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Former World Championship Wrestling producer Neal Pruitt - perhaps best known to fans as the unforgettable voice of the New World Order - discusses the previously unheard stories behind the production of a variety of classic WCW Nitro moments.

Former World Championship Wrestling producer Neal Pruitt - perhaps best known to fans as the unforgettable voice of the New World Order - discusses the previously unheard stories behind the production of a variety of classic WCW Nitro moments.
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Former World Championship Wrestling producer Neal Pruitt - perhaps best known to fans as the unforgettable voice of the New World Order - discusses the previously unheard stories behind the production of a variety of classic WCW Nitro moments.

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English


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Episode 22: Branding the nWo and more with Kemper Rogers (Part 2)

2/19/2018
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In Part 2 of our interview with WCW's Senior Editor Kemper Rogers, we learn the secrets of wrestling videography! Listen closely as 'The World's Strongest Editor' describes the techniques informing the production of some memorable WCW moments, including Eric Bischoff's 'Citizen Kane' opening at the nWo Souled Out pay-per-view, 'the King of the Road' match between Dustin Rhodes and Blacktop Bully, plus an infamous music video involving the American Males! It's the type of insight you get ONLY...

Duration:01:05:39

Episode 21: Branding the nWo and more with Kemper Rogers (Part 1)

2/12/2018
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Kemper Rogers is often cited as one of the unsung heroes of WCW. As a Senior Editor working in production, Rogers developed many of the audiovisual effects associated with the nWo, a feat even more impressive upon consideration of the temporal context. With relatively primitive tools at his disposal - at least in comparison to contemporary standards - Rogers combined with Neal Pruitt to form a prolific duo in branding the renegade group of the '90s. Learn more this week (and next) - only on...

Duration:01:18:03

Episode 20: Producing Nitro (Part 5)

2/4/2018
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We wrap up our Producing Nitro series this week by examining the third hour of the 10/05/98 Monday Nitro. In a particular highlight, Neal breaks down an infamous WCW segment involving Hollywood Hogan, Eric Bischoff and the (Ultimate) Warrior! Sweeeet! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neal-pruitts-secrets-of-wcw-nitro/id1276032841?mt=2 Subscribe on Android: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ipkzridq3wpauwkb2wkdl4de4su Twitter: @secretsofnitro Facebook:...

Duration:01:36:50

Episode 19: Producing Nitro (Part 4)

1/28/2018
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Aided by the show format and an array of listener questions, Guy and Neal continue their look at the 10/05/98 edition of WCW Monday Nitro. Along the way, Neal breaks down a memorable nWo video in impeccable detail, revealing the intricacies involved in making 'The Better Brother'. Also this week: the mystery of Goldberg's piped-in chants, Steve Austin's trepidation over promos, a cool Eric Bischoff tidbit and much more! Subscribe on...

Duration:01:38:18

Episode 18: Producing Nitro (Part 3)

1/21/2018
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Lots of interesting topics this week including Nitro Parties, analytics in wrestling, mic'ing the ring, script terminology, strategies for engaging the crowd, and more! Enjoy! Twitter: www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro Facebook: www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro E-mail: secretsofnitro@gmail.com Pre-order the book 'NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW' at www.wcwnitrobook.com

Duration:01:17:18

Episode 17: Producing Nitro (Part 2)

1/15/2018
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With the 10/05/98 Nitro script in hand, Neal and Guy embark on the most detailed review of a wrestling show known to man! Twitter: www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro Facebook: www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro E-mail: secretsofnitro@gmail.com Pre-order the book 'NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW' at www.wcwnitrobook.com

Duration:01:10:45

Episode 16: Producing Nitro (Part 1)

1/7/2018
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Neal and Guy start 2018 by introducing a new mini-series, Producing Nitro. For the next four weeks, we invite you to participate in a one-of-a-kind listening experience - an interactive review of a classic Nitro episode! Here's how it works: 1) Go to www.wcwnitrobook.com and download the Nitro script for 10/05/98; 2) Watch the 10/05/98 Nitro episode on WWE Network; 3) Send in your questions and comments to secretsofnitro@gmail.com 4) Listen to the podcast each week as we dissect the...

Duration:01:02:16

Episode 15: Working with Macho Man, Reconciling with Luger, Producing at Center Stage plus more!

12/18/2017
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We open the mailbag once again to answer YOUR questions! Topics include working with the Macho Man, reconciling with Lex Luger, producing at Center Stage, and much more! Happy holidays everyone! http://www.wcwnitrobook.com http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro secretsofnitro@gmail.com

Duration:01:02:20

Episode 14: Tank Sinatra

12/10/2017
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Neal welcomes back Jason Douglas, former WCW producer and award-winning digital content creator, to discuss an assortment of tremendous topics including: You don't want to miss this one! Enjoy and as always, please spread the word! http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro secretsofnitro@gmail.com www.wcwnitrobook.com

Duration:01:43:56

Episode 13: 'Nature Boy' Director Rory Karpf joins Secrets of Nitro!

12/4/2017
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Director Rory Karpf joins Neal Pruitt's Secrets of WCW Nitro to discuss his recent documentary on Ric Flair, the fan reaction since the special aired, profound words from Shawn Michaels, being in college during the Monday Night Wars, and much more! http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro secretsofnitro@gmail.com

Duration:00:54:43

Episode 12: WCW's Cameraman Extraordinaire - Tim 'Snake' Snyder with some classic WCW stories!

11/27/2017
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Neal catches up with WCW's cameraman extraordinaire - Tim 'Snake' Snyder - and the duo swap stories on some classic WCW moments, including: Halloween Havoc '98Thursday Thunder And much more! http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro secretsofnitro@gmail.com

Duration:01:20:04

Episode 11: March 26th, 2001

11/20/2017
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The end of Nitro. The end of an era. The end...of WCW. Neal Pruitt was there to see it all happen. Hear his story on this week's Secrets of Nitro! http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro http://www.wcwnitrobook.com secretsofnitro@gmail.com

Duration:01:15:15

Episode 10: The Mailbag Unleashed (Part 2)

11/13/2017
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Stories, stories, stories galore! Another insane Klondike Bill tale, Van Hammer's music video, Buff Bagwell antics, Rick Rude's tattoo, Lee Marshall's Road Reports, a funny 'rib' on Jim Cornette, Ted Turner's edict on blading, the greatest matches no-one ever saw, and much more! http://www.wcwnitrobook.com http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro secretsofnitro@gmail.com

Duration:01:10:00

Episode 9: The Mailbag Unleashed (Part 1)

11/6/2017
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How heavy were the WCW letters on the Nitro set? What was with The Giant falling off Cobo Hall? Is it true Hulk Hogan loved the 'Phony Sting' character? All this and more as we unleash the Secrets of Nitro Mailbag! http://www.wcwnitrobook.com http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro

Duration:01:03:07

Episode 8: WCW at Disney (Part 2) plus Tony Schiavone interview!

10/23/2017
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In Part 2 of our look at WCW's Disney Era, Neal pulls back the curtain and reveals some never-before-heard insight on a classic nWo moment. And then, for the final hour, the great Tony Schiavone blesses the airwaves with an in-depth interview! Enjoy! http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro secretsofnitro@gmail.com www.wcwnitrobook.com

Duration:01:47:13

Episode 7: WCW at Disney (Part 1)

10/16/2017
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In Part 1 of our look at WCW's Disney era, Neal Pruitt discusses taping mass amounts of syndicated television in advance, life on the road, managing extreme personalities, producing Ted Turner (!) and much more! Coming next week - a double episode - Part 2 AND Neal's interview with Tony Schiavone! www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro www.wcwnitrobook.com

Duration:00:53:08

Episode 6: Missed Opportunities

10/9/2017
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In a mammoth 2 hour edition of Secrets of Nitro, Neal and Guy speak with former WCW producer Jason Douglas about some of the hits and misses of the Monday Nitro era. Along the way, the conversation flows into many interesting areas, including the dangers of being a 'mark' in the wrestling business, the tactics used by wrestlers to manipulate production staff, and Steve Austin overcoming his fear of cutting promos?!? Enjoy!

Duration:02:02:26

Episode 5: Einsteiners

10/2/2017
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In Episode 5 of Secrets of Nitro, former WCW feature producer Neal Pruitt reflects on the production of the Steiner Brothers car crash stunt, a segment which aired on the February 17th 1997 edition of WCW Monday Nitro. Along the way, we hear various anecdotes about the 'Einsteiners', and in an amusing sidebar, Neal reveals his role in producing a classic promo for Big Poppa Pump's latest business venture - Shoney's! Enjoy, subscribe and spread the...

Duration:00:57:08

Episode 4: Remembering Bobby Heenan

9/25/2017
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In a very special episode of Neal Pruitt's Secrets of WCW Nitro, a variety of former WCW personalities pay tribute to the life and career of 'The Brain'. http://www.facebook.com/secretsofnitro http://www.twitter.com/secretsofnitro http://www.wcwnitrobook.com

Duration:01:40:32

Episode 3: The Nature Boy's Ride To Hell

9/18/2017
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On February 15th 1999, Ric Flair entered a limousine with his arch enemy Eric Bischoff at the wheel. What followed you ask? A classic nWo beatdown, broadcast to millions at home via a brave camera crew, a precariously hanging searchlight, and...a helicopter? Feature producer Neal Pruitt was there - and he has the story on this week's Secrets of WCW Nitro! www.wcwnitrobook.com @secretsofnitro Facebook.com/secretsofnitro

Duration:01:40:07

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