VIP AUDIO 8/5 – The Fix w/Todd & Wade (pt. 2 of 2): Mailbag – Is Warner Media-Discovery merger likely to hurt AEW, Ahmed Johnson’s story, Reigns overrated, Akira Taue, Women’s Wrestling in Japan, Jungle Boy off track, Punk on Sasha, more (98 min.)


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SHOW SUMMARY: In part two of this week’s two-part episode of The Fix with PWTorch VIP analyst Todd Martin and host PWTorch editor Wade Keller, they cover these topics:

  • Tony Khan’s Tweet about being longest-tenured CEO and general AEW bragging
  • What’s the story of Ahmed Johnson in the WWF in the ’90s?
  • Would it be a good move for Paul Levesque to change Raw and Smackdown announcers?
  • Is Roman Reigns in general and the Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar match specifically being overhyped and over-praised?
  • What’s the history behind men and women being in separate companies in Japanese wrestling? Should New Japan have women on their shows in 2022?
  • When was Vince McMahon good at the creative role? What eras were his strengths on display?
  • Pushback on criticism of Jungle Boy’s promos lately and showing arrogance that’s not in step with his presentation and character.
  • Thoughts on C.M. Punk’s comments about Sasha Banks and Naomi with some added historical perspective on Brock Lesnar and Steve Austin.
  • Will Tony Khan calm down and let Dynamite breath a little bit once he presumably has a new bigger TV deal in place?
  • Should AEW be worried about the Warner Media-Discover merger?
  • While Raw is already better thanks to “an absence of irritations,” what big picture changes would still benefit the product?
  • Shouldn’t Akira Taue get more acclaim as one of the four key names of the 1990s and ’90s All Japan classic era?
  • Who would be Wade and who would be Todd in various famous tag teams and pop culture pairings over the decades from a list offered by a listener?
  • Which wrestlers did they think would become big stars who didn’t and which stars became big stars they didn’t think would?
  • Who is their tip to win the English Premier League this year?
  • What are their favorite and least favorite wrestling belts over the decades?
  • In defense of Nick Khan.
  • Thoughts on wrestlers lying or working people outside of the confines of pro wrestling shows.
  • Is Edge accurately depicting the tone of The Brood these days?
  • Is it safe to say Paul Levesque is already showing he will do a better job promoting women wrestlers?
  • Should Dax and Cash replaced Shawn and Marty as the go-to comparison of a standout personality and a secondary personality in a tag team?

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