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
WKPWP - WWE Wildcard Thursday: New Mailbag on WWE roster depth post-Pandemic, 10 Yrs Ago Flagship, NXT 8 Years Back VIP free sample
First up is a Mailbag segment with questions about WWE shallow roster depth on Raw and Smackdown and if that's a big part of the staleness of the programs, and would it make sense for wrestlers to skip NXT and go right from the Performance Center to Raw and Smackdown in certain instances since NXT isn't a developmental show anymore the way it once was.
Then in a 10 Years Ago Flagship Flashback from Apr. 21, 2011, Wade Keller and James Caldwell discuss TNA's plans to run outdoor house shows this summer and the departure of Jay Lethal. Also, live callers chime in with questions about why so many fans dislike John Cena, the new-look of Dolph Ziggler, TNA's potential changes and what Eric Bischoff said about the reports, who might return to WWE someday among three big former names, when did titles get devalued, and more. In the VIP Aftershow, they discuss ratings for Tough Enough and The Ultimate Fighter plus Vince McMahon and WWE struggling over the years to branch out beyond the core product.
Then in our VIP free sample segment, it's the latest episode of NXT Eight Years Back. Kelly Wells and Tom Stoup cover NXT from Apr. 17, 2013 featuring Seth Rollins vs. Corey Graves in a lumberjack match, Bayley vs. Emma, favorite and least favorite “popcorn movies,” and more.
WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk Omega-Swann on Impact PPV, Adnan Virk, Cesaro, Kross, Seth & Roman, Cesaro, AEW viewership
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast. They discuss Kenny Omega vs. Rich Swann on Impact 's PPV this weekend and preview the key matches, evaluate Adnan Virk as the new Raw commentator, MLW's Vice announcement, NXT not taking advantage of potential new viewers on Tuesdays, Cesaro's push, Karrion Kross, Cesaro, and more, plus Mailbag questions on Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, the new Charlotte, AEW viewership, and more.
WKPWP Interview Classic: (4-14-16) Ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy talks attending Raw in L.A., WM 32 fallout, Nakamura, KO, more
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents an Interview Classic from five years ago (4-14-2016). On this episode, PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews former WWE writer and professional standup comedian and podcaster Matt McCarthy, who returns to the show to talk about NXT Takeover Dallas, WrestleMania 32, Payback, his in-person perspective on being at Raw in L.A. at Staples Center, and everything going on in the world of WWE from the perspective of a pro standup comedian and former WWE employee. Live callers are sprinkled in throughout.
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Fann react in real time to WWE cutbacks and AEW Dynamite rating, Karrion Kross, The Bucks, more
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Rich Fann from the PWTorch VIP podcast Everything with Rich Fann & Wade Keller, plus The Deep Dive, and the PWTorch East Coast Cast. They react in real time to news of WWE roster cutbacks, AEW Dynamite's big ratings increase this week, plus they discuss WrestleMania 37, Karrion Kross's promo, The Young Bucks heel turn, and more from NXT, AEW, Raw, and more.
WKPWP - New Mailbag + 10 Years Ago Flagship: Keller & Powell discuss Edge's retirement 10 year ago, plus New Mailbag on Bucks, Ripley, WM
In this "Wildcard Tuesday" episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast, Wade begins with a Mailbag segment reacting to the Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley matches and whether Ripley and Bianca Belair are being well-received by veteran women wrestlers in WWE and if the lack of chemistry with Asuka should be read into. Then emails on whether The Young Bucks actually turned heel for good last week, the brilliance of Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins, and whether WWE is watering down the WrestleMania name by attaching it to Backlash this year.
Then a Tuesday Flagship podcast from ten years ago (4-13-11) with PWTorch editor Wade Keller and Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. In their weekly live discussion with callers, emails, and Twitter contributions, they discuss with live callers Edge's retirement in depth, his final two-year run in WWE, items from Monday's Raw including the WWE Title picture and R-Truth's inclusion, Keller's clarifications on John Cena's physical look and the Taker-Hunter chair shot from WrestleMania, Tough Enough Week 2, and more. In the previously VIP-exclusive Aftershow, they discuss the Trish-Morrison controversy last week, TNA's inevitable re-branding changes, and more topics.
WKPWP Interview Classic: (4-7-16) Matt Morgan reviews WM 34 and Styles's hair, Chris Youngblood talks Texas, Portland, WCW, more
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents an Interview Classic from five years ago (4-7-2016). On this episode, PWTorch editor Wade Keller’s interview with former WWE and TNA pro wrestler Matt Morgan who returns to talk about WrestleMania 32 and the Roman Reigns push, A.J. Styles’s hair and music, who he’d push as a lead babyface, challenges of being a big man in the industry that is leaning more toward smaller wrestlers, and more including live callers and email questions.
Then in a bonus segment, the full Jim Valley interview with special guest second-generation wrestler Chris Youngblood talking Texas Wrestling, WCW, Portland, Charlotte, wrestling family, and more with live calls and nostalgia!