Living The Gimmick: A Pro Wrestling Podcast
Living The Gimmick: Episode 247 (Previewing and Reviewing NXT Great American Bash and AEW Fyter Fest, WWE The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 247 (Previewing and Reviewing NXT Great American Bash and AEW Fyter Fest, WWE The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, and More)

July 7, 2020

The ratings war is ON in the newest edition of "Living The Gimmick!" Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg take a deep dive into NXT's "Great American Bash" and AEW's "Fyter Fest," looking at who had the best of the best last week, and what we expect to steal the show in the week ahead.

Plus, what are the five WORST matches in WWE "Extreme Rules" history? 

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Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
7:00: NXT Great American Bash Review/Preview
38:55: AEW Fyter Fest Preview
1:09:31: Through The Eyes of Isenberg
1:16:37: The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules 
1:23:15: NJPW Talk
1:24:30: Golf Clap of the Week
1:28:21: Waste of the Week
1:32:05: Rumor Control
1:37:349: #LTGMailCall
1:50:36: #Top5

 

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 246 (WWE and COVID-19, NXT Great American Bash and AEW Fyter Fest Night 1 Preview, Tessa Blanchard, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 246 (WWE and COVID-19, NXT Great American Bash and AEW Fyter Fest Night 1 Preview, Tessa Blanchard, and More)

June 30, 2020

WWE battles major COVID-19 issues. We've got the latest. Also, the Wednesday Night War is hotter than ever, as NXT and AEW prepare to go head-to-head with two weeks of major shows! Jon Alba and Doug McDonald break down "The Great American Bash" and "Fyter Fest" Night 1 on this week's "Living The Gimmick," as Josh Isenberg picks which show he's got his eyes on.

Plus, where will Tessa Blanchard end up? And who are the best managers in pro wrestling of the last 15 years? All on #LTG246! 

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Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
5:39: Positive COVID-19 Tests in WWE
33:14: NXT Great American Bash Preview
44:56: AEW Fyter Fest Preview
1:01:43: Through The Eyes of Isenberg
1:12:23: WWE Extreme Rules: The Horror Show
1:20:45: Golf Clap of the Week/Waste of the Week
1:30:19: Rumor Control
1:36:38: #LTGMailCall
1:49:20: #Top5

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Jason Massey
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 245 (The Speaking Out Movement and the Career of The Undertaker)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 245 (The Speaking Out Movement and the Career of The Undertaker)

June 23, 2020

It's a very special edition of "Living The Gimmick," as Jim Valley of The Wrestling Observer joins Jon Alba and Doug McDonald for a discussion on the #SpeakingOut movement, and then, a long-form deep dive into the career of The Undertaker!

Plus, Josh Isenberg on why we haven't seen the last of Mark Calaway in a WWE ring. 

 

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Time Stamps:
0:00: Welcome
7:15: #SpeakingOut
24:13: The Undertaker Retires
1:00:00: Through The Eyes of Isenberg
1:09:05: More Undertaker Talk
1:14:01: #LTGMailCall
1:44:00: #Top5

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Jason Massey
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 244 (WWE Backlash Review, Christian Returns, AEW and NXT Talk, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 244 (WWE Backlash Review, Christian Returns, AEW and NXT Talk, and More)

June 16, 2020

Get your ears on #LTG244! Doug McDonald and Jon Alba review the "WWE Backlash" PPV, including THE GREATEST WRESTLING MATCH EVER! Plus, Josh Isenberg weighs in on Edge's booking with his injury and Christian's return.

Also included is discussion on Paul Heyman's dismissal, a positive COVID-19 test within WWE, AEW's strong FTR in-ring debut, NJPW's return, 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
8:15: WWE Talk: Backlash Review, Return of Christian
54:12: Through The Eyes of Isenberg
1:02:02: WWE Talk, NXT
1:13:05: AEW Talk
1:20:58: NJPW Talk
1:26:17: Golf Clap of the Week
1:30:00: Waste of the Week
1:35:01: Rumor Control
1:39:01: #LTGMailCall
1:59:40: #Top5

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Jason Massey
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 243 (NXT Takeover In Your House Recap, WWE Backlash Preview, What is Next For Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 243 (NXT Takeover In Your House Recap, WWE Backlash Preview, What is Next For Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream, and More)

June 9, 2020

It's time for #LTG243! Join Doug McDonald and Josh Isenberg as they review NXT TakeOver: In Your House!

Also, predictions for WWE Backlash 2020, what's next for Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream, 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
3:39: WWE Talk: NXT Takeover In Your House Review
57:23: WWE Talk: WWE Backlash Predictions
1:20:48: AEW Talk
1:29:53: NJPW Talk
1:34:58: Golf Clap of the Week
1:39:00: Waste of the Week
1:43:38: Rumor Control
1:54:25: #LTGMailCall
2:14:50: #Top5

 

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Jason Massey
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
"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 242 (Mike Tyson and FTR in AEW, NXT TakeOver: In Your House Preview, WWE’s Backlash Build, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 242 (Mike Tyson and FTR in AEW, NXT TakeOver: In Your House Preview, WWE’s Backlash Build, and More)

June 2, 2020

It's an absolutely *ADJECTIVE* edition of "Living The Gimmick" on #LTG242! Join Doug McDonald, Jon Alba, and Josh Isenberg as they discuss AEW's two big angles with Mike Tyson and FTR, and look at the longevity of both.

Plus, a preview of "NXT TakeOver: In Your House," WWE's controversial Jeff Hardy angle, 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
6:31: AEW brings in Mike Tyson, FTR, TV Talk
34:55: WWE Talk
1:02:00: NXT Talk/NXT TakeOver Predictions
1:21:20: Golf Clap of the Week
1:27:25: Waste of the Week
1:30:50: Rumor Control
1:34:34: #LTGMailCall
1:52:26: #Top5

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Jason Massey
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
"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 241 (AEW Double or Nothing Review, AEW’s Greatest Matches, WWE’s Backlash Build, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 241 (AEW Double or Nothing Review, AEW’s Greatest Matches, WWE’s Backlash Build, and More)

May 26, 2020

On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba, Josh Isenberg, and Doug McDonald review the AEW "Double or Nothing" show, as Jon and Doug take a deep dive into the one-year anniversary of AEW programming.

Plus, a HEATED argument over WWE's build to "Backlash" breaks out between mom and dad!

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:
0:00-4:52: Welcome
4:52-45:58: AEW "Double or Nothing" Review
45:59-53:38: Through The Eyes of Isenberg
53:39-1:06:05: A Year of AEW
1:06:06-1:29:21: Golf Clap of the Week
1:29:22-1:33:49: Waste of the Week
1:33:50-1:38:18: Miscellaneous notes/The Last Ride 
1:38:19-1:40:16: Rumor Control
1:40:17-1:47:23: #LTGMailCall
1:47:24-End: #Top5

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Jason Massey
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
"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 240 (AEW Double or Nothing Predictions, WWE Undertaker Roundtable, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 240 (AEW Double or Nothing Predictions, WWE Undertaker Roundtable, and More)

May 19, 2020

On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba, Josh Isenberg, and Doug McDonald make their predictions for the upcoming AEW "Double or Nothing" show, and take a deep dive into The Undertaker's "The Last Ride" documentary.

Plus, THE GREATEST WRESTLING MATCH EVER!

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:
0:00-7:14: Welcome
7:214-51:58: AEW "Double or Nothing" predictions
51:59-59:56: WWE TV talk
59:57-1:15:02: The Last Ride
1:15:03-1:20:19: Golf Clap of the Week
1:20:20-1:31:37: Waste of the Week
1:31:38-1:36:52: Rumor Control
1:36:52-1:53:27: #LTGMailCall
1:53:27-End: #Top5

Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
Josh Jones
Jason Massey
Robert O'Reilly
George Sin
"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 239 (Jon and Doug Talk Becky Lynch’s Pregnancy, WWE Money in the Bank, AEW’s PPV Setup, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 239 (Jon and Doug Talk Becky Lynch’s Pregnancy, WWE Money in the Bank, AEW’s PPV Setup, and More)

May 12, 2020

On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba, Josh Isenberg, and Doug McDonald give their thoughts on Becky Lynch's pregnancy and what WWE can do next to build its women's division! Doug and Jon then delve deep into "Money in the Bank" and "The Last Ride."

Plus, is Jon Moxley/Brodie Lee a PPV main-event caliber match? 

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:
0:00-4:19: Welcome
4:20-17:16: Becky Lynch is pregnant
17:17-24:15: Through the Eyes of Isenberg
24:16-1:17:45: WWE Talk (MITB, TV, NXT, The Last Ride)
1:17:46-1:32:09: AEW Talk
1:32:10-1:33:26: Golf Clap of the Week
1:33:27-1:43:37: Waste of the Week
1:43:38-1:48:21: Rumor Control
1:48:22-1:59:14: #LTGMailCall
1:59:15-End: #Top5

Living The Gimmick: Episode 238 (Jon, Josh, and Doug Talk WWE Sale, Money in the Bank, Roman Reigns, Cody a Heel in AEW, and More)

Living The Gimmick: Episode 238 (Jon, Josh, and Doug Talk WWE Sale, Money in the Bank, Roman Reigns, Cody a Heel in AEW, and More)

May 5, 2020

On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba, Josh Isenberg, and Doug McDonald delve into whether or not WWE is actually up for sale, before making "Money in the Bank" predictions.

Plus, is Cody now a heel in AEW? And why won't WWE recognize Roman Reigns? 

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:
0:00-3:58: Welcome
3:59-1:06:19: WWE TV/NXT/Money in the Bank
1:06:20-1:17:22: AEW Talk
1:17:23-1:22:55: Golf Clap of the Week
1:22:56-1:28:00: Waste of the Week
1:28:01-1:36:16: Rumor Control
1:36:17-1:47:19: #LTGMailCall
1:47:20-End: #Top5