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Bischoff on Wrestling

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff on Bash at the Beach 2000 – Russo’s infamous shoot promo, Hogan’s reaction, the original plan, Bischoff’s theory on “dirt sheets”

May 24, 2018

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff – Bash at the Beach 2000 Release Date: 05/20/2018 Recap By: Jeff Rush DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD “Vince Russo is… a very likable guy. You (Conrad) like him because you don’t really know him, and I felt the same way. I was like ‘You know, this guy’s pretty cool.’ He’s got that blue collar, New York, […]

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RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle on The Big Boss Man – his series of matches with Hulk Hogan, where the Pepper/Al Snow idea came from, the major spot he missed with Steve Austin, canceled taser angle, feud with Nailz (Ep. 99)

May 19, 2018

Something to Wrestle – The Big Boss Man – Episode 99 Release Date: May 4, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachhala DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Background HBK on the network show was discussed – the WWE liked this show the most which surprised Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson.  BP plugged some of the external work outside the podcasts which he is […]

Bischoff on Wrestling

RECAP AND REVIEW: 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff on Bret Hart – Rumors of being “the third man,” why Bret was originally brought in, Starrcade ’97, Dean Malenko, losing $5M per month, Goldberg, plans with Hogan, and more (Ep. 03)

May 18, 2018

  83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff Release Date: 05/13/2018 Recap By: Jeff Rush DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD ”I’m going to try really hard not to be too disrespectful to Bret, because there’s a lot of things about Bret I do respect. I respect the fact that he made a great living and a career, and made a lot of money in a […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Unforgiven ’98 – how to set up an Inferno Match, the name X-Pac wanted to use in the WWF, the WCW star who was almost at the show, where did the Attitude Era scratch logo come from? (Ep. 98)

May 10, 2018

Something to Wrestle – Unforgiven 1998 Release Date: April 27, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachhala DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Background WWE show is now number two behind on the network only behind Wrestlemania. On the show Conrad Thompson alluded to the rumors of Randy Savage and Stephanie (although without actually spelling it out) indicating that no topic is out of […]

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The Jim Ross Report with Conrad Thompson on how he broke into the podcast world, his three favorite wrestling matches and Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling, J.R. on which wrestler is the future of WWE

May 1, 2018

The Jim Ross Report Release Date: April 25, 2018 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD 0:00 – Intro Jim welcomes everyone to the show and says the ratings for his podcast have been off the charts since he came back. He thanks everyone for their support. On today’s podcast will be Conrad Thompson who J.R interviewed a few […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle on Rob Van Dam – how Paul Heyman may have manipulated RVD, why the ECW/WWF relationship fell apart, who Van Dam refused to job to in ’97, why he didn’t get along with Chris Jericho (Ep. 97)

April 30, 2018

Something to Wrestle Release Date: April 20, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachala Intro & their debut in the network Bruce Prichard used to open for Mick Foley when he first started doing his one man show BP and Conrad Thompson talked about their debut show on the network and that their swearing had to be edited out  They are looking […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard on WrestleMania IV – inside the NWA/WWF PPV battle, why the show ran in a casino, why Steamboat-Savage II didn’t happen, Bruno’s exit, Frenchy Martin’s most important contribution to the business and more (Ep. 94)

April 4, 2018

Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard – Episode 94 Recap by: Jeff Rush Air Date: 3/30/18 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD WrestleMania IV Bruce started with the WWF in the summer of 1987, and says Vince already had in his head the main attraction for WrestleMania IV – another Hulk/Andre match. In November of 1987, Bruce first heard of the plan […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

37 Interesting Moments From Something to Wrestle: The First Draft (2002) – original pay-per-view plans, alternate names pitched for “WWE,” wrestlers who tried out for commentary, who was the biggest bust?

April 3, 2018

Something to Wrestle: The First Draft Release Date: March 23, 2018 Recap By: Andrew Soucek, PWPodcasts.com Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Episode 93 of Something to Wrestle focused on the initial brand split and draft from 2002. Bruce and Conrad ran down the genesis of the idea, went into detail on how it was planned out, and discussed a variety […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard on No Way Out 2003: Bringing Goldberg into WWE, setting the stage for WrestleMania XIX, how the wrong one-legged wrestler got hired (Ep. 88)

February 27, 2018

Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard – Episode 88 Recap by: Jeff Rush Air Date: 2/23/18 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Noteworthy Items – Why Goldberg was kept off WrestleMania XIX and saved for the night after. – What wrestler was instrumental in bringing Goldberg in. – What led to a big argument between Bruce and the Rock. – The network […]

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QUICK QUOTES: Bruce Prichard discusses early Raw commentator Rob Bartlett

January 8, 2018

The subject of this week’s episode of Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard is The Creation of and Early Days of Raw. Longtime fans will recall (usually not too positively) Rob Bartlett, who appeared on commentary during Raw’s earliest episodes. Explaining that Vince was looking for someone “topical and funny,” Bruce provided insight on why Rob Bartlett did commentary on […]

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WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: What Happened When on WrestleWar ’92 – why Tony pronounced “The Yeti” so strangely, how Marc Mero got a Little Richard gimmick, could Tony take Buff Bagwell in a shoot fight? (Ep. 41)

November 17, 2017

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN MONDAY WITH TONY SCHIAVONE & CONRAD THOMPSON Episode 41: WrestleWar 1992 Release Date: November 6, 2017 Recap by: Dominic DeAngelo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Top Newsworthy Items: -The void Flair left when leaving WCW -JR’s tension with WCW -The strong-style shooting of the Steiner Brothers vs. Fujinami & Iizuka -The War Games main eventShow Highlights (7:20) Any […]

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WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on The New Age Outlaws: Smoking Gunns, The Roadie, Rockabilly, Degeneration X, invading WCW, what Vince likes to watch on TV (Ep. 72)

November 14, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard-Episode 72 Recap by: Denny Walker Crum Air Date: 11/03/17 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Newsworthy Items: -Rockabilly was originally an idea to get Honky Tonk Man back on TV -Shawn Michaels is credited with the idea of putting The Outlaws together -”Your ass better call somebody” was an homage to Ernie Ladd -Bruce hated working […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on No Mercy 1999: Moolah’s controversial past, Bob Holly wants to be champ, British Bulldog’s lackluster return (Pt. 2) (Ep. 69)

November 5, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard – Episode 69 (Pt. 2)  Recap by: Denny Walker Crum Air Date: 10/13/17 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Link to Part One of recap Newsworthy Items -Fabulous Moolah has quite the controversial past -Bob Holly wanted the WWF Championship, then wanted to “beat everybody” -Rock didn’t like working with Bulldog -Edge showed up late to […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard: The Rock 97/98 – Polynesian attire and bad haircuts, Die Rocky Die, from People’s Champ to Corporate Champ (Ep. 71)

November 4, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard-Episode 71 Recap by: Denny Walker Crum Air Date: 10/27/17 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Newsworthy Items: -Rock and Mark Henry were trained at the same time, Vince thought Henry was going to be the bigger star -Rock’s daughter has expressed interest in wrestling -Rock didn’t initially want to turn heel and join the Nation -Jim […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard: No Mercy 1999 – Vince Russo leaves the WWF, Terry Taylor’s power play, the absurdity of shooting the “funeral” of Big Show’s dad (Pt. 1) (Ep. 69)

October 30, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard – Episode 69  Recap by: Denny Walker Crumc Air Date: 10/13/17 Newsworthy Items: -Jim Cornette may have flashed the live show crowd in Detroit -Cornette and Santino got into another altercation -United Kingdom fans used to get traditional WWF PPVs for free -Terry Taylor refused to sign a non-compete clause after Russo left unless […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard: “Macho Man” Randy Savage – what Randy and Miss Elizabeth’s relationship was like, why he moved to commentary, how he was the John Cena of his day, final memories and place in history (Pt. 2) – (Ep. 64)

October 4, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard – “Macho Man” Randy Savage: Episode 64 Release date: September 8, 2017 Length: 4 hours, 10 minutes Recap By: Andrew Soucek, PWPodcasts.com Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Link to Part 1 of the recap Highlights: -Savage once tore apart Hogan on Jim Ross’s radio show -The Stephanie/Savage rumors are covered in detail -Ultimate Warrior […]

Dusty Rhodes episode
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WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with (Classic) – The Ultimate Warrior: Behind the scenes look at his career, the original plans for WrestleMania XII, Sheik Tugboat, the origins of the blue steel cages! (Ep. 4)

September 23, 2017

Something to Wrestle With: Episode 4 – “The Ultimate Warrior” Show Length: 1 hour 6 minutes Recap by: Andrew Soucek, PWPodcasts.com Editor Release Date: August 26, 2016 (recap date: September 23, 2017) DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Highlights: -Warrior vs. Hunter at WrestleMania was never designed to be a squash match. -Bobby Heenan (among many others) hated working with Warrior. -Warrior […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle on Randy Savage, Relationship with Andre, the Mega Powers, “Iron” Mike Sharpe’s OCD, Pomp and Circumstance, what Randy thought of Jay Lethal’s impression, and much more. Part 1 of 2. (Ep. 64)

September 23, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard – “Macho Man” Randy Savage: Episode 64 Release date: September 8, 2017 Length: 4 hours, 10 minutes Recap By: Jeff Rush, PWPodcasts.com Assistant Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD (Editor’s note: due to the insane length of this episode — over four hours — Jeff and I are tag-teaming this one. So just a heads […]

Dusty Rhodes episode
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WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle With (classic) – The Lex Express: why the bus tour flopped, details on another cross country journey featuring The Undertaker, Luger’s jump to Nitro (Ep. 3)

September 16, 2017

Something to Wrestle With: Episode 3 – “The Lex Express” Show Length: 1 hour 12 minutes Release Date: August 19, 2016 (recap published September 16, 2017) Recap By: Andrew Soucek, PWPodcasts.com Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Highlights: -Bruce’s Jim Cornette impression is unleashed upon the world. -Undertaker had a cross country journey of his own with Paul Bearer. -Lex Luger […]

Dusty Rhodes episode
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WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle With (classic) – The Mega Powers: a look back at the biggest angle from WrestleMania IV to WrestleMania V, how Randy Savage told Vince McMahon he was quitting, who Ricky Steamboat was originally going to drop the Intercontinental Title to (Ep. 2)

September 9, 2017

Something to Wrestle With – Episode 2: The Mega Powers Release Date: August 12, 2016 (recap published September 9, 2017) Recap By: Andrew Soucek, PWPodcasts.com Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Highlights: -Butch Reed was once set to defeat Ricky Steamboat for the Intercontinental Championship. -The difference between The Main Event and Saturday Night’s main event is finally revealed! -Randy Savage had […]

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