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Episode 22: Jonathan Snowden

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #22 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is wrestling/MMA writer and lifelong fan Jonathan Snowden!

Get ready for a conversation that covers everything from Jim Londos and Lou Thesz to Dusty Rhodes and Ken Shamrock! Plus, we talk the craft of writing wrestling biographies, and much more.

A brainy meeting of the wrestling minds this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 21: Mike Fazioli

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #21 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is my old boss Mike Fazioli, former editor of Raw Magazine and WWF/E Magazine!

Between the two of us, there are lots of stories of the behind-the-scenes goings-on while working in the WWE Publications department of the early 2000s, and I think you’re gonna love it!

This week, Shut Up and Wrestle goes back inside Titan Tower!

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Episode 20: Baby Doll

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #20 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my special guest for this special 20th episode is The Perfect 10 herself… Baby Doll!

We talk about what it was like being a part of the golden age of Crockett Promotions, her time growing up in the business in Texas, and much more!

Before Sable, before Sunny, before Elizabeth, there was Baby Doll!

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Episode 19: Howard Baum

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #19 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is longtime wrestling photographer and general raconteur, Howard Baum!

We talk his amazing misadventures in the glory days of territorial wrestling, plus take a deep dive into the finer points of wrestling psychology!

This is a hilarious, one-of-a-kind, stream-of-consciousness extravaganza you will not want to miss!

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

Episode 18: Kevin McElvaney

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #18 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is Kevin McElvaney, editor-in-chief of Pro Wrestling Illustrated!

We talk his stewardship of that iconic wrestling magazine, as well as growing up a wrestling fan, and living the dream!

From dubbing VHS tapes to (allegedly) pirating PPV, it’s all here…

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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.