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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 29, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Jimmy Van bring you the most entertaining non-political, non-religious wrestling podcast on the planet! Topics include:
- Cody Rhodes' plans
- Elias
- Impact
- AroLucha
- Sexy Star shooting again?
- Batista
- Breaking records
- Jack Swagger appears
- Kenny Dykstra appears
- Stupid people of the week
- SRS Smackdown Live thoughts

Nov 29, 2017

The Fightful Panel is here to cover Smackdown Live as we inch closer to WWE Clash of Champions in weeks! Topics include
- Styles vs. Mahal feud
- Clash of Champions
- Ruby Riott with an extra T
- A couple of big turns!
- Owens vs. Randy Orton
- An SRS Run in!

Nov 29, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Showdown Joe are here to cover and preview your crazy MMA weekend
Topics include
- UFC 218 preview
- Holloway vs. Aldo II
- Ngannou vs. Overeem
- TUF 26 Finals!
- Bellator 189
- Frank Trigg appears!

Nov 28, 2017's Sean Ross Sapp and Alex Pawlowski are here to talk November 27th's Monday Night Raw! Topics include
- Raw!
- How they'll bridge the gap until Rumble
- Paige's team gets a name
- No Ambrose or Sheamus
- Cruiserweight Title Picture
- IC Title match
- Is Jason Jordan Tito Ortiz?
- Kane, Finn Balor, Jordan, Braun

Nov 25, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Showdown Joe carry you through the biggest fights on the early morning UFC Shanghai card! 

Nov 23, 2017

Fightful's James Lynch speaks with fellow Fightful host Showdown Joe to talk about his career and commentating work with Titan FC.

Joe also talks about how he got started in the industry, his favorite career moment and he gives some advice for those looking to get into the business 

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Nov 22, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and the "Million Dollar Van" Jimmy Van have a loaded show for you including:
- Survivor Series
- Paige, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Sarah Logan, Hideo Itami, Ruby Riot and Liv Morgan called up and returned
- Bludgeon Brothers
- James Storm
- Money in the Bank now a "big 5" PPV and the WWE 2018 schedule
- AJ Styles
- Bullet Club's Hangman Page Appears
- We talk to Sonjay Dutt!

Nov 22, 2017

It's the first Smackdown Live after Survivor Series. Join Sean Ross Sapp, Anna Bauert and Jeff Hawkins for all the news! Topics include:
- The Bludgeon Brothers re-debut
- Sarah Logan, Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan debut!
- Women's title match!
- WWE title match set
- More!

Nov 22, 2017

Showdown Joe is back from Florida and is joined by Sean Ross Sapp on the latest episode of Holy Smokes MMA Podcast! Topics include:
- UFC Shanghai preview
- UFC Sydney wrap up
- Elias Theodorou joins the show
- Volkan Oezdemir arrested
- Woodley vs. Nate Diaz?
- Cyborg vs. Holm booked, Cyborg gets new contract
- Shorty Torres UFC bound?
- Covington, Werdum, Boomerangs, Kamaru Usman, Till,
- Fightful exclusives for the week
- Cat Zingano is back
- Rashad Evans back to 205 pounds

Nov 21, 2017

Fightful editor Sean Ross Sapp and Alex Pawlowski haven't slowed down, they're bringing you night 3 of 4 from WWE's tour of Houston to talk Monday Night Raw! Topics include:
- WWE Raw
- Storylines after Survivor Series
- Is Braun Strowman the guy?
- Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
- A new IC Champ!
- Paige returns!
- Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose debut!

Nov 20, 2017

The Fightful Panel -- Sean Ross Sapp, Alex Pawlowski and Anna Bauert are here to talk 2017 Survivor Series! Will wrestling as we know it die again!?
- Smackdown vs. Raw
- Braun is the guy
- Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles
- WWE production
- WWE commentary team
- Charlotte vs. Alexa Bliss
- Early eliminations of new stars.

Nov 19, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp of brings you a quick UFC Sydney Recap! Topics include:
- Werdum vs. Tybura
- Elias Theodorou vs. Dan Kelly
- Will Brooks beaten again.
- Importance of early 125 pound women's fights
- Is Anthony Hamilton done in the UFC?
- Nadia Kassem's debut
- Camacho/Brown craziness.
- Big finishes

Nov 19, 2017

NXT Takeover: WarGames is in the books, and Sean Ross Sapp and the Fightful Panel of Anna Bauert, Jeff Hawkins and Alex Pawlowski are here to review the show! Topics include:
- WWE's wonky production of an otherwise great show
- Attendance issues.
- How will WWE handle the taping schedule?
- What's up with Lars Sullivan?
- Velveteen Dream's breakout performance.
- NXT Women's Championship
- Andrade Almas becomes NXT Champ!
- Drew McIntyre's injury
- Was WarGames hurt or helped by no roof?

Nov 16, 2017

Fightful's James Lynch speaks with MMA Manager Chuck Wichert about the management side of the MMA business. Chuck also talks about which clients he reps in the UFC, some of the challenges he faces in the industry and what his day job is.

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Nov 15, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Jimmy Van bring you the big Survivor Series week news and BIG BANTER
Topics include
- James Ellsworth released.
- Jack Swagger appears!
- Kenny Dykstra appears
- Survivor Series week!
- Stupid people
- Braun Strowman's new dialogue
- WWE's India cancelation
- Impact Wrestling
- NWA and Tim Storm

Nov 15, 2017

It's the last major WWE show before WWE Survivor Series! Sean Ross Sapp, Anna Bauert, Jeff Hawkins have you covered! Topics include!
- November 14 Smackdown Live review
- Did Raw strike back?
- WWE Survivor Series 2017 Predictions!
- KO/Zayn controversy
- Charlotte wins the Women's Championship
- Jinder Mahal
- Canceled India show.
- NXT Takeover Wargames Predictions

Nov 15, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Showdown Joe Ferraro wrap up a wild week of MMA news! Topics include!

- UFC Sydney preview!
- Conor McGregor's "punishment"
- Conor McGregor vs. Oscar De La Hoya
- Sean Pierson appears
- This week's Fightful exclusives!!
- UFC rankings breakdown
- WWE's Jack Swagger moving to MMA
- Cro Cop returns!
- Pitbull injured, HOW WILL BELLATOR GO ON!?
- This weekend's Titan FC

Nov 14, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Alex Pawlowski have a big episode of WWE Raw and plenty of news to cover! Topics include
- WWE Raw for November 13!
- Roman Reigns returns
- Triple H is back!
- Bray Wyatt return!
- Long term future of the Shield
- Jinder Mahal vs. Triple H in India
- A broken ring!
- Survivor Series predictions!
- Did Paige return as rumored?

Nov 12, 2017

Showdown Joe and Sean Ross Sapp have a ton of fights and news to cover! Topics include:
- UFC Norfolk post-show!
- Anderson Silva flagged by USADA
- Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway 2!
- Bellator Heavyweight Title Tournament!
- Conor McGregor vs. Ref
- Man vs. woman MMA fight
- Bisping fighting at UFC Shanghai

Nov 9, 2017

James Lynch hosts a solo podcast where he answers all your MMA media related questions

James also talks a bit about his background in the MMA media industry, how he became a fan of the sport and gives some tips.

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Nov 9, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Jimmy Van have a loaded news week to cover! Topics include!
- Chris Jericho to New Japan
- WWE's surprise booking
- Wargames
- Impact tapings
- Hangman Page appears and talks Bullet Club invasion
- Kenny Dykstra appears to talk about Spirit Squad gimmick
- John Cena return
- AJ Styles beats Jinder Mahal!
- Stupid People of the Week

Nov 8, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp, Jeff Hawkins and Anna Bauert are here to talk a huge Smackdown Live! Topics include!
- AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal
- UK Show
- Usos vs. Gable & Jordan
- Survivor Series changes!
- Becky Lynch vs. James Ellsworth
​​​​​​​- Jinder Mahal's run!

Nov 8, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Showdown Joe Ferraro are here to talk all the fallout of one of the most important UFC shows of all time! Topics include
- UFC 217 fallout
- Frankie Edgar joins the show.
- Tyron Woodley says Conor McGregor is getting "free passes"
- Greg Hardy in MMA
- Should Johnson get $2 million?
- Do Joanna and Cody Garbrandt get rematches?
- UFC Norfolk preview
- UFC announces 1Q 2018 events

Nov 7, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp and Alex Pawlowski bring you the best live post-Raw review in the land! Topics include

-Smackdown invasion
- Survivor Series teams announced
- New Tag Team Champions
- Pete Dunne debuts
- NJPW- Chris Jericho
​​​​​​​- WWE Raw

Nov 6, 2017

Sean Ross Sapp is flying solo as he reviews the Impact Bound For Glory 2017 show!

Topics include

- Sami Callihan debuts
- MMA vs. wrestling
- World title match!
- Gail Kim retirement
- Alberto El Patron is back!
- Impact vs. AAA

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