Tag Archives: Classic Wrestling

Episode 53: Attila Khan

Hello wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #53 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My guest this week is veteran independent wrestler Dennis McHawes, better known in the ring as Attila Khan! Dennis was a protege of Harley Race, hung out with Pat O’Connor when he was a kid, got the rub from Sgt. Slaughter, and has loads of other stories from his quarter-century in the business!

It’s a conversation with the man behind the fearsome Attila Khan, this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 52: Mike Chapman

Hello wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #52 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My guest this week is noted historian and the world’s leading authority on Frank Gotch, Mike Chapman! Mike sits down (in Gotch’s favorite chair) to discuss the Peerless One, plus Hackenschmidt, Stecher, Caddock, Thesz, Hodge and other great shooters, and shares his views on just what was and wasn’t on the level.

It’s a deep dive into the early history of the wrestling business this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 51: Carmine DeSpirito

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #51 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My guest this week is wrestling manager, promoter, magazine editor and Cauliflower Alley Club stalwart Carmine DeSpirito! From the Wrestling Eye days, to a naked Ultimate Warrior, to his friendship with the Fabulous Moolah and so much more, it’s a unique interview you’re certain not to forget!

Throw the language constraints out the window (again) this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 50: The Great Brian Last

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for the 50th episode of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

For this very special double-length edition, my guest is none other than the King of the Arcadian Vanguard, the Abbott to Jim Cornette’s Costello–wrestling podcaster, historian and collector extraordinaire, The Great Brian Last!

It’s a rare away mission from the Mothership, this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 49: Mike Foley

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #49 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My guest for the first episode of 2023 is former WWF Senior Creative Director Mike “Don’t Call Me Mick” Foley! Mike was with the company from 1990-2002, and had a hand in many creative decisions, including the “Get the F Out” campaign, the naming of several characters, and the design of the original TitanTron entrance ramp!

It’s the WWF from an artist’s perspective, this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 48: Bill Apter

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #48 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

My guest for the final episode of 2022 is none other than the dean of wrestling journalists himself, Bill Apter! Bill talks about his illustrious history in wrestling media, the early days of the “Apter mags”, WOW Magazine, and more on his 50+ years in and around the biz!

Shut Up and Wrestle heads to “Apter’s Alley” this week!

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

Episode 47: Mike Sempervive

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #47 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week my guest is the co-host of Wrestling Observer Radio, the host of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast, and the voice of The Wrestling News himself, Mike Sempervive!

Listen to two guys who simply can’t shut the hell up about wrestling history on this week’s bonus-length edition of Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 46: Marco Turelli

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #46 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week my guest is former WWE graphic designer, old school wrestling fan, and my longtime friend, Marco Turelli! Marco is one of us, and I think listeners will really dig his memories and perspectives–plus stories of touring Memphis with the King, driving DDP around Stamford, and more!

It’s another WWE Magazine party this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 45: George Napolitano

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #45 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week my guest is legendary wrestling photographer George Napolitano! Fresh from getting put over by The Rock like a million bucks, George graced me with his presence for a great discussion of his more than half a century photographing some of wrestling’s greatest moments!

Shut Up and Wrestle is shooting ringside this week!

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

Episode 44: “Irish” Mickey Doyle

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #44 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week my guest is veteran wrestler of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, “Irish” Mickey Doyle! We talk about making his bones in the old territorial era, working for The Sheik, breaking in Al Snow, plus his biography Everybody Loves Mickey, and a whole lot more!

Shut Up and Wrestle gets a little luck of the Irish this week!

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