2016-2017 TESTMONIALS…

Michael Kelly: “I’ve been a PWTorch VIP member for about five years now and have not regretted it once. Just between Bruce Mitchell audio and The Fix, I get my money’s worth, not to mention the almost hundred other hours of audio a week. So I want to start off with a huge thank you for all everyone does there.”

Luke Harris: “Thanks for all the content. It is virtually impossible to keep up with all the quality analysis you guys produce.”

Chris Gaspare: “I love all the content the Torch provides since becoming a VIP member, but if there is one show I make sure I never miss, it’s this one [Bruce Mitchell Audio Show hosted by Wade Keller]. The chemistry the two of you have make the show a joy to listen to, so thank you!”

Gideon Dabi: “I’ve been a Torch subscriber for a few years now and the Bruce Mitchell Audio Show continues to be a highlight for me. Whether I agree or disagree, I always leave each show with new insight and I enjoy the always-well-articulated perspectives.”

Dan from Melbourne, Australia: “Love the coverage, I initially went VIP for a month four months ago but can’t do without VIP audio that gets me through my hours on the road for work.”

Adam M. from Illinois: “I went VIP at PWTorch before WrestleMania with every intention of cancelling after the show. But I’ve been so happily lost in the audio archives – specifically the old WrestleMania Flashbacks (when is WM20 going to go up?!) – and the daily live programming, I’m still here. You guys do great work and I’m happy to say I’ll be VIP for life.”

Kev in Calgary: “Thanks to Torch audio for doing what I would have thought was impossible, making doing the mundane tasks in life highlights of the day.”



Dave Maher: “Great content as always, Wade and I love the new layout of the site. Fantastic job! I’ve been a VIP member for nearly a year now, yay, and have been going through a lot of Bruce Mitchell Audio Show on my train journeys into work. Just like his columns, there are so many fantastic audio shows to choose from. However, I just wanted to recommend one since its 25 years of Bruceamania! The review of the film Barbed Wire City is one of the best two hours of audio you will ever hear. Bruce’s knowledge and passion that he demonstrates throughout the show is amazing and if anyone hasn’t checked that out then please do as it is so worth it! Congratulations on 25 years, Bruce!”

Matt from Melbourne, Australia: “Love the [Bruce Mitchell Audio] show, I’ve learnt so much listening to PWTorch audio and VIP is the best money I spend each month.”

Brian in Denver: “What finally made me go VIP was in September 2005 WWE was moving away from Jim Ross and trying to go with Joey Styles instead. They completely buried J.R. on the air, especially in the ‘Dr. Heiny’ surgery skit. I went VIP to get audio content on why WWE would do something so stupid and mean and counterproductive, and since then I’ve been learning a lot about how screwed up that company and its history really is. Bruce Mitchell is my hero, and at the risk of sounding sappy, I’ve learned a ton from him and Wade both, and not just about wrestling. The conversation about Don Imus’ ethnic slurs is one of my all-time favorite shows.”

Aria from Buffalo: “Before I ask my question I wanted to say this [Bruce Mitchell Audio] is by far my favorite show, tied with Keller’s interviews. You guys are awesome at what you do, so informed on the product, and the Torch is amazing. I can’t say it enough. Honestly.”

Rocky in Knoxville: “I’ve been a VIP member for over two years now and I cannot stress enough how good the Torch’s audio content is. I do a lot of driving for my job and all of the quality audio helps eat up the miles and the hours.”

Billy from Orlando: “Thank you both for all of the work that you put in every week. The quantity of absolutely top-quality content that the Torch team produces on a weekly basis is amazing. I don’t know how you keep it up, but I’m glad that you do!”

Darren B. from South Carolina: “Hey Wade. Just wanted to say first I love the shows and love all the VIP exclusive shows especially The Wade Keller Hotline, Bruce Mitchell Audio Show, and the East Coast Cast. It’s a great deal and so worth it.”

Collin W.: “Thanks again Wade. Keep fighting the good fight. You’re half the reason I still watch.”

Justin M. from Australia: “I’ve recently become a VIP member and it really is awesome!”

Chris J.: “I am a relatively new VIP subscriber and I love it. Being able to get the bonus shows and the VIP reports are worth the price, let alone being able to go back and read reports from the Attitude Era after big events. I respect what you do and the business you’ve built.”

Brad Jones: “Kudos for providing a timely, thoughtful, and thorough analysis to lifelong super fans.”

Josh in Maryland: “I have $10 bucks a month I spend on wrestling and VIP wins out every time over the Network.”



Jonny from London, U.K.: “Thanks as ever for the great effort you and the team put in each and every single week. I still couldn’t be happier with my VIP membership.”

Frederick from Salisbury, England: “Thanks for all you do. I’m a new VIP member and I can’t believe it took me so long to become a member.”

Jeff from Colorado: “VIP content is great. Thanks for all you and your team do everyday.”

Sarah from Richmond, Va.: “Thanks for all that you and the Torch staff do it’s much appreciated and keep up the amazing work.”

Collin B. from Atlanta: “I’ve been a VIP member for a few years now and the content is fantastic. I listen to Torch content on the train to work. PWTorch is the reason I follow wrestling these days. I’m a Torch fan, then a wrestling fan. Thank you to you and everyone on the site.”

Andrew P. from Wrexham, Wales: “Thanks for all of the great content you and the rest of the PWTorch guys put out. As a VIP member who works from home, the constant content is usually the soundtrack to my working day. Keep up the great work, and thanks for the fantastic insight, debates and opinions over the decades… You really do an exemplary job in all that you all do.

Jordan B.: “I’ve been a VIP member since the Royal Rumble this year and have been a regular listener to PWTorch since I started back watching wrestling in late 2015. I’m 27 and stopped watching in 2003 if that says anything. I’ve clearly missed a lot of stuff but am fascinated with all the ups and downs I’ve missed. All I can say is I’m into pro wresling again pretty hardcore and the PWTorch VIP membership is but one of the many things I now can enjoy to help fill in the blanks. Again thanks.”

Christopher Gaspare: “I’m a recent VIP member and I want to start by expressing my amazement over and admiration for how much detailed and worthwhile content you and your staff are able to produce on a daily basis. A friend recently asked me to start writing articles for a pop culture website that he’s starting to get off the ground, and I can now, in a very minor way, appreciate the hard work and dedication. Thank you for all the wonderful content.”

Pri B.: “Also I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. I’ve recently moved countries and had to decide between the network and VIP, I don’t think I lasted a week before I realized my PWTorch VIP membership is worth so much more. By the way, I’m a female subscriber in case you are counting how many you have.”

Wesley Platt: “Last month I finally decided to go VIP, and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Keep up the good work. I can’t get enough of the Bruce Mitchell Audio Show, and I would strongly encourage everybody who hasn’t to go VIP.”

John from Rhode Island: “I signed up for VIP last month during the sale and I just let it overlap into the next month. I am very happy with it and I’m definitely enjoying all the great audio in the VIP section… Thank you again for all your work.”

Al S.: “I’m a long time listener and last month I took the VIP special and I love it.  Keep up the great work.”

Wayne C.: “Just another Australian dropping an email to PWTorch. I took up the 99 cent deal during Rumble and I have not been disappointed. I will be a rolling member from now on. So everyone, please go VIP, you wont regret it.

Sean M.: “Finally, I’d just like to say thank you. My VIP membership is around 9 months old now and it has been worth every penny. It has enhanced my enjoyment of Pro Wrestling so much.All the hard work you and your team do is very much valued and appreciate on this end.”

Mario G.: “I been a VIP since 2012 it’s the best ten dollars I spend every month. You and the staff, keep up the great work.”



Mike from East Longmeadow, Mass.: “I’ve been VIP since June of 2016 after taking advantage of a sale advertised on The Steve Austin Show. Your audio content is second to none and I’ll be VIP for life.  The Fix with Todd Martin is my favorite show (but don’t tell Bruce Mitchell…).

Joe W.: “Hey Wade, big fan of the torch and I’m so glad I went VIP.”

David from Glasgow, Scotland: “I’ve been a VIP member for nearly two years now and I couldn’t get through my day without the post-show podcasts and daily hotlines and I literally race to my phone to listen to the PPV Roundtables for the team’s thoughts on everything. I constantly tell everyone I know that has an interest in pro wrestling, exactly what they are missing out on. Thank you to all at the Torch.”

Gerrad G.: “Love my membership and wouldn’t get rid of it for anything. I listen to your Hotlines and The Fix on my commute to and from work every day.”

Travis from Edmonton Alberta.: “VIP member since shortly after your interview with Paul Bearer in 2013. VIP membership was worth the bonus time on that interview alone and I’m a big fan of all the audio content that you provide. VIP for life!”

2015 (and earlier) TESTIMONIALS…

Harrison C.: “The PPV Roundtable shows with you and the other contributors are super-captivating. That is one of the main reasons I am coming back. I listen to a bunch of podcasts (Ring Rust Radio, Sam Roberts, AfterBuzzTV) but yours gives the best insight.”

Chris Smith: “Thank you for all the great work you and your staff do day in and day out to provide such great news and analysis.  I had been hesitant to subscribe to a wrestling site in the past but, once I got a chance to sample all that goes along with the VIP membership, I couldn’t imagine life without it.  I’ve been a VIP for two-and-a-half years and look forward to continuing in the years to come.”

Patrick Hogan: “I have being listening to you for months signed up to VIP. Wow! I am hooked its great.”VIPTestimonialTwitter

Greg Holder of Ohio: “I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how extremely happy I am with my new PWTorch subscription. I’ve been hearing your guests spots on the Steve Austin Show over the past year and your excellent analysis and professional tone finally inspired me to subscribe to your publication. I am so glad that I did! As someone who writes for a living (I’m a copywriter for a major retail company), I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the way you write and talk about professional wrestling. It’s such a breath of fresh air compared to most of what’s out there, which is ‘fan-made’ level at best. Hearing and reading wrestling analysis from a professional journalist is like a dream come true for me. And the fact that your decades of print and audio archives are available to subscribers is icing on the cake. Such an incredible value for the price. Anyway, thanks for all that you and your team do at PW Torch. I look forward to being a subscriber for many years to come.”

Marty H.: “Thanks for the excellent work you and the staff provide. I enjoy the community feel that the Torch has.

Scott Passner: “Loving the new site. It looks amazing and my Torch VIP Subscription is the best money I spend each month. Keep up the great work!”

Jason Kautzman: “This week’s Todd Martins podcasts were absolutely fantastic, Wade.  Compelling, well thought out commentary throughout. Many of your audio shows fit right in with the most popular and well respected sports, comedy and occasional political podcasts that I listen to daily.  Nice work!”TwitterTestimonial2015_550c

JC from Ontario: “Along with the daily Wade Keller Hotlines and Tuesday Livecast, Retro Audio, and PPV Roundtables, there’s a ton of great content every week and I thank the entire staff! It’s well worth the $10 and makes the commute to work enjoyable.

Andrew Deleon: “I want to thank you for the amazing work you and your staff do year in and year out. I have been a subscriber since 1997. What you provide for the money is amazing and I can’t fathom not having a membership with the Torch.”



Joe Jewett: “I honestly feel somewhat guilty that my subscription is at such a low price.  The value I receive is tremendous.  Thanks for the exceptional work.  I don’t actually watch any current pro wrestling on TV except for the PPV’s on WWE Network, but I could never see myself not having a subscription to the Torch.

Brad Higgins: “The Bruce Mitchell show and Todd Martin shows are simply great . I also appreciate the Daily Keller audio as they are a great way to keep up with the ins and outs of the business on a busy schedule. Thanks again for all that you do.”

Geoff from London, UK: “I wanted to say thanks for the great work you and your team do on the newsletter and audio shows. One of the best things I did since resubscribing last year is to download the Downcast app and start listening to your VIP shows on my iPhone. They are great for the commute to work or to have on when relaxing in the evenings or weekends. It is fascinating hearing the industry documented and critiqued in such an intelligent fashion. And not forgetting the newsletter too, which I enjoy reading each week.”TwitterTestimonial2015_550e

Larry L.: “I’ve been listening to your podcast and going to your website for years, but decided to join VIP today and I’m glad I did! Holy cow is there a ton of info for VIP members! I am really excited about this! Feels like Christmas morning when I was a little kid! Thanks for everything! My wife is happy because it keeps me so busy that I don’t annoy her anymore!”

Lewis Hoarty from England: “Having just become a VIP member two weeks ago due listening to you on Steve Austin’s podcast, I just wanted to say how much its saving my life!! Best £10 I can remember spending. It’s a better value than the WWE Network. So thanks for you efforts.”

Sinth K. of Toronto, Ont: “I’ve been VIP for about a year and, simply put, you and your staff cover the genre I love in the most objective and journalistic manner I have seen anywhere. The way I see it, if anyone wants to consider themselves a serious pro wrestling fan or a “student of the game,” then they are also a PWTorch VIP member, because in my mind you’re not serious if you’re not VIP.  Thanks for your time and keep up the amazing work.”

Jonathan Lang of New Jersey: “I heard you on Jim Ross’s podcast and I signed up for the VIP membership.  I am really glad I did. The coverage and content is above and beyond terrific.  Thank you so much.  I really enjoy your audio features every day and I really like your perspective on the business. I am constantly amazed and always thinking about how much you guys do, it’s truly incredible, updates EVERY DAY!  I can’t even fathom what it takes to make this happen, the sacrifices and all that goes into it, so thank you.  I am a huge fan, and I value the printed newsletters greatly as well, I always look forward to it in the mail; it’s printed so conveniently.  I love to fold it up and put it in my back pocket and then read it over lunch.  Something I look forward to every week.  As long as I am following Wrestling I will be VIP. Your service greatly enhances the overall experience of being a fan of this industry and a lot of times following your coverage, Wade, is half the fun.


Bryan Smith: “I signed up for VIP using the Steve Austin show promo and I wanted to give two points of praise: (1) Excellent job with the new audio quality.  I listen to a lot of podcasts, and right now your hotline and the Bruce Mitchell audio sound better than anything else I stream. (2) The archived newsletters are the only place online where I’ve founded a well written backlog of quality, professional insider wrestling content.  Fantastic. Keep up the strong work.”

Anthony Mamo: “I’ve been a VIP member since December and it’s fantastic so thank you!”

Tom Campbell: “Just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know that the changes you recently made to the audio feeds are great.  I can hear the difference in the audio shows, they are much clearer and people (a/k/a Bruce) doesn’t fade out like he used to.  Also, the new way to subscribe to a feed by individual show is fantastic.  It is so much easier to work with now that I can just download the shows that I listen to frequently. It is also much easier to get to the PWTorch newsletter. All in all, I love the changes. Keep up the good work, I only wish the WWE followed your example and constantly tried to put out a better product!”TwitterTestimonial_2015e_550

Chris Holland: “I’m a new VIP member.  I signed up when the UK got the Network date pushed back with mindset of ‘I’ll do Torch until we get the Network and then cancel’ but the quality of the content on VIP has made that impossible for me to do.  Keep up the good work.”

Matt: “I would like to thank you for all of the hard work you and your team puts in on a daily basis to provide us with the latest wrestling news and analysis. You are clearly the gold standard of the business, and inspire me to do what I do. I became a VIP member last month and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. The value certainly exceeds the price of the membership and would recommend any wrestling fan give it a try.



Brian Blogan: “Thankfully, I enjoyed your free audio shows so much I became a VIP subscriber. Your professional critique on all aspects of this business has given me hope.”

Paul Menard: “I’ve been a fan for a while and heard you on the Steve Austin podcast. There are so many things that make me embarrassed to be a wrestling fan now days. You always conduct yourself intelligently and present your case in a logical yet open-minded way. I can’t tell you how refreshing that is. I like supporting the people who make me proud to be a wrestling fan.”


Jeff Wilhelm of Houston, Tex.: “I’m a new VIP member and glad I finally made the jump.   Your material is beyond what I was expecting.  Thanks again for this wealth of information.”

Rob McNichol: “I felt the need to commend PWTorch on delivering a consistent high quality product – especially the audio content. This weekend featured a really good hour of broadcasting. You and Bruce Mitchell disagreed, but it was a strong, honest, well-spirited, but fairly conducted debate. It is so great to hear an intelligent dialogue on wrestling that does not cater to ‘fanboys,’ nor snarkily rip into wrestling for cheap laughs. It treats the topic – and the listener – with respect. Moreover, I am consistently impressed with the neutrality shown, especially by you, Bruce, and Jason Powell. Most people have ‘favourites’ who can do no wrong. I try not to do that, and can see that you guys don’t either. Keep up the good work.”

Neil MacDonald: “You guys are on fire lately.”

Lerixx Gascott: “I have been subscribing on and off since ’87 or ’88. I first saw an advertisement in Pro Wrestling Illustrated for four PWTorch Newsletters for $5 (or something like that) and have been hooked ever since. You should be damn proud of what you and your entire staff put together for your subscribers. Hard-hitting journalism with a little humor?  Can’t be beat.  And Wade, I listen to all audio as a VIP member on the 4, 5, and 7 train going to and from work. I’d rather listen and learn from the Great Bruce Mitchell then read whatever drivel the NY Post or NY Daily News will spew out in the morning.  Well worth my money.”

Nelson Paredes of Bronx, NY: “Don’t ever change your ways and continue to report the truth. What you, Bruce, and the rest of the staff do is remarkable. I enjoy giving you my hard-earned money because you don’t insult our intelligence. Good or bad, gentlemen, you report the truth. Thank you. Hope you guys have a great day and I cannot wait to renew the Torch in December for another year.”

Ben Harris: “I subscribed to your newsletter back during the Monday Night War, but soon became a lapsed fan throughout most of the 2000s.  I started watching Raw again around 2011 and found your website and signed up for VIP about 2 years ago.  Even after canceling my DirectTV last year and watching no wrestling at all, I maintained my VIP membership.  The reason?  I love the inside view of the business and especially understanding the history of the business by listening to the Bruce Mitchell Audio Show. your interviews, WrestleMania Roundtables, etc. The daily hotline updates are also a must listen every day at work.

Dru Jones of Liverpool, England: “Just would also like to say I am a huge fan of the Torch. The quality of work you and your team do to provide such brilliant content is fantastic and I am hooked daily. Thank you. I hardly even listen to music in my car these days, mostly Torch audio, ha ha.”

Jason Biringer: “I must commend you on the sheer volume of content, the quality of the content, and the unbelievable attention you pay to your subscribers.  It’s impressive.  I grow exhausted just imagining how much time you put into your business.”

John Agostini: “I would like to say The Torch is the best! I haven’t regretted it since I signed up.”

Taylor Gaddy: “I can’t imagine life without the Torch!  It’s the best money I spend!”