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What does it take to be All-Elite? Dig in with the stars and talented team behind AEW on TNT via in-depth conversations highlighting their lives, pop culture, and pro wrestling. AEW referee Aubrey Edwards and broadcaster Tony Schiavone bring you new episodes every Thursday.
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Brian Cage

Brian Cage

2020-07-0254:37

Brian Cage is a self-described nerd who collects action figures and trading cards, and loves horror movies and video games! He’s also the latest to challenge Jon Moxley for the AEW World Champion title at Fyter Fest (Wed. 7/8 on TNT). Brian describes his road to AEW, his surprise appearance at “Double Or Nothing,” debuting in the Casino Ladder Match (fresh off a bicep injury), and being managed by Taz. He talks about his first conversation with AEW bossman Tony Khan, his multiple weddings to Melissa Santos, what he loved about Lucha Underground, and the “three Cs” who inspired his pro wrestling career and in-ring moves.
The Bossman, Tony Khan, returns to talk all things Fyter Fest (airing Wednesday 7/1 and Wednesday 7/8 on AEW Dynamite on TNT)! He breaks down the two-night card match-by-match! Hear his thoughts on breakout star, Orange Cassidy, rising star Penelope Ford, the return of the Lucha Bros, the debuts of FTR and Brian Cage, Chris Jericho on commentary, and what we can expect from the Big Swole and Dr. Britt Baker DMD feud in the future!
Shawn Spears

Shawn Spears

2020-06-1850:541

Shawn Spears has stories about the genius in putting Tully Blanchard’s face on his underpants for “Double or Nothing,” the idea behind the Shawn Spears News Network, and how he balances home life and work life with his wife, Cassie Arneill, who also happens to be a superstar wrestler herself! Plus, Shawn’s talking his rivalry with Cody, his quest for the TNT Championship, what commentary has taught him about his own in-ring performance, getting permission from Bret Hart to use the sharpshooter, why he started up the Flatbacks Wrestling School with Matthew Clement, and the state of the indie wrestling scene and the expectations for its post-pandemic recovery!
Kris Statlander

Kris Statlander

2020-06-1156:262

Kris Statlander came to pro-wrestling after training to become a stunt woman! She talks about stunt work, and how it’s different from pro-wrestling. She also talks about training with Curt Hawkins, some of her favorite matches on the indie scene, why she opted not to sign with WWE, and how she came to AEW. Plus, Kris describes her very first wrestling gimmick, what inspired The Alien, how her competitive gymnastics career has helped in the wrestling ring, and what makes her move set different from most others in the biz. And then there's her obsession with both pixie sticks and working out!
Hangman Adam Page

Hangman Adam Page

2020-06-0445:46

Hangman Adam Page is talking cowboy shit, backyard wrestling, dick flips, and Jimmy Page! He’s got stories about ROH, NJPW, the Bullet Club, Joey Ryan, and BJ Whitmer. He’s also a smart dude who graduated from Virginia Tech in two years, and went on to teach highschool, and lived to tell the tale. Plus, he’s sharing what inspired his name, his favorite “Being The Elite” angles, what he thinks about his tag team chemistry with Kenny Omega, and how he originally got hooked up with The Young Bucks.
Darby Allin

Darby Allin

2020-05-2848:411

Darby Allin is passionate about filmmaking, skateboarding, and professional wrestling, and explains how all three led him to AEW. He talks tattoos, his straight edge lifestyle, and how living in his car motivated his work ethic. He also explains why he turned down WWE’s tryout offer, what it meant to wrestle Cody and Chris Jericho as some of his first matches at AEW, his relationship with Dean Malenko, and why he’s so surprised by the fan reaction to him. Plus, Darby shares the stories behind his face paint, his name, and why he licked Seattle’s infamous gum wall!
Dr. Britt Baker DMD

Dr. Britt Baker DMD

2020-05-2147:26

Dr. Britt Baker DMD is a real dentist, and went to dental school and wrestling school simultaneously. She talks about that experience, her stint on the indie wrestling scene that led to AEW, her recent match with Hikaru Shida that resulted in a bloody nose and a #1-selling t-shirt, and how Chris Jericho has influenced her heel turn. She also shares how she’s spending her downtime during the coronavirus pandemic, and explains where she and boyfriend Adam Cole initially met, how they’ve been able to support each other’s matches working for competing companies, and why they never work out together!
Excalibur

Excalibur

2020-05-1452:11

Excalibur is the man behind the mask and the announce table for AEW Dynamite! He’s also one of the founders of PWG, and a former wrestling tape collector! He’s talking about the early days of PWG, how it grew into one of the most prestigious indie promotions, and all of the incredible talent that passed through the PWG ring! He also talks about his own wrestling start, making the transition to announcing, his journey to AEW, and the origins of his mask.
Tony Khan returns to share serious behind-the-scenes details about what it took to keep AEW Dynamite going during the coronavirus pandemic! He talks about the night of the NBA shutdown which directly resulted in AEW live show cancellations, pivoting to no audience shows produced in Jacksonville, and the scramble to tape enough content to cover 5 or 6 additional weeks of TV after strict stay home and social distancing orders were mandated by the government. He reveals which Dynamite ideas were inspired by “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and “Saved By The Bell,” what impressed him about Colt Cabana and Kip Sabian, why he was excited to celebrate Dustin Rhodes, the origins of the Bubbly Bunch, Chris Jericho’s marathon session with Tony Schiavone at the announce table, the debuts of Matt Hardy and Brodie Lee, and the moment he knew he had to cancel “Blood And Guts.”
Ref Aubrey Edwards

Ref Aubrey Edwards

2020-04-3045:541

Aubrey Edwards may be the co-host of AEW Unrestricted, but that isn’t stopping Tony Schiavone from putting AEW’s lady ref in the hot seat!  The tables are turned as Tony asks Aubrey about her days reffing on the indie wrestling scene, the tryout and work she did for NXT, and how she made the jump from a career in video games to pro-wrestling! Plus, Aubrey talks about her days as a ballet dancer, and the Daniel Bryan crying girl meme that went viral after the WWE Superstar retired.
Dean Malenko

Dean Malenko

2020-04-2341:23

Dean Malenko is one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time, and a super funny guy! He shares stories from his incredible wrestling career that started in the land of referees and cut a trailblazing path through ECW and WCW before reaching WWE. He remembers close friend Eddie Guerrero, offers his take on Chris Benoit, and explains why he reformed The Four Horsemen. Hear about Dean's solo match with Ric Flair, his relationship with Arn Anderson, and what prompted Dean’s decision to leave WWE. Plus, Dean talks AEW and assesses some of AEW’s upcoming, young talent, including one of his personal favs, Darby Allin!
Dustin Rhodes

Dustin Rhodes

2020-04-1648:30

Dustin Rhodes learned how to sell from Ricky Steamboat, got the Goldust gimmick over with a little help from Savio Vega, and says his street fight with Roddy Piper at Wrestlemania 12 was his favorite match until taking on brother Cody at AEW’s “Double Or Nothing” PPV. Dustin shares all of those stories, plus speaks candidly about his WWE career, leaving WWE on his own terms, his relationship with his father, the late, great Dusty Rhodes, overcoming addiction, and the powerful meaning behind #KeepSteppin.
Taz

Taz

2020-04-0955:37

Taz talks about his wrestling start in Puerto Rico, learning kayfabe the hard way, and the inspiration behind the Human Suplex Machine.  He also shares stories from his days traveling with Paul Heyman, ECW, his feud with Bam Bam Bigelow, and making the jump to WWE. Plus, discover how Taz was able to leave WWE on his own terms, and what he loves most about AEW.
Brandi Rhodes

Brandi Rhodes

2020-04-0238:42

Brandi Rhodes wears multiple hats for AEW and describes her roles as Chief Brand Officer, in-ring talent, and advisor to the Women's Division! She also talks about her special relationship with the late, great Dusty Rhodes, and how his stealthy match-making skills brought Brandi and Cody together! Plus, she remembers her days in competitive figure skating, and explains why she gave up that sport, and how she discovered wrestling.
The Young Bucks

The Young Bucks

2020-03-2650:441

Matt and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks have plenty to say about the creative process of AEW, their boss, Tony Khan, and how much life has changed since AEW launched. They also describe the backyard ring their dad built for them as teenagers, growing up Hulkamaniacs, their first matches, and how they developed their high-flying, in-ring style. Plus, they talk Bullet Club, Being The Elite, the development of their merch empire, and their love of Orange Cassidy!
Billy Gunn

Billy Gunn

2020-03-1947:58

Billy Gunn turned a rodeo scholarship into a career in pro wrestling! Ok, not exactly, but he's got a great story about how he went from a rodeo ring to a wrestling ring! He's also got a great story about how he ended up at AEW after being fired by WWE for the fourth time! Billy's talking D-Generation X, New Age Outlaws, the Smoking Gunns, and what it was like working in the ring with everyone from Road Dogg to The Rock to Stone Cold Steve Austin and Terry Funk (one of the toughest guys ever in the business). Plus, he speaks to his great friendship with Chyna, and his new tag team, The Gunn Club, with his son, Austin.
Tony Khan

Tony Khan

2020-03-1255:16

AEW founder, President and CEO Tony Khan might be more excited about AEW and its future than the fans! He talks about turning a "wild gamble" into a "successful business," how one Macho Man Halloween costume led AEW to TNT, when he originally got the idea for AEW and who he approached first, and what inspires some of "Dynamite's" creative angles and characters. Tony speaks to discovering wrestling as a kid, some of his favorite childhood performers and matches, tape trading, and how World's Best Wrestling developed into AEW.
Jim Ross

Jim Ross

2020-03-0545:11

Good Ole' JR, Jim Ross, joins the AEW pod to talk about his early days as a referee for NWA, how he started in the announce booth, and his journey to AEW. He also talks about his love of John Wayne, his upcoming new book, "Under The Black Hat," and he shares some great stories from the set of the 1999 movie about Andy Kaufman, "Man On The Moon."
AEW Executive VP, The American Nightmare Cody, talks about the emotional Double Or Nothing match with brother Dustin Rhodes, the one thing that kept going through Cody's mind during that match, and why his Full Gear bout with Chris Jericho was a game-changer for Cody. He also discusses Star Wars vs Star Trek, his Harry Potter house affiliation, the #SternFacedLady who trended on twitter, his stellar highschool wrestling career, his back-up plan during his lowest days at WWE, and his father's amazing legacy.
Jon Moxley

Jon Moxley

2020-02-2056:26

Jon Moxley had quite a collection of wrestling VHS tapes (ask your parents, kids), missed out on Hulkamania, became a Bret Hart fan, and pondered what The Undertaker was really like outside the ring. And those are just some of the stories he's sharing as he talks about his days on the indies, his jump to WWE, and his surprise AEW debut at Double or Nothing! He also recounts his rock bottom moment at WWE, overcoming his recent injuries, and how things really work in his house with wife, Renee Young!
Comments (8)

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 Rodden

Mox is always a great interview.

Feb 22nd
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