30+ year veteran Hall of Fame pro wrestling journalist Wade Keller from Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter and PWTorch.com discusses the top stories of the week in pro wrestling with top-level guest cohosts and interviews pro wrestling's newsmakers each week. 640160
WKPWP - Interview Thursday with ex-WWE Creative Matt McCarthy talking Pat Patterson and Takeover plus Triple H Media Call
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a double-header Thursday edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast. First, a conversation with former WWE creative team member Matt McCarthy sharing some great in-person Pat Patterson memories followed by a detailed preview of NXT Takeover. Then the full audio of today's Triple H media call discussing NXT Takeover and NXT in general.
WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk Omega vs. Moxley, Reigns and McIntyre, Takeover, ROH, MLW, Impact, Ratings, Pearce
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net and the Pro Wrestling Boom podcast. They discuss the pros and cons of various paths for the AEW Title after Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega, comparing Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre as co-top-acts for WWE, a preview of NXT Takeover, evaluating the strengths of ROH's weekly TV show, the return of MLW, grading how Impact has used the wrestlers who debuted months ago at Slammiversary, NXT vs. AEW ratings last week and predictions for this week, where Adam Pearce came from and why he's ascended to his current position, Retribution and Hurt Business, the shocking Jimmy Rave amputation story, Rhea Ripley's frustrating journey, the Randy Orton-Fiend feud, and more.
WKPWP - WWE Raw Flagship Flashback (10 Yrs Ago - 11-30-10): Keller & Powell talk about Miz vs. Lawler headlines Raw, KOTR tourney, more
In a podcast from five years ago (11-30-10), PWTorch editor Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's head honcho Jason Powell discuss the Raw main event featuring Miz vs. Jerry Lawler, plus the King of the Ring tournament, C.M. Punk on commentary, TNA Impact Thanksgiving ratings, Jeff Jarrett's MMA spoof and latest push, and more during the Livecast. In the previously VIP-exclusive Aftershow, they discuss Rock's "Faster" movie which Jason saw and go more in-depth on Raw analysis of other subjects.
WKPWP - Keller interviews Paul Heyman in 1992 as he touted Austin's future stardom, admiring Superstar Graham, digs at Bischoff, more
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents an Interview Classic he conducted with Paul Heyman in April 1992 that aired live on his KFAN Pro Wrestling Focus radio show. First, Keller covers the headlines of the week back in April 1992 including Sting's injury in a match against Vader, some talk of Jim Cornette's new Smoky Mountain Wrestling, WCW's international tag team tournament, previewing any indy show with current AEW producer Jerry Lynn and former NWO/DX member Sean Waltman, a call about fading AWA, the arrival of the Road Warriors in the WWF as Legion of Doom, and more. Heyman predicts super-stardom for Steve Austin and explains why he never paid for a wrestling ticket, how much he looked up to "Superstar" Billy Graham, his thoughts on wrestling managers in the WWWF when he was a kid, his thoughts on Bruno Samartino as a kid, touting the rise of the Light-Heavyweights in WCW, digs at Eric Bischoff, thoughts on Larry Zbyszko, and much more including a phone call from Jason Powell, now of ProWrestling.net. This show also includes news coverage at the start of the and live callers.
WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller catches up with former PWTorch assistant editor James Caldwell talking Vince end game, Cena legacy, more
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a very special Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast. Wade reunited with former longtime PWTorch assistant editor and PWTorch podcast host James Caldwell. They haven't done a podcast together in more than four years. James talks about his decision to leave the Torch, how he's kept up with pro wrestling since, and what it's like shopping for a job when your resume says your last job was working for a pro wrestling newsletter and podcast company. Then they talk about James's thoughts on changes in the industry since he was immersed in it covering it full time through 2016, including his impressions of Roman Reigns as a heel, the big surprise rise of AEW over the last year or so, the Chris Jericho-MJF skit, what John Cena's legacy is likely to be, what happens next with Vince McMahon - does he keep going as he is or sell the company with a big cash-out, and more.
WKPWP - Wildcard Tuesday: New Schiavone Interview + Survivor Series 2010 Roundtable with Keller, Mitchell, McNeill
In this "Wildcard Tuesday" edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast, Wade interviews AEW announcer Tony Schiavone first and then presents the previously VIP-exclusive post-WWE Survivor Series 2010 Roundtable where Wade was joined by PWTorch columnists Bruce Mitchell and Pat McNeill to review the entire PPV including the Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett main event with John Cena as special referee with a major stipulation.
The Schiavone interview covers a wide array of topics including:
How has he had to adjust his announcing style during the pandemic?
Has he had trouble knowing the tone to strike with angles and promos without crowd responses?
How involved is Tony Khan in his headset as he calls matches on Dynamite?
Would the Chris Jericho-MJF alliance be on a different course if large crowds were reacting every week to their segments?
How does he feel about Ricky Starks and Eddie Kingston being added to the roster and shining right away as new heel acts?
Has it been a challenge knowing the tone to strike with Kenny Omega's character during his subtle and slow-burn heel turn?
How does he think fans would be responding to The Young Bucks vs. FTR given how the Bucks treated him on camera and other non-wrestlers?
What did the Jacksons tell him their goal was in acting out as they have in recent weeks?
Plus a great story about Larry Zbyszko behind the scenes during the WCW Nitro era.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Enjoy it, but
Way too many commercials. No justification for it.
Awful. Why Bruce Mitchell is given a platform is one of the worlds greatest mysteries . Keller can be tolerable when he’s not rewriting promos and imitating wrestlers .
VIP Membership Plug-fest
The content is okay. I agree with Wade some of the time, I disagree with him some of the time. My issue is that the plugs for this show, plus Wade’s use of filler words “uh”, “er”, “you know” adds easily an extra hour onto the show. It’s hard to focus on the content when every 3 minutes you’re reminded of how you can skip ads and get back issues from 20 years ago. Also, surely Wade has notes and rehearses this Podcast a little. The amount of filler words is reminiscent of a 5 year old giving their presentation at school, not a long-standing ‘journalist’. Think before you speak, son. I’d pay for a VIP Membership if he could edit out all of the “um’s” and “er’s”. Maybe that could be his next plug?