The wide, wide world of podcasting more vast than you could ever imagine. It feels like if there is a topic, TV show, or a movie franchise, there is a whole host of podcasts by fans and professionals alike that come along with it, and wrestling is no exception. The medium is the go to profession for the majority of pro wrestlers in the present day. For dedicated fans, there simply aren't enough hours in the day to listen to them all. The Steve Austin Show, Talk Is Jericho, JR's Ross Report, and those three extremely popular choices truly are just the tip of the iceberg. If you're wondering which pro wrestling podcasts are worth your time then you've come to the right place, and here are five that you really should already be listening to.
5. The Art Of Wrestling With Colt Cabana
Colt Cabana's Art Of Wrestling was the very first in pro wrestling podcasts. The one that started to all. At the time of typing, Cabana's show is at an incredible 365 episodes with new ones dropping every Thursday. Being the king of the independent circuit, the majority of Colt's guests are those that he shares a ring with on his travels around the world. When it comes to guests, there is no wrestling podcast more diverse than this one. The most famous episode came when Colt's good friend CM Punk sat down to tell all about his time with WWE. Don't limit yourself to just that one though as there is a variety of other guests that are worth listening to when appearing on Art Of Wrestling.
4. The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
Wade Keller has been watching, writing about, and reporting on the pro wrestling business since 1987. He is one of the leading journalists in the industry, so it's fair to say that his opinion and insight into professional wrestling is probably worth listening to. The editor of PWTorch recently made the jump from his own livecast to a show on Podcast One. You can catch Wade four times a week in podcast form. Firstly, a show breaking down Raw, then one analyzing that week's SmackDown Live, a flagship show with all the hot topics from that week in wrestling, and last but not least, an interview with a leading name in the industry. With rotating co-hosts, it's always fresh and it's always interesting.
3. X-Pac 1, 2, 360
Any of you that have been fans of wrestling throughout X-Pac's career will know that the former D-Generation X member has been through an awful lot. Contrary to popular belief, not all of it has been bad. Good or bad though, what Sean Waltman does have is a lifetime full of intriguing stories. Waltman has appeared on other's podcasts like Wade Keller and Steve Austin, and when he is they are can't miss. He was likely told by many to start up his own show, and thankfully, he took their advice. It's a unique take than the others on this list as Waltman is joined in the studio by a host of others each week, as well as star guests from time to time. If you have a poor opinion of X-Pac because of his past, we urge you to give him a second chance via this podcast.
2. We Watch Wrestling
Do you watch wrestling? We watch wrestling! For those of you that already listen to this one, you'll recognize that signature greeting used by host Matt McCarthy each and every week. McCarthy, a former WWE writer, is joined every week by his good friend and pro wrestling encyclopedia Vince Averil as well as newbie to the business, Tom Sibley. The three stand up comedians discuss anything and everything pro wrestling and what's refreshing about that take are their attempts to keep things positive. So many fans and podcasts dedicate their time to picking apart the product and telling us what's wrong with it, while these three try to steer clear of that. Perhaps most importantly, it's hilarious, and once you invest in it, you'll really feel like you're a part of an upbeat wrestling community.
1. Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard
Despite the entries on this list and the countless other pro wrestling podcasts that are available out there, none of them have caused quite as much of a buzz as Something To Wrestle With. Bruce Prichard and his co-host Conrad Thompson teamed up to bring a truly different take to pro wrestling podcasting. They don't have guests and some of their shows can last north of four hours. Yet, if you're listening, the time flies by. Each week listeners are given a choice of four topics for the pair of them to break down, and once chosen they go to work. Conrad steers the ship as Bruce tells tales of times when he was in WWE based on the subject at hand. What makes this great is it features stories that have never been heard by the fans before, for the most part, and without a medium like this, tales that would have never been shared with the world.