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Gerweck Report podcast #52: Long and Karazian interview thoughts, declining ratings, Bound for Glory, and more

Monday, Sep 29, 2014

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In this edition on the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee discuss:

– Raw’s declining ratings
– Racism in wrestling
– New African American faction in WWE?
– ROH delivering good professional wrestling
– How we are keeping our wrestling sanity these days?
– Why aren’t we subscribing to the WWE Network?
– A WWE bunny?
– If TNA doesn’t care about Bound for Glory, why should we?
– Why WWE’s PPV doesn’t seem special
– Dixie Carter is a nice person, but…
– Did TNA become complaisant with Spike TV?
– Paul Bearer’s son passes away
– Answer lots of listener questions
– Randy Savage to enter the WWE hall of fame in 2015?
– Would Rey Mysterio have won the world title without Eddie Guerrero passing away?
– And lots more!

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Ken Shamrock talks UFC, the WWF championship, working with troubled youth, and more

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

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Email: garymehaffy@hotmail.com
Twitter: @gmehaffy

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I had the opportunity to interview MMA legend, and ex-WWE Intercontinental, Tag Team and King of the Ring Champion, Ken Shamrock on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 for almost 30 minutes about his life and career to date. We talked growing up, getting into MMA, his feelings on working in WWE and much, much more. Some of the highlights were:

Working with trouble young people:

I went through a lot of troubles as a kid. I lived on the streets pretty much. I spent much of my teen life, or child life, as a ward of the court…. I was helped through these things because people helped me to do that and I felt like it was my time and my opportunity to do the same thing….. (Being well known) does open doors for me and gives me a platform to be able to speak to some of these kids and they’ll listen. Whether they take it to heart and apply it in life – I can plant a seed and give them hope. But I definitely want to have the opportunity to show them that there is a way and there is hope.

Excelling at sports at school and college:

I was a very angry kid. A lot of bad things happened to me at a very young age and I took that out on physically on other people. So when I was taught to channel that anger into something positive – which was football, wrestling, whatever sport it was; eventually becoming a fighter – I was able to channel that into positive directions.

His first wrestling memories:

The first thing I ever saw, which stuck in my mind, was Pat Patterson and Moondog Mayne. They were going at each other pretty good! I was a young kid, but to me it was pretty big and pretty exciting to watch that.

Comparing the UFC in its beginnings to UFC nowadays:

It was raw, really raw. You had guys who were truly from different disciplines. You didn’t have the mixed martial artists that you have today. It was no holds barred! No rules, no time limit, you fought three or four times in one night, bare knuckle. It was intense! You didn’t even know who you were going to fight next! Compared to today – it’s all technical. You’ve got records, you can train for them. The skill levels are much, much higher than what we had. Back then, there were only two people who had the skills to do a training camp, and that was myself and Royce Gracie.

The possibility of winning the WWF Heavyweight Championship:

I know Bret Hart had talked to me about it a few times. He had the belt at the time and he was going to drop it to me. He had discussions about it. The Rock was going to move up (the card) and I was going to move up and challenge for the belt. But The Rock went ahead of me, which was fine, he was a great worker…..I’ll work my way up and I’ll get a shot myself….I just figured that I would be right behind him. He captured the belt…..the matches we had (previously) were main event material, and were the main event a few times, and so I really believed that that opportunity would come, but I never did. But as we know, there’s politics in everything, and I never did (get the shot). I have no idea why that decision was made.

We talk so much more about his life before and during UFC, as well as his memories of working with Owen Hart, Shawn Michaels and many other top-tier WWF wrestlers. We also discuss where he sees himself in UFC history, his loyalties to Bret Hart and talk comparisons with Brock Lesnar. It is well worth a listen, so check it out at the link at the top of the page.

Gerweck Report podcast: Frankie Kazarian talks Russo, Carter, Jarrett, Bischoff, Styles, Hogan, and more

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

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Frank Kazarian Interview

In this special edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome former TNA X-division and tag team champion Frank Kazarian for an exclusive interview.

Topics/highlights:

– On why he is no longer with TNA, “still to this day, I have no idea .. other than being told they were going in a different direction”
– The state of tag team wrestling in the business
– On AJ Styles leaving TNA, “I was astonished TNA didn’t do everything to keep him .. I’m astonished Chris Sabin left to”
– On ROH: “Best roster in wrestling right now!”
– On Adam Cole: “light years ahead of where he should be at this age”
– The transition from TNA to WWE, and went went wrong with his WWE stint
– Training with John Cena, Samoa Joe, and Christoper Daniels in UPW
– Four sided ring vs. six sided ring
– Wrestling needing to be more edgy
– Political correctness
– On Vince Russo: “I don’t think his emphasis is on wrestling enough”
– On TNA not acknowledging Russo was working for the company: “have the balls to say Vince Russo is writing your show”
– On Russo and Spike TV taking jabs at each other: “It’s like we are children again”
– What was Russo watching backstage at a TNA PPV?
– On his relationship with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan
– His opinion of Dixie Carter, personally and professionally
– How the creative process has changed over the years in TNA
– Thoughts on the Aces and Eights faction
– Thoughts on Jeff Jarrett starting a new wrestling promotion
– Why WWE doesn’t hire more former TNA talent
– Would Frankie be interested in signing a WWE developmental deal?
– On poor TNA attendance figures: “A lot of people didn’t even know we were in town!”
– Frankie’s opinion of the WWE Network
– TNA’s future
– Update on Traci Brooks
– Frankie’s opinion of Sons of Anarchy and Star Wars!
– And much more!

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Follow Frankie Kazarian on Twitter at @FrankieKazarian. Frankie is available for bookings at Kazbookings@gmail.com

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Gerweck Report podcast special: Teddy Long on racism in wrestling, Ron Simmons, Undertaker, TNA, and much more

Monday, Sep 22, 2014

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Teddy Long Interview

In this very special edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome future WWE hall of famer Teddy Long.

Topics discussed include:

– Leaving WWE, and the possibility of Long returning to the company in the future
– Racism in wrestling, and being called the N word
– Who told Teddy that a young Undertaker would never draw a dime?
– How Teddy become a wrestling manager
– The circumstances of the Ron Simmons winning the world championship
– What happened to wrestling managers?
– The history of the “peanut head” stuff
– Managing The Undertaker in WCW
– Making the move from WCW to the WWF
– WWE’s decision to bring back ECW
– Raw expanding to three hours
– Long’s favorite moments in the wrestling business
– Thoughts on the passing of Sean O’Haire
– A great story involving a young Randy Savage
– Who would Teddy prefer inducting him in the WWE hall of fame?
– Would Long work for TNA or Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling?
– What does TNA need to do to change their fortune?
– How he developed his catchphrases
– Booker T’s group in Texas
– Why did Vickie Guerrero get a WWE Network special, but not Long?
– Long’s legacy in the business
– On why he might turn down the WWE hall of fame
– Long’s thoughts on Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson

Highlights:

– Life on the road: “I had been on the road for two years of my life, and I didn’t know exactly how bad I was burned out .. I don’t miss one day of WWE.”

– On fourteen years with WWE: “Mr. McMahon took care of me.”

– On returning to WWE? “I’ll probably never go back there.”

– On what he is doing on Mondays now “I am going to these acting classes.”

– Who told Teddy Long that a young Undertaker would never draw a dime?

– On racism in wrestling, “it’s still going on, its going on everywhere. It not just professional wrestling .. I think in the WWE it has gotten better.”

– Which wrestling great was against the idea of Teddy becoming a manager?

– Teddy’s favorite moments in the business

– On not being able to work outside of WWE due to being an independent contractor, “How they get away with that is unbelievable to me.”

– On TNA: “They aren’t that bad. I think someone will pick them up, its bad writing there.”

– “In Triple H’s eye I’m too old to be on TV,” Long said.

– “I wasn’t a bad fan of his, that’s for sure” – Long on Flair

– On the WWE hall of fame, “I may turn them down.”

To book Teddy Long for your event, contact Brian Wittenstein at brianwittenstein@gmail.com

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Gerweck Report podcast #49: Thoughts on the Russo interview, Spike TV, O’Haire’s passing, Adrian Peterson, more

Monday, Sep 15, 2014

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In this edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Frank Dee and Steve Gerweck discuss:

– The fall out from the Vince Russo interview
– Is Russo the most polarizing character in wrestling?
– Should Lex Luger, Ted Turner, and Vince Russo go into the WWE hall of fame?
– Reaction to Spike TV’s statement about Russo’s comments
– Has Spike TV been a good TV partner for TNA?
– Jake Roberts continues to battle his illness
– The Tragic passing of Sean O’Haire
– Thoughts on the Adrian Peterson situation
– AJ Styles had a great match on ROH TV
– Frank’s idea for a match at Survivor Series
– And much more!

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Gerweck Report podcast special: Vince Russo talks Dixie, Owen, Jarrett, Cornette, Hogan, Bischoff, and much more

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014

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Vince Russo Interview

In this special edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee are joined by special guest, Vince Russo. Topics covered include:

– The attitude era
– The ECW and NWO influence
– Did Frank Dee call Russo a liar?
– How the Spike TV and TNA relationship started to disentagrate
– Impact going head to head with Raw on Monday night
– Dixie Carter’s management of TNA, and her many mistakes
– TNA’s biggest challenges
– Working with Hogan and Bischoff in TNA
– Spike TV’s ratings expections
– Why the Carter family has been unable to sell TNA
– Triple H and Stephanie McMahon gaining more influence in WWE
– WWE expanding Raw to a weekly three hour format
– Booking three hour Nitro shows
– Russo becoming an on air TV character
– Russo winning the WCW world title
– Bret Hart in WCW
– Could WCW have been saved when Russo arrived?
– Critism from Michael Hayes
– Did Vince McMahon filter Russo in WWF?
– McMahon purchasing WCW
– The WWE Network
– The Oklahoma character in WCW
– Russo’s regrets
– Russo’s break down in McMahon’s office
– Racial discrimination in WCW?
– The Back story of Booker T winning the WCW championship
– Why does he have heat with Jim Cornette?
– Would Russo ever return to WWE?
– How the creative process has changed over the years in WWE
– Russo on his relationship with Jeff Jarrett and the birth of Global Force Wrestling
– Who Russo holds responsible for losing his TNA job
– Why did Owen Hart revert back to the Blue Blazer?
– and more in this two hour plus exclusive!

Follow Vince Russo on Twitter @pyroballyhoo and visit his web site at pyroandballyhoo.com

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Gerweck Report podcast #47: The Ray Rice incident, CM Punk’s legal letter to WWE, Jake Roberts, Elgin, and more

Monday, Sep 8, 2014

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In this edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, the podcast that tells it like it is, Frank Dee and Steve Gerweck discuss:

– The high profile Ray Rice incident
– CM Punk sends a legal letter to WWE
– The Big Show to face Brock Lesnar after John Cena?
– The latest update on Jake Roberts
– Smackdown staying on Friday nights?
– Why we dropped our WWE Network subscriptions
– WWE bringing Jerry Springer to Raw
– Impact coming to WGN?
– The decision for ROH to take the title off Michael Elgin
– Tony Schiavone talks about Bobby Heenan, the end of WCW
– Would Sting has worked as the third member of the New World Order?
– Mr. McMahon’s kiss my ass club
– And more!

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Gerweck Report podcast #46: Wyatt Family gets buried, Bella Twins, Jake Roberts, Monday Night Wars, more

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

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In this edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Frank Dee and Steve Gerweck discuss:

– The burial of the Wyatt Family
– Terrible acting by the Bella Twins
– WWE adds the Monday Night Wars series and WCW Nitro on the WWE Network
– Lack of creditable opponents for Brock Lesnar
– Lots of stars being held back by WWE
– WWE invites Michael Sam to Raw
– Update on TNA’s television situation
– TNA leaving the house show arena?
– The latest on Jake Roberts
– Rebooking the WCW invasion angle
– Bischoff deserves to be in the WWE hall of fame?
– A question about OJ Simpson’s trial
– Del Rio’s status
– Thoughts on Mickie James winning our hot 100 women of wrestling tournament
– And much more!

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Gerweck Report Podcast #45: Angle and Bully Ray back to WWE?, WWE keeping Mysterio hostage, TNA’s TV situation, more

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

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In episode #45 of the Gerweck Report podcast, Frank Dee and Steve Gerweck discuss:

– Bill Goldberg’s WCW undefeated streak
– Triple H’s reign of terror
– Worst period in Raw’s history
– Should WWE take back Kurt Angle and Bully Ray?
– WWE dropping the Bo Dallas and Adam Rose gimmicks?
– Why won’t WWE allow Rey Mysterio out of his contract?
– ROH pushing African American athletes
– Racism in WWE
– Thoughts on TNA’s TV situation
– Smackdown moving back to Thursday nights
– Should WWE bring back the brand extension?
– Any chance WWE brings back the Hardy Boys?
– WWE debuts the Monday Night Wars series on the WWE Network
– Thoughts on the hot 100 women of wrestling tournament
– And more!

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Bodyslam podcast: Lesnar destroys Cena, Daniel Bryan’s injury, Bully Ray leaves TNA, and more

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

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The Bodyslam Podcast is coming at you with the top news stories of the week. Also, a good friend of mine, Adam Kohn, is our special guest co-host for this edition of the show as we discuss, Brock Lesnar’s destruction of John Cena, The Shield’s ascension as individual wrestlers, Daniel Bryan reportedly needing Tommy John Surgery, and who should TNA position as the number one babyface now that Bully Ray is leaving the company.

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Gerweck Report podcast #44: MVP goes to Ferguson, new WWE logo and title belt, Del Rio, Mysterio, more

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

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In this edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee discuss…

– Any update on the New Nation?
– No Usos match at Summerslam?
– WWE gave the strap to a part-time wrestler?
– Who might Lesnar face at Wrestlemania next year?
– WWE debuts a new logo and championship belt
– MVP arrives in Ferguson, Missouri
– Thoughts on Albert Del Rio and Rey Mysterio’s situations
– WWE’s “independent contractor” contracts
– Fans don’t recognize “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff
– Dana Warrior tells Hulk Hogan to hush about the Warrior
– Impact Wrestling moves to Wednesday nights
– Which group is the #2 promotion?
– Bully Ray leaving TNA?
– Would Spike TV be interested in buying TNA from the Carter’s?
– More issues with the WWE Network
– and more

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Audio: Special Gerweck Report podcast reviewing WWE’s Summerslam

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

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In this special edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, host Frank Dee is joined by the Bodyslam podcast’s Atlee Greene, The RastliN JackaL, and daily “This Day in Wrestling History” contributor and reporter Andrew Davis to break down and discuss the Summerslam PPV event in great detail. Did the PPV deliver? Any streaming issues with the 9.99 network?

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Gerweck Report podcast #42: Del Rio fired by WWE, Scott Hall, Racism in wrestling, Smackdown, more

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

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In episode #42 of the Gerweck Report podcast, Frank Dee and Steve Gerweck discuss:

– WWE firing Alberto Del Rio
– What does Del Rio’s future?
– Racism in wrestling
– Scott Hall’s Twitter responses to wrestling media and fans
– Triple H thinks wrestling fans are cheap, and UFC is not competition to WWE
– WWE dropping the new nation of domination group already?
– Is Smackdown moving to Thursday nights?
– The latest on TNA’s TV situation
– Bully Ray puts Dixie Carter through a table on Impact
– Thoughts on the Hot 100 women of wrestling tournament
– Why did CM Punk leave WWE?

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Audio: Ventura comments on the Chris Kyle Lawsuit, immigration, his new diet, more

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

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Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura breaks his silence on the Chris Kyle lawsuit in an exclusive interview on the Alex Jones radio show. Ventura discusses the courtroom drama, immigration and our open borders, his new diet, and much more.

Audio: Bully Ray on the possibility of TNA losing Spike TV, putting his boss through a table, and more

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

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Ahead of Thursday’s Impact Wrestling on Spike TV from New York City, future TNA hall of famer Bully Ray addressed TNA’s television situation with Spike TV, and the possibility of having to switch television networks, his training school in Florida and its relationship with TNA, life after wrestling, putting his boss through a table, etc.

Gerweck Report podcast #41: WWE updates subscriber count, the Russo debacle, TNA, Hall, more

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

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In episode of #41 of the Gerweck Report Podcast, Frank Dee and Steve Gerweck discuss:

– WWE announcing they have 700,000 subscribers to the WWE Network
– WWE Network to become a premium channel on Canadian cable, and expanding internationally
– New pricing options for the WWE Network
– Will WWE Network offering other forms of entertainment?
– Will Frank renew his subscription to the network?
– Vince Russo issues a statement regarding his TNA/Spike TV situation
– Thoughts on TNA’s future
– Scott Hall doesn’t sign a card for a child cancer patient
– Does Raven belong in the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame?
– Jesss Ventura wins a defamation lawsuit
– Will Hogan vs. Cena happen?
– And more!

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Bodyslam podcast: WWE Network subscribers, Spike cancels Impact, Attitude Era debate, more

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

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The Bodyslam Podcast is coming at you with all sort of pro wrestling goodness. Atlee Greene and Todd Graham discuss the recently revealed number of subscribers for the WWE Network and what it means for the future, Spike TV canceling TNA Impact Wrestling, and the great Attitude Era debate. Atlee believes it was amazing. Todd, not so much.

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Audio: Vince McMahon comments on WWE’s 2nd Quarter financial results

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

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World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and Chief Financial Officer George Barrios discuss the company’s second quarter financial results. Topics discussed include WWE’s television ratings, the WWE Network’s international expansion, pricing for the network, domestic house show business, and more.

Audio: Rockstar Spud talks British Boot Camp 2, TV situation, Vince Russo, Dixie Carter, and more

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

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In this conference call, Rockstar Spud discusses British Boot Camp 2 set to air on Challenge in the UK and Ireland this Fall, and the One Night Only “X Division Xtravaganza” Pay-Per-View event. He is also asked about TNA’s TV situation with Spike TV, working with Vince Russo and Dixie Carter, breaking into pro wrestling, and more.

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Six men will battle the current stars of the X Division in hopes to advance to the Ultimate X. Plus, Bad Influence vs. The Wolves in a Ladder match and Austin Aries vs. Sanada for the X Division Title. TNA Wrestling presents ONE NIGHT ONLY: “X Division Xtravaganza” premiering Friday, August 1 on Pay-Per-View.

Talent featured:

Austin Aries

Rockstar Spud

DJ Z

EC3

Manik

Sanada

Tigre Uno

Kenny King

The Wolves

Petey Williams

Sonjay Dutt and many more!

Gerweck Report podcast #40: Spike TV cancels Impact Wrestling, Vince Russo, Triple H, and more

Monday, Jul 28, 2014

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In episode 40 of the Gerweck Report podcast, Frank Dee and Steve Gerweck discuss:

– Spike TV’s decision to cancel Impact Wrestling
– Dixie Carter’s loyalty to Vince Russo, Bob Carter’s loyalty to Dixie
– TNA’s future
– The future for TNA’s current roster
– Will Spike TV continue airing professional wrestling?
– What the Impact Wrestling cancellation could mean for Global Force Wrestling?
– TNA’s worst decisions, missed opportunities
– WWE to release an updated total number of network subscribers in days
– Jim Ross and CM Punk have their WWE contracts expire
– Triple H not keen on the IWC’s viewpoints
– New Nation of Domination forming?
– Thoughts on the Hot 100 women of wrestling tournament
– Is WWE killing Roman Reigns and Cesaro’s momentum?
– Best WWE Women’s champion of all time?
– Harlem’s Heat heat
– and more!

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Gerweck Report podcast #39: Thoughts on WWE Battleground, poor TNA attendance, Russo, and more

Monday, Jul 21, 2014

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In episode of 39 of the Gerweck Report podcast, Frank Dee and Steve Gerweck discuss:

– Streaming issues with last night’s WWE Battleground PPV on the WWE Network
– How useless the pre-show has become
– Which tag team might be next for the Usos?
– Is Paige getting over with the WWE universe?
– Lana’s Battleground PPV promo
– Potential Summerslam matches
– The Miz winning the IC title
– Will WWE unify the IC and U.S. titles?
– The misuse of Dolph Ziggler
– What would have happened if Kazarian would have cut his hair in WWE?
– Thoughts on WWE developmental system, past and present
– WWE futures for Kenta, Prince Devitt, and Kevin Steen
– Lack of attendance for TNA’s weekend stadium shows
– Why has TNA brought back Vince Russo, again?
– And more!

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Bodyslam podcast: How should WWE use Kenta, Racism in wrestling, Lashley, and more

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014

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​The Bodyslam Podcast is back in the saddle with an all new episode. This week, Atlee Greene goes solo​ with some of the biggest topics in professional wrestling as he discuss

– Dion Beary’s article in The Atlantic on Racism in wrestling

– KENTA and how the WWE should use him

– TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley fighting for Bellator MMA. Should he fight as champion?

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Gerweck Report podcast #38: A review of TNA from NYC, Sting’s potential opponents, Punk’s future, more

Friday, Jul 18, 2014

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In episode 38 of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee discuss:

– Frank Dee being tweeted by Dixie Carter regarding Impact
– Last night’s taped episode of Impact from New York City
– A critique of the current TNA product, talent, and commentary
– Is EC3 a rising star in TNA?
– Dixie Carter’s on air character
– Looking ahead to TNA’s Bound for Glory in Japan
– Potential opponents for Sting if he enters WWE
– Thoughts of the upcoming WWE 2K15 release
– WWE retiring the big gold championship belt
– Replica title belts
– WWE splitting up Heyman and Cesaro?
– Looking at the final WWE Battleground PPV
– Looking ahead to John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar for Summerslam
– CM Punk’s future
– Global Force Wrestling ready to sign a TV deal?
– More names announced for the upcoming all-time hot 100 women of wrestling tournament
– and more

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Gerweck Report podcast: KENTA signs with WWE, Battleground, Sting, next IC champ, more

Monday, Jul 14, 2014

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In episode 37 of the Gerweck Report podcast, Frank Dee and Steve Gerweck discuss:

– KENTA signs with WWE, will it work?
– The upcoming Battleground PPV
– Thoughts on the battle royal for the vacant IC title
– Potential dreams matches for Sting if he does sign with WWE
– TNA’s on demand service vs. WWE Network
– The possibility of TNA shaking up its announce team
– Renee Young to announce on Raw and/or Smackdown?
– GERWECK.NET’s upcoming hottest diva of all time tournament
– What if Paul Heyman would have become head booker of TNA in 2010?
– TNA announcing a second season of British Bootcamp
– Jeff Jarrett being added to WWE’s alumni section
– Matt Striker’s new look

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Audio: Destiny talks meeting Vince McMahon, managing Jerry Lawler, ring announcing, and more

Friday, Jul 11, 2014

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Ring announcer and manager Destiny, a 22 year veteran of the wrestling business, talks:

– Growing up a wrestling fan, and how it all started for her in Philadelphia
– Her longevity in the business
– Managing and working with Jerry “The King” Lawler
– Preparing yourself to ring announce, and her favorite wrestling ring announcers
– Meeting Vince McMahon
– Changes in wrestling over the years
– Pet peeves
– All women wrestling shows
– Training with former ECW wrestler Jason Knight
– And much more!

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Gerweck Report Podcast: More WWE Network woes, McMahon wanting additional cuts, retirements, Cena, and more

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014

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In this edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Frank Dee and Steve Gerweck discuss:

– More WWE Network woes
– Suggestions to make WWE Network better
– WWE Network finally debuts the Monday Night Wars and Saturday Night’s Main Event
– Santino and Petey Williams announce their retirements
– Scott Steiner and Jim Cornette shooting on the current wrestling products
– What if John Cena turned heel?
– WWE firing and rehiring Emma
– Renee Young taking over WWE Superstars
– ROH’s latest TV shows
– TNA’s Impact ratings improve
– Anniversaries for Goldberg vs. Hogan, and the birth of the New World Order
– The worst IC champions of all time
– And much more!

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Audio: Wrestle Review discuss nWo Souled Out ’97

Sunday, Jul 6, 2014

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In the debut edition of the Wrestle Review, Frank Dee and The Rastlin JackaL review the nWo 1997 Souled Out pay-per-view.

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Gerweck Report podcast: Thoughts on MITB, Cena, Rollins, Emma, WWE Network, and more

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014

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In the latest edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee discuss:

– The Money in the Bank PPV, and the fall out
– John Cena winning another WWE championship
– Seth Rollins winning the brief case WWE title
– Will Seth Rollins cash in and win the WWE championship?
– Which former WWE champion does Roman Reigns remind Frank of?
– More streaming issues on WWE Network
– Will fans re-subscribe to the WWE Network?
– Guerrero family drama
– Should JYD be voted in the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame?
– Emma gets arrested for Shoplifting
– The returns of The Miz, Y2J, and AJ Lee
– Latest word on Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling
– Bad wrestling storylines
– Reflections on this first half of 2014
– And much more!

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Audio: Gerweck Report podcast talk Vickie Guerrero and the WWF HOF, Josh Matthews, Bound for Glory, MITB, more

Sunday, Jun 29, 2014

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In the latest edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank D talk:

– Rumors of Vickie Guerrero going into the WWE hall of fame
– Reaction to WWE releasing Josh Mathews
– Thoughts on TNA booking Bound for Glory in Tokyo
– Possible main event for Bound for Glory
– Thoughts on TNA’s Impact Wrestling tapings in New York City
– Which former TNA talent learned he was gone from the company via the internet?
– The passing of Larry Nelson
– Thoughts on the Money in the Bank PPV card
– Rumors on whom might win the vacant WWE title
– And much more!

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Audio: Gerweck Report podcast on Money in the Bank, Lashley, Six-Sided Ring, ROH, nWo, more

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014

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In the 33rd episode of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee talk:

– ROH’s Best in the World PPV
– ROH’s talent, music, production, TV distribution, etc.
– Bobby Lashley captures the TNA title from Eric Young
– TNA decides to bring back the six sided ring
– Vickie Guerrero finishes up with WWE?
– Voters say no to Victoria entering WWE’s hall of fame
– Possible scenarios for Sunday’s Money in the Bank
– Brock Lesnar to challenge for the WWE title at Summerslam?
– Latest developments regarding the WWE Network
– Was WWF disrespectful for continuing the ’99 Over the Edge PPV?
– What would have happened if Bret Hart wouldn’t have left for WCW?
– What if WCW survived to this day?
– New World Order returning to WWE?
– And much more!

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