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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.

Aug 21, 2019

What happens when a show about female pro wrestlers removes the wrestling? Unfortunately, this eternal question is answered on the latest season of GLOW. It's still a wonderful show, but less Zoya the Destroya, Liberty Belle, Machu Picchu and Welfare Queen means less enthusiasm from your best buds at Awesome Truth. Join...


Jul 24, 2019

In 1991, Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura could've been the biggest television stars in the world. Their pilot Tag Team had the kind of perfectly lame premise — pro wrestlers become cops — that might've cruised to the top of the ratings. Alas, ABC didn't pick up the show. But now, 28 years later, we're revisiting their...


Aug 1, 2018

The first season of GLOW might've been Netflix's best; now Liberty Belle, Welfare Queen, Zoya the Destroyer, and the rest of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back for a second season. As such, we're breaking down the Mother of All Matches, cameos from Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Carlito, and everything else pro...


Aug 16, 2017

Of all the shows Netflix offers on its service, you would not assume a lightly fictionalized retelling of women's wrestling in the 1980s would be a major hit. But critics and wrestling fans everywhere loved GLOW, the story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling as told by Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, and a bunch...