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Ep. 183 – Wrestling vs. Sports Entertainment

Ep. 183 – Wrestling vs. Sports Entertainment

September 24, 2021

Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss the recent big weekly events from AEW featuring, most recently, the return of "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson. We also hear discussion of NXT 2.0 and why stars like Bron Breakker should prove valuable to WWE in the years ahead. Finally, discussion of the fallout from the recent "Plane Ride from Hell" episode of Dark Side of the Ring. Plus: Candace Cordelia's interview with Ken Dixon of Ring of Honor and MCW.

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PWIndie – Hell Freezes Over (w/David Ali, Nick McDaniel)

PWIndie – Hell Freezes Over (w/David Ali, Nick McDaniel)

September 15, 2021

On this episode of Pro Wrestling INDIEstrated, Kevin McElvaney is joined by wrestler David Ali, along with Tapped Out Wrestling Podcast co-host Nick McDaniel, to discuss David's two scheduled title defenses at this weekend's Hell Freezes Over multi-promotional supershow in Canton, GA.

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Ep. 182 – Kenny Omega is the Alpha (2021 PWI 500 Episode)

Ep. 182 – Kenny Omega is the Alpha (2021 PWI 500 Episode)

September 8, 2021

On the latest PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney for a quick recap of AEW's All Out event, followed by in-depth analysis of this year's top 10 in the 2021 PWI 500. Finally, Kevin shares the full, uncut audio from his recent interview with #1 ranked wrestler, AEW World champion Kenny Omega.

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Ep. 181 – Punk, Becky, Brock, and What’s Next for NXT

Ep. 181 – Punk, Becky, Brock, and What’s Next for NXT

August 23, 2021

Al Castle and Brian R. Solomon are back with a new episode of The PWI Podcast, focusing on the events of this weekend, including CM Punk's AEW debut, WWE SummerSlam, a very unusual NXT TakeOver, and the implications of all these things. Don't miss this one!

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Ep. 180 – Five-Star Wrestling Observations

Ep. 180 – Five-Star Wrestling Observations

August 18, 2021

Today on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss a cornucopia of topics, from the newly revamped PWI website to the John Cena-Roman Reigns feud, along with their thoughts on what AEW might do with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Plus, Al shares bonus audio from his recent "Hotseat" interview with Dave Meltzer.

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06 PWIndie – EFFY, World Titles, and IWTV 100

06 PWIndie – EFFY, World Titles, and IWTV 100

August 11, 2021

On this episode of Pro Wrestling INDIEstrated, highlights from Candace Cordelia's recent hour-long interview with EFFY. Plus, Kevin McElvaney talks about the two recognized world championships designated by PWI, as well as his experiences at the IWTV 100 event in Williamstown, NJ.

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Ep. 179 – Much Ado About Bray (And Other News)

Ep. 179 – Much Ado About Bray (And Other News)

August 5, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon start off by offering an insider’s preview of the new issue of the magazine. Then, they review the latest news and rumors in professional wrestling, including the release of Bray Wyatt, what CM Punk and Daniel Bryan might have to offer AEW, and where WWE might source its talent apart from its own developmental system. Plus, our newest Contributing Writer, Candace Cordelia, interviews NXT star Franky Monet (fka Taya Valkyrie).

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05 PWIndie – Ref Odie Brown, MV Young

05 PWIndie – Ref Odie Brown, MV Young

July 20, 2021

Today on #ProWrestlingINDIEstrated, Referee Odie Brown joins Kevin McElvaney to discuss the #ZebraTalkFund and more. Plus, PWI Columnist Andrea Hangst shares her recent, extended conversation with indie heartthrob, MV Young.

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Ep. 178 – Paging Dr. Britt Baker!

Ep. 178 – Paging Dr. Britt Baker!

July 15, 2021

On the latest episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss the end of WWE's ThunderDome era, preview Money in the Bank 2021, and reflect on the recent passing of "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. Plus: Al shares audio from his extended interview with AEW Women's World champion, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.

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04 PWIndie – Trish Adora Interview

04 PWIndie – Trish Adora Interview

July 7, 2021

On the latest edition of Pro Wrestling Indiestrated, Trish Adora joins Kevin McElvaney to discuss a wide range of topics including the Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora championship, who she wants to face in the Ring of Honor Women's title tournament, workout playlists, her recent deathmatch with Dark Sheik, her Iron Match outing against Tony Deppen, and much more.

Plus, our host shares exclusive audio reporting from Game Changer Wrestling's Backyard Wrestling 3 event, including brief conversations with "No Guff" Adam Gault and Jody Himself.

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Ep. 177 – Raising the Stakes in WWE

Ep. 177 – Raising the Stakes in WWE

June 28, 2021

Today on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss the recent increase in high-stakes matches in WWE, where these changes have come from, and how this might prove to be an issue going forward. They also share their thoughts on the recent VICE documentary on Chyna, which features an uncredited appearance from Brian. Plus: The extended version of Kevin McElvaney's recent "12 Questions" interview with Ring of Honor's Sledge.

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03 PWIndie – Willow Nightingale

03 PWIndie – Willow Nightingale

June 17, 2021

You've seen her recently on AEW Dark, Ring of Honor's Women's Division Wednesday, and at any number of prominent independent shows. Today, Willow Nightingale joins PWI's Kevin McElvaney to discuss a wide range of topics—from the connections between indie wrestling and punk rock to making her own gear, keeping a positive attitude, and sharing a profound, mutual respect with Allie Kat (Katch).

Don't miss Willow on this weekend's Black Wrestlers Matter event! Learn more at www.blackwrestlersmatter.com

And be sure to follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok: @w_nightingale_

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Ep. 176 – Kenny Omega Gets In The Hotseat

Ep. 176 – Kenny Omega Gets In The Hotseat

June 8, 2021

On the latest episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle shares audio from his interview with AEW/Impact World champ Kenny Omega (available in the new issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, in stores now). Before that, Al and co-host Brian Solomon share their thoughts on the latest round of WWE releases, the competing Ultimate Warrior docs on Vice and A&E, and more.

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02 PWIndiestrated - Jody Himself

02 PWIndiestrated - Jody Himself

June 4, 2021

On the second episode of Pro Wrestling Indiestrated, Kevin McElvaney is joined by Jody Himself (fka Jody The Wrestler, Young Boy) to discuss his name change, the movie Hot Rod, PPW's No Hook, sad music, and many, many other topics.

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Ep. 175 – Zombies, Light Tubes, and Antonino Rocca

Ep. 175 – Zombies, Light Tubes, and Antonino Rocca

May 26, 2021

On the latest episode of The PWI Podcast, hosts Al Castle and Brian Solomon preview AEW's Double or Nothing, while reflecting on the recent wave of TV wrestling documentaries on AEW and Vice and giving their honest thoughts on topics like zombie lumberjacks, deathmatches, and more. Plus: Kevin McElvaney shares his recent conversation with broadcast journalist Mark Pickering about Pro Wrestling NOAH's upcoming Mitsuharu Misawa tribute show and the June 6 CyberFight Festival.

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Pro Wrestling Indiestrated Ep. 1 – Dan Champion

Pro Wrestling Indiestrated Ep. 1 – Dan Champion

May 18, 2021

Joining The PWI Podcast, meet the newest member of the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Presents ... family, Pro Wrestling Indiestrated. On the premiere episode, PWI Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney is joined by "Big Dan" Champion to discuss this coming weekend's "Reel Rumble" event.

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Ep. 174 – Jeff Jarrett, Backlash Chat, and The 2021 PWI Poll

Ep. 174 – Jeff Jarrett, Backlash Chat, and The 2021 PWI Poll

May 13, 2021

Al Castle and Brian Solomon are reunited for this week's episode of The PWI Podcast, where they discuss a variety of topics including WWE's planned WrestleMania Backlash. Then, they answer some sample questions from our annual Readers Poll. Finally, Brian shares audio from his recent conversation with Jeff Jarrett.

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Ep. 173 – Jordynne Grace Is Punching Up

Ep. 173 – Jordynne Grace Is Punching Up

May 7, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Brian Solomon and Kevin McElvaney (filling in for Al Castle) are joined by Jordynne Grace to discuss her decision to sign a new, multi-year contract with Impact Wrestling, her new recurring column in Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine, working with Jazz, and much more.

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Ep. 172 – Righteous Reg, Dak Draper, and Trashbag Gate

Ep. 172 – Righteous Reg, Dak Draper, and Trashbag Gate

April 27, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by fellow Pro Wrestling Illustrated writer Righteous Reg to discuss a range of topics including the historical importance of WrestleMania, Reg's experiences at the indie events leading up to the big event, and some recent hot topics/scandals in the world of pro wrestling. Plus, Al Castle shares his exclusive interview with one of Ring of Honor's brightest stars, Dak Draper. Don't miss this supersized episode of The PWI Podcast!

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Ep. 171 –WrestleMania in Review

Ep. 171 –WrestleMania in Review

April 12, 2021

Today on the PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are back, burning the midnight oil to deliver a match-by-match, segment-by-segment review of the two-night WrestleMania 37. From celebrity appearances to major title changes (and others that didn't change), it's all there, in this entertaining, thought-provoking, supersized podcast episode.

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Ep. 170 – WrestleMania Mania (The Go-Home Show)

Ep. 170 – WrestleMania Mania (The Go-Home Show)

April 8, 2021

On this episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon get in the weeds with all things WrestleMania, from their thoughts on this week's Hall of Fame ceremony to a match-by-match preview of the big event itself. It's a thoughtful, entertaining, and honest look at what we can expect from the upcoming two-night extravaganza.

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Ep. 169 – The Wednesday Night Truce (with Brandon Thurston)

Ep. 169 – The Wednesday Night Truce (with Brandon Thurston)

April 1, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston to discuss some of the biggest stories happening right now in the wrestling industry, including WWE content being edited on Peacock, NXT’s move to Tuesday nights, and Impact Wrestling’s return to Thursdays. This is a thoughtful, in-depth conversation with one of the leading public experts on the economics of pro wrestling.

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Ep. 168 – WrestleMania: The Edge of Reason

Ep. 168 – WrestleMania: The Edge of Reason

March 24, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon review the apparent changes in creative plans for WrestleMania following last Sunday's Fastlane PPV, involving Edge, Roman Reigns, and Daniel Bryan. They also share their thoughts on how the big, two-night event is shaping up thus far, while reviewing last weekend's NWA pay-per-view, Back for the Attack. Finally, Al shares audio of his recent Hotseat interview with "WWE Official" Adam Pearce.

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Ep. 167 — Exploding Barbed Wire Death Podcast

Ep. 167 — Exploding Barbed Wire Death Podcast

March 10, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss the good, the bad, and the explosive of AEW's Revolution PPV. Al and Brian offer their thoughts on the show from top to bottom, from the opening World tag team title match to the anticlimactic ending to the main-event Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch. Plus, they look into the history of over-the-top, ultraviolent matches and debate whether they have a place in today's wrestling landscape.

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Ep. 166 – ROH’s Rhett Titus Interviewed

Ep. 166 – ROH’s Rhett Titus Interviewed

February 25, 2021

One of the cornerstones of "The Foundation," Rhett Titus is also among the longest-tenured wrestlers in the Ring of Honor lockerroom. Today, he joins PWI Senior Writer Al Castle to discuss his career, ROH's post-COVID return, and more. Plus, Al Castle and Brian Solomon give their thoughts on Elimination Chamber, WWE's WrestleMania options, Bad Bunny, and more.

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Ep. 165 – Inside NJPW & Royal Rumble 2021

Ep. 165 – Inside NJPW & Royal Rumble 2021

February 5, 2021

This week, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by fellow PWI staffer Walter Yeates, who discusses the current business and creative directions of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, based on his recent interview with NJPW President Takami Ohbari. plus, Al and Brian dive deep into this year's Royal Rumble event, while offering their thoughts on what WrestleMania might look like.

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Ep. 164 – WARHORSE & The 2020 PWI Awards

Ep. 164 – WARHORSE & The 2020 PWI Awards

January 28, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Al Castle, Brian Solomon, and Kevin McElvaney are joined by your inaugural Independent Wrestler of the Year, WARHORSE, to discuss the award, being an indie talent during the pandemic, and "memeing his way to a title shot" on AEW Dynamite. Plus, Al, Brian, and Kevin dive deep into the winners and runners-up in every category of our 2020 Achievement Awards.

 

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Ep. 163 – Talking Wrestlenomics with Brandon Thurston

Ep. 163 – Talking Wrestlenomics with Brandon Thurston

January 8, 2021

This week, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by Brandon Thurston, veteran indie wrestler and the man behind Wrestlenomics. With an eye on the business end of things, they discuss various topics, including:

  • AEW's prospects in 2021
  • WWE's recent "Legends Night"
  • NJPW's changing main event scene
  • Whether WWE house shows are a thing of the past

... And much more. Don't miss it!

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Ep. 162 – Goodbye to 2020

Ep. 162 – Goodbye to 2020

December 23, 2020

This week, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by PWI Senior Writer Harry Burkett and Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney for a discussion of all things wrestling in 2020. Topics covered include:

  • The rise of cinematic matches
  • How major companies handled the pandemic
  • AEW's first full year in business
  • Representation in pro wrestling

... And much, much more. Don't miss this deep analysis of what might have been pro wrestling's most unusual year to date.

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Ep. 161 – FTR Discuss the Tag Team 50

Ep. 161 – FTR Discuss the Tag Team 50

December 7, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle is joined by fellow Senior Writer Harry Burkett and Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney to break down the top 10 ranking of PWI's first-ever Tag Team 50.

Then, Harry shares the "director's cut" of his exclusive Hotseat interview with FTR's Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler. Topics include:

  • FTR ranking #1 in the Tag Team 50
  • Why they chose to leave WWE for AEW
  • Their honest feelings about the state of tag team wrestling

...And so much more. 

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Ep. 160 – ROH Star Shane Taylor

Ep. 160 – ROH Star Shane Taylor

December 1, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon do a deep dive on the career of The Undertaker, from his salad days as "Mean" Mark Callous to the glory days of "The Streak" (and beyond).

Plus, Al shares his conversation with former Ring of Honor TV champ, Shane Taylor. Topics include:

  • ROH's approach to wrestling during COVID
  • Black representation in pro wrestling
  • Ring of Honor's Pure title tournament
  • Taylor's feelings on The Hurt Business

...And much more. Don't miss it!

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Ep. 159 – Brian Myers on Signing with Impact, WWE, and More

Ep. 159 – Brian Myers on Signing with Impact, WWE, and More

November 3, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Brian Myers (the former Curt Hawkins) discusses his WWE release, decision to sign with Impact Wrestling, and a variety of other topics, including:

  • What it was like working with Edge
  • His feelings on wrestling without a live crowd
  • His work as a trainer and feelings on Maxwell Jacob Friedman

...And more. Plus, PWI's Al Castle and Brian Solomon give their thoughts on WWE's Hell in a Cell event along with other newsworthy items.

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BONUS – Nicole Savoy Discusses PWI Women’s 100

BONUS – Nicole Savoy Discusses PWI Women’s 100

October 26, 2020

On this special bonus episode of The PWI Podcast, we share a special interview from the Bell to Belles PWI Women's 100 series. Mr. Warren Hayes talks to Nicole Savoy about her ranking in this year's "100" list, along with a range of other topics.

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Ep. 158 – Bayley Discusses the Women’s 100

Ep. 158 – Bayley Discusses the Women’s 100

October 16, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Senior Writer Al Castle, Bell to Belles cofounder Kristen Ashly, and PWI Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney the 2020 Women's 100 list. Then, Al is joined by this year's #1-ranked wrestler, Bayley, to discuss her heel turn, rivalry with Sasha Banks, and much more.

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Ep. 157 – Dean Malenko on the PWI 500, AEW, and More

Ep. 157 – Dean Malenko on the PWI 500, AEW, and More

October 7, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, "The Ice Man" Dean Malenko joins Al Castle to discuss his notorious placement atop the 1997 PWI "500," as well as his current work behind the scenes for All Elite Wrestling. Plus, Al and Brian Solomon reflect on Roman Reigns' recent run as a heel and give their thoughts on what could lie ahead for him.

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Ep. 156 – Keith Elliot Greenberg on WWF Magazine, Indie Wrestling, and More

Ep. 156 – Keith Elliot Greenberg on WWF Magazine, Indie Wrestling, and More

September 25, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by wrestling journalist and historian Keith Elliot Greenberg, who discusses his time with WWF Magazine, as well his new book documenting the meteoric rise of independent wrestling.

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Ep. 155 – ECWA Super 8, All Out Recap, and More

Ep. 155 – ECWA Super 8, All Out Recap, and More

September 15, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon break down the recent All Out event, while discussing the implications of recent news concerning WWE talent and third-party apps. Plus, Al is joined by ECWA's Joe Zanolle to talk about the latest incarnation of the annual Super 8 tournament.

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Ep. 154 – Jon Moxley Interview, PWI 500 Recap

Ep. 154 – Jon Moxley Interview, PWI 500 Recap

September 3, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by PWI Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney to break down the top 10 of this year's PWI "500." Plus, you'll hear Al Castle's exclusive Hotseat interview with Jon Moxley.

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Ep. 153 – Intergender Wrestling Roundtable + SummerSlam Preview

Ep. 153 – Intergender Wrestling Roundtable + SummerSlam Preview

August 20, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon offer a preview of this year's SummerSlam. Plus, you'll hear PWI's recent Virtual Roundtable featuring Impact Wrestling's Gail Kim, Ethan Page, and Tasha Steelz, as well as indie wrestling stars Trish Adora, Heather Monroe, and Jamie Senegal.

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BONUS: The State of Women’s Wrestling with Kristen Ashly, Harmony Cox

BONUS: The State of Women’s Wrestling with Kristen Ashly, Harmony Cox

August 12, 2020

On this special bonus episode of The PWI Podcast, you'll hear our recent Virtual Roundtable on the subject of women's wrestling, featuring Bell to Belles cofounder Kristen Ashly and writer Harmony Cox, along with PWI's Al Castle, Brian Solomon, and Kevin McElvaney. Topics discussed include PWI's handling of gender in this year's "500," the possibility of secondary women's titles in WWE and AEW, and much more.

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Ep. 152 – Willie Mack on His Dream of Becoming X Division Champ

Ep. 152 – Willie Mack on His Dream of Becoming X Division Champ

August 7, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Willie Mack discusses his difficult road to success in the wrestling business, the Impact Wrestling X division, and which video games he's been playing. Plus, PWI Writers Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss the recent ratings and creative issues in WWE, with Brian outlining his radical proposal for how the company might right the ship.

 

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Ep. 151 – Charlotte Flair Discusses NXT, Empty Arena Matches, and Her Home Life

Ep. 151 – Charlotte Flair Discusses NXT, Empty Arena Matches, and Her Home Life

July 22, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle shares highlights from his Hotseat interview with Charlotte Flair , which is available in the October issue of PWI. Plus, Al and Brian Solomon discuss Slammiversary and Extreme Rules, in a wildly entertaining conversation with some unexpected detours. Don't miss this one, folks!

 

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Ep. 150 – Goldy Locks on #SpeakingOut, Social Media, TNA, and More

Ep. 150 – Goldy Locks on #SpeakingOut, Social Media, TNA, and More

July 13, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, former TNA interviewer, manager, and theme song vocalist Goldy Locks discusses her experiences with harassment in and out of the wrestling business and offers her controversial opinion about how incidents of abuse should be handled. On the in-ring side of things, PWI Writers Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss hot topics of the week, including Keith Lee's exciting double championship victory on NXT and what their ideal, socially distant SummerSlam might look like.

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Ep. 149 – Raj Giri Discusses #SpeakingOut, COVID Protocols, and More

Ep. 149 – Raj Giri Discusses #SpeakingOut, COVID Protocols, and More

June 29, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Wrestling Inc's Raj Giri joins PWI writers Al Castle and Brian Solomon to discuss what's happening in the wrestling world right now, including the #SpeakingOut movement, the recent release of Tessa Blanchard by Impact Wrestling, and how WWE and AEW are handling the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Ep. 148 – Steve Farhood on PWI, COVID-19, and Combat Sports

Ep. 148 – Steve Farhood on PWI, COVID-19, and Combat Sports

June 17, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Hall of Fame boxing historian Steve Farhood discusses his work with Pro Wrestling Illustrated and The Ring magazine, the similarities between boxing and wrestling, and the impact of COVID-19 on combat sports. Plus, Al Castle and Brian Solomon reflect on WWE's recent "Greatest Match Of All Time," among other topics.

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Ep. 147 – Nyla Rose Gets in the Hotseat

Ep. 147 – Nyla Rose Gets in the Hotseat

June 4, 2020

Today on The PWI Podcast, former All Elite Wrestling Women's champ Nyla Rose joins Al Castle to discuss her career ambitions, thoughts on gender roles in wrestling, and experiences with AEW thus far. Plus, Al and Brian Solomon discuss buzz-worthy topics including AEW's Stadium Stampede Match and WWE's upcoming "Greatest Match Of All Time."

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Ep. 146 – Stu Saks on His Career, Retirement, & Future Plans

Ep. 146 – Stu Saks on His Career, Retirement, & Future Plans

May 26, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by PWI Publisher Stu Saks and Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney to discuss Stu's storied career with the magazine and his plans for retirement. Stu reflects on his life as a wrestling fan and pioneering journalist, as some key figures from his past send their best wishes. Plus, Kevin talks about his own journey with Pro Wrestling Illustrated and shares his plans for the future of the magazine.

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Ep. 145 – Pat Laprade on Andre the Giant

Ep. 145 – Pat Laprade on Andre the Giant

May 12, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, we're joined by author and wrestling historian Pat Laprade to discuss his latest biography of Andre the Giant. Plus: Al Castle and Brian Solomon give their analysis of Sunday's Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

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Ep. 144 – Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff

Ep. 144 – Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff

April 30, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff opens up about the company's strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic, including why they have chosen not to run empty arena shows. Plus hosts Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss rumors of a WWE sale, give special insight on Money in the Bank at WWE HQ, and much more.

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Ep. 143 – Cris Cyborg Interview, WWE Firings, & The Fink

Ep. 143 – Cris Cyborg Interview, WWE Firings, & The Fink

April 21, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Bellator Women's Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg joins Al Castle to discuss her feelings on pro wrestling, Ronda Rousey's recent controversial comments, and whether it's a good idea for combat sports (such as MMA and wrestling) to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, Al Castle and Brian Solomon remember Howard Finkel and give their analysis of WWE's recent layoffs.

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