Living The Gimmick: A Pro Wrestling Podcast
Living The Gimmick: Episode 258 (NXT COVID-19 Outbreak, WWE Clash of Champions Preview, AEW Main Event, NJPW G1 Climax 30, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 258 (NXT COVID-19 Outbreak, WWE Clash of Champions Preview, AEW Main Event, NJPW G1 Climax 30, and More)

September 22, 2020

It's another edition of "Living The Gimmick" coming your way, as Jon Alba and Doug McDonald break down all the details of the latest WWE/COVID-19 outbreak, this time involving NXT. Josh Isenberg joins for a look at the "Clash of Champions" card, plus, the boys look into the official debut of RETRIBUTION.

Plus, AEW's big main event match, and a breakdown of the G1 Climax 30!

 

 

 

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Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
6:09: NXT/COVID-19
29:47: WWE 
36:46: Waste of the Week
49:59: Clash of Champions Preview
58:40: Through the Eyes of Isenberg
1:05:34: AEW Talk
1:15:12: NJPW/G1 Climax 30
1:21:04: Golf Clap of the Week
1:22:48: Rumor Control
1:28:45: #LTGMailCall
1:39:24: Top 5

 

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
Tyler Speed
"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platforms
Bumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,
Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),
Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),
Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),
and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! 
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Living The Gimmick: Episode 257 (WWE and Retribution, AEW Ratings, NJPW G1 Climax 30, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 257 (WWE and Retribution, AEW Ratings, NJPW G1 Climax 30, and More)

September 15, 2020

It's time to get IN YOUR FACE on "Living The Gimmick," and for a little Retribution! Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg break down the situation with Retribution, and WWE's juxtaposition in building stars on the main roster.

Plus, a look at why AEW may have been able to top 1 million viewers, a preview of the NJPW G1 Climax 30, and more!

 

 

Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!

 

Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
6:59: WWE/Retribution
31:50: Through the Eyes of Isenberg
48:43: AEW Talk
1:01:13: NJPW/G1 Climax 30
1:08:24: Golf Clap of the Week
1:12:07: Waste of the Week
1:21:30: Rumor Control
1:24:30: #LTGMailCall
1:40:50: Top 5

 

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
Tyler Speed
"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platforms
Bumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,
Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),
Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),
Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),
and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
Living The Gimmick: Episode 256 (Matt Hardy, AEW All Out Review, WWE Rumors, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 256 (Matt Hardy, AEW All Out Review, WWE Rumors, and More)

September 8, 2020

It's the Season 6 premiere of "Living The Gimmick," and things get controversial! Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg break down the Matt Hardy/AEW situation on the heels of the "All Out" PPV, and dissect the show itself as well.

Plus, can WWE restrict third-party services for its talent?

 

Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!

 

Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
3:29: Matt Hardy/Waste of the Week
23:17: Through the Eyes of Isenberg
34:19: AEW Talk
1:19:05: WWE Talk
1:48:12: Golf Clap of the Week/NXT Talk
1:53:19: Rumor Control
1:57:49: #LTGMailCall
2:10:13: Top 5

 

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
Tyler Speed
"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platforms
Bumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,
Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),
Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),
Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),
and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
 
Living The Gimmick: Episode 255 (Brock Lesnar a Free Agent, WWE Payback Review, AEW All Out Preview, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 255 (Brock Lesnar a Free Agent, WWE Payback Review, AEW All Out Preview, and More)

September 1, 2020

It's the season-finale of "Living The Gimmick," and it's quite the BIG S(TR)OW! Join Jon Alba and Doug McDonald as they take a look at where Brock Lesnar could end up as a free agent, review "WWE Payback," preview "AEW All Out," and more! 

Plus, why does Josh Isenberg think Braun Strowman deserves a pass from people?

Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!

 

Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
8:34: WWE Talk
49:54: Through the Eyes of Isenberg
58:19: NXT Talk

1:09:23: AEW Talk
1:24:45: NJPW Talk

1:27:17: Golf Clap of the Week
1:30:18: Waste of the Week
1:34:47: Rumor Control
1:41:10: #LTGMailCall
1:56:51: Top 5

 

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
Tyler Speed
"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platforms
Bumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,
Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),
Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),
Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),
and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
 
Living The Gimmick: 2020 WWE SummerSlam Watch-Along (SummerSlam 1998)

Living The Gimmick: 2020 WWE SummerSlam Watch-Along (SummerSlam 1998)

August 31, 2020

It's time for #LTGSlam! Join Jon Alba and Doug McDonald as they re-watch WWE "SummerSlam" from 1998, featuring The Rock vs. Triple H in a ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker, and more!

Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
Tyler Speed
"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platforms
Bumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,
Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),
Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),
Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),
and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
Living The Gimmick: Episode 254 (WWE SummerSlam and NXT TakeOver: XXX Reviews, Keith Lee, The Dark Order, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 254 (WWE SummerSlam and NXT TakeOver: XXX Reviews, Keith Lee, The Dark Order, and More)

August 25, 2020

On this edition of "Living the Gimmick," Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg break down all the crazy weekend that was in wrestling! Comprehensive reviews of WWE SummerSlam and NXT TakeOver: XXX, and a look ahead at Payback!

Plus, what did this week mean for The Dark Order as they look to take over AEW Dynamite?

Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!

 

Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
6:11: WWE/NXT Talk
1:02:00: Through the Eyes of Isenberg
1:11:01: AEW Talk
1:18:27: Golf Clap of the Week
1:25:53: Waste of the Week
1:30:05: Rumor Control
1:34:40: #LTGMailCall
1:46:45: Top 5

 

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
Tyler Speed
"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platforms
Bumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,
Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),
Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),
Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),
and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
 
Living The Gimmick: Episode 253 (The WWE ThunderDome, SummerSlam and NXT Previews, AEW Talk, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 253 (The WWE ThunderDome, SummerSlam and NXT Previews, AEW Talk, and More)

August 18, 2020

On this edition of "Living the Gimmick," it's time to enter THE WWE THUNDERDOME! Jon Alba and Doug McDonald break down all the details of WWE's newest production experiment. Will it pay dividends?

Plus, Josh Isenberg joins in as the boys break down "SummerSlam" and "NXT TakeOver: XXX."

Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!

 

Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
14:00: WWE/NXT Talk
1:08:50: Through the Eyes of Isenberg
1:17:14: AEW Talk
1:33:02: Golf Clap of the Week
1:36:52: Waste of the Week
1:39:50: Rumor Control
1:42:06: #LTGMailCall
1:53:42: Top 5

 

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
Tyler Speed
"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platforms
Bumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,
Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),
Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),
Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),
and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
 
 
Living The Gimmick: Episode 252 (The Wednesday Night War has a HUGE Night, RAW Did More Right than Wrong, Smackdown is Awful, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 252 (The Wednesday Night War has a HUGE Night, RAW Did More Right than Wrong, Smackdown is Awful, and More)

August 11, 2020

On this edition of Living the Gimmick, we examine what was a great week for the Wednesday Night War, how RAW did many things right on 8/09 heading into Summerslam, while Smackdown is consistently unwatchable. All this and more, coming your way on #LTG252!

 

Josh Isenberg also shares his thoughts on Retribution and what's going on in WWE. Listen now!

 

Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!

 

Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
04:14: AEW Talk
43:40: NXT/WWE Talk
1:11:30: Through the Eyes of Isenberg
1:19:14: WWE Summerslam Preview
1:23:40: Golf Clap of the Week
1:24:33: Waste of the Week
1:32:40: Rumor Control
1:35:51: #LTGMailCall
1:53:20: Top 5

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
Tyler Speed
"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platforms
Bumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,
Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),
Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),
Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),
and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
Living The Gimmick: Episode 251 (Celebrating 5 Years of LTG, WWE Changes, AEW Slips, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 251 (Celebrating 5 Years of LTG, WWE Changes, AEW Slips, and More)

August 4, 2020

We're celebrating FIVE years of "Living The Gimmick" on #LTG251! Join Jon Alba and Doug McDonald as they take you down a trip of some of their favorite memories over the last five years, and reflect on the show!

Plus, Josh Isenberg joins in to discuss WWE and RAW's changes, while the boys dig in to what made AEW a bit of a misstep this past week.

Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!

 

Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome/Five Years of LTG
15:05: WWE/NXT Talk
49:01: Through The Eyes of Isenberg 
1:06:47: AEW Talk
1:18:20: Golf Clap of the Week
1:23:20: Waste of the Week
1:30:40: Rumor Control
1:35:24: #LTGMailCall
2:03:23: Top 5
2:15:59: Best of LTG Songs

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
Tyler Speed
"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platforms
Bumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,
Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),
Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),
Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),
and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
Living The Gimmick: Episode 250 (AEW’s Dynamite Dominance, WWE’s SummerSlam Build, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 250 (AEW’s Dynamite Dominance, WWE’s SummerSlam Build, and More)

July 28, 2020

All Elite Wrestling has found dominance in the Wednesday Night Wars, and Living The Gimmick is here to break down why! Join Jon Alba and Doug McDonald on #LTG250 as they look into how promotional tactics play a key part in differentiating WWE from AEW.

Plus, Josh Isenberg joins is as the boys break down the upcoming SummerSlam show, with a hot take on Randy Orton.

Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!

 

Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
6:35: AEW Talk
33:50: WWE/NXT Talk
59:37: Through The Eyes of Isenberg 
1:09:46: IMPACT Talk
1:12:20: Golf Clap of the Week
1:16:25: Waste of the Week
1:20:15: Rumor Control
1:26:15: #LTGMailCall
1:46:51: Top 5

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
Tyler Speed
"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platforms
Bumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,
Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),
Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),
Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),
and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution

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