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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

Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast Wade Keller & PWTorch

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    • 3.9 • 739 Ratings

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 - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago (7-3-2012): Keller & Powell discuss Cena-Punk, Vince digs at Hulk, Money in the Bank, Doink, more

    WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago (7-3-2012): Keller & Powell discuss Cena-Punk, Vince digs at Hulk, Money in the Bank, Doink, more

    In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (7-3-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell take live phone calls and answer email questions on a wide variety of topics including lots of thoughts on the previous night's Raw, Money in the Bank speculation, TNA, Doink, C.M. Punk-John Cena, Vince McMahon's digs at Hulk Hogan, protecting wrestlers' heel characters, and more.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    WKPWP Interview Classic with ex-WWE Creative John Piermarini (10 Yrs Ago): Reaction to Cena divorce, Cena-Rock dynamite, Lesnar push, more

    WKPWP Interview Classic with ex-WWE Creative John Piermarini (10 Yrs Ago): Reaction to Cena divorce, Cena-Rock dynamite, Lesnar push, more

    In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (6-29-2012), Wade Keller interviews former WWE Creative Team member John Piermarini (2009-2010), who returned to the show for the first time this year. He reacted to major stories this week and biggest stories so far this year including the John Cena-Rock dynamic, the push of Brock Lesnar, the Cena divorce, Cena's nine year old fan's comment this week, his reaction to last night's Impact, and much more all from the perspective of someone who worked closely behind the scenes with Vince McMahon and current top stars.

    • 2 hr 41 min
    WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (6-28-2017): Keller & Powell discuss Miz with Ball family, GLOW, Summerslam speculation, Slammiversary, Cena

    WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (6-28-2017): Keller & Powell discuss Miz with Ball family, GLOW, Summerslam speculation, Slammiversary, Cena

    In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (6-28-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net’s Jason Powell discuss GLOW, Impact-GFW merger, Slammiversary, Jinder Mahal, Post-Shake-up Smackdown blues, the Great Balls of Fire name, Jinder Mahal’s progress, and more with callers and emails in the mix. Then, in the previously VIP-exclusive Aftershow, Wade and Jason discuss the Women’s Money in the Bank redo, Miz TV with Ball Family, Lana’s loss, John Cena’s announcement, Summerslam speculation, ROH’s future, Cody’s chances against Okada, and more.

    • 2 hr 22 min
    WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago (6-26-2012): Keller & Powell talk Cena's asinine nine year old comment, unnecessary digs at Piper & Foley

    WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago (6-26-2012): Keller & Powell talk Cena's asinine nine year old comment, unnecessary digs at Piper & Foley

    In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (6-26-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell take live phone calls and answer email questions on a wide variety of topics including lots of thoughts on a newsworthy Raw including unnecessary digs at Roddy Piper and Mick Foley, John Cena's asinine nine year old comment, Chris Jericho's return, Money in the Bank developments, and much more on Raw. Plus reaction to the A.J. Styles-Dixie Carter reveal on Impact and other random topics.

    • 2 hr 23 min
    WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship - Keller & Fann: In-person at Forbidden Door, Cena on Raw, Khan media scrum, MITB preview & picks, McMahon scandal

    WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship - Keller & Fann: In-person at Forbidden Door, Cena on Raw, Khan media scrum, MITB preview & picks, McMahon scandal

    PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Rich Fann, a Pro Wrestling Torch columnist. They  discuss these topics:

    - In-person at AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door
    - Claudio's upside in AEW
    - Tony Khan media scrum highlights
    - John Cena's return at Raw and the awkwardness of McMahon leaving the ring
    - WWE Money in the Bank preview and picks
    - Vince McMahon scandal
    - More

    • 2 hr 2 min
    WKPWP Interview Classic with Matt Hardy (10 Yrs Ago): Keller and callers ask about his regrets and mistakes, wrestling injured, more

    WKPWP Interview Classic with Matt Hardy (10 Yrs Ago): Keller and callers ask about his regrets and mistakes, wrestling injured, more

    In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (6-24-2012), Wade Keller interviews former WWE and TNA wrestler Matt Hardy. He talks about his path to recovery from addiction, his regrets including some public internet stunts and videos he'd like to take back, how he approaches his current phase in life, what changes he thinks the leading promotions should take to improve the welfare of wrestlers, and much more. Live callers and email questions add to the mix of topics that include career highlights, Jeff Hardy's maturing and life changes, his future in wrestling, and the upcoming Extreme Rising event where he faces Jerry Lynn for the first time ever.

    • 2 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
739 Ratings

739 Ratings

PKBuzzard ,

We Dislike Wrestling Podcast

Welcome to the “We Dislike Wrestling Podcast” (apologies to Mike McCarthy for stealing his gimmick). I was a PW Torch VIP subscriber for years, and then I just started to dislike wrestling. So I canceled my sub and to my surprise my enjoyment of wrestling came back. I started to listen to this podcast and realized that the conversation, while journalistic and professional, was mostly geared toward the negative elements of the wrestling genre. I’d advise mixing in something like Sam Roberts “Notsam Wrestling” if you plan to make this one part of your regular rotation.

64rj__ ,

Ads Everywhere, Horrendous Callers

The show is all ads. I’ve never seen a podcast so incessant on annoying their free listener so much with the intent of getting them to pay for VIP.

Each podcast opens with 6-7 minutes of ads. I’d wager 45-50 minutes of each show is ads. There are ways to get people to subscribe to your Patreon or subscription service without such a antiquated strategy. It’s off putting. This goes without mentioning how often Wade refers to free listeners as “free loaders.” If there’s so much dislike for your non-paying listener, just make a full paywall. That would seem to satisfy everyone.

Wade is obviously knowledgeable about the industry and does have various co-hosts who are interesting. But it can often be very dry. Any kind of interesting conversation of the day is withheld from show reviews - so on days of major stories cracking, we’re subject to just hearing about every Raw segment in order. There is more analysis on the “blue” show (why does he separate them?), but again, it can range from mildly interesting to a complete bore. Callers are all old, so as someone in my 20s, I don’t feel I belong here whatsoever.

Lastly - I’m over Wade peddling neoliberal hot takes in Summer 2022. Every podcast is referring to Russia as a war state, discussing a “coup,” etc etc. It’s misinformation - if you want to be political, discuss the warmongerers at NATO. Discuss the billions and billions of dollars of American taxpayer money going to a war regime in Ukraine while Americans can’t fill their gas tank or buy groceries. Maybe instead of focusing on the last president who wasn’t in office - focus on the current president who doesn’t wield power in any way, and who has subsequently chosen not to defend abortion rights. Maybe read about the deal he’s struck with Mitch McConnell. Which many should find as a betrayal. Wade is very “vote blue no matter who” which at this point is the blue equivalent to a red MAGA hat. I’m just tired of it. You’d think someone who fancies themselves as a history buff in their own industry like Wade does would surely understand the complexities of these complexes more than what Stephen King or Palmer Report tweets. I’m sorry, at a point, it’s just off putting and shows your complete lack of knowledge on the world around you. So don’t discuss it.

Kipmoney ,

I’d rate it zero stars if i could

Dude posted a show last night and touted it as “Ad free” only to begin with 15 + minutes of adds. Not only that had adds all throughout the show, I’d say more than ever. Somebody please pay for this VIP crap before he starves. Geez!

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