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Wrestle Buddies

Wrestle Buddies exists on the corner of professional wrestling and friendship, as GameSpot's wrestling nerds Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner dig into the best, worst, and weirdest aspects of sports entertainment. From classic storylines to bizarre matches, we're going to talk about it all with each other and some Wrestle Buddies we meet along the way, including fellow superfans and pro wrestlers.

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The Best (And Worst) WWE Wrestles To Crossover To Movies

From The Rock and John Cena to Hulk Hogan and Jesse "The Body" Ventura, many pro wrestlers have attempted to transition to movies. Unfortunately, it hasn't exactly worked out for most of them. Let's take a look at the best and worst of the bunch!Follow Wrestle Buddies:http://www.twitter.com/wrestlebuddiesFollow Chris:http://www.twitter.com/chrishaynerFollow Mat:http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

10 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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WWE's Best Worst Merchandise Ever

This week, we have a bit of fun with the weirdest and worst WWE merchandise of all time. From the truly strange Daniel Bryan's beard hat to a John Cena nutcracker that, honestly, looks like the kind of thing that haunts your dreams, we cover it all. We also want to buy most of it.Follow Wrestle Buddies:http://www.twitter.com/wrestlebuddiesFollow Chris:http://www.twitter.com/chrishaynerFollow Mat:http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

3 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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AEW's Cody Rhodes Is The American Dream (With Cody Rhodes)

This week, AEW executive vice president and star Cody Rhodes joins us to preview his match against Anthony Ogogo at Double or Nothing. We also talk about going on the road again, resurrecting the moniker "American Dream," his proudest achievements in wrestling, and becoming a dad. AEW Double or Nothing airs live on Pay-Per-View Sunday, May 25.Follow Cody Rhodes:http://www.twitter.com/codyrhodesFollow Wrestle Buddies:http://www.twitter.com/wrestlebuddiesFollow Chris:http://www.twitter.com/chrishaynerFollow Mat:http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

27 May 2021

Rank #3

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We Bought Hulk Hogan's Ultimate Grill

In 2006, questionable decision-maker and former mall pasta kiosk magnate Hulk Hogan released his knock-off George Foreman grill. In 2021, we bought one. This is our story.Follow Wrestle Buddies:http://www.twitter.com/wrestlebuddiesFollow Chris:http://www.twitter.com/chrishaynerFollow Mat:http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

20 May 2021

Rank #4

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WWE Wrestlemania Backlash 2021 Predictions

Strap in, we have Wrestlemania Backlash predictions--as does Predictionbot 3000, for some reason. Can Cesaro beat Roman Reigns? We sure hope so!Follow Wrestle Buddies:http://www.twitter.com/wrestlebuddiesFollow Chris:http://www.twitter.com/chrishaynerFollow Mat:http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27mins

14 May 2021

Rank #5

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It's A Celebration! (With TVLine's Keisha Hatchett And GameSpot's Michael Rougeau)

This week, we celebrate one year of the podcast with returning Wrestle Buddy Keisha Hatchett, a bunch of memories, a special Gangrel Watch, and one very bizarre promo. TVLine's Keisha Hatchett (the third Wrestle Buddy) returns, and GameSpot's Michael Rougeau stops by for a very special Wresatlepiece Theatre!Follow Keisha Hatchetthttps://twitter.com/KeishamazeFollow Michael Rougeauhttps://twitter.com/rouguecheddarFollow Wrestle Buddies:http://www.twitter.com/wrestlebuddiesFollow Chris:http://www.twitter.com/chrishaynerFollow Mat:http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

13 May 2021

Rank #6

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Mini: A Very Serious Debate About Cody Rhodes' Finisher

You've already heard about our favorite and least favorite finishing moves. Now hear what got cut--Mat and Chris arguing about whether the Crossrhodes is a good move and if it's actually just Bryan Wyatt's Sister Abigail.Follow Wrestle Buddies:http://www.twitter.com/wrestlebuddiesFollow Chris:http://www.twitter.com/chrishaynerFollow Mat:http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17mins

10 May 2021

Rank #7

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The Rise And Fall Of WWE's Hornswoggle McMahon

Here it is, our 52nd regular episode! That's a full year of Wrestle Buddies nonsense and we aren't slowing down anytime soon. This week, we look back on the truly bizarre WWE storyline in which Vince McMahon had an illegitimate child--and it was a leprechaun. Also, Mat and Chris go through their favorite (and least favorite) finishing moves in wrestling. Get ready to hear some serious hate for The Worm.Follow Wrestle Buddies:http://www.twitter.com/wrestlebuddiesFollow Chris:http://www.twitter.com/chrishaynerFollow Mat:http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

6 May 2021

Rank #8

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Interview: AEW's Jake Hager Of The Inner Circle

Surprise! Instead of a full-on episode this week, we have an interview with AEW star and Inner Circle tough guy Jake Hager. Jake and Chris talk about the upcoming Blood And Guts match between The Pinnacle and the Inner Circle, plus his AEW career thus far, returning to MMA, the artistry of pro wrestling, and so much more. Enjoy! AEW's Blood And Guts airs Wednesday, May 5, on TNT.Follow Jake Hager:https://twitter.com/realjakehagerFollow Wrestle Buddies:http://www.twitter.com/wrestlebuddiesFollow Chris:http://www.twitter.com/chrishaynerFollow Mat:http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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WWE's Latest Releases And WCW's Bad Mortal Kombat Ripoff

This week, we look at the talent released by WWE last week, where we think they might go next, and gush about Bo Dallas quite a bit. Then, to celebrate the release of the new Mortal Kombat movie, we look back on the time WCW ripped off Mortal Kombat. Glacier was like if Sub-Zero was a bad wrestler that superkicked everyone.Follow Wrestle Buddies:http://www.twitter.com/wrestlebuddiesFollow Chris:http://www.twitter.com/chrishaynerFollow Mat:http://www.twitter.com/immatelfring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

22 Apr 2021

Rank #10