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Welcome to Awesome Truth, a wrestling book club in podcast form. Every episode, your hosts Steve Cimino and Walt Schwenk will dissect a piece of wrestling literature. From autobiographies to exposés, WWF to WCW to WWE, it's an in-depth look at the pro wrestling written word.

Nov 29, 2017

AJ Mendez Brooks, known in WWE as AJ Lee, truly changed the face of women's wrestling. She also went through childhood hardships and emotional trauma that would've crippled many others. In her memoir, Crazy Is My Superpower, AJ talks not only about her time in pro wrestling—and her marriage to CM Punk—but how she...


Nov 15, 2017

By now, almost everyone has seen ESPN's new 30 for 30 on Ric Flair, entitled Nature Boy. But how did director Rory Karpf do in capturing the unique magic of Flair, not to mention the peaks and valleys of being a pro wrestler? Our wrestling book club moves beyond the written word for the second time to examine the rare...


Nov 8, 2017

When Dave Bautista released his autobiography in 2007, he couldn't have realized that by 2017 he'd be starring in some of the biggest movies in the world. Yet here we are, with "The Animal" now more widely known as Drax the Destroyer. Before Dave was a movie star, however, he was a pro wrestler trying to make it in...