AEW Unrestricted

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What does it take to be All-Elite? Dig in with the stars and talented team behind AEW on TNT via in-depth conversations highlighting their lives, pop culture, and pro wrestling. AEW referee Aubrey Edwards and broadcaster Tony Schiavone bring you new episodes every Thursday.

Episode Date
Butts In Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story
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Dirk Manning is the writer behind “Butts In Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story,” and he explains how he met Tony, and came to tell Tony’s life in wrestling story in brilliantly-illustrated graphic novel form. Dirk and Tony talk about breaking Tony’s life into 10 pivotal moments, picking the moments and highlights to include, integrating “What Happened When” into the book, and how they chose the 14 talented artists who illustrated each of the novel’s chapters. They talk about the challenge in illustrating Tony and Lois’ love story, the final days of WCW, Tony’s 15 years away from the business, and his return to wrestling via AEW. Plus, you’ll hear their favorite chapters, illustrations, and character depictions in the book, and discover why Bobby Heenan, Chief Wahoo McDaniel, Ric Flair, and Sting all got their own chapters. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 02, 2021
Matt Hardy
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Matt Hardy reveals what Brodie Lee said to him after they both made their AEW DYNAMITE debuts during the first-ever empty arena show of the pandemic era. He explains why the AEW DYNAMITE Street Fight against the Inner Circle is one of his favorite matches, and what made the Stadium Stampede so special for him. He talks Broken Matt, Big Money Matt, the Hardy Family Office, his chemistry with Private Party, Sammy Guevara, and Hurricane Helms and Gangrel’s cameo appearances at Elite Deletion. Plus, Matt shares how Tony Khan and The Young Bucks convinced him to sign with AEW, and the role his children played in that decision. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2021
Ruby Soho
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Ruby Soho shares some great stories about making her AEW debut at ALL OUT on the same night as Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole, including what Tony Khan said to her just before her entrance and the very real moment she had in the ring with AEW referee Bryce Remsburg. She remembers her favorite moments from her main event match versus Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. during AEW DYNAMITE Grand Slam at Arthur Ashe Stadium, and she explains how a friendship with Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen inspired her Ruby Soho character and music. Ruby speaks to the importance of the TBS Championship Tournament, the camaraderie and respect in the AEW women’s locker room, and her goals for the next year. Plus, Ruby answers fan questions about her hairless cat Bambi, her love of Sheetz, and staying true to the most authentic version of herself. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2021
Tony Khan Previews Full Gear 2021
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AEW FULL GEAR is live from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota this Saturday, November 13th, and it might be the most stacked PPV card in AEW history! AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the exciting matchups with Ref Aubrey and special guest co-host Excalibur! All four Championships are on the line in the first pay-per-view to feature this version of AEW’s star-studded roster – Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page in a World Championship match years in the making; CM Punk and Eddie Kingston square off in a highly emotional singles match; Darby Allin takes on MJF for the first time ever in AEW; Dr. Britt Baker DMD defends the Women’s title against Tay Conti; FTR attempt to reclaim the Tag Team Championship from the Lucha Brothers; and it’s an epic Minneapolis Street Fight between the Inner Circle and Scorpio Sky, All Ego Ethan Page and American Top Team’s Dan Lambert, Andrei Arlovski, and Junior Dos Santos. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2021
Bobby Fish
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Bobby Fish made a big splash on AEW DYNAMITE challenging Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship. He explains how quickly that match came together, what it was like getting in the ring with Bryan Danielson after 10-years, and how it felt to come to the AEW ring to “Dance Away.” Bobby Fish also talks about the lessons he learned from the great Harley Race, and wrestling in Japan. He also shares tips on proper mustache care, and stories about the wrestling scene in upstate New York when he was getting started, his love of ninjas and Bruce Lee, and his MMA background and training. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2021
Daniel Garcia
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Daniel Garcia has had an incredible 12 months in wrestling including signing with AEW, teaming with 2point0, and wrestling both CM Punk and Jon Moxley! He shares what he’s learned from being in the ring with such experienced talent, the one thing that stands out from his match against Jon Moxley, and how a single call to do AEW DARK got the ball rolling for him. Daniel talks about getting started in wrestling, having to wait until he was 18 to attend wrestling school, and training with AEW’s The Blade. Plus, Daniel speaks to wrestling during the pandemic, the importance of pacing a match, why he likes to look at wrestling in “moments,” tag team chemistry, his love of Joshi wrestling, and when his childhood dream of the NHL turned into a dream of the squared circle! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 28, 2021
Adam Cole
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Adam Cole and Tony Schiavone call a 45-minute truce to give Adam a chance to tell the story of his debut at AEW ALL OUT! He talks about arriving incognito, holing up in a trailer all day, and the incredible “pop” from the crowd when he finally made his entrance. Adam runs through his first conversation with Tony Khan, the moment he made his decision to sign, his debut AEW DYNAMITE match against Frankie Kazarian, and his love of the AEW locker room. He also recounts his resurrection on “Being The Elite,” reuniting with his old friends, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, the origin of “Adam Cole BayBay!,” and the circumstances surrounding his loss to Negative1 in an unsanctioned match. Plus, Adam talks all things video games including his favorite games and consoles, the first game he ever beat, the character he’d most like to hit with a Panama Sunrise, and how he became a video game collector! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2021
2point0
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2point0 (Matt Lee & Jeff Parker) are off to a tremendous start at AEW! They talk about the road that led them to DYNAMITE, the phone call that ultimately changed their lives, teaming up with adopted son Daniel Garcia, and their awestruck moment standing in the AEW ring opposite Sting. Plus, they debate the merits of instant coffee, contemplate the details of a fantasy title match against The Young Bucks, relive their childhood backyard wrestling days, and explain why wrist tape goes on after teeth brushing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14, 2021
Malakai Black
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Malakai Black reveals the mix of horror movies, music, mythology, and European history that’s influenced and inspired his incredible AEW entrance! He breaks down the evolution of the three light stabs and his name, and shares the backstage ritualist preparation he undergoes before every match. He also talks about his AEW debut in Miami and how they managed to keep it a secret, brawling with Cody Rhodes, and working with “Daredevil” star Rosario Dawson. He has stories about growing up in the Netherlands, the Dutch wrestling scene, his martial arts background, and his fascination with religion and the occult. Plus, he answers questions about a possible cinematic wrestling match in the future, developing his Blxck Mass clothing line, his cats, and learning to speak English. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2021
CM Punk
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CM Punk details his AEW debut and return to wrestling after a 7-year absence in what was designed to be the worst-kept secret in the biz! He speaks to the “pop” at the United Center the night of his debut, his AEW entrance music of choice (Living Colour’s “Cult Of Personality”), the meeting with Tony Khan that sealed the deal, and the role that AEW’s Brodie Lee tribute show played in his decision to sign. He shares thoughts on his first match back (against Darby Allin), why he enjoys commentary so much, who he hopes to tag with at AEW, what he loves about working with Will Hobbs, and how his MMA training helped his in-ring performance. Plus, stories about his wrestling influences (Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, Eddie Guerrero), his love of comics, his favorite horror movies, and his most memorable acting moment. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30, 2021
Anthony Bowens of The Acclaimed
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Anthony Bowens explains why Kenny Omega is his favorite AEW wrestler, what he’s learned so far from FTR, and how his parents figure in to his best AEW moment to date. He talks about the formation of The Acclaimed and his chemistry with Max Caster. He also speaks candidly about his LGBTQ journey, his decision to come out, and the importance of representation. Plus, you’ll discover what inspired Anthony’s YouTube channel, his new action figure collection, his love of reality TV, and why pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza! Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 23, 2021
It's A GREAT Time To Be All Elite!
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It’s a great time to be All Elite, and with so many history-making developments, changes, and announcements at the league in recent weeks, Ref Aubrey Edwards and Tony Schiavone decided a catch-up was in order! They share what it’s been like inside AEW with the arrivals of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole and Ruby Soho. They speak to AEW DYNAMITE’s return to the road, and performing for full-capacity crowds. They talk about AEW DARK’s move to Orlando to tape in front of live audiences, collaborating with other promotions and talent, the growth and development of the AEW Women’s Division, and the launches of AEW FanFest and AEW Heels. Plus, you’ll hear their favorite moments and memories from the pandemic era. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2021
Fuego Del Sol
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Fuego Del Sol is officially All Elite, and explains why he thought his match on RAMPAGE was initially his swan song for AEW. He speaks to his best friend, Sammy Guevara, surprising him with his AEW contract, how he shared the news and celebrated with his family, what it meant to snap his 40-match losing streak, making a name for himself on Sammy’s Vlog, and the organic growth of his homegrown popularity. Fuego shares the story behind his gimmick and mask, what it means to be Alabama’s #1 Luchador, and how his backyard wrestling promotion, KBW, ultimately led him to this point in his career. Fuego also talks about learning from Cody Rhodes, Ethan Page, Lance Archer, Scorpio Sky, and Brian Cage. Plus, he reveals some of his favorite skits from Sammy’s Vlog including his on-going story with Griff Garrison, and the bit with Dustin Rhodes. AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 09, 2021
Tony Khan Previews All Out 2021
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This weekend marks the first AEW pay-per-view on the road since the pandemic started. AEW ALL OUT is live from the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., this Sunday, Sept. 5, and it might be the best PPV card ever! AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the event’s unbelievable matchups, which include all four Championships being defended, a 21-woman Casino Battle Royal, CM Punk’s historic return to the ring against Darby Allin with Sting, Chris Jericho’s potentially career-ending match versus MJF, an epic bout between Jon Moxley and Satoshi Kojima, and the AEW in-ring debut of Paul Wight. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 02, 2021
Bryce Remsburg
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Ref Aubrey’s personal favorite referee, Bryce Remsburg, is telling stories about “Brittsburgh,” Excalibur, Shaquille O’Neal, and Eddie Kingston. He’s also sharing thoughts on Orange Cassidy’s AEW success, his friendship with Mr. Brodie Lee, his connection with The Young Bucks that ultimately brought him to AEW, and the most ridiculous thing he’s ever been a part of inside a wrestling ring. You’ll discover how Bryce got started as a referee, what it was like reff’ing an invisible man match, and what he believes has been the silver lining of the pandemic. And yes, Bryce Remsburg is his real name! Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 26, 2021
Santana & Ortiz
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It was a long time coming, but definitely worth the wait! Santana and Ortiz bring the positivity, cheesy humor, and in-ring chemistry and intensity along with some great stories about a few of their biggest AEW moments including Stadium Stampede and their recent Fight For The Fallen match against FTR! Discover when and how they first heard of AEW, who contacted them about joining the company, the role that Chris Jericho unknowingly played in their decision to sign, the significance of “Proud And Powerful,” and why they call their Street Fight against the Best Friends one of their “crowning achievements.” The tag partners also talk about the first time they met, the New York Indie wrestling scene, Eddie Kingston, the evolution of their wrestling style, the biggest lessons they learned from Konnan, and why they may now have some beef with The Varsity Blonds. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 19, 2021
Justin Roberts
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AEW Ring Announcer and MC Justin Roberts shares the magic behind Kenny Omega’s North Carolina ring intro! He details The Varsity Blonds' pop that left him deaf, the intro that AEW fans do along with him, and the appearance at All In that led him to AEW. Justin talks about his ring announcing heroes, his most memorable introductions, the time he intro’ed Scooby Doo and Jesus in a match against QT Marshall and Brandon Cutler, and how he learned to so masterfully roll his Rs when he intros Rey Fenix! Plus, hear funny road stories, tips for keeping your voice healthy, and the joys of creative freedom! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 12, 2021
Rebel
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It’s Rebel, not Reba - unless you’re Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., and you need someone to laugh at all your jokes and carry your bag of thumbtacks. Rebel explains how she became the doctor’s right-hand woman, the origin of her maniacal, evil Waiting Room laugh, the puppet show at Casa Bonita that inspired some of her onscreen moments, who she believes is behind the conspiracy to injure Britt Baker, ridesharing with Dustin Rhodes, and backstage dancing with Tony Schiavone. Rebel also recalls her days as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, playing for the New York Euphoria in the Lingerie Football League, and how all of that eventually led her to pro wrestling. Plus, stories about “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, training at OVW, and the most surprising things about AEW. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 05, 2021
Mark Henry
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Mark Henry is the newest member of the AEW broadcast team and will be behind the mic when AEW RAMPAGE debuts, Friday, August 13th at 10pm on TNT. Mark explains how his love of microphones and armchair quarterbacking wrestling matches led to this moment, and what he and Tony Schiavone have been doing behind the scenes to prepare. Mark also talks about his coaching/mentoring style, which young talent he’s most excited to work with, and how he hopes to put his vast experience to good use at AEW. He shares his thoughts on the new AEW Community Outreach Team, their aspirations and goals, and the joy he receives in helping others. Plus, Mark also shares some of his favorite stories about Owen Hart, a couple of his favorite matches, memories of his Olympic experiences in Barcelona and Atlanta, and how he got into weight lifting at 10-years old! Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 29, 2021
Pretty Peter Avalon
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Pretty Peter Avalon (in his bathrobe if you watch on YouTube) from The Wingmen is waxed and vaxxed and ready for a Hot Boi Summer! Peter explains how the faction started with him, Ryan Nemeth, JD Drake, and Cezar Bononi, who convinced JD to wear that sexy mesh top, how the foursome were put together in the first place (shout out to Christian!), and what BTE has done for The Wingmen’s popularity. Peter sheds some light on The Librarian gimmick and being paired with Leva Bates, his bitter feud with Brandon Cutler, wrestling at the Young Bucks compound during the pandemic, and the inspiration behind his amazing ring gear (aka bathrobe). He’s also talking Norv Fernum, David Arquette, Ric Flair, Kurt Angle, dice bumps, Italian sandwiches, mustache care, and having the most punchable face in pro-wrestling. Plus, he shares the advice he once received from the late, great Roddy Piper. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 22, 2021
The Murderhawk Monster Lance Archer
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Lance Archer bet on himself when he signed on with AEW, and hasn’t looked back since. Lance talks about his journey to AEW, his first-time meeting Tony Khan, the backyard vignettes he filmed at Darby Allin’s house with Jake “The Snake” Roberts that introduced him to AEW fans, his in-ring debut at the Nightmare Factory during the pandemic lockdown, and his matches against Marko Stunt, Rey Fenix, and Miro. Lance also reveals the philosophy behind the color of his signature braid, the origins of the Murderhawk Monster, his Namahage status in Japan, why he wrestled under a mask for a short time early in his career, and who he’d love to form a faction with at AEW. Plus, Lance shares the story of the peanut butter challenge, the time he had breakfast with Stan Hansen, and a few choice words for AEW’s "Men of the Year." Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 15, 2021
Former BTE Champion Charlie Ramone
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Charlie Ramone is one of the crew on Sammy Guevara’s Vlog, the former BTE Champion, and the Special Projects Manager at AEW. He reveals what that title really means, some of the cool props he’s created for various AEW matches and vignettes, and his roles in both the Shawn Spears chair-swinging pilot error and the Stadium Stampede! He speaks about his “almost friendship” with Cody Rhodes, the creative inspiration behind Sammy Guevara’s cue cards, the one prop he was happy NOT to acquire, and his “son,” Griff Garrison! Charlie also shares the compliment he received from Jake “The Snake” Roberts, the story behind the bump he took through glass for the Murderhawk Monster Lance Archer, the weird request he got from Fuego del Sol, and the very cool thing that the late, great Mr. Brodie Lee did for him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 08, 2021
All Ego Ethan Page
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All Ego Ethan Page had to keep his training and his travel a secret prior to this AEW debut in “The Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match” at the Revolution PPV. He explains when he found out about his appearance, and how he managed to keep the secret. He also discusses the role that Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks played in his journey to AEW, his AEW DYNAMITE debut against Lee Johnson, the advantages of being a 15-year vet, his natural bromance with Men of the Year tag partner, Scorpio Sky, and how excited he was to work with Sting! Ethan shares stories about his training days, his early career matches, the evolution of his character, traveling with Michael Elgin, Karate Man, his obsession with fast food, and his weekly VLog! Plus, discover Ethan’s 3-year-old daughter’s contribution to his AEW DYNAMITE entrance! Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 01, 2021
QT Marshall
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QT Marshall might be a heel on AEW DYNAMITE, but he’s one of the hardest working and nicest guys behind the scenes at AEW. Hear how he went from Cody’s assistant to Tony Khan’s right-hand TV man as well as the role that his Nightmare Factory training facility played on DYNAMITE during the early days of the pandemic. QT also talks about his multi-functional bowling shirts, why he sits on the steps during The Factory’s wrestling matches and on-screen moments, which female wrestler he’d love to add to The Factory, his personal relationship with Diamond Dallas Page, and what he learned tagging with Dustin Rhodes as the Natural Nightmares. Plus, QT shares the story behind the documentary, “The Wrestler: A QT Marshall Story,” and the valuable lesson it taught him about life and the business. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 24, 2021
The Bunny
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Allie aka The Bunny from The Butcher, The Blade and The Bunny, did commentary for the first Double Or Nothing PPV, was out buying Oreos (shocking!) when she got the call about wrestling her first singles match for AEW, and owes part of The Bunny’s character to horror movies! Allie explains why it’s so special (and lucky) to be working alongside her real-life husband (The Blade) and one of her best friends (The Butcher), what it was like teaming with Brandi Rhodes in the Nightmare Sisters, and how she’s enjoying working with Matt Hardy. Plus, she speaks to the influence her dad had on her wrestling career, and the importance of openly talking about mental health issues including anxiety and depression. She also reveals her initial hatred for the Cherry Bomb gimmick, her favorite horror movies, her dream wrestling match partner, and who tops the list of people she’d like to do an Oreo taste-test with. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 17, 2021
Live At FanFest with Kenny Omega, Abadon, and Ten & Negative One
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AEW Unrestricted was live at FanFest with a fantastic lineup of guests! Dark Order’s -1 with 10 in tow, took the stage with Ref Aubrey and Tony Schiavone to talk about leading the Dark Order, his relationship with Tay Conti, carrying his father’s (the late, great Mr. Brodie Lee’s) legacy forward, and his future plans to take on the AEW World Champion! 10 explains how he came to join Dark Order, what it’s like having a “mini me,” and then surprises -1 with a special gift!  Abadon joins the festivities after that and in between her “yes” and “no” answers and scaring Ref Aubrey nearly to death, Abadon also manages to attack Tony Schiavone (video’s available on YouTube starting Monday, June 14th). Luckily, Tony survived the attack, and was able to welcome AEW World Champion Kenny Omega for an interesting chat about wrestling during the pandemic, world domination, being THE BEST athlete, fan connection (or lack thereof), and a curious run-in with AEW TNT Champion, Miro. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 10, 2021
Sandra Gray
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Sandra Gray is the Lead Seamstress at AEW, and is responsible for many of the amazing costumes you see on the talent in the ring. Sandra shares her self-taught, sewing beginnings, how she got involved in wrestling, the first in-ring gear she ever made, and what it’s been like working with AEW talent such as Cody and Brandi Rhodes, Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Chris Jericho, and Private Party. She recalls wardrobe malfunctions, funky fixes, and some of her most proud moments. She also shares her AEW journey, and what she loves most about being backstage at DYNAMITE. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 03, 2021
Tony Khan Previews Double or Nothing 2021
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“Double or Nothing” is live from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, and the card is as stacked as the house will be this Sunday night for the big event! The first full-capacity crowd since the initial pandemic lockdown will be onsite to see the four Championships defended, The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle battle it out at the Stadium Stampede, the return of the Casino Battle Royale to Double or Nothing, and Sting wrestle in front of a crowd for the first time in 6 years!  AEW bossman, Tony Khan, returns to breakdown the matches, the performers, the special Friday night live edition of Dynamite (tomorrow night), and celebrate the arrival of a new era in AEW! He speaks to the expanded partnership with WarnerMedia, the launch of AEW Rampage, the return of Dynamite live in different cities every week, and the overall growth of the company and roster. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 27, 2021
Tay Conti
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Tay Conti loves the Japanese strong style wrestling, and shares her thoughts on working with AEW Women’s World Champion, Hikaru Shida. Tay also details her journey to AEW, her special bond with Negative One, the support she receives from the Dark Order, her close friendship with Anna Jay, and training with Dustin Rhodes. She remembers how she was approached to compete in the AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament, the day she signed with AEW, and why she’s improved exponentially as a wrestler and in-ring performer since coming to AEW. Tay also speak about her MMA background, her 2016 Olympic Trials experience, and what it was like growing up in Brazil. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 20, 2021
Mikey Rukus
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Mikey Rukus is the maestro behind nearly all of AEW’s music – from this podcast to Dynamite to the upcoming All Elite General Manager game to all of the wrestlers’ entrance theme music! Mikey shares his journey to AEW along with what inspires his composition creativity. He’s got great stories about putting together Sting’s entrance, the Tribute for Mr. Brodie Lee, The Pinnacle’s theme (with its tip of the hat to the Four Horsemen), and Christian Cage’s debut. Mikey reveals which AEW talent was the first he composed a theme for, whose music was inspired by Sepultura, the late night texting that turned into one of his favorite theme mash-ups, and his first AEW “oh s@*t” moment. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 13, 2021
The Return of Kris Statlander
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The alien, Kris Statlander, has returned to AEW Dynamite, and teamed up with some new friends in the process – the Best Friends and Orange Cassidy to be exact! She explains how this otherworldly faction happened, why she’s dubbed them the “Galaxy’s Greatest Goobers,” and how long she really hid out in that claw machine at Arcade Anarchy. Kris also details the ACL injury that sidelined her for nearly 10 months, her surgery, and the intense rehab and physical therapy she underwent to get back to the AEW ring. Plus, Kris reveals what inspired her new intergalactic look, why she swears by popcorn and ice cream, and the secret ingredient in her now-perfected egg salad recipe. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 06, 2021
Jerry Lynn
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Jerry Lynn coached Dr. Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa for their recent hardcore match, and shares the advice he gave them about bumping in thumbtacks. He talks about learning from his fellow AEW coaches like Dean Malenko, Arn Anderson, and Jake “The Snake” Roberts, the importance of treating your character as a brand, and the evolution of high-flying wrestlers. He explains how one call to the Young Bucks resulted in his signing with AEW, and what Tony Khan said to him the first time they met. Plus, Jerry speaks to his days wrestling under a mask, his favorite ECW spots, the challenge of doing good guy vs good guy matches, and getting color with X-Pac. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 29, 2021
Christian Cage
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Christian Cage returned to the ring on #AEWDynamite for his first true match in 7 years! He explains why Frankie Kazarian was the perfect opponent, why “Out. Work Everyone” is more than just a clever catchphrase, and the exchange he had with Tony Khan after that first match. Christian also shares details surrounding his surprise appearance at Revolution and the role that Jon Moxley played in his signing, why he’s excited to see attention paid to tag team wrestling, and the huge life changes he made preceding his pro-wrestling return. Plus, you’ll hear what Edge said to him during the 2021 Royal Rumble, which title currently means the most to him, and who he’s excited to work with at AEW. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 22, 2021
Chaos Project
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Luther and Serpentico are Chaos Project, thanks to Tony Khan’s brilliant idea to put them together as a tag team at AEW! They discuss how a body slam move turned into using Serpentico as a weapon during matches, what inspired the streamers that shoot from Serpentico’s hands during their ring entrance, how they built their in-ring chemistry, and why they crashed Negative One’s birthday party!  Luther also shares his journey to AEW which started with a phone call from Chris Jericho, and an audition for Dark Order. He recalls joining the short-lived Nightmare Collective, signing his contract the day the pandemic officially shut down the world, and wrestling Jericho on Dynamite as part of Jericho’s 30th Anniversary Special. Plus, Serpentico talks training with Bubba and D’Von Dudley, learning the lucha style in his native Puerto Rico, wrestling under a mask, and debuting on AEW Dark during the pandemic. And, you’ll hear some pretty great stories about UFOs, Sasquatches, and death matches. Thanks to our great sponsor AEW Casino! Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2021
Frankie Kazarian
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Frankie Kazarian is one-half of the inaugural AEW World Tag Team Champions, SCU, and among the first wrestlers signed to AEW at launch. He speaks to how he got in at the ground floor, what The Young Bucks and “Being The Elite” did for SCU’s popularity, beating the Lucha Brothers for the tag title, and what it’s like having a beverage and talking shop with your boss. Frankie was Christian Cage’s first AEW opponent, and explains why he thinks Christian has the highest wrestling IQ of anyone he’s been in the ring with. You’ll also hear about Frankie’s friendship with Christopher Daniels, his love of Metallica, how he started playing bass, what prompted him to start American Rebel Cigars with Cody Rhodes, and how he ended up with a cameo in the Netflix series, GLOW. Plus, Frankie shares the story of “Do Ya!,” his Top 5 metal songs, and why calls the “Flux Capacitor” his “Break Glass In Case of Emergency” move. And play AEW Casino with Ref Aubrey! Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 08, 2021
Varsity Blonds
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The Varsity Blonds, Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison, talk FTR, Colt Cobana, and Lance Archer. They also recount the Tony Khan nickname that inspired their gimmick, and the events that led to them becoming a tag team. Brian shares stories about training with Lance Storm and Rip Rogers, hosting freestyle rap battles in the halls of his high school, the significance of the number 41, and the request he made of his late father’s former tag partner, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Griff reveals what his plans B & C were in the event wrestling didn’t work out, and how he got his start backyard wrestling on his trampoline. Plus, the Varsity Blonds offer hair care tips, advice to their younger selves, and their vote on whether speedos are “hot” or “not.” And if you’re wondering about Brian Pillman Jr.’s mullet, it’s more than a hairstyle; it’s a functional career decision. And play AEW Casino with Ref Aubrey! Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 01, 2021
Thunder Rosa
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Thunder Rosa and Dr. Britt Baker DMD burned the house down last week with the first-ever Unsanctioned Lights Out main event match on #AEWDynamite! The groundbreaking, historic bout featured blood, sweat, tears, thumb tacks, ladders, and tables, and ended in an emotional victory for Thunder Rosa! And you’ll hear exactly how she feels about the win, the match, her opponent, and what it means for women’s wrestling moving forward! Thunder Rosa also talks about her journey to AEW, locker room leadership, her time in Japan, and being NWA Women’s World Champion. Plus, discover what inspired her character, face paint, costume, and wrestling style, how she learned Lucha on the fly, what it was like working with Rey Mysterio and the Guerreros at Lucha Underground, why she loves Pentagon and Rey Fenix, how a soap opera actress dream turned in to a professional wrestling career, and what’s next for her all-women’s promotion, Mission Pro Wrestling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 25, 2021
Dark Order's Evil Uno & Stu Grayson
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Founding Dark Order members, Evil Uno and Stu Grayson, disclose what they knew and when about the arrival of The Exalted One (aka Mr. Brodie Lee) to AEW Dynamite. They talk about their new de facto leader, -1 Brodie Lee Junior, Anna Jay’s injury, adding John Silver and Alex Reynolds as recruitment specialists to the Dark Order, the faction’s future, and why Colt Cabana is #8. They also speak to their relationship with the Young Bucks, being among the first talent signed to AEW, riding out the early months of the pandemic in their native Canada, missing Mr. Brodie Lee’s AEW Dynamite debut, and why #6 is perfect for Hangman Adam Page if X-Pac doesn’t accept the Dark Order’s recruitment offer! Plus, a physics and anatomy lesson from Stu, a rundown of Evil Uno’s favorite masks, and the true story about Nintendo and the Super Smash Brothers! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 18, 2021
Christopher Daniels
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Christopher Daniels is one-third of the SCU tag team, and the head of AEW Talent Relations. He explains how The Young Bucks brought him to AEW, why he was willing to bet on himself and take a chance with a new wrestling company, how AEW kept Sting’s debut a surprise, and how he rates the first year of #AEWDynamite. CD also shares stories about #CurryMan, the Dumb & Dumber suits, tagging and traveling with Frankie Kazarian, adding Scorpio Sky to SCU, “Being The Elite,” the BME, his covert DC vs Marvel match against actor Stephen Amell, and his brief stint at WCW. Plus, CD talks comic book collecting, his favorite Marvel books, and his own collaboration with Aw Yeah Comics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 11, 2021
Tony Khan Previews Revolution 2021
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2020 Wrestling Observer Awards “Best Booker” and “Promoter Of The Year” winner, Tony Khan, returns with a preview of Sunday’s (3/8 at 8pm Eastern) Revolution PPV card! He confirms that newest All Elite Wrestling talent, Paul Wight, was 100% correct in announcing that a major wrestling star will be signing a multi-year deal with AEW during Sunday’s live event!  Tony also shares thoughts on the Exploding Barbed Wire deathmatch between current AEW World Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega and former champ Jon Moxley, the personal nature of the AEW World Tag Team Championship match between The Young Bucks and the Inner Circle’s Chris Jericho and MJF, the surprise entrant in the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match, and the Street Fight between TNT Champion Darby Allin and Sting and Team Taz. Plus, Tony congratulates “Best High Flyer” Rey Fenix, and speaks to AEW’s expansion with the brand-new Monday night Elevation show, and an upcoming third hour of television on TNT. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 04, 2021
Red Velvet
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Red Velvet is more than ready to take on Jade and Shaq next week alongside Cody on #AEWDynamite!  Velvet explains how she’s preparing mentally and physically for the big match, why it was important for her to fill-in for Brandi Rhodes, and the words of wisdom she’s received from Brandi and Arn Anderson. Velvet also details the origin of her “Red Velvet” name and the “Stir The Pot” gimmick, her training with both La Rosa Negra and Dustin Rhodes, why she’s dying to get into the ring with Serena Deeb, and her journey to AEW. Plus, she shares the story of her engagement to Wes Briscoe, her close bond with Wes’ father, the great Jerry Briscoe, and what both of her parents have done to support her dream. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 25, 2021
Vickie Guerrero
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Excuse me! The Queen of Mean, Vickie Guerrero, is no nun in real life though she’s playing one on BTE! She shares stories about filming those segments with Nyla Rose, what it’s like to learn from and perform with Nyla, and how long it took her to recover from that gummy bear challenge! She also tells tales about meeting Tony Khan for the first time, having her own theme music on #AEWDynamite, and being part of an elite stable of managers at AEW including Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, and Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Plus, Vickie explains what it was like to perform a Cougar Splash off the top rope, who she’d love to recruit for her very own stable, what she does to keep her voice in shape, her favorite Eddie Guerrero match, and how her late husband always cheated at board games. And then there’s the book she’s writing… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 18, 2021
Matt Sydal
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Matt Sydal had some words of wisdom for Snoop Dogg before Snoop did the Snoop Splash live on AEW Dynamite. He also had some encouraging words for himself after his not-so-perfect AEW debut at the All Out Casino Battle Royale. Matt tells that story along with the last minute phone call he received about the surprise booking.  He offers insight to the Third Eye gimmick, what it means to have a “Sydelic Mentality,” risk-taking in the ring, and why he is solely focused on the TNT Championship. Plus, Matt tells stories about working with Cody Rhodes, Chaos Project, learning from AEW coaches like Dean Malenko and Tully Blanchard, his love of Japanese death matches, and tagging with Ricochet at NJPW. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 11, 2021
Scorpio Sky
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First-ever AEW World Tag Team Champ, co-host of the new “Wrestling With The Week” podcast, and sneaker aficionado, Scorpio Sky has decided opinions on Nike's Jordan's, winning the AEW tag title as part of SCU, his tag partners Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, and re-watching his own matches. He’s also got some great stories about wrestling sea sick on the Jericho Cruise, BTE and the Worst Town gimmick, The Young Bucks, Bret Hart, Sting’s AEW debut, and the time he met Derek Jeter. Plus, Sky reveals who he’d love to wrestle at AEW, why he almost quit wrestling, and which foods he absolutely can’t live without! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 04, 2021
Amanda Huber
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Amanda Huber, widow of the late, great Jon Huber (aka Mr. Brodie Lee), recounts the final couple months of her husband’s life, and the circumstances that led to his sudden and untimely passing. She sets the record straight about the non-COVID-19 lung infection that contributed to her husband’s death, the extraordinary measures taken to save Jon’s life, why a lung transplant was not an option, and the last spoken-word conversation she had with Jon before he died. She also speaks to the love and support she received from the AEW family, including the amazing help she got with her children, Brodie Jr., and Nolan, and the beautiful “Celebration of Life” tribute for Jon on “AEW Dynamite.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 28, 2021
Powerhouse Will Hobbs
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Will Hobbs grew up in East Palo Alto, California hearing stories about Pat Patterson, Ray Stevens, and Pepper Gomez, and going to shows at the legendary Cow Palace! He did some training with Booker T, worked the indies, and took a huge chance during the pandemic that ultimately led him to AEW. Will also talks comic books, Venom, Sting’s surprise AEW debut, Arn Anderson and the spinebuster, and why he really wants Team Taz to take on the Inner Circle. Plus, Will answers hard-hitting questions about arm wrestling Wardlow and Brian Cage, his growing iPhone collection, his calorie intake, daytime soap operas, and his favorite game on “Price Is Right.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 21, 2021
Serena Deeb
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Serena Deeb is the current NWA Women’s Champion, and details what it took to win the coveted title from Thunder Rosa! She also chronicles her journey to AEW, and how signing with the company was the silver lining of 2020. Serena talks the power of yoga and positive thinking, learning from Rip Rogers, and returning to in-ring performance after believing that part of her career to be over. Plus, she shares her Mt. Rushmore of wrestling, her experiences working with CM Punk, and her love of coaching. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 14, 2021
Tony Schiavone
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It’s Tony Schiavone… in the hot seat!  And yes, he’s revealing what he knew (and when) about Sting’s AEW debut, the Kenny Omega and Don Callis AEW Championship swerve, what it was like recording commentary for 6-weeks-worth of AEW Dynamite shows in a 24-hour period at the start of the pandemic lockdown, and how it was to share the announce table during that time with Chris Jericho. Tony also recalls his own journey to AEW, the text message he received from Cody Rhodes that got everything rolling, and his first meeting with Tony Khan. Plus, Tony discusses his favorite AEW matches so far, his favorite promos, the young talent he’s most excited to see develop, the recent loss of Pat Patterson, his hair care regime, and his favorite snacks. And he may or may not answer a fan question submitted by one Dr. Britt Baker DMD. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 07, 2021
Mr. Brodie Lee - ENCORE Presentation
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AEW Unrestricted pays tribute to the great Mr. Brodie Lee with an encore presentation of his appearance on the podcast!  Tony Schiavone and Ref Aubrey also share some of their favorite memories of their co-worker and friend who was taken from this life much too early. RIP Brodie, an amazing talent and even better human! Mr. Brodie Lee shares his journey to AEW, including his arrival as the Exalted One, how the pandemic impacted his AEW debut, and relishing his creative freedom on the mic. He speaks to the evolution of his suits, addresses the Vince McMahon comparisons, and explains why the great Terry Funk would be both a good and bad choice to join the Dark Order. Plus, Brodie breaks down the dog collar match with Cody, and what it was like having Greg Valentine sit front-row for that performance. There are also stories about the Dark Order numbers, “Being The Elite” filming, beard hygiene and care, the Stanley Cup and the Maple Leafs, and what AEW might look like in 2030. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 31, 2020
Sting
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It’s Sttiiiiiinngg!  And you’ll discover exactly how he came to be at AEW, and all that went into The Icon’s surprise debut! Sting recounts his conversations with Tony Khan, his first steps backstage at Dynamite, walking through Gorilla on his way to the ring, the snowfall at Daily’s Place, and the fans’ reaction to his appearance. He also talks WCW, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, and his surreal, final match at WCW. And Sting shares stories about the evolution of his character (from neon surfer Sting to The Crow version), his relationship with Dusty Rhodes and the Rhodes family, his early days tag teaming with Jim Hellwig (aka Ultimate Warrior), what Hacksaw Jim Duggan said to him the first time they met, his Wrestlemania moment, WWE Hall of Fame induction, and Vince McMahon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 24, 2020
Jurassic Express
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Jurassic Express derails things pretty quickly as Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, and Marko Stunt tell tales about their tag team partnership and origins! Hear stories about the Young Bucks and Cody scouting at Bar Wrestling, Jungle Boy’s ring entrance on Luchasaurus’ shoulders, and the reason why Marko Stunt was last to sign with AEW. Jungle Boy talks about his dad, late actor Luke Perry, training with actor David Arquette in David’s backyard wrestling ring, and throwing-up backstage before his big match with Chris Jericho. Marko Stunt remembers the invite he received for the Battle Royal at All In Chicago from the Bucks and Cody, and his match against Joey Janella his first day at AEW. He also speaks candidly about his size in the wrestling ring, and proving doubters wrong. Plus, Luchasaurus shares stories from his days on “Big Brother,” how he started wearing the mask, and what inspired him to get a PhD in medieval history.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 17, 2020
Dark Order's John Silver & Alex Reynolds
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Dark Order’s John Silver and Alex Reynolds bring a whole new meaning to “Unrestricted” as they talk Beaver Boys, Bloody Nips, and “slops!” They shed a little light on the status of Dark Order numbers, the AEW locker room, BTE filming, and why John Silver might be the best kisser in all of AEW. They shoot on their journey to AEW, the New York indie scene, and working MSG for WWE. Plus, Alex sets the record straight on his Dynamite injury, eating steak with the Exalted One, and competing on Dancing With The Stars. And if you want to know if Ref Aubrey and Tony Schiavone #JoinDarkOrder, be sure to listen to the bitter (and very funny) end. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 10, 2020
Wardlow
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Wardlow is the newest member of the Inner Circle, and eating chicken is his third favorite thing to do after wrestling and working out!  He chronicles his journey to AEW, his cage match against Cody, and why his loss to Hangman Adam Page remains one of his favorite matches so far.  Wardlow also details his WWE tryout, his training in a dungeon in Cleveland, and how he ended up in the Pittsburgh indie wrestling scene. He talks DC comics, his love of Bret “The Hitman” Hart and Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig, developing the devastating corner knee strike, and his lone wolf mentality.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 03, 2020
Anna Jay
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Anna Jay got signed to AEW and soon found herself recruited to the Dark Order! Hear how that happened, why she doesn’t wear a mask, and how she keeps a straight face when filming BTE with John Silver. Anna’s also talking about training at the Nightmare Factory with QT Marshall, tagging with Tay Conti, the impact that Jerry Lynn has had on her development and AEW career to date, and learning the sleeper hold from Arn Anderson in order to choke out Brandi Rhodes on Dynamite. She remembers bonding with her dad over wrestling, the promos he used to cut on her as a kid, and the inspiration for her Star Of The Show gimmick. And she answers fan questions about Brodie Lee, the Bella twins, and the AEW Women’s World Championship. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2020
Jade Cargill
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Jade Cargill made a hell of a debut on AEW Dynamite, and she shares exactly what it took to prepare for that! She talks about training at the Nightmare Factory with QT Marshall, what she continues to learn from Dustin Rhodes, and how WWE Superstar Chyna taught her to love her body!  Jade also speaks to her fierce silver-haired look, her college basketball career, starting and running her own fitness business, and being a mom to 3-year old daughter, Bailey. She details her daily workout routine, her personal motto, and the importance of being a positive role model. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2020
Cody Rhodes
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Call him Cody Rhodes! The American Nightmare returns with legal use of his full name, and the story explaining how it happened.  He’s also talking about AEW’s first year of TV, what he sees for the company’s future, the exciting young talent that he thinks will be breakout stars next year, and why he plans to stop wrestling at age 40! Cody shares details behind the steel chair shot he took to the head from Shawn Spears at Fyter Fest, and what he said to Shawn just before they went to the ring. He recounts driving John Cena around while at WWE, and why he firmly believes that “nobody is a nobody” in professional wrestling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2020
Tony Khan Previews Full Gear 2020
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Tony Khan returns with a breakdown of the Full Gear 2020 PPV card! He reveals which match he thinks will steal the show, which he’s been excited to book since the inception of AEW, and which is a confrontation that’s been brewing for years before AEW’s launch! He has thoughts on Eddie Kingston’s impact, Darby Allin’s title chances, the future of the Inner Circle, Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero’s working relationship, and Cody’s TNT Championship reign. Plus, Tony Khan reveals what Chris Jericho originally pitched for the “Dinner Debonair,” what inspired Eric Bischoff’s return to Dynamite, and why the Orange Cassidy vs John Silver match got bumped up from the buy-in to PPV card! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 05, 2020
Mr. Brodie Lee
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Mr. Brodie Lee shares his journey to AEW, including his arrival as the Exalted One, how the pandemic impacted his AEW debut, and relishing his creative freedom on the mic. He speaks to the evolution of his suits, addresses the Vince McMahon comparisons, and explains why the great Terry Funk would be both a good and bad choice to join the Dark Order. Plus, Brodie breaks down the dog collar match with Cody, and what it was like having Greg Valentine sit front-row for that performance. There are also stories about the Dark Order numbers, “Being The Elite” filming, beard hygiene and care, the Stanley Cup and the Maple Leafs, and what AEW might look like in 2030. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 26, 2020
Leva Bates
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“The Librarian” Leva Bates once pepper-sprayed Sting and Hulk Hogan in the face, dressed up and wrestled as Britney Spears, and used her indie wrestling career to fund her K-pop habit! Leva talks training at the Dudley Boys’ Team 3D Academy, her run as Blue Pants at WWE, mixing cosplay with wrestling, being obsessed with Michelle Pfeiffer’s catwoman, and the viral video that landed her a job at AEW! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 22, 2020
FTR
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FTR's Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler have plenty to say about the art of cheating, learning tag team wrestling psychology, the Carolina wrestling scene, their journey to AEW, and their proudest career moments. They’ve also got amazing Dusty Rhodes stories, favorite Bret Hart matches (and text messages), words of wisdom from Tully Blanchard, and a good reason why you should never blend a cheeseburger and drink it down! This podcast episode was filmed live in Jacksonville, FL. The audio is from the video feed, and will be best experienced when the video version is released on Monday 10/19 at https://www.tntdrama.com/allelitewrestling/unrestrictedpodcast   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2020
Hikaru Shida, Mr. Brodie Lee, FTR, and Jon Moxley - the Dynamite Anniversary Special
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It’s the one-year Anniversary of AEW Dynamite on TNT, and we’re celebrating the occasion with a special episode featuring all of the current Dynamite Champions (at least at the time of recording)!  Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida talks Nyla Rose, how she got started in wrestling, and what she’s learning from Harry Potter! TNT Champion Brodie Lee remembers his AEW debut as The Exalted One in the front of no audience during the early days of the pandemic, and his favorite moment to date – pinning Cody Rhodes! Tag Team Champs FTR have plenty to say about Jurassic Express, The Butcher and The Blade, tag team wrestling psychology, and working with Tully Blanchard. And of course, Jon Moxley recalls beating Jericho for the title at Revolution, and then defending it against the likes of Darby Allin and MJF.  And speaking of MJF… hmmmm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 08, 2020
Miro
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Miro has arrived at AEW, and has plenty of advice about love and marriage for Kip Sabian. Miro talks about being “The Best Man,” his AEW debut, and his first promo on AEW Dynamite. He also speaks to his childhood in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, attending a sports oriented high school, moving to the United States at the age of 19, all the odd jobs he had before his pro-wrestling career, why Hulk Hogan vs The Rock is the best match of all time, and that sex addict storyline at WWE. Plus, Miro answers your questions about music, video games, John Cena, and The League of Nations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2020
The Butcher and The Blade
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How long were The Butcher & The Blade hiding under the ring before their surprise AEW Dynamite debut, and whose idea was that? Andy Williams and Jesse Guilmette answer those questions, along with what it’s like working with Jesse’s real-life wife, Allie (aka The Bunny)!  They also talk about the movies and music that inspired their gimmick, how they got started tag teaming, their BFF status outside the ring, the Buffalo wrestling scene, and the time that Orange Cassidy came to an Every Time I Die concert, and literally almost died! Plus, Andy & Jesse answer the age-old question, “does pineapple really belong on pizza?” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2020
Best Friends and Orange Cassidy
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Best Friends, Trent? and Chuck Taylor, have plenty to say about Trent’s mom, Sue and her minivan (and what kind of royalties they’re paying her for that t-shirt). They also talk about their friendship, how they became a tag team, and their road to AEW. Plus, they speak to the indie scene, wrestling in Japan, and how they befriended Orange Cassidy. And if you listen really carefully you just might hear that trademark Orange Cassidy “thumbs up.” Watch the video episode at https://www.tntdrama.com/allelitewrestling/unrestrictedpodcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2020
Eddie Kingston
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Eddie Kingston hates Dairy Queen, is a self-described mama’s boy, loves ECW, and tells it like it is with no BS! He explains the real-life circumstances behind the challenge he issued to Cody that resulted in his contract with AEW. He speaks to the art of cutting promos, his close ties to the indie scene, his “New York boys” (what up Homicide!) and his positive attitude. He also tells tales from his days with Chikara, PWG, Ring of Honor, and Lucha Underground. Plus, Eddie answers a bunch of the fan questions submitted to www.tntdrama.com/allelitewrestling/unrestrictedpodcast .And he’s got a new hashtag he wants everyone to use, but you gotta stick around till the end of the episode if you wanna know what it is! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2020
Tony Khan Previews All Out 2020
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Tony Khan returns to preview the upcoming All Out PPV (Saturday, September 5th). Tony breaks down the card, sharing details on the making of the Mimosa Mayhem Match between Chris Jericho and Orange Cassidy, and how he was able to arrange for NWA Women’s Champ Thunder Rosa to challenge AEW Women’s Champ Hikaru Shida. Tony also talks Matt Cardona, the rise of MJF, the possible departure of Matt Hardy, FTR’s impact, and the domination of Brodie Lee and The Dark Order. Plus, you’ll find out how Jon Moxley found out about his #1 ranking in the 2020 PWI Top 500. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2020
Ricky Starks
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The Stroke Daddy, Ricky Starks, is talking about more than just his killer golf swing (wink, wink)! He details his journey to AEW, how he prepared to challenge TNT Champion, Cody, and why he was so surprised by what happened before and after that match. Ricky talks WWE, The Undertaker, The Rock, burning tables, wrestling inanimate objects, and Whataburger vs In-N-Out. Oh, and if you wanna see Ricky nail The People’s Eyebrow, check out the video on Monday: https://www.tntdrama.com/allelitewrestling/unrestrictedpodcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 27, 2020
Sammy Guevara
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Sammy Guevara returned to AEW Dynamite under the mask of Serpentico (and also wearing Serpentico’s boots apparently)! Sammy has stories about that night, Chris Jericho, the Inner Circle, the Stadium Stampede, Mike Tyson, and Cody. He also recounts his WWE tryout, his conversations with Vince McMahon, Road Dogg, and Triple H, and how he ended up training with Booker T in Houston. Plus, Sammy talks thumb tattoos, Rey Mysterio, and killing promotions (like Lucha Underground). Did we mention Mt Fuji? Yeah, that’s covered too. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2020
AEW Unrivaled Action Figures with Jeremy Padawer of Jazwares
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The AEW Unrivaled Series I action figures are available now (at Walmart and RingsideCollectibles.com), and Series II is coming soon! Discover what it took to the get the figures designed, created, and delivered from Jeremy Padawer, longtime wrestling fan and partner in Jazwares, the toy company producing the AEW line.  Jeremy shares the inspiration behind the performers and accessories chosen for Unrivaled Series I and II, what collectors will love about the packaging, how they were able to capture such fine details in the figures, and when Series II and III will be available. He also answers a bunch of fan questions about future products, representation of the AEW Women’s Division, most popular figures, and highest value collectibles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 13, 2020
Private Party's Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy
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If this ain’t water, then what is it? That’s just one question that Private Party answers during this crazy conversation that includes stories about saving helpless children from burning buildings, and beating Sting and the Undertaker in a dream tag team match! In more serious moments, Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen talk Matt Hardy and the Hardy Boyz, training at House of Glory, the advice they got from Jericho on how to elevate their tag team game, and what it meant to defeat The Young Bucks last year in the very first match of the AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 06, 2020
Sonny Kiss
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Sonny Kiss is a 90s nostalgia fan, eats a plant-based diet, answers to “she” or “he” (and explains why), makes her own fragrances, and is about to be a college grad! She also kicks some serious ass in the ring on her own, and with tag partner, Joey Janela! Sonny talks Lucha Underground, wrestling blindfolded, Dustin Rhodes, and dance! Plus, Sonny details her journey to AEW, and spills some behind-the-scenes tea about filming that awesome gas station vignette with Joey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 30, 2020
Big Swole
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Big Swole explains the swole mentality, and shares some great stories about her journey to AEW, her feud with Britt Baker, hanging out with Terry (aka Hulk Hogan) and Macho Man Randy Savage as a kid in Clearwater, Florida, surviving Crohn’s Disease, a lightning strike, the “nightmare virus,” and being paralyzed, and why she ditched her husband on their Wedding night!  Swole also talks motherhood, career, the importance of listening, and why she’s not afraid of anyone except the Lord and her mama! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 23, 2020
Colt Cabana
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Colt Cabana is pretty much the Godfather of Wrestling Podcasts, and basically revolutionized the independent wrestling scene with his approach to content, fan engagement, and merchandising! He’s telling those stories, and talking about the indie spirit of AEW and why now was the right time for him to join the team, what he loves about working for Tony Khan, Brodie Lee and the Dark Order, his favorite moments on #AEWDynamite so far, and navigating the new world of PPW (Pandemic Pro Wrestling). You’ll also hear his thoughts on comedy wrestling, Subway cards, the possibility of a 4th installment of the “Wrestling Road Diaries," and what he’s loving about Twitch (can you say Jackbox?)! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 16, 2020
Nyla Rose
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The Beast Nyla Rose loves cereal, any food with cheese, too many PS4 games to mention, and her grandmother for introducing her to wrestling as kid! She shares her favorite wrestlers growing up, training, working in Japan, and the unique way she communicated with her fellow Japanese wrestlers. She also reveals how one DM from Kenny Omega changed her life, her initial reaction to seeing herself on a larger-than-life billboard in Las Vegas, and the inspiration and meaning behind her mask and in-ring attire. Did we mention the swords? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 09, 2020
Brian Cage
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Brian Cage is a self-described nerd who collects action figures and trading cards, and loves horror movies and video games! He’s also the latest to challenge Jon Moxley for the AEW World Champion title at Fyter Fest (Wed. 7/8 on TNT). Brian describes his road to AEW, his surprise appearance at “Double Or Nothing,” debuting in the Casino Ladder Match (fresh off a bicep injury), and being managed by Taz. He talks about his first conversation with AEW bossman Tony Khan, his multiple weddings to Melissa Santos, what he loved about Lucha Underground, and the “three Cs” who inspired his pro wrestling career and in-ring moves. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 02, 2020
Tony Khan Fyter Fest Preview
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The Bossman, Tony Khan, returns to talk all things Fyter Fest (airing Wednesday 7/1 and Wednesday 7/8 on AEW Dynamite on TNT)! He breaks down the two-night card match-by-match! Hear his thoughts on breakout star, Orange Cassidy, rising star Penelope Ford, the return of the Lucha Bros, the debuts of FTR and Brian Cage, Chris Jericho on commentary, and what we can expect from the Big Swole and Dr. Britt Baker DMD feud in the future! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 25, 2020
Shawn Spears
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Shawn Spears has stories about the genius in putting Tully Blanchard’s face on his underpants for “Double or Nothing,” the idea behind the Shawn Spears News Network, and how he balances home life and work life with his wife, Cassie Arneill, who also happens to be a superstar wrestler herself! Plus, Shawn’s talking his rivalry with Cody, his quest for the TNT Championship, what commentary has taught him about his own in-ring performance, getting permission from Bret Hart to use the sharpshooter, why he started up the Flatbacks Wrestling School with Matthew Clement, and the state of the indie wrestling scene and the expectations for its post-pandemic recovery! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 18, 2020
Kris Statlander
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Kris Statlander came to pro-wrestling after training to become a stunt woman! She talks about stunt work, and how it’s different from pro-wrestling. She also talks about training with Curt Hawkins, some of her favorite matches on the indie scene, why she opted not to sign with WWE, and how she came to AEW. Plus, Kris describes her very first wrestling gimmick, what inspired The Alien, how her competitive gymnastics career has helped in the wrestling ring, and what makes her move set different from most others in the biz. And then there's her obsession with both pixie sticks and working out! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 11, 2020
Hangman Adam Page
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Hangman Adam Page is talking cowboy shit, backyard wrestling, dick flips, and Jimmy Page! He’s got stories about ROH, NJPW, the Bullet Club, Joey Ryan, and BJ Whitmer. He’s also a smart dude who graduated from Virginia Tech in two years, and went on to teach highschool, and lived to tell the tale. Plus, he’s sharing what inspired his name, his favorite “Being The Elite” angles, what he thinks about his tag team chemistry with Kenny Omega, and how he originally got hooked up with The Young Bucks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 04, 2020
Darby Allin
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Darby Allin is passionate about filmmaking, skateboarding, and professional wrestling, and explains how all three led him to AEW. He talks tattoos, his straight edge lifestyle, and how living in his car motivated his work ethic. He also explains why he turned down WWE’s tryout offer, what it meant to wrestle Cody and Chris Jericho as some of his first matches at AEW, his relationship with Dean Malenko, and why he’s so surprised by the fan reaction to him. Plus, Darby shares the stories behind his face paint, his name, and why he licked Seattle’s infamous gum wall! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 28, 2020
Dr. Britt Baker DMD
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Dr. Britt Baker DMD is a real dentist, and went to dental school and wrestling school simultaneously. She talks about that experience, her stint on the indie wrestling scene that led to AEW, her recent match with Hikaru Shida that resulted in a bloody nose and a #1-selling t-shirt, and how Chris Jericho has influenced her heel turn. She also shares how she’s spending her downtime during the coronavirus pandemic, and explains where she and boyfriend Adam Cole initially met, how they’ve been able to support each other’s matches working for competing companies, and why they never work out together! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 21, 2020
Excalibur
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Excalibur is the man behind the mask and the announce table for AEW Dynamite! He’s also one of the founders of PWG, and a former wrestling tape collector! He’s talking about the early days of PWG, how it grew into one of the most prestigious indie promotions, and all of the incredible talent that passed through the PWG ring! He also talks about his own wrestling start, making the transition to announcing, his journey to AEW, and the origins of his mask. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 14, 2020
Tony Khan Talks Production During A Pandemic
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Tony Khan returns to share serious behind-the-scenes details about what it took to keep AEW Dynamite going during the coronavirus pandemic! He talks about the night of the NBA shutdown which directly resulted in AEW live show cancellations, pivoting to no audience shows produced in Jacksonville, and the scramble to tape enough content to cover 5 or 6 additional weeks of TV after strict stay home and social distancing orders were mandated by the government. He reveals which Dynamite ideas were inspired by “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and “Saved By The Bell,” what impressed him about Colt Cabana and Kip Sabian, why he was excited to celebrate Dustin Rhodes, the origins of the Bubbly Bunch, Chris Jericho’s marathon session with Tony Schiavone at the announce table, the debuts of Matt Hardy and Brodie Lee, and the moment he knew he had to cancel “Blood And Guts.”  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 06, 2020
Ref Aubrey Edwards
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Aubrey Edwards may be the co-host of AEW Unrestricted, but that isn’t stopping Tony Schiavone from putting AEW’s lady ref in the hot seat!  The tables are turned as Tony asks Aubrey about her days reffing on the indie wrestling scene, the tryout and work she did for NXT, and how she made the jump from a career in video games to pro-wrestling! Plus, Aubrey talks about her days as a ballet dancer, and the Daniel Bryan crying girl meme that went viral after the WWE Superstar retired. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 30, 2020
Dean Malenko
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Dean Malenko is one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time, and a super funny guy! He shares stories from his incredible wrestling career that started in the land of referees and cut a trailblazing path through ECW and WCW before reaching WWE. He remembers close friend Eddie Guerrero, offers his take on Chris Benoit, and explains why he reformed The Four Horsemen. Hear about Dean's solo match with Ric Flair, his relationship with Arn Anderson, and what prompted Dean’s decision to leave WWE. Plus, Dean talks AEW and assesses some of AEW’s upcoming, young talent, including one of his personal favs, Darby Allin! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 23, 2020
Dustin Rhodes
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Dustin Rhodes learned how to sell from Ricky Steamboat, got the Goldust gimmick over with a little help from Savio Vega, and says his street fight with Roddy Piper at Wrestlemania 12 was his favorite match until taking on brother Cody at AEW’s “Double Or Nothing” PPV. Dustin shares all of those stories, plus speaks candidly about his WWE career, leaving WWE on his own terms, his relationship with his father, the late, great Dusty Rhodes, overcoming addiction, and the powerful meaning behind #KeepSteppin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 16, 2020
Taz
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Taz talks about his wrestling start in Puerto Rico, learning kayfabe the hard way, and the inspiration behind the Human Suplex Machine.  He also shares stories from his days traveling with Paul Heyman, ECW, his feud with Bam Bam Bigelow, and making the jump to WWE. Plus, discover how Taz was able to leave WWE on his own terms, and what he loves most about AEW. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 09, 2020
Brandi Rhodes
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Brandi Rhodes wears multiple hats for AEW and describes her roles as Chief Brand Officer, in-ring talent, and advisor to the Women's Division! She also talks about her special relationship with the late, great Dusty Rhodes, and how his stealthy match-making skills brought Brandi and Cody together! Plus, she remembers her days in competitive figure skating, and explains why she gave up that sport, and how she discovered wrestling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 02, 2020
The Young Bucks
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Matt and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks have plenty to say about the creative process of AEW, their boss, Tony Khan, and how much life has changed since AEW launched. They also describe the backyard ring their dad built for them as teenagers, growing up Hulkamaniacs, their first matches, and how they developed their high-flying, in-ring style. Plus, they talk Bullet Club, Being The Elite, the development of their merch empire, and their love of Orange Cassidy! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 26, 2020
Billy Gunn
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Billy Gunn turned a rodeo scholarship into a career in pro wrestling! Ok, not exactly, but he's got a great story about how he went from a rodeo ring to a wrestling ring! He's also got a great story about how he ended up at AEW after being fired by WWE for the fourth time! Billy's talking D-Generation X, New Age Outlaws, the Smoking Gunns, and what it was like working in the ring with everyone from Road Dogg to The Rock to Stone Cold Steve Austin and Terry Funk (one of the toughest guys ever in the business). Plus, he speaks to his great friendship with Chyna, and his new tag team, The Gunn Club, with his son, Austin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 19, 2020
Tony Khan
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AEW founder, President and CEO Tony Khan might be more excited about AEW and its future than the fans! He talks about turning a "wild gamble" into a "successful business," how one Macho Man Halloween costume led AEW to TNT, when he originally got the idea for AEW and who he approached first, and what inspires some of "Dynamite's" creative angles and characters. Tony speaks to discovering wrestling as a kid, some of his favorite childhood performers and matches, tape trading, and how World's Best Wrestling developed into AEW. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 12, 2020
Jim Ross
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Good Ole' JR, Jim Ross, joins the AEW pod to talk about his early days as a referee for NWA, how he started in the announce booth, and his journey to AEW. He also talks about his love of John Wayne, his upcoming new book, "Under The Black Hat," and he shares some great stories from the set of the 1999 movie about Andy Kaufman, "Man On The Moon." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 05, 2020
The American Nightmare Cody
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AEW Executive VP, The American Nightmare Cody, talks about the emotional Double Or Nothing match with brother Dustin Rhodes, the one thing that kept going through Cody's mind during that match, and why his Full Gear bout with Chris Jericho was a game-changer for Cody. He also discusses Star Wars vs Star Trek, his Harry Potter house affiliation, the #SternFacedLady who trended on twitter, his stellar highschool wrestling career, his back-up plan during his lowest days at WWE, and his father's amazing legacy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 27, 2020
Jon Moxley
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Jon Moxley had quite a collection of wrestling VHS tapes (ask your parents, kids), missed out on Hulkamania, became a Bret Hart fan, and pondered what The Undertaker was really like outside the ring. And those are just some of the stories he's sharing as he talks about his days on the indies, his jump to WWE, and his surprise AEW debut at Double or Nothing! He also recounts his rock bottom moment at WWE, overcoming his recent injuries, and how things really work in his house with wife, Renee Young! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 20, 2020