Talk Is Jericho

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Recorded from all over the globe, multiple time world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy and New York Times best-selling author Chris Jericho rocks the podcast world with "Talk Is Jericho," his unique take on all things pop culture and entertainment. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, music, television, movies, comedy, and the paranormal!! All-ages welcome. No ID required!

Episode Date
Jericho vs Bischoff in WCW - the 83 Weeks Rebuttal
02:09:13

It’s rebuttal time as Y2J shares his own recollections about his time at WCW with “83 Weeks” cohost, Conrad Thompson. The tables are turned as Conrad guides the discussion through Y2J’s relationships with Eric Bischoff, Kevin Sullivan, and Scott Hall; his early matches; first big feud; the introduction and development of Ralphus; what really happened with Bill Goldberg and why that angle ended the way it did; the nWo; Jericho’s secret meeting with Vince McMahon and subsequent jump to WWE; the last ditch contract negotiations with Bischoff and WCW; and the ultimate demise of WCW.

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Jun 15, 2018
Derek Smalls Goes To Eleven
01:02:10

Legendary Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls cranks it to 11 on TIJ with some serious truth-telling to set the record straight about the hatchet job documentary, “This Is Spinal Tap.” He’s got scientific proof to refute the alleged stage screw-ups and tin foil zucchini mishap. He’s also talking Live Earth, Glastonbury, his preferred bathtub fitness routine, and his Lukewarm Water nickname. Plus, Derek’s got stories about recording his debut solo album, “Smalls Change,” and the many incredible guest musicians who helped him out with the concept record including Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Donald Fagen, and Dweezil Zappa.

Jun 13, 2018
AC/DC - From Angus to Axl with Chris Slade
01:07:12

Drummer Chris Slade returns to TIJ to talk AC/DC, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Axl Rose! He recounts how he was contacted by AC/DC’s manager about filling in for Rudd, who could no longer tour with the band due to his legal issues. Chris also shares details from Axl Rose’s AC/DC audition, what it was like touring with Axl, and how the band celebrated bassist Cliff Williams’ last night before retirement. Plus, you’ll hear about the time that Chris Slade met Bon Scott, and whether there may be more AC/DC gigs and albums in the future.

Jun 08, 2018
Wade Barrett's Vengeance
01:11:27

Wade Barrett (aka Stu Bennett in real life) returns to TIJ to talk about his departure from WWE and what he’s been doing since choosing to leave Vince McMahon and crew!  You’ll hear the why, how and when of that big decision, along with what came right after! Stu’s also talking about his move to NYC and his new acting career, including the movie “I Am Vengeance,” which will be in theaters this Fall… about the same time his new Netflix series, “Ultimate Beastmaster,” debuts And he’s got some thoughts on and insight to the very hot British wrestling scene!

Jun 06, 2018
Chris Tucker's Friday Rush Hour
01:07:20

Chris Tucker is bringing the funny to TIJ with stories from the sets of his most popular movies – “Friday,” “Rush Hour,” and “Jackie Brown!” He’s hung out with President Bill Clinton, U2’s Bono, and Oprah Winfrey.  Chris was also good friends with Michael Jackson and spent a lot of time at the Neverland Ranch; says he was inspired to do standup after seeing Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor; and tells the story about the gig that launced his Hollywood career!

Jun 01, 2018
Famous Bouncers with Paul Lazenby
01:04:53

Paul Lazenby is cohost of the “Killing The Town” podcast with Don Callis, one of Y2J’s oldest friends in the pro-wrestling business, a former MMA fighter, a Hollywood stuntman, a former bouncer, and a book author.  And he’s talking about all of that and more on TIJ!  Discover how Y2J and Lance Storm first met Paul at the Hart’s Family Wrestling School in Calgary, who came up with his first ever gimmick, his favorite and least favorite matches, and why he still travels the globe to watch wrestling. Paul’s also talking about fighting for Pancrase in Japan, his most dangerous movie stunts, working as a stunt double for Steve Austin, and how he ended up deliberately farting on Steven Segal.

May 30, 2018
Did Rocky Romero Invent Talk 'N Shop?
01:17:47

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Rocky Romero says he invented Talk ‘N Shop, and that’s why he wrote and recorded a diss track on Y2J, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson… for doing eps without Rocky and for doing ‘em wrong!  Hear that story along with Rocky’s tag team run in New Japan, how he made the transition to the New Japan office, what it was like training at the LA dojo with Finn Balor and Karl Anderson, and how New Japan catapulted Kenny Omega to star status! Plus, you’ll learn some nuances of the Japanese culture and language, what you should and shouldn’t buy out of a Japanese vending machine, and which is Rocky’s favorite alcoholic beverage sold in a can in Japan (and no, it’s not beer).

May 25, 2018
Classic Album Clash - Ozzy's "Blizzard" vs "Diary"
01:46:45

It’s Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary Of A Madman” vs “Blizzard Of Ozz” on this edition of Classic Album Clash!  And Fozzy guitarists Rich Ward and Billy Grey along with drummer Frank Fontsere, and special guest Merlin Alderslade, the editor of Metal Hammar magazine, join the debate over which album reigns supreme. They break them down track-by-track, share Ozzy stories and trivia in the process, discuss Randy Rhoads’ development and prowess as a guitarist, name favorite and not-so-favorite songs and solos, and cast a final vote for best album. Get in on the debate on twitter @TalkIsJericho!

May 23, 2018
And Justice For Five Finger Death Punch
01:05:34

Drummer Jeremy Spencer and guitarist Jason Hook from Five Finger Death Punch share the story behind FFDP’s origins – how they all got together and what finally convinced Jason to quit his gig with Alice Cooper and join FFDP. They’ve also got some details about FFDP’s new album, “And Justice For None.” Plus, Jason is talking about his killer new documentary, “Hired Gun,” which features all of the unsung musician heroes that play alongside some of music’s biggest legends! You’ll also discover some obscure 80s metal bands, who plays in Swinging Dildos, and why Jason calls Jeremy, “The Fonz.”

May 18, 2018
Freakshow Wrestling
01:11:34

Sinn Bodhi is the proprietor of Corey Taylor’s (of Slipknot fame) favorite wrestling company, Freakshow Wrestling in Las Vegas, Nevada… home to Franken Chicken! Sinn’s talking about all the crazy gimmicks that feature in his shows like Drugs Bunny, Andrea The Giant, God, Black Annie, Gaydolf Hitler, and the Ghost of Macho Man!  Discover how Freakshow came together, some of their most notorious matches, and why Chavo Guerrero ended up wrestling the Invisible Man! Plus, Sinn’s talking about his short-lived run at WWE at Kizarny, and what he learned from the late, great Dusty Rhodes.

May 16, 2018
With The Beatles Benante featuring Sami Zayn
01:44:50

Charlie “Beatles” Benante of Anthrax returns with special guest Sami Zayn to talk about the greatest band in rock and roll history – The Beatles!  They join Y2J in a discussion about three hand-picked albums: “Beatles For Sale,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” and “Abbey Road.” They’ve got fav and least fav songs, trivia and stories, and a thought or three about “Sun King.”

May 11, 2018
Daniel Bryan Returns... To Everything!
01:11:20

Daniel Bryan is BACK… and not just on TIJ!  Sure, he’s making a three-peat on this show, but he made a huge splash at WWE Backlash when he took out Big Cass last Sunday! So get ready to hear about his miraculous return to the ring, what it took to get back to wrestling, and why the YES chant is sweeter this time around! Plus, Daniel talks about living in John Cena’s house amidst all the strict rules, filming “Total Bellas” with wife Brie, his “plan B” if WWE had not cleared his return, working stiff, and the Bullet Club.

May 09, 2018
The Dark Matter and Mystery of Art Bell
01:14:37

Paranormal broadcasting legend Art Bell of “Coast To Coast” radio fame died on Friday, April 13th. Dave Schrader of Beyond The Darkness and Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer join Y2J to pay homage to the man who inspired all of them to do what they do.  They recount favorite Art Bell callers, guests, and topics, their own personal interactions with him, and the mystery surrounding Art’s own life, career and death.

May 04, 2018
The Young Bucks Take Over The World
01:09:34

The Young Bucks return to TIJ with tales of WWE invasions, cease & desists, and social media gone wrong (at least for friend Jimmy Jacobs). They’re talking New Japan, Pro Wrestling Guerilla, The Hardys, finishing moves, and FTR! Plus, they reveal who decides Bullet Club membership, and how they manage to run their merchandising empire out of their own garage!

May 02, 2018
Talk'n Shop SOBER in NYC
01:36:52

It’s Talk'n Shop SOBER in New York City… and that means the only shots that Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Chris Jericho, and rotating fourth, Curt Hawkins, are doing… are caffeine shots!  Recorded just before the RAW 25th Anniversary show, they’re telling stories about Terry Funk, Bill Goldberg, John Cena, Hornswoggle, and Steve Austin!  You’ll also hear the status of Gallows’ Tinder World Tour, what’s up with the cowboy boots, and what really happens when you pass out in front of the boys.

Apr 27, 2018
Craig Gass 2 - Electric Boogaloo
01:25:13

Craig Gass returns to TIJ with a huge announcement, and an arsenal of impressions including Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Sam Kinison, Mark Wahlberg, Lars Ulrich, and Al Pacino. He’s also got a great obscure impression, a story about meeting and befriending comedy legend George Carlin, details on his first introduction to Howard Stern, his epic fail at his first open mic, and an embarrassing run-in with Gene Simmons.

Apr 25, 2018
The X Factor of Blaze Bayley
01:22:53

Former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley caps UK Week on TIJ!  Hear the story of how he came to front Maiden after Bruce Dickinson originally left during the height of the band’s popularity, and how Blaze found out that he was no longer in Maiden because Bruce and Adrian Smith were both coming back! Blaze has stories about the crazy stadium tours, writing and recording two albums with Maiden, and working with guitarist Steve Harris.  He also has one big regret about his time with Maiden, and you’ll hear that too! Plus, Blaze has a new solo album out – it’s the last in a trilogy of albums that he’s been working on the last three years and it’s got quite an epic sci-fy story behind it.

Apr 20, 2018
In Memoriam - Bruno Sammartino Encore Presentation
01:56:30

TIJ pays tribute to the late, great Bruno Sammartino with this encore presentation of an episode originally recorded in December of 2016 and first released in June of 2017. 

He’s a legend, a pioneer, and held the World Championship for 12 years! Bruno Sammartino’s on TIJ! It’s an epic interview covering Bruno’s childhood in Italy, including how he lived in a cave in the mountains for 2 years to escape the Nazis in WWII before finally emigrating to the United States. He explains how he discovered bodybuilding as a teen, when he first met Arnold Schwarzenegger, why he turned down the NFL & the Pittsburgh Steelers to wrestle for WWF and Vince McMahon, and how he became World Champ. You’ll hear why he was blackballed from pro-wrestling, how he found his way back, what he thinks about his own WWE Hall of Fame induction, and how he ended up in a ring wrestling an orangatang! He’s also sharing stories about some of his incredible matches with the likes of Ivan Koloff, Killer Kowalski, Bill Watts, and Larry Zbyszko.

Apr 19, 2018
WWE UK with British Strong Style
01:18:00

Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, and Pete Dunne have been tearing it up on the British indie wrestling scene for years, and are now making waves in the States at NXT.  Hear how they got signed to WWE, what Steven Regal did for their respective careers, what they hope to accomplish in the States, and some of the biggest differences between England and America.  They’re also talking Mustache Mountain, Will Ospreay, Marty Scurll, the Butlins Camps, and wrestling tribute shows.

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Apr 18, 2018
Flat Earth Philosophy with David Weiss
01:15:06

David Weiss has come to an understanding about the earth – that it’s flat and not globe-shaped as we’re taught in school. The host of “The Flat Earth” podcast uses science and research to debunk some long-held beliefs about Planet Earth. He covers solar eclipses, the gravitational pull of the moon on oceans and tides, airplane flight paths, Antarctica, NASA images and pictures, the firmament, the horizon, and “predictive programming.” He also explains why Flat Earth is not accepted by the mainstream, and why more prominent leaders and celebrities are reluctant to publicly support the flat Earth.

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Apr 13, 2018
Nita Strauss - From School's Out to Shinsuke
01:17:49

Hurricane Nita Strauss is a kick-ass guitar player in Alice Cooper’s band, and also just played Shinsuke Nakamura to the ring at Wrestlemania 34. She’s a wrestling fan, calls Steve Vai her guitar hero, is about to be the first female guitarist to ever have an Ibanez signature guitar, played “Run, Run Rudolph” live onstage with Slash, Ace Frehley, and Dave Ellefson, and is also a member of The Iron Maidens.  She has a favorite wrestler, a favorite Alice song, and a great story from Motley Crue’s farewell tour.

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Apr 11, 2018
Teddy Hart Returns with Joey Janela
01:22:41

Teddy Hart was in a police chase, arrested, and spent 7 months in jail… but he considers himself lucky because it could’ve been 10-15 years!  Teddy’s telling that crazy story on his return to TIJ, and he’s also talking about his current run on the indie wrestling scene and how he hopes it’ll prove to WWE that he’s ready for another shot! Plus, Joey Janela drops in to talk about his Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2 wrestling show happening tonight at midnight in New Orleans, and what exactly inspired him to take a bump off the roof of a barn into the back of a pickup truck. The video went viral;  has millions of views… and now you’ll hear the story behind it.

Apr 06, 2018
The Best/Worst Wrestlemania Preview EVER!
01:37:55

Y2J and Fozzy production manager Jack Slade (who also happens to be the son of AC/DC drummer Chris Slade) preview this weekend’s Wrestlemania in New Orleans!  11 championship titles are on the line and they cover every single one (or at least attempt to).  They also predict the outcome of Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns, John Cena vs The Undertaker, AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura, Alexa Bliss vis Nia Jax, and Charlotte vs Asuka.  They weigh in on who should partner with Braun Strowman, Daniel Bryan’s return to wrestling, where Paul Heyman should be utilized next, and why the Bludgeon Brothers deserve to be Tag Team Champs.

Apr 04, 2018
Howard Jones Lights The Torch
01:12:40

Howard Jones’ band has a new name, Light The Torch, and their new studio album dropped today!  It’s called “Revival”… and Howard’s telling the whole story on TIJ!  He’s also speaking candidly about his battle with manic depression, the medication merry-go-round that affected his relationship with his former band, Killswitch Engage, and what exactly happened to Devil You Know. He’s sharing tour stories, camping stories, and stories about being mistaken for 80s British New Waver Howard Jones!

Mar 30, 2018
Classic Album Clash Nirvana - "In Utero" vs "Nevermind" with Big Cass
01:20:48

Big Cass is a Nirvana fan and that’s why he’s taking part in the Classic Album Clash Nirvana!  It’s “Nevermind” verses “In Utero” with Y2J, Big Cass, and personal trainer Rob from the Hard Nocks South gym in Florida (who also happens to be John Cena’s trainer).  They breakdown each track, talk album cover art, share all kinds of Nirvana trivia, and reveal personal favorites.  Which gets your vote? Chime in on twitter @talkisjericho!  

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Mar 28, 2018
The Outsiders 35th Anniversary with Danny Boy O'Connor
01:33:25

House of Pain’s Danny Boy O’Connor loves the movie “The Outsiders,” so much so that he bought the house used as the Curtis Brothers (Darry, Soda Pop, and Pony Boy) home in the film, and he’s turned it into “The Outsiders” museum!  Find out how he came to own it, what it’s taken to get it in museum shape, how he located many of the original props and costumes used in the movie, and which A-list stars from “The Outsiders” have helped out and come to see it.  Danny Boy’s got some great behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the movie, along with trivia about the cast and deleted scenes. Plus, Danny Boy’s also talkin’ House of Pain!

Mar 23, 2018
Chael Sonnen Sounds Off
01:22:38

Chael Sonnen is sounding off about everything as he returns to TIJ!  He’s got words about Braun Strowman’s angle at Fastlane and theories for what it means for Wrestlemania! He’s weighing in on Brock Lesnar’s UFC suspension and possible return to WWE. He’s got a definite opinion on Ronda Rousey, her influence in MMA, what she did for female athletes, and why he never considered her the best in the sport! He also offers up some words of advice as she makes her foray into WWE. He breaks down Phil Brooks’ (aka CM Punk) second chance at UFC, and why Dana White agreed to let him get back in the octagon.  And Chael’s also talking about his return to MMA – why he wanted to come back and what it’s like at Bellator.

Mar 21, 2018
Sami Callihan Against The World
01:05:00

Sami Callihan is the most controversial name in professional wrestling right now!  He’s got a huge chip on his shoulder. He’s pissed off, and he’s telling everyone why on TIJ! He’s got plenty to say about nearly costing Eddie Edwards his eye after smashing him in the face in the ring with a baseball bat. Yes, it was a horrible accident, but why isn’t Sami showing more remorse for what happened? You’ll find out. Plus, you’ll hear why he left WWE, what he’s doing for season 4 of Lucha Underground, whether his future with Impact is in jeopardy, and the best advice he ever got from Dusty Rhodes!

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Mar 16, 2018
Stone Temple Pilots
00:58:15

Stone Temple Pilots are back with a new singer AND a brand new, self-titled album, "Stone Temple Pilots" (coming out Friday 3/16/18).  Founding bassist Robert DeLeo and new singer Jeff Gutt fill in the details on Jeff’s audition process, writing & recording the new record, and playing their first live show together at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Robert’s also talking about Scott Weiland as a frontman, a songwriting partner, and what led to the band’s final rift with him.  And he remembers Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and what he misses most about the one-time STP singer!

Mar 14, 2018
The Rock N Roll Twilight Zone with Richard Syrett
01:10:16

If you love mysteries and conspiracy theories and rock & roll, then Richard Syrett and “The Rock N Roll Twilight Zone” is the show for you!  Richard is the latest to join The Jericho Network, and he’s sharing some of his incredible stories and investigations on TIJ!  Was Jimi Hendrix murdered? What about the curse surrounding the Buddy Holly plane crash? Is Tupac Shakur really alive? Who exactly is a member of the 27 Club (musicians who died at the age of 27)? And did Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful predict Brian Jones’ death by drowning?  Richard answers all of that and more!

Mar 09, 2018
The Rise of Spotify with Allison Hagendorf
01:15:54

Allison Hagendorf is the Global Head of Rock for Spotify! If it’s on the #RockThis playlist, it’s because Allison put it there!  She’s a bonafide lover of rock, only sees concerts if she can be in the pit, and has spent serious hangout time with U2, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame, and the late, great Chris Cornell!  Nirvana changed her life; grunge spoke to her like no other music did… and Bottle Rock is her new favorite music festival. She’s got great stories, great music recommendations, and some inside scoop on how Spotify is disrupting the music industry!

Mar 07, 2018
Glenn Jacobs for Mayor - Live In Knoxville
01:35:04

Glenn Jacobs came to Knoxville to work for Jim Cornette at Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and basically never left! That’s why he’s running for Mayor of Knox County! Hear his political agenda along with many great stories about his days as a professional wrestler!  He talks about his WWE career including his first-ever gimmick as Isaac Yankem (the wrestling dentist), his debut as Kane, the mask, the glove, “The Brothers of Destruction” tag team with The Undertaker, beating Stone Cold Steve Austin for the World Championship, the run-in Y2J pulled on him in India, and “Team Hell No.”  He also explains why he loved working with X-Pac, what inspired him to cut his hair, and why Roman Reigns is one of his favorite wrestlers working today.

Mar 02, 2018
Takin' Care Of Business with Randy Bachman
01:28:46

He’s a music legend and fellow Winnipegger!  Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and BTO fame joins TIJ to talk about his love of The Beatles, his new George Harrison tribute album, “By George By Bachman,” spending 10 months on the road with Van Halen, and joining Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band!  Randy’s also got stories about the pizza guy who plays on BTO’s famous single, “Taking Care Of Business,” the stuttering in “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” and how he came up with the infamous guitar riff that is “American Woman!”  You’ll find out why he left The Guess Who at the height of his fame, how he overcame being blackballed in the music business, and what his buddy Neil Young did for Randy and BTO.

Feb 28, 2018
Taz Shoots Straight
01:15:33

Taz makes his TIJ debut! Y2J’s old friend from ECW and WWE shoots straight on leaving ECW for WWE, his relationship with Paul Heyman, the Taz gimmick, his locker room reputation, and that incident with Rob Van Dam. Taz also remembers his top secret meeting with Vince McMahon, how he became a color commentator (against his will) at WWE, and why he ultimately left the company. Plus, he shares his thoughts on the demise of ECW.

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Feb 23, 2018
Saxon with Biff Byford
01:04:26

Biff Byford and Saxon have a brand new album out, “Thunderbolt,” and Biff explains why it’s so important for them to release a new album every couple of years. He’s also talking about touring, including their first-ever tour of the States supporting Rush on the “Moving Pictures Tour.” He’s got stories about Judas Priest, Spinal Tap (which was inspired by Saxon), and Metallica! You’ll find out why he doesn’t do vocal warm ups, which songs are still his favorite to perform live, and why he gives a lot of credit to Lemmy and Motorhead for Saxon’s success. Plus, you’ll hear him champion the return of the cassette tape as a means to distribute music!

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Feb 21, 2018
All Access with Scott Ian
01:14:26

Scott Ian of Anthrax has a new book out. It’s called “Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life,” and he’s sharing some of his crazy rock & roll tales with us! Hear how he saved the life of Robert Trujillo from Metallica while snowboarding, why he needed Gene Simmons’ permission for something Anthrax-related, what he thought when CNN reported that Anthrax had changed their name to Basketful of Puppies, and where he was when he met Sir Paul McCartney! Scott’s also talking about his first KISS concert, his love of The Beatles, why AC/DC’s Malcolm Young is one of his musical heroes, and what it was like being the first dude in metal to rock a shaved head and a beard!

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Feb 16, 2018
Will Ospreay And His Missus
01:08:47

It’s Valentine’s Day & we’re not heartless at TIJ! That’s why we’ve got Will Ospreay and his Missus, Bea Priestley, on the show!  Hear the story of how they met (and the embarrassing way Will introduced himself), why they both love working in Japan, and how they handle the long distances and traveling in their relationship. Plus, Will breaks down his incredible match with Ricochet, and shares some hilarious behind-the-scenes stories about the feud and match that erupted with Vader as a result. Will and Bea are talking favorite matches, backyard wrestling, and how Australia reinvigorated Will’s career!

Feb 14, 2018
Chavo Guerrero on Chavo Guerrero
01:09:26

Chavo Guerrero returns to TIJ to talk about his father, Chavo Classic (aka Chavo Guerrero Sr.).  And he’s getting real… speaking openly about his dad’s problems, their complicated relationship, and the reasons Chavo Sr. was fired from WWE three times!  He’s also sharing some great stories about the angle they did with Eddie Guerrero, Chavo Classic’s feud and great friendship with Roddy Piper, and Chavo Sr.’s run in Japan. Plus, Chavo breaks down some of his favorite matches of his dad’s, and what he learned about wrestling growing up in the Guerrero family.

Feb 09, 2018
Marvel vs DC Megawar!
01:09:48

If you thought the Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW were something, wait till you hear about the Marvel vs DC rivalry!  These two comic book companies have gone head-to-head over the past 50+ years trying to gain the top spot in the world of comic books, and they’ve pulled out all stops to do it: spying, price-cutting, reneging on backroom deals, stealing artists and writers, and poaching character ideas. Reed Tucker chronicled all of the crazy stories in his new book, “SlugFest,” and now he’s sharing them with you! He & Y2J also talk favorite characters, most popular superheroes, obscure characters, and whether there will never be another iconic comic book character (like Spiderman, Batman, Superman, and Iron Man) in this lifetime.

Feb 07, 2018
Pour Some Phil Collen On Me
01:00:54

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen returns to TIJ to talk 30 years of “Hysteria” – from the Florida strippers who helped break “Pour Some Sugar On Me” to the signature Def Leppard harmonies to the production genius of Robert John “Mutt” Lange! Phil’s also talking about the new Tesla album (which he produced), his fav TV shows (“Walking Dead” and “Game Of Thrones”), and his blues band, Delta Deep, featuring Robert DeLeo of STP fame, drummer Forrest Robinson, and singer Debbi Blackwell-Cook.

Feb 02, 2018
James Ellsworth Comes Full Circle
01:14:20

James Ellsworth returns to TIJ to talk about his recent release from WWE, how he feels about it, and what he plans to do next.  They also talk about his 16-month run on the main roster, the women's division Money In The Bank match he helped Carmella win, working against John Cena, "Talkin' Smack," Ellsworth's title match against AJ Styles, and surfing with Shinsuke Nakamura!

Jan 31, 2018
The Montreal Screwjob - 20 Years Later
01:33:50

It's been 20 years since the Montreal Screwjob, and pro-wrestling is still feeling the effects of that fateful night! It completely changed how wrestling was presented on TV. Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter joins TIJ to break down one of wrestling's most historic moments – from the 12 months that that led up to it to the night-of to the aftermath. Dave's got stories from the locker room, and details from conversations he had with both Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. Dave & Y2J also discuss all of the "what-ifs"… like how WWE might not have risen to its extraordinary heights in the late 90s, early 2000s with the Attitude Era; how the villainous Mr. McMahon character may never have happened; and how WCW may have won the Monday Night Wars!

Jan 26, 2018
Andy Biersack Pulls Back The Vale
01:12:23

Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack returns to TIJ to talk "Vale," (the band's new studio album), touring with Asking Alexandria, and how changing technology influenced the songwriting and the live shows.  Andy's also living clean these days!  He's sober and working out, and explains what prompted the change in lifestyle.  He also shares some of his crazier "Drunk Andy" stories (like the time he mooned the audience at the Download Festival, and the time he jumped off a 30-foot statue in Los Angeles and broke his ribs). Plus, he's a KISS fan, and in addition to a fav KISS video & song, he's also got some thoughts on Gene Simmons' new "Vault" box set. 

Jan 24, 2018
True Crime Tales
01:13:33

True Crime Tuesday and Beyond The Darkness podcast host, Dave Schrader, brings plenty of true crime stories to TIJ… some involving ghosts, Ouija boards, and Slender Man!  He's also talking about the West Memphis Three, and Steven Avery, the subject of the Neflix docu series, Making A Murderer. Dave was following and investigating that case long before the Netflix show, and will share what he discovered as he interviewed people involved in Avery's case.  He's also sharing theories about Jack The Ripper, and HH Holmes, and a very recent case they just featured on the True Crime Tuesday pod.

Jan 19, 2018
Owens & Zayn... Together Again
01:22:31

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are together again as one of WWE’s newest tag teams! The dynamic Canadian duo are talking about their parallel careers, working together on the Canadian indies (against one Kenny Omega), their Hell In A Cell match against Shane McMahon, ping pong in the locker room, and the reason why their new tag team does not have a name! KO’s also got details on the infamous Vince McMahon headbutt, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Festival of Friendship! Plus, Sami reveals what happened when he dared to wish Vince McMahon a happy birthday!

Jan 17, 2018
Bruce Dickinson Returns To Push Your Buttons
01:09:23

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson returns to TIJ to share some stories from his new book, "What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography." He's talking about his 10 years as an airplane pilot, his 10 years out of Maiden (including why he left and what brought him back), putting on a benefit concert in the middle of warzone ravaged Sarajevo, crashing weddings in Poland, and cutting off his hair.

Jan 12, 2018
Kenny Omega Returns To Talk Alpha vs Omega
01:23:20

Kenny Omega returns to TIJ to talk Alpha vs Omega!  Hear Kenny's perspective on how this historic match came together, what he thought when Don Callis first approached him with the idea, how he got New Japan Pro Wrestling onboard, and the first plans he and Jericho made when the idea was officially "a go!" Kenny & Chris also break down the match… from the press conference attack to the twitter feud to the planning and execution! Plus, they reveal what went right, what went wrong, what got called on the fly, and their favorite moments in the ring! 

Jan 10, 2018
2017 In Review with The Fab Three
01:11:30

The Fab Three, Mike Portnoy, Charlie Benante from Anthrax, and Y2J, are breaking down the best and worst of 2017 when it comes to TV, movies, and music!  They've each got multiple lists, and here are some of the things that may (or may not) have made them:  "Star Wars,” "The Walking Dead," "Game Of Thrones," Metallica, Sons Of Apollo, "Black Mirror," "Stranger Things," "Twin Peaks," Paul McCartney, and "Baby Driver." See what you agree with, and what you don't!

Jan 05, 2018
Wrestle Kingdom 12 Preview - Alpha vs Omega Unveiled
01:11:19

Alpha vs Omega is here! Y2J takes on Kenny Omega at the Tokyo Dome in mere hours, and just before this historic main event happens, you'll find out how it all came together with New Japan Pro Wrestling color announcer, Don Callis (who also happens to co-host "Kiling The Town" on the Jericho Network)! Don was instrumental in getting this landmark match to the ring, and he and Y2J detail the story of what inspired this idea, and how WWE and Vince McMahon reacted to news of the match. Plus, Don Callis breaks down the rest of the Wrestle Kingdom 12 card!

Jan 03, 2018
Naked Beekeeper Wild Charles Wieand
01:09:43
Youtube Star Wild Charles Wieand is a modern day Steve Irwin, and just launched his own live show, "The Wild Charles Show," on Facebook Watch, and it's loaded with just as many crazy stunts as his YouTube channel! Hear his tales about naked bee keeping, wrestling alligators, swimming with sharks, and hanging underwater with an anaconda! He's a daredevil, adrenaline junkie, and self-described goofball, and he's sharing all his crazy and hilarious antics on TIJ!
Dec 29, 2017
Classic Album Clash - Master of Puppets vs Ride The Lightning
01:28:45
Two-time Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Frankie Kazarian and actor/comedian Brian Posehn are die-hard Metallica fans, and ready to debate two classic Metallica albums – "Ride The Lightning" and "Master of Puppets." They break down the songs & performances with Y2J, and make arguments for their favorite of the two. They're also telling stories about their respective first introductions to Metallica's music, their favorite concerts, and what happened when they had a chance to meet the band!
Dec 27, 2017
Histories Mysteries with Gemini Syndrome
01:29:11
Singer Aaron Nordstom and drummer Brian Medina from Gemini Syndrome aren't talking music on TIJ; they're talking history's mysteries – theories about the history of the world and religion! Stuff like the Free Masons, the illuminati, the ancient Chinese Mafia, Stonehenge, the creation of the ancient pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, the Gospel of Thomas, the real life of Jesus Christ, evolution vs science, the flat earth society, and the 8 levels of consciousness that Timothy Leary was in constant search of! It's a fascinating conversation about history and the planet, and why some of the truths remain hidden to this day, and just who's hiding them!
Dec 22, 2017
Rockologist Howard Mandshein
01:13:14
Legendary Winnipeg DJ Howard Mandshein brings his encyclopedia of rock knowledge (and tremendous stories) to TIJ! "H" (as he's known to the locals) has interviewed everyone from Sir Paul McCartney to Guns N Roses to Burton Cummings and The Guess Who! He had Who bassist John Entwistle over to his house, and sat down for a one-one with Bob Marley. Howard also believes that there is a perfect album in existence (and you'll hear what that is), that The Guess Who really need to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and that AC/DC's Bon Scott is best performer he's ever seen.
Dec 20, 2017
Star Wars Something or Other with Team Tiger Awesome
01:44:20
Spoiler alert! There are absolutely NO spoilers about Star Wars in this special Star Wars episode of TIJ! There's barely any talk about Star Wars either! What you will get are tons of hilarious, irrelevant side stories and tangents about everything from Mike Meyers to Alice Cooper to the Love Guru to Cal Ripken Jr to Eli Roth and The Polar Express. And in between the complete chaos, you might hear what TTA & Y2J THINK is gonna happen in future Star Wars movies, what they WISH would happen, and how they really feel about digital death puppets.
Dec 15, 2017
Kerry King Returns
01:06:18
Kerry King from Slayer returns to TIJ with a list of recommended comedies for you to watch! He's also talking about playing musical festivals in Europe (including the Download Fest where this convo was recorded), how he warms up before each gig, and his favorite Slayer songs to play live. Plus, hear about the chains and kneepad he wears onstage, what's up with the new Slayer album, and why Kerry doesn't believe there will ever be another Big 4 gig with Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth!
Dec 13, 2017
Impact Wrestling's New Executive Team - Don Callis & Scott D'Amore
01:36:43
Don Callis and Scott D'Amore are the new Executive Vice Presidents of Impact Wrestling, and have been charged with getting both the creative and business on-track and growing! And they've got plenty of ideas, both immediate and big picture, on how to make that happen! In this in-depth exclusive, they discuss the road that led them to Impact, their philosophy when it comes to talent and content, and their hopes for making Impact a global brand. Plus, Don Callis reveals how this will affect his announcing gig for New Japan Pro Wrestling, and his podcast, "Killing The Town with Storm & Cyrus," on the Jericho Network!
Dec 08, 2017
Kids In The Hall with Kevin McDonald
01:31:23
Kevin McDonald is from Canadian comedy troupe Kids In The Hall, and he also co-stars alongside Y2J in season 2 of "But I'm Chris Jericho" (which premieres tomorrow 12/7 at ButImChrisJericho.com). Kevin is insane and has crazy stories about KITH's early days performing in Canada, what inspired some of their most popular characters and sketches (like Chicken Lady & King of Empty Promises), how they got Lorne Michaels to let them audition for SNL (and then give them their own TV show), and why their movie "Brain Candy" didn't do as well as it should have! Plus, Kevin shares his embarrassing audition for "Sleepless In Seattle" director Nora Ephron, the true meaning of the red sweater, and the one sketch that best sums up Kids In The Hall.
Dec 06, 2017
Jimmy Jacobs
01:27:09
Jimmy Jacobs is the guys who created The List of Jericho! He also co-wrote the Festival of Friendship with Y2J, and was recently fired from WWE over a controversial picture posting on Instagram! And he's talking about it all on TIJ! The 5x Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champion recounts his journey to WWE, his 2.5 years there (including his relationship with Vince McMahon), and his subsequent return to the ring and the indie scene!
Dec 01, 2017
The Legendary Henry Winkler
01:01:13
Henry Winkler is The Fonz from "Happy Days," Barry Zukerkorn on "Arrested Development," Coach Klein on "The Waterboy," and Y2J's childhood hero! Discover what inspired Fonzie's voice, mannerisms, and those famous catch phrases! He's also got stories about Adam Sandler, Robin Williams, director Garry Marshall, jumping the shark, and learning how to take bumps at wrestling school! Plus, Henry went on a road trip through Asia with William Shatner, George Foreman, and Terry Bradshaw, and reveals some of the experiences that didn't make the final cut of their reality show, "Better Late Than Never!"
Nov 29, 2017
Behind The Scenes of GLOW
01:20:27
Chavo Guerrero is the trainer and stunt coordinator who helped the Netflix GLOW cast learn to wrestle! Chavo and Kimmy Gatewood and Rebecca Johnson (who play the Beatdown Biddies on GLOW) are sharing stories from the set of the Netflix hit, which has been renewed for season 2! Kimmy & Rebecca talk about taking bumps and doing their own stunts, creating their costumes, developing their gimmick, and working with Marc Maron. Chavo explains how he was able to get the girls wrestle-ready in just a few weeks, who had a real natural talent for the ring, and the moment he knew that Netflix had a hit on their hands!
Nov 24, 2017
Craig Gass
01:24:46
The hilarious rock & roll comedian, Craig Gass, joins TIJ with side-splitting stories about Gene Simmons, Lars Ulrich, and writing for "Saturday Night Live." Hear his impersonations of Kirk Hammett, Christopher Walken, The Fonz, Sam Kinison, an out-of-breath Mark Wahlberg, and Paul Stanley. Craig's opened gigs for Metallica, lived with Eddie Van Halen, hung out Mick Jagger, and been a regular on Howard Stern! He also kicked cocaine cold-turkey after nearly dying from a heart attack.
Nov 22, 2017
Kyle O'Reilly
01:22:43
Kyle O'Reilly, one third of NXT's The Undisputed Era, joins the Undisputed Champion Y2J for an episode filled with crazy stories about illegal border crossings, English black pudding, shortest Champion reigns ever, the ReDragon tag team at ROH, bad gimmicks, and coveted disco satin jackets! Kyle's also filling in the details on his NXT signing and debut, his new faction with Bobby Fish and Adam Cole, and learning from Shawn Michaels.
Nov 17, 2017
The Real Life Indiana Jones
01:20:39
Real-life treasure hunters Steve Shaffer and Tim Draper join TIJ with wild Indiana Jones-style stories about searching for and discovering long lost loot and ancient artifacts like gold bars and Egyptian tablets! Hear details of the expedition they took with Y2J to the deserts of Utah to pursue Butch Cassidy's take from the infamous Castle Gate heist (an expedition you can see Friday night on The Travel Channel when "The Legend Of... with Chris Jericho" airs at 11pm ET/PT), and learn how you can become a treasure hunter yourself! Plus, Steve and Tim share some of their most lucrative finds!
Nov 15, 2017
Who The F is Michael Alago?
01:21:58
Who the F is Michael Alago? Well, he's the A&R guy who signed Metallica, White Zombie, and even Fozzy for their debut album back in 2000. What's A&R? Michael's answering that too! And sharing stories from his days at Elektra Records, Geffen Records, and working with other artists like Cyndi Lauper and Nina Simone! He also survived full-blown AIDS, and you'll hear the miracle that accompanies that story! Plus, Michael talks about the state of the music biz today, why he still considers former Sex Pistol Johnny Lydon a close friend and one of the smartest people he knows, and which single artist makes up his entire desert island top 5 records.
Nov 10, 2017
Austin Aries Tells All
01:27:52
Austin Aries is no longer with WWE, and he's telling the whole story on TIJ! His exclusive interview recounts the details of the split, and what's coming next! He also talks about his journey to WWE, his time at NXT, the illustrious banana, and opening Wrestlemania 33. And Austin lives a plant-powered life! You'll discover what that means, and why he objects to the term vegan as he fills everyone in on his new book, "Food Fight: My Plant-Powered Journey from the Bingo Halls to the Big Time!"
Nov 08, 2017
Christmas Movie Preview with Nikki Novak
01:37:43
It's holiday movie season and Y2J's got you covered, along with some help from Fandango's Nikki Novak! Should you see or skip - "Thor: Ragnarok," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "The Post," "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle," "Justice League," "The Disaster Artist," "Murder On The Orient Express," and Daniel Day-Lewis' last movie, "The Phantom Thread?" CJ & Nikki break 'em down! Plus, Nikki's also got a million stories about some of her more famous celeb interviews with the likes of Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford, and the time she played skee-ball with Seth Rogan. And then there was the time that Y2J ran into U2's Bono...
Nov 03, 2017
Gene Simmons Returns with The Vault for Episode 400
01:26:11
There's only one guest big enough for episode 400! That's Gene Simmons of KISS and his $2000 Gene Simmons Vault! And you'll find out why $2000 is a small price to pay for the 10-disc, metal road case box set that comes hand-delivered by The Demon himself! Gene's also talking about attempting to trademark his hand gesture, KISS tribute bands, changing his given name, Paul McCartney, getting schooled by Carol Kaye of The Wrecking Crew, and how Jiminy Cricket from the movie, "Pinocchio," changed his life.
Nov 01, 2017
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL with Live Paranormal
01:21:10
Rob Szarek from Live Paranormal joins TIJ just in time for Halloween! Rob and his crew host live paranormal events online with their ghost box machine, and wait till you hear about some of his experiences! He's got creepy stories about the haunted Ohio State Reformatory, the historic House of Wills funeral home in Cleveland, and Ohio University in Athens! He's witnessed possessions, communicated with ghosts, and possibly encountered aliens! This may be the spookiest episode yet!
Oct 27, 2017
Jim Cornette
01:58:39
Jim Cornette makes his TIJ debut with tales about bullet proof vests, fan riots, and ether! He also recounts inducting the Rock & Roll Express into the WWE Hall of Fame, some of the best wrestlers to come through OVW (like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Dave Batista), the origins of Smokey Mountain Wrestling, the creation of The Thrillseekers gimmick, the infamous Dairy Queen drive-thru story, and the 5-star rating system created by Corney and Norman "Weasel" Dooley. And he's sharing tips on what makes a good promo and a great heel! Plus, Starman Kenny Bolin joins the fun!
Oct 25, 2017
Backstage at the Loudwire Music Awards
01:19:21
Josh Bernstein is the man behind the Golden Gods Awards, and the one responsible for bringing Y2J into the mix as host! They worked that show together for 4 years and now the two-man band's been reunited for the first-ever Loudwire Music Awards! Josh and Jericho are giving exclusive, backstage access to all the stories, antics, debauchery, madness, and mayhem! They're telling tales about Metallica, Ozzy, Rob Halford, the Foo Fighters, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp, Steel Panther and Slash! They're covering collaborations, fist fights, mob style payoffs, surprise guests, and the always unruly metal fans!
Oct 20, 2017
Brad Williams
01:28:46
Brad Williams is funny. Period. That's why he's on TIJ, and that's why he's been added to the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea lineup! He's got story after story... including the great rib that he & Bob Saget pulled on John Stamos, the one wresting match he had as "Half Pint," how he got into comedy, why he prefers dwarf over "little person," and what happens to hecklers at his live shows. He'll school you on "reachers," overhead bins on airplanes, and the infamous lap dances that used to close out his live sets.
Oct 18, 2017
Fozzy On Judas
02:16:38
The new Fozzy album,
Judas," has arrived, and the entire band invades TIJ to talk about the incredible journey to October 13, 2017! Find out how the songs came together, why there aren't many guitars solos on this album, which song utilizes a Def Leppard production trick, and why Fozzy decided to bring in an outside producer (Johnny Andrews) for the first time. There's a Clint Eastwood debate, one bug incident, a great story about the crew member who got stuck in the lighting rig at the Sonic Boom Festival right before Fozzy's set, and a confession about influential special guests who make the band nervous onstage.
Oct 13, 2017
The Singh Brothers - From The Bollywood Boys to The Big Leagues
01:24:00
The Singh Brothers crash TIJ much like they crashed the WWE live show in Toronto 10 years ago that got the ball rolling for them! Okay, so they were actually invited to TIJ! Anyways... Harv and Gurv Sihra recount their wrestling journey from the Hart Brothers wrestling school in Calgary to Tony Condello's death tours in Manitoba to Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling to finally signing with the WWE and landing plum gigs as henchman to WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal. They're also talking Bollywood, Punjabi, Great Khali, what they learned from Edge, and the joys of a "Kraft dinner."
Oct 11, 2017
Pillman - 20 Years Later
01:34:17
It's been 20 years since Brian Pillman's tragic passing, and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer joins TIJ to share some stories and memories. Dave started covering Brian's wrestling career from his early days in Calgary with Stampede Wrestling. The two became very close friends, and now Dave Meltzer is providing some insight about Brian's Loose Cannon gimmick, how Brian was able to get Eric Bischoff and WCW to release him from his contract so that he could pull a swerve and sign with Vince McMahon and WWE, Brian's Hollywood Blondes tag team with Steve Austin, and the one big goal that drove Brian's career choices. And Dave remembers the last days leading up to Brian's tragic death. Plus, Sisi & Chey return to give their personal review of the new movie, "It."
Oct 06, 2017
Steel Panther - Live At Download
01:10:09
Steel Panther returns to TIJ with all the expected chaos, confusion, and comedy! There's plenty of singing, all sorts of animal noises, stories about jam sessions gone wrong (Alfonso Ribeiro), jam sessions gone REALLY wrong (Zakk Wylde), deer anecdotes, deer whistle adventures and the formation of both a new podcast (Talk Is Satchel) and a new cover band (the Bald Eagles).
Oct 04, 2017
Porn's Power Couple - Lexington Steele and Savana Styles
01:27:06
Porn's Power Couple, Lexington Steele and Savana Styles, are telling it like it is when it comes to sex for work and sex for pleasure... because they do both - with each other! You'll find out why Savana prefers to have Lex direct her on camera, and why it's important to watch each other's work with other partners. Plus, you'll discover how they got into the porn industry, and what effect the internet has had on porn, and specifically their ability to make a living off of what they do. They also offer a behind-the-scenes look at some of their favorite, most popular, and upcoming films.
Sep 29, 2017
Humanoids & Ham N Eggers - The Ballad of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
01:25:25
TIJ celebrates the late, great Bobby "The Brain" Heenan with a heartfelt tribute to the legend that many called the best-ever, all-around wrestler! "Killing The Town's" Cyrus and former WCW announcer Mark Madden join to share their stories and memories of Bobby, and explain what made him so good on the mic, as a manager, and in the ring taking bumps. They recall the weasel gimmick and suit, and Bobby's days managing everyone from Andre The Giant to Ric Flair to Nick Bockwinkel. And they share their favorite Heenan quotes, and reveal the lessons they've learned and carried with them through their respective careers.
Sep 27, 2017
Rainn Wilson
01:20:55
What the heck is a zonkey!? Well, that's just one of the many interesting things you'll learn from Rainn Wilson (aka Dwight Schrute on "The Office" and Harry Mudd on the new "Star Trek: Discovery") on TIJ! Rainn describes what it was like playing Fishboy in Rob Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses," auditioning for the role of Dwight, hosting "Saturday Night Live," and meeting his hero, Eric Idle of "Monty Python" fame. He also reveals how he deals with forgetting lines in live situations, what he loves most about Star Trek: Discovery, and whether or not there will ever be a reunion of The Office.
Sep 22, 2017
Cody (don't call him) Rhodes Returns
01:21:32
Cody (don't call him) Rhodes is back on TIJ to talk about his incredible ascension on the indie scene, and the one person who believed he could do it. You'll hear about the evolution of the American Nightmare gimmick, how Cody joined The Bullet Club, what it meant to be the ROH Champion, and why losing to Okada at the New Japan G1 Tournament in Long Beach was a great moment in his career. Plus, Cody reveals his reasons for walking away from WWE in the first place, and what his famous father, Dusty Rhodes, would have said about the decision had he been alive to see it.
Sep 20, 2017
Jericho vs Hurricane Irma
00:57:35
Chris Jericho and his family were hunkered down at home in Tampa, FL when the eye of Hurricane Irma hit the city very early Monday morning. Hear what it was like as they waited for and rode out the storm, and ultimately became among the incredibly lucky who didn't suffer personal injury, loss of life, or destruction of property. Chris narrates the harrowing 24 hours before, during, and immediately following Irma. His 11-year-old twin daughters, Sisi and Chey, also share their thoughts about living through the powerful storm.
Sep 15, 2017
The Legendary Destroyer Dick Beyer
01:14:19
Living Legend Dick Beyer aka masked wrestler, Destroyer, makes his TIJ debut, and he's got story after story after story... from his feud with Japanese wrestling star Rikidozan to working with Gorgeous George, Lou Thesz, and Andre The Giant. He's been in every territory from Oregon to Minneapolis to Los Angeles to Buffalo, but never Mexico (and you'll find out why). You'll also discover when and where he started wearing the mask, and why he needed his then-wife's help in creating them. He's breaking down the origins of the Doctor X gimmick, and how he feels about Ric Flair adopting Destroyer's Figure Four Leg Lock finish!
Sep 13, 2017
The Inspirational Story of Nick Santonastasso
01:10:16
Nick Santonastasso might be the most inspirational guest ever on TIJ! The 21-year old fitness model and bodybuilder, who got his start pulling crazy pranks on Vine, has no legs, and only one arm and a single finger. But that has not stopped him from wrestling, playing the drums, producing videos for Vine, pranking "The Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus, and now competing in the Iron Bay Classic competition in Tampa, FL. Hear his incredible story, and his future plans (which may or may not include sky diving and a WWE ring)!
Sep 08, 2017
30 Years of GnR with Duff McKagan
01:40:21
Duff McKagan returns to TIJ to talk 30 years of Guns N Roses! From the making of the Appetite For Destruction album to the current GnR Reunion Tour - Duff's got you covered with great stories! Find out why GnR's first real tour was supporting The Cult, how they ended up working with producer Mike Clink, what the release of "Sweet Child O' Mine" did for their popularity, and why Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin used to hide original drummer Steven Adler's drum heads and cymbals! Duff's also talking about Axl Rose's run with AC/DC, and why losing Chris Cornell was so devastating for Duff. And yes, there are more knock-knock jokes!
Sep 06, 2017
The Story of Metal Blade Records with Brian Slagel
01:36:34
Brian Slagel discovered Metallica, launched the career of Armored Saint, and was the first to sign Slayer to a record deal. He was also one of Lars Ulrich's first friends when Lars moved to the States. And those are just a few of the stories that Brian's sharing on TIJ! You'll also find out how Metal Blade Records grew out of the release of one compilation tape, what happened to Armored Saint (who were supposed to be bigger than Metallica), and how the advent of the cassette tape nearly bankrupted his label. Plus, Brian's talking death metal, streaming music, and the return of vinyl!
Sep 01, 2017
Taya Valkyrie
01:08:49
Taya Valkyrie was recently stripped of AAA's Reina de Reinas title under much controversy, which resulted in a social media feud with AAA Talent Relations Manager, Vampiro. Today, Taya's on TIJ telling her side of the story! She's also talking about her future with AAA and with Lucha Underground as part of Lucha's Worldwide Underground Faction. Plus, she's speaking candidly about the tragic death of the great Perro Aguayo Jr, who was her mentor! Taya spent 5 years living and working in Mexico, and you'll discover what she learned from Perro about wrestling! She also recounts the night that Perro died and what life was like for her in the days immediately following her death! And she's got stories about her character's development, learning the luchadora style (as well as how to speak Spanish), and some of her favorite matches!
Aug 30, 2017
Drew McIntyre
01:18:55
Drew McIntyre was first on TIJ just days after being fired from WWE, and now he returns as NXT Champion with an incredible story about his journey back! He's talking about how he forged his way on the indie scene wrestling for WCPW and ICW and then back to the States to TNA! He had a big offer from TNA and a possible chance to wrestle in Japan with the Young Bucks when he got the call from WWE. Hear the story of how he ended up at the NXT Performance Center working with Shawn Michaels, and what he's learned from Shawn despite already having 17-years experience in the business! Drew's also got stories about working with Bobby Roode, Rey Mysterio, and Billy Corgan.
Aug 25, 2017
Steve Jones
01:15:46
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and former Sex Pistol Steve Jones has plenty to say about music, radio, touring, and the Pistols' Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction! He's also got a great story about stealing gear from David Bowie (and paying it back years later), the dos & donts of recording with the great Bob Dylan, the truth about pissing on Elvis Presley's grave, and why baldness, double chins, publicists and Paul Schaffer are NOT rock & roll in his book!
Aug 23, 2017
Slasher Films with Eli Roth
01:31:39
Eli Roth returns to help you get your scare on as he, his brother Gabe, film editor Mark Goldblatt and Y2J talk slasher films! And that means you'll get plenty of slasher film history and trivia from Eli - starting with the first movies made in Italy to the death of the slasher movie in the early 80s (and the role the Reagan assassination attempt may have played in that) to the slasher resurgence in the late 90s. They offer up favorite flicks, favorite death scenes, and their favorite A-list celebs who got their starts in the genre! They're also talking the original "Halloween," "Friday The 13th," and "Psycho," and discussing directors like Dario Argento, Wes Craven, and Brian De Palma.
Aug 18, 2017
Naomi
01:21:50
Smackdown Women's Champ Naomi brings the glow to TIJ! She also brings tons of road tales, Funcadactyls dance moves, and the story of how she went from Orlando Magic cheerleader to WWE champion! Plus, you'll hear about her WWE tryout, her season of the NXT TV show, what she learned in one 10-minute crash course from Norman Smiley, how "The Last Dragon" inspired her glow gimmick, and where she came up with the name, Naomi.
Aug 16, 2017
Breezango
01:22:08
Breezango, Tyler Breeze and Fandango, make their TIJ debut, and bring the trials and tribulations of their tag team with them! Hear how they came together, who thought up the name, why they're often surprised by the Fashion Files and who makes the board, how they balance the comedy "haha" with wrestling skill, and who helped them most along the way (shout outs to John Cena, Nikki Bella, The Miz, and Road Dogg). You'll also find out about their respective roles in Southpaw Regional Wrestling, and when you may get new episodes! Plus, both share their WWE stories - from tryouts to NXT signings to main roster bumps!
Aug 11, 2017
Iron Mike Tyson
01:06:17
Mike Tyson joins TIJ to talk about the time he nearly knocked Y2J out on Monday Night Raw, the 200 pigeons that live at his house, fighting Evander Holyfield, why Muhammad Ali is greatest boxer who ever lived, and what he thinks about the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor fight. The Champ's also talking about his favorite wrestlers and matches, his upcoming second Broadway show, and his new podcast, "Bite The Mic." Plus, Ash The Fish Expert returns to talk about spear fishing on Maui!
Aug 09, 2017
In Search Of The Perfect Album with A7X Synyster Gates & Johnny Christ
01:08:33
Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates and Johnny Christ, along with Y2J, are in search of the perfect album! Here are the rules - every song on the album has to score an A- or better. And some of the albums up for debate include releases by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Jackson, NOFX, and Weezer! A7X also weigh in on their own albums, and share some stories from their Summer on the road with Metallica!
Aug 04, 2017
Nia Jax
01:16:36
Nia Jax makes her TIJ debut, and as you'll hear, for the record, she IS related to The Rock! You'll discover how The Rock helped Nia once she got signed at NXT, why she gave up her 10-year modeling career to pursue wrestling, what she learned from Dusty Rhodes, why she loves working with Bayley, and how she found out she was moving up to the main roster. Plus, Nia talks about her name, Beyonce inspiring her ring costume, and her surprise 4-way match at Wrestlemania!
Aug 02, 2017
Conspiracy Theories with Bo Dallas
01:20:19
Bo Dallas is talking conspiracy theories on TIJ! He's a big conspiracy theorist, and has plenty to say about the moon landing, the JFK assassination, the pyramids of Giza, the illuminati, aliens, and even Bigfoot. Find out what he believes & why! Plus, he'll fill you in one of the creepiest conspiracy theories out there right now - Hollow Earth and the reptilian alien species said to live in the center of the Earth! And wait till you hear some of the very famous people who are rumored to be reptilians!
Jul 28, 2017
The List of Speewee
01:23:27
Speewee returns with The List of Speewee, and the stories associated with it are just as detailed (and embarrassing) as his last appearance on the pod! Here are a few list items that get the Speewee storytelling treatment: icicles, sh*itman, sh*tpants, red dots, virginity, and the money shot. And NONE are what you think they are (they're worse)! On a more serious note, Speewee also has a new record out. It's actually the Dave Spivak Project and the album is called "West Of The Red," and he'll tell you how you can download a copy for FREE!
Jul 26, 2017
Benoit: 10 Years Later
01:54:51
It's been 10 years since the horrific events of the last few days of Chris Benoit's life & the murder of his family & his own subsequent suicide, which Y2J has discussed in-depth on this very podcast. But today, Y2J is putting those last few days aside, and talking about Chris Benoit, the wrestler, with noted wrestling expert and journalist Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer. Dave not only covered Benoit's career from his early days in Calgary and Japan, but was also friends with him. And for many years (the late 90s & early 2000s), Y2J's career was tightly intertwined with Benoit's. So Y2J & Meltzer breakdown and analyze some of Benoit's matches, and many of the matches Y2J worked with him. It's a controversial discussion that is not meant to glorify Benoit or erase the despicable acts that defined the last days of his life.
Jul 21, 2017
Childhood Of Jericho - I Was Growin' Up Maaann!
01:24:46
Do you want to know what Chris Jericho was like as a kid? Well, here's your chance! His two childhood BFFs (who also happen to be his cousins) Wise Cousin Chad and How's It Goin' Todd Holowatuk join TIJ to relive some of the fun! They used to spend the summers at each other's houses, take family vacations together (including wayward RV trips to the States), and attend more concerts than they can remember. They had horrible fake IDs that worked, and a couple of bar stories to prove it. They made their own comics, movie review mags (with some questionable ratings), and reenacted their favorite film scenes... and they're telling all those stories and MORE!
Jul 19, 2017
Kyng
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Everybody loves Kyng and you're about to find out why! Singer Eddie Veliz, bassist Tony Castneda, and drummer Pepe Clarke (that's the whole band) manage themselves, are 2 payments away from owning their touring van, shared a bus with Fozzy on the last leg of the "Judas Rising Tour," got some great advice from Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, were invited by James Hetfield of Metallica to play the Orion Festival, and count Clutch among their all-time favorite tours! They also have one big regret about their band name, and a great story about stealing their own record!
Jul 14, 2017
Sheamus And Cesaro
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An Irishman, a Swiss, and a Canadian walk into a hotel room in Japan and... this is what happens! Y2J sat down with WWE Tag Team World Champs Sheamus & Cesaro, and they talked about everything from the Best Of 7 program that got Sheamus and Cesaro first working together to their tag team chemistry to the tear-away suits and the kilts at Wrestlemania! They also share stories about their respective homelands, weird food encounters on the road, yodeling, and hanging out with Bono.
Jul 12, 2017
The Story of Stampede Wrestling with Ross Hart
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Ross Hart is the 10th out of 12 Hart kids, and sandwiched right in between Bret & Owen. He produced the Stampede Wrestling TV product in the 80s while his older brother, Bruce, was booker. But he was involved in the family-promotion long before becoming its TV producer! He used to drive the wrestlers around the territory to shows, and talks about the scary car accident in the Canadian Rockies that almost killed him, Davey Boy Smith, Chris Benoit, and Karl Moffat. He's also got stories about Dynamite Kid, Brian Pillman, Randy Orton's uncle, Barry Orton, and brother Owen's early days at Stampede. He talks about his dad, Stu, selling to Vince McMahon only to relaunch Stampede again himself when things didn't go according to plan, and Ross explains why Stu finally closed the promotion for good.
Jul 07, 2017