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 - "X-Pac" Sean Waltman Interview with host Wade Keller, pt. 1 of 2 (11-17-2017)

PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a new interview with "X-Pac" Sean...PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a new interview with "X-Pac" Sean Waltman who talk about a wide range of topics including the wrestling hosted podcast boom and what it's been like him to dive head first into that venture with some memories of his early career radio interviews and how he doesn't feel he has to hold back in criticizing WWE and other pro wrestling products on his show, why he's still wrestling today, how he looks at the wrestling industry now compared to 10 or 15 years ago, how the in-ring style has changed to cut back on concussion risks, his concerns about how wrestlers are trained now, what "WWE Style" was back in the late 1990s and how WWE style is different today, which wrestler he most likes to watch now, what a key is to a good match other than the variety of athletic moves, the power balance between pro wrestling promoters and wrestlers today compared to ten or twenty years ago, how have fans changed and are they are more critical than years ago, and more.   Show More

01:16:00 11/17/2017

Past Episodes

PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell. They preview Survivor Series for nearly a full hour with a breakdown of this week's developments including speculation on different directions the booking might go in terms of outcomes and angles. They also answer Mailbag questions and a few other topics including James Ellsworth, Ric Flair 30 for 30, the Tim Storm vs. Nick Aldis match, ROH's move away from PPV to a WWE Network OTT model, and more.
01:39:00 11/16/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jake Barnett to discuss Smackdown's key moments including Charlotte's World Title win and Ric Flair's return, the big Raw invasion at the end, A.J. Styles and Daniel Bryan hyping the Brock Lesnar match, and more. Also, an on-site correspondent details the vibe in the arena. And a long mailbag segment discussing the show and looking ahead to Survivor Series.
01:34:00 11/15/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Rich Fann, host of the PWTorch Livecast "Deep Dive with Rich Fann," to discuss an eventful episode of WWE Raw with big Survivor Series developments. They also talk to an on-site correspondent from Atlanta who talks about what happened after Raw went off the air with Braun Strowman and Kane. And finally they answer mailbag questions from listeners.
01:19:00 11/14/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a new interview with Dave Lagana, a former WWE Creative Team member for five years and a former TNA Creative Team member for five years who also worked behind the scenes during ECW and the ROH stint on HD Net. He now is Vice President of the NWA, recently purchased by Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Corgan. He talks more about the NWA business plan and where it fits into the current landscape. He also analyzes the current pro wrestling industry landscape, what fans want that they aren't getting, his reaction to changes in WWE since he left, Roman Reigns, Vince McMahon, and more.
01:13:00 11/10/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch Newsletter senior columnist Bruce Mitchell covering these topics: A review of the Ric Flair ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, the John Cena-Team Smackdown news, Roman Reign returning, A.J. Styles beating Jinder Mahal for the WWE Title and was anything gained from Mahal's title reign and was Styles damaged and is the WWE Title just a prop, and the Flagship Mailbag with questions about Cena, Jinder, Bray, Survivor Series, the UK scene, and more.
01:58:00 11/9/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch Livecast host Pat McNeill to discuss WWE Smackdown with a focus on the big news of A.J. Styles capturing the WWE Title from Jinder Mahal. What does it mean for Jinder? For A.J.? For Survivor Series? For the WWF Title? Plus the pros and cons of WWE's push alerts regarding the title change hours before Smackdown aired, the latest Survivor Series developments including the latest with the Raw and Smackdown teams, and more. Keller talks with a live on-site correspondent, and then they answer mailbag questions regarding Smackdown including whether the inter-gender match with James Ellsworth and Becky Lynch was handled well.
01:27:00 11/8/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch Livecast host and editor of PWPodcasts.com, Andrew Soucek, to analyze WWE Raw from a variety of angles, look ahead to Survivor Series, talk to an on-site correspondent from Manchester, answer mailbag questions about Raw, and also get in some Chris Jericho-New Japan and Impact Bound for Glory talk. Topics include: What will Roman Reigns's role be at Survivor Series and how does Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose losing the tag team title factor into that? Will Kurt Angle regret the Jason Jordan decision? Did the Under Siege II teaser by New Day work? Why did WWE give away the tag team title change in a notification alert to WWE App users hours before Raw aired? And much more.
01:44:00 11/7/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a new interview with Dave Lagana, a former WWE Creative Team member for five years and a former TNA Creative Team member for five years who also worked behind the scenes during ECW and the ROH stint on HD Net. He now is Vice President of the NWA, recently purchased by Smashing Pumpkin frontman William Corgan. He talked about his journey behind the scenes in pro wrestling including a long stint in WWE in the mid-2000s, and then discusses the lay of the land of the industry as he sees it and what the gameplay is for the NWA under Corgan's ownership.
01:19:00 11/3/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch VIP Audio Analyst Todd Martin covering these topics: WWE cutbacks, Survivor Series developments, Under Siege and Raw vs. Smackdown hype, Smackdown analysis, Impact's BFG PPV preview, NJPW Power Struggle preview, Mailbag topics including a look at the careers of each Nexus member, comparing Verne Gagne to Vince McMahon, the WWF-World Class Championship Wrestling relationship, and more including the dangers of surfing.
01:40:00 11/2/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch East Coast Cast host Travis Bryant. They review Smackdown's top happenings in segment one focused on the follow-up to the big Under Siege angle. Then they talk to two on-site correspondents from Norfolk. And they close with an extended mailbag segment with a broad range of Smackdown-related and Survivor Series-related topics.
01:22:00 11/1/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch Livecast host and PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill to talk about the Oct. 30 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. They discuss the return of Stephanie McMahon, Daniel Bryan paying a visit, the show-closing angle with Miztourage and Braun Strowman's return, and more. Then they talk to an on-site correspondent. And finally, they answer emails and read rants from frustrated viewers of Raw looking for more attention to detail and professional respect for the viewers in that regard.
01:19:00 10/31/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a new interview with "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase discussing the ups and downs of his career and his son's Ted Jr. in the WWF and elsewhere, including how he chronicled his career and post-pro wrestling life in his new autobiographical documentary. The conversation includes talk about WWE's schedule and whether it's "family friendly" and some talk about Bill Watts's approach to presenting pro wrestling compared to Vince McMahon.
01:16:00 10/27/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell and they discuss a wide range of topics in pro wrestling including WWE TLC, Raw's Under Siege angle and the fan psychology of disliking or liking the angle, Keller's exchanges with Dolph Ziggler about the Under Siege angle, hype for Brock Lesnar vs. Jinder Mahal, the Jeff Jarrett-Impact Wrestling breakup, the latest on the new Billy Corgan NWA, Ultimate Warrior, and more, plus answers to listener emails.
01:45:00 10/26/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch Livecast host and PWTorch East Coast Cast cohost Cam Hawkins. They review Smackdown's top happenings in segment one focused on the follow-up to the big Under Siege angle. Then they talk to an on-site correspondent from Milwaukee. And they close with an extended mailbag segment with a broad range of Smackdown-related and Survivor Series-related topics including Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara, Charlotte, Sami Zayn, and many more.
01:34:00 10/25/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch Livecast host and PWTorch East Coast Cast cohost Cam Hawkins. They review Smackdown's top happenings in segment one focused on the follow-up to the big Under Siege angle. Then they talk to an on-site correspondent from Milwaukee. And they close with an extended mailbag segment with a broad range of Smackdown-related and Survivor Series-related topics including Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara, Charlotte, Sami Zayn, and many more.
01:34:00 10/25/2017

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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a new interview with "X-Pac" Sean Waltman who talk about a wide range of topics including the wrestling hosted podcast boom and what it's been like him to dive head first into that venture with some memories of his early career radio interviews and how he doesn't feel he has to hold back in criticizing WWE and other pro wrestling products on his show, why he's still wrestling today, how he looks at the wrestling industry now compared to 10 or 15 years ago, how the in-ring style has changed to cut back on concussion risks, his concerns about how wrestlers are trained now, what "WWE Style" was back in the late 1990s and how WWE style is different today, which wrestler he most likes to watch now, what a key is to a good match other than the variety of athletic moves, the power balance between pro wrestling promoters and wrestlers today compared to ten or twenty years ago, how have fans changed and are they are more critical than years ago, and more.
01:16:00 11/17/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell. They preview Survivor Series for nearly a full hour with a breakdown of this week's developments including speculation on different directions the booking might go in terms of outcomes and angles. They also answer Mailbag questions and a few other topics including James Ellsworth, Ric Flair 30 for 30, the Tim Storm vs. Nick Aldis match, ROH's move away from PPV to a WWE Network OTT model, and more.
01:39:00 11/16/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jake Barnett to discuss Smackdown's key moments including Charlotte's World Title win and Ric Flair's return, the big Raw invasion at the end, A.J. Styles and Daniel Bryan hyping the Brock Lesnar match, and more. Also, an on-site correspondent details the vibe in the arena. And a long mailbag segment discussing the show and looking ahead to Survivor Series.
01:34:00 11/15/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by Rich Fann, host of the PWTorch Livecast "Deep Dive with Rich Fann," to discuss an eventful episode of WWE Raw with big Survivor Series developments. They also talk to an on-site correspondent from Atlanta who talks about what happened after Raw went off the air with Braun Strowman and Kane. And finally they answer mailbag questions from listeners.
01:19:00 11/14/2017
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a new interview with Dave Lagana, a former WWE Creative Team member for five years and a former TNA Creative Team member for five years who also worked behind the scenes during ECW and the ROH stint on HD Net. He now is Vice President of the NWA, recently purchased by Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Corgan. He talks more about the NWA business plan and where it fits into the current landscape. He also analyzes the current pro wrestling industry landscape, what fans want that they aren't getting, his reaction to changes in WWE since he left, Roman Reigns, Vince McMahon, and more.
01:13:00 11/10/2017

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