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.
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!
Second Match Watchalong: Sudden Impact vs Ed Langley & Steve Gillespie - Oct. 10, 1990
It’s the debut of Sudden Impact! Chris Jericho and Lance Storm had a great first pro match working against each other, but when it came to their second match, and first as a tag team, it was a completely different story! CJ gave this match 1 star in his own record keeping, and Lance hates this match so much, he didn’t want anyone to see it! Watch the match on Chris Jericho’s YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/Hu4XGJiATjo) and listen to this episode as Chris and Lance recount the circumstances leading up to them taking on veterans Ed “The Savage” Langley and Steve Gillespie in a Quonset in Strathmore, Alberta, the in-ring situation that created their “safeword” strategy, the controversial “Ric Flair Ball Shot,” and the story of Lance’s black boots with the lifts in them! Plus, they tell the tale of the Black Mamba, the curse of Les Thornton, how they jack-knifed the truck & trailer hauling the ring, and why Chris Jericho nearly quit wrestling at this point.
First Match Watchalong: Lance Storm vs Chris Jericho - Oct. 2, 1990
On October 2, 1990, Chris Jericho and Lance Storm made their professional wrestling debuts - against each other - for the Canadian Wrestling Connection! And lucky for us, Lance Storm kept a video copy! And now you can watchalong with Chris and Lance as they breakdown that first match (watch the video at www.chrisjericho.com/watchalong), and analyze their respective performances. Chris gave the match 2.5 stars. Listen as they remember the first time they met, early gimmick ideas, and what they learned from the Hart Brothers wrestling school! They talk Owen Hart, the reverse victory roll, and Poison’s “Unskinny Bop.”
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Y2J himself is the goat. Interview that are actually entertaining, absorbable and w good content. Bravo to the ayotollah of rock and rolla !!!!!
Thank you for having Glenn Hughes. Rock n Rollin'
Great way to relax
Being a big fan of Chris himself, I was always goin to check out TIJ and I've really enjoyed following along all the episodes since the start. Can't think of a better way to spend 2 hours just relaxing and listening to Talk is Jericho. Great stuff as always!