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What does it take to be All-Elite? Dig in with the stars and talented team behind AEW via in-depth conversations highlighting their lives, pop culture, and pro wrestling. AEW referee Aubrey Edwards and Wrestling Administration Coordinator Will Washington bring you new audio episodes every Thursday & new video episodes on YouTube every Monday.

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AEW Dynasty is this Sunday, April 21st live from the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri! The stacked card features an epic showdown between Current AEW World Champion Samoa Joe and Swerve Strickland, and Swerve explains his confidence going into this match, and the work he’s done in preparation to ensure he walks away with title in hand. Willow Nightingale has plenty to say about challenging Julia Hart for the TBS Championship, and all that Kris Statlander and Stokely Hathaway have done to support her quest for championship gold. She also comments on new friends Adam Copeland, Eddie Kingston and ROH World Champion Mark Briscoe. Plus, there’s discussion about the AEW World Tag Team Championship and The Young Bucks and FTR’s quests to become 3x champs; Roderick Strong defending the AEW International Championship against longtime friend Kyle O’Reilly who recently made his triumphant return to AEW; PAC challenging Kazuchika Okada for the AEW Continental Championship; and the dream match between Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay. And there’s a special message from a very special VIP guest. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mike Mansury

Mike Mansury

2024-04-1146:25

AEW EVP and Head of Global Production Mike Mansury shares a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring AEW to your TV screens every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday! He also details Revolution and the preparation and care that went into Sting’s final match and retirement, including his sons’ involvement in the show, the archival footage of Surfer Sting from New Japan, and making sure Dr. Martha Hart felt comfortable with Sting doing one final repel into the ring! Mike talks about his first-time in the director’s chair, his headset style, his relationship with Tony Khan, working with the other EVPs, Nicholas and Matthew Jackson, producing a live stadium pay-per-view in another country (All In London), and Mercedes Mone’s electric debut in Boston. Plus, Mike reveals what inspired the throwback branding for Dynamite200 as well as the new set designs for AEW Dynamite and Collision for 2024. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Billie Starkz

Billie Starkz

2024-04-0441:40

It’s Billie Starkz versus Queen Aminata for the inaugural ROH Women’s Television Championship at Supercard of Honor tomorrow, Friday, April 5th in Philadelphia, and Billie joins to talk about the importance of the championship and what it would mean for her to be the first-ever title holder! Billie talks about her AEW debut on Dark and how that eventually led to her signing, how & when she found out she was challenging Jade Cargill for the TBS Championship at Battle Of The Belts VI, and what it was like to be a competitor in the first-ever Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament. She also details her storyline with Athena, what inspired the whole minion storyline, and how she managed to keep a straight face in the ring when Lexy Nair became the valedictorian at the minion graduation ceremony. Plus, Billie talks about starting her pro wrestling training at the age of 13, balancing high school and her wrestling career, and what she learned (and loved) about wrestling in Japan. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Queen Aminata

Queen Aminata

2024-03-2837:15

Queen Aminata speaks 4 languages, has a Masters degree in Private International Law, and is the first-ever African born woman to be signed to a major wrestling company! Aminata shares the story of how she came to the United States, what made her want to pursue wrestling, how her culture and homeland inspired her character, and why her AEW signing made her cry. She talks about her friendship with Skye Blue, wrestling in Japan, and the life lessons she’s learned from Kobe Bryant! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Harley Cameron

Harley Cameron

2024-03-2147:19

Harley Cameron has some specific opinions when it comes to cutlery on live TV (knifey-spoony, anyone?), and a few theories on how she ended up at AEW so quickly after deciding to become a wrestler! She talks about training with Shawn Spears, the AEW Dark match that led to her signing, developing her original AEW character to take on The Acclaimed, and bringing both her rap and flirting skills to the ring! Harley also talks about learning from Billy Gunn, honing her comedy chops, and adapting her professional singing career experience to work in a wrestling ring! Plus, Harley shares the story behind teaming up with Saraya, how she and Mariah May became besties in real life, and what led to her performing comedy bits on the Jericho Cruise with Colt Cabana and RJ City! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bryan Keith is ripping faces off at AEW! The Houston native recalls his first AEW opportunity in Texas in a match against former AEW World Heavyweight Champ Hangman Adam Page, and the role that Top Flight’s Darius Martin played in making that happen. He talks about his introduction to wrestling, training at PWA with Booker T, the evolution of his Bounty Hunter character, and the Sammy Davis, Jr. television role that inspired it. Bryan also speaks to his Swishahouse sponsorship, his love of Japanese wrestling, his recent trip to Japan to work for DDT, and the first time he met Bryan Danielson. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Johnny Loves Taya, starring Johnny TV and Taya Valkyrie, is the new, original scripted comedy series running on AEW’s YouTube Channel. Taya & Johnny explain what inspired the idea, how they pitched it to AEW, and what it’s been like to film. They talk about their puppy co-stars Presley and Bowie, shark parties, parkour injuries, Bearicane, John’s Hot Girl Valet era, and why they chose to base everything on their real lives! They also share stories about the Johnny Loves Taya theme song, the rom-com marketing posters, Slam Town, ROH, Dalton Castle, Killswitch, RJ City, Johnny Valkyrie, and amazing exits! Watch new episodes of Johnny Loves Taya every Wednesday at 9am: https://t.co/kib8AKKeNd AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
AEW Revolution is this Sunday, March 3rd live at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina! The history-making card features Sting’s final match of his career, an epic battle between newly-All Elite Will Ospreay and Konosuke Takeshita, and many AEW championships on the line! Current AEW World Champion Samoa Joe joins to preview his big title defense in a three-way match against Hangman Adam Page and Swerve Strickland. He also comments on Sting’s extraordinary career and legacy. Daniel Garcia has plenty to say about his upcoming bid for the TNT Championship against The Patriarchy’s Christian Cage, and the role that “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard has played in his life and career. And The American Dragon Bryan Danielson has a few choice words for Eddie Kingston ahead of his challenge for Eddie’s Continental Crown Championship. Plus, there’s discussion about AEW International Champ Orange Cassidy defending his title against Roderick Strong, Deonna Purrazzo’s chances at capturing the AEW Women’s World Title from “Timeless” Toni Storm, and FTR versus the Blackpool Combat Club. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sting’s FINAL match of his career is Sunday, March 3rd at AEW Revolution, and in honor of the bittersweet milestone, Ref Aubrey & Will Washington take a look back at some of their favorite Sting matches at AEW. They share some great behind-the-scenes stories and memories about Sting’s AEW debut at Winter Is Coming in December 2020, his first AEW Revolution appearance in 2021 when he and Darby Allin took on Team Taz in that incredible cinematic match, the important Double or Nothing 2021 match against The Men of The Year, and the Sting & Darby vs Jericho & Sammy Guevara ladder match. They also reveal what Sting has meant to AEW as a company, and the locker room specifically, and the importance of AEW Revolution 2024 taking place at Greensboro, North Carolina. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Lexy Nair

Lexy Nair

2024-02-1544:32

Lexy Nair is a proud Minion graduate, and explains what it’s been like to work so closely with Athena and Billie Starkz at ROH. She’s also the backstage interviewer for AEW Collision, and shares the story of the Private Party durag. She explains how she came to wrestling, and AEW specifically, later in life thanks to her stepdad, Diamond Dallas Page, what MJF said to convince her to be included in one of his early angles at AEW, when she knew Big Bill (aka William Morrissey) was “the one,” and why she LOVES the AEW locker room! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Rachael Ellering

Rachael Ellering

2024-02-0847:01

Rachael Ellering loves to joke that her killer ROH match against Willow Nightingale for the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship in Orlando also helped get her fiancée, Chris Hero, signed to AEW. Rachael Ellering shares the story of her AEW and ROH journey, and what it’s been like to team with Leyla Hirsch, and work with everyone from Mercedes Martinez and Diamante to Athena and Billie Starkz, and Lexy Nair! She also talks about her power lifting career, her famous father, her “Uncle Hawk,” and training with Lance Storm. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Deonna Purrazzo

Deonna Purrazzo

2024-02-0144:39

One of Deonna Purrazzo’s childhood dreams came true when her surprise AEW arrival happened in her home state of New Jersey in front of her family and a very hot crowd! She talks about the whirlwind night including how quickly it came together, and what it was like keeping it a secret. She shares stories from her AEW Collision debut match against Red Velvet, and what made it so different from her main event match against Mercedes Martinez on AEW Dynamite back in 2022 before she was even signed to AEW. Deonna also has plenty to say about “The Virtuosa,” death matches, Toni Storm, Saraya, and Chris Jericho. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Anthony Ogogo

Anthony Ogogo

2024-01-2548:25

Anthony Ogogo had a last-minute moment in front of his hometown crowd at AEW All In London, and explains how it came together with Paul Wight and Kip Sabian. He talks about the injury that sidelined him early at AEW, his recovery path, and what he hopes to accomplish this year in wrestling now that he’s healthy. He details his boxing career from how he got started to qualifying for the Olympics to winning the bronze medal at the 2012 Games to the brutal eye injury that ultimately ended his career. And he shares his AEW journey including the roles that both Diamond Dallas Page and Cody Rhodes played in it, along with Tony Khan’s initial idea for Anthony that also involved Chris Jericho. Plus, Anthony makes the case for why he’s the best 30-match novice in pro-wrestling, and he lays out his plans to become the “next, next” James Bond! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
East Side Games’ Lead Narrative Designer Jamie Henwood is a former professional wrestler turned video game enthusiast who helped develop the new mobile game, AEW: Rise To The Top. Jamie explains how she got involved in the project, what it was like working so closely with AEW Referee Aubrey Edwards on AEW: Rise To The Top, and why she’s so excited about this new idol battle game. She talks about the animation design, the story beats, and some of her favorite lines and game play moves. She also shares some incredible stories from her days in professional wrestling including what it was like training at the famous Hart Dungeon in Calgary! AEW: Rise To The Top is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Play now! https://www.aewrisetothetopmobilegame.com/ AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Scott Garland

Scott Garland

2024-01-1142:39

Scott Garland is the newest AEW coach and producer, and shares his coaching philosophy and style, and explains what he thinks it takes to successfully work with young talent. He also talks about how he came to AEW, the role that Sonjay Dutt played in that process, and what it’s like to work alongside Tony Khan. He has stories about his own start in wrestling, and transitioning from performer to coach. And he reveals whether a return to in-ring performance is in his future. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Will & Ref Aubrey break down their favorite AEW TV matches of 2023 including the Tribute to Jay Briscoe on Dynamite; the FTR vs The Bullet Club Gold Best of 3 Falls on Collision; the BCC-Best Friends Parking Lot Street Fight on Rampage; Bryan Danielson & Rush’s bloody battle on AEW Dynamite Fight Night; Kenny Omega’s return to the ring vs El Hijo del Vikingo on Dynamite; the Kenny Omega-Jon Moxley Steel Cage Match; and the Bryan Danielson-Ricky Starks Texas Death Match on Collision, among many other awesome matches! AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s our favorite moments and stories of AEW Unrestricted from 2023, and that means a little singing and celebrating shrimp cocktail style with Prince Nana; applauding the accomplishments of all four of Billy Gunn’s “sons,” reliving favorite in-ring opponents with Roderick Strong, remembering the late, great Jay Briscoe with his brother Mark, making peace with Jeff Jarrett, and devolving into hilarious chaos with RJ City. AEW Unrestricted video episodes available Mondays at 1pm Pacific on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ4e4Lb87XTzETPZyj7nZoJ4xPBjKdzgy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mariah May

Mariah May

2023-12-1444:04

Mariah May has been too focused on Toni Storm and AEW to bother furnishing her new American apartment (watch the episode on YouTube). Mariah talks about her first meeting with Tony Khan, how she kept her AEW signing a secret, her AEW debut with RJ City, and what the locker room’s been like so far. She also talks Japanese wrestling and culture, how social media during the pandemic ultimately helped her wrestling career, and what it’s been like to travel and live around the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
All The Latest at AEW

All The Latest at AEW

2023-12-0737:46

It’s been a busy time in AEW with the Continental Classic Tournament underway and the World’s End pay-per-view coming! Ref Aubrey and Will Washington break it all down and also share some great behind-the-scenes stories from Full Gear at the KIA Forum in Los Angeles! They talk Julia Hart, Swerve Strickland, Hangman Adam Page, Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega, MJF, and the very mysterious Devil.   Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Factor: Visit https://FactorMeals.com/AEW50 and use code AEW50 to get 50% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Chris Hero

Chris Hero

2023-11-3049:39

Chris Hero currently works his wrestling magic behind-the-scenes at AEW, mostly on AEW Collision, but he hasn’t completely ruled out a future in-ring appearance. In fact, he just made his return to the ring after a 3 year hiatus, and explains how and why it happened. Chris also chronicles his AEW journey and the role that longtime friend, Sonjay Dutt, played in it. He talks about his long in-ring history with Claudio Castagnoli, working again with Jimmy Jacobs, his coaching philosophy, and the most important lessons he tries to impart to his students. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! FitBod: Get 25% off your subscription or try the app FREE at https://FitBod.me/AEW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (17)

Luke Langston

That new theme is God awful 😂

Nov 30th
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Luke Langston

how old is this? Tony mentioned Cody being backstage at the Gorilla position???

Feb 9th
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Julian D. Breakdown

if you cant take a german, learn how to pumb?

Nov 23rd
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Mousie Tongue

love that Danhausen!

Mar 24th
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Gary W. Butler

I do not like the new theme music!!!! it's horrible!!! just putting that out there.. ...

Jul 15th
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Amir O Kareem

Thanks, enjoyed it.

Feb 18th
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Donnie Young

44 Mins of that voice!!!! lol! I'mma listen 👂

Feb 18th
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Itiel Misael

By far one of my top 3 podcasts! Marko Stunt would be a great interview in my opinion.

Jul 30th
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The Reaper

he talks like he just did a big ass line of "NO NO SNOW"

Jul 6th
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Josh Woolf

I agree, Orange Cassidy please

Jun 25th
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Ravinder Dhanda

Kris Statlander sounds like such a fun person to be friends with. A very entertaining episode.

Jun 13th
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ProjectGibix

These podcasts aren't long enough! Get Orange Cassidy on the next one damnit!

Apr 2nd
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yergwood.

Shut up, Aubrey!

Mar 29th
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yergwood.

i hate 😤 Le DUB!!

Mar 29th
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Christopher C. Quevedo

Aubrey interrupts a bit much, not really advancing the conversation. Tony let's the guest story tell.

Mar 18th
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Christopher C. Quevedo

Cody really has a kind heart. His sincerity and repertoire with Tony Schiavone (albeit they don't know each other well) is great to listen to.

Mar 18th
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Whitney Ivanoff

Mox is always a great interview.

Feb 22nd
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