Kelly Wells and Tom Stoup cover the hard sell for WarGames, another new talent on her way to TV, NXT 2.0's chances for success, and more.
Mike and Andrew discuss three big topics: Is AEW's large roster helping them with a problem WWE struggles with? Is it time for a big change with AEW's announce team? And does AEW even need Chris Jericho anymore? Plus, they take listener emails and react to the latest news.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Robert Vallejos from the PWTorch Dailycast's "MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans" podcast to review the season premiere of WWE Monday Night Raw with live calls and emails. They discuss Vince McMahon's return to WWE TV and whether it was worth it for that payoff to the egg mystery, with Rock absent from the angle. Also, Dana Brooke's career highlight, finally winning a WWE Title. Also, is this the start of Austin Theory as a rising star or was his main event the result of an audible and he was just a placeholder to promote bigger names? Analysis of Becky Lynch's promo opposite Liv Morgan, should Survivor Series change formats, what's with the fire extinguisher finish, and much more with live callers and 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 Ketlen Vieira and Miesha Tate. Rick gives his thoughts on the results of the boxing bout between Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter. The show closes with Robert giving his review of WWE's Survivor Series pay-per-view.
Kelly Wells and Tom Stoup fill in for Greg Parks and cover Big E vs. Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte, teased but unfulfilled appearances involving an egg and a Rock, and more.
This week's Deep Dive is the penultimate in my Thanksgiving series, highlighting a guest whose work I want to give a shout out to. This week, John Pollock, editor and co-founder of Post Wrestling, joins to talk Succession Season 3 and Kendall's continued self owns, how John's journey from journalist to parent and everything in between has gone, the importance of time management with his job, how he assembled his Post Avengers ("Postmarks") - including some of my faves such as Brother Nate and WH, the folly of over-rating star ratings, the deliciousness of coffee, and more.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Nov. 20 episode featuring PWTorch columnists Pat McNeill & Greg Parks with the Survivor Series Postgame Show with live calls and emails. They discuss the finish to Goldberg-Lesnar, whether Goldberg has signed with WWE, Shane McMahon's scary bump off the spear, and what tonight's show sets up for future weeks.
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland discuss Jay Lethal signing for AEW, a review for Honor for All including Jonathan Gresham vs. Brody King and OGK vs. LFI for the ROH World Tag Team titles, a review of this week's television episode (Beer City Bruiser vs. Caprice Coleman, OGK vs. PJ Black & Flip Gordon, and the Righteous vs. the Foundation), discussion of ROH Week by Week, Women's Division Wednesday, and Rok-C vs. Trish Adora from New Texas Pro Wresting. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss Juice Robinson vs. Moose from New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Nate Lindberg and Tom Stoup take your calls and dive into the mailbag to discuss Dakota Kai vs. Raquel Gonzalez, Cameron Grimes & Duke Hudson's Poker Showdown, Dexter Lumis vs. Tony D'Angelo, Diamond Mine vs. Odyssey Jones & Jacket Time, Andre Chase vs. Xyon Quinn, Lashing Out with Lash Legend, and more.
Mike and Andrew preview AEW Dynamite this week! Going forward, they'll be recording on Tuesday and dropping on Wednesday. Andrew shares his live in-person thoughts from Full Gear, plus they take listener emails and look ahead to Dynamite. For now, you can continue to email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.NOTE: "PWT Talks NXT" will be posted tonight on the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Post-Show feed.
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 Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodríguez. Their review dovetails into a conversation about officiating and commentary. Robert and Rick give a brief preview of the upcoming main event between Miesha Tate and Ketlen Vieira. The show closes with Robert giving his review of AEW's Full Gear pay-per-view.
This month, all of the Deep Dive guests will be folks that Rich wants to give a spotlight to - in particular, the work they do - and give a little preview of what you get. Jeff of Jeff vs. the World joins to talk AEW's Full Gear for a bit, but the focus is more on the idea of Becky's role three years since her bloody Kill Bill-like photo leading to Survivor Series, and what mistakes were made with both Lynch and Uma Thurman regarding the titular "Bride" character, particularly centering on Becky and Charlotte's relationship.
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks reviews AEW Full Gear, match by match. He takes phone calls and emails on Hangman Page's possible first challenger for his AEW Title, the positives and negatives of the Jay Lethal signing, Tay Conti's readiness for her spot, and more.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Nov. 11 and 12 episodes. First up is Jim Valley interviewing the fan known for saying “It's still real to me, dammit!” With those words, Dave Wills became Internet famous and forever known as the "Crying Wrestling Fan." They talk about Bill Watts' UWF, the 8-hour wrestling block on Atlanta TV and why The Barbarian is his all-time favorite wrestler. Plus, Dave tells the story of exactly what he was thinking at the moment he became part of viral video history.Then in the Prime Time Friday Livecast, Travis Bryant and Bruce Mitchell, along with an esoteric roster of callers, discuss the Red vs. Blue rivalry in WWE, Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar, James Ellsworth vs. Smackdown, and Travis has a question for the Fix's Todd Martin.
Mike and Andrew preview Full Gear and talk about Wednesday's Dynamite. Should Tony Khan be interested in any of the recent WWE releases? Plus, the guys take listener emails.
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland interview Beer City Bruiser and discuss his feud with Caprice Coleman, his tag team with Brian Milonas, and his time in ROH. They also make predictions for the card for Honor for All, review this week's ROH Championship Edition (Josh Woods vs. LSG for the ROH Pure title and Bandido vs. Alex Zayne for the ROH World Title), and discuss ROH Week by Week and Women's Division Wednesday. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss Brody King vs. Ryan Galone from Beyond Wrestling and Hirooki Goto vs. Beer City Bruiser from New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Kelly Wells, Nate Lindberg, and Tom Stoup cover Pete Dunne and Johnny Gargano calling their shot for the North American Championship, predictable interruptions in backstage interviews, War Games thoughts, and more.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey review a loaded UFC 268 card. They also give a brief preview of the upcoming UFC Fight Night, headlined by Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodríguez. They close the show by revealing their picks for an MMA card full of pro wrestlers, and MMA fighters on a pro wrestling card.
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Frank Peteani for a match-by-match preview of AEW Full Gear. They also take phone calls and emails on WWE releases, ROH wrestlers potentially going to WWE, AEW PPVs in theaters, and more.
This month, all of the Deep Dive guests will be folks that Rich wants to give a spotlight to - in particular, the work they do - and give a little preview of what you get. Kicking off is DPalm of the MTR Network to chat about the coolness of Atlanta sports right now, Rich's New York bias regarding the Knicks, the Ring of Honor change-up fundamentally and what it meant to DPalm as a fan, and of course a little comics to close, as they discuss the recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy video game and Palm's recommendation of books to read prior to playing.If you like what you heard with DPalm, check out the UDPod and his top notch coverage of comics via the "Character Corners" on the MTR Network: https://www.mtrnetwork.net/
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Nov. 4 and 5 episodes. First up is Jim Valley taking it back to the '80s with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling on Saturday Morning Wrestling. The Park Avenue Knockout Roxy Astor talks about her experiences auditioning, training, and living in Las Vegas as a “GLOW Girl.” She talks about David McClane, Tiffany Million, Ivory, and more.Then Bruce Mitchell & Travis Bryant, along with an eclectic assortment of callers, take to the Livecast to discuss heels like Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Kevin Owens, and David Otunga. Can Bill Corgan still leverage control of TNA? A week later, what was the real main event of Hell in a Cell? And most importantly, when is Live! not Live!?
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland discuss all things in Ring of Honor including how Sinclair's finances affected Ring of Honor, the card for Honor for All, a review of this week's Halloween themed television show (Rok-C & Quinn McKay vs. Miranda Alize & Max the Impaler, a four tag team corner match with the teams drawn at random, and Shane Taylor Promotions defending the ROH Six Man Titles against Danhausen, Sledge, and PCO), discussion of ROH Week by Week, and a review of Willow & Chris Dickinson vs. the Kirks from Beyond Pro Wrestling and Shane Taylor vs. Calvin Tankman from Paradigm Pro Wrestling. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss the legacy of Ring of Honor.
Has Mike gone to the dark side? Well, kind of. The guys talk about this week's AEW Dynamite and share thoughts on Moxley, Miro, Orange Cassidy, and more. Plus, listener emails!
Nate Lindberg is joined by guest host Jack Berkenstock, a more casual NXT viewer, to give his perspective on NXT 2.0 through the eyes of someone who had yet to see the rebrand. Nate and Jack break down the show including Quinn vs. Stone, KOR & Von Wagner vs. Legado del Fantasma, Boa vs. Greyson Waller, Lumis & Gargano vs. Hayes & Williams, Lash Legend's segment with Tony DeAngelo, Ciampa & Bron Breakker's continuing feud, and more.
PWTorch Assistant Editor Zack Heydorn guest hosts for Wade Keller and is joined by one of the hosts of "PWT Talks NXT" on the PWTorch Dailycast, Nate Lindberg, to break down Monday Night Raw with listener calls, an on-site correspondent, and emails. Discussion points include the future of Becky Lynch as a heel after a positive crowd reaction during her title defense, Lynch leaning into crowd insults, where Bianca Belair goes moving forward, Seth's first night as number one contender, pros and cons of Big E attacking Kevin Owens, the potential elevation of Damian Priest and Austin Theory, T-Bar's strong match, and more.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey review UFC 267, including a discussion about the officiating controversy. They give a preview of UFC 268. They discuss the disappointing PPV returns for Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder. They have an extended discussion of the most recent episode of "Dark Side of the Ring" and a general discussion about the WWF PED scandal. They close the show discussing the potential demise of Ring of Honor.
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Patrick Moynahan to discuss the ROH hiatus from all angles. They also review the latest episode of AEW Rampage and discuss the AEW Full Gear card as it stands today.
This week, PWTorch contributor Chris Maitland returns to talk ROH changes, roster members he'd like to see elsewhere, his issues with the AEW/ROH history being written the way it's been, a preview to a big announcement coming soon to Chris's podcast here at the Torch, and a "Sell me on" with the subject being Fred Yehi.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Oct. 30, 2016 episode. PWTorch columnists Greg Parks and Pat McNeill immediately after the PPV ended discuss with each other and callers the Hell in a Cell PPV headlined by Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens, and Roman Reigns vs. Rusev in three Hell in a Cell matches.
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland discuss all things in Ring of Honor including ROH announcing a hiatus after Final Battle until April 2022, ROH planning for an Honor Club special in November, a review of this week's television show (a special Violence vs. Pure episode featuring Rhett Titus vs. Tony Deppen, Jonathan Gresham & Tracy Williams vs. Brody King & Chris Dickinson, and Jay Lethal vs. Homicide), discussion of ROH Week by Week and Women's Wednesday, and a review of the Briscoes vs. the Second Gear Crew from GCW and Rok-C vs. Killer Kelly from New Texas Pro Wrestling. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss the ROH Women's Division.
We sound a little different this week. Technical issues force Andrew to join us via phone, but that's okay. We still talk about this week's Dynamite and take a bunch of emails on AEW and Tony Khan topics.
Kelly Wells, Nate Lindberg, and Tom Stoup cover a trio of title changes, Dakota Kai's return, potentially excessive risk-taking, and more.
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Tom Stoup from the PWTorch Dailycast's "PWT Talks NXT" podcast to review the season premiere of WWE Monday Night Raw with live calls and emails. They discuss what can be learned from how Raw presented its new roster, thoughts on the Fatal Four-way match and participants, how Big E is presenting himself including that sideview of the monitor backstage, the Bianca Belair-Becky Lynch segment, "Bearcat" Lee's new gimmick, Damien Priest's refresh, Liv Morgan, RKBro's future, and more with live callers and emails. They close with Tom's quick preview of Tuesday night's NXT Halloween Havoc special.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos briefly discusses the recent UFC Fight Night main event between Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa. Rick Monsey joins the show to preview UFC 267. They discuss the implications of title fights being presented on a free PPV and a stacked undercard.
This week's Deep Dive features Will Cooling back to chat about India-Pakistan cricket being the biggest ticket in fandom today, G1 issues in booking and Suzuki's astute commentary on the dojo system and what it's missing, Suzuki's matchup with Nick Gage and how Carl Gotch would approve, candidates for CM Punk's first "serious" feud with established AEW talent, and the lack of watchmen in wrestling journalism when issues like the Lanza tweets emerge and how growth can occur, and they finish with a spoiler-free recommendation of "Dune" by Will.
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Darrin Lilly to break down, match by match, the Impact Bound for Glory PPV. They also review WWE Crown Jewel and what the results mean going forward after the latest Draft.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Oct. 22, 2016 episode featuring Randy Mulkey with a new 2021 introduction by PWTorch editor Wade Keller. Before James Ellsworth stunned the wrestling world with victories over A.J. Styles, there was The Mulkey Brothers. With their unique look, they became cult favorites as enhancement talent for Jim Crockett Promotions in the 1980s. Jim Valley and Pat McNeill talk to Randy Mulkey as he is literally leaving the hospital after knee replacement surgery. They talk about James Ellsworth, MulkeyMania, their upset victories, and his stiffest opponent.
The guys begin this week's All Elite Not Aftershow by looking at the 2020 Full Gear card, and they break down who has had the best year compared to where they were on last year's card. They also take a bunch of emails, talk more about Tony Khan, Rampage vs. Smackdown, and more.
In this episode of the "Honor Speak" Dailycast, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland discuss all things in Ring of Honor including ROH announcing the on sale for tickets for Final Battle, ROH asking on their Facebook page who should wrestle for the ROH World Title, a review of this week's television show (SOS vs. LFI for the ROH World Tag Team Titles and The Foundation vs. Eli Isom, Taylor Rust, World Famous CB, and Joe Keys), a discussion of ROH Week by Week and Women's Wednesday, and a review of Chris Dickinson vs. Mike Bennett from UWN. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss whether ROH should have an even greater emphasis on pure wrestling.
Kelly Wells and Tom Stoup cover final hype for Halloween Havoc, Jacy Jayne's scary accident, lots of segments outside the venue, and more.
On this week's edition of MMA Talk for Pro Wrestling Fans, Robert Vallejos and Rick Monsey review the most recent Fight Night offering from the UFC, including a conversation on the discourse surrounding Aspen Ladd's corner during the main event. They give a brief preview of the upcoming Fight Night headlined by Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori, discuss Bellator 268 and Fedor Emelianenko's headlining spot at Bellator 269, and close the show reacting to AEW's strong showing against Smackdown.
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Darrin Lilly to preview, match by match, WWE Crown Jewel and Impact Bound for Glory. They also take phone calls and emails on NXT, Adam Page, Big E's next challenger, and more.
This week's Deep Dive features Kristoffer Ealy (@kmEZdoesit), 1/2 of the Post's Nubian Wrestling Advocates podcast. Kris talks about the week of billionaires at odds, his thoughts on what worked and what didn't Friday night for AEW and WWE, as well as his contribution to "Sell me On," a new recurring topic where the guest can try to sell the listening audience on a topic/match/wrestler/story/promotion that doesn't get the love it deserves.
This week's “Best of PWTorch Livecast” jumps back five years to the Oct. 12, 2016 and Oct. 15 episodes. First up, Wade Keller hosts the mid-week flagship with PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill. They discuss the hot topics of the week with a particular focus on the legacy of Goldberg in the Monday Night War era, the prospects of his match against Brock Lesnar, analysis of Paul Heyman's challenge on Monday's Raw, and where Lesnar and Goldberg go from here. Also, the expansion of Hell in a Cell matches, A.J. Styles's promo last night, Shane McMahon's emasculation of wrestlers, and more including callers questions and email questions.Then in a bonus show, PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill guest hosts the “Saturday Morning Wrestling” PWTorch Livecast with his guest, former WCW wrestler The Stro. They focus on Stro's run in Smoky Mountain Wrestling as Robbie Eagle, plus his first WCW appearances, his time in Memphis for the USWA, and his current film and television projects.
Mike and Andrew preview what could be an eventful Friday night, as Rampage and Smackdown go head to head. What does it all mean? Would it even be considered a win for AEW if they beat Smackdown?
In this Dailycast episode, Chris Maitland and Justin McClelland discuss all things in Ring of Honor including ROH announcing that Final Battle will take place with fans in attendance, the Briscoes appearing in GCW, a review of this week's television show (SOS vs. Dalton Castle and Dak Draper, Willow vs. Angelina Love vs. Miranda Alize and OGK vs. Bandido and Rey Horus), a discussion of ROH Week by Week and Women's Wednesday, and a review of FTR vs. LSG and Lee Moriarty from AEW Dark Elevation. In the VIP portion, Chris and Justin discuss the implications of ROH wrestlers becoming available to wrestle independent matches.
Kelly Wells, Tom Stoup, and Nate Lindberg cover Carmelo Hayes cashing in his title shot, the Halloween Havoc card taking shape, the lack of subtlety in high-concept gimmicks, and more.
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 Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern. They give a quick preview of the UFC's upcoming Fight Night, headlined by Aspen Ladd vs. Norma Dumont. Rick gives an extended review of the massive boxing bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. The show closes with Robert giving a quick preview of Junior dos Santos' pro wrestling debut in AEW.
In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks is joined by PWTorch.com contributor Brandon LeClair for a review of MLW Fightland. They also talk WWE Draft night two and the Queen's Crown/King of the Ring tournament. They take calls and emails on AEW's TBS Title, Impact Knockouts Knockdown, "Rhodes to the Top," and more.
This week, JP Houlihan of GRAPPLApp joins to talk about the recent purchase of Newcastle United by the Saudi Government and how similar it is to the WWE programming with regard to whitewashing the regime's issues, Arsenal chat, "Rhodes to the Top" episode one, particularly JP's thoughts on the Cody "won't go heel" thoughts, Big E's weekend and how strongly it reinforces the WWE Champ being himself, WrestleUniverse's current sale and promotions to watch during the 9.99 yen in 2022 for wrestling now deal, and more. After we finish wrestling, a spoiler warning is given and the Deep Dive "lights out" podcast talks Squid Game, and a bonus interview with MLW's Alicia Atout is featured, where Alicia discusses MLW Fightland's media roundtable, her start as an interviewer, and how Alicia tolerates Natalia Klass.