|The guys talk about the early days of the nWo on the podcast this week|
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Show: Cheap Heat
Episode: Sept. 5, 2014
Run Time: 53:03
Summary: There’s a bit of talk about RAW, a callback to last week’s episode focusing on obscure wrestling memorabilia, Peter Rosenberg explains how he’s been using the WWE Network to catch up on early nWo-era episodes of Nitro he missed experiencing the first time around and then the back half is devoted to answering listener emails.
Quote of the week: “Who the hell is Ice Train?” — Peter Rosenberg
Why you should listen: Thankfully the RAW talk is brief. It’s mildly interesting to hear Rosenberg react to Nitro with the perspective of a modern fan who never really lived through at least the first part of the Monday Night Wars. The listener questions are sort of amusing, if not particularly insightful.
Why you should skip it: Rosenberg lays on his heel shtick awfully thick. Any talk about the Labor Day RAW is too much talk. David Shoemaker is relegated to little more than an accessory role. And ultimately, because nothing in this episode will make you think about wrestling, past or present, in anything resembling a new way, which is supposed to be the point of hearing these guys opine on the topic.
Final thoughts: The best thing to say about this episode is it probably won’t make you angry, as other installments have been known to do. That said, you’ve almost definitely got better ways to spend 53 minutes.