– Is wrestling dead?
– Today’s wrestling products
– The decline of TV ratings
– Waltman’s live experience at Raw in Philadelphia
– The New Day turning babyface
– Update on Road Dogg
– Thoughts on Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles
– No more babyfaces and heels?
– The return of Shane McMahon
– Hogan wins his lawsuit against Gawker
– Participating in the nWo vs. DX angle at last year’s Wrestlemania
– Who will win the presidential election?
– Will Jesse Ventura run for president?
– Leaving WWF for WCW
– Disorganization in WCW
– Is Waltman upset he never won a world title?
– Having heat with the head writer in WWE
– Working for TNA
– The original idea for TNA
– Waltman’s thoughts on Dixie Carter
– Vince Russo
– More smart fans today?
– Is PG rating hurting the WWE?
– Tape trading
– WWE realizing three hours for Raw is too much
– Legacy of NWO and the Wolfpack
– Will he write a book?
– Is four hours plus of Wrestlemania too much?
– Will Linda McMahon get involved in the Shane vs. Undertaker angle?
– What is the Taker vs. Shane program missing?
– Will winning the WWE title at Wrestlemania elevate Roman Reigns?
– A double turn at Wrestlemania?
– WWE wanted Teddy Long to be a Don King like character on TV
– What should WWE do with Reigns?
– Will Bobby Roode and Eric Young join WWE?
– TNA being mismanaged over the years
– Is Vince McMahon still a genius?
– Did Vince Russo help or hurt TNA?
– Why WWE has been lukewarm on TNA talent over the years
– Is the PG rating hurting today’s talent?
– Raw still the top rated cable show
– Stan Hansen announced for the WWE hall of fame
– Is Sting retired?
– Hogan beats Gawker in court
– Linda Hogan cries
– and more!
This week YouTube Sensation Stevie Breech joins the show to talk WM experience. Sam and Stevie talk about past WMs. Plus share the stories about WM31 and look forward to the many things this year in Dallas, Mania, Takeover, Axxess, Wrestlecon, Evolve, ROH and more.
GRP #121 with Teddy Long: Thoughts on Raw, WWE urban legends, backstage pranks, Mr. Anderson, and more
Steve Gerweck, Frank Dee, and future WWE hall of famer Teddy Long are back with the latest edition of the Gerweck Report podcast. We are proud to announce that Long has agreed to be a regular on the podcast!
Topics covered include:
– Thoughts on 3/14 Raw
– The use of Dolph Ziggler
– The current Wrestlemania build up
– Teddy’s Wrestlemania suggestion
– DirecTV and Dish Network not carrying Wrestlemania
– Has Wrestlemania lost a lot of luster?
– Lack of characters and gimmicks in wrestling today
– Is WWE’s developmental system working?
– Teddy talks ROH
– Mr. Anderson’s future
– When do wrestlers help others with out the ring problems?
– Did Randy Orton poop in Sable’s bag?
– Did Mark Henry eat a poo sandwitch?
– Backstage WWE pranks
– Disco Inferno’s backstage heat
– JBL’s backstage hazing
– Are Elizabeth and Missy Hyatt hall of famers?
– Teddy’s idea for WWE hall of fame selections
– and more!
On this edition of The Raw Deal Podcast Frank Dee and Atlee Greene discuss Mr. Anderson being fired by TNA Wrestling also they give their feedback on Roadblock plus the the war of words between Johnny Mundo and Rikishi plus our top 5 Worst Wrestlemania’s list and much more.
The RAW Deal contains some language not suitable for all listeners. Listener discretion is advised.
– WWE opening a physical hall of fame in Orlando
– TNA is for sale?
– Invest in TNA or start a new wrestling group?
– Is Global Force Wrestling a copy of TNA?
– Teddy talks about reaching out TNA years ago with an idea
– Teddy remembers the Big Bossman breaking into the business
– History of the “Peanut Head” gimmick
– Why isn’t Rick Rude in the WWE hall of fame?
– Reliving the Val Venis gimmick
– The Radicals jumping to WWE
– Teddy’s heat with Dean Malenko
– Why did Ernest “The Cat” Miller work in WWE?
– The passings of Hayabusa and Lord James Blears
– Kevin Nash to donate his brain for study
– Why Maven never made it in WWE
– Was Carlito lazy?
– Would Carlito be successful if he returned to WWE?
– The Jimmy Snuka trial
– The Hogan vs. Gawker trial
– A funny Tony Atlas story
– Rhino entering the world of politics
– Jesse Ventura to run for president?
– Khali being clueless in the ring
– The Steiner brothers being pranksters
– and more!
Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome back the greatest Intercontinental champion of all-time The Honky Tonk Man.
– HTM talks about his new one man show
– Transitioning out of the wrestling ring
– The WWE hall of fame
– Today’s wrestling products and talent
– Is Roman Reigns the guy?
– Is wrestling passé
– The impact of MMA on wrestling today
– Wrestling just not being cool these days
– The brawl for all series
– The death of WCW
– Why HTM didn’t sign with WCW
– TNA being for sale
– WWE’s developmental system
– The death of the wrestling territories
– Is the WWE network hurting the company’s popularity?
– HTM’s heat with Eric Bischoff
– The Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan trial
– The upcoming presidential election
– Will Jesse Ventura run for president?
– The return of Shane McMahon
– Inducting Koko B. Ware into the WWE hall of fame
– and much more!
2 time TNA X-Division Champion Petey Williams is my guest this week. Petey is here talking NXT, AJ Styles in WWE, his run in TNA, Team Canada, X-Division Championship, Scott Steiner… and so much more. Follow the gang on Twitter @iPeteyWilliams @PWNPodcast
Audio: Breaking Raw Episode #1 – A review of the 3/7 edition of Raw
Dave and Gatz (Attitude of Aggression Podcast) stop by this week to discuss the hot topics in Pro Wrestling. Sam and the Attitude Boys talk WWE Roadblock, Shane McMahon Return, Possible Brand Split, WrestleMania ideas plus much much more.
GRP #118: Teddy Long talks brand extension, Hayes-Henry incident, Austin getting a free pass, Vickie Guerrero, and more
– Should WWE bring back the brand extension
– How many PPVs should WWE promote a year?
– WWE to bring back a second world championship?
– How did Vickie Guerrero developed “Excuse Me!”
– Michael Hayes called Mark Henry the “n” word?
– Does Austin receive a free pass for his domestic abuse?
– Teddy’s opinion of the WWE/Del Rio incident
– Tito Santana voted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame
– Teddy’s favorite role in wrestling
– Would Teddy return to WWE as Smackdown GM?
– Would Teddy be interested in a job as a color commentator?
– Working with the Skyscrappers and Doom in WCW
– Better manager, Long or Slick?
– A typical taping day routine
– and more!
On this Edition of The Raw Deal Podcast Frank Dee and Atlee Greene are back to take that deep dive into all things pro wrestling.
Topics include the return of Shane McMahon and what it means for WWE moving forward plus thoughts on a possible Brand Extension in WWE plus WWE moving towards more edgy content and why we feel it won’t work plus our thoughts on Mark Madden’s assessment of Dean Ambrose and thoughts on the Global Crusierweight series as well as listener questions.
Former Personal Assistant to WWE COO Triple H, Randy Helms joins the show this week. Randy is here talking Fastlane PPV, his time in US Military and his time in WWE Randy Helms has stories about Vince McMahon, Dusty Rhodes, Triple H and more. Plus Song of the Week “Yourself” by Sweet HayaH. @HelmsRandy @PWNPodcast
Vince Russo on GRP: Shane McMahon returns, WWE declining fan base, WWE politics, TNA’s woes, Styles, JBL, and more
– Is the current McMahon story line imitating what has happened behind the scenes?
– The Godfather deserves to be in the WWE hall of fame?
– WWE politics
– Is Russo a fan of Kevin Owens?
– Why WWE is losing its fan base
– Did Russo have heat with Stephanie McMahon?
– Vince Russo’s legacy in the business
– JBL blames Russo for WCW’s demise?
– Has Russo talked to any wrestling companies in recent years?
– Is today’s wrestling product missing passion?
– Can TNA be salvaged?
– TNA’s declining ratings
– TNA’s management style
– Russo offers to work for TNA for free
– How to book Roman Reigns to get him over as a star
– Will AJ Styles succeed in WWE?
– WWE has forgotten how to make new stars
– Russo not receiving any compensation from WWE?
– The boys being afraid of Vince McMahon, preventing the formation of an union
– Kevin Dunn’s role in WWE
– Why can’t Global Force Wrestling can’t land a TV deal
– and much more!
Host Alan Wojcik has been a fan of TNA Wrestling since the debut show on 6/19/02 and covered the promotion extensively. With TNA releasing on Youtube the weekly PPV’s from the “Asylum Years” he is reaching out to the Asylum stars for their memories of that great era. His next guest is former NWA World Tag Team champion and current GHC Tag Team champion LANCE “ARCHER” HOYT. They discussed the following topics:
His Initial spring 2004 TNA Asylum debut as Dallas & partnering with Kid Ka$h
Winning the World Tag Team titles so fast after this debut
What he thought of the TNA Asylum fans
Feuding with XXX (Low Ki, Elix Skipper & Christopher Daniels), America’s Most Wanted (James Storm & Chris Harris), AJ Styles & Ron Killings.
Working with Vince Russo, Jeff Jarrett, Dutch Mantel & Dusty Rhodes
The transition out of weekly PPV to weekly TV on Fox Sports Net
The legend of Hoyt-A-Mania
His current partnership with Davey Boy Smith Jr in Pro Wrestling Noah
Working against War Machine on Ring of Honor TV
The recent NJPW departures of AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Shinsuke Nakamura
Follow Lance on Twitter at @LanceHoyt. See him in person this Saturday for Main Event Pro Wrestling in Marshall, TX (@OfficialMEPW) at the NWA Parade of Champions on March 31 in Dallas, Texas (www.NWAPOC2016.com) & for @HouseofHardcore (www.HouseofHardcore.net) on April 15-16, Also check out @njpw1972_eng & our show through @MyNameIsWojcik and www.facebook.com/KayfabeWrestlingRadio
Audio: Jeff Jarrett talks GFW, his split from TNA, Owen Hart DVD, the future, more
Our host Alan Wojcik has been a fan of TNA Wrestling since 6/19/02 and covered the promotion extensively since. With TNA releasing on Youtube the weekly PPV’s from the “Asylum Years”, he is reaching out to the Asylum stars for their memories of that great era. Alan was joined by TNA Wrestling co-founder & founder of GLOBAL FORCE WRESTLING JEFF JARRETT. Over thirty minutes Alan and Jeff discussed areas including:
Promoting lessons learned from his grandmother Christine & dad Jerry
GFW has co-promoted house shows but when will we see it on American TV
If TNA and Trifecta Entertainment never meet in 2002, would TNA have survived
Who picked some his colorful Memphis & WWE ring outfits
Has he seen the WWE’s Owen Hart tribute DVD
How soon after the split from TNA was GFW in his mind
The addition of Kevin Sullivan to the GFW production team
What he looks for in talent when scouting for the GFW roster
Could we see a 4th generation Jarrett in the wrestling business
Is he happy with the current position of GFW in the wrestling business
Follow GFW through http://globalforcewrestling.com/ plus @GFWWrestling & @RealJeffJarrett on Twitter. Follow the Kayfabe Wrestling program through www.Facebook.com/KayfabeWrestlingRadio & @MyNameIsWojcik on Twitter
Audio: Teddy Long returns to GRP and discusses Shane McMahon, Wade Barrett, Rey Mysterio, Roman Reigns, and more
– The crew responds to criticism
– A follow up on the Titus O’Neil suspension
– Steve Austin weighs in on racism in the O’Neil incident
– Did Austin use the “N” with Ahmed Johnson?
– An interesting story about Ahmed Johnson
– Thoughts on Big Show’s appearance on the Steve Austin podcast
– Thoughts on Raw, and the return of Shane McMahon
– Will WWE do a bait and switch at Mania?
– Likely outcome of the Shane vs. Undertaker match
– WWE uses color at the end of Raw
– McMahon vs. McMahon again?
– What does the future hold for Shane McMahon?
– Thoughts on the Wrestlemania 32 main event
– How to get Roman Reigns over with the crowd
– Does Roman Reigns deserve the mega push?
– Has the internet hurt the wrestling business?
– Smart fans vs. wrestling fans
– The death of kayfabe
– Did Wade Barrett receive a fair shake in WWE?
– Barrett’s future
– Any chance of an Union in wrestling?
– Thoughts on Vince Russo and Jesse Ventura
– Lawler supports Donald Trump for president
– Rey Mysterio returning to WWE?
– Thoughts on Lucha Underground
– Do fans want to see a Cruiswerweight division?
– Jim Ross to call matches for New Japan
– Has Buff Bagwell changed?
– and more!
WWE Hall of Famer joins the podcast this week. Tito Santana talks starting his career, WWE, AWA, El Matador, Hall of Fame and so much more. Plus California Lucha Libre Promoter Jesus Cruz, and students Scotty Wringer and Samara stop by to talk their big show on February 28th. @PWNPodcast
Audio: TJ Perkins talks Daniel Bryan, concussions, PWG, New Japan, Lucha Undergound, more
Since 2002 Alan Wojcik has earned a reputation as a premier media writer & interviewer of professional wrestling talent. Now he has taken the next step and relaunched his critically acclaimed Kayfabe Wrestling Radio podcast that aired from 2010-2013.
This edition Alan is joined by international & former TNA superstar TJ “MANIK” PERKINS (@MaskaraManik). They spoke about:
**Brian Danielson’s retirement and does he fear for the same fate
**Beginning his career at the tender age of 14
**Working for promotions like Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and New Japan
**His thoughts on Lucha Underground
**Working under the mask as Puma and eventually Suicide/Manik & much more!
Part two will be released later in the week!
Follow TJ through Twitter @MaskaraManik and Alan through @MyNameIsWojcik
The Raw Deal Podcast: The retirement of Daniel Bryan and his legacy, Titus O’Neil’s suspension, more
On this edition of The Raw Deal Podcast, Frank Dee and Atlee Greene have another special guest host and they discuss the current topics going on in the world of wrestling topics include The Retirement of Daniel Bryan and his legacy in the WWE and in the world of Wrestling also discussed is the suspension of Titus O”Neil and the events that led up to his suspension plus much more is contained in the edition of The Raw Deal.
ECW Original Joel Gertner bring his Hijinx to Pro Wrestling Nation this week, Joel talks Axl Rotten, his comedy career, and a wrestling promotion called MXW, plus much more. Plus Funky Sam Medina talks WWE San Jose, Daniel Bryan retirement, CM Punk in MMA and more. @PWNPodcast @MXWwrestling
GRP with Teddy Long: McMahon suspends Titus O’Neil, Daniel Bryan, Bret Hart, Sunny, Donald Trump, WWE HOF, more
– Vince McMahon suspends Titus O’Neil
– Was O’Neil’s suspension racial?
– Batista advises O’Neil to ask for his WWE release
– O’Neil’s future with WWE
– Long shares his thoughts on the Super Bowl and Cam Newton’s behavior after the game
– Was the Super Bowl fixed?
– Daniel Bryan’s retirement on TV
– Bryan’s future in wrestling
– WWE not paying attention to TV ratings
– Who does Dean Ambrose remind Long of?
– WWE’s creative process
– Great stories about WWE creative follies
– Bret Hart’s battle with prostate cancer
– Will WWE ever induct Owen Hart in the hall of fame?
– Sunny enters the adult entertainment industry
– Is Global Force Wrestling interested in Long or not?
– What happened to Awesome Kong (Kharma) in WWE and TNA?
– The passing of Axl Rotten
– Lack of African Americans in management in pro wrestling
– Donald Trump surging in the polls
– The leaked list for this year’s WWE hall of fame class
– The White Boy Challenge
– And much more!
Alan Wojcik is joined by former WWE referee JIMMY KORDERAS who is the lead analyst of Aftermath TV on Sports Net 360 & Fight Network. In part one of two they talk about how the WWE of 1994 would have used social media in that era, who is the ideal opponent for the Undertaker, AJ Styles debut in WWE, will a WWE referee ever be inducted into the HOF, memories of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper & Ultimate Warrior, thoughts on the Owen Hart DVD & memories of the Attitude Era. For show information log onto www.Facebook.com/KayfabeWrestlingRadio or www.Twitter.com/MyNameIsWojcik & for Jimmy check out www.Twitter.com/Jimmykorderas
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Raw Deal Podcast: Awesome Kong/TNA situation, Finn Balor injured, Axl Rotten’s passing, Bret Hart, and more
On this edition of the Raw Deal Podcast, Frank Dee and Atlee Greene return to talk about everything pro wrestling, but they’re not alone they are joined by Raw Deal Listener Dakota and they tackle some of the big stories going on in the wrestling. Listen as they cover the Awesome Kong-TNA situation and what led to her firing plus news on Finn Balor and his injury and how long he may be out of action plus the death of Axl Rotten and Bret Hart announcing he has prostate cancer, plus listener questions and so much more are contained in this episode of the Raw Deal.
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This week on Pro Wrestling Nation, Funky Sam Medina talks to TNA Original “Wildcat” Chris Harris. Chris Harris talks WCW, TNA, WWE, gives an update on his health, talks about life after wrestling and so much more. Funky Sam also breaks down the news in wrestling this week, NXT Releases, Awesome Kong in TNA, Backstage heat on AJ Styles, Bret Hart, Axl Rotten, Sunny Side Up and more.
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Audio: Kayfabe Wrestling Radio talks AJ Styles, Lucha Underground meets with WWE/TNA officials, more
Alan Wojcik is joined by Channel Guide Magazine & Miami Herald contributor SCOTT FISHMAN. They cover his recently featured American Way Magazine article on WWE, how WWE is handling AJ Styles, the pending arrivals of Austin Aries, Shinsuke Nakamura, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson plus rumors of Lucha Underground meeting with WWE & TNA executives. Follow him at @smFishman on Twitter plus check out @ChannelGuide.
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Audio: Kayfabe Wrestling Radio talks Cornette’s Lucha Underground rant, Kong vs. Reby Sky incident, and more
After absorbing a long week of wrestling & sports entertainment, Alan Wojcik brings you a recap of the Awesome Kong/Reby Sky incident in England, review of NXT & Lucha Underground action plus thoughts on Jim Cornette’s rant on the LU product plus an article on the supposed sexism currently going on in WWE and much more!