DC and Doc Talk Wrestling! A weekly podcast covering the latest news in WWE, NXT and other professional wrestling promotions, along with whatever other topics are on the hosts' minds!
Hosted by DC Matthews, a life-long wrestling enthusiast, and Doc Manson, the only actual doctor talking about pro wrestling on the internet today (until facts prove otherwise). Send us an email at email@example.com, or connect with us on Twitter (@theDCMatthews and @DocManson)!
For the second time in three weeks, we crown a NEW greatest wrestler of all time! Is it Eric Bischoff? Okada? Disco Inferno? CHEESEBURGER? Or could it be a name that we talk about in the opening minutes of the show, having no idea where the random numbers will take us!
DC and Doc talk about SummerSlam weekend, which include predictions and predoctions not just for all of the matches on the main show, but also the night before at NXT: TakeOver: Brooklyn IV! All this and your emails!
DC and Doc talk about the DDT Draft 2018, the All-Time Draft Alpha, Impact Wrestling, RAW, SummerSlam, and other goodies in this slightly belated edition of DDT Wrestling! Speaking of Impact Wrestling -SPOILERS- Sami Callihan pees on a guy! All of this, and your emails!
After three weeks of reconciliation, Doc and DC add more names to The List! And not just any names, but quality names, like. . . Um. . . Man, it was a while ago that we recorded this. . .Hmm, let me think. . . I know there were good names. . .
An extra short show with some technical issues. Apologies for the skipping in the audio, but the fates were not with us for this recording. DC and Doc talk about the currently ongoing DDT Draft. Listen in!
DC and Doc continue to reconcile The List, their ranking of the greatest wrestlers of all time! We read some e-mails and start going down the list piece by piece. Who will get our love and earn our derision? Find out today!
DC and Doc make their predictions for WWE's upcoming Extreme Rules PPV/Network Event. Find out where the host's opinions fall on the big marquee matches, including such gems as Constable Corbin versus Guy in Leather Jacket, and the Rotunda Rumble. All of this and none of your emails!
Nothing like posting a prediction show some 60 minutes before the show starts! Even if you don't get to listen before TakeOver, be sure to listen the next day to see how incredibly wrong DC and Doc were about everything!
DC and Doc don't talk about a whole lot of wrestling on this episode, although they do speak a little bit about the future of TV and the possibility of a UK show. Otherwise, they talk a lot about Starbucks, home improvement, and more Starbucks. Send us more emails!
DC and Doc talk about wrestling, specifically about how Money in the Bank is shaping up. The boys get educated about Eggnog lattes and do a little footwear association during our email segment. Doc goes off on a Miranda Sings tangent near the end, and DC speaks Spanish. Poorly. All this and more!
DC and Doc try to have a short episode because Doc is feeling under the weather. Somehow, they still end up talking for over an hour and pretty much completely on topic for once. The big Fox TV rights deal is discussed, and the future of the WWE Network is pondered. All this, and your emails!
This week, we finally have an episode where Doc Manson knows most of the names mentioned! It's a post-Mother's Day miracle! Among the talents ranked this week are Sarah Logan, Primo Colon, Bam Bam Bigelow, Dawn Marie, Scott Norton and the wrestling god himself, JBL!
ATTENTION - The next episode will be our reconciliation show, so plead your cases for talents you feel deserve to be re-ranked to firstname.lastname@example.org!
DC Matthews tries to rouse the spirit of the dearly departed Doc Manson with a good old fashioned seance. Things don't go well, or maybe they do, depending on your definition of humor, I suppose. All this and your emails on this, the least appropriate episode of DDT Wrestling ever!
It's another episode of Doc and DC ranking the greatest wrestlers of all time, though after the last few weeks, it feels like we've been stuck in the mid-card forever! That's how this show began as well, though we had some nods to tradition (Mitsuharu Misawa, Perro Aguayo, The Great Sasuke). Just when all seemed lost, the fates were kind, and not only do we have a new member of the Top 20, we have a new member of the Top 5 as well!
DC and Doc talk about WWE hitting the reset button after Wrestlemania. We're pretty excited by all of the debuts and returns on RAW and Smackdown this week, and we are eagerly looking forward to the Superstar Shakeup. All of this and your emails!
DC and Doc talk all about the hot wrestling in store for the upcoming weekend! We talk about every match from NXT TakeOver: New Orleans and Wrestlemania 34, making our patented predictions and predoctions. Also, our patrons are so wrong about Becky Lynch. All of this, and your emails!
The Cowboy James Storm. Scotty Riggs. Miss Jacqueline. The Authors of Pain. Big E. Shaquille Flipping O'Neal! All this and more on this week's episode of #TheList, our quest to rank the greatest wrestlers of all time!
DC and Doc talk about their just launched Patreon page. Be sure to check it out! They also do quick recaps of RAW and Smackdown, and spend time getting HYPED for Wrestlemania! All of this and your emails!
What do Apollo Crews, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Tessa Blanchard, Molly Holly and New Jack all have in common? They were all part of today's episode of The List, where Doc and DC try to rank the greatest wrestlers of all time!
This week, DC begins to share some of the Dream Wrestlemania matches and cards submitted by you, the listeners! Check out what Chris, Jason, Dan, The Plasticine Dream and Brando all booked for the Ultimate Show of Shows!
DC and Doc are quilts! Or a throw! Or a blanket, thing. Thanks, Danielle! Also Daniel Bryan Danielson returns to the WWE wrestling ring in a shocking development this week! All of this and your emails! No, wait. There were no emails. Darn.
DC and Doc talk about the results of Fastlane and RAW and Smackdown from the past week. Wrestlemania season is quickly approaching, and the boys are excited. Know what else has us excited? Pies! Especially Key Lime Pie. All of this and your emails!
Welcome to The List - Where Doc and DC try to rank the greatest wrestlers of all time!
This week, DC and Doc spend more time amid the middle of the list, with names like Pete Gas, Grandmaster Sexay, Aja Kong and Typhoon! Fate also forces us to discuss a topical female Hall of Famer, and just like that, there's a new name at the bottom of our list. However, we do add a name to our Top 20, so that's something!
Delayed by the snow bringing down his home internet connection, Doc Manson is back with co-host DC Matthews to talk about wrestling! This week, the boy talk about the WWE Fastlane PPV and a bit about Wrestlemania. Doc professes a newfound appreciation for Elias, and a long-standing dissatisfaction with the Usos. All of this, and your emails!
With Doc Manson battling Snowmageddon, DC looks at the Wrestlemania Wall as we are one month away from the big day in New Orleans. Have no fear, DDT Besties, the usual show will come your way this weekend!
This week, only one name enters the elite Top 20 of The List, but we do claim a new "Worst Wrestler of All Time" and we spend a good amount of time in the upper third of these 120+ names. Tajiri, Piper Niven, Luchasaurus, Gail Kim, Brian Pillman and the great Waylon Mercy all get their rankings!
DC and Doc talk about the aftermath of the Elimination Chamber PPV as we start gearing up for Wrestlemania to arrive. DC praises Doc; Doc praises Asuka; and Asuka yells at the Miz in Japanese! The boys also get the word out about updates to their web site (ddtwrestling.com), a new email address (email@example.com), and give the URL for their shirt shop (shop.ddtwrestling.com). All this, and your eight emails!
The final episode on the NAI airwaves has DC and Doc discussing their future, then they dive into the rankings. Buzz Sawyer, Paul Orndorff, Scott Hall, Cameron, Nikki Bella and Faarooq are all among those getting listed!
This week, new names adorn the top AND the bottom of The List, and oddly enough, both are active wrestlers. Plus, Doc rants about his love for Christy Hemme and the guys try to figure out what to do with Chris Benoit. Plus, MANTAUR!
DC and Doc get ready for the Elimination Chamber by trying to sell you their brand new shirt! (http://bit.ly/DDTShirtSale). They also do some predictions for the upcoming PPV, and read through A BAKER'S DOZEN of your glorious emails! We rank our favorite Muppets, and spend some time ruminating on the wonders of maple. All of this and more!
It's episode 1 of The List, and after DC and Doc explain this Herculean task, it's time to begin randomly choosing names. How do Dolph Ziggler and Fandango rank against guys like Tatanka, Billy Gunn and Chavo Guerrero?
DC takes to bed. . . No, seriously. . . to look at the Wrestlemania Wall heading into Elimination Chamber. Some sticky notes are removed, some are added, and a whole lot of multi-person matches are booked.
DC walks the NAIborhood through his construction of the Wrestlemania Wall, showcasing his thoughts on what WWE will do with NXT, RAW and SDLive this April. Then, he breaks down part of the wall as injuries, new rivalries and forgetting the cruiserweights throws monkey wrenches into his plans.
DC and Doc talk about the past weekend, which included the wrestling events NXT TakeOver and the Royal Rumble. We talk reactions to each match, debate if we've been spoiled by NXT, and. of course, read some GLORIOUS emails!
With the news of another hit to 205 Live, DC tries to make the case for a legitimate junior heavyweight division in WWE, going through the numbers and By The Book to figure out just who could qualify for said title and how it could feasibly look.
DC and Doc spend a half hour reminiscing on the olden days before finally talking about RAW from this week and the dumb monster things (meant in the best way possible) that Braun Strowman keeps getting involved with. The boys also speak rather highly of the upcoming Mixed Match Challenge. All this, and emails from Ryan and Glenn!
DC and Doc sit down to talk about wrestling but, more importantly, #NerdDC returns! Check out DC's latest lyrical spoof in honor of one good, gloved hand, Bo Dallas. The pair also talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 12 show, but fans of the product will likely wish to stab Doc for being disparaging and dismissive. On happier topics, there's going to be a Women's division Royal Rumble match in the WWE! All this and an email from Pav on this edition of DDT Wrestling!
DC, Doc, GQ, and Mrs. Manson sit down for day three of the third annual DDT Awards Pod-A-Palooza! Today's categories include: Wettest Wrestler; Most Excited to Join WWE; Best Gimmick; Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself Award for Worst Trend; Finish Him! Award for Best Finisher or Signature Move; Daniel Bryan presents the Yes! Yes! Yes! Award for Best Trend; Biggest Disappointment; Best Feud or Storyline; Best Singles Match; World War III Award for Best Multi-Person Match; and the Top Ten Wrestlers of 2017!
All of this, plus a rollicking rendition of "Must be Santa" by the entire DDT crew! We hope that you've enjoyed the nonsense, friends!
DC, Doc, GQ, and Mrs. Manson sit down for day two of the third annual DDT Awards Pod-A-Palooza! Today's categories include: Braun Strowman presents Silliest Wrestle Silly Moment; Moments Best Forgotten; Holy Poop! Move of the Year; Bobby Roode presents Most Glorious (New) Entrance Music; The Vader Award for Best Strong Style; Got Their Bell Rung Award for Wrestler Most Missed Due to Medical Reason; Biggest, Blackest Hole of Charisma; Best Moment; The Miss Elizabeth Award for Best Valet; Greatest Resurgence of a Superstar; and Mrs. Manson presents Best Styyyle!
All of this plus a second, brand new parody song! Enjoy the nonsense, friends!
DC, Doc, GQ, and Mrs. Manson sit down for day one of the third annual DDT Awards Pod-A-Palooza! Hold on to your hats! Today's categories include: Triple H Ponytail Memorial; Sad to See You Go Award; Next Big Indie Star; Lince Dorado presents the Cruisiest Cruiserweight; Best Main Roster RUN by NXT Talent in 2017; NXT Wrestler of the Year; Breakout Women's Star; Breakout Men's Star; the Well, Well, Well, What Have We Here? Wellness Award; and the Best Wrestling Catchphrase! All of this plus a brand new parody song to kick off the DDT Awards festivities! Enjoy the nonsense, friends!
Doc sits down with Rachel, Eric, and Mrs. Manson to whet your appetites for the 2017 DDT Awards Pod-A-Palooza! In this Kick-Off Show, the group coves the Best Social Media Presence of 2017. Be sure to tune back in soon, Besties! The Awards are Coming!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! DC and Doc bring you the last regular episode of DDT Wrestling for 2017. The next time you hear from us, it will be for the third annual DDT Awards! This week, we talk fall out from Clash of Champions, the announcement of the first ever Women's Royal Rumble match, and the Woken Brilliance of Matt Hardy. All of this and your emails!
DC and Doc talk about Clash of Champions, proving their predictions and predoctions for this Smackdown event. The boy also gab about funerals, Christmas tunes, the Mixed Match Challenge, Facebook, and Net Neutrality. All of this and your emails!
The boys are back to talk all about RAW and Smackdown, even though neither DC nor Doc currently subscribes to any cable or cable-like streaming services! We start to wonder what wonders the DDT Awards might hold this year, talk about the best and worst of the Attitude Era, and Doc even gives a thorough explanation of the hand-birthing story line. All this and your emails!
The boys get thankful and talk about their Turkey Day plans and meals. They then recap the last week or so in wrestling, talking about the fallout from NXT TakeOver War Games and Survivor Series, as well as the return of Paige to RAW, and the main roster debuts of Mandy Rose, Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, and Sonya Deville. All this and your emails!
DC and Doc talk about NXT Takeover and WWE Survivor Series. Surprising no one, the boy wander off and talk about potassium, Triple H riding in a side car, and Martin Van Buren's wife, Hannah Van Buren. Thanks, Pav.
Our triumphant return from hibernation! DC and Doc talk about the hottest wrestling news: Asuka debuts at TLC; Roman Reigns returns to action; Jericho takes on Omega at NJPW; Kevin Owens and Sammy Zayn get sent home from the UK tour; Emma gets released; AJ Styles wins the WWE Championship. All this, and your two week old emails!
DC and Doc meet up for a quick podblast regarding today's breaking news. With some medical issues going around the RAW locker room, Kurt Angle will be wrestling in a WWE ring for the first time in nearly 10 years, and AJ Styles will be facing off against Finn Balor in what many might call a dream match!
DC had a lot of little thoughts swimming through his brain so he decided to try to get them all out in 20 minutes or less. Impulse purchases, Cody vs. Roman, Black Panther, Halloween candy, Patton Oswalt and much more all make it into today's' Pontificast!
With the rumors swirling that Brock will battle Jinder at Survivor Series, DC goes big picture to let you know it's not as bad as you think, fantasy booking a RAW vs. Smackdown PPV that could feature all sorts of delicious moments.
Holy hell, here we are for the 100th and final episode of DDT Wrestling, featuring some much appreciated and entirely too kind audio notes from Glenn, Pav, and Che. Join DC and Doc as they reminisce about 100 GLORIOUS episodes, and bid a fond farewell to the DDT Besties. Until next week.
A funny thing happened on the way to RAW these last few weeks - WWE seems to have remembered they have a cruiserweight division. After reading an e-mail, DC talks about the changes to the 205 or less division and ponders its future. Plus, today in wrestling history.
DC and Doc talk about the passing of the late, great Bobby the Brain Heenan. They also take about the upcoming No Mercy PPV, and briefly weigh in on the promo controversy from this past week's Smackdown.
DC and Doc are back to talk about wrestling with you! The boy expound upon the Mae Young Classic, the Return of Vince McMahon, and the great week had by Kevin Owens on WWE Smackdown. Also, Asuka is coming to RAW! Doc is excited.
DC and Doc spend an episode catching up on good, old fashioned weekly wrestling. DC keeps things positive, and Doc spends an inordinate amount of time being as politically correct as he can. All this and your emails! DDTWrestling@gmail.com
Join DC and Doc as they talk over the fifth episode of the Mae Young Classic on the WWE Network. This episode marks the beginning of the second round of the tournament, and the action is really starting to pick up. Sync your video up to the 1 second mark and listen for the countdown!
The third round of the Mae Young Classic is upon us, so join DC and Doc as they talk over yet more wrestling! Spoiler, the action in this episode is a little reserved, but your hosts with the mosts make the best of it.
DC and Doc present a very special series of episodes, featuring your favorite (OK, fifth favorite) podcast hosts talking over the Mae Young Classic. Sync up your WWE Network to the 1 second mark of episode 1 of the MYC and join DC and Doc as they discover what's good in women's wrestling!
DC and Doc are back to talk about the shows of yesterweek! The hosts bask in the warm, fuzzy glow of a week of pretty good wrestling, including NXT TakeOver and WWE SummerSlam. We also talk about the Superstar Shakeup that no one is talking about! All this and your emails! To join the show, send your questions to DDTWrestling@gmail.com!
SummerSlam! NXT TakeOver Brooklyn III! It's a big wrestling weekend, some might say the second biggest of the year! Join DC and Doc as they talk about all of the matches leading into these two highly anticipated events! And your emails! DDTWrestling@gmail.com
With Doc traveling, DC passes the Turing Test and talks to Chip K Fabe of Checkin' The Boots podcast and NAIborhood fame. The two friends spend most of their time discussing all things New Japan, but before that, DC wants to know about Chip's challenges coaching baseball, and whether or not he's tried the new ketchup filled donut.
Be sure to follow @ChipKCTB on Twitter and check out "Checkin' The Boots" on iTunes!
You would think that after 88 episodes that Doc Manson would know how his microphone setup works, but this week features slightly terrible audio quality thanks to Doc recording through a microphone on the ground about 3 feet away from his desk. Good job, Doc. Good job. Also, Great Balls of Fire preDCtions and preDOCtions! Plus, DISAPPOINTMENT! #ControversyCreatesCast
DC & Doc record an in-person DDT Wrestling and, to no one's surprise, go off the rails. The boy talk about the the NAIborhood Fantasy Draft, and all the latest RAW and Smackdown news as WWE Great Balls of Fire approaches.
This week, DC & Doc talk about the aftermath from Extreme Rules. DC is back on the WWE train, baby! But Doc still has his doubts. Plus, we start getting to the bottom of the DDT International Tea Incident of 2017, but we need you help to get to the bottom of Biscuitgate! And your emails!
The boys talk wrestling, the night after Doc's mostly successful appearance on the New Age Insiders podcast. Sadly, Doc has almost nothing new to contribute, so you should probably just go and listen to that show. However, if you want to hear our preDCtions and preDOCtions for Payback, be sure to listen in!
On this somber episode of Doc Talk, Doc Manson mourns the loss of his co-host, DC Matthews, the greatest caster to ever pod. Also, once that joke is done, the boys talk about the week in the wrestling! How about the Jinder Mahal, am I right?
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Welcome to a very special WrestleMEHnia edition of the Weekly Wrestling News! In this episode, your host, Doc Manson, provides an in-depth look at all of the feuds and story lines leading into WrestleMania! Whether you're a die hard fan or this is your first time watching professional wrestling in years, this episode of the Weekly Wrestling News will get you ready for all of the fun and excitement this WrestleMania weekend!
DC and Doc are excited for WrestleMania weekend, and they celebrate that joy with a predictions and predoctions show covering all of WrestleMania and NXT TakeOver! NerdDC also graces out airwaves with the final installment of his Wrestlemania opus! Join the guys and celebrate your love for wrestling on this great weekend!
Let the good times roll! DC and Doc talk about their favorite WrestleMania matches, discuss why they like WrestleMania as a spectacle, speculate about Shawn Michaels return from retirement, and retire an bad joke about Seph Wowins. All this and your emails, of which there are plenty!
We welcome back @rachhnoelle, the first returning guest on Doc Talk. Today we spend some time talking about Rachel's experiences in the wrestling industry. She tells us what it's like to help out with an independent wrestling promotion, and even tells us a little bit about what it's like to brush elbows with the stars!
DC and Doc Talk about visiting foreign lands, debate the veracity of an email from a supposed Ukrainian fan, lament the early reviews of Iron Fist, classify what it means to be a taco, and dive deep into fast food favorites. Also, since this is an episode of DDT Wrestling, we also talk about wrestling.
After the latest opus from #NerdDC kicks off the Wrestlemania season, DC and Doc talk about the aftermath of Fastlane and the week of wrestling that was. The road to Wrestlemania is looking good, if maybe just a little too well scouted. Doc also drops the greatest Bray Wyatt promo in the history of the world. We wrap up with emails, and discuss what it means to be a salad.
DC ponders a world in which Goldberg defends his Universal title against Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Big Show AND The Undertaker, and gives 10 reasons why it might be the best idea ever.
DC and Doc Talk Wrestling! Topics this week include predictions for WWE Fastlane, and wild speculation about the build to Wrestlemania. Can Goldberg beat Kevin Owens? Does anyone care? Other than Jason, that is? Does anyone read these descriptions? If so, enjoy this easter egg and send an email about it to the address below! Finally, the double D's of T also talk about wood carving, terrible childhood memories, and answer your emails. All this and more on this episode of DDT Wrestling!
DC and Doc Talk Wrestling! This week, we talk about the build to Fastlane, the differences in philosophy between the RAW and Smackdown creative teams, our continued amazement with the advancement of Luke Harper and Braun Strowman, and Sexy Doc pays a visit to an extremely uncomfortable DC! All this and more!
Doc Manson sits down with community member and friend, Rachel, to talk about #NXTAlbany! Rachel shares her thoughts on the live show experience (spoiler: she's a fan), and gives her take on a number of NXT talents, including: Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka, and others. Special appearance by the Arciszist, who occasionally chimes in with some patented background mumbles! We also briefly talk about RAW and the break up of JeriKO. All this and more on the latest episode of Doc Talk!
DC & Doc Talk Wrestling! This week, we talk about the fallout from Elimination Chamber, the breakup of JeriKO, Bayley winning the RAW Women's title, and Bray Wyatt finally capturing the World Championship. We also talk about the effectiveness of emotionally charged gimmicks in the modern age, based on a story about wrestling from the Washington Post. Also, a taste test of Crystal Pepsi! All of this and even more Wrestlemania speculation! Only on DDT Wrestling!
DC & Doc Talk Wrestling! This time, our heroes are snowed in and spend the day discussing their predictions for the WWE's upcoming Elimination Chamber PPV event. Separately, DC deeply offends friend of the show, GQ, and does his best to make amends via pod. Doc talks about his latest infographics, including one on the Elimination Chamber and another on the evolution of Charlotte Flair. All this, and the boys ponder WrestleMania, including plans for Samoa Joe.
DC and Doc talk about the Royal Rumble and RAW and Smackdown Live this past week. The boy discuss Seth Rollins' injury, the debut of Samoa Joe, and the current story lines leading into the Wrestlemania season. All this, and some good fun regarding everyone's favorite monster heel, BRRRRRRAAAAAAAUUUUN!
Join DC and Doc as they talk about the 2017 Royal Rumble. The boys speculate about what the WWE have in store for their fans this weekend, and provide their PreDCtions and PreDOCtions for the most royal of matches. All that, and Doc reviews Wise Limited Edition Grilled Cheeseburger Fully Loaded potato chips! Mmm, meaty!
DC and Doc talk wrestling! This week, DC bemoans the never arriving Royal Rumble and Doc investigates whether or not he has appendicitis. Doc also compares the latest with Sasha Banks to the Evil Dead 2. Finally, we give our quick thoughts on part 2 of the WWE UK Championship Tournament, and comment on the latest developments from RAW and Smackdown Live.
Join our heroes as Doc Manson mourns the arrival of the midseason break of Lucha Underground. DC then brings the conversation back to recent developments on RAW and Smackdown, including Jericho's US title win. Then, DC & Doc, the double D's of T, talk about our hopes and dreams leading up to the 2017 Royal Rumble match. Also, Becky Lynch. She got that depth, yo. All that, and your emails!
DC and Doc talk about all the wrestling they missed at the end of 2016, and that which has occurred thus far in 2017. Although DC bemoans the lack of recent WWE PPVs, Doc cheerfully reminds him that Smackdown gave a PPV worthy show at the end of the year. Continuing this positivity, Doc even talks a little about why he liked Stephanie McMahon on RAW this past week. Afterwards, DC is visited by either a raccoon, or possibly the disgruntled spirit of Rowdy Roddy Piper. All of this, and a ton of emails from the DDT Besties! Also, spam!
The grand finale of the 2016 DDT Awards Podstravaganza! We begin by welcoming you back to Manson Manor with a rousing and raucous rendition of Jingle Bell Rock, then continue with deciding the winners of the following categories: Best Moment; Biggest Developments; Best Feud; Best Storyline; Stories Best Forgotten; Greatest Resurgence of a Superstar; Best Tag Line of 2016 Sponsored by Chris Jericho; Oh, Thank God Award; Mrs. Manson Presents Best Styyyyyle; Top 5 Finishers; 1-on-1 Match of the Year; and finally, the Top 10 Wrestlers of 2016. Is your favorite superstar among the 10 best, according to DC, Doc, Mrs. Manson, and GQ? Find out in this thrilling conclusion to the 2016 DDT Awards! Part 3 of 3.
Happy Holidays, DDT Besties! See you in the New Year!
Part II of the 2016 DDT Awards Podstravaganza! This episode picks up after the unexpected, cliffhanger ending of Part I. Will we ever find out who wins the "What Were They Thinking?" award? Will we ever find out what happened to GQ? Will we ever choose winners for categories, including: Holy Poo Moment of the Year; Biggest Disappointment; the Daniel Bryan Memorial Award; The Well, Well, Well, What Have We Here? Wellness Award; Best Inanimate Object; Milk Carton Blues (Missing in Action); Biggest Blackest Hole of Charisma; Silliest Moment; Best Evolution of Character/Gimmick; Criminal Underuse; and the Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself (Worst Trend) Award. SPOILER: YES! All this and more! In Part II of the 2016 DDT Awards Podstravaganza! Happy Holidays, DDT Besties! Part 2 of 3.
It's the holiday season, which can mean only one thing! The DDT Awards are upon us! Join DC, Doc, and friend, GQ, as they tackle their first batch of unique categories, including the Triple H Ponytail Memorial, Long Distance Dedication, The Next Big Indie Star, Lince Dorado Presents the Cruisiest Cruiserweight, Most Glorious Entrance Music, and the What Were They Thinking awards! Part 1 of 3!
Doc Talk returns for a brief chat with an old friend with a new microphone. All hail the holiday season! Talk centers about the past of the self-proclaimed Arciszist, his history with professional wrestling, and his take on the current WWE product. Plus, you get more Doc Manson! What's not to love?
DC sits down to try to sort out in his own head how this year-end poll (formerly the NAI150) is going to work, though it's up to you to decide if he was successful. He also discusses his initial thoughts on Roadblock.
This week, DC and Doc fully intend on starting off their conversation with the news of the new WWE United Kingdom Championship match. 10 minutes later, they finally discuss it, followed by a brief pit stop on Black Excellence before diving into Roadblock #PreDCtions and #PreDOCtions. After some Smackdown Smack Talk, it's time for our e-mails, in which DC's replacement is contemplated.
This week, DC and Doc offer their most contentious episode yet, as a discussion about Doc's problems with RAW and DC's problems with Smackdown Live turns into a debate on their wrestling viewing habits. They still manage to find time to ponder the future of SD following TLC, whether white chocolate is real chocolate, Sasha and Charlotte's Ironwoman Match and the difference between favorite foods and best foods. Plus, of course, YOUR e-mails!
This week, DC and Doc find themselves previewing yet another WWE PPV, making PreDCtions and PreDOCtions for Sunday's TLC. Along the way, Doc samples peppermint hot chocolate, DC drops the mic again (literally), and they ponder the merits of streaming their video game experiences.
DC and Doc have a lot to catch up on with this episode, covering Survivor Series, Doc's new podcast idea, the future of video games, DC's potential Thanksgiving party foul, and some sort of strange dog videos.
It's a mad, mad, mad, live episode of DDT Wrestling! Join us on the couch as DC Matthews ventures forth to Manson Manor bringing copious amounts of Chinese food in tow. Our story begins just as our heroes are thoroughly incapacitated by the sheer volume of food consumed. And then, Survivor Series is discussed, predictions are made, and Thanksgiving dinner is dissected, analyzed, and reconfigured into a bowl of leftovers and horror.
DC and Doc sat down on Monday to discuss the world of professional wrestling, as they are wont to do. Doc shares some thoughts on HIAC and they chat about 205 Live. They then, as they are also wont to do, forget to post the show for a few days, so ya know. . . Enjoy!
With his partner Doc Manson locked in the Hades of Homeownership, DC trudges on his own to offer his thoughts on Hell in a Cell, RAW, Smackdown and 205 Live. He also makes a book series recommendation. Heel DC takes over a few times, but the Pope of Positivity battles back valiantly!
This week, DC and Doc are too busy eating to start the show proper, which in turn leads to a 20+ minute discussion on GMO's, Nutrition and Gluten Sensitivity. . . No, really, it totally happened. Once back on "track", it's time for Hell in a Cell PreDCtions and PreDOCtions, with some brief stops on the world of wrestling along the way. Then, it's your e-mails!
This week, both DC and Doc have seasonal concoctions to discuss as well as Doc's passion for Halloween decorations, so the wrestling talk doesn't start until well past the 30 minute mark. The guys make up for it by covering whether Chris Jericho is helping or hurting his best friend's title legitimacy, the potential of a Styles and HBK match, the women's "main event" for HIAC and the genius of James Ellsworth. Plus, as always, your emails!
This was a big week for news in the world of professional wrestling. We cover the return of Goldberg to the WWE, the return of Mickie James to NXT, the announcement of the first women's division Hell in a Cell, and the continued collapse of TNA.
This week, the show never quite gets on the rails, as Doc commandeers the show with not one, not two but THREE Shocktober themed concoctions. DC valiantly tries to steer the conversation back to wrestling, covering all the major happenings of the week, but Doc, as usual, continually obstructs, so they wind up discussing Rick Moranis, the Original Six teams of the NHL and the pros and cons of ingesting pepper spray. You've been warned.
DC, having watched No Mercy in the wee hours of the morning, wonders whether Smackdown Live would have been better off with its own November PPV, offering up his version of one. He then tries to Make Survivor Series Great Again by booking a traditional PPV full of elimination tag matches, offering a dream battle of trio stables in the main event.
This week we cover the latest news from the WWE, including Vince McMahon's return to television production, the premier of Total Bellas, the latest from RAW, and SmackDown Live's go home show before No Mercy.
This week, the guys once again debate the merits of forsaking pro wrestling to discuss other topics, primarily being their favorite Halloween candy. They eventually get to No Mercy PreDCtions and PreDOCtions, before discussing all the other news and notes in WWE!
This week, we provide a dramatic reading of Orton: Repercussions of Booking, a meme which appeared on Twitter during SmackDown Live this week. We also cover the fallout from Clash of Champions, RAW, and Smackdown, covering WWE superstars Heath Slater, Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar, and Nikki Bella.
This week, NerdDC tries to be punk, Doc and DC eat some seasonal concoctions (even if one tries to channel Girl Scout Season), then they delve into the major events of RAW and Smackdown this week. What did Doc think of Clash of Champions? Will Dolph Ziggler win the IC title? Has DC recovered from the lack of Bo Dallas? The guys also debate the possible futures of TNA and wonder whether or not female wrestling can ever truly main event a WWE PPV. Plus, of course, your e-mails!
Less than 24 hours after Clash of Champions, DC sits down and ponders aloud the possibilities for all the talent involved in RAW's first individual PPV offering. What makes the most sense for next month's HIAC? Could we ever see a woman's match inside a Cell? Does Sami Zayn belong in the Cruiserweight Division? Is Rusev ready for the main event? What exactly is lasagna soup? All of this and more is answered when DC goes By The Book!
The Weekly Wrestling News is your source for the fake news! This week we interview #NerdDC about his new hit single, Nerdanomics. Also, we report the latest news regarding WWE RAW and Smackdown, including coverage regarding Nikki Bella's twitter account and Johnny Gargano's wedding. All this and more, on the Weekly Wrestling News - Episode 4!
The boys are back, live and in person, for an energetic romp covering the latest #NerdDC parody masterpiece, Clash of the Champions predictions, and the debut of the Cruiserweights on RAW. Some #Shocktober shenanigans occur when Doc eats a Hostess Pumpkin Spice Cupcake, and DC gets in on the action with some Apple Spice Donuts. Doc also briefly talks about the Awakening and Bayley's passage into womanhood. All this and more! Only on DDT Wrestling!
The Weekly Wrestling News is your source for the fake wrestling news. This week, we talk about the fallout from Backlash, the latest happenings on RAW and Smackdown, and cover reports that Vince McMahon sustained an injury while training. Smackdown commentator David Otunga also joins us for a nonsensical interview.
Nerd DC brings us into our 50th episode of DDT Wrestling, causing us to wonder if there is really too much wrestling each week. After a discussion on what we'd do with millions of dollars (besides podcast for you all the time), we break down Backlash, review RAW and summarize Smackdown, all while answering our multiple e-mails.
After a styles-ish intro by Nerd DC, the Pope of Positivity tries to figure out the many roads to Wrestlemania that are possible with AJ Styles as the Smackdown World Champion. How does John Cena factor into all of this? Could Samoa Joe play a role? All this and more as DC goes #ByTheBook!
In this episode of the fake wrestling news, Doc Manson covers the latest developments in WWE, Lucha Underground, and TNA. DC Matthews joins the fake news to preview upcoming shows debuting on the WWE Network, and gives a rundown of some birthdays in the world of professional wrestling.
Despite DC's most valiant efforts to start the show talking about the wonders of Bo Dallas, Doc Manson quickly takes over and sadly resumes SHOCKTOBER here at DDT Wrestling. After he samples today's concoctions, the guys delve into Sunday's Backlash, making #PreDCtions and #PreDOCtions, while also pumping the tires of their new endeavors, the Weekly Wrestling News and #WrestleRankEm. They then touch on Lucha Underground Season 3, the upcoming Cruiserweight Division and the good and bad of RAW before ending, as always, with the mailbag.
Hot off the success of Doc Manson's first solo podcast (also available on your friendly DDT Wrestling feed), the guys discuss the sweet science Doc used to break down RAW and Smackdown Live. Then, DC asks about the success and failure of No Man's Sky, which leads them down a 30 minute tangent on video games, specifically Doc's personal favorite, "7 Days to Die." Finally, they get back on track by dipping into the mailbag, where a DDT Wrestling Bestie inquires about the long term future of the WWE Brand Extension.
With Doc Manson still trapped in the lab, DC turns to Periscope for co-hosts, chatting with members of the NAIborhood about Summer Slam. What does WWE see when they look at Enzo and Cass? How could the brand split save a major WWE PPV? Can we officially call 2016 "The Phenomenal Year" in pro wrestling? All this and more on The Pontificast!
With Doc Manson trapped in the lab (literally), DC shares his thoughts on the state of NXT following Takeover Brooklyn II and then, just because he can, looks at the three matches from the Summer Slam pre-show. Does Sami Zayn's greatest success lie in the cruiserweight division? Why is Heath Slater getting in the way of potential greatness? How do you solve a problem like Asuka? All this and more from the haven of the pine trees!
This week, it's all about PreDCtions and PreDOCtions for NXT Takeover Brooklyn and Summer Slam, though they couldn't resist touching on the recent suspensions of Alberto Del Rio and Paige. Which matches will steal the show this weekend? Which match might cause both our heroes to fall asleep? WHERE IS THE DEMON KING? All this and more answered on DDT Wrestling!
This week, DC and Doc are all over the map. Doc rants on the questionable timing of the Rollins and Balor segments on RAW, and DC brings it to a broader topic of gimmicks in general, particularly those coming up from NXT. Then, Doc calls Sasha Banks an idiot, and DC leaves him out to dry. In addition, the boys talk about Sandow to TNA, try to figure out what in the world to make of Andrade Almas, continue to praise Eva Marie on Smackdown, debate the effectiveness of Dean Ambrose's championship reign, and share some thoughts on Suicide Squad.
This week, the guys cover topics across RAW, Smackdown Live and NXT, as well as try to settle the "bone or no bone" chicken wing controversy once and for all. Should Fandango have done as well against Randy Orton? Was the opening segment of RAW a sign of positive change? Why is Suicide Squad getting such bad reviews? All this, plus your e-mails, on DDT Wrestling!
After a whirlwind week of wrestling, DC and Doc try to break down everything that has been going on with the brand extension. Doc explains his issues with Monday Night RAW while DC tries to rally people to his cause of not comparing the two brands to each other. Plus, they ponder the Universal title, the benefit of squash matches, whether or not WWE should have dragged out the announcement of Summer Slam's main event matches, and take your questions with #AskDDT!
Less than 24 hours after the WWE Draft is in the books, DC and Doc sit down once more to discuss their feelings on what happened for RAW and Smackdown. How did the women's division shape up? Are the cruiserweights on the right show? All this and more on this week's fine episode of DDT Wrestling!
During the first episode of Smackdown Live, which featured the WWE Brand Extension Draft, Doc and DC sat down with their wives and their long-time friend, GQ, to watch the show. They thought it would be a good idea to record their comments and feedback for posterity. This is the unfortunate result of that really bad decision.
Hot off the heels of the rules of the WWE Draft (and a brand new theme song), DC tries to read between the lines, making #PreDCtions and doing a bit of fantasy booking for both the main and NXT rosters. He also spends more time than necessary talking about the movie Hook.
This week it is all about the WWE Brand Extension draft. DC and Doc look it from multiple angles, discussing GMs, the actual format of the draft, teams, announcers, women, Roman Reigns, and more! Also, #NerdDC makes his triumphant return and Doc rants about not being invited on more podcasts. Plus, your emails!
This week, Doc continues his creepy culinary crusade by spending quite a bit of time with some Ecto Cooler. The guys then delve into Lucha Underground for much longer than either of them anticipated before spending a bit of time discussing the upcoming Final Deletion match. They wrap up the show discussing the mystery opponent for Brock Lesnar, and why they both want Paul Heyman on their WWE TV far more often.
When Doc Manson hijacks the podcast right away to Periscope his experience with Ghostbuster Twinkies, DC knows he is in for a very stream of consciousness show. Plus, soon after it is discovered that the DDT Wrestling t-shirt is available NOW on Pro Wrestling Tees!
Once they get down to business, the boys discuss DC's frustration with others' being frustrated about Kane, Roman Reigns, the pros and cons of cancelling cable, Rollins' acknowledgement of the Reigns suspension, the Bioshock video game series, Dean Ambrose's crazy show schedule, John Cena's losses and much more!
After a week of sun and sail, DC returns to share his thoughts on Roman Reigns' suspension, the return of Sasha Banks and the Wyatts, the mistake Kurt Angle likely made, as well as sharing his view of NXT and the Cruiserweight Classic.
Doc and Mrs. Manson are running the good ship DDT this week, while DC is out sailing. Doc and the good Mrs. talk about the biggest news in wrestling so far this year, including: Roman Reigns suspended; SmackDown going live; the return of the Brand Split; and we top it all off with talk about the wrestling phenomenon lighting up the Manson household, Lucha Underground.
This week, DC and Doc make their PreDCtions and PreDOCtions for Money In The Bank. DC reads parts of Stephanie McMahon's Facebook Q&A just to rile Doc up, then they play a game to figure out how many WWE talents they truly have an interest in. They also go over the potential for MORE WWE PPVs, and what that means for their wrestle watching habits.
DC tells a story in which Tye Dillinger could defeat Samoa Joe to become NXT champion. He then gives some Extra Credit assignments with Main Event matches on WWE Network, and answers of your questions during #AskDC!
This week, DC and Doc break down NXT: Takeover: The End, offering their thoughts on the matches and their ideas of what's next for WWE's third "brand". They then turn their eyes towards RAW, where they praise AJ Styles for perhaps his best promo yet, thanks to one John Cena. Doc goes on an epic rant about Stephanie McMahon, and DC applauds Tyler Breeze and Fandango for their matching vests. Plus, of course, your e-mails!
In the very first DDT PodBlast (which has to be 20 minutes or less), Doc and DC discuss the two movies featuring wrestlers that are coming out this month, plus offer their PreDCtions and PreDOCtions for Takeover: The End.
This week, we determine that watching Lucha Underground regularly is spoiling Doc Manson on WWE, as our favorite PhD holder takes Seth Rollins, the storyline between John Cena and AJ Styles and the brand extension to task. DC tries to stay positive by discussing NXT Takeover: The End, Goldberg in #TheHatch and the potential benefits of Smackdown going live. However, he also makes Doc watch that Hardy TNA video live on the show. Plus, as always, your e-mails and iTunes reviews!
DC is back at his fantasy booking ways, offering up his idea of a Women's MITB match, finding a way for Tyler Breeze and Fandango to win the tag titles and making Survivor Series a Big 4 PPV again by focusing on the idea of survival. He also accidentally creates a wrestler named Sami Owens.
This week, DC and Doc read their iTunes podcast reviews (in which DC gets a new, unfortunate nickname), discuss WWE's move to a live Smackdown, brand split and all the possible implications, and bring back Bad Promo Theater! Plus, as always, your e-mails!
With a pocket full of ideas and way too much free time, DC Matthews offers his inaugural edition of "By The Book: A Fantasy Booking Podcast." In this episode, DC takes a look at the Money in the Bank field (including the two wrestlers he assumes will fill out the match) and offers some ideas of how they could all use the briefcase. Plus, of course, he goes on tangents.
This week, DC and Doc offer some #PreDCtions and #PreDOCtions for this Sunday's Extreme Rules event. The Pope of Positivity returns in grand style as DC is back to his optimistic self, thanks to the help of NerdDC. Doc shares some insights into adulting and some opinions about Stephanie McMahon, the Gift of the Gods match from Lucha Underground, and Roman Reigns.
In this episode, Doc Manson (with special guest Mrs. Manson) takes DC and the NAIborhood on a whirlwind journey through his weekend of wrestle watching, from Progress, Ring of Honor, Lucha Underground and yes, even TNA! DC shares his opinions on Camp WWE and offers some fantasy booking ideas on the tag titles and a potential change for the NXT belts. Also, the guys manage to discuss what's going on in WWE, from AJ Styles to Adam Rose, plus answer their mailbag!
In this special episode, DC and Doc discuss today's 8 released WWE Superstars, including Damien Sandow, Wade Barrett and Santino Marella. Also, we briefly pause to chat about the new gimmick for Darren Young and for the "Straight Cash Homie" himself, Luke Harper.
DC and Doc span the gamut of topics more widely than ever, covering Spamalot (and the musical stylings of Eric Idle), Camp WWE and Doc's new appreciation for Lucha Underground vs. Ring of Honor. In addition, Ant-Man and Marvel's Civil War, whether or not the WWE and NXT rosters are too big and a trip to the mailbag, all while also covering the results of Payback and Monday Night RAW!
In this PreDCtion and PreDOCtion episode, DC Matthews and Doc Manson discuss their thoughts on WWE Payback and try to figure out why this show doesn't seem as exciting as it should. Plus, the boys talk movie trailers for Warcraft and TMNT 2, dive into a quick mailbag and NerdDC drops his second track!
Back from the Great North Woods, DC reunites with Doc Manson to discuss Samoa Joe's title win and the ramifications for NXT and WWE, the Global Cruiserweight Series and its ramifications for WWE Network and the independent scene and their love of Weird Al and his ramifications on their musical lives!
With DC Matthews lost in the wilderness of the Great North, Doc Manson is joined by a very special guest: the one, the only, the amazing Mrs. Manson! The Manson Family gabs about how Mrs. Manson first got into wrestling, her thoughts on many talents on the main WWE roster, and even fulfills a mailbag request!
On this week's thrilling episode, Doc and DC try to make sense of the Roman Reigns incident from the NAIborhood earlier this week. They then wax philosophic about how strong WWE has been as of late, taking a few stops along the way to discuss Star Wars and Dr. Strange, open up the mailbag and read our FIRST ever iTunes review!
DC and Doc break down everything that happened on the RAW after Wrestlemania and where we stand in WWE heading into "the new year". Did Doc's opinions on Mania change following RAW? Could DC convince his partner that the Miz truly is awesome?
Also, DC lays down some funky beats and Mrs. Manson makes multiple deliveries.
Despite only being an hour or two before the RAW after Wrestlemania, the guys sit down to break down Wrestlemania. How were the matches? How did we feel about the results? All this and more on today's episode!
NXT Takeover Dallas is in the history books and DC and Doc break down the results and their reactions. Did Shinsuke Nakamura work his way into Doc's heart? Was American Alpha and The Revival as good as DC predicted? Could anything make the guys enjoy Finn Balor? We've got all that and more!
With mere days to go before NXT Takeover and Wrestlemania, DC and Doc break down all the matches we expect to see during this wild weekend of wrestling. Predictions are made and opinions are shared as the guys try to guess what we'll be most excited about at this time next week! It's a good time to be a professional wrestling fan!
With a week to go before Wrestlemania weekend, DC and Doc Talk about all things NXT and WWE. They debate the likelihood of victory for Shane McMahon, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose while also celebrating the WWE rebirth of one Zack Ryder. They then turn their eyes to Full Sail, pondering the futures of Bayley and Finn Balor whilst also marveling at the wonders of Asuka. And, of course, they dive into the mailbag.
This week on DDT Wrestling, DC feels like it should be a NXT only show, which of course means Doc tries to talk about everything but Full Sail University. We cover Shinsuke Nakamura, the non-entity that is Finn Balor, break down Roadblock and Mrs. Manson, of course, brings Doc food. Twice.
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This week on #DDTWrestling, DC and Doc break down what little we know about WWE Roadblock, answer an octet of e-mails and talk 10 Cloverfield Lane and Marvel's Civil War. Listen to discover why DC has absolutely zero future as an accent coach and which flavor of Starbursts Doc Manson prefers!
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This week on DDT Wrestling, DC and Doc run the gamut of topics. Among the things discussed are Daniel Bryan, Titus O'Neil, what separates real hot cocoa from Swiss Miss, Dean Ambrose, Bull Dempsey, Scott Steiner's HOF credentials, video games, NXT and the road to WWE FastLane. We also get a great e-mail which leads to us once again discussing the art of the heel.
DC and Doc discuss the beginnings of the Road to Wrestlemania, talking about the Royal Rumble and the set-up for FastLane. They also delve into NXT and even spend a minute or two on Lucha Underground. For the first time ever, Mrs. Manson makes an audible appearance.
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This week on DDTWrestling, DC and Doc talk about all things Royal Rumble, making their PreDCtions and PreDOCtions. They also discuss AJ Styles in WWE, their favorite kinds of pie and dive into their mailbag!
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This week's episode of DDT Wrestling goes off the rails quickly. DC and Doc give a new meaning to the phrase "Stream of Consciousness Podcasting", covering RAW, the Royal Rumble, NXT and Sting's Hall of Fame speech while also discussing Alan Rickman, brownies and why they can't seem to find a solid way to end the show.
This week on #DDTWrestling, Doc and DC try to catch up on a whirlwind week in pro wrestling. John Cena's injury, the changes to the Royal Rumble and the potential WWE debuts of Nakamura and the Bullet Club are all discussed!
Plus, we crack into the NAI150 and DC and Doc share their opinions on comic book movies.
This week, #DDTWrestling is proud to present their first annual #DDTAwards, a 2 part saga covering all things WWE and NXT. In Part 1, DC and Doc discuss their nominees for categories such as Best Hair, the Best and Worst storylines of 2015 and much more!
This week, #DDTWrestling is proud to present their first annual #DDTAwards, a 2 part saga covering all things WWE and NXT. In Part 2, DC and Doc discuss their nominees for categories such as their favorite #WrestleSilly moment of 2015, wettest wrestler and try to determine their Top Ten Talents of the year!
DC and Doc Talk about the whirlwind week in wrestling, covering NXT TakeOver: London, TLC and Monday Night RAW. They debate the last time WWE has had a week this positive. They also open the vault on the year-end #DDTAwards, beginning to discuss potential categories.
This week on DDT Wrestling, Doc and DC discuss the best wrestler to have your back in a bar fight, make #PreDCtions and #PreDOCtions for WWETLC and TakeOver: London, share thoughts on Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Sting and more!
On this week's episode of DDTWrestling, DC and Doc discuss the definition of "mark out moments", talk about RAW and NXT and celebrate National Cookie Day. Doc rants about ratings and DC comments on why Dewey Foley got his WWE job. Plus, the boys dive into the mailbag!
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No intro. music this week as we transition into the new podcast name, DDT Wrestling! DDT stands for DC and Doc Talk Wrestling. Doc talks about his #Shocktober horror movie quest and provides pumpkin spice updates. DC tries desperately to keep the show on the rails, once again.