The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Journalist Wade Keller and a top shelf rotation of guest analysts with diverse backgrounds in pro wrestling provide timely and hard-hitting analysis of the latest TV shows, PPVs, and breaking news in pro wrestling. He also interviews some of pro wrestling's biggest names and most influential people on a weekly basis.

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WKPWP - Mick Foley interview (pt. 2 of 2) discussing bumps he regrets, the Roman Reigns crowd reactions, scripted promos, Bruno Sammartino, more (5-18-18)

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring the second of a two installment interview with Mick Foley. Keller begins with a review of Mick Foley's one man stand-up show at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. earlier this week, then the interview picks up with Foley discussing any regrets he has over bumps or moves he took in his career, advice for indy wrestlers and how they define success, what's not working with Roman Reigns and if it's fixable, the delicate balance he struck with asserting himself creatively on promos while also working with writers who presented hm with scripts as G.M., why Terry Funk would mess up moves on purpose, memories of Bruno Sammartino and what Bruno thought of him, and more.
01:20:00 5/17/2018

Past Episodes

PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Something to Wrestle With and What Happened When host Conrad Thompson talking All In's sellout, his Starrcast convention, the rise of Pro Wrestling Podcasts and will it last, is anything really wrong with Roman Reigns, and more.
01:14:00 5/16/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring Mick Foley discussing the parallels between how he approaches his current career doing one-man stand-up shows and pro wrestling in terms of pacing and playing to the crowd. Also, he talks about the Women's Revolution, Ronda Rousey compared to Bill Goldberg, Kurt Angle's drive, how he's feeling better physically after surgery, the challenge of fitting into your place on the card even if it means cutting back on the quality of a match earlier in the card, how he built his reputation early, Kane, and more.
01:10:00 5/10/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell discussing whether Daniel Bryan's push is going well since his return, what stood out about latest WWE financials and ratings, New Japan, whether Shinsuke Nakamura-A.J. Styles will ever reach original high expectations, various concerns with the WWE Women's Division, and more.
01:25:00 5/9/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring a show dedicated to remembering Bruno Sammartino with two guests - photographer and magazine writer Bill Apter and historian and book author George Schire looking at Bruno's second reign for the WWWF in the 1970s, what happened in his final years as an active wrestler including the Larry Zbyszko feud, and his relationships with both Vince McMahon Sr. and Jr., his Hall of Fame resistance and eventual acceptance, and more.
01:42:00 5/3/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Rich Fann to cover these topics: WWE Backlash in-depth preview, Saudi Arabia controversy, Tomasso Ciampa social media persona, New Japan hot topics, and more.
01:28:00 5/2/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring a show dedicated to remembering Bruno Sammartino with guests photographer and magazine writer Bill Apter and historian and book author George Schire looking at Bruno's first title reign for the WWWF from his victory to become champion to the stunning title loss to Ivan Koloff. Bill Apter was there for all of Brunos' big career moments, and George puts them all perspective including what Bruno meant to fans outside of the Northeast WWWF region. Next week, Bill and George return to talk about the second phase of Bruno's career with his second WWWF Title run and what happened in his final years including the Larry Zbyszko feud and his relationships with both Vince McMahon Sr. and Jr.
01:26:00 4/26/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch VIP Analyst Todd Martin to cover the following topics: A preview of Greatest Royal Rumble, why Todd is sick of hearing about women being excluded from Saudi Arabia show, NXT live event notes, Impact PPV review, Smackdown review, and Mailbag topics including what was actually good about WCW in their last couple years and was Drew McIntyre's promo this week better than Roman Reigns's best promo ever.
01:29:00 4/25/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team Member Court Bauer who compares Vince McMahon to Triple H behind the scenes, WWE Superstar Shake-up reaction, and details on his new MLW TV premiere tonight and his vision for the upstart company.
01:17:00 4/19/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team Member Court Bauer who compares Vince McMahon to Triple H behind the scenes, WWE Superstar Shake-up reaction, and details on his new MLW TV premiere tonight and his vision for the upstart company.
01:17:00 4/19/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net as guest co-host to discuss the Superstar Shake-up including how it sets up Raw and Smackdown for rest of year, plus Bruno Sammartino, a preview of Sunday's Impact PPV, and Mailbag on Chad Gable, execution of Shake-up, Finn Balor's "all inclusive" character, women's scene on Raw, the future of the Universal Title, and more.
01:30:00 4/18/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team Member Kevin Eck who reacts to WrestleMania 34, Daniel Bryan's return, Roman Reigns's future, John Cena-Undertaker storyline and match, behind the scenes on Undertaker streak ending, Braun Strowman's upside, Shinsuke Nakamura's turn, and more.
01:23:00 4/12/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Jason from Australia as guest co-host to discuss WrestleMania 34 fallout including what's next for Roman Reigns, match-ups for heel Shinsuke Nakamura, Superstar Shake-up ideas, Ronda Rousey's week, Saudi Arabia show controversy, and more.
01:39:00 4/11/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring ex-WWE Creative Team Member Matt McCarthy who talks about this year's line-up, his weekend plans, and stories from his time working with Vince McMahon. They discuss the mysterious John Cena-Undertaker situation, Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, Charlotte vs. Asuka, the return of Daniel Bryan, and everything else on Sunday's big event.
01:29:00 4/5/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch senior columnist Bruce Mitchell for an Official WrestleMania 34 Preview including every announced match from Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar to Charlotte vs. Asuka to Daniel Bryan's return with Shane McMahon, the Ronda Rousey mixed tag with Kurt Angle against Stephanie McMahon & Triple H, and the rest.
01:31:00 4/4/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" once again with Sam Roberts from WWE's Kickoff Shows and the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast discussing WrestleManias 25 through 33, one at a time, looking at the final match on each card and deciding if it was the right match to conclude each show or if there were other better or viable candidates. They also look at which matches could end WrestleMania 34 and the pros and cons of each option. This is the third of three installments.
01:24:00 3/29/2018

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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring the second of a two installment interview with Mick Foley. Keller begins with a review of Mick Foley's one man stand-up show at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. earlier this week, then the interview picks up with Foley discussing any regrets he has over bumps or moves he took in his career, advice for indy wrestlers and how they define success, what's not working with Roman Reigns and if it's fixable, the delicate balance he struck with asserting himself creatively on promos while also working with writers who presented hm with scripts as G.M., why Terry Funk would mess up moves on purpose, memories of Bruno Sammartino and what Bruno thought of him, and more.
01:20:00 5/17/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Something to Wrestle With and What Happened When host Conrad Thompson talking All In's sellout, his Starrcast convention, the rise of Pro Wrestling Podcasts and will it last, is anything really wrong with Roman Reigns, and more.
01:14:00 5/16/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring Mick Foley discussing the parallels between how he approaches his current career doing one-man stand-up shows and pro wrestling in terms of pacing and playing to the crowd. Also, he talks about the Women's Revolution, Ronda Rousey compared to Bill Goldberg, Kurt Angle's drive, how he's feeling better physically after surgery, the challenge of fitting into your place on the card even if it means cutting back on the quality of a match earlier in the card, how he built his reputation early, Kane, and more.
01:10:00 5/10/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell discussing whether Daniel Bryan's push is going well since his return, what stood out about latest WWE financials and ratings, New Japan, whether Shinsuke Nakamura-A.J. Styles will ever reach original high expectations, various concerns with the WWE Women's Division, and more.
01:25:00 5/9/2018
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents "Interview Friday" featuring a show dedicated to remembering Bruno Sammartino with two guests - photographer and magazine writer Bill Apter and historian and book author George Schire looking at Bruno's second reign for the WWWF in the 1970s, what happened in his final years as an active wrestler including the Larry Zbyszko feud, and his relationships with both Vince McMahon Sr. and Jr., his Hall of Fame resistance and eventual acceptance, and more.
01:42:00 5/3/2018

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