200 episodes

A lively discussion about the world of pro wrestling, hosted by Pro Wrestling Illustrated Senior Writer Al Castle and Contributing Writer Brian Solomon.

Pro Wrestling Illustrated Presents Pro Wrestling Illustrated

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    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

A lively discussion about the world of pro wrestling, hosted by Pro Wrestling Illustrated Senior Writer Al Castle and Contributing Writer Brian Solomon.

    Ep. 200 – The Return of Dan Murphy

    Ep. 200 – The Return of Dan Murphy

    It's the landmark 200th episode of The PWI Podcast. To celebrate, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by a very special guest in Al's former cohost, longtime PWI writer Dan Murphy. Dan talks about his latest projects—including his relationship with wrestling since stepping away from the magazine—before jumping into a discussion of a particularly busy period in pro wrestling news. Topics covered include the latest Vince McMahon scandal, the current triumphs and struggles of WWE and AEW, Cody Rhodes' incredible performance at Hell in a Cell, and more.

    Buy Dan's book: https://www.amazon.com/Wrestlers-Masters-Craft-Professional-Wrestling/dp/177041553X 

    Buy Brian's book: https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Fire-Unbelievable-Real-Life-Wrestlings/dp/1770415807/ 

    Subscribe to PWI: https://prowrestlingillustrated.secure.darwin.cx/I21APWIP 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    PWIndie – Billy, Buy Candy A Boat! (Pride & Vibe Weekend)

    PWIndie – Billy, Buy Candy A Boat! (Pride & Vibe Weekend)

    Mere days from the highly anticipated Pride & Vibe Weekend at the Knights of Columbus in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Kaia & Kevin are joined by promoter/wrestler Billy Dixon, who organized the two-day event and will be competing in this final match during the festivities. Billy discusses the importance of LGTBQ+ representation, running shows during a pandemic, and gives reluctant praise to their final opponent Darius Carter. Then, Twitter's favorite wrestler Candy Lee checks in from "Hotlanta" with a conversation that ranges from the deeply irreverent to the truly profound.

    Follow Billy: https://twitter.com/TheBillyDixon 
    Follow Pro Wrestling Vibe: https://twitter.com/PWVibe 
    Follow Candy: https://www.instagram.com/leibarbie777/ 

    Buy tickets for Pride & Vibe Weekend: https://shopiwtv.com/products/pride-vibe-weekend-2022 

    Follow Kaia: https://twitter.com/KaiaMcK 
    Support Kaia's "Good Witch" Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KaiaMcK 

    Subscribe to Pro Wrestling Illustrated: https://prowrestlingillustrated.secure.darwin.cx/I22APWIP

    • 1 hr 28 min
    JUST JOSHI – Snapshot, Pt. III

    JUST JOSHI – Snapshot, Pt. III

    JPQ returns with the third and final part of his "Snapshot" of the current state of women's wrestling in Japan. This week, he's joined by prolific podcast and journalist Scott E. Wrestling for a "Mid-Season Review." JPQ and Scott select their best and most improved wrestlers, top performers, breakout stars, and big moments of 2022 from Stardom, TJPW, Ice Ribbon, WAVE, NOMADS, Sendai, Marvelous, Seadlinnng, and the field of freelancers.

     

    Follow JPQ: https://twitter.com/Bigpawsonapup 

    Follow Scott: https://twitter.com/ScottEWrestling 

    • 2 hr 11 min
    PWIndie – Hoodfoot vs. Rina Yamashita

    PWIndie – Hoodfoot vs. Rina Yamashita

    Ahead of GCW's Tournament of Survival 7, Kaia McKenna and Kevin McElvaney are joined by two of the entrants, who will be facing off in the first round: Hoodfoot and Rina Yamashita. First, Hoodfoot discusses his preparation for that round one encounter, how his past experiences in wrestling have informed his approach to deathmatches, and what it's like traveling after the most brutal matches possible. Then, Rina Yamashita (with translations by Mr. Haku) shares her thoughts on Hoodfoot, competing in Japan's FREEDOMS promotion, Ice Ribbon, and much more.

    Follow Hoodfoot: https://twitter.com/HoodFoot418 
    Follow Rina: https://twitter.com/wryyyyna66 
    Follow Mr. Haku: https://twitter.com/misterhakusan 
    Follow NOMADS: https://twitter.com/NOMADS_fs 

    Follow Kaia: https://twitter.com/KaiaMcK 
    Support Kaia's "Good Witch" Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KaiaMcK 

    Subscribe to Pro Wrestling Illustrated: https://prowrestlingillustrated.secure.darwin.cx/I22APWIP 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep. 199 – Don’t Call It A Throwback

    Ep. 199 – Don’t Call It A Throwback

    On the latest PWI Podcast, Al Castle & Brian R. Solomon discuss the potential issues that led Sasha Banks and Naomi to walk out during Monday Night Raw, and whether or not WWE will eventually come to regret the way it handled the situation. Plus: Is Ric Flair's upcoming "last match" a good idea?

    All that, plus Al shares the audio version of his full "Hotseat" interview with NWA promoter Billy Corgan from the August 2022 "Supercards" edition of PWI, which hits stores next week (and subscriber mailboxes soon thereafter).

    Follow Al: https://twitter.com/alcastlepwi
    Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/BrianRSolomon 

    Subscribe to Pro Wrestling Illustrated: https://prowrestlingillustrated.secure.darwin.cx/I22APWIP 

    • 1 hr 42 min
    JUST JOSHI – Snapshot, Pt. II

    JUST JOSHI – Snapshot, Pt. II

    JPQ is back with part two of his "Snapshot" of the current state of women's wrestling in Japan. This week, he's joined by good pal Parker Klyn (Wrestling Observer/F4WOnline) for a discussion of joshi at home and abroad, with multiple Japanese wrestlers making scheduled appearances this season on American soil. Plus, JPQ & Parker get into the weeds with Ice Ribbon, NOMADS, Color's, and more.

     

    Follow JPQ: https://twitter.com/Bigpawsonapup 

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Chrismartinez ,

Absolutely terrible audio

Let me start by saying I love PWI. Read it in my childhood and still pick up the occasional issue today. Podcast content and discussion is great;What kills me is the absolutely atrocious audio (taking off 2 stars for how bad it is). I had enough and decided to write this review after a recent one where they interviewed PCO. Couldn’t hear most of the interview with my headphones on and the volume at 100%. Had to listen in my Car with both the phone and car volume at 100% (and even then there were parts that couldn’t be heard). Just listened to the interview with Bruce Mitchell and it went from not being able to hear to screaming as the audio levels changed. Come on PWI. Invest in better equipment, hire an audio engineer (or a better one), whatever. I hear lots of other podcasts where the people aren’t in the same room and don’t have the same problem. Makes y’all seem totally Bush league.

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