FINAL 24 HOURS – VIP SALE – Just $1.21 for a full month (save 88%): Celebrate the Summer of 2021 and start with this weekend’s AEW Double or Nothing exclusive post-PPV Roundtable Podcast


Just in time to celebrate the Summer of 2021 and all the excitement that lies ahead as pro wrestling fans begin to return to fuller and fuller arenas, check out a VIP membership to see what you’ve been missing. There’s new VIP-exclusive podcasts every day, plus the Wade Keller Podcasts & Post-shows & PWTorch Dailycasts are all presented with ads and plugs edited out just for VIP members.

Whether you’re primarily a follower of WWE or prefer AEW and New Japan or a mix of older wrestling and the indy scene, we have an array of podcasts to give you immersive coverage and diverse perspectives of every slice of the wrestling world. We have shows focused on just WWE, just AEW, just ROH, just Japan, just the UK scene, and just NXT, plus shows that cover a mix of all of the above and more along with nostalgia and documentary reviews. You can mix and match which shows you listen to based on your interests at any given time and explore our backlog of 18 years of podcasts to dive into specific topics, themes, and eras.

Even if you’re not watching a lot of wrestling these days, but feel invested in keeping up on the industry through our analysis and entertainining banter with a mix of personalities and perspectives, you’ll find VIP membership valuable. While we’re hardly only about podasts – with three decades of newsletters and over 20 years of backlogged web content – we’ll tell you about our VIP Podcast benefits first.

VIP membership includes dozens of new podcasts every week that are only available to VIP members, either streaming on our VIP-exclusive ad-free, mobile-friendly website or via our RSS feed which is compatible with more apps than ever in 2021, including now Apple’s native podcast app with a single click (and no need to enter username & password to activate). Details follow, but first you can click on the link to jump right to our Express Sign-up Form. Within 90 seconds, you can have our VIP Podcast feed loaded onto your iPhone native podcast app or a ton of podcast apps on iOS and Android devices with a full detailed step-by-step VIP AUDIO RSS FEED TUTORIAL PAGE if you’re not super-tech savvy about such things.

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  • Post-PPV Roundtables: Beginning in 2003, Wade has hosted with two other PWTorch contributors/columnists post-PPV podcasts with a roundtable format. They run usually an hour or so, and become available within 90 minutes after the PPV ends, featuring three perspectives on the entire event. Typically, Todd Martin and either Rich Fann or Zack Heydorn are part of the Roundtables.

  • The Fix with Todd Martin: Todd brings passion, intellect, curiosity, and strong points of view to every week’s episode with a walk through the top happenings in WWE, AEW, NXT, New Japan, and more along with a weekly MMA segment. You need to listen to truly fully understand why this quickly becomes a podcast our VIP members say they schedule their podcast listening lives around. Oh, and VIP members say the humorous banter between Todd and Wade is a weekly VIP hightlight.

  • The Fix Mailbag: Each week VIP members send Todd & Wade questions on a wide range of topics from the WWF Attitude Era to MMA to current events in pro wrestling to his extensive knowledge of wrestling books and much more. It’s a weekly graduate-level course on pro wrestling with Todd’s strong knowledge mixed with unapologetic, well-backed points of view.

  • Everthing with Rich Fann (new in 2021): Every weekend, Wade and Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter columnist Rich Fann  discuss pro wrestling’s top stories, controversies, matches, and angles. Rich also closely follows pro wrestling’s social media and brings his perspective to real life hot-button social issues in pro wrestling including race and gender. The show is called Everything because of Rich’s vast and eclectic range of interests and deep knowledge on those interests. His areas of expertise range from New Japan and All Japan to WWE/AEW/NXT to MLW/NWA/ROH and the indy scene. They also have a recurring “Off the Beaten Path” segment exploring a clip related to pro wrestling in some way (current or way in the past) that’s quirky or notable that one or both have never seen before.

  • The Wade Keller Hotline: Every day for over 10 years, VIP members have been able to hit refresh every morning and find a new WKH with a mix of Keller’s start-to-finish summaries & analysis of Raw, Smackdown, and Dynamite, the latest news and Wade’s analysis of it, and Flashback Saturday Night episode with a collection of facsinating insider news updates and TV reviews from that week 10 and 15 years ago.

  • VIP Podcast Vault (new in 2021): Wade Keller selects key shows from the VIP vault when PWTorch first began recording podasts for subscribers before “podcast” was even a word. The current Vault shows draw from the first year of PWTorch podcasts back in 2003.


  • “The Everything Mailbag with Rich & Zack” (new in 2021): Rich Fann & PWTorch assistant editor Zack Heydorn answer listener questions on, well, anything and everything. Their friendly banter and endless curiosity to explore pro wrestling’s most facsinating topics and discuss multiple sides of controversies in a fair-minded way comes through in every episode.

  • “Radican Worldwide” hosted by Sean Radican: Sean and his cohosts cover the latest news from around the globe with an array of cohosts with various specialties including Rich Fann Brian Leahy, Zack Heydorn, Dan Kuester, and others.

  • “NXT 8 Years Back” hosted by Kelly Wells & Tom Stoup (new in 2020): Reviewing NXT from the beginning of its current format starting with the June 2012 episodes, with a new episode on the annivesary date every weekend.

  • “On the Canvas” with Zack Heydorn: A detailed examination of a single match or segment along with PPV previews every Friday from PWTorch assistant editor Zack Heydorn.

  • Alan Counihan’s weekly “Pro Wres Paradise”: Alan covers the Japan, Europe, and Indy scenes – either the news of the week or major events or historical themes such as the Greatest Wrestler debate or wrestler-focused shows on pro wrestling’s top legends.

  • Nick & Tom’s Intercontinental Adventure (new in 2021): If you’re looking for a WWE-focused show with sharp banter, strong points of view, and great historical references throughout, this weekly Saturday show is for you. Tom Colohue and Nick Barbati compare notes on the week in WWE TV and news, plus flash back to top happenings in WWE 20 years ago that week. This is a new favorite of VIP members in 2021, and if you’re looking for a satisfying, smart “WWE fix” each week, you’ll be looking forward to your Saturday afternoons with Nick & Tom.

  • WWE Then & Now (new in 2020): Frank Peteani and a mix of guest cohosts from the PWTorch contributor team review a WWE PPV from years ago through the lens of what we know now.

  • “The Podcast of Honor” with Ryan Sullivan & Tyler Sage (new in 2020): Analysis of the latest ROH news and big events, a review of the latest TV show, and exclusive interviews with ROH wrestlers, referees, announcers, and executives.

  • “The British Wrestling Report” with Will Cooling: Will brings the passion and knowledge to his comprehensive look at the European wrestling scene.

  • “New Japan Pride Podcast with Javier Machado & Friends (new in 2020): Features a weekly conversation between two New Japan fanatics, looking at the latest news, biggest matches, upcoming line-ups, and history.

  • Retro Radio Shows: A new Wade Keller-hosted “Pro Wrestling Focus” Retro Radio Show or John Arezzi-hosted Pro Wrestling Spotlight radio show every Thursday from the 1990s. Hundreds available on-demand in our archives, a new episode posted on the VIP podcast feed every Thursday.

  • Special Torch Talk podcasts such as the comprehensive and newsbreaking Tony Khan and Jon Moxley interviews in 2019.

  • There are also VIP Aftershows following some Wade Keller Podcasts and PWTorch Livecasts.

Our VIP podcasts are compatible with popular podcast apps on iPhone and Android, and we have a step-by-step guide to get you authenticated with our VIP RSS feed. We offer custom feeds for each podcast, collections of podcasts, and by theme (such as current events and nostalgia). You can preview the main VIP RSS feed (, but you won’t be able to download or stream the podcasts without an activated VIP password. As a member, you can also stream our VIP podcasts right from our ad-free VIP website (mobile & desktop).


PWTorch VIP membership includes immediate access to over 1,700 back issues of the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter, with a new PDF & All-Text edition from 20 years ago posted each week. Here’s an excerpt of the latest back issue’s Torch Newswire section…

•WWFE has had talks with Scott Hall and/or his agent Barry Bloom, but the message the WWF is receiving is that he isn’t in a hurry to return to a full-time schedule. In fact, sources close to Hall say he is completely content working his Japan schedule since he gets paid well for so few dates and he is not the least bit interested in working 200-plus dates per year anymore. Some in the WWF see this as Hall’s playing hardball with the WWF for a sweeter deal, but others believe Hall seriously is in no hurry since he has been sober of alcohol for a while now and doesn’t want to regress due to any added stress or pressure. Hall is considered a vital part of a WCW relaunch. If Hall were signed, it would help WWFE in its negotiations with TNN for the WCW timeslot.

•Although the progress on the WCW relaunch has been slow, there has not been serious consideration given to bringing many of the WCW wrestlers who are under contract onto WWF TV before the relaunch. One exception… [Go VIP to keep reading PRO WRESTLING TORCH BACK ISSUE #655 – MAY 26, 2021…]

So when you Go VIP, you can settle in and read behind the scenes details, lengthy insider original “Torch Talk” interviews Wade has conducted with pro wrestling’s top stars and most controversial or fascinating figures, read hard-hitting editorials, review star ratings for virtually every PPV match the last 34 years, and more in our Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter back issue collection.

Oh, as an added perk, our website goes ad-free for VIP members. VIP members have exclusive access to our slick, fast-loading, ad-free website on their desktop, laptop, and phones.

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