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English, Strength-based sports, 1 season, 229 episodes, 3 minutes
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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.
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The Infantry's Trish Adora

Trish Adora went from boot camp to the US Army to teaming with The Infantry at AEW. She talks about how her military training helped her wrestling career, what inspired her to pursue wrestling in the first place, and how her mom reacted when she told her. Trish also talks about her incredible in-ring chemistry with Riho, what she learned at the ROH Dojo, and her goals at AEW. She also explains her connection and bond with her fellow Infantry team members, Captain Shawn Dean and Carlie Bravo.   AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/11/202441 minutes, 50 seconds
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The CEO of Shane Taylor Promotions

The CEO of Shane Taylor Promotions has plenty to say about what it takes to be a fighter, and why Lee Moriarity and Anthony Ogogo have the perfect mentalities for combat sports. He breaks down his own recent singles matches against Orange Cassidy and Will Ospreay, the psychology behind his personal in-ring style, and why he thinks Will Ospreay may have the edge over Bryan Danielson when it comes to being the GOAT. He also shares the story about the time he was kicked out of pre-school (because of pro wrestling), why he thinks Keith Lee is a bonafide genius, and his last hang with Jay Briscoe. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/4/202442 minutes, 38 seconds
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Forbidden Door Preview

AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door takes place this Sunday, June 30th live from the USB Arena on Long Island, New York, and the card is STACKED! Ref Aubrey Edwards and Will Washington preview the matches including Swerve Strickland’s huge title defense against Will Ospreay who’s hoping to add the AEW World Championship to his list of AEW accomplishments. The vacant TNT Championship is up for grabs and will be decided in a huge Ladder match featuring Konosuke Takeshita, Mark Briscoe, Jack Perry, Dante Martin, and Lio Rush. TBS Champion Mercedes Mone and NJPW Strong Women’s Champion Stephanie Vaquer put their titles on the line against each; Mina Shirakawa challenges Toni Storm for the AEW Women’s World Championship, Jon Moxley and Tetsuya Naito battle for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, and the first round of the Owen Hart Cup Tournament is a true dream match between Bryan Danielson and Shingo Takagi.   AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/27/202446 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ian Riccaboni

Ian Riccaboni has had some great broadcast partners during his 10 years with Ring Of Honor including Colt Cobana, Nigel McGuinness, and Caprice Coleman. He shares what he learned from Colt, what he enjoys most about working with Nigel, and how he and Caprice prepare for every ROH match they call. Ian gives a play-by-play account of his involvement in the 2018 All In show, his first introduction to Excalibur, and why he didn’t initially join AEW when it launched not long after. He talks about ROH’s historic show at Madison Square Garden, some of his favorite road trips with Jay Lethal, the Briscoes, and Chuck Taylor, his friendship with former ROH owner Cary Silkin, and how he convinced then ROH booker, Delirious, to give him a shot on the mic. Plus, Ian reveals when his love of wrestling started, how his short-lived music career influenced his broadcast style, and what inspired those incredible raps over Willow Nightingale’s entrance! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/20/202454 minutes, 53 seconds
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Kris Statlander & Boots

Kris Statlander has a new look, new music, a new attitude, and a new business partner in Stokely Hathaway! Kris (and her bearded dragon, Boots) return to talk about all that’s changed in recent months including some friendships! Kris also talks about entering the Owen Hart Cup Tournament, her TBS Championship reign, what it meant to win the title at AEW Double of Nothing on her first night back after her second major knee injury, and how she managed to keep her return a surprise! She discusses injury rehab, staying positive throughout her recovery, and how it feels to be able to help other talent going through similar situations. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/13/202437 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Return of MJF and Other Fav Moments from Double or Nothing

MJF is back, and if you wanna know how he got smuggled into the building, just press play! Will and Aubrey share some great behind-the-scenes stories about Double or Nothing’s 5th Anniversary show in Las Vegas! They talk about Darby Allin lighting Jack Perry on fire (and some well-placed fire extinguishers that were off-limits in the FTW match); the Scapegoat Bus; Matthew & Nicholas Jackson’s Reebok spot; Mercedes Mone’s drumline entrance; the story behind Willow Nightingale’s giant friendship bracelet; the incredible crowd chants; the Anarchy In The Arena music; and AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland’s special guest sitting at ringside! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/6/202443 minutes, 47 seconds
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Arkady Aura

Arkady Aura is the newest member of the ring announce and backstage interviewer team at AEW, and explains the role that FTR’s Dax Harwood played in making that happen. She remembers her first-time doing backstage interviews at Dynamite, prepping her segments, and what she was most nervous about. She talks about learning from her mentor, Justin Roberts, soaking in the backstage knowledge from Renee Paquette, mixing it up with Adam Copeland, Will Ospreay, Willow Nightingale, and Roderick Strong and the Undisputed Kingdom, and being called “Not Lexy.” Arkady also explains how she went from training as an in-ring performer to ring announcing and interviewing, and when she knew that was truly the right path for her! Plus, she discusses her other passion, the Highland Games! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/30/202441 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Young Bucks, Roderick Strong, and Serena Deeb Preview AEW Double or Nothing

It’s a stacked Double or Nothing preview starting with The EVPs, Matthew and Nicholas Jackon (editor’s note: we had to mention them first to avoid a fine), who send thoughts and prayers to Tony Khan and Eddie Kingston, share a few words of warning about Scapegoat Jack Perry, and preview their new sneaker collab with Reebok (editor’s note: link to purchase below. Again, avoiding a fine.). Current AEW International Champ Roderick Strong also joins to detail his plan to defeat challenger Will Ospreay using both mental and physical warfare in the ring. Serena Deeb outlines her strategy to strip Timeless Toni Storm of the AEW Women’s Championship, and explain why she’s the better choice to be the face of the AEW Women’s division. Plus, analysis on Orange Cassidy versus Trent Beretta, Jon Moxley and Takeshita in the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Eliminator match, Adam Copeland defending the TNT Championship against Malakai Black in a Barbed Wire Steel Cage match, Mercedes Mone’s AEW in-ring debut challenging Willow Nightingale for the TBS Championship, and Swerve Strickland fighting Christian Cage to stay AEW World Champion. Purchase the Reebok x Young Bucks AEW Pump Omni II sneakers on MAY 27th (or we might get fined): https://www.champssports.com/en/release-dates/reebok/10204821.html AEW Unrestricted's Double or Nothing Preview video episodes available TOMORROW Friday 5/23 at 9am Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/202454 minutes, 19 seconds
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Chugs & Evil Uno from All Elite Arcade

Chugs (aka Adam Cole) & Evil Uno co-host the new podcast, All Elite Arcade, and discuss a fraction of what you’ll hear on their weekly show! They share the video games and consoles that got them into gaming as kids, debate the merits of Xbox vs Playstation vs Switch vs PC gaming (and yes, they each have a favorite), recommend the best games to try if you’re new to gaming, and reveal the games they’re actively playing now! There’s discussion about VR, Sega Genesis, Wii, mobile games, and video games turned into TV series and movies (like The Super Mario Brothers Movie, The Last Of Us, Fall Out, and Sonic the Hedgehog). Listen to All Elite Arcade: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-elite-arcade/id1740621077 Watch All Elite Arcade on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaETSg4ZmbVKY7t3R5MIkP-xJQHtiyjvW AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/16/202446 minutes, 11 seconds
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Team Psych’s Dr. David Reiss, Chris Manzione, and Jimanekia Eborn

It’s Mental Health awareness month, and Team Psych offers plenty of tips and tools to help you and the AEW talent roster and staff cope with anxiety, stress, and the struggles that come with the world of social media, and work-life balance. Director of Performance Psychology Chris Manzione, Mental Health Specialist Jimanekia Eborn, and renown psychiatrist Dr. David Reiss talk about their individual approaches to mental health, how they work with each other to offer the best care and support to AEW talent and staff, and what you can do if you’re struggling with mental health issues. They talk self-soothing versus self-care and the importance of both, the benefits of just sitting in silence and existing, how to handle social media, the impact that injuries and rehab on mental health, and what they do to combat the stigma around mental health, and ensure a safe, secure environment for those who seek help. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available 24/7. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.  AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/9/202450 minutes, 37 seconds
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Will Ospreay

The Arial Assassin Will Ospreay is finally All Elite, and recounts the deciding factors that led him to sign fulltime with AEW. He talks about traveling back and forth from the UK to the States for AEW shows and why it’s so important for his home base to be in London. He has stories about his match with Chris Jericho at All In at Wembley Stadium in front of a massive home crowd, working Takeshita at Revolution, his Forbidden Door match before officially signing with AEW, the words of wisdom imparted to him from Kenny Omega, and wrestling in silence in Japan during the pandemic. He also explains what it’s been like to adjust to TV-style wrestling at AEW, learning how to be a good promo, his influence on younger wrestlers, and the role that the Assassin’s Creed video game played in his wrestling gimmick. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/2/202445 minutes, 6 seconds
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Adam Copeland

The Rated R Superstar Adam Copeland recounts his surprise debut at AEW WrestleDream, and shares how he passed the time while hiding out near the venue before his entrance. He talks about guerilla-filming his intro vignette with Darby Allin around the Seattle area, how they secured the muscle car, and why it was so important for him to debut with his “Metalingus” theme music. Adam also shares how his acting career has helped his return to wrestling, how the pandemic influenced his in-ring storytelling and promos, and who in the AEW locker room he’s most looking forward to working with. He also comments on the TNT Championship, Sting, moves versus memories, and that hockey fight during his I Quit match with Christian Cage. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/25/202446 minutes, 39 seconds
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Swerve Strickland, Willow Nightingale, and A Very Special Guest Preview AEW Dynasty!

AEW Dynasty is this Sunday, April 21st live from the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri! The stacked card features an epic showdown between Current AEW World Champion Samoa Joe and Swerve Strickland, and Swerve explains his confidence going into this match, and the work he’s done in preparation to ensure he walks away with title in hand. Willow Nightingale has plenty to say about challenging Julia Hart for the TBS Championship, and all that Kris Statlander and Stokely Hathaway have done to support her quest for championship gold. She also comments on new friends Adam Copeland, Eddie Kingston and ROH World Champion Mark Briscoe. Plus, there’s discussion about the AEW World Tag Team Championship and The Young Bucks and FTR’s quests to become 3x champs; Roderick Strong defending the AEW International Championship against longtime friend Kyle O’Reilly who recently made his triumphant return to AEW; PAC challenging Kazuchika Okada for the AEW Continental Championship; and the dream match between Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay. And there’s a special message from a very special VIP guest. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/18/202455 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mike Mansury

AEW EVP and Head of Global Production Mike Mansury shares a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring AEW to your TV screens every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday! He also details Revolution and the preparation and care that went into Sting’s final match and retirement, including his sons’ involvement in the show, the archival footage of Surfer Sting from New Japan, and making sure Dr. Martha Hart felt comfortable with Sting doing one final repel into the ring! Mike talks about his first-time in the director’s chair, his headset style, his relationship with Tony Khan, working with the other EVPs, Nicholas and Matthew Jackson, producing a live stadium pay-per-view in another country (All In London), and Mercedes Mone’s electric debut in Boston. Plus, Mike reveals what inspired the throwback branding for Dynamite200 as well as the new set designs for AEW Dynamite and Collision for 2024. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/11/202448 minutes, 18 seconds
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Billie Starkz

It’s Billie Starkz versus Queen Aminata for the inaugural ROH Women’s Television Championship at Supercard of Honor tomorrow, Friday, April 5th in Philadelphia, and Billie joins to talk about the importance of the championship and what it would mean for her to be the first-ever title holder! Billie talks about her AEW debut on Dark and how that eventually led to her signing, how & when she found out she was challenging Jade Cargill for the TBS Championship at Battle Of The Belts VI, and what it was like to be a competitor in the first-ever Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament. She also details her storyline with Athena, what inspired the whole minion storyline, and how she managed to keep a straight face in the ring when Lexy Nair became the valedictorian at the minion graduation ceremony. Plus, Billie talks about starting her pro wrestling training at the age of 13, balancing high school and her wrestling career, and what she learned (and loved) about wrestling in Japan. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/4/202442 minutes, 36 seconds
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Queen Aminata

Queen Aminata speaks 4 languages, has a Masters degree in Private International Law, and is the first-ever African born woman to be signed to a major wrestling company! Aminata shares the story of how she came to the United States, what made her want to pursue wrestling, how her culture and homeland inspired her character, and why her AEW signing made her cry. She talks about her friendship with Skye Blue, wrestling in Japan, and the life lessons she’s learned from Kobe Bryant! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/28/202437 minutes, 44 seconds
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Harley Cameron

Harley Cameron has some specific opinions when it comes to cutlery on live TV (knifey-spoony, anyone?), and a few theories on how she ended up at AEW so quickly after deciding to become a wrestler! She talks about training with Shawn Spears, the AEW Dark match that led to her signing, developing her original AEW character to take on The Acclaimed, and bringing both her rap and flirting skills to the ring! Harley also talks about learning from Billy Gunn, honing her comedy chops, and adapting her professional singing career experience to work in a wrestling ring! Plus, Harley shares the story behind teaming up with Saraya, how she and Mariah May became besties in real life, and what led to her performing comedy bits on the Jericho Cruise with Colt Cabana and RJ City! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/21/202448 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Bounty Hunter Bryan Keith

Bryan Keith is ripping faces off at AEW! The Houston native recalls his first AEW opportunity in Texas in a match against former AEW World Heavyweight Champ Hangman Adam Page, and the role that Top Flight’s Darius Martin played in making that happen. He talks about his introduction to wrestling, training at PWA with Booker T, the evolution of his Bounty Hunter character, and the Sammy Davis, Jr. television role that inspired it. Bryan also speaks to his Swishahouse sponsorship, his love of Japanese wrestling, his recent trip to Japan to work for DDT, and the first time he met Bryan Danielson. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/14/202446 minutes, 7 seconds
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Johnny TV & Taya Valkyrie

Johnny Loves Taya, starring Johnny TV and Taya Valkyrie, is the new, original scripted comedy series running on AEW’s YouTube Channel. Taya & Johnny explain what inspired the idea, how they pitched it to AEW, and what it’s been like to film. They talk about their puppy co-stars Presley and Bowie, shark parties, parkour injuries, Bearicane, John’s Hot Girl Valet era, and why they chose to base everything on their real lives! They also share stories about the Johnny Loves Taya theme song, the rom-com marketing posters, Slam Town, ROH, Dalton Castle, Killswitch, RJ City, Johnny Valkyrie, and amazing exits! Watch new episodes of Johnny Loves Taya every Wednesday at 9am: https://t.co/kib8AKKeNd AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/7/202445 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, and Danny Garcia Preview AEW Revolution!

AEW Revolution is this Sunday, March 3rd live at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina! The history-making card features Sting’s final match of his career, an epic battle between newly-All Elite Will Ospreay and Konosuke Takeshita, and many AEW championships on the line! Current AEW World Champion Samoa Joe joins to preview his big title defense in a three-way match against Hangman Adam Page and Swerve Strickland. He also comments on Sting’s extraordinary career and legacy. Daniel Garcia has plenty to say about his upcoming bid for the TNT Championship against The Patriarchy’s Christian Cage, and the role that “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard has played in his life and career. And The American Dragon Bryan Danielson has a few choice words for Eddie Kingston ahead of his challenge for Eddie’s Continental Crown Championship. Plus, there’s discussion about AEW International Champ Orange Cassidy defending his title against Roderick Strong, Deonna Purrazzo’s chances at capturing the AEW Women’s World Title from “Timeless” Toni Storm, and FTR versus the Blackpool Combat Club. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/29/202451 minutes, 31 seconds
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It’s Sting! Celebrating The Icon’s AEW Career

Sting’s FINAL match of his career is Sunday, March 3rd at AEW Revolution, and in honor of the bittersweet milestone, Ref Aubrey & Will Washington take a look back at some of their favorite Sting matches at AEW. They share some great behind-the-scenes stories and memories about Sting’s AEW debut at Winter Is Coming in December 2020, his first AEW Revolution appearance in 2021 when he and Darby Allin took on Team Taz in that incredible cinematic match, the important Double or Nothing 2021 match against The Men of The Year, and the Sting & Darby vs Jericho & Sammy Guevara ladder match. They also reveal what Sting has meant to AEW as a company, and the locker room specifically, and the importance of AEW Revolution 2024 taking place at Greensboro, North Carolina. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/22/202438 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lexy Nair

Lexy Nair is a proud Minion graduate, and explains what it’s been like to work so closely with Athena and Billie Starkz at ROH. She’s also the backstage interviewer for AEW Collision, and shares the story of the Private Party durag. She explains how she came to wrestling, and AEW specifically, later in life thanks to her stepdad, Diamond Dallas Page, what MJF said to convince her to be included in one of his early angles at AEW, when she knew Big Bill (aka William Morrissey) was “the one,” and why she LOVES the AEW locker room! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/15/202446 minutes, 13 seconds
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Rachael Ellering

Rachael Ellering loves to joke that her killer ROH match against Willow Nightingale for the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship in Orlando also helped get her fiancée, Chris Hero, signed to AEW. Rachael Ellering shares the story of her AEW and ROH journey, and what it’s been like to team with Leyla Hirsch, and work with everyone from Mercedes Martinez and Diamante to Athena and Billie Starkz, and Lexy Nair! She also talks about her power lifting career, her famous father, her “Uncle Hawk,” and training with Lance Storm. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/8/202448 minutes, 39 seconds
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Deonna Purrazzo

One of Deonna Purrazzo’s childhood dreams came true when her surprise AEW arrival happened in her home state of New Jersey in front of her family and a very hot crowd! She talks about the whirlwind night including how quickly it came together, and what it was like keeping it a secret. She shares stories from her AEW Collision debut match against Red Velvet, and what made it so different from her main event match against Mercedes Martinez on AEW Dynamite back in 2022 before she was even signed to AEW. Deonna also has plenty to say about “The Virtuosa,” death matches, Toni Storm, Saraya, and Chris Jericho. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/1/202446 minutes, 16 seconds
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Anthony Ogogo

Anthony Ogogo had a last-minute moment in front of his hometown crowd at AEW All In London, and explains how it came together with Paul Wight and Kip Sabian. He talks about the injury that sidelined him early at AEW, his recovery path, and what he hopes to accomplish this year in wrestling now that he’s healthy. He details his boxing career from how he got started to qualifying for the Olympics to winning the bronze medal at the 2012 Games to the brutal eye injury that ultimately ended his career. And he shares his AEW journey including the roles that both Diamond Dallas Page and Cody Rhodes played in it, along with Tony Khan’s initial idea for Anthony that also involved Chris Jericho. Plus, Anthony makes the case for why he’s the best 30-match novice in pro-wrestling, and he lays out his plans to become the “next, next” James Bond! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/25/202450 minutes, 1 second
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AEW: Rise To The Top Mobile Game with Jamie Henwood

East Side Games’ Lead Narrative Designer Jamie Henwood is a former professional wrestler turned video game enthusiast who helped develop the new mobile game, AEW: Rise To The Top. Jamie explains how she got involved in the project, what it was like working so closely with AEW Referee Aubrey Edwards on AEW: Rise To The Top, and why she’s so excited about this new idol battle game. She talks about the animation design, the story beats, and some of her favorite lines and game play moves. She also shares some incredible stories from her days in professional wrestling including what it was like training at the famous Hart Dungeon in Calgary! AEW: Rise To The Top is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Play now! https://www.aewrisetothetopmobilegame.com/ AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202446 minutes, 46 seconds
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Scott Garland

Scott Garland is the newest AEW coach and producer, and shares his coaching philosophy and style, and explains what he thinks it takes to successfully work with young talent. He also talks about how he came to AEW, the role that Sonjay Dutt played in that process, and what it’s like to work alongside Tony Khan. He has stories about his own start in wrestling, and transitioning from performer to coach. And he reveals whether a return to in-ring performance is in his future. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202444 minutes, 28 seconds
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Favorite AEW TV Matches of 2023

Will & Ref Aubrey break down their favorite AEW TV matches of 2023 including the Tribute to Jay Briscoe on Dynamite; the FTR vs The Bullet Club Gold Best of 3 Falls on Collision; the BCC-Best Friends Parking Lot Street Fight on Rampage; Bryan Danielson & Rush’s bloody battle on AEW Dynamite Fight Night; Kenny Omega’s return to the ring vs El Hijo del Vikingo on Dynamite; the Kenny Omega-Jon Moxley Steel Cage Match; and the Bryan Danielson-Ricky Starks Texas Death Match on Collision, among many other awesome matches! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202449 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fav Guests & Moments of 2023 with Mark Briscoe, Billy Gunn, Jeff Jarrett, Prince Nana, Roderick Strong & RJ City

It’s our favorite moments and stories of AEW Unrestricted from 2023, and that means a little singing and celebrating shrimp cocktail style with Prince Nana; applauding the accomplishments of all four of Billy Gunn’s “sons,” reliving favorite in-ring opponents with Roderick Strong, remembering the late, great Jay Briscoe with his brother Mark, making peace with Jeff Jarrett, and devolving into hilarious chaos with RJ City. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/21/202343 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mariah May

Mariah May has been too focused on Toni Storm and AEW to bother furnishing her new American apartment (watch the episode on YouTube). Mariah talks about her first meeting with Tony Khan, how she kept her AEW signing a secret, her AEW debut with RJ City, and what the locker room’s been like so far. She also talks Japanese wrestling and culture, how social media during the pandemic ultimately helped her wrestling career, and what it’s been like to travel and live around the world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/14/202342 minutes, 4 seconds
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All The Latest at AEW

It’s been a busy time in AEW with the Continental Classic Tournament underway and the World’s End pay-per-view coming! Ref Aubrey and Will Washington break it all down and also share some great behind-the-scenes stories from Full Gear at the KIA Forum in Los Angeles! They talk Julia Hart, Swerve Strickland, Hangman Adam Page, Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega, MJF, and the very mysterious Devil.   Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Visit https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use code AEW50 to get 50% off.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/7/202335 minutes, 46 seconds
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Chris Hero

Chris Hero currently works his wrestling magic behind-the-scenes at AEW, mostly on AEW Collision, but he hasn’t completely ruled out a future in-ring appearance. In fact, he just made his return to the ring after a 3 year hiatus, and explains how and why it happened. Chris also chronicles his AEW journey and the role that longtime friend, Sonjay Dutt, played in it. He talks about his long in-ring history with Claudio Castagnoli, working again with Jimmy Jacobs, his coaching philosophy, and the most important lessons he tries to impart to his students. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEWSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/30/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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Karen Jarrett

Karen Jarrett and Ref Aubrey Edwards give a great behind-the-scenes look at their incredible match that left Ref Aubrey undefeated in her pro wrestling career!  They talk about planning and executing the guitar shot, the training and rehearsal that went into that moment, and the pre-tape that ended with Aubrey taking a boot to the face from Karen. Karen also talks about her journey to AEW, how and when she found out that she would be joining her husband, Jeff, Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal and Satnam Singh, and what it’s been like to work and travel with her husband. She also shares stories from her AEW All In London experience! Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEWSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/22/202339 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews AEW Full Gear 2023

AEW Full Gear takes place this Saturday, November 18th live at the KIA Forum in Los Angeles! CEO, GM and Head of Creative, Tony Khan, returns to break down the biggest matches on what is sure to be a history-making card. MJF faces off against Switchblade Jay White for the AEW World Championship after he defends the ROH Tag Team Title against The Gunns during Zero Hour (FREE for everyone to watch on YouTube). Hikaru Shida defends the AEW Women’s World Championship against Timeless Toni Storm. Ricky Starks and Big Bill battle in a 4 Way against LFI, FTR, and The Kings of The Black Throne (Malakai Black & Brody King) for the AEW World Tag Team Title. Kris Statlander takes on Julia Hart and Skye Blue in defense of the TBS Championship, Orange Cassidy squares off against Jon Moxley for a second time over the AEW International Championship, and Swerve Strickland and Hangman Adam Page look to settle the score in a Texas Deathmatch. Plus, former tag partners Christian Cage and Adam Copeland find themselves in opposite corners of the ring as Cage’s The Patriarchy (Luchasaurus & Nick Wayne) go up against Copeland, Darby Allin and Sting!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/17/202356 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tony Khan TOMORROW!

Tony Khan joins AEW Unrestricted tomorrow - FRIDAY 11/17 - to preview Full Gear 2023... happening Saturday 11/18 live from the KIA Forum in Los Angeles at 7pm Eastern / 6 Central!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/16/20233 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sarah Stock

Sarah Stock made her AEW debut in her hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, and explains why that was so special. She talks about reconnecting with everyone from Dustin Rhodes to Dean Malenko to Chris Jericho, and being excited to work with Kris Statlander! She recalls some of her favorite moments in TNA and CMLL, the Dark Angel gimmick, her friendship with Taya Valkyrie, her coaching style and philosophy, and her return to wrestling after a 7-year absence. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEWSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/9/202339 minutes, 35 seconds
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Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly is the voice of AEW Collision, and shares the story of how that came to be! He recounts his first conversation with Tony Khan, his first experience at AEW Collision, and building chemistry and flow with Nigel McGuinness. He breaks down his announcing influences and style, how he developed his voice, and the differences between calling taped matches verses a live television show! He speaks to his announcing careers with New Japan Pro Wrestling and ROH, how that storytelling differs from AEW, and what it was like to work with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks then. Plus, Kevin reveals the role that Billy Gunn played in his wrestling career, some of the special matches he’s called through the years, and he makes a prediction about MJF vs Jay White coming up at AEW Full Gear!   Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/2/202352 minutes, 4 seconds
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Billy Gunn Returns

Even Billy Gunn can’t believe the success and popularity of “Oh scissor me, Daddy Ass!” Billy talks about the origin of the chant, how he came to work with The Acclaimed, his short-lived, abrupt retirement, and what it meant to win the AEW World Trios Championship at All In London. He speaks to having fun in the ring, selling effectively, chemistry in tag teams, the importance of character development, and why he’s selective about the bumps he takes. Billy also discusses the importance of referees in wrestling and why he loves working with Aubrey in the ring. Plus, he shares stories about working and traveling with his real-life sons, Colten & Austin, at AEW, and why he loves seeing them in Bullet Club Gold.   Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/26/202343 minutes, 43 seconds
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Talk About Title Tuesday!

Ref Aubrey Edwards and Will Washington breakdown AEW Dynamite’s Title Tuesday special episode! They discuss the opening match between Swerve Strickland and Bryan Danielson, and what Swerve had to say right after the match. They talk about the unexpected match between Will Hobbs and Chris Jericho, Orange Cassidy’s surprise win over Rey Fenix to recapture the International Championship, the in-ring debut of Adam Copeland going one-on-one with Luchasaurus, and the brilliant introduction of Timeless Toni Storm. They also have stories about Hikaru Shida holding all the records when it comes to the AEW Women’s World title including becoming the first-ever 3x Champion! Plus, Ref Aubrey reveals who challenged her to a match should she ever unretire from in-ring action, and which talent on the AEW roster was born for “dad humor” (and it’s not who you think)!   Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/19/202340 minutes, 34 seconds
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Best Moments & Matches of Wrestledream

The inaugural Wrestledream is in the history books, and Ref Aubrey Edwards and Will Washington relive some of their favorite moments and matches! They discuss the debut of Adam Copeland, his reunion with Christian Cage, and the crowd’s incredible reaction. They breakdown the dream match that was Bryan Danielson and Zach Sabre Jr., and why it was the perfect match to represent Wrestledream. They talk about Swerve Strickland and Hangman Adam Page, and the incredible growth of Julia Hart! They also have stories about Sammy Guevara, Orange Cassidy, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Chris Jericho!  And they reveal what inspired this tribute to the late, great Antonio Inoki, and what it was like to have the Inoki family in attendance! Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/202356 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jimmy Jacobs

Jimmy Jacobs gave up farm life in rural Georgia to revel in the awesome chaos of AEW! He talks about the call he got from Bryan Danielson that put his AEW journey into motion, his first AEW show in Washington DC, and his creative relationship with Tony Khan. He has stories about working with Chris Jericho, Tyler Black, and The Briscoe Brothers, performing on MTV’s Wrestling Society X, developing storylines for different talent, and building bonds in the trenches of pro wrestling.  Jimmy also shares stories from the Ballad of Lacey, The Age Of The Fall, and his 5 times as ROH World Tag Team Champion. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/5/202344 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews AEW Wrestledream

AEW Wrestledream pays tribute to New Japan Pro Wrestling founder, the late, great Antonio Inoki, with a stacked card befitting a legendary legacy! CEO, GM and Head of Creative, Tony Khan, returns to break down the incredible dream matchups! The American Dragon Bryan Danielson takes on Zach Sabre Jr.; Darby Allin challenges Christian Cage for the TNT Championship in a 2 out of 3 Falls match; and hometown hero Swerve Strickland faces Hangman Adam Page in the ring for the first time ever!  Kris Statlander defends the TBS Championship against Julia Hart, who’s currently on a 27-match win streak. FTR faces off against Aussie Open for the AEW World Tag Team title, and MJF puts friendship first as he agrees to a handicap match against The Righteous in defense of the ROH World Tag Team Championship. Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, and Kota Ibushi look for retribution against Don Callis’ twisted family of Sammy Guevara, Konsuke Takeshita, and Will Ospreay in a Trios bout. And the Young Bucks, The Gunns, Lucha Bros, and Darby Allin and Hook all fight for an anytime, anywhere shot at the AEW World Tag Titles in a heated four-way. Plus, ROH World Champion & NJPW Strong Openweight Champ Eddie Kingston battles ROH Pure Champ Katsuyori Shibata in a match that no one thought Shibata would ever have!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/29/202356 minutes, 1 second
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Taya Valkyrie

Taya Valkyrie is All Elite, and talks about coming in and challenging straightaway for the TBS Championship! She speaks to making her AEW debut in Canada, why the crowd’s huge pop was such a welcome surprise, and what that first match opportunity meant to her. She talks about the talent of the AEW women’s locker room, who she’s excited to wrestle, and the magic of her first Double or Nothing appearance.  Taya also shares the lore behind the Taya Valkyrie character including the inspiration behind the name and the furry boots. Plus, she talks training, death matches, mayo on pizza, and her husband’s many last names! Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/21/202344 minutes, 16 seconds
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Andrade El Idolo

Andrade El Idolo is back, and on AEW Collision, after suffering the first-ever injury of his 20+ year career! Andrade details his injury, surgery, rehab, and what it’s like to now be in the best shape of his life. He talks about his AEW Collision debut in a singles match against Buddy Matthews, how he found out, what it means to be a part of Collision, and the surprise welcome he received that first night back. He speaks to wrestling as a heel vs a babyface, getting his start in Mexico, and his decision to move to the United States. Plus, he shares stories from his big AEW Street Fight that saw him go through a flaming table, that crazy match against Rey Fenix, learning to do his wife’s infamous Figure Four leglock, and why ice cream is an important part of his diet on match days. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/14/202328 minutes, 34 seconds
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ALL The Highlights from All In & All Out

AEW All In London live from Wembley Stadium made history with a paid attendance of 81,035 tickets sold becoming the biggest-selling pro wrestling event in history. And AEW followed that up by holding All Out Chicago the very next weekend! Ref Aubrey Edwards and Will Washington share their favorite moments and matches, and reveal some great behind-the-scenes details from both historic shows! Hear stories about Chris Jericho, Sting, Swerve Strickland, Orange Cassidy, Billy Gunn, Kenny Omega, the AEW Meat Match, Dennis Rodman, and the “Hot and Flexible” CJ Perry. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/7/202349 minutes, 17 seconds
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AEW All Out Chicago Preview

AEW All Out is this Sunday, September 3rd live from the United Center in Chicago! Will Washington and referee Aubrey Edwards break down the hottest card in pro wrestling! Luchasaurus defends the TNT Championship against Darby Allin. Jon Moxley challenges Orange Cassidy for the AEW International Championship. Ruby Soho tries to capture her first AEW title in a head-to-head battle against Kris Statlander for the TBS Championship. Will Samoa Joe retain the ROH World Television title or drop it to a very hungry Shane Taylor? FTR and The Young Bucks are forced to team up to take on Bullet Club Gold. Eddie Kingston and Katuyori Shibata challenge the Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta, and Miro test his limits against Powerhouse Hobbs. Plus, it’s mentor vs mentee as Kenny Omega faces off against Konosuke Takeshita. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/1/202353 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews AEW All In London

AEW All In, the biggest show in wrestling history, takes place this Sunday, August 27th at Wembley Stadium in London! CEO, GM and Head of Creative, Tony Khan, returns to break down the biggest matches on what is sure to be a history-making card.  Two of the greatest tag teams of all time, The Young Bucks and FTR look to settle the score in a Rubber Match; MJF faces off against his best friend for the AEW World Championship after they team up to challenge Aussie Open for the ROH World Tag Team titles in the Zero Hour (FREE for everyone to watch on YouTube); Hikaru Shida defends the AEW Women’s World Championship in a 4-way versus Toni Storm, Saraya, and Dr. Britt Baker DMD; and Billy Gunn makes his return to pro-wrestling alongside The Acclaimed to take on the House of Black for the World Trios Championship. CM Punk and Samoa Joe battle for the “Real” AEW World Championship, Chris Jericho goes head-to-head with Will Ospreay, and Darby Allin looks for retribution for Nick Wayne in the tag team Coffin match. Plus, Blackpool Combat Club and the Golden Elite fight it out in the Stadium Stampede.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/24/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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Celebrating 200 Episodes of AEW Dynamite

AEW Dynamite recently celebrated 200 episodes, and Ref Aubrey Edwards was on 197 of them! She and Will Washington share some behind-the-scenes stories from the first-ever Dynamite on October 2, 2019 live from the Capital Arena in Washington DC. They also discuss their favorite celebrity guests like Rick Ross, Shaq and Snoop Dogg; their favorite factions like Team Taz and The Inner Circle; their favorite debuts like Mr. Brodie Lee and Sting; and some of their favorite matches like the first-ever Blood & Guts and Hikaru Shida beating Toni Storm for the AEW Women’s World Championship. Ref Aubrey remembers moments from the pandemic era shows in Jacksonville including the first Blood & Guts and the Dinner Debonair. Subscribe to the AEW Unrestricted YouTube channel so you don't miss the video version that drops every Monday!  https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/17/202342 minutes, 50 seconds
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Roderick Strong

Roderick Strong was able to keep his AEW debut a secret, and explains why that surprise was such a big deal for him. He talks about the Falls Count Anywhere match with Chris Jericho that included the return of Adam Cole, a killer ice cream spot, and the use of some violent Texas trash cans. He recounts his original ROH feud with Samoa Joe and what it meant to get back in the ring with him in a singles match for the first time in 17 years. He discusses his injury and rehab, his decision to return to the wrestling, and the banger of a match he had with his 5-year-old son in a bouncy house! Plus, Roddy speaks to training with Jim Neidhart, having his Killswitch Engage entrance theme again, his rivalry with Bryan Danielson, and the importance of family and gratitude. Subscribe to the AEW Unrestricted YouTube channel so you don't miss the video version that drops every Monday!  https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/10/202345 minutes, 29 seconds
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Nigel McGuinness

Nigel McGuinness is on the commentary team for AEW Collision, and explains how that happened and the role that his abilities as a real-life magician may have played in clinching the deal. He discusses his commentary philosophy, his chemistry with both Kevin Kelly and Ian Riccaboni, finding his voice, and what it was like to transition from wrestler to broadcaster. He shares the story behind the injury that forced his retirement, and his surprise return to commentary at ROH Supercard of Honor PPV in March. Nigel also has stories about CM Punk, Jay Briscoe, and Colt Cobana along with his self-produced documentary, “The Last of McGuinness,” and the reason why he refers to Bryan Danielson as a clam digger. Plus, Nigel reveals the one match that would pull him out of retirement and back into the ring.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/3/202344 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mark Briscoe

Mark Briscoe, Ref Aubrey Edwards and Papa Briscoe soundly defeated Jeff and Karen Jarrett and Jay Lethal in a heck of a match that ended in a surprise submission!  Mark and Ref Aubrey break it all down, and explain how this unlikely trios team came to be, and whether one person’s retirement will truly prevent them from going on a run of their own!  Mark Briscoe also shares some great stories about his guest referee spot at AEW Double or Nothing, his incredible and bittersweet AEW Dynamite debut in a tribute match to his late brother, Jay, and what it’s been like to wrestle without him. He remembers his brother, their bond, their ROH debut, and their recent feud with FTR. He also comments on making the decision to wrestle again without Jay, and how faith is getting his family through this difficult time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/27/202345 minutes, 37 seconds
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Kyle Fletcher

Kyle Fletcher is one half of the Aussie Open tag team. He shares the story of how he and Mark Davis met and started tagging together in Australia, what led them to the UK wrestling scene, and how that segued into an opportunity with New Japan and ultimately AEW. He speaks to their friendship with Will Ospreay, how they received the invite to join Ospreay’s United Empire faction, and what he thought when he heard that they would be participating in the AEW Trios Tournament! He discusses their matches against Death Triangle, The Elite, and FTR, and their immediate goals now that they’re officially All Elite. Plus, Kyle talks Australia, American food, Will Ospreay’s dogs, and the biggest cultural differences he’s experienced as he’s traveled the world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/20/202338 minutes, 58 seconds
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Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett is one-third of the ROH tag team The Kingdom, and talks about his newfound excitement and love for pro wrestling, and especially getting busted open the hard way! He defines his #BostonStrong wrestling style, and explains why he’s up for anything and everything from tacks to tables to pure rules matches. He discusses the family nature of Ring of Honor, what the Briscoe Brothers did for The Kingdom and ROH in the early days, how they all felt when Tony Khan purchased the company, and why he considers The Kingdom to be the gatekeepers of ROH. He talks about the importance of elevating younger talent like Action Andretti and Top Flight, the significance of Ghostbusters, his chemistry with Matt Taven, the value of positivity, his personal motto, and the “Jay Briscoe eyes.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/13/202347 minutes, 35 seconds
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Anthony Bowens, Anna JAS, Wheeler Yuta Live at AEW FanFest

AEW Unrestricted was Live at Double or Nothing in FanFest, and welcomed three very special guests – Anna JAS, Anthony Bowen of The Acclaimed, and Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta!  Anna JAS talks street fights, learning from Jericho, and plays a little game of “This or That.” Anthony Bowens demonstrates proper scissoring technique, makes a case for Daddy Ass getting some gold, and shares some of the process behind Max Caster’s raps. And Wheeler Yuta talks about the incredible match with Jon Moxley that literally changed his career, his in-ring chemistry with Daniel Garcia, and what it was like to win the ROH Pure Championship. He also has some very interesting answers to a few “Who’s Most Likely To” questions when it comes to the BCC.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/6/202341 minutes, 15 seconds
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Celebrating AEW Fight Forever with Adam Cole, Evil Uno & Nik Sobic

The incredible AEW Fight Forever console game is out today, and we’re celebrating its release with Adam Cole Bay Bay (aka Chugs), Evil Uno, the host of All Elite Arcade on twitch, and AEW Sr. Vice President of Business Development, Partnerships, and video games, Nik Sobic! Nik spearheaded Fight Forever, and shares the game’s origin story, and the role that Kenny Omega played in its development. The guys reveal their favorite characters, move sets, weapons, and game mode, and give a sneak-peak at the mini games currently available and the ones still to come! You’ll discover who is the “mini game master,” who loves playing as Dr. Britt Baker DMD, who loves being Eddie Kingston in the exploding barbed wire match, who loves playing as themselves, and who on the AEW roster is the best trash-talker to date. Plus, Nic details how AEW was able to include Owen Hart in AEW Fight Forever! AEW Fight Forever is available everywhere NOW!  https://aew.thqnordic.com Follow @AEWGamesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/29/202344 minutes, 18 seconds
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Rocky Romero Previews Forbidden Door 2023

AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door 2 is live from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada this Sunday, June 25th, and Rocky Romero from NJPW returns to break down the biggest matches on the hottest card in pro wrestling with Ref Aubrey and special guest co-host, Will Washington! Kenny Omega and Will Washington go head-to-head for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship in what’s sure to be another epic battle. AEW’s Jungle Boy Jack Perry stepped up to answer current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Sanada’s open challenge. AEW World Heavyweight Champion MJF is being forced to defend the title against the Ace of NJPW, Tanahashi. And then there’s the dream match between Bryan Danielson and Kazuchika Okada. Rocky also gives a brief history of the origin of the Forbidden Door PPV, and shares some of his favorite moments from last year’s inaugural event.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/22/202337 minutes, 48 seconds
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Will Washington

Will Washington is pulling double duty as guest and co-host, and explains how he became the second-ever, non-wrestling employee of AEW to get an All Elite graphic on social media! He shares his journey to AEW including the conversations with Tony Khan that got the ball rolling a few years ago, and what exactly his new role entails. He shares his contributions to the AEW soundtrack, “Who We Are Vol. 1,” and what it was like to do theme songs for Red Velvet and Powerhouse Will Hobbs. He and Ref Aubrey also preview the debut of AEW Collision coming June 17th at United Center in Chicago, and comment on the return of CM Punk, and they give a taste of what to expect at the upcoming Forbidden Door PPV with NJPW.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/15/202346 minutes, 52 seconds
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Maria Kanellis-Bennet

Maria Kanellis-Bennett is happy to be back at ROH, and explains how The Kingdom’s return came together. She talks about the chemistry between Mike Bennett, Matt Taven and herself, and how that’s changed and evolved over the years. She speaks about the ROH family, the Briscoe Brothers, and what she misses most about Jay. She shares her thoughts on what makes a good wrestling manager, the state of women’s wrestling in general, and why she loves being part of the AEW & ROH women’s locker rooms. Plus, Maria has plenty of stories about spiders & bugs, the Australian outback, and her first time skydiving!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/8/202344 minutes, 46 seconds
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Toa Liona

ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Toa Liona from The Mogul Embassy is living proof that dreams do come true with persistence and hard work! The former football player and power lifter explains how one encouraging word from his wife sparked the journey that led him to AEW. He discusses his friendship with Kaun, how they became part of The Embassy with Prince Nana and Brian Cage, and what led to their recent merger with Swerve Strickland to become the Mogul Embassy. Toa talks about his matches with Dalton Castle and The Boys, Wardlow, FTR, and Dustin Rhodes and Keith Lee, and what he’s learned the Samoan wrestlers who came before him. He shares the inspirational story about his wrestling training, and the sacrifices his family made so he could pursue his dream.  Plus, he’s got tips on fitness and nutrition, and reveals his best bench, squat and deadlift.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/1/202338 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews AEW Double or Nothing 2023

AEW Double Or Nothing is live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Sunday, May 28th, and AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the biggest matches on the hottest card in pro wrestling with Ref Aubrey and special guest co-host, Will Washington! The Four Pillars of AEW (current Champ MJF, Jungle Boy, Darby Allin, and Sammy Guevara) battle it out for the AEW Heavyweight Championship. Toni Storm challenges Jamie Hayter for the Women’s World Championship; FTR defend the World Tag Team Championship against Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal with (a hopefully impartial) special guest referee Mark Briscoe; Chris Jericho and Adam Cole face-off in an unsanctioned match mediated by the great Sabu; and Orange Cassidy puts the AEW International Title on the line against 20 challengers in a stacked Blackjack Battle Royal. Plus, Taya Valkyrie challenges Jade Cargill for the TBS Championship, Wardlow takes on Christian Cage in a ladder match, and The reunited Elite go head-to-head with the Blackpool Combat Club in the second annual Anarchy In The Arena.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/26/202344 minutes, 39 seconds
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Double Or Nothing Preview Coming FRIDAY!

The Double or Nothing Preview with Tony Khan is coming tomorrow, Friday, May 26th... with special guest co-host Will Washington!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/25/20233 minutes, 24 seconds
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Skye Blue

Skye Blue shares some of the stuff she’s learned from Saraya, Toni Storm, Ruby Soho, Dustin Rhodes, and Billy Gunn since coming to AEW. She details the story behind her last-minute addition to the Casino Battle Royale at All Out, what it was like to walk down the ramp to the ring, and her favorite picture from that night in Chicago. She breaks down her match with Jade Cargill, and also talks about the sacrifices her mom made to allow her to train, and the lengths she and some friends went to in order to continue practicing and training during the pandemic. Plus, Skye reveals how she became the AEW backstage bedazzler, and answers the all-important best pizza in Chicago question!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/18/202342 minutes, 31 seconds
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Satnam Singh

Satnam Singh has a huge smile, big talent, and giant feet! Yes, he talks about shoe shopping and airplane travel after he details his journey to AEW. He discusses training with QT Marshall at the Nightmare Factory, teaming up with Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt, and transferring his basketball skills to the wrestling ring. He explains why Jade Cargill would be the perfect addition to his AEW faction, how he gets along with the AEW locker room, and what his short and long terms goals are in wrestling. He also shares stories from his time in the NBA and how his family in India feels about this sports success in the United States.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/11/202334 minutes, 6 seconds
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Diamante

Diamante may be a calm, “emotional support human” backstage at AEW, but she’s a beast in the ring! Diamante shares behind-the-scenes details about recent bangers with Riho and Jade Cargill, her AEW debut match during the pandemic, and headlining AEW Dark. She has stories about Austin Gunn, Jon Moxley, and Kenny Omega, and what it meant to see Cardi B. give Diamante props on twitter. She remembers the  backyard wrestling promotion she joined in high school, ETW ( Extreme Teen Wrestling), what inspired her name, and who really helped her develop her character. Plus, she explains the angel wings tattoo on her back, and why she calls her dogs the unsung heroes of the AEW pandemic era.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/4/202343 minutes, 3 seconds
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Preston Vance

Preston Vance took off his Dark Order mask and threw it at the feet of a 10-year-old boy on national television! The former Dark Order member who went by 10 explains why he left the faction, and ditched the mask (and Negative One) to join up with La Faccion Ingobernable. Preston discusses being hand-picked by Mr. Brodie Lee for the Dark Order, what he learned from him, his real-life friendship with Brodie and his family (including Negative One),  his favorite parts of filming the BTE vignettes, and why he was given the number 10 in the Dark Order in the first place. He also talks about working with Rush and Jose in LFI, wearing suits, learning Spanish, and the role that Chris Jericho played in this whole turn of events. Plus, Preston talks about his recent matches with Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli, his love of hockey, and his Mario Kart of choice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/27/202337 minutes, 30 seconds
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JD Drake

JD Drake has bowled more than one 300-game in his life, and actually spends his time away from AEW working at the local bowling lanes in his hometown. He talks some bowling, and A LOT of wrestling including about the WorkHorsemen, his tag team with Anthony Henry. He has stories about the first time they met, the first time they tagged together, and how they came up with the name. JD also recounts his journey to AEW, what it was like being part of The Wing Men (with Ryan Nemeth, Peter Avalon, and Cezar Bononi), embracing the character and costume, and how the “I’ll make it work” catchphrase started. Plus, JD comments on his matches with Eddie Kingston, Darby Allin, and Stu Grayson, what he's learned from Arn Anderson, and his hopes for his future at AEW.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/20/202340 minutes
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Dalton Castle

Dalton Castle almost gave up on wrestling! Thank goodness he didn’t or we wouldn’t have the fabulous sequins, sparkles, jumpsuits and capes that are The Peacock!  We also wouldn’t have The Boys (Brandon and Brent Tate) in AEW. Dalton talks about his ROH journey, meeting the Tate twins, how he initially felt about Tony Khan purchasing ROH, his first match back at ROH for Supercard of Honor, the pop he got wrestling Chris Jericho in Toronto, and what’s really in his big prop box that now travels with the show. Dalton shares his dream entrance, his love of painting, the optimal number of rotations for an effective Bangarang, his Celebrity Family Feud experience, and the words he never thought he’d ever hear in his wrestling career.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/13/202339 minutes, 58 seconds
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Kip Sabian

Kip Sabian details the development and evolution of his character upon his return to AEW after rehabbing a serious shoulder injury. He reveals what inspired the box on the head, the “underrated, over it” message on the box, his slick suits, and his mysterious appearances in the audience at AEW: Dynamite! He speaks to the real-life experiences influencing his art in wrestling, and how he and wife, Olivia (aka Penelope Ford) are doing after their recent loss. Kip also discloses his Harry Potter house of choice, his Top 5 video games, his favorite Spider-man comic, his love of horror movies, and how he keeps that full head of platinum hair looking so healthy and stylish!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/6/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hey! (EW) Host RJ City

There is almost nothing awkward about this chat with RJ City, host of the Hey! (EW) show on YouTube. Not the discussion about The Golden Girls or 1,000 Island Dressing or Don Knotts or the size of Tony Schiavone’s sh*ts. RJ does take issue with Renee Paquette and actor Stanley Tucci, but offers a bit of praise for Adam Cole and the David Brenner of AEW (you’ll have to listen to find out). He talks about the development and creation of Hey! (EW), some of his favorite guest moments, and his future plans for the show. And he speaks to his relationship with David Arquette and what he enjoyed most about wrestling on the indies. Check out new episodes of Hey! (EW) every Sunday at the crack of dawn on YouTube!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/30/202341 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jeff Jarrett

The Last Outlaw Jeff Jarrett, is a consummate professional, and was able to put aside his dislike for Referee Aubrey Edwards long enough to recount his journey to AEW, and talk AEW House Shows and future live event growth plans. He shares some stories about his trusty guitar, tagging with Jay Lethal, and working with Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt. He also has thoughts on Owen Hart, Darby Allin, Orange Cassidy, and the AEW International Championship. Plus, Jeff talks about growing up in the business, learning from his dad, and whether we might one day see Karen Jarrett at AEW.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/23/202335 minutes, 43 seconds
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AEW Heels Takeover

It’s an AEW Heels takeover of AEW Unrestricted! Leva Bates, Vickie Guerrero, and Amanda Huber join Ref Aubrey Edwards for this special episode that highlights all the fun and feels of being a Heel! The ladies explain how Heels started, and how you can become part of the community. They also share stories from their game nights, live meet ups, and other killer social events! Join the AEW Heels party at https://alleliteheels.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/16/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Referee Stephon Smith

AEW referee Stephon Smith has already amassed quite a bump card in the AEW ring, and reveals what Anthony Bowens, Jay Lethal, and Austin Gunn had to say after their respective contributions to that card. Stephon recounts his journey to AEW, meeting Tony Khan for the first time, and how one match at AEW Dark changed his life. He discusses the referee’s number one job in the ring, the differences between refereeing tag matches and singles matches, where he did his ref training, and the legendary referees in the business who’ve inspired him. Plus, he reveals the most stressful part of being a ref, some of his favorite matches and who gives him the most smack talk in the ring.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/9/202338 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews Revolution 2023

AEW Revolution is live from the Cow Palace in San Francisco this Sunday, March 5th, and AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the biggest matches on the hottest card in pro wrestling with Ref Aubrey and Tony Schiavone. MJF takes on Bryan Danielson in a 60-minute Iron Man for the AEW Heavyweight Championship; Jamie Hayter, Saraya, and Ruby Soho battle for the Women’s World Championship; The Gunns defend the World Tag Team Championship against The Acclaimed, Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal, and Orange Cassidy and Danhausen; Jungle Boy Jack Perry takes on Christian Cage in a No Holds Barred bout; and Wardlow challenges Samoa Joe for the TNT Championship. There’s also a showdown between Chris Jericho and Ricky Starks with no help from the Jericho Appreciation Society who have been banned from ringside, and a historic match in the making between The Elite and the House of Black for the AEW World Trios Championship.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/3/202339 minutes, 5 seconds
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Action Andretti

Action Andretti shocked the world in December when he pulled off the biggest upset in AEW history by beating Chris Jericho on AEW: Dynamite. Action talks about how and when he found out about the match, what it was like working with Jericho in the ring, why he calls it the biggest accomplishment of his life, and how the AEW locker room responded to his big win. He discusses what it means to be tagging with Ricky Starks and feuding with the Jericho Appreciation Society, and what he’s learning from the opportunity. He also details who inspired his love of wrestling, how he got started, his initial thoughts about his future when the pandemic forced everything to shut down, and his favorite moment from the Jericho Cruise.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/23/202337 minutes, 52 seconds
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AR Fox

AR Fox was genuinely surprised by his AEW contract offer, and explains why it was such an emotional moment for him. He talks about his road to AEW, his early matches on AEW: Dark, and how welcoming the locker room was to him from day one. AR also discusses his chemistry with Top Flight, why he loves working with Swerve Strickland in the ring, and what impresses him most about Jade Cargill and Private Party. He shares his thoughts on wrestling psychology, high flying, and why trios matches are his favorite! Plus, he reveals his one big, long-term goal at AEW, and the best piece of advice he received from Paul Wight. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! AG1 by Athletic Greens: Get a free 1-year supply of Vitamin D and 5 FREE travel packets with your first purchase at AthleticGreens.com/AEWUnrestrictedSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202338 minutes, 10 seconds
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BillyGunn ENCORE

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. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! AG1 By Athletic Greens: Go to AthleticGreens.com/AEWUnrestricted to get a FREE one-year supply of vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packets with your first purchase.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/9/202349 minutes, 11 seconds
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Arn & Brock Anderson

It’s a lesson in tag team wrestling and cutting good promos with Arn Anderson! Arn and his son, Brock Anderson talk about their journey to AEW, how Brock convinced his parents let him pursue a professional wrestling career, and Brock’s training with QT Marshall at the Nightmare Factory. They also share stories about working AEW Dynamite shows during the pandemic, the importance of watching as many matches as possible, and what it’s like to travel together. Plus, Brock comments on tagging with both Lee Johnson and Brian Pillman, Jr., and keeping the Anderson name. Please support our sponsors! AG1 from Athletic Greens: Get a free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 FREE travel packets with your first purchase at AthleticGreens.com/AEWUnrestrictedSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/202345 minutes, 59 seconds
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Big Bill

Big Bill talks had an unexpected stare down with actor Ken Jeong (aka Mr. Chow from The Hangover) at AEW: Dynamite in Los Angeles. He shares that story along with his journey to AEW including his first meetings with Tony Khan, MJF and Wardlow. He speaks to tagging with Lee Moriarty and working with Stokely Hathaway and The Firm. Bill also candidly details his struggle with anxiety and depression, and his path to sobriety, and the role that Diamond Dallas Page has played in helping him share his story. Plus, Bill recalls what it was like to return to wrestling during the pandemic, working a ladder match with the Hardy Boys, the advice that Chris Jericho gave him upon his return to wrestling, the 5-second rule that keeps him going, and his recent engagement to Lexy Nair.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/26/202338 minutes, 26 seconds
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Prince Nana

The shrimp cocktails are flowing with Prince Nana as he describes what it was like for The Embassy to capture the ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship at ROH Final Battle last month! Prince Nana talks about reforming The Embassy with Brian Cage, Kaun, and Toa Liona, what each man brings to the team, and what else he hopes to accomplish with them. Prince Nana also discusses the art of the wrestling promo, the managers who’ve inspired him, the history of The Embassy, his own royal family in Ghana, and mentoring Private Party. Plus, Nana has thoughts on cocktail sauce, The Embassy’s theme music, and the origin of “huh.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/19/202338 minutes, 38 seconds
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Kaun

Kaun and The Embassy captured the ROH Six-Man Tag Team titles last month at Final Battle, and Kaun shares what it means to him to be a two-time Champion. He talks about tagging with Toa Liona and Brian Cage, what he’s learning from manager Prince Nana, and how his wrestling style contributes to the success of The Embassy.  He recounts his journey to AEW including his two incredible AEW: Dark matches against Andrade El Idolo and Adam Cole, what Tony Khan said to him after his AEW debut, and why FTR is high on his list of dream opponents. Kaun explains his Cameroonian Royalty heritage, and when and why his father emigrated to the United States. He also details his love of horror movies, tattoos, the Hardy Boys, and working out, and has pointed messages for both Dalton Castle and the Death Triangle.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/12/202333 minutes, 37 seconds
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Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson is back at AEW after a six-month injury absence with a rehabbed knee, a new attitude, and new membership in The Factory with QT Marshall. He talks about his first match back challenging Orange Cassidy for the All-Atlantic Championship – and why The Factory is the perfect fit for him. Lee also remembers the whirlwind AEW tapings just before the pandemic lockdown, wrestling Mr. Brodie Lee during those tapings, tagging with Brock Anderson, working on MJF’s campaign staff with Wardlow and Hook, and finally getting signed to AEW. Plus, Lee talks about his Sting super fandom as a kid and what it was like meeting him at AEW.  If you check out the video episode on YouTube, you might catch a very cool cameo from Lee’s fiancée.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/5/202333 minutes
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Favorite Moments of 2022 with Danhausen, Wardlow, Chris Jericho, Toni Storm, Jay Lethal & Samoa Joe

It’s the best of AEW Unrestricted featuring some of our favorite moments of 2022! We’ve got both horror and hilarious travel stories from Toni Storm, Samoa Joe, and Pat Buck; the art of caking from Swerve Strickland and Mark Sterling; Chris Jericho’s favorite AEW match of 2022; great ribs with Jay Lethal, and a cameo appearance from Danhausen! We’ve also got an exclusive (and unbelievably inspiring) interview with Wardlow, captured live at All Out FanFest!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/22/202246 minutes, 35 seconds
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Willow Nightingale

Willow Nightingale brings her incredibly infectious laugh, hugely positive attitude, and great wrestling stories to AEW Unrestricted. She chronicles her journey to AEW including her AEW debut match against Thunder Rosa, her first AEW RAMPAGE appearance against Red Velvet in the Owen Hart Cup Tournament, and her recent Three Way in Chicago against Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D., Jamie Hayter, and TayJay. Willow recounts how video games got her interested in pro wrestling, why she decided to pursue a wrestling career, and what she learned during her initial run at ROH. She also shares her favorite match to date, why she wants to tag with Dalton Castle, and what she learned from Tony Nese in the short time she trained with him.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/15/202242 minutes, 41 seconds
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Josh Woods

Josh Woods delivers the goods and the story behind his arrival to AEW. He talks about teaming up with Tony Nese and Mark Sterling in the Varsity Athletes, dropping the ROH Pure Championship to Wheeler Yuta at Supercard of Honor, and then judging Wheeler Yuta vs Daniel Garcia’s Pure Championship match at Death Before Dishonor. Josh discusses what it was like to make the jump from amateur wrestling in college to professional wrestling, how he became The Technical Beast, and why he enjoys being a heel. And he explains why he’d love to see Jake Hager join forces with the Varsity Athletes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/8/202243 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tony Nese

Tony Nese clicked immediately with his AEW tag partner, Josh Woods. He talks about how they came together, and when and how Smart Mark Sterling was added to the mix as their manager. Tony recalls his early AEW Dark match with Fuego Del Sol, his first in-ring experience with Orange Cassidy, and what it was like to make his AEW RAMPAGE debut challenging Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship. Tony also talks about his friendships with Swerve Strickland, Ari Daivari, Trent Beretta, and Alex Reynolds. He shares stories about working summer sleep away camps, how he got into body building and fitness, when he realized he wanted to wrestle, and why he was “ride or die” for Chris Jericho as a kid.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/1/202239 minutes, 15 seconds
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Saraya

Saraya returned to the ring at AEW Full Gear, and shares the story of what it took to get cleared, and how she felt when she got final word that she could return to in-ring performing. She details how her injury has changed her move set, what she did to prepare for her return, and the role that Dean Malenko played in getting her ring ready. She also talks about being smuggled into the venue for her surprise AEW debut, her new music and name, working with Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D., her special relationship with Renee Paquette and Jon Moxley, and dealing with haters. Plus, Saraya tells stories about her childhood growing up in a wrestling family, moving to the States as a teenager, what it was like to have a documentary and feature film made about them, and why she’s having so many tattoos removed.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/23/202253 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews FULL GEAR 2022

AEW FULL GEAR is live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey this Saturday, November 19th, and AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the 10 biggest matches on the hottest card in wrestling with Ref Aubrey and Tony Schiavone. MJF challenges Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship; Toni Storm and Jamie Hayter battle for the Interim Women’s World Championship; The Acclaimed defend the World Tag Team Championship against Swerve In Our Glory; Chris Jericho, Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson and Sammy Guevara fight to be ROH World Champion; Jade Cargill takes on Nyla Rose for the TBS Championship; and it’s Wardlow versus Powerhouse Hobbs versus Samoa Joe for the TNT Championship. There’s also a grudge match between Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus, a showdown between Saraya and Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D., and a historic match in the making as Darby Allin and Sting take on Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett. Plus, TK explains how you can watch FULL GEAR in a movie theater near you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/17/202241 minutes, 37 seconds
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Renee Paquette

Renee Paquette recounts her AEW DYNAMITE debut in Toronto, working with Christian Cage that first night, and opening the show in front of her hometown crowd. She talks about debuting around the same time as her close friend, Saraya, MJF’s impersonation of her husband, Jon Moxley, and what prompted her return to wrestling in the first place. Renee also explains what it’s like balancing motherhood and career, the difference in her approach to live interviews versus backstage vignettes, how she deals with all the blood in Mox matches, and the role her father played in her love of wrestling.  She also discusses her childhood dream of being a comedic actress, what inspired her to write a cookbook, Jon’s favorite meals, and her favorite Canadian snacks including hickory sticks and all-dressed chips!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/202250 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ari Daivari

Ari Daivari shares the origin story of the Trust Busters, the reason he changed his name, why he calls Las Vegas home now (despite being from Minneapolis, MN), and how he found out he was All Elite. He recounts what it was like to debut on AEW RAMPAGE in his real hometown, in the main event against Orange Cassidy, and what he learned from his older brother that helped him get to this point in his career. Ari speaks to coaching and producing the AEW women, including Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D., his biggest goals when it comes to developing talent, and the importance of brutal honesty when it comes to match feedback. Plus, he talks about his Tae Kwon Do training, his favorite wrestlers as a kid (shout out to Sting!), his action figure collection, the Trust Busters entrance theme, training with Arik Cannon, finding your spot on the card, and wrestling with brother Shawn Daivari in India.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/3/202245 minutes, 5 seconds
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Saraya Debut, Grand Slam, and AEW DYNAMITE 3rd Anniversary Show

Tony Schiavone and Ref Aubrey Edwards catch up on everything AEW! They discuss some of their favorite moments and matches from the AEW DYNAMITE 3rd Anniversary Show, and Grand Slam at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, NY. They also talk about Saraya’s debut, The Acclaimed becoming AEW World Tag Team Champions, Billy Gunn’s resurging popularity, and National Scissoring Day! And they comment on the mic skills of Jon Moxley and MJF, the leadership contributions from Chris Jericho in the AEW locker room, and Ref Aubrey’s recent chest-bump in the ring. Plus, news on Hangman Adam's Page injury and recovery!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/27/202234 minutes, 7 seconds
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ENCORE: Jon Moxley, Taz, Best Friends + Orange Cassidy

AEW Unrestricted dug into the vault and dusted off some of our favorite guests in this special encore episode! Jon Moxley shares his entry into professional wrestling including how he got his ring name! Taz explains the importance of helping younger talent at AEW and recalls the rib that Tony Schiavone pulled during a production meeting during the early days of Dynamite! And Best Friends and Orange Cassidy answer fan questions, most of which are about or for Trent’s mom!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/20/202247 minutes, 14 seconds
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Austin & Colten Gunn aka The Gunns

Austin and Colten Gunn aka The Gunns talk about dropping the “Club” from their name, the heat they have with Danhausen, The Acclaimed, and their own father, and why life is so much better now that they’re part of The Firm with MJF. The brothers share the origin of the Ass Boys chant, their respective journeys to AEW, and their plans to take the AEW World Tag Team Championship off The Acclaimed. Austin describes his AEW debut, and how he came to be the biggest cheerleader at ringside during AEW’s pandemic lockdown matches. Colten recalls his secret wrestling training in Los Angeles, what his dad said when he found out, and why he quit his corporate job to come to AEW. Plus, Austin talks about his music career, and his recent foray into reality TV, and Colten explains why he held a grudge against Dustin Rhodes for 15 years!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/13/202243 minutes, 44 seconds
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Julia Hart

Julia Hart is the newest addition to the House of Black, and explains why she’s so happy to be amongst the super talented faction. She talks about her pitch to join, her slow transformation, and finding her place in their spooky entrance. She tells the story of the black mist and the havoc it wrecked on her old Varsity Blonds jacket, what it was like to blow it in Pac’s face, and how she managed to wrestle Jade while wearing an eye patch. She talks about her vignette with Miro, which AEW female talent she’d love to add to the faction, and whether her pet python might someday make an in-ring appearance (watch the video episode on YouTube to see her snake). Julia also speaks to training with QT Marshall, signing with AEW, her first conversation with Tony Khan, her run with the Varsity Blonds, and what she’s learned from Jerry Lynn and Jake The Snake Roberts. Plus, Julia dishes on her love of 80s hair metal, the Guitar Hero video game, and the ukulele. And listen closely because Julia shares a huge, exciting personal life announcement during the course of the podcast!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/6/202237 minutes, 4 seconds
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Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho has been with AEW since day one! He talks about his first meeting with Tony Khan, what prompted him to sign with the start-up wrestling company, his initial goals when DYNAMITE launched, and what he hopes to do as TV starts its fourth year! Chris talks about being the first ever AEW World Champion, his matches with Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson, and what it was like working with young talent like Darby Allin, MJF, Sammy Guevara, Jungle Boy and Danny Garcia. He speaks to the formation of the Inner Circle and the Jericho Appreciation Society, his feud with Eddie Kingston, the hardcore match with Nick Gage, and the first Stadium Stampede. Plus, Chris shares the inspiration behind the Painmaker and Lionheart Chris Jericho!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/29/202251 minutes, 9 seconds
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William Regal Returns

William Regal and Tony Schiavone go way back, and their first introduction is just one story that William Regal tells on his return visit to AEW Unrestricted. Regal explains why he had to kayfabe Schiavone about his AEW debut, why he owes Tony Schiavone a huge debt of thanks for his wrestling success in the States, and the crash course he got in live TV from Tony. Regal also talks about the first time he met and worked for Kevin Sullivan, the match that never was that resulted in William’s broken nose, his Clash Of The Champions XXXVIII against Antonio Inoki, and the best heckling he every received in the ring. Plus, William offers some words of advice for all aspiring young pro wrestlers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/22/202245 minutes, 27 seconds
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Madison Rayne

Madison Rayne is a self-described gymnastics mom, dog mom, and creme brulee conniesuer, and she’s also a big blast of positive energy and the new women’s coach at AEW! She describes the whirlwind process that was her AEW signing, her first day in the locker room, and what it was like to immediately get in the ring with Jade Cargill in pursuit of the TBS Championship! She discusses her coaching style, working with younger talent like Anna Jay, Penelope Ford, and Julia Hart, and what it takes to be a great heel. She also recounts wrestling her younger brothers as a kid, dropping out of college to pursue pro wrestling, the evolution of the Madison Rayne character, learning to do commentary with husband Josh Matthews, and what it was like to come back to wrestling after having a baby. Plus she talks about her love of baseball, boy bands, and The Clippers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/15/202242 minutes, 6 seconds
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Claudio Castagnoli

Claudio Castagnoli made quite a debut on AEW DYNAMITE during Blood & Guts III when he “swung” Chris Jericho on the top of the steel cage! Claudio details that story along with the circumstances around his surprise AEW debut at Forbidden Door! He explains the original idea for his debut, and how an injury to longtime friend Bryan Danielson changed those initial plans. He talks about joining the Blackpool Combat Club with Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Wheeler Yuta, and William Regal, what makes their chemistry work so well, and why he thinks Serena Deeb would be the perfect addition. Claudio also shares his thoughts on the ROH World Championship, what it was like being in the ring again with Dustin Rhodes and Jake Hager, and who he’s looking forward to working with at AEW. Plus, Claudio discusses his love of crossfit, flight simulator video games, bad puns, and working matches with Mr. Brodie Lee.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/8/202238 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews ALL OUT 2022

AEW ALL OUT is live from the Now Arena in Chicago this Sunday, September 4th, and AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the sizzlin’ hot card with Ref Aubrey and Tony Schiavone. Jon Moxley and CM Punk in an AEW World Championship match; Tony Storm, Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., Jamie Hayter, and Hikaru Shida fighting for the AEW Interim Women’s World Championship; Jade Cargill defending the TBS Championship against Athena; The Acclaimed challenging Swerve In Our Glory for the AEW World Tag Team Championship; the crowning of the first-ever Trios Champions; and a dream match featuring Lionheart Chris Jericho and The American Dragon Bryan Danielson! There’s a grudge match a year in the making between Jungle Boy and Christian Cage, a showdown between Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs, and a history-making match for Sting! Plus, Tony Khan reveals the stacked matchups for Zero Hour, and explains how you can watch ALL OUT in a movie theater near you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/2/202233 minutes, 51 seconds
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Smart Mark Sterling

Mark Sterling Esq. agrees with Swerve Strickland about one thing only – that Mark has a very cake-able face! Mark talks about Swerve In Our Glory, Jade Cargill, his new clients, Josh Woods & Tony Nese, and the client who started everything for Mark at AEW – MJF! He has some words for Danhausen, some thoughts on wearing suits and who does it best at AEW, and some reasons why he calls Pat Buck “dad.” Mark also talks about his extensive action figure collection, his backyard wrestling production experiences, his love of video games, what he enjoys most about co-hosting the “Major Wrestling Figures” podcast, and his biggest goals at AEW. And if you need legal assistance and are NOT currently employed by AEW, do NOT call Mark Sterling!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/25/202240 minutes, 19 seconds
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Big Backstage Changes at AEW!

There have been some big changes backstage at AEW that have resulted in some well-deserved promotions including one for AEW Unrestricted co-host Tony Schiavone! Tony & Aubrey discuss his new role as Senior Producer, Special Advisor & Talent Relations, and what the means for Tony and the AEW talent. They talk about Sonjay Dutt, Pat Buck, and QT Marshall’s new responsibilities around talent, creative, and production, and how all of these changes will help AEW continue to grow. They give a peak behind-the-curtain at what it takes to deliver DYNAMITE and RAMPAGE to TV every week, and they preview some big events coming up before year-end for AEW!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/18/202237 minutes, 46 seconds
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Swerve Strickland

Swerve Strickland, one half of the current AEW World Tag Team Champions, Swerve In Our Glory, talks about their incredible match against The Young Bucks and Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs at AEW DYNAMITE Fyter Fest Night 1 that resulted in their championship gold. He shares how he and Keith Lee became tag partners, why he likens their partnership to that of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant’s, and what the championship means to them. Swerve shares details from superstar rapper Kevin Gates’ AEW DYNAMITE appearance and how it felt to cake Mark Sterling’s face! Swerve also tells the story of “Whose house? Swerve’s House,” and comments on how the chant may have possibly inspired an NFL team to adopt it as their own! Plus, he discusses his military background, the inspiration behind his name, his new rap album, “Tears,” and who's coming up on his own “Swerve City Podcast!”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/11/202241 minutes, 49 seconds
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Athena

Athena grew up watching wrestling with her grandfather, and explains why she calls herself the “mutt” of wrestling training, and what she learned from Lance Archer. She shares the story of her AEW DYNAMITE debut, tagging with Willow Nightingale at Fyter Fest Night 2, and how a day-drinking sesh with her mom somehow ignited a feud with Jade Cargill! She talks about her in-ring style, her finishing move, the O-Face, her newly-rediscovered passion for the business, and how much fun she’s having introducing the “Athena” character to AEW fans. Plus, Athena is a gamer, and shares her favorite games and consoles. She also speaks to her love of Batman and Black Adam, and reveals why she gave up on comic books. And check out the video episode on YouTube to meet Athena’s talking cat!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/4/202248 minutes, 9 seconds
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Pat Buck

AEW Coach Pat Buck is a suit aficionado, and explains why he feels most comfortable in a shirt and tie, and why he does it better than Sonjay Dutt! Pat details his journey to AEW, what he loves most about working for the company, and how he believes his thoughts about talent align with Tony Khan’s. Pat also explains how he became a coach and trainer, and what it’s been like to see his former students like Kris Statlander, The Acclaimed, and Mark Sterling achieve success at AEW. Pat also shares his love of Batman, Star Wars, and comic books along with a crazy story involving a temporarily missing rental car.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/28/202240 minutes, 17 seconds
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Rocky Romero

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Rocky Romero details how a conversation with Tony Khan about the Roppongi Vice tag team sort of opened the door to AEW and NJPW working together. Rocky talks about making his AEW debut on DARK, reuniting with his former tag partner Trent Baretta, and guesting on AEW DYNAMITE in a match against longtime opponent Bryan Danielson. Rocky explains his role in the Forbidden Door PPV, some of his favorite matches from AEW and NJPW’s first joint event, and his hopes for the upcoming ROH Death Before Dishonour PPV. He also remembers his early days at ROH, winning the ROH World Tag Team title for the first time, and how happy he is to know that ROH’s future and legacy are now in the hands of Tony Khan. Plus, Rocky tells the story behind his eye patch, and reveals his favorite song, movie, TV show, and menu item at McDonald’s in Japan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/21/202241 minutes, 44 seconds
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Sonjay Dutt

Sonjay Dutt is the self-described hype man that makes Satnam Singh and Jay Lethal come together on AEW DYNAMITE and RAMPAGE. He explains how he juggles his many AEW hats including producer, coach, manager, wrestler, superhero, and BFF to Jay Lethal; how he made the jump from in ring performer to behind the scenes, what inspired his love of suits and ties, and how he plans to make Satnam Singh the next superstar in wrestling! Sonjay also talks about growing up watching wrestling with his dad, what inspired him to pursue pro wrestling himself, how he feels about his first-ever match, and what he remembers most about wrestling in India. And Sonjay shares his thoughts on the ROH Supercard of Honor, the recent Forbidden Door PPV, and not winning a single prize on “The Price is Right!” Plus, he describes his current pencil count, where he gets his supply, and how he perfected the art of keeping the pencil firmly behind his ear.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/14/202238 minutes, 6 seconds
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Kiera Hogan

Kiera Hogan stepped to Athena at the Forum in Los Angeles on AEW DYNAMITE and explains what that moment was like! She talks about The Baddies faction with Jade Cargill and Red Velvet, how their TikToks got started, and the instant chemistry they felt the first time they got in a ring together. Kiera details her transformation from “The Girl on Fire” to “The Hottest Flame,” the role her blue and red hair plays, the significance of her ring gear, and why using her real name was so important to her. Kiera also shares how she discovered wrestling as a kid, some of the wrestling fan fiction she wrote, and what finally made her start training. Plus, Kiera speaks to the importance of being yourself, believing in yourself, and inspiring others!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/7/202235 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tony Schiavone & Ref Aubrey Shoot The Sh*t

It has been an unbelievable few months at AEW, and so Ref Aubrey Edwards and Tony Schiavone decided it was time for a “shoot the shit” episode to unpack it all! They start with AEW FORBIDDEN DOOR, Claudio Castagnoli, the PPV-stealing-match by Will Ospreay and Orange Cassidy, and Pac being crowned the first-ever AEW All Atlantic Champion. They talk about AEW DOUBLE OR NOTHING, Martha Hart and the Owen Hart Cup Tournament, and AEW’s exciting return to Arthur Ashe Stadium for GRAND SLAM! And they have plenty to say about ROH and the upcoming Death Before Dishonor PPV.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/30/202237 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews FORBIDDEN DOOR 2022

FORBIDDEN DOOR is live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois this Sunday, June 26th at 8pm Eastern! AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the historic event and explain how key AEW injuries have impacted the card and led to some dream matches. Orange Cassidy is challenging Will Ospreay for the IWGP US Championship; the first ever AEW All-Atlantic Championship will be awarded to Pac, Miro, Malakai Black or Tomohiro Ishii; Toni Storm takes on Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women’s World Title; and an interim AEW World Champion will be crowned in a dream match between Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi. There’s a “Winner Take All” contest for the Ring of Honor and IWGP Tag Team titles involving FTR, United Empire (Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb), and Roppongi Vice (Trent Beretta & Rocky Romero); a surprise opponent for Zach Sabre Jr. in another highly-anticipated dream match; Adam Cole, Hangman Adam Page, and Okada fighting Switchblade Jay White for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship; an 8-man tag featuring The Bullet Club looking for retribution against Sting’s newly-reunited Dudes With Attitudes; and the Jericho Appreciation Society aligning with Minoro Suzuki to fight Eddie Kingston, Wheeler Yuta, and Jon Moxley’s NJPW protégé, Shota Umino.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/23/202240 minutes, 39 seconds
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Marina Shafir

Marina Shafir shares details behind the crazy table bump she took when she challenged Jade Cargill for the TBS Title, her son’s very passionate reaction to her AEW debut match against Kris Statlander, and the meeting with Captain Shawn Dean that basically changed her future. She speaks to immigrating to America with her family as refugees from Moldova when she was 5-years-old, learning to speak English, assimilating into American culture, and the role that Judo and MMA played in her development. She also talks about the impact her father had on her athletic career, training, competition, injury, special friendships, and making the jump to professional wrestling. Plus, Marina has thoughts on violence, coffee, motherhood, love, Spider-Man, her AEW entrance theme, and zippered hoodies!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/16/202233 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jay Lethal

Jay Lethal leads a charmed life, one he likens to winning the golden ticket from Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory! He talks about his extraordinary run at Ring of Honor, how the pandemic directly contributed to him to eventually signing with AEW, and what it was like reuniting with his close friend, Sonjay Dutt at the ROH Supercard of Honor. Jay also shares stories about working with Adam Cole, Christian, and Truth Martini. Plus, Jay speaks to his wrestling influences and shaving his head, and does a couple of his infamous impersonations!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/9/202246 minutes, 3 seconds
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Live at FanFest with Hangman Adam Page, Scorpio Sky, and Thunder Rosa

AEW Unrestricted was live in Las Vegas last weekend at DOUBLE OR NOTHING FanFest! TNT Champion Scorpio Sky, AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa, and former AEW World Champion Hangman Adam Page regaled the live audience with great stories about some of their favorite matches on their respective championship journeys, memories from DOUBLE OR NOTHING during the pandemic, and hopes for their AEW futures. You’ll also hear Hangman Adam Page explain how he secured a horse for the original Stadium Stampede in Jacksonville and Scorpio Sky’s tale of his amazing red suit and his instant chemistry with Ethan Page. Plus, Thunder Rosa shares what the AEW Women’s World Championship means to her.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/2/202250 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews Double or Nothing 2022

AEW DOUBLE OR NOTHING is live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada this Sunday, May 29th at 8pm Eastern! AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the exciting matchups with Ref Aubrey and Tony Schiavone. Major Championships are on the line: Hangman Adam Page and CM Punk in an AEW World Championship match; Thunder Rosa defending the AEW Women’s World Championship title against Serena Deeb; Anna Jay attempting to claim the TBS Title from Jade Cargill; and an epic fight for the AEW World Tag Team Championship between defending champs Jurassic Express, Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland, and Team Taz’s Ricky Starks and Will Hobbs. TK also discusses the dream tag match between The Young Bucks and The Hardys; the action-packed Anarchy in the Arena match between the Jericho Appreciation Society and Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz and the Blackpool Combat Club; MJF and Wardlow’s long-awaited battle; and the highly-anticipated, historic Men and Women’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament Finals. Plus, Tony Khan shares some thoughts on the DOUBLE OR NOTHING HOOK-Hausen buy in match!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/26/202257 minutes, 10 seconds
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Toni Storm

Toni Storm saw Jeff Hardy wrestle when she was 10-years-old, and her fate was sealed! She explains how she convinced her mom and a small wrestling company in Australia let her wrestle at age 13, and how that led to a move to Liverpool, England. Toni recounts her journey to AEW, being among the first to qualify for the inaugural Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament, and why her passion for pro wrestling has been reignited since signing with AEW. Toni also talks about her chemistry with Ruby Soho, rooming with Jamie Hayter, and balancing career and personal life. Plus, Toni reveals her obsession with noodles, Motley Crue, and mental health, and she shares an unbelievable true travel story she experienced the day she recorded this podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/202241 minutes, 7 seconds
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Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy is reunited with his brother Matt at AEW, and relives the “juking on the run” moment that launched his AEW career! He talks about the Hardys first AEW DYNAMITE match against Private Party, meeting Tony Khan, AEW’s stacked tag team division, the Hardy Brothers versus the Young Bucks, and dancing with Danhausen. Jeff ponders the Hardys final run in pro wrestling, how many more Swanton Bombs he’s got left in him, and why coming to AEW was an absolute “no brainer.” Plus, he explains how a chance encounter with Sting when he was 12-years-old changed his life, and why music is such an important part of his life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/12/202235 minutes, 9 seconds
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Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe has plenty to say about his return to ROH at Supercard Of Honor, the crazy travel that accompanied the day, how it feels to be the current ROH World TV Champion, and his first run at ROH in the early 2000s. Joe also talks about his AEW debut against Max Castor, his brutal chop battle with Suzuki, and meeting Tony Khan for the first time. He has stories about wrestling CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, and Jay Lethal, the influence that ROH has had in pro wrestling, and what sparked his love of wrestling as a kid in a family of fire dancers! Plus, Joe shares his thoughts on mentoring younger talent, the “Joe’s gonna kill you” chant, growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Polynesian culture, and his favorite video games.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/5/202239 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mercedes Martinez

Mercedez Martinez is the interim Ring of Honor Women’s Champion, and explains what the honor means to her, why it’s so significant for the ROH women’s division, and how it was working with Willow. Mercedes talks about her first opportunity at AEW at 2019’s All Out, why she believes that she was always meant to be at AEW, and the conversations she had with Tony Khan to make it happen. Mercedes discusses her AEW DYNAMITE debut against Thunder Rosa, how she hopes to use her veteran status to level up the women’s division, and why she feels it’s important for her to share her experience and expertise with both the AEW and ROH locker rooms. Plus, Mercedes reveals her childhood dream of being law enforcement, her desire to have a 60-minute match with Serena Deeb, her admiration for FTR, the first time she ever met Kenny Omega, and the importance of being authentic to yourself.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/28/202245 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dasha Gonzalez

Dasha Gonzalez has done a little of everything at AEW from time keeping to bell ringing to announcing to Spanish commentating to in-ring performing! She has a very funny friendship with Billy Gunn that includes game nights at his house, some tips on handling critical feedback on social media, and an “a-ha moment” when she realized wrestling was what she wanted to do. Dasha talks about her time competing on the beauty pageant circuit during her college years, the support she received from The Rock when she did “The Titan Games,” watching wrestling with her dad and brothers as a kid, and the first time she had to ring announce on live TV. She also shares some great behind-the-scenes moments from the AEW DYNAMITE Spanish announce table involving CM Punk’s entrance music, “Judas,” and Private Party.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/21/202244 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wheeler Yuta

Wheeler Yuta has Orange Cassidy and Chuck Taylor to thank for his AEW opportunity! Wheeler explains what Orange and Chuck have done for his wrestling career, the power behind the Best Friends hug, and some of the advice he’s received from Jerry Lynn and Excalibur since coming to AEW. He shares his reaction to being slapped by William Regal, and what he hopes to learn from Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley. Wheeler recounts painting his face like Sting in high school, the first time he met MJF, wrestling Lee Moriarty, and the real motivation behind him going to college at Villanova. Plus, Wheeler talks about his steel drum skills, the future of his mask, traveling with Nick Gage, Collateral Damage, Japan, and his run on “The Masked Wrestler.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/14/202239 minutes, 7 seconds
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William Regal

William Regal and two of his amazing lizards (see them in the video episode on YouTube) share details about his debut at AEW REVOLUTION, the phone call from Bryan Danielson that changed his retirement plans, and what he’s looking for when it comes to adding talent to the Blackpool Combat Club. Regal talks about his introduction to Jon Moxley, what he thought the first time he heard Mox cut a promo, and the friendship that developed with Mox over the years. He also remembers training Bryan Danielson, and what most impressed him most when they first started working together. And he recalls stories from his early days wrestling in Britain and the holiday camps, developing his own style, and learning from the likes of Terry Rudge and Rollerball Rocco. Plus, he has thoughts on comedy in wrestling, hair care, respect, proper British manners, and being a “gentleman villain.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/7/202248 minutes, 13 seconds
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Brody King

Brody King joined Malakai Black’s House of Black at AEW, and talks about filming their creepy vignettes, how they found their entrance theme music, “Rise From Ruins” by Absent in Body, and why Buddy Matthews was allowed to join without the requisite number of tattoos! Brody talks about giving up his 15-year Hollywood career to pursue pro-wrestling, why his trainer told him to grow a beard before his first match, how he wrestled for 6-weeks with his jaw wired shut, and the influence that Mr. Brodie Lee had on his Brody King persona. He also has stories from his time working on movies and TV shows in Hollywood including “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Big Brother” (during Luchasaurus’ season), “Pirates Of The Caribbean,” and “Angels And Demons.” Plus, Brody explains how he balances AEW and performing with his own band God’s Hate, what it was like meeting his musical hero Henry Rollins, how he started his taxidermy collection, and how he ended up on season 2 of Tim Robinson’s “I Think You Should Leave.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/31/202244 minutes, 26 seconds
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Danhausen

The “very evil, very nice” Danhausen offers all sorts of explanations and stories about his jar of teeth, the red paint around his eyes, his new dentist friend, and his relationship with Tony Elite. He discusses the major difference between curses and cursing, and why the former is acceptable and the latter is not, and how he became such a close confidant of one Conan O’Brien. Danhausen also reveals what it’s really like underneath the AEW ring, how his human disguise works, the origin of the Tequila dance, and all the great lessons he’s learned from George Costanza of Seinfeld fame. Plus, Danhausen speaks to his preferred mode of transportation, his recent offer to Wardlow, his brand new cape, his broken leg and subsequent recovery, his toy collection, and the reason why he was not invited to join the Chris Jericho Appreciation Society.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/202241 minutes, 32 seconds
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Keith Lee

Keith Lee shares his reaction to the huge pop he received from the fans during his AEW DYNAMITE debut, the significance of his entrance theme music, the meeting with Tony Khan that sealed his decision to come to AEW, and what it means to “forward march” and be “limitless.” Keith speaks to the whirlwind week of massive moments in his life that included his wedding to Mia Yim and his AEW debut. He also chronicles his serious and scary battle with COVID, and the long-term effects that nearly cost him his wrestling career. Plus, he talks about his football career, his love of anime, his time in indie wrestling in Texas, the match with Donavan Dijak that ultimately changed his life, and what he learned from both Jim Ross and William Regal.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/17/202244 minutes, 30 seconds
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Lee Moriarty

It didn’t take long after his AEW debut for Lee Moriarty to make a statement in the ring against CM Punk and Bryan Danielson. He talks about working with both, how and when he found out about his high-profile matches, and what he learned from the experiences. Lee discusses his Taiga Style philosophy and the meaning behind his mask, the reason he wears the drop singlet, his love of MF DOOM, and why he doesn’t consider himself a “technical wrestler.” Lee also shares stories from his time training lucha libre in Mexico, and reveals what he loves about Japanese wrestling.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/10/202234 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews Revolution 2022

AEW REVOLUTION is live from the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, Florida this Sunday, March 6th at 8pm Eastern! AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the exciting matchups with Ref Aubrey and Tony Schiavone. Major Championships are on the line: Hangman Adam Page and Adam Cole in an AEW World Championship match; Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. defending the AEW Women’s World Championship title against Thunder Rosa; CM Punk and MJF squaring off in a highly emotional dog collar match; reDRagon attempting to claim the AEW World Tag Team Championship from Jurassic Express; an epic battle between Chris Jericho and Eddie Kingston; Tay Conti hoping to take the TBS Championship from Jade Cargill; every fan’s dream match between Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson; and an action-packed Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/3/202237 minutes, 54 seconds
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Captain Shawn Dean

Captain Shawn Dean works on the AEW Community Outreach team, helps book talent for AEW DARK and ELEVATION, is part of the Sammy Vlog crew, and is one of just 3 people who’ve beaten MJF at AEW! He tells the story of how he came to help CM Punk cost MJF a win, the role that QT Marshall and the Nightmare Factory played in his training and his AEW career, the phone call during the pandemic that changed his life, and “puttin’ on bangers for each other” at Daily’s Place. Shawn talks about growing up in South Side, Chicago, watching wrestling with his dad as a kid, his Navy career, playing arena football, starting wrestling training later in life in Atlanta, and the importance of believing in yourself. Shawn also explains what he looks for when booking talent for AEW, the best way to approach him if you want to be seriously considered, and why he’s so excited to see Daniel Garcia and Skye Blue’s growth. Plus, Shawn answers fan questions about “hit him with the deal,” his 0-49 record on AEW DARK, and his Coach Cap bits on Sammy’s Vlog.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/24/202238 minutes, 13 seconds
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Alex Marvez

Alex Marvez had a ringside seat to the formation of AEW. He explains how his friendship with Tony Khan allowed him to see AEW develop, grow and launch from the ground up. Alex talks about his own offer to join AEW, and the moment he knew Tony Khan really had something in the new wrestling company. Alex remembers AEW’s inaugural show, 2019 Double or Nothing, how he prepared for it, and what the experience was really like for him personally. He describes his day-to-day, behind the scenes gig for AEW DYNAMITE and RAMPAGE, how he keeps track of AEW stats, talent backgrounds and storylines, what it’s like working with The Young Bucks, Chris Jericho, and Jon Moxley, and why Mr. Brodie Lee was the scariest interview Alex has ever conducted. Plus, Alex shares his introduction to wrestling as a kid, the first live show he attended, his favorite wrestlers, how he got started in wrestling journalism, and the secret to backstage teleporting.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/17/202237 minutes, 1 second
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Cody Rhodes & Amanda Huber

Cody Rhodes and Amanda Huber head the AEW Community Outreach team (with a big assist from Captain Shawn Dean). They describe the program's origins and goals, speak to some of their favorite activations to date, explain how they get AEW talent like Malakai Black, Ruby Soho, Thunder Rosa, and Mark Henry involved, and reveal how they decide which charity organizations to partner with in each respective city. They also share details about a couple of huge, upcoming projects including the “Who We Are: A Celebration of Excellence, Vol. 1” compilation album for Black History Month benefitting The Bootsy Collins Foundation, and a fashion show featuring original designs by AEW's lead seamstress, Sandra Gray. Plus, they discuss the unbelievable growth of the AEW Women’s Division, balancing wrestling and parenthood, the AEW baby boom, and Cody’s future plans for his beautiful baby girl, Libby. And watch the video version of this episode on YouTube if you’d like a first-hand look at Amanda’s trophy!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/10/202242 minutes, 21 seconds
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Kyle O'Reilly

Kyle O’Reilly made his AEW DYNAMITE debut and beelined straight for Orange Cassidy! He talks about his surprise mid-match appearance, how it all came together so quickly, and the incredible reaction he received from the AEW fans. Kyle speaks to reuniting with Adam Cole and Bobby Fish, getting his first W at AEW, reDRagon’s theme music, and why the AEW locker room feels like home. He shares stories from his high school days playing rugby, reveals what inspired him to pursue a career in pro wrestling, and explains why his MMA training is so important to his in-ring performance. Plus, you’ll discover Kyle and tag partner Bobby Fish’s backstage nicknames!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/3/202233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Brandon Cutler

Brandon Cutler (aka Landon aka Two Contract Cutler aka Cold Spray Cutler) was the first person to do an entrance and step foot in an AEW ring when he debuted at the inaugural AEW Double or Nothing in 2019. He’s also the heart and soul behind the “Being The Elite” YouTube show. Brandon explains how he originally got involved in BTE filming and production, the details behind the emotional moment he received his two AEW contracts from The Young Bucks, the storylines that have crossed over to AEW DYNAMITE (like John Silver and the Dark Order), and the evolution of the Cutler Cam. Brandon also talks about his “There Must Be A Winner” feud and match with Peter Avalon on AEW DARK, and how he went from that to Corporate Stooge for The Elite with his track suits, face mask and cold spray. Plus, Brandon answers fan questions about his longtime friendship with Matt and Nick Jackson, Critical Botch, tag team wrestling, shoes, and the epic dragon coat!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/27/202240 minutes, 53 seconds
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And The 2021 PWI Awards Go To... Mostly AEW

The Pro Wrestling Illustrated 2021 Awards have just been revealed, and it was pretty much a sweep for AEW! From Rookie Of The Year to Wrestler Of The Year to Tag Team Of The Year to Most Hated Wrestler, AEW dominated! PWI Editor-In-Chief Kevin McElvaney and Senior Writer Al Castle join to breakdown the award categories, the winners, the runners up, and share thoughts on why they believe the AEW Women’s Division cleaned up with 4 big wins for the likes of Britt Baker and Jade Cargill, and how Comeback Of The Year could have as easily gone to Sting or Christian Cage as it did to winner CM Punk. They also discuss Indie Wrestler of the Year winner Nick Gage and how AEW may have contributed his win, and share some of the funnier reader write-in “unofficial” awards (like Stooge Of The Year and Hot Tub Time Machine Match) that went to AEW. Digital version is available at: https://www.zinio.com/pro-wrestling-illustrated/console-3107-231782-i514221 Pre-order the print version now at: https://pwi-online.com/product/april-2022-pwi-awards-issue/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/20/202236 minutes, 4 seconds
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Leyla Hirsch

Leyla Hirsch was born in Russia and moved to the United States with her twin sister after they were adopted at 8 years old. Leyla talks about coming to a new country, learning to speak English, what she misses most about Russia, and how she discovered pro wrestling. She speaks to all the things that hooked her into wrestling, convincing her mom to let her try, and giving up her college scholarship to pursue professional wrestling. Leyla remembers her first day training, her first match, wrestling in Germany and Japan, and how all of that led to signing with AEW! Plus, you’ll hear her thoughts on her matches with Hikaru Shida and Serena Deeb, why Eddie Kingston and Bryan Danielson are two of her favorite wrestlers today, and how her amateur career has influenced her in-ring style.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/13/202236 minutes, 44 seconds
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Alex Abrahantes

Alex Abrahantes is part of the AEW Spanish broadcast team and the manager of former AEW World Tag Team Champs, Lucha Brothers! Alex speaks to his AEW journey, his evolution as manager of the Lucha Brothers, the charisma of Rey Fenix and Penta, and the importance of creating excitement before their matches! He talks about the origins of “Penta Says,” the match Penta had against Cody Rhodes that resulted in Penta’s first-ever promo for AEW DYNAMITE, and Alex’s superhero-style pose in the Luchas’ entrance. Alex share stories about his introduction to wrestling, training in Calgary with the Harts, his first-ever match, and his transition to broadcasting. Plus, Alex reveals the book that changed his life, what inspired him to start his YouTube show, “All Elite Soup,” and how he started toy hunting with All Ego Ethan Page. NordVPN: Go to https://nordvpn.com/aew or use code AEW to get up a HUGE discount off your NordVPN Plan + an additional month for FREE!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/6/202247 minutes, 3 seconds
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The All Elite Moments, Matches & Surprises of 2021

Tony Schiavone and Ref Aubrey share behind-the-scenes stories about some of their favorite AEW memories, moments, matches, and surprises of 2021! First and foremost, they talk about AEW’s return to the road, and welcoming back full crowds! They also share thoughts on the proverbial kick-down of the “forbidden door,” Shaquille O’Neal vs Cody Rhodes, Blood & Guts and that crazy cage match between the Inner Circle and The Pinnacle, the debut of AEW RAMPAGE, and the arrival of so much tremendous talent to AEW including Paul Wight, Christian Cage, Mark Henry, Ethan Page, Adam Cole, Malakai Black, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Ruby Soho, and Lio Rush. They also discuss some of their favorite matches and performances like the Lights Out match between Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. and Thunder Rosa, CM Punk’s first match back, The Lucha Bros vs The Young Bucks at AEW ALL OUT, Miro the Redeemer, and Darby Allin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/23/202143 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jake Hager

The Inner Circle’s Jake Hager can catch people better than anybody—just ask him! He’ll also tell you exactly what he thinks about Baron Von Raschke coming to the aid of Jake’s wife, Catalina, at AEW FULL GEAR. Jake’s got stories about signing with AEW, joining the Inner Circle, wrestling for the AEW World Championship title on his birthday, the bar fight against Hangman Adam Page in the Stadium Stampede, and repelling off the Jaguars’ scoreboard in Stadium Stampede 2! Plus, he talks about meeting Jim Ross in Oklahoma, growing up with Danny Hodge, and preparing for the zombie apocalypse.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/16/202143 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ryan Nemeth

Hollywood Hunk Ryan Nemeth is the defacto leader of the beloved AEW faction, The Wingmen! He talks about becoming The Wingmen, the inspiration behind the hostile makeover, dressing JD Drake, spray-tanning Orange Cassidy, his creative contributions to “Being The Elite,” and the Wingmen’s recent match against the Dark Order. Ryan shares his love of stand-up comedy, Andy Kaufman, the band Sleigh Bells, and the movie “Scrooged” with Bill Murray. He also speaks to the art of the promo, his friendship with PeeWee Herman, the making of his first-ever short film, “Heel,” and the movie he’d love to make next.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/9/202139 minutes, 17 seconds
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Butts In Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story

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.
12/2/202145 minutes, 36 seconds
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Matt Hardy

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.
11/25/202141 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ruby Soho

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.
11/18/202143 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews Full Gear 2021

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.
11/11/202152 minutes, 48 seconds
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Bobby Fish

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.
11/4/202137 minutes, 21 seconds
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Daniel Garcia

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.
10/28/202140 minutes, 21 seconds
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Adam Cole

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.
10/21/202144 minutes, 9 seconds
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2point0

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.
10/14/202141 minutes, 18 seconds
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Malakai Black

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.
10/7/202142 minutes, 42 seconds
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CM Punk

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.
9/30/202142 minutes, 34 seconds
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Anthony Bowens of The Acclaimed

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.
9/23/202142 minutes, 31 seconds
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It's A GREAT Time To Be All Elite!

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.
9/16/202141 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fuego Del Sol

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.
9/9/202146 minutes, 1 second
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Tony Khan Previews All Out 2021

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.
9/2/202140 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bryce Remsburg

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.
8/26/202148 minutes, 21 seconds
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Santana & Ortiz

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.
8/19/202147 minutes, 54 seconds
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Justin Roberts

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.
8/12/202156 minutes, 40 seconds
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Rebel

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.
8/5/202141 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mark Henry

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.
7/29/202151 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pretty Peter Avalon

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.
7/22/202141 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Murderhawk Monster Lance Archer

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.
7/15/202146 minutes, 35 seconds
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Former BTE Champion Charlie Ramone

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.
7/8/202138 minutes, 28 seconds
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All Ego Ethan Page

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.
7/1/202142 minutes, 31 seconds
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QT Marshall

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.
6/24/202145 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Bunny

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.
6/17/202140 minutes, 9 seconds
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Live At FanFest with Kenny Omega, Abadon, and Ten & Negative One

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.
6/10/202148 minutes, 7 seconds
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Sandra Gray

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.
6/3/202139 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews Double or Nothing 2021

“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.
5/27/202155 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tay Conti

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.
5/20/202143 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mikey Rukus

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.
5/13/202144 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Return of Kris Statlander

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.
5/6/202137 minutes, 3 seconds
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Jerry Lynn

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.
4/29/202143 minutes, 48 seconds
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Christian Cage

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.
4/22/202141 minutes, 45 seconds
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Chaos Project

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.
4/15/202141 minutes, 50 seconds
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Frankie Kazarian

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.
4/8/202146 minutes, 32 seconds
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Varsity Blonds

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.
4/1/202141 minutes, 43 seconds
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Thunder Rosa

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.
3/25/202143 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dark Order's Evil Uno & Stu Grayson

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.
3/18/202146 minutes, 12 seconds
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Christopher Daniels

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.
3/11/202151 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews Revolution 2021

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.
3/4/202143 minutes, 16 seconds
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Red Velvet

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.
2/25/202146 minutes, 42 seconds
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Vickie Guerrero

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.
2/18/202144 minutes, 8 seconds
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Matt Sydal

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.
2/11/202144 minutes, 55 seconds
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Scorpio Sky

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.
2/4/202142 minutes, 29 seconds
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Amanda Huber

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.
1/28/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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Powerhouse Will Hobbs

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.
1/21/202139 minutes, 28 seconds
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Serena Deeb

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.
1/14/202142 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tony Schiavone

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.
1/7/202151 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mr. Brodie Lee - ENCORE Presentation

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.
12/31/202054 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sting

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.
12/24/202045 minutes, 1 second
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Jurassic Express

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.
12/17/202043 minutes, 56 seconds
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Dark Order's John Silver & Alex Reynolds

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.
12/10/202046 minutes, 28 seconds
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Wardlow

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.
12/3/202042 minutes, 17 seconds
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Anna Jay

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.
11/26/202037 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jade Cargill

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.
11/19/202035 minutes, 48 seconds
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Cody Rhodes

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.
11/12/202042 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews Full Gear 2020

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.
11/5/202045 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mr. Brodie Lee

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.
10/26/202050 minutes, 43 seconds
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Leva Bates

“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.
10/22/202050 minutes, 39 seconds
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FTR

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.
10/15/202052 minutes, 12 seconds
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Hikaru Shida, Mr. Brodie Lee, FTR, and Jon Moxley - the Dynamite Anniversary Special

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.
10/8/202046 minutes, 17 seconds
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Miro

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.
10/1/202055 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Butcher and The Blade

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.
9/24/202056 minutes, 58 seconds
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Best Friends and Orange Cassidy

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/unrestrictedpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/17/202046 minutes, 44 seconds
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Eddie Kingston

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.
9/10/202043 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tony Khan Previews All Out 2020

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.
9/3/202050 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ricky Starks

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/unrestrictedpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/27/202048 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sammy Guevara

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.
8/20/202049 minutes, 25 seconds
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AEW Unrivaled Action Figures with Jeremy Padawer of Jazwares

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.
8/13/202045 minutes, 19 seconds
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Private Party's Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy

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.
8/6/202036 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sonny Kiss

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.
7/30/202043 minutes, 27 seconds
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Big Swole

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.
7/23/202046 minutes, 27 seconds
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Colt Cabana

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.
7/16/202049 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nyla Rose

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.
7/9/202048 minutes, 23 seconds
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Brian Cage

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.
7/2/202052 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tony Khan Fyter Fest Preview

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.
6/25/202041 minutes, 9 seconds
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Shawn Spears

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.
6/18/202047 minutes, 32 seconds
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Kris Statlander

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.
6/11/202052 minutes, 56 seconds
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Hangman Adam Page

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.
6/4/202042 minutes, 12 seconds
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Darby Allin

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.
5/28/202045 minutes, 45 seconds
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Dr. Britt Baker DMD

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.
5/21/202044 minutes, 56 seconds
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Excalibur

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.
5/14/202048 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tony Khan Talks Production During A Pandemic

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.
5/6/202059 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ref Aubrey Edwards

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.
4/30/202043 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dean Malenko

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.
4/23/202040 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dustin Rhodes

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.
4/16/202047 minutes, 2 seconds
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Taz

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.
4/9/202054 minutes, 25 seconds
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Brandi Rhodes

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.
4/2/202037 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Young Bucks

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.
3/26/202048 minutes, 57 seconds
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Billy Gunn

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.
3/19/202046 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tony Khan

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.
3/12/202053 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jim Ross

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.
3/5/202043 minutes, 39 seconds
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The American Nightmare Cody

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.
2/27/202051 minutes, 53 seconds
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Jon Moxley

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.
2/20/202054 minutes, 52 seconds