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RECAP AND REVIEW: Why It Ended with Jake Roberts, part 2: Honky Tonk Man, Andre the Giant, bringing his wife on the road, the blindfold match with Rick Martel, signing with WCW, the Curtain Call

February 7, 2019

Why It Ended – Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, part 2 (Ep. 49) Release Date: 1/29/19 Recap by: Jeff Rush, PWPodcasts Assistant Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD We start out with Jake talking about his health issues, working out (he still does DDP Yoga), and being a grandfather. Jake’s talking about his oldest daughter who had been misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis […]

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RECAP AND REVIEW: Why It Ended with Jake “The Snake” Roberts on the story behind the first DDT, why his program with Hulk Hogan was cancelled, what he hated about working in WWE, the superstar he helped create

February 1, 2019

Why It Ended – Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts Release Date: 01/22/19 Running time: 1:17 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD On today’s show, Robert and Matt welcome Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts. -Jake is spending time with his sons and their families. He is getting ready to move from Vegas to Texas to be closer to his grandkids. He […]

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RECAP AND REVIEW: Why It Ended with Aron Stevens on who he owes his career to, the advice Dusty Rhodes had for his character, thoughts on losing his Money in the Bank Briefcase cash in attempt, his brief TNA run, if he plans to wrestle again

January 19, 2019

Written Podcast Recap: Why It Ended – Aron Stevens Release Date: 01/09/19 Running time: 1:14 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD On today’s show will be Aron Stevens formerly known as Damien Sandow whose departure from the WWE was unexpected Getting Into The Business Aron started training in 1998 as a sophomore in high school after finagling his […]

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RECAP AND REVIEW: Why It Ended with Ahmed Johnson on why he didn’t get a title match against Shawn Michaels, the tipping point of his career, his reputation for being dangerous in the ring, anger towards the Kliq

January 3, 2019

Why It Ended – Ahmed Johnson Release Date: 12/25/18 Running time: 1:12 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Robbie and Matt welcome Ahmed Johnson to the show. Early Life Ahmed was born in Indiana and raised in Florida. He had a rough upbringing. When he was younger, he watched a little wrestling but wasn’t a die hard fan […]

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RECAP AND REVIEW: Why It Ended with Chris Masters on the wrestler who came up with the Masterpiece gimmick, why OVW wrestlers wanted to go to Raw instead of SmackDown, Triple H insulting him on-air, why he left Impact

December 13, 2018

Why It Ended – Chris Masters Release Date: 12/04/18 Running time: 1:03 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Matt and Robbie welcome Chris Masters to the show. He was recently travelling in the UK and India. 5 or 6 years ago, So Cal Val told Robbie that she met Chris at a Raw and they went out on […]

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QUICK RECAP: Why It Ended with Rico Constantino on who convinced him to stay with WWF developmental, the reason Billy Gunn was forced to abandon the Mr. Ass gimmick, his declining health and why he didn’t join the class action lawsuit.

November 5, 2018

Why It Ended – Rico Constantino Release Date: October 31, 2018 Recap by: Caitlin Lavelle DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Why It Ended – Rico Constantino Rico talks about growing up in Las Vegas, watching Big Time Wrestling and attending military school as a diminutive kid (says he was just 82 lbs and 4’11” as a freshman, graduated at 119 lbs, […]

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RUSH’S TAKE: Three surprising names mentioned in Jimmy Jacob’s interview on Why It Ended and what they mean

June 7, 2018

This week’s episode of Why It Ended with Robbie E featured former WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs. Contrary to the podcasts title, the interviews on this show are actually in-depth career retrospectives that walk us through the lives of the subject, from the time they first realized they were wrestling fans, through their careers, to what they’re doing today. Of course, […]

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36 Things We Learned about Simon Gotch on Why It Ended – How he stood out at his WWE tryout, Aiden English, Enzo Amore, Sin Cara, who told him he should quit

May 24, 2018

Simon Gotch was the guest on this week’s episode of Why It Ended with Robbie E. The following items were revealed over the course of the conversation and appear in chronological order: 1. Simon began watching wrestling around the age of 3. This was in 1985-86. His favorites growing up were the British Bulldogs and the Hart Foundation. 2. It […]