Episodes
Brian Posehn is a jack of all trades and master of many! He acts, does standup comedy, and even records his own music. He’s got a new album out, “Grandpa Metal,” which he wrote and recorded with Scott Ian from Anthrax, and yes, that was Brian you saw in an episode of DisneyPlus’ “The Madalorian.” So how exactly did he and Scott start this metal project, and who called him to be a part of the Star Wars Franchise? Brian’s telling all those stories, and adding a few more about meeting Geddy Lee...
Published 08/05/20
EC3 is back at Impact Wrestling, and he couldn’t be happier! He talks about his original departure (back when it was still TNA) and how the constant leadership changes from Dixie Carter to Jeff Jarrett to Billy Corgan played a role in his decision to leave. He also details his time at WWE including his two runs at NXT, how he was able to keep his EC3 gimmick, his relationship with Triple H, the last angle he worked with Jon Moxley, his concussion issues, and what he thought about being fired...
Published 07/31/20
It’s the 40th Anniversary of AC/DC’s masterpiece album, “Back In Black,” and some of the biggest AC/DC fans of all time have been assembled to dissect the legendary record! Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, Fozzy guitartist Rich Ward, and Bubba Ray share stories about the first time they heard the record, their favorite songs and performances, seeing the band live, Brian Johnson’s introduction to fans, producer Mutt Lange’s creative input, Bon Scott’s alleged contributions to the record, and...
Published 07/29/20
It’s the 35th Anniversary of one of Le Champion’s favorite movies, “Back To The Future,” and who better to mark the occasion than Brad Gilmore, host of “Back To The Future, The Podcast,” and author of the book, “Back From The Future: A Celebration Of The Greatest Time Travel Story Ever Told!” Brad shares loads of trivia, behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the movie, how Steven Spielberg got involved, and some of original casting choices. He also covers the history of the trilogy,...
Published 07/24/20
Sonny Kiss has great stories about Rowdy Roddy Piper, Pat Patterson, Rey Mysterio, and Joey Janela! He also chronicles his to journey to AEW, his experiences in Lucha Underground, how a background in dance influenced his move set in the ring, and the nerves he felt about challenging Cody for the TNT Championship. Plus, Sonny shares thoughts about #BlackLivesMatter, the LGBTQ community, gender fluidity, diversity in wrestling, and what it means to be a true role model.
Published 07/22/20
Julie Fisk & Rebekah Black are Haunted AF. Okay, so they’re not, but their podcast is! They’re sharing their own real-life ghost stories as well as some of their favs for their many episodes! They’ve got creepy stories about haunted objects, dead pets, ghost grandmas, and even a paranormal event involving a ring doorbell! They talk about evil locations, spirit attachment, and the time they went searching for Big Foot.
Published 07/17/20
Pat Laprade, author of the new book, “The Eighth Wonder Of The World: The True Story of Andre The Giant,” shares some of the childhood stories he discovered about the wrestling legend. Pat and Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer also talk about acromegaly, the disease that caused Andre’s giantism and why he never got it treated, Andre’s relationships with both Vince McMahon Senior and Junior, his historic feud with Hulk Hogan and how that provided the foundation for the WWF pay-per-view...
Published 07/15/20
Nickelback have sold over 50 million albums, they’ve sold out Madison Square Garden, and they’ve been nominated for 6 Grammy Awards! They also rank as the second best-selling foreign act of the 2000s in the US behind only The Beatles! So why the hell do they get so much hate? Guitarist Ryan Peake and bassist Mike Kroger talk about that, and lots of other things, including signing with extreme metal label Road Runner Records, working with famed producer Mutt Lange, and the job that Mike had...
Published 07/10/20
Dasha Gonzalez is funny, fierce, and full of personality! There’s nothing robotic about her AEW commentary, ring announcing or the stories she shares about her WWE tryout, her first-time ring announcing, and dealing with overzealous fans! Dasha also explains how one online application landed her a spot on The Rock’s “Titan Games” fitness competition show, what The Rock said about her performance, and how a freak Achilles injury nearly derailed the whole thing! Plus, Dasha details her journey...
Published 07/08/20
Billy Jensen is a true crime investigative journalist and author, and host of "The Murder Squad” podcast. He’s helped to solve numerous crimes, and shares some of those stories. He also details the case of the little-known serial killer, the Golden State Killer, who is the subject of the new HBO Documentary “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark.” Billy helped finish the book that the documentary is based on, and explains how he got involved in the project. Plus, he’s an avid wrestling fan and not only...
Published 07/03/20
It’s Canada D’eh! And that means Chris Jericho’s childhood friends from the Great White North (Winnipeg to be exact), Dave Spivak and Rybo, return to celebrate all things Canada! They talk about their favorite Canadian TV shows, rock bands, food, and landmarks. They also remember the things they had to cross the border to get, what happened when the Jets left Winnipeg, and the time that Lars Ulrich of Metallica rear-ended Rybo’s girlfriend!
Published 07/01/20
Dr. Luther (aka Len Olson) is one of Chris Jericho’s oldest and closest friends in wrestling, and he returns to TIJ to talk about his journey to AEW! Hear about his lengthy audition process, and his memorable signing day. He’s also talking about his early days wrestling in Japan, the origins of the Luther character and what “The Warriors” and “Silence Of The Lamb” movies had to do with it, the Japanese fans’ reaction to the gimmick, wrestling Leon Spinks, and how things ended for him with FMW...
Published 06/26/20
The Classic Album Clash returns and this time it’s a battle between Metallica’s “Load” and “Reload” albums! OG CAC debater Frankie Kazarian, and former MLB player, Cody Decker (who also happens to be married to AEW’s Jenn Sterger) are both diehard Metallica fans and join the debate about which songs, performances, riffs, artwork, and ultimately album, reigns supreme! They also share a load (pun intended) of Metallica trivia, concert stories, and personal anecdotes. Join the fun and cast your...
Published 06/24/20
Mike Chioda spent 35 years reffing at WWE and has some pretty incredible stories about paying his dues working for Gorilla Monsoon, traveling with the likes of Rey Mysterio, R Truth, Jack Swagger, and the late Joey Marella, making wine runs for Andre The Giant, being ribbed by Owen Hart and Dynamite Kid, and learning the ropes as a young ref in the business. Mike also shares some of his favorite matches and talent like The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and Eddie Guerrero, and how he basically ended up as...
Published 06/19/20
AEW Ref Aubrey Edwards is one of the most popular refs in wrestling (and the bane of Chris Jericho’s existence)! She gave up a ten-year career in the video game industry to join the carnival that is professional wrestling! Hear her journey from the indies to AEW and what happened during the 3-years in between! She talks ref training (hers and helping others), writing the AEW rulebook, and dishes on some of her favorite talent to work with and favorite matches to date. She also shares her WWE...
Published 06/17/20
Andy Copping is “Mr. Download,” the face and booker of Download Fest, one of the most popular rock festivals on the planet. And like the rest of the concert industry, Download had to cancel their festival this year, which was slated to take place this weekend at Castle Donington, due to the COVID19 pandemic. So today, Andy’s sharing some of his favorite stories, moments, performances, and happy accidents from the Festival’s history. He’s telling tales about Metallica, AC/DC, Korn, Linkin...
Published 06/12/20
They made history on AEW and now they’re making history on TIJ! The Inner Circle is all together for the first-time ever on a podcast, and breaking down the Stadium Stampede from Double or Nothing! Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, and Santana and Ortiz spill the secrets behind the making of the epic match that involved a good old-fashioned Western bar brawl, a horse chase, a swimming pool, a moonsault off the goal post, a One-winged angel 15-foot plunge between stadium levels, and 100-yards of...
Published 06/10/20
Original Styx singer Dennis DeYoung has one of the most distinct voices in rock and roll, and it sounds amazing on his new studio album, “26 East,” named for the address of this parents’ home in Illinois where he got his musical start! Dennis talks about forming Styx, writing and singing on 7 of the band’s 8 Top 10 singles, opening for KISS, his friendship with Gene Simmons, the story of “Mr. Roboto,” and the real reason why he’s no longer in Styx and why fans will never see a reunion of the...
Published 06/05/20
Pineapple Pete aka Suge D aka Sugar Dunkerton made a fortuitous choice when he threw his pineapple Hawaiian shirt into his overnight bag before his last-minute trip to Atlanta for the AEW TV tapings. His extra spot turned into a spotlight match with Le Champion, and became one of the breakout angles of AEW’s taped, empty-arena shows! And now Suge D and Jericho are telling the whole story of how this spontaneous story came to be, including the importance of Pineapple Pete’s promo, and...
Published 06/03/20
80s pop icon, Tiffany, is all grown up and still making music! She’s just no longer performing in shopping malls!  The super talented singer is talking about her new acoustic album, her new Cooking Club, and explaining why “I Think We’re Alone Now” is still her favorite song! She’s also sharing stories about getting started when she was 15, graduating from live shows at malls to real venues, and eating bugs and other gross stuff on the reality TV show “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!”...
Published 05/29/20
Matt Cardona (aka Zack Ryder) and Brian Myers (aka Curt Hawkins) hated each other when they first met, but all that changed thanks to one thing – action figures! And that one thing made them instant friends, longtime tag partners, and co-hosts of the “The Major Figure Wrestling Podcast!"  Matt & Brian are talking about all that – from their initial WWE signings to their time in developmental to being called up to work with Undertaker to winning the Tag Team Championship at Wrestlemania....
Published 05/27/20
The Murderhawk Monster, Lance Archer, says there’s a reason for his name, and a process to taking care of those blood red braids! He also recounts his journey to AEW, starting with his indie days in Texas, his stint with TNA, his very short run with WWE, and his incredible success with NJPW. He’s got great stories about Vince McMahon, Johnny Ace, Arn Anderson, and Tiger Hattori!  Plus, he’s talking Killer Elite Squad, Will Ospreay, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and wrestling in empty arenas. And...
Published 05/22/20
It’s episode 666 of TIJ and what better way to mark the creepy occasion than with a “Damien: Omen II” watchalong with our fav fellow film buff, Kevin Smith! You know the drill – you do the first half of the movie here, and then you immediately jump to Smodcast to finish the viewing!  And you better believe, both eps are filled with great trivia about the making of the movie, the scenes and the setting, the Oscar-caliber cast, the award-winning composer, and why this was so taboo for the time!...
Published 05/20/20
It's a love story for the ages, and one that was cut far too short by tragic events. Martha Hart opens up about her love affair and life with late husband, Owen Hart. She recalls meeting him when she was 15-years old, her first introduction to his crazy family, traveling the world with Owen during his early wrestling days, and what it was like for him when brother Bret left WWE with Owen still there under contract. She shares how they spent their down time, Owen's favorite movies and foods,...
Published 05/15/20
Bruce Jingles was a crowd favorite who played to standing ovations and a packed theater on the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea Part Deux in January, and he’s sharing those stories and so much more!  Hear about his friendship with Eddie Murphy’s brother, Charlie, and his junior high friendship with Ice Cube, and what Bruce heard about Bill Cosby years before the comedian’s fall from grace! Bruce also talks about his unique name, why he doesn’t want to be known as a “weed...
Published 05/13/20