• Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #90: Trimming Down The AEW Roster

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Adam Berger to play a game where they discuss 20 active AEW roster members and must choose to eliminate eight of them from AEW. The guys discuss the value of creating more TV time for other wrestlers, the history of talent shifting between different promotions, and some stars who have peaked in AEW and may improve if they move on to another promotion.

    2h 11m - Jul 15, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #89: AEW and WWE Business Discussion With Brandon Thurston

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by his old friend Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics to discuss current AEW and WWE business trends, Tony Khan's leadership of AEW, rebuilding AEW with new stars, the sustainability of WWE's current success, the differences between Paul Levesque and Vince McMahon and a lot more.

    1h 33m - Jun 25, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #88: What Is AEW's Identity?

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined once again by Warren Hayes of the Mr. Warren Hayes show, as they discuss the identity of AEW five years into the company's existence. They discuss what has changed since the company first started, if the company has become too WWE-like, the need to elevate new stars, and the challenges of evolving a wrestling product over the years in an organic way.

    1h 29m - Jun 3, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #87: We Need To Talk About Paul Levesque At The Backlash Presser

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is by himself to talk about Paul Levesque's comments during the Backlash press conference, where Levesque reacted poorly to a question about Drew Gulak, and described both Fightful and ProWrestling Insider as not credible outlets. Jesse talks about how Levesque responded so poorly, why the reporter who asked the question should be applauded, and why media members who reacted so poorly to Levesque's criticisms should be ashamed.

    33m - May 6, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #86: AEW's First Black World Champion

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Lyric Swinton of the Maps and Graps podcast, and Dani, owner of BlackGirlWrestling.com to discuss Swerve Strickland winning the AEW World Championship, the significance of AEW crowning its first Black world champion, the current state of Black talent in AEW, and an overall discussion of race and representation in the company.

    1h 40m - May 1, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #85: The "Last Year" of Bryan Danielson

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Kevin Hare of Voices of Wrestling to talk about the final full year of Bryan Danielson. The guys discuss what makes Danielson such a great wrestler, how he stands out from the rest of his contemporaries, the impact of his WWE run on his career, and if he is the most beloved wrestler of the 21st Century.

    2h 6m - Apr 15, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #84: WrestleMania 40 Has The Biggest Main Event Since....?

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Josh Nason, contributing editor for F4Wonline.com to discuss the angles that have led up to the main events of Night 1 and Night 2 of WrestleMania 40. The guys discuss the change-up WWE pulled in turning Rock heel, the drawing power and charisma of The Rock, how Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns have fared interacting with The Rock, and what they think will happen at WrestleMania.

    1h 19m - Apr 3, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #83: Samoa Joe Is World Champion, Why Did It Take This Long?

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Garrett Kidney, TNA/Impact Historian and host of the "You've Got To Be Kidding Me" podcast. The guys discuss the career of AEW World Champion Samoa Joe, who at 45 years old, has finally been pushed as a true world champion in a top promotion. They go over the consistent value Joe has brought to the table as a wrestler for the past 20+ years, why bookers have continually failed to "get" Samoa Joe, his durability as a wrestling figure, and a lot more.

    1h 45m - Mar 18, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #82: Winter Mailbag

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings answers your questions. Jesse discusses the challenges WWE may face later this year after WrestleMania, things AEW needs to do differently than WWE to stand out, rebuilding the main event scene in NJPW, why some fans don't care about match quality, and a lot more.

    1h 44m - Mar 4, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #81: Wrestling Media Post-Vince Scandal

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Trevor Dame of the ThROH the Years Podcast to discuss the fallout in wrestling media after the Vince McMahon lawsuit story broke, the impact of the Royal Rumble press conference with Paul Levesque, the pressure that was put on members of wrestling media to ask good questions, the value of having a media space that works together, if this was a turning point for how serious members of the media viewed themselves, and more.

    1h 37m - Feb 9, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #80: The Psychology Of Intense Fandom

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Dr. Eric Wesselmann, a psychology professor from Illinois State University, to discuss what makes someone a devoted fan in pop culture. They discuss the evolution of people rooting for their "side" like a sports team, why fandom has become a bigger part of personal identity, the parasocial relationships that are formed between fans and wrestlers, and more.

    1h 19m - Jan 29, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #79: Vince McMahon Accused Of Sex Trafficking

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is solo for a brief episode on the Wall Street Journal Story regarding Vince McMahon being accused of sex trafficking. Jesse breaks down some of the content in the court filing, discusses the questions raised about whether this has happened more often than is being reported, what Paul Levesque and other WWE executives could have known, and how wrestling media should handle coverage of the situation.

    27m - Jan 26, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #77: The State of Puro In 2024

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Alan4L of Pro Wrestling Torch to discuss the major topics in Japanese pro wrestling heading into 2024. The lads start by discussing WWE's potential involvement in AJPW, the crowning of Yuma Aoyagi in 2023, and what the future holds for Katushiko Nakajima. They then talk about NJPW, fallout from Wrestle Kingdom, the need to elevate new names to the main event and the latest crop of young lions. They wrap it up at the end with some talk about Dragongate and NOAH.

    2h 54m - Jan 15, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #77: Why Is AEW Less Popular With Black Fans?

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Kris Ealy of the Nubian Wrestling Advocates on Post Wrestling, to discuss recently published Nielsen data that shows AEW lagging behind WWE in terms of Black viewers. Kris talks about the portrayal of different characters in AEW, the reputation wrestling companies have for promoting Black wrestlers, how both companies can improve connections with the Black audience, and more.

    54m - Jan 5, 2024
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #76: The State Of American Wrestling Heading Into 2024

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Rich Kraetsch of the Flagship Wrestling Podcast to discuss the state of both AEW and WWE heading into the new year. They discuss AEW's need to get younger and push new stars more consistently, the historical lessons of relying on older stars, as well as WWE under Paul Levesque, the creative patterns of a Levesque-run product, WWE's lack of younger wrestlers and the potential waning optimism of WWE fans. They also talk about The Iron Claw, the recent movie released about the Von Erich family.

    2h 13m - Dec 23, 2023
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #75: How Has MJF Become AEW's Biggest Problem?

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, host Jesse Collings is joined by Warren Hayes, as they discuss the current situation involving MJF's polarizing run as babyface world champion in AEW. They talk about the issues with presenting a character similar to how WWE would present them, the inauthenticity of his babyface persona, and the reliance on melodrama between him and Adam Cole.

    1h 27m - Dec 1, 2023
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #74: Who Is Wrestler Of The Year?

    On the latest episode of the Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast, Case Lowe returns to the show to discuss the top candidates for Wrestler of the Year Awards. The guys talk about the strongest candidates, including Will Ospreay, Kazuchika Okada, Roman Reigns, Mistico, Kenny Omega and more. They also talk about the philosophy behind the award, who owned the narrative of 2023, breakout stars from the year and more.

    1h 54m - Nov 18, 2023
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #73: 2023 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame Spectacular

    In the latest episode of the GWP, host Jesse Collings is joined by VoicesofWrestling.com contributor Adam Berger, as they discuss the 2023 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame ballot. They take turns going over their most intriguing candidates, including Roman Reigns, the Young Bucks, CIMA, Hayabusa, The British Bulldogs and more. They wrap up the show with a quick glance and discussion over every candidate on the ballot and their chances of getting inducted this year.

    3h 4m - Oct 27, 2023
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #72: Is AEW Losing Its Image?

    In the latest episode of the GWP, host Jesse Collings is joined by VoicesofWrestling.com contributor Suit Williams as they discuss the current impression of AEW, and if there is a changing philosophy around the kind of product the company wants to present. They talk about the differences between 2019 and 2023, the impact of MJF's babyface run being more sports-entertainment and WWE-like, and the constant struggle the company faces to be different than WWE.

    1h 27m - Oct 14, 2023
  • Gentlemen's Wrestling Podcast #71: Fall Mailbag

    In the latest episode of the GWP, host Jesse Collings goes through a mailbag of questions from listeners. He talks about one trend he thinks is being under analyzed in wrestling, the possibility of a third major company emerging, the future of Under 30 wrestling development, wrestlers cutting promos mid-match, and a lot more.

    1h 44m - Sep 28, 2023
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