Episodes
Chris Kanyon was instrumental in Shane “Hurricane” Helms getting signed to WCW, and landing the part as David Arquette’s stunt double in the movie “Ready To Rumble.” He was a favorite of The Undertaker when he got to WWE, and could work anyone from Big Show to Rey Mysterio. Chris Kanyon also struggled with his sexuality as a gay wrestler in a time when the world (and the wrestling biz) wasn’t so accepting, and he battled bi-polar disorder which ultimately contributed to him taking his own...
Published 01/22/21
India Oxenberg survived the notorious NXIVM slave cult, and is telling her story on TIJ, and in a brand-new documentary on Starz called, “Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult.” She explains how she was recruited to NXIVM, what made her so susceptible, how they used “collateral” and food to control members, and what ultimately made her leave. India talks about her relationship with founder Keith Raniere, her master, actress Allison Mack, how they convinced her to brand Keith’s initials on her hip,...
Published 01/20/21
Anna Jay is number 99 in the Dark Order, a number given to her by the late, great Brodie Lee. Anna talks about joining the Dark Order, the impact that Brodie had on her career, the lessons she learned from him, how she was able to keep a straight face during all those BTE vignettes, and the Dark Order’s future. Anna also talks wrestling school, her AEW Dynamite debut against Hikaru Shida, her Brodie Lee Tribute show tag match with Tay Conti, the hilarious John Silver, and who’s upped her...
Published 01/15/21
Dr. Alex Patel, a critical care ICU doctor based in Toronto, Canada, has been on the frontlines of the coronavirus since the pandemic’s first days, and has treated the sickest patients. He returns to talk about what the healthcare industry has learned about the virus in the last 10 months, the winter COVID surge, the ongoing importance of mask-wearing and social distancing, his thoughts on community lockdowns, and the hope he has for the future. He also educates on the vaccines, explaining...
Published 01/13/21
Cody Rhodes had a pair of great matches, including a dog collar match, with Brodie Lee just before Brodie’s tragic passing. Cody talks about planning those two matches, how NJPW’s Big Van Vader vs Inoki factored into the squash, the back-up plan for the dog collar match, and why it’s so bittersweet for him to have had the last match of Brodie’s career. Cody also speaks to AEW Dynamite’s first year, the pros and cons, what Dynamite can do better in year 2, his hopes for AEW as a company in...
Published 01/08/21
David Weiss of the Flat Earth Podcast returns to talk about conspiracies of 2020 which include everything from COVID19 to QAnon, and of course the Flat Earth! He shares his thoughts on the pandemic (and why it’s not a real pandemic), what he thinks about the vaccines and the vaccination process, depopulation theories, and the great deception! He talks about QAnon and Q Drops, the importance of “waking people up,” and how the Flat Earth philosophy completely changed his life.
Published 01/06/21
The world lost the great Jon Huber (aka AEW’s Mr. Brodie Lee and WWE’s Luke Harper) unexpectedly on December 26th, and so today, many members of his AEW family come together to celebrate his life!  Chris Harrington, Brodie’s childhood friend from Rochester, NY, and current AEW Vice President of Business Strategy recalls their backyard wrestling shows. Brandi Rhodes remembers the first time she and Cody met Jon on the indie scene or “shindies” as Brodie called them. Marko Stunt shares the...
Published 01/01/21
Heavy metal band Siren are living, breathing proof that dreams can and do come true at any age! And now there’s a documentary called “I’m Too Old For This Shit – A Heavy Metal Fairy Tale,” produced by Chris Jericho, that chronicles their unlikely 30-year journey from early-80s struggling band in Brandon, Florida to playing the Keep It True Festival in Germany in 2018. Original drummer Ed Aborn, singer Doug Lee, and new guitarist Todd Grubbs, explain how what it took to put the band back...
Published 12/29/20
Happy holidays! It’s a special treat delivered straight from the 2020 Jericho Cruise – a fan Q&A for Christmas! Chris answered a bunch of questions that covered everything from WCW to AEW to the Festival of Friendship and Fozzy. He talked about career catch phrases that bombed, the inspiration for the Painmaker makeup, pro wrestlers who should have been bigger stars than they were, Kevin Smith movies, and Dean Ambrose. Plus, you’ll find out why Bryan Adams is still “just okay.”
Published 12/25/20
Merry freakin’ everything! And how’s this for a holiday gift?! It’s the return of the Classic Album Clash, and for the first time ever, actual members of the band who made two said albums are taking part in the great debate! Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante join CJ and Eddie Trunk to discuss “Spreading The Disease” and “Among The Living.”  And yes, they actually pick favorite songs on the albums! They also share amazing behind-the-scenes stories about the making of both...
Published 12/23/20
Three guys from Winnipeg are revolutionizing the wrestling industry, and making history in the process! Kenny Omega, Don Callis, and CJ discuss their recent impact (pun intended) on the biz, the origins of this master plan, the painstaking way in which Kenny’s current AEW World Championship has been brought to fruition, and what Kenny’s Uncle, the “Golden Sheik” had to do with any of it! Kenny and Don also talk “next level consciousness,” the big Bullet Club reunion coming in January, the...
Published 12/18/20
The 30 Years of Jericho celebration wraps up with this special episode with Ted Irvine! He was there from the beginning, literally, and shares his recollections of CJ’s career! He remembers when Chris first told him that he wanted to pursue wrestling, the road trip they took to Calgary to check out the Hart Brothers wrestling school, his first introduction to and impression of Lance Storm, and some of the scary phone calls he received over the years. Ted also recounts his relationship with...
Published 12/16/20
Angus Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC “Power Up” TIJ with a special episode in celebration of the release of the new AC/DC album, “Power Up” (available now at acdc.com). The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers talk Malcolm Young and his contributions to the new record, Malcolm’s role in the band, and having Stevie Young step in for Mal on rhythm guitar. Angus shares stories about Phil Rudd’s return, losing Bon Scott, Ozzy Osbourne, Eddie Van Halen, playing with The Rolling Stones, the Hell’s Bell...
Published 12/14/20
It’s the 36th Anniversary of the KISS “Animalize Live Uncensored” concert, so that means it’s watchalong time with KISS fanatics (and likely KISS Army members) Chris, Fozzy drummer Frank Fontsere, the mysterious Chris L. from the “Pod of Thunder” podcast, and ZO2 drummer extraordinaire Joey Cassata! Grab a drink, crank up the sound from the infamous Cobo Hall in Detroit Rock City, and watch with the guys as they breakdown performances, the set list, the stage setup, Paul’s vocals, Gene’s bass...
Published 12/11/20
Pat Patterson was Chris Jericho’s wrestling guru, a skilled singles worker and tag team wrestler during his performance days, and the creator of the Battle Royal! He was a great karaoke singer, loved comedy, and spent years behind-the-scenes at WWE as an agent and coach. Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter joins to remember Pat’s days in the San Francisco Territory working for Roy Shire, why he ultimately left, and the stops he made a long the way to WWE. Chris and Dave talk...
Published 12/09/20
The new Bloodgood documentary “Trenches Of Rock” is available at BloodgoodBand.com, and chronicles the band’s 30+ year career! Founding bassist Michael Bloodgood and singer Les Carlsen talk about the band’s early days, how they formed and came up with the name, what it was like playing their first-ever gig opening for Stryper, and the stigma they faced as a Christian Metal band. They share stories about writing and recording the “Detonation” album, the 9-month long tour that followed, and the...
Published 12/04/20
QT Marshall is half of the Natural Nightmares tag team with Dustin Rhodes, and he’s also the behind-the-scenes rock star of AEW! QT’s talking about his journey to AEW which includes a near-detour through WWE, a stint on the indies, and a couple of stops at Ring of Honor. He shares what inspired him to start a wrestling school in Atlanta, how that came to serve as the pandemic filming location for AEW Dynamite at the beginning of the national shutdown, and some of his students who are now AEW...
Published 12/02/20
Matt and Nick Jackson return with tales from their new book, “Killing The Business From Back Yards To The Big Leagues” (available now at shopAEW.com). Hear how Matt superkicked Nick’s teeth out as kids, and broke their younger brother’s arm with an errant leg drop. They talk about the wrestling ring their dad built them in their backyard and how they turned that “backyard wrestling” into a legit promotion. They share stories about their friendship with Chris Kanyon, why they refuse to watch...
Published 11/27/20
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci and singer James LaBrie bring the live concert experience directly to your home with the brand new live album and film, “Distant Memories: Live In London” (out this Friday)! The band was on our when the pandemic hit, and the guys talk about what it was like to try to get home to the States, and then to continually cancel dates as the pandemic got worse and wore on. They talk about the time Dream Theater’s show at The Palace in Hollywood got shut down by...
Published 11/25/20
MLW Founder Court Bauer returns with tales about MJF, Vince McMahon, Jericho, and WWE! He shares stories from his two-years working as a writer in Vince McMahon’s creative braintrust, including behind-the-scenes details about Mickey Rourke’s appearance, Jericho’s surprise return to WWE in 2007, the Smackdown writers’ room, and a legendary Dusty Rhodes creative pitch. Court remembers the Gary Albright Memorial Show, Vince’s love of dick and fart jokes, and how much Court was helped by Jerry...
Published 11/20/20
Corey Taylor returns with some fantastic stories about his new album, “CMFT,” and his recent “Forum or Against ‘Em” live stream concert! He talks about releasing music in the midst of a pandemic, playing an arena in front of NO audience, and how Slipknot barely made it home at the beginning of quarantine! Corey remembers Eddie Van Halen, seeing Janet Jackson before lockdown started, and the best & worst money he ever spent. He speaks to the rumors about him joining Anthrax and fronting...
Published 11/18/20
The Metal God, Rob Halford of Judas Priest “confesses” all kind of stories including what it was like to live a secret, double life as a closeted gay man, and what happened when he was finally able to speak his truth. He talks about his surprise departure from Judas Priest, the road to reconciliation, and his relationship with Tim “Ripper Owens. He has tales about Fight, filling in for Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, and an update on guitarist Glenn Tipton’s health. Plus, Rob remembers the...
Published 11/13/20
It’s a solo Jake Hager with a black eye and bruised up face, and he’s breaking down the Bellator victory over Brandon Calton that did that to him! He’s talking about his training, his fight style, what went right and what didn’t during that fight. Jake is also sharing stories about his WWE days from working with John Cena to winning the title from Jericho to what he learned from Dutch Mantel. Jake recounts the circumstances surrounding his departure from WWE, what it was like to go to the...
Published 11/11/20
There was no big induction ceremony and concert for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees due to COVID19, but they’re all being celebrated Saturday night (11/7) on HBO, and today on TIJ! Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CEO, Greg Harris, shares a ton of great stories about the Rock Hall, it’s inductees and exhibits! He breaks down how the ceremony comes together, how they choose who inducts the various honorees, and why some members of a band make the Rock Hall cut, but some don’t....
Published 11/06/20
Miro is “The Best Man” at AEW and has quite a story about what it took to get there! He’s chronicling his last few years at WWE from the time he originally asked for his release to being fired during the pandemic! He’s got stories about working with John Cena and The Undertaker, Wrestlemania, Rusev Day, his last WWE angle with Bobby Lashley, the time he got in trouble for cutting his hair, the 60-man Battle Royal he did in Saudi Arabia, and Southpaw Regional Wrestling. He’s also talking about...
Published 11/04/20