EP34 - Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat

January 9, 2018

We're back after Scott's bathroom attack and we're talkin' Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat!


Here's this week's matches and clips:


MATCH #1: Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood vs. Jack and Jerry Brisco (WCW World Tag Team Championships) - Starcade ’83 (11/24/83)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31355209/?start=5660
MATCH #2: Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair – NWA WrestleWar ’89 (05/07/89)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31674733/milestone/36986529
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrd2mkHyaMM
MATCH #3: Ricky Steamboat vs. Lex Luger - The Great American Bash ’89 (07/23/89)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31589169/?start=4488
 - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3zgn8i
MATCH #4: Ricky Steamboat vs. Dustin Rhodes vs. The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) (WCW World Tag Team Championships) - Clash of the Champions 17 (11/19/91)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v32317133/?start=2513
 - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz8eb9
MATCH #5: Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude (Ironman Match) - Beach Blast ’92
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31312961/milestone/31343761/
 - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xktysx
MATCH #6: Ricky Steamboat vs. Chris Jericho - Backlash 2009 (04/26/09)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31340363/milestone/31342317
 - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqjatg
Ricky Steamboat wins Mr. North Carolina (1970)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH9rpkakmJM
Steamboat Training Video (1985)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJzUkL3L3ak
Ricky Steamboat Voice Therapy (1986)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6tSDb7LB9U
Ricky The Dragon Steamboat Promo/Interview (1987)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLzJK9J2Ggc
Ricky The Dragon Steamboat promo on Macho Man Randy Savage (1987)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir8ioRUXfNE
The Nexus attacks Steamboat (2010)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfMggBc2ftU


January 2, 2018

A dark, dark day here at Learning the Ropes.


EP33 - Jake “The Snake” Roberts

December 26, 2017

Yes... this week we gave into the threats and demands of the individual we have only come to know as "Not Luke". But with Luke diligently on the case, Scott and Bryan press on and discuss the life of Jake "The Snake" Roberts and his many bagged friends.


Matches and clips added soon!



EP32B - Lucha Underground Pt. 2

December 19, 2017

Eileen is back! And Bryan couldn't be happier because guess what... WE ARE TALKING LUCHA UNDERGROUND. This week we are covering episodes 6-20 from season one. Full disclosure, there will be spoilers! So go get caught up on the Netflix!!!


EP32 - “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

December 13, 2017

Can we get a "hell yeah"? That's right, this week we are back with Q1 in the studio to discuss the incredible career of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin!!!


Here are this week's matches and clips:


MATCH #1: The Hollywood Blondes vs. Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas (Clash of the Champions XXII) (1993)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v32355055/?start=3800
CLIP: #1 Steve Austin’s best ECW promo (1995)
 - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x69oew
CLIP #2: Brian Pillman gun incident (06-10-96)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpM-z0gJ1p8
MATCH #2: Steve Austin vs. Jake Roberts + Promo afterwards (King of the Ring) (06-23-96)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31354791/?start=6856
MATCH #3: Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart (Survivor Series) (1996)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31291109/?start=5016
MATCH #4: Steve Austin vs. Owen Hart (SummerSlam) (1997)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31292539/?start=5862
CLIP #3: Stone Cold brawls with Mike Tyson (March 1998)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5abDK1j5IE
MATCH #5: Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania XIV) (03-29-98)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31359907?start=7680
CLIP #4: Vince McMahon’s first Stunner (1998)
 - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsegfg
MATCH #5: Steve Austin vs. Dude Love (Over the Edge) (1998)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v539618383/
CLIP #5: Austin attacks Vince McMahon in the hospital (10/05/98)
 - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsegfg
CLIP #6: Mankind wins his first WWF title (01/03/99)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KybuIy0wKXk
CLIP #7: Stone Cold gives The Corporation a beer bath (03/23/99)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM_X-2Y6OZo
MATCH #6: Steve Austin vs. Booker T (Grocery Store Brawl) (12-13-01)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVS4UySbeE0
MATCH #7: Steve Austin vs. The Rock (WrestleMania XIX) (2003)
CLIP #8: Steve Austin addresses the “WHAT?” chants
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATk_Mjo9iXA
CLIP #9: Stone Cold Steve Austin Hall of Fame video
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d5n1IoqWFw
CLIP #10: Steve Austin Hall of Fame Speech
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQK7jwSHjYI

EP31 Part 2 - Kane/Q&A

December 10, 2017

Hey everyone! So, quick apology for Bryan being such a liar and getting the episode out late, but this is the second half of our episode on Kane where we take all your emails and answer'em real hard. Look out for Stone Cold on Wednesday!


EP31 - Kane

December 6, 2017

Check it out! This week we are joined in studio by uMaNg to talk about The Deadman's little brother, Kane.

Here's this week's list of matches and clips:

CLIP #1: Isaac Yankem DDS promo (08/06/95)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81dfjDyNo6A
CLIP #2: Fake Razor Ramon/Diesel debut (1997)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgEMnxe31uQ
CLIP #3: Kane debuts in WWE (Badd Blood) (10/05/97)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglG8khD2V4
CLIP #4: Kane Sets Undertaker’s Casket on Fire (1998)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmxnXQVjaNQ
MATCH #1: Kane vs. The Undertaker (WrestleMania 14) (03/29/98)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31359907/milestone/31369183
CLIP #5: End of Kane/Undertaker’s Inferno match (04/26/98)
 - http://www.wwe.com/videos/undertaker-vs-kane-unforgiven-1998-inferno-match
MATCH #2: Kane vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (First Blood match) (WWE Championship) (King of the Ring) (1998)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31289543/milestone/31335845
CLIP #6: Kane speaks for the first time
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKEsu-eeRYY
CLIP #7: Kane speaks for the second time
 - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5jzqyd
CLIP #8: Kane and Paul Bearer return (02/07/2000)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwToYP44N_Q
CLIP #9: Kane eliminates 11 competitors at the 2001 Royal Rumble
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GizoiVNCGRU
MATCH #3: Kane vs. Bubba Ray Dudley/Spike Dudley vs. Christian/Chris Jericho vs. Jeff Hardy/Rob Van Dam (WWE RAW Roulette) (10/07/02)
CLIP #10: Kane unmasks for the first time (06/23/03)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECuOuKpqXVc
MATCH #4: Kane vs. Christian vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Matt Hardy vs. Big Show (Money in the Bank Ladder match) (Money in the Bank 2010)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31277317/milestone/31338579
CLIP #11: Team Hell No wins the WWE Tag Team Championships (09/16/12)
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXXlat8voRU
MATCH #5: Kane vs. Daniel Bryan (Extreme Rules 2014)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v32714887?start=8092
MATCH #6: Team Hell No and Ryback vs. The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins)
 - http://network.wwe.com/video/v31288929/milestone/31348023

EP30b - War Games

November 29, 2017

This week Scott and Bryan take a side step to talk about NXT's latest PPV Takeover: War Games, as well as the history and unique format of the match.


MATCH #1: The Super Powers (Dusty Rhodes, The Road Warriors, Nikita Koloff & Paul Ellering) vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard & J.J. Dillon) (Great American Bash) (07/04/87)

- http://network.wwe.com/video/v31589169


MATCH #2: The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express & “Dr. Death†Steve Williams vs. The Fabulous Freebirds & The Samoan Swat Team (Great American Bash) (07/23/89)

- http://network.wwe.com/video/v639652083


MATCH #3: The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Sid Vicious, Barry Windham & Larry Zbyszko) vs. Sting, Brian Pillman, & The Steiner Brothers (WCW WrestleWar) (02/24/91)

- http://network.wwe.com/video/v639434583


MATCH #4: Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Sting, and Lex Luger vs. Zodiac, Shark, Kamala, and Meng (WCW FALL BRAWL) (9/17/95)

- http://network.wwe.com//video/v639536183


MATCH #5: Team nWo (“Hollywood†Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash & A Mystery Partner) vs. Team WCW (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger & Sting) (WCW Fall Brawl) (09/15/96)

- http://network.wwe.com/video/v638883183


EP30 - Edge

November 22, 2017

We have now covered 30 wreslters! Can you believe it? And this week, the one to take the crown of the big three-oh is one of Scott's favorites, EDGE!!!


Here's this week's clips and matches:


CLIP: Edge’s WWE debut (06-22-98)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX0IXdDEIKA


CLIP: The Brood’s Entrance (1998)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALFMYWFRjQs


MATCH #1: Edge vs. Christian (Ladder match) (No Mercy) (10-21-01)

- http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4t3gtl


MATCH #2: Edge vs. Kurt Angle (Hair vs. Hair match) (Judgment Day) (05-19-02)

- http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x40oohu


CLIP: The Oakland 5-Second Pose

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVAhFiELkbI


CLIP: Edge/Christian/Mick Foley backstage segment

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SycnHrqmxsg


CLIP: Edge/Matt Hardy feud retrospective

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NefBAnfuqF8


CLIP: Edge and Lita’s live sex celebration

- http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39y7g4


MATCH #3: Edge/Lita/Mick Foley vs. Tommy Dreamer/Beulah/Terry Funk (ECW One Night Stand) (06-11-06)

- http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39b5ue


CLIP: Edge cashes in his Money in the Bank contract on Cena (01-08-06)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_2H6vIZR4g


CLIP: Edge cashes in on The Undertaker (05/11/07)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eZhXBdBOEM


MATCH #4: Edge vs. Undertaker (WrestleMania 24) (03-30-08)

- http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ltsvq


MATCH #5: Edge vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Cena vs. Kane vs. Mike Knox vs. Rey Mysterio (Elimination Chamber match) (No Way Out) (05-15-09)

- http://network.wwe.com/video/v31354701?start=7582


CLIP: Edge Returns at the 2010 Royal Rumble (01-31-10)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKHJlGxy8PI


MATCH #6: Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio (WrestleMania 27) (04-02-11)

- http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xry4zz


CLIP: Edge’s retirement speech (04-03-11)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnDiagzcIrM


CLIP: Edge gets inducted into the Hall of Fame (2012)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6c1DOCdFts


EP29 - JBL

November 15, 2017

Why Bryan? Why would you choose this guy? BECAUSE HE'S AN ASSHOLE! That's why! Here to round out the psychological spider web that is wrestling, we talk the life and career of none other than John "Bradshaw" Layfield.


MATCH #1: Justin “Hawk†Bradshaw vs. Bob Holly (09/27/96)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX-5Qyhah3Q


CLIP #1: Best of APA

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0etNLe8lLQc


MATCH #2: The Acolytes vs. Public Enemy (Sunday Night Heat) (03/07/99)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFLuGQrC48M


MATCH #3: Tag Team Turmoil (Judgment Day 2001)

- http://network.wwe.com/video/v31336869?start=5750


CLIP #2: Bradshaw becomes JBL promo (2004)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6XI63A35gA


CLIP #3: JBL kicks out illegals at the Mexican border

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9y5LSRCc04


MATCH #4: JBL vs. Eddie Guerrero (Texas Bullrope match) (Great American Bash) (2004)

- http://network.wwe.com/video/v31303591?start=6397


CLIP #4: JBL’s championship celebration

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpx-VEHkrHg


MATCH #5: JBL vs. HHH vs. Chris Jericho vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Umaga (Elimination Chamber match) (No Way Out) (2008)

- http://network.wwe.com/video/v31288145?start=8327


MATCH # 6: JBL vs. Rey Mysterio + Promo afterwards (WrestleMania 25) (2009)

- http://network.wwe.com/video/v31305869?start=5934