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.

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Episode 64: Mary Fries

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #64 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is Mary Fries, daughter of “The Wild Bull of the Pampas”, Pampero Firpo! Mary has some wonderful memories of her legendary father, as well as stories about his glory days and what it was like to be raised by one of pro wrestling’s most notorious and beloved wild men.

Who still remembers Pampero Firpo? Shut Up and Wrestle does!

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Episode 63: Mike Clark

Hello wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #63 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My guest this week is Mike Clark, who went from a fan in the ’80s to working in the Jack Tunney Toronto office during the WWF’s expansion. Mike’s got so many great stories from the glory days of the WWF, plus we give our thoughts on the current state of the mainstream and indie business.

Shut Up and Wrestle goes back to the ’80s this week!

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Episode 62: Phil Schneider

Hello wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #62 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My guest this week is writer and podcaster Phil Schneider of TheRinger.com and The Way of the Blade book and podcast! Phil is a wealth of information, and it was a blast talking with him about old school tape trading, wrestling violence, and everything we love so much about vintage rasslin.

It’s a bloody good time this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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Episode 61: Ken Patera

Hello wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #61 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My very special guest this week is legend, Olympian, and one of the greatest heels of all time, the one and only Ken Patera. We get into everything from working with Gorilla Monsoon, to Andy Kaufman in Memphis, being IC champ, the Super Bowl of Wrestling and much more–all with Ken’s uniquely salty perspective.

The language restrictions are off this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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Episode 60: Michael Cavacini

Hello wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #60 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My guest this week is historian and writer Michael Cavacini, author of an upcoming book on the history of TNA/Impact Wrestling! Michael and I take a deep dive into the state of pro wrestling at the turn of the 21st century, and the rise of what was once the industry’s number-two wrestling company.

Shut Up and Wrestle heads into the Impact Zone this week!

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Episode 59: AT Huck

Hello wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #59 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My guest this week is long-time Michigan referee, promoter and fan, AT Huck! Join us as we travel back to the glory days of Detroit’s Big Time Wrestling for some raucous memories, as well as the time Huck refereed the last match between Bobo Brazil and The Sheik, and much more!

It’s classic Motor City mayhem, this week on Shut Up and Wrestle.

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Episode 58: Tom Fleming

Hello wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #58 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

Razor Ramon. Kane. Papa Shango. Crush. Adam Bomb. 1-2-3 Kid. Tatanka. If you remember these WWF Superstars of the 1990s, then you’ve seen the work of my guest this week, Tom Fleming! Tom was an artist and illustrator for the WWF for years, and came on this week to talk about his unforgettable design work.

All that–plus some bonus comic book talk!–this week on Shut Up and Wrestle.

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

Episode 57: Mark James

Hello wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #57 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, we’re remembering the life and legacy of Jerry Jarrett, with Memphis wrestling historian and Jerry Jarrett biographer Mark James. It’s a conversation about the man behind one of the hottest territories of all time, and you won’t want to miss it.

A tribute to one of the greatest bookers and promoters in wrestling history, this week on Shut Up and Wrestle.

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Episode 56: Marcus “Buff” Bagwell

Hello wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #56 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My special guest this week is one of the most recognizable and accomplished WCW stars of the 1990s, Marcus “Buff” Bagwell! We had a great and candid conversation about his decade in Atlanta, as well as his ill-fated stint with the WWF at the very beginning of the WCW invasion!

Find out why Buff is still the stuff, this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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