• Hit the Books: Season 4 Summerslam Special FINALE!!!

    On this FINAL episode of Hit the Books, it's time to celebrate our 3 year anniversary with the PPV that started it all, Summerslam! Here is the card for this episode:

    Pre-Show: Roderick Strong, Timothy Thatcher & Shemus vs Mastiff, Shinsuke Nakamura & Humberto Carillo in a 6-Man Elimination Tag Team Match

    Pre-Show: Chad Gable vs Johnny Gargano vs Angel Garza for the United States Championship

    Drew McIntyre vs Jinder Mahal in a No DQ Match

    Charlotte Flair & Natalya vs Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke for the Women's Tag Team Championship

    Piper Niven vs Shayna Baszler for the Smackdown Women's Championship in an Extreme Rules Match

    One Nation vs LLC vs Lee & Ricochet vs Rated RKO for the Raw Tag Team Championship

    Roman Reigns vs Goldberg for the WWE Championship

    New Day vs Authentic in Title vs Team Match

    Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch for the Raw Women's Championship

    John Cena vs Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship

    AND a grand RANDOMIZER UNLOAD!

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    1h 4m | Aug 21, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 41

    Ryan and Mikey are back with another episode of Hit the Books! Join them this week as they put together the go-home shows of Raw & Smackdown heading into Summerslam! Things are heating up when:

    Over on RAW, Roman Reigns put out an open challenge to get ready for his match against Goldberg. Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks make their match official until Rhea Ripley has something to say. Finally, the 4 teams in the Fatal Four Way Raw Tag Team Championship face head to head in an 8-man tag team match!

    Over on Smackdown, Charlotte Flair & Natalya warm-up before they defend their championships at Summerslam. Shayna Baszler gets extreme. Finally, Bianca Beliar puts her Money in the Bank briefcase on the line against Toni Storm!

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    54m | Aug 20, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 40

    Ryan and Mikey are back with another episode of Hit the Books! Join them this week as Summerslam starts to take shape with two weeks until the PPV! Things are heating up when:

    Over on RAW Angel Garza calls out Johnny Gargano and United States Champion Chad Gable! Roman Reigns and Goldberg sign the contract to make their match for the WWE Championship at Summerslam official! Finally Rhea Ripley takes on Beck Lynch to see who can become the number one contender to Sasha Banks and the RAW Women's Championship!

    Over on Smackdown Piper Niven opens up the show to make sure Shayna Baszler knows who she's dealing with. Bianca Belair goes head to head with Toni Storm after Storm ruined Belair's cash in attempt! Finally Authentic take on The New Day and if New Day wins they get a shot at the Smackdown Tag Team Championships!

    Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action and remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better!

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    1h 26m | Aug 13, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 39

    The retirement tour continues as Hit the Books gets closer and closer to Summerslam! This week things are heating up as the PPV comes closer and closer and tensions are flaring!

    Over on RAW Goldberg confronts the team of One Nation, more specifically the head of the table Roman Reigns. Rhea Ripley teams up with the returning Becky Lynch to take on the team of Liv Morgan and RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks. Finally in the main event Chad Gable takes on Johnny Gargano in a bout for the United States Championship and the name Mr. Wrestling!

    Over on Smackdown 3 huge debuts onto the Smackdown roster when Io Shirai, Zelina Vega, and Harry Smith all have their first matchups in Smackdown! Charlotte Flair and Natalya are hungry for challengers for the Women's Tag Team Championships and no one seems to want to answer, until a certain women's team from RAW has something to say that is. Finally in the main event Shinsuke Nakamura and Humberto Carillo take on Timothy Thatcher and Sheamus in tag team action!

    Tune in for the Final Bookdown as Hit the Books makes its final run! Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action and remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better!



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    1h 14m | Aug 6, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 38

    This week on Hit the Books things continue to heat up as Ryan and Mikey draw closer and closer to Summerslam! They have some awesome cards lined up this week for you to check out.

    Over on RAW The Man Becky Lynch opens the show and her welcome back is rudely interrupted by the RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks. A Huge debut from NXT makes his way up to RAW to challenge Mr. Wrestling and United States Champion Chad Gable. Finally in a huge main event Keith Lee and Ricochet take on the team of Jake Atlas and Bronson Reed.

    Over on Smackdown Shinsuke Nakamura takes on Roderick Strong's challenge to get a shot at the Intercontinental Championship, can he stand up to Sheamus and Thatcher in the same night? Smackdown Women's Champion Piper Niven gets confronted by Shayna Baszler and Ms. Money in the Bank Bianca Belair during an interview. Finally Kevin Owens has a bone to pick with the recently returned John Cena.

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    45m | Jul 30, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 37

    This week on Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey return from Money in the Bank and have their sights set on Summerslam! With such a big PPV on the horizon Mikey and Ryan find ways to ramp up the chaos! They also have some pretty big news about the future of Hit the Books! Anyway,

    Over on RAW a WWE Hall of Famer makes a surprise return to confront Roman Reigns and the rest of One Nation. Bobby Lashley searches for revenge against MVP, Ali and Alexander when he goes one on one with Cedric. Finally in the main event a RAW Women's Championship match takes place when Sasha Banks takes on Rhea Ripley!

    Over on Smackdown two debuts from the NXT roster join the blue brand. Roderick Strong lays down a challenge to anyone who wants a shot at his Intercontinental Championship. Finally in the main event Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens go head to head once again in a Money in the Bank rematch!

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    52m | Jul 23, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Money in the Bank PPV Special!!

    On this special episode of Hit the Books it's finally time for the Money in the Bank PPV Special!! Ryan and Mikey have been booking towards this for weeks and it's finally time to see who will walk out and Mr. and Ms. Money in the Bank! The cards stacked up to look like this:

    Pre Show: Authentic vs. Viking Raiders Samckdown Tag Team Championships

    Men's MITB Match

    Tommaao Ciampa vs. Dominik Mysterio vs. Ricochet vs. King Corbin vs. Keith Lee vs. Finn Balor vs. Angel Garza vs. Sheamus

    Dave Mastiff vs. Roderick Strong Intercontinental Championship

    Piper Niven vs. Sonya Deville Smackdown Women's Championship

    Chad Gable vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ Roode United States Championship 20 Minute Ironman Match

    The LLC vs. Ali & Alexander w/ MVP

    Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens Universal Championship

    Women's MITB Match

    Candice LeRae vs. Bianca Belair vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Liv Morgan vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Carmella vs. Mandy Rose vs. Toni Storm

    Tune in to this Money in the Bank special to see who leaves with those coveted briefcases!

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    1h 16m | Jul 18, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 36

    On this week's episode of Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey book their final RAW and Smackdown before Money in the Bank! With the PPV being literally right around the corner tune in to see how all the feuds and storylines these two have been building play out!

    Over on RAW A huge triple threat is taking place when Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, and Liv Morgan take each other on in a triple threat match! Of course the last mixed tag team qualifying match to determine the last two competitors in the MITB match! Mandy Rose and Angel Garza fulfill destiny when they team up to take on Drew McIntyre and Tamina! Lastly in a giant main event Keith Lee teams up with Ricochet to take on the team of Roman Reigns and Tomasso Ciampa!

    Over on Smackdown, the last two MITB qualifying matchups are taking pace to determine the last two competitors on the Smackdown side! AJ Styles is set to take on Sheamus and Natalya goes head to head with Nikki Cross! Michael Cole conducts a sit down interview with the #1 Contender for Dave Mastiff's Intercontinental Championship Roderick Strong. Finally to close out the show Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins take part in a contract signing to make their match for the Universal Championship official!

    Tune in to check out the go home show to the Money in the Bank special which comes out this Sunday! Remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better and subject the loser to the dreaded randomizer!



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    55m | Jul 16, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 35

    On this week's episode of Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey are inching closer and closer to Money in the Bank! As the PPV draws near see how these two bookers take on the build around it!

    Over on RAW more mixed tag team MITB qualifiers are taking place when Ricochet and Liv Morgan take on Jinder Mahal and Nia Jax, and Keith Lee and Rhea Ripley team up to take on Bronson Reed and Asuka in another qualifier! Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke find Angel Garza to possibly strike a deal with him? Lastly LLC Explodes when Bobby Lashley takes on Cesaro!

    Over on Smackdown there is also more MITB Qualifying action when Naomi takes on Carmella and Finn Balor takes on Karrion Kross! The Viking Raiders continue their domination of the Smackdown Tag Team division and call out Authentic. In a shocking turn of events after winning her qualifying match last week Shayna Baszler confronts Smackdown Women's Champion Piper Niven!

    Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action and remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better and subject the loser to the dreaded randomizer!



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    46m | Jul 9, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 34

    On this episode of Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey are full throttle on their way towards Money in the Bank! Things are heating up especially with the help of the randomizer! 

    Over on RAW Rated RKO come together again for the first time in years to take on Ali and Alexander! LLC looks like it's having some trouble when Cesaro goes out on his own and MVP doesn't take it well. To close things out there is a huge surprise main event you won't want to miss!!

    Over on Smackdown King Corbin and Rey Mysterio go head to head once again but this time the chance at a spot in the MITB ladder match is at stake! Dave Mastiff calls out Roderick Strong, and Seth Rollins wants a shot at Kevin Owens but a certain someone isn't ready to let that happen!

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    1h 2m | Jul 2, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 33

    Ryan and Mikey are back from the Hell in a Cell special and are here to book the return home show! Not only that, Money in the Bank is also right around the corner and it's time for them to sink they're booking claws into it!

    Over on RAW Paul Heyman announces that RAW is going to be sticking with Adam Pierce's idea of mixed tag team matches to determine who will compete in the Money in the Bank matches! Rhea Ripley, Asuka, and Mandy Rose team up to take on the team of Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler and Tamina. In a huge main event the RAW Tag Team Championships are on the line when One Nation take on Lucha House Party!

    Over on Smackdown GM Paige is doing things a little differently and holding a series of Mens and Womens singles matches to determine who gets spots in the Money in the Bank matches! Toni Storm explains her terrible actions from Hell in a Cell and a new tag team on the Smackdown Roster has their sights set on new Smackdown Tag Team Champions Authentic!

    Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action and remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better and subject the loser to the dreaded randomizer!



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    48m | Jun 25, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Hell in a Cell Special!!

    It's time for Ryan and Mikey to tackle the Hell in a Cell PPV special! They've been building for weeks getting ready for this, let's see how all the storylines play out at Hell in a Cell comes to you!


    The card stacked up to be:


    Balor & Styles vs. Authentic Smackdown Tag Team Championships


    Karrion Kross vs. The Fiend Hell in a Cell Match


    Roderick Strong vs. Mastiff Intercontiental Championship


    Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai Raw Women's Championship


    Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens Universal Title Match


    Chad Gable vs. Tommaso Ciampa United States Championship


    Sonya Deville vs. Piper Niven w/ Storm Smackdown Women's Championship


    Roman Reigns vs. Keith Lee WWE Championship & Hell in a Cell Match


    Tune in and listen to the Hell in a Cell special and see who comes out on top!



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    1h 9m | Jun 20, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 32

    This week on Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey book the go home show to Hell in a Cell! On their last shows before the PPV see how Ryan and Mikey pull their cards together and get some awesome feuds out of it!


    Over on RAW things get kicked off with a Battle Royal to determine the number 1 contender for the United States Championship! Io Shirai goes 1 on 1 with Mandy Rose with the RAw Women's Champion Rhea Ripley on commentary. Finally Keith Lee gets his hands on One Nation when he takes them on in a gauntlet match! See who comes out on top and more this week on RAW.


    Over on Smackdown an irate and confused Dave Mastiff opens the show looking for answers about last week's attack from Roderick Strong and company. Bray Wyatt has an unusually sad episode of The Firefly Funhouse. In the main event Charlotte Flair and Natalya defend their Women's Tag Team titles against Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross!


    Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action with Hell in a Cell right around the corner. Remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better and subject the loser to the dreaded randomizer!



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    1h 4m | Jun 18, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 31

    This week on Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey are back at it again booking towards Hell in a Cell! See how the rivalries and storylines come to a head as we come ever closer to Hell in a Cell!


    Over on RAW Edge and Randy Orton open the show to send a message to Jeff Hardy. LLC continues their string of bounty matches, Lashley and Cesaro look for victory but MVP seems to only have money on his mind. Finally a huge Main Event a 9 man triple threat tag team match!


    Over on Smackdown GM Paige hosts a celebration for the new number one contender to Sonya Deville's Smackdown Women's Title. Authentic take on the New Day in a huge tag match. Finally in the main event Humberto Carillo challenges Dave Mastiff for his Intercontinental Title!


    Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action and remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better and subject the loser to the dreaded randomizer!



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    52m | Jun 11, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 30

    This week on Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey continue booking towards one of the most brutal and violent PPVs there is, Hell in a Cell! See how they book their way there on this episode!


    Over on RAW Jeff Hardy desperately tries to reach out to Edge again in hopes he can get to him, but Randy Orton won't make it so easy. An old friend tries to reach Liv Morgan in the bad state she's in to try and pull her back. Finally, Keith Lee takes on One Nation in a handicap match, see if he can prevail even with a bad arm!


    Over on Smackdown Sonya Deville has a message for the locker room as she awaits a challenger for her Smackdown Women's Title, and GM Paige might have just the answer. Authentic take on the Street Profits in a rematch to see who the better team really is. Finally Rey Mysterio looks for revenge against King Corbin after what he did to Dominik.


    Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action and remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better and subject the loser to the dreaded randomizer!



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    56m | Jun 4, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 29

    This week on Hit the Books, Ryan and Mikey are back with the pivot from MITB build to Hell in a Cell build complete see how RAW and Smackdown play out as one of the most brutal PPVs is upon us.


    Over on RAW this week the show is opened up by the big man himself, Vince McMahon! See what he has to say about the state of RAW! Chad Gable has a message for the United States Champion but a certain someone has something to say about that. Finally a #1 Contenders match between Io Shirai and Asuka to determine who will take on Rhea Ripley for the RAW Women's Championship!


    Over on Smackdown Sami Zayn has a message to send to Kevin Owens about his reign as the Universal Champion. We see the return of the Firefly Funhouse when Bray Wyatt has a lesson to teach Karrion Kross. Finally Dave Mastiff once again defends his Intercontinental Title in the main event against Adam Cole Bay Bay!


    Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action and remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better and subject the loser to the dreaded randomizer!



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    1h 6m | May 28, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 28

    On this episode of Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey are coming off of Backlash and are ready to start their builds towards Money in the Bank! *phone rings* hold on I have to take this... what's that? Money in the Bank and Hell in a Cell switched? We already started the Money in the Bank build! Fine Okay we'll fix it. Um... well that was an interesting turn of events. Guess we're starting the road to Hell in a Cell!


    Over on RAW Adam Pierce announces an exciting new way to determine the competitors for the... Money in the Bank match... hm... well this is awkward. Anyway! Roman Reigns and One Nation open up the show draped in gold from their victories at Backlash, and Paul Heyman has a little something to say about that of course. After weeks of being away Edge finally breaks his silence and addresses the whole situation with Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton!


    Over on Smackdown Sonya Deville opens the show to celebrate her win at Backlash, but Sasha Banks has a little something to show the WWE Universe that may prove her the victor instead! Authentic take on their biggest tag team challenge yet as they take on The Street Profits. Finally Sheamus has a question for a certain Intercontinental Champion. Who could it be?


    Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action and remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better and subject the loser to the dreaded randomizer!



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    58m | May 21, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Wrestlemania Backlash Special!

    On this very special episode of Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey have finally made it to Wrestlemania Backlash! See how their weeks of booking have all led up to this huge PPV! We have an amazing card for you and it looks a little something like this!


    Reed, Atlas, & Ricochet vs. Dijakovic, Ruas & Murphy


    Viking Raiders vs. One Nation RAW Tag Team Championship Match


    Undisputed Era vs. Sheamus, Strong, & Thatcher


    Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy


    Rhea Ripley vs. Shayna Baslzer vs. Asuka RAW Women's Championship Match


    Styles & Balor vs. Breezango Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match


    Sasha Banks vs. Sonya Deville Smackdown Women's Championship & Submission Match


    Keith Lee vs. Roman Reigns WWE Championship & Steel Cage Match


    Tune in and listen to the Fallout of Wrestlemania and see who comes out on top in this Wrestlemania Backlash Special!


    If you missed the tweet where we went over the results of the go home show you can find that here!



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    1h 16m | May 16, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 26

    This week on Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey continue booking towards Wrestlemania Backlash! With the big PPV just around the corner come and listen to see how the stories develop!


    Over on RAW this week Keith Lee opens up the show and has some words for Roman Reigns and the rest of One Nation. The Viking Raiders continue their tear through the RAW Tag Team Division and it looks like Asuka wants a fight with Shayna Baszler after Baszler ruined Asuka's chance at the RAW Women's Championship.


    Over on Smackdown Sasha Banks opens up Smackdown with the Smackdown Women's Championship, which was stolen from the current Champion Sonya Deville. Timothy Thatcher makes his Smackdown in ring debut, and AJ Styles and Finn Balor continue their search for participants to take place in the Tag Team Battle Royal.


    Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action and remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better and subject the loser to the dreaded randomizer!



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    1h 3m | May 7, 2021
  • Hit the Books: Season 4 Episode 25

    This week on Hit the Books Ryan and Mikey are back again with more fantasy booking cards for you as they build towards Wrestlemania Backlash! Yes it is actually Backlash this time and not Mikey getting it mixed up with Fast Lane... Anyway!


    Over on RAW, Women's Champion Rhea Ripley finds someone to answer her open challenge for the RAW Women's Championship. Jeff Hardy makes his RAW return and has a message for Edge and Randy Orton. Finally One Nation, now with Roman Reigns at the head have a message for WWE Champion Keith Lee.


    Over on Smackdown, Tag Team Champions Styles and Balor announce they are scouting participants for a tag team Battle Royal to determine the number one contenders for their titles. After off camera events from last week's Smackdown Sonya Deville and her title run may be in dire straights. Finally Roderick strong ands Sheamus team up in the main event to take on Miz and Morrison!


    Tune in so you don't miss a second of the action and remember to vote in the poll over on our Twitter! Don't forget to listen to let us know which card you liked better and subject the loser to the dreaded randomizer!



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    48m | Apr 30, 2021
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