Category Archives: Podcast

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.

Episode 101: Steve Gennarelli

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #101 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by devoted old school fan and frequent Stick to Wrestling co-host, Steve Gennarelli!

Join Steve and Brian for a conversation that covers everything from Bruno’s HOF induction, possible heat between Flair and The Sheik, classic magazine covers, the legacy of Gorilla Monsoon and a whole lot more!

Plus, Brian tells the story of his grandfather going to see Primo Carnera wrestle in Brooklyn in the 1940s.

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

Episode 100: Jim Cornette

The epic 100th episode of Shut Up and Wrestle is upon us, and Brian has a guest worthy of that milestone–none other than Jim Cornette!

The Louisville Lip and leader of the Cult of Cornette is here to discuss his years in WWE and OVW, his legendary gift of gab, breaking into the business, and much more, all with the tact and restraint for which he’s so well known.

Who are we kidding? Jim eviscerates and dissects at will with his acerbic, rapier-like wit, as always. You don’t dare miss this one.

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

Episode 99: Jayce Naccarato

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #99 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by Arcadian Vanguard editor and producer, Jayce Naccarato!

Jayce shares his interesting perspectives on becoming a fan in the early 2000s, discovering wrestling history, the merits and pitfalls of the “dirtsheets”, the frustrations of so-called “Best Of” lists, “not getting” Hulk Hogan and so much more.

Just please don’t call him Jay Sharknado.

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

Episode 98: Steve Dworkin

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #98 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by 65-year wrestling fan and former USA Network engineer Steve Dworkin!

From Haystacks Calhoun to Triple H, Steve has encountered countless stars over the years, and shares many of his priceless stories! It’s a unique perspective from a lifelong wrestling aficionado!

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

Episode 97: Dave LaGreca

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #97 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by the host of SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio, Dave LaGreca!

Brian and Dave talk about their early wrestling fandom in the Northeast back in the ’80s and ’90s, wrestling radio call-in shows, the pitfalls of wrestling tribalism, and a whole lot more!

It’s the New York-New Jersey connection–loud and opinionated, just like we like it.

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

Episode 96: Wrestling Observer HOF Episode w/ Mike Sempervive, Part 2

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #96 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, it’s the second and final part of my in-depth discussion of the 2023 Observer Hall of Fame ballot, with the returning Mike Sempervive!

We had such a great time getting into the weeds with this, so it just had to be a two-parter! We take a look at Bobby Davis, Roy Welch, June Byers, Sgt. Slaughter, Wild Bull Curry, Goldberg and so many other of this year’s candidates!

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