Sky Sports Lock Up

Sky Sports Lock Up

By Sky Sports

Join Sky Sports WWE Editor Jefferson Lake and the team as they delve into the world of Sports Entertainment. The Lock Up crew will be breaking down Raw and SmackDown plus all the latest news and topics from the world of WWE. We'll be chatting with the current crop of Superstars as well as stars from the past! So don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to Sky Sports Lock Up on iTunes.


WWE TLC reviewed | Was Flair in the wrong? – WWE wrestler of the decade

The end is nigh for the Lock Up as the team present the final peek into the inner sanctum before the podcast goes to the great wrestling ring in the sky.WWE Editor Jefferson Lake is joined by Faz, TJ, Anton Toloui and Jas Marwaha for an emotional farewell to the intelligent conversation and hilarious bants as the team offer their thoughts on all things WWE for the final time.On the schedule for discussion today: What went wrong in the main event at TLC? Was Charlotte Flair to blame? Have the women’s tag-team titles been elevated? Should the post-match angle have taken place? And what next for Asuka and Kairi Sane?The team also unpack the debate about the best superstar of the past 10 years, pick their MVP and rising star of the past year and reflect on the past three years of Sky Sports coverage of WWE.
18/12/191h 20m

WWE TLC previewed | Batista and the nWo join the Hall of Fame – Seth Rollins turns heel

The Lock Up crew make their penultimate trip to the inner sanctum for a “the end is almost nigh” offering of intelligent conversation and hilarious bants centred around this Sunday’s final Sky Sports WWE pay-per-view, TLC.The gang explore all of the confirmed matches so far as WWE rounds out both their 2019 schedule and life on that station which has been their broadcast partner for the past three decades.On the agenda for discussion: Would anyone make a worse Fiend than Bo Dallas? How successful has Seth Rollins’ heel turn been? Are Asuka and Kairi Sane about to form the greatest faction in wrestling history? And is Samoa Joe the new Tazz?With a dash of Hall of Fame conversation, this is another episode packed with mayhem as the Lock Up team take (almost) the final step on their journey to joining the rest of the podcasts in that great audio provider in the sky!
11/12/191h 17m

The Fiend’s powers | Rollins in cahoots with AoP? Where’s Becky? Plus Survivor Series catchup!

After a week out, the Lock Up crew make a long overdue return to the inner sanctum, touching on Survivor Series whilst catching up on the latest SmackDown and last two Raw shows. Has The Fiend developed the power to transform superstars back to their former gimmicks? Where is Becky Lynch? Could Seth Rollins be about to form a faction with AoP – and does anyone care if he does?Check out in-depth answers to all of these questions and more, along with thrilling tangents about Peter Ndlovu, Kevin Nolan, the conclusion of Friends and the art of writing best man’s speech as the Lock Up crew once again, er, lock up!
04/12/1947m 19s

Survivor Series Preview | Can Rey dethrone the Beast? Will women steal the show? Which NXT stars will show up?

The Lock Up crew are back in the inner sanctum to run the rule over an action-packed Survivor Series card in which Raw, SmackDown and NXT stage their annual battle for brand supremacy.Survivor Series features competitors from NXT for the first time in its history and with them comes plenty of intrigue.Will Seth Rollins remain loyal to Raw? Will Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks take the first steps on the road to renewing their Four Horsewomen rivalry? And will the midweek stand-off between Io Shirai and Kairi Sane be built on?There is also a deep dive into the unique triple threat match between WWE’s women’s champions Becky Lynch, Bayley and Shayna Baszler, and an analysis of how exactly Rey Mysterio could achieve the seemingly impossible and dethrone Brock Lesnar as WWE champion.
21/11/1956m 55s

Bayley & The Revival exclusives | Raw and SmackDown hit Manchester – Farewell to Fury?

The Lock Up crew return to the inner sanctum after their road trip to Manchester for the live tapings of Raw and SmackDown, where the arena experience was quite different to what the television audience saw!The gang take a deep dive into all things blue and red after seeing the shows unfold in the flesh. Bayley stops by for a world exclusive interview about the lack of respect WWE continues to show her and the team also speak to The Revival hours before their heart-breaking tag title loss to the New Day.The team also break down Tyson Fury’s final appearance, take a look at the invasion angle developments – and whether it hurt Imperium and WALTER – and the unseen (by the Manchester crowd) Fiend attack on Daniel Bryan.
13/11/191h 8m

NXT Invasion | Brilliant Baszler, Brock leaves SmackDown & Cole's title defences

The Lock Up crew are back to break down a superb pair of WWE episodes of Raw and SmackDown – which saw superstars from NXT leave their pre-Survivor Series mark on the main roster!With the invasion top of the agenda for discussion, was this the best episode of SmackDown in recent memory? And how much did WWE having their ‘backs against the wall’ because of the Saudi travel issues impact on booking?With some Rey Mysterio baseball bat chat and another passionate plea from TJ to stop the squash matches, plus enough fantasy booking to fill the next three months of WWE, this is a must-listen episode!
06/11/1955m 25s

Crown Jewel review | Bonus episode! Tyson Fury debut! The Fiend wins Universal Championship!

In this bonus episode of the Lock Up, we take a look back at WWE Crown Jewel! Tyson Fury makes his debut, Brock Lesnar beats Cain Velasquez and we have a new Universal Champion in The Fiend!
01/11/1944m 49s

Crown Jewel preview | Exclusive Tyson Fury interview and Crown Jewel media event watch along

The Lock Up gang return as they look back at the past week’s offerings from the red and blue brands, plus we look ahead to Crown Jewel! We have an exclusive interview with Tyson Fury ahead of his WWE debut match with Braun Strowman and then the crew watch Wednesday’s Crown Jewel media event ahead of the Sky Sports Box Office showing this Thursday!
30/10/191h 27m

WWE SmackDown & Raw reviewed | Cain Velasquez’s punches – Has Seth Rollins changed?

The Lock Up crew return once again for a slice of intelligent conversation and hilarious bants from inside the inner sanctum as the past week’s offerings from the red and blue brands get the deep dive treatment.The Crew run the rule over a curious episode of SmackDown and a crown jewels-less Raw in which the key talking point concerned the Crown Jewel pay-per-view. Cain Velasquez burst into a WWE ring once again and hit Shelton Benjamin with some ‘interesting’ punches and Seth Rollins held off the challenge of Humberto Cariillo – with The Fiend nowhere to be seen.With a mixed reaction to the Street Profits’ debut, a new layer in the Kofi Kinston story potentially emerging and the traditional weekly Bayley conversation, this is another can’t miss episode from the home of WWE in the UK and Ireland!
23/10/1952m 21s

WWE Draft 2019 | Who won and lost? – Exclusive Bayley interview

The Lock Up team are back in town with your weekly dose of intelligent conversation and hilarious bants about all things sports entertainment after WWE presented their annual roster reshuffle with the draft.The gang break down who went where – and why – and how successful the draft was. The crew also pick an overall winning brand and contemplate the potential – and enormously sad – destruction of the Firefly Fun House, Bayley’s drastic new look and even more drastic heel turn-confirming actions and what could possibly lie ahead for the deposed champion Kofi Kingston.WWE SmackDown women’s champion Bayley also joins the Lock Up to discuss her future career plans, potential dream opponents and what really happened with her and Sasha Banks in the locker room at WrestleMania!
16/10/191h 20m

Hell In A Cell reviewed | The controversial ending – Drew Gulak and IIconics interviews – More Tyson Fury goodness

It’s back to a table for two on the Lock Up this week but there is no romance in the air at the Sky studios as a brutal assessment of a hugely controversial Hell In A Cell is delivered.The pay-per-view has been roundly criticised for a highly controversial ending to the main event match between Universal champion Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt’s Fiend creation, and we dissect the hows and the whys of the non-finish to end all non-finishes. Did it damage the Fiend character? Has Seth Rollins inadvertently become the new Roman Reigns? And is it time to retire the Hell In A Cell concept?The team also take a look at the similarly strange decisions in the two women’s matches at the event, plus Drew Gulak and the IIconics, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, get the unique Lock Up interview treatment!
09/10/191h 25m

SmackDown’s big debut reviewed | Tyson Fury meets WWE – The Rock returns – Brock wins the title

The Lock Up team welcome a select group of international wrestling journalists in a Los Angeles hotel bar for an extra special panel edition to break down an action-packed and chaotic Friday night debut for SmackDown!The Rock was back to delight the Staples Center fans, providing a major ‘rub’ for both Becky Lynch and Baron Corbin, the Fiend was up to his usual menacing tricks, Brock is back in possession of championship gold and there was a bizarre special appearance from British boxer Tyson Fury. WWE Editor Jefferson Lake and a round table of guests break down all of that and everything in between on an intriguing first night for the new-look SmackDown.With exclusive interviews from Baron Corbin and Ricochet, plus a run-in from Cesaro, this is an episode for the ages from our team on the ground on the other side of the pond!
05/10/191h 8m

Triple H exclusive | Raw reviewed & SmackDown previewed – Will CM Punk return?

The Lock Up team present the first half of their double-header of episodes from the United States with an inside peek at the Performance Center and an in-depth chat with the godfather of NXT himself, Triple H!Listen in as Trips gave us his views on the new wrestling era which began this week, his hopes and dreams for NXT and SmackDown and the possibility of a return to the world of WWE for CM Punk. The Game also gave his views on whether or not The Rock’s appearance on Friday night will be a one-off or if the most electrifying man in sports entertainment could rediscover the unique buzz of being inside the squared circle.Bobby Lashley’s bizarre return to Raw is also analysed, as is the latest outing for the Fiend alongside a look at the match line-ups which lie ahead for this week’s debut Friday night SmackDown and a cosy Orlando chat with Matt Riddle!
02/10/1953m 17s

WWE’s Season "Finale" | Was there too much Fiend? Can Rey win one last title? Plus a Triva Quiz Challenge!

The Lock Up team once again reunite the four-man crew for a lengthy look at this week’s Raw and SmackDown! Under the microscope this week: Has The Fiend become overexposed after his many appearances on this week’s Raw? Will the latest chapter of Rey Mysterio’s underdog story lead him to an unexpected Universal title reign? Have the Four Horsewoman consumed all of the energy the WWE writing team has for the women’s division? And surely we aren’t already facing up to the prospect of Daniel Bryan returning to the face side of the roster?With answers to all of these things, the debut of a new quiz feature and TJ’s tales of ice-related woe, this week’s episode is must-listen material for the discerning WWE fan!
25/09/191h 22m

Clash of Champs fallout | Fiend the best thing in WWE? Beef between Banks & Bliss? Will Brock win on first Friday Night SmackDown?

The Lock Up team are reunited for a bumper four-man breakdown of Clash of Champions and all of the action from the lively episodes of Raw and SmackDown which followed.The crew explore the awesomeness of The Fiend and whether or not the surprise appearance of Bray Wyatt ‘saved’ Clash of Champions. The apparent beef between Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss is also discussed as well as determining what lies ahead for beaten challengers Randy Orton and Braun Strowman.The team ask the question ‘Will Brock Lesnar beat Kofi Kingston to win the WWE Title on the first Friday Night SmackDown?’ Then after a mini King Corbin lovin’, you’ll find an attempt to unpack the pure Attitude Era-mayhem of the Mike and Maria Kanellis storyline, an assessment on Rusev’s new appearance and an early look at the WWE draft.
18/09/191h 32m

WWE Clash of Champions preview | Time to worry about the Raw ratings? – Will Kevin Owens show up in NXT?

The Lock Up crew are back and so is the traditional intro as the final episodes of Raw and SmackDown before Sunday’s pay-per-view event Clash of Champions are assessed.The crew deep dive into all 10 matches scheduled to take place on Sunday night’s Sky Sports Box Office event. Will Sasha Banks capitalise on her red-hot return to the company to take the Raw title from Becky Lynch? Will Randy Orton’s recent brilliance be rewarded with another WWE title run? And how will Seth Rollins fare in his first Universal title defence against an opponent not named Brock Lesnar.To hear the answers to these questions direct from the inner sanctum, hit the download button and let this week’s slice of audio goodness fill your ears!
12/09/191h 19m

RAW is VAR | Bayley turn, King of the Ring QFs & Firefly Fun House returns with a bang!

There was plenty to get stuck into this week with an epic episode of Raw. The boys take a – perhaps somewhat predictable – deep dive into Bayley’s turn to the dark side on Raw this week, with Jeff pushing the nuances displayed in her character, whilst also looking at what it might mean for the Four Horsewomen unit overall. An intriguing Firefly Fun House is broken down, Erick Rowan’s voice is heard for the first time and the team discuss the use of video refereeing during a perfectly executed match between Samoa Joe and Ricochet.With a healthy sprinkling of fantasy booking and a particularly spicy TJ rant about enhancement talent, you’ve got yourself this week’s Lock Up!
04/09/191h 3m

WWE King of the Ring continues | Ipswich striker James Norwood talks WWE – Could Bray Wyatt be a champion soon?

The Lock Up crew return to the inner sanctum to take a long look at the latest chunk of sports entertainment from WWE as five hours of Raw and SmackDown are placed under the microscope.We take a look at a week which saw the full line-up for the King of the Ring quarter finals confirmed, five of the matches for next month’s Clash of Champions pay-per-view put in place, AJ Styles’ retirement plans announced and one WWE supersta’s quite frankly staggering confession that he LITERALLY doesn’t care if he dies.With a special guest appearance by Ipswich Town striker and WWE superfan James Norwood, this week’s episode is another can’t miss offering from the Lock Up team!
29/08/191h 17m

King Of The Ring is back! | Who’d pull off the King gimmick? Reigns’ attacker is revealed(ish) & NXT’s TV deal

This week sees the long-awaited return of Anton as The Lock Up team look back on all things WWE since SummerSlam. King Of The Ring is back, but has it been missed? The guys discuss who they think should win the tournament and who would best pull off the regal gimmick. The prospect of Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan is an exciting one, but did we have to go through a weird whodunnit to get there? The team also discuss Sasha Banks’ heelish return, Samoa Joe being rocked by Cesaro, Rey Mysterio’s son taking to the ring, and Braun Strowman & Seth Rollins being the new Raw Tag Team Champions. Throw in the appreciation of Buddy Murphy, the odd turn that sees Sami Zayn basically become Shinsuke Nakamura’s manager and some great fantasy booking with Hulk Hogan and The Fiend and you’ve got his week’s Lock Up!
21/08/191h 10m

WWE SummerSlam Special | Interviews with Samoa Joe, Big E and Alexa Bliss!

In this special edition of the Lock Up podcast, we bring you the interviews we conducted over SummerSlam weekend with Samoa Joe, Big E and Alexa Bliss!
15/08/1929m 15s

WWE SummerSlam reaction | The full card in Toronto broken down – What happens next?

The Lock Up crew are live in Toronto for a special in-depth analysis of WWE SummerSlam with every match under the microscope!Only one title changed hands on the night but there were still no shortage of questions to be answered in Canada and among them were: Who will rise up to face Seth Rollins for his newly-reclaimed Universal title? Is The Fiend about to become the new Undertaker for the next generation of WWE fans? What next for the women’s champions on the brand? Could we see a run-in attack on Trish Stratus on this week’s Raw or SmackDown? And was the Toronto crowd really that bad?For the answers to all of these questions and a peek inside the inner sanctum (to meet a very angry Triple H) this week’s episode is can’t miss material!
12/08/191h 11m

SummerSlam preview | Reigns’ attacker revealed, Goldberg is back & could KO actually quit?

The Lock Up O.C. are reunited inside the inner sanctum for a deep dive into Sunday night’s big Box Office event, SummerSlam! Among the questions we attempt to answer include ‘Is Samoa Joe about to undergo a revolutionary new character change?’, ‘Has Rowan become the first person on the WWE roster to ‘let in’ The Fiend?’ and ‘Could we see Kevin Owens competing on the independent scene when the dust has settled at SummerSlam?’ Other topics discussed is the scary idea of Goldberg’s return leading to a rematch with The Undertaker, the incredible ‘cheat code’ match between Andrade and Rey Mysterio and it's determined that Randy Orton could be the most likely new champion on the PPV.
07/08/191h 18m

SummerSlam build | Brock Lesnar runs wild, Trish Stratus returns and Maria Kanellis is 24/7 Champ!

Does Brock Lesnar’s vicious assault of Seth Rollins indicate he may be making more regular appearances on Raw? Is Maria Kanellis’ treatment of her husband Mike simply not okay? And how big a deal is it that Andrade unmasked Rey Mysterio? These are some of the questions tackled this week, along with discussions of Trish Stratus returning for a singles match, The O.C. winning the Raw Tag Team Titles and even a wild tangent which sees TJ admit to staging NXT TakeOver-style matches in his living room.
31/07/1957m 16s

WWE Raw Reunion and beyond | The best SmackDown of the year? HBK vs Dolph Ziggler or AJ Styles? Plus Mick Foley shows how it should be done

The Lock Up crew are back with the Raw Reunion and a very strong episode of SmackDown placed under the microscope.Is D-Generation X now being presented as the greatest faction in the history of professional wrestling? Will The Fiend unleash a barrage of absolute destruction on Finn Balor at SummerSlam? Would it be better to see Shawn Michaels face Dolph Ziggler of AJ Styles? And will we see the 2019 equivalent of Jack Tunney on WWE television next week to clarify an interesting (and perhaps overlooked) incident in the 24/7 championship division?
24/07/191h 10m

WWE Extreme Rules fallout | The Raw and SmackDown response – A freshness falls on the company

The Lock Up lads are back in the inner sanctum to take a long, hard look at Extreme Rules, a pay-per-view which has received widespread praise throughout the wrestling fan community and a 66% approval rating from Sky Sports WWE’s Twitter followers! Does The Undertaker’s triumphant return mean he could be used in more matches now? Is Bayley on course to become the Bret Hart of the women’s division? Was it the right decision to bring back Brock Lesnar – and have him win the Universal title? And whose finisher would the team least like to take?! Hear the answers to all of these questions as the Lock Up crew are reunited in the studio!
17/07/191h 41m

WWE Extreme Rules preview | Can Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans take it all? Will Sasha Banks show up? Are we about to see the match of the year?

The Lock Up crew return with an in-depth look at Sunday night’s Sky Sports Box Office event, Extreme Rules. On the docket for discussion are all 10 main-roster matches, in which seven WWE championships will be on the line. The team ponder whether The Undertaker will want to get back on track performance-wise after his difficult night in Saudi Arabia against Goldberg, if it is time to ‘press the button’ on Heavy Machinery and if Sasha Banks – or maybe someone else – will return to help Bayley even the odds against Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. With a healthy dose of biscuit-related chat, a group Kevin Keegan impersonation when contemplating the prospect of a double title loss for Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch and an extremely wild piece of fantasy booking which would see Brock Lesnar become women’s champion this is truly a must-listen episode!
11/07/191h 29m

Heyman & Bischoff return to WWE | Is the start of a new era? Will The Club be expanded? And is Rollins/ Lynch on-screen partnership working?

Settle down with a warm beverage and a comfortable chair as the Lock Up team chew the fat over the latest developments in the weird and wonderful world of sports entertainment. This week the Lock Up crew break down a week which saw Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff brought in by WWE as Executive Directors of Raw and SmackDown respectively. Was their influence felt as AJ Styles reformed The Club, Maria Kanellis informed her husband Mike that another baby Kanellis is on the way and Braun Strowman powered Bobby Lashley through an LED wall. There’s also the promise of extreme violence to come from Samoa Joe, the ongoing greatness of Kevin Owens and an explanation about the broadcast ‘issues’ of Kofi Kingston’s middle-finger salute in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
03/07/191h 7m

Stomping Grounds Fallout – Has Becky Lynch lost momentum? Is Baron Corbin WWE’s #1 heel? And is Otis destined for great things?

The Lock Up team return to the inner sanctum to break down Stomping Grounds in a full match-by-match analysis. They take a look at the women’s division and gauge how badly the effects of the absences of Ronda Rousey, Sasha Banks and Nia Jax are being felt, question whether Baron Corbin is the best heel in WWE today (and whether or not people just don’t ‘get’ the Lone Wolf) and there is some very much mixed reaction to the match between the New Day and Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn. Add in a conversation about whether or not Becky and Seth have drifted into ‘smug couple’ mode, The Undertaker’s Raw return, a new opponent for Aleister Black and the sheer genius of Otis and everything is in place for this week’s Lock Up fallout episode!
27/06/191h 31m

Stomping Grounds Preview | Who will ref Rollins v Corbin? Joe v Ricochet match of the night? Will Bayley drop the title?

The Lock Up team are back in the studio and fill their boots as they look ahead to Stomping Grounds. Seven WWE titles are on the line on Sunday night and the guys break down every match on the card. The pair contemplate the superb build-up this week for the SmackDown women’s title match and Roman Reigns’ clash with Drew McIntyre with egomaniac Shane McMahon by his side. We also look at the ‘styles clash’ nature of the potentially show-stealing contest between Samoa Joe and Ricochet. There’s also a healthy discussion of the merits of Heavy Machinery’s Otis and random dishwasher-related chat about Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins.
19/06/191h 4m

Super ShowDown reaction | Is this the end for The Undertaker & Goldberg? What went wrong in their match?

Join the Lock Up team as they take an enormously deep dive into last Friday’s Super ShowDown showdown between The Undertaker and Goldberg, a match which some have described as the worst of the year. The boys break down every match on a card which can comfortably be described as unique as well as running the rule over the latest absences on Raw and SmackDown as the wild card rule continues to impact on booking.
12/06/191h 18m

Super ShowDown preview – Will Goldberg beat The Undertaker? What other legends could come back? What is going on with the wild card rule?!

Join the Lock Up team as they take a long look at all of the matches for Friday night’s WWE pay-per-view Super ShowDown. The team take a deep dive into all things Undertaker-Goldberg and contemplate whether or not there are any legends left to return to the ring. Randy Orton’s ‘spicy’ comment to Triple H gets a good analysis, and the puzzling booking of Alexa Bliss is placed under the microscope.
05/06/191h 27m

Brock Party | Is the Beast Box working? Are we finally over Reigns? Does Ambrose joining AEW impact WWE?

This week on the Lock Up we discuss if Brock Lesnar has made the right decision to hold on to the 'Beast Box' for a little longer. Anton says he's on the verge of joining the dark side and is very close to booing Roman Reigns. In other news, Dean Ambrose (or Jon Moxley) has joined AEW - what does that mean for WWE? The team also discuss if it's the right time for Cesaro to get a push, is Charlotte Flair vs Lacey Evans the most exciting prospect in the Women's Division, is it about time for an in-ring 'yowie wowie' moment and much more!
29/05/191h 11m

Alexa Bliss exclusive | Money In The Bank recap – Best ladder match of all time?

Alexa Bliss joins the Lock Up team to talk all things UK tour and to give her opinion on the prospect of being part of the first WWE women’s match in Saudi Arabia.The crew then take a deep dive into Sunday night’s pay-per-view Money In The Bank, in which Brock Lesnar made his controversial return to the squared circle to claim a completely unexpected victory in the battle for the briefcase. There is a major split of opinion in the studio about the booking of the women’s division at Money In The Bank and the return to the top of the card of WWE’s first female Grand Slam champion, Bayley. The team also ponder whether or not the ladder match was the greatest one of its type in WWE history, give their thoughts on the potential match-of-the-year contender between AJ Styles and Seth Rollins and ask: “Has the Firefly Fun House finally crossed the line?”
22/05/191h 15m

Samoa Joe & Carmella Exclusives, UK Tour Fallout and Money In The Bank predictions

Samoa Joe and Carmella catch up with the Lock Up crew in a look back at WWE Raw and SmackDown at the O2 in London. The team also talk about the wild card rule and having a “penchant for violence” with United States champion Samoa Joe and Carmella discusses how being Miss Money In The Bank helped take her character to the next level. The two nights in London are put under the microscope, with all of the big angles and matches from both events covered, completing the build-up to Money In The Bank. There’s also a quick round-up of predictions for Sunday’s Sky Sports Box Office event and a deep dive into the differences between Kevin Owens on and off the screen.
16/05/191h 34m

Lock Up Live Special | Q&A with Charlotte Flair and Kevin Owens

You lucky people! We’re bringing you a bonus edition of Lock Up, with this special live show from the O2 in London! Join Jeff and Anton as they sit down with Charlotte Flair and Kevin Owens to talk all things UK tour and much more! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!
14/05/1934m 33s

Wild card rule | Chaos and confusion, how WWE is like Game of Thrones & is Vince McMahon about to to face a hostile takeover?

This week’s episode sees the team explore what happened during a week in which Raw and SmackDown swapped superstars as though the Superstar Shake-up had never even happened at all. The Lock Up squad analyse just why it might have happened, and whether or not WWE are under pressure in the US to change things in the face of falling ratings. With a look at the controversial Usos-Revival programme, a ‘where are they now?’ for the WWE women’s division and a moment of silence for the sad passing of Rambling Rabbit, it’s another jam-packed episode of the Lock Up! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!
08/05/191h 5m

Money In The Bank line-up completed | Ladder matches set, Hardy Boyz vacate titles & should WWE be worried about Raw ratings?

On this week's episode of the Lock Up podcast, the crew break down the men's and women's Money in the Bank ladder matches and if the participants were the right choices. The team discuss the sad news that the Hardy Boyz have vacated the SmackDown titles and debate which will be better - Becky Lynch versus Lacey Evans or Charlotte Flair? Plus should WWE should be worried about the latest Raw ratings? Don't forgot to rate, review and subscribe the Lock Up Podcast!
01/05/191h 31m

Money In The Bank plans take shape | Three title matches confirmed, Wyatt introduces Firefly Fun House & what’s happened to Sasha Banks?

It’s another bumper episode as the Lock Up team look at the big Money In The Bank title fights to come out of this week’s Raw and SmackDown. Top of the agenda is the ‘part children’s TV show, part terrifying nightmare’ which was Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House and the impact the segment had on WWE’s weekly stats. There is also plenty of fantasy booking around Becky Lynch’s double-duty against Lacey Evans and Charlotte Flair and what that might mean for the future, a deep dive into the situation regarding Sasha Banks, and a mixed response to Kevin Owens’ turn to the dark side.
24/04/191h 46m

Superstar Shake-Up | Reigns, Balor, Bayley, Sane, Elias to SmackDown - Styles, Miz, Usos, Adrade, Naomi & 'The Viking Experience' to Raw

The Lock Up team have loads to talk about as it's Superstar Shake-Up week! The headline swap sees AJ Styles making Raw his house, with Roman Reigns claiming SmackDown as his yard. The guys discuss if Kairi Sane's step up from NXT to join Asuka, with Paige as their manager, makes sense and there's a unanimous view on War Raiders' name-change to 'The Viking Experience'. Other topics include 'Why did Bayley get booed so heavily?', 'Can Lacey Evans take Raw by storm?' and 'Who's won the Shake-Up out of Raw and SmackDown?'
17/04/191h 25m

WrestleMania Fallout | KofiMania takes over, Becky Two Belts and Kurt Angle exclusive!

The Lock up team take a look back at an epic WrestleMania from New York. From the maniac start to KofiMania to the historic main event, we break down all the matches. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!
08/04/191h 35m

WrestleMania predictions special!

It’s a stacked Lock Up card this week as the crew simulcast from London and Brooklyn to break down a mammoth WrestleMania 35 card! The boys take a look at all of the key matches and contemplate how effective the final build-up has been to the history-making women’s main event between Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. With a deep dive into whether or not KofiMania will be running wild and some thoughts on the battles of the Adonises in Roman Reigns v Drew McIntyre, this week’s episode is a crucial part of your pre-WrestleMania listening!
04/04/191h 31m

Charlotte Flair’s WrestleMania twist | Main Event of WrestleMania announced, Hart Foundation in Hall Of Fame AND Nikki Bella, Rob Gronkowski

There's so much to discuss after a huge week in WWE. It was announced that the Women's Triple Threat Match will be the Main Event at WrestleMania, then Charlotte Flair controversially won the SmackDown Women’s Title! Also The Hart Foundation are to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame, Nikki Bella retires from wrestling and KofiMania is now officially on! The guys look at the possibility of former New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski and former MMA Superstar Conor McGregor joing WWE and discuss who would fit better out of the two. Finally the questions of 'Is it the right time for Kurt Angle to retire?', 'Why has Triple H put his career on the line?' and 'Should we be excited for Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre?' are answered. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!
27/03/191h 11m

Mick Foley Exclusive | Kofi’s WrestleMania dream shattered, Kurt Angle to face Baron Corbin & Ronda Rousey – plus her husband – runs wild!

On this week’s show, the team take a deep dive into the Raw and SmackDown shenanigans and the big breaking news that Kofi Kingston’s WrestleMania dream has this week crumbled into the dust of Vince McMahon’s shadow. The crew also take a long, hard look at the controversial prospect of Kurt Angle concluding his glorious career with a WrestleMania match against Baron Corbin and the latest shenanigans in the three-way tussle for the Raw women’s championship. Download here and don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!
20/03/191h 15m

Fastlane fallout | Plus Kurt Angle’s retirement news, Triple H facing Batista & Harlem Heat get the Hall of Fame call!

This week’s episode sees the crew break down all of the matches at Fastlane and take a look at what the angle-packed pay-per-view might mean for WWE’s WrestleMania plans. The team also take a look at the news Kurt Angle will retire at the ‘grandaddy of them all’ and assess a few opponents for his final match. Batista’s saliva-flecked verbal assault of Triple H, the impending induction of Harlem Heat in the Hall of Fame, Kofi Kingston vs Vince McMahon and a long Faz rant about the Becky Lynch-Ronda Rousey-Charlotte Flair program all also appear on the agenda! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!
13/03/191h 56m

Fastlane Predictions | The Shield are back, King Kong Bundy tribute & Torrie Wilson Hall of Fame call!

On this week's show the Sky Sports Lock Up crew react to the sad news of King Kong Bundy's death and take a look back at his WrestleMania moment in 1986. They also break down the arguments for and against Torrie Wilson's Hall of Fame inclusion and praise the wrestling gods for Samoa Joe's US title win. There's also Fastlane predictions – with an interesting Flair/Lynch theory surfacing – and wax lyrical about the promo master Triple H's Raw monologue! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!
06/03/191h 5m

Reigns, Batista and Owens return to WWE | Reigns’ emotional speech, Batista’s shocking return and Kofi gets KO’d!

On this week’s show the Sky Sports Lock Up crew react to the return of Roman Reigns to Raw, where he confirmed his leukaemia is in remission in an emotional speech. Plus why Batista gate-crashing Ric Flair’s 70th Birthday celebrations was a perfect ending to Raw and what does the return of Kevin Owens mean for the WrestleMania landscape? Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!
27/02/191h 2m

Elimination Chamber Fallout| KofiMania taking over WWE, NXT Superstars arrive on Raw & SmackDown and the best of rest from Elimination Chamb

On this week’s show the Sky Sports Lock Up crew react to the fallout from Elimination Chamber and the surprise call-ups of NXT Superstars Ricochet, Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. Was it the right time for the call-ups? What was up with the crowd in Lafayette? Plus Becky Lynch attacking Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey, Kofi Kingston and KofiMania taking over WWE and there’s a massive rant about the lack of protection for signature moves!
20/02/191h 20m

Elimination Chamber Predictions | Is the heat for Flair justified? Where is the Lynch angle heading? Plus Elimination Chamber Predictions!

It's a sense of Déjà vu this week as Becky Lynch dominates the podcast again this week! The Sky Sports Lock Up team look at all the fallout from this week's Raw and SmackDown and try to answer the question of whether of not the heat for Charlotte Flair from the WWE fans was justified? Plus, where does the developments from Raw leave Becky Lynch? The gang also break down the upcoming Elimination Chamber event including the match to decide the new Woman's Tag Team Champions!
13/02/191h 2m

Elimination Chamber shaping up | Lynch angle becoming too 3:16? Ambrose leaving a work? Who will be first Women's Tag Team Champs?

The Sky Sports team take a deep dive into Becky Lynch’s double appearance on both Raw and SmackDown this week and what it means for her character. They also talk about Dean Ambrose's impending and unusual departure, study the entrants in the Elimination Chamber match to find the new Women's Tag Champions and ask 'Just who will be facing Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania!?'
06/02/1955m 53s

Royal Rumble Fallout | Nia Jax controversy, Lynch's moment, plus exclusives with Bryan, Elias, Moon and Corbin

The Lock Up team are in Phoenix for a match-by-match analysis of the Royal Rumble with some exclusive interviews thrown in! Jefferson is joined by Tech Guy TJ to run through WWE's first big event of 2019 and the first step on the road to WrestleMania. We also hear from Daniel Bryan, Ember Moon, Baron Corbin and Elias in exclusive chats with Sky Sports and the boys take a deep dive into the controversial inclusion of Nia Jax in the men's Royal Rumble before making their picks for the best match and MVP of the night.
28/01/191h 36m

Royal Rumble predictions | Special guest predictor - MMA Fighter Aaron Chalmers! Who'll be heading to WrestleMania?

Jefferson, Faz & TJ look ahead to all things Royal Rumble. The guys discuss the main roster title matches as well as the Rumbles themselves and get the views from mixed martial artist, former Geordie Shore personality and now special guest predictor, Aaron Chalmers. Do Finn Balor and Sasha Banks have a chance of getting their hands on the Raw titles? Does Ronda Rousey deserve the social criticism she’s received for her promos? Is there anyone that can stop Charlotte Flair from winning the Women’s Royal Rumble? There’s also a special mention to Andrade and Rey Mysterio for another unbelievable match on SmacDown.
23/01/191h 21m

Did John Cena get Finn Balor over? | NXT UK Takeover, Charlotte Flair exclusive and is Mandy Rose angle too ‘Attitude’?

Jefferson, Faz & TJ look at this week’s hot topics. The trio are joined by Anton for all things Raw, mainly discussing whether John Cena is helping Universal Contender Finn Balor or himself and decide if Bobby Lashley is the right man for the IC Title. Then Emma tags herself in to look back to the first ever NXT UK Takeover and delivers her exclusive interview with Charlotte Flair. Finally SmackDown is discussed, focussing on the latest segments from Mandy Rose and it potentially being too ‘Attitude’, plus there’s a special mention for that superb match between Andrade and Rey Mysterio.
16/01/191h 24m

WWE opens UK Performance Center | Interviews with Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Finn Balor!

In this special edition of the Lock Up Podcast, we're coming to you from the heart of the new WWE UK Performance Center in London! We speak to Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Finn Balor about the new facilities and this weekend's NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool.
11/01/1925m 7s

Road to Rumble | 'Mean' Gene, Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Kenny Omega & AEW

Jefferson, Anton and TJ look back to an eventful Raw and SmackDown whilst beginning to look more in depth at Royal Rumble. Fan favourite 'Mean' Gene Okerland sadly passed away and his legacy is discussed, as is his tribute from Hulk Hogan. The return of John Cena and his relevance is questioned, and the guys look ahead to Royal Rumble. We now know Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch are the contenders for the Women's Title Matches and also look at Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman with "one of the worst title showdowns in the history of Raw." Finally they discuss if Cody and the Young Bucks' announcement of the new promotion All Elite Wrestling could be good for WWE and would Kenny Omega ever join?
09/01/191h 18m

The Lock Up Awards 2018 | Superstar of the year! Match of the year! Underrated Superstar of the year! Plus much more!

Join Anton, Bridgey, Jazz, TJ and Faz as the gang look back at 2018 with the end of year awards! Who picked up the Superstar of the year award? Which member of the roster had a disappointing ? And which moment from 2018 did the Lock Up crew pick as their favourite?
01/01/1957m 7s

Top WWE Matches of 2018 | What was the best WWE match of 2018?

Join Anton, Jazz, TJ and Faz in this special edition of the Lock Up podcast as the gang take YOUR votes for best match from WWE's Sky Sports Box Office events in 2018 and try to come up with a top five! Will it be Charlotte Flair v Becky Lynch? Ronda Rousey's debut at WrestleMania? Or could we see a surprise entrant? Tune in now!
26/12/1858m 13s

TLC Fallout | How will Rousey, Lynch & Flair play out from here? Is Asuka where she belongs?

Jefferson, Anton and Faz (with a run-in from TJ) are in the studio this week as they look at the fallout from TLC, whilst linking back to this week's Raw and SmackDown. They discuss where Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair is going and what impact it could have on the new SmackDown Women's Champion, Asuka. Plus was Dean Ambrose v Seth Rollins really that bad? Are the McMahons best for business? And is Finn Balor massively overrated?
19/12/181h 25m

TLC Predictions | Card of the year? Neidhart table too far? Could Asuka cause an upset?

Jefferson, Faz and TJ lock up to look at all things TLC. They discuss their predictions for all 11 matches (excludes the MMC), whilst linking back to this week's Raw and SmackDown. Is Ruby Riott's latest heel move too far, by placing an image of Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart on a table? Will the Triple Threat TLC Match between Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Asuka for the SmackDown Women’s Title be the main event? And is Baron Corbin actually doing as bad a job as Seth Rollins suggests?
12/12/181h 17m

Is Ambrose the Bane of Seth Rollins' existence? | Dynamite Kid tribute, Dean Ambrose channels Batman’s Bane and could Asuka win the Women’s

On this week’s show Anton is joined by TJ and Faz as they breakdown Raw and SmackDown. The team discuss Dean Ambrose's cosplay, (check out TJ's Bane impression) Ronda Rousey and if there’s still room for improvement. Plus the guys pay tribute to Thomas Billington aka the Dynamite Kid, who passed away today.
05/12/181h 16m

Sonya Deville Exclusive | Deville describes coming out on reality show and Rainbow Laces campaign plus Raw/SmackDown review

It's a full house this week as Jefferson, Emma, Bridgey and Producer Faz break-down another week in WWE! Sonya Deville is the special guest on this week’s Lock Up, discussing her unique WWE journey! The team also discuss the mouth-watering triple threat TLC match between Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Asuka and one of the most talked about Raw shows (for all the wrong reasons) in recent memory!
28/11/181h 8m

Survivor Series fallout | Flair-Rousey's classic, the implications for Becky Lynch, and Daniel Bryan passes a major test

On this week's show Jefferson, Faz and Emma discuss Survivor Series and the implications it had on Raw and SmackDown. Has Charlotte Flair taken the spotlight away from Beck Lynch? Just how good was Daniel Bryan's match with Brock Lesnar? Plus Nia Jax being the top heel in WWE, Shinsuke Nakamura's downward spiral, NXT TakeOver and what could be the main event for WrestleMania 35?
21/11/181h 35m

Survivor Series Predictions | Massive week for Becky Lynch, Daniel Bryan's turn, Survivor Series rejig

Anton, Michael & Jazz discuss a seismic week for Becky Lynch and the effect on the WWE’s Women’s Division, a new side to Daniel Bryan and look ahead to a rejigged Survivor Series. Plus, find out which WWE Superstar reminds the team of a microwaveable lasagne.
15/11/1850m 30s

Becky Lynch exclusive | Connor McGregor comparisons, facing Ronda Rousey, reflections on Evolution

Becky Lynch joined Jefferson Lake for a long exclusive interview about her rise to the top of the WWE mountain! The Lass Kicker discusses the influences on her career, Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and her reflections on both the recent European tour and the current stage of the women’s evolution. This interview took place before 'The Man' was forced out of Survivor Series with concussion.
14/11/1823m 55s

Raw & SmackDown in the UK | Titus O'Neil & Ember Moon exclusives, Crown Jewel fallout plus WWE in the UK!

This week Sky Sports WWE are in Manchester as the WWE Superstars cross the pond for their Euro Tour! Join Jefferson, Anton and Faz as they look back back on Crown Jewel, Raw and SmackDown. We also hear exclusively from Titus O'Neil on the return of Hulk Hogan to WWE and Ember Moon, who gives an insight to her recent Game of Thrones/Harry Potter wedding!
07/11/181h 24m

Evolution & Crown Jewell | Natalya exclusive, Stephanie McMahon exclusive, Evolution fallout, Crown Jewell predictions

This week Jefferson, Anton, TJ and Jazz (formerly Jas) are in Sky Studios to discuss everything WWE. They look back to a brilliant event in Evolution and look forward to a controversial event in Crown Jewell. We also hear exclusively from Stephanie McMahon on WWE's 'incredibly tough decision' to move forward with Crown Jewell and share an exclusive interview with Natalya on a potential tag team with Ronda Rousey, the Diva era, her legacy and more!
31/10/181h 56m

Roman Reigns' sad announcement & Evolution | Reigns' shocking leukaemia announcement, Evolution build up and a night of turns on Raw

This week Anton and TJ are joined by Jas, making her debut Lock Up appearance. The team first tackle the shocking news of Roman Reigns having to step away from WWE due to a return of leukaemia that was put into remission 11 years ago. This is followed by the question 'what next for the Universal Title?' They also discuss a night of turns on Raw and of course make their predictions for Evolution this Sunday.
24/10/181h 8m

SmackDown 1000 Fallout | The return of Evolution & Batista, the MVP of the Women's Division & Slam Attax 2013 fun!

On this week's show Anton, Faz and TJ look back at SmackDown 1000 and Raw. The Lock up crew discuss whether or not the SmackDown should have been 3 hours long, the return of Evolution and Batista, if Becky Lynch's is the current MVP of the Women's Division and the dance moves of one Vince McMahon! Plus Ronda Rousey's excellent promo with The Bella Twins, the confusing story line with The Shield/Dogs of War and the latest with the Crowd Jewel event in Saudi Arabia. Faz also has a surprise for the boys, a packet of Slam Attax from 2013!!
18/10/181h 12m

Super Show-Down Fallout | Is John Cena in it for himself? What next for Samoa Joe? Was Undertaker vs Triple H too slow?

It’s a crowded room this week as Jefferson is joined by Anton, Faz and TJ. The guys look back at just how Super a Show-Down they saw in Melbourne. Anton and Faz face-off in another John Cena debate – is he a company man or just in it for himself? Jeff argues (on his own) that Samoa Joe is still as strong as ever. The pace of The Undertaker vs Triple H is also discussed along with DX reuniting, Dean Ambrose, The Bella Twins turning on Ronda Rousey AND we also find out who the latest Predictions Champion is!
10/10/181h 12m

WWE Super Show-Down Predictions | Do we need Undertaker v Triple H? Is John Cena overrated? And will Samoa Joe & AJ Styles steal the show?

On this week's show, it's just the two of them as Jeff and Faz breakdown this Saturday's WWE Super Show-Down! We get predictions from all the boys though including our special guest fan. We discuss if the world need to see Undertaker versus Triple H? Is John Cena overrated? Plus will Samoa Joe and AJ Styles steal the show with a 5-star match? All this and more on the Lock Up podcast!

Attitude v Modern Era Debate | Which Era was better? Plus Brie Bella, Lynch v Rousey at WrestleMania & what did happen in Milwaukee?

This week we kick off the show with Jefferson, Bridgey, Anton and Producer Faz debating which era in WWE was better - Attitude or Modern? They also discuss the Brie Bella/Liv Morgan incident on Raw, whether Dean Ambrose should leave The Shield or should Drew McIntyre join the faction? Plus Samoa Joe's visit to the Styles residence, what could have have happened in Mill-e-wah-que plus Faz makes a bold prediction for next year's WrestleMania!
27/09/181h 14m

Bonus Episode | Interview with Progress' Jim Smallman!

In this special bonus edition of the Lock Up podcast, Jefferson catches up with Progress co-owner Jim Smallman. They discuss Progress' upcoming show at Wembley Arena, how the event came about, what the plans are for it are and what the future holds for the British wrestling promotion.
25/09/1833m 38s

Hell In A Cell/Raw/SmackDown Fallout | Prediction results, Lynch’s title, Lensar return & Rousey the best seller?

This week Jefferson, Faz & TJ look back to Hell In A Cell as well as Raw and SmackDown. They discuss whether Becky Lynch got her hands on the title too soon, the return of Brock Lesnar and Faz makes a big call about Ronda Rousey. The guys (including Anton and Bridgey) pick their match of the night and MVP for WWE Hell In A Cell and in honour of Ric Flair’s recent Commitment Ceremony, pick their own best man, clergy person / marriage officiant and entrance music.
20/09/181h 31m

Hell In A Cell Predictions | Should Rousey do more? Expect a big Jeff Hardy bump, Favourite Cell moments

This week Jefferson, Faz and TJ talk all things Hell In A Cell. They make their predictions, with some expecting some big title changes. Could Jeff Hardy steal the show with an insane bump? Should we expect more in-ring from Ronda Rousey? Will Mick Foley get involved with Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns? Plus the guys pick their favourite Hell In A Cell matches (excluding Mankind vs The Undertaker from King Of The Ring '98 of course).
13/09/181h 20m

Batista Exclusive | Will we see Batista return to a WWE ring? Plus The Shield on Raw, AJ Styles joins 300 club & Undertaker v HBK

It's a full house this week as Jeff, Anton, Faz and Bridgey review this week's Raw and SmackDown. Was it really the worst Raw of 2018? Will we see Undertaker take on Shawn Michaels again? And after holding the title for 300 days, how has AJ Styles' run as WWE Champion been? We also hear from former WWE Superstar Dave Batista who discusses his latest film Final Score and if he'll ever return to a WWE ring.
06/09/181h 11m

Nia Jax Exclusive | Ronda Rousey's welcome & Dream Evolution rivals plus O2 house show, Raw & SmackDown reviews

This week Anton, Faz and TJ look back to the WWE house show they all attended at the O2 the night before, plus they review Raw and SmackDown as Hell In A Cell draws nearer. We also hear from Nia Jax who discusses how the Women's division welcomed Ronda Rousey into the dressing room and looks at potential legends she could face at Evolution.
30/08/181h 7m

The Miz & Daniel Bryan Exclusives | Interviews with the enemies plus recap on SummerSlam, Raw and SmackDown

Anton and TJ have their take on SummerSlam, Raw and SmackDown, focusing on the return of The Shield and the return of the Universal Title to Raw. They also answer Bridgey's question of how strong is the WWE Championship and we hear two big exclusives from The Miz and Daniel Bryan.
22/08/181h 23m

Ronda Rousey Exclusive | Rousey interview on Championship win plus Kevin Owens and The Bar

WWE editor Jefferson Lake and producer Faz say farewell to New York with a special bonus edition of the Lock Up, featuring a behind-the-scenes interview with Ronda Rousey minutes after her title win and exclusive chats with Kevin Owens and The Bar. The boys also take a look at the key matches and angles from SummerSlam as they wrap up a big weekend in the Big Apple!
20/08/181h 26m

Lock Up SummerSlam predictions special | Reigns v Lesnar, Rousey v Bliss, Styles v Joe plus much more!

It's a WrestleMania II-style simulcast from New York and London as the team give their predictions for Sunday's Sky Sports Box Office event, SummerSlam! Jefferson and Faz are in Brooklyn and TJ and Bridgey are back home in the London studio to break down all of the big matches scheduled for Barclays Center.
16/08/181h 7m

SummerSlam build-up continues | Paul Heyman's promo, Ronda Rousey's Raw debut and could we see a nWo return?

On this week’s Lock Up Jefferson, Anton and TJ discuss the possible return of the nWo and who would they would pick from the current WWE roster to join one of the most famous factions in Sports Entertainment. The guys then chat about this week's Raw and SmackDown including Paul Heyman's brilliant promo, Ronda Rousey's Raw debut and how The Miz v Daniel Bryan is shaping up.
08/08/181h 3m

Jeff Jarrett exclusive | SummerSlam build-up continues, the Brock Lesnar situation, Flair's return

On this week’s Lock Up, we speak to WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett about his induction and long career in wrestling. Jefferson, Anton and TJ also discuss the week’s WWE events including an in-depth look at the Brock Lesnar storyline, Samoa Joe’s opinion-dividing promo and whether or not Charlotte Flair should get a SummerSlam title shot.
01/08/181h 13m

Triple H & Stephanie McMahon Exclusive | WWE Evolution plus new women’s tag belts?

On this week's Lock Up, we listen to Emma Paton's exclusive interviews with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Anton, Faz, TJ and Emma also discuss the importance of the newly announced all-women's pay-per-view 'WWE Evolution' and the news Stephanie broke to Sky Sports that a women's tag team division will be coming at some point in the near future.
26/07/181h 16m

Extreme Rules Fallout | Hulk Hogan reinstated in HOF plus Bailey & Banks' relationship

Jefferson, Bridgey, Faz and TJ tally up the scores for the Extreme Rules predictions. Plus Hulk Hogan being reinstated into the Hall Of Fame is discussed and the guys give their interpretations on Sasha Banks and Bailey's relationship.
18/07/181h 10m

Extreme Rules predictions | Lesnar's UFC promo, Rousey's return and prediction attempts

This week Jeff, Faz and TJ discuss what Brock Lesnar's UFC promo means for his future in WWE, then attempt to predict the chaos that will ensue in Extreme Rules. How big a part will Ronda Rousey play from her ringside seat? Does Kevin Owens have a chance against Braun Strowman in the Steel Cage Match? Can Team Hell No become Tag Team Champions? Will James Ellsworth escape the shark cage!?
12/07/181h 4m

Eric Bischoff Exclusive | Time in WCW, Brock Lesnar's title run and would Eric return to WWE?

Eric Bischoff, one of the most controversial figures in Sports Entertainment, joins WWE Editor Jefferson Lake and Producer Faz as they discuss the success of his new podcast, whether or not Eric would ever return to WWE, why his thinks Brock Lesnar has become irrelevant and his legacy in Sports Entertainment. Then Jeff and Faz look back at this week's Raw and SmackDown and get stuck into the segment that has divided opinion in the Sky Sports office - Bayley/Sasha Banks/Dr.Shelby. The guys also talk about Roman Reigns being overexposed and Team Hell No in action for the first time in five years. Please rate, review and subscribe to Lock Up and don't forget to follow us on twitter via @SkySportsWWE.
04/07/181h 19m

Trent Seven Exclusive | Plus Lesnar's contract, Hell No! reunion & Bayley heel turn

It’s chocca in the Sky Sports Lock Up studio this week as WWE editor Jefferson Lake is joined by Sky Sports News HQ reporter Michael Bridge and producers TJ & Faz as they look back at Raw and SmackDown. The lads discuss the uncertainty surrounding Brock Lesnar's contract, whether or not Bayley is turning heel and the reunion of Team Hell No!Plus our man in Russia, Anton Toloui, is back with a Intercontinental Championship quiz and then we warp things up with an exclusive interview with one half of Moustache Mountain, Trent Seven. He discusses working NXT in the UK, becoming a vegan and his goals in WWE.
27/06/181h 19m

Bret Hart Exclusive | Plus Big Cass leaving WWE, Vader tribute & MITB review

WWE editor Jefferson Lake, Sky Sports News HQ reporter Michael Bridge and producer TJ look back to a huge week of WWE. The mysterious news of Big Cass leaving WWE is discussed, as well as the sad passing of Big Van Vader. The guys also look back to the NXT UK Championship event at the Royal Albert Hall, chat about Ronda Rousey's suspension and there's a Money in the Bank review with the prediction scores revealed. We then wrap up with Lyall Thomas' exclusive interview with Bret Hart who discusses Vince McMahon persuading him to turn heel as well as his love for UK fans and how he's found being an icon! (if this is all you're interested in then head one hour into the podcast)
21/06/181h 17m

Money in the Bank predictions & WWE World Cup XI | Will Ronda Rousey will win WWE gold? Who will claim the MITB briefcases?

In this bumper edition of the Lock Up podcast, WWE editor Jefferson Lake is joined by Sky Sports News HQ reporter Michael Bridge, producer Faz and our man in Russia, Anton Toloui, as the guys give their predictions for Sunday's Money in the Bank. Will Ronda Rousey win WWE gold? Is there something wrong with AJ Styles? Could we see the return of James Ellsworth? And Is Anton really hanging out with Danny Welbeck??? Plus as football fans prepare for the start of the 2018 World Cup, Jeff, Faz and TJ try and pick the ultimate WWE World Cup XI.You can follow us on on twitter @SkySportsWWE and please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!
13/06/181h 18m

Will Shawn Michaels return? | Brock Lesnar and heel turns in the Raw & SmackDown recaps

WWE editor Jefferson Lake is reunited with his New Orleans partner-in-crime TJ for a Sky Sports-shaped rundown of the week in WWE. Join the boys as they discuss the big news that Shawn Michaels is open to a one-off return to the ring, and whether it’s time for Brock Lesnar to drop the Universal title so that it can be used on Raw more regularly. The deadly duo also discuss potential heel turns for three unlikely faces, why Kevin Owens is the perfect coward, and whether The Miz needs to start being a bit more serious.
07/06/1844m 55s

Lock Up TakeOver | Raw & SmackDown recap focussing on the final Money in the Bank Ladder Match lineups

With Jefferson and producer Faz away this week on daddy day care, Anton takes the reigns with help from producer TJ and new recruit Sky Sports News HQ reporter, producer, presenter and Transfer Talk podcaster Michael Bridge. The guys look at the confirmed Money in the Bank Ladder Match lineups, Elias' brutal attack on Seth Rollins, Nia Jax's mind games with Rousey, the dance-off and even ring up Faz to get his views on Sami Zayn's apology to the WWE Universe!

Exclusive Rusev interview and the Raw segment everyone is talking about | Rusev on food, touring and the success of Rusev Day plus Raw and S

In this week's bumper edition of the Lock Up podcast, we have an exclusive interview with Rusev over breakfast! As the The Bulgarian Brute tucks into his omelette at Sky Sports HQ, we ask him about food, the European tour, the success of Rusev Day and his favourite WWE Superstar growing up. Also Jefferson, Anton and producer Faz discuss this week's Raw and SmackDown including THAT segment with Bobby Lashley (listen in for Faz's 5 minute rant!!) Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan v Jeff Hardy and whether or not Lana could win Money in the Bank. Don't forgot to rate, review and subscribe.
22/05/181h 14m

Raw & SmackDown London recap | WWE comes to the UK, Roman Reigns on whether or not he’s a heel plus interviews with Mickie James & Baron Cor

Jefferson, Anton and Producer Faz look back at Raw and SmackDown from a lively O2 in London. Plus Roman Reigns discusses Steve Austin’s comments about turning heel and whether or not he’s already there. Plus exclusive interviews with Mickie James and Baron Corbin.
16/05/181h 1m

Bayley Exclusive | WWE’s UK tour, Sasha Banks feud, British food and more!

WWE superstar Bayley joins the Sky Sports Lock Up podcast as a special guest presenter and for an in-depth chat about her career! The Huggable One discusses how she copes with jet lag, her love of fish and chips – and mushy peas, Paige’s retirement, a potential Four Horsewomen reunion and the possibility of a turn to the dark side.
10/05/1839m 53s

Triple H Exclusive | WrestleMania in the UK, British talent in WWE Plus Backlash preview

In this week's edition of Lock Up podcast we bring you an exclusive interview with Triple H as he discusses the prospect of a UK PPV, appearing alongside Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania and the current crop of British talent in WWE. Then Jefferson, Anton and producer Faz chat about Greatest Royal Rumble, Raw, SmackDown and the Sky Box Office event this Sunday; Backlash. The guys also discuss whether or not Dave Bautista should return to WWE. Don't forgot to rate, review and subscribe!
02/05/181h 25m

Greatest Royal Rumble Preview | Will Roman Reigns beat Brock Lesnar?

In this week's bumper edition of Lock Up podcast, Jefferson is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Anton Toloui and producer Faz as they discuss the upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble, which is live on Sky Sports Box Office (click here for more details - Will Roman Reigns finally beat Brock Lesnar, who will will the biggest Royal Rumble in history and why does Faz want to give John Cena a hug? And we’re joined by Sky Bet’s Dom Newton-Collinge to go through the odds for the Greatest Royal Rumble. Don't forgot to rate, review and subscribe!
26/04/181h 9m

WWE Superstar Shake-up | Who was the winner?

This week Jefferson is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Anton Toloui and producer Faz as they discuss the WWE Superstar Shake-up. The guys assess which brand came out on top and pick out their key signings from the draft. Also Jeff, Anton and Faz pay tribute to Bruno Sammartino, who sadly passed away.
19/04/1851m 10s

WrestleMania 34 | WrestleMania review plus exclusive interviews with Gallows & Anderson, Natalya, The Bar and more!

This week Jeff is joined by producer TJ live from New Orleans. The pair have their take on WrestleMania 34 and share exclusive interviews with Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Paige and The Bar!
09/04/1858m 47s

Jimmy Korderas | Knocked out at WrestleMania, recruited by The Undertaker and the art of the referee

Sky Sports WWE editor Jefferson Lake is joined by former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas in this week’s Lock Up. Jimmy discusses his fears of refereeing his first match (without any training!), being knocked out during WrestleMania IV, getting recruited by The Undertaker and Edge in WrestleMania XXIV’s main event, the golf cart crash with Big Show, Kane & Raven and the general art and role of the referee.
02/04/1843m 30s

Brutus Beefcake - Part 2 | Parasailing accident, Hulk Hogan and THAT Barber Shop segment

In the second part of our interview with Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Sky Sky Sports WWE editor Jefferson Lake and producer TJ discuss Brutus' horrific parasailing accident, working with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania IX and one of the most iconic segments in WWE history, The Barber Shop featuring Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! You can head to for Brutis' official autobiography 'Struttin' & Cuttin'' and other autographed merchandise.
29/03/1835m 20s

Brutus Beefcake - Part 1 | First WrestleMania, Working with British Bulldogs and becoming The Barber

In the first part of our interview with Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Sky Sky Sports WWE editor Jefferson Lake and producer TJ discuss the pressures of being in the first WrestleMania, working with the British Bulldogs and the reasons why he didn't initially like the Barber gimmick. There's also a run in from his wife, Missy Beefcake! Plus Jefferson and producer Faz discuss the in-ring return of Daniel Bryan and the Ultimate Deletion match from Raw.
26/03/1853m 51s

Michael Cole | WrestleMania's worst match, Next NXT call-ups and fans booing Roman Reigns

Sky Sports WWE editor Jefferson Lake and producer Faz are joined by WWE commentator Michael Cole on this week's Lock Up. Topics discussed included WrestleMania weekend, Who Michael would like to see called-up from NXT, why fans keep booing Roman Reigns, the worst WrestleMania match ever (SPOILER: He's in it) and the co-commentator that helped Michael the most. Plus Jefferson, Faz and Producer TJ makes a desperate plea to Kevin Owens!
19/03/1854m 18s

Ronda Rousey Exclusive | Working in WWE, Bachelorette party at Performance Centre and WrestleMania 34

In an exclusive interview, WWE's newest Superstar Ronda Rousey joins Lock Up podcast to discuss her new career in WWE, wanting to have her Bachelorette party at the Performance Centre and how preparations for WrestleMania 34 are going.
15/03/1812m 6s

Bruce Prichard | Capital Carnage with Vinnie Jones, working with Mike Tyson, Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin plus Bruce's most emotional Wre

We kick off our new podcast in style with our first guest, former WWE producer Bruce Prichard AKA Brother Love. With the road to WrestleMania in full gear, we chat to Bruce about WrestleMania 5 with Roddy Piper and his involvement with the Gimmick Battle Royal in his hometown of Texas. We also delve into WrestleMania XIV and what it was like working with Mike Tyson, Shawn Michaels and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and whether or not Austin was ever scheduled to face Tyson in a wrestler versus boxing match. Plus Bruce answers your twitter questions. Altogether now "Spend my days working hard on the go..."Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!
12/03/1841m 40s

Coming Soon: Sky Sports Lock Up

ARE YOU READY?! Sky Sports WWE Editor Jefferson Lake is here with all the information on whats on offer from our new wrestling podcast - Lock Up! Join us next week where our first guest will be former WWE producer and king of the wrestling podcasts, Bruce Prichard. So don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!
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