David Shoemaker is joined by NWA owner Billy Corgan to discuss his experiences in wrestling compared to his Smashing Pumpkins career (02:00), the future of indie promotions (15:00), and the NWA’s 70th-anniversary show this Sunday (20:00). Then writer Kenny Herzog tags in to look at the WWE’s Crown Jewel conundrum in Saudi Arabia (30:45), misguided booking for Evolution (45:45), the 1,000th episode of SmackDown Live (55:30), and more!
Billy Corgan on the NWA, Plus Kenny Herzog on ‘Crown Jewel,’ ‘Evolution,’ and ‘SmackDown 1000’
The Smashing Pumpkins front man compares his music career to wrestling
Justin and Rob also debate whether now is the right time for the Pacers to make a big trade
Brian also recaps the final of the NBA in-season tournament
The in-season tournament championship was a reminder that LeBron James plus Anthony Davis plus an elite defense is scary. And the players’ treatment of the NBA Cup as something worth winning was the tacit stamp of approval the league needed.
Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn to talk about two big results in the Thursday night Premier League games
Ohtani is a singular talent. Now he’s set to be paid unlike any baseball player ever. By signing a 10-year, $700 million deal with the Dodgers, Ohtani will change the landscape of MLB—and rewrite its salary structure as we know it.