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Episode 74: Davey O’Hannon

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #74 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is beloved WWF journeyman, “Irish” Davey O’Hannon! Davey was gracious enough to share some of his priceless stories of getting into the business and being around some of the all-time legends, not only in the WWF, but in Amarillo, Central States, the Maritimes and more!

Riding with Bruno and Gorilla! Punching out Dr. Jerry Graham! Bullshitting Bob Geigel! Getting pointers from Don Jardine! All that and more, this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 73: Tim Keenan

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #73 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is wrestling author and historian Tim Keenan. Tim was the co-author of Everybody Loves Mickey: The Life and Times of Irish Mickey Doyle, and is here to talk about that, his planned biography of Ernie Roth, Detroit Big Time Wrestling, and a whole lot more!

Everybody Loves Mickey, and Everybody Loves Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 72: Abraham Josephine Riesman

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #71 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is Abraham Josephine Riesman, author of the brand-new book, Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America. It’s a fascinating look into the history and psyche of the most important and polarizing figure in pro wrestling history, including his all-important relationship with his father.

There should be no chance in hell that you miss this one!

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

Episode 71: Kurt Fuller and James Roday Rodriguez

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #71 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my special guests are the great character actor Kurt Fuller and actor/director/producer James Roday Rodriguez. Both were gracious enough to talk about their brushes with the world of wrestling, including Kurt’s unforgettable role as the evil Brell in No Holds Barred.

Plus, they discussed their participation in the new wrestling-themed play, Masters of Puppets, playing at the Legacy Theatre in Branford, CT through Sunday!

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

Episode 70: George Schire

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #70 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is accomplished wrestling historian and long-time old school wrestling fan, George Schire! George grew up on the classic AWA of the ’60s and ’70s, but we also get to so much more in this wonderful tribute to being a wrestling fan in the glorious days of the territories.

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

Episode 69: Howard Baum Remembers Superstar Billy Graham

This week, wrestling photographer and raconteur Howard Baum returns to the show to help me pay tribute to the legacy of the great Superstar Billy Graham, whom we lost last week. The Superstar was a one-of-a-kind talent and a once-in-a-lifetime game-changer, and we do our best to do justice to what he meant to the business.

Join us this week for a reflection on perfection!

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

Episode 68: Pat Laprade

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #68 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is French-Canadian wrestling historian, writer and producer, Pat Laprade! Tune in for a fascinating conversation on the history of Quebec wrestling, Lou Thesz/Edouard Carpentier, Pat’s upcoming Dino Bravo book with Bertrand Herbert, and a whole lot more!

Ne manquez pas le Shut Up and Wrestle de cette semaine!

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

Episode 67: Steve Anderson

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #67 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is podcaster and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan biographer, Steve Anderson! Steve opens up about his time spent with the Brain, the chemistry with Gorilla, and lots more about one of pro wrestling’s most beloved figures of all time.

It’s weasel time this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 66: Jonard Solie

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #66 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is Jonard Solie, son of the Dean of Wrestling Announcers, Gordon Solie! Jonard talks with me all about his dad’s awe-inspiring legacy as the voice of wrestling for several generations of fans, as well as his own participation in the Lou Thesz/George Tragos Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa.

Shut Up and Wrestle heads to the Sunshine State this week!

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

Episode 65: Bob Smith

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #65 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is Bob Smith, former writer for Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Inside Wrestling, and The Wrestler! We talked at length about his time in the world of London Publishing, as well as growing up wrestling fans and getting to live the dream.

He’s a man with a very ordinary name, but a very extraordinary story! Take a listen.

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