PWTorch Dailycast features a line-up of seven weekly shows, with a new episode on each day of the week with a different focus. The lineup currently features shows dedicated to NXT, ROH, AEW, MLW, and Impact Wrestling, plus MMATalk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Wrestling Night in America covering pro wrest…
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Kelly Wells and Tom Stoup cover the navigation of big-picture changes for a lapsing NXT fan, Walter's bizarre name change, rough acting from top to bottom, and more.
On this week's show, Mike and Andrew begin talking about Mustafa Ali asking for his WWE release and whether or not he's a good fit for AEW. Then, they talk about WWE's statement on AEW content. Weird, huh? From there they discuss Cody without a contract, Peter Avalon's apparent pending departure, Jericho making a new trademark request, and Jon Moxley returning to Dynamite this week. Plus, they take your emails.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey review the latest UFC Fight Night headlined by Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze. They preview UFC 270, including a discussion of the implications of both title fights. Rick talks about his outstanding celebrity sighting. The show closes with the guys giving random musings into their latest non-combat sports related YouTube deep dives.
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Javier Machado to talk about the Royal Rumble card so far, as well as the upcoming episode of AEW Dynamite. They also take questions from live callers on Roman Reigns as a babyface, MLW suing WWE, Omos as a potential Rumble winner, and more.
This week, Rich and Will are joined by wrestling historian and all around great guy Allan Cheapshot. The trio talk about the Observer 2021-22 inductees into the Hall of Fame, the triad's votes, the importance of transparency, and cases for wrestlers and contributors that have yet to make it. Afterwards, Rich and Will talk about recent Twitter issues, plus a review of a movie Will foisted upon Rich for his suffering "Scary on 61st."(Note: The final half hour is really coverage of the tweet, Rich's rant on the unethical arguments, and a review of the movie. If you're here to talk HOF, we've got a solid two hours for you!)
Patrick and Alex kick off the second episode of the "PWTorch ‘90s Pastcast" Dailycast by reading fan reviews of Starrcade ‘91, then pivoting to Lex Luger's run in WCW and his upcoming departure. They then turn their attention to discussing the bombshell quote by Superstar Billy Graham claiming he personally injected Hulk Hogan with steroids. They continue by covering the recent wave of media interest in the steroids in wrestling topic, including Wade Keller's Torch Talk with Bill Eadie and Wade's own editorial covering the steroid issue. Finally, the two wrap up by sharing a few interesting notes on the upcoming Royal Rumble and SNME events.
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland discuss ROH announcing the date for Supercard of Honor; discuss wrestlers Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, Vincent, and PCO appearing at Impact's Hard to Kill; review GCW's Die 4 This featuring The Briscoes vs. Alex Zayne & Blake Christian, Joey Janela vs. Scotty 2 Hotty, and more; review Jonathan Gresham vs. Chris Sabin from Impact's Hard to Kill PPV; and Lady Frost vs. Miranda Alize from Hurricane Pro Wrestling. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin go over the winners of the 2021 ROH awards.
Kelly Wells and Nate Lindberg cover a strong Styles-Waller main event, the perplexing characterization of Wendy Choo, the difficulties of booking a crowbar match, and more.
Mike and Andrew begin this week's show talking about the injury to Rey Fenix. Other topics include the injury to Jake Atlas, Adam Cole as the No. 1 contender, Tony Nese joins the company, Cody says he regrets the Anthony Ogogo feud, Tony teases another "dream signing," and more. Plus listener emails on Tony Khan, WWE booking, and more.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night headlined by Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze. They discuss possible opponents for Alexander Volkanovski. They also discuss the UFC raising their pay-per-view price, and they close the show by discussing the pros and cons of the UFC producing programming similar to ESPN's Manningcast.
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch assistant editor Zack Heydorn for a discussion of the big news and shows that happened in the last two and a half weeks. Topics from callers and emailers include Impact's Hard to Kill PPV, the upcoming Royal Rumble event, Jade Cargill winning the TBS Title Tournament, and more.
That Was The Weekend That Was. Will Cooling and Machel St. Patrick Hewitt (@MashStPaddy) discuss diversity in AEW following Big Swole and Tony Khan's comments, including a full breakdown about where Khan went wrong with his NYE tweet. They also react to Brock Lesnar ending yet another New Day member's world title reign, wonder whether Big E would be better off in AEW, discuss the importance of attracting Black British fans to live events, and explore Machel's work to enhance the West Indian voice within cricket journalism.
Patrick Moynahan and Alex McDonald kick off the inaugural episode of PWTorch ‘90s Pastcast with a preview of what's to come - a look back at 30 years ago this week in the world of wrestling. They'll use back issues from the PWTorch VIP website library as their guide, while going in depth on various subjects. This week, they hit on the rise of the light heavyweights, with key match-ups of Jerry Lynn vs. Lightning Kid and Brian Pillman vs. Jushin Liger being discussed. They also discuss Ric Flair's early struggles in the WWF, Wade Keller's Torch Talk with Bill Eadie, Jesse Ventura filing a lawsuit against the WWF, the sentencing of Dr. George Zahorian, a recap of WCW Starrcade ‘91, and much more.
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland review Beyond Wrestling's Heavy Lies the Crown featuring Masha Slamovich vs. Kimber Lee in a Fans Bring the Weapons match, Tracy Williams & Wheeler YUTA vs. Jonathan Gresham & Rhett Titus, Megan Bayne vs. Trish Adora, and more, review classic ROH matches featuring Tyler Black vs. Brian Danielson from January 25, 2008 and Adam Cole vs. AJ Styles from May 12, 2015, and Jonathan Gresham vs. Brian Johnson from ROH's YouTube channel. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss Maria Kanellis Bennett and Bobby Cruise's appearance on the ROH Strong podcast.
Mike and Andrew begin this week's show with a long conversation about the Big Swole comments from last week. They begin talking about Tony Khan's reaction to her comments, and how it painted the AEW leader in a bad way, even if he has a right to defend himself. From there, they actually look at Swole's comments. First, her criticism of AEW's structure creatively. Is AEW's structure wrong, or just different? Then, even though they admit they aren't the best duo to have this conversation, they try to examine her comments about AEW's diversity the best they can. From there, they talk about Danielson-Page on tap for this week, take emails, and more.
Nate Lindberg and Tom Stoup take your calls and dive into the mailbag to discuss Bron Breakker vs. Tommaso Ciampa, MSK & Riddle vs. Imperium, Mandy Rose vs. Cora Jade vs. Raquel Gonzalez, Carmelo Hayes vs. Roderick Strong, the Greyson Waller and AJ Styles segment, The Dusty Classic, and more.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey are joined by veteran MMA journalist Brian "Goze" Garcia. They give their 2022 MMA predictions, including the biggest storylines of the year, the most anticipated fights, and the likely breakout stars. They also discuss vulnerable champions, uninspiring title fights, and likely cuts.
New Year, same fun! Rich and Will discuss Progress's sale, Toni Storm departing WWE, Wade's breaking Hook analysis minute by minute with Will giving a great "Sex and the City" analogy for the young wrestler, a little preview of how the Deep Dive will run in '22 and beyond, and a spoiler-laden review of "Matrix: Resurrections," which leads to a great chat regarding WWE's Diesel and Razor Ramon attempts. Happy New Year!
Zack Heydorn and Tyler Sage from PWTorch.com fill in for Greg Parks to take calls and discuss WWE Day 1. Specific discussion points include the impact losing Roman Reigns had on the show, pros and cons of Brock Lesnar beating Big E for the WWE Championship, successful booking of Morgan vs. Lynch, a quiet crowd, Peacock commercial issues, quick thoughts on Tony Khan, and more. Enjoy!
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back ten years to the Dec. 29, 2011 episode featuring PWTorch assistant editor James Caldwell and PWTorch columnist Greg Parks discussing with live callers Monday's Raw highlights, some year-end topics still affecting current WWE storylines, Randy Orton's injury affecting Smackdown, TNA PPV buys for Final Resolution, Robert Roode's heel title run in TNA, is the Mystery GM returning on 1/2/12?, way too early Royal Rumble predictions, and much more.
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland review this week's television episode (Rok-C vs. Holidead for the ROH Women's Title and a 12-Man Surprise Tag Team Match), review Delirious vs. World Famous CB, a discussion of ROH Week by Week featuring Jonathan Gresham vs. Dak Draper for the ROH Pure Title from ROH's 19th Anniversary, Women's Division Wednesday, and Jonathan Gresham vs. Adam Priest for the ROH World Title from New South Pro Wrestling. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin give their picks for the 2021 ROH Awards.
Kelly Wells and guest co-host Kevin Cattani cover Grayson Waller's polarizing presence, Solo Sikoa vs. Santos Escobar, the hard sell for New Year's Evil in the face of a COVID breakout, and more.
Some technical issues this week, but we powered through and put together a show for you (Happy New Year!). Mike is on the road, but that didn't stop the guys from talking about Cody's HUGE TNT Title win last week on Rampage. What's next for that belt and program? Also, what are the plans for the TBS Title? And a lot more conversation on AEW.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey take a look back at the best of the UFC in 2021. They discuss the best fights, fighters, and events. They also take a look at the best title challengers, best promotion of a fight, and much more.
Kelly Wells and guest host Tyler Sage fill in for Greg Parks this week to discuss the year that was for NXT and what to look forward to in 2022. WWE's Day One pay-per-view is previewed along with all three nights of NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 16.
This week's Deep Dive is a spoiler-filled jaunt through the recent releases of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and the season finale of "Hawkeye." While doing so, Rich, Jeff, Brandon, and Sam talk about how wrestling can learn from some of the marketing techniques, where merchandising failed regarding folks like Sgt. Slaughter, wrestling holds during said movies, mid-show "live" Dynamite reactions, and more.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Dec. 18, 2016 episode featuring the WWE Road Block Post-show with PWTorch columnists Pat McNeill & Greg Parks discussing with live callers and emails the finish to Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens, the Iron Woman match between Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks, Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins, live reports from people who attended the show, and talk about what the event sets up for Raw going into 2017.
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland talk about the Honor Speak podcast in regard to ROH's hiatus, review this week's Top Prospect television episode (Eric Marin vs. Adrian Soriano vs. Joe Keys vs. Rayo, Dante Caballero vs. Matt Makowski, and Josh Woods vs. Dak Draper), discuss Week to Week centered around Joe Hendry, talk Rok-C & Quinn McKay vs. Willow & Holidead from Women's Division Wednesday, and review The Briscoes vs. Brody King & PCO, Tony Deppen vs. Nick Wayne, and Jonathan Gresham vs. AJ Gray from GCW's Blood in the Hills. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss Joe Koff's appearance on the ROH Strong podcast and what his words foreshadow for the future for ROH.
Kelly Wells and Tom Stoup cover Tony D'Angelo's first main event with Pete Dunne, Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai in a street fight, hype for New Year's Evil, and more.
Mike and Andrew begin this week's show talking about the Page-Danielson draw from last week's Dynamite. What's next? Plus, Kevin Owens re-signed with WWE. WWE has interest in MJF? A bunch of listener topics on email and more.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey give out awards for the worst things in MMA in 2021. They discuss the worst cards, the worst pay-per-views, hyped fighters who had a bad year, and much more.
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Andrew Soucek for a review of AEW Winter is Coming. They talk about the booking of Danielson vs. Page and also preview WWE Day One and Impact Hard to Kill. They take phone calls on the Reigns/Heyman-Lesnar situation, one last Booker T match, WWE's booking of its women's divisions, and more.
This week's Deep Dive has Will back - and a preview of Will hosting the Deep Dive once a month starting in January! Will and Rich talk Pat McAfee's big payday and what it means for his commentary, Effy's speeding ticket leading to a US/UK/Ireland cultural clash, and Will's hilarious take on the tag teams of NXT UK.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Dec. 4, 2016 episode featuring PWTorch columnists Pat McNeill & Greg Parks discussing the just-completed WWE TLC PPV with live calls and emails. They discuss the finish to A.J. Styles vs. Dean Ambrose, James Ellsworth's action and his appearance on Talking Smack, the Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler ladder match, and what the PPV sets up for future episodes of Smackdown.
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland review Final Battle and how it felt to watch the pay-per-view live, the reaction to what happened after the conclusion of Shane Taylor vs. Kenny King and their Fight Without Honor, review ROH's Road to Final Battle (Shane Taylor Promotions vs. Vlnce Unltd and EC3 vs. Demonic Flamita), review this week's television episode (PCO vs. Sledge, Miranda Alize vs. Chelsea Green, and Eli Isom vs. EC3), and discuss which wrestlers sent in tribute videos on their time in ROH. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss if the creation of AEW made the situation in ROH inevitable.
Nate Lindberg and Tom Stoup take your calls and dive into the mailbag to discuss Greyson Waller's rise after attacking Gargano, Harland's debut, Strong vs. Breakker, Boa vs. Enofe, Kai vs. Jade, Grimes vs. Hudson, D'Angelo vs. Chase, Lashing Out with Lash Legend, and more.
Mike and Andrew begin this week's show talking about the CM Punk-MJF segment from last week's Dynamite. They also preview Winter is Coming, mainly highlighting the main event between Adam Page and Bryan Danielson. They talk about Hook's debut, ROH Final Battle, the Briscoes-FTR angle, Jeff Hardy, and more. Plus, they take emails on a variety of topics, including AEW potentially lending talent to WWE for biographical content. Email next week's show: firstname.lastname@example.org
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey review UFC 269. Within their discussion they discuss the implications of Julianna Peña upsetting Amanda Nunes and the war of words between Daniel Cormier and Dominick Cruz. They give a brief preview of the upcoming UFC Fight Night headlined by Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus. They close the show by giving a few thoughts on the passing of Jimmy Rave.
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Tyler Sage to review, match by match, the ROH Final Battle PPV. They also preview the AEW Winter is Coming episode of Dynamite and take calls on topics such as Brock Lesnar and Sami Zayn's Smackdown interactions, Rock & Nick Khan, Jim Cornette, and more.
This week's Deep Dive concludes a look at the Observer HOF ballots for Rich and guest Dan Kuester. They talk historical candidates that worked for them, the enduring special case for Edge, C.M. Punk and similarities to the Curb Your Enthusiasm "spite shop" with regards to his presence in AEW post-NXT, JYD's breaking of atypical thinking of black wrestlers, and Rich's impassioned plea for Akira Taue.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back ten years to the Nov. 30 2011 episode featuring PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill's interview with former WCW wrestler Brad "Lodi" Cain. They discuss with live callers Lodi's WCW career, memorable moments & signs & gimmicks & matches from WCW, his current independent wrestling career and why he continues to wrestle, his booking philosophy as it relates to, say, Vince Russo's, current events in wrestling, an inside scoop on John Morrison's WWE departure, and more. In the VIP Aftershow, McNeill is joined by PWTorch assistant editor James Caldwell for the Live Events Center and VIP Mailbag breaking down various topics asked by VIP members.
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland preview Final Battle, the ROH pay-per-view taking place this weekend including match predictions, review this week's television episode (Mandy Leon vs. Willow and PJ Black vs. Bandido), a discussion of ROH Week by Week, ROH's Road to Final Battle (Jonathan Gresham vs. Dragon Lee, PJ Black & Flip Gordon vs. Dalton Castle & Dak Draper, and Beer City Bruiser vs. Caprice Coleman), and Rhett Titus vs. Austin Aries and The OGK vs. Aron Stevens & Kratos from NWA Hard Times 2. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss their memories from previous Final Battles.
Nate Lindberg, Tom Stoup, and Bruce Hazelwood start the show off with callers and talking about the December 7, 2021 episode of NXT including Gargano's future, Von Wagner vs. Kyle O'Reilly, and Carmelo Hayes vs. Dexter Lumis. Then, the trio throw the typical show format out the window as they address the largest mailbag in PWT Talks NXT history, including a lengthy discussion on AEW.
Mike and Andrew begin this week's episode talking about the fire incident between Cody Rhodes and Andrade from last week's Dynamite. Other topics include Cody as a babyface, WWE vs. AEW contracts, who is a free agent soon, is Kyle O'Reilly potentially on his way to AEW, and Will Ospreay headed to MLW. Plus, the guys preview this week's Dynamite and take listener emails.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey review the most recent UFC Fight Night, headlined by Jose Aldo and Rob Font. They briefly discuss Bellator 272. They give a preview of a loaded UFC 269 card. They close the show by discussing the decline of Ring of Honor.
Kelly Wells, Nate Lindberg, and Tom Stoup discuss NXT WarGames including the Men's and Women's WarGames matches, Gacy vs. Strong, Imperium vs. KOR & Von Wagner, Grimes vs. Hudson, and more.
This week, Rich and PWTorch contributor Dan Kuester talk part one of their review of the 2021 Observer HOF. In this part, Rich and Dan talk through the non-wrestler pool, who they chose, what their criteria were, and then set up for next week's discussion of the wrestler portion.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Dec. 3, 2016 episode featuring Jim Valley's interview with "The Grappler" Len Denton. Drinking with Andre the Giant, fighting Mil Mascaras, Ric Flair turning down a payoff, and memories of Portland Wrestling on the 25th Anniversary of its closure, The Grappler Len Denton is one of the best storytellers in pro wrestling. This week on Saturday Morning Wrestling, Jim Valley talks to The Grappler Len Denton about his times in Mid South, Texas, Portland, and more. You can see his new website http://www.thegrapplerlendenton.com and find him on Twitter at @TheRealGrappler.
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland review this week's television episode including The Briscoes vs. PCO & Danhausen, Rok-C vs. Gia Scott for the ROH Women's Title, and EC3 vs. Jay Lethal. They discuss ROH Week by Week featuring Taylor Rust vs. Chris Dickinson, Women's Division Wednesday, and Silas Young vs. Manders and Brody King vs. Rich Swann vs. Josh Alexander vs. Danny Vega from AAW. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss what other matches they think might take place at Final Battle.
Kelly Wells, Tom Stoup, and Nate Lindberg cover both ladder matches for the advantage in WarGames, more thoughts on development vs. ratings, whether there are too many talents trying to get over at once, and more.
Mike and Andrew begin this week's show talking about the biggest news of the week - "Rhodes to the Top" was renewed! Also, JR is taking a leave from AEW, the Bucks contracts were extended (will there be more?), Punk-QT, Cody's future, and a lot more.