On Episode 25 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as it's the third annual Special Relations office Christmas party!

The boys 'treat' themselves and the listeners to a live watch of Wrestlemania 12.  Along the way they are joined by some very familiar voices to enjoy the show including a very spirited defence of the main event by Rory. Be ready too for some classic tangents, some shocking revelations and some exciting boredom!

Come for the concept but stay for some drinks and photocopying it's the Special Relations!

Merry Christmas all!

On episode 24 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Ben Locke and Rory McNamara as they celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the podcast!

On the show Ben gets a few things off his chest about current day WWE and how it relates to him as a fan, this allows Calum and Rory to do the same.  The ten minute rule returns where Calum tries to make this year's Survivor Series a bit more interesting (spoiler: it nearly works).

In the second part of the show we review the interview that took place between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels for the greatest rivalries set.  As well as talking all things Montreal, Rory puts forward a theory that Shawn knew a lot more about the 95-97 period than he was letting on.  We wrap things up by going back to March 1991 and watching a hidden gem from the Hart Foundation and The Rockers whilst reminiscing about the two years of the show!

Come for the concept but stay for the rants and (for one month only) mostly serious debate, it's the Special Relations!

On Episode 23 of the Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Ben Locke and Rory McNamara for 2 hours of chat with some occasional wrestling chat thrown in.

The 10 Minute Rule makes its triumphant return as we get to share our thoughts about over analysis in wrestling.  We then delve into 'Beltswap Gate' and wonder aloud about who was to blame for the segment and the fallout as well as the value certain individuals have to the WWE.

In the second part of the show we deal with some breaking newz~! as the story about ROH suspending activities in 2022 breaks whilst we are on the air.  We then go into our interview review which deals with the episode of Dark Side Of The Ring focusing on the Owen Hart tragedy.  As well as giving our thoughts on the programme, we reminisce about Owen as well as watching one of his classic matches from 1997.

Come for the concept but stay for some serious Bronte sister chatter, it's The Special Relations.

On Episode 22 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Ben Locke and Rory McNamara for over 2 hours of conversation with some wrestling chat thrown in. 

Once Ben remembers to unmute his mic we debut a new feature where we get to wax lyrical about AEW as well as some slightly disparaging comments towards the Martha Hart haters.  We also continue our semi-regular series delving into 1996 as we remember and reminisce about some of the films, music, sporting events and wrestling angles from the summer. In the second part of the show we talk about and review CM Punk's interview with Colt Cabana from  2014 which details why, from Punk's point of view, he chose to leave WWE. The match pick takes us back to 2006 and a happier time when CM Punk and HHH got on. 
 
Come for the concept but stay for the quarters and the semis, it's the Special Relations.

On episode 21 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougal, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as they return from an enforced summer break to talk for a couple of hours with some occasional wrestling chat thrown in.

After catching up on our personal lives as well as some sporting highlights of the summer, the boys reminisce about some of the wrestling snows they were 'lucky' enough to have attended.  They then talk all about the weekend that just took place including the return of CM Punk (spoiler: even Rory liked it), an all-too-long-and-save-a-couple of-returns-fairly-forgettable Summerslam and WALTER v Dragunov from Takeover.

In the 2nd part of the show the Interview Review returns and we get to talk all about everyone's favourite wine raconteur Kevin Nash and his recent appearance on the Smoking Skull Sessions.  We then live watch a match that may be the most important wrestling match in the last 25 years.

All this and so much more (including plenty of C-Bombs early on!) with The Special Relations!

**The Special Relations Trio will return with a brand new episode in August!"

On Sunday March 29th 2020 Calum, Ben and Rory broadcast a special live edition of the Special Relations to all four corners of the globe. If you weren't at one of those corners, or you just want to relive it all over again(and why wouldn't you?) join the chaps as they live watch the 22nd September 1997 edition of Monday Night RAW, spend far too long talking about King Of The Ring 1995, and maybe get visited by one or two guests...! 

On episode 20 of the Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as they battle through technical and British Internet Problems to bring you another fine show for your listening entertainment.

On the show we catch up on our personal lives and then have a discussion about the European Championship tournament that is currently taking place.  When we get round to talking about wrestling we finally have a conversation about Charlotte Flair(just for a change!) as well as talking about the return of fans and some of the rumoured events that are making a return.

In the second part of the show we carry on with our interview/review series by talking about the recent interview between Renee Paquette and Tommy End/Aleister Black.  We then watch a match from 2018 that is one of Black's best.  We wrap up with talk your way out of this one which contains a threat to one of Scotland's finest music exports.

All this and so much more whilst the lads are trying to watch the France-Portugal game only on the Special Relations!

On episode n-n-n-n-nineteen of The Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as they try to combine buffoonery with the odd serious comment. On this episode the boys each bring a topic to the table to discuss.  This includes the current storyline direction for Roman Reigns and The Usos, nationalism in wrestling and how that relates to one Cody Rhodes and talking about our favoUrite bad matches! In the second part we carry on our interview series by reviewing Legends with JBL with Jimmy Hart, an interview that was a lot better than you would think.  The boys (well 2 of them) then go back to 2004 and watch JBL's bloody war with Eddie Guerrero.

Come for some lively debate but stay for the pre Euro 2020 tournament smack talk, it's the Special Relations!"

"On episode 18 of the Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as they come of age for another show that ranges from the serious to the surreal!
 
 
The episode begins with a discussion about the major news and sporting subject of the week here in the UK which was the formation of the European Super League and the subsequent withdrawal of 9 of the clubs involved. If you come to our pod for some light-hearted wrestling chat you may want to skip the first 40 minutes or so as we are very serious and angry!!
 
We then make a start on our recurring feature about reminiscing about 1996 and we cover January right through to Wrestlemania 12, we also preview the next couple of parts where nothing important really happens.
 
In the second part we carry on our look at some of the interviews that are available on the WWE network, this time we focus on Chris Jericho's appearance Broken Skull Sessions whilst making you wait for Jimmy Hart/JBL. Our live watch takes us back to May 2001 for a match that thanks to one of the competitors in it no longer gets any publicity. We end with another award winning edition of Talk Your Way Out Of This One.
 
Come for the concept but stay for the anger it's the Special Relations!"

In episode 17 of The Special Relations Calum McDougall, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke are back with the usual mix of seriousness and nonsense.

In this episode the boys discuss all things Wrestlemania including why this years edition is not grabbing their attention as well as the diminishing returns of previous modern Manias.  They also discuss the wrestling rumour mill and use the Andrade/Charlotte situation to help make sense of things.

In the 2nd part of the show we carry on our interview series where we review Chris Jerichos interview with Stephanie McMahon talking about what worked and theorizing about what didnt and why it stopped after 2 editions, we then go back 3 years and watch one of her best matches featuring Steph, HHH, Kurt Angle and Rhonda Rousey.  We finish with another round of Talk Your Way Out Of This One.

 

Come for the concept but stay for the tough semi, it's the Special Relations.

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