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Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

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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

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

Location:

St Paul, MN

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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

Language:

English


Episodes

WKPWP Interview Classics w/Robert Stone (Robbie E) and Mike "Nova" Bucci (Simon Dean) from 10 Yrs Ago talking career highlights, aspirations

8/13/2022
In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (8-10-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews Robbie E., now Robert Stone in NXT, about the biggest match of his career on Sunday's Hardcore Justice PPV with Jeff Hardy, James Storm, and Bully Ray. First, though, a show dedicated to TNA with live callers and email questions along with Keller's preview of Hardcore Justice, thoughts on last night's Impact, Aces & Eights speculation, and ratings analysis. Then in a bonus...

Duration:01:52:15

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (8-10-2017): Keller & Mitchell: Infuriating shortcoming of WWE, Summerslam, NXT Takeover, Cena promo, more

8/11/2022
In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (8-10-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by PWTorch senior columnist Bruce Mitchell for the Thursday Flagship episode. They discuss an infuriating shortcoming of basic storytelling and presentation of characters by WWE including putting the brand above the wrestlers and having announcers react inconsistently to key facets of the stories they tell. They also dissect the John Cena promo...

Duration:02:13:59

WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship - Keller & Powell talk Levesque's early changes to WWE, should AEW respond to WWE, AEW's TV deal concerns, more

8/10/2022
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They discuss these topics: - Evaluating early indications of what Paul Levesque is going to do differently than Vince McMahon - Will Riddle be a changed character next week on Raw? - Karrion Kross's arrival and how he can be best utilized. - Is it likely Sasha Banks and Naomi return? - Will Tony Khan change AEW in response to...

Duration:01:53:20

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago w/ Keller & Powell (8-7-2012): Has C.M. Punk's heel turn worked, new Raw intro song, HBK appearance, more

8/7/2022
In this week’s Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (8-7-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net’s Jason Powell take live phone calls and answer email questions on a wide variety of topics including has C.M. Punk’s heel turn worked, new Raw intro song, Shawn Michaels appearance, Summerslam hype, three-hour format week three, and more.

Duration:02:34:38

WKPWP Interview Classics with Sean "X-Pac" Waltman (10 Yrs Ago): Insight backstage at Raw #1,000 including Rock, Punk, Undertaker, Vince, DX

8/6/2022
In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (7-20-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews Sean "X-Pac" Waltman who provides extensive insight from being backstage and on camera at Raw #1,000 including Rock, Punk, Undertaker, Vince McMahon, DX, and many other subjects. Sean talks about Scott Hall saying in a Torch Talk that he and Kevin Nash checked out on trying to help WCW succeed after Eric Bischoff treated Sean poorly and fired him to get back at them. Live calls and...

Duration:02:51:58

WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin: Triple H's strong start, AEW vs. WWE ratings lately, review of Raw, Dynamite, UFC, NXT, more

8/5/2022
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Todd Martin, a PWTorch VIP analyst. They discuss these topics: - A review of AEW Rampage - Rampage's declining viewership - A review of Dynamite - Comparing Dynamite and NXT ratings lately - Thoughts on the announced AEW support staff under Tony Khan - A review of WWE Smackdown - A review of WWE Raw including what stood out as different - NXT 2.0 review - The...

Duration:02:01:31

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (8-3-2017): Keller & Powell talk Nakamura, Gable, Jordan-Miz TV, Lesnar-Jones, Summerslam, Bray, Shield

8/3/2022
In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (8-3-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by ProWrestling.net’s Jason Powell to cover the top stories of the week in pro wrestling including Shinsuke Nakamura’s big win, Chad Gable vs. Rusev, Jason Jordan on Miz TV, Brock Lesnar-Jon Jones, Summerslam, Broken Matt-GFW battle, Alberto and Paige, plus a dip into the WKPWP Mailbag on Bray, Shield, WWE Financials, and much more.

Duration:01:45:19

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago w/ Keller & Powell (7-31-2012): Comparing main event potential of Cody, Ziggler, Cesaro, rape joke, more

8/2/2022
In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (7-31-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell discuss and dissect Raw #1,001 including why the ratings plummeted after last week's huge success, analysis of A.W.'s endorsement of his wrestler by comparing his ring style to a man committing rape, did it work against C.M. Punk that his first heel promo included arguing with another top heel, plus much more. Live calls...

Duration:03:01:05

WKPWP Interview Classics with John Morrison and Insane Clown Posse (10 Yrs Ago): JBL backstage issues, Ziggler success, WCW Nitro era, more

7/31/2022
In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (7-20-2012), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews former WWE wrestler John Morrison. He talks about his upcoming JCW live event next month, his backstage issues with JBL, his favorite in-ring wrestling moments, the psychology of being a babyface or a heel, how he feels about Dolph Zigger's success, his reaction to Joey Mercury's face being bashed in by the ladder, the opponent he most wishes he could have wrestled that he never...

Duration:02:35:07

WKPWP Interview Classics with Jake Hager & John Piermarini and Tommy Rich (5 Yrs Ago): Exploring wrestler-writer dynamic behind scenes, more

7/30/2022
In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (7-6-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews ex-WWE Creative Team member John Piermarini and former WWE World Champion Jack Swagger. The focus of the interview is on the dynamic and creative process between a WWE Creative Team member and a wrestler. Do the same writers usually work with the same wrestlers? How did John and Jack become friend and how did that help the creative process? What was it like working with Vince...

Duration:02:02:21

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago (7-24-2012): Keller & Powell discuss Raw 1,000 including mega-ratings, Punk's apparent turn, more

7/28/2022
In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (7-24-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell discuss and dissect Raw #1,000 from many angles, including breaking news during the show regarding the great TV ratings for the show. They focus on C.M. Punk's apparent heel turn and future opponents and A.J. being appointed Raw G.M., along with taking live calls and answering email questions on the show. In the VIP Aftershow,...

Duration:02:51:51

WKPWP - Flagship - Keller & Heydorn talk Vince retirement and Triple H taking over as Head of Creative, Mailbag questions on future of WWE

7/26/2022
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Zack Heydorn from PWTorch.com. They discuss primarily the retirement of Vince McMahon and the appointment of Paul Levesque to Head of Talent relations. They discuss what to expect and what not to expect in terms of changes in the on-air product, the behind-the-scenes traps that could derail them but also the positive changes that could make WWE fans feel better about...

Duration:02:37:10

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (7-20-2017): Keller & Mitchell talk Shane McMahon helicopter incident, Brody documentary, Cena’s flag waving

7/25/2022
In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (7-20-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch senior columnist Bruce Mitchell for the debut episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast on the Podcast One network. They discuss the top stories of the week including... - Brock Lesnar’s potential return to UFC next year - Shane McMahon’s close call in a helicopter emergency landing on Wednesday and the history of plane crashes...

WKPWP Interview Classic with Sean Mooney (5 Yrs Ago): Fascinating insights into Vince McMahon, interviewing Trump, backstage at first Raw

7/23/2022
In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (7-23-2017), Wade Keller interviewed Sean Mooney, ex-WWF announcer from late ‘80s to early ‘90s talking Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan, Jesse Ventura, Gorilla Monsoon, Prime Time Wrestling, Lord Alfred Hayes, the feeling backstage after the very first episode of Monday Night Raw, the opening of the WWF Headquarters in Stamford, Conn., interviewing Donald Trump, his worst memory in WWE, and much more with live caller and email...

Duration:02:16:30

WKPWP - Flagship from 10 Yrs Ago (7-17-2012): Keller & Powell discuss Summerslam line-up, MITB fallout, Raw #1000, Impact, more

7/21/2022
In this week's Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from ten years ago (7-17-2012), host Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell take live phone calls and answer email questions on a wide variety of topics including Raw ratings analysis, Money in the Bank fallout, Summerslam line-up, Impact analysis, Raw #1,000 rating predictions, and much more including some talk about the "Breaking Bad" season opener.

Duration:02:26:34

WKPWP - Tuesday Flagship w/Keller & Powell (pt. 1 of 2): Is Summerslam worthy of name this year, full preview of announced matches, more

7/20/2022
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents part one of a two part Tuesday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net. They discuss these topics: - Does this year's WWE Summerslam line-up and hype live up to Summerslam standards? - A full preview of the announced matches and analysis of the hype so far - Jeff Jarrett special referee announcement - How to better utilize Omos than having him dominate the Street Profits - A...

Duration:01:36:16

WKPWP Interview Classics w/Dustin Rhodes & Daffney (10 Yrs Ago): Dustin talks addiction recovery and working for WWE, Daffney talks career

7/17/2022
In this week's Interview Classic episode from ten years ago (7-13-2012), Bruce Mitchell guest-hosted and interviewed former WWE star and current AEW wrestler "Goldust" Dustin Runnels discussing what he was up to post-WWE, addiction recovery and being sober for four years, why his Brother vs. Brother match idea with Cody Rhodes was shot down, whether he wants to return to WWE, his relationship with father Dusty Rhodes, whether he's been contacted for Raw #1,000, wanting to capture the NWA...

Duration:02:42:22

WKPWP Interview Classics: Ex-WWE Creative Matt McCarthy (5 Yrs Ago) talks McMahon changing mind on wrestlers + Kyle O'Reilly (10 Yrs Ago)

7/16/2022
In this week's Interview Classic episode from five years ago (7-6-2017), Wade Keller interviews ex-WWE Creative Team member Matt McCarthy, who discusses top WWE storylines such as Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe, the Hype Bros., Randy Orton-Aiden English, and Big Cass and Enzo. He also rants about some of the fans at New Japan’s Long Beach, Calif. events this weekend, which he attended. Plus, what match or moment stood out the most from the NJ shows? Also, he discusses moments from his time in...

Duration:02:33:26

WKPWP - Thursday Flagship - Keller & Martin: Latest Vince development, Big E's uncertain future, UFC's top star depth, Reigns-Lesnar hype

7/15/2022
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents the Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast with guest co-host Todd Martin, a PWTorch VIP analyst. They discuss these topics: - The impact of the latest reporting by the Wall Street Journal regarding Vince McMahon's payments to women not previously reported, plus the new details on the paralegal who was part of the original WSJ reporting. Will Vince McMahon pay a big price for this? How has WWE handled this so far from a public...

Duration:02:34:32

WKPWP - Flagship from 5 Yrs Ago (7-12-2017): Keller & Powell talk Lesnar, Samoa Joe, Enzo-Cass, Cena, Styles, Social Media with live callers

7/12/2022
In this Flagship Flashback episode of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast from five years ago (7-12-2017), PWTorch editor Wade Keller and ProWrestling.net’s Jason Powell answer calls about Lesnar, Samoa Joe, Enzo-Cass, Alberto, SMW, Cena, Styles, Battleground, Jinder, and more with callers. Then, in the previously VIP-exclusive Aftershow, they ponder possible changes to the Roster Split set-up, social media prudence for wrestlers, the GFW Alberto suspension, and reflecting on the top...

Duration:02:31:33