Tights and Fights

Tights and Fights

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Tights and Fights is the podcast that covers pro-wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves. Every week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle make sense of the chaos that is the world of sports-entertainment. Whether it’s the latest headlines, a cultural analysis of an old angle or a debate about which wrestler has the best merch, Tights and Fights will examine every corner of the squared-circle for your enjoyment.


172: Picture-in-picture podcast
Dec 7 • 51 min
Keep your ears front, this podcast will never be enter picture-in-picture mode! Hal, Danielle and Lindsey will break down Seth Rollins’ new direction, praise the promos of Cody and Finn Balor and even discuss which wrestlers have too many cats.
171: NXT TakeOver: War Games and Survivor Series
Nov 30 • 54 min
WAR! Lindsey and Hal bid you Holiday greetings as they break down NXT TakeOver War Games, Survivor Series and some of the off-hand drama stirred up by Corey Graves.
Tights and Fights Ep. 170: Hype Bomb
Nov 23 • 56 min
It’s the first ever Tights and Fights on SATURDAYS! Hal, Danielle and Lindsey break down the most recent episodes of AEW and NXT, along with a look back at the career of CM Punk.
169: The cult of a new reality
Nov 14 • 38 min
This week Hal and Danielle break down AEW’s PPV “Full Gear.” Plus, a special announcement: Tights and Fights is officially moving to Saturdays!
168: Blue Chew Dobadeedoo
Nov 7 • 51 min
This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey face the INVASION! Survivor Series is RAW vs. Smackdown vs. NXT and we can’t wait to see the war unfold. Plus why not reminisce about Good Ol’ Jim Ross’ podcast ads?
Tights and Fights Ep. 167: Only slightly inappropriate
Oct 31 • 61 min
This week Lindsey and Danielle embrace the last week of wrestling before Blood Money Jewel (which will now include a women’s match!) and its fall out is upon us. That includes our discussion of Finn Balor’s exciting new heel turn, the deep women’s s
166: A rabbit hole of WWE history w/ Bill Hanstock
Oct 24 • 52 min
This week Hal and Lindsey are joined by Bill Hanstock. He’s known for his wrestling writing in Uproxx and SBNation. But now he’s got a new project: a book about the complete and comprehensive history of WWE. Yeah. We’ll talk all about that and discu
165: Everybody’s eatin’ it
Oct 17 • 54 min
This week Danielle, Lindsey and Mike break down tons of Wednesday night’s AEW and NXT. That includes the introduction of Chris Jericho’s Inner Circle, Lio Rush winning the Cruiserweight title and which AEW stars Mike’s son enjoys. Plus why we love t
164: Get them nuts w/ Jacquis Neal
Oct 10 • 56 min
This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Jacquis Neal from the Culture Kings podcast. AEW and NXT are officially live in primetime on Wednesday Night on TNT and USA, respectively. And in the wake of Hell in a Cell and Kofi Kingston’s title loss, the tea
163: We keep it in context
Oct 3 • 49 min
This week Hal Danielle and Lindsey take a look at the season premiere of RAW. With AEW and NXT going live, SURELY the flagship program of the WWE would come out swinging, right? Well… we’ll take a look at that and discuss why we can’t way to see wha
162: Crashing Crowns
Sep 26 • 41 min
This week Hal Danielle and Lindsey take a look at the first week of NXT on USA. Tons of great wrestlers got a chance to shine with plenty of good matches. How well positioned are they with AEW on the horizon? And who on RAW and Smackdown has us excited as
161: Clash of Champions w/ Rachel Millman
Sep 19 • 53 min
This week Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Rachel Millman. She’s one of the founders of the “WrestleSplania” podcast. She’ll tell us all about how her journey into wrestling led to her starting the podcast, what she thought of Clash of Champions and
160: Wrestling with curiosity w/ RJ City
Sep 12 • 54 min
This week Hal, Danielle, and Lindsey are joined by RJ City. He’s an actor, comedian and wrestling raconteur across the international scene. He’ll tell us all about his career, what it’s like being a triple threat in the entertainment world and why h
159: The Fallout from All Out
Sep 5 • 55 min
This week Hal, Danielle, Lindsey and Mike are reunited to discuss All Out! It’s AEW’s last show before they go live on TNT in October. The brand still had a few surprises in store, but we all agree that the best moment came after the broadcast when Ch
158: The life and career of Chris Jericho w/ Ify Nwadiwe
Aug 29 • 59 min
This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Ify Nwadiwe! He’s the host of the Max Fun podcast Who Shot Ya?
157: GLOW season 3 w/ Travis McElroy
Aug 22 • 55 min
This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Travis McElroy! He’s one-third of podcasting’s most famous brotherhood as the middlest brother on My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone. He joins us to talk about his experience as a lapsed fan o
TakeOver: Toronto and SummerSlam
Aug 15 • 68 min
This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey discuss one of the busiest wrestling weeks in recent memory. The team takes a deep dive into Summerslam, TakeOver: Toronto, The G1-Climax and the continued drama on RAW and Smackdown.
155: Pro Wrestling: EVE w/ Emily and Dann Read
Aug 8 • 49 min
This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Emily and Dann Read, founders and owners of the UK-based promotion Pro Wrestling: EVE. They’ve known for showcasing quality wrestling in their all-women shows, but they’ve recently gained attention for being th
Tights and Fights Ep. 154: Drag, life and wrestling w/ The Nobodies
Aug 1 • 51 min
This week Danielle and Lindsey are joined by DJ Accident Report, Lady Bearica Andrews and Ariel Italic. The trio is collectively known as The Nobodies on their YouTube channel, where they discuss wrestling. They’ll discuss their experiences as fans and
153: Mike Quackenbush on high-spot pornography and the joy of wrestling.
Jul 25 • 61 min
This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Mike Quackenbush. He’s best known as the founder of the Philadelphia-based promotion Chikara. He’s also a reputable trainer in the industry, working with well-known names like Drew Gulak and Aleister B
152: The Mike reopens
Jul 18 • 53 min
This week Danielle and Lindsey are joined by their long-absent co-host Mike Eagle! Where has he been all this time? What wrestling has he missed? He’ll answer these questions before the panel dives into their takes on AEW’s latest show, Fight for the
151: Rob Van Dam on his career, concussions and CBD
Jul 11 • 54 min
This week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey by Rob Van Dam. He’s been a part of the wrestling industry since 1989. He’s perhaps best known for his time in WWE where he beat John Cena for the WWE Title in 2005. Rob is also one of the founding members of the o
150: Tights and Fyter Fest
Jul 4 • 49 min
This week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey discuss AEW’s sophomore event Fyter Fest.There was a lot of mostly-good wrestling with plenty of other things that disappointed and even horrified the panel. Plus, it looks like WWE is finally responding creatively t
149: Tappin’ Titles w/ Emily Pratt
Jun 27 • 58 min
This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Emily Pratt. She’s a wrestling writer and reporter for Uproxx. Pratt joins the panel to discuss the things that everyone’s incredibly excited for like the G1 Climax and that feels incredibly baffling like
148: “One Fall” w/ David F. Walker and Brett Weldele
Jun 20 • 54 min
This week, Hal and Danielle are joined by David F. Walker and Brett Weldele. They are the writer and artist (respectively) behind the new comic series “One Fall.” It’s all about a third generation wrestler who competes for profit and survival in a world
147: Robe Warrior Ric Flair w/ Adam Pranica
Jun 13 • 59 min
This week, Hal and Danielle are joined by Adam Pranica! He’s the host of the fellow Max Fun Podcasts “The Greatest Generation,” “The Greatest Discovery,” and “Friendly Fire.” The panel will discuss the life and career of Ric Flair, from the early days i
Tights and Fights Ep. 146: CMLL at Arena Mexico w/ Jesse Thorn
Jun 6 • 53 min
This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Jesse Thorn. He’s Max Fun’s top Big Boss Man and he’s had almost no experience with wrestling. But a few weeks ago, he and his wife traveled to Mexico City and Arena Mexico where they saw their first liv
145: Double or Nothing w/ Box Brown
May 30 • 51 min
This week, Hal and Danielle are joined by Box Brown. He’s a comic book artist and writer who’s a longtime, but lapsed, fan of WWE. But this past weekend featured a show that rekindled his and the entire panel’s love of wrestling: Double or Nothing f
144: An Encyclopedia of Women’s Wrestling w/ LaToya Ferguson
May 23 • 44 min
This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by LaToya Ferguson. She’s the author of the brand new book “An Encyclopedia of Women’s Wrestling.” She’ll tell us all about it and break down Money in the Bank and the introduction of WWE’s new 24/7 title
143: The Road to 20-0 w/ John Walsh (a.k.a. Super Eyepatch Wolf)
May 16 • 52 min
This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by John Walsh. His fans on YouTube know him as Super EyePatch Wolf, where he’s gained following for deep dives into anime, video-games and wrestling. The panel breaks down some of the latest NXT stories and cha
Tights and Fights Ep 142: Young and Wild and Free
May 9 • 51 min
This week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey take a look at WWE’s new Wild Card rule! For the last several years WWE’s two shows have existed as (mostly) separate shows with separate rosters. But a lot of that went right out the window this week, as more cros
141: Impact Wrestling Rebellion w/ Elle Collins
May 2 • 54 min
It’s that special rare week where Julian Burrell steps out of the production booth to join Danielle Radford in the hosting chair! They’re joined by podcaster and Uproxx writer Elle Collins as they discuss Impact Wrestling’s Rebellion PPV and the bui
140: More Superstar Shake-ups w/ Jo Graham.
Apr 25 • 57 min
Jo Graham from the How2Wrestling podcast joins Hal, Danielle and Lindsey to break down tons of news from the week in wrestling! Superstars on RAW and Smackdown continue to be switched between brands, but has WWE done enough to establish the direction of e
139: I Heart WrestleMania
Apr 18 • 66 min
Lindsey rejoins the show to regale us with stories of her journey to WrestleMania! She’ll talk about what it was like in Metlife Stadium, how much she enjoyed the G1 Classic, and the special project that she was a part of while she was there.
138: The 2019 WrestleMania special w/ Quiet Riot’s James Durbin
Apr 11 • 57 min
Congratulations! You survived WrestleMania week! This week, Hal and Danielle are joined by James Durbin, the lead singer of the band Quiet Riot and, just like you, he watched tons of wrestling recently. The panel will discuss the weekend, which was full o
137: The irie career of Kofi Kingston w/ How2Wrestling’s Kefin Mahon
Apr 4 • 51 min
Welcome to another episode of Riteoga agus Troideanna! This week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Kefin Mahon. He’s one of the hosts of the “How2Wrestling” podcast. Now that we’re just a few days away from WrestleMania we’ll discuss that Jon
136: ‘S’ is for “Smile” w/ Matthew Gaydos
Mar 28 • 64 min
Happy #MaxFunDrive! Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Matthew Gaydos. He’s the host of the “I Love it” podcast. The panel will get into everything from KofiMania, Charlotte winning the Smackdown women’s title AND bringing the title to the main e
135: How wrestling can save and end lives w/ WWE Films’ Daron Jackson
Mar 22 • 44 min
Happy #MaxFunDrive! Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Daron Jackson. He’s a production attorney for WWE Studios. He’s privy to backstage news about TONS of the films from the production company. He’ll tell us about how his lifelong fandom got
Tights and Fights Ep. 134: Fear and Loathing in Mexico w/ Salina de la Renta
Mar 21 • 58 min
Happy #MaxFunDrive! This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Salina de la Renta. She’s a rising star as both a wrestler and a manager for Major League Wrestling. She’ll discuss how “Total Divas” is directly responsible for her career and a cr
133: Two very wet men w/ Elby Hunktears
Mar 14 • 48 min
This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Elby Hunktears. They’re the co-producer for the “Wrestlesplainia” podcast. The panel will take a look at Fastlane and the WrestleMania stories that are starting to peak right as the event gets closer.
132: The Alie and Ricky show w/ Sarah “The Rebel” Wolfe
Mar 7 • 52 min
This week Hal, Danielle, Lindsey are joined by Sarah “The Rebel” Wolfe. She’s the host of the “Women Wrestling Friends” podcast. She’s also part of “WOW - Women of Wrestling” as Razor. She’ll tell us all about her experience with that promotion an
131: The Big Dog Returns Home w/ Olive Rae Brinker
Feb 28 • 53 min
This week Hal, Danielle, Lindsey are joined by Olive Rae Brinker. She’s the creator of the webcomic “Rae the Doe”.The panel will discuss Roman Reigns return to WWE, Kevin Owens taking Kofi Kingston’s place in the WWE Title match and much more.
130: A Squared Safe Space w/ Matthew Klein
Feb 21 • 50 min
This week Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Matthew Klein. He’s the VP of sales and marketing for Valiant comics. The panel will discuss Elimination Chamber and the evolving final card for WrestleMania, including Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston, Seth Rollin
129: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart w/ Chris Gethard
Feb 14 • 52 min
This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Chris Gethard! He’s a comedian who’s worked in TV and hosts the podcast “Beautiful/Anonymous.” He’s also someone who wouldn’t let a little thing like parent’s permission get in the way of his wre
128: Cut a promo on my what now? w/ Omar Holmon
Feb 7 • 48 min
This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Omar Holmon. He’s the content editor for the website Black Nerd Problems. He’s here to discuss the build towards Elimination Chamber, the inaugural WWE Women’s Champions and the return of Halftime He
127: NXT TakeOver: Phoenix & The Royal Rumble
Jan 31 • 53 min
This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Vita Ayala. They’re a comic book writer whose work has been published by Marvel, DC Comics and Valiant. The panel will discuss NXT TakeOver Phoenix, the Royal Rumble and the slowly forming WrestleMania c
126: Don’t stumble on the road to the Rumble
Jan 24 • 44 min
This week Hal and Lindsey discuss the premier of WOW: Women of Wrestling and the final shows before WWE Royal Rumble show this Sunday. That includes everything from Finn Balor’s title match against Brock Lesnar, Becky Lynch’s chances to regain the Sma
125: Watch women’s wrestling w/ Stephy Slays
Jan 17 • 50 min
This week Stephy Slays from WOW - Women of Wrestling joins the show to discuss how she became a wrestler and what she hopes to accomplish when the show airs Friday January 18th on AXS TV. Plus, Hal and Danielle will discuss NXT TakeOver: Blackpool and som
124: The Jeremy Bearimy timeline of wrestling
Jan 10 • 49 min
This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Shawn Marek. He’s a podcast host and producer who’s worked with wrestlers such as Lance Storm, Steve Austin and more on their respective shows. The panel will take a deep dive into New Japan’s Wrestl
123: The wrestling that was and will be
Jan 3 • 53 min
This week Lindsey and Danielle are joined by Mat Ricardo. He’s a variety performer who’s been a wrestling fan for years. He’ll join the panel to discuss the year in wrestling from 2018, and everything that wrestling have to look forward to in the ne
Bonus Ep. 11: WOW - Women of Wrestling w/ Selina Majors
Dec 27, 2018 • 17 min
This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Selina Majors. She’s a wrestler and trainer with WOW - Women of Wrestling. With the promotion debuting on network television in January, she’ll tell the team all about her career in wrestling and why she remai
122: A Fresh Refresh at TLC w/ Chris Cubas
Dec 20, 2018 • 48 min
This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Chris Cubas. He is a podcaster and TV host who’s been watching wrestling for years. Lately he’s gotten more into New Japan Pro Wrestling, Progress and other international wrestling promotions than WWE. But he i
Tights and Fights Ep. 121: The Premier of WOW - Women of Wrestling w/ David McLane
Dec 13, 2018 • 41 min
David McLane, wrestling promoter and creator of the original 80’s GLOW, joins Hal, Danielle and Lindsey to discuss WOW - Women of Wrestling’s premier on AXS TV on January 18th.
Tights and Fights Ep. 120: Maintaining the Land of Giants w/ Jeff Dye
Dec 6, 2018 • 45 min
Jeff Dye, comedian and star of numerous TV shows, is ready to join the Nation of Conversation! He, Ha Lublin and Danielle Radford discuss his history as a wrestling fan, what he wishes WWE would do differently with their characters and why he and Vince Mc
119: Baby Girl Bubble Bath
Nov 29, 2018 • 48 min
Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk join together to break down why people seem so positive about Smackdown vs. pessimistic about RAW and look into the growing signs of All Elite Wrestling becoming a reality.
118: The 2018 NXT TakeOver: War Games and Survivor Series Special
Nov 22, 2018 • 46 min
Dave Schilling has joined the Nation of Conversation! He, Danielle and Hal were all at Staples Center this weekend to watch the shows that happened in Los Angeles. They’ll break down their favorite things that happened at NXT TakeOver: War Games, Surviv
Tights and Fights Ep. 117: A low-blow to all of our hearts w/ Katie Willert
Nov 15, 2018 • 46 min
Katie Willert rejoins the Nation of Conversation to discuss Becky Lynch, Daniel Bryan and everything we can look forward to from NXT TakeOver: War Games and Survivor Series. TRIGGER WARNING: This segment contains a discussion of a WWE situation that invol
116: I’M BAKING A LEMON INSIDE YOU w/ Jacquis Neal
Nov 8, 2018 • 51 min
Jacquis Neal from the Culture Kings podcast joins Hal and Danielle to discuss some of the biggest news from the week in wrestling, including the fallout from Crown Jewel, which managed to disappoint and frustrate viewers and fans of every stripe.
115: Evolution is female thing
Nov 1, 2018 • 52 min
Evolution was WWE’s very first all-women Pay-Per-View. And by most accounts, the event delivered in just about every way possible, including providing a candidate for match of the year. Mike, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey provide their reactions to the matc
114: Thank you, Roman
Oct 25, 2018 • 48 min
Roman Reigns opened RAW with the announcement that he will be surrendering the Universal Championship since his leukemia has returned. This was the first time Roman had gone public with his diagnosis. His first encounter with the disease was 11 years ago.
Bonus Ep. 11: The inside story behind Mike Eagle’s match against OVW’s Shiloh Jonze
Oct 18, 2018 • 41 min
Danielle talks with Mike Eagle about his feud with OVW’s Shiloh Jonze. It started with a Mike answering an open MC challenge from Shiloh and culminated in Mike wrestling his first (and last) wrestling match.
113: We’re in WWE’s robot car w/ Dan Sinker
Oct 18, 2018 • 52 min
This week Danielle and Lindsey speak with podcaster Dan Sinker about WWE Crown Jewel, Evolution and retirement in professional wrestling.
112: Wrestling conversations with Marty the Moth, Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno
Oct 11, 2018 • 48 min
This week, we’ve got two conversations with people who have made big waves in the world of wrestling in the past few weeks. First, Mike Eagle speaks with Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno. They’re the creators of The Comic Book Story of…
111: The gang’s back together again!
Oct 4, 2018 • 51 min
This week the founding members of the Nation of Conversation reunite to take a closer look at the go home shows for Super Show-Down and all of the PPV’s WWE has planned for the next two months.
110: At your house w/ Screen Junkies’ Joe Starr
Sep 27, 2018 • 51 min
This week Danielle is joined by comedian and writer Joe Starr to discuss Samoa Joe breaking into AJ Styles’ house, Marty The Moth as the new Lucha Underground Champion and why friendship is only temporary in pro wrestling.
109: Hell in a Cell in a handbasket w/ Wrestle and Flow’s Josiah Williams
Sep 20, 2018 • 51 min
This week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Josiah Williams, creator of the online series Wrestle and Flow. The panel will chat about some of their favorite events from Hell in a Cell, including Becky Lynch’s championship win.
108: Konami code twerking w/ Brian Brushwood
Sep 13, 2018 • 51 min
This week, Mike and Danielle are joined by magician, comedian and host of the podcast Night Attack, Brian Brushwood! The team will discuss a bit of the news for the week and take a deep dive into the music of Eddie Guerrero.
107: All In on Life Beyond WWE w/ Jensen Karp
Sep 6, 2018 • 51 min
This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Jensen Karp! He’s a lifelong wrestling fan who actually got to watch All In this weekend as part of bachelor party.
106: Baron Cobin’s magical style w/ LaToya Ferguson
Aug 30, 2018 • 48 min
This week, Hal, Danielle and Mike are joined by LaToya Ferguson. She’s written about wrestling for the AV Club and Paste and is here to breakdown some of the biggest happenings from the week in wrestling.
105: The 2018 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 and SummerSlam Special w/ Meghan Sullivan
Aug 23, 2018 • 48 min
This week Hal, Danielle and Mike are joined by Meghan Sullivan, formerly from IGN! They’ll break-down the news from NXT: TakeOver Brooklyn 4 and SummerSlam.
104: Cat WrestleMania and a Full Life Beyond Wrestling w/ Kris Wolf
Aug 16, 2018 • 50 min
Hal, Lindsey and Danielle breakdown their favorite things leading up to SummerSlam and NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4. Then, they’re joined by international independent wrestler Kris Wolf!
103: Wrestling as a product and an art w/ Chikara’s Mike Quackenbush
Aug 9, 2018 • 50 min
Mike Quackenbush from Chikara Pro Wrestling joins Mike, Hal and Danielle to discuss the differences between wrestling as an art form and as a corporate product.
102: The Horniest Episode Ever w/ Sarah “The Rebel” Wolfe
Aug 2, 2018 • 51 min
This week, Danielle and Mike are joined by Sarah “The Rebel” Wolfe! She’s a wrestling manager who’s been in wrestling rings all over the country and the host of the podcasts Women Wrestling Friends and Women’s Pro Wrestling Weekly.
101: WWE Evolution and The Big Show w/ Jamie Loftus
Jul 26, 2018 • 52 min
This week, Hal, Danielle and Mike are joined by Jamie Loftus! She’s a comedian and the creator and star of Irrational Fears on Comedy Central.
100: Keep Hulkamania on a Leash
Jul 19, 2018 • 45 min
Hal Lublin and Mike Eagle have the booth all to themselves to discuss Extreme Rules and Hulk Hogan’s return to the WWE Hall of Fame.
99: WWE x New Japan w/ BJ Mendelson
Jul 12, 2018 • 53 min
This week, author and comic book writer BJ Mendelson joins the Nation of Conversation! He’s got tons of thoughts on everything that happened in wrestling this week, from the pull-apart brawl between Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley to the continued reunio
98: Ice Cream Christmas 2000
Jul 5, 2018 • 37 min
We’re in the middle of a holiday week, so it’s a good time to take a look at the greatest holiday for wrestling fans: Ice Cream Christmas! That’s right, we’re looking back in the time of our fandom to once again take a look at a past WrestleMania.
97: GLOW w/ Sydelle Noel & Britt Baron and the Phantom of the Playa
Jun 28, 2018 • 52 min
Tights and Fights is set to Feel the GLOW once again as Sydelle Noel and Britt Baron discuss staring in the hit Netflix series. Plus, all the latest news from the week in wrestling.
96: The NXT TakeOver Chicago II and Money in the Bank Special
Jun 21, 2018 • 49 min
Danielle, Mike and Lindsey discuss everything that happened at NXT TakeOver, Money in the Bank, and when the New Day faced the Elite in Street Fighter at E3.
Bonus Ep. 10: Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson on GLOW season 2
Jun 18, 2018 • 40 min
Season 2 of GLOW arrives on Netflix on June 29th. Rebecca Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood are two of the stars of the show. They join Hal and Danielle to discuss the next season, how they’ve evolved as wrestling fans and even have a fun improv session.
95: Chris Jericho’s Greatest Rivalry Ever(?) w/ Adam Pranica
Jun 14, 2018 • 49 min
Adam Pranica from the Greatest Generation and Friendly Fire podcasts joins the Nation of Conversation to discuss one of the greatest rivalries of Chris Jericho’s career.
94: The Doctrine of Two Dudes with Aubrey Sitterson
Jun 7, 2018 • 49 min
Comic book writer Aubrey Sitterson joins the Nation of Conversation to discuss BOSJ, Dominion and some of the biggest moments from RAW and Smackdown.
93: #CookieDreams and Britney Young from Netflix’s GLOW
May 31, 2018 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the week in wrestling and is joined by Britney Young from the Netflix series GLOW to discuss what the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling will be up to in season 2.
92: Simon Grimm (a.k.a. Simon Gotch) advises against advice in wrestling
May 24, 2018 • 49 min
Hal, Mike and Danielle are joined by Simon Grimm (a.k.a. Simon Gotch) to learn more about Grimm’s experience in WWE, how the indie wrestling scene has changed over the years and why he doesn’t believe in advice for wrestling.
91: Mick Foley’s music from Tip to Tip w/ Brian Fernandes
May 17, 2018 • 56 min
Brian Fernandes joins the Nation of Conversation to discuss the music of Mick Foley, Ronda Rousey’s title shot and which superstars spoke to him after being a lapsed fan of wrestling.
90: Backlash and Suddenly Dinosaurs
May 10, 2018 • 51 min
This week, the Nation of Conversation takes a look at Backlash, New Japan and the entrance of Mandy Rose.
89: Strong Style Me, Daddy
May 3, 2018 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the Greatest Royal Rumble and the final lead up to the BackLash PPV.
88: A Royal Rumble Without any Queens
Apr 26, 2018 • 51 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the Greatest Royal Rumble and how they feel about the women of WWE being left off of the show.
87: Shook Superstars
Apr 19, 2018 • 52 min
The Nation of Conversation recalls stories of WrestleMania and the Superstar Shake-up.
Bonus Ep. 9: w/ comic writer Box Brown and filmmaker Chris Bournea
Apr 13, 2018 • 41 min
Producer Julian Burrell is joined by Box Brown and Chris Bournea to discuss Andre the Giant and the forgotten black women of wrestling history, respectively.
86: The NXT TakeOver: New Orleans and WrestleMania 34 special
Apr 12, 2018 • 69 min
The Nation of Conversation is joined in the booth by producer Julian to discuss NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, WrestleMania 34 and more.
Bonus Ep. 8: Kia Stevens on being a wrestler and playing one on TV
Apr 6, 2018 • 39 min
The Nation of Conversation is joined by Kia Stevens. Kia discusses her time wrestling as Awesome Kong, Karma, and her career as an actress in the Netflix series, GLOW.
85: WrestleMania’s proper English school-yard brawl
Apr 5, 2018 • 59 min
The Nation of Conversation takes a deep dive into everything happening this weekend, including NXT Takeover: NOLA, Impact vs. Lucha Underground, Supercard of Honor and WrestleMania 34.
84: Gronk-a-donk-a-doo, a Merry Ice Cream Christmas to you
Mar 29, 2018 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation welcomes back Mike Eagle from his European tour to discuss everything from this week as well as everything he missed.
83: Welcome back, Daniel Bryan!
Mar 22, 2018 • 51 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses, Daniel Bryan, Ultimate Deletion and Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar.
82: Keep Moolah out of WrestleMania Forever
Mar 15, 2018 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses what was to be the Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal.
81: Fast Lane and the broken music of Matt Hardy
Mar 8, 2018 • 50 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the main event of Wrestlemania and the career of Matt Hardy.
80: The Elimination Chamber of Secrets
Mar 1, 2018 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses elimination chamber and the matches that are now in place for WrestleMania.
79: How can we enjoy Ronda Rousey wrestling?
Feb 22, 2018 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation returns to discuss that amazing Gauntlet match on RAW and Ronda Rousey’s upcoming contract signing.
Bonus Ep. 7: The Greatest Hits feat. Box Brown and Hannibal Buress
Feb 15, 2018 • 53 min
Julian Burrell showcases some of the greatest moments from the Nation of Conversation.
78: Preserve fwendship for WrestleMania and beyond
Feb 8, 2018 • 47 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses everything leading up to the Elimination Chamber and Fast Lane PPV’s and what makes John Cena tick as a star in WWE.
77: The NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia and Royal Rumble special
Feb 1, 2018 • 54 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia, the Royal Rumble and the latest developments in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
76: The De-reviving the Revival at RAW 25
Jan 25, 2018 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Enzo Amore being fired, RAW 25 and the negative aspects of nostalgia.
75: You are tearing me apart, Strowman! Ft. Mega Ran
Jan 18, 2018 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation is joined by rapper and wrestling fan, Mega Ran to discuss Paige, the Royal Rumble and the return of the curb stomp.
74: Oh hi, Marks. It’s Wrestle Kingdom 12!
Jan 11, 2018 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the latest character developments for WWE New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 12.
73: Brock-oli Lesnar and the Women’s Royal Rumble
Jan 4, 2018 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the upcoming pair of Royal Rumble matches and the first wrestling events of 2018.
6: The singalong special
Dec 28, 2017 • 34 min
The Nation of Conversation brings you their latest bonus episode filled with all of your favorite wrestling music
72: Royalty Rumbling in equality
Dec 21, 2017 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation looks back on the best of the year in wrestling.
71: When Kevin Owens beat up Jay Washington
Dec 14, 2017 • 49 min
Jay Washington joins The Nation of Conversation to discuss WWE’s newest projects and the worst in wrestling 2017.
70: Bray Wyatt should not be playing Xbox
Dec 7, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses RAW and Smackdown as the year winds down and the complicated history of Bray Wyatt.
69: BREAKING: Matt Hardy is at last breaking!
Nov 30, 2017 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Absolution, the Riott Squad and the upcoming Brokenness of Matt Hardy.
68: The 2017 NXT TakeOver: War Games and Survivor Series
Nov 24, 2017 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Survivor Series and NXT TakeOver: War Games.
67: The art of the part-time wrestler
Nov 16, 2017 • 45 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Charlotte’s big win on Smackdown, the part-timers of WWE and Survivor Series.
66: The newly phenomenal Survivor Series
Nov 9, 2017 • 47 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses AJ Styles winning the WWE championship and the greatest moments of Chyna.
65: Braun Strowman’s magic healing garbage
Nov 2, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the continued build towards Survivor Series and WWE’s recent firings of Summer Rae, Darren Young and Emma.
64: From Tables, Ladders & Chairs to Measles, Mumps & Meningitis
Oct 26, 2017 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the viral outbreak that threw TLC into flux and Smackdown putting RAW #UnderSiege.
63: For the love of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
Oct 19, 2017 • 46 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the Shield’s reunion at TLC and Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens’s newfound love.
62: Tango India Golf Hotel Tango Sierra
Oct 12, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the Sierra Hotel India Echo Lima Delta reunion of the week.
Bonus Ep. 5: The Mae Young Classic Special
Oct 6, 2017 • 42 min
Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk share their thoughts on the WWE’s Mae Young Classic.
61: The Undertaker’s butt obsession
Oct 5, 2017 • 52 min
The Nation of Conversation the upcoming Shield reunion and the music of the Undertaker through the ages.
60: No Mercy and the benevolent king of the cruiserweights
Sep 28, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Enzo and Neville, No Mercy and the current state of Braun Strowman.
59: Bobby “The Brain” Heenan: jack of all trades, master of most
Sep 21, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and THAT promo from Jinder Mahal.
58: Kevin Owens did it the hard way
Sep 14, 2017 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation is back in the booth to discuss Kevin Owens’s big week and why the modern worked-shoots are becoming so popular.
Bonus Ep. 4: The Q & A’s special
Sep 7, 2017 • 41 min
The Nation
57: Roman Reigns and John Cena at Full Shell University
Aug 31, 2017 • 42 min
Des Delgadillo and Jay Washington, officially join The Nation of Conversation to discuss TripleMania, Roman Reigns vs. John Cena and Sasha Banks.
56: The 2017 NXT TakeOver Brooklyn III and SummerSlam Special
Aug 24, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the latest editions of TakeOver, SummerSlam, RAW and Smackdown
55: Slam your Summer at night
Aug 17, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses the final week of shows before SummerSlam.
Bonus Ep. 4: The Lucha Underground Special
Aug 11, 2017 • 37 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Lucha Underground and Aztec Warfare II on this special bonus episode.
54: The Chinforcer and Bray’s baby boys
Aug 10, 2017 • 47 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman and most promising matches of SummerSlam.
53: Non-binary butts
Aug 3, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Summerslam’s upcoming matches and the hair of wrestling’s past and present.
52: Whatever happened to the brand of tomorrow?
Jul 27, 2017 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Battleground plus the strengths and weaknesses of RAW and Smackdown as we build towards Summerslam.
51: I love my fake black son
Jul 20, 2017 • 47 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Kurt Angle fathering Jason Jordan and why Neville is the king.
50: Bring back the bear
Jul 13, 2017 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Great Balls of Fire and comedian Emma Phipps joins the program to tell us about Zack Sabre Jr.
49: Because Jesus said so
Jul 6, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation talks about the last RAW before Great Balls of Fire and the future of one of the longest-lasting gimmicks in wrestling.
48; Great Big Baller Brand of fire
Jun 29, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation talks about the RAW and Smackdown Women’s rosters main-eventing both shows and spotlight the return of some good ol’ fashioned misandry.
47: The Case against controversy
Jun 22, 2017 • 49 min
he Nation of Conversation talks about what might be the most controversial decision of the year from WWE: Having James Ellsworth involve himself in the Women’s Money in the Bank match
Bonus Ep. 3: GLOW with Rebekka Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood
Jun 17, 2017 • 43 min
The Nation of Conversation, is joined by Rebecca Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood to talk all about the new Netflix series GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
46: Get benched
Jun 15, 2017 • 48 min
The Nation of Conversation talks about Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar and the Money in the Bank Ladder Match
45: Samoa Joe the contract killer
Jun 8, 2017 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Samoa Joe being the best and why the WWE only has one babyface champion.
Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 2: The Total Divas Special
Jun 2, 2017 • 34 min
As thanks for supporting Tights and Fights as part of the Maximum Fun Drive, we’re happy to provide this bonus episode centered around Totes Deevs!
44: That Hal over there
Jun 1, 2017 • 47 min
The Nation of Conversation discusses Extreme Rules, the Best of the Super Juniors and whether or not WWE’s ratings woes should matter.
43: The TakeOver Chicago and Backlash Special
May 25, 2017 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation takes a deep dive into TakeOver: Chicago, BackLash and Jinder Mahal as the new WWE Champion.
42: The last clash before Backlash
May 18, 2017 • 49 min
The Nation of Conversation is discusses Marty Scurll joining Bullet Club, Braun Strowman’s injury and the upcoming WWE PPV weekend.
41: The sounds of a king with Hannibal Buress
May 11, 2017 • 60 min
The Nation of Conversation is discusses the wrestling news of the week and is joined by Hannibal Buress for a journey through Triple H’s music through the ages.
40: The Passion of Roman Reigns
May 4, 2017 • 48 min
he Nation of Conversation discuss the House of Horrors, Payback and the calamity that is Roman Reigns
39: Survivors of the house of horrors
Apr 27, 2017 • 46 min
The Nation of Conversation looks into this weeks dumpster match, the push for Breezango and tries to find out just what a House of Horrors match is.
38: Hindered no more
Apr 20, 2017 • 47 min
This week on Tights and Fights, Hal, Danielle and Mike are here to break down Braun Strowman, Jinder Mahal’s push and the modern fashion of WWE women.
37: Mr. Strowman’s wild ride
Apr 13, 2017 • 49 min
Danielle, Mike and Lindsey discuss the Superstar Shake-up and Braun Strowman flipping over an Ambulance (!!!!!).
Bonus Ep. 1: Tales from Wrestlemania
Apr 8, 2017 • 35 min
In this special bonus episode, Julian Burrell speaks with Charlotte Wilder from SB Nation and Lindsey Kelk asks WWE’s current roster your Facebook questions.
36: The 2017 Wrestlemania 33 Special
Apr 6, 2017 • 48 min
Mike Eagle makes his triumphant return to discuss TakeOver Orlando and all things Wrestlemania.
35: Rusev’s tank! It’s Wrestlemania week!
Mar 30, 2017 • 59 min
Lindsey Kelk is back with the Nation of Conversation to discuss all things Wrestlemania!
34: I’d rather be at Lethal Leap Year
Mar 23, 2017 • 58 min
Happy Max Fun drive! Lindsey Kelk is back with the Nation of Conversation to tell us all about The Miz vs. Maryse, Southpaw Regional Wrestling and The Usos as Tag Team Champions.
33: High-Definition nonsense
Mar 16, 2017 • 47 min
Hal Lublin rejoins the Nation of Conversation to discuss the build to Wrestlemania and the dark side of pro wrestling fandom.
Ep 32: Wake up! It’s Reading Time
Mar 9, 2017 • 48 min
Lindsey Kelk joins Mike and Danielle to discuss Fast Lane and the historically biggest disappointments of WrestleMania.
31: She kept the receipts
Mar 2, 2017 • 48 min
The road to Wrestlemania is paved with frustrations. Plus, the Nation of Conversation breaks down the music of one of the all time greats: The Rock.
30: Too comfortable to be dangerous
Feb 23, 2017 • 48 min
Hal and Danielle break down the latest news from Kevin Owens, Naomi and more. Then, Mike Eagle joins us to discuss one of the oft-ignored aspects of pro-wrestling: the fashion.
29: Friends to the end (but the end is now)
Feb 16, 2017 • 48 min
Three champions were crowned this week in WWE! Between Bray Wyatt, Naomi and Bayley, who are we most excited for? Plus, was the Festival of Friendship the best RAW segment ever? Probably!
28: Go Samoa Joe Go
Feb 9, 2017 • 47 min
Samoa Joe has had his first ever RAW main event! We’ll share our thoughts on that and the upcoming pay per view: Elimination Chamber! Plus, comic artist Jarrett Williams shares his special wrestler: Triple H!
27: The 2017 Royal Rumble Special
Feb 2, 2017 • 49 min
Now that the Royal Rumble weekend has come and gone, the Nation of Conversation, looks at the whole show; from the good… to the bad… to the Roman.
26: From Rumble, with love
Jan 26, 2017 • 47 min
The Royal Rumble is almost here! Find out what the Nation of Conversation is hoping for from the big event and what they’re favorite moments from the Royal Rumble have been over the years.
25: Rather proper UK wrestling
Jan 19, 2017 • 48 min
This week, The Nation of Conversation discusses the United Kingdom tournament, the road to the Royal Rumble and why they’re so excited to see Kurt Angle in WWE again.
24: My kingdom for good wrestling
Jan 12, 2017 • 48 min
This week, Mira Waters rejoins the show to discuss Wrestle Kingdom 11 and the latest WWE developments. Plus, author Lindsey Kelk tells us about why Bret “The Hitman” Hart is so special
23: Rumbling into a new year
Jan 5, 2017 • 48 min
It’s our first episode of 2017! The Nation of Conversation breaks down the years first RAW and Smackdown episodes, the biggest hits of last year and more.
22: Holiday extras
Dec 29, 2016 • 32 min
As a holiday bonus special, enjoy some of the best, never-before-heard moments from the Tights and Fights pilot episodes including the team’s favorite merch, their first live wrestling experiences and more.
21: The sun sets on a New Day
Dec 22, 2016 • 46 min
This week the Nation of Conversation discusses the end of the New Day’s reign, Samoa Joe and why TNA may have finally jumped the shark.
20: Back in black excellence
Dec 15, 2016 • 48 min
This week the Nation of Conversation praises the New Day and their record breaking week, #BlackExcellence, and explains when wrestling gets too real.
19: Tables, ladders and chairs (ad nauseam)
Dec 8, 2016 • 45 min
This week the Nation of Conversation breaks down TLC, including the big heel turn of Smackdown’s lovable loser. Plus: comic creator Box Brown tells us about his special wrestler.
18: Not all title reigns are created equal
Dec 1, 2016 • 48 min
This week the Nation of Conversation looks at all championship scenes in wrestling, from the Lucha Underground championship, the RAW Women’s title, the Cruiserweight title and more.
17: The 2016 Survivor Series Special
Nov 24, 2016 • 47 min
This week, it’s been another jam-packed week of wrestling. The Nation of Conversation breaks down Aztec Warfare 3, TakeOver Toronto and Survivor Series.
16: Starring Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana
Nov 17, 2016 • 59 min
This week, the Nation of Conversation is joined by independent wrestler and podcaster Colt Cabana. They’ll discuss Colt’s new documentary Wrestling Road Diaries 3
15: Nero watched wrestling as Rome burned
Nov 10, 2016 • 47 min
This week, the Nation of Conversation discusses crowds hijacking live WWE Television, the road to Survivor Series and our guests’s special wrestler.
14: A Boss and a queen walk into a cell…
Nov 3, 2016 • 47 min
This week, the Nation of Conversation discusses the new Cruiserweight only show, 205 Live, Hell in a Cell fallout and why the internet is split on the Sasha Banks and Charlotte main event.
13: WWE is your crazy lover
Oct 27, 2016 • 47 min
This week, the Nation of Conversation discusses Hell in a Cell, Mike’s grievances with RAW and even explain why Total Bellas might be worth your time.
12: The goldest of bergs.
Oct 20, 2016 • 47 min
This week, the Nation of Conversation looks at Goldberg’s return, why Survivor Series has lost its identity and why James Ellsworth is (still) so awesome.
11: Hellsworth in a Cellsworth
Oct 13, 2016 • 49 min
This week, The full Nation of Conversation is here to discuss the magic that is James Ellsworth, the thought of having THREE Hell in a Cell matches and what the greatest wrestling video game of all time is.
10: The good, the bad and the Boss
Oct 6, 2016 • 43 min
This week, Rachel Sam Evans rejoins the Nation of Conversation as they discuss Lucha Underground, The women’s title main event on RAW, and the latest rumors of WWE buying up the TNA’s tape library.
9: Total Nonstop Buyouts?
Sep 29, 2016 • 48 min
This week, the team looks at how effective Clash of Champions performed, what it would mean if WWE decided to buyout TNA and why it might be best for wrestlers to not do as many suicide dives every week.
8: Cruisers get RAW
Sep 22, 2016 • 47 min
This week, the team looks at the conclusion of the Cruiserweight Classic, what they hope the cruiserweight division evolves into, how John Cena and Dean Ambrose are making changes to their characters and a lot more.
Ep 7: An equal and opposite Backlash
Sep 15, 2016 • 47 min
This week, the team looks at CM Punk’s UFC debut, why Backlash might have been the best PPV of the year and how the WWE’s doing when it comes to getting talent from the performance center in Florida to the main roster.
6 The Broken Episode
Sep 8, 2016 • 45 min
This week, the team looks at Broken Matt Hardy ahead of the character being in the upcoming TNA feature “Delete and Decay.” Plus: why we’re hoping Seth Rollins is headed for a heel turn and why we’re so stoked for the Usos to embraces the dark sid
5: KO-Mania’s running wild!
Sep 1, 2016 • 47 min
This week, KO-Mania is running wild! The Nation of Conversation breaks down why they’re so stoked for Kevin Owens as the Universal Champion. Plus, the best memories of the late Mr. Fuji and a progress report for Smackdown and RAW in the post-draft era.
4 The SummerSlam Special
Aug 25, 2016 • 63 min
This was an absolutely packed week for pro-wrestling. In this extended episode, the team breaks down TakeOver, SummerSlam the Universal Title and more.
3: Peak Wrestling (and Other Fulfilled Desires)
Aug 18, 2016 • 51 min
Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle discuss how much wrestling is too much wrestling, the changes in TNA and why WWE would ever give away PPV matches on TV.
2: How great is the Cruiserweight Classic?
Aug 11, 2016 • 61 min
The Nation of Conversation talks round 1 of the Cruiserweight Classic. Plus, a look at the best championship belt designs, RAW live in Anaheim and who’s a worthy successor to the super kick finisher.
Ep 1: Do We Really Want MORE Belts in WWE?
Aug 5, 2016 • 48 min
Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle talk wrestler comebacks, MORE championships coming to the WWE and why David Otunga shouldn’t be on commentary