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POST Wrestling
Other namesPollock Offsets Ting
GenreSports talk style podcasts
Running time~90 minutes (Raw Reviews / SmackDown reviews)
240 minutes (special Christmas edition)
Country of originCanada
Language(s)English
Home station
  1. Archive.org (October 31, 2017[1] - present)
  2. JohnAndWai4.life (November 17, 2017[2] - present)
  3. POSTWrestling.com (December 24, 2017[2] - present)
StarringJohn Pollock (2017-present)
Wai Ting (2017–present)
Created byJohn Pollock and Wai Ting
Produced by"Espresso" Patrons[3]
Executive Producer for an edition of Rewind-A-Wai
Recording studio"The POST Office", Toronto, Ontario
Original releaseOctober 31, 2017 (First Episode)
December 24, 2017 (launched) – present
No. of series13 series
With 1 future series confirmed
No. of episodes106 total episodes total
As of 3:30am Apr. 9th, 2018
Sponsored by1,668 Patrons[4]
(As of 3:30am Apr. 9th, 2018)
Websitewww.postwrestling.com

POST Wrestling (POST standing for Pollock Offsets Ting) is a Canadian Sports talk style podcasts hosted by John Pollock and Wai Ting, along with their website which also coverers news and events surrounding professional wrestling (such as WWE and NJPW). First premiering on the Archive.org site in October 2017 as a "temporary home" for their podcasts, before moving to "JohnAndWai4.Life" in November.

POST Wrestling was announced on December 15, 2017, and launched on December 24, 2017, with their Christmas show that they had been doing from their days on the LAW. The two temporary podcasts were folded into the Post Wrestling banner, becoming Rewind-a-Raw and Rewind-a-SmackDown, while other former LAW podcasts announced their relaunches under the Post Wrestling umbrella during the show.

History[edit]

Previous home and temporary homes[edit]

Live Audio Wrestling started on May 23, 1997, as an internet radio show covering professional wrestling spaning more than 20 years of history On the morning of October 30, 2017, the LAW issued a statement:

Effective immediately, Live Audio Wrestling (The LAW) is being placed on a short hiatus. The program will be relaunched with a new format in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Live Audio Wrestling, http://fightnetwork.com/law/law-update/ https://twitter.com/LAWradio/status/925117227854127104

This announcement came just fourteen hours after the October 29 edition of The LAW was made available for podcasting. Many fans were caught off guard as the hosts had signed off planning for a big show for the next week, including a returning John Pollock reviewing Impact Bound For Glory and UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre.[5]

It was reported on the Wrestling Observer / Figure Four Online website in Dave Meltzer's October 30 Daily Update that;

Very sorry to report that Live Audio Wrestling has been canceled and John Pollock and Jason Agnew were let go by The Fight Network. It's sad that the Impact acquisition has devastated Anthem's television network, first losing Robin Black and now Pollock, who is the total real deal as a reporter. I've been doing that show every weekend for 19 years and have enjoyed it greatly. John, Jason and Dan Lovranski have been great to work with and I wish the best to all of them

Wrestling Observer

On the October 31 edition of Wrestling Observer Radio Meltzer also stated "The amount of money that their (Anthem) losing on Impact, has led to them doing cuts on the Fight Network" and "All the particulars (Presenters) that were on the show you know, are going to be gone." He went on to speculate that The LAW may be turned into a "Impact promotional show".[6] [7]

Many of the LAW hosts including those from the associated podcasts received overwhelming support from their fans on twitter, including Jason Agnew,[8] John Pollock,[9] Wai Ting,[10] Braden Herrington,[11] "Bartender" Dave,[12] Brian Mann,[13] and Nate Milton,[14] while Chris Charlton,[15] WH Park,[16] Martian Bushby,[17] and Richard Benson[18] publicly thanked The LAW & John Pollock for their opportunities with "Japanese Audio Wrestling" and "British Audio Wrestling" respectively. Oli Court of "British Audio Wrestling" hinted "it's not the end of anything just yet!"[19] and Jojo Remy of "Japanese Audio Wrestling" stated "Not sure what this means for my show. I'll continue to be a strong presence at Voices of Wrestling."[20]

Starting with the day after the shutdown of the LAW, John Pollock and Wai Ting continued to post audio reviews of Raw and SmackDown, under the temporary titles of John Pollock and Wai Ting Review Raw and John Pollock and Wai Ting Review SmackDown, respectively. On their first episode as independent podcasters, both hosts (Pollock had been one of Fight Network's longest-tenured employees, and, at the time of their release, one of the few remaining full-time journalists) discussed the news of being released from Fight Network (also stating that Dan "The Mouth" Lovranski and Jason Agnew were released), thanking their fans for all the support they received, their plans for their "future endeavours", alongside the review of Raw.[21]

After first premiering on the "Archive.org" site in October 2017 as a "temporary home" for their podcasts, episodes also became available on the much more fan friendlier site of "JohnAndWai4.Life" in mid November.

POST Wrestling[edit]

POST Wrestling was announced on December 15, 2017, and launched on December 24, 2017, with their Christmas show that they had been doing from their days on the LAW with many fans consider POST Wrestling to be a spiritual successor of Live Audio Wrestling / The LAW. The two temporary podcasts were folded into the Post Wrestling banner, becoming Rewind-a-Raw and Rewind-a-SmackDown respectively, while during the Christmas show many other former LAW podcasts announced their relaunches under the Post Wrestling umbrella during the Christmas show. Returning shows included Review-A-Wai (Now "Rewind-A-Wai") & Ask-A-Wai, while others like Keep It 2000, the former "whtsNXT", the former "British Audio Wrestling", the former "Japanese Audio Wrestling", have yet to confirm a launch date and the latter three yet to be officially renamed.

It was also reviled that "Bartender" Dave had started his own podcast with Danny Williams titled "Call To Arms Podcast" it focuses on the happier side of wrestling and is not affiliated with POST Wrestling.

Patreon: The POST Wrestling Café[edit]

Since beginning a pro wrestling podcast together in September of 2009 inside of a broom closet (WWF In Your House: Ground Zero '97 for the historians out there), we have grown our single weekly show into a network that was enjoyed by thousands like you. Then, it was a hobby. Now, we want to make it our lives.

John Pollock, https://www.patreon.com/POSTwrestling

Within 24-hours the total number of patrons had easily surpassed the 3 GoalPOSTs set by John and Wai of "1 patron", "50 patrons", & "100 patrons".

Sincerely - thank you to everyone. We've completely shattered any goals we've had and are now at 200 patrons at the time of this writing. We knew we had people who liked to listen to us but this was something we had absolutely no expectations for. Hope you guys are enjoying the Christmas Show and the new site.

Wai Ting, https://www.patreon.com/posts/update-sunday-7-16039547

Wanna thank all of you for an incredible first 24 hours. Our site and Patreon are only a day old and we've almost amassed 400 patrons. I feel like that's gotta be somewhat unprecedented, especially for a wrestling podcast.

Wai Ting, https://www.patreon.com/posts/happy-holidays-16050923

$6: "One Milk One Sugar"[edit]

  • Access the POST Wrestling Café RSS featuring an exclusive show each week:
  • Rewind-A-Wai (bi-weekly retro wrestling reviews)
  • Non-WWE PPV Reviews (NJPW, ROH, Impact)
  • New show ideas we'll be trying for our most dedicated (and forgiving) listeners
  • Access the POST Wrestling Café section of the POST Wrestling Forum where you can leave your feedback for Raw/SD and we'll read it on-air (spelling and grammar permitting)
  • Ask us anything for our monthly Ask-A-Wai Q&A. Your questions will fuel this show!

$12: "Double, Double"[edit]

  • All of the above, plus:
  • POST Production Uncut: We're entering a brand new stage of our lives and we want to document the experience on video. These will be raw video updates that we'll be sending directly from our cellphones. From regular coffee meetings to major milestones, you'll be able to follow our journey here.
  • Digital download of adorable POST Wrestling John & Wai Qooplo Papercraft Figures by Anthony Brennan

$25: "Iced Cappucino"[edit]

  • All of the above, plus:
  • A POST Wrestling Enamel Pin (limited to 100 each)
  • A handwritten POSTcard from John & Wai thanking you for your support
  • A personalized Scott Putski Award Certificate
  • Heavy-stock printout of John & Wai Qooplo Papercraft Figures by Anthony Brennan
  • Must stay on for at least 4 months to receive

$50: "Espresso"[edit]

  • All of the above, plus:
  • As Executive Producer, we will review any wrestling show you'd like for an edition of Rewind-A-Wai
  • Consult with John & Wai over Skype to discuss what you want us to watch
  • Appear on the show (if you wish) to explain what you've put us (and our audience) through
  • We will thank each Executive Producer on every edition of Rewind-A-Wai and on POSTwrestling.com
  • Show requests are taken in order of pledge submission (updates given periodically)
  • Must be an active Espresso patron up until one week before your show's release. The sooner you sign up, the sooner we'll get to your request!
  • (Limited to 30 active spots at any time)

Podcasts[edit]

POST Wrestling[edit]

These Podcasts are POST Wrestling's flagship podcasts hosted by John Pollock and Wai Ting.

Rewind-a-Raw[edit]

John Pollock and Wai Ting review each week's edition of WWE Raw in a separate podcast series, considered to be the spiritual successor of Review-A-Raw. Following the shutdown of the LAW a week later, John Pollock and Wai Ting continued to post audio reviews of Raw under the temporary title of John Pollock and Wai Ting Review Raw. The full-time replacement under the POST Wrestling banner, Rewind-a-Raw, launched on December 25, 2017.

The first episode of "Rewind-A-Raw" featured a slightly re-worked edition on Colby John's Review-A-Raw song, who won a song contest in 2015. [22]

Rewind-a-SmackDown[edit]

John Pollock and Wai Ting review each week's edition of WWE SmackDown in a separate podcast series, considered to be the spiritual successor of Review-A-SmackDown. Following the shutdown of the LAW later that week, John Pollock and Wai Ting continued to post audio reviews of SmackDown under the temporary title of John Pollock and Wai Ting Review SmackDown. The full-time replacement under the POST Wrestling banner, Rewind-a-SmackDown, launched on December 27, 2017.

The first episode of "Rewind-A-SmackDown" featured a slightly re-worked edition on THE iDENTiTY CRiSiS' Review-A-SmackDown song, who won a song contest in 2016. [23]

WWE & NXT PPV Reviews[edit]

Filling the void following the LAW's axing and POST Wrestling's launch, three post-PPV shows were added to "JohnAndWai4.life". They covered the events of "NXT Takeover: War Games (2017)", "WWE Survivor Series (2017)", and "WWE Clash Of Champions (2017)". These Podcasts continued under the POST Wrestling banner beginning with "NXT Takeover: Philadelphia (2018)[24], Takeover reviews were moved under the upNXT section beginning with "NXT Takeover: New Orleans (2018)"[25].

MMA Reviews[edit]

On January 13th 2018 John Pollock's hosted his first MMA show (under the POST Wrestling banner) where he was joined by MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani for the 2018 MMA Prediction Show. Also since January's UFC 220 their has been a monthly MMA show covering all the results of that weekends UFC card and all the major news.

Specials[edit]

  • POST Wrestling Christmas Show

John Pollock and Wai Ting host a yearly holiday special where they catch up with host of the networks other shows, friend of the show, and even listen to the annual fan's jingle contest. It's considered to be the spiritual successor of the Review-A-Wai Christmas Special, and launched on December 24th, 2017.

  • The End of Year Awards

The End of Year Awards (Also known as their two part names of "The Best of the Year" & "The Worst of the Year") can be traced back to it's previous incarnation under the LAW podcast family. This time host's John Pollock and Wai Ting are joined by Dan "The Mouth" Lovranski & Jason Agnew for the two yearly specials. It was announced during the Christmas Show that both shows would be free to all fans, and would air on the following two sundays (after the Christmas show). The Best of show launched on December 31, 2017, with the worst of being launched on January 7th, 2017.

  • Breaking News Audio

Only added for major breaking news stories involving the worlds of pro wrestling and mixed martial arts. So far only two podcasts have been issued, one covering "Vince McMahon Announces XFL Return"[26] and the other covering "Daniel Bryan cleared by the WWE"[27].

  • "NJPW Preview shows"

To Be Added

POST ROUNDTABLE[edit]

  • To Be Added

POST Wrestling Café[edit]

Exclusive podcasts available to the Patreon supporters of The POST Wrestling Café. Details at www.postwrestlingcafe.com.

Rewind-A-Wai[edit]

John Pollock and Wai Ting review older wrestling events in a separate podcast series, considered to be the spiritual successor of Review-A-Wai. The first episode under the POST Wrestling banner launched with the review intended for the announced episode from October, "Survivor Series (2005)" on December 29th, 2017.

NJPW Reviews[edit]

To Be Added

Ask-A-Wai[edit]

The Ask-A-Wai name can be traced back to two previous incarnations under LAW podcast family, firstly from 2009 to 2011 then secondly from 2015 to 2016. The series will be monthly and feature John Pollock and Wai Ting in where they answered questions submitted by fans regarding pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.

Though originally questions were opened to everyone in its previous incarnations, moving forward questions can only be asked from Patreon supporters of POST Wrestling.

WrestleMania Road Diary[edit]

To Be Added

Spinoff series[edit]

These podcast are hosted my members of the greater POST Wrestling family, they are free to listen/download and each comes with their own iTunes feed.

Keep It 2000[edit]

In December 2016, Brian Mann and Nate Milton began a new podcast, Keep It 2000 (billed as "A Podcast On A Pole"). They embark on the worst decision of their lives – fully chronicling every WCW Nitro from the year 2000. Often considered the worst time period for any major wrestling promotion, these 52 episodes could prove to be the thing that finally breaks these podcasting brothers apart.

Episode 22, and the final episode of Keep it 2000 as a LAW podcast was posted on October 14, 2017. As part of the Post Wrestling launch in December 2017, it was announced that Keep it 2000 would continue under the Post Wrestling umbrella, with the relaunch occurring on January 18th, 2018, with a special announcement and episode 23 premiering on February 1st, 2018. The entire back catalogue of episodes are now available on POST Wrestling.

British wrestling Experience[edit]

Martin Bushby, Oli Court, & Richard Benson review European wrestling in biweekly edition's in a separate podcast series, considered to be the spiritual successor of British Audio Wrestling. The series under the POST Wrestling banner was launched on January 17th, 2018.

upNXT[edit]

Braden Herrington & Bartender Dave review each week's edition of WWE NXT in a separate podcast series, considered to be the spiritual successor of whts NXT. The series under the POST Wrestling banner debuted March 22nd, 2018[28]

Future Podcasts[edit]

The status of the future episode being classed as "Free podcasts" or "Patreon exclusives" is yet to be announced.

"Japanese Wrestling Review"[edit]

  • Launch date to be announced.

Chris Charlton, WH Park, & Jojo Remy review Japanese in bimonthly edition's in a separate podcast series, considered to be the spiritual successor of Japanese Audio Wrestling. The series under the POST Wrestling banner was confirmed during the Christmas Show, but its name or launch date has not yet been announced.[29]

End of Year Awards[edit]

Awards are given over the course of two episodes: the Best of episode, typically the last episode of the year under consideration or the first episode of the following year, and the Worst of episode, awarded the first week without a pay-per-view event after the Best of episode. Each host of the show nominates a pick in each category, and may also name "ties" (&) and "honourable mentions" (h/m) in each category.

Both John Pollock & Wai Ting were officially joined Jason Agnew & Dan "The Mouth" Lovranski to hand out their Best of Awards & Worst of Awards. The awards were first given out for the 2017 calendar year.

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archive.org". Wai Ting. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b John Pollock [@iamjohnpollock] (November 16, 2017). "We have corrected the issues, should be able to stream and download the shows at www.johnandwai4.life/" (Tweet). Retrieved December 27, 2017 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?c=1362437&rid=2227949
  4. ^ https://www.patreon.com/POSTwrestling
  5. ^ "Oct. 30 Edition of The LAW feat. One Man Gang & Dave Meltzer - Fight Network". FightNetwork.com. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  6. ^ [http://www.f4wonline.com/daily-updates/daily-update-raw-ratings-law-njpw-junior-tag-team-tournament-245381 Daily Update: Raw ratings, The LAW, NJPW junior tag team tournament By Dave Meltzer (Oct 30, 2017 4:09 pm)]
  7. ^ "WOR: Talent update, cuts, RAW recap, Survivor Series teams, more!". f4wonline.com. October 31, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  8. ^ Jason Agnew [@AgnewJason] (October 31, 2017). "Thank you for all of your LAW support yesterday. Please stay tuned to my social media to see what we're doing..." (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ John Pollock [@iamjohnpollock] (October 30, 2017). "I just want to say that I won't ever forget the outpouring I received on Monday & you will never know how much that meant to me. Now then..." (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Wai Ting [@wai0937] (November 2, 2017). "Wanted to thank everyone for the messages and support these past few da2s. More motivated than ever. #BRAUNSMASH #ImNotFinishedWithYou" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Braden Herrington [@TheBrayD] (October 30, 2017). "I have had the opportunity to be apart of the @LAWradio family since 2012, and these guys have been my big brothers. Thank you. What's next?pic.twitter.com/MMjltu1ATj" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ "Bartender" Dave [@BartenderDave74] (October 30, 2017). "I dance with those who brought me to the dance. @AgnewJason @iamjohnpollock @wai0937 @TheBrayD I love you all. #HOORAY!!! #HereAndWaiting" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Brian Mann [@BrianMaxMann]. "all the KEEP IT 2000 love is honestly humbling. most important thing for @N8Mozaik and I is to find a stable place to finish the experiment" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter. Missing or empty |date= (help)[dead link]
  14. ^ Nate Milton [@N8Mozaik] (October 30, 2017). "While we appreciate the #KeepIt2000 love, there are larger issues @ hand regarding the LAW news. After Pollock speaks, then we'll talk. pic.twitter.com/NPgLMSSGfi" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ Chris Charlton [@reasonjp] (October 30, 2017). "End of an era at @LAWradio . Eternally grateful to @iamjohnpollock for hours of entertainment & lending a platform that opened doors for me" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ WH Park [@whpark9] (October 31, 2017). "Thanks @iamjohnpollock for the opportunity of J.A.W. that myself, @reasonjp and @jojo_runs had the pleasure of working on" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Martian Bushby [@bushby01] (October 30, 2017). "Just want to say a huge thanks to @iamjohnpollock for giving me @BensonRichardE & @AnotherOli a fantastic opportunity. Sad to see it go" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  18. ^ Richard Benson [@BensonRichardE] (October 30, 2017). "Proud to have been even a small part of @IamJohnPollock @AgnewJason @wai0937 @TheBrayD 's empire. They're the best & will land on their feet…" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ Oli Court [@AnotherOli] (October 30, 2017). "Thank you Martin, Benno and John. I'm certain it's not the end of anything just yet!twitter.com/bushby01/status/925132887334309888 …" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ Jojo Remy [@jaudiowrestling] (October 30, 2017). "Not sure what this means for my show. I'll continue to be a strong presence at @voiceswrestling" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ John Pollock & Wai Ting (October 31, 2017). "Oct. 31 John Pollock & Wai Ting Review Raw". Retrieved November 2, 2017 – via Internet Archive.
  22. ^ https://www.postwrestling.com/2017/12/26/raw-review-12-25-17-rollins-jordan-win-tag-titles-cena-returns-commercial-free/
  23. ^ https://www.postwrestling.com/2017/12/27/smackdown-review-12-26-17-rusev-day-in-chicago-us-title-tournament-shane-costs-styles-victory/
  24. ^ https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/01/28/nxt-takeover-post-show-with-john-pollock-braden-herrington-and-bartender-dave/
  25. ^ https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/04/08/upnxt-4-8-18-nxt-takeover-new-orleans-post-show/
  26. ^ https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/01/25/breaking-news-audio-vince-mcmahon-announces-xfl-return/
  27. ^ https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/03/20/breaking-news-audio-daniel-bryan-cleared-by-the-wwe/
  28. ^ https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/03/22/upnxt-3-22-18-a-new-beginning-adam-cole-vs-kassius-ohno-roderick-strong-finds-a-partner/
  29. ^ https://www.postwrestling.com/2017/12/23/the-post-wrestling-christmas-show-2017/

External links[edit]

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