Presenting the fifty-third episode of The SharpShooter Cast.  This week we play with the concept of changing aspects of the show now that we've recorded more than a year's worth of episodes.  But no need to worry, the SharpShooter Cast is the same wrestling podcast that you've come to know and love.  Or hate.  If you're going to hate us, can we ask that you love to hate us?  We're cool with that.  

Episode 53 contains comedy (there's a strange, and funny, sound a third of the way through the show) and some heavy topics of well.  To start the show, we tackle the controversial topic of how the NFL is handling Ray Rice, who abused his wife.  Despite the fact that Aaron likes to play a misogynistic and ignorant character on the show, he took great offense to Roger Goodell and John Harbaugh saying they were "proud" of Ray Rice for accepting responsibility for his actions.  His rant is good, and we hope you'll enjoy it so much, that you excuse us for talking about something other than wrestling to start the show.

Otherwise, this episode contains a review of Guardians of the Galaxy, which the two of us saw in theaters on Sunday.  Here's a quick sum up: the movie is fantastic, and Dave Bautista kills it in his role as Drax the Destroyer.  We go into GREAT detail about what we liked about the movie, and if you haven't seen it yet, never fear, we spoil nothing.

So NFL vs Women talk, a review of Guardians of the Galaxy, what more could you ask for?  Well, we also give our complete analysis and review of Raw.  Looking around online, it seems like opinions on the show are varied, and Aaron and I are no different.  Find out why he enjoyed the show, and I didn't.  

This episode covers:

  • That's not my wood!
  • Aaron rants on Roger Goodell and the NFL.
  • NFL vs Women.
  • A review of Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Dave Bautista proves his mettle as Drax the Destroyer.
  • Audible fart!
  • A review and analysis of the 8/4/14 episode of Raw.
  • Is Roman Reigns improving?
  • Last Man Standing concept is tired.
  • Beat the Clock challenge feels different and fresh.
  • Sooooo much filler.
  • Stephanie McMahon once again finishes the show, Aaron is outraged.
  • Riffing on Daniel Bryan taking down a burglar.
  • Cena vs Lesnar promo gets us properly hyped!
  • Final Raw scores.
  • Listener questions!
  • 1) Has Alberto Del Rio over or under achieved in his career with WWE?
  • 2) Can heels and faces ever be friends on screen?
  • 3) Should there be more title defenses on Raw and Smackdown?

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Let us know your thoughts on this week's episode.  We truly think it's one of our best ever.  Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, and if so, what did you think?  Were you as impressed with Dave Bautista as we were?  Also, what did you think of Raw?  Was it one of the worst episodes of the year like I thought, or a 7/10 like Aaron thought?  As always, a big thanks to Mike, Matt, and Jesse for the questions.  Not to single just one out, but do you guys think Alberto Del Rio has over or underachieved in his career?  Let's get a conversation started!

That's not my wood!