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New in 2021, the PWTorch VIP Podcasts are now available in the native Apple Podcasts app on iPhone and iPad, with compatibility with Apple Car Play, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. You don’t even need to enter a username and password. It’s the quickest, easiest, most convenient method yet to enjoy our vast VIP podcast selection.
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NEW 2021 VIP PODCAST LINE-UP
Our revised 2021 VIP Podcast line-up includes these additional new series:
•Everything with Rich Fann hosted by Wade Keller: This is our new signature weekend series that stands out as different from any other podcast we’ve done before, with PWTorch columnist Rich Fann’s perspective on several key stories of the week plus topics that aren’t necessarily on everyone’s radar, plus a fun “Off the Beaten Path” segment at the end where Rich assigns Wade something a bit different to watch (current or from the past) that he hasn’t seen before and they discuss the context and Wade reacts to what he watched.
•The Everything Mailbag w/Rich Fann & Zack Heydorn: Rich and Zack get together to answer emails from VIP members reacting to content on the main weekend Everything with Rich Fann podcast.
•Nick & Tom’s Intercontinental Adventure: This WWE-focused weekend show features longtime PWTorch contributor Tom Colohue and PWTorch Smackdown Hits & Misses author Nick Barbati for a spirited, passionate, and sometimes combative (in a friendly way!) battle of takes on the week’s top stories, segments, and matches in WWE. They close with a look back at the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter’s coverage of WWE 20 years ago that week in the latest back issue posted online for VIP members.
•The VIP Podcast Vault: A new series features the earliest VIP podcasts going back to 2003 including the very first Wade Keller Hotlines, Post-PPV Roundtables, Current Event Roundtables, and other VIP-exclusive podcast series, with new introductions by Wade Keller reflecting in 2021 on those early shows.
Those new series are in addition to our existing top shelf variety of shows. For a full list of current shows and more on VIP benefits (including ad-free access to PWTorch.com’s articles, ad-free versions of the Wade Keller Podcasts & Post-shows and Dailycasts, 30+ years of Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter back issues, and 100s of retro radio shows from the 1990s), CLICK HERE.
NEW TESTIMONIALS FROM VIP MEMBERS
“Good job with the new shows. ‘Everything with Rich & Wade’ and ‘Nick & Tom’s Intercontinental Adventure’ already seem like two of the better shows.”
“Thank you for all the new content – in my opinion the PWTorch VIP content feels fresher at the moment than it has felt in a while. I really enjoy it. Also, Rich Fann seems to be such a nice and smart guy!”
-Christoph from Germany
“Todd and Wade put out a terrific show every single time that covers all major Pro Wrestling and MMA, so it’s a one-stop-shop for everything I care about every week.
Their breakdown of the psychology and business presentation of pro wrestling and MMA is delivered with a humor and smart insight that I love start to finish. They are a legitimate comedy team and that’s just a compliment to the great analysis they bring. They have terrific chemistry and Wade’s dry humor is laugh-out-loud funny and really shines with Todd. You can tell how much they enjoy doing the show and it’s contagious to the listener.
Todd Martin is, without question, the best critical mind covering both wresting and MMA today and he just gets better every week. The Fix alone is worth my VIP membership. Get fixed!!!!”
“I’ve been a VIP member for almost a year with it quite possibly the best decision I’ve made. I look forward to The Fix every week out of all the great shows available. Thank you both for all the amazing work and fantastic content. GO V I P!”
“Thanks for all the content. The Fix is my favorite piece of media that I consume each week.”
“I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for the effort in getting the VIP podcast RSS feeds working for the native Apple Podcasts app. It may be a small thing to some, but this is an absolute game-changer for me. Being somewhat minimalist, I never really wanted to download or purchase a second podcast app on my iPhone or iPad and instead I would use the web to listen to each podcast. This was super clunky. Now that everything is working in the native Apple Podcasts app, I can’t tell how valuable that is to me as a Torch subscriber. As always, thanks for all you do!”
“I truly appreciate your thoughtful analysis and witty banter and The Fix is the clear highlight of my weekly podcast life.”
-Stephen Boulware of Bloomington, Minn.
“Everyone Go VIP! Loving some of the new podcasts.”
-John from Tennessee
“The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Post-show is my Wednesday night staple. Wade and a guest cohost cover every aspect of Wednesday Night Dynamite. It’s not your typical match by match TV report. They go in depth on all the matches, angles, and booking direction. It’s always a great evaluation of the promotion as a whole.
My other go-to is ‘The Fix Mailbag.’ Wade and Todd have a great chemistry and always makes me laugh. They cover a wide variety of topics that always keeps the show fresh and distinguishes it from any other wrestling podcast. Every episode of The Fix is archived and the variety of topics discussed make it relevant, no matter when you listen.
Appreciate all the work you guys do, a Torch VIP subscription is such a value and a big part of my daily routine.”
-Jonathan of Hoover, Ala.
“Thanks for all you do. I know it’s corny, but your VIP Podcasts and Post-shows have legitimately improved the quality of my life over the years.”
“I’ve been a VIP Torch subscriber for several years now. Some of the benefits I enjoy as a VIP subscriber to the Torch include the ad-free podcasts, Post-show PPV Roundtables, and the ‘Wade Keller Hotline’ updates. In my opinion, the subscription pays for itself with the weekly ‘Fix with Todd Martin,’ an absolute blast of a show that mixes in current events, interesting discussions on past shows, and behind the scenes information on what was occurring at the time of famous or infamous booking. The rapport between Wade and Todd keeps the show moving well and the Fix Mailbag questions are fun. The podcasts and articles from Travis Bryant, Rich Fann, Greg Parks, and Cameron Hawkins are tremendous and real standouts in the Torch’s weekly content as well.”
-Joey in Pittsburgh, Pa.
“Thanks as always for everything you do, and keeping me (somewhat) sane during this year with not being out and about in the city, working from home, and not seeing people.”
“The Fix alone is worth the PWTorch VIP subscription price. Todd Martin and ‘Heel’ Wade Keller’s mix of humor, their chemistry, and their wealth of information on the business are second to none. Their first session is a recap of the week and TV reviews and then second session of the Mailbag is a highlight of the week, and my favorite podcast.
With most people being more home-bound this past year and not seeing friends and family, their banter are like hanging out with old friends for a couple hours each week even though I’ve never met them. I literally (and yes, I do mean literally, not figuratively) laugh out loud at least a couple times per week.
With WrestleMania season approaching, plus the Raw, Smackdown, AEW weekly Post-shows, the VIP Roundtables after PPVs, and the rest of the team’s podcasts and VIP website access, it’s the best value in entertainment for me. This includes streaming services dollar-for-dollar!”
-Sean from N.Y.
“There isn’t a podcast I look forward to more than ‘The Fix with Todd and Wade.’ Thanks to both of you for your time and all you do for the wrestling fans around the globe.”
-D.J. from Detroit now living in Phoenix
“I have been VIP since 2010 and it’s been a treat since day one. You are a masterful journalist and your advances with technology are always ahead of the curve. Your analysis is incredible, and methodical discussions are very entertaining. You and Todd Martin on ‘The Fix’ are the gold standard, never allowing me to miss a week of The Fix for fear I’d miss your expert evaluations, discussions, not to mention hysterical humor and always solid TV show recommendations. Most important, you have allowed me to stay close to a passion I love. #I’dPayMore”
-Joe from New York
“Thank you for all the new content. In my opinion, the PWTorch content feels fresher at the moment than it has felt in a while. I really enjoy it. Also, Rich seems to be such a nice and smart guy!”
-Christoph from Germany
“I was non-VIP for about a year, but I made the switch for two main reasons. First, the analysis from the contributors is excellent. Second, most importantly, is I developed what I believe to be a friendship with many said contributors. Not a day goes by where I don’t interact with a contributor (usually contributors) from the Torch through Twitter of DMs, and it has led to invitations to be on several Torch Dailycasts multiple times. On a less personal note, the VIP-exclusive shows alone are worth the yearly price.”
-Bruce Lee, PhD from Seattle
“I enjoy listening to The Fix every week because it’s a show that has intelligent discussion about what happened in pro wrestling and MMA that week, but it also doesn’t take itself too seriously. Sometimes it just feels like two friends talking about wrestling and with a weekly mailbag you get to join in too.
These days I mostly only watch AEW Dynamite and PPVs, but it’s still nice to hear about WWE, New Japan, and UFC in case something is worth watching in the future. On Friday and Saturday doing something mundane like driving to work or walking my dog is much more enjoyable because of The Fix. As a subscriber, if you only listen to The Fix you’re getting ten hours of good content a month, I recommend it to anyone looking for a wrestling podcast.
-Mike from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“As I constantly say, a subscription to PWTorch is well worth the money. When Wade and Todd Martin call out the nonsensical happenings in wrestling on The Fix, it’s entertainment, pal! The Post-shows are a great way to have our opinions voiced. I would let my WWE Network subscription go before I would let the PWTorch VIP subscription expire, hands down!
-Kevin from Elkin, N.C.
“I’ve been a subscriber around 7 years now. The Fix is my favorite show you produce. I like the format, tone, and duration of the show. I enjoy Todd’s perspective and I think you compliment each other incredibly well. I’ve listened to other podcasts where the host likes the sound of his own voice a bit too much, but you get the balance perfect where you present the subject for Todd to elaborate on.
I always enjoy the PPV Roundtable, so much so that I now tend to listen to your audio first then pick and choose which match I watch based on your opinions.
I’ve recently started listening to the ‘NXT 8 Years Back’ pod and I’m an instant fan. I listen to the Wade Keller Hotline most days but Raw and Smackdown reviews are a must listen every week.”
-Alun Thomas of Anglesey, North Wales, UK
“I was an avid listener to Steve Austin’s podcast and your first appearance lead me to the Dailycast. From the Dailycast to VIP. I look forward to the Wade Keller Post-shows as much (AEW) if not more than (Raw/Smackdown) the wrestling shows.
Since I joined PWTorch VIP, ‘The Fix with Todd Martin’ has been my favorite show. The chemistry between Wade and Todd is fantastic. The back and forth banter is hilarious, witty, entertaining, and informative. ‘Mark for edit’ cracks me up every time. For the longest time I thought Todd deserved my $9.99 a month until ‘Everything’ happened.
Rich Fann has been on the top of my list for co-host on WKPWP. His insight and perspective is greatly appreciated. I feel like Wade and Rich are long-time friends and we get to hear a conversation hanging out. I’m very interested in how the show progresses and grows.
Wade, thank you for all the great content you put out each and every day.
-Jeff from Syracuse, N.Y.
“I first came to know of you and your brand thanks to your periodic appearances on Stone Cold’s podcast – he spoke very well of you and you sounded like you had a strong rapport with him. As the age-old adage goes, if you’re good enough for SCSA, you’re good enough for me 🙂 That said, after years of consuming the Dailycast and your Raw and Smackdown post-shows on the free side, I finally decided to listen to the late, great Stuart Scott and jump head first into the ‘if some is good, then more is better’ way of thinking.
Since becoming VIP over a year ago, I have loved everything about the Torch: the respect for varying viewpoints, the variety of guest and regular hosts, the cornerstone shows, and your fearlessness in generating new shows/content even in a saturated marketplace. I continue to talk proudly of the strong culture and welcoming community you have worked so hard to cultivate across your brand, whether on my own social media or as a sometimes-guest host on the PWT Talks NXT podcast. As a college professor of sport marketing and management, I often use the Torch as a case-study in my discussions of branding – brand equity, brand associations, brand community… you really do check all the boxes.
I have loved the new ‘Everything with Rich and Wade’ show, Kelly Wells and Tom Stoup always give me something to ponder on ‘NXT 8 Years Back,’ and as a former New Yorker, hearing Frank Peteani’s voice always makes me long for home. Thanks for allllll of your hard work – I (and the rest of your fans) really appreciate it!”
-K-C/The Professor from Dubuque, Iowa
“I want to thank you for all of the amazing content. I became a VIP about a year and a half ago because once a month was not enough for hearing The Fix. I needed to hear it every week. Since then I’ve fully dived into the VIP experience. I don’t know how I would have made it this past shitty year without you and your amazing crew. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“I’ve been a happy VIP member for over 8 years. VIP is the best 10 bucks I spend every month. The content is unbeatable. The nightly Wade Keller Hotlines are great, especially Ask the Editor. Getting the Wade Keller Post-shows and Wade Keller Podcasts ad-free is a major perk. Post-PPV Roundtables are a great listen.
The Fix with Todd and Wade are my favorite podcasts to listen to every week (and I listen to A LOT of podcasts). Overall, the selection is unbeatable, and there’s plenty of content for everyone no matter what your wrestling interests are.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter this week; the content is top-shelf. Thank you.”
“I am a brand new VIP member. I finally decided to kick the tires on it and I am really liking it. Plus it is good to support a small local business right now. Thanks for watching WWE for me so I don’t have to!”
-Chris from Minneapolis, Minn.
“Wade, I just wanted to praise your show and your website. I have to say that I tried to take a break after about 12 years only watching and listening to your audio shows. But I went to another website and it was one of the most unorganized experiences ever. I have no clue what I was getting when I subscribed as opposed to the free visitors. Keep doing what you are doing. Sometimes exploring other options allows one to realize how good they really had it. PWTorch VIP is very organized and clearly delineates what I get as a member vs. not a member.”
“Your podcasts take me away from everything that is going on in the world and, if truth be told, it’s helped my mood on so many levels. Thank you for making podcasts. It really does help people just forget about stuff and give us a chance to unwind in something that brings us soo much joy.”
-Graham from Newcastle, England
“I’ve been a listener since 2012. I was always what you might call an ‘insider fan’ but it wasn’t until me and my friends splashed out and got tickets to WrestleMania 28 in Miami that I decided to take the plunge and immerse myself in all the content I could. After searching ‘wrestling’ in the old iTunes I found PWTorch. I still remember the treadmill I was on when I listened to the episode (you and Jason Powell).
In the the last 8 years the voices of you and your team have been in my ears in 8 different countries – on planes, ships and cars, on good days, bad days, and even the morning of my wedding day.
I was a 22 year old single guy when I first listened and now I’m a 30 year old married man living in a different country (UK-USA). Speaking of which, most recently you and your team kept me calm during my immigration proceedings (18 stressful months) and this is the reason I wanted to reach out and say thank you to you and the entire PWT Team.”
“I went VIP earlier this year and am enjoying it a lot. I cancelled the WWE Network in protest of Blood Money 2 and I didn’t even watch WrestleMania this year, but I still feel well connected to pro wrestling thanks in part to your podcasts.”
-Eric in Charlotte, N.C.
“Wade, your voice apparently has a soothing effect on my six-week-old newborn son, as I’ve discovered listening to your podcasts out loud while trying to rock him to sleep or carry around on my shoulder for what seems to be hours, works wonders. Thank you and you may have a future making money on YouTube instead of people using 10 hour white noise and nursery music. Good luck! (I won’t even charge 10 percent for the suggestion).”
-Frank Romeo of Newtown, Pa.
“I have been VIP for several months and cannot fault the quality, richness, and diversity of your wrestling content.”
-Howard (not Sydney) from Sydney, Australia
“I must tell you that you are extremely professional in every area of your work. I have nothing but fabulous things to say about you and your website. Keep up that awesome work. I’ll be a VIP member for life!”
“VIP is not only a game changer, but a life changer. Go VIP!”
“I have been a VIP member for a few months now and The Fix has easily become the audio highlight of my week. I am constantly impressed by your deep analysis, and have come to the conclusion that the two of you are by far the most qualified people to help me find an answer to something that has been bugging me for a very long time.”
“I love the show and everyone should subscribe to PWTorch VIP. It’s truly the best in wrestling podcasting out there.”
-Al from Olympia
“The Fix is the best podcast in wrestling and I don’t think anyone can call themselves a true fan of pro wrestling fan if they don’t have a PWTorch VIP membership! Thanks, and keep up the fantastic work.”
-Alister of Melbourne, Australia
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