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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.

Dec 11, 2019

Bryan Alvarez is beloved by smarks everywhere for his book The Death of WCW and his work with Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Live. Unfortunately, his new book, 100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, likely won't inspire the same enthusiasm. We break down why, despite terrific chapters on Chris Benoit...


Nov 27, 2019

Don't be fooled; this isn't just a Kane documentary. Instead, it covers all the buildup to Badd Blood 1997, including the beginning of the legendary feud between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker and the first-ever Hell in a Cell match. But it's also a reminder that Kane might've had the best debut in wrestling history,...


Nov 13, 2019

When Tommaso Ciampa vacated the NXT Championship in March of 2019, wrestling fans everywhere were devastated. Fortunately, the WWE Network cameras were also rolling, which led to the terrific documentary Tommaso Ciampa: blackHEART. It's proof that, despite the horrible WWE Chronicle series, the Network can indeed...


Oct 30, 2019

Steve Austin versus Vince McMahon. Hulk Hogan versus Andre the Giant. Bret Hart versus Shawn Michaels. Dolph Ziggler versus The Miz? Not all rivalries are created equal, although WWE Greatest Rivalries would love to convince you otherwise. We dive into this coffee table book of the best feuds in WWE history and rank our...


Oct 16, 2019

After two weeks of AEW Dynamite, NXT on USA, and Friday Night SmackDown, where does the WWE vs AEW war stand? Did WWE's new flagship show change with the move to Fox, or is it more of the same from Vince McMahon and company? And will 5-star Young Bucks matches and unique Chris Jericho promos make a dent in WWE's...