Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

By Wade Keller

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 Apr 11, 2019

Stupid Dragon
 Jul 30, 2018
Great!

mike
 Jul 26, 2018
its a podcast filled with commercials ... not to much wrestling talk

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 Jul 20, 2018
Nothing more than an infomercial for Keller's paid content. Most episodes are an hour or an hour 15 and have about 45 minutes of ads. Worst free wrestling "podcast".

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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 - Ex-WWE Creative Chris DeJoseph goes behind scenes for Cena's mid-2000s rise, Shield members' prospects, Lucha Underground (9-19-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from  five years ago this week (9-19-2014) featuring Wade Keller's interview with Chris DeJoseph, ex-WWE creative team member now exec producer of Mark Burnett's Lucha Underground debuting nationally Oct. 8, 2014 on El Rey Network starring John Morrison, plus WWE insider stories on John Cena's rise in mid-2000s, prospects of each Shield member, how to handle Cena-Lesnar on Sunday, and more.
Sep 15, 2019
WKPWP - WWE Clash PPV Preview w/Ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy plus AEW, Impact, NXT topics (9-13-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Friday with ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy with a focus primarily on previewing the WWE Clash of Champions PPV line-up, with an examination and critique of the storylines building up the matches. Matt also goes behind the scenes to how Vince McMahon operates when it comes to developing, augmenting, and stubbornly sticking to certain storylines. They also answer Mailbag questions and look ahead to the AEW vs. NXT battle and the Impact Wrestling news. With Matt, we go to fun places including references and analogies to "Watchmen," "The Simpsons," "Breaking Bad," Nicolas Cage, and Dave Chappell.
Sep 13, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk Owens-Shane, NXT roster depth, Cody vs. Jericho, Impact's future, much more (9-12-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast and ProWrestling.net. They discuss key topics of the week and answer listener questions from the Mailbag including these topics: The Kevin Owens angle at the end of Smackdown where Shane McMahon fired him, Cody challenging Chris Jericho at Full Gear, Impact's future after the AXS TV acquisition, ROH's future, the real Little Engine that Could in pro wrestling right now, NXT's chances of being independent from Vince McMahon, the marketing of Kenny Omega so far, can AEW really sell $50 PPVs in a $10 streaming era, the NXT roster's readiness for two hours live weekly, and much more.
Sep 12, 2019
WKPWP - Keller talks with Matt Sydal (a/k/a Evan Bourne) about Styles dream match, WWE ups and downs, Orton-Shooting Star Press (9-11-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from five years ago this week (9-11-2014) featuring Wade Keller's interview with ex-WWE wrestler Matt Sydal (a/k/a Evan Bourne) who previews his newly announced A.J. Styles match for ROH, shares stories from his ups and downs in WWE, why he feels rejuvenated outside of WWE, the backstory on the Randy Orton and Shooting Star Press situation, with many other topics from live callers and emailers.
Sep 09, 2019
WKPWP - Friday Mailbag - Keller & Parks talk Fiend, AEW's cool factor, Women's Revolution, Omega's losses, Cody, more (9-6-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Friday Mailbag edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Greg Parks from the PWTorch Dailycast's "Wrestling Night in America" and PWTorch Newsletter. They cover many topics from listeners' emails including the seeming end of the mentions of the Women's Revolution, Kenny Omega's losses, Vince McMahon potentially meddling in NXT, WWE at MSG, the cool factor AEW vs. WWE, The Fiend's future and upside, is AEW losing money, is Cody becoming the Triple H of AEW or the Jeff Jarrett of TNA, King of the Ring predictions, and much more.
Sep 06, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin talk Bayley, Sasha, KOTR, NXT UK Takeover, NJPW Royal Quest, Adrian Street, more
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost PWTorch VIP analyst Todd Martin. They review in semi-chronological order last week's NXT TV show, NXT UK Takeover, New Japan Royal Quest, UFC's last event (plus a look ahead to next weekend's UFC PPV and a preview of Bellator's upcoming event), Raw, and Smackdown. The WWE talk includes analysis of the big week for Bayley and Sasha, the King of the Ring tournament outcomes, and most everything else. He also has a comment about the Adrian Street documentary on WWE Network. Plus, Wade's dog barks a lot this episode and Todd admits he says mean things to dogs sometimes and feels a little guilty about it.
Sep 05, 2019
WKPWP - Ex-WWE Creative John Piermarini: What shouldn't be assumed about leaked Raw script, how Triple H differs from Vince, more (9-5-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from  five years ago this week (9-5-2014) featuring Wade Keller's interview with ex-WWE creative team member John Piermarini who tells what shouldn't be assumed about leaked Raw script, dealing with Steph backstage, how promos are actually written, planned, practiced, his thoughts on Roman Reigns's push so far and specifically could accelerate his growth as a character, how would Triple H run WWE differently creatively than Vince McMahon, what's missing from Brie-Nikki angle so far, and much more. It's a fascinating two hours of insights from someone with first-hand backstage knowledge and experiences in WWE.
Sep 01, 2019
WKPWP - AEW All Out PPV Preview - Keller & Radican preview full line-up + Starrcast III On-Site Diary Bonus (8-30-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the PPV Preview edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Sean Radican, a PWTorch columnist and host of the VIP podcast Radican Worldwide. They march through each match on AEW's All Out line-up, analyze the loss of Jon Moxley and the addition of Pac, present an overview of the roster including the pros and cons of Chris Jericho or Hangman Page winning the AEW Title on Saturday night, a look at AEW is in some ways going places ROH should have years ago, ratings predictions for AEW on TNT, and more AEW topics. Then, a bonus Starrcast III Day One Diary with PWTorch Dailycast host Rich Fann and PWTorch contributor Zack Heydorn on-site diary from Chicago taking you to suburban Chicago with their take on the outstanding Cody Rhodes show with Tony Schiavone, the live Being the Elite Mailbag with the Young Bucks, So Cal Uncensored, and Hangman Page, the weigh-ins, scrum interviews with Luchasaurus, Marko Stunt, Jungle Boy, and Darby Allin, and other observations from the hotel.
Aug 30, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Mitchell talk Moxley injury, All Out, Hangman Page, Pac, Jericho, NXT on USA, Reigns whodunit mystery
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Bruce Mitchell, the PWTorch senior columnist and host of the Bruce Mitchell Audio Show. They discuss key topics of the week and answer listener questions from the Mailbag. Topics include the Jon Moxley injury and the Pac replacement to face Kenny Omega, is Hangman Page ready to be a top six star for AEW, should WWE send reinforcements from Raw or Smackdown to add to NXT's roster, how bad was the Roman Reigns whodunit mystery, should WWE be focused on stars of the past when advertising the Smackdown debut on Fox, some viewership predictions for AEW vs. NXT on the Wednesday Showdown, should NXT stay at Full Sail, what is the fate of 205 Live, and much more.
Aug 29, 2019
WKPWP - Long-time wrestling announcer Mick Karch talks young Heyman, evolution of indy wrestling, Jake Roberts, vintage AWA (7-22-11)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from five years ago featuring Wade Keller's wide-ranging interview with longtime wrestling announcer Mick Karch discussing these topics: What was working with Heyman like in the AWA in late-'80s? What was Jake Roberts like at an indy appearance Saturday? When did the AWA vintage era really end? How were old-school TV tapings handled? What is the evolution of indy wrestling in the US? Who are some of the top prospects in Minnesota? What changes in the presentation of pro wrestling does he disdain? Plus, his take on current WWE happenings including John Cena's minimal selling of the Brock Lesnar beatdown at Summerslam after their first match, the Stephanie McMahon character, Mick Foley, Paul Heyman, and much more. This includes the previously VIP-exclusive Aftershow portion of the interview.
Aug 25, 2019
WKPWP - Friday Mailbag - Keller & Powell talk AEW touring, will everyone survive, Reigns progress, what’s end game of Wednesday War, more
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They answer questions from listeners on these topics: AEW touring, how long before other companies close down, Roman Reigns progress lately, what’s end game of Wednesday War and what was end goal for WCW and WWE in Monday Night War, could Braun Strowman be Reigns culprit, will NXT wrestlers bumped from TV step up now, and more.
Aug 23, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk NXT on USA, what it means for industry, possible AEW signings, NWA TV, KOTR, WWE, All Out
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast. They discuss the breaking news this week of NXT expanding to a live two hour weekly show on USA Network and cover it from a wide array of angle including how it'll affect AEW, ROH, Impact, and more. They also look at the All Out line-up and what it says about their roster depth, and what wrestlers are out there to add depth to AEW's current roster with a walk through the top potential signings from each promotion out there. Also, what former WWE wrestlers could contribute to AEW's roster. Then they shift to some talk about the NWA and happenings in WWE on Raw and Smackdown this week and a look at the King of the Ring so far and predictions.
Aug 22, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Classic: Steve Austin talks Reigns push, Hogan relationship, Owens upside, Ambrose upside, Heyman, Styles, Cena, Lesnar
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from five years ago this week (8-22-2014) featuring Wade Keller's interview with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin who provides his reaction to John Cena-Brock Lesnar at Summerslam, is Roman Reigns ready to be top guy, what is Dean Ambrose's upside, is he or Hulk Hogan the biggest star of the modern era, plus Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Paul Heyman, Alberto Del Rio, A.J. Styles, and so much more with live calls and email questions. The first hour is from the PWTorch Livecast and the second hour is the VIP Exclusive Aftershow.
Aug 18, 2019
WKPWP - Friday Mailbag - Keller & Martin talk Sasha-AEW, Backlund’s return, Orton talking to ref, King of Ring, Ibushi, Hogan interview
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin, the star of the VIP podcast "The Fix with Todd Martin (and Wade Keller)." They answer questions on the following topics on this episode... Would WWE have sued Chris Jericho if he hosted the C.M. Punk podcast interview instead of Colt Cabana? Could Sasha Banks show up at an AEW show under a mask to get out of her WWE contract? Why did the WWWF create fictional title matches for Buddy Rogers and Pat Patterson? Why doesn’t Vince McMahon seem to embrace heel managers? Why didn’t any other sports become fixed or a work like pro wrestling over the decades? Which WWE wrestler most deserved to be on the Summerslam card who was left off? Why didn’t WWE have Bret Hart come out in front of the fans at Summerslam? Should New Japan have more consistent enforcement of a lot of their rules? Why did Bob Backlund come back in the early 1990s and have a short title reign? Why did Vince McMahon call up Kairi Sane given how he has utilized her on the main roster? Can a title change hands by DQ in a two-out-of-three falls match? Did you catch Randy Orton telling the ref to stop giving him time cues at Summerslam? Is AEW tipping its hand who will become the first AEW World Champion based on future matches? What happened to Eric Bugenhagen? How can WWE say its smallest wrestlers are 205 pounds, which would make them UFC Light-Heavyweights? What were New Japan’s shortcomings during its dark ages compared to WWE’s weaknesses today? Who should be the centerpiece star of the AEW’s Women’s Division? Who are your favorite King of the Ring winners? Will New Japan have Kota Ibushi challenge both Okada and Naito for their titles at WrestleKingdom? Are wrestlers these days overdoing it with selling how beat up they are after winning matches? Who would most benefit from winning the King of the Ring tournament this year? How did Hulk Hogan come across in the Steve Austin Podcast interview? What is the background of New Japan announcers Rocky Romero and Chris Charlton? Was miscommunication to blame for the initial fallout between Colt Cabana and C.M. Punk?
Aug 16, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin talk WWE Summerslam fallout, Reigns whodunit, Shane fining KO, NJPW G1, NXT Takeover, more
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin from the PWTorch VIP Podcast "The Fix with Todd Martin. " Todd covers the final stretch of the New Japan G1 Tournament and analyzes who came out of it with some shine and who lost some stature. Then they discuss NXT Takeover, the NXT TV show leading into Takeover, Raw and Smackdown coming out of Summerslam, and a look back at UFC’s weekend event and a look ahead to UFC 241 including Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic for the Heavyweight Title.
Aug 15, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Classic: Ex-WWE Creative Matt McCarthy with backstage insights on Lesnar-Cena match at Extreme Rules, Reigns Push, more
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from five years ago this week (8-15-2014) featuring Wade Keller's interview with ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy who offers insights on being backstage for the first Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena match at Extreme Rules, plus an in-depth Summerslam preview, analysis of angles leading up to Summerslam, thoughts on Roman Reigns's push, what WrestleMania 31's main event might look like, and many more backstage stories and insights.
Aug 11, 2019
WKPWP - Summerslam PPV Preview & Friday Mailbag - Keller & Powell preview entire line-up and answer variety of Mailbag topics
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Friday Mailbag & PPV Preview hybrid edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast. They present an in-depth look at Summerslam's line-up with match by match predictions and analysis of the hype and look at what's next. They also weave into the conversation related email questions from this week's WKPWP Mailbag. They also finish with some non-Summerslam topics from the Mailbag including the underrated 205 Live and its future and the live-Smackdown TV experience.
Aug 09, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk AEW's latest sellout, Cody and Seth as leader, Reigns angle, 24/7 OBGYN skit, ROH TV change
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast. They discuss AEW's sellout in D.C. for the TNT premier, latest predictions on their first TNT TV rating and our Twitter poll results on that topic, the stellar AEW Road to All Out videos with Tully Blanchard and Shawn Spears, the latest on New Japan's G1 tournament, will Cody land as a clear babyface or heel eventually, a discussion on whether Seth Rollins is representing WWE well with his higher profile social media cheerleading, why WWE should be ashamed of the detail work this week regarding the 24/7 OBGYN skit and the Roman Reigns vehicular homicide attempt angle, plus a variety of other topics including ROH's TV format change.
Aug 08, 2019
WKPWP - Hernandez Interview Classic: Amazing insights into frustration with how TNA operates over the last eight years, more (8-1-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from Aug. 1, 2014, five years ago this week, featuring Wade Keller's interview Shawn Hernandez, formerly of TNA from 2006 through 2014. He provides amazing insights into frustrations with how TNA has operated over the last eight years, his odd and disheartening way of being released, backstage stories, and much more with live callers and emails in the mix.
Aug 04, 2019
WKPWP - Friday Mailbag - Keller & Parks talk AEW mystery team, Becky's push, 24/7 Title, WWE G1, Stats, Daniels, NJPW-AEW, more (8-2-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Greg Parks, a long-time PWTorch Newsletter columnist and host of Sunday's "Wrestling Night in America" on the PWTorch Dailycast line-up. They discuss AEW's Chris Jericho mystery partners, Becky Lynch's push, the creation of wrestler names, TNA-AEW comparison, storyline-wise why do wrestlers even want the 24/7 Title, WWE G1-style tournament potential, perils of wrestling stats, current singles potential in AEW of Christopher Daniels, should AEW keep doing Meet & Greets or is that too small-time, AEW belts, would a NJPW-AEW work for both groups, some talk of AEW head-to-head with NXT, up-and-coming lesser known wrestlers, and more.
Aug 02, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Parks talk AEW's announced matches for TNT, Summerslam hype, Punk, HBK, Trish, G1 (8-1-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Greg Parks, a PWTorch Newsletter columnist and host of the PWTorch Dailycast "Wrestling Night in America" podcast every Sunday. Wade and Greg discuss AEW announcing a tag team match with mystery partners with Chris Jericho for their debut on TNT on Oct. 2, they analyze some of the top Summerslam developments on Raw and Smackdown this week, they examine whether C.M. Punk's ESPN interview last week rules him out as signing with AEW and whether he'd be more valuable to AEW or WWE, thoughts on Al Snow's new book, analysis of the New Japan G1 tournament through night 11, what we've learned about Jon Moxley in the G1 so far, the pros and cons of NXT airing on FS1 opposite of AEW on TNT, who would be prime opponents for Shawn Michaels if he wrestles several more times and could his next match be in NXT, and much more.
Aug 01, 2019
WKPWP - All-new & epic two-hour interview w/Sgt. Slaughter spanning his career from run-ins w/Vince McMahon to Iraq War heel run (7-27-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Weekend Interview edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Bruce Mitchell talking with Sgt. Slaughter. Sarge has not done many interviews before, and none of this length and scope and depth. It took place in front of a live audience on July 26, 2019 at the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame event at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, right after a special Meet & Greet with Sheamus and right before the Impact Pro Wrestling annual indy supercard featuring Ultimo Dragon, B. Brian Blair, Lisa Marie Vaughn, and many locals such as James Jeffreys, rising rookie standout "Golden Boy" Bryce Jordan, Kurt Stallion, The Big Picture, Air Wolf, and many others. In this interview, Slaughter walks through his career from the start, going territory to territory, and character to character, detailing the highlights of his time in each territory and some of the big names he crossed paths with, butted heads with, wrestled again, or shared road trips with including Vince McMahon Sr., Vince McMahon Jr., Pat Patterson, Bob Backlund, Verne Gagne, Wally Karbo, Dusty Rhodes, Hulk Hogan, Iron Sheik, and so many others. It's one of those infrequent "must listen" interviews that the audience and hosts knew as it was happening was something special.
Jul 28, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin talk Punk's return to Starrcast and potential in AEW, Moxley's G1 performances, more (7-25-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin from the PWTorch VIP Podcast "The Fix with Todd Martin." Todd and Wade discuss C.M. Punk's return to Starrcast and potential in AEW, Jon Moxley's New Japan G1 performances so far, a detailed review of the WWE Raw Reunion, WWE's decision to begin featuring Hulk Hogan again, plus NXT, UFC.
Jul 25, 2019
WKPWP - Ex-Creative Team Member John Piermarini dishes on Bryan's start-and-stop push, Triple H if he took over, Punk-Cena at MITB (7-22-11)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from eight years ago this week featuring Wade Keller's wide-ranging interview with ex-WWE Creative Team member John Piermarini. They discuss the C.M. Punk-John Cena match at Money in the Bank, Daniel Bryan's surprise Money in the Bank win including who in particular in power likely pushed for his win, the Triple H-Vince McMahon angle on Raw and where it might lead, and more including live calls on a variety of subjects including what changes Triple H make say, R-Truth's push, and much more. In the Aftershow, previously just for VIP members, John presents must-listen insight into life after TV tapings and the how the writers, producers, and wrestlers do and don't intermingle, and whether the mood is different after good or bad PPVs and TVs. And finally, fascinating insight into the relationship former WWE booker Pat Patterson has with Raw's lead writer Brian Gewirtz and other WWE creative team members.
Jul 22, 2019
WKPWP - Friday Mailbag - Keller & Powell talk Reigns, Bryan, Kofi vs. Orton, Nakamura, Graves, AEW's impact, Jungle Boy (7-19-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Friday Mailbag edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They discuss Shinsuke Nakamura's new push, Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy & Marko Stunt, whether Roman Reigns is passionate enough about his job, is Corey Graves overexposed, is AEW going to hurt Impact, ROH, and other indies, Daniel Bryan's announcement, shouldn't WWE be judged as a TV show and not a sporting event, could Eric Bischoff talk Vince McMahon into a Reigns heel turn, and more.
Jul 19, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk AEW's highs and lows so far, Brock cashing in, NJPW G1 so far, KO-Shane feud (7-18-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They talk AEW's highs and lows so far, Brock Lesnar cashing in, NJPW G1 so far, Kevin Owens-Shane McMahon feud, Evolve's anniversary special, and more.
Jul 18, 2019
WKPWP - Keller interviews Booker T talking race as part of storylines including Triple H feud, Silverback, New Day, Shield, Cody (7-25-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from five years ago featuring Wade Keller's wide-ranging interview with Booker T, his second visit to the PWTorch Livecast. He discusses a wide array of topics including those presented by live callers and email questions including touting his first Internet PPV on Sunday night broadcasting his Reality of Wrestling event being taped Saturday night with his trainees and special guest stars. He also discusses the 2003 angle with Triple H, his biggest regret of his professional career, the hot topic of racism in wrestling and how he's dealt with it over the years, his feelings on WWE Network from a variety of angles, C.M. Punk's departure, Roman Reigns's push, the twist in Cody Rhodes's character, the new faction with Xavier & Kofi Kingston & Big E., and much more. This includes a VIP Exclusive Aftershow which previously was presented only to VIP members.
Jul 15, 2019
WKPWP - Keller & Parks preview Extreme Rules & AEW Fight for the Fallen: Match by match previews plus some NJPW G1 talk (7-12-19)
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In this edition of the Wade Keller Hotline, PWTorch editor Wade Keller gives a full show rundown and analysis including Kevin Owens’ Pipe Bomb moment, Aleister Black’s challenger revealed as Cesaro, Samoa Joe promo hyping facing Kofi Kingston, Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler, and more Extreme Rules hype.
Jul 12, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Mitchell talk WWE Extreme Rules hype, Bischoff & Heyman, AEW Fight for the Fallen, NXT, more (7-11-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Bruce Mitchell, the PWTorch senior columnist and host of the Bruce Mitchell Audio Show. They discuss WWE Extreme Rules hype and the fiasco that was the Cedric Alexander angle on Raw and the Undertaker & Roman tag team hype, why Bruce thinks the Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman positions are a smokescreen, the history of Vince McMahon Sr. having power over to his son and how it's different now with Vincent K. McMahon, a preview for AEW Fight for the Fallen and thoughts on WWE scheduling Evolve up against it, analysis of Chris Jericho's latest career moves and his "open mic" being hyped by AEW for this Saturday night, initial thoughts on Trevor Lee's debut as Cameron Grimes on NXT TV, a review of the NJPW G1 special on AXS live from Dallas, New Japan's decision to go to the East Coast with three shows this fall, and intergender wrestling in general and Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard at Slammiversary in particular, plus more.
Jul 11, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag w/Fairplay: Can AEW find its groove with competing visions? Why did Vince choose Bischoff & Heyman? More (7-7-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a Weekend Mailbag edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jonny Fairplay, one-time TNA on-air manager, long-time indy manager, one-time personal manager for the late Roddy Piper, former Survivor contestant, and host of the Survivor NSFW podcast. They answer questions on these topics: Why does Vince McMahon even have creative team if he overrides others? Is AEW getting the portrayal of women right so far? Who's good fit for Aleister Black's first feud? Why did Vince choose to go with Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as Executive Directors since both ultimately failed as promoters themselves? Will AEW realize the pre-shows have been counterproductive and a turnoff so far? Can AEW find the right blend of the different presentation tones within their early shows? Should AEW introduce a second single's men's title? How about Finn Balor or Shinsuke Nakamura joining A.J. Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows?
Jul 08, 2019
WKPWP - Keller interviews Drew McIntyre about leaving WWE, what's next, hopes to return, live callers & emails (7-11-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from five years ago featuring Wade Keller's wide-ranging lengthy two-plus hour interview with Drew McIntyre shortly after he left WWE. They bring on live callers and answer email questions. The first half of this interview is the free live stream and the second half is the previously VIP-only "Aftershow." Topics include: His take on being released last month by WWE What the next stage of his pro wrestling career is going to look like\ If he hopes to return to WWE Whether he thinks he did anything wrong to cause his release Thoughts on C.M. Punk's departure Undertaker's locker room leadership and his reaction to Taker's loss to Brock Lesnar What it was like wrestling Brock Lesnar Daniel Bryan's push and what about him caught fire with fans last summer The strangest thing a fan has ever done to him His interaction with Vince McMahon His thoughts on the "Chosen One" gimmick and 3MB gimmick His biggest culture shock in his life moving from Europe to Lexington, Ky. including a story visiting a bar with animal heads all over the wall World Cup prediction And much more.
Jul 05, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin talk AEW Fyter Fest, Heyman & Bischoff Executive Director news, ROH, Impact (7-4-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin from the PWTorch VIP Podcast "The Fix with Todd Martin." Todd and Wade review AEW Fyter Fest special event, the ROH Best in the World PPV, a review of the last two NXT TV episodes including the Io Shirai turn and the start of the Breakout Tournament, a preview of Impact Wrestling's Slammiversary PPV event, New Japan's latest events, analysis of Raw and Smackdown, Todd's take on the Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff news, plus a look back at UFC's Fight Night and a preview of this weekend's big UFC PPV including Jon Jones.
Jul 04, 2019
WKPWP - Zack Gowen reveals original shocking plans for angle with Lesnar, plus ex-WWE Creative Alex Greenfield with Vince stories (6-27-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's 90 minute interview with one-legged ex-WWE wrestler Zach Gowen and ex-Creative Team member Alex Greenfield discussing potential Money in the Bank winners pros and cons, SummerSlam and WrestleMania 31 line-up speculation, backstage Vince McMahon stories, the original shocking plan for the Brock Lesnar-Zach Gowen angle, and much more.
Jul 01, 2019
WKPWP - Heyman & Bischoff Breaking News Mailbag - Keller & Powell talk this week's big news with related mailbag questions, more (6-28-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They talk about this week's breaking news with related mailbag questions on Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman returning to power in WWE as Executive Directors of Smackdown and Raw. Also Seth Rollins going off on Twitter and what the strategy might be and analysis of whether it's working. Other topics include: Two-out-of-Three falls matches, Drew McIntyre's push, the Evolve vs. AEW battle next month, Roman Reigns missing from Smackdown, is now the time to turn Roman Reigns heel, should AEW try to hire Vince McMahon to be a heel character on their show this fall, and more.
Jun 28, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk Seth's Twitter controversy, AEW Fyter Fest & ROH Best in the World, more (6-27-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They discuss Seth Rollins' Twitter strategy this week, a preview of AEW Fyter Fest and ROH Best in the World, predictions for AEW debut viewership on TNT, NXT's Breakout Tournament prospects, the breaking news of the Evolve vs. AEW head-to-head battle in July, Kenny Omega's sharp response to the Evolve schedule, and more.
Jun 27, 2019
WKPWP - Keller interviews "X-Pac" Sean Waltman: Early analysis of Shield as singles wrestlers forecasting their futures, more (6-20-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's wide-ranging lengthy two-and-a-half hour interview with Sean "X-Pac" Waltman. They bring on live callers and answer email questions. Topics include: Early analysis of Shield as singles wrestlers forecasting their futures including risks of a backlash against Roman Reigns How has reporting in Pro Wrestling Torch held up over the decades? The pros and cons of how Daniel Bryan was pushed by management after fans got behind him in a big way Does C.M. Punk owe fans explanation? The public rehabilitation of Scott Hall and Jake Roberts with DDP. His thoughts on marijuana The pros and cons of John Cena turning heel Dixie Carter turning TNA into a vanity project The benefits of steroids versus the health risks Chairshots to the head The prospects of a Sting vs. Undertaker match The benefits of Undertaker's streak ending What does Vince McMahon mean when he asks wrestlers to show "ruthless aggression"? Sean picking out Roman early as a blue chipper and passing on recommendation to management at a time when Roman was getting discouraged and frustrated with his progress in developmental Sean's early concern about Reigns having a "connection with the fans" when he's in the ring being a possible stumbling block for him.
Jun 23, 2019
WKPWP - WWE Stomping Ground Preview: Sam Roberts joins Wade to preview each match, what's at stake, Corbin ref speculation (6-21-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast "PPV Preview" edition with Sam Roberts who joins Wade to preview WWE Stomping Grounds. They discuss what's at stake in each match, the pros and cons of outcomes, wide-ranging Baron Corbin special ref speculation, the viability of the roster split in this Wildcard Rules era, why 205 Live should be on your radar, and much more.
Jun 21, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin talk Smackdown's crashing ratings and mentality by Vince driving viewers away, more (6-20-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin from the PWTorch VIP Podcast "The Fix with Todd Martin." Todd and Wade react to Smackdown's crashing ratings and the mentality by Vince McMahon driving viewers away, a full WWE Stomping Grounds preview, New Japan G1 Climax line-up analysis including key matches and what they might hint regarding who will go far in the tournament, reaction to Jon Moxley not being allowed to wrestle for New Japan in the U.S., what we can read into Kenny Omega's interview talking about AEW's vision, plus Todd's NXT TV review, the latest from UFC and Bellator, Chael Sonnen's retirement and a review of his career, and the short-list of the most memorable MMA fights of all-time that compete with Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen.
Jun 20, 2019
WKPWP - Keller interviews John Arezzi about early '90s radio hosting and fan convention promoting, Vince Russo, early ECW (6-11-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with John Arezzi of the Pro Wrestling Spotlight radio show discussing early ECW days, how he first ended up bringing Vince Russo into the wrestling world, why he left wrestling in the mid-'90s, his diverse involvement in wrestling over the years, and much more with live callers and email questions.
Jun 17, 2019
WKPWP - Interview - Ex-WWE Creative Matt McCarthy: Response to Moxley & Batista on writers, Vince & Triple H backstage stories (6-14-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents an Interview Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest Matt McCarthy, an ex-WWE Creative Team member. He responds to comments Jon Moxley and Batista recently said about the WWE Creative Team and general creative process, including his suggestions on how to change certain things but why certain aspects Batista and Mox took issue with are baked into the system for better or for worse. LIST OF TOPICS COVERED... As a professional stand-up comedian, he evaluates R-Truth's 24/7 Title reign and ideas for others with the 24/7 Title including Bob Backlund. What's not working for him with the Bray Wyatt's "Firefly Funhouse." The sloppy narrative structure of WWE including a story about a proposed "Kane Cam" that Vince liked. Vince's attitude toward the approach he takes when people push for changes internally. Vince's attitude toward writers pitching matches and the main rule he has for booking a match. A detail Triple H pays attention to when it comes to matches being announced on TV that Vince McMahon doesn't. His reaction to the Jon Moxley and Batista comments in recent weeks about the creative process, including his suggestions on how to change certain things but why certain aspects Batista and Mox took issue with are baked into the system for better or for worse. Examples with Chris Jericho trying to make the creative process work for them including a time he sat in with Jericho in Vince McMahon's office making his pitch to change things in his aborted feud with Randy Orton. How some creative writers get disengaged or demoralized and work within the system instead of fighting it. The choices AEW has to make with the tone of the product and if the undercard should match or contrast the main event storylines and tone. Whether AEW should start from scratch introducing characters or assume that fans either have knowledge or in this binge-watch era will research them on their own. Orange Cassidy's presentation on the indy scene and how it's changed. His thoughts on AEW Double or Nothing from attending live. Which wrestler he'd pluck from WWE and send to AEW. And more fascinating backstage insights from his time in WWE, great historical pop culture references that relate to pro wrestling, and more topics about the larger wrestling scene including his excitement for this fall when everything changes.
Jun 14, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Mitchell talk McIntyre-Moxley value, Post-Rousey Women's Div, AEW Buyrate, Firefly Funhouse (6-13-19)
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In this edition of the Wade Keller Hotline, PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a look at the latest news this week including Raw and Smackdown ratings near lowest ever, reaction to an interview where Batista criticizes WWE creative process and talks Triple H and non-wrestler influence behind the scenes, the unveiling of the Crusher statue, plus latest news on the line-ups for the next big shows from AEW, MLW, ROH, and WWE.
Jun 13, 2019
WKPWP - Ex-WWE Creative John Piermarini: Backstage insights from being on writing team, Vince-writers-dynamic, Shield break-up (6-6-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's two hour interview with ex-WWE Creative Team Member John Piermarini hosted by Wade Keller. They go in-depth with reaction to the Seth Rollins turn, whether Jeff Jarrett was a visionary compared to Paul Heyman and Gabe Sapolsky, Vince McMahon struggling to embrace guidance from writing team, Batista-Daniel Bryan controversy, Money in the Bank and Summerslam speculation, who he'd have in the bull pen if Roman Reigns didn't work out as then new top star in WWE, lots of backstage insights from his days on writing team, and much more with live callers and email questions.
Jun 10, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Powell talk Moxley, Lesnar bait & switch, WWE alternative weekly shows, Aleister Black, Aries (6-7-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They answer mailbag questions on these topics: Ricochet and Aleister Black, NXT UK, Austin Aries-AEW, 24/7 Title, Fox debut championship picture, Jon Moxley interview talking points, Brock Lesnar bait and switch, WWE frustrations, pros and cons of various non-WWE alternative weekly TV shows, Bray Wyatt's Firefly Funhouse, Kofi Kingston's WWE Title future and an idea for Big E, and more.
Jun 07, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk Super Showdown, NXT Takeover, AEW roster, Moxley (6-6-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They preview WWE Super Showdown in Saudi Arabia, review NXT Takeover, speculate on the main roster potential for key NXT takes, discuss AEW potential signings, reaction to the Jon Moxley interview revelations, and more.
Jun 06, 2019
WKPWP - Interview - Jon Moxley a/k/a Dean Ambrose (pt 2 of 2): The story behind Brock vs. Ambrose at WM, Stone Cold Podcast, more (6-2-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Weekend Interview edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest Jon Moxley (f/k/a Dean Ambrose). This is Mox’s second long-form interview and the first he recorded since his AEW surprise debut last Saturday night at “AEW Double or Nothing” in Las Vegas. This is by design a follow-up to his first interview earlier this week with Chris Jericho on his podcast which has been the talk of the pro wrestling industry for several days, so we’re not covering the same territory but instead covering topics he didn’t get to with Jericho. This interview, conducted on May 29, lasts nearly two-and-a-half hours. This is the second half of that interview. The first avenue was published the day before this one on the same feed. LIST OF TOPICS COVERED… The story behind the videos he has produced on Twitter and the excitement he feels being an artist in control again and collaborating with colleagues… On people’s skepticism that “by the boys, for the boys” will never work in AEW because there’s too many cooks in the kitchen… Producers he really respected and liked in WWE… On his growing relationship with Cody behind the scenes on creative matters and how it contrasts to his WWE experience… His amazement that top writers on WWE don’t go insane working in that system… Details on his frustration with how The Shield return was handled Summerslam weekend last year and details on how it originally was supposed to play out and who derailed it at last second… Tons of details told for the first time ever, on his WrestleMania frustrations the year he wrestled Brock Lesnar… The awkward Stone Cold Podcast on WWE Network, finally explained in (agonizing) detail… Did he hesitate to sign another “corporate contract” with AEW so soon after being free from his WWE contact?… What the greatest moment of his career was so far… What did he think watching back at his entrance at Double or Nothing… His reluctance to dive head first into social media like most wrestlers… PPV payoff structure under the WWE Network and strong thoughts about WWE’s way of scheduling house shows in this era… Why he thinks WWE will soon have to start paying wrestlers more money, and it’s not (just) because of AEW as competition… And more. BONUS SECTION: At the end of the Jon Moxley interview, listen for a 20 minute bonus segment featuring Wade Keller's interview from April 1992 with Paul Heyman who discusses Steve Austin as the future top star in the industry way back then, plus other topics along with fun banter with Keller and callers.
Jun 02, 2019
WKPWP - Interview - Jon Moxley a/k/a Dean Ambrose (pt 1 of 2): Follow-up to podcast with Jericho talking WWE creative process, more (6-1-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents special Weekend Interview edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest Jon Moxley (f/k/a Dean Ambrose). This is Mox's second long-form interview and the first he recorded since his AEW surprise debut last Saturday night at "AEW Double or Nothing" in Las Vegas. This is by design a follow-up to his first interview earlier this week with Chris Jericho on his podcast which has been the talk of the pro wrestling industry for several days, so we're not covering the same territory but instead covering topics he didn't get to with Jericho. This interview, conducted on May 29, lasts nearly two-and-a-half hours. This is the first half of the interview and the second half will drop on Sunday afternoon or evening on this feed. Topics covered here: How he feels about what he said on the Chris Jericho podcast and what his goal was in saying what he said... Why he thinks he's starting fresh and can't fail not chasing the fake carrot and brass ring... What he already loves about the creative freedom he has experienced in AEW... How fixable is the WWE creative process behind the scenes... Details on the hurdles WWE wrestlers have to jump through to get a promo onto TV... Why many wrestlers aren't scared to get fired but how the writers are vulnerable to getting fired if a wrestler goes off script... Why WWE writers jobs shouldn't exist... Why WWE wrestlers can't find their own voice on promos in the current system... How his relationship with Vince McMahon changed over time and how he learned to work within the system to deal with Vince when needed... How group think reenforces Vince's creative proclivities... An example of where he was wrong and Vince was right... What he thinks of Triple H as a possible replacement for Vince McMahon as head of creative... The scripting of the first Shield promo and his reaction to being handed words to read after all the thought they put into doing their own thing... Was he ever proud of the promos The Shield cut... Does he ever wonder what his path would have been if he was a solo wrestler and not part of the Shield in WWE?... The pre-Shield plans for his first WWE feud with Mick Foley and why he was so excited about it, but why it's fortunate it didn't happen... How Chris Jericho was a role model for him and gave him good advice on dealing with Vince McMahon... Do great matches get Vince excited? What does Vince care most about?... Has Vince changed over the years and over the decades?... His thoughts on the three hour format of Raw... How he feels about wrestlers who don't even get utilized while other wrestles get overused... His thoughts on the polarizing crowd reactions to Roman Reigns... Roman's reaction to the sufferin succotash being scripted for him to say... How the locker room feels about Roman Reigns and why that doesn't translate to on-air the same way... Riding in the car with Reigns collaborating on ideas for promos... Was there an end game he knew of regarding Nia Jax, and if the news getting out that he wasn't renewing his WWE contract changed their plans... Advice he was given in his final months to avoid breaching his contract... The awkwardness of his wife on commentary when he was involved in the feud with Nia Jax... His theories on the big push he got in his final months with the big deal made of The Shield's final run... Did it get awkward saying good bye to the crowd over and over, week after week... The emotions he felt saying goodbye to the Dean Ambrose character and The Shield gimmick... Does he plan to overhaul his ring style or presentation in AEW and New Japan compared to the Dean Ambrose character in WWE... Does he binge watch Netflix?...
Jun 01, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Parks talk Moxley on Jericho podcast, AEW's potential affect on NXT, ROH, WWE, 24/7, Reigns (5-31-19)
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In this edition of the Wade Keller Hotline, PWTorch editor Wade Keller gives a full show rundown and analysis of Smackdown including Kofi vs. KO, Super Showdown announcements, Lacey-Charlotte dispute, 24/7 Title changes, Shane McMahon Appreciation Night, and more.
May 31, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin talk Moxley on Jericho podcast, Sami in Electric Chair, NXT Takeover preview, NJ Super Juniors
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin from the weekly VIP podcast "The Fix with Todd Martin (hosted by Wade Keller)." In this episode they begin with an in-depth reaction to the Jon Moxley (f/k/a Dean Ambrose) interview on Chris Jericho's podcast that dropped on Wednesday this week. Todd explains why this week has made him as optimistic about the future of the wrestling industry as he's been in nearly 20 years. Then Todd reviews the New Japan Super Junior tournament so far with a rave review of one standout star in particular along with lots of other praise. The next topic is Monday Night Raw and WWE Smackdown including trying to make sense of the Electric Chair segment with Sami Zayn saying "AEW" and whether it was a smart play, plus a review of the "squash the beef" line during the Memorial Day Tent Party with the Usos. They close with a preview of the NXT Takeover: Bridgeport line-up.
May 30, 2019
WKPWP - Ex-WWE Creative Matt McCarthy: Bryan's injury, Undertaker Streak, WWE wrestlers leverage in Network era, Adam Rose, more (5-16-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy who discusses Daniel Bryan's injury and the state of WWE's championship-level wrestler depth chart, Undertaker's Streak, WWE wrestlers leverage in the WWE Network era if PPV pay drops, Adam Rose, Authority Figures, John Cena-Rock, the WrestleMania 30 opening scene with hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and The Rock, plus many backstage insights from his time with WWE.
May 27, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Friday - Sam Roberts joins Keller to talk AEW Double or Nothing, 24/7, NXT Takeover XXV, WWE Women's Division (5-24-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Interview Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest Sam Roberts. They preview AEW Double or Nothing including the price point and roster depth and mainstream buzz, the new 24/7 Title, NXT Takeover XXV line-up, the state of the WWE Women's Division since WrestleMania, Super Showdown, Dolph Ziggler's noteworthy return, and more.
May 24, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Mitchell talk importance of Double or Nothing to AEW's future, 24/7, Ziggler, Super Showdown (5-23-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost PWTorch senior columnist Bruce Mitchell. They discuss the importance of Double or Nothing to AEW's future, the decline in Being the Elite viewership in the last year, the introduction of the 24/7 Title, Dolph Ziggler's return, Super Showdown controversy and what WWE should do about it, and has Vince McMahon benefited more from luck of timing than most people point to when discussing his supposed business genius.
May 23, 2019
WKPWP - Hardcore Holly (pt 2 of 2): Taking stiff diving headbutts from Benoit, having fun with Mae Young, Tough Enough, Crash Holly (5-9-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with "Hardcore" Bob Holly, who covers a wide range of topics in the full TWO-AND-A-HALF HOUR interview including a previous VIP-exclusive Aftershow never offered free before. He covers a wide array of topics including how stiff is RVD, how would he react to change in PPV bonus payoff structure, how would he improve Tough Enough, did he face Southern stereotypes in WWE, current TNA, top rope headbutt dangers, and much much more in this expansive interview with live callers and email topics. This is the second of two installments.
May 20, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Powell on Firefly Funhouse, Reigns, MITB, AEW, plus remembering Silver King w/Alan 4L (5-17-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast. They discuss these topics: Firefly Funhouse, Reigns overexposure already, AEW-TNT, WWE ratings, Mid-Card Storylines, MITB cash-in rules, Courting non-fans, jobbers, and more. Then a bonus podcast follows the Mailbag as we present "Alan 4L's ProWres Paradise" with Alan Counihan, usually a VIP-exclusive weekly podcast covering the European, Japanese, and Mexican wrestling scenes. He is joined this week by Cubs Fan to discuss in-depth the career of the late Silver King who died during a match this past weekend. Then they talk Super Juniors and much more.
May 17, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk AEW-TNT announcement, Goldberg-Undertaker, MITB, Wildcard Rule (5-16-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They talk about the breaking news of TNT announcing that they have partnered with AEW to "begin airing weekly matches later this year," what was learned, what can be parsed from the press release, and more about AEW's prospects and the challenges they face. Also, the latest prospects for the XFL, the latest ratings news for WWE and Miz & Mrs, the Goldberg-Undertaker match, the Wildcard Rule so far, and more.
May 16, 2019
WKPWP - Hardcore Holly on a WWE spy among fans, how stiff RVD is, Angle's future, PPV payoffs, more (5-9-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with "Hardcore" Bob Holly, who covers a wide range of topics in the full TWO-AND-A-HALF HOUR interview including a previous VIP-exclusive Aftershow never offered free before. He covers a wide array of topics including how stiff is RVD, how would he react to change in PPV bonus payoff structure, how would he improve Tough Enough, did he face Southern stereotypes in WWE, current TNA, top rope headbutt dangers, and much much more in this expansive interview with live callers and email topics.
May 13, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Martin answer questions on Jon Moxley-AEW, Reigns-NXT, Five-Star System, Becky-Diesel, UFC peak (5-10-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost and PWTorch VIP analyst Todd Martin. They answer emails on the following topics: AEW’s business model and how it might be less wrestler-empowering than once some envisioned, has UFC and MMA in general reached its peak in terms of mainstream acceptance as a sport, why does pro wrestling do contract signings on camera sometimes, does ratings matches take away from enjoying the product, should a five star system be changed to a 20 point system, what should be capitalized in pro wrestling writing especially as it relates to moves or stipulations, is Becky Lynch WWE’s top star and will she be blamed for this downtime the way Diesel is for the WWF stint he headlined, is the New Japan format of mostly undercard tag matches something worth WWE’s consideration, can AEW sustain major league looking TV events in terms of full arenas if their show is weekly, El Phantasmo-Ricochet marketing comparison, should WWE target wrestlers with personalizes and charisma first and teach them how to wrestles second, why does WWE create a weekly impression cards aren’t booked ahead of time on TV, is this Wildcard nonsense the most depressing attempt to spark interest in a failing product, have wrestling angles been direct ripoff of movies, what if Roman Reigns dropped in NXT today as a new prospect, should WWE create a top heel wrestler or faction, where does Jon Moxley fit into AEW’s roster, why doesn’t WWE treat new stars like the NBA does draft picks, would paying a wrestler $10 million and publicizing it create a big star, and will Aleister Black’s promos damage his Smackdown character?
May 10, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin review Wildcard Rule, Kofi's week, XFL, Kushida, NJPW Dontaku, UFC (5-9-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin, a special Wildcard Edition including analysis of Raw & Smackdown, what the XFL TV deal means to its future, NXT TV including Kushida, NJPW's Donkatu events last weekend, and the latest event analysis and previews from UFC and Bellator.
May 09, 2019
WKPWP - Jim Ross talks with Keller about the end of Undertaker's Streak, wrestlers upset with paydays, more (5-2-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with Jim Ross, who covers a wide range of topics. This is the third and final installment of the four hour interview and features a previously VIP-exclusive portion of the interview in which Ross gives his thoughts on the finish of Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar including a big teaser about a bombshell Shawn Michaels will reveal next week about that match, plus did he always know the finishes of matches ahead of time when he called them. Also, these other big topics are covered: Should WWE give wrestlers systematic time off, how should WWE handle the changing revenue stream with PPVs and WWE Network when it comes to wrestler payoffs, stories about dealing with wrestlers upset with pay, how he handled payroll for wrestlers when he was in charge, if wrestlers are different in this era than 15 years ago, what big change he'd make in the structure of WWE, C.M. Punk, and more.
May 07, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Friday - Court Bauer of MLW and former WWE Creative Team Member discusses wide range of topics (5-3-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents an "Interview Friday" edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with Court Bauer, current MLW promoter, ex-WWE Creative Team member, and Podcast Network leader discussing a wide array of topics including YouTube's value to wrestlers and promoters, MLW's ongoing expansion, WWE's shrinking ratings and overall financial health, Vince McMahon, the XFL, AEW's place in market, and much more.
May 03, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & ex-WWE Creative Jason Allen talk WWE's p.r. issue with return to Saudi Arabia, new Roman, more (5-2-19)
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In this edition of the Wade Keller Hotline, PWTorch editor Wade Keller gives a full show rundown and analysis of Smackdown including Kofi Kingston reacting to KO’s turn, Becky Lynch vs. Bayley, Roman Reigns vs. B-Team, Jeff Hardy announces he’ll be out with surgery, and more. Also, some talk of the alarmingly low Raw rating this week.
May 02, 2019
WKPWP - Jim Ross talks with Keller & Mitchell about life after WWE, WWE Network, did he ever say no to angle, more (5-2-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with Jim Ross, who covers a wide range of topics with hosts Wade Keller and Bruce Mitchell including these topics: Life after WWE including his new live Q&A shows at theaters, WWE Network discussion, Chris Benoit's son getting into wrestling, does Chris Benoit belong in the WWE Hall of Fame, did he ever say no to a controversial angle or humiliating request, how does he feel about his role in presenting the impostor Undertaker and Razor Ramon, and many other topics. This is the first installment of a three-part, four hour interview session.
Apr 29, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Powell answer questions on Rousey, Baszler, NXT, Undertaker-Starrcast, AEW rating, Styles-Seth (4-26-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast. They discuss these topics: Ronda Rousey's departure, Shayna Baszler's progress, Triple H running WWE compared to Vince McMahon, Post-Shake-up NXT roster evaluated, Undertaker-Starrcast controversy, Shinsuke Nakamura, Smackdown rating, Robert Roode makeover, Roman Reigns-Kofi Kingston dynamic, A.J. Styles on Raw, AEW target demo and rating, and much more.
Apr 26, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk New Bray, AEW Double or Nothing, Reigns lack of reboot, sloppy Shake-up execution (4-25-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They talk New Bray Wyatt, AEW Double or Nothing, the lack of a reboot for Roman Reigns post-WM, sloppy Superstar Shake-up execution, Dustin-Cody build, MLW's progress, YouTube viewership comparisons for AEW-MLW-Impact, Crockett Cup thoughts, and more.
Apr 25, 2019
WKPWP - Court Bauer & Justin Credible talk with Keller (4-18-14): Ultimate Warrior stories, early WWE Network subs, Bryan as champ (4-22-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with former ECW Champion and WWE wrestler Justin Credible and former MLW promoter and WWE creative team member Court Bauer. They discuss a wide range of topics including Ultimate Warrior stories, ROH's new PPV deal, Extreme Rules line-up, Daniel Bryan's prospects as champion, TNA's Eric Young decision, looking at WWE's WM30 PPV figures and Network subscriptions, and more.
Apr 22, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Mitchell answer questions about Shake-up, Sasha, Lacey, Becky, Reigns affecting Kofi, AEW, more (4-19-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost and PWTorch senior columnist Bruce Mitchell. They discuss these topics: The state of WWE's women's division post shake-up including Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Lacey Evans, Asuka & Kairi Sane with Page, plus 205 Live call-ups, how Reigns on SD affects Kofi, wrestling reporting changes over the decades, whether AEW should scoop up departing and disgruntled WWE wrestlers, and more.
Apr 19, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin review Superstar Shake-up and Raw & SD new depth-charts, plus Viking Experience, UFC (4-18-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin from the weekly PWTorch VIP podcast "The Fix with Todd Martin & Wade Keller." They talk in-depth about the Superstar Shake-up's major moves and analyze the depth chart on Raw and Smackdown on the heel and babyface sides of the rosters. They also walk through Raw and Smackdown segment by segment, plus close with some UFC analysis after a couple stand-out fights last weekend.
Apr 18, 2019
WKPWP - "Stone Cold" Steve Austin joins Wade Keller to review WM 30 - Interview Classic (4-10-14): Does he endorse Reigns, more (4-12-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin with his thoughts on WrestleMania 30, backstage perspective on Ultimate Warrior and Mr. T this weekend, was his Hogan "Whoop Ass" line scripted, C.M. Punk's departure, Daniel Bryan's run, does he endorse Roman Reigns and Cesaro, his thoughts on the controversial refusal to job to Brock Lesnar years ago, and much more.
Apr 12, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Fann talk first title feud options for Becky, Seth, Kofi, and in-person WM Weekend highlights (4-11-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Rich Fann of "The Deep Dive with Rich Fann" PWTorch Dailycast and the PWTorch East Coast Cast VIP version. They talk in-depth about the first title feud options for Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, Kofi Kingston. Also, Rich's in-person WrestleMania Weekend highlights from MLW, NJPW-ROH, and more, plus NXT Call-up options and more.
Apr 11, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Powell answer WM35 questions including Rousey-Charlotte-Becky hype, high-stakes for Roman, more (4-5-19)
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In this edition of the Wade Keller Hotline, PWTorch editor Wade Keller covers a variety of topics in the news including the latest WrestleMania additions, Ross signs with AEW, Raw & Smackdown ratings momentum update, Blood Sport reviews, Hogan-Beefcake, MSG-AAA, and more.
Apr 05, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk WM35, John Oliver on HBO, Ross-AEW, Superstar Shakeup, Ronda legacy, XFL, Triple H (4-4-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast. They discuss these topics: WrestleMania 35, John Oliver on HBO, Jim Ross-AEW, Superstar Shake-up, Ronda Rousey's WQWE legacy, XFL odds post-AAF, Batista, Triple H, and more.
Apr 04, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Classic (4-4-14): One-legged ex-WWE wrestler Zack Gowen on Cena, Lesnar, Benoit, Hogan stories, his own bad rep (3-31-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic Sunday episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with ex-WWE wrestler Zack Gowen, known best for having only one leg, but also notorious for how much he was despised by his WWE colleagues in the locker room in 2003. In this nearly two hour interview, he discusses his mistakes in 2003, the new documentary on his life including his rehab and recovery in recent years from drug addiction, and much more including early impressions of Brock Lesnar and John Cena in 2003, some Chris Benoit stories, backstage details on the Brock Lesnar attack angle that people remember to this day, and more.
Mar 31, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Friday w/ex-WWE Creative Matt McCarthy: WM35 Weekend, Comedian's take on Strowman vs. Jost/Che saga, AEW, more (3-29-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents an "Interview Friday" edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy. They discuss WrestleMania 35 Weekend, key matches at WrestleMania 35 including top matches to look forward to, a professional comedian's take on the Braun Strowman vs. Colin Jost/Michael Che saga, the prospects of AEW and what their niche ought to be compared to WWE, some Titan Tower memories as WWE prepares to move its headquarters, and more.
Mar 29, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Hawkins talk Kofi, Charlotte, WM length, G1 Supercard MSG line-up, Takeover NY (3-28-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Cameron Hawkins of the PWTorch East Coast Cast. They cover these topics: The Kofi Kingston storyline headed into WrestleMania including this week's developments, Charlotte's surprise Smackdown Title win, the length of WrestleMania, The ROH/NJ G1 Supercard MSG final line-up, NXT Takeover New York, and more.
Mar 28, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Classic (3-27-14): Scott Hall talking HOF induction call and Ex-WWE Creative Chris DeJoseph on WM 21-26 (3-24-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic Saturday episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with new WWE Hall of Fame member Scott Hall discussing when he found out about the Hall of Fame, his recovery from addiction, and more. And then in part two, ex-WWE Creative Team member Chris DeJoseph joins the show with fascinating backstage insights on WrestleManias 21-26 plus WM30 and WM31 predictions.
Mar 24, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Mitchell answer questions on racist aspect of Kofi-Vince dynamic, what if Becky had faced Ronda (3-22-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Bruce Mitchell, the PWTorch senior columnist. They answer questions from listeners on these topics: Racist aspect of Kofi Kingston-Vince McMahon dynamic, if Becky Lynch had faced Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series would Charlotte be getting one-on-one against Ronda at WM, Walter-Pete Dunne at Takeover, is WrestleMania 35 line-up apathy deserved, are WWE storylines dragging on too long, and more.
Mar 22, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin discuss latest WrestleMania developments, Miz promo, Kofi gauntlet, Styles re-signing (3-21-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin from the weekly PWTorch VIP podcast, "The Fix with Todd Martin." They discuss Raw and Smackdown in-depth including the latest WrestleMania 35 developments, react to A.J. Styles re-upping with WWE, reaction to the big Johnny Gargano-Tomasso Ciampa angle on NXT TV last week and the follow-up to Ciampa's injury regarding realigning Takeover New York, the disappointing ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard line-up taking shape, New Japan Cup update including the Will Ospreay push, the latest from Impact Wrestling including the Jonnny Impact turn and a rising star on the roster, and the latest UFC event review and preview, plus the T.J. Dillashaw news.
Mar 21, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Classic: Ex-WWE Creative member John Piermarini with backstage stories on Bret-Shawn reconciliation in 2010, more (3-7-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic Saturday episode from just over five years ago featuring Wade Keller's interview with ex-WWE Creative Team member John Piermarini who gives eyewitness backstage stories on the Bret Hart-Shawn Michaels reconciliation in 2010, how did WWE handle C.M. Punk-Chicago and Undertaker-Brock Lesnar on Monday, looking ahead with Daniel Bryan after WrestleMania 30, how should wrestlers conduct themselves on social media and talk shows regarding protecting their character, and much more including calls and email questions.
Mar 17, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Powell answer questions on Ronda's turn, did Roman return too soon, does Kofi have to win at WM (3-15-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They answer questions from listeners on these topics: Ronda Rousey's heel turn, did Roman Reigns return too soon, does Kofi Kingston have to win at WM, A.J. Styles-Randy Orton, Triple H-Batista, Becky Lynch damaged in last month or two, Hall of Fame drama, who from WWE could host SNL, Hardys-Usos, Shane McMahon, and more.
Mar 15, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell discuss WrestleMania's line-up depth and quality, preview of ROH Anniversary PPV, more (3-14-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net to discuss this week's hot topics in pro wrestling including WrestleMania's line-up depth and quality at this stage, a preview of the ROH 17th Anniversary PPV, AEW's TV deal speculation including the pros and cons of streaming options and how the Turner/WarnerMedia changes could affect things, Jeff Jarrett and Jim Ross status changes with WWE, and more.
Mar 14, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Classic: Ex-WWE Creative Court Bauer: Punk's future with WWE, Bryan's push, prospective WM30 line-ups, more (2-7-14)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic Saturday episode from just over five years ago with former WWE Creative Team Member Court Bauer featuring his take on C.M. Punk's future with WWE, Daniel Bryan's push, prospective WrestleMania 30 line-ups, WWE Network chances, and more including live callers and email questions.
Mar 10, 2019
WKPWP - Friday PPV Preview - Keller & Sam Roberts discuss Fastlane's line-up, predict which match will go on last, evaluate hype (3-8-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a Friday PPV Preview edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Sam Roberts from the "Not Sam Wrestling Podcast" and panelist on the WWE Kickoff Shows. They discuss the top four matches in-depth, plus evaluate every match on the announced line-up, including an evaluation of the build-up for each match. They also predict which match will go on last and look ahead a bit to WrestleMania.
Mar 08, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Fairplay discuss Rousey-Becky Twitter war, Bundy, Ciampa, AEW, Owens, Joe (3-7-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jonny Fairplay of Survivor fame to discuss this week's hot topics in pro wrestling including the fascinating Ronda Rousey-Becky Lynch Twitter war, King Kong Bundy, the Tomasso Ciampa injury, AEW's latest YouTube numbers and TV prospects, Kevin Owens as a babyface, Samoa Joe's U.S. Title win, The Shield reunion and Dean Ambrose's future, Mojo Rawley, and more.
Mar 07, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Classic - Ex-WWE Creative John Piermarini: (1-31-19) Will Lesnar return to UFC, Batista's drawing power overrated (3-3-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic Saturday episode from just over five years ago with Keller's interview with ex WWE Creative Team member John Piermarini featuring his take on the Punk-WWE departure, WrestleMania 30 line-up, will Bryan be better off because of last five months, is Batista's drawing power overrated, and more including live calls and email questions from VIP members.
Mar 04, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Mitchell answer questions on Kofi's push, KO's return, Vince-Hunter dynamic, more (3-1-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Bruce Mitchell, the PWTorch senior columnist. They answer questions from listeners on these topics:  Kofi Kingston's push, Kevin Owens' return, Vince McMahon-Hunter power dynamic, Samoa Joe, should Roman Reigns change name and look, The Shield, Daniel Bryan losing on TV as champion, and more.
Mar 01, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin discuss Roman, Batista, KO, Rousey, Riddle, Jay White, NJPW, NXT, UFC (2-28-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin, the star of the weekly PWTorch VIP podcast "The Fix." They discuss Roman Reigns's return, Batista's return, Kevin Owens' return, Ronda Rousey-Stephanie McMahon, Matt Riddle in NXT, NXT TV review, latest NJPW happenings and looking ahead at Jay White's upcoming top match-ups, plus a UFC preview.
Feb 28, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Saturday - Keller & Powell answer questions on Becky-Austin, Raw vs. Smackdown, NXT appearances, more (2-23-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Saturday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They talk about the NXT wrestler appearances on Raw and Smackdown, Drew McIntyre's push, Asuka's push, the futures of Sheamus and Cesaro, a shortage of returning legacy stars for WrestleMania season, why is Smackdown typically better than Raw, Steve Austin possibly adding to Becky Lynch act, letting fans "vote off" a match on a PPV line-up, and more.
Feb 23, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Friday w/Rob Van Dam: His new documentary, concussion issues, venturing into stand-up comedy, more (2-22-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents an "Interview Friday" edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with Rob Van Dam, a former top star with WWE, ECW, and WCW. In this interview, he talks about his new documentary "Headstrong" that came out this week. Topics include concussion issues and chairshots to the head, venturing into stand-up comedy, his future in pro wrestling, reading people's energy, WWE wrestlers who want to leave but don't for some reason, how he'd handle social media if it were around when he was just getting started, why there were zero pot references in his documentary, and more.
Feb 22, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell discuss Kofi-Mania, AEW's sellout, WM 35 line-up options, NXT wrestlers on Raw & SD (2-21-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast and ProWrestling.net. They cover a wide range of topics including Kofi-Mania, AEW's sellout and their thoughts on AEW's rollout so far, WrestleMania 35 line-up options, NXT wrestlers on Raw & Smackdown and what it means and whether it was awful or terrible or actually okay, the state of ROH and Impact early in 2019, and more.
Feb 21, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Classic: "Hardcore" Bob Holly - Daniel Bryan's poor push, insight into Rumble match against Lesnar ten yrs ago (2-17-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic Saturday episode from just over five years ago with Keller's interview with "Hardcore" Bob Holly who has a passionate reaction to Daniel Bryan's poor push, insight into his Royal Rumble match against Brock Lesnar ten years ago, his thoughts on Batista as a rookie, reaction to the state of hardcore-style wrestling today, and much more including live caller questions and email questions.
Feb 17, 2019
WKPWP - Elimination Chamber PPV Preview - Keller & Fairplay march through event, play out scenarios for winners in title matches (2-15-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Elimination Chamber PPV Preview edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jonny Fairplay of Survivor fame, TNA fame, and wrestling podcast fame who march through Sunday's event match by match, playing out scenarios for various winners in title matches including each wrestler or team in the Elimination Chambers, plus evaluate hype going into event.
Feb 15, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Ex-WWE Creative Jason Allen discuss Charlotte-Becky-Ronda-Vince drama this week, more (2-14-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost ex-WWE Creative Team member Jason Allen to discuss the Charlotte-Becky-Ronda-Vince drama this week, would WWE or AEW trade Seth and Kenny, can WWE heat up Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar for WrestleMania, Mailbag questions, and more.
Feb 14, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Classic: (1-17-14) A.J. Styles talks with Keller about leaving TNA, his three WWE dream opponents, his future (2-9-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Interview Classic Saturday episode from just over five years ago with Keller's two-hour-plus interview with A.J. Styles. Styles tells all about his future, what went wrong in TNA negotiations, whether Magnus is ready to be top guy, thoughts on Hogan & Bischoff, TNA's missed opportunities, his favorite opponents so far and his dream opponents in the future to his future, would he accept a name and gimmick change if he signed with WWE, could he take Batista in a shoot fight, and so much. This interview spans his entire career from his decision to not sign with WWE Developmental 12 years ago to the odds he returns to TNA. This is another must-listen, news making interview in our series of PWTorch Livecast interviews.
Feb 09, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Fann answer questions on whether Charlotte-Becky-Rousey at WM, Rousey-Becky social media battles (2-8-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Rich Fann from the "Deep Dive with Rich Fann" weekly podcast on the PWTorch Dailycast line-up. They answer questions on Charlotte-Becky-Rousey at WrestleMania 35, Ronda Rousey-Becky Lynch social media battles, Kurt Angle and Jason Jordan, John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan prospects for WM, justifying Triple H's multiple personalities on TV, and more.
Feb 08, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Todd Martin talk AEW's rollout, Halftime Heat, Becky-Steph, Dean-EC3, UFC preview, ROH's 2019 (2-7-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin, a PWTorch VIP analyst from "The Fix with Todd Martin & Wade Keller" weekly VIP podcast. They discuss a wide array of topics including Halftime Heat and the Worlds Collide special on WWE Network over the weekend, analysis of key segments on Raw and Smackdown including the latest with Becky Lynch, Dean Ambrose, and Daniel Bryan, reaction to NXT TV, thoughts on ROH's 2019 booking vision taking shape, a review of New Japan's New Beginnings, assessing AEW so far as they roll out more signings and plans, and finally a review of last weekend's UFC event and a preview of this weekend's UFC PPV.
Feb 07, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Powell answer questions on whether WWE should take Ambrose off road now, Asuka, more (2-1-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast and ProWrestling.net. They answer questions on whether WWE should take Dean Ambrose off road now, Asuka ignored on Smackdown after retaining her title, the growing length of WWE PPVs, Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan, Abyss in WWE, Finn Balor vs. Daniel Bryan potential, could Bayley have been a red-hot Stone Cold-style character like Becky Lynch, and more. Also, a snippet of a vintage 1992 Pro Wresting Focus radio show hosted by Wade Keller with guest cohost Mark Madden and live callers talking about Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair and the Ultimate Warrior in the news.
Feb 01, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell discuss Ambrose departing WWE, impact on WWE locker room, his potential in AEW, more (1-31-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast. They discuss Dean Ambrose departing WWE and his potential in AEW and its impact on WWE locker room, the new look of ROH in 2019, and many other topics including Daniel Bryan, Ronda Rousey, A.J. Styles, and more.
Jan 31, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Saturday - Keller & Mitchell answer questions on Sasha Banks at the Rumble, Seth's promo on Raw, Trevor Lee, more (1-26-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Saturday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost PWTorch senior columnist Bruce Mitchell. They answer questions on these topics: Sasha Banks at the Rumble, Seth Rollins' promo on Raw, Trevor Lee signing with WWE, qualifying for the Rumble, dark long hair and beards, plus Royal Rumble origins and more.
Jan 26, 2019
WKPWP - WWE Royal Rumble & NXT Takeover Previews w/Keller & Sam Roberts: Match by Match predictions and hype analysis (1-25-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents an “Interview Friday” edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with NXT pre-show panelist Sam Roberts. They preview NXT Takeover and the WWE Royal Rumble including match by match predictions and hype analysis along with some potential dark horse Rumble winners.
Jan 25, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Royal Rumble Predictions, Dark Horses, Pros & Cons of Various Potential Winners with Keller & Mitchell (1-24-19)
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In this edition of the Wade Keller Hotline, PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a start to finish rundown of WWE Smackdown including Randy Orton’s return, Becky-Asuka-Charlotte, Daniel Bryan-Vince McMahon-A.J. Styles, Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade, Samoa Joe vs. Mustafa Ali, Naomi vs. Mandy Rose, Miz vs. Cesaro, and more.
Jan 24, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag & Interview Friday: Listener questions on Punk, EC3, Mandy, AEW, with Keller & Fairplay, plus DDP talks new book (1-18-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special double-header edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with both Interview Friday and Mailbag Friday. First Jonny Fairplay joins Wade to answer listener questions on C.M. Punk, EC3, Mandy-Uso, reasons for AEW optimism and pessimism, Miz-Shane McMahon, and more. Then Keller talks with DDP about his new book released this week called "Positively Unstoppable."
Jan 18, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin review Jimmy-Mandy-Naomi, Balor taking Braun place, NXT, Impact, Takeover, more (1-17-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin, a PWTorch VIP Analyst. They discuss the top talking points from Raw and Smackdown including the Jimmy Uso-Mandy Rose-Naomi hotel room segment, Finn Balor replacing Braun Strowman against Brock Lesnar and whether Balor fans should be hopeful for a win, John Cena's endorsement of Balor, Ronda Rousey-Nikki Bella, and much more. Also, thoughts on the Nigel special on WWE Network, a review of NXT UK Takeover, NXT TV, and Impact's debut on Pursuit, plus a preview of UFC's event this weekend.
Jan 17, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday - Keller & Powell answer questions on AEW's future, Tony Khan-Dixie Carter comparisons, more (1-11-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They discuss these topics: AEW's future, Tony Khan-Dixie Carter comparisons, Undertaker's in-ring future, Hulk Hogan on Raw, Braun Strowman's downward spiral, unscripted promos in WWE, Kushida's future, and more.
Jan 11, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell discuss AEW Rally & Rumors, WWE Women's Division, Raw & SD highs and lows (1-10-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast. They discuss AEW Rally and the latest rumors and facts on their future, thoughts on the WWE Women's Division headed into the Royal Rumble and beyond, Smackdown and Raw highs and lows, Impact Homecoming, Hulk Hogan's return to Raw, the hype for the NXT call-ups, the continued WWE ratings woes, and more.
Jan 10, 2019
WKPWP - Interview Friday: "Mean" Gene Okerlund's understudy and replacement in the AWA and WWF, Ken Resnick, gives insights on Gene (1-4-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" with Ken Resnick. Ken was Gene's understudy in the AWA who eventually would replace him as the main interviewer when Gene left for the WWF. Resnick would later follow Okerlund to the WWF. Resnick talks about learning from Gene by observing him and receiving advice. He also talks about what it was like in the AWA when Okerlund left, and how Okerlund received Ken when he arrived in the WWF a few years later. Ken also tells what is known as The Vince McMahon Mustache Story. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Jan 04, 2019
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Top 10 Stories of 2018 w/Keller & Parks incl. Saudi Arabia, Fox TV deal, Rousey, All In & AEW, Reigns (1-3-19)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Greg Parks, a longtime PWTorch Newsletter columnist and host of Wrestling Night in America. They present their respective Top Ten Stories of 2018 Lists and compare their similarities and differences, discussing in-depth each story and why it ranked as high as it did including these topics: Saudi Arabia, Fox TV deal, Ronda Rousey, All In & AEW, Roman Reigns cancer announcement, and more.
Jan 03, 2019
WKPWP - Mailbag Saturday - Keller & Martin answer questions on reasons for Vince's vision of pro wrestling, WWE PPV format, more (12-29-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Saturday bonus edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin from the weekly PWTorch VIP Podcast "The Fix." In this episode, they answer questions on these topics: Big Show, predicting New Japan's foreign stars in three years, All Elite roster depth challenge, video game suggestions, Daniel Bryan, Raw/Nitro viewing habits, reasons for Vince McMahon's vision of pro wrestling, is Okada's IWGP Title run best ever and what others are on the list, ROH's new signees, Firing Squad in NJPW vs. WWE, Shelton Benjamin fans, and more.
Dec 29, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday: Ex-WWE Creative Team member Seth Mates tells how Triple H ended up with original World Title in 2002 (12-28-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a truly fascinating "Interview Friday" with ex-WWE Creative Team Member Seth Mates who discusses in great depth and detail the original plans for the revamped World Hvt. Title in 2002, who was originally supposed to get the title, and how it ended up around the waist of Triple H, and what was supposed to happen then that didn't. Plus early Brock Lesnar stories and speculation on whether had he stuck around it would have affected John Cena's and Batista's pushes. Also, Michael Hayes, WrestleMania 30, the booking of Daniel Bryan, and so much more. This interview was conducted Dec. 20, 2013 and aired live originally. Today's "Interview Friday" makes available the VIP-exclusive Aftershow portion of the program for the first time for non-VIP members. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Dec 28, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin discuss Christmas Raw & Smackdown, Jon Jones controversy, UFC 232 preview, NXT (12-27-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin from the PWTorch VIP Podcast "The Fix with Todd Martin." They discuss Raw including Todd trying to talk Wade into being more on board and at peace with Daniel Bryan's anti-consumerism/pro-environment heel character, the strength of the Ronda Rousey-Natalya match, Vince McMahon's discomfiting on-air performances, Andrade Cien Almas's lack of push, Mustafa Ali's considerable push and whether it's worth the investment, and much more. Then Todd's thoughts on the latest NXT TV show including the crowd reaction to Aleister Black lately. And then the Jon Jones-UFC 232 USADA mess, how it has affected Todd's own travels, and whom he thinks is most to blame for all of this. He also makes his picks for the fights on Saturday night's card in Las Vegas... I mean, Los Angeles. 
Dec 27, 2018
WKPWP - Mailbag Saturday - Keller & Powell answer questions on WM35 top match predictions, is Seth really a top guy, more (12-21-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Friday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They begin with their predictions and choices for the four major singles matches (men's & women's) at WrestleMania 35, is Seth Rollins really a top top act after latest performances on mic and in the ring, are the McMahons going to be on TV every week now, did Smackdown really need changes, can Rusev have an important U.S. Title run, how about Jim Cornette and Paul Heyman taking control of Raw and Smackdown, Baron Corbin forgetting his lines on Raw this week, could Raw and Smackdown go back to original Raw format with squash matches, the stupidity of the TLC rumors, wrestlers assembling together on TV in front of authority figures in heel and face factions, WWE could have signaled real change by calling wrestlers "wrestlers" instead of "Superstars," and more.
Dec 21, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell discuss Vince McMahon's "shake-up" and why so many are let down by it, NXT call-ups (12-20-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast. They begin with a discussion on Vince McMahon's "shake-up" and why so many are so let down by it, and then discuss the announced NXT call-ups, the ROH roster changes headed into 2019, and more current topics including Daniel Bryan, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar, and more.
Dec 20, 2018
WKPWP - WWE Raw Post-Show Analysis w/Keller & Fairplay (pt. 2 of 2): On-Site Correspondent, Mailbag, In-Person Spoiler Report (12-18-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by cohost Jonny Fairplay to discuss WWE Monday Night Raw from Sacramento, Calif. including an on-site correspondent, mailbag, and in-person spoiler report on next week's episode. This is part two. Find part one on the red-brand Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Post-show by searching "Wade Keller" in your podcast app which features the live caller portion recorded right after Raw ended.
Dec 18, 2018
WKPWP - Mailbag Saturday: Keller & Fann answer questions on Nia Jax, Asuka, Kurt Angle, Ruby-Natalya, WrestleKingdom line-up (12-15-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Mailbag Saturday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Rich Fann from the PWTorch Livecast "Deep Dive with Rich Fann." They begin with a discussion on the full New Japan WrestleKingdom line-up being announced and some recommendations on the New Japan Tag League that just wrapped up with recommended matches to seek out. Then they answer mailbag questions on these topics: Asuka's presentation, Kurt Angle's future, Nia Jax promos, the Ruby Riot-Natalya angle with the Jim Neidhart table, and more.
Dec 15, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday: WWE TLC preview with ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy including backstage insights, anecdotes (12-14-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" with ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy with a preview of Sunday's WWE TLC event including Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte vs. Asuka, Daniel Bryan vs. A.J. Styles, Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose, and more including backstage insights and anecdotes on the WWE creative process and Vince McMahon in particular. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Dec 14, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Fann preview WWE TLC PPV and ROH Final Battle PPV, plus talk record low ratings for Raw & SD (12-13-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Rich Fann from the PWTorch Livecast "Deep Dive with Rich Fann." They begin with a discussion on industry reaction to record low Raw and Smackdown ratings including how fans who are critical are sometimes getting blamed for speaking out and not understanding the process, then a full preview of the WWE TLC PPV line-up and then a preview of the full ROH Final Battle PPV line-up.
Dec 13, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Saturday w/Dave Lagana: Ex-WWE Creative Team member and current NWA V.P. looks ahead to 2019 changes (12-8-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Saturday" with a new interview with former WWE Creative Team member Dave Lagana who looks ahead to 2019 changes with All Elite Wrestling, the latest on the NWA, ROH signings, declining WWE ratings, Dynamite Kid memories, more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Dec 08, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday w/Larry Hennig, Nikita Koloff, George Schire: Hennig discusses his career and family with lots of laughs (12-7-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" looking at the career of Larry "The Axe" Hennig with AWA historian and "Minnesota's Golden Age of Wrestling" book author George Schire providing an introductory career overview for about 45 minutes including details of his recent local gathering in his hometown that George attended with Larry and his family. Then we shift to an hour-long interview PWTorch senior columnist Bruce Mitchell and PWTorch editor Wade Keller hosted this past July at the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend in Waterloo, Iowa with both Larry "The Axe" Hennig and "Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff in front of a live studio audience. It might have been Larry's final interview ever. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Dec 07, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin: Career and lasting industry influence of Dynamite Kid, The New Daniel Bryan, more (12-06-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin, a PWTorch VIP Analyst. They start with an in-depth look at the career and the lasting industry influence of Dynamite Kid. Then they talk New Japan Tag League, Smackdown and Raw including The New Daniel Bryan, Becky-Charlotte-Asuka, Ronda Rousey, Dean Ambrose, Drew McIntyre-Dolph Ziggler, and more, and finally NXT talk including the finish of Lars Sullivan vs. Keith Lee.
Dec 06, 2018
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday w/Keller & Powell: Becky-Charlotte-Rousey options, can Cody be centerpiece star of a national company (11-30-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a Friday Mailbag edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell answering Mailbag questions including these topics: Becky-Charlotte-Rousey options, can Cody be centerpiece star of a national company, can Asuka be embraced by Vince McMahon as a top star, ROH post-Elite departures, and more...  Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon and support  Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Nov 30, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk All Elite Wrestling's prospects and how it'll affect ROH, Impact, NJPW, NXT, more (11-8-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast and ProWrestling.net. They talk about All Elite Wrestling's prospects and how it'll affect ROH, Impact, NJPW, NXT, plus ROH's Final Battle PPV line-up and how ROH is set-up for 2019 with so many top stars departing and additions that could make up some of the losses.
Nov 29, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday w/"Stone Cold" Steve Austin (pt. 2 of 2): The birth of Austin 3:16 with a walk through the ups & downs (11-24-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" with a flashback to five years ago this weekend with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. This is part two of two. The first half dropped yesterday. This second half of the interview includes whether WWE has reacted to his popular podcast, plus a long discussion on the birth of Austin 3:16 with a walk through the ups & downs and frustrations of the six months that followed his King of the Ring breakout promo, along with some emails on other topics including a potential John Cena heel turn, thoughts on today’s scene, Jim Ross’s treatment on WWE TV, concussions concerns, chair shots to the head, his no-showing in Atlanta, where his career would have gone had he stayed in WCW, did the Attitude Era get too violence, does he regret the Stunner on Stacy Keibler, what he thinks when he watches today’s wrestlers, will he return at WrestleMania 30 and is it inevitable he has a return match, and much more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Nov 24, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday w/"Stone Cold" Steve Austin (pt. 1 of 2): His relationship with Hogan, will he wrestle again, more (11-23-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" with a flashback to five years ago this weekend with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. This is part one of two. The second half will be available tomorrow. This two-hour-plus interview includes live callers during the first hour with a wide range of topics on current events and his career including his relationship with Hulk Hogan, will he wrestle again, the value of different body types, his impressions of entering podcasting world, his thoughts on scripted promos, instances of being edited on WWF TV, the value of wrestling in different territories, and more. Part two tomorrow features a full hour of email topics and a long discussion walking through the six months after his famous Austin 3:16 King of Ring promo and the roller coaster ride when he really began to take off. Topics include a potential John Cena heel turn, thoughts on today’s scene, Jim Ross’s treatment on WWE TV, concussions concerns, chair shots to the head, his no-showing in Atlanta, where his career would have gone had he stayed in WCW, did the Attitude Era get too violence, does he regret the Stunner on Stacy Keibler, what he thinks when he watches today’s wrestlers, will he return at WrestleMania 30 and is it inevitable he has a return match, and much more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon and support  Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Nov 23, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Sam Roberts on Ronda-Charlotte-Becky, their picks for the top matches at WrestleMania 35 (11-22-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Sam Roberts from the Not Sam Wrestling Podcast and WWE Kickoff Show panelist. They discuss the major happenings with Ronda Rousey-Charlotte-Becky Lynch this last week, Daniel Bryan's heel turn, and their picks for the top matches at WrestleMania 35 for the major titles with a look at various realistic and wildcard options, and more.
Nov 22, 2018
WKPWP - Ex-WWE Creative Team member previews Survivor Series, reacts to Becky injury, Bryan turn - Interview Friday w/Kevin Eck (11-16-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team member Kevin Eck who previews Survivor Series, reacts to Becky Lynch injury, Charlotte-Rousey, Bryan's heel turn, Lesnar-Bryan prospects, and backstage insights. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Nov 16, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin preview Survivor Series & NXT Takeover including pros and cons of Bryan's heel turn (11-15-18)
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In this edition of the Wade Keller Hotline, PWTorch editor Wade Keller reviews WWE Raw start to finish including Smackdown wrestlers invade Raw, Becky Lynch bleeds and gets babyface pop, Braun Strowman strikes deal with Stephanie McMahon, Drew McIntyre comments on destruction of Kurt Angle last week, Dean Ambrose finally speaks, and more Survivor Series hype.
Nov 15, 2018
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday w/Keller & Powell: Omega take Reigns slot? If not Triple H who should Batista wrestle? Next Black Champion? (11-9-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a Friday Mailbag edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell answering Mailbag questions including these topics: If not Triple H who should Batista wrestle, who is candidate to be African-American WWE World Champ, Drew on verge of championship, is Triple H hurt by Crown Jewel, Hogan, Merge Title or More Titles, Becky upside, Kairi Sane, Omega fill Reigns slot. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon and support  Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Nov 09, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk Survivor Series hype, should Styles beat Lesnar, reshuffled Raw roster, more (11-8-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast and ProWrestling.net. They talk Survivor Series line-up taking shape, should A.J. Styles beat Brock Lesnar, a reshuffled Raw roster without Roman Reigns and with several turns, the futures of the Young Bucks, Cody, and Kenny Omega and whether there's room for a new number two in the U.S., and more.
Nov 08, 2018
WKPWP - Mailbag Special w/Keller & Fann on Crown Jewel, embarrassed to be a fan, WWE exploiting Reigns, Charlotte's moonsault (10-27-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a bonus episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with PWTorch Livecast host Rich Fann answering Mailbag questions including these topics: Crown Jewel controversy, being embarrassed to be a wrestling fan, WWE exploiting Roman Reigns diagnosis, Charlotte's moonsault, Beer Money in WWE, Becky Lynch, Braun-Brock, Women's Tag Division, Luke Harper, and more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon and support  Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Nov 03, 2018
WKPWP - Ex-WWE Creative Team member John Piermarini reviews Evolution and compares this era of women's WWE to his in 2009-'10 (11-2-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team member John Piermarini with a 100 percent focus on women's wrestling in WWE. First, he provides behind the scenes insights on the time he worked behind the scenes in WWE for a couple years in the 2009-2010 area which included Mickie James, Alicia Fox, the Bellas, Beth Phoenix, Eve, Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, among others. He talks about the attitude towards women's wrestling then and how women felt about how they were utilized. Then we review each match at Evolution and look at match order, what's next for Ronda Rousey, his take on the booking of Becky Lynch, and much more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon and support  Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Nov 02, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Fann talk Hogan Crown Jewel news, how much praise do Cena and Bryan deserve, more (11-1-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Rich Fann of the "Deep Dive" edition of the PWTorch Livecast and VIP East Coast Cast. They discuss the breaking Hulk Hogan Crown Jewel news, how much praise do John Cena and Daniel Bryan deserve this week, will Becky Lynch be hurt by the Ronda Rousey match, Cody's future, Brand Supremacy nonsense headed into Survivor Series, Evolution thoughts, and more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Nov 01, 2018
WKPWP - Mailbag Special w/Keller & ex-WWE Creative Team member Jason Allen answer listener questions on Evolution, Reigns, more (10-27-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a bonus episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with Jason Allen, an ex-WWE Creative Team member. They discuss the prospects of Undisputed Era getting involved with DX, the upside of Ricochet compared to Velveteeen Dream on the main roster, could Brock Lesnar beat Braun Strowman to set up a Seth Rollins WWE Title win, any chance Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch closes out Evolution, examining Roman Reigns's fan reaction compared to backstage personality, might WWE have women tone down action to protect Rousey-Nikki Bella and is that done in other circumstances, plus Smackdown 1000 video package choices. Then a bonus section at the end featuring our Mae Young Podcast crew reviewing this week's Mae Young semi-finals and setting up and previewing Sunday's Evolution match. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon and support  Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Oct 27, 2018
WKPWP - Evolution Preview & Reigns & Saudi Arabia talk w/ex-WWE Creative Team Member Jason Allen (10-26-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team member Jason Allen previewing Evolution, reaction to Saudi Arabia news, thoughts on Roman Reigns leukemia announcement and how that affects the Raw babyface roster, and more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon and support  Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Oct 26, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin: Raw's lay of the land without Reigns, DX segment, full Evolution preview, more (10-25-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin from the PWTorch VIP Podcast "The Fix with Todd Martin." They discuss the lay of the land on Raw considering the main event scene changing without Roman Reigns. Also thoughts on the Ronda Rousey-Bellas segment, the DX segment, and a full preview of Evolution. Then they answer Mailbag questions on a range of topics including New Japan's Top Ten Heavyweights rankings, more on Reigns and Dean, and other topics. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Oct 25, 2018
WKPWP - Keller & Powell Mailbag: How damaged is ROH if Cody & Bucks leave? Why aren't Trish & Lita getting big crowd pops? More (10-20-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a bonus episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They cover these topics: How damaged is ROH if Cody & Bucks leave? Why aren't Trish & Lita getting big crowd pops? Can fans make a difference by not watching Crown Jewel? Did Edge help turn fans against Becky? Renee-Dean dynamic? Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon and support  Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Oct 20, 2018
WKPWP - Interview with Donald Trump-Vince McMahon "TrumpMania" author Lavie Margolin talking history of their relationship, more (10-19-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring the author of "TrumpMania," Lavie Margolin, covering the entire Vince McMahon-Donald Trump relationship over the decades all the way through election night fallout with WWE talent and Linda McMahon being appointed to President Trump's cabinet. Topics include the history of their relationship dating back to the Trump Plaza hosted WrestleManias, the current Crown Jewel controversy that intertwines them again, their pro football ventures and how the USFL and XFL are the same and different, their personal commonalities and differences in terms of their family backgrounds and what motivates and drives them, the Jesse Ventura factor, and more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon and support  Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Oct 19, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk Crown Jewel controversy, Impact timeslot change, NWA 70th Anniversary Show, more (10-18-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast and ProWrestling.net. They start by addressing the very latest with the WWE Crown Jewel controversy regarding Saudi Arabia, the future of Impact after big drops in viewership lately and the change to a later timeslot on Pop, a preview of the NWA 70th Anniversary Show, Nick Aldis's future, and more.
Oct 18, 2018
WKPWP - Austin Aries talks about Johnny Impact controversy on Twitter, when does a promo get too personal, more (10-12-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring veteran wrestler and current Impact World Hvt. Chamion Austin Aries who talks about Johnny Impact controversy on Twitter, when does a promo get too personal, guarding his vegan catering section, what makes a match good, his time in WWE and NXT, and more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Oct 12, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Fairplay talk Aries-Morrison social media feud, Ronda Rousey, Lashley-Owens, Survivor, more (10-11-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jonny Fairplay from the Survivor NSFW podcast discussing Johnny Impact-Austin Aries Bound for Glory main event hype including the social media battle and TV promo, John Morrison on CBS Survivor so far, ideal Ronda Rousey booking, the Bobby Lashley-Kevin Owens match on Raw, whether WrestleMania's prestige is taking a hit because Saudi Arabia is luring big stars to return for their shows instead, and much more.
Oct 11, 2018
WKPWP - WWE Interview Friday w/Hurricane Helms: All In's impact on industry, wrestler-agent/producer dynamic behind the scenes (10-5-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring veteran wrestler "Hurricane" Shane Helms. They hit a wide range of topics including All In's impact on the industry, details on wrestler-agent/producer dynamic behind the scenes, fan and social media interaction, Impact, ROH, 3 Count, Tank Abbott, how today's wrestlers breaking in differ from those 25 years ago, his impression of the WWE Performance Center after his recent visit there, and more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Oct 05, 2018
WKPWP - WWE Super Show-down Preview with Keller & Sam Roberts on the Thursday Flagship (10-4-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Sam Roberts from the Not Sam Wrestling podcast. This week they stick to a single theme - an in-depth preview of Saturday's Super Show-down including evaluating the hype going in, match predictions, and where things go from there including Undertaker vs. Triple H, A.J. Styles vs. Samoa Joe, The Shield vs. Braun Strowman & Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte, and more.
Oct 04, 2018
WKPWP - WWE Interview Friday w/Al Snow: How young wrestlers today are different than past generations, buying OVW, more (9-28-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring veteran wrestler Al Snow who has worked just about everywhere including most recently behind the scenes and on TV for Impact Wrestling. He talks about the ups and downs of Impact in recent years and Bruce Prichard's influence on the company. He also discusses purchasing OVW and what his plans are for that promotion. Also, how are young wrestlers entering the business different today than when he started. And more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com. Get a free Harry's Razor Kit (a $13 value) by going to www.Harrys.com/pwtorch.
Sep 28, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin on The Shield break-up teaser, Jon Jones reinstatement, New Japan, Ricochet-Dunne (9-27-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Todd Martin who is the star of "The Fix with Todd Martin" weekly VIP podcast. They discuss Raw, Smackdown, NXT, Mae Young, and New Japan happenings, plus preview ROH's PPV this weekend, examines the controversial reinstatement of Jon Jones, and answers mailbag questions on Samoa Joe-A.J. Styles, "receipts" in wrestling rings, and more.
Sep 27, 2018
WKPWP - Mailbag w/Keller & Powell: Does WWE counter program NFL? Plus Evolution, Joe, Styles, Graves, Crown Jewel, more (9-21-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special "Friday Mailbag" edition with guest Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They cover these topics brought up by listeners via email: Does WWE adjust based on NFL or Emmys? Did Evolution get created to combat woman-free Saudi shows? What's next for Shelton? Can WWE gets fans focused on product instead of booking? Will A.J. Styles break C.M. Punk's record and will Samoa Joe fall back in the pack? Which past color commentators is Corey Graves inspired by? Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com.
Sep 21, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk about the frustrating Reigns push and speculate on All In's impact (9-20-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jason Powell from the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast and ProWrestling.net. They discuss the frustrating push of Roman Reigns and speculate on the long-term impact of All In. There's also some MLW conversation and other topics.
Sep 20, 2018
WKPWP - WWE Hell in a Cell preview w/Ex-Creative Team member Kevin Eck plus other WWE topics (9-14-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team member Kevin Eck previewing Hell in a Cell from top to bottom including extended discussions on Becky Lynch's character, Braun Strowman's heel turn, Asuka's portrayal, the pros and cons of a long title reign for Samoa Joe or A.J. Styles after HIAC, and more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com.
Sep 14, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Fairplay: HIAC hype, Joe storytime, All In, Renee, Reigns WrestleMania opponent, Becky Lynch (9-13-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest cohost Jonny Fairplay. They discuss WWE's overwhelming number of events they're promoting at once, the latest on Becky Lynch's character and whether she's an anti-hero, whether Samoa Joe's storytime worked, Roman Reigns' possible WrestleMania opponents, All In and what lessons it offers the larger wrestling industry, where NXT fits into the landscape, Renee Young on commentary, Hell in a Cell speculation, and more including Mailbag questions.
Sep 13, 2018
WKPWP - Mailbag Special w/Keller & Powell: Becky-Charlotte, Strowman, Survivor Series, All In, Trish, more (9-11-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special "Mailbag" with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They answer email questions on these topics:  Becky-Charlotte storyline, Strowman-Wyatt-Harper, Survivor Series brand vs. brand, what if All In disappointed, Trish Stratus return hype compared to Triple H-Undertaker match hype, Trish or the Bella Twins a bigger deal in WWE history, and more. NOTE: This show was originally scheduled to be posted on Aug. 31, but due to a technical issue wasn't recovered from a failed hard drive until this week.
Sep 12, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday: Justin Roberts talks to Keller about what made All In and Starrcast weekend a favorite weekend (9-7-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring Justin Roberts who talks to Keller about what made All In and Starrcast weekend his favorite weekend as a fan or ring announcer in the wrestling business. What was different from WWE in terms of the mood among wrestlers and the buzz among fans? What did he think at ringside as time was running out on the main event? What is next for everyone involved in All In? How did Starrcast compare to WWE Fan Axxess events he was part of? And much more... Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com.
Sep 07, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Roundtable - All In & Starrcast conversation w/Keller & Heydorn & Harrington (9-6-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special "Thursday Roundtable" edition of the WKPWP Flagship with guest analysts Zack Heydorn from PWTorch.com and Chris Harrington from WrestleNomics radio. They delve into the Business side and Artistic side of the All In and Starrcast weekend, evaluating the success of the show in both categories, including some considerable overlapping. What's next for Cody and The Young Bucks? Is the WGN rating a good sign or not? Did the production values send a certain message? What did the crowd say about pro wrestling today outside of WWE? And much more.
Sep 06, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Powell: All In, Owens, Braun, Cody & Bucks & Omega future, HIAC (8-30-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the "Thursday Flagship" with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They discuss the top stories of the week including big developments with Kevin Owens and Braun Strowman, what are the odds of Cody, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega ending up on WrestleMania next year, thoughts on what's at stake at All In on Saturday night, is Brie Bella hurting Daniel Bryan's popularity, Hell in a Cell developments including Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy, and much more.
Aug 30, 2018
WKPWP - Sam Roberts talks Summerslam Fallout and NXT Takeover with Wade on Interview Friday (8-24-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" with Sam Roberts from the NXT and WWE Kickoff Shows and the "Not Sam Wrestling Podcast" as they discuss Summerslam Fallout and talk NXT Takeover including what's next for The Shield and whether some good moves were made this past weekend, Charlotte-Becky Lynch, Adam Cole-Ricochet, Velveteen Dream-EC3, and much more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com.
Aug 24, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Mitchell: Fans reject Becky Lynch turn, Hogan laments younger wrestler not accepting apology (8-23-18)
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Aug 23, 2018
WKPWP - WWE Summerslam Preview w/ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy, stories on McMahon, Baszler, Cena, Miz, NXT Takeover (8-17-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Member Matt McCarthy who previews the top matches and storylines at Summerslam and then NXT Takeover. He shares stories about working behind the scenes in WWE and how it shapes how he looks at today's product including how storylines lately have been constructed and how promos are written. They go in-depth on Miz, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, and more. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com.
Aug 17, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Martin: Summerslam Preview, Raw and Smackdown analysis, G1 Climax finals overview (8-16-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the "Thursday Flagship" with guest cohost Todd Martin, a VIP Audio analyst. They begin with Todd’s take on the conclusion of the New Japan G1 Climax Tournament and the pros and cons of the choice to go with Hiroshi Tanahashi, but the strength of how they did it once they made that call. Also, is there any pushback by those who believe someone else should have won. Then a rundown of top angles and promos on Raw and Smackdown framed around a match-by-match preview of Summerslam.
Aug 16, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday: Tony Schiavone joins Keller and Mitchell for part 2 of 2 including Sting's rise, WCW management changes (8-10-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring Tony Schiavone who talks about Sting's rise, WCW management changes and growth, color commentators, Gorilla Monsoon, wrestling media coverage, anecdotes about color commentators he worked with, and much more. This is part two of two. Support PWTorch when you shop Amazon by starting at www.pwtorch.com/amazon. Become a PWTorch VIP member where all of our podcasts go ad-free plus you get tons of VIP-exclusive podcasts daily and thousands of hours of archives at www.pwtorchvipinfo.com.
Aug 10, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Powell: Lesnar-Heyman-Reigns speculation, All In matches, Summerslam, NXT Takeover, Mailbag (8-9-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the "Thursday Flagship" with guest cohost Jason Powell from the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast and ProWrestling.net. They discuss the All In line-up and distribution channels, does it matter to fans how involved ROH is, where might the Brock Lesnar-Roman Reigns-Paul Heyman saga be headed, early thoughts on the Summerslam and Takeover line-ups, Miz & Mrs thoughts, and the Mailbag including Asuka's push, Mae Young Classic, NXT's strengths, and more.
Aug 09, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday: Tony Schiavone joins Keller and Mitchell to talk his return to the public eye with MLW and podcasting (8-3-18)
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Aug 03, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Parks: Lesnar-Reigns scenarios at Summerslam, NXT Takeover taking shape (8-2-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the "Thursday Flagship" with guest cohost Greg Parks, host of the PWTorch Livecast "Wrestling Night in America" and PWTorch Newsletter columnist. They discuss these topics: Brock Lesnar-Roman Reigns scenarios at Summerslam, NXT Takeover taking shape, New Japan G1 analysis, "Nitro" book review, Cedric Alexander & Tye Dillinger apologies for old tasteless Tweets, and finally the Mailbag including Becky Lynch, First-Time Match Obsession, Randy Orton, Automatic Rematches, and more.
Aug 02, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday: DDP talks to Keller about his WWE Performance Center visit last week including Cain Velasquez, Michaels (7-27-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring "Diamond" Dallas Page. DDP talks to Keller about his WWE Performance Center visit last week including Cain Velasquez, Shawn Michaels, William Regal, and more. He also compares the Performance Center to the 1990s WCW Power Plant and how young wrestlers today are different and similar to young wrestlers in the 1990s.
Jul 27, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday: DDP talks to Keller about his WWE Performance Center visit last week including Cain Velasquez, Michaels (7-27-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring "Diamond" Dallas Page. DDP talks to Keller about his WWE Performance Center visit last week including Cain Velasquez, Shawn Michaels, William Regal, and more. He also compares the Performance Center to the 1990s WCW Power Plant and how young wrestlers today are different and similar to young wrestlers in the 1990s.
Jul 27, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Martin: In-depth review of new Nitro book, Evolution announcement, Hogan's bad apology, G1 (7-26-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the "Thursday Flagship" with guest cohost Todd Martin featuring an in-depth review of new Nitro book, strong opinions on the Evolution announcement on WWE Raw, reaction to the reaction to Hulk Hogan's bad apology, G1 thoughts, Matt Riddle's WWE prospects, and a full Impact Wrestling Slammiversary PPV review.
Jul 26, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Martin: In-depth review of new Nitro book, Evolution announcement, Hogan's bad apology, G1 (7-26-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the "Thursday Flagship" with guest cohost Todd Martin featuring an in-depth review of new Nitro book, strong opinions on the Evolution announcement on WWE Raw, reaction to the reaction to Hulk Hogan's bad apology, G1 thoughts, Matt Riddle's WWE prospects, and a full Impact Wrestling Slammiversary PPV review.
Jul 26, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Powell talk Hogan's return to WWE, MSG's ROH/New Japan show WM weekend, Universal Title situation (7-19
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the "Thursday Flagship" with guest cohost Jason Powell from the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast and ProWrestling.net. In this episode, they discuss these topics: Hulk Hogan's return to WWE and locker room visit, MSG hosting ROH/New Japan Show WrestleMania weekend, SummerSlam Universal Title situation, and more.
Jul 19, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Friday: Sam Roberts joins Keller to preview WWE Extreme Rules including match order plus Summerslam forecast (7-13-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring Sam Roberts as they preview Extreme Rules including the pros and cons of match order, plus Summerslam forecast and behind scenes at WWE Kickoff Shows.
Jul 13, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Fann analyzing Lesnar situation, Ross New Japan injury, NJPW Cow Palace special, Cody's potential retur
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the "Thursday Flagship" with guest cohost Rich Fann from "The Deep Dive" PWTorch Livecast and East Coast Cast VIP edition. In this episode, they discuss these topics: Brock Lesnar's Universal Title reign and UFC/WWE situation, Jim Ross's New Japan injury controversy, NJPW Cow Palace special on AXS, Cody's potential return to WWE, the scary Takahashi injury, and more.
Jul 12, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Thursday w/Cody discussing facing Kenny Omega this Saturday night, will there be an All In 2, will he return to WWE, more
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring Cody who discusses facing Kenny Omega this Saturday night live on New Japan's event in San Francisco at the Cow Palace airing live on AXS TV, will there be an All In 2, will he return to WWE, how has he adjusted to being a promoter, his thoughts on Vince McMahon and Triple H, the blunt thing he told the Young Bucks about their ring style, building a fan base outside of WWE, and much more.
Jul 06, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Martin analyze Team Hell No, Reigns-Lashley, Lethal's title win, Dalton Castle's reign, NJPW in SF prev
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the "Thursday Flagship" with guest cohost Todd Martin from "The Fix with Todd Martin & Wade Keller" (a weekly PWTorch VIP exclusive podcast). They discuss in-depth the Jay Lethal ROH Title win and why Todd is against the move. They compare Lethal being defined a certain way early in his career and how Bret Hart's journey to WWF main events in the 1990s is similar and different. Then Todd previews the New Japan event Saturday night in San Francisco at the Cow Palace which airs live on AXS, reviews the first post-Takeover episode of NXT TV, and then reacts to top segments on Raw and Smackdown this week including Roman Reigns-Bobby Lashley, Team Hell No, Jeff Hardy vs. Miz, Pancakes-Sanity, and Braun Strowman-Kevin Owens.
Jul 05, 2018
WKPWP - Mailbag Friday w/Keller & Powell discuss Hell in a Cell Foley-Taker anniversary, Lesnar's inactivity, Reigns's vest, Rey WWE dream m
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special "Mailbag Friday" with cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They discuss the 20th anniversary of the Hell in a Cell Undertaker vs. Mick Foley match, Brock Lesnar's inactivity, Roman Reigns's vest, Rey Mysterio's WWE dream match potential, pro wrestling's creepiest smile, women's division problems, Smackdown's move to Friday, and more.
Jun 29, 2018
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship w/Keller & Powell evaluating WWE's list of their Pop-Culture Icons, Extreme Rules developments, ROH PPV Preview (6
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the "Thursday Flagship" with guest cohost Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They evaluate WWE's list of their Pop-Culture Icons in their press releases on the new TV deals this week. Does Triple H belong? How about the Bellas? Who was left off? Plus Extreme Rules developments and a look at the line-up, plus a preview of ROH's PPV this Friday.
Jun 28, 2018
WKPWP - Flagship Friday w/Keller & Parks talking the path to Summerslam for WWE Universal and WWE Titles, plus Mailbag (6-22-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Flagship Friday" with PWTorch Newsletter columnist and PWTorch Livecast host Greg Parks. They dive into the topic of Greg's feature column in this week's PWTorch Newsletter looking at the path to Summerslam for the top two men's titles on Raw and Smackdown. They begin looking at the surprise Rusev vs. A.J. Styles title match at Extreme Rules and then what the options are after that for Summerslam. Then they look at the various candidates to enter and win the multi-man match at Extreme Rules and where Braun Strowman's MITB briefcase fits in. Then they answer some Mailbag questions from listeners including the prospects of the All In crew working with WWE, should Takeovers move away from the same weekend as WWE PPVs, should WWE talk more about NXT Title reigns when wrestlers move to Raw and Smackdown, Sanity's Smackdown debut, and more.
Jun 22, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Thursday w/Ex-WWE Creative Team Member Kevin Eck talk WWE Money in the Bank fallout, Carmella's push, Vader's legacy (6-21
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Thursday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team Member Kevin Eck. Eck worked behind the scenes in WWE from 2011 to 2014. In this show, he talks current events from this past week but sprinkles relevant anecdotes and insights from his time in WWE about Vince McMahon, the creative process, the women's division, and some specific wrestlers. Topics covered include the multi-man match at Extreme Rules and whether Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar is something fans will accept as a Summerslam main event if that happens, his frustration with Carmella's push, Vader's legacy, and more.
Jun 21, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Thursday w/Ex-WWE Creative Team Member Jason Allen gives backstage insights on Punk, Cena, Orton, Cody, Prichard, pt. 3 (6
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team Member Jason Allen on the ten year anniversary of his time with WWE in 2008. In this third and final installment, he expands on the John Cena "Poopy" moment with JBL's limo and describes the backstage reaction he faced after doing that. He also talked about Freddie Prinze Jr. on the creative team, the Legacy trio with Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes, and Randy Orton, his on-camera debut at Extreme Rules and what went really wrong, working on the creative side with Bruce Prichard and Michael Hayes, and more.
Jun 15, 2018
WKPWP - Flagship with Keller & Todd Martin - Punk's UFC fight analysis and future, NXT Takeover Preview, New Japan Dominion Analysis (6-14-1
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch VIP Analyst Todd Martin for the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast weekly Thursday Flagship. They focus on three prime topics: C.M. Punk's latest UFC fight, his future in MMA and pro wrestling, how Vince McMahon, fans, and other wrestlers might look at him differently now, and whether he was delusional to think he could be a legit MMA fighter. Then they discuss NXT Takeover with a preview of this Saturday night's show in Chicago along with a look at the latest hype on NXT TV. And finally, Todd gives an in-depth review of Kenny Omega vs. Okada and Naito vs. Chris Jericho from the New Japan Dominion event.
Jun 14, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Thursday w/Ex-WWE Creative Team Member Jason Allen on the ten year anniversary of his time with WWE in 2008, pt. 2 (6-8-18
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team Member Jason Allen on the ten year anniversary of his time with WWE in 2008 talks about when he realized life as a WWE writer might not have been a good long-term fit including a conversation on a plane with Mick Foley about his doubts, plus insights into some happenings in WWE in 2008 including John Cena's "Poopy" incident with JBL's limo, the Mike Adamle disaster, insight into Vince McMahon's quirky Million Dollar Giveaway on Raw and how people reacted internally, did writers check out online reviews of their shows, how it was difficult to watch veteran wrestlers be a shell of themselves backstage when the cameras were off, and much more.
Jun 08, 2018
WKPWP - Flagship with Keller & Fairplay - Who should be HBK's opponent if he makes a comeback, Morrison on Survivor, Mailbag, more (6-7-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Jonny Fairplay of "Survivor" fame and TNA to discuss hot topics in pro wrestling this week including a long discussion at the start about Shawn Michaels's tease of a one-time nostalgia comeback. Who should he face on the current WWE roster? The pros of cons of just about every option. Also, some talk about John Morrison/Johnny Nitro/Johnny Impact/Johnny Mundo/Johnny Island being a contestant on the next season of Survivor and how Fairplay believes he'll do given his personality and athletic skills. Then they talk about what WWE could do special for the first Smackdown on Fox in 15 month, Jonny's experience at Smackdown TV last week, and then the Mailbag including questions about New Day, Shayna Baszler-Dakota Kai, Big Cass camera angles, Ronda Rousey, and more. Also, some notes about the Jonny's conversation with production crew members about how Smackdown moving to Fridays changes things.
Jun 07, 2018
WKPWP - Interview Thursday w/Ex-WWE Creative Team Member Jason Allen on the ten year anniversary of his time with WWE in 2008, pt. 1 (6-1-18
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team Member Jason Allen on the ten year anniversary of his time with WWE in 2008 talking about life as a writer, how he got his job, what it was like on the first day, how he adapted to the lifestyle, why it came to an end, and various fascinating anecdotes about the creative process and big names he worked with.
Jun 01, 2018
WKPWP - Flagship with Keller & Powell talking Enzo, impact of Fox-WWE Smackdown deal on WWE, Impact, Indy Scene (5-31-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net with a focus on the impact of the Fox-WWE Smackdown deal on WWE, Impact, Indy Scene, plus Roman Reigns taking the week off, Roseanne controversy affected WWE's scripted promos and social media, and more.
May 31, 2018
WKPWP - Sam Roberts joins Wade to talk WWE-Fox deal and its many ramifications, plus Superstar Shake-up so far, MITB PPV preview (5-25-18)
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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring Sam Roberts & Keller discussing the many ramifications of the new WWE TV deal with Fox, assess the Superstar Shake-up so far and which wrestlers and which brand seem to have benefited the most, plus they predict the Money in the Bank match order.
May 25, 2018