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What a Maneuver! is a podcast about classic wrestling. The show’s hosts, Joe Drilling and Eric Allen, are two crazy men who plan to watch every episode of WWF Raw and WCW Nitro from 1997, in order, then podcast about what they’ve seen.

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What a Maneuver 89: Slim Jim Presents Ass Biting

The boys are joined this week by Joe’s buddy and friend of the show, Ryan Foster. He’s with us to talk about Slim Jim’s Halloween Havoc 1997 and the 10/27/97 Raw and Nitro. We discuss a surprisingly good pay-per-view with a not surprisingly great mask vs. title match and a staggeringly awful main event. Also included: Vince McMahon declares there is no racism in WWE and the Atlantic declares The Rock is not black. (Editors note: This was recorded during a livestream of old NES wrestling games, so if we randomly interject about old videogames, you know why.)

Click here for promises of no Sting, but then Sting anyways because fuck it.

What a Maneuver 88: Chumpanzee

We are BACK! This episode covers the October 20th, 1997 episodes of WWF Raw and WCW Nitro. We discuss: Jeff Jarrett’s return to the WWF, the potential of a Scott Norton vs. Ray Traylor blindfold match, the WWF’s liberal use of racism, and WCW’s liberal use of the phrase “down the line”.

Click here to count the clusterfucks!

What a Maneuver 87: Dead Snakes Still Bite

This week we cover the October 13th, 1997 episodes of WWF Raw and WCW Nitro! This description is going to be cut short because I have a Sting infestation I need to deal with ASAP. Looks like they’re multiplying… 2 becomes 4 becomes 8 becomes 16 becomes 32 becomes 64 becomes 128 becomes OH GOD HELP

Click to HISSSSSSSSSSSS

What a Maneuver 86: The Stop Sign on Your Highway to Eternity

The boys take on the 10/6/97 episodes of Raw and Nitro! We hear the first utterances of “suck it” and “Triple H,” as well as witness a horrible, horrible Bret Hart promo and an inappropriate interview with Brian Pillman’s widow. In spite of all of that, these two shows are actually pretty decent. Also featured: a digression about soft-corn porn and the perils of getting your hands on porn in the pre-broadband age.

Click here for a sophomoric wedgie, I suppose!

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