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Overview

What does it take to be All-Elite? Dig in with the stars and talented team behind AEW via in-depth conversations highlighting their lives, pop culture, and pro wrestling. AEW referee Aubrey Edwards and Wrestling Administration Coordinator Will Washington bring you new audio episodes every Thursday & new video episodes on YouTube every Monday.

222 Episodes

The Young Bucks, Roderick Strong, and Serena Deeb Preview AEW Double or Nothing

It’s a stacked Double or Nothing preview starting with The EVPs, Matthew and Nicholas Jackon (editor’s note: we had to mention them first to avoid a fine), who send thoughts and prayers to Tony Khan and Eddie Kingston, share a few words of warning about Scapegoat Jack Perry, and preview their new sneaker collab with Reebok (editor’s note: link to purchase below. Again, avoiding a fine.). Current AEW International Champ Roderick Strong also joins to detail his plan to defeat challenger Will Ospreay using both mental and physical warfare in the ring. Serena Deeb outlines her strategy to strip Timeless Toni Storm of the AEW Women’s Championship, and explain why she’s the better choice to be the face of the AEW Women’s division. Plus, analysis on Orange Cassidy versus Trent Beretta, Jon Moxley and Takeshita in the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Eliminator match, Adam Copeland defending the TNT Championship against Malakai Black in a Barbed Wire Steel Cage match, Mercedes Mone’s AEW in-ring debut challenging Willow Nightingale for the TBS Championship, and Swerve Strickland fighting Christian Cage to stay AEW World Champion. Purchase the Reebok x Young Bucks AEW Pump Omni II sneakers on MAY 27th (or we might get fined): https://www.champssports.com/en/release-dates/reebok/10204821.html AEW Unrestricted's Double or Nothing Preview video episodes available TOMORROW Friday 5/23 at 9am Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

Chugs & Evil Uno from All Elite Arcade

Chugs (aka Adam Cole) & Evil Uno co-host the new podcast, All Elite Arcade, and discuss a fraction of what you’ll hear on their weekly show! They share the video games and consoles that got them into gaming as kids, debate the merits of Xbox vs Playstation vs Switch vs PC gaming (and yes, they each have a favorite), recommend the best games to try if you’re new to gaming, and reveal the games they’re actively playing now! There’s discussion about VR, Sega Genesis, Wii, mobile games, and video games turned into TV series and movies (like The Super Mario Brothers Movie, The Last Of Us, Fall Out, and Sonic the Hedgehog). Listen to All Elite Arcade: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-elite-arcade/id1740621077 Watch All Elite Arcade on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaETSg4ZmbVKY7t3R5MIkP-xJQHtiyjvW AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

Team Psych’s Dr. David Reiss, Chris Manzione, and Jimanekia Eborn

It’s Mental Health awareness month, and Team Psych offers plenty of tips and tools to help you and the AEW talent roster and staff cope with anxiety, stress, and the struggles that come with the world of social media, and work-life balance. Director of Performance Psychology Chris Manzione, Mental Health Specialist Jimanekia Eborn, and renown psychiatrist Dr. David Reiss talk about their individual approaches to mental health, how they work with each other to offer the best care and support to AEW talent and staff, and what you can do if you’re struggling with mental health issues. They talk self-soothing versus self-care and the importance of both, the benefits of just sitting in silence and existing, how to handle social media, the impact that injuries and rehab on mental health, and what they do to combat the stigma around mental health, and ensure a safe, secure environment for those who seek help. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available 24/7. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

Will Ospreay

The Arial Assassin Will Ospreay is finally All Elite, and recounts the deciding factors that led him to sign fulltime with AEW. He talks about traveling back and forth from the UK to the States for AEW shows and why it’s so important for his home base to be in London. He has stories about his match with Chris Jericho at All In at Wembley Stadium in front of a massive home crowd, working Takeshita at Revolution, his Forbidden Door match before officially signing with AEW, the words of wisdom imparted to him from Kenny Omega, and wrestling in silence in Japan during the pandemic. He also explains what it’s been like to adjust to TV-style wrestling at AEW, learning how to be a good promo, his influence on younger wrestlers, and the role that the Assassin’s Creed video game played in his wrestling gimmick. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

Adam Copeland

The Rated R Superstar Adam Copeland recounts his surprise debut at AEW WrestleDream, and shares how he passed the time while hiding out near the venue before his entrance. He talks about guerilla-filming his intro vignette with Darby Allin around the Seattle area, how they secured the muscle car, and why it was so important for him to debut with his “Metalingus” theme music. Adam also shares how his acting career has helped his return to wrestling, how the pandemic influenced his in-ring storytelling and promos, and who in the AEW locker room he’s most looking forward to working with. He also comments on the TNT Championship, Sting, moves versus memories, and that hockey fight during his I Quit match with Christian Cage. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

Swerve Strickland, Willow Nightingale, and A Very Special Guest Preview AEW Dynasty!

AEW Dynasty is this Sunday, April 21st live from the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri! The stacked card features an epic showdown between Current AEW World Champion Samoa Joe and Swerve Strickland, and Swerve explains his confidence going into this match, and the work he’s done in preparation to ensure he walks away with title in hand. Willow Nightingale has plenty to say about challenging Julia Hart for the TBS Championship, and all that Kris Statlander and Stokely Hathaway have done to support her quest for championship gold. She also comments on new friends Adam Copeland, Eddie Kingston and ROH World Champion Mark Briscoe. Plus, there’s discussion about the AEW World Tag Team Championship and The Young Bucks and FTR’s quests to become 3x champs; Roderick Strong defending the AEW International Championship against longtime friend Kyle O’Reilly who recently made his triumphant return to AEW; PAC challenging Kazuchika Okada for the AEW Continental Championship; and the dream match between Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay. And there’s a special message from a very special VIP guest. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

Mike Mansury

AEW EVP and Head of Global Production Mike Mansury shares a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring AEW to your TV screens every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday! He also details Revolution and the preparation and care that went into Sting’s final match and retirement, including his sons’ involvement in the show, the archival footage of Surfer Sting from New Japan, and making sure Dr. Martha Hart felt comfortable with Sting doing one final repel into the ring! Mike talks about his first-time in the director’s chair, his headset style, his relationship with Tony Khan, working with the other EVPs, Nicholas and Matthew Jackson, producing a live stadium pay-per-view in another country (All In London), and Mercedes Mone’s electric debut in Boston. Plus, Mike reveals what inspired the throwback branding for Dynamite200 as well as the new set designs for AEW Dynamite and Collision for 2024. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

Billie Starkz

It’s Billie Starkz versus Queen Aminata for the inaugural ROH Women’s Television Championship at Supercard of Honor tomorrow, Friday, April 5th in Philadelphia, and Billie joins to talk about the importance of the championship and what it would mean for her to be the first-ever title holder! Billie talks about her AEW debut on Dark and how that eventually led to her signing, how & when she found out she was challenging Jade Cargill for the TBS Championship at Battle Of The Belts VI, and what it was like to be a competitor in the first-ever Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament. She also details her storyline with Athena, what inspired the whole minion storyline, and how she managed to keep a straight face in the ring when Lexy Nair became the valedictorian at the minion graduation ceremony. Plus, Billie talks about starting her pro wrestling training at the age of 13, balancing high school and her wrestling career, and what she learned (and loved) about wrestling in Japan. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

Queen Aminata

Queen Aminata speaks 4 languages, has a Masters degree in Private International Law, and is the first-ever African born woman to be signed to a major wrestling company! Aminata shares the story of how she came to the United States, what made her want to pursue wrestling, how her culture and homeland inspired her character, and why her AEW signing made her cry. She talks about her friendship with Skye Blue, wrestling in Japan, and the life lessons she’s learned from Kobe Bryant! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Harley Cameron

Harley Cameron has some specific opinions when it comes to cutlery on live TV (knifey-spoony, anyone?), and a few theories on how she ended up at AEW so quickly after deciding to become a wrestler! She talks about training with Shawn Spears, the AEW Dark match that led to her signing, developing her original AEW character to take on The Acclaimed, and bringing both her rap and flirting skills to the ring! Harley also talks about learning from Billy Gunn, honing her comedy chops, and adapting her professional singing career experience to work in a wrestling ring! Plus, Harley shares the story behind teaming up with Saraya, how she and Mariah May became besties in real life, and what led to her performing comedy bits on the Jericho Cruise with Colt Cabana and RJ City! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

The Bounty Hunter Bryan Keith

Bryan Keith is ripping faces off at AEW! The Houston native recalls his first AEW opportunity in Texas in a match against former AEW World Heavyweight Champ Hangman Adam Page, and the role that Top Flight’s Darius Martin played in making that happen. He talks about his introduction to wrestling, training at PWA with Booker T, the evolution of his Bounty Hunter character, and the Sammy Davis, Jr. television role that inspired it. Bryan also speaks to his Swishahouse sponsorship, his love of Japanese wrestling, his recent trip to Japan to work for DDT, and the first time he met Bryan Danielson. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

Johnny TV & Taya Valkyrie

Johnny Loves Taya, starring Johnny TV and Taya Valkyrie, is the new, original scripted comedy series running on AEW’s YouTube Channel. Taya & Johnny explain what inspired the idea, how they pitched it to AEW, and what it’s been like to film. They talk about their puppy co-stars Presley and Bowie, shark parties, parkour injuries, Bearicane, John’s Hot Girl Valet era, and why they chose to base everything on their real lives! They also share stories about the Johnny Loves Taya theme song, the rom-com marketing posters, Slam Town, ROH, Dalton Castle, Killswitch, RJ City, Johnny Valkyrie, and amazing exits! Watch new episodes of Johnny Loves Taya every Wednesday at 9am: https://t.co/kib8AKKeNd AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, and Danny Garcia Preview AEW Revolution!

AEW Revolution is this Sunday, March 3rd live at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina! The history-making card features Sting’s final match of his career, an epic battle between newly-All Elite Will Ospreay and Konosuke Takeshita, and many AEW championships on the line! Current AEW World Champion Samoa Joe joins to preview his big title defense in a three-way match against Hangman Adam Page and Swerve Strickland. He also comments on Sting’s extraordinary career and legacy. Daniel Garcia has plenty to say about his upcoming bid for the TNT Championship against The Patriarchy’s Christian Cage, and the role that “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard has played in his life and career. And The American Dragon Bryan Danielson has a few choice words for Eddie Kingston ahead of his challenge for Eddie’s Continental Crown Championship. Plus, there’s discussion about AEW International Champ Orange Cassidy defending his title against Roderick Strong, Deonna Purrazzo’s chances at capturing the AEW Women’s World Title from “Timeless” Toni Storm, and FTR versus the Blackpool Combat Club. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 February 2024

It’s Sting! Celebrating The Icon’s AEW Career

Sting’s FINAL match of his career is Sunday, March 3rd at AEW Revolution, and in honor of the bittersweet milestone, Ref Aubrey & Will Washington take a look back at some of their favorite Sting matches at AEW. They share some great behind-the-scenes stories and memories about Sting’s AEW debut at Winter Is Coming in December 2020, his first AEW Revolution appearance in 2021 when he and Darby Allin took on Team Taz in that incredible cinematic match, the important Double or Nothing 2021 match against The Men of The Year, and the Sting & Darby vs Jericho & Sammy Guevara ladder match. They also reveal what Sting has meant to AEW as a company, and the locker room specifically, and the importance of AEW Revolution 2024 taking place at Greensboro, North Carolina. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2024

Lexy Nair

Lexy Nair is a proud Minion graduate, and explains what it’s been like to work so closely with Athena and Billie Starkz at ROH. She’s also the backstage interviewer for AEW Collision, and shares the story of the Private Party durag. She explains how she came to wrestling, and AEW specifically, later in life thanks to her stepdad, Diamond Dallas Page, what MJF said to convince her to be included in one of his early angles at AEW, when she knew Big Bill (aka William Morrissey) was “the one,” and why she LOVES the AEW locker room! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2024

Rachael Ellering

Rachael Ellering loves to joke that her killer ROH match against Willow Nightingale for the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship in Orlando also helped get her fiancée, Chris Hero, signed to AEW. Rachael Ellering shares the story of her AEW and ROH journey, and what it’s been like to team with Leyla Hirsch, and work with everyone from Mercedes Martinez and Diamante to Athena and Billie Starkz, and Lexy Nair! She also talks about her power lifting career, her famous father, her “Uncle Hawk,” and training with Lance Storm. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2024

Deonna Purrazzo

One of Deonna Purrazzo’s childhood dreams came true when her surprise AEW arrival happened in her home state of New Jersey in front of her family and a very hot crowd! She talks about the whirlwind night including how quickly it came together, and what it was like keeping it a secret. She shares stories from her AEW Collision debut match against Red Velvet, and what made it so different from her main event match against Mercedes Martinez on AEW Dynamite back in 2022 before she was even signed to AEW. Deonna also has plenty to say about “The Virtuosa,” death matches, Toni Storm, Saraya, and Chris Jericho. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2024

Anthony Ogogo

Anthony Ogogo had a last-minute moment in front of his hometown crowd at AEW All In London, and explains how it came together with Paul Wight and Kip Sabian. He talks about the injury that sidelined him early at AEW, his recovery path, and what he hopes to accomplish this year in wrestling now that he’s healthy. He details his boxing career from how he got started to qualifying for the Olympics to winning the bronze medal at the 2012 Games to the brutal eye injury that ultimately ended his career. And he shares his AEW journey including the roles that both Diamond Dallas Page and Cody Rhodes played in it, along with Tony Khan’s initial idea for Anthony that also involved Chris Jericho. Plus, Anthony makes the case for why he’s the best 30-match novice in pro-wrestling, and he lays out his plans to become the “next, next” James Bond! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2024

AEW: Rise To The Top Mobile Game with Jamie Henwood

East Side Games’ Lead Narrative Designer Jamie Henwood is a former professional wrestler turned video game enthusiast who helped develop the new mobile game, AEW: Rise To The Top. Jamie explains how she got involved in the project, what it was like working so closely with AEW Referee Aubrey Edwards on AEW: Rise To The Top, and why she’s so excited about this new idol battle game. She talks about the animation design, the story beats, and some of her favorite lines and game play moves. She also shares some incredible stories from her days in professional wrestling including what it was like training at the famous Hart Dungeon in Calgary! AEW: Rise To The Top is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Play now! https://www.aewrisetothetopmobilegame.com/ AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 January 2024

Scott Garland

Scott Garland is the newest AEW coach and producer, and shares his coaching philosophy and style, and explains what he thinks it takes to successfully work with young talent. He also talks about how he came to AEW, the role that Sonjay Dutt played in that process, and what it’s like to work alongside Tony Khan. He has stories about his own start in wrestling, and transitioning from performer to coach. And he reveals whether a return to in-ring performance is in his future. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 January 2024

Favorite AEW TV Matches of 2023

Will & Ref Aubrey break down their favorite AEW TV matches of 2023 including the Tribute to Jay Briscoe on Dynamite; the FTR vs The Bullet Club Gold Best of 3 Falls on Collision; the BCC-Best Friends Parking Lot Street Fight on Rampage; Bryan Danielson & Rush’s bloody battle on AEW Dynamite Fight Night; Kenny Omega’s return to the ring vs El Hijo del Vikingo on Dynamite; the Kenny Omega-Jon Moxley Steel Cage Match; and the Bryan Danielson-Ricky Starks Texas Death Match on Collision, among many other awesome matches! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 January 2024

Fav Guests & Moments of 2023 with Mark Briscoe, Billy Gunn, Jeff Jarrett, Prince Nana, Roderick Strong & RJ City

It’s our favorite moments and stories of AEW Unrestricted from 2023, and that means a little singing and celebrating shrimp cocktail style with Prince Nana; applauding the accomplishments of all four of Billy Gunn’s “sons,” reliving favorite in-ring opponents with Roderick Strong, remembering the late, great Jay Briscoe with his brother Mark, making peace with Jeff Jarrett, and devolving into hilarious chaos with RJ City. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 December 2023

Mariah May

Mariah May has been too focused on Toni Storm and AEW to bother furnishing her new American apartment (watch the episode on YouTube). Mariah talks about her first meeting with Tony Khan, how she kept her AEW signing a secret, her AEW debut with RJ City, and what the locker room’s been like so far. She also talks Japanese wrestling and culture, how social media during the pandemic ultimately helped her wrestling career, and what it’s been like to travel and live around the world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 December 2023

All The Latest at AEW

It’s been a busy time in AEW with the Continental Classic Tournament underway and the World’s End pay-per-view coming! Ref Aubrey and Will Washington break it all down and also share some great behind-the-scenes stories from Full Gear at the KIA Forum in Los Angeles! They talk Julia Hart, Swerve Strickland, Hangman Adam Page, Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega, MJF, and the very mysterious Devil. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Visit https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use code AEW50 to get 50% off.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 December 2023

Chris Hero

Chris Hero currently works his wrestling magic behind-the-scenes at AEW, mostly on AEW Collision, but he hasn’t completely ruled out a future in-ring appearance. In fact, he just made his return to the ring after a 3 year hiatus, and explains how and why it happened. Chris also chronicles his AEW journey and the role that longtime friend, Sonjay Dutt, played in it. He talks about his long in-ring history with Claudio Castagnoli, working again with Jimmy Jacobs, his coaching philosophy, and the most important lessons he tries to impart to his students. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEWSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 November 2023

Karen Jarrett

Karen Jarrett and Ref Aubrey Edwards give a great behind-the-scenes look at their incredible match that left Ref Aubrey undefeated in her pro wrestling career! They talk about planning and executing the guitar shot, the training and rehearsal that went into that moment, and the pre-tape that ended with Aubrey taking a boot to the face from Karen. Karen also talks about her journey to AEW, how and when she found out that she would be joining her husband, Jeff, Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal and Satnam Singh, and what it’s been like to work and travel with her husband. She also shares stories from her AEW All In London experience! Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEWSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 November 2023

Tony Khan Previews AEW Full Gear 2023

AEW Full Gear takes place this Saturday, November 18th live at the KIA Forum in Los Angeles! CEO, GM and Head of Creative, Tony Khan, returns to break down the biggest matches on what is sure to be a history-making card. MJF faces off against Switchblade Jay White for the AEW World Championship after he defends the ROH Tag Team Title against The Gunns during Zero Hour (FREE for everyone to watch on YouTube). Hikaru Shida defends the AEW Women’s World Championship against Timeless Toni Storm. Ricky Starks and Big Bill battle in a 4 Way against LFI, FTR, and The Kings of The Black Throne (Malakai Black & Brody King) for the AEW World Tag Team Title. Kris Statlander takes on Julia Hart and Skye Blue in defense of the TBS Championship, Orange Cassidy squares off against Jon Moxley for a second time over the AEW International Championship, and Swerve Strickland and Hangman Adam Page look to settle the score in a Texas Deathmatch. Plus, former tag partners Christian Cage and Adam Copeland find themselves in opposite corners of the ring as Cage’s The Patriarchy (Luchasaurus & Nick Wayne) go up against Copeland, Darby Allin and Sting!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 November 2023

Tony Khan TOMORROW!

Tony Khan joins AEW Unrestricted tomorrow - FRIDAY 11/17 - to preview Full Gear 2023... happening Saturday 11/18 live from the KIA Forum in Los Angeles at 7pm Eastern / 6 Central!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2023

Sarah Stock

Sarah Stock made her AEW debut in her hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, and explains why that was so special. She talks about reconnecting with everyone from Dustin Rhodes to Dean Malenko to Chris Jericho, and being excited to work with Kris Statlander! She recalls some of her favorite moments in TNA and CMLL, the Dark Angel gimmick, her friendship with Taya Valkyrie, her coaching style and philosophy, and her return to wrestling after a 7-year absence. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEWSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 November 2023

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly is the voice of AEW Collision, and shares the story of how that came to be! He recounts his first conversation with Tony Khan, his first experience at AEW Collision, and building chemistry and flow with Nigel McGuinness. He breaks down his announcing influences and style, how he developed his voice, and the differences between calling taped matches verses a live television show! He speaks to his announcing careers with New Japan Pro Wrestling and ROH, how that storytelling differs from AEW, and what it was like to work with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks then. Plus, Kevin reveals the role that Billy Gunn played in his wrestling career, some of the special matches he’s called through the years, and he makes a prediction about MJF vs Jay White coming up at AEW Full Gear! Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 November 2023

Billy Gunn Returns

Even Billy Gunn can’t believe the success and popularity of “Oh scissor me, Daddy Ass!” Billy talks about the origin of the chant, how he came to work with The Acclaimed, his short-lived, abrupt retirement, and what it meant to win the AEW World Trios Championship at All In London. He speaks to having fun in the ring, selling effectively, chemistry in tag teams, the importance of character development, and why he’s selective about the bumps he takes. Billy also discusses the importance of referees in wrestling and why he loves working with Aubrey in the ring. Plus, he shares stories about working and traveling with his real-life sons, Colten & Austin, at AEW, and why he loves seeing them in Bullet Club Gold. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 October 2023

Talk About Title Tuesday!

Ref Aubrey Edwards and Will Washington breakdown AEW Dynamite’s Title Tuesday special episode! They discuss the opening match between Swerve Strickland and Bryan Danielson, and what Swerve had to say right after the match. They talk about the unexpected match between Will Hobbs and Chris Jericho, Orange Cassidy’s surprise win over Rey Fenix to recapture the International Championship, the in-ring debut of Adam Copeland going one-on-one with Luchasaurus, and the brilliant introduction of Timeless Toni Storm. They also have stories about Hikaru Shida holding all the records when it comes to the AEW Women’s World title including becoming the first-ever 3x Champion! Plus, Ref Aubrey reveals who challenged her to a match should she ever unretire from in-ring action, and which talent on the AEW roster was born for “dad humor” (and it’s not who you think)! Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 October 2023

Best Moments & Matches of Wrestledream

The inaugural Wrestledream is in the history books, and Ref Aubrey Edwards and Will Washington relive some of their favorite moments and matches! They discuss the debut of Adam Copeland, his reunion with Christian Cage, and the crowd’s incredible reaction. They breakdown the dream match that was Bryan Danielson and Zach Sabre Jr., and why it was the perfect match to represent Wrestledream. They talk about Swerve Strickland and Hangman Adam Page, and the incredible growth of Julia Hart! They also have stories about Sammy Guevara, Orange Cassidy, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Chris Jericho! And they reveal what inspired this tribute to the late, great Antonio Inoki, and what it was like to have the Inoki family in attendance! Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 October 2023

Jimmy Jacobs

Jimmy Jacobs gave up farm life in rural Georgia to revel in the awesome chaos of AEW! He talks about the call he got from Bryan Danielson that put his AEW journey into motion, his first AEW show in Washington DC, and his creative relationship with Tony Khan. He has stories about working with Chris Jericho, Tyler Black, and The Briscoe Brothers, performing on MTV’s Wrestling Society X, developing storylines for different talent, and building bonds in the trenches of pro wrestling. Jimmy also shares stories from the Ballad of Lacey, The Age Of The Fall, and his 5 times as ROH World Tag Team Champion. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 October 2023

Tony Khan Previews AEW Wrestledream

AEW Wrestledream pays tribute to New Japan Pro Wrestling founder, the late, great Antonio Inoki, with a stacked card befitting a legendary legacy! CEO, GM and Head of Creative, Tony Khan, returns to break down the incredible dream matchups! The American Dragon Bryan Danielson takes on Zach Sabre Jr.; Darby Allin challenges Christian Cage for the TNT Championship in a 2 out of 3 Falls match; and hometown hero Swerve Strickland faces Hangman Adam Page in the ring for the first time ever! Kris Statlander defends the TBS Championship against Julia Hart, who’s currently on a 27-match win streak. FTR faces off against Aussie Open for the AEW World Tag Team title, and MJF puts friendship first as he agrees to a handicap match against The Righteous in defense of the ROH World Tag Team Championship. Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, and Kota Ibushi look for retribution against Don Callis’ twisted family of Sammy Guevara, Konsuke Takeshita, and Will Ospreay in a Trios bout. And the Young Bucks, The Gunns, Lucha Bros, and Darby Allin and Hook all fight for an anytime, anywhere shot at the AEW World Tag Titles in a heated four-way. Plus, ROH World Champion & NJPW Strong Openweight Champ Eddie Kingston battles ROH Pure Champ Katsuyori Shibata in a match that no one thought Shibata would ever have!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 September 2023

Taya Valkyrie

Taya Valkyrie is All Elite, and talks about coming in and challenging straightaway for the TBS Championship! She speaks to making her AEW debut in Canada, why the crowd’s huge pop was such a welcome surprise, and what that first match opportunity meant to her. She talks about the talent of the AEW women’s locker room, who she’s excited to wrestle, and the magic of her first Double or Nothing appearance. Taya also shares the lore behind the Taya Valkyrie character including the inspiration behind the name and the furry boots. Plus, she talks training, death matches, mayo on pizza, and her husband’s many last names! Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 September 2023

Andrade El Idolo

Andrade El Idolo is back, and on AEW Collision, after suffering the first-ever injury of his 20+ year career! Andrade details his injury, surgery, rehab, and what it’s like to now be in the best shape of his life. He talks about his AEW Collision debut in a singles match against Buddy Matthews, how he found out, what it means to be a part of Collision, and the surprise welcome he received that first night back. He speaks to wrestling as a heel vs a babyface, getting his start in Mexico, and his decision to move to the United States. Plus, he shares stories from his big AEW Street Fight that saw him go through a flaming table, that crazy match against Rey Fenix, learning to do his wife’s infamous Figure Four leglock, and why ice cream is an important part of his diet on match days. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 September 2023

ALL The Highlights from All In & All Out

AEW All In London live from Wembley Stadium made history with a paid attendance of 81,035 tickets sold becoming the biggest-selling pro wrestling event in history. And AEW followed that up by holding All Out Chicago the very next weekend! Ref Aubrey Edwards and Will Washington share their favorite moments and matches, and reveal some great behind-the-scenes details from both historic shows! Hear stories about Chris Jericho, Sting, Swerve Strickland, Orange Cassidy, Billy Gunn, Kenny Omega, the AEW Meat Match, Dennis Rodman, and the “Hot and Flexible” CJ Perry. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 September 2023

AEW All Out Chicago Preview

AEW All Out is this Sunday, September 3rd live from the United Center in Chicago! Will Washington and referee Aubrey Edwards break down the hottest card in pro wrestling! Luchasaurus defends the TNT Championship against Darby Allin. Jon Moxley challenges Orange Cassidy for the AEW International Championship. Ruby Soho tries to capture her first AEW title in a head-to-head battle against Kris Statlander for the TBS Championship. Will Samoa Joe retain the ROH World Television title or drop it to a very hungry Shane Taylor? FTR and The Young Bucks are forced to team up to take on Bullet Club Gold. Eddie Kingston and Katuyori Shibata challenge the Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta, and Miro test his limits against Powerhouse Hobbs. Plus, it’s mentor vs mentee as Kenny Omega faces off against Konosuke Takeshita. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Go to https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use promo code AEW50 to get 50% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2023

Tony Khan Previews AEW All In London

AEW All In, the biggest show in wrestling history, takes place this Sunday, August 27th at Wembley Stadium in London! CEO, GM and Head of Creative, Tony Khan, returns to break down the biggest matches on what is sure to be a history-making card. Two of the greatest tag teams of all time, The Young Bucks and FTR look to settle the score in a Rubber Match; MJF faces off against his best friend for the AEW World Championship after they team up to challenge Aussie Open for the ROH World Tag Team titles in the Zero Hour (FREE for everyone to watch on YouTube); Hikaru Shida defends the AEW Women’s World Championship in a 4-way versus Toni Storm, Saraya, and Dr. Britt Baker DMD; and Billy Gunn makes his return to pro-wrestling alongside The Acclaimed to take on the House of Black for the World Trios Championship. CM Punk and Samoa Joe battle for the “Real” AEW World Championship, Chris Jericho goes head-to-head with Will Ospreay, and Darby Allin looks for retribution for Nick Wayne in the tag team Coffin match. Plus, Blackpool Combat Club and the Golden Elite fight it out in the Stadium Stampede.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 August 2023

Celebrating 200 Episodes of AEW Dynamite

AEW Dynamite recently celebrated 200 episodes, and Ref Aubrey Edwards was on 197 of them! She and Will Washington share some behind-the-scenes stories from the first-ever Dynamite on October 2, 2019 live from the Capital Arena in Washington DC. They also discuss their favorite celebrity guests like Rick Ross, Shaq and Snoop Dogg; their favorite factions like Team Taz and The Inner Circle; their favorite debuts like Mr. Brodie Lee and Sting; and some of their favorite matches like the first-ever Blood & Guts and Hikaru Shida beating Toni Storm for the AEW Women’s World Championship. Ref Aubrey remembers moments from the pandemic era shows in Jacksonville including the first Blood & Guts and the Dinner Debonair. Subscribe to the AEW Unrestricted YouTube channel so you don't miss the video version that drops every Monday! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 August 2023

Roderick Strong

Roderick Strong was able to keep his AEW debut a secret, and explains why that surprise was such a big deal for him. He talks about the Falls Count Anywhere match with Chris Jericho that included the return of Adam Cole, a killer ice cream spot, and the use of some violent Texas trash cans. He recounts his original ROH feud with Samoa Joe and what it meant to get back in the ring with him in a singles match for the first time in 17 years. He discusses his injury and rehab, his decision to return to the wrestling, and the banger of a match he had with his 5-year-old son in a bouncy house! Plus, Roddy speaks to training with Jim Neidhart, having his Killswitch Engage entrance theme again, his rivalry with Bryan Danielson, and the importance of family and gratitude. Subscribe to the AEW Unrestricted YouTube channel so you don't miss the video version that drops every Monday! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 August 2023

Nigel McGuinness

Nigel McGuinness is on the commentary team for AEW Collision, and explains how that happened and the role that his abilities as a real-life magician may have played in clinching the deal. He discusses his commentary philosophy, his chemistry with both Kevin Kelly and Ian Riccaboni, finding his voice, and what it was like to transition from wrestler to broadcaster. He shares the story behind the injury that forced his retirement, and his surprise return to commentary at ROH Supercard of Honor PPV in March. Nigel also has stories about CM Punk, Jay Briscoe, and Colt Cobana along with his self-produced documentary, “The Last of McGuinness,” and the reason why he refers to Bryan Danielson as a clam digger. Plus, Nigel reveals the one match that would pull him out of retirement and back into the ring.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 August 2023

Mark Briscoe

Mark Briscoe, Ref Aubrey Edwards and Papa Briscoe soundly defeated Jeff and Karen Jarrett and Jay Lethal in a heck of a match that ended in a surprise submission! Mark and Ref Aubrey break it all down, and explain how this unlikely trios team came to be, and whether one person’s retirement will truly prevent them from going on a run of their own! Mark Briscoe also shares some great stories about his guest referee spot at AEW Double or Nothing, his incredible and bittersweet AEW Dynamite debut in a tribute match to his late brother, Jay, and what it’s been like to wrestle without him. He remembers his brother, their bond, their ROH debut, and their recent feud with FTR. He also comments on making the decision to wrestle again without Jay, and how faith is getting his family through this difficult time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

Kyle Fletcher

Kyle Fletcher is one half of the Aussie Open tag team. He shares the story of how he and Mark Davis met and started tagging together in Australia, what led them to the UK wrestling scene, and how that segued into an opportunity with New Japan and ultimately AEW. He speaks to their friendship with Will Ospreay, how they received the invite to join Ospreay’s United Empire faction, and what he thought when he heard that they would be participating in the AEW Trios Tournament! He discusses their matches against Death Triangle, The Elite, and FTR, and their immediate goals now that they’re officially All Elite. Plus, Kyle talks Australia, American food, Will Ospreay’s dogs, and the biggest cultural differences he’s experienced as he’s traveled the world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 July 2023

Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett is one-third of the ROH tag team The Kingdom, and talks about his newfound excitement and love for pro wrestling, and especially getting busted open the hard way! He defines his #BostonStrong wrestling style, and explains why he’s up for anything and everything from tacks to tables to pure rules matches. He discusses the family nature of Ring of Honor, what the Briscoe Brothers did for The Kingdom and ROH in the early days, how they all felt when Tony Khan purchased the company, and why he considers The Kingdom to be the gatekeepers of ROH. He talks about the importance of elevating younger talent like Action Andretti and Top Flight, the significance of Ghostbusters, his chemistry with Matt Taven, the value of positivity, his personal motto, and the “Jay Briscoe eyes.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 July 2023

Anthony Bowens, Anna JAS, Wheeler Yuta Live at AEW FanFest

AEW Unrestricted was Live at Double or Nothing in FanFest, and welcomed three very special guests – Anna JAS, Anthony Bowen of The Acclaimed, and Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta! Anna JAS talks street fights, learning from Jericho, and plays a little game of “This or That.” Anthony Bowens demonstrates proper scissoring technique, makes a case for Daddy Ass getting some gold, and shares some of the process behind Max Caster’s raps. And Wheeler Yuta talks about the incredible match with Jon Moxley that literally changed his career, his in-ring chemistry with Daniel Garcia, and what it was like to win the ROH Pure Championship. He also has some very interesting answers to a few “Who’s Most Likely To” questions when it comes to the BCC.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 July 2023

Celebrating AEW Fight Forever with Adam Cole, Evil Uno & Nik Sobic

The incredible AEW Fight Forever console game is out today, and we’re celebrating its release with Adam Cole Bay Bay (aka Chugs), Evil Uno, the host of All Elite Arcade on twitch, and AEW Sr. Vice President of Business Development, Partnerships, and video games, Nik Sobic! Nik spearheaded Fight Forever, and shares the game’s origin story, and the role that Kenny Omega played in its development. The guys reveal their favorite characters, move sets, weapons, and game mode, and give a sneak-peak at the mini games currently available and the ones still to come! You’ll discover who is the “mini game master,” who loves playing as Dr. Britt Baker DMD, who loves being Eddie Kingston in the exploding barbed wire match, who loves playing as themselves, and who on the AEW roster is the best trash-talker to date. Plus, Nic details how AEW was able to include Owen Hart in AEW Fight Forever! AEW Fight Forever is available everywhere NOW! https://aew.thqnordic.com Follow @AEWGamesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 June 2023

Rocky Romero Previews Forbidden Door 2023

AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door 2 is live from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada this Sunday, June 25th, and Rocky Romero from NJPW returns to break down the biggest matches on the hottest card in pro wrestling with Ref Aubrey and special guest co-host, Will Washington! Kenny Omega and Will Washington go head-to-head for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship in what’s sure to be another epic battle. AEW’s Jungle Boy Jack Perry stepped up to answer current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Sanada’s open challenge. AEW World Heavyweight Champion MJF is being forced to defend the title against the Ace of NJPW, Tanahashi. And then there’s the dream match between Bryan Danielson and Kazuchika Okada. Rocky also gives a brief history of the origin of the Forbidden Door PPV, and shares some of his favorite moments from last year’s inaugural event.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 June 2023

Will Washington

Will Washington is pulling double duty as guest and co-host, and explains how he became the second-ever, non-wrestling employee of AEW to get an All Elite graphic on social media! He shares his journey to AEW including the conversations with Tony Khan that got the ball rolling a few years ago, and what exactly his new role entails. He shares his contributions to the AEW soundtrack, “Who We Are Vol. 1,” and what it was like to do theme songs for Red Velvet and Powerhouse Will Hobbs. He and Ref Aubrey also preview the debut of AEW Collision coming June 17th at United Center in Chicago, and comment on the return of CM Punk, and they give a taste of what to expect at the upcoming Forbidden Door PPV with NJPW.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 June 2023

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