Running Wild Podcast: WWE Battleground Preview, ROH,NJPW talk


Running Wild Podcast’s Rich and Runz bring you another episode of wrestling discussion, sharing their thoughts on all the latest in the world of professional wrestling.

On this episode of Running Wild Podcast, the guys preview WWE Battleground, talk ROH,CMLL and the NJPW G1 tournament!

Rich and Runz talk about Shane McMahon’s harrowing helicopter ride and dive into WWE programming for the week. They discuss the reveal of Jason Jordan as Kurt Angle’s son, the break up of American Alpha and how the Summerslam main event might shake out. The two then preview the WWE Battleground card, debating whether or not the show will have any surprising results or if the card is just setting up Summerslam matches for the Smackdown Live brand.

Rich talk about his summer watching of CMLL lately and Runz threatens to quit the show if Rich continues to watch more CMLL instead of watching the NJPW G1 tournament, among other quality shows. Lastly, they also discuss the announcement of Cody defending the ROH title against Sanada during the War of the Worlds tour shows next month.

All that and more on yet another episode of Running Wild Podcast!

The Crew

Rich Laconi: A high school English teacher whose love of Shakespeare is only eclipsed by his passion for professional wrestling. A regular contributor to Last Word on Sports wrestling department, he frequents as many WWE, ROH and independent wrestling shows as possible. Grew up a fan of Macho Man Randy Savage and Ric Flair, but now he pulls for heels, except for Kevin Owens. You can read his weekly work on Ring of Honor, ROH Honorable Mention right here on Last Word on Sports.

Runz: Wrestling connoisseur. Lifetime New Yorker who hates all New York teams. Consistently gets mistaken for Action Bronson. Once too sweet’d Hulk Hogan. Kevin Owens is his hero.

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Rich is a high school teacher from Brooklyn, New York and Associate Editor at Last Word on Pro Wrestling. When he's not working, he's a rabid wrestling fan, a Red Bull Season ticket holder and a generally long-suffering Mets, Jets and Devils fan. Father and Husband. He started watching wrestling when he was 7 in 1991. Due to now defunct local video rental stores, the exposure to anything made by Colosseum home video and other wrestling content providers was extensive. He also regularly attends local NYC shows, both small and large and watches as much wrestling as possible.


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