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Episode 16: Manny Fernandez

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #16 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is a true legend of 1980s wrestling, “The Raging Bull” Manny Fernandez!

One of the toughest dudes in the business, Manny has seen and done it all, in Florida, Texas, St. Louis, Puerto Rico, and most notably, in his unforgettable run for Jim Crockett Promotions!

This week, Shut Up and Wrestle locks horns with the Raging Bull!

Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 15: Righteous Reg

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #15 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is Pro Wrestling Illustrated columnist and co-host of the Grapsody podcast on Fightful, Righteous Reg!

We delve into 1990s wrestling, with a little WWF, a little WCW and a lot of ECW! This conversation was so much fun, just great chemistry, and I hope you enjoy it!

Take a trip back to the ’90s this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 14: Steven Bell

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #14 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is Steven Bell, author of Dynamite & Davey: The Explosive Lives of the British Bulldogs!

We take a look back at the amazing and influential careers of one the greatest tag teams of all time, plus a deep dive into UK wrestling history!

It’s a trip across the pond this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 13: Denny Burkholder

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #13 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is longtime wrestling journalist Denny Burkholder!

Denny goes back to the WrestleLine days of the early wrestling internet, and these days makes his home at CBSsports.com!

We look back on what made us want to write about wrestling, when we knew the business was a work, and much more!

Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 12: David Marquez

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #12 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is prolific producer/director/promoter and tormented TV interviewer David Marquez!

Dave and I have a lot of interests in common, and it shows in this funny, insightful and fascinating conversation that goes from vaudeville to wrestling, and beyond!

How do we rate Bugs Bunny as a worker? Listen in and find out!

Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 11: Rob Van Dam

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #11 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my very special guest is The Whole F’n Show himself, Rob Van Dam!

Rob was kind enough to write the foreword to my now-available biography of The Original Sheik, Blood and Fire, and we chat all about his time training with The Sheik, as well as his experiences as a young fan and a rookie in the business!

Listen in on my convo with one of the greatest to ever do it!

Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 10: Dave Dynasty

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #10 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week I head out to Indianapolis to talk to podcaster, historian and Indy wrestling expert Dave Dynasty!

We get into the history of the WWA, and of course The World’s Most Dangerous Wrestler, Dick the Bruiser–not to mention his biggest fan, David Letterman!

Take a listen as I chat with The World’s Most Dangerous Podcaster!

Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 9: Bertrand Hebert

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #9 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is historian, writer, and biographer Bertrand Hebert!

We talk about his work on Andre the Giant, Pat Patterson, Mad Dog Vachon and Montreal wrestling history in general!

Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 8: Debra Jaswaye

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #8 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

In the first in a series of conversations with my fellow Titan Tower corporate employees, my guest is Debra Jaswaye, a former WWE Creative Director!

From coming up with Chyna’s name, to designing those awesome Royal Rumble collage posters, to catching the eye of Classy Freddie Blassie, she’s got some stories to tell!

This is the kind of stuff only we former Titan troopers can share!

Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 7: Dr. Tom Prichard

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #7 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This time, my guest is a mentor and trainer to some of the greatest of all time, and a legend in his own right, Dr. Tom Prichard!

Dr. Tom has been involved in the business since the 1970s and has seen it all from Paul Boesch and Jack Brisco to The Rock and John Cena!

Spend an hour with the Doctor of Desire!

Shut Up and Wrestle is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.