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Joey loves wrestling. Nick loves wrestling. Stephen hates wrestling. Join us every week for You Should Love Wrestling, a podcast where Joey Clift, Nick Gligor and a special guest try to convince Stephen Perlstein to love professional wrestling. From the greatest classics and even some clunkers, they tackle matches and promos from WWE, WWF, WCW, NJPW, NXT, ROH, Lucha Underground and beyond, all in an effort to create another pro wrestling fanatic.

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This week, the boys welcome Ryan Tweedy (Nebraska Corn Huskers documentary Through These Gates, Fish Out of Water Podcast) to the show to talk all about the match billed as the “The Ultimate Challenge”: Hulk Hogan vs The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania VI for both the Intercontinental and WWF Championships. Then, everyone has a big laugh watching Hulk Hogan rock along to a confusing montage i...
To get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, Joey, Nick and Stephen sit down to break apart the complete lack of logic in the WWE Studios-produced horror movie “Leprechaun: Origins” with the help of Joan Ford (UCB Theatre, Cracked, “Killing It: The Action Girl's Guide to Saving the World”). Everyone spends most of the time wondering who the characters are, where the hell Hornswoggle is and co...
This week, the boys welcome guest Alex Hoffman (Dreamworks Animation) to the show to discuss the 1998 NBC television special “Exposed! Pro Wrestling's Greatest Secrets”, a program which sought to reveal all the behind-the-scenes details of the business. Everyone mocks the “Trash TV” tone of the show quite and bit and suddenly no one can stop talking narrator Nick Bakay’s “EXPOSED!” v...
Joey and Nick did the unthinkable… AGAIN! That’s right: they dragged Stephen out to the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA to witness a live episode of WWE Monday Night Raw! The boys enjoyed the show with a number of previous guests and friends of the show in great seats, so Stephen was able to get an up-close experience to dish out his thoughts on Kevin Owens, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar’s video address to Goldberg and more, as well as $14 margaritas and a very disappointing Blaze pizza. Then, Joey and Nick also rave about the HOSStacular clash between The Big Show...
This week, the boys welcome Nicky Urban (Comedy Girl Crush, Femmebot PHD, Late Nightmare with Emily Candini) to the show to take a look back at the “Career Threatening Match” between Shawn Michaels and his idol Ric Flair - a match that would eventually signal the end of the Nature Boy’s in-ring WWE career. Also, Nicky reveals what it was like to be at the “Showcase of the Immortals” live...
In this Bonus offshoot conversation from our Jake “The Snake” Roberts episode, the boys and guest Erik Barnes (Ranker.com, Afterbuzz TV) further elaborate on what constitutes “Ring Psychology” for Stephen, and how it may or may not relate to improvisational comedy.   For full show notes, including links to watch matches, go to BoardwalkAudio.com/YouShouldLoveWrestling Follow us on Twitter @YSLWpodcast Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/YouShouldLoveWrestling/ Email us at YouShouldLoveWrestling@Gmail.com    ...
This week, the boys welcome comedian Erik Barnes (Ranker.com, Afterbuzz TV) to the show to look back on the storied career of the charismatic master of the DDT, WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts! Joey, Nick and Erik show Stephen a retrospective of Jake’s career highs in the ring, as well as his masterful promos, his infamous lows outside of the squared circle, his quest towards rede...
In this special bonus content piece, You Should Love Wrestling unearths a lost, totally real treasure referenced in this week’s episode with guest Gene Augusto (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, CBS Diversity Showcase) for the very first time: an intense reading of Margaret Wise Brown’s ‘Goodnight Moon’ read by “Macho Man” Randy Savage.   Follow us on Twitter @YSLWpodcast ...
Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air, so this week the boys welcome their good friend Gene Augusto (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, CBS Diversity Showcase) back to the show to explore one of wrestling’s greatest love stories: the romance of “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth! Known to be a tumultuous relationship both on-screen and off, Gene walks Joey, Nick and Stephe...
This week, the boys welcome pro wrestler Derek Smith, better known as Cereal Man (former DDT Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight champion, Hoodslam, Freakshow Wrestling) to the show to talk all about an insane mostly pre-taped 2009 match between Mecha Mummy and Japanese wrestling legend Minoru Suzuki. Then, everyone also watches a brief clip of Cereal Man himself in action. Also, Nick and Joey try to hel...
It’s the final installment of RUMBLE WEEK! The fans have been suggesting it for a while now, so in this episode, Stephen joined Nick and Joey at their apartment along with a number of previous YSLW guests and friends of the show to watch the 2017 Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Stephen mainly worked on his laptop for the entire show up until the actual Rumble match, which everyone mainly loved until the very last entrant. Plus, everyone talks about what this event means for future storylines building up into WrestleMania 33, as well as how previous threads were brought back into the fold and teas...
As Rumble Week continues, we thought it’d be appropriate to bring you the grandaddy of ‘em all: REQUESTLEMANIA! In the third installment of this continuing fan request series (in which Nick declares Stephen to have a streak of “0-2” so far), the boys first watch a recent bout that pitted Cedric Alexander against the “Golden Star” Kota Ibushi from WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic. Also, Jo...
There’s no stopping Rumble Week now, and today the boys welcome comedian and world’s biggest Fastball fan Chet Wild (Laughs on Fox, Unpopular Opinion Podcast) to the show to talk all about the WWE Championship title match between Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle from WrestleMania XIX. Chet comes in hot right off the bat, wanting to get to the bottom of the psychology behind Stephen’s hatred for w...
Rumble Week rolls on, and in this episode the boys welcome Nick Mundy (Screen Junkies, Conan, Adam Ruins Everything) to the show to talk all about the 2015 bout at WWE Elimination Chamber between the NXT Champion at the time Kevin Owens and the US Champion John Cena, particularly the shocking ending that ensued. Also, Mundy elaborates on being BFFs with the Rock, working for Chris Jericho, sings t...
Rumble week continues and in this episode and the boys welcome Asterios Kokkinos (“Toys "4" Cheap: The Magic of Toys Will Shut Up Your Child”, Screen Junkies) to the show to talk all about some of wrestling’s greatest promos! Stephen gets a crash course in the art of cutting a good promo by watching classics from Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior, while also getting a glimpse of newer standouts from the Miz, Mark Henry and more. Then, Joey and Nick talk about the current state of promos in WWE, while Asterios also gives everyone a lot to think about. Plus, Stephen accidentally starts...
Rumble Week continues, and Justin Donaldson (UPROXX, Tournament of Nerds at UCB) is back for a Part 2 to elaborate on yesterday’s episode, this time discussing the actual WWF Championship match at Survivor Series 1997 between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart that ended in the “Montreal Screwjob”. Along with Joey and Nick, Justin tries to stress Bret Hart’s character strengths to Stephen, parti...
It’s day two of Rumble Week and in this episode, the boys welcome back friend of the show Justin Donaldson (UPROXX, Tournament of Nerds at UCB) to dissect the fascinating documentary “Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows”, a film that chronicles Bret Hart’s last year in the WWF, all culminating with the infamous “Montreal Screwjob” at Survivor Series 1997. Also, Joey, Nick and Justin tr...
To celebrate the Royal Rumble and kick off YSLW’s Rumble Week, the boys welcome Maddox (The Best Page in The Universe, New York Times Bestseller “The Alphabet of Manliness”) to the show to talk about Randy Savage vs Ultimate Warrior in a 1989 Title-For-Title match at The Boston Garden, which also features an absurd amount of flexing by Rick Rude. Also, everyone watches the 2014 Monster’s B...
In this episode, the boys welcome Aaron Moles (WWE Swerved, Channel 101, Our RoboCop Remake) to the show to talk all about the recently resurrected feud between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar by taking a look back at their disappointing bout at WrestleMania XX in 2004 and then comparing it to their shocking yet surprisingly logical Survivor Series 2016 rematch. Joey, Nick and Aaron also try their very ...
This week, the boys welcome Danielle Radford (Tights and Fights Podcast, Maximum Fun) to the show to discuss the ultimate underdog Daniel Bryan’s journey to winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXX. First, everyone discusses his against-all-odds win over WWE COO Triple H to qualify him for competing in the main event later that night. Then, Joey, Nick and Danielle try t...
The merciful end of 2016 is finally here, and while the world has seen its share of ups and downs, Joey, Nick and Stephen want to forget about all the bad, focus on only the good times and revisit the VERY BEST of You Should Love Wrestling 2016! The boys take a look back at the show’s first year, highlighting all of the incredible guests, unforgettable AND forgettable matches, recurring characte...
In this very special Christmas miracle episode, Stephen ends up tracking down “Santa’s Slay” writer & director and former Brett Ratner protégé David Steiman (Red Dragon, Rush Hour 2) on Twitter, and swiftly invites him onto the show to a record a follow-up to the last edition of YSLW (featuring now yet AGAIN returning four time guest Joan Ford) to talk all about about the holiday horro...
The holidays are just around the corner, and this week the boys welcome back friend and guest Joan Ford (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - Los Angeles, Cracked.com, “Killing It: The Action Girl’s Guide to Saving the World”) for a record third time to talk all about the 2005 movie Santa's Slay starring Bill Goldberg! Also, Nick reveals that he's never heard of the "pinching" tradition on St. Patrick's Day, a revelation that completely blindsides Stephen. Plus, everyone talks about the movie's strange relationship with Judaism, as well as the concept of brown toilet paper, wiping, and Joe...
In a special career retrospective episode, the boys welcome Jason Wayne Christian (Angie Tribeca, You’re The Worst) back to the show to discuss the legacy of Big Van Vader, who recently announced that he has health issues. From his days in WCW and WWE to his legendary run in Japan, Joey, Nick and Jason try to clue Stephen in as to what made the super heavyweight such an international star while and why he remains such a respected name in the business - both inside and outside of the squared circle. Follow us on Twitter @YSLWpodcast Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/YouSh...
It’s the inaugural edition of YSLW Pro -the all new real wrestling promotion presented by Joey Clift, Nick Gligor & Stephen Perlstein of You Should Love Wrestling- emanating live from the Pack Theater in Los Angeles! In this exciting show, White Oak Jr. takes on Percy the Prowler to determine who will be the first ever wrestler to hold the YSLW Pro World Championship title belt! But that’s...
This week, the boys welcome Jacquis Neal (Mess Hall Night @ UCB, Dramedy) to the show to revisit the huge WWF title match between Triple H and The Rock from Backlash 2000, which also saw Stone Cold Steve Austin return to a deafening pop. Then, Nick and Joey show Stephen Chris Jericho’s classic and highly regarded 1999 WWE debut  on Monday Night Raw. Also, everyone discusses the origins of the ...
It’s Thanksgiving Day, so YSLW is wrapping up this year’s look back at WWE’s classic and not-so-classic holiday moments in the third and final part of their “Thanksgrappling” series! In this episode, the boys take a trip down memory lane as they revisit some of WWE’s most ridiculous food fights while catching a glimpse of Superstars of yore including Low Down, Tiger Ali Singh and even Luther Reigns in a rather “legendary” pea-centric segment. Plus, Joey makes Nick and Stephen’s minds melt when he reveals the 100% legitimate bombshell that he’s “very new to using gravy.”...
This week, the boys welcome their pal Jesse Klein (Afterbuzz TV, Haymaker) to the show to talk all about the SummerSlam 2005 bout between “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels and the “Immortal” Hulk Hogan - a match made (in)famous due to Michaels’ effort to mock Hogan by overselling every move. Also, Nick and Joey show Stephen  HBK’s Larry King/Hogan parody video and also the moment wh...
Thanksgiving is almost here as YSLW continues their look back at WWE’s classic and not-so-classic holiday moments in Part 2 of their “Thanksgrappling” series! In this episode, the boys revisit WWE’s infamous “Gravy Bowl” matches while discussing the legacies of the female wrestlers involved in them and how far the Women’s division has come since. Matches include a 2001 bout between Stacy Kiebler and Trish Stratus for the WWE Women’s Championship, and Jacqueline vs Ivory from 2002. Plus, Jerry Lawler’s affinity for “puppies” during the Attitude era inevitably comes up, as ...
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, YSLW presents a look back at WWE’s classic and not-so-classic holiday moments in Part 1 of their “Thanksgrappling” series! In this episode, the boys revisit what is widely referred to as quite possibly the worst moment in WWE ever: the debut of the Gobbledy Gooker! Joey and Nick explain how the Gooker was supposed to be a mascot for kids, while Stephen really admires “Mean” Gene Okerlund’s attempt to get the character over. Plus, everyone reflects back on their younger years, and embracing gaffes and failures, which leads to Nick talking ab...
This week, the boys welcome Dan Black (The Comedians of Wrestling Podcast, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Adam Ruins Everything) to the show to talk all about Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31, which featured Seth Rollins’ surprise Money in the Bank cash-in at the end of the match. Then, Nick and Joey make Stephen get squeamish again when they show him Lesnar busting open Randy Orto...
It happened again: Stephen went to a live wrestling match! This time, Joey and Nick dragged him out to see NXT Live at the Hollywood Palladium. In addition to seeing some taped Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic semi-final matches, the boys also got to see some of NXT’s biggest stars including Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, Asuka, Tye Dillinger, DIY, Ember Moon and more plus a drop-in from Kota Ibushi! Also, Stephen gives his thoughts on the crowd, the energy, the chants and all the in-ring action, plus discussions about discussions with wrestlers, friends and previous YSLW guests in ...
The rumors are true and the unthinkable has happened: Stephen went to his very first ever real, live wrestling event - and HE got the tickets! Joey and Nick were there to witness history as the boys all head off to see Lucha VaVOOM live at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. Everyone shares their thoughts on the matches that featured wrestlers like Joey Ryan, Rey Horus, El Presidente, The Crazy Chickens and more. Then, the boys break down the other elements of the show including the comedy bits, the musical performances, the circus-like spectacle and the VaVOOM itself: the burlesque acts! Plus, ...
With the 2016 Presidential election/Apocalypse right around the corner, the boys welcome Joan Ford (UCB Theatre, Cracked, “Killing It: The Action Girl's Guide to Saving the World”) back to the show to take a hard, retrospective look at Donald Trump’s “run” in WWE. From giving away millions of dollars and treating women terribly on national TV, to his WrestleMania Hair vs. Hair stipulated match and being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, these events serve as just another strange chapter in the life of a man who could become the leader of the free world. Also, the public finally has...
It’s almost Halloween, and this week the boys watch yet another VERY spooky, scary, confusing WWE Studios produced movie: “Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery” with their friend and fellow Boardwalk Audio podcast host Mark David Christenson (I Will Watch Anything Once, Conan, Feeding Mr. Baldwin)! Also, everyone tries to dissect the logic of the film’s “WWE City” and it’s side character...
It’s another REQUESTLEMANIA, and the boys once again sat down to watch matches and clips suggested by the fans! First, everyone discusses Max Landis’s recent short “Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling”, a popular web video that tries to encourage non-fans and casual viewers to like wrestling - a battle that Joey and Nick are well aware of. Then, the boys revisit a bloody bout that kept Stephen up late that night: the WWE Championship match between Eddie Guerrero and JBL from Judgement Day 2004 - one that saw Eddie accidentally botch a blade job when he sliced an artery in his head instead of a...
It’s the second LIVE edition of You Should Love Wrestling, emanating once again from the Pack Theater in Los Angeles! This month, Joey and Nick decided to show Stephen WWE Raw’s recent string of Braun Strowman Squash Matches by enlisting the help of Rachel Evans (AfterBuzz TV, CreepShow Comedy, Snarled), Shane Hartline (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rock of Ages) and Cameron Rice (Geek & Sundry, Tiny...
To get in the Halloween spirit, Joey, Nick and Stephen sit down to break apart the complete lack of logic in the WWE Studios-produced horror movie “Leprechaun: Origins” with the help of Joan Ford (UCB Theatre, Cracked, “Killing It: The Action Girl's Guide to Saving the World”). Everyone spends most of the time wondering who the characters are, where the hell Hornswoggle is and comparing th...
This week, the boys welcome Geoffrey Golden (The Devastator Press, National Lampoon, Cracked) to the show to talk all about big, crazy comedy wrestling matches by bringing in a 2013 DREAMWAVE Wrestling match that pits Colt Cabana against Shockwave The Robot, as well as a couple of insane over-the-top clips from Kaiju Big Battel. Then, Joey and Nick decide it’s time to play yet another rousing ga...
This week, the boys are honored to welcome to the show current Lucha Underground star and three time WWE Tag Team Champion (a title he once held for a record-setting 331 days alongside partner Brian Kendrick), the rakishly handsome Paul London! Paul sits down for a very open, intimate conversation to talk all about his time coming up in the wrestling business, as well as acting, struggles, success...
This week, the boys welcome Matthew Brian Cohen (Lifescrapers: Tall Stories of American Lives, Cool Shit/Weird Shit at UCB) to the show to discuss a match that he saw in person: the 2007 Ring of Honor Manhattan Mayhem II bout that pitted Bryan Danielson against Takeshi Morishima in what many called the Match of the Year. Then, the conversation gets heated when Joey and Nick show Stephen the clip w...
This week, the boys welcome the knowledgeable former PWG commissioner Bobby Ramos AKA Dino Winwood (developer of the upcoming indie wrestling video game “Saturday Knights”) to the show to discuss the hard hitting 2013 bout between Katsuyori Shibata and Tomohiro Ishii from NJPW’s G1 Climax 23. It also just happens to be 9/11 and Bobby’s birthday! Also, Stephen comes to terms with the differ...
It’s the first LIVE edition of You Should Love Wrestling, emanating from the Pack Theater in Los Angeles! This month, Joey and Nick invite friends of the show Rachel Evans (AfterBuzz TV, CreepShow Comedy, Snarled), Eric Moneypenny (FOX ADHD, AOK, The Midnight Show) and Chad Damiani (Former WCW Announcer, JETZO, the "Fruit Ninja" movie) to come watch TNA Impact’s “THE FINAL DELETION” and to try to convince Stephen to love wrestling in their biggest effort yet. They also get some help from ring announcer Matt Mazany (Gay of Thrones, Funny or Die) and even good old JR himself Jim Ross (Gr...
This week, the boys welcome Championship Wrestling from Hollywood’s own “First Progenitor of Hyperoptimism” Ty Matthews (Smosh, Afterbuzz TV) to the show to discuss the CHIKARA Four-way elimination match between Kota Ibushi, El Generico, Nick Jackson and Jigsaw from King of Trios 2009. Then, Nick announces the Kickstarter he’s starting for whatever “Butthole Waveform” is, while residen...
The boys of You Should Love wrestling did a preview of You Should Love Wrestling LIVE! At PackCon on July 23, 2016. As a quick preview of what the You Should Love Wrestling Live Show will be, Nick and Joey, showed Stephen and a full audience a clip of Psycho Sid Breaking his leg. You can see You Should Love Wrestling LIVE this this Saturday, and every Second Saturday of the month at 10:30 PM at the Pack Theater. Right before us is Del Closed fist, which is Long form improv comedy, with professional wrestlers, which features previous guest Joshua Lassman. Come out for an incredible night of...
In the third installment of “3 Matches of Foley”, guest Joshua Lassman (Del Closed Fist, Man vs. Improv, The Hopefully Chris Pratt and Shane Hartline Show) not only brings in Triple H & Cactus Jack’s Street Fight from the 2000 Royal Rumble (which he attended) but some Broken Skull IPA beer to boot! Also, Stephen analyzes the bounce of barbed wire, the Spanish announce table and more. Plu...
In the second installment of “3 Matches of Foley”, the boys welcome Cameron Rice (Geek and Sundry, Tiny Muscles, The Pack Theater) to the show to discuss The Rock and Mankind’s I Quit Match for the WWF title from the 1999 Royal Rumble - a match famous for Mick Foley’s 11 brutal, unprotected chairshots to head. Also, Stephen gets his first inside look at what Foley’s family was thinking w...
This week, the boys are very excited to welcome former WCW announcer Chad Damiani (JETZO, the upcoming “Fruit Ninja” movie) to the show to discuss the 1989 WWF feature film “No Holds Barred” starring Hulk Hogan, and it’s incoherent “story” which was mainly rewritten by Vince McMahon and Hogan himself. Plus, Chad discusses many wacky road tales from his days in WCW, including mismanagement and clueless booking, iron-clad contracts, backstage politics, promos, Kevin Sullivan, that time when Chuck Palumbo and Shawn Stasiak kept pushing backstage for a mountain gorilla to be their ma...
This week, the boys welcome former WWE writer and comedian Matt McCarthy (Conan, @Midnight, the We Watch Wrestling Podcast) to the show to discuss what may very well be the most famous (and infamous) wrestling match of all time: The Undertaker vs Mankind at WWE Hell in a Cell 1998, which is met mostly with abhorrence by Stephen. Also, Joey and Nick are ecstatic to discuss the Tommy Wiseau-level qu...
This week, the boys welcome writer, producer and improviser Edgar Momplaisir (Buzzfeed, Frenemies Podcast) to the show to take a special look at the career of JTG and Shad Gaspard, collectively known as Cryme Tyme - whose antics were billed by WWE as “an attempt at SNL-style humor”, to which Stephen takes particular offense. Also, everyone examines the racial stereotypes presented throughout their run and especially dissects an infamous RAW in-ring segment featuring a George W. Bush impersonator. Then, Joey and Nick further break down the use and misuse of comedy in wrestling, especially t...