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Live from Hollywood, CA by way of the Broken Skull Ranch, Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer, Action Movie/TV star, Steve Austin talks about anything and everything that pops into his brain. Steve shares tales from his new life, unbelievable past adventures, talks to pro wrestling pals...you name it, Steve's on it. For more episodes, go to podcastone.com/premium Got questions? questions@steveaustinshow.com
 
Queen P.R. &; Krista B. are two carefree black girls from New York City, who love WWE. Inspired by the women’s evolution in WWE, sports, and in the world, these ladies wanted to give as much focus, respect, and create content and analysis centered solely around the women’s division. Those Wrestling Girls is a show, podcast, and fan community for women, by women.
 
Looking for pro wrestling history? WWE, WCW, NWA, AEW, NXT, NJPW, Impact, ROH, AWA, ECW, and much more. Karl Stern (DragonKingKarl) is a pro wrestling historian who has produced the DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show for over 10 years at Wrestling Observer. He is currently putting together the massive Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling Zone at When It Was Cool. This is the free version of some of the pro wrestling podcasts we produce at When It Was Cool. The vast majority of it is av ...
 
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Following up on the previous editions of "The Baseline," JPQ welcomes JD of Red Leaf Retrocast to discuss another transitional period for Ice Ribbon. Then, Alex Richards drops by for a look at the top independent promotions in the world of joshi. Follow JD: https://twitter.com/BowlingJD Follow Alex: https://twitter.com/LWOSPWAlexR Follow JPQ: https…
 
Please enjoy this TEASER of MotorTrend's The InEVitable! MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with musician/comedian Reggie Watts to discuss everything EV! Reggie discusses where his fascination with Porsche first began, his own car collection history, his opinions on gas vs electric vehicles, compares his experiences in Porsche vs. Tesla…
 
Added to our rotation of shows is a new one looking at the history of pro wrestling at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Perhaps the most famous arena in the world, MSG has changed multiple times over the years, and we will talk about the different owners and locations as well. Today, we go back to the original Gilmour's Gardens (soon to be M…
 
Jesse "The Body" Ventura returns to the Steve Austin Show, and this time he's telling stories about working with Vince McMahon Sr, vs Vince McMahon Jr; being in the ring with Chyna; his 2009 return to Monday Night RAW after the big WWE lawsuit; and what happened when he tried to unionize the pro-wrestling biz. He's also dropping some 411 on the leg…
 
Krista B. and Queen P.R. are back with another spotlight episode on the one and only A.J. Lee. They discuss her career, the path she led during her time with the WWE, her infamous pipebomb, and her new plans within wrestling. **SAVE THE DATES JUNE 18-19, 2022 ** Pretty Heels presents Black Wrestle Fest Juneteenth Weekend Brooklyn, NY. An inclusive …
 
It's the premiere episode of the latest addition to the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Presents ... network of podcasts. In Just Joshi, host JPQ will be joined by a range of analysts and wrestlers to discuss relevant topics in the world of Japanese women's wrestling. In part one, "The Baseline," JPQ welcomes PWI Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney to run th…
 
This is our annual show discussing who got elected to the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame. This year seemed to have more controversy than usual. One long time historian and voter has vowed to "never vote again" while others have maintained that someone unqualified has now been elected. Let's cut through the chaos and discuss the WON HOF. We may hur…
 
Jesse Ventura stopped by 316 Gimmick Street, and this is part 1 of an incredibly interesting conversation that starts with dogs and whales, and segues into some amazing pro-wrestling stories! Jesse talks about his first-ever gimmick and first match, explains how he became "Jesse The Body Ventura," why he jumped to WCW, his love of Superstar Billy G…
 
Ahead of the January 23 Wrld on GCW show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Kevin & Kaia are joined by wrestlers Allie Katch and Tony Deppen, as well as Game Changer Wrestling founder and promoter Brett Lauderdale, for a discussion of the big show, GCW's evolution through the years, and much more. Follow Kaia: https://twitter.com/KaiaMcK Follow Allie: ht…
 
On this episode of PWI Presents ... Get The W, Kristen Ashly is joined by wrestling analysts Xenia (XeniaDidThat) and Warren Hayes (The Mr. Warren Hayes Show) to review the AEW TBS Championship Tournament and the crowning of a new star in All Elite Wrestling's Women's division in Jade Cargill. Plus, a thought-provoking discussion of the role mid-ca…
 
From the DragonKingKarl biography podcast series. It took two show to discuss Lex Luger because his career was so complex. From being "The Next Hulk Hogan" in Florida and the NWA to his days as a 4 Horsemen. Then his failed stint in WWE and return on the first WCW Monday Nitro to all of his post career trouble including the death of Miss Elizabeth.…
 
Del "The Patriot" Wilkes has traveled a seriously tough road - prescription pill addiction that at its worst found him taking 120 pills a day; 10 months in prison; and two bad injuries that ended his pro-wrestling career. But somehow, he rehabbed, recovered, found God, and reclaimed his life! And Del details that story, very candidly & honestly, to…
 
Finally, we share the full, uncut audio of PWI Contributing Writer Righteous Reg's "Hotseat" interview with Big E. But first, PWI's Al Castle & Brian Solomon are back to talk about some of the biggest recent news in the wrestling world, including Brock Lesnar and Kazuchika Okada's respective world title victories. Plus, Al and Brian discuss the top…
 
Steve Austin is checking off his bucket list, and Curtis Stimpson of Curtis Clocks in Burbank is helping him with one item - building a neon clock! You'll get a tour of Curtis' lab, a little history about neon and how it works, hear about some of the more interesting clocks that Curtis has designed, and listen in as Steve learns to bend neon tubes.…
 
Krista B. and Queen P.R. are bringing the spotlight to the one and only Ruby Soho f.k.a Ruby Riott. From her career on the indies as Heidi Lovelace in Shimmer, NXT stint, the Riott Squad never winning the WWE Women's Tag Team championships, and her rebirth that led to a fantastic debut & career in AEW. We want to hear from you, what makes Ruby Soho…
 
To round out 2021, PWI's Al Castle and Brian R. Solomon are joined by wrestler-turned-analyst Brandon Thurston for a look at the financial states and trajectory of World Wrestling Entertainment and All Elite Wrestling. Who are the biggest stars in pro wrestling? What do recent ratings, demographic performances, live gates, and major business moves …
 
So, what did Mr. Wrestling 2 (Johnny Walker) actually do? He was arrested but the newspapers give little indication of him through the court process. On today's third and final part of Pro Wrestling True Crime, we find out the ultimate disposition of John F. Walker's case, what he actually ended up being sentenced for and what that means. We also f…
 
3 And Twenty return for another hang and jam session! This time you'll hear some of the ATL music that influenced them (and it ain't country). Plus, you'll hear Steve Austin bust out a little of his own musical knowledge - strings, guitars, playing styles and picking!Get CON-CRET!!! Register now at CON-CRET.com/podcast to receive free membership to…
 
We now dig deeper into the criminal rape case against Mr. Wrestling 2 (Johnny Walker) ... or so it seems. In the summer of 1953, a roving gang of juveniles are reeking terror on the beaches of Hawaii. Two gang assaults on teenage girls take place within the span of a few days with anywhere from 2 to 17 males involved. Two people are arrested in con…
 
In anticipation of this coming weekend's Wrestival event, PWI's Kevin McElvaney and wrestler/"Conduit Of Karma" Kaia McKenna speak to a few of the key figures involved in the event: IWTV #1 contender AC Mack, Limitless Wrestling stars Alec Price & Becca, and Beyond Wrestling promoter Drew Cordeiro. Follow Kaia: https://twitter.com/KaiaMcK Follow AC…
 
Over the next three days I will be posting a 3 part series about the little known assault story involving Mr. Wrestling 2 (Johnny Walker). This series is not for kids as we will be discussing some very heavy criminal themes. Part 1 - Who is Two? This isn't a biography, but rather a look at who was John F. Walker? How did he become friends with a Pr…
 
How 'bout a little jam session and Q&A with one of Steve Austin's favorite bands - 3 And Twenty! They set up, mic'ed up, and played a hell of a set at Steve's place in Hartwell, Georgia. So here's your chance to get to know and hang with Butch, Adrian, Daniel, Jim, and Rusty! Swig of beer with the 3 And Twenty band!Get CON-CRET!!! Register now at C…
 
Brock Lesnar grew up on a farm, played football and wrestled in high school, spent 8 weeks in training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, competed for Dana White in UFC, and is back for round two with Vince McMahon and WWE. Hear about Wrestlemania 19 & 20, his first WWE match in Australia with Triple H & The Rock, what he learned traveling down the r…
 
On episode 3 of Get The W, host Kristen Ashly is joined by joshi expert JPQ for a deep dive into the state of World Wonder Ring Stardom, looking into the state of the world's premier women's wrestling promotion. Topics include: The impact of Stardom's sale to Bushiroad Stardom's prospects for international influence/success How the company is expan…
 
Steve Austin & Scott Levy aka Raven PUT ON A CLINIC (there'd be another word in front of "clinic" if this was unleashed)! So listen and learn - main event style, the finish room, "gaga," storytelling & psychology, tag teams, Dusty Rhodes, Shawn Michaels, Chris Benoit, Ole & Arn Anderson, and Jerry Lawler! And don't kid yourself - there's plenty of …
 
Hosts Al Castle and Brian R. Solomon are back in the saddle this week to discuss an array of timely topics, including: Brian's new podcast venture The recent passing of Blackjack Lanza Jeff Hardy's potential future in wrestling What's next for Ring of Honor's top stars Plus, Al shares his recent conversation with The Dark Order's Alex Reynolds and …
 
Retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink was commander of SEAL Team Three's Task Unit Bruiser during the Battle Of Ramadi, and received the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his actions in the Iraq War. He chronicled some of those experiences, and the leadership principles he learned in the SEALS in his book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead & Win."…
 
Wrestlemania 13. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Bret "The Hitman" Hart. Steve takes you inside the ring & inside his head for this behind-the-scenes look at how it all went down - the big double turn, the color, and the controversial finish! What was planned, what was spontaneous, and what would Steve do differently if given the chance! Plus, hear Stev…
 
Krista B. and Queen P.R. are back with a spotlight episode on the one and only Bianca Belair, the EST of WWE. Watch as they discuss Belair's phenomenal rise since debuting on the main roster and how she continues to be the epitome of representation for women of color for little girls to look up to. Read The Rise of Black Girl Magic article featurin…
 
The Tommy Dreamer is back! This time - why he left WWE, how he became "The Innovator of Violence," tag teaming with Terry Funk, drinking human blood, his feud with Dixie Carter, Sandman's OD, the House of Hardcore, and his one big regret.Enter to win a FREE Planet Fitness gym membership + CON-CRET for a year! Plus a $500 VISA Gift Card at CON-CRET.…
 
This episode of Pro Wrestling INDIEstrated focuses on an integral part of the industry—including PWI itself. Kevin McElvaney and Kaia McKenna are joined by Antoine & Christina (JayLee Photography), as well as Hiban Huerta, to talk about what it takes to properly document the sport through a photographer's lens. Follow Kaia: https://twitter.com/Kaia…
 
On the heels of the release of the Tag Team 50, Warren Hayes (filling in for Kristen Ashly) is joined by Krista B and Queen PR of Those Wrestling Girls, as well as joshi expert JPQ, to reflect on the inclusions (and possible snubs) of women's tag teams in this year's PWI Tag Team 50. Then, the group discusses the state of women's tag team wrestling…
 
WWE COO Triple H sat down with Steve for a live conversation on WWE Network Monday night, and now you can hear it right here! They talk Royal Rumble & Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Triple H's evolution at WWE, NXT, Chynna in the Hall of Fame, CM Punk's departure, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman, Rick Flair, NWO vs DX, and Pro Wrestling vs Sports Enterta…
 
Filling in for usual cohost Brian R. Solomon, Righteous Reg joins PWI Senior Writer Al Castle for a discussion of WWE Survivor Series and AEW Full Gear, along with some other recent news items. Plus, Candace Cordelia's in-depth interview with Ring of Honor star Shane Taylor. www.pwi-online.comBy Pro Wrestling Illustrated
 
This was previously available to our Patreons at When It Was Cool, it is a pro wrestling mailbag show where wrestling historian Karl Stern answers questions from our Patreon supporters and then you get a hilarious pro wrestling TV review covering the November 1, 1986 episode of WWF Challenge featuring Greg Valentine, Randy Savage, Brutus Beefcake, …
 
Bill Apter, formerly of Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine, talks to the "1990 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie Of The Year" (that's Steve Austin in case you're wondering) about Buddy Rogers, the death of the territories, the Von Erich family legacy, Gary Hart, Eddie Graham finishes, the Andy Kaufman-Jerry Lawler feud, Hulk Hogan in Rocky III, and …
 
Krista B. and Queen P.R. are back with a new episode, a follow-up to our 2019 episode 'The Future of Women's Wrestling'. They discuss the breakout stars across all promotions, new organizations, releases, and more! Future of Women's Wrestling Part One https://youtu.be/mGs0dzooyl8 ***SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS*** Our very own Queen P.R. is no…
 
On this episode, wrestling historian Karl Stern looks back at the annual Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine year end awards issue from 1981. Awards went to Ric Flair, Tommy Rich, The Freebirds, Bob Backlund, Andre the Giant, and more. The Apter magazines used to be such fun back in the day.By WhenItWasCool.com
 
There are many people who consider this the funniest show review Karl Stern has ever done. I don't know, this was too easy, like shooting fish in a bucket. You had a very drunk Jake Roberts out of control, a King Kong Bundy who was not happy about it. A Jim Neidhart who was not happy about it. About a dozen wrestlers past their prime trying to do a…
 
It's the inaugural episode of the latest edition to the PWI family of podcasts: Get The W. Hosted by PWI Contributing Writer and Bell to Belles founder Kristen Ashly, this podcast will focus on the wide world of women's wrestling, featuring experts and guests throughout the industry. In the premiere, Kristen is joined by Ella Jay, who sat on this y…
 
Kevin McElvaney & Kaia McKenna are joined by two wonderful talents out of the Bay Area—wrestler/promoter DARK Sheik and Pro Wrestling Illustrated Contributor/Black Wrecellence founder Righteous Reg—to discuss their respective careers and how their regional backgrounds shaped the work they do today. Follow DARK Sheik: https://twitter.com/darksheikft…
 
What were Dave Meltzer, Bryan Alvarez, and wrestling historian Karl Stern like 16 years ago? Well, I have dug up some great audio from my old DragonKing Press Audio Show. I sit down with a young fresh and hilarious Bryan Alvarez to discuss 2005 era topics like TNA, and WWE, as well as this day in wrestling history. Then I sit down with a forty-some…
 
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