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S2 Episode 5: National Identity

10/15/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:56:23


S2 Episode 4: Dirt Sheets

10/1/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:48:51


S2 Episode 3: Trump

9/17/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:44:21


S2 Episode 2: British

9/3/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:58:52


S2 Episode 1: Intergender

8/21/2017
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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 guests in this episode are Bob Zmuda, Klondyke Kate, Abbey Laith, Kris Levin, Andy Quildan and Dave Meltzer. 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...

Duration: 00:57:14


#7 Kurt Angle

3/23/2016
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In one of his most open and candid interviews in recent years, Kurt Angle speaks to The World According To Wrestling about a potential return to WWE, the drug problems in the past, how WWE deals with injuries now, what he thinks of Gable and Jordan, Shane McMahon, the different phases of his career and lots more. Original music in this episode by WeAmSam. Thanks to Kurt Angle, Danny Smith, Rob Brandon, Vicky Thomas, Paul Cooper, Alasdair Davies, Andy Spratley and Amer Chadha-Patel.

Duration: 00:28:42


#5 Bill DeMott

2/17/2016
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Bill DeMott, former Head Trainer at NXT and WWE's Performance Center - and WWE, WCW and ECW superstar - talks about the training process, character development, women's wrestling, breakout stars and lots more. Original music in this episode by WeAmSam. Thanks to Bill DeMott, Rob Brandon, Danny Smith, Ben Higgs, Vicky Thomas, Paul Cooper, Alasdair Davies, Andy Spratley and Amer Chadha-Patel.

Duration: 00:39:41