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The only interview show that features the biggest names in professional wrestling that's not actually about professional wrestling.

Is this show about wrestling? Naw.

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The only interview show that features the biggest names in professional wrestling that's not actually about professional wrestling.

Is this show about wrestling? Naw.

    Episode #11: Oliver Bateman

    Episode #11: Oliver Bateman

    This week, I’m talking to journalist, lawyer, historian, and strength athlete, Oliver Bateman.

    Oliver has produced content for a wide range of publications, including VICE, Vox, and The Atlantic, as well as wrestling-focused content for The Ringer.

    When he’s not covering professional wrestling, Oliver is the co-host of the popular political podcast, “What’s Left?”

    In this episode, Oliver and I discuss his early days as a wrestling fan, how he got involved in bodybuilding and powerlifting at a young age, the recent issues with wrestlers threatening to unionize, and his work on a cultural study about the hyper-real male bodies of the 20th century and their effects on the average guy.


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    BONUS EPISODE: A Tribute To The Undertaker Before His Final Survivor Series

    BONUS EPISODE: A Tribute To The Undertaker Before His Final Survivor Series

    On this bonus episode of the show, writer Kenny Herzog returns to discuss all things Undertaker. 

    We take a look back at his early days in wrestling, his WWE debut, the fact that he's supposed to be dead, the character making a scary impression on my life at a young age, the different phases of The Undertaker, and whether Survivor Series 2020 will actually be his "last ride" with the company.


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    • 56 min
    Episode #10: Keith Elliot Greenberg

    Episode #10: Keith Elliot Greenberg

    Keith Elliot Greenberg is a writer and TV producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He’s co-authored biographies on some of the biggest names in wrestling history, including Ric Flair, Superstar Billy Graham, and Classy Freddie Blassie. 

    His latest book -  Too Sweet: Inside the Indie Wrestling Revolution - is out now. 

    Keith and I discuss growing up a wrestling fan in the Bronx, his early love of the sport thanks to a family who planned vacations around seeing live wrestling, breaking into wrestling writing for newspapers and WWF magazine, working with Freddie Blassie and Billy Graham on their autobiographies, his experience with Ric Flair and some regrets he has about their time together, and the future of indie wrestling after Covid. 


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    • 53 min
    Episode #9: Ken Anderson

    Episode #9: Ken Anderson

    In this episode of “Not About Wrestling“, I’m talking to wrestler, trainer, actor, and the man with the perfect pipes, Ken Anderson. 

    Most fans will recognize Ken from his run in the WWE as Mr. Kennedy but Anderson has worked for several major wrestling promotions over the last two decades.

    During this incredibly personal discussion, Ken and I talk about his love of performing at an early age, bringing humor to wrestling promos, reconnecting with his father and family after years apart, and learning a new skill because of the Covid-19 shutdown.


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    Episode #8: Kenny Herzog

    Episode #8: Kenny Herzog

    In this episode, Chris talks to writer and lifelong wrestling fan Kenny Herzog. 

    Kenny Herzog is currently the Digital Content Director at Entrepreneur Media but he’s written about professional wrestling for countless outlets including Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Vulture, and The Ringer. He’s also the host of his own podcast, Outside Interference with Kenny Herzog on MLW Radio.

    Kenny and Chris talk about his writing background and extensive coverage of all things wrestling. They also discuss their unsuccessful attempts to avoid spoilers, some of the popular conspiracy theories in professional wrestling, and the future of the sport after the pandemic ends. 


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    • 53 min
    Episode #7: Dalton Castle

    Episode #7: Dalton Castle

    On the show today, I’m talking to Ring of Honor star, Dalton Castle.

    The self-proclaimed peacock is a former Ring of Honor world champion and world six-man champion. 

    Dalton and I talk about his love of professional wrestling at an early age, not being allowed to watch wrestling in his house, a traumatizing karaoke moment in the family barn, traveling, video rental stores, and one of his favorite tag team partners ever - the Honky Tonk Man.

    Plus, there’s an accident somewhere in Dalton’s house and the drama is TENSE. 

    And now, entering the ring, hailing from Rochester, NY, this is Dalton Castle. 




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    • 48 min

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