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Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

723 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 2 hours ago - ★★★★ - 740 ratings

30+ year veteran Hall of Fame pro wrestling journalist Wade Keller from Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter and PWTorch.com discusses the top stories of the week in pro wrestling with top-level guest cohosts and interviews pro wrestling's newsmakers each week. 640160

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WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (9-21-2017): Keller & Mitchell: Flair giving up drinking, Heenan tribute, Charlotte, Jinder, more

September 26, 2022 02:22 - 1 hour - 97.9 MB

In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (9-21-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell to discuss Ric Flair’s People Magazine interview vowing to give up drinking and be an inspiration, Charlotte’s return to Raw to talk about her father, the return of Starrcade this Thanksgiving weekend, the WWE Bobby Heenan tribute, Roman Reigns’s solo promo, Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman hype, Jinder Mahal’s pr...

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago (9-18-2012): Keller & Powell talk Ross & JBL join a newly de-tooled Cole in Lawler's absence, Orton issues

September 25, 2022 01:12 - 2 hours - 115 MB

In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (9-18-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell discuss Jim Ross & JBL joining a newly de-tooled Michael Cole in Jerry Lawler's absence, the third hour of Raw badly drags again, Jason's obsession with Jared from Subway and Wade introduces Jason to the Quizno's kitchen alien rat mascot, Hell in a Cell forecasts, and more with live calls and emails. In the VIP Aftershow they a...

WKPWP Interview Classic with Jeff Hardy from 2005 + review of Booker T's book with Bruce Mitchell, other topics

September 23, 2022 04:50 - 2 hours - 118 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode, we jump back to a segment of Wade's 2005 interview with Jeff Hardy talking about his career including WWE and TNA. Then they shift to 75 minutes of live calls with Wade and PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell discussing the latest on Jerry Lawler and more current events.

WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship - Keller & Powell discuss AEW Grand Slam, Bray Wyatt, Logan Paul, MJF, War Games at Survivor Series, AEW turmoil

September 21, 2022 01:28 - 2 hours - 121 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They discuss these topics: - AEW Grand Slam preview - AEW turmoil behind the scenes including who will survive into next year - Young Bucks or C.M. Punk? - MJF strengths and weaknesses since his return - Bray Wyatt - Logan Paul vs. Roman Reigns at Crown Jewel - WarGames at Survivor Series PLUS A VIP-EXCLUSIVE AFTERSHOW feature liste...

WKPWP Interview Classic with ECW "Barbed Wire City" documentary producer John Philapavage talking ECW history, controversies, movie making

September 19, 2022 19:22 - 2 hours - 149 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (9-7-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller and Bruce Mitchell interview John Philapavage, a documentary maker raising funds to finish his ECW documentary featuring an unprecedented number of interviews with ECW wrestlers, promoters, behind-the-scenes workers, and reporters shortly after ECW folded over ten years ago and in recent months catching up with where key people are today. He talks about the journey he's been on for the past doze...

WKPWP Interview Classic with ex-WWE Creative Matt McCarthy with Vince McMahon stories, Kevin Owens headbutt, Reigns-Cena, more

September 17, 2022 18:59 - 2 hours - 116 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (8-18-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy. He tells some Vince McMahon stories, talks about the writing process and the dynamic between creative team and producers, reaction to John Cena-Roman Reigns segments the last three weeks and an update on Reigns’s progress trying to establish himself as the top star, Dolph Ziggler talk, Indy Streaming potential, and much more including emails.

WKPWP Flagship - Keller & Fann discuss Punk's future, AEW locker room politics, Sami & Bloodline, Dynamite rating surge, NXT changes, more

September 16, 2022 04:46 - 2 hours - 125 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with cohost Rich Fann, a Pro Wrestling Torch columnist. The latest expectations on the C.M. Punk, Young Bucks, Tony Khan controversy including what has gone right and wrong with Punk's year stint with AEW on and off camera. Reaction to Dynamite's ratings surge this week. Analysis of key Dynamite segments including AEW Title Tournament semi-finals, Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland vs. The Luc...

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago (9-11-2012): Keller & Powell day after Lawler heart attack talk with cardiologist about how WWE handled it

September 14, 2022 00:04 - 2 hours - 140 MB

In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (9-11-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell discuss the on-air heart attack of Jerry Lawler. They are joined for 20 minutes by a cardiologist who explains what brings on heart attacks and how WWE was prepared for and handled this emergency on Monday night. Then they take live calls discussing Lawler. In the VIP Aftershow they talk about other elements of Raw and more abo...

WKPWP Interview Classic with Jerry Lawler & Randy Hales: Memphis wrestling, Lawler's career, road stories, territory era of pro wrestling

September 13, 2022 02:03 - 2 hours - 132 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (8-24-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell interview former pro wrestling manager Randy Hales on Memphis wrestling, memories of working with Jerry Lawler, the territory era of pro wrestling, road stories, whether Jerry Lawler is the best pro wrestling interview ever, and much more! Live callers participate in the show throughout. Plus, the VIP Aftershow includes a clip from Wade Keller interviewing ...

WKPWP Interview Classic Special: Hennig Family Legacy Panel with Larry Hennig, Jim Ross, Baron, Hansen, Dillon, Karch

September 11, 2022 05:46 - 2 hours - 118 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (7-6-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with a new lengthy introduction by Mick Karch discussing the three generations of Hennigs – Larry, Curt, and Joe (a/k/a Curtis Axel) – with a journey through their careers. Then we present an all-star panel discussion from this summer’s George Tragos/Lou Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame with Jim Ross, J.J. Dillon, Stan Hansen, ...

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (9-7-2017): Keller & Radican: Mae Young Tournament, WWE’s relationships with indy groups, more

September 10, 2022 01:30 - 3 hours - 172 MB

In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (9-7-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by PWTorch staff member Sean Radican for the weekly Thursday Flagship. They delve into the GFW Impact situation regarding Jeff Jarrett and their viability going forward, plus what they’ve meant to pro wrestling and why they come up short of ever being the “cool brand.” Also, in-depth analysis of the Mae Young Tournament so far, then a fascinating lo...

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago w/Keller & Mitchell (9-4-2012): How will Punk & Heyman co-exist on WWE TV, Hug It Out match, live callers

September 09, 2022 06:24 - 2 hours - 121 MB

In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (9-4-2012), host Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell discuss with live callers the previous night's Raw, focusing on the Paul Heyman and C.M. Punk alliance - how will they co-exist on TV with Punk seemingly a lone wolf-type, will this lead to a Punk & Brock tag match, and more questions explored. Plus, calls on other items from Raw. In the VIP Aftershow, Wade & Bruce take email q...

WKPWP Flagship (pt. 1 of 2) - Keller & Hausman & Krol discuss AEW turmoil with Punk, Bucks, Hangman, Omega, Khan with live callers, more

September 07, 2022 04:49 - 2 hours - 130 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-hosts Nick Hausman from WrestlingInc and Eric Krol from PWTorch. They streamed the show live and talked with callers for four hours almost exclusively about the C.M. Punk, Young Bucks, Tony Khan, Hangman Page, Kenny Omega turmoil, the media Q&A comments from Punk that sparked a backstage fight afterward, the possible ramifications, and so much more from so many angles....

WKPWP Interview Classic w/ex-WWE Creative Team Member Alex Greenfield on McMahons behind scenes, getting WWE gig, Reigns-Cena segments, more

September 05, 2022 02:30 - 1 hour - 104 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (9-4-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews ex-WWE Creative Team member Alex Greenfield who breaks down his interpretation of the Roman Reigns-John Cena segment, the McMahon family quirks behind the scenes, how he got his WWE gig, and more.

WKPWP Interview Classic with Gabe Sapolsy talking Punk, Samoa Joe, Danielson, Aries "before they were stars," ROH memories, more

September 04, 2022 04:17 - 2 hours - 115 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (8-24-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews Gabe Sapolsky, the co-creator and longtime booker of ROH and now DGUSA and Evolve, about changing style due to concussions, what C.M. Punk, Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan, and Austin Aries were like "before they were stars" outside of ROH, how he is adjusting the in-ring style of DGUSA because of concussions, thoughts on the current WWE, TNA, and ROH products, the transition from DVD to iPP...

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago w/ Keller & Powell (8-28-2012): Punk vs. Lawler headlines Raw, Triple H's retirement speech, more

September 02, 2022 00:57 - 2 hours - 132 MB

In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (8-28-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell take live phone calls and answer email questions on a wide variety of topics including last night's Raw headlined by C.M. Punk vs. Jerry Lawler. Also, the three hour format begins to wear on viewers, in-depth on Triple H's retirement speech, plus live calls and emails on a wide range of other subjects.

WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship - Keller & Powell discuss AEW All Out hype and Clash at Castle hype, can Omega be top star for AEW, more

August 31, 2022 06:49 - 2 hours - 154 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They discuss these topics: - A march through AEW All Out line-up and evaluating the hype and the pacing of the card taking shape. - The Jon Moxley-C.M. Punk situation. - Can Kenny Omega be AEW's top star ever, or should that even still be a goal? - Paul Levesque's booking aesthetic revealing itself over the last four weeks, including...

WKPWP Interview Classic with Paul Bearer, pt. 2 of 2 (10 Yrs Ago): Which current star Taker gave the ultimate endorsement to, more

August 30, 2022 01:44 - 2 hours - 115 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (8-17-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews Undertaker's longtime manager Paul Bearer who answers more than a dozen email questions plus Keller's questions on a wide range of topics including: - Which new main eventer Undertaker gave an ultimate endorsement to. - Which wrestler did Taker say is the "last of the old school wrestlers." - Which WrestleMania opponent was Taker unhappy with - Does Bearer want Taker to make another...

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (8-24-2017): Keller & Sam Roberts talk Cena’s strange demeanor and lack of chemistry with Reigns, more

August 27, 2022 01:30 - 1 hour - 103 MB

In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (8-24-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by Sam Roberts from the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast and also a panelist on the WWE Kickoff Shows. They talk about the fallout from a busy four days in WWE from NXT Takeover and the debut of Adam Cole to Robert Roode’s title loss and subsequent Smackdown debut. Also, what the heck was up with the John Cena and Roman Reigns dynamic, the Brock Lesna...

WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin: Mox beats Punk but what's next, Gargano on Raw, Reigns-McIntyre, UFC 278, more

August 26, 2022 05:58 - 2 hours - 132 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Todd Martin, a PWTorch VIP analyst. They  discuss these topics: - The Jon Moxley vs. C.M. Punk title match and forecast what's likely next and what various options really exist. - A full Dynamite review including All Out line-up taking shape. - A full review of the latest Rampage and some thoughts on the direction of the show overall. - A review of WWE Smackdown inclu...

WKPWP Interview Classic with Lilian Garcia detailing her strange WWE audition, trying to be accepted as an outsider, being a Flair fan, more

August 25, 2022 02:06 - 1 hour - 110 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (8-18-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews 15 year veteran WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia. She talked about her new show on Podcast One and interviews with Samoa Joe and Batista in her first two shows, plus her unlikely journey to WWE, being a pro wrestling fan and a Ric Flair fan in particular, a strange WWE audition, getting acclimated to the unwritten rules of trying to be accepted despite being seen as an outsider usin...

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago w/ Keller & Powell (8-21-2012): Summerslam fallout analysis including Triple H teasing retirement, more

August 23, 2022 21:46 - 2 hours - 141 MB

In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (8-21-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell they take live phone calls and answer email questions on a wide variety of topics including last night's Raw with Summerslam fallout including Triple H teasing retirement, Brock quitting WWE, Punk attacking Lawler, Chris Jericho's departure, and more.

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (8-17-2017): Keller & Powell talk Summerslam hype evaluated, crowd response to Jinder celebration, War Games

August 22, 2022 17:24 - 2 hours - 129 MB

In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (8-17-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net for the Thursday Flagship episode. They presented an in-depth Summerslam Preview, talked about the controversial crowd response to Jinder Mahal’s India Independence celebration, plus the Listener Mailbag on War Games, Miz, NXT’s future, Jason Jordan, and more.

WKPWP Interview Classic with Paul Bearer (10 Yrs Ago): Career highlights from early days as Percy Pringle in Dallas and Florida, more

August 21, 2022 03:04 - 1 hour - 105 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (8-17-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews Undertaker's longtime manager Paul Bearer, who talks about his entire career including his days as Percy Pringle III in Florida and Texas. The interview is three hours total, and this is the first half of the interview featuring live caller questions on a variety of other topics including Undertaker, the Hall of Fame, Jimmy Hart, Vince McMahon, Kane, Isaac Yankem, and Boy Tony.

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago w/ Keller & Powell (8-14-2012): Evaluating final Raw leading into Summerslam 2012, big angle with Triple H

August 19, 2022 19:37 - 2 hours - 152 MB

In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (8-14-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell take live phone calls and answer email questions on a wide variety of topics including last night's Raw with the final hype for Summerslam with a big angle at the end with Triple H, Brock Lesnar, and Shawn Michaels. Also, A.W. continues to speak out about his firing. Does he have a valid gripe with how WWE handled it? Live call...

WKPWP Interview Thursday: Keller talks with former Head Writer at WWE Brian Gewirtz about his new book, Triple H replacing Vince, more

August 18, 2022 20:08 - 2 hours - 146 MB

In this special "Interview Thursday" episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast, Wade talks with former Head Writer at WWE Brian Gewirtz about his 15 years writing WWE alongside Vince McMahon, his new book titled “There’s Just One Problem…: True Tales from the Former, One-Time, 7th Most Powerful Person in WWE” chronicling those 15 years. This discuss a wide range of topics including the departure of Vince McMahon and his thoughts on Paul Levesque as his replacement, what has he noticed ...

WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship - Keller & Fann talk WWE Financials, Vince mentions, Levesque booking, Riddle, McIntyre, AEW Dynamite, more

August 17, 2022 05:03 - 2 hours - 130 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Rich Fann. They discuss these topics: - WWE 2022 Q2 Financials analysis including how Vince McMahon was and wasn't spoken of, the dynamic between Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan, what numbers jumped out as meaningful and which ones didn't, and more. - The changing landscape of streaming and how it might affect WWE. - Continuing thoughts on Paul Levesque's booking so fa...

WKPWP Interview Classic w/Stan Hansen & J.J. Dillon w/live in-studio audience: Engaging, entertaining, laugh-out-loud, fascinating stories

August 15, 2022 04:00 - 2 hours - 123 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (July 2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell interviewed J.J. Dillon and Stan Hanse in Waterloo, Iowa at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center as part of the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend in front of a live studio audience. It’s an engaging, entertaining, laugh-out-loud, fascinating hour with two legends, including Hansen who has done very few interviews since his r...

WKPWP Interview Classics w/Robert Stone (Robbie E) and Mike "Nova" Bucci (Simon Dean) from 10 Yrs Ago talking career highlights, aspirations

August 13, 2022 20:29 - 1 hour - 103 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (8-10-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews Robbie E., now Robert Stone in NXT, about the biggest match of his career on Sunday's Hardcore Justice PPV with Jeff Hardy, James Storm, and Bully Ray. First, though, a show dedicated to TNA with live callers and email questions along with Keller's preview of Hardcore Justice, thoughts on last night's Impact, Aces & Eights speculation, and ratings analysis. Then in a bonus Interview...

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (8-10-2017): Keller & Mitchell: Infuriating shortcoming of WWE, Summerslam, NXT Takeover, Cena promo, more

August 11, 2022 18:32 - 2 hours - 123 MB

In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (8-10-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by PWTorch senior columnist Bruce Mitchell for the Thursday Flagship episode. They discuss an infuriating shortcoming of basic storytelling and presentation of characters by WWE including putting the brand above the wrestlers and having announcers react inconsistently to key facets of the stories they tell. They also dissect the John Cena promo res...

WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk Levesque's early changes to WWE, should AEW respond to WWE, AEW's TV deal concerns, more

August 10, 2022 04:33 - 1 hour - 104 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They discuss these topics: - Evaluating early indications of what Paul Levesque is going to do differently than Vince McMahon - Will Riddle be a changed character next week on Raw? - Karrion Kross's arrival and how he can be best utilized. - Is it likely Sasha Banks and Naomi return? - Will Tony Khan change AEW in response to Levesqu...

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago w/ Keller & Powell (8-7-2012): Has C.M. Punk's heel turn worked, new Raw intro song, HBK appearance, more

August 08, 2022 00:00 - 2 hours - 142 MB

In this week’s Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (8-7-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net’s Jason Powell take live phone calls and answer email questions on a wide variety of topics including has C.M. Punk’s heel turn worked, new Raw intro song, Shawn Michaels appearance, Summerslam hype, three-hour format week three, and more.

WKPWP Interview Classics with Sean "X-Pac" Waltman (10 Yrs Ago): Insight backstage at Raw #1,000 including Rock, Punk, Undertaker, Vince, DX

August 06, 2022 19:22 - 2 hours - 158 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (7-20-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews Sean "X-Pac" Waltman who provides extensive insight from being backstage and on camera at Raw #1,000 including Rock, Punk, Undertaker, Vince McMahon, DX, and many other subjects. Sean talks about Scott Hall saying in a Torch Talk that he and Kevin Nash checked out on trying to help WCW succeed after Eric Bischoff treated Sean poorly and fired him to get back at them. Live calls and e...

WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin: Triple H's strong start, AEW vs. WWE ratings lately, review of Raw, Dynamite, UFC, NXT, more

August 05, 2022 05:14 - 2 hours - 111 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Todd Martin, a PWTorch VIP analyst. They  discuss these topics: - A review of AEW Rampage - Rampage's declining viewership - A review of Dynamite - Comparing Dynamite and NXT ratings lately - Thoughts on the announced AEW support staff under Tony Khan - A review of WWE Smackdown - A review of WWE Raw including what stood out as different - NXT 2.0 review - The latest ...

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (8-3-2017): Keller & Powell talk Nakamura, Gable, Jordan-Miz TV, Lesnar-Jones, Summerslam, Bray, Shield

August 04, 2022 02:00 - 1 hour - 96.9 MB

In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (8-3-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by ProWrestling.net’s Jason Powell to cover the top stories of the week in pro wrestling including Shinsuke Nakamura’s big win, Chad Gable vs. Rusev, Jason Jordan on Miz TV, Brock Lesnar-Jon Jones, Summerslam, Broken Matt-GFW battle, Alberto and Paige, plus a dip into the WKPWP Mailbag on Bray, Shield, WWE Financials, and much more.

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago w/ Keller & Powell (7-31-2012): Comparing main event potential of Cody, Ziggler, Cesaro, rape joke, more

August 02, 2022 20:06 - 3 hours - 166 MB

In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (7-31-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell discuss and dissect Raw #1,001 including why the ratings plummeted after last week's huge success, analysis of A.W.'s endorsement of his wrestler by comparing his ring style to a man committing rape, did it work against C.M. Punk that his first heel promo included arguing with another top heel, plus much more. Live calls throug...

WKPWP Interview Classics with John Morrison and Insane Clown Posse (10 Yrs Ago): JBL backstage issues, Ziggler success, WCW Nitro era, more

July 31, 2022 20:58 - 2 hours - 142 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (7-20-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews former WWE wrestler John Morrison. He talks about his upcoming JCW live event next month, his backstage issues with JBL, his favorite in-ring wrestling moments, the psychology of being a babyface or a heel, how he feels about Dolph Zigger's success, his reaction to Joey Mercury's face being bashed in by the ladder, the opponent he most wishes he could have wrestled that he never did,...

WKPWP Interview Classics with Jake Hager & John Piermarini and Tommy Rich (5 Yrs Ago): Exploring wrestler-writer dynamic behind scenes, more

July 30, 2022 19:46 - 2 hours - 112 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (7-6-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews ex-WWE Creative Team member John Piermarini and former WWE World Champion Jack Swagger. The focus of the interview is on the dynamic and creative process between a WWE Creative Team member and a wrestler. Do the same writers usually work with the same wrestlers? How did John and Jack become friend and how did that help the creative process? What was it like working with Vince McMahon...

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago (7-24-2012): Keller & Powell discuss Raw 1,000 including mega-ratings, Punk's apparent turn, more

July 28, 2022 22:14 - 2 hours - 158 MB

In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (7-24-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell discuss and dissect Raw #1,000 from many angles, including breaking news during the show regarding the great TV ratings for the show. They focus on C.M. Punk's apparent heel turn and future opponents and A.J. being appointed Raw G.M., along with taking live calls and answering email questions on the show. In the VIP Aftershow, ...

WKPWP - Flagship - Keller & Heydorn talk Vince retirement and Triple H taking over as Head of Creative, Mailbag questions on future of WWE

July 27, 2022 00:55 - 2 hours - 144 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Zack Heydorn from PWTorch.com. They discuss primarily the retirement of Vince McMahon and the appointment of Paul Levesque to Head of Talent relations. They discuss what to expect and what not to expect in terms of changes in the on-air product, the behind-the-scenes traps that could derail them but also the positive changes that could make WWE fans feel better about supp...

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (7-20-2017): Keller & Mitchell talk Shane McMahon helicopter incident, Brody documentary, Cena’s flag waving

July 25, 2022 20:16 - 2 hours - 116 MB

In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (7-20-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch senior columnist Bruce Mitchell for the debut episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast on the Podcast One network. They discuss the top stories of the week including... - Brock Lesnar’s potential return to UFC next year - Shane McMahon’s close call in a helicopter emergency landing on Wednesday and the history of plane crashes in...

WKPWP Interview Classic with Sean Mooney (5 Yrs Ago): Fascinating insights into Vince McMahon, interviewing Trump, backstage at first Raw

July 23, 2022 20:02 - 2 hours - 125 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (7-23-2017), Wade Keller interviewed Sean Mooney, ex-WWF announcer from late ‘80s to early ‘90s talking Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan, Jesse Ventura, Gorilla Monsoon, Prime Time Wrestling, Lord Alfred Hayes, the feeling backstage after the very first episode of Monday Night Raw, the opening of the WWF Headquarters in Stamford, Conn., interviewing Donald Trump, his worst memory in WWE, and much more with live caller and email questions...

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago (7-17-2012): Keller & Powell discuss Summerslam line-up, MITB fallout, Raw #1000, Impact, more

July 22, 2022 03:00 - 2 hours - 134 MB

In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (7-17-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell take live phone calls and answer email questions on a wide variety of topics including Raw ratings analysis, Money in the Bank fallout, Summerslam line-up, Impact analysis, Raw #1,000 rating predictions, and much more including some talk about the "Breaking Bad" season opener.

WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship w/Keller & Powell (pt. 1 of 2): Is Summerslam worthy of name this year, full preview of announced matches, more

July 20, 2022 05:42 - 1 hour - 88.7 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents part one of a two part Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They discuss these topics: - Does this year's WWE Summerslam line-up and hype live up to Summerslam standards? - A full preview of the announced matches and analysis of the hype so far - Jeff Jarrett special referee announcement - How to better utilize Omos than having him dominate the Street Profits - A mailbag qu...

WKPWP Interview Classics w/Dustin Rhodes & Daffney (10 Yrs Ago): Dustin talks addiction recovery and working for WWE, Daffney talks career

July 17, 2022 20:06 - 2 hours - 150 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (7-13-2012), Bruce Mitchell guest-hosted and interviewed former WWE star and current AEW wrestler "Goldust" Dustin Runnels discussing what he was up to post-WWE, addiction recovery and being sober for four years, why his Brother vs. Brother match idea with Cody Rhodes was shot down, whether he wants to return to WWE, his relationship with father Dusty Rhodes, whether he's been contacted for Raw #1,000, wanting to capture the NWA Worl...

WKPWP Interview Classics: Ex-WWE Creative Matt McCarthy (5 Yrs Ago) talks McMahon changing mind on wrestlers + Kyle O'Reilly (10 Yrs Ago)

July 16, 2022 05:05 - 2 hours - 141 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (7-6-2017), Wade Keller interviews ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy, who discusses top WWE storylines such as Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe, the Hype Bros., Randy Orton-Aiden English, and Big Cass and Enzo. He also rants about some of the fans at New Japan’s Long Beach, Calif. events this weekend, which he attended. Plus, what match or moment stood out the most from the NJ shows? Also, he discusses moments from his time in WWE...

WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin: Latest Vince development, Big E's uncertain future, UFC's top star depth, Reigns-Lesnar hype

July 15, 2022 06:01 - 2 hours - 142 MB

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Todd Martin, a PWTorch VIP analyst. They discuss these topics: - The impact of the latest reporting by the Wall Street Journal regarding Vince McMahon's payments to women not previously reported, plus the new details on the paralegal who was part of the original WSJ reporting. Will Vince McMahon pay a big price for this? How has WWE handled this so far from a public r...

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (7-12-2017): Keller & Powell talk Lesnar, Samoa Joe, Enzo-Cass, Cena, Styles, Social Media with live callers

July 12, 2022 17:00 - 2 hours - 139 MB

In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (7-12-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net’s Jason Powell answer calls about Lesnar, Samoa Joe, Enzo-Cass, Alberto, SMW, Cena, Styles, Battleground, Jinder, and more with callers. Then, in the previously VIP-exclusive Aftershow, they ponder possible changes to the Roster Split set-up, social media prudence for wrestlers, the GFW Alberto suspension, and reflecting on the top storie...

WKPWP Interview Classics with Bobby Lashley (10 Yrs Ago): His interactions with Donald Trump & Ivanka, prospects of Lashley-Lesnar, more

July 10, 2022 19:24 - 2 hours - 114 MB

In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (7-6-2012), Wade Keller interviewed former WWE and TNA headliner and MMA fighter Bobby Lashley. They covered a wide, wide array of topics including: What was Donald Trump like behind the scenes? Does he believe steroids are dangerous? Did Ivanka Trump think pro wrestling was real? Who does he think will win between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen? Can anyone solve the Jon Jones riddle? Who was his favorite WWE opponent? Which wrestle...

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (7-5-2017): Keller & Parks talk WSJ article on WWE demographic targetting, GLOW, Great Balls of Fire, more

July 09, 2022 06:43 - 2 hours - 118 MB

In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (7-5-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Greg Parks preview Great Balls of Fire and also discuss WSJ’s new article on WWE’s demographic targeting, GLOW, and more with callers and emails.

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