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Wrestling Weekly: 56 Glorious Years, Chris & Nancy, Mailbag

Jul 01, 2016 1:13pm

July 4th will mark Les Thatcher’s 56th anniversary in the wrestling business!  Les & Vic start off talking about what it was like early in Les’ career to walk into locker rooms filled with guys he’d paid to see just a few years earlier, including the time young, inexperienced Les was ribbed into doing something he shouldn’t have done to of all people, THE ORIGINAL SHEIK.  We’ll also discuss Chris Jericho’s recent podcast with Nancy Benoit’s sister (21:12) and Les will share some personal

FREE Wrestling Weekly: BJ Whitmer interview, Dean Ambrose, WWE CWC talk

Jun 24, 2016 9:45am

Before his big BITW match Friday night, BJ Whitmer stops by Wrestling Weekly!

Wrestling Weekly: WWE CWC, MITB, GCW & more~!

Jun 17, 2016 12:47pm

Les & Vic remember Gypsy Joe, talk the WWE cruiserweight series, Georgia Championship Wrestling, and more!

Wrestling Weekly: Les loves NXT, Danny Miller memories, Brock Lesnar

Jun 10, 2016 9:12am

On the latest Wrestling Weekly show, Les Thatcher and Vic Sosa talk WWE's risk in having Brock go to UFC, thoughts on the late Danny Miller, and TakeOver talk.

Wrestling Weekly: WWE Injuries; Schedule or Style?

Jun 03, 2016 1:44pm

Just how much has the injury bug that’s bitten WWE in recent years been a result of the schedule?  That’s the main topic of discussion on Wrestling Weekly!  Les and Vic will start the show with some sad news about Danny Miller, who is a longtime friend and former tag team partner with Les.  After some quick talk about Roderick Strong and Zack Sabre Jr.(4:25) and the very few things that went well on Raw this week, (6:47) we’ll take a look at Dave Meltzer’s article in the new Observer regardin

Wrestling Weekly: Cody Rhodes Quits, AJ Styles Dilemma, WWE Brand Split

May 28, 2016 9:56pm

From Cody Rhodes to Extreme Rules to the build to Money in the Bank to the WWE brand split, it’s been an incredibly eventful week and Les and Vic return to talk about it all!  We’ll start with Cody and the statement he released that didn’t do him any favors at WWE Headquarters, how many guys feel the way he does, and having a lot of respect for him being willing to walk away from a good amount of money if the money doesn’t come with the opportunity he’s seeking.  Vic was live in the building

Wrestling Weekly: WWE roster continues to deepen; Mr. Wrestling I & II updates

May 20, 2016 8:28am

How will the main event scene in WWE change in the next month? Les Thatcher and Vic Sosa break it down!

Wrestling Weekly: Mauro & Josh, Getting Started as a Wrestling Announcer, Mailbag

May 13, 2016 8:28am

Time for another fine edition of Wrestling Weekly where we’ll start with Les returning the favor from Smackdown this week and giving Mauro Ranallo a mention, including the story of how Les gave him some pointers early in Mauro’s career and didn’t realize it at the time!  We’ll also discuss the great interview Dave and Bryan did with Josh Barnett (6:23) on Wrestling Observer Radio regarding Josh’s views on both wrestling and his role as an analyst for New Japan on AXS.  That leads to the story

Wrestling Weekly: A Casual Fan's Thoughts on Payback, Ryback, Roman/AJ

May 06, 2016 9:43am

A fun mix of classic and current talk on the show this week!  Les gives us the latest on his friend and great wrestler back in the day Billy Wicks to start us off.  From there, we’ll tackle a question sent to us regarding a match from the Memphis territory (9:31) featuring two very inexperienced guys and the way it was laid out.  We’ll segue into a little talk about WWE Payback (16:05) with some thoughts Vic shares that come from a very new, pretty casual wrestling fan who has the kind of bac

Wrestling Weekly: Flair, Living the Gimmick, Bongs (!), Gallows & Anderson

Apr 29, 2016 9:13am

Lots of interesting topics today including Ric Flair’s party lifestyle, whose side are Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson really on, certain things Les refused to do in the ring during his wrestling days and more!  Some great questions in the mailbag this week, so after a rambling start on the NFL Draft, getting to ballgames really late, having your Instagram hacked on the biggest day of your life, Rip Rogers and a little more wackiness to start, we’ll answer your questions!  First, we’ll tackle