John Pollock sits down with Smash Wrestling promoter and performer Sebastian Suave to chat about the Smash’s recent TV deal with Fight Network, working with other independent promoters, the state of the independents, the few “needle movers” out there, the positives & negatives of the WWE’s impact and Smash’s upcoming Super Showdown V event in Toronto.
John Pollock chats with former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts about his book “Best Seat In The House” (which is also available as an audio book now). The two chat about the highs and lows with the WWE, his relationship with key people in the company, Paul Levesque’s role as a leader, The Undertaker’s streak ending, Mauro Ranallo returning to the WWE, his experiences with bullying within the company and lots more.
John Pollock speaks with Ring of Honor’s Flip Gordon about his decision to sign with ROH, leaving Montana to train in New England, earning a scholarship in mascotting, his appearances on “Being the Elite” and his goal to achieve over the next year.
Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski speaks with Kenny Omega about his Wrestle Kingdom match with Kazuchika Okada and rematch at Dominion, the injury to Katsuyori Shibata, recent matches with Tomohiro Ishii and how “Strong Style” is being intepreted as.
Impact Wrestling/Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions president Ed Nordholm speaks to The LAW’s John Pollock in this 35-minute 2017 interview. Nordholm discusses Anthem’s battle for the acquisition of Impact with Billy Corgan, dealing with Dixie Carter in the ownership transition, how he partnered up with Jeff Jarrett, Impact’s ongoing issues with The Hardys and WWE over the “Broken” characters, their current relationship with Ring of Honor, plans for global expansion through partnerships with NOAH and AAA, plus much more.
John Pollock chats with Adam Cole about this Friday’s big singles match with Hiroshi Tanahashi at ROH’s War of the Worlds, his free agency and how he is approaching his major decision, working Kyle O’Reilly at the Tokyo Dome, the rise of the independent draws and tons more in this discussion.
John Pollock chats for 40-minutes with Pat Laprade, the co-author of “Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History & Rise of Women’s Wrestling” as they discuss the complicated legacies of Billy Wolfe & The Fabulous Moolah, the way history remembers Mildred Burke, the WWE’s role of promoting women during the Attitude Era as compared to today and lots more.
Jason Agnew chats with Allie from Impact Wrestling to discuss the popularity of the character, how it was pitched to her, working with David Lagana, the departure of Maria Kanellis, performing as a “non-wrestler” and the upcoming SMASH Wrestling show in Toronto.
John Pollock chats with NXT champion Bobby Roode about his rematch with Shinsuke Nakamura at Takeover this weekend, where he was one-year ago and re-discovering his passion, the pressure of the NXT locker room, Kurt Angle going into the Hall of Fame and more.
John Pollock chats with new ROH champion Christopher Daniels about his title win at the 15th Anniversary card, the reaction from his peers, the motivation behind his promos over the past year, last year’s Ladder War, putting the match together and the state of the ROH locker room.
John Pollock speaks with Kurt Angle about his upcoming Hall of Fame induction in Orlando, leaving TNA last year and their recent changes, his addiction issues and his rock bottom point, wanting to wrestle again for the WWE and more.
John Pollock catches up with Matt Riddle to chat his rapid progress within professional wrestling, the decision to leave MMA, his feelings on WWE/NXT, recent match with Katsuyori Shibata, comparisons to Kurt Angle, CM Punk’s UFC future and more.
John Pollock & Wai Ting speak with Colt Cabana about the “Wrestling Road Diaries 3” documentary, the making of the doc, the comedic style of wrestling and contrasting this doc to the first two. Cabana also speaks on his return to Ring of Honor last year and the latest on the lawsuit filed by Dr. Chris Amann against Cabana and CM Punk.
Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski chats with Cody Rhodes ahead of his appearance for Smash Wrestling this Sunday in Etobicoke, Ontario. The two discuss the status of Cody using the “Rhodes” name, his exit from the WWE, working as Stardust, “The List”, being a true independent contractor, his recent work with TNA, whether he would attend the finals of the Dusty Classic and lots more.
John Pollock speaks with Jim Ross for 40 minutes on the fallout from SummerSlam, the injury to Finn Balor, Brock Lesnar’s relationship with the rest of the WWE locker room, the reaction to UFC 202 and how Conor McGregor connected with the wrestling audience and many projects that Ross has on the go.
John Pollock speaks with the voice of Ring of Honor Kevin Kelly about the upcoming ROH Global Wars pay-per-view, his recent call of NJPW Invasion Attack with Steve Corino, the Tetsuya Naito title win, the injury to Cody Hall and reacting to the injury on the broadcast, the growth of ROH since the Sinclair purchase, Colt Cabana’s return and lots more.
John Pollock chats with Quinn “Moose” Ojinakaa about his rise in Ring of Honor, his decision to pursue a career in the industry, learning under Curtis Hughes and Scott D’Amore, his first appearance for ROH, the “Moose” nickname, working in Japan and much.
Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski catches up with Stan “The Lariat” Hansen to chat his recent induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, stories he didn’t have time to share during his speech, influences on his career, his legacy in Japan, the passing of Blackjack Mulligan and much more.
John Pollock speaks with Dean Ambrose ahead of WrestleMania this Sunday and his No Holds Barred Street Fight with Brock Lesnar, working with Terry Funk last week on Raw, his match with Triple H at Roadblock in Toronto and more
John Pollock catches up with Kurt Angle to discuss his departure from TNA and the decision behind it, his future in professional wrestling, struggles TNA is facing, the locker room, his relationship with Bellator and Scott Coker, whether he will ever fight and his appearance for WrestleCentre in Halifax next month.
Jason Agnew speaks with Joey Ryan about his viral video success, the creation of the YouPorn Plex, his work with Lucha Underground and feedback on Male vs. Female matches they promote, his work on the wrestling themed episode of “Fuller House” and wrestling for Smash Wrestling this week.
John Pollock speaks with Jim Ross about his debut with New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV, his new role with CBS Sports calling boxing, the return of Shane McMahon to the WWE and match with The Undertaker, his work schedule and his post WWE career.
John Pollock speaks with Anthony Carella a.k.a. Santino Marella about the latest news regarding his health, whether he expects to ever return to the ring, a role he has pitched to the WWE, launching Battle Arts Academy in Mississauga, Ontario, his background in Judo, working with Rip Rogers in OVW, the Boris Alexiev character and being called up to the main roster in 2007.
John Pollock gives his Live Audio Wrestling Sept. 6, 2015 update including a Bret Hart interview and more.
TNA’s Andy Barton chats their expansion into India, ROH Final Battle tonight, Hero vs. Storm this weekend, notes from GSP announcement, FOX 9 card.
We have new interviews posted with Kevin Kelly and Joe Koff of ROH, an update on what is happening to Spike TV in Canada, new Review-An-Impact & more.
John Pollock speaks with Alberto Del Rio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Ricky Steamboat, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, The Shield, Layla and more.
John Pollock chats with former WWE creative team members Alex Greenfield and Court Bauer for close to an hour on the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 29.
John Pollock chats with performer and promoter Anthony Kingdom James about his years working all over the world, the crazy independent scene in the mid to late 90s’, his current promotion the UNION of Professional Wrestlers, crazy angles he was a part of and one that was turned down and lots more
Catch the trailer of the forthcoming documentary James is working on alongside John Chipman and donate at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/148828[video]http://vimeo.com/44802482[/video]
This past Sunday night TNA Champion Bobby Roode stopped by The LAW to promote this Sunday’s ‘Destination X’ (presented by Viewer’s Choice in Canada) pay-per-view he headlines against Austin Aries. The full interview is up on the website and also on iTunes (subscribe to ‘Live Audio Wrestling’). Here are a few excerpts from the interview:
On his first singles run after Team Canada broke up:
In hindsight, I honestly thought that when I broke off from Team Canada, I was gonna get that push. I was starting to be elevated slowly; I obviously had that match with Jeff Jarrett, I had a run with Booker T, and I was right on the brink. That extra push, I think, would have put me through the top, and I think for whatever reason it didn’t happen. Now, when I got the opportunity to step away from Beer Money, I kinda remembered that, and I wanted to really make the best of the opportunity that I had as a singles competitor, and really stand out. Whether I had two minutes on TV or twenty minutes on TV, I wanted to be remembered. I wanted that segment to be remembered; I wanted to be the best thing on the television show; I wanted to entertain people, and really show what I had to prove. I think I’ve done that, and obviously being a world champion has shown that I’m able to be a top guy outside of a tag team. It’s been a learning experience, the whole thing has been a learning experience, and I continue to learn even now. It’s been different, definitely a different run than the first time.
Border Wars Preview w/ Dan Lovranski and John Pollock – http://dev.fightnetwork.com/data/podcasts/1119/2012-05-10.mp3
Kevin Kelly Interview – http://dev.fightnetwork.com/data/podcasts/1117/2012-05-09.mp3
Kevin Steen Interview – http://dev.fightnetwork.com/data/podcasts/1116/2012-05-08.mp3
Lance Storm Interview – http://dev.fightnetwork.com/data/podcasts/1113/2012-05-07.mp3
Mike Johnson of PWinsider.com chats with John Pollock for an hour on the State of Ring of Honor