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Episode 11: Rob Van Dam

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #11 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my very special guest is The Whole F’n Show himself, Rob Van Dam!

Rob was kind enough to write the foreword to my now-available biography of The Original Sheik, Blood and Fire, and we chat all about his time training with The Sheik, as well as his experiences as a young fan and a rookie in the business!

Listen in on my convo with one of the greatest to ever do it!

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

Episode 10: Dave Dynasty

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #10 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week I head out to Indianapolis to talk to podcaster, historian and Indy wrestling expert Dave Dynasty!

We get into the history of the WWA, and of course The World’s Most Dangerous Wrestler, Dick the Bruiser–not to mention his biggest fan, David Letterman!

Take a listen as I chat with The World’s Most Dangerous Podcaster!

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

Episode 9: Bertrand Hebert

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #9 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, my guest is historian, writer, and biographer Bertrand Hebert!

We talk about his work on Andre the Giant, Pat Patterson, Mad Dog Vachon and Montreal wrestling history in general!

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

Episode 8: Debra Jaswaye

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #8 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

In the first in a series of conversations with my fellow Titan Tower corporate employees, my guest is Debra Jaswaye, a former WWE Creative Director!

From coming up with Chyna’s name, to designing those awesome Royal Rumble collage posters, to catching the eye of Classy Freddie Blassie, she’s got some stories to tell!

This is the kind of stuff only we former Titan troopers can share!

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

Episode 7: Dr. Tom Prichard

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #7 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This time, my guest is a mentor and trainer to some of the greatest of all time, and a legend in his own right, Dr. Tom Prichard!

Dr. Tom has been involved in the business since the 1970s and has seen it all from Paul Boesch and Jack Brisco to The Rock and John Cena!

Spend an hour with the Doctor of Desire!

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

Episode 6: Jeff Walton

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #6 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This time, my guest is one of the true luminaries of Southern California wrestling, Jeff Walton!

Jeff saw it all while working for the LeBell office in Los Angeles, and has a unique insight into the days of territorial wrestling that you’re sure to enjoy!

From the Blassie days to Vince’s invasion and much more, it’s all here!

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

Episode 4: “Supermouth” Dave Drason

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #4 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This time, my guest is Detroit wrestling historian, photographer and the last manager of The Sheik, Dave Burzynski—aka “Supermouth” Dave Drason!

Dave was vital to putting together my upcoming biography of The Sheik, Blood and Fire; and just as he shared his amazing stories and recollections with me for the book, he’s now sharing them with me for the podcast!

Take a listen now, or we’ll have to track you down with a well-placed fireball to the face!

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

Episode 3: Keith Elliott Greenberg

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #3 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This one is very special to me, as my guest is someone I’ve known and worked with for 22 years, and whose work I’ve known for much longer than that: Keith Elliott Greenberg. You may know him from the pages of WWF/WWE/Raw Magazine, etc.; his best-selling biographies of Freddie Blassie, Superstar Billy Graham and Ric Flair; or his most recent book, Too Sweet: Inside the Indie Wrestling Revolution. Trust me, this is one you won’t want to miss!

Listen in as I catch up with an old friend and fellow old-school wrestling fanatic!

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

Episode 2: Blue Meanie

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

This time, my guest is the ECW icon and lifelong wrestling fan Brian Heffron, better known as The Blue Meanie! Can’t talk to the Meanie without touching on the Land of Extreme and how he rose to fame there, but we actually spend most of our time talking about his years as a fan following the WWF and NWA, and dreaming of one day being part of the action.

Today, Shut Up and Wrestle, like Pepperland, goes BLUE!

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Episode 1: Stu Saks

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s the long-awaited first episode of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

To kick things off, I had a chance to have a long chat with the legendary (and elusive) long-time publisher of Pro Wrestling Illustrated and it’s sister magazines, Stu Saks!

I’m glad Stu took some time out from his much-deserved retirement to look back on his career and just being a fan. If you were into those old-school magazines, you’re gonna love this glimpse behind the scenes of what made it all tick. Plus, Stu shares a bunch of stories of his early years as a fan, including being at MSG the night Bruno lost the title to Koloff (yes, you could hear a pin drop.)

I couldn’t ask for a better first guest, and I hope you’ll agree!

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