The Golden Idol Aaron James

Heels Interview Mr. Emeral Coast

Have you met The Golden Idol Aaron James? Well you’re about to in our newest interview.

Aaron James
The Golden Idol aka Mr. Emerald Coast

Aaron James is an independent wrestler who calls Victory Championship Wrestling his home. Tune in to learn a little bit more about Mr James and his wrestling journey as well as his and our current opinions on NXT, AEW, NJPW, and WWE.

If you would like to contact Aaron James you can reach him by email at bookeltonjames@gmail.com or reach him on Facebook or Twitter @theGoldenIdolAaronJames

Heels of Wrestling is brought to you by co-hosts Markus X. Murden, Esq. and Jose Miranda. Follow us on our social media pages, and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes when they drop.

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Heels: In Memory of Hana, Larry, and Shad

We look back at a tough week in wrestling.

Heels! This week was a tough one, as we lost so much in our community. We lost an up and coming star in Hana Kimura, a stall worth of wrestling journalism in Larry Csenko, and WWE superstar Shad Gaspard. Please join us as we honor them. We then dive into the week in wrestling as usual. And remember, even though we’re heels, we’re still human. Be nice to each other when you can.

Heels of Wrestling is brought to you by co-hosts Markus X. Murden, Esq. and Christopher Thompson. Follow us on our social media pages, and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes when they drop.

If you can’t wait until our next episode, head over to our Heels of Wrestling archives or rewind some of our old episodes on our Soundcloud, iTunes, or any other podcast stations. Peace.

Heels: WWE Money in the Bank 2020 Review Show

The Heels cover WWE’s Money in the Bank 2020 and the fallout on Raw and Smackdown. AEW’s upcoming Double or Nothing is also discussed.

Heels! We’re back this week with our review of WWE’s Money in the Bank 2020 pay-per-view from last week. We also give our opinions on the Raw and Smackdown after shows including WWE’s new brand invitational rule. We also hit on AEW’s Casino Ladder Match and if NXT can get back to being over in WWE.

Heels of Wrestling is brought to you by co-hosts Markus X. Murden, Esq. and Christopher Thompson. Follow us on our social media pages, and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes when they drop.

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WWE’s Money in the Bank 2020 Preview Show

Heels of Wrestling’s 2020 Money in the Bank Preview Show

The Heels are back, and this week, we’re here to break down WWE’s Money in the Bank. This year’s edition of the PPV will be the first time that the Money in the Bank briefcases will be suspended on top of WWE’s Titan Towers for the superstars to grab. WWE’s slated the PPV with a grip of highly anticipated matchups.

Who will both figuratively and literally climb on top of WWE to get their shot of the title? With both the Men’s and Women’s match happening at the same time, how chaotic will the matches become? Listen in below to find out.

Heels of Wrestling is brought to you by co-hosts Markus X. Murden, Esq. and Christopher Thompson. Follow us on our social media pages, and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes when they drop.

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Essential Wresting

Is Wrestling Essential?

Wrestling has carved itself a niche in being the only essential sport actual running; is this good shit for the business?

Heels! Markus Murden and Chris Thompson are back, and this week, we have special guest Nick Scelsa from the Lookback Podcast. We begin by talking about the impact of the “essential” empty arena shows on the wrestling business as a whole and then transition into what we would do to fix the situation. We then delve into the ultimate rumor, would Vince McMahon sell WWE to Disney, and what would change because of it?

We also discuss our predictions and what we’re most looking forward to for WWE’s next pay per view, Money in the Bank.

Tune in and don’t forget to check out the Lookback Podcasts at the link above.

Markus X. Murden, Esq.

Senior Editor and Host of The Heels of Wrestling Podcast. Follow me @MXMurden and @TheHowPod

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The Quarantine Dream or How Wrestling will Bounce Back

The Quarantine Dream or How Wrestling will Bounce Back

Can WWE and AEW Bounce Back after the quarantine of COVID-19?

Heels! We’re starting 2020 speaking about how COVID-19 has put the sports world into a standstill, all except for wrestling. Now is the time more than any for WWE and AEW to reach into their bags of creativity and pull out something fantastic to draw in fans, both new and old.

We also talk about how WWE has evolved over the year from both a casual and hardcore fan perspective. Can WWE’s social media presence and 24/7 Title affect an uptick in the casual audience? Is strapping a new belt onto a celebrity the answer? OR should WWE focus on creating a product with its in-house superstars?

WWE Backlash 2018 Review

WWE Backlash 2018 Review

Did WWE Start their new PPV Schedule off right?

Heels! We’re back, and we’re going over last week’s WWE PPV Backlash. In the first dual-branded B-show PPV WWE’s had since the brand split, there was a lot left to be desired. A show that started with a bang came crashing down. Listen in as we break it down.

Markus X. Murden, Esq.

Senior Editor and Host of The Heels of Wrestling Podcast. Battle Rap aficionado. Follow me @MXMurden and @TheHowPod

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WWE Greatest Royal Rumble Review and Backlash 2018 Preview

WWE Greatest Royal Rumble Review and Backlash 2018 Preview

Heels! We’ve got a lot to break down with you this week. In this episode, we’re serving up our review of WWE’s The Greatest Royal Rumble, and then we swivel into the quickly approaching WWE Backlash set for this Sunday.

Markus X. Murden, Esq.

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WWE Greatest Royal Rumble with Blanco Loco

WWE Greatest Royal Rumble and Blanco Loco

Blanco Loco

Heels! We’re back from our hiatus, and we’ve got Blanco Loco in for a quick interview with us. Blanco has been tearing up the independent scene, and we’re lucky to have him chop it up with us before a show. After Blanco, we delve into WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble happening April 27, 2018, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Who will prevail in this one-time grand event? Tune in and find out.

Markus X. Murden, Esq.

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NXT Takeover: New Orleans Previews and Predictions

NXT Takeover: New Orleans Preview

It’s Mania week, so that means a lot of wrestling going on this weekend, especially for WWE. For the last year, NXT Takeover has overshadowed it’s bigger brother’s events putting on top level matches, including WWE’s latest 5 star match. Will Takeover: New Orleans steal this mania weekend as well?

NXT Takeover: New Orleans Matches

NXT Takeover New Orleans

NXT Championship – Andrade “Cien” Almas (c) vs. Aleister Black: Black finally gets his shot at the NXT title this weekend against el idolo himself, Almas. Black has shown he is one of the best strikers in the world in the ring and has won the favor of a lot of fans over the last year. However, Almas is blazing hot since becoming the NXT champion. His promos have been fantastic, and he’s coming off the back of a 5-star match. This match will be very explosive for the crowd.

I think it’s time to call up Almas to the main roster. Almas already had a showing earlier this year at the Rumble, and I believe that was some foreshadowing. Almas would make a great heel on the main roster, and the roster is very thin of those. Black’s star is on the rise as well, so putting the belt on him to feud with a heel Adam Cole will be incredible an incredible feud.

Predicted Winner: Aleister Black

NXT North American Championship (Ladder Match) – Adam Cole vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Killian Dane vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Ricochet vs. EC3: The debut of the second men’s singles title on NXT will feature a star-studded ladder match including the debut of Ricochet and EC3 in NXT Takeover action.

There’s a lot of guesswork in this match as there are good reasons to put the belt on everyone in the match. Velveteen is rapidly growing in popularity since his feud with Black. Ricochet and EC3 are both very hot signings who would be legitimate champions out of the gate. Lars and Killian would both benefit from winning a title to legitimize their monster status. Adam Cole would be a good champion, but I think they’re saving him for a title feud with Black.

In the end, I think they’re going to put the strap on EC3. I have a feeling that EC3 and Ricochet are going to be fast-tracked to the main roster, and putting a belt on EC3 will jump start that. Velveteen Dream would be my favorite pick to win, and I’d love for them to put the belt on him. However, I can also see Dream feuding with the winner of the belt if he doesn’t take it himself. He’s got some time to grow in NXT, so there’s no need to rush Dream to the main roster.

Predicted Winner: EC3

NXT Women’s Championship — Ember Moon (c) vs. Shayna Baszler: Baszler is taking another shot at the title from Ember Moon. In the first match, Ember was able to counter a Baszler hold into a pin. This time I see it going to the challenger, Baszler. Giving Baszler the belt can help legitimize women MMA fighters in WWE. I’m sure they’re hoping it rubs off on Ronda Rousey.

Ember Moon is main roster ready, and she’s had a great NXT career. Much like Almas in the men’s Royal Rumble, she was called up to participate in the women’s Royal Rumble match, and she had an excellent reception. I expect to see her on the main roster very soon and dropping the strap here would be the first step.

Predicted Winner: Shayna Baszler

Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa (Unsanctioned Match): The first of the what I hope is an intense series between the two.. Ciampa has become arguably the best heel character in all of WWE at the moment with his relentless attack on fans and Gargano. NXT has a gem with this storyline and how it’s played out both on TV and on social media. A feud for the ages, I can’t wait for this match.

I think the first match goes to Ciampa. From a healthy storyline perspective, the next Takeover will be in Chicago, where the ruin of #DIY started, and that calls for a considerable babyface payoff happening there.

Predicted Winner: Tommaso Ciampa 

 

NXT Tag Team Championship — Undisputed Era (c) vs. Authors of Pain vs. Roderick Strong & Pete Dunne: After a grueling Dusty Rhodes classic, we have the Undisputed Era defending against the Authors of Pain and the makeshift duo of Dunne and Strong. Adam Cole is plugging in this match for the injured Bobby Fish.

I think this match will be a fascinating clash of various wrestling styles. The tag matches on Takeovers have historically been fantastic, and this is lined up to do so. I think the Authors will be going to the main roster soon, and I don’t think they need another title run before the call-up. Dunne isn’t glued to NXT so I can’t see them taking it. Undisputed Era needs to be built up strong before their main roster run, so a lengthy titled reign looks nice.

Predicted Winner: Undisputed Era

See you this Saturday, peace.

Markus X. Murden, Esq.

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