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FREE TODAY! Wrestling Observer Live 5/31: WWE Elimination Chamber pre-show, tons of news notes, calls, more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA including a full preview of tonight's WWE Elimination Chamber PPV! Tons of news, notes, calls and more! Best of all this show is completely FREE, so please post the link or file elsewhere and help spread the word about wrestlingobserver.com! If you like what you hear, sign up for a subscription as we produce anywhere from 12-15 new radio shows every week, plus members have full access to over 6,000 archived audio shows dating back to 2005, plus hundreds of new and archived Wrestling Observer and Figure Four Weekly online newsletters. It's a steal, so sign up and join the fun!

Bryan & Vinny Show 5/31: Full results of the Elimination Chamber PPV, JOHN CENA VS. KEVIN OWENS, all the rest and more!

The Bryan & Vinny Show is back today with a full recap of the WWE Elimination Chamber PPV, including an awesome John Cena vs. Kevin Owens match with an even more awesome finish, some big letdowns in terms of Elimination Chamber matches, potential booking scenarios for down the road and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Radio 5/31: Elimination Chamber results, Money in the Bank, WWE Network free month again, tons more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA including tons of thoughts on WWE Elimination Chamber, all the matches and angles, Money in the Bank, WWE Network Free June, Leslie Smith gives a dude a free MMA lesson, your questions and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Live 6/1: Dave Meltzer talks death of Tommy Rogers plus WWE Elimination Chamber, WWE Network free June, tons more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today with tons of news, Elimination Chamber, another WWE Network free month, an appearance by Dave Meltzer to talk the death of Tommy Rogers, your phone calls and questions and more! A packed show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Radio 6/2: Tommy Rogers, Paul Heyman vs. Steve Austin and the WrestleMania challenge, Raw, questions and more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA including more on the death of Tommy Rogers, the Paul Heyman/Steve Austin podcast and WrestleMania challenge, Raw from Monday, Samoa Joe signs major WWE deal, questions and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Live 6/2: Harley Race talks Hall of Fame career and upcoming training camp, Brock Lesnar vs. Steve Austin, tons more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today with special guest HARLEY RACE to talk his Hall of Fame career, his upcoming training camp featuring, of all people, RIC FLAIR, plus all the news on Steve Austin vs. Brock Lesnar, WrestleMania and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Figure Four Daily 6/2: Extended HARLEY RACE interview talking his Hall of Fame career, memories, upcoming camp and more!

Figure Four Daily with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today with special guest HARLEY RACE~! to talk more of his Hall of Fame career, memories of working some of the biggest names in history, training, why all pro-wrestlers who want to make it in Japan need to attend his upcoming camp and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Bryan & Vinny & Craig Show 6/2: WWE Raw from Monday, WCW Monday Nitro from week of June 2, 1996, tons more!

The Bryan & Vinny & Craig Show returns tonight with tons to talk about including full reviews of Raw from Monday and Nitro from the week of June 2, 1996! We've also got songs and drops and assorted hilarity, and also profanity, so be advised. Like that's news. A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Live 6/3: Wednesday Night War 2.0 kicks off tonight, ROH, TNA, Lucha Underground, NXT, more!

Wrestling Obsever Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today to talk the first night of the new WEDNESDAY NIGHT WARS with ROH, TNA, NXT and Lucha Underground all airing in North America on the same evening. What are you going to watch? Plus, news and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Figure Four Daily 6/3: Lance Storm talks providing input into both ROH and TNA and how each responded years ago, Raw, news, more!

Figure Four Daily with Bryan Alvarez and Lance Storm returns today with tons of stuff to talk about including some never-before-told stories about how Lance provided input into both TNA and ROH at the same time a decade ago and how each promotion reacted to his criticism, tons of thoughts on Raw and that latest news, and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Radio 6/3: UFC drug testing hammer down, Fighter Summit, new fights, Wednesday Night Wars reviews, Best of the Super Juniors, Tyson Kidd hurt, more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer is back tonight to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA with special guest Filthy Tom Lawlor including tons of notes on the UFC drug testing ruling that came down yesterday, tons of notes on the Fighter Summit and more, plus upcoming fights, reviews of the Wednesday Night Wars' main programming, Tyson Kidd injured, Best of the Super Juniors, questions and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Live 6/4: Chris Hero talks Infinity ALS Challenge, all the news and more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA including an interview with Chris Hero talking his ALS INFINITY CHALLENGE -- for every $500 raised he has to wrestle 30 minutes, and so far over $2,000 has been raised! Donate and help! Plus, news on the Wednesday Night Wars and more. A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Radio 6/14: Chris Hero extended interview on ALS Challenge, Japan, WWE developmental, Cesaro, more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today with special guest Chris Hero for an extended interview talking his ALS challenge this weekend, how you can donate, WWE developmental, Cesaro, tons of thoughts on Japan, MINORU SUZUKI and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Bryan & Vinny Show 6/5: Lucha Underground and NXT, Mickie James angle, Granny talks Bryan's 40th, tons more!

The Bryan & Vinny Show returns tonight with tons to talk about including THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WARS! NXT and Lucha Underground reviews, all the matches and angles, notes on Mickie James being KILLED by James Storm, plus Granny returns to discuss what she should get Bryan for his big 40th birthday next week. A fun show as always so check it out~!

Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly (June 5): Cena vs. Owens, Austin Podcast, Knoxville in June of '79, more~!

Les and Vic share their thoughts on John Cena vs Kevin Owens from Elimination Chamber, and as much as Vic likes that Kevin Owens won, there was something he wished was different and he explains what that was and why.  We’ll also talk the Austin/Heyman podcast and why Les loved it, as well as jump into the wayback machine to talk the events of June 1979 in the Knoxville territory, as it was a VERY eventful month.  In fact, if you’d like to see the lineups for the biggest shows in the territory which took place on Friday nights, you can see them in our show thread on THE BOARD.  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend~!

 


Classic Audio: WWE's Cesaro (Claudio Castagnoli) from July 29, 2009

Cesaro

From July 2009:

Figure Four Daily returns today with host Bryan Alvarez and the VERY EUROPEAN CLAUDIO CASTAGNOLI~! (now Cesaro in WWE). We've got tons of subjects to tackle including his early career in Switzerland, whether he ever went to the waterslides, coming to the US and getting into Ring of Honor, training with various guys including Honky Tonk Man, the lucha style and working Mexico, ROH TV, Jenna vs. Sharmell, putting comedy into his matches, the shows this weekend, Larry Sweeney, coming up with character ideas, and so much more! You can also check out his website for upcoming dates and a look at his sponsors. A great show so check it out!
 


Josh Nason's Punch-Out episode 2: Jeremy Botter of Bleacher Report

Dan Henderson
Photo: ESPN.com

Episode 2 of Josh Nason's Punch-Out is live and features Jeremy Botter of Bleacher Report, Houston Chronicle, and PokerNews.com fame! 
In this hour-plus conversation, Josh and Jeremy jumped into a variety of topics that included:

- UFC Fight Night New Orleans and the potential for Dan Henderson to retire with a loss

- His upcoming feature on Conor McGregor and going to Ireland only to find Conor wasn't there

- His recent feature on Kimbo Slice and why Kimbo is still relevant

- What the UFC's new anti-drug policies and fighter health programs mean for the average fan and fighter

- Being an outspoken media member and how it's affected his relationships with UFC PR

- His love of NXT, Finn Balor, and how his media beginnings began in pro wrestling

- Scoops a'plenty and more.

Download now and tell your friends: episode 2 of #JNPO is here! (Also, apologies if the music stays in your head all day. It's catchy!) You can also subscribe to the show via our RSS feed.


Wrestling Observer Live 6/15: ROH and TNA viewership on Destination America, Mickie James and DEVIL'S BREATH, Hero fundraiser, tons more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and MMA including ROH and TNA ratings on Destination America, Chris Hero fundraiser update, the DOOM OF MICKIE JAMES, plus it's OPEN LINES FRIDAY! Tons of fun stuff so check it out~!

After Dark Radio 6/5: Benjamin Radford with a skeptical look at UFOs, chupacabras, ghost hunting and more!

After Dark Radio with Bryan Alvarez returns tonight with special guest Benjamin Radford, who will take a skeptical look at ghost hunting, UFO's, chupacabras and more! Plus, all of the news, phone calls and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Wrestling Observer Radio 6/6: Awesome UFC card, Fight Week update, Cyborg, Gustaffson debate, WWE training camp, Havoc, Best of the Super Juniors and more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Dave Meltzer, Bryan Alvarez and Filthy Tom is back tonight to talk one of the most exciting UFC main cards in years, one exciting fight after another, a full recap plus news on International Fight Week, Mrs. Cyborg, WWE training camp and Havok, Best of the Super Juniors and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!


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