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Burgundy and Gold Hour Season 3 episode 15

I think its supposed to be episode 14, but hey…who’s counting. Either way we are back to recap the loss to the Eagles on Monday night football. The Skins are losing players at a rapid rate, Pryor was benched from his starting role, and ESPN has a crush on Carson Wentz. Can the Redskins still get a wild card spot? The only bright spots were Kirk and the kicker. After the break we get into your twitter questions, we say goodbye to RFK Stadium and we get into the Nationals not re-signing Dusty Baker.

Burgundy and Gold Hour Season 3 episode 13

After the Bye and a Win over the 49ers, Matt and Rick are back to recap and get you ready for the Monday night match-up vs the Eagles. First we get into the season ending injuries to John Allen and Dustin Hopkins. After the break we open up the Twitter mailbag to answer your questions and of course we get into the Nats playoff woes.

Burgundy and Gold Hour Season 3 episode 12

Well the Skins couldn’t pull out the victory over the Chiefs on Monday Night Football, however there is still an excitement about the potential of the team. Rick and Matt cover every aspect of the game, we get into the defense, Cousins, and the resurrection of Vernon Davis.  Unfortunately its not all positive, we have to get into all the injuries from Monday night and how they will affect the team going forward.  After the break we get into your Twitter questions and talk about how far the Nationals can go in the playoffs this year.  Thanks for sticking with us through the technical issues we had this week, and since its a bye we are off next week.

Burgundy and Gold Hour Season 3 episode 11

Coming off a huge win on Sunday night, Matt and Rick are here to let you know it was not a dream. Yes the defense was outstanding, are they that good or was it a fluke? Cousins and the offense was almost perfect, are they hitting their stride? We answer all these questions and we get into the Monday night game against Kansas City. We also answer your twitter questions and talk about the things that only interest Matt and Rick.

Burgundy and Gold Hour Season 3 episode 10

This week on as the Washington Redskins World turns, Matt and Rick get into the Cravens scenario and the RG3 twitter rants about Santana Moss. After the drama we talk about the win over the Rams and get you ready for Sunday against the Raiders. After the break we get into your tweets and talk about the 30 for 30 Documentary about the 1987 Redskins Scab team.

Burgundy and Gold Hour Season 3 episode 9

A new season, another Redskins loss. It’s not the way that we wanted to season to start, so we are here to recap for you. First we look at the poor performance by Kirk, the run game, and the offensive line. There were some positives in the loss, we cover Zach Brown and the play of the Secondary. After the break we answer your twitter questions, preview the game against the Rams, and get into the Nats division win.

Burgundy and Gold Hour Season 3 episode 8

Are you ready for some real football? Well we got you covered! Get ready for the start of the regular season with the Burgundy and Gold Hour. We dive right in and discuss the S’ua Cravens situation and we give you our thoughts on the final 53 man roster. Of course we get you ready for the opener against the Eagles and give you our predictions. After the break we get into your twitter questions and talk about all the upsets this week in college football.

Burgundy and Gold Hour Season 3 episode 7

Week 3 of the pre-season is in the books and we begin the show with breaking news of Phil Taylor suffering a leg injury and being placed on IR. We get into comments made by Kirk at his press conference after the Bengals game, and talk about if Kirk and Pryor are on the same page yet. After the break we preview Tampa (yeah right) get to your twitter questions and talk about what is interesting us this week.

Burgundy and Gold Hour Season 3 episode 6

After another mediocre game against the Packers, Matt and Rick are back to discuss a few of the hot topics around the Redskins. First we get into a column Rick wrote a few weeks back that answers if Gruden is the new Norv Turner. We get into the loss of Spencer Long, and give you our picks to make the 53 man roster. After the break we talk McGregor vs Mayweather, the eclipse and even talk about Colin Kapernick.


Around the Ring with TCB “Summer Slam Edition”

Around the Ring with TCB “Summer Slam Edition”

By Tom Block contributor to Gut Wrench Radio



SummerSlam, the WWE’s second biggest PPV, is descending on Brooklyn NY this Sunday evening. You have a kickoff show starting at 5 p.m. ET and the main show starting at 7 p.m. ET. There’s so many matches with this co-branding event, let’s get down to the matches and the predictions.


Cruiserweight Championship — Akira Tozawa (c) vs. Neville (Kickoff Show)

I’ll be honest, I’m one of those who doesn’t pay much attention to this division. Neville has done a tremendous job as the champion but it’s clear his time has come with the surprising decision to have Tozawa win on RAW. The rematch occurs and I can’t see a reason to do another title switch. I wouldn’t be surprised if Neville moves up the card. 

Prediction: Tozawa

 Jason Jordan & The Hardy Boyz vs. The Miz & The Miztourage (Kickoff Show)

Strung together at the last minute since the Hardy’s had no challengers with Scott Dawson out with injury and you could tell Monday night on RAW this was probably going to happen. Make no mistake, Jason Jordan isn’t getting the rub WWE hoped for with this stupid Kurt Angle story. The Miztourage is too good to be in this match. WWE still wants to ride on this train with Hardy’s and Jason.

 Prediction: Hardy’s & Jordan

SmackDown Tag Team Championship — The New Day (c) vs. The Usos (Kickoff Show)

I love The New Day and the crowd loves The New Day. Don’t get me wrong, The Usos have very much stepped up into this role of being a great heel tag team but they just aren’t there yet for an extended run. You had them win clean against TND on Smackdown Live so I don’t see the title changing hands. The rivalry will continue though.  

Prediction: The New Day

Big Show vs. Big Cass with Enzo Amore

This is a match that should be on the kickoff show. The shark tank gimmick is stupid. Unless a heel turn from Amore is coming, I hope this is quick. 

Prediction: Big Cass and his big dumb entrance music

Randy Orton vs. Rusev

Remember when everyone thought Rusev would be a legit world title contender before his injury? Good times. Him and Lana have something in common in storylines, and that’s being losers and terrible gimmick’s. Orton isn’t jobbing on another PPV to someone who isn’t going anywhere currently. 

Prediction: Orton

SmackDown Women’s Championship — Naomi (c) vs. Natalya

Naomi has not been a great woman’s champ. The only GLOW I’ve been feeling is GET LANA OFF WRESLTING the champ for zero reason, which has set up where we are today. That and these multi-women matches for contenders.  Anyway, Natalya wins and I don’t think Carmella comes out and cashes in her MITB. Seems too obvious but if she does I bet she Baron Corbin’s it. 

Prediction: Natalya

John Cena vs. Baron Corbin

Corbin got the LOL emoji’s after Tuesday night’s failed cash in. Corbin doesn’t excite me as a champion so I’m glad he doesn’t have that briefcase. If the rumor of Cena going to RAW is true, then give the win to Corbin for the heat as he “got rid of John Cena on SD Life” narrative. 

Prediction: Corbin

Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt

The demon king finally has been awoken for this match. He lost clean to Bray on Monday night so I see no reason to go for all this trouble in getting Balor in his makeup to loss again. I wouldn’t mind seeing this result create a new supernatural heel tag team. 

Prediction: Balor

Raw Tag Team Championship — Sheamus & Cesaro (c) vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins

Sheamus and Cesaro have done a great job as tag champs. Probably far exceeding anything I ever expected when it first came up. That time has come for them to drop the titles. You’ve had a tremendous build up to Ambrose and Rollins reuniting. I don’t see the WWE throwing a curve after all that. 2/3’s Shield winning seems like the direction needed and the money draw would be fantastic. 

Prediction: Shield Reunion

Raw Women’s Championship — Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks

I’m happy this isn’t Bliss vs Bayley. I’m tired of Bayley. Her character is stale and watered down. This match is now the two best women on the Raw brand in a title match I really don’t know who to pick. I could see Bliss winning and staying as champ for a few more months and Banks getting her chance to really shine as champ. I just don’t see WWE done with Bliss in the spotlight but Banks wins in some fashion that keeps Alexa hunting her down. 

Prediction: Banks

United States Championship — AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens with Shane McMahon as the special guest referee

Here’s a wild statement – there will be controversy in this match. This will easily be the match of the night. And as much as I enjoy them, this is where the train needs to stop. AJ needs to retain and move on with KO probably fighting Shane in an upcoming PPV. 

Prediction: AJ

WWE Championship — Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Everyone who reads the dirt sheets, knows the WWE is coming up on a tour of India and the biggest draw for that money will be the Canadian Mahal. I love how Nakamura has been built up since his main roster debut. He deserves to be in the title spotlight but I can see Jinder continuing to sell the narrative that he needs to cheat to win. These two will continue on and I’m willing to bet after the India tour, the title will change. 

Prediction: Mahal

Universal Championship — Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman vs. Samoa Joe

I want nothing more than Samoa Joe to win this match. That’s a guy who has since day one on the main roster, done what has been needed to make him a legit top heel threat. I don’t see Lesnar losing and at the same time there’s too much money to be made on a Lesnar – Strowman match. Roman Reigns can go away. I feel bad for Joe in all of this because of how deserving he is. 

Prediction: Lesnar