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2014 New Japan G-1 Climax Preview Show

Hosts: Jason Namako (@Jason_Namako); Robert Pandola (@RealRobPandola), Greg McNeish (@GregMcNeishWV)
Email the show: jason@wrestleview.com

Jason, Robert and Greg preview and predict every single match in the 2014 New Japan G-1 Climax tournament that starts on July 21st and ends on August 10th in the Seibu Dome in Saitama, Japan. This year’s G-1 Climax has 22 wrestlers in 2 blocks and spans over 12 shows, that will be broadcast on iPPV via uStream (http://www.ustream.tv/njpw)

The hosts go over what matches in the tournament they are most looking forward to, least looking forward to, who in the tournament has a chance of being exposed, who could break out, what match may get slept on by fans, who might be the MVP of this tournament and of course, we pick the winner of the tournament, who makes the finals as well as the special Third Place match starting this year for the wrestlers that are in second place in each block.

Jason Namako’s prediction for the G-1 Climax:

A Block
* Hiroshi Tanahashi (6-3-1) 13 points
* Shinsuke Nakamura (6-3-1) 13 points
* Katsuyori Shibata (6-4) 12 points
* Yuji Nagata (6-4) 12 points
* Bad Luck Fale (5-5) 10 points
* Davey Boy Smith Jr. (5-5) 10 points
* Doc Gallows (5-5) 10 points
* Tomohiro Ishii (5-5) 10 points
* Satoshi Kojima (4-6) 8 points
* Shelton “X” Benjamin (3-7) 6 points
* Tomoaki Honma (replacing the injured Kota Ibushi) (2-8) 4 points

- Tanahashi & Nakamura with the tie, go to a decision match at the 8/10 show, Nakamura wins and is 1st place in A Block, Tanahashi with the loss goes to second place in A Block.

B Block
* Tetsuya Naito (7-3) 14 points
* Kazuchika Okada (7-3) 14 points
* AJ Styles (7-3) 14 points
* Karl Anderson (7-3) 14 points
* Togi Makabe (6-4) 12 points
* Minoru Suzuki (5-5) 10 points
* Yujiro Takahashi (5-5) 10 points
* Hirooki Goto (4-6) 8 points
* Lance Archer (3-7) 6 points
* Toru Yano (3-7) 6 points
* Hiroyoshi Tenzan (1-9) 2 points

- Naito wins 1st place in B Block via tiebreaker wins on Okada, Styles and Anderson in the tournament. Okada wins 2nd place via tiebreaker wins on Styles and Anderson in the tournament.

- Third Place Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada (Okada wins)
- G-1 Climax Finals: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Tetsuya Naito (Nakamura wins)

Greg McNeish’s prediction for the G-1 Climax:

A Block
* Shinsuke Nakamura (7-3) 14 points
* Hiroshi Tanahashi (6-4) 12 points
* Katsuyori Shibata (6-4) 12 points
* Tomohiro Ishii (6-4) 12 points
* Bad Luck Fale (5-5) 10 points
* Davey Boy Smith Jr. (5-5) 10 points
* Doc Gallows (5-5) 10 points
* Yuji Nagata (5-5) 10 points
* Satoshi Kojima (4-6) 8 points
* Shelton “X” Benjamin (4-6) 8 points
* Tomoaki Honma (0-10) 0 points

- Nakamura wins 1st place in A Block. Tanahashi wins 2nd place in A Block via tiebreaker wins over Shibata & Ishii.

B Block
* Kazuchika Okada (6-4) 12 points
* AJ Styles (6-4) 12 points
* Minoru Suzuki (6-4) 12 points
* Yujiro Takahashi (6-4) 12 points
* Hirooki Goto (5-5) 10 points
* Tetsuya Naito (5-5) 10 points
* Togi Makabe (5-5) 10 points
* Toru Yano (5-5) 10 points
* Hiroyoshi Tenzan (4-6) 8 points
* Karl Anderson (4-6) 8 points
* Lance Archer (4-6) 8 points

- Okada wins 1st place in B Block via tiebreaker wins over Styles, Suzuki and Takahashi. Styles wins 2nd place in B Block via tiebreaker wins over Suzuki and Takahashi.

- Third Place Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. AJ Styles (Tanahashi wins)
- G-1 Climax Finals: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kazuchika Okada (Nakamura wins)

Robert Pandola’s prediction for the G-1 Climax:

A Block
* Shinsuke Nakamura (7-3) 14 points
* Hiroshi Tanahashi (7-3) 14 points
* Bad Luck Fale (6-4) 12 points
* Doc Gallows (6-4) 12 points
* Katsuyori Shibata (6-4) 12 points
* Yuji Nagata (6-4) 12 points
* Tomoaki Honma (5-5) 10 points
* Tomohiro Ishii (5-5) 10 points
* Shelton “X” Benjamin (4-6) 8 points
* Davey Boy Smith Jr. (3-7) 6 points
* Satoshi Kojima (2-8) 4 points

- Nakamura wins 1st place in A Block via a tiebreaker win over Tanahashi. Tanahashi wins 2nd place in A Block.

B Block
* Kazuchika Okada (9-1) 18 points
* AJ Styles (7-3) 14 points
* Hirooki Goto (6-4) 12 points
* Karl Anderson (6-4) 12 points
* Tetsuya Naito (6-4) 12 points
* Togi Makabe (6-4) 12 points
* Minoru Suzuki (5-5) 10 points
* Lance Archer (4-6) 8 points
* Toru Yano (4-6) 8 points
* Yujiro Takahashi (4-6) 8 points
* Hiroyoshi Tenzan (2-8) 4 points

- Okada wins 1st place in B Block. Styles wins 2nd place in B Block.

- Third Place Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. AJ Styles (Tanahashi wins)
- G-1 Climax Finals: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kazuchika Okada (Nakamura wins)

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40 oz Friday WWE Battleground Preview Show

Welcome everyone to this weeks episode of 40 oz Friday in which we recap the week in wrestling, and set you up for Sunday’s WWE Battleground, live on the WWE Network.

  • Ken opens up the show with a message to the “IBC”, Internet Beer Community, the hop head snobs who go out of their way and make it a point to know they don’t approve of the beer you’re drinking. CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE LINK
  • We respond to the Kyle Johnson situation, and why he says he’s done after Wrestlemania 31, and not sooner!
  • Ken gets on his weekly soap box and gives you the answer as to how he’s figured out why the younger crop of fans are anti-PG and missing the Attitude Era, an Era in which most of them weren’t alive for (or for the most part just a young young young child) CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE LINK
  • We end the show with all of our WWE Battleground predictions? Does Cena retain? What about the Usos? Is this when Lesnar comes back? What’s Plan B? Plan C? Is there a Plan D? Listen to find out!
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The MMA Report Post Fight Show: UFC Fight Night 46 Edition

UFC Fight Night 46 took place on Saturday in Dublin, Ireland and was headlined by Conor McGregor defeating Diego Brandao by TKO in the first round. TheMMAReport.com writers Jason Floyd and Daniel Galvan recap the fight card, along with recapping last night’s Legacy FC 33.

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UFC Fight Night 46 Recap: Conor McGregor stops Diego Brandao in first round

UFC Fight Night 46 took place on Saturday at the O2 in Dublin, Ireland and was headlined by Conor McGregor stopping Diego Brandao in the first round as he won by TKO.

The fight started off with a fast pace and Brandao attempted to get the fight to the ground. McGregor would defend the attempt and the fighters clinched against the fence.

They would end up going to the ground and McGregor would have top position. He would get out of the guard of Brandao and threw strikes while standing over him. Brandao would search for the leg of McGregor but he would not be able to get the submission.

After a brief period of striking, McGregor would land a combination that would put Brandao back on the mat and would finish the fight with strikes on the ground. McGregor (15-2) is now 3-0 in the UFC and this is his 13th career win by TKO/KO.

Nelson remains undefeated, earns 9th submission victory
The co-main event of the fight card was a welterweight bout and Gunnar Nelson remained undefeated as he submitted Zak Cummings in the second round.

There was an extended feeling out process between the fighters and Cummings ending up looking to take the fight to the ground against the fence. Nelson would defend the attempt and they went back to a striking contest in the middle of the cage. They would continue to battle on the feet for the remainder of the round and Cummings would land eight more strikes in the round. As the second round opened, Cummings would close the distance and clinch with Nelson.

At the three minute mark of the round, Nelson would land a sharp right but he would be unable to follow it up. Cummings would catch a kick of Nelson, but Nelson would take the fight to the mat and looked for a rear-naked choke. He would soften up Cummings with strikes before locking in the submission and Cummings would tap out.

Nelson (13-0-1) is now 4-0 in the UFC and this is his ninth career win to come by submission. Three of his four wins in the UFC have come by submission and two of those have come by rear-naked choke.

McCall scores decision over Pickett
In a battle of top ten UFC flyweight contenders, Ian McCall scored his second win in the UFC as he defeated Brad Pickett by unanimous decision.

The fighters opened the fight with a feeling out process of around one minute and would clinch against the fence. While in the clinch, Pickett would land an illegal knee to the groin and the fight was stopped momentarily. After the fight was restarted, they would end up back in the clinch and Pickett would end up breaking away. They would battle on the feet for the remainder of the round and McCall would land 21 more total strikes in the round.

At the start of the second, McCall was able to use the aggressiveness of Pickett to score a takedown. However, Pickett would get up but once again, McCall would take the fight to the ground. He would have the half guard position but once again, Pickett would work his way back to his feet. They continued to battle on the feet and Pickett looked for a takedown at the end of the round, but McCall would stop the attempt and the fight moved into the third round.

Pickett looked to take the fight to the ground at the two minute mark of the final round and would be unsuccessful in his attempt. They would continue to strike and McCall would get the fight to the ground with ninety seconds left in the fight. The fight would remain on the ground until the final bell and McCall (13-4-1) would win by unanimous decision. He is now 2-2-1 in the UFC and all of his fights in the promotion have gone the distance.

Parke remains unbeaten in UFC with second round victory
In the opening bout of the main card, Norman Parke scored his first stoppage victory in the UFC as he defeated Naoyuki Kotani by TKO in the second round.

As the fight opened, Parke was able to take control of the age and Kotani looked to take the fight to the ground. Parke would be able to defend the attempt and they would exchange strikes before clinching against the fence. Parke would land a short elbow as he backed out of the clinch and the fight moved back to the center of the cage. Once again, Kotani would look to take the fight to the ground and Parke would stop the attempt.

They would continue to battle on the feet before a failed takedown attempt by Kotani gave Parke control on the ground. Parke would land several significant short strikes as the round concluded and the fight moved into the second round. Parke continued to be the aggressor at the beginning of the second round and would end up taking the fight to the ground at the one minute mark of the round. Parke landed short elbows in the side control position but Kotani would go for a leg lock. Parke would immediately escaped and they got into the clinch position against the fence.

Once again, Parke would take the fight to the ground and land multiple strikes. Referee Marc Goodard would end up coming in to stop the fight when Kotani was not defending himself. Parke (20-2-1) is now 4-0-1 in the UFC and this is his first TKO victory since 2012.

The complete UFC Fight Night 46 results are below.

Main Card: (Fight Pass)
Conor McGregor def. Diego Brandao via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:05
Gunnar Nelson def. Zak Cummings via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:48
Ian McCall def. Brad Pickett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30, 27, 29-28)
Norman Parke def. Naoyuki Kotani via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:41

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass)
Ilir Latifi def. Chris Dempsey via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:07
Neil Seery def. Phil Harris via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cathal Pendred def. Mike King via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:33
Trevor Smith def. Tor Troeng via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nikita Krylov def. Cody Donovan via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:57
Paddy Holohan def. Josh Sampo via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:06

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A Message to the IBC (Internet Beer Community)

It was just yesterday when I met up Ghetto Dan for a beer, so we went to a local dive that we enjoy for their service and food, The Madison Club Bar, and I had a total of 4 (four) beers, all of which were Michelob Amberbocks. Here are some of the results I got:

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Now I don’t know these people in real life. They just added me on Untappd.  So I have no obligation to them.  This is what you expect if you drink a beer that they don’t approve of, which is basically any beer that’s made by Anheuser Busch, Miller-Coors, or any other Macro. They feel that if you support in any function the big named macros, that it actually hurts the microbrewing companies. Here is the business scenario: I go to a bar. My microbeer choices were the following: Fat Tire. I’m not going to lie, I’ve grown a bit tired of Fat Tire. I drank it so much, and was easily able to get it in Michigan when it wasn’t distributed here. The bartender said it was $1.75 pints of Michelob Amberbock, and that was the end of that.

So I drank some Amberbocks. If you don’t like it, just unfollow. You don’t need to make a snarky comment. You’re not better than anyone because you only drink organic gluten free beer from companies who only use hybrid eco friendly brewing system. I’ll drink my beer, you’ll drink your beer. Want to ask why I chose it? Great. Want to give your opinion on it? Great. Don’t get all ‘high and mighty’ though, and judge me for what I drink. Amberbock is one of the 380 Different Beers that I’ve tried on my Untappd account.

So don’t worry, be HOPPY, and sometimes drinking a beer ‘below your standards’, allows you to realize how good some of the better beer you drink are.

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Independent Roundtable – July 18th, 2014

Hosts: Jason Namako (@Jason_Namako); Nicholas Gray (@DaBoyzNDaBak)
Email the show: jason@wrestleview.com

On this week’s Independent Roundtable, Jason & Nick talk about the following:

* Reviews of the 7/3 & 7/10 WWE NXT
* Why the everything concerning the women in WWE & NXT has been rushed since Wrestlemania 30
* More ranting of how bad Tyson Kidd is on promos
* Why there still is promise with Justin Gabriel
* Discussion of the first two nights of the 2014 PWG Battle of Los Angeles
* Nick loses it over promos by the Juicy Product asking women wrestlers to predict who wins between them & the Young Bucks at Beyond Wrestling’s Americanrana ’14 on July 27th (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheJuicex8)
* News & results from the last week
* Previews of this weekend’s shows from ROH, AAW, CHIKARA, SMASH Wrestling, On Point Wrestling and Day 1 of the 2014 New Japan G-1 Climax tournament

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Soul Luminous Radio – Chris Koch – July 17th, 2014

Hosts: Michelle Rober (@RoberLeap); John Masiulionis (@JohnMasiulionis)

In this week’s episode of Soul Luminous Radio, Michelle and John share the studios with Chris Koch, an adventurer, explorer, athlete, farmer and inspirational speaker who beckons us to live life, have fun and set the bar high, no matter what. Chris Koch is the shining spirit who shows us exactly how to do this, despite all perceived challenges, obstacles and “tragedies” by the way he lives his own life. Chris was born with no arms, no legs and apparently, no limits. His mission is to live life to the fullest AND to inspire others to do the same. Chris often says, “I am more afraid of regret than I am of failure” and encourages us by example not to cheat ourselves of opportunities simply because we are afraid.

Follow Chris on Twitter at @IHopJRWalks

Visit Chris’s official website at http://www.ifican.ca/

Like Chris on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chris.koch.503/

Visit Soul Luminous: http://www.soul-luminous.com

You can e-mail Michelle at info@soulluminous.com

Subscribe to the show on iTunes

Follow Soul Luminous on Twitter @SoulLuminous

E-mail the show at soulluminousradio@yahoo.com

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The Last Round – Episode 39

Welcome to The Last Round, a weekly episodic podcast where we talk anything and everything. This week we kick the show off with a bang and talk about what everyone has been talking about, LeBron. We talk about what LeBron’s decision to go back to Cleveland means for the city, the NBA and how the rest of free agency took fold.

We then go into our top 5 topic discussing the top 5 statue collectibles we want to own. We went through all our statue picks, and will share the links for them on our Facebook page on Thursday or Friday.

Last but not least we talk about WWE Battleground and end the show talking about Mead. Mead is a great thing to talk about.

Next week our top 5 list will be Top 5 comic universes you would want to live in. IE Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, etc.

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Pulse!n Episode 97 – Round Four… FIGHT!

News

Square shows off Final Fantasy Explorers in latest Nintendo Direct
Sony, Microsoft mulling Early Access for games

Fighting Game News Explosion!

Tekken 7 is Coming
Raiden revealed as the newest to the MKX cast
Maya coming to Killer Instinct Season 2
Sting announced as pre-order bonus in WWE2K15
Captain Falcon joins Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem Awakening as the newest Smash characters

After 75 Years, Archie is coming to an end

What The… Moment of the Week

Man burns down house trying to kill spider with a homemade flamethrower

The Rapid Pulse

GTA V’s PC Release Date is 11/14
Marvel: Agent’s of Shield announced their new seasons starts on 9/22
Windows 8.1 has rolled out to all Nokia Lumia devices! Grab your update!
Blizzard unveiled the updated Draenai model for Warlords of Draenor

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial is… Radio Influence

Geek Culture Segment

The SuperCON Experience Part II w/ Leva Bates: Leva discusses her time at SuperCON, her participation in Florida Super Championship Wrestling, all the panels FSCW did, meeting Austin St. John and Jason Mamoa. She answered some fan questions as well as talked about her own video podcast that she does along side Mike Ponton, The Geek Soapbox, and so much more! It’s a can’t miss interview!

Fan Questions
Dusty Shull @TheEWZine – What do you think of ShuperCousin designs?
Josh Smith – How does cosplaying and your love for comics influence your wrestling style?
@NEILinATL – What has been your favorite cosplay to wrestle in?
Kaleb McCullough – What was your favorite comic as a kid and have your tastes changed as you grew up?
CJ Bowman (@RadioInfluence) – Do you play fighting games and if so, what’s your favorite?

Check out Leva at the following places!

The Geek Soapbox: https://www.youtube.com/user/mlponton
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leva-Bates-official-fb-page/126238500731016
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlingleva

Plug of the Week

Taylor Davis – She is a YouTube violinist who just released a new album – The Anime and Game Collection – which covers your favorite game and anime themes! You can order the album for $10 over at http://www.taylordavisviolin.com or pick it up off of iTunes!

Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ViolinTay
Official FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/TaylorDavisViolin
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/ViolinTay

Song of the Week

“Shot in the Dark” by Within Temptation

Length: 119:47

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