWE Hall-of-Famer, he’s wrestled for tons of promotions – including most recently in AEW– and earned championships every step of the way. Rob tells us about his documentary film Headstrong, his career, CBD, and why wrestling is more of a real competition that fans know.  This interview originally aired in 2019.  The Three Count:Julian put over Bad Cop Bad Cop’s first album and cab drivers to Wembley Stadium. Lindsey put over Dom and Rhea horseplay.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Julian Burrell.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
19/08/23·1h 12m

Ep. 360: SummerSlam 2023

SummerSlaaaaam and the livin’s EZ on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!In one of the WWE’s longest PLE’s (industry term!) of the year, we had championships defended, briefcases abound and hugs exchanged.How weird is it to say that Ricochet had the best match of his WWE career with Logan Paul? And is Iyo Sky officially a made woman with the WWE Women’s Championship?And most importantly: Did anyone from Star Wars actually care about those medals or did they just want Chewbacca not to have one?The Main Event: Roman Reigns, The Usos and injuriesRoman Reigns finally had his main event match against Jey Uso. Thanks to a sudden betrayal by Jimmy, the Tribal chief retained his title, which puts us in an intriguing position for the story to continue; especially since Roman hurt his back early in the match on Saturday. And he’s not the only one. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Sonya Deville, Dakota Kai and Big E have all gotten injury news in the past few weeks.The Three Count:Julian put over NXT recapturing his heart. Lindsey put over Dave Bautista’s performance in a film she did not enjoy.Hal put over holding Glenn Jacobs accountable. Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
12/08/23·59m 58s

Ep. 359: Vince McMahon indictment when?

Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are finally back together on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!As if it were meant to be, there was massive news right before the episode began: Federal law enforcement executed a search warrant on Vince McMahon just last month. Between this and his back surgery it hopefully means he’ll stay away from wrestling for a bit.But we’ve also got a lot of other big shows to talk about: The Great American Bash! All In! And of course the biggest party of the Summer…The Main Event: SummerSlamSummeSlam happens Saturday live at Ford Field in Detroit! There’s a lot to look forward to and a lot that we hope surprises us with how good it can be. But who should leave with the World Heavyweight Championship? And what feuds are we hoping will finally end?The Three Count:Danielle put over Bret Hart’s love of the not-Goldberg wrestlersLindsey put over Behind the Bastards.Hal put over Paul Heyman’s declaration of being the GOATJulian put over Eurovision = Wrestling.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
05/08/23·54m 8s

Rerun: John “Super Eyepatch Wolf” Walsh and The Undertaker

This episode was originally published in 2019This week, we’re happy to revisit one of our favorite episodes with John Walsh, the man behind the popular YouTube channel Super EyePatch Wolf. In addition to discussing anime and videogames, John has made several videos about wrestling, which makes him the perfect guest for us.Hear as Danielle, Lindsey and John recount such amazing news from 2019 like:AEW announcing that Dynamite will air on TNT.The Undisputed Era teasing their first breakup.The potential of Kushida and Kassius Ohno in NXT.And so much more!The Main Event: The Undertaker and the road to 20-0 at WrestlemaniaFor years it was considered the sacred cow of WWE: The Undertaker’s WrestleMania undefeated streak. The drama and mythos behind “The Streak” really ramped up when Shawn Michaels and Triple H tried to end it for four consecutive years. We’ll take a look at what made The Road to 20-0 so effective, including our thoughts on this 20+ year story and how we felt about its conclusion.If you want to see more about the Undertaker and what The Streak meant to his character, be sure to check out this Super Eyepatch Wolf video.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
29/07/23·49m 47s

Ep. 358: Life After Vince (sort of)

Dream the impossible dream of Vince no longer having any control of wrestling on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights.One year ago today the old man announced his retirement from WWE. It was a shocking day that had an immediate impact on the quality of WWE’s TV shows, ticket sales, employee morale and fan enthusiasm.And then Vince came back and helped sell the company.Even though we’re not filled the joy that we had in the few months following Vince fully leaving, we can’t help but feel that WWE is still a better product for his more limited presence.How much do we fear him putting together the occasionally crappy show? Who specifically has benefitted from him no longer booking? We discuss it all!The Three Count:Danielle put over Bodybuilders arguing about rest days.Julian put over CMFTR LGBTQ.Lindsey put over Dark Side of the Ring featuring Magnum TA.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
22/07/23·49m 1s

Ep. 357: “Heels” Season 2 w/ Alexander Ludwig

This interview was recorded on June 28th, prior to the announcement of the SAG strike.We’re happy to welcome Alexander Ludwig onto the latest episode of the Tights and Fights podcast! He plays Ace Spade for the Starz show “Heels.” It’s the story of two brothers working to gain national attention in a small Georgia wrestling promotion amid drama inside and outside the ring.Alexander tells us about learning to play a wrestler, leaning on the advice of his friends like Edge and Dwayne Johnson, understanding how to appreciate wrestling after not seeing the artform and we’ll learn what it’s like to kiss CM Punk.Plus: Tales from a recent Prestige Wrestling event that Danielle attended!The Three Count:Danielle put over the first “He’s gay!” chant in wrestling.Julian put over the bestest crowds in hot wrestling summer.Lindsey put over Money in the Bank.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
14/07/23·42m 20s

Ep. 356: Money in the Bank 2023 w/ Mat Ricardo

This week, our old pal Mat Ricardo joins us to discuss all things Money in the Bank on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Mat not only saw Saturday’s show like we all did… He was in the O2 Arena! And he even got to go backstage!He’ll tell us all about who was the most over, who got booed out of the building, whether anyone expected John Cena to make his appearance and so much more. The Main Event: The Bloodline Civil WarRoman Reigns faced his cousins in a tag team match with Solo as his partner in the final match on Saturday. And, in a move three years in the making, Jey Uso pinned the tribal chief and proved who the ones truly are.The Three Count:Mat put over Wrestle Me’s video about Les KelletJulian put over Shayna Baszlers newest promo.Danielle put over Roman admitting love.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Mat Ricardo.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
08/07/23·40m 52s

Rerun: Jamie Loftus and the Big Show

This episode was originally published in 2018. Jamie Loftus! She’s a comedian and the author of the book Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs.You can hear such amazing thoughts from wrestling in 2018 including:-WWE introducing Evolution, pretending to solve a problem that they propagated.-Roman Reigns earning yet another title match against Brock Lesnar-Miz using a fake baby to get the jump on Daniel BryanAnd so much more!Ring TonesHe’s been known as The Giant, The World’s Largest Athlete, Paul Wight and The Big Show. He’s had a 20+ year career that’s included being a grand slam champion and Jamie Loftus’s favorite wrestler! She’ll talk all about her fandom for him as the team takes a journey through his entrance music over the years.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Jamie Loftus.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.Our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
01/07/23·48m 57s

Ep. 355: Jimmy and Jey Uso Sexy Summer

This week Lindsey Kelk is joined by producer Julian Burrell on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!It’s been a week of litany of returns: CM Punk! Logan Paul! Tommaso Ciampa! We discuss what we want from these men as they begin new seasons of their careers.Now that we’re a few weeks in the return of WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship, we explain why Seth’s reign has been a little scattered so far and what we would do to get it back on track (hint: purple Nikes!).The Main Event: Jimmy and Jey UsoAfter nearly three years of abuse from his cousin, Jey Uso finally made a decision. He sided with his brother Jimmy to take out Roman and Solo and end the bloodline as we know it. The Three Count:Lindsey put over Bron vs. Seth.Julian put over Super Eyepatch Wolf’s latest and greatest.Hosted by Lindsey Kelk and Julian BurrellProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
24/06/23·1h 3m

Ep. 354: Finn Balor & NepoBabyMania

Wrestling in the Summer is in full swing on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!We’ve got a bunch of brand new belts to appreciate, even though one of them looks like it has mustard smeared on it. With the O2 Arena and Money in the Bank on the horizon we have to ask some important questions: Will Butch finally be allowed to be named Pete Dunne? Will Cody get a special Union flag made for the PPV? Maybe he could even bring a bulldog out with him!And the best part about Cody in England is that he’ll compete in a battle of the nepo babies all over the UK!The Main Event: Finn BalorFinn Balor has been in WWE for almost a decade. He's been the premier champion of NXT twice and held multiple championships on the main roster even when he's had to put on a car wash mop and face paint to make it happen.The Three Count:Danielle put over John Cena in Fast X. Lindsey put over Miz and Maryse’s home renovations.Julian put over Spider-Man wrestling.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
17/06/23·49m 18s

Ep. 353: Asuka with Julia Schifini

We have shirts available! Buy our original Tights and Fights logo shirt on Topatoco for the sale price of $14. And buy our brand new WrestleMania shirt to celebrate Ice Cream Christmas all year long. This week, we’re joined by Julia Schifini. She hosts podcasts like “Spirits” and “Join the Party” and is a lifelong wrestling fan– so much so that she eventually decided to actually get formal training as a wrestler!She’ll tell us about what it was like getting training from MJF in a Long Island warehouse and how she was part of wrestling gender reveal match.First and foremost this week: We have to pay tribute to a WWE and social media legend: The Iron Sheik. We’ll read some of his words of wisdom on twitter.Then it’s on to wrestling: Why does LA Knight have so much momentum for MITB? Which of the women would be the best choice for the briefcase holder? And finally, where oh where does Jey Uso go as he chooses between the Bloodline and his brother?The Main Event: AsukaLast weekend, WWE finally paid off Asuka's return along with her new look and moveset with defeat of Bianca Belair to win the RAW women's title. It's the latest step in a career that's had her stack up accolades as her fans constantly hope for more success. The Three Count:Danielle put over Sandra Gray. Hal put over Mami and Domy vs. Cody.Julia put over The Last Match Musical.Hosted by Danielle Radford, and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
10/06/23·1h 10m

Ep. 352: Broken Bloodline + Impeenium

We have shirts available! Buy our original Tights and Fights logo shirt on Topatoco for the sale price of $14. And buy our brand new WrestleMania shirt to celebrate Ice Cream Christmas all year long. Danielle and Lindsey are ready to have a grand ol’ time recapping a crowded weekend of wrestling for the Tights and Fights podcast!It was a rough series of shows or the culture: Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill and Cody Rhoes lost their respective matches. But on the bright side: Asuka looked absolutely brilliant as the new murder clown champion. And Jade ATE that entrance!And amid all the other great things like Mustafa Ali getting a great match with Gunther and appearing on NXT and the spanish announce desk SHOOSHING with Chad Gable, we have to acknowledge that some of the men on the roster need to learn the art of tucking. The Main Event: The Broken BloodlineNearly 1000 days ago, Roman Reigns became Universal Champion. Every time he's come close to losing the title, he's had Paul Heyman and the Usos to keep him on top. But on Saturday Jimmy Uso super kicked the Tribal Chief while his brother Jey watched in shock. So the Usos have had all they can stand and can't stand no more. The Three Count:Danielle put over the AEW world title match tribute to the mentors. Lindsey put over Seth freakin out Rhea.Julian put over wrestling on Bob’s Burgers.Hosted by Danielle Radford, and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
03/06/23·56m 50s

Ep. 351: AJ Styles + Womens Wrestling

We have shirts available! Buy our original Tights and Fights logo shirt on Topatoco for the sale price of $14. And buy our brand new WrestleMania shirt to celebrate Ice Cream Christmas all year long. Three major wrestling shows this weekend? It’s time to pregame with the Tights and Fights podcast!What an unfortunate pattern of injuries to women’s wrestlers. Mercedes Mone’, Liv Morgan and Dakota Kai will all be out of action for a while after they all got hurt within days of each other. But there are also a lot of women that deserve our attention. We can all agree that WWE’s women’s wrestling scene is a little bit of a mess right now, outside of some bright spots like Rhea Ripley. That’s left us with a lot of questions: Are they trying to turn Zelina into a female underdog a la Rey Mysterio? Why is Raquel Rodriguez just smiling constantly? Is Natasha the best choice for Rhea’s first competitor?Plus, we’ll finally settle what we’ll watch of the wrestling shows this week: The one we’re morally opposed to, the one that feels like it may get lost in the shuffle or the one that’s been booked like an afterthought.The Main Event: AJ StylesAJ Styles rapidly rose to the top of the card of WWE when he debuted in 2016. His run so far has included championships at every level, including the WWE title twice. It's all been a culmination for a career that's taken him around (lol) the globe.The Three Count:Danielle put over Zelina Vega’s anniversary love. Lindsey put over Asuka applying her make up.Hal put over School Milk 3:16.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
27/05/23·46m 11s

Ep. 350: Rey Mysterio

We have shirts available! Buy our original Tights and Fights logo shirt on Topatoco for the sale price of $14. And buy our brand new WrestleMania shirt to celebrate Ice Cream Christmas all year long. Another amazing Summer of wrestling is on the way! We’re ready to look forward to it all on a brand new episode of the Tights and Fights podcast.AEW Collision was finally made official for Saturday evenings. Despite being the (presumed) home of CM Punk wrestling, it has a number of things working against it: competition with boxing, UFC WWE premium live events, college football and more. And if they move forward with their plans to establish a brand split across AEW, our faith in brand splits may be even further degraded.Speaking of which, WWE is still playing fast and loose with having each show feature completely separate rosters. Even though we still have questions about that, we’re intrigued by the next step of the Bloodline saga with Roman Reigns teaming with Solo Sikoa to win the WWE Tag team championships live from [REDACTED].The Main Event: Rey MysterioRey Mysterio is one of wrestling's legends who remains active in WWE. He's a multiple time world champion and defied convention to become a star in the company. And as if that wasn't enough, he helped establish a style that inspired hundreds of wrestlers and fans.The Three Count:Danielle put over Bron Breakker invading the barbershop. Lindsey put over the further WWE/Vanderpump connection.Hal put over Chris Nowinski.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
20/05/23·45m 47s

A Brief Update

Julian Burrell, producer of Tights and Fights, provides an update for the Nation of Conversation.
18/05/23·1m 33s

Ep. 349: WWE Backlash in Puerto Rico

We have shirts available! Buy our original Tights and Fights logo shirt on Topatoco for the sale price of $14. And buy our brand new WrestleMania shirt to celebrate Ice Cream Christmas all year long. It was a Backlash show for the ages! We’re happy to stay in that high for a little while longer on a brand new episode of the Tights and Fights podcast.Bad Bunny showed up and showed out in front of his home crowd. The man went through tables, got slammed with kendo sticks and looked the part of a true wrestler.Puerto Rico had plenty to cheer for from Zelina Vega, Carlito, Savio Vega and… Iyo Sky? In any case, we’re glad they brought the energy to make what could have been a mundane show so much fun.The Main Event:WWE has had one world champion ever since Roman Reigns beat Brock Lesnar to unify the WWE and Universal titles. Now they will crown a new World Heavyweight Champion in a few weeks at the next premium live event. The Three Count:Danielle put over Solo Sikoa needing shoes. Lindsey put over Bad Bunny beating up James Corden.Hal put over Chanclas.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
13/05/23·51m 32s

Ep. 348: The WWE Draft

We have shirts available! Buy our original Tights and Fights logo shirt on Topatoco for the sale price of $14. And buy our brand new WrestleMania shirt to celebrate Ice Cream Christmas all year long. We’re finally done with the WWE Draft! We won’t really know how the rosters will shape up until the shows get rolling after Backlash, but we do have a lot of questions:What will they do with Cody Rhodes if he and Roman Reigns are now meant to be on different rosters?How is the new World Heavyweight Championship going to be established as prestigious if it has to exist while Roman is still champion?How successful will the new NXT call-ups be?Thankfully we know one thing for sure: Samantha Irvin WILL keep the Imperium introduction intact!The Three Count:Julian put over Rey Mysterio and his funny onesie at Halloween Havoc 1997Lindsey put over RAW being a family show.Hosted by Danielle Radford, and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
06/05/23·35m 35s

Ep. 347: Abraham Josephine Riesman on Vince McMahon

We have shirts available! Buy our original Tights and Fights logo shirt on Topatoco for the sale price of $14. And buy our brand new WrestleMania shirt to celebrate Ice Cream Christmas all year long. This week we’re joined by Abraham Josephine Riesman. She’s researched the life of Vince McMahon as much as anyone ever has.In preparation for latest project, she rekindled a love of wrestling that has been dorman for years.She joins Hal, Danielle and Lindsey to discuss her fandom, neo Kayfabe and the upcoming coronation of a new World Heavyweight Champion.The Main Event: The Life of Vince McMahonJosie's new book is RingMaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America. It is a massive biography on Vince and a look at how WWF/E expanded and influenced American politics and culture.The Three Count:Julian put over “Mrs. Davis” which features a certain famous wrestling figure.Danielle put over Trinity’s return to wrestling.Lindsey put over Kieren Culkin on Hot ones.Hal put over the the evil of Hot Ones.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
29/04/23·1h 8m

Ep. 346: Trish Stratus

We have shirts available! Buy our original Tights and Fights logo shirt on Topatoco for the sale price of $14. And buy our brand new WrestleMania shirt to celebrate Ice Cream Christmas all year long. Oh! It’s time to rock and roll on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!The weeks after WrestleMania are generally a time of hope for new improvements from WWE. And one of the things Hal and Danielle really want to see is a major refresh for the women’s tag team scene. They’ll break down what the problem is and how we’d fix it.Plus, everyone has great memories from Jeff Hardy and hopes for the best for him. But with how many times he’s had to make a comeback, is it okay for him to still be performing in the ring?The Main Event: Trish StratusTrish Stratus was a major part of the WWE in the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras. She survived some of the companies weirdest storylines to emerge as one of the companies best women's wrestlers of her time. And now she's back as a heel and is ready to feud with Becky Lynch.The Three Count:Julian put over Muchacho Man in the upcoming WrestleQuest videogame.Danielle put over Solo Sikoa’s manners.Hal put over the duality of Otis.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
22/04/23·54m 31s

Ep. 345: WWE’s future Endeavor

We have shirts available! Buy our original Tights and Fights logo shirt on Topatoco for the sale price of $14. And buy our brand new WrestleMania shirt to celebrate Ice Cream Christmas all year long. Endeavor, UFC’s parent company, is set to purchase WWE. We’ve now seen two RAWs and a Smackdown in the aftermath of the news. There was a lot to dislike and a lot that was encouraging.Triple H has appeared on a couple of shows now and has revealed that the WWE Draft is coming back soon. We’ll speculate as to how this could be a benefit for his creative vision if he is indeed still the driver of content.Plus, with Backlash in Puerto Rico on the horizon, we’ll analyze some of the feuds that we can look forward to from Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar, Iyo Sky vs. Bianca Belair and more. The Main Event: What will the purchase of WWE mean for you?We still don't totally know how far the ramifications of WWE being purchased will go. But the immediate consequence is that Vince McMahon is back as a member of the company board and, at least to some extent, creative.The Three Count:Julian put over the WrestleMania Night 2 press conference.Lindsey put over Vince McMahon on Last Week Tonight.Hal put over Cody Rhodes’ Chicken promo.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
15/04/23·40m 40s

Ep. 344: WrestleMania 39

At long last, the event that every wrestling fan awaits all year: WrestleMania!Sure there’s been a lot of news surrounding the purchase of WWE and the apparent return of Vince to creative. But in the spirit of getting the full context of the situation, we’re going to wait until next week to talk about that. For now, Ice Cream Christmas!The weekend had tons of barn-burning matches from Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, Rhea Ripley and more. Tears were shed, quads were torn and great moments were had. There were a few stinkers in the bunch but there are still so many positives to appreciate. Frankly, we could use all the joy we can get right now!The Three Count:Danielle put over Konan’s speech inducting Rey Mysterio to the Hall of FameLindsey put over Vanderpump rules and all the great shwag she scored at the WrestleMania superstore.Hal put over Kevin Owens playing Peek-a-boo with Becky’s baby.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our Original T-Shirt and Ice Cream Christmas shirt are available now!
08/04/23·1h 11m

Ep. 343: Mike Eagle’s return to wrestling

This episode is part of the #MaxFunDrive! If you would like to help this show continue, you can become a MaxFun Member and set up a recurring monthly contribution for as little as $5 at maximumfun.org/join. You’ll earn great gifts including bonus episodes of Tights and FIghts!And if you’re already a member, consider boosting or upgrading your membership for as little as $1 more a month to help us reach our goal of more live shows this year.In honor of the #MaxFunDrive, it’s Mike Eagle’s return to Tights and Fights! A few years ago, Mike stepped away from watching WWE because he was fed up with Vince McMahon’s behind the scenes decision. Then he stepped away from AEW because he just couldn’t stand watching wrestling without a crowd. And now he’s back!We’ll talk to him all about the things he’s missed from the drama around CM Punk, Kofi-Mania, Big E’s title win and so much more.The Three Count:Mike put over FTR Bald’s podcastDanielle put over The 420-7 TitleLindsey put over WWE unread emails.Hal put over Dominik Mysterio’s lesson.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Mike Eagle. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our original T-Shirt is still available!
30/03/23·1h 32m

Ep. 342: The Career of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson w/ Mark Gagliardi

This episode is part of the #MaxFunDrive! If you would like to help this show continue, you can become a MaxFun Member and set up a recurring monthly contribution for as little as $5 at maximumfun.org/join. You’ll earn great gifts including bonus episodes of Tights and FIghts!Mark Gagliardi from the podcast “We Got This! With Mark and Hal” joins us for this special crossover episode of Tights and Fights in honor of the #MaxFunDrive.Mark is a lapsed wrestling fan who still has great memories of watching the product through the attitude era. Eventually there was a slight disconnect between him and all of his wrestling-loving friends: Could all of wrestling… be fake?The Main Event:He’s arguably the biggest star that the WWE has ever produced who was able to be known for anything other than wrestling. We’ll go through some of The Rock’s greatest hits, why he’s become successful as a movie star and whether we would benefit his cousins in the story of The Bloodline.The Three Count:Mark put over Austin Creed on We Got ThisLindsey put over her strange encounter with the Rock in LA.Hal put over The Rock in the Rundown.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Lindsey Kelk and Mark Gagliardi. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our original T-Shirt is still available!
24/03/23·1h 17m

Ep. 341: Your guide to LA

We’ve got brand new merch available! Celebrate Ice Cream Christmas with our brand new shirts, available in tank and T-shape and a variety of colors. Order soon and it will arrive in time for WrestleMania!And if you’d like to help support us during the Max Fun Drive, you can tell us all about why you love this show by emailing memberstories@maximumfun.org or leaving  us a message at (323) 601-8719. We may feature you in upcoming episodes!We are officially in a bit of a holding pattern in wrestling these days– but we’ve still got some fun things to get through on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Cody finally earned the praise of Lindsey with his promo and match against LA Knight (YEAH!) this week. And that love is almost enough to make us forget about the bizarre booking situation with Omos against Brock Lesnar and Charlotte’s antipathy for wrestling these days.The Main Event: Your Guide to LAIf you’re arriving in Southern California soon for WrestleMania week, you probably want to know what else there is to see in and around the city. Worry not! We’ll tell you the best places to visit and eat at when you’re between wrestling shows.The Three Count:Lindsey put over Sandoval ick.Julian put over Montez Ford and Bianca Belair as Jack and Rose.Hal put over Cena being bald.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our original T-Shirt is still available!
18/03/23·53m 45s

Ep. 340: AEW Revolution + The Bloodline

We’ve got brand new merch available! Celebrate Ice Cream Christmas with our brand new shirts, available in tank and T-shape and a variety of colors. Order soon and it will arrive in time for WrestleMania!Not to be forgotten as WrestleMania builds steam, AEW had its Revolution PPV this past weekend. Full of tons of great matches and new champions, it’s being called a “refresh” of the brand. We’ll explain how we hope the company adjusts in the future… and how the new version of ROH seems to have taken a number of our criticisms to heart.Plus, with WrestleMania taking shape, we look ahead to who’s built up momentum for themselves including LA Knight, Asuka and more.The Main Event: WrestleMania Nights 1 and 2The Bloodline story is now so big that it cannot possibly be contained to a single night of WrestleMania. It looks like Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will reunite to beat the Usos for the tag titles while Cody Rhodes tries to finish his story against Roman Reigns. The Three Count:Lindsey put over Dom and Mami.Julian put over Ethan Suplee (formerly Vader's son).Hal put over Roman Reigns’ advice.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our original T-Shirt is still available!
11/03/23·1h 1m

Ep. 339: WWE Studios Films

We’ve got brand new merch available! Celebrate Ice Cream Christmas with our brand new shirts, available in tank and T-shape and a variety of colors. Order soon and it will arrive in time for WrestleMania!As we count down the last month before WrestleMania, WWE continues to throw a ton of curveballs our way. Sami and Kevin seem to have a date with the WWE tag team titles, but with how massive the Bloodline has loomed, we don’t know for sure how this could play out.Speaking of tag titles, Becky Lynch and Lita have won the gold for the women’s division! But will they hold them going into Mania or will WWE decide that Ronda needs another accolade?All of that… plus we’ll talk about the new feud that transcends company lines.The Main Event: WWE Studio FilmsThis is the year that WrestleMania goes Hollywood. But WWE has tried to go Hollywood with their own production of movies for over 20 years now. There's a lot of flicks to get through here from The Chaperone, That's What I Am and The Marine series.We watched the Marine 6 starring The Miz, Becky Lynch and Shawn Michaels! The special commentary track will be available exclusively for our beloved MaxFun Members soon. You can join their ranks as part of the MaxFun Drive later this month!The Three Count:Danielle put over Mercedes Mone taking her new title to The Mandelorian.Lindsey put over Sami Zayn’s day of Elimination Chamber.Hal put over Body Slam starring Rowdy Roddy Piper and other wrestlers .Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus you can still get our original T-Shirt!
04/03/23·44m 54s

Ep. 338: Elimination Chamber 2023 w/ James A. Janisse

This week we’re joined by our guest James A. Janisse! He’s head of the channel Dead Meat on YouTube where he breaks down horror movies. James has snuck in a lot of wrestling references into his videos over the years, but this is the FIRST time he’s ever been a guest on a wrestling podcast!We’ll talk all about the Elimination Chamber. It was a really fun card from beginning to end with a number of stars getting their moments to shine. Plus, we know more than ever who will have matches at WrestleMania!The Main Event: Sami Zayn comes up shortSami Zayn got a hero's welcome in his hometown of Montreal this past Saturday. Unfortunately, he came up short in his battle for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title. Let's discuss where all the major figures in this story are going as WrestleMania approaches. Oh and Tony Khan had a special announcement.The Three Count:James put over the 30 character Horror Royal Rumble and Chad Gable.Danielle put over a feud over tupperware.Lindsey put over Sonya Deville’s engagement.Hal put over dubbing over wrestling promos.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
25/02/23·1h 17m

Ep. 337: Love to love wrestling

Celebrate love and take heart that WrestleMania is about the journey not the destination on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Sami and Cody Rhodes took us on another emotional journey this week. Even though some of the most fun in wrestling is in fantasy booking what we think should happen, this is the rare story where we’re content to just enjoy what we’re seeing.But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have questions about where things could go before we get even CLOSER to WrestleMania. Will Seth Rollins stomp Logan Paul with his big red boots? Will Jey stick with Sami or his family? What will Bayley and Becky do at Ice Cream Christmas? The Main Event: Love to loveCody Rhodes taught us that wrestling is a love story. So we're gonna take a look at which stories over the years made us love love in the silly world of pro wrestling.The Three Count:Danielle put over Dom and Mami’s first valentine’s day.Lindsey put over Wrestling Club.Hal put over RJ City auditioning for the role of The Undertaker.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
18/02/23·43m 46s

Ep. 336: Black Wives Matter

The road to WrestleMania is rapidly being paved! Let’s talk all about it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!NXT still hasn’t quite ascended to the heights that it once knew. But on the heels of NXT Vengeance Day, we have to give a shout to how hard everyone there is working… even if it’s still hard to remember everyone’s names.Speaking of hard workers, we still don’t have all the answers surrounding the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, but Sami and Cody Rhodes on the microphone sure do make for compelling television. The Main Event: BatistaBatista was one of the WWE's biggest stars of the Ruthless Aggression era, coming up as part of Evolution. After years of wrestling as the WWE and World Champion, he's now retired and shown his chops as an actor in everything from the MCU to Shyamalan films.The Three Count:Danielle put over WWE thigh meat.Lindsey put over Rated R Glamazon love.Hal put over Fast Food Wrestling.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
11/02/23·46m 27s

Ep. 335: Royal Rumble 2023

The road to WrestleMania is rapidly being paved! Let’s talk all about it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!This year's winners were Cody Rhodes and Rhea Ripley and goodness did they earn their spots in a pair of really great Royal Rumbles. What they lacked in surprises the two matches more than made up for in setting up the participants to look strong.While we know two of the matches set for Mania, there’s still so much to rampantly speculate about– so let’s make sure we do that!The Main Event: The Honorary UceRoman Reigns successfully defended his title against Kevin Owens in the Royal Rumble main event. But that's secondary to the subsequent beatdown that KO got from the Bloodline before Sami Zayn finally decided that he'd had enough of Roman Reigns and betrayed the tribal chief with a chair to the back.The Three Count:Danielle put over a backstage journey at the Rumble.Lindsey put over Batista’s desire to be a rom-com star.Hal put over Sami Zayn on twitter.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
04/02/23·56m 52s

Ep. 334: The 2000 Royal Rumble

This week was the 30th anniversary of Monday Night RAW. There was a refreshing focus on getting the younger talent of WWE over by association with the old guard. But there were still a lot of lows for every high.Hulk Hogan? A cut down women’s cage match? A really long DX segment? We’ll discuss whether a great Bloodline segment can make up for all that.The Main Event: Royal Rumble 2000As we await the latest Royal Rumble, we're going to go way back to the year 2000 and talk about that year's version of the Rumble.This was where the Attitude Era began to gain steam. And it's generally agreed to be one of the WWE's best PPVs ever.The Three Count:Danielle put over the Bellas throwing shade at WWE.Lindsey put over Nikki Bella’s upcoming walk down the aisle.Hal put over Sami Zayn speaking the truth.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
28/01/23·52m 46s

Ep. 333: The entrance music of Cody Rhodes

Wooooooaaaa-OOOOH! Sing along with us on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Rhea Ripley is on fire. She may have saved Dominik Mysterio’s career and has proven to be the spice that makes Judgment Day work. But her greatest work now may be that she’s gotten us to cheer for a match between her and Solo Sikoa.Amid cheering for the final week before the Royal Rumble, we’ll also shower some love on a star gone too soon and on everyone who knew him well: Jay Briscoe.Ring Tones: Cody Rhodes:Cody Rhodes is on the Rhodes to recovery and the Rhodes to the Royal Rumble. He's set to make his big comeback after being injured for the second half of 2022. We're going to take a look at his journeyman career and all the songs that have accompanied him.The Three Count:Danielle put over Steve Austin working odd jobsLindsey put over Finn Balor’s WrestleMania entranceHal put over The Rock finally providing a decent answer in an interview.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
21/01/23·52m 38s

Ep. 332: WWE’s Sale

Quick! If we all pool our money together we can each buy a little bit of WWE! It’s gotta be better than all of the alternatives that we discuss on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!As Vince McMahon intends to further corrupt his greatest creation, we’re left holding our breath that he won’t sell WWE off to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His other options seem only marginally less appalling, but on the bright side: WWE Land at Disneyland?Plus, let’s talk more about how to pronounce Mone’, celebrate Dominik Mysterio’s transformation into a must-see TV character and be happy that Adam Cole is back.Main Event: Kevin OwensKevin Owens will again challenge for the WWE Universal Title at the Royal Rumble. Kevin has been with the company since 2014 and provided plenty of matches and championships over the years.The Three CountDanielle put over media literacy among wrestling fans.Julian put over the spotlight on bad wrestling attire.Hal put over RJ City and Ken Jeong(?)Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
14/01/23·48m 36s

Ep. 331: Virus McMahon

It’s a new year and it’s already making headlines! Let’s get through all the details on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Vince McMahon is officially back with the board of WWE. His strong arm tactics are apparently part of his efforts to facilitate a sale of the company on his own terms. He’s staying out of the CEO or head of creative positions for now. We’ll discuss how much we trust him to keep to himself and how we feel about his return (hint: Not much and not very well)It’s a shame too, because WWE is on the road to the Royal Rumble and there are a lot of stories that are worth investing in. But leave it to a billionaire to ruin everything!Plus,  we’ll talk about Sasha Banks’ transition into Mercedes Mone’ and why we hope that it improves a little more quickly.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
07/01/23·40m 12s

Ep. 330: 2022 Year in Review

2022 was the most consequential year in wrestling history. The most powerful figures were ousted, embarrassed, fired and took power. And that’s before we even get to all of the things that just happened on TV!We go through a bunch of the headlines and still find time to talk about the fun part of this crazy thing we love on the FINAL episode of Tights and Fights in 2022!Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
30/12/22·51m 19s

Ep. 329: A Flips and Fistsmas Carol

God bless us everyone! It’s time to recast the Charles Dicken classic “A Christmas Carol” with professional wrestlers!We’ve got tons of options for our Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and more.Will Colt Cabana scowl his way into our hearts? Where does William Regal fit in for a production he seems born to contribute to? It’s going to be a joy to discover!Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the world!Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
23/12/22·42m 10s

Ep. 328: Mandy Rose and NXT: Deadl1ne

This year of wrestling news just won’t stop!Amid news of sexual assault allegations, Vince McMahon is reportedly mulling a comeback to WWE. We’ll break down why such an attempt would lead to an absolute flood of more stories and issues for VKM.But put all that aside: There was still a bunch of wrestling on TV. NXT Deadl1ne featured the new Iron Survivor Match, which thankfully wasn’t as much of a mess as it could have been. Plus, Ring of Honor: Final Battle kicked off a rough week for Chris Jericho as he lost both his title and to a debuting Action Andretti. Oh and New Day in NXT! Let the twerk-offs begin!The Main Event: Mandy RoseMandy Rose has been all over WWE. From Tough Enough, to NXT 1.0, to RAW, Smackdown and NXT 2.0. But now after a long reign with the NXT women's title and as the head of her own faction, she's officially been fired from WWE.The Three CountDanielle put over the latest and greatest cutter on NXT Level up.Lindsey put over Bret Hart x Bill Goldberg. Hal put over Dom needing his mami.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
17/12/22·58m 21s

Ep. 327: Seth “Freakin’” Rollins

It’s to celebrate an architect; a visionary; a messiah on a brand new episode of Tights and  “Freakin’” Fights!First we’ve gotta talk about a wild list of people that someone decided would be fun to trade between WWE and AEW(none of which we agree with!)But there’s also plenty to get into with everyone who is currently involved in the United States Championship, which remains a compelling division.Tegan Nox at last made her return to WWE. We’ll explain why some of the “lesser” names that have been brought in are actually a good sign for the future of the company.Main Event: Seth “Freakin’” RollinsSeth Rollins just past the 10th anniversary of his time on the Main Roster. He's been a champion at every level in the company from his time in the Shield, to the Authority to being Mr. "Freakin" Rollins.The Three CountDanielle put over Ricky Starks’ promo.Lindsey put over Candice and the Internet’s baby nephew. Hal put over a Christmas Cavalcade.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
10/12/22·1h 4m

Ep. 326: Survivor Series: War Games 2022

We’re talking all about the drama and physicality of the final WWE PLE of the year for 2022 on a brand new Tights and Fights!Survivor Series was a fun show from beginning to end… with a few Ronda Rousey speed bumps in the middle. But we can’t forget about AEW and its coronation of a new World Champion in Maxwell Jacob Friedman. While we’re a little confused about what’s going on with William Regal both on-screen and behind the scenes, MJF as champ is plenty to be excited about on the face of– as is Jade Cargill!Main Event: War GamesWWE revived the War Games match in 2017. It was a fixture of NXT every year and now it's officially part of the main roster, starting this year. The Three CountDanielle put over Paul Heyman loving on Sami Zayn.Lindsey put over Kenny Omega, looking better than ever. Julian put over Jason David Frank, wrestling fan. Hal put over Dominik and Rhea on Thanksgiving.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
03/12/22·1h 2m

Ep. 325: It’s giving Thanksgiving

Don’t you just love the holidays? Let’s talk about them and somehow work some wrestling in on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!We’re going to discuss what’s on our respective menus as we gather together to celebrate. Who cares that most of our secret family recipes were from the back of boxes? We’re hungry!Then we’ll go around and chat what we’re thankful for from wrestling this year. There’s still so much, from the ousting of toxic billionaires to other billionaires not being able to handle their mess to the friends we made along the way. Raise a glass for love!Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
23/11/22·38m 50s

Ep. 324: Shelton Benjamin

We’re fast approaching the final weeks of wrestling in 2022! Don’t let the destruction of Twitter distract you from everything coming up– we’re ready to talk about it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!AEW still has a lot of uncertainty surrounding it, but Full Gear is still happening. Between MJF and The Elite returning, there’s hope that this PPV should end on a better note than the last one did.WWE is still working on folding Austin Theory, Seth Rollins, Mustafa Ali and Bobby Lashley into a compelling US Title scene, all with War Games in the background. Speaking of which, how optimistic are we that Mia Yim can succeed in her second act in WWE?Finally, it wouldn’t be the holidays without a convoluted match concept from NXT. Or rather, it would be… but not one that we’d want to face!The Three Count:Danielle put over Dante MartinHal put over Wrestling Refs as WizardsJulian put over a requiem for Wrestle TwitterHosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
19/11/22·44m 28s

Ep. 323: Cookie Shawn

As demanded by our beloved Max Fun Members we are proud to welcome back Cookie Shawn to the show! We’ve got lots of things to ask him about including the current status of his smile and how he gets into character.Plus, we’re going to ask Cookie Shawn to recall memories of the story where Shawn Michaels was at his peak cartoony puppet self: vs. Hulk Hogan at SummerSlam. COOKIE!Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
12/11/22·34m 45s

Ep. 322: John “Bradshaw” Layfield

Migraines and being under-staffed will not deter us from gabbing about wrestling!Are you feeling Ucey today? It’s okay if you’re not! Thankfully we’ve got Sami Zayn and the Bloodline to remind us to always be our Uciest. We’ll talk about how improbably over the concept is.Plus, AEW has a PPV coming up, but that doesn’t mean they’re not also INCREDIBLY petty on the road there, right? We missed you Colt Cabana!All of that… and how are we still finding ways to squeeze Taylor Swift references in this show?The Main Event: JBLJohn “Bradshaw'' Layfield is back in WWE after an extended absence. Previously he was a tag team champion, a Grand Slam Champion and commentator with Michael Cole. And now he's Baron Corbin's new mouthpiece and manager.The Three CountJulian put over CM Punk x Taylor SwiftDanielle put over Rhea Ripley’s mischievous nature.Hosted by Danielle Radford, and Julian BurrellProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
05/11/22·33m 37s

Ep. 321: The Music of Bray Wyatt

It’s a special spoooooOOOOOoooky edition of Tights and Fights!WWE welcomes its first ever fourth generation star with Ava Raine, also known as the daughter of The Rock. Her family lineage helped her get through the door, but will the comparisons hold her back long term?Rhea Ripley slammed a man like a freakin’ BOSS! The Chyna comparisons are natural… but we’d take it even further.Plus, if anyone knows the number of a tailor, we’d like them to get to work on JBL’s pants immediately.Ring Tones: Bray WyattBray Wyatt is one of the biggest stars of the last 15 years in wrestling. And his arc has taken him from generic wrestler to cult leader to monster to lovable auteur with new music at every phase. The Three CountDanielle put over WWE at Wakanda ForeverLindsey put over NXT on the road to Ladders at Halloween Havoc.Hal put over Philly.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now! 
29/10/22·56m 6s

Ep. 320: Brock Lesnar with Nick Bond

Nothing but beasts and country boys in our pro wrestling! We’re breaking it all down on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!We welcome Nick Bond from the Ringer to hang out and provide some valuable insight into the world of wrestling. That includes information about how many people in Long Island are similar to MJF as he makes his way to the top of AEW.Plus, we’ll remember how badly things were done with the women in WWE’s past and explain why we’re desperate for Bray Wyatt’s return being the end of a certain doll on RAW.The Main Event: Brock LesnarBrock Lesnar has been a massive force in WWE since he debuted as the Next Big Thing in WWE. These days he's been the Beast Incarnate, Cowboy Brock and a multiple time world champion.The Three CountNick put over Saturday Morning SuperstarsDanielle put over Ember Moon vs. Jody ThreatLindsey put over NXT on the road to Halloween Havoc.Hal put over Bayley and Michael Cole’s eternal war.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
22/10/22·1h 3m

Ep. 319: Extreme Rules and returning wrestlers

Are you ready to get Extreme?? To the Max?! Let’s get into all of it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!First though we have to debate whether or not the show had the proper amount of extreme. Sure we don’t really have an appetite for blood, but did WWE strike the right balance of brutality this year?And while there were some great matches like the (Full) Donnybrook and Bianca Belair vs. Bayley, there were a few missteps like Liv Morgan vs. Ronda Rousey.But we’ve also got new champions: Orange Cassidy! Seth Rollins! And Brock is definitely in a new Taylor Swift era!The Main Event: Old faces in new placesThis was a big week for debuts across all of wrestling. New and returning faces always make for fun shows, so let's talk about who we saw this week: Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Renee Paquette, Shawn Spears and BRAY WYATT!The Three CountLindsey put over the most over dog!Danielle put over the word ShillelaghJulian put over MJF’s promo.Hosted by Hal Lublin and  Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
15/10/22·1h 7m

Ep. 318: Bianca Belair

Is all news good news in wrestling? It turns out… No! Let’s talk about it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!AEW put so much work into the anniversary edition of Dynamite this past Wednesday. But right on the surface there were a lot of things missing. Namely: all of the wrestlers who helped found the company as executives.That put a cloud on things, but it only got worse right before the show started. Sammy Guevara and Andrade El Idolo are the latest AEW stars to come to blows backstage. But hey, this is just a not-proud tradition of wrestling right? RIGHT???The Main Event: Bianca BelairEver since Bianca Belair won the 2021 Royal Rumble, she has had the rocket ship strapped to her back. She's main evented WrestleMania, won the title multiple times and has truly gotten over as a beloved babyface.The Three CountLindsey put over Idea Soup.Danielle put over Shawn Michaels on a talk show.Hal put over The Rock making a fans day.Hosted by Hal Lublin and  Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
08/10/22·50m 45s

Ep. 317: The Usos

Extreme Rules looks extremely entertaining this year, so let’s channel that excitement into a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!You want a strap match (hopefully without fireballs)? You want the first ever one-on-one women’s ladder match in the history of the main roster? How’s about a big ol’ pit to fight in? Boy does WWE seem ready to cater to you!But even putting aside the upcoming PPV, Sami Zayn and the Bloodline put on an Emmy-worthy performance to open up Smackdown this week and wow are we excited to see where it goes.The Main Event: Saraya (fka Paige) and the women of AEWJimmy and Jey Uso have been part of WWE since 2010. They've grown from a fun slideshow to multiple time champions to the most important stable in the company.The Three CountJulian put over Wrestle Club.Danielle and Hal put over Ric Flair in the worst thing ever.Hosted by Hal Lublin and  Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
01/10/22·42m 2s

Ep. 316: Two and a half champs

A Grand Slam, a secret bunny and a bunch of new champions. It’s the kind of combination you can only get in wrestling! And we’re all too happy to walk you through it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!AEW set up a bunch of new champions, including Jon Moxley finally getting a true coronation. Shame he’ll never get that vacation though.And as Logan Paul continues to be miscast as a babyface there’s a very interesting dynamic at play in his match against Roman Reigns– even though we have no intention of seeing the match that will pay it all off.Plus we’ll talk about WWE running a surprisingly successful viral campaign and why Lindsey got very British in her disapproval of Cesaro losing the ROH World Title.The Main Event: Saraya (fka Paige) and the women of AEWPaige was one of the first names in WWE's rebooted women's division. Injury forced her to step away from performing in the ring, but she remained a big part of the shows for years before leaving the company earlier this year. Now she's made her debut in AEW as Saraya where she'll likely wrestle again for the first time since 2017.The Three CountDanielle put over MJF back on the mic.Lindsey put over Strowman's Male Models.Hal put over Sodas on Smackdown.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
24/09/22·1h 3m

Ep. 315: NXT re-reboot

After such a chaotic week, it’s nice to get back to the part of wrestling we love: the wrestling! That’s the love we share with you on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Solo Sikoa is the newest Uce with the Bloodline. And it turns out he’s cool with his adopted family Sami Zayn as much as he is with his brothers. But when does it all implode?Between Shayna Baszler and Sonya Deville, we actually love a little bit of MMA in our wrestling! And we also enjoy a bit of friendship between fwiends of all colors.Plus: AEW looks to recover from a chaotic time by crowning a new World Champion next week. Can Bryan Danielson and MJF give the brand the stability that it needs?And hey, if you need to smile, just remember that Chad Gable and Alpha Academy exists and Johnny Gargano had his first match in months!The Main Event: NXT 2.0It's been one year since NXT was moved to Tuesday nights and rebooted with a new look and a new direction as NXT 2.0. And after this week, it looks like they'll once again be tweaking the presentation of WWE's developmental show. The Three CountDanielle put over Roman Reigns on imPaulsive.Lindsey put over reviews for Mindy’s Bakery in Chicago.Julian put over a spine-buster that would make Arn Anderson proud.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
17/09/22·1h 2m

Ep. 314: Clash at the Castle + CM Punk

This podcast is sponsored by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% off your first order. What an emotional rollercoaster of a week! Let’s talk about it all on a jumbo-sized brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Clash at the Castle was everything we could have hoped for and so much more. Some of the best matches of the year from WWE along with intriguing new directions for a bunch of the major characters. Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns! Gunther vs. Sheamus! Bianca Belair’s first loss in forever!The good vibes continued the next day on NXT: Worlds Collide. Are we finally excited about NXT again?AEW’s All Out show was a bit more uneven, but still delivered some matches that were at least worth a watch… but that was almost forgotten just a few hours after the show.The Main Event: CM Punk’s Gripe BombAfter regaining his AEW championship, CM Punk  joined Tony Khan for a press conference that will live in infamy. He launched into a tirade that bad-mouthed Colt Cabana, MJF, Adam Page, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.As if that wasn't enough, Punk said, "If you have a problem, come find me." And find him the Bucks and Kenny did, starting a fight that would get the Bucks, Pat Buck, Kenny Omega and Michael Nakazawa suspended. Ace Steel and Punk's status with the company has not been determined yet.The Three CountDanielle put over Black wrestling twitter amid the chaos.Lindsey put over Damien Priest with a happy Welsh family.Julian put over a column on the facade of CM Punk crumbling.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
10/09/22·1h 19m

Ep. 313: Sami Zayn - Friend Forever

Do a little dance! Get ready for a massive wrestling weekend with a brand new Tights and Fights!The stage is set for Clash at the Castle. RAW and Smackdown have been a lot of fun the last few weeks. But in one of the most controversial moves of the show Triple H era, Aliyah and Raquel Rodriguez are the new women’s tag team champions. We’ll explain why the surprise move isn’t that concerning yet.Because they can’t go a week without drama, Tony Khan shared his reasoning for why Thunder Rosa’s injury didn’t get the same treatment as CM Punk. Some of the reasoning was understandable and some of it was very disappointing to hear.But let’s not let it get in the way of a good time for the next few days!The Main Event: Sami ZaynSami has been with the WWE for almost 10 years now. He's won titles, had great matches and he's now involved with the most high profile stable in the company.The Three CountDanielle put over young Undertaker.Lindsey put over Seth Rollins going for the jugular.Hal put over the Attitude Era end credits.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
03/09/22·59m 17s

Ep. 312: Bayley the Role Model

DING DONG! Backstage drama and title controversy abound! Time to talk about it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights.As more and more reports come out about AEW’s messy life behind the scenes of fights and talent meetings, the most public discussion is Jon Moxley squashing CM Punk in the “biggest match in AEW’s history.” What’s a work? What’s real? Who can even say?But there’s so much to love this week too! Dexter Lumis and Indi Hartwell’s love story continues and Johnny Gargano has at last debuted in WWE.Between all that let’s give a big hearty “A-thank yewwwwwwww” for all the things to enjoy in wrestling!The Main Event: BayleyIt took a little over a year, but Bayley has finally returned to WWE bringing new friends for the next step of her career. The Three CountDanielle put over Eddie Kingston being her best friend.Julian put over his favorite wrestling x Chargers x video games x backyard games crossover.Hal put over Baby Gargano.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
27/08/22·44m 27s

Ep. 311: WrestleMania preview

So much great wrestling, so little time! We’re getting tons of shows to look forward to almost every day of the week. Something for everyone, you could even say!And while there were tons of great matches no matter your preference, the show that we have the most questions about is Dynamite. With CM Punk back, speculation abounds about his behavior behind the scenes. How much of that is part of a planned story? And how much is Punk being his usual cranky self?But we’ll have more to say about all of the great promos and title defenses we’ve seen so far. What a great time to be a fan!The Main Event: WrestleMania at SoFiIn case you hadn't heard, WrestleMania is coming to SoFi stadium in Los Angeles this April. WWE had a fun preview event at the show that was free for fans and media to attend– and that included us! We got see the depths of SoFi and speak with Nikki ASH, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins and Dominik Mysterio!The Three CountDanielle put over Becky Lynch C-walking.Lindsey put over Seth Rollins’ and the Rock’s memories and Liv Morgan’s book recommendations.Julian put over Triple H making dreams come true.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
20/08/22·1h 5m

Ep. 310: These are YOUR Main Events

Blood is disgusting! We watched half of AEW through clenched eyes! But there’s also plenty of things we DID love on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!CM Punk, Dexter Lumis and Karrion Kross all returned to wrestling. And sure we don’t really know how the latter two are going to do, but the possibility sure is exciting.Between that and Kevin Owens returning to being the prize fighter, the US title getting a lot of love and so much more, the good times continue to roll!The Main Event: Giving you the book!As part of the special Max Fun Drive stretch goals, we've given the book to our listeners to tell us all the corners of the wrestling world deserve some extra attention. These are your Main Events!The Three CountHal put over Ciampa's big US title push.Danielle put over Becky Lynch C-walking.Lindsey over Asuka (nuff said).Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
13/08/22·43m 36s

Ep. 309: Summerslam 2022

It was the biggest party of the Summer and Vince McMahon wasn’t invited! Let’s talk about Summerslam and RAW on a brand new Tights and Fights.Triple H made his presence felt in the first night on RAW, allowing Becky Lynch to turn face and bringing back Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai to shake up the women’s roster on WWE. The other book end of the night featured Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns for what may be the last time. And I think we can all agree that TRACTORS!!!!!Between all the great matches and the United States Championship getting a ton of love there’s a change in the air that’s infectious. Hell, we even loved seeing Logan Paul in our wrestling show! What a time!The Three CountHal put over Bayley recalling her injury.Danielle put over SRS calling knuck if you buck.Julian over NXT (can you believe it?).Hosted by Hal Lublin and  Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
06/08/22·43m 33s

Ep. 308: Life after Vince

This week’s show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. This is it. The big one. The story we never thought we’d cover so soon: Vince McMahon is officially OUT from WWE and Stephanie McMahon and Triple H are in!Now that Hunter has full control of the book, we’ll talk about our hopes for his creative regime and why we’re more optimistic about WWE than we have been in years. Plus: The IWGP women’s title is real and it’s coming soon!The Main Event: Stephanie McMahonWe have seen Stephanie McMahon graduate from the damsel in distress to Triple H's fake wife to Triple H's real wife to the chief brand officer all the way to the top business person of WWE.The Three CountHal put over Baby Gargano tuning up the band and Paul Heyman’s career advice.Danielle put over Ricky Starks and his future.Lindsey put over Matt Gaetz being mocked by the marks of Gen Z.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
30/07/22·46m 35s

Ep. 307: Larry Steve (and Alexa Bliss)

This week’s show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. VINCE MCMAHON HAS RETIRED FROM ALL OF HIS ACTIVE WWE RESPONSIBILITIES. And even though the announcement happened after we recorded, Hal and producer Julian still have time to discuss their early reactions.But other than that, the wrestling world feels like it’s in a bit of a slump at the moment. But while things don’t feel as exciting as they should, let’s find some positives before SummerSlam starts and wrestlers continue fighting sharks or whateverThe Main Event: Larry Steve (and Alexa Bliss)Alexa Bliss has been back for a few months now. And instead of competing for the world championships, she's working to find her footing and messing around with the 24/7 title in the meantime. But before we get to her, let's talk about her pet pig who touched the hearts of millions before he left us too soon: Larry Steve. The Three CountHal put over Werewolf World Wrestling.Danielle put over the insanity of this week.Lindsey put over the Sami on Broken Skull Sessions.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
23/07/22·58m 0s

Ep. 308: Just one ball

This week’s show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. It’s time to speculate about the end of TV ratings on a brand new Tights and Fights!Yup, it looks like the WWE is officially going back to TV-14 after decades of PG television. What does that mean for the show itself? Probably none of the things that we suggest.Sasha Banks is in the news again with her first public appearance at C2E2 since leaving WWE. Why does it matter how much money she’s charging to work with the convention? That’s the best part- it doesn’t!Plus we’ll talk about why we miss Rhea Ripley, why we can’t wait for Ronda to head out and where Liv Morgan should go nextThe Main Event: Paul HeymanPaul Heyman has been the peak of promos as an advocate, manager and special council for WWE's biggest stars. Now that he's once again caught between his two biggest collaborators in the latest Lesnar/Reigns match, we're going to take a look at Heyman's career and legacy in wrestling so far. The Three CountHal put over Shinsuke Corbin.Danielle put over Keith Lee’s “why”.Lindsey put over the G1 tournament announcement.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
16/07/22·1h 6m

Ep. 307: Money in the Bank 2022

This week’s show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Money in the Bank brought with it some great matches and moments that we can’t wait to discuss on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!But that’s almost secondary to all the real-life Vince McMahon news that’s been delivered this week. Why is all this coming out now? We’ll speculate and explain why it’s similar to the ousting of a certain Prime Minister.And not only that, but we’ve gotta talk about Christian’s promo on Matt Hardy, Wardlow’s big title win and so much.The Main Event: PaigePaige has had one of the most revolutionary and tumultuous WWE careers in recent memory. Now she's officially run through her last contract and is parting ways with the company. So we're going to look back on everything she accomplished.The Three CountHal put over Paul Heyman’s lecture.Danielle put over an amazing thread about WWE.Lindsey put over George Carlin and wrestling.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
09/07/22·1h 1m

Ep. 306: Halfway through 2022

This week’s show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Can you believe we’re a full six months into the year? We’re finally ready to discuss the halfway point on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!One of the biggest news items from WWE this week is that they signed Logan Paul to a contract to wrestle for the company. Don’t count any of us as Paul supporters, but we’ll explain why he has the carney energy to do good things in WWE.AEW just had their “Forbidden Door” PPV. And what else could get us more excited than the debut of Claudio Castignoli (formerly known as WWE’s Cesaro). Between his showcase and AEW wrestlers appearing on RAW to thank John Cena, it’s been a wild and crazy The Main Event: 2022 so farWe're already halfway through 2022 and have already experienced plenty of highs and lows in the world of wrestling. This week, we're talking all about what's stood out to us in the year so far, from stars, to moments behind the scenes or anything else.The Three CountHal put over John Cena granting wishes.Danielle put over the wrestling world showering Claudio with love.Julian put over Montez Ford’s future.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
02/07/22·44m 28s

Ep. 305: No Chance

This week’s show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. It’s the most cursed Summer of wrestling, but let’s try to brave it together on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Injuries continue to plague both AEW and WWE. Daniel Bryan is out for the foreseeable future and has promised a surprise competitor to replace him in his upcoming matches at “Forbidden Door” and “Blood & Guts.” Rhea Ripley is not medically cleared to compete at “Money in the Bank.” So Bianca Belair will face Carmella instead.But there’s thankfully still some things to be happy about and a bold explanation about which pop culture franchises best explain the purpose of AEW.The Main Event: Vince McMahonVincent Kennedy McMahon has been the chief creative and business mind behind WWE for decades. Every single decision and expansion has been made with him at the center of it. With the latest scandal and investigation, he faces what may be the most significant disruption to his power yet.Full disclosure: the main event segment has been rumored to be cursed the last few weeks, with anyone who we discuss getting disappeared from TV. So we figured why not aim high?The Three CountHal put over Kevin Owens understanding movies.Danielle put overJohnny Hardy.Lindsey put over Paul Heyman and Terry Funk video games!Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
25/06/22·58m 50s

Ep. 304: Tea, trauma and tragedy

This week’s show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. What a massive week of news. And we’ll do our best to sift through it all on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Vince McMahon has stepped away from WWE, at least on a temporary basis. This comes after a Wall Street Journal report that he paid off a former employee after what the story called “an affair.” As the WWE board looks into whether he used WWE money to cover for his transgressions, Stephanie McMahon has been announced as the interim chairwoman and CEO.There’s a lot to sift through and the only way we know how is with jokes speculation!Plus, the hits just keep coming: Jeff Hardy was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. He’s now been suspended from AEW as he seeks rehabilitation. So we make an impassioned plea for him to get the help he needs. The Main Event: Rhea RipleyRhea Ripley has a new look and a new faction on her side with The Judgment Day. And the group's first order of business is to support Rhea in her match against Bianca Belair so that she can earn her second RAW women's title.The Three CountHal put over Big E’s big accomplishment.Danielle put over MJF’s celebrity encounter.Lindsey put over comedy and Wrestling.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
18/06/22·54m 26s

Ep. 303: Injury Season

There’s so much that’s happened across every wrestling show. We’re happy to guide you along on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Hell in a Cell was a generally well received PPV, and not just for the banger of a main event. Asuka, Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch turned in a great triple threat for the RAW women’s title and all three women have a lot of options in the aftermath.Somehow Kevin Owens has kept the game with Ezekiel going for months now. How much longer until it’s a wrap?And all signs point to Jon Moxley standing tall as the AEW Champion for the first time in several years. But will he be able to bring a title prominence that’s in danger of getting lost in a crowded field of belts on AEW?The Main Event: Injuries Injuries are a constant part of wrestling. But this past week, we've had a bunch of wrestlers get hurt and disrupt the best laid plans of marks and bookersThe Three CountHal put over Danhausen's fun time band.Julian put over Ms. Marvel/Mustafa fan art.Lindsey put over Adam Page being brave.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
11/06/22·45m 49s

Ep. 302: Better than You

This week’s show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Maxwell Jacob Friedman and his contract drama has taken the world by storm. Is it a work? Is it a shoot? Who cares! Let’s just bask in it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights.But first: Hal’s finally back! And that means we can catch him up on all the wrestling he’s missed.AEW had their Double or Nothing PPV where CM Punk at last won the AEW World Championship. What do we hope for as he cements himself as the face of the company and prepares to fight Hiroshi Tanahashi?Plus, we’ll look ahead to Hell in a Cell and lament that the women don’t get a cell this year. Boooooo!The Main Event: MJFMaxwell Jacob Friedman has been one of the most consistent acts on AEW since the brand premiered. Now there's more drama around him and his future in the company than ever before.The Three CountHal put over Sami Zan, honorary UCE.Danielle put over Nikita Lyons’ heel turnLindsey put over wrestling’s presence on pride month.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
04/06/22·55m 11s

Ep. 301: Butts and Cats Club

This week’s show is brought to you in party by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. We’re just a few days away from AEW’s Double or Nothing show, but there are tons of stories developing outside the fictional world of wrestling television too.Kota Abushi’s troubles with New Japan have only just begun. And the latest press conference did not reflect favorably on the federation.Roman Reigns is still expected to scale back his presence in WWE for a little while; so what does that mean now that the Bloodline has all the gold?But all that aside… how about MJF’s Burberry ref shirt?The Main EventHe's the AEW world champion that the company spent the most time building up and now Hangman Adam Page has a date with CM Punk in the biggest match of his career.The Three CountLindsey put over YOU!Julian put over Sasha Banks and the Mountain GoatsDanielle put over Jade Cargill’s life.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
28/05/22·50m 50s

Ep. 300: Spotlight on the Boss

It’s the 300th episode of Tights and Fights! And we had a chaotic week of wrestling news to celebrate!Stephanie McMahon has taken a leave of absence from WWE. While she hasn’t been on TV as much these, days her duties behind the scenes are extensive and important. We’ll explain what a big loss this is… and even speculate a little about what this could mean for the company.But there’s a lot of things to celebrate from the regular TV shows too like the amazing fun that is Kevin Owens and Ezekiel, some fun stunt casting on AEW and Toxic Attraction having fun on TikTok.. The Main EventSasha Banks has been a fixture of WWE's women's for years now. She was part of the first crop of women call-ups from NXT as the company signaled it would focus on the division more. And from wigs, weaves, championships and everything in between, she's become one of the biggest stars in WWE… including when she makes headlines.The Three CountLindsey put over Kota Ibushi (the birthday boy).Julian put over Roman Reigns on AEWDanielle put over BaddieHausenHosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
21/05/22·57m 15s

Ep. 299: Pizza and Buffet

This week’s show is brought to you in party by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. We’ve got so much wrestling news to catch up on this week on Tights and Fights!WWE had another PPV this weekend. While it was a tepid build, there’s no denying that the match quality exceeded expectations.AEW is building to a major show of their own as well. With the Owen Hart Memorial Tournaments in full swing and CM Punk set to challenge for the AEW World Championship, what is going right on Wednesday Nights?All of this and we think it’s time for a nice food analogy to explain what you get form the various wrestling shows on TV.The Main EventCharlotte Flair and Roman Reigns have run roughshod over Smackdown for a while. Now they're both set to take a sabbatical with more wrestlers stepping up to carry the burden.The Three CountLindsey put over CM Punk yelling at people about women’s rights.Julian put over SoFi StadiumDanielle put over Fightful’s twitter dramaHosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
14/05/22·56m 21s

Ep. 298: Tights and Dice - A TTRPG adventure

This episode is part of the annual #MaxFunDrive! “Tights and Fights” is possible because of our beloved Maximum Fun Members whose generous contributions go directly to this show to help it continue. Go to maximumfun.org/join to become a MaxFun Member and support this show for as little as $5 a month. Plus you’ll earn great gifts including special bonus episodes of every single show on the MaxFun Network, a special patch and more.Tights and Fights listeners also get their own wrestling nickname that will be read on the show- just let us know about it @tightsfights on Twitter.Thank you for the support!As part of the #MaxFunDriveFinale, we’re setting aside the news and events in the week in wrestling to play the Worldwide Wrestling Tabletop Role Playing Game.Hal Danielle and Lindsey are led on their journey by creative force, Julian Burrell to take on the personas of wrestlers and live out their dreams of superstardom!And speaking of those wrestling personas:Meet Pony Girl, Bob (Short for Kate) and Roger Cornelius Vanderbilt Esquire III M.D.- Three wrestlers who have scratched and clawed their from developmental for a chance at the main roster of the Maximum Fights Wrestling Federation.But between an audience that they need to impress, moves that they need to get right and the cruel hand of fate, do they have what it takes to achieve their goals?Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
06/05/22·1h 7m

Ep. 297: Wrestling Celebrities ft. RJ City

This episode is part of the annual #MaxFunDrive! To support this show for as little as $5 a month AND earn great gifts as a MaxFun Member, go to Maximumfun.org/join.It’s the #MaxFunDrive and that means inviting on special Wrestle Fwiends on brand new episode of Tights and Fights.RJ City has made a name for himself as a truly unique show across the independent wrestling scene. In the past year though, he’s gone more mainstream than ever.He was scene regularly on WWE’s YouTube channel and now he’s got a new talk show on AEW called “Hey(EW).” According to him, his new show isn’t all that different from what he used to be known for… just with a massive budget. He’ll tell us all about his latest project, his new wrestling persona and what the difference is between making web content for WWE vs. AEW.The Main EventWe just got done with WrestleMania which had a surprising amount of celebrities in major matches on the card. This continues a proud tradition in wrestling of bringing famous people on to have a good time and hopefully bring new eyes on the shows.The Three CountRJ put over FTR somehow getting over as faces.Danielle put over MJF on the Acafellas.Lindsey put over Danhausen cursing William Regal.Hal put over one of his best friends.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
29/04/22·1h 8m

Ep. 296: Charlotte Flair

Whether you’re a tall blonde queen or a short and pissy brunette, this episode of Tights and Fights is for you!AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling have at last confirmed their upcoming joint show “Forbidden Door.” There’s still a lot of questions about what the card will look like, but we know that there won’t be any women’s crossover matches. How excited are we despite that?Plus, there were some fun surprises across all the shows: Cody Rhodes is really over as a face in WWE! Naomi and Sasha Banks have gotten a lot of chances to show off the women’s tag titles! And Britt Baker got the major ovation that we’ve come to expect from her in Brittsburgh.The Main EventIt’s time for another edition of our segment "My Special Wrestler" where we invite you to share your personal stories about why a wrestler means so much to you. This time we've got an email from listener Maggie Rose who tells us about why she loves Charlotte Flair.If you want to share a story about your special wrestler email it to us at julian@maximumfun.orgThe Three CountDanielle put over good guy Roman Reigns.Lindsey put over KENTA vs. CM Punk(?).Julian put over Najee Harris on Dynamite and Hook vs. Danhausen getting the treatment that it deserves.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
23/04/22·49m 28s

Ep. 295: The Debut Review

This week's episode is brought to you by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Turn out the lights and get your spotlight ready, it’s time for your debut on a brand new Tights and Fights!It looks like the bloodline is coming after all the tag team titles in the next phase of their conquest. Does this mean the end of the brand split as we know it? And if so, would this be a good thing or a bad thing for WWE programming?Plus: Sonya Deville snuck her way into a title match with Bianca Belair. We’ll talk about how far Sonya has come since the her debut several years ago.While AEW had a massive show on Wednesday night, the thing that drew the ire of most fans was the first appearance of Satnam Singh. What went wrong with his first showcase and was the outrage justified?The Main EventDebuts are premium content in wrestling. It's a chance for wrestlers to introduce themselves to a brand new audience for the first time. We're gonna talk about some of our favorites from over the years; whether they were switching companies, called up to the WWE main roster or were introduced to us for the first time. The Three CountDanielle put over Montez Ford’s tope shimmy.Lindsey put over the OTHER CYN.Hal put over Mojo Rawley’s wedding attire.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
16/04/22·51m 51s

Ep. 294: WrestleMania 38

It’s our annual retrospective on Night 1 and Night 2 of Ice Cream Christmas (or WrestleMania for the uninitiated) a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!There were a lot of really good title matches, but none greater than Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair. While we definitely should have had more women’s matches, we can point to this one as an early contender for Match of the year. Plus: talk about a great showcase for why celebrities belong in wrestling! The Jackass team, Pat McAfee and (ugh) Logan Paul all brought the goods. We’ll explain why the involvement of celebrities will always be a net good at a wrestling show.There’s tons of matches to get to so let’s not waste another moment!The Three CountDanielle put over Samoa Joe doing the shmoney danceLindsey put over Little Rip Rip.Hal put over Paul Heyman encouraging the Tribal Chief.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
09/04/22·1h 10m

Ep. 293: King of Kings, Show of Shows

Can you feel it? It’s the final hours before WrestleMania weekend and we’re ready to celebrate on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Even as we get closer to the biggest show of the year, matches continue to be added. What looks like it could make for a fun encounter? And most importantly: What food preparations have been made within our households?While WWE has the spotlight for now, AEW is laying to groundwork for their interactions with the Ring of Honor roster and the early days of the Owen Hart Cup. Grab a seat at the table, we’re eatin’ good this week!The Main Event:Triple H has officially retired from in-ring action after an extended battle with viral pneumonia that nearly killed him. That closes the book on a storied career that includes some of the most elaborate wrestlemania matches and entrances in history.The Three CountDanielle put over Naomi to Becky on twitter.Lindsey put over Seth Rollins’ many potential opponentsJulian put over the upcoming game WrestleQuestHosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
02/04/22·48m 52s

Ep. 292: Baddest of the bad

The beacon of WrestleMania is within sight on a brand new Tights and Fights!Where do we even begin with the biggest show of the year? Against all odds it looks like a very solid two nights of wrestling that have been set up to feel as massive as they should. Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch have added a lot of grit to the final leg of their story and Seth Rollins continues to carry a feud with the specter of Cody Rhodes right up to the final RAW of the build.How hopefully are we that WWE will deliver? Well… we’ll see.Plus, NXT TakeOver Stand & Deliver will be airing the morning of the first day of WrestleMania. Things are much more optimistic in the colorful world of 2.0, but who’s due to finally be called up to the main roster?All of that… plus discussing some of the grossest AEW stories of the week and reminding the world that “Blackpool” is one word.The Main Event:WWE has a new series out called WWE Evil where they take a look at some of the biggest heels from their history. So we figured why not talk about some of our favorite baddest of the bad guys. The Three CountDanielle put over Keith Lee trending on twitter.Lindsey put over Toni Storm’s OnlyFans accountHal put over the film “Body Slam”Bonus: All Star Rock n’ Wrestling Saturday SpectacularHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
26/03/22·49m 41s

Ep. 291: Don’t call it a comeback

Don’t call it a comeback, but we’re back with a brand new Tights and Fights!But first we have to acknowledge a major loss in wrestling: Whether you knew him as Scott Hall or Razor Ramon, he was a fixture of wrestling from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Tributes and testimonials have come from his friends and colleagues over the years. We’ll add our voices to the mix.Despite that dark cloud, there was a lot ot enjoy from the week in wrestling as companies paid tribute to Hall. RAW is putting the pieces in place for WrestleMania in just a few weeks with stories involving Kevin Owens, Steve Austin, Roman Reigns and more going strong.Plus: Edge has some new music! The first good episode of NXT 2.0 in ages! Thunder Rosa is the new AEW Women’s champion!The Main Event:There was a very scary moment on Smackdown where Ridge Holland botched a belly-to-belly suplex and broke Big E's neck. Thankfully, E will be okay. And if there's one silver lining when it comes to getting injured in wrestling: it’s the opportunity for a big comeback!The Three CountDanielle put over The Young Bucks’ new Twitter bio.Lindsey put over Britt Baker’s time as women’s champion.Hal put over Robert Roode’s work as a manager on NXT 2.0.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
19/03/22·46m 29s

Ep. 290: AEW Revolution with Dan Sinker

Spin around and keep your bodily fluids in tact on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Dan Sinker joined us just weeks after AEW Revolution in 2020, so it only makes sense that he joins us for this years’ edition of the event after it’s been a whole pandemic!We’re going to talk all about our favorite matches including Jade Cargill and Jurassic Express’ big wins and why we need to take a break from all the blood.Plus, new champions across just about every show on TV!The Main Event:CM Punk has been back in wrestling for just over six months now. Dan Sinker will tell us about how he chronicled Punk’s life and career that led him to his AEW debut foir Esquire Magazine.The Three CountDan put over theThe Jurassic Express.Lindsey put over Keith Lee on Talk is Jericho.Danielle put over The first week of WWE 2K22Hal put over the solid improvement of WWE 2K22.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
12/03/22·57m 41s

Ep. 289: Knockouts World Champion Mickey James

Time to celebrate some Hardcore Country on a new episode of Tights and Fights!Mickey James is the Impact Wrestling Knockouts World Champion. She’s also known for her extensive career in WWE where she is also a multiple-time champion. Recently, she brought the Knockouts championship to WWE for one night at the 2022 Royal Rumble. She’ll tell us how she came to be involved in the show.Plus, we’ll hear about why it was so important that she come back to WWE after such a bitter exit and when we’ll get to learn more about a new NWA Empowerrr PPV.The Three CountJulian put over the WWE Day of Reckoning.Lindsey put over the WWE career of Cesaro.Danielle put over Eddie Kingston’s promo from last week.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
05/03/22·40m 54s

Ep. 288: AEW’s “Who We Are” with Josiah Williams

It’s a new week and we brought the flow on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Josiah Williams is the voice and creative force behind the rap project “Wrestle and Flow.” After years of it mainly being a personal project, he gained new notoriety by getting a job with WWE and NXT. Now that he’s no longer a part of the company, he’s able to take on tons of new projects. Including the album of “Who We Are: A Celebration of Excellence” from AEW, where he raps about Mark Henry and Red Velvet.Plus, Josiah will tell us about some of his favorite wrestling stories for the week. Which, of course, means we have to talk about MJF and CM Punk and how they were part of one of the greatest wrestling segments ever. The Three CountJulian put over the end of the MJF vs. CM Punk segment.Hal put over Jericho and Eddie Kingston’s promo.Josiah put over Buddy Matthews AEW debut.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Julian Burrell and Josiah WilliamsProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
26/02/22·47m 31s

Ep. 287: A very merry Lindsmitless

We’re talking all about the star who arrived, left and may return once more on Tights and Fights!But lest we forget: This was a fantastic week for televised women’s wrestling! Naomi reintroduced herself to the world in a great match against Charlotte; Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley were the heart of lengthy gauntlet match; Thunder Rose and Mercedes Martinez beat the breaks off each other on Dynamite!Plus, there’s lots of interesting alliances and conflicts being set up across all the shows, but for some reason we still can’t get enough of Brock Lesnar’s little pony tail.The Main EventCody Rhodes wrestled all over the world after leaving WWE. He later was one of–if not THE major reason that AEW ever came together. Now he's leaving the company he helped found. And all reports point to him coming back to WWE.The Three CountDanielle put over The Biggest of Funerals.Lindsey put over Baby Gargano.Hal put over CM Punk stunning MJF.Hosted by Hal Lublin and  Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
19/02/22·59m 38s

Ep. 286: Hindenburg

Grab your Little Ceaser’s pizza of choice! Big Boi Season is back on a brand new Tights and Fights!Keith Lee is finally back on TV with AEW! And as excited as we are to see the Limitless One, did Tony Khan bungle the response in trying to build for his debut? And what was up with the crowd being not quite as enthusiastic as we would’ve liked?And it seems like all of the major title holders on US TV have a lot to touch on. Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar may end up being a double champion in a few months; Adam Cole is challenging Adam Page to determine the supreme Adam of AEW; and Ronda has chosen Charlotte as her opponent at WrestleMania leaving Becky free to take on someone else more interesting…All of that, plus we’ll get to talk about The World of Color that is NXT 2.0.My Special WrestlerListener Erik tell us a touching story about how a certain prizefighter helped his family heal from a terrible trauma. The Three CountDanielle put over Becky Lynch dunking on Ric Flair.Hal put over The lighter side of wrestling twitter.Julian put over CM Punk’s match against Frank TurnerHosted by Hal Lublin and  Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
12/02/22·46m 35s

Ep. 285: The 2022 Royal Rumble

In 3…2…1…!!!! It’s a NEW episode of Tights and Fights!A lot of lows, but there were plenty of things on the show to be excited about even though we’re not thrilled with Ronda and Brock as our winners. There’s still plenty to be excited about including Bad Bunny and lots of fun stories from the women’s rumble.Plus, while we’re usually against a DQ finish, Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins truly hit on all cylinders.The Three CountLindsey put over Brie Bella on The Real Dirty Dancing.Danielle put over Brock Lesnar with Jackass.Hal put over Sami Zayn at the Jackass premier.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
05/02/22·57m 1s

Ep. 284: The Women of the Rumble

It’s the home stretch before the Royal Rumble! And that means it’s our final chance to speculate wildly on a NEW episode of Tights and Fights!We’re letting our imaginations run wild. Who will show up in the Rumble match? Who has the best chance to win? For the first time in a while it feels like the field is wide open!And not to be out done, AEW had another event show on TBS: “Beach Break!” Amid all the amazingly athletic spots in the TNT title match, we’re still a little confused about how we got to Sammy Guevara as a two time champion… and we’re still not positive about him as a face. Almost as unsure as we are about NXT 2.0!But all that aside: DANHAUSEN IS IN AEW!The Main EventThe women of WWE getting their own version of the Royal Rumble is a relatively new annual tradition we all look forward to. But even before this match, there were four women who competed in the original Rumble to give us something to cheer for.The Three CountLindsey put over Danhausen’s debut in AEW.Danielle put over wrestlers respecting wrestlers.Hal put over Johnny Gargano seducing his wife.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!
29/01/22·58m 25s

Ep. 283: The Padding-verse

We’re a week out from the Royal Rumble! Time to break it all down on NEW episode of Tights and Fights!There were a couple of big stories that involved real life difficulties: 1) Mustafa Ali has asked for his release, but WWE is reportedly not going to provide him with it. 2) Jon Moxley is back in a wrestling ring looking as healthy as ever after his sabbatical. Both hit our emotions hard in completely different ways.And even as the seeds for WrestleMania slowly take shape, we’re excited for some of the Royal Rumble matches in their own right. Roman vs. Seth! Brock vs. Bobby! All that, plus a look at the AEW women’s division… which seems to be taking baby steps towards improvement?The Main EventWALTER was one of the last major signings onto NXT. He became the longest reigning NXT UK Champion, made a few cameos on the main roster and now he's got a new name that's super problematic!The Three CountLindsey put over Maryse hitting Beth Phoenix with a brick.Danielle put over a Vegas wrestler taking down an attempted attacker on the street.Hal put over John Cena on PeacemakerHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
22/01/22·48m 16s

Ep. 282: Forbidden Cat Flap

We’re on the road to the road to WrestleMania!Danielle and Lindsey return to speculate about the women’s Royal Rumble. Tons of returns were immediately revealed to get people to tune in, but will there still be room for a few surprises?Plus, we’re all a little down on the state of NXT 2.0 and New Japan Pro Wrestling. But we have faith that one of those will turn the corner soon and the other one will be relegated to background viewing for the foreseeable future.Main EventMickie James got a lot of attention this week when she announced that she will be in the Royal Rumble– and she's bringing the Impact Knockout Championship with her!The Three CountLindsey put over Peacemaker on HBODanielle put over The AEW mixtapeJulian put over Macho Man Randy Savage in Spider-Man Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
15/01/22·48m 3s

Ep. 281: Fragile billionaire

It’s the first week of wrestling of 2022! Time to dive back into the craziness on a brand new Tights and Fights!WWE’s Day 1 PPV was thrown for a loop when Roman Reigns announced he’d tested positive for COVID-19. The consolation prize: Brock Lesnar as our new WWE Champion! We’ll explain where we think Lesnar goes from here and pour one out for Big E’s time as the top champion.Plus, AEW Dynamite has a new home on TBS. How did the first show go as multiple people held gold in the company for the first time?All that and we’ll even get to talk about how much we’re looking forward to what’s next for Liv Morgan.Main EventBig Swole left AEW a few weeks ago. This week we learned more about why on her podcast. One of the biggest issues was that she feels AEW has a big diversity and black representation issue. That prompted Tony Khan to put his whole foot in his mouth to defend his company and say that the reason he didn't renew Swole's contract was because she's a bad wrestler.The Three CountHal put over the newest Lesnar GuyJulian put over Lio Rush being a real one. Hosted by Hal Lublin and Julian BurrelProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
08/01/22·57m 57s

Ep. 280: Superplexatives

It’s officially the end of 2021. And as we hope and pray that this dumpster fire gets a little less chaotic, we’re going to look back on the year of wrestling. And perhaps most importantly, we’re handing out our first ever Tights and Fights Superlatives–or as we call them “Superplexatives!”Who’s the best wrestling family member? Who made us unexpectedly love us best? Which AEW/WWE interaction best exemplified peace on earth? We’ll break it all down and raise a cup of cheer.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
01/01/22·33m 53s

Ep. 279: Ring Side Story

As we prepare for another broadway adaptation to release in theaters with Spielberg’s West Side Story, we can’t help but think how much better it would be with wrestlers.John Cena as Tony? Zelina Vega as Maria? The Anoa’i family as the Sharks? The Elite as the Jets? Nothing is off limits here, so let’s have some fun!Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
25/12/21·38m 34s

Ep. 278: Austin Creed

This week, we’re so excited to welcome Austin Creed onto Tights and Fights. Wrestling fans know him as Xavier Woods. He’s part of one of WWE’s greatest teams of all time: The New Day. Now he’s King of the Ring. He’ll explain why he thinks that title has more power than any championship.Austin’s also known as a personality for the newly-revived video-game TV network “G4.” How did he land that role? His fans helped ignite a twitter campaign to make it happen. He’ll tell us all about his love of video games and why he’s wanted to be a professional in that space for years.The Main EventAustin Creed thinks “The Golden Girls” is the greatest TV show of all time. Not only is it incredibly funny. But it’s also helped inform how he approaches storytelling in wrestling. Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
18/12/21·1h 8m

Ep. 277: Johnny Gargano-TakeOver-Wrestling

Wrestling always feels like a weird subject this time of year. But after we discuss some of our favorite Christmas specials, we’ll talk about NXT: War Games!Overall, it was a fine show… but we just can’t help but mourn for our beloved NXT Black and Gold. Is there any hope to be had as we play the waiting game for whatever the brand turns into?Plus, we have to shoutout all the women on the main roster of WWE doing such great work. Charlotte got pied! Liv and Doudrop look awesome! All that, plus MJF and CM Punk proving their two of the absolute best at manipulating a crowd.The Main EventFor the longest time, Johnny Gargano was the franchise player of NXT. He held every title that he could, main evented tons of takeovers and was part of the biggest stories on the brand. And now his future is up in the air.The Three Count:Hal put over Batista's look on DuneLindsey put over Kyle O'Reilly's NXT career.Julian put over the only WWE Christmas specialHosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
11/12/21·54m 8s

Ep. 276: Seth Beastly Drop-King Rollins

The year is winding down, but there’s still so much wrestling to catch up on. We’ll get to everything we loved on a brand new Tights and Fights!But first: Lindsey Kelk is back and better than ever!She shares tales of her lovely tour of England, including meeting some of YOU! And how she may have to write a story about the Golden Lovers now?Plus, NXT 2.0 actually had some really good matches cut through the brightly lit NXT arena. There could be some great things on the way for the NXT women’s title, especially!And over on AEW, CM Punk and MJF finally had the promo-off that we’ve anticipated since Punk’s debut. How did it go? So well that even WWE had to reference it!Main Event:Ever since he debuted with the Shield, it was clear WWE had big plans for Seth Rollins. All these years later, after multiple title wins and big PPV matches, he's got a chance for another WWE championship on the first RAW of the new year.The Three Count:Danielle put over Ryan Nemeth’s video on mental healthLindsey put over Big Swole upon her leaving AEWHal put over MJF’s “Tough Enough” entryReferencesBecky’s promo on Survivor SeriesCM Punk and MJF’s promoEdge and Miz’s promoHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
04/12/21·54m 58s

Ep. 275: The 2021 Thankful Episode

Happy Thanksgiving!We’re rejecting the pilgrim motif and instead focusing on what we’re thankful for after another year has gone by… after we talk about some of the food we’re eating first.But then we’ll get into it all from the great returns to all the amazing black wrestlers we got to see work this year to some of the things YOU told us you love most of all.ReferencesKenny Johnson’s documentary on Effy’s Big Gay BrunchWWE’s feature on Becky Lynch’s returnMick Foley introduces Mr. SockoHosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
26/11/21·24m 58s

Ep. 274: Full Gear, Full Beer

Grab your letterman’s jackets and dancing shoes, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!There was another late-breaking case of “budget cuts” from the WWE this week. This included the faction Hit Row just weeks after they made their debuts on Smackdown! We’ll lament the talent lost and try to make sense of it all.But it’s not all bad news, AEW had another really good PPV this past weekend. It showcase everything that the promotion does well (like paying off long term stories) and not so well (like still having just one women’s match on the show).All of that, plus a look at how to cheat on retro video games. Seriously!Main EventSometimes we're not quite sure what to pick for the main event, we let Danielle play with one of her requests. This time we're going to take a look at the wrestlers who have appeared on Dancing with the Stars! Dancing with the Superstars, if you will.The Three CountHal put over Paul Heyman’s business advice for AEWDanielle put over Xavier Woods’ promo on twitterJulian put over CM Punk vs. Eddie KingstonHosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle RadfordProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
20/11/21·43m 44s

Ep. 273: Kevin Owens - Prize Fighter

Tape up your fists and play that guitar, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!WWE just let another group of wrestlers go, including some who are no doubt going to be stars wherever they land. We’ll take a guess as to what went wrong with some of their WWE tenure and where some stars may end up soon. Plus, as AEW prepares for Full Gear this weekend, the world is aglow about the potential of an Adam Page world title run and angry at Tony Khan’s recent media call. We’ll take a look at both!Main EventKevin Owens has been a fixture of WWE programming since his NXT debut in 2014. And now that he's once again turned heel and has a lot of questions surrounding his contract status we thought we'd take a look back at the Prize Fighter's career so far.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle RadfordProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
13/11/21·54m 35s

Ep. 272: SummerSlam 1992

This episode is an edited version of the show that was recorded LIVE as part of the London Podcast Festival!Summerslam 1992 represents a strange era of WWE. Business was down in the states, but live tours were doing great in England. So WWE decided to have one of their biggest shows in London at Wembley Stadium.We’ll be talking about so much from The Ultimate Warriors weird gear of the night to Sensational Sherri’s eternal attraction to one of the greatest main events in SummerSlam history.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
06/11/21·57m 14s

Ep. 271: Royal Concussion Protocol

Break out the ice-cold corn dogs, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!We’ve been a little pessimistic about NXT 2.0, but we did get to see some great women’s wrestling on the show this week and our first faction holding all the women’s titles!Plus, AEW’s gotten the TBS title off to a really good start. But we’re faced with the duality of the promotion with fun things like Shida vs. Deeb and the Elite’s Halloween match on one side; and the Bobby Fish vs. CM Punk on the other. We’ll explain.Plus: frozen corn dogs help with swelling!Main Event: Xavier Woods has said that he had two major goals in WWE: help Kofi Kingston win the WWE championship and to win the King of the Ring tournament. And as of last week he’s officially 2 for 2!The Three CountLindsey put over Bianca Belair's promo on RAW.Danielle put over The Miz's spooky dance.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
30/10/21·58m 7s

Ep. 270: Ring Tones for the Block Party

It’s the second week of the Max Fun Block Party, so let’s kick out the jams on a brand new Tights and Fights!As we welcome new listeners, we feel it necessary to explain some of the TnF lexicon. What’s Ice Cream Christmas? When is it Big Boi Season? What does it mean to Tap Titles? All that and so much more will be explained!Plus, if you’re just getting into wrestling, it can be a little hard to know where to start with all the content on TV and the internet. We’ll tell you about some of the fun stuff we watched and recommend some easy things to get into.Ring TonesSo we must confess, it's really weird when wrestlers start singing. The results range from average to terrible. But at least it's usually memorable.The Three CountLindsey put over the G1 Climax.Hal put over The Miz as Genie.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
23/10/21·47m 55s

Ep. 269: Wrestling 101

Sharpen your pencils, take notes because there will be a test after this  brand new episode of Tights and Fights!As part of the Max Fun Block Party, we’re proud to present our Wrestling 101 special! This is the episode to help everyone who’s been cautiously interested in wrestling to finally learn what all the fuss is about.We’ll break down what makes the artform so special, what we think is a great gateway to get into the madness and why wrestling is quite simply unlike anything else in the world. The Three CountDanielle put over Top Dolla’s comments on sneaker culture in wrestling.Lindsey put over the G1 Climax.Hal put over Johnny Gargan and Candice Lerae’s cricket wireless commercial.What we talked about:Super Eyepatch Wolf’s video about wrestlingCM Punk’s heel turnThe Rock heel turnSasha Banks vs. BayleyJohn Cena vs. CM PunkJohn Cena vs. Brock LesnarBad Bunny at WrestleManiaHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
16/10/21·1h 5m

Ep. 268.5: Wrestling manners with Shmanners

As part of the Max Fun Block Party, this week’s episode is a special crossover episode with "Shmanners" all about the etiquette of WRESTLING, for attendees and professionals alike! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend! Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Teresa McElroy and Travis McElroy.  
14/10/21·28m 57s

Ep. 268: Wrestling is Women's Work

Check your draft card, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!There’s going to be plenty of new faces on RAW and SmackDown. The women’s champions are now on each others’ brands which we imagine will make for some fun hijinks in the future. Plus there are some NXT call ups that we’re really excited about.And speaking of NXT 2.0… we’re sorry to report that it’s really not good. There’s some bright spots, but there’s also a bunch of really questionable characters and creative decisions that we’re afraid just aren’t working (and it doesn’t all have to do with those lights).Where do we go from here? Unfortunately to Crown Jewel (and no, we’re still not going to talk about. Looks like a good card though).Main EventAEW is officially two years old. It was founded on the promise of “AEW is for Everyone.” We’ve banged on about how they’ve failed to live up to that promise and will go into detail here. But there’s also something new in the air where we may have found a lot more to focus on and enjoy as we entire Dynamite’s third year. The Three CountDanielle put over Amanda Huber showcasing her son’s wrestling future.Lindsey put over the G1 Climax.Hal put over Dolph Ziggler’s long memory.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
09/10/21·51m 43s

Ep. 267: Air Frying Tater Tots

After a week off from wrestling we’ve got a lot to catch up on a brand new Tights and Fights! Bryan Danielson is already a force to be reckoned with on AEW! He took on Kenny Omega in a match that was so good that we almost feel bad for picking at the minor nits that bothered us.But with the good of AEW, there’s also some really bizarre things going on with their promos. Arn Anderson bragging about his glock? MJF recycling the “You’re tempted to be a drunk” story with Darby Allin? Really weird!Plus, we’re gonna talk all about WWE’s Extreme Rules show. The Demon’s been a bit of a mixed bag ever since Finn Balor brought it to the main roster, but we’ll explain why we were in favor of its appearance on Sunday… with one exception. Also: Sasha’s back! Again! Let’s make some tater tots!Main EventWe're three weeks into the NXT 2.0 experiment. We've talked about the colors, the lighting and some of the new faces. And now we're going to talk about where we think this brand is headed going forward. Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
02/10/21·1h 4m

Ep. 266: The SummerSlam 1992 Watch-along

Take our ad survey maximumfun.org/adsurveyThis week’s sponsor is:Smalls! Take a short quiz on Smalls.com/TIGHTS to customize your Sampler and use code TIGHTS for a total of 30% off your first order. This week we’re doing something a little different: Pull up SummerSlam 1992 on Peacock and listen along to this episode as we provide commentary for you!We’ll comment on some of the most bizarre gimmicks of the era including guys like the Repo Man and the Natural Disasters. Plus the fantastic gear of The Macho Man Randy Savage.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Julian BurrellProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
25/09/21·2h 50m

Ep. 265: Do it Big

Take our ad survey maximumfun.org/adsurveyThis week’s sponsor are:Soylent! To get 20% off your first order of plant-based protein go to Soylent.com/Tights!Smalls! Take a short quiz on Smalls.com/TIGHTS to customize your Sampler and use code TIGHTS for a total of 30% off your first order. He’s beloved by all fans and peers and he’s the fourth black WWE champion of all time: Big E! What else can you say without shedding a tear?And speaking of shedding tears, while we didn’t love everything about NXT 2.0 (what was up with that lighting?), the InDex wedding was truly a wonderful sight. Best wrestling wedding ever?All of that plus, how the AEW women’s division actually outdid Smackdown in total women’s matches and why Hal has a special prayer for Finn Balor.Main EventWith our new WWE world champion, we thought this would be a good time to talk about when we have felt “seen” by the crazy art of pro wrestling that we all love. This can be a match, a wrestler, a story, a moment, whatever.The Three Count:Danielle put over the Dante MartinLindsey put over the Gargano sex reveal videoHal put over a special podcast advertisement.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
18/09/21·1h

Ep. 264: All Out Discourse

Tights and Fights is part of the London Podcast Festival! We’ll be streaming a LIVE episode to on September 12th at 12:30 PM Pacific. You can watch it from anywhere! To purchase your tickets and learn more, go to kingsplace.co.uk.This week’s sponsor are:Soylent! To get 20% off your first order of plant-based protein go to Soylent.com/Tights!All Out was the biggest AEW PPV to date. Some are even calling it the greatest wrestling PPV they’ve ever seen! There were a ton of matches, but what really got everyone’s attention was the debuts.Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson have officially jumped into Tony Khan’s toy chest as has Ruby Soho. What does this mean for all of the potential match-ups on the table?Plus, we’ve gotta give props to MJF for being the realest heel in the company. But that said, has his feud with Chris Jericho stagnated?Main EventTwitter has always been one of the worst places to discuss anything, and wrestling is no different. But now with AEW on the rise and NXT in a state of transition, the tribalism is at an all time high and the quality of discourse is in absolute shambles. What’s behind this? And what’s the solution?The Three Count:Danielle put over the #BlackWrestlingDraws hashtag on twitterLindsey put over Big Swole vs Diamante on AEW Dark and the Index Bachelor PartyHal put over LA Knight’s promo on NXT.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
11/09/21·1h 2m

Ep. 263: Viva Las Wrestling

Tights and Fights is part of the London Podcast Festival! We’ll be streaming a LIVE episode to on September 12th at 12:30 PM Pacific. You can watch it from anywhere! To purchase your tickets and learn more, go to kingsplace.co.uk.This week’s sponsor are:Soylent! To get 20% off your first order of plant-based protein go to Soylent.com/Tights!We’ve been showered and Empowerrred! NWA held a major PPV this past weekend made up entirely of women’s matches! There were tons of great encounters to enjoy and one legendary retirement. But where does the idea go from here?AEW’s All Out PPV is nearly here! Tony Khan decided to finally let the women have another match on the main card. How long will that match last? Believe it or not, we’re taking the over.And while we’re not really excited for yet another Jericho vs. MJF match, we’ve got to admit that they’re damn good at selling it.All of that plus the possibility of Naomi in the Bloodline, that wild Charlotte vs. Nia Jax match and where Finn Balor fits into the landscape of SmackdownThe Three Count:Lindsey put over theNWA Empowerrr CupHal put over Happy Corbin.Julian put over  Daffney Unger.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
04/09/21·59m 39s

Ep. 262: SummerSlam of Punk

Tights and Fights is part of the London Podcast Festival! We’ll be streaming a LIVE episode to on September 12th at 12:30 PM Pacific. You can watch it from anywhere! To purchase your tickets and learn more, go to kingsplace.co.uk.This week’s sponsor are:Soylent! To get 20% off your first order of plant-based protein go to Soylent.com/Tights!What a wild week it’s been! CM Punk, Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar all returned to wrestling within 24 hours of each other. And while we love seeing people cheer and shed some real tears over their heroes returning, these returns did come with their own unique concerns. We’ll discuss!Plus, while not everything was perfect at SummerSlam (we’re looking squarely at the Smackdown women’s title), it was still a really strong show with some great matches and even a vampire!But there was one match that stood head and shoulders above the rest and cemented itself as a bonafide contender for Match of the Year: WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov from NXT TakeOver 36. The Three Count:Danielle put over  Nikki Bella's reaction to SummerSlam.Lindsey put over Summerslam 1991 and 1992Hal put over Roman Reigns' commentary in his match with John Cena.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
28/08/21·1h 5m

Ep. 261: One More Match

Tights and Fights is part of the London Podcast Festival! We’ll be streaming a LIVE episode to everyone on September 12th. To purchase your tickets and learn more, go to kingsplace.co.uk.This week’s sponsor are:Soylent! To get 20% off your first order of plant-based protein go to Soylent.com/Tights!Feals CBD! Go to Feals.com/Tights to become a member and get 50% automatically taken off your first order with free shipping.We stand on the precipice of SummerSlam eve! So many great matches to look forward to including two women’s championship matches stuffed with talent and the contest between Roman Reigns and John Cena.But let’s also give some to Paris Is Bumping, an undeniably queer show with a lot to love. Plus, with TakeOver 36 coming on Sunday, has NXT lost a little bit of its luster in the last few months?All of that plus some rampant speculation about a certain Punk from Chicago.Main Event: Christian’s One More Match.In honor Christian’s big win from the premier of Dynamite, we’re taking a look at one of the biggest stories of his career: The journey from sentimental fan favorite to whining cheating heel that today is known as “One More Match.”The Three Count:Danielle and Lindsey put over Indi Hartwell’s proposal.Hal put over Roman Reigns’ comments about CM Punk.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
21/08/21·1h

Ep. 260: Goo-Goo-Ga-Gargano

Tights and Fights is part of the London Podcast Festival! We’ll be streaming a LIVE episode to everyone on September 12th. To purchase your tickets and learn more, go to kingsplace.co.uk.This week’s sponsor is:Soylent! To get 20% off your first order of plant-based protein go to Soylent.com/Tights!This is a big week for AEW! It’s the premier of their Friday night show “Rampage!” And while “Dynamite” was once again a disappointment as far as women’s wrestling goes, “Rampage” is going to have Britt Baker vs. Red Velvet as the main event on night one. We can only hope it’s the beginning of a trend.And while we’ve got tons of other wrestling to get to on RAW and NXT, we’ve gotta give a shoutout to John Cena for his work in The Suicide Squad.Main Event: NXT as it was and will beTriple H's brain child NXT rose from the ashes of FCW and a really crappy reality show to become the new face of WWE's developmental brand in 2012. But along the way it became a great show that introduced major stars from around the world to the company and became a draw in its own right.And now that it looks like Vince and co. are looking to shake up the direction of the brand, we're going to take a look back on the last decade of NXT.The Three Count:Danielle put over Paris is bumpingLindsey put over our newest youngest listener and Keith Lee explaining his extended absence.Hal put over Johnny Gargano at Indi Hartwell’s dateHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
14/08/21·1h 1m

Ep. 259: The Yes Movement. A MONSTAH!

Tights and Fights is part of the London Podcast Festival! We’ll be streaming a LIVE episode to everyone on September 12th. To purchase your tickets and learn more, go to kingsplace.co.uk.This week’s sponsor are:Soylent! To get 20% off your first order of plant-based protein go to Soylent.com/Tights!Main Event: The Yes MovementA MONSTAH! A MONSTAH! THIS EPISODE’S AW MONSTAH! We’re talking all about the story of Daniel Bryan and the Yes Movement that carried him all the way to the main event of WrestleMania.We’ll cover everything from the match with Cena that kicked the journey off all the way to his life after the WWE Championship and where we want (or don’t want!) to see him wrestle next.The Three Count:Danielle put over Xavier Woods meeting a fan with the Up Up Down Down title.Lindsey put over Charlotte vs. Nikki ASH on RAWHal put over a Cool Steve Austin Dads on TikTok.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
07/08/21·56m 50s

Ep. 258: Tiny Tank Broke Boy

Tights and Fights is part of the London Podcast Festival! We’ll be streaming a LIVE episode to everyone on September 12th. To purchase your tickets and learn more, go to kingsplace.co.uk.This week’s sponsor are:Feals CBD! Learn more about how CBD can help you and get 50% off your first order by going to Feals.com/TIGHTS.Manscaped! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code “TIGHTS” at Manscaped.com. Watch out for tiny tanks and be careful with that pizza cutter! What a bonkers week of wrestling we have to break down on Tights and Fights!Broke Boy Baron Corbin might be the best story in WWE right now. What makes the down-on-his-luck fella so great? We’ll  start with the tank and go from there.Plus: Danielle finally got to watch AEW live! What did she like? Where did she think it fell short? And more importantly: Lindsey has finally figured out the best way to enjoy the land of the Elite!Main Event: Major signingsWhen there are multiple wrestling organizations on TV, that means wrestlers have options to keep working and have a mass audience. And now between WWE and AEW the surprise signings are happening faster than ever. We’ll break down the pros and cons of constantly pursuing big-name free agents.The Three Count:Danielle put over Baron Corbin’s backstage promo.Lindsey put over CareyTwoMonkeys making our dreams come true and The Elite SquadHal put over Roman Reigns' promo..Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
31/07/21·1h 3m

Ep. 257: Big MonEy in the Bank

Tights and Fights is part of the London Podcast Festival! We’ll be streaming a LIVE episode to everyone on September 12th. To purchase your tickets and learn more, go to kingsplace.co.uk.This week’s sponsor is Feals. Learn more about how CBD can help you and get 50% off your first order by going to Feals.com/TIGHTSAwwwwwwww listeners! Don’t you dare be sour! It’s a brand new Tights and Fights!Despite some sketpicism of her new gimmick, Almost a Superhero, Nikki ASH won the big one. After a lot of back and forth, Nikki is the new RAW women’s champion after cashing in the Money in the Bank. Are we ready to get on board with her new role?Speaking of women’s titles, Britt Baker once again retained her AEW women’s title. But that sort of just underscores the  nagging issue with AEW: they don’t seem to have much of a long term story planned for their women’s division. And so it goes.Oh yeah and some guy named John Cena is back! Despite ourselves we can’t help but be excited about… even though some other returns didn’t go nearly as well… especially the spooky ones.Main Event: Big EWe’ve seen Big E grow from the second ever NXT Champion to one third of one of the greatest WWE tag teams of all time. And now that he’s got a date with the World championship one day soon, we can’t wait to see where he goes next. We’ll share what makes Big E so great and read some of your thoughts on Mr. Money in the Bank. The Three Count:Danielle put over the trial of Faye Jackson.Lindsey put over Becky’s breast feeding tweet.Hal put over Pat McAfee on commentary.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
24/07/21·1h 11m

Ep. 256: Come on and Jam

For better or worse (but probably for worse), wrestling is about to get much more crowded than it’s been for over a year.We’ve already seen it in All Elite Wrestling. Their crowds reached an absolute fever pitch this past week at Fyter Fest night 1.We saw a bunch of great matches like Darby Allin vs. Ethan Page and fun moments like Adam Page finally confronting his pals in the Elite. And yet despite all that… There was still One Match from the women’s division.Thankfully there were more women on NXT and Smackdown with multiple stars making their debut on new brands.Main Event: The return of crowdsFrom a purely entertainment standpoint, we definitely missed an audience with our wrestling. And now that they’re coming back, we’re naturally excited and concerned. Let’s take this opportunity to look back on our favorite wrestling moments that we were in the audience for… and try to stave off our fear that everything could go very wrong. The Three Count:Danielle put over WWE wrestlers playing DnD.Lindsey put over Aliyah heading to Smackdown.Hal put over Britt Baker's promo at Fyter Fest Night 1.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
17/07/21·58m 2s

Ep. 255: RAW is Muppets

Wakka Wakka! It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Muppets expert and host of the “Kermitment” podcast Matthew Gaydos joins us to break down all the biggest news in wrestling. He initially treated WWE’s empty arena shows as a way to get back into all the wrestling content he’d fallen out of. But that awkward silence was too much to bear for a weekly TV show.Now, he’s come back strong to watch a bunch of the weeks shows. We got the Great American Bash with wish-fulfilment for the shippers and Kyle O’Reilly’s questionable ring gear. Plus AEW with some fun JR gaffs and even less women’s wrestling than usual.Main Event: The Muppets as RAW’s guest hostsThe Muppets are the greatest RAW celebrity guest hosts of ALL TIME. It might be a bold statement, but you’ll understand when we break down the 2011 episode of RAW where Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the whole gang interacted with out merry band of wrestlersThe Three Count:Lindsey put over Danhaussen taking over Renee Paquette's podcast.Matthew put over Kevin Owens calling Paul Heyman.Hal put over Britt Baker's promo.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
10/07/21·1h 7m

Ep. 254: The Pipe Bomb’s 10th anniversary

Do we have everybody’s attention now? It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Before we can even get into wrestling, Danielle can’t wait to tell you more about the brand new film F9 starring the one and only John Cena! Did he turn F9 into an FU? There’s only one way to find out!Plus there’s a lot to get into from AEW and NXT: How’s about the Young Bucks new facial hair? Like, we can all agree mutton chops are a universal heel move, right?And now that Isaiah “Swerve” Scott has brought gold Hit Row, does this mean Bronson Reed is set to move on to RAW or Smackdown? If that is the case, we’ll tell you why that’s not as much a cause for concern as you might think.Plus we’ve gotta talk about Karrion Kross’ weird pleather blazer. We just HAVE to.Main Event: The Pipe Bomb’s 10th anniversaryIt’s widely considered one of the greatest promos of all time: CM Punk’s Pipe Bomb in Las Vegas. He sat, he scolded us with his truth and set the wrestling world aflame as few moments ever have. What’s the legacy of the promo ten years later? How does it hold up now that we have the full context of Punk’s entire WWE career?The Three Count:Lindsey put over Breezango.Danielle put over Jordynne Grace Dead Lifting on twitter.Julian put over The CM Punk vs. John Cena promo.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
03/07/21·50m 39s

Ep. 253: McIntyred of empty arenas

Talk less, Claymore, cuz we’re a three man baaaaaaaaand on Tights and Fights!We had what ended up being a weeklong journey through hell and back. After four hell in a cell matches across multiple nights of wrestling, what stood out? Did Bianca Belair once again overshadow the pack in her match with Bayley or did things like Xavier Woods’ first world title match and Roman’s “Happy Father’s Day” make enough of an impression?Main Event: Drew McIntyreDrew McIntyre's title reign was the culmination of a decades long journey. And yet his time at the top came under probably the worst circumstances that any champion has had to endure. So we're going to look back on his career so far now that it looks like his time in the main event is over (for now).The Three Count:Lindsey and Danielle put over Kenice Mobley.Julian put over Booker T commentating his own run-inHosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
26/06/21·46m 29s

Ep. 252: JOE! JOE! JOE!

JOE! JOE! JOE! JOE! It's a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!We’ve got just a few days to relax between WWE PPV weekends. NXT TakeOver: In Your House was a fina show by most counts, but it didn’t reach the lofty heights that we know TakeOvers can. What do we attribute that to?Plus, WWE decided to really throw us off and have a Hell in a Cell match on Smackdown instead of this Sunday? Does this mean Roman will gain custody of Dominik? Or will Rey Mysterio finally get a chance at a great match in this latter day career run?Main Event: Samoa JoeIn honor of his (thankfully, not long awaited) return, we’re going to talk all about Samoa Joe. He’s had some great highs both before and after his WWE career, included brilliant matches and being one of the best promos in the game. Where will he go from here?The Three Count:Lindsey put over Roddy Piper's A&E documentary.Danielle put over Naomi vs. Piper NivenHal put over The 2005 Royal Rumble promoHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
19/06/21·48m 26s

Ep. 251: All Regal-ite Wrestling

Straighten up your tie and remember you were born naughty, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Mat Ricardo is a variety performer based in England. It’s a career that requires a whole ton of entertaining crowds! So yeah you could say he understands a little bit of what wrestlers went through this year.But he’s got plenty of opinions on the most notorious WWE segment of the week: Shayna Baszler having it out with Alexa Bliss’ doll Lilly.Plus, it’s been three hours so it’s time for another WWE PPV. This time it’s NXT TakeOver: In Your House 2021. It looks like an intriguing card on paper, but we’re here to answer the most important question on our mind: Who’s the heel in the Karrion Grimes/ LA Knight program.Ring Tones: William RegalWilliam Regal is one of the most respected wrestlers in WWE. He’s had a lengthy career that included a pompous englishman to a serious GM to a real man’s man. Plus, he’s had new music to accompany most of these character changes.  The Three Count:Mat put over William Regal’s promo against Antonio Cesaro.Lindsey put over New Japan DominionDanielle put over Logan Paul vs. Mayweather (seriously!)Hal put over HHH at the 76ers game.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
12/06/21·56m 45s

Ep. 250: The WWE Films situation w/ Daron Jackson

The news has been insane this week, so let’s get some first hand information on at least some of it on a brand new Tights and Fights!Daron Jackson is a production attorney for WWE Films. Or at least he was up until a few days ago. Yup, not even the film production branch of the company is immune to the sweeping layoffs that Vince McMahon has inflicted upon the WWE. But even though his division was getting downsized, Daron was already on his way out of the company. He’ll tell us about what it was like getting those emails from Vince and shoutout to some of the talented people he worked with.Plus, we should also talk about some wrestling right? This past weekend was the 2021 edition of AEW’s Double or Nothing PPV. Lindsey watched it from beginning to end (okay, mostly) and has loving thoughts about Britt Baker’s coronation and Cody Rhodes’ inability to see himself as the bad guy. The Three Count:Daron put over Xavier Woods finally getting a singles matchLindsey put over Ruby Riott and her untapped potential with the WWEHal put over Andrade suplexing his future father-in-law into a poolHosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
05/06/21·58m 46s

Ep. 249: Surrender the Sword

We had a break and a breather and back with a NEWWWWW Tights and Fights!What better way to bring us back than Hal geeking out about the love that the 76ers got from all the wrestlers this past week? But that’s not the only NBA crossover into wrestling: Basketball booted AEW from it’s regular time slot!Plus we’ll discuss what appears to be Kofi Kingston’s return to the main event title picture, Big E beginning his feud with Aleister Black and the very first title win of Tamina’s career.Main EventBooker T recently got a career documentary on the A&E Network. Conspicuously absent was one of the biggest matches of his career: against Triple H for the World Championship at WrestleMania 19. The feud is mainly known for how truly racist the language was on the build to the event. How bad was it? Could it have been saved?Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
29/05/21·58m 48s

Ep. 248: We’re live pal!

In celebration of the Max Fun Drive, we recorded an episode LIVE for our Facebook group. We asked you all for Main Event ideas for our regular episodes, but got so many suggestions that we couldn’t help but give them all some love. You’ll hear us discuss important things like why the rise of Orange Cassidy has worked so well and the value of managers in wrestling. Plus we’ll talk about some silly things like Lindsey’s cats and the worst rules for a flag match ever. Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
22/05/21·52m 55s

Ep. 247: You can always come home

It’s the Max Fun Drive finale! Let’s celebrate with a brand newwwww Tights and Fights!If you’d like to support this show, go to Maximumfun.org/join. You can become a member for as little as $5 a month and earn great gifts in the process, including tons of bonus episodes of Tights and Fights!We’ve got a full PPV coming up this Sunday! Will Cesaro finally have his moment in the sun against Roman Reigns? Signs point to no, but let’s dare to dream.AEW seems like they finally have their star of the women’s division with Britt Baker, but why do they seem intent on not showcasing the totality of the women on their roster? All of that plus, that bizarre Cody Rhodes promo about national pride, why we don’t want Rhea to drop that title and one of the most sexually charged promos in recent memory. The Main EventEveryone loves a good comeback story in wrestling. Absence always makes the heart grow fonder and seeing an old favorite back in the ring is always special. What are some of our favorites from over the years? And who’s around today that we would undeniably pop for if they ever made their triumphant return to the ring? Thanks to listener Harry for suggesting this topic in our facebook group!The Three Count:Lindsey put over The Dark Side of the Ring documentary featuring Nick GageJulian put over Mustafa Ali and Ricochet's new feud on Main Event.Hal put over undeniable proof that the Dark Order is a Muppets faction.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
14/05/21·1h 5m

Ep. 246: Blood red, Hollar mean

Clean up after your pups and try to stop the bleeding, it’s brand new #MaxFunDrive edition of Tights and Fights!This is your chance to have a direct hand in helping this show continue AND earn great gifts! Go to Maximumfun.org/join to become a Max Fun Member for as little as $5.Daniel Bryan may have just wrestled his final match in WWE… at least for a little while. But that’s okay because we’ve welcomed back a star that’s definitely up to his caliber: Eva Marie! We’ll react to the back-to-back exit and entrance of these two.Plus, NXT finally gave Candice Lerae the coronation we’ve been waiting for when she and Indi Hartwell won the NXT women’s tag team titles. It was the cherry on top of a mini Ice Cream Christmas of smiles from this week, whether that’s Cameron Grimes interacting with Ted Dibiase, Karrion Kross’s magician vest or even a little dog who made a stinky. The Main EventFor the longest time, blood was the go to way to show  brutality in wrestling. But after WWE banned blading around 2007, we definitely stopped seeing color in televised wrestling to such a major degree. But now AEW seems intent to bring it back. How do we feel about it? Is wrestling enhanced by blood? Or would we rather see our fake fights had different ways of showing pain?The Three Count:Danielle put over Franky Monet's dog.Hal put over Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory.Julian put over a NJPWglobal showcasing Yuji NagataHosted by Hal Lublin,and Danielle RadfordProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
08/05/21·49m 7s

Ep. 245: From Stan to Pam

Ditch that side ponytail and pop a tbe buddy, it’s a new episode of Tights and Fights! Listen up for some of the great gifts you’re going to get when you support Tights and Fights during the Max Fun Drive!Kenny Omega is now sporting THREE major championships from televised promotions. Between this and the upcoming New Japan crossover on next week’s Dynamite, AEW is establishing itself as the center of the “Beyond WWE” Universe. What effect is this having on their identity as a brand?Plus, NXT just continues to crank out the jams. So many great stories on such a  deep roster. We’ll gush.The Main EventBayley was one of the foundational members of WWE’s Women’s evolution. And though she faltered slightly as the original vision of her character was introduced to a larger audience, she rebounded nicely and has become a great fixture of weekly WWE TV.The Three Count:Lindsey put over Carmella on on the Bellas podcastHal put over Effy’s newest promo.Julian put over a great tappin’ titles moment on Miz and MissusHosted by Hal Lublin,and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
02/05/21·1h 6m

Ep. 244: Wrestling Comfort Food

Grab a snack and save room for a ton of meat in your sandwich, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!If you thought last week was the end of WWE firing people, boy are you in for a shock: Mark Carrano, one of the least liked people from the company’s talent-relations department, has been let go following Mickie James’ ire on twitter.Plus, NXT continues to be too good for this world. Who’s going to enter the title picture next? Why does The Way continue to work in spite of (or perhaps because of) their dysfunction?And on AEW, we finally got to see the Women’s Champion…. Right before it looks like she’s going to drop the belt to Britt Baker.The Main EventAs much as we love wrestling to take us through every kind of emotion… it can also be the best sort of medicine to make us feel better. So we're going to get into some of the best wrestling comfort food that we turn to. We’ll talk about some of our favorite wrestling that makes us feel better and whether that’s taken a hit in the year of the pandemic.The Three Count:Danielle put over her appearance on the podcast “Rebooking the Territory”Lindsey put over the latest crop of wrestling cats.Hal put over RJ City explaining the similarities between Muppets and Wrestling.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
24/04/21·1h 6m

Ep. 243: Fire Fest 2021

Feel the Glow, it’s time for the show! A new Tights and Fights!This week became a major bummer as WWE announced a new spate of people getting fired. While some of those names were understandable in that it seemed like WWE didn’t know what to do with them, others were pretty shocking. The IIconics? Samoa Joe? What’s going on?We’ll also get into some less-awful post-WrestleMania news. Kushida’s the Cruiserweight champion! Charlotte’s already back on RAW! Taya Valkyrie is now Franky Money!All that, plus the fact that AEW had TWO women’s matches on Dynamite. Times are a changin’!The Three Count:Lindsey put over all three women’s champions being on NXTJulian put over Xavier Woods buying RollerbladesDanielle put over John Cena in F9Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
17/04/21·1h 3m

Ep. 242: WrestleMania 37

It will be a Tights and Fights forever etched in history!We’ve watched two full nights of WrestleMania and we’re rarin’ to talk about it all! Of course, the emotional high point and the match that captured the hearts of millions was Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks which closed out night one. Tears were shed, emotions were had, triumph was felt by all. In fact, all of night one had moments we loved, from McIntyre and Lashley over-delivering to Cesaro finally getting his big singles moment and so much more.While night two didn’t quite reach the emotional highs, it did deliver some solid matches in its own right. But we’re still left with questions: Where does Apollo Crews go from his big win? Can anyone stop Roman Reigns? How much longer will The Fiend be in a box?Let’s whip our hair out and get to it!Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our  T-Shirt is available now!
13/04/21·54m 4s

Ep. 241: NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver

Yo-ho, Yo-ho, a Tights and Fights life for me!We’ve got two great nights of wrestling to cover from NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver to get through. New champions were crowned, exciting new directions were promised and it was full of the exciting action you’d expect from an NXT event.Who are we most excited to see in the aftermath of this? Who are we still unsure about?Plus, we’ll talk about the official end of two important events: the ratings “war” between AEW and NXT… and Kota Ibushi’s godhood. The Three CountHal put over LA Knight’s promo at TakeOverLindsey put over The Bella Twins in the Hall of FameDanielle put over the love between Bianca Belair and NaomiJulian put over Ethel Johnson and the people properly protecting her legacyHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
10/04/21·57m 6s

Ep. 240: Punjabi Pencil Prison

It’s a brand new (off week) episode of Tights and Fights! We’re forsaking the news to focus our attention on the newest and tallest WWE Hall of Famer: The Great Khali. No, this isn’t a rib!The Main EventKhali was introduced to the WWE with as much fanfare and force as Vince McMahon could muster. His first feud was with the Undertaker and he even got his own special match as a showcase: The Punjabi Prison! It was a big, confusing spectacle that we remember no matter how hard we wish we didn’t. Also, Danielle is dressed like a pencil!Plus! Producer Julian chats with Scarlett Harris. She’s the author of the book, A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler. She tells us all about how her feminist awakening led to her viewing wrestling through a different lens, WWE attempting to undo their decades of poorly showcasing women on their own terms and why despite all its flaws, she hopes that the Women’s Evolution wasn’t a one-off experiment. Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
03/04/21·40m 13s

Ep. 239: Three Dudes attitudes

It’s life in the FastLane with a new episode of Tights and Fights!Hopefully, we’re officially done with PPVs before WrestleMania. We got a bunch of solid matches from FastLane, including some that surprisingly held the attention of the non-wrestling fans in our lives and one that just came up short in its finish.Most importantly: Now that it looks like Daniel Bryan might actually be added to the Universal Title match at WrestleMania, are we willing to amend our “TWO DUDES!” attitude in this one instance?Plus, TNT has ordered a reality show starring Cody and Brandi Rhodes. Do we think they can thrive where couples like Miz and Maryse have? We have our doubts!The Main EventSince her debut Charlotte has been a fixture of the women’s matches at WrestleMania. Now for the first time, she’s set to miss the event. Whether that’s because of COVID or because she played hardball to get her fiance out of his WWE contract, we don’t know for sure. But we’re going to get into the Queen and how WWE leans on her so much. The Three CountDanielle put over Xavier Woods’ new bass.Lindsey put over Britt Baker's promo.Hal put over Asuka's instagram photo and the potential for more all-female commentaryHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
27/03/21·53m 42s

Ep. 238: Stop the bleeding

Let’s enjoy life in the fast lane before an orange racist ruins WrestleMania! It’s a brand new Tights and Fights!This Sunday is the last live show on the WWE Network before the service moves over to the Peacock platform. We’ll say little requiem for our $9.99 friend, between what went right, wrong and our hopes for WWE on Peacock.There are some fun matches on deck for Fast Lane, but it’s a little hard to focus on that when 1) this feels like an unnecessary step before Mania and 2) Hulk Hogan is returning to host the biggest show of the year. We’ll try to properly express our excitement for some great wrestling and our disgust that the orange racist is returning for his biggest showcase yet since his brief exit from WWE.Main EventIt’s been years in the making but it’s finally happened: A women’s match main evented AEW Dynamite! Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa showcased a ton of brutality in this match they’ve been building to for months. But was it perhaps too brutal? And how much progress did it make in assuaging our concerns about the AEW women’s division?Three CountLindsey put over Rebel's involvment in AEW's women's match.Julian put over Shawn Michaels vs. Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 22.Hal put over Johnny Gargano and Candice Lerae eatign Dairy Queen.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
20/03/21·49m 54s

Ep. 237: All Elite Sparklers

Set the sparklers off! It’s time to over promise and under deliver on Tights and Fights!AEW’s Revolution PPV was capped off with a major Exploding barbed wire death match for the championship between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley. Despite a bunch of barbed wire, it sure was light on explosions and death. We’ll talk about the dud of a finish and how we would like to see the company respond.But it’s not all bad news in the land of the Elite... now they’ve got a brand new Christian Cage on the show to mix it up! We’ll talk about his big debut and why had was DEFINITELY behind his jump.All that plus chats about an absolutely stacked NXT show, Apollo Crews’ new accent and why a quirky billionaire may be the worst kind.Main EventFor over a decade, The Miz has been one of the most quietly consistent and top tier talents in WWE. From championship reigns to reality television to The Marine, he’s done it all. And yet he still isn’t nearly as appreciated as he should be. We’ll talk about what makes him so great and what it’s been like to see every phase of his career unfold in front of us. Three CountDanielle put over Matt Hardy’s Cameo.Lindsey put over Maki Itoh’s AEW debut.Hal put over the announcement of Molly Holly going into the Hall of Fame.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
13/03/21·44m 48s

Ep. 236: Serving two kayfabes

Check the beltflation levels, tighten up the chamber doors and get yourself some new pants, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!In the time that Hal has been off the show, The Miz won and lost the WWE Championship. How excited are we for Bobby Lashley now that he’s brought the top prize to The Hurt Business? And will he really hold onto it any longer than WrestleMania?And we’ve also got plenty of other titles to discuss: Apollo Crews has a new mood and attitude as he fights for the Intercontinental Title. Plus Daniel Bryan is Roman Reigns’ newest opponent, but will it be anything more than a placeholder before Edge?But let’s also face it: One of the biggest pieces of news was Shaq debuting in AEW! He had his tag match alongside Jade Cargill against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet and… he actually did a fine job. Does this mean more for is in store for the AEW women? IT HAD SURE BETTER!Main EventIn the Fall of 2002, Triple H presented Vince McMahon with his latest brainchild: The Elimination Chamber. It led to a bunch of injuries, messy wrestling and a really great pop for Shawn Michaels’ last World Title win. We’ll talk about the match and why it was best experienced in a Hooters restaurant.Three CountDanielle put over one of the best wrestling tweets of the week.Julian put over Mega Ran’s new song for AEW Revolution.Hal put over the Inner Circle on AEW.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
06/03/21·54m 30s

Ep. 235: Fist right up the bum

There weren’t quite 36 chambers, but there were two of them! And we’re talking all about them on a brand new Tights and Fights!Sure there were some decent, if tepid, matches on the show, but you know whatwe didn’t see much of? The women! Why wasn’t there more of a showcase for the RAW women’s champion? Why hasn’t Bianca Belair called her shot against Sasha yet?But don’t worry we’ll also talk about all the things happening with the world title scene going into WrestleMania. Edge is officially taking on Roman Reigns for the WWE Title, so it’s Spear vs. Spear take two in April. And Miz finally cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and managed to break the curse of failed cash ins. What does this mean for the title going forward?All this, plus a chat about the brilliant tears of Adam Cole who delivered the best version of a low blow to his old compadre. Main EventWhenever a new promotion opens up, WWE’s underused or recently fired talent often decides to see if there’s more money and opportunities to be had. And even though AEW said they weren’t interested in that many WWE guys, there sure are a lot of WWE guys in AEW. We’ll talk about who’s done great work and who still needs to work if they’re going to succeed in their second chance. Three CountLindsey put over Canned Heat Wrestling.Julian put over Bad Bunny on SNL.Danielle put over Big E’s new Kickstarter project “Our Heroes Rock”Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
27/02/21·55m 15s

Ep. 234: WrestleMania SS COVID

A belated happy Vengeance Day to all! It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!The latest NXT TakeOver certainly delivered the goods as we prepare for the brand’s WrestleMania weekend plans. For starters, we have our winners of both versions of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic! Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez looked great in their coronation, as did MSK. Will boots be put to holes in just a few weeks? We can only hope!Plus, Io Shirai successfully defended her NXT Women’s title again. But why are we starting to wonder when the belt will move on to a new competitor?Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about Dynamite… and as enticing as an exploding barbed wire steel-cage-three stages of hell match sounds, we’re not sure this is what we want to see from our wrassles. Main EventAfter a fantastic match between Finn Balor and Pete Dunn, Adam Cole not only attacked Finn, but he also signaled what may be the end of the Undisputed Era. Where do the members of the faction go from here? And what does this mean for the NXT title going forward?The Three CountHal put over Young Rock.Lindsey put over The NXT Wrestling Fan podcast.Julian put over MSK for a very specific reason.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
20/02/21·51m 44s

Ep. 233: A Hole Vibe

Protect ya hole! It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Hal was absent last week, so we’re FINALLY gonna get his thoughts on the Royal Rumble and our two winners. Speaking of the Rumble, one prize Bianca Belair definitely won’t be going for seems to be the RAW women’s title. Lacey Evans and Charlotte will seemingly be taking up the process of that build. But are we excited for a Ric Flair custody match for the title?We’ll also gush more about MSK and their journey through the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and explain why we could’ve used a little more Kenta in his AEW dynamite debut.Main EventNew Japan Pro Wrestling had the inaugural edition of their Roku channel show this past Thursday. Even though it wasn’t quite what we were expecting, we’ll explain why it still holds a lot of promise-- especially if you’re a newcomer to the promotion. Three CountHal put over The Hole trilogy.Lindsey put over Naomi's "Hole" remix.Julian put over Josiah Williams' "Hole" remix.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
13/02/21·51m 36s

Ep. 232: Happy with and Asterisk

The Royalest Rumbles that ever Rumbled! It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Bianca Belair and Edge both went the distance and won their respective over-the-top-rope contests this past Sunday! But who will they choose to wrestle? Which of the two events was the most fun? And which moments had us doing a quiet little cry?Main EventIt’s been hinted at for weeks, but we’ve finally gotten confirmation: New Japan Pro Wrestling has come to an agreement with AEW to appear on Wednesday nights! Plus, they’ve got their own TV show coming to Roku next week. How does this affect our previous criticism of AEW? And how good will this be NJPW?Three CountDanielle put over Billie Kay in the Royal Rumble.Lindsey put over Bianca Belair's Black History Month work.Julian put over the beautiful heel work of Kagetsu.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
06/02/21·45m 13s

Ep. 231: Proud as a Gobbledy Gooker

The Network is dead, long live the Network! It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights!We’re always a week behind Smackdown, but my goodness what a show it’s become. Cesaro, Bayley, Roman, Sami and Sasha are all shining on Friday nights. But a special shout out has to go the EST of WWE because Bianca Belair is AMAZING.Not to be outdone, NXT is in the throes of its Dusty Tag Team Classic which we refuse to believe can do any wrong.And even though AEW still won’t give the women more than a single match a week on televsion, there’s some cool things on the horizon for the division and we’re always going to hope that it’ll lead to more. Hopefully!Main EventAfter seven years of $9.99 wrestling, the WWE Network  is officially headed to NBC’s streaming service Peacock. What does this mean for wrestling fans? Is there any chance that fans of The Office will decide to tune into a Royal Rumble or two? There’s so much to dive into!The Three CountDanielle put over Bianca Belair’s WWE Chronicle.Lindsey put over RJ City's "Wrestling Raconteur" documentary.Hal put over Edge Declaring for the Royal Rumble.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
30/01/21·52m 6s

Ep. 230: A tear… in my eye!

With a tear… in our eyes! It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights! We’re giving the main roster of WWE some love this week. Smackdown’s given us Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Billie Kay, and Bayley’s Ding Dong Hello program and so much more. Plus we might get to see Apollo team up with Roman and Paul Heyman? Come on!Plus, we’re a little split on the weekly spooky antics of Alexa Bliss. Find out which side of the reaction spectrum we fall on when it comes to her newfound powers of beating Asuka clean.It goes without saying, but we’re going to anyway: NXT was fantastic this week. What a great night for something called a Fight Pit!But don’t worry, we’ve still got some love (and constructive criticism for AEW).Main EventThe 1992 Royal Rumble is considered one of the best editions of the event ever. We’ll talk about what makes it work, the promo that Ric Flair made famous and the why it was such an crazy time to be a wrestling fan.Three CountDanielle put over Mustafa Ali on Twitter..Lindsey put over Rhea Ripley on Twitter..Hal put over Adam Page not joining The Dark Order..Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
23/01/21·1h

Ep. 229: All Elite Gaming

Pass the controller and keep your mask on for the love of all things holy! It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights!WWE has been dealt a blow with its champion, Drew McIntyre being one of the latest people who’ve tested positive for COVID-19. What does that mean for his 100% totally wanted dream match with Goldberg at the Royal Rumble?We’re also scant weeks away from the Rumble, WWE’s first major show of the year. We’ve got a few contestants named, but most of the fun in a show like this is all the surprises that are hopefully in-store.Plus, how great is NXT? Seriously? We got even more great shows guaranteed with Finn Balor vs. Pete Dunn on the horizon and he Dusty Rhodes tag team classic in full swing.Main EventAEW has shared more details of its up-coming video game. We’re not really sold on the extra beefy character models that we’ve seen so far.... But the gameplay sounds promising! We’ll explain what our hopes are for the game to fill the 2K sized hole in hearts that WWE’s games have left. Three CountDanielle put over Malcom Bivens ruining the Buss It challenge.Julian put over the WWE Day of Reckoning video-game series.Hal put over Dr. Britt Baker's Waiting Room.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
16/01/21·44m 52s

Ep. 228: RIP Brodie Lee

Welcome to the first Tights and Fights of 2021! Has this year been an immediate improvement of the political strife and international turmoil of last year? Not really! But at least there’s a lot of good wrestling!Let’s start with NXT New Year’s Evil. What a great top to bottom show. We barely even remember to talk about the fantastic main event for how good the rest of the show is!Plus, Lindsey saw her long dream fulfilled in the main event of Night One of Wrestle Kingdom 15: Kota Ibushi is the champ-champ of New Japan! Finally, we’ll talk about the latest version of Bullet Club arriving on multiple promotions near you.Main EventYou knew him as Brodie Lee, the Leader of the Dark Order in AEW and Luke Harper, member of the Wyatt Family in WWE. In real life he was Jon Huber; a star gone entirely too soon. We heard the last few weeks from tons of people across wrestling who knew and loved him after he died on December 26th. We’ll discuss some of our favorite moments from his great career.Three CountDanielle put over Alicia Fox being recognized as the Legend she is.Lindsey put over Jay White’s post Wrestle Kingdom promo.Hal put over Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage at WrestleMania III.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
09/01/21·57m 59s

Ep. 227: The 2020 Series Finale

You did it! You really really did it! 2020 is finally ending and not a moment too soon. It was the damndest year that any of us experienced and I’m sure we’re all eager or a new beginning.As usual, wrestling reflected and amplified the strangeness of real life. We saw empty arenas, thunder domes, football fields, funhouses and so much more as the setting for wrestling matches. And all of it happened in front of little to no fans.So before we bid it a not-so fond adieu, we’ll discuss some of the biggest things from the year in wrestling!Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
31/12/20·31m 44s

Ep. 226: The Christmas Special Special

All is merry and bright (and Tights and Fights!)In honor of the holiday season, we’re taking a pause from the wrestling chatter to discuss some of our favorite Christmas specials of all time!Everything from classics like Scrooged, to modern gems like The Christmas Chronicles to ones we’re not positive are real like Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.Pls we’ve invited on a number of our wrestle-fwiends to share their favorite Holiday viewing traditions. Peeps like RJ City, Colt Cabana and more! Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
26/12/20·53m 40s

Ep. 225: Tables, Ladders and Cans

Gimme Tables! Gimme Ladders! Gimme Cans! It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights!WWE has one last show to put on this Sunday: TLC. We’ll talk about the matches that are on deck that will round out the damndest year of pro wrestling that any of us have lived through.Plus NXT’s women’s and men’s world title scene continue to exhibit tons of quality challengers. Is there any chance that Kyle O’Reilly beats Finn Balor? Is Toni Storm the best choice to face Io Shirai? And what’s the deal with all the leather gear lately?Finally, we’ll discuss what jokes from wrestling absolutely need to be retired in the new year. NOT A GOOD LOOK, AEW! Main EventLook the news is slow this week. So what better way to cozy up on this holiday season than with a rousing conversation about Daniel Bryan explaining to his brother in law the importance of providing your wife with love as she carries your child?The Three CountDanielle put over The MandalorianLindsey put over Kenny Omega vs. Loredo Kid at Triplemania.Hal put over the Chris Jericho and MJF segment on Dynamite.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
19/12/20·45m 45s

Ep. 224: War Games and air guitars

War is hell… and hell.. IS AWESOME! It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights!We talk about everything we loved from NXT TakeOver: War Games. Io Shirai with a trashcan bomb was a gift to us all, for sure. In fact, so was just about everything from that women’s match.Plus, Johnny Gargano is a three time North American champion with a brand new faction that’s probably a Star Wars reference.When we’re done freaking out about the greatness from that show, we’ll discuss Kenny Omega on Impact Wrestling and whether or not we’re interested in seeing any more crossovers between the two brands. Main EventThe Undisputed Era is the certified lifeblood of NXT. Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong have held all the men’s gold, main evented tons of TakeOvers and just been a delight as they air guitared their way into our hearts. We’ll talk about why we love them so much and how we’d feel if they were to ever break up.The Three CountDanielle put over Wrestling kinks on tiktok..Lindsey put over the Bianca Belair in an antivaping PSA..Julian put over wrestlers' love of Sephiroth..Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
12/12/20·1h 3m

Ep. 223: Wrestling with ambividish

Two Teams, two cages, full heart, clear eyes, can’t lose, a partridge in a pear tree. It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights!NXT is getting ready for the latest edition of its War Games TakeOver with TWO double cage matches coming on Saturday. And while we love us some Pat McAfee, that women’s cage is hitting on all cylinders for us right now. Plus, there’s a LOT happening with AEW right now: Kenny Omega cheated his way to the AEW world championship and has hinted that he will be bringing the title over to Tuesday night’s Impact Wrestling. What could this mean and how do we feel about the prospect of this sort of cross over?Plus, we’ll tell you about riding our Pelotons (or at least our incredible inaccurate simulations).Main EventSting is the latest star from Yesteryear to enter AEW. He’s aligned himself with Darby Allin. There are a lot of fans of the Stinger who are excited to see him back in a wrestling ring, but what does this mean for AEW in a big picture sense?The Three CountDanielle put over Paris is bumping.Lindsey put over the improvement of Raquel Gonzalez.Hal put over Johnny Gargano on commentary.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Julian Burrell.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
05/12/20·1h

Ep. 222: NXT Theme Songs w/ James Durbin

Sing that song in your heart and listen to the roar of the crowd, it’s another episode of Tights and Fights!Musician James Durbin joins us once again! And this time he’s got a new album coming out very soon. And it features a certain wrestling legend… Plus, he’ll tell us about how this show influenced his music his music career in a massive way.All of that… and we’ll even go around the metaphysical table and tell you about what we’re thankful for. Ring TonesNXT has been through a lot of changes since its time on SyFy to the WWE Network to USA Network. And each era has been represented by a new theme song. We’ll take a look at each era of WWE’s newest brand to explain what worked… and what didn’t.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Julian Burrell.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
26/11/20·49m 37s

Ep. 221: The Pro Episode

Sharpen your swords and groom your beards, it’s another episode of Tights and FightsThere’s also a lot of title news to get to this week: Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley will once again wrestle for the AEW World Championship. Has the company put Kenny on the right path to gain our unabashed cheers? Plus, on RAW and NXT, Drew McIntyre and Io Shirai emerged with championships after PPV quality matches. With War Games on the horizon and Survivor Series on the way, are we confident in how the top of the mountain looks for both brands?And speaking of Survivor Series, we’ll tell you about which matches we think have the best chance to steal the show. Pro Swords!Main EventZelina Vega has left WWE. This comes after she had just entered the RAW women's title scene about a month ago and after a five year stint where she showcased herself as an incredibly talented wrestler and manager. We're going to talk about that and how bad that could be for WWE retaining its budding stars.The Three CountDanielle put over meg.boggs on tiktok and instagram..Lindsey Suavecito's WWE hair product..Hal put over Leon Ruff vs Johnny Gargano vs. Damian Priest.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Julian Burrell.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
21/11/20·49m 45s

Ep. 220: The Blackdel test

Saturday was a big day, not just for the political direction of the United States, but also because AEW had the latest edition of their Full Gear PPV. There were a lot of great matches and some new champions crowned. But what stood out from the pack and really caught our attention? Here’s a hint: PAC > Shaq!Main EventThe new season of Total Bellas is HERE! What better time to talk about the only thing more real than wrestling: Wrestling Reality Shows! Everything from Legend’s House to Miz and Missus to Tough Enough will be discussed. Plus, we’ll tell you about which wrestlers we believe deserve their own reality show.The Three CountDanielle put over Aston Starr on AEW Dark.Lindsey put over supporting indie wrestlers this holiday season by buying their merch.Julian put over Mustafa Ali.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Julian Burrell.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
14/11/20·54m 46s

Ep. 219: The gas leak episode

Boy what a week. It’s one of those times where you look yourself in the mirror and ask “Does anyone even care if wrestling was on TV this week?” Answer: probably not! But let’s claw free from the darkness and talk about it anyway!Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are back to discuss a little of the wrestling that they managed to walk in the midst of such a turbulent political time. But we’re also going to discuss things like Pennsylvania’s making the babyface save, how many times we’ve cried and our hope for tomorrow. Main EventThis has been the longest week of the longest year… And y'know what? I think we all need to be reminded of a time when Wrestling was really truly a way to escape the madness. So let's all talk about our wrestling comfort food!The Three CountDanielle put over the sensual love of AEW action figures.Lindsey put over the recent episodes of NXT.Julian put over Mustafa Ali correcting the pronunciation of his nameHal put ove  the city of Philly, naturally.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Julian Burrell.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
07/11/20·50m 32s

Ep. 218: Taste the Painbow

Such Hell! Much Havoc! WWE showcased two major events this past week.Sunday was the latest edition of Hell in a Cell. This year we were lucky enough to see three really solid versions of the titular gimmick match. Roman Reigns retained his championship while Bayley and Drew lost theirs. We’ll talk about where these stories could play out from here. Plus, NXT held Halloween Havoc on Wednesday with a full slate of spoooOOOOooky matches to enjoy… even if we would have like to see some different outcomes.All of that plus  we’ll cover The Young Bucks final (?) tag title match in AEW, the possibility of MJF joining the Inner Circle and the return of Eric Bischoff to wrestling television.Main EventBefore it was just another gimmick match in WWE, Hell in a Cell used to be THE gimmick match of WWE. But now that the cell is a little taller, a little redder and a lot less bloodier, does it still have the same appeal? What changes have we noticed? And what were some of the best HIAC matches in history? We discuss it all.The Three CountJulian put over Paige explaining what her Twitch stream has meant to her.Hal put over Luchasaurus on the Inner Circle town hall.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Julian Burrell.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
31/10/20·1h 2m

Ep. 217: Wrestling is Musical Theater

Get on your dancin’ shoes and warm up those vocal chords! Hal and Danielle are back to talk about a whole lot of wrestling.AEW had what may have been our favorite segment from them ever: Le Dinner Debonair with MJF and Chris Jericho. They still aren’t doing right by their women’s division (as evidenced by Kenny Omega’s “Babes and Brooms” entrance), but are segments like this enough to keep us engaged as fans?Plus, we’ll talk about Kushida’s biggest win yet and why we’re so happy that while The New Day may be split up, they’re not broken up.Main EventThere may come a day when AEW and WWE combine forces in some way shape or form. If and when that ever happens, we can only hope that it turns out better than the 2001 WCW Invasion storyline. It was the conclusion of the Monday Night War and was among the biggest wasted opportunities in wrestling history. We’ll discuss what we thought as fans at the time and what might have improved it.The Three CountDanielle put over Naomi going viral on TikTok.Hal put over Roman Reigns and Jey Uso's ongoing story..Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
24/10/20·49m 56s

Ep. 216: The War at Home

This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are all set to talk wars. But before we talk about a war, we have to talk about the draft! As RAW and Smackdown switch stars. And perhaps the most significant change is Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods being drafted to RAW… without Big E! Why would WWE do this and what does it mean for our favorite trio? We have some theories.Please we’ll talk about the return of Lars Sullivan… and why we don’t understand how he still is with this company.Main EventIt’s been a year since AEW and NXT moved to Wednesday Nights. It’s definitely good to have another major wrestling program on TV. But we’re ready to dive into the details of what the company has done right and what they need to improve upon for the next year of shows. The Three CountDanielle put over Xavier Woods’ acting when he learned the New Day would be split up.Lindsey put over RJ City discussing the WWE Draft.Hal put over the film Body Slam.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
17/10/20·51m 13s

Ep. 215: A very blue anniversary

NOTE: We have a very special thank you for our $20 and up Max Fun Members from 31:14 to 41:33. Thanks so much for your contribution and continued support!Keep your masks on tight and protect your legs and jaws!Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are ready to discuss everything from the week in wrestling starting with NXT TakeOver 31. A fine show as always, but why does it feel like everyone on the show has had their titles forever? Is that just our impatient quarantine brain talking or is it actually a problem?Plus, we’ll get into the return of Ember Moon and how stacked the NXT women’s division is. And we haven’t forgotten about AEW which celebrated a new champion and the 30th anniversary of Chris Jericho via some very memorable cameo requests (which we’re happy to add to here)Main EventWe’ve waited a while for Mustafa Ali to get his big break and now he’s finally got it: He’s officially the leader of Retribution. How confident are we that this will lead to a major boost for him? And does his new found turn speak to how poorly WWE is able to write straight forward babyfaces in a way that gets the audience to cheer for them?The Three CountDanielle put over Effy’s big gay brunch 2020 and For the Culture.Lindsey put over Ember Moon and Toni Storm’s return and the final weeks of the G1 ClimaxHal put over the Chris Jericho anniversary celebration.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
10/10/20·1h 8m

Ep. 214: Long Live the Chief!

Take a seat at the table, anywhere you like. But not at the head! Never at the head of the table!Hal and Danielle are ready to talk about WWE’s Clash of Champions PPV. Tons of banger matches, including a top shelf Intercontinental Title Ladder match, Asuka pulling double duty, and the sins of Randy Orton’s past coming back to haunt him.We’ll also get into the build toward NXT TakeOver 31and discuss whether or not Jon Moxley’s reign as AEW World Champion has made us into fans of him as a top guy,Main EventRoman Reigns is now the Tribal Chief of the Anoa’i family and the WWE. But it’s been a long road to this point. Since he debuted in 2012, he’s won tons of accolades and has basically been WWE’s central figure. But he was also most associated with some of the most volatile crowd reactions from the past decade. We get into it all!The Three CountDanielle put over Effy’s big gay brunch 2020.Hal put over an amazing Zoom student and Candice and Johnny’s interview on NXT.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
03/10/20·52m 34s

Ep. 213: Anoa’i am the one you want

Get your Retribution names sorted and your family tree organized!Hal, Danielle and Lindsey discuss the debut of Slapjack, Mace and T-Bar from WWE’s masked faction. Those names are just as awkward as they sound, but we’ll try to have fun with it all the same.On the positive side, WWE has a ton of new names involved in title matches. Zelina Vega and Nikki Cross are finally getting a bigger stage for their respective shows' women's titles, which should be a lot of fun. But even better: Candice LeRae and Kyle O’Reilly from NXT have been thrust into title contention for the next TakeOver. All of that, plus highlights from the G1 Climax and whether or not we care about Cody Rhodes’ brief return to AEW before he goes off to bubbles unknown to host a game show. Main EventThe first family of wrestling isn’t the McMahons or the Rhodes’; you could make a much better case that it’s the Anoa’i family and all the wrestlers it’s produced over the years. Wit this family of Samoans in the spotlight this Sunday as Roman Reigns takes on Jey Uso, we’ll discuss the family tree and our favorite memories of seeing them wrestle.The Three CountDanielle put over Naomi discussing her fibroid treatment.Lindsey put over the five members of RetributionHal put over Chris Jericho and MJFHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
26/09/20·1h

Ep. 212: Christian! At last!

Hal and Lindsey are all too excited to discuss the career of one of the most underrated WWE stars of all time: Christian. He’s been a tag star, a world champion across multiple promotions and has earned the love of fans for decades.We’ll discuss everything that made him special from him breaking into the WWE as a tag star with Edge, to how he struggled to break into singles stardom to the level of his best friend, to him leaving TNA before returning to WWE and finally capturing the World Heavyweight champion.One more match! Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
19/09/20·35m 46s

Ep. 211: There goes my Miro!

If there’s going to be too much wrestling, there may as well be some exciting parts mixed in. That means new champions like NXT Champion Finn Balor and AEW tag champions FTR. Plus Miro (formerly WWE’s Rusev) made his return to wrestling as part of AEW! We’ll explain why we’re excited about him… and why it looks like AEW might be relying on former WWE talent. Just a little. The Main EventNot a great week for either AEW or WWE taking care of their performers. While the language of the actual rules is a little vague, it still remains that WWE is looking to further restrict its wrestlers appearing on third party services like YouTube, Twitch, Cameo and more. We’ll explain why this feels like a gross move. And not to be outdone, Matt Hardy took a bad fall on Saturday that resulted in him going to the hospital. While AEW insists that he doesn’t have a concussion, we remain dubious that that they handled this the right way.The Three CountLindsey and Hal put over You Cannot Kill David Arquette.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
12/09/20·51m 25s

Ep. 210: Who let the Big Dog out?

Brush, floss, stock up on your bulk quarantine foods! Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are ready to discuss a whole lot of wrestling.This includes such hot topics as does a great follow up match make up for a disappointing title match outcome? Does owning a cat slowly turn you into a heel? How much is too much when it comes to your quarantine boxed goods? Are pants the enemy of mankind? And so much more!The Main EventRoman Reigns was set to participate in one of the biggest matches at WrestleMania. And now not only is he back, but he’s got a new set of teeth, a new Universal Title and a brand new Paul Heyman! We’ll talk all about those new chompers, explain what we’re looking forward to as he embarks on this new character direction, and… yeah, we’ll talk more about those teeth of his.The Three CountDanielle put over Austin Creed's efforts to be on G4.Lindsey put over Mauro Ranallo’s career in WWE.Hal put over WrestleMania 19 in Seattle WashingtonHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
05/09/20·56m 2s

Ep. 209: Summerslam and TakeOver XXX

Glory be! What a quality Summerslam weekend. Danielle and Lindsey help break down a wonderful series of matches including Dominick Mysterio’s debut, Asuka’s renewed reign, Sonya vs. Mandy and so much more! Including of course, TakeOver XXX: The Overs that were Taken.The Three CountLindsey put over RJ City and David Arquette’s new movie and Super Eyepatch Wolf’s newest wrestling video.Danielle put over Adam Cole's reaction to the PWI 500.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
29/08/20·54m 19s

Ep 208: Cat-proof the Air Conditioner

ENTER THE THUNDERDOME!Hal and Lindsey are back to discuss the latest Big 4 PPV weekend of the quarantine wrestling saga. We’ve got SummerSlam and TakeOver on the horizon, but how excited are we? Even if WWE plans on installing a Zoom call of WWE fans in the background, are the matches up to snuff? We’ll discuss.Plus AEW has a show coming up Saturday as well. But the bigger news is that they’ll have fans in attendance at their shows starting next week! Is that safe? Probably not!And finally will bid a fond farewell to Renee Young as she prepares to wrap up her WWE career this weekend. Talking Smack… RAW Talk… Total Divas… How can we ever forget them?The Three CountLindsey put over Kota Ibushi solving the world's problems..Hal put over RJ City's Pre-Summerslam game show.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
22/08/20·53m 58s

Ep. 208: Money Plane Commentary w/ Ify Nwadiwe

As part of our Max Fun Drive Celebrations, we decided to give Edge's new film Money Plane another watch, but this time we did it LIVE with the members of The Nation of Conversation!And as a special bonus, we were joined by Ify Nwadiwe from the Max Fun show "Who Shot Ya?"We'll give you all the information you need to cue up the movie on your platform of choice before taking off with jokes throughout. Bet it all on Aligator!Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Ify Nwadiwe and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
15/08/20·1h 37m

Ep 207: The Golden Lovers w/ John Walsh (Super Eyepatch Wolf)

If you love this show and would like to support it, go to Maximumfun.org/join to become a Max Fun Member for as little as $5 a month! You’ll help keep the show going and earn special bonus gifts, including special bonus episodes of Tights and Fights.This week, our friend John Walsh (better known as Super Eyepatch Wolf on YouTube) rejoins us all the way from Ireland. We’ll chat for a bit about how the apocalypse is affecting the people in his country when… Oh yeah, wrestling! Since its inception AEW has done a lot of things right. But one thing that its consistently come short on is its women’s division. And while we’ve gotten used to the brief matches and limited character moments, it’s lately gotten worse. A women’s tag tournament with no TV time and a women’s fan community behind a $50 paywall pushed us to our limits and we’ve gotta talk about it.The Main Event:It was one of the longest running and transformative stories in the history of international wrestling: Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi as the Golden Lovers. We’ll discuss why the story of these two was so affecting from the fight, the union, the separation, the reunion and second separation.The Three CountJohn put over Showbuckle on twitter and Kenny Johnson on YouTube.   Danielle put over Orange Cassidy.Lindsey put over Rhea Ripley on NXT.Hal put over MJF's campaign on the road to his title match..Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkMore Links:Our episode with our reaction to the reunion of the Golden Lovers.The first episode where John joined us to discuss the career of the undertakerProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
08/08/20·1h 23m

Ep 206: RJ City, the real deal holy heel

If you love this show and would like to support it, go to Maximumfun.org/join to become a Max Fun Member for as little as $5 a month! You’ll help keep the show going and earn special bonus gifts, including special bonus episodes of Tights and Fights.You’ve seen him make coffee in his underwear, have a grand ol’ time in wrestling rings and pick twitter fights with Randy Orton. And now, FINALLY, RJ City has come back to Tights and Fights!We’ve got plenty of things to talk about. Sure we’ll gab a bit about wrestling and how his career has been impacted by the pandemic (don’t worry it’s not all bad news); but we’ll also talk about the important issues of our time like which wrestlers have the most kind eyes, who the best Golden Girl is and why you can always trust a wrestler who has a ton of cats. This is gonna be fun!The Three CountRJ City put over Nick Bockwinkel’s work in the AWA   Danielle put over #2BeltzBanks.Lindsey put over Kairi Sane’s farewell to WWE.Hal put over  MJF’s birthday greeting.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
01/08/20·1h 15m

Ep 205: Extreme Rules: Six One Eye!

If you love this show and would like to support it, go to Maximumfun.org/join to become a Max Fun Member for as little as $5 a month! You’ll help keep the show going and earn special bonus gifts, including special bonus episodes of Tights and Fights.Booyaka Booyaka! Six One Eye! What a disgusting show Extreme Rules was, right?But it wasn’t without its strong matches. We were incredibly interested in everything going on with Sasha vs. Asuka. A lot of people weren’t on board with the finish, but we’ll explain why we’re fine with a little screw ball in the right context.Plus we’ll get into AEW’s new star(?) Eddie Kingston and talk about why our opinions varied so much on the Young Bucks vs. Butcher and the Blade.Main EventSince the Pandemic shut down everything, WWE decided that pre-taped matches and mini-movies were an effective form of PPV content. And while we’ve gotten some great high marks like Edge vs. Randy Orton and The FireFly Funhouse, this past week gave is the low bar of the eye-for-an-eye match and the Swamp Fight. How long can WWE keep getting away with this? And is it worth pushing through the worst of this for the chance at better shows? The Three CountDanielle put over RJ City's feud against Randy Orton.  Lindsey put over FTR's interview about Black Lives Matter.Hal put over  Adam Cole vs. Pat McAfee.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
25/07/20·56m 10s

Ep 204: It’s Called a Money Plane!

If you love this show and would like to support it for as little as $5 AND earn great bonus gifts, go to maximumfun.org/join to become a Max Fun Member! It helps keep this show and other on the network going strong. Wrangle up some Alligators and stow all weapons before boarding, we’re talking all about the film Money Plane!Adam “Edge” Copeland and Kelsey Grammer star in this heist movie that features a lot of blood, a lot of swearing and one surprising small money plane.Hal, Danielle and Lindsey will walk you through all the fun to be had and try to piece together a heist movie with the worst group of thieves in existence. The Three CountDanielle put over Vicki Guerrero’s return as Nyla Rose’s manager.  Lindsey put over EVIL’s betrayal of Tetsuya Naito.Hal put over  Shayna Baszler’s return..Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
18/07/20·58m 34s

Ep 203: Mailbag!

Hal, Danielle and Lindsey back to answer questions from YOU!What are our favorite what-ifs from wrestling? What will it mean when Vince McMahon retires or dies? How could we possibly begin to rate Dalton Castle’s cats?Plus, we’ll go off on tangents as only we can, reminiscing about embarrassing family memories, our favorite wrestling in other media and much much more.The Three CountDanielle put over one specific line from Money Plane.  Lindsey put over the 8-man tag from Fyter Fest..Hal put over  Heath Slater's promo from RAW..Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Our T-Shirt is available now!
11/07/20·1h 5m

Aldi-Lete Wrestling

It's the unusual tag-team of Lindsey and producer Julian Burrell!In honor of our national holiday of Hamilton streaming on Disney+, we're focused on both of Wednesday night's shows.First we'll get into AEW's Fyter Fest. In addition to being a bit of a dated joke, it's also a solid show! There were plenty of great promos and tag matches that we'll pick apart. And while we love seeing Kenny and Adam defend the titles, is Kenny suffering because of this partnership? We'll take a look.Then we'll talk about NXT's Great American  Bash. Another night of great matches and proof positive that we've come around on the encore presentation of Bayley and Sasha as a tag team.Plus, we'll explain why AEW may be the Aldi version of Monday Night RAW... but that's not necessarily a bad thing.Hosted by  Lindsey Kelk and Julian BurrellProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
04/07/20·53m 27s

Ep. 201: #SpeakingOut

Unfortunately, this week necessitates another look at Problematic Wrestling Corner. The biggest part of that is the #SpeakingOut campaign that’s outed a number of people’s awful actions in the business, including one person who’s appeared on this show multiple times. We’ll reflect accordingly.Plus, we’ll look into which company will decide to take Tessa Blanchard despite her litany of accusations now that she’s been let go from Impact Wrestling and we’ll appropriately rage at WWE failing to protect its workers from COVID.And once we’ve gotten that out of our system… we’ll talk about some of our favorite things that we saw from the shows this week. Don’t worry, there’s still joy to be had!The Three CountLindsey put Yano on New Japan.Hal Britt Baker vs. Big Swole’s feud..Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
27/06/20·48m 50s

Ep 200: The 200th episode!

Hal and Lindsey are here on this seminal episode of Tights and Fights! We’ll reminisce just for a bit, but then we’ll get back to what we love: Talking about wrestling!We had what will go down as a match that was called The Greatest Wrestling Match EVER, with Randy Orton as the victor and Edge injured. Where do we go from here? And why lead into it with a circus song?Plus Cody Rhodes is on quite the hot streak lately! We anticipate that his growing success and detachment from his allies has him on the path for a heel turn… but we mostly just remain distracted by that neck tattoo of his.Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t also briefly talk about the #SpeakingOut campaign on Twitter that’s outting a number of wrestlers as sexual predators. There’s still a lot to sort through, but we’ll give our thoughts on everything we’ve heard so far. The Three CountLindsey put Zack Sabre. Jr.'s post-match interview.Hal put over The Last Ride documentary.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
20/06/20·49m 39s

Ep 199: NXT TakeOver & Dagwoodin’

Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are back to discuss NXT TakeOver in your House! It was a show that was full of an angry Finn Balor, a new champion, jumping off the house AND the return of our beloved hero Todd Pettengill!But was this Sunday the swansong for our beloved Velveteen Dream on NXT? We’ll discuss if the Backlot Brawl was a proper farewell. In other news, Sasha Banks has a new championship! She’s one half of the women’s tag champions with Bayley. But why does this seem to underscore some of the problems we’ve had with her booking? We’ll explain.The Three CountDanielle put over Edge’s upcoming movie Money Plane.Lindsey put Rhea Ripley’s encounter with Robert Stone.Hal put over Kacy Catanzaro’s TikTok.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
13/06/20·48m 11s

Ep. 198: The Tennessee Loop

Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are back, but wow what a trying week it’s been. The protests over the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have affected people across the world. Wrestling is no exception. Dozens of prominent wrestlers have responded to the news in some remarkably encouraging ways that we’ll discuss. But we’ll also properly shame the few that spoke out in bad or questionable faith.Plus, we’ve gotta talk about some normal wrestling right? There’s been plenty of developments like the road to The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever(?), WWE working us into a shoot with Drake Maverick and why Jim Ross should leave the blue chew at home the next time he’s on comedy.The Three CountDanielle put over Big E’s tweets from this past week.Lindsey put over the best of wrestling’s response to the chaos including Michael Vincent Young.Hal put over Adam Cole’s staring contest with a hamster.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
06/06/20·57m 46s

Ep 197: Trouble or Nothing

Help us develop our advertisement strategy and earn a discount on the Max Fun store by going to maximumfun.org/adsurvey!The charming twosome of Hal and Lindsey have joined forces! The biggest subject? AEW’s Double or Nothing PPV! Cody has a brand new and (temporarily?) hideous championship. Is it weird that the boss is the inaugural winner of the new strap? We’ll discuss.Plus, there were so many women’s matches from AEW this week! Is this a one time thing or can we expect things to be on the up from here? And are we going to survive the absence of our beloved Dr. Britt Baker DDS?Of course we’ll touch on plenty of things from WWE as well, including our new champion Apollo Crews, one of the most peculiar NXT promos and whether or not we could be saying good-bye to our beloved bro too soon.The Three CountLindsey put over Oney Lorcan and Danny BurchHal put over Britt Baker’s promo.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
30/05/20·57m 40s

Ep. 196: Give Kairi Sane an Ocarina

Help us develop our advertisement strategy and earn a discount on the Max Fun store by going to maximumfun.org/adsurvey!Hal, Lindsey and Danielle have a whole lot of wrestling to talk about, especially concerning the women.We’re officially one week into the post-Becky era. You know how we can tell? Because WWE has broken the glass on the Charlotte Flair emergency supply and made sure she’s on every show of the week. Are we excited to see her moonsault her way through the red, yellow AND blue brands? Plus, Asuka had her official coming out party as RAW women’s champion and it featured Kairi Sane’s adorable recorder play. What other instruments should she be playing? Probably all of them right?Plus, we’ll discuss what Britt Baker’s injury means for AEW’s women’s division, discuss a bunch of the amazing promos that we saw this week and pay tribute to our lost hero Shad Gaspard.The Three CountDanielle put over a wrestling TikTok.Lindsey put over the silly and fun entrance of Karrion KrossHal put over The Undertaker's Last Ride documentaryHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
23/05/20·52m 32s

Ep. 195: Mommy in the Bank

Money in the Bank! Mom in the making!WWE’s first post-Mania PPV was not the biggest news of the week thanks to Becky Lynch’s big announcement: She and Seth Rollins are having a baby! That had a number of repercussions across the company’s hierarchy. Most significantly, Asuka is now the RAW women’s champion! We’ll try to digest all of this news, including a Hall of Fame worthy promo from Shayna Baszler.Plus, do our eyes deceive us or does it look like AEW is set to give a ton of its best women their own rivalries! What! We can only hope, but the signs are looking good.Plus, the ups and downs of the damndest Money in the Bank ladder match of all time, the return of our beloved IIconics and the tragic farewell to one of the most beloved fwends in the wrestling world: RIP Vanguard 1.The Three CountDanielle put over Nyla Rose on AEW.Lindsey put overRJ City on The BumpHal put over Shayna Baszler’s promo on Becky LynchHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
16/05/20·51m 2s

Ep. 194: The joy of prestling

We’ve got us a full house once again! Mike Eagle makes his triumphant return to join Hal, Danielle and Lindsey and he’s got a lot on his mind.First, he’ll tell us why these empty arena shows, regardless of the quality of the matches, are just not working for him. There’s almost a fundamental disconnect between him and the show when there’s not audience and he just can’t get past it. He’ll explain.Plus, we’ll go through some of the biggest things from wrestling from Sammy Guevara getting run down by a golf cart, Brandi Rhodes getting attacked by a snake and AJ Styles’ return from the boneyard.The Main EventJon Moxley is the second ever AEW Champion and seems to be set as a cornerstone of the company. In the years prior though, he was WWE’s Dean Ambrose who was by turns a champion and a lunatic. We’ll discuss why his transition to a new company has done him such good and talk about what his legacy ultimately could be.The Three CountDanielle put over Nikki realizing that she’s pregnant.Lindsey put over Brandi’s promo from AEWHal put over MJF’s promos and Mike put over Bryan Alvarez’s recaps.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Mike Eagle.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
09/05/20·1h 4m

Ep. 193: Wrestling brain food with Simon Gotch

Hal and Danielle are joined by Simon Grimm (aka Simon Gotch). He’s perhaps best known for his time in WWE and NXT where he was one half of the Vaudvillains tag team with Aiden English. He’ll tell us all about what it’s been like to navigate the waters of COVID-19 as an independent wrestler who can’t wrestle right now. He’s also got thoughts on things like WWE and AEW’s empty arena shows, the evolution of the modern fans’ sensibilities and some of the most disgusting diseases that wrestlers are vulnerable to.The Three CountSimon put over Leyla Hirsh and Matt Makowski.Danielle put over wrestling twitter after darkHal put over Dr. Britt Baker DDS’ tour of her office.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Simon Gotch.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
02/05/20·49m 31s

Ep. 192: Colt “Zoom Zoom” Cabana

Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by podcaster and AEW wrestler Colt Cabana. After years as an independent star, he’s now under contract for a major company. He’ll tell us why he decided to join the land of the Elite and how its impacted his dates with other companies.Plus, with AEW continuing to broadcast in front of empty arenas, Colt will tell us how that’s affected his mindset as a performer and why he may love working in the new setting.All of this plus which family member is desperate for Colt to win the title, why wrestlers have gotten a lot less shy with showcasing certain body parts in their ring gear and a lot more. Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our brand new Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
25/04/20·1h 10m

Ep. 191: Let's get ready to furlough

This was one of the bleakest weeks in wrestling history. WWE announced sweeping layoffs that affected tons of people behind the scenes, including locker room favorites and people that were involved in WrestleMania. It’s hard to even know where to begin but, like most of you are, we’re just really sad. We’ll be bummed for a bit and express hope that they’ll be set for greener pastures once the world returns to a friendlier space for international wrestling. As if that wasn’t enough we’ll also discuss the career of Howard Finkel who unfortunately died a few days ago. And, as hard as it is, we’ll try to have some laughs at the regular silliness that happened on the wrestling TV shows this week. Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our brand new Tights and Fights Discord! If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts. Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
18/04/20·48m 38s

Ep. 190: WrestleMania 36

The loneliest WrestleMania in history has officially wrapped up. It was a setting unlike any other in history, with a grand total of zero spectators and truly bizarre taped segments in the place of vignettes. How were the matches affected by the lack of an audience? Were the experimental bits of a show a hit? And which title changes were we in favor of and which did we disapprove? There’s a lot to get into, but luckily it’s not too big for one episode! Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our brand new Tights and Fights Discord! If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts. Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
11/04/20·59m 43s

Ep. 189: One bang by land

It’s the final week before WrestleMania! And despite everything, WWE has set up a match that we’re at least cautiously interested in. Without being able to use a live audience, they have leaned on in-ring and pre-taped promos to carry the weight of the build. How successful were they? We’ll discuss! Plus, we’ll still get into what AEW is up in the absence of their audience and a massive PPV to build to. That includes the great things like Brit Baker’s shoe… and the not so great things like antiquated squash matches. The Three Count Danielle put over Sasha Banks’ Bella cosplay. Lindsey put over Britt Baker’s Shoe. Hal put over The Ruthless Aggression series on WWE Network. Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our brand new Tights and Fights Discord! If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts. Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
04/04/20·46m 36s

Ep. 188: Nation of Conversation in Isolation

Hal, Lindsey and Danielle are back together… remotely! But the hits just keep coming for WrestleMania. Roman Reigns has formally dropped out of his match against Goldberg for the Universal Title for the sake of his health. And he has reason to be concerned; a number of wrestlers have come down with symptoms, including the Miz. Despite, that it still seems like WrestleMania is going to happen in just over a week. We’ll discuss why that still seems like bad idea, plus all the other news from the week, including the cancelation of NXT TakeOver: Tampa and Matt Hardy’s offer to join the Innner Circle The Three Count Danielle put over Roman Reigns’ courage to not go on with his Mania match. Lindsey put over Candice Lerae’s recent interview. Hal put over Sami Zayn on commentary. Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our brand new Tights and Fights Discord! If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts. Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
28/03/20·49m 6s

Ep. 187: EmptyMania

Hal, Lindsey and Danielle are back together… in a manner of speaking. They’re hanging out remotely just like 90% of wrestlers in the world.  This week we finally got to see what WWE is going to do about WrestleMania in the wake of safety concerns with COVID-19. The show will take place the first weekend of April as scheduled, with some major differences; It will take place in an empty Performance Center over the course of two days.  While this is probably the best way to have a show on this scale in the midst of a pandemic, we’ll speculate as to how you have the biggest show of the year without any fans present. Plus, we’ll explain why AEW has already gotten the empty arena shows down a bit better than WWE so far… even if their other shortcomings are still present. Plus, the long awaited rebirth of Gronka-donka-doo! The Three Count Danielle and Lindsey put over Big E’s antics on Twitter. Hal put over MJF on AEW. Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. Hal has an upcoming show live streaming over the internet on Sunday March 22nd benefiting the New York and LA food bank. Tickets are sold here! If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our brand new Tights and Fights Discord! If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts. Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
21/03/20·54m 45s

Ep. 186: Wrestling From Home

Hal and Lindsey are joined by Dan Sinker from the "Says Who?" podcast to discuss one of those rare instances where the real world actually affected wrestling. COVID-19 has led to AEW and Smackdown scheduling empty arena live shows. And that’s gotta mean that WrestleMania is going to be postponed… right?  But in the meantime, let’s talk about what may end up being the last normal week of wrestling for God knows how long… A week that included the Elimination Chamber PPV, Drew McIntyre squashing a spider, Nick Jackson getting squashed by a garage door and the build to a number of shows that should probably be cancelled sooner rather than later.  The Three Count Dan put over the upcoming Battle of the Brands season 2. Lindsey put over The Broserweights flip the switch challenge and David Arquette’s recent interview. Hal put over Braun Strowman's PSA.. Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our brand new Tights and Fights Discord! If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts. Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
14/03/20·55m 48s

Ep. 185: Rap slack and Edge’s career

Hal and Lindsey discuss AEW’s Revolution PPV. The match that undoubtedly stole the show was Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page defending the titles vs. The Young Bucks. It exemplified the strong story-telling that Kenny and his cohorts are capable of. We’ll discuss why we love the match so much and why we can’t wait for what’s next. Plus, we’ve got a new AEW World Champion! Jon Moxley has reached the mountain top after beating Chris Jericho. And while we’re excited about him as champion, we’ll also discuss why the match didn’t quite reach the heights set by the rest of the PPV. But all is not entirely great in the land of the elite. Lindsey will explain why she’s become disheartened by the AEW women’s division, especially compared to its Wednesday night counterpart on NXT. The Main Event He was a star for more than ten years. He understood heel psychology better than almost anyone of his time and eventually became one of the biggest stars of the WWE. Between tag teams, 5 second poses, championships, a live sex celebration (Yeah, that really happened) there’s never been a star like the Rated R Superstar, Edge. And now that he’s back, we’re going to discuss our favorite moments from his career. The Three Count Lindsey put over the upcoming Elizabeth Warren's dog Bailey.. Julian put over John Cena attacking Edge. Danielle put over Johnny Gargano's interview with Mauro. Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our brand new Tights and Fights Discord! If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts. Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
07/03/20·53m 9s

Ep. 184: Thank your local Bella

Danielle’s once again in the throes of some real-deal TV work and hasn’t had much time to watch wrestling. But, luckily we’ve got a Lindsey Kelk here to chat things up. That includes NXT, which is shaping up its road to WrestleMania and TakeOver nicely. Bianca Belair lost to Charlotte Flair. With a number one contendership ladder match coming up at TakeOver, will that be Bianca’s next opportunity to shine? Or is she destined to regularly edge close to glory without going all the way? Plus, it looks like WALTER and Imperium want the Finn Balor rub (don’t we all though?). Vague shades of fascism aside, it should be incredible. We’ll discuss it in full. And AEW has their first PPV of 2020 coming up this month. Between the Bucks vs. Page & Omega and Nyla Rose vs. Kris Statlander, there’s a lot to get excited about. But Lindsey thinks that there are a number of things that need to be improved if we want to continue whole-heartedly embracing the land of the Elite. All of that… and yeah, we’ll talk a little bit about Goldberg being the new Universal Champion. The Main Event Just as we expected, Nikki and Brie Bella are the latest inductees to the WWE Hall of Fame. And just as we expected, a whole bunch of people are big mad about it. We’ll explain why the Bellas are such transcendent stars worthy of such an honor as we recap some of the biggest moments from their careers. The Three Count Lindsey put over the upcoming New Japan cup tournament. Julian put over Nyla Rose on Talk is Jericho. Danielle put over NXT’s Melanin Magic PPV. Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our brand new Tights and Fights Discord! If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts. Plus our brand new T-Shirt is available now!
29/02/20·50m 37s

Ep. 183: Nat King Cole Bay-Bay

Confession time: Danielle has had one helluva busy week with work beyond wrestling. But never fear, she still got to watch NXT TakeOver: Portland! Banger matches, character progression, story advancement… pretty standard fare for a TakeOver at this point, right? We’ll say where we see all of our favorites go from here as we prepare for the final stretch to WWE in Tampa. Unfortunately Danielle wasn’t able to see the rest of the wrestling from the week. Luckily Hal (and some interstitial comments to Julian) are going to help get her up to speed. We’ll get into everything from Cody’s bleeding habits, Nyla Rose’s underrated promo ability, the silliness of the Elimination Chamber and tons more. The Three Count Danielle put over Sasha Banks on "Mandalorian". Julian put over Monday Night RAW Hal put over the NXT commentary team and their work on NXT TakeOver: Portland Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
22/02/20·43m 1s

Ep. 182: TakeOver: Pirates’ Booty.

The full group of wrassle friends is reunited! Hal, Danielle and Lindsey have tons of good wrestling to discuss after so long apart. Including Shayna Baszler taking a big bite out of Becky Lynch, AEW’s battle of the One-eyed Willies and new AEW women’s champion, Nyla Rose. But all that aside... we’ve also got to talk about the XFL! Which is apparently… good now? And are we witnessing the finale of Matt Hardy’s WWE career? We’ll salute the formerly woken warrior and explain why him taking up for Edge is actually hilarious in the context of his career. All of that.. Plus we’ll explain why the Bellas are more than worthy of a Hall of Fame nomination, despite the worst corners of wrestling twitter’s opinions. The Three Count Daniell put over Faye Jackson’s grey sweatpants battle royal. Lindsey put over The Broserweights and Britt Baker. Hal put over the Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
15/02/20·56m 37s

Ep. 181: The Wrestling Cinematic Universe

Pod Dad Hal Lublin is finally back! And in the absence of Danielle and Lindsey, he’s hanging out with producer Julian Burrell to discuss his retrospective thoughts on all the wrestling he’s missed. That starts with the Royal Rumble and the two winners of the titular matches. Lindsey and Danielle really and enjoyed the Rumble, a sentiment Hal and Julian share… if a little less enthusiastically. But where they completely differ is their assessment of the men’s Rumble. They’ll explain why they thought the use of Brock Lesnar worked for them so well. Plus, Cody Rhodes delivered what Hal considered the most affecting wrestling moment Hal has ever seen on television. And Julian is excited to see the collision of the Queen, the NXT Champion and the EST of NXT. And we’re also proud to introduce you to the Wrestling Cinematic Universe and all of the possibilities that it holds for our heroes (hint: a lot of dentists). The Three Count Julian put over Frank Turner's wrestling fandom and Dr.Chris Raynor’s explanation of Edge’s surgery. Hal put over the Britt Baker's promo. Hosted by Hal Lublin and Julian Burrell Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
08/02/20·55m 58s

Ep. 180: NXT TakeOver Worlds Collide & Royal Rumble

It’s the first WWE Big 4 Weekend of the year! First Lindsey and Danielle break down NXT TakeOver: Worlds Collide. There were plenty of great matches, but the event did highlight a problem WWE has with the presentation of  foreign wrestlers. For instance: Do we really need the faux fascist imagery of Imperium to sell their dominance? Then it’s time for a deep dive into the Royal Rumble. For the third year, it was highlighted by a men’s and women’s iteration of the event, each won by Charlotte Flair and Drew McIntyre, respectively. What were some of the best moments? What did the team think about the direction of these two very different showcases? Plus, a look at the amazing and momentous returns from the show, who’s really improved on the mic on AEW and why Finn still showcases his finer points EVERY week on NXT The Three Count Lindsey put over Ref Aubrey's tweets about her mental health. Julian put over his favorite promo from Edge. Danielle put over the Nikki and Brie Bella's pregancy announcement. Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
01/02/20·49m 10s

Ep. 179: Hornin' it up

Danielle and Lindsey are ready to breakdown the final shows before WWE’s Royal Rumble show! No matter how we’re feeling about the current WWE product, the Rumble always seems to draw back the audience at large. Why? Because it’s the formal start of WrestleMania season and consequential stories in WWE! But there are also stories in AEW to take note of. But things seem to be going awry in the house that Tony Khan built, at least from the storytelling perspective. We’ll explain why we’re feeling unsure about Dynamite’s direction, while still voicing our optimism that their eventual move to two nights a week could be great for them. Finally, we’ll talk about NXT. It continues to be a great and successful show week in and week out. Between the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and Keith Lee as the new North American Champion, there’s a lot to love. And that includes Finn Balor’s....appearance in his match this week. We’ll explain. The Three Count Lindsey put over Becky Lynch on WWE Backstage. Julian put over these pictures from Keith Lee across the years in WWE. Danielle put over the Big E's dream match from the Feel The Power podcast. Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
25/01/20·55m 23s

Ep. 178: Wrestling should be FUN w/ Darnell Mitchell

This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Darnell Mitchell. He’s one of the heads behind the Brooklyn-based wrestling promotion Uncanny Attraction. Like any respectable wrestling organization, Uncanny Attraction will be in Tampa Bay on WrestleMania week (April 2nd at 11PM). He’s also ready to announce the show’s main event: Effy vs. AEW’s Sunny Kiss! Tickets are going to be available soon! Darnell will tell us all about what it was like to go from a fan to a professional in the industry, which independent wrestlers and promotions he’s most excited to see and why so many wrestlers need to step up their suit game. The Main Event Tessa Blanchard was known across the international wrestling scene as someone whose star was only going to burn brighter. She’s been a champion in multiple organizations, including the current World Champion of Impact. But in the midst of her greatest accomplishment, word has come out from multiple wrestlers that Tessa has a history of being a bully and a racist. It’s a lot to take in, but we share our reactions.  The Three Count Darnell put over artist Lauren Moran and the MV Young No Ring Death Match Extravaganza  Lindsey put over this week’s episode of NXT, especially the debut of Mercedes Martinez. Danielle put over the latest episode of Being the Elite with Kris Statlander and Orange Cassidy. Hosted by Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Darnell Mitchell. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
18/01/20·1h

Ep. 177: Wrestling Kingdom 14 w/ James Durbin

Buy the new Tights and Fights shirt at maxfunstore.com! This week, Hal and Lindsey are joined by James Durbin. He’s a known singer, actor and American Idol participant who’s also a HUGE wrestling fan. But a major blindspot in his fandom has been New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 14.  For the first time ever, this event was split into two days of extremely long cards. There thankfully was no noticeable drop in match quality across both shows, but it cannot be understated: This is a LOT of wrestling and watching it all will take at least a little bit of patience. In that spirit, we take a look at some of the major matches, including the champ-champ efforts of Tetsuya Naito, the heelish tactics of Jay White and KENTA and discuss whether or not Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho’s appearances mean we should expect more collaborations between NJPW and AEW. The Three Count James put over The New Day Podcast Feel the Power. Lindsey put over Jushin “Thunder” Liger’s retirement ceremony. Julian put over the press conference with Jushin and Tiger Mask. Hosted by Hal Lublin, Lindsey Kelk and James Durbin. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
11/01/20·56m 35s

Tights and Fights Ep. 176: Full Jellicle

Don’t let that final segment on RAW fool you; there was actually a lot of really great wrestling to end 2019 and kick off 2020! Buddy Murphy and Aleister Black continue to impress in their second outing, Andrade and Zelina are back on track with the United States Championship in tow AND MJF cut another fantastic promo. But it’s not all good news: AEW’s production has continued to slip in the past few months. We’ll examine why the company’s picture-in-picture strategy isn’t working for us. Plus: after the women’s championship fatal fourway, one thing has become very clear: the company has ONE woman with a clearly defined character and it’s not the champion Riho.  All of this… plus we’ll somehow find a way to mix in conversations about Cats throughout the show. Misandry Corner The Bobby/Lana/Rusev story has been maligned by the audience for a while now. But this week it somehow took a turn for the worse with Liv Morgan getting involved as Lana’s former lover. How bad is this story for everyone involved? Is anything being salvaged? And most importantly: Who would play these roles if we recast them all as men? Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
04/01/20·59m 39s

Ep. 175: The Rusev Day Special

Tights and Fights has a new shirt available at maxfunstore.com! Happy Holidays! And there’s no better way to celebrate this special time a year with the most important holiday that coincidentally shares a date with all other holidays: Rusev Day! Comedian and Writer Joey Clift joins us to talk about the careers of Lana and Rusev. We’ll take a deep dive into all of it, from their early days as the Ravishing Russian commanding the Bulgarian Brute to crush all the way to the present with the institution of Rusev Day and the most notorious couples story of modern wrestling. Plus, Joey tells us about the rest of his present favs like Orange Cassidy and the rest of the AEW cast and which wrestling segment made him want to call the police as a child. Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk. Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun. If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.
28/12/19·57m 5s