Phil Schneider and guests discuss Bloody Wrestling Matches from his book. Way of the Blade: 100 of the Greatest Bloody Matches in Wrestling History available on Amazon
Murakami vs. Nagata with Filthy Tom Lawlor
Phil is joined by pro wrestler and ex-UFC fighter Filthy Tom Lawlor to talk about Kazunari Murakami vs. Yuji Nagata from New Japan December 2002. We talk about the beauty of simplistic wrestling, who hit Tom the hardest in the ring, and overlaps between MMA and pro-wrestling.
Tenryu vs. Fujinami with David Bixenspan
Phil talks with writer and podcaster David Bixenspan about Genichiro Tenryu vs. Tatsumi Fujinami from the New Japan Dome show. We debate whether Tenryu was protecting Fujinami or abusing him, and how much a broke bloody nose hurts
2021 Year in Blood with Eric Ritz
Special Episode of Way of the Blade Pod as Eric and I look back on the best bloody matches of 2021, we talk about Mickie Knuckles and Tank's triumphant comeback, the greatness of CM Punk and Eddie Kingston and the all time iconic year of Black Terry
Slaughter vs. Sheik with Owen Ellickson
Phil is joined by TV Writer(The Office, Superstore) and DVDVR veteran Owen Ellickson to talk bombastic 80s wrestling, NBA conspiracy theories and much more
Kawada vs. Taue with Alan Counihan
Phil talks with Alan Counihan of the Pro-Wrestling torch about the nasty fist fight between Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue. We talk about the 4 Pillars era of All Japan, the weird Kawada US and Canadian excursion and much more
Savage/Adonis vs. Santana/Bruno with Lee Benaka
Phil talks with wrestling historian and member of the board of the Pro Wrestling Studies Association about the cage match with Tito Santana and Bruno Sammartino against Randy Savage and Adrian Adonis. We discusses the academic study of pro-wrestling and a long aside on the career of Evad Sullivan
Way of the Blade is such an amazing show. Phil is incredibly knowledgeable about wrestling. So it’s fun to listen to him and his guest break down matches from the book. But in the course of the podcast they will recommend other matches. It’s just a really fun show. Listen to it and pick up the book as well.
I absolutely love hearing Phil speak on these matches and surrounding/adjacent matches and territories. I consider myself a die hard wrestling fan, but Phil teaches me a ton. He’s seen some amazing and obscure matches. And they’re so much fun to hear about. His book rocks, too.