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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 Lindsey Kelk make sense of the chaos that is the world of sports-entertainment. Whether it's the latest headlines, a cultural analysis of an… read more

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Ep. 317: The Usos

October 1st, 2022


Extreme Rules looks extremely entertaining this year, so let’s channel that excitement into a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

You want a strap …

Ep. 316: Two and a half champs

September 24th, 2022


A Grand Slam, a secret bunny and a bunch of new champions. It’s the kind of combination you can only get in wrestling! And we’re all too happy to walk you through it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

AEW set …

Ep. 315: NXT re-reboot

September 17th, 2022


After such a chaotic week, it’s nice to get back to the part of wrestling we love: the wrestling! That’s the love we share with you on a brand new …

Ep. 314: Clash at the Castle + CM Punk

September 10th, 2022


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What an emotional …

Ep. 313: Sami Zayn - Friend Forever

September 3rd, 2022


Do a little dance! Get ready for a massive wrestling weekend with a brand new Tights and Fights!

The stage is set for Clash at the Castle. RAW and Smackdown have been a lot of fun the last few weeks. But in one of the …

Ep. 312: Bayley the Role Model

August 27th, 2022


DING DONG! Backstage drama and title controversy abound! Time to talk about it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights.

As more and more reports come out about AEW’s messy life behind the scenes of fights and talent …

Ep. 311: WrestleMania preview

August 20th, 2022


So much great wrestling, so little time! We’re getting tons of shows to look forward to almost every day of the week. Something for everyone, you …

Ep. 310: These are YOUR Main Events

August 13th, 2022


Blood is disgusting! We watched half of AEW through clenched eyes! But there’s also plenty of things we DID love on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

CM Punk, Dexter Lumis and Karrion Kross all returned to …

Ep. 309: Summerslam 2022

August 6th, 2022


It was the biggest party of the Summer and Vince McMahon wasn’t invited! Let’s talk about Summerslam and RAW on a brand new Tights and Fights.

Triple H made his presence felt in the first night on RAW, allowing Becky …

Ep. 308: Life after Vince

July 30th, 2022


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This is it. The big one. The story we never thought we’d cover so soon: Vince …

Ep. 307: Larry Steve (and Alexa Bliss)

July 23rd, 2022


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Ep. 308: Just one ball

July 16th, 2022


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It’s time …

Ep. 307: Money in the Bank 2022

July 9th, 2022


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Money in the Bank brought with it some great matches and moments that we can’t …

Ep. 306: Halfway through 2022

July 2nd, 2022


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Can you …

Ep. 305: No Chance

June 25th, 2022


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It’s the most cursed Summer of wrestling, but let’s try to brave it together on …

Ep. 304: Tea, trauma and tragedy

June 18th, 2022


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What a massive week of news. And we’ll do our best to sift through it all on a …

Ep. 303: Injury Season

June 11th, 2022


There’s so much that’s happened across every wrestling show. We’re happy to guide you along on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

Hell in a Cell was a generally well received PPV, and not just for the banger of a …

Ep. 302: Better than You

June 4th, 2022


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Maxwell Jacob Friedman and his contract drama has taken the world by storm. Is …

Ep. 301: Butts and Cats Club

May 28th, 2022


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We’re just a few days away from AEW’s Double or Nothing show, but there are …

Ep. 300: Spotlight on the Boss

May 21st, 2022


It’s the 300th episode of Tights and Fights! And we had a chaotic week of wrestling news to celebrate!

Stephanie McMahon has taken a leave of absence from WWE. While she hasn’t been on TV as much these, days her duties …

Ep. 299: Pizza and Buffet

May 14th, 2022


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We’ve got so much wrestling news to catch up on this week on Tights and Fights!

Ep. 298: Tights and Dice - A TTRPG adventure

May 6th, 2022


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Ep. 297: Wrestling Celebrities ft. RJ City

April 29th, 2022


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Ep. 296: Charlotte Flair

April 23rd, 2022


Whether you’re a tall blonde queen or a short and pissy brunette, this episode of Tights and Fights is for you!

AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling have at last confirmed their upcoming joint show “Forbidden Door.” There’s …

Ep. 295: The Debut Review

April 16th, 2022


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Turn out the lights and get your spotlight ready, it’s time for your debut on a brand …

Ep. 294: WrestleMania 38

April 9th, 2022


It’s our annual retrospective on Night 1 and Night 2 of Ice Cream Christmas (or WrestleMania for the uninitiated) a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

There were a lot of really good title matches, but none greater …

Ep. 293: King of Kings, Show of Shows

April 2nd, 2022


Can you feel it? It’s the final hours before WrestleMania weekend and we’re ready to celebrate on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

Even as we get closer to the biggest show of the year, matches continue to be …

Ep. 292: Baddest of the bad

March 26th, 2022


The beacon of WrestleMania is within sight on a brand new Tights and Fights!

Where do we even begin with the biggest show of the year? Against all …

Ep. 291: Don’t call it a comeback

March 19th, 2022


Don’t call it a comeback, but we’re back with a brand new Tights and Fights!

But first we have to acknowledge a major loss in wrestling: Whether you knew him as Scott Hall or Razor Ramon, he was a fixture of wrestling …

Ep. 290: AEW Revolution with Dan Sinker

March 12th, 2022


Spin around and keep your bodily fluids in tact on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

Dan Sinker joined us just weeks after AEW Revolution in …

Ep. 289: Knockouts World Champion Mickey James

March 5th, 2022


Time to celebrate some Hardcore Country on a new episode of Tights and Fights!

Mickey James is the Impact Wrestling Knockouts World Champion. She’s also known for her extensive career in WWE where she is also a …

Ep. 288: AEW’s “Who We Are” with Josiah Williams

February 26th, 2022


It’s a new week and we brought the flow on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

Josiah Williams is the voice and creative force behind the rap project “Wrestle and Flow.” After years of it mainly being a personal …

Ep. 287: A very merry Lindsmitless

February 19th, 2022


We’re talking all about the star who arrived, left and may return once more on Tights and Fights!

But lest we forget: This was a fantastic week for televised women’s wrestling! Naomi reintroduced herself to the world in …

Ep. 286: Hindenburg

February 12th, 2022


Grab your Little Ceaser’s pizza of choice! Big Boi Season is back on a brand new Tights and Fights!

Keith Lee is finally back on TV with AEW! And as excited as we are to see the Limitless One, did Tony Khan bungle the …

Ep. 285: The 2022 Royal Rumble

February 5th, 2022


In 3…2…1…!!!! It’s a NEW episode of Tights and Fights!

A lot of lows, but there were plenty of things on the show to be excited about even though we’re not thrilled with Ronda and Brock as our winners. There’s still …

Ep. 284: The Women of the Rumble

January 29th, 2022


It’s the home stretch before the Royal Rumble! And that means it’s our final chance to speculate wildly on a NEW episode of Tights and Fights!

We’re …

Ep. 283: The Padding-verse

January 22nd, 2022


We’re a week out from the Royal Rumble! Time to break it all down on NEW episode of Tights and Fights!

There were a couple of big stories that …

Ep. 282: Forbidden Cat Flap

January 15th, 2022


We’re on the road to the road to WrestleMania!

Danielle and Lindsey return to speculate about the women’s Royal Rumble. Tons of returns were …

Ep. 281: Fragile billionaire

January 8th, 2022


It’s the first week of wrestling of 2022! Time to dive back into the craziness on a brand new Tights and Fights!

WWE’s Day 1 PPV was thrown for a loop when Roman Reigns announced he’d tested positive for COVID-19. The …

Ep. 280: Superplexatives

January 1st, 2022


It’s officially the end of 2021. And as we hope and pray that this dumpster fire gets a little less chaotic, we’re going to look back on the year of wrestling. 

And perhaps most importantly, we’re handing out our first …

Ep. 279: Ring Side Story

December 25th, 2021


As we prepare for another broadway adaptation to release in theaters with Spielberg’s West Side Story, we can’t help but think how much better it …

Ep. 278: Austin Creed

December 18th, 2021


This week, we’re so excited to welcome Austin Creed onto Tights and Fights. Wrestling fans know him as Xavier Woods. He’s part of one of WWE’s greatest teams of all time: The New Day. Now he’s King of the Ring. He’ll …

Ep. 277: Johnny Gargano-TakeOver-Wrestling

December 11th, 2021


Wrestling always feels like a weird subject this time of year. But after we discuss some of our favorite Christmas specials, we’ll talk about NXT: War Games!

Overall, it was a fine show… but we just can’t help but mourn …

Ep. 276: Seth Beastly Drop-King Rollins

December 4th, 2021


The year is winding down, but there’s still so much wrestling to catch up on. We’ll get to everything we loved on a brand new Tights and Fights!

But first: Lindsey Kelk is back and better than ever!

She shares tales of …

Ep. 275: The 2021 Thankful Episode

November 26th, 2021


Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re rejecting the pilgrim motif and instead focusing on what we’re thankful for after another year has gone by… after we talk …

Ep. 274: Full Gear, Full Beer

November 20th, 2021


Grab your letterman’s jackets and dancing shoes, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

There was another late-breaking case of “budget cuts” from the WWE this week. This included the faction Hit Row just weeks …

Ep. 273: Kevin Owens - Prize Fighter

November 13th, 2021


Tape up your fists and play that guitar, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

WWE just let another group of wrestlers go, including some who are no doubt going to be stars wherever they land. We’ll take a guess …

Ep. 272: SummerSlam 1992

November 6th, 2021


This episode is an edited version of the show that was recorded LIVE as part of the London Podcast Festival!

Summerslam 1992 represents a strange era of WWE. Business was down in the states, but live tours were doing …

Ep. 271: Royal Concussion Protocol

October 30th, 2021


Break out the ice-cold corn dogs, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

We’ve been a little pessimistic about NXT 2.0, but we did get to see …

Ep. 270: Ring Tones for the Block Party

October 23rd, 2021


It’s the second week of the Max Fun Block Party, so let’s kick out the jams on a brand new Tights and Fights!

As we welcome new listeners, we feel it necessary to explain some of the TnF lexicon. What’s Ice Cream …

Ep. 269: Wrestling 101

October 16th, 2021


Sharpen your pencils, take notes because there will be a test after this  brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

As part of the Max Fun Block Party, we’re proud to present our Wrestling 101 special! This is the episode …

Ep. 268.5: Wrestling manners with Shmanners

October 14th, 2021


As part of the Max Fun Block Party, this week’s episode is a special crossover episode with "Shmanners" all about the etiquette of WRESTLING, for attendees and professionals alike! Enjoy and be sure to share with a …

Ep. 268: Wrestling is Women's Work

October 9th, 2021


Check your draft card, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

There’s going to be plenty of new faces on RAW and SmackDown. The women’s champions are now on each others’ brands which we imagine will make for some …

Ep. 267: Air Frying Tater Tots

October 2nd, 2021


After a week off from wrestling we’ve got a lot to catch up on a brand new Tights and Fights

Bryan Danielson is already a force to be reckoned with on AEW! He took on Kenny Omega in a match that was so good that we …

Ep. 266: The SummerSlam 1992 Watch-along

September 25th, 2021


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Ep. 265: Do it Big

September 18th, 2021


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Ep. 264: All Out Discourse

September 11th, 2021


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Ep. 263: Viva Las Wrestling

September 4th, 2021


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Ep. 262: SummerSlam of Punk

August 28th, 2021


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Ep. 261: One More Match

August 21st, 2021


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Ep. 260: Goo-Goo-Ga-Gargano

August 14th, 2021


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Ep. 259: The Yes Movement. A MONSTAH!

August 7th, 2021


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Ep. 258: Tiny Tank Broke Boy

July 31st, 2021


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Ep. 257: Big MonEy in the Bank

July 24th, 2021


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Ep. 256: Come on and Jam

July 17th, 2021


For better or worse (but probably for worse), wrestling is about to get much more crowded than it’s been for over a year.

We’ve already seen it in All …

Ep. 255: RAW is Muppets

July 10th, 2021


Wakka Wakka! It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

Muppets expert and host of the “Kermitment” podcast Matthew Gaydos joins us to break down all the biggest news in wrestling. He initially treated WWE’s empty …

Ep. 254: The Pipe Bomb’s 10th anniversary

July 3rd, 2021


Do we have everybody’s attention now? It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

Before we can even get into wrestling, Danielle can’t wait to tell you more about the brand new film F9 starring the one and only John …

Ep. 253: McIntyred of empty arenas

June 26th, 2021


Talk less, Claymore, cuz we’re a three man baaaaaaaaand on Tights and Fights!

We had what ended up being a weeklong journey through hell and back. …

Ep. 252: JOE! JOE! JOE!

June 19th, 2021


JOE! JOE! JOE! JOE! It's a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

We’ve got just a few days to relax between WWE PPV weekends. NXT TakeOver: In Your House was a fina show by most counts, but it didn’t reach the lofty …

Ep. 251: All Regal-ite Wrestling

June 12th, 2021


Straighten up your tie and remember you were born naughty, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

Mat Ricardo is a variety performer based in …

Ep. 250: The WWE Films situation w/ Daron Jackson

June 5th, 2021


The news has been insane this week, so let’s get some first hand information on at least some of it on a brand new Tights and Fights!

Daron Jackson is a production attorney for WWE Films. Or at least he was up until a …

Ep. 249: Surrender the Sword

May 29th, 2021


We had a break and a breather and back with a NEWWWWW Tights and Fights!

What better way to bring us back than Hal geeking out about the love that the 76ers got from all the wrestlers this past week? But that’s not the …

Ep. 248: We’re live pal!

May 22nd, 2021


In celebration of the Max Fun Drive, we recorded an episode LIVE for our Facebook group. 

We asked you all for Main Event ideas for our regular …

Ep. 247: You can always come home

May 14th, 2021


It’s the Max Fun Drive finale! Let’s celebrate with a brand newwwww Tights and Fights!

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Ep. 246: Blood red, Hollar mean

May 8th, 2021


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Ep. 245: From Stan to Pam

May 2nd, 2021


Ditch that side ponytail and pop a tbe buddy, it’s a new episode of Tights and Fights! Listen up for some of the great gifts you’re going to get when you support Tights and Fights during the Max Fun Drive!

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Ep. 244: Wrestling Comfort Food

April 24th, 2021


Grab a snack and save room for a ton of meat in your sandwich, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

If you thought last week was the end of WWE firing people, boy are you in for a shock: Mark Carrano, one of …

Ep. 243: Fire Fest 2021

April 17th, 2021


Feel the Glow, it’s time for the show! A new Tights and Fights!

This week became a major bummer as WWE announced a new spate of people getting fired. While some of those names were understandable in that it seemed like …

Ep. 242: WrestleMania 37

April 13th, 2021


It will be a Tights and Fights forever etched in history!

We’ve watched two full nights of WrestleMania and we’re rarin’ to talk about it all! 

Of …

Ep. 241: NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver

April 10th, 2021


Yo-ho, Yo-ho, a Tights and Fights life for me!

We’ve got two great nights of wrestling to cover from NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver to get through. New champions were crowned, exciting new directions were promised and …

Ep. 240: Punjabi Pencil Prison

April 3rd, 2021


It’s a brand new (off week) episode of Tights and Fights! We’re forsaking the news to focus our attention on the newest and tallest WWE Hall of Famer: The Great Khali. No, this isn’t a rib!

The Main Event

Khali was …

Ep. 239: Three Dudes attitudes

March 27th, 2021


It’s life in the FastLane with a new episode of Tights and Fights!

Hopefully, we’re officially done with PPVs before WrestleMania. We got a bunch of …

Ep. 238: Stop the bleeding

March 20th, 2021


Let’s enjoy life in the fast lane before an orange racist ruins WrestleMania! It’s a brand new Tights and Fights!

This Sunday is the last live show on the WWE Network before the service moves over to the Peacock …

Ep. 237: All Elite Sparklers

March 13th, 2021


Set the sparklers off! It’s time to over promise and under deliver on Tights and Fights!

AEW’s Revolution PPV was capped off with a major Exploding …

Ep. 236: Serving two kayfabes

March 6th, 2021


Check the beltflation levels, tighten up the chamber doors and get yourself some new pants, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

In the time that Hal has been off the show, The Miz won and lost the WWE …

Ep. 235: Fist right up the bum

February 27th, 2021


There weren’t quite 36 chambers, but there were two of them! And we’re talking all about them on a brand new Tights and Fights!

Sure there were some decent, if tepid, matches on the show, but you know whatwe didn’t see …

Ep. 234: WrestleMania SS COVID

February 20th, 2021


A belated happy Vengeance Day to all! It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

The latest NXT TakeOver certainly delivered the goods as we prepare for the brand’s WrestleMania weekend plans. For starters, we have …

Ep. 233: A Hole Vibe

February 13th, 2021


Protect ya hole! It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

Hal was absent last week, so we’re FINALLY gonna get his thoughts on the Royal Rumble …

Ep. 232: Happy with and Asterisk

February 6th, 2021


The Royalest Rumbles that ever Rumbled! It’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!

Bianca Belair and Edge both went the distance and won their respective over-the-top-rope contests this past Sunday! But who will they …

Ep. 231: Proud as a Gobbledy Gooker

January 30th, 2021


The Network is dead, long live the Network! It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights!

We’re always a week behind Smackdown, but my goodness what a show it’s become. Cesaro, Bayley, Roman, Sami and Sasha are all shining on …

Ep. 230: A tear… in my eye!

January 23rd, 2021


With a tear… in our eyes! It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights! We’re giving the main roster of WWE some love this week. 

Smackdown’s given us Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Billie Kay, and Bayley’s Ding Dong Hello …

Ep. 229: All Elite Gaming

January 16th, 2021


Pass the controller and keep your mask on for the love of all things holy! It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights!

WWE has been dealt a blow with its …

Ep. 228: RIP Brodie Lee

January 9th, 2021


Welcome to the first Tights and Fights of 2021! Has this year been an immediate improvement of the political strife and international turmoil of last …

Ep. 227: The 2020 Series Finale

December 31st, 2020


You did it! You really really did it! 2020 is finally ending and not a moment too soon. It was the damndest year that any of us experienced and I’m sure we’re all eager or a new beginning.

As usual, wrestling reflected …

Ep. 226: The Christmas Special Special

December 26th, 2020


All is merry and bright (and Tights and Fights!)

In honor of the holiday season, we’re taking a pause from the wrestling chatter to discuss some of …

Ep. 225: Tables, Ladders and Cans

December 19th, 2020


Gimme Tables! Gimme Ladders! Gimme Cans! It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights!

WWE has one last show to put on this Sunday: TLC. We’ll talk about the matches that are on deck that will round out the damndest year of …

Ep. 224: War Games and air guitars

December 12th, 2020


War is hell… and hell.. IS AWESOME! It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights!

We talk about everything we loved from NXT TakeOver: War Games. Io Shirai with a trashcan bomb was a gift to us all, for sure. In fact, so was …

Ep. 223: Wrestling with ambividish

December 5th, 2020


Two Teams, two cages, full heart, clear eyes, can’t lose, a partridge in a pear tree. It’s a new episode of Tights and Fights!

NXT is getting ready …

Ep. 222: NXT Theme Songs w/ James Durbin

November 26th, 2020


Sing that song in your heart and listen to the roar of the crowd, it’s another episode of Tights and Fights!

Musician James Durbin joins us once again! And this time he’s got a new album coming out very soon. And it …

Ep. 221: The Pro Episode

November 21st, 2020


Sharpen your swords and groom your beards, it’s another episode of Tights and Fights

There’s also a lot of title news to get to this week: Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley will once again wrestle for the AEW World …

Ep. 220: The Blackdel test

November 14th, 2020


Saturday was a big day, not just for the political direction of the United States, but also because AEW had the latest edition of their Full Gear …

Ep. 219: The gas leak episode

November 7th, 2020


Boy what a week. It’s one of those times where you look yourself in the mirror and ask “Does anyone even care if wrestling was on TV this week?” Answer: probably not! But let’s claw free from the darkness and talk about …

Ep. 218: Taste the Painbow

October 31st, 2020


Such Hell! Much Havoc! WWE showcased two major events this past week.

Sunday was the latest edition of Hell in a Cell. This year we were lucky enough …

Ep. 217: Wrestling is Musical Theater

October 24th, 2020


Get on your dancin’ shoes and warm up those vocal chords! Hal and Danielle are back to talk about a whole lot of wrestling.

AEW had what may have been …

Ep. 216: The War at Home

October 17th, 2020


This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are all set to talk wars. But before we talk about a war, we have to talk about the draft! 

As RAW and Smackdown switch stars. And perhaps the most significant change is Kofi Kingston …

Ep. 215: A very blue anniversary

October 10th, 2020


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Keep your masks on tight and protect your legs and jaws!

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Ep. 214: Long Live the Chief!

October 3rd, 2020


Take a seat at the table, anywhere you like. But not at the head! Never at the head of the table!

Hal and Danielle are ready to talk about WWE’s Clash of Champions PPV. 

Tons of banger matches, including a top shelf …

Ep. 213: Anoa’i am the one you want

September 26th, 2020


Get your Retribution names sorted and your family tree organized!

Hal, Danielle and Lindsey discuss the debut of Slapjack, Mace and T-Bar from WWE’s masked faction. Those names are just as awkward as they sound, but …

Ep. 212: Christian! At last!

September 19th, 2020


Hal and Lindsey are all too excited to discuss the career of one of the most underrated WWE stars of all time: Christian. He’s been a tag star, a …

Ep. 211: There goes my Miro!

September 12th, 2020


If there’s going to be too much wrestling, there may as well be some exciting parts mixed in. That means new champions like NXT Champion Finn Balor and AEW tag champions FTR. 

Plus Miro (formerly WWE’s Rusev) made his …

Ep. 210: Who let the Big Dog out?

September 5th, 2020


Brush, floss, stock up on your bulk quarantine foods! Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are ready to discuss a whole lot of wrestling.

This includes such hot …

Ep. 209: Summerslam and TakeOver XXX

August 29th, 2020


Glory be! What a quality Summerslam weekend. Danielle and Lindsey help break down a wonderful series of matches including Dominick Mysterio’s debut, …

Ep 208: Cat-proof the Air Conditioner

August 22nd, 2020



Hal and Lindsey are back to discuss the latest Big 4 PPV weekend of the quarantine wrestling saga. We’ve got SummerSlam and TakeOver on the horizon, but how excited are we? Even if WWE plans on …

Ep. 208: Money Plane Commentary w/ Ify Nwadiwe

August 15th, 2020


As part of our Max Fun Drive Celebrations, we decided to give Edge's new film Money Plane another watch, but this time we did it LIVE with the members of The Nation of Conversation!

And as a special bonus, we were joined …

Ep 207: The Golden Lovers w/ John Walsh (Super Eyepatch Wolf)

August 8th, 2020


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Ep 206: RJ City, the real deal holy heel

August 1st, 2020


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Ep 205: Extreme Rules: Six One Eye!

July 25th, 2020


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Ep 204: It’s Called a Money Plane!

July 18th, 2020


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Ep 203: Mailbag!

July 11th, 2020


Hal, Danielle and Lindsey back to answer questions from YOU!

What are our favorite what-ifs from wrestling? What will it mean when Vince McMahon …

Aldi-Lete Wrestling

July 4th, 2020


It's the unusual tag-team of Lindsey and producer Julian Burrell!

In honor of our national holiday of Hamilton streaming on Disney+, we're focused on …

Ep. 201: #SpeakingOut

June 27th, 2020


Unfortunately, this week necessitates another look at Problematic Wrestling Corner. The biggest part of that is the #SpeakingOut campaign that’s …

Ep 200: The 200th episode!

June 20th, 2020


Hal and Lindsey are here on this seminal episode of Tights and Fights! We’ll reminisce just for a bit, but then we’ll get back to what we love: Talking about wrestling!

We had what will go down as a match that was called …

Ep 199: NXT TakeOver & Dagwoodin’

June 13th, 2020


Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are back to discuss NXT TakeOver in your House! It was a show that was full of an angry Finn Balor, a new champion, jumping …

Ep. 198: The Tennessee Loop

June 6th, 2020


Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are back, but wow what a trying week it’s been. The protests over the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have affected people across the world. Wrestling is no exception. 

Dozens of …

Ep 197: Trouble or Nothing

May 30th, 2020


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The charming twosome of Hal and Lindsey have joined forces! The biggest subject? AEW’s Double or …

Ep. 196: Give Kairi Sane an Ocarina

May 23rd, 2020


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Hal, Lindsey and Danielle …

Ep. 195: Mommy in the Bank

May 16th, 2020


Money in the Bank! Mom in the making!

WWE’s first post-Mania PPV was not the biggest news of the week thanks to Becky Lynch’s big announcement: She …

Ep. 194: The joy of prestling

May 9th, 2020


We’ve got us a full house once again! Mike Eagle makes his triumphant return to join Hal, Danielle and Lindsey and he’s got a lot on his mind.

First, …

Ep. 193: Wrestling brain food with Simon Gotch

May 2nd, 2020


Hal and Danielle are joined by Simon Grimm (aka Simon Gotch). He’s perhaps best known for his time in WWE and NXT where he was one half of the Vaudvillains tag team with Aiden English. 

He’ll tell us all about what it’s …

Ep. 192: Colt “Zoom Zoom” Cabana

April 25th, 2020


Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by podcaster and AEW wrestler Colt Cabana. After years as an independent star, he’s now under contract for a …

Ep. 191: Let's get ready to furlough

April 18th, 2020


This was one of the bleakest weeks in wrestling history. WWE announced sweeping layoffs that affected tons of people behind the scenes, including …

Ep. 190: WrestleMania 36

April 11th, 2020


The loneliest WrestleMania in history has officially wrapped up. It was a setting unlike any other in history, with a grand total of zero spectators …

Ep. 189: One bang by land

April 4th, 2020


It’s the final week before WrestleMania! And despite everything, WWE has set up a match that we’re at least cautiously interested in. Without being able to use a live audience, they have leaned on in-ring and pre-taped …

Ep. 188: Nation of Conversation in Isolation

March 28th, 2020


Hal, Lindsey and Danielle are back together… remotely!

But the hits just keep coming for WrestleMania. Roman Reigns has formally dropped out of his …

Ep. 187: EmptyMania

March 21st, 2020


Hal, Lindsey and Danielle are back together… in a manner of speaking. They’re hanging out remotely just like 90% of wrestlers in the world. 

This week we finally got to see what WWE is going to do about WrestleMania in …

Ep. 186: Wrestling From Home

March 14th, 2020


Hal and Lindsey are joined by Dan Sinker from the "Says Who?" podcast to discuss one of those rare instances where the real world actually affected …

Ep. 185: Rap slack and Edge’s career

March 7th, 2020


Hal and Lindsey discuss AEW’s Revolution PPV. The match that undoubtedly stole the show was Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page defending the titles …

Ep. 184: Thank your local Bella

February 29th, 2020


Danielle’s once again in the throes of some real-deal TV work and hasn’t had much time to watch wrestling. But, luckily we’ve got a Lindsey Kelk here to chat things up.

That includes NXT, which is shaping up its road to …

Ep. 183: Nat King Cole Bay-Bay

February 22nd, 2020


Confession time: Danielle has had one helluva busy week with work beyond wrestling. But never fear, she still got to watch NXT TakeOver: Portland! Banger matches, character progression, story advancement… pretty …

Ep. 182: TakeOver: Pirates’ Booty.

February 15th, 2020


The full group of wrassle friends is reunited! Hal, Danielle and Lindsey have tons of good wrestling to discuss after so long apart. Including Shayna …

Ep. 181: The Wrestling Cinematic Universe

February 8th, 2020


Pod Dad Hal Lublin is finally back! And in the absence of Danielle and Lindsey, he’s hanging out with producer Julian Burrell to discuss his …

Ep. 180: NXT TakeOver Worlds Collide & Royal Rumble

February 1st, 2020


It’s the first WWE Big 4 Weekend of the year!

First Lindsey and Danielle break down NXT TakeOver: Worlds Collide. There were plenty of great matches, …

Ep. 179: Hornin' it up

January 25th, 2020


Danielle and Lindsey are ready to breakdown the final shows before WWE’s Royal Rumble show! No matter how we’re feeling about the current WWE product, the Rumble always seems to draw back the audience at large. Why? …

Ep. 178: Wrestling should be FUN w/ Darnell Mitchell

January 18th, 2020


This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Darnell Mitchell. He’s one of the heads behind the Brooklyn-based wrestling promotion Uncanny Attraction. Like any respectable wrestling organization, Uncanny Attraction …

Ep. 177: Wrestling Kingdom 14 w/ James Durbin

January 11th, 2020


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This week, Hal and Lindsey are joined by James Durbin. He’s a known singer, actor and …

Tights and Fights Ep. 176: Full Jellicle

January 4th, 2020


Don’t let that final segment on RAW fool you; there was actually a lot of really great wrestling to end 2019 and kick off 2020! Buddy Murphy and …

Ep. 175: The Rusev Day Special

December 28th, 2019


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Happy Holidays! And there’s no better way to celebrate this special time a year with …

Ep. 174: Slide off your chairs

December 21st, 2019


We’ve made it through one of the last times that significant wrestling events will happen in this decade!

After a hard-fought main-event contest against Shayna Baszler, Rhea Ripley is now the first new NXT women’s …

Ep. 173: Slap that hippo

December 14th, 2019


Grab that spare knee brace, and prepare to have your body parts yeeted!

RAW women’s champion Becky Lynch and AEW’s women’s champion Riho may be in very different places in their career but they both have one thing in …

Ep. 172: Picture-in-picture podcast

December 7th, 2019


Keep your ears front, this podcast will never be enter picture-in-picture mode! It’s been a full week of wrestling and Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are …

Ep. 171: NXT TakeOver: War Games and Survivor Series

November 30th, 2019


What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a whole bunch of wrestling! 

Hal and Lindsey break down the two biggest WWE shows from last …

Ep. 170: Hype Bomb

November 23rd, 2019


It’s the first ever Tights and Fights on SATURDAY!

Join us as we take a look at the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite. In addition to some of the matches like Nick Jackson vs. Fenix and the developing feuds like …

Ep. 169: The cult of a new reality

November 15th, 2019


This week Hal and Danielle have a special announcement: Tights and Fights is officially moving to SATURDAYS!

In order to talk about NXT and AEW in a more timely manner, we’ll be moving our recording and publication days …

Ep. 168: Blue Chew Dobadeedoo

November 7th, 2019


This week: WAR! Now that NXT is going head to head (to head) with RAW and Smackdown at Survivor Series, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey geek out about the first steps towards this new invasion. It’s already led to a lot of …

Ep. 167: Only slightly inappropriate

October 31st, 2019


This week Lindsey and Danielle embrace the last week of wrestling before Blood Money Jewel and its fall out is upon us. Speaking of the Saudi show, news came through prior to our recording that Natalia and Lacey Evans …

Ep. 166: A rabbit hole of WWE history w/ Bill Hanstock

October 24th, 2019


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.

In …

Ep. 165: Everybody’s eatin’ it

October 17th, 2019


Show:  Tights and Fights

This week Danielle, Lindsey and Mike break down tons of Wednesday night’s AEW and NXT.

This week Danielle, Lindsey and Mike take a look at the October 9th editions of AEW Dynamite and NXT.

Ep. 164: Get them nuts w/ Jacquis Neal

October 10th, 2019


This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Jacquis Neal from the Culture Kings podcast.

After months of build up, AEW and NXT are officially live in …

Ep. 163: We keep it in context

October 3rd, 2019


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 …

Ep. 162: Crashing Crowns

September 26th, 2019


This week Hal Danielle and Lindsey take a look at the first week of NXT on USA. Tons of great wrestling got a chance to shine, including Candice LeRae who now has a shot at the NXT women’s title on Oct. 2nd.

Not only …

Ep. 161: Clash of Champions w/ Rachel Millman

September 19th, 2019


This week Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Rachel Millman. She’s one of the founders of the "WrestleSplania" podcast. She’ll explain how her journey into wrestling led to her starting the podcast and how she plans to …

Ep. 160: Wrestling with curiosity w/ RJ City

September 12th, 2019


This week Hal, Danielle, and Lindsey are joined by RJ City. He’s an actor, comedian and wrestling raconteur across the international scene.

RJ is …

Ep. 159: The Fallout from All Out

September 5th, 2019


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. That included the debuts of LAX and …

Ep. 158: The life and career of Chris Jericho w/ Ify Nwadiwe

August 29th, 2019


This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Ify Nwadiwe! He’s the host of the Max Fun podcast Who Shot Ya? and a life-long wrestling fan that never took the PSAs to "Not try this at home" seriously.

Now that AEW’s All Out …

Ep. 157: GLOW season 3 w/ Travis McElroy

August 22nd, 2019


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.

Travis joins us to talk …

TakeOver: Toronto and SummerSlam

August 15th, 2019


This week, Hal Danielle and Lindsey discuss one of the busiest weeks of wrestling in recent memory.

Despite all of the solid wrestling across WWE’s …

Ep. 155: Pro Wrestling: EVE w/ Emily and Dann Read

August 8th, 2019


CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank discussion of sexual assault from 4:57 to 5:57.

This week, Hal Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Emily

Ep. 153: Mike Quackenbush on high-spot pornography and the joy of wrestling.

July 25th, 2019


This week, Hal Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Mike Quackenbush. He’s the head of the Philadelphia-based promotion Chikara. In just a few months, Chikara will be host to the largest pro-wrestling tournament in the …

Ep. 152: The Mike reopens

July 18th, 2019


This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by their long-absent co-host Mike Eagle! Aside from putting on a great television show The New Negroes, where has he been all this time? He’ll explain everything, including why …

Ep. 151: Rob Van Dam on his career, concussions and CBD

July 11th, 2019


This week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Rob Van Dam. Through his 30 year career, he’s been seen in dozens of wrestling promotions and been a champion for just about all of them. He’s perhaps best known for …

Ep. 150: Tights and Fyter Fest

July 4th, 2019


This week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey discuss AEW’s sophomore event, Fyter Fest. While, there was tons of great wrestling and promos throughout the entire show, there was also an unprotected chair-shot to the head Cody …

Ep. 149: Tappin’ Titles w/ Emily Pratt

June 27th, 2019


This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Emily Pratt She’s a wrestling writer and reporter for Uproxx.

There’s a lot of things to be really excited about right now, including the G1 Climax! The tournament kicks off …

Ep. 148: "One Fall" w/ David F. Walker and Brett Weldele

June 20th, 2019


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 …

Ep. 147: Robe Warrior Ric Flair w/ Adam Pranica

June 13th, 2019


This week, Hal and Danielle are rejoined by Adam Pranica. He’s the host of the fellow Max Fun Podcasts "The Greatest Generation," "The Greatest Discovery," and "Friendly Fire."

He joins the team to discuss one of the …

Ep. 146: CMLL at Arena Mexico w/ Jesse Thorn

June 6th, 2019


This week, Hal and Danielle are rejoined by Jesse Thorn. He’s the Max Fun Network’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 …

Ep. 145: Double or Nothing w/ Box Brown

May 30th, 2019


This week, Hal and Danielle are rejoined by Box Brown. He’s a comic creator whose new book "Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America".

Brown is a longtime, but lapsed, fan of WWE. The trends of the product have …

Ep. 143: The Road to 20-0 w/ John Walsh (a.k.a. Super Eyepatch Wolf)

May 16th, 2019


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 …

Tights and Fights Ep 142: Young and Wild and Free

May 9th, 2019


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) …

Ep. 141: Impact Wrestling Rebellion w/ Elle Collins

May 2nd, 2019


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

Ep. 140: More Superstar Shake-ups w/ Jo Graham.

April 25th, 2019


Jo Graham from the How2Wrestling podcast joins Hal, Danielle and Lindsey to break down tons of news from the week in wrestling! She originally got into wrestling as a way to bond with her partner. Now, that’s turned …

Ep. 139: I Heart WrestleMania

April 18th, 2019


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 …

Ep. 138: The 2019 WrestleMania special w/ Quiet Riot’s James Durbin

April 11th, 2019


Congratulations! You survived WrestleMania week! Hal and Danielle are joined by James Durin. He’s the lead singer of the band Quiet Riot. As a kid, …

Ep. 137: The irie career of Kofi Kingston w/ How2Wrestling’s Kefin Mahon

April 4th, 2019


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. The show started as his earnest attempt to …

Ep. 136: ‘S’ is for "Smile" w/ Matthew Gaydos

March 28th, 2019


Happy #MaxFunDrive! For our second episode of the week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Matthew Gaydos. He’s the host of the "I Love It" podcast. One thing that he loves is wrestling. Growing up his family was …

Ep. 135: How wrestling can save and end lives w/ WWE Films’ Daron Jackson

March 22nd, 2019


Happy #MaxFunDrive! For our second episode of the week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Daron Jackson. He’s a production attorney for WWE Studios and a lifelong wrestling fan. He’ll recount tons of details about …

Tights and Fights Ep. 134: Fear and Loathing in Mexico w/ Salina de la Renta

March 21st, 2019


This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey will break down some of the biggest news on the road to WrestleMania. That includes what some are calling the hottest angle in WWE: KofiMania! Kofi Kingston ran the gauntlet, …

Ep. 133: Two very wet men w/ Elby Hunktears

March 14th, 2019


This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Hunktears! They’re the host of "Wrestlesplainia" podcast. Elby will talk about how her parents were actually closeted wrestling fans… for over 50 years.

This past Sunday was …

Ep. 132: The Alie and Ricky show w/ Sarah "The Rebel" Wolfe

March 7th, 2019


This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Sarah "The Rebel" Wolfe! She’s the host of "Women Wrestling Friends". She’s also part of WOW - …

Ep. 131: The Big Dog Returns Home w/ Olive Rae Brinker

March 1st, 2019


This week Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Olive Rae Brinker! She’s the creator of the webcomic "Rae the Doe". Olive came in and out of wrestling …

Ep. 130: A Squared Safe Space w/ Matthew Klein

February 22nd, 2019


This week Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Matthew Klein! He’s the VP of sales and marketing for Valiant Comics. Matthew has some vivid memories of wrestling from throughout his life; so vivid that he’s willing to …

Ep. 129: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart w/ Chris Gethard

February 14th, 2019


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.". …

Ep. 128: Cut a promo on my what now? w/ Omar Holmon

February 7th, 2019


This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Omar Holmon. He’s the content editor for the website Black Nerd Problems. He’ll explain which part …

Ep. 127: NXT TakeOver: Phoenix & The Royal Rumble

February 1st, 2019


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. Before getting into the news, Vita will explain how they getting …

Ep. 126: Don’t stumble on the road to the Rumble

January 25th, 2019


This week Hal and Lindsey discuss the premier of WOW: Women of Wrestling. The show finally made its AXS TV debut last Friday. It’s got tons of great …

Ep. 125: Watch women's wrestling w/ Stephy Slays

January 17th, 2019


This week Hal and Lindsey discuss NXT TakeOver: Blackpool. It was the very major TakeOver event from the UK side of WWE’s developmental promotion. …

Ep. 124: The Jeremy Bearimy timeline of wrestling

January 10th, 2019


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 …

Ep. 123: The wrestling that was and will be

January 3rd, 2019


This week Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Mat Ricardo. He’s a variety performer who actually sees a lot of similarities between his profession and the art of pro wrestling.

There’s a lot for wrestling fans to look …

Bonus Ep. 11: WOW - Women of Wrestling w/ Selina Majors

December 27th, 2018


This week Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Selina Majors. She’s been a wrestler since the 80’s for promotions like AWA and WCW. These days, she spends her time with WOW - Women of Wrestling, where she continues to …

Ep. 122: A Fresh Refresh at TLC w/ Chris Cubas

December 21st, 2018


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 …

Tights and Fights Ep. 121: The Premier of WOW - Women of Wrestling w/ David McLane

December 13th, 2018


For the last several weeks the panel has been in agreement: RAW is in a funk. It’s featured segments with juvenile humor, interesting stories and a lack of stars that make us want to watch.

Turns out there’s someone who …

Tights and Fights Ep. 120: Maintaining the Land of Giants w/ Jeff Dye

December 6th, 2018


Jeff Dye is comedian and star of numerous TV shows like Girl Code and Money From Strangers. He also happens to be a lifelong wrestling fan who’s got tons of thoughts about WWE’s past and present.

That includes things …

Ep. 119: Baby Girl Bubble Bath

November 29th, 2018


TLC is the last WWE event left in the year and both RAW and Smackdown have begun to build towards it. The difference is that the reception for both shows has been very different for the last few weeks.

While Smackdown …

Ep. 118: The 2018 NXT TakeOver: War Games and Survivor Series Special

November 22nd, 2018


Dave Schilling is ready to join the Nation of Conversation!

He, Danielle and Hal were all in Staples Center on various days this week to take in all the WWE wrestling that happened in Los Angeles.

NXT TakeOver: War Games

Tights and Fights Ep. 117: A low-blow to all of our hearts w/ Katie Willert

November 15th, 2018


This Saturday, Danielle Radford, Hal Lublin, Lindsey Kelk and Julian Burrell will be at NXT: TakeOver War Games at the Staples Center in Los Angeles! …

Ep. 116: I’M BAKING A LEMON INSIDE YOU w/ Jacquis Neal

November 8th, 2018


Jacquis Neal from the Culture Kings podcast joins the Nation of Conversation!

Crown Jewel was that rare show that managed to disappoint and frustrate …

Ep. 115: Evolution is female thing

November 1st, 2018


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 …

Ep. 114: Thank you, Roman

October 25th, 2018


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 …

Bonus Ep. 11: The inside story behind Mike Eagle’s match against OVW’s Shiloh Jonze

October 18th, 2018


Mike Eagle is already known as the insightful, funny and sometimes heelish co-host of Tights and Fights. He’s also regarded as a great rapper; he’s …

Ep. 113: We’re in WWE’s robot car w/ Dan Sinker

October 18th, 2018


This week, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Dan Sinker Dan Sinker. He’s the host of the creator of tons of things on the internet including the Says Who? podcast and The Hitch podcast.

But his presence on the internet …

Ep. 112: Wrestling conversations with Marty the Moth, Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno

October 11th, 2018


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 …

Ep. 111: The gang’s back together again!

October 4th, 2018


This week, the founding members of the Nation of Conversation return for a fun look at all things wrestling!

There’s been tons of news this week to dive into, especially in the midst of the go-home shows for WWE Super …

Ep. 110: At your house w/ Screen Junkies’ Joe Starr

September 27th, 2018


This week Danielleis joined by Joe Starr! He’s a comedian and writer who’s new EP is entitle A British Murder Robot Tries Stand Up Comedy for the First Time. He’s been a wrestling fan since he was young enough to …

Ep. 109: Hell in a Cell in a handbasket w/ Wrestle and Flow’s Josiah Williams

September 20th, 2018


This week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey joined by Josiah Williams! He’s the creator of the online series Wrestle and Flow, where he raps over remixed versions of different wrestlers’ entrance music. He’s been a fan for 15 …

Ep. 108: Konami code twerking w/ Brian Brushwood

September 13th, 2018


This week the team is joined by Brian Brushwood! He’s a magician, comedian and host of the podcast Night Attack. And he also happens to be a lapsed wrestling fan. Even though he still checks in with wrestling on …

Ep. 107: All In on Life Beyond WWE w/ Jensen Karp

September 6th, 2018


This week, the team is joined by Jensen Karp! He’s a lifelong wrestling fan who has fond memories of watching WWF and WCW go to war as a kid. He also got the chance to write for WWE in 2006, which gave him a special …

Ep. 106: Baron Cobin’s magical style w/ LaToya Ferguson

August 30th, 2018


This week, the team is joined by LaToya Ferguson! She’s written about wrestling for The AV Club and Paste and is ready to share her thoughts on tons of the biggest happenings in wrestling.

That includes LaToya’s renewed …

Ep. 105: The 2018 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 and SummerSlam Special w/ Meghan Sullivan

August 23rd, 2018


This week, Hal, Danielle and Mike are joined by Meghan Sullivan, formerly from IGN! They'll breakdown the news from NXT: TakeOver Brooklyn 4 and …

Ep. 104: Cat WrestleMania and a Full Life Beyond Wrestling w/ Kris Wolf

August 16th, 2018


The road to WWE’s second biggest show of the year is finally coming to an end! This weekend NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 and SummerSlam will take place live at the Barclays Center. Hal, Danielle and Lindsey will look ahead …

Ep. 103: Wrestling as a product and an art w/ Chikara’s Mike Quackenbush

August 9th, 2018


This week Mike Quackenbush joins the Hal, Danielle and Mike in the Nation of Conversation! He’s one of the founders of the independent wrestling promotion Chikara, which he says is, “the Marvel Cinematic Universe …

Ep. 102: The Horniest Episode Ever w/ Sarah "The Rebel" Wolfe

August 2nd, 2018


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 …

Ep. 101: WWE Evolution and The Big Show w/ Jamie Loftus

July 26th, 2018


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.

She joins the Nation of Conversation to discuss our favorite news from the …

Ep. 100: Keep Hulkamania on a Leash

July 19th, 2018


When Danielle is away, the heels will play!

Mike and Danielle have the booth all to themselves this week and they have plenty of things they need to talk about. That includes, perhaps most significantly, the return of …

Ep. 99: WWE x New Japan w/ BJ Mendelson

July 12th, 2018


This week BJ Mendelson joins the Nation of Conversation! He’s an author and comic book writer and he's got tons of thoughts on everything that …

Ep. 98: Ice Cream Christmas 2000

July 5th, 2018


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 …

Ep. 97: GLOW w/ Sydelle Noel & Britt Baron and the Phantom of the Playa

June 28th, 2018



Tights and Fights is set to Feel the GLOW once again as Sydelle Noel and Britt Baron join the show once again to talk about the upcoming season premier …

Ep. 96: The NXT TakeOver Chicago II and Money in the Bank Special

June 21st, 2018


What a week of wrestling it’s been!

And not just because of WWE; we’re still basking in the afterglow of New Japan Dominion and Kenny Omega finally capturing the IWGP World Heavyweight. But Kenny’s big month wasn’t done …

Bonus Ep. 10: Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson on GLOW season 2

June 18th, 2018


Before their back on Netflix in GLOW, Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson are BACK in the Nation of Conversation!

They chat with Hal and Danielle all about what will change with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in the …

Ep. 95: Chris Jericho's Greatest Rivalry Ever(?) w/ Adam Pranica

June 14th, 2018


Adam Pranica officially joins the Nation of Conversation!

He’s the host of other amazing shows on the Maximum Fun Network, Like The Greatest Generation and Friendly Fire, but he also used to be a HUGE wrestling fan. It …

Ep. 94: The Doctrine of Two Dudes with Aubrey Sitterson

June 7th, 2018


Aubrey Sitterson officially joins the Nation of Conversation!

He’s a comic book writer and editor who actually used to work for WWE’s web team. But nowadays, he’s a bigger fan of New Japan Pro Wrestling.

In that spirit, …

Ep. 93: #CookieDreams and Britney Young from Netflix's GLOW

May 31st, 2018


It’s a brand new week in wrestling as Money in the Bank is finally on the horizon!

The stage is set for those who will compete in the ladder matches …

Ep. 92: Simon Grimm (a.k.a. Simon Gotch) advises against advice in wrestling

May 24th, 2018


Simon Grimm is ready to join the Nation of Conversation!

Grimm formerly wrestled for WWE under the name Simon Gotch. There he was a member of the NXT Tag-team champion Vaudvillains. From there, he made his way to the …

Ep. 91: Mick Foley's music from Tip to Tip w/ Brian Fernandes

May 17th, 2018


Brian “Sunny D” Fernandes is here to make his Tights and Fights debut!

Whether you’re familiar with him as the creator of the Tights and Fights logo …

Ep. 90: Backlash and Suddenly Dinosaurs

May 10th, 2018


It seems like everyone’s got opinions on Sunday’s WWE show Backlash.

Audiences in attendance walked out on the main event of Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns. But was the match really all that bad? Or has WWE just put Roman …

Ep. 89: Strong Style Me, Daddy

May 3rd, 2018


As always Hal, Danielle and Lindsey breakdown the latest in the world of wrestling. And this week that includes Greatest Royal Rumble live from Saudi Arabia. 

Everyone on the panel has seen at least a little of the …

Ep. 88: A Royal Rumble Without any Queens

April 26th, 2018


With Daryl Takahashi looking on with love, Danielle and Lindsey take control of the show!

The two will break down the problems that have arisen with …

Ep. 87: Shook Superstars

April 20th, 2018


Mike and Lindsey have survived their trip to New Orleans and WrestleMania and are here to regale Danielle Radford with stories of Ice Cream Christmas!

Bonus Ep. 9: w/ comic writer Box Brown and filmmaker Chris Bournea

April 13th, 2018


Welcome to our big finale of the Max Fun Drive

In that spirit, here’s producer Julian Burrell interviewing two people from the world of wrestling.

Ep. 86: The NXT TakeOver: New Orleans and WrestleMania 34 special

April 13th, 2018


We’ve survived the biggest weekend of wrestling of the year!

Hal and Danielle are joined by Producer Julian Burrell to break down the biggest Ice …

Bonus Ep. 8: Kia Stevens on being a wrestler and playing one on TV

April 6th, 2018


Welcome to our special EXTRA episode as part of the Max Fun Drive!

Hal, Danielle and Mike are joined by Kia Stevens. Stevens has wrestled around the world as Awesome Kong and Amazing Kong. She also wrestled for WWE …

Ep. 85: WrestleMania's proper English school-yard brawl

April 5th, 2018


Happy Max Fun Drive! 

We’re on the cusp of WrestleMania/ Ice Cream Christmas and boy is it ever an amazing time to be a wrestling fan!

This weekend will be a cornucopia of events in New Orleans. Whether you’re invested …

Ep. 84: Gronk-a-donk-a-doo, a Merry Ice Cream Christmas to you

March 29th, 2018


FINALLY… Mike Eagle as come BACK to Tights and Fights!

Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford will catch up Mike up with everything he hasn’t gotten to express an opinion on from the two months he’s been gone, in addition to …

Ep. 83: Welcome back, Daniel Bryan!

March 22nd, 2018


The leader of the “Yes Movement” is back!

Daniel Bryan became one of the most beloved stars of WWE throughout 2013 on the road to WrestleMania XXX. But, two years ago Daniel Bryan was forced to retire at the peak of his …

Ep. 82: Keep Moolah out of WrestleMania Forever

March 16th, 2018


Katie Willert is the newest member of the nation of conversation!

She joins Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford to discuss the latest on the road to Wrestlemania. Everything from John Cena challenging the Undertaker, Roman …

Ep. 81: Fast Lane and the broken music of Matt Hardy

March 9th, 2018


Jay Washington is officially back in the Nation of Conversation!

RAW has us asking all sorts of questions including who’s going to face women’s champion Alexa Bliss at WrestleMania. At first glance, it looks like Asuka. …

Ep. 80: The Elimination Chamber of Secrets

March 2nd, 2018


When the chips are down, Tights and Fights has decided to tag in producer Julian Burrell to fill in the host seat!

He sits with Hal Lublin and the …

Ep. 79: How can we enjoy Ronda Rousey wrestling?

February 22nd, 2018


Woooooo! We're back! And just in time for Elimination Chamber and one of the best RAW's this year!

Seth Rollins put on an absolute CLINIC on Monday …

Bonus Ep. 7: The Greatest Hits feat. Box Brown and Hannibal Buress

February 16th, 2018


Welcome to the very first greatest hits collection of Tights and Fights! 

Producer Julian Burrell has collected three of the best segments from the …

Ep. 78: Preserve fwendship for WrestleMania and beyond

February 9th, 2018


Welcome everyone to our official post-Royal Rumble decompression. Most of WWE is in a bit of a holding pattern as the final WrestleMania picture …

Ep. 77: The NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia and Royal Rumble special

February 1st, 2018


NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia

NXT’s hot streak of quality events continues! 

Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas and Johnny Gargano tore the house down in the NXT Title match. They both seem destined for big stories in the …

Ep. 76: The De-reviving the Revival at RAW 25

January 26th, 2018


It was an incredibly eventful week for WWE, but not entirely for the reasons that the company wanted it to be.

Enzo Amore has been fired following …

Ep. 75: You are tearing me apart, Strowman! Ft. Mega Ran

January 19th, 2018


Noted wrestling fan, video-game aficionado and rapper Mega Ran officially joins the Nation of Conversation.

And we’re going to continue to talk all about his experience with Wrestle Kingdom 12 since he saw it LIVE in …

Ep. 74: Oh hi, Marks. It's Wrestle Kingdom 12!

January 12th, 2018


We’ve already got a ton of things to deal with that have overturned what we expected from the Road to Wrestlemania!

Balor Club is officially a thing and is beginning to get going as force on RAW. As they beat up Roman …

Ep. 73: Brock-oli Lesnar and the Women's Royal Rumble

January 5th, 2018


Welcome to the first episode of the year 2018!

And unlike the rest of society, there’s a whole host of things we get to look forward to in the New …

Ep. 6: The singalong special

December 29th, 2017


Because YOU helped make it happen:

Here's a special music-filled episode of Tights and Fights!

Tons of hits are explored from the Honkey Tonk Man theme, the RAW intro song, Bray Wyatt's theme and tons more.

Hosted by

Ep. 72: Royalty Rumbling in equality

December 21st, 2017


It’s our final full episode of the year, so let’s close it out in style!

Looking ahead to next year, WWE has confirmed that the first ever women’s …

Ep. 71: When Kevin Owens beat up Jay Washington

December 15th, 2017


Jay Washington joins the team for the week to make the Tights and Fights triple threat a fatal fourway!

WWE’s rolling out a new Facebook exclusive …

Ep. 70: Bray Wyatt should not be playing Xbox

December 7th, 2017


We’re officially just a few weeks away from Clash of Champions, the final Pay-per-view of the year! But why does Smackdown feel so directionless outside of a few feuds going into the event?

Maybe it has something to do …

Ep. 69: BREAKING: Matt Hardy is at last breaking!

November 30th, 2017


We’re entering the final month of 2017, but there’s a lot being put in place before we’re full steam ahead on the road to WrestleMania!

Roman Reigns …

Ep. 68: The 2017 NXT TakeOver: War Games and Survivor Series

November 24th, 2017


NXT TakeOver: War Games

Rarely is there ever a TakeOver that doesn’t deliver the goods and everyone definitely kept up the tradition this time. 

The War Games match itself was a hard-hitting, and slightly hard to …

Ep. 67: The art of the part-time wrestler

November 17th, 2017


It’s the final stop before the last Big 4 WWE show of the year!

Survivor Series continues to have tons of wrenches thrown into it at the 11th hour. Turns out Alexa Bliss will be facing Charlotte on Sunday after she beat …

Ep. 66: The newly phenomenal Survivor Series

November 10th, 2017


So much for that Jinder Mahal/Brock Lesnar match that got built up for two weeks!

WWE went ahead and decided to pull the trigger on AJ Styles winning …

Ep. 65: Braun Strowman's magic healing garbage

November 3rd, 2017


Two WWE legends are set to be in the ring once again!

Shane McMahon and Kurt Angle will be the captains for each of their respective brands. So what can we hope for this match now that the nostalgia pop has worn off for …

Ep. 64: From Tables, Ladders & Chairs to Measles, Mumps & Meningitis

October 26th, 2017



We were all set to have TLC show built around the first official match of the Shield 2.0 and a Demon vs. Sister Abigail encounter. But a sudden viral meningitis outbreak meant that the …

Ep. 63: For the love of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens

October 20th, 2017


What a month for friendship!

The Shield has made their full return to form this week, complete with tactical vests, NATO music and through-the-crowd …

Ep. 62: Tango India Golf Hotel Tango Sierra

October 13th, 2017


Nothing is incorruptible in this world. Not even Sami Zayn!

Sami officially decided that friendship is more important than his principle when he …

Bonus Ep. 5: The Mae Young Classic Special

October 6th, 2017


WWE's made tournaments a regular part of their network. There's been one based on the Cruiserweights, the United Kingdom, tag teams and more. 

But …

Ep. 61: The Undertaker's butt obsession

October 5th, 2017


Sierra, Hotel, etc. etc.

This week, the team discusses the upcoming Shield reunion. Sure, it’s an inherently exciting thing, but would it have been …

Ep. 60: No Mercy and the benevolent king of the cruiserweights

September 28th, 2017


Two-thirds of WWE’s No Mercy was really great and one-third of it… was just fine!

But there’s plenty of stuff to break down all over the show including! Braun Strowman lost to Brock Lesnar. How badly did losing so …

Ep. 59: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan: jack of all trades, master of most

September 21st, 2017


This week, the team bids a fond farewell to the late great Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. He’ll always be remembered for his hilarious commentary, being a great bad guy… and that one time he wore a weasel suit.

Plus Bayley …

Ep. 58: Kevin Owens did it the hard way

September 14th, 2017


With Hal out for the week, Danielle is stepping into the hosting chair with Des Delgadillo back for another week of graps!

Boy did Kevin Owens have a big week. He made Vince McMahon bleed  (hard-way?) after one helluva …

Bonus Ep. 4: The Q & A's special

September 7th, 2017


While the Nation of Conversation take a post-summer break, here's a special bonus episode that was recorded for the Max Fun Drive.

Learn all about …

Ep. 57: Roman Reigns and John Cena at Full Shell University

August 31st, 2017


This week, Danielle steps into the hosting seat with Mike and Hal absent.

In their place are the newest members of the Nation of Conversation: Des …

Ep. 56: The 2017 NXT TakeOver Brooklyn III and SummerSlam Special

August 25th, 2017


It's been a full weekend of wrestling and, thankfully there were tons of great matches.

Most of them were on TakeOver Brooklyn III. Drew McIntyre …

Ep. 55: Slam your Summer at night

August 18th, 2017


It’s time to for the biggest… longest… most exhausting… Party of the Summer!

We’re all set for a big weekend, especially after a ton of crazy stuff …

Bonus Ep. 4: The Lucha Underground Special

August 11th, 2017


It's time for another bonus episode of Tights and Fights!

This week, we're delving into the temple for our very first extended look at Lucha Underground. 

What caught Hal and Mike's eyes as relative newcomers to the …

Ep. 54: The Chinforcer and Bray's baby boys

August 10th, 2017


We’re getting closer and closer to SummerSlam weekend and boy will there be a lot of wrestling had; six hours worth that Sunday alone, in fact!

Luckily the Universal Title match is hitting all the right notes, …

Ep. 53: Non-binary butts

August 3rd, 2017


The Summerslam card is filling up fast!

By beating John Cena, Shinsuke Nakamura, secured a date with Jinder Mahal for the WWE Title! And in, the most dad match of the Summer, AJ Styles will defend his US Title against …

Ep. 52: Whatever happened to the brand of tomorrow?

July 27th, 2017


We did it. We survived the Punjabi Prison to hopefully not see it again for at least another ten years. 

While that match and most of Battleground …

Ep. 51: I love my fake black son

July 20th, 2017


Intensity! Integrity! Intelligence! Interracial love!

Kurt Angle has been dominating the headlines for one reason: he’s Jason Jordan’s fake white …

Ep. 50: Bring back the bear

July 13th, 2017


It’s a shame that Great Balls of Fire was actually a really fun show because that means it’ll be back next year.

Samoa Joe came incredibly close to beating Brock Lesnar and winning the Universal Title… but he still …

Ep. 49: Because Jesus said so

July 6th, 2017


Goodness gracious, we’re really only a few days away from Great Balls of Fire!

And we’ve really solid feuds to look forward to ahead of the damnedest …

Ep. 48; Great Big Baller Brand of fire

June 29th, 2017


So after a really rotten week of WWE’s portrayal of women’s wrestling, we were due for a really GOOD week!

The RAW women main-evented the show, with Nia Jax looking great AND Sasha Banks winning the right to challenge …

Ep. 47: The Case against controversy

June 22nd, 2017


Wow, what a week it’s been.

The WWE decided that the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank match should be won by James Ellsworth. Well, not really, …

Bonus Ep. 3: GLOW with Rebekka Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood

June 17th, 2017


Rebekka Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood star as "Stacey" and "Dawn" in the upcoming Netflix series "GLOW."

The show is all about the 80's LA-based wrestling promotion Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. It tells the story of a …

Ep. 46: Get benched

June 15th, 2017


WWE has got us incredibly excited for Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar!

Paul Heyman has done his job to sell the match as the dream encounter that it is …

Ep. 45: Samoa Joe the contract killer

June 8th, 2017


Joe’s gonna kill you!

It took a little while, but Samoa Joe is officially in the main event spotlight, where he deserves to be! He’ll face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship… and probably lose, but for right …

Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 2: The Total Divas Special

June 2nd, 2017


Because you demanded it: Here's a Tights and Fights special devoted entirely to Total Divas!

We're breaking down Season 2: Episode 2 of one of the …

Ep. 44: That Hal over there

June 1st, 2017


Since this week’s storyline developments from WWE were lacking, at least there were some pretty solid matches.

Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins had a …

Ep. 43: The TakeOver Chicago and Backlash Special

May 25th, 2017


All hail the Maharaja!

Jinder Mahal is officially the WWE champion! His big win the biggest shocker from BackLash on Sunday, and it seems like fans are divided on whether it’s a good thing. We’ll explain why we’re …

Ep. 42: The last clash before Backlash

May 18th, 2017


We’re tagging in Lindsey Kelk to talk with us about the last show before WWE’s big PPV weekend!

And while Smackdown didn’t have that much happening, how can you not love the Usos and Breezango constantly putting …

Ep. 41: The sounds of a king with Hannibal Buress

May 11th, 2017


This week, the team is joined by comedian and podcaster, Hannibal Buress to take a special look at the music of Triple H!

From his early WWF days as Hunter Hearst Helmsley to the modern King of Kings, we promise you’ll …

Ep. 40: The Passion of Roman Reigns

May 5th, 2017


Payback was on its way to being a really solid show!

There were plenty of smartly told stories in the ring, great moments throughout… and then the …

Ep. 38: Hindered no more

April 20th, 2017


The Superstar shake-up has led to some new developments that we all expected and ones that we absolutely couldn’t have seen coming.

Jinder Mahal has …

Ep. 37: Mr. Strowman's wild ride

April 13th, 2017



Thanks to the Superstar Shake-up, let’s say very! 

So many wrestlers have switched shows, including guys who elevated themselves in the last year like The Miz, Kevin Owens, Alexa Bliss, Charlotte and …

Bonus Ep. 1: Tales from Wrestlemania

April 8th, 2017


As a thank you for making our first Max Fun Drive such a great success, we're happy to provide you with this special BONUS episode of Tights and …

Ep. 36: The 2017 Wrestlemania 33 Special

April 6th, 2017


Wrestlemania is the longest, most exciting and most exhausting WWE event every single year. The 33rd edition of the show was no different.

In fact, between Mania, the Hall of Fame, RAW, Smackdown, TakeOver: Orlando and …

Ep. 35: Rusev's tank! It's Wrestlemania week!

March 30th, 2017


Happy Max Fun Drive finale week! And HAPPY WRESTLEMANIA!

This week our show is dedicated to the show of shows. Wrestlemania 33 starts this Sunday for a 57-hour wrestling extravaganza!

We’re gonna take a look at some of …

Ep. 34: I'd rather be at Lethal Leap Year

March 23rd, 2017


Happy Max Fun Drive! be sure to donate to show us how important Tights and Fights is to you at

It’s not paranoia! It’s the USOS! 

Now that they’ve become three-time tag team champions after …

Ep. 33: High-Definition nonsense

March 16th, 2017


Hal Lublin’s returned from his great boat adventure as we inch closer and closer to Wrestlemania!

We’ve gotten more matches confirmed for the show of …

Ep 32: Wake up! It's Reading Time

March 9th, 2017


So… Fast Lane. It wasn’t the best-received show in recent memory, but it did give us plenty to discuss as we head into the last few weeks before …

Ep. 31: She kept the receipts

March 2nd, 2017


This week Smackdown and RAW both took turns on the road to Wrestlemania… And the Nation of Conversation was not in favor of all of them.

The team …

Ep. 30: Too comfortable to be dangerous

February 23rd, 2017


The road to Wrestlemania is far from set!

Will Bray Wyatt’s opponent for the WWE Title be Luke Harper and AJ Styles? Who will hold the Universal …

Ep. 29: Friends to the end (but the end is now)

February 16th, 2017


Wow, a bunch of things happened on WWE TV this week!

There have been THREE Champions crowned since Sunday: Bray Wyatt finally captured the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber; Naomi beat Alexa Bliss for the …

Ep. 28: Go Samoa Joe Go

February 9th, 2017


Even in a quiet week of wrestling, the WWE machine keeps on moving.

Samoa Joe made his big debut against a Samoan Joe (who you may know better as Roman Reigns). We’ll talk about what we thought of Joe’s first RAW main …

Ep. 27: The 2017 Royal Rumble Special

February 2nd, 2017


For the last two years, the Royal Rumble has been a controversial affair. The previous winners have led to many accusations that the WWE doesn’t understand its audience anymore. Was this year any different? Well… kinda.

Ep. 26: From Rumble, with love

January 27th, 2017


The Royal Rumble is when the road to Wrestlemania really starts to heat up. 

And it also happens to be Hal’s favorite pay per view.

The Nation of Conversation will reminisce about some of their favorite Rumble winners …

Ep. 25: Rather proper UK wrestling

January 19th, 2017


Greetings grapple fans!

WWE has crowned its inaugural United Kingdom Champion: Tyler Bate. The Nation of Conversation will discuss what they thought of the tournament and whether or not they’re on board for the eventual …

Ep. 24: My kingdom for good wrestling

January 12th, 2017


Mike Eagle is out for the week, but we’ve got another Chicagoan stepping in in his stead: Mira Waters from the website Fight Booth.

The team …

Ep. 23: Rumbling into a new year

January 5th, 2017


It’s the first the first episode of Tights and Fights in 2017!

To celebrate, we’re looking back on some of the most significant events that defined 2016. That includes happenings like the reintroduction of the Women’s …

Ep. 22: Holiday extras

December 29th, 2016


Before Tights and Fights properly launched, the Nation of Conversation recorded several pilot episodes to help work out the format of the show.

This …

Ep. 21: The sun sets on a New Day

December 22nd, 2016


*This week’s episode was recorded on Monday evening, which means this week’s RAW and Smackdown had not occurred yet for us to discuss them.

Roadblock: End of the Line wasn’t the best show, both from a wrestling and a …

Ep. 20: Back in black excellence

December 15th, 2016


In a move that’s been over a year in the making, The New Day has official become the longest reigning WWE World Tag Team Champions in history. 

There’s been ups and downs throughout their tenure, but the Nation will …

Ep. 19: Tables, ladders and chairs (ad nauseam)

December 8th, 2016


This past Sunday was TLC (Tables, Ladders and Chairs), December’s Smackdown exclusive PPV. And between a table match, a ladder match, a chairs match AND and tables, ladders and chairs match, it all got to be a little …

Ep. 18: Not all title reigns are created equal

December 1st, 2016


In an effort to prove the investment into the Cruiserweight division was worthwhile, WWE finally gave the performers in the division their own show: 205 Live! And while it’s a step up from what we had before, there’s …

Ep. 17: The 2016 Survivor Series Special

November 24th, 2016


This year the WWE has really been pushing the boundaries of how much wrestling they can squeeze into a single week.

NXT TakeOver Toronto aired on Saturday featuring a ton of great matches, including what Hal thinks may …

Ep. 16: Starring Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana

November 17th, 2016


This week the Nation of Conversation is joined by Independent Wrestler and host of the Art of Wrestling podcast, Colt Cabana.

He’s got a brand new …

Ep. 15: Nero watched wrestling as Rome burned

November 10th, 2016


As the world turns, we may as well keep enjoying wrestling.

This week, the team discusses live-audiences “hijacking” WWE TV. When is it acceptable? And when does it just get in the way of how good the product can be?

Ep. 14: A Boss and a queen walk into a cell...

November 3rd, 2016


We’ve gone to Hell (in a cell) and back again and the Nation of Conversation is ready to explain how… adequate the show was. And there’s plenty of …

Ep. 13: WWE is your crazy lover

October 27th, 2016


So much of Monday Night RAW has revolved around the upcoming Hell in a Cell Pay-per-view which will feature three (!!!!) iterations of the titular …

Ep. 12: The goldest of bergs.

October 20th, 2016


Rachel Sam Evans joins the crew once again to discuss the man they call Bill Goldberg.

And Hal opens the show telling the story about the time that …

Ep. 11: Hellsworth in a Cellsworth

October 13th, 2016


The Nation of Conversation has a TON of wrestling news to cover and memories to enjoy.

First: Why did chinless-hero James Ellsworth get a huge win over WWE Champion AJ Styles? And why is everyone on the team totally on …

Ep. 10: The good, the bad and the Boss

October 6th, 2016


With Mike Eagle out for the week, that means Rachel Sam Evans is in!

And that also means a greater amount of Lucha Underground and indie wrestling chatter than Hal can handle.

The team also takes a look at this past …

Ep. 9: Total Nonstop Buyouts?

September 29th, 2016


The first ever RAW Pay Per View “Clash of Champions” has come and gone… so why do Mike, Hal and Danielle feel unfulfilled? They’ll explain.

Plus, is …

Ep. 8: Cruisers get RAW

September 22nd, 2016


This week on Tights and Fights:

The Cruiserweight have arrived on the main roster! The leaders of the Nation of Conversation explain their biggest takeaways from the ten week-long Cruiserweight Classic tournament and …

Ep 7: An equal and opposite Backlash

September 15th, 2016


This week on Tights and Fights: Mike Eagle makes his triumphant return to the program as he joins us from Canada.

Mike will tell us all about his …

Ep. 6 The Broken Episode

September 8th, 2016


This week on Tights and Fights, we’re introducing a new member of the Nation of Conversation: Rachel Evans from the YouTube series “Snarled” and “Afterbuzz TV!”

The team start out by examining what’s going on with Seth …

Ep. 5: KO-Mania's running wild!

September 1st, 2016


This week: a celebration of the new Universal Champion: Kevin Owens!

His coronation as the champion of the Universe had the entire wrestling world buzzing and the leaders of the Nation of Conversation are no different. 

Ep. 4 The SummerSlam Special

August 25th, 2016


There was a ton of pro-wrestling that happened this week. It was intense, exciting and exhausting and now the leaders of the Nation of Conversation are ready to talk about all of the things they enjoyed most. From …

Ep. 3: Peak Wrestling (and Other Fulfilled Desires)

August 18th, 2016


On this week's episode of Tights and Fights, the leaders of the Nation of Conversation take a look at whether 12+ hours of wrestling in one weekend means there's too much content for anyone to possibly consume... and …

Ep. 2: How great is the Cruiserweight Classic?

August 11th, 2016


This week on Tights and Fights, the Nation of Conversation breaks down what made round one of the Cruiserweight Classic so awesome. Does this mean …

Ep 1: Do We Really Want MORE Belts in WWE?

August 5th, 2016


Welcome to the inaugural episode of Tights and Fights, the podcast from The Maximum Fun Network that discusses wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves.

This week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford …

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