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Bodyslam Podcast: Hell in a Cell Recap, WWE Network subscriber numbers, Daniel Bryan, and more

Friday, Oct 31, 2014

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On this episode of The Bodyslam Podcast, Atlee Greene is joined by guest host Jason LaBonte. Jason is a former independent wrestler in the New England area who brings his insight and knowledge to the show. Topics covered this week are

– Hell in a Cell Recap

– Monday Night Raw Recap

– Bobby Roode vs. Bobby Lashley main event from Impact

– Daniel Bryan

– WWE Network subscriber numbers

and More!

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Audio: WWE’s Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Call With Vince McMahon

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

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Today’s WWE’s Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Call With Vince McMahon.

Gerweck Report featuring The Honky Tonk Man: WWE Hall of Fame, HTM trademark, Savage, Flair, TNA, ROH, and more

Monday, Oct 27, 2014

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Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome the greatest IC champion of all-time The Honky Tonk Man.

Topics discussed include:

– Working on the independent circuit
– When will walk away from the ring
– TNA wanting to book HTM for one appearances, and why he turned them down
– Why he turned down the WWE hall of fame
– Why the WWE hall of fame disappeared for a time
– Why he inducted Koko B. Ware into the WWE hall of fame
– Why Randy Savage is not in the hall of fame
– Why HTM doesn’t watch today’s WWE product
– Suggestions on making the product better
– His current relationship with WWE
– HTM’s thoughts on the WWE Network
– The Honky Tonk Man trademark
– Forming a tag team with Greg Valentine, and the plan to win the WWF tag team champions
– Bischoff not liking HTM
– His current relationship with Jerry “The King” Lawler and Brian Christopher
– Thoughts on Shane McMahon, Vince Russo, and Jesse Ventura
– Thoughts on Vince McMahon passing the reigns to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
– Will HTM write a book?
– And much more in the exclusive interview!

Follow The Honky Tonk Man on Twitter @OfficialHTM. Visit HTM’s official web site (HONKYTONKMAN.NET )

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Gerweck Report interviews Jake Roberts: Health update, making peace with The Ultimate Warrior, Hogan, HIAC, and more

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Jake The Snake Interview

In our interview with WWE hall of famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts, he talks:

– Updates us on his health issues
– Losing weight, and changing his outlook on life due to DDP’s Yoga
– His grudge held against The Ultimate Warrior, and making peace with him at the WWE hall of fame ceremony
– His upcoming movie, comedy tour, and book
– Learning he had a daughter he didn’t know about
– Someone posing to be him on Instagram
– His beef with the internet
– Problem with today’s wrestling
– The McMahon’s paying for his rehab
– His thought’s on Hell in the Cell and Bray Wyatt
– Giving back
– His program with Savage, and not working with Hulk Hogan
– And more!

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Bodyslam podcast: Thoughts on Raw, TNA’s future, GFW/NJPW, HIAC PPV predictions, and more

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

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The Bodyslam Podcast is back in the saddle with all sorts of pro wrestling goodness. Atlee Greene and Todd Graham discuss all of the hot topics of the week including:

– This past week’s episode of Monday Night Raw

– TNA’s Future

– Global Force Wrestling/New Japan Pro Wrestling

– Hell in a Cell Predictions

And More!

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Gerweck Report Podcast #57: Chyna shoots on Sean Waltman, TNA’s bleak future, more Russo, HIAC predictions, and more

Friday, Oct 24, 2014

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In this edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee cover the water front of current topics:

– WWE Hell in the Cell PPV predictions. No blood on Sunday?
– Frank Dee debates The Disco Inferno
– Russo’s controversial comments. We are still awaiting on round two with Russo, will it happen?
– TNA’s bleak future
– TNA’s world title situation
– Justin Roberts not retained by WWE
– Chyna shoots on Sean Waltman and Stephanie McMahon
– Thoughts on our interview with Christopher Daniels
– Just how dull the wrestling industry is right now
– Steve fills out a WWE survey for the network
– Mick Foley’s promo on Raw
– The RKO videos on social media
– Best Nitro endings
– Would Lex Luger have made a good WWF champion?
– Lance Storm’s hall of fame credentials
– Listener questions and comments
– David Hasselhoff endorses the British Bulldog for the WWE hall of fame
– Ed Leslie’s many ring names
– Lilian Garcia’s real age
– and more!

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Audio: Earl Cooter says Cody Deaner ripped off his gimmick in TNA

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

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Independent wrestler and trainer Earl Cooper talks taking a correct back bump from Low Ki, talks in-depth about FTW promotion. He tells a funny Sabu story, also how Cody Deaner’s gimmick in TNA was a rip off from him and the up coming show featuring Hacksaw Jim Duggan and more.

Gerweck.net talks to Christopher Daniels: TNA, never winning the world title, Russo, Dixie, Styles, WWE, ROH, GFW, and more

Monday, Oct 20, 2014

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GERWECK.NET welcome former TNA X-division and tag team champion Christopher Daniels for exclusive interview.

Topics discussed:

– On ROH: (Daniels and Kazarian) “We decided to make Ring of Honor our home. We have made that our number one priority.”
– The state of tag team wrestling
– On Leaving TNA: “I just feel like Frankie and I weren’t somebody’s cup of tea there .. I just assumed after awhile, that someone wasn’t on our side on the creative team.”
– Missed opportunity to work with The Wolves: “It never came around.”
– Morale in the TNA locker room
– Daniels let go by TNA for budgetary reasons? “They basically got rid of me and Frankie Kazarian and then the next tag team series they focused on, they brought back Matt Hardy and Devon .. to me, monetarily, that doesn’t make any sense .. I saw my pay checks, and I wasn’t breaking the bank.”
– WWE’s reluctance to sign TNA talent “I am surprised it never happened for AJ (Styles).”
– The possibility of working for WWE in the future. Would he accept a WWE developmental deal?
– Vince Russo in TNA: “When Frankie and I left, we had no idea he was even there.”
– On Russo: “Some of his ideas were good, some weren’t .. I just had a hard time communicating with him, I feel.”
– The TNA creative process
– Dixie Carter’s management of TNA
– TNA bringing back the six sided ring
– Never winning the world heavyweight title
– His year long feud with AJ Styles
– TNA booking Bound for Glory in Japan: “Yeah, it was confusing, I didn’t understand quite the mentality behind it.”
– Working for New Japan in the future
– Thoughts on TNA’s TV future
– What ROH needs to do to grow its audience
– His emotional return to ROH
– What ROH needs to do to attract fans to PPV
– Lack of fans attending live TNA house shows
– The possibility of working for Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling
– Working with Hulk Hogan in TNA
– His favorite tag teams
– Will he write a book?
– Life after wrestling
– His legacy in the business
– and much more!

Visit Daniels’ official web site at fallenangelchristopherdaniels.com
To book Daniels for your wrestling event, contact Bill Behrens
Follow Daniels on Twitter at @facdaniels

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Audio: Roxy Rossi talks being third generation in the wrestling business, love of animals, Walking Dead, and more

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014

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The Atomic Podcast interviews third generation star Roxy Rossi. Rossi talks about being a third generation wrestler, her wrestling career, her love of animals, being an avid fan of the Walking Dead, plus her female inspiration for being a wrestler, and eating vegan style.

Gerweck Report Podcast #56: Frank Dee’s birthday, Sonny Onoo on the nWo, Bischoff, Russo, Jarrett, and more

Friday, Oct 17, 2014

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Sonny Onoo Interview

In this special edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee are joined by former WCW manager Sonny Onoo, the innovator of the selfie. It is Frank Dee’s birthday, so we talk a lot of one of Frank’s favorite topics – World Championship Wrestling.

Topic’s discussed include:

– His background in kick boxing and meeting Eric Bischoff
– Working a show in North Korea, and meeting Muhammad Ali
– The success of nWo Japan
– The New Japan/WCW relationship
– Transitioning from being a referee to becoming a manager
– The origins of the New World Order
– Sonny’s evaluation of today’s wrestling product
– WCW politics
– The creative process in WCW
– Russo’s decision to eliminate the international talent
– Onoo’s lawsuit against WCW
– Vince McMahon purchasing WCW
– The talents of Ernest “The Cat” Miller
– The possibility of Onoo working for Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling
– and more!

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Audio: Ron Simmons on his ECW stint, The Rock getting over, Teddy Long, Owen Hart, and more

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014

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Ron Simmons Interview

WWE hall of famer Ron Simmons was a guest on the Gerweck Report Podcast on Monday. Here is our exclusive interview:

Topics discussed:

* his ECW stint
* Doom (where is Butch Reed today?)
* Teddy Long
* The Nation of Domination
* The Rock
* Owen Hart
* JBL, The APA
* The “Damn” catchphrase
* WWE Network
* His current relationship with WWE
* Owen Hart
* Possible book

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Gerweck Report podcast #55: Ron Simmons interview, Bound for Glory, WWE Network, Hogan, Rock, Austin, and more

Monday, Oct 13, 2014

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Ron Simmons Interview

In this edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome WWE hall of famer Ron Simmons. Topics also discussed include:

– The Bound for Glory PPV weekend, and Dixie Carter’s deleted tweets
– No TNA world title or tag team title match at Bound for Glory?
– No Bobby Roode at BFG?
– WWE Network to start airing advertisements
– Team 3D’s future
– Havok arrival in TNA
– Royal Rumble to feature 40 wrestlers again
– State of wrestling on PPV
– Hulk Hogan to wrestle again?
– Triple H vs. The Rock at Wrestlemania 31?
– Cena’s best rivals

Ron Simmons talks:
* his ECW stint
* Doom (where is Butch Reed today?)
* Teddy Long
* The Nation of Domination
* The Rock
* Owen Hart
* JBL, The APA
* The “Damn” catchphrase
* WWE Network
* His current relationship with WWE
* Owen Hart
* Possible book

Upcoming Ron Simmons appearances:

Friday October 17, 2014 8PM Bell Time

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Amy Dumas FKA Lita, Ron Simmons, “Hardcore” Bob Holly, Christian York, Luke Hawx, MCW Champion Drolix w/ Black Wall Street, The Bruiser, Shane Strickland, The Punk Rock All Stars and more.

Saturday October 18, 2014 7:30PM Bell Time

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Amy Dumas FKA Lita, Ron Simmons,”Hardcore” Bob Holly & Luke Gallows , Christian York, Luke Hawx, MCW Champion Drolix w/ Black Wall Street, Mandy Leon, Shane Strickland and more.

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Gerweck Report podcast special: Brodus Clay on having his Wrestlemania match nixed, WWE creative, WWE Network, Cena, Punk, and more

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

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Brodus Clay Interview

Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome special guest, former WWE superstar Brodus Clay to the Gerweck Report podcast.

Topics covered:

– What has Brodus been up to since departing WWE
– Clay growing up a wrestling fan, and his favorite wrestlers
– Training with Deep South Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling
– Why Clay feels WWE developmental is more stressful than being on the main roster
– Being mentored by the likes of Dusty Rhodes, Arn Anderson, and Bill DeMott
– Clay working as bodyguard for Snoop Dogg
– WWE wanted to call him Heavy G
– The creative process in WWE
– The development of “The Funkasaurus” gimmick
– Should John Cena turn heel? Stale character?
– What happened to the hateful heels?
– Why Clay feels wrestling isn’t as exciting as it once was
– Why Clay feels the attitude era wouldn’t work today
– Working with Tensai
– CM Punk leaving WWE
– Clay’s thoughts on the WWE Network
– Clay’s WWE highlights
– “I don’t think I completely recovered from it,” on having his Wrestlemania 29 match pulled
– Clay’s goal of working in Japan
– Undertaker’s Wrestlemania streak ending
– Might he return to WWE in the future?
– And more!

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Gerweck Report Podcast #53: What is Raw about Raw today?, Austin rumors, Sting, Batista, and more

Monday, Oct 6, 2014

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In this edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee tackle the following topics:

– Nick Hogan’s ICloud account hacked
– Update on Global Force Wrestling
– Update on TNA’s TV situation
– Should a TV network be more interested in TNA or GFW?
– What if TNA went out of business?
– What is RAW about RAW these days?
– The Bunny
– Why Frank Dee thinks the WWE Network is a joke
– Rollins, Ambrose, Reigns, who wins the WWE title first?
– Is Roman Reigns ready for a top spot?
– Is Sting ready for WWE television?
– Will Sting wrestle at Wrestlemania 31?
– Will Steve Austin wrestle again?
– Will Batista return to WWE?
– Best and worst Undertaker vs. Triple H matches
– And much more!

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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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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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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!

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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?
– Jesse Ventura wins a defamation lawsuit
– Will Hogan vs. Cena happen?
– And more!

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