Sunday, December 25, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 254 - Well The Wrestling Out There is Frightful...

It's our big holiday episode! We discuss this week's wrestling events since WWE managed to squeeze one more out of nowhere PPV on us at the last minute. We also exchange Christmas gifts with each other and enjoy the final days of 2016 wrestling.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 253 - New Day Socks Longer Than Any Other Tag Team

It's a big deal milestone for New Day as they break the record for longest tag team title reign in the history of WWE. And, wonder of wonders, Raw does a really good job letting that monumental occasion actually feel like a monumental occasion.
Also this week, we scramble to run down the Roadblock card for the second Roadblock this year.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 252 - Ripped Pants and Politics

Smackdown closes the year off strong with it's TLC event, showing the world once again that a smaller card where the matches have room to breathe is the way to go for a more satisfying show all around. Plus, as always discussions of the weekly shows.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 251 - Trials of 205 Live

205 Live (i.e. the third hour of Smackdown) premiered this week and we discuss the highlights of the first episode as well as the pitfalls that WWE will have to avoid if they want this new show to be a success.
Also, since TLC is this weekend, we breakdown the card and make predictions for Smackdown's final PPV of the year.
And even though it's a Smackdown heavy week, we have to take some time to discuss Raw since it's one of those rare weeks where Raw had a better show that Smackdown did. (Don't get used to it.)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 250 - Who Squashes the Squasher?

Survivor Series ened a bit unexpectedly didn't it? We discuss the ending, whether or not it was a good idea, and the fallout to Brock vs Goldberg. We also discuss the fallout from other Survivor Series matches as well as looking foward to TLC.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 149 - Fantasy Warfare is a Dumb Name

We've made it to the prediction episode. We've only got six matches on the Survivor Series card (for a four hour show) but those six matches come with a lot to talk about.

Also, the NXT takeover card is discussed as well.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 248 - That Sounds Better

Most of the technical issues from last week seem to have worked themselves out. (Special thank you to sound champ Heather for helping us on that one.) We go through the latest week including Raw, Smackdown, the latest updates for the Survivor Series lineups, as well as more of the non-stop discussion when it comes to the Goldberg/Lesnar match.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 247 - Technical Difficulties Strike Back

Warning: Audio issues plague this episode of CRA throughout, We've done what we could and will be back next week with hopefully an easier to listen to product. Still, we wanted to make the episode available to the CRA competitionists out there. So in this episode we discuss Hell in a Cell and try to get some wrestling talk in, but really Chris is far to giddy about the Cubs which dominate a fair share of the show.
Also look out for Chris and special guest Blair to touch on what is going on with TNA and try to break down the whole legal kerfuffle for everyone.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 246 - A Classy Response to Trashy Ring Attire

On the latest episode of Trashy Ring Attire, the hosts of our sister show took issue with some things we said recently. So in addition to breaking down the Hell in a Cell card, we take some time to respond to them as well.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 245 - POD-cast, POD-cast, POD-cast!

This week the next item on the list of "things that will never happen" happens. Goldberg returns to the ring to announce that he will be facing Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series in November. We also talk Smackdown, the rest of Raw, the lack of PPV this week, and Chris gets distracted by The Cubs.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 244 - The Rematch You've Been Waiting For?

There are a myriad of topics to discuss this week including but no limited to, No Mercy recap and fallout, Goldberg all but confirmed to return and face Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, the prospect of three different traditional SS Elimination Matches this year, and Paige in all of her latest shenanigans.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 243 - No TNA or Mercy

The whole week has had all of us constantly trying to find some scrap of information about the future for TNA and for the TNA library, and whether or not those futures were going to be separate. We also delve into predictions for the second Smackdown exclusive PPV with No Mercy.

Classy Ring Attire 243 - No TNA or Mercy

The whole week has had all of us constantly trying to find some scrap of information about the future for TNA and for the TNA library, and whether or not those futures were going to be separate. We also delve into predictions for the second Smackdown exclusive PPV with No Mercy.

Classy Ring Attire 243 - No TNA or Mercy

The whole week has had all of us constantly trying to find some scrap of information about the future for TNA and for the TNA library, and whether or not those futures were going to be separate. We also delve into predictions for the second Smackdown exclusive PPV with No Mercy.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 241 - Does the Night of Champions Rant Still Work for Clash?

So this is how it's gonna be from now on is it? Every week we're either recapping a PPV or doing a card rundown for the next one? I don't know man, how long you think they're going to try and keep this up?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 240 - All the Non Raw Wrestling Was Awesome This Week

WWE's flagship show was pretty much the least important thing that they did today. Smackdown has its first solo PPV with Backlash, so that's a big deal. Then CWC had it's final and had a inaugural champion on it as well. In one week we have three (four if you count tag team as two) brand new champions in the company. It seems like Raw was hardly worth watching.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 239: Joel Fantasy Books The DC Universe

We've gone all over the map this time. We break down Smackdown's first solo PPV of the new Brand Split, and address the finals of the CWC as well. Chris also announces our first opponent in the r/squaredcircle fantasy football league. And Joel ends the show with a ten minute tirade on how to fix the DC cinematic universe.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 238 - Bro, Do You Even Heel?

This week somehow we spent all of our time focusing on what it takes to be a heel and why some people struggle to get the heel reaction they're supposed to get. For example, this week a heel wrestler won a title after another heel wrestler interfered in the match and attacked all the other opponents. But did the crowd boo that? No, instead we hear a you deserve it chant break out. Why is that? Let's discuss.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 237 - SummerSlam Weekend and Somehow Miz is The Big Story

Another SummerSlam has come and gone which means there's a ton to cover. We've got SummerSlam itself, but also Brooklyn II from NXT, and Raw and Smackdown after that, but somehow, the biggest news story comes from a WWE Network show called Talking Smack (be honest, did you even know that existed?) where The Miz promos his heart out to Daniel Bryan like never before.

Also, host Chris has signed us up for a wrestling fan themed Fantasy Football League this year, so stay tuned at the end while he runs down the CRA lineup and our plans for crushing the competition.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 236: Summer's Big Weekend of Wrestling

Joel returns to right the sinking ship just in time for SummerSlam's big weekend. NXT Takeover Brooklyn II is discussed as well as we head into what should theoretically be the second biggest weekend of the wrestling year.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 235: Joel Couldn't Be Bothered Attire

Joel's gone for the week and we're lucky the whole podcast didn't burn down without him. Special Guest Host Neil steps up to fill in the chair and discuss wrestling with Chris this week.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 234: RIP Brand Split 2016-2016

One week in and we're already having Raw guys show up on Smackdown and vice versa. Ok, obviously that's all SummerSlam related, but really, it's been a week guys. We also discuss NXT and the CWC.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 233 - The Internet Books Raw

It's a new era in WWE? It seems that only yesterday it was a totally different new era because Shane came back. How many new eras are we going to have this year? Anyway both shows seem to be trying to make a lot of buzz their first week out because this episode is filled with more internet candy than online fans ever dared to dream for.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 232: At Long Last The Draft Has Arrived

We have been talking about this day for months and at long last, the WWE draft has arrived, and now it has to share a podcast with a PPV predictions segment. We break down the draft, what it means for the immediate future of both shows, what it means for the long term future of WWE in general and how Battleground and the upcoming Summer Slam may be playing a role as well. mail.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 231: Joel dares to speak ill of NXT

As the Draft creeps closer, we discuss how it's looming presence is having an impact on the weekly show. We also discuss the first episode of the CWC which seems to be met with good reviews all around. Also there's a pretty big match on NXT. It's a pretty great match, both agree on that, but there are some issues with presentation that Joel wants to talk about.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 230: The Next to Last Deletion

Brock's going to fight in the UFC. We talk about that. The Draft inches closer. We talk about that. But we can't avoid it for too long. The main topic of conversation was TNA and the Final Deletion episode. How could it have been anything else.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 229 - WWE vs WCPW: The New Monday Night Wars Have Begun

Sine were back to waiting around till our next PPV on the WWE's end, we spend some time on the brand new wrestling show, WCPW, which you can see on the good old internet. How was their first episode? (We do discuss WWE in this episode as well, but Roman still manages to dominated the conversation despite not even being in the building.)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 228 - Roman Tests Positive for Tater Tots

With Money in the Bank in our rear view mirror, we now look at the aftermath of Dean Ambrose cashing in and we wonder would it have even happened if Roman Reigns hadn't gotten himself suspended. Also, is there such a thing as too much wrestling? Joel explores this ideas as we might be finding out in a couple of months.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 227 - The MitB Prediction Extravaganza

It's a PPV prediction week. We hope you really enjoy those episodes of the podcast because there's about to be a whole lot more of them. Like an extra twelve or so per year. Also on the docket, as we continue to discuss the brand split, Chris poses the question, if you were in charge, who would your first five draft picks be for each show.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 226 - The Great Audio Struggle of '16

The audio gods were against us on this one. From poor balance, to false starts, you wouldn't believe how close we came to not getting you a podcast this week at all. But here it is this week, including our mini segment right in the middle Classy Octagon Attire

Monday, June 6, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 225 - The Ghost of Teddy Long Will Forever Lurk

It's hard not to just spend another entire podcast talking about the upcoming brand split and what it could all mean. After all, Raw has done very little to suggest that it should be the focus of our conversation since it seems that Raw was not so much scripted this week as it was "made up on the fly."
Still we manage to say a bit about Cena and AJ if noting else.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 224 - Lets Split This Popsicle Brand

You'd think will all the talk about how we need to bring back the brand split, we'd have a better pun title ready for when it actually happened.
Anyway, major Smackdown announcement mean that the future of Smackdown is this week's main topic of conversation for the first time in years. You know it has to be a big deal if Extreme Rules fallout has been pushed back to the few final minutes of the show.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 223 - Booing Roman in Person

The CRA boys go to a live Monday Night Raw and report on the crowd in person. Also, predictions for the Extreme Rules card.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 222 - The Grand Tradition of Name Mispronunciation

It goes, as it goes. People are future endeavored, we have to wait a few awkward weeks between PPVs while we struggle for things to talk about, and sometimes we get sidetracked by the smallest, dumbest parts of what we talk about. The New Era feels suspiciously like the old one.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 221 - Payback for Ryback

We've got lots of Payback to talk about an a little bit of Raw fallout afterward. Also, this will likely be the last time that Ryback does something that we really need to talk about in depth, so we make the most of it.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 220 - It's (Almost) Payback Time!

It's a new year full of new predictions, so here we go. Our heroes run down the Payback card as well as talk about a few other major stories that have come out in the past week.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 219 - It's Catch Up Time

Our heroes return to catch up on everything that's happened since their break after WrestleMania. That includes, but isn't limited to a Shawn Michaels interview, more debuts on Raw, Shane getting to be in charge for some reason, Dean Ambrose having a plant friend and a UFC fighter teasing a brand new WWE career.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 218 - Way Too Early Predictions for WrestleMania 33

Recorded after WrestleMania 32, but before Raw the next night, Chris, Joel, and special guest star Blair make predictions for the next year of wrestling including their yearly tradition of trying to predict what the card of WrestleMania 33 will be.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 217 pt1 - Four Days of Wrestling

In what is a Classy Ring Attire first, we have an episode so long that we've had to break it into two parts. 
So, here is the first half of our WrestleMania Weekend Omnibus coverage from NXT on Friday all the way through Raw the following Monday. 
Joining us for the firs time live, is Blair from Trashy Ring Attire who traveled across international borders to be able to bring this mega episode of Classy Ring Attire to you.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 216 - Let The Weekend of WrestleMania Begin

It's finally here. After months of buildup, cheers and boos, teases, and road puns, we've finally arrived at WrestleMania weekend, complete with a rundown of the WrestleMania card, the NXT card for Friday, and everything else that WWE might have planned for this weekend.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 214 - The Exit Ramp to WrestleMania

Roadblock has happened and somehow we are in the exact place where we started. With that happening we honesty begin to wonder what counts and what doesn't in the canon of WWE. And as you know, when you go down that rabbit hole, it takes a good long while to get out.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 213 - The Speed Bump on the Road to WrestleMania

Before we can get to the big show, we first have to wade through Roadblock, the show where nothing happens, because we all already know what the card looks like at WrestleMania, and we don't want to mess that up right?

Monday, March 7, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 212 - I Just...I Don't Even...I Mean...What?

Really, it's not even that we're that invested in the story anymore. And while it's a very bad thing that we aren't invested in the major story during the most important time in the WWE calendar year, in some way it's just a strange thing to watch. How much of the show will continue to bend to attempt to get the reaction that backstage wants? And how do they not see when they're doing their own goals more harm than good?

Monday, February 29, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 211 - Oh Look, The Money Came Back

We do cover Fast Lane here, and the highs and lows of that whole thing, but the real big deal for us to address here, is the fact that on Raw the next night we got the biggest return possible this side of CM Punk

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 210 - Gearing up for the 12th Most Exciting PPV of the Year!

It's almost time. We're almost at the point where we've finally gotten through Fast Lane and can now focus full on the Road to WrestleMania. Just a few more things to discuss, starting of course with wondering exactly why Titus won't be on our televisions for the next two months.

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Classy Ring Attire #209 "Daniel Bryan Group Therapy"

It turned out to be true, Daniel Bryan retired and we all got a punch in the feels during his retirement speech on Raw this week. Now, Joel and Chris do their best to process all of this and pay homage to one of the best wrestlers ever who managed to log in a thoroughly impressive career.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 208: Going Through Motions

We're in this strange limbo now where we have to pretend that there are three possible winners of the Fast Lane main event, when there is pretty much just the one. In other news, is there any other reason to be interested in Fast Lane at all? We're still looking for one. 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 207: A Shovel has Entered the Rumble!

A Royal Rumble has taken place with a great many things happening. We have a new champion. We have AJ Styles as an official WWE wrestler. We have more than one person back in action! It's a whole lot to talk about as the road to WrestleMania officially kicks off. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 206: Rumbling Predictions

We've got a Royal Rumble that needs predicting! So we go down a card where every match is a title match. That's pretty cool, but it sure does point out how useless Night of Champions is as a gimmick. Stupid Night of Champions. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 205 - More Odds for Cena to Overcome

Remember last week when the important news of the week finally happened before the recording of CRA? Well that actually didn't happen, and now we have to cover the OTHER big news story that Cena will most likely not be on the WrestleMania 32 Card.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Classy Ring Attire 204 - New Guys from New Japan

The guys talk about the rumors of four major New Japan wrestling stars heading to WWE in the very near future. Also, Joel tempts fate by talking about how finally the major news of the week has happened before they record for once. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016