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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 27, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Jimmy Van bring you the latest in wrestling news and overall hilarity! Topics include
- Flo/WWN and Fightful
- Shield Reunion
- Getting fired?
- Space Mountain
- Matt Riddle appears
- Vince Russo appears
- John Cena's comments about Vince McMahon

Sep 27, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp, Anna Bauert and Jeff Hawkins with all your Smackdown Live news! Topics include
- Neverending Zayn vs. Owens!
- Jinder's bummer of a promo
- Aiden English's talents
- AJ/Corbin/Tye
- Ric Flair has slept with 10,000 women
- Bullet Club Raw invasion
- WWN/Floslam/Evolve
- Smackdown live recap reaction
- Triple H posing for pictures because he's more famous

Sep 26, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Showdown Joe are here on an MMA off-week to unload a big news discussion on you! Topics include:
- PVZ vs. Eye canceled
- Diaz vs. McGregor 3? Not so fast. 
- Edmond madness
- Gadelha taking a break?
- Possible Liddell comeback
- Matt Brown reitrement
- Elias Theodorou appears
- Joanna's 125 plans

Sep 26, 2017

We're one night removed from WWE No Mercy for the newest WWE Monday Night Raw. editors Alex Pawlowski and Sean Ross Sapp will bring you full coverage, analysis and opinions on the show! Topics include:

- Post-No Mercy programs

- Braun Strowman kills a man

- Strowman vs. Ambrose

- Reigns on Miz TV

- Is Mickie James OLD!?

- Bullet Club INVASION


- Jeff Hardy injury

Sep 25, 2017

A loaded No Mercy card is in the books, and Sean Ross Sapp, Anna Bauert and Alex Pawlowski bring you backstage news, analysis and more! Topics include!
- John Cena vs. Roman Reigns
- Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar
- Women's title four way.
- United States Title on the line
- Did this show live up to the hype?
- ROH Death Before Dishonor
- Omega vs. Juice on NJPW Destruction
- WWN/FloSlam

Sep 24, 2017

Showdown Joe and Sean Ross Sapp are wrapping up a full weekend of MMA news, talking Bellator 183 and UFC Japan. Topics include:
- Bellator vs. UFC
- Which show was bigger?
- Ben Henderson vs. Pitbull
- Roy Nelson's Bellator debut
- Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin
- Yushin Okami stepping in for Shogun
- Gadelha vs. Andrade and the women's strawweight division
- Takanori Gomi's future
- Gohkan Saki's UFC debut
- Formiga
- Aaron Pico

Sep 20, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp has returned from Orlando and joins Fightful founder Jimmy Van to cover all that is wild in the world. Topics include:
- Bobby Heenan's passing
- Jinder Mahal's controversial promo
- No Mercy predictions
- Is it Braun's time?
- Paige update
- Shayna Baszler
- Stupid People
- GFW to Impact to NWA to WWA to Mid South to whatever they're calling it
- Ken Anderson, Daivari, Vince Russo Appear!

Sep 20, 2017

Smackdown Live is rebounding from a huge week and Sean Ross Sapp, Anna Bauert and Jeff Hawkins are chit chatting for an hour about all the fun! Topics include:

- Kofi working through an injury
- Bobby Heenan memories
- Charlotte returns
- Hell in a Cell match sent
- Racist JINDER
- SRS previews ROH Death Before Dishonor

Sep 19, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Showdown Joe have a stacked show for you today! Topics include:
- UFC Pittsburgh
- Luke Rockhold's return
- UFC Japan Preview
- Shogun injury
- Daniel Cormier gets his title back
- Bellator 183 preview
- Why no buzz for Bellator?
- Rousey vs. Cyborg?
- Frank Trigg appears
- Possible Bisping retirement
- Jose Aldo coming back

Sep 19, 2017

We are six nights away from a stacked WWE No Mercy card, but WWE Raw set the table! Sean Ross Sapp and Alex Pawlowski are here to talk all the news! Topics include
- WWE Raw!
- No Mercy predictions!
- Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
- SRS talks Billy Robinson
- Paige return?

Sep 17, 2017

One of the biggest fights in recent boxing history is in the books, and's lead boxing writer Carlos Toro and Sean Ross Sapp have you covered! Topics include

- GGG vs. Canelo

- Adelaide Byrd's terrible scoring

- Did boxing win or lose tonight?

- A co-main event shuffle

- Diego De La Hoya

- Saunders

Sep 14, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp is almost Orlando bound, but he's chatting it up with Jimmy Van first! Topics included: 
- SRS stirring shit up
- Mae Young Classic 
- GFW and drawing straw
- Kevin Owens and Vince McMahon 
- Ronda Rousey and WWE 
- A new Russo Reveals
- DDP appears!

Sep 13, 2017

WWE put on perhaps one of the most loaded Tuesdays in wrestling history, and Sean Ross Sapp, Anna Bauert and Jeff Hawkins are here to talk about it! Topics include:
- Mae Young Classic Finals
- Ronda Rousey and WWE
- Natalya vs. Naomi for the title!
- Vince McMahon returns!
- Kevin Owens put over big.
- AJ Styles vs. Tye Dillinger U.S. Title Match
- Usos vs. New Day tag title match
- Why WWE loaded this card

Sep 12, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Showdown Joe have plenty to talk about sandwiched between two UFC shows that will see long-lasting ramifications! Topics include
- UFC Pittsburgh preview
- UFC 215 fallout
- Ronda Rousey's WWE transition
- Stephens wants Aldo
- Should Ray Borg be out of chances?
- Mighty Mouse maybe not getting paid?
- Did UFC punish Kajan Johnson?
- Woodley laughing off RDA.
-  PED expert talks Jon Jones

Sep 12, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw saw a stacked show ahead of Tuesday's loaded lineup. Sean Ross Sapp and Alex Pawlowski have all the backstage news, as well as a review and reaction to the show! Topics include:
- Strowman vs. Cena!
- Roman Reigns vs. Jason Jordan
- Miz TV
- Brock Lesnar in the house!
- Miz goes off on Enzo!
- Asuka to Raw!

Sep 10, 2017

The UFC returns to PPV for the first time since July, and Sean Ross Sapp and Showdown Joe have your breakdown, analysis and more! Topics include
- Demetrious Johnson and history ruined
- Mighty Mouse vs. Ray Borg called off.
- Ray Borg goes off on SRS
- Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
- The future of Bantamweight
- Flyweight implications
- PPV buyrate predictions
- Magny vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
- Gil Melendez, Sara McMann, Wilson Reis, Henry Cejudo

Sep 7, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Jimmy Van have plenty to discuss with the Nyborgian issues in pro wrestling. Topics include
- Jeff Jarrett out at GFW -- for now.
- GFW possibly selling?
- Backstage reaction to GFW news
- Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
- Airport creepers
- Baron Corbin
- Vince Russo appears
- Matt Riddle talks his love of Total Divas
- Stupid people

Sep 6, 2017

REMINDER: Next week's show airs after the Mae Young Classic Finals!
Sean Ross Sapp, Jeff Hawkins and Anna Bauert have all the latest on WWE, Smackdown and the MYC! Topics include
- Smackdown's large PPV gap
- Mae Young Classic
- Jeff Jarrett out at GFW
- Shane McMahon suspended
- Nakamura vs. Orton
- More!

Sep 6, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Showdown Joe are back after a relatively quiet weekend, with plenty of topics to cover! Topics include
- UFC Rotterdam recap
- UFC 215 preview
- Nate Diaz is after that MONEY
- Diego Brandao wildness
- Paulie Malignaggi. 
- Woodley wants GSP
- Jose Aldo hokey pokey
- Elias Theodorou appears!

Sep 5, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Alex Pawlowski aren't taking Labor Day off and are talking Monday Night Raw! Topics include
- Strowman vs. Big Show in a cage!
- Jeff Hardy gets an IC title shot!
- WWE making their talent work Christmas
- Baron Corbin as Will Smith in Concussion.
- Ric Flair update!
- No Mercy changes!

Sep 1, 2017

From the List And Ya Boy Archives comes the full filming of the first Story Time With JJ Dillon! The WWE Hall of Famer talks with Sean Ross Sapp about a ton of topics, including:

- Billionaire Ted skits

- DX's invasion of WCW

- Leaving WWF for WCW

- Eric Bischoff getting swindled by WCW talent

- Bischoff's accusations towards JJ

- His influence on Papa Shango

- The Undertaker's WWE introduction

- WCW's merchandising

- Undertaker's WWF title run

- Undertaker monsters gallery.

- Goldberg's streak ending.