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Episode 26: Kari Williams

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #26 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is longtime wrestling reporter and Slam Wrestling contributor Kari Williams!

Kari was kind enough to share her experiences as a writer, the deep interest she took in the history of St. Louis wrestling, and the friendship she enjoyed with Larry Matysik!

It’s a meeting of wrestling scribes this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 25: Evan Ginzburg

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #25 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

For this special 25th episode, my guest is writer/producer/director/host/superfan Evan Ginzburg!

Evan might be best known as the associate producer of Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, but he’s also been passionate about the wrestling business since discovering the WWWF as a kid in the early ’70s, and we talk about it all!

Two opinionated New Yorkers sharing their outspoken opinions this week on the 25th edition of Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 24: Bradley Craig

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #24 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is UK wrestling historian Bradley Craig!

Brad is the man behind the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame for Scotland, and a preserver of Scottish wrestling history in general! Plus, he’s an encyclopedia of general wrestling knowledge and a fellow devoted early ’90s WCW disciple!

You take the high road, and I’ll take the low road… and both lead to this week’s Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 23: Craig Peters

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #23 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is the legendary Pro Wrestling Illustrated editor and photographer Craig Peters!

Craig was witness to so much history, from shooting the iconic image of Jimmy Snuka on top of the cage at MSG, to being in the hotel room with Andy Kaufman and Jerry Lawler before their Letterman appearance, and much more!

Take a look through the historic lens of Craig Peters this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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…

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

Episode 17: Bryan Greenberg

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #17 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is Bryan Greenberg, co-producer of the vintage Detroit wrestling mockumentary, I Like to Hurt People!

We talk the making of the classic cult movie, being around The Sheik and other Detroit wrestling icons, plus Bryan’s efforts to put together a behind-the-scenes sequel!

Learn all about the film that gave Shut Up and Wrestle its beloved theme song…

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