The Steve Austin Show Unleashed with Ted Fowler 9-22-16

By Byron Evans – @Bevans1985 – You can check this out every Tuesday/Thursday on Ringsidenews.com, along with other good wrestling articles/news. Follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of my articles. I post podcast recaps and original content daily.

Welcome everyone to another episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. On today’s episode, Austin invited his good friend Ted Fowler back to chat. Let’s get to the action.

Austin recently finished the current season of The Broken Skull Challenge. He said it is worth checking out.

The air conditioning in the tractor isn’t working right now, so it’s so hot outside you could lose a ton of weight mowing the lawn. They really like the tractor they have.

Austin recently laid off beer, and started a new diet to drop a few pounds. He’s also stopped drinking wine, coffee, and diet red bull. He’s starting to see results.

His shoulders are getting a lot stronger after the surgery. His results from weight lifting are going up.

Ted is going to be driving 10 hours one way to go fishing soon. That is dedication. He’s going with 5 other people.

Ted is picky about his food. He likes green beans and corn, but if the two merge he won’t eat them.

Austin said he always drove when on the road back in his WWE days. He didn’t trust many people to drive him around.

Ted recently turned down a job offer because he found out she was a hard woman to work with. When he called her to decline the offer, she called him bi-polar and hung up on him.

Ted is looking forward to dove season starting this weekend.

This concludes today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. Thanks guys for reading. Check back with us next Tuesday for the next episode of The Steve Austin Show. Also, don’t forget to peruse the rest of the website for other excellent articles and news. Feel free to comment and start discussions below. Comments help us become better writers for you guys.

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The Steve Austin Show with Nita Strauss, Alice Cooper Guitarist 9-20-16

By Byron Evans – @Bevans1985 – You can check this out every Tuesday/Thursday on Ringsidenews.com, along with other good wrestling articles/news. Follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of my articles. I post podcast recaps and original content daily.

Welcome everyone to another episode of The Steve Austin Show. Today’s guest is Nita Strauss, the guitarist for Alice Cooper. Let’s get to the action.

She has been doing ballet and gymnastics since she was a small child. She competed in gymnastics at a very young age. Once she started playing guitar she stopped competing.

The Megadeth song Trust is what really got her into metal music. When she started playing guitar, she started with a Beatles songbook.

She taught herself how to play the guitar. The first time she took guitar lessons was when she got into The Alice Cooper Band. She was a shredder, and they told her she needed to learn some more classic rock stuff.

Steve Vai was one of her biggest influences on guitar. She really loved the virtuoso players.

She loves the story of Jason Becker, who was diagnosed with ALS but has lived longer than they said he would while still being able to compose music. She turned Austin on to his story.

She did not graduate from high school, but she did get her GED. She went to get her GED so she could go on tour and focus on music full time.

She learned early on in her career that she needs to sign a contract before touring. She toured with a band who told her they’d settle up the money at the end of the tour, and she ended up getting nothing.

Austin’s dad played in a country western band. He tried to learn to play instruments when he was younger, but he didn’t practice enough to be good.

She doesn’t drink anymore, but she used to love vodka.

She believes you don’t have to have expensive equipment to have good feeling. She believes in practicing so much that you can shut your brain off and feel the music while you’re playing. She plays from the heart.

She had been drinking and partying for around 15 years before she decided to stop. She cleaned up last year and decided to start working out again. Nikki Sixx and Alice Cooper helped her sober up.

When she first auditioned to be in the Alice Cooper Band, she played the songs in a way over the top manner, which was her style at the time. The guy who looked at the video told her she needed to simplify her style, which she did.

She has formed a new band and they are writing music. She is excited about playing with them. She wouldn’t give us the name of the band though.

This concludes today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show. Thanks guys for reading. Check back with us this Thursday for the next episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. Also, peruse the rest of the website for other excellent news and articles. Feel free to comment and start discussions below.

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The Steve Austin Show Unleashed with Alan Bishop 9-15-16

By Byron Evans – @Bevans1985 – You can check this out every Tuesday/Thursday on Ringsidenews.com, along with other good wrestling articles/news. Follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of my articles. I post podcast recaps and original content daily.

Welcome everyone to another episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. Alan Bishop, who has worked on Broken Skull Challenge amongst other tv shows, is our special guest today. Let’s get to the action.

Austin told a story about losing his keys the other day. He spent an hour looking for them, and then finally found them in a spot where he had already looked. He said he would’ve felt dumb having to call Uber to take him home.

Alan is the supervising challenge producer on the Broken Skull Challenge. He’s Canadian.

He likes simple challenges. He thinks sometimes it’s not better to make a challenge to complex.

He left home at the age of 15 and traveled the country for 3 years. He then joined the military. When he got out he went back to guiding in the wilderness.

He met a lot of CEO’s and heads of businesses while guiding. He started playing games with them while hiking since a lot of these guys weren’t used to being on their feet for long periods of time. These CEO’s started calling him because they liked these games for team building purposes. He loved team building. He then transitioned into reality television.

His parents divorced when he was ten. He bounced back and forth between households, but settled in with his dad because it was easier, there was no parenting. He did a lot of drugs, alcohol, and smoked a lot cigarettes at early ages. He has since cleaned himself up.

He went into the military because he felt like he needed structure. He just walked into a recruiting office one day and signed up for infantry. Boot camp was a whole other world for him because he wasn’t used to anyone telling him what to do.

Fitness is a way of life for him. He loves Crossfit training. He believes in risk taking to achieve. He is big on tracking your fitness goals. He loves to train on hills.

He thinks people who set up resolutions are setting themselves up for failure by not keeping things simple.

This concludes today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. Thanks guys for reading. Check back with us next Tuesday for the next episode of The Steve Austin Show. Check out the rest of the website for other excellent articles. Feel free to comment and start discussions below.

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The Steve Austin Show with Missy Hyatt 9-13-16

By Byron Evans – @Bevans1985 – You can check this out every Tuesday/Thursday on Ringsidenews.com, along with other good wrestling articles/news. Follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of my articles. I post podcast recaps and original content daily.

Welcome everyone to another episode of The Steve Austin Show. Missy Hyatt returns to the show today. She will be the one to ask Austin the questions this time around. Let’s get to the action.

Austin said he’s making a comeback from his shoulder surgery. He’s getting stronger, but it’s a slow and steady progress.

Austin is super busy filming the upcoming season of Broken Skull Challenge, he said it should be a good one.

World Class Championship Wrestling was the only live show he went to see as a fan when he was younger, mainly because he didn’t have much money. He watched some other organizations on tv, but their live shows were to far away for him.

He had no other plans when he got hired by WCW. He doesn’t know what he would have done if they wouldn’t have hired him in the early 90’s.

Danny Davis and Superstar Bill Dundee were two guys that he learned a lot from in his early days in Dallas.

Missy says one of her regrets in life was breaking up with John Tatum. She left him for Eddie Gilbert.

When they turned Austin heel against Chris Adams, that promotion tripled in viewership. It was a really hot angle at the time. That is the feud that really got him noticed.

He said he never had to deal much with Jim Herd, but he could tell he didn’t know much about the wrestling business.

He never wanted to be in a tag team with Brian Pillman, but he ended up liking it. He doesn’t know why they broke them up.

Tom Pritchard is the one who helped him realize that there’s more to a wrestler than being a mechanic, you needed to become a personality as well.

He loved working with Madusa, especially since he was a fan of hers from before he got into the business.

Austin thinks if he could go back he would tell his younger self to learn how to do a better promo earlier in his career.

Missy thinks the business has gotten a little fast for her. She wishes they’d slow down a little so the action registers in peoples head better.

This concludes today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show with Missy Hyatt. Thanks guys for reading. Check back with us this Thursday for the next episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. While you’re here, check out the rest of the website for other excellent articles/news. Feel free to start discussion and add comments below.

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The Steve Austin Show Unleashed with Missy Hyatt 9-8-16

By Byron Evans – @Bevans1985 – You can check this out every Tuesday/Thursday on Ringsidenews.com, along with other good wrestling articles/news. Follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of my articles. I post podcast recaps and original content daily.

Welcome everyone to another episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. Today’s guest is Missy Hyatt. She is the same age as Steve Austin, but she got into the business of professional wrestling much earlier than he did. They are going to talk about the old days of pro wrestling. Let’s get to the action.

Missy was a fan of The Freebirds when she was young. She fell in love with pro wrestling at a very young age. She started in the business at the age of 17.

Missy credits Sunshine with helping her get her start in the business. Sunshine was a babyface at the time, and Missy was the heel. Missy always thought it was easy to get heat as a heel.

She feels like her character was her turned up to an eleven. She considered herself a geek when she was in school, but she did consider herself a wild child. She said she was spoiled growing up.

She finally graduated college in 2001, even though she flirted with going to college as a young person. She got her degree in psychology.

She said she got paid really well, and treated very well, when she worked for Fritz Von Erich.

They talk a little bit about the sad story of the Von Erich family.

Austin was pretty shocked to hear how much money Missy was making during her early years wrestling. Austin didn’t make much money at all until he became a known commodity.

Missy talked about how tough a woman Dark Journey was. She said she used to cry a lot after matches with Dark, but she was told never to let anyone see it. She said Dark Journey used to mess up the match a lot. Missy thinks Dark was shooting on her.

She respected Eddie Gilbert a lot as a pro wrestling mind.

She spent 5 years in WCW. She said she would have stayed longer, but things happen. A misunderstanding is why she didn’t get her contract renewed. She was very sad, but she is happy to have had the opportunity to move to NYC. She moved to NYC shortly after leaving WCW.

She had a short stint in WWE in 1988, but it didn’t work out very well. She feels like they never let her be her. She claims to have been heavily scripted.

She also had a short stint in ECW in 1996. Paul Heyman had gotten a big break earlier in his career by Missy and Eddie.

This concludes today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. This was a great look at the career of Missy Hyatt, and is well worth a listen. Thanks guys for reading. Check back with us next Tuesday for the next episode of The Steve Austin Show. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the website for other excellent articles. Please comment and start discussions below.

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The Steve Austin Show with Wade Keller 9-06-16

By Byron Evans – @Bevans1985 – You can check this out every Tuesday/Thursday on Ringsidenews.com, along with other good wrestling articles/news. Follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of my articles. I post podcast recaps and original content daily.

Welcome everyone to another episode of The Steve Austin Show. Our guest today is Wade Keller, and they are ready to talk about NXT TakeOver Brooklyn, and NXT in general. This should be a great episode, lets get to the action.

Austin recently watched the recent NXT TakeOver event, and he loved it. He thinks NXT has a different look than the main roster shows, and he loves that. He loves the lighting and the production. He mentioned loving the lighting 3 times in a few minutes.

Wade said he instantly loved the NXT atmosphere as soon as the show came on, and he said he liked it much better than SummerSlam. He likes that NXT doesn’t appear like a smaller scale version of the main roster, it appears as if it is its own brand.

Austin really enjoys the NXT commentary team. He said they treat it like a sporting event. It reminds him of old school wrestling, and it’s very fresh.

Wade agrees with the sports like atmosphere of NXT as well. He likes how they act like they’re still protecting kayfabe.

Austin thinks No Way Jose has good size, good mechanics, and a good look. This was the first time Austin has ever seen him. He thinks Austin Aries is a really good worker as well. He doesn’t know how far No Way Jose can go, but he thinks he could change his gimmick some to go further up the card. He thought it was a great open match, and that Jose has great upside.

Wade thought they had a great dynamic between themselves. He thought Hideo got a good pop when he appeared after the match. Austin was very curious how Austin Aries had been booked.

Austin enjoyed the Ember Moon, Billie Kay match. He loved the aggressive nature of both women. He gave the match a big thumbs up. He had never heard of either of those women. He wonders if Ember can pull off her finishing move every time she attempts it.

Austin thought Bobby Roode’s glorious vignette was off the charts. He thinks Bobby has a perfect entrance. Wade is glad they went all-in with Bobby Roode. Austin had never heard of Andrade Almas, but he likes his look and his work. Austin thinks he should lose the suspenders.

Austin thought the match was built to develop the character of Bobby Roode, and getting it over. Andrade was a supporting player in the purpose of the match, he wasn’t a jobber. Austin loved the commentary during the match.

Wade thinks they need to immediately move Bobby Roode to the main roster and take advantage of his gimmick. Austin agreed they need to run with him.

Austin loved the tag team championship match. Wade said it was one of his favorite matches this year. He said it was a clinic in how to have an amazing match without taking a million high risk bumps. Dash and Dawson showed that in 2016 you can still get over as a heel instead of running into the problem of being a cool heel.

Austin thought the referee did an amazing job in this match, always in the right place at the right time. He thought Gargano and Ciampa killed it. He thinks Dash and Dawson brought back the lost art of tag team wrestling. He liked how neither team pandered to the crowd, but the crowd totally bought into the match. He thinks Gargano and Ciampa got over more than they were by losing.

Austin is a big Bayley fan. Wade thinks this was Asuka’s best ring entrance. He likes how physically she brings it. Austin loved the last third of the match. He didn’t think the loss hurt Bayley at all.

Wade likes how in NXT the celebrities are the wrestlers. They show how the stars from the main roster, and the NXT alumnus, want to be there to see the show.

Austin is a big fan of Shinsuke Nakamura. He thought the entrance was just a little to long for his liking. Wade loved every second of the ring entrance. Austin thought it was a heck of a match. Austin wishes Samoa Joe would have wrestled during his time because he would have loved to have wrestled him.

This concludes today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show. If you want to hear good analysis of NXT TakeOver Brooklyn then this is the podcast for you. Thanks guys for reading. Check back with us this Thursday for the next episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. Also check out more excellent articles on this website. Please comment and start discussions below.

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The Steve Austin Show Unleashed with Ted Fowler 9-1-16

By Byron Evans – @Bevans1985 – You can check this out every Tuesday/Thursday on Ringsidenews.com, along with other good wrestling articles/news. Follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of my articles. I post podcast recaps and original content daily.

Welcome everyone to another episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. On today’s episode, Austin’s good buddy Ted Fowler returns. You know when these guys get together it’s always good conversation. They are also going to answer some twitter questions. Let’s get to the show.

Austin said they are currently filming the next season of The Broken Skull Challenge. He said they are just getting in a groove with their filming. You can tell he’s been yelling a lot on set because his voice is pretty hoarse.

Austin said a tennis ball like sack recently appeared on his elbow. He is unsure where it came from. His doctor said it could happen anytime because of his wrestling days.

A doctor came out to look at the elbow, but didn’t drain it because that isn’t the protocol anymore. He’s going to have to let it go down naturally.

Austin recently posted a picture of himself lifting in the gym and someone messaged him asking him if he was working out with his mom. He was irritated because he just came off shoulder surgery, so he’s still trying to build his strength back up.

At this stage of his life, he just wants to look good and feel good. He said he wants to tailor his training for that.

These two guys met about 8 years ago, Ted had been living down there for 2 years prior to that. A friend of Ted’s went with him to take a look at the ranch that Austin had just bought. They hit it off that night. They ended up having a lot in common and became drinking and hunting buddies.

Ted finally cleaned out that nasty refrigerator that went bad when the power went out awhile back. They ended up losing one of their 5 refrigerators.

Austin is looking forward to dove season because he hasn’t really been able to participate much in about 20 years. They are both looking forward to deer season.

They were asked about doing a hunting show, but neither guy is that interested in doing one. They said they like to hunt for their own relaxation.

Austin was asked about eating well on the road while on a budget. He said it’s good to go caveman style. You could get a burger and toss the buns. He also endorsed Waffle House, IHOP, and Denny’s as far as places you can eat healthy.

Austin’s favorite era of wrestling will always be the mid 80’s style. Ted said his favorite era was the mid 90’s. He like the edginess of it. As he got older, he got into the 80’s.

Ted said he’s a Cena fan, and doesn’t like AJ Styles or Kevin Owens. Austin thinks it’s great that Kevin Owens won the Universal title, and he hopes AJ Styles wins the WWE title soon.

This concludes today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. This was an interesting conversation, well worth a listen. Thanks guys for reading. Check back with us next Tuesday for the next episode of The Steve Austin Show. Please comment and start discussions below.

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The Steve Austin Show with The Revival 8-30-16

By Byron Evans – @Bevans1985 – You can check this out every Tuesday/Thursday on Ringsidenews.com, along with other good wrestling articles/news. Follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of my articles. I post podcast recaps and original content daily.

Welcome everyone to another episode of The Steve Austin Show. Today’s episode will feature current NXT tag team champions The Revival. This episode will get in depth with the men behind the characters. Let’s get to the action.

Austin starts off the show with a lot of complements for The Revivals tag team championship match at this past NXT Takeover Brooklyn. He also complemented the 2 out of 3 falls match against American Alpha a little while ago.

These guys are big fans of old school wrestling, and like to employ the old school style. They want to be different and not do stuff the everyone else does nowadays.

Dash never got formally trained because he was so poor, he learned as much as he could on his own studying and then finally got a shot at a small promotion by helping out set up the ring. Scott grew up training under old school guys.

Scott grew up loving Ric Flair because of his dad. After watching King of the Ring 1993, he told his parents he wanted to be a wrestler. He was obsessed with becoming a professional wrestler.

Dash, who is from Asheville, NC, grew up watching wrestling with his grandma. The more he watched, the more he got hooked.

These guys knew each other when they were younger. Scott lived in Asheville for some time. Scott played sports when he was younger, but when he blew his knee out playing basketball, that was it for sports.

The only sport Dash stuck with through high school was wrestling. He wanted to learn as much as he could from amateur wrestling so he could be a pro wrestler.

Austin said he thinks these guys perform a lost art of tag team wrestling, and they are fun to watch. Austin compared these guys to Arn and Ole.

Scott thinks guaranteed contracts may have helped kill tag team wrestling because people didn’t work together as well. All these guys think tag team wrestling wasn’t very good for many years there after the glory years of the 80’s and early 90’s.

Scott and Dash felt like when they got to NXT, management didn’t really know what to do with them. This is what caused them to decide to work together to have the best matches on every card.

Austin agrees that to have a great tag team you need to think as a team. It is important that it’s about both guys, not you as an individual.

These two guys have a big chip on their shoulder, they are determined to make it big. They were at NXT for two years watching other people pass over them.

Austin stresses the importance of keeping it simple in the ring and telling a good story, that will get you over. Once you get over you will stay over is his motto.

On an average day they will start the day with a strength coach working out. They then will go train in the ring some. They will study tape a lot as well.

Scott and Dash really put over the coaching abilities of Matt Bloom. They say he did a great job changing the vibe of the performance center.

The performance center is a full time job. You live in Orlando, and you’ll put in the hours like a 9-5.

Austin said The Revival is his favorite tag team going right now.

This concludes today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show. This was a great look at the current NXT tag team champions. Thanks guys for reading. Check back with us this Thursday for the next episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. Please comment and start discussions below.

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The Steve Austin Show Unleashed with Pat Patterson 8-25-16

By Byron Evans – @Bevans1985 – You can check this out every Tuesday/Thursday on Ringsidenews.com, along with other good wrestling articles/news. Follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of my articles. I post podcast recaps and original content daily.

Welcome everyone to another episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. Today’s guest is none other than Pat Patterson. They are going to talk about his new book “Accepted,” and discuss old school wrestling. Let’s get to the action.

Austin has known Pat since the mid 90’s. Pat said when Austin came into the WWE he was given the gimmick as the ringmaster, which he hated. Austin said he only took it as a foot in the door.

Pat grew up in a 2 bedroom house with 11 people, and only cold water. You had to wait in line to go to the bathroom.

Pat talked about having brothers interested in hockey growing up, but he was never interested in it. He was interested in the circus.

When he saw his first pro wrestling event he was hooked. His father didn’t want him to wrestle, but he let him do it after seeing how good he was. Pat had been training for awhile before telling his dad.

He said when he first got started in the business the veterans would stretch him out bad, but he always kept going back regardless.

His parents were mad because growing up he couldn’t keep a job. He just wasn’t happy working the factory jobs.

Killer Kowalski was his hero growing up. He liked how mean and vicious Killer was.

Pat said the facial expression is so important as a wrestler. When you hit someone you need to really look like you’re hitting them. It’s part of having that mean streak.

His real name isn’t Pat Patterson, it’s Pierre Clermont. He always like the name Pat, so one day he opened the dictionary and the first word he saw was Patterson, and he liked it. So he started going by Pat Patterson.

Pat said regardless of whether he worked heel or babyface, he preferred to lead the match.

Pat said back in his days people enjoyed watching two guys grappling, there weren’t a lot of high spots like today. He said you could have someone in a hold for twenty minutes and the crowd loved it.

He met his life partner of 40 years, Louis, in Boston. Louis had a good job in Boston, but quit his job and moved to Portland with Pat. Louis ended up moving with Pat to all the territories he went to, and everyone loved the guy.

Pat felt like he really started getting over, and gaining confidence, when he went to Portland to wrestle.

Pat was advised to go to California to team with Ray Stevens. He was there for 15 years, but thought he wasn’t going to last long because of his lifestyle. Pat loved teaming with Ray Stevens. Ray was a very easy going guy.

Pat truly believes that, no matter how good you are, wrestlers need feedback.

By the end of his run in California, he was practically an office guy. They did a battle royal in that territory. That helped Pat create the royal rumble later on.

After California, Pat went to Florida to work for Eddie Graham. Eddie was known as a genius in the business.

After Florida, Pat went to Minneapolis to work for Verne Gagne.

After Minneapolis, Pat went to New York to work for Vince McMahon Sr. He was brought in to work with Bob Backlund.

In 1979, Pat Patterson was declared the first Intercontinental Champion.

Both Pat and Austin think wrestlers today are going to fast, and they aren’t selling enough. The think there’s no point in doing a move if it doesn’t mean anything.

Pat was there when Vince Sr. passed away and passed on the business to Vince Jr.

Vince Sr. was very content with being in the big cities in the northern part of the United States. Vince Jr. wanted to take the business all across the world. A lot of people thought Vince Jr. was going to ruin the business doing that. Pat helped Vince Jr. do a lot of the bookings.

Vince gave Pat the title of senior VP. He transitioned into an office role. He used to love playing a lot of ribs in the office.

Pat maintains that he had nothing to do with the Montreal ScrewJob. He did not know it was going to happen. He tried to tell Bret the truth, but Bret wouldn’t shake his hand.

It was at the WWE show Legends House that he finally said to the whole world that he is gay. After that he had to write his book. Vince also helped him realize he needed to write a book about his life.

This concludes today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed with special guest Pat Patterson. This podcast was a great look at the life of Pat Patterson, well worth a listen. Thanks guys for reading. Check back with us next Tuesday for the next episode of The Steve Austin Show. Also, peruse the site for other interesting articles. Feel free to comment and start discussions below.

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The Steve Austin Show with Wade Keller 8-23-16

By Byron Evans – @Bevans1985 – You can check this out every Tuesday/Thursday on Ringsidenews.com, along with other good wrestling articles/news. Follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of my articles. I post podcast recaps and original content daily.

Welcome everyone to another episode of The Steve Austin Show. Today’s episode features Wade Keller. SummerSlam was this past weekend, and these guys are going to break it all down for you. Let’s get to the action.

Wade doesn’t think having NXT TakeOver Brooklyn hurt SummerSlam any, as far as wearing people down with to much wrestling. There is a consensus out there that SummerSlam was to long, and with all those people having been at NXT the night before, that people were worn down during the SummerSlam event. He said he really doesn’t want that to be true because he doesn’t want them to not do TakeOver Brooklyn again.

TakeOver Brooklyn was Wade’s favorite part of the weekend. He loved the Shinsuke, Samoa Joe match. He thought having the violinist out there was awesome, and it was the perfect entrance for Shinsuke.

Wade wants them to call Samoa Joe up to the main roster soon, and he hopes they put him in a feud with Brock Lesnar.

Wade said the tag team championship match from NXT TakeOver would be the match of the year for Austin. He thinks it was a clinic for the psychology of a match. They teach you how to win a crowd without killing yourself. Austin said he’d like to see it because he loves tag team wrestling.

Austin wants to know if Shawn Michaels is going to stay full time as a coach at the performance center. HHH said if he wants the job it’s his to take, but it’s up in the air right now. Austin really put over Terry Taylor as a great coach for the performance center.

Austin thinks Shawn would be a fantastic teacher. Ric Flair is his favorite wrestler, but he thinks Shawn Michaels was the greatest in ring performer he’s ever seen. Wade agrees with Austin.

Austin loved the John Cena, AJ Styles match. It was his favorite match of the night. He thinks the things that separate AJ Styles from several other guys in WWE with similar skill sets are intensity, focus, and delivery.

Austin enjoyed the Jeri-KO, Big Cass and Enzo Amore match, but he thought the crowd wasn’t as into it as they should have been. Wade said the two hour pre-show may have hurt the ppv a little. By the time this match came on they’ve already seen 3 matches, and had a few hours of talking. The crowd has already settled in by the time the opening match started.

Wade wants a half hour pre-show, and a 3 hour ppv. He agrees with Austin that people weren’t into the opening match like they should have been. They did everything right to get the crowd into it. They think it didn’t hurt Enzo and Big Cass at all to lose this match.

Both guys think Big Cass has come a long way in the last few years, as far as the little nuances that make someone great. They think he has a great singles run coming one day.

Wade thinks it would be a good idea to keep Jericho and Owens together as a tag team for awhile, especially if they don’t have anything else meaningful for them to do as a singles star. It would be a good way to get people itching to see Owens go on a singles run again as a main star.

Austin thinks Charlotte has a great presence to her. He also is a big fan of Sasha. This was one of Austins favorite matches of the night. He thought there were a couple of bumps that were really risky. He loved the finish of the match. He doesn’t think it hurt Sasha beating her like they did. He thinks maybe they should have just kept the belt on Charlotte in the first place.

Wade thought the match was good, but he didn’t like it as much as Austin did. He thinks they need to stop doing some of those risky spots. He was really traumatized seeing some of those dangerous spots Sasha was in. They both think they did a good job making you feel like they were really battling over this title.

You can tell both guys want Sasha to tone down the high spots so she can have a long productive career, and so she isn’t taking herself out of storylines.

Austin thinks The Miz, Apollo Crews match was a good solid match. He thinks Miz is a good dependable worker, and Apollo is a good athlete. Wade wants them to start developing the Apollo Crews character better.

Austin thinks the way the match went that they are going to start pushing Apollo Crews after this loss. Wade doesn’t see the match as a positive for Apollo.

Austin thinks the Cena, Styles match was an instant classic. He thinks there was great psychology, great moves, and great selling in this match. He wants WWE to push AJ as a huge star after this match. He doesn’t think anyone could follow this match, so it should have been higher up on the card.

Wade liked how, after the match, the crowd started cheering for John Cena while he was sitting in the ring. He wonders if this will be a turning point in how Cena critics view and react to him. He thinks this match was designated to make AJ Styles the next big star in WWE.

Wade thinks Jon Stewart dressed like a bum, and he didn’t like that. You can tell Wade wasn’t a fan of Jon Stewart being a part of SummerSlam like he was. Wade isn’t a fan of the whole angle they’ve been running with the tag team title chase. He thinks the psychology of the match was all wrong.

Austin didn’t seem to think the tag team title match was put together very well either. He thinks they could have done a better job building the match than they did. He likes all the guys in this match, he just didn’t like the booking.

Austin thinks the Ziggler, Ambrose match was solid, but not spectacular. He thinks the crowd wasn’t very into the match. He called it an average match. He wished Ziggler would have shined more in this match, and maybe shown more heel tendencies.

Wade doesn’t think the match fit the storyline. He agrees with Austin’s points. He thinks this is a match that could have just been shown on Smackdown.

Austin thought the 6 woman tag match was fine for a 6 woman tag match. He was really impressed with Naomi and her athleticism. He liked her ring entrance.

Wade thinks the match didn’t need to be there. He thinks they only had the match to have a woman’s match from Smackdown on the ppv. He said it added length to a show that didn’t need it.

Austin thought the Finn Balor, Seth Rollins match was a good match, but the crowd wasn’t into it as much as they should have been. He thought Finn Balor’s entrance was spectacular. He wishes they would have been a little more physical than they were. He thinks Seth is a phenomenal worker, but he needs to really work on his character.

This was Wade’s second favorite match on the show. He thinks they should have waited until SummerSlam to reveal the Demon King character. Seth Rollins is one of his favorite wrestlers of all time. Wade thinks Seth needs to have a more sinister side to himself.

Wade thought Roman Reigns brought it in his brawl with Rusev. He said the crowd felt cheated out of a match. He thinks they might be setting up Roman Reigns as the only guy who can stop Brock Lesnar. Austin was disappointed he didn’t get the match.

Austin thought the Orton, Lesnar match was perfect. He said the crowd wasn’t expecting to see something so violent. Wade doesn’t want to see Brock vs Shane McMahon. Austin doesn’t think that’s where they are going.

This concludes today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show. These guys did a great job analyzing SummerSlam, and they really went in-depth in the analyzation. Even if you saw SummerSlam, you should check out this podcast. Thanks guys for reading. Check back with us this Thursday for the next episode of The Steve Austin Show Unleashed. Please comment and start discussions below.

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