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Wade Keller Hotline - Ask the Editor - 3/13/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features the Ask the Editor format with these subjects: What if Bret Hart joined the Outsiders to form the NWO instead of Hulk Hogan? Was Ken Shamrock's decline in MMA related to blunt chairshots in WWE? Are TNA-WCW comparisons past relevant because it's been so many years since WCW went away?

Wade Keller Hotline - The News - 3/12/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features a look at the breaking news today that the UFC parent company Zuffa has purchased Strikeforce. There are several examples in pro wrestling that have enough similarities from a marketing, fan loyalty, marketplace relevance, and human nature standpoint to draw comparisons and learn lessons. This is a look at pro wrestling's history of one parent entity running two brands and why it has never worked and one specific way Strikeforce could stay relevant even if owned by UFC's parent company.

Wade Keller Hotline - Guest Sean Waltman - 3/11/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features a special guest, Sean "X-Pac" Waltman, telling his account of a serious injury he suffered at an indy show in New York last weekend when he was stabbed by part of a steel ring barrier which led to a series of crazy events. It's a detailed walk through an evening that could be a full act in a movie like "The Wrestler" that has to be heard to be believed.

PWTorch Livecast & VIP Aftershow - 3/11/2011

In this episode of the PWTorch Livecast with host PWTorch assistant editor James Caldwell and PWTorch columnist Greg Parks, they discuss with live callers last night's TNA Impact, the hype for Victory Road, Mr. Anderson's promos on Impact vs. Before the Bell, Bully Ray's strong character definition, TNA overall lacking a foundation for their characters, a potential WrestleMania 27 line-up from top to bottom, the WM27 opening match, plus a good amount of ROH talk covering the State of ROH. In the VIP Aftershow, they discuss Raw in-depth and look ahead to Monday's Raw, discuss potential Rock-Cena-Miz booking scenarios at WrestleMania including a scenario where Miz walks out still WWE champion, plus discussion of the ill-fated NXT Season 5 that launched on Tuesday.

Wade Keller Hotline - TNA Impact - 3/10/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features his in-depth look at this week's TNA Impact which was focused primarily on hyping Sunday's Victory Road PPV including a gathering of big names who want the TNA World Title, first-look at the PPV line-up late in the show, and analysis of the pacing of the show with the pros and cons of the approach they took.

PWTorch Livecast & VIP Aftershow — 3/10/2011

In this episode of the PWTorch Livecast and VIP Aftershow with host Wade Keller and special guest cohost John Piermarini, former member of the WWE Raw writing team during 2009 and 2010, they take calls for one hour featuring Piermarini's perspective on WrestleMania 27 hype and wide array of questions including developmental talent, Daniel Bryan firing, Undertaker catching on fire, Shelton Benjamin's potential return, Hornswoggle being booked, pitching ideas to Vince, whether WWE is softening the PG rating, and more. In the 45 minute VIP-exclusive Aftershow, Piermarini answers VIP member questions from the VIP Forum and email including the Piggy James angle, whether a John Cena turn might be in the cards and ever was before and how he'd turn him, plus much more.

PWTorch Livecast & VIP Aftershow - 3/9/2011

In this episode of the PWTorch Livecast with host PWTorch assistant editor James Caldwell and PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill, they discuss with live callers Monday's Raw, Cena's promo, whether Rock should & will be live in the building on a future Raw before Mania, Raw & SD & Impact ratings, TNA's thrown-together PPV line-up for Sunday, Tuesday's Smackdown taping Caldwell attended live, whether Shelton Benjamin has a future in WWE, Hunter-Taker's placement on the WrestleMania line-up, NXT Season 5 and looking ahead to NXT6, McNeill's Live Events Center, Snooki on Raw next week, and more. In the VIP Aftershow, they take McNeill Listener Thread Mailbag questions on WCW nostalgia, ugly wrestlers, Candyman, and other current topics.

Wade Keller Hotline - The News - 3/9/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features a look at the latest news including Shelton Benjamin commenting on his potential WWE future after his dark match last night with expanded commentary on how he is a valuable asset to either WWE or TNA at this point, plus items on Herschel Walker, Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, the Torch Talk with Diamond Dallas Page, and more...

Wade Keller Hotline - The News - 3/8/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features a look at the latest news including ratings surging for WWE and TNA including last night's Raw popping a year-high 3.9, plus NXT season five details, and in-depth analysis of whether this year's WrestleMania will sell better than last year's with a list of pros and cons.

PWTorch Livecast & VIP Aftershow — 3/8/2011

In this episode of the PWTorch Livecast and VIP Aftershow with host Wade Keller and Prowrestling.net's Jason Powell they take live calls for an hour on a variety of subjects including many aspects of last night's Raw plus last week's Impact. In the VIP Aftershow they discuss Cena's latest rap response to The Rock, potential Cena heel turn, Dolph's move to Raw, and much more...

Wade Keller Hotline - WWE Raw - 3/7/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features a detailed analysis and walk through tonight's Raw including more developments on the March to WrestleMania including return of Steve Austin and JBL, plus Shawn Michaels talks for Triple H, Trish coming back for a Web Depemption, Cena shifts to masturbation jokes, and more...

PWTorch Livecast & VIP Aftershow - 3/7/2011

In this episode of the PWTorch Livecast with host PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell, they discuss with live callers Steve Austin and The Rock comparisons in Attitude Era vs. March 2011, how Cena should respond to Rock on Raw, Austin's potential role at WrestleMania, guesses for Cole-Lawler special referee, Snooki's involvement on next week's Raw, preview of Cena's response to Rock on Raw, perspective on Jerry Lawler-Jimmy Hart from Memphis and Andy Kaufman, how vital McMahon was to Austin's success in Attitude Era, Sunny's Hall of Fame induction and whether she "deserves" it, Kane's random babyface turn, plus details on Keller's Torch Talk with DDP.

Wade Keller Hotline - Ask the Editor - 3/6/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features the Ask the Editor format with questions regarding why JBL got his big push in 2005-2006 including his political standing, what his assets were that led to his being chosen, his relationship with Vince McMahon, and how it will be perceived over time. Also, how many wrestlers know who is going to win the Royal Rumble before the match takes place and do they rehearse the match? Plus how are talents approached when asked to do an embarrassing gimmick such as Vickie Guerrero being called fat and can they turn it down if they're not comfortable with it?

Wade Keller Hotline - Ask the Editor - 3/5/2011

***NOTE***Some audio problems exist with this file which soften a few minutes into the update. We are working at solving it so it doesn't occur in the future... This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features the Ask the Editor format with questions regarding what has happened to Sheamus's push, could disappearing undercard wrestlers form a New Blood type of faction at or after WrestleMania, why UFC fans are less tolerant of some mat work than pro wrestling fans, was Randy Orton's quadriplegic promo the worst babyface promo ever, would pro wrestling have been better with ROH expanding instead of TNA, and more.

Wade Keller Hotline - Ask the Editor - 3/5/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features the Ask the Editor format with questions regarding what has happened to Sheamus's push, could disappearing undercard wrestlers form a New Blood type of faction at or after WrestleMania, why UFC fans are less tolerant of some mat work than pro wrestling fans, was Randy Orton's quadriplegic promo the worst babyface promo ever, would pro wrestling have been better with ROH expanding instead of TNA, and more.

Wade Keller Hotline - The News - 3/4/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features a look at the highest Thursday night rating for Impact last night, the new setting for the show, how TNA can follow up on this, and more of a breakdown on the quarter hours, plus four MMA related headlines including items on Batista vs. Ken Shamrock, UFC on Versus going head-to-head with TNA Impact, date for Brock Lesnar's next fight confirmed, and a big name female MMA fighter negotiating with WWE...

PWTorch Livecast & VIP Aftershow - 3/4/2011

In this episode of the PWTorch Livecast with host PWTorch assistant editor James Caldwell and PWTorch Nostalgia columnist Brian Hoops, they discuss with live callers last night's TNA Impact in-depth, breaking news analysis of Impact ratings & quarter-hour ratings, Impact looking big-league in an arena setting, Sting's return and evaluating him as TNA champion, Kurt Angle with an ax, the value of mid-card titles in 2011, plus tons of Nostalgia topics including early '90s WWF scandals and Hogan in WCW. In the VIP Aftershow, they break down the Torch Newsletter back-issue from 20 years ago (Issue #110) and discuss Jim Duggan, Bob Armstrong, and other potential inductees into the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame.

Wade Keller Hotline - The News - 3/3/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features a look at the news of the day including Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan exchanging insults on Twitter, Hilary Clinton says pro wrestling hurting U.S. image overseas, PPV pirates take notice as first arrest takes place, WWE touts impressive ratings stats for Raw and Smackdown, Shark Boy released, Jimmy Hart jumps back to WWE and Hulk spoils the reason, and thoughts on WCW's roster ten years ago.

Wade Keller Hotline - The News - 3/2/2011

This installment of the Wade Keller Hotline features an announcement regarding the next major Torch Talk and schedule for its release, a preview and thoughts on the latest PWTorch Digital Newsletter, news items on Batista and the new "True Story of WrestleMania" DVD coming out later this month, and a review of last week's Impact and a preview of tomorrow night's...