Episode 125: Vandal Drummond Returns

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for the 125th episode of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

Argentina’s bizarre and wonderful Titanes en el Ring! The wild and wacky world of wrestling in Southern California! The beautiful legacy of classic lucha libre! All that and so much more are on tap as we welcome back the inimitable and unforgettable Vandal Drummond to the show!

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Episode 124: Jaimee Smith-Solomon

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #124 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

What’s it like to be married to someone who won’t shut up about Frank Gotch and Baron Mikel Scicluna? Who uses the Mid-South theme song to lull the baby back to sleep? Find out this week, when Brian sits down for a talk with the best sport of all good sports, his wife Jaimee.

It’s a unique conversation between a wrestling history fanatic and a wife who’s absorbed more about wrestling history through osmosis than any non-wrestling fan should ever have to.

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

Episode 123: WWE Employee Roundtable 2

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #123 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

Join Brian this week for his second roundtable of former WWE employees.

Johnny “Photo” Giamundo, former head photographer; Melissa Costabile of Publications; and Dave Barry of Creative Services sit down to discuss their unique memories and perspectives on life in Titan Tower, and on the road!

This one’s got more inside WWE stories than you can shake a stick at, so pull up a chair and take a listen!

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Episode 122: David Penzer

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #122 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by legendary ring announcer, David Penzer!

David has a new book out about his years in WCW, Sitting Ringside. He talks about that, plus growing up on Florida and Georgia wrestling, the ill-fated WWF/WCW invasion, meeting Howard Finkel, Dusty and the Assassin, Buff Bagwell and more!

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Episode 121: From the Archives – Rowdy Roddy Piper, Part 2

“Why am I still alive? A question I ask myself a lot… God takes care of fools and babies.”

We go back into the archives this week for part 2 of Brian’s July 2006 interview with Roddy Piper!

Turn back the clock and hear Roddy talk about the infamous Lord Alfred Hayes rib, the making of They Live, his many fallen comrades, Hulk Hogan’s acting chops, the time he and Ric Flair got stuck in Santo Domingo, and much more.

It’s Brian’s personal favorite interview from his seven years with WWE, and he’s excited and proud to finally share it in its entirety.

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Episode 120: From the Archives – Rowdy Roddy Piper, Part 1

“If you have any creativity in you, and you have enough balls, there’s nothing that you can’t do in that squared circle… And that’s freedom.”

In the summer of 2006, Brian went to a warehouse in Utica, New York and spent two hours interviewing Roddy Piper. We go back into the archives this week for part one of that interview!

Listen to Roddy as he expounds on the psychology of being a heel, talks about the time Jonny Fairplay tried to kill him, remembers the infamous MSG bagpipes rib, and so much more.

And be sure to come back next week for part two!

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

Episode 119: Brad Balukjian

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #119 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with @BrianRSolomon!

This week, Brian is joined by Brad Balukjian, author of The Six Pack: On the Open Road in Search of WrestleMania!

Brad discusses his interesting new book on the early years of Vince McMahon’s WWF and the wrestlers who took part in it–plus Brian even shares a few memorable stories of his own time working behind the scenes for Vince.

Another amazing look behind the curtain this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 118: Lou Kipilman

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #118 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by Arcadian Vanguard’s very own Lou Kipilman!

Join Brian and Lou for a conversation that wanders everywhere. Hollywood voiceover legends! San Francisco wrestling history! NWA World Champion Harley Race in the WWF! Samoans! The WWE photo archive! You name it…

We’re graced by the dulcet tones of Sweet Lou this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 117: Matt Farmer

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #117 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by the accomplished wrestling promoter and historian, Matt Farmer!

Join Brian and Matt for a discussion of old school vs. new school, WWF vs. NWA, the life of a wrestling researcher, Singapore, the Caribbean and a whole lot more.

Late night WCW, curtain-jerkers, Road Warriors vs. LOD, Gorilla Monsoon’s lost matches, the different versions of Ric Flair–it’s all here this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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Episode 116: Candace Cordelia

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #116 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by wrestling reporter and interviewer, Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s own Candace Cordelia!

Join Brian and Candace for a discussion of PWI, wrestling reality shows, women’s wrestling, early 2000s fandom, life on the red carpet and a whole lot more.

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