13 episodes

A project exploring characters and stereotypes in wrestling featuring interviews with professional wrestlers and celebrity fans, hosted by Dan Higgins.

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    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings

A project exploring characters and stereotypes in wrestling featuring interviews with professional wrestlers and celebrity fans, hosted by Dan Higgins.

    S2 Episode 6: Creative

    S2 Episode 6: Creative

    The guests in this episode are former WWE writer Court Bauer, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Brad Maddox and Ryan Satin.

    In the wrestling writer's room, you're often damned if you do and damned if you don't. So who are these people? How are the shows written? And what is the life of a wrestling writer like? In the final episode of series 2, we explore the creative process.

    The World According To Wrestling is hosted by Dan Higgins and produced by Danny Smith, Rob Brandon, Dan Higgins and Ben Higgs. The show was edited by Danny Smith and mixed by Will Berger. The visual identity is by The design practice of James Lunn and the illustrations are from the pen of Paul Cooper. Original music in this episode by WeAmSam.

    • 47 min
    S2 Episode 5: National Identity

    S2 Episode 5: National Identity

    The guests in this episode are Rikishi, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Neville, Dave Meltzer and Court Bauer.

    Throughout it's history, wrestling has churned out all sorts of overt national stereotypes. Everything from the heroic all Americans and evil Russians to British kings, Irish leprechauns and Samoan wildmen. How do the wrestlers playing these characters feel? And has the industry moved on? Let's find out.

    The World According To Wrestling is hosted by Dan Higgins and produced by Danny Smith, Rob Brandon, Dan Higgins and Ben Higgs. The show was edited by Danny Smith and mixed by Will Berger. The visual identity is by The design practice of James Lunn and the illustrations are from the pen of Paul Cooper. Original music in this episode by WeAmSam.

    • 56 min
    S2 Episode 4: Dirt Sheets

    S2 Episode 4: Dirt Sheets

    The guests in this episode are Dave Meltzer, Ryan Satin and Abbey Arthur.

    As a journalist, how do you cover wrestling? As a sport, a TV show or both? Is it reported for real? What is this world and who occupies it? Let's find out.

    The World According To Wrestling is hosted by Dan Higgins and produced by Danny Smith, Rob Brandon, Dan Higgins and Ben Higgs. The show was edited by Danny Smith and mixed by Will Berger. The visual identity is by The design practice of James Lunn and the illustrations are from the pen of Paul Cooper. Original music in this episode by WeAmSam.

    • 48 min
    S2 Episode 3: Trump

    S2 Episode 3: Trump

    The guests in this episode are Court Bauer, Sam Adonis, Dave Meltzer and Heather Bandenburg.

    Did the President of the United States use wrestling as a dress rehearsal for his political career? How was the character of "Donald Trump" written and what legacy did he leave behind in wrestling? Let's dive deep into the politics.

    The World According To Wrestling is hosted by Dan Higgins and produced by Danny Smith, Rob Brandon, Dan Higgins and Ben Higgs. The show was edited by Danny Smith and mixed by Will Berger. The visual identity is by The design practice of James Lunn and the illustrations are from the pen of Paul Cooper. Original music in this episode by WeAmSam.

    • 44 min
    S2 Episode 2: British

    S2 Episode 2: British

    The guests in this episode are Paul "Triple H" Levesque, Finn Balor, Neville, William Regal, Dave Meltzer, Klondyke Kate, Andy Quildan, Robbie Brookside, Court Bauer, Ryan Satin and Fred Dinenage.

    The World Of Sport, the fresh new brands that make up the UK scene and what WWE did next.

    The World According To Wrestling is hosted by Dan Higgins and produced by Danny Smith, Rob Brandon, Dan Higgins and Ben Higgs. The visual identity is by The design practice of James Lunn and the illustrations are from the pen of Paul Cooper. Original music in this episode by WeAmSam.

    • 58 min
    S2 Episode 1: Intergender

    S2 Episode 1: Intergender

    The guests in this episode are Bob Zmuda, Klondyke Kate, Abbey Laith, Kris Levin, Andy Quildan and Dave Meltzer.

    Intergender wrestling. Men wrestling women. Does it still happen? Is it empowering? Does it encourage domestic violence? And what does Andy Kaufman have to do with it all? Let's explore.

    The World According To Wrestling is hosted by Dan Higgins and produced by Danny Smith, Rob Brandon, Dan Higgins and Ben Higgs. The visual identity is by The design practice of James Lunn and the illustrations are from the pen of Paul Cooper. Original music in this episode by WeAmSam.

    Thanks also to:
    Andy Spratley, Hannah Bambridge, Gemma Thérèse Pearce and Alasdair Davies.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

LordBrownof ,

Brilliant and unique

I love this podcast - refreshing and completely unique take on wrestling. I wasn't an obsessed fan and I still love/d this. Listen! Host does a good job too.

shame_mcmahon ,

Great concept but

This is a good podcast with great intentions. I have a question. Why are the majority of the people talking about these social issues white men? like i can’t take there opinion seriously because there experiences don’t allign with the experiences of PoC or women wrestlers. That’s why the JTG show seems to be the best episode so far.

I also think that the Bill DeMott episode not mentioning anything about his history of alleged abuse. I don’t expect you to argue abuse culture with him, but not mentioning seems sketchy. I rated it 3, and when you get more diverse talents on the podcast i’ll rate it higher since you got a needed thing here going.

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