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 & Jason Australia  

PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell & guest co-host Jason Australia host the Prime Time Friday PWTorch Livecast. They and a horrible host of callers discuss WWE Backlash, WWE UK tournament, touch on NXT Takeover, speculate on Jinder Mahal's chances, wonder what's going on with Charlotte and the Smackdown women, and run through the various chances of candidates to challenge Brock Lesnar.

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

PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell & co-host Rich Fann talk to CagesideSeats columnist Raymon Nijar about the cultural impact so far and details of Punjabi Jinder Mahal's WWE title win. Hosts and callers also discuss Shinsuke Nakamura's in-ring main roster debuts, Charlotte Flair, and the possibilities of a John Cena heel turn.

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 start the show with a lengthy discussion on Ed Nordholm releasing portions of Matt Hardy's contract earlier this week. Then, the conversation shifts to ECIII as No. 1 contender, Scott Steiner's return, and more.

PWTorch Livecast - Interview Thursday: Wade Keller with Steve Austin  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews interviews “Stone Cold” Steve Austin getting his thoughts on NXT Takeover with a focus on the DIY breakup and the ladder match that preceded it with some compliments and constructive critiques, the Robert Roode vs. Hideo Itami NXT Title match, the Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne UK Title match, and more about the general vibe of NXT compared to WWE. They also talk about the 20 Years Ago This Week episode of Monday Night Raw featuring Steve Austin & Shawn Michaels capturing the WWE Tag Team Titles from Owen Hart & British Bulldog. Steve talks about working with Shawn at the time and the real-life legit tension between them that made its way onto the air and fueled the realism. They also talk about the progress of Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, some specific tips for both on how to improve, and the art of selling and showing vulnerability as a kick ass babyface.

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

In this edition of the PWTorch Livecast, PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist & host of the East Coast Cast Travis Bryant discuss NXT Takeover, Backlash, Raw, and Smackdown, responding to email questions and caller topics. They discuss Jinder Mahal’s push at the top of the show, the intriguing Paul Heyman-Finn Balor segment on Raw, the Johnny Gargano-Tomasso Ciampa breakup angle compared to the Goldust-R-Truth breakup angle, and much more.

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

PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill discuss tonight’s episode featuring the Backlash follow-up and a pivot to Money in the Bank news including Jinder Mahal’s celebration, the six competitors in the MITB match with Shane McMahon, and Shinsuke Nakamura’s in-ring TV debut. Callers throughout contribute their thoughts, including on-site reports from SD tonight.

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

PWTorch editor Wade Keller discusses with callers Raw as soon as it went off the air including the latest developments with the Fatal Five-way, who should face Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman’s promo, and more, plus some off-Raw topics including Jinder Mahal’s WWE Title win and Shinsuke Nakamura’s main roster debut.

PWTorch Livecast WWE Backlash PPV Post-Show w/McNeill & Parks  

PWTorch columnists Pat McNeill & Greg Parks bring you the WWE Backlash Postgame Show on the Sunday Livecast, with live calls and emails. They take calls from fans and discuss all aspects of tonight's WWE title match, Shinsuke Nakamura's pay-per-view debut against Dolph Ziggler, the finish of Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles, the respective futures of Sami Zayn and Baron Corbin, and what fans can expect as we prepare for Money In The Bank next month.

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 the return of Ultimate X, including the match and a really solid hype video that aired earlier in the show. They also discuss James Storm vs. ECIII, the state of Impact's announcing (again), as well as a solid tag team match that opened the program.

PWTorch Livecast - Interview Thursday: Keller with Kevin Eck  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews interviews former WWE Creative Team member Kevin Eck who discusses Randy Orton’s comments critical of Indy Style wrestling, a list of rejected storylines, details on the writing process, Roman Reigns’s current character, Sasha Banks losing to Alicia Fox, Adam Cole, the struggle of some wrestlers to win over Vince McMahon, Vince’s ability to create stars, Ring of Honor’s big angle last weekend, and more with live callers and emails.

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 push of Jinder Mahal and his match against Randy Orton on Sunday, Jinder on Jericho’s podcast, NXT Takeover’s line-up and the state of NXT’s roster today compared to several months ago, Bayley’s push, Orton’s shots at indy style, and much more with callers.

PWTorch Livecast - WWE Smackdown post-game show w/Keller & Parks  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Greg Parks discuss tonight’s episode featuring the final Backlash hype including A.J. Styles vs. Jinder Mahal, Randy Orton vs. Baron Corbin, the Fashion Files, the women’s contract signing, and more with callers. They also discuss what happened on Smackdown ten years ago this week.

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

PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill discuss with live callers Raw as soon as the show concluded including Roman Reigns beating Finn Balor, Fatal Five-Way announcement, Alexa Bliss, and much more including three in-person perspectives from Newark.

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

PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell & co-host Rich Fann, along with elite Livecast callers, discuss Cody Rhodes' possible future in Ring of Honor, the awkwardness of WWE programming this week, Shinsuke Nakamura and Finn Balor's progress, and the fine art of taking a powder, running away, and stalling throughout the history of professional wrestling.

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 Alberto El Patron winning the GFW Global Title over Magnus, as well as an intense segment where ECIII whipped James Storm with his belt. They also talk about LAX and VOW entering a tag feud, as well as more on Eddie Edwards vs. Davey Richards.

PWTorch Livecast - Interview Thursday: Keller with Sean Waltman + Todd Martin  

PWTorch editor Wade Keller interviews interviews Sean “X-Pac” Waltman talks about the prospects of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson running for president and if he thinks Rock showed traits consistent with a potential president during his time around him WWE, the upside for Shinsuke Nakamura, the current push of Roman Reigns, what Vince McMahon is like now compared to 20 years ago, his reaction to the hazing and bullying in WWE over the years, this days in the NWO and GWF, and more including phone calls and emails. Then a FREE BONUS of this week's VIP podcast, "The Fix with Todd Martin," with over 45 minutes of analysis of Raw and Smackdown and more WWE topics.

PWTorch Livecast Mid-Week Flagship w/Wade Keller & Andrew Soucek  

In this edition of the PWTorch Livecast, PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWPodcasts.com’s Andrew Soucek discuss a wide array of topics on the Mid-Week Flagship edition including Chris Jericho’s self-assessment of his latest run in WWE and whether he engaged in his tendency to inflate his self-worth, reaction to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson saying he might run for President of the United States, does Billy Corgan’s purchase of the NWA mean anything in 2017, reaction to Batista’s latest statements on his desire to return to WWE and whom he’d like to wrestle, potential major changes in how WWE reaches fans on television, the states of Impact wrestling pro and con, the potential impact on ROH of the Sinclair-Tribune deal, and more on pro wrestlers utilizing social media in a counter-productive way. Live callers mix into the conversation on several of the above topics.

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

PWTorch editor Wade Keller discusses Smackdown with callers right after the show concluded including Charlotte’s status as a face or a heel, Jinder Mahal’s credentials to be a top heel and potentially a new champion, Natalya’s upside as a possible champion, Sami Zayn’s new nervous character, and more. Also, talk about Money in the Bank being a Smackdown branded show and UFC’s poor job building its own stars who don’t create themselves contrasted with WWE’s clear attempt to push Shinsuke Nakamura as something special.

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

PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill discuss with live callers Raw as soon as the show concluded including Tag Team Turmoil including Goldust & R-Truth’s storyline headed into the match, Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman’s injury, and more, plus some talk about the hsitory of pro wrestling journalism.

PWTorch Livecast - Prime Time Friday w/Rich Fann  

This week's Prime Time Friday Livecast is a bit of a change up, as Bruce is on assignment. Rich Fann (along with his friend Chris Maitland) talks Vince McMahon's biopic and where it should end, when/if Asuka is getting called up from NXT, the importance of vignettes to sell characters like Drew McIntyre, Alistair Black and Roderick Strong, and the balancing act between independent talent and developmental wrestlers on TV at any given moment, among other topics. Rich and Chris are also asked about the "Velveteen Dream" and how well that will play on television, which former NXT stars have been misused the worst, and, most importantly, will Rich dress like Miz for Halloween?

UP NEXT: PWTorch Livecast - Prime Time Friday w/Rich Fann (7 ET)  

Rich Fann discusses the latest in pro wrestling with callers. Call 515-605-9345 with questions.

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