144 episodes

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

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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. 146 – Stu Saks on His Career, Retirement, & Future Plans

    Ep. 146 – Stu Saks on His Career, Retirement, & Future Plans

    This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by PWI Publisher Stu Saks and Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney to discuss Stu's storied career with the magazine and his plans for retirement. Stu reflects on his life as a wrestling fan and pioneering journalist, as some key figures from his past send their best wishes. Plus, Kevin talks about his own journey with Pro Wrestling Illustrated and shares his plans for the future of the magazine.
    To see Stu's retirement gift from WWE, watch the video version of the podcast.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep. 145 – Pat Laprade on Andre the Giant

    Ep. 145 – Pat Laprade on Andre the Giant

    This week on The PWI Podcast, we're joined by author and wrestling historian Pat Laprade to discuss his latest biography of Andre the Giant. Plus: Al Castle and Brian Solomon give their analysis of Sunday's Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ep. 144 – Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff

    Ep. 144 – Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff

    This week on The PWI Podcast, Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff opens up about the company's strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic, including why they have chosen not to run empty arena shows. Plus hosts Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss rumors of a WWE sale, give special insight on Money in the Bank at WWE HQ, and much more.
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep. 143 – Cris Cyborg Interview, WWE Firings, & The Fink

    Ep. 143 – Cris Cyborg Interview, WWE Firings, & The Fink

    This week on The PWI Podcast, Bellator Women's Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg joins Al Castle to discuss her feelings on pro wrestling, Ronda Rousey's recent controversial comments, and whether it's a good idea for combat sports (such as MMA and wrestling) to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, Al Castle and Brian Solomon remember Howard Finkel and give their analysis of WWE's recent layoffs.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 142 – Cinematic Matches and the Future of Pro Wrestling

    Ep. 142 – Cinematic Matches and the Future of Pro Wrestling

    The cinematic Boneyard Match and Firefly Fun House Match at WrestleMania are a hot topic among wrestling fans. Some loved these matches, while others loathed them. Even among PWI staffers, it was divisive. Today on The PWI Podcast, we present a Virtual Roundtable discussion of cinematic matches and what they mean for pro wrestling's future. Featuring: Al Castle, Brian Solomon, Kevin McElvaney, Mike Bessler, and Brady Hicks.
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    • 46 min
    Ep. 141 – WrestleMania 36 Recap

    Ep. 141 – WrestleMania 36 Recap

    Today on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon review the most unprecedented (and unusual) WrestleMania of all time. From the dynamics of the empty arena to big title changes—and, of course, the strange, cinematic Boneyard and Firefly Fun House matches—the entire show is discussed and dissected.
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    • 1 hr 21 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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