Episodes
Chris’ longtime friend and Manager, Barry Bloom, makes his TIJ debut with some amazing stories about the incredible talent he’s worked with over the years including Jesse Ventura, Mean Gene Okerlund, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and of course, Chris Jericho. Barry recounts how he first met Chris and helped him make the jump from WCW to WWE. He details his relationship with Jesse Ventura, his first wrestling client, and how he helped Jesse land the role as Sgt Blain Cooper in the movie Predator....
Published 11/30/22
One-time Olympic mogul ski hopeful and host of the Torched podcast, Molly Bloom, ran a high-stakes poker game at the Viper Room in Los Angeles frequented by A-list celebrities, powerful politicians, big money investment bankers, and billionaires. When a famous actor usurped the game from her, she moved to New York, and started an even bigger game. That’s where the story took a scary and dramatic turn involving the Italian Mob, Russian organized crime, drugs, the FBI, a Federal takedown, a...
Published 11/25/22
Published 11/25/22
Dustin Rhodes has had some amazing matches in his career and talks about a handful of his favorites including 1992 War Games where Sting’s Squadron took on Dangerous Alliance. He breaks down his Wrestlemania 12 Backlot Brawl with Roddy Piper, and shares what went as planned and what didn’t in that match. He shares what inspired his big lingerie reveal, what happened to his gold Cadillac and Piper’s white Bronco, and what it was like to film on the Universal Studios lot. Dustin also talks...
Published 11/23/22
Lee Moriarty is more than just a technical wrestler and he’s out to prove it at AEW! Lee talks about signing with AEW, and evolving Taiga Style to better represent what he is now as a wrestler, performer and personality. He speaks to his love of graphic design and street wear, and how he’s used those skills to enhance his wrestling career. He recounts his wrestling training in Pittsburgh, learning the lucha libre style in Mexico, who got him interested in wrestling in the first place, and the...
Published 11/18/22
The Classic Album Clash is back, and this time it’s all about non-makeup KISS – 1987’s “Crazy Nights” vs 1991’s “Revenge.” And joining in the track-by-track analysis and trivia fun are Kuarantine – bassist PJ Farley, guitarists Joe McGinness and Charlie Parra, and drummer Kent Slucher. They talk album covers, super producers Ron Nevison and Bob Ezrin respective roles, songwriting and lyrics, and the importance of Bruce Kulick to the band at this point in time. They discuss the songwriting...
Published 11/16/22
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys of color between 1978 and 1991, and escalated from killing his victims to dissecting and dismembering them to eating their corpses! His crimes are detailed in the new Netflix series “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which has generated quite a bit of controversy since its release in September. John and Jamie from True Crimecast return to talk about Jeffrey Dahmer and delve into his back story and childhood to determine what the Netflix...
Published 11/11/22
The Jericho Chronicles hit London in July, and featured stories about some of the biggest matches and feuds of Jericho’s career. Hear details behind his first-ever match which was at the Moose Hall in Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, his time with CMLL in Mexico, and how he made his way to Japan. He details a couple of the best matches he had with Ultimo Dragon while in Japan, and how a young Mick Foley happened to be in the audience and went back to the States to tell Paul Heyman about what he’d...
Published 11/09/22
Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer and journalist Fumi Saito celebrate the life and legacy of the great Antonio Inoki, who passed away October 1st at the age of 79. The founder of New Japan ProWrestling and creator of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship had storied wrestling and political careers, and left his mark on both. Dave, Fumi & Jericho discuss Inoki’s wrestling start and training alongside Giant Baba under the guidance of Rikidozan, Inoki’s life-long rivalry with Baba,...
Published 11/04/22
Elizabeth April (https://elizabethapril.com/) has been seeing and communicating with ghosts and spirits since elementary school. Her psychic abilities also include lucid dreaming, remote viewing, telepathy, and astral projection. She’s experienced a multitude of her own past lives, has tapped into others’ past lives, and has shot to the center of the universe in a unique out-of-body experience during one of her early regressions. She was also abducted by interdimensional aliens when she was...
Published 11/02/22
It’s the Third Annual Halloween Spooktacular with Darcy The Mail Girl from “The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs” on Shudder. And this year it’s all about ThreeQuels – the best and worst third installments in horror franchise history! They discuss the ones they love, the ones they hate, a few honorable mentions, and a couple the Chris has never seen. They hit on the Threes from Halloween, Friday The 13th, Nightmare On Elm Street, Jaws, The Puppet Master, Evil Dead, Leprechaun, Psycho,...
Published 10/28/22
MLW Fightland 22 is Sunday October 30th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, and Alexander Hammerstone is defending the World Heavyweight Championship in a Last Man Standing match against The Judge EJ Nduka! Hammerstone talks about the importance of that match, what it means to the be MLW Champion, and the rest of the card. He also talks about working with MJF in MLW, the rise of their popular faction The Dynasty, and what it was like after MJF signed with AEW. Hammerstone recounts his 3...
Published 10/26/22
“Dynamite & Davey: The Explosive Lives Of The British Bulldogs” is a new book about the lives of Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid aka Tom Billington. And Author Steven Bell along with Bronwyne Billington, the daughter of the Dynamite Kid, and Ross Hart, brother of Bret and Owen and Stampede Wrestling historian share stories about the tag team that revolutionized the business. Ross recounts how Dynamite and Davey first came to Canada to work for Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling, when and...
Published 10/21/22
Tommy Avallone returns to talk Barney! His new documentary “I Love You, You Hate Me” is streaming now on Peacock, and looks at the cultural hate and backlash that surrounded the popular purple dinosaur almost from his first introduction to the world. Tommy chronicles the creation of Barney, his rise and fall in popularity, and the hate the sprang up around him. He explains how Barney’s cultural phenomenon status impacted Bob West who voiced Barney and actor David Joyner who physically played...
Published 10/19/22
Saraya shocked the wrestling world when she made her AEW debut at Grand Slam last month! She explains her decision to join AEW over WWE, the role that Jericho and John Moxley played in that decision, and what Tony Khan said to her that solidified her signing. She talks about the in-ring injury that forced her early retirement from wrestling, the roles she played at WWE when she could no longer wrestle, and the effect it had on her mental health and well-being. She shares stories about growing...
Published 10/14/22
Something has been happening in the seedy underbelly of Hollywood for years. Tim Chizmar calls it “The Game,” and if you know, you know. And if you don’t, you’re about to find out. Is it a conspiracy? A hoax? Is it real? It sounds A LOT like the 1997 Michael Douglas movie, “The Game” and even reads a little like a less-violent “Squid Games.” Tim Chizmar was a player, recruited by a fellow Hollywood professional, and he made some serious cash staging disappearances, kidnappings, and S&M...
Published 10/12/22
October 2, 1990 is a special day in pro wrestling history! It’s the day that Chris Jericho had his first-ever wrestling match! The big event took place at the Ponoka Moose Hall and it was Chris Jericho versus Lance T. (the T stands for Thunder) Storm! They were third on the card in what ended up being a 15-minute time limit draw. Chris runs down the days leading up to the big booking, the drive to the Moose Hall with Bret Como and Mike Lozanski, the scene at the venue when they arrived, and...
Published 10/07/22
Art The Clown is back in “Terrifier 2,” and writer, director Damien Leone has all kinds of gory-ass stories about the creepy, silent, evil clown who loves to torture his victims to death (which may include one Adam Burke aka Chris Jericho). Damien shares the inspiration for Art The Clown, the role that “Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors” played in the sequel, and what he took from Ripley in the “Alien” movies and gave to his own final girl, Sienna Shaw. He talks about creating and...
Published 10/05/22
Evan Husney & Jason Eisener return to share “Tales From The Territories,” their brand-new series coming to Vice TV on Tuesday October 4th at 10pm! Evan and Jason teamed up with The Rock and Seven Bucks Productions to produce this new series that reunites wrestling legends to tell some of their craziest stories from both inside and out of the ring! They cover Memphis, Mid-South, Portland, Crockett Promotions, World Class Championship Wrestling, and Polynesian Pacific Pro (which was run by...
Published 09/30/22
Karl Stern is a longtime contributor to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, host of the “When It Was Cool” podcast, and a veteran police officer! Karl joins to talk about the death of one of music’s biggest stars, Prince. Prince was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016 from what was later ruled and “accidental” overdose of fentanyl. Karl explains why his death was ruled “accidental,” and talks about the significance of Prince being among the first well-known...
Published 09/28/22
“Dio: Dreamers Never Die” hit theaters September 28th, and Ronnie James Dio’s wife and manager Wendy Dio, SiriusXM personality & longtime friend Eddie Trunk, and filmmakers Don Argott and Demian Fenton share all kinds of amazing stories about the legend that is Ronnie James Dio, and what it took to make this documentary about his life and influence. Wendy remembers Dio joining and leaving Rainbow, joining and leaving Black Sabbath, and then finally starting his own band. She recalls...
Published 09/23/22
Justin Roberts, former WWE Ring Announcer turned AEW Ring Announcer, has spent many years in the ring, and shares what it took to get there! He has a great stories about what inspired him to become a ring announcer, what he did to make WWE take notice and give him a chance, and how he landed at AEW. Justin talks about developing his style, the dos & don’ts of ring announcing, and how he handles special requests from talent. You’ll hear what Honky Tonk Man, Navajo Warrior, and the great...
Published 09/21/22
Journey founding guitarist Neal Schon returns with stories about nearly starting a band with bassist John Entwistle of The Who fame, and how he and Entwistle ended up taking a last-minute trip to Donington to see their pal, Eddie Van Halen and Van Halen play live. Neal talks about Journey’s upcoming 50th Anniversary and how he started the band out of Santana with one-time Santana guitar tech, Herbie Herbert as manager. He reveals who he hopes to bring out on Journey’s 50th Anniversary Tour...
Published 09/16/22
The Jericho Chronicles hit Glasgow in July, and featured stories from Chris’ many incredible moments at AEW to date. Hear the details behind his AEW signing, the first live DYNAMITE, winning the AEW World Championship, and who was originally supposed to be in the Inner Circle. Chris talks about his feud with MJF and the Dinner Debonair, Orange Cassidy and the Mimosa Mayhem, his original plans for Eddie Kingston, and why he never got a true shot at Jungle Boy Jack Perry. He has stories about...
Published 09/14/22
Alan Angels has nothing but great memories and things to say about his time in AEW! He explains how the pandemic was a blessing in disguise for his career, how he was recruited to the Dark Order, what happened when Brodie Lee joined AEW and became their leader, and what kind of impact Brodie made on Alan’s career and personal growth as a wrestler. Alan details Brodie Lee’s initial reaction to the Dark Order BTE bits, and shares a few of his favorite skits. He talks about learning from some of...
Published 09/09/22