100 episodes

"Living The Gimmick: A Pro Wrestling Podcast" has been bringing professional wrestling and sports-entertainment fans a fun, interactive weekly discussion of the industry since 2015!

Hosts Jon Alba and Doug McDonald have several years experience in professional wrestling between them, and bring a unique and entertaining spin on discussing WWE, NXT, NJPW, ROH, IMPACT, the independent scene and much more!

Living The Gimmick: A Pro Wrestling Podcast Jon Alba & Doug McDonald

    • Wrestling
    • 4.7 • 63 Ratings

"Living The Gimmick: A Pro Wrestling Podcast" has been bringing professional wrestling and sports-entertainment fans a fun, interactive weekly discussion of the industry since 2015!

Hosts Jon Alba and Doug McDonald have several years experience in professional wrestling between them, and bring a unique and entertaining spin on discussing WWE, NXT, NJPW, ROH, IMPACT, the independent scene and much more!

    Living The Gimmick: Episode 276 (WWE Network and Peacock, Royal Rumble Picks, and More)

    Living The Gimmick: Episode 276 (WWE Network and Peacock, Royal Rumble Picks, and More)

    On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba and Doug McDonald give a comprehensive breakdown of the WWE/NBC Universal deal that brings the WWE Network to Peacock. What does it mean for the future of WWE programming?
    Plus, Josh Isenberg joins to give picks for the upcoming "Royal Rumble" PPV!
     
    Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!
     
    Time Stamps:0:00: Welcome10:55: WWE59:34: Through the Eyes of Isenberg1:08:00: NXT/WWE1:12:33: AEW1:19:38: Golf Clap of the Week1:22:35: Waste of the Week1:32:27: Rumor Control1:36:03: #LTGMailCall1:53:48: Top 5
     
     
    Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
    Josh JonesRobert O'ReillyGeorge SinTyler SpeedJasyn MasseyChris Rains
    "Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platformsBumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Living The Gimmick: Episode 275 (ECW Guilty As Charged 1999 Watch-Along)

    Living The Gimmick: Episode 275 (ECW Guilty As Charged 1999 Watch-Along)

    On this edition of "Living The Gimmick," join Jon Alba and Doug McDonald as they watch-along to "ECW Guilty As Charged 1999," as voted on by you for our annual January watch-along show!
    Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!
    Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
    Josh JonesRobert O'ReillyGeorge SinTyler SpeedJasyn MasseyChris Rains
    "Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platformsBumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution

    • 2 hr 56 min
    Living The Gimmick: Episode 274 (AEW Bullet Club Reunion, WWE NXT New Year’s Evil, Wrestle Kingdom 15, and More)

    Living The Gimmick: Episode 274 (AEW Bullet Club Reunion, WWE NXT New Year’s Evil, Wrestle Kingdom 15, and More)

    On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg delve into one of the biggest angles in wrestling in some time, as Bullet Club hits AEW. What's next to come for the iconic stable in All Elite Wrestling? They discuss.
    Plus, a review of NXT: New Year's Evil, and Producer Josh hops on to discuss Wrestle Kingdom 15!
     
    Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!
     
    Time Stamps:0:00: Welcome11:18: AEW23:54: Through the Eyes of Isenberg35:20: NXT/WWE1:03:00: NJPW1:17:25: Golf Clap of the Week1:19:35: Waste of the Week1:21:44: Rumor Control1:24:35: #LTGMailCall1:37:09: Top 5
     
     
    Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
    Josh JonesRobert O'ReillyGeorge SinTyler SpeedJasyn MasseyChris Rains
    "Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platformsBumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
     

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Living The Gimmick: Episode 273 (2020 LTG Year-End Awards, AEW Brodie Lee Tribute, WWE NXT New Year's Evil Picks, and More)

    Living The Gimmick: Episode 273 (2020 LTG Year-End Awards, AEW Brodie Lee Tribute, WWE NXT New Year's Evil Picks, and More)

    On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba and Doug McDonald reveal the 2020 Living The Gimmick Year-End Award winners! Who will take home the prizes? Find out!
    Plus, a review of AEW's Brodie Lee tribute, previewing NXT: New Year's Evil, and more!
     
    Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!
     
    Time Stamps:0:00: Welcome7:00: 2020 Living The Gimmick Year-End Awards54:35: Through the Eyes of Isenberg1:02:28: AEW1:12:06: NXT/WWE1:26:47: Golf Clap of the Week1:28:27: Waste of the Week1:31:11: Rumor Control1:37:30: #LTGMailCall1:51:47: Top 5
     
     
    Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
    Josh JonesRobert O'ReillyGeorge SinTyler SpeedJasyn MasseyChris Rains
    "Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platformsBumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
     
     

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Living The Gimmick: Episode 272 (A Tribute to Brodie Lee)

    Living The Gimmick: Episode 272 (A Tribute to Brodie Lee)

    On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg pay tribute to the life of former WWE and AEW star Jon Huber, also known as "Luke Harper" and "Brodie Lee."A discussion on the life of one of the most beloved talents of this era, journalism ethics, love, respect, and more as we close out 2020.
     
    Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!
    Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
    Josh JonesRobert O'ReillyGeorge SinTyler SpeedJasyn MasseyChris Rains
    "Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platformsBumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
     
     

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Living The Gimmick: Episode 271 (2020 LTG Year-End Awards Nominations, WWE TLC, AEW, and More)

    Living The Gimmick: Episode 271 (2020 LTG Year-End Awards Nominations, WWE TLC, AEW, and More)

    On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba and Doug McDonald take you through the 2020 Living The Gimmick Year-End Award nominees! Who will take home the prizes? Hear our thoughts!
    Plus, a review of WWE's "TLC" PPV, Josh Isenberg's thoughts on the WWE women's division, and more!
     
    Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & more by visiting Patreon.com/livingthegimmick & becoming a #LTGPatron today!
     
    Time Stamps:0:00: Funeral for MITB6:30: Welcome10:30: 2020 Living The Gimmick Year-End Award Nominations37:40: WWE TLC 59:10: Through the Eyes of Isenberg1:09:27: NXT1:13:22: AEW1:19:21: Golf Clap of the Week1:23:11: Waste of the Week1:28:50: Rumor Control1:33:40: #LTGMailCall1:48:44: Top 5
     
     
    Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: 
    Josh JonesRobert O'ReillyGeorge SinTyler SpeedJasyn MasseyChris Rains
    "Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platformsBumper/Advertisement music credits belongs to Doug McDonald,Adam Massacre (www.youtube.com/user/MrAdammassacre),Zombie Thirteen (www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjeOqzWbHVTEmvVGmvclng),Fesliyan Studios (www.fesliyanstudios.com),and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).Please visit all three sites to check out and support these great artists! Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution

    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

The Opposite of Off ,

Great show.

Great entertainment value. Sometimes Doug doesn’t let Jon finish his sentences and it can get excessive. Sometimes Doug gets too defensive or mentions his predictions that came true too often, but all good. Just nitpicking. Both are great and Doug has a special talent with music. Show is often funny and in your face. Eyes of Isenberg is fun but the name of the segment is a waste. Also, Doug got very upset one time when Isenberg was just teasing the guys in a comical manner... I thought it added an element of entertainment/humor/gimmick to the weekly podcast... but all good

I’m pretty sure I high fived Jon back in time at a survivors series MSG show before I even knew who he was. I just remember he was a big fan of Alberto del rio (back then). Sitting a few rows Behind the ring. Very pleasant dude. Big ups.

blakeaaron73 ,

Love these boys!!

Great show! The only “fan” podcast I listen to each and every week.

Eddie Dolan ,

Just wanted to say thank you

Hey Fellas I just wanted to take the time to say thank you. With everything going on in the world its nice to let my brain go somewhere else and listen to your banter and great views on the product. Ive been listening for a while but other then being in one of your royal rumble contests on twitter this is the first time I am writing to you guys. Mainly because i think you guys deserve to know how important what you are doing means to your fans out there. Its nice to have a good laugh and all 3 of you are able to provide me with that every Tuesday. I appreciate you guys and what you do and what you give us.

Be Safe

@E_Dolan

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