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Recorded from all over the globe, multiple time world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy and New York Times best-selling author Chris Jericho rocks the podcast world with "Talk Is Jericho," his unique, weekly take on all things pop culture and life in general. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in entertainment and discusses the minutia of wrestling, music, television, movies and twerking!! All-ages welcome. No ID required! - To access the entire Talk Is Jericho archive, go to PodcastOne.com. Support "Talk Is Jericho" with your purchases through Amazon.com, click this link!
Before there was Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, there was Muhammad Ali vs Antonio Inoki! The forgotten fight happened June 26, 1976 at the Budakon Arena in Japan. Author & journalist Josh Gross wrote a book about the famous fight that gave rise to both Mixed Martial Arts and Sports Entertainment. He shares the stories he uncovered about how & why this fight happened, what got Vince McMahon involved, what the original finish was supposed to be and why it changed, and how fans and media reacted to it at the time.
He's a legend, a pioneer, and held the World Championship for 12 years! Bruno Sammartinos on TIJ! It's an epic interview covering Bruno's childhood in Italy, including how he lived in a cave in the mountains for 2 years to escape the Nazis in WWII before finally emigrating to the United States. He explains how he discovered bodybuilding as a teen, when he first met Arnold Schwarzenegger, why he turned down the NFL & the Pittsburgh Steelers to wrestle for WWF and Vince McMahon, and how he became World Champ. You'll hear why he was blackballed from pro-wrestling, how he found his way back, what he thinks about his own WWE Hall of Fame induction, and how he ended up in a ring wrestling an orangutan! He's also sharing stories about some of his incredible matches with the likes of Ivan Koloff, Killer Kowalski, Bill Watts, and Larry Zbyszko.
Jose Mangin is the Ambassador of Heavy Metal, and the man responsible for what you hear on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal channel! He was also the brains behind Ozzy's Boneyard at the personal request of Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne! He smoked weed with Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott as a teen, introduced Metallica at The Big Four show in NYC at the behest of James Hetfield, and got the best stage advice from Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Hear how Jose went from being a chemistry major and future pharmacist to the modern day Eddie Trunk of the metal scene! And find out why Jose credits Howard Stern with changing his life!
Big Show returns to TIJ, and this time he's telling stories about his short-lived boxing career, his WWE angle with Floyd Mayweather, The Undertaker's retirement, working with Hulk Hogan, the reason why his Wrestlemania match with Shaq didnt actually happen, putting together matches with Macho Man Randy Savage, what he loves about the WWE cruiserweight division, and why on earth he let Jinder Mahal bodyslam him! Show's also talking about his incredible 90+ pound weight loss, and his newfound abs! Hear the details of his diet, nutrition & workout plans, and what (or maybe "who") really motivated him to drop weight.
Talk N Shop presented by TIJ is back and worse than ever! Y2J, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and special rotating fourth Primo Colon, got drunk in Germany, and you'll never guess who showed up to add to the ridiculousness - ANTHRAX! Not much to say here except that they somehow got Primo's dad, famous Puerto Rico wrestling promoter Carlos Colon, to answer the phone AND book Reptile! Not kidding. There might be partial stories about Bruiser Brody, Dick Murdoch, and Abdullah The Butcher. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Gordie Canuck join the debauchery. Gives new meaning to #WorstPodcastEver.
Rachel Stavis is a real-life exorcist, and communicates with entities not of this world (who aren't necessarily ghosts or spirits of the dead). She tells her chilling tale right here on TIJ - when she realized she had this ability, and how she started doing exorcists for people. She talks about the varying degree of malevolent entities shes encountered, and whether she's ever feared for her own life. You'll hear about some of her more troubling cases, and why what she does has nothing to do with religion or the church.
Today is the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album, and the Fab Three - Y2J, the Winery Dogs Mike Portnoy, and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante - are reuniting to discuss this historic, groundbreaking album. They breakdown the recording, the songwriting, and the track listing. They discuss the LSD influence on the Beatles creativity, and what role The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" album may have played in the Beatles' creative process. They name their favorite and least favorite songs on the album, and ponder what may have happened to The Beatles if manager Brian Epstein had not died.
Paul Is Dead is one of the biggest urban legends and conspiracies in rock & roll history! The idea that Paul McCartney died in the 60s and was replaced by an imposter had many clues to back it up (some of which may have been planted by The Beatles themselves)! And that's why noted rock historian, author, and Beatles expert, the late, great R. Gary Patterson joins TIJ (in what was probably his last interview) to kick off Beatles week in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album! Gary has the story behind how the Paul Is Dead rumor got started, and walks us through many of the clues on the "Sgt Pepper's" album that seemed to perpetuate the myth. He also sheds some insight on a couple of other big music conspiracies involving Buddy Holly's plane crash, and Pink Floyd's tie to the "Wizard Of Oz."
When Dean Ambrose met Jeff Hardy for the first time, it was basically backstage at Monday Night RAW in Kansas City, and it's documented right here on TIJ! Find out how and why this historic meet-up came together, and listen in as Y2J, Hardy, and Ambrose share some behind-the-scenes stories from their respective careers including the Broken Universe, The Final Deletion, Dean & Y2J's potted plant angle, the destruction of the light-up jacket, and a seesaw spot that went completely wrong. They also get into UFOs, big foot, crop circles, and the paranormal! Plus, be among the first to hear the first single from Jeff Hardy's band, PeroxWhy?Gen!
Pro Surfer Matt Meola grew up on Maui surfing the big waves at Jaws! Hes since gone on to surf around the world and shares some of his favorite spots, best tricks, and the reason why he doesnt compete. Hes also got a scary near-death surfing experience, a couple of shark stories, and a funny exchange with Kelly Slater.
Today is the 25th Anniversary of Chris Jericho's favorite KISS album, "Revenge!" And coincidentally, today is also the anniversary of Paul Stanley's 3rd appearance on TIJ! He's back to talk "Revenge" - from the writing and recording of the album to what inspired guitarist Bruce Kulick's amazing playing to working with legendary producer Bob Ezrin to losing drummer Eric Carr before the album was finished. Paul explains why "Revenge" was such a game-changer not only for KISS, but also for his & Gene Simmons' relationship. And if you wanna know how he ended up working with Ace Frehley just last year, you'll hear that too! Plus, is there a future KISS studio album in the works? Paul will tell you himself.
Jinder Mahal is the number one contender for Randy Orton's WWE Championship on Smackdown, and he's gonna tell you why he thinks he's got a good chance at taking it at Sunday's Backlash event. You'll also hear details on why he originally left WWE, what brought him back, how he got teamed up with the Bollywood Boys, and why he personally hated the Three Man Band gimmick. And he's got tons of stories about working & traveling with Great Khali!
WWE RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss makes her TIJ debut, and brings tales of purple hair, CosPlay, The Arnold Classic, and NXT. She's a horror movie fan, does a wicked Dusty Rhodes impersonation, and was a country music singer for about 5 minutes. She's got a great story about how she got to WWE, and lots of details on bodybuilding and competition. She loves working with Bayley, says Nia Jax is her best friend, and remembers her first-ever match which happened to be with Sasha Banks.
It's the Second Annual Summer Movie Preview with Team Tiger Awesome, but the question remains, do ANY of this Summer's most anticipated, potential blockbusters ACTUALLY get reviewed? Odds are 50-50 that you'll hear anything useful about "The Mummy," "Spiderman," "Wonder Woman," "Alien Covenant," "Baywatch," "The War Of The Planet Of The Apes" or "Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2." But what you WILL hear is plenty of useless trivia about Kick Axe, Tom Cruise, Brendan Frasier, Margot Kidder, and the true nature of Peter Parker. There are also a couple of crazy stories involving Mickey Rourke, Mundy and The Rock, and celebrity golf with Josh Duhamel.
Drax The Destroyer is back in theaters in "Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2," and that means Dave Bautista returns to TIJ!! He's been really freakin' busy shooting all sorts of movies since he was last on the pod, and he's got tales about them all - "Blade Runner" with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, the James Bond film "Spectre" with Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz, "Escape Plan 2" with Sylvester Stallone, "Heist" with Robert DeNiro and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and a movie with Jody Foster! Dave's also got plenty of stories from the set of Guardians 2, the real reason Drax never wears a shirt, and why he's not the biggest fan of Baby Groot! Plus, Dave's talking WWE, and whether he may return for one final run, and under what circumstances.
Kiefer Sutherland brings the A-list, and his A-game to TIJ! He's talking "24" and Jack Bauer, saving the country as US President Tom Kirkman on "Designated Survivor," playing a complete dick in "Stand By Me," and a troubled vampire in "The Lost Boys." He's explaining orange hair, career longevity, the reality of 9/11 in the world of TV, appreciating his famous father's incredible body of work, and his love of David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. He's also sharing stories about his band, his tour, his songwriting process, and his debut solo album, "Down In A Hole."
Method Man is one of the founding members of the Wu Tang Clan, the co-host of the new TBS TV show, "Drop The Mic," and played himself on the Netflix Marvel series, "Luke Cage." He's got the 411 on all that! Plus, stories from Wu Tang's early days, how he got his name, meeting Eazy-E, TuPac's murder, and hanging with Biggie. You'll hear Method's take on the whole East Coast vs West Coast rap rivalry! And he's a huge pro-wrestling fan (since childhood), and he's got a real good reason why Rowdy Roddy Piper is "his guy."
WWE star Samoa Joe (the only Samoan not related to any other Samoan pro-wrestler) has had quite a year since last appearing on this pod! He left TNA, signed with NXT, and finally made his long-awaited debut at WWE! It's an incredible journey... one that involved a Paul Heyman twitter exchange, Godzilla movies, Arn Anderson, and a last-minute shopping trip to find a suit! And in between all of that, there was an awesome Takeover Toronto, some stories about the Inoki Dojo and Shinsuke Nakamura, and details about growing up in Surf City USA (aka Huntington Beach, Cali).
Rico Constantino won "American Gladiators," worked with the Secret Service, has two WWE Tag Team Championships, spent 2 years as a personal bodyguard to TV Evangelist Benny Hinn, and had THE best mutton chops in the biz! He's got stories about Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bubba Dudley, Trish Stratus, Mark Henry, and Dory Funk! And you'll hear how he went from the WWE to wrestling in Japan to becoming a police officer!
Tanked Is Jericho! Custom aquarium designers to the stars, Wayde King and Brett Raymer, who also star in Animal Planet's hit reality show, "Tanked," bring their fish tank skills to the Jericho home and the TIJ podcast! They've built custom tanks for everyone from KISS to Betty White to Marshawn Lynch to Tracy Morgan to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Hear about some of their more challenging projects, surprise onsite pranks, and ingenious ideas! Plus, find out how they got started, what goes into their custom designs, where they first teamed up with Jericho, and which one got to try on the infamous Y2J light-up jacket!