Hosts Al Castle and Brian R. Solomon discuss the latest news in pro wrestling and have vibrant conversations with wrestlers, industry insiders, and more.
Ep. 228: CM Punk’s Return, ”Timeless” Toni Storm, TT100 + Bob Smith interview (part 1)
On this episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle & Brian R. Solomon discuss the unlikely returns of CM Punk and Randy Orton to WWE programming on the same night at Survivor Series, the prospects of AJ Lee returning to the ring, and some behind-the-scenes details from Brian's recent cover story/Hotseat interview with Toni Storm. Then, Al shares part one of his fascinating conversation with former PWI writer and Managing Editor Bob Smith, in which they discuss the origins of the PWI 500, the dreaded "six-week curse" of print publishing, and much more.
PWINDIE: Monday Night Manders (w/ 1 Called Manders)
In the first-ever live broadcast of Pro Wrestling INDIEstrated, Kaia McKenna and Kevin McElvaney are joined by the 1 Called Manders, who discusses his recent success in the Scenic City Invitational, becoming MLW World tag team champ as a part of the Second Gear Crew, and life on the road in his RV. Warning: Contains some strong language that some listeners may find objectionable.
Ep. 227: Women’s 250 Reflections, Rhea Ripley, Giulia, Full Gear (w/ Patricia Rogers)
On this episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle & Brian R. Solomon are joined by Patricia Rogers (Those Wrestling Girls), who discusses her experiences on the PWI "Women's 250" committee, big matchups left for Rhea Ripley, Ronda Rousey in ROH, and a host of other topics.
PWIndie: 10,000 Hours (w/ Mike Skyros)
On this episode of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, hosts Kaia McKenna and Kevin McElvaney welcome Mike Skyros the Grand champion of Pro Wrestling GRIND to discuss the IWTV premiere of the GRIND Celebration Day 2 anniversary show. Skyros discusses his match with Matt Makowski, potential other challengers to his title, and the importance of consistency in independent wrestling.
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Ep. 226: TNA Is Back, LA Knight, Will Ospreay (w/ Kevin McElvaney)
On this episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian R. Solomon are joined by PWI Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney to discuss some of the hot topics of the moment:
- Could this be LA Knight's big moment?
- Where Will Ospreay would be best utilized in 2024
- "Big Announcements" from AEW; what it's doing well
- IMPACT's rebranding as TNA Wrestling (and whether it's a good thing)
Plus, a brief conversation about the Women's 250 (more in-depth analysis to come on a later episode from another member of the ranking committee). There's a lot talked about here, and you won't want to miss it!
PWINDIE: Back On The GRIND (w/ Delmi Exo)
On this episode of Pro Wrestling INDIEstrated, hosts Kaia McKenna & Kevin McElvaney are joined by Delmi Exo, independent wrestler of note and former MLW featherweight/wXw Women's champion. The conversation focuses on the upcoming two-year anniversary show of Pro Wrestling GRIND, of which she is a co-owner.
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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.