Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 115: Whipdog & Mr. Joe Walker

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #115 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by DeSean “Whipdog” Whipple and Mr. Joe Walker of the Wrestling Heroes and Insiders Podcast!

It’s an in-depth three-man panel talking about everything from the ins and outs of wrestling journalism, to hip-hop and wrestling connections, to the legacy of Hulk Hogan, and more.

Jay-Z big times WWE, John Cena meets Method Man, Brian stays at the Hulkster’s house, and many other stories!

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

Episode 114: WWE Employee Roundtable

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #114 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

In honor of WrestleMania week, and in light of recent discussions of WWE corporate culture, Brian has put together a roundtable of former WWE employees.

Brian and his guests, former head of security Jimmy Noonan, former creative director Deb Jaswaye, and former WWE.com web editor Lou DiPietro, engage in a frank, nuanced discussion of what it was like to work inside the WWE machine.

It’s a complex, in-depth discussion and an emotional rollercoaster you won’t want to miss.

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

Episode 113: Kris P. Lettuce

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #113 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by vintage wrestling footage curator extraordinaire, Kris P. Lettuce!

The proprietor of Armstrong Alley on YouTube and the keeper of the best wrestling Google Drive in existence, the elusive Mr. Lettuce joins Brian for a discussion about wrestling past and present, and how having access to so much historical footage provides such a unique perspective on modern wrestling.

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

Episode 112: Mike Rodgers

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #112 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by Portland Wrestling historian, Mike Rodgers!

Recipient of the 2019 Jim Melby Award from the Cauliflower Alley Club, Mike is the author of such books as The Encyclopedia of Portland Wrestlers, Katie Bar the Door, and others, and stops by this week for an in-depth discussion of growing up with wrestling in the Pacific Northwest, and the many stars who made it special.

It’s a trip to Don Owen territory, this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 111: Colin Hunter

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #111 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by Colin Hunter, the man behind Kayfabe News!

Colin has also spent time as a wrestling referee, and created the documentary, The Ref Didn’t See It. We chat about everything from the importance of good refs to his hilarious work on Kayfabe News, as well as lots of other stuff like Shakespeare and quantum physics…

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

Episode 110: Mike Sempervive Remembers Ole Anderson

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #110 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined once again by Mike Sempervive to remember the life, career and legacy of Ole Anderson.

Mike has done extension work commemorating the legacy of Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast and elsewhere, and he and Brian delve deep into the importance and contributions of one of pro wrestling’s most memorable and often polarizing figures.

“It will never be over!”

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

Episode 109: Melissa Costabile

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #109 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by his former WWE Publications colleague Melissa Costabile for a trip back to Titan Tower!

Melissa has loads of amusing tales and anecdotes from her days in Stamford, so listen in as she and Brian take a look back at working for the McMahons, popping up on Monday Night Raw, and navigating the strange waters of WWE.

Vince rides his motorcycle, Shane vs. Stephanie, Benoit takes a nap, Stone Cold cracks up, plus much more…

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

Episode 108: Steve Johnson

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #108 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by longtime pro wrestling journalist, author and historian, Steve Johnson!

Listen in for a conversation on the inner workings of the craft of writing wrestling books, not to mention a dip into history that covers everything from the psychology of Jim Londos to the rise and fall of the territory system and all points in between.

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

Episode 107: Kristen Ashly

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #107 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by fellow Pro Wrestling Illustrated contributor and advocate of women’s wrestling, Kristen Ashly!

Join us for a look at wrestling past and present, and where women have fit into that equation. From Fabulous Moolah to Rhea Ripley, Brian and Kristen cover it all!

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

Episode 106: Jon Langmead

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #106 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by Jon Langmead, author of BALLYHOO: THE ROUGHHOUSERS, CON ARTISTS AND WILD MEN WHO INVENTED PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING!

It’s a deep dive into early 20th history wrestling history, including Jim Londos, Jack Curley, Joe Stecher, Strangler Lewis, Frank Gotch, George Hackenschmidt, Toots Mondt and many more!

Wax up your handlebar mustache and give it a listen!

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