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Wrestling with Freddie

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Actor and wrestling enthusiast, Freddie Prinze Jr. pulls the curtain back on the world of pro wrestling alongside comedian and fellow wrestling fan, Jeff Dye. Freddie and Jeff will bring you a perspective on pro wrestling that you won't find anywhere else. Every week they discuss and breakdown the current state of pro wrestling from AEW, WWE, and the independent scene. Photography Credit: Joseph Viles

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United States

Description:

Actor and wrestling enthusiast, Freddie Prinze Jr. pulls the curtain back on the world of pro wrestling alongside comedian and fellow wrestling fan, Jeff Dye. Freddie and Jeff will bring you a perspective on pro wrestling that you won't find anywhere else. Every week they discuss and breakdown the current state of pro wrestling from AEW, WWE, and the independent scene. Photography Credit: Joseph Viles

Language:

English


Episodes
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The Divisive Nature of Online Tribalism in Wrestling Fandom

5/16/2024
Jeff and I explore online tribalism within the wrestling community and how it has created a divide, hindering fans from fully embracing the diverse world of wrestling and its current renaissance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:50

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King and Queen of the Ring and AEW Civil War Explained

5/15/2024
As the WWE King and Queen of the Ring tournament continues, Jeff and I want to express our admiration for the wrestlers' remarkable performances. This includes the intense battle between Gunther and Sheamus, which was nothing short of spectacular. We're also thoroughly enjoying the narrative that Drew and CM Punk are crafting as they work through their rivalry and recover from injuries. Plus, we get into the unfolding Civil War storyline in AEW. Is it effective? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:53

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The Origin of the Very First Pro Wrestler Inspired Sneaker

5/9/2024
When it comes to the shoe game Swerve brings it, and this week on Unsanctioned Thursday - Swerve shares how he created the very first pro-wrestling sneaker with his partner Flash Garment. Swerve also shares some stories about his wrestling journey and his come up with fellow AEW wrestler Will Osprey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:00

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Swerve Strickland Speaks About Being on Top of the World

5/8/2024
Swerve Strickland is our guest this week and Jeff and I speak to him about how he’s delivering on his promise in becoming AEW World Champion. Swerve also tells us how it’s sometimes lonely at the top and how he winds down after a long week of wrestling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:26

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The Art of Becoming a Wrestling Fan

5/2/2024
In this week's episode of Unsanctioned Thursday, Jeff and I take a stroll down memory lane. I relive the saga of my romance with the wrestling world amidst the glitz of Hollywood and we peel back the curtain on Jeff's inaugural plunge into the pro wrestling universe. Plus, I'll spill the latest chapters of my odyssey in crafting and debuting my very own wrestling federation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:22

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What Impact Did the WWE Draft Have and What Happened to Tony Khan?!

5/1/2024
This week, Jeff and I wrestle with the idea- Is the WWE Draft still a headline-worthy event? We're tossing around catchy new monikers for the draft and we debate whether there was a big enough shake up across the brands. Plus, we're tackling AEW's latest epic saga featuring Tony Khan and the Elite. The plot's twists and turns have us on the edge of our seats, and we're dishing out our dream scenarios for how this storyline should unfold in the ring. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:02

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AEW Dynasty Crowns a New Champion and I Get an Answer About My Federation

4/25/2024
AEW Dyansty in in the books, they crowned their first African American champion in company history! We talk match of the year contender and I read a decision by a network live on the show as it comes in real time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:32

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WWE’s Production is Pure Cinema and Congrats Becky Lynch

4/24/2024
Jeff and I agree that the production at WWE has taken a turn for the best and their attention to details are leaving us with some great television moments. We discuss the unfortunate injury to Rhea and how this now opened the door for one more Becky Lynch run as Women’s World Champion. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:27:36

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Celebrity Guest Hosts: The Good and The Bad Revealed

4/18/2024
Jeff and I don’t hold anything back when it comes to sharing our thoughts on having celebrities hit the squared circle. I share some stories of the time I worked in WWE and had to make a match work with Jersey Shore reality star, Snooki. Jeff tells us who he thinks was the worst celebrity turned wrestler and I share some more insights on pitching my federation to media companies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:38

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AEW All In Footage Released and Tama Tonga Joins WWE

4/17/2024
Jeff and I discuss the newest signee to the Smackdown brand, we dive further into the new era in WWE, and question whether the release of the AEW All In footage did anything to further any storylines. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:05

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A New Era of WWE has Begun

4/11/2024
WWE strides boldly into a new era, and this year’s WrestleMania leaves no room for doubt: Triple H now embodies the face of the company, leading it into an exciting future. Jeff and I delve into what this era means for the company, its wrestlers, and, above all, the passionate fans. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:16:43

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Has Cody Rhodes Truly Finished his Story?

4/10/2024
WrestleMania 40 etched its place in history. Jeff and I delved into the most impactful matches, the future of WWE and Cody Rhodes finishing his story which culminated in a triumphant journey to becoming the WWE Undisputed Universal Champion. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:00

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How Much has Wrestling Evolved and Changed?

4/4/2024
oin us for our first Unsanctioned Thursday of season 4 as we examine the seismic changes that unfolded during our podcast hiatus. We discuss the evolving TV and streaming landscape, exploring its effects on the wrestling community, and how we watch our favorite wrestling TV shows. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:03

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Predicting WrestleMania XL Winners and Top Storylines

4/3/2024
WrestleMania 40 is promising to be the grandest spectacle in wrestling history, and of course Jeff and I are back behind the mic with our predictions. From championship clashes to hot feuds, we’ve got it all covered. Plus, we dissect the intense storylines that have fueled the fire on Raw and SmackDown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:36

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Swerve Strickland the Next AEW World Champion?

1/4/2024
We get unsanctioned with Swerve Strickland. He opens about becoming the first black tag team champion in AEW alongside Keith Lee. Swerve also shares his dream of becoming AEW World Champion, and what that would mean for him and his community. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:57

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The Mogul Swerve Strickland

1/3/2024
On our final episode of the season, we go all in, and we chat with AEW superstar Swerve Strickland about his rise to stardom, his feuds and matches, and his “Real Heel” persona. Swerve tells us how he stays true to himself, how he deals with the fans and the critics, and what his goals are for the future. Don’t miss this exclusive and candid conversation with one of the most exciting and authentic wrestlers in the business. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:16

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Unsanctioned Trivia Challenge AEW Edition

12/28/2023
AEW has a lot of history for only being 5 years old. Jeff and I compete again to see who knows more as producer Alex quizzes us on AEW facts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:12

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Trivia Time WWE Edition

12/27/2023
Our producer Alex challenges our wrestling knowledge on this special trivia episode. Find out who knows the most about WWE, me or Jeff, and join in see how you score. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:40

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WWF Predictions for 2024

12/21/2023
Take a trip with me and Jeff to the future, as we predict what’s to come in 2024 for both WWE and AEW. There are huge names that are free agents, records to be broken, and TV deals to be made. The wrestling landscape is always changing and we can’t wait to see what will be come in the new year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:51

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Welcome to the First Wrestling With Freddie Awards Show

12/20/2023
It’s done! Join us for our inaugural WWF Awards show. Jeff and I reveal our choices in various categories like, Rookie Wrestler of the Year, Best Promo Artist of the Year, and Match or Feud of the Year (to name a few). We’ve compared AEW and WWE in different aspects and will tell you who we think earned the victory . See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:04