He’s a multiple world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy, and a New York Times best-selling author. Listen in as Chris Jericho interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, entertainment, comedy, and the paranormal. Don’t miss his unique, engaging, weekly take on all things pop culture.
The Anatomy Of A Pro Wrestling Referee
So what exactly does it take to be a great pro wrestling referee? Former WWE ref Marty Elias has a few thoughts about that. Marty breaks down the skills and knowledge needed to be a top ref in the biz, how he learned and who he learned from, the importance of in-ring chemistry, and what he instills in the students he trains at Rocky Mountain ProWrestling in Colorado. Marty talks about the worst bumps he’s taken in the ring both accidentally and by design, some of his favorite matches (Jericho vs Steamboat in Japan, Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 25), how being a jack-of-all-trades at WWE helped his career, and what it was like being the Great Khali’s talent handler for a year. Marty also details his big return to the ring as referee for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide in Mexico.
Max Creeps - The Most Influential Punk Band of All Time
The long-awaited, highly-anticipated, and critically-acclaimed Max Creeps album “Nein” has finally arrived! And we’re celebrating its release with an exclusive interview with the most influential punk rock band in history! Max Blastic and PC B******t of Max Creeps share their unbelievable story from their first meeting at David Bowie’s 1973 concert at the Hammersmith Odeon to their time on a working cattle boat to their unfortunate falling out and ultimate break-up. They discuss the circumstances that led to their reunion, their songwriting process, how they feel about bands like The Clash, the Sex Pistols, and the Germs stealing their song ideas back in the day, why they don’t consider “Nein” their debut album, and how it feels to have influenced everyone from Slash to Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong to Henry Rollins and Fozzy.
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Busted Open's Favorite Matches of All Time
It’s favorite match time with Busted Open’s Dave LaGreca and Gabby LaSpisa! They run down their respective lists and explain why they chose the matches they did. That means plenty of stories about Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, The Undertaker, Bret and Owen Hart, Thunder Rosa, Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Hulk Hogan, the Stadium Stampede, Kevin Owens and the Festival of Friendship, Wrestlemania 3, Wrestlemania 25, and Eddie Guerrero and Art Barr in Mexico. And Jericho weighs in with details on what really happened behind the scenes before his big match with CM Punk at Wrestlemania 28.
Fozzy's Boombox EXPLODES
The new Fozzy album, “Boombox” is here, and the band’s celebrating its release with a killer behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album! Guitarists Rich Ward and Billy Grey, bassist P.J. Farley, and drummer Grant Brooks talk favorite songs and performances, album artwork, and touring. Grant and PJ also recount how they came to join the band during the middle of a pandemic! And Rich Ward and Chris detail the creative process with producer Johnny Andrews, why Chris recorded his vocals at his house in Tampa, and why the pandemic lockdown was the best thing to happen to “Boombox!”
Spittin Knowledge with Swerve Strickland
Swerve Strickland’s signed with AEW about a month ago, and explains how and why that happens. He talks about his time at WWE, the formation of Hit Row with Ashanti “Thee” Adonis, Top Dolla & B-Fab, what led to the faction’s demise, and Swerve’s ultimate release from WWE. He speaks to the fall out from social media rap during Hit Row’s feud with Jinder Mahal, the rap cypher he did on live TV, his relationship with Triple H, what he learned from Shawn Michaels, and the feedback he received from Willian Regal. He has stories from his run with Lucha Underground including the inspiration behind the Lt. Jermaine Strickland character, the evolution of his masked Killshot gimmick, and what he thinks led to Lucha Underground’s cancellation. Plus, Swerve just attended the GRAMMY Awards, befriended one of Kanye West’s producers and songwriters, and shares how he plans to elevate his own rap game!
The Greatest NHL Fights & Fighters Of All Time
Sandy Vigilante is a life-long, diehard NHL fan! Actually, he’s a life-long diehard fan of hockey FIGHTS! So much so that he’s actually kept written notebooks detailing every single NHL fight that has occurred since the late 60s to present day along with thousands of hours of hockey fight footage captured on VHS tape. He has amassed quite a collection of fights and fighters, and the knowledge to back it up. He can rattle off the great enforcers, the knockouts, how many fights various players had over the course of their career (including the great Teddy Irvine). He even worked for teams like the Los Angeles Kings, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the New York Rangers – taping game footage so they could scout opponents and players. He’s seen some incredible games and crazy fights in-person, and has almost got into a couple of fights himself with hockey refs who had the nerve to stop the fights on the ice! Sandy’s got favorite fights, favorite fighters, best fighting teams, best bench-clearing brawls, and stats for days! He’s telling stories about Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Dave Schultz, Bert Wilson from the Rangers, and Colorado’s Berry Beck. And he’s even got a very good reason why he basically stopped watching the NHL in 2012.
Let’s talk about this podcast
But first, let me tell you about the DDP yoga steak mattress.
I love this podcast ! It’s my favorite wrestling interview podcast. Buuut, Jericho has ruined the sentence “let’s talk about this” every single time I hear that sentence in my life, I hear Jericho’s voice say “but first …” lol
But seriously, Jericho is the GOAT in the ring, on the mic and now in the podcast game.
Oh and don’t forget to sing up for Singers diamond crusted sowing machine program.
Carry on Champ
Long time listener, first time reviewer. Love the podcast. Good interviews. Great blend of different content. Dark Side of the Ring is on my rewatchable list. Doesn’t get much better.
Chris has lots of interesting stories and guests.