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GRP interviews Jeff Jarrett: Global Force Wrestling’s concept, PPV numbers, retiring from the ring, Vince McMahon, TNA, and more

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

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Jeff Jarrett Interview

Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome former WWF Intercontinental champion, six-time NWA world champion, King of the Mountain, co-founder of TNA Wrestling, and now the founder of Global Force Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett.

Topics discussed:

– Jarrett’s thoughts on the Wrestle Kingdom 9 PPV
– Any preliminary PPV buys numbers for the event?
– The concept of Global Force Wrestling
– What is next for Global Force Wrestling? TV deal?
– GFW entering the saturated PPV market
– The next wrestling boom
– Is Jarrett’s partial ownership of TNA a conflict of interest?
– His current relationship with TNA
– The possibility of Jarrett entering the WWE and TNA hall of fames
– Does he have heat with Vince McMahon?
– Ending his in ring career
– Will Vince Russo be apart of GFW?
– His WWE and TNA highlights
– Regrets
– Jarret’s wrestling legacy
– And more!

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GRP #78: Thoughts on the Raw reunion, Ross vs. Mathews, TNA’s latest reboot, The Undertaker, a trip down memory lane, and more

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015

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GRP is Raw

In this special live edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Frank Dee (@RealFrankDee) and Atlee Greene (@MidnightLogicGo) discuss last night’s Raw reunion show, thoughts on the upcoming Royal Rumble, TNA first two episodes on Destination America and yet another company reboot, Jim Ross-Josh Mathews twitter exchange, The Undertaker’s status, what is wrong with today’s product, sports entertainment vs. pro wrestling, WWE’s version of the New World Order, the WWE creative process, and a trip down memory lane.

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GRP interviews Eric Bischoff: WWE hall of Fame, Finger poke of Doom, Bret Hart, Vince Russo, Sting, Hogan, and more

Monday, Jan 19, 2015

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Eric Bischoff Interview

In this exclusive interview with the Gerweck Report Podcast, former WCW president and Monday Night “Nitro” creator Eric Bischoff discusses:

– Bischoff being in the beer business
– Possibly of Bischoff entering the WWE hall of fame
– His thoughts on the Monday Night War series
– Making WCW profitable, eliminating fraud
– The WCW PPV that never happened – and why it never did
– His reaction to WCW being purchased by Vince McMahon
– Bischoff’s plan for WCW had he had purchased the company, rebuilding the brand
– When WCW lost its momentum
– The infamous Finger poke of Doom
– The plan to create an nWo brand
– The origins of the nWo theme music
– The cost of using the “Voodoo Child” song
– Exactly how much money did WCW lose?
– Bischoff’s critique of today’s WWE product
– What if WCW would have won the Monday Night war?
– Is WWE’s PG rating hurting the company?
– Regrets
– Thoughts on bringing Bret Hart to WCW
– Ending Bill Goldberg’s WCW winning streak
– What exactly happened at Bash at the Beach 2000
– Who had creative control in WCW
– Would he return to WWE?
– Sting debuting in WWE
– Bischoff’s legacy in the wrestling business
– Macho Man finally announced for the WWE hall of fame
– Friction with The Big Show?
– Misconceptions
– And much more!

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GRP #76: Savage, Hogan, Reigns, Nash, HHH, Monday Night War, Ratings, and more

Friday, Jan 16, 2015

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GRP is Raw

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

– Randy Savage announced for the WWE hall of fame
– Hulk Hogan selected to induct Savage
– Who should induct Savage?
– Chances of Elizabeth being inducted down the road?
– Is Roman Reigns being sabotaged?
– How Reigns should be booked
– Is Triple H rubbing people the wrong way?
– How to affect change in WWE
– Why it is unlikely to see Batista return to WWE in the foreseeable
– Thoughts on the WWE Network’s Monday Night War series
– WWE re-writing history
– Vince Russo being buried again
– The theory McMahon sent Russo to WCW to bankrupt the company
– The return of Tough Enough
– Ashley Massaro vs. Sunny
– Raw and Smackdown’s declining ratings
– Kevin Nash’s WWE contract re-activated
– Charges dropped against Heath Slater
– The power ranger that wants to fight CM Punk
– and more!

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GRP interviews Ricardo Rodriquez: His WWE departure, WWE’s wellness policy, WWE creative, Triple H, Vince, Del Rio, TNA, and more

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015

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Ricardo Rodriguez Interview

In this special edition of the Gerweck Report Podcast, former WWE superstar Ricardo Rodriquez discusses:

– His departure from WWE: “I left under my own terms”
– “I had almost two years to go!” said Rodriquez of the WWE contract he was granted his release from
– On why he left WWE: “They weren’t doing anything with me”
– “I don’t think they were too fond of myself” he said of the new regime in WWE
– “I created the Ascension, that was my original idea back in FCW,” Rodriquez states in the interview
– Ring announcing in WWE
– On turning babyface: “I could have been done differently .. I think it was kind of forced down people’s throats and I wasn’t too fond of that”
– Issues with his weight in WWE
– Not being WWE’s first choice to be Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer
– The changing of the guard from John Laurinaitis to Triple H in talent relations
– Triple H’s style: “He is involved in a lot of things”
– On Raw: “I haven’t watched it in awhile”
– On Triple H and NXT: “That is his baby”
– The riggers of being on the road full-time
– The creative process in WWE
– WWE writers: “It’s a revolving door”
– The lack of competition for WWE
– The pay outs changing due to the launch of the WWE Network
– On the new pay outs for the video game: “We got dicked, royally!”
– WWE employing wrestlers as “independent contractors”
– Ricardo being called a bumblebee in WWE
– How he learned that Stephanie McMahon speaks Spanish
– Ricardo’s reaction to the departure of Justin Roberts
– The possibility of working for Lucha Underground and TNA
– WWE ending The Undertaker’s Wrestlemania winning streak
– Del Rio’s departure from WWE
– The not so random testing policy in WWE
– Sting finally showing up in WWE
– Randy Savage announced for the WWE hall of fame
– WWE’s PG content
– WWE dropping the brand extension
– Funny road stories
– And much more!

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GRP #74: Savage in the WWE HOF, WWE shakes up the announce teams, Chyna, Cole, Owen, and more

Monday, Jan 12, 2015

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GRP is Raw

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

– The expected announce of the Randy Savage in the WWE hall of fame this year
– How might induct Savage?
– Other names that might be announced for the 2015 WWE hall of fame class
– Could WWE trust Chyna to make a hall of fame speech?
– WWE shakes up the announce teams for Raw and Smackdown
– Smackdown moving to Thursday nights
– Raw viewership up marginally last week
– TNA moves to Destination America
– A discussion on the GERWECK.NET year end awards
– Vince McMahon writing Roman Reigns’ promo
– Will Frank stop calling TNA the dead brand?
– Amazing Kong returns to TNA
– Is Michael Cole a good announcer?
– Mitt Romney to run for president again?
– And much!

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GRP #73: A look back at 2014, the upcoming Royal Rumble, Kevin Nash, WWE Network, and more

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015

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GRP is Raw

In our first live edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee

– A look back at the year in wrestling, 2014
– Favorite moments of 2014
– Looking ahead, and what we might see this year
– Is NXT a preview of WWE’s future?
– Who might win the Royal Rumble
– The potential of the WWE Network
– Raw being hard to watch
– Jabroni of the year for 2014?
– Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt instead of Undertaker vs. Sting at Wrestlemania?
– The depleting PPV market
– The domestic case involving Kevin Nash and his son
– TNA announcing the signings of the current talent
– NFL officiating becoming a parody of WWE officiating
– We are joined by Atlee Greene (Body Slam Podcast) and Anthony Missionary Thomas from Wrestling Soup
– and much more in this 2 hour edition of the show

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The Final Bodyslam Podcast‏

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

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The Bodyslam Podcast is here to ring in the New Year! Atlee Greene is joined by guest host Jason LaBonte as they breakdown all the latest news and views in professional wrestling. Topics include

– 12/29/14 Monday Night Raw Review

– Impact Wrestling Moving to Friday Night

– Kurt Angle Re-signs with TNA

– CM Punk Selects His Training Camp

– Global Force Wrestling/NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9

– Is Roman Reigns Ready to be THE GUY?

– and more including an announcement regarding the future of the show.

GRP #72: TNA’s interest in Del Rio, Benoit-2K15, Sunny on Skype, NXT

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

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GRP is Raw

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

– Explanation of why Frank Dee refers to WWE as “The Whip”
– Should TNA sign Del Rio?
– How to use Del Rio in TNA (and not to use him)
– Breaking down TNA’s offer to Del Rio
– AJ Styles doesn’t want to return to TNA
– Why is Frank Dee pissed off?
– Follow up on our Benoit-2k15 discussion
– Fans can’t accept that Benoit killed his family
– The Kevin Sullivan conspiracy theory
– Bill Cosby being vilified in the court of public opinion
– Fans hatred for John Cena
– Evidence that Steve Austin beat up Debra?
– How African Americans are viewed in public
– Site posts photos of Sunny doing a Skype chat
– Thoughts on last week’s NXT show
– Why NXT is a better show than Raw
– Our WWE hall of fame classes for 2015
– And much more in this two hour podcast!

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GRP #71: CM Punks signs with UFC, Impact Wrestling’s new logo, Superstar of the year, TLC, and more

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014

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GRP is Raw

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

– CM Punk’s decision to sign with the UFC
– Will Punk be successful in MMA?
– Should Punk have ended The Undertaker’s streak?
– Is Punk a hypocrite?
– Sting vs. younger stars?
– Does anyone care about the Slammy Awards?
– Alberto Del Rio headed to the UFC?
– Dixie Carter is open to working with Vince Russo again?
– Will Impact Wrestling become Destination American’s signature show?
– Thoughts on Impact Wrestling’s new logo
– The possibility of TNA programming coming to Netflix
– Will Discover allow TNA to push the envelope?
– Who should have been voted the WWE superstar of the year?
– The TLC PPV card
– WWE adding more classic content on the network
– Follow up on the Scott Hall-Cody Hall tweet
– Fans creating Chris Benoit on the new WWE video game
– And more

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GRP #70: Thoughts on the Austin-McMahon podcast, TNA’s great 2014, CM Punk, Del Rio, Cesaro, and more

Friday, Dec 5, 2014

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GRP is Raw

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

– Dixie Carter characterizes 2014 as a good year for TNA
– Carter’s comments on possibly bringing CM Punk in
– Will TNA sign Alberto Del Rio?
– Carter’s comments on Kurt Angle’s status
– Sting signs for six WWE appearances
– Will Discovery help subsidize TNA talent?
– New Japan launches a streaming site
– Is TNA rebooting itself again?
– Thoughts on CM Punk on Colt Cabana’s podcast, part II
– Thoughts on Steve Austin-Vince McMahon’s podcast
– Vince buries Cesaro
– McMahon being out of touch
– Will The Undertaker wrestle again?
– Fans critic of Sting’s appearance?
– WWE title vs. Big Gold
– How to book a WCW reunion show
– Batista to star in a new James Bond movie
– And much more!

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GRP #69: Reaction to the CM Punk podcast, Hall ruins his son’s reputation on Twitter, Ryback, Anonymous Raw GM, more

Monday, Dec 1, 2014

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GRP is Raw

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

– CM Punk finally breaks his silence
– Will Vince McMahon responds to Punk on Steve Austin’s podcast via the WWE Network?
– WWE’s ability to control wrestlers with their independent contractor status
– WWE fires Punk on his wedding day
– Is WWE being run like WCW?
– Why did WWE never put CM Punk in the Wrestlemania main event?
– Punk refers Ryback as steroid guy
– Ryback fires back at Punk on Twitter
– Punk’s vision for the Shield
– WWE doctor’s clearing wrestlers over the phone
– Triple H gives 12 Rounds to Randy Orton
– Punk’s meeting with Vince and Triple H after this year’s Royal Rumble
– Punk takes a shot at Chris Jericho
– Punk questioning Vince McMahon regarding payment changes as a result of the WWE Network
– Thought’s on the return of the Anonymous Raw GM
– Scott Hall ruins his son’s reputation on Twitter
– Christian is voted into the GERWECK.NET hall of fame
– and more!

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GRP #68: Sting finally arrives in WWE, his possible opponents, Lesnar’s future, worst NWO members, and more

Monday, Nov 24, 2014

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GRP is Raw

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

– Sting finally arrives in WWE!
– Thoughts on where they go with the Stinger going forward
– Sting vs. Undertaker or Triple H at Wrestlemania 31?
– What took so long for Sting to debut in WWE?
– Sting vs. The Rock in the future?
– Finally a surprise on a WWE pay-per-view
– The Big Show turned again?
– Where was Sting’s baseball bat?
– Dolph Zigger was the sole survivor!
– WWE used the Raw set at the Survivor Series
– Brock Lesnar’s future
– Lesnar vs. Lashley in MMA?
– The future of the WWE championship
– Savage and Sting to headline next year’s WWE hall of fame?
– Who was responsible for killing WCW?
– Worst NWO members?
– Bad wrestling storylines
– The Ultimate Warrior’s WCW stint
– Is Shane McMahon a future hall of famer?
– And more!

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Gerweck Report #67: CM Punk’s tweet, a rant on the WWE hall of fame, best tag teams, over rated wrestlers, and more

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

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

– CM Punk’s tweet
– Gerweck’s rant on the WWE hall of fame
– Why Chyna should be inducted into hall of fame
– The Monday Night War series on the WWE hall of fame
– Speculation on why Randy Savage is not in the WWE hall of fame
– The move to induct the British Bulldog
– Discussion on the best tag teams past and present
– Has the IWC over rated Lance Storm?
– Is Mick Foley over rated?
– Did WCW make any stars besides Goldberg?
– Which stars came out of the WCW power plant?
– Breaking News! TNA signs a new TV deal
– and more!

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Gerweck Report podcast with TSC’s Fred Richani: WWE’s creative process, TNA future, thoughts on WWE 2k15, and more

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In this edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome Fred Richani of the The Sports Courier to discuss the current state of the wacky world..

– Lack of continuity in today’s product
– The creative process in WWE
– Will Triple H change anything when he is fully in charge of WWE?
– The lack of crowd reaction for Raw
– WWE’s need to change the TV/PPV sets
– The lack of characters in WWE
– Dolph Ziggler and Cesaro are damaged goods
– The Roman Reigns character
– WWE pushing Mark Henry again?
– Kane the main event killer
– WWE’s Network being a lame duck product
– Thoughts on the new WWE video game
– TNA’s future
– What changes should TNA make moving forward?
– The awful ring name of Bram
– TNA needing to improve talent/media relations
– The poor house TNA drew at the TV taping in Bethlehem, PA
– and more!

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Exclusive interview with Bobby Eaton: Jim Cornette, Steve Austin, Koko B. Ware, scaffold matches, different tag partners, and more

Monday, Nov 17, 2014

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Bobby Eaton Interview

In this exclusive interview, Steve Gerweck talks to wrestling legend “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton on the following topics:

– Health update
– The “Beautiful” nickname (“I don’t think I’m beautiful, believe me”)
– His favorite tag team partner?
– Vince McMahon not liking tag team wrestling
– Why he didn’t jump to WWF after the Midnight Express disbanded
– Being on the road with Jim Cornette
– Eaton’s first impression of Cornette
– Cornette’s Diary Queen incident
– Never winning the Crockett Cup tag team tournament
– Working on scaffold (“I hate theme matches”)
– Being injured working scaffold matches
– The Mulkey Brothers
– Crockett selling his promotion to Bill Watts (“That was a downfall for pro wrestling”)
– His notorious travel bag
– Where Eaton believes the Midnight Express in the annuals of tag team wrestling
– Koko B. Ware’s hall of fame credentials
– Seeing the potential in Steve Austin
– Wrestling in Japan
– His brief stint in ECW

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Audio: Jesse Ventura talks Net neutrality, a national sales tax, health care, and more

Friday, Nov 14, 2014

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Jesse Ventura infowars

WWE hall of famer and former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura was a guest on the Friday edition of the Alex Jones radio show. Topics discussed include:

– Net neutrality
– Running for president in ’16?
– Poor voter turn out at the mid term elections
– The Republicans taking control of congress
– Heath care
– The Chris Kyle Lawsuit
– The end of Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
– The news networks
– A national sales tax
– Putin
– and more!

Gerweck Report #64: ECW Exposed, Jim Ross, Grumpy Cat, Cesaro, ROH live, and more

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

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

– The ECW Exposed show that aired on the WWE Network
– The ECW music on the network
– Lack of good theme songs today
– Would John Cena have worked in the old ECW?
– Cesaro being under utilized in WWE
– Have they killed the PPV business?
– Would people watch jobber matches today?
– Do more fans today talk about ECW more than WCW?
– Dudley Boyz or The Road Warriors?
– Steve Austin’s “Uncle Eric” promo
– The grumpy cat is coming to Raw
– JR is coming to GFW
– Steve’s experience at a weekend ROH show
– Is Rusev a future WWE champion?
– TNA moving Impact to Monday nights against Raw in 2010
– Frank Dee’s message to Dixie Carter

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GRP with Matt Hardy: A possible return to WWE, Philosophical differences with Russo, TNA TV update, Jeff Hardy, and more

Monday, Nov 10, 2014

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Matt Hardy Interview

In this special edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome GERWECK.NET hall of famer Matt Hardy.

Topics discussed include:

– Hardy never winning the world title in WWE
– Politics in wrestling
– State of tag team wrestling
– The WWE Network
– Chances of the Hardy Boyz returning to WWE (“If I never set foot back in WWE, I’m cool with that!”)
– Hardy’s thoughts on the current WWE product
– Hardy’s opinion of Vince Russo
– The turning point for the Hardy Boyz in the WWF
– Was the storyline with Hardy-Edge-Lita a shoot or a work?
– Is another wrestling boom period coming?
– Will Matt being returning to ROH?
– Thoughts on the TNA TV situation
– A Jeff Hardy update
– His match against Jeff at Wrestlemania
– TNA overpaying for Hulk Hogan
– Dixie Carter
– His return Japanese tour with Wrestle-1
– Global Force Wrestling
– And more

Follow Matt Hardy on Twitter @MATTHARDYBRAND
Click here for Matt’s official web site

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My interview with RVD: His stand up comedy, his WWE status, being insulted by TNA and why he left, Russo, and more

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RVD Interview

In this exclusive GERWECK.NET interview with former WWE and TNA world champion Rob Van Dam, RVD discusses:

– His current projects, and doing stand up comedy
– What does RVD to do to relax?
– The concept of the WWE Network, and the content being edited
– No more jobber matches
– His WWE status, and might we see him at Wrestlemania 31?
– Should WWE offer a limited dates deal to Kurt Angle?
– RVD’s thoughts on Stephanie and Triple H gaining more in WWE
– How the WWE backstage atmosphere has changed
– Why WWF didn’t hire Bill Alfonso with RVD in 2001
– Vince Russo’s lack of creativity in TNA
– Why TNA never really clicked with wrestling fans
– Van Dam almost renewing his contract with TNA, and being insulted by the company
– Funny Sabu story in TNA
– and more!

Warning: Strong language

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My interview with ROH star Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne): Returning to ROH, the WWE experience, a possible to WWE, more

Sunday, Nov 9, 2014

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I had the chance to catch up to former WWE superstar Evan Bourne, who has returned to Ring of Honor as Matt Sydal. This interview was taped prior to Saturday night’s ROH debut in Toledo, OH:

Topics discussed:

– Sydal’s re-birth in ROH
– How ROH has changed over the years
– The novelty of ROH
– ROH’s steady growth
– The live experience of a wrestling show
– His WWE highlight, and getting injured
– A possible return to WWE?

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My interview with Adam Cole: The ROH product, CM Punk’s future, goals, and more

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I had the opportunity to chat with former Ring of Honor champion Adam Cole prior to Saturday Night’s ROH debut in Toledo, Ohio.

Topics discussed include:

– What differentiates ROH from the other wrestling promotions?
– Training with Combat Zone Wrestling
– Favorite wrestlers growing up
– What winning the ROH title meant to him

Follow Adam Cole on Twitter @AdamColePro

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Audio: Jimmy Jacobs on ROH missing in major markets, his future, and more

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I had the opportunity of interviewing Jimmy Jacobs prior to Saturday night’s Ring of Honor show in Toledo, OH.

Topics discussed include:

– ROH’s TV growth since Sinclair purchased the promotion
– Will he retire in Ring of Honor?
– Taking bumps over the years

Follow Jimmy Jacobs on Twitter @JimmyJacobsX

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Audio: Cedric Alexander talks ROH clicking with wrestling fans, lack of African American stars, Stereotypes, more

Saturday, Nov 8, 2014

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I had the opportunity to chat with ROH stand out Cedric Alexander prior to Saturday’s Ring of Honor house in Toledo, Ohio.

Topics discussed include:

– What ROH needs to do to grow
– His wrestling training and breaking into the business
– His fondness for WCW’s cruiserweight division
– If being African American helps or hurts him in the wrestling business
– Stereotypes in wrestling
– Being allowed to be creative
– Where he sees himself in five years

Alexander is available for bookings at cede816@gmail.com, halo441@yahoo.com
Follow him on Twitter @CedricAlexander

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Gerweck Report podcast #62: Monday Night War, best theme music, dream matches, Shamrock, Reigns, and more

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014

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

– The Survivor Series being offered for free on the WWE Network
– No blood for WWE cage matches
– The lack of creativity in WWE
– Thoughts on the Monday Night War series on the WWE Network
– Eric Bischoff said Bret Hart lost his passion in WCW
– Which stars did WCW create?
– What happened to Taz when he debuted in WWE?
– Bill Goldberg’s WCW streak
– Jericho’s creativity in WCW and signing with WWE
– The lack of catch phrases today
– The future of Roman Reigns in WWE
– Should Ken Shamrock be inducted into the WWE hall of fame?
– Should Christian be voted into the GERWECK.NET hall of fame?
– All time favorite wrestling theme songs
– Dream matches that never happened
– and more!

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Gerweck Report with D-Lo Brown: Why he feels Savage will never get into the WWE HOF, Dixie not growing in the biz, PG rating, and more

Monday, Nov 3, 2014

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D-LO BROWN Interview

In this special edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome former TNA and WWE superstar D-Lo Brown.

Topics discussed include:

– D-Lo on today’s wrestling: “I don’t keep up with any of the products, “TNA or WWE!”
– Going back and watching some of his old matches and footage
– What does Vince McMahon need to do to rejuvenate the wrestling business?
– WWF winning the Monday Night war
– Did WWF botch the WCW Invasion?
– TNA’s roster today
– Thoughts on the Aces and Eights angle – “We could have done more with the talent that was in there.”
– The Spike TV/Vince Russo fall out
– Four sides vs. six sided ring
– Over exposure of the TNA in Orlando
– On Dixie Carter: “Dixie Carter is a great business woman, but she is not a great wrestling woman! .. I never saw her grow as a wrestling owner!”
– Working with New Jack and Mustafa in SMW
– The chest protector gimmick
– Could a new nation of domination group in WWE today?
– Is PG killing the wrestling? “To me, wrestling is inherently violent!”
– The Droz incident
– On Vince Russo: “I think Vince is an ultra creative guy!”
– Does D-Lo think Steve Austin will wrestle again?
– “In my opinion, Randy will never been in the (WWE) hall of fame”
– The plight of Amhed Johnson
– Will D-Lo open a wrestling school?
– and much more!

Be sure to follow D-Lo Brown on Twitter @dlbrown75

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Audio: Len Rossi on his career in the Memphis territory

Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

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from Efren Guzman:

Rossi talks about his career in the Memphis territory, being the first to integrate mix races teaming with Blackcat Brown, and the accident that ended his wrestling career, more

Halloween edition of the Gerweck Report Podcast: WWE Network, McMahon, Angle, Reigns, Ryback returns, and more

Friday, Oct 31, 2014

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Gerweck Report Podcast Andrea

In this special Halloween edition of the Gerweck Report Podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee discuss:

– WWE Network subscriber numbers
– Price changes for the network, a free month of services
– Is WWE addressing the network’s content?
– An idea for a new network show
– The Hell in the Cell PPV main event
– Kurt Angle staying with TNA
– Can Roman Reigns carrying the torch?
– Is Raw the worst TV show on television today?
– Maybe Vince McMahon should take a pay cut
– Bobby Roode wins the TNA title
– A political rant, and thoughts on the upcoming elections
– Ryback returns
– Lesnar doesn’t have to defend the WWE title every thirty days?
– The Nielsen ratings
– Thoughts on WWE 2K15
– and more!

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

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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.

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