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.
Santana & Ortiz - From The Inner City To The Inner Circle
The Inner Circle’s Santana & Ortiz chose AEW over WWE, and explain why it was such a tough decision, and what ultimately made them pass on Vince McMahon’s company! They talk about their recent street brawl against Best Friends + Orange Cassidy, filming it one shot, and taking nasty bumps off side-mirrors, car hoods and engine blocks! They also share the story of their journey to AEW from the initial call from Cody to joining the Inner Circle to main-eventing the debut Dynamite show. Plus, they hit on LAX, Konnan, Impact, shoot jobs working security, the real New York, wrestling in Europe and Germany, and learning from Jerry Lynn.
Andrew Yang Slams The WWE
Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, pulls no punches when it comes to the WWE and how they treat their talent! He explains why, as a life-long wrestling fan, it’s so important for him to fight this battle, what he plans to do, and how he hopes it will change things! He also talks about his first introduction to wrestling, his favorite performers and matches, and what he loves about AEW. Plus, Andrew shares his thoughts on social media and why he feels it needs to be regulated, explains his universal income idea and how a pilot program is already positively impacting participants’ lives, and speaks to supporting Joe Biden and serving as an advisor to Joe and the campaign.
30 Wrestling Shows In 30 Wild Days
Canadian Wrestling’s Elite has been doing 30+ live shows in the span of 30 days across Canada for quite a few years now! "Hotshot" Danny Duggan who founded the company talks about his unique business model, how he’s been able to build a Canadian National wrestling tour, and how he manages to land great talent year after year like Jake The Snake Roberts, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, and Juventud Guerrera. Danny and AJ talk about the Canadian wrestling scene, working with Kenny Omega and Daniel Bryan in their early days, their experiences on the Tony Condello Death Tour, getting pulled over by the cops, and how they’ve never had to cancel a single date no matter what kind of trouble they hit on the road (until COVID19)! Luckily, CWE saved 8 dates on this year’s tour, and tickets are available now at cwetickets.com.
Happy Trails - A Tribute To Edward Van Halen
Last week, the world lost one of the best, most innovative guitar players in history… the guy who created a movement, became part of the pop culture lexicon, and inspired (and continues to) generations of guitar players. The great Eddie Van Halen passed away October 6th at the age of 65 from cancer. So join Chris, and four of his guitar-playing friends who were all greatly inspired and influenced by Eddie – Trixter’s Steve Brown, who had a personal relationship with EVH; Steel Panther’s Satchel, an EVH disciple; Fozzy’s Billy Grey who picked up the guitar after hearing Eddie play; and Fozzy’s Rich Ward, who took from Eddie’s rhythm playing style. Together, they pay tribute – honoring Edward Van Halen’s playing prowess, his solos, his songwriting, his technical contributions to the guitar, and as you’ll hear, his incredibly friendly, warm human spirit – the inviting smile and humility that endured even when he wasn’t at his best. You’ll also hear EVH stories and memories from Charlie Benante, Mike Portnoy, Stryper’s Michael Sweet, AEW’s Frankie Kazarian, and Dave LaGreca from Busted Open Radio. And thanks to Steve Brown and Billy Grey for sharing some original EVH-inspired licks and music especially for this episode. RIP Eddie Van Halen. Rock & Roll is forever in your debt.
30 Years of After The Rain with Gunnar & Matthew Nelson
So why did Chris Jericho have long, blonde hair when he first started wrestling? Because of Gunnar and Matthew Nelson! And why did the Nelson twins have long, blonde hair? Because Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora told them they should! Nelson and Chris Jericho have more in common than just blonde hair though – they’re both also celebrating 30-year anniversaries this month – Jericho’s 30th in wrestling, and Nelson’s 30th anniversary of the release of their major label debut, “After The Rain.” Nelson tells the tale of making that album while flat broke, how they were able to become one of the biggest bands in the world with virtually no support and no money, and why after having such a tremendously successful first album, they almost didn’t get to release a second! They remember headlining tours because no bands wanted to take them on the road, what one guest VJ spot on MTV did for their career, being sidelined at Geffen Records in favor of grunge, what happened the night they met Cindy Crawford, and how COVID forced them to postpone their 30th Anniversary celebration plans.
Jericho & Luther Pt2 - 30 Years In The Making
Chris Jericho’s 30 Years In The Making continues tonight (Wednesday 10/7/20) on AEW Dynamite as he faces off against longtime friend, Luther! It’s Jericho and Hagar versus Luther and Serpentico aka Chaos Project! So in honor of the historic match, Dr. Luther returns to TIJ to share some crazy stories about his time in South America, including having things thrown at him in the ring, being nearly shot by militia members, and having to explain barbed wire vs razor wire to avoid dying during a match! Luther also details his tryouts for ECW, WCW, and WWE, and the circumstances that prevented long-term contract offers from each company. Plus, Luther and Jericho explain how that 30-year wrestling road through Mexico, Japan, South America, and the indies all culminated in this huge moment on AEW Dynamite. And then there’s the story about Luther, Jericho, and Christopher Lloyd in Japan.
RIP Eddie Van Halen! Thank you for the music!