Edmonton Sports Podcast Network

The latest news and reviews on the wrestling scene, with a focus on Indy Promotions in Alberta (and Canada)

May 31st, 2015    

Predictions for Elimination Chamber

Since this is not a full PPV, this does not qualify for the Smartie Cup, But here are the picks of Mike the Ref and Andre C for tonight's show... 

Predictions

WWE Elimination Chamber 2015

Featuring Mike the Ref, Andre C

 

WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose

Mike – Rollins retains.  Will keep belt throughout year and possibly into Wrestlemania

Andre – Seth Rollins retains his title

 

Elimination Chamber Match for Intercontinental Title

Wade Barrett vs. Shaemus vs. Rusev vs. R-Truth vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Ryback

Mike – Shaemus.  Man without an enemy now that the feud with Ziggler is put on hold.

Andre – Dolph Ziggler

 

Elimination Chamber Match for the Tag Team Championship

New Day (c) vs. Tyson Kidd/Cesaro vs. Ascension vs. Los Matadores vs. Lucha Dragons vs. Prime Time Players

Mike – New Day.  Third man gets in there when door opens and gives the newest associates of the Authority a win.

Andre –  The Brass Ring Club Tyson Kidd & Cesaro

 

Triple Threat Match for the Divas Championship

Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige vs. Naomi

Mike – Nikki.  WWE trying to get someone longer title reign than AJ had.  Would pick Paige here if not for Tough Enough

Andre – Naomi

 

Non-Title Match

John Cena vs. Kevin Owens

Mike – Kevin Owens.  Shows how strong the NXT roster really is.  Can especially see it since the titles are not on the line.

Andre – Kevin Owens. Then he disappears from tv for a while to let the loss build up on Cena till Owens makes his FT arrival

 

Bo Dallas vs. Neville

Mike – Dallas.  This is the match to put Dallas back in the main event roster picture.  Has a chance to steal the show.  A loss by Neville after showing the leg injury will not hurt him.

Andre – Neville. Bo beats him down after the match further injuring the knee

May 27th, 2015    

Blown Call - Art of the Deal (Season 3 Episode 10)

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On this episode, Mike discusses... 


  • Thoughts on the PWA Adrenalize Show this past weekend in Edmonton 
  • Thoughts on the Contracts signed by Mike Babcock and Todd McLelland in the NHL, as well as the Contracts signed by Ring of Honor Wrestling with Destination America, and the Developmental Contract signed by Samoa Joe 
  • Previews WWE Elimination Chamber, as well as upcoming Events in the Alberta Area, as well as what coming up in June for Edmonton S.P.N. 


All that, and the Top 10 worst contract deals in the last 20 years.

May 24th, 2015    

Quick Calls - PWA Adrenalize 2015

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In this episode, Mike the Ref is joined by Andre C, The Wrestling Mind Brian Hamilton, Sanefan Luke Neilson, MRB 1.5 Ryan Passmore, and new guest The Edmonton Wrestling Queen Amanda, as we discuss the PWA Adrenalize show from Edmonton, Alberta. 

Also, a special dedication and tribute is made before the show in memoriam of the 16th anniversary of the passing of The King of Harts Owen Hart.

May 21st, 2015    

Wrestling Clarity Episode Ten

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In this episode, Andre discusses his thoughts on WWE Tough Enough, a Review of WWE Payback and NXT Takeover: Unstoppable, as well as a preview to this weekend's PWA Show in Edmonton.  Contact him on twitter @wrestlingcpod or wrestlingclaritypodcast@gmail.com.

May 17th, 2015    

Payback Predictions - Smartie Cup

Smartie Cup Predictions

WWE Payback 2015

Featuring Mike the Ref, Andre C, The Wrestling Mind Brian Hamilton, and “MRB 1.5” Ryan Passmore

 Preshow

R-Truth defeats Stardust - Was not announced prior to the show, therefore no predictions made


Ascension defeats Curtis Axel/Macho Mandow

Mike – Axel/Mandow.  If this was on the main card, I could see this going another way, but Ascension is the new tag team jobbers.

Andre – Axel/Mandow.  Great Gimmick

Brian –Axel/Mandow

Ryan – Axel/Mandow


Main Show

Shaemus defeats Dolph Ziggler

Mike – Shaemus.  Feud will not be settled here.  Will be settled in Elimination Chamber

Andre – Dolph Ziggler

Brian –Dolph Zigger

Ryan – Shaemus


Two out of Three Falls Match for the Tag Team Championship

New Day (c) defeats Tyson Kidd/Cesaro 2-1

Mike – New Day.  Will use the Freebird Rule, where they will switch partners each fall.

Andre –  New Day.  Keep Brass Ring Club chasing the titles

Brian –New Day.  2-1

Ryan – New Day

 

Bray Wyatt defeats Ryback

Mike – Bray Wyatt.  If Wyatt does not win, might as well send him to NXT for repackaging.

Andre – Bray Wyatt.  Keeps the feud going.

Brian –Bray Wyatt

Ryan – Bray Wyatt


“I Quit” Match for the United States Championship

John Cena (c) defeats Rusev

Mike – Cena.  Lana will throw in the towel for Rusev, embarrassing Rusev and forcing Rusev to fire Lana

Andre – Rusev.  Lana used to distract Cena for win

Brian –Cena

Ryan – Cena


Nikki/Brie Bella vs. Naomi/Tamina

Mike – Bellas.  Upset victory, as in sudden, subsequent beatdown leads to return of Paige for save

Andre – Naomi/Tamina.  Naomi needs to continue dominance over Nikki until she gets the belt

Brian –Naomi/Tamina

Ryan –Bellas.


King Barrett vs. Neville

Mike – Neville.  Upset victory continues this feud into the Chamber

Andre – Neville.  Revenge for King of the Ring

Brian –Neville

Ryan – Barrett.  Hope this feud continues


WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Seth Rollins (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns

Mike – Rollins.  Ambrose will inadvertently assist Rollins after Kane tries to destroy Rollins

Andre –  Rollins retains the championship

Brian –Rollins.  Retains with the assistance of Kane

Ryan – Rollins.  Unbelievable talent.  Needs to be a long run

Show Record

Mike 6-2-1

Andre 5-3-1

Brian 6-2-1

Ryan 5-3-1

Overall Record

Mike 15-8-3

Brian 14-9-3

Ryan 13-10-3

Andre 12-11-3

 

May 15th, 2015    

Blown Call - Know Your Role (Season 3 Episode 9)

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In this episode, Mike discusses...

Local participants in the WWE Tough Enough Competition
A discussion with Andre C of Wrestling Clarity on the role of minor officials at sports and wrestling shows, such as
  • announcers
  • commentators
  • referees
  • fans

A quick discussion on the Special Guests Announced for the Prairie Wrestling Alliance Night of Champions in Edmonton July 4

Along with Mike's Top 10 Podcasts and Videocasts.

May 13th, 2015    

Wrestling Clarity Episode Nine

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On this show, Andre C covers... 

  • Thoughts on the WWE Network's new programs 
  • Reviews on the Monster Pro Wrestling Leo Burke Cup and the Real Canadian Wrestling Shows in Red Deer and Edmonton 
  • Predictions on the WWE Payback Show this Sunday  
  • Previews the Upcoming Month's shows in Alberta

May 8th, 2015    

Quick Calls - RCW Uprising 2015

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In this episode, Mike the Ref is joined by Wrestling Clarity's Andre C and The Wrestling Mind Brian Hamilton as we discuss the Uprising Show, presented by Real Canadian Wrestling, from Red Deer, Alberta.  This is a special Road trip podcast, live from the Andre-mobile.

May 7th, 2015    

Blown Call - RCW Rankings and Training Centre (Season Three Episode Eight)

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In this episode... 

A discussion with Mike the Ref, Andre C of the Wrestling Clarity, and The Wrestling Mind Brian Hamilton, on 
  • The recently released ranking provided by Real Canadian Wrestling 
  • The new RCW Training School in Edmonton 


As well as Mike's thoughts on the upcoming RCW Anniversary Tour, starting this Thursday. 

Along with a quick commentary on the Wells report about Deflategate.

May 3rd, 2015    

Quick Calls - MPW Leo Burke Cup 2015

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In this episode, Mike comments on the Leo Burke Cup, from the Alberta Avenue Arena, May 2, 2015.