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.

Episode 105: From the Archives – Bruno Sammartino

“Those people were loyal, they believed. I used to get goosebumps, after all those years, because every time I showed my face in the Garden, the whole building would start chanting, ‘Bruno! Bruno!'”

We go back into the Brian R. Solomon archives this week for a 2007 interview Brian did with “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino!

The interview took place on the occasion of the passing of Bruno’s former manager Arnold Skaaland, but Bruno candidly discussed a wide range of topics, including his issues with WWE, the Hall of Fame, the infamous night he lost the title, and much more!

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

Episode 104: Roy Lucier

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #104 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by the most recognizable lucha libre fan in the world, Roy Lucier!

Brian and Roy discuss lucha and its proud traditions and influence on American wrestling, as well as Japanese wrestling, and even good old-fashioned old-school American ‘rasslin!

Head south of the border this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 103: Discussing The Iron Claw w/BJ Colangelo

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #103 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by film critic, film maker and wrestling aficionado BJ Colangelo for a discussion of The Iron Claw!

BJ shares the experience of attending the Iron Claw premiere in Dallas, plus we give our thoughts on the film and its homage to the Von Erich legacy.

It’s a world class episode of Shut Up and Wrestle if ever there was one!

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

Episode 102: Jon Finkel

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #102 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by Jon Finkel, author of the upcoming book, Macho Man: The Untamed, Unbelievable Life of Randy Savage!

It’s a deep dive into the life and career of one of wrestling’s most popular figures, as Brian talks to Jon about his work researching and writing about the one and only Macho Man.

Ride the lightning bolt this week with Shut Up and Wrestle, dig it!

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