The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast
15 episodes
Join Chris Toplack and Cory Rivard as they transport you to the nostalgic moments of wrestling’s past by covering some of the most controversial moments, acclaimed performers, and bizarre scenarios in the world of professional wrestling. Listen to The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast on demand to enjoy this fascinating weekly podcast from the team at A fun dose of education and entertainment.


The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast Returns This Fall (2020)!
2020 Jul 152m 19s
So concludes season 1 of The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast. Tune in as we reflect on this past season and how you can keep up with the latest news about our show!You can read our official press release here., your daily source of...
Raven in WWE - Where Did It All Go Wrong?
2020 Jul 1347m 9s
“Michael Hayes was in a booking meeting when Vince McMahon said, ‘Who the f*** hired Johnny Polo?’ My heart was broken when I realized I wasn’t going to be used right.” Scott Levy performed under various aliases over his long wrestling career though by...
Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog at SummerSlam 1992 - The True Story
2020 Jul 0656m 26s
SummerSlam 1992 was assembled at outdoor Wembley Stadium just outside London, England. The 80,355 in attendance were buzzing throughout the evening, mostly in part to cheer on their hometown hero, The British Bulldog. He was set to take on his real-life...
Harley Race - Tales of His Tenacity and Strength
2020 Jun 2930m 41s
Harley Race was considered by many to be one of the legitimately toughest men to ever grace the squared circle. This is a man who beat polio as a child, survived cancer, plus a near-fatal car crash. As Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan once said, "The only two...
Ludvig Borga – The Surreal, Shocking Life of Tony Halme
2020 Jun 2240m 34s
Every story about the life of Tony Halme, professional wrestling’s Ludvig Borga, seemed so outrageous they couldn’t possibly be true. Halme truly lived the “foreign heel” gimmick in his surreal, shocking life; he was openly racist and homophobic and...
Sting - His Unlikely Journey to the WWE (And Where It All Went Wrong)
2020 Jun 1548m
One of the few constants in World Championship Wrestling was Sting. He had many classic matches, won numerous titles, drew immense crowds, did big business with the nWo, you name it. He was a big deal. That’s why it boggles the mind that it took 14...
Wrestlers' Court in the WWE - Bizarre Tales from the Locker Room
2020 Jun 0853m 34s
Wrestlers' Court is a very real collective of talent that meets whenever WWE employees need to hash out differences on the road. Undertaker was usually the judge, though JBL and Triple H have sat in at the helm on many occasions. There were prosecuting...
Chris Jericho vs Shawn Michaels - Their Emotional, Memorable Feud
2020 Jun 011h 2m 21s
“If you’re going to have a story, have a big story, or none at all.” The Chris Jericho vs Shawn Michaels feud involved two of the greatest artists painting a beautiful piece of work full of layers of emotion that could resonate with any pro wrestling...
Rick Rude - More Than Ravishing
2020 May 2554m 47s
Rick Rude was a special, once-in-a-lifetime kind of wrestler. He went by the nickname “Ravishing” — and rightfully so. He had a solid moveset, great looks, flashy attire, and unbridled arrogance with the in-ring skill to back it all up. He played hard...
Brian Pillman - How He Worked The Workers and Made Himself a Superstar
2020 May 181h 4m 59s
Brian Pillman and his “Loose Cannon” gimmick was the talk of the wrestling business in 1996, with everyone from promoters, fans, dirt-sheet journalists, and the wrestlers themselves all discussing what was real and what was part of Brian’s character. He...