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Episode 91: Jamie Hemmings

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #91 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by wrestling journalist and Slam Wrestling contributor Jamie Hemmings!

Join Brian and Jamie for a discussion of wrestling journalism, the joy of magazines, and the evolution of women’s wrestling, plus our hot takes on why the Attitude Era wasn’t so great, and more!

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

Episode 90: Gary Michael Cappetta

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #90 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

The following podcast is set for one fall, with a one-hour time limit!

This week, Brian is joined by legendary ring announcer, Gary Michael Cappetta! Gary shares with Brian the story of growing up a wrestling fan and then getting to become a part of the show in the WWF, AWA and WCW over the course of an illustrious career.

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

Episode 89: Harry Burkett

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #89 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by Pro Wrestling Illustrated Senior Writer, Harry Burkett!

Join Brian and Harry for a discussion of the nostalgia of wrestling magazines (which may even include a bit about apartment wrestling), as well as the glories of WWF Championship Wrestling, and a whole lot more.

We go back to the newsstand this week on Shut Up and Wrestle!

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

Episode 88: Tim Hornbaker

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #88 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by accomplished wrestling historian and author Tim Hornbaker!

Brian and Tim discuss Tim’s new book, The Last Real World Champion: The Legacy of “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, plus Tim’s other books and his incredible contributions to researching, preserving and making sense of pro wrestling history.

Learn all about what it’s like to cover the history of this crazy business, this week on Shut Up and Wrestle.

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

Episode 87: Robert Bledsoe

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #87 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by former WWF and Raw Magazine writer Robert Bledsoe!

Robert shares lots of memorable stories, including visiting The Hardys’ North Carolina compound and his encounters with the McMahons, plus learn how he blew up the WWF’s relationship with The Opie & Anthony Show!

Anyway, Robert’s departure from the WWF opened the door for Brian to be a magazine writer, so he owes him.

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

Episode 86: Scott Cornish

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #86 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by noted wrestling humorist and longtime fan Scott Cornish!

Join Brian and Scott for a fascinating and funny discussion of wrestling fandom, meeting your heroes, plus the nature of celebrity, and other weighty topics involving everyone from Ronnie Garvin to Ernest Borgnine. And we just may have gotten Scott to do a bit of his Boogie Woogie Man impression…

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

Episode 85: Meghan Baker Kelly

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #85 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by Meghan Baker Kelly, daughter of the one and only Ox Baker!

Meghan shares memories of her unforgettable dad, including his famous appearance on The Price Is Right, his work in Escape from New York, the dreaded heart punch, and more!

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

Episode 84: Kenny McIntosh

Hello, wrestling fans! It’s time for Episode #84 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon!

This week, Brian is joined by Kenny McIntosh, the man behind the Inside the Ropes phenomenon!

Join Brian and Kenny for a discussion of UK wrestling, the exploits of WCW and the WWF in Europe, and a whole lot more. Plus, Kenny can’t resist turning the tables and interviewing Brian just a little bit, as well!

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

Episode 83: From the Archives – Terry Funk

“Back then, wrestling was wrestling. And nobody proclaimed it bullshit. It was real.”

In honor of the passing of the great Terry Funk, we go back into the Brian R. Solomon archives this week for an interview Brian did with the Hardcore Icon while working on his biography of The Sheik in 2019.

Terry shares his opinions and memories on the Arabian Madman, as well as Hulk Hogan, WWE, hardcore wrestling, his family, and more. Plus, Brian shares his own thoughts on Funk’s legacy, as well as his own memories of interacting over the years with wrestling’s true desperado.

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

Episode 79: Jessica Solt

Hello, humanoids! It’s time for Episode #79 of Shut Up and Wrestle, with Brian R. Solomon, and his guest Jessica Solt, daughter of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan!

Pull up a seat, ham n’ eggers, and listen to Jessica talk all about her legendary, beloved and brilliant dad. From his early years in the AWA, to his WWF heyday, to the dark WCW times and more, we get to all of it in this candid and loving look back at the Weasel himself.

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