Patrick Moynahan and Alex McDonald kick off the thirty-first episode of PWTorch ‘90s Pastcast discussing issue #186 of the PWTorch including the historic world title win of Ron Simmons, Jake the Snake Roberts debuts at the same show by attacking Sting, tons more WCW news, Alex's WWF Superstars rundown, the second part of the Lightning Kid's Torch Talk with Wade, and much more.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Nick Barbati from the PWTorch VIP podcast "Nick & Tom's Intercontinental Adventure" to discuss WWE Friday Night Smackdown with live callers. They talk a lot about the Liv Morgan-Shayna Baszler-Ronda Rousey situation, Gunther's defense against Shinsuke Nakamura, the return of Hit Row, Karrion Kross week two, and much more with live callers.
In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (8-10-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews Robbie E., now Robert Stone in NXT, about the biggest match of his career on Sunday's Hardcore Justice PPV with Jeff Hardy, James Storm, and Bully Ray. First, though, a show dedicated to TNA with live callers and email questions along with Keller's preview of Hardcore Justice, thoughts on last night's Impact, Aces & Eights speculation, and ratings analysis.Then in a bonus Interview Classic from ten years ago (6-27-2012), we present PWTorch Livecast with host PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill interviewing former WWE/ECW wrestler "Nova" Mike Bucci a/k/a Simon Dean about career highlights, his Simon Dean run, working behind-the-scenes in WWE, his future in wrestling, and much more.
Michael & John review WWE SmackDown that aired August 12th, 2022.Want this episode and HUNDREDS more AD-FREE for just $1/Month? Head to Patreon.com/WWEPodcast
First, on the Smackdown Post-show from five years ago (7-26-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Mike McMahon of the PWTorch Dailycast to delve into Smackdown. In the first segment they analyze the Randy Orton clean win over Jinder Mahal, the Shinsuke Nakamura interview, the John Cena interview, and Shane McMahon's segment with Kevin Owens and A.J. Styles. Then they talk to two correspondents on site at Smackdown in Toronto to try to make sense of the crowd and get details on what didn't air on TV. And they close in segment three answering email questions from listeners about this episode of Smackdown on a big range of topics from Carmella to Lana to Baron Corbin and more.
It's that time of the week once again to let the listeners have a voice on the show. What do you like or dislike about the current WWE product? Want to rant? Ask me a question? The floor is yours! Tweet us @Wrestling_Audio or call and leave a voicemail at 518-952-0247Check Out The Sponsor of this Episode, "Adulting 101, My first apartment(& Car)" available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PMBSS8PThis book is like a cheat code for those coming into adulthood, a book I wish I had earlier!
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by former Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter columnist Eric Krol to review AEW Dynamite with live callers and emails, they discuss the Jon Moxley vs. Chris Jericho title match and the return of C.M. Punk, the strengths and weaknesses of the Trios Tournament brackets, the ways the middle of the show could have benefited from more refinement and polish, and much.
In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (8-10-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by PWTorch senior columnist Bruce Mitchell for the Thursday Flagship episode. They discuss an infuriating shortcoming of basic storytelling and presentation of characters by WWE including putting the brand above the wrestlers and having announcers react inconsistently to key facets of the stories they tell. They also dissect the John Cena promo responding to losing to Shinsuke Nakamura and tearing down Baron Corbin, the magic of this Fatal Four-way Summerslam main event, NXT Takeover talk, new NXT arrivals, the finish of Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman and what WWE got wrong with the Samoa Joe interference, and mailbag topics including WWE announcing, Joey Ryan and Mick Foley doing comedy in Dublin, Renee Young being on both Raw and Smackdown, and more.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They discuss these topics:- Evaluating early indications of what Paul Levesque is going to do differently than Vince McMahon- Will Riddle be a changed character next week on Raw?- Karrion Kross's arrival and how he can be best utilized.- Is it likely Sasha Banks and Naomi return?- Will Tony Khan change AEW in response to Levesque's changes in WWE?- Concern about the marketplace for AEW's next TV deal- Has AEW created or overseen the rise of any true top tier stars besides MJF?- Why Tony Khan deserves a break when it comes to criticism of AEW booking and ratings lately.- Who might be the next breakout star from AEW's roster of rising wrestlers?- Thoughts on Ric Flair's Last Match event.- Will Wade and Jason miss analyzing Vince McMahon?- And more including some Mailbag questions.
Let's talk Monday Night Raw that aired August 8th, 2022. A noteworthy show that saw Lashley vs Ciampa, The Women's Tag Team Championship tournament begins, Dexter Lumis returns, Dominick gets closer to a possible heel turn, Seth takes on Angelo Dawkins and more.Check out ReviewThatReview.com or check the "Review that Review" podcast on Apple or Spotify for a podcast that reviews people's reviews on Yelp, Amazon, TripAdvisor and TheKnot. A fun, easy to listen to podcast that will lighten your day!
This week on the ECC, Cam and Trav talk about the death of wrestling/martial arts legend, Gene LeBell at age 89. What he bought to a movie set, who he beat up, and the Tarantino movie loosely based on him. This week in TV saw the return of Karrion Kross, this time with Scarlett. Why Travis thinks pushing Kross as the number two heel will not go well. Ciampa shines in his loss to Bobby Lashley. After a couple of weeks speculating who Triple H might bring back, Travis asks who will be the first talent released from their contract under Triple H? Considering how he was treated on Monday's Raw, Cameron believes Ezekiel might be that person. Emails, live calls and much more. Travis Bryant and Cameron Hawkins of the South Kongress Podcast hosts this 90 minute, weekly caller, email and tweet driven show discussing the happenings of pro wrestling television. Live calls are taken at 347-202-0103, tweets @EastCoastCast and emails at EastCoastAudioShow@gmail.com or leave a voicemail to be played on-air at 415-787-5229!
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Frank Peteani from PWTorch.com to review WWE Monday Night Raw with live calls and emails plus two on-site correspondents from Cleveland, Ohio. They open discussing the focus on the Women's Tag Team Tournament. They move to discuss the standout Bobby Lashley vs. Ciampa match, Ciampa earning his TV time in the ring and on the mic so far, other signs of change under Paul Levesque's leadership as Head of Creative, and more with live callers throughout. Also, two on-site reports from in the arena including what happened off-camera and crowd responses. Then Javier Machado, PWTorch VIP contributor, joins the show to discuss his top takeaways and optimism about WWE right now.
Let's talk this week in WWE, with 4 weeks until Clash at the Castle there are a lot of creative changes taking place including another major return to WWE, Roman addressing Drew McIntyre, Bayley's faction putting the women's division on notice, the United States championship being the focus of Monday Night Raw and much more!Want this show AD-FREE for just $1/Month? Head to Patreon.com/WWEPodcast
Anthony Di Marco joins the show to discuss the current state of WWE, specifically answering the question "Are we really at the end of Roman's title run?" and discussing the women's tag team championships and Liv Morgan getting booed on SmackDown.Get this show and HUNDREDS more AD-FREE for just $1/Month at Patreon.com/WWEPodcast
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Tony Donofrio to break down and analyze Triple H's first week as head of creative post-Summerslam. They also answer e-mail and caller questions on how to improve the depth on the Smackdown women's division, AEW's problem of too many belts, how to get one title off Roman Reigns, and more.
On the Raw Post-show from five years ago, PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill to break down and analyze the Aug. 7 Monday Night Raw. They begin with a discussion on the top segments of the show including whether Roman Reigns would be the least popular wrestlers among all four (or five!) other people in the ring. Then they talk to two correspondents who were in Toronto at the event to get insight into the various noteworthy crowd reactions including Bayley getting booed and Jason Jordan bombing. And they close by answering email questions from listeners.
Patrick Moynahan and Alex McDonald kick off the thirtieth episode of PWTorch ‘90s Pastcast discussing issue #185 of the PWTorch including Penthouse's coverage of Titangate, news on the death of Jimmy Snuka's girlfriend, loads of WWF and WCW news, the latest on SummerSlam, the first part of Wade's Torch Talk with the Lightning, and much more.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Kelly Wells from PWTorch.com to discuss WWE Friday Night Smackdown with live callers and two on-site correspondents from Greenville, S.C. The on-site reports includes details on what happened with the Liv Morgan segment; how many fans were heckling her and how did it start? Also details on pre-show and post-show matches including Bobby Lashley. They also talked with callers, including some first-timers who are back watching WWE because Vince McMahon is gone with their take on the changes so far. Also, lots of talk about the return of Karrion Kross with a revamped look and Scarlett as part or the act. Is this Paul Levesque's biggest mistake yet or could it work out just fine and ultimately show Vince McMahon screwed up Kross and he can succeed as a top act otherwise? Plus, will Sasha Banks & Naomi return to win the Tag Tournament? If not them, who? And so much more.
In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (7-20-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews Sean "X-Pac" Waltman who provides extensive insight from being backstage and on camera at Raw #1,000 including Rock, Punk, Undertaker, Vince McMahon, DX, and many other subjects. Sean talks about Scott Hall saying in a Torch Talk that he and Kevin Nash checked out on trying to help WCW succeed after Eric Bischoff treated Sean poorly and fired him to get back at them. Live calls and email questions answered from listeners on a variety of subjects including why wasn't Kevin Nash at Raw #1,000, top prospects in WWE, why doesn't Waltman wrestle for WWE, and more.
It's Wrestling with Shadows (and McNeill!) It's traditional Survivor Series elimination matches all around! Can the unlikely foursome of The Headbangers and the New Blackjacks get even with The Godwinns and the New Age Outlaws? With The Patriot sidelined due to injury, who will Vader choose for Team USA to help battle Davey Boy Smith and Team Canada? Who on earth are The Truth Commission? And what's all this I'm hearing about the contract of WWF Champion Bret “Hitman” Hart? Learn the answers to these and many more questions, as hosts Pat McNeill & Shane Shadows take you back to those thrilling days of yesteryear with the first hour of the 1997 WWF Survivor Series. It's “Wayback Playback” time on Creative Control Network! (91:11) Join us on Patreon.com/WaybackPlayback for ad-free content, show archives and bonus material.
SHOW SUMMARY: In part two of this week's two-part episode of The Fix with PWTorch VIP analyst Todd Martin and host PWTorch editor Wade Keller, they cover these topics: - Tony Khan's Tweet about being longest-tenured CEO and general AEW bragging - What's the story of Ahmed Johnson in the WWF in the '90s? - Would it be a good move for Paul Levesque to change Raw and Smackdown announcers? - Is Roman Reigns in general and the Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar match specifically being overhyped and over-praised? - What's the history behind men and women being in separate companies in Japanese wrestling? Should New Japan have women on their shows in 2022? - When was Vince McMahon good at the creative role? What eras were his strengths on display? - Pushback on criticism of Jungle Boy's promos lately and showing arrogance that's not in step with his presentation and character. - Thoughts on C.M. Punk's comments about Sasha Banks and Naomi with some added historical perspective on Brock Lesnar and Steve Austin. - Will Tony Khan calm down and let Dynamite breath a little bit once he presumably has a new bigger TV deal in place? - Should AEW be worried about the Warner Media-Discover merger? - While Raw is already better thanks to “an absence of irritations,” what big picture changes would still benefit the product? - Shouldn't Akira Taue get more acclaim as one of the four key names of the 1990s and '90s All Japan classic era? - Who would be Wade and who would be Todd in various famous tag teams and pop culture pairings over the decades from a list offered by a listener? - Which wrestlers did they think would become big stars who didn't and which stars became big stars they didn't think would? - Who is their tip to win the English Premier League this year? - What are their favorite and least favorite wrestling belts over the decades? - In defense of Nick Khan. - Thoughts on wrestlers lying or working people outside of the confines of pro wrestling shows. - Is Edge accurately depicting the tone of The Brood these days? - Is it safe to say Paul Levesque is already showing he will do a better job promoting women wrestlers? - Should Dax and Cash replaced Shawn and Marty as the go-to comparison of a standout personality and a secondary personality in a tag team?
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Todd Martin, a PWTorch VIP analyst. They discuss these topics:- A review of AEW Rampage- Rampage's declining viewership- A review of Dynamite- Comparing Dynamite and NXT ratings lately- Thoughts on the announced AEW support staff under Tony Khan- A review of WWE Smackdown- A review of WWE Raw including what stood out as different- NXT 2.0 review- The latest from the New Japan G1 tournament- The latest from UFC - a review and a preview
In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (8-3-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell to cover the top stories of the week in pro wrestling including Shinsuke Nakamura's big win, Chad Gable vs. Rusev, Jason Jordan on Miz TV, Brock Lesnar-Jon Jones, Summerslam, Broken Matt-GFW battle, Alberto and Paige, plus a dip into the WKPWP Mailbag on Bray, Shield, WWE Financials, and much more.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Bruce Hazelwood from PWTorch to review AEW Dynamite with live callers, emails, and on-site correspondent Tyler Sage from PWTorch. First they discuss whether Chris Jericho guaranteeing victory next week over Jon Moxley indicates he might win the AEW Interim Title. Then Bruce gives his take on how today's NXT would compete with AEW these days. Then Tyler Sage joined the show to talk about his experience in the arena including what happened before and after Dynamite, and a walk through the entire show to give thoughts on the matches and segments with insight from Tyler in the arena. They finish with more callers and emails, including some talk about the press release today from AEW announcing the formal support staff for Tony Khan including some new formal titles and expanded official duties.
It's that time of the week once again to let the listeners have a voice on the show. What do you like or dislike about the current WWE product? Want to rant? Ask me a question? The floor is yours! Tweet us @Wrestling_Audio or call and leave a voicemail at 518-952-0247Go AD-FREE for just $1/Month at Patreon.com/WWEPodcast
On the Smackdown Post-show from five years ago (7-26-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Mike Chiari of Ring Rust Radio as guest co-host to dissect and analyze the Aug. 1 episode of WWE Smackdown including the John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura outcome and its ramifications on Summerslam and beyond. Also, the A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Owens finish and big Summerslam development resulting. Plus other Smackdown topics including Fashion Files, Randy Orton, Naomi, MITB, Charlotte, Tag Division, and more.