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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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Leyla Hirsch

Leyla Hirsch

2022-01-1343:19

Leyla Hirsch was born in Russia and moved to the United States with her twin sister after they were adopted at 8 years old. Leyla talks about coming to a new country, learning to speak English, what she misses most about Russia, and how she discovered pro wrestling. She speaks to all the things that hooked her into wrestling, convincing her mom to let her try, and giving up her college scholarship to pursue professional wrestling. Leyla remembers her first day training, her first match, wrestling in Germany and Japan, and how all of that led to signing with AEW! Plus, you’ll hear her thoughts on her matches with Hikaru Shida and Serena Deeb, why Eddie Kingston and Bryan Danielson are two of her favorite wrestlers today, and how her amateur career has influenced her in-ring style. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Alex Abrahantes

Alex Abrahantes

2022-01-0648:35

Alex Abrahantes is part of the AEW Spanish broadcast team and the manager of former AEW World Tag Team Champs, Lucha Brothers! Alex speaks to his AEW journey, his evolution as manager of the Lucha Brothers, the charisma of Rey Fenix and Penta, and the importance of creating excitement before their matches! He talks about the origins of “Penta Says,” the match Penta had against Cody Rhodes that resulted in Penta’s first-ever promo for AEW DYNAMITE, and Alex’s superhero-style pose in the Luchas’ entrance. Alex share stories about his introduction to wrestling, training in Calgary with the Harts, his first-ever match, and his transition to broadcasting. Plus, Alex reveals the book that changed his life, what inspired him to start his YouTube show, “All Elite Soup,” and how he started toy hunting with All Ego Ethan Page. NordVPN: Go to https://nordvpn.com/aew or use code AEW to get up a HUGE discountoff your NordVPN Plan + an additional month for FREE! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tony Schiavone and Ref Aubrey share behind-the-scenes stories about some of their favorite AEW memories, moments, matches, and surprises of 2021! First and foremost, they talk about AEW’s return to the road, and welcoming back full crowds! They also share thoughts on the proverbial kick-down of the “forbidden door,” Shaquille O’Neal vs Cody Rhodes, Blood & Guts and that crazy cage match between the Inner Circle and The Pinnacle, the debut of AEW RAMPAGE, and the arrival of so much tremendous talent to AEW including Paul Wight, Christian Cage, Mark Henry, Ethan Page, Adam Cole, Malakai Black, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Ruby Soho, and Lio Rush. They also discuss some of their favorite matches and performances like the Lights Out match between Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. and Thunder Rosa, CM Punk’s first match back, The Lucha Bros vs The Young Bucks at AEW ALL OUT, Miro the Redeemer, and Darby Allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jake Hager

Jake Hager

2021-12-1645:30

The Inner Circle’s Jake Hager can catch people better than anybody—just ask him! He’ll also tell you exactly what he thinks about Baron Von Raschke coming to the aid of Jake’s wife, Catalina, at AEW FULL GEAR. Jake’s got stories about signing with AEW, joining the Inner Circle, wrestling for the AEW World Championship title on his birthday, the bar fight against Hangman Adam Page in the Stadium Stampede, and repelling off the Jaguars’ scoreboard in Stadium Stampede 2! Plus, he talks about meeting Jim Ross in Oklahoma, growing up with Danny Hodge, and preparing for the zombie apocalypse. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ryan Nemeth

Ryan Nemeth

2021-12-0940:20

Hollywood Hunk Ryan Nemeth is the defacto leader of the beloved AEW faction, The Wingmen! He talks about becoming The Wingmen, the inspiration behind the hostile makeover, dressing JD Drake, spray-tanning Orange Cassidy, his creative contributions to “Being The Elite,” and the Wingmen’s recent match against the Dark Order. Ryan shares his love of stand-up comedy, Andy Kaufman, the band Sleigh Bells, and the movie “Scrooged” with Bill Murray. He also speaks to the art of the promo, his friendship with PeeWee Herman, the making of his first-ever short film, “Heel,” and the movie he’d love to make next. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dirk Manning is the writer behind “Butts In Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story,” and he explains how he met Tony, and came to tell Tony’s life in wrestling story in brilliantly-illustrated graphic novel form. Dirk and Tony talk about breaking Tony’s life into 10 pivotal moments, picking the moments and highlights to include, integrating “What Happened When” into the book, and how they chose the 14 talented artists who illustrated each of the novel’s chapters. They talk about the challenge in illustrating Tony and Lois’ love story, the final days of WCW, Tony’s 15 years away from the business, and his return to wrestling via AEW. Plus, you’ll hear their favorite chapters, illustrations, and character depictions in the book, and discover why Bobby Heenan, Chief Wahoo McDaniel, Ric Flair, and Sting all got their own chapters. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Matt Hardy

Matt Hardy

2021-11-2542:533

Matt Hardy reveals what Brodie Lee said to him after they both made their AEW DYNAMITE debuts during the first-ever empty arena show of the pandemic era. He explains why the AEW DYNAMITE Street Fight against the Inner Circle is one of his favorite matches, and what made the Stadium Stampede so special for him. He talks Broken Matt, Big Money Matt, the Hardy Family Office, his chemistry with Private Party, Sammy Guevara, and Hurricane Helms and Gangrel’s cameo appearances at Elite Deletion. Plus, Matt shares how Tony Khan and The Young Bucks convinced him to sign with AEW, and the role his children played in that decision. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ruby Soho

Ruby Soho

2021-11-1846:42

Ruby Soho shares some great stories about making her AEW debut at ALL OUT on the same night as Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole, including what Tony Khan said to her just before her entrance and the very real moment she had in the ring with AEW referee Bryce Remsburg. She remembers her favorite moments from her main event match versus Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. during AEW DYNAMITE Grand Slam at Arthur Ashe Stadium, and she explains how a friendship with Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen inspired her Ruby Soho character and music. Ruby speaks to the importance of the TBS Championship Tournament, the camaraderie and respect in the AEW women’s locker room, and her goals for the next year. Plus, Ruby answers fan questions about her hairless cat Bambi, her love of Sheetz, and staying true to the most authentic version of herself. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
AEW FULL GEAR is live from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota this Saturday, November 13th, and it might be the most stacked PPV card in AEW history! AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the exciting matchups with Ref Aubrey and special guest co-host Excalibur! All four Championships are on the line in the first pay-per-view to feature this version of AEW’s star-studded roster – Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page in a World Championship match years in the making; CM Punk and Eddie Kingston square off in a highly emotional singles match; Darby Allin takes on MJF for the first time ever in AEW; Dr. Britt Baker DMD defends the Women’s title against Tay Conti; FTR attempt to reclaim the Tag Team Championship from the Lucha Brothers; and it’s an epic Minneapolis Street Fight between the Inner Circle and Scorpio Sky, All Ego Ethan Page and American Top Team’s Dan Lambert, Andrei Arlovski, and Junior Dos Santos. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bobby Fish

Bobby Fish

2021-11-0438:361

Bobby Fish made a big splash on AEW DYNAMITE challenging Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship. He explains how quickly that match came together, what it was like getting in the ring with Bryan Danielson after 10-years, and how it felt to come to the AEW ring to “Dance Away.” Bobby Fish also talks about the lessons he learned from the great Harley Race, and wrestling in Japan. He also shares tips on proper mustache care, and stories about the wrestling scene in upstate New York when he was getting started, his love of ninjas and Bruce Lee, and his MMA background and training. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Daniel Garcia

Daniel Garcia

2021-10-2841:41

Daniel Garcia has had an incredible 12 months in wrestling including signing with AEW, teaming with 2point0, and wrestling both CM Punk and Jon Moxley! He shares what he’s learned from being in the ring with such experienced talent, the one thing that stands out from his match against Jon Moxley, and how a single call to do AEW DARK got the ball rolling for him. Daniel talks about getting started in wrestling, having to wait until he was 18 to attend wrestling school, and training with AEW’s The Blade. Plus, Daniel speaks to wrestling during the pandemic, the importance of pacing a match, why he likes to look at wrestling in “moments,” tag team chemistry, his love of Joshi wrestling, and when his childhood dream of the NHL turned into a dream of the squared circle! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Adam Cole

Adam Cole

2021-10-2144:563

Adam Cole and Tony Schiavone call a 45-minute truce to give Adam a chance to tell the story of his debut at AEW ALL OUT! He talks about arriving incognito, holing up in a trailer all day, and the incredible “pop” from the crowd when he finally made his entrance. Adam runs through his first conversation with Tony Khan, the moment he made his decision to sign, his debut AEW DYNAMITE match against Frankie Kazarian, and his love of the AEW locker room. He also recounts his resurrection on “Being The Elite,” reuniting with his old friends, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, the origin of “Adam Cole BayBay!,” and the circumstances surrounding his loss to Negative1 in an unsanctioned match. Plus, Adam talks all things video games including his favorite games and consoles, the first game he ever beat, the character he’d most like to hit with a Panama Sunrise, and how he became a video game collector! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2point0

2point0

2021-10-1442:231

2point0 (Matt Lee & Jeff Parker) are off to a tremendous start at AEW! They talk about the road that led them to DYNAMITE, the phone call that ultimately changed their lives, teaming up with adopted son Daniel Garcia, and their awestruck moment standing in the AEW ring opposite Sting. Plus, they debate the merits of instant coffee, contemplate the details of a fantasy title match against The Young Bucks, relive their childhood backyard wrestling days, and explain why wrist tape goes on after teeth brushing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Malakai Black

Malakai Black

2021-10-0744:262

Malakai Black reveals the mix of horror movies, music, mythology, and European history that’s influenced and inspired his incredible AEW entrance! He breaks down the evolution of the three light stabs and his name, and shares the backstage ritualist preparation he undergoes before every match. He also talks about his AEW debut in Miami and how they managed to keep it a secret, brawling with Cody Rhodes, and working with “Daredevil” star Rosario Dawson. He has stories about growing up in the Netherlands, the Dutch wrestling scene, his martial arts background, and his fascination with religion and the occult. Plus, he answers questions about a possible cinematic wrestling match in the future, developing his Blxck Mass clothing line, his cats, and learning to speak English. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
CM Punk

CM Punk

2021-09-3043:566

CM Punk details his AEW debut and return to wrestling after a 7-year absence in what was designed to be the worst-kept secret in the biz! He speaks to the “pop” at the United Center the night of his debut, his AEW entrance music of choice (Living Colour’s “Cult Of Personality”), the meeting with Tony Khan that sealed the deal, and the role that AEW’s Brodie Lee tribute show played in his decision to sign. He shares thoughts on his first match back (against Darby Allin), why he enjoys commentary so much, who he hopes to tag with at AEW, what he loves about working with Will Hobbs, and how his MMA training helped his in-ring performance. Plus, stories about his wrestling influences (Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, Eddie Guerrero), his love of comics, his favorite horror movies, and his most memorable acting moment. Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Anthony Bowens explains why Kenny Omega is his favorite AEW wrestler, what he’s learned so far from FTR, and how his parents figure in to his best AEW moment to date. He talks about the formation of The Acclaimed and his chemistry with Max Caster. He also speaks candidly about his LGBTQ journey, his decision to come out, and the importance of representation. Plus, you’ll discover what inspired Anthony’s YouTube channel, his new action figure collection, his love of reality TV, and why pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza! Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It’s a great time to be All Elite, and with so many history-making developments, changes, and announcements at the league in recent weeks, Ref Aubrey Edwards and Tony Schiavone decided a catch-up was in order! They share what it’s been like inside AEW with the arrivals of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole and Ruby Soho. They speak to AEW DYNAMITE’s return to the road, and performing for full-capacity crowds. They talk about AEW DARK’s move to Orlando to tape in front of live audiences, collaborating with other promotions and talent, the growth and development of the AEW Women’s Division, and the launches of AEW FanFest and AEW Heels. Plus, you’ll hear their favorite moments and memories from the pandemic era. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fuego Del Sol

Fuego Del Sol

2021-09-0948:092

Fuego Del Sol is officially All Elite, and explains why he thought his match on RAMPAGE was initially his swan song for AEW. He speaks to his best friend, Sammy Guevara, surprising him with his AEW contract, how he shared the news and celebrated with his family, what it meant to snap his 40-match losing streak, making a name for himself on Sammy’s Vlog, and the organic growth of his homegrown popularity. Fuego shares the story behind his gimmick and mask, what it means to be Alabama’s #1 Luchador, and how his backyard wrestling promotion, KBW, ultimately led him to this point in his career. Fuego also talks about learning from Cody Rhodes, Ethan Page, Lance Archer, Scorpio Sky, and Brian Cage. Plus, he reveals some of his favorite skits from Sammy’s Vlog including his on-going story with Griff Garrison, and the bit with Dustin Rhodes. AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This weekend marks the first AEW pay-per-view on the road since the pandemic started. AEW ALL OUT is live from the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., this Sunday, Sept. 5, and it might be the best PPV card ever! AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan returns to break down the event’s unbelievable matchups, which include all four Championships being defended, a 21-woman Casino Battle Royal, CM Punk’s historic return to the ring against Darby Allin with Sting, Chris Jericho’s potentially career-ending match versus MJF, an epic bout between Jon Moxley and Satoshi Kojima, and the AEW in-ring debut of Paul Wight. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bryce Remsburg

Bryce Remsburg

2021-08-2648:442

Ref Aubrey’s personal favorite referee, Bryce Remsburg, is telling stories about “Brittsburgh,” Excalibur, Shaquille O’Neal, and Eddie Kingston. He’s also sharing thoughts on Orange Cassidy’s AEW success, his friendship with Mr. Brodie Lee, his connection with The Young Bucks that ultimately brought him to AEW, and the most ridiculous thing he’s ever been a part of inside a wrestling ring. You’ll discover how Bryce got started as a referee, what it was like reff’ing an invisible man match, and what he believes has been the silver lining of the pandemic. And yes, Bryce Remsburg is his real name! Thanks to our sponsor AEW Casino!  Download it now: aewgames.com/getcasino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Comments (13)

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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