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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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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 ...
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...
In this week’s episode, the boys welcome comedian and former Pro Wrestling Torch writer Mike Roe (89.3 KPCC) to the show to discuss the iconic triple threat World Heavyweight Championship match from WrestleMania XX between Chris Benoit, Triple H and Shawn Michaels. Joey and Nick also use the opportunity to fill in the blanks for Stephen regarding the real life Benoit family murder/suicide traged...
This week, the boys welcome Rachel Evans (AfterBuzzTV, CreepShow Comedy, Snarled) to the show to discuss The Bullet Club (AJ Styles & Kenny Omega) vs. CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura & Yoshi-Hashi) from NJPW’s New Year Dash 2016 event. Also, Joey and Nick show Stephen the “World's Largest Food Fight” from this past July 4th edition of RAW which, as usual, highlights how truly delightful Kev...
This week, the boys welcome Janel SantaCruz (Key & Peele, The Midnight Show, Twitch.tv) to the show to discuss the entire 2016 Royal Rumble match - a thing that Stephen actually had to sit through - and how it has affected current WWE storylines. Joey, Nick and Janel also declare their mutual love for the endlessly entertaining Kevin Owens + they talk The Wyatts, Chris Jericho, the debut of AJ Styles and more. Then, everyone, including Stephen vents about the booking of (“the”) guy Roman Reigns after watching a video compilation featuring questionably scripted and delivered promos. Plu...
This week, the (honorary Cream)boys welcome wrestler Ryan Nemeth (Former NXT/FCW Superstar Briley Pierce, Author of “Hardbody: How to Be One”, Fitness celebrity) to the show to discuss the excellent 2011 match-up between Kana and Serena from SMASH.17. But that’s not all: Ryan also brings the inside scoop on his brother Dolph Ziggler’s incredible Money in the Bank briefcase cash-in to win t...
In our most controversial episode yet, the boys welcome Leroy Patterson (Freakshow Wrestling, America’s Got Talent) to the show to talk all about the one video that Stephen absolutely REFUSED to watch: the infamous 1996 accident from ECW known as the “Mass Transit Incident” in which an untrained non-wrestler lied his way into a brutal match against New Jack and then accidentally got arteries...
This week, guest Shane Hartline (Rock of Ages, Jimmy Kimmel Live) joins the boys to discuss a recent match that caused quite a stir in the world of professional wrestling: the highly acrobatic face-off between Ricochet and Will Ospreay at NJPW’s Best of the Super Juniors XXIII. Shane also discusses his previous life as a young pro wrestler and how it led him to comedy. Plus, Joey and Nick show S...
This week, the boys welcome Amanda Meadows (The Devastator Press, “We Don’t Think You’re Racist”) to discuss the endlessly entertaining trio of Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E: The New Day! Joey and Nick gush about how “Booty” they think the New Day ISN’T, thanks much in part to the group’s charisma and how over Francesca the Trombone is. Also, Stephen tries to convince everyone to love Kombucha. Amanda and Joey enjoy it, but Nick is beside himself and rages because he thinks Kombucha is “bullshit”.   Follow us on Twitter @YSLWpodcast Like us on Facebook...
In this week’s episode, the boys welcome their good friend Gene Augusto (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre) to the show to discuss WWE’s entire dramatic Lita/Kane saga. The storyline, which spanned the better part of 2 years, and also involved Trish Stratus, Matt Hardy, Edge and the infamous Gene Snitsky. Stephen has particularly strong opinions about Snitsky kicking a baby. Joey and Nick can’t stop adding more videos to the episode but they claim it’s “not their fault.” Also, Stephen tries to convince everyone to like a rather sobering “The Fallen of World War II” infographic v...
In our 10th episode, Joey and Nick enlist the help of the delightful Willy Roberts (WWE Swerved, Community, Channel 101) to discuss an excellent Prince Puma vs Cage match from season 1 of Lucha Underground, a promotion which Stephen has admitted in the past to almost actually sorta kinda liking in a way. Then, the boys dissect the commitment shown by the performers and the crowd during the popular...
On perhaps the most heated episode of YSLW yet, Joey and Nick bring in wrestling fanatic Jason Wayne Christian (Angie Tribeca, You’re The Worst) to discuss the DDT Max Bump 2009 Tag Title match pitting Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) against Danshoku Dino & Yoshihiko, a blow-up doll, which makes Stephen completely irate. Jason discusses his time job shadowing Harley Race (for o...
In this Bonus episode, Joey & Nick had Stephen watch a bunch of wrestling entrance videos in an effort to convince him how theme songs, pyrotechnics, spectacle and energy automatically affect the mood of a match; and Stephen’s favorite MAY shock you! Also, the boys somehow find themselves wandering down a rabbit hole where they argue about army fatigues, pleated khakis and the “official” colors of KKK uniforms.   Follow us on Twitter @YSLWpodcast Like us on Facebook Email us at YouShouldLoveWrestling@Gmail.com...
This week, the boys welcome their pal Sam Brown (The Whitest Kids U’Know, WWE Swerved) to discuss his favorite match of all time: the 1992 Royal Rumble Match. Stephen gives everyone his impassioned thoughts on Ric Flair’s cartoonishness and dad bod physique while agonizing over why in the hell it’s so hard to simply throw someone over the top rope. Then, Joey and Nick present the infamous “Vader’s White Castle of Fear” segment from WCW. Plus, everyone reveals their hypothetical finishing moves and Stephen tries to convince everyone to love running marathons. It’s also established...
In this very special Bonus episode, the boys decide to give back to the fans by watching two fan requested matches from social media… it’s REQUESTLEMANIA! Joey, Nick and Stephen discuss the exciting Jeff Hardy vs The Undertaker Ladder Match from Raw in 2002; followed by the comparatively lo-fi 2014 PWG bout pitting the World’s Cutest Tag Team (Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan) against The Young Bucks in Guerilla Warfare. Plus, everyone has to suffer through a couple of minutes of Jeff Hardy’s band Peroxwhy?gen. Follow us on Twitter @YSLWpodcast Like us on Facebook Email us at...
In this week’s episode, Ify Nwadiwe (@Midnight, White Women) joins the boys to discuss one of his favorite and also most traumatizing matches: Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker from the 1998 Royal Rumble for the WWF Championship. What does Stephen think of this casket match between two wrestling titans? Also, Joey and Nick continue their never ending quest to convince Stephen that blood in wrest...
For this Bonus episode, Joey and Nick showed Stephen “Aztec Warfare II” from season 2 of Lucha Underground, but the conversation also quickly turns to a number of other topics including Joey Ryan’s YouPorn plex, Mae Young giving birth to a human hand and much, much more. What does Stephen think of this highly stylized, mega-produced living, breathing Wrestling comic book/TV show? What does he think of the weirdness from the other clips? Listen and find out! Follow us on Twitter @YSLWpodcast Like us on Facebook Email us at YouShouldLoveWrestling@Gmail.com...
Joey and Nick enlist the help of Taylor Orci (Comedy Central’s Broken People, Fox ADHD’s Golan the Insatiable) to help open Stephen’s eyes to the world of Women’s wrestling by watching the groundbreaking Bayley vs. Sasha Banks 30 Minute Iron Man Match from NXT Takeover Respect. What does everyone think of a Women’s match headlining a special event for the first time in WWE history? Also,...
The boys watch and discuss some clips from former WWE World Tag Team Champion & Money in the Bank winner Damien Sandow’s career. Joey and Nick are certainly in the corner of this highly underrated Superstar who shines in any position he’s put in - from portraying the Intellectual Savior of the Masses to his John Cena-induced slump to his rebirth as Damien Mizdow. Does Stephen think the same? Does he have an appreciation for this mishandled talent? Find out! “YOU’RE WELCOME”!   Follow us on Twitter @YSLWpodcast Like us on Facebook Email us at YouShouldLoveWres...
In episode 5, the boys welcome Justin Donaldson (Uproxx, UCB's Tournament of Nerds) to discuss the legendary Bret Hart vs "Stone Cold" Steve Austin match from WrestleMania 13. What does Stephen think of the match that many consider to be the birth of the Attitude era? Does he care what that is? How much do Joey and Nick love Austin 3:16? Also, they discuss Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, who inevi...