VIP AUDIO 1/2 – 10 YRS AGO Bruce Mitchell Audio (12-2-05): Flair’s road rage incident, Eddie storyline on Smackdown (68 min)

January 2, 2016

SUMMARY: PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell, with host Wade Keller, discuss in-depth the publicity in North Carolina this week regarding Ric Flair’s alleged road rage incident and the details of his divorce papers. Also, analysis of the Smackdown Special and the angle featuring Eddie Guerrero references and his car being blown up with references to Undertaker “rising from the grave.” Further analysis of what the mindset is within WWE that is leading to such questionable decisions (such as using the term “nigga” on the air this week), and how the focus on quarterly stock performance is partially to blame. Plus, a preliminary review of Vince Russo’s new book, and the departure of Frank Dickerson from TNA management and another rant about Jeff Jarrett’s undercutting of the chance of TNA making it as a viable full-time alternative to WWE. […]

VIP AUDIO 12/27 – 10 YRS AGO Real Deal with Pat McNeill (11-22-05): Should Flair’s promo have aired, Hot Five Stories, WWE rips off WCW idea (35 min)

December 28, 2015

SUMMARY: In this “Real Deal with Pat McNeill” VIP Audio Update, he talks about Ric Flair’s promo on Raw Unlimited which should have aired on USA Network, and the latest on Dusty Rhodes and…Bill Alfonso? Plus the Hot Five Stories including matches signed for Ring of Honor’s big Manhattan show, TNA’s plan to deal with sagging Impact ratings, WWE ripping off a WCW idea for use on Smackdown, and WWE’s new steroid testing policy. Also, the Indy Show Lineup of the Week as a former WCW World Champion meets a former ECW Champion in an unusual double shot, his TNA-themed Question of the Week and Listener Mail regarding Bret Hart and Randy Savage. […]

Wednesday Torch Today – Takeover post-game show, Balor talks NJPW to NXT, Triple H arrives at Takeover, Ross filming Flair ESPN special, Rock reads Mean Tweets, Rumble gag entries, Duggan signs for NFL player, Jessie lands movie lead, Quackenbush talks love of wrestling, POLL RESULTS – is Reigns’s push sustainable?

December 16, 2015

TORCH TODAY – Wednesday, December 16 – 5:30 p.m. EST: PWTorch Livecast NXT Takeover post-game show with Pat McNeill & Travis Bryant of the East Coast Cast after the Takeover special concludes. Listen live/call in at […]

VIP AUDIO 12/13 – PPV Roundtable – WWE TLC: Keller, Martin, Bryant review entire event, plus bonus UFC 194 (91 min)

December 14, 2015

SHOW SUMMARY: PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Todd Martin and PWTorch East Coast Cast host Travis Bryant for a post-PPV Audio Roundtable covering WWE’s TLC. This includes an in-depth analysis of the main event and post-match angle with Roman Reigns and Triple H, a spirited discussion on the pros and cons of the opening three-way tag match, and then a swift rundown of the entire undercard. At the end, a bonus discussion with Todd about the UFC main events the night before, which he attended in person in Las Vegas. […]

VIP AUDIO 12/05 – Bruce Mitchell Audio Show w/Keller, pt. 2 of 3: In-depth orientation to mid-’80s NWA World Championship Wrestling shows just added to WWE Network (59 min)

December 5, 2015

SUMMARY: In today’s new Bruce Mitchell Audio Show, pt. 2 of 3, Bruce talks with PWTorch editor Wade Keller about the roughly hundred episodes of NWA World Championship Wrestling from the 1985-1987 era of the top rated pro wrestling cable show of the 1980s, broadcast every Saturday at 6:05 ET on TBS. It’s the show that begat WCW Nitro a decade later. […]

Sat. Torch Today – Huge night of wrestling, Storm to WWE?, Angle Q&A – Benoit & HBK & Brock’s SSP, disappearing PPV odds, new Rumble favorite, DiBiase speaking at church, TV Ratings shift, NJPW kicks off World Tag, AJPW star leaving, Dick the Bruiser, more

November 21, 2015

TORCH TODAY – Saturday, November 21 – The countdown to Survivor Series is one day away. Oddly-enough, there are no betting lines for the PPV. Perhaps because of the tournament, unknown opponents for Undertaker & […]

VIP AUDIO 11/20 – Bruce Mitchell Audio Show with Wade Keller (11-20-2015): The lack of WWE apologizing for Charlotte’s promo on Reid on Monday (42 min)

November 20, 2015

SUMMARY: In today’s new Bruce Mitchell Audio Show, they discuss the WWE reaction to criticism of Charlotte Flair centering her promo around her late brother Reid and WWE’s management not giving Ric Flair the heads up, plus the whole culture within the Vince McMahon-led WWE that led to this being green lighted in the first place.

WWE Statement on Reid Flair Angle (w/Analysis)

November 20, 2015

WWE has officially commented on the Reid Flair angle during the main event segment of Monday’s Raw. WWE’s statement issued to the Wrestling Observer reads: “Subject matter this personal is only approved as a result of the […]

Friday Torch Today – Livecast Alert, huge night of wrestling, Tanahashi vs. Styles on U.S. TV, update on Ross’s book release, JR pens Taker article for Fox Sports, Backlund talks HOF speech, ROH Champ considering WWE?, Daivari talks failed Creative pitch, WWE awards FSU scholarships

November 20, 2015

TORCH TODAY – Friday, November 20 – LIVECAST ALET: Join Bruce Mitchell & Travis Bryant of the East Coast Cast at 7:00 p.m. EST for the Friday PWTorch Livecast wrap-up at – It’s a […]

Wed. Torch Today – Livecast Alert, Ric Flair on Reid angle, big TV matches tonight, Taker Week continues, “Soup” gets canned, Ross on Raw & Reid, major co-star set for Rock’s “Baywatch” re-make, former TNA KO training for MMA debut, Cena reflects, more

November 18, 2015

TORCH TODAY – November 18, 2015 – LIVECAST ALERT: Join PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill and PWTorch contributor Jim Valley on Wednesday’s show at 5:00 p.m. EST at taking your calls & emails! – Ric […]

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