14 episodes

Join Chris Toplack and Cory Rivard as they transport you to the nostalgic moments of wrestling’s past by covering some of the most controversial moments, acclaimed performers, and bizarre scenarios in the world of professional wrestling. Listen to The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast on demand to enjoy this fascinating weekly podcast from the team at ProWrestlingStories.com. A fun dose of education and entertainment.

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Join Chris Toplack and Cory Rivard as they transport you to the nostalgic moments of wrestling’s past by covering some of the most controversial moments, acclaimed performers, and bizarre scenarios in the world of professional wrestling. Listen to The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast on demand to enjoy this fascinating weekly podcast from the team at ProWrestlingStories.com. A fun dose of education and entertainment.

    Raven in WWE - Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    Raven in WWE - Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    “Michael Hayes was in a booking meeting when Vince McMahon said, ‘Who the f*** hired Johnny Polo?’ My heart was broken when I realized I wasn’t going to be used right.” Scott Levy performed under various aliases over his long wrestling career though by far, his most successful run in wrestling came under the guise of Raven. After finding success in ECW and WCW, Raven re-signed with the then-WWF, and the fans were excited. This should have marked Raven’s greatest run of all, but Vince McMahon had different plans.

    Follow along with the article! Click here to read "Raven in WWE - Where Did It All Go Wrong?" on Pro Wrestling Stories.

    ProWrestlingStories.com, your daily source of nostalgia and a peek behind the curtain wall of wrestling’s past!

    Looking to kill some more time? Click here to choose from over 500 great wrestling stories!

    Follow Pro Wrestling Stories on Facebook: @prowrestlingstories, Twitter: @pws_official, Instagram: @prowrestlingstories, and on YouTube: @prowrestlingstoriespodcast.

    Follow Chris Toplack (host/producer): @christoplack, Cory Rivard (host/video editor): @coryrivard, and JP Zarka (executive producer/"the man behind the curtain"): @jpzarka.

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    • 47 min
    Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog at SummerSlam 1992 - The True Story

    Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog at SummerSlam 1992 - The True Story

    SummerSlam 1992 was assembled at outdoor Wembley Stadium just outside London, England. The 80,355 in attendance were buzzing throughout the evening, mostly in part to cheer on their hometown hero, The British Bulldog. He was set to take on his real-life brother-in-law Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship in the evening's main event. Both competitors were incredibly over with the fans at the time, but not all was what it seemed. In a match he would later consider the greatest of his career, Bret would have to carry Bulldog through the entire match as he forgot everything he was supposed to do. It was a result of many unfortunate choices made in the days leading up to their match…

    Listen to the full story behind the match below as we also provide our commentary on the incredible match itself.

    Follow along with the article! Click here to read "Bret Hart and British Bulldog at SummerSlam 1992 – The True Story" on Pro Wrestling Stories.

    ProWrestlingStories.com, your daily source of nostalgia and a peek behind the curtain wall of wrestling’s past!

    Looking to kill some more time? Click here to choose from over 500 great wrestling stories!

    Follow Pro Wrestling Stories on Facebook: @prowrestlingstories, Twitter: @pws_official, Instagram: @prowrestlingstories, and on YouTube: @prowrestlingstoriespodcast.

    Follow Chris Toplack (host/producer): @christoplack, Cory Rivard (host/video editor): @coryrivard, and JP Zarka (executive producer/"the man behind the curtain"): @jpzarka.

    Click here to purchase our exclusive "Bret, I'm fooked!" t-shirt, inspired by today's story, on PWSTees.com!

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    • 56 min
    Harley Race - Tales of His Tenacity and Strength

    Harley Race - Tales of His Tenacity and Strength

    Harley Race was considered by many to be one of the legitimately toughest men to ever grace the squared circle. This is a man who beat polio as a child, survived cancer, plus a near-fatal car crash. As Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan once said, "The only two men in the world that Andre the Giant feared were Meng and Harley Race." He packed a hard punch and even his voice was enough to make the hardest of men tremble in fear. Not only was he tough, but he also had a heart of gold and looked out for his own. They don’t make them like him these days. These stories show why!

    Follow along with the article! Click here to read "Harley Race – Tales of His Tenacity and Strength" on Pro Wrestling Stories.

    ProWrestlingStories.com, your daily source of nostalgia and a peek behind the curtain wall of wrestling’s past!

    Looking to kill some more time? Click here to choose from over 500 great wrestling stories!

    Follow Pro Wrestling Stories on Facebook: @prowrestlingstories, Twitter: @pws_official, Instagram: @prowrestlingstories, and on YouTube: @prowrestlingstoriespodcast.

    Follow Chris Toplack (host/producer): @christoplack, Cory Rivard (host/video editor): @coryrivard, and JP Zarka (executive producer/"the man behind the curtain"): @jpzarka.

    Click here to purchase our exclusive Harley Race-inspired t-shirt on PWSTees.com!

    PWSTees.com - Your favorite pro wrestling stories, on a tee! Don't forget to use promo code PODCAST to get an additional 10% off your order!

    • 30 min
    Ludvig Borga – The Surreal, Shocking Life of Tony Halme

    Ludvig Borga – The Surreal, Shocking Life of Tony Halme

    Every story about the life of Tony Halme, professional wrestling’s Ludvig Borga, seemed so outrageous they couldn’t possibly be true. Halme truly lived the “foreign heel” gimmick in his surreal, shocking life; he was openly racist and homophobic and even had a Nazi tattoo. Yet, despite being an overtly bigoted man with deplorable views, he kept surfacing in public worlds of celebrity: he was a pro wrestler, boxer, UFC fighter, actor, writer, and musician before getting elected to parliament in Finland. Before he was even a year into his political term, he overdosed on amphetamines and alcohol, shot an illegal firearm in his apartment during an argument with his wife, and went into a 3-week coma where he possibly suffered brain damage. As unbelievable as it all seems, it was all actually real.

    Follow along with the article! Click here to read "Ludvig Borga – The Surreal, Shocking Life of Tony Halme" on Pro Wrestling Stories.

    ProWrestlingStories.com, your daily source of nostalgia and a peek behind the curtain wall of wrestling’s past!

    Looking to kill some more time? Want more? Click here to choose from over 500 great wrestling stories!

    Follow Pro Wrestling Stories on Facebook: @prowrestlingstories, Twitter: @pws_official, Instagram: @prowrestlingstories, and on YouTube: @prowrestlingstoriespodcast.

    Follow Chris Toplack (host/producer): @christoplack, Cory Rivard (host/video editor): @coryrivard, and JP Zarka (executive producer/"the man behind the curtain"): @jpzarka.

    PWSTees.com - Your favorite pro wrestling stories, on a tee! Don't forget to use promo code PODCAST to get an additional 10% off your order!

    • 40 min
    Sting - His Unlikely Journey to the WWE (And Where It All Went Wrong)

    Sting - His Unlikely Journey to the WWE (And Where It All Went Wrong)

    One of the few constants in World Championship Wrestling was Sting. He had many classic matches, won numerous titles, drew immense crowds, did big business with the nWo, you name it. He was a big deal. That’s why it boggles the mind that it took 14 years for WWE to hire him after WCW was bought by Vince McMahon on March 23rd, 2001. Here is the story of his unlikely journey to the WWE, and where it all went wrong.

    Follow along with the article! Click here to read "Sting - His Unlikely Journey to the WWE (And Where It All Went Wrong)" on Pro Wrestling Stories.

    ProWrestlingStories.com, your daily source of nostalgia and a peek behind the curtain wall of wrestling’s past!

    Looking to kill some more time? Click here to choose from over 500 great wrestling stories!

    Follow Pro Wrestling Stories on Facebook: @prowrestlingstories, Twitter: @pws_official, Instagram: @prowrestlingstories, and on YouTube: @prowrestlingstoriespodcast.

    Follow Chris Toplack (host/producer): @christoplack, Cory Rivard (host/video editor): @coryrivard, and JP Zarka (executive producer/"the man behind the curtain"): @jpzarka.

    PWSTees.com - Your favorite pro wrestling stories, on a tee! Don't forget to use promo code PODCAST to get an additional 10% off your order!

    • 48 min
    Wrestlers' Court in the WWE - Bizarre Tales from the Locker Room

    Wrestlers' Court in the WWE - Bizarre Tales from the Locker Room

    Wrestlers' Court is a very real collective of talent that meets whenever WWE employees need to hash out differences on the road. Undertaker was usually the judge, though JBL and Triple H have sat in at the helm on many occasions. There were prosecuting attorneys as well as defense attorneys who backed up the accused. Punishments were usually on the lighter side of things (the guilty party generally settling ordeals through gifting bottles of Jack Daniels, cases of beer, or food). However, some unpopular figures backstage have been on the receiving end of much harsher justice in wrestlers' court. Whether it was having words taken the wrong way, sharing matzo ball soup with a script writer's mother, accidentally spilling chicken crumbs on Chris Benoit's bags, or taking the term "diva" a bit too literally, as you'll soon hear, almost everyone had their day in court!

    Follow along with the article! Click here to read "Tales from WWE's Wrestlers’ Court" on Pro Wrestling Stories.

    ProWrestlingStories.com, your daily source of nostalgia and a peek behind the curtain wall of wrestling’s past!

    Looking to kill some more time? Click here to choose from over 500 great wrestling stories!

    Follow Pro Wrestling Stories on Facebook: @prowrestlingstories, Twitter: @pws_official, Instagram: @prowrestlingstories, and on YouTube: @prowrestlingstoriespodcast.

    Follow Chris Toplack (host/producer): @christoplack, Cory Rivard (host/video editor): @coryrivard, and JP Zarka (executive producer/"the man behind the curtain"): @jpzarka.

    Click here to purchase our exclusive "Wrestlers' Court" t-shirt featured in the logo of today's episode on PWSTees.com! 

    PWSTees.com - Your favorite pro wrestling stories, on a tee! Don't forget to use promo code PODCAST to get an additional 10% off your order!

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Texanjh ,

Not a Wrestling Fan

I’m 40 years old and was a big wrestling fan as a kid but haven’t watched a wrestling show in 20 years. With that said, this podcasts touches on a lot of storylines from when I was a kid and concentrated on personal interactions which is gold. Makes work travel fly bye.

mg00se316 ,

Pro Wrestling Stories the way they should be told!

Absolutely one of the best new wrestling podcasts on Apple. Lots of great content with an unbias flavor. Totally recommend giving these gents a listen. So far the topics touched are amazing and there seems to be a lot more to come.

kingcal33 ,

Definitely the best wrestling podcast on Apple

Chris’s passion for the sport is incredible having grown up in wrestling and being a life long fan this is the podcast I go to for the latest and greatest wrestling talk keep up the good work

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