A lively discussion about the world of pro wrestling, hosted by Pro Wrestling Illustrated Senior Writer Al Castle and Contributing Writer Brian Solomon.
Ep. 232: (Almost) Too Much WWE News (w/ Kevin McElvaney)
1:15:26PWI writers and Podcast cohosts Al Castle and Brian R. Solomon are once again joined by Editor Kevin McElvaney, this time to discuss the whirlwind of news coming out of WWE, including the most recent resignation of Vince McMahon, the evolving main-event picture at WrestleMania 40, and The Rock's role within the company.
Ep. 231: PWI Awards In Review, TNA Hard To Kill (w/ Kevin McElvaney)
1:44:59On this episode of the PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian R. Solomon are once again joined by PWI Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney. This week, the focus is on the latest PWI Awards, with an in-depth look at the winners and runners-up. Plus: Some post-show thoughts on TNA's Hard to Kill pay-per-view.
Ep. 230: Going Where The Mone Is (w/Kevin McElvaney)
1:45:55On this episode of The PWI Podcast, hosts Al Castle & Brian R. Solomon are joined by PWI Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney to discuss their shared and individual experiences at AEW Worlds End on Long Island (including the press scrum), thoughts on The Iron Claw, the future of Mercedes Mone, and what The Rock's return means for Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania.
PWINDIE: Live at the Holiday Hangout (w/ Brandon Kirk, Avery Good, many more)
1:06:17On the latest episode of Pro Wrestling INDIEstrated, Kaia McKenna & Kevin McElvaney set up shop backstage at National Sokols in Bethlehem, PA, for a live field recording. On this exciting, lively edition, they're joined by guests including Brandon Kirk, Jeff Cannonball, Erica Leigh, Avery Good, Dan Champion, Sidney Bakabella, members of Catchpoint, and The Lost Boys. Warning: Some language, particularly from one Mr. Bakabella, may be considered offensive to some ears. Listener discretion is advised.
Ep. 229: 2023 in Review (Plus: Bob Smith Pt II)
1:57:22On this episode of the PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian R. Solomon reflect on the year 2023 in pro wrestling, examining some of the biggest players in the industry (CM Punk, Rhea Ripley, Cody Rhodes, Kazuchika Okada) and biggest promotions (WWE, AEW, IMPACT) to see what might lie ahead for them in 2024. Plus, Al shares part two of his interview with former PWI Writer and Editor Bob Smith.
Ep. 228: CM Punk’s Return, ”Timeless” Toni Storm, TT100 + Bob Smith interview (part 1)
1:44:03On this episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle & Brian R. Solomon discuss the unlikely returns of CM Punk and Randy Orton to WWE programming on the same night at Survivor Series, the prospects of AJ Lee returning to the ring, and some behind-the-scenes details from Brian's recent cover story/Hotseat interview with Toni Storm. Then, Al shares part one of his fascinating conversation with former PWI writer and Managing Editor Bob Smith, in which they discuss the origins of the PWI 500, the dreaded "six-week curse" of print publishing, and much more.
PWINDIE: Monday Night Manders (w/ 1 Called Manders)
39:25In the first-ever live broadcast of Pro Wrestling INDIEstrated, Kaia McKenna and Kevin McElvaney are joined by the 1 Called Manders, who discusses his recent success in the Scenic City Invitational, becoming MLW World tag team champ as a part of the Second Gear Crew, and life on the road in his RV. Warning: Contains some strong language that some listeners may find objectionable.
Ep. 227: Women’s 250 Reflections, Rhea Ripley, Giulia, Full Gear (w/ Patricia Rogers)
1:23:38On this episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle & Brian R. Solomon are joined by Patricia Rogers (Those Wrestling Girls), who discusses her experiences on the PWI "Women's 250" committee, big matchups left for Rhea Ripley, Ronda Rousey in ROH, and a host of other topics.
PWIndie: 10,000 Hours (w/ Mike Skyros)
19:36On this episode of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, hosts Kaia McKenna and Kevin McElvaney welcome Mike Skyros the Grand champion of Pro Wrestling GRIND to discuss the IWTV premiere of the GRIND Celebration Day 2 anniversary show. Skyros discusses his match with Matt Makowski, potential other challengers to his title, and the importance of consistency in independent wrestling. Watch Pro Wrestling GRIND: https://independentwrestling.tv/promo...
Ep. 226: TNA Is Back, LA Knight, Will Ospreay (w/ Kevin McElvaney)
1:17:14On this episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian R. Solomon are joined by PWI Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney to discuss some of the hot topics of the moment: - Could this be LA Knight's big moment? - Where Will Ospreay would be best utilized in 2024 - "Big Announcements" from AEW; what it's doing well - IMPACT's rebranding as TNA Wrestling (and whether it's a good thing) Plus, a brief conversation about the Women's 250 (more in-depth analysis to come on a later episode from another member of the ranking committee). There's a lot talked about here, and you won't want to miss it!