Category Archives: Bryan Hughes

Fitz and Bryan Ruin the Classics: Episode 11 – Not Jumping Jeff Farmer

War Games.  Hearing that name makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up and take note.  A match so brutal, so big, so violent, it can only be contained in not one, but two rings and a … Continue reading

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Fitz and Bryan Ruin the Classics: Episode 10 – Who is the King of Cable?

To celebrate the tenth episode of Fitz and Bryan Ruin the Classics, we’re going with one of the legitimately better matches of the entire series.  Sting vs Vader!  Fighting for… a pointless title.  The King of Cable.  I don’t know … Continue reading

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The Poison List (4/24/2012)

Sponsorship & Product Placement in Modern Pro Wrestling: A Timeline by Bryan Hughes 1984: Capitalizing on its popularity, shortly after the Kaufman-Lawler feud, local business buys advertising time on Mid-South Wrestling, opts only to air 30-second spot of a racial … Continue reading

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School of Roc: Class Wars – Why You Should Care About Next Week’s Finale (And You Should)

There’s a habit I have that annoys the hell out of my friends.  When it comes to TV shows, I tend to get interested in them far too late.  Sometimes, it’s by choice; other times, sheer ignorance.

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Fitz and Bryan Ruin the Classics: Episode 9 – Foley, Funk and a bunch of Japanese fellas

No, seriously, does anyone else crave barbecue?  Bryan and Fitz hop a flight halfway around the world and back to the mid-90s to bring you the footage you’ve seen countless times in the WWF during the Attitude era.  But have … Continue reading

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The Poison List (4/12/2012)

British Musical Group or 1980’s AWA Tag Team Champions by Bryan Hughes The Fortunes The Troggs The Sheiks

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Fitz and Bryan Ruin the Classics: Episode 8 – Funk, Sandman, Tommy, Raven, the bWo, and a high electric bill

It’s…. EXTREME…. -ly dangerous to bankruptcy!  Fitz & Bryan check out the cardboard, newspaper, paste and popsicle sticks that held up ECW for much of its run, which brings us to arguably the most pivotal point in its life: the … Continue reading

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“Holy S***, This Happened?” Tonight at 10pm ET!

Hey guys, just a reminder to check out our new weekly live program, “Holy S***, This Happened?”, where the IRM guys take you on a journey into the depths of YouTube to remind you that you haven’t seen everything in … Continue reading

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The Poison List (4/5/2012)

Suggested Replacements for Meltzer’s “Five Star” Rating System by Bryan Hughes The much more precise 85-star System Dartboard Homeland Security-Inspired, Color-Coded Threat of Good Match Advisory System 0-5 Mae Young-birthed Thumbs Up IsThisMatchHotOrNot.com Mr. Happy’s Chuckle Meter (thanks, Fitz) The … Continue reading

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Fitz and Bryan Ruin the Classics: Episode 7 – Flair vs Sting, Final Nitro

Ric Flair vs Sting – Monday Nitro, March 26, 2001 Coming off the Mania obsession, Fitz and Bryan look at a match that happened 11 years ago, and set in motion a lot of what we currently see in professional … Continue reading

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