Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast

Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast

United States

Home of Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast audio shows featuring live calls from around the world talking about WWE, TNA, and all pro wrestling. Wade Keller hosts this show. Keller has published the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter since 1987, over 1,100 issues and counting. He also launched PWTorch.com in 1999 and the PWTorch iPhone App in 2008. He has conducted the longest career-interviews top wrestlers and promoters have ever done in his famous "Torch Talk" format including Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Mick Foley, Eric Bischoff, Jesse Ventura, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, X-Pac, Goldberg, Paul Heyman, Jim Cornette, Jerry Jarrett, Bill Watts, Lou Thesz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, and many others over the past 20-plus years. He is regarded as one of the top insiders, top reporters, top analysts, and top interviewers covering pro wrestling full time during the last four decades. He hosted the "Ultimate Insider DVD" series filmed in L.A. in the 2000s including Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy and Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara as interview subjects. He brings his experience, expertise, insight, and connections to the PWTorch Livecast every weekday, while interacting with callers and his rotation of co-hosts and special guests.

Episodes

PWTorch Livecast - Prime Time Friday w/Bruce Mitchell & Rich Fann  

This week, after some technical difficulties, PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell and co-host Rich Fann chat about the CWF Mid-Atlantic match between Chip Day and Trevor Lee that Bruce gave Five Stars live, the aftermath of the Mauro Ranallo statement, where to start the Vince McMahon biopic focus-wise, and how long is too long for Roman Reigns's push.

PWTorch Livecast - TNA Impact Post-Show with McMahon & Soucek  

PWTorch.com’s Mike McMahon and Andrew Soucek talk about Thursday’s Impact Wrestling with callers. They break down a number of topics, including LAX retaining the Impact Tag Titles, Matt Sydal's return, GFW merging with Impact, and more. Later in the show, Mike and Andrew talk some bigger-picture topics, including what the future could hold for Impact's U.S. distribution and how Anthem has dealt with talent losses.

PWTorch Livecast - Interview Thursday: Wade Keller w/Mick Karch  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews interviews Mick Karch regarding newly announced Vince McMahon biopic, the role Hulk Hogan played in McMahon’s journey, could the Verne & Greg Gagne have competed with the WWF if Hogan stayed, the place of Curt Hennig in the AWA history as one of the last big stars to headline as champion and whether he had the career he deserved in the WWF. Then an in-depth conversation about indy wrestling and how it’s changed over the decades, the attitudes of wrestlers today compared to the 1980s, how fans’ expectations at indy shows have changed, and more.

PWTorch Livecast Mid-Week Flagship w/Wade Keller & Jason Powell  

In this edition of the PWTorch Livecast, PWTorch editor Wade Keller and ProWrestling.Net’s Jason Powell discuss the Vince McMahon movie project and who should be the leading man, House of Horrors, Shinsuke-Ziggler segment on Smackdown, Braun Strowman, the AWA, and much more with callers.

PWTorch Livecast - WWE Smackdown post-game show w/Wade Keller  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller talks with callers about the just-completed episode of WWE Smackdown including a lot of conversation about the pros and cons of Jinder Mahal's push, reviews of the Dolph Ziggler-Shinsuke Nakamura segment, Natalya & Co. attacking Charlotte and what it means for the Smackdown Women's Division, the state of the Superstar Shake-up, and more.

PWTorch Livecast - WWE Raw post-game show hosted by Keller & McNeill  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by Pat McNeill to analyze for over an hour and a half with callers the latest episode of Raw including thoughts on the Dean Ambrose-Chris Jericho-Miz dynamic, the Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto match and finish, the state of the Cruiserweight Division and what it needs most, the closing angle with Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins' new finisher, Alexa Bliss's strong promo, what's wrong with Bayley, the Roman Reigns push, and more, plus a caller from on-site in Kansas City with the in-person perspective.

PWTorch Livecast - Prime Time Friday w/Bruce Mitchell & Rich Fann  

PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell & Rich Fann, along with a holistic host of hellacious callers, discuss Jinder Mahal's promotion, Vince McMahon's choices, Michael and Maria Bennett, companies working and not working together, and the JBL aftermath.

PWTorch Livecast - TNA Impact Post-Show with McMahon & Soucek  

PWTorch.com’s Mike McMahon and Andrew Soucek talk about Thursday’s Impact Wrestling with callers. They break down Low Ki's return to Impact, and his win in the main event X-Division title match. They also talk about ECIII's heel turn on James Storm, costing him the World Title, the return of Josh Mathews on the announce team, and more.

PWTorch Livecast - Interview Thursday: Wade Keller w/Matt McCarthy  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews former WWE creative team writer Matt McCarthy. Topics are wide-ranging including how the Superstar Shake-up affects the creative process in WWE and how wrestlers are linked with writers and how that can change after roster changes, how stand-up comedy and pro wrestling both share a need to address political correctness and how each approach it differently because they serve different purposes, whether pro wrestlers should do a better job protecting their characters and how that compares to stand-up comedians on and off camera and in social media, reaction to the Big Show vs. Braun Strowman ring collapsing angle and the upside and potential opponents for Strowman, the Roman Reigns fan reaction on the Raw After Mania, and more.

PWTorch Livecast Mid-Week Flagship w/Wade Keller & Travis Bryant  

In this edition of the PWTorch Livecast, PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Travis Bryant talk with callers and respond to emails about the post-Superstar Shake-up landscape, Jinder Mahal's unlikely push, the media coverage and potential fallout of the JBL bullying and the wider culture of demeaning people without power in WWE, the point and effectiveness of the Braun Strowman-Big Show ring collapse,  American Alpha, New Day, and more.

PWTorch Livecast - WWE Smackdown post-game show w/Wade Keller & Pat McNeill  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller and Pat McNeill talk with callers about Smackdown as soon as the show ended, including several callers from in the arena with reports on the live crowd response and in-person experience. Topics included Jinder Mahal's surprise win, The Colons surprise win, Charlotte's push, Kevin Owens, A.J. Styles, and the dark match with Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler. They also answer email questions about continuity post-Superstar Shake-up and other topics.

PWTorch Livecast - WWE Raw post-game show hosted by Wade Keller & Greg Parks  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by Greg Parks to react for over an hour and a half to the post-Superstar Shake-up episode of Raw. They take a wide range of regular and first-time callers and answer email questions related to tonight's episode including Braun Strowman-Big Show and what's next for Braun regarding Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, the Raw Women's Division and their match tonight, a strong Dean Ambrose promo during Miz TV, the Hardys, some continuity issues with the Shake-up, and more.

PWTorch Livecast - Prime Time Friday w/Bruce Mitchell & Rich Fann  

PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell & PWTorch contributor Rich Fann, along with callers, discuss which brand came out ahead in Superstar ShakeUp, what's going on with Randy Orton, where Mauro Ranallo stands with WWE, and what can be expected with WWE going forward.

UP NEXT: PWTorch Livecast - Prime Time Friday w/Bruce Mitchell & Rich Fann  

PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell and PWTorch contributor Rich Fann discuss the latest in pro wrestling. Call 515-605-9345 with questions.

PWTorch Livecast - TNA Impact Post-Show with McMahon & Soucek  

PWTorch.com’s Mike McMahon and Andrew Soucek talk about Thursday’s Impact Wrestling. They break down the 8-man tag, where Team Borash beat Team Mathews, booting Josh Mathews from the Impact announce team. Mike and Andrew also analyze the World Title for next week's show, with James Storm challenging Lashley, they talk about Kongo Kong's debut, and a lot more.

PWTorch Livecast - Interview Thursday: Wade Keller w/Justin Roberts  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews former WWE ring announcer and best selling author Justin Roberts who discusses bullying in WWE, the JBL-Mauro Ranallo situation, the difficulty working under Kevin Dunn and Triple H as bosses, what Vince McMahon was like to deal with, being the ring announcer for the Brock Lesnar victory over Undertaker at WrestleMania, life after wrestling, and so much more including live caller and email questions.

PWTorch Livecast Mid-Week Flagship w/Wade Keller & Bruce Mitchell  

In this edition of the PWTorch Livecast, PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell as they discuss the last week of build for WrestleMania 33 with extended discussions on Triple H, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Miz, Bray Wyatt, A.J. Styles, and others. They also talk with callers and respond to emails about topics including NXT post-Mania, potential roster shuffling, and Raw and Smackdown post-Mania.

PWTorch Livecast - WWE Smackdown post-game show w/Wade Keller  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller talks with callers about part two of the Superstar Shake-up, assesses how each brand fared, matches up the wrestlers who switched into virtual trades, looks at various new match-ups, and evaluates who benefits the most. Also, lots of anti-JBL chants over his bullying of Mauro Ranallo according to PWTorch Livecast host Mike McMahon who called in after attending in Boston, Mass. in person, plus crowd reaction to Shinsuke Nakamura. All of that plus emails and callers talk about various aspects of the program.

PWTorch Livecast - TNA Impact Post-Show with McMahon & Soucek  

PWTorch.com’s Mike McMahon and Andrew Soucek talk about Thursday’s Impact Wrestling. They break down the return of Matt Morgan, as well as the return of Chris Adonis to Impact. Mike and Andrew also talk about a terrific Last Man Standing match between Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards, as well as an idea for an Impact Television Title.

PWTorch Livecast - WWE Raw post-game show hosted by Keller & McNeill  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller was joined by Pat McNeill to react for nearly two hours to the Superstar Shake-up on Raw. They analyzed the roster changes, the big Roman Reigns-Braun Strowman angle and the fan chants that went along with it, and answered caller and email questions throughout. They also predicted who is headed to Smackdown.

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