Talk Is Jericho

Recorded from all over the globe, multiple time world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy and New York Times best-selling author Chris Jericho rocks the podcast world with "Talk Is Jericho," his unique, weekly take on all things pop culture and life in general. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in entertainment and discusses the minutia of wrestling, music, television, movies and twerking!! All-ages welcome. No ID required! - To access the entire Talk Is Jericho archive, go to PodcastOne.com.

LATEST EPISODE

Star Wars Something or Other with Team Tiger Awesome

Spoiler alert! There are absolutely NO spoilers about Star Wars in this special Star Wars episode of TIJ! There's barely any talk about Star Wars either! What you will get are tons of hilarious, irrelevant side stories and tangents about everything from Mike Meyers to Alice Cooper to the Love Guru to Cal Ripken Jr to Eli Roth and The Polar Express. And in between the complete chaos, you might hear what TTA & Y2J THINK is gonna happen in future Star Wars movies, what they WISH would happen, and how they really feel about digital death puppets.
01:48:18 12/15/2017

Past Episodes

Kerry King from Slayer returns to TIJ with a list of recommended comedies for you to watch! He's also talking about playing musical festivals in Europe (including the Download Fest where this convo was recorded), how he warms up before each gig, and his favorite Slayer songs to play live. Plus, hear about the chains and kneepad he wears onstage, what's up with the new Slayer album, and why Kerry doesn't believe there will ever be another Big 4 gig with Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth!
01:05:16 12/13/2017
Don Callis and Scott D'Amore are the new Executive Vice Presidents of Impact Wrestling, and have been charged with getting both the creative and business on-track and growing! And they've got plenty of ideas, both immediate and big picture, on how to make that happen! In this in-depth exclusive, they discuss the road that led them to Impact, their philosophy when it comes to talent and content, and their hopes for making Impact a global brand. Plus, Don Callis reveals how this will affect his announcing gig for New Japan Pro Wrestling, and his podcast, "Killing The Town with Storm & Cyrus," on the Jericho Network!
01:36:26 12/8/2017
Kevin McDonald is from Canadian comedy troupe Kids In The Hall, and he also co-stars alongside Y2J in season 2 of "But I'm Chris Jericho" (which premieres tomorrow 12/7 at ButImChrisJericho.com). Kevin is insane and has crazy stories about KITH's early days performing in Canada, what inspired some of their most popular characters and sketches (like Chicken Lady & King of Empty Promises), how they got Lorne Michaels to let them audition for SNL (and then give them their own TV show), and why their movie "Brain Candy" didn't do as well as it should have! Plus, Kevin shares his embarrassing audition for "Sleepless In Seattle" director Nora Ephron, the true meaning of the red sweater, and the one sketch that best sums up Kids In The Hall.
01:31:09 12/6/2017
Jimmy Jacobs is the guys who created The List of Jericho! He also co-wrote the Festival of Friendship with Y2J, and was recently fired from WWE over a controversial picture posting on Instagram! And he's talking about it all on TIJ! The 5x Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champion recounts his journey to WWE, his 2.5 years there (including his relationship with Vince McMahon), and his subsequent return to the ring and the indie scene!
01:26:07 12/1/2017
Henry Winkler is The Fonz from "Happy Days," Barry Zukerkorn on "Arrested Development," Coach Klein on "The Waterboy," and Y2J's childhood hero! Discover what inspired Fonzie's voice, mannerisms, and those famous catch phrases! He's also got stories about Adam Sandler, Robin Williams, director Garry Marshall, jumping the shark, and learning how to take bumps at wrestling school! Plus, Henry went on a road trip through Asia with William Shatner, George Foreman, and Terry Bradshaw, and reveals some of the experiences that didn't make the final cut of their reality show, "Better Late Than Never!"
01:00:55 11/29/2017
Chavo Guerrero is the trainer and stunt coordinator who helped the Netflix GLOW cast learn to wrestle! Chavo and Kimmy Gatewood and Rebecca Johnson (who play the Beatdown Biddies on GLOW) are sharing stories from the set of the Netflix hit, which has been renewed for season 2! Kimmy & Rebecca talk about taking bumps and doing their own stunts, creating their costumes, developing their gimmick, and working with Marc Maron. Chavo explains how he was able to get the girls wrestle-ready in just a few weeks, who had a real natural talent for the ring, and the moment he knew that Netflix had a hit on their hands!
01:19:19 11/24/2017
The hilarious rock & roll comedian, Craig Gass, joins TIJ with side-splitting stories about Gene Simmons, Lars Ulrich, and writing for "Saturday Night Live." Hear his impersonations of Kirk Hammett, Christopher Walken, The Fonz, Sam Kinison, an out-of-breath Mark Wahlberg, and Paul Stanley. Craig's opened gigs for Metallica, lived with Eddie Van Halen, hung out Mick Jagger, and been a regular on Howard Stern! He also kicked cocaine cold-turkey after nearly dying from a heart attack.
01:34:29 11/22/2017
Kyle O'Reilly, one third of NXT's The Undisputed Era, joins the Undisputed Champion Y2J for an episode filled with crazy stories about illegal border crossings, English black pudding, shortest Champion reigns ever, the ReDragon tag team at ROH, bad gimmicks, and coveted disco satin jackets! Kyle's also filling in the details on his NXT signing and debut, his new faction with Bobby Fish and Adam Cole, and learning from Shawn Michaels.
01:21:43 11/17/2017
Real-life treasure hunters Steve Shaffer and Tim Draper join TIJ with wild Indiana Jones-style stories about searching for and discovering long lost loot and ancient artifacts like gold bars and Egyptian tablets! Hear details of the expedition they took with Y2J to the deserts of Utah to pursue Butch Cassidy's take from the infamous Castle Gate heist (an expedition you can see Friday night on The Travel Channel when "The Legend Of... with Chris Jericho" airs at 11pm ET/PT), and learn how you can become a treasure hunter yourself! Plus, Steve and Tim share some of their most lucrative finds!
01:19:47 11/15/2017
Who the F is Michael Alago? Well, he's the A&R guy who signed Metallica, White Zombie, and even Fozzy for their debut album back in 2000. What's A&R? Michael's answering that too! And sharing stories from his days at Elektra Records, Geffen Records, and working with other artists like Cyndi Lauper and Nina Simone! He also survived full-blown AIDS, and you'll hear the miracle that accompanies that story! Plus, Michael talks about the state of the music biz today, why he still considers former Sex Pistol Johnny Lydon a close friend and one of the smartest people he knows, and which single artist makes up his entire desert island top 5 records.
01:19:22 11/10/2017
Austin Aries is no longer with WWE, and he's telling the whole story on TIJ! His exclusive interview recounts the details of the split, and what's coming next! He also talks about his journey to WWE, his time at NXT, the illustrious banana, and opening Wrestlemania 33. And Austin lives a plant-powered life! You'll discover what that means, and why he objects to the term vegan as he fills everyone in on his new book, "Food Fight: My Plant-Powered Journey from the Bingo Halls to the Big Time!"
01:26:51 11/8/2017
It's holiday movie season and Y2J's got you covered, along with some help from Fandango's Nikki Novak! Should you see or skip - "Thor: Ragnarok," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "The Post," "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle," "Justice League," "The Disaster Artist," "Murder On The Orient Express," and Daniel Day-Lewis' last movie, "The Phantom Thread?" CJ & Nikki break 'em down! Plus, Nikki's also got a million stories about some of her more famous celeb interviews with the likes of Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford, and the time she played skee-ball with Seth Rogan. And then there was the time that Y2J ran into U2's Bono...
01:37:26 11/3/2017
There's only one guest big enough for episode 400! That's Gene Simmons of KISS and his $2000 Gene Simmons Vault! And you'll find out why $2000 is a small price to pay for the 10-disc, metal road case box set that comes hand-delivered by The Demon himself! Gene's also talking about attempting to trademark his hand gesture, KISS tribute bands, changing his given name, Paul McCartney, getting schooled by Carol Kaye of The Wrecking Crew, and how Jiminy Cricket from the movie, "Pinocchio," changed his life.
01:25:53 11/1/2017
Rob Szarek from Live Paranormal joins TIJ just in time for Halloween! Rob and his crew host live paranormal events online with their ghost box machine, and wait till you hear about some of his experiences! He's got creepy stories about the haunted Ohio State Reformatory, the historic House of Wills funeral home in Cleveland, and Ohio University in Athens! He's witnessed possessions, communicated with ghosts, and possibly encountered aliens! This may be the spookiest episode yet!
01:20:53 10/27/2017
Jim Cornette makes his TIJ debut with tales about bullet proof vests, fan riots, and ether! He also recounts inducting the Rock & Roll Express into the WWE Hall of Fame, some of the best wrestlers to come through OVW (like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Dave Batista), the origins of Smokey Mountain Wrestling, the creation of The Thrillseekers gimmick, the infamous Dairy Queen drive-thru story, and the 5-star rating system created by Corney and Norman "Weasel" Dooley. And he's sharing tips on what makes a good promo and a great heel! Plus, Starman Kenny Bolin joins the fun!
01:57:37 10/25/2017
Josh Bernstein is the man behind the Golden Gods Awards, and the one responsible for bringing Y2J into the mix as host! They worked that show together for 4 years and now the two-man band's been reunited for the first-ever Loudwire Music Awards! Josh and Jericho are giving exclusive, backstage access to all the stories, antics, debauchery, madness, and mayhem! They're telling tales about Metallica, Ozzy, Rob Halford, the Foo Fighters, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp, Steel Panther and Slash! They're covering collaborations, fist fights, mob style payoffs, surprise guests, and the always unruly metal fans!
01:18:18 10/20/2017
Brad Williams is funny. Period. That's why he's on TIJ, and that's why he's been added to the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea lineup! He's got story after story... including the great rib that he & Bob Saget pulled on John Stamos, the one wresting match he had as "Half Pint," how he got into comedy, why he prefers dwarf over "little person," and what happens to hecklers at his live shows. He'll school you on "reachers," overhead bins on airplanes, and the infamous lap dances that used to close out his live sets.
01:27:45 10/18/2017
The new Fozzy album,
Judas," has arrived, and the entire band invades TIJ to talk about the incredible journey to October 13, 2017! Find out how the songs came together, why there aren't many guitars solos on this album, which song utilizes a Def Leppard production trick, and why Fozzy decided to bring in an outside producer (Johnny Andrews) for the first time. There's a Clint Eastwood debate, one bug incident, a great story about the crew member who got stuck in the lighting rig at the Sonic Boom Festival right before Fozzy's set, and a confession about influential special guests who make the band nervous onstage.
02:15:37 10/13/2017
The Singh Brothers crash TIJ much like they crashed the WWE live show in Toronto 10 years ago that got the ball rolling for them! Okay, so they were actually invited to TIJ! Anyways... Harv and Gurv Sihra recount their wrestling journey from the Hart Brothers wrestling school in Calgary to Tony Condello's death tours in Manitoba to Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling to finally signing with the WWE and landing plum gigs as henchman to WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal. They're also talking Bollywood, Punjabi, Great Khali, what they learned from Edge, and the joys of a "Kraft dinner."
01:33:32 10/11/2017
It's been 20 years since Brian Pillman's tragic passing, and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer joins TIJ to share some stories and memories. Dave started covering Brian's wrestling career from his early days in Calgary with Stampede Wrestling. The two became very close friends, and now Dave Meltzer is providing some insight about Brian's Loose Cannon gimmick, how Brian was able to get Eric Bischoff and WCW to release him from his contract so that he could pull a swerve and sign with Vince McMahon and WWE, Brian's Hollywood Blondes tag team with Steve Austin, and the one big goal that drove Brian's career choices. And Dave remembers the last days leading up to Brian's tragic death. Plus, Sisi & Chey return to give their personal review of the new movie, "It."
01:33:32 10/6/2017
Steel Panther returns to TIJ with all the expected chaos, confusion, and comedy! There's plenty of singing, all sorts of animal noises, stories about jam sessions gone wrong (Alfonso Ribeiro), jam sessions gone REALLY wrong (Zakk Wylde), deer anecdotes, deer whistle adventures and the formation of both a new podcast (Talk Is Satchel) and a new cover band (the Bald Eagles).
01:09:52 10/4/2017
Porn's Power Couple, Lexington Steele and Savana Styles, are telling it like it is when it comes to sex for work and sex for pleasure... because they do both - with each other! You'll find out why Savana prefers to have Lex direct her on camera, and why it's important to watch each other's work with other partners. Plus, you'll discover how they got into the porn industry, and what effect the internet has had on porn, and specifically their ability to make a living off of what they do. They also offer a behind-the-scenes look at some of their favorite, most popular, and upcoming films.
01:26:49 9/29/2017
TIJ celebrates the late, great Bobby "The Brain" Heenan with a heartfelt tribute to the legend that many called the best-ever, all-around wrestler! "Killing The Town's" Cyrus and former WCW announcer Mark Madden join to share their stories and memories of Bobby, and explain what made him so good on the mic, as a manager, and in the ring taking bumps. They recall the weasel gimmick and suit, and Bobby's days managing everyone from Andre The Giant to Ric Flair to Nick Bockwinkel. And they share their favorite Heenan quotes, and reveal the lessons they've learned and carried with them through their respective careers.
01:25:08 9/27/2017
What the heck is a zonkey!? Well, that's just one of the many interesting things you'll learn from Rainn Wilson (aka Dwight Schrute on "The Office" and Harry Mudd on the new "Star Trek: Discovery") on TIJ! Rainn describes what it was like playing Fishboy in Rob Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses," auditioning for the role of Dwight, hosting "Saturday Night Live," and meeting his hero, Eric Idle of "Monty Python" fame. He also reveals how he deals with forgetting lines in live situations, what he loves most about Star Trek: Discovery, and whether or not there will ever be a reunion of The Office.
01:20:38 9/22/2017
Cody (don't call him) Rhodes is back on TIJ to talk about his incredible ascension on the indie scene, and the one person who believed he could do it. You'll hear about the evolution of the American Nightmare gimmick, how Cody joined The Bullet Club, what it meant to be the ROH Champion, and why losing to Okada at the New Japan G1 Tournament in Long Beach was a great moment in his career. Plus, Cody reveals his reasons for walking away from WWE in the first place, and what his famous father, Dusty Rhodes, would have said about the decision had he been alive to see it.
01:19:15 9/20/2017
Chris Jericho and his family were hunkered down at home in Tampa, FL when the eye of Hurricane Irma hit the city very early Monday morning. Hear what it was like as they waited for and rode out the storm, and ultimately became among the incredibly lucky who didn't suffer personal injury, loss of life, or destruction of property. Chris narrates the harrowing 24 hours before, during, and immediately following Irma. His 11-year-old twin daughters, Sisi and Chey, also share their thoughts about living through the powerful storm.
00:56:34 9/15/2017
Living Legend Dick Beyer aka masked wrestler, Destroyer, makes his TIJ debut, and he's got story after story after story... from his feud with Japanese wrestling star Rikidozan to working with Gorgeous George, Lou Thesz, and Andre The Giant. He's been in every territory from Oregon to Minneapolis to Los Angeles to Buffalo, but never Mexico (and you'll find out why). You'll also discover when and where he started wearing the mask, and why he needed his then-wife's help in creating them. He's breaking down the origins of the Doctor X gimmick, and how he feels about Ric Flair adopting Destroyer's Figure Four Leg Lock finish!
01:14:01 9/13/2017
Nick Santonastasso might be the most inspirational guest ever on TIJ! The 21-year old fitness model and bodybuilder, who got his start pulling crazy pranks on Vine, has no legs, and only one arm and a single finger. But that has not stopped him from wrestling, playing the drums, producing videos for Vine, pranking "The Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus, and now competing in the Iron Bay Classic competition in Tampa, FL. Hear his incredible story, and his future plans (which may or may not include sky diving and a WWE ring)!
01:09:59 9/8/2017
Duff McKagan returns to TIJ to talk 30 years of Guns N Roses! From the making of the Appetite For Destruction album to the current GnR Reunion Tour - Duff's got you covered with great stories! Find out why GnR's first real tour was supporting The Cult, how they ended up working with producer Mike Clink, what the release of "Sweet Child O' Mine" did for their popularity, and why Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin used to hide original drummer Steven Adler's drum heads and cymbals! Duff's also talking about Axl Rose's run with AC/DC, and why losing Chris Cornell was so devastating for Duff. And yes, there are more knock-knock jokes!
01:40:04 9/6/2017
Brian Slagel discovered Metallica, launched the career of Armored Saint, and was the first to sign Slayer to a record deal. He was also one of Lars Ulrich's first friends when Lars moved to the States. And those are just a few of the stories that Brian's sharing on TIJ! You'll also find out how Metal Blade Records grew out of the release of one compilation tape, what happened to Armored Saint (who were supposed to be bigger than Metallica), and how the advent of the cassette tape nearly bankrupted his label. Plus, Brian's talking death metal, streaming music, and the return of vinyl!
01:36:17 9/1/2017
Taya Valkyrie was recently stripped of AAA's Reina de Reinas title under much controversy, which resulted in a social media feud with AAA Talent Relations Manager, Vampiro. Today, Taya's on TIJ telling her side of the story! She's also talking about her future with AAA and with Lucha Underground as part of Lucha's Worldwide Underground Faction. Plus, she's speaking candidly about the tragic death of the great Perro Aguayo Jr, who was her mentor! Taya spent 5 years living and working in Mexico, and you'll discover what she learned from Perro about wrestling! She also recounts the night that Perro died and what life was like for her in the days immediately following her death! And she's got stories about her character's development, learning the luchadora style (as well as how to speak Spanish), and some of her favorite matches!
01:08:32 8/30/2017
Drew McIntyre was first on TIJ just days after being fired from WWE, and now he returns as NXT Champion with an incredible story about his journey back! He's talking about how he forged his way on the indie scene wrestling for WCPW and ICW and then back to the States to TNA! He had a big offer from TNA and a possible chance to wrestle in Japan with the Young Bucks when he got the call from WWE. Hear the story of how he ended up at the NXT Performance Center working with Shawn Michaels, and what he's learned from Shawn despite already having 17-years experience in the business! Drew's also got stories about working with Bobby Roode, Rey Mysterio, and Billy Corgan.
01:17:38 8/25/2017
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and former Sex Pistol Steve Jones has plenty to say about music, radio, touring, and the Pistols' Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction! He's also got a great story about stealing gear from David Bowie (and paying it back years later), the dos & donts of recording with the great Bob Dylan, the truth about pissing on Elvis Presley's grave, and why baldness, double chins, publicists and Paul Schaffer are NOT rock & roll in his book!
01:15:29 8/23/2017
Eli Roth returns to help you get your scare on as he, his brother Gabe, film editor Mark Goldblatt and Y2J talk slasher films! And that means you'll get plenty of slasher film history and trivia from Eli - starting with the first movies made in Italy to the death of the slasher movie in the early 80s (and the role the Reagan assassination attempt may have played in that) to the slasher resurgence in the late 90s. They offer up favorite flicks, favorite death scenes, and their favorite A-list celebs who got their starts in the genre! They're also talking the original "Halloween," "Friday The 13th," and "Psycho," and discussing directors like Dario Argento, Wes Craven, and Brian De Palma.
01:30:22 8/18/2017
Smackdown Women's Champ Naomi brings the glow to TIJ! She also brings tons of road tales, Funcadactyls dance moves, and the story of how she went from Orlando Magic cheerleader to WWE champion! Plus, you'll hear about her WWE tryout, her season of the NXT TV show, what she learned in one 10-minute crash course from Norman Smiley, how "The Last Dragon" inspired her glow gimmick, and where she came up with the name, Naomi.
01:20:33 8/16/2017
Breezango, Tyler Breeze and Fandango, make their TIJ debut, and bring the trials and tribulations of their tag team with them! Hear how they came together, who thought up the name, why they're often surprised by the Fashion Files and who makes the board, how they balance the comedy "haha" with wrestling skill, and who helped them most along the way (shout outs to John Cena, Nikki Bella, The Miz, and Road Dogg). You'll also find out about their respective roles in Southpaw Regional Wrestling, and when you may get new episodes! Plus, both share their WWE stories - from tryouts to NXT signings to main roster bumps!
01:21:51 8/11/2017
Mike Tyson joins TIJ to talk about the time he nearly knocked Y2J out on Monday Night Raw, the 200 pigeons that live at his house, fighting Evander Holyfield, why Muhammad Ali is greatest boxer who ever lived, and what he thinks about the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor fight. The Champ's also talking about his favorite wrestlers and matches, his upcoming second Broadway show, and his new podcast, "Bite The Mic." Plus, Ash The Fish Expert returns to talk about spear fishing on Maui!
01:06:01 8/9/2017
Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates and Johnny Christ, along with Y2J, are in search of the perfect album! Here are the rules - every song on the album has to score an A- or better. And some of the albums up for debate include releases by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Jackson, NOFX, and Weezer! A7X also weigh in on their own albums, and share some stories from their Summer on the road with Metallica!
01:07:25 8/4/2017
Nia Jax makes her TIJ debut, and as you'll hear, for the record, she IS related to The Rock! You'll discover how The Rock helped Nia once she got signed at NXT, why she gave up her 10-year modeling career to pursue wrestling, what she learned from Dusty Rhodes, why she loves working with Bayley, and how she found out she was moving up to the main roster. Plus, Nia talks about her name, Beyonce inspiring her ring costume, and her surprise 4-way match at Wrestlemania!
01:16:19 8/2/2017
Bo Dallas is talking conspiracy theories on TIJ! He's a big conspiracy theorist, and has plenty to say about the moon landing, the JFK assassination, the pyramids of Giza, the illuminati, aliens, and even Bigfoot. Find out what he believes & why! Plus, he'll fill you in one of the creepiest conspiracy theories out there right now - Hollow Earth and the reptilian alien species said to live in the center of the Earth! And wait till you hear some of the very famous people who are rumored to be reptilians!
01:17:02 7/28/2017
Speewee returns with The List of Speewee, and the stories associated with it are just as detailed (and embarrassing) as his last appearance on the pod! Here are a few list items that get the Speewee storytelling treatment: icicles, sh*itman, sh*tpants, red dots, virginity, and the money shot. And NONE are what you think they are (they're worse)! On a more serious note, Speewee also has a new record out. It's actually the Dave Spivak Project and the album is called "West Of The Red," and he'll tell you how you can download a copy for FREE!
01:22:10 7/26/2017
It's been 10 years since the horrific events of the last few days of Chris Benoit's life & the murder of his family & his own subsequent suicide, which Y2J has discussed in-depth on this very podcast. But today, Y2J is putting those last few days aside, and talking about Chris Benoit, the wrestler, with noted wrestling expert and journalist Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer. Dave not only covered Benoit's career from his early days in Calgary and Japan, but was also friends with him. And for many years (the late 90s & early 2000s), Y2J's career was tightly intertwined with Benoit's. So Y2J & Meltzer breakdown and analyze some of Benoit's matches, and many of the matches Y2J worked with him. It's a controversial discussion that is not meant to glorify Benoit or erase the despicable acts that defined the last days of his life.
01:52:42 7/21/2017
Do you want to know what Chris Jericho was like as a kid? Well, here's your chance! His two childhood BFFs (who also happen to be his cousins) Wise Cousin Chad and How's It Goin' Todd Holowatuk join TIJ to relive some of the fun! They used to spend the summers at each other's houses, take family vacations together (including wayward RV trips to the States), and attend more concerts than they can remember. They had horrible fake IDs that worked, and a couple of bar stories to prove it. They made their own comics, movie review mags (with some questionable ratings), and reenacted their favorite film scenes... and they're telling all those stories and MORE!
01:24:29 7/19/2017
Everybody loves Kyng and you're about to find out why! Singer Eddie Veliz, bassist Tony Castneda, and drummer Pepe Clarke (that's the whole band) manage themselves, are 2 payments away from owning their touring van, shared a bus with Fozzy on the last leg of the "Judas Rising Tour," got some great advice from Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, were invited by James Hetfield of Metallica to play the Orion Festival, and count Clutch among their all-time favorite tours! They also have one big regret about their band name, and a great story about stealing their own record!
01:23:06 7/14/2017
An Irishman, a Swiss, and a Canadian walk into a hotel room in Japan and... this is what happens! Y2J sat down with WWE Tag Team World Champs Sheamus & Cesaro, and they talked about everything from the Best Of 7 program that got Sheamus and Cesaro first working together to their tag team chemistry to the tear-away suits and the kilts at Wrestlemania! They also share stories about their respective homelands, weird food encounters on the road, yodeling, and hanging out with Bono.
01:11:59 7/12/2017
Ross Hart is the 10th out of 12 Hart kids, and sandwiched right in between Bret & Owen. He produced the Stampede Wrestling TV product in the 80s while his older brother, Bruce, was booker. But he was involved in the family-promotion long before becoming its TV producer! He used to drive the wrestlers around the territory to shows, and talks about the scary car accident in the Canadian Rockies that almost killed him, Davey Boy Smith, Chris Benoit, and Karl Moffat. He's also got stories about Dynamite Kid, Brian Pillman, Randy Orton's uncle, Barry Orton, and brother Owen's early days at Stampede. He talks about his dad, Stu, selling to Vince McMahon only to relaunch Stampede again himself when things didn't go according to plan, and Ross explains why Stu finally closed the promotion for good.
01:36:01 7/7/2017
Third time's a charm for Corey Taylor as the Stone Sour/Slipknot frontman returns to TIJ to talk about the latest Stone Sour album, "Hydrograd," the fabulous "Fabuless" video of Tubemen, his upcoming fourth book "America 51," and a musical influence that might surprise everyone. He's also talking about Stone Sour's near Wrestlemania appearance, and his own involvement in a recent Baron Corbin vs Samoa Joe house show match!
01:17:36 7/5/2017
Happy Canada Day to all of Y2J's fellow Canadians! And in honor of the occasion, the Canadian rock band crew (they're mostly from Winnipeg, you idiot) has reunited to talk all things Canadian television (and sing a TV theme song or ten)! Brent Fitz, Todd Kerns from Slash & Myles Kennedys band, the Conspirators, Red Solo Cup Geoff, and honorary Canadian, Brian Slagel from Metal Blade Records have plenty of memories (well, not Brian so much) about Degrassi, The Littlest Hobo, Bizarre, The Beachcombers, and City Vision (and how it wrecked Y2Js music credibility in highschool). And you know there's more than one great rock story included in this inquisition and it may or may not involve AC/DC, KISS and/or Judas Priest. O Canada! Our home and native land! O Canada! We stand on guard for thee (and your killer TV shows)!
01:47:21 6/30/2017
The 2017 Money In The Bank champion, Baron Corbin, brings his bright blue briefcase, his plans for cashing it in, and his take on that game-changing ladder match to TIJ. He & Y2J are neighbors so he didnt have to carry the case far, but wait till you hear whose house hes living in, in Florida! Hes talking about his transition from the NFL to the WWE, training with Johnny The Bull, his first match at NXT (against Alberto Del Rios younger brother), the motivating advice he got from both Michael PS Hayes and The Undertaker, and the great story about how Triple H told him he was finally moving up to the main roster!
01:19:31 6/28/2017
Before there was Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, there was Muhammad Ali vs Antonio Inoki! The forgotten fight happened June 26, 1976 at the Budakon Arena in Japan. Author & journalist Josh Gross wrote a book about the famous fight that gave rise to both Mixed Martial Arts and Sports Entertainment. He shares the stories he uncovered about how & why this fight happened, what got Vince McMahon involved, what the original finish was supposed to be and why it changed, and how fans and media reacted to it at the time.
01:22:50 6/23/2017
He's a legend, a pioneer, and held the World Championship for 12 years! Bruno Sammartinos on TIJ! It's an epic interview covering Bruno's childhood in Italy, including how he lived in a cave in the mountains for 2 years to escape the Nazis in WWII before finally emigrating to the United States. He explains how he discovered bodybuilding as a teen, when he first met Arnold Schwarzenegger, why he turned down the NFL & the Pittsburgh Steelers to wrestle for WWF and Vince McMahon, and how he became World Champ. You'll hear why he was blackballed from pro-wrestling, how he found his way back, what he thinks about his own WWE Hall of Fame induction, and how he ended up in a ring wrestling an orangutan! He's also sharing stories about some of his incredible matches with the likes of Ivan Koloff, Killer Kowalski, Bill Watts, and Larry Zbyszko.
02:07:27 6/21/2017
Jose Mangin is the Ambassador of Heavy Metal, and the man responsible for what you hear on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal channel! He was also the brains behind Ozzy's Boneyard at the personal request of Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne! He smoked weed with Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott as a teen, introduced Metallica at The Big Four show in NYC at the behest of James Hetfield, and got the best stage advice from Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Hear how Jose went from being a chemistry major and future pharmacist to the modern day Eddie Trunk of the metal scene! And find out why Jose credits Howard Stern with changing his life!
01:21:42 6/16/2017
Big Show returns to TIJ, and this time he's telling stories about his short-lived boxing career, his WWE angle with Floyd Mayweather, The Undertaker's retirement, working with Hulk Hogan, the reason why his Wrestlemania match with Shaq didnt actually happen, putting together matches with Macho Man Randy Savage, what he loves about the WWE cruiserweight division, and why on earth he let Jinder Mahal bodyslam him! Show's also talking about his incredible 90+ pound weight loss, and his newfound abs! Hear the details of his diet, nutrition & workout plans, and what (or maybe "who") really motivated him to drop weight.
01:30:27 6/14/2017
Talk N Shop presented by TIJ is back and worse than ever! Y2J, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and special rotating fourth Primo Colon, got drunk in Germany, and you'll never guess who showed up to add to the ridiculousness - ANTHRAX! Not much to say here except that they somehow got Primo's dad, famous Puerto Rico wrestling promoter Carlos Colon, to answer the phone AND book Reptile! Not kidding. There might be partial stories about Bruiser Brody, Dick Murdoch, and Abdullah The Butcher. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Gordie Canuck join the debauchery. Gives new meaning to #WorstPodcastEver.
01:40:35 6/9/2017
Rachel Stavis is a real-life exorcist, and communicates with entities not of this world (who aren't necessarily ghosts or spirits of the dead). She tells her chilling tale right here on TIJ - when she realized she had this ability, and how she started doing exorcists for people. She talks about the varying degree of malevolent entities shes encountered, and whether she's ever feared for her own life. You'll hear about some of her more troubling cases, and why what she does has nothing to do with religion or the church.
01:22:15 6/7/2017
Today is the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album, and the Fab Three - Y2J, the Winery Dogs Mike Portnoy, and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante - are reuniting to discuss this historic, groundbreaking album. They breakdown the recording, the songwriting, and the track listing. They discuss the LSD influence on the Beatles creativity, and what role The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" album may have played in the Beatles' creative process. They name their favorite and least favorite songs on the album, and ponder what may have happened to The Beatles if manager Brian Epstein had not died.
01:33:40 6/2/2017
Paul Is Dead is one of the biggest urban legends and conspiracies in rock & roll history! The idea that Paul McCartney died in the 60s and was replaced by an imposter had many clues to back it up (some of which may have been planted by The Beatles themselves)! And that's why noted rock historian, author, and Beatles expert, the late, great R. Gary Patterson joins TIJ (in what was probably his last interview) to kick off Beatles week in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album! Gary has the story behind how the Paul Is Dead rumor got started, and walks us through many of the clues on the "Sgt Pepper's" album that seemed to perpetuate the myth. He also sheds some insight on a couple of other big music conspiracies involving Buddy Holly's plane crash, and Pink Floyd's tie to the "Wizard Of Oz."
01:23:52 5/31/2017
When Dean Ambrose met Jeff Hardy for the first time, it was basically backstage at Monday Night RAW in Kansas City, and it's documented right here on TIJ! Find out how and why this historic meet-up came together, and listen in as Y2J, Hardy, and Ambrose share some behind-the-scenes stories from their respective careers including the Broken Universe, The Final Deletion, Dean & Y2J's potted plant angle, the destruction of the light-up jacket, and a seesaw spot that went completely wrong. They also get into UFOs, big foot, crop circles, and the paranormal! Plus, be among the first to hear the first single from Jeff Hardy's band, PeroxWhy?Gen!
01:25:01 5/26/2017
Pro Surfer Matt Meola grew up on Maui surfing the big waves at Jaws! Hes since gone on to surf around the world and shares some of his favorite spots, best tricks, and the reason why he doesnt compete. Hes also got a scary near-death surfing experience, a couple of shark stories, and a funny exchange with Kelly Slater.
01:17:35 5/24/2017
Today is the 25th Anniversary of Chris Jericho's favorite KISS album, "Revenge!" And coincidentally, today is also the anniversary of Paul Stanley's 3rd appearance on TIJ! He's back to talk "Revenge" - from the writing and recording of the album to what inspired guitarist Bruce Kulick's amazing playing to working with legendary producer Bob Ezrin to losing drummer Eric Carr before the album was finished. Paul explains why "Revenge" was such a game-changer not only for KISS, but also for his & Gene Simmons' relationship. And if you wanna know how he ended up working with Ace Frehley just last year, you'll hear that too! Plus, is there a future KISS studio album in the works? Paul will tell you himself.
01:20:35 5/19/2017
Jinder Mahal is the number one contender for Randy Orton's WWE Championship on Smackdown, and he's gonna tell you why he thinks he's got a good chance at taking it at Sunday's Backlash event. You'll also hear details on why he originally left WWE, what brought him back, how he got teamed up with the Bollywood Boys, and why he personally hated the Three Man Band gimmick. And he's got tons of stories about working & traveling with Great Khali!
01:22:12 5/17/2017
WWE RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss makes her TIJ debut, and brings tales of purple hair, CosPlay, The Arnold Classic, and NXT. She's a horror movie fan, does a wicked Dusty Rhodes impersonation, and was a country music singer for about 5 minutes. She's got a great story about how she got to WWE, and lots of details on bodybuilding and competition. She loves working with Bayley, says Nia Jax is her best friend, and remembers her first-ever match which happened to be with Sasha Banks.
01:27:22 5/12/2017
It's the Second Annual Summer Movie Preview with Team Tiger Awesome, but the question remains, do ANY of this Summer's most anticipated, potential blockbusters ACTUALLY get reviewed? Odds are 50-50 that you'll hear anything useful about "The Mummy," "Spiderman," "Wonder Woman," "Alien Covenant," "Baywatch," "The War Of The Planet Of The Apes" or "Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2." But what you WILL hear is plenty of useless trivia about Kick Axe, Tom Cruise, Brendan Frasier, Margot Kidder, and the true nature of Peter Parker. There are also a couple of crazy stories involving Mickey Rourke, Mundy and The Rock, and celebrity golf with Josh Duhamel.
01:31:46 5/10/2017
Drax The Destroyer is back in theaters in "Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2," and that means Dave Bautista returns to TIJ!! He's been really freakin' busy shooting all sorts of movies since he was last on the pod, and he's got tales about them all - "Blade Runner" with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, the James Bond film "Spectre" with Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz, "Escape Plan 2" with Sylvester Stallone, "Heist" with Robert DeNiro and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and a movie with Jody Foster! Dave's also got plenty of stories from the set of Guardians 2, the real reason Drax never wears a shirt, and why he's not the biggest fan of Baby Groot! Plus, Dave's talking WWE, and whether he may return for one final run, and under what circumstances.
01:32:58 5/5/2017
Kiefer Sutherland brings the A-list, and his A-game to TIJ! He's talking "24" and Jack Bauer, saving the country as US President Tom Kirkman on "Designated Survivor," playing a complete dick in "Stand By Me," and a troubled vampire in "The Lost Boys." He's explaining orange hair, career longevity, the reality of 9/11 in the world of TV, appreciating his famous father's incredible body of work, and his love of David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. He's also sharing stories about his band, his tour, his songwriting process, and his debut solo album, "Down In A Hole."
01:26:05 5/3/2017
Method Man is one of the founding members of the Wu Tang Clan, the co-host of the new TBS TV show, "Drop The Mic," and played himself on the Netflix Marvel series, "Luke Cage." He's got the 411 on all that! Plus, stories from Wu Tang's early days, how he got his name, meeting Eazy-E, TuPac's murder, and hanging with Biggie. You'll hear Method's take on the whole East Coast vs West Coast rap rivalry! And he's a huge pro-wrestling fan (since childhood), and he's got a real good reason why Rowdy Roddy Piper is "his guy."
01:15:53 4/28/2017
WWE star Samoa Joe (the only Samoan not related to any other Samoan pro-wrestler) has had quite a year since last appearing on this pod! He left TNA, signed with NXT, and finally made his long-awaited debut at WWE! It's an incredible journey... one that involved a Paul Heyman twitter exchange, Godzilla movies, Arn Anderson, and a last-minute shopping trip to find a suit! And in between all of that, there was an awesome Takeover Toronto, some stories about the Inoki Dojo and Shinsuke Nakamura, and details about growing up in Surf City USA (aka Huntington Beach, Cali).
01:15:41 4/26/2017
Rico Constantino won "American Gladiators," worked with the Secret Service, has two WWE Tag Team Championships, spent 2 years as a personal bodyguard to TV Evangelist Benny Hinn, and had THE best mutton chops in the biz! He's got stories about Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bubba Dudley, Trish Stratus, Mark Henry, and Dory Funk! And you'll hear how he went from the WWE to wrestling in Japan to becoming a police officer!
01:22:46 4/21/2017
Tanked Is Jericho! Custom aquarium designers to the stars, Wayde King and Brett Raymer, who also star in Animal Planet's hit reality show, "Tanked," bring their fish tank skills to the Jericho home and the TIJ podcast! They've built custom tanks for everyone from KISS to Betty White to Marshawn Lynch to Tracy Morgan to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Hear about some of their more challenging projects, surprise onsite pranks, and ingenious ideas! Plus, find out how they got started, what goes into their custom designs, where they first teamed up with Jericho, and which one got to try on the infamous Y2J light-up jacket!
01:11:30 4/19/2017
WWE Hall of Famers, Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson aka The Rock N Roll Express, are not only one of the most successful tag teams of the 80s, they're also one of the longest running tag teams in wrestling history! They've been working together for 35 years, and still do indie matches to this day! Hear how they met, what inspired their gimmick, the first match they worked together, the pranks they pulled on guys in the lockerroom, the advice they gave Y2J at Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and what it was like working for Jerry Lawler in Memphis and Vince McMahon at WWE. They also have a great story about meeting Chuck Berry, and another about how they got their nicknames, Punky and Hoot.
01:14:23 4/14/2017
Do you wanna know what happens on the road when two bands hit it off & spend the next 6 weeks together? Just listen as Shinedown's Zach Myers and Y2J share their antics from the 2012 Uproar Tour - stolen golf carts, confiscated alcohol, the Cop Stache Bash, and the "Dude Bros" movie. And how does that differ from touring with KISS? Well, for starters, there are no private plane rides or oreo cookies! But Zach will take it from there.
01:14:13 4/12/2017
He's the new GM of Monday Night RAW, and he's on TIJ! Kurt Angle is telling it straight when it comes to his shoot fight with Eddie Guerrero one night in the WWE lockerroom, his shoot match with Brock Lesnar in Fargo, ND, and what he was really spraying outta that infamous milk truck in his feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Kurt's also got the story behind his original WWE departure, his subsequent return, and his induction into the Hall of Fame. Plus, hear his take on Dana White, the UFC, and why you've never seen him compete in the octagon.
01:15:05 4/7/2017
Heaven's Metal Meltdown is a group text brought to life straight outta Y2J's phone! Not kidding (now you know what he texts about when he's not in the ring)! It's Richard Christie (from the Howard Stern Show), and Devil You Know & former Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones (also a TIJ alum) talking about their favorite thing - Christian metal! They're telling stories from childhood about discovering the bands, buying albums, seeing live shows, and meeting some of their heroes! They're dissecting bands like Stryper, Whitecross, Guardian, Bloodgood, Barren Cross, Petra, and Bride, and debating the merits of Robert Stryper's drum kit and his cymbals on chains.
01:22:47 4/5/2017
Roman Reigns is a "Game of Thrones" fanatic! He made the Minnesota Vikings practice squad, played in the Canadian Football League (shout out to Edmonton!), worked for his sister as an office furniture installer, is a "back of the brother" (not what you think so layoff the social media hate), and comes from a very long line of professional wrestlers (grandfather, father, cousins)! He's talking about all of that along with his first title belt, Brock Lesnar, Dusty Rhodes (including a wicked impression), and his upcoming match against the Dead Man this Sunday at Wrestlemania 33!
01:37:45 3/31/2017
How ya doin? Big Cass is first up on Wrestlemania week on TIJ! He's got great stories about cheering for The Rock as a kid, pursuing pro-wrestling despite being pre-med in college, training with Johnny Rodz, meeting Enzo and cutting promos together in Dusty Rhodes' promo class, tearing down the house in an NXT dark match with John Cena, creating catchphrases, and debuting on the WWE main roster the night after last year's Wrestlemania! He's sharing Jersey slang, his favorite Bruce Springsteen song, and the mystery behind the disappearance of Colin Cassidy.
01:22:44 3/29/2017
King Haku is one of Y2J's oldest friends in the biz. They were in Mexico together, Japan together, WCW together, and WWE together (and yes, there are lots of drunken, road stories that go along with all those territories)! King Haku also explains how Sumo led him to pro-wrestling, Vince McMahon, and the Haku gimmick. Plus, he remembers working with Goldberg, tag teaming with Andre The Giant, and bar fights with Arn Anderson!
01:19:15 3/24/2017
Come on down! Bob Barker is the next guest on TIJ! The legendary "Price Is Right" TV host has plenty of stories from his 35-year run on the popular game show! He's got favorite games, favorite contestant memories, and some behind-the-scenes info on just how those lucky people were chosen! He's also talking about his infamous skinny mic, and where you can find it now. He and Y2J remember Bob's guest host turn on Monday Night RAW, and believe it or not, Bob has a bit of a pro-wrestling background of his own! Plus, special guest Clint Bobski checks in with tales from Southpaw Regional Wrestling!
01:10:09 3/22/2017
After one year (and two days) or much hype and promotion, The Biggest Podcast EVER has finally arrived! Mick Foley and Chris Jericho together... telling all kinds of stories including Mick's infamous Hell In A Cell match against The Undertaker, and the time that Mick & Owen Hart got Stone Cold Steve Austin to break character in the ring! Mick's also talking about his recent go as GM of RAW, his relationships with both Vince and Stephanie McMahon, and his upcoming Christmas book, "St. Mick."
01:11:39 3/17/2017
Criss Angel is a master illusionist and magician, who's done some daring demonstrations involving levitations, water tanks, fish hooks, and straightjackets! He's the star of A&E's "Mindfreak" and "Mindfreak Live!" at the Luxor in Las Vegas! He's also a huge KISS fan, got his first big break from WWE, took a little inspiration from Michael Jackson, and creates and practices all of his demonstrations at his 60,000 square foot laboratory! And he's pulling back the curtain on TIJ to give a great, inside look at his fascinating life!
01:11:39 3/15/2017
Wil Wheaton has gone from child actor ("Stand By Me," "Star Trek: The Next Generation") to YouTube star ("Table Top") to being on one of the most popular sitcoms today, "The Big Bang Theory!" Hear how he made the transition from child actor to adult actor relatively unscathed, and managed to reinvent himself in adulthood and enjoy continued on-screen & internet success! He's an avid board-gamer, a Dungeons & Dragons fan, and has some great stories about the set of "Stand By Me," including his very close friendship with the late, great River Phoenix.
01:26:55 3/10/2017
Downtown Bruno aka Harvey Wippleman has been with the WWE for nearly 30 years, and he's done and seen it all! He's got some classic tales about Big Show, Sid Vicious, The Rock, Jerry Lawler and Memphis wrestling, and one heartbreaking story about Joey Marella. He's an Elvis lover, and former concierge for crime boss Whitey Bulger!
01:22:20 3/8/2017
TIJ invades the crazy home world of Sebastian Bach for a chaotic (and hilarious) conversation in Baz's living room (amidst his turn table, vinyl album collection, and three-year old stepson, Trace). Baz gives an audio tour of some of his most prized vinyl albums, shares some unbelievable Skid Row tour stories (from time spent with Pantera, Guns N Roses, Metallica, and Motley Crue), and explains how he ended up lighting his pubes on fire! And these are just a FEW of the stories in his new book, "18 And Life on Skid Row." Gives whole new meaning to "sex, drugs, and rock & roll!"
01:22:48 3/3/2017
Legendary promoter Tony Condello has had all kinds of main eventers pass through his Canadian promotion and take part in the infamous Northern Death Trips! Everyone from Y2J to "Killing The Town's" Don Callis to Edge and Christian, and Lance Storm, and Ultimo Dragon! Tony's done it all, seen it all, and even been peed on by a pig! He helped Vince McMahon get into the Winnipeg Arena, had major heat with Verne Gagne, came up with Roddy Piper's name, and even did a one-off job for Jim Crockett and Jim Barnett.
01:22:48 3/1/2017
The new, self-titled Suicide Silence album is out (despite the petition ordering them not to release it), and singer Eddie Hermida and founding guitarist Mark Heylmun are addressing the fan concerns, the petition, the new music, and working with legendary producer Ross Robinson! They've also got great trombone stories, road stories, and the reason why this album was so important for the band to make. Plus, Mark remembers original singer Mitch Lucker, who passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident, and how the band found Eddie and the strength to carry on.
01:19:54 2/24/2017
Team Tiger Awesome are back for another round of ridiculous conversation! Nick Mundy, Clint Gage, and Michael Truly join Y2J to reveal the most embarrassing stories about their highschool years. It's all covered - terrible highschool haircuts, band camp, bullying, first kisses, hot teachers, worst teachers, house parties, and fights (both real and imagined). #NothingMattersButItsAllVeryImportant
01:24:18 2/22/2017
Handsome Rusev and Lana are doing their first podcast EEEVVEERRR and the only thing we can say is, "why did they wait so long?!?" They have amaze-ball stories about NXT, Dusty Rhodes, debuting at the Royal Rumble, and how they balance work and married life. You'll hear how Rusev discovered wrestling in Bulgaria, learned to speak English, and the odd jobs he worked when he finally got to America. Lana talks about growing up in Russia, dancing ballet professionally in NYC, and eventually moving Florida to try her hand at pro-wrestling (wait till you hear her WWE audition story)!
01:30:29 2/17/2017
Happy 25th "Wayne's World," and to celebrate this epic anniversary, director Penelope Spheeris is here to share plenty of behind-the-scenes stories and tidbits about what it took to make this iconic film - from filming the "Bohemian Rhapsody" car scene to Alice Cooper's cameo to teaching Mike Meyers how to drive to Rob Lowe's comedic come-out! She's also got stories about Chris Farley, Donald Trump, and the film's overseas release! And Penelope is the woman behind "The Decline of Western Civilization 2: The Metal Years," so you better believe she's explaining how she got some of the biggest names in hard rock & metal (Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Aerosmith) to take part in her incredible documentary! Party On, Penelope Spheeris!
01:05:09 2/15/2017
The worst f*cking podcast ever returns with even more ridiculous conversation (and songs) about absolutely f*cking nothing! Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Chris Jericho and rotating fourth, Enzo Amore, tell Steve Austin stories (or maybe not), Wrestling Court stories (or maybe not), worst smelling in the lockerroom stories (or maybe not), and ugliest ring gear stories (or maybe not). Gordy Cannuck, Reptiley, Hell Yeah Man, and Finkel offer plenty of interruptions (as does the sold-out, live hotel room audience of 2). Double fist the f*cking cocktails (might be your only shot of comprehending this disastrous f*cking mess).
01:28:40 2/10/2017
The entire lineup of Living Colour - singer Corey Glover, guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Doug Wimbish, and drummer Will Calhoun - join TIJ to wax poetic on music, culture, breaking boundaries and The Rolling Stones! They've got some of the best Stones stories you'll hear including how Mick Jagger helped them get their start. They're also talking CM Punk, "Cult Of Personality," the legendary CBGB's in NYC, and taking on the great Oprah Winfrey herself!
01:20:34 2/8/2017
Devin Townsend may or may not have possibly gotten Jason Newsted fired from Metallica back in the day. He may or may not have put Jay Leno's office telephone up his ass backstage at "The Tonight Show!" And he may or may not have taken a dump in Steve Vai's guitar case. If you want to know what's true and what's fan-fiction, you're gonna have to give this episode a listen! Can tell you this much though... he's got rock & roll stories like no other, he's wickedly talented, super funny, and still can't believe that he shares a Juno Award (the Canadian equivalent to a Grammy) with Chris Jericho.
01:15:44 2/3/2017
Y2J & his best friend Kevin Owens invaded Toronto during Survivor Series weekend,and put on a heck of a live TIJ! And now - that same show is coming straight to you! They tell some awesome stories about Kevin learning to speak English by watching Jim Ross call WWE matches, and old re-runs of "Friends", Kevin's training with Jacques Rougeu, Y2J's first contract with the "Hart Brothers Wetesting School," Kevin's early matches with Sami Zayn, Kevin's WWE championship, the creation of "The List," Bill Goldberg's WWE return, and how they became BFFs in the first place.
01:25:08 2/1/2017
Shawn Michaels returns to TIJ to talk about his new movie, "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone," whether or not he'd ever get back in the wrestling ring, his thoughts on NXT and the Performance Center, and his infamous first match against The Undertaker. He's also telling it like it is when it comes to the business, sharing tips for making it in pro-wrestling, and explaining why the angle he did with Y2J in 2008 wouldn't be something he could do "today."
01:25:22 1/27/2017
"This Was The XFL" is an upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 documentary directed by Charlie Ebersol, son of Dick Ebersol, who along with Vince McMahon founded the short-lived league! But for all the hype & fanfare surrounding the launch, and the spectacular public failure before the first season even ended, the XFL left quite a legacy miced players, sky cameras, and the ultimate fan experience. And those are some of the stories youll hear from Charlie, who was a teenager when his dad and Vince were getting the league going! Hes got great behind-the-scenes stories about some of the crazier XFL stunts like The Scramble! Charlie also spent a lot of time backstage at "Saturday Night's Main Event" hanging out with Hulk Hogan!
01:20:22 1/25/2017
Haunted Collector John Zaffis has a creepy collection of possessed pictures, dolls, and other items... many of which he received from his aunt and uncle, famous paranormal investigators, Ed & Lorraine Warren ("The Conjuring" movies are based on their cases). Hear some of the creepy tales behind the specific items, how John got started collecting in the first place, and why he's often called upon to assist with exorcisms! This is one scary episode you're not gonna wanna listen to alone!
01:22:43 1/20/2017
Perry Saturn has been to hell and back, and is a bit down on his luck, but trying hard to put his life back together! He is clean and sober after kicking a drug habit that left him homeless, digging through the trash for food, and working for his dealers as a debt collector in order to support his own habit! He's speaking candidly about battling his demons... and turning his life around. He's also telling some incredible wrestling stories from his days with WCW and WWE - what it was like working for Eric Bischoff, why Perry, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero & Chris Benoit all left WCW at the same time, what the WWE lockerroom was like when they first got there, and how he ended up wearing a dress after a match with Y2J.
01:29:18 1/18/2017
TIJ gets Wild in Winnipeg... with Kenny Omega! Y2J & Don Callis (aka Cyrus) get Kenny talking about his crazy blow up doll match, the time he wrestled a 7-year old girl, the improv videos he shoots with The Young Bucks, and going through a crystal chandelier! You'll also hear about Kenny's decision to leave WWE developmental, his transition from cruiserweight to heavyweight at New Japan Pro Wrestling, and his rise to main event status at the Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Kingdom 11. Plus, he does have a career end goal, and if you listen carefully, you just might hear it!
01:33:56 1/13/2017
Kenny G holds the Guinness Book Of World Records for longest single note played on a saxophone! He played that note for 45 minutes! He's telling that story, remembering his make or break moment on Johnny Carson (complete with a "you'll never work in this town again!"), and sharing the stories behind his professional music debut (he was in highschool), opening for Whitney Houston, his Starbucks connection, and how he became so dang big in China!
01:10:17 1/11/2017
Cheap Trick's charismatic, baseball-cap wearing founding guitar player, Rick Nielsen, and the band's new drummer Daxx Nielsen (who also happens to be Rick's son) are telling rock & roll stories like you wouldn't believe! Rick played and recorded with John Lennon, attended Sir George Martin's memorial service, got drunk with Slash, ate tacos with AC/DC's Bon Scott, and amassed a wicked guitar collection! Daxx remembers the first time his dad took him to see Pearl Jam, shares what it was like drumming for surf guitar legend Dick Dale, and explains how he ended up drumming for his dad's band.
01:15:29 1/6/2017
Everyone at the NXT Performance Center loves Norman Smiley, and you're about to find out why! He and Y2J go waaaayyyy back to Jericho's time as Lion Heart in Monterrey, Mexico. Hear what Norman did for Jericho, what happened at their first match together, how they became such good friends, what they miss about their fellow friends and wrestlers Eddie Guerrero and Art Barr, and why everyone lived at the Plaza Madrid in Mexico! Norman's got stories about Konnan, Vampiro, and his old tag partner, Negro Casas. He remembers his jump to WCW, what inspired The Wiggle and the scream, and how Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara talked him into working hardcore.
01:21:47 1/4/2017
Teddy Hart has some incredible stories about his famous wrestling family - from living with his grandfather Stu Hart to growing up around both Bret and Owen Hart. He's also talking about his own troubled childhood and his experience with drugs, gangs, and the Calgary police! You'll hear about the real fight he had with CM Punk while they were both at Ring of Honor, why things didn't work out for Teddy at WWE, and how he feels about a possible career comeback!
01:12:03 12/30/2016
She's one of the hottest video music stars of the 90s, and probably best known as the Cherry Pie girl in Warrant's "Cherry Pie" video! Bobbie Brown's on TIJ! Hear stories from the making of the video, what it was like being married to Warrant frontman Jani Lane! Bobbie also dated Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, and got her first big break on Star Search! Plus, she recently starred in Steel Panther's "Live From Lexxi's Mom's Garage" film!
01:06:50 12/28/2016
Seth Rollins & Sami Zayn join Y2J to talk some music! Listen in as they break down favorite bands, first concerts, first albums, music movements that literally created lifestyles (like grunge), Metallica, punk rock & Rancid, Iron Maiden, and meeting their musical heroes.
01:44:31 12/23/2016
He's finally here! Metallica's Lars Ulrich! And he's talking about "Hardwired To Self Destruct," Metallica's songwriting chemistry & personal relationships, his drumming style, and that first Metallica house in the Bay area! He's also telling stories about Cliff Burton and Cliff's influence on Metallica's musical style. You'll hear what's different about the way the band tours theses days. And... Lars is a walking-talking wikipedia of obscure British metal groups, and he just might introduce you to your new SECOND favorite band!
01:26:29 12/21/2016
Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis from the popular paranormal show, "Darkness Radio," bring their creepy tales and haunted stories to TIJ! Discover "Bloody Bones Man," "The Black Eyed Kids," and Peppy The Lake Monster. They also discuss exorcisms, outer-body experiences, and whether Big Foot may actually be a ghost.
01:21:33 12/16/2016
It's the World's Loudest Podcast in celebration of the World's Loudest Month - the month of May... when you get the three biggest rock festivals in North America - Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, and Northern Invasion! Gary Spivack and Clay Busch of Danny Wimmer Presents, the promoters behind all three, have plenty of details, insider knowledge, personal band stories, and a full reveal of the headliners and line-ups for 2017! Get your rock on & crank those earbuds for this one-of-a-kind look at three of rock's biggest festival scenes.
01:18:06 12/14/2016
Sean X-Pac Waltman was Y2J's mentor when he first got to WWE, beat Scott Hall despite suffering a severe concussion during the match, had to undergo sphincter surgery (after injuring his asshole twice!), understands why people hated The Kliq, missed the infamous Curtain Call at the Garden, and tells some really funny, self-deprecting jokes about being the "small guy" in pro-wrestling.
01:42:53 12/9/2016
Ghosthunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry from the TLC show, "Kindred Spirits," traveled the States to help families being terrorized by paranormal activity... and they're sharing some of their creepiest investigation stories, haunted experiences, and other-worldly interactions! You'll also hear about incidents that happened to the crew and even Amy & Adam themselves, and the conversations they conducted with certain ghosts thanks to the EVP machine.
01:15:36 12/7/2016
O'Shea Jackson Jr. is the son of Ice Cube, and played the famous rapper/artist in the critically-acclaimed movie, "Straight Outta Compton." O'Shea recalls his numerous auditions, screen tests, and all the preparation he did to play a member of the ground-breaking rap group, N.W.A. (including learning all the slang & hip-hop fashion of the 90s). He's also a huge wrestling fan, and in addition to having a favorite match, and a favorite performer, he also has a bone to pick with Stone Cold Steve Austin!
01:08:03 12/2/2016
Disco Inferno FINALLY makes an appearance on TIJ, and brings all sorts of crazy WCW stories with him! You'll hear about his WCW debut (a week before Nitro), why he left, what happened when he got to WWE, and how Sting helped him get his gig back at WCW. Disco also has stories from the booking room, the origination of his own Disco Inferno gimmick, working with Chyna, details on the 6-month long alien invasion angle he wrote that was never used at WCW, and how he planned to shoot the Invisible Man character. He's also talking about Brian Pillman, and the Nasty Boys, and defending his belief that Martin Short is NOT funny.
01:16:23 11/30/2016
Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows cohost an all new TalkNShop Live In Shang Hai presented by Talk Is Jericho. And in addition to Jericho and all the regulars (Reptile, Hell Yeah Man, Gordy Canuck, The Fink), they also managed to rope Braun Strowman into the shenanigans! They attempt to talk about first matches, Braun's strongman background, tattoos, and useful geo-targeting apps. They succeed in figuring out who does the best Chewbacca noise, and whether or not Braun can really do an HBK kip-up and exactly how much that might be worth.
01:51:49 11/25/2016
Original bassist of the Sex Pistols, Glen Matlock, shares 40-years worth of stories about the famed band. He's talking about how he met Steve Jones and Johnny Lydon, what Malcolm Mcleran did for the band, when they realized they had started a musical movement of their own, and how they felt about the Ramones. He also reveals why he quit the band before the release of their first and only album, where they found Sid Vicious, the creation of "Pretty Vacant," and whether there might be another historic Pistols reunion in time for their big anniversary next year!
01:15:14 11/23/2016
Talk Is Jericho Live At Caroline's with special guest Christian may or may not contain one or more of the following: an impromptu 5-second pose, some mad skillz kazoo playing, a Jack Lanza impression, something about a "Creepy Little Bastard" t-shirt, travel tips from Owen Hart, The Vampire Kids gimmick details, the truth behind the wrestler's handshake code, a story about a ladder match gone wrong, and the greatest rivalry of the Attitude Era!
01:35:21 11/18/2016
It's episode 300... and there's only one person big enough, legendary enough to mark such a momentous occasion - Black Sabbath founding guitarist Tony Iommi! And man, he's telling some of the craziest rock & roll stories - from meeting Sabbath's mafia-like manager Don Arden to a few of Ozzy's mythic missed gig tales. He's also breaking down some of those classic Sabbath riffs and songs, sharing memories of Ronnie James Dio, and giving his thoughts on "Spinal Tap." Plus, he's speaking candidly about his own recent battle with cancer and the role that played in Sabbath's decision to call it quits after this final tour!
01:06:58 11/16/2016
It's the 30th Anniversary of Stryper's "To Hell With The Devil" album, and to celebrate, they're playing it in its entirety on this current Fall tour! Guitarist Oz Fox remembers the making of the album, and shares what it's been like to break out the original Stryper yellow & black stage wear! He's also talking about his own rock & roll name, the "Christian Rock Band" label, Stryper's break-up and subsequent reunion, surviving fame, and he's doing his best Ozzy Osbourne impression!
01:06:58 11/11/2016
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart has stories about his nickname, the Hart Foundation tag team, Andre The Giant, Dynamite Kid, Davey Boy Smith, Stu Hart's infamous dungeon, and the Calgary style! He had Bret Hart's back during the Montreal Screwjob (and a front row lockerroom view), a seat in the jam-packed van at Stampede Wrestling, and a crazy big paycheck at WCW (for doing absolutely nothing). Plus, his son-in-law, Tyson Kidd, has a few memories of his own about the Hart clan, and a detailed account of the night he broke his neck in the ring, and his truly miraculous recovery!
01:35:42 11/9/2016
Alice Cooper for President! He's got a decided rock & roll platform, a great t-shirt, and an even better slogan! He's also telling some amazing stories about the early days of Alice - from the development of the Alice Cooper character and makeup to the use of the guillotine and Frankenstein monster onstage. He's talking Hollywood Vampires - the originals (John Lennon, Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson), and the new members (Johnny Depp and Joe Perry), and what it was like being in the WWE ring with Jake "The Snake" Roberts and that boa constrictor!
01:16:11 11/4/2016
Avenged Sevenfold's surprise new studio album, "The Stage," dropped last Friday, and M. Shadows and bassist Johnny Christ return to TIJ to wrap up the surprise launch! This time, they've got stories from the road - from playing parking lots to their first Warped Tour experience to ultimately doing stadiums with Metallica! You'll hear about new drummer Brooks Wackerman's live debut with A7X and what he's brought to the mix in the last year, their favorite messed up lyrics, and how they all got their names.
01:18:04 11/2/2016
Happy Halloween... and how the F did that just happen!?! A brand new Avenged Sevenfold studio album just dropped! Surprise! It's called "The Stage," and singer M. Shadows and guitarist Sinister Gates are giving the exclusive to the guy who helped make it happen - Y2J! They're taking you inside the studio for the writing and recording process, explaining how superstar astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson got involved, and sharing the careful planning (and inspiration) that went into the secret album release. They're also talking touring, Kanye West, and embracing the digital age! Plus, your fav podcast host explains his role in this incredible (nearly not leaked) feat! #VoltaicOceans
01:21:57 10/28/2016
Happy Halloween TIJ fans! Ouija board expert Robert Murch (who also consulted on the new horror film "Ouija - Origin of Evil") spreads his knowledge of the powerful spirit portal! He's got facts, fiction, trivia, scary stories, personal experiences, and a collection of over 1000 Ouija boards! Get your Halloween Scare started early... and P.S. - Y2J is breaking down that gruesome Walking Dead" Season 7 premiere episode. Spoiler alert!
01:26:22 10/26/2016
TJ Perkins is the first-ever WWE Cruiserweight Champion, but he's no overnight success! He's been wrestling for 18 years, and he's wrestled everywhere - New Japan, TNA, Mexico, and Ring Of Honor. He's received advice from the late, great Roddy Piper, made TNA's Dixie Carter cry on TV, tried hard to follow in Eddie Guerrero's footsteps, went broke & lived in his car in Florida, rode to shows in the equipment trucks sitting on the turnbuckles, and partially caused a riot at a match in a Texas border town.
01:19:01 10/21/2016
Original Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell got the original Dio lineup together after the passing of Ronnie James Dio. It was Viv, drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain, and they recruited Andrew Freeman on vocals. They played some shows, had a great time, decided to record an album of all new material, but before they could really tour - they lost Jimmy Bain unexpectedly. So they asked former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Phil Soussan to join the band, and they soldiered on. And today, Vivian Campbell and Phil Soussan tell that Last In Line story. Viv's also talking about the early days of Dio, his relationship with Ronnie James Dio, finding that trademark Dio sound, and why he left the band (under less than amicable circumstances). Plus, Phil's talking about Ozzy and what it was like being a member of that band. And you'll finally hear the true story of "Hear 'N Aid" - the heavy metal community's answer to "We Are The World."
01:20:31 10/19/2016
Brian "Q" Quinn and Salvatore "Sal" Vulcano, one half of TruTV's "Impractical Jokers" (and The Tenderloins comedy troupe) bring their shows' hijinks, mishaps, punishments, and comedy genius to TIJ! They take you on a behind the scenes trip through their favorite challenges, pranks, and public embarrassments. They've been busted by the NYPD (and mothers), and assisted by each other's wives & family members... and are sharing all the gory details! Plus, "Q" & Sal are huge wrestling fans, and in addition to having met Jericho many years ago (with a pic to prove it), they've also met Roddy Piper!
01:24:46 10/14/2016
Don Callis aka Cyrus from ECW returns to TIJ for a solo shot... to talk about his many stops & starts at WWE including The Truth Commission and The Jackyl gimmicks, working creative with Vince Russo, doing color commentary with JR, and being a manager. He's also got details on the role Bret Hart played in his career, the Mohawk that ended his WWE run, his jump to ECW and the infamous Cyrus gimmick, the last days of WCW, and why the Lebanese police had to help him get out of Beirut.
01:38:29 10/12/2016
The MMA Four Horsewomen (minus one) - Marina Shafir, Shayna Baszler, and Jessamyn Duke - are huge wrestling fans & are frequently spotted at the PWG shows in LA. They talk about their love of wrestling, putting women's MMA on the map, meeting on The Ultimate Fighter, their missing fourth Ronda Rousey & what she's done for MMA in general, and some of their own best (and worst) fights.
01:16:45 10/7/2016
Leon Hendrix, blood brother of the late, great Jimi Hendrix shares stories from their childhood... from their early days making music to the trouble they got into on the streets of their hometown to touring with Jimi at the height of his fame. Leon also talks about the day his brother died - what he believes really happened, and whom he believes is responsible. It's a fascinating look at the life of one of music's greatest guitar heroes!
01:07:43 10/5/2016
Steve Lombardi aka Brooklyn Brawler spent over 30 years at WWE, and he did just about every job at the company - in the ring, behind the scenes, and developing talent! Brawler evaluated & worked with new talent, and he's the guy that Vince McMahon chose to have first matches with The Rock, John Cena, Owen Hart, Bret Hart, and Ricky Steamboat. Brawler spent two years traveling with Hulk Hogan, he wrestled the Ultimate Warrior for 47 consecutive nights, he nearly got in a biker bar brawl with Roddy Piper at his side, and he once took Andre The Giant home to meet his mom! And these are just a few of the stories that you're gonna hear in this incredible episode. Strap in! It's a whirlwind ride through 80s & 90s wrestling!
01:23:27 9/30/2016
Ron Funches is super funny, and a super WWE fan! He's talking "Undateable" on Hulu and what it's like filming live. He's got stories about breaking into the comedy scene in Portland, Oregon, advice for dealing with hecklers, memories of the worst and best gigs he's ever done, and how he landed on the "Kroll Show" on Comedy Central. He's also sharing wrestling stories - from his favorite matches to his favorite wrestlers to the one legend he actually got to meet & the one he's hoping to meet! And there there's his love of Lucille Ball...
01:07:53 9/28/2016
Supermensch Shep Gordon has been Alice Cooper's manager for 45 years, and wait till you hear how they met! He's also telling stories about the guillotine, the hangings, and the night Alice allegedly bit the head off a chicken! Shep's got crazy stories about John Lennon & Yoko Ono & spaceships, working with the beautiful Raquel Welch, and what it was like attending pro-wrestling shows at MSG with Debbie Harry from Blondie! And of course, he's talking about his new autobiography, "They Call Me Supermensch."
01:17:02 9/23/2016
Talk'n Shop Live in Australia - with the mad hosting skills of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson featuring special guests Chris Jericho and Jacko... along with the worst gimmicks on the indie wrestling scene. Hell Yeah Man and Sour Boy return. Gordie Canuck drops in, and Reptile (but you can call him Juan or... Panther) makes his debut. You can also thank Luke Gallows for ALL of the following hashtags:
#ThingsYouCantUNhear
#WorstPodcastEver
#KeepItDown
#ShitFaced (but not the kind you think)
01:26:22 9/21/2016
He's the hottest enhancement guy at the WWE! He's taking the internet by storm; he's got his own t-shirt; he's got his own motto ("any man with two hands has a fighting chance"); he's got no chin; and he's been beaten-up by The Miz on Smackdown! James Ellsworth tells his story on TIJ! Hear how he went from the indie scene to WWE, and what might be happening in his immediate future!
01:09:05 9/16/2016
Meat Loaf has one of the biggest selling albums of all time, "Bat Out Of Hell," and some great stories about making it, supporting it, and dealing with the fame that accompanied it. He's talking songwriting, collaborating with writer Jim Steinman, being an actor playing a singer, and losing songs to other famous vocalists (like Celine Dion & Bonnie Tyler). He's also sharing his brand new studio album, "Braver Than We Are," and why he thinks it's the best one yet. And he'll even explain why he did not like his now son-in-law, Scott Ian from Anthrax, when he first met him. Get your rock on with one of the greats (but don't call him a legend) - Meat Loaf's on TIJ!
01:03:56 9/14/2016
Y2J's BFF and the first-ever (and longest-reigning) WWE Universal Champ, Kevin Owens, returns to talk about the past whirlwind 15 months! He's got stories about his move up to the main roster, one of the first things Vince McMahon said to him when he got there, how he found out he was going to be Champion, how he celebrated the momentous occasion, what John Cena did for Kevin's young son, and why Kevin has such great chemistry with Sami Zayn. Plus, Chris & Kevin break-down their first match together in San Diego.
01:16:18 9/9/2016
Jesse Ventura returns to TIJ to talk politics! He has strategy advice for Donald Trump, a theory on how to beat Hillary Clinton, an explanation as to why he didn't run himself, and whether a potential bid for the White House is still in his future! He's also weighing in on the debate to legalize marijuana, and updating us on his legal battle against American Sniper Chris Kyle.
01:13:33 9/7/2016
Betcha didn't know that Cody Rhodes & Zack Ryder are big amusement park junkies! It's true! They do an annual VIP trip to Disneyland every New Year's, and have plenty of crazy stories about their experiences. They've got favorite rides, favorite parks, some folklore trivia, and tips for how to get the most out of every visit. You'll hear the story of Cody's first childhood amusement park visit, why Zack MUST sit in the back seat of the Radiator Springs Racers at California Adventure, and how Zack managed to get "cut-off" at Disneyland. Roll up your socks, stuff them into the bottom of your shoes, and make the height requirement for this one!
01:16:59 9/2/2016
Holy sh*t! Danzig's on TIJ! Even bigger holy sh*t... Danzig's reuniting with the Misfits! He & Y2J talk Original Misfits, Rick Rubin, the "Mother" video, being banned from MTV, the New York music scene and CBGBs, Max's Kansas City where the Misfits got their big break, and Danzig's love of Elvis. They're also talking wrestling - from Superstar Billy Graham to Macho Man Randy Savage to the Wyatt Family.
01:15:43 8/31/2016
Michael Sweet of Stryper fame returns to TIJ, and he's brought his new solo album, "One Sided War" with him! He's telling stories about the studio, the songwriting, and how Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake ended up on the album. And it's the 30th anniversary of "To Hell With Devil" so Michael shares stories from that crazy time in Stryper's life including hanging with Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker, playing arenas, being initially banned by MTV, and how long exactly it took to do that hair before live gigs!
01:22:32 8/26/2016
Johnny Bananas is probably the greatest heel in MTV reality competition show history! He just screwed over his partner in "The Challenge: Rivals III" to take it all! Yeah, he took the money & ran... ran right into pretty extreme reactions from fans, the production crew, his fellow castmates, and even his own mother! He's been on 13 different shows, won 6 of them, met The Miz, and has eaten more disgusting things than you can imagine. He's got stories about the challenges, the locations, and who's really friends (or not) behind the scenes.
01:20:22 8/24/2016
Finn Balor returns to TIJ just in time to talk about his upcoming Summerslam debut! It's his first WWE PPV and he's challenging Seth Rollins for Universal Championship. He's also talking about the Demon King, "Balloreen," the draft, his RAW debut, the advice he got on night one from Vince McMahon, why he thinks NXT is so popular and successful, and which main roster guys he'd love to get in the ring with. Plus, Ash The Fish Expert is back and talking KISS! He went to his first KISS concert and gives a detailed review of the experience!
01:30:04 8/19/2016
Team Tiger Awesome return to TIJ for "Who's Hot and Who's Not" and let's see if you can match the hashtag with their "hot" choices: #VerySymmetrical. #SweetArms. #SmellsLikeGarbage. #DenzelGretzky. Don't worry... the conversation digresses per usual and it won't take long for the rest of this to make complete sense: #WhatIsAChode (it's a regional thing in case you were wondering); #CocaineBang; #DrJohnsonsOpus; and #SuperDelegate.
01:20:54 8/17/2016
Did you know that director/actor Eli Roth is also an 80s Teen Sex Comedies film genre expert? It's true! And that's why Eli, his brother Gabe, and Y2J go in-depth on everything from "Screwballs" to "Last American Virgin" to "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" to "Porky's." You're gonna get some great trivia too - about the directors, actors, famous scenes, and what makes each one so great. Plus, they all have a favorite and a story about the first time they saw 'em in theaters.
01:14:33 8/12/2016
Stuck Mojo are back! They've got a brand new album, "Here Come The Infidels," a brand new singer named Robby J, and a brand new tour! And founding guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Frank Fontsere are on TIJ talking all about it! They're also telling crazy road stories about opening for Pantera, playing with Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, being stranded in Germany, and nearly losing all their money in Amsterdam. You'll also hear why they parted way with original singer Bonz and bassist Corey Lowery, how Stuck Mojo initially got their start in the ATL, and if you listen really closely, you just might catch some details about a certain upcoming new Fozzy studio album. Hmmmm....
01:53:16 8/10/2016
Singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is the ultimate British gentleman, and is now one of the newest members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame thanks to his stellar work with Deep Purple! And those are some of the stories he's telling - from his Purple audition to his relationship with David Coverdale to their infamous set at Cal Jam (complete with smashed up guitars and exploding amps) to Ritchie Blackmore's departure. Glenn's also talking about his short run with Black Sabbath, his battle with drugs and alcohol, the four months in the 70s that David Bowie lived with him, what really went down at the Meadowlands in 1986, and the heart attack that saved his life.
01:14:14 8/5/2016
Broken Matt Hardy makes his podcast debut on TIJ, and he's talking in great detail about "The Final Deletion," his brother Jeff, and what all of this means for his future at TNA Impact Wrestling. You'll hear about the events leading up to Broken Matt's incredible transformation, the emergence of his accent, his new world view, the meaning of "Brother Nero," and his plan for universal domination. It's a little disturbing, very creepy, but incredibly fascinating.
01:34:21 8/3/2016
Shinsuke Nakamura signed with WWE and moved his family from Japan to Orlando, FL, which he is happy is "close enough" to the ocean! He's an avid surfer, and you'll hear why. He's so charismatic and owes a lot of that to influences like Michael Jackson, Queen's Freddie Mercury, and his favorite martial artists, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. He's also talking about his first meeting with Vince McMahon, his relationship with Triple H at NXT, wrestling in Mexico, learning to speak English, and his favorite Michael Jackson song.
01:01:24 7/29/2016
The very funny Andy Kindler who played Y2J's agent, Phil Blank, in the comedy web series, "But I'm Chris Jericho" joins the podcast to talk about working with Ray Romano on "Everybody Loves Raymond," voicing Mort on the animated "Bob's Burgers," and making David Letterman laugh. He's also calling out comedy hacks, bad seafood, and smoking on airplanes... and doing his best Seinfeld and South Park impressions.
01:17:40 7/27/2016
Bayley's bringing the side-pony, the wacky wavy inflatable tube men, and an insanely positive and inspiring attitude to TIJ! She's also bringing plenty of laughs, stories about Papa Hunter, her best impression of Dusty Rhodes, the "Average Janes," her thoughts on Sasha Banks and the women of WWE, and a fantastic story about Ric Flair.
01:13:01 7/22/2016
Tanya Tate may be a popular adult film star in the U.K., but she's also a popular superhero at ComiCons across the United States! She's "Lady Titan" and developing her own movie, doll, comic book, and merchandise line around her self-created character! She's big into cosplay, and will tell us exactly what that is & how she got involved. She'll also share some of her early cosplay costumes, her favorite superheroes, and whether or not she knows any Beatles (she is from Liverpool you know). Plus, she'll break down the differences between making adult movies in the U.K. and the States, and some of them are definitely going to surprise you!
01:06:39 7/20/2016
It's a special edition of Talk'n Shop Live In Hawaii presented by TIJ featuring your hosts Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, and guests Chris Jericho, AJ Styles, Sour Boy, Uncle Alan, Sex Ferguson, Marble Mouth, Redneck #1, and Hotel Security. By the time this episode is over... you'll be able to order beer in Japanese (more than enough to get you drunk), practice proper etiquette at the next nudist colony you visit, bust out a true down south "hell yeah man," and call a pro-wrestling match in the ring by straight yelling. What you won't be able to do - retell the end of the Muhammad Hassan story.
01:21:21 7/15/2016
Actor/comedian, pop culture aficionado, and podcast host Paul Scheer joins TIJ to talk truly bad movies (aka "How Did This Get Made"), VH-1's "I Love The 80s" (and 90s), auditioning for SNL (and the stupid thing he said to Lorne Michaels), the Star Wars franchise, Indiana Jones, his love of Arsenio Hall, and his crazy obsession with "Diff'rent Strokes" and Gary Coleman.
01:12:53 7/13/2016
Drummer Eric Singer is the latest KISS member to join TIJ! He's the longest running drummer in the band's history, and tells the story of how he landed the gig. He talks about his relationship with late KISS drummer Eric Carr, the first time he performed in make-up, what really went down with the original lineup reunion in '96, and whether he thinks KISS will ever hang it up. Plus, he's talking about his days playing with Black Sabbath and Tony Iommi, his favorite all-time drummers, and how The Beatles changed his life.
01:33:56 7/8/2016
Stand Back! There's a Hurricane coming to TIJ... Hurricane Helms! He was Chris Jericho's last travel partner, and they are telling some of their crazier road stories. You'll also hear why his WWE debut didn't go exactly as planned, what really happened between him and Buff Bagwell, who came up with the super hero-themed Hurricane Helms gimmick, and why losing to The Undertaker was one of the best matches he ever had. Plus, Hurricane's currently an agent for TNA Impact Wrestling, and has plenty to say about the company, their roster, and their current live show.
01:33:28 7/6/2016
TIJ's celebrating Canada Day with some old friends who grew up in Winnipeg too - Brent Fitz and Todd Kerns who also happen to be in Slash & Myles Kennedy's band, the Conspirators, and Red Solo Cup Geoff. They're talking about their favorite Canadian rock bands - the ones who made it big & the ones who never passed local hero status. They've got obscure facts, funny concert stories, five-finger music collection additions, and crazy fan boy tales. You'll also hear some great slang, fun food facts, and by the end, you'll be speaking like a native Canadian!
01:47:26 7/1/2016
Scroobius Pip is England's #1 podcaster! He's also a beat poet, rapper, comedian, and actor; has a wicked beard; and a bit of a stutter. You'll hear how he got his crazy name, what happened when he offered to buy all his fans a free round at a local pub, and what it took to become England's #1 podcaster. He's also talking about his role in "The Bastard Executioner," and Guy Richie's latest film.
01:06:57 6/29/2016
Sandra Toffoloni, sister of Nancy Benoit, aunt of Daniel and nanny to the family, joins TIJ on the 9 year anniversary of their deaths to celebrate their memories with happy stories of their lives. Sandy also speaks in-depth about what may have caused her brother-in-law, Chris Benoit, to murder his family and himself. Sandy was close to Chris and paints a vivid picture of his behavior and personality from when they first met up until the months leading up the unspeakable tragedy. She talks openly about what it was like after the tragedy unfolded; how she and her parents dealt with the press and curious fans; and how they're coping today.
01:42:12 6/24/2016
Andrea Perron grew up in the haunted Harrisville, Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired The Conjuring, and she's on TIJ to share some of her incredible real-life stories. You'll hear what the movie got right, what was different, and what was simply too scary to show. She's talking apparitions, spirits, possession, strange events, what she remembers about the Warren paranormal investigative team coming to the farmhouse, and why her family stayed in that home for 10 years.
01:15:38 6/22/2016
RHCP drummer Chad Smith, who has plenty of great stories about being mistaken for actor Will Ferrell, is on TIJ to talk about the new Chili Peppers album, "The Getaway," working with DangerMouse, meeting and recording with Johnny Cash, his big drum-off on "The Tonight Show," and Flea's broken arm. Chad's got a favorite Chili Peppers song to play live, an album he WISHED he drummed on, a night running from the cops in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and details on the "Dick Drum Line."
01:20:12 6/17/2016
Aaron Stevens aka Damien Sandow is talking life after WWE, pink tights, the General Zod-looking beard, and how Gorgeous George influenced his pro-wrestling career. He's also sharing details about the Ottawa Screw Job, and all the crazy gimmicks he had to dress up as - including "Magnito" from X-Men, and Macho Mandow. And you'll hear about his MizDow run, and winning Money In The Bank.
01:01:11 6/15/2016
SpeeWee returns to TIJ to make his first full episode appearance, and he does not disappoint. He's got a couple more legendary pep talks, some stories from the set of the Fargo TV show (he was an extra in season 2), a tale about his near drowning in a lake close to his Canadian home and the real man who saved his life, and some crazy weird puberty experiences. And because Speewee's Y2J's BFF, he's also world premiering his brand new single, "I Didn't Quit, I Just Ran Out Of Money." Strap in...
01:01:11 6/10/2016
Brian Gewirtz spent 12 years in creative at WWE before leaving to join The Rock's production company, Seven Bucks Productions. You're gonna hear about the gig that landed Brian the writing job at WWE, what it like writing for The Rock, Mick Foley, Edge & Christian, and even Y2J. Brian has great stories about Wrestler's Court (yeah, it was a thing, and yeah, The Undertaker was judge & jury), spending a day with Mike Tyson, musical chairs, the one celeb idea he had to shoot down, and what happened when he was put in charge of Piper's Pit at Wrestlemania 21 with Hot Rod and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Brian's also talking about his current gig at Seven Bucks Productions and why he still loves being The Rock's personal writer.
01:40:28 6/8/2016
Seth Rollins is back, and telling his injury & rehab story on TIJ! He's also got details about his surprise return at the Extreme Rules PPV, what he did during his extended time off (which may or may not include Tesla, lasek, & video games), watching Daniel Bryan's retirement on TV, the move that resulted in John Cena's broken nose, the demise of his old finishing move "The Curb Stomp," and Triple H's initial reaction to Seth using the "Pedigree." And if you want to know about the finish to Seth Rollins vs Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 31... you've come to the right place.
01:04:43 6/3/2016
Get your air guitar ready... because TIJ's got a guitar hero in the house - Joe Satriani! Joe is the master who taught Kirk Hammett from Metallica, Alex Skolnick from Testament, and Larry LaLonde from Primus how to play guitar. He's toured with Mick Jagger and Deep Purple, and is also a member of Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar, Chad Smith, and Michael Anthony! And yes, "Satch" (as his friends call him) has stories about it all... and he's telling 'em right here!
01:03:16 6/1/2016
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00:02:08 5/29/2016
Jim Breuer does a great Rob Halford, went on African safari with Metallica's James Hetfield and his family, hung out with Kevin Spacey after SNL, made Lorne Michaels belly-laugh the first time he ever did Goat Boy, and flew to Florida to have AC/DC's Brian Johnson sing on Jim's new metal album, "Songs From The Garage." The stories are hilarious. The impressions are even better. And the debate about Priest vs Maiden rages on. Plus, Y2J drops an in-your-face hint about the upcoming BIGGEST PODCAST OF ALL TIME!
01:11:37 5/27/2016
Ric Flair has plenty of stories about his early days in wrestling working for Jim Barnett, doing matches in Japan, surviving full-blown fan riots, traveling to North Korea with Muhammad Ali, and living with Roddy Piper in Charlotte. He's also talking about his infamous robes, Roman Reigns, and traveling with his daughter, WWE's Charlotte.
01:20:38 5/25/2016
Dana Carvey is putting on a comedy clinic, and bringing some amazing friends with him - Adam Sandler, Dennis Miller, Johnny Carson, former President George Bush, Keith Richards, all four members of The Beatles. Members of his family might also drop by too! It's the art of comedy; the art of impressions... some fantastic SNL stories involving Chris Farley and Phil Hartman, the origins of The Church Lady, and the real-life person who inspired Garth Algar of "Wayne's World" fame. Dare you not to laugh! And dare you not to check out Dana's new competition show, "First Impressions" on the USA Network!
00:59:22 5/20/2016
Rudolf Schenker of the Scorpions is on TIJ, and covering all sorts of ground - from his first-ever pair of black leather pants to managing the Scorps in their early days to choosing NOT to ever be a lead guitarist! He's also talking about playing the Kremlin & meeting Mikhail Gorbachev, blowing Van Halen off the stage at the US Festival, and being one of the few rock & roll bands to make it to their 50th Anniversary!
00:57:36 5/18/2016
Dr. Luther aka Lenny St. Clair returns to TIJ for more laughs and great wrestling stories! He's talking Stampede Wrestling, the Hart Family wrestling camp, and FMW and the hardcore style of Japan. You'll hear what "Silence Of The Lambs" and Leonardo DiCaprio had to do with his gimmick, why he once walked 8 miles to a KFC, and how he & Y2J ended up tag teaming one night only as the Lovely Lads! Plus, Lenny's got an amaze-ball story about the night he spent picking up chicks with actor Christopher Lloyd (aka Doc Brown from the "Back To The Future" movies).
01:47:03 5/13/2016
Nick Swardson brings the comic relief to TIJ with stories from "Reno 911," "Grandma's Boy," and "Bucky Larson!" He's one of Adam Sandler's crew & has been working with Adam & Happy Madison for years (and he's not shy about sharing what Sandler's really like). Nick also recounts his stand-up days in Minneapolis, the culture shock of New York, his fear of elevators and monkeys, "The Do Over," and the latest project he & Adam recently pitched to Netflix.
01:08:23 5/11/2016
Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian are The Addiction at Ring of Honor, and have plenty to say about the ROH tag team division, and why it's "an embarrassment of riches." You'll find out how they teamed up together, what inspired the Throwback Thursday gimmicks, and what they did to get so much heat after AJ Styles left ROH. Christopher Daniels also recounts his short run at WCW and why that didn't work out. And Frankie Kazarian recalls getting fired from WWE before ever really stepping foot in the ring.
01:19:49 5/6/2016
Team Tiger Awesome - Nick Mundy, Clint Gage & Michael Truly - return to TIJ to do a Summer Movie Preview... and that means one thing - sheer ridiculousness (and possibly NO relevant information about any upcoming movies like "Captain America: Civil War," "Ghostbusters," and "Suicide Squad"). What you will get is plenty of discussion about chodes & taints, the sex symbol status of Jeff Goldblum, Superhero anatomy, Will Smith's bratty kids, dick jokes, and nearly endless debate about Mundy's mediocrity and the merits of "Weekend At Bernie's." Thank god this podcast is free or you might actually ask for your money back...
01:19:49 5/4/2016
Annie Lobert is a former high-class call girl who worked the Las Vegas strip for many years, before finally leaving the life and starting Hookers For Jesus, an organization to help other women living a life of prostitution get off the street. She's speaking candidly about her pimp, a man she calls her "human trafficker," her many near-death experiences including having guns pulled on her, being locked in the trunk of a car, and being beaten to within an inch of her life, kicking drugs, and the rock bottom that finally made her change her path. She shares her incredible story and how she finally got to a place of happiness with her husband, guitarist Oz Fox of Stryper fame.
01:24:47 4/29/2016
Sami Zayn returns to TIJ & yeah, he's talking all about the shoulder injury that sidelined his WWE debut for months, his rivalry with Kevin Owens, and the "circus life" that is professional wrestling... but he's also telling some "laugh till you cry" kinda stories about In N Out, traveling with Enzo Amore & Big Cass, sorta meeting Axl Rose, graveyards and dead people, and why Sami may never be permitted to dance at a concert again. And then there's the possible Skid Row reunion with Sebastian Bach (orchestrated by Sami), and why he models his wrestling career after Terminator 2.
01:24:04 4/27/2016
John Bradley is Samwell Tarly on Game of Thrones, which is kicking off its sixth season on HBO this Sunday night! You'll hear how he got the gig, what it's like to film the show, how his relationship is with Kit Harrington (who plays Jon Snow, John's character's BFF), and what's in store for this season and beyond. John also loves The Beatles and David Gilmour, and didn't make his first trip to America until just a couple of years ago. He's talking about all of that... along with sharing thoughts on film vs live theater and the importance of chemistry!
01:34:31 4/22/2016
Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows made their WWE debut, and now they're talking all about it on TIJ. You'll hear how it happened, and how New Japan Pro Wrestling took the news of their leaving (especially since Karl & Luke gave notice the same night as AJ Styles)! They've also got stories about the Bullet Club, traveling with AJ Styles, working for Tiger Hattori and Gedo, and life in Japan in general. Luke also remembers the time he nearly got stranded in Nigeria, his first WWE run, his infamous (and hated) "skullet," the Festus gimmick, and who taught him how to make the Festus face!
01:16:05 4/20/2016
Smith Hart, the oldest of Stu Hart's 12 kids, talks about the early days of Stampede wrestling, his famous brothers Bret and Owen, what it was like growing up surrounded by performers and tons of animals, his relationship with his mom and dad, and some of his fav wrestlers that passed through Stampede. He also sets the record straight on the demise of Stampede wrestling, his dad's infamous speech cadence, and the time Smith got his mother high.
01:18:24 4/15/2016
Carrot Top's bringing his rock star comedy to TIJ. Here's your chance to find out why drummer Vinnie Paul, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, and Queen drummer Roger Taylor have all been spotted hanging out backstage at Carrot Top's Vegas show! You'll also find out about his reality TV show experience on one of the originals in the genre, Star Search; how he became BFFs with Ed McMahon; what he thought about David Letterman; and why his mentor Gallagher was mad at him for a while. Plus, Carrot Top is a WWE fan and does a priceless impression of the Nature Boy, Ric Flair!
01:13:33 4/13/2016
Michael "PS" Hayes and Jimmy Garvin are telling some freakin' hilarious Fabulous Freebirds stories as they celebrate the Birds induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. They remember and pay tribute to their brothers, Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy and Buddy "Jack" Roberts. The revolutionary Freebirds were the first to use ring entrance music, and you'll hear how that happened, and you'll hear why their feud with the Von Erichs made Texas such a red hot territory. Michael PS Hayes shares some of Buddy's crazier ribs and traveling moments, and Jimmy explains how Terry nearly blew up Dallas' Love Field. And you'll find out why neither the Birds or Jimmy Garvin ever had much of a run at WWE.
01:10:46 4/8/2016
Queensryche's Todd LaTorre and Michael Wilton are hitting Vegas with The Scorpions in May, but this isn't the first time the two bands have shared a bill and a stage! Todd & Michael share their Scorps stories, and what it's like to tour today. They're also talking about Geoff Tate's departure & Todd joining Queenryche. They have favorite songs to play live, favs from the new album "Condition Human," and the reason why they don't mind being labeled as "math rock." Michael also remembers the making of the "Queen Of The Reich" music video, the band's original name & why they changed it, and opening for AC/DC in 1986. Plus Y2J is giving his take on Wrestlemania, and Monday Night RAW in Dallas!
01:12:45 4/6/2016
Charlotte comes to TIJ just in time for Wrestlemania! She's got details on her three-way match with Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch, the story behind her first Wrestlemania moment with Triple H, a fantastic Dusty Rhodes impression, and some very candid comments about being the daughter of one of the greatest in the biz, Ric Flair! Plus, hear her take on the "Whoo!," the chop, traveling with dad, earning the NXT coaches' respect, and why making it to the WWE roster means so much to her (and it's not why you think).
01:15:58 4/1/2016
Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce and new singer Denis Stoff aren't holding anything back on this episode of TIJ... from the details surrounding Denis joining the band (and the less than amicable departure of original singer Danny Worsnop) to the specifics of what sometimes takes place in the various venue dressing rooms to Ben's chance (and very brief) encounter with Axl Rose! Denis also reveals exactly how he learned English growing up in the Ukraine, what drives the band's love of 80s rock, and how they ended up with 42 songs for their new album "The Black."
01:09:38 3/30/2016
WWE referee Charles Robinson and Y2J break down their recent Monday Night RAW episode that saw Neville injured in the ring & a near fight between the ref & Y2J. Was it a work? A shoot? Charles also remembers his initiation into WWE (it involves duct tape, a well-placed sign & The Rock), shares his hero worship of Ric Flair, recalls his favorite moments from WCW, cites details about the night Macho Man Randy Savage collapsed Charles' lung in the ring, and has a road story involving Arn Anderson that had Charles in tears. Charles has favorite Wrestlemania moments, a sure-fire way to stop an overzealous fan from entering the ring, and a little preview of what fans can expect at Wrestlemania 32 in Dallas.
01:11:11 3/25/2016
Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain (yes, that's his real last name) has some of the best rock & roll stories, and he's telling them exclusively on TIJ! It's the only interview Maiden granted in North America in support of their "Book Of Souls World Tour." So get ready to hear about dressing room antics, the backstage fight that turned into a B-side, Maiden's private 747 and what's so special about it, how Nicko covers when he forgets how songs go during live shows, and how the band dealt with singer Bruce Dickinson's cancer diagnosis. Plus, meet Raven Age, the band that's opening every date of Maiden's tour! They rock. Their guitarist, George, is Steve Harris' son... but you'll hear how they had to earn their way onto this incredible tour!
01:42:36 3/23/2016
Jerry "The King" Lawler is king of the ring, and king of pop culture memorabilia! He has a real, working Bat Mobile that he's actually been pulled over driving! It's just one of the tremendous stories he tells in this super-sized episode of TIJ! He's also talking in-depth about Memphis wrestling (and the many stars who worked there at one point - The Rock, The Undertaker, Steve Austin, Sting, Ultimate Warrior); working with Andy Kaufman, and their infamous appearance on David Letterman's show (and this is stuff you haven't heard before); creating the Rock & Roll Express tag team; how his "King" gimmick got started; and what he really saw when he was legitimately dead for 20 minutes.
01:41:10 3/18/2016
Team Tiger Awesome return to talk about one of the most anticipated superhero movies of the year, "Batman V Superman," and as you can imagine, the conversation skids off the rails pretty fast! Who played the best Batman? The best Superman? And what do they think about Ben Affleck in the cape & mask? They're breaking down the Batman voice, Superman's ultimate kryptonite, the various new superheroes rumored to be introduced in the new film, the merits of Aquaman, Michael Keaton, and Marlon Brando, and they are debating the most important question of all - does The Joker have genitals?
01:21:12 3/16/2016
It's the Xavier Woods and Cody Rhodes High School Reunion! They are working out their differences and laying their old rivalry to rest... so we hope! Y2J brought them together after Cody took umbrage with Xavier's recollections of their high school days. Just who beat whom in wrestling? And who kissed whom's girlfriend? And who was the better bowler? And was Cody really a "bully?" And sandwiched in between the varying details of their high school encounters are stories about Dusty Rhodes, the WCW lockerroom, Harry Potter, and "Clash Of The Clans."
01:14:59 3/11/2016
Wes Germer had an incredible encounter with Sasquatch-like creatures in the woods near his Portland, OR hometown, and is detailing his experience on TIJ - what he heard, what he saw, how these creatures moved, and why he thinks their existence is denied by the US government. He's also sharing some of the incredible stories that others have recounted on his popular "Sasquatch Chronicles" podcast, including military special forces who've conducted "kill missions," and a NASA engineer who was attacked. Believer or skeptic... one thing is certain - you will definitely be entertained (and maybe even creeped out)!
01:12:05 3/9/2016
Dean Malenko is one of Y2J's oldest and closest friends in the wrestling business, and he returns to TIJ to talk about his early days in the biz, and his famous father, one of the most-feared heels of the 70s, Boris Malenko! Dean's talking Florida Championship Wrestling, Dusty Rhodes, Davey Boy Smith, New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan, tagging with his brother Joe, making the jump to WWE, and Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero. Plus, Sisi & Chey return to TIJ to share the details on their brand new youtube channel, "Sisi & Chey Vlogs & Videos."
01:32:10 3/4/2016
Edge & Christian totally reek of awesomeness on TIJ! They've got stories about the TLC matches that made them a household name in WWE. Stories about tag teaming with Y2J. Stories about the 5-second pose and comedy bits on RAW. Stories about retirement and injuries. Stories about the "Haven" SyFy show set. Stories about Nova Scotia and Stephen King. And stories about their new sketch comedy show on the WWE Network, "The Edge & Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness." Rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?
01:19:33 3/2/2016
The new Anthrax album "For All Kings" is out today and it rocks! And Anthrax founding member Charlie Benante would say the same thing IF he & Y2J were talking Anthrax music on TIJ! But you aren't gonna hear Anthrax road stories or what influenced the killer drum playing on the new album. Nope. You're gonna find out why Charlie Benante plays music at all... and what inspired him to start Anthrax in the first place - and that's The Beatles! Charlie and Chris break down their three favorite Beatles albums, track-by-track. Great stories. Great trivia. Great music. And it's only on TIJ.
01:24:20 2/26/2016
The Young Bucks are bringing the Superkick Party to TIJ! They're telling stories about their backyard wrestling days, the ring their dad built for them, the "High Risk Wrestling" promotion, their feud with Jim Cornette and being fired from TNA, joining the Bullet Club at New Japan Pro Wrestling, Superkicking an 8-year old kid, being compared to the Hardy Boys, working Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore against the Dudleys, and signing with ROH.
01:23:03 2/24/2016
Blue Meanie joins TIJ to talk about his time in ECW, what he learned from Paul E. Heyman, all the crazy parodies he did (the bWo, the Jackson 5, the Blue Meanie Bloods, Meanie Simmons of KISS), how Raven helped his career, the roles that Tommy Dreamer & Bubba Dudley played at the promotion, and why he left ECW for WWE. He also remembers the night he debuted on WWE, and what it meant it to his family.
01:30:01 2/19/2016
Michael Ricardi & his best friend, Jim Gahan, were at the Station nightclub on February 20, 2003 to see Great White when tragedy struck. The venue went up in flames, and over 100 people lost their lives as the fast-moving fire fully-engulfed the building in the span of 5 minutes. Michael made it out. Jim did not. Hear Michael's harrowing tale of survival and sorrow, and how he eventually picked up the pieces and found a way to pay tribute to his fallen friend. It's an emotional and riveting tale of friendship, music, and overcoming tragedy.
01:16:46 2/17/2016
Legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen went to Japan with KISS, used to watch TV at the Dakota with his close friend John Lennon, stayed up all night (on many different nights) with Joe Strummer of The Clash, and played a small role in both the New York Dolls rise to fame, and the Sex Pistols lineup. And he's telling all those stories, and more, on TIJ! Plus, Y2J shares his thoughts on Daniel Bryan's retirement announcement, and what it really means for the WWE Superstar's future.
01:12:25 2/12/2016
The Colons aka Los Matadores aka Primo & Epico are WWE Tag Team Champs who got their start in Puerto Rico working for Primo's (real-name Eddie) dad, the great Carlos Colon! And today they're telling their story on TIJ! Hear about their WWE tryout, their first match, and what Freddie Prinze Jr. had to do with their original gimmick. They're also telling stories about working for Carlos Colon in Puerto Rico, and all the jobs they had to do on their way to a career in the pro-wrestling ring! They were even there the night that Bruiser Brody was murdered.
01:09:13 2/10/2016
AJ Styles made his WWE debut at this year's Royal Rumble, but how did he manage to keep it a secret? Hear the story of what it took to make the surprise debut happen, how he ended up at WWE in the first place, his final match with the Bullet Club at NJPW, and how he feels about skipping NXT to go straight to the WWE main roster. Plus, he's talking about his video game addiction, gaming with Xavier Woods, and what he misses most about Japan.
01:10:09 2/5/2016
Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell is talking to Y2J exclusively in his first interview since the passing of his friend, bandmate, and brother-in-arms, Lemmy Kilmister. Phil shares some great stories from their near 32-years together, and remembers some of the funnier pranks he played not only on Lemmy, but on other unsuspecting musicians (like Ronnie James Dio)! Phil's got favorite Motorhead songs, some Motorhead history (like how he got in the band & how they ended up being a three-piece), and whether or not he'll ever play Motorhead music live again.
01:19:56 2/3/2016
Bubba Dudley and Dolph Ziggler are die-hard Motley Crue fans, and Dolph even went to the Crue's final show in LA on New Year's Eve. So they hooked up with Y2J to talk a little Crue! Favorite songs, favorite albums, John Corabi, Tommy Lee drum solos and gimmicks, the lean years, the money years, the tour highlights & disappointments, "Dr. Feelgood," "Girls, Girls, Girls," and plenty of stories about meeting their heroes (some better than others).
01:19:15 1/29/2016
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine returns to TIJ with the new "Dystopia" album, and a bottle of his own "Blood of Heroes" wine in tow! He's also got stories about a couple of big guitar guns who "almost" joined Megadeth back in the day, whether or not there will ever be another Big Four concert, why the new Megadeth lineup with guitarist Kiko Loureiro is one of the best yet, and what "Planet of The Apes" had to do with the new album! He's also talking wine making, Glenn Campbell, and alzheimer's disease.
01:19:42 1/27/2016
Xavier Woods of New Day shares the story of "Francesca," and how she came to be before being destroyed by Y2J. He's also giving up the WWE lockerroom video game players - who's the best, who's the worst, who does the most trash talking, and who's a sore loser! You'll also hear the role video games played in Xavier becoming a professional wrestler, and all about his new youtube show, "UpUpDownDown."
01:06:39 1/22/2016
They're hot chicks tearing it up in the world of metal! Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey from Butcher Babies bring their former topless stage antics, taped-up nipples, microphones made out of bloody butcher knives, love of late Plasmatics frontwoman Wendy O Williams, and their new studio album "Take It Like A Man" to TIJ! Carla's also talking about her days as a mortician, and what it was like working for Playboy TV. And Heidi has stories about cheerleading, and DJ'ing at a hip-hop radio station in Los Angeles. And then there's that story about Janet Jackson...
01:21:27 1/20/2016
Booker T has his own promotion, "Reality Of Wrestling," & is talking all about it on TIJ! He's also talking about his Hall Of Fame career with WCW, WWE, and TNA! Hear the story behind his classic grocery store fight with Stone Cold Steve Austin, the "Harlem Heat" tag team with his older brother Stevie Ray, what Dusty Rhodes did for his career, teaching The Undertaker to do the "spinaroonie," and whether or not Booker T will ever return to the wrestling ring!
01:16:55 1/15/2016
Actor Freddie Prinze Jr also had a job working for the WWE - twice! He worked as a writer on the creative team, helping with promos & storylines for Jeff Hardy, The Undertaker, and Alberto Del Rio. And he also served as WWE acting coach, working with the talent roster including Big Show and The Miz! Freddie's talking about his relationship with Vince McMahon, the nickname that John Cena first gave him, and what prompted him to leave WWE. He also talking about losing his famous father as a baby, growing up in the world of martial arts thanks to his godfather (& sparring with Chuck Norris), and what prompted him to leave Hollywood and the limelight behind.
01:34:10 1/13/2016
Robbie Brookside is one of Y2J's oldest friends in the wrestling business, and he also happens to be killing it as a trainer at NXT. They're telling stories about wrestling in Hamburg, Japan, and at WCW together. Robbie's also talking about growing up in Liverpool, and his "Uncle Ringo." Find out about "coffee house wrestlers," "kindercatch," and how he ended up at NXT. And if you listen carefully, you just might pick up a little cockney slang!
01:39:32 1/8/2016
William Shatner returns to TIJ to share stories about his upcoming documentary "The Ride," which chronicles his 8-day motorcycle journey from Chicago to Los Angeles. Bill & CJ also discuss the search for the perfect pillow, sushi and octopus, horseback riding, the ripple effect of good deeds, Bill's new children's show idea, Bill vs William, and of course, Leonard Nimoy.
01:22:43 1/6/2016
Meet CJ's new favorite wrestler - Cheeseburger! He wrestles for Ring Of Honor, and tells the story of his gimmick name, ring gear, and auspicious start in pro-wrestling! He trained a little with Lance Storm, loves New Japan Pro Wrestling, and is still trying to think of a good catch phrase! Hear about his favorite match of all time, his own first match, and what stopped him from quitting pro-wrestling entirely after his first day at training camp.
00:57:14 1/1/2016
The Sklar Brothers bring their great sense of humor, comedic timing, and awesome stories about Andrew Dice Clay to TIJ! Identical twins & hosts of the "Sklar Bro Country" podcast, Randy and Jason, also talk about HBO's "True Detective," their stand up show, "Set List," being twins, Arsenio Hall, and the alternative comedy scene.
01:12:42 12/30/2015
Merry KISSmas! CJ, Fozzy drummer Frank Fontsere, guitarist Rich Ward, and Luke Bryan's drummer Kent Slucher are spreading the KISSmas cheer with great stories about KISS concerts, favorite KISS characters and make-up, favorite albums & songs, and some spirited debate about classic line-up vs new line-up, best KISS era, and the infamous 90's reunion with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss! Plus, will Rich Ward be a KISSfanatic by the time the podcast concludes?
01:08:05 12/25/2015
The tables are turned and today's guest is Chris Jericho himself! It's Toronto Is Jericho live featuring guest host Damian Abraham, and a special appearance by Santino Marella. Chris is telling stories about Fozzy's early days, his time in WCW, blood in the ring, breaking his arm in Smokey Mountain Wrestling, matches with Lance Storm as The Thrillseekers, his 15-minute reign as WWE Champ, and his role in "MacGruber." Plus **spoiler alert,** a very special Irvine Family Star Wars Review featuring Ash, Sierra, and Cheyenne!
01:36:13 12/23/2015
VH-1's "That Metal Show" hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine bring VIP passes and some great rock & roll stories to TIJ! Hear how it all began, who dissed the show at first only to beg their way back on after it was a success! They spill on their favorite guests (Lita Ford, Rush, Black Sabbath), their wish-list & must-haves (Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen), and the ones who still refuse to come on (you'll have to listen to find that out)! Plus, CJ played Lemmy's birthday party over the weekend, and will tell you how that went down and who was there!
01:19:07 12/18/2015
JTG is telling Cryme Tyme stories & remembering some of the crazier antics pulled by his tag team partner Shad Gaspard! Hear why they got fired from WWE, how they got a second chance, what prompted JTG's solo run and character, and when he knew his WWE time was done. You'll also hear some of the gimmick ideas that never got off the ground, and what JTG is up to today aside from publishing his ebook, "Damn! Why Did I Write This Book!"
01:10:14 12/16/2015
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits theaters next Friday, and Team Tiger Awesome (Nick Mundy, Clint Gage, and Michael Truly) return to talk all things Star Wars... what they like about the franchise & characters & what they don't, the Ewoks, wookies, the possible fate of Harrison Ford's Han Solo, their favorite movie & least favorite, JJ Abrams, Boba Fett, obscure triva, and possible plot points in "The Force Awakens."
01:34:16 12/11/2015
Devil You Know frontman Howard Jones has plenty to say about his band's second album, "They Bleed Red." He's also speaking candidly about his bi-polar diagnosis, fighting depression, living with diabetes, his not so amicable departure from his former band Killswitch Engage, playing Ozzfest, opening for Iron Maiden, and his great passion for fishing and Christian heavy metal!
01:18:53 12/9/2015
The Lasskicker Becky Lynch brings her "bectacluar" puns, and "becsplorations" to TIJ. She explains the goggle gimmick, the origination of her name, why she loves the steampunk scene, what happened at her WWE audition, and how she made the jump from NXT to WWE's main roster. She's been a flight attendant, a stunt woman, a personal trainer, and also studied "the art of clown" in college!
01:16:02 12/4/2015
Dennis Miller was voted best Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" anchor & he's giving up the trade secrets that made that happen! He's speaking candidly about his SNL audition & gig, the MTV Movie Awards, what really ended his 2-year run on NFL's Monday Night Football, why he loves Johnny Carson, the comedy advice he got from WWE's Vince McMahon, and why he's possibly voting for Donald Trump.
01:25:28 12/2/2015
The third member of "The Useless Trivia Triumvirate" is on TIJ! Konnan! He's got all kinds of stories about AAA in Mexico, the Plaza Madrid crew, WCW, the NWO, WWE, Lucha Underground, how he got his start in the biz, who came up with his gimmick, what he learned from Bobby Heenan, and why he decided to mentor Love Machine Art Barr. Konnan's also busting Raven, giving fashion advice, and dropping some serious vocabulary!
01:39:44 11/27/2015
Raven returns to TIJ, and this time he's talking straight on wrestling! ECW, WCW, WWE, the creation of the Raven gimmick, in-ring psychology, booking, the indie scene, Roddy Piper, Paul E. Heyman, Vince Russo, and drinking with Shane McMahon.
01:33:05 11/25/2015
Do you wanna know why Luke Harper is one of the most popular guys in the WWE lockerroom? Then you definitely need to listen! Luke's talking about his pro-wrestling start, his days in NXT, how he became a Wyatt Family member, his first interaction with Vince McMahon, and the craziest ladder bump he's taken to date. He also does a wicked Dusty Rhodes impression, was a grade school librarian, and worked on the Ring Of Honor road crew!
01:16:01 11/20/2015
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo returns to TIJ, and this time he brought his entire family... along with an update on Metallica's new studio album! He's also got details on the premiere of the Jaco documentary, the soundtrack album, and how you can see the doc if you don't live in Los Angeles! Plus, Robert's sharing thoughts on his bandmate Brooks Wackerman's new gig as A7X drummer! He's got Ozzy stories, and Jerry Cantrell stories, and yes, Robert Trujillo has a favorite Metallica song to play live... but you gotta listen to find out what it is!
01:33:39 11/18/2015
Chavo Guerrero, Dean Malenko, and Y2J are celebrating the life of the late, great Eddie Guerrero! They're sharing personal stories about Eddie's life, his career, favorite matches & moments, and what they miss most about him. Prepare to laugh along as you hear about Frankenstein Guerrero, low-fat ice cream, muscle cars, Los Guerreros & the baby bottle, the Guerrero slump, and "Eddie Guerrero is my favorite wrestler!"
02:00:49 11/13/2015
KISS manager Doc McGhee has managed EVERYONE in rock & roll, & he's got the stories to prove it! Hear how he dealt with Ace Frehley's gunshot wound, Motley Crue biting Van Halen & fist fighting with AC/DC, Bon Jovi's melting point of rock, and James Brown firing musicians who wanted to get paid! Doc also orchestrated the Moscow Music Peace Festival & almost ended up managing Mikhail Gorbachev! And you won't believe who he passed on working with...
01:37:44 11/11/2015
The Iron Sheik is breaking backs on TIJ! Okay, so he's not really... but he is speaking candidly if not seriously about his pro-wrestling career and time in WWE. He talks about dropping the belt to Hulk Hogan at MSG, getting busted by the cops with Hacksaw Jim Duggan during the kayfabe days & how that nearly destroyed both their careers, visiting the infamous Hart dungeon in Calgary, and being offered a large sum of money by promoter Verne Gagne to break Hulk Hogan's leg. Plus, Y2J tells his own stories from the KISS Kruise! It's a little slice of heaven for all you die-hard KISS fans!
01:14:51 11/6/2015
Avenged Sevenfold have a brand new drummer, and you're gonna meet him exclusively on TIJ! A7X frontman M. Shadows and their newest member sat down with Y2J to break the news and share the story. You'll hear how and when the change happened, why M. Shadows thinks this is the best move for the band, what effect it'll have on A7X's new studio album, and the role that late drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan played in it all. You'll also hear some great road stories, and music trivia along the way. And listen closely because M. Shadows reveals some HUGE non band news of his own!
01:21:34 11/5/2015
Ghost hunter/investigator Amy Bruni has all sorts of crazy stories about her own supernatural experiences - from communicating with ghosts to having them follow her home to watching a crew member get scratched. She also did a live Halloween special for SyFy's "Ghost Hunters" with Kofi Kingston, and you'll hear directly from HIM what happened during that live TV show! It's the 2nd annual TIJ Halloween Spooktacular...Be afraid! Be very afraid (insert evil laugh here)!
01:18:34 10/30/2015
Shelton Benjamin makes his TIJ debut & he & Y2J give a behind-the-scenes look at their "Taboo Tuesday" and "Money In The Bank" matches! Shelton's also talking NJPW & Japanese culture, how he acquired his "Invader X" gimmick, why he & WWE parted ways, what it was like working with The Undertaker, Eddie Guerrero, and Big Show, being in OVW with John Cena, Batsita, Brock Lesnar, and Randy Orton...and why he's completely sworn off rice!
01:17:27 10/28/2015
Doug Mortman and Dave LaGreca from SiriusXM's Busted Open Radio show join TIJ to talk pro-wrestling... CURRENT pro-wrestling! They discuss TNA's plight, the PG rating at WWE, Sting's return, the appeal of NXT, Ric Flair, and favorite matches. They also talk Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, and the art of doing good interviews!
01:25:37 10/23/2015
He was the lead singer of Van Halen for 3 years, and he's still fronting Extreme and Hurtsmile - Gary Cherone is on TIJ! He's got plenty of VH stories, including what his relationship was and is like with Eddie. He's also talking about Extreme's "Pornograffitti" album & how the success of "More Than Words" changed his life. He's got great inside stories about singing with Queen, and meeting The Who's Roger Daltrey. Plus, Chris has some Star Wars theories to share!
01:20:17 10/21/2015
Jerry Ferrara aka "Turtle" from HBO's "Entourage" is hanging with Chris, and giving up plenty of great behind-the-scenes stories about the cast and workings of "Entourage!" Find out which of the cast was the biggest ball-buster, what "franchise tag" means in that world, what it was like having Ronda Rousey on set, his character's name in real-life, and how he landed the role in the first place! Jerry's also talking boxing, auditioning for Clint Eastwood, his podcast "Bad 4 Business," his new TV show "Power,"dropping 50 pounds, being boo'ed at Monday Night RAW, and who he chose first in the mafia fantasy draft!
01:24:10 10/16/2015
The Dudley Boyz, Bubba Ray & D-Von, return to the WWE after a ten-year absence & they tell Y2J EXACTLY how it happened! This is a marathon episode filled with stories about their start, their gimmick, tables, TLC matches, tag teams, Spike Dudley, Snot Dudley, Stacy Keibler, TNA, "What's up," ass cream, and Wrestlemania 17. Whew...
01:44:11 10/14/2015
Jesse Ventura Returns... to dig into "American Conspiracies Volume 2," and this time he's discussing the conspiracy behind John Lennon's assassination, the Iran Hostage crisis & Ronald Reagan, President Lincoln's assassination, and the Chris Kyle legal battle. He's also remembering his old wrestling buddy Rowdy Roddy Piper, making some predictions about Ronda Rousey's career, and declaring his political plans for 2016.
01:27:54 10/9/2015
Y2J and three of his oldest friends in pro-wrestling, Lance Storm, Don "The Natural" Callis, and Lenny "Dr. Luther" St. Claire, got together in NYC to celebrate Jericho's 25th Anniversary in the biz! And the trip down memory lane is priceless... The Hart Brothers Wrestling Camp, promoter Tony Condello & the endless ribs they pulled on him, Bad News Brown, Jericho's first heel match, Bulldog Bob Brown, Andre The Giant, and the Dynamite Kid! You'll be laughing so hard you almost puke... just like Lance T. Storm (the T stands for Thunder)!
02:04:37 10/7/2015
Justin Hawkins of The Darkness loves rock & roll, catsuits, Queen, brilliant music critics, and the band's new album "Last Of Our Kind." He's also got an interesting story about how he became a singer, a unique idea for the band's next album, some inspired new band names, the reason The Darkness toured with Lady Gaga, and his philosophy on humor & music. And did we mention the night of debauchery he experienced with Queen drummer Roger Taylor? Plus, Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records, shares stories about his friend - late, great Metallica bassist Cliff Burton.
01:29:41 10/2/2015
Bill Apter of ProWrestling Illustrated fame has a new book hitting shelves, "Is Wrestling Fixed? I Didn't Know It Was Broken," and he's on TIJ to talk about that & his incredible career. He's telling stories about Hulk Hogan & Rocky III, Andy Kaufman and Jerry Lawler, breaking 3 ribs in the ring with Shawn Michaels, being banned from WWE matches, ladies apartment wrestling, Andre The Giant, and why Macho Man Randy Savage wanted to kill him! And he does some pretty funny impersonations of some of the greats!
01:27:04 9/30/2015
It's "Green Inferno" Friday with Eli Roth & Y2J! It's been 10 long years since Eli last wrote & directed a horror movie, and he's got a great reason why his latest features cannibals! He's also got plenty of crazy stories about filming in the Amazon jungle in Peru with an indigenous tribe that had never been exposed to outside civilization, battling tarantulas and bullet ants, and figuring out how to politely decline a grateful tribe's expression of thanks! And then there's the lesson in Italian horror moving making with Mussolini...
01:43:26 9/25/2015
Violent J & Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse had runs at WWE, WCW, and TNA & they've got lockerroom stories about who they inadvertently pissed off, who they accidentally shared space with, and who needs handshake help! Hear how they got their start in pro-wrestling, why they launched their own JCW promotion, what happens at their infamous "Gatherings," and why their fans are called juggalos! Plus, Y2J tells the story of his surprise appearance at Night Of Champions, and what it might mean for his future at WWE!
01:42:11 9/23/2015
"Anything Goes" podcast host & Playboy Playmate Jessa Hinton is a hot chick with a guy's mentality when it comes to sex, dating, and even favorite past-times! She shares stories about the Playboy Mansion, Hef, and the infamous grotto! She's also open about her sexuality, her sweatpants, and her coke-bottle glasses! And wait till she schools you on the the truth behind hotel art! Plus, Wise Cousin Chad returns to discuss Bruce Dickinson, Axl Rose, and Cleetus!
01:34:59 9/18/2015
Dana Warrior, widow of the late, great Ultimate Warrior, remembers her beloved husband, and shares some incredibly emotional & inspirational stories from his last weekend, and last day, on earth. You'll hear how Warrior's rift with WWE & Vince was finally mended, his initial reaction to his WWE Hall of Fame induction, and who were among his favorite in-ring opponents. Dana also shares stories from Warrior's life outside the ring - what he was really like as a husband & father, why living in a small, rural town suited him so well, the real reason he cut his trademark long hair, and the true story behind the "cookie sniffing!"
01:29:59 9/16/2015
Slayer guitarist & songwriter Kerry King is headbanging with TIJ! He's talking about "The Big Four" shows, his relationship with Metallica, losing Jeff Hanneman, the new Slayer album "Repentless," the new Slayer lineup, Dave Lombardo's departure, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and carpet pythons!
01:33:56 9/11/2015
It's the 40th Anniversary of "KISS Alive!" and Paul Stanley is here to celebrate the milestone event! He remembers whose idea it was to do a live album, why they decided to do it, and what they added in the studio before it was released! Hear stories about the infamous 70's KISS road crew, why KISS died their hair blue-black, and how they really felt about the choreographed "Deuce" moves! Plus, Paul has a special message for Dee Snider!
01:40:59 9/9/2015
The Air Raid Siren himself, legendary Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson, brings the metal to TIJ! He's talking about the band's new album "The Book Of Souls," his cancer scare & subsequent recovery, cutting off his long hair, his relationship with Steve Harris, his favorite Maiden songs to perform live, world tours, and WWII planes & what it's like to fly them!
01:23:34 9/4/2015
Millions of dollars! Millions of dollars! That's right, the Prime Time Players, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil, are in the TIJ house! They're spilling on their name & gimmick, their partnership, how they can travel AND work together, and how they both ended up driving around the Great Khali! Plus, Darren talks about what it was like coming out & the work he now does with the LGBT community. And Titus explains why he owes his career to his troubled childhood.
01:18:31 9/2/2015
Two of New Japan Pro Wrestling's biggest stars, and Y2J's oldest friends in the biz & his former tag team partners, Jado & Gedo, sit down to talk about working together in Mexico, their time in Japan with both W*ING and WAR, how they came up with their crazy theme song, and what inspired the best pro-wrestling t-shirts in the biz! They also have crazy stories about facing down a gunman in Mexico and having the Yakuza (Japanese mafia) come to matches!
01:17:48 8/28/2015
Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman loves Japan so much he now calls it home! He's been living there for years, and is talking about the food, learning the language, driving in Tokyo, and the Japanese music scene! He's also got some great stories about this time in Megadeth, working with Dave Mustaine, how he landed the job in the first place, and what prompted him to give it up! Plus, hear about his new solo album, "Inferno," and why he considers it the heaviest thing he's ever done!
01:30:24 8/26/2015
Tough Enough is down to the Final Four - Sara Lee, Amanda, Josh & ZZ... and all four are on TIJ! First up, the Diva hopefuls! Hear what Sara Lee thinks of The Miz saving her, and both women's journeys to Tough Enough. And if you need a little help deciding who to vote for, both ladies cut one last promo to persuade you! And then - Josh & ZZ join Y2J. You'll hear about wrestling alligators, the curse of the Nightmare Zone, and their final promos to win your vote! You'll also get lessons in Yeti and alligator calling!
01:51:55 8/21/2015
Sexual Health expert Dr. Emily Morse is helping TIJ listeners spice up their "hibbity dibbity"! She's talking sex toys, positions, size, and bedroom communication! She's also getting Y2J to fess up about a few of his favorite things (wink, wink)!
01:19:42 8/19/2015
BFMV's Matt Tuck & Moose met up with Y2J at Heavy Montreal to talk about their new album "Venom," and to tell some unbelievable stories about touring with Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slipknot, and Guns N Roses! Matt Tuck also gives a lesson in Welsh, and you'll hear about a certain drunken night in Seattle that involved Y2J, and the Canadian border crossing!
01:18:41 8/14/2015
The current NXT Women's Champion, Sasha Banks, sits down with Y2J to talk about her current title, her WWE debut, her break into wrestling, becoming "The Boss," her "shared" Wrestlemania moment with Triple H, her cousin Snoop Dogg, and what she learned from Dusty Rhodes.
01:18:35 8/12/2015
Conspiracy Theorist Greg Carlwood, host of "The Higherside Chats" podcast is sharing some pretty interesting ideas about 9/11, secret societies, the sinking of the Titanic, aliens & UFOs, and who really controls the banking industry, and JFK assassination details. He's also sharing theories on who filmed the moonlanding, and why prohibition existed in the US in the 20s. Things that make you go hmmmmm...
01:22:07 8/7/2015
Y2J shares his memories of Rowdy Roddy Piper! And then prepare to laugh as Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods aka New Day hold nothing back about their gospel gimmick, their friendship, the clap & chant, bad Jamaican accents, edgey babyfaces, trick or treating in shopping malls, and favorite matches!
01:24:45 8/5/2015
Mark Henry's splitting wigs on TIJ! Okay, not really... but he is telling great stories about how he got started at WWE, rooming with "The Rock" during their early days, Sexual Chocolate, dating Mae Young, surviving locker room politics, working out with Vince McMahon, and his favorite Hell In A Cell match! Plus, is he really thinking about retiring one day soon?
01:27:01 7/31/2015
Everybody's favorite principal, "Mr. Belding" aka Dennis Haskins of "Saved By The Bell" fame shares his infinite wisdom, love of music, "Dancing With The Stars" aspirations, and LOTS of stories about the cult 90's sitcom! He's even got details about how the big reunion happened on Jimmy Fallon earlier this year, what it was like working with Seth McFarlane, and how & when Dennis became such a huge wrestling fan!
01:09:21 7/29/2015
R&R Hall of Fame drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police fame sits down with Y2J to explain what exactly "the police thieved" from The Clash, how he & Sting & Andy REALLY got along on the 2007 Reunion Tour & why they will not likely ever work together again, and who he counts among his biggest musical influences. Plus, Ash The Fish Expert shares a very detailed review of "Sharknado 3," and a vote on whether "Bruce The Ride Attendant" should be resurrected for "Sharknado 4."
01:39:12 7/24/2015
GFW are holding their first TV tapings in Vegas on Friday night, and Jeff Jarrett and Magnus (aka Nick Aldis) are talking all about it on TIJ! Jeff's also talking TNA & what, if any, role he currently has in that promotion. He's got stories about his days doing the lighted jacket gimmick, a couple of good Owen Hart ribs, & what he sees in GFW's future! Plus, Magnus reveals why he's no longer with TNA, and shares a couple of his favorite matches.
01:11:53 7/22/2015
Sharknado 3 debuts on Wednesday & the ultimate shark fighter, Ian Ziering, is on TIJ to talk about taking out sharks with a chainsaw! You'll hear what he thought when he read the original script, why he chose to do the movie, and how he feels about it becoming a pop culture phenomenon! He's also talking about "Beverly Hills 90210," that other little TV show he starred in... and wait till you hear how he landed THAT role!
01:16:48 7/17/2015
Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe survived 37 days in a Czech prison, wrote a book about it called "Dark Days," and is now giving a first-hand account to Y2J. He's sharing details about prison clothes, food, repulsive shower experiences, trading guitar picks for cigarettes, working the legal system through a translator, and how he really felt when found "not guilty." He's also talking about Lamb of God's new studio album, "Sturm Und Drang" and why it's NOT a prison record!
01:40:57 7/15/2015
Raven's got a Top 10 list of favorite SNL members & characters. He has a Top 10 list of the funniest guys in pro-wrestling. He has stories about the 4 Drunk Horsemen, Pat Patterson, WCW, The Flock, and Bob Backlund...and he's telling 'em all on TIJ! Plus, it's the return of Ash The Fish Expert... or shall we say Dinosaur Expert?
01:22:44 7/10/2015
Slipknot & Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor returns to TIJ to talk about his new acting gig, his new book (which he can't even remember the title of), his "Lizard" nickname, Bruce Jenner's transformation to Caitlyn, ranting, kismet, the latest Slipknot tour, parenting, wrestling, NXT, and Stone Sour's upcoming covers EP series!
01:21:10 7/8/2015
Nattie Neidhart & Tyson Kidd are sharing crazy Hart family stories...Nattie's a "Hart" and Tyson Kidd grew up in the Hart family! And no one's off limits - Stu, Bret, Jim, Harry, and Uncle Owen! Hear their take on the Montreal Screw Job, how Tyson brokered the peace between Bret and Shawn Michaels, what they think of Vince McMahon, how Owen's death splintered the family, and what finally brought them all back together again!
01:41:51 7/3/2015
Scott Baio knows a thing or two about longevity in Hollywood, and you will too after hearing his stories about playing Chachi on "Happy Days" & "Joanie Loves Chachi," Charles on "Charles In Charge," and Bob Loblaw on "Arrested Development." He's also talking "Zapped," "Battle of The Network Stars," Howard Cosell, hockey, Willie Ames, and reality television.
01:05:52 7/1/2015
It's a super-sized episode with The Big Show to wrap up "Giant Week" on TIJ! That means we had plenty of time to talk about
Floyd Mayweather, Shaquille O'Neal, Brock Lesnar, Hulk Hogan, broken noses, WCW, Acromegaly, Andre The Giant, our tag team days, and the Dungeon of Doom.
01:55:02 6/26/2015
It's "Giant Week" on TIJ and kicking things off - The Great Khali! Hear where and how he learned to speak English, what got him into pro-wrestling, and when he realized pro-wrestling was not real! Plus, Khali shares his version of the disastrous Punjabi Prison match, and what he loved best about working with Adam Sandler on "The Longest Yard." And yes, he's got a favorite match too!
01:15:30 6/24/2015
What happens when you put two Canadian WWE stars in front of microphones? The accents come out, eh! Y2J & Renee Young talk voice coaches, pro-wrestling, favorite matches, "Kids In The Hall," and how Renee got to WWE. She's also talking "Vintage WWE," Steph McMahon, and why she really wanted to be Chelsea Handler!
01:23:32 6/19/2015
Y2J shares some personal memories and stories about "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes! And then sits down with Vanilla Ice for a little 90s pop culture flashback (fade haircuts, the running man, and baggy pants), a look inside The Surreal Life, and a tip or two on flipping houses! They also get into the "sampled riff" from "Ice Ice Baby," meeting Michael Jackson, and Ice's upcoming movie with Adam Sandler!
01:27:33 6/17/2015
Former NXT head coach Bill DeMott is his telling his side of the controversial tale surrounding his resignation from WWE. The old WCW buddies also talk about Bill's wrestling days, the WCW/WWE invasion angle, the injury that basically ended Bill's in-ring career, Goldberg, the jelly donut scandal, NXT talent, and The Bill DeMott Experience.
01:40:11 6/12/2015
Y2J's getting his rock on with guitarist Mark Tremonti! They're talking Alter Bridge, Creed, the new Tremonti album, sharing a singer with Slash, Wolfgang Van Halen, the ill-fated Creed reunion, bad-ass guitar players, songwriting, and difficult band members!
01:19:34 6/10/2015
Former ECW hardcore wrestler Axl Rotten joins TIJ to remember some of his famous bloody, barbwire, baseball bat matches! He's also talking about the horrible spine injury he now suffers as a result, and how it's not only kept him out of the ring, but also wheelchair bound! Hear Axl's inspirational and redemptive tale about kicking heroin & pills, and turning his life around. He & Chris also share some kindred KISS stories!
01:32:18 6/5/2015
NHL Hall of Famer and one of the best to ever hit the ice, Bobby Hull, joins TIJ to share some incredible stories about the early NHL, curved sticks, free agency & guarantees, the start of the WHA, the Winnepeg Jets, the Chicago Blackhawks, Wayne Gretzsky, Brett Hull, and Bobby's first-ever Stanley Cup Championship!
01:38:35 6/3/2015
It's Kevin Owens vs John Cena on the Elimination Chamber PPV, and Kevin's got plenty to say about having one his childhood dreams come true! He's also talking about his WWE tryout, the NXT performance center, his promo philosophy, "Fight Steen Fight," learning to speak English thanks to pro-wrestling & JR, his love of Owen Hart, and the advice he got from Stone Cold Steve Austin.
01:24:55 5/29/2015
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura brings his firecracker energy to TIJ! He's talking about being a competitive swimmer, a Navy Seal, and a pro-wrestler! From his tag team days with Adrian Adonis to working with Hulk Hogan to the injury that ended his in-ring career! He's also got stories about broadcasting, making movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger... and don't kid yourself - he's got plenty to say about a whole lotta conspiracy theories - JFK, 9/11, and even the moon landing! It's a wild ride you don't want to miss!
01:24:39 5/27/2015
Whitesnake & former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale has plenty of stories about sex, drugs & rock n' roll! He talks about his bandmates - the late, great Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, former Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, the Purple reunion that never happened, Cal Jam, pyro explosions gone wrong, Whitesnake, "Here I Go Again," and their brand new album and world tour!
01:15:21 5/22/2015
NXT sensation Finn Balor is gonna be Y2J's worthy opponent when the WWE Summer Tour hits Japan in July! But today, it's all camaraderie as Finn talks about his name change from Prince Devitt to Finn Balor, HIS own lighted jacket, his time working in Japan, The Bullet Club, his killer NXT body paint & ring entrance, and the hardest thing about making the move to WWE. And what's that about not having a driver's license??
01:26:00 5/20/2015
Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali and former bassist Rudy Sarzo talk about the rise & fall, and rise again of Quiet Riot! They speak candidly about Kevin DuBrow & the problems that led to the band's break up & Kevin's subsequent tragic death. They're also talking about hanging with Van Halen, the making of "Metal Health," and giving a behind-the-scenes look at the new documentary "Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back." Plus, Ash The Fish Expert returns to share some horrifying (and possibly life-saving) facts about flesh-eating catfish living in the Amazon river!
01:36:14 5/15/2015
Ex-GNR & Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan drops in to talk about his new bands - Loaded and Walking Papers, his new book "How To Be A Man," working with Axl Rose, the GNR reunion, surviving Scott Weiland, staying fit at 50, playing basketball with Michael Jordan, and collecting knock-knock jokes!
01:33:06 5/13/2015
Dean Ambrose returns to TIJ to talk Big Foot vs the Yeti (there is a difference), Lake Monsters, UFOs, the pyramids, and the moon landing. He also shares his own ghost stories, and explains why he'll never take a journey into space.
01:19:27 5/8/2015
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has a new gig & a new title! He's the "Senior Producer Creative & Talent Development" at TNA. President Dixie Carter recruited Billy, and today, you'll hear what exactly he intends to do in his new role - from creation of storylines & angles to development of new TNA talent. Billy knows his wrestling stuff! This is no gimmick gig! You'll also hear a few Pumpkins stories tossed into the mix and how his experience in one of the biggest rock bands of the 90s has prepared him for pro-wrestling. And if you were wondering - yes, he's gonna do both!
01:37:15 5/6/2015
Sheamus is back and he's on TIJ to celebrate! What's up with the new hair? New beard? Being a heel? He tells ya! He's also talking about his WWE tryout with Wade Barrett and Drew McIntyre, kissing Triple H's arse, his 2009 TLC match with John Cena, working stiff vs working strong, missing SummerSlam, WM18, Daniel Bryan, and what you can do with 18-seconds in a pro-wrestling ring!
01:43:10 5/1/2015
Broadcast Legend Larry King & his lovely wife (and podcast co-host) Shawn join TIJ to share some amazing stories! Larry has a fav interview, a worst interview, & some interviewing advice for his wife! He's rear-ended JFK (yes, THAT JFK), broken bread with Marlon Brando, & been star-struck by one of biggest icons in music history. Plus, Lance Storm weighs in on the Extreme Rules PPV.
01:48:35 4/29/2015
It's the great Monday Night Wars Debate featuring Eric Bischoff for WCW, Bruce Prichard for WWE, & Y2J moderating the discussion! They're covering defections, the NWO, DX invading WCW in a tank, Medusa trashing the belt, Rick Rude doing both shows on the same night, the Montreal Screw Job, the ultimate downfall of WCW, and wait till you hear some of the ideas that never made it to camera! Wow! Plus, Chris & Wise Cousin Chad recount their wild night at the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Hear who they met, and how!
01:50:51 4/24/2015
Super producer Bob Rock has plenty of stories to tell about Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Black Veil Brides, and The Cult. He also speaks candidly about working with Metallica including tense studio moments, "Enter Sandman's" original lyrics, playing bass in the band, shaping James' vocals, honing Jason Newsted's bass sound, and keeping them together through "St. Anger." There's also one band on Bob Rock's wish list & it just might surprise you! Plus, The Miz returns to TIJ in an attempt to overtake Edge as the most frequent TIJ guest... and to talk about his new movie The Marine 4!
01:36:27 4/22/2015
WWE's William Regal was the first guy that Y2J met at WCW, and you'll hear that story in this fantastic conversation! You'll also hear some of the funnier names that Regal had in his early days, why he owes his big break in America to Bill Watts, what happened at his first WWE tryout, and the real story behind his controversial match with Bill Goldberg. Plus, he speaks candidly about rehab, cleaning up his act, and turning his life around... and reveals the worst thing he sees in wrestling today.
01:36:27 4/16/2015
Team Tiger Awesome is in the house! Clint Gage, Michael Truly, and Nick Mundy - the three comic geniuses behind Y2J's new Comedy Central web series "Nothing To Report." Wanna hear how you shoot 6 episodes in 3 nights in the director's frontyard? Plus, hilarious hijinks from the set, and a true behind-the-scenes look at what it took to get it done... and the answer to this pressing question: "why isn't Nick Mundy's BFF The Rock in the series?" Hmmmmm...
01:30:19 4/15/2015
Josh McDermitt aka "Dr. Eugene Porter" from "The Walking Dead" has plenty to say about how things work on the set of one of the most popular TV shows on the planet! He's talking "Death Dinners," the infamous mullet, killing zombies, Cocko, and piloting hot air balloons (no, seriously - he's licensed). Plus, Skid Row's Snake Sabo and Rachel Bolan introduce their new singer & reveal what the future holds for the band!
01:40:27 4/10/2015
Vickie Guerrero had nuclear heat at WWE! She was one of the most hated characters... and to think - she sorta fell into her pro-wrestling career a little by accident and a little by necessity! She speaks candidly about her husband, the late, great Eddie Guerrero, about their marriage, and about being a pro-wrestling wife. She also has stories about The Undertaker and Vince McMahon! And she was very close to Chris Benoit and his wife, Nancy... and opens up about that horrible family tragedy.
01:29:40 4/8/2015
Get your rock on with TIJ and special guest Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave fame! He's fronting a new band, Future User, and talking about the insane music videos they've made involving waterboarding & burning people alive! He's also got plenty of RATM and Audioslave stories, theories on why Geddy Lee is such a stellar frontman, what he wishes people would remember about his friend, Lance Armstrong, and future plans for RATM. Plus, Jonathan Logan, the mastermind behind Y2J's light-up jacket, joins to explain how that all went down & what it takes to make our fav podcast host glow-in-the-dark and in the ring! It's so cookie yo!
01:27:08 4/3/2015
Wrestlemania (no number) is in the books... and Y2J and his old buddy Edge have plenty of thoughts and analysis to share. Biggest cheers, biggest surprises, their favorite matches & performances, and their "woulda, shoulda, coulda" moments - from Rock to Taker to Ronda Rousey to Roman Reigns... and the Divas! Plus, find out what Edge has been up to lately! Here's a hint - long days, fighting, and minimal practice. Here's another hint - it's so cookie!
01:38:38 4/1/2015
Just in time for Wrestlemania 31, Daniel Bryan joins Y2J to give a detailed account of his last 12-months in pro-wrestling... from the moment his neck injury turned too serious to ignore to the two surgeries, multiple doctors, and special rehab therapy that ultimately led him back to the ring. They also discuss losing the Championship belt, and his upcoming WM 31 match. Plus, Egypt returns to TIJ to make his own predictions about the WM31 card!
01:32:46 3/27/2015
Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong fame sends TIJ "Up In Smoke" with hilarious stories from one of Y2J's favorite movies, anecdotes from his early days in comedy, the reason for the rift with Tommy Chong, and how they eventually reunited. Plus, "Born in East LA," making pottery in Canada, draft dodging in the States, and a Battle of The Bands victory without a note of music played! And, Dave Meltzer joins Y2J to discuss the Perry Aguayo Jr tragedy!
01:43:12 3/25/2015
Oh yeah! The God of Thunder meets the Pod of Thunder for an in-depth discussion on fire breathing, bass playing, big words like gymnasium, songwriting, The Beatles, rock is dead, drugs & alcohol, KISS break-ups & reunions, 5,000 pieces of merch, dying wishes, and tombstone epitaphs. And then there's a fascinating look inside Gene Simmons' KISS museum aka Los Angeles home!
01:53:17 3/20/2015
R Truth has a great angle going into Wrestlemania - stealing the Intercontinental Championship! But did you know that he used to choreograph dance routines for MC Hammer? Or that he has a new rap album coming out? You're gonna learn a lot about R Truth on TIJ, including details on the prison stint that led him to pro-wrestling, what TNA did for him, how he feels about X-Pac and DX, and how he finally landed at WWE. Plus, SpeeWee returns with a little pep talk!
01:15:18 3/18/2015
Adult film star Stormy Daniels gives a true behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make an adult movie - from script to set to directing to location to props and costumes! She talks about her fav stars to work with, what she will & won't do on camera, why she considers herself a writer & director first, and the effect piracy has had on the industry! Plus, details on her run-in with Kim Kardashian, and what & when Stormy plans to tell her own 4-year old daughter about mommy's career!
01:23:45 3/13/2015
PJ Black gave up his dream job when he quit WWE, and now he's talking to Y2J all about that big decision - why he did it, how it went down, and if he has any regrets! He's also talking about his days in WWE including the NXT Invasion angle, what he learned from Dusty Rhodes, and how he became Justin Gabriel. He's got sky diving stories, and near-death experiences, and plenty of thoughts about the Indie wrestling scene!
01:20:10 3/11/2015
Samoa Joe left TNA and the first place he stopped to talk about this huge, life-changing decision is TIJ! Hear the when, why, how, and what's next for Samoa Joe - including whether or not WWE might be in the mix for him! He's also sharing memorable moments from his 9 years with TNA, and what it was like working with everyone from Hulk Hogan to Eric Bischoff to Kurt Angle to Dutch Mantel. He spent time in Japan and has thoughts on working strong style, and also explains why he wants to see more of the MMA submission style in today's pro-wrestling matches. And for the record - no, not all Samoan pro-wrestlers are related!
01:30:31 3/6/2015
Josh Gates from Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" is a real-life, modern day Indiana Jones. He's searched for Big Foot, Lake Monsters, and werewolves. He's investigated the paranormal mysteries of Chernobyl, King Tut's Tomb, and the lost city of Cambodia. He's researched the legend of Amelia Earhart, and unearthed ancient Mayan sacrificial altars! He's seen and survived it all, and he's sharing his stories on TIJ! And yes, he's even got a favorite destination!
01:18:12 3/4/2015
Pt2 of the Thrillseekers reunion with Lance T. Storm... and this time it's all about their first tour of Japan, their initial breakup, their reunion at Smokey Mountain Wrestling and launch of the Thrillseekers (right down to the original uniform idea), learning to do promos, favorite matches, and whether or not the Thrillseekers will ever reunite in the ring again! Plus, guess who's in "Sharknado 3"?!?
01:24:03 2/27/2015
It's a Thrillseekers reunion on TIJ! Cowboy Chris and the masked StarChild talk about the ridiculous gimmicks & characters that "almost were;" their first meeting at wrestling school; their first match, which just so happened to be against each other; & how Lance ended up at the Hart's Wrestling school in the first place! Plus, Dave Meltzer and Y2J are telling it like it is when it comes to WWE's Fast Lane PPV! Who sucked & who stole the show? Listen & find out!
01:30:06 2/25/2015
Y2J calls Pat Patterson the WWE Jedi of booking, and credits Pat with teaching him 90% of everything he knows about pro-wrestling psychology and "working." If you're a Y2J fan, then you're a Pat Patterson fan! Pat has plenty of stories to share including his own personal journey as a gay man in pro-wrestling. Hear about his time in the territories, his push to get Shawn Michaels into WWE, his relationship with Vince McMahon Jr, how he came up with the Royal Rumble, behind-the-scene details about WM1, and his favorite match. Plus, the Irvine kids join their dad to share their own road tales!
01:39:48 2/20/2015
NY Ranger Legend, who also happens to be Y2J's dad, Ted Irvine, returns to TIJ to celebrate his 70th birthday! That means lots of GREAT hockey stories about his time with the Rangers, being traded to St. Louis, and what happened when Bobby Hull left the NHL for the WHA. He's also talking favorite arenas, favorite players, and meanest on the ice, and sharing all the nicknames from his Rangers roster! Plus, WWE Diva Paige also returns to pay tribute to a wrestling friend of hers & Chris'!
01:50:39 2/18/2015
Shawn Michaels returns to TIJ to finish his incredible conversation with Y2J. They explain why Vince McMahon & WWE no longer allow blood in the ring (yes, it's their fault). You'll hear what HBK thinks about the time Y2J punched Shawn's wife, Rebecca, the real reason Shawn retired from WWE, and Shawn's side of the Montreal Screw Job story.
01:36:09 2/13/2015
Y2J went to the middle-of-nowhere Texas to sitdown with HBK at his ranch, and they talked about raising goats, home schooling kids, electric gates... and oh yeah - pro wrestling! In part 1, you'll hear about The Rockers, Scott Hall, being a "small guy" in a big man's business, Shawn's first firing from WWE, Pat Patterson, and the beginning of the infamous 2008 Y2J-HBK angle.
01:26:33 2/11/2015
Premiere ghost hunter Zak Bagans shares some bonechilling stories about demon possession, ghost attacks, evil hauntings, and other unexplained phenomena. Hear about his investigation of the infamous "Demon House" in Indiana, the "gateway to hell" at Bobby Mackey's Music World, and what happened when a Priest was called in to exorcise a demon who'd possessed Zak's body. This episode is not for the faint of heart.
01:25:12 2/6/2015
Andy Biersack from Black Veil Brides brings the rock to TIJ! He lived in his car when he first moved to LA & you'll never believe who his first rock & roll friend was! He's also talking about his new album, working with legendary producer Bob Rock, why he loves Paul Stanley, KISS, and pro-wrestling! Plus, he's giving a blow-by-blow account of his worst stage injury, his F-you moment at the Golden Gods Awards, and how he made a BVB music video that went viral BEFORE he ever had a band!
01:35:23 2/4/2015
The Miz and his stuntdouble Mizdow join TIJ to talk about this unlikely pairing & why it works so well! We'll also hear about all the crazy things that Mizdow did as Damien Sandow including magic tricks, freestyle rapping, pink tights & facial hair. You'll find out why Clint Eastwood and "Cousin Eddie" from the "Vacation" movies were critical to his success! And very special guests George Lynch and Michael Sweet check in to talk about their new music project, "Sweet & Lynch." The former Dokken guitarist and Stryper singer are making some killer music together, and you'll hear how it all happened!
01:32:23 1/30/2015
Y2J's protege, Wade Barrett's in the hot seat, but at least he's not getting big-leagued like the first time they met! That story, details on their NXT pairing, and the tale of his WWE tryout all covered. You'll also hear the evolution of Bad News Barrett, and the Patrick Swayze movie that gave Wade his name! Plus, Y2J and Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter break down last Sunday's Royal Rumble! And yes, Chris is throwing his support behind Roman Reigns & you're gonna have to listen to find out why!
01:51:12 1/28/2015
Macho Man Randy Savage's brother, Lanny Poffo, has agreed that it's time for Macho Man to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, so that's what's happening this year! Why did Lanny change his mind? And what would his brother and father think about it? Lanny explains his decision... and shares some amazing stories about his brother's as well as his own wrestling career as "The Genius" who only spoke in poetry and rhyme! He recites a few of his more famous & memorable poems & tells stories from his own in-ring career working with Hulk Hogan and Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig.
01:36:12 1/23/2015
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recounts his 2-day, hung over, no-prep audition for the band! He also talks Infectious Grooves, Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy, Cliff Burton, pioneering bass players, Antarctica, his first prison gig, and his fav Metallica songs to play live. Plus, details on the documentary Rob's making about one of his biggest musical heroes - bassist Jaco Pastorius! It's 5-years in the making & you can be a part of it! And 2-year old Beckett Sage IDs WWE stars' theme songs in seconds flat!
01:27:44 1/21/2015
Current Tag Team Champs, and real-life twin brothers, The Usos give a detailed account about their famous wrestling family, their cousins - Roman Reigns & The Rock, their failed Smackdown audition, their inspired face painting, their memorable RAW debut, and the loss of their beloved Uncle Eckie aka Umaga! You'll also hear the pranks they pulled in school that only twins can... and the day jobs they gave up in Florida to pursue a pro wrestling career!
01:17:02 1/16/2015
He's a metal legend, a rock icon, and he's on TIJ - Motorhead frontman Lemmy! He's talking about everything - wrestling, Triple H, his WWII artifact collection, being a roadie for & dropping acid with Jimi Hendrix, meeting the Beatles, heroin, whiskey, Ozzy Osbourne, playing bass, Motorhead's latest album "After Shock," his favorite songs to play live, Motorhead's beginnings, and possible retirement. It doesn't get any more rock & roll than this!
01:36:21 1/14/2015
Hulkamania continues on TIJ! Wrestlemania 1 & 3 in-depth, Andre the Giant stories, Macho Man Randy Savage, Hulk's last conversation with Ultimate Warrior just before Warrior passed, the NWO, Hulk's thoughts on the death of WCW, "Buzzkill," Mr. T, Hulk's surprise appearance at WM30, and the true story of his audition for Metallica! Plus, Speewee returns & you'll never believe whose tongue was in his mouth!
01:45:03 1/9/2015
Hulkamania is taking over "Talk Is Jericho"! One of the most iconic wrestlers in history sits down with Y2J & talks about his own wrestling heroes, why he loved working in Japan, his role in the Rocky movie, his first meeting with Vince McMahon Sr, working for Verne Gagne, and taking a chance with WWF and his hot & cold relationship with Vince Jr. Plus, Chris' friend Speewee, one of the masterminds behind the greatest rib ever pulled on Y2J, joins the show to explain how he put one over on Jericho!
01:27:45 1/7/2015
WWE announcer JBL has stories about the Von Erichs, Vampiro, the European circuit, the Monday Night Wars, the Westminster Dog Show, the APA and Ron Simmons, Public Enemy, The Dudleys, Vince Russo and the Attitude Era, and the WWE Tribute To The Troops! He also talks "Seven Summits," helping at-risk kids, and running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain! And Y2J welcomes special guest, Peter Thomas Fornatale, who collaborated with Chris on all three of his NY Times best-selling books!
01:36:30 1/2/2015
Y2J moderates Bruce Prichard and Eric Bischoff debating the Monday Night Wars! It's a teaser for the live event coming to Philly next month! And then special co-host Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward joins Chris and Skid Row's Snake Sabo to talk a little rock & roll to get your New Year's Eve party started! Skid Row stories. Pantera stories. Sebastian Bach stories. Stuck Mojo stories. And of course, lots of wrestling stories (because Rich and Snake are big wrestling fans). Happy New Year from TIJ!
02:00:22 12/31/2014
Chris Jericho was in London last June with Fozzy, and in between tour dates & a raucous set at Download, he managed to squeeze in two one-man shows at Leicester Hall. And since you weren't able to join in the fun in-person, we're bringing it to you! Y2J told stories, played the cowbell, and answered some great questions about everything from The Rock to the rib he pulled on Shane McMahon to DWTS and an audition gone horribly wrong! We guarantee you'll laugh at least once!
01:24:22 12/26/2014
Deck the halls with Y2J and guest Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame! Dee's spreading holiday cheer with a new Broadway-style musical in Chicago, and plenty of stories about Twisted Sister's meteoric rise to & fall from fame, Celebrity Apprentice, Spongebob Squarepants, "House Of Hair" and Celine Dion buying his mansion! Plus, the jolly fat man in the bright red suit makes a special appearance on his busiest night of the year!
01:17:42 12/24/2014
Ryback is speaking about the CM Punk's recent comments & he's doing it right here on TIJ! Ryback's also got a great Dusty Rhodes impression, the back story on "Skip Sheffield," his very own WWF bell hammer, an update on the injuries that nearly ended his career, and words of wisdom he never actually heard from Arnold Schwarzenegger! "Feed Me More! Feed Me More!"
01:22:18 12/19/2014
It's episode 100 & there's only one guest fitting for such a milestone mark - Paul Stanley from KISS! And what better place to do episode 100 than Vegas, baby! Y2J, The Starchild, & Sin City... and nothing is off-limits! Early KISS days, make-up, no make-up, breakups, reunions, "Psycho Circus," producer Bob Ezrin, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, stage raps, arena football, pro-wrestling, favorite songs, and Gene Simmons. Talk about blowing the roof off the joint...
01:45:26 12/17/2014
Dean Ambrose is talking about The Shield - how it started; what it was supposed to be; what it became; why it ended; and how he found out! He's also got thoughts on Paul Heyman, John Cena, the Attitude Era, working babyface, and his Hell In A Cell match against Seth Rollins. And if you want the real scoop on Dean's twitter feud with Mick Foley - then you definitely need to download this one! And you may want to stick around till the very end to hear Y2J's news about his big 100th episode guest!
01:29:50 12/12/2014
It's part 1 of Y2J's sitdown with Dean Ambrose...find out why he's obsessed with mountain biking, what role he's playing in the upcoming movie "Lock Down," where he came up with his original character name John Moxley, who called him to tryout for WWE, what he learned from Dusty Rhodes, and how he really feels about promos. Plus, a very touching tribute to Chris' dad, Ted Irvine, for his 70th birthday.
01:17:21 12/10/2014
NXT superstars Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville give an inside look at the workings of the WWE Performance Center, debate the merits of the Archie comics with Chris, share advice they got from Raven, and replay some favorite matches. They also talk "rookie status," ole chants, and they play Quiz Off! Plus, new Fozzy bassist Jeff Rouse chats with Chris about his musical upbringing in Seattle, opening a show for Nirvana, playing in Duff McKagan's band Loaded, and how he learned the Fozzy live set so fast!
01:46:29 12/5/2014
One-time AC/DC drummer Chris Slade (who might soon find himself behind the kit again for the Aussie rockers) talks to CJ about his time with the famous rock band - from his audition to first gig, and his less-than-amicable departure! He also has stories about his early days drumming with Tom Jones, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd fame, and Elvis Presley! Plus, Y2J addresses the comments recently made by CM Punk, and you definitely don't want to miss 'em!
01:21:20 12/3/2014
Ever wonder what it would be like to be "married to the mob" or to grow up in a mob family? Well VH-1's Mob Wives' star Renee Graziano has done both, and she's very honest about what it's like - from her father's first prison sentence to having a hit put out on her by her now ex-husband (a mob hitman himself). She talks about what it means to be a "rat," when she realized her family was "different," and how she survived domestic abuse. Plus, Y2J tells the full story about the night he kicked the Brazilian flag in Sao Paulo, and the suspension that resulted from that action!
01:07:18 11/28/2014
WWE's Seth Rollins is a big guy who can do some serious high-flying in the ring! Who and what inspired that?? And how is he liking flyin' solo these days since the bust-up of The Shield? Seth takes us through his days at Ring of Honor as Tyler Black to his developmental deal with WWE at NXT, and the formation of The Shield. Yes, they really carried plastic "Game Of Thrones" style shields at one point! Hear about his original finishing move, "The Piece of Mind," how he got his WWE character name, why he's obsessed with the wet hair look, and what exactly he keeps in that "Money In The Bank" briefcase! Plus, Rapid Delivery Rory Fox shares his side of exploding tights debacle that left him naked in the ring!
01:34:31 11/26/2014
Part 2 with Slash... and this is the part you've all been waiting for - Slash talking about Guns N Roses and whether or not there will ever be a reunion! There are also stories about dinosaurs, opening for the Rolling Stones, getting sober, the origin of the infamous top hat, and the art of putting together a set list. And Egypt returns to make predictions about Sunday night's WWE "Survivor Series" PPV.
01:21:43 11/21/2014
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and iconic guitarist Slash joins TIJ! But this ain't your typical rock interview! Sure, there's plenty about music and recording and working with Myles Kennedy and playing live... But in true Y2J fashion, there's also talk about horror movies, favorite villains, composing for film, rubber "wellies," and Scott Weiland. Even better - this is only part 1!
01:20:57 11/19/2014
2X WWE Divas Champ Paige talks to Y2J about British wrestling, her WWE tryout, learning to cut promos from Dusty Rhodes, her two Championship title victories, which of the divas she calls "friend," why she loves being a heel, and cockney slang! And Ash The Fish Expert returns to discuss recent Lake Monster sightings and answer your questions!
01:26:26 11/14/2014
FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory made his first guitar out of a coffee table! That's how much he wanted to rock! Hear that story and so many more as the Hungarian born & raised founding-member of FFDP shares his story with Chris! Find out how Zoltan learned to speak English, why he moved to Los Angeles, what Korn did for FFDP's career, achieving commercial success with no radio play, and FFDP's first introduction to Fozzy! Plus, Zoltan reveals his favorite songs to play live, and how he came to be a certified expert in hand-to-hand combat!
01:16:38 11/12/2014
Dolph Ziggler and Dokken Trainer aka Doc Amman return to finish up their three-way conversation... and this time it involves injuries, concussions, a near foot fatality for Jericho, The Spirit Squad gimmick, stand up comedy, and the original David Diggle! Plus, Ebola myth busting with Dr. M. Christopher MacLaren aka Dr. Mac, a very well-respected doctor who happens to live next door to Y2J! Educational and entertaining... all in one show!
01:42:52 11/7/2014
Y2J met up with Dolph Ziggler and WWE doctor Doc Chris Amman at a Marriot hotel in an undisclosed city... and a wicked game of Hair Nation broke out! As did stories about Dolph's time in the ring with Alberto Del Rio, his relationship with Vince McMahon, his original WWE tryout, and his first gimmick as Chavo Guerrero's caddy! There was also plenty of talk about the elimination chamber, Tommy Dreamer, powdered milk, and blood in the ring!
01:29:51 11/5/2014
Eek Week continues on "Talk Is Jericho" with the Godfather of Gore Tom Savini, and one of the top Cryptozoologists in the world, Loren Coleman! Tom's talking favorite death scenes in movies, how to stage a good death scene, and ones he's personally proud of! And Loren Coleman has all kinds of cool facts, evidence, and stories about Lake Monsters, Big Foot, chupacabras, The Mothman, and the Dover Demon. He's conducted hundreds of investigations about the existence of these creatures. Hear his theories and opinions... and then decide for yourself!
01:32:25 10/31/2014
Eek Week continues on "Talk Is Jericho" with the Godfather of Gore Tom Savini, and one of the top Cryptozoologists in the world, Loren Coleman! Tom's talking favorite death scenes in movies, how to stage a good death scene, and ones he's personally proud of! And Loren Coleman has all kinds of cool facts, evidence, and stories about Lake Monsters, Big Foot, chupacabras, The Mothman, and the Dover Demon. He's conducted hundreds of investigations about the existence of these creatures. Hear his theories and opinions... and then decide for yourself!
01:32:25 10/31/2014
It's eek week on Talk Is Jericho... and we're kicking things off with two of our favorite horror movie directors - the one & only Eli Roth of "Hostel" fame, who runs down some of his fav scary flicks! And Troma Films founder Lloyd Kaufman, creator of "The Toxic Avenger," "Tromeo & Juliet," and so many other great horror and B-movies! You wouldn't believe which major Hollywood stars got their start in a Troma film! Plus... it's the debut of Frankenchicken!
01:34:18 10/29/2014
It's eek week on Talk Is Jericho... and we're kicking things off with two of our favorite horror movie directors - the one & only Eli Roth of "Hostel" fame, who runs down some of his fav scary flicks! And Troma Films founder Lloyd Kaufman, creator of "The Toxic Avenger," "Tromeo & Juliet," and so many other great horror and B-movies! You wouldn't believe which major Hollywood stars got their start in a Troma film! Plus... it's the debut of Frankenchicken!
01:34:18 10/29/2014
The homicidal, suicidal, genocidal SABU makes his first-ever podcast appearance! The pioneering innovator who made table smashing a regular ring occurrence TALKS with Y2J about ECW, his uncle The Sheik, working in Japan, the Sandman, Taz, Paul Heyman & Paul E's karma, TNA, and the crazy Terry Funk barbwire match that he's still feeling the effects of today! Plus, Egypt returns to make Hell In A Cell predictions!
01:15:26 10/24/2014
He fronts one of the biggest metal bands in the world today, and he also happens to be a serious wrestling fan! Slipknot's Corey Taylor stops by to talk RAW, new Slipknot music, the loss of his friend and bandmate Paul Gray, and being "number 8." He's also got some crazy ghost stories involving Tuxedo man, haunted mansions & alarm clocks! Plus, should Chris Benoit be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame? Y2J says, "No way" and tells you why.
01:33:07 10/22/2014
Y2J, The Miz, and Justin Roberts spent their last night of the WWE's Australian tour sitting in Chris' hotel room doing a podcast. It was 2am... they had an early morning, long-ass, flight back to the States - so they just stayed awake! It took 2 tries, but what they ended up with was a funny conversation filled with great wrestling stories, cool behind-the-scenes info, and the reason why Justin Roberts became a WWE announcer and NOT a wrestler! Sit back & enjoy being a fly-on-the-wall for this one!
01:30:01 10/17/2014
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, part of the pioneering hip-hop group, sits down with Chris Jericho to talk Adidas track suits, Aerosmith and Rick Rubin, rappin' over disco records, how comic books influenced his lyrics, "King of Rock," the tragic and mysterious death of Jam Master Jay, drinking behind closed doors, and his new comic book series "DMC."
01:38:41 10/15/2014
Chris Hardwick says being a "nerd" is NOT a bad thing! So Y2J & Hardwick let their nerd flags fly - and talked about everything from Dungeons & Dragons (guess who still plays) to Star Wars to comics. They traded William Shatner stories and impersonations; they shared thoughts and predictions about the new season of "Walking Dead"; and talked podcasting 101, as in how in the heck did Chris Hardwick get Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger to guest on The Nerdist!? This one will make you laugh...might even make you cry.
01:29:33 10/10/2014
Former WWE Intercontinental Champion John Morrison is giving everyone a lesson in parkour & high-flying ring style. He's talking Tough Enough, CMPunk, ECW, WWE, Chris Benoit, erupting volcanos, Johnny Blaze, Y2J, and how he really feels about Jim Morrison & The Doors. Plus, John played Hercules this year too! We'll hear that story, and the reason why he never turns down a match!
01:15:27 10/8/2014
Y2J reads another chapter from his upcoming biography & this one involves Big Show and Santa Claus!! Plus, adult film star Asa Akira! It's an honest-to-goodness, hilarious (and we admit, informative) PG-13 rated interview about the world of porn! Hear what led her down the path to porn, her experiences as a dominatrix, and what she does to stay "disconnected" from her onscreen co-stars. She even shares the price breakdown for various situations, and reveals the one thing she won't do on film & why.
01:18:02 10/3/2014
Hornswoggle and Y2J hit on "Tommy Ball" with Tommy Dreamer and Edge, superfly splashing in the nude with Christian, Little People's Court with DX, practical jokes with Great Khali, and "Wee LC" with El Torito! Plus... Leprechauns, muppets, Russian gulags, and Hornswoggle's first job at Target!
01:15:15 10/1/2014
It's Kevin Smith part 2... and this time it's all about "Return Of The Jedi," "Dogma's" poop monster, Kevin's first meeting with Ben Affleck, discovering Jason Lee, his new flick "Tusk," Kev's top 5 favorite movies, best comic book superheroes, and one final (nearly unbelievable) story about hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.
01:24:31 9/26/2014
He's a pop culture lover, a film director, a die-hard hockey fan, a podcaster, a wanna-be Canadian, and now... he's on TIJ! The long-awaited Kevin Smith sitdown finally happened and this is part 1! Stick talk (Kevin lingo for hockey talk), Degrassi talk (Canada's version of 91210), "Clerks" talk, Kevin's "mad money moment," twinkies & Canadian Beer, the "Canada of America," and the genius of Quentin Tarantino. And wait till you hear part 2...coming Friday!
01:04:30 9/24/2014
One of the greatest tag teams in wrestling history, The Hardy Boyz, real-life brothers Matt and Jeff, are back to talk Team Xtreme & Lita, the substance abuse issues that nearly ruined their careers and lives, comebacks and second chances, leaving WWE, joining TNA, and the indie wrestling scene. Plus, Literary Experts Cheyenne & Sierra Irvine are sharing some amazing book reviews and reading suggestions! And have you heard "Sandpaper" yet?
01:18:07 9/19/2014
Matt and Jeff aka The Hardy Boyz aka Team Xtreme are together in-person with Y2J! The real life brothers had their own trampoline ring in the backyard of their family's 25-acre tobacco farm. They started their own wrestling promotion, sewed their own costumes, came up with some crazy gimmicks, made their way to the WWE, and once there, cemented their legacy with some killer TLC matches! Stories, stories, and more stories... and they share them all with Chris!
01:04:22 9/17/2014
WWE Divas and stars of E! Total Divas, Brie Bella, Eva Marie & Ariane (aka Cameron of the Funkadactyls) join Y2J to talk about season 3 of Total Divas, their lack of WWE Diva Championships, Wrestlemania moments, and having cameras following them 24/7. Also... a Daniel Bryan injury update from Brie Bella, and an honest answer about the future of the Funkadactyls from Ariane! Plus, Y2J remembers exactly where he was & what he was doing when he found out terrorists were attacking the USA on 9-11-01.
01:22:53 9/12/2014
Bigfoot, Yeti, Abominable Snowman, Sasquatch - all names for the mythic creatures researched & hunted by expert Eric Altman! And that's why he's talking to Chris today! He breaks down the physical evidence, sightings, and case studies, and answers some tough questions! Eric calls himself a skeptic, but see if he doesn't make a believer out of you by the time this conversation is done! Plus, Y2J has a behind-the-scenes look at his cage match against Bray Wyatt from Monday Night RAW.
01:15:28 9/10/2014
Triple H vs Y2J. Triple H vs The Rock. Triple H's big haircut! All of it's covered in part 2. Plus, hear Triple H's take on Bray Wyatt, Summer Rae, the NXT Performance Center, Metallica, Motorhead, and Vince McMahon's retirement plans. And Y2J remembers comedian Joan Rivers!
01:13:19 9/5/2014
It's time to play the game... with Triple H! In part one of Y2J's sit-down with the biggest "Talk Is Jericho" guest to date, they discuss Triple H's WCW days, fighting Eric Bischoff to leave, his first meeting with Vince McMahon, Pat Patterson's advice, the Terrorizer gimmick, the creation of Hunter Hearst Helmsley, running with "The Kliq," Scott Hall, Shawn Michaels, and working with Vince McMahon, the business man.
01:08:25 9/3/2014
It's part 2 with Dave Batista... and this time it's all about pro-wrestling & the WWE including the cage match that got both Batista & Y2J in trouble and resulted in a hefty fine for Batista. Stories about Ric Flair, Triple H, The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, and Batista's awful tryout for WCW. And of course he's answering the one question on everyone's mind...
01:08:05 8/28/2014
He's Drax in "Guardians Of The Galaxy." He's a former WWE World Champion. And he looks damn good in skinny jeans...despite the reports on twitter! Batista sits down with Y2J. He's got stories from the set of "Guardians," details about the Drax makeup, and thoughts on leaving WWE and his most recent return. He's also talking Royal Rumble, Daniel Bryan, and Wrestlemania 30.
01:08:13 8/27/2014
KISS Hall of Famer Ace Frehley joins Y2J to relive a little KISStory! Hear about the band's recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction & what Ace thinks about how that all went down. He's got stories about the band logo, the guitar that caught on fire, "Psycho Circus," his favorite guitar solos and KISS songs, and he'll share his theory on the moon landing! It's Sci-Fi rock & roll with The Spaceman! Plus, resident Fish Expert Ash Irvine is back with Shark Week highlights!
01:13:11 8/22/2014
Y2J is paying tribute to one of his favorite actors & comedians, Robin Williams. Comedian Jim Norton, who knew Robin & also suffered from some of the same demons, shares his personal experiences with and recollections about Robin! Jimmy also has plenty of great music stories (Ozzy & KISS)! And Y2J talks Summerslam!
01:21:56 8/20/2014
James Durbin finished 4th on Season 10 of "American Idol." That was the same year Y2J competed on "Dancing With The Stars" at the sound stage next door. They had many LA adventures together while competing... and you'll hear some of the crazier stories! Plus, get a very real look at the behind-the-scenes workings of Idol, the audition process, & what James believes led to his demise! James is also a HUGE pro wrestling fan & had a quite a moment with Hulk Hogan. It's wrestling, singing, DIO, and the trappings of instant fame.
01:16:10 8/15/2014
UFC legend Chael Sonnen is the best trash talker in the UFC/MMA world... maybe even in sports, period! And he's giving lessons on Talk Is Jericho! He's also chatting about his love of pro-wrestling, Ric Flair, Y2J, and Anderson Silva (WTF?)! He's got stories about his one-time WCW tryout, the details on his 2-year worldwide suspension from fighting, his future plans which may or may not include WWE, and why you might want to pay extra attention to the 2016 Olympic games! Chael is running his mouth... in the best possible way with Y2J! Check it out now!
01:33:24 8/13/2014
Godfather of Gore Tom Savini is the mastermind behind Friday The 13th's Jason Voorhees, the cockroaches in Creepshow, and the original zombie special efx and makeup in movies! He's worked alongside Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez! He's got stories from movie sets, secrets to great horror efx, the best way to use rotting pig entrails, and a killer story about a duck that saved his life!
01:11:02 8/8/2014
Goldust & Stardust aka Dustin & Cody Rhodes aka sons of Dusty Rhodes sit down with Y2J to share what it was like growing up in the world of wrestling, and what they learned from their famous father. Plus hear Dustin's take on the Monday Night Wars, why he left WWF for WCW with his dad, and his King Of The Road match. And Cody talks mustaches, acting school, and the rib his dad pulled on him his first day "at the office."
01:35:27 8/6/2014
Y2J shares his take on TNA and what its potential demise could mean for pro-wrestling! Plus, it's all about alien abductions, implants, and sightings with UFO expert Peter Robbins! He's breaking down the evidence for you to decide... and sharing what he knows about Area 51 and government cover-ups. Skeptic or true believer - this one's a must-listen!
01:14:15 8/1/2014
WWE's Christian and Snooks - together in one room with Y2J moderating! Oh man... first-time together in 20 years! Will it be friends or fistacuffs? Plus, Chris talks to Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs about the talkbox solo in "The Zoo," his favorite guitar solo, the Berlin Wall & "Winds Of Change," learning to speak English, and the fighter jets that buzzed the US Festival crowd in 1983.
01:05:29 7/30/2014
WWE's Zack Ryder is a former "Edgehead," the creator & singer of "Howski," NKOTB's biggest fan, and the original "guido"! Hear about his wrestling gimmmick in the wheelchair, his time in the ring with Hugh Jackman, the YouTube show that made him a WWE fan-favorite, and why on earth he loves boy bands! Oh yeah... don't forget about the exploding tights, and his big Wrestlemania moment with Eve!
01:25:29 7/25/2014
Fozzy's new album is out... and Chris has the whole band together to celebrate. They're naming favorite songs, telling songwriting secrets, sharing crazy road stories, reveling in tour antics, and bustin' cajones! Plus, it's a different kind of family sit-down when Chris, his son Ash The Fish Expert, and dad NHL Great Ted Irvine talk WWE Battleground! It's the Irvine Family PPV Review!
01:59:58 7/23/2014
DDP & Jake The Snake Roberts together in-person with Y2J. They sat down at DDP's Accountability Crib in Atlanta, and talked about EVERYTHING! Jake's descent into drugs & alcohol, his resurrection, his WWE comeback & Hall of Fame induction, working the sober program with Scott Hall, and how Jake really feels about all those snakes!
01:38:31 7/18/2014
Are you ready to rock???? Because Steel Panther's invaded the "Talk Is Jericho" studio, and it's nothing but mayhem, madness, mischief, & music! Hear the cardinal rule for opening bands & groupies, what happened when Steel Panther met Van Halen, and why they especially love Germany, but not nude beaches in France. Plus, Y2J's MSG Memories!
01:21:36 7/16/2014
Former WWE Divas Champ Eve Torres Gracie is beautiful... and deadly! Deadly nice, deadly classy, and deadly when it comes to the squared-circle and Brazilian jiu-jitsu! She is a Gracie after all! And she's got plenty of stories - about winning Diva search, the WWE locker room, Vince McMahon, Fit Finlay, Nattie Neidhart, and why she LOVED being a heel! Plus, hear about her latest TV and film roles... and her days as an LA Clippers cheerleader!
01:12:30 7/11/2014
Christian, Y2J's former tag team partner and traveling partner, has plenty to say about his early days in WWE with childhood friend Edge, paying his debts (literally!), tag teams, performing nearly-naked, working at a sawmill, transitioning to singles, his time in TNA, his return to WWE, and "Creepy Little Bastard."
01:32:57 7/9/2014
The Metal God Rob Halford brings his black leather, Harley, and devil horns to Talk Is Jericho! Hear why guitarist KK Downing left & why the new album "Redeemer Of Souls" is classic Priest. Plus, stories on Rob's days with Black Sabbath, Live Aid, meeting an unlikely musical hero, and being a gay man in the male-dominated world of Metal!
01:01:01 7/4/2014
Y2J made a surprise return to WWE on Monday Night Raw! How'd he keep it a secret?? He's telling all.... Plus, former Pantera drummer turned Hellyeah skin-beater Vinnie Paul has plenty to say about Pantera, his late brother Dimebag Darrell, Van Halen, Phil Anselmo, and Megadeth.
01:17:28 7/2/2014
It's Round 2 with Chris Jericho, Paul E. Heyman, and Edge! And this time it's WWE Smackdown vs Raw, ECW, Liza Minelli (WTF?), and Paul E.'s departure from WWE. They also talk Sabu, Raven, Cesaro, and fav matches! And... it's the return of Egypt! He & Y2J are predicting WWE's upcoming Money In The Bank PPV Event!
01:34:50 6/27/2014
Paul E. Heyman, Edge, and Chris Jericho met up in NY City and had a conversation for the ages! All three together, in-person... speaking in-depth about CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker & the end of the streak, Hell In A Cell, and Studio 54!
01:39:25 6/25/2014
Drew Galloway also known as former WWE wrestler Drew McIntyre is breaking his silence about his "release" from WWE last week. How'd he take the news & what are his future plans? He tells Chris Jericho! Plus, Drew's reliving some of his favorite moments & fondest memories of his 8 years with WWE.
01:28:58 6/20/2014
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has spent some time in the WWE squared-circle! Hear about her Wrestlemania 27 and Monday Night Raw appearances. Plus, find out what life was like behind-the-scenes of MTV's "Jersey Shore," which food item fans still bring her to this day (and why), and what she's hoping to do in the not-so-distant future.
01:09:55 6/18/2014
Who's no longer with the WWE? Chris has the list! And, a killer interview with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen! KISS & the Lep out together this Summer! They're talking monster tour, melting makeup, and The Walking Dead (Phil's fav show)! Plus, Phil updates his own hand injury, and the current health status of his bandmate & fellow guitarist Vivian Campbell.
01:17:54 6/12/2014
Will MVP take part in TNA's "Slammiversary" PPV event this Sunday? He updates Chris on his knee injury! He's also talking about his time with NJPW and why he left, how he ended up at TNA, what he thinks about WWE, and how he survived 9 years in prison. Plus, he shares his favorite thing to say in Japanese.
01:31:43 6/11/2014
AJ Styles has left TNA and found a new home at NJPW! Hear AJ's thoughts on TNA, the six-sided ring, and working with Ric Flair, and Hulk Hogan. AJ also talks WCW, acrobatics, cheerleading, and the "Styles Clash!" Plus NHL great Ted Irvine returns to talk Stanley Cup, and also make a surprising prediction!
01:23:43 6/6/2014
Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick sat at Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons' table at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony, and has plenty of stories to share about that night, and about his time in KISS! Plus, Y2J breaks down the WWE Payback PPV. How'd he do vs Egypt?
01:27:22 6/4/2014
TNA's Bully Ray (formerly known as Bubba Ray of the Dudley Boyz tag team at WWF/E) is back talking about ECW, Paul Heyman, shaving his head, working for WWE, and his favorite matches! Plus, Egypt returns to predict this weekend's WWE Payback PPV matches with Chris! Who will come out ahead?
01:15:05 5/30/2014
TNA's Bully Ray... formerly known as Bubba Ray of the Dudley Boyz tag team at WWF/E has lots to say about TNA today, the WWE style, TLC IV against Chris Jericho, wrestling school, Mick Foley, and meeting Ronnie James Dio. Plus, his three childhood dreams and which two have come true!
01:16:46 5/28/2014
Rob Zombie and Chris Jericho together in the same room! They have lots in common - music, horror movies, and chance encounters with Kurt Russell! Plus, find out what Rob Zombie has against the 80s (as a decade), what he loves about wrestling, and why he'll never, ever write/publish an autobiography. Plus, Fish Expert Ash Irvine returns to answer your questions!
01:11:52 5/23/2014
Black Label Society frontman and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde is a huge Ultimate Warrior fan... and has also thrown a TV or two out a hotel window! Hear this thoughts on Warrior's passing, touring AND drinking with Ozzy, the trouble he & Y2J got into on the Ozzfest Tour, and some of his favorite memories of fallen axeman Dimebag Darrell.
01:24:35 5/21/2014
Yes! Yes! Yes! Daniel Bryan is back... and this time he's talking catch phrases, tag team partners, Team Cena, Wrestlemania 28 & 30, his favorite match of all-time, and he answers the burning question - will he ever shave off that beard?
01:16:48 5/16/2014
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan has plenty to say about winning the belt, personality tests, the artform of the 3-minute match, the nerd culture in wrestling, Ultimate Warrior, Shawn Michaels, and the short-lived Buddy Peacock.
01:03:08 5/14/2014
NHL Hall Of Famer Phil Esposito has plenty of stories to share about his 18 years on the ice with the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, and New York Rangers... and playing with hockey greats Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, and Bobby Orr. Plus, hear about Phil's first goal, his first big pay day, and how he brought hockey to Florida!
01:34:15 5/9/2014
Chris has your Extreme Rules PPV Review (whose predictions fared better - Y2J's or Egypt's)... and a conversation with Stryper frontman Michael Sweet! Michael's got a new solo album, autobiography, and tour, stories about brotherly love in Stryper, the yellow & black, his stint with Tom Scholz and Boston, and finding love again after losing his wife, Kyle.
01:25:48 5/7/2014
The King Of Swing, Cesaro, is in the house! Paul Heyman's latest star has plenty to say about winning the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, Sigi The Swisstank, the tag team Los Ice Creams, John Cena, who he'd love to work with if given the chance, and
and speaking five languages (and yes he proves it)!
01:38:46 5/2/2014
Hang onto your hats & glasses kids... Sebastian Bach let loose in the PodcastOne Studio with Chris! Mr. Poopy Pants, Broadway musicals, playing Jesus, touring with GNR, Duff McKagan, a great Dimebag Darrell story, a possible Skid Row reunion, and "Give 'Em Hell". Plus, the drunken restaurant visit that got both Chris & Baz kicked out!
01:21:54 4/30/2014
All the way from Italy by way of a 20x20 squared circle - WWE's own Santino Marella joins Chris! Unconscious Intercontinental Championships, the honk-a-meter, the cobra move, maserati clutch, and "The Price is RAW" - all covered! Plus, fish expert Ash Irvine talks sea monsters, and YOUR calls on what the heck was REALLY spotted in Lake Loch Ness.
01:39:40 4/25/2014
Intergalactic star William Shatner joins Chris in-studio...and he LOVES wrestling even though he was boo'ed at the WWE Hall of Fame! Hear that... along with tales of UFOs, ghosts, Captain Kirk, Star Trek films, dealing with hecklers & haters, and of course a tour of "Shatner's World."
01:26:48 4/23/2014
The PodFather himself, Adam Carolla, joins Chris... and they talk about everything from Adam's favorite Beatle to why ELO rules. Plus, Adam gives us a walking tour of the NFL Network, and explains his mission to rid the podcast world of patent trolls!
01:10:34 4/18/2014
Anchorman's Champ Kind aka David Koechner gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Anchorman 2! The scenes that didn't make it, the song & dance number on the DVD, and which other character he originally auditioned for! Plus, hear about his days on SNL with Will Ferrell, his impressions of Jack Lemmon & Jim Carrey, and what it was like playing a sociopath in his brand new movie "Cheap Thrills".
01:14:56 4/16/2014
R.I.P Ultimate Warrior! Chris shares his thoughts & stories, and also takes your calls about the untimely passing of the Warrior! Plus, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine checks in! He's singing with a symphony! Seriously! And he's got stories about Cliff Burton, his own neck injury, the Big 4, his favorite guitar players, and Megadeth's upcoming tour.
01:32:48 4/11/2014
Chris is talking Wrestlemania 30... and he's also talking about it with YOU! Hear his breakdown & analysis, and find out who made better predictions - Chris or Egypt! Plus, Rey Mysterio is back with stories about his early days in the WWE, the pop-up stage, the higher ropes, and losing Eddie Guerrero.
01:23:53 4/9/2014
The high-flying master of the WWE, Rey Mysterio, joins Chris! Hear how he got his pro start at age 14, what his first wrestling name was & who gave it to him, how he created all those unique moves off the ropes, and why he once got a standing ovation in the ECW locker room. Plus, Chris interviews Egypt, the highschool janitor who thwarted Pummelmania!
01:09:33 4/4/2014
Sevendust have unleashed a new acoustic album & tour, and frontman Lajon Witherspoon spills the details. He also remembers opening for Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, and being evacuated from Woodstock '99. Plus, find out Lajon's connection to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and what he recently bought from Skymall mag!
01:03:39 4/2/2014
Germaphobe Howie Mandel brings the comedy, laughs & anti-bacterial hand gel to Talk Is Jericho! He also brings a little behind-the-scenes dirt about Chris Jericho's appearance on Howie's TV show "Deal With It," which is back for season 2. Plus, stories from his early stand-up days, kissing Howard Stern on the lips, and... Deal? Or No Deal?
01:08:44 3/28/2014
WWE's The Miz was the token All-American frat boy on MTV's Real World, and parlayed that into a career in pro-wrestling! And he's telling stories about all of it - from his first match with John Cena to his WWE locker room ban to being fired by Jeremy Piven to winning the championship belt!
01:24:34 3/26/2014
Acclaimed Horror movie director and actor Eli Roth joins Chris, and man does he have STORIES...about shooting movies in the Amazon jungle, sharing a bathroom with Madonna, surviving a kayak accident off the coast of Mexico, playing "The Bear Jew," and doing Barbarino impressions for John Travolta.
01:28:28 3/21/2014
WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014 inductee Lita is talking about learning her craft in Mexico, Team Xtreme, the live sex celebration on Raw, performing in the main event, and leaving the WWE! Plus, what happened to Malaysia Flight 370? Chris is taking your calls & conspiracy theories!
01:29:52 3/19/2014
WWE Concussion Expert Chris Nowinski talks about his pro-wrestling career as Chris Harvard, competing on TV's Tough Enough, co-founding the Sports Legacy Institute, studying concussions and brain injuries, and what a scientific look at Chris Benoit's brain tissue discovered.
01:08:47 3/14/2014
One-time (okay so maybe a few time) WWE Diva Maria Menounos checks in to talk about "taking bumps," training for the squared circle, her favorite wrestlers... and of course about Dancing With The Stars and her brand new reality show on Oxygen "Chasing Maria Menounos." Plus, there's no crying in wrestling... or is there?!
01:10:21 3/12/2014
Rob Van Dam is back, and in addition to talking about his move to the WWE, winning the championship belt, the infamous "18 Grams" chant, and his first match against Y2J, he's also advocating the legalization of marijuana! Hear his reasoning, and his stories, now!
01:07:39 3/7/2014
It's part 1 of Chris' conversation with the WWE's Rob Van Dam. How'd he get his name? What about the two-thumb self-salute? Plus, hear about RVD's time training with The Sheik, wrestling in Japan, and his move to the ECW.
01:14:33 3/5/2014
2X Olympic Gold Medalist Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries is back from Sochi & talking to Chris! She's got Gold medal stories, Olympic village stories, and yes, she had a working toilet, shower & shower curtain in Sochi! Plus, hear what's it like to pilot a bobsled & train to race that ice track!
01:05:37 2/28/2014
Ghosthunter Jeff Belanger joins Chris to talk famous haunted landmarks, the real Amityville horror story, Jeff's first ghost sighting, and other things that go bump in the night!
01:16:11 2/25/2014
WWE's Natalya Neidhart, star of Total Divas on the E! Channel, talks to Chris about growing up in the world of Hart Family wrestling, what it was really like at her grandfather Stu's house, training in the dungeon, being the first Hart female to take on the squared-circle, and life in front of the camera.
01:13:27 2/21/2014
4-time Stanley Cup Champion & former Detroit Red Wing enforcer Darren McCarty talks hockey with Chris - fighting, turtling, locker room pranks, hardest-hitting players, and dominant scorers! Plus, how many beers does it take to fill up the Stanley Cup?
01:04:09 2/19/2014
Anthrax frontman Scott Ian's in-studio with Chris and he's talking all about his father-in-law Meatloaf, self-proclaimed original "Jackass" Dimebag Darrell, the night Metallica bassist Cliff Burton was killed (Scott was there), and his own upcoming "Speaking Words" Tour.
01:16:13 2/14/2014
Beatlemania comes to "Talk Is Jericho!" Charlie Benante of Anthrax and Mike Portnoy from the Winery Dogs join Chris to talk about their favorite band, The Beatles! Favorite songs, favorite albums, favorite Beatle, stories about meeting the surviving members, and theories on the break-up.
01:25:33 2/12/2014
Chavo Guerrero shares the sad story of the final days of his friend & fellow wrestler Chris Benoit. Chavo was among the last to have contact with Chris before the tragic events, and speaks in-depth about it for the first time here on "Talk Is Jericho."
01:23:36 2/7/2014
Chavo Guerrero opens up to Chris in this intimate interview about growing up in the famed Guerrero wrestling family, and the tragic loss of his uncle & tag team partner Eddie Guerrero. Plus, ghost stories, oranges, ribs, and a REAL look at life on the road.
01:08:23 2/5/2014
Avenged Sevenfold lead singer M. Shadows talks to Chris about the "Hail To The King: Deathbat" video game, new music, the song he still loves playing live, the song he never wants to play again, and what he misses most about Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan.
01:03:33 1/29/2014
NHL great and the original Baby Faced Assassin, Ted Irvine, joins the show! Hear stories from his days with the New York Rangers, playing for Stanley Cup in 1972, and what Bobby Orr & Bobby Hull were really like on the ice.
01:22:10 1/22/2014
Bret "The Hitman" Hart returns to talk about Hart Brothers Wrestling, Wrestlemania 10, Stone Cold Steve Austin, the great Curt Hennig, and the infamous Montreal Screwjob!
00:00:00 1/15/2014
Bret "The Hitman" Hart has plenty to say about Stampede Wrestling, his dad Stu Hart, the WWE, his freezing cold childhood in Calgary, and the real reason the Hart family loves cats.
00:00:00 1/8/2014
KISS is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Eddie Trunk, host of That Metal Show, is here to explain how that finally happened! Chris and Eddie get into the inner workings of the Rock Hall, former snubs, and which KISS members may or may not perform at the ceremony!
00:00:00 1/1/2014
Adam Copeland aka WWE Superstar Edge is back for more with Chris Jericho! Hear about the greatest tag team that never was - "Adorable Adam & Sensual Sean," why Adam regrets the name "Edge," and the story behind the 5-second pose.
00:00:00 12/25/2013
Adam Copeland aka WWE Superstar Edge joins Chris. Are you watching "Haven" on SyFy? You will after you hear this! Plus, the one essay that changed Edge's life, and more stories from the squared circle.
00:00:00 12/18/2013
Here we go - round 2 with Steve Austin! It's the ascension of "Stone Cold," his final days in the WWE, and tag team talk! Plus...who the heck are Fang McFrost and Ice Dagger?
00:00:00 12/11/2013
Steve Austin and Chris Jericho talk sibling rivalry, wrestling, music, reality TV, and antique shopping in this killer debut episode.
00:00:00 12/4/2013

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